Señor cubano me llamo MaryCarmen

Señor cubano me llamo MaryCarmen

Señor cubano me llamo MaryCarmen

Señor cubano me llamo MaryCarmen
Model/Photographer – Sequoia Nightfire
Wearing – DESIR MaryCarmen dress
Make-up – .:: BEAUTIFUL DELUXE ::. A-LIST EYESHADOW [2-210][NEW]
Hair ornament – * Amacci Hair Flowers ~ Orchids (included in Daphne hair packs)
Hair – Amacci Hair Daphne ~ Brown Sugar
Nails – Moondance Boutique LQ Mesh Pearls nails on HUD
Jewelry – Zuri Jewelry by Zuri Rayna ~ Antique Cuppa/Mocha V2 Diadem, Choker, Earrings and Bracelet
Poses – Morgane Batista Poses

Pictures on location at Tropicana Salsa Ballroom

Four Fresh New Designs from Paris Metro Couture!

All in bloomSpring is definitely in the air and all of our favorite designers are anticipating the season’s colours with special offerings. Yula Finesmith brings us the colours of Spring with a floral inspired Ensemble Called Kotar. And yes, those are the Rave Nails, also from Finesmith Jewelry! My gown is the latest release from Paris Metro Couture, a delicate floral, appropriately named Etre en Fleurs. You will find it in a variety of impossible to resist colours — perfect for that first spring affair.All in bloom
Wearing – Etre en Fleurs Gown – NEW from Paris Metro Couture
Jewelry – Kotar Ensemble – NEW from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Ulrica from Amacci
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Poses – WetCat
On Location lighting by LumiProOn Location at The Botanical Gardens
maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Botanical%20Gardens/…Daddie's FlowersContinuing the spring floral inspiration, Rose rfb Morpork brings us this luscious floating gown called “Daddie’s Flowers” from Paris Metro Couture.  I knew that I had to shoot this in the dreamy environment of Alirium. The matching Princess of the Forest Jewelry Ensemble, was one of the wonderful colour-change sets offered by Lazuri Jewelry during the recent Fashion for Life event.Daddie's Flowers
Wearing – Daddie’s Flowers Gown – NEW from Paris Metro Couture
Jewelry – Princess of the Forest Ensemble NEW from Lazuri
Hair – Gloria NEW from Amacci
Skin – Essential Saga by LAQ
Poses – WetCat
On Location lighting by LumiProOn Location at Alirium
maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/alirium/129/123/37Lacy Candy
You must see the amazing texture detail on the Lacy Candy Cocktail dress from Paris Metro Couture. Offered in a variety of colours as well as this noir, the lace top is lined in a contrasting tone and the mesh skirt is lined in the matching colour. A very polished look for the coming season of galas. And with this delightful short skirt I can show off my new Grace Sandals from GoS Boutique. My bracelet and earrings are from Chop Zuey’s River Rocks Ensemble, released during the recent Fashion for Life event.

Lacy Candy

Wearing – Lacy Candy Cocktail Dress – NEW from Paris Metro Couture
Jewelry – River Rocks Ensemble – NEW from Chop Zuey Jewelry
Hair – Coralee from Amacci
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Shoes – Grace Sandals – NEW from GoS Boutique
Poses – WetCat

Visit to the Emerald City

I just had to choose this Emerald Arun Gown from among the spectrum of spring-like hues from Paris Metro Couture and add the LaSchiava Jewelry Ensemble just released by E-Clipse from the current round  of offerings from L’Accessoires. And where better to shoot this combination than the Emerald City at Oz? This is a must visit sim. It is fully executed in mesh and has some of the most creative vistas!

Visit to the Emerald City
Wearing – Arun Gown – NEW from Paris Metro Couture
Jewelry – LaSchiava Ensemble NEW from E-Clipse for L’Accessoires
Hair – Anna from Amacci
Skin – Julie by LAQ
Poses – WetCat
On Location lighting by LumiPro

On Location at Oz – (A must see fully mesh sim)
maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Magic%20of%20Oz/129/188/35

Fashion for Life 2013 – Amacci, PosESioN, Legal Insanity

Strictly Business

Strictly Business
Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Mademoiselle Jacket & Skirt – EXCLUSIVE by Legal Insanity for Fashion for Life
Shoes – Kaelyn by Lindy’s Modern & Retro Shoes
Hair – Chika4 by D!va
Skin – Emma Pearl EXCLUSIVE for Fashion for Life by Amacci
Poses – Chic – EXCLUSIVE for Fashion for Life by PosESioN

FASHION FOR LIFE 2013 : Shopping SLurls

Fashion for Life 2013 – Lazuri, Dura, Amacci, Wet Cat, Silk Dreams

Even More Fashion for Life Previews!

