Saturday, July 31, 2010
Ever since I watched beauty pageants as a kid (forced to cause the Biffster insisted we watch all those things)and saw high heels with bathing suits .. I was in.
Originally it was simply cause the damage heels could inflict as opposed to rubber thongs (canadian for flip flops - and yes just imagine how confused we were when thongs came out in underwear and bathing suits .. it was not a pretty sight let me tell you ...all those white people on the beach with first strips of brightly coloured material between their toes and then later with rubber flat shoes on their who-who's) I wore the heels because not only could I kick sand in Biff's face, I could leave permanent marks on his face when he decided he could pick me up and throw me in the slough ....or cow trough ... or whatever ....
And then fashion won me over ... cause that is how it happens folks .. the unfolding of the fashionista in all its splendiforous glory ....
HAIR: Dr. Life
Friday, July 30, 2010
I like to go to the furniture places in SL and jump on the couches and the bed ... it is lots of fun .. seeing as when you try to do it here in RL they like get all bent out of shape ...
I went to Harvey Norman's and was like jumping and everything and hubby was all ...
"Oh for heaven's sake Bliss stop that and get off the bed ..."
"You aren't the boss of me you know .. especially not in here ...Is YOUR name Harvey? NO!! Well I only respond to Harvey Norman .. he is the boss in here .. ."
Just then a really big woman in a Harvey Norman coat came up and called the police ...
I never knew Harvey was a girl ....
(PS....when you jump on the beds in SL .. make sure that no-one else is in them .. those sex maniacs ... they get all bent out of shape when you step on their balls ...)
HAIR: Calico Ingmann Creations
BELT: Ume Mode
SHOES: M&M (no longer available :(
JEANS: Equilibrium Design
LOCATION: The Loft
Gossamer is a goddess gown that YOU get to wear thanks to Kimmera Madison of Tres Beau (disclaimer: dress does not come with fawning mortals).
This gorgeous dress floats and shimmers around you in a cloud of sparkling iridescent organza. The gold etched bodice is sleeveless and repeats the beautiful golds and subtle purples over the bra. An empire waist slightly gathers in the organza before the free fall of beautiful folds that flute at the end in sculpted lace for edging. Kimmera pulls the front up and slopes the dress to the back in a beautiful line that adds to the effect of walking in a cloud.
The dress has a stunning component jewelled catch under the bust and matching earrings. The catch holds a lovely shaped and sculpted matching lace piece that just takes this dress to angelic .. adding interest and drawing the eye upward.
This beautiful dress is perfect for an exotic summer night with the warmth of a velvet evening wet against your skin. It is gorgeous on the dance floor as you swirl in the arms of your special someone, catching the light… This dress is a must for your summer wardrobe.
It is available instore now and retails for $1000L
DRESS: Tres Beau
NECKLACE: Terra D'Ombra
Thursday, July 29, 2010
My brother went through a melancholy phase ... he was all moody and down .. I tried to give him PMS aids but those just gave him cramps ....
I played doctor alot growing up ... my grandparents always said things like .. go and play with your "city cousins" and keep them occupied because evidently in their world that is perfectly acceptable - 13 year olds hanging out with 5 year olds ....
I was like come on .. they are 13 .. can't they entertain themselves?
So I would pile them all in the cadillac and drive them into town ....
And then my grandparents were all like ... "What the hell were you thinking?" And I told them .. we were playing doctor?
Doctor? DOCTOR? That's when you get out your nurses outfit and tie washcloths on your face and get the eggbeater out of the kitchen drawer to put in my old purse (grandpa speaking here) NOT driving the car to town...
NO NO NO .. you have confused "doctor" with "nurse" Nurses drive tractors .. see in this scenerio ... I am a rich doctor, I just finished surgery and now I am heading over to the golf course to play a few rounds ....
There is NO golf course in town ...
Pfft .. of course not I am a kid and this is make-believe .....
Oh my brother and feeling blue? Well .... after he got the blue felt pen off his face that someone coloured in when he was sleeping ..... we got him help ... counseling ... bilingual of course ... this was Canada....
