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Bunny Tales

Posted by Stephen Bentham on January 26, 2009

Bunny Tales   Bunny Tales

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Subtle Touches and Needful Things

Posted by Caliah Lyon on December 15, 2008

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Redefining the Classics

Posted by Caliah Lyon on November 13, 2007

Grey may have been the choice staple this fall/winter, but for those who prefer richer colours and a more traditional autumnal palette the deep metallics – bronze, gold – as well as the usual red, sienna, and orange – are a sure way to add a touch of warmth. The silhouette is slim and spare in these five outfits, but the look is far from minimalist with fur, wool, brocade, muted prints, and crocodile.

Designers have achieved near-perfection with many of the sculptie knee-high boots recently, and the choices here are must-haves.

Noir
The Nicole Suit from Nicky Ree is perhaps one of the most versatile of dressy alternatives to a gown; with Nicky’s usual array of skirt and pant options and a few choice changes of accessories one can have a myriad of variations on the basic suit. Wear with a delicate cocktail hat from Morrigan Hyun, some fur trim and the long centre skirt for a touch of Old Hollywood, or a high-collared undershirt and Siyu Suen’s Sun Hat tinted dark grey (free at her store) for a costume with a hint of the Edwardian, sans corset.

Nicole Suit in Black,  Nicky Ree, L$800; Fur Collar in Grey from the Duchess Coat, Casa Del Shai, L$750; Fur Cuffs (tinted dark grey) from the Anneline Brown Jacket by  Ivalde, Calla Anniversary gift; Leather Gloves in Black, Tete a Pied, L$100; Valena Hat in Black, Elegance Hats, L$175; Alyssa Diamond Bitchstick, Foxy’s Smoke Shop, L$290, Claris Black Pearl Choker and Earrings, RFL Limited Edition, Muse; Ten-Colour Ankle-Strap Pump, Stiletto Moody, L$2750. Hair: Christina from ETD.

Autumn
The Virginie Breeches and Liah Boots in Chocolate both have a rich bronze gleam; matched with a leopard-patterned silk blouse, leather gloves and the Tilo leather posture collar/scarf, this may be orange overkill, but the combination of textures in the same palette made this outfit too fun to resist.

Secretary Blouse in Brown, Casa del Shai (pack), L$400; Gunmetal Breeches from the Virginie Riding Suit, Last Call, L$450; The Marquise Corset in Chocolate (undershirt layer), Casa del Shai, L$450;  Posture Collar from the Tilo outfit, Last Call, L$400; Short Leather Gloves in Tan, Tete a Pied, L$100; Tri-Colour Ethnic Wood Bangle, Earthtones, L$129; Classic Tank Watch in Natural/Gold, Muse, $200; Liah Boots in Chocolate, Last Call: Vamp, L$250; Hair: Gwen from ETD.

Crimson
High-quality open coats for women are still a rarity despite the recent windfall of coats, and as such the fact that this striking metallic red crocodile trench was made for men shouldn’t discourage one from wearing it. Tone down the effect with a a black sweater dress, a scarf rather than the fur collar, and play up the manga-esque element with some metallic leggings, dyed hair and a slick pair of boots.

Le Smoking Croc Trench Coat in Red, Casa del Shai, L$700; Rainy Day Dress in White (tinted dark grey), Armidi Gisaci, L$235; Metallic Leggings in Bronze, Armidi Limited, L$95; Electric Bugaloo Patterns Scarf, Gritty Kitty (Block Party Limited Edition); Fear and Loathing Watch, Wilted Rose, L$120; Kyoto Boots in Black/Black, L$375, and Fi Umo Sunglasses in Black Tortoise/Black Lens, L$225, Armidi Gisaci. Hair: Pasadena Girl III (full flex) from Armidi.

Gold
The same fitted dress from Armidi can be paired with this golden brocade blazer for a different and very versatile, sophisticated look; change the bronze leggings and sleek boots to hose and a pair of pumps, and you can go from dressy casual to all business in a matter of seconds. Add chunky gold jewelry and a vibrantly coloured crocodile bag.

Jennifer Brocade Belted Blazer, Last Call, L$200; Rainy Day Dress in Black, Armidi Gisaci, L$235; Metallic Leggings in Bronze, Armidi Limited, L$95; Sculptie Boots in Black, Redgrave, L$450; Freja Shoulder Bag in Pink, Bare Rose, L$140; Fi Umo Sunglasses in Black Tortoise/Gold Lens, L$225, Armidi Gisaci; Gold Necklace from Muse (as yet unreleased); Triste Rosette Earrings in Gold, Muse, L$300. Hair: Phoebe from ETD.

