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The Witches Warn — Something Wicked This Way Comes — Featuring Chop Zuey and !Lybra!

The scene opens, and a fearsome group of witches chant and prophecy, whispering words in an Olde English tongue, and MacBeth enters. One of the great stories of William Shakespeare, and fraught with all the excitement of earthly gasp and second-worldly wisdom, inspires this new set of jewelry from Chop Zuey. Thank you Belle for making more than jewelry. You always have a story to share, a tale to tell, and an adventure for us to take with you when we wear your ingenious pieces.

Second Witch:
“By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.
Open, locks,
Whoever knocks.”

Karina by Lybra made me smile because during the years I took Russian in college, I had to sign my name КАРИНА – which when translated to the alphabet more of us recognize, Karina. There are a thousand ways to make something flexible and something traditional in Second Life clothing design, but it at times feels like only two or three ways may be used by many. When I put on this dress, there were layers of skirt that moved with unique flair, something fresh and different, around a sweetheart bodice, and I loved it. I really enjoy the artistry of the fashion industry, and when artists like those behind the name Lybra create a gown, I know it’s not just another gown but something special.

Featuring Chop Zuey Something Wicked Set
Featuring !Lybra! Karina Gown
1. KMADD/Moda Mesh Eyes
2. October’s 4Seasons Angelina Milk Sk (Read more...)


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Wrapping Up the Charity Event DEbRA – Featuring !Lyrical B!zarre Templates, ~ghee, Sabra Style, DE Boutique, October’s 4Seasons and Dulce Secrets

I was sure I was done with Halloween but with this terrific hat from Kylie Sabra at Sabra Style sharing her version of a Good Witch Galinda’s hat, I had to don it for my photos last night. I’ve really just had a blast with all of your fun little things, all that you’ve created from cyborg eyes to creepy spiders to good witch’s hats. Fun!

I have the second to the last item on today that I want to share from the week long DEbRA event. This dress from Lyrical B!zarre Templates supports the ongoing research and needs of the The Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Associate of America. You can read more about it and donate directly to the cause if you visit debra.org and hopefully you will drop by the event in world before it closes its doors tonight.

DE Boutique has new shoes, a selection of them including the pair seen here. I love the name of them simply because the name is long and complicated, Kirazissimo. It sounds like a friend’s pet name, like Kira and bellissimo smushed together for the fun of it. For whatever reason, it doesn’t change the fact that they’re heels designed with a closed toe, simple and chic in several colors.

Dulce Secrets created a set of mesh eyes recently for one of the events and when I entered the word ‘purple’ into my trusty dusty help me make some order out of my inventory search button, I found them! So this is a rare time you see me not wearing the eyes that are traditio (Read more...)

Jewelry Expo Press Release

On 29th October 2014 · By caryn Ashe · With Leave a comment
In caryn Ashdene's Viewpoint, Fashion, Second Life

It’s time for another incredible event put together by the team at Siren Productions. The Jewelry Expo last year was phenomenal and I can only imagine it’s going to be even more crazy awesome this year. Mark your calendar. I’ll be sharing items from th…

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Sharing Halloween With One of Carrie’s Lingerie Model/Assistants — Featuring Carrie’s Lingerie, Chop Zuey and Truth

I dropped by Carrie’s Lingerie, late last night in my world. Every now and then I have an insomniac’s night. Thank heavens it never got as bad as “The Narrator” in Fight Club or Trevor Resnik from The Machinist. When I have those odd hours, I’m grateful for the people who live in other time zones around the world. I get a brief but fun chance to catch up in their worlds while mine is a bit topsy turvy. When I visited, I asked the Model/Assistant on duty if she’d pose in one of the photos I took. She looked so spooktacular, I just wanted to absorb the fun of it and play. That’s one reason I love Halloween. It’s primarily fun in our day and age (and yes I know it came from times long past that were not quite so sure the day ‘fun’) and a good reason to remind myself not to take this life or any too seriously. Sometimes we need to be silly and dress like a pumpkin or dance with a grape vine.

