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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Finesmith Forward Fashion

Finesmith Bali and Shame

Last week I was trying on all the wonderful new colour selections of the NEW Bali mesh dress available at FINESMITH and I thought it a great opportunity to share the SHAMELESS jewelry set in black with the contrasting B&W version of the Bali, a hip hugging number sure to create envy. The new Bali gown comes with a colour-change floral attachment for the hips and collar which you can see featured at the FINESMITH blog. The SHAMELESS set arrived in the store back in April so is still a very new set to the FINESMITH collection.

Finesmith Bali and Shame

I changed poses for another close-up of the SHAMELESS jewelry set from Finesmith, so you could see the fabulous bracelet that comes with the set. You can see, in this different pose from Morgane Batista Poses, how well fitted the SHAMELESS is to the body slipping seamlessly across the sweetheart top of the Bali dress, the beads cascade so elegantly. It certainly would be a shame to pass up.

Finesmith Bali and Shame

Model/Photographer – Sequoia Nightfire
Wearing – Bali gown B&W from F I N E S M I T H
Hair – *TYRA4*/black from .:EMO-tions:.
Jewelry – SHAMELESS – Bracelet, Earrings, Necklace, Hair Ornament and Shoulder Adornments in Black from F I N E S M I T H
Shoes – Grace Sandal – Elegance Collection from [Gos]
Skin – Al Vulo
Poses – Morgane Batista Poses
Location shooting at BOSL Fashion Dome



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

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

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

Haute & Soft & Fast!

Haute gal in town

Out for an afternoon of shopping, Sequoia has it all together in this eye catching ensemble styled around Paris Metro’s Scribble Cocktail Dress. She was so taken with this ensemble that includes the hat, that she created a matching bag and jewelry of her own modified design to match. No stopping there she took a yellow cab to MStyle to pick up the perfect shoes. And those legs!!!  Are you taking a long look? . . .

Were you wondering too? how could an elephant stand on those?! Ohhhh . . . you thought i meant Sequoia’s legs . . . mmm hmm!

Haute gal in town

Wearing – Scribble Cocktail Dress and Hat by Paris Metro Couture
Shoes – GOSHI Pumps – Aureolin by Mstyle
Jewelry – asymetrique::all colors::bangles by ::je::suis::
Hair – *Dura-Girl*30 from Dura Hair
Nails – Painter by Finesmith
Poses – Morgane Batista’s Pose Shop


Soft evening breeze

A bit later that evening we meet up with KymSara . . . , the party was lovely, but it is time for a breath of fresh air and a quiet stroll on the beach. The Mountain Satin dress, NEW from Paris Metro, is a classic look with a contemporary feel accentuated by a vintage straw hat draped with a colourful sash. The Mountain Satin dress is perfect for a look that will take you through the afternoon into an evening of cocktails on the patio at the club and, finally, under the moon with wedgesandals in hand, being chased by the waves and a soon to be dear loved one. Carefree, the skirt is sheer heaven and will float and flutter making the evening breeze even more inviting.

Soft evening breeze

Wearing – Mountain Satin Dress NEW from Paris Metro Couture
Hat – Mountain Satin Dress Accessory from Paris Metro Couture
Jewelry – “Honey” Ensemble NEW from WTG Jewelry
Nails – ::je::suis::
Hair – Privanka by CaTwA
Shoes -Espadrilles by GoS
Poses – DieselWorks
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

Haute hoggin'

Ever the consummate stylist, Sequoia was back the next day going round and round and after a rather loud exhausted search she found the perfect accessories to go with her new Racing Baggies Pants and Halter Top from Paris Metro. One thing is certain and you can take it to the bank. The Racing Baggies Pants and Halter Top will most definitely show off your curves and the will rev up your favorite race fan; talk about your fashion “cycle”. Are you with me so far? Are you on “track”? Now i know what you are thinking so she is on a motorcycle, so what, you may even think its easy to shoot fashion pics, right? Hah! After a stack of blurred images i got one! Sequoia, in her bee coloured outfit, has a lot to buzz about and you too should be taking the fast lane to Paris Metro.