Bronze
Comfortable enough for drinks at the pub but dressy enough for an evening out, this look hinges on the richly textured sweater with a trompe l’oeil rose and string of pearls. Complete with prim cuffs and collar and a plain option, they’re available in a variety of colours and a steal at 10L.

Cuddly Sweater in Red with Rose, Simone at Fashion Avenue, L$10; Skirt from the Nouvelle Librarian in Corn and Brown, Casa del Shai, L$250; Red hose from the 13-colour hose pack, Blaze, L$100; Sculptie Boots in Smoke from Redgrave, L$450; Freja Square Handbag in Brown, Bare Rose, L$140; Freshwater Pearl Necklace, Muse CSI:NY free gift, and Claris Pearl Earrings in Gold, L$50. Hair: Phoebe from ETD.

Have a good week 🙂

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The Witching Hour

Posted by Caliah Lyon on October 30, 2007

As All Hallows’ Eve draws nigh, and revenants and wraiths cross over from the paths of the dead to haunt the doorsteps of the living, one would be wise to follow their lead and adopt a spectral guise.

Whether if you waited till late, or found just one costume in which to make the rounds of the many celebrations that mark this season, there are more than a few more that are worth acquiring, even if Halloween were past.

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The winged serpent that was said to constantly gnaw at the deepest root of Yggdrasil, Nidhogg means “tearer of corpses.”

Nidhogg, Bare Rose, $L150. Hair: Deviant Kitties Symon in White, $L175; Skin: Cake Jessica Pearl in Rain, $1250; Boots (not shown): Armidi Gisaci Kyoto Black on Black Boots, $L375.

Whether the costume of a courtesan or a Japanese ghost, the Thorn of Beauty is beautiful and elaborate enough to draw glances from your fellow fiends and night creatures.

Thorn of Beauty in Blue, Bare Rose, $L180. Hair: Yukiko in Midnight by Cherry Tokyo, L$150; Skin: Cake Jessica Pearl in Rain.

The Titania’s Court Faun avatars have long had their share of admirers – and what better time to try one on than Halloween?

Titania’s Court Female Faun Avatar in Snow by Riann Maltese, $L600. Hair: Kin Amaunet in White, $L100; Skin: Cake Jessica Pearl in Brat, $L1250; Clothes: Snow Mummy from Bare Rose, $L135. Accessories: Antlers from Lady of Deer, Bare Rose, L$145.

Angels needn’t be snowy-feathered and haloed with light, and at a masquerade your costume should speak for itself. You can’t go wrong with an ensemble by Bare Rose, Nicky Ree and a mask from Illusions.

Behind the Mask, Bare Rose, $L145 (mask, shirt, pants, mermaid skirt and shoulder feathers); Nicky Ree Swan Queen (upper prim sleeves and cuffs) in Black, L$980. Illusions Columbina Mask in Black/Silver, L$125 (modified with feathers from the Gracile hat) and Black Angel Wings (as yet unreleased); TaP Long Leather Gloves in Black, L$100; Armidi Gisaci Kyoto Black/Black Boots. Hair: Kin Lucy in White, L$100; Skin: Cake Jessica Pearl in Rain. Accessories: Staff (modified) from the Magma Succubus Avatar, Grendel’s Children.

Happy Halloween!

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A Darker Season

Posted by Caliah Lyon on September 27, 2007

The month of October, and Halloween, draws nigh, and with it its balls and costume parties and masquerades.

It’s fitting that these outfits here have a slightly darker, yet elegant edge to them, though I feel it’s too early yet to don a mask. Nicky Ree’s Swan Queen in Black is a dramatic ensemble appropriate for the season, and I couldn’t resist including it in my style diary post during my break. I rather like how the feathers in the skirt look like brush strokes from a painting in this particular photo.

Black and Blood
Left: Shirt and shoulder prims from the EGA Noble Black, Bare Rose; Black Stripes Austere Corset from Kyoot; Gloves, underpants and pants from the Rebecca Outfit, Last Call; Liah Boots in Onyx from Last Call Vamp; Chatelaine Shoulder Brooch in Silver (chains removed), Ariane Ring in Silver/Diamond and Dauphine Earrings in Silver/Jet (unreleased) from Muse. Hair: Paris in Harbor, Naughty.

Right: Swan Queen in Black by Nicky Ree; Hair: Hermia in Nickel Burnt (tinted) from ETD.

Shopping Information:
Bare Rose by June Dion, Bare Rose, (146, 11, 38)
Kyoot by Saeya Nyanda, Vakkert Gal (190, 224, 22)
Last Call/Last Call: Vamp by Ginny Talamasca & Lyra Muse, Dazzle (68, 11, 27)
Muse by Caliah Lyon, Linji (143, 151, 49)
Naughty (Influence Hair) by Lost Thereian, Naughty Island (82, 112, 23)
Nicky Ree by Nicky Ree, Deco (86, 97, 34)
ETD Hair by Elikapeka Tiramisu, ETD Isle (212, 216, 26)

I may be on a short break with smaller releases rather than large ones, as I’ve decided to move stores, and the preparation will likely last all month, even if it’s already underway. I’m hoping I won’t be too overworked for new releases and freebies. Stay tuned 🙂

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Monochrome

Posted by Caliah Lyon on August 11, 2007

I’m still in a dream-state over some of the runway shows for fall. Limited as your choices in SL are, the latest releases have offered us a chance at capturing the stark elegance of the season.

One of these, Saeya Nyanda’s Wilted Wednesday Vest, is a must-have for your wardrobe. I photographed it here coupled with one of Bare Rose’s newest designs, Noble Fleur, and a glittery Paper Couture skirt to add a touch of glamour to the richly textured black of this outfit. A pair of ankle-strap stilettos would suit this look as well, and I would recommend using a different pair of black gloves.
*The Fleur brocaded coat has a set of ties up the front that may detract from the overall look, so I lowered the front of the collar to 0 in appearance mode. Click for larger versions of the photos.

Armour
Outfit: Wilted Wednesday Vest from Kyoot; Noble Fleur Seducer in Silver from Bare Rose (top, coat skirt, and arm ruffles) tinted dark grey; Undershirt from the Satin Pantsuit with Bowtie Neck by G.L.A.M; Stray Horse skirt from Paper Couture, remade into a slender, longer skirt to fit under the coat. Tights are from the Attendant outfit from Bare Rose, tinted dark grey; gloves from the “Vincent” outfit from Bare Rose, shortened. Earrings from the Muse Claris Black Pearl set in Silver.
Hair: Anisa/Anne from ETD (modified combination of both hairstyles)
Shoes: Quinn in Black from Last Call Vamp.

Cigarette holder is optional 😉

This look is vaguely reminiscent of “upscale newsboy” *laughs* Another example that monochromatic grey and black does not necessarily equate to formal or gothic. This outfit was based on the gorgeous pants from the Jersey Girl outfit by Alla Ruff. I exhausted myself looking for a pair of sleek black boots, but nothing in SL at the moment fits, so I gave up and created the pair I should have made months and months ago, of both sculpted and ordinary prims.

Grey
Left: Undershirt and shirt from the Satin Pantsuit with Bowtie Neck by G.L.A.M.; Pants from Jersey Girl, by Veschi; Devyn Hair and Hat from Moderno; Black Socks from the Kushukushu Kutsushita set from Shop Seu; gloves from the “Vincent” outfit from Bare Rose; High Class Evening Bag from the Diamond Cocktail Set from Deux Filles; Muse Sleek Black Boots, by Caliah Lyon (unreleased). Earrings from the Claris Black Pearl set in Silver & Classic Tank Watch in Black/Gold from Muse.
Right: Catherine Top from Dazzle (discontinued); Pants from Jersey Girl, by Veschi; Devyn Hair and Hat from Moderno; Black Socks from the Kushukushu Kutsushita set from Shop Seu; gloves from the “Vincent” outfit from Bare Rose; High Class Evening Bag from the Diamond Cocktail Set from Deux Filles; Muse Sleek Black Boots, by Caliah Lyon (unreleased). Earrings from the Muse Claris Black Pearl set in Silver.

Shopping Information:
Kyoot by Saeya Nyanda, Vakkert Gal (190, 224, 22)
Bare Rose Haute Couture by June Dion, Black Cat (203, 222, 27)
Paper Couture by the Lus, Tableau (160, 106, 0)
G.L.A.M. by Chloris Hathor, Sunset Arts (157, 223, 550)
Veschi by Alla Ruff, Hopes Point (167, 85, 23)
Last Call Vamp by Lyra Muse, Dazzle (193, 9, 27)
Deux Filles by Heidi Herbst, Desire (137, 131, 105)
Shop Seu by Seu Ahn, Shimokitazawa (209, 83, 27)
Moderno hair by Starley Thereian, Dazzle (130, 12, 27)
ETD Hair by Elikapeka Tiramisu, ETD Isle (212, 216, 26)

Have a good weekend, everyone 🙂

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A Few Fall Looks

Posted by Caliah Lyon on August 3, 2007

I’ve been trying lately not to be so complacent in coming up with looks for myself; the Fall 2007 collections, in particular, have been pretty inspiring, though one may be hard-pressed to come up with their equivalent in SL. In a little fit of creativity I decided to root in my closet and attempt to redo my look for fall. One aspect of the fall collections that is extremely difficult to capture is the silhouette – the long coats and straight shift dresses are not very well mimicked by SL’s babydoll-style prim skirts. I’m no style expert but overall I really like the fall collections; the sleeker, more spare silhouettes, judicious use of volume and rich jewel colours coupled with stark black, grey and white – are more to my taste than what was out for spring.

Two of these three outfits were at least partly inspired by Philip Lim’s RTW collection, esp. the shoes, tights and use of colour. I would have preferred to remove the bows on the Tuxedo Pumps so the shoes would fit the look properly.


Left: Relika Tubetop in Beige from the Relika Love Lace set; Piano Skirt from BettyPage (shortened to miniskirt length); Pixelmen Velvet Jacket in Grey (shortened); Satchel from Happy Bivouac (slightly retextured and stripped of prim chains and rivets); Plain Transparent Tights (freebie) from Paper Couture; Discreet Demi-Boot in Gunmetal by Lyra Muse (discontinued); Claire Diamond Earrings from Muse, Journey Drop Necklace from Earthtones. Hair: Nicole in Driftwood from Naughty.

Middle: Jacqui outfit from Last Call (shop freebie); Stray Horse Jacket (from the Stray Horse outfit) by Paper Couture; Janine Zippered Booties in Black from Jeepers Creepers; Black Orchid Necklace (from the Black Orchid Set) by Paper Couture. Hair: Jack (men’s hair) in Cafe from Moderno, by Starley Thereian.

Right: Relika Tubetop in Beige from the Relika Love Lace set; Boho Skirt (from the Fall ’06 Boho Summer outfit) by Paper Couture; Sweater, Cropped Wrap: Black Jacket freebie from Pixeldolls, Hose in Pale from Blaze, Tuxedo Pumps in Khaki from Shiny Things, Vixen Premium small shoulderbag in Black from Bare Rose, Claire Diamond Earrings and Classic Tank Watch in Black/Silver from Muse. Hair: Drama in Driftwood from Naughty.

The boots in the middle look can be replaced with some pointed-toe heels to look a bit classier (like the black Quinn heels from LC Vamp).

I thought I’d have a bit of fun with a fur stole I’d acquired as a prize from Siyu Suen’s store and added the prims from the Black Orchid jacket from Paper Couture. Though the fur prevalent in the fall couture collections seems to be more in the form of fur trim, collars and small embellishments, I got a little carried away with this. The left outfit looks very 80’s though! The addition of the clutch was inspired by Valentino.


Left: Fur Stole in Black, Illusions by Siyu Suen (worn without the back prim); prims from the Black Orchid outfit, Paper Couture (collar reattached to the spine rather than chest, to make way for a necklace); Black Jacket freebie from Pixeldolls (tinted black); Regina top and skirt in Black from Bossa Nova; Hose in Black from Blaze, Essential Stilettos in Charcoal/Black from Sylfie Minogue’s Prim Seduction; Claris Black Pearl Set & Elegant Black Clutch in Black/Gold from Muse.

Right: Fur Stole in Black, Illusions by Siyu Suen (worn without the back prim); prims from the Black Orchid outfit, Paper Couture; Black Jacket freebie from Pixeldolls (tinted black); Luce top, skirt and brooch w/ scarf, Last Call (discontinued, tinted a dark pewter); Essential Stilettos in Charcoal/Black from Sylfie Minogue’s Prim Seduction; Triste Coeur Silver Earrings from Muse. Hair: Tyra from ETD.

And this extra, somewhat plain tribute to the grey dresses all over the runways:

Catherine Sweater Dress from Dazzle (discontinued); Manna Tights from Savvy?; Discreet Demi Boot by Lyra Muse (discontinued); Business Class blazer by Simone (tinted grey)

I suppose I should add more richly detailed outfits but a lot of what I’ve been seeing seems the wrong kind of busy for fall, if that makes any sense. Obviously I love picking apart the PC outfits and some of Ginny’s creations to mix and match, though I’ve generally kept within my more minimalist sense of style with these.

Have a great weekend!

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