Penumbra Fashion Week continues for just a few more days. I decided to feature another dress from A la Folie. This one is Gloria and I chose it for a few reasons. The sunny color is a delight and a wonderful contrast to the cloudy skies. I also love pencil skirt and the Sixties styling. It makes me think of Oscar de la Renta from that era. Then, it is the 21st, which means 21 Shoe, which means the gorgeous shoes that are after the cut are for sale for this day only, and this dress and those shoes seem made for each other.
I have not been to Roche for some time. I dropped in to visit and confirm that it is still one of the loveliest sims on the grid. Continue reading →
Second Life’s Penumbra Spring/Summer Fashion Week continues through the 23rd. A la Folie had a big collection including this adorable dance dress, MADNESS. It has a HUD that allows you to choose from six textures for the dress, and six colors for the ruffles and the coordinating shoes and jewelry (not shown). This made me think of the One Note Samba – built on one note, but the other notes are sure to follow.
This is just a little samba, built upon a single note Other notes are sure to follow but the root is still that note Now this new one is the consequence of the one we’ve just been through As I’m bound to be the unavoidable consequence of you.
The first show on Tuesday was from Neferia Abel, showing her contemporary label L’Abel. I had computer issues during the show and only saw two of the outfits. Technically I saw several others but only the prims rezzed and all the system pieces remained gray. Of course, I was crashing like mad. I think SL was hinky, because then the sim crashed, giving me time to figure out which viewer to use for the rest of the day. I tried from the beginning Viewer 3.0, 3.0 Beta, Firestorm, Kirstens, Catznip and lastly Synchronicity and that one finally rezzed people’s clothing for me and let me snap pics without crashing. In fact, I only had one crash during the next three fashion shows.
Next up was A La Folie, The first shot is the designer Pixivor Allen. The collection is a range of romantic looks with vintage inspiration. There’s plenty of sparkle, too. If you watched Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this week, you learned that sparkle and bling are far, far different things and never the twain shall meet. Continue reading →
AlaFolie is one of the wonderful stores features at Modavia Fashion Week. The magnificent Farfalla dress set is an amazing collection with one dress, three skirt lengths – each wearable with or without the jacket for six options, and incidentally (or accidentally), with one of the jacket prims for a total of nine possible looks. This picture shows you the tea length version with and without the jacket.
Taking off the jacket system piece and sleeves, but keeping the remaining jacket prim gives me a baby doll tea length dress. On the right, you can see the short dress length. Continue reading →
A thousand years, a thousand more
A thousand times a million doors to eternity
I may have lived a thousand lives, a thousand times
And endlessess turning stairway climbs to a tower of souls Continue reading →
So I went to Elephant Walk to shoot this flamboyantly floral Floralie gown from A La Folie for IFW10 thinking I would perch by the peacock and snap while he walks by with this tail flourished as the train is flourished on the dress. Well, he did walk by, I snapped, but after 45 minutes and dozens of refreshed failed snaps, I have to confess that I was out outwitted, outplayed and outlasted by a pixel peacock. Yes, I finished the shoot with out the flouishes² and left the island. The peacock is the sole survivor (well with miscellaneous toucans, wild felines, monkeys and other wildlife.
Sometimes when I realize how many outfits I would like to shoot and then consider the time I have to shoot, I just shake my head. For example, this fabulously beautiful gown from A La Folie has been lingering in my inventory since the RFL Fashion Expo where I purchased it. I finally got around to shooting it two weeks ago and finally posted it today. It’s not that the timing matters that much since it’s still on sale – but yes, it sure took me long enough.
The most important people in the fashion industry are not the designers, the models, the magazine editors or the bloggers. They all have roles that play a part in the industry, but the industry would not exist without the customers whose passion for fashion is the foundation and sustenance for the entire industry. Friend and blog reader, XiuLan Quan is one of those with that passion for fashion – so much so that she contacted me last night to urge me to feature a dress from A la Folie that she fell in love with – even offering to gift me with it. Instead I had a better idea and asked her to pop over where I was shooting and let me shoot her and feature the dress with her as guest stylist. The dress, which you can see here, is Passionnement from A la Folie – the brainchild of Pixivor Allen.