Opium’s Gatsby

Hello Readers!

One of the events that has kept me rather busy of late is Opium Evolution’s Gatsby. I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing production.  I greatly enjoyed Opium’s Halloween production and I knew I just had to be a part of this agency.  Ana invited me to join Opium soon there after and I couldn’t be happier! Her shows really are like nothing else, and I affectionately call them Fashion Theater.  I do rather miss SL theater as I used to be involved with The Jewell Theater in SL, and I know that desire to perform on stage fuels my desire to be on the runway…but as usual I digress.  Opium’s latest production is “Gatsby” and it includes 18 amazing designers and Gatsby-inspired exclusives.

Opium's Gatsby

The first part of the show is a Donna Flora tribute and I am honored to be a part.  I was too new to the SL modeling scene when Squinternet passed, but I know she touched so many deeply and is sorely missed.  I am very glad to be a part of the tribute to such a well loved and missed designer.

gatsby 1

| STYLE CARD |
outfit > Bunny (hat+hair, coat, bloomers, garter, stockings) by Donna Flora
jewelry > Ice Cream by Donna Flora
shoes > Rosea by Donna Flora
pose > Manifeste
location > Opium’s Gatsby

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My second outfit is a dress by Prism.  I love the loose feel of it and the way it gives the feeling of silky fabric flowing over my body.  I adore the high/low hemline and the back…RAWR!  I just had to accent it with a backlace by Maxi Gossamer.

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| STYLE CARD |
hair > -LaViere- Elizabeth/DarkChocolate + -LaViere- Elizabeth Hair Piece
necklace > Maxi Gossamer – Necklace – Tiffany Back Necklace – ALL – SILVER
dress > Prism Babe by Journey McLaglen – Daisy
bracelets > Eclectica Pearl Mixables- Classic Twist (white)
ring > Flower Ring – Pink Pearls – Gold –  by Maxi Gossamer
cigarette > The Sea Hole – Parisian Cigarette & Holder (Clove Cig) – Coal
stockings > Blushed – More Sheer Seamed White Pantyhose (with Slink appliers)
shoes > Ingenue :: Pickford Heels :: Jadite
poses > Everglow & Manifeste
location > Opium’s Gatsby

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So I was a bit jealous to see that Dead Dollz was a featured designer and I didn’t get the lovely work of Kiddo to style with for the show.  That feeling didn’t last long however as all the designs are available in the boardwalk across from the Gatsby mansion where the show takes place.  Before I could go shopping however, Kiddo delivered the exclusives to her blogger group and I was so excited!

| STYLE CARD |
hair > [LeLutka]-JOSEPHINE Hair – Harvard
necklace > Lazuri Diamond Graduated Tennis Necklace
bracelets > Lazuri Diamond Tennis Bracelets
rings > Lazuri Diamond Rings
dress > Vita by Dead Dollz
pose > Manifeste
location > Opium’s Gatsby

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| STYLE CARD |
hair > Bliensen + MaiTai – La folie du jour – with veil – Mocca
earrings > Black Ice Earrings by Chop Zuey
ring > Flower Ring – Pink Pearls – Gold by Maxi Gossamer
bracelet > =Zenith=Black Leather White Pearl Stone Bracelet – Sliver
necklace > (Yummy) Satin Bow & Pearls – Black
dress > Little Sister by Dead Dollz
stockings > Izzie’s – Tights rose
shoes > Ingenue :: Gatsby Heels :: Noir
pose > Manifeste
location > Opium’s Gatsby

gatsby 4

| STYLE CARD |
choker > Le Bolshevik Pk Choker by Chop Zuey
bracelets > Lazuri Diamond Tennis Bracelet
dress > Rapture by Dead Dollz
hair > tram C407 hair / brown (size40)
pose > Manifeste
location > Opium’s Gatsby

All of the outfits in this show are amazing and you must not only come see the LAST showing of this production, but stop by the boardwalk to pick up the exclusives! The last show will be Sunday, March 30th at 12pm slt. Here is your ride!

