From Formal to Casual with Purple Moon & WTG Jewelry

Fly me to the moon . . .

The spring releases at PurpleMoon Creations reflect the amazing breadth of amazing designs we enjoy from Poulet Koenkamp. Her gowns are always elegant and the Lolita is simply magical! So, it seemed appropriate to add tosy Xue’s Magical Circle earrings from WTG Jewelry.

Fly me to the moon . . .

Wearing – Lolita Gown in Hazelnut NEW from PurpleMoon Creations
Earrings – Magical Circle by WTG Jewelry
Hair – Zaara by D!va
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks

Marzia

With cascades of blooms accenting elegant lace and flowing silks PurpleMoon’s new Marzia gown is truly breathtaking. And, once again, I found tosy Xue’s Jewelry to be a perfect accent. The Blessings Ensemble from WTG Jewelry, while not a new release, is one of my favorites, and seems as if it is designed to match this lovely gown.

Marzia - Detail

Wearing – Marzia Gown NEW from PurpleMoon Creations
Jewelry – Blessing Ensemble by WTG Jewelry
Hair – Chika4 by D!va
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks

At Club Noir

Purple Moon Creations regularly offers entire styled outfits put together by Poulet and her staff of models. These Designer’s Choice ensembles are consistently well assembled, (with such an amazing array of coordinates to select from!) and usually deeply discounted. These next two outfits are among the ones I haven’t been able to resist adding to my growing wardrobe of PurpleMoon Casuals. I am also excited about all the new spring releases from Lindy’s Modern & Retro Shoes! And this very latest release from WTG Jewelry, the Isis Ensemble is actually a group gift!

We recently celebrated Lewis & Maddie’s second anniversary at Club Noir, their vintage themed Jazz and Swing club. The B&W look seemed like the perfect setting for this shoot. And, its a great spot for an evening of good music and dancing with someone special.

At Club Noir

Wearing – Dahlia Top & Skirt – from PurpleMoon Creations
Jewelry – Isis Ensemble – NEW Group Gift from WTG Jewelry (ColorChange)
Poses – DieselWorks
Shoes – Arial by Lindy’s Modern & Retro Shoes
Hair – Yara by CaTwA
Skin – Alva by LAQ
On Location lighting by LumiPro

On location at Club Noir Jazz & Swing Club

Sunset on the stream
You don’t see me in pants very often and when you do, you know that they must be really well designed. I really love these Alison Pants from PurpleMoon. You’ll find it hard to pick just one pair from all the great colors! Lindy’s new Bradye Wedge Sandals are just perfect for the season.

Sunset on the stream

Wearing – Dahlia Top in brown & Alison Pants – from PurpleMoon Creations
Necklace – Majestic by PurpleMoon Creations
Poses – DieselWorks
Shoes – Bradye by Lindy’s Modern & Retro Shoes
Hair – Hope by Damselfly
Skin – Alva by LAQ
On Location lighting by LumiPro

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


Meiling goes to London! A Major Hit!

O so many colours!

While we are huddled round our TV’s cheering on the gymnasts, swimmers, divers and all the other incredible athletes at the Summer Olympics there are other very noteworthy events happening in London. Today there was a showcase of a few specially handpicked Caribbean designers at the Olympics and SL’s own Meiling previewed her latest collection there in RL! Of course before Meiling became “SL’s own” she was a major star in the RL fashion galaxy. She has come to love Second Life and actually released the SL version of this new “24 Hours Collection” before she left for London! Previews of what has not even hit the big runways of RL; dont you just love SL! Here are a few of the delightful outfits that wowed the audience at the Olympic exhibit.

Beautifully executed in mesh, the stunningly colorful Harlequin gown will definitely be a standout ensemble at the `Fashion Engage’ Olympic Showcase and the season’s gala events in SL.

O so many colours!

Wearing – Harlequin Romance Gown NEW from Meiling “24 Hrs Collection”
Hair – Sora by D!va
Skin – Molly by LAQ
Shoes – Goshi by Mstyle
Jewelry – Tente Fire Ensemble by je suis Jewelry
Poses – DieselWorks


Denim goes to town

Meiling has a distinctively unique approach to utilizing unusual fabrics in unexpected combinations in her designs. Her new Moonglow Denim Skirt and Blouse ensemble shows that signature style beautifully. This outfit is available in both mesh and flexi skirt versions. I love the look of Lindy’s terrific Kitten Heels with this skirt!

