‘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.

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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. 

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The Life of a Lingerie Model

2 06 2009

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I’m on a lingerie kick again.  I know, when am I not?  This time I decided to have some fun and play lingerie model in MDR’s city box.  It was a great chance to set out some of my very underused props, such as the photo lights from Le Boudoir.  But what to wear?  That’s always the question, isn’t it?  Thankfully, I was delighted to learn that Reasonable Desires had a new set called Arcadia.

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Sweet and Girly?

25 05 2009

Why, yes.  Sometimes even I go sweet and girly and when Camilla Yosuke of Insolence sent this new summery bra and panty set over, I knew it would be a girly morning for me.

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Callie Cline Appreciation Day Part 2

22 05 2009

Just a quick post to show Callie a bit more appreciation for everything she did for us last week. I’d be remiss if I didn’t blog one of my favorite Callie Cline dresses, the formal Citron Lane.

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Callie Cline Appreciation Day

21 05 2009

Last week’s Blogger Appreciation Week was amazing, culminating in a day of fun parties where the “uniform” of the day was white tank tops and jeans. It was really interesting to meet some of my fellow bloggers and a few designers as well.  Of course I had to snap a photo.

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The sheer amount of gifts has been a bit overwhelming.  I’m in awe at the generosity of the designers and of all the hard work that went into organizing such an event.  It’s a credit to those involved that all ran smoothly and drama-free.

I really never thought about myself being a big part of the fashion community.  I just write my little blog, do my own thing, and hope that the people that do read these pages will perhaps look at fashion in a different way or find a store they’ve never heard of before.  I don’t write to be part of the “fashion press” as some have put it.  But in a way, I guess we bloggers do provide press for designers, and I can imagine that up and coming designers especially benefit from being blogged.  And while I never really thought about my role in the SL Fashion Community before, I have to say, it was nice to be appreciated.

Of course, Blogger Appreciation Week would never have happened if not for the thoughtfulness and creativity of SL Fashion’s own Callie Cline.  I’d never really had any interaction with Callie before Blogger Appreciation Week.  I found her to be very nice and approachable, friendly and kind.  Generous goes without saying as she gave so much of her time and creativity to pull this whole event off, not to mention gifts from her store.  Because of all she has done, today has been declared Calle Cline Appreciation Day, and I thought I’d show you one of my favorite pieces from her very eclectic collection.  In the spirit of cooperation Callie so beautifully showed us this past week, I’m going to pair her wonderful design with an array of interesting pieces and see what kind of fun looks I can come up with.

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Summer Elegance

14 05 2009

The 50% off sale at Violet Voltaire ends this weekend!  Only a few days left to get your hands on her fabulous jewelry before most of it disappears off the grid.  I’ve been fighting the urge to go and buy every single piece, just because I hate the thought of stumbling across an outfit one day in the future and kicking myself for not buying something when I had the chance.  Silly?  Perhaps…but a good fashionista is always prepared.

I’ve talked at length about how versatile the jewelry sets at Violet Voltaire are, but have I mentioned how well they go with other designer peices?  Take, for example, the Hethr Necklace, one of the sale items I bought on my last trip over there.  I love this cute little crown necklace, but it didn’t come with any matching accessories.  Thankfully, though, it is easily mixed and matched with other pieces.

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Key to the Moon

10 05 2009

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This week has been pretty huge for me in world.  Fellow photographer Rhodesy Durant and I have taken over at MDR Photo Studio from Cajsa Lilliehook and Maht Wuyts.  It’s been bittersweet in a lot of ways.  The end of an era, I guess you could say.  I’ll miss working with them, but thankfully we are good friends and will see each other often enough.  I hope Rhodesy and I can continue the great MDR tradition that Maht and Cajsa began.  On the other hand, being in charge means lots of decision making and general stress.  So with that in mind, I decided I wanted to do something a little celebratory and fun for my second post building an outfit from the jewelry out with a set from Violet Voltaire.

While perusing through the many folders named Violet Voltaire in my inventory, I came across the Dollie set and knew immediately that I wanted to blog it tonight.  It just made me smile.  The silver key motif is quite delicate with diamond accents to give it a touch of elegance.  What I like most about this set, besides the fact that it’s made of silver and diamonds, is the versatility of it.  You can wear it with an elegant dress for a night out or with a shirt and a pair of jeans if you want to go casual.  The diamonds on the earrings and necklace make it perfect for an interesting formal look. 

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