Vintage Elegance With Glam Dreams

 

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So I was in Opium Evolution‘s Gatsby Show that did three showings over two weekends and we had so many guests come on all three days!  It was such a fun show to watch and to walk in and being a vintage fashion fan, I really had a great time.  I thank all the guests who took the time out to come to watch the show.

I wore a total of four outfits and one of them was this lovely gown made by sandytpr Lysette of Glam Dreams called “Gatsby“.  It comes with the hair accessory, gloves and the fur shawl that I am wearing here.

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This was the first show I walked since I came back and it made me realize one more time how much I loved modeling…but more so than that, how much I loved being part of shows together with my fellow friend models.  We would laugh, say silly jokes, make fun of each other, help out when somebody needs help…that is the best part of being in shows and I truly enjoy the time I spend.  Yes, even if it was 4am in the morning my time!

For that, I thank all my model friends for the fun they give me and for being there when I need help or just somebody to talk to. <3

  • Gown:  Glam Dreams, “Gatsby” Lace Gown (White & Black)
  • Necklace:  Maxi Gossamar, Pearl Necklaces, Combo Long, Mono colors
  • Earrings:  Donna Flora, Vivian pearl set (earrings only)
  • Cigarette Holder:  Gold In The Night, “Long Cigarette Holder” Black
  • Shoes:  Donna Flora, Rosea Shoes (Black)
  • Hair:  Vanity Hair: Pixivor (Fiery Red)
  • Makeup:  Pekka, Vintage Mature Complete Makeup (Orange)
  • Eye Shadow:  Pekka, Vintage Eye Makeup (Red)

Last Two Days of SAVIAD Spring Fair 2014!

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SAVIAD Spring Fair is almost over ending on March 31.  So two more days to go shopping if there is something you still want!

For this lovely dress from Solidea Folie, I picked yellow out of many colours.  It was just a coincidence that I picked yellow because in a colour test I just did on facebook, the test said I was yellow.  I wonder how accurate these tests are and I’m not trusting them 100% but yellow doesn’t sound too far off.  :P  I do like yellow very much (as you can see here) and I do like pretty colours. :)  And the car I just got in real life is yellow too!

And the mask I wore here was a item I got from a gacha I just happened to run into.  Gachas have become very popular in SL and it comes as a pleasant surprise that this fun real life game have been accepted and enjoyed so widely by the SL residents  The only difference is here in SL, it’s the grown ups that enjoy gachas and you can get pretty cool items too!

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*Link is for Saviad Spring Fair 2014

I’m Feeling The Spring! Solidea Folie, Blooming Spring 4

2014.3.22 SolideaFolie Blooming Spring_4_012 It’s this time of the year that I start to feel light, happy, joyful and playful. :D  In real life, I’d want to go outside, take my car for a spin and going to the park with my dogs becomes a true pleasure.  I must say, during winter, walking the dogs is a chore especially if the weather is bad.  lol  It’s probably not a coincidence that I also just got my new car which is yellow and it looks nice to be driving it in pretty spring colours.  :) 2014.3.22 SolideaFolie Blooming Spring_4_011 And in Second Life, my wardrobe starts to get more playful with lots of pretty colours too.  I get inspired a lot by pretty dresses with happy colours so it was almost natural that I got attracted to this beautiful gown by Mila Tatham of Solidea Folie.  It was so perfect for my mood that day.  I wanted to style it so it will be “fluffy and light”…of course, not in a literal sense but in a “feeling” sort of meaning. And this is the first week that I’m not turning on my heater in real life.  Yay!  Good bye, winter.  See you around in fall! 2014.3.22 SolideaFolie Blooming Spring_4_004small

  • Gown:  SoliDea FoliEs, Blooming Spring 4 @ SAVIAD Spring Fair*
  • Hair Accessory:  SoliDea FoliEs, Carina  (White)
  • Hat:  BaObA, Lady Rose Blue @ SAVIAD Spring Fair*
  • Ring:  LaGyo, Lost crystal rings Silver (Purple)
  • Hair:  booN, ARK554 Hair (Sandy)
  • Eye Shadow:  La Malvada Mujer, In Color #2 (eye shadow only)
  • Lip Colour:  Kokolores, BP – Pure Metallic Lips (Blue)
  • Chair:  Hex, Rabbit Chair (Matt)

*Links are for Saviad Spring Fair 2014

Blessings In My Life – Vero Modero, So Serious Dress

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About a month ago, I was blessed to have a 5 months old baby owl come into my life which, I must admit, threw my life into another animal frenzy…but surely a very happy one for that matter.

I have always had an admiration for raptors, or birds of prey, ever since I had a falcon follow me flying right close to me one day when I was riding my motorcycle alone in the mountains of Japan.  I turned my head while riding and my eyes met his.  Of course there was no words, but I was 100% sure we had a silent ‘connection’ at that moment. He flew along me for quite some distance and when he finally parted to go his way, he looked at me once more as if to say goodbye.  It was truly a magical moment I will never forget and ever since that day, I have developed this special admiration and love towards these amazing creatures.

OK, my owl, Popo, is not EXACTLY a falcon.  He is only about 20 cm tall (a little over half a feet) and he is hardly as fierce-looking as a falcon.  I must say, he is more comical and he makes me laugh just looking at him because of his big round eyes that make him look as if he is always surprised.  And more than anything he is a blessing.  When I take him to the park for a stroll, he makes everybody happy.  I think he has that special power. :)

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So when I saw a notice in my group about a new release from Vero Modero that had an eagle printed on the entire dress, I simply dropped everything I was doing and 20 seconds later, I was already in the store, ready to surrender my wallet to this amazing outfit.

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The bag I have here was another timely blessing!  Right after I styled this with a black shoulder bag, my great friend Kimmera Madison, owner and creator of Tres Beau, sent this bag to me as a gift.  She made this one-of-a-kind Pikachu bag for me and as you can see, it even comes with a label that says “Kay”!  Thank you, Kimmera, for this cute bag!  I just love it! <3

I thank all the wonderful blessings I have the pleasure of encountering in my life.  :)

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Popo (Northern White-faced Owl)

Spring Is (Almost) Here! Spring Casual Look With Mon Tissu

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It’s still cold outside on most days but recently I am noticing that on some sunny days, the temperature is not as low as it had been and we get spasms of warmer weather.  We are not there yet but spring is definitely coming closer!

Today, it was one of those nice sunny days and I decided to take my pet owl out to the park after I have done my rounds with my dogs.  He is still only six months old and he is getting used to my dogs but still not quite comfortable when they get too close.  So I still have to take them out separately just so that my owl doesn’t get too nervous with the excited dogs.  He is a tiny owl and won’t grow any bigger and it’s really funny to watch him go very thin when he sees a big dog such as a Labrador or a Golden Retriever because he is afraid but when he sees small dogs like Chiwawas, he spreads his wings out as much as he can, opens his already big eyes even bigger and tries to threaten the Chiwawas, who usually don’t even care that my tiny owl is doing his best to scare them.

With spring so close, I just felt like getting my wardrobe ready for the pleasant season also so I dropped by at one of the stores I liked very much for high quality casual fashion, mon tissu.  The store had many outfits that got my attention but for today, I decided that I wanted to style with lots of flowers!  So I made a look using lots of pretty spring colours and lots of flowers to celebrate the arrival of my favorite season.

I am hoping that very soon, I will be able to go to the park with all four of us (me, two dogs and my owl) wearing something similarly fun. :)

  • Sweater:  mon tissu, Slouchy Sweatshirt (Sky)
  • Pants:  mon tissu, Bloomsbury Trousers (Arboretum)
  • Bag:  mon tissu, Sophmore Satchel (Floral)
  • Sunglasses:  mon tissu, Harlow Sunglasses (Coral)
  • Wedge Sandals:  N-core, IBIZA “Floral Rose” (Mesh)
  • Flower Hair Accessory:  LaGyo,_Bizarre Flower Headpiece  (Gildadage)
  • Flower Ring:  LaGyo,_Bizarre Flower Ring  (Gildadage)
  • Nails:  Nailed It, Chevron Set – Warm Colors (Canary)
  • Lip Colour:  BOOM, Pale Pucker Pack (Candy)

Business In Style – Glam Dreams, Coco Black Suit

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In real life, I rarely wore what is generally known as business suits for women.  The office environment that surrounded me either allowed relatively free styles or when I worked for MAC cosmetics, we were only allowed to wear black but style was totally free.  Wait, I shouldn’t say “totally” free because one female staff did get banned from working in a department store booth we had when she wore only a black/white scarf twisted between her breasts and tied at the back for her top and a micro-mini short pants that almost revealed her butt cheeks.  *giggles*  So I can’t really say it was “totally” free but compared to most work places, I always had more freedom.

There were times, however, when I had to wear what is loosely called “power suits” which were female business suits that spoke silently to the counterpart that “I am serious and I mean business!”

It is almost refreshing to see such a power suit in SL where a lot of the outfits we see are either flamboyant, extravagant, fun, cute or sexy.  Coco Black Suit from Glam Dreams is exactly that suit that allows us to be serious and stylish at the same time.

I matched it with a delicate and lovely pair of glasses from Crie Style which is a rare store that specializes in glasses and monocles that no other can compare when it comes to detail and creativity.  The glasses are beyond jewelry items when it comes to the fine and minute details which never stops to amaze me.  I have to admit, I will never have the patience to build something like this without losing my mind or pulling out all my hair…or both!

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  • Suit:  Glam Dreams, Coco Black Suit  NEW
  • Glasses:  Crie Style, Baroque
  • Bag:  mon tissue, Sophmore Satchel (Matted Red)
  • Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer, Necklace – Owl Jewelled (Silver, Short)
  • Earrings:  Maxi Gossamer, Earrings – St Tropez Hammered Disks (Silver)
  • Hair:  Dura, Boys & Girls #46 (Irish Coffee)
  • Pumps:  Kunglers, Morgana pumps – Metallic heel – Scarlet
  • Nails:  Nailed It – Love Donna Flora! Set (Red)
  • Eye Shadow:  KoKoLoReS, BP – Smokey Glitter Eyeshadows
  • Lip Colour:  Kokolores, BP-Soft lip tints (Red)

AZUL, Rita In Champagne

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When I came back to SL, I was living in my free Linden home for about a week while I was thinking what I should do for a more permanent home.  I lived in a private island for a very long time and I loved the privacy and the freedom to terraform the island to what ever I wanted.  So at one point, I had a medieval village.  At another time, I had a modern house with a beautiful garden.  I loved how I could make anything and change it when I got bored.  But this time, the situation was a bit different.  I needed a house that I can feel comfortable in immediately.  I didn’t think I had the luxury of time to terraform, build a house and decorate it but I still wanted to live in a beautiful environment.

One day, Aris came home all excited.  Apparently, he had gone wandering around different sims and somehow ended up in the sim where the Rose Theater was located.  He then told me that there are furnished apartments we can rent there and he wanted me to come see it.  I fell in love right away and we decided to make this place our home.  So here we are in the beautiful sim owned and built by Kaya Angel called the Angel Manor Estate.  We love strolling around the beautiful garden where there is a riding stable, clay pigeon shooting, a mini golf course, a sanctuary where we can sit down for a nice tea party, an art gallery…there is just so much to enjoy and explore.  We even found a bath like the ancient Roman bath in the basement of the palace!  I am sure we haven’t even seen everything yet.

Another thing I am loving is that being a resident of this place, I can rez my pose stand anywhere on this vast estate!  So today, I decided to use this grand staircase to shoot a picture for my blog post for the lovely Rita gown in champagne colour from Azul.  It seemed perfect for this elegant gown.

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Now if only I didn’t get lost every time I take a stroll…  These are the moments I curse my horrible sense of direction in both RL and SL. :(

  • Gown: AZUL, Rita in Champagne (Mesh)
  • Necklace & Earrings:  Virtual Impressions, Gabrielle Gem Set in Snow White Pearls
  • Hair:  Eaters Coma, HAIR 16 (mocha)
  • Eye Shadow:  Glamorize, Forever Night Eye Makeup (Snowball)
  • Eye Liner:  KOOQLA, Z-eyeliners (Black 01)
  • Lip Colour:  Kokolores, BP-Soft Lip Tints (Brownie)

A sYs Skin Only At “From BOSL W/Love Hunt”

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Aren’t we all always looking for great skin?  sYs Design made a skin that comes with the makeup you see here and it’s available for L$1 only at From BOSL W/Love Hunt!  The hunt ends on February 28th so make sure you get it before it’s too late!  You can get many other exclusive and wonderful items in the stores in the Best of SL Boulevard mall covering 2 sims.  All you have to do is wear the Best of SL Magazine Readers group tag and look for red hearts in the stores and click on them to buy the items for L$1.

