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
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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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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

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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

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

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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From lace to jeans

Blair . . . with a flair

Poulet Koenkamp, of PurpleMoon Creations, has just released this fresh little dress in a variety of tempting colors. The Blair is simply  a must have addition for your late summer – fall wardrobe. Whether you select one of the soft pastels, or the darker shades, you will find that this design is flexible enough to work as either a comfortable, trendy and feminine look for a day of shopping with the girls, as well as a dressy date night option.

Blair . . . with a flair

I enjoyed discovering a new designer this week – Vendome Jewelry has recently opened, and offers some really unique pieces worthy of your consideration. I am wearing the Flora ensemble which includes earrings, bracelet, ring and a very interesting necklace. As you can see the necklace is not your typical chain or vine design but, looks very much like a gold ribbon collar. The workmanship on this set is exceptional, and i confidently predict we will be seeing a lot of Vendome Jewelry on the SL runways accenting the work of many haute designers.

Wearing – Blair Dress NEW from PurpleMoon Creations
Jewelry -Flora Earrings, Necklace and Bracelet NEW from Vendome Jewelry
Hair – Air Grace by LALA Moon
Skin – Nellie byLAQ
Shoes – Jolie NEW from N-core
Poses – by DieselWorks
On location Lighting by LumiPro

Gotta have the jeans!

Leave it to Poulet to provide not only a superb collection of gowns and dressier daywear but, comfortable outfits for that casual Saturday afternoon. This combination of her tone-on-tone Skinny Jeans and Fab Top is the PurpleMoon offering in the latest Finding Fab Free Hunt – now underway through September 30th. You will definitely be rewarded for searching for this one!

Check out the previews (and hunt hints) for the many other designers participating in this 5th annual Finding Fab Free Hunt at http://fabfree.wordpress.com/finding-fabfree-hunt/

Wearing – Skinny Jeans & Fab Top by PurpleMoon for FabFree Hunt
Jewelry – Cowgirl Princess Earrings & Two Step Necklace by Mustang Trading Post
Nails – je suis
Hair -Zoe by Maitreya
Skin – Molly by LAQ
Boots – BeeBee by SLink
Poses – by Mirone
On location Lighting by LumiPro

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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

Vintage A-wear-ness

Dinner on the Fjord

Thirties fashions have a special allure with even the day dresses drawing the line, detail and embellishment we might expect for more formal attire. Neferia Abel’s “Kahrine” — her latest 1930 inspired dress, reflects that refined styling of the era so very well with the tailored bodice tucks, box pleated skirt and detailed embroidery.

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Kahrine Dress – NEW – from Ivalde Vintage Fashion 1930’s
Jewelry – Folium Set from Finesmith
Hair – Bettie by Analog Dog
Skin – Molly by LAQ
Shoes – Chunky Mary Janes by Evoke
Poses – Morgane Batista Poses
On Location Lighting by LumiPro


Could it be . . . Sandra Dee?

The “Nora” Dress, the newest addition to Ivalde’s extensive 1950’s Collection is already a hit among our Vintage Fashionistas, and may just prove to be even more popular than the recently retired “Sandy” poodle skirt. It’s all about lace and gathered chiffon and I knew right away that the violet pink color would be my personal favorite. I couldn’t help humming a few tunes from “Grease” as I matched up my kymmie shoes from Lindy in anticipation of a fun fifties evening at Runaround Sue’s.

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Nora Dress from Ivalde Vintage Fashion 1950’s Collection
Jewelry – Kiowa Ensemble from EED
Hair – Style 30 from Dura Hair
Skin – Nelly by LAQ
Shoes – “Kymmie” by Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes
Poses – Diesel Works

Fashion for Life – Last Hours Part 1

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Fashion for Life ends tonight in a few hours at midnight! hurry!!!!
Slurls to the sim are included so you don’t miss out!!!

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You have no time to read, nor do i to write, so many things left to buy!!!

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Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Selah by Kouse’s Sanctum [FFL]
Jewelry – **Ribbon-classic** Jewelry ensemble by WTG
Hair – Angelina -Brown-Pack by ICONIC
Shoes – *GF* Flower Pumps “Eve” by G Field