Mood Indigo

Mood Indigo

You ain’t been blue; no, no, no.
You ain’t been blue,
Till you’ve had that mood indigo.
That feelin’ goes stealin’ down to my shoes
While I sit and sigh, “Go ‘long blues”
.

~ “Mood Indigo,” as sung by Nina Simone

Mood Indigo

There’s a reason I chose this particular version of “Mood Indigo.” While it talks about the blues, it’s really a peppy number as done by Nina Simone. It starts off in a Duke Ellington style (as well it should as he wrote it) that moves through at a energetic pace, which belies the lyrics. It suits our beauty as shown here.. she sparkles and is the epitome of brilliance but underneath she may be a “poor fool that’s bluer than blue can be.” While I realize this gown is not indigo, it certainly is blue. Her elegance is provided by saby Clary in this satiny sleek gown with silver lace highlights and sheer bodice panel and heels from nut Barak.

Mood Indigo

Her beautiful skin is another skin tone from Monicuzza Babenco’s newest releases, a shimmering makeup on a beautiful tan skin. I donned piercing light blue eyes from Ikon Innovia and earrings from Alienbear Gupte that are a couple years old but still amazing today.

Mood Indigo

I’m just a poor fool that’s bluer than blue can be
When I get that mood indigo

Hair: >TRUTH< Eden – pearl by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: *YS & YS* Linda – 14 Ice by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS & YS* *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Pale Azure (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: Utopia KATHLEEN azure by saby Clary for Utopia

Earrings: Frideswide Earring (white) by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Gupte’s Designs

Shoes: #OC# Crush heels – Azure by Nut Barak for Orange Creations *

Nicky Ree at Fashion for Life

Nicky Ree has *always* been a supporter of Relay for Life. Every year she applies her talents to specially made exclusive dresses sold for Relay for Life with 100% of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. In the past and this year as well, she has also backed that up with a personal donation as a sim sponsor.

Designing Nicky Ree at Fashion for Life

Nicky chose to color her RFL donations purple or pink, and we are honored to have her beautiful content grace the Ansel Adams sim. Take the Tanya Gown with its rich deep sheen, tweedy print, and gem-like colors. With its sexy plunging neckline and sophisticated silhouette, it’s a beautiful gown for a red carpet.

Designing Nicky Ree at Fashion for Life

Nicky was clearly influenced by Frederick Lancaster’s art deco build for her sim when she did this exquisite texture on her Mara dress. Nicky has donated the Mara dress in various iterations over the years, each one more stunning than the next.

Designing Nicky Ree at Fashion for Life

Her regular black and white version of this dress is stunning and both Mara dresses come with a long ballroom skirt and a shorter sophisticated skirt.

Designing Nicky Ree at Fashion for Life

For women who like a softer look, Nicky offers pink and fuchsia versions of her Lana Satin and Lace and Tricia Lace gowns. With their sophisticated drama, these gowns highlight Nicky’s amazing talent and background in formal evening wear (her mother owned a custom boutique in RL). Nicky has perfected the lushness of fabrics that would be used in formal gowns, highlighting a woman’s best features and making her feel incredibly pampered and beautiful.

Designing Nicky Ree at Fashion for Life

Dress yourself up at Fashion for Life, going on NOW through March 22.

Photo 1:

  • Hair: ::DBS::Mona-black by DBS Heart for Bishwear, FFL Store Sponsor on the Irving Penn sim
  • Skin: LaVie Enya Purple Heart normal (H) by Pompeja Rossini for LaVie, FFL Store Sponsor on the Ansel Adams sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Rising Sun (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Dress: **FFL Exclusive** DNR Tanya Gowns & Pants in Purple by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree, Sim Sponsor for the Ansel Adams sim at Fashion for Life
  • Earrings: Fulo Lacey Earrings – Amethyst by Dita Tran for Fulo, FFL Store Sponsor on the Irving Penn sim

 

Photo 2:

  • Hair: [e] Just – Black 04 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: : HS : Reverie : Ghosts (c) by Amesha Jewell for Heartsick Skins, FFL Store Sponsor, FFL Store Sponsor on the Mapplethorpe sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Rising Sun (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Dress: **FFL Exclusive** DNR RFL 2011 Mara Art Deco Collection Purple by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree, Sim Sponsor for the Ansel Adams sim at Fashion for Life

 

Photo 3:

  • Hair: [e] Early – Red 08 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: -Glam Affair- Mary Light – E/D/A 02 by aida Ewing for Glam Affair, FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Silver&Blue 3 (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Dress: **FFL Exclusive** DNR RFL 2011 Mara Art Deco Collection Black by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree, Sim Sponsor for the Ansel Adams sim at Fashion for Life
  • Earrings: FuLo – "Lacie" earrings – Ruby by Dita Tran for Fulo, FFL Store Sponsor on the Irving Penn sim
  • Ring: **FFL Gacha**  ::je suis::Gacha::tente::fire::ring (l) by Julia Merosi for je suis on the Helmut Newton sim
  • Bag: **FFL Exclusive**  ::je::suis::insouciant::bag black(hands) by Julia Merosi for je suis on the Helmut Newton sim
  • Shoes: N-core AURA "Noir" by Claire Messenger for N-Core, FFL Store Sponsor on the Helmut Newton sim

 

Photo 4:

  • Hair: Miamai_Anna Bun_Blonde_PinkBow_NO Forehead by monica Outlander for Miamai, FLL Store Sponsor on the Ansel Adams sim
  • Skin: **FFL Exclusive** LaVie Hope  Autumn Glory Normal #5 [H] cleavage by Pompeja Rossini for LaVie, FFL Store Sponsor on the Ansel Adams sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Green (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Dress: **FFL Exclusive** DNR Lana Satin & Lace Svelte Gown Pink by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree, Sim Sponsor for the Ansel Adams sim at Fashion for Life
  • Earrings: **FFL Exclusive** Alienbear’s ( Queen Maraget earrings RFL 2011 Special) by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear’s, VIP Sponsor and FFL Store Sponsor on the Ansel Adams sim

 

Photo 5:

  • Hair: Vanity Hair:Gala HP-Noir by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair on the Mapplethorpe sim
  • Skin: Style by Kira – Willow Skin 01E by Kira Paderborn for Style by Kira, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Green (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Dress: **FFL Exclusive** DNR Tricia Lace Gowns in Pink by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree, Sim Sponsor for the Ansel Adams sim at Fashion for Life
  • Earrings: Zivanit Earring RFL2009 special by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear’s, VIP Sponsor and FFL Store Sponsor on the Ansel Adams sim

Blacklace at Fashion for Life

Mariska Simons hit on a vital part of SL life when she conceived of Blacklace—sex and love. In the business of seduction in SL, it’s not enough to just seduce with words (though those are important). We have the image of the avatar that plays into all this. When a woman wants to seduce a lover, prettying up and wearing lace or satin is a good plan.

Blacklace at Fashion for Life

Mariska’s lingerie is sometimes subtle but often pretty blunt. A Blacklace girl knows what she wants and how she’s going to get it. With laces and ties, leather and bindings, garters and thongs, she’s telling you pretty strongly what’s on her mind, and it isn’t a trip to the grocery store.

Blacklace at Fashion for Life

Mariska also knows that a girl wants to feel pretty. It’s the outward manifestation of her inner image—she is sexual and beautiful, strong and assertive. She wants to show off her beauty and revel in her femininity. And for many who are in SL, being able to do this fulfills our fantasies.

Blacklace at Fashion for Life

Mariska gladly offered to be a VIP Sponsor and Store Sponsor for Fashion for Life. She realized supporting this cause would be a great opportunity to give back some of what SL has given her. As well as offering money out of her own pocket to be a VIP Sponsor, Mariska will have a store at Fashion for Life where she will donate 4 items whose proceeds go to the American Cancer Society via the RFL program in SL. Grab some of these pretties and other beautiful things in her store and help her fight for the cure.

Blacklace at Fashion for Life

Make sure you attend the Fashion for Life, March 12-22, on 9 sims hosted by the American Cancer Society and SL’s Relay for Life!

