Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hi there, just wanted to let everyone know that Glamourazzi has now moved to another blog site and would like to give you the opportunity to follow us over. The new link is http://glamourazzi07.wordpress.com I hope you come and see us and we thank all of you for making us one of your blogs that you read often.

Pyper, Arcadia and Payten

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

I dance with Charmie Latte, the designer for Crave. She is very quiet about her talents and I think it is time to expose them. She puts so many hours into creating and mastering each piece. She had come to me one day with a question with one of her outfits and I was amazed when I put it on. The fit and textures are always to the utmost quality. The fit is perfect and her personality shines through each piece. These two pieces I am wearing in this post are jus a few of the many she does and let's get over to her store and show her some love so she will continue to create. Thanks Charmie for being such a great friend and always being there when I need you. Huge hugs to you!

What I'm Wearing:
EYES-[S]-Multicolor eyes-Phenomenon 1

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Do Good, Look Good.  

Thursday, February 12, 2009

As you might have heard, there is a fundraising drive going on in SL to help the victims of the Australian BrushFires. These fires have devastated the country, wiping towns completely off the map, killing hundredes and leaving even more homeless. One of the great things about SL is our ability to come together and raise money for a cause, and this time is no different. There are donation boxes set up in various places across the grid, and several content creators have made special items for this event, with all proceeds going to the Austrailan Red Cross to help disaster victims. So to do my part, I thought I'd go out and snag a few of the items and show them to you here.

Shelly Toonie of Moonshine Designs has created a very special item called Victoria, a stunning little silver and black dress. I love the bell shaped skirt and ruffles. The corset lacing down both sides of the skirt gives it a unique look. Black prim bows adorn the waist while the top is simple, yet elegant with nice details here and there. It's quite the demure little dress, so of course I had to go in the direction of Gothic Lolita by pairing it with the MeriJayne II hair from ETD and an Ankh necklace from Caroline's. Demure, however, is one thing I'm really not, so I made this look a bit edgier with the addition of some piercings, the torn fishnet thigh high stockings from Street Magic, and the Basic Boots from WRONG.

As much fun as I had creating a look for this dress, I have to say that my favorite thing about it is the color and texture. It's a brilliant shade of silver, and the texture is simply gorgeous. Of course, versatility is key which is why I like dresses like this. You could go demure, Gothic Lolita, Vintage.

Dress it up or down any number of ways according to your own style. You'll probably have a lot of fun playing with the different looks you can create. It's well worth the 225L. And remember that all proceeds go to help the victims of the fires in Australia.

One of my favorite pose stores is Long Awkward Pose, and Dove Swanson has created a special item just for this fundraising drive. Safe From Below is a pretty little rainbow with clouds all around it. Each prim (four in total) has several different poses in it; some static and some animated. I threw it up in the sky above MDR and snapped a few pics. Since each prim has its own poses, you can put multiple people on this. It's definitely a fun prop to have for picture taking.

Moggs Oceanlane has a list running of all the creators offering special items and the various other events surrouding the drive on her blog, which you can find here. Online donations can be made to the Australian Red Cross here.

Oh, and speaking of great things to have in your photographic arsenal, (though its' not part of the fundraising drive), I took pictures two and four using the FilterCam HUD by MechanizedLife. This thing is really fantastic. You attach it to your HUD and get all these great filters to use for taking photos. I found it very simple to use with a drop down menu to choose the filters and a very thorough set of directions; you really should check it out. It has a ton of textures preloaded, but you can add your own as well. And, it comes with free updates so anytime new filters are added, you'll get them too. The FilterCam HUD adds that little extra something to your photos. You can get it at their store here or check out the website at MechanizedLife.com.

