Monday, March 22, 2010

Walking the Boards at Sand Shack Surf Co.

So first and foremost my apologies to Sand Shack Surf Co designer, Emma Gilmour, as I told her I would have this feature last week as she kindly gave me the opportunity to review these shoes.

Summer is just around the corner and here in my area of Sunny Florida I am so ready to hit the beach. In the Summer the sand can get incredibly hot and if your feet are tender shoes are imperative.

Emma has created this cute little slip on shoe called the Boardwalker. It comes in 16 different fun colors and patterns!

I will admit I am very late in discovering Surf Co. But I am now a devoted fan. Some other new items include the Moana Bikini and Shack Shorts shown below. I was very impressed by the fit of the prims on the shack shorts.

Also new are her Belmar Jeans. When it comes to Pants I am a die hard fan of the prim leg attachment to give that finished look. Instead of prims Emma used the sock option to give the pants the lean supper skinny look. She gives the option of plain jeans or with a subtle polka dot.

I have again used the colorful Boardwalker shoe and one of her cute new Slouchy Thread Sweater in Violet floral.

So here is the deal! All clothing and shoes I am wearing can be found at Sand Shack Surf Co. Located in the Artilleri Sim. Be sure to check them out!

Here is your LIMO to Sand Shack Surf Co

Other Credits: Hair is Angie by Calico Creations, Sunglasses are Marla by Artilleri and Skin is from Gala's Cupid 2 Collection. IM me if you would like details!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patricks Day - Wearing my Luck

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.

I am told we Americans make a much bigger deal of St. Patricks Day then Ireland does and I can surely believe it. Leading up to this week I have been trying to put together looks with green. This one jewelry set is the one thing I have not taken offer. The lovely celtic knotwork with stylized shamrock comes in silver or gold and I can easily see myself wearing this all year long.

Be Sure to Click this link or on the picture to enlarge it. This is the best way to view the intricate detail of the work.

So I leave you with one of my favorite Irish Blessings.

May you always have
Walls for the winds,
A roof for the rain,
Tea beside the fire,
Laughter to cheer you,
Those you love near you,
And all your heart might desire!

Accessories by Eolande - Eolande's Celtic Shamrock Earrings and Necklace (silver)
Top: Elate!- Kaia in Emerald
Hair: Exile - Amelia in Auburn
Skin: Gala- Cupid 2 - Pure 4

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Elated! Nyte and Day

Due to an attack of Real life, my chance for early shopping was limited so I only hit 2 of the RFL Clothing Fair Sims. I figure I can so at least a little a day to share my favorites. Hopefully there will be more shopping in my future.

My first outfit features this great Moitie Coat (RFL 2010 Edition) in a hot fuschia pink. I have paired it with the Kaia dress in Night by Elate and the Josephine Pump by Indyra Originals. Nyte N' Day can be found in the Melbourne Section. Elate! is located in the New Dehli sim. Stay tuned for more great Elate items I can't wait to show off.

I ended up using my skirt shape to get the perfect line with the coat. The prim fits very well with minimal editing for me.
The Kaia dress also comes in a wide range of colors with pretty and subtle striping.

The hair I am wearing is a new release from Exile called Majandra and the skin is one of the new Makeups from Gala in her Cupid 2 pack.

Dress: Elate - Kaia (clothing fair New Dehli)
Coat- Nyte N' Day - Moitie Coat(RFL Edition)( Clothing Fair Melbourne)
Hair- Exile - Majandra in Auburn
Necklace- Violet Voltaire - Harajuku Necklace
Shoes - Indyra Originals - Josephine
Skin - Gala - Cupid 2

Thursday, March 11, 2010

On Thin Ice

Last weeks a great event called Melt: An Installation on Thin Ice began. This even has brought together some great designers with very unique fashion offerings. This event runs till March 22, 2009.

