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.

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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.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

It's Show Time With LionSkins And Friends.

A  wizard, Fro, who loved to create beautiful woman had gone insane from all the beauty he had created. As a result, his models began to deteriorate.  In horror the wizard ran to the strongest witch he knew, her name was Lio.

Because of the wizards selfish needs, the great witch Lio cursed the wizard by making his beautiful models, not into the ethereal beauties he had created, but into decayed beings.  The witch called them the BLOODY'S LINE and the models began  a new fashion era in Boulevard City, strutting their zombified skins with intense ferocity.

With the help of other witches from the land, the BLOODY'S LINE created clothing, poses and shoes that matched their transformation in a beautifully horrific way.
Run for your lives!! Eight top designers have been turned loose on  Second Life  and bloodshed is expected!

Come join us for a bloodbath of a fashion show. 

Friday 21 October at 2pm SLT.

LionSkins presents Azul, Aleida, Sweet Antidote, Deity Jewelry, Nardcotix Shoes, Avante Poses, Vita's Boudoir and of course, LionSkins, with her new line of bloody tattoo's.


All outfits and tattoo's from the show will be available from LionSkins afterwards.  This is one show you DON'T want to miss.  Here's a drop of blood to tantalize your taste buds.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gizza Gave Me A Jolly Good Rogering.

My wardrobe is a mess.  I can't find anything and it's like a lucky dip when I prepare for a blogging.  I found this outfit called 'Jolly' from Gizza in the dark recesses and popped it on.  It reminded me of everything wonderful about this label.  A label that has taken off with a bullet.

I haven't visited Gizza in quite some time and as luck would have it, I dropped in on the new main store and imbibed all that funky fashion until my eyes couldn't take it anymore and they screamed ''s all too beautiful'.

I jumped on my photo studio purchased from Second Snaps Studio and took these pics as a way of saying thank you to Auster Elan and Giz Seom for their incredible contribution to the SL fashion industry.  While I can't remember ever receiving this outfit, it was great that I found it and took the opportunity to see some of the amazing pieces being produced for us all to enjoy..  I was salivating over the coats and jackets in particular. 

Skin: Catalina range - Starburst 3 make up from Apple May Designs.
Eye Shadow Tattoo: Metallic Shadow (#2) by Miamai.
Hair Base: Parted Hair Base in Black from Paper Couture.
Hair Attachment: Selita by MADesigns.
Jacket, Vest, Belt, Pants, Shoes: Jolly Outfit from Gizza Creations.
Earrings: Pearl Studs in Antique Pink by Darlinks.
Poses: Aushka & Co.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Let's Twist Again.

Crack open the Twister, Cha Cha's found the most adorable retro bikini from Kid Asia.  I loved it in the store and it looks even better worn.  I do have a thang for retro swimwear and this little number is right down my bowling alley. 

Aida Oxygen  from Aushka & Co. Poses sent me a lovely note and some wonderful poses from her last release, one of which is shown above.  Thank you ever so much Aida.  I LOVE your poses and will be using them a lot in my posts so please keep your eye out when I credit them in future.  Trying out new poses always makes me happy because when you think of it, they are so integral to our avatar when photographing fashion and good poses bring us all to life.

I picked up this Twister set a while ago from croire knowing it would come in handy for a shoot someday. 

Hair, Hair Base and Skin:  LAQ.
Eyes Shadow: Eye Pops from cheLLe.
Bikini: Kid Asia.
Shoes: Nardcotix.
Earrings: Centro Pallini.
Twister: croire.
Pose: (first shot) from Aushka & Co. Poses.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Chalice Wears Elan.

A long standing model friend of mine, Temperance Moonites, Manager and PR at Elan Fashion kindly sent me a couple of fab outfits to blog.  Alatiel Malies Wylie is the owner/designer of Elan Fashion and I must say I love these two outfits from the label.

The first shown is called Feline comprised of the skirt, jacket and beaded corset top.  Always a nice surprise, it needed no tweaking from me and fit perfectly.

A great match with my new Nardcotix Edna Platform Pumps in brown kindly sent by the amazing Ms Nardya Rousselot...thank you sweet Nardya.  Chal is in love with these.

Truth's new hair release Isla With Roots and hair base is scrum-a-licious and I'm thrilled to see Mr H using hair bases of such fine quality.  Yay for us.

