Purple Passion

Purple is the color of royalty, of modernity, of nature and spirituality. It’s also a very great color to make a simple suit suddenly seem bright and fashionable.

Purple Passion

In this case, Neferia Abel uses purple to great effect for this suit and culottes combo, washing plum over this tailored tweed ensemble. She takes what seems a very simple pattern and makes it work by adding studied shadows and details. Frankly, I am not always thrilled with a monochromatic look in an outfit but Neferia uses this to her advantage,  weighing silhouette against pattern against color to make a great design.

Purple Passion

Tuli Asturias’ Dressing Room offering for this week seemed a perfect fit to this suit. With the purple eyeshadow and neutral lip, it suits this look well. The shoes are a very generous group gift from Cerberus Noel and are pretty enough to get the fat pack.

Purple Passion

“She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.” ~ Proverbs 31:22, Bible, New International Version

Hair: LH_hair11_ley_white_L by Falastear Aeon for Little Heaven

Skin: []::Tuli::[] The Dressing Room :: Helena 01 by Tuli Asturias for Tuli, available exclusively at The Dressing Room *

Outfit: -L`Abel-Valja plum set by Neferia Abel for L’Abel

Earrings: [ glow ] studio – Glamour Earring Silver by Jocelyn Anatine for [ glow ]

Nails: [ Love Soul ] Posing nail*Oval-Pearl* by BlueStarRUI Villota for [ Love Soul ]

Shoes: *GF* Bow Strap Shoes “Kate” -plum- by Cerberus Noel for G Field

Sriracha Sauce

Today I was thinking about the hot sauce that I see around in restaurants—that thick red sauce in a huge squeeze bottle with the rooster on the front. It’s vaguely Thai or Vietnamese and a little is more than enough.

Sriracha Sauce

Vlinder Reitveld, who spends half her life travelling around Asia and the other half bringing it to SL, makes this Vietnamese dress pretty hot with her sparkling red textures and attention to detail. Notice the sculpty mandarin-style collar, the jewels that come off the top of the skirt onto the tummy, and the great prim overlay coming off the halter top (shown below, though not above).

Sriracha Sauce

I show the dress with a stunning makeup from Tuli Asturias’ new Eva line and a great ponytail from Falastear Aeon that I have been waiting to use and have finally found the best place.

Sriracha Sauce

These great little shoes were one of Vlinder’s offerings for the RFL Clothing Fair. I see she now has them in a Midnight Mania board at her shop—tap that board. I really love their kitten heel silhouette and Asian brocade texture. (Why can’t I find more kitten heels in SL?) I would love to see Vlinder make more colors.

Sriracha Sauce

Just a little heat, a little kick:

Hair: LH_hair29_irene_black_dark by Falastear Aeon for Little Heaven

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 5/bl) 05a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: **Vlintuition My-Duyen Ao Dai Gown – Scarlet Sparkle by Vlinder Reitveld for Vlintuition

Bangles: (Shiny Things) Ruma bangles – silver by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things

Shoes: **Vlintuition Chinese Brocade Heels by Vlinder Reitveld for Vlintuition

Roses for RFL

The coolest thing about the RFL Clothing Fair is that it is a huge mall, full of tons of designers, established and not, who are giving a piece of their work in benefit of cancer research but are also getting a chance to show off to a group of people they may not customarily hit. I have found some of my favorite designers in SL at the RFL Clothing Fair, previously unknown to me.

Roses for RFL

Elle74 Zaftig is a designer whose work you should get to know while you are there. I had met Elle74 Zaftig before because she did me the fine favor of making custom kilts for a friend (the McAlister and Wallace kilts now found in her shop). All she asked for were the tartans and she went to town. And boy does she know how to make a kilt. Now, there is nothing like a man in a kilt—the way his hips sway, the strength of his legs, the promise underneath. Elle gets that. She made this one specially for the RFL vendors—all proceeds will go to RFL. I suggest, gentlemen, if you want to catch a discerning lady’s eye, you get this one.

