The Ephidryades dress from Baiastice is stunning. I especially love the top and her effort in providing the lower part of the top even though the skirt hides that. This means you can mix it up with other clothing.
All around me are familiar faces Worn out places, worn out faces Bright and early for the daily races Going nowhere, going nowhere
Their tears are filling up their glasses No expression, no expression Hide my head I wanna drown my sorrow No tomorrow, no tomorrow
Culture Shock has inspired so many designers to go all out with color and creativity to raise funds for Médecins Sans Frontières. That link takes you to their page about the Culture Shock event, something I know is an important element in establishing the bona fides of a Second Life charitable event. I really love the new dresses from Kunglers and there are 5 color options. What makes this even more fun is that the prints area different, not recolors, but completely different prints. This is the abstract dress with a cerise skirt and tank and a pink print blouse over it.
Yes, we have options! Continue reading →
I am wearing the Carmen dress from Kunglers for Fashion For Life. It’s clear it’s inspiration comes from the fiery Carmen of Bizet’s opera. Carmen is an opera filled with catchy tunes that you will find yourself humming for days. The music is beautiful and makes it easy to forget what a misogynistic story it is. It’s all too familiar. A man who cannot accept that the woman he loves does not love him decides that if he can’t have her, no one will, and murders her. What’s infuriating is that he’s the hero and she’s the villain. And it’s a comedy. Still, I love the music and never miss a chance to see it. Carmen is a free spirit with a lively wit and insouciant spirit who easily captures men’s hearts. She is someone who wants what she wants and doesn’t settle for less. Sure, she was a hussy, but only because that’s how our society stigmatizes women who won’t settle. Continue reading →
It’s too early, I guess, to come up with a clever post title, so I settled for naming the number. There’s no settling, however, when it comes to the gorgeously foxy Kit skin from Lelutka or the detailed swimsuit from Vogel. Both are exemplars of the best of Second Life® craftsmanship and creativity. Continue reading →
One of the exciting bonuses of Vanity Universe Skin Fair is that you know that Tricky Boucher of Belleza will have a new skin to fall in love with all over again. Tricky is not one of the skinners that rolls out something new every few weeks. Instead, he spends a long time on each skin, perfecting it so that when you go to Belleza, you know you will get one of the finest skins on the grid. And this skin, Melissa, does not disappoint. Continue reading →
I fell in love yesterday, with an installation called XIV on the Dignity Sim. Such a stunning venue deserved a stunning dress and the limited edition Nora from Baiastice is just the dress. Designed for the Chic Limited event that features 30 designers producing works based on a theme. The January theme is Sweet and Sour. Sadly, it’s been so long since shooting water, I forgot that shooting pictures larger than your screen size will fracture the water in photos – a sorry photo glitch that has been around for over a year now.
Because of the water glitch, I logged back in just to shoot some photos of the sim reducing the size to my screen size – which is how you get rid of that glitch. Here’s one of the many photos from XIV, the lovely installation. I took a few dozen photos of the sim for the Stock Photos Flickr group Sasy Scarborough started – sharing photos suitable for people to use as backgrounds for those who prefer shooting in the studio and popping in a background later. Continue reading →
I don’t know what ancient arbiter of style first asserted that thou shalt never mix prints, but he was as wrong as two left shoes. Luckily, our generation has gotten over that hoary antique of fashion diktat and moved on to a more exciting and more printastic era. Mixing prints is an art and one well practiced at Peqe as you can see in the lovely little dress that mixes a leopard and lace print. Of course, I had to add to the printasm with floral tights.
Mixing three prints could be a clashtastrophe, but notice what is next to what. You see, the first is mostly black, then mostly white, then mostly black. If the floral were next to the leopard, it would not work. Continue reading →
I love prints, the brighter, the bolder, the better. I wonder if my mother was frightened by a magpie when she was pregnant, the way I gravitate toward the bright, bold and beautiful. Of course, this print dress from Kungler’s can’t be called gaudy, because there’s restraint and balance keeping that in check, but it sure is bright and bold, isn’t it? Continue reading →
Most of the fall collections have been released and we fashion-lovers are awash in riches – and in the rich autumn colors of red, orange and gold. Autumn also brings the return of soft and cozy fabrics like cashmere and velvet, rich in texture and soft to the touch. In Chantkare’s fall collection one of the best examples of that wonderful fall combination of texture and color is the Leopsi dress – made with rich autumn colors and devore velvet. Continue reading →
Every release from Paper Couture is accompanied by an excited frenzy of shopping and blogging the newest finds among their new collection. It’s also accompanied by a chorus of those questioning why there is so much excitement. It’s a good question as there are so many excellent designers in Second Life whose work is not greeted with such a frenzy. Of course, most designer release on a more frequent basis and so by the time a Paper Couture collection is released, there is always some pent-up anticipation, but that alone does not explain their popularity. Continue reading →