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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Swank Events August '17 Premiers Selene Creations Soir d'ete Noir Lingerie - It’s Time to Embrace & Empower Your Womanhood.

First, I would like to address the men out there that have girlfriends here in SL.  

Are you contemplating what to get her as a gift? 

Well, it is very common that many romantic couples give and receive lingerie. 
It makes a wonderful gift.  Women also deserve sexy lingerie too!

So if you want to make a lasting impression with a return on your investment 
then I recommend that you choose wisely and get her this 

Selene Creations Soir d'ete Noir Lingerie Outfit.

I love this Selene Creations Soir d'ete Noir lingerie set. It possesses me. 

I paired its sexy laced bra and skirt with a laced garter, panties and sheer stockings 
applier from Big Beautiful Doll in “Poison Black.”

The 3 main reasons why all you ladies out there in SL should rock in these sexy knickers:

1) Wearing these sexy knickers will make you feel sexy. 

Feeling sexy also improves your self-confidence.  Having improved self-confidence 
also translates to better success in all aspects of your life. 

I actually often wear lingerie as my undergarment in RL at work beneath my 
business suit - complete with garter belt, lacy bra and panties