Photo 1:

  • Hair: [e] Lasting – Blonde 07 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: Style by Kira – Abigail Skin 01A by Kira Paderborn for Style by Kira, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Eyes: TBA FFL Store Sponsor
  • Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Angelic: Limited Edition White Satin Bra Set by Mariska Simons for Blacklace, VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Necklace: Alienbear Design (Kielo Set white) by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Designs, VIP Sponsor and Store Sponsor for Fashion for Life
  • Shoes: *GF* Ribbon Slingback Shoes –silver by Cerberus Noel for *G Field*, VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life

Photo 2:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * HELENA * /black by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Skin: -Glam Affair – Nina V-Day 01 by aida Ewing for Glam Affair, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Dark Secrets: Black Leather Corset Set by Mariska Simons for Blacklace, VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Boots and Cuffs: + ADDiCTIA + Adnata Boots Goth V1.0 by Oct Oakleaf for + ADDiCTIA +, FFL Store Sponsor

Photo 3:

  • Hair: [e] Wish – Black 02 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: (AMD) Ava – Tan – Lustrous *Night Sky* by Apple May for Apple May Designs, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Sweetness: Teal Floral Satin Set by Mariska Simons for Blacklace, VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Shoes: *GF* Ribbon Slingback Shoes -dark green by Cerberus Noel for *G Field*, VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life

 

Photo 4:

  • Hair: [e] Away – Red 10 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: (AMD) Ava – Tan – Lustrous *Glaze* with (AMD) Lash Set 2 by Apple May for Apple May Designs, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Lashes: Miamai_NoAlpha Lashes N15_No Facelight by monica Outlander for Miamai, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Lingerie: ~Blacklace~ Heart Breaker: Red Satin & Lace Bra Set by Mariska Simons for Blacklace, VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Earrings: Ear Candy ~ CW Simple Emerald Cut Diamond Earrings by Maeve Mortlock for Ear Candy, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Shoes: BM Audrey Pumps – Blacks & Reds by Pixieplumb Flanagan for Baby Monkey, FFL Store Sponsor

Alienbear Designs at Fashion for Life

Dear Readers-

As you may or may not know, I have taken on the task of Co-Leading the Fashion for Life this year with Syngen Sohmers. With 9 sims, over 160 stores, and a hunt and gatchas, it’s gearing up to be quite the event. We have only a handful of stores left to fill. The sims are going to be amazing. The list of stores is incredible. The spirit behind it all is truly heartfelt.

One of the things I personally wanted to do was make sure I thank our more substantial donors with blogs highlighting their great work in SL. Their contributions have been incredibly generous—especially our sim sponsors’. While some have argued the American Cancer Society is not the best charity (for various complicated reasons that go far beyond what I am willing to get into here), they have a representative in-world, so I am assured all the donations are going into the right hands. They also have a considerable in-world backing and momentum through the SL RFL group—clearly this is important to SL folks. And finally, who has not been touched by cancer? Who of us can say this ultimately doesn’t help us or someone we love down the line?

One of the premier jewelers in SL, Alienbear Gupte has been designing and making jewelry since 2005. Alienbear’s preference for “simple but elegant” jewelry has made her one of the leaders in elegant jewelry across the grid.

Alienbear at FFL

Alienbear brings her talents to SL and the Fashion for Life fair from Hong Kong, and with her beautiful assistant, supermodel Mui Mukerji, she keeps women and men across the grid bedecked in jewels. She has now branched out into RL jewelry creation, which she documents on her personal blog.

Alienbear at FFL

Alienbear’s involvement with Fashion for Life has numbered  several years. She has felt strongly about supporting the cause for RFL and ACS, and she will once again donate items that will give 100% of their sales income to the American Cancer Society. In addition, she generously donated as a VIP Sponsor for this year’s Fashion for Life. If you want to know more about what constitutes a VIP Sponsorship, click through to our sponsorship levels.

Alienbear at FFL

I show here Alienbear’s beautiful work, two pieces which were previous RFL donations. Note that Alienbear’s work relies on the use of textures and regular prims (not sculpties). Her textures add the sparkle that pushes the jewelry into precious gems territory. Alienbear keeps besting herself with each creation—they are more and more elaborate yet contain her signature touches—the beautiful long blooming buds, the gracefully swirling flourishes, the intricately entwined links.

Alienbear at FFL

Photo 1:

Hair: [e] Rumor 2 – Black 04 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life

Skin: -Glam Affair- Castalia- MedTan – 04 by aida Ewing for Glam Affair, FFL Store Sponsor

Eyes: From a TBA FFL Store Sponsor

Lashes: Miamai_NoAlpha Lashes N15_No Facelight by monica Outlander for Miamai, FFL Store Sponsor

Earrings: Alienbear Designs-Azucena II soft antique gold Earrings white) by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Designs, VIP Sponsor and Store Sponsor for Fashion for Life

Crown: Alienbear Designs-Azucena Queen soft antique gold Crown (white) by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Designs, VIP Sponsor and Store Sponsor for Fashion for Life

