Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dolce & Gabbana Baroque Romantic inspired ensemble by Lamu Freidman for Lamu Fashion - Exclusive Italian Style

Here in one outfit is everything you need for a look that is right off the Dolce & Gabbana runway. Lamu Freidman has exquisitely and thoughtfully crafted this ensemble that comes with everything I am wearing in the photo except for the headpiece that I added to personalize the look. This ensemble works as  a complete look on its own, or pieces from it can be selected for mix and match to bring a little Dolce & Gabbana inspiration to any look. It is available now at Lamu Fashion - Exclusive Italian Style.

Style Credits:
Ensemble including skirt, jacket with tie and brooch, blouse, earrings, gloves for regular and slink hands, ring, boots, and purse - Lamu Dolce Romantic Baroque by Lamu Freidman for Lamu Fashion - Exclusive Italian Style

Headpiece - Metal Tiara, Gold by DontLeaveMeAlone for Dirty Stories

Hair - KBO906 by boo Nakamura for Boon

Poses by Ma Vie

Photographed at Twilight's Edge

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Silent Secret - Petit Chat ArtFashion for Penumbra A/W 2014

Silent Secret is a long elegant dress that comes with  a matching umbrella,  both textured with Trinity Yazimoto's digital artwork: Silent Secret.  The original digital artwork is part of her current exhibition at her Petit Chat Gallery.

The dress has a dropped back. The umbrella  comes in 2 versions: one with a script and a pose that will override your AO and another version  that is unscripted.

Petit Chat ArtFashion is Trinity's  specialized product line in which she incorporates her digital artworks into her fashion designs. Every piece of digital artwork is reworked  to be used as the fabric texture on her fashion products. Every item is materials enabled to bring you a unique look.  All items are created with a lot of care to give you the best of Trinity's  skills as an artist and as a fashion designer, as well as her very personal view and feelings at the moment she created them.

Style Credits:

Dress and Umbrella  - Silent Secret by Trinity Yazimoto for Petit Chat ArtFashion at Penumbra A/W 2014

Hairstyle - Susannah by Mirja Mills for EMOtions

Lipstick - Izzie's Geanna Lipgloss by for Izzie's

Eyeliner - Honey West Eyeliner by Madrid Solo for Madrid Solo Cosmetics

Poses by Morphine

Sunday, September 28, 2014

What do I have in mind? Petit Chat for Penumbra AW 2014

What do i have in mind? is a  materials enabled mesh dress by artist and fashion designer Trinity Yazimoto of Petit Chat ArtFashion. Trinity textured this dress with her digital artwork of the same name. This work is part of Trinity's 'Wandering alone' exhibition.
The lower skirt, collar and cuffs have a leather like look while the rest is wool. Trinity has put a lot of care into the texturing and the artwork has been reworked to match perfectly with the lines of the dress.
Petit Chat ArtFashion is a specialized product line for which Trinity uses digital artworks for fashion design textures. Every piece of digital artworks are carefully reworked in order to be used as fabric on the  fashion designs.

Style Credits:

Dress - What do I have in mind? mesh dress by Trinity Yazimoto for Petit Chat ArtFashion at Penumbra AW 2014

Hair - Insect Religion by Moon for Moon Hair
Blindfold - Silk Blindfold by shaodie parx for Etchaflesh
Eyeshadow - Damp Earth #2 by Fai Von Cramps for La Malvada Mujer
Foot wraps by Nia Adrastus for Keystone
Slink AvEnhance Female Feet by Siddean Muno for Slink

First image made at Twilight's Edge

Poses by Morphine

Unblindfolded images prop - Into the Sun (rare) by lakua Arriaga for Ionic

Monday, September 15, 2014

Summer Slipping Away - Artizana Ethnic Couture - Giselle

"Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” ~ Yoko Ono

Images Made at Otium
Poses by Ma Vie, Agapee, and Manifeste

Style Credits
Giselle Mesh Maxi Dress and Tote Bag by Dainie Fraina for Artizana at Genre

Hair - Dreadlocks Series Monk Hair by M4rilyn Magic for Tableau Vivant
Jewelry  - Dita Bracelet and Dilana Earrings by Ava Kungler for Kunglers at the Jewelry Fair 2014
Bare Feet - Slink Mesh Feet, Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Lamu Fashion - Dolce and Gabbana 2014 Keys Inspiration