This project is a study of translations. I presented 25 artists within Second Life with a concept of creating art with these words in mind: Drowning. Melting. Polar bears. Arctic. Culpability. Corporate greed. Inevitability. Extinction. ~Organizer Radio Signals

The polar bear feet have 2 selections, either normal or fashionista. Fashionista has painted claws. The dress Ethylene has a neat corset lacing up the back that ends with a fish hook and comes with several ruffly layers that can be worn alone or combined too.

The glacial build is a great sight to see as well. So take some time and visit Melt: An Installation on Thin Ice

Hair is by Rice (gift) and Skin is from Gala's Breeze line.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Professional and chic for today's business woman

Have you ever seen a photo of a new release and say to yourself, 'I have got to have that!'? That was my reaction when I saw Celine, a new release from !Terra D'ombrA.

maizon Rayna, a gifted designer, has created a statement that the modern day business woman does not have the sacrifice style for practicality. Each of her creations has a life of its own.

Celine is a smart and sharp black tweed suit, with clean lines lines that flatter a woman. Fashionable, yet at the same timeless in its style and form. The standing V-shaped sculpted jacket collar and sculpted shoulders create a striking frame for the wearer's face. The tailored jacket is fitted at the waist, accentuating a woman's figure rather than hiding it. The jacket bottom ends with a slight flair and is fastened with a large single silver swirled button. Adding to the elegance, a simple white silk shell is all the top needed.

The A-line skirt, a business suit staple, has not been overlooked. A wide sculpted ruffle is offset to the side. It begins wide at the waist and tapers down to end just a little passed the skirt hem. This added prim give the skirt unique styling and flair that makes it stand out without being overpowering. This suit enhances the wearer's strength and confidence in herself and her abilities. If you have ever heard the term 'power suit', this is it for a woman.

maizon did not stop with the suit. She also includes a bold and daring hat in the matching tweed. A wisp of a black netting for a veil and and a flexi feather fashioned to the hat with a deco styled hatpin and a chic look to the suit. Also, earrings matching the suit button are included, making this a truly ready to wear ensemble.

All I added to this stylist suit was a small silver crocodile clutch from DeLa and Indyra Original's black Coquette Noir pumps.

In the executive boardroom or at the Paris fashion shows, you cannot help but be noticed in Celine from maizon Rayna at !Terra D'ombrA. A suit that would make Coco Chanel proud.

OUTFIT: !Terra D'ombrA - Celine
HAIR: Exile Hair - Who Knew in harlow
SKIN: -Belleza- Belle sk Smokey Rubies
SHOES: Indyra Originals - Coquette Noir Shoe: Medaille: Wrought Iron
ACCESSORIES: =DeLa*= Clutch bag "Zazu" Crocodile Silver

SPRING - if we blog it, it will come!

If I see one more flake of snow, I will most certainly scream! So, in the hopes that Spring will come soon, I am preparing my spring wardrobe.

And what better way to start then with a recent release from Phoenix Rising appropriately named Innocence.

Pictured here in white and green, Innocence is a sweet halter dress that dances in the wind like wildflowers.

The halter top has a dark
hunter green corset-style waist with a white and green floral patterned bra that ties behind the neck. The back is bared and very alluring, inviting the warmth of the sun or the caress of a lover's fingers.

The white skirt flows long and soft to the floor, ending with a wide bo
rder of light green flowers at the bottom. This dress floats as you move as if a gentle breeze stirs it.

Ideal for a picnic along a babbling brook or casual stroll in the park, Innocence will surely turn heads your way.

With Easter approaching, I
added the romantic touch of a hat. Lady Effie from Hatpins is reminiscent of the Easter Parades of the 1900's.

Reghan Straaf, an extremely talented
designer, specializes in quality hats. This shamrock green chapeau (also perfect for St. Patrick's Day) is adorned with green, black and white roses, light green ribbon edging, a black bow and black and green feather plumes.

Even under a hat, Exile hair stands out. Time and time again, Kavar Cleanslate creates hair
styles for women and men for all occasions. Here, a soft up sweep and gently curling tendrils beautifully accent the femininity of Innocence.

With a sweet smelling white and green rose corsage fastened around the wrist from Cazenove Creations and the rose adorning Melody shoes in white from B&G, I am ready to welcome spring with open arms.

Are you ready for Spring? Watch for more posts on spring fashions here at Dressing in Pixels.

OUTFIT: -Phoenix Rising- Innocence (Grass)
HAIR: Exile - Love Story in Ash
SKIN: [LeLutka]-New York SunKissed-makeup1
SHOES: B&G Shoes - Melody in Blanco
HAT: Hatpins - Lady Effie Hat in Shamrock
ACCESSORIES: Cazenove Creations - Green & White Roses Wrist Corsage

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Tribute to Alexander McQueen

Many of you may or may not know the name Alexander McQueen. A brilliant British fashion designer, Alexander McQueen died last month at the age of 40. He won the British Designer of The Year award four times for his shocking and unconventional fashion statements.

DESIGN: -AZUL- Reine in Amethyst
Tukinowaguma Empress ebony
-Belleza- Belle sk Lace in the Rubies
SHOES: Maitreya Gold - Shanti Grape

As a tribute to his incredible creative and vibrant talent, 38 Second Life finest designers have created their own unique and striking designs to honor his memory. 100% of the proceeds from the sales from this collection are to be donated to the real life charity Keep A Child Alive, that provides life-saving treatment to children in Africa and India infected with the HIV/AIDS virus.

AVENUE, one of Second Life's premier modeling agencies, presented the collection on February 28th to the delight of the virtual world's fashionistas.

DESIGN: Baiastice_Lena Fair in blue
HAIR: >TRUTH< Cyndi - crow
SKIN: -Belleza- Belle sk Smokey Rubies
SHOES: Nardcotix Kurvy T-Strap Mary Jane Blue

Today, I would like to present to you a few of the amazing creations from some of the generous designers who gave their time and talent to share their enthusiasm for Alexander McQueen.

I am always amazed at the ability of the Second Life community to come together during these difficult times of global conflict, natural disasters and economic hardships, to set aside their own troubles and reach out to people in need.

DESIGN: Indyra Originals-Sakura du Mort
HAIR: >TRUTH< Mary - Night
SKIN: -Belleza- Belle sk Meows & Cherries
SHOES: Indyra Coquette Noir Moxie: Pink Python

It is important to note that the McQueen collection is available ONLY until March 31, 2010! Please, take the time and visit each of the contributing designers soon and purchase the McQueen collection.

After the end of March, these designs will no longer be available.

DESIGN: -Phoenix Rising - Tribute
HAIR: Head Mistress - Foxy/oil slick
-Belleza- Belle sk Smokey Rubies
SHOES: Indyra Coquette Noir Medaille: Wrought Iron
EYELASHES: [the Obscene] Lashes-ARAKHNE

Thanks should also be expressed
to all the men and women of AVENUE Modeling Agency and their media partners, along with the builders, machinima artists, stylists and sponsors, whose support and contributions made the show possible.

DESIGN: RFyre For the Love
HAIR: Exile Amelia/crimson
-Belleza- Belle sk Cherries: The Morning After
SHOES: Indyra Coquette Noir Medaille: Wrought Iron

The world of fashion has lost a bright and shining star.

His death has shocked and sadden the world of fashion and his many fans and colleagues.

Alexander McQueen will be greatly missed.

DESIGN: Tres Beau Missing You
HAIR: Deviant Kitties - Sash - Black
SKIN: [LeLutka]-NewYorkSunKissed-makeup6b
EYELASHES: [LeLutka]-Photoshoot II Lashes

Remember, act now before these Second Life designs disappear!

For a complete list of all the designers and store landmarks, please visit the AVENUE Models website.