Wearing – Racing Baggies and Halter top by Paris Metro Couture (includes hat)
Boots – Short Western Boots by G Field
Jewelry – **Western** Jewelry and Nail set by +:+WTG+:+
Hair – Tina by Amacci

Holding Onto Autumn

The Autumn Leaves of Red & Gold

The Winter Solstice arrives on December 22nd and Christmas 3 days later but you can hold onto that Indian Summer as long as you wish to when you wrap yourself in the Winterberry Silken Mountain Gown NEW from Paris Metro. Yes i said “Winterberry”, this gown is not only stunning but can make the seasonal transition very easily. No one does feathering of skirts quite like Rose[RFB Morpork] of Paris Metro and the texture is fantastic in its patterned artistry. Kym has chosen so well adding the gold leaf necklace from G Field to offer a nice accentuation to this deciduous delight!

The Autumn Leaves of Red & Gold

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Winterberry Silken Mountain Gown NEW from Paris Metro
Jewelry – Gold Leaf by G Field
Nails – je suis
Hair – Rosetta by Damselfly
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Shoes – Square Court by GoS
Poses – DieselWorks

The Vintage Advantage

Hello Dolly!

Neferia Abel, designer of Ivalde Vintage Fashion and L`Abel has such incredible designs inspired by her personal research of fashion photography, magazines & films, patterns and fabrics from nearly every fashion era since the birth of Haute Couture. There has been a flow exquisite pieces from several historic periods in fashion history since the Ivalde sim was rebuilt to reflect the comfortable surroundings of her native Norway, and we are delighted to share some of these fabulous designs with you. Let us take you now on a journey from Disco to Go-Go.

Hello Dolly!

First up on our itinerary Sequoia is wearing a lovely silk dress that is already destined to become a season favorite for 2011. The Dolly dress is inspired by the shimmery glam disco dresses of the eighties with a timeless attractiveness that will keep it in the spotlight well into the future. This figure hugging gown communicates a sexy sublime elegance, with only the minimal need for further accessoriies.

Ivalde Toril

The Toril Pantsuit from the 70 decade, is a unique period design that can be dressed up or down, depending on your mood and the occasion. Sequoia has chosen a more alluringly sophisticated approach, coming in hot, hot, hot coiffed in her fiery copper Maryam hair from CaTwA and her scorching SEDUCTION XtremeHeel “Galaxy” sandal heels from N-Core.

Ivalde Toril

One of Ivalde’s all-time favorite suits, the Joan, inspired by stlized office wear of the eighties, is back again with a fresh update.

Joan, from the 80's (close)

KymSare looks thoroughly professional, and the Joan has just the look for that interview, or presentation or dinner with someone special. the cropped jacket , contrasting bow and matching wide waist band are indeed reminicent of the 80’s while presenting a sharp fashionable appearance for today’s professional woman.

Joan, from the 80's

And finally, we can say for certain when you shop Ivalde you will see Nef has covered all the dance floor options! From the 60’s we complete our Disco to Go-Go tour with KymSara in the kicky little Gemma dress ! Pull those skin tight white boots out of storage and find those contrasting shades and you are good to Go-Go!

Gemma-a-go-go (2)

Style Cards

*All photography by KymSara Rayna

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
THE 80’s
Wearing – Dolly from the Ivalde 1980 Collection
Shoes – Xandri Disco silver shoes by SHINE
Skin – LAQ
Poses – Body Talking

THE 70’s
Wearing – Toril Pant-suit from the Ivalde 1970 Collection
Shoes – SEDUCTION XtremeHeel “Galaxy” by N-Core
Hair – Maryam Hair from CaTwA
Nails – Takara Nail/Gold from MANDALA
Skin – LAQ
Poses – Body Talking

Model – KymSara Rayna
THE 80’s
Wearing – Joan Suit from the Ivalde 1980 Collection
Skin – Emma Sunkissed by Tuli
Jewelry – Clara Tahitian Black Pearl Earrings from Aurora Borealis
Poses – Mirone

THE 60’s
Wearing – Gemma Dress from the Ivalde 1960 Collection
Hair – #132 by W&Y Hair
Skin – Emma Sunkissed by Tuli
Earrings by Gems & Kisses
Sunglassees – Butterfly by GOS
Boots – Tall Patent by Stiletto Moody
Poses – Diesel Works

Country Chic: Summer Lace

L`Abel Enna (Preview!)

Yesterday was a big day on the Ivalde sim, the first part of the NEW summer Country Chic Collection from L`Abel was released. Neferia Abel has brought an attitude of style that is both flirty, feminine and way cool comfortable. She has brought a contemporary update of a classic look and feel to her L`Abel Summer collection using the coolest summer-weight cotton fabrics to include such wearable, lovable, fashionable, adorable, covetable and most comfortable pieces that i hardly know where to begin 🙂



We were struck at first by a few highlights of this collection right from the outset. Nef has used an absolutely dreamy collection of finely tatted lace fabrics as accent and focal points. This provides a connection to her vintage styles, but with a totally fresh and sassy perspective that is perfect for this season’s fashion trend of Boho Chic. Neferia’s colour palette is perfect to bring out the soft lines of these special pieces! We have been waiting so long for a collection that could offer so much in the way of soft pastels and distinctive bright florals, with a bonus of lace embellishment, to mix and match our to our attitude and style.

L`Abel Enna (Preview!)

The Enna in lavender is so perfectly Kymmie! Soft and crisp in pastel with fine lace accents, you will have the option of a full skirt which could be worn at the waist or babydoll style or the adorable tunic top for a more casual look with the bloomer style pants. Kym was able to, of course, find the perfect hat in the GoS floppy hat with colour change scarf she has turned to the lavender to match.

Country Chic - Jessica; NEW from L`Abel!

Sequoia is all in white, wearing the Jessica White Lace in the long skirt version. What wonderfully fine detailed work on the bodice and well along the waistline and hemline of the 100% lightweight cotton dress. This set is full of finely hand tatted lace overlay and fringe from the long skirt version, seen here, to the many other options including baby doll version and lace cuff bloomers version with a both a long and short tunic. Soft cool feminine sass! complete with a bit of “tude”, which was easy for Seq to manage with her additions of the G Field Short Western Boots and Western hat from Hatpins.Tosy Xue has just released the NEW Kaleidescope set from WTG, in various colours and metals, Seq is adorned in the long silver and beaded necklace with a filigree pendant, a perfect length for this summer look. The nails are also from WTG, called Magna Mater.

Style Cards

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Enna from NEW L`Abel 2011 summer Country Chic Collection Part 1
Shoes – GoS Espadrilles
Hat – Gos Floppy hat with Scarf
Skin – Emma by Tuli
Hair – Evi – by Maitreya

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Wearing – Jessica White Lace Set from NEW L`Abel 2011 summer Country Chic Collection Part 1
Boots – Short Western boots by G Field
Hat – Heather Western Hat – White from Hatpins
Skin – LAQ
Hair – Maryam by CaTwA
Jewelry&Nails – WTG Kaleidescope necklace and earrings & Magna Mater nails

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Yellow

52 Week Color Challenge - Yellow

Yellow conjures all thoughts of sunshine and spring time — just what we need to boost our spirits as Winter descends on most of us! So, with nary a thought to the blowing snow and freezing temperatures, off I went to the studio to capture that fresh spirit for Luna Jubilee’s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge !!! I thought what could be more fresh than the the sprightly Merle sundress from SySy Chapman? The pastels look so new and revitalizing the contrasting floral hem border brings out the softness of the dress so nicely. The Merle comes with a second, longer skirt with an empire waistline but, love the look of this version best. With the addition of these comfy Espadrilles from GoS I am all set for an afternoon stroll on the beach. Well, maybe i’ll hold off just a bit — at least til the snow melts!

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Merle from SySy’s
Hair – Sinnea by Amacci
Shoes – Espadrilles by GoS
Skin – Julie by LAQ
Poses – Perfection is Style