Photography by Arcadia Nightfire, MDR Photo Studio

Model Info:
Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed Skin 20 (Glitter- Silver 2)
Eyes: Eye AC - darkturquoise
Hair: ETD - Merijyane II, Smoke
Tattoos: SN@TCH - Apnea Tattoos
Gloves: TheAbyss - Sorrow MarionetteDoll - Ripped Net Gloves
Stockings: Street Magic - Black Torn Fishnet Stockings
Boots: WRONG - Basic Boots, Black
Dress: Moonshine Designs - Victoria (Special Edition for the Australian Bushfire Relief Drive)
Jewelry: Inks & Kinks - Diamond Nostril Stud
Caroline's - Ankh Necklace (Silver)
Shit Luck - Crossing Lip Piercing Female
Face Light by Digit Darkes

Photo 1: Long Awkward Pose - Bolly9
Photos 2 & 3: Long Awkward Pose - Bolly2
Photo 4: Striking Poses - Maxim 0708 Marisa Miller Pose USA
Photos 5 & 6: Long Awkward Pose - Safe From Above

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Digital Egyptian  

Friday, February 6, 2009

Digital Alchemy opened today, and the first thing I did upon signing in tonight was tp over there and check it out. I wanted to see the Runway show, but daytime events are almost impossible for me to attend during the week. I was impressed by the wide variety of special items available; items the designers created specifically for this Egyptian themed event.

I love Egyptian mythology and art, so I expected to find at least one thing I liked here, and when I came upon the Eternal Nefartari dress by Shai Delacroix of Casa del Shai, I knew I'd have to buy it. The only decision was color, and I finally settled on the beautifully Egypitan Blue and Gold version.

Eternal Nerfertari is a gown befitting a Goddess, or in this case a Queen. The texture is simply stunning. The sheer top is made to look like you're wearing liquid gold, and I love the combination of it being worn over the colored undershirt. The dress has a gorgeous royal blue band around the waist, and the same material can be seen crisscrossed on the back.

Of course, the little touches are what make a creation go from wow to WOW, and this piece definitely has it. From the armbands that match the blue of the undershirt, to the Egyptian letters along the waistband and above the sash, this amazing gown has it all. It even comes with arm bands to help with the ever daunting task of accessorizing, though I chose to wear the Royal Scarab Amulets in Blue and Gold from C & D Designs. They're available at Digital Alchemy as a free gift. How fun is that?

To complete my Egyptian Queen ensemble, I grabbed another item at the Digital Alchemy event, the Cleo hair from Inorite. This fantastic bob comes in two versions, with and without the gold tiara, which I am quite pleased about. I like this hair well enough to wear it with non-Egyptian themed outfits, so that comes in handy. Of course, I am a sucker for well done hair with fun color names. For this look, I'm wearing The Deepest Blues are Black. But I think my favorite color choice is either Morphine and Chocolate or Hit the Bottle, Baby. Though, Turning Me to Rust is fun too. I'd not heard of Inorite before this event, but I did run and check out the main store, and they have a very small but fun selection of hair with cute names. I can't wait to see what Violet Morellet comes up with next.

Definitely check out Rezzable's Digital Alchemy event. If you like all things Egyptian, you'll love these specially designed pieces. And even if you don't, you're sure to find some fun and one of a kind designs.

Photography by Arcadia Nightfire, MDR Photo Studio

Model Info:
Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed Skin - 20 (Glitter - Silver 2)
Eyes: Eye AC - darkturquoise
Manicure: Sin Skins - Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Pedicure: Candy Nails - #000 - Basic Toenails, Red
Hair: ::Inorite:: - Cleo Bob (Tiara Option) - The Deepest Blues are Black
Dress: Casa del Shai - Eternal Nefertari, Blue
Shoes: ZHAO - Savannah, Gold
Accessories: C&D Designs, Royal Scarab Amulets, Blue/Gold
Lassitude & Ennui Signature Necklace, Gold

Photos #1 & #2: Long Awkward Pose - Back to the Wall
Photo #3: Striking Poses - Angelina Jolie_10
Photo #4: Long Awkward Pose - Geisha - Memoirs PR4

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A Unique Perspective on Sameness  

Friday, January 30, 2009

And now for something new...or not. As you've probably gathered, a lot of us bloggers are wearing the SAME DAMN THING today. Achariya issued this challenge in response to some conversations on plurk. I think most of us bloggers have caught flak from time to time because we've blogged something someone else already showed. But this challenge is to show you that while we are wearing the same item, we look completely different. We all bring our own personality and sense of style to an outfit. So what if someone else already blogged it? Maybe you didn't care for it the way you saw it once, but the second time was a look you could see yourself wearing? Isn't that fashion in its truest form?

