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

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

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

Breakfast at FineSmith

Breakfast at FineSmith!

While visiting the recent Hollywood Fashion event I found this delightful outfit at SF Designs and immediately thought that if Holly Golightly were to visit Second Life today she would probably head straight to FineSmith for breakfast! I went digging through my older jewelry drawers and found just the right pearls from FineSmith – fitting for that vintage look. And then, I thought of what a more current look Holly might discover on this visit . . .

Wearing – Audrey Outfit includes Hat & Shoes – NEW from SF Designs
Jewelry – Pearl Choker & Pearlin Earrings from FineSmith
Skin – Alva by LAQ

Breakfast at FineSmith!

Yula’s amazing new color-change Diamond Ensemble would probably catch the eye of a savvy, fashionista like Holly Golightly – and also catch the eye of everyone in the ballroom as she made a grand entrance.

Wearing – Natzuka Gown from DESIR Haute Couture
Jewelry – Diamond Neclace & Earrings NEW from FineSmith
Hair – Katt from Damselfly
Skin – Alva by LAQ

Breakfast at FineSmith!

Perhaps she might even go for this spectacular new Collar from FineSmith, which also goes quite well with the earrings from the Diamond Ensemble.

Wearing – Natzuka Gown from DESIR Haute Couture
Jewelry -Guilt Collar & Diamond Earrings NEW from FineSmith
Hair – Katt from Damselfly
Skin – Alva by LAQ

Ebony and Ivory : In Pefect Harmony

Fresh Desir!

Vivien Emerald ushers us into the spring fashion season with a spectacular series of gowns and costumes from DESIR Haute Couture that were designed for candidates in the Miss Virtual World competition. The Ashia Gown is a spectacular, strapless, layered design incorporating both light translucent layers and tone-on-tone silk for a dramatic and yet flowing look.
KymSara chose the noir (black) version of this gown and Sequoia the blanc (white).

DESIR White Ashia

Kym really like’s Yula’s innovative creation of a jeweled fascinator headpiece and the NEW Shameless Ensemble available from Finesmith Jewelry.

SHAME on me!

Sequoia chose a traditional pearl set from WTG called Pearly Shell to complement the Chinese Shena head piece which is included with the dress.

Ebony, Ivory , working together in perfect harmony !

DESIR White Ashia

Model – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Ashia Gown in black NEW from DESIR Haute Couture
Jewelry – Shameless Ensemble – NEW from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Asami by D!va
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Poses – PosESioN

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Wearing – Ashia Gown in white NEW from DESIR Haute Couture
Headpiece – Chinese Shena head piece (included with dress) from DESIR
Hair – “Asami” (Type B)(Onyx) from “”D!va”” Hair
Jewelry- **Pearly Shell** bangle, ear pierces and necklace by +:+WTG+:+
Skin – Al Vulo
Poses – Morgane’s Runway – Michela sets 1 & 2 NEW from Morgane Batista Poses

All Photography by KymSara Rayna

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

Fashion for Life 2013 – Lazuri, SF Designs, WetCat Poses

Everso violet . . .

Everso violet . . .

Everso violet . . .
Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Lisa Suit – EXCLUSIVE by SF Designs for Fashion for Life 2013
Jewelry – Spring Pastels Ensemble – EXCLUSIVE for Fashion for Life 2013 by Lazuri
Shoes – Part of the Lisa Ensemble from SF Designs
Hair – Glory by Exile
Skin – Essential Saga by LAQ
Poses – Gravity series by WetCat available at Fashion for Life 2013

FASHION FOR LIFE 2013 : Shopping SLurls

Fashion for Life 2013 – MOLiCHiNO, Lazuri, Dura, PosESioN

Ice Blue for Spring

Ice Blue for Spring
Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Liri Dress in Ice – EXCLUSIVE by MOLiCHiNO for Fashion for Life
Jewelry – Eda Ensemble – EXCLUSIVE for Fashion for Life by Lazuri
Shoes – Sophia Peeptoe – NEW by GoS Boutique
Hair – FFL Hair #3 EXCLUSIVE for Fashion for Life by Dura
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Poses – Spanish – EXCLUSIVE for Fashion for Life by PosESioN

FASHION FOR LIFE 2013 : Shopping SLurls

Fashion for Life 2013 – EGOISME, Bohemian Gypsy, EMO-tions, PosESioN, Lazuri, Desir Haute Couture

Could be Galadriel's daughter . . .

Could be Galadriel's daughter . . .

Could be Galadriel's daughter . . .
Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Ceres Gown – EXCLUSIVE by Desir Haute Couture for Fashion for Life
Jewelry – Princess of the Forest Color Change Ensemble EXCLUSIVE by Lazuri Avenue for Fashion for Life
Shoes – Barefeet EXCLUSIVE for Fashion for Life by Bohemian Gypsy
Hair – Estelle – EXCLUSIVE for Fashion for Life by EMO-tions
Skin – Evian Jade Vividtone EXCLUSIVE for Fashion for Life by EGOISME
Poses – Spanish – EXCLUSIVE for Fashion for Life by PosESioN

FASHION FOR LIFE 2013 : Shopping SLurls