A Steampunk Romance

Angel Dessous black box Wednesday special, Alice, resembles a Victorian Steampunk gown with its black lace petticoat and chocolate satin petal skirt & bodice. The black lace fingerless gloves and frilled bolero shawl collar complete the look.  I styled the gown with chocolate Virtual Impressions stud earrings and Violator umbrella. The black box special is only available today, Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the main store for 69L.

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The Runway Perfect Hunt has started!

The Runway Perfect Hunt (TRPH) is one of my favorite hunts organized by pose maker Morgane Batista running from May 1- May 31, 2013.  There are 50 stores and each hunt gift cost 5L each.  Menswear item are available at selected store and I will have a separate blog post with the guys gifts.  Because the hunt is so large, I will break the gift previews into a number of posts.  This post will concentration on evening wear.

Liv Glam Sequined Jacket & skirt

  • Skin: Dulce Secrets, Orazia Malibu
  • Jewelry: Pure Poison, Gold Runaway Earrings
  • Jacket & Skirt: Liv Glam, Palazzi Gold
  • Nails: Izzie’s, Metallic (not part of TRPH)
  • Clutch: Finesmith, Gold/Copper Sequined (not part of TRPH)
  • Hair: Truth, Kasia (not part of TRPH)
  • Backdrop: KaTink, Perfect Portrait Curtain (Texture Change)

Wet Cat Prop Pose A, 1 Hundred dress, DS Skin, White-Widow make-up, MPP Shoes, Moon Nails

Close-up; DS Skin, White- Widow make-up, Moondance Nails

  • Skin: Dulce Secrets, Orazia Malibu
  • Make-up: White-Widow Face Tattoo, Tresor Black/Pink
  • Jewelry: Artistry By ~E~
  • Dress: 1 Hundred, VIP Dress Fuschia
  • Shoes: My Pretty Pixels, Box Heels Emerald
  • Nails: Moondance Boutique, Aqueos Square Long
  • Hair: Truth, Vicky (not part of TRPH)
  • Backdrop: KaTink, Perfect Portrait Curtain (Texture Change)
  • Pose: WetCat BackStage Glamour Prop

Close-up- Lovely Mi make-up, Pure Poision earrings, Bubble's design gown

Full- Bubble's Design, Lovel Mi make-up

  • Skin: Dulce Secrets, Orazia Malibu
  • Make-up: Lovely Mi, Kallisto Blue eyeshadow
  • Jewelry: Pure Poison, Gold Runaway Earrings
  • Gown: Bubble’s Designs, Poems
  • Shoes: DragonLady’s Closet, Juilanna in Black (Matching pumps)
  • Nails: Moondance Boutique, Aqueos Square Long
  • Hair: Truth, Marisol (not part of TRPH)
  • Pose: Masoom, DivaII1

Close-up- DS Skin, White Widow make-up, jewelry & Ma Vie poseFull- Paris Metro gown, Ma Vie Pose

  • Skin: Dulce Secrets, Orazia Malibu
  • Make-up: White-Widow Face Tattoo, Tresor Black/White
  • Jewelry: Artistry By ~E~
  • Gown: Paris Metro, Evening Light
  • Shoes: DragonLady’s Closet, Juilanna in Black (Matching pumps)
  • Nails: Moondance Boutique, Aqueos Square Long
  • Hair: Truth, Vicky (not part of TRPH)
  • Backdrop: KaTink, Perfect Portrait Curtain (Texture Change)
  • Pose: Ma Vie, TRPH 6 & 8

Close-up- Gizza gown, lovely Mi make-up

Full- Gizza, Lovely Mi make-up, DS skin & Masoom pose

  • Skin: Dulce Secrets, Orazia Malibu
  • Make-up: Lovely Mi, Kallisto Blue eyeshadow
  • Jewelry: Finesmith, Love Doesn’t Grow on Trees (not part of TRPH)
  • Gown: Gizza, The Runway Perfect Gown
  • Nails: Izzie’s, Metallic (not part of TRPH)
  • Hair: Truth, Briony (not part of TRPH)
  • Pose: Masoom, DivaII3

Close-up- Ezura Gown, Katink backdrop, Ma Vie pose 8

Ezura Gown, Katink backdrop, Ma Vie pose 8

  • Skin: Dulce Secrets, Orazia Malibu
  • Jewelry: Virtual Impression, Fleur set (not part of TRPH)
  • Gown: Ezura, Emerald Velvet Gown
  • Nails: Izzie’s, Metallic (not part of TRPH)
  • Hair: Truth, Emerald (not part of TRPH)
  • Backdrop: KaTink, Perfect Portrait Curtain (Texture Change)
  • Pose: Ma Vie, TRPH pose 8

Dulce Secret Skin, Dragon Lady Closet gown, Finesmith jewlery, Katink backdrop & Morgane pose

Full- Dulce Secret Skin, Dragon Lady Closet gown, Finesmith jewlery, Katink backdrop & Morgane pose

  • Skin & Make-up: Dulce Secrets, Orazia Malibu & Gold Eyeliner
  • Jewelry: Finesmith, Nova Earth
  • Gown & Shoes: DragonLady’s Closet, Juilanna in Black
  • Nails: Moondance Boutique, Aqueos Square Long
  • Hair: Mr. & Miss C, Kate (not part of TRPH)
  • Pose & Backdrop: KaTink, Female poses & Perfect Portrait Curtain

Lemon Drops & Jelly Beans!

Hello again my friends!  Last week was so crazy busy in RL that I completely forget about Angel Dessous black box Wednesday special.  But, I’m back to present Angel’s Unique Blackbox special #2: Falbala lingerie set in Easter Yellow, or as I like to call it, Lemon drop. And, yes, you might have noticed the name change.  I’m not completely sure why Angel Dessous has decided to rebrand the blackbox specials in the middle of March but from now on the specials are called unique blackbox…… (I however, will skip the formality and continue to refer to them as “blackbox” to simplify any confusion). You might also notice that my location for the pictures has changed.  On Monday, my SL house was attacked by spam, griefers and bird bots.  My best friend and roommate was swarmed with crazy parrots pushing her out of our house and into the ocean.  Niki said she knew how Tippi Hedern felt in Hitchcock’s The Birds now.  After complaining to our landlady and writing numerous abuse report tickets to Linden Labs, we hoped that everything would be cleaned up and we could use the house.  Unfortunately, when I logged in today, I was not able to access my SL house.  So, for all of you who need a place to change or rez items other than public sandbox, may I suggest Kastle Rock.  I had no problem finding a corner area in the mainstore, downloading everything I needed, changing and I wasn’t hassled by creepers or pervs.  Just please be courteous and pick up after yourself.  My background location for the photos today are Carrie’s Lingerie.  Carrie changed the outside area into a park with secret gardens and hideaways, it’s really magical…so check it out!

The Falbala lingerie set in Easter Yellow is a soft rose print lace corset, panties and stockings perfect for spring romance.  I paired the Falbala set with Virtual Impression Suella in Lemon and Truth Blonde2Fade hair (available @ The Arcade Gatcha Event until March 31).  Virtual Impression is celebrating their sixth anniversay with a month long sale: all jewelry, sets and footwear on the first floor are 199L (including the texture change set that are regularly priced for 599L), and all tiara & ring sets on the second floor are 399L.  You should check it out and pick up the new March group gift.

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Angel Dessous is also offering a special Easter dress as the group gift (free to join). The Summerbrezze mesh below the knee cocktail dress is super fun in jelly bean print panel on black with spagetti straps.  I paired the jelly bean dress with Ali & Ali Jasmine hair in Cyan (Easter egg hunt gift), hot pink bunny ears (marketplace find), Virtual Impression Carole set (March group gift), and peeps Easter basket & animated peep headpiece (The Nest Easter Egg Hunt).  Easter pose is the Happy Easter Hunt gift from [[Masoom]]. All these items are free, so you have lindens left to buy goodies for your favorite Easter bunny!

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One last reminder, Angel Dessous Angel of the Month contest is due March 31, 2013 with the theme- Weddings.  Here’s a chance for those of you who are dreaming of your perfect wedding to style your avi.

Fashion For Life – Tribute to John Galliano & The 7 Wonders of the World

Update:  I want to spotlight the ethereal Lolly gown designed by *SoliDea FoliEs*, exclusively for Fashion for Life.  It was worn by the beautiful, talented, creative and soulful Cao Lionheart, Miss. Virtual World, South Korea (retired).  Personally, I’m always inspired by Cao’s dramatic artistic styling, the humanity she portrays in her blog and her generosity of spirit.  The Lolly gown embodies all that is soft and graceful, airy and fragile, qualities that personify Ms. Cao.

Lolly gown

The Fashion for Life final runway show was a tribute to John Galliano that took place on the  Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 10am SLT.  I was invited by Warm Clarity-Jupiter, CEO of Ghee and unfortunately, I crashed more times than Liz Taylor married.  However, I was able to see the final ‘one of a kind gown’ worn by Frolic Mills, CEO of BOSL and designed by the extraordinary Belle Roussel of Chop Zuey.  Frolic was dripping in 500 diamonds and rockin’ a nice weave.  The gown was auctioned off right there on the runway.  Drama and catfights abound, and that was in the audience.  The auction started at 5,000L and quickly turn serious when a two ladies tried to out bid each other (and at some points out bid themself).  Finally, the price hit 100,000L and everyone was sure that one of the ladies were going to be seen on the grid in this gown….but out of nowhere a silent bidder drove the price up to 140,000L and crazy offers were being thrown in to sweeten the pot (Frolic will style you in the gown for 150,000L, Belle will make the same gown in black diamonds for 175,000L, and a little something about someone sucking on toes,  eeew).  The winning bid was from the silent bidder for 150,000L and one of the ladies donated 100,000L for the black diamond gown.  All the proceed goes to the American Cancer Society.

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Following the live auction, some of the exclusive runway gowns were placed ‘on sale’ for 50% off, at the back of the runway available until close of FFL, Sunday, March 17, 2013.  Honestly, the sale prices were so high that I couldn’t consider attempting to justify taking any of the gowns home.  But, I took a few pictures of some of the creations to wet your appetite.  And, if you have not checked out FFL, do so now.

Boudoir Gizza

MoreaTres Beau

The week-long event closes on Sunday, March 17, 2013.  There are 7 sims, designed after the Seven Wonders of the World.  The Egyptian sim, Temple of Zeus at Olympia is awesome and houses Liv Glam, Body Doubles and Amacci.  The Greek Temple, Artemis at Ephesus houses Virtual Impressions, Mohna Lisa Couture, Belleza, and Bliss Couture.  For a lush and tropical escape, stop by the Gardens of Babylon.  This sim is truly gorgeous and it’s my favorite by far, it houses Tres Beau, Gizza and !deviousMinds.  The far out Pyramid of Giza sim is sensational, just the ride alone entering the sim is worth it….. well for anyone who saw Star Wars opening with Luke speeding in and out of tunnels, you get that and so much more.  The sim houses Chop Zuey, Madrid Solo and Morea.  Up next is the half under water sim, for a lack of better description, Lighthouse of Alexandria.  (And, for all my Steampunk lovers out there, a crazy cool half chair, half eye, half garlic thingie that worth a peek).  Personally, I got a little creeped out here but it could be my fear of seagulls rather than the sim.  This one houses Purple Moon, Boudoir and Carrie’s Lingerie.  And, finally the giant stone man, Colossus of Rhodes.  Honestly, I have nightmares about this dude and my constant climb up his leg.  He houses Finesmith, Emotions and Wet Cat.  For the sim build only and the art, go and participate.  The runway and party lounge represnted the final Wonder of the World, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.  Also, at the main landing point there is a memorial garden, hope haven, resource library and a survivors gazebo, a peaceful and serene escape that you need to see.  Remember 100% of the proceeds goes to charity, so that’s worth taking a look for, right?

Soldier of Love

Angel Dessous black box Wednesday special, Lulu is a swiss dot rifle green lingerie set sure to bring out your inner soldier of love.  Paired with golden brown Virtual Impression set and military boots, fireworks are guaranteed. The black box special is only good Wednesday at the main store for 69L.

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