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

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

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

Glitz ‘n Glamour * HOLLYWOOD Style

Hollywood MLC

Hollywood MLC

Hollywood MLC
Model/Photographer – Sequoia Nightfire
Wearing – Ms MLC Adriel Huntress Glittery dress with drape – Available now at Mohna Lisa Couture “.the event. HOLLYWOOD”
[*NOTE* This is an incredible gown and these pictures do not give a perfect glimpse, it must be worn or seen live to appreciate… imagine wearing a thousand tiny points of glittery golden light.]
Jewelry – **Papillon** bracelet and ear piercings from +:+WTG+:+
Hair – WMO003 hair black from booN
Shoes – [Gos] Grace Sandal – Elegance Collection
Shot on location at “.the event. HOLLYWOOD” running March 30th – April 14th
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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

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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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

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

On Location at Awesome Taiga maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Awesome/225/245/27