Spring is in the air. The snow and cold is being pushed away and replaced with the candy colored pinks, reds and purples of Spring flowers, the wind is filled with the cheery voices of birds welcoming the new day. Today is one of those days when I want to forget about work, so I did, I grabbed my favorite “Cow chair” and coaxed him outdoors, put on a saucy little sundress, no shoes and just threw my hair up with haphazard pins. And thanks to NEVERY LORAKEET of *LpD* I can and still be glam!
Recently, while fingering through the March issue of Vogue magazine I was amazed with the upcoming styles for Spring. There is something for everyone’s tastes in the choices of styles featured. The magazine featured strong, bright colors, simple comfortable everyday wear and an eclectic mix of retro-chic style that I feel had a 1950’s flare. Most noted to my mind, Prada’s classic American car inspired collection.
NEVERY LORAKEET of *LpD* (Les Petits Details) runs a boutique in similar fashion to vogue. She uses fresh, unique materials and creates designs in a multiple of styles. The day I was in store, I went for a specific outfit I had seen on flickr and I was so excited with the range of items in the store, none like I had seen anywhere else, that I left with three or four different items than the one I went in for. And they say Cao’s can’t be swayed…
Spring is in the air, time to pack up the cold and bring in the Spring and I believe *LpD* has something to inspire every colorfully creative fashionista!
Cow Chair: A gift from a little Dragon <3
I love Issey Miyake, he is a real life designer with a creative flare for the artistic. So much of his designs are like wearable sculptures and I love the concept that you can wear any old dress to an art exhibit or you can be the centerpiece work of art at the art show. We are lucky in Second Life, because we can be the centerpiece work of art affordably. Where in real life I can only look at the pictures and admire something Miyake has done, in Second Life, I can make pictures of myself wearing the items Yula has made.
In the first picture, I am wearing part of Finemith’s “Love” series in my choice of the “Love doesn’t grow on trees” face ornament. It is one of the most incredibly sensual works of art I have ever worn. Love doesn’t grow on trees is a very 3 dimensional piece of art, symbolizing the tree of life and how love is the center piece of the tree. The flowering limb, whose center is the heart shows that love will grow, if only we learn to love, honestly and openly. Another exceptionally beautiful 3-dimensional work of art is the “I Love to Love” necklace and bracelet. This is another gorgeous set with its mild calming pastels. The heart is encrusted with a botanical garden of beauty with the sacred Calla Lily, a symbol of magnificent beauty in many cultures, featured throughout the piece, weaving its way softly up the chain, gently framing the face lovingly. The bracelet is a continuation of the petals of the necklace and includes a gorgeous chain of beading.
In the picture below, I am wearing one of Finesmith’s newest and hottest items, the “Aesthetic Value” which includes a ring, bracelet, necklace and earrings. This is a gorgeous set in that it is substantial and heavy so it won’t get lost while you are on the runway or at an event where what you wear is as important as who you are. It is available in gold, silver, blue, Earth, fusion and wooden so it is versatile enough to fit from sheer elegance to a more free-spirited BOHO, whatever your style of the day is. Check it out! I know Finesmith has something for everyone’s tastes, from extravagant to demure. <3 Taxi:
I can’t begin to tell you what an honor it was to be asked to be in a vendor pic for Violator. This has been one of my favorite brands for a very long time, so actually meeting Soraya Vaher left me a little starstruck and tongue tied. The Violator brand has a special place in my heart because when I wear it, I not only feel elegant, at the same time, I feel fierce. There is no overly soft, fluffy, or frilly attachments in a Violator design. Every piece, is calculated with a precision that is deceptively soft.
This gown, is as regal as its name, “Dismissed, my Lord.” The figure appealing satin is trim about the body, but has a beautiful neck accentuating collar, much in the design of a royal robe. The color slash of the belting silhouettes a perfect hour glass figure. There is a skirt layering that cascades from the beltline and expands gently outward to further the visual appeal. No outfit would be complete without above the elbow gloves, the incredible ring and the “hat hair.” Since the dress is available in four colors, red as shown, ice, black and purple, I know there is one available for all skin types.
I hope you have a glamorous week and include Violator in your next gala event. I know I will! Taxi: