Harvest Moon Rising

Veiled in Shadows

Veiled in Shadows

Veiled in Shadows

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Poet 3 Leather & Lace Corset/Blouse, Black Laced Jeans by Hudson’s Co.
Hat – Lady Gretchen by Hatpins
Boots – Fresh by FineSmith
Hair – Darilynn by Damselfly
Skin – Pamela by Orage Couture
Poses by PosESioN
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

On Location at Wanderstill Ode maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oubliette/198/127/33

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

Softly on a spring breeze . . .

Softly on a spring breeze
There is something about a new gown from DESIR Haute Couture that inspires me to seek out a soft breeze along the coast! Vivien Emerald brings us yet another delicately flowing creation in her recently released Patrycja Gown and, once again the detail work is superb from the stand-up pleated collar, to the surprise cascade of orchids at the deeply cut back, and the layers of sheer silk in the full skirt. I chose the gold colour and accented it with the Pearly Shell Jewelry and Nail Ensemble from WTG Jewelry for the candlelight glow of an evening stroll through the birches, and down to the coast line. You will find your favorite among the other delicious pastels available.
Softly on a spring breeze
Softly on a spring breeze
Wearing – Patrycja Gown in gold – NEW from DESIR Haute Couture
Jewelry & Nails – Pearly Shell by WTG Jewelry
Poses – DieselWorks
Hair – Caitrin by Exile
Skin – Alva by LAQ
On Location lighting by LumiPro
On location, at home – The CascadesStill Red . . . Little, not so muchPerhaps, like me, you’ve always loved wearing a special red dress. Since childhood, when the Red Riding Hood story was a fashion influence, right until today, I think there has always been at least one red dress . . . maybe more . . . in my wardrobe. The Euridice gown from DESIR Haute Couture has definitely moved into a special place for me. Elegant and sensuously soft, it is just the perfect “all grownup” gown for the L’il Red in all of us! And I thought an “Into the Woods” setting might be just right for a shoot today. No Big Bad Wolves at Oubilette but, keep an eye out for that scary troll.Still Red . . . Little, not so much
Wearing – Euridice Gown NEW from DESIR Haute Couture
Jewelry – Fragrance Ensemble – from WTG Jewelry
Hair – Darilyn from Damselfly
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Poses – PosESioN
On location Lighting by LumiPro

Breakfast at FineSmith

Breakfast at FineSmith!

While visiting the recent Hollywood Fashion event I found this delightful outfit at SF Designs and immediately thought that if Holly Golightly were to visit Second Life today she would probably head straight to FineSmith for breakfast! I went digging through my older jewelry drawers and found just the right pearls from FineSmith – fitting for that vintage look. And then, I thought of what a more current look Holly might discover on this visit . . .

Wearing – Audrey Outfit includes Hat & Shoes – NEW from SF Designs
Jewelry – Pearl Choker & Pearlin Earrings from FineSmith
Skin – Alva by LAQ

Breakfast at FineSmith!

Yula’s amazing new color-change Diamond Ensemble would probably catch the eye of a savvy, fashionista like Holly Golightly – and also catch the eye of everyone in the ballroom as she made a grand entrance.

Wearing – Natzuka Gown from DESIR Haute Couture
Jewelry – Diamond Neclace & Earrings NEW from FineSmith
Hair – Katt from Damselfly
Skin – Alva by LAQ

Breakfast at FineSmith!

Perhaps she might even go for this spectacular new Collar from FineSmith, which also goes quite well with the earrings from the Diamond Ensemble.

Wearing – Natzuka Gown from DESIR Haute Couture
Jewelry -Guilt Collar & Diamond Earrings NEW from FineSmith
Hair – Katt from Damselfly
Skin – Alva by LAQ

More gowns of Desir

All that Glitters . . .When my friend Norma saw my photos of the Starline Gown; one of Vivien Emerald’s latest releases from Desir Haute Couture, she exclaimed, “O Kym, the stuff of my childhood dreams!” And, I would venture to guess that it may very well be the stuff of some “all-grown-up dreams” for many of us as well. Vivien continues to bring us the most exquisite designs. This gown really is worthy of some very close scrutiny. The complex swirls of the billowing silk are meticulously and symmetrically assembled to accentuate the pattern which is introduced as a theme on the corset top – a veritable visual symphony! You must experience the rhythmic flow of the gown to fully appreciate the complete design. While it is dramatically large, it moves with the gentle grace we have come to recognize as a characteristic of Desir gowns. I also found Belle Roussel’s recently released Tabula Rasa jewelry ensemble from Chop Zuey Couture Jewelry to be a delightful accent. I believe I would be wearing this gown for weeks . . . if I didn’t have a few more from Desir to unpack and shoot!

