Sascha’s Designs, “Purity” Styled In Two Directions

Sascha's Designs, Purity

Sascha Frangilli, designer and owner of Sascha’s Designs, has just released two gorgeous gowns.  One white, called “Purity” and another black called “Tainted“.  Like most of her gowns, Sascha has included so many outfits parts that allow infinite styling possibilities.  She even includes three different pants layers and five different skirt shapes.  For the price you pay, which is very reasonable to begin with, this is so much value for your money!

Instead of blogging both gowns, I decided to try two totally different styling using the different outfit parts in the Purity set.  So here they are.

For the first look, I used the ‘split pants’ and ‘hip split swirl’ which is a half skirt that attached to the right leg, leaving the left leg bare.  I also tried a slightly fantasy look.  The Exile hairbase that I used here is an excellent hairbase set to have in your inventory as you can get a whole fatpack of different coloured hairbases for free at the Exile store.  You will find the vendor placed right in front where the new released hairs are sold.

And for the second look, I used the ‘full pants layer’, ‘skirt layer’, ‘fluffer skirt’ and ‘big collar’ in the Purity set.  The parts called ‘big collar’ is the elaborate bust hem and shoulder piece that you see in the pic below.

I took another shot just to show another top arrangement that the set allows.  Here I used a ‘stola’ instead of the ‘big collar.’  Actually the possibility is just too many and the blog post will end up way too long if I tried to show all.  But at least this will give you a glimpse of the variety of styling that is possible.

Styling notes:  Look 1

Styling notes:  Look 2

Posted by Kay Fairey, CEO and model for BLVD Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy Executive Director and Instructor, Agency Director for Dione Fashion Agency, Fashion Editor for the Best of SL Magazine, Producer and Host for “SLTV Fashion Style – The Runway” which is a bi-weekly live fashion program by Second Life TV in SL Japan.

Gizza Spring 2012 New Release

Gizza Creations, Kallisto Dress in Aqua

This beautiful gown is already all over the SL fashion scene being blogged by so many.  It is a very elegant gown with a divine air to it and I think it’s the simple beauty that has attracted so many.

What more can I say since I am sure enough has been said about this gown.  But one thing I must add in this post is that Kunglers which is the jewelry brand I am wearing with this gown is having a 50% discount sale which ends today!!  Run, run!

Kunglers, Serpente in Silver with makeup by Egoisme

Styling note:

  • Dress: Gizza Creations, Kallisto Dress (Aqua)  NEW
  • Jewelry: Kunglers Extra, Serpente (Silver)
  • Hair: Wasabi Pills, Reptilia Hair (Night)
  • Hairbase: BooN, Gathered Raised Hairbase (black)
  • Shoes: Melania, Vestale Silver Shoes
    *The Melania shoes seem to be available only in SLmarketplace.
  • Makeup: Egoisme, Evian Alex Addons Makeups & Vividtones (Makeup Divine 8)
  • Nails: Finesmith Jewelry, Snowflake Nails Color Set

Posted by Kay Fairey, CEO and model for BLVD Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy Executive Director and Instructor, Agency Director for Dione Fashion Agency, Fashion Editor for the Best of SL Magazine, Producer and Host for “SLTV Fashion Style – The Runway” which is a bi-weekly live fashion program by Second Life TV in SL Japan.

Japanese Designer On The Watch – Lika Ruby

Phew….after I spent practically a week working hard to prepare for the BOSL Spring 2012 Collective Fashion Show that was held over two days this weekend in which we showcased 100 outfits and 20 sets of jewelry, I am back to blogging again.  It’s funny how I start to feel frustrated when I can’t blog and there are so many great creations out there that I sometimes feel impatient when I can’t.

So back to happy blogging. 🙂

Lika Ruby - Mika Dress in red

Today, I have a Japanese store to introduce that is not well known yet but one I think has a very promising future, Lika Ruby.  She is a Japanese designer who definitely deserves attention.  She is very unique in that she creates a lot of outfits inspired by Chinese designs.  Her newest release that just came out is this “Mika” dress that looks like a mix of Japanese and Chinese design with an Obi-like* wide belt that looks like it was taken from a kimono worn over a mesh dress that has woven pattern that is Chinese inspired.

In spite of this, the silhouette is a regular Western dress so it can easily be styled like any dress you are used to like I did in this blog post.  “Mika” comes in six colour variations and here I wore red.

I did wear this same hat when I blogged Xanadu’s Jumpsuit in Kenya in the BOSL blog but after trying different stylings, I just couldn’t find any other that I liked more so I gave up and decided to use this hat again.  Hahaha so much for loving a hat.  😛

Styling note

  • Outfit:  Lika Ruby, Mika (red)   NEW
  • Hat:  Hatter Is Mad, The Preacher Hat
  • Choker:  Dahlinks, Fallen Angel Black Onyx Ribbon Choker V
  • Earrings:  Dahlinks, Jewelry Concubine Earrings Black Diamond – Noir
  • Ring:  Dahlinks, Bakelite Dress Ring V
  • Hair Base:  BooN, Gathered Lower Hairbase (black)
  • Hair:  Bliss Hair, Classic Bun (noir)
  • Nails:  CCD, Prim Nail Manicure (Red)
  • Shoes:  Pixel Fashion, Eve Temptation Shoes Black
  • Eye Shadow:  Fashion Makeup’s, Eyeshadow Summer Edition 001
  • Lipstick:  LeLutka, Gem Lipstick Palette-Pearl (Clandestine Lipstick-Pearl)
  • Poses:  Del May Poses

Posted by Kay Fairey, CEO and model for BLVD Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy Executive Director and Instructor, Agency Director for Dione Fashion Agency, Fashion Editor for the Best of SL Magazine, Producer and Host for “SLTV Fashion Style – The Runway” which is a bi-weekly live fashion program by Second Life TV in SL Japan.

A Lovely Cocktail Dress From a Japanese Designer – Connors

Connors, Georgette Lace Cocktail Dress (Ivory)

I visited Connors just to see if there was anything I liked.  I found this lovely cocktail dress at Connors that was marked as a new release.  I loved how the lace skirt slowed out from a very low position, giving the dress an almost 30’s type vintage feel.

Connors, Georgette Lace Cocktail Dress (Ivory)

So I set off to style a modern vintage.  In other words, a look that had a taste of a vintage look without going all the way 30’s.  I picked pale lilac as a colour I wanted to add which was something I thought might not over-shadow the lovely ivory colour.  The gloves you see in the pic were gloves with relatively large cuff parts which I decided not to use to keep it simple.

Connors, Georgette Lace Cocktail Dress (Ivory)

It is always very difficult to find the exact colour shoes you want but with these pair of shoes from Virtual Impressions, you can use a HUD that comes with the shoes and pick what ever colour you like using a colour chart.  This is what I love about Virtual Impressions shoes.  As long as you can find a shoe’s design that matches, you never have to worry about the colour.

Katsucide Skins, Laura Pale (lilac)

The skin I wore here was a new skin from Katsucide Skins called Laura skin in light.  This skin store is also participating in FFL (Fashion For Life) and has a really great drow skin if any of you are interested.  And one of the drow skins “Sandra cendre – Cerise – Dark” is an FFL donate skin, which means 100% of the sales go to FFL.

Styling note:

Posted by Kay Fairey, CEO and model for BLVD Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy Executive Director and Instructor, Agency Director for Dione Fashion Agency, Fashion Editor for the Best of SL Magazine, Producer and Host for “SLTV Fashion Style – The Runway” which is a bi-weekly live fashion program by Second Life TV in SL Japan.

Lamu Sim Renewal and ALB Dream Fashion

ALB Dream Fashion

AnaLee Balut, owner and designer of ALB Dream Fashion has just reopened her sim after a renewal and O…M…G…what a fun sim it has become!  It was always a very unique and exotic sim which I enjoyed exploring when I visited her store.  But now she has added many fun things to do and not only that, the market place is like those small but fun shopping areas with narrow alleys and lots of stairs that can make a stroll so enjoyable!

Let me try to list it…she has a donkey ride and a camel ride that takes you through the sim and explains the RL places that AnaLee took the hint from.  She also has a hang-glider that you can rez and fly around the sim with.  She has LOTS of animals…and I mean LOTS!  An elephant, a rhinoceros, dolphins and lots and lots of donkeys.  She has lovely cuddle areas, exotic palaces and oh so much to see and explore!

Of course, the ALB Dream Fashion store is located on this sim too and offers as much of exotic pleasure as the sim itself with its colourful and unique designs that AnaLee is so well-known for.  If you have followed modeling or fashion in SL for some time, you will know that Mimmi Boa won Miss Virtual World 2009 by wearing AnaLee’s off-the-rack gown when every other finalist ran to get a custom gown made for them.

So what’s more befitting than to introduce one of her latest designs called ALB Muse Dress that fits the exotic atmosphere of the sim so perfectly!

ALB Muse Dress + Head Dress by AnaLee Balut

It’s not just befitting.  Just take a look at the details of this garment and how real the scarf looks with its transparent material that is embroidered with detailed designs.  The texture of the fabric used is also simply amazing.

ALB Muse Dress + Head Dress by AnaLee Balut

To style this gorgeous outfit, I used an Egyptian-type makeup from a.e.meth that truly completed this look.

a.e.meth, Egyptian Glam in Gold

By the way, this is a snapshot of me enjoying my donkey ride.  Just beware though…this donkey stumbles a lot so hang on tight!

Kay's donkey ride in the Lamu sim

Styling note:

*I only used a black hair base for this outfit and therefore no hair is listed.

Posted by Kay Fairey, CEO and model for BLVD Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy Executive Director and Instructor, Agency Director for Dione Fashion Agency, Fashion Editor for the Best of SL Magazine, Producer and Host for “SLTV Fashion Style – The Runway” which is a bi-weekly live fashion program by Second Life TV in SL Japan.

Forever Yours by My Precious

Agnes Finney's My Precious, Forever Yours

Forever yours…what a romantic phrase this is.  And it’s not just a phrase of words.  It is the name of a new gown that was released by Agnes Finney’s My Precious in February which is, of course, the month of romance.

To style this lovely gown, I used a similarly sweet makeup tattoo that is available from Noya Designs that has a version with a beauty mark and I also used a gorgeous jewelry set from Virtual Impressions that use diamonds and rubies, intertwined into a rich and lovely design motif.

Virtual Impressions, Majestic Jewelry in Diamonds & Rubies

Styling note:

  • Gown:  Agnes Finney’s My Precious, Forever Yours
  • Jewelry: Virtual Impressions, Majestic Jewelry in Diamonds & Rubies
  • Makeup: Noya Designs, Pink Lips-Pink ❤ + <3Mole + Blush in the “I Heart You – Valentine Make Ups” pack*
  • Eyeliner: Miamai, XGen Vintage Liner A Black (No Hair)
  • Hair: Pocket Mirror, Brigida Updo (Black)*
  • Pose: Diesel Works Animations

Posted by Kay Fairey, CEO and model for BLVD Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy Executive Director and Instructor, Agency Director for Dione Fashion Agency, Fashion Editor for the Best of SL Magazine, Producer and Host for “SLTV Fashion Style – The Runway” which is a bi-weekly live fashion program by Second Life TV in SL Japan.

Inspired by the Academy Awards – Orage Creations, Royal Blue

Orage Creations, Royal - Blue photographed inside the BOSL Country Club.

