Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Nemesis


Nemesis, the latest release from Mohna Lisa Couture. Glamorous, gleaming, glistening gold. The non-rigged mesh bodice has an animated texture that moves like molten metal, while the skirt glitters and twinkles as you move.  This comes with makeup layers - eyes only (as worn) lips only, or whole face, and arm embellishments too (not worn). Another gorgeous gown from Mohna Lisa to turn heads when you walk into the room.

Style notes:
Gown: Mohna Lisa Couture - Nemesis Gold
Hair: Loovus Dzevavor - Nautilus Blanc 2
Earrings: Gems & Kisses - Meraviglia Gold (no longer available)


Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Bargain shopping at TDRBlue



There are some fantastic bargains in this week's collection at TDR Blue - this fab feather jacket from Kunglers, ombre dyed skinny mesh jeans from Auxiliary in 2 shades (lilac and yellow), a fatpack of this pony-tail from Loq, and the cute handbag from Mons are all 70L$ or less! I picked up the Fashionista Shades from Glow Studio there a few weeks back too, but you'll have to pay full price for them now I'm afraid! I decided to treat myself to the Converse shoes from Sim-i-Lar to wear with the jeans - not such a bargain price, but they do come with a colour change hud with several colours plus covered and open toe versions - so it's lots of pairs in one which counts as a pretty good deal to me! TDR Blue collections are only in store for 2 weeks, so get down there fast to pick yourself up some great bargains!

Style notes:
Jacket: (Kunglers Couture) Isis - colibri  jacket *TDRBlue
Jeans: Auxiliary - Skinny Jeans -  Ombre Purple *TDRBlue
Bag: MONS / Lady Lumen Shoulder Bag -lime&purple- (gold) *TDRBlue
Hair: "LoQ Hair" Vanilla Tart - Sweet Blonde *TDRBlue
Sunglasses: [ glow ] studio - Fashionista Sunglasses
Cami: *blowpop* Blue Roses - Purple Camisole (long) 
Shoes: Sim-I-lar - Converse Shoes
Necklaces: MG - Necklace - Peace Rocker
Earrings: ROZOREGALIA*NARUSAZA*EARRING1


A walk in the park...


Some new seasonal releases from SHINE today - lovely textures and colours for autumn, perfect for layering. I especially love the black lace pashmina - pashmina's are one of my RL wardrobe staples for the colder weather, they always add a touch of glamour to an outfit. I decided I'd go for a walk in the park, enjoying the crunch of leaves under my shiny Gos boots, and the golden leaves just ready to fall from the trees.

While I've been writing this post, I've been watching news about hurricane Sandy and the devastation of the US East Coast - my heart goes out to all the millions of people affected by this devastating storm,    I hope and pray you can get back to some sort of normality soon.


Style notes:
Pashmina: shine by [ZD] PASHMINA (with flexy parts) - black lace (not mesh)
Top: shine by [ZD] MESH TOP & JUMPER - oliv & black
Pants: shine by [ZD] MESH Britches grey
Armwarmers: shine by [ZD] - MESH ARM WARMERS stripy brown
Boots: [Gos] Equestrian Boot - Chocolate
Tights: Mimikri - Knit Tights terracotta
Gloves: Leezu - Nif Nif gloves /orangebrown
Bag: .Shi : Croco Leather Bag {Green}
Hair: [elikatira] Flattery - Blonde 03


Sunday, 28 October 2012

Queen Rat



London's Sewer Succubus
"...a supernatural creature whose true appearance was that of a rat; she would follow the toshers about, invisibly, as they worked, and when she saw one that she fancied she would turn into a sexy-looking woman and accost him. 

If he gave her a night to remember, she would give him luck in his work; he would be sure to find plenty of money and valuables. He would not necessarily guess who she was, for though the Queen Rat did have certain peculiarities in her human form (her eyes reflected light like an animal’s, and she had claws on her toes), he probably would not notice them while making love in some dark corner. But if he did suspect, and talked about her, his luck would change at once; he might well drown, or meet with some horrible accident."

Probably the most original Halloween outfit I've come across this year - it's rat couture from blackLiquid! The mesh sheath dress is embellished entirely with black rats, some with glowing red eyes, and it comes with shoes that also have little rats crawling on them!  It's called Exploited and was released for the Avenue Cinque event. It's on sale now at their retail venue.


Thursday, 25 October 2012

Chic Zafari for TOW


Chic Zafari Mugler dress for Tolerance is the Only Way. Complete outfit, includes latex mask and makeup (not worn) -  stunning! Available exclusively at the Tolerance is the Only Way fair.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Wrapped


I love wrapping up in soft knits in the cold weather, and these sludgy shades seem so right for misty autumn days. This knit maxi skirt was a Fifty Linden Friday find from So Many Styles a couple of weeks back (not available any more at that price, sorry! but other shades available at full price at the mainstore).

Style notes:
{SMS} Bell Shape Maxi Skirt Knit Farmland
shine by [ZD] MESH PONCHO grey melange
*COCO*_TurtleneckSweater
Leezu Baxter Designs Nif Nif gloves /olive
""D!va"" Hair "Manon" (Type A)(Moon stone)
LaGyo_Bizarre flower headpiece autumn
LaGyo_Bizarre flower ring
[HANDverk]Rose Earring.plum 
! Face Paint Doe Smoke Makeup



Monday, 22 October 2012

Veiled


.SHI has an exclusive new release at the Cinema event. The Chiffon Short Suit comes with an optional leather trim skirt and in sheer and opaque versions. There's a veil too, also in both sheer and opaque. This is minimal chic at its best, and like all of Joy Laperriere's designs, a true original. I accessoried with a selection of pieces from Rozoregalia - the ornate detailing contrasting nicely with the sheer simplicity of the .SHI suit.

If you haven't been to Cinema yet, get there now! The build is awesome, and there are some utterly fabulous exclusives on offer there from a huge array of designers - this is one not to miss!

Style notes:
.Shi : Chiffon Short Suit (Sheer) [MESH] - Cinema exclusive release
.Shi : Chiffon Hood  / Sheer - Cinema exclusive release
Izzie's - Garter Socks black
+ROZOREGALIA+*BOUHACHI*EYEPATCH
+ROZOREGALIA+*BOUHACHI*HANDNAIL
+ROZOREGALIA+*BOUHACHI*HANDNAIL wrist wings
+ROZOREGALIA+*Gemma*EARRINGS
+ROZOREGALIA+*NARUSAZA*NECKLACE 



F**k Convention! ~ blackLiquid for Tolerance is the Only Way



blackLiquid had a moment of genius when she put together this unisex outfit for Tolerance is the Only Way - the Second Life campaign against homophobia. I love the mesh slimline trouser suit with skinny rainbow tie - makes me think of mods back in the sixties and seventies. I'm loving the turquoise hair too - I hope she'll release this in some other colours (hint hint)! The Fuck Convention suit is a donated item for Tolerance is the Only Way, and blackLiquid also has these smudged lip glosses on sale at the event in lilac and magenta (shown here). Great work! So if you feel like making a fashion statement get down to the Tolerance is the Only Way store now!

Style notes:
blackLiquid SUIT - Fuck Conventions - exclusive item for Tolerance is the Only Way

blackLiquid HAIR - Fuck Conventions - comes as part of outfit
blackLiquid MAKEUP -  magenta gloss smudged
DADAbeiz :: Chic Pumps - BlackPurple
Mstyle Long Nails v2 - Passion



Monday, 15 October 2012

OGlam Model Search ~ Inspired by Roberto Cavalli



The OGlam Model Search is reaching its' conclusion, and the challenges are getting, well, more challenging! For phase 3 we were asked to style a look inspired by Roberto Cavalli's Fall/Winter 2012-2013 collection. 

You can see the Cavalli Milan Fashion Week show here, to get a flavour of the look. Furs, elaborately beaded pants and tops that look like animal skins, swishy maxi skirts and flirty minis, rich golds, browns, and more vibrant blues, teals, limes and purples - this collection is opulent, dramatic and excessive - a total contrast to our last challenge, minimalism. 

The OGlam guys and girls obviously enjoy a challenge! Fortunately, so do I - and I had great fun researching and styling this look - with a lot of purposeful shopping during the week :) I have added a fur mesh maxi skirt to my SL shopping wish list - any designers reading this - do you think you could give it a go??  After a good few hours shopping, I found these sequin pants at Miamai, and they gave me a starting point for my look. And to top it, Francisc Guardian released these cute hats on Saturday! Perfect for this look! Francisc very kindly rustled me one up in teal alligator to match my pants, and my look was complete! So now I wait to see if I got through - keep your fingers crossed for me!



Style notes:

For a change, as well as the usual list, here's the description of my look I used in the show:
"Beatrice Serendipity wears an opulent look inspired by the Cavalli Fall 2012 collection. Eye catching teal sequin pants from Miamai are worn with a buttery gold lame leather tee from Ison, soft black leather opera gloves from 5th & Oxford, and snakeskin ankle boots from Kunglers.  Bea's hat was designed by Francisc Guardian - the McCullough in Teal Alligator leather. She carries a boxy Croco leather bag from .Shi and an ornate necklace, Amarcord,  from Donna Flora (recoloured with toning teal and saffron shades) glistens at her neck."
Hat: -Guardians - Mccullough Teal Alligator (available on SL marketplace)
Hair: [LeLutka]-BLAKE hair - MarilynFade
Top: ISON - leather blocking tee - gold lame
Gloves: (5th&Oxford) Leather Gloves - Long *black*
Trousers: Miamai - Mahvi Pants /Sequined Blue
Shoes: (Kunglers) Ankle boot - snake grape
Bag: .Shi : Croco Leather Bag {Black}
Necklace: Donna Flora - AMARCORD black necklace (recoloured)


Saturday, 13 October 2012

Sneak peek ~ LUSH|Limited @ Boho Fair


The Boho Culture Fair starts on 15th October 2012 - a showcase for urban and boho fashion in SL, this one looks interesting! LUSH|Limited is a sponsor, and Xi Zane has produced a vibrant range of linen pants and knit jackets plus some cute hippie style tops for the event. There are no SURLs available for the fair yet, but keep an eye on the Boho Culture fair blog for info.


Style notes:
Jacket: Lush*Limited: Puzzle Blazer (berry) (for The Boho Culture Fair)
Pants: Lush*Limited: Loose Linen pants (CRIMSON) (for The Boho Culture Fair)
Tee: {SMS} Summer Tank Lila
Pumps: DADAbeiz :: Chic Pumps BlackPurple
Bag: .Shi : Croco Leather Bag
Necklace: MG - Necklace - Juicy Love Lips - Long (for Collabor88)
Bangle: Ticky Tacky* Hoopty Hoops of Love Bangle - Dream Angel (no longer available)
Nails: Mstyle Long Nails v2 - Me Faints
Skin: Glam Affair - Ginny - America - 03 BL (for Collabor88)
Hair: [LeLutka]-KEELEY hair - Powder
Eye makeup: Madrid Solo- Eyes- Parisian- Rougir


Friday, 12 October 2012

Violator ~ new releases!


I remember visiting Violator back in 2009 when I was a newbie in Second Life, and being awestruck by the fantastic avant garde designs there, and wondering what deadly glamorous avatars would be seen wearing those extraordinary creations. Little did I know then that one day, it would be me! Violator has just released their autumn collection - a fantastic range of dramatic pieces, mixing mesh and prims to great effect. There's a stunning new range of jewellery too. here I'm wearing The Violent Intent with The Neck Whip jewellery set in Platinum. Every inch the dominatrix!


Style notes:
Dress, boots, gloves, veil: Violator - The Violent Intent /black
Jewellery: Violator - The Neck Whip /platinum
Hair: Emo-tions - Anushka /snow
Eye makeup: Madrid Solo - Parisian /Platine, Lash Out /No Color
Lips: Izzie's - Lipstick /black, blackLiquid Makeup - Black Cherry Sheer Shimer



Thursday, 11 October 2012

Minimalist style




Simple, clean lines, a soft, draped silhouette and neutral colour palette - minimalist fashion is all about eliminating extraneous embellishments to achieve pure, pared down elegance. The challenge set down by the OGlam Agency for models reaching stage 2 of their model search was to style a minimalist look for the catwalk. 

It's actually harder to achieve than it probably looks, as this look needs to scream quality and perfect fit, and with the barest essentials of accessories to draw the eye, there's really nowhere to hide with this style. It's important to get the whole look too, from top to toe, so neutral makeup, simple hair and shoes and natural nails are important. It's only while I was putting this together I realised just how much we tend to embellish and accessorise in SL fashion, but it's wonderfully refreshing to get down to the bare bones of an outfit and feel simply elegant.

The next stage of the OGlam open casting is an altogether different animal - to style a look based on designer Roberto Cavalli's Fall 2012 collection - so I've been doing a bit of shopping this week - but I'm keeping that one under wraps till after Sunday when we have the next round - keep your fingers crossed for me!!!


Style notes:
Jumper: erratic / cory - oversized sweater / duo beige (from FaMESHED October collection)
Trousers: Nyu - Debut, Hi-Waist Pants, White (custom order colour)
Hair: Vanity Hair - Smoking Room /Platinum
Makeup: blackLiquid MAKEUP -  glow shaddow french roast, Izzie's - Eyeliner
blackLiquid MAKEUP - caramel nude sheer shimer 1
Lashes: [LeLutka]-2011 lashes/curl
Earrings and ring: je suis...voyante *plain*

Sofa: Glitterati - Pure - photography prop


Monday, 8 October 2012

Winter warmers...


Something fab for the cooler weather today, this gorgeous knit dress and longline cardi from coldLogic.   I love this colour, and the texturing is just perfect. I added the sweet lace collar from Tram and the gorgeous new leather ankle boots from Gos for a cosy casual chic look for the winter.

Style notes:
Dress: coldLogic dress - anthony.brick
Collar: tram -scallop collars[TextureChanger](fabric A)- small
Boots: [Gos] Hunter Ankle Boot
Tights: BAX Soft Shine Pantyhose Mocca 30
Bag: h.m.a.e.m. - laurelle bag - Cortina
Hair: "LoQ Hair" Bacardi - Sweet Blonde
Eyemakeup: ABS Eyeshadow III wine
Lips: blackLiquid MAKEUP - kabuki red sheer shimer and blood sheer shimer
Pendant: je suis... l'amour necklace long


Saturday, 6 October 2012

New @ The Couturiers Dock


The Couturiers Dock is a small monthly collection of limited edition pieces from some of the best designers on the grid. Things get snapped up fast, so it's best to get there early. Amongst this months gems are this gorgeous loose sweater dress from Chankare, that comes in a pack of 3 colours (black as shown, grey and tan), and this stunning avant garde hair piece from blackLiquid. <3

Style notes:
Dress: Chankare Loose Knit Dress Heather Charcoal - Couturiers Dock Limited Edition
Hair: blackLiquid HAIR - MIELE (midnight) - Couturiers Dock Limited Edition
Earrings: LaGyo Titiana Earrings - new at The Dressing Room
Leggings: Maitreya Couture Leggings Shine Black
Lips: blackLiquid MAKEUP - MOON FESTIVAL LIPS
Bustier: {mon tissu} Lycia Lace Bandeau Bra ~ Black
Nails: Mstyle NEW MAINSTORE Long Nails v2 - <3 Michael J. (new ombre pattern)



I am me...


