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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Christmastide in Paris, and the hunt is on!

Noel en Paris

Rose’s awesome designs from Paris Metro Couture just keep on coming! Her latest release includes a line of holiday gowns, which are all just beautiful. I selected the Red Velvet Romance Gown and Cape ensemble for the Annual Snow Ball. (Would you believe this incredible gown is actually a gift for the Womanstuff Hunt?!)  There is nothing like deep velvet to make you feel pampered and elegant, with just a touch of the softest fur trim at the bodice, and top of the long gloves. Once you arrive at the ball, and remove the cape, this gown is sensational from every angle. Rose’s meticulous details are even noticeable in the line of the deep cut back and the row of tiny buttons. Yula Finesmith’s “Let it Snow” jewelry is a perfect compliment for the holiday touch. I chose the gold for this look but, was tempted by the other textures as well – especially the platinum version. Interestingly, Rose has named her other holiday gown “Let it Snow!” and this jewelry set would also be perfect with that gown. We’ll have a look at this combination soon! But if you just can’t wait, hurry over to Paris Metro Couture where you’ll find the “Let it Snow” gown, in lovely holly green, as Rose’s very special gift in the Peace on Earth Hunt.

Noel en Paris

Noel en Paris

Wearing – Red Velvet Romance Gown and Cape NEW from Paris Metro Couture
Jewelry – Let it Snow – NEW from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Rona from Amacci
Skin – Essential Saga NEW from LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks

Only three wishes

While you are hunting you simply must check out the latest addition to the Storybook Collection at Paris Metro. Inspired by the timeless classic, Aladdin’s Lamp, this gown captures all the exotic mystery of the oriental romance thriller. My Dark Zone Jewelry from Tosy Xue at WTG Jewelry is just the perfect match for the elegant lace silhouettes of this gown.

Only three wishes
Wearing – Aladdin’s Lamp Gown NEW from Paris Metro Couture’s Storybook Collection
Jewelry – Dark Zone Ensemble – WTG Jewelry
Hair – Mitzi – NEW from Damselfly
Skin – Essential Saga NEW from LAQ
Shoes -Sydney Stiletto from SLink
Poses – DieselWorks

First Snowfall of the Season

And, last but certainly not least, the Cassis outfit, a perfectly delightful little knit mini and sweater combination, complete with coordinating boots and long socks. Just the thing for a romp around in that early snowfall. You will surely find your favorite colour among the choices at Paris Metro!

Wearing – Cassis Miniskirt and Sweater NEW from Paris Metro Couture
Jewelry – Let it Snow – NEW from Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – Tibby from Damselfly
Skin – Essential Saga NEW from LAQ
Boots & Long Socks – Part of Cassis Ensemble from Paris Metro Couture
Poses – DieselWorks
On Location lighting – LumiPro

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Without a song . . .

Without a song . . .
One of the intriguing new offerings from the current L’Accessoires Collection is the Carina headpiece from SoliDea Folies. It is available in a variety of colours and I was particularly attracted to the flowing feathers. What better way to showcase such an original design than with Rogan Diesel’s latest pose prop — the Nighingale’s Sorrow, from DieselWorks. Two of the 15 great poses which are included with the prop are shown here. There is also a Nightingale’s Glee version of the cage prop in gold, which has sixteen poses which would have our l’il bird singing for joy again! Superb designs continue to flow from Rose’s creative studio at Paris Metro Couture — more than I can keep up with at the moment! But I especially wanted to share one of my favorites; the Elegant Long Sweater Dress. This has to be one of the best mesh designs I have found lately. Whether you are curled up by the fireplace, or strolling through your favorite mall, this NEW dress delightfully accents your every curve, and will keep you warm and cozy as those December winds begin to blow. O, and be sure to visit Chop Zuey while you are working your way through your Christmas shopping list. Belle has released some most lovely new sets, which will make great gifts, or perhaps additions to your own jewelry collection. I am wearing her Black Storm ensemble which includes both member and hunt gifts.
Without a song . . .

Without a song . . .

