I think Cajsa already blogged the Kunglers gorgeous cheongsam inspired dress but I can’t resist a Cheongsam. My inner voice always tells me to wear a cheongsam because they are so elegant and hug every girly curve.
I am going to make this quick because I have friends on their way over shortly. Here’s another fabulous item from the Platinum Hunt – a super-sexy dress from Magoa. While we all have seen dresses with a similar open-work style, it’s really cool to see it in a print. Continue reading →
Randy Newman’s “Let’s Burn Down the Cornfield” is one of my favorite songs thanks to its stunning emotional power. Truly great songs are covered a lot – and often produce great covers. When I hear the original with Randy Newman and Ry Cooder, it’s all about lust and obsession. Alex Taylor’s version is menacing, dangerous and powerful. When I hear Etta James perform, it seems anthemic, a metaphor for revolution. Lou Rawls is pure rebellious jazz eroticism. Charles Musselwhite makes a scary spine-chilling blues number with guitar licks that seem to hunt you down. Then there’s The Walkabouts who didn’t understand the song at all and turned it into pop treacle.
Let’s burn down the cornfield Let’s burn down the cornfield And we can listen to it burn
The vibrant fires in the dress come from the inimitable Marni Grut of Royal Blue.
You hide behind the oak tree You hide behind the oak tree Stay out of danger ’til I return
I love how well the necklace from Paper Couture plays off the colors in the dress. The earrings from Mandala coordinate in both color and mood for a really hot look.
Oh, it’s so good On a cold night To have a fire Burnin’ warm and bright
The shoes are also from Paper Couture and make the fires in the dress pop.
You hide behind the oak tree You hide behind the oak tree Stay out of danger ’till I return
The hair is from Lelutka, a new release called Brigitte. It can set fires on its own. Add the heat of Verve's Ina in sunblush and you have an inferno.
Let’s burn down the cornfield Let’s burn down the cornfield And I’ll make love to you while it’s burning
This cornfield is at Hollow Hill and you note I keep a bit of distance so my hot, hot dress doesn't make it spontaneously combust.
Poses: Del May
Skin: Verve Ina Sunblush – Platinum Hunt
Eyes: Poetic Colors
Hair: Lelutka Brigitte
Dress: Royal Blue Cirque du Soleil Warm – Platinum Hunt
Shoes: Paper Couture Suede Platform Pumps Wrapped
Jewelry: Mandala Senjyu Earrings, Paper Couture Dragon Fly Fabric Necklace
I love the stage at Flashman’s. It makes me think it might have been painted by Salvador Dali. Flashman’s is the sort of bar where you can imagine all sorts of excitement happening under the surface of music, dancing and laughter. Messages are passed, assignations are arranged and secrets are shared. Here’s a secret, without items from the Platinum Hunt, I would be naked in this picture.
Well, not quite 99 luftballons. But there are enough balloons in the What Next Platinum Hunt gift to carry you away. With individual and couples poses, it is even enough to carry you to the next store in this second annual hunt from Chic Management.
Here I am, ready to be carried away with this lovely dress from Nemesis for the Platinum Hunt. The dress is a gorgeous linen in a fatpack of pastel colors. The jewelry is from Kunglers.
My lighter than shoes are from Baiastice – a few years old, but still an old favorite.
The hair is from Exile for the Platinum Hunt. Also part of the hunt is the skin from Verve. Verve is the new combined brand for AtomicSparkle, Swansong and Evoke.
The Platinum Hunt is on and folks are finding the best stuff. One of the great things about hunts is that it gets us out into the stores and we can see new releases that we might have missed and discovered new stores. While Di’s Opera is not new to me, the great poses in her Platinum Hunt gift prompted me to stop by her store for an extended browse. The last thing I need is new poses, but sometimes need is not part of the equation. I ended up purchasing some new poses that I used in this post and really, isn’t that why we do hunts? The outfit I am wearing is put together with gifts from Riddle and PXL Creations. The skirt and glasses are from Riddle. It also comes with a lovely blue top, but I wanted a bit more edge so I wore PXL Creations Dominatrix Corset. Both are Platinum Hunt items, so get out there and hunt!! Continue reading →