Even More Fashion for Life Previews!

Even More Fashion for Life Previews!
Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Milano Cocktail Dress – EXCLUSIVE by Silk Dreams for Fashion for Life
Jewelry – Spring Pastels Color Change Ensemble EXCLUSIVE by Lazuri Avenue for Fashion for Life
Shoes -Grace Sandals NEW from GoS Boutique
Hair – FFL Hair #1 EXCLUSIVE for Fashion for Life by Dura
Skin – Emma EXCLUSIVE for Fashion for Life by Amacci
Poses – EXCLUSIVE for Fashion for Life by Wet Cat

FASHION FOR LIFE 2013 : Shopping SLurls

Fashion For Life 2013 – ArisAris, Virtual Impressions, Dura Hair, Amacci, PosESioN

EXCLUSIVE for Fashion for Life!

EXCLUSIVE for Fashion for Life!
Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Zipper Striped Dress EXCLUSIVE BY ArisAris for Fashion for Life 2013
Jewelry – Honour Ensemble EXCLUSIVE by Virtual Impressions for Fashion for Life 2013
Shoes -Delinda NEW from Lindy’s Modern & Retro Shoes
Hair – Hair 2 EXCLUSIVE by Dura for Fashion for Life 2013
Skin – Emma Nutmeg EXCLUSIVE from Amacci for Fashion for Life 2013
Poses – Chic EXCLUSIVE by PosESioN for Fashion for Life 2013

FASHION FOR LIFE 2013: SHOPPING SLURLS

Under the Purple Moon

O, so very Purple . . .
With so much newness around since the beginning of the year, I hardly know where to start. But let’s jump right in! Poulet Koenkamp is out of the gate for 2013 with a dazzling collection of gowns at Purple Moon Creations. Her La Femme Fatal design clearly lives up to the name, with feather embellishments, bows and cascades of elegant fabrics all focusing attention on silhouette of the wearer. This gown is available in an equally dazzling array of colours but, I could not resist the deep purple.

I am having the best time with the wonderful new Eclipse skin from Silken Moon, and all the makeup options available. Malicia Python has designed a wonderful spectrum of eye and lip colours for formal to casual stylings, with a promise of more to come. I have found that so many of the skins available with mesh components have a heavy, overdone look. Not so with the Eclipse line. These are most artistically developed and make it easy to adapt to just the style you are seeking.

Another most exciting designer, Yula Finesmith, has also been busy producing some unique and beautiful items at Finesmith Jewelry. The Cen Ensemble I am wearing here is actually a member group gift for January. It is fully colour change and menu adjustable too. I am always impressed with designers who reward their faithful customers with the same high quality in gifts that apply in the items they offer for sale. Yula consistently does this. Yay Yula!

O, so very Purple . . .

Wearing – La Femme Fatal Gown NEW from PurpleMoon Creations
Jewelry -Cen Ensemble NEW from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Jessica by Amacci
Skin – Eclipse NEW from Silken Moon
Poses – Di’s Opera
Lighting by LumiPro

All peach and lace
The new Cao Gown from PurpleMoon Creations truly captures the grace, elegance and femininity of it’s namesake Caoimhe Lionheart, one of the loveliest models in SL. The combination of iridescent silks and floral lace with daring and delicate lines accentuate the figure in an alluring albeit demure manner. I thought Poulet’s addition of the short lace gloves was the perfect touch.

Again I turned to Finesmith Jewelry for the perfectly matching Grapa Ensemble to complete this look. The Grapa set is available in several stunning stone options to coordinate well with whatever colour choice you select in the Cao Gown.

And you can see that I am still enjoying the flexibility of my new Eclipse skin from Silken Moon, with the soft eye color and multiple lip color options.
All peach and lace

Wearing – Cao Gown in Peach NEW from PurpleMoon Creations
Jewelry -Grapa Ensemble NEW from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Anna by Amacci
Skin – Eclipse NEW from Silken Moon

Poses – Morgane’s Pose Shop

Let it Snow!

Winter Wonder

Augusta Creations has just released a delightful bevy of gowns and cocktail dresses to tantalize us during the chilly months of winter. I was thrilled to find Augusta’s lovely gift of the Iole Gown, in seasonal red, just in time for a recent holiday gathering. And speaking of lovely gifts, Belle also filled our stockings with some very special jewelry ensembles during her 12 Days of Christmas event at Chop Zuey. I am wearing a few of the “days” here — the “Joy Abound” ensemble includes earrings, bracelets and necklace pieces.

Winter Wonder

Wearing – Iole Red Gown – NEW Member Gift from Augusta Creations
Jewelry – Joy Abound Ensemble NEW 12 Days of Christmas Gift from Chop Zuey
Hair – Antonella by Damselfly
Skin – Molly from LAQ
Shoes – Moshi by Nardcotix
Poses – Di’s Opera
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

Dancing among the Snowflakes
There are so many choices at Augusta Creations! You are sure to find just the right dress for that special event. And, with so many holiday events you will want to pick up more than one, right? I couldn’t wait to get to the club in my new Ilde Cocktail Dress and celebrated with a bit of dancing among the snowflakes at the studio! MiaMai’s new Lily shoes – recently released through L’Accessoires – were a perfect match for this lovely gown and tosy Xue’s latest release, the “Ice Queen” ensemble from WTG Jewelry, completes the look from every angle.

Dancing among the Snowflakes

Dancing among the Snowflakes

Wearing – Ilde Grey Cocktail Dress – NEW from Augusta Creations
Jewelry – The Ice Queen Ensemble NEW from WTG Jewelry
Hair – Annna by Amacci
Skin – Molly from LAQ
Shoes – Lily by MiaMai for L’accessoires
Poses – Di’s Opera
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

On a Golden Wintery Eve & Bamboo Dreams

On a golden wintery eveI am continually amazed at the creative elegance of Vivien Emerald’s spectacular couture designs. In these latest releases from DESIR Haute Couture, Vivien has captured the allure and mystery of the traditional lines of Chinese costume while exploiting the beauty and flow of the most incredible silk brocades to bring us two gowns of breathtaking beauty. The Chinese Golden Dragon Costume features a high collar bolero with very traditional capped shoulder elements, over a gown which dramatically emphasizes the form and movement of the wearer. The ensemble includes an incredible dragon headpiece, with an appropriate hair addition to complete  the traditional costume look. I chose however, to style this one to show its flexibility as a more modern formal gown, adding tosy Xue’s fabulous Myth Jewelry set from WTG Jewelry (which seems almost magically matched to Vivien’s gown) and a typical western updo from Amacci. Regardless of your personal approach to this gown, you will be delighted with the look, fit and ease of wearing the myriad parts and attachments that are a part of this most amazing design.
On a golden wintery eveOn a golden wintery eve

Wearing – Chinese Gold Dragon Costume NEW from Desir Haute Couture
Jewelry – Myth Ensemble from WTG Jewelry
Hair – Rona by Amacci
Skin – Essential Saga NEW from LAQ
Shoes – Menisa from Enkythings
Poses – DieselWorks
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

On Location in Amatsu Shima – maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amatsu%20Shima/28/110/22

Bamboo Dreams

It is difficult to choose a favorite between these two costumes from DESIR Haute Couture! In the Shena ensemble, Vivien once again finds inspiration in the line and fabric of the most traditional Chinese dress, moving forward from there with her typically stunning interpretation. The billowing soft silk she uses in this gown contrasts so effectively with the detailed fine lines of the primary gown pieces. As soon as I saw the floral and bamboo embellishments on this rich fabric I knew right away that the perfect jewelry match would again be one of my favorite sets from  WTG Jewelry. This is one of tosy Xue’s earlier designs with a relatively unremarkable name of J:D-02, but an amazingly detailed floral cluster which echoes the embroidery of the gown’s collar. Vivien also includes her awesome dragon headpiece/hairpiece attachments with this ensemble to enable you to capture more fully the essence of the traditional costume.

I really enjoyed a visit to the China and Amatsu Shima sims to shoot this series in two of the most tranquil and dreamlike settings in SL. And, having the on-location lighting flexibility of my LumiPro, enabled me to capture the beauty of these designs in a most appropriate environment.

