Tag Archive | Summer Parade 2012

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

Tropical Gypsy

No matter where we live, and regardless of our income level, SL allows us to explore the gypsy inside each of us and travel, travel, travel to myriad destinations on a whim.  Such freedom!  I took my gypsy self to the tropics today, wearing MonCheri’s string bikini Gypsy, available now at The Summer Parade.  In a combination of black, turquoise, magenta and gold, it is as colorful as its namesake.

Styling:

Bikini: String Bikini Gypsy – MonCheri exclusive at The Summer Parade 2012

Hat/Hair: Siobhan Chocolate (mesh with color-change hat) – Maitreya

Shoes: Riri Platform SugarPlum – Finesmith

Lips: Lucir Lipcolor Grape Stomp – [mock]

Poses: Isolated Series – Pose Sinfully

Morning’s Kiss

Sunlight filters through the trees, tracing a soft caress across bare shoulders, its warmth wrapping around the shape of a woman suddenly aware of morning’s soft kiss.

I’m feeling like a woodland nymph enjoying a morning wander in my Fantasy Branches dress from ArisAris.  The clean silhouette of this dress draws the eye to the wonderful detail of the dark purple and lavender twisting branches on the hazy white background.  It is like sunshine filtering through the mists of the forest, a little bit mysterious, and naturally lovely.

Styling:

Hair: Felice Dark Brown (2 styles in 1, can also be braided) – EMO-tions exclusive at Hair Fair 2012

Makeup: Frost Cateyes Purple – Face Paint

Dress: Rig57 Fantasy Branches dress – ArisAris exclusive at Summer Parade 2012

Jewelry: Aster Set Metal Stones (color-change) – [mE.] exclusive at One Voice

Nails: Mandala

When the lights go down in the city – Summer Parade and Hair Fair

Strolling through the streets, the stars in the form of twinkling colored lights overhead, it is one of those lazy, hazy summer evenings where I’m taking a break from the day’s rounds of two great events that are criss-crossing right now, Summer Parade 2012 and Hair Fair 2012.

First, let me tell you about my Summer Parade finds, which include color-blocked harem pants in stripes of blush, rose and bordeaux, with chunky blocks of fuchsia from PurpleMoon.  There are so many harem pants on the market right now, but when I saw these, I just had to have them because they have fun color-pops and that “look-twice” appeal that catches the eye.  Also by PurpleMoon, an off-the-shoulder, mid-drift baring top with a sweet boho feel.  Both pants and top come in a myriad of colors, so take your taxi to Summer Parade and pick up these, along with the free earrings available at the PurpleMoon booth.

On a steamy summer night, the last thing you want is hair on your neck, so this short casually messy Karen style from EMO-tions was just the ticket.  This hair is two styles in one, allowing you to switch between the tucked back version held with silver hair clips that I’m wearing, or a shaggy, hair-in your-face version perfect for a rocker or more urban night out.  What I love about all the EMO-tions Hair Fair items this year is, not only are they two styles in one, but they include a darling “messing with my hair” animation to change between styles that I can just watch over and over again, and all for the same price of their normal hairs.

Styling:

Hair: Karen – EMO-tions at Hair Fair 2102

Top: Kade Top in Cream – PurpleMoon at Summer Parade 2012

Pants: Zuleyka in Pink/Bordeaux – PurpleMoon at Summer Parade 2012

Shoes: Skylei Hightop Sandals in White – Aleida (no longer available)

Jewelry: Shells and Pearls – Earthstones at Collabor88

Eye makeup: Supersweet Shadow Two – [mock]

Lips: Gala Grab Bag Microsunberry Pink – [mock] at One Voice

Poses: Model Pack 79 – Focus Poses