Wearing – Elegant Long Sweater Dress NEW from Paris Metro Couture
Jewelry – Black Storm Ensemble – NEW from Chop Zuey Jewelry
Headpiece – Carina NEW from SoliDea Folies at L’accessoires

Skin – Essential Saga NEW from LAQ
Shoes – Celine NEW from MiaMai at L’Accessoires
Pose Prop & Poses – Nightingale’s Sorrow NEW from DieselWorks
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

Paris in the Fall!

Sparkling Blue IceI know, I know . . . the song says Paris in the spring! But, you have to love the latest fall releases from Paris Metro Couture. Fantastic colours, elegant design and what a joy to wear clothes that fit so very well, and are so meticulously made. This “Sparkle My Mini” gown actually is based upon a sparkling little mini dress which certainly is a head-turner on its own but, I was so enchanted by the flowing long skirt and those incredible arm scarves that I just had to activate some of my favorite DieselWorks poses to capture the movement. And the fun is not just for the studio! The slightest breeze, or most graceful dance, sets these elements into soft movement. With that in mind Tosy’s “Sails” ensemble from WTG Jewelry seemed the perfect accessory choice!Sparkling Blue IceWearing – Sparkle My Mini in Blue Ice NEW from Paris Metro Couture
Jewelry – Sails Ensemble – from WTG Jewelry
Hair – Schnapp NEW by Analog Dog
Skin – Essential Saga NEW from LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks
Lighting by LumiProA touch of fall in the airAnd Rose rfb Morpork didn’t confine her creativity to the ballroom this season. Head over to Paris Metro and see for yourself. Her fresh wool and knit ensemble with scads of options which includes a snuggly suede Biker jacket, will have you ready for that coming chilly weather in style. I love the plaid mini skirt, and the Adventure boots were a bonus surprise which come with the ensemble. The detail work in the cable sweater and scarf really must be seen to be fully appreciated. Also, check out the “Fallen” Ensemble from Amorous Jewelry. I picked this set up at the October L’Accessoires sale but didn’t get back from travel in time to blog then. Both Amorous and L’Accessoires are so worth visits as you put together your fall and winter wardrobes.

A touch of fall in the air

A touch of fall in the air

Wearing – Plaid Miniskirt, Adventure Boots, Rawhide Biker Jacket, Cable Knit Sweater NEW from Paris Metro Couture
Jewelry – “Fallen” Ensemble NEW from Amorous Jewelry
Hair – Romilly NEW by Damselfly
Skin – Essential Saga NEW from LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks

Windswept Leaves

And back we go to the ballroom! My first selfish thought when I saw this incredible Windswept Leaves Gown was, “I must get that styled and shot before Seq spots it!” (So sorry Sis!) I think Rose was really perceiving the fall breezes in her Paris Metro Couture design studio this season, and did such an amazing job of translating them into positively elegant gowns. I have already received the nicest compliments wearing this one to a dance evening. This latest jewelry ensemble – Circus Maximus – from Chop Zuey caught my eye right away, not only for its design, but it comes in Rose Gold, one of my most favorite RL jewelry choices. I think the colour is just perfect for fall, and Windswept Leaves.

Windswept Leaves

Windswept Leaves

Wearing – Windswept Leaves Gown NEW from Paris Metro Couture
Shoes – Sydney Stiletto by SLink
Jewelry – Circus Maximus Ensemble in Rose Gold NEW from Chop Zuey Jewelry
Hair – Rosetta by Damselfly
Skin – Essential Saga by LAQ
Poses – DieselWorks

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

News from Paris Metro Couture!

All that glittersIt is always exciting to see what creative new designs Rose is bringing us from Paris Metro Couture, especially when she sojourns off to explore fantastic possibilities for her ongoing Story Book Collection! The inspiration for her latest addition to the collection is,”The Princess and the Goblin,” a children’s fantasy novel written by George MacDonald in 1872. As the tale unfolds Princess Irene, who lives a lonely life in a wild, desolate, mountainous kingdom, must hatch a plan to defeat the goblins and save the kingdom. Rose has interpreted Irene’s fantasy with a gown that would delight any princess. You must see all the colours and textures available. I chose the golden colour which seemed to me to not only capture the light and reflect the storybook mood, but also to touch a bit of the line reminiscent of the 1930/40 fashion eras. So off i went to Swing Times sim for this shoot! You know how i favor vintage designs, and Swing Times is a fabulous place to enjoy wearing these fashions for a trip back in time.

