057 Tied Down

12 02 01 Viola Tied Down Portrait

12 02 01 Viola Tied Down
**GizzA** BonBon Blouse [Cream]
{mon tissu} Wool Blend Jacket – Grey
Maitreya Mesh Leather Legging * Rosewood
tram A405 hair / amber
Maitreya Mesh Alexa Wedges * in Ash
M O N S / Feather Earring Blue
Amacci Hairbase Tattoo – Dark Copper
::DT:: EyeMakeUp Smokeys GreyBlue
KHUSH – Make Up – Eyeliner – Wing 2 (*REBRANDED* as Red Tape – Item may or may not be available)
Miamai_NoAlpha Lashes N15_No Facelight
R.icielli – Lipstick 01/07
Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French Fresh

Shot on Location at The Grove Country Club Estates

056 Floating Into Sunshine

120410 ViVeroClown

Vero Modero – Oscar Gown

::*Etoile*::Ballet Shoes -Black-

LaGyo_Angelie headpiece Black Pois

!Lamb – Whoop Dee Doo – Ink

+Nuuna+ Meta Red 90% (F)

{D.A.} Drama A4

Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French Fresh

Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Toxic_Black
Miamai_NoAlpha Lashes N15_No Facelight
Miamai_XGen Makeup_FullBody Freckles 02

055 Celoe

13 03 25 ViCeloe Boxed

13 03 25 ViCeloe Full

celoe – may dress marine
celoe – xylia pump asparagus
Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French Fresh
[LeLutka]-CANTO hair – Toast
[:T:] Beauty marks 2
*elymode* makeup – smudged eyeliner – lower w/ lashes – blue
Donna Flora eyeshadow mina aqua
{D.A} Lipgloss & Teeth
LaGyo_Popillia ring gold sapphire
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Toxic_Black
Miamai_NoAlpha Lashes N15_No Facelight
Miamai_XGen Makeup_FullBody Freckles 02
Osakki // Chainlink Grid Necklace. GoldPython (No Longer Available)
~SIGMA~Jewels/ Selene bracelets (brass-olive) right f.~ (No Longer Available)
Style by Kira – Elena Skin 01A opt.1

Serious Moonlight

12 03 06 SF Muse Full

Perfectionism and being Type A certainly have their moments.  I shot something like 250 raw shots of this gown before taking a step back (aka an 8 hour nap), coming back to it and realizing that there were many raw shots in the folder that were moments.  This one does, in some ways, overexpose a few of the elements of this gown.  The detailing in the fans for example.  For me, it was simply a matter of wanting to give the gown that fairy tale feeling that I first felt when I saw the amazing photo my fellow Godiva, Diconay Boa, produced for the February issue of Avenue Magazine.  She certainly did her job.  I knew when I saw it I had to put real life on hold, come in world and get the gown.  Not a shred of doubt.

Soooo yes, some elements in places are a bit faded from the sunbeams.  However, what I adore about this gown is still evident.  The amazing look of the beading on the body of the gown.  The exquisite detailing of the pearls.  Even the fan section is still shown, you just have to let your eye drink in the lower levels of that feature.  I hope that you, as I did, fall in love with this amazing creation from Mila Tatham of SoliDea FoliEs.  It truly lives up to its name “Muse.”

*SoliDea FoliEs* Muse – Mesh Dress
[LeLutka]-HAIRBASE Bournville
[LeLutka]-POCAHONTAS hair – Bournville
Baiastice_Kim eyeshadow- amber
{D.A} Lipgloss & Teeth
HS Chloe Lipsticks : Chocolate
LaGyo_Bizarre flower ring
LaGyo_Granny’s pearl earring
[MANDALA] Pearl rain season 2/CREAM
Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French Fresh
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Toxic_Black
Miamai_NoAlpha Lashes N15_No Facelight
Miamai_XGen Makeup_FullBody Freckles 02

Shot on location at Hazardous

Going Gala

12 03 31 Viola Going Gala212 03 31 Viola Gala Rebel Hope12 03 31 Viola Going Gala

