Thursday, August 27, 2015

Maya and Mr. X- Sascha Designs @ The Instruments thru Sept. 6

Mr. X is waiting for me on the veranda, enjoying raki and meze, when I breeze into the sunlight wearing this skin tight colorful halter dress that is an exclusive by Sascha Designs at the Instruments... it is as beautiful as the color of the sea and sky.... and Mr. X thought.... I looked exquisite.


I love the multi color flora and fauna of this mini that was definitely designed for attention.  I decide to tone it down a bit  with passion pink.... as I make my way to a  tiny hotel that  sits right on Bosphorus Strait, a 19th-century distillery renovated into a twenty-room enclave.  A secret to most, I thought.  I like the idea of a pirate's lair and Mr. X... especially .....wearing this.


Sascha's  dress called Maya... comes with a vibrant color changing hud that  offers five pantone colors... I am showing my three favorites although the lemon yellow and red are totally gorgeous and.... beguiling.


Tonight I think  I will  tell Mr. X about the greatest pirate ever, a woman, Hsi Kai, who commanded 50,000 pirates in the early 1800s (U.S. only had 5,000). Hsi Kai eventually agreed to a truce with the entire world all at once (because they just couldn’t beat her).  Let's see what he thinks about that.  

Wearing:
The Instruments Exclusive - Sascha Designs - Maya -- color changing hud 

Skin: October 4 Seasons - Zulay Chocolate
Eyeshadow - October 4 Seasons - Flossy
Lashes - October 4 Seasons - mesh Undaunted
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/115/126/3003

Sparkie Harland - Image Photography Meshudio Version 2
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mr. X - Back to School @ Sneak Peek Luxe Paris Exclusive

Mr. X and I talked about the end of summer ritual of getting ready to go back to school... there is always a sense of excitement in the air with the anticipation of what academic challenges lie ahead.
School Girl at Sneak Peek Luxe Paris

We wandered around Sneak Peek and found the cutest jumper created by Luxe Paris called Marie Jeanne Jumper with it's cute pockets, scoop neckline and argyle pattern in turquoise and mauve. The argyle pattern is derived from the tartan of Clan Campbell of Argyle Scotland.
Marie Jeanne Jumper at Sneak Peek - Luxe Paris

Another jumper by Luxe Paris offered at Sneak Peak is called Metric with a bold abstract print perfectly accented in grey.

Metric at Sneak Peek - Luxe Paris
The final jumper offered by Luxe Paris at Sneak Peak is  Paris School Girl in  a soft yellow and grey argyle with it's traditional pattern made of diamonds or lozenges that add a sense of three-dimensionality, movement and texture.

Wearing Luxe Paris Exclusives at Sneak Peek
Dress: Marie Jeanne Jumper, Metric and School Girl
Sneak Peek LM http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wedding/123/90/2658

Shoes - *New* Ghee - Natura Sandals with Metric with color changing Hud
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Qeestein/32/224/1501

Skin - *New* October 4 Season Skins - Alisha Pearl with six gorgeous make-ups and natural look. Make-up #5.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/115/126/3003

Sim- Devil's Island - Frankx Lefavre  - all are welcome to shoot and visit
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Devils%20Island/197/99/22

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mirrors and Mr. X - Virtual Diva Couture @ Sneak Peek

Marie Antoinette had everything.Her father was emperor. Her husband was king. She was queen. But... there is always a but... which means, forget everything I just said......
But Versailles suffocated her. She hated the acres of ormolu, miles of mirrors, armies of flatterers. She yearned for something else; she yearned for innocence...with a saucy side... of wow !! Just  like this new exclusive by Virtual Diva Couture called Mirrors at Sneak Peek.  
 I love  the  layer upon layer of tulle of this bell shaped skirt that is sheer and innocent... like a lovely ballerina stepping on her toes for the first time.  It is the perfect "cupcake" shape associated with the Lolita look.

The fine tailoring of the top with  it's  collar neckline, the criss cross  halter top and the remarkable hat embellished with lavish flowers evokes a Gothic Lolita neo Victorian look....a clothing  style marked by conspicuously dark, mysterious.... and yes, even antiquated features..doll like features.
So Mr. X since this look harkens back to the 19th century, I am on my best behavior... speaking politely...and crisply.... no slang, I promise and seeing through less jaded eyes.  So, my dear, Mr. X shall we promanade?

