Sunday, 29 September 2013

The Fashion Fish : Finesmith's Latest Releases Vibe and Awake.

The chasteness of sea-girls...
The chasteness of sea-girls
(Featuring FINESMITH 'Awake' collection : bracelet, earrings)
Sun in my mouth
Sun in my mouth
(Featuring FINESMITH ' Vibe' collection : necklace, earrings, bracelet, rings)
Burning flowers
Burning Flowers
(Featuring FINESMITH 'Vibe' Collection : necklace, earrings, bracelet, rings)
These latest art wearables from FINESMITH's 'Awake' and 'Vibe' Collection is newly released.
Etched discs in precious metals encasing a large and gleaming gem is the theme that runs through both collections.
Details :

[:T:] Parted Lips 3
Maitreya VIP Group Gift Mesh Eyelashes
Formanails French (Multi)
Alchemy Eladie Skin (Frost Black)

IKON Eternal Eyes Lagoon.
Gos Barefoot V2 (Flat)

[INK] Hair Surrealism for DU5
.ploom. Camille - Indecisive @ Attic 

22769 [femme] Anushka Top White XS
ISON -geometric corset (white)

FINESMITH VIBE Collection (Bracelet , Earrings, Necklace, Rings)
FINESMITH AWAKE Collection (Bracelet , Earrings)

Friday, 27 September 2013

The Lucky Fish : Finesmith

(Inspired by Finesmith Happiness gift)
...And how appropriate it is to start my blogging adventures for Finesmith with these most appropriately named pieces. The images on flickr sporting FineSmith's brand of punchy, intelligently designed jewellery has always been something I've admired as being some of the most beautiful and artistic pieces of adornment in second life. I am very surprised and delighted to have been invited to join those ranks; with thanks to .Yeriak. Targaryen .Fashion Instrument

Details :

Happiness New Years Gift by FineSmith is available in the Mainstore without subscription.
ID Beachy Eyes (Modded for Doll)
Modelled on Doll COCO BJD with Head 2A
Hair is Melanie by Iren from We <3 Roleplay
!dM Mermaid Tail Rainbow Rare (Gacha Prize from Fantasy Fair)

Taken in Black Kite Sim.

Black Kite

The Fashion Fish : A season for Zibska and playing catchup...

Winter is coming...
Winter is coming
(Inspired by Zibska Corvo Couture Gown and Zinovia Hair)

Greetings gentle reader!

Don't all the exciting things seem to happen when you're away?

I came back to a nest of creativity in my inbox! Starting with the above image, inspired by the Corvo gown by Zibska. I found this dress a bit of a challenge to capture because the details of it are stunning though it tends to get lost on itself in various positions. Hopefully this does the creation justice.

I love the idea of being a literal moving landscape and perhaps that may have been a thread in some of my earlier images too. "Winter is coming and the night is full of terrors..." is of course a line from Game of thrones which I have very much come to appreciate! This piece of couture is also just a tantalising tease of things to come as Zibs felt compelled to make it amidst the flurry of creating her Fall/Winter collection.

Other details :

Fingerless Gloves by .Shi (Set 1) - from Sept. Arcade not with an unappreciated twist of irony, actually comes with fingers and rings!  

Renee Skin by Glam Affair - from March. Arcade (Often used in my images because of its editorial quality. Top Tip : The wonderful thing about Gachas is that these items are no copy but transferable and more often than not, because of the nature of the game, people often end up with more copies of these items than they know what to do with. If you're looking for older edition Arcade or Gacha items such as this skin, try doing an SL search for 'Arcade Yard Sale' and you' may just be able to grab yourself an absolute bargain! - More about Gachas in a later post)

Posed using Animare.

Petalicular I
(Inspired by Zibska's Siofra
for L'accessoires September round)
Petalicular II
Petalicular II
(Jelly fish or flower?)

For some abnormal reason that I can't quite fathom, the 30 days of Sept. go as quickly as the 28 days in February for me. Perhaps it is the rapid change of season and that strangeness to find I've left the UK in lush green summer only to return two weeks later to a changing landscape of autumnal reds and golds, as well as a distinct drop in temperature.
Over in my second life, it is always any season I want it to be, though somehow art tends to imitate life; drawing inspiration from the colour palettes that I find myself surrounded with, as well as that sort of surreality.

Other details :

It is my first visit to the Designers United event (Sept 14 - Oct 04) launched whilst I was travelling though lucky for me, had not yet ended. The official press release is as follows :

"For over five years, Designers United has shared the visions of different designers as they create exclusive items for specific themes. This results in diverse points of view from each designer, culminating in incredibly creative and artistic results. With a theme of Surrealism, Designers United 5 is a year you won't want to miss."

Always excited when I find new prosthetics to wear with my Doll Coco Avatar - the stilts and skirts are from Maitreya out of this event.

Posed using Animare + Body Behavior (Model Pose Sets)


Zibska  :
L'accessoires :
Designers United 5 :

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The Fashion Fish : Zibska's Alcmene

The flute player
The Flute Player
The Alcmene necklace for TGGS features 18 colours for main and accent bits, re-size and shine control and is copy/mod. Also included are two coordinating cuffs
Available now thru 13 October.

Details :
Doll COCO Snow Body + Head (Is completely free from Doll Coco and most recently , all the various heads that co-ordinated with this body was given out as a group gift. )

Alcmene (Set) by Zibska
from TCGS (Sept - Oct)

Hair is from Sept. Arcade Round - Max Duo (23) by Tulip

Flute + Pose by Me.

The Flying Fish : It's very nice to go trav'lin but it's so much nicer to come home...

Jet lagged - but back
Jet lagged - but home!
... And go mad at the Arcade Gacha (as per usual! More on that later!) ; Meanwhile...

20hr flights later sees me back in my little nest and it's so good to be home as much as I adore travel. Old blue-eyes sings it best with : 

It's very nice to go trav'ling

To Paris, London and Rome

It's oh, so nice to go trav'ling

But it's so much nicer

Yes, it's so much nicer to come home

It's very nice to just wander

The camel route to Iraq

It's oh, so nice to just wander

But it's so much nicer

Yes, it's oh so nice to wander back

The mam'selles and frauleins and the senoritas are sweet

But they can't compete 'cause they just don't have

What the models have on Madison Ave

It's very nice to be footloose

With just a toothbrush and comb

It's oh so nice to be footloose

But your heart starts singin'

When you're homeward wingin' across the foam

And you know your fate is

Where the Empire State is

All you contemplate is

The view from Miss Liberty's dome

It's very nice to go trav'ling

But it's oh so nice to come home
You will find the madchen and the gay muchachas are rare

But they can't compare with that sexy line

That parades each day at Sunset and Vine

It's quite the life to play gypsy

And roam as gypsies will roam

It's quite the life to play gypsy

But your heart starts singin'

When you're homeward wingin' across the foam

And the Hudson River

Makes you start to quiver

Like the latest flivver
That's simply drippin' with chrome

It's very nice to go trav'ling

But it's oh so nice to come home

No more customs

Burn the passport

No more packing and unpacking

Light the home fires

Get my slippers

Make a pizza