A Sexy Sweet Christmas!  

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Omg, I know.....I haven't been here forever and I have missed it sooo much!!! Wow has it been a whirlwind of things that has been keeping me but no longer! I am back and ready to share some great designs with you....
Starting out is the Christmas release from Insolence....Of course my utterly favorite lingerie and fashion store in SL, I had to share my findings.





Jaime is a new satin ensemble, very classic in its lines, but made of the shiniest satins and sweetest lace bits that one could imagine. This set was designed with most attention on getting the most rich satin touch, and as an attempt to find the perfect curves for a classic Bra, Panties and Garters set. It was thought to be made for wearing under a warm winter coat out in the cold cold weather and being revealed to that special someone while laying by the fire with a cozy rug, wine and candelight!
I love all of insolences pieces but the detail of the flowing lace that is delicately placed on the bra and panties along with the seaming of these pieces amaze me of the artistic eye of its creator, Camilla Yosuke. The triangular cut right at the right spots and the coverage of the bra makes such beautiful lines throughout.



There is also a surprise waiting for all of us eager shoppers at the store. You can grab a beautifully wrapped box filled with this short, sexy dress with wrap sandals , bra, pantie and garter set. Also inclueded is a drop pearl necklace that can be worn time and time again. The whole set can be worn out to a cocktail party or just throwing a house party.



Rhodesy is wearing: (In Purple)
Skin: Naughty Design Alina Fair - "Eye Shadow Smokey, Red Lips"
Eyes: Sin Skins Intense Violet/Obsidian Eyes
Hair: Damselfly - Riley in Raven Cool
Nails: Sin Skis Glitter Manicure in Plum
Lingerie: Jamie in Purple by Insolence
Shoes: Fluffy Black Shoes by the Booty Boutique
Necklace: The Dauphine Necklace (silver/lavender) by Muse

Aracdia: (in red)
Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed Skin 20 (Glitter- Silver 2)
Eyes: Eye AC - darkturquoise
Hair: ETD - Yvette, Scarlet
Manicure: Sin Skins - Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Lingerie: Insolence - Jaime, Red
Shoes: Pixel Mode - Cocktail Shoes, Bloody Mary
Jewelry: Inks & Kinks
Nostril Diamond Stud Caroline's - Individual,
a Right Hand RingAlienbear Designs: La Fleur
Necklace, earrings, bracelet

Pyper:(silver lingerie)
Skin: Redgrave-chloe/smoky
Eyes: Glanz-Mid fresh blue
Hair-Shop Seu-pompadour-blonde
Lingerie-Insolence-Jamie, Silver
Shoes: Vamp-platinum
Jewelry-CCD Pure Butterfly Collection (necklace, bracelet, earrings)
Left hand ring-JCNY-Calla Lily
Right hand-Kraftika-101

Red dress:
Skin: Skin: Redgrave-chloe/smoky 4
Eyes: Glanz-Mid fresh blue
Dress: Insolence-Jamie Christmas Dress--comes with panties, garters, bra
Shoes: Incsolence-JamieChristmas shoes-Red shoes
Jewelry:Insolence-Red Beaded Necklace


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Dress Me Up Challenge: Arcadia by Gabby Panacek  

For my second challenge, Gabby gave me the following guidelines:

"Okay, Arcadia, let's get you away from the goth for a little bit. I'd love to see you put together something Glam punk in style. Start at Maitreya and Emery...their recent collaboration will give you lots of pieces to work with. Then check out Gritty Kitty or Exile for some hair. Oh, and I'd love to see you try some brighter colors with this, too. Have fun!"

I must admit that I found this the most daunting of the challenges, not because I dislike Glam Punk or anything, but because of those two little words: bright colors. *shudders*

After hiding in a corner and listening to my inner Goth hissing in my head for a while, I decided to be brave and tp over to Maitreya to see what their collaboration with Emery produced.

The results were interesting. And while I can appreciate the aesthetic of the outfits, I wasn't sure any of them were even remotely "me" enough to wear. But I did find myself drawn to the look in the promotional signs, so I thought I'd try to replicate that. It looked very Glam and still a bit "me". I found the Emery Biker jacket and immediately wished it came in more than two colors. Fuscia (Hot Pink to me) and Yellow are not colors I would normally wear. But I kept hearing Gabby's words in my head, so I snagged the Hot Pink jacket as it is the lesser of two evils. At least it's derived from red, right?

