For The Love Of…RFyre

12 04 2010

**Edited to correct model info**

If you missed the Avenue For The Love of McQueen event last month, have no fear.  Another fantastic designer has put her contribution up for sale in store. If you’re a fan of Alexander McQueen or Goth Couture, tp over to House of RFyre and pick up Raven Pennyfeather’s contribution to the event:  For The Love of McQueen.

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Dark Bride

8 03 2010

I’ve never really had any intention of doing the SL wedding thing.  Not that there’s anything wrong with it, obviously.  It’s just not something I see in my future.  Because of that, I can’t say I pay much attention to wedding dress releases.  Oh, I look at the pictures when I see them, but that’s about the extent of my interest.  That was, until this weekend when I caught a glimpse of the new wedding gown from RFyre.

It was instant Want with a capital W.  It was gorgeous and it was black; how could I not own that?  I simply had to have it.  And since I don’t plan on actually getting married in it, I decided to blog it for those out there looking for a wedding gown with a dark flair.  Sabine is, quite simply, exquisite.  I know I have said this before, but Rayven Pennyfeather continues to blow me away with her talent.  I can’t even fathom the amount of time and energy this took to create.  I am in awe.

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Valentine Arcadia

14 02 2010

I’ve had a lot of fun putting together some different looks for this Valentine’s Day, and I have one more left that I want to talk about.  Because today is my rl birthday, I thought I’d put together a look that is more me than anything else I’ve done recently.  It is essential Arcadia, a look that is sexy and alluring, but not too revealing.  It is a look that is a bit dark, a bit enigmatic, and also a look of contrasts.  That pretty much sums me up, I think.  Putting this look together was so much fun for me, and the look started with a dress from Gothicatz.

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Valentine Darkness

9 02 2010

Valentine’s Day takes on a whole different feel when I let the dark side of my personality come out to play.  You definitely won’t find any candy hearts in this post, nor anything pink. *looks pointedly at Gabby*  I wanted to go dark and a bit sinister today, maybe a little mysterious.  This look was all about indulging that inner darkness while stretching my wings, both stylistically and photographically.  The Feather Dress from LeLutka seemed like a good place to start.

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

29 10 2009

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Thursday, October 29th, at 7 p.m. slt MDR will be throwing their “Something Wicked This Way Comes” party in celebration of the most important holiday of the year: Halloween.  Our affiliate for this month is Rara Avis

I’ve discussed Rara Avis in this blog before (here, here, and here to be exact) and they are one of my favorite design teams.  Nineveh Teskat and Azriel Ballyhoo have amassed an eclectic mix of designs that showcase their talents and eye for detail.  They have both male and female clothing, and even some unisex looks that I think are visually stunning.  But I suppose I could say that about all of their designs.  Two of my all time favorite inventory items are from Rara Avis, which I blogged about in those previous posts…the Unlovely Baby dress and the Arcadia shirt, and I’m not just saying that because it was named after me.  Rhodesy and I are really excited to have these incredibly talented designers sponsoring our Halloween party this year.

And though I have blogged them before, I’d be remiss if I did not show you a couple of the newer releases at Rara Avis, the second of which will be available in an exclusive color for FREE at the MDR party.   But first, I want to show you a design that was released a few months ago: Almost Diamonds.

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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.

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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.

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