Sunday, October 7, 2012

Wanna Be In My Harum?

Take a look at these gorgeous pants from Celoe called 'Yasmine' in the Regal tone.  Harum cut to the ankles, I love the drape that Celoe is renowned for.  I paired them with Azoury Les Boots Miliana which Lady GaGa would heartily approve of.

I also adore this Celoe Clara Corset top in Gloom.   Fits like a doctor's glove and shows the girls off for all they're worth.  I particularly love the fact that it is pinched at the waist and slightly flares are the hips.  STUNNING.

I also adore this simple do from Bliss Couture called 'Sinning' in Champagne tone.  Simple but very effective and perfectly flatters the face.

I donned the Straw Tote bag in Black from mon tissu.  A great GREAT bag let me tell you.

The jewellery is from Eclectica called 'Nouveau Leaves' with a color/size change hud providing a plethora of combinations.  Gorgeous pieces from the incomparable Tiffy Vella, who's imagination knows no bounds.

Pics were taken at Water Reserve where you will find emm shop and scribbled hearts.

Here 'tis:
Skin: Linn in Light from Glam Affair
Eyes: Mint from Ikon
Tattoo Eyeshadow: Green Strong Kajal by LPD
Hair: Sinning in Champagne by Bliss Couture
Shoes: Les Boots Miliana by Azoury
Pants: Yasmine in Regal by Celoe
Corset Top: Clara Corset in Gloom by Celoe
Bag: Straw Tote Bag in Black from mon tissu
Jewelery: Nouveau Leaves by Eclectica

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Power Is In The Flowers.

My blogging has been very infrequent of late because in RL, my mum has terminal cancer and in a phase the palliative care workers call 'end of life'.  We have made a decision her and I, that she will stay at home with me and I will be her carer until she passes.  It is totally my privilege and honor to do this but it's soooooooooooo tough.  SL hasn't offered me any enjoyment or escapism at the moment so I will blog when the mood takes me.  Tonight it did.

I put together a casual little number full of color with varying textures and patterns.  Worn with a simple pair of thongs (ok you people up above...flip flops), it's a comfy, casual look you can wear if you don't mind being noticed.

I chose this bag because at the moment our house is full of beautiful flowers that have been sent to mum and are in nearly every room.  It called the 'Summer Bag' by Boudoir.  Very apt given we are heading into spring/summer down here.

The jeans are also from Boudoir called 'Printed Denim Jeans' and as I've always been partial to a bit of shabby chic, sit well with me.

I've had this Katy Perry inspired top in my inventory for a while and unfortunately cannot find the shop where I purchased it.  I can tell you however, it was designed by Vylorna Demar.  This is a fairly new do from Truth called 'Soleil' in Swedish...very voluminous and sexy.

The pics were taken at Dreams - Space Illusion 11.

Where did Chalice get it..........
Hair - Soliel in Swedish from Truth
Skin - Linn in Light by Glam Affair
Eye Tattoo -  Liquid Glaze in Black by Boom
Eyes -  Utopia in Pale Grey Blue by IKON
Shoes - J's Flip Flops by J's MainShop
Jeans - Printed Denim Jeans (Sculpted) by Boudoir
Top - I Kissed A Girl And I Liked It designed by Vylorna Demar (sorry no LM)
Bag - Summer Bag by Boudoir
Earrings - Monica Earrings in Purple and Silver by Mandala
Rings - Paua Raga Oyster Rings in Gold and Silver by Zaara


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Apple May Designs Night Night Sweetheart Sleepwear

Don't  do it girls.  Don't go to bed without removing ALL of you makeup.  Not like Chalice here who is lazy and flops into bed with her teddy after a hard night of partying.

This blogger sample back was in my inventory when I logged and when I saw them I thought of my beautiful bed.  The nightie and slippers also come in a soft blue color.  Great for the slumber party when only the girls, champagne and a good movie will do.  Teddy was also in the parcel cause every girls needs one.

