Stopping by my quilt on a snowy evening…

Stopping by my quilt on a snowy evening . . .

Stopping by my quilt on a snowy evening . . .

Stopping by my quilt on a snowy evening . . .

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing -Kashia Gown – NEW from DESIR Haute Couture
Jewelry – Paprazzi II by Chop Zuey
Shoes – Grace Sandals by Gos
Hair – Zaara by D!va
Skin – Essentail Saga by LAQ
Poses by Di’s Opera
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

Quilt – Aurora Borealis by KymSara Rayna

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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

Happy “Valenteens” Day

Happy Valentines Day

Reign Congrejo has assembled a new collection of fabulous dresses that glow with electricity and will make your Valentines day even brighter! The VALENTEEN series is a new mesh that is has the most lovely crumpled bell skirt rising to an exquisite top with cute off the shoulder cropped sleeves. Make your way to the new EVOLVE store and pick up a Valenteen of your own and you will feel prepared for any surprise evening your sweetheart has planned.

Happy Valentine's Day

Accessories were next on my list…i found these cute earrings Belle Roussel of Chop Zuey has out as a gift and added a valentine ring sent to me by RKT of Vintage Jewels….and of course while you are out shopping don’t forget the chocolate! You can never have enough of this necessary indulgence.

Happy Valentine's Day

Wearing – VALENTEEN 7 from the Valenteen series at EVOLVE
Hair – Rita (Black) from :::Fab-U-Lous:::
Jewelry – Love’s Coming Rd Heart Earrings from Chop Zuey and Valentine Platinum & Ruby ring by Vintage Jewels
Shoes – GOSHI Pumps – Black by Mstyle
Skin – al vulo
Poses – NEW from Morgane Batista Poses


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

Without a song . . .

Without a song . . .
One of the intriguing new offerings from the current L’Accessoires Collection is the Carina headpiece from SoliDea Folies. It is available in a variety of colours and I was particularly attracted to the flowing feathers. What better way to showcase such an original design than with Rogan Diesel’s latest pose prop — the Nighingale’s Sorrow, from DieselWorks. Two of the 15 great poses which are included with the prop are shown here. There is also a Nightingale’s Glee version of the cage prop in gold, which has sixteen poses which would have our l’il bird singing for joy again! Superb designs continue to flow from Rose’s creative studio at Paris Metro Couture — more than I can keep up with at the moment! But I especially wanted to share one of my favorites; the Elegant Long Sweater Dress. This has to be one of the best mesh designs I have found lately. Whether you are curled up by the fireplace, or strolling through your favorite mall, this NEW dress delightfully accents your every curve, and will keep you warm and cozy as those December winds begin to blow. O, and be sure to visit Chop Zuey while you are working your way through your Christmas shopping list. Belle has released some most lovely new sets, which will make great gifts, or perhaps additions to your own jewelry collection. I am wearing her Black Storm ensemble which includes both member and hunt gifts.
Without a song . . .

Without a song . . .

Wearing – Elegant Long Sweater Dress NEW from Paris Metro Couture
Jewelry – Black Storm Ensemble – NEW from Chop Zuey Jewelry
Headpiece – Carina NEW from SoliDea Folies at L’accessoires

Skin – Essential Saga NEW from LAQ
Shoes – Celine NEW from MiaMai at L’Accessoires
Pose Prop & Poses – Nightingale’s Sorrow NEW from DieselWorks
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

Hope for Emilia – Just Glow with the Flow

a title=”Aglow for Emilia by KymSara, on Flickr” href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kymsara/7631772852/”>Aglow for Emilia

The elegant Sony Elee Sab Gown from Celestina’s Weddings, is most assuredly, not reserved strictly for weddings! The rich tone-on-tone fabric, and choice of three different skirt configurations – from a completely dance-manageable, all the way to the grand flowing version shown here,  ensure this stunning creation will be a standout to be worn around SL’s finest ballrooms as well as the wedding chapels. The fine design of the Sony Elee Sab Gown, which uses mesh and flexi components to great advantage, is matched by a perfect fit.  From the alpha match, to the bodice drape it was delightful to find things so easy to adjust. The Smoke Camel makeup set from FacePaint, exclusive for the Hope for Emilia event, adds just the right touch of color for this formal look. And, I love Tosy Xue’s Plume jewelry which gives just the right accent to astonish in this versatile gown.