Denim goes to town

Wearing – Moonglow Denim NEW from Meiling Couture’s “24 Hrs Collection”
Hair – Yara by CaTwA
Skin – Julie by LAQ
Shoes – Kitten Heels by Lindy’s Modern &Retro Shoes
Poses – Di’s Opera

Hope for Emilia – Generous Variety

ALB - Hope for Emilia

Variety is the spice of life and there is plenty served up at Hope for Emilia to please many world tastes and styles from original works with an ethnically traditional inspration to soft summer dresses to wonderfully detailed evening wear. Something to please all palettes and the best part is that these creatively sewn pixels are the work of generous designers who wish to help those poor souls displaced by the eathquakes of Northern Italy. Now all we need is another set of generous type people to go visit the Hope for Emilia event sim for yourself and see what i mean by “Generous Variety”
Analee Balut of ALB Drean fashion has wowed us for years with fabrics and fashion inspirations of the Middleeast and always gets many of us to step out of our comfort zone in the mixing of patterns colours of various complexity, but she always has such pinache to pull off the perfect balance from head to toe of such a diverse set of components to her ensembles. Her Hope for Emilia coordinates are no exception. I added the Speranza Necklace by E-Clipse and a smokey make-up from Face Paint, both also found exclusively at the Hope for Emilia event.

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – ALB EMILIA Ensemble (includes ALB EMILIA top, ALB ANTJE coat,
ALB KIMBALI sarouel pants, & ALB LALITHA flats 29) by ALB Dream Fashion [Hope for Emilia]
Make-up – Smoke Violet full by ! Face Paint [Hope for Emilia]
Jewelry – Speranza Necklace by E-Clipse [Hope for Emilia]
Hair – Jasmin HairStyle by ^;^CaTwA^;^
Poses by Morgane Batista Poses Shop


Dotty Red - Hope for Emilia

ChicZafari keeps it fresh and in the season with few special items for the “Hope for Emilia” project including this Dotty Red Sundress – just right for that afternoon outing or comfortable day of lunch and shopping with some friends as you consider what other shops to leave a few lindens at the Hope for Emilia event.

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Dotty Red – NEW from ChicZafari for [Hope for Emilia]
Hair – Girl 30 by Dura
Skin – Julie by LAQ
Shoes – Wynne by Lindy’s Modern & Retro Shoes
Poses – Morgane Batista Poses Shop


Glamour Style - Hope for Emilia

My suggestion would most assuredly include Glamour Style, i know another black gown right?, well look again and a little closer at the beaded diamond stitched pattern across the skirt and the hem and the ruffle across the bodice then you might decide yes i have room for this one, definitely!

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – EMILY Mesh Dress from Glamour Style [Hope for Emilia]Make-up – Smoke Pink no lip by ! Face Paint [Hope for Emilia]
Hair – Blair/Brown Suntan Warm from *~*Damselfly*~* at Hair Fair 2012
Jewelry – Grand Soiree swirls necklace by AIDORU [Hope for Emilia]
Nails – naive v.2 nails by je::suis
Skin – Claudia2 by LAQ
Poses by Morgane Batista Poses Shop

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

PurpleMoon Perks

Blue, blue, my world is blue . . .

The soft and simple lines of Poulet’s new Ra Gown accentuate the contours of  your figure in an understated and truly elegant way. Imagine our surprise and delight when Poulet gifted her models and blogger team with this wonderful gown in a unique color though it is available in a number of other gorgeous hues at the store and i am sure you will find one that you will love. Her matching neck piece, in homage to the namesake, provides an attractive and dramatic contrast.

Blue, blue, my world is blue . . .

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Ra Gown Exclusive (* availble in many other hues) by PurpleMoon
Hair – Lolwa by CaTwA
Skin – Molly by LAQ
Shoes – Sydney Stilettos by SLink

Have Lindens - will shop!