Images made at the art gallery at  MIC Imagin@rium Marisa Falbo Gallery
currently exhibiting works by Marisa Falbo

Poses by July Raymaker for Manifeste

Style credits
Dress - Mesh Dress from Dolce & Gabbana Keys Inspired Collection by Lamu Freidman for Lamu Fashion, Exclusive Italian Style

Hat - Bon Bon Ribbon Hat by Carrie Snowpaws for Snowpaws
Earrings - Onigiri Earrings by kikunosuke eel for Mandala
Hair - Slow Burn by Kavar Cleanslate for Exile
Shoes and Clutch - Eleanor Set  by Giz Seorn for Gizza
Feet - Slink High Female Feet by Siddean Munro for Slink

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Lyric (Blithe) - Artizana Ethnic Couture / The Instruments - September - Whisper of Time in Fall

There are things happening everywhere. This is a good time to get out and attend events, see fashion shows, enjoy music and dancing, and explore sims. Say farewell to Summer and welcome to Fall.

Poses by Del May and Dee Posed

Style Credits
Outfit - Lyric by Dainie Fraina for Artizana at The Instruments
Hair - Flirt (2) by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair
Glasses - Glider Llenium Aviators by Eskimo Fashion for The Swag Fest 2
Earrings - Big Hoop Earrings II by DirtyMind for The Swag Fest 2
Shoes - Valerie Platform by Snow Martel for Ben's Beauty at The Swag Fest 2 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Denkela - Artizana Ethnic Couture at Designer Showcase / Manifeste Poses

Dainie Fraina's Artizana has several very nice offerings at the August Designer Showcase, so if you have not gone, please remember that time is running out. One of them is this mesh creation called Denkela. Anther not-to-be missed shopping event is la metallique fair. I accessorized this outfit with shoes and a clutch I got there. I really enjoy these kinds of events that bring designs from so many wonderful designers together at one location. Its great for mix-and-match!

Also, good news, Manifeste is back with a temporary store!

Style Credits:
Dress - Denkela by Dainie Fraina for Artizana at Designer Showcase
Hair - Rat by Milk Chan for Soonsiki
Shades - Urizaska Glasses "Vintage"  by Hays Uriza for Haysuriza Sannomiya Key Shop
Eye shadow - Damp Earth #1 by Fai Von Cramps for La Malvada Mujer
Lipstick/Skin - Ella by Ele Brandi for Modish
Ring - Skull Ring by Gyorgyna Larina for LaGyo
Nails - Classic Nails by Izzie Button for Izzie's
Clutch - Tsu Metallic Envelope by Michi Tesla Heather for Faun at la metallique fair
Shoes - Pierrot Sandals (for Slink high feet) by Phil Kanto for Miamai at la metallique fair

Poses by July Raymaker for Manifeste

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sungurun by Dainie Fraina of Artizana for The Instruments my new favorite dress. Special for the August edition of The Instruments. Thank you Dainie!
Photographed at Jordan Giant's hauntingly and darkly beautiful sim, The Colder Water.

Style Credits:
Dress - Sungurun mesh off-shoulder dress by Dainie Fraina of Artizana for The Instruments
Hair - Fancy by Ms. Neveah Niu of Iconic
Jewelry - Earrings and bracelet from Pearl Set by Giz Seorn of Gizza for la metallique fair
Shoes - Privateer Wedges by Eudora3D for Eudora 3D worn with Slink high feet

Poses by Morphine

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Artizana Belili

Founded in 2007, Artizana Ethnic Couture, brings ethnic-inspired creations to Second Life. At Artizana you will find an excellent selection of quality Ethnic-inspired fashions, jewelry, footwear, accessories, and home decor items for both women and men. These detail oriented creations are lovingly crafted by Dainie Fraina in the spirit of culture, tradition, and authenticity.
This mesh skirt and blouse is called Belili, and it comes in many wonderful prints and colors. I am wearing Belili in Serendipity.  This lovely ensemble is currently available at Designer's Showcase in a variety of colors. I have completed this look with Vanity Hair's So Selfish release for the Hair Fair; anc Ltd's Passionflower hair ornament, available at the Season's Story Summer <3;  and's Laura Heels, available at Collabor88.