Aglow for Emilia

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Sony Elee Sab Gown (Skirt option #3) NEW & EXCLUSIVE for Hope for Emilia by CELESTINAS WEDDINGS
Hair – Jessica by Amacci
Skin – Julie by LAQ
Makeup – Smoke Camel NEW for Hope for Emilia by Face Paint
Shoes -Absinthe by Nardcotix
Jewelry – Plume by WTG Jewelry
Poses – Di’s Opera

LMD - Hope for Emilia!

Leri Miles Designs is offering a magnificent selection “Eliza” – a softly flowing mesh gown in the dreamiest colors – exclusively for the Hope for Emilia event. It was a very difficult choice, but i settled on the “Kiwi” color combination, and added Chop Zuey’s exclusive and unique Migonette Jewelry Ensemble, and Face Paint’s Smoke  Blue makeup to finish the look. The Hope for Emilia designers have really risen to the occasion for this event, providing some truly wonderful opportunities to add fabulous pieces to our wardrobes while providing some genuine relief to our troubled neighbors in Italy. The Hope for Emilia event runs through August 9th.

LMD - Hope for Emilia!

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Eliza Gown in MESH – NEW from LERI MILES DESIGNS for Hope for Emilia
Hair – Jodilynn by Damselfly
Skin – Julie by LAQ
Makeup – Smoke Blue NEW for Hope for Emilia by Face Paint
Shoes -Absinthe by Nardcotix
Jewelry – Mingonette Ensemble NEW for Hope for Emilia by Chop Zuey Jewelry
Poses – Morgane Batista Poses Shop

The Apocalypse Will Not Be Televised

The Apocalypse Will Not Be Televised

My friend Trill Zapatero is just overflowing with creative energy and always has a surprise in store. Whether she is designing some terrific new finely detailed wearable art for her Boho Hobo shop or decorating her city sewer gallery, yes, SEWER! Proving that even among such a setting such treasures will emerge and come to light. Speaking of which check out her exhibit of awesome lamps, or go up a couple floors to the loft above her shop to see her real life painting creations to brought to our pixel life , we can always be assured that her work is vital, colorful and fascinating. Her latest effort – a not to be missed interactive exhibit called – “The Apocalypse Will Not Be Televised,” is beyond description. Trill has combined some of the most unlikely media in such a wonderful way. You’ll find wreckage from man-made and natural disasters, lush gardens, ghost guides, intricate surprise pathways and colorful graffiti as you explore and consider what things might be like post oil, post economic collapse, post money, post everything almost, as the environment is repairing herself.

The Apocalypse Will Not Be Televised

O yes, my outfit — It is the new Tunic Suit from Gizza. Cool, colorful and comfortable. Tosy Xue, of WTG Jewelry just released these awesome Rainbow Rainbow sunglasses with an animation to push them up and bring them back down to your nose. And they go so well with the Tunic Suit! My earrings and necklace are new, and a Depraved Nation Hunt Gift from Chop Zuey. This is a unique color version of the newly released Babylon series at Chop Zuey which includes some really beautiful stones. (note the theme consistency here – Depraved Nation . . . Babylon . . . ) I’m also still enjoying the new releases from Elikatira Hair. This one is called “Later”. hmmm . . . perhaps just the style for an exploration of a post-apocalyptic world!

