Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I'm Smoking In Vero Modero.

Who doesn't love a little Vero Modero?  A walk around the store is a delight for the senses and I couldn't resist this sex-il-icious powder blue top with a botanical print called 'Blossom'.  I teamed it with Vero's Marine Low Rise Bermuda pants in crisp white with golden buttons for a summer look with punch.

I've been meaning to show you this cute bag from Boom from the Yip collection called 'Take It Easy'.  I again brought out my scrummy Grace sandals with fur from DeLa

My talons are lethal weapons from the Milky Nails collection complete with oversize rings from Mandala.  Such a beautiful addition to the hands while frightening off a would be attacker at 50 paces.  A new addition to the jewelery collection is this eye popping necklace and earrings set called 'Opulence' from Eclectica Jewelery recently sent from Tiffy Vella to blog.  The intricate collection of various jewels is gorgeous.

I'm wearing a great hair style from Truth called Isla that I've shown with Truth's hair base in the Swedish tone.  Very versatile 'do' that works so well when you want to show off interesting necklines.  Boho Beauty sent out a blogger review skin called 'Frost Bitten' shown here in the Milky tone.  For dramatic effect I added the 'Love My Eyes' liner and mascara tattoo from Boom and thick eyeliner mascara from Les petits Details.  My ciggie is from NicotiN.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas day as I did.  Everything was in excess and I loved it.  Bring on New Year :-)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas From Chalice In Wonderland

I want to say a very Merry Christmas to my lovely readers and to thank each and every one of you for dropping by throughout the year.  I really do appreciate the support, comments and review copies and to be honest, it makes the effort worth it. 

Please take extra care over the holiday period and whether you are spending it with family and/or friends or flying solo this year, I hope the spirit of Christmas envelops you like a hug.

Come 2012, I will be in my fourth year of blogging about SL fashion and can't wait to see what our wonderful designers have in store for us.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wisteria Lane.

I'm backing up my last post with another dress from Couverture.  It was the amazing color of this dress that caught my eye.  Chocolate Arashi calls the color Wisteria and it has a feminine and whimsical feel to it.  Titled 'Zepher', it has the finest spaghetti straps with prim ribbons at the shoulders and features a geometric pattern in the lace. 

I returned to [kik] for some more hair love and found this great style called Atmos shown here in platinum. I'm hair over heels in love with the platinum tone and couldn't stop at one purchase so more to come from  [kik] in future posts..  The hair flower also comes with Atmos and I colored it to match the dress. 

I chose the delicate Nouveau Rose jewelery set in lilac from Eclectica.

My most exciting purchase of the day has to be these gorgeous wedge sandals called 'Monique' in Icy Rose from DeLa.  I have long been a DeLa fan girl and Kuranosuko Kamachi's footwear is just getting better and better if that's possible. 

Other credits:
Skin: Glam Affair - Monica light - Modavia gift.
Eyes: WAP - Icey Blue.
Nails: Pixel Mode.

Well Miss Virtual World is nearly upon us.  In around 4 hours the candidates will take the stage for the marathon event.  Having been in the competition myself a few years ago representing my country as Miss Australia, I remember the stress I felt that lasted for around 6 hours if memory serves me correctly.  Constantly on edge trying to ensure I was rezzed, had the right clothes on, hit my marks all while trying not to crash gave me a mega headache.  For me this all began at around 4am so by the time the winner was announced, I was delirious and said a prayer of thanks for not being chosen as I'd never have been able to produce a coherent sentence.  Good luck to all the girls.  Have fun but remember, winning can be a huge burden so be careful what you wish for.  Don't forget your dignity particularly in defeat because your behavior will be remembered long after the fan fare has died down while what you wore will not.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Don't Mesh With The Dress Baby.

So EnCore got me over to the right side...the mesh side...with the allure of her new release skirt and now I'm entirely won over.  As luck would have it, I decided to check out a store that I have a real crush on, Couverture.  Designer, Chocolate Arashi, has pulled together a wonderful collection of clothing and produced one of my favorite dresses in SL (see here).  To my delight one of her new releases is a darling knitted maxi dress in a muted shade of purple for only $280L.  Available with or without the delicate spaghetti straps, my 'mesh-affair' only deepened when I put it on. 