Thank you for reading!
Prisillax0020Sx_LDCursiveFlo
“Go on, she urged. Lie to me by the moonlight. Do a fabulous story.”
 ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby Girls

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It’s been a while…

Hello Readers!

It sure has been a while.  I don’t like for my blog to get quiet for more than a couple of days but I had two major events this weekend inworld and a busy week of RL work and SL rehearsals.  The weekend was a blast and I will be writing more about what kept me so busy in the coming two posts.  Today however I wanted to share some new make ups from {MUA} and announce my retirement as a {MUA} blogger.  I really do enjoy Shanty’s products, but with as busy as my RL and SL are getting it isn’t right of me to stay on as a blogger for her if I cannot blog in the way she would like.  I did not sign on as a blogger for freebies and I never want to be viewed that way.  I signed on as a blogger because I believe in the designers I work for and the quality of their work.  That being said, I will continue to buy {MUA} products in the future and I wish Shanty all the best.

Desert

| STYLE CARD |
hair > [LeLutka]-MALEFICENT – IrishRed
hat > *LODE* Hat – PURE [gold_red]
make up > {MUA} – MakeUp Set – Desert – Full Set
eyes > IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Celtic Green
eyelashes > *Mon Cherie* “Falsies”
skin > Deesses Skins: Alicia – red eyebrows – ice frappe
necklace > [Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Noya Necklace Gold
bracelet > (Kunglers Extra) TDRF #031 – Golden bracelet
dress > .:Wimey:. The Antigone Dress in Tan

{MUA} had a couple of other bold recent releases with “Crow” and “Robot.”

{MUA} - MakeUp Set -Crow

{MUA} - MakeUp Set -Robot

Thank you for reading!

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“You can have it all. Just not all at once.”
 ~ Oprah Winfrey

Chasing Koko

Hello Readers!

I think I am giddy because I have had a LONG and mildly stressful week in RL thanks to work and it is FRIDAY!  I love looking at my friends’ Flickr streams and appreciating their work.  I came across one by my dear friend (and sim-mate) Nariko and I was inspired to mimic her.  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery right? *winks*  Here is Nariko’s (aka Koko) image, posted today in honor of the latest issue of Style Kingdom, which is the debut for both of us in this wonderful publication. Click HERE to see Nariko and click HERE to see me…we both had the pleasure of being photographed by the very talented Pam Astonia. So here is my rendition, done in what I affectionately call “Koko Style.” (I hope you can see by now that my legacy name was not completely off base! *chuckles*)

chasing koko

| STYLE CARD |
hair > /Wasabi Pills/ Kimmy Hair – Wild honey
boots > ::HH:: Hucci Westerly Booties – Toast
dress/tunic > [[Loovus Dzevavor]] Major: Nouveau Kaftan 2
eyeliner > [Buzz] Essentials – Smokey Royale Liner
stockings > erratic / ripped stockings – thigh / lime
rings > Izzie’s – Onyx Ring Middle Finger | Izzie’s – Triple Ring Ring Finger | LaGyo_Sasha ring gold
earrings > O.M.E.N – Large Earring – Natural – Light Wood
necklace > Zaara  : Karmuka necklace *wood gold*
bangles > Zaara : Ramya wood bangle *gold*
pose > Slouch

I need to get sappy for a moment. As I felt the urge to snap the above photo I found myself suddenly quite reflective.  Nariko and I met as models in AVENUE’s Model Academy, and our friendship has blossomed beautifully since.  Even before VISIONAIRE was a reality, she took it upon herself to teach me about SL photography, improved my photo taking abilities exponentially, and made me love location shooting.  I value her and our friendship so much and I feel so lucky to have her in my life.

When I was shooting for Style Kingdom, I shared with Pam that being published like this was one of my biggest SL modeling dreams.  I fought hard to earn my place among the talented models of Style Kingdom and felt once I had won the 2nd public casting that I had finally “arrived.”  So this issue has a very special place in my heart.  I have to thank all of the judges again who were a part of both castings, but namely Dougie for putting me through the most rigorous styling challenges I had ever faced as a young model.  I grew so much through that series of castings, his very honest critiques pushing me to grow as a model and stylist.  Through those castings I also got to meet Pam and Kiana…incredibly supportive and encouraging women who made the journey all the better.  So thank you Style Kingdom, for challenging me and welcoming me as a full fledged model. I look forward to a long relationship with you.

