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!






Stone Love

I am absolutely *wild* about a mind-boggling gorgeous creation called “Artifact” from long-time friend and uber talented designer Tiffy Vella of Eclectica Jewellery.  Tiffy dropped “Artifact” to me the other day, and I’ve been stupefied by its presence ever since.  Its beauty, dimension, and status just stagger the mind.  It comes complete with color-changing hud, which provides about 9 stone color variations.   “Artifact” is so regal, so royal, so breathtaking, so stunning that I’ve spent considerable time marveling at it instead of taking photos.  I show it in a few windlight settings so you can see there’s *real* dimension in the stones and the metal etchings of these pieces.

“Artifact” is a *WOW* jewelry set.  It’s gorgeous, truly utterly gorgeous.  Run, trust me, just run straight to Tiffy’s shop and pick this up.  No matter what metal variety you select — Nacre, Silver, Gold, or Black — you will *adore* this ensemble.  *Adore* it.  Wow, Tiffy, thank you so very much for the great beauty you render in your pieces and the very great joy your incredible talents give.

Stone Love nacre light blue

stone love silver and maitreya gown

stone love silver with blue

Stone Love 1

stone love gold with white stones

stone love gold

stone love black with purple

Fashion Details

  • Photo 1-2:  “Artifact” jewelry ensemble in silver and the aqua stone colorway from Tiffy Vella of Eclectica Jewellery & Accoutrements; “Bowed Court” shoes (shown in dove), also from Tiffy Vella; Vintage Lace Gown – Delicate from Onyx LeShelle of Maitreya (and available through Feb 7th for a great price at Collabor88 ); “Sophie~Smokey Red~Brown Brows” skin from Rhapzody Wilde of Mynerva (this skin is a beautiful oldie…I’m not sure if it’s still available)
  • Photo 3:  “Artifact” jewelry ensemble in nacre and the pink stone colorway, from Tiffy Vella of Eclectica Jewellery & Accoutrements; “Angelica” skin (in India tone) from Aida Ewing of Glam Affair
  • Photo 4:  “Artifact” in gold and the white stone colorway from Tiffy Vella; Glam Affair skin
  • Photo 5:  “Artifact” in gold and the green stone colorway from Tiffy Vella; Glam Affair skin
  • Photo 6:  “Artifact” in black and the purple stone colorway from Tiffy Vella; Glam Affair skin

Bathing Beauties

At this very moment, I live in a rare state….my machine is working.

I found some images I had taken a while back.  But my machine turned into the tazmanian devil some time ago and refused to allow them to see the light of day.   I think I know why.  Very wonderful friend Dale agreed to model with me.  We feature jewelry and we do so scantily clad.  (Jealous machine.)

I hope to find the fashion information and return here to post it, along with slurls, but in the meantime and while my machine is still being agreeable (or distracted I’m not sure which), I’ll just post the photos.  Here’s a topic…can scantily clad ever be too scanty or too clad?  Discuss.

bathing beauties2

Dale closeup


Dale and Michele


I’m on a roll with my machine.  It’s holding up and fighting off the blue screen of buzz-kills.  So I must strike while the iron is hot!

And so I did.  I logged inworld today and ever delightful and amazingly talented friend Tiffy Vella dropped her latest creation to me.  Tiffy is the genius behind Eclectica Jewellery & Accoutrements…and in fact, she is the founder and owner.  It’s been such a privilege really to feature Tiffy’s creations.  She consistently creates such beautiful, feminine pieces that I just want to pile them all on together and gaze at them.  If you’re into the romantic or if you celebrate all things decidedly female, Tiffy’s creations are custom made for you.  Her latest creation, shown here, is called “Lotus.”

tiffy lotus

tiffy lotus 2

As has become her signature style, Tiffy’s ensembles come fully loaded with a color changing hud so you can change out the tones of the metals, the pearls, and the neckband.   She was one of the first to provide this feature and still does so, always in a clear and uncomplicated way.  That means a great deal.

The color choices for the pearl inlay are:  fern, pink, lilac, yellow.  For the metal and neckband, the choices are:  gold, silver, dark pewter (my favorite).   The first photo showcases the ensemble with fern pearl inlay and dark pewter metal and neckband.  In the second photo, the ensemble features yellow pearl inlay with the dark pewter metal and neckband.  In any windlight and with any attire, “Lotus” is just glorious…and utterly original.  You will not see any resemblance to this ensemble coming and going in your SL travels.  If you love being a woman and you love unique and gorgeous creations, fly thee over to Eclectica Jewellery & Accoutrements and pick up “Lotus,” a beautifully feminine ensemble complete with earrings, necklace, and rings.

Reap what you sow

Evie’s new general release “Demeter” has special meaning.  Demeter is the Goddess of Agriculture.  During the Fantasy Faire when the tinies jailed Evie, a large crowd came to her rescue and bailed her out.  In return, Evie gave each of us a gift.  This gift turned out to be the gorgeous “Demeter,” a combination flexi and mesh gown.  Previously seen only in the Miss Virtual World competition, “Demeter” is now available at Evie’s Closet for all of us.  I really love this gown.  Not only because it’s so lovely — and it truly is, as all of Evie’s items are — but because Evie and the entire Fantasy Faire community are so incredibly generous and of such beautiful heart.

evie front

evie's gown back

evie closeup face necklace

I pair “Demeter” with always beautiful “Solaria” necklace and earrings from long-time friend Tiffy Vella.  Her jewelry rocks, truly rocks.  Every purchase is loaded for bear, typically with a variety of gem and metal color options and an attention to detail that is just astounding.  I have several of Tiffy’s items from her Eclectica shop and I love them all.  Thank you, Tiffy, for your beautiful artistry and your wonderful friendship.