There are three sizes, small, medium and large to fit most shapes and for me, the large fitted like a glove.  How wonderful to have a hem that maintains its folds and drape without the body poking through with every movement. 

I went bag hunting too and found this little treasure called 'Miranda' made by Tattoodiva Jules from BagLady Design.  These are the days when I love fossicking in SL.  The times where you unearth a treasure from a place you didn't know existed and at only $10L, I literally bagged a bargain.

The earring (yes I'm only wearing one), necklace and bracelets were recent bargains from the Tropicalia Bazaar 2 at Purple Moon.  Designed by Amorous, the set is called 'Antiquarian Chianti' and sells for a steal at $75L. 

I have a real thing for Similar Footwear and popped on the Barletta shoes that compliment this dress perfectly in my opinion.  I think they're around $795L but they're quality all the way and I simply can't get enough of them.

And while you're checking out Couverture at the sim Slow, go take a peek at [kik] hair.  I love this wind-swept, messy do called 'Fine' in platinum for only $200L.

Only 10 days to go and nary a Christmas post from me.  I'm resisting as long as I can because quite frankly, I'm quite over candy cane's, red, green and white lingerie and Christmas fare protruding from every orifice.  I think I've become a bit Scrooge like this year :-(  If anyone finds my Christmas spirit, by all means have a swig, then send it back home to me.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Meena - NEW STORE Making Afghanistan Bohemian Inspired Clothing..

This amazing shawl and waist sash are just two items of many available at a new store called 'Meena'.  An off-shoot of BoHo HoBo, designer Trill Zapatero, describes her clothing designs for Meena as 'Afghanistan Bohemian', a hybrid of tradition Afghan and western clothing.  The richness of the textures and the vivid patterns and colors make these clothing items pop.  Check out the Meena vendor poster.

Meena Vendor Poster.

As I have said before and totally stand by, Trill makes AMAZING clothing that always work on my avatar.  In my opinion you won't get better quality for the absolutely reasonable prices she charges.

As you can see, the mix 'n' match versatility of these pieces provides a stunning fusion of east meets west.  Using the waist sash and shawl as my inspiration, I chose to wear only a sleek hair base from Cashmere to elongate the neck to take the shawl. 

I found this cable knit body suit in 'ember glow' from The Secret Store and then came upon the pencil skirt in 'quarry' that I thought would bring out the blue hues.  I opted for a strong makeup from my Claudia 2 fat pack from LAQ and wore an earthy earring and bracelet set called Adele from Indyra Originals.

You simply must check out the bags at Bare Rose.  I'm so impressed with them and they are better in the flesh than the pictures. This bag is called 'Bellissima' in wine but there's so many fab styles to choose from.  The quality totally surprised me. On my right hand (camera) is a great bracelet from Miel called Chum.  Maitreya Gold Allure shoes n socks finish me off and I'm ready to spread some color wherever I go.

Do drop by Meena and pick up something to make you happy while at the same time, all proceeds from this store go RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan.

These shots were taken at The Nest - Home & Garden Shopping Town.  Great sim for photo's guys not to mention shopping for your home and garden needs.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Adorable Mesh Skirt From Behold Designs.

Drum roll please...this is the first piece of mesh clothing I've ever worn.  Talk about late on the uptake but better late than never I suppose.  What prompted me to finally go to the mesh side and download V3 was reading EnCore Mayne's blog (here) sharing her new creation, the polka dot mesh skirt.  I just loved the pattern and shape of it and immediately TP'd to her store, Behold Designs, to get me one. 

Never underestimate the power of a little skirt on those around you.  This is ever so sexy and I love the asymmetrical aspect of it that cleverly uses the polka dots to create added dimension.  This skirt is not rigged so can be modified as opposed to modifying your shape for the rigged mesh clothing pieces.  This gives you carte blanche to tint your skirt.  EnCore indicates she will be selling this for $300L but when I purchased it, it was a mere $150L. 

