Sunday, June 22, 2014

Danaria Goes GoT

 Although I have not participated in any Game of Thrones roleplay in SL, I have to confess that I am a huge fan of the HBO series.  I can't get enough of the outstanding costumes.  So I started looking around, and I found that there are several talented SL designers who have made some great outfits inspired by GoT.  To date, the above dress is my absolute favorite.  This is "Dany" from FATEplay.  Damien Fate has outdone himself with this one.  You just have to try it on to see the fine details and great fit.  My shape is set to be a perfect "medium", and this dress is just right--plus, it "moves" well and without any distortion.  I've been wearing it for a couple of weeks now, and find that it works well not only as a costume, but as a "regular" dress with nice heels.  Having been inspired myself, I made a new jewelry set called Danaria--something I could envision being worn by Daenerys, Khaleesi and Mother of Dragons. 

 The necklace is a "statement", somewhat tribal, collar necklace featuring a row of metal rings along the front, plus a prominent, very beautiful stone setting.  As usual, the jewelry is texture changing.  There are 6 metals, 9 rings (both plain and floral in various metals), 9 "dragon scale" textures for the stone backing, and 4 gemstone textures from which to choose in each of 4 color sets.  Each of the color sets includes a serpentine stone selection.  Some people refer to serpentine as "dragon stone", so it seemed appropriate for the theme.

Here are examples of the Danaria green and red color sets.  Below is another Daenarys costume found at !gO!, where you can find several GoT outfits.  Very nice work.

And last, but not at all least, below is the Danaria Neutral set, shown here in silver/gold with a golden serpentine stone.  The outfit is a lovely modern pants set, and you can see that the jewelry is timeless, looking great for roleplay as well as everyday wear.

I'm wearing:
Jewelry:  ELEMENTAL JEWELRY--Danaria Necklace & Earrings.  Texture changing in Blues, Greens, Reds, and Neutrals.
Skin:  League--Jen in pales.  Purchased full price.
Hair:  Truth--Adeline in browns.  Purchased full price.
Eyes:  Mayfly--Liquid Light Eyes in Paris Green Shadow.  Group Gift.
Blue Dress:  FATEplay--Dany in aquamarine.  Purchased full price.
Green Dress:  Evie's Closet--Imperial Green.  Purchased on sale.
Red Dress:  !gO!--Khaleesi dress in red.  Purchased full price.
Gold Outfit:  AlaFolie--Seet Et Pant Gold & Black.  I'm not certain, but I think this was a hunt gift.
Location:  TIME OUT!..."Take a Time Out and Relax".  This is a really well done place with lots of nooks and crannies, opportunities for fun and photos.  I urge you to have a look.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Mers & Me

A few weeks ago, Theta Cooperstone (Marseille) sent me a note saying that she (with help from the Ever Dream Modeling Agency) was planning to do a Fantasy Fashion Show featuring primarily mermaids.  She wanted to know if I'd be interested in providing jewelry for the models.  Now, I've always enjoyed stories about mermaids, but I've never met any mers in SL, so I popped over to Theta's shop to have a look.  Wow!  I was blown out of the water (hehe).  Such beautiful outfits!  I immediately said that I would love to participate.  I asked Theta what type of jewelry mermaids prefer to wear, and she said, "Well, first and foremost, we are girls, so we enjoy wearing the same type of jewelry any girls enjoy."  So, there you have it.  I did notice, however, that mers are really good with makeup--look at the colorful designs.

Well, today was the big day.  Theta graciously sent me a mermaid outfit, which I tried my best to wear for the occasion.  Surely, there is a class somewhere in SL regarding how to best wiggle into a mermaid tail.  If not, there should be, because I was not successful.  I decided they would just have to take me as I am...and they did.  Mermaids are lovely, friendly folk.

Speaking of lovely, here are some photos from the show.  I am not able to identify anything but the models and the jewelry, other than to say that the outfits are from Mermaid Treasure & Boutique.   Here is the roster:  In photo #1, you will see Aradia Mistwood wearing Ravenna (Halloween special edition) necklace & earrings.  Kaciee Resident is shown in photo #2 wearing the Sorcha (Set 1) necklace & earrings.  In photo #3, above, is Hexe Jie wearing the Galena (Set 2) necklace & hairband.  I'm not sure whether she is wearing the matching earrings or not--that's a lot of pink hair.

Above, in photo #4 is Serenity Couerblanc wearing the Isabella (Greens) necklace, earrings, ring, and tiara.

In photo #5, you will see Memory Thorne also wearing the Ariadne (Golds) necklace, earrings, & tiara.  Below is Zuzana (Zuzanar) Resident in the Ophelia 2 (Greens) necklace & earrings.

Last, but not least, in photo #7, is Trinity Aeronaut in the Light Aurora necklace & earrings.

All of the jewelry is from ELEMENTAL JEWELRY.  It's all texture changing, with several metal and stone choices in each set.  Once again, I believe that all of the outfits are from Mermaid Treasure & Boutique.    Thank you to Theta Marseille, and to all of the elegant models! I had a great time watching the show.  (Be sure to check out Theta's blog--it's posted in the blog roll on the right.)