Style credits:
Outfit - Belili by Dainie Fraina for Artizana Ethnic Couture,  Designer's Showcase
Hair ornament - Passionflower by aki69 for anc Ltd. at the Season's Story Summer <3
Hair - So Selfish by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair at the Hair Fair
Shoes - Laura Heels by Darling Monday for at Collabor88
Poses - July Raymaker for Manifeste

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lush by Coco Urbana Collection Subscriber Gift / Otium Blogger Photography Exhibit

Lush by Coco's Urbana collection is inspired by the everyday wear of the young, easy spirited urban woman. This sexy swimsuit is Coco Lush's current subscriber gift. Selected items from this fun, well-crafted collection are available at the Lush's main store as well as selected special events around the grid, such as Designer Showcase and The Couturier's Docks.  

Style Credits:

Urbana Swimsuit by Coco Lush for Lush by Coco
Hair -  HYA209 by boo Nakamura for Boon
Sunglasses - Hex Shades by Michi Tesla Heather for FAUN (special at Kustom9)
Earrings - Obnoxious Hoops by Apple May for Apple May Designs
Bracelets - Spring Street Assorted Bangles by Khy'lin I. Navok for ILLMATIC
Shoes - Milan Heels by Mina Tesla for Le Primitif for Slink Feet
Rings and Nails - Takara by kikunosuke eel for Mandala
Pose by Manifeste

Photographed at Otium
Otium - leisure time in which a person can enjoy eating, playing, resting, contemplation and academic endeavors. Think of withdrawing from one's daily business or affairs to engage in activities that are considered to be artistically valuable or enlightening. (Wiki  for more)
Otium in sl is a very beautiful seaside retreat with a lovely European style village that sits atop its big island's highest landform. In the village, you will discover Syra Hyun's Blogger Photography Exhibition, which consists of some of the best sl blogger artworks displayed on easels placed amongst the village's stone structures. Syra tells me that exhibit is scheduled to run through the month of July. 
Grab a beach towel, swimsuit and a swim hud and enjoy this lovely place.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Rapture Cowl Neck Top and Monument Pants; JUMO Abena Bracelet; ZOZ Floral Etch Nails

Fashion for Life is on its last day and the sims will close to the public at midnight SLT.  This is your last chance to see them and to stop by and pick something up to support the American Cancer Society. Could you please stop by again and make one last purchase?

Style Notes
Top - Cowl Neck Top by Gin Rayna for Rapture at FFL Perambulate
Pants - Monument Pants by Gin Rayna for Rapture at FFL Perambulate
Bracelet - Abena Bracelet by June Monteiro for JUMO at FFL Promenade
Nails - Floral Etch Spring Nails by Zozicon for ZOZ at FFL Promenade

Hair - London Rain by Kavar Cleanslate for Exile
Sunglasses - Star Glasses by Anemysk Karu for ANE at Kustom9
Shoes - Trance 2.0 Heels by Kenadee COle for Reign
Hands and Feet by Siddean Munro for  Slink

Poses by Morphine

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Xen's Hats - Xenobia Foxclaw for Fashion for Life

Please support the awesome designers who have made so many exclusive and unique creations to support the American Cancer Society.

You still have three days to enjoy the 10 sims created for Fashion for Life.
Style notes
Hat: Longdale Hat, Mango by Xenobia Foxclaw for Xen's Hats Exclusive - FFL Wander
Earrings: Izon Earrings by Donatela Couturier for Modern Couture
Hair: KBO906 by boo Nakamora for Boon
Dress: Little Black Dress by Kiddo Oh for Dead Dollz
Gloves: Rilla Satin Gloves by Monica Outlander for Miamai
Makeup: Mix & Match Melancholy by Madrid Solo for Madrid Solo

Pose by July Raymaker for Manifeste

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Giulia - by Monica Outlander of Miamai for Fashion for Life

This dress was created by Miamai's Monica Outlander for the Love Donna Flora fundraiser and has never been offered for sale since. Monica says, " It was named Guilia after Squinternet RL name, as a tribute to a dear friend and an amazing creator".
Style Notes:

Dress - Giulia by Monica Outlander for Miamai - FFL Wander
Hair - Keep it Quiet by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair
Sunglasses - 50s SunGlasses by Amberly Boccaccio for Glam Affair
Shoes - Femme by Claire Messenger for N-core
Ring - Annoushka by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer

Poses Manifeste and Morphine

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Orage Creations and Mina Hair exclusives at Fashion for Life

This Orage Creations haute couture ensemble is called Revolution and is exclusive for Fashion for Life. The hat is mesh and the skirt is fitted mesh. Get it at Fashion for Life Wander.