I set about building up a look from the skirt and visited Le Poppycock where I purchased a top called  Le Tanque.  I then had a bit of fun at Tee*fy shopping for accessories and found Anya's Pico Mofumofu scarf with dangling embellishments at either end and My Lunch Bag shown here in blue and brown hues. 

I opted for my favorite Arch Boots in 2 tone nude kindly sent to me by Fashionboi Lander from the House of Fox..  Also shown: Hair - Starlight in Essence from Vanity Hair; Skin - Claudia 2 Milky Glow from LAQ; Eyes - Pale Steel Blue from Fashism; Watch - Cashmere; Earrings - Antonia from DeLa; Nails - Pixel Mode

Thank you for throwing me from the comfort of my V2 nest and into the V3 unknown EnCore. I so wanted that skirt and I'm so glad I took the plunge.  I love this viewer and it actually works better for me.  Great job darling.

Friday, December 2, 2011

There's Power In The Flower.

You know you're wardrobe is in a bad way when you can't find the new coat you recently purchased.  I've been searching high and low for my new acquisition from Peqe, a stunning floral coat called 'Pacific'  I just assumed it hadn't arrived when there it was...voila. 

Styling this look was lots of fun if not a bit of a challenge.  I wanted to create a romantic and feminine look with an old world feel.  Coats/jacket's can be tricky little things but Peqe has nailed it with a great drape to the coat that gives the impression of flowing material and the puffy prim sleeves match really well with the pattern of the jacket layer. 

I racked my brain thinking about what I would wear under the coat and recalled this outfit I purchased so long ago from Redgrave called Nude Body Suit.  God knows if it's still available but I loved it for the delicate diamante detail at the hem of the shorts, shirt bottom and neckline.

I've been holding onto this Christiana headpiece from Donna Flora for a while now eager to wear it with something that would do it justice.  I love this hat to smithereens.  I raided the jewel box big time for this look and draped myself in the Chicago Diamante selection (earrings, necklace and bracelet) from Eclectica.Jewelery.  If you want quality, go Eclectica shopping.  I also brought out my big gun Trinity Ring from Modern Gypsy that is akin to a bling-ified knuckle duster.  Yay for you Micah.

To finish off my floral Lolita look, I snapped up this hat box called 'Faded Fragrance' from Le Poppycock.  Loving that shine and luster on the bag...Amazing work Julliette Bade.  Your shop is fabulous.

Other credits:

Hair and skin: Laq.
Shoes: Maitreya Gold.
Nails: Pixel Mode.
Eyes: Pale Steel Blue from Fashism.
Location: Spring Isles.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Swim With Kim.

A recent visit to Kim had me day dreaming about the Maldives, cocktails, massages at the spa and snorkeling through crystal waters.  The designer/owner of Kim, Kimberley Flagon,  makes the most amazing swimwear and as you can see, with just a little accessorizing, you can cut a swathe of fabulousness throughout the resort.

[swimwear: brown days by kim] [hair: starlight by tabata jewell] [skin: jadis v2 by glam affair] [earrings/bangles/ring: by osakki] [nails: by pixel mode] [lashes: double wing ultimate lashes by apple may designs] [shoes: grosetto by similar footwear] [surf boards: by lisp bazaar] [eyes: fashism]

[swimwear: sunny by kim] [hair: isla by truth] [skin: jadis v2 by glam affair] [earrings and bracelet: adele by indyra originals] [nails: by pixel mode] [lashes: double wing ultimate lashes by apple may designs] [bag: soho by your skin your shape] [necklace: coco by bliensen and mai tai jewellery and accessories] [shoes: pietrasanta by similar footwear] [eyes: fashism] [chair: by lisp bazaar]

