Phlox

Phlox

Going on with The Secret Store for the Modavia Fashion Week, here is what is probably the most dramatic coat of the collection with its wonderful print of vivid yellow and purple colors on a black background, showing stylized peacock feathers.

The collection is only availave at Modavia for now. Here is the taxi.

Phlox 2

Credits:

Skin: LAQ ~ Thea – [Fair] – 03
Eye makeup: LAQ ~ Eye makeup 01b
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Lagoon (M)
Hair: [LeLutka]-OSCAR – StrawberryBlonde
Hairbase: [LeLutka]-HAIRBASE AuburnHaze
Coat: The Secret Store – Kimono Coat – Bamboo/Phlox
Top: The Secret Store – Cable Knit Bodysuit – Phlox
Skirt: Zaara : Denim Skirt *black*
Tights: The Secret Store – Lace knit socks – Dark Zebra
Belt: Emery – Belt Double #Yell
Necklace: .+*AA*+.long pearl necklace II *gold
Bracelet: .+*AA*+.ball braceret *light gold
Bag: Leverocci -F/W Glossy Leather Handbag Wine (Mesh)
Boots: [Gos] Curvaceous Boots
Poses: Adorkable

The Secret Store for Modavia Fashion Week

The Secret Store - Babydoll 2

Yeah! It is over! The Secret Store show for the Modavia Fashion week has happened and we were given the opportunity to admire fantastic knit wear ranging from cute to very sexy like the Babydoll set which has inspired me these Marie-Antoinette revisited pictures. Made of a gorgeous bodysuit, over-knee socks, cute gloves, a girly bow and a lovely sweater, this set could easily be worn in a much wiser way by adding a skirt to it.

The Secret Store - Babydoll

The next set I have picked is Sequoia. I love how it has a bourgeoise feeling to it thanks to the pencil skirt.

The Secret Store - Sequoia 2

The sets are available for purchase at the Modavia Fashion Week event.

The Secret Store - Sequoia

Credits:

Pics 1 & 2
Skin: LAQ ~ Thea – [Fair] – 01
Hair: ::Exile:: Lady Versailles:Roots-Frost
Sweater: The Secret Store – Kimono Sweater/Babydoll
Bodysuit: The Secret Store – Cable Knit Bodysuit – Snow
Socks: The Secret Store – Lace knit socks – Snow
Mask: LaGyo_Floral blind mask
Earrings: [MAGIC NOOK] Baroque Earring L (Rose)
Gloves: The Secret Store – Fine gloves – Candy pink
Hair Bow: The Secret Store – Knitted hair bow – Honeysuckle
Socks: The Secret Store – Lace knit socks – Snow
Boots: BAX Ankle Boots Metallic Rose
Furnitures: LISP – Let them eat
Poses: Glitterati

Pics 3 & 4
Skin: -[AddiCt]-RAIA/Sunkissed-Smoked/LB
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Lagoon (S)
Hair: [LeLutka]-BONJOUR hair – StrawberryBlonde
Earrings: LaGyo_Meli earrings
Sweater: The Secret Store – Kimono Sweater/Cappuccino
Skirt: The Secret Store – Pencil Skirt – Cedar
Hair bow: The Secret Store – Knitted hair bow – Cedar
Socks: The Secret Store – Lace knit socks – Chocolate
Shoes: [LeLutka]-REN/DarkOlive
Tree: New Trails
Poses: Sways / Glitterati

Ok… What’s new?

Hello,

Hydrangea_004

Lately, I have seen several complaints from people that designers they liked were not making mesh stuff yet. The important words to remember in the last sentence are “designers” and “not yet”. Probably most people have missed the following fact, or they don’t care about it, but most of the good mesh clothes we are having at our disposal are made from the same full permissions templates, designed by Damien Fate who is offering us high quality products, setting a high standard from the start for other mesh creators. Some people who are using those templates are adding value to the product, offering us a nice texturing work, adding their touch. Others are just assembling a mesh and a random texture. They don’t care if the final result is ugly, people are taken in the mesh crazyness and will buy it anyway, ugly or not, added value or not. Of course, there is nothing new about this: what was occuring with sculpties is occuring with meshes. Unfortunately, that is not new that many people have forgotten about being objectively critical.

Hydrangea

To illustrate my writings, I have chosen a funky dress from The Secret Store which is still available for one more week at the Dressing Room. I have picked this one for two reasons. First, it does not need to be mesh stuff to be awesome. Maylee Oh is spoiling us with something you can call real designing work, her creations are unique. You will not find the same sculpted prims on other people’s clothes. Second, Maylee is a perfectionnist. She is very able to create mesh, she has already started, but she wants it to be very good, designed by herself, before she releases something, like she has always been doing with any of her creations. I believe a lot of designers are busy lately discovering the new possibilites, and very soon they will release awesome new creations. Others are happy to share with us their first creations as group gifts. When you are trying those gifts, please always remember they are work in progress, that the designers are getting their hands at this new toy and that they, at least, have the courage to learn and try something new.

Now, it is up to you to see which are your quality standards. I am happy with some clothes made from full permissions templates if they have added value. I am even happier with unique original creations and if I have to be patient to get that, I am glad to wait. I am much less happy about people who have forgotten (nerver had?) their objective critical mind and dare bitching about brands which do not have mesh yet. But yeah… that is not new.

In Laq Thea Skin

To end this post on a positive note, here is the new LAQ Thea skin. On my shape it looks a bit more mature than their last faces so I am a happy customer with a pretty new skin.