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing -Tunic Suit – NEW from Gizza
Hair – Later by Elikatira
Shoes – Espadrilles by GoS
Jewelry – Blood of Babylon – Depraved Nation Hunt Gift from Chop Zuey
Sun Glasses – Rainbow Rainbow Glasses by WTG Jewelry
Poses – Maiterya
On location at Trill Zapatero’s fascinating new interactive art exhibit – “THE APOCALYPSE WILL NOT BE TELEVISED” @ maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beleza/35/219/1501

Angel’s Black Box Secret

The Angel D. Surprise! *

Each Wednesday Angel Dessous offers a very special ensemble to their group members for a mere $69L! The fun part is that the ensemble is offered as a Black Box with unknown surprise contents. I always race home to open the Box and sometimes discover, as in this weeks Box, a lovely gown complete with hat and gloves, or sometimes a special day dress and sometimes one of Angel Dessous’ incredible lingerie ensembles. I have been buying these boxes since the start of the tradition and each surprise has been very special.The deep rich color of the Madeleine Gown and the detailed floral and lace trim work are typical of the exquisite styling in Angel Dessous offerings. It is always refreshing to discover designers who believes it is important to showcase their best efforts in their group gifts and specials. Thank you Nando and Gina!

The Angel D. Surprise! *

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing -Madeleine Ensemble NEW! from Angel Dessous (Black Box #19)
Hair – LAE 656 by boon
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Earrings -Camouflage des Lumieres by Chop Zuey
Shoes – Sydney Stiletto by SLink
Poses – Diesel Works

Sweet Summer Tea

Tea on the Verandah!

The excitement continues at Meiling Couture as new amazing creations from real designs arrive fresh in Second Life! I am wearing one of these fabulous releases – the Tea on the Verandah. As a genuine G.R.I.T.S. (Girl Raised in the South) i know a thing or two about enjoying a glass of refreshing sun Tea in the cool shade of the Verandah. This lovely floral dress is just the thing for such traditional events. The flowing skirt of this floral masterpiece has all the charm to take you from an afternoon tea to that evening’s cotillion. The use of a solid sateen fabric with a vine design on the back panels of the Tea on the Verandah offers such a wonderful contrast to the floral design that coming or going you will have heads turning to admire this special creation — which, after all, is why we attend these summer social gatherings, is it not? 🙂

Chop Zuey and Me!

It was easy to choose the Michele hair by Kia Goodliffe of Me. Hair, this delightful coiffure was just released this past week. For accessories i chose the Goddess/Magdalena Set from Chop Zuey Couture Jewelry, a recent addition to Notions of Style which provided a remarkably lovely match!

Tea on the Verandah!

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Tea on the Verandah by Meiling Couture
Hair – Michele NEW from Me.Hair
Jewelry – Goddess/Magdalena by Chop Zuey
Skin – Molly by LAQ
Poses – Diesel Works

Natural and Native

Farmer Girl by L`Abel

Crisp, fresh, demure and playful; all adjectives to describe Neferia Abel’s recent release, Farmer Girl bloomer set , part of her Casual Chic Collection featuring natural woven fabrics found at L`Abel . Both casual and fun, Nef did not spare any expense or detail weaving in an elegant touch of Belgian lace trim to raise this ensemble into the category of dressy summer attire. The versatility of opportunity to wear well into any summer event is such a delightful feature.

Pochahontas Jewelry by Chop Zuey

I added an aesthetically pleasing touch of colour with a selection of Chop Zuey Couture Jewelry that is both natural and native. The latest Pocohantas jewelry set features wrapped and braided rawhide with turned and polished natural turquoise beads. Chop Zuey is new to Notions of Style, and you will no doubt be seeing more of Belle Roussel’s fine jewelry creations in the future.

Farmer Girl by L`Abel

Belle also has something special brewing called “The Search for Miss Chop Zuey Summer 2011”, with an impressive list of prizes for the winners. Details and an entry form, and one of the largest collections of fine jewelry on the grid awaits you! Hurry to her main shop at Chop Zuey!

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Farmer Girl white bloomer set by L`Abel
Jewelry – Pocahontas Earrings & Necklace by Chop Zuey
Hair – Liz ~ Natural Blond by Amacci Hair
Shoes – Jolie Pied Achillia Gladiator Silver by SLink
Poses by Behavior Body