Meiling Presents Spring Surprises!

Meiling Presents SPRING!

After what seemed like a very long wait, I think spring has come at last! I have really enjoyed discovering all the freshness of the spring offerings from our creative SL designers. Today’s post features a few of my favorites; Meiling Couture and Lindy’s Modern & Retro Shoes. It also features a most lovely new sim with the most photographable spring venues. The Noble Storybook sim is inspired by the Beatrice Potter book series and, as you wander about there, you will spot many of her easily recognizable characters from these tales. Meiling’s RL and SL designs always reflect her natural appreciation of the female figure providing adornment for the wearer, rather than treating her as merely a display mannequin for the clothes. Thus her designs are comfortable, easy to wear and naturally attractive. I have also discovered that I can always find the perfect shoes to complete the look at Lindy’s. Both of these fine designers pay meticulous attention to detail, color and texture. In this first look I have paired Meiling’s Claro strapless dress with Lindy’s new Peyton cork platform pumps.

Wearing – Claro Dress – NEW from Meiling Couture
Shoes – Peyton NEW from Lindy’s Modern & Retro Shoes
Hair – Jina from D!va
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Poses – PosESioN
On location Lighting by LumiPro
On Location at The Noble Storybook

Meiling Presents SPRING!

Meiling frequently incorporates little surprise touches in her designs. The Mundo Halter dress, for example, in addition to the detailed collar embroidery, features a feminine bodice surround, which gracefully compliments the surprising bare back. Lindy’s new Kaelyn platform heels in black patent compliment this dressy look perfectly!

Meiling Presents SPRING!

Wearing – Mundo Halter Dress – NEW from Meiling Couture
Jewelry – Larissa Earrings from House of London for L’Accessoires
Shoes – Kaelyn NEW from Lindy’s Modern & Retro Shoes
Hair – Norma from D!va
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Poses – PosESioN
On location Lighting by LumiPro

Meiling Presents SPRING!

For a early evening stroll on the beach after that special dinner on the patio, what could be better than Meiling’s colorful Gru-Gru Halter mini? This little number is going with me right into summer in a variety of fun patterns and colors. And I must point out that these colors are so easy to match in Lindy’s Wynne shoes, using her wonderful color matching HUD.

Meiling Presents SPRING!

Wearing – GruGru Halter Mini-Dress – NEW from Meiling Couture
Jewelry – LaSchiava Ensemble NEW from E-Clipse for L’Accessoires
Shoes – Wynne NEW from Lindy’s Modern & Retro Shoes
Hair – Marie from D!va
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Poses – PosESioN
On location Lighting by LumiPro

Meiling Presents SPRING!

Just a short walk up from The Noble Storybook beach is this stone path through the fresh ferns and flowery glen. What a delightful and peaceful place this is! And what a delightful creation is the new Irois Frill dress from Meiling’s spring collection. You will find your favorite color in this cool and fluttery, tiered design. I was similarly delighted to find Lindy’s new Bradye platform sandals such a great match to the red I selected.
Wearing – Irois Frill Dress – NEW from Meiling Couture
Jewelry – Larissa Earrings from House of London for L’Accessoires
Shoes – Bradye NEW from Lindy’s Modern & Retro Shoes
Hair – Maya from D!va
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Poses – PosESioN
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

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

Célébrations from City to Shore

oh yes, we can-can!

It’s a dream come true! And it could be your’s too! Here i am in the City of Lights, Paris, the most magical city on earth, at the one and only Moulin Rouge, wearing the incredible Via La France gown from Paris Metro! French-Canadian pose designer, Morgane Batista, also helps us to feel that exultation of spirit, that “Joie de vivre”!!! Does it get any better than this?July is a perfect time for a French tour with July 14th, La Fête Nationale, (French National Day or to English speakers, Bastille Day), quickly approaching. From the home of Haute Couture Rose Morpork has gathered the tri-colore fabrics of the French flag is her elegant silk Viva la France gown, accenting it with the Fleur de lis for emphasis. Sequoia twirls in excitement and wonder at her good fortune. Captured in the moment you can see how this colorful gown floats with every move. In preparing for this trip of a lifetime Sequoia made a special trip to the salon for a special updo with a perfectly matched liberte ribbon at D!va Hair.

oh yes, we can-can!

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing: Viva La France by Paris Metro Couture
Hair: Ruri -Type B – Citrine by D!va Hair
Nails: Painter nails by Finesmith
Poses – Morgan Batista Pose Shop
On Location Lighting by LumiPro
On Location: Paris 1900

By the sea . . .

The Riviera is far from the glitter of the city, but no less elegant, KymSara enjoys a peaceful twilight stroll among the wildflowers on the cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean wearing Paris Metro Couture’s Elemental Water Gown. With the melodic strains of Francis Cabrel’s Je l’aime à mourir, discernible above the sounds of the surf, she reflects on a most pleasant evening. To match the mood, the environment and the theme of this lovely gown KymSara chose the Water Spiral Jewelry ensemble from Elemental Earth Designs (EED). Right on cue enters her paramour to escort her back for one last spin across the dance floor.

By the sea . . .