Roses for RFL

Elle also makes beautiful gowns. She made a McAlister tartan gown for me at one time that was stunning (and is being sold at RFL—woot!), and here she turns to making a more traditional gown to sell alongside the kilt. The most beautiful part of this gown, of course, is the trimming around the chest and arms. Look at the beautiful roses and laces and ribbons. (And Elle priced this at a mere 250L to get many buyers and donations—grab it!) I wear with this a lovely ring and earrings I got from Serenite Stransky’s shop at the Accessory Fair.

Roses for RFL

Finally let me talk about skin. I am wearing Tuli Asturias’ newest release, Eva. She has finally gotten a chance to get back in world to grace us all with her considerable talents. Eva is a subtle and beautiful. I have worn the preview skin over and over for these blogs; now she has come out with them, I get to wear the full set. You will be seeing more of these skins over the coming weeks.

Roses for RFL

Another skin maker I have been rockin on is KaoZ Koba (who with his fierce partner, Pompeja Rossini, has been running LaVie). You saw his work on my manly man. Now see him on this manly Scot in his kilts. (By the way, this kilt does have glitch pants. However, her men’s leather kilts are commando—as they should be ;))

Roses for RFL

How grand the human race would be
If every man would wear a kilt,
A flirt of Tartan finery,
Instead of trousers, custom built!

~ Robert Service, “A Song for Kilts”

Hair: LH_hair13_rabi _black_f_L by Falastear Aeon for Little Heaven

Skin: LaVie Mark Chin Beard Cut Hair Base Normal by KaoZ Koba for LaVie *

Kilt: _Bell_Prince Charlie Kilt – Dress Purple Scott by Elle74 Zaftig for Bellissima * available on the London sim at RFL Clothing Fair

“Lord, ye gave me a rare woman, and God! I loved her well.”
— Jamie speaking in “Dragonfly in Amber” by Diana Gabaldon

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/bl) 06a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress with hair and shoes: _Bell_Regina – RFL by Elle74 Zaftigfor Bellissima * available on the London sim at RFL Clothing Fair

Jewelry: !SyDS! Pastel Flower Ring and !SyDS! Pastel Flower Earring by Serenite Stransky for !SyDS!

Sparkling Snowflakes

I am kind of shivering writing this blog. I simply can’t wrap my head around the idea that snow is soon to come. I cling to the hope that somehow sunshine and warmth will persist in my very northern clime. Winter has already arrived at Never Never Land. PJ Trenton photographed me there in this dress for this stunning photo.

Sparkling Snowflakes

There are some, however, who can’t wait for snow to come. Clearly Nicky Ree is one of those folks, because she has entered the race for your holiday lindens with this absolutely stunning snowflake-embroidered dress. With it’s exquisite textures backless bodice, it crosses over from Ice Queen to a warm and sexy queen. The headpiece almost looks like an ushanka, made of snowflakes instead of fur. The glorious cape completes the look.

Sparkling Snowflakes

This can be worn as a traditional evening gown, however. Take off the cape and hat, and you have another of Nicky’s beautiful dresses. She echoes the snowflake motif through the skirt and train, giving them an icy and ethereal translucency in her characteristic train.

Sparkling Snowflakes

I styled this with a skin from Hart Larsson’s newest range—July. His skins are haute couture—very high fashion, very styled and traditionally beautiful. He offers a range with each purchase—3 skin tones, 8 colors lip colors, 5 different eye styles, and within your purchase, freckled or not, push up cleavage or not, and three eyebrown tints. I don’t want to think about how much uploading that cost! I would like to say his vendor is a little complicated to use at first but in the end, gives you all the goods quickly and efficiently.

I wear jewels from my favorite SL jeweler still, Random Calliope. Many have followed and mimicked Random, but he is truly the original.

Winter Wonder

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow:

Hair: LH_hair13_rabi _white_f_L by Falastar Aeon for Little Heaven

Skin: [PXL] July LT SpringRose DEB by Hart Larsson for [PXL Creations]

Dress: *DNR* Snow Dream Collection in Snow Blue by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree *

Jewelry: (WW by RC) Ice Queen by Random Calliope for Worthwhile

Written to “Oh What a World” by Rufus Wainwright as sung by Sonos