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Friday, March 16, 2018

Swank Events March '18 Introduces the Glam Hollywood Art Deco Vanity Collection by Circa Design.

This Art Deco Glam Hollywood Vanity Furniture Set by Cherelle Capra of CIRCA 
is the Second Life quintessential dressing table collection of the nostalgic Art Deco Style.

The dressing or vanity table is a very interesting phenomena. Few pieces 
of furniture have revealed more about society's culture, popular taste, 
or changing social customs than that of the vanity table.

The history of the vanity began with a simple box. Since antiquity, ornate boxes 
have been crafted to hold a variety of beautifying paraphernalia - including 
cosmetic jars, flasks for rare perfumes, exotic oil containers and also tools 
such as mirrors and brushes for applying makeup. 

However, it wasn't until the late 17th century in Europe that the form of 
the vanity as we know it today emerged. During this time, European high society began commissioning luxurious specialized furniture from craftsmen and furniture makers. 

Then in America during the 19th century, vanity tables reflected the revivalist styles 
which included Gothic, Elizabethan, Rococo, Renaissance, and Colonial. It was during this 
time period that the vanity table became an integral part of the bedroom environment.

Hollywood films of the 1920s and 1930s embraced the Art Deco Movement - 
which associated the modern concept of glamour and luxury with that of vanity table.

The Norman Bel Geddes’ enamel and chrome-plated steel dressing table
(circa 1932) is a model example of this sophisticated Art Deco style.

As part of CIRCA's growing collection of vanities, the "Glam Hollywood"
vanity set pays wonderful tribute to this magical Art Deco Style. 

This compact, glamorous & exquisitely detailed set comes with several pieces - 
each piece meticulously crafted and detailed, creating the overall 
composition of pure decadent and indulgent luxury.

This looks relatively tidy compared to my RL Shoe Rack!

In the collection there are two vanity table and seat coloration sets, a clothing roller hung clothing rack and curtains in three different textures to match your decor preferences. 

The vanity table comes with all kinds of small beauty sets to display on your table, 
along with a matching mirror and seat (with HUD driven texture change options). 

The seats come with 36 beauty & sit animations, including auto hand props to 
match the beautiful and fun animations when utilized. One vanity seat features 
classic patterns & colours, while an alternative version offers designs with 
shell patterns in mermaid colours.
I LOVE the Flower Vase! Just touch it to change your Flower Color Fetishes

This set is perfect for boudoir rooms, bedrooms or even full bathroom setups. 

So ladies, what the heck are you waiting for?  Go powder your noses
and get that derriere of yours over to this wonderful SWANK Event!

Store: CIRCA
Designer: Cherelle Capra
Product: Art Deco Vanity Furniture Set
Collection: Hollywood Glamour
Release: March 2018
Available: Swank Event (Click Here) 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

SWANK Events March 2018 Premiers the LUXE Paris Melody Gown in Green - A Walk Down Hollywood Glamour's Yellow Brick Road in the Wizard of Oz

The architecture of the OZ Nightclub at Calas Galadhon Park 
in Second Life exemplifies the art deco movement in the late 1930s. 

 It also pays a wonderful tribute to the Hollywood Glamour of the 1930's.

The 1939 MGM musical movie "The Wizard of Oz" was cleverly filmed in
both black/white and Technicolor, revealing the splendor of its stage 
sets, the story tale regions and costumes used in its filming.

The magic of this quintessential musical movie served as the 
inspiration for the OZ Nightclub in Second Life created in May of 2012 
by Ty Tenk and Truck Meredith, the creators of Calas Galadhon Park.

This Luxe Paris Melody Gown in Green captures the Epic Silverscreen's magic 
with its vibrant shades of emerald greens and contrasting black accenting. 

Emerald City is the capital city in the magical Land of OZ. 
Its majesty stands in the very center of Oz.

The use of color helped to define for its actors the tale of 
Dorothy, the Tin Woodmen, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion 
along with a host of other characters in the Land of OZ.

These same brilliant emerald green and black colors follow the same principles 
of color theory so richly captured in both the movie and the OZ Nightclub.

And, to express both the magic and the color of Dorothy's  ruby red shoes, 
I painted my lips in enamored ruby red provided by Stephanie Fishnet of AVADA.

The wonderful use of emerald greens and blacks
on this Luxe Paris Melody Gown defines it as 
something magically special, beautiful and unique.

I could not think of a more appropriate place to model this gown to 
complement the hollywood glamour, splendor and magic of the OZ Nightclub.

For just like the fabled musical movie and the OZ Nightclub, 
this Luxe Paris Melody Gown also brings magic to the Second Life experience.

Store: LUXE Paris Fashion
Designers: Paris Skytower & Mika Palmyra
Product: Melody Gown in Green
Collection: Hollywood Glamour
Release: March 2018
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Swank Events March 2018 Premiers WILD Fashion's "See Stars" Gown Teamed with Firelight's Gacha Vela Hair - A Potently Dangerous Combination

Lights, camera, fashion! Become a glamorous Hollywood screen goddess 
by wrapping your body in this gorgeous backless See Stars Gown from WILD Fashion.

If you’re the type who wants a look that’s classic and elegant but also wants to 
show some skin, this backless WILD Fashion See Stars Gown with its 
open back may be exactly what you’ve been looking for. 

The skin-baring sex appeal of this dress oozes with sultry style and sophistication.

Offering a subtle bit of sex appeal without being overly revealing, this backless dress 
strikes the perfect balance of sex and class, making the silhouette an ideal 
choice for those who want to dazzle and delight from every angle. 

This open back style and body hugging silhouette allows you to show some 
skin without baring too much, making it perfect for those who want a 
romantic look that shows a subtle hint of tempting flesh. 

The modern woman knows that it’s sexier to leave something to the 
imagination than showing tons of skin and baring it all.

This backless dress is held up by a slender straps which halters behind 
the neck and then also across the back - leaving the impression from behind 
that there is very little holding the dress up. 

Overall, the look of this gown is best described as one of sexy chic elegance. 

Wearing this breathtaking See Stars gown teamed with Firelight's Gacha Vela Hair 
will certainly put you in the spotlight at any formal event.

Most men are known to be extremely visual beings. So, when going to a formal event, 
it never hurts to be armed with all the tools you need to make that visual magic happen. 

That said, I believe that what a man truly enjoys seeing is the confidence in 
the way a woman dresses. This sultry See Stars Gown certainly takes 
confidence to a higher level, while also delivering both elegance and sophistication.

Ladies of the 21st century please take note. For sheer indulgence, look at 
investing in this dress - it will be a timeless classic for years to come.

Stores: WILD Fashion / Firelight 
Designers: Nice Wildrose / Teresa Firelight
Products: See Stars Gown / Vela Hair
Collection: Hollywood Glamour
Release: March 2018
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

Friday, March 9, 2018

Swank Events March 2018 Premiers LIZIAAH's Glam Gown in Blush - Striking Form Follows Function Sexy Appearance.

As French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy once said, "The dress must 
follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress."

Statuesque and lovely, this LIZ Glam Gown (in blush) does exactly that. 
This formal gown is a bit outside the boundaries of the mainstream, 
since it may be considered something that feels bravely bold to wear. 

However, the exquisite design of this dress exemplifies the first rule of 
architecture with its striking form follows function sexy appearance. 

From every angle, its a toxic killer of a dress intended to rock your man's world.

A gown of this nature makes a fierce statement with its deep plunging 
neckline and metal-studded leafed black cups held delicately in
place by a very sensuous halter strap.

The studded band of its bodice certainly creates a stunning,
jaw-dropping transition at its empire waist.

It is a gorgeous cut that puts the waistband right below the
bust, complemented by the studwork that flatters
and emphasizes the decolletage.

Without a doubt this LIZ Glam Gown (in blush) is one of the
sexiest of all mermaid dress silhouettes.

Its curve-hugging shape is guaranteed to take your man’s breath away.
It's the sensual style for the sensual you.

Designer: liziaah.lavecchia
Product: Glam Gown in Blush
Collection: Hollywood Glamour
Release: March 2018
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Swank Events March "Hollywood Glamour" Theme Features Pink Magic's Backdrop Hollywood - How to Enhance Your "Big Fashion Thing" (BFT)

When the glamorous Stars of the Hollywood movie industry step out of
their limousines and make their way into the Academy Awards Oscar event 
it is known in the fashion world as the "Big Fashion Thing" (BFT).

This famous and much-hyped red carpet BFT is the pregame show which
depicts physically fit and insanely attractive A-List celebrities flaunting
their fabulous hairstyles, ball gowns, and beautiful makeup. 

This red carpet show is a guide to the latest Hollywood fashion styles - 
all choreographed with great lighting, fanfare and romantic shuffling.

LUXE Paris N2U2 Mini Dress in Red

But for all the star quality brought to the red carpet by the likes of Ciara, 
Rita Ora and Kendall Jenner, today's Hollywood pales by comparison to the 
enduring icons of the Golden Age. Actresses such as Vivien Leigh and 
Olivia de Havilland showed the A-Listers how it should be done.

Looking back to the Golden Age of Hollywood, the early red carpets
were laid down as a way to guide the stars into a movie house or theater. 

This display by Pink Magic called "Backdrop Hollywood," captures the essence of 
a Hollywood Red Carpet Event with its red, black and gold glimmering 
Deco backdrop flanked by searchlights and potted palm trees.

In as much as I love the fashion statements that I see on Oscar Night, 
I believe that the Hollywood Entertainment Industry has veered away 
from the magic of Hollywood by being distracted by its politics

NO!  This is NOT my Limo! LOL

It is no wonder why the Academy Award Night's ratings have fallen significantly. 

I look forward to the Academy focusing back on the beauty, glamour and sophistication 
that it once represented - rather than obscured by bias and reduced from BFT to no BFD.

