Got Nothing To Wear Again?

Can't Find Anything to Wear?

Don’t worry about it! On March 29, 2013 at 1:00PM SLT, we are starting a new round of The Couturier’s Dock, featuring creatively minded designers, to you, our creatively minded consumer’s. Welcome to the Couturier’s Dock! We are Salimar Art SIM and it’s time to recycle this fun event and the inventory will disappear quickly and once the current inventory is gone, it is gone. We do not refill stock so don’t miss out on some of the incredible finds at the Couturier’s Dock. We purposely kept our designer’s list limited to some of the designers we feel have niched their own genre of fashion so the items available to you will be unique, limited to lots of 50 units, will be affordable at a price range of 50 to 500 Lindens (50% off the main store price) and we hope what you find will be a treasured addition to your Second Life inventory. We are very happy to have all of these dedicated SL designers committing items to this event and the only thing missing is YOU. Will you please join us?
The Couturier’s Dock: Taxi:

The Couturier's Dock

It.Begins. Couturier’s Dock.2013.

It.Begins. Couturier's Dock.2013.

Closet Full, but still can’t find anything to wear? Don’t Worry About it!

On January 30, 2013 at 9:00AM SLT, we are starting a new round, featuring creatively minded designers, to you, our creatively minded consumer’s. Welcome to the Couturier’s Dock! We are Salimar Luxury District and it’s time to recycle this fun event and the inventory will disappear quickly and once the current inventory is gone, it is gone. We do not refill stock so don’t miss out on some of the incredible finds at the Couturier’s Dock. We purposely kept our designer’s list limited to some of the designers we feel have niched their own genre of fashion so the items available to you will be unique, limited to lots of 70 units, will be affordable at a price range of 50 to 500 Lindens (50% off the main store price) and we hope what you find will be a treasured addition to your Second Life inventory. We are very happy to have all of these dedicated SL designers committing items to this event and the only thing missing is YOU. Will you please join us? Taxi:

Designers*
AD Creations Dollhouse
Baoba
BeloD
Blackliquid
Drift
Finesmith
HMAEM
LibDescent
Loovus Dzevavor
LovelyMi Makeups
*LpD*
OC Creation
PiCHi
*SoliDea FoliEs*
White Widow
Violator

Outfit One:
Hair: Boon, ARK554
Hairsticks: Mandala Kimono chopsticks
Knickers: Ladies Who Lunch, Claire
Closet: Glitterati, Shopaholics Closet
Pose: Corpus 2013-006
SHOOS!!!! *NEW* (to be blogged next week) GOS Boutique, Marilyn (250 skin tones, just not Cao’s >.<)

The Couturier’s Dock

oc mariyln pants solidea feminine masculine pant boon gfr834 mandala smexy tie

A hopefully helpful reminder whilst you are out Christmas shopping. The Couturier’s Dock still has a few items in stock, ready for purchase! This incredible jacket from *SoliDea FoliEs*, the “Marilyn” pant from Orage Creations and this scrumptious “Campbell” dress from Chantkare (can’t you just see it with some campy leggings and cute boots?) are still in small supply, so hurry up they won’t last long. The pose with the Chantkare dress is also available and is called “Wings” from Lib Descent. It is actually a couples pose, but he thoughtfully includes them without poseballs so you can use them as singles. I can’t wait for Spring, wouldn’t this be the perfect pose for a “bird in the hand?”

We do not refill stock so don’t miss out on some of the incredible finds at the Couturier’s Dock. We purposely kept our designer’s list limited to some of the designers we feel have niched their own genre of fashion so the items available to you will be unique, limited to lots of 35 units, will be affordable at a price range of 50 to 500 Lindens (50% off the main store price) and we hope what you find will be a treasured addition to your Second Life inventory. We are very happy to have all of these dedicated SL designers committing items to this event and the only thing missing is YOU. Will you please join us? Taxi:

chantkare campbell zc hiral earrings parnini necklace lelutka pocohontas lib wings
Designers*

AD Dollhouse
Blackliquid
Chantkare
Drift
H.M.A.E.M.
Kooqla
[[LD]]
Lib Descent
*LpD*
LovelyMi
Orage Creations
*SoliDea FoliEs*
WhiteWidow

Being.There.

Mila_anniversary

I love milestones. It creates the little reasons for celebrations amidst a life of drudgery. It’s the pat on the back that a job was well done. I especially love milestones when they are not mine, but belong to the people I love. Those who have followed my blog for a while know about year and a half ago, the quiet and solitary wanderer (and wonderer) Cao, was adopted by a rather loudly boisterous, rather large and kindly loving Italian “gypsy” family. In typical fashion they not only stole my quiet solitude, they stole my heart. I love each and every member of my gypsy family, they have taken my 8-bit colored Second Life and made it the entire technicolor visual feast that it is today.

But I digress, (as usual), early in December Mila silently had one of these milestones. My busily scurrying, always creating seamstress of dreams celebrated the 2nd anniversary of her passion, the *SoliDea FoliEs* line of apparel. One year in the cutthroat SL design industry is amazing in itself. Two years? That is a feat worthy of probably just a few dozen SL businesses. Congratulations my sister, my friend, my Mila. I am so proud of you!

Take froms? yep, there always is one. In true Mila’s giving heart fashion, she wants to celebrate this day now, after the making of so many MVW dresses, after the week of 2lei, after the construction of a brand new mainstore at Salimar, after the confetti has been swept away by BOSL’s Miss Virtual World contest. The birthday celebration is now. But whats a party unless it is a celebration surrounded by family and friends? Won’t you please come celebrate this joyous occasion with us? Won’t you come so we can thank you, our patrons, our friends, our family, for all of your support in these two wonderful years, because without you, there would be no true celebration. Come, be with us December 20th at noon (12:00PM SLT) for our grand-opening, runway show and party. I can’t wait to see you there! Won’t you stop by? See? I’m so nice, I even included the caravan for you: Taxi:

Fashion.Can.Be.Bought.Style.One.Must.Possess. ~Edna Chase

handverk bolo and cake chandelier boon pkj 371 ison one button blazer bliss saline L’Accessoire’s Earring: Handverk, Cake Chandelier Earring. Hat: Bliss Couture, Saline. Other elements: Hairs: Boon PKJ371, Blazer: Ison, One button blazer. Necklace: Handverk, Bolo

The quote is so sad, and yet so true. I think style is something in ones genetic makeup, you either have it or you do not. It is noted in a person who just has a natural knack for colors, materials, and the positive way of mixing them together but, in others, they just never seem to “get it right” or, at the least, like me, have to dig deep, and work harder to get there. I think in its base sense it is controlled by whether you are prone to thinking with the left or the right side of the brain. The wonderful thing about the brain though is the fact that you DO indeed have both sides. And you can use the influence of either side with practice.

lassitude and ennui dreamer tiara miamai carmen savage peqe snake leggins shi circular tank lelutka rykiel zibska delmay hof L’Accessoire’s, Crown: Lassitude and Ennui, Dreamer Tiara. Shoos: Miamai, Carmen Savage. Other elements: Pants: Peqe, Snake Leggins,Top: .Shi, Circular Tank, Hairs: Lelutka, Rykiel, Makeup: Zibska, Pose: DelMay, Ring: HOF

I wasn’t going to say anything, but I’ve been told a couple of times, I need to offer more guidance to beginning models, so I will. I recently judged something with the theme of “Cubism” and though I know it is a difficult to interpret subject, I went away more than a little disappointed. Cubism at the most basic is to take a natural form and fragment it into something abstract. Period. How do I know? I researched it, I researched the words, I researched images. Took maybe 5 minutes to figure where I would have gone with this theme.

gizza biker azoury animal rozoregalia gemma madesigns raven L’Accessoire’s, Head piece: Azoury, Animal, Other Elements: Hairs: Madesigns, Raven. Necklace: Rozoregalia, Gemma. Jacket: Gizza: Biker jacket

You get out of your Second Life Modeling career, exactly what you put into it. So if what you strive to do is lead, and create something bigger than yourself, in a virtual sense, the first step is always, stop and think. Where do I want to end up, how do I get there? period. Start with a concept, build the steps to how to succeed. It’s not like these “themes” happen every day, so when you DO have them, take a little time to get it right. I’m not talking about the pics of a blog, sure, like my pics here, the stylings need to be simple, because you are bringing a set item(s) to the attention of the viewer. I am only speaking of the mix and match theme projects we get asked to do for mags, or contests, or, like in the above “cubism”, a casting or class graduation.

Drift l bow va sunday kind of love gizza lola blouse L’Accessoires Necklace: Drift, L’Bow. Other elements: Hairs: Vanity Hair, Sunday Kind of Love. Blouse: Gizza: Lola

As an example, the winter elf from yesterday. I created a look, and sent a pic to Skip, so he would know what was coming. I hate to show it, but here it is: Link: But then, I sat back, thought, what a load of crap. So I did it right, where do I want to end up, what do I want this winter elf to look like? How do I get there? And then went about putting the elements together, in what I hope was a more pleasing way. And yes, sometimes, it takes time. But why bother, if you aren’t going to give it your best? Jumps off Soap Box.

solidea stella cometa cherry georgia collar L’Accessoires, Collar: [Cherry], Georgia Collar. Eye Piece: SoliDea FoliEs, Stella Cometa. Other elements: Hairs: Boon

YAY! And the take from, there always is one. Don’t be a hater because someone always seems to be styled perfect all the time, they actually can’t help the way they are anymore than you can, its genetics. Use their styles to learn, network and learn from them WHY they put certain aspects of their styles together that way. And really, there is no penalty for researching the style you want to create, especially on theme based castings. Sometimes, even when I don’t have a theme to style, I research and pull from the Internet pics I like, styles I like, items that catch the eye, or “things to try” and pull them aside. Just ask Skip, sometimes I send him four or five pics with a “do you want to do any of these?” before I style. It’s okay to borrow imagination, just add your own flourish to it.

bsd design studio minimalism amd his place va sunday kind of love L’Accessoires, Boots: BDS Designs Studio, Minimalism Boot. Other elements. Hairs: Vanity Hair, Sunday Kind of Love. Shirt: Apple May Design, His Place

I know, this is a long one. I hope you read parts of it and took out what you wanted. If its all rubbish, then I am sorry to have wasted your time, but I hope, for at least a few of you, it was a help. I just want to leave you with the words of Coco Chanel. “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” For a taxi to L’Accessoire’s just click on their logo found on the right side of the page. See? right side rather creatively has made it easier for you to get there from here.

.cuir an t-sneachda.

.cuir an t-sneachda.

I love victorian novels. It seems they knew how to make you feel the wintry winds and snows as they fall in flurry’s about the novels characters. Brrrrr makes me shiver to read but its such a wonderful vision. I think if I was a character in a novel, I’d wear one of these gorgeously heavy gowns like above. This is the new gown from Angel Dessous called “Adele.” I admit I don’t wear gowns very often, but this would be the one I would choose. I can’t tell you how honored I was/am that Nando Korobase of Angel Dessous asked me if I would do the advertisement! Thank you Nando and Julie Hastings, my dear friend and wonderful photographer! <3 I adore you both so much! And readers? Your at the top of my list of fave people as well! I get to speak to so many of you inworld and I just love it. Thanks for the encouragement, friendship and all the smiles! If you get a chance, check out all the wonderful inventory at Angel Dessous, see? I'm in the Christmas spirit, I even included the taxi for you! Taxi:

.cuir an t-sneachda. There is even a divine Christmas edition. Gorgeous!

pic One:

Gown: Angel Dessous, Adele Diamond
Hairs: Boon
Jewelry: Kunglers <3

Pic Two:

Gown Angel Dessous, Adele, Christmas
Hairs: Vanity Hair, Sinahi
Jewelry, Mandala, Polly
Bag: Baiastice, Secchieli

The Couturier’s Dock

So Busy Decking The Halls You Forgot to Deck Yourself?
So busy decking those halls you forgot about decking yourself? Don’t worry about it! It’s time again and this will be our last Couturier’s Dock of this year! So don’t miss out!

On December 9, 2012 at 1:00PM SLT, we are starting a new round, featuring creatively minded designers, to you, our creatively minded consumer’s. Welcome to the Couturier’s Dock! We are Salimar Art SIM and it’s time to recycle this fun event and the inventory will disappear quickly and once the current inventory is gone, it is gone. We do not refill stock so don’t miss out on some of the incredible finds at the Couturier’s Dock. We purposely kept our designer’s list limited to some of the designers we feel have niched their own genre of fashion so the items available to you will be unique, limited to lots of 35 units, will be affordable at a price range of 50 to 500 Lindens (50% off the main store price) and we hope what you find will be a treasured addition to your Second Life inventory. We are very happy to have all of these dedicated SL designers committing items to this event and the only thing missing is YOU. Will you please join us? Taxi:

Designers*


AD Dollhouse
Blackliquid
Chantkare
Drift
H.M.A.E.M.
Kooqla
[[LD]]
Lib Descent
*LpD*
LovelyMi
Orage Creations
*SoliDea FoliEs*
WhiteWidow
*A few others may be added

Outfit One:

Hat: *SoliDea FoliEs* *Limited Bazaar*
Hair: Boon
Pose: Adorkable Poses, Wreath

The.Sun.Also.Rises.

Angel Dessous 2011 Dress from Angel Dessous

Growing up in Florida there is such a big wonderful Cultural influence to our state, especially Cuban. It truly is wonderful. There is such a richness to their culture, a strong sturdy existence. I love the thought of living life with all the senses. To not only see but to also smell, taste, hear, and touch life. Florida is a heaven with its rich colors and multicultural flavors. You know who I bet lived life with all of their senses? Ernest Hemingway. Did you know it is rumored that while a medic in the war, he was a spy during War World I? He’s one of those really manly heroic men, more legend than reality I suppose. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, a romantic poet at heart, (as witnessed by his four marriages..) But even with his shortcomings, I’ve a feeling he truly lived life. But like all larger than life “characters,” in sickness, his weakness was finally revealed. He committed suicide in 1961. I do want to learn to live, a shame we have to “learn” to live. But wow, think about it, take a risk every once in while, try a new food, experience, learn a new topic, or language. I think the moral is just… do.. I hope to see you there. =)

Cao~Coffee Addict-1 hmmmmm nothing wakes the senses faster than a strong Cuban coffee in the morning.. yummy! (also Angel Dessous)

Hairs: Miamai, Maitreya
Clothes: Angel Dessous
Jewelry: Mandala
Shoos: Maitreya
Photography: Skip Staheli <3

Boo.Boo.Be.Do.

Boo.Boo.Be.Do

Betty Boop, of the racy black and white cartoon circa 1932, had a last gasp of fame in 1988′s “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” movie. Do you recall it? She’s does a cameo as the cigarette girl and when asked why she’s doing the “menial” labor, she replies “Work’s been kinda slow since cartoons went to color. But I’ve still got it. Boo boo be do, boo.” I wonder if those cartoonist from the 1930′s era could even imagine a time like the world today with Second Life? I know I can’t imagine a time without it! Just goes to show, never limit your ideas or think them crazy. Dream really crazy big, work hard and create and you too could be an Imagineer of the endless possibilies of tomorrow!

Boo.Boo.Be.Do

I was going to skip the blog today, but when I saw Chiaki Xue of Dura hair fame had released a new hairs today. I knew, I just had to blog it! In one word, A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!! Swing by Dura today and check out all the incredible styles! I know you will love them so much, I even included the taxi! I like to be helpful like that! (the other LM’s should be on my “Last Known SLURLS” page. Boo Boo Be Do! Taxi:

Outfit:

Hairs: Dura, Girl 42 *NEW!!* runnnnnnn
Jacket: Mimikri, Fur Luxe Leo
Clutch Baiastice, Pida in Ice
Pants: Leezu!, Glitter pants
Boots: Miamai, Karya
Poses: Manifeste

Be.Merry.

Be.Merry. I wonder if any dragons will be wandering by? So many snowballs, so little time… (snowball included w. pose) Dragon’s Lair:

Andy Goldsworthy was once quoted as saying, “Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.” I’ve never seen snow, but I can tell you, the thought of it sure makes me think of childhood. I don’t know why, but I supposed its because it conjures up every single Christmas cartoon, movie, greeting card, and gingerbread house I’ve ever seen. I think today’s blog is simple. In all the stress and hustle and bustle of the holiday season, always take a moment, stop, take a big breath and just simply smile and be merry. But most importantly, share that smile and merriment with someone who really needs it. Now THATS the reason for the season, Peace on Earth and Goodwill.

Be.Merry. Do these pants make my arse look big? ;P

As the second blog of the wonderful posemakers of Second Life, I want to share Sue Hunniton of Pics N Poses spin on goodwill to others. These two poses are part of the “Womenstuff Hunt” currently going on inworld until January 2nd, 2013 and are free! Here is the information Sue kindly provided about the hunt itself. “About the Womenstuff Hunt – I have the group joiner at the front of my store. Anyone can join the group and go through the hunt which has over 200 of SL’s top designers. Not good at hunting? As a Womenstuff group member, they can also go to the Womenstuff lounge and grab the prizes that cover the wall.” See? Now that’s the holiday spirit! Have a gorgeous evening and a happy hunting to all and to all a good night! I know you will enjoy the poses at Pics N Poses so much, I included the sleigh ride for you! Taxi:

Outfit:
Hat: Eshi
Hairs: LaViere, Natasha
Scarf: Maitreya, Evi
Jacket: [sYs], Ynuit
Pants: Maitreya, leggins
Boots: [sYs], Ynuit