All that Glitters . . .

All that Glitters . . .

Wearing – Starline Gown NEW from Desir Haute Couture
Jewelry – Tabula Rasa Ensemble – NEW from Chop Zuey Jewelry
Hair – Miu by D!va
Skin – Essential Saga from LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

A Formal Affair in a Marshmellow World

Next on my fave list from DESIR  is the January Group gift – a Winter Gown in glistening snow white satin embellished with cascading snowflakes on the cowl cape. It seemed just the ensemble for a formal winter affair at Takalo, a simply amazing sim, with more beautiful snow than I have found anywhere in SL. Yula Finesmith’s new Papiyon Ensemble, in platinum, added a matching touch of jewelry elegance. And, my little feathered escorts seemed pleased with my choices!

Winter is a Marshmellow World

A Marshmellow World
 Wearing – Winter Gown NEW Group Gift from Desir Haute Couture
Jewelry – Papiyon Ensemble NEW from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Jodilynn by Damselfly
Skin – Alva from LAQ

Poses – DieselWorks
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

On Location in the snow at Takalo
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One misty morning, early . . .

In the midst of the chill of the bleak mid-winter I find myself anticipating the coming of spring and all the blooms that accompany the reawakening of my mountains. I think Vivien must have had similar thoughts as she created two dazzling new gowns with warm floral motifs from Desir Haute Couture. The Rehana Wisteria, is simply fabulous. From the billowing lace underskirts, to the richly embroidered theme blooms and the warm color accents this gown whispers the news of coming warm breezes and morning garden freshness. I love the natural blues Vivien selected for this gown and was delighted to find a perfectly matching jewelry ensemble among the vivid colors of NES – Finesmith Jewelry’s very latest release.

One misty morning, early . . .

One misty morning, early . . .

Wearing – Rehana Wisteria Gown NEW from Desir Haute Couture
Jewelry – NES Ensemble NEW from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Faye by Mirone – No Longer Available
Skin – Alva from LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

On Location in the early morning fog at Renovation
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O, my stars . . .

Desir’s other new floral theme gown – the Sayoka –  captures Vivien’s enchantment with the delicate sakura flower blooms which she recently discovered. While the lines of this  figure-focused gown are truly dramatic enough to warrant attention, the incredible embroidery on the sheer deep cut back panel will certainly draw that second and third admiring look. The lovely hair flower and a matching ring are part of the Sayoka offering. I’ve added tosy Xue’s Magical Circle Earrings from WTG Jewelry and the bold red Dawn bracelets from Finesmith Jewelry for my shoot under the stars at the magical Tempura sim.

O, my stars . . .

Wearing – Sayoko Gown NEW from Desir Haute Couture
Jewelry – Magical Circle Earings from WTG Jewelry & Dawn Bracelets from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Gloria by Wasabi Pils
Skin – Alva from LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

On Location under the stars at Tempura Island
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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

Christmastide in Paris, and the hunt is on!

Noel en Paris

Rose’s awesome designs from Paris Metro Couture just keep on coming! Her latest release includes a line of holiday gowns, which are all just beautiful. I selected the Red Velvet Romance Gown and Cape ensemble for the Annual Snow Ball. (Would you believe this incredible gown is actually a gift for the Womanstuff Hunt?!)  There is nothing like deep velvet to make you feel pampered and elegant, with just a touch of the softest fur trim at the bodice, and top of the long gloves. Once you arrive at the ball, and remove the cape, this gown is sensational from every angle. Rose’s meticulous details are even noticeable in the line of the deep cut back and the row of tiny buttons. Yula Finesmith’s “Let it Snow” jewelry is a perfect compliment for the holiday touch. I chose the gold for this look but, was tempted by the other textures as well – especially the platinum version. Interestingly, Rose has named her other holiday gown “Let it Snow!” and this jewelry set would also be perfect with that gown. We’ll have a look at this combination soon! But if you just can’t wait, hurry over to Paris Metro Couture where you’ll find the “Let it Snow” gown, in lovely holly green, as Rose’s very special gift in the Peace on Earth Hunt.