I am Bea.

My shape is my own. I love playing with those sliders and I've been tweaking since 2009!

My skin is usually from Glam Affair, but I like to try others from time to time.

I'm usually fair skinned, but I am sometimes tanned, or black, or grey, or blue, or gold...

My eyes are from IKON. They're almost always blue.

I'm usually blonde. Platinum blonde. But sometimes I dye my hair black, red, pink, orange....whatever suits my mood or the occasion.

I wear my hair long and short, braided and wild, updo and mohican, curly and straight.

I am a style chameleon. I love to dress up. And dress down. Fierce. Cute. Haute. Hot. I love it all.
I love to experiment.

You can copy all or some of me. That's fine by me. I take it as a compliment.

But you can't be me.
I am the only Bea.


There's been a lot of griefing and harassment going on in the Second Life fashion world recently, with one of the tactics being copybotting prominent models and selling or giving away their shapes. It's been sad to witness this behaviour, and also some of the reactions it has engendered. Cyber bullies, trolls and greifers want a reaction. They want to know their tactics hurt. I have always believed they are best ignored. Keep focussed on the positive, don't let the bullies drag you down, and make the mute button your friend!

Visit http://www.flickr.com/groups/i_am_me/ to find out more about this campaign.



Friday, 5 October 2012

Hot Right Now ~ Baroque Style


One of this season's hot fashion trends is baroque, and as usual, this real world trend has influenced Second Life designers and stylists. When I needed to put a look together for the last Model's Workshop Styling Challenge, it was baroque I decided to try. Baroque is all about opulence, fine fabrics, patterns, embellishments, lace and rich colours, with a historical twist brought right into 2012.

My starting point was actually the jewellery - this is the Hamlet set from Vendome - an elaborate Tudor style lace ruffle collar that frames a gold skull and skeletal hands, paired with gold skull earrings. As the stores gear up for Halloween this seems a perfect seasonal touch! I decided daywear would be more interesting with this than evening, and found this pretty tapestry mesh mini dress at Tram. The unique Sphinx hair from Amacci, long leather boots from Leverocci, a gold clutch from Glow Studio and dramatic nails from Mandala complete the look.

I knew I'd nailed it when a friend declared "Wow! Marie Antoinette meets 2012!" when she saw it!


Style notes:
Collar & earrings: Vendome Jewelry: Hamlet
Dress: Tram - Gobelin Dress mesh /white
Boots: Leverocci - Belgravia - Electra Boots /wine
Clutch: Glow Studio - Vintage Clutch /gold
Hair: Amacci - Sphinx (streaked) /pearl platinum
Skin: Glam Affair - Cassiopea - Europa 11 BL
Eye makeup: blackLiquid - Glow Shaddow Honey Gold, Izzie's Eyeliner
Lips gloss: blackLiquid - Gold Sheer Shimer 
Nails: Mandala - Long Nails /female



Tuesday, 2 October 2012

NYU Trenchcoat @ FaMESHed


NyuNyu's latest release is this winter trenchcoat for October's FaMESHed. An original mesh design, the trenchcoat comes in leather and wool textures in a great range of colours. I've always had a bit of a thing about white trenchcoats, so I had to go for the snow wool. Gorgeous.

Style notes: 
Coat: NyuNyu - Winter Trenchcoat /Snow Wool (@FaMESHed)
Bag: NyuNyu - Neutral Leather Briefcase /Light Blue 
Boots: Maitreya - Mesh Jazz Boots /Snow
Hair: Sadistic Hacker - Nagi Hair (upstyle03) /Platinum
Gloves: Celoe - Mery Gloves /mine
Earrings: Je Suis - Voyante Plain Ear Clips