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)..