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Elemental Water Gown by Paris Metro Couture
Necklace & Earrings – Waterspiral by Elemental Earth Designs (EED)
Bracelet – Water Bangle by Elemental Earth Designs (EED)
Hair – Boa by Amacci
Skin – Julie by LAQ
Shoes – Casandra by SLink
Poses by Morgane Batista Pose Shop
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

Linen So Soft…

Linen & Silk

It has been a while since we had an exclusive feature of a pants outfit, and it seems only fitting that we break the long drought with an outfit deserving of preferential treatment. The mesh coordinates from MOLiCHiNO are just that! MOLiCHiNO is offering a classic set of slacks with linen wide leg and high button-down waist called Kay, and a wide selection of tops to complement.

Linen & Silk

Both KymSara and Sequoia not only loved the Kay pants but, found the Linney Halter Top goes perfectly and is a cool and comfortable combo for the warming days of summer. When we discovered these mesh coordinates it was a race to see who could get them styled up first. so we decided why not share both our looks. Sequoia quickly added the newly released Espressivo jewelry set from WTG for the perfect touch to the soft blue Linney top.

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Kay Pants & Linney Halter – from MOLiCHiNO
Jewelry – **espressivo** ear pierces & necklace NEW from +:+WTG+:+
Hair – Jolie – mahogany by TRUTH
Nails – Silver Rings & Nails by SDesign’s
Poses by DieselWorks


More Classic Linen

Kym’s turn in MOLiCHiNO is a nod to the fashion forward who want to look professional and have a wow factor. The slacks may seem traditional grey but with the addition of the Linney top in hawt pink, it says “fierce”! Kym couldn’t resist the bold new Folieole Ensemble and the Rave Red nails from Finesmith to add a bit of finished flair to her choice of pink and grey.

More Classic Linen

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Kay Linen Pants & Linney Halter – from MOLiCHiNO
Jewelry – Folieole Ensemble from Finesmith
Nails – Rave Red from Finesmith
Hair – Chika4 by D!va
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Shoes – Serenity Heels by Purrfect 10
Poses by DieselWorks

Kente Magic!

Kente Magic

As many of you know i am a real life quilter and i love a variety of textile art, so the other day when a friend told me of a new gown had seen made of Kente cloth i had to go see for myself. Vivien Emerald is a relatively new designer in SL Fashion, her store Désir is one i hope you will take time to go discover for yourself.

Kente Magic

Kente cloth is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips and is unique to the people of Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo. Originally it was considered a royal and sacred cloth, worn only at very special occasions. Over time, the use of kente has became more widespread. As more fabric and couture artisans have discovered the rich colours and incredible textures of this fine fabric, we have seen this African craft spread literally around the world.

Kente Magic

The Ghana Kente gown from Désir far exceeded my expectations! Vivien has not only managed to capture this exquisite fabric in a glowing texture, but integrated the flavor of original West African design as well. In a visit to her delightful shop you will quickly discover her eclectic tastes and that she has an appreciation for the unique fabrics and traditional designs of many cultures. While these influences are clear, her creative work is thoroughly original. You will definitely be seeing more of her designs in Notions of Style!

Wearing – Ghana Kente Dress NEW from -Désir-
Jewelry – d’Jango Gold from alaMood and Kay Bracelet by Finesmith Jewelers
Nails – Rave Red from Finesmith
Hair – Ruri by D!va
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Shoes – Krystal by Fay’s Shoes
Poses by Body Talking

More Meiling and More . . . well, MORE!

Morning blooms afresh . . .

What a thoroughly Classic White Shirt from Meiling Couture, the latest mesh offering from one of our very favorite designers! The Caribbean based designer continues to bring her fabulous RL designs to us in SL. This is one of a series of new mesh Shirts, all showing her signature surprise back details. I thought Poulet’s soft flowing “Groovy Long Skirt” from PurpleMoon was just the perfect match with this outfit, which I have finished with the equally soft look of the Marie hair from D!va.

Morning blooms afresh . . .

Wearing -Classic White Shirt NEW Mesh from Meiling
and Groovy Long Skirt from PurpleMoon
Jewelry -Broken Heart Necklace and Earrings from EarthStones
and Nostalgia Bracelets – from EED Jewelry (*no longer available)
Hair – Marie from D!va
Shoes – Nora from Fay’s Shoes
Poses – Glitterati


Spring is a time for NEWness!

Meiling has a brought us a fabulous fresh new spring wrap dress; the Victoria! Her previous wrap dress was such a huge hit! Especially in SL and I think this one will be as well. Don’t you just love those wonderful serendipitous occasions when designers minds converge? Yula Finesmith released her amazing Enlightened Ensemble on the same day for a great match. I really loved being able to match my new Nora shoes from Fay to finish the look. Spring seems to be all about ‘new and soft’ and I am discovering more lovely hair designs for spring at D!va Hair. We hope that everyone pays attention to our stylecards to see the pose makers we work with. So often the spotlight is shown almost exclusively on the fashions, we want to acknowledge these talented designers who help us so much to show the looks with the proper attitude and grace. These particular poses are from Morgane Batista’s Pose Shop and will be debuted during the upcoming Pose Expo, later this month.

Spring is a time for NEWness!

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Victoria Wrap Dress – NEW from Meiling
Jewelry -Enlightened Ensemble NEW from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Sora from D!va
Shoes – Nora from Fay’s Shoes
Poses – Morgane Batista Poses Shop
On Location Lighting by LumiPro