Our item of sameness is the Men's Cambridge Cuffed Sleeve shirt from Armidi. I dragged Rhodesy into this challenge (actually, she volunteered) and just in my blog alone, we created two completely different looks.

I've gone Punk Chic by pairing the Cambridge shirt in Aqua Afrillia with the Black 3/4 Pants (Kitty Pants) from WRONG. I chose Aqua to bring out my eyes, but it comes in a myriad of color options. I completed the look with some well thought out accessories and my Basic Boots from WRONG.

Of course, being a Men's shirt, the prim cuffs and collar are H-U-G-E. But a quick resizing and they're just fine. I left mine a little big because I thought it went better with the look I was going for, but you can make them as small as you want.

Rhodesy went more for the Glamourously Sexy Chic look by throwing the Purple Lily Corset from Insolence over her Cambridge Cuffed Shirt in Aufren Light Grey.

The SLink Leather Pants continue the sexy look and the boots from Storm Schmooz don't hurt either.

One shirt, two different looks in my blog alone. You might get tired of seeing this shirt on the feeds today, but then you might find it to be an interesting experiment like I do. And who knows? Maybe you'll even find a new perspective on fashion.

Photography by Arcadia Nightfire, MDR Photo Studio

Model Info:
Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed SKin - 20 (Glitter - Silver 2)
Eyes: Eye AC - darkturquoise
Manicure: Sin Skins Glitter Manicure, Black
Hair: theAbyss - Secret, Full Moon
Shirt: Armidi Gisaci - Cambridge Cuffed Shirt - Aqua Afrillia
Pants: WRONG - Black 3/4 Pants (Kitty Pants)
Boots: WRONG - Basic Boot, Black
Accessories: Urban Dare - Leather Bracer - 2 strap, Left
WRONG - Sanity Jelly Bracelets
Inks & Kinks - Diamond Nostril Stud
Caroline's - Individual, a Right Hand Ring
Alienbear - Dark Sassy II Pearl Necklace

Skin: Alina Fair Eye Shadow Smokey, Red lipstick 1
Eyes: TD Eyes Violet
Hair: Tyra in Black by ETD
Nails: SinSkins Glitter manicure in plum
Shirt: Men's Cambridge Cuffed Shirt by Armidi, Aufren Light Grey
Corset: Lily Purple Satin Corset by Insolence
pants: Leather Pants in Pink by SLink
shoes: Storm Schmooz Maitresse Profond
Earrings: Chrstimas Fae Earring by Street Magic

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Rock n Roll Couture  

Monday, January 26, 2009

I stumbled across Calypso Giano the other day and virtually squealed in delight when I saw the jeans. Designer Calypso Giano has taken the Rock n' Roll to Couture, and he not only does it with style and flair, but he also has the substance to back it up.

I love, love, love the jeans! There are a ton of colors and textures to choose from. I'm wearing the Fray jeans in black here, but you can bet I'll be going back soon for some of the ones with skulls on them. There are a ton of fantasticly rock n rollish tops to choose from as well. I'm wearing the Angel Top. I love how the design wraps around to the back of the shirt. Oh and let's not forget the many layer options, which is always a plus.

Details are an important thing when designing clothing, and Calypso Giano has certainly paid ample attention to them. From the logo on the pockets to the designer's name at the top of the shirt, each piece has a lovely array of fine details that complete the design.

This look allowed me to break out some rarely used but fun as hell acessories like the audio wire bracelet and mixtape necklace from Kari and the V gloves from Vette's. The ETD Janine Hair and the Apnea Tattoos from Sn@tch complete my rocker-chick-meets-couture look.

There's lots to choose from at Calypso Giano. Men's clothing, skins, tattoos, women's clothing, you name it.

Calypso Giano's motto is "Style Your Life," and there's no better way than to go and grab some of these fantastic clothes.

