Clothing Fair: Exploring New Cultures With Milky House

16 03 2010

Another great thing about Clothing Fair is being exposed to designers/styles that you wouldn’t normally see everyday in your second life.  It’s a great opportunity to find great new designers and see what’s going on fashion wise in the lands outside of our comfort zone.  And that is exactly what happened to me when I stumbled into the Tokyo SIM and found myself standing in the Milky House store.  This mini kimono was so cute; I just had to have it.

Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisements




Noelle, Noelle

22 12 2009

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is finding those special holiday themed sets that are only available during this final month of the year.  It’s a fun way to treat yourself after all of the hustle & bustle of the season (that you are experiencing in both worlds if your life is anything like mine).  And, of course, a favorite place to find such a fun treat is Reasonable Desires.  One of their newest releases is a holiday take on Burlesque called Miss Noelle.

Read the rest of this entry »





Can You Survive The Pyramid of Death?

31 10 2009

Looking for something fun to do on Halloween?  There are several fabulous Halloween-themed builds out there on the grid, but I wanted to show you one you may not have heard of yet: The Mysterious Pyramid of Death.  The lovely ladies at Reasonable Desire have put up a really fun and interactive build that’s perfect for a Halloween date night or hanging out with a group of friends.  And speaking of Reasonable Desires, if you’re still looking for a ready-to-wear costume this is the place to go.  They have an amazing array of fun costumes from the sexy bubbles costume to the historical pilot Amelia.  As a bonus, if you make it out of the pyramid alive, you’ll recieve one of their costumes as a free gift.  But getting it won’t be as easy as you think.

pyramid_013 copy

Read the rest of this entry »





Surprise! It’s Halloween!

31 10 2009

**Edited to fix the Surprise! slurl**

Happy Halloween!  It is the most important day of the year (for me, anyway) and also my favorite holiday all rolled into one.  But, alas, I know there are some of you still looking for that perfect costume.  If you’re in the market for a ready-to-wear witch costume, Lara Aridian of Surpise! has made a fantastic one. 
 
Witches don’t always have to be dark and sexy.  Sometimes, witches are just cute and sassy (w/a hint of sexy), and that’s what this first costume by Surprise! is. 

pyramid_031 copy

Read the rest of this entry »





Can A Vampire Be Kyoot?

25 10 2009

**Edited to correct pose information**

There are times when a certain item immediately catches your eye, and you know instantly what you will do with it.  This happened to me several months ago as I was shopping in Kyoot.  I hadn’t been to Kyoot in quite some time and had decided to go and see what was new.  While shopping, I saw something white out of the corner of my eye and immediately turned and walked toward it.  Before it even finished rezzing, I knew it would be perfect for Halloween.  I was not wrong.  Straight Jacket Surrealist brings the Halloween to Couture. The only thing left to do was buy it and figure out which direction to take.

As I stood in the loft going through my inventory trying on this and that, I began to brainstorm.  My first thought was maybe a Mummy, so I added the Boxer Arm Wraps from Urban Dare.  But then, because this dress has fabulous stitches here and there, I thought it could be used for a fabulously modern twist on Frankenstien’s Bride (I still think that could work).  And then, I began trying on skins.  When I put on the Julana III, Bleeding Hearts by DaeSkins my inner vampire (yes, I do have one) stood up, pointed at that dress and said “This is fabulous and it is MINE!”  And so, vampire it was.

vampire_019 copy

Read the rest of this entry »





Ballet Gothique

21 10 2009

Sometimes inspiration for the right costume or even the right look can come from those who know you best.  A few weeks ago, I was trying to come up with the perfect outfit to wear to a surprise birthday party for the lovely Saiyge Lotus and was feeling particularly blocked.  It was a Goblin Ball, but not being very goblin-y myself, I decided to just go with something dark.  You’d think that would be relatively easy for me, but I still found myself struggling to come up with something fun and unique.  Enter the wonderful Gabby Panacek, who I was chatting with via IM at the time.  When I told her of my dilemma, she casually suggested I go as a Goth Ballerina.

 Cue the light bulbs and fanfare!  That was something I knew I could pull off, which I did.  And, I enjoyed the look so much that I decided to blog it as part of my mix and match Halloween Costume series, with a few slight variations.

gothballerina_002 copy

Read the rest of this entry »





‘Tis Almost Fairy Time

20 06 2009

“Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!” ~William Butler Yeats

This Sunday, we’re celebrating Midsummer by having a “Release Your Inner Fae” party at MDR.  It’s the first party we’ve thrown in the new studio, and though it’s a smaller space, there is still plenty of room for dancing and fairy fun.  DJ Bridgitte Boucher will be spinning for us, and we can’t wait to hear what kind of mix she’s come up with for this event.  Also, we’ve started a new program at MDR: the Affiliate of the Month.  Each month we’ll have a different designer/store sponsoring the party.  It’s our way of showing some of our favorite places to our clientele.  This month’s Affiliate is Wishbox.  Rhodesy is wearing the Water Fae costume by Wishbox in the party ad below.

3579829753_e1463f342e_o

We first came across Wishbox last summer when MDR had a Midsummer party.  Looking for fairy costumes was a lot of fun, and we went to several stores.  Wishbox was one of our favorites and the place Rhodesy finally found the costume she was looking for. 

Read the rest of this entry »