Love’s in Need of Love Today

Love's in Need of Love Today

Good morn or evening friends
Here’s your friendly announcer
I have serious news to pass on to every-body
What I’m about to say
Could mean the world’s disaster
Could change your joy and laughter to tears and pain

It’s that
Love’s in need of love today
Don’t delay
Send yours in right away
Hate’s goin’ round
Breaking many hearts
Stop it please
Before it’s gone too far

~ “Love’s in Need of Love Today” by Stevie Wonder

Love's in Need of Love Today

Heard this on KCRW this morning and thought it was a great reminder cased in a beautiful song and luscious voice. And I felt love, true love, when Zaara Kohime came out with this dress today. In this dress you see great design and beauty combined. First start with the colors and texture—rich, textured, glorious. I can feel a million little silkworms working their magic to make the fine threads that were woven. I can feel the weight and quality of this fabric and the labor of the finest Indian artisans who wove it. I can detect the scent of the dressmaker’s perfume, the designer’s first sketch leading to this gorgeous piece. Wear it with materials turned on and you just go, “Wow!”

Love's in Need of Love Today

Lest you think I am waxing poetic over nothing here, let me point out the design. Zaara did her own mesh and did it wonderfully. She has cleverly made the silhouette of a lady with a perfect peek-a-boo at the calf, a nice simple wraparound at the bust and a form-fitting mesh that moves gracefully with the avatar. Combining the perfect alpha with great rigging is the secret here. There is no bump in the hip as it transitions from waist to hip (which I see a lot in mesh dresses) or a weirdly shaped rear-end. She even gets the transition of the fabric as is wraps around built into the mesh. I feel as exhilarated wearing this as I do driving my friend’s Audi—fine engineering and beauty give me chills.

Love's in Need of Love Today

This is why I had to style this dress with Truth Hawk’s newest hair, also a piece of beauty and fine engineering. He has finally got his HUD, his vendors, his textures down pat. Now he can send out pretty things for us to enjoy. I really have to hand it to Truth—he has never sat back on his success and let himself become obsolete as a result. H’es always seeking ways to make things better for his customers.

Izzie Button’s beautiful new skin at the Liaison Collaborative was my choice today. With several brow options, cleavage, eye makeups and lipsticks all in one pack, it’s a bargain and perfect for this elegant look. And I had to don AvaGardnerKungler’s gorgeous work again because nothing suits a beautiful dress as much as elegant and well-done jewelry. Finally, shoes with a lace overlay from Eboni Khan for Siddean Munro’s feet from Collabor88  pull it all together.

It’s a perfect moment with this look to tell you all about Harper Ganesvoort’s 5th Annual Oscar Fashion Photo Contest has started and runs until March 2. Harper funds the prizes herself and not with income from SL, so I think you would all agree the 28,500L in prizes promised so far is incredibly generous. This gown *hint*hint* would be an ideal choice for a photo.

Love's in Need of Love Today

People you know that
Love’s in need of love today
love’s in need of love today
Don’t delay
don’t de-lay

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Rowan by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Izzie’s – Maci Skin sunkissed BLB CL with Izzie’s – Lipstick dark red and Izzie’s – Maci Eyeshadow gold by Izzie Button for Izzie’s, available at the Liaison Collaborative

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Ren eyes -Lolly- by Keiba for UMEBOSHI

Dress: Zaara : Suhina sequin gown *gold* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara *

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Walhalla necklace – Copper by AvaGardner Kungler forKunglers Extra *

Nail appliers: Izzie’s – Slink Metallic Nails Applier Huds (hands & feet) by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Kasos – NudeLace by Eboni Khan for Hucci, available at Collabor88

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

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The Necessity of Roses

Ballgown

One may live without bread, not without roses. ~ Jean Richepin

Ballgown

Give Mami Jewell a bouquet of roses and she doesn’t just put them in a vase of water—she creates a full bloom of a dress, including roses trailing down the body and a flounce of flowered lace. She swaddles this lovely bouquet in her signature satin textures, creating a gown that is asymmetrical and elegant.

Ballgown

The blush of a beautiful skin is the gilding on the rose, this one from Tricky Boucher. I opted for a neutral lip to allow the beauty of the dress and my deep green eyes from Ikon Innovia to show through. I love this updo from Truth Hawks with it’s dramatic waves—so sexy.

Ballgown

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.”

Hair: >TRUTH< Mayim – cherry by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: -Belleza- Shyla Tan 7 with -Belleza- Shy/Betty Tan lips 7 by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Field (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Dress: -AZUL- Olga skirt/Champagne by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *

Earrings: p.c.; Crystal Clusters Earrings by Cora Lu for Paper Couture

Shoes: – Shoes Loona – 12colors / REDGRAVE by TeamRedgrave for Redgrave

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations

Peeking out from beneath a broad brimmed hat

Peeking out from under a broad brimmed hat

“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” ~ Charles Bowden

Peeking out from under a broad brimmed hat

Peeking out from beneath a straw hat is always a different experience. It’s like you are in your own personal room, sheltered from the sun, viewing things from beneath a protective canopy. And dang hasn’t it been hot? That is why this tropical sundress from melissa46 is so perfect—stylish and cool, its simple mesh shape has the best texture for keeping cool. I really love how she placed this abstract look on this dress.

Peeking out from under a broad brimmed hat

My hair is one of Kavar Cleanslate’s offerings for the Hair Fair, and gosh, I love these swept aside bangs. The style is ideal for being under a straw hat like this. I love my pale skin from Aida Ewing, an inexpensive offering at Collabor88 and a great way to grab this premier skin maker’s work at a below-value price.

Peeking out from under a broad brimmed hat

“In summer, the song sings itself.”  ~William Carlos Williams

Hair: ::Exile::Crush:Marone by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile::, available at Hair Fair 2012

Skin: -Glam Affair-  Roza – Natural 01 D by aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at Collabor88 *

Eyes: IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Bleached Aqua by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Dress: ][PULL][ Herx Dress by melissa46 for ][PULL][

Hat: SAIKIN straw floppy hat plain by saikin Inaka for SAIKIN

Earrings: *Paola Hoop Earrings RED J/SILVER* by Danielle Astonia for LaForgia Jewels *

Bracelet: Djinn & Tonic – Coco Blvd Bangle by Babyhoney Bailey for Djinn & Tonic

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix MANA Edith Electric Red by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix *