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Black Fair Aria

Aria

The Black Fair 2017 is open and has some amazing finds as always. I always look forward to this event since the top designers participate and always have an exclusive that is to die for. AZUL is there with just such an exclusive with “Aria” in Onyx. This amazing mesh gown has a tank style neckline that is draped gently at the bust, and then has a full side slit up the left leg. Wispy, sheer skirt pieces whip about your body for a feminine touch so true to AZUL. It all ends with your choice of white or black pearl adornments up the right side and a huge cluster at the left hip. Stunning. Who doesn’t love white and black – so timeless and so classic. It’s only at the Black Fair 2017 through April 21, so don’t miss this!

My Nails are also only available right now at the Black Fair. These are from Alme. The “Black Metal French” hud has several tip choices including silver, chrome, bronze, gold and black. You can wear one as I have or mix and match using the hud and your hand menus. These nails come in two HUD choices – the standard HUD works with slink, maitreya (including the new bento update I’m wearing here), Belleza, OMEGA, Tuty’s and Vista Bento. There is also a HUD for the new Astralia Mesh Nails available separately. These are fantastic and a MUST have.

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Styling Notes –
Gown | AZUL – Aria in Onxy for Black Fair 2017
Nails | Alme. – Black Metal French for Black Fair 2017
Hat | Modern Couture – Fiorella Hat Black
Shoes | Hilly Haalan – Kelly Stilettos
Hair | enVOGUE – Nadine Light Blondes
Choker | Tres Beau – Ribbon Pearl Choker
Bracelet | Maxi Gossamer – Ritzy Shimmer Pearls Bracelet
Poses | an lar Poses – The Marilyn Set

Shot on location at Winter Moon

Shiny, Shabby and New

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A brand new round of Shiny Shabby has opened and this month I found a great ensemble assembled from items available at the event. First, I’m so thrilled that Lybra is once again creating amazing gowns. This one is spectacular. For Maitreya, the Adele Gown comes with a hud that allows you to change the color of the gown, the belt and also the metal trim. The full gown has two options, solid color, or the patterned you see here, both included. The back of the gown has a generous scoop as well. I love it! It comes in a variety of single color, color pack and fatpack options. I bought the pastels and love how you can mix and match the belt and gowns to create your own special look.

Also at the event this month, Zibska has eyeshadows that coordinate perfectly. For Lelutka and OMEGA, the Tonia eyeshadows are just the right colors. I’m wearing the OMEGA version here on my CATWA head. My hair is also at the event – from DeLa, this is the Skylar hair in blondes. Rich, natural look that went perfectly with the gown.

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Finally, from the Tres chic event for February, my nails are from Alme. The Colorblocking duo was exactly the right color combination to go with my gown. One hud does it all for slink, maitreya, omega, belleza and bento hands. It has 5 color duos in the hud, and you can wear them on fingers, toes, both or even a mix of all the colors for a unique look.

Coloblock Duo Polish

Styling Notes:
Gown | Lybra – Adele Pastels at Shiny Shabby Feb. 2017
Hair | Dela – skylar in blondes at Shiny Shabby Feb. 2017
Eyeshadow | Zibska – Tonia at Shiny Shabby Feb. 2017
Nails | Alme. – Coloblocking Duo at Tres Chic Feb. 2017
Pose | an lar Poses – Inka at Shiny Shabby Feb. 2017

Shot on location at Love Story

Alice In Spring Time

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Spring is knocking on the door, and I’m getting inspired once again! Spring Time is one of my favorite times of year both in RL and SL and shooting photos in SL is so much fun with the flowers and bright colors. Today I have for you a new release from AZUL – the Alice Gown. I’m wearing the limited edition color available on the marketplace only – champagne. This limited edition gown is straight out of a fairy tale for sure, and was created for Miss Virtual World Portugal 2017 as part of the national costume competition. Festive and fun, this is a wonderful gown to celebrate spring. With 12 different colors, one will be sure to be your favorite. Find them all at the mainstore and on the marketplace now.

Next I have my nails – part of the February 2017 round of the Gacha Garden event from Alme. This is the Dotted Gacha common 5 – half black nails from the set. The entire set is to die for, and you can’t go wrong for sure. At just $50L per pull, you can get one of 10 commons, or 2 rares. All of them are fantastic! and with just 20 pulls you can earn a Seed of Inspiration Set that is exclusive to this event and will be retired following the event. Head on over to the Gacha Garden through Feb. 28th.

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My hair in this look is a new release from enVOGUE entitled Jacquelyn. This short style is perfect for spring. I’m wearing one of the colors from the blondes pack, but there are many more packs to fit your needs. It’s at the enVOGUE mainstore now.

Finally my choker is from Lyrical B!zarre Templates for the Buy Now Feb. ’17 event. This full perms choker has a triple braided satin rope with filigree charm attached that hangs down from the choker. With it being full perms you can change the colors to suit your needs. Buy Now is an event on the marketplace that occurs monthly, and without the lag, you can shop to your hearts content. Lyrical has placed several items that coordinated with this choker into this month’s offerings. Click here to check it out.

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Styling Notes:
Gown | AZUL – Alice in Champagne – Marketplace Limited Edition
Nails | Alme. – Dotted Gacha at the Gacha Garden – Common 05
Hair | enVOGUE – Jacquelyn in Light Blondes
Choker | Lyrical B!zarre Templates – Zita Choker for Buy Now Feb ’17
Pose| PosESioN – Cooper 1 at SWANK

Shot On location – Warm Springs

Broken Kingdom

Broken Kingdom

My gorgeous gown is a new release this month from AZUL by Mami Jewel – this is the “Dulce” gown in Peridot. This gown was created for Miss Virtual World 2017 Joys Cuttita for her formal walk last month during the competition. Now out in 13 colors including a Limited edition version on the marketplace, this has one sure to be your favorite. The underdress can be worn alone without any of the skirts for a less formal occasion. It’s fitmesh and includes versions for the popular mesh bodies, but be sure to try a demo first as always. The outer long skirt is transparent and has black rose accents at the waist in my version. The Headpiece which consists of mini crown and roses is also included. It’s out at the mainstore now.

My nails are out tomorrow at the January round of the Cosmetics Fair and are from Alme. These are one of the options in the “Chrome Trends: Basic” hud. Five different chromed metallic colors are available in this hud which services Maitreya, belleza, slink and OMEGA. Alme. also includes instructions with how to use with the BENTO hands if that is your preference. This information is also available in her mainstore if you wish to read before you purchase, as I always recommend.

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Styling Notes:
Gown | AZUL – Dulce in Peridot
Jewelry | Alienbear – Mimmi Gold/Black Jewelry
Hair | Truth Hair – Cinnamon in light blondes
Nails | Alme. – Chrome Trends Basic for the Cosmetic Fair January 15 – 31
Shoes | Just Design – Eve Metallic Gold
Pose | an lar Poses – Marilyn Set

Shot on location at the Outer Garden

Moonlight Skate

Moonlight Skater

She was a figure skater for years, so when she had the chance to skate in the moonlight with no one to see, she simply had to put those skates on just one more time…..

This amazing dress just spoke to me when I saw it for the P.O.E. 9 Hunt going on through the end of the month. This is the “Frost Dress” from PurpleMoon Creations. Fantastic mesh dress held in place with an ornate medallion and golden cords that go up around the neck. Handkerchief style asymmetric flexi skirt is perfect to catch the breeze as you skate along. Light blue color with just a hint of glitter. Fitmesh and standard mesh included. Best of all it is free as part of the POE 9 hunt. Don’t miss it.

Also included in my ensemble is the perfect nail polish to match the gown – light blue with a hint of white glitter. It’s in the Winter Love LIght polish hud from alme. along with three other colors. You can wear one, or a mixture of them all depending on your mood and outfit. The hud includes options for maitreya as I am wearing, or slink, belleza and Omega. It’s at the Chapter Four Event through the 21st in two for 1 room.

Winter Love Light

Finally are some fantastic winter earrings from Lyrical B!zarre Templates. These are the Snowflake 1 earrings featuring golden snowflakes. It’s part of the 10L cart sale at The Wash through January 4th – just in time for winter. There is a matching necklace as well. Head on over and get all your favorites at this stunningly low price.

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Styling Notes:
Dress | PurpleMoon Creations – Frost Dress for P.O.E. 9 Hunt through Dec. 31
Earrings | Lyrical B!zarre Templates – Snowflake 1 earrings for The Wash Cart Event through January 4
Nail Polish | alme. – Winter Love Lights for The Chapter Four Event through Dec. 21
Hair | Truth Hair – Sugar in Light Blondes
Skates | Date Me – Glitter Ice Skates White
Poses | Shi S. – Ice Dream Pose
A Netherworld – Advanced Ice Skater Static Poses

Shot on location at: The Enchanted Isle Winter Light

Special Weekend Events

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Thanksgiving Weekend is here in the US. That means not only getting together with those you love to celebrate the holiday, but also it means that there will be some amazing shopping that will happen in the days following. SL is no different. I start today by telling you about the Styles By Danielle Fashion House that is celebrating their 7th Anniversary in SL this week culminating with a Fashion Show on Sunday, featuring the new “AVA” gown I’m wearing for you here in this photo. It’s a fantastic print available in either the black as I have on here, or a Bordeaux red color with the gold – both are stunning. They are in fitmesh and special fitmesh for Maitreya, Slink, Belleza and TMP mesh bodies. It’s a special price for group members. Speaking of group members, you will be able to join the Danielle group on Sunday for free as well – so don’t miss that chance. Visit the Styles by Danielle Mainstore for all the details.

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Who doesn’t love a fantastic Manicure/pedicure? I know I do both in RL and SL! Well, then you want to be sure to visit alme. They are having an amazing Black Friday sale with 30-50% all items except gachas & gift cards. It runs November 25 – 28th and only at the alme mainstore where you will even find the amazing nails I’m wearing here in this photo. These are from the “Golden Threes Dark” polish Hud. All huds come with versions for Omega, Slink, Maitreya and Belleza. So don’t miss this chance to stock up on some amazing nail polish huds!

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Styling Notes:
Gown | Styles By Danielle – Ava Gown Black for the 7th Anniversary Celebration
Nails | alme. – Golden Threes Dark Polish HUD
Hair | enVOGUE – Nadine Light Blondes
Head flowers | Alter – Thalia Flowers Crown Cream
Necklace | Baiastice – Lilium Necklace Gold
Armbands| Just Because – Elegant Arm Cuffs Gold
Pose | an lar Poses – The Gretel Series

Shot On location at The Gates of Melancholy

Tribute

Lace and Butterflies

Today I had the pleasure of hosting for the Fifth Runway Challenge for Miss Virtual World 2017. The theme today was “A Tribute to the Reigning Miss Virtual World – Delypop Cresci”. Miss Virtual World gave the ladies the task of styling for her favorite designer – Elie Saab. So, as I always try to do, I put together my own styling as well. I Love the designs of Elie Saab myself, and this is not an easy task to accomplish in SL by any means. I went for the nude, lace and sheer that are characteristic of Elie Saab in my styling. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

My Tribute

Styling Notes:
Gown |Baiastice – Jolie Dress – Butter
Lace Top | Gizza – Fleur Lace Top body Appliers
Hair | Truth – Polilla Light Blondes with Headband
Necklace | Random Matter – Daphne Necklace Gold/White
Earrings | Kunglers – Venus Earrings Romance
Makeup | Zibska – Billie Lipstick and Arlie Eyeshadow

Shot on Location at The Emporia