Thank you for reading and allowing me to share a bit more of me with you.

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“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
~ Dalai Lama XIV

Megastuff Hunt

Hello Readers!

This isn’t breaking news, but the Megahunt started on March 1st and runs through the end of the month.  This hunt event is made up of three hunts in one…Menstuff, Womenstuff, and Homestuff. I am telling you about it because Kiddo Oh of Dead Dollz sent out a brilliant dress that you have to go find!  And it will only cost you ONE LINDEN!

DD Roc_far

| STYLE CARD |
hair > ICONIC-MsStoneRemyGlam (limited edition)
eyeliner > Pink Acid Metallic Eyeliner – Pink/White by Stasey Oller
lipstick > MONS / Makeups – Lipstick Glamorous2 – palepink
earrings > erratic / studded earrings / pink silver
necklace > ISON – nova tribe necklace (silver) (from the last Collabor88)
dress > Dead Dollz Roc Dress (for the Megahunt)
shoes > N-core DONNA “Zebra” (a 21 exclusive)
pose > oOo Studio
location > Dead Dollz mainstore

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I love the bold color and textures on this dress.  I admit I was surprised at first as the look of this dress is like nothing else Kiddo has done, but that is what I enjoy about her designs, she always brings something new and fresh.  Thank you Kiddo!

Dead Dollz Megastuff Poster

Happy hunting and thank you for reading!

Prisillax0020Sx_LDCursiveFlo

“Freedom lies in being bold.”
 ~ Robert Frost

Skin Fair and More!

Hello Readers!

I am back with some more Skin Fair fabulousness.  No sooner had I made my previous Skin Fair post when a new arrival from 7 Deadly S{k}ins was delivered and they are wonderful!

I rather enjoy transforming myself in various ways in Second Life.  Could be my role play past, or the simple fact that we can be anything we like in SL.  As you may know I have been working on my SL photography skills as well as learning PhotoShop for the first time.  I know there are some amazing things you can do with PS if you have the time and the inclination.  I felt like toying around some and wanted to capture a few renditions of me in one photo like I have seen others do.  So the image below was the result.  I know it isn’t perfect, but it is much more than I could have even dreamed of attempting only a few short months ago.  I credit Nariko Okawa and WrenNoir Cerise with giving me the information and the courage to attempt this.  I cannot praise them and VISIONAIRE enough.  It is time well spent, and is helping me to become something else I thought I couldn’t be…an artist.

me meyself and I

I will be breaking down the details of what was worn on each avi below, but items not represented in other photos beyond the above are:

On Sammael:
shirt > Delirum Style by Christel Morane – Male T-Shirt
pants > Delirum Style by Christel Morane – Male Pants
shoes > Blackburns Boots & Shoes by Vlad Blackburn – Sneak Black
prop > / XIAJ x ZZANG / Red String of Fate 07 @ L’Accessories Gacha Event

Now let me take the photo apart some and show you a clearer image of the items I chose to include.  First off I want to share with you the two lovely new skins 7 Deadly S{k}ins is bringing to the Skin Fair table.

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Here we have the latest from 7 Deadly S{k}ins.  The skin I am wearing is “WRATH B4b T2” and I am also wearing one of Izara’s shapes, similarly called “WRATH.” If you are not already familiar with Izara’s work, her skins come in a wide array of options, along with every applier you can think of…Slink, Phat/Cute Azz, Loud Mouth, and Lolas.  For the Skin Fair not only is she offering this wonderful skin, she is offering a few make-ups as well.  I rather enjoyed the fresh-faced look, so I am wearing the make up called “Wrath M2 DEF.”  Since it is Arcade season, I topped off the look with  a new hair from Exile called “Shine.”  This one is from the pastel pack and available at this round of The Arcade. Oh, and let’s not forget my eyes.  As they have been pretty much all the time of late, they are IKON and these in particular are “Eternal Eyes – Hazel.”

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Here we have the latest in the 7 Deadly S{k}ins male skin line, Sammael.  I am wearing the Sammael shape along with the “B3T2” version of the Sammael skin. I have added /Wasabi Pills/ Dylan Mesh Hair – Black coffee and of course IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Celtic Green.  Handsome isn’t he?  Sammael and Wrath will both be available at the upcoming Skin Fair.  It opens March 14th.

Up next we have some newness from my SL Mom Discovering Destiny from On A Lark. Her most recent release is called “Nani” and I am wearing it in Sunset. I have also added another recent release of Lark’s, the Crysantha Arm Cuffs.  A better look at them can be found in my slideshow at the end of this post.

oal nani_front

Next we have me in my usual appearance with skin by Natalie Wells of Deesses.  I have donned another recent release from Lark called “Helena.” It made me think angel, so that is what I ran with adding some wings from the past round of the Fantasy Gacha Carnival by Una Daxter called “SteamPunk Wings Down.”

Helena Angel

I loved getting to pull out this older hair by Truth (from pre-mesh days)!  I have wanted to use it in a styling forever and finally had my chance!  It is called Tahnee in coffee.  I also have on the Helena collar and bangles by On A Lark.  The Helena gown comes in a few colors, a sample of which can be found in the slideshow below.

Thank you for getting through a rather wordy post of mine.  I have so much more to share and I am avoiding this paper I have to write. I guess I have put it off long enough.  Happy shopping and thanks for reading!

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“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”
~ Ayn Rand

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Skin Fair 2014

Hello Readers!

One of the many great perks of being a part of SL Blogger Support is the early access to some pretty huge events on the grid.  In this case I am talking about the upcoming Skin Fair (Flickr).

I had already planned on going, but being the “wait-til-the-lag-dies-down” sort of shopper blogger that I am, I had chosen to wait as I knew many of my counterparts were itching for 12pm SLT today to hit the Skin Fair.

In the mean time I had been in contact with Marcopol Oh because I was one of 60 lucky models who would have her photo taken as a part of the Earth Hour project hosted in SL by Amazing Impressions Modeling (AIM) Agency. I will also be a part of this event in that the first Colour of Couture runway challenge will take place at the AIM event, but I digress.

I was floored a couple of weeks ago to learn that Marco would be the photographer behind the photos taken for the SL Earth Hour. His work as been referenced many times in my VISIONAIRE course and I am quite a fan of how realistic his SL images are.  Our schedules finally lined up some today so that we could get together.  So I don my Earth Hour outfit and accept his teleport to then get a security orb warning that I had 10 seconds to get out.  I remember the first time I saw that message…I freaked out!  Nowadays when I see it, I just chuckle and tp home to wait for it to be turned off or I get added so I can return. Today however I didn’t want to tp out on Marco so I let his orb bounce me off ban lines for a bit, which I admit was amusing.  I had to relog on account of being battered (my viewer didn’t enjoy the ban line bouncing as much as I did).  I of course was relaying all of this to Marco and he was profusely apologetic.  Upon relogging, Marco said he HAD to give me one of his skins to MAKE me forgive him. I about fell over!  I assured him I was not mad at him and found the whole thing amusing, but he gifted me with Jemma none the less.

So in honor of the treat of meeting Marco in pixels, getting to have my portrait done by him, his easy going nature, and his generosity, I present my version of Jemma, which will be available at this round of the Skin Fair!

