Draped in Splendor!

Origami by Paris MetroOrigami is a traditional Japanese art of paper folding, the goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. RFB Morpork has given the name Origami to this fabulous draped back dress from Paris Metro Couture.Origami by Paris Metro

Like taking a flat piece of paper, mesh is transformed as she has taken two dimensional textures of fabric, light and shadow and folded them into this exquistive design of sumptupous lines and curves. There isn’t much more to say that can’t be expressed in the photos, other than to say, the warm glow you feel wearing this mesh fabulousness is beyond words to describe.

Origami by Paris Metro

I love mixing and matching my accessories across the palatte of this dress. Combining the designs of three wonderful jewelry designers was a joy and came with marvelous results. A special welcome back to Julia Merosi of je::suis who took a short respite and is now back enthusiastic and in a new location.

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing- Origami Long Drape Back Dress (MESH) from Paris METRO Couture
Hair – Posh A-BrownTones by ICONIC
Nails – Takara Nail/Gold bright from [MANDALA]
Jewelry – Disk Necklace.gold by [HANDverk , africain::earhoops by ::je::suis:: , and **Lion the F-g** bangle by +:+WTG+:+ [MESH]
Shoes – Venus-ver 1.5 (Gold) by [ =L+R+W= ]
Poses – Morgane Batista”s Pose Shop

Meiling and CC Celebrate Independence — 24 hours collection

Whiskey Sours in Afrika

A lot happened over at the Vade Mecum sim this weekend. RL designer Meiling and her friend and SL collaborator Chigadee London were celebrating their country of Trinidad and Tobago’s 50th year of Independence! If you rush over you might still be able to take advantage of the special 50% off sale on Couture Chapeau hats before Chigs sends them back to full price. Kym and i saw that the colours of the leaves were changing and beginning to fall on our walk between the stores so, we slipped into what are nicely transitional summer to autumn shades to showcase from Meiling’s 24 hours collection.

The 24 hours Collection is all about fun with fashion. Little unexpected touches and whimsical texture and fabric choices give these designs a special appeal. Sequoia chose the contrasting layered look of the Meet Me in Afrika Gingham Dress topping it off with new hat from Couture Chapeau. Kymsara found the asymmetric cut of the Whiskey Sours Blouse & Skirt to be just the right look for a fun evening at the Beach Club. And once again we both grabbed for the box of Tosy’s latest jewelry – “Mid-Summer Enesmble.” It was just too difficult to decide which outfit was best with this jewelry sooo, we compromised and both wore it! What a nice way to celebrate!

Whiskey Sours in Afrika

Sequoia is wearing – Meet me in Afrika Gingham Dress NEW from Meiling Couture’s 24 Hrs Collection
Jewelry – “Mid Summer” Ensemble NEW from WTG Jewelry
Hat – CC Ode to Miss Peele Fedora from Couture Chapeau
Hair – Minx – mahogany from >TRUTH<
Nails – naive by je:suis
Skin – Tasha2 by LAQ
Shoes – *GF* Bow Strap Shoes “Kate” from G Field

KymSara is wearing – Whiskey Sours Blouse and Skirt NEW from Meiling Couture’s 24 Hrs Collection
Jewelry – “Mid Summer” Ensemble NEW from WTG Jewelry
Hair – Hope by *~*Damselfly*~*
Skin – Molly by LAQ
Shoes – Mana Rosa Maria by Nardcotix

Poses by Morgane Batista’s Pose Shop

Hope for Emilia – Miss Darcy

Hope flows

Hope for Emilia event is drawing to a close and it was a smashing success for organizer Anna Saphire and friends, but she would want me to remind you the sim and the shops are not closed yet. There is still time to run over to pick up what we think are two of the loveliest mesh exclusives from Miss Darcy.

Sequoia wasn’t a fan of mesh at first, but is coming around quickly. It is hard not to love what mesh offers when you get such lovely texture and skirt flexibility. The lines of the Marilyn dress from Miss Darcy are so clean, and the floral embroidery of the sings with a flourish only silk thread could manage. Certainly worth a last minute look and all to benefit people displaced from their homes.

Hope flows

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Marilyn Gown EXCLUSIVE by Miss Darcy for Hope for Emilia
Hair – Tinsley/Tropic Warm by *~*Damselfly*~*
Jewelry – Flower set from Virtual Impressions
Nails – Naive from je suis
Skin – Tasha2 by LAQ
Shoes – Flower Pumps “Eve” from G Field
Poses – DieselWorks


Miss Darcy's Hope

KymSara looks all sunny and bright in the Marilyn Gold gown which shows just how sculpted and form fitting the mesh fabric is. The shading and dip of the fabric and crease in the folds of the skirt give the dress such depth and will definitely give off that feeling of bringing home the gold in the fashion olympics. Plus how can you not feel good about being so generous and looking so incredible in return.

