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.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Catching Dreams With My Bizarre Hair.

According to the Native American Ojibway (Chippewa) tribe, dreams that humans have while asleep are sent by sacred spirits as messages.  According to their legend, in the middle of the Dream Catcher is a hole.  Good dreams are permitted to reach the sleeper through the hole in the web and bad dreams are trapped in the web only to disappear at dawn with the first light.  Usually hung over a child whilst sleeping, the Dream Catcher has become a popular object around the world.

MyStiCa Matova of Bizarre Hair has incorporated the charming Dream Catcher into a stunning style of the same name.  Shown here in Dirty Blonde, I just love the extra's in this hair pack.  The Dream Catcher can be attached at the front and back and comes with earrings and necklace (not shown here) included.  The little feathers, almost pale blue looking to me, are just perfect and the height of the hair allows enough room for the Dream Catcher's to show off their full effect.  Way to go MyStiCa.  Your eye for the dramatic makes these styles so perfect for models in both runway and photo shoots and of course, for bloggers wanting the unique..

Now on to my gorgeous dress.  This is another stunner from Aleida picked up from my shopping spree last week.  Its called "Wippy's Choice" (my choice too Wippy) and the lace work is exquisite.  With lovely bell sleeves, cummerbund with a spray of black flowers at the waist and plunging neckline edged with scalloped lace, its the LBD that will take you anywhere, but most likely to bed.

Somehow my hand slipped on the TP button and I ended up back at Similar Footwear AGAIN so I thought I'd grab another pair of know, since I was there and all.  This pair is called 'Poison' and at the front, they are held together with the daintiest of chain links with an option of silver or gold or even laces for a heavier look.  ME LOVES.  The ladies from Similar (Larisa Tylman and Simone Bonham - I think) have an amazing notecard that comes with the shoes explaining how best to match up your skin.  Stupid me only referred to it with this new purchase and I would have saved myself so much time if I'd just followed it in the first place.  I won't give it away because its their property and should be explained only when you purchase their shoes but I found it super easy.  I know some of you have an astute eye when it comes to skin tone matching but I am definitely challenged in this area...been in SL since 2007 and I still click aimlessly on the color palate or get my RGB all wrong..

With the Aleida dress, Bizarre Hair, Similar shoes, Glam Affair skin and my ultimate fave Label Mode bag, if I looked like this in RL, my Dream Catcher would be working overtime.

Due Credit:

Hair: DreamCatcher from Bizarre Hair
Skin: Linn in Light by Glam Affair
Eyes: Utopia Pale Grey Blue from IKON
Eyeshadow Tattoo:   Blue Strong Kajal by LpD
Eyeshadow Tattoo: Smoke in Frost by cheLLe
Dress: Wippy's Choice by Aleida
Shoes: Poison by Similar Footwear
Bag: Blackbird by Label Mode
Necklace/Bracelet/Ring: Nouveau Rose in Lilac by Eclectica 
Nails: Pixel Mode
Do you know darlings, if SL profile search worked efficiently instead of taking forever to open, I'd be able to blog twice as fast.  I spend more time putting LM's on my blog than collectively taking pics and writing it up.  

Chalice wishes you all a happy day and again, if you have any LM's to share of smart looking runway's, please share them in-world.  No-one responded last time and I feel a bit emo  :-(

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Bathed In Black.

What I most enjoy about fashion is the fact that rules are made to be broken.  Like wearing a vintage style bathing cap with a formal gown.  How can you not feel fabulous strutting your stuff with all eyes turned in your direction in awe of your chutzpah.  I found this layered black number in Aleida called 'Perry Frilled Temptation' and I love the aesthetic of the expanding layers.  I hitched the skirt up a bit to show case the lofty 'Pretender' heels in Lime from Ladies Who Lunch.  It was then I spied the 'Couture Bathing Cap' and thought "Chalice you must cross pollinate Ladies Who Lunch with Aleida" to create this look.

