~Exclusive Blue~

As promised…I have a sneak peek, for the Sascha’s Designs Hunger Gown, that will be sold exclusively at the Opium Evolution Hunger Games Event from August 1-10!

This exquisite Cobalt Blue Hunger Gown is as breathtaking in person as it is in the photo.  All of the Sascha’s Designs Hunger gowns will come with the wings, a mask and several different skirt options.
~Sascha's Blue Hunger~

Enjoy this sneak preview and get ready for the Hunger Games!

Stay captivated! ❤ ❤

~X~

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Hair:  .:EMO-tions:.  – *PRIA* (intensivered)

Jewelry:  LAZURI Jewelry – Celeste Heirloom – Color Change- Dark Gems

Shot on location at*StoryBrooke Gardens*…This gorgeous destination is one of three amazing builds from the creator of Baja Norte…thank you for such a beautiful and inspiring place Lauren Bentham ❤ ❤

***NOTE that I am not a mainstream fashion blogger.  My focus is telling a story through a photo…so I DO manipulate my photos.  TRY before you buy. ***

~Embracing the Ice Queen Teaser~

I LOVE those moments when you are just chatting with someone and they say “Would you like to see my latest creation?”!!  Ummm…let me think about that…hell yes!  It is one of the many things I absolutely adore about Sascha Frangilli, owner/creator of Sascha’s Designs…only one, mind you, because she is simply one of the most fun, caring, creative and generous people I’ve met in SL.  She is just sooo spontaneous…and a conversation with her will leave you laughing till it hurts and loaded down with gifts of her incredible designs!!

So, even though it is not yet released, here is her latest creation…the Embrace IceQueen Christmas Gown.
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I am NOT doing this dress nearly the justice it deserves.  In the pic I am wearing only one of several skirt options (the grande skirt).  I am also wearing both the breast feather decoration and the shoulder feather decoration; each piece is individual so you can wear one decoration on just one side.  The feather head piece can be substituted with her amazing Halo; which is a large multipointed star that halos the back of the head and shoulders. There is also a ruffled collar piece if you do not want to wear the feather decorations.
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The hair is booN DES423 hair black with the booN gathered mid hairbase, the skin is – Jadis- Natural Clean (a) from Glam Affair and the gorgeous necklace and earring set is the Silvester set (white) from Alienbear Designs.
If you’d like to see the dress…I will be wearing it all weekend at the Weekend of Art & Fashion Event at The Beguiled Art Gallery & Studio…stop by and take a peek before it is released!

While you are wandering the grounds and admiring the art…you can also pick up two exclusive gowns from Sascha’s Designs…available ONLY at this event for the weekend!!

The Beguiled Art Gallery & Studio

The Other Details

Hands:     Slink Mesh rigged hands Elegant.

Eyeliner:     LpD  Prim Eyeliner (black)

Prim Eyelashes:  *REDGRAVE* Eyelashes- 11-Showgirl

Mesh Eyelashes:  ::BB:: (Beetlebones) Mesh Lashes V.01 (SLEB Black)

Beauty Marks:  [:T:] Beauty Marks tattoo layers (layer option 2) [:Tuli:]

Poses:     ADORKable Poses Sleek Dork Pack (pose modified using Animare)

Shot on location at the amazing Calas Galadhon!!

Me and my Zibska shadow…

I just scored this fabulous Plaisance dress from Zibska~Jewelry, Roots & Couture!  It was really tough to decide which outfit to purchase, because Zibska has some really creative…or, as she aptly describes it, punk nouveau designs.
Me and my shadow...
I absolutely love the geometric, three dimensional, hollow boxes with their gray scale harlequin design.  It makes me think…art and fashion meet science…just brilliant!  (click through the pics to see the detail of the dress)

I chose to accessorize the dress with the ethereal Glam Affair Roza Unamed skin, the fashion forward Just Design Mesh Creations Deviant Shoes, Tuty’s LIMBO Short Wet Hairstyle, and Mime Eyes from Dirty Cute-Ugly Duck (store is empty and eyes not currently available).
Me and my shadow...
William Weaver’s build 002 served as a perfect backdrop for the shoot and The Apple Spice Fighting Gravity Poses from Apple Spice, cStar Limited and AnTi-Social highlight the fabulous quirkiness of this dress.
Me and my shadow...I’ve been visiting the Lumipro blogspot to learn more about how to get the best usage out of my Lumipro HUD from Stefan Buscaylet.  So, on this shoot, I kept fiddling with the lights and found a way to make the shadows pop and become part of the focal point of the pics.