Sometimes — well okay, OFTEN – i find myself with a urge to do some serious shopping! (Surprise!) And, since this is a fairly special (albeit frequent) occasion, it merits a special outfit – right? (Yes, yes, i know so do other special occasions, like weeks with a Wednesday in them :)) But I digress. Something casual, but dressy, comfortable but chic . . . If you (like the other 14,000 PurpleMoon fans), have been paying attention you have probably noticed the “Manager’s Choice” offerings in the main store. This little ensemble actually was a recent selection from that series and included the lacy Dahlia Skirt, Chandra top, Margo Jewelry, belt and shoes in a combination which i think is perfectly delightful. I loaded my Lindens into my new Linnen Baggie Purse fromSySy’s, grabbed my new Holly Sunglasses from Redgrave and pulled out one of my old favorite summer hats from Elegance Hats (sadly no longer available) and headed out to (where else?) PurpleMoon!

Have Lindens - will shop!

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Dahlia Skirt & Chandra Top by PurpleMoon
Necklace & Earrings – Margo Ensemble by PurpleMoon
Hair – Ayaka2 by D!va
Shoes – Narcissus Ballerinas by PurpleMoon
Hat – Alina by Elegance Hats (sorry, No longer available)
Sunglasses – Holly by Redgrave
Bag – Mesh LInnen Baggie – NEW from SySy’s
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

Haute & Soft & Fast!

Haute gal in town

Out for an afternoon of shopping, Sequoia has it all together in this eye catching ensemble styled around Paris Metro’s Scribble Cocktail Dress. She was so taken with this ensemble that includes the hat, that she created a matching bag and jewelry of her own modified design to match. No stopping there she took a yellow cab to MStyle to pick up the perfect shoes. And those legs!!!  Are you taking a long look? . . .

Were you wondering too? how could an elephant stand on those?! Ohhhh . . . you thought i meant Sequoia’s legs . . . mmm hmm!

Haute gal in town

Wearing – Scribble Cocktail Dress and Hat by Paris Metro Couture
Shoes – GOSHI Pumps – Aureolin by Mstyle
Jewelry – asymetrique::all colors::bangles by ::je::suis::
Hair – *Dura-Girl*30 from Dura Hair
Nails – Painter by Finesmith
Poses – Morgane Batista’s Pose Shop


Soft evening breeze

A bit later that evening we meet up with KymSara . . . , the party was lovely, but it is time for a breath of fresh air and a quiet stroll on the beach. The Mountain Satin dress, NEW from Paris Metro, is a classic look with a contemporary feel accentuated by a vintage straw hat draped with a colourful sash. The Mountain Satin dress is perfect for a look that will take you through the afternoon into an evening of cocktails on the patio at the club and, finally, under the moon with wedgesandals in hand, being chased by the waves and a soon to be dear loved one. Carefree, the skirt is sheer heaven and will float and flutter making the evening breeze even more inviting.

Soft evening breeze

Wearing – Mountain Satin Dress NEW from Paris Metro Couture
Hat – Mountain Satin Dress Accessory from Paris Metro Couture
Jewelry – “Honey” Ensemble NEW from WTG Jewelry
Nails – ::je::suis::
Hair – Privanka by CaTwA
Shoes -Espadrilles by GoS
Poses – DieselWorks
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

Haute hoggin'

Ever the consummate stylist, Sequoia was back the next day going round and round and after a rather loud exhausted search she found the perfect accessories to go with her new Racing Baggies Pants and Halter Top from Paris Metro. One thing is certain and you can take it to the bank. The Racing Baggies Pants and Halter Top will most definitely show off your curves and the will rev up your favorite race fan; talk about your fashion “cycle”. Are you with me so far? Are you on “track”? Now i know what you are thinking so she is on a motorcycle, so what, you may even think its easy to shoot fashion pics, right? Hah! After a stack of blurred images i got one! Sequoia, in her bee coloured outfit, has a lot to buzz about and you too should be taking the fast lane to Paris Metro.

Wearing – Racing Baggies and Halter top by Paris Metro Couture (includes hat)
Boots – Short Western Boots by G Field
Jewelry – **Western** Jewelry and Nail set by +:+WTG+:+
Hair – Tina by Amacci

From the trackside to the forest . . .