Store: Pink Magic
Designer: ƤĮŇЌĮ ÇƦÝƧƬÀɭ (pinki.crystal)
Product: Backdrop Hollywood
Collection: Hollywood Glamour
Release: March 2018
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

Sunday, March 4, 2018

SWANK Events March 2018 Introduces the Luxe Paris Celebrity Mini - "Respect the Banana - Your Body Deserves One"

The banana is a miracle of nature. It is colorful, nutritious and cherished by monkeys, Ha!

Seriously speaking, the banana is important to many areas of the world, 
where different parts of the plant are used for clothing, paper and tableware, 
and where the fruit itself is an essential dietary staple.

Respect the Banana - Your Body Deserves One...LOL

The origins of the banana grew out of an intensive and prolonged process of selective breeding.  It originated from the mismatched pairing of two South Asian 
wild plant species - the Musa Acuminata and Musa Balbisiana.

Arab traders later carried this new fruit to Africa, and then Portuguese 

sailors relayed them to the Americas. Thus the tasty new 
banana eventually made its way to all of our supermarkets. 

I also see a correlation between the banana and the Luxe Paris Celebrity Mini.

It can be summed up in a single word: sex. 

"Is That a Banana in Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy to See Me?"  (Mae West)

The phallic shape of banana also makes it a very suggestive food. 
However, the aphrodisiac effect of the banana is not just limited to its shape. 

Did you know that it is rich in nutrients that help produce 
sexual hormones and also enhances the libido? 

This Luxe Paris Celebrity Mini (in Banana) oozes with lots of Sex-a-Peel.

It also regulates the secretion of serotonin which is known to be 

responsible for the euphoric feeling after intercourse. It is no wonder 
why Luxe Paris Fashion created this sensual masterpiece.

From its sweetheart neckline, underwire supported cups,  ruffled sleeves, gorgeous 
laced open back and then down to its skimpy hem - this Luxe Paris Celebrity Mini  
will have that big ape of yours begging for more of your fruit.

The color yellow also inspires a happy, fun, and very playful mood. It empowers you 
to lift up everyone around you. It encourages interaction (and flirtation).

If you wear yellow, you are probably spirited, always laughing, and undeniably feminine. 
Wearing a yellow dress suggests that you are an active, creative, and exciting woman. 

This color also promotes intelligence which attracts men. It also improves concentration 
(which is why we see this color used on legal notepads and highlighters, etc.). 

So girls, do you have the daring to wear such a hot mini?  If you do, talk to Paris 
at Luxe Paris and please buy only one - not a bushel (for supplies are limited).  

Please also read the aphrodisiac warning label 
sewn into the back of this dress before you wear it.

Store: LUXE Paris Fashion

Designers: Mika Palmyra & Paris Skytower
Product: LUXE Paris Celebrity Mini in Banana
Collection: Hollywood Glamour
Release: March 2018
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Blueberry + Color - The Art of Fashion Doesn't Get Much Better Than This

"Eureka!  I found my Nirvana!"

From the moment we are born, color has a profound effect on everything we experience,
perceive and value through life's journey. As psychoanalyst and Sigmund Freud
collaborator Carl Jung once put it, “Color is the mother tongue of the subconscious.” 

When we get up each morning, we go into our wardrobe closet and pick out our clothes.
 We also look at the color shades of our lipstick, our blush, highlighters and hair coloring.

 Everyone expresses themselves through color - for it factors into how we convey
biophilia's emotion to identity with our natural surroundings and comprehend its meaning. 

"Cute Cats Tattoo" - Courtesy of CAROL G TATTOO WEAR

Thus, Color is so fundamentally innate to our lives. It is also one
of the most fluid yet subjective elements in our universe to identify with. 
That said, fashion designers embrace a simple truth when it comes to 
consumers and color: Seasons do change and so must our fashion color trends. 

So, to keep up with fast-paced seasonal color expectations, I find it interesting that designers 
are now experimenting with additional fashion seasons such as "Resort” and 
“Pre-Fall.” These additive seasons allow designers to experiment with colors and trends - 
extending popular color trends to satisfy their customers for as long as plausible. 

As a colorist in real life, I have seen how fashion brands spend hours
color-trend forecasting to adapt to the seasonal market conditions –
thus setting these trends in advance rather than reacting to them. 

The invention of color HUD driven menu options here in Second Life is the stroke of
genius by invention which bridges and proliferates our color vocabulary choice options. 

Blueberry is a great example of a fashion designer here who promotes and
embraces these HUD driven color choice options for her clothing designs -
rather than relying completely on the climate of fickle color market trends.

This Blueberry Tinker Set Long Sleeve Top combined with her Poppy Leggings (Fat Packs)
provides me with a diverse spectrum of color choices and options to play with.

This is very astute - because attitudes toward color change all the time.

And, as Divanistas, our ability to change colors & patterns with multiple
combination choices through these HUD driven menus inspires our
fashion styling moods to create beauty in Second Life.

The art of fashion doesn't get much better than this.

Store: Blueberry
Designer: Blueberry (blueberryxx)
Products: Tinker Set Long Sleeve Top & Poppy Leggings 
Available: BlueBerry (Click Here)

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