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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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

Harvest Moon Rising

Veiled in Shadows

Veiled in Shadows

Veiled in Shadows

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Poet 3 Leather & Lace Corset/Blouse, Black Laced Jeans by Hudson’s Co.
Hat – Lady Gretchen by Hatpins
Boots – Fresh by FineSmith
Hair – Darilynn by Damselfly
Skin – Pamela by Orage Couture
Poses by PosESioN
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

On Location at Wanderstill Ode maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oubliette/198/127/33

From Formal to Casual with Purple Moon & WTG Jewelry

Fly me to the moon . . .

The spring releases at PurpleMoon Creations reflect the amazing breadth of amazing designs we enjoy from Poulet Koenkamp. Her gowns are always elegant and the Lolita is simply magical! So, it seemed appropriate to add tosy Xue’s Magical Circle earrings from WTG Jewelry.

Fly me to the moon . . .

Wearing – Lolita Gown in Hazelnut NEW from PurpleMoon Creations
Earrings – Magical Circle by WTG Jewelry
Hair – Zaara by D!va
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks

Marzia

With cascades of blooms accenting elegant lace and flowing silks PurpleMoon’s new Marzia gown is truly breathtaking. And, once again, I found tosy Xue’s Jewelry to be a perfect accent. The Blessings Ensemble from WTG Jewelry, while not a new release, is one of my favorites, and seems as if it is designed to match this lovely gown.

Marzia - Detail

Wearing – Marzia Gown NEW from PurpleMoon Creations
Jewelry – Blessing Ensemble by WTG Jewelry
Hair – Chika4 by D!va
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks

At Club Noir

Purple Moon Creations regularly offers entire styled outfits put together by Poulet and her staff of models. These Designer’s Choice ensembles are consistently well assembled, (with such an amazing array of coordinates to select from!) and usually deeply discounted. These next two outfits are among the ones I haven’t been able to resist adding to my growing wardrobe of PurpleMoon Casuals. I am also excited about all the new spring releases from Lindy’s Modern & Retro Shoes! And this very latest release from WTG Jewelry, the Isis Ensemble is actually a group gift!

We recently celebrated Lewis & Maddie’s second anniversary at Club Noir, their vintage themed Jazz and Swing club. The B&W look seemed like the perfect setting for this shoot. And, its a great spot for an evening of good music and dancing with someone special.

At Club Noir

Wearing – Dahlia Top & Skirt – from PurpleMoon Creations
Jewelry – Isis Ensemble – NEW Group Gift from WTG Jewelry (ColorChange)
Poses – DieselWorks
Shoes – Arial by Lindy’s Modern & Retro Shoes
Hair – Yara by CaTwA
Skin – Alva by LAQ
On Location lighting by LumiPro

On location at Club Noir Jazz & Swing Club

Sunset on the stream
You don’t see me in pants very often and when you do, you know that they must be really well designed. I really love these Alison Pants from PurpleMoon. You’ll find it hard to pick just one pair from all the great colors! Lindy’s new Bradye Wedge Sandals are just perfect for the season.

Sunset on the stream

Wearing – Dahlia Top in brown & Alison Pants – from PurpleMoon Creations
Necklace – Majestic by PurpleMoon Creations
Poses – DieselWorks
Shoes – Bradye by Lindy’s Modern & Retro Shoes
Hair – Hope by Damselfly
Skin – Alva by LAQ
On Location lighting by LumiPro

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

Easter Sunday 1963 – Happy Easter !!!

Easter Sunday 1963
Wishing you all the best on this blessed holiday. Sequoia Nightfire

Model Photographer – Sequoia Nightfire
Wearing – Sandy Mesh Dress from ArisAris
Shoes – Sandy Shoes by ArisAris
Bag – funny Bag with handhold animation from ArisAris
Jewelry – Lara pearl necklace and earrings from SEQUOIASTYLE
Hat – Miss Cristal Hat w/Ties – Crimson (by Ayrton) from B&W Hats and Accessories
Hair – ~ Jitterbug Doll ~ Noir black from Ingenue
Skin – Al Vulo


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)
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Under the Purple Moon

O, so very Purple . . .
With so much newness around since the beginning of the year, I hardly know where to start. But let’s jump right in! Poulet Koenkamp is out of the gate for 2013 with a dazzling collection of gowns at Purple Moon Creations. Her La Femme Fatal design clearly lives up to the name, with feather embellishments, bows and cascades of elegant fabrics all focusing attention on silhouette of the wearer. This gown is available in an equally dazzling array of colours but, I could not resist the deep purple.

I am having the best time with the wonderful new Eclipse skin from Silken Moon, and all the makeup options available. Malicia Python has designed a wonderful spectrum of eye and lip colours for formal to casual stylings, with a promise of more to come. I have found that so many of the skins available with mesh components have a heavy, overdone look. Not so with the Eclipse line. These are most artistically developed and make it easy to adapt to just the style you are seeking.

Another most exciting designer, Yula Finesmith, has also been busy producing some unique and beautiful items at Finesmith Jewelry. The Cen Ensemble I am wearing here is actually a member group gift for January. It is fully colour change and menu adjustable too. I am always impressed with designers who reward their faithful customers with the same high quality in gifts that apply in the items they offer for sale. Yula consistently does this. Yay Yula!

O, so very Purple . . .

Wearing – La Femme Fatal Gown NEW from PurpleMoon Creations
Jewelry -Cen Ensemble NEW from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Jessica by Amacci
Skin – Eclipse NEW from Silken Moon
Poses – Di’s Opera
Lighting by LumiPro

All peach and lace
The new Cao Gown from PurpleMoon Creations truly captures the grace, elegance and femininity of it’s namesake Caoimhe Lionheart, one of the loveliest models in SL. The combination of iridescent silks and floral lace with daring and delicate lines accentuate the figure in an alluring albeit demure manner. I thought Poulet’s addition of the short lace gloves was the perfect touch.

Again I turned to Finesmith Jewelry for the perfectly matching Grapa Ensemble to complete this look. The Grapa set is available in several stunning stone options to coordinate well with whatever colour choice you select in the Cao Gown.

And you can see that I am still enjoying the flexibility of my new Eclipse skin from Silken Moon, with the soft eye color and multiple lip color options.
All peach and lace

Wearing – Cao Gown in Peach NEW from PurpleMoon Creations
Jewelry -Grapa Ensemble NEW from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Anna by Amacci
Skin – Eclipse NEW from Silken Moon

Poses – Morgane’s Pose Shop

More gowns of Desir

All that Glitters . . .When my friend Norma saw my photos of the Starline Gown; one of Vivien Emerald’s latest releases from Desir Haute Couture, she exclaimed, “O Kym, the stuff of my childhood dreams!” And, I would venture to guess that it may very well be the stuff of some “all-grown-up dreams” for many of us as well. Vivien continues to bring us the most exquisite designs. This gown really is worthy of some very close scrutiny. The complex swirls of the billowing silk are meticulously and symmetrically assembled to accentuate the pattern which is introduced as a theme on the corset top – a veritable visual symphony! You must experience the rhythmic flow of the gown to fully appreciate the complete design. While it is dramatically large, it moves with the gentle grace we have come to recognize as a characteristic of Desir gowns. I also found Belle Roussel’s recently released Tabula Rasa jewelry ensemble from Chop Zuey Couture Jewelry to be a delightful accent. I believe I would be wearing this gown for weeks . . . if I didn’t have a few more from Desir to unpack and shoot!

All that Glitters . . .

All that Glitters . . .

Wearing – Starline Gown NEW from Desir Haute Couture
Jewelry – Tabula Rasa Ensemble – NEW from Chop Zuey Jewelry
Hair – Miu by D!va
Skin – Essential Saga from LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

A Formal Affair in a Marshmellow World

Next on my fave list from DESIR  is the January Group gift – a Winter Gown in glistening snow white satin embellished with cascading snowflakes on the cowl cape. It seemed just the ensemble for a formal winter affair at Takalo, a simply amazing sim, with more beautiful snow than I have found anywhere in SL. Yula Finesmith’s new Papiyon Ensemble, in platinum, added a matching touch of jewelry elegance. And, my little feathered escorts seemed pleased with my choices!

Winter is a Marshmellow World

A Marshmellow World
 Wearing – Winter Gown NEW Group Gift from Desir Haute Couture
Jewelry – Papiyon Ensemble NEW from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Jodilynn by Damselfly
Skin – Alva from LAQ

Poses – DieselWorks
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

On Location in the snow at Takalo
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One misty morning, early . . .

In the midst of the chill of the bleak mid-winter I find myself anticipating the coming of spring and all the blooms that accompany the reawakening of my mountains. I think Vivien must have had similar thoughts as she created two dazzling new gowns with warm floral motifs from Desir Haute Couture. The Rehana Wisteria, is simply fabulous. From the billowing lace underskirts, to the richly embroidered theme blooms and the warm color accents this gown whispers the news of coming warm breezes and morning garden freshness. I love the natural blues Vivien selected for this gown and was delighted to find a perfectly matching jewelry ensemble among the vivid colors of NES – Finesmith Jewelry’s very latest release.

One misty morning, early . . .

One misty morning, early . . .

Wearing – Rehana Wisteria Gown NEW from Desir Haute Couture
Jewelry – NES Ensemble NEW from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Faye by Mirone – No Longer Available
Skin – Alva from LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

On Location in the early morning fog at Renovation
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O, my stars . . .

Desir’s other new floral theme gown – the Sayoka –  captures Vivien’s enchantment with the delicate sakura flower blooms which she recently discovered. While the lines of this  figure-focused gown are truly dramatic enough to warrant attention, the incredible embroidery on the sheer deep cut back panel will certainly draw that second and third admiring look. The lovely hair flower and a matching ring are part of the Sayoka offering. I’ve added tosy Xue’s Magical Circle Earrings from WTG Jewelry and the bold red Dawn bracelets from Finesmith Jewelry for my shoot under the stars at the magical Tempura sim.

O, my stars . . .

Wearing – Sayoko Gown NEW from Desir Haute Couture
Jewelry – Magical Circle Earings from WTG Jewelry & Dawn Bracelets from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Gloria by Wasabi Pils
Skin – Alva from LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

On Location under the stars at Tempura Island
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