Glitter Shimmer Glam

All that glitters . . .

There is reason to be thrilled when any formal invitation arrives this fall… Black and White and everyshade of the monochromatic spectrum are being seen at white tie events. Mohna Lisa Couture has a selection of wonderfully designed gowns that will do wonders to show off your figure and are amazingly inventive! This is the Erotica Mesh gown seen here worn by Sequoia. This silhouette dress will amaze both the one wearing it and those who see it passing by. The sheer sides of this optical illusion gown actually have colour change panels. These panels, under the sheer fabric, are able to match all skin tones, so they achieve that silhouette and remain modest like dancers costumes. Secondly, the skirting glimmers and shimmers as you move a unique effect perfected for this gown. This is not scripted or particle in any way, it is entirely accomplished by how Mohna textured the gown. The included Fascinator rises above in a flourish with optional veil and adds an adittional flair to an already very fascinating gown.

All that glitters . . .

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Erotica Mesh Gown with included Fascinator from Mohna Lisa Couture
Jewelry – **Corsage ** earrings, necklace and bangle by WTG Jewelry
Hair – Reija Brown by Tukinowaguma
Skin – LAQ
Poses by Body Talking

Julia and Julie

Next we have Kymsara wearing the extremely provacative Julia gown with a pewter and sterling finish. The fabric is tailored exqusitely to form, capturing the light and the shadow cast so perfectly across satin patterned fabric. The silk highlights continue as the sheer threads woven into this organza skirt are fluid with her every move. The over the shoulder collar is also sheer and swoops down to frame the deep plunging neckline. The same fabric is used as cuffs to the sterling stiched gloves, giving the entire gown an attratively complete finish.

Julia and Julie

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Julia Gown – NEW from Mohna Lisa Couture
Jewelry – Wish Emerald Ensemble by Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – UKA 687 by boon
Skin – Julie by LAQ
Shoes – Sydney Stilettos by SLink
Poses – Body Talking

MLC Yolanda

Last we come to the Yolanda Glittery Black gown from Mohna Lisa worn by Sequoia. This black full skirted bit of artistic mastery cannot be captured well by mere photography, it must be seen worn to be appreciated. Like the Erotica gown above, Mohna has woven his magic glimmer shimmer into the skirt. Do not wear this to any events where you are trying to remain unnoticed. The plume of this gown will sweep across the floor capturing all eyes. What is best is that it flows below the shimmer of the black satin rising to silhouette your magnificent form. There is a certain assymetry to the cut of the Yolanda Glittery Black which encouraged Sequoia to take some chances with this gown and wear some jewels and hair that might not be the most traditional for such a formal white tie event. The Ireth Chain Halo Headpiece and earrings from PurpleMoon available through L’accessoires are absolutely perfectly suited to the braided mesh locks from Elemental Hair that fall wonderfully off the open end of the assymentric collar.

MLC Yolanda3

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Yolanda Glittery Black gown by Mohna Lisa Couture
Jewelry – :: PM :: Ireth Chain Halo Headpiece and earrings from PurpleMoon available at L’accessoires
Hair – Angie Mesh Hair Chocolate Brown by Elemental Hair
Skin – YOA Divine Spell

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MASAI MARA Closing September 30th

Princess of the Serengeti

This may be your final warning to run over and get these designs from some of Second Life’s most amazing designers at Masai Mara: The Solidarity Store, many which are exclusive to this event! It is rare that so many ethinicallly and geographically selective items are available in one spot so better grab now before they go poof tomorrow at midnight. So many have sung you the praises of this charity and the orphaned children it will help. So…. i will only gently remind you that you will be helping those who have so little and you will look fabulous in the process of doing so.

Princess of the Serengeti

Sequoia has chosen the brilliant colours of the Serengeti outfit and turban by Tres Beau to close out her african continental experience. The mesh harmem pants have a wonderful hip hugging fit and the disc hoop earrings and bracelet set is a spot on match to the flow of vivid hues and patterns of the turban to the top to the pants bringing a beautiful balance and exposure of skin. What a delicious way to show off the exclusive skin Delirio from Yoa Divine Spell.