Starla aka starla.connor wore Carrie’s full avi Spider Lady that included the awesome dark skin called Dark Fantasy. I was all in red and gold wearing Sami, the Group Gift for the VIP members of her store. I also had on one of the brand new texture change sets from Chop Zuey that were released last weekend. I love how all of the pieces she created, from short playful day dresses to long formal evening wear, the hats and bows, jewelry and everything could mix and match even as she honored one of the most colorful artists Romer (Read more...)

Scaryn All Of You, Even Scaryn Me! — Featuring Tresor Couture, October’s 4Seasons and blackLiquid

Another Scaryn styling comes straight out of the mind of KarenSunshine, creator, designer and owner of Tresor Couture. I took this awesomely fun outfit over to the best Haunted House on the grid up at Carrie’s Lingerie VIP, and took some photographs. O…

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Designer Showcase Begins Once More – November — Featuring 1 Hundred and Loordes of London, Both Designers at Designer Showcase

1 Hundred and Loordes of London both have new items out for Designer Showcase November. The new really sexy pale lilac lingerie I’m wearing comes from 1 Hundred. Called a Diva Bodysuit, it’s alluring for all the right reasons and there are many color c…

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Moody Days and Perfect Makeup — Featuring October’s 4Seasons, Chop Zuey, Boudoir and Tresor Couture

It’s been a long time since something or someone made me cry ‘online’. I forgot how it felt. We share our hearts with various people for many different reasons. We extend trust slowly, and then we hope that we’re going to survive that moment, and the n…

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To Help A Child — Featuring Dane Mark Z (DMZ) from the DEbRA Event, Truth, Sabra Style, KaTink and Maxi Gossamer

Another outfit blends items from the DEbRA event, going on now. The Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Associate of America is the place that will receive all donations, and many of the designers have put out items that sell so the profits may reach those special children in need.

Boots by Dane Mark Z (DMZ) – the Nena Boot in Gold Maple, are just one such item that’s part of this charity drive. For more information or to donate directly visit www.debra.org. Also new in this photo Sabra Style Tawny in Red & Black, the new dress with a layered look perfect for fall and so fashion current, Maxi Gossamer’s new Heart Jeweled Skull necklace, Truth’s Amaris and KaTink Poses Karolina Editorial poses all compliment each other to make the overall style fantabulous.

Please get involved when you can, where you can, with fund raisers for good causes. One life changed for a few Lindens. Isn’t that miraculous?

Featuring Dane Mark Z (DMZ) Nena Boot Gold Maple from DEbRA Charity Event
Featuring Maxi Gossamer Heart Jewelled Skull Necklace
Featuring Sabra Style Tawney in Red & Black
Featuring KaTink Karolina Editorial Collection
Featuring Truth Amaris
1. Chop Zuey Cadence Collection
2. [AD] Bold Lines Gloves
3. OB4S Pearl Skin Tone Laila
– Electra Gold Shadow
4. Face Paint Gem Eyes Green
5. KMADD/Moda Mesh Eyes
6. MG Swallow Wings Lashes

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Bright, Beautiful — Featuring Chop Zuey, Loovus Dzevavor, and ~ghee

In my excitement to share news from Chop Zuey and Ms. Belle Roussel, I sent out a note here on Thursday and then felt so badly because it was supposed to wait til today. I learn as I grow and I’m so grateful for Belle, the staff and friends who were all there as I panicked, and then tugged the notes down before they’d leaked too many secrets.

Now I can show you with a glowing admiration for this new collection, a set that includes two dress packs with 6 color options on each HUD, all of the colors working together to go with the unbelievably creative hat, belt and bow accessories, and a jewelry set that has earrings, a necklace and bracelet that all catch the light in perfection, glittering with a gleam so professional and so eye catching.

I paired my dress and jewelry with new leggings from Loovus Dzevavor, part of an outfit that was set out for this month’s Instruments event and Couture boots from ~ghee.

I hope you got to see one of the two fashion shows this week that celebrated the new arrivals and you’ll hurry over to these designers to see these items and so much more new for autumn/winter.

Featuring Chop Zuey Monday’s Child Dress 
(Set 1 White, Navy, Magenta, Golden, Black and Berry)
(Set 2 Creamsicle, Popsicle, Apple, Chrome, Lime, Aqua)
Featuring Chop Zuey Monday’s Child Jewelry Set
Featuring Loovus Dzevavor Uptown Leggings Cognac from The Instruments
Featuring ~ghee Fall14 Couture Boots SLink High Feet
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Touching the World Via Charity — Focusing on DEbRA — Featuring Asili Ya Uzuri from the Event and Also Featuring Exile

As you know, I’m passionate about charities and find the ability to touch the world via a Second Life, virtual world, where I can make a difference means a lot to me, makes me feel healthier than otherwise I would, and appeals to me on so many levels e…

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Bright White or Dark Night — Featuring *Whimsical Imaginarium* and NOYA

Bright and white or dark as night, that’s what dreams are made of… Whimsical Imaginarium offers that and so much more.

This week, the new White Swan gown came to The Couturier’s Docks.

Terror Couture released to The Instruments. Both of these offer fun options for this time of year, and with Terror Couture, you can save the little horror pieces and still wear the rest of the ensemble for other events and look oh so sexy with that waspish waist.

I paired Noya’s new White Pearls set with the white gown and added other brightly white bits and pieces to complete the overall effect. With the Terror Couture array of items, few accessories were needed to make this look complete.

Whether light or dark, I enjoy the opportunity to play and the exquisite quality of *Whimsical Imaginarium* by Bodza E Tucker aka Bodza Mubble. Thank you!

Featuring *Whimsical Imaginarium* White Swan from The Couturier’s Docks
Featuring NOYA White Pearls Set
1. Chop Zuey Octopussy White Bracelet
2. -{ZOZ}- Dark Spring Silver Nail Appliers
3. SLink Elegant 1 Hands
– Female Feet High
4. KMADD/Moda Mesh Eyes
5. Lybra Foreen Hair
6. blackLiquid Feline Glitter
7. Avante Poses
8. Glitterati Poses
9. OB4S Walnut Angelina

Featuring *Whimsical Imaginarium* Terror Couture from The Instruments
1. Chop Zuey Halloween
2. Indyra Originals Garbo Collar
3. E C R U Corrup Stilettos Frost
4. SLink Elegant 1 Hands
– Feet Female High
5. OB4S: Angelina Evil
6. (Read more...)

From Another World — Featuring Wicca’s Wardrobe and October’s 4Seasons

I had so much fun putting together the photos for Wicca’s Wardrobe and her items she has at The Couturier’s Docks. Limited supply, so you should go go go if you haven’t been there yet! She shared her excitement about creating her own mesh this time, on…

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Celebrating Its Second Birthday – Featuring !Lyrical B!zarre Templates

After the absolute thrill of working with Jamee two nights ago, another wonderful lady and friend greeted me at the beginning of this day with a misty eyes because of her thoughtfulness and ideas. Lyrical B!zarre Templates celebrates its Second birthday and as part of her celebration, she has some of her bloggers and friends photos up in a gallery that might resemble some of the art galleries you’ve seen in world but in this case, it’s photos of her pieces, from different collections, different points of view, and she put up two of my photos, thus came the misty eyes. I had to head over to her gallery after reading her note.

(**By the way, any designer, any time, if I’ve blogged your item and/or put it on Flickr, you have my permission to reblog, keep the photo and import into SL, use on your website, etc. I take all my own pictures except when Ms. Oooo does, so I ask you give me credit as photog and model, and I hope they encourage consumers to visit your stores, to participate in your events, and overall enhance the Second Life experience.)

While we were both there, I asked her if she’d consider posing with me, so I could have her photo. I’d already styled and shot the first two photos seen here and was on the verge of stripping and starting again when I saw her note regarding the art gallery and 2nd Birthday. It should be open to the public by this weekend and meanwhile, there are ALWAYS new treats at LBT for you to buy, and all over (Read more...)

Thank You Jamee! Featuring Lybra’s COO, ♛ Miss V♛ SWEDEN 2015♛ – Lybra, Wicca’s Wardrobe and October’s 4Seasons at The Couturier’s Docks

Last night was a rough night. On nights like that, I do my best to distract myself and make it one moment at a time. I was working on styling the new dress from Lybra at The Couturier’s Docks. Mr. Rage has sold out his new dress at TCD within the first few days for 3 rounds, so I didn’t want to miss out on it this time. I glommed over and grabbed mine the moment I saw the notice.

So I have on two different outfits to show you. The first is an unusual pant suit dress combination like nothing I’ve seen before in SL which makes it exceedingly interesting and fun. Libra’s Mizuki may be purchased at The Couturier’s Docks at the moment, and is shown as it was created in two photos I shot, then with only the pant suit on, as I turned a cartwheel in the ocean.

Wicca’s Wardrobe also has some great new items at The Couturier’s Docks, including the heels you can see in the photo of the cartwheel. There are several items from her including brand new mesh she created, something significant to her as her second ever mesh design, and something that no one else has, as a result of her creating it herself. She’s very excited to offer this to her faithful customers and all who pass through The Couturier’s Docks who might become new customers.

The brand new line of skins begins with Angelina. October’s 4Seasons Skins and accessories has its first ever display at The Couturier’s Docks. The Milk Skin Tone has never been sold pre (Read more...)

The Talented Kylie Sabra — Featuring Sabra Style and Zibska – On Location At the Rose Gallery at Angel Manor

I visited Angel Manor’s Rose Gallery this evening to take these photos. I did so because Kylie Sabra works as curator of the Gallery, which currently has several artists displayed, and the painter of the pictures, including the piece of photo behind me…

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BOSL’s International Fashion Week Winds Down — Featuring -AZUL- from BOSL’s International Fashion Week, blackLiquid from The Couturier’s Docks and NEW from October’s 4Seasons

The Best of Second Life International Fashion Week winds down this weekend but all those fantastic new designs you saw at the various shows have now been put out and on display for you to buy what you loved!

 -A Z U L- created this new Ella in Garnet as part of BOSL’s Fashion Week, a sexy design that left a lot of skin exposed yet covered the right bits beautifully. A brand new just in time for Halloween group gift is out at October’s 4Seasons, Angelina Evil.

A most unique head piece called Banzai from blackLiquid added just a touch of twisted to go with the Evil makeup and the composition made me smile, truly enjoying the chance to style an outfit that is at one moment both elegant and spooky. It’s like blending two opposites and it works!

Featuring -AZUL- Ella in Garnet from BOSL International Fashion Week
Featuring blackLiquid Banzai from The Couturier’s Docks
Featuring October’s 4Seasons Milk Evil (Angelina)
1. Chop Zuey: Don’t Call Me Betty Color Change Set
2. SLink: Elegant 1 Hands
– Female Feet High
3. MG: Swallow Wings
4. Gaeline: Cat Eyes Liner
5. KMADD/Moda: Mesh Eyes
6. Countdown Poses
7. Dark Horse Style Silver Lines
8. Infinity Hair – by Caryn

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Beautiful Pumpkin Patch — Featuring Snowpaws from Designer Showcase, MOoh from The Promenade, Wicca’s Wardrobe from BOSL International Fashion Week, and {{BSD Design Studio}}

Have you noticed how evident the lingerie models wear on runways this fall appear on all sorts of layers? Gone are the days of prim and proper fashion, buttoning up, zipping, hiding, lifting, 18 hours, and so much more. Now, fashion blends the ‘street’ clothes with the lingerie items in a mix and match like I’ve not seen before in my lifetime.

Speaking of Carrie’s Lingerie, every month is a great time to visit, but extra special effort for decor goes into some months and Halloween/October might be the most flamboyant fun on one sim for this holiday across all of SL. Countless autumnal and spooky props with poses decorate the store’s main level and hidden pumpkins hide an inside hunt treat for those who find all of them. If you invest in a VIP membership, discounts, special releases, and more will tease your fancy and there’s a second in house hunt up in the VIP area. This time of year is beyond fun at Carrie’s Lingerie.

I put this outfit together this evening with the deliberate desire to add designers from a range of skills, aesthetics and energy to create an entirely new piece to share with you. This came about as I took a hat fromthe Miranda Outfit from Wicca’s Wardrobe, something newly released for BOSL International Fashion Week and paired with a style – James – out of the KMADD/Moda box I continue to ruffle through and enjoy – blog after blog – and Mr. Maddox DuPont recently noted t (Read more...)

