Thursday, August 22, 2013

Dazzled!

Well, I am back! I had to take a bit of break for issues that I had to attend to in RL. So, it has been awhile since I have been posting regularly. It feels strange. LOL! I also have a lot of amazing new releases to talk about and I really do not know where to start.
I guess I will start with the most obvious - August's cycle of Collabor88! It is Collabor88's 2 year Anniversary! Yay! I can't get over the fact that I have been blogging this event for 2 years now. I am one of the fortunate bloggers, who has been a part of Collabor88's Press Team from the very beginning. I still wonder to this day, why someone would pick me to cover such a spectacular event. I was part of a team that included all of SL's best bloggers and I just couldn't see how I fit in. Regardless of how I ended up being involved with Collabor88, I feel truly honored and fortunate to be a part of it. I knew from day one that this event was going to be really special. The list of designers says it all. Not to mention Collabor88's awesome management team. Because of this perfect collaboration of creative and inspiring people, Collabor88 is more popular than ever! Each new cycle is like Christmas. I am always anxiously waiting to see all the incredible creations each designer has made. For Collabor88's 2 Year Anniversary, the theme is absolutely brilliant! It is called "Razzle Dazzle". Think of classic 1920's style (ie,' The Great Gatsby', flappers, speakeasies, art deco, etc...). The 20's is definitely one of my favorite decades for fashion and design. So suffice it say, I am ecstatic over this month's creations. I know you probably have already seen most of what I am posting, but it never hurts to show it again.

C88 August- ISON - dazzle gown, [monso] My Hair - Daisy, Ingenue :: Pickford Heels :: Coffee, LaGyo_Helen long necklace Gold & -Glam Affair - Katya - Europa 05 F

This mesh "Dazzle Gown" from Harry Hyx (of ISON) is to die for! I love the sleek lines that are accentuated with a sequined applique. From the super low "V" neckline to the sheer "cut-out" sleeves, this gown is pure heaven. This dress is also materials enabled. Unfortunately, I use the Firestorm viewer, so I can't show you what it looks like.Firestorm doesn't have this option yet. I think it is definitely time for me to download the SL viewer, so I can show-off all of the amazing effects of this new feature.
I paired this dress with these perfect "Pickford Heels" from Betty Doyle of Ingenue. They are designed to be worn with Slink's mesh bare feet (medium height) and come in nice array of yummy colors. I am always very impressed with Betty's shoes and I really adore that she creates shoes that are made for mesh feet!

C88 August - ISON - dazzle gown, [monso] My Hair - Daisy, -Glam Affair - Katya - Europa 05 F & LaGyo_Helen long necklace Gold

This month's Collabor88 has lots of gorgeous jewelry. One of my favorite sets, is Gyorgyna Larnia's (of LaGyo"Helen Collection"! Gyo really outdid herself, when creating these 'art deco' themed pieces. For this post, I am just wearing the her long 'Helen Necklace'. I will be posting the rest of this collection very soon. Each part of this necklace is color change via HUD. There are two color palates that you can choose from. Or you can just buy all the colors in one big HUD, which I highly recommend. All of the pieces in this collection can be fully customized like this necklace. 

C88 Glam Affair- Katya & [monso] Daisy L'accessoires - NYU & MiWardeobe

The skin I am wearing is a Collabor88 exclusive from aida Ewing of -Glam Affair-. It is her stunning new 'Katya' skin. This skin is so lovely and is available in 7 different make-ups. Each make-up comes in the Jamaica or Europa skin tone too. 
My hair is yet another beautiful Collabor88 exclusive from Morphine Janick of [monso]. It is called "My Hair - Daisy" and I just love the uber chic cut of this hair. It is 'materials ready' too. My friend showed me a image of what this hair look liked with the materials option on and it is really incredible! It gives the hair so much more depth and shine. I was truly amazed. 
Speaking of Anniversary's, it is L’accessoires First Anniversary this month! All of the 19 designers, who are featured this month, really went all out for this celebration. Please keep in mind that all of the items are exclusive to this event  and are sold in limited quantities. If you like what you see, you better run and grab it! 
 L’accessoires has always been one of my favorite events in SL, especially since I have a serious accessories addiction. In the above image, I have on two L’accessoires event exclusives. I am wearing a gorgeous "Pensamiento" headpiece that comes in 4 different colors from Neftisis Rhiadra of MiWardrobe. I also have on this fabulous "Minimal Bold Ring" from NyuNyu Kimono of Nyu. The ring has texture change script with 3 colors to choose from. 
OK, I think that covers almost everything. If I missed something, please forgive me, because I am brain dead. If it was not mentioned here, it will be listed in the credits. So with that said, RUN! TRY SOME DEMOS! BUY! Here are your LMs and credits:


Location: Small Town Green
~Style Info~
Eyes: IKON Ascension Eyes - Bronze (ML) by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: [LeLutka]-2011 lashes/natur/touch me by Thora Charron
Skin: -Glam Affair-  Katya - Europa 05 F by aida Ewing (avail @ C88)
Moles: [PXL] Moles Medium (Tattoo) by Hart Larsson
Teeth: [PXL] OpenMouth PRO Teeth v2.0 worn with OpenMouth PRO EXP Pack: Open Teeth HUD by Hart Larsson (NEW)
Hair: [monso] My Hair - Daisy/ Black Brown (back up) by Morphine Janick  (avail @ C88)
Headpiece: MiWardrobe-Pensamiento-Headpiece- Brown -MW by Neftisis Rhiadra (avail @ L'accessoires)
Necklace: LaGyo_Helen long necklace Gold - COMPLETE by Gyorgyna Larnia (avail @ C88)
Dress: ISON ruffle dress - (cream) by Harry Hyx  (avail @ C88)
Ring: NYU - Minimal Bold Ring by NyuNyu Kimono (avail @ L'accessoires)
Clutch:  Izzie's - Clutch cream (l hand) (unscripted) by Izzie Button
Hand L: Slink (av) Elegant1   by Siddean Munro
Hand R: Slink (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Hand Appliers: -Glam Affair- Slink Hands Skin Appliers (Europa) by aida Ewing
Nails: Nailed It - French Manicure - Pastels Set by Giela Delpaso (NEW)
Shoes: Ingenue :: Pickford Heels :: Coffee by Betty Doyle (avail @ C88)
Feet: Slink Med Mesh Feet (Av) Toes XXS by Siddean Munro
Feet Appliers: -Glam Affair- Slink Feet Skin Appliers (Europa) by aida Ewing
Pose 1: {.:exposeur:.} - Back to Black 2 M by RubyStarlight Writer (avail @ C88)
Pose 2: -.label motion.-  Sandra Pose by anne Dakun