Princess of the Serengeti

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Serengeti outfit and turban by Tres Beau – NEW for Masai Mara: The Solidarity Store
Jewelry – Serengeti jewelry set from Tres Beau – NEW for Masai Mara: The Solidarity Store
Skin – brown (Clevage) Delirio by **Yoa Divine Spell** – NEW/EXCLUSIVE for Masai Mara: The Solidarity StoreHair – Riley – mahogany by TRUTH hair
Nails – Painter by Finesmith
Shoes – Ilaida Mojri (red) by Zaara
Lighting by LumiPro
Poses by Body Talking

Arusha at Masai Mara

KymSara has gone a different route returning to that which is familiar, showing off how well the cocktail dress Arusha, an EXCLUSIVE from Tres Beau at Masai Mara, can bring a wild flair back to our western evening wear. What a pity this dress will not be available beyond tomorrow. Even more the reason to rush over and include it in your Tres Beau collection before it goes back to Kimmera’s closet for good. Kym ever the world traveler added Tosy Xue’s Bamboo Ensemble from WTG showing off her love of picking up the rarest beautiful items she can mix and match.

Arusha at Masai Mara

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Arusha – EXCLUSIVE by Tres Beau for Masai Mara
Jewelry – Bamboo Ensemble – NEW from WTG Jewelry
Nails Dark Zone by WTG Jewelry
Hair – Later by Elikatera
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Shoes – Cassandra by SLink
Lighting by LumiPro

Blues from London to St. Louis

Starlight Blue

Life was so busy this summer and we couldn’t quite make it to London in RL for the debut of Meiling’s 24 Hours Collection but, we have thoroughly enjoyed reviewing the SL counterparts to this fabulous collection. Meiling has embraced the mesh media in designing these new outfits and the results are enchanting. Sequoia is showing the Starlight Blue Lace Dress with the matching lace Dress Pants, an eye-catching combination, further enhanced by the addition of the new Sails Jewelry ensemble from Tosy Xue of WTG Jewelry. Scarlett Heels from Kalnins finish the look with an especially unique and elegant touch.

Starlight Blue

Wearing – Starlight Blue Lace Dress & Blue Moon Lace Top Dress Pants NEW from MEILING
Jewelry – **Sails** earrings and necklace from +:+WTG+:+
Nails – **denim-USA** jeweled nail by +:+WTG+:+
Hair – Riley – mahogany by >TRUTH<
Skin – Tasha2 by LAQ
Shoes – Scarlett by Kalnins (*left SL)
Poses by Body Talking

Jolie Bleue

Meet me in St.Louis? KymSara found some especially fun accessories to add an almost playful touch to her choice of Meiling’s Jolie Bleue Top and Skirt. She looks so adorable in the oversize Bold Ribbon hairbow from NYU, which seems a perfect accent along with the geometrically sculpted Plated Cuff Bracelet from GOTZSCHE. Both of these pieces are from the debut selections at L’accessoires. The styling is cute and timeless, but definitely hints at bygone days of summers at the World’s Fair. So why St. Louis you say, well it’s the home of the Blues and also the setting for the movie “Meet Me in St. Louis”, and in these blue hues you will really “Skip to My Lou” singing the Blues!

Jolie Bleue

Wearing – Jolie Bleue Top & Skirt NEW from Meiling Couture
Hair – Annika by Calico Ingmann
Hair Bow – Bold Ribbon NEW from NYU for L’accessoires
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Bracelet Plated Cuff NEW from Gotzsche for L’accessoires
Shoes – Goshi Pumps from MStyle
Poses – Body Talking

L’accesoires meet LD Major

L'Accessories Jolie!
There is a new unique shopping experience on the grid called L’accessoires and Kym and i are pretty excited by the first batch of adornments and ornamental accoutrements being offered. The most interesting hat i have seen in ages comes from Glam Affair offering marvelous shade and a fashion forward look and is also available in many shades to match up with that late summer look. The Colorful Glasses by ~Tableau Vivant~ Kym featured recently in traditional black – i show just a sample of the many colours availble, as i easily by touch menu turned the bows gold and the frame red to match up nicely with the floral hues.

L'Accessories Jolie!