Wearing Sneak Peek Exclusive 
Dress  and Hat - Virtual Diva Couture - Mirrors
Sneak Peek LM - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wedding/123/90/2658
Shoes - Laureen - Wicca Merlin
Skin - October 4 Season Skins - Danika Holiday Doll
Lashes - October 4 Seasons - Mesh - Undaunted
Nails - Ghee - Fall Matte Pack Silver
Sparkie Harland - Image Photography Meshudio Version 2
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Mr. X and Judith @ The Instruments - * New * Wicca's Wardrobe

Mr. X told me to celebrate the onset of autumn I should wear the new dress called Judith and headpiece called Jude by Wicca's Wardrobe that are exclusives at The Instruments. It is a wild -luxe mix straight out of the warm colors of the New England autumn woods primed for the fashion eccentric in all of us.


Judith is for the woman who wants to wear it all... short mini and a long trailing train of glistening autumn leaves. It makes me want to march through the golden carpet of the season! I have paired Wicca's Wardrobe's new gladiator  heels called Laureen Heels with their striking gold accent buckles that are exclusives at The Instruments. I love these heels because they can be worn with so many things on the grid.
The headpiece that comes that matches Judith is called Jude, also an exclusive at The Instruments. Jude is as creative as it is beautiful with it's accent of yellow leaves, gold leather and roses the color of marsala wine --- 

And, then there is the neckpiece that is like mother earth has come alive and is celebrating the colors of autumn.... making me feel like the woodland nymph Arethusa -- a nubile maiden that loves the streams deep in the heart of the forest...Mr. X will find me waiting there for him.



Wearing:
Exclusives at the Instruments Through Sept. 6
Dress: Wicca's Wardrobe - Judith
Headpiece: Wicca's Wardrobe - Jude
Shoes: Wicca's Wardrobe - Laureen Heels
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/7km/189/167/22

Poses - LosBos - *New* - Lycilla (Poses sold individually are 25L  and there are 2 couple poses there as well  - LaBos Sack and Wrap Her Up )
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Infinity%20Club/28/186/22

Poses - LosBos- Peaches
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/zanze%20two/95/27/43

Skin: - October 4 Seasons Skins - Zulay Marigold
Eyemake-up October 4 Seasons Skins - Devine Eyeshadow Pack
Lashed - October 4 Seasons - Undaunted mesh with hud
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/115/126/3003

Sparkie Harland - Image Photography Meshudio Version 2
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 Earrings - Earthstone - Falling Leaves
Necklace - Earthstone - Falling Leaves Lariat Necklace
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EarthBound/165/139/23

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Blossom and Mr. X - New Ghee @ the Instruments

Ghee brings a preview of their new  Fall 2015 Collection to the August round of The Instruments... and what a treat it is... and so is the new skin by October 4 Seasons called Alisha in Pearl- to die for and I never kiss and tell... 


Mr. X told me he loved this dress in marsala, the pantone color of the year... it is no wonder why it combines the deep colors of the earth with the fire of red tones... it is like the satisfying richness of a really good meal.

Mr. X was entranced by this "flavorful shade" -- that is artfully combined with Chinese brocade flowers that flow and beguile and  date from the Suzhou  tapestry once worn by the Dragon Empress Cixi... and she was  amazing....
I love the  shoes they are elegant and made of embroidered  velvet.  They come with a hud that matches all the colors of this dress. The shoes mirror the  floral brocade in a snazzy design -- and the bell sleeves are pure art  --- that is  so ghee... sophisticated with a dash of fun... 

The skin is October 4 Seasons -- new -- Alisha -- sensual, sultry and subtle... it will stir up a reactions....  the colors  there are 6 make ups and one natural, tattoos and  appliers and other below the belt  surprises.... are in one word.... captivating... Mr. X is so IN love with this skin --- so, enough said!

Wearing: Ghee - The Instruments - *Exclusive*
Event LM  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/7km/180/193/22
Dress - Ghee - *Asian  Garden Dress* - Marsala  (also comes in Carbon, Aubergine, Cerulean, Persimmon and Artichoke)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/7km/165/176/22
Shoes - Ghee - *Embroidered Velvet heels*
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/7km/165/176/22

Skin - October 4 Seasons - *New*  Alisha - Pearl
Lashes - October 4 Seasons - Mesh - Undaunted
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/115/126/3003

Hair - Vanity - *New* - Lunatica - Must Haves

Sparkie Harland - Image Photography Meshudio Version 2
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Friday, August 21, 2015

The Artful Mr. X - Modern Couture @ The Instruments & New Skin October 4 Seasons

Mr. X told me that I glided through a sea of bourgeois pageantry as if from the worship of Greek figures such as Venus and Aphrodite in the exclusive new dress found at the Instruments by Modern Couture called the Artsy Fall Dress and in my new Latte skin by October 4 Seasons.


