Another Tribute to Last Call!!  

Thursday, February 28, 2008

As I find myself drawn back to Last Call one more time before they close. I have found yet a couple of outfits that I still didn't have. Imagine I guess I just feel that I might miss something if I don't buy everything they have. Who can resist their style and quality though. I put this outfit together and thought I would share it with you. Hope you enjoy!!

What I am wearing:

Skin: Caliente Express-Another Skin 5
Hair: Airy-Blonde pack
Eyes: Glanz-Fresh Blue
Shirt: Last Call-Cali-Crushed top (part of outfit)
Skirt: Last Call-Compliqee-pleated skirt (part of outfit)
Earrings: /artilleri/-teardrop earring
Choker: Willow (part of La Reina's Valentine Hunt)
Bracelet: Delicatessen Isis Bracelet
Ring: 16 Diamond Silver Band (London Collection)
Belly Ring: NC-Diamond Belly Piercing-Heart
Shoes-Maitreya-Chi Chi

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I love Dutch Touch!!  

Monday, February 25, 2008

I received this pack of adorable racer back shirts from Dutch Touch today and I just had to wear one for all of you. I pieced it together with a fluffy short skirt and some leggings. Hope you like it. Sorry we have been away for awhile. Gabby and I have both been out of commission but we will be back and rearing to go!!

What I am Wearing:
Skin: Caliente Express-Another skin 5
Eyes: Glanz-Fresh Blue
Hair: C+C-Yoko
Shirt: ::Dutch Touch::-Topliner Flower Grey
Tank top: Camie Cooper-Long Tank Top-White
skirt: Cupcake-Black poofy skirt
Leggings: kushukushu kutsushita-Gray
Shoes: Naughty Mary Janes
Choker: Shiny Things-Stoned Choker-Hermatite
Bracelet: Kat's Bangles

*posted by Pyper Dollinger

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Très Jolie...Très Fabuleux  

Monday, February 11, 2008

As I mentioned earlier this week, I spent a good deal of time at the Stiletto Moody sale last weekend. While coming out of my post-shopping-frenzy stupor, I noticed the most striking Avi at the front of the store. I immediately had to inquire as to where she found the fabulous outfit she was wearing. As luck would have it, the Avi in question was, in fact, the designer of said fabulous outfit! Within minutes, I had a landmark and found myself chatting with Ms. Iota Ultsch of Tres Jolie and her delightful assistant, BritneyParis Underwood in their boutique.

What a treat! I always enjoy meeting designers in-world, it really gives you the opportunity to "see" their designs from their point of view. I appreciated the way Iota was able to look at my skin and my hair and make suggestions as to which of her designs would best compliment my features.

I immediately fell in love with the green hue of the outfit that first drew me to Iota and snapped up Le Singe en Vert with it's faux fur empire waist, silk bow, cupro leggings and velvet top. We styled it with the Gold O Wedge from Stiletto Moody and some giant gold hoops that were a gift from Iota. Totally glam and completely fabulous! Of course, I couldn't get away without picking up a hot little platinum sequin cocktail dress and a darling little black dress.

Guy made such a fuss over the sequin dress, that you know I had to drag him back there with me the very next night! He generously purchased the Aboriginal Lace Dress for me (yes, he spoils me and yes, I love it!) Again Iota was in the store, quick to offer guidance for adjusting the dress to just the right color for my skin tone and she made several suggestions for the shoes, hair and jewelry that would best suit the dress and my avi.

The designs offered by Iota Ultsch at her Tres Jolie Boutique are not inexpensive...nor are they unreasonably priced. And, quite possibly, they are not for everyone. But, what I can tell you is this...Ms. Ultsch is an artist. Each texture is hand drawn, each seam is finished flawlessly and each piece transitions beautifully into the next. One only has to look at the creations "in-avi" to recognize the hours of work and meticulous attention to detail required to create a final product as well-crafted as those offered at Tres Jolie. These are quality items created by a designer who puts a higher priority on artistic expression and design than the quantity of items sold.

So, am I going to tell you to run down there and snap up every outfit in the shop? No. But, do make the time to visit the boutique, chat a little with Iota and BritneyParis, and treat yourself to an outfit or two that makes you feel a little more glamourous, a little more sexy or even a little more exotic. I, for one, look forward to collecting these wearable masterpieces created by a true fashion artist.

I think this is as good a time as any to address content theft in SL. There are a number of designers for whom I have great respect. These artists toil tirelessly to make sure that our avis are stylishly dressed and accessorized, that we have beautiful homes and furniture for relaxing, and that our skin, shapes and hair are always perfectly styled...we have so many options for creating cyber versions of ourselves (or our alter-egos) thanks in large part to the creativity, drive and talent of these enterprising individuals. They deserve our respect and admiration, and they deserve to be compensated for their efforts.

Content thieves rob these designers of their intellectual property and compensation. So, whether you choose to spend 5L for a dress or 15ooL...make sure that you are purchasing from the original creator of that dress. Do not support those who make their SL living by stealing from others. And if you find something you think has been stolen and copied, contact the original creator right away.

Until next time, Happy Shopping! And I hope to see you at Tres Jolie!

For a larger view of each photo, please visit our flickr site.