HAIR AND HAT: Vita's Boudoir
COAT: B&T Fashions
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Sometimes the only way to seize power is to wear red. Now women can wear red from head to toe ... and that is POWER. A man .... they suggest .. mmm .. a RED tie .... which means a suit ...cause you know we want our male POWER kinda contained and all .. dignified like .. cause lets face it ....a red tie and sweat pants .. well that just is NOT the same thing ...
And while we are on feminist things cause we are .. or were .. I am .. please try to keep up with me it is annoying to have to keep bringing out the hand puppets and clapping my instructions for you ....WHILE WE ARE ON FEMINISTS ... I was thinking this is just not fair .. and for today .. this one day .. I think we should declare equal opportunities for men ....
So ladies take them to Gisaci and let them wear this red dress, get them some red heels and a red purse AND the red tie ... let them thumb their noses at the fashion hatetators .... and just set them free to run amuck all over the grid .... doing what men do best .. . being powerful ...
... after they listen to you and get into the red dress of course ....
SKIN: Fhang Candy
LASHES: Ema's Secret
SHOES: Stiletto Moody
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
We had ducks and geeses on the farm. And every once in awhile, for one reason or another, we would end up with the ducks and geese eggs to finish hatching them ....
And it is true what they say about the first thing they see, it imprints on them as "mother" and that is who they follow for the rest of their lives....
I think this is an important point .. patterning ... and one worthy of great research as it applies to human beings ....
I also think it is a good reason to turn down nursing candidates who want to work in obstetrics ... those who have tattoos, are bald, have long beards, and like to ride Harleys ... those women should find work elsewhere ....
Ginevra Lancaster Fashion Designs
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Soho Summer is a sumptuous offering in the casual summer dress department from Kimmera Madison at Tres Beau.
As usual, Kimmera provides options where the bottom ruffles can be removed and the dress can have simpler, cleaner lines for a more casual attitude. I like the attitude of the ruffles at the bottom coupled with the classic shirt dress, and then the exaggerated turn up collar. The deep neckline is very sexy and flashes of leg through the ruffles most enticing.
This particular version in Chocolate runs the entire colour scheme of cremes to deeper browns and the lovely pattern of the dress is accented with dark brown buttons and belt. The dress also comes in Evergreen and Indigo and is currently available instore.
Soho Summer retails for $500L.
That is part of a saying my grandmother always told me .. "There are two things nice clothes don't cover up ... dirt and a loud mouth ..." I understand what she meant better now than I did as a kid ... but it is true, lots of people dress the part but it does not make them worthy of our attention. This is a case in the reverse.
For me, when you wear something over and over .. that is a pretty good yardstick that this is an outfit worth wearing. When you consistenly go to a store because you notice that you are wearing THOSE outfits over and over then you know you have hit on something.
Here it is in a nutshell .. I love aDiva. AnneJoy Paine is a classy lady who is friendly and approachable. She is talented. Her prices are not only reasonable, her designs are awesome and she always includes so much more than just the bare bones of an outfit .. AND those extras are things you go "OHHHH .. wow" over, instead of pulling them out and replacing them with something else."
She was as nice to me the first time I met her as a completely dweebie noob as she is now. THAT is saying something. And no, we don't "hang" together and she did not pay me for this endorsement. She never even asks you to blog her .... that is just the way she is ... confident, strong, talented!
aDiva Couture .. worth a visit ....
Saturday, July 24, 2010
You know there are lots of things I learned in high school I was immediately aware were not going to make a major contribution to my life ... like knowing that starfish belonged to the phyllum Echinodermata ... nope never used that one .. not even in church conversation ....
But kindergarten was a whole other kettle of fish .. now those are LIFE SKILLS that you just see popping up over and over again ..... real survival .. handy skills ... like ...
sticker placement on skin ....
Thankyou Miss Blaney .. where ever you are ....
(ps ... my brother had to take remedial stickering ... he sucked at it ...)
