Sing, Sing, Sing

Sing, Sing, Sing

When the music goes around,
Everybody’s goes go to town.
But here is one thing you should know
Sing sing sing sing everybody start to sing like dee dee dee, bah bah bah dah
Now you’re singin with a swing

~ “Sing, Sing, Sing” by Benny Goodman

Sing, Sing, Sing

Swing on over to Genre this month because the collective artists that make up the event are working on the theme of “Big Band Swing.” June Dion contributed with this great sleep dress, a mix of mesh and system pieces with a sexy tight fit and sleek, snazzy trim to make this dress have a touch of menswear style. Little music barrettes from Ravenna Rossini evoke Big Band style and wonderful shoes from Tiffy Vella, to be work with Slink feet, add wonderful vintage bows to the look. Elegant poses from Olaekna Chesnokov that she will be selling at Pose Fair, which opens April 19, dropped in my lap so I could pose dramatically.

Sing, Sing, Sing

I am, of course, dancing to the swing playing on the grammophone from Spooky Mistwallow, also available at Genre. I wore an old vintage standby—my favorite wavy style from Kin Keiko. A trip over to the Cosmetic Fair helped me dress up my luxe skin from Ava Grau. Deep red lips from Constance Daehlie and golden eye make up from Nikohl Hax makes my beautiful sing, sing, singer glamorous and read for the big screen.

Sing, Sing, Sing

Swing swing swing swing, listen to the trumpet swing
Blow blow blow blow, listen to the trombones go

Hair: kin-Jennifer-[blonde] by Kin Keiko for Kin

Skin: *Glance Skins – Aina – SKT05 – Blonde Brows by Ava Grau for Glance

Eye makeup: .random.Matter. – Avanti Shadows – Gold Dust by Nikohl Hax for .random.Matter., available at Cosmetic Fair

Lipstick: #adored – blossom lips – velvet – medium by Constance Daehlie for adored, available at Cosmetic Fair

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – velik by Constance Daehlie for adored, available at Cosmetic Fair

Dress: ::: B@R ::: Big Band Bingo by June Dion for Bare Rose, available at Genre *

Barettes: Frogstar – Big Band Glitz Hair Clip (Gold) by Ravenna Rossini for Frogstar, available at Genre *

feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) S – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Eclectica Swing Shoe-Gold Suede by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica, available at Genre *

Prop: =Mirage= Big Band Gramophone by Spooky Mistwallow for =Mirage=, available at Genre *

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo, available at Pose Fair 2014 (opens April 19) *

Azul at Fashion for Life

Evening wear in SL is a big deal. Lots of women and men want to come into SL and live out their fantasy and dream of being wealthy, well-dressed, and elegant. Mami Jewell understands this too well and caters to the well-dressed set with her beautifully textured dresses.

Azul at Fashion for Life

Mami’s offerings at Azul range from the drop dead sexy to elegant to dramatic. She has mastered the high-cut leg to perfection, making elegant sexy with a mere slit up the fabric of the skirt.

Azul at Fashion for Life

Mami has also mastered the prim, using sculpties and flexis with ease, allowing her design to dictate the prims rather than the reverse. Her texturing is unparalleled with shadows running over the prims and into the system pieces seamlessly, creating the perfect fantasy of beautiful couture.

Azul at Fashion for Life

Mami has generously contributed to Fashion for Life in the past with her designs. This year she has continued her generosity with a VIP Sponsorship. She knows the money she has donated and the money from her donated creations goes 100% to the American Cancer Society.

Azul at Fashion for Life

See what Mami is offering this year at the Fashion for Life, March 12-22, SL’s biggest fashion fair on 9 sims hosted by the American Cancer Society and SL’s Relay for Life.

 

Photo 1:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * WINDBLOWN* /naturals by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Skin: *Glance Skins – Natasha – 05 by Joakim Asbrink for *Glance Skins, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Dress: -AZUL- Linda –Amethyst by Mami Jewell for –AZUL-, VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Necklace: ZC : Balini Necklace *amethyst amber* by Zaara Kohime for {Zaara}, FFL Store Sponsor

 

Photo 2:

  • Hair: [e] Lasting 2 – Red 08 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: -Glam Affair- Castalia Skin – Natural 02 by aida Ewing for Glam Affair, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Dress: -AZUL- Milonga 3333rd ANV –Rosario by Mami Jewell for –AZUL-, VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Shoes: N-core PRELUDE XtremeHeel Red by Claire Messenger for N-Core, FFL Store Sponsor

 

Photo 3:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ZOE * / black by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Skin: Shapes by Kira – Tomoko Skin 01E Tone A by Kira Paderborn by Kira Paderborn for Style by Kira, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Dress: -AZUL- Mila/Black by Mami Jewell for –AZUL-, VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Boots: [Gos] Curvaceous Boot by Gospel Voom for [Gos], FFL Store Sponsor

 

Photo 4:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ISABELLE * /deepbrown by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Skin: (AMD) Ava – Tan – Lustrous *Night Sky* by Apple May for Apple May Designs, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Dress: -AZUL-Melinda/exclusive for RFL ClothingFair2010 by Mami Jewell for –AZUL-, VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Jewelry: Eclectica Victoriana in jade (including necklace, choker, earrings, bracelet, and ring) by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Shoes: I ALEIDA I Malene pumps – pistacie by Aleida Rhode for Aleida, VIP Sponsor and 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