Garment: !Rebel Hope Designs – Lalani Mesh Halter Gown Emerald
Hair: [LeLutka]-WITHER hair/Strawberry Blonde
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Shanti in Royal
Jewelry: EarthStones Envision Bracelet – White Gold/Blue Topaz

Beauty Accessories:
*elymode* makeup – smudged eyeliner – lower w/lashes – blue
::DT:: EyeMakeUp Smokeys GreyBlue
Miamai_NoAlpha Lashes N15_No Facelight
Miamai_XGen Makeup_FullBody Freckles 02
R.icielli – Lipstick 01/05
Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French Fresh

Set Build: Viola Rookswood
Editorial Shots: On Location at The Grove Country Club

Vi Does TDR…

Back when nights were long, friends were goofy and I actually had free time, we used to all load up on the FLF bus (guess who was that tour guide? O.o) and head out for destinations unknown to see what goodies we could find on the cheap. This trip invariably ended up two places, disintegrated into chaotic laughter and The Dressing Room. Its just the icing on the affordable cake of a night shared with good friends and, sometimes, really dirty jokes. FLF has left us bereft but luckily, we still have TDR and her ever lovely twin TDR Blue.

Garments:

Baiastice_Rabibad Mesh shirt-peach (TDR- Current)

MichaMi: Marinara in Black, Skirt Only (TDR from New Year Trio)

Hair:

[Shag] – Bombshell – butterscotch (W/custom tint)

Shoes:

[[LD]] Major: Jet Set Pump [Tahiti] MESH*

Jewelry:

MONS / Bracelet Xena (pink&orange) (TDRblue – Current)

[ glow ] studio – Her longest earrings (black/cop (TDR BLUE 47)

Beauty Accessories:

Amacci Hairbase Tattoo – Dark Copper

Miamai_NoAlpha Lashes N15_No Facelight

R.icielli – Lipstick 02/06

Miamai_XGen_FullBody Freckles 02 COMPACT

~Natural Beauty~Gloss+teeth 3

Candy Nail #FP006 Clear Glitter French Fresh

Additional Accessories:

HouseofFox ::OnyxClutch Mesh[Ice] TDR Blue (TDR – Current)

I also have a new favorite thing in these amazing mesh glasses from none other than Debora Stine…

You can grab these amazing shades by visiting Debora’s store on marketplace, Muschi.

A big thank you to TDR and TDR Blue for keeping us well heeled in an affordable way that is also a great chance to relax with pals and goof off a bit.  Its a nice respite in a ragingly horrid economy and a completely hectic life.

The Dressing Room

The Dressing Room Blue

And here’s an additional outtake from the cutting room floor…

Need more photo lovings?  Head over to my flickr.

Shot on location at the new amazing Mayfair sim.

Those old hags…

couldn’t remember what they’d styled. We had to get them fresh doses of Geritol to get anything out of them!

Gertrude Xevion is wearing:

Bangle Right & Earrings: House of Fox Pearl Bracelet & Earrings

Skin: Aimesi Skin Granny Cashmere Face1

Hat: ROZOREGALIA +RR+*ROSENKAVALIER*HAT

Lips: LG Concept_Gap teeth lips red

Bangle Left: LaGyo for DU4_Jonquille petales bangles

Lingerie: (5th&Oxford) Elizabeth Lingerie (no longer open)

Stockings: *Sheer* Stockings 21: Fishnet Bold Black

Garter: *Sheer* Suspenders: Black

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix Edna Platform Pump Color Pack

Boa: Miamai_Varanasi Stole Black

Hairbase: [CheerNo] HairBase / Blond

On Mildred Rookswood:

Garment: (Ooh LaLa!) Candy Bodysuit

Skin: (W) Olden Girl Violet – Skin

Hair: Exile Hairbase: Pearl

Exile Sasha/pearl

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix Edna Red

Jewelry:
P.C; Ruby Drop Bracelet
P.C; Ruby Drop Necklace
P.C; Ruby Lined Stone Drops

Beauty Accessories:

Baiastice_Liv eyeshadow-grey

Cheap Makeup-Mole 1

R.icielli – Lipstick 01 / 01

Miamai_NoAlpha Lashes N15_No Facelight

Additional Accessories:

!*Bliss Couture*! Miah Hat – Red

*League* Side-Gartered Stockings -Beige

Black Fan 2.0

Indyra – Valentina gloves

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Have a great time getting your granny on!  We laugh a great deal already but this was on an entirely new level.  Good luck with your wrinkles and sags!

Quickstyle: Bubble Pop

::fore:: Balloon Dress with Tights
The Secret Store - Bow-Lero
Kookie – Vo Pumps in Pillar Red
Glow Studio - Black Lace Earrings
Vanity Hair - Casino Royal – Noisette, Custom Tint
Miamai Hairbase in Red

Style by Step: Oh, What a Feeling.

I have rhythm now.  And its not just from the records in the record store.  This outfit hit fashion rhythm courtesy of some totarry hawt Madonna-esque cross jewelry from Je Suis.

It all started at The Whore Mansion when I saw this very fabulous I Love NY Mini Sweater.  The way she has it layered over a black tank with the shorts and hose reminded me of Hollywood’s idea of great dance gear in the 80s.  So I took her basic style and amped it up with some accessories into a like totally fabulous nod to flashdance.

The basic look consists of the aforementioned sweater.  The Whore Mansion‘s Shitty Pants in Black. I’ve gone with the *Sheer* Tights 21: Fishnet in Bold Black to give myself that underlayer fit for broadway (or ballet school) hopefuls. Whatever welds your iron.

That gives you a basic look to build on.  For this particular look, I took inspiration from Strawberry Singh‘s recent blog and opted a tattoo in.  Her’s looked so rich, who could resist adding one when a bare midriff presented itself?

This one, from The Sea Hole,  felt flowery but with a bit of edge to it as its Death Lili name suggests. This one is very me, but with the infinite options out there you are sure to find one that is very you for your next cropped top.

The next piece to fall into place was this lovely low slung rock and roll studded belt.  The Ginger Belt from Nyte’N’Day leaves me waiting for the next Whitesnake song and looking around to see which car Tawny is going to roll around on next. Because if she doesn’t show up, hell, I’m a ginger. I’ll do it myself.

Once the belt was in place, it became a no brainer to hit up Blitzed for some leather cuffs. I used the classic Brutal Cuffs in Grey on the left wrist, but the newer Legacy Cuff in Black on the right.

The real aha! moment for me with this look was hitting Je Suis and noticing that the Gothique set would make a lovely Madonna reference in the mix of my 80s dance look. Who danced in the 80s without dancing to Madge?! I’m wearing both the earrings and the necklace here. And yes, my earrings are properly adjusted under all that hair.

These lovely flowing locks were styled by the geniuses at !Lamb. This is Honey in Butterfinger with a custom tint.

Side Note: I add a custom tint to most of my hair. Even if its already red. The shade of gingah I like is very specific. These are the detail things that make you unique ladies. Don’t whine to me about not getting this or that if you aren’t doing your detaiilll worrrkkk. You know who you are.

And finally, what would a nod to the 80s be without some sassy legwarmers? These are the Bax Wool Legwarmer 2.0 in Black. Mine are committing complete heresy by being tossed over some Mentine Basic Ankle Boots in Black Patent.

A little Moonshadow in True Blood and some nice Miamai No Alpha Lashes N15 and I hit the streets of ‘New York’ to find a nice record shop where I could find some dance inspiration.

If you need me, I’ll be in the salon shaking it to some vintage Prince. Because in this look, there will definitely be some Thieves in the Temple tonight.

Quickstyle: Baiastice

Sometimes there is no explanation for fashion magic.  Like the fact that the belt buckle is the same gold glow as these bracelets I just picked up late last night.

Baiastice  –  Bodysuit de Soupirs in Tan
Baiastice  –  Feathers Set in Black

Miamai – Keo in Red  

Glow Studio - Give Up Earrings

Glow Studio - Many Square Gold Bracelets

Sheer – Tights 21:  Fishnet Bold Black

Mentine – Soft Leather Set Gloves

Moonshadow – True Blood

The pose used here is Maitreya Model19.