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

Something Special This Way Comes…

Something special this way comes . . .

Something special this way comes . . .

Model – KymSara Rayna
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Selena Gown NEW from Desir Haute Couture {October Group Gift}
Jewelry – Fire Hot Ensemble by WTG Jewelry
Hair – Indecent by GuRL6
Skin – Nellie by LAQ
Shoes – Sydney Stilettos by SLink
Poses – Di’s Opera
Lighting by Lumipro

On Location at the Mechanical Toy Factory maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forgotten%20City/223/71/333

Return to AlaFolie

Morning Glories and Violettes

It has been way too long since my last visit to AlaFolie. I was reminded of this when I spotted the AlaFolie shop at Vintage Fair 2012 last week. A look around at the lovely new designs there (and a few purchases later, including this Robe d’ete Violettes) and I was off to the main store! Of course I found some delightful things there too — but I digress. Pixi is doing some great things with mesh. This new dress comes with both mesh and sculpty options for the top, as well as a really pretty babydoll skirt variation. And you will love the variety of prints she has chosen to use with this design. I am always impressed with the lace details in AlaFolie creations. The lace motifs and the way they are integrated into the overall design add just the right delicate touch. Once again I found Lindy’s Kitten Heels to be a most comfortable addition, and a snap to adjust to the perfect color.  And, just down the way at the Vintage Fair I found PurpleMoon’s Coco sunglasses for the finishing touch. A perfect outfit for an early morning stroll around the flowered paths of Second Norway!

Morning Glories and Violettes

Wearing – Robe d’ete violettes NEW from AlaFolie for Vintage Fair 2012
Sunglasses – Coco NEW from PurpleMoon Creations for Vintage Fair 2012
Hair – Emilia by Amacci
Skin -Pamela by Orage Creations
Shoes -Kitten Heels by Lindy’s Modern & Retro Shoes
Poses – Mirone
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

Dreams of Clockwork Ponies

I have always been fond of carousels, especially the traditional ones with the authentic carved horses. This charming small carousel is just out back of the AlaFolie main shop and reminds me of a music box belonging to a great aunt, which seemed a bit of a dream maker to me. So naturally I couldn’t resist doing a shoot there with my lovely new Camille dress and Boots Moutarde from AlaFolie. Once again the synthesis of lace and silk in this new dress is just delightful! With a cutaway through the multiple layers that adds a saucy touch while dancing, and a comfortable free feeling while strolling about, this is going to be one of my very favorite go-to dresses. There are two other color variations and, I couldn’t decide among them. Pixi thoughtfully provided a discounted option for indecisive folks like me – so I came home with all three! Watch this space for more pics in the near future! And the boots! What a find! A lot of my AlaFolie dresses have had shoes included in the package so I was aware that Pixi did most lovely footwear. But now the shop includes a special boot selection that will definitely tempt you. My pick of these stiletto heel ankle boots with the side bow is but one of many choices, colours and textures available.

Dreams of Clockwork Ponies

Tosy Xue has just released his “Shark Attack” jewelry ensemble from WTG Jewelry. It seemed a bit fierce when I first opened it but, I really love the detail and the contrast with this dress. We can always count on WTG as a source of the most wonderful and out of the ordinary jewelry!

Dreams of Clockwork Ponies

Wearing – Camille by AlaFolie
Jewelry – Shark Attack NEW from WTG Jewelry
Nails – J:D – 02 by WTG Jewelry
Hair – Marie by D!va
Skin -Pamela by Orage Creations
Shoes – Boots Moutarde by AlaFolie
Poses – Di’s Opera
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

Summertime . . .

Summer time . . .

Don’t you just love the summer colors! It seems as though everywhere you turn something is blooming or becoming ripe for the harvest. Earlier in the summer season Meiling released a set of the most colorful little Mesh Sundresses and to keep the spirit of the season alive now would be a good time to bring them out. Perfect for a casual stroll among garden or the farmer’s market and just the inspiration to shop about for some eye catching accessories you’ve been seeing around the grid. Seq has added Tosy Xue’s ‘Rainbow, Rainbow’ sunglasses (which have the cutest animation to push them up and bring them back down) and she was so inspired that she handcrafted a set of matching earrings and bangles.

Summer time . . .

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing: Macaw Sundress from Meiling Couture
Glasses – [MESH] **Rainbow rainbow** by +:+WTG+:+
Jewelry – +AB+ Nena Macaw earrings and bangles by Aurora Borealis
Hair – Riley – mahogany from TRUTH
Eyes – classic – surf grass by Poetic Colors
Poses – Di’s Opera

Kym chose Meiling’s Raymou Sundress and added her Butterfly Sunglasses from GoS. These glasses also have a clever little animation which uses a spray can to change the frame color. Her Canary Pomp Earrings and Bracelet go so well with this dress but are sadly no longer available since Ganked has left SL. Kym is also showing her Maya Hair, a summer release from Damselfly. You may have noticed that Damselfly hair shows up quite often in Kym’s shots, and you will probably be seeing even more as additional exciting styles exploiting the best features of both mesh and flexi are released.

and the living is easy . . .

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Raymou Sundress – NEW from Meiling Couture
Hair – Maya NEW fom Damselfly
Shoes – T-Strap Sandals from G-Field
Butterfly Sunglasses by GoS
Poses – Di’s Opera

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 – Cool Summer Breeze

Pixie green

No matter how you see things, with vivid colour or in a monochromatic mood, Hope for Emilia is keeping summer alive. As the cool summer breezes soothe the summer’s heat, so does a trip to Hope for Emilia satisfy that need for retail therapy. MOLiCHiNO continues to add the must have in mesh to our wardrobes, with this Pixie dress available in citrus green only at Hope for Emilia. The Pixie’s dresses design is so special and distinct, i have not seen any like it in all sl. So cute and demure the pleated shift design is so modest with a square cut neckline and capped sleeves, but still so sexy with it’s mini length. Certainly to catch more than a few eyes as you walk on by.

Pixie green

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Pixie Dress from MOLiCHiNO at Hope for Emilia
Hair – Blair/Tropic Warm from *~*Damselfly*~* available at Hair Fair 2012 ends July 29th
Jewelry – asymetrique::all colors:: set by ::je suis::
Nails – naive v.2 by <a href=”::je suis::“>je suis
Shoes – GOSHI Pumps – Salmon – 50% off sale at Mstyle
Skin – Tasha2 by LAQ
Poses – Di’s Opera


For a Sunny Day in Emilia

I always enjoy discovering a “new to me” designer — especially, one with a fresh look and a creative approach. A visit to Elmont Fashions at Hope for Emilia satisfied all these notions! Black & white is one of my favorite themes and Aubry Brinner has used it very nicely in her Daylight Sundress, an exclusive release for the Hope for Emilia Event. I am also enjoying the Grande Soiree Swirls Necklace fresh from Aidorou and still exploring all the delightful makeup colors from FacePaint, both available at the Hope for Emilia event.

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Daylight Sundress NEW & EXCLUSIVE for Hope for Emilia by Elmont Fashions
Hair – Marie by D!va
Skin – Julie by LAQ
Makeup – Smoke Storm NEW for Hope for Emilia by Face Paint
Shoes -Goshi by Mstyle 50% off sale now
Jewelry – Grande Soiree Swirls Necklace NEW for Hope for Emilia by AIDORU
Poses – Di’s Opera

Hope for Emilia – Just Glow with the Flow

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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