I know they aren’t perfect and I broke the rules…but I had a blast composing and taking the pics. My biggest disappointment with them is knowing how much I really need to learn more about using layering/masks so that I can get a better color balance to the pics.  The skin is wayyyy to bright here…despite adjusting the intensity, fall off, radius and color of the Lumipro lamp.

It’s all part of the journey and staying captivated.

The Other Details

Hands:     Slink Mesh rigged hands Elegant.

Eyeliner:     LpD  Prim Eyeliner (black)

Prim Eyelashes:  *REDGRAVE* Eyelashes- 11-Showgirl

Mesh Eyelashes:  ::BB:: (Beetlebones) Mesh Lashes V.01 (SLEB Black)

Beauty Marks:  [:T:] Beauty Marks tattoo layers (layer option 2) [:Tuli:]

Teeth:     PXL creations [ PXL ] OpenMouth PRO with HUD

Lips:     .:Glamorize:. Rival Black Combo Makeup

~Cold November Rain~

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Oops!  She stayed way past bedtime at the Halloween Party last night and now she’s trudging home, through the rain, in her party clothes.  Good thing her adorable SEY Bat Cape is latex and she wore her Athor boots.  The umbrella she snagged on the way out the door is from Salt and the fabulous dress with the poof skirt is the first group gift from Auxiliary.
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I hope everyone stayed safe through Sandy and enjoyed their All Hallows Eve. <3<3

The Details

Dress:     AUX/VIP opening gift from Auxiliary

Cape:     Halloween 2012 Bat Cape (Hunt item) from :SEY

Boots:     Dietrish Nouveau (Group Gift) *ATHOR*

Umbrella:   The Birds (Group gift/free to join) from Salt.

Hair:     *Dura-Girl*31 (Group Gift/free to join) from **Dura**

Socks:    Thigh suspender socks (pale pink) (10L) from [dirty.little.secret]

Skin:  –Jadis- Natural- 9 (a) (not free) from Glam Affair

Eyes:  [Curio] Tragic Eyes – Fatpack (Purples and Blues) Watercolor Shine Large (Prim eyes) Not currently available.

Prim Eyelashes:  *REDGRAVE* Eyelashes- 11-Showgirl

Mesh Eyelashes:  ::BB:: (Beetlebones) Mesh Lashes V.01 (SLEB Black)

Beauty Marks:  [:T:] Beauty Marks tattoo layers (layer option 2) [:Tuli:]

Pose:  Breezy Dork Packs (not free) from aDORKable Poses

Location shot captured at Rainy City

She’s a CHOP ZUEY Fascinator in her *Bliss Couture*…

She's a CHOP ZUEY Fascinator in her *Bliss Couture*

Ok…so Halloween is now only a few short days away and you’ve seen just about every type of costume there is in SL.  What if you’re looking for a costume that isn’t really a costume…something with a little bit of that dark All Hallows Eve edge but with elegance.  Then you are in luck!  This fabulous Halloween Dress from *Bliss Couture* is dark and edgy, airy and elegant, and sleek and sexy.  It is also FREE when you become a *Bliss Doll* (member group/free to join).  The detailing on this wonderful dress is a gauzy netting with bats in flight…I love that the edging on the top and skirt is formed by the bat silhouette.  Perfect for dancing the night away with your immortal beloved.
She's a CHOP ZUEY Fascinator in her *Bliss Couture*...

I couldn’t resist pairing the dress with the equally edgy yet elegant Itsy Bitsy Spider Fascinator (group gift/350L to join and worth EVERY linden!) from CHOP ZUEY COUTURE JEWELLRY.  The detailing in this amazing hat contrasts and yet compliments the dress.  The Bat necklace is a 2009 group gift from Alienbear Design….which is free to join, however, you won’t need to join the group to score this amazing piece of jewelry…just follow the embedded link to the Marketplace and it is yours for FREE!  I also picked up the Jewel Bat Earrings *PROMO* (15L) on the Marketplace from Xia’s Boutique…these earrings are loaded with color/texture and size change options!
She's a CHOP ZUEY Fascinator in her *Bliss Couture*

So what are you waiting for…grab your favorite undead dance partner and haunt the night away in style.