The hairstyle is Femke by Mina and is exclusive and available at Fashion for Life Promenade. It comes in both regular and materials ready versions and has a convenient hud to change the color shade.

Style credits:
Outfit - Revolution by Elettra Gausman for Orage Creations - FFL Exclusive
Hair - Femke by Mina Nakamura for Mina Hair - FFL Exclusive
Mask - Half Face Mask by NyuNyu Kimono for Nyu
Jewelry and Nails - Kabuki by by Kikonosuke Eel for Mandala
Pose by Morphine

Saturday, June 7, 2014

M&M Female Fashion Exclusive for Fashion for Life

This lovely maxi ensemble by designer moreno Forwzy is fitted mesh and comes with the gold loop chain necklace and white bracelet seen in the photos. Please support the designers who support Fashion for Life. M&M Female Fashion FFL link here.

Style notes
Dress, bracelet and necklace - Gladys by moreno Forwzy  for M&M Female Fashion
Hair - Rykiel by Thora Charron for LeLutka
Skin - Ella by ele brandi for Modish
Nails - Izzie's French Nails by Izzie Button for Izzie's
Shoes - Valquiria ankle boots by Ava Kungler for Kungler's

Poses by July Raymaker for Manifeste

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Boho Lakshmi

This beautiful skirt and top, named Lakshmi after the Hindu Goddess of wealth and prosperity, is the creation of Dainie Fraina of Artizana. It was given to the Color of Couture 2014 finalists for one of our styling challenges. Thank you Dainie for the opportunity to style this lovely outfit.
I chose a Boho-fusion style using iconography associated with Lakshmi in the styling and accessories for this outfit. I selected the version of the outfit with the most red in it and used gold jewelry with red stones because red and gold are Lakshmi's colors. I found a necklace and earrings made with gold coins to represent Lakshmi's gold coins of prosperity. Another necklace with an owl motif represents  Lakshmi's vahana. The journey bag is embellished with lotus flowers. The hairstyle suggests a long, loose cut wrapped up in a red scarf. The shoes are the barest suggestion of footwear, leaving most of the foot bare, yet offering just enough "shoe" to be able to make my way past  "no shoes no service" signs. In this outfit I am ready for free-spirited summer travel and adventure on the global festival circuit.

Style notes:
Outfit: Artizana - Lakshmi
Hair: LeLutka - Nook
Earrings: Sodeara - Gold Coin Girl
Necklaces: MG - Alchemy Charm Coins
                  MG - Anukaa Beads
                  MG - Jewelled Owl
Bracelets: Earthstones - Tarnished Gypsy Bangles
                 Zaara - Pallav amber bracelets
                  Lazuri - Saffi Bracelet
Satchel - ShuShu - Good Journey Bag
Shoes/Feet - BowChica - Purismo 2 for Slink High Feet
Pose - Manifeste
Sim - Basilique Town

Fashion for Life - Second Life's Heart and Soul
Fashion For Life is an event supporting Second Life’s Relay For Life campaign to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.  It will run from June 7th through June 20th from midnight to midnight. There are 10 sims to explore. Here are the links:

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Spring Minimal

Style Notes:

Hair - Diva - Judy
Glasses - ArisAris - lgs95 Azahara Fantasy Glasses
Necklace - Modern Couture Jewelry - Orchid Necklace
Top - ColorMe H.O.F - Spring Crop
Skirt - ColorMe H.O.F. Ruffle Skirt
Ring - Maxi Gossamer - , Roho ring, small
Bag - MiWardrobe - Boho Handbag
Shoes - YS&YS - Madrid for Slink Medium height women's feet

Pose - Manifeste

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Color Of Couture 2014 Application Styling

I am honored to have been selected to participate in the 2014 Color of Couture Top Model Competition. Here are my application photos:

Style Notes
Dress - LivGlam K Collection - Love Me Again Minidress
Hair - Catwa - Amanda
Shades - Maxis Gossamer - Milano
Earrings - Maxis Gossamer - Tokyo Tears
Nails - Izzie's Metallic Nails
Stockings - Erratic - Patterned stockings
Shoes - Gos - Hunter ankle boots

Pose - Manifeste (closed)