Last Minute Christmas

I have been a very lucky woman this holiday. I have been surrounded by friends, filled with holiday warmth, and the recipient of some amazing gifts. However, I am scrambling like everyone else to fill out my list. I have some ideas….

Last Minute Christmas

Shiryu Musashi passed this over today—a limited edition of his Tender Blossoms dress—this time in the Winter Night version. The interesting thing about this is that it will only be offered tonight, starting at midnight and ending at 6 am. He will sell them til he sells 200 and then it’s done. Amazingly, the dress is available for a mere 169L and it’s TRANSFERABLE. That means, for that low price, you can get yourself or your friend something that no one else on the grid will be wearing (except me… and my secret Santa recipients).

Last Minute Christmas

I am showing Elizabeth Tinsley’s exquisite earrings and ring, which are a seasonal offering. Random Calliope’s protege and butterfly launcher, Elizabeth carries on the tradition of tiny prim torture and placement with her lovely work. Additionally, shopping at her store gets you a bonus—if you buy the set for a friend, you get one for yourself. How can you beat that?

Get a gift card at Tuli or Truth and let your friend indulge in their goodies (since skins and hair are never transfer). In this case I show one of Truth’s newest offerings—Anise with a color-change band. And I wear Tuli Asturias’ beautiful skin from the For Your Lips Only line.

Last Minute Christmas

Finally, a nod to Bax Coen’s Prestige boots in suede with color changing menus. I love these. I put them on, select “Night” from the blue collection, and I am good to go. Somehow I think Shiryu made this dress to be worn with these boots. Or was it vice versa? Bax made the boots for the dress? Well, who cares? They fit.

Last Minute Christmas

The clock’s ticking:

Hair: >TRUTH< Anise – mocha by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

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

Dress: Tender Blossoms (Winter Night) by Shiryu Musashi for Musashi-Do (200 available, only from midnight to 6 a.m. slt, December 24) *

Earrings and rings: ET~Waltz of the Snowflakes by Elizabeth Tinsley for Frippery *

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Blue Suede by Bax Coen for Bax Boots *

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