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Sunshine and Butterflies

With the help of a collection of Hope For Emilia designers, this outfit is all about sunshine and butterflies.  I find it an interesting combination of warm, fluttery, and fierce, starting with Miss Darcy’s sleek yellow mesh Marilyn dress in the color of Stella de Oro lilies.

Butterflies flit through the flowers of my hat and gently perch on my cheek to say hello.  Couture eyelashes from Boudoir and sweeping makeup from White Widow add a touch of exotic.   Coordinated with EMO-tions Yula hair, one of my favorite hairs for headbands, hats and other accessories, I am just a little ray of sunshine wherever I go.

Styling:

Hat: Lady Sarah Hat – Boudoir at Hope For Emilia

Lashes: Couture Lashes – Boudoir at Hope For Emilia

Eye Makeup: Paon Green/Yellow – White Widow at Hope For Emilia

Butterfly: Butterfly Eye Attachment – Headturners at Hope For Emilia

Gown:  Marilyn Hope For Emilia Medaille d’Or – Miss Darcy at Hope For Emilia

Earrings and Bracelet: Emilia Set – Artistry by ~E~ at Hope For Emilia

Hair: Yula – EMO-tions

Ring: Indonesia Black Cloud – Finesmith

Lips: Masquerade Makeup Black Lips – Izzie’s

Collar: Lacet Collar Motif – Shi.

Poses: Manifeste

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Bouquet of Hope – Hope For Emilia

Flowers can say so many things from, “Congratulations,” to “I miss you,” to “I’m sorry,” and even, “Get Well Soon.”  This lovely flowered halter dress is a bouquet of hope…a gift you give yourself that helps Emilia earthquake victims to “Get Well” and rebuild.  The Kungler sisters have brought us a casual chic shape, filled with a garden of bright happy florals, trimmed in bold white, like a clean-lined picket fence around the flowers.  Wearing this dress you can’t help but feel all girly.

Playing with the plethora of color, I added colorful Brianna Jewelry from House of Alexander, also available only at the Hope For Emilia event, a jeweled hairband from Audacity, and bold Jean Makeup from Face Paint with full lips and sultry eye appeal.

Styling:

Dress:  Hope For Emilia Dress – Kunglers at Hope For Emilia

Hair: Jessica Dark Brown – EMO-tions

Jewelry: Brianna – House of Alexander at Hope For Emilia

Makeup: Jean #2 – Face Paint

Hair Band: Kleio  Headband Double Ahn Edition – Audacity

Shoes: Alex Strap Shoes Patent Yellow – G Field

Poses:  Model Pose 76 Set – Focus Poses

Big Screen Hollywood Glamour at Hope For Emilia

You’ve heard of the “little black dress.” Emily from Glamour Style is the “little black gown,” classic in its styling, oh so flattering in its design, and exclusive to Hope For Emilia, with proceeds going to aid Italy’s earthquake victims. Harkening back to the age of Hollywood glamour, it makes you think of those on-screen legends of the 30’s and 40’s with its lovely full-length shape bedecked in hand-tooled beadwork sewn into a lovely repeating diamond pattern.  With so many sparklies adorning this gown, I keep thinking how heavy it would be in real life.  Good thing this is SL, where we can shimmer and sparkle the night away without consequence.

Accessories for this gown include lovely Nightingale jewelry from Kunglers, a fur wrap all-tied-up-with-a-bow for brisk evenings out, vintage hair from Vanity and Smokie makeup from Face Paint.

Styling:

Gown: Emily – Glamour Style at Hope For Emilia

Makeup: Smokie – Face Paint at Hope For Emilia

Hair: Florette – Vanity Hair at Hair Fair 2012

Wrap: Ribboned Fur Wrap (color-change) – Laville

Jewelry: Nightingale Silver – Kunglers

Poses: Runway Series – Pose Sinfully

Fantasy Becomes Reality – Hope For Emilia

What would you find on the edge of the world?  I imagine it as a surreal place where reality blurs into fantasy, and anything is possible.   The Hope For Emilia project, raising funds to help Italy’s earthquake victims, enables fantasy to become reality through the generous support of volunteers, patrons, and designers.  Contributions in this surreal SL world are helping the real world to rebuild in a very tangible way.