Next, I grabbed the Emery Denim Burk pants and the Maitreya Frenzy shoes in the special Hot Lips edition. They're black with hot pink on the bottoms, which totally matches the jacket.

And though Gabby directed me to other places for hair, I couldn't pass up the Nico hair sitting next to the Frenzy shoes. The Maitreya Armwarmers in black were next (sorry, I have to have black in there somewhere Gabby), and I was starting to feel a little better about the outfit. Not entirely comfortable, mind you, but I thought it would at least be an interesting experiment. All that was left was a shirt. And while the model in the promotional sign had on just a plain grey shirt underneath her jacket, I decided to grab the Emery Call Me outfit (a freebie, btw) and use the Blondie shirt from that outfit with my new look. It works perfectly to tie in those black armwarmers. As for accessories, I tp'd over to ::69:: for some fun pink and black star earrings and decided to use my Exotic Zeenu necklace from Viva La Glam instead of hunting around for a new one. With all of the pieces gathered, I tp'd home and put the whole thing together.



And you know what?

I LOVE it.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this look! I've not stopped wearing it for an entire week. Can you belive it?

Gabby, you've corrupted me!

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Here you can see the Maitreya Nico hair. I wasn't quite sure about it at first, but Rhodesy gave it the green light when I sent her a photo of me wearing the demo, so I went with it. And I'm glad I did. It's super sexy, and it's a lot of fun to photograph. Believe me, I know. I'm wearing Beach Blonde, but it comes in a vast array of colors.


Ah, the Emery Biker jacket that started the whole thing. The first thing I've ever owned in SL or in RL that is pink. I think the texture on this is fabulous, and the cut is quite flattering. It comes with a prim collar and sleeve cuffs, but I opted to wear it without. You could do a totally different kind of look with them, though. And at 200L, I think it's quite the bargain.

The Maitreya Armwarmers go great with this jacket too, but I bet you could wear them with lots of looks. Oh, and they also come in a dizzying array of colors. You can get single colors, or packs of three.

Two great photos of the Emery Denim Burk pants. I'm not sure I'll ever take these off. They're just perfect. I love the color and texture, and they are incredibly flattering, especially in the back. And the skinny legs...love the skinny legs.


The Maitreya Frenzy shoes in the special unreleased edition, Hot Lips. Don't you just love Maitreya's shoes? So sexy and chic. I like these almost as well as their Virtue shoes, which I wear with just about everything. I may have to go back and get more colors.


So there you have it...Arcadia gone Glam Punk. I certainly never expected to see me in anything pink, but I'm glad Gabby challenged me. I love this look and will definitely be wearing it...a lot. Most importanly, I had fun. Which is what this is all about, right?


Photography by Arcadia Nightfire, MDR Photo Studio

Model Info:
Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed Skin 20 (Glitter- Silver 2)
Eyes: Eye AC - darkturquoise
Hair: Maitreya - Nico, Beach Blond
Manicure: Sin Skins - Glitter Manicure, Black
Top: Emery - Tee Call Me 1
Pants: Emery - Denim Burk
Jacket: Emery Biker Jacket, Fucsia
ArmWarmers: Maitreya Armwarmer, Black
Shoes: Maitreya - Frenzy, Hot Lips
Jewelry: Inks & Kinks Nostril Diamond Stud
Viva La Glam - Exotic Zeenu Necklace (recolored)
::69:: - OpenStar Earrings, Pink/Black

Poses:
Photos 1 & 3: Long Awkward Pose - Seduction
Photos 2, 4, & 5: Striking Poses - DQ2 - Ann Margaret
Photo 7: Long Awkward Pose - JewelryPose_16



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Dress Me Up Challenge: Arcadia by Gidge Uriza  

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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Gidge said "I want to see you do WARRIOR GODDESS! I’d cruise Fairy’s Grove and Tekeli Li for inspiration.Think……..BREASTPLATE!"


Ask and ye shall recieve, my dear. I give you Arcadia as Warrior Goddess.



I have to thank Gidge for coming up with this idea for the challenge because it gave me an excuse to buy an outfit I've been coveting for quite some time; Amazon by GothiCatz. I thought it was lovely the day it came out, and I still adore it. Of course, how often does a photographer need to be wearing a breastplate? And so, I resisted...and resisted...and resisted. But now, thanks to Gidge, it is mine! *cue evil laughter*

Amazon comes with two skirt options, Rubellite and Emmerald. I'm wearing Rubellite (of course). The movement on this skirt is just stunning; I would expect nothing less from Looloo Beck.