These are from Apple May Designs Night Nigh Sweetheart range.  So hop in now for the most gorgeous mesh jim jams on the grid.

Hair by elikatira.
Skin by Nuuna's.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Sasha's So Teazy.

Could I be more behind in my blogging?  NO.  Goodness knows when Sasha Frangelli popped this is my post box but better late than never I say.

She has created the most daring big number called TEAZY.  Maybe you might wonder why the name until one turns around to show the back of the dress.  Only those with ripe, firm derrieres need apply when it comes to this dress.  Hey sweeties, we can all have one.

Shown in Baby Pink, remember that Sascha's Designs always offer's options, but I have shown one type of skirt in this set.

Hair: Baroque Hair in Baby Violet from Boudoir.
Skin: Linn in Light Tone from Glam Affair.
Lip Tattoo: Eccentric Lipstick in Rave from the skinnery
Eye Tattoo:  Gift Shop Pink by White Widow.
Shoes: Edgy Pumps in Lilac from House of Fox.
Necklace/Rings/Bracelets/Nails: Kabuki in Shangri-La Pink by Mandala.
Earrings: Monica earrings in Purple/silver by Mandala.
Dress: Teazy in Baby Pink by Sascha's Designs.

In Baby Blue:

Hair: Flower Hair by Boudoir.
Skin: Linn in Light Tone by Glam Affair.
Lashes: Elf Lashes by Boudoir.
Nails: By Mandala.
Bracelet: Heavy Metal by Paris Metro.
Rings: Rome by Finesmith.
Shoes: Wonder by Kalnins (me thinks the wonderful Maris Kanto left - boo hoo).
Dress: Teazy in Baby Blue from Sascha's Designs.

If anyone dropped my blog from syndication, can you please (PRETTY PLEASE), include me again.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Fifty Shades Of Grey...Shut That Book And Listen.

Am I the only one in the universe who hasn't read these yet?  When I was in hospital not so long back, all the patients were swapping around the book parts it resembled a library.  Regardless, I've stolen the name for my post title thanks to Ms. E. L. James. I love this little number I pulled together predominately from one of my favorite stores, mon tissu.

When I purchased the pleated skirt, gathered frill blouse and superb wool blend jacket, I wasn't sure how they would look together but  need not have worried because mon tissu just gets it RIGHT.  I mean look at the assembly of the woolen jacket with the pinched waist, over sized belt and perfect folds resting on the hips.  The cute shoes are also from mon tissu called Cottage Flats.

Look at that lovely shirt frill and flower decoration on the lapel called French Pouf.  What I loved most however, was the Traveler Bag also from mon tissu that has the most amazing detail  on it.   It's just so RIGHT.  Designer Elle Spot has certainly mastered quality fashion and perfectly engineered clothing pieces and I swear you have to go if you haven't already, although I can't imagine anyone who hasn't had the pleasure..

And I'd like to introduce my parrot called "Youidiot".  He does have a bit of trouble locating his stand and here he's contemplating a dip in the pool.  This is my new home called Modern One from Pre-Fabulous.  Just another in my massive home collection.  I love it guys and can't wait to see more in the future.

Hair:  Inverted in Marilyn tone by LeLutka
Skin:  Linn in Light tone by Glam Affair
Nails: Prim nails from Pixel Mode
Jacket: Wool Blend Jacket in Grey from mon tissu
Skirt: Highland skirt in Grey from mon tissu
Shirt: Gathered Frills Blouse in Grey from mon tissu
Shoes: Cottage Flats in Grey from mon tissu
Bag: Traveler Bag in Grey from mon tissu

Yes I'm wearing the same designer but I still combined separates to form a great, classic outfit but with a modern touch.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Remember Me? No! Don't Answer That.

Oh my wordy yes it's been like forever since my last post.  Life has spun 180 and everything is different.  I upgraded computer's and haven't yet been able to workout how to download Photoshop CS5 to my Windows 7.  I'm doing something wrong and I just can't work it out...YET.