For me the introduction of these “L’accessoires” was the perfect opportunity to wear one of my favourite and most colourful floral mesh minis and matching shoes from Loovus Dzevavor, otherwise known as LD Major. I picked up this outfit at the Ashraya Project awhile ago and was thrilled to find that the full selection of Vikeejeah Xevion’s vibrantly coloured minis and shoes were all availble at the LD Major Main Store. I definitely encourage you to pop in Loovus Dzevavor and see the vivacious and dynamic plethera of patterns and fabrics Vikeejeah is serving up for yourself.

L'Accessories Jolie!

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Pikant Mini Floral by [[LD]] Major:Loovus Dzevavor
Shoes – Ashraya Pumps [Floral] by [[LD]] Major:Loovus Dzevavor
Jewelry – Rainbow Bangles from +AURORA BOREALIS+
Glasses – Colorful Glasses by ~Tableau Vivant~ for for L’accessoires
Lisanna hat – Gold by -Glam Affair- for L’accessoires
Hair – Jolie – mahogany from >TRUTH<
Nails – Painter Nails by Finesmith
Poses by Body Talking

For Fabulous Ensemble … Add Baiastice, Sprinkle Generously with L’accessoires

Sis is sophisticated too!

Shopping opportunities abound this month! Not only are we enjoying the grand opening of the new unique shopping experience L’acessoires, but Vintage Fair 2012 is also in full swing. Sequoia was thrilled to find the perfect jewelry set at L’accessoires from PurpleMoon – Venice 16 Stones – to match her new Vintage Fair “Origami Suit” from Baiastice. Of course she had to pick up the fatpack of the Santigold, those fabulous pumps in mesh also in the Baiastice booth at the fair.

Sis is sophisticated too!

Wearing – Origami suit-green/cian NEW from Baiastice at Vintage Fair 2012
Shoes – Santigold Mesh Pump-mint NEW from Baiastice at Vintage Fair 2012
Hair – Dima Hair Style/Chocolate from ^;^CaTwA^;^
Jewelry – :: PM :: Venice Necklace & Earrings *16 stones* NEW by PurpleMoon for L’accessoires
Nails – Painter Nails by Finesmith
Skin – Tasha2 by LAQ
Poses by Body Talking

Soo sophisticated!

Kym similarly discovered her perfect match to her ensemble in the White/Rose Pearl Necklace from HANDverk at L’accessoires and chose the more traditional color option of the Tableau Vivant’s Colorful Glasses – they come with awesome multiple color change we will feature in future post. The Oragami suit by Baiastice has several shades of marvelous to suit any complexion. KymSara is wearing the orange which goes so nicely with her new Wasabi Pills hair and it appears she also found those Santigold mesh pumps with optional ankle strap from Baiastice irresistible.

Soo sophisticated!

Wearing – Origami Suit orange/grey NEW from Baiastice at Vintage Fair 2012
Hair – Gloria Mesh NEW from Wasabi Pills for Vintage Fair 2012
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Necklace – White/Rose Pearl NEW from HANDverk for L’Accessoires
Glasses – Colorful Glasses NEW from Tableau Vivant for L’accessoires
Earrings – Morning Dove iGems by Aurora Borealis
Shoes – Santigold Mesh Pumps NEW from Baiastice at Vintage Fair 2012
Poses – Glitterati

Hope for Emilia – Miss Darcy

Hope flows

Hope for Emilia event is drawing to a close and it was a smashing success for organizer Anna Saphire and friends, but she would want me to remind you the sim and the shops are not closed yet. There is still time to run over to pick up what we think are two of the loveliest mesh exclusives from Miss Darcy.

Sequoia wasn’t a fan of mesh at first, but is coming around quickly. It is hard not to love what mesh offers when you get such lovely texture and skirt flexibility. The lines of the Marilyn dress from Miss Darcy are so clean, and the floral embroidery of the sings with a flourish only silk thread could manage. Certainly worth a last minute look and all to benefit people displaced from their homes.

Hope flows

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Marilyn Gown EXCLUSIVE by Miss Darcy for Hope for Emilia
Hair – Tinsley/Tropic Warm by *~*Damselfly*~*
Jewelry – Flower set from Virtual Impressions
Nails – Naive from je suis
Skin – Tasha2 by LAQ
Shoes – Flower Pumps “Eve” from G Field
Poses – DieselWorks


Miss Darcy's Hope

KymSara looks all sunny and bright in the Marilyn Gold gown which shows just how sculpted and form fitting the mesh fabric is. The shading and dip of the fabric and crease in the folds of the skirt give the dress such depth and will definitely give off that feeling of bringing home the gold in the fashion olympics. Plus how can you not feel good about being so generous and looking so incredible in return.

