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Lots of photos for this post – I hope it doesn’t take too long to load – but I just HAD to show you my bargain of the month find for June!

I’m a regular visitor at Collabor88, the monthly collection featuring special themed releases of clothing, skins, skyboxes, furniture, poses and accessories at knockout prices from resident contributors and special guests. It’s always worth checking out.

The theme for June is “Shindig” and the place is positively bursting with colour. I didn’t realise until I got there, but the special guest for June is none other than Glam Affair – makers of my favourite skins! They have released this gorgeous skin, Mia Disco, with 3 special makeups for the event!

Not only the gorgeous skin, that is retailing at only L$188,  Glam Affair has released this sweet asymmetric mesh summer dress, Zoe, in several dazzling bright colours that tone with the skins, and some mesh pants for men in the same colour palette, for L$88 each!

I couldn’t resist buying all 3 skins at that price, and I bought 3 dresses to wear with them – such a fresh, on trend look for the summer. I kept the styling simple with monochrome earrings and big bangles, long nails in matching brights, and platform pumps.

For makeup, I added eyeliner from Miamai (I can’t live without my eyeliner!) and these succulent lip glosses, newly released by blackLiquid Makeup for Chic2 in a range of sheer shades that give a stunning wet look shimmer to the lips. Perfect for any disco dolly!

Style notes:

From Collabor88:
Skin: Glam Affair  – Mia Natural Disco A/B/C 01
Dress: Glam Affair – Zoe /Green/Chateau Rose /Golden Sand

Lip gloss: blackLiquid Makeup – Sheer Shimmer /blood/barbie bitch/kabuki red from Chic2
Eyeliner: Miamai – Lesmakeups Eyeliner 02
Hair – all 3 styles from TRUTH
Bangles: Je Suis Magnifique Bangles
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer 60’s Gogo Disks – available from FaMESHed
Shoes: N-core Coquette Platforms /green/pink/red
Nails: Mstyle Perfect Long Nails /colourful colors

Please Note: Collabor88 is a monthly event – this collection will be gone at the end of June!

Mohna Lisa has done it again with his latest release, Fallen Angel. It’s an utterly divine gown, with a dramatic cutaway bodice that flares at the hip to an extravagant, sweeping train edged with Mohna Lisa Couture’s trademark shimmering, sparkles. Simply stunning. So much so, I couldn’t decide on just 2 photos to use for this post – so here are 4! I think the photos speak for themselves – this is one sure-fire show stopper of a gown.

Fallen Angel comes only in black, and there are 2 options. The classic, shown here, and the cocktail, without the train, but a more form fitting frilled full length skirt. They are available individually, or as a fatpack of both styles. Black opera gloves are also included, though I decided to go for silver this time. Did I say I love this gown?

Style notes:
Gown: Mohna Lisa Couture – Fallen Angel Classic
Gloves: Mimikri – Cuff Gloves /silver
Earrings: Gems and Kisses – Meraviglia – Bea Edition (no longer available for sale)
Makeup: White Widow – Face Tattoo – Berlingot /BW with eye makeup
MOCK Cosmetics – Lipgloss /clear
Hair: Osmose – Argentina /platinum

It’s pretty hot here in London this week (at last we have some sun!) and I felt like dressing in cool white linen! I spent a very pleasant SL afternoon exploring and shopping in the recently opened Creations for Parkinson’s sim, that aims to raise money and awareness for the Michael J Fox Foundation (MJFF).

The sim is a permanent location, not a temporary event, and will raise funds for MJFF through a variety of methods, including a 50/50 sales split with designers in the shopping area; live music events; various social activities and donation boxes, which are set up around the sim for visitors to donate to the cause. It’s a lovely sim, with plenty to explore, some pretty nooks and crannies to enjoy, and some good shopping, with several boutique style stores to visit.

While I was there I spotted this lovely mesh blouse and skirt from AlaFolie, perfect for my cool summer chic look – they’re available in a range of bright colours, as well as black and white, and there’s a knee length version of the skirt as well. I’m liking the frills on this blouse – nice work, and taking mesh design a step further in detailing I think! I decided to accessorise with tan and beige toned shoes, shades and jewellery and the fab beige toned wide brim summer hat, rather than going for a completely monochrome look this time, and I’m liking it lots.

Style notes:
Blouse: AlaFolie – MORGANE /Blanc from Creations for Parkinsons
Skirt: AlaFolie – MI COURTE /blanc  from Creations for Parkinsons

Hat: Les petits Details – Summer Breeze Hat /Beige Tones from The Ashraya Project
Shoes: Celoe – Zoe Pumps /domino
Bag: Fleshtone – Lana Leather Tote /White
Sunglasses: Miel – Hipster Peepers /candy gloss
Earrings and ring: Je Suis – Voyante /plain
Hair: Vanity hair – Lady Boy /platinum

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Bouquet Babii of Vero Modero is launching a new bridal collection with everything a bride could wish for on her special day. The collection will be launched at a special show on Saturday 19th May at 2.30pm SLT featuring some of SL’s top models and a live performance from Nigel Palmer.

I’m wearing Vero Modero’s Eleaf. Part of the new collection, it’s a beautiful gown that sheaths the body in satin, wrapped with layer upon layer of delicate chiffon. Eleaf comes with gloves, a veil and large and small rose hair attachments, giving you some options for creating your special look.
Photos taken at the Lost World sim.

Sometimes a garment leaps out at me, right off the vendor pic, and I know I HAVE to have it. Mohna Lisa Couture’s special edition gown – Genesis Madame Butterfly – is one of them. The delicate butterfly and dragonfly print on gold silk is in such refreshing spring colours, and the cut is risque but flattering, with it’s cut out bodice and slashed to the hip long skirt. The gown comes with a sparkling wrap and a shoulder embellishment (not shown), giving you some options for how to wear it. This is a wonderful gown for making a grand entrance!

Mohna Lisa designed this special edition gown, inspired by Puccini’s opera of the same name, for the Opera Meets Couture event held on April 15th to raise donations for the Academy of Music and Education. The gown is now available for sale at the Mohna Lisa Couture main store.

Speaking of Madame Butterfly, you might enjoy listening to this! Malcolm McLaren’s awesome track of the same name from 1984 – well ahead of it’s time. The video is simply stunning!

Style notes:

Gown: Mohna Lisa Couture – Genesis Madame Butterfly

Shoes: Sim-I-lar Footwear – Lucca /Purple Suede

Jewellery and nails: Gems and Kisses (no longer available for sale)

Hair: Osmose – Venus /Platinum


MOCK – Lae’s Lilac Maurea Masque Makeover

White Widow – Face Tattoo Confettis /Purple

Lashes: Miamai – NoAlpha Lashes No.10

Photos taken at HuMaNoiD.

I had some lovely surprises waiting for me when I logged in to Second Life yesterday. Lady Stromfield, of House of Dragovar, had sent me this form fitting high collared gilet, and Eve Express, creator of Face Paint cosmetics sent me a whole bundle of her latest work to review – yummy! Thank you so much for your inspiring work ladies!
I’ve been styling lots of girly girl looks the past week or so, and I think it was about time for an antidote.  I went for something a little edgier, with the latest group special mesh skinnies from Maitreya, the fab DOOM boots from sYs, tattoos I picked up at the Kawaii Fair last week, and boy hair from CheerNo.  I’m loving this look, and I hope you do too!

Style notes:Gilet: House of Dragovar – Furlero

Camisole: Blowpop – Blue Roses/Red

Jeans: Maitreya – Zipper-Skinny Jeans/Dirty

Boots: sYs – DOOM Boots/Redstar

Jewellery: Mandala – Sinra Piercing/Silver, Sinra necklace/Silver Moon;

Amorous – You Bracelets (left arm resized and repositioned to upper arm) (these were a store gift a few months ago, I’m not sure if they’re still available)

Makeup: Face Paint – Valentine/Red

Lashes: Miamai – NoAlpha Lashes no.10

Nails: Leverocci – Round Nails_1FA_BlackPlain (mesh)

Hair: LoQ Hair – Shaved Hairbase – Platinum;  CheerNo Hair – MAX [Blond 10.3XL]

Tenjin – Dragon Lady Tattoo/Faded

I’m so loving this season’s simple, elegant chic styles.with their clean lines and pretty colours. My new finds this week include the Pastel Zipper Skinnies from Maitreya that come in a wonderful range of colours, and this pretty frilled top from Mon Tissu that comes with both solid and sheer options.

More mesh news – Tabata Jewell of Vanity Hair has produced her first rigged mesh hair – this simple high ponytail comes in 3 style options – with a band (shown), and with and without a fringe. The band version comes with a colour changing hud that enable you to match the band exactly to your outfit. Nice work Tabata! I look forward to more mesh hair from Vanity!

Another of my favorite designers brought out their first mesh this week too – Sim-i-lar Footwear have released these incredible mesh stilettos – Lucca – with gravity defying steel heels. I got them in white patent, but I can see myself going back for more!

Style notes:*

Top: Mon Tissu – Ruffeld Shell (solid) mesh /Pearl
Jeans: Maitreya – Zipper Skinny Pastel /Lavender
Shoes: Sim-I-lar – Lucca /White Patent
Necklace: Mandala – Kagetora /Purple
Earrings: Mandala – Tukemono /Silver

Hair: Vanity Hair – Sunset Blvd 3 /Platinum
Makeup: MOCK – Turkish Rose Glace Lipcolor, Stardust Shadow-Lavender Moonlight, Clear Lipgloss Miamai – LesMakeups_Eyeliner 02
Lashes: LeLutka – 2011 lashes/curl
Nails: Mstyle – Long Nails/Pastel

*Due to problems in Second Life at the moment, I am unable to create SURLs for the stores used – I will remedy this just as soon as I can! In the meantime, it should be possible to find all the stores using search. Sorry!

I teamed up with my big sis Starlitestarbrite Constellation today to show you some mesh newness from Mohna Lisa Couture (MLC). We decided to go with one of this seasons hot trends – black and white, and went for a leisurely stroll through Mayfair for a spot of shopping and lunch.

These outfits illustrate the range very well – from classic chic through to more youthful hotness – and what better than this cute cutaway mini dress that really sparkles inworld, to show off Star’s looooong tanned legs? As always at MLC, the dresses come complete with accessories and shoes, so you can wear your outfit straight out of the box, or mix it up a little, as your mood takes you.

Style notes:
Picture 1
Star wears:
Dress, bracelet, earrings and heels: Mohna Lisa Couture – Linda Black Sparkles (mesh)
Hair: Shag – She Sells Sanctuary Updo /Bombshell
Bea wears:
Dress, handbag and bracelet: Mohna Lisa Couture – Dana Bone White (mesh)
Shoes: Sim-i-lar – Lucca /white patent (mesh)
Jewellery: Donna Flora – Ester 
Sunglasses: Elate! – Susie Cateye Shades /black
Hair: Osmose – Venus /platinum 
Picture 2:
Dress and hat: Mohna Lisa Couture – Prima Donna /black (mesh)
Jewellery: Donna Flora – Willa /black set
Shoes: N-core – Femme /noir intense
photos taken on location at Mayfair sim