31 07 2009

I never go to any grand ball’s or lavish parties, but I must admit that I love ballgowns.  There is something so elegant and beautiful about a well made gown that I find hard to resist.  Such is the case with one of the newer releases at Sascha’s Designs – Ethereal.  Sascha Frangilli was kind enough to gift me with this gorgeous gown in Argent, which is a lush silver color.  The dress can be worn in three different ways and it comes with a really well done hat.  Unfortunately, hats and my avatar are not a good combination generally, but it’s a gorgeous piece and certainly gives you options.  I chose to wear the full ballgown skirt, but will include the vendor ad at the end of this post so that you can see how versatile this dress is.


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Do You Flirt?

29 07 2009

So if you didn’t hear, ~flirt~ opened a brand new redesigned sim this weekend.  The lovely designer behind ~flirt~, Skinkie Winkler, was kind enough to give a few bloggers a gift card to her store, and I had a hard time choosing what to buy.  ~flirt~ has so many great pieces, but I did my best.
The first thing I bought was something I’ve been eyeing for quite some time, the FRAGILE! line.  I really love the thought process behind this line of jewelry, and the look of it is something I’ve not really seen before.  It was designed as a set of High Couture pieces, but I believe it’s versatile enough to wear with any look you can create.  Here is part of the notecard you’ll receive from ~flirt~ when you buy the set.  I think this says it much better than I can.
“The FRAGILE! series of  high couture statment jewellery from ~flirt~ is a range of individual pieces hand-crafted from glass and sterling silver.  The dichotomy of the materials is a reflection of the human condition.  More specifically, FRAGILE! represents our innermost self and how we choose to display it to the outside world.  Oftentimes  our core is tender, easily broken, sensitive.  We choose either to display this and risk damage, or to protect it, sheathing it from harm, but also covering it’s reflective beauty.  Considering these two states, Skinkie Winkler created a range of dramatic pieces to be worn as a statement, alone or combined with others in the range.  It is purposeful that no “set” of necklace, earrings and bangles has been put together: No two individuals are the same, and Skinkie feels it is not her place to choose on your behalf which goes with which.  Predictable, Unpredictable, Swayed, Twisted or Split… what makes up your unique self?”
All of the pieces are exquisite really, but in the end, I chose those pieces that spoke to me the most:  Unpredictable & Twisted.  Sounds like me, right?  For this look, I wanted to do something in true “Arcadia Style,” and even though it’s not Couture, I think it turned out pretty well.


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Hello, Lover

26 07 2009

While surfing the internet the a few weeks back, I happened to come across this picture and knew immediately that I HAD to have that pose in SL.  Knowing that Zelly Mornington of Striking Poses was an expert in re-creating sexy model poses, I sent her a notecard with the photo and inquired about a custom pose.  Zelly was very nice in all of my correspondence with her, and while she is not currently doing any custom work, she loved the pose so much she decided to go ahead and create it.  I was thrilled, of course, and even moreso when she told me a few days later that the pose had inspired an entire pose set she was calling “Hello Lover.”

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Liberate Your Lingerie!

18 07 2009


MDR Photo Studio is hosting a lingerie party this Saturday, July 18th, at 6 p.m. SLT–Liberate Your Lingerie.  It’s time to bring your lingerie out from behind those locked doors and wear it proudly!  DJ Ashleigh Dickins will be spinning a sexy mix of music for all of the lingerie-clad lovelies in attendance.   
This month’s Affiliate is Reasonable Desires which specilaizes in gorgeous lingerie and sexy costumes.  Martini Joliat, the designer behind Reasonable Desires, will be hanging out with us to party and answer any questions you may have.  We’re hoping her partner, Austie Pegler, will be able to stop by as well.  So come and say hi to them and to us!
We’ll have a raffle during the party at an unspecified time. Make sure you’re there early to enter! If you’re our random lucky winner, you will recieve a 750L gift certificate to Reasonable Desires and a gift certficate for one free photo by an MDR Photographer wearing the items purchased with the Reasonable Desires gift card.  Martini will also have a FANTASTIC Reasonable Desires freebie gift for you to grab while you’re dancing the night away.  Reasonable Desires has created a brand new outfit that is not yet available in stores! After the MDR party, the outfit will be available for purchase at Reasonable Desires. The ONLY way to get it for FREE before it’s even on sale is to come to the MDR Lingerie Party! 
Keep reading for a sneak peek at this new set of lingerie! (Oh, and it’s not either of the two sets you see in the photo above, though they are available at Reasonable Desires.)

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Gothic Opulence

15 07 2009

With all of the bright summer fun I’ve been having lately, it was inevitable that my Gothy side would demand to come out and play.  A few weeks ago, I met Sascha Frangilli, and she invited me to her store, Sascha’s Designs.  If you’ve not been there, you should take some time to go and look around.  It’s huge, and the sheer number of gowns she has available is amazing.  While perusing the store and chatting with Sascha, my eyes were drawn to a dress called Black Widow, and I knew I had to have it.  Sascha was kind enough to gift it to me, and I decided to blog it the next day.  Well, things happen in RL and SL, and I get behind on my blogging.  I know, shocking  isn’t it?  But finally, tonight I had a reason to get it out of the “to blog” folder, dust it off, and put it on.  Because not only was my inner Goth ready to play, she was also feeling a bit princess-y.  Those two sides of my personality do not work together very often, but when they do the result is usually something I like to call “Gothic Opulence.”

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In League With Lost Angel

12 07 2009

While talking to Rhodesy the other day, I made a comment to the effect of, “my love for Lost Angel knows no bounds.”  The more I think about that, the more true I realize it is.  If lindens were no object, I’d own everything Lost Angel sells; maybe even two of some things. My latest purchase from Lost Angel is the Dormeuse Deejay set, and I can’t put into words how fantastic this set is.  For only 575L you get the lounger with pillows (color changing) and a rug, the accessories, and a pair of headphones for wearing on both your head and your neck.  The set comes with five fantastic poses and is scripted with a drop down menu for easy use.  I knew I had to show it off (and some of the new regular poses I bought while I was there), and to do so I decided to put together a cool, yet sexy look.  The first piece in that puzzle was definitely the latest release from League: the Garage jeans.

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Satin Cool

10 07 2009

After all that swimming and posing in the sun, I thought something cool and satiny was in order last night, and the newest release from Insolence was certainly the right choice.

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