I love featuring the incredible work of wonderful friends, all grand souls and many who also truly seem to have no shortage of talents. One of those gifted souls is Tiffy Vella, creator of Eclectica Jewellery & Accoutrements. I’ve featured many of Tiffy’s creations in this weblog in the past, and tonight is no different. Recently, Tiffy shared this glorious jewelry set (necklace and earrings) called “Opulence,” which I am delighted to have the opportunity to showcase.  Take a gander…

Spectacular, right?  The colors in this piece, the elaborate finery of it all are just compelling in a way that is difficult to pinpoint.   I feel romanticism, the feminine mystique, elegance and stature all at the same time.  Opulence renders into a substantial design and presence, not only materially but also precisely because the creation doesn’t have to shout one whit in order to be noticed.  Opulence enters the room and all heads turn to see the beauty along your clavicule.  No matter what you’re wearing, this jewelry holds its own.  For example:  take in the display of Opulence paired with this arousing little number from Solange that equally holds its own…

The whole look says a whole lot, doesn’t it.  If there is any commotion to be heard it’s a compelling desire to click the slurls below and pick up these elegantly arresting items.  So, go ahead…and have your way with those slurls.

Fashion details

Jewelry:  “Opulence” from Tiffy Vella, creator of Eclectica Jewellery & Accoutrements

Outfit:  “Carnal” from Solange Cerveau, creator of Solange Fashion and available at the Festival of Sin, which opened February 18th and runs through March 3rd.  (Wonderfully low lag now…one of the benefits of waiting to pick up the item!  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Diablo/92/69/71/ )



 “Romance” is the second weblog challenge Strawberry Singh put forth on her wonderful weblog.  The specific challenge is for each weblogger who participates to share what personifies romance for them.  This weblog challenge is easy for me to answer because the answer comes from the heart. 

Love:  following the heart and soul, being present and accessible to all of the universe so as to hear and feel the heart’s song no matter what else is happening — routine or chaos — around you. 

Romance is the beautiful eternal dance of melding.  It is naturally, undeniably in sync with the rhythym of the hearts’ songs made one.  Romance is the tender, wide smile; the powerful, gentle form; the warm caress of skin.  Romance is the heated, lingering gaze; the generous, gorgeous and insightful spirit; the loving support and gentle even serious conversations.  It is the profile of quiet reflection, of amazing brilliance, of blissful dreams, of joyful chuckles.  Romance is the marvelling, celebrating, admiring, building with and sharing in and learning together.  It is all of this and so very very very much more. 

Indeed, at the very heart of it all, romance is the very thought, the very essence…of you.  Always.

Dress:  Solange’s “Holiday” dress in black/gold at the The Call for Couture Festival*

Hair:    Analog Dog’s “17” in dark

*The Call for Couture:  Over 150 designers created fashion, skins, hair and accessories for auction as well as a pre-a-porter variation for sale.   Many designers also have a booth with new or limited designs for sale.  The Festival is for the month of October and ends October 31st.  All donated proceeds go to The Samaritans charity (registered charity number 219432)