Photography by Arcadia Nightfire, MDR Photo Studio

Model Info:
Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed Skin 20 (Glitter- Silver 2)
Eyes: Eye AC - darkturquoise
Hair: ETD - Janine, Sapphire
Shirt: Calypso Giano - Long Top - Angel
Jeans: Calypso Giano - Fray BLACK
Boots: WRONG - Basic Boots, Black
Tattoos: Sn@tch - Apnea Tattoos
Gloves: Vette's Boutique - V Gloves, Black
Inks & Kinks Nostril Diamond Stud
WRONG - Sanity Jelly Bracelets
{Kari} - Audio Wire Bracelet
{Kari} - "92" Mixtape Necklace

Photo 1: Lost Angel -Action Unisexy Cat Eyes
Photo 2 & 4: Striking Poses - Ashanti Freebie Pose
Photo 3: Striking Poses - DQ2 - Ann Margaret
Photo 5: Striking Poses - Alessandra Ambrosio_9

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Alpha Femmes  

Monday, January 19, 2009

Last month, Yelmer Pfeffer of Alphamale released the anxiously awaited first item in the new women's collection. The Femme shirt is a masterpiece, but I would expect nothing less from the extrodinairy designer of Alphamale.
Available in 17 colors, the Femme shirt is sleek and sophisticated with a gorgeously rich texture that you can't help but drool over. And the fit is perfect. It's incredibly flattering, fitting to the curves of a woman's body about as perfectly as a shirt can. It's undenieably sexy, yet powerful as well. And call me lazy, but I absolutely love it when I put on a shirt and all the prim pieces fit right where they are suppossed to fit and this shirt does it. I could kiss Yelmer for that..but I won't. :)
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Another thing I love about the shirt is, of course, the versatility. There are a myriad of looks you could build with this shirt as the base. Friend, and fellow MDR Photgrapher, Rhodesy Durant and I decided to wear them when we hopped over to the New New York SIM to check out Times Square, and we came up with two distinctly different looks.

Rhodesy paired the Femme shirt in Lilac with some cute plaid pants from Axel and a fun leapord print belt from Callie CLine. She added an updo, some Stiletto Moody boots and a cute bag from SLink to come up with a chic but funky downtown--a la Greenwhich Village--look.

I, on the other hand, took the Femme shirt in Ruby and paired it with the SLink Buckle pants in black, the Tamara shoes from ZHAO, my Abyss hair, and a few accessories to create a very sleek and sexy uptown, Manhattan professional look. Just two fun examples of ways to wear this fantastic shirt.

The Alphamale Femme shirt is available as a single shirt, a three pack of shirts in complimentary colors, or a fatpack of all 17 colors. Oh, and they are transferable, which is fantastic for gift giving! I gave several as Christmas presents myself. Single shirts are only 185L. Exceptional quality, wardrobe essentials, and all at a reasonable price. What more could you ask for?

Photography by Arcadia Nightfire, MDR Photo Studio

Model Info for Arcadia Nightfire:
Skin: Celestial Studios, Charmed Skin - 20 (Glitter - Silver 2)
Eyes: Eye AC - dark turquoise
Hair: TheAbyss - Secret, Light Blonde
Manicure: Sin Skins - Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Shirt: Alphamale Femme - Ruby Shirt
Pants: SLink - Buckle Pants, Black
Shoes: ZHAO - Tamara, Black
Jewelry: Inks & Kinks - Nostril Diamond Stud
WRONG - Sanity Jelly Bracelets
Muse - Classic Tank Watch, Black/Silver (Dark Face)
Caroline's - Individual, a Right Hand Ring

Model Info for Rhodesy Durant:
Skin: Alina Fair Eye Shadow Smokey, Red lipstick 1
Eyes: TD Eyes Violet
Hair: Katie in Violacious by Tickled Pink
Nails: SinSkins Glitter manicure in plum
Shirt: Femme in Lilac by Alphamale & Blacklace
pants: Jin Pants - Purple by Axel
belt: Wild cat scarf belt (purple) by Callie Cline
shoes: Bitch Booties in Black by Stiletto Moody
purse: SLink Signature Series Tote Bag Black
Poses: Photo 1: Long Awkward Pose -Cuteness
Photo 2: TorridWear - Free Model Pose 2
Photo 3: =DeLa*= - Cover Girl - 05
Photo 4: Long Awkward Pose - Barbie18_PR4
Photos 5 & 6 Arcadia: Striking Poses - Sarah Jessica Parker_7
Photos 5 & 6 Rhodesy: Striking Poses - Sarah Jessica Parker_10

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