[swimwear: dubi bikini by kim] [hair: mourray by lelutka] [skin: jadis v2 by glam affair] [bracelet: adele by indyra originals] [hair flower: sekai by indyra originals]  [nails: by pixel mode] [lashes: double wing ultimate lashes by apple may designs] [shoes: shanti by maitreya gold] [eyes: fashism] [chair: by lisp bazaar]

[swimwear: jame by kim] [hair: marielle 2 by truth] [skin: jadis v2 by glam affair] [eyeliner: liquid glaze by boom] [bracelet: pearl rain by mandala] [watch: vivoldi watch by cashmere] [ringss: broadway star cocktail rings by magpie] [nails: by pixel mode] [lashes: double wing ultimate lashes by apple may designs] [bag:: black croco shoulder bag by plus] [arm ribbons: keira with studs by dela] [hat: lady lord by les petits details]  [shoes: kutesie heels by glad rags] [eyes: fashism] [chairs: by 2xtreme]

Kim has so much more than swimwear and has been operating since May 2009.  God knows how I missed this gem of a store but hey, it's a big world. 

People do really need to lighten up in SL.  The other day I was tp'ing to a well known shopping sim that I wasn't aware had closed.  I unfortunately tp'd on the verandah of somebody's home and got hit by lag.  I keep receiving messages from the home owner saying 'why are you in my house?', 'don't you know this is my land?', 'go away' and was finally ejected.  I was completely frozen so couldn't respond to explain that she just happened to now be living in the same spot as a very popular shopping center. I did look at her profile afterwards however and saw that she was 2 weeks old.  She'll learn :-))

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Her Name Was Lola.

I love a bit of vintage and a trip to Vita Bella fits the bill when I want some screen goddess glamor.  I found this gorgeous Lola dress in red and black that just oozes old world style.  The luster of the skirt and shirt is lovely and a dream to photograph.  At just $250 L for the outfit, it's great value.  If you want to get in touch with your inner Veronica Lake or Marilyn Monroe, among many other glamor's of yesteryear, go check out Vita Bella.

The amazing Spanish Hat is a freebie from BaObA and I totally encourage those of you who haven't had the pleasure of seeing a BaObA creation to run along for some millinery magic.

The shoes are fab-tastic creations from Similar Footwear called Genova.  Seriously inspired styling and when considering the difference in price from some other shoe designers, are a great price for such quality at $900L a pair.  Hey and look at that sexy rear and lovely zipper work.

I threw on my CheerNo Diamond Gloves (short version) and wore Pearl Earrings in gold from Beauty Code to carry on the circle theme.  Here is the new release called Starlight from Vanity Hair for $300L.

Skin:  Jadis V2 from Glam Affair.
Eyes: Pale Blue from Fashism.
Lashes: From Apple May Designs.

Run your cursor over the shop names for a limo :-)

Friday, November 11, 2011

My Big Black Dress from Sascha's Designs.

Sasha Frangilli, designer and owner of Sascha's Designs sent me this formal gown she named Pencarrow early in the month and I'm afraid I have been MIA since I received it.  As I've stated in my blog blurb, in the main I blog what I like rather than 'road test' items.  This may change if I want to take the blog in another direction, but for the moment I continue to enjoy putting together looks I like.  Whilst I'm not a big gown wearer, I did have fun styling this classic black formal that I consider another quality item from Sascha's.

And she wore:
Skin: Lola from LeLutka.
Hair base and attachment: From Paper Couture.
Lashes: Ultimate Lashes from Apple May Designs.
Dress: Pencarrow in Black from Sascha's Designs.
Hat: Miss Galaxy Red Hat by BaoBa.
Earrings: Manhattan by Eclectica.
Bangles: Pearl Rain in Onyx by Mandala.
Ring: Moria Ring from Morantique Lush
Clutch: Chanel in Red by DeLa.
Nails: Pixel Mode.
Eyes: Sunrise Eyes in Pale Mint from Fashiasm.

Monday, October 31, 2011

I Got Horsey Shorts For The Melbourne Cup.

It's Melbourne Cup today in Melbourne and that means a public holiday.  I love the fact that I live in a country that stops for a horse race and looks good doing it.

