Vineyard Visit

Vinyard visit

Visiting local, small operation vineyards is a one of the best things about weekends. Around here where I love, small vineyards are all over and create some of the best tasting wines around. Touring their operations not only gives you an appreciation for the wine, but also shows you the passion each takes in their winemaking. My ensemble for today’s outing comes from the new AMARELO MANGA spring/summer collection. This is the “Kaolina Set 03”. It includes this amazing long-sleeve fitted dress with a bold rose print on a black silk background. It comes in fitted, classic and with versions for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink bodies. Also available for separate purchase are the coordinated accessories – the gorgeous handbag and studded shoes both come with huds to change the metals between gold, silver and bronze versions. The shoes are for SLINK mid feet. Finally we have the sunglasses with roses on the frames. This retro – styled glasses come with a hud to allow you to change the frame color to coordinate with all of the Karolina versions as well as change the tint of the classes themselves. Find all of this for your next outing at the AMARELO MANGA mainstore now.

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Styling Notes:
Dress, Shoes, Handbag and glasses | [AMARELO MANGA] – Karolina Set 03
Jewelry |<a href=”http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ekho/137/128/24″ target=”_blank”> Virtual Impressions – Joanna Texture Change Jewelry SetHair | enVOGUE – Olivia Light Blondes
Nails | DSignature ZOZ – Signature Reds Gold Tip for SLINK
Lipstick | JUMO Beauty – Mariah Deep Red Lipstick
Pose | Glitter Poses – Runway Pose 3-3

Shot on Location at Les Versailles Vignobles

Modern Gypsy

Modern Gypsy

I’ve got my tiny house on wheels and I’m on my way. Why not? Especially after the grid decided to not play nice today, might as well head out for a bit. I’ve got my long, flowing sundress with a modern floral pattern, and my statement necklace, I’m all set. My dress is from LaVian & Co and is entitled “Drift Away”,even the name fits with my gypsy spirit. This strapless, long cotton dress has a modern floral pattern in purples and pinks with green foliage. This is one of four options included in the HUD that is included. Five standard mesh sizes make this one perfect for all, it even works with some mesh bodies – be sure to try a demo. The pattern I’m wearing is in the Drift Away bag 2. It’s one of the new summer offerings from LaVian & Co available through tomorrow at the Penumbra Spring/Summer Fashion Week. So be sure to pick it up while you can.

My Pose is also available at Penumbra Fashion Week from Glitter Poses, this is the Runway 2-2 pose. All of the poses in all three sets are just wonderful, smooth, realistic and just what I needed for this shot.

Finally my necklace is from Finesmith Designs. This is the “Noble Soul” necklace which is one of the fantastic group gifts at the Finesmith mainstore. It features large, lavender roses on a golden chain. It’s perfect with this dress. It comes with a wonderful coordinated headpiece as well for a very couture/avant look. Be sure to join the group and pick this one up before it’s gone for good.

Styling Notes:
Dress| LaVian & Co – Drift Away Bag 2 at Penumbra Spring/Summer Fashion Week
Necklace | Finesmith Designs – Noble Soul necklace group gift
Hair| Lelutka – Elizabeth in Powder
Pose | Glitter Poses – Runway 2-2 at Penumbra Spring/Summer Fashion Week

Shot on location at Sarawak

Into The Woods

Into The Woods

Boho, one of those wonderful styles that signals summer. Prism by Journey has a fantastic outfit for summer 2016 with the “Lindy Boho Batik Skirt & Top” ensemble. This long, flowing skirt rides low on the hips in true boho style. Add to it a sleeveless wrap-tie style top and this is just what you need for a walk through sunflower fields and forests. The ensembles includes sizes for standard mesh, Slink Hourglass, Slink Physique, Isis, Venus and Freya mesh bodies. It includes a fabric change hud for four wonderful style combinations including the Aqua Floral Batik I’ve selected here. It’s at the Penumbra Spring/Summer Fashion Week through Sunday and after will be at the Prism mainstore.

My pose is also available at the Penumbra Spring/Summer Fashion week. Glitter Poses has a wonderful set of runway poses that are natural and smooth. The sets come with the mirror poses too because so many times I’ve said, “Man I wish the other arm was up and this would be perfect” . Three sets to choose from, so don’t overlook them while you are there.

Styling Notes:
Top & Skirt| Prism by Journey – Lindy Boho Batik Skirt & Top for Penumbra S/S Fashion Week
Hair| Truth Hair – Blythe Light blondes
Headpiece| *BOOM* – Nature’s Crown Flowers goldenrod
Jewelry| Earthstones – Calliope Armlets exquisite and Zaia bracelets
Pose| Glitter Poses – Model Runway 1 for Penumbra S/S Fashion Week

Shot on Location at 21strom: Mesh Forests

Sunrise Stretch

Sunrise Stretch

Another thing I love about summer is the ability to just wake up on the beach and stumble out to the sand for a day of whatever I please. Today I’ve chosen the “Wipe-Out” swimsuit in Cherry from Mirror:Mirror for whatever I please. This amazing one-piece swimsuit has the best of both – one piece modesty, yet the sexiness of a bikini. Halter style bra that ties in the back is attached via gold metal clip at the midline to the bikini bottom via pieces of fabric. It comes in five standard mesh sizes. I love it. It certainly isn’t going to just fall off when I wipe out while surfing. This fantastic bikini is available at the Penumbra Spring/Summer Fashion Week through Sunday and in the mainstore after that. Pick up yours and plan your whatever you please today.

Styling Notes:
Bikini | Mirror:Mirror – Wipe Out cherry at Penumbra Spring/Summer Fashion Week
Shoes| Glamistry – Columbine Sandals for Slink Flat Feet
Jewelry | RealEvil Industries – Monroe jewelry Set
Hair | Exile – Blown Away Blondes
Lipstick | Alaskametro – Crème Red Lipstick Fiery
Pose | Dare Poses

Shot on Location at +Follow Your Bliss+

Outside At Last

Outside At Last

It’s been a long day working away at the computer today, so when I finally got to take a short walk outside I was so happy to be outside at last. The Penumbra S/S Fashion Week continues through Sunday, and today I’ve got a sexy summer dress from Entice paired with a skin and lashes from Ocean Body Designs all of which you can find at Penumbra through Sunday. First up is the halter style, teal dress with sexy cutouts all along the body to show plenty of skin. Wonderful teal linen fabric and silver metallic details make this a wonderful choice. It comes with standard mesh, fitted mesh, Maitreya and slink mesh body options.

This tan, freckled skin from Ocean Body Designs features cleavage, small breast and classic options all with five brown choices to coordinate with your favorite hair colors. I’ve chosen the blondine version with cleavage for this blog. These photos are not enhanced, they are raw shots so you can see the actual skin. There are also appliers for Slink, Maitreya, and Belleza available for this skin.

The Lashes are also from Ocean Body Designs – they are the Romantic Mesh Lashes. They were relatively easy to fit to my eyeshape with just a little manipulation. I found them easy to work with and they photographed well.

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Styling Notes:
Dress | Entice – Iris Dress Aqua for Penumbra S/S Fashion Week
Skin | Ocean Body Designs – Lotte Skin Miele for Penumbra S/S Fashion Week
Lashes | Ocean Body Designs – Romantic Lashes for Penumbra S/S Fashion Week
Hair | Truth Hair – Carmen in Blondes
Shoes | Pure Poison – Shelby Sandals
Pose | Lybra – Runway Pose 11

Shot on location at Beaumont Grove

Ruins Renewed

Ruins Rebirth

Every girl needs a dress that has options. This wonderful spring gown from Alafolie at REVAMPED is just that type of gown. With seven different main gown patterns that can be mixed and matched with 14 different satin bow colors all via a HUD, this certainly will become a favorite. It fits great with options for regular and fitted mesh as well as slink physique and a Ruth size for larger body types as well. I love how the back bow drapes down behind the entire length of the gown. High quality, and options, what more could you ask for. It will be at REVAMPED until Friday and then at the Alafolie mainstore after that.

Styling Notes:
Gown | Alafolie – Ophelie gown for REVAMPED May
Hair | DeLa – Gardenia in Blondes
Headpiece | Glam Affair – Romantic Flowers 2
Jewelry | Lazuri – Cocoa Island Necklace and Bracelet
Lipstick | Alaskametro – Liquid Shine violet
Eyeshadow no longer available in SL
Pose | Corpus Motion – Moda Edition Pose 2

Shot on Location at Lost Dream – Les reves perdus-

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

April showers bring May flowers, so the rhyme goes. Well, it also brings a wealth of floral fashions just in time for spring and summer. AMARELO MANGA has a fantastic new set and collection that does just that. The “Eliza” set has a beautiful knee length sundress with spaghetti straps, a fantastic coordinated barrel style handbag with HUD to change the metal trim, sunglasses that allow you to change not only the shading but also the frame metal, and shoes for SLINK high feet. I’m wearing set 5 which is black and white, but there is also a pink, green, red and pure white version available as well. This dress comes with standard mesh, fitmesh, Belleza, Maitreya and SLINK versions. Visit the AMARELO MANGA mainstore now to see them all and pick up your favorite for all your summer travels.

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Styling Notes:
Dress, Handbag, Shoes and Sunglasses| AMARELO MANGA – Eliza Set 05
Jewelry| Donna Flora – Pigalle Set
Hair| Exile – The Evening Lights in blondes
Poses| Vitalis Animatum & Image Essentials

Shot on location at Calas Gladhon Park Sim