Evening at the Opera

“Keeping watch…”

Evening at the Opera

“Longing eyes…”

Evening at the Opera

“His arrival…”

Evening at the Opera

“Dreaming as the new day dawns”

Evening at the Opera

Model Photographer – Sequoia Nightfire
Wearing – Mohna Lisa Couture – Arianne [NEW] includes scarf
Make-up – .::BDBA::. KISS ME LIPS [23] [NEW]
.:: BEAUTIFUL DELUXE ::. KITTEN Eyeliner (Black)
.:: BEAUTIFUL DELUXE ::. Autumn Leaves Eyeshadow (Maple-I)
Hair – .:EMO-tions:. STARLINE 2 black
Nails – *[MANDALA]Takara Nail/Gold bright
Jewelry – +:+WTG+:+ **Wild-Leopard** ear-pierces
Lazuri Kaya Ring Stone Large
Sunglasses – HOLLY / V1.1 – REDGRAVE
Poses – Morgane Batista Poses

Thanks to special friend ENZC “Enzo” (pictured here)

Peace On Earth is Golden

Peace On Earth is Golden

The Peace On Earth hunt is golden! That has a double meaning, as all is smooth and there is plenty of things in gold to gather in gifts during the grid wide holiday event. Since is going so well i decided to take a break to showcase this bit of NEW fabulousness from PurpleMoon Creations call “Royal Queen”. Not completely straying from my big event i accessorized with Tosy Xues, exquisite gift from POE6 called “holy Gold”.

Peace On Earth is Golden
Model/ Photographer – Sequoia Nightfire
Wearing – :: PM :: Royal Queen Gown in Gold by PurpleMoon Creations
***While shopping look in PurpleMoon for their POE6 gift :)***
Hair – “Hair Ruri” from D!va hair
Accessories – **Holy Gold** ear pierces, necklace and nails from +:+WTG+:+ [free gift POE6]

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

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

Beauty of Noir

Noir Beauty from EVOLVE

I love Film Noir because it was such an influence to bring new an exciting roles to the screen for women. It was in essence the birth of the Femme Fatale and was even popularized in song describing the cool calculating demeanor of such women, “She’s filing her nails while they’re dragging the lake. Watching the Detectives.” I think it is fair to assume Bond girls owe a piece of their paychecks to those girls in the shadows of pulp novel pages and B&W film noir too. Reign Congrejo of EVOLVE, has managed to salute all of these movie stars with her new sultry series, NOIR BEAUTY.

Jeweled nails from +:+WTG+:+

Tosy Xue of WTG has also gotten into the act, recently releasing an exciting set of jewelry, Naga Raja”, that can add to that mystique of the wild sexy woman who is plotting with Dr Evil while entangling the secret agent 007 in her snare. The nail, earring and eyepatch set is a perfect match to the Noir Beauty dress and accentuates the cut and attitude so well. Hurry now, don’t be tooo late they will be waiting for you at the Baccarat table when you make your grand entrance.

Eyepatch **Naga Raja** from +:+WTG+:+

Wearing – NOIR BEAUTY DRESS S-3 from Noir series at EVOLVE
Jewelry – **Naga Raja** ear-pierce, eyepatch & jeweled nails from +:+WTG+:+
Hair – “Asami” (Type B)(Onyx) from “”D!va””
Shoes – GOSHI Pumps – Black by Mstyle
Skin – Livia by al vulo
Poses – NEW from Morgane Batista Poses

Let it Snow!

Winter Wonder

Augusta Creations has just released a delightful bevy of gowns and cocktail dresses to tantalize us during the chilly months of winter. I was thrilled to find Augusta’s lovely gift of the Iole Gown, in seasonal red, just in time for a recent holiday gathering. And speaking of lovely gifts, Belle also filled our stockings with some very special jewelry ensembles during her 12 Days of Christmas event at Chop Zuey. I am wearing a few of the “days” here — the “Joy Abound” ensemble includes earrings, bracelets and necklace pieces.

Winter Wonder

Wearing – Iole Red Gown – NEW Member Gift from Augusta Creations
Jewelry – Joy Abound Ensemble NEW 12 Days of Christmas Gift from Chop Zuey
Hair – Antonella by Damselfly
Skin – Molly from LAQ
Shoes – Moshi by Nardcotix
Poses – Di’s Opera
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

Dancing among the Snowflakes
There are so many choices at Augusta Creations! You are sure to find just the right dress for that special event. And, with so many holiday events you will want to pick up more than one, right? I couldn’t wait to get to the club in my new Ilde Cocktail Dress and celebrated with a bit of dancing among the snowflakes at the studio! MiaMai’s new Lily shoes – recently released through L’Accessoires – were a perfect match for this lovely gown and tosy Xue’s latest release, the “Ice Queen” ensemble from WTG Jewelry, completes the look from every angle.

Dancing among the Snowflakes

Dancing among the Snowflakes

Wearing – Ilde Grey Cocktail Dress – NEW from Augusta Creations
Jewelry – The Ice Queen Ensemble NEW from WTG Jewelry
Hair – Annna by Amacci
Skin – Molly from LAQ
Shoes – Lily by MiaMai for L’accessoires
Poses – Di’s Opera
On Location Lighting by LumiPro

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 – maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amatsu%20Shima/28/110/22

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 – maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/China/146/213/1250

Bamboo Dreams

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

Glitter Shimmer Glam

All that glitters . . .

