Butterfly Kisses of -Désir- !

Butterfly Kisses

As the seasons change and leaves fall many of us begin to spin and wrap ourselves in the warmth of our homes. Not so with Vivien Emerald, not yet anyway, she has decided to take us on a South American journey to the tropical forest where, with the magic of pixel dust, she has created one of her most stunning group gifts ever!

Butterfly Kisses

KymSara is surrounded and caressed by the most lovely plethera of irridescent Blue Morpho butterflies. This blue butterfly lives almost its entire life in the high canopy of the trees, and you too will also feel as if you were floating on air wearing this fabulous creation. You must certainly desire to own this gown, named appropriately Butterfly Kisses, from DESIR? So, don’t let the cool temperatures send you too early to your cocoon, flit and flutter your way to DESIR for your own Butterfly Kisses.

Butterfly Kisses

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Butterfly Kiss Gown – NEW Group Gift from -Désir- !
Shoes – Absinthe by Nardcotix
Hair – Cathryn II by Damselfly
Skin – Julie by LAQ
On location Lighting by LumiPro
Special Effects in photoShop
Poses – Morgane Batista Pose Shop

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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 – Just Glow with the Flow

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The elegant Sony Elee Sab Gown from Celestina’s Weddings, is most assuredly, not reserved strictly for weddings! The rich tone-on-tone fabric, and choice of three different skirt configurations – from a completely dance-manageable, all the way to the grand flowing version shown here,  ensure this stunning creation will be a standout to be worn around SL’s finest ballrooms as well as the wedding chapels. The fine design of the Sony Elee Sab Gown, which uses mesh and flexi components to great advantage, is matched by a perfect fit.  From the alpha match, to the bodice drape it was delightful to find things so easy to adjust. The Smoke Camel makeup set from FacePaint, exclusive for the Hope for Emilia event, adds just the right touch of color for this formal look. And, I love Tosy Xue’s Plume jewelry which gives just the right accent to astonish in this versatile gown.

Aglow for Emilia

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Sony Elee Sab Gown (Skirt option #3) NEW & EXCLUSIVE for Hope for Emilia by CELESTINAS WEDDINGS
Hair – Jessica by Amacci
Skin – Julie by LAQ
Makeup – Smoke Camel NEW for Hope for Emilia by Face Paint
Shoes -Absinthe by Nardcotix
Jewelry – Plume by WTG Jewelry
Poses – Di’s Opera

LMD - Hope for Emilia!

Leri Miles Designs is offering a magnificent selection “Eliza” – a softly flowing mesh gown in the dreamiest colors – exclusively for the Hope for Emilia event. It was a very difficult choice, but i settled on the “Kiwi” color combination, and added Chop Zuey’s exclusive and unique Migonette Jewelry Ensemble, and Face Paint’s Smoke  Blue makeup to finish the look. The Hope for Emilia designers have really risen to the occasion for this event, providing some truly wonderful opportunities to add fabulous pieces to our wardrobes while providing some genuine relief to our troubled neighbors in Italy. The Hope for Emilia event runs through August 9th.

LMD - Hope for Emilia!

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Eliza Gown in MESH – NEW from LERI MILES DESIGNS for Hope for Emilia
Hair – Jodilynn by Damselfly
Skin – Julie by LAQ
Makeup – Smoke Blue NEW for Hope for Emilia by Face Paint
Shoes -Absinthe by Nardcotix
Jewelry – Mingonette Ensemble NEW for Hope for Emilia by Chop Zuey Jewelry
Poses – Morgane Batista Poses Shop

Hope for Emilia

Athena for Emilia

Vivien Emerald – of Desir – is not only designing phenomenal gowns, but is creating them specifically to support some very critical and important causes. Her signature cultural awareness is reflected in Athena – her offering for the “Hope for Emilia” program [ View Video Here ]. Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, and inspiration, certainly three traits of those who have put forth their effort to help the people of Northern Italy, many thousands who were left homeless after the earthquakes and subsequent aftershocks in late May to early June of this year.

Athena for Emilia

The flaming red color and figure-hugging silhouette of Athena remind us of not only of the lines of ancient Roman dress, but also of the great Italian sirens of the silver screen. Vivien’s homage to the rich heritage of Style Italia helps us stay focused on the objective of providing relief and support for the people of the Emilia-Romagna region. All of the proceeds from sale of this gown and the designs of other participants, you will see stamped with the Hope For Emilia logo, in this and other blogs, will go to directly to the people of Emilia-Romagna. More information at: http://hopeforemilia.wordpress.com/

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Athena Gown by Desir for the Hope for Emilia Project
Hair – Rosetta by Damselfly
Skin – Molly by LAQ
Shoes – Cassandra by SLink
Jewelry – Shae Earrings & Bracelet, Lacie Necklace – by Finesmith Jewelry
Poses – Morgane’s Pose Shop


Desir - Relay for Life

Desir has also participated in this years “Relay for Live” event. Although the event concluded last weekend you still have an opportunity to pick up this gorgeous ebony gown. It is named interestingly enough named Emilia, all proceeeds of this dress however go to the American Red Cross to help find a cure!
This frock with the fabulous flourish of floral can only be found at the Desir Main Store. Make sure you rez properly when you arrive because it is at the main entrance before you enter the store.

Desir - Relay for Life

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Emilia Gown NEW from Desir for Relay for Life (RFL)
Hair – Lolwa by CaTwA
Skin – Julie by LAQShoes – Absinthe by Nardcotix
Jewelry – Wish Ensemble by Finesmith Jewelry
Poses – Body Talking

Once or Twice in a Purrrrple Moon

Once in a Purple Moon . . .

Poulet Koenkamp of PurpleMoon is really quite an exceptional designer in so many ways. The quality of her gifts certainly speaks to give reason to why she now has over 15,000 group VIP’s. Her latest group gift is absolutely breathtaking and equal to the quality and detail of even her most expensive gowns. Such flourish spreads forth from the shoulder and bodice, petals unfolding to a New Dawn. In the New Dawn gown you will feel so fresh and elegant in the flow and gradeur and to think it’s free!

Once in a Purple Moon . . .

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – New Dawn Gown – 15,000 Member GROUP GIFT from PurpleMoon
Hair -Jodiilynn by Damselfly
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Shoes – Absithe by Nardcotix
Poses – Morgane Batista’s Pose Shop
On Location Lighting by LumiPro


Purrr . . .

There is something about a little animal print outfit . . . This Cheetah dress from PurpleMoon, was another group gift! Sorta makes it doubly special! Poulet is not only one of the grid’s most fabulous designers but, also one of the most generous! Always a pleasant surprise and well worth the group.

Elikatira, formerly ETD, has been back for a while and once again is offering some very lovely hair designs. I particularly love the softness of this Abbey hair and was able to bring out some favorite heels from SLink to add a nice complementary touch.

Purrr . . .

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Cheetah Tube Dress (Mesh) by PurpleMoon
Hair – Abbey by Elikatira
Shoes – Tiger Heels by SLink
Poses – Maitreya

Retro is back . . . hmmm is that redundant?

Fab 50's Barbies!

It seems that recently some of our favorite designers have been picking up inspiration from past decades. We even saw a great new sim, Spyderville, spring up with a completely fifties theme. That’s where we found these groovy Barbie boxes. Sadly, it is disappearing almost as quickly as it rezzed. But the timeless styles of the era continue. Neferia Abel continues to amaze us with her fastidious study of vintage era fashions, and her finely crafted vintage dresses. Sequoia is wearing one of her favorites, the Katinka, a recent addition to the Ivalde Fifties Collection. Kym is showing a brand new offering, the ChaCha dress, from PurpleMoon’s Vintage collection. With all crinolines and florals these designs capture the fashion spirit of the 1950’s, but can also be perfectly compatible with a trendy summer party today.

Barbies - Outta the box!

I’d call your special attention to the fabulous NEW Blossoms Earring & Bangle set, which Seq made for me to go with this special dress.! It is available at Aurora Borealis. (Mention my name :))

NEW from Aurora Borealis!

Sequoia is wearing – Katinka pink from Ivalde Vintage Fashion 1950 Collection
Hair – Scarlet Semi-Updo from Pocket Mirrors
Shoes – Ribbon Slingback shoes from G Field


KymSara is wearing – ChaCha Dress – NEW from PurpleMoon Creations Vintage Collection
Jewelry – KymSara Blossoms Earrings & Bangles NEW from Aurora Borealis
Hair – Yara v1 – from CaTwA
Shoes – Absinthe by Nardcotix


On Location Lighting by LumiPro

And, with yet another echo from the fabulous fifties set in 1958 the film and play, “Grease” . . . PurpleMoon’s Sandy Dress. A sure hit at the drive-in or your favorite dance venue, or an evening cruise down Sunset Strip with the top down on the cherry red Corvette! Just to show how this lovely vintage offering can work for a current look, I’ve accessorized with jewelry from Finesmith and a most trendy pair of Fay’s Shoes’s Roxanne strappy heels!

Relivin' the fifties

Wearing – Sandy Dress in Cherry NEW from PurpleMoon Creations Vintage
Jewelry – Trivia Earrings & Swirl BRacelet from Finesmith Jewelry
Nails – Rave Reds from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Lolwa by CaTwA
Shoes – Roxanne from Fay Shoes
Poses – Morgane Batista Poses Shop

A Evening at the Rose

An Evening at the Rose

Poulet Koenkamp of PurpleMoon has definitely raised the bar with the release of her exquisitely textured Rusalka Gown. Named for the elegant fashion icon Rusalka Callisto, the Rusalka gown is another example of the fabulous attention to fabric choices that are the trademark of PurpleMoon. The light catching contours and perfectly balanced tones of the flowing skirt accented with a laced bolero bodice, and contrasting long gloves and sash complete a totally unique look.

An Evening at the Rose

And what could be a better finishing touch than her latest Cubics jewelry design – shown here in the Dans la Choclaterie theme, this angular set provides a thoroughly modern and unique contrast with the soft lines of the gown.

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing -Rusalka Gown; Burgandy & Sienna by PurpleMoon
Jewelry – Cubics dans la Chocolaterie by PurpleMoon
Hair – Emilla by Amacci
Shoes – Absinthe by Nardcotix
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Lighting by LumiPro
Poses by DieselWorks

On Location at The Rose Theater