Anyway I do have Paint Shop Pro x2 and while I love my Photoshop, it will have to do until I work this thing out.

Here I am in simply my favorite hat in SL, the Cristianna from Donna Flora sitting atop my new 148 hair from W&Y.

I adore this "Sweet Celeste" dress from Boudoir.  The flower filled skit of soft pinks and beige tones just ripples with every move and the beige corset has lots of lovely detail making it so realistic.  The "Pony Girl" boots are also a from Boudoir.  I find Nemisis tights just the best as they are so well textured and you don't have unsightly seams and mismatching.  I also vote the 'mery'' gloves from celoe the best on the grid.

Yes it's that time of year again when all the kitty cat claws come out to play on "Agency Report" commenting on Miss Virtual World.  One has to ask is it really all worth it to chase a dream that isn't even real.  Oh well, each to their own.

"Well, you know what they say: if you don't have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me! ".

Character Claree Belcher - Steel Magnolias.

My threads:
Hair: 148 hair from W&Y.
Skin: Linn in Light from Glam Affair.
Freckle layer: Full body x Gen make up by Miamai.
Lashes: Serious Vamp Lashes from Boudoir.
Dress: Sweet Celeste from Boudoir. 
Shoes: Pony Girl from Boudoir. 
Tights: Criminal Tights by Nemasis.
Gloves: Mery gloves from celoe
Hat: Cristianna from Donna Flora.
Earrings: Dimensions Color Change Earrings in Onyx by Chloe.
Necklace: Antique Rose Necklace created by Pecorine Vita (no LM - sorry).

Friday, May 25, 2012

Praying The Seams Hold.

I once wore a dress so tight and short a few years ago that I literally couldn't sit down, which was a terrible shame because my shoes were killing me. I knew before I walked out the door, I'd regret it no matter how fantastic I thought I looked. I spent most of the night worrying about whether I was flashing my crotch to the crowd and praying the seams didn't explode in the middle of the club.  It was at that point in my life that I promised myself if ya can't sit in it, ya don't wear it.

That aside, Chalice never has to worry about such things and this slip of a dress from Alaskametro called 'Milla' in Pebble Beige was something I put away in the closet to blog some day.  Its simply cut but the lace and color sets it apart from other little dresses and great for clubbing the night away.  It has a traditional elegance but with oodles of sex appeal.

Styling this look was also an opportunity to show you the new 'Daisy' hair from LeLutka with roots in the 'Marilyn' tone.  Loose, casual and perfect for unabashed freedom on the dance floor, I really love this style.

Worn with Kalnin's amazing 'Scarlett' footwear and a little clutch from Baiastice, this simple yet eye-catching look is something you can easily throw on after work when you and your buddies are up for some drinks and dancing.  I was told this evening that Kalnins Footwear no longer exist in SL or may have been sold to an outlet.  If anyone finds a LM for Kalnin's shoes, please share with me.

This dress does need to come with a warning though, 'Please don't pick a loose thread' or you could be in BIG trouble.

Here I'm using a new photo studio that I purchased from pose store PNP Megastore.  I came across this when PNP sent out some free background texture packs and I was intrigued to know exactly what they were for.  I strolled through the huge store and found the PNP Photo Studio V3 that comes with pose stand and texture hud whereby you can add more textures and poses to both via edit.  What I like about this studio is the size of it.  Very wide and high so you can pull back without loosing the picture.  It also comes with a control module to remove/show the pose stand and move your avatar by using the arrows to place yourself in different positions.  Easy as pie.  I think this is great for people who like to shoot backgrounds in world using a variety of wind-light settings.  You can then add them to the background hud and have the control to concentrate on lighting your avatar on your own land without interruption from visitors etc.  Also PNP have a huge variety of backgrounds for sale to add to the hud if that's what you'd prefer.  I do love shooting at different locations but when using some of the wind-light settings, while making magic with the landscape, can turn my avatar into the ugliest thing imaginable.  Drop in the store and have a play with it.  You'll find a mass of poses and other photographic items.

