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Cinema and TRPH Styling – The Drama and the Elegance

Just a few hours left to swing by Cinema 2012 to pick up a design that can be either dramatic costume or  elegant evening dress.

You will make a striking Queen of the Nile in this fabulous Cobra Queen gown by 22769, including the headpiece and snake boa.  The colors are rich and regal, swathing you in black, gold, and purple silk in this flowing mesh gown.

Madrid Solo’s Raven’s Flock accents this look with makeup worthy of Egyptian royalty.

Finally, if you are looking for a more modern look that is just as dramatic, this versatile gown converts from B.C. to A.D. formal evening wear simply by switching to a tousled jewel-bedecked updo by EMO-tions and the Miracle ring, Chop Zuey’s item for The Runway Perfect Hunt, also ending at 11:59pm Oct 31st.

Styling:

Gown/headpiece/cobra: Cobra Queen – 22769 at Cinema 2012  mainstore location here

Makeup: Raven’s Flock – Madrid Solo

Ring: Miracle – Chop Zuey for The Runway Perfect Hunt

Hair: Anushka – EMO-tions

Poses: Corpus Poses

Autumn at the Louvre – Paris Metro Couture

I had the pleasure of walking in the Autumn at the Louvre show, wearing the artistic designs of Paris Metro Couture, with poses sponsored by Morgane Batista Poses.   Here is a recap for you of some of the featured designs.

Nara NightCoral

Artist Series M. Sharple

Universal Love

Styling Pic 1:

Gown: Nara NightCoral – Paris Metro Couture

Pose: NV Corsetry Pose Set – Morgane Batista Poses

Hair & Hair Accessory: Coage Hair with Shiori Accessory – Tukinowaguma

Jewelry: Chiasa – Zibska

Gloves: Marlene Gown Gloves – PurpleMoon

Makeup: Eye Makeup: Anime 23 – Tattanooga, Lips: Masquerade Makeup Red – Izzies, Contour Blush – Dead Apples

Styling Pic 2:

Gown:  Artist Series M. Sharple – Paris Metro Couture

Pose: MVW Costume Rusalka Pose Set – Morgane Batista Poses

Hair: Adorable – TuTy’s Creations

Hat: Cora Hat Dark Blue – PurpleMoon

Jewelry: Cycle dans la Chocolateri (Group Gift) – PurpleMoon

Makeup: Eye Makeup: Mix and Match Eyes Glamour Girl – Face Paint, Lips: Bella Vetro Gloss Guardsman Red – [mock], Contour Blush – Dead Apples

Styling Pic 3:

Gown: Universal Love – Paris Metro Couture

Pose:  Pipins Pose Set & Serene Faith Pose Set – Morgane Batista Poses

Hair & Hair Accessory: Never – Miamai

Jewelry: Zaza (necklace/earrings/bracelet) and Olivie (layered necklaces) – Zibska

Makeup: Obscura and Cold as Ice (layered) – Madrid Solo

Playing Hookie

Sometimes you have one of those “manic Mondays” and you are all dressed up for the day, and at the last minute you think to yourself; “I really don’t feel like working today.  I think I’ll play hookie.”  Every now and again, I think it is fine to take an unplanned day for yourself, to indulge a little and grab some “me time.”  So me and the beagle went out for a mint hot chocolate with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.  I’m looking like a schoolgirl out playing hookie in my layered knit top from ColdLogic and a tweedy Taffy skirt from Molichino.

I did bring my Ipad case along, however, so maybe I will still get some work done afterall.

Styling:

Hair: Wish – elikatira

Top: Flockhart marine – ColdLogic

Skirt: Taffy Skirt black – Molichino

Eye Makeup: Ensemble Eyes silver – Madrid Solo

Lips: L’eau Castro Lip Gloss 2 – [mock]

Earrings: Plume earrings color-change – LaGyo at Collabor88

IPad Case: My Ipad case orange – BSD Design Studio

Belt: Double Coin Belt – BoHo HoBo

Socks: Over-knee Socks Aqua – Izzie’s

Shoes: Spectator Slipper black – Volstead at Cinema 2012

Poses:  Falbala Set – WetCat

Do you believe in coincidence?

Do you believe in coincidence?  I for one tend to believe that things happen for a reason, and that if you follow your gut, listen to that inner wisdom that advises you, it is often the best course of action you can take.  For instance, sometimes when I am out and about, I spy an item that inspires me, speaks to me even, and says “you must be mine.”  It gets the wheels of creativity turning.  I dont’ know if it is beckoning to me or I to it, but I find I must heed the call.  When I stumbled across the Geisha Girl dress by Zanze House of Couture, in rich oranges and tans, it reminded me of autumn leaves, but with an unexpected Asian twist.  I had to take it home.  But that is not the end of this story.

It is funny how life works sometimes.  Shortly after purchasing the dress, the designer Zzoiezee sent me an IM to ask me about my shopping experience.  We got to chatting, I shared a bit of my work with her, and shortly thereafter I was surprised and delighted to be invited to blog for Zanze.  So you will be seeing her fresh perspective and unique designs in my posts on a more frequent basis going forward.  It all started with a dress that insisted it must come home with me, and I followed my gut.  Who beckoned whom, I must wonder…and again I will ponder; is there really such thing as a coincidence?

