Saturday, May 10, 2014

#1 - Spring Butterfly Garden

#1 - Spring Butterfly Garden

Hello Readers......   
As I venture into the 5th year of Dulce Secrets and head into a new career, modeling, I've decided I need to step up to the plate of managing my blog better.  So this is my first official fashion blog post.  So here begins a new adventure......

One of the things that has kept me in SL for 7 years is not just my friends and SL family, whom I love dearly.  Or my store, Dulce my customers to death. Or the know I love to shop. But it's also the beauty and creativity I find as I wander.  

I recently joined Mimmi Boa Modeling Academy where I met a fellow designer, Ever Courtios, who will be sponsoring the graduation show in late June.  Ever Courtios is 1/2 of the designing duo for Ever n' Angel.  I've seen Ever n' Angel at many of the events I've participated in and have admired their soft pastels and use of textures.  I am truly a girly-girly at heart and love lace and soft pastels.  So when I was invited by Ever to visit the store I was thrilled with all the soft pastels and textures I beheld.  I couldn't resist a chance to shop and bought a couple of outfits.  

Dress: Vernal Garden Frock - Echinacea From Ever n' AngelJewelry: Earth Stone Butterfly Necklace and Rings from Zenith (Available at Fameshed)
Nails: Butterfly Spring Slink Appliers from ZOZ
Hair: D428 in Creamy Yellow from Tram (Available at Collabor88)
Skin: Semi Exclusive Kenzi skin in Cafe tone from Dulce Secrets (Only Available at Cosmo Sales Room til May 24th)
Slink Hands & Feet: From Slink
Photography Location: The Cyprian Garden (*Warning* This is an adult BDSM Sim but it's to beautiful to pass up for photography.) (*NOTE* You can rez here but please make sure to clean up when your done!)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Farewell to You

I keep writing and rewriting this post as I don't know what to say.  If you don't know I really don't like to blog because I never know what to say.  But I can't just say here's the design. 
May 19th Second Life will loose one of the best real life designers, Meiling.  Before Meiling even appeared on the grid I had the pleasure of hearing about her arrival through Chigadee London.  I was pleased to be asked from time to time to give advise on the incoming designs or just Meiling being so excited of what was being brought in she had to share with someone. I will forever remember the discussion I had with Meiling following the debut of Anya on Project Runway. I could hardly wait to find out if Anya was influenced by M because her first designs was so much like Meilings aesthetics. Then to find out that Anya was not only influenced by M but was taught by her. This lead to what I believe was the influence of real life events from within Second Life. I truly do feel that our "Support Anya" party and twitter voting helped Anya win the viewer favorite award.  I am equally honored that Meiling used Dulce Secrets skins in vendor ads.
I am sad to see such a talent leave Second Life as this month we see so many talented designers closing their doors; Adorkable, The Seahole and Cupcakes to name a few.  Each have their own reasons but Meilings is for the reason of her real life business.  Though I will miss her IMing me about the latest designs or just pointing out that she linked my blog to hers when I've posted about one of her designs I know that she will find great success in real life. 
Second Life wishes Meiling the best of luck in her new endeavor and we can't wait to hear that the Meiling fashion house has become a recognized name world wide. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

A Fine Spring Meadow

After the weirdest week of non-spring weather in RL I had to find a spring setting for this post.  I found this wonderful setting at Wanderstill.  I saw this gorgeous spring meadow with high grasses and lovely spring flowers and knew I had found my spring retreat.
While I was sitting there I reflected on my childhood in RL.  This idyllic setting is very reminiscent of my RL grandparents farm in upstate New York.  The rolling hills with lush wooded areas and hidden treasures of caves, streams and even a little pond at Wanderstill makes me wonder if the Gardener probed my memories. 
Dress: Comme des Fleurs in Printemps from Worlds End Garden
Glasses: Minimalist Glasses from Boom (Currently at Collabor88)
Jewelry: Tiger Lily White from Chop Zuey (Currently at Fashion Limited)
Nails: Long Pastel Lilac from Moondance Boutique
Hair:Gisele in Dark Chocolate from LaViere (Currently at Collabor88)
Shape: Miss Aoki from Aleida (No Longer Available)
Skin: Mai Ly from Dulce Secrets (Not Available YET)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Renewal of Spring

I was inspired by Worlds End Garden as I thought about spring and what that means in RL as well as in SL.  In my RL garden the renewal of spring has broken through the layers of leaves from last fall.  The short lived Crocus' are in full bloom reminding me of that promise that spring brings of renewal and growth.  In SL our fashion designers bring a renewal to our wardrobes with light and bright fabrics to make us bloom on the grid.  As you know I normally don't write anything on my post the reason for that is I normally don't know what to say or don't have a story or witty humor to share with you readers.  I try to let the picture do the talking.  But I needed to share with you the inspiration behind this picture and why it inspired me.  A big Thank you to Lucia Gensis for her wonderful SIM at Worlds End Garden.
Outfit: Blythe Outfit in Pink from Indyra Originals
Jewelry: Glam Warrior Earrings in Gold & Pink (Pink Fusion Hunt $5L) from Indyra Originals
Shoes: Lolita Espadrilles in Peony (FaMESHed) from Gos
Hair:Audrey (Event Hollywood) in Dark Brown from EMO-tions
Shape: Energy (Free Gift) from BlackMamba
Skin: Kamryn (Unreleased) from Dulce Secrets

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Soft Lay the Petals

Gown: Ra and Cao Gowns in Pearl from PurpleMoon
Hat and Collar: March Group Gift from FineSmith
Nails: French Reverse Chrome from Moondance
Shape: Devina from Belissima
Skin: Sevanh.Malibu.Bare from Dulce Secrets

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Oh What a Night

Dress: Galliano by Vogue
Jewelry: Princess of the Forest from Lazuri
Shoes: Grace Sandal from Gos
Hair: Bitter Sweet in Expresso from Vanity Hair
Eyes: Arden in Skyfall from Ikon
Shape: Atsumi from WaxworX
Skin: Sevanh in Mimosa from Dulce Secrets

Taking a Walk in a Garden of Dreams

Maxi Dress: Jardin Beach Maxi Dress from Liv-Glam
Jewelery: Cen from Finesmith
Hair: Forget from Magika
Shape: Marina from Anna Shapes
Skin: Sevanh in Mimosa from Dulce Secrets