The Out-of-Towner

When you read this I will be long gone, out of town, enjoying the pleasures of a full-amenity resort, while you, dear reader will be stuck at home in your jammies, reading my blog. (Actually, ok… it’s a water park we’re going to, and I don’t swim. Don’t envy me TOO much.)

the Out-of Towner

So while they swim, I will be out and about shopping. I realize this is not resort wear per se, but I am one of those uptight city ladies, ‘k? I don’t *do* flip flops. This jacket from toraji Voom is perfect for a weekend “in the country,” as I prefer to think of it. Woolen and warm, tailored and worn, this jacket travels well from city to country and back. I wear a swingy skirt from como Setsuko, flirty and autumnal and fun. Warm tights from Visa Volare keep my legs warm as the season turns to the cold.

This ever-versatile scarf from hiwinyu Fazuku keeps my neck warm. (Now, when I went to Paris, I wondered about scarves around the neck—were they fashion or function? I found out that one scarf around the neck can keep a person very warm without having to put in a heavy coat.) Yes, I realize my purse from Irie Campese is huge. I have my knitting in there, thank you, my iPad, kleenex, money, credit cards, sunglasses, a bottle of water, a granola bar, brochures, a map, umbrella, gum.. and a bundle of receipts ;)

the Out-of Towner

My skin is beautifully provided by Joakim Asbrink, who fashions her skins after international stars with a few change-ups. This one, named after the elegant First Lady of France, has beautiful autumnal coloring. The eyebrows are well shaped, the eye makeup is artistically done. My earrings are from Abraxxa Anatine’s skillful hands, certainly a pair that might be found in a high-end art jewelry shop on my travels. And I keep my new hair from Truth Hawks in place with his ingenious color-change hair band.

the Out-of Towner

(I won’t really be shopping—probably sleeping and knitting and reading books by the pool.)

Hair: >TRUTH< Nadine – auburn by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Glance-Bruna-Brown by Joakim Asbrink for Glance *

Jacket: **DP**yumyum tweed jacket : brown by toraji Voom for **DP**yumyum

Top: ::P:: Petunia Maia Tank, Bronze by Aree Lilibub for Petunia

Skirt: Yozoh* Koizora ( girl from asia ) by como Setsuko for Yozoh

Scarf: ::[ Mr.Poet ]::Wide Scarf by hiwinyu Fazuku for ::[ Mr.Poet ]::

Tights: Twosome – harvest tights . gold by Visa Volare for Twosome

Earrings: EarthStones Karin Earrings – Fire Agate by Abraxxa Anatine for Earthstones, available at the 2010 Jewelry Fair

Purse: {SMS} Short Strap Tote Tomato no pose by Irie Campese for {SMS}

Boots: *GF* Short Lace-Up Boots –Brown by Cerberus Noel for G Field

Saffron Skirts

The light is golden in the trees right now; summer is giving us her one last tease before it rains, the leaves all fall off the trees and winter comes to us. I am relishing every moment.

Saffron Skirts

This beautiful skirt from Zaara Kohime reminded me of that gold through the leaves of the trees. With her lush colorways, terrific patterns and rendering of the skirt with all its wrinkles and its uneven hem, Zaara once again wows. I especially like the high waist on this skirt with the ties around the waist and the ruffled prim at the top.

Janie Marlowe has opened a new store called Jane (terrific branding). She offers basic separates that reflect the sort of “emo” aesthetic that is popular among a certain subset in SL—pastel, grungified shades on frumpy sweaters and knit tops—kinda like what people are really wearing when they are at the computer. Janie can’t keep from making it pretty though and this top has great shadowing with a pretty lace on the top.

Saffron Skirts

Finally I show two designers’ pieces from the Jewelry Fair. First, Mouse Mimistrobell has grown by leaps and bounds with her jewelry work. This is what happens when someone keeps working on it—soon the prims do what she wants rather than her doing what the prims want. Her jewelry is beautifully antiqued and nostalgic. This choker (and thank you for the choker because sometimes that is just what I want) has beautiful metal textures and an exquisitely prickly dried-flower shape with a stone center. I love the organic shape worked with a metal—so ingenious.

My ruffle bracelet is from Evijan Cazalet, who has a relatively new store. She offers stones (great textures) on chains, artistic bracelets and this ruffled number which comes with a color changer for the ruffles, so you get 9-for-one without all the inventory. (And her prices are VERY reasonable.)

Saffron Skirts

“I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.” ~ Hamlin Garland

Hair: *eha~ Rin Orange M by Salut Erin for *eha

Skin: Glance-Bruna-Brown by Joakim Asbrink for Glance *

Top: jane.femme.lace cami.br chocolate by Janie Marlowe for Jane

Skirt: Zaara : Trishna print skirt *sunset* by Zaara Kohime for Zaara

Necklace and Earrings: Dark Mouse Milkweed Necklace – Copper and Dark Mouse Milkweed Earring – Copper by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse, available at the 2010 Jewelry Fair *

Bracelet: EVICA – Ruffled Bracelet – Black Leather by Evijan Cazalet for EVICA, available at the 2010 Jewelry Fair *

Shoes: J’s Real Toe Tassele Wedge Sandals ORANGE BROWN by JB Gazov for J’s