Gems & Kisses New Main Store and Fashion Shows

Today from 12:30pm SLT, Gems and Kisses which is a brand known with its unique and creative jewelry will be showing 6 mini shows showcasing the new releases commemorating the opening of its new main store and sim. All proceeds will be donated to Relay For Life.

Gems and Kisses, We Love Life Fashion Shows
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Posted by Kay Fairey, Agency Director and model for Boulevard Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy CEO, LOOK Elite Models COO, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.

Three Looks With Gems and Kisses

OK I was stupid. I was trying to create three looks using Gems and Kisses jewelry and only AFTER I created them and took pics did I find out that I had to use an outfit from Gems and Kisses called Fashion Rebel. *sighs*

So I spent so long styling them and taking pics, I decided to post them in my blog. After all, I did have fun styling them and the pics were fun too. 🙂 And it taught me a basic rule…..READ notecards carefully.

So here it goes……

My first look was themed “Queen of Passion.” I used an interesting set from Gems and Kisses called Handcuffs which is a choker and a bracelet set that is using handcuffs as a motif and no, it doesn’t look like BDSM which is what I like about it. I styled it with a bright red gown from Bliss Couture called Izzie Gown in red.

“Queen of Passion”
Gems and Kisses Handcuffs and Bliss Couture Izzie Gown in red

The next theme was “Rave Party.” Here I used Khafra Set in platinum from Gems and Kisses together with Vida in lime from VoguE Style. This outfit comes with a fur collar which is nice in the winter but here, I used the outfit without the fur collar. Since the colour of the outfit is a soft lime green, it works perfectly without the fur for the spring season too.

This was also my first attempt to edit the pic over a real life picture of a party.

“Rave Party”
Gems and Kisses Khafra Set and Vida in lime from VoguE Style

The last one was themed “Dark Rebel.” Here I used a choker called Wild Black Choker, also from Gems and Kisses together with Chained Womens Black from RFyre. The RFyre outfit is a cool outfit that has a sculpt collar, which is not used here, and also comes in short sleeves as well as a no-sleeve top. But for this theme, the long sleeves worked the best.

“Dark Rebel”
Gems and Kisses Wild Black Choker and RFyre Chained Womens Black

Posted by Kay Fairey, Agency Director and model for Boulevard Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy CEO, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.

Fun Styling With Colours

It all started from this new set of Gems and Kisses necklace and bangles I got at the Accessory Fair. Gems and Kisses has a new series of colourful necklaces and bangles that are sold at the Accessory Fair store that comes in a whopping 18 colours (3 fat packs of 6 colours each are also available) and necklaces and bracelets are sold separately so you can mix and match what you want to fit your taste.

I was in a mood for colours and a fun look and I was also looking for a good way to style a new pair of cool sneaker boots I got from Chapeau Tres Mignon (yes I know this is a hat store but these boots were sold there!). So I decided that “yellow” will be my theme today.

I also just got these sunglasses… fact two of them from Haysuriza which looked really cool and came with HUDs that allowed you to change the lens (yes I know this time, Haysuriza IS a shoe store but Hays just released these sunglasses. How confusing). What I liked in particular was the shape of the sunglasses which were really well made. Here I wore both of them to show both designs. For this particular look, however, I would go with the RetroCat No.3, which is the one with white frame and classic design.

The newly released pants from Tutti Fruitt were a perfect match to create a fun and funky look with its wild colours that sort of reminded me of the 60’s fashion. Tutti Frutti is a great store for those looking for fun pants as the store has a series of funky pants you can choose from. And to pull everything together, I chose a simple black tank top with a Sid & Nancy print on the front.

Top: Emery, Tank Sid & Nancy
Pants: Tutti Frutti, Pop Girl Low Rise Jeans
Necklace: Gems and Kisses, Discovery of Mars (yellow)
Bangles: Gems and Kisses, Rings of Saturn (yellow)
*Click here to go to the Accessory Fair Fair (the bangles will be sold in the Main Store after the fair).
Sunglasses 1: Haysuriza, Michelle with HUD
Sunglasses 2: Haysuriza, RetroCat No. 3 with HUD
Boots: Chapeau Tres Mignon, Wing Sneaker Boots (yellow)
Hair: Vixen Hair, Camillia

Posted by Kay Fairey, Agency Director and model for Boulevard Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy CEO, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.

DIRAM – Have I Been Blind???

All this came to me when Frolic Mills sent me an IM that started with the usual “KAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY” (note: In real, the Y part is much longer, often extending to several lines). I often wonder if the Y key on his keyboard is worn by now. This several lines of IM which really only consisted of the word “KAY” continued with another line that read “DIRAM wants to do a show with us in January.”

OK. DIRAM……is that a new brand? I must confess, I almost call myself the walking LM dictionary of SL Fashion. It had always fascinated me to find new and undiscovered brands that have great potential to become big and to dig them out and place them under the spot light, so to speak. So I knew most of the brands…..well, MOST, that is. And this was one that had not yet come across my radar.

Feeling a bit hurt and ashamed, I immediately decided to find the store and teleport. I landed right outside of a store that had lots of fun and colourful outfits as well as some accessory items which included shoes and some separately sold clothing items. Designer, djod Karu had a fine selection of mostly casual and fun, sexy clothes. Yes, they were nice but not something that blew me away. Lots of mini and micro skirts, belly-exposing outfits, stockings with garters…….the types of clothes I see quite often in SL.

OK, so casual and sexy.

That was my conclusion and I left it until it was time to start preparing for this show. This whole expectation was literally blown away when djod sent me some sneak preview pics of her new collection, which she named, SCANDALOUS.