Necklace: Alienbear Designs-Azucena soft antique gold necklace white) by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Designs, VIP Sponsor and Store Sponsor for Fashion for Life

Photo 2:

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * FAME I * / black by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor and Store Sponsor for Fashion for Life

Skin: :: Exodi :: Sylvan Nuit – Beloved – Dk by Ryker Beck for Exodi, FFL Store Sponsor

Earrings: Alienbear’s (Mayur earrings I black) by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Designs, VIP Sponsor and Store Sponsor for Fashion for Life

Necklace: Alienbear’s (Mayur Necklace (Black)) by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Designs, VIP Sponsor and Store Sponsor for Fashion for Life

Photo 3:

Hair: [e] Wish – Black 05 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life

Skin: -Glam Affair- SofiaV2- MedTan – 07 by aida Ewing for Glam Affair, FFL Store Sponsor

Earrings: Alienbear Design (Zivanit Necklace RFL2009 special)  by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Designs, VIP Sponsor and Store Sponsor for Fashion for Life

Necklace: Alienbear Design (Zivanit earrings RFL2009 special) by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Designs, VIP Sponsor and Store Sponsor for Fashion for Life

Photo 4:

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * TESSA * / naturals by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor and Store Sponsor for Fashion for Life

Skin: *Glance Skins – Natasha – 05 by Joakim Asbrink for Glance, FFL Store Sponsor

Earrings: Alienbear’s (Sakura Heart Earrings RFL10 special) by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Designs, VIP Sponsor and Store Sponsor for Fashion for Life

Necklace: Alienbear’s (Sakura Heart Necklace RFL10 special) by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Designs, VIP Sponsor and Store Sponsor for Fashion for Life

Enchantment

Just around the corner in every woman’s mind – is a lovely dress, a wonderful suit, or entire costume which will make an enchanting new creature of her.  ~Wilhela Cushman

Enchantment

When I first got to SL, I didn’t quite get the whole point of weddings in SL. I got partnership (mostly but that’s a whole other story, considering my partner is a friend only), I understood ball gowns, but the whole wedding thing I didn’t quite grasp. When I thought about it, though, there is something truly fantasy-based about weddings too, and if in your real life you were unable to have the big blow-out, huge-dress, 10 attendants, bridezilla, ice-sculpture wedding you always wanted, you can have it here (and it doesn’t cost quite as much).

Monica Outlander has tapped into that spirit with a set of bridal dresses she recently released. Taking her beautiful design expertise from her gorgeous evening gowns and applying it to bridal gowns was a no-brainer and she offers a line that has something for everyone. I chose this dress because of its traditional full-blown silhouette—the huge skirt, the draped fabrics around the waist, the enormous headpiece—it’s wedding theater at its finest.

Enchantment

I wear a fresh skin from Tuli Asturias with another lip gloss from Mocksoup Graves. I am really enjoying playing with these lip and eyeshadow colors from Mocksoup. How else could I make myself look more like myself than by adding the lip color I like that is not a Tuli color so I look just a wee bit different from other Tuli girls.

My necklace was made by Alienbear Gupte and was her contribution for the RFL Clothing Fair. If you look closely at it, you can be appropriately blown away by the intricacy of the design and the beauty of the textures. Alienbear is one of SL’s premier jewelers.

Alienbear will be participating in this year’s Fashion for Life as a VIP Sponsor. You will be hearing more and more from me in this blog about that event, which I am running. Lots is going on behind the scenes, all of it absolutely amazing. We have had unbelievable generosity from incredible designers like Alienbear who have chosen to up their sponsorship for this event so that more money goes directly to the American Cancer Society. Soon I will start cross blogging for that event with the Fashion for Life website so you can hear more about all these amazing designers.

Enchantment

“Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.”  ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden (Yeah, only a bachelor who lives in the woods would say that.)

Hair: >TRUTH< Tina – blood by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: [:T:] Eva / sunkissed / br :: 01 Bare by Tuli Asturias for Tuli

Makeup: M.O.C.K Cosmetics Tall Poppy Lip Gel (Lipcolor only) by Mocksoup Graves for *M.O.C.K cosmetics* *

Dress: Miamai Wedding Collection_Arielle by monica Outlander for Miamai *

Necklace: Sakura Heart Necklace RFL10 special by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Designs

Heart of Gold

A lot of chatter has been going around people stealing other people’s ideas, etc. It’s getting disheartening to hear all of it. Most of it is not *theft* per se. It’s just jumping on a good thing. To be honest, raising a big fuss is just creating unnecessary drama. Smart people know when to “borrow” ideas and how to use them. Smart people know when it’s worth a fight. Outright copying makes you look bad. Banging the drums and creating a big stink just puts the smell on you.