Derby Day

We can always count on Nando Korobase to capture the moment with the most feminine details in the exquisite designs from Angel Dessous. I have mentioned the exciting Black Box event here before.  But, for a reminder, each Wednesday Angel Dessous offers a surprise “Black Box” for a mere $69L. One never knows what will be inside; either a fresh new dress or a set of Angel’s divine lingerie. I unwrapped this Sonata dress from a recent Black Box and was delighted to find it matched one of my new hats – the Lady Maia – from Hatpins.
I am excited for the chance to look fabulous among those watching the 137th running of the Preakness this weekend. I am glad i waited to wear the Sonata this weekend, it might have been a bit scandalous if i had worn it Derby Day to Churchill Downs, i think it will fit in well with the beltway crowd and Baltimore society. Oh, and lest i forget, Fay’s Shoes Krystal shoes are just the perfect finishing touch!



Wearing – Sonata Dress NEW (Black Box) from Angel Dessous
Hat – Lady Maia from Hatpins
Jewelry – “Honey” NEW from WTG Jewelry
Nails – Je Suis
Hair – Yasmeen by CaTwA
Shoes – Krystal from Fay’s Shoes
Poses – Reel Expression by Luth
On Location Lighting by LumiPro


Into the woods

Far from the madding crowd of the track we escape to the tranquil shadows of Chakryn Forest for a look at one of the latest designs from Angel Dessous. Available in a variety of colors in the animal print,  the new Masala dress is truly a marvelous look. From the asymmetric hem to the delicate strap and bodice detail the Masala is both eye-catching and a perfect delight to wear. You’ll find the bonus beaded jewelry set included with your new dress for a complete look!

Into the woods

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Masala Dress NEW from Angel Dessous
Jewelry – Part of the Masala Ensemble from Angel Dessous
Hair – Nouf V1 by CaTwA
Shoes – Audrey by Kalnins* (*designer left SL)
Poses – Morgane Batista’s Pose Shop
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

Retro is back . . . hmmm is that redundant?

Fab 50's Barbies!

It seems that recently some of our favorite designers have been picking up inspiration from past decades. We even saw a great new sim, Spyderville, spring up with a completely fifties theme. That’s where we found these groovy Barbie boxes. Sadly, it is disappearing almost as quickly as it rezzed. But the timeless styles of the era continue. Neferia Abel continues to amaze us with her fastidious study of vintage era fashions, and her finely crafted vintage dresses. Sequoia is wearing one of her favorites, the Katinka, a recent addition to the Ivalde Fifties Collection. Kym is showing a brand new offering, the ChaCha dress, from PurpleMoon’s Vintage collection. With all crinolines and florals these designs capture the fashion spirit of the 1950’s, but can also be perfectly compatible with a trendy summer party today.

Barbies - Outta the box!

I’d call your special attention to the fabulous NEW Blossoms Earring & Bangle set, which Seq made for me to go with this special dress.! It is available at Aurora Borealis. (Mention my name :))

NEW from Aurora Borealis!

Sequoia is wearing – Katinka pink from Ivalde Vintage Fashion 1950 Collection
Hair – Scarlet Semi-Updo from Pocket Mirrors
Shoes – Ribbon Slingback shoes from G Field


KymSara is wearing – ChaCha Dress – NEW from PurpleMoon Creations Vintage Collection
Jewelry – KymSara Blossoms Earrings & Bangles NEW from Aurora Borealis
Hair – Yara v1 – from CaTwA
Shoes – Absinthe by Nardcotix


On Location Lighting by LumiPro

And, with yet another echo from the fabulous fifties set in 1958 the film and play, “Grease” . . . PurpleMoon’s Sandy Dress. A sure hit at the drive-in or your favorite dance venue, or an evening cruise down Sunset Strip with the top down on the cherry red Corvette! Just to show how this lovely vintage offering can work for a current look, I’ve accessorized with jewelry from Finesmith and a most trendy pair of Fay’s Shoes’s Roxanne strappy heels!

Relivin' the fifties

Wearing – Sandy Dress in Cherry NEW from PurpleMoon Creations Vintage
Jewelry – Trivia Earrings & Swirl BRacelet from Finesmith Jewelry
Nails – Rave Reds from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Lolwa by CaTwA
Shoes – Roxanne from Fay Shoes
Poses – Morgane Batista Poses Shop