So as I dance at the edge of the world, I am honored to be outfitted by several of the wonderful designers in SL contributing their efforts and artistry to the Hope For Emilia project.   The inspiration for this post came from Evolve’s Fantasy Mesh dress, with its blend of multi blues and whites, and ethereal train, reminiscent to me of waves sweeping along the shoreline.

Lode’s Glitter Rose hat is the perfect “white cap” to the waves of my dress.  I added a touch of teasing chiffon and ribbon for an asymetric off-the-shoulder look by layering 1 Hundred’s Seduction underneathe the dress.  Finishing my look is stunning Eileen jewelry in deep blues and silvers from Artistry by ~E~ and Smoke makeup from Face Paint.  All are available at Hope For Emilia.

Styling:

Hat: Glitter Rose – Lode Hats at Hope for Emilia

Dress: Fantasy 04 – Evolve at Hope for Emilia

Undershirt: Seduction Black (jacket layer only) – 1 Hundred at Hope for Emilia

Makeup: Smoke Blue – Face Paint at Hope for Emilia

Jewelry: Eileen Set – Artistry by ~E~ at Hope for Emilia

Hair: Kirge Updo Dark Brown – Miamai at Hair Fair 2012

Shoes: Rig 72 Extreme Heels Silver – Armony at the Summer Parade 2012

Poses: Pose Sinfully & Diesel Works

A Feel-Good Dress – Hope For Emilia

Molichino’s Pixie dress is such a “feel-good” dress for several reasons.  First, since Pixie is a Hope for Emilia offering,  your shopping dollars are raising funds to help Italy’s earthquake victims.  Second, I have found you simply can’t go anywhere with this dress on and not get attention and compliments.  Pixie is so well made, with quality linen, stitched seam details, and a girlish shape.  It is casual, chic and classy.

I have found the Hope for Emilia posts for Molichino’s offering wonderfully varied, as well.  It is a real testament to the versatility of this dress, as you can dress it up or down and play with many accessory accent colors.  I love clothes that let me be creative, and become new all over again, depending on the accessories I add.  Molichino’s Pixie is that kind of dress.

I chose to add some color pops to the luscious gold version I’m wearing with a LaGyo hat, Finesmith necklace, and Molichino clutch in aqua hues.  Pixie is a dress you will find yourself reaching for again and again, so pop on over to Hope for Emilia to take home your favorite colors while helping a great cause.

Styling

Dress: Mesh Pixie Gold – Molichino at Hope for Emilia

Clutch:  Delirium Clutch Aqua – Molichino

Eye Makeup: Appeal Lash Liner – Eyelure

Lips: Lucir Lipcolor Midas’s Kiss – [mock]

Hat: Anemone Headpiece Maui – LaGyo

Hair: Romance – Vanity Hair

Ring: Honeycomb Ring – Chloe

Necklace: Thal Necklace Turquoise – Finesmith Hunt Item

Bracelet: Naila Bracelet – Donna Flora

Shoes: Sami Pumps Sky – CensoReD

Poses:  Daisey Set – Diesel Works &  Full Gown Series – Corpus

Sweet Tentation by Fellini Couture

When temptation reaches a 10, you get Fellini Couture’s Tentation gown, exclusive at Hope for Emilia.  This gown just can’t be resisted with an inverted Asian-inspired shadow print and soft avant-styled leaves and branches making up the bodice.  It is both elegant and evocative in classic black and white.

In keeping with the avant theme of the dress, I blended a combination of Face Paint’s Eartha makeup with the black lip, and White Widow’s Paon in black and white, both of which are also exclusive Hope for Emilia offerings.  Capping things off, a modern shape on-hair from Urban Lutz called Cobra available at Hair Fair 2012.

Styling:

Hair: Cobra Brunette – UrbanLutz Hair at Hair Fair 2012

Eye Makeup/Lips: Eartha with Black Lip – Face Paint at Hope for Emilia

Eye Decoration: Paon Black and White – White Widow at Hope for Emilia

Gown: Tentation – Fellini Couture at Hope for Emilia

Jewelry: 10 Color Silver and Black Earrings and Headpiece – Deity

Poses: Manifeste