I must say, she totally threw me off in a way I had never experienced in my whole SL life. All I could say was “omg omg omg omg omg” as I tried to stop drooling over the pics that she sent me. This was back in December and it was LONG and patient wait till I was allowed to show or talk about this collection.

DIRAM – Lady Gaga Dirty Rich Red

Now djod has finished her launch show with Boulevard Agency, has done a new collection launch party with Avenue when the new collection were finally released on January 30, and now she has more shows scheduled with Evane and then with BeStyle Model Agencies. So it’s about time I talk about it.

This whole collection was inspired by Lady Gaga and Britney Spears and what they actually wore in real life. The collection can be best described as being fun, provocative, sexy, casual but also achieves all this at a very high level of fashion and quality. I cannot think of any brand that even resembles the SCANDALOUS collection. It is unique both in style as well as quality of the outfits. All of the items are also outfits that will become a great source for mixing and matching or matching with other fun items that you can find on the grid which allows you to create your own fun style.

I admit. I am now totally hooked! I have so many of her new designs in my inventory now that it took a while to decide which one I wanted to show but I decided to go with the Lady Gaga Dirty Rich Red, which is apparently djod’s favorite piece too. It also represents her vision of quality and high fashion while also being fun, sexy and provocative.

I matched this up with a Lady Gaga style sunglasses that I had found some time ago and also this really fun pair of tights I had in my inventory from FAB PONY. I also tried on various pairs of boots and pumps but settled for this thigh high boots, also from DIRAM as it matched in not only in its style but also in the exact shade of red that I wanted. Aah and one more note about the sunglasses which I found at Vintage Wear Outlet. There were many colour variations of gems used either on white base, as seen here, or black base. To copy Lady Gaga, it might be more appropriate to use the black base type but since I use black hair, I thought this might blend in with my hair. So for my own styling purposes, I chose to buy the white based ones.

If you decide to go take a peep in the store, note that her SCANDALOUS collection will be found in a separate building right across from her regular main store. So don’t fret if you cannot find it in her regular store. Just step out and go across to the other building where you will most likely experience the same kind of excitement I experienced when I first saw the pictures back in December.


Outfit: DIRAM, Lady Gaga Dirty Rich Red
(gloves included)
Tights: FAB PONY, Chevron Hose (B&W)
Sunglasses: Vintage Wear Outlet, Fame Shades (Onyx on Zircon)
Necklace & Earrings: Gems & Kisses, Exteme Nobility, Gold Miniset
(necklace was re-attached to spine in this look)
Boots: DIRAM, Toxic Bottes Deluxe Edition (red)
Hair: Kin hair, Mira (black)

Posted by Kay Fairey, Agency Director and Top model for Boulevard Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy CEO, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.

The Miss Virtual Gown From LeeZu! – Aimee Gown

I have to admit, it took me some time to get this post up since I got the gown, so this is a new release that was released a few days ago. It was released on January 3 to be more accurate. But I am sure it’s still a lovely gown that is worth a mention.

The Aimee Gown from LeeZu! was originally designed as a gown for Miss UK to wear during the Miss Virtual World final stage that took place on December 19th last year. (wow just saying last year makes it sound like it was a LONG time ago!)

England is known for the lovely gardens that people take a lot of care to maintain throughout the country. You will notice that whether large or small, the gardens are always kept well groomed with lots of sweet flowers. This gown reminds me of just that. Dainty flowers adorn this gown with delicate and subtle colours that match the delicate line of the outfit.

The Aimee gown comes in three difference colour options; champagne, graybrown and black. The skirt is made of a combination of sculpties and flexi prims that allows for a very natural movement and also with a resize script that gives the possibility to resize a single prim as well as the whole skirt.

The gown comes with a matching hat that compliments the gown with more flowers and ruffles creating a very nice balance with the volume of the gown.

The champagne coloured gown is probably the main colour here which is a lovely romantic colour that is not white but more of a very light off-white colour tone giving the whole gown a very warm image. Personally, I also fell in love with graybrown which is a smokey pale brown with flowers in off-white and very pale green. The combination of these three colours is absolutely impressive and chic while boasting a delicate elegance that no other colour can match.

1. LeeZu! – Aimee Gown (champagne)

The jewelry I wore for the champagne gown is from Mandala, where kikunosuke Eel, a Japanese photographer, has his very creative and lovely jewelry creations. The jewelry sets are usually voluptuous, comes in many colour variations and many of them have resize scripts. He also offeres ones with glow or no glow in the same set, which I am sure comes from his experience as an SL photographer.

The jewelry set I am wearing with the graybrown gown is from Gems & Kisses, where Italian jewelry designer Deliziosa Vendetta also creates and sells very unique and creative jewelry but in a totally different style from kikunosuke. Both of these stores have jewelry that have a lot of impact and look very unique while at the same time adding so much to compliment the outfits.

2. LeeZu! – Aimee Gown (graybrown)

Styling card for Look 1
Gown: LeeZu!, Aimee Gown (champagne)
Necklace & Earrings: Mandala, Lotus Necklace and Earrings (bronze)
Shoes: Haysuriza, Eiris Pumps Pointed 100 (classic white)
Hair: LeLutka, Ballerina hair (charcoal)
Skin: Dutch Touch, JoLie Cream, Dew

Styling card for Look 2
Gown: LeeZu!, Aimee Gown (graybrown)
Necklace & Earrings: Gems & Kisses, Miracle of Light, Silver Miniset
Shoes: Baiastice, Mikaelle (smoke)
Hair: Maitreya, Aimee (walnut)
Skin: Dutch Touch, JoLie Cream, CatsEyes

Posted by Kay Fairey, Agency Director and Top model for Boulevard Agency, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.