The Dark Queen

The latest round of Enchantment is open, and the theme is Snow White!  Our favourite fantasy purveyors, Silvan Moon Designs, has a sponsor booth with a new original mesh dress, the Evil Queen Grimhilde!

Grimhilde comes in six beautiful dark colours in fitmesh for SLink and Maitreya bodies.

There are five different components to this gown — the gown itself, an overskirt, sleeves, belt, and collar.  All are fitmesh save the collar, which is mod and resizeable.

Please visit Enchantment today — as all dreams, it is fleeting.  It’s a lovely shopping experience, and there are many wonderful things to find!

Mahalo!  A hui hou!

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a hidden oasis

As the heat of the afternoon fell away and softer breezes blew across the sands, she slipped from the safety of the seraglio and out to visit her hidden oasis… a place of beauty and respite.

I’m a sucker for beautiful silks, diaphanous and flowing.  Caverna Obscura surely has mastered this art, combining fitmesh for those of us who love our mesh bodies with flexiprims for skirts.  Starlight certainly is an excellent example.  I stumbled across it while looking for some white silks for a recent event at Eden, and immediately fell in love.

Starlight features fitmesh sleeves, top, and skirt — each in a opaque and diaphanous fitmesh and rigged mesh version, with flexiprim silks to augment.  But wait, Aeon, you say!  long mesh skirting is horrid for dancing, you always say so!   Ahhhh, but Caverna was thinking ahead: there’s a full flexi skirt in here as well, so that nothing impedes your movement!

All of the floral enhancements (with exception of Persefona’s wreath crown) are separate mesh pieces, and can be worn or left off at your convenience.  This is truly an amazing piece, and a beautiful addition to Caverna’s line.

Join me at the oasis… feel the cool waters at your feet, the lovely breeze at your cheek, whispering through your hair….

Mahalo!   A hui hou!

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Kazumi

I just got to take a look at some lovelies from the recent Rock Your Rack event (sadly now over), and I wanted to share some pretties that I picked up.  Spyralle offered the lovely Kazumi jacket and pants outfit in four lovely shades.  

I picked up these boots as a group gift at .:Ecce Bellus:..   They’re lovely, and also sold in a light taupe shade for a VERY reasonable price!  I couldn’t resist picking up both.

I’m hoping Kerryth will get Kazumi into the stores soon. In the meantime, stop by and take a look, Spyralle is involved in all kinds of events and hunts right now — don’t miss out!

Mahalo!   A hui hou!

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dark chocolate

Paisley Daisy offers Sweet St. Chocolate as group gift for September, a gorgeous earthy dress for the autumn.

Joeylin has such a wonderful touch with the textures.  The gold filigree about the shoulders and the lace at the midriff and hem are just the perfect fine detail.

Feuilles necklace and earrings from EarthStones is a perfect golden complement to this lovely dress.

Paisley Daisy has long had some amazing designs, I’m so glad that they’ve been expanding into fitmesh.  I’m feeling almost ready for the leaves to fall from the trees!
Almost.

Mahalo!  A hui hou!

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Caught in the setting sun

I’m in trouble — or my bank account is.  I’ve found a merchant doing what I’ve been waiting for for ages: combine the beauty of mesh and the motion of flexi in the same skirt!  Nur from ALB Dream Fashion features just this:  a mesh top and base skirt, and flexi skirt add-ons that swish and flow as you dance!  WOW!

I know there’s been some well written posts about the dearth of fitmesh for Belleza bodies lately, and while I don’t have Belleza, I certainly sympathise.  Nur comes with fitmesh for all three Belleza bodies, TMP, both SLink and Maitreya.  Well done!

I think I’m going to have to go back to ALB and spend some more money, there are some beautiful flexi skirts there!

Mahalo!  A hui hou!

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The Courtesan

Night,
dark, soft, alluring,
spinner of dreams I want to be lost in,
is a kindhearted courtesan,
who never demanded anything
for all her loving, that to me
was like a swim in the pool
of “Ananda” I was searching for.

I climbed her door steps
with the silent footfalls of a cat,
all these years for solace,
when the fair lass ,
regaled by my songs evening after evening,
scoffed and taunted,
when I fell wounded
in duels of life, I was forced to fight
to keep my honor intact.

