Hot Fun in the Summertime

If you’re looking for a cute, hot little number that just about screams “SUMMER,” head over to Indyra and pick up this sweet little mesh dress/coverup.  One purchase provides several colorways.  While you’re at it, check out Lelutka for this great mesh hair and hat with hud, which provides 10 of so different color choices for the hat (primarily in stripes but also a couple of floral).

Yeah, I could live in this look the entire summer.  And I just may.  You’ll want to do the same, trust me.  Or better yet, hit the slurls and find out for yourself!  Fashion details after the pics.

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Fashion Details and Slurls

  • Dress:  “Shae” sundress in dazzle blue from Indyra Seigo of Indyra
  • Hair:   “GoGo” hair in light brunette comes with “GoGo” hat from Thora Charron of Lelutka
  • Shoes:  “Heat” in orange from Diktator

Moar Fashion!

Shortly after the always wonderful Fantasy Faire, I received an invitation from huge talent Yukio Ida to blog for Gauze .  I’m incredibly honored to have been invited and to be included.  Gauze is a brand name I recall from way back in my newbie days. A great deal has changed inworld since the great rez year of 2006.  But what I love about Gauze is how true everything about it remains to the fantastical…both the store build with its winding neon walkways in the air and the wonderful creations on display there.

One of these incredible items includes Yukio’s latest release “Fenrir.”  Originally featured at the Fantasy Faire, “Fenrir” is now available at the Gauze Twilight location only…just follow the blue pathway to the building with no roof, between Trap and Unpredictable, and it’s straight back behind the skins.  It’s also available in six new colorways:  blood, forest, gaia, mithril, rust, and twilight (my choice for this post).  I pair “Fenrir” here with the beautiful “Perenelle” gothic jewelry set (necklace and earrings) and glasses, both from dear friend and prolific talent Tiffy Vella of Eclectica Jewelry.  Head to Tiffy’s store at the World Goth Fair through June 1st to pick up these items, and after that time (or before and during!) check out all the gorgeous items at her store.  Tiffy’s creations are a marvel, truly.

Fantasy and Goth together?  Why not?  That’s another thing I love about SL…mixing and matching genres and cultures, changing things up, breaking the rules and creating a different perspective.  All in one look.  Why not indeed!

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Fantasy Faire … the way of the Sun

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In the brightness of light just before the Sun slips down along its cayenne path, we hold to the realization that its magic will light and gloriously rise again.  And so it will.

The Fairelands rise and move through its passion at breathtaking speeds.   As characterizes this momentous occasion, genuine heart and soul guide all of those who envision and make real these magical lands as well as all of us who also champion and contribute in making alive this amazing community and collaboration.

I’m listening to the Live Auction right now and as always marveling in this community.  Lindens raised so far — in a mere near 11 days — number 5.3 million lindens, with more items yet to be auctioned, and 4 or so more hours left to shop.

Every year I say this and every year it’s so completely true:  I’m in awe of this Tribe.  And I am speechless yet again.  And grateful.  On so many levels.  Thank you all…more than I can ever fully say.  Thank you.

Day 11 – Warriors All

 A Look from the Fairelands

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Day 11…the last day for this year’s Fantasy Faire.  I’m about to log inworld and spend the entire day taking in the Fairelands in an attempt to capture as much of the culture and experience as possible knowing full well that that spirit of fellowship and generosity, magic and possibilities lives in all of us in every moment.   I started my chronicle of this year’s Faireland by describing the wonderful generosity and artistry of several creators who took the time to chat with someone they didn’t know (me).   It’s fitting that my last Fantasy Faire fashion entry comes full circle on that note.

Destany Laval, creator of Unzipped, so incredibly generously shared her amazing  “Drache” armour ensemble and also wings to me.  I fell over in shock both because of Destany’s incredible generosity to a stranger and because of her incredible work.  I wear her impressive “Drache” wings in the Marilyn Fauna entry I posted a few days ago.  What’s not shown in that post is how those amazing wings span out and flap when you fly.  I discovered this quite accidentally (and delightedly) in an impromptu moment when I decided to fly briefly through the Fairelands.