I also found this gorgeous snakeskin clutch at Indyra Originals after scouring the grid for the right bag.  The earrings and necklace called Perola I found at Kunglers and just had to have them.  They are the most amazing collection of colored beads I've seen in SL.

Now the second outfit from Elan Fashion is the Teal Chic Tank and USA Shorts, a fun, casual ensemble (me fave word) perfect for summer - sorry kids but summer's coming in my neck of the woods.

Look at that glorious teal.  I again wore some Nardcotix magic in the recently released Sharna Pumps with color change options.

Thank you to Tempy for sending these outfits and to Alatiel for making them.  You simply must drop by Elan Fashion and check out both levels where you'll find absolutely great fashion for a great price.

Hair and Base:  Truth.
Skin: Rhea from R.icelli.
Eyes: Pale Steel Blue from Fashism.
Nails: Pixel Mode.
Jacket, Skirt, Top: Elan Fashion.
Shoes: Nardcotix.
Bag: Indyra Originals.
Earrings and Necklace: Kunglers.

Hair: Play by Elikatira.
Skin: Claudia 2 Milky Glow Skin by LAQ.
Eyes: Pale Steel Blue from Fashism.
Nails: Pixel Mode.
Top and Shorts: Elan Fashion.
Shoes: Nardcotix.
Bangles: Summer Blue by Lou Lou & Co.
Necklace: Crazy Coco by Lou Lou & Co.
Bag: Porta Corsico in Blue/Grey by Armidi.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Smarty Pants Times Two.

Hello are my new favorite pants from SoManyStyles. OMG these are so smart and hang like a dream. I love the unusual waist and super gorgeous plaited belt. I'm so in love that I styled two looks using the one pair of pants. Irie did a super brilliant job making these...thank you :-)   Oh and the jacket in the first look is also from SoManyStyles.  Fan-dab-idozie Irie.

I really love this fresh, crisp and casual summer look but these pants glam up too.

Hair and Base: Milky Blond Hair Base worn with #07 style hair attachment by LAQ.
Skin: Claudia2 Milky Glow skin by LAQ.
Eyes: Icy Eyes by WAP Designs.
Tattoo Lashes and Eye Make Up: Liquid Glaze by Boom.
Prim Lashes: Ultimate Wing Lashes by Apple May Designs.
Pants: Linen Pants in Grey by SoManyStyles.
Jacket: Boyfriends Blazar in White by SoManyStyles.
Top: My Milkshake Tied Top in Grey by Boom.
Hat: Ahoy Sailor Cap by Boom.
Shoes: Sharna Pumps by Nardcotix.
Bag:  Kamala Wicker Bag in White by CheerNo.
Earrings: White Dreams by Glow Studio.
Necklace: Black Swirl Sea Shell necklace by Indie Rose.
Bangle: Chunky Three Ring bangle by Indie Rose.
Glasses: Summer Rose Glasses by Indie Rose.

With the slinky top from Boom, some bling on the ears and a sexy hair accessory, Cha's expecting some attention.

Hair and Base: Milky Blond Hair Base worn with #07 style hair attachment by LAQ.
Skin: Claudia2 Milky Glow skin by LAQ.
Eyes: Icy Eyes by WAP Designs.
Tattoo Lashes and Eye Make Up: Liquid Glaze by Boom.
Prim Lashes: Ultimate Wing Lashes by Apple May Designs.
Pants: Linen Pants in Grey by SoManyStyles.
Top: Thrill Halter in Grey from Boom.
Bag: Navy Bag in Black by CheerNo.
Shoes: Sharna Pumps by Nardcotix.
Hat: Blake Hat in White by Bliss Couture.
Earrings: Riviere Diamond earrings from Eden Jewelery.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Nardcotix Sharna Pumps - The Shoe That Keeps On Giving.

Ladies, there'll be no more crying on your couture frocks ever again when you have Nardcotix Sharna Pumps in your wardrobe.  Nardya Rousselot has outdone herself with these fabtastic pumps complete with click of a button color choices.  Below I have shown only 4 options but the opportunities are endless and there's no excuse for failing to achieve top notch styling from head to toe anymore.

These are a MUST for the serious fashion diva who absolutely knows its the small details that sets you apart from the masses.

Now go shop darlings.  Don't say Auntie Chal doesn't share her best finds with you.