I got me some silky shorts with horses running across them from Emery.  They're very cute and I love the color combo of grey and peach.  Emery has a fantastic array of outfits and caters to a variety of styles and tastes.  Likewise,  Boom is a one stop shop of fabulous styles and the My Milkshake Tied Tank in grey is a versatile piece that should get lots of wear. 

I kept the grey theme going with the Lellani corsage from LaGyo (color change), clutch bag from Cashmere and Astra Wedges from Tee*fy

Stylish watches are something I'm always on the look out for in SL and I found the Vivoldi watch in black at Cashmere.  Really lovely fit.  I sifted through my jewelery box and found the Love Dog Tag from Lucifer's Heart and my Moria ring from Morantique Lush.

 The blond locks are from LeLutka (Jolie), skin from Glam Affair (Jadis 2), eyes from Fashism, and nails are from Pixel Mode.

Chalice opted to stay out of the Birdcage this year and instead will enjoy all the fun in the car park with her horsey shorts, Dr Dree and glass(es) of Krug champagne.

Run your mouse over the store names for a link.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Casually Cute.

As I put this post together, I'm enjoying a glass (or two) of 2007 Shiraz from Wyndham Estate in New South Wales.  Gorgeous drop and those first waves of chillaxation are enveloping me like a mohair rug on a cold night.  Please excuse any typo's but blame the wine makers at Wyndham for it.

 I've put together a cute casual today built around the terrific little jeweled cashmere jumper from Fishy Strawberry in the most delightful shade of blue. 

I hit the grid running in my quest to accessorize.  Well as fast as my new Barletta heels from Similar Footwear would allow because these are seriously high  Totally gorgeous shoes and I'm falling more in love with this label with every pair I buy.

I found these denim shorts at Gizza Creations and paired them with the Fishy Strawberry lace cycling pants that I purchased recently.  I stopped by Modern Gypsy for a look at their bag collection and snaffled this Pop Culture bag with the sparkling image of Annie Lennox. There's a great selection of bags so if you're want something different, Modern Gypsy is a must see.

I'm also loving the recent Truth hair releases and Marielle is no exception.  I revisited my LeLutka stock of skins and opted for the Lola range in pale worn with the metallic blue lip tattoo and the huge Lola lashes that accompany the skin.  To top off I'm wearing my Pixel Mode prim nails and Steel Envelope necklace from Piddle.  Click the shop names for links.

While in Oz we don't celebrate Halloween in a big way, I did remember to buy some chocolates for any ghosts, ghouls or goblin's that may grace my door step on Monday evening. Only thing is, can I keep my husband away from the lolly jar until then?  Gotta go...I hear rattling in the kitchen.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Little Girl Blue.

While my fashion tastes are expansive and I love raw and edgy, sometimes a little winsome femininity soothes my senses.  I built this look from the Monica skin from Glam Affair that was a giftie at Modavia Fashion Week.  The pearly blue eye shadow and soft, luscious lips are quite exquisite and gave me the excuse I needed to bring out the Blue Roses Headpiece from LaGyo that I've been itching to wear.

It was at this point I went scouting for clothing pieces to create my Little Girl Blue look.  I hit the jackpot at Gizza Creations with this most feminine top called Bon Bon Blouse featuring girly bows and lace.  Given the ornateness of the blouse, I opted for simple shiny white leggings from Emery with spiked cuff that complimented the Otranto heels in white from Similar Footwear.

I'm loving 'My Beauty Case' from Les Petits Details (LpD) and just had to have it.  These pics are taken at LpD's mainstore at GoldenSand Island and encourage you all to go there for a look.  You absolutely won't be disappointed. 

Hair is a new release from Vanity Hair called 'Mimmi' and its a very chic razor cut bob with hair base that is a particularly great option to wear with clothing where you want to elongate the neckline.  The delicate powder blue earrings are called India Dangle from Junk Jewelery and my favorite prim nails from Pixel Mode.

Click over the store names for a link.