I also got this lovely mesh gown from sYs Design which was also sold at the store in the Best of SL Boulevard on the Renaissance sim right close to the chapel.

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The jewelry I am wearing here is from a Japanese store called Haysuriza.  The decoration parts you see over my right shoulder and attached to the right bracelet are separate pieces so you can wear these with or without the decorative parts.  And the avant-garde boots are from Wicca’s Wardrobe but you can definitely wear this gown with regular party shoes if that is what you prefer.

The BOSL Hunt will only last three more days so go check it out before it ends!

  • Gown:  sYs Design, CASSIOPE – long dress Mesh (white & black)
  • Skin:  sYs Design, KYO skin – beige – Valentine (From BOSL W/Love Hunt #22)
  • Jewelry Set:  HAYSURIZA, Pearl (121 Shinos Model ) Accessories
  • Hair + Hood:  EMO-tions, MARY-ANNE (B+W-pack)
  • Ankle Boots:  Wicca’s Wardrobe, Claw Boots Black Leather
  • Nails:  Nailed It, Bright Set (Red)

*The links to sYs Designs are for the Best of SL Boulevard.

Casual In Style – Vero Modero, Mei Set

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I like casual looks because they are more comfy in real life and fun to style.  When I came back to SL a month ago, I deleted all the outfit folders I had and I suddenly realized I needed more casual sets that I could quickly change into.

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This was an outfit that was newly released that I found in Vero Modero.  It’s called “Mei Set” and comes in different colour variations but I decided to get the grey set because for some reason, I had already set my mind to wear a coloured hair and I was looking for an outfit that will go with it and still look nice.

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This outfit was exactly what I wanted.  It’s casual, stylish, a little sexy (but not too much) and allows some really fun styling.  Again, I tried not to make it look too girly and cute so I used muted pale purple as the accent colour.

With the coloured wig, I think this look is good for casual parties too.  I hope you like it as much as I do.  :)

  • Outfit:  Vero Modero, Mei Set (grey)
  • Hair:  LeLutka, Scarlet Hair (L010)
  • Boots:  Maitreya, Mesh Radical Boots (Suede Coal)
  • Clutch Bag:  Baboom Couture, Mesh Clutch Bag, Karo (color change)
  • Necklace:  epoque, Shard Necklace (Chrome)
  • Earrings:  epoque, Shard Earrings (Chrome)
  • Eye Shadow:  KoKoLoReS, BP – Smokey Glitter Eyeshadows (Red)
  • Lip Colour:  Kokolores, BP – Pure Balms – Bold & Sheer (Lilac Bold)
  • Nails:  Nailed It, Fashion Duo Set (Sweet)

A “Heartbreak” I Love!

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Nobody likes a heartbreak, but this is one “Heartbreak” that I knowwwww most women will welcome with open arms!

Tres Beau by designer Kimmera Madison released “Heartbreak” on Valentine’s Day.  But you can see that this is not a gown that is so Valentine-ish that it can only be worn on February 14th.  It looks amazing on any other day of the year!

It comes in three colours; red, fuscia and off-white but I chose this fuscia one because it is not easy to find a nice ‘pink’ gown.  I think fuscia is a colour that can look very stylish but since it’s a strong colour, if you go in the wrong direction, you can end up looking either too childish, too girly or ‘a bit too much’.  If you look closely, the pink used in this gown is not a flat one tone of pink.  It’s actually a mix of different tones and that’s what gives this gown a deeper and sophisticated look.

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I used a multi-pale coloured jewelry set by Kunglers Extra just to break the pink a bit while adding some accent to the otherwise total fuscia look.  I also wanted to avoid the look being too girly so I chose to go with a smokey makeup with a slight tint of pink for the eyes and a very pale pink for the lips.

Overall, I’m very happy with the result and I think I was able to make the exact look that I was going after.  Now I’m happy and I can go back to sipping my favorite coffee!

  • Gown:  Tres Beau, “Heartache” Fushia
  • Jewelry Set:  Kunglers Extra, Walhalla – Silver
  • Hair:  D!va Hair, “Lili” (Type B) – Onyx
  • Nails:  Nailed It, French Manicure – Brights Set (summer)
  • Eye Shadow:  mock, Finn Indifference Eye Shadow (eyes only)
  • Lip Colour:  Kokolores, BP – Pure balms – Rose Sheer