And yes…I did pair an orange-red hair with a blood-red gown.  Clawtooth hair has fast become a favorite go-to hair source because of its always distinctive personality.  I admit I’m rather fascinated by how this sunset colorway works with this gown.  The haircolor picks up some of the hue in the vein part of the leaf pattern on the gown.  And I just love the hair style.

No matter how you pair these items together or if you wear them separately all of these creations are gorgeous and all the designers wonderful.   Go reap what you sow and get these lovelies.

Fashion Details & Slurls

  • Gown:  “Demeter” (mesh) from Evie’s Closet by Evangeline Miles
  • Hair:  “Could I Resist” in sunset (mesh) from Clawtooth by Bubbles Clawtooth
  • Earrings & Necklace:  ‘Solaria in Fuscia&Silver (mesh) from Eclectica Jewellery & Accoutrements by Tiffy Vella
  • Bangles:  “Nizam Choodiya” in silver white from Zaara by Zaara Kohime
  • Arm bands:  “Nizam Bajubandh” in white from Zaara by Zaara Kohime
  • Skin:  “Margot” in America 01 with light brown brow from Glam Affair by Aida Ewing
  • Location:  Worlds End Garden by Lucia Genesis

Natural Woman

Uber talented friend and designer Tiffy Vella understands how to make a woman look elegant and amazing and natural all at the same time.  Like pulling off a sophisticated vibe is the easiest thing in the world to do because it comes oh so naturally.  For Eclectica creator Tiffy, the truth is a refined sense of design does come quite naturally.  Her creations never cease to amaze, and her latest release “Harikoa I Fern” is no exception.

fern black and white necklace close

After Tiffy shared this ensemble with me, I gazed at it for quite a while with great appreciation.  It has an ethereal delicacy and an outrageousness both.  “Harikoa Fern” is a dimensional work, like all of Tiffy’s creations.  All those branches and leaves, gem caps and chain links that you see?  Those are all prims.  Really that’s outrageous.  I can’t even fathom working such teeny tiny prims, much less doing so to such gorgeous effect.  And as if the sheer beauty of this highly complex piece isn’t enough, Tiffy includes a HUD.  The HUD allows for near-endless color choices for the stones and the metal.   With “Harikoa Fern,” all told you have somewhere in the neighborhood of 8 different stone and metal choices, respectively.  And when you wear the entire ensemble (earrings, necklace, tiara, rings) the color changes apply to all the pieces at the same time.   Take a look at a small sampling.  I show three colorways below just to give you a sense of how much value you receive.

fern black and white closeup

fern black and gold necklace

fern red and white necklace

fern earring

I really love this ensemble.  I know I say that every time I share one of Tiffy’s creations and every time, it’s the truth.  Tiffy is such a talented designer who understands how to balance complexity and sophistication in her jewelry so that the pieces dazzle but they don’t overwhelm.  Because after all, it’s the beauty of being a woman that should dazzle.  Tiffy understands this and designs for this.  Quite naturally indeed.

Fashion Details & Slurls

  • Jewelry:  “Harikoa I Fern” wardrober by Tiffy Vella, creator of Eclectica Jewellery & Accoutrements
  • Hair:   “Linda” in jet black by Carina Larsen, creator of Amacci
  • Skin:  “Enna” in red lips and red brows by Ekilem Melodie, creator of MONS
  • Eyes:  “Sunrise” in purple by Ikon Innovia, creator of IKON
  • Dress:  “Mother” from the Poetry Collection by Nevery Lorakeet creator of LpD

All that glitters…friendships and gems!

A couple of weeks ago, long time friend and uber talented Eclectica creator Tiffy Vella dropped her latest jewelry wardrober to me.  It’s called “Cascade” and it’s amazing and gorgeous as are all of Tiffy’s wonderful designs.  But even more than her beautiful gift, I deeply enjoyed spending time chatting with Tiffy and learning how life, and second life, were treating her.  “Very well” is no surprise.  Tiffy’s a genuinely nice, generous and talented soul.  As much as auras can be detected in the virtual world, her’s is clear and bright.   It’s been a long time (maybe 4 years now?) since we met and worked together at Shenlei Flasheart’s Shengri La Vintage Marketplace.  The great and grand thing about SL is how friendships continue to last through the years.

That certainly holds true when it comes to talent, too.  Tiffy’s designs have always been intricate and rich to the eye.  That hasn’t changed one bit.  “Cascade” provides another powerful display of her brand.

eclectica purple closeup

What has changed over the last year or so is the great scripting Tiffy includes in her pieces.  “Cascade” includes a HUD that provides virtually endless color choices for the beads and a wonderful variety of colors for the metal.  A wild capability of the HUD is that you can change all the colors simultaneously in the entire ensemble when you wear each piece together. I show “Cascade” (above) in one two-tone colorway with gold metal.  Here it is (below) in another two-tone colorway with black metal.  With this gown from Sascha’s Designs, I do adore the purple and white with gold metal.  Yet it’s so much fun to have the ability to change colors on a whim.

eclectica cascade side cropped

Here’s a closeup of the bracelet.  You receive a left and a right bracelet with your purchase, along with the earrings and the necklace.

eclectica bracelet

Speaking of earrings, here’s a closeup of those as well.  The entire ensemble is gorgeous.  Add to that the ability to change up the colors of the beads and the metals, you’ll find “Cascade” to be a truly wonderful gift…for your friends and yourself!  ‘Cuz you’ll want this set too…trust me you will!

eclectica yellow earrings

Get your jollies here!  Fashion Details & Slurls