What I'm wearing:

Hair and Base:  Paper Couture (no I haven't taken it off yet).
Skin: Jadis V2 from Glam Affair (no I haven't taken it off yet)..
Eyes: WAP Designs.
Dress: Spring Dress from LaViere
Bracelets: Spyralle - Kerryth Tarantal Studio.
Earrings: Ondine Gold Earrings from U and R Dogs.
Shoes: Sharna Pumps from Nardcotix.

Monday, October 3, 2011

BoHo HoBo Show Girl.

I tried so hard to get this post out before the Boho Fusion Fashion Show on Sunday 2nd October at 6.30pm organized by Avante Modeling Agency. My favorite designer Trill Zapatero from BoHo HoBo was a part of the show and despite having completed my BoHo HoBo shots, it was midnight before I finished and I just couldn't bring it home. Sorry Trill but I do have some BoHo HoBo magic to share. I hope it was a huge success and I'm just sorry I wasn't able to attend to cheer you and the other designers on.  Don't forget all proceeds from BoHo HoBo is donated to RAWA - read here.

Click pics for more detail.

The skirt, the red leather jacket and the adorable hat are from BoHo Hobo.  Amazing Trill.

Hair: Paper Couture base; Bra Top: freebie made by Taz McCoy; Earrings: Kunglers; Nails: Pixel Mode; Shoes: Similar Italian Footwear, Skin: Glam Affair; Eyes: Fashism; Ring: Finesmith.

Again, the skirt, turquoise leather jacket and hair piece are from BoHo HoBo.  Me LOVES.

Hair Base: Paper Couture; Hair Attachment: MADesigns; Top: ElyMode; Earrings: Dark Mouse; Ring: EarthStones; Shoes: Courtisane; Skin: Glam Affair; Eyes: Fashism.

Look at the fantastic necktie skirt and black leather jacket.  Too gorgeous for words.

Hair and Base: Vanity Hair; Top: Somnia; Bangle: Paris Metro: Necklace: CheerNo Femme; Earrings: DeLa; Skin: Glam Affair; Eyeshadow Tattoo Layer: Miamai; Shoes: Box Coen.

I need to tell you that these jackets and skirts are AMAZING.  So well made and with a re-size script, so easy to fit. Do your self a fashion favor, go get something wonderful at BoHo HoBo.  I am an unabashed fan if you can't tell.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Nardcotix Takes Over Second Life.

Nardya Rousselot makes stunning shoes., there's absolutely no disputing that.  How lucky are we that she has expanded her Nardcotix label to include the most amazing dresses and hats on the grid.  I spied them at Modavia Fashion Week and was utterly impressed with what I saw but when I received them one morning when I logged on (thanks Nardya x), upon closer inspection on Chal's body, well they are even more beautiful than in the pictures.  Her talents in millinery are unrivaled in my opinion and I take great pleasure in showcasing her work.  


Please click on the pics for a more detailed view.


Look 1.


Look 2.


Look 3.


Look 4.


Look 5.

Look 6.

 I love these dresses and hats so much.  Classic, timeless and oh so stylish, I want to congratulate Nardya on creating some kind of wonderful.  Ok, go forth and be elegant.


Look 1:

Dress, Shoes and Hat: Nardcotix.

Boa:  Liberte Fashion 

Earrings: U&R Dogs 

Stockings: Battered Boudoir 

Hair and Base: Paper Couture.


Look 2:

Dress, Shoes and Hat: Nardcotix .

Clutch: Designed by Monyo Kararan (no landmark available).

Earrings: JeSuis.

Nails and Ring: Mandala

Hair: Elikatira


Look 3:

Dress, Shoes and Hat: Nardcotix.

Necklace and Earrings: Sixty Nine.

Hair and Base: Vanity Hair.


Look 4:

Dress and Shoes: Nardcotix.

Necklace and Ring: Fairy Tale.

Earrings: Eden Jewelery.

Hair and Base: Vanity Hair.


Look 5:

Dress, Shoes and Hat: Nardcotix.

Earrings: EarthStones.

Neck Adornment: Created by Wo7 Zarf (sadly passed away).

Glasses: primOptic.

Hair Base: Paper Couture


Look 6.

Dress, Shoes and Hat: Nardcotix.

Hair: elikatira