Golden Girl

18 09 2010

Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever. ~ Horace Mann

Golden Girl

Gold seems so permanent, but really it’s ephemeral. Think about it—the golden sunlight of a fall day, the golden years of someone’s life, the golden promise of a new love—all over in a second it seems. Ava Lu captures the idea of a golden moment with a dress from the new fall Paper Couture collection, with gold that shimmers. this dress is particularly beautiful with its combination of great system piece use and sculpties.

The collar, loosely inspired by African silhouettes (as is most of the collection it seems), tops a “standard” asymmetrical, just-above-the knee dress. But the fabric of the dress is fantastic—gold underlaid with a distorted liquid metal vaguely animal print. It’s accented by a large gold peapod and flouncy waist tie.  Dark plum tights shot through with gold threads accents the dress.

Golden Girl

Hart Larsson’s skins are the only choice for such an elegant dress. With their hand-drawn character (Hart paints in his spare time in RL), Hart creates women whose faces seem less airbrushed and more realistically beautiful, although such beauty is rare. I wonder sometimes if this is Hart’s ideal woman, the one he hopes to meet some day.

Golden Girl

“You have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.” ~ James Matthew Barrie

Hair: =TEKUTEKU=gloss(cream) by momo Foulon for TEKUTEKU

Skin: [PXL] Candy NAT NE NudeLips MEB by Hart Larsson for PXL *

Dress: p.c; Gathered Skins by Ava Lu for Paper Couture, available at the Modavia Fashion Week

Nails: Candy Nail #P027 Clear French 3color change by peche Bury for Candy Nail

Shoes: [Armidi Gisaci] Barcelona Slingback  – Bole w/Gold by Nicole David for Armidi





What French Women Know

16 09 2010

“One is not born a woman; one becomes one.” ~ Simone de Beauvoir

What French Women Know

Pixivor Allen’s work is imbued with a sort of French female sensibility. It’s hard to explain but her fashions are feminine, easy, beautiful, light, dignified, and pragmatic all at once. These are not the clothes for Lady Gaga—they are the garments for Catherine Deneuve. Take, for instance, this dress that pixivor debuted at Modavia Fashion Week. Not only does she use the beautiful abstract rose motif throughout the dress (black and gray on cream), she pays attention to the details of the textures. The edges of the translucent skirt are trimmed with a black ribbon and the system piece has lace along the decolletage.

What French Women Know

She further makes this dress a wonderful piece by offering a jacket that includes an optional skirt. So in the top photo you see the dress as it is, above you see the dress with the jacket with optional skirt and below you see the outfit without the skirt. The jacket is an amazing piece of work with translucent materials and sculpty sleeves that gracefully balloon to the elbow. I can just feel the lightness of this beautiful fabric. Finally, she offers the shoes with the dress. While they aren’t magnificent, they are definitely wearable and a great look with the outfit.

What French Women Know

I show it with the free skin LeLutka is offering at the Modavia Fashion Week. And I have donned hair from momo Foulon, offered at the Hair Fair. I like momo’s hair a lot. She offers styles not often seen—cute short haircuts, updos, and longer. A lot of them seem heavily influenced by East Asian styles. (Yes, I am still watching stuff on crunchyroll.com). This updo was ideal for this look.

What French Women Know

French women have a keen sense of the brevity of time and the immediacy of pleasure. ~ Debra Ollivier, What French Women Know

Hair: =TEKUTEKU=marshmallow(firebrick) by momo Foulon for TEKUTEKU, available at the Hair Fair

Skin: [LeLutka]-LOLA_skissed-MFW2010(D Brows) by minnu Palen for LeLutka, offered at the Modavia Fashion Show

Dress (with shoes): -AlaFolie- FARFALLA mi-long by pixivor Allen for AlaFolie





Born to Be Wild

30 08 2010

There is something so sexy and exciting about animal prints.

Born to Be Wild

For her fall line, Anyusha Lilienthal has combined snakeskin, leopard print and zebra print with lace and leather for a whole themed line. This cute dress with a handkerchief hem looks like she has sawn panels of zebra skin in pieces to create a skirt under the snakeskin bodice. Sexy and simple, it’s graced by a stylish neck scarf.

Born to Be Wild

I show it with a new skin from Dragos Janus. His line of skins are more pronounced, very bold with bright makeups and strong features. I have thought about why such stronger make ups might be preferred by some residents, and I can only conclude that on smaller monitors, they are simply more distinguishable.

Born to Be Wild

The shoes are the very fashionable bootie/high heel combos that are so stylish now, made by Claire Messenger. I am seeing boots with the peep toe in magazines for the fall and wondering why anyone would bundle themselves up just to expose their toes, but in SL it makes all sorts of sense—you wanna show off your prim toes. Add to that the sexy way the material wraps around the ankle and the brilliant color-change heels (I chose red just for pop).

Born to Be Wild

Wild thing, you make my heart sing:

Hair: =TEKUTEKU= Marbles(black) by momo Foulon for =TEKUTEKU=

Skin: [eStyle Exquisite]  Venice X3 – fair 24 by Dragos Janus for eXquisite *

Dress: Ibizarre Zebra Dress by Anyusha Lilienthal for Ibizarre *

Nails: Armidi – (True Enhance) Painted Nails – Cherry III by Nicole David for Armidi

Shoes: N-core CHERIE XtremeHeel “Black pattent” BOXED by Claire Messenger for N-core

Poses by Rogan Diesel for Diesel Works *





Ripple

4 07 2010

There are a few friends in SL who are dear to me, whose friendship reaches beyond SL. (I am sure everyone has friends like that.) Douglas Story is one of those friends. So it was with great pleasure that I got the first dance with him at the opening of his new art installation with Desdemona Enfield and March McBain, called “Ripple.”

Ripple

I wore Indyra Seigo’s gorgeous dress, which is being offered as her RFL donation at the RFL Fashion Fest. I can’t speak enough about the elegance and sultriness of this dress, from the beautiful rendered platinum textures to the perfectly placed gems. With its mix of exoticism and sensuality, it’s one of the most beautiful and unique offerings at the RFL Fashion Fest. (And I will note this gown is transferable, so you may easily gift it to your lady friend.)

Ripple

I donned Tuli Asturias’ new offering at the Dressing Room, this sexy version of Gina. If you keep going back, you will probably accumulate an entire fat pack of Tuli’s beautiful skins at a great deal.

Ripple

I shamelessly posed at the exhibit itself. I strongly encourage you to visit. Douglas’ video images and background combine with Desdemona’s incredible scripting abilities and beautiful sounds from March. Like DynaFleur and StormEye, the piece is based on interaction with avatars. So you have to be there to see it. Click on things, change the textures, make the walls flip.  Take a date and float to the bottom of the huge vase and there are poseballs for dancing. And drop a thanks to Tayzia Abattoir and Larry Pixel, whose NMC group is so generously hosting it.

Ripple

We have art so that we may not perish by the truth. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Hair: =TEKUTEKU= Marbles(black) by momo Foulon for =TEKUTEKU=

Skin: []::Tuli::[] The Dressing Room LE :: Gina 03 by Tuli Asturias for Tuli, exclusive to the Dressing Room

Dress: by Indyra Seigo for Indyra Originals for RFL Fashion Fest

Shoes: *KL* Sandals Nadia Silver Display by Babette Ultsch for Kitties Lair

Photography done on site at “Ripple” on the Ars Simulacra sim.








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