Once,
seeing me left in the lurch,
blood soaked and badly wounded
she led my tired legs
to her house of magic and secret treasure hunts,
blessed me with oblivion, till I woke up.
Her mansion became
arena of silent dances of wounded memories,
till sun appeared above misty mountains
cheering me up with new promises,
but my thoughts never left her.
I spent my darkest hours
in her house,
thrilled by dreams she induced,
in which under moonbeams
princesses gathered,
bubbling fine wine brimmed
in sparkling glasses,
I felt the most loved man
within her tender arms.
I would wait for the night, my sullied lover,
to arrive with her hands of breeze,
to tousle my hair and caress my face.
Night  took away my pains,
her lasciviousness is the only drink,
that makes me ask for more.
She is not only mine,
as a courtesan, she needs to entertain
whoever seeks her,
But when I am with her,
she is all mine.

(Night is a Kind Hearted Courtesan, by K. Balachandran)

Solas and Bee at Silvan Moon Designs have a beautiful new gown for you at The Secret Affair.  The Courtesan is a two-piece mesh gown (gown and overskirt) available in four different lovely colour combinations for SLink and Maitreya bodies.

The Secret Affair has some wonderful treasures.  Stop by and take a look around before this secret disappears!

Mahalo!  A hui hou!

 

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Le Carnivale Baroque

Our favourite period-piece designers, Silvan Moon Designs, have created a beautiful suite of gowns for the current We Love RolePlay!  Le Carnivale Baroque gown is a two-piece mesh gown in fitmesh for both SLink bodies, Maitreya, and the standard SL body as well.   Each has an unrigged bow at the bodice that can be adjusted for the perfect fit.

Bee and Solace have created seven beautiful colours so you’re sure to find the one that’s right for you.  Both the mesh and the textures are exquisite, as you’ve come to expect from Silvan Moon.  

The brocade on the front and the lace in the overskirt are just gorgeous.

Le Carnivale Baroque is discounted 25% for the WLRP event!  Don’t miss out!

Mahalo!  A hui hou!

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Here comes trouble.

I should have known that when Andrea and I went looking for a place for a few drinks and some dancing, we could only end up in one place —

  • Addams — Kendall Loose shirt (#25)
  • AddamsOrnella High Rise Jeans (#23)
  • DeVicious — Glow Boots (black)  (sadly, DeVicious is no longer available either in-world or on Marketplace)
  • an lar [poses]Tara Mini Series – Three pose

Andrea just recently upgraded to a mesh body (Maitreya Lara) and a new skin (WoW Skins  2016 Irene Bronze CL), and I think she just looks fabulous.  Plus…  it’s a whole new world of shopping up for her!  Addams has a host of lovely mesh clothing items to fill your wardrobe, with lots of fitmesh to fit any mesh body.

Summer is a great time to turn over a new leaf, to get a new start.  Well, frankly, anytime is a good time to take a new start!  Now, how about that dance?

So much mahalo to Andrea for agreeing to pose for my camera!

Aloha!  A hui hou!

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Bird of Paradise

Aloha, my dear friends!  I can’t decide whether Eclectic StarsBird of Paradise print for the Buffy dress is boho or roaring 20s, so perhaps it is a little of each?  I’ll definitely be wearing it both ways!

Buffy is available in all your favourite fitmesh bodies: all three Belleza, both SLink, and Maitreya.

I couldn’t help but shoot it in one of my favourite sims for that era, Chicago 1920’s.  There’s an awful lot to explore, but it is a RP sim, so please come in era-appropriate attire!

Mahalo!  A hui hou!

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Irises

I know, I’m always going on about how nice flexi dresses are for dancing.  So let’s put my money where my mouth is: Eden’s Summerqueen dance was this past weekend, and Paris METRO Couture had exactly what I was looking for with Van Gogh Irises.

I added a bit of jewelery from Spyralle: Summer Leaf earrings, and a new treat from the June 2017 SWANK event: Grow a New Heart necklace in emerald.  Simple, clean, and the perfect complement to Irises.

Now, as you might expect, a flexi gown is a bit complex.  This full outfit comes in at about 200k complexity, and a good bit of that is in the flexiprim skirt.  That’s about as high as I like to go for clothing in SL, but nothing compares with flexi for long gowns to dance in!

Happy Summer, everyone!  A hui hou!  Mahalo!

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