The Details

Free!!!

Dress:  *Bliss Couture* 2012 Halloween Gown Gift Bag (group gift/free to join) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gown/74/209/354

Necklace:  Alienbear design (2009 halloween gift Bat Necklace (black)) https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Alienbear-design-2009-halloween-gift-Bat-Necklace-black/98092

Prim Eyeliner:  Group Gift (free to join) *LpD* Skins Mainstore http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/GoldenSand%20Island%20008/173/81/606

Almost Free!!

Earrings:  Jewel Bat Earrings *PROMO* (15L)  from Xia’s Boutique  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Jewel-Bat-Earrings-PROMO/4109505

Color Change Claws:   (5L) available from Mini-me Productions https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Color-Change-Claws/2778198

Group Gift/with join fee

Hat:  Itsy bitsy Spider Fascinator (group gift/350L to join and well worth it!)  from CHOP ZUEY COUTURE JEWELLRY http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chop%20Zuey/39/138/27

NOT Free

Shoes:  Venezia (black)  from Similar Quality Italian Ladies Footwear http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sleeping%20Beauty/173/189/26

Hair:  booN des423hair attachment and booN matching hairbase (sold separately) from SAIKIN and booN http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SAIKIN/128/125/698

Skin:  –Jadis- Natural- 9 (a) (not free) from Glam Affair http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beauty%20Avatar%20couture/164/134/25

Eyes:  [Curio] Tragic Eyes – Fatpack (Purples and Blues) Watercolor Shine Large (Prim eyes) Not currently available.

Prim Eyelashes:  *REDGRAVE* Eyelashes- 11-Showgirl  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/REDGRAVE%20Skins%20Fashion/97/162/23

Mesh Eyelashes:  ::BB:: (Beetlebones) Mesh Lashes V.01 (SLEB Black) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beetlebones/48/39/2098

Beauty Marks:  [:T:] Beauty Marks tattoo layers (layer option 2) [:Tuli:] https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/T-Beauty-marks-tattoo-layers/1829557

Pose:  Diva  and Mode Dork Packs (not free) from aDORKable Poses http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Deck/77/192/21

Shot on location at:  The Glass Pavillion http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BAY%20OF%20BALFALAS/69/56/24

She’s a Chrysalis Sorceress…

Chrysalis Sorceress

Don’t walk…RUN to Chrysalis to grab this Metamorphosis Dress!!!  It is a group gift (free to join) and a MUST have for Haunting away the hours on All Hollows Eve.   It is also ONLY available for THREE days…so hurry on over…what are you waiting for…take the taxi!!!  This dress comes with the butterfly head piece, collar, arm and leg butterfly adornments.  I decided to wear my sleek booN des423 hair attachment with the matching boon hairbase from *SAIKIN and booN (not free).  The shoes are Venezia (black) (not free) from Similar Quality Italian Ladies Footwear. ANNNDDDD…I went back to the [Etchaflesh/Virtual Props] Tricks and Treat Hunt for a THIRD time (it is so easy to do!!) and scored the Elektra the Lightening Girl Pose set…complete with these fabulous lightening bolts!!!  (no group join required…just grab the Hunt HUD and fill it with the  candy pieces to redeem it for a prize on one of the kiosks).
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I accessorized the outfit with these fabulous color change Demon Horns (5L) and color change Claws (5L) from Mini-me Productions on the Marketplace.  The skin is Jadis Snow Queen from Glam Affair (not free),  black lips (1L) are .:Glamorize:. Rival Black Combo Makeup from Micalia Darkrose on the Marketplace, face tattoo is Face Deco VIP Spring 2011 Collection (black) (old group gift/50L join fee) from Sascha’s Designs, – DAMNED – CatEyes MakeUp (75L) from – DAMNED – BodyShop on the Marketplace, the *Witch* Eyes are part of the *LpD* Skins Mainstore *Witch* skin and eyes group gift pack (free to join)….and the really cool eyeliner (prim attachment) is also from *LpD* Skins Mainstore (group gift/free to join).

The Details

Free!!!