As for Destany’s mindboggling artistry with her overall “Drache” ensemble, I wore this look several times, first because I was bowled over by the incredible detail and second because I wanted to make sure my photos of her amazing creation truly reflected its magnificence.  As very wonderful friend Dale said, the ensemble is really a wildly impressive work of art.  Early on when I met Destany just outside of her shop in the Asperatus sim, she shared with me that she created this design by hand on a tablet and that it took a year to get it just right and completed.   Destany also shared with me that she is an artist in the atomic world.  When you see “Drache” you find that the creation itself puts an exclamation mark at the end of that statement.  Destany is such an amazing artist.  “Drache” is simply a wildly gorgeous, intricate amazing work of art created by an amazing talent in both worlds.

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I hope Destany doesn’t mind that I’ve come to view it as a warrior’s ensemble.  It so incredibly reflects the level of resolve and passion in all of us who so valiantly and so determinedly continue in the battle to win the day and eradicate cancer.

After logging from the Fantasy Faire last night (when the Paws of the Law had imprisoned Jessica Lyon and after I contributed a couple times to help meet the 100,000 linden bail), the total linden count generated during the Fantasy Faire logged somewhere in the 5 million linden neighborhood with more shopping and the live auction to come today.  Such amazing spirit, such amazing generosity, such amazing community and fellowship.  Who can’t be in awe of everyone , this event, the heart and soul, the creations and fellowships here?   All I can think to say is what I uttered in overwhelmed surprise to Destany when she shared her work with me:  Wow…simply a blown away wow…and thank you beyond words in these the last remaining hours of the Faire.  In truth, always.

Fashion details and slurls.  100% of each RFL vendor item purchase goes to the fight to eradicate cancer.

  • ASPERATUS sim.  Ensemble:  Drache Demon Armour Female from Destany Laval of Unzipped
  • Gold Headdress (at the Fantasy Gacha):  “Caprisci” (rare) from Pure Poison

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Day 10 – Meadowfields at the Fairelands Junction

 A Look from the Fairelands

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What to say…  Day 10, with only today and tomorrow remaining in the Fairelands.  It’s such a glorious event made possible from an entire community of individuals with such generous hearts and spirits.  The Live Auction is yet to come, but before then there’s still so very much to take in, to experience, to appreciate.  Thank you to absolutely *everyone* who brings this fantastical community and world to life.  Indeed…To Life!!  Fashion details and slurls follow after the photos.

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Fashion details and slurls.  100% of each RFL vendor item purchase goes to the fight to eradicate cancer.

  • SANCTUM sim.  Hair:  “Darienne” mesh hair in crystal violet (RFL vendor item) from Miss AllSunday Lemon of Wasabi Pills
  • ASPERATUS sim.   Belt:  “Boadicea’s Belt” in bronze/white (RFL vendor item) from Deccan Arida of The Forge
  • SANCTUM sim.  Necklace:  “Bit of Hope” necklace (RFL vendor item) from Saiyge Lotus of Balderdash
  • THE FAERY COURT sim.  Upper armbands:  “Gilgalad” from Plurabelle Laszlo of Bliensen + MaiTai
  • Fantasy Faire Photo location:  Fairelands Junction by Saiyge Lotus

Fantasy Gacha Finds:

  • Arm Bracers (at the Fantasy Gacha):   “Butterfly” in aqua from Discover Destiny of On a Lark
  • Ankle Bracers (at the Fantasy Gacha):  “Fangarth” in silver from Druunah Esharham of a i s l i n g
  • Headdress (at the Fantasy Gacha):  “Caprisci” (rare) from Pure Poison

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Day 9 – Disruptive Interlude

It was one of those days today.  I’m plum out of time for getting a fashion post up, but I will double up on the posts in the remaining days of the Faire to cover the full 11 days.

It’s Day 9 already and the evening of it yet.  If you’ve been to the Fairelands you know how gorgeous they are.  If you haven’t, you really should go.  They are truly wonderful.  Just like everyone involved, from the organizers, creators, event planners, Paws of the Law to all of you.  Here are just a couple photos of only a small “some of the places” of the vast and wonderful Fairelands.

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