Project “Runway”…of the Shengri La Variety

It’s challenging not to keep writing about the Shengri La Vintage Marketplace.  Many a night we’ve seen any combination of impromptu fashion shows on the boardwalk, a sneak preview of award-winner Callipygian Christensen’s lastest photo series, a welcoming of a new designer (with the official announcement of his fashion line forthcoming), a finding of another designer resting on a gargoyle, or a close encounter of the Linden kind with Torley (he of video tutorial fame) running around as a tiny kitten snapping pictures of the five-island Shengri La sims for his SLBuzz, Snapzilla, KoinUp, and Flickr streams.

So without saying too much, here’s a couple of images of a couple of those happenings.  

Here I am in Jare’s shop at the Shengri La Vintage Marketplace.  Jare’s “AU V” fashion line represents the latest addition to the Marketplace, with the official announcement to be made by Shenlei Flasheart through Shenlei’s Shengri La Utopian Micronation blog.  But I couldn’t resist wearing one of Jare’s truly very finely-crafted creations and sharing a bit of a sneak peak (beyond last night’s impromptu boardwalk fashion show).

An early look at one of Jare's finely-crafted creations
An early look at one of Jare's finely crafted creations
Another peak at one of Jare's wonderful creations
Another peak at Jare's wonderful creation
There’s only so much walking one can do in stiletto heels.  So, where does a girl rest her weary feet after a long day?  Check out the gargoyles.  Not quite Santa, but they’re comfy when you just feel like plopping a squat.  Here’s a photo of Shengri La Marketplace Designer Misteria Loon and me resting on one of the many gargoyles that line the Marketplace boardwalk.  The most serious problem with this photo is that it doesn’t do justice to Misteria’s latest creation, the black feather gown that she and I are both wearing.  Her newest creation is simply *sublime.* 
Sneak Peak of Misteria's Sublime Feather and Lace Dress
Sneak peak of Misteria's gorgeous feather and lace dress

We’re both wearing the dress version, but it comes with a long skirt (and a capelet) to make it a gown.  Every part of that creation is gorgeous, down to the lace stockings which are so impossibly intricate and meticulously detailed it’s astounding.  Please do check it out at Misteria’s PasDeDeux shop in the Vintage Marketplace (slurl in the first paragraph).  You won’t be disappointed.  The artistry is amazing and what you get for the price will, well, simply knock your socks off.  

Speaking of knocking socks off…this gal is about to kick off her shoes, drink some hot chocolate, and literally smell the roses for a bit.  (The forecast calls for flurries tomorrow…FLURRIES!!! GAH!)  Maybe I’ll ponder a bit on November’s National Novel Writing Month .  I *greatly* admire (beyond words, ironically enough) those who participate(d) in this.  I have yet to do so, but hope to one year.  Meanwhile, its fast arrival and my admiration for those who do are both inspiring me…if not quite yet for a novel, then perhaps for my next blog. 

Until then, how about that nice cup of hot cocoa…extra chocolate, please, yes, indeedy do, smiles.

Published by Michele Hyacinth

A child in the wild blue yonder...full blooded woman with the power just to be. ~ John Haitt

2 thoughts on “Project “Runway”…of the Shengri La Variety

  1. Woo, lovely! RL has been so busy I’ve hardly been inworld, but you *must* show me around the Marketplace.

    And you so should do NaNoWriMo! You still have nearly a week to psych yourself up. 🙂 I’m planning to; it’s wonderful fun! A chance to do something that’s *expected* to be more or less awful, so anything good that happens to emerge is marvelous, and there’s no pressure (well, not on quality, anyway!).

  2. Smiling, I’d be and am *delighted* to stroll the Marketplace with you! We’ll do it, smiles! 🙂 Oooooo NaNoWriMo is a bit scary! Let’s see…50,000 words is about 1670 words a day, right? Yikes…but come to think of it, the quantity shouldn’t be a problem for me since I tend to be long-winded with writing. But the storyline and thematic development? ooooo that is *truly* hard hard stuff! I *so* admire that you do this every year (and extremely well too!) Maybe I’ll try it unofficially with daily blog posts of 1600-ish words. Having said that, please don’t drop my blog from your reader, smiling…I’ll try not to torture whatever story (and thereby, readers) I attempt *too* much, smiles.

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