Sunday, 31 August 2014

Fantasy Angel

The Fantasy Angels Company brings a whole lot of glamour to the SL Fashion Scene. It's the new sexy! Finesmith Muse Tyra Eiren, the founder of The Fantasy Angels, was inspired by the RL Victoria's Secrets Angels to bring together an exclusive group of models for a few very special events each year, and I am very honoured to have been included in this group.

The Fantasy Angels Expo happened yesterday. It was a beautiful show, with the models posing like angels fallen from heaven on plinths, with the audience able to walk around the exhibit, which also featured beautiful portraits of some of the angels by SL photographer Nimoe Constantine.

My look for the expo was fierce, and I decided to share it with you! Click on the picture to see it larger - there's quite a lot of detail :)

Style notes:
Necklace and earrings: Finesmith - Back To Nature
Bridge piercing (also worn as nipple piercings): Finesmith - Safari Bridge Piercing
Bracelet: Finesmith - African Summer Bracelet
Wings: Celestina's Weddings - Protective of a Woman
Skin: Aria - White Queen (no brows)
Nails: {ZOZ} - Animal Print Gold Polish (Slink Appliers)
Hair: Argrace - Akane
Makeup base: Nuuna - Zion and Meta, Madrid Solo -Insanity Plea Gold (upper only)
Makeup top layer: Madrid Solo - Tribal Designs - Roots 1 Gold
Pose: Di's Opera

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Both sides now...

Rows and flows of angel hair 
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere, 
I've looked at clouds that way.

But now they only block the sun, 
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done, 
But clouds got in my way.

I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It's cloud's illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all

From "Both Sides Now" by Joni Mitchell

Style notes:
Parasol: NYU/Vanity Poses - Birdcage Umbrella /Gold for La Metallique Fair **
(pose shown in pic 3)
Hair: Vanity Hair - Crazy in Love / Rainbows HUD **
Dress: Fashionably Dead - Elysian Fields Dress /Opaque/Pink at Collabor88
Shoes: Pure Poison - Le Goldet Pumps for La Metallique Fair
Jewellery: Maxi Gossamer - Zulaikha Lattice Necklace, Love Pearl Charm Bracelet
Slouch Poses - used in pics 1,2 and 4
Location: The Trace

**review copies

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The dress

As an iMac user, I struggle to use the latest Second Life viewers. There's an issue of incompatibility with the Mavericks Operating System that means I get "massive camera lag" - basically my cam can spin uncontrollably, making it impossible to move, and very, very difficult to take photos. In low to medium graphics settings it's not too bad, but in ultra, which I use for photos, it can be pretty challenging. 

So although I do have the latest Firestorm and Second Life viewers installed,  I very rarely use them. As a consequence, I can't see Fitted Mesh, or materials in my everyday viewer. I have actually worn fitted mesh for a fashion show, which was interesting! I styled "blind" took a gamble on a few poses I thought would work, then braved V3 to check my styling and poses, and make a few adjustments. Then I walked the runway unable to see my own outfit! 

But sometimes, something comes along that makes it worth biting the bullet and dealing with the challenges - and this is the dress that did it for me! From VRSION Lode, it's called Konvert and comes only in black. It's an elegant, classy, beautifully executed statement piece that hits all the right buttons. It comes in fitted mesh only, but for something this well made, it's forgivable. Well worth facing the camera spin for!

Style notes:
Dress: VRSION Lode - Konvert
Hair: Vanity Hair - Reaching Edges *new* **
Earrings: Zibska - Jolene (Hair Fair 2014 gift)
Bangle: LaGyo - Savanna Bangle
Eye makeup: La Malvada Mujer - My Pink No.1 from The Cosmetics Fair
Lips and cheeks: Dead Apples

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Unbearable lightness of being

"We all need someone to look at us. We can be divided into four categories according
to the kind of look we wish to live under... The fourth category, the rarest, is the people
who live in the imaginary eyes of those who are not present. They are the dreamers."
Milan Kundera: The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Style notes:
Romper: NYU - Silk Romper /Milk *new* at The Liaison Collaborative **
Ankle & Foot chains: .Shi Kin *new*
Necklace, bracelet, ring: Ison - Safari Tribe /Gold at July Collabor88
Hair: Vanity Hair - Infinity *new Hair Fair 2014 release* **
Nails applier: Pekka /Dark Gradient from The Cosmetics Fair
Eye makeup: Zibska - Tanzy /Peach from The Cosmetics Fair
Lips: Glam Affair -  Romy Lipstick /Temptation 10

**review copy