Styling:

Dress: Geisha Girl Blood – Zanze House of Couture

Hair: Kay with Curls Hairbase (comes with shaved tattoo hairbase) – EMO-tions

Makeup: Show Designs Dovely – Madrid Solo

Earrings: Lillium Color Version – {me.}

Shoulder Accessory: Imperium Shoulder Ornament – Shi.

Leggings: Nylon Tights Wine – House of Fox

Shoes: Krikey Pumps Print 5 – LD Major

Pose: Feminine Line – Di’s Opera

The eyes have it

This flirty little number is all about the eyes, mixing fluffy, soft and sultry into a wonderful summer-into-fall casual outfit.  Brand new from Molichino to celebrate their first year anniversary is the relaxed tunic, a short-sleeved sweater available in a range of colors with a mix-and-match fur collar that veils the lower half of the face, bringing the focus on the eyes.  This tunic works great alone as a mini dress when paired with some boots, and is also great for layering over your favorite tights or leggings.

And since this outfit is really all about the eyes, why not have some fun with bold, dramatic eye makeups?  I chose Madrid Solo’s Guilty Pleasures, available this month at Gypset Market, for a sultry sparkle, then framed my eyes further with loose and wild curls from EMO-tions.

Styling:

Hair:  Gwen Dark Brown (2 styles available to switch between) – EMO-tions

Makeup: Guilty Pleasures – Madrid Solo at Gypset Market

Dress: Relaxed Tunic in Ice Blue – Molichino

Collar: Fur Collar Charcoal – Molichino

Boots: Nine to Five in Slate (part of the Nine to Five Outfit) – Gizza

Bracelet: Chic Bangles Silver – Sigma

Nails: Birds Nails (Finesmith Hunt item) – Finesmith (no longer available)

Poses: Model Set 99 – Focus Poses

The Vision: To Give Disadvantaged Children a Good Future

Tunza comes from the Swahili word meaning “to care for” and that is the goal of The Mama Tunza Children’s Home.  There are an estimated 1,659,000 orphans in Kenya, approximately 126 or which call The Mama Tunza Children’s Home their home, and for which the Masai Mara event has been organized.  The mission of the center is to provide a home, nourishment, and education to disadvantaged children, many of whom are orphans, many of whom are HIV positive.

Your visit to the Masai Mara Solidarity Store is shopping for a great cause, helping to spread the mission and raise funds to provide a better life for these children.  There are so many beautiful exclusives available, and even 100L helps to feed a child.  Here is just one of the lovely offerings, the Zebra Showgirl by Russh Lussh for Masai Mara.  This is an outfit you can strut your stuff in, and it carries with it the spirit of celebration.

You can help put a smile on a needy child’s face.  Mama Tunza Video Link.

Styling:

Dress: Zebra Showgirl Outfit – Russh Lussh at Masai Mara

Hair: Kahlua Soil – Vanity Hair

Collar: Ash Collar color-change – Finesmith

Gloves: Tick Tock Long Gloves – Tres Beau

Shoes: Esther Heels – B&G Shoes

Makeup: Eyes: Vixen 2 – Madrid Solo, Lips: Red 2 – Izzie’s

Pose: Everglow

Background: Cinecitta Set – PNP

Rev up your engines

Before this recent style challenge, I don’t think I owned a thing with skulls on it.  That was why I had to take up this challenge and give it a whirl when I learned about InWorld’s Biker Rave Party.  I had such fun styling this outfit, which was way out of my norm.  But then, that is one of the joys of SL Fashion…the ability to remake yourself and slip into a role.

So, first course of business, the leather jacket.  I found this awesome detailed woman’s urban leather jacket from Lapointe and Bastchild, and had a tough time deciding between the Morte version, or the UK flag version, but the Madrid Solo tattoo helped me finalize that decision.  Ahoy hair from Secrets was perfect, with its mesh braids framing the face, and color-change bandana.  Finally, add a corset from NV Corsetry, leather Gizza pants, and silver Redgrave biker boots, and there before me was a badass biker girl.

Rev up your engines and be sure to mark your calender for the InWorld New Gen Biker Rave party on September 29th at 3pm.

Styling:

Hair: Ahoy Mocha – Secrets

Jacket: S’Wear “Morte” Leather Jacket – Lapointe & Bastchild (L&B)

Corset: Snowbunny Leather Mesh Corset – NV Corsetry

Pants: Leather Pants (Group Gift) – Gizza

Gloves: Leather Gloves Blue – Izzie’s

Tattoo: 1776 US Flag (4th of July Group Gift) – Madrid Solo

Lips: Masquerade Makeup Black – Izzie’s

Necklace: Cross Chain Necklace and Horn Cord Necklace – Fusion

Boots: Girl’s Biker Reloaded White – Redgrave

Pose: Impacto Poses

Background: Relative Security by Jonasdero – Deviant Art