Heart of Gold

Sascha Frangilli was recently the target of such a campaign, and frankly, it made the aggressor look foolish. Sascha was accused of copying a skirt—not the textures, just the prim design. To be honest, a skirt’s a skirt in SL. You can use a script to make it. Heck, I have made skirts–they are not that big a deal. Next thing you know someone is going to be DMCA’ing someone over a plywood box.

Sascha is known for her textures. (She is also known for her kindness and generosity—the aforementioned “heart of gold.”) She creates new ones for each dress and applies them to the same set of skirts she has already built, tweaking the system pieces and accessories to make each creation a new one. It’s a smart way to work—her customers know what they are getting and know it fits. It’s her way and has served the ladies of SL well for a few years now. Take, for example, this new dress from Sascha. With her characteristically glittering gold texture, rounded decollatage, assortment of skirt offerings, from slim as shown here to a large “battleship” skirt, it is a great deal for glamorous evening wear.

Heart of Gold

I show it with a skin and chignon offered by Monyka Benelli and Monicuzza Babenco at this week’s Dressing Room. Monicuzza offers a rich beautiful alternative for women of color with this skin—it’s very distinctively Monicuzza’s with the heavy eyeliner and glowing skin.

Necklace is by the unimitable Alienbear Gupte. Who else could twist and turn a prim like that and then put a texture on it to make it look like pure gold dripping with pearls and flowers?

Heart of Gold

I have quoted this already but it bears repeating:

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”
— Jim Jarmusch

Hair: *YS & YS* BigChignon Brown by Monyka Benelli for YS&YS, sold at The Dressing Room (sold with skin below)

Skin: *YS&YS* Ashanti Glow for TDR by Monicuzza Babenco for YS&YS, sold at The Dressing Room

Dress: SAS – Saleya Gold by Sascha Frangilli for Sascha’s Designs *

Jewelry: !Alienbear Designs-Azuena Queen & Princess Antique Gold Set by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Designs *

Erehwon Yoshikawa’s comment is making me amend this blog so you can ALL watch this. I love it. Johanna Blakley speaks for TED.

Pink Profusion

Pink is a challenge for me. Unlike other little girls, I never found pink to be my favorite color. I have actually warmed up to its charms. It’s red.. but lighter.

Pink Profusion

Therefore, when I was presented with an opportunity to feature a new gown and jewelry, I instantly chose pink. It was a challenge for me to show the work of these great creators with full justice.

Sparkle Skye and Alienbear Gupte have collaborated to make a set of fashions that can work together or apart. This glorious dress from Sparkle Skye includes four skirt lengths (short, ballgown, short train and long train as you will see scrolling down the blog). Then the trains include very subtle sparkles—very VERY subtle blings. She takes it past fantasy ballgown into the true fantasy realm by including wings. If you are a fae, you will want this badly.

Pink Profusion

The gown, which includes two different bodice and sleeve styles, is for the woman who wants to be a fairy princess (and who doesn’t secretly want that at least once). And she provides it a proliferation of colors.

Pink Profusion

Then Alienbear Gupte offers this beautifully constructed jewelry to match all the colors of the dress with its charming heart motif, echoing the heart in the bodice. Alienbear does amazing building and it’s clear she doesn’t use machines. It’s incredibly impressive.

Pink Profusion

A proliferance of pink passion:

Hair: ::69:: CHROME – Pink – by Kumii Yoshikawa for ::69::

Skin: -Belleza- Alyson PALE 0 by Tricky Boucher for Belleza *

Dress: *SS* Ciara – Fae of Spring- Pink by Sparkle Skye for Sparkle Skye *

Jewelry: Alienbear Designs (Princess Venus Pink) by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Designs *

Shoes: *FN* Ntinda Ballerina – pink by Aleida Rhode for Aleida

Taming the Wild

I have been planning my in-world holiday party, which promises to be a fantastic fete. The theme is flamenco, so I have been trying on outfits. This one is a definite contender.