The detail on the breastplate is gorgeously done, and that same pattern is accented on the waistband of the skirt as well. I love how the top looks like a corset done in metal. I added some henna tattoos, from LaynieWear, just for fun.


One of the places Gidge told me to check out was Tekeli Li. I must admit, I'd never heard of that place before, but I'm glad Gidge pointed me in that direction. What fun stuff! I bought the Wyrmling hair to go with my Warrior Goddess look. It's quite well done, with a cute yet fierce looking dragon resting atop the head.

The back is just as fun, with cascading falls of hair held up by metal rings. It's very ornate and just what I was looking for.


The best part is that it's all scripted. You can change the hair color, the color of the dragon, the color of the jewels on the dragon, etc. All with just a click of a button. How fun is that?

I was also able to find some lovely jewelry. The Sinqui Collar and Cuffs set is just understated enough to go with the Wyrmling hair. It, too, is scripted. You can change the color of the metal and the color of the gems. The possibilities abound with stuff from Tekeli Li. And we all know how much I like versatile items.

Of course, no Warrior Goddess look is complete without some kick ass heels, and I had the perfect pair in my inventory. ZHAO's Savannah in black leather. Nothing says Warrior Goddess quite like leather straps wrapping half way up your leg. These shoes are stunning, and with the right outfit, make a very bold statement.

Last, but definitely not least, a Warrior Goddess must have a trusty blade. I tp'd over to Stone Keep and snagged the Spell Fire Dragon's Eye blade. A lovely peice of metal work. It comes with a shield (not shown), and animations for drawing and sheathing the sword. It even has sound effects.

All in all, I had a lot of fun putting this look together. Thanks, Gidge!




Photography by Arcadia Nightfire, MDR Photo Studio

Model Info:

Skin: Deviant Kitty - Voodoo Lashes - Sunkiss
Lashes: Deviant Kitty -Deviant Prim Lashes 01
Eyes: ::Tuli:: - Mesmerize Eyes, Blue
Hair: Tekeli-li - Wyrmling, Scripted
Manicure: Sin Skins - Glitter Manicure, Black
Pedicure: Candy Nail - #000 Basic Toenails, Black
Tattoo: LaynieWear - Henna Shoulders 1
Outfit: GothiCatz - Amazon (Rubellite Skirt Option)
Shoes: ZHAO- Savannah, Black Leather
Jewelry: Tekeli-li - Sinqui Collar and Cuffs
Sword: Stone Keep - Spell Fire Dragon's Eye Sword and Sheath (comes with shield not shown)

Poses:


Photo 1: Long Awkward Pose - Helping Hand
Photos 2 & 3: Long Awkward Pose - Dayum
Photo 4 & 5: Long Awkward Pose - Seduction


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Dress Me Up Challenge  

Friday, December 12, 2008

Oh, why not? It could be interesting.

I was just having a conversation with a client about how I like to "play dress up" in SL, but that I'm still a Goth girl underneath it all. She responded by telling me that the Goth girl always shines through, no matter what I'm wearing. Which, I thought was a very sweet thing to say.
So, with that in mind, I open myself up to the whims of my readers. Dress me up!
Achariya is the brilliant mind behind this challenge and the rules are as follows:
1. Post a picture of yourself in your underpants.
2. In this post, invite your readers to suggest a particular outfit (or jewelry, shoes, skin, etc.) from a designer for you to purchase and write about.
3. In the next few weeks, look back over the suggestion list and incorporate these ideas into your regular blogging, marking these entries with the tag “dress me up.”
Post in as many or few suggestions as you want. It’s up to the blogger’s discretion to pick which items to wear, so no complaining if they don’t pick your idea.
Photography by Arcadia Nightfire, MDR Photo Studio
Model Info:
Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed Skin 20 (Glitter- Silver 2)
Eyes: Eye AC - darkturquoise
Hair: the Abyss - Secret, Light Blonde
Manicure: Sin Skins - Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Pedicure: Candy Nails - #000 Basic Toenails, Red
Bra and panties: Lovelace - Millais, Crimson
Pose: Striking Poses - Sarah Michelle Gellar_1


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Snowy Stage  

Sunday, December 7, 2008

I have a love/hate relationship with snow. On the one hand, I think freshly fallen snow (when it's like six inches deep) is one of the most beautiful sights you'll ever see on this planet. On the other hand, I absolutely despise driving in it. I am of the firm belief that if it's going to snow at all, there should be enough of the white stuff on the ground that I don't have to leave my apartment for a few days. Otherwise, what's the point?