All that glitters

Wearing – “The Princess & Goblin” Golden Gown – NEW from Paris Metro Couture’s Story Book Collection
Jewelry – Hearts & Diamonds Ensemble by flirt (no longer available)
Shoes – Casandra by SLink
Hair – Demeter by LeLutka
Nails – LeFleur by WTG
Skin – Alva by LAQ
On location Lighting by LumiPro
Poses – Behavior Body
On Location at the Arcadian Hotel – Swing Times

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It's beginning to look a lot like winter

There is lots more going on at Paris Metro Couture in addition to the Story Book Collection. Rose has just released a fresh new line for the coming winter season. Highlighting this collection is her warm and snuggly Kable Cuddle Sweater and Big Cable Knit scarf with matching leggings — just the perfect outfit in which to venture out into that first frosty snowfall to watch the magic glitter of the morning sun on the trees and perhaps catch some of the season’s first snowflakes on your tongue! I discovered that the snow has already begun to fall in Hiraku, a lovely spot to visit.

It's beginning to look a lot like winter

Wearing – Kable Cuddle Sweater & Big Kable Knit Scarf – NEW from Paris Metro Couture
Boots – Fresh by Finesmith
Hair – Darilynn by Damselfly
Skin – Alva by LAQ
On location Lighting by LumiPro
Poses – Behavior Body
On Location at Hiraku Snowy Winter
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Célébrations from City to Shore

oh yes, we can-can!

It’s a dream come true! And it could be your’s too! Here i am in the City of Lights, Paris, the most magical city on earth, at the one and only Moulin Rouge, wearing the incredible Via La France gown from Paris Metro! French-Canadian pose designer, Morgane Batista, also helps us to feel that exultation of spirit, that “Joie de vivre”!!! Does it get any better than this?July is a perfect time for a French tour with July 14th, La Fête Nationale, (French National Day or to English speakers, Bastille Day), quickly approaching. From the home of Haute Couture Rose Morpork has gathered the tri-colore fabrics of the French flag is her elegant silk Viva la France gown, accenting it with the Fleur de lis for emphasis. Sequoia twirls in excitement and wonder at her good fortune. Captured in the moment you can see how this colorful gown floats with every move. In preparing for this trip of a lifetime Sequoia made a special trip to the salon for a special updo with a perfectly matched liberte ribbon at D!va Hair.

oh yes, we can-can!

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing: Viva La France by Paris Metro Couture
Hair: Ruri -Type B – Citrine by D!va Hair
Nails: Painter nails by Finesmith
Poses – Morgan Batista Pose Shop
On Location Lighting by LumiPro
On Location: Paris 1900

By the sea . . .

The Riviera is far from the glitter of the city, but no less elegant, KymSara enjoys a peaceful twilight stroll among the wildflowers on the cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean wearing Paris Metro Couture’s Elemental Water Gown. With the melodic strains of Francis Cabrel’s Je l’aime à mourir, discernible above the sounds of the surf, she reflects on a most pleasant evening. To match the mood, the environment and the theme of this lovely gown KymSara chose the Water Spiral Jewelry ensemble from Elemental Earth Designs (EED). Right on cue enters her paramour to escort her back for one last spin across the dance floor.

By the sea . . .

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Elemental Water Gown by Paris Metro Couture
Necklace & Earrings – Waterspiral by Elemental Earth Designs (EED)
Bracelet – Water Bangle by Elemental Earth Designs (EED)
Hair – Boa by Amacci
Skin – Julie by LAQ
Shoes – Casandra by SLink
Poses by Morgane Batista Pose Shop
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

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

Spring Rain

Spring Rain With a cascade of glistening tulle Rose has captured the freshness of a spring shower. Graceful, sheer and cut to reveal, albeit discretely, that figure you have been working so hard to achieve, you are sure to love this design. We just couldn’t resist the delightful colours available with this gorgeous gown and invited a mystery model to help us share them with you. Actually, the mask is a part of the pink ensemble, and unmasked is our dear Sis Baccara.
Spring Rain
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Models (Left to Right) –
KymSara Rayna, Baccara Rhodes, & Sequoia Nightfire
All Wearing – la pluie (Rain) NEW from Paris Metro Couture
[KymSara in Emerald, Baccara in Pink (mask included), Sequoia in Navy
Jewelry – KymSara in Golden Essence by LaurelRose* (*no longer available),
Baccara in *Blooming Easter* by +:+WTG+:+
Sequoia in **Fragrance-S** by +:+WTG+:+
Hair – KymSara in Jodilynn by Damselfly
Baccara in Eden by Vanity Hair (mask) and Dura-Girl 31 from Dura Hair
Sequoia in Adele/Chestnut NEW from ^;^CaTwA^;^
Poses – Morgane Batista Poses Shop