The event will carry on at many of the sponsor stores, so if you miss your opportunity to make that last minute dash to the shopping sim you can still contribute to help the people of Italy effected by this natual catastrophy. More information at the Hope for Emila blog

Miss Darcy's Hope

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Marilyn Gold Gown EXCLUSIVE by Miss Darcy for Hope for Emilia
Hair – Priyanka by CaTwA
Skin – Julie by LAQ
Shoes – Goshi Pumps by Mstyle
Poses – Body Talking


Hope for Emilia

Athena for Emilia

Vivien Emerald – of Desir – is not only designing phenomenal gowns, but is creating them specifically to support some very critical and important causes. Her signature cultural awareness is reflected in Athena – her offering for the “Hope for Emilia” program [ View Video Here ]. Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, and inspiration, certainly three traits of those who have put forth their effort to help the people of Northern Italy, many thousands who were left homeless after the earthquakes and subsequent aftershocks in late May to early June of this year.

Athena for Emilia

The flaming red color and figure-hugging silhouette of Athena remind us of not only of the lines of ancient Roman dress, but also of the great Italian sirens of the silver screen. Vivien’s homage to the rich heritage of Style Italia helps us stay focused on the objective of providing relief and support for the people of the Emilia-Romagna region. All of the proceeds from sale of this gown and the designs of other participants, you will see stamped with the Hope For Emilia logo, in this and other blogs, will go to directly to the people of Emilia-Romagna. More information at: http://hopeforemilia.wordpress.com/

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Athena Gown by Desir for the Hope for Emilia Project
Hair – Rosetta by Damselfly
Skin – Molly by LAQ
Shoes – Cassandra by SLink
Jewelry – Shae Earrings & Bracelet, Lacie Necklace – by Finesmith Jewelry
Poses – Morgane’s Pose Shop


Desir - Relay for Life

Desir has also participated in this years “Relay for Live” event. Although the event concluded last weekend you still have an opportunity to pick up this gorgeous ebony gown. It is named interestingly enough named Emilia, all proceeeds of this dress however go to the American Red Cross to help find a cure!
This frock with the fabulous flourish of floral can only be found at the Desir Main Store. Make sure you rez properly when you arrive because it is at the main entrance before you enter the store.

Desir - Relay for Life

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Emilia Gown NEW from Desir for Relay for Life (RFL)
Hair – Lolwa by CaTwA
Skin – Julie by LAQShoes – Absinthe by Nardcotix
Jewelry – Wish Ensemble by Finesmith Jewelry
Poses – Body Talking

Vivien does Vivienne!

Vivien on Vivienne

I would strongly suggest you make some time to swing by the MANIERA sim before Sunday. MANIERA is hosting a Tribute to Vivienne Westwood Exhibition, as part of their launch as a real life digital publication. The exhibit is a fascinating glimpse into the artistic creations of the amazing British designer – Dame Vivienne Westwood. Now in her 70’s, Westwood still manages to shock and surprise and amazingly has remained at the forefront of fashion design for 40 years. As part of the exhibit, eighteen SL designers were invited to create a tribute piece inspired by Westwood’s work. Of the many exiting and exclusive designs my hands down favorite is Vivien Emerald’s Vivienne Dress. Surprising, in so many ways, pink plaid being just one! The Vivienne dress will certainly get you that wow factor and many will do a double take at the magnificently definitive cut and standout style.

There are just a few day left for the show items on the MANIERA sim. The designer tribute vendors will go away on Sunday 15th, so i suggest you rush over now to grab these unique items in the style of Vivienne Westwood, and while you there be sure to take in the Tribute to Westwood Exhibit [click for limo].

Vivien on Vivienne

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Vivienne; a Tribute to Vivienne Westwood – NEW from Desir by Vivien Emerald at MANIERA Tribute to Vivienne Westwood
Hair – Labonya by DamselflySkin – Julie by LAQ
Shoes -Dorian by Fay’s Shoes
Jewelry – Dark Zone Ensemble – NEW from WTG Jewelry
Poses – Body Talking
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

Kente Magic!