But there is hope.



The beauty of Second Life is that I can enjoy the snow without having to drive in it, and that's just what I did a few days ago when wandering around MDR's new SIM. We have this lovely mountain top area with lots of trees, snow, and even wolves howling in the distance. It's very picturesque; the perfect stage for the newest GothiCatz outfit.




GothiCatz has been one of my favorite stores since I first began my second life, and LooLoo Beck certainly keeps getting better. Stage is my favorite winter outfit, by far. I love everything about it, and it is the most appropriately named outfit in my inventory, I think.

Stage is dramatic, eye-catching, and absolutely lovely. The red and black striped knitted sweater and black leather pants could almost be considered casual, but the added fur trim around the collar and sleeves gives it that extra something special to make it go from normal to WOW.



I love the texture on this shirt; it is exquisitely done and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy just by looking at it. And the row of buttons down the front adds a touch of cuteness to this dramatic winter outfit.

Of course, my favorite part is always the leather pants. These are highly detailed, with little metal accents all down the front of the legs. I paired this outfit with the Hylda boots from Tesla and kept the jewelry to a minimum - this outfit doesn't need any accessories.


You can take the fur trim off, but I think the outfit looses a lot when you do. Of course, it's up to your personal taste and the clothing is lovely with or without the fur.

Stage is the perfect outfit for taking in the winter scenery or going on those holiday shopping sprees. Tp over to GothiCatz and check it out.


Photography by Arcadia Nightfire, MDR Photo Studio

Model Info:
Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed Skin 20 (Glitter- Silver 2)
Eyes: Eye AC - darkturquoise
Hair: the Abyss - Secret, Light Blonde
Manicure: Sin Skins - Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Outfit: Gothicatz - Stage
Shoes: Tesla - Hylda Boots, Black
Jewelry: Inks & Kinks Nostril Diamond Stud
Caroline's - Individual, a Right Hand Ring

Poses:
Photo 1 - Striking Poses - Krista Allen_10
Photo 2 - ANA_MATIONS - BabyDoll4_hip
Photo 3 - Long Awkward Pose - Emo - Forlorn
Photo 4 - Striking Poses - Tyra Banks_1


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Express The TRUTH!  

Sunday, November 30, 2008

I discovered TRUTH while jumping from SIM to SIM searching for ghosts over Halloween weekend. It's an interesting store, with a vast array of items for both men and women (looks pointedly at Payten). My favorite item, though, is the Spy coat. I love it. I love everything about it; from the black color, to the shiny silver belt, to the fun zipper detail. The bottom of it moves beautifully as you walk and it definitely screams "Spy".

For the TRUTH photo contest, I headed over to AM Radio's Dancing Umbrellas Installation. Cajsa gave me the landmark for this when MDR did their shoot for Runway Magazine. That issue comes out this week, I believe, so be sure to pick up a copy and check out the feature on the ladies of MDR.

The contest rules are that you must wear TRUTH hair, clothing, and shoes so I paired the Spy Coat with the Huntress boots in night. Spy. Huntress. Midnight. Night. I feel like the next Bond girl! The Jennifer hair in Flame was the perfect compliment to the look.


This coat would look wonderful with almost anything you paired with it; i.e. jeans, black pants, etc. I chose to go without for the contest, which certainly works as well. Though you do have the added complication of people asking you if you're wearing anything underneath the coat. Perhaps it's more fun to leave them guessing.

Photo contest or no, I like TRUTH's style. There's a wide selection of hair, clothing, and shoes for both men and women. It's definitely worth stopping by on your next shopping trip around the grid.



Photography by Arcadia Nightfire, MDR Photo Studio

Model Info:
Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed Skin 20 (Glitter- Silver 2)
Eyes: Eye AC - darkturquoise
Hair: TRUTH - Jennifer, Flame
Coat: TRUTH - The Spy, Midnight
Boots: TRUTH - Huntress Boots, Night
Jewelry: Inks & Kinks - Diamond Nostril Stud
Caroline's Jewelry - Graduated Diamond Set

Poses:

Photos 1 & 2 - Striking Poses - DQ2 - Bette Davis
Photo 3 - Striking Poses - Sandra Bullock Freebie Pose
Photo 4 - Striking Poses - DQ6 - Ann Margaret


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Put On That Party Dress!  

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

There I was last Friday, the night of MDR's Anniversary Bash, standing in my bedroom frantically riflling through my inventory. What to wear, what to wear...the age old question that every fashionista asks herself before an important occassion. I had a list of criteria I was trying to follow:

Dressy but not TOO formal.
Classy and elegant.
Something a little out of the ordinary.
And most importantly...smokin H-O-T!

My first thought was a little black dress, because that works for almost every occassion, but I wanted out of the ordinary. Perhaps I could find something that fit both bills?

It took me awhile, but I finally stumbled upon the perfect dress for theparty. It fit all of my party dress criteria, and better yet, I'd not had an opportunity to wear it yet. So what dress was the perfect dress for an anniversary bash? What dress was elegant, sexy, and a bit out of the ordinary? The Noir Vero Flexi Dress from Leezu Baxter Designs, of course.



Leezu Baxter always has fabulous, not your run of the mill, couture. I've been an admirer of hers for quite some time, but I admit I don't get to wear her things as often as I'd like. I bought this dress on impulse quite awhile ago, but hadn't had a reason to wear it yet. I'm so glad I pulled it out and dusted it off. It was the PERFECT dress for the occassion.

This dress is exquisitely sexy. The geomatric cut out pattern on the torso and the plunging neckline show off a tantalizing amount of skin without crossing the line.


The skirt comes with three flexi prims and it moves beautifully...this is definitely a dress for dancing. I love the pairing of the modest length of the skirt with the daring neckline. And the gloves, with their matching cut out pattern, not only compliment this dress perfectly, but they add that touch of elegance I was looking for.

I paired this dress with the new Yvette hair from ETD because I thought an updo would look best, but I didn't want anything too formal and polished. Yvette is just a tiny bit messy and a little less formal. The hair sweeping across one side of the face adds a touch of sexy to the updo. For jewelry, I kept it simple and understated so as not to overpower the dress. Caroline's graduated diamond set was the perfect compliment. Classic, simple, beautiful. And besides, diamonds go with everything, right?


Black seamed stockings and the Maitreya Virtue shoes were the finishing touches to my Anniversary Party look.



Next time you're at Leezu Baxter, make sure you check out that little room called Noir; there are lots of little gems in that collection, and Vero is the perfect party/night out on the town dancing dress.

Photography by Arcadia Nightfire, MDR Photo Studio

Model Info:

Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed Skin 20 (Glitter- Silver 2)
Eyes: Eye AC - darkturquoise
Hair: ETD - Yvette, Crimson
Dress: Leezu Baxter Designs - Noir Vero Flexi Dress
Stockings: Blacklace
Shoes: Maitreya - Virtue, Patent Leather
Jewelry: Inks & Kinks - Diamond Nostril Stud
Caroline's Jewelry - Graduated Diamond Set


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Fall Mix and Match  

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Yesterday was MDR's first anniversary. It's been a year of growth, moving from a small beachfront studio to having an entire SIM full of photo opportunities and a three-story studio extraordinaire. Cajsa has been hard at work building and texturing things, and I have to say the place looks great. We're having a party on Friday to celebrate a year of taking fabulous photos AND the grand opening of our new SIM, and I've been busy with the preparations for that. But I did take a few moments recently to enjoy some of the fall scenery around the grid before it all disappears and the snow starts showing up. It's not been chilly enough for a coat yet, but this season definitely calls for longer sleeves. I decided to do some mixing and matching of old and new pieces to travel the grid in and I came up with some wonderfully fashionable looks.




Qualified Cutie from Mischief is a favorite in my Sexy Business Wear folder and one of the first outfits I bought at Mischief. But for today, I decided to pair it with a newer find, the Buckle Pants from SLink. Adding the Tamara shoes from ZHAO and the Secret hair from TheAbyss gives it that sleek sophisticated look that is perfect for the office...


...or for frolicking in the fall leaves.


While on my sojourn around the grid, I decided to check out Cachet, as I'd not been there in several months. On the second floor, I found this treasure. The Sarah shirt, which I paired with my very first pair of SL jeans, the Black Embellished Jeans from Celestial Studios.


I don't generally wear shirts with prints on them but the texture on this shirt is exquisite, and I love the banding around the collar and waistband which has been added to the elbows and cuffs also to tie it all together. It comes in several colors, but when I saw that this one was called Funeral, there was no doubt I had to have it.


This look is a bit more causal and a lot monochromatic, so in keeping with that theme I donned the new Hylda boots from Tesla in black. I love everything about these boots, from the shiny leather texture to the cute little zipper and metallic ring on the side. They go perfectly with jeans.



Now that I've frolicked about in the fall leaves for awhile, it's back to party preparations for me. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. slt and will be held in the Portfolio Room at MDR. Come enjoy great music, dancing, and some fabulous prizes in the raffle ball. Oh, and don't forget to take the grand tour of the new SIM. There's plenty to see and do.


Now if I can just figure out what to wear...but that's a post for another time.



Photos by Arcadia Nightfire, MDR Photo Studio

Model Info Outfit #1
Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed Skin 20 (Glitter- Silver 2)
Eyes: Eye AC - darkturquoise
Hair: the Abyss - Secret, Blood
Manicure: Sin Skins - Glitter Manicure, Crimson
Top: Mischief - Qualified Cutie (part of an outfit)
Pants: SLink - Buckle Pants, Black
Shoes: ZHAO - Tamara, Black
Jewelry: Inks & Kinks Nostril Diamond Stud
MUSE - Classic Tank Watch, Black & Silver
Caroline's - Individual, a Right Hand Ring
Poses: Long Awkward Pose - Fierce (picture 3)
Long Awkward Pose - Magic of Oz - Witch Castle Falling (picture 4)
Model Info Outfit #2
Skin: Celestial Studios - Charmed Skin 20 (Glitter- Silver 2)
Eyes: Eye AC - darkturquoise
Hair: the Abyss - Secret, Full Moon
Manicure: Sin Skins - Glitter Manicure, Black
Top: Cachet - Sarah Shirt, Funeral
Pants: Celestial Studios - Black Embellished Jeans
Shoes: Tesla - Hylda Boots, Black
Jewelry: Inks & Kinks Nostril Diamond Stud
Caroline's - Moon Necklace
Caroline's - Individual, a Right Hand Ring
Pose: ::Tuli:: - Elegance (picture 5)
ANA_Mations -BabyDoll4_hip (picture 6)


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Another Masterpiece at Skin Within! **Revision**  

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Above is designer Ayesha Bisiani and MC Payten Harrop at the Skin Within Fashion Show introducing "Alaysia".


Ayesha Bisiani of "Skin Within" has done it again with her newest addition of skins called Alaysia! I was honored to go to this show and was in awe of the beauty that she has created with this line. The first model, Madison Sullivan, showed us the no makeup version. This really shows the lines and highlights of the skin and that time has really been put into her work. The skin has a peachy tone, with full beautiful lips. The ethnic tilt of the eyes really brings the exotic grace of this beauty to light.



The next makeup we were to see was the Day Collection, Luxi, where greens and copper color really show the eyes. The lips are a russet color that isn't overpowering but exotic and natural. The Evening Collection, are colors of silver, gold and mahogany that truly splash the look. I can tell you, eyes will turn and you will be the look of any room you enter in this makeup. This is a must have for your holiday party!


The next model, Haylee Jameson was wearing a dramatic look and a definite show stopper, Mei. This is in the smokey set and wow, extremely dramatic with rich indigo that lines the eyelids to really bring out the cat like eyes. The colors of violet and slight green add to this truly exquisite collection.
The last and sadly, final skin is the Traditional collection, Dan. This pale skin has the wow factor when the eyes and cheeks pop with colors of pink from the lids to the temples and splashed onto the cheek bones. The bold colored lips really bring this collection all together to really make a sexy and dramatic look. Inspired by the ancient art of Chinese Opera, it features subtle makeup details of classic stage white that splashes up the forehead and dots the eyes. I have never seen anything like this collection before.
What I truly like about Skin Within is that the skins are so versatile on every shape and size...They don't lose their beauty and sexiness with the change of size. I really recommend it. :)
Sorry that I was unable to get pics of all the models but I was dealing with a lag monster so I will show what I have....You will have to go see the rest ;)


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Sorrow  

Friday, October 31, 2008


Sorrow is the final doll in the Marionette Doll series from theAbyss and I have to admit she's my favorite. As soon as I put this on, I knew it would be the one I chose to wear for Halloween. I'm not sure if it's the runny mascara or the wonderful net gloves, but this one has totally won me over. As much as I love the other two dolls, this one is just...perfect. It also really fits my mood these days.

