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Giulia is Elegance Personified



The Giulia dress from Baistice for Love Donna Flora is elegance personified. Sissy Pessoa does such a fabulous job with making textures that hug the body and catch the light. She finds beauty and elegance in simplicity, stark and unembellished. I added gorgeous scarlet silk gloves from 5th & Oxford.
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Who does not love a dress with a bit of illusion? Illusion is the sheer fabric that is often used to make clothes look like they are defying gravity. If well-matched to your skin, it is invisible and can be the structural support for bodices that appear to stand on their own or, as in this Action dress from Countdown, the base for garlands of beautiful embroidery and beading.




Even on a clear and warm May evening, I like something to throw over my shoulders in case I feel a chill. This stole from Sascha’s Designs that I dug out of my inventory is a perfect complement to the dress, it’s duotone color picking up the gold from the embroidery and the pink-tipped ends adding a slightly darker shade of the same pink as the dress, tying it together with the hat. Tinting my white gloves from 5th & Oxford (no longer available) to a pale gold helps emphasize the pink and gold theme.
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Modern Romance



I can never resist a beautiful feminine and romantic ball gown. I found this one at AVENUE Fashion Week. I missed the show, but saw this in the Retail Gallery. One of the joys of Second Life® is having a closet full of ball gowns. I love how this gown from Arikea combines the soft colors and floral patterns of traditional romantic gowns, but with a thoroughly modern eye. The floral patter is abstract and made even more so by being so very large. The colors are soft and pastel, but not your granny’s pastels – not with that brown.



The gown itself is a traditional shape ball gown shape with a fitted bodice, sweetheart neckline and a full skirt full of drama. The modern edge is totally fabric and color choice. I wanted to emphasize the modern color palette and tinted my white cloves just a slightly darker shade of brown that I pulled from the skirt.




Ariskea made shoes that are a perfect companion to the gown. These shoes come in three colors as does the gown. apr11_004


I added jewelry from Donna Flora and and an updo from Exile called Part of Me. I love the loft on this undo.



I chose the new PXL skin for Collabor88 called Jade. I love the dramatic makeup.

Store info at Blogging Second Life
Poses: Adorkable
Skin: [PXL] JADE NAT Crush Makeup {C88 Edition}
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard
Lashes: Lelutka
Hair: ::Exile:: Part of Me:Ember
Clothing: Ariskea// F l e u r i e mesh dress//m // Sage
(5th&Oxford) Leather Gloves – L *white* (tinted) store is closed
Shoes: Ariskea// S o r b e t mesh peep toes
Jewelry: Donna Flora Asia Gold Necklace and Earrings

With Love Hunting

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If you are on a budget for your Christmas spending and still want a luscious, sexy ballgown, you should spend a little time on the With Love Hunt and search at Vogue – where this gorgeous black lace gown is hiding, waiting for you to find it. It’s a yummy formal gown good for any dressy occasion – well, except for a White Ball, and easy on the pocketbook.

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Luscious, I say! Luscious!
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Remember That Time I Was Taller Than Cajsa?

Neither do we. I changed my shape like once a year ago almost and Cajsa NEVER changes hers hardly regardless, we’re never surprised when one of us shows up for a shoot together remarkably taller than the other.

It’s one of those little things you just can’t predict. Other than to be sure, it’ll happen. Continue reading

Say Yes To The Dress

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As soon as the demos for this gown rezzed on our bodies, Gidge and I knew that we had really found something special. It reminded me of the magical moments on the show Say Yes to the Dress and its sexy styling reminded me of the show’s favorite designer Pnina Tornai.
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Look of The Day:Inspiration Unknown

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Shot On Location at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ARMENELOS/145/111/21

Shape – Savoir Faire – Gidge
Skin – Tuli – The Dressing Room Helena 02
Makeup – Baiastice Azbeigh Eyeliner eyeshadow and a.e. Meth – Wet Eyeliner – Thick and extra long lash
Shirt – 5th & Oxford Seaside Sweetie Halter White
Suspenders – A-bomb – Putting on the Ritz Suspenders
Pants – 5th & Oxford Seaside Sweetie Shorts
Shoes – A-Bomb – Mia Flats
Necklace – Caroline’s Juliet – Layered Silver Necklace
Hair – Exile – Born This Way – Crimson
Nails – Vanilla – Manicure Hands – French

Poses – STaTUS – Long Hair Poses – Rapunzel

I Got Life

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The word Zoe means life and that’s a great name for such a lively, lovely skin. Life is rich and varied and so are these skins. A woman can go from “girl next door” to “femme fatale” with a change of outfit and a dash of makeup – and so can Zoe. Tuli Asturias’ skins are known for combining fresh-faced vitality with classical elegance, giving you the versatility that you have in your own life.

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The body is lovely and, as expected from an established and experienced skinner, it is flawless. There’s an extraordinary amount of versatility thanks to the tattoo layers which Tuli uses extensively. Those options are after the cut.

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Of Ball Gowns and Best Friends

As we head into a weekend of parties and swirly dresses I’m pulling out a set that was shot long before Cajsa got sick.
Over on my RL blog I talked yesterday about knowing who you are. (Words of wisdom via Keith Richards). The importance of that struck me as I was muddling through flickr sets trying to decide what to post today.
This picture above, well, that’s who Cajsa and I are.

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