There is a wild and untamed element to this dress with it's  asymmetrical hemline and bold pattern that reminds me of a party (ok a nice word!!)  that is fun and spontaneous...think Bacchus!


The Arsty Dress comes in three shades -- I loved the teal blues because it reminds me of the tropics and the clear turquoise and azure waters found there... and of course, it reminds me of the eyes of my beloved Mr. X -- yes, they are the most gorgeous shades of blue just like this dress.


As for the skin, this is the new one by October 4 Seasons called Alisha in Latte -- it is the perfect Autumn Shade that goes perfectly with the shades offered by Modern Couture at the Instruments.  Alisha comes in SIX make-ups plus a natural make up as well as loaded with all appliers and several below the belt tattoos that are sure to heat things up this autumn... but,  I never kiss and tell !


The asymmetric dress is here to stay this season and this one is really a total wrap over statement.... sassy and slinky at the same time.  I plan to wear this to a party with attitude --- and in this, I have plenty of it!



Wearing
Exclusive at The Instruments - Through  September 6th
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/7km/189/167/22 

The Instruments  Exclusive - Gown - Modern Couture  - Artsy Dress in Fall and Jade (it also comes in Purple)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/7km/189/167/22

Skin - October 4 Seasons - *NEW* - Alisha - Latte
Lashes - October 4 Seasons - Undanted Mesh
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/115/126/3003

Sparkie Harland - Image Photography Meshudio Version 2
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Hair - Vanity Hair - Italian Job Must Haves

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Mr. X and Serenity - CW @ The Instruments

With fall approaching, the color palette changes and at this round of The Instruments (through Sept. 6) the colors and designs are inspired by artisan colors to reflect a season roused by various vantage points from the past and present.

Mr. X bought me the most gorgeous gown by CW called Serenity in brown.  It was more like the rich shade of  cognac whose name alone leads to glamorous illusions. This classy gown outlined with the glint of gold thread around the neckline and down the skirt of the gown takes fashion into a sumptuous realm, making this a perfect gown for evening wear.
Serenity in orange is radiant like the setting sun over a tropical lagoon --it is both evocative and dignified and totally unforgettable.


The veil of this gown has the glimmer of a flower tattoo that is so unusual... I love this detail...so did Mr. X.  The drop leaf earrings in finely wrought  gold with a diamond stud sparkle like a crystal ball are included in this  set.


Wearing:
Exclusive at The Instruments - Through  September 6th
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/7km/189/167/22 

The Instruments  Exclusive - Gown - CW - Serenity  - Brown and Orange (also comes in cherry)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/7km/189/167/22

Skin - October 4 Seasons - Zulay Papavar
Lashes - October 4 Seasons - Undanted Mesh
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/115/126/3003

Hair - Vanity Hair - Italian Job Must Haves


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Mea Culpa and Mr. X....

Big sigh -- a favorite designer,  Tatanka, owner and creator of Mea Culpa has decided to close  his shop, which was one of my favorite haunts. I even had the pleasure of interviewing Tatanka for Versus Magazine... he is gracious, funny and terribly talented.  I will miss him.


Today, I got a notice when I logged on about a 50% off sale --- but I was too late, you know the time zone thing... but you can still get some of his fashions on MP -- I would, who knows how long he will keep that going.....


I decided to wear one of my  favorites that he designed -- and I have many --- but the name of this gown -- Black Rain  seemed to fit my sadness... at  Tatanka's departure... for now.



Wearing

Gown - Mea Culpa -- Black Rain
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/47522?

Skin - October 4 Seasons - Rehana - Marigold
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/115/126/3003


Paris and Mr. X - NEW Fatpack Group Gift Rayne Couture

Mr. X told me that Rayne Couture is offering a new group gift... a fat pack of three colors called Paris.  It's a cute textured crop top and mini skirt that is delicately striped. I paired the yellow version with fringe heels called Chiffon by ghee.

Paris reminds me of an outfit inspired by indian summer and wanderlust with dreamy indigo and spice market hues in silhouettes designed to flatter.

I wait on a leaf strewn boardwalk for Mr. X -- Indian Summer is upon us and the sun is strong but not hot and there is a crispness to the air -- the year is growing old and we will walk hand in hand recalling memories that are now golden to us.

