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


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


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…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 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)

Fashion for Life 2013 Shopping SLurls


✤ Fashion for Life 2013 International Plaza

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On a Golden Wintery Eve & Bamboo Dreams

On a golden wintery eveI am continually amazed at the creative elegance of Vivien Emerald’s spectacular couture designs. In these latest releases from DESIR Haute Couture, Vivien has captured the allure and mystery of the traditional lines of Chinese costume while exploiting the beauty and flow of the most incredible silk brocades to bring us two gowns of breathtaking beauty. The Chinese Golden Dragon Costume features a high collar bolero with very traditional capped shoulder elements, over a gown which dramatically emphasizes the form and movement of the wearer. The ensemble includes an incredible dragon headpiece, with an appropriate hair addition to complete  the traditional costume look. I chose however, to style this one to show its flexibility as a more modern formal gown, adding tosy Xue’s fabulous Myth Jewelry set from WTG Jewelry (which seems almost magically matched to Vivien’s gown) and a typical western updo from Amacci. Regardless of your personal approach to this gown, you will be delighted with the look, fit and ease of wearing the myriad parts and attachments that are a part of this most amazing design.
On a golden wintery eveOn a golden wintery eve

Wearing – Chinese Gold Dragon Costume NEW from Desir Haute Couture
Jewelry – Myth Ensemble from WTG Jewelry
Hair – Rona by Amacci
Skin – Essential Saga NEW from LAQ
Shoes – Menisa from Enkythings
Poses – DieselWorks
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

On Location in Amatsu Shima –

Bamboo Dreams

It is difficult to choose a favorite between these two costumes from DESIR Haute Couture! In the Shena ensemble, Vivien once again finds inspiration in the line and fabric of the most traditional Chinese dress, moving forward from there with her typically stunning interpretation. The billowing soft silk she uses in this gown contrasts so effectively with the detailed fine lines of the primary gown pieces. As soon as I saw the floral and bamboo embellishments on this rich fabric I knew right away that the perfect jewelry match would again be one of my favorite sets from  WTG Jewelry. This is one of tosy Xue’s earlier designs with a relatively unremarkable name of J:D-02, but an amazingly detailed floral cluster which echoes the embroidery of the gown’s collar. Vivien also includes her awesome dragon headpiece/hairpiece attachments with this ensemble to enable you to capture more fully the essence of the traditional costume.

I really enjoyed a visit to the China and Amatsu Shima sims to shoot this series in two of the most tranquil and dreamlike settings in SL. And, having the on-location lighting flexibility of my LumiPro, enabled me to capture the beauty of these designs in a most appropriate environment.

Bamboo Dreams

Wearing – Chinese Shena Costume NEW from Desir Haute Couture
Jewelry – J:D-02 from WTG Jewelry
Hair – Faye by Mirone (No longer available)
Skin – Nellie from LAQ
Shoes – Baba Yaga from Enkythings
Poses – DieselWorks
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

On Location in China –

Bamboo Dreams

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

By Candlelight

by Candleight

Some clothes seem to inspire a mood. The new Red Kimono Gift Gown from Desir did just that for me, calling out for a candlelight evening and a special shoot. We have noted here before that Vivien Emerald draws her elegant designs from a broad cultural perspective. With this gown she clearly captures the fabric motif and influence of the broad ties of the traditional Kimono, and then expands her vision to a softly flowing modern gown. The exquisite design is matched with flawless workmanship that we see from the few designers who truly value their group members and always include their best work in their gifts. Yula Finesmith’s Shea jewelry ensemble and Rave Red nails, complete this  refined and distinctively feminine look.

by Candleight

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Red Kimono GROUP GIFT – Desir
Hair -Rhythm by elikatera
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Shoes – Krystal by Fay’s Shoes
Jewelry – Shae Earrings & Bracelet by Finesmith Jewelry
Poses – Morgane Batista’s Pose Shop
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

Fashion for Life – Just two more days!

Coat, Hat and Lamps of many colours!

With just a few more days to go in this amazing event we are running to catch up with all the special items offered by our designers. As a quilter, i was quickly drawn to the new long coat of crushed velvet by Trill Zapatero of Boho Hobo. While this is very much a modern garment, Trill’s inspiration from the Crazy Quilt traditions of Victorian times is clearly evident. I love the characteristic colours and the decorative stitching so much! It is also not too late to pick up one of her latest funky hats. This one, called Abe’s Hat, is a part of Boho Hobo’s FFL Collection with proceeds going to the fight against cancer.

Coat, Hat and Lamps of many colours!

Trill has also been working on an entirely new path, designing some of the most creative lamps i have seen in SL. you can spot a few in her FFL shop and  watch the entire collection evolve with a short trip to the Sewer beneath the Afghanistan Museum! Yes, the SEWER, really! Is there no end to this woman’s creativity?

Coat, Hat and Lamps of many colours!

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Crushed Velvet Patchwork Coat – NEW -from Boho Hobo FFL Collection
Hat – Abe’s Hat – NEW – from Boho Hobo FFL Collection
Jewelry – Delaram Ensemble from Boho Hobo
Hair – Sora from D!va
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Boots – Journey by Finesmith
Poses – Morgane
Lamps ** New Creations by Trill Zapetero of Boho Hobo **