Metamorphosis Dress:  Group gift (free to join)  Chrysalis http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gigli%20Aragami/188/55/24

*Witch* Eyes:  Group gift (free to join) *LpD* Skins Mainstore http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/GoldenSand%20Island%20008/173/81/606

Prim Eyeliner:  Group Gift (free to join) *LpD* Skins Mainstore http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/GoldenSand%20Island%20008/173/81/606

Elektra the Lightening Girl Pose Pack:  Hunt item from the [Etchaflesh/Virtual Props] Tricks and Treat Hunt http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Endless%20Death/43/164/29

Almost Free and reasonable!

Color Change Demon Horns & Claws:   (5L each) available from Mini-me Productions https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Demon-Horns/2778561

Black Lips:  .:Glamorize:. Rival Black Combo Makeup (1L) from Micalia Darkrose https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Glamorize-Rival-Black-Combo-Makeup/2844638

Cat eye make-up:  – DAMNED – CatEyes MakeUp (75L) from – DAMNED – BodyShop https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/DAMNED-CatEyes-MakeUp/1819437

Face Tattoo:  Face Deco VIP Spring 2011 Collection (black) from Sascha’s Designs  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coco%20Beach%20Kelina/252/201/23

NOT Free

Shoes:  Venezia (black)  from Similar Quality Italian Ladies Footwear http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sleeping%20Beauty/173/189/26

Hair:  booN des423hair attachment and booN matching hairbase (sold separately) from SAIKIN and booN http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SAIKIN/128/125/698

Skin:  Jadis Snow Queen (not free) from Glam Affair http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beauty%20Avatar%20couture/164/134/25

*Photos were shot on location @ Journey to the Lost City http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BAY%20OF%20BALFALAS/246/129/2220

She’s got that pumpkin swagga from AMERIE, ::HINAKO Hair:: and *{ SeVered GarDeN }* …

Pumpkin Swagga from AMERIE, :SEY & *{ SeVered GarDeN }*

How Alice-inWonderland adorable is this Halloween Dress from AMERIE?!!  It matches perfectly with the equally adorable Pumpkin Bag from :SEY…BOTH are gifties from The Ghost of Halloween Hunt.  This hunt is an absolute blast to do…you search for the little ghosts that flit about and click on them for your prize…but beware…some of the apparitions are tricksters and you’ll end up with one on your head!!  I felt like a real Ghost Buster…so much fun hunting these little BOO monsters.

The swaggerific Halloween shoes (orange and black skull design with ankle socks!) are from *{ SeVered GarDeN }* on the Marketplace for the amazingly low price of 40L!!!  The fishnet stockings were part of an old group gift from N-core Design (free to join).
Pumpkin Swagga with AMERIE, :SEY and *{ SeVered GarDeN }*

A BIG thank you to Kyle for the heads up on this hunt AND for the tip on The Feast of All Saints Hunt…where I scored this delightful Aimee cat ear hair from ::HINAKO Hair::.  WIN!!

The Details

FREE!!!

Halloween Dress:  Gift @ AMERIE from The Ghost of Halloween Hunt http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/AMERIE/209/94/28

Pumpkin bag 09/or:  Gift @ :SEY from The Ghost of Halloween Hunt http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/AMERIE/209/94/28

Aimee cat ear hair orange black:  Gift @ ::HINAKO Hair:: for The Feast of All Saints Hunt http://tashporthos.wix.com/coverthunts#!feast-of-all-saints-hunt

Not Free

Skin:  – Glam Affair – Jadis – Natural 09(a) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beauty%20Avatar%20couture/164/134/25

Eyes:  [Curio] Tragic Eyes – Fatpack (Purples and Blues) Watercolor Shine Large (Prim eyes) Not currently available.

Prim Eyelashes:  *REDGRAVE* Eyelashes- 11-Showgirl  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/REDGRAVE%20Skins%20Fashion/97/162/23

Mesh Eyelashes:  ::BB:: (Beetlebones) Mesh Lashes V.01 (SLEB Black) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beetlebones/48/39/2098

Beauty Marks:  [:T:] Beauty Marks tattoo layers (layer option 2) [:Tuli:] https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/T-Beauty-marks-tattoo-layers/1829557

No longer available

Fish net stockings:  Old group gift from N-core Designs (free to join) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Heels/126/127/25

Poses & Location

Bag Lady Dork Pack:  aDORKable Poses (300L) https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/aDORKable-Poses-Bag-Lady-Dork-Pack/1561570

Shot on location at AMERIE sim http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/AMERIE/209/94/28