Betty Jemma_far

One of the things I enjoy about blogging for designers like Legal Insanity and 7 Deadly S{k}ins is that their items are available to the mesh body part loving community of SL.  In my day to day modeling activities I rarely have a use for mesh attachments beyond hands and feet, but I do enjoy styling with the Lolas and Phat Azz when I have the chance, and Marco provided that chance!

| STYLE CARD |
hair > TRUTH HAIR Maiko [Light Brown 1] (@ this round of The Arcade)
skin> Clef de Peau:Jemma:Shape #4 (modified to fit Phat Azz and Slink hands/feet)
outfit > Bitch & Chic by Legal Insanity – dana outfit green – (with Lola & Phat Azz appliers)
bracelets > (Kunglers Extra) TDRF #031 – Mixed bracelet
shoes > Berries Inc. candy flats { wetgrass }
poses > Slouch

Betty Jemma_close

Jemma comes in 5 skin tones: milk, pearl, peach, honey, and toffee. (I opted for toffee because I am partial to darker tones.)  Jemma also has 4 brow colors: dark, brown, blonde and ginger.  There are also 3 cleavage options, 5 different make ups for each skin color, and 5 lipstick options: gloss red, red lipstick, gloss candy, gloss nude, and gloss pink. Also included are extra layers like eyeliners, blushes, and freckles.  Appliers for Slink hands/feet, Lolas, and Phat/Cute Azz are included.  So the ability to make Jemma your own is a certainty.

I do have one more photo of Jemma to share with you.  This one was done by my dear friend Geths.  He had been toying with facial expressions on his AnyPose and was enjoying “shrug.” This expression reminded him of the .: Standby Inc. – Omen Mask (Kame Green) he had gotten at this round of The Arcade (and you can see it in the photo).  He then wanted to see me in “shrug” as Jemma and once I did it for him he had to photograph it, so here it is!

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It was most definitely an amusing and eventful day in SL for me, thanks to Marco and Geths.  Do be sure to visit the Skin Fair and stop by Clef de Peau to meet Jemma for yourself. Doors will open March 14 at 12:01am SLT.

Thank you for reading!
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Colour of Couture: 1st Challenge

Hello Readers!

We have had our first photo challenge as candidates for Colour of Couture.  We were challenged to create a look inspired by Maison Martin Margiela’s Paris Haute Couture Spring 2014 collection.
I have to say I really do enjoy the fashion education I get through all the styling challenges I have been tasked with. This one was no different.  I studied the photos, discussed ideas with Nariko and Liat (aka my fashion team), did a little research on Margiela, and went with what jumped out at me.  Here is what I came up with.

SILLY AVRO - COC - FULLBODY| STYLE CARD |
tattoo top > .Identity.  – Courage To Change  [Fresh] Undershirt
bangles > LaGyo_Mirte bangles Black
coat > .Shi : Confi – Long Coat
shorts > ::Marshmallows:: Miss.Sweet Shorts-Twead
tattoo bottom > .Identity. Your Venom [Fresh] Underpants / Left & Right
shoes > erratic / selene – ankle boots
skin > Deesses Skins: Alicia – black eyebrows – ice frappe
pose > Slouch
location > R3volt Main Sim

SILLY AVRO - COC - HEADSHOT| STYLE CARD |
mask > LaGyo_Mirte mask Black
eyes > IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Celtic Green
make-up > Madrid Solo- Eyes & Lips- Shena- Full Set-Dark Night
earrings > LaGyo_Mirte earrings Black
hair > booN IIK551 hair black

We were asked to explain our thought process on our version of Margiela and this was mine:Inspired by the “inventive, creative and quirky” Maison Martin Margiela Paris Haute Couture Spring Collection 2014. Margiela’s collection was quite a treat for the eye in all of its contradictions. I spent quite a while looking at the photographs of this collection, as well as the live runway video of it, and did my best to absorb the bold quirkiness of it all.  I was immediately attracted by the tattoo top and knew it had to be in my recreation.  The over sized jacket was quite the curiosity as well so a quirky coat by .SHI appeared in my rendition.  The masks on the models were intriguing, and while we were not to obscure our faces, I had to bring in a bit of the mask effect with the piece from LaGyo.  On the whole I found the collection daring and I attempted to bring that factor into my look with wearing the tattoos from Identity.  There were also several short dresses in the collection, and I chose to represent that with these sexy lil tweed shorts from Marshmallows.  On the whole I enjoyed the challenge and the creative license it allowed me.

See the rest of the creative interpretations of the Margiela challenge by visiting the Colour of Couture Flickr pool.

Thank you for reading!

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“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”
~ May Sarton