Wearing

Outfit - *New* - Rayne Couture - Paris  * group gift*
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wishing%20Well/198/178/33

Shoes - Ghee - Fringe Heels - Coral and Chiffon
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Qeestein/32/224/1501

Skin - October 4 Seasons - Rehana Marigold
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/115/126/3003

Lashes - October 4 Seasons - Undaunted

Hair - Emo-tions - Karen


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Mr. X & Superstition - New Gown TWA and Necklace Muse

I am naturally superstitious...I always throw spilled salt over my left shoulder. I keep rosemary by my garden gate. I have my gardeners plant  lavender and roses for luck and love.
Speaking of love and luck, I remember seeing him for the first time.  The sound of a war horn sliced through the silent courtyard. As though summoned, a dark shape condensed out of the mist... a knight in full armor riding a huge stallion. 

Horse and man seemed one, indivisible, fierce, unforgettable. 
Our eyes met and lingered....with the implied yes.  He told me I looked like an elegant maid in this new creation called Superstition by TWA. The gown comes in many colors - lavender, purple, gold, hunter, blood to name a few. I love the V shaped neckline and puff sleeves.

He loved my smooth white skin -- pale like spun moonlight and my hair raven black.  Dressed in a brocaded silk velvet gown that is blood red and black, the colors of my father's keep...he told me I was unforgettable.  The necklace I am wearing from Muse called Perpetua has a color changing hud that allows you to change the colors of the pearls, brooch and gemstones... it is amazing.

Wearing
Gown *NEW* !!TWA!! - Superstition in Gold, Purple, Lavender and Blood
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Emerald/168/127/26

Necklace, Bracelets and Earrings - Muse *NEW* Perpetua Bronze
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Emerald/168/127/26

Skin - October 4 Seasons - Angelina Limited Edition
Lashes - October 4 Seasons - Undaunted
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/115/126/3003

Hair - D!va- Manon


Friday, August 14, 2015

Mr. X and the Siren of the Sea -- New Mermaid by Jumo

There is something about a siren... perhaps it is the melody -- the  flash of  remembrance... the dream... of what could be... the song that pulls you in.... Mr. X finds the allure of Mermaids... almost irresistible....

So tonight I wait for Mr. X -- a Siren of the Sea ...  this is the new Mermaid outfit by Jumo -- it has appliers, 5 make - up tattoo options and  a gorgeous tail that will entice all mermen!



Wearing -  Jumo * New * -  Mermaid outfit and   Jumo Tattoo
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wedding/225/99/3600

Skin -  October 4 Seasons  - Rehana Marigold
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/115/126/3003

Thursday, August 13, 2015

On a "romp" with Mr. X - New Wicca's Wardrobe & FAD exclusives

Rompers began as children's clothes which explains their similarity to overalls and jumpers.  They became the go play clothes of the 20th century and are hot and trending during the 21st century.


What I told Mr. X I liked about rompers is that they are versatile. They are just as easy to wear to the beach as they are to wear out... they are playful and give you a comfy feel.

There are lots of ways to wear a romper you can make it look preppy with a hat and bag, go boho with tribal accessories to add interest or go diva with metallic details like oversized sunglasses and wedge high sandals.


The romper by Wicca's Wardrobe is just adorable with its tone on tone flowers and hip button accents and is easy to dress up or down. Check out FAD for Wicca's Wardrobe's 2 exclusives like this gorgeous hat called the Alice Hat festooned opulent flowers and the tropicana wedge styled heels.


So Mr. X are you ready for a romp around the grid?  I am dressed for it and I suggest you head to Wicca's Wardrobe and FAD to get dressed for it too!

Wearing:
Romper - *New* - Claire Romper - Wicca's Wardrobe
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New/113/141/22

Shoes - *FAD* - Tropicana Wedge Heels - Wicca's Wardrobe
Hat - *FAD* - Alice Hat - Purple (also newly releases in other colors) - Wicca's Wardrobe
FAD Event LM Thru Aug. 30  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Airys%20Beach/112/91/22

Sunglasses - Jumo -Abyssinian Lavender
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wedding/225/99/3600

Skin- *New* October 4 Seasons  --- Alisha - Exclusive at MOR
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Flawless/130/138/28

Nails  *New* October 4 Seasons - Leopard
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/October%20Enterprises/115/126/3003

Sparkie Harland - Image Photography Meshudio Version 2
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