Hair:  Daisy from LeLutka
Skin: Daphne from Glance Skins incl. freckles
Nails: Pixel Mode
Dress: 'Milla' from Alaskametro
Shoes: 'Scarlett' from Kalnins (should get shoes of the year in my opinion) Waaaaa I wanna an LM.
Ring: Claddagh from Eclectica
Clutch: 'Precious Fur' by Baiastice
Earring and necklace: Son!as (not sure if it is still for sale - can ask her though)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Remember The Old Days.....

Do you ever wish you could go back to your early days in SL when discovery was the name of the game?  When every time you logged on, your learning curve was steep and it was exciting, fresh and new.  I often think of my first year and how I seemed to be continually in awe of something and thrilled when I learned a new trick.  I still love SL (obviously because I'm still part of the family) but just like life, I've fallen into familiar patterns and routines and have stopped seeking out new adventures, other than styling for my blog.  Unfortunately those hilarious, confusing and innocent days have gone forever.  I'm an old hand now and will never see SL again in all its wonder as I did in that first year.  But I will say, the fashion has never been better.

So on with my look...

I'm sorry but I had to bring out my Celoe 'Lo Long Trousers' in Cement out for a second airing as I love them so much.  I undertook a massive inventory clean out...and I mean MASSIVE.  I found this lovely soft, floral shirt from Label Mode called 'Blair' in the color Sandy.  I wondered how they would look together and I'm happy with the result.

Some elements of vintage really worn with my new elikatira hair called 'Locked' in Blond. I remembered my pashmina belt in beige by Veschi and added this for some extra flair.  Unfortunately I looked and looked and couldn't find the LM to Alla Ruff's store.

I am in serious love with Cheer No's Kamala wicker bag range and this one in FAKE 'snake' makes me very happy.

And speaking of cheers, I give three of them to Label Mode's lovely Blair shirt.  Its impeccably constructed..


Hair:  Locked hair in blond from elikatira.
Skin: Daphne By Glance Skins.
Freckle Body Tattoo: X-Gen Make Up Freckles by Miamai.
Lashes: Double Wing Lashes by Apple May Designs.
Nails:  By Mandala.
Eyes: Utopia In Pale Grey/Blue from Ikon Eyes.
Shirt: Blair by Label Mode 
Pants: Lo Long Trousers in Cement by Celoe..
Pashmina:  Veschi (make by Alla Ruff) - cant find LM.
Bag: Kamala wicker bag in snake by Cheer No 
Bracelet: Mysterious by Je Suis..
Ring: Minerva Bronze by Label Mode:
Earrings: Simple Round Gold from Ear Candy.
Shoes: Aequus by Maitraya Gold

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bliss A-ddress.

Not all LBD's have to be clingy, flesh-baring little number's.  I found this edgy version with sculpted shoulders at Bliss Couture one day and loved the lines.  Called 'Zerbino', the material appears to be a heavy self-patterned, shuttle woven brocade.

Next thing I receive another of  MyStiCa Matova's new releases from Bizzare Hair and that was enough reason to style me up a storm using various hues of yellow and jet black as my theme..  The hair called 'QT' is a quirky little up do with wisp attachments that is essentially lots of little knots tied with ribbon...soooo cute.

I think one of the thrills of styling for my blog is starting off with one or two pieces and then off I go shopping, putting it together in my mind as I go.  The pants are Dade Slacks in Gold (mesh) from Celoe.  Loving those folds on the lower legs.

Another trip to LaGyo introduced me to the fabulous wicker bag, 'Lameus Pom' headdress, gold 'Fizz' earrings and the 'Be Careful' ring.  I do tend to go off in LaGyo.  The lovely necklace is called 'Respect' from Nemesis and my shoes are called 'Pietrasanta' from Similar Footwear. 