There is reason to be thrilled when any formal invitation arrives this fall… Black and White and everyshade of the monochromatic spectrum are being seen at white tie events. Mohna Lisa Couture has a selection of wonderfully designed gowns that will do wonders to show off your figure and are amazingly inventive! This is the Erotica Mesh gown seen here worn by Sequoia. This silhouette dress will amaze both the one wearing it and those who see it passing by. The sheer sides of this optical illusion gown actually have colour change panels. These panels, under the sheer fabric, are able to match all skin tones, so they achieve that silhouette and remain modest like dancers costumes. Secondly, the skirting glimmers and shimmers as you move a unique effect perfected for this gown. This is not scripted or particle in any way, it is entirely accomplished by how Mohna textured the gown. The included Fascinator rises above in a flourish with optional veil and adds an adittional flair to an already very fascinating gown.

All that glitters . . .

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Erotica Mesh Gown with included Fascinator from Mohna Lisa Couture
Jewelry – **Corsage ** earrings, necklace and bangle by WTG Jewelry
Hair – Reija Brown by Tukinowaguma
Skin – LAQ
Poses by Body Talking

Julia and Julie

Next we have Kymsara wearing the extremely provacative Julia gown with a pewter and sterling finish. The fabric is tailored exqusitely to form, capturing the light and the shadow cast so perfectly across satin patterned fabric. The silk highlights continue as the sheer threads woven into this organza skirt are fluid with her every move. The over the shoulder collar is also sheer and swoops down to frame the deep plunging neckline. The same fabric is used as cuffs to the sterling stiched gloves, giving the entire gown an attratively complete finish.

Julia and Julie

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Julia Gown – NEW from Mohna Lisa Couture
Jewelry – Wish Emerald Ensemble by Finesmith Jewelry
Hair – UKA 687 by boon
Skin – Julie by LAQ
Shoes – Sydney Stilettos by SLink
Poses – Body Talking

MLC Yolanda

Last we come to the Yolanda Glittery Black gown from Mohna Lisa worn by Sequoia. This black full skirted bit of artistic mastery cannot be captured well by mere photography, it must be seen worn to be appreciated. Like the Erotica gown above, Mohna has woven his magic glimmer shimmer into the skirt. Do not wear this to any events where you are trying to remain unnoticed. The plume of this gown will sweep across the floor capturing all eyes. What is best is that it flows below the shimmer of the black satin rising to silhouette your magnificent form. There is a certain assymetry to the cut of the Yolanda Glittery Black which encouraged Sequoia to take some chances with this gown and wear some jewels and hair that might not be the most traditional for such a formal white tie event. The Ireth Chain Halo Headpiece and earrings from PurpleMoon available through L’accessoires are absolutely perfectly suited to the braided mesh locks from Elemental Hair that fall wonderfully off the open end of the assymentric collar.

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Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Yolanda Glittery Black gown by Mohna Lisa Couture
Jewelry – :: PM :: Ireth Chain Halo Headpiece and earrings from PurpleMoon available at L’accessoires
Hair – Angie Mesh Hair Chocolate Brown by Elemental Hair
Skin – YOA Divine Spell

MASAI MARA Closing September 30th

Princess of the Serengeti

This may be your final warning to run over and get these designs from some of Second Life’s most amazing designers at Masai Mara: The Solidarity Store, many which are exclusive to this event! It is rare that so many ethinicallly and geographically selective items are available in one spot so better grab now before they go poof tomorrow at midnight. So many have sung you the praises of this charity and the orphaned children it will help. So…. i will only gently remind you that you will be helping those who have so little and you will look fabulous in the process of doing so.

Princess of the Serengeti

Sequoia has chosen the brilliant colours of the Serengeti outfit and turban by Tres Beau to close out her african continental experience. The mesh harmem pants have a wonderful hip hugging fit and the disc hoop earrings and bracelet set is a spot on match to the flow of vivid hues and patterns of the turban to the top to the pants bringing a beautiful balance and exposure of skin. What a delicious way to show off the exclusive skin Delirio from Yoa Divine Spell.

Princess of the Serengeti

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Serengeti outfit and turban by Tres Beau – NEW for Masai Mara: The Solidarity Store
Jewelry – Serengeti jewelry set from Tres Beau – NEW for Masai Mara: The Solidarity Store
Skin – brown (Clevage) Delirio by **Yoa Divine Spell** – NEW/EXCLUSIVE for Masai Mara: The Solidarity StoreHair – Riley – mahogany by TRUTH hair
Nails – Painter by Finesmith
Shoes – Ilaida Mojri (red) by Zaara
Lighting by LumiPro
Poses by Body Talking

Arusha at Masai Mara

KymSara has gone a different route returning to that which is familiar, showing off how well the cocktail dress Arusha, an EXCLUSIVE from Tres Beau at Masai Mara, can bring a wild flair back to our western evening wear. What a pity this dress will not be available beyond tomorrow. Even more the reason to rush over and include it in your Tres Beau collection before it goes back to Kimmera’s closet for good. Kym ever the world traveler added Tosy Xue’s Bamboo Ensemble from WTG showing off her love of picking up the rarest beautiful items she can mix and match.

Arusha at Masai Mara

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Arusha – EXCLUSIVE by Tres Beau for Masai Mara
Jewelry – Bamboo Ensemble – NEW from WTG Jewelry
Nails Dark Zone by WTG Jewelry
Hair – Later by Elikatera
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Shoes – Cassandra by SLink
Lighting by LumiPro