The long awaited Academy Awards have been announced!  And in the current cinema environment where high-tech graphic technology such as CG, VFX and 3D are becoming the norm, a french silent film depicting a relationship of an older silent film star and a rising young actress, The Artist, has won The Best Picture Award!  The film also won awards for best director, best actor, best original score and costume design.  Wow, I’ll have to see this film!

Watching news of the Academy Award inspired me to create a Red Carpet look and a new gown that was released by Orage Creations with its Italian designer, Elettra Gausman, was the perfect gown I was looking for!

Orage Creations, Royal - Blue photographed inside the BOSL Country Club.

The deep midnight blue, which is one of my favorite colours, gave this gown an elegance that had no match but with added glam brought on by the over-sized ruffle decor that gave spice to an otherwise simple and classic design.

I matched this with a new set of jewelry just released this past weekend by Virtual Impressions, Majestic Jewelry in Diamonds on Platinum.  The rich floral motif of this jewelry set was more than what I was looking for to complete my Red Carpet look.

Virtual Impressions, Majestic Jewelry in Diamonds on Platinum

Now all I need is a handsome man to escort me down the aisle.  Any volunteers?

Styling Note:

  • Gown: Orage Creations, Royal – Blue NEW
  • Jewelry: Virtual Impressions, Majestic Jewelry in Diamonds on Platinum NEW
  • Hair: Boudoir, Daphne hair
  • Prim Nails: CCD, Prim Nails + Ring – Royalty (Ruby)
  • Makeup: Noya Designs, Glitter & Glam 23 Party Make Upsシリーズの中の
    Cyan Glitter Palette + Dark Red Lips*

*Noya Designs makeup tattoos are now only available on SLmarketplace.

Posted by Kay Fairey, CEO and model for BLVD Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy Executive Director and Instructor, Agency Director for Dione Fashion Agency, Fashion Editor for the Best of SL Magazine, Producer and Host for “SLTV Fashion Style – The Runway” which is a bi-weekly live fashion program by Second Life TV in SL Japan.

AZUL Releases Faith, Serene Faith’s Last Gown As Miss Virtual World 2011

AZUL, Faith in Pearl

AZUL releases Faith, the gown that Miss Virtual World 2011, Serene Faith wore in her last walk as the reigning Miss Virtual World in the Grand Finals that was held on December 18th of last year where the new Miss Virtual World 2012 was crowned.

AZUL, Faith in Pearl

Mami Jewell of AZUL custom made this gown for Serene‘s last walk and it is finally released for the public.

The gown is an elegant classic style that portrays Serene‘s very modest and humble personality and yet carries the glam of a reigning Miss Virtual World.

A classic elegance mixed with glamour

Styling note:

  • Dress: AZUL, Faith (Pearl) – NEW
  • Jewelry: Virtual Impressions, Taylor Jewelry Set in Gold Pearls & Diamonds
  • Hair: Pocket Mirror, Elvira with Hairbase (Black)
  • Makeup:  I am using a pre-released makeup here and will introduce this after it is released.
  • Poses: agapee Poses

Posted by Kay Fairey, CEO and model for BLVD Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy Executive Director and Instructor, Agency Director for Dione Fashion Agency, Fashion Editor for the Best of SL Magazine, Producer and Host for “SLTV Fashion Style – The Runway” which is a bi-weekly live fashion program by Second Life TV in SL Japan.

Chaos Theory from Mea Culpa

Mea Culpa, Chaos Theory

Mea Culpa introduces Chaos Theory, another amazing creation from this RL artist designer in SL.

Mea Culpa, Chaos Theory

La Malvada Mujer makeup

Styling note:

Posted by Kay Fairey, CEO and model for BLVD Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy Executive Director and Instructor, Agency Director for Dione Fashion Agency, Fashion Editor for the Best of SL Magazine, Producer and Host for “SLTV Fashion Style – The Runway” which is a bi-weekly live fashion program by Second Life TV in SL Japan.