Credits:

Skin: LAQ ~ Thea – [Fair] – 05
Eyebrows: LAQ ~ [Fair] Alva Blonde
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Lagoon (M)
Hair: tram A811 hair / cork
Dress: The Secret Store – Patchwork Dress – Ocean Five
Tights: – Nemesis – Criminal tights red
Jewels: je suis…nocturne
Nails: je suis…naive crocodile red
Shoes: [LeLutka]-REN/Blue (Mesh)
Poses: (pda)

Bye bye,
Tana

In LaViere

Hello,

In LaViere

Let’s go back to some good old building techniques blogging with the 2011 Summer Collection from LaViere by Azure Electricteeth. I’ve mixed several pieces to create this rather elegant and classical look. The wide pants, while they are made of a layer and four sculpted prims have the big asset of showing my avatar curves. Though she is rather thin, I have made her with a curvy butt and a narrow waist which I find sexy.

In LaViere 3

Those wonderful Ren boots are the latest release from LeLutka but be aware they are made from meshes. I have heard a lot of people had no idea and have bought them while they were using old viewers. I have to say I hadn’t paid attention myself. I was just drooling at them, admiring how perfect they are and did not know they were mesh stuff until a friend told me. If you need reasons to finaly move to the new viewer, you have to have a look at those shoes. It is time to move forward, seriously!

In LaViere 2

Credits:

Skin: LAQ ~ Olivia [Peach] 01
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Lagoon (M)
Hair: [LeLutka]-RYKIEL hair – StrawberryBlonde
Top 1: –LaViere– JumpSuit Printed ( Red) (part of outfit)
Top 2: –Laviere– Melanie V-neck Dress Fur Grey
Pants: –LaViere– Wide Flare Pants Black
Scarf: Mimikri – Scarf / Kay cadillac
Shoes: [LeLutka]-REN/Plum
Poses: Torridwear

Byebye,
Tana

Nautical Roller Girl

Hello,

Nautical 2

Don’t tell me you’ve missed it, nautical is the trend this summer. Well to me, it could work just for any summer. It is one of those timeless styles. You can play it very classical, elegant to leave for a journey on a yacht or more girly in a look somewhere between a roller girl and a sailor.

Nautical

To help me with the roller girl side, the very short shorts from The Secret Store works beautifully, helped by a scarf and a top from Emery. Add the Maitreya Moxie winter version with high tights to give that sweet young girl touch. As I don’t like it too girly, I have chosen this new hairstyle from Shag, a sexy and a bit savage updo which was pre-released for Project Themeory this last week-end.

Credits:
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Lagoon (M)
Skin: LAQ ~ Jennie2 [Peach] 05
Makeup: LAQ ~ Eye makeup 01b
Hair: [Shag] – Thai Me Up (Roots) – bombshell
Top: Emery – Top Paula [Salmon]
Shorts: The Secret Store – Highwaisted shorts – Denim
Scarf: Emery – Silk Scarf Holly Naval [02]
Socks: Maitreya Moxie Over-Knee Socks * White
Bangles: Zaara : Pallav clear bracelets
Shoes: Maitreya Gold * Moxie Snow
Poses: ADORKable
Boat Shack: **InteriorAddiction** Boat Shack (past Spruce Up Your Space item)

Bye bye,
Tana

Taupe FLF

Hello,

Taupe FLF 2

It is Friday again and this batch of fifty linden items is awesome: lovely and delicate jewels from League, classical hairstyle from elikatira, a sheer and elegant top from kyoot and cute rainbow eyes from L.Fauna.

Taupe FLF

The ring is actualy normaly an earring from Exodi for the Albero Summer Gatcha Festival but it works great like this aswel. It is made of colored pearls which form a flower.

Exodi Gacha Earring

Credits:

Skin: LAQ ~ Olivia [Peach] 04
Eyes Makeup: LAQ ~ Eye makeup 01b
Freckles: Baiastice_face freckles more
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Rainbow 1]
Hair: Elikatira [e] Charmed – Blonde 07
Top: Kyoot – Chained Thread Top – Aubergine
Bra: [PACADI Jasha] Oona Lingerie – Bra (#03) (no longer availabble I believe)
Pants: [LeeZu!] Yve Pants /plain graybrown
Jewels: *League* Pearls & Lace Jewellery Set -Natural Ivory- FLF
Ring: :: Exodi :: Summer’s End Earrings (Left) 9
Bag: HouseofFox :: RomanBag[Rusted Teal]
Shoes: Donna Flora DANA shoes Tan
Poses: Olive Juice and ADORKable

Bye bye,
Tana

Seaside Escape

Beach Cottage

Beach Cottage 2

Credits:

Skin: LAQ ~ Olivia [Peach] 04
Hair: ::Exile:: Coy:Roots-Stefani mix at TDR Blue
Top: {SMS} Belted Tunic Sunny at TDR
Pants: Zaara : Distressed Jeans *light*
Scarf: Emery – Silk Scarf Holly Salmon at TDR Blue
Earrings and Necklace: ::MOOD:: Downtown Glam Fae
Bracelet: miel – FRIENDO bracelet
Ring: Zaara : Raga oyster ring *pearl*
Sunglasses: MIEL HIPSTER PEEPERS – candy gloss
Bag: ::je suis…prete::striped creme
Shoes: SLink Tiger Heels Watermelon
Poses: ADORKable
House: *Funky*Junk* My Seaside Escape