Kente Magic

As many of you know i am a real life quilter and i love a variety of textile art, so the other day when a friend told me of a new gown had seen made of Kente cloth i had to go see for myself. Vivien Emerald is a relatively new designer in SL Fashion, her store Désir is one i hope you will take time to go discover for yourself.

Kente Magic

Kente cloth is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips and is unique to the people of Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo. Originally it was considered a royal and sacred cloth, worn only at very special occasions. Over time, the use of kente has became more widespread. As more fabric and couture artisans have discovered the rich colours and incredible textures of this fine fabric, we have seen this African craft spread literally around the world.

Kente Magic

The Ghana Kente gown from Désir far exceeded my expectations! Vivien has not only managed to capture this exquisite fabric in a glowing texture, but integrated the flavor of original West African design as well. In a visit to her delightful shop you will quickly discover her eclectic tastes and that she has an appreciation for the unique fabrics and traditional designs of many cultures. While these influences are clear, her creative work is thoroughly original. You will definitely be seeing more of her designs in Notions of Style!

Wearing – Ghana Kente Dress NEW from -Désir-
Jewelry – d’Jango Gold from alaMood and Kay Bracelet by Finesmith Jewelers
Nails – Rave Red from Finesmith
Hair – Ruri by D!va
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Shoes – Krystal by Fay’s Shoes
Poses by Body Talking

This could get Meshie!

Mesh Mini

While so many other designers are struggling with the basics of the mesh, Poulet Koenkamp of PurpleMoon is already leading out in some innovative exploitation of this new fashion potential. My favorite advantage is the death of the mini skirt coverage prim. It seemed forever impossible that we would have the solution for a perfect seamless match up in pattern and texture we can have with mesh! I have had my struggles, like others, of acceptance of mesh, but mesh in the right hands is really bringing my opinion full circle. A really good example of this is PurpleMoon’s new selection of Urban Mini Dresses. I love the fit and no fussing or body adjustment was needed! I matched it up with one of my Nena sets from Aurora Borealis and off i went. Oh did i mention the Nena sets are all on sale now for only 123 lindens at the Aurora Borealis Four Season Plaza store. That’s more than 50% off!

Nena

Model/Photographer – Sequoia Nightfire
Wearing – Urban Mini Dress [Mesh] Black/Blue by PurpleMoon
Jewelry – Nena (Teal/Brown) Necklace & Earring set by Aurora Borealis – 50% Off Sale at Four Seasons Plaza
Hair – Coralee ~ Brown Sugar by Amacci
Shoes – “Aulii” Blue from R2 Shoes
Skin – LAQ
Poses – Morgane Batista Poses Shop


Fresh Mesh!

Among Poulet’s delightful mesh offerings in this latest release is the Lyn Cocktail Dress. More than a simple mesh design, the luscious tone-on-tone fabric choice and contrasting accents and details give this new dress a fine quality look. I loved finding that the latest hunt offerings from Aurora Borealis – the Woven Leather Bangles and the Gold Filigree Cuff – are so nicely matched too! And a visit to Designer’s Warehouse to discover Fay’s wonderful new Roxanne Shoes made the outfit (and my day) complete!

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Lyn Cocktail Dress NEW Mesh from PurpleMoon
Jewelry – Woven Leather Bangles (TPRH Gift) by Aurora Borealis and
Gold Filigree Cuff by Aurora Borealis (Hunt Prize at Four Seasons Plaza)
Hair – Aletheia by Damselfly
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Shoes – Roxanne NEW from Fay’s Shoes at Designer Showcase Now!
Poses – Body Talking


Mesh Harmony

In her Harmony gown she has created a dynamic blending of the curve hugging mesh sheath with the flowing lightness of the soft flexi components. Both parts of this incredible gown share the same colourful texture and the interaction is most harmonious indeed!

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Harmony Gown – NEW Mesh from PurpleMoon
Jewelry -Ribbon Classic Ensemble from WTG
Hair – Electra from Amacci
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Shoes – Krystal from Fay’s Shoes
Poses – Body Talking