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

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Walk in the Clouds

I love a worth cause especially Fashion for Life.  I picked up this gorgeous gown from PurePoison and feel like a million dollars. 
Gown: JG Blue Baroque Gown from PurePoison
Jewelry: Magdalen Walks in White from Chop Zuey
Hair: Tyra in Dark Brown from EMO-tions
Skin: Orazia in Charonna from Dulce Secrets
Shape: Angeline from Belissima

Monday, March 18, 2013

Italian Moda

Gown:  Ekaterina Gown from Countdown
Jewelry: Maxine in Spectrolite from EarthStones (Currently at The Liaison Collaborative)
Hair Piece: Sakura Hair Stick in Daydreams from Aitui (Currently at The Liaison Collaborative)
Shoes: Angelina Peeptoe from Gos
Hair: Paris in Dark Brown from EMO-tions
Skin: Mikaia in Cognac from Dulce Secrets
Photo Location:  Rocca Sorrentina

I felt that this gown from Coutdown deserved a setting as glamorous and elegant as the gown.  I fell in love with this Italian Villa.  So much to see on this gorgeous sim. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Champagne Baroque

 Kathrin Dassin, a great friend of mine, has been working on styling a baroque look for her modeling class this past week.  She inspired me to make a mask tattoo for her styling.  Then I saw this amazing gown from Meiling and well let's say I had to take a few pictures.

Gown: Cocobel Mesh Gown from Meiling
Jewelry: Blessing Bangle from WTG
               Night Mystery Earrings from Chop Zuey
Hair: Sione in Dark Brown from Amacci
Eyes: Tundra from Ikon
Skin: Glo.Riesling.Bare from Dulce Secrets
Mask: Baroque Mask 01 from Dulce Secrets