Noel en Paris

Noel en Paris

Wearing – Red Velvet Romance Gown and Cape NEW from Paris Metro Couture
Jewelry – Let it Snow – NEW from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Rona from Amacci
Skin – Essential Saga NEW from LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks

Only three wishes

While you are hunting you simply must check out the latest addition to the Storybook Collection at Paris Metro. Inspired by the timeless classic, Aladdin’s Lamp, this gown captures all the exotic mystery of the oriental romance thriller. My Dark Zone Jewelry from Tosy Xue at WTG Jewelry is just the perfect match for the elegant lace silhouettes of this gown.

Only three wishes
Wearing – Aladdin’s Lamp Gown NEW from Paris Metro Couture’s Storybook Collection
Jewelry – Dark Zone Ensemble – WTG Jewelry
Hair – Mitzi – NEW from Damselfly
Skin – Essential Saga NEW from LAQ
Shoes -Sydney Stiletto from SLink
Poses – DieselWorks

First Snowfall of the Season

And, last but certainly not least, the Cassis outfit, a perfectly delightful little knit mini and sweater combination, complete with coordinating boots and long socks. Just the thing for a romp around in that early snowfall. You will surely find your favorite colour among the choices at Paris Metro!

Wearing – Cassis Miniskirt and Sweater NEW from Paris Metro Couture
Jewelry – Let it Snow – NEW from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Tibby from Damselfly
Skin – Essential Saga NEW from LAQ
Boots & Long Socks – Part of Cassis Ensemble from Paris Metro Couture
Poses – DieselWorks
On Location lighting – LumiPro

On Location at Awesome Taiga maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Awesome/225/245/27

Paris in the Fall!

Sparkling Blue IceI know, I know . . . the song says Paris in the spring! But, you have to love the latest fall releases from Paris Metro Couture. Fantastic colours, elegant design and what a joy to wear clothes that fit so very well, and are so meticulously made. This “Sparkle My Mini” gown actually is based upon a sparkling little mini dress which certainly is a head-turner on its own but, I was so enchanted by the flowing long skirt and those incredible arm scarves that I just had to activate some of my favorite DieselWorks poses to capture the movement. And the fun is not just for the studio! The slightest breeze, or most graceful dance, sets these elements into soft movement. With that in mind Tosy’s “Sails” ensemble from WTG Jewelry seemed the perfect accessory choice!Sparkling Blue IceWearing – Sparkle My Mini in Blue Ice NEW from Paris Metro Couture
Jewelry – Sails Ensemble – from WTG Jewelry
Hair – Schnapp NEW by Analog Dog
Skin – Essential Saga NEW from LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks
Lighting by LumiProA touch of fall in the airAnd Rose rfb Morpork didn’t confine her creativity to the ballroom this season. Head over to Paris Metro and see for yourself. Her fresh wool and knit ensemble with scads of options which includes a snuggly suede Biker jacket, will have you ready for that coming chilly weather in style. I love the plaid mini skirt, and the Adventure boots were a bonus surprise which come with the ensemble. The detail work in the cable sweater and scarf really must be seen to be fully appreciated. Also, check out the “Fallen” Ensemble from Amorous Jewelry. I picked this set up at the October L’Accessoires sale but didn’t get back from travel in time to blog then. Both Amorous and L’Accessoires are so worth visits as you put together your fall and winter wardrobes.