Bamboo Dreams

Wearing – Chinese Shena Costume NEW from Desir Haute Couture
Jewelry – J:D-02 from WTG Jewelry
Hair – Faye by Mirone (No longer available)
Skin – Nellie from LAQ
Shoes – Baba Yaga from Enkythings
Poses – DieselWorks
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

On Location in China – maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/China/146/213/1250

Bamboo Dreams

Paris Eiffel Autumn Fashion Show Parade – Sneak Preview

Paris Autumn Fashion Show Parade - Preview

Rose RFB Morpork will formally debut five new fall gowns from Paris Metro Couture in a beautiful seasonal event at the Paris Eiffel Tower tomorrow September 21st. This marvelous collection is already on display at the Paris Metro Main Store in the beautiful Paris 1900 sim. Each of the gowns is so unique and finely detailed, making selecting just one an impossible task! The Gold Leaf gown captures the spirit of the autumn breeze in an exquisite multi-layered silk and chiffon design with a maple leaf shaped accent piece at the waist and bodice. The early fall colours are breathtaking and the gown responds to even the fairest breeze.

Paris Autumn Fashion Show Parade - Preview

Wearing – The Golden Leaf Gown NEW from Paris Metro Couture for Paris Autumn Fashion Show Parade coming September 21st
Jewelry – Leaf Ensemble from G Field
Shoes – Sydney Stilettos by SLink
Hair -Anna by Amacci
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Poses – Behavior Body
On location Lighting by LumiPro

Paris Autumn Fashion Show Parade - Preview

Rose continues her creative “Storybook Series” line with a very special design titled “The Peacock’s Complaint,” inspired by the Aesop fable of the glorious bird who found no joy in his beauty and complained bitterly about his raspy voice. This tale seeks to teach us to make the most of what we have and not to envy the gifts of others. This highly detailed gown is is made from imported metallic thread embedded silk from the Far East, fashioned to capture the colour and grace of the peacock feathers.

Paris Autumn Fashion Show Parade - Preview

Wearing – The Peacock’s Complaint NEW from Paris Metro Couture for Paris Autumn Fashion Show Parade coming September 21st
Jewelry – Giz Ensemble from Finesmith Jewelry
Shoes – Sydney Stilettos by SLink
Hair -Ashlee by Damselfly
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks
On location Lighting by LumiPro

Aphrodite's Rose

While I still cannot pick a favorite from among these designs, I must include the incredible Le Linen Rose II among my top picks. The delicate and sheer lines of this graceful gown and the remarkable detail work, including the rose theme ebroidery, will make this one of my fall favorites. I was also delighted to discover how well the NEW Aphrodite Bronze Ensemble, from Vendome Jewelry, fit with this gown . . . and to emphasize the regal look even a bit more . . . i chose a few of the NEW Princess Poses from PosESioN, which are part of their gift for the Runway Perfect Hunt, starting October 1.

Aphrodite's Rose

Wearing – Le Linen Rose II – NEW From Paris Metro Couture for Paris Autumn Fashion Show Parade coming September 21st
Jewelry -Aphrodite Bronze; Necklace, Earrings & Bracelet NEW from Vendome Jewelry
Hair -Ulrica by Amacci
Skin – Nellie by LAQ
Poses – Princess Series – NEW – Exclusive for The Runway Perfect Hunt STARTING 1 OCTOBER by PosESioN
On location Lighting by LumiPro

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Shall we dance?

Shall we dance?

The latest release from AlaFolie is the darling little Marilyn dress. Reminiscent of the Roaring Twenties flapper outfits, it will have you heading to the nearest vintage club for an evening of dancing and fun. But wait — haven’t we all been a trifle frustrated when we hit the dance floor in that great looking new mesh dress and as soon as we start to dance we expose those invisible bod parts that were vanished in the alpha mask? Pixivor Allen has figured a new technique for mesh designs that does not require using an alpha mask and, will allow you complete motion freedom with no exposure of those icky missing body sections! Yay Pixi!! I am sure we will see additional delightful designs from AlaFolie using this approach, but meanwhile I am thoroughly enjoying the Marilyn. I’d say more but I must run along to the club 🙂

Shall we dance?

Wearing – Marilyn NEW in mesh from AlaFolie
Jewelry – Pearly Shell Ensemble – from WTG Jewelry
Nails – pearly Shell by WTG Jewelry
Hair – Doris by Amacci
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Shoes – Crystal by Fay’s Shoes
Poses by DieselWorks

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