I so love the cap with a gazillion bows and the vividness of the green is ever so beautiful and reminds me of a well manicured lawn.  I also popped into Miamai for some 'Rainbow Warriors Green' lashes and added la vie eye liner tattoo in Pistachio from Label Mode for even more green drama.

Don't you just love the heights we can reach in styling something unique from the many talented designers in world?  Who ever said SL is fashionably dead?  The uninspired that's who!.

Who's responsible:

Skin: Linn light by Glam Affair.
Hair Base: Parted Hair in Black by Paper Couture.
Lashes: Rainbow Warrior in Green from Miamai.
Eye liner tattoo: la vie in Pistachio from Label Mode.
Eyes: Pale Mint Sunrise series from Ikon.
Freckles: Daphne Freckle tattoo from Glance Skins.
Dress: Perry Frilled Temptation from Aleida.
Shoes: Pretender Heels in Lime from Ladies Who Lunch.
Cap: Couture Bathing Cap in Lime from Ladies Who Lunch.
Earrings: Plastic Earrings in Green from Plus.
Ring: Excessive Love by SyDS
Nails: Nail Palette 1 by Mandala.
Necklaces: Living Dead (designed by Maddie Camus for Junk Drawer and Jenica (designed by Sequoia Nightfire (contact for LM's).
Location:  Invisible Cities.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Some Kind Of Bliss.

I remember when Amutey DeCuir was being interviewed on the Frolic Mills Show years ago and she struck me as a passionate, fun and charming person who certainly knew her stuff when it came to designing in SL.  Who hasn't graced the imposing entrance of Bliss Couture?  I for one recall racing over there straight after the show and fawned upon room after room of truly inspirational fashion and accessories.  My inventory once again needs to be spring cleaned because how could I have overlooked this fabulous dress I purchased a little while ago?  Styling inspiration came easy but color matching was a little more challenging.

Here I give you Bliss Couture's 'Sarahjane' dress in 'Sky'.  A delight to photograph and even more of a delight to wear.

Now this dress deserved something special to compliment the stunning depth of color and I thought the 'Miss Ocean' hat from BaObA would be just the thing.  Seriously if you haven't yet had the BaObA experience, go there now and marvel at the millinery of Petalos Clary.  I've always loved LoQ's 'Apple Pie' hair and didn't want to wear anything else for this outfit.  Fortunately for me it was modifiable.  I had it in my mind to shorten the length and used a transparent texture and edit linked in edit mode.  I love the way it came out.

Some 'Mermaid' earrings in 'Sky' from Label Mode was the only jewelery I felt necessary and added two lots of peacock tattoo shadow (see below) for extra intensity.  I wore Jardis V2 skin from Glam Affair and my much loved freckle tattoo from Glance Skins 'Daphne' range in addition to creating a new shape.

 It's no secret I'm a Similar Footwear fan and just adore these 'Ravenna' heels in 'Cyan'.  I don't think we've ever been more spoiled for choice with the range of quality footwear available throughout SL.  I'm wearing 'Criminal Tights' from Nemesis.  My god they do brilliant tights.  Oh and go check out the new range of Utopia eyes from Ikon (formally Fashism).  Designer Ikon Innovia is the Prince of Peepers.

If anyone has any land marks to great looking runway's that I could use for some pics, could you send me the LM's in-world?  Only if I'm allowed to use it mind...don't want to drop smack bang in the middle of some runway show and have my sorry ass ejected before my fabulousness even

Down to business:
Hair:  Apple Pie (modified) by LoQ
Skin: Jadis V2 light by Glam Affair
Freckles Tattoo: Daphne skin range by Glance Skins
Eyeshadow Tattoo: Peacock eyeshadow (group gift) by LpD
Makeup Tattoo: la vie make up in blue by Label Mode
Hat: Miss Ocean by BaBoA
Dress: Sarahjane in Sky by Bliss Couture
Tights: Criminal Tights in White by Nemesis
Earrings: Mermaid in Sky by Label Mode
Shoes: Raveena in Cyan by Similar Footwear
Location: Invisible Cities - teleport around for a good look and play around with wind light.