Friday, July 23, 2010
THAT should be a new phrase .. Bosh .. (beautiful and posh?) I love it. Not sure if that was the talented LiLo Glom's intent but I for one am going to strive to be BOSH always ..... wait wait .. I already am .. such is the life of an SL fashionista....
Two of the free gifts you will find left in the Fabulous Fashion studio this week. One from AtomicSparkle Skytower of SwanSong and the other from Chigadee London of Couture Chapeau.
Want to come Sailing with me? You can in this stylish summer pant set from Kimmera Madison with Tres Beau.
High waisted flared white pants sport a shoe lace opening at the front that adds to the nautical theme. While not the traditional sailor pant with the button openings on either side, these carry the theme with a real sense of style. A cute little boldly striped top encaptures the whole colour scheme of red white and blue with the striping in blue and white and then one of those fabulous Kimmera Bows on a deep gorgeous red.
Of course every sailor knows about the sun and Kimmera does not forget that either, with another fantastic hat repeating both the colour theme AND the bow.
This outfit is available now in store and retails for $400L.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
New offering from Freckles Design and the wonderful designs of by Velours Mahogany and Etienne Sahara. LOVE new designers, new infusion of talent and creations. So important to keep encouraging people and this is a lovely first offering. Thank you for sharing it with me!!
Not everyone is the same on here .. we all have different appoaches and tastes and there are many many who are happy to be kind and helpful. I hope I never come across as unapproachable!!
Purple Moon does a lovely dress in black and gold.
Comes with an longer skirt option.
Check it out!
SKIN: Fhang Candy
DRESS & EARRINGS: Purple Moon
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Is there anything better than throwing on a fresh summery dress and heading out into the day?
HAIR: Beautiful Dirty Rich
LASHES: FlugeIn Brise
DRESS and JEWELLERY: aDiva
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Where do I begin? Michi Fhang has done her best skin to date with Aevana. It comes in three skin tones (see below) and has some fabulous make-ups.
For the new viewer she has included a whole range of lipsticks for each skin tone so you can have fun fun fun ... and never run out of kissable lips ..
The skin is available at SOL at the introductory price of $300L per skin and after that - back at her shop for the regular price of $500L each.
Kimmera Madison of Tres Beau continues her exploration and love of all things Asian, in her creation entitled "Princess Aura."
The simple quiet charm of this elegant dress is one of those timeless, border-less dresses that refuses to be pigeon-holed. Like all the traditional pieces, this one can be worn to an early morning tea or an elegant dinner party, depending on your hair and accessories. Kimmera has allowed for the peplum to be optional and it can also be resized so there is no problem achieving the exact look you are after.
The dress itself is a traditional cheongsam which basically means "long dress." These are so incredibly popular and some version of them always seems to make its way into the fashion parades each season. Kimmera's version keeps the influence alive, using a traditional Asian pattern of deep reds, black and white. It is accented with a mandrin collar and black frogs. The full leg slits ramp up the volume and you just know where ever you go, heads will turn. Adding one of Kimmera's gorgeously detailed peplum gives creates a silhouette you have come to know and love from Tres Beau and gives the cheongsam a freshness that speaks to this season.
The dress is available in store now and retails for $800L.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Now every event can be about you and fashion.
Hubby asked me to wash the car and handed me the supplies and I looked at them and thought wait wait .....THAT is almost exactly like this fabulous outfit on SL ...
And so I ran and cut and glue gunned and wow ... I looked fab ....
The car isn't great though but as I told my hubby .. priorities AND I am a fashionista for crying out loud .. you just cannot get in the way of genius when it happens .. and it was happening ....
He called it something else which I didn't actually hear over the door slamming and the sound of the car roaring as he started it and then the tire squeals as he backed it out of the garage and the swearing as he got the hose and the bucket ... I will ask him about it later ...
Oh and he wants his chamois back ...
HAIR: Beautiful, Dirty, Rich
PURSE: Stitch by Stitch
OUTFIT: Ema's Secret