My Links:
Hair: QT in Platinum from Bizzare Hair.
Skin: Daphne from Glance Skins.
Freckle Tattoo: Daphne from Glance Skins
Eyeshadow Tattoo: X-Gen Lash/Liner in Yellow from Miamai. 
Eyes: Sunrise Eyes in Pale Gray by Ikon. 
Lashes: Double Wing Ultimate Lashes by Apple May Designs
Shoes: Pietrasanta in Yellow from Similar Footwear
Bag: Wicker Bag in Yellow from LaGyo.
Earrings: Fizz in Gold from LaGyo.
Ring: Be Careful ring from LaGyo.
Head piece: Lameus Pom by LaGyo
 Necklace: Respect by Nemesis
Bracelet: Pearl Rain by Mandala
Dress: Zerbino from Bliss Couture 
Pants: Dade Slacks in Gold by Celoe.
Nails: Pixel Mode..

To all those who have had lovers, partners, wives or husbands walk out on them without glancing back, lets YELL a collective  


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Chantkari's In The Dressing Room

Took a flying visit to The Dressing Room Blue yesterday and looked no further than this vibrant dress from Chantkari for a steal at $70L. 

Having just purchased the 'Night Coffee' hair on sale from Vanity Hair, I couldn't go past crazy locks with colorful boho style.

Take a look a these fabulous suede gloves from Celoe in 'Rust'.  The earrings, array of bangles and necklace are amazing jewelery pieces from Maylo Designs.  One of the favorite bags I own is the 'Old Batik Indi'  from Baiastice that I bring out at every opportunity.

Overall, I love my zany take on the Chantkare 'Maje' dress finishing off with my blue leggings from Tee*fy and my Pascal Sock shoes from Leverocci.   I'm wearing Linn Skin from Glam Affair with a freckle tattoo from the Daphne Skin range at Glance (designer Ava Grau - no LM available for some reason)..

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Suddenly Single With Red Lips.

There's something quite powerful about a strong color accent placed strategically about the body.  I love the vivid red that lifts the grey to dramatic effect.  I scoured the grid for the right tights and finally settled on 'A3' Grey from 'Sheer' Stockings.  A great shop find that was.

I had a fun shopping trip to Mon Tissu at the Mayfair Sim and couldn't resist the 'Softest Cinch Cardigan' in grey and the 'Westbury Mini' in light grey.  Great combo together and I wasn't at all disappointed in the fit of both pieces. What you don't quite see (stupid me) is the clipped in waist at the back of the back tied with a fabulous knitted blow. Take a look at the amazing pockets and sleeve edging...magnifique.

How beautiful are these 'MANA Era Gator Peep Toe' shoes in fiery red from Nardcotix?  Are these not class personified?  The delicate gold super fine spiked heel could do serious damage in the wrong hands - think 'Single White Female' and like all things Nardcotix, have a fool proof menu to make your tootsies look their best.

As far as accessorizing goes, my favorite part of creating a look, I couldn't wait to bring out my recently purchased Tres Blah 'Haute' bag that has the most amazing woven material resembling jute.  The 'Lellani' corsage is from LaGyo, the necklace is 'Prayer Pearl' from Beatnick and earrings from Je Suis. 

The Look:

Hair: 'Soft' Blonde 4 by elikitira 
Skin: 'Linn' Light by Glam Affair 
Freckles: Full Body Freckle Tattoo from Miamai X- Gen Makeup 
Eyes: 'Sunrise' eyes in pale grey by IKON
Tights: Grey from 'Sheer' Stockings
Bag: 'Haute' bag by Tres Blah
Necklace: 'Prayer Pearl by Beatnick 
Earrings: 'Asymetrique' in red from Je Juis
Jacket: 'Softest Cinch Cardigan' in grey by Mon Tissu
Skirt: 'Westbury' Mini in light grey from Mon Tissu
Flower: 'Lellaini' Corsage (color change) by LaGyo
Location: Little Britain  (great for a monochrome background)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

She's Got The Celoe Factor!