Taming the Wild

Elettra Gausman is a designer of elegance and theatricality. Her dresses belong on catwalks for beauty pageants as well as on red carpets. She especially seems to have a keen understanding of how to make the system skirt work, making it sexy and long. In this dress, she takes advantage of the stretch of the front of the skirt—a place that often “breaks” by making it slit up to there. But she breaks the unfortunate necessary roundness of the skirt by putting in a prim skirt at the knee, turning it into something elegant and graceful.

Taming the Wild

Then there’s the dangerous back, cut down to a very provocative end point. One pixel more and this would seem absurd but as it is, it is very sexy and sensuous. The texture glistens, especially at the waist and hemline. She hit on a great combo here.

Elettra includes a set of handmade pearls that drape down the back with this dress. They just didn’t work for me, so I chose to wear a set of black pearls from Alienbear Gupte. I especially like the earrings—the pearls are handsomely arranged and of a sheen and shape that conveys richness.

I am wearing a hair from Aemilia Case, who does an amazing number of versatile and cute hairs. This one I especially like because it is elegant and dressy with its side chignon and PERFECT for flamenco. I colored the originally pink hibiscus red to match the lipstick in Tuli Asturias’ skin.

Taming the Wild

Finally, the shoes. I show here a wonderful pair from Sissy Pessoa. I am not sure when Sissy sleeps—her store is chock full of new and wonderful content. She has a whole area of SHOES (which is a downfall for me). The shoes I show here are especially elegant with their sleek stiletto and sweet buckle.

Taming the Wild

I think it’s a tremendous amount of fun. Flamenco is about life and especially life, death and love — and your mother. ~ Mary Fishler

Hair: PE Portia Kohl by Aemilia Case for Philotic Energy *

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (fair/br) F.Y.L.O. red by Tuli Asturius for []::Tuli::[] *

Dress: *OC* Silver Sexy Tiger by Elettra Gausman for Orage Creations

Necklace and Earrings: Alienbear Design (Ambroisa II black Pearl set) by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Design

Ring: P.C; Black Pearl Ring by Cora Lu for Paper Couture

Shoes: * Baiastice__stiletto black by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice

The Primcess Returns

It’s been a long time since I have felt truly myself, but in today’s outfit, Harper has reemerged. I am in my skin, I am surrounded by hundreds of beautiful prims, and I am dressed elegantly.

Primcess Returns

I am wearing one of Lorac Farella’s new Life-Warm skins. I slipped this skin on and immediately I was back to being Harper—the sophisticated, elegant, womanly, sexy Harper I always imagine myself to be, at least. (And I want to know, how many skins can you get this close on and still find stunning?)

Primcess Returns

Lorac has dialed into the right formula with her newly released artistically hand-drawn skins—the eyes are emotive, the lips are full and beautiful without being overblown, the skin is gently blushed but textured with shadow and depth, the décolletage is soft and curvy, and the eyebrows are.. well, you know how I feel about eyebrows. They are perfect! These skins were made for me it feels like, and undoubtedly you, dear readers, will be seeing more of them.

Primcess Returns

I have donned Alienbear Gupte’s beautiful jewelry. Diamonds ARE this girl’s best friend and in this case, so is the beauty of finely worked gold prims and many of them. Alienbear keeps besting herself with each creation—they are more and more elaborate yet contain her signature touches—the beautiful long blooming buds, the gracefully swirling flourishes, the intricately entwined links. (Check out the tiny diamonds in the channels of the bracelet.) This particular set comes with two crowns (one which comes in two pieces due to SL’s prim link limits), a necklace (also in two pieces—yes, this is how many prims Alienbear has put together), two sets of earrings, and a left and right bracelet.

Primcess Returns

Let’s face it—one of the best things about being a woman in SL is that you can have a huge evening gown wardrobe and dress like a princess whenever you want and you don’t feel ridiculous or overindulgent. Sparkle Skye ably sates that need with her gorgeous and elaborate evening gowns. This particular gown comes with a short option, a semi-sheer and a non-sparkling or sparkling skirt.

Primcess Returns

I’m ba-ack:

Hair: ETD Loraine 2 – Crimson by Elikapeka Tiramisu for ETD

Skin: Pulse Skin-Life/Tone 4 Warm m1 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins *

Dress: *SS* Madame X – Snow by Sparkle Skye for Sparkle Skye Designs

Jewelry: !Alienbear Designs-Azuena Queen & Princess Antique Gold Set by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Designs *