Mental Health America, Make a Difference — Featuring (Bryne) for Halloween Hellraiser for MHA, !Lyrical B!zarre Templates from The Instruments, DE Boutique from Designer Showcase, and DESIR’s Grace from BOSL International Fashion Week

With a little help from Lyrical B!zarre Templates – Weaping – at The Instruments and great Smoothies heels from DE Boutique at Designer Showcase, I added a long white skirt called Grace from DESIR’s new releases coming just in time for BOSL International Fashion Week. Then I took new makeup – a series called Energy, lips called Siren – and the new release Angelina in Milk Skin Tone from October’s 4Seasons – coming to The Couturier’s Docks this weekend – to tease your senses and encourage you to find the weekend filled with great shopping.

The corset comes from (Bryne) and was an item from a designer I’d not met previously or blogged previously. I’m always excited when I get to debut something from somewhere completely new to me. I’m also always excited when I know that the whole reason the designer created the release evolved because the designer wanted to contribute to a fundraiser for charity. Next weekend, Paradox Messmer aka Doxy, hosts a special event – Halloween Hellraiser – to raise money for Mental Health of America.

I looked up the primary website and pulled their ‘Donate Now’ address, so anyone who sees this note can donate directly if they cannot attend the special event.

Visit: https://secure2.convio.net/nmha/site/Donation2?df_id=1240&1240.donation=form1

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What Is An Imaginarium? — Featuring Whimsical Imaginarium, Lindy’s from Designer Showcase, [Z O O M], and Moondance Boutique

I haven’t done photos like this for a long time but as a part of something I offered to do for the new Whimsical Imaginarium I decided to go ahead and snap a photo of each dress, and each color option. They’re similar but each have their own stylistic flair and fun about them.

Colorful Circles use a snug sweetheart neckline and a blossoming tulip shape upturned for the skirt. Each of the skirts have the same pattern containing the Daffodil, the Lavendar and the Rose hues in the bodice of each dress, but each skirt has it’s own character.

Colorful Edges begins with the slimming shape of a tube dress. A skirt with lots of movement flairs around the lower calf in a mermaid-like shape. Additionally, there are bows you can wear at the middle of the back and at the back of the knee to offer even more shape and color options.
Colorful Waves takes a similar tube shape dress and adds skirting on both sides of the hips that reminds me of the shape of bustles by adding volume to the hips and back side. Additionally, you’ll find the circle of roses around the hips adds a delicate refined beauty option.

Since all of these gowns are created by the same designer and use the same color palette, you could mix and match the bows and skirts to get many different unique shapes and make the gowns all your own.

I found some nail appliers I didn’t know were hidden among jewels I’d shown you another time. Thank you Moondance Boutique! The nails we (Read more...)

All Around the Cobbler’s Bench – Featuring :jazzitude: and Ruxy from The Promenade, *Glitter* at Designer Showcase, {NanTra} at The Instruments, and Brand NEW Makeup from October’s 4Seasons

Beautiful people exude an energy that’s beautiful, even when it’s online and you may never get to touch them in person. I’ve found myself so blessed to be surrounded by beautiful people, those who put others first at times, those who encourage with a word or a smile, and all those who work at this business from every angle. What a treat it is, too.

My outfit today comes together by including a little bit of everything, from new releases at The Promenade, to The Instruments and Designer Showcase. Special deals, special colors, special releases and they’re all for you.

From the Promenade, :jazzitude: provided the Hazel Carafe Skirt. Also at the Promenade, Ruxy shared the Morgana Pearls and Jacket (Shrug). *Glitter* has the heels available at Designer Showcase. A new release of both lips and shadow for the eyes will catch your eye at October’s 4Seasons. And for the special poses, {NanTra} has a series called The Birds, an homage to the movie by the same name, available at the current round at The Instruments.

Featuring :jazzitude: Hazel Carafe Skirt from the Promenade
Featuring Ruxy Morgana Pearls from the Promenade
Featuring Ruxy Morgana Cream Coat
Featuring *Glitter* Mimi SLink Sandals from Designer Showcase
Featuring October’s 4Seasons Kinetic Lips Coral Kiss
Featuring October’s 4Seasons Eclectic Shadow Eyes #6
Featuring {NanTra} The Birds from The Instruments
1. October’s 4Seasons Chocolate Cosmos Skintone (Laila)
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