Hydrangeas

21 07 2013

Hyacinth

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. ~ Jean Giraudoux

Hyacinth

The heat this past week has made the hydrangeas burst with bloom, nodding their cumbersome blossoms in the weak hot breeze and making everything glorious. Quark Fallen has made some beautiful oversized hydrangeas on display at his sim Leroy, and so I shot photos among them.

I am pleased with this 20s-influenced look I put together. I donned the long gown from Ariadna Garrigus that includes a beautiful back strap  and a glittering beaded Art Deco-influenced pattern. I added beads from M4r1lyn Magic and used Siddean Munro’s mesh hands to show off Giela Delpaso’s great new manicure set. I love being able to paint my nails in SL. It’s like going to my local manicurist and seeing the shelves of hundreds of colors and being able to pick and choose.

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What makes the look, of course, is this 20s hair cut from Plurabelle Laszlo. The hair includes a HUD to let you change the color of the flower and the hair tie. I absolutely love how she brought Louise Brooks back to life with this cut.

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Of course the icing on the cake is Aida Ewing’s gorgeous Katya skin, being offered now at the Liaison Collective. With Aida’s characteristic style, the skin is elegant with gorgeously lined eyes, deep ruby lips and beautifully defined brows.

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“I must have flowers, always, and always.” ~ Claude Monet

Hair: Bliensen + MaiTai – Come to the City – Hazel by Plurabelle Laszlo for Bliensen + MaiTai, available at Hair Fair 2013

Skin: -Glam Affair – Katya – America 04 B by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at Liaison Collective *

Eyes: pearl – warm onyx – medium medium by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Dress: ***ArisAris Igs81-C Diva gown by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Necklace: ~Tableau Vivant~  Mina necklace by M4r1lyn Magic for Tableau Vivant, available at the Gallery Gift Shop

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 S Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Gesture S Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Skin applier: Glam Affair – Slink Hands Skin Appliers ( America) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair

Nails appliers: Nailed It – Dark Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Posh(L)black by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}}, available at The Shoes Fair *

Poses by Trieste Minuet for !bang

Taken at Leroy





Art Deco Elegance

29 10 2009

In the past week, I have made a few new friends, which is the whole purpose of SL, isn’t it? I mean, besides dressing up, making my perfect home, shopping like mad, making friends is what it’s all about. Shilow sent me over to one of *her* favorite dressmakers and I came home with bags full.

Art Deco

This beautiful dress by Loreney Klees caught my eye instantly. With the beautiful hand-drawn gold bodice, embroidered with gold buttons and stitches, the dress flows down into a translucent assymetrical skirt with lushly textured prims. It’s simple and elegant—just my style.

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I styled the dress with one of my favorite new hair pieces, a full bob from toraji Voom. With its flowy subtle messiness, it goes one step past the straight to-the-head bob that girls wear when they have thin fine hair to a bob for a woman with full lush locks. Imagine running your fingers through this soft hair.

I accompanied the dress with jewelry from Zaara Kohime. She has cornered the SL fashion world with her beautiful exotic Indian textures in her clothing. Don’t forget her jewelry, though. She proves she has the chops to texture AND build with these gorgeous pieces.

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And finally these delicious toes from Onyx LeShelle. Maitreya did not jump into the toe shoe market until they had refined their tootsies to perfection, and that was a wise move. You know you are wearing a beautiful shoe when all you want to do is stare at your OWN toes. (OMG, I LOVE my toes! I stumble around because all I am doing is looking at my own feet!) And at a price reasonable relative to others’ toe shoes, I can’t imagine why you would want to get anyone else’s sandals.

Art Deco

Shimmy, shimmy

Hair: *barberyumyum*16/black by toraji Voom for yumyum

Skin: Pulse Skin – Altonia-Do It Again by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins*

Dress: Lo-D Xerine dress red by Loreney Klees for Lo Designs

Jewelry: Zaara : Suvarna *FAT PACK* (WHITE) by Zaara Kohime for Zaara

Shoes: Maitreya Gold – IXkin Champagne by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya








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