Hi's been a while. They say what doesn't kill us makes us stronger and this has been sorely tested in my own life during the last month. Within one day I found myself suddenly single, never saw it coming whatsoever and had a husband who has gone to hide two states away and as he ran out the door, claimed 'he couldn't handle anything anymore' leaving me to deal with all our financial matters. Today, only one month after he bolted, I can finally say 'what a bloody idiot to leave the best thing that has and will ever happen to you...ME'. They'll be many more tears, self blame and doubt but I am my parents daughter and I will never define myself by the whims and expectations of another. I don't wish ill of you but at the same time you have earned yourself a huge spiritual debt for your actions and weak mindedness which only you can repay.. I was the best wife I knew how to be and if that wasn't good enough for you, then best of British luck finding another who loved you warts and all as I did.

If you haven't had the pleasure of a trip to Celoe at Mayfair, take a look at what you're missing.  Some classy mesh tailoring complete with layers and folds in all the right places.  As with any fine boutique, custom fitting is available with the jacket and pants available in a range of sizes for the perfect fit.  Designer Shay Sibrian certainly has an eye for detail.

The items from Celoe shown are the Rossi Jacket complete with leather belt in the color 'Thatch", the Lolong Trousers in "Cement" and the amazing Sack Bag in "Roman".  The appeal for me is the earthiness of color and mixture of fabrics.  Mayfair is the first mesh sim in SL which is wonderful, but for my ailing computer I did struggle somewhat getting things to rezz quickly and I was often stuck in lag bubbles.  I do need a new computer however...this one is tired and needing to be retired so for those of you running good lappies and PC's, this shouldn't be a problem.

I believe Celoe has something for everyone and I can't wait to see what awaits us in the future.  Once picking the correct size for my shape, everything just worked.  I didn't realize that in order for my feet not to poke through the bottom of the pants, that I needed to wear shoes with an alpha layer and that fixed the problem entirely..  Maybe there are other solutions that I don't know about but this worked for me.

In SL I still find joy in discovering a new label that I fall in love with.  Then again, it's no different to my RL.  I shop well in both.

Other things:

Hair: Away in Blond (05) by [elikatira] 
Skin: Daphne (05) by Glance Skins 
Eyes: Utopia eyes in Trojan Blue from Ikon 
Freckles: From Daphne Skin by Glance Skins 
Scarf: Dolce Scarf in Nude from Cashmere 
Jacket: Rossi in 'Thatch' by Celoe 
Pants: Lolong Trousers in 'Cement' by Celoe 
Bag: Sack Bag in 'Roman' by Celoe 
Shoes: Grosseto in 'Tan Suede' by Similar Footwear 
Nails: Nail Palette by Mandala 
Earrings: Antonia in 'Brown' by DeLa 
Ring and Necklace: Minerva in'Bronze' by Label Mode 

Monday, April 2, 2012

T--art From Boho Hobo.

These T's incorporate real life art from Trill Zapatero from Boho Hobo.  They are fabulous mesh and come in 3 sizes for the perfect fit.  Priced at a mere $85L's and even better, one of the T's will be on sale for $55L's.  How can you possibly go wrong with these striking pieces of art created in real life?  That makes them even more special.  Folds, creases and drapes are wonderful.

Take it from Auntie Cha.  These are a wardrobe stable.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I'm The Pied Piper In My New SAS Dress.

Piper Magenta from SAS.   

Piper Plum by SAS.

Piper Purple by SAS.

Piper Sepia by SAS.

Sascha Frangelli sent me out a fat pack of one of her new releases, 'Piper'.  The color choices are endless and each dress has more style options than days of the week.  It's nice to get frocked up in something so grand and quality driven as Sasch's pieces.  Go visit Sascha's Designs at Coco Beach from real elegant wear.

All hair in these shots are from Bizrre Hair and are simply stunning.  

Lot on location on and around MetaLes.