What I'm Wearing (visit our In-World Locations page for slurs and teleporting):
Left Photo
Dress: Tres Jolie - Platinum Limited Edition
Shoes: Stiletto Moodie - Elegant Slingback in Silver Twinkle
Hair: ETD - Ashley in Blonde

Center Photo
Dress: Tres Jolie - Aboriginal Lace Dress
Boots: Maitreya - Dune Boots in Brown
Jewelry: Last Call by Ginny Talamasca - Wood, Metal and Opal Jewelry Set
Hair: Analog Dog - New Pom Dark in Brown

Right Photo
Outfit: Tres Jolie - Le Singe en Vert
Shoes: Stiletto Moody - O Wedge in Gold
Jewelry: Gift from Iota - Gold Hoops
Hair: ETD - Sofia in Black

Photos by Tucor Capalini - Visit his Flickr page or contact him in-world.

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Just Lounging Around!!  

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Okay, so I was lounging around after a busy day of putting up a new house and trying to get it decorated when I wanted to take a break and send some pics of this casual yet sexy outfit that I dug out of my inventory...

What I am wearing:

SKIN: Caliente Express-Another skin #5
HAIR: ETD-Amber-Blonde pack
OUTFIT: *Last Call*-Gabrielle
RING: JCNY-Sweetheart Promise Ring
NAILS: Vain-Mani in Notdrunk
BRACELET: Ramos-Id Bracelet/silver
SHOES::Vamp: Staci mary Jane-black (Last Call)
WATCH: Muse-Classic Tank watch
BELT: Boucle belt
OUTFIT: *Last Call*-Gabrielle

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Friday, February 8, 2008

I received a notice in the Fashion Consolidated Group about MB-Designs, owned by the very talented Moanasyrene Boucher, had one of her dresses for 5L. Of course I had to run over there as quick as I could since it is only a limited time offer before it goes back to regular price. This lime green color is so vibrant and cheerful and the detail is amazing. Run over and get yours before you miss out!

You can wear it in three different ways. You can wear both prim skirst to form a beautiful evening dress or you can wear the shorter prim for a more leggy look. Also, you can wear the shirt and jean shorts as a cute easy, breezy outfit to spend a day at the beach.

I also wanted to show you a very elegant and intricate detailed dress by MB-Designs. It is a cream colored dress with black detailing. The low heart shaped neckline is very sexy yet sophisticated. I absolutely love this dress. Also, note that the skin in both of these dresses is also beatifuly made. The care and time put into this one along with the awesome makeup make both of these outfits a must have.

What Pyper is wearing:

MB-Designs-Citrus Sands
Hair: ETD-Lynne II-sunny
Skin: MB-Designs-loooove!skins-light: glossy-limelilac
Eyes: HCT-Pretty
Dress: MB-Designs-citrus sands
Shoes: *gigi* ballet heels-black
necklace: Muse-claire ballet slipper necklace-ivory


MB-Designs-Temptations dress
Hair:ETD-Lynne II-sunny pack
Dress:MB-Designs-temptaion, creamy black
shoes:*gigi* black ballet heels
jewelry:Flaming Raven-Like a Princess (weekly group gift)
*Thanks again Misty for the awesome pics.

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I am red hot FIRE!!  

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Your Power Element is Fire
Your power color: red
Your energy: hot
Your season: spring
Like a fire, you are full of power and light.A born leader, you easily draw people toward you.You are full of courage and usually up for anything dangerous.You have a huge ego and love to be the center of attention.

That is me. Wow...I never knew I was so red I do think it is time for some chocolate covered strawberries and a stay at the beach with a nice blanket and some wine....mmmhmmm

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I Should Have Been A Mermaid!  

I was reading Creamy's Blog at SL Free*Style which led me to Sidonie's blog and finally I ended up at the Blogthings site wading through a huge list of personality quizzes (for the record, my Karaoke Theme Song would be Bon Jovi's Living on a Prayer and my Martini Style is Classic). I'm not sure how I feel about the Personality Type quiz that I took, though...either the truth hurts or this horrible cold is really getting to me...I'll have to look at it again in a few days.

In the meantime, though, I'm a Water Girl...but, I've known that all along...I hope Guy doesn't mind if I hang up my Couture for a couple of days and commune with my inner mermaid.

Your Power Element is Water

Your power colors: blue and aqua

Your energy: deep

Your season: winter

Like the ocean, you evoke deep feelings and passion.
You have an emotional, sensitive, and spiritual soul.
A bit mysterious, you tend to be quiet when you are working out a problem.
You need your alone time, so that you can think and dream.

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What A Tease!  

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Just a little snippet to tide you over until I can get the photos together to go with this post...I promise it will be very soon.

I had the good fortune of running into Iota Ultsch, clothing designer extraordinaire and owner of Tres Jolie, while shopping the Stiletto Moody sale* over the weekend. From our conversations, and following her recommendations, I visited Paper Couture...another fabulous boutique.

I can't wait to upload some pictures and tell you more about Iota, Tres Jolie and Paper Couture...stay tuned...

* for the record...I did a pretty good job cleaning up at the sales over the last month and the Stiletto Moody sale was no exception. But...the new releases were so fabulous that I couldn't help but go waaayyy over budget stocking up on some really gorgeous and glam footwear...but that is a post of it's own. (sheesh, I had better get busy!)

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