Applonia Criss dropped a few items my way a couple weeks ago, including this lovely day dress (Kim) that is elevated from casual to chic with some clever embellishments on the neckline. It’s a lovely mauve color – a great fall color that’s less ubiquitous in fall designs. In this shot, you can also get a good look at the fabulous new hair from Exile – Juliette. Exile has new textures that are even better than before, so it’s an exciting time for those of us who love Kavar Cleanslate’s innovation and experimentation with style and movement in hair.
Friday, October 9, 2009
There was a burst of chic goodness that flowed into the fashion stream like a waterfall last weekend. My inventory overflowed and I was adrift in choices of what to wear. But I absolutely had to wear the new COCO Tuxedo that is so gorgeous I could almost hear it singing “I feel pretty, oh so pretty…” I suppose you think clothes don’t sing, but it’s SL. They can do anything. The tuxedo jacket comes in gray and black and I wore the gray for more contrast with the black feather skirt. Feathers and Tuxedos don’t go together usually, but the skirt was humming “Putting on the Ritz” and the potential for a great fashion song mash-up should never be denied. The fab boots are from Pixel Mode – where the 50L sale just eroded all my will power and flooded my inventory with PM goodness.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
A la Folie was my budget buster at the GLAM Expo. It was not just the variety of dresses, the sheer femininity of the designs, their movement and whimsy. It was also the wonderful textures she explored from pop prints to the most romantic of white on white embroidery as in this dress she named Josephine. I don’t know if she gave it that name after the Empress Josephine whose great contribution to fashion was the empire waist, but it seems likely as the layered skirt over another skirt is another style the Empress wore a lot. Empress Josephine is a favorite character of mine from history, not just because she was an elegant woman with a solid head on her shoulders, but also for her amazing contributions to rose cultivation – she popularized and spread rose cultivation and it’s questionable whether roses would be so common today without her influence. How appropriate then, that the embroider on the underskirt is white on white roses.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
PXL Creations has released Luthien – a dark elf skin – and having no expertise in elves at all, I promptly put on a fairy dress from Fancy Fairy even though something tells me elves don’t have wings. I really wanted to shoot the elf skin with the wonderful Goddess Moon pose prop from Studio Sidhe and assume that a dark elf would be on the dark side of the moon.
All that you touch
All that you see
All that you taste
All you feel.
All that you love
All that you hate
All you distrust
All you save.
All that you give
All that you deal
All that you buy,
beg, borrow or steal.
All you create
All you destroy
All that you do
All that you say.
All that you eat
And everyone you meet
All that you slight
And everyone you fight.
All that is now
All that is gone
All that’s to come
and everything under the sun is in tune
but the sun is eclipsed by the moon.
“There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it’s all dark.”
The lovely dress and wings are from Fancy Fairy – the Dew Petal dress in Violet.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Carefully she searches out troubles and woes, and eases the pain of sufferers
In the hours before dawn when stealth blankets the land, her keen sight sees through worlds
Feared by some, misunderstood by many
See more here
Monday, October 5, 2009
I tromped over to Isla Mallorca where the magnificent carnival Far… Far! is located. There’s some gorgeous sim decoration and structures on sale there as well as carnival items. I wanted a casual look and after totally busting my budget with a stop at Mimikri, I had to pull out some of her gorgeous fall collection. The sweater dress and pants are from Mimikri, but I thought it was a bit chilly for all the open air in that sweater so I tossed on a turtleneck from Reale.
The skin is a preview of the soon to be released July skin from PXL Creations. I love the face and don’t want to take it off. The expected release is mid-October and I personally cannot wait to see the other makeups. According to Hart Larsson, PXL Creations designer, there will be more colorful makeup options than in his previous skins which tend to stick to classically elegant makeups.
Shown here with stole
Also comes with an alternate transparent top
You can see more here
When I chose the shoes for this outift I realized I was shooting the 100th Adam n Eve post and decided that it only made sense to head over to their lovely landscaped photo park to take the pictures. Artis Natur is great for photos as you can rez your posestand or use a pose hud and snap away. I love the feeling of walking through an impressionist painting. I also love the Kunglers Jacket I chose for this outfit. It’s called Cristiana and this floral option is a beautiful ode to chinoiserie. The rich skirt is from A la Folie.
p.s. Super huge hugs and thanks to Sasy for opening this venue so Gidge & I can continue to post to Fashion Planet.