Friday, 30 September 2011

A fetish for haute couture

I'm lucky to be working with the charming and talented Tatanka Kaliwaga at the moment. He's the creator of Mea Culpa, one of the highest profile designers of Haute Couture and Avant Garde fashion on the grid. He's recently turned his talents to a new line, the Extreme Collection - a collection of couture fetish latex outfits.

This is Fetish Black Mamba, a stunning ensemble of shiny blackness with detailed corset, cuffs and stockings, and elaborate shoulder and hip attachments with tentacles that wiggle as you walk. I've accessorised with the new Solar Flare collection from Gems & Kisses - the spikes echo the tentacles of the Black Mamba so nicely.

This certainly isn't a look for the faint hearted, but just perfect to get in touch with your inner dominatrix and have submissives groveling at your feet at your local latex club!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Forties Glamour

This season in the UK fashion is all about the forties, and as soon as I tried on the Expert hairstyle from Lelutka I thought of Veronica Lake and the glamour of Hollywood in the post war era. I just had to find the perfect little black dress to wear with it.  A frantic search of my ever burgeoning inventory surprisingly came up with nothing quite right - how on earth have I survived in secondlife without a perfect little black dress?. Then, yesterday, my prayers were answered when a notecard appeared in my inbox with a picture of the new Shimmy dress from retro store, Icing, a long time favourite of mine. And it's perfect! So here we have some vintage glamour for you.

I've kept it all very simple, in keeping with the era, accessorizing with Gems and Kisses Classic set, a stylish black bag from R.Icelli and high heels from N-core. My skin is the new Gio from Glam Affair, and the makeup and lashes are from KOSH - I'm really loving their wet look lipsticks at the moment, which come in a fantastic range of dark and light shades, at a really good price.

Here's your taxi to Icing.

While you're there, check out the rest if the stores on the sim - some lovely finds to be had there, all with a retro flavour, and you can enjoy a peaceful coffee by the dock too.

Now I just need to find a good retro club to go shimmy and shake my glammed up booty!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Scarily beautiful Chod

Words cannot do justice to the newly released Miamai Black Label Chod Collection from Monica Outlander of Miamai, well, my words can't anyway, so I took lots of pictures instead! It's a mainly monochrome collection of women's and men's wear using gorgeous textures of brocades, feathers and lace, with incredible attention to detail. The lines and shapes are amazing. This is wearable avant garde at it's very best. Scarily beautiful.

Some stunning mesh boots have been released alongside the collection in a range of metallics and plain colours, with lace details and plain options. Super shiny, they move with your avatar so you can dance, sit and pose without strange things happening to your knees. Well worth trying a demo if you have a mesh enabled viewer.

Glam Affair has produced a special skin - Gio Chod, for this collection and there are a number of tattoo makeup options available to compliment it. All of these are also available at the Miamai Black Label Store. This is one new collection not to miss.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

More Dressing Room style....

More great finds at great prices at The Dressing Room and The Dressing Room Blue this week.

First up - the outrageous Blingbling Shades from Glow Studio, worn with Georgette Necklace in Black for TDR from Lagyo and Dressing Room Special Simple Hoop Earrings in Black (they come in blue and purple as well). The hair is Kletva hair/DEV/The Supra Blonde for TDRBlue and the skin is Glam Affair Amelie Natural - Breeze for The Dressing Room, worn with a Chrome Lipgloss from MOCK Cosmetics. I feel like a rock star!

Second - a chic daywear look. Hair & Hat - Loq Hair Bonomo for TDRBlue - comes in four hair shades. Top - (PRISS) Leather&Lace Top in Black. Skirt - Fishy Strawberry - High Waist Suede Skirt in Black - this is part of a set and comes with a nicely made pink suede belt that was just the wrong colour for this look. Bangles - TDR Special Multi Bracelets. Earrings - TDR Special Simple Hoops (black again) Necklace - Glow Studio Chain of Fools TDRBlue. Bag - TDR Special Huge Leather Bag. Boots - Coco Leather & Canvas Flat Boot. Belt - Gos Cinch Belt. Lipstick - Glam Affair - Layla -Sunburst. Nails - N-Core Manicure.