She's a bit Gothy, a bit Emo, and a lot doll. Sorrow's clothing is also black and red, much like Mystery, but the pattern and shade of red are completely different. Sorrow is...darker. The pattern on the skirt looks more like blood spatter on fishnet than anything resembling polka dots. (although you will find polka dots on the hair bows.)



The solid skirt is wonderful too.


You get the same clothing options as the other dolls but the gloves are an added bonus with this one and a nice touch, I think. I love that they are ripped. They lend themselves well to the overall theme of this outfit. I should mention also that these shapes are modifiable. I didn't change them because I thought they were great as is, but you certainly have the option if you so choose.


Sorrow comes with:

Shape
Skin (pg and mature versions)
Eyes
Prim Eyelashes
Hair (with two different options for the bows)
Stockings (two different options)
Pantaloons (two different options)
Peasant Top (two different options)
Full Corset(two different options)
Half Corset (two different options)
Skirt (two different options)
Victorian Boots (with strings or without)
Ripped Net Gloves
Top Hat
Strings
Face Light
Bow (three options)



Not much more can be said about these dolls that I've not already said in these last few posts. So if you are running around at the last minute looking for a great costume to wear to that special Halloween party, look no futher than theAbyss. Yes, the Marionette Dolls are a bit pricey...but they're totally worth it for a no muss no fuss costume that's unique and fabulous.
Model Info:
theAbyss - Full Avatar - Sorrow_Marionette Doll
Poses:
Photo 1 - Luth - Melancholy 11
Photo 2 - Luth - Melancholy 01
Photo 3 - Luth - Melancholy 04
Photo 4 - Luth - Melancholy 01
Photo 5 - Luth - Melancholy 09


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Mystery  

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Mystery is the second doll in the Marionette Dolls series from theAbyss. She is just as lovely as the first doll, Magic, yet very different. Where Magic is dark, Mystery is light. Her hair is an eye-catching full bright blonde and her skin is lovely and pale; almost like alabaster. She's an absolutely gorgeous doll.

As with Magic before her, Mystery comes with lots of fun options for mixing and matching. In the photo above, I'm wearing the pattern peasant shirt, the pattern black half corset, and the solid black skirt. I love the red polka dots on this pattern shirt, so I opted for the half corset so as to show off said polka dots.

Speaking of polka dots...

You get two options for bloomers as well. Below I'm wearing the pattern bloomers sans skirt to show you how absolutely fabulous they are. And I have to say, the red and black polka dotted stockings are my favorite in this set.



In the photo below, I've opted for the pattern skirt, a lovely black paisely design, and the full corset, which accomplishes a somewhat different type of sexy than the half corset.



Last but not least is the solid peasant shirt, the half corset and the solid black skirt. The options abound with this set - all pattern, all solid, mix and match, etc. I love versatility. And, I feel I must mention how well done the doll strings are. I've seen doll strings before that just sort of hang there and don't do anything, but these move with the avatar flawlessly and are yet another example of the attention to detail that went into making these sets.



Mystery comes with:

Shape
Skin (pg and mature versions)
Eyes
Prim Eyelashes
Hair (with two different options for the bows)
Stockings (two different options)
Pantaloons (two different options)
Peasant Top (two different options)
Full Corset(two different options)
Half Corset (two different options)
Skirt (two different options)
Victorian Boots (with strings or without)
Top Hat
Strings
Face Light
Bow (three options)

So teleport over to theAbyss and snag one of these gorgeous dolls for all those Halloween parties you'll be going to. Your only problem will be choosing which doll to get.


Photography by Arcadia Nightfire, MDR Studio

Model Info:
theAbyss - Full Avatar - Mystery_Marionette Doll

Poses:
Photo 1: Long Awkward Pose - Fantasy - Puppet
Photo 2: Long Awkward Pose - Fantasy - FaePose 7
Photo 3: Long Awkward Pose - Geisha - Dance
Photo 4: Long Awkward Pose - Geisha - Memoirs


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