A touch of fall in the air

A touch of fall in the air

Wearing – Plaid Miniskirt, Adventure Boots, Rawhide Biker Jacket, Cable Knit Sweater NEW from Paris Metro Couture
Jewelry – “Fallen” Ensemble NEW from Amorous Jewelry
Hair – Romilly NEW by Damselfly
Skin – Essential Saga NEW from LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks

Windswept Leaves

And back we go to the ballroom! My first selfish thought when I saw this incredible Windswept Leaves Gown was, “I must get that styled and shot before Seq spots it!” (So sorry Sis!) I think Rose was really perceiving the fall breezes in her Paris Metro Couture design studio this season, and did such an amazing job of translating them into positively elegant gowns. I have already received the nicest compliments wearing this one to a dance evening. This latest jewelry ensemble – Circus Maximus – from Chop Zuey caught my eye right away, not only for its design, but it comes in Rose Gold, one of my most favorite RL jewelry choices. I think the colour is just perfect for fall, and Windswept Leaves.

Windswept Leaves

Windswept Leaves

Wearing – Windswept Leaves Gown NEW from Paris Metro Couture
Shoes – Sydney Stiletto by SLink
Jewelry – Circus Maximus Ensemble in Rose Gold NEW from Chop Zuey Jewelry
Hair – Rosetta by Damselfly
Skin – Essential Saga by LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks

Silk and glitter glam for fall!

Red Heat from Meiling

My friend Alvaro writes from Europe that “Red is the new black for this season’s fashion.” I am all for it! And, Meiling echoes the thought from Trinidad-Tobago with this delightful Red Heat Gown, her latest mesh release from Meiling Couture. The sloping hemline reminds me of the 40/50s flair and the floral accent below the waist is an interesting feature as well. Adding a bit of a modern touch with some of my favorite Finesmith gold jewelry and my new Jolie heels from Ncore (with dots!) and I am delighted to be on trend for fall! And fall is lovely in the Kingdom of Alurel! You really must visit for a stroll among the leaves.

Wearing – Red Heat Gown NEW from Meiling Couture
Shoes – Jolie by N-core
Jewelry – Giz necklace/earrings & Dawn Bracelet by Finesmith
Hair – Shoushine by Damselfly
Skin – Pamela by Orage Creations
On location Lighting by LumiPro
Poses – DieselWorks

On Location in The Kingdom of Alurel
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All silk & glitter

How many times do we hear that fashion maxim: “Less is more!” I think Meiling understands that concept very well. She has chosen a most lovely silk for this crisp little La Boucan Cocktail Dress, adding the black floral collar for just the right touch of formal, freeing us up to add whatever glamming feels good. I couldn’t resist Yula’s latest Mind Eye Décor from Finesmith Jewelry and Tosy’s brand new Jeweled F+ nails from WTG Jewelry. And of course Fay’s Krystal Shoes are perfect for a finishing touch. O yes, I’ve got the blues going on now, and I mean that in a most positive way!

All silk & glitter

Wearing – La Boucan Cocktail Dress NEW from Meiling Couture
Shoes – Krystal by Fay’s Shoes
Jewelry – Grace Earrings and Mind Eye Decor NEW from Finesmith
Nails – F+ NEW from WTG Jewelry
Hair – Bryar by Damselfly
Skin – Pamela by Orage Creations
On location Lighting by LumiPro

Butterfly Kisses of -Désir- !

Butterfly Kisses

As the seasons change and leaves fall many of us begin to spin and wrap ourselves in the warmth of our homes. Not so with Vivien Emerald, not yet anyway, she has decided to take us on a South American journey to the tropical forest where, with the magic of pixel dust, she has created one of her most stunning group gifts ever!

Butterfly Kisses

KymSara is surrounded and caressed by the most lovely plethera of irridescent Blue Morpho butterflies. This blue butterfly lives almost its entire life in the high canopy of the trees, and you too will also feel as if you were floating on air wearing this fabulous creation. You must certainly desire to own this gown, named appropriately Butterfly Kisses, from DESIR? So, don’t let the cool temperatures send you too early to your cocoon, flit and flutter your way to DESIR for your own Butterfly Kisses.

Butterfly Kisses

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Butterfly Kiss Gown – NEW Group Gift from -Désir- !
Shoes – Absinthe by Nardcotix
Hair – Cathryn II by Damselfly
Skin – Julie by LAQ
On location Lighting by LumiPro
Special Effects in photoShop
Poses – Morgane Batista Pose Shop