The event will carry on at many of the sponsor stores, so if you miss your opportunity to make that last minute dash to the shopping sim you can still contribute to help the people of Italy effected by this natual catastrophy. More information at the Hope for Emila blog

Miss Darcy's Hope

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Marilyn Gold Gown EXCLUSIVE by Miss Darcy for Hope for Emilia
Hair – Priyanka by CaTwA
Skin – Julie by LAQ
Shoes – Goshi Pumps by Mstyle
Poses – Body Talking


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 – Generous Variety

ALB - Hope for Emilia

Variety is the spice of life and there is plenty served up at Hope for Emilia to please many world tastes and styles from original works with an ethnically traditional inspration to soft summer dresses to wonderfully detailed evening wear. Something to please all palettes and the best part is that these creatively sewn pixels are the work of generous designers who wish to help those poor souls displaced by the eathquakes of Northern Italy. Now all we need is another set of generous type people to go visit the Hope for Emilia event sim for yourself and see what i mean by “Generous Variety”
Analee Balut of ALB Drean fashion has wowed us for years with fabrics and fashion inspirations of the Middleeast and always gets many of us to step out of our comfort zone in the mixing of patterns colours of various complexity, but she always has such pinache to pull off the perfect balance from head to toe of such a diverse set of components to her ensembles. Her Hope for Emilia coordinates are no exception. I added the Speranza Necklace by E-Clipse and a smokey make-up from Face Paint, both also found exclusively at the Hope for Emilia event.

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – ALB EMILIA Ensemble (includes ALB EMILIA top, ALB ANTJE coat,
ALB KIMBALI sarouel pants, & ALB LALITHA flats 29) by ALB Dream Fashion [Hope for Emilia]
Make-up – Smoke Violet full by ! Face Paint [Hope for Emilia]
Jewelry – Speranza Necklace by E-Clipse [Hope for Emilia]
Hair – Jasmin HairStyle by ^;^CaTwA^;^
Poses by Morgane Batista Poses Shop


Dotty Red - Hope for Emilia

ChicZafari keeps it fresh and in the season with few special items for the “Hope for Emilia” project including this Dotty Red Sundress – just right for that afternoon outing or comfortable day of lunch and shopping with some friends as you consider what other shops to leave a few lindens at the Hope for Emilia event.

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Dotty Red – NEW from ChicZafari for [Hope for Emilia]
Hair – Girl 30 by Dura
Skin – Julie by LAQ
Shoes – Wynne by Lindy’s Modern & Retro Shoes
Poses – Morgane Batista Poses Shop


Glamour Style - Hope for Emilia

My suggestion would most assuredly include Glamour Style, i know another black gown right?, well look again and a little closer at the beaded diamond stitched pattern across the skirt and the hem and the ruffle across the bodice then you might decide yes i have room for this one, definitely!

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – EMILY Mesh Dress from Glamour Style [Hope for Emilia]Make-up – Smoke Pink no lip by ! Face Paint [Hope for Emilia]
Hair – Blair/Brown Suntan Warm from *~*Damselfly*~* at Hair Fair 2012
Jewelry – Grand Soiree swirls necklace by AIDORU [Hope for Emilia]
Nails – naive v.2 nails by je::suis
Skin – Claudia2 by LAQ
Poses by Morgane Batista Poses Shop

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

From the trackside to the forest . . .

Derby Day

We can always count on Nando Korobase to capture the moment with the most feminine details in the exquisite designs from Angel Dessous. I have mentioned the exciting Black Box event here before.  But, for a reminder, each Wednesday Angel Dessous offers a surprise “Black Box” for a mere $69L. One never knows what will be inside; either a fresh new dress or a set of Angel’s divine lingerie. I unwrapped this Sonata dress from a recent Black Box and was delighted to find it matched one of my new hats – the Lady Maia – from Hatpins.
I am excited for the chance to look fabulous among those watching the 137th running of the Preakness this weekend. I am glad i waited to wear the Sonata this weekend, it might have been a bit scandalous if i had worn it Derby Day to Churchill Downs, i think it will fit in well with the beltway crowd and Baltimore society. Oh, and lest i forget, Fay’s Shoes Krystal shoes are just the perfect finishing touch!



Wearing – Sonata Dress NEW (Black Box) from Angel Dessous
Hat – Lady Maia from Hatpins
Jewelry – “Honey” NEW from WTG Jewelry
Nails – Je Suis
Hair – Yasmeen by CaTwA
Shoes – Krystal from Fay’s Shoes
Poses – Reel Expression by Luth
On Location Lighting by LumiPro


Into the woods

Far from the madding crowd of the track we escape to the tranquil shadows of Chakryn Forest for a look at one of the latest designs from Angel Dessous. Available in a variety of colors in the animal print,  the new Masala dress is truly a marvelous look. From the asymmetric hem to the delicate strap and bodice detail the Masala is both eye-catching and a perfect delight to wear. You’ll find the bonus beaded jewelry set included with your new dress for a complete look!

Into the woods

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Masala Dress NEW from Angel Dessous
Jewelry – Part of the Masala Ensemble from Angel Dessous
Hair – Nouf V1 by CaTwA
Shoes – Audrey by Kalnins* (*designer left SL)
Poses – Morgane Batista’s Pose Shop
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

Mmmm…Chocolate!

Chocolate!

Who among us doesn’t love chocolate? Snapping a piece off and savoring a rich Belgium dark chocolate with 74% cacao, so sublime, or perhaps the smooth silky tantalization of your tongue when a truffle melts on it, or perhaps unwrapping the jewels of confection, from the box of Maribelle’s of NY signature chocolates, that never made it home. Just the thought of such a delectable can set your mind reeling and your mouth watering. Hold that thought…ok got it? good 🙂

Chocolate!

Consider what it might be like if that special treat were somehow transformed into an exquisitely luscious wearable. Rose Morpork has done exactly that, realizing her vision in layers of lace and silk in her design of the Chocolate Feast Gown, a recent release from Paris Metro. And what a delightful treat it is, at once daring and elegant. The sheer lace bodice is trimmed in rich dark chocolate velvet to emphasize the tailored design with a raised collar and cuffs. The skirt is a cascade of smooth silks and lace that will have you arriving in marvelously good taste. Sounds pretty yummy, don’t you think?

Chocolate!

Choice of accessories was rather easy, the exceptional Shena Inspiration set from Finesmith Jewelry seems just the right touch to carry on the bold theme of the gown’s design. Hmmmm . . . . the little wrapper on my Dove chocolate bite reads, “I deserve another, just because I’m me.” I believe i will!

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Chocolate Feast Gown by Paris Metro
Jewelry – Shena Inspiration by Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Sinnea by Amacci
Skin – Julie by LAQ
Nails – je::suis
Poses – Avante Poses

Joan is Fashionably Late!

Joan is Fashionably Late!

Joan has definitely chosen well to be Fashionably Late… Keira Seerose of Chic Management has recently opened a new sim where she is hosting a NEW weekly event called Fashionably Late. The event highlights guest designers who will offer NEW and EXCLUSIVE items at the Fashionably Late venue for one week. Participant designers may offer these special items in their stores after the event but they will go to full retail price, so the savvy fashionista will want to visit Fashionably Late each week to pick up the specially priced items. This week Joan from Ivalde is avalable for only 99 lindens as part of the Fashionably Late event.

Joan is Fashionably Late!

Neferia Abel has created a very special brocade pattern just for Fashionably Late. Joan is one of my personal favorite dresses, and this edition is no exception. Joan, while retaining that vintage feel is perfectly current for that unique dressy look, featuring a trim bolero jacket and custom pleated to form skirt. I wanted to have a contemporary up-to-date look so i went with brand new Serenity Heels from Purrfect 10, Tosy Xue’s Kaleidoscope earrings and bracelet from WTG, and JeSuis Naive nails in silver. Keeping with the modern and realistic theme, i chose Caitrin style hair from Exile. The NEW line of Roots Hair Styles have created quite a bit of excitement and i am definitely a fan. As the name suggests, they feature a shaded option in contrasting color for an amazingly realistic appearance. Of course if you are not inclined to show your roots, you can choose the main color

Joan is Fashionably Late!

The designs and invited designers at Fashionably Late will change each week, beginning at 4pm SLT on Sunday and will close on the following Sunday at approximately 9am SLT. TP to the Fashionably Late weekly event HERE

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Joan Dress by Ivalde for Fashionably Late
Jewelry – Kaleidoscope collection by WTG
Hair – Caitrin Roots by Exile
Shoes – Serenity Heels by Purrfect 10
Skin – Molly by LAQ
Nails – Je::Suis Naive
Poses – Glitterati