Flirty to elegant . . . and beyond

Cocktails in the Garden

Oh to be in Paris in the springtime!!!
Cabin fever got the best of us for a bit, but with the Ides of March and bikini season soon approaching it is time have a Caesar salad and do a bit of holiday catch-up…not “ketchup”, ewww that would taste terrible on the salad. Anyway… Let’s begin our trip back in time with a visit to Paris Metro! I have always found Rose’s designs to be most innovative, so very wearable and well matched to the way we move. She has consistently brought fresh approaches to SL fashion in the line of her designs, as well as her choice of fabrics and fine textures.

Cocktails in the Garden

I just love the subtle animal print she chose for the Tu An Animal Panther Cocktail dress. That big cat’s eyes seem just right with the flirty off-the-shoulder look of this little dress. The long sheer gloves, from the same fabric as the bodice overlay, are a perfect accent. I’ve just added the Ruby Pepite earrings from Orage Couture’s 2010 Christmas Collection and matching Sydney Stiletto’s from SLink and let my hair go appropriately loose with the new Darilynn from Damselfly.

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Tu An Animal Panther Ruby Cocktail Dress by Paris Metro
Jewelry – Peptite Earrings by Orage Creations
Hair -Darilynn by Damselfly
Skin – Molly by LAQ
Shoes – Sydney Stiletto by SLink
Poses – Body Talking


Blue Magic

Changing the mood a bit from flirty to elegant, the Arabian Magic gown from Paris Metro is the perfect choice for that most formal evening with someone special. Once again Rose has followd the inspiration of the most amazing gold embellished fabric to highlight the daring lines of her seductive and sophisticated design. Tosy Xue’s incredibly intricate Plume Jewelry Collection compliments this look so well. And, of course, pulling my hair back with Amacci’s Rona updo adds the finishing touch.

Blue Magic

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Arabian Magic Santorini Gown NEW from Paris Metro
Jewelry – Plume Set by WTG
Hair – Rona by Amacci
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Shoes – Sydney Stiletto by SLink
Poses – Body Talking


In the Misty Moonlight . . .

Sometimes elegance comes in softly! As in the case of the Flower Flamingo Gown, one of Paris Metro’s latest releases. Dreamy and like floating on a cloud, this gown is perfect for dancing in the moonlight whether on the aft deck of a cruise ship or barefoot on your favorite beach. And once again tosy Xue delivers the perfect jewelry to capture the subtle reflections of that moonlight in his fabulous Luce Della Notte Scura set.

In the Misty Moonlight . . .

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Flower Flamingo Gown NEW from Paris Metro Couture
Jewelry – Luce Della Notte Scura NEW from WTG
Hair – Faye by Mirone
Shoes- Pinup Pumps by Stiletto Moody
Skin – April by LAQ
Poses by DieselWorks
Lighting by LumiPro


Dusk in the wood

Yes there is even more! Yet another example of her magical creative skills with diverse materials, Rose combined a a seductively flared top with a soft leather corset and  the sheerest float of a long skirt in her aptly named Leather & Sheer Gown. What a delightful and unexpected combination! My new Hearts Aflame jewelry ensemble from Chop Zuey seemed to be just the right match.
I hope you have enjoyed our little excursion to Paris Metro, be sure to wave to Rose when you pop over 🙂 emmm popovers, wonders if i should be writing about such yummy designs when i am so hungry?

Dusk in the wood

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Leather & Sheer Gown by Paris Metro
Jewelry – Heart Aflame by Chop Zuey
Hair – Svea by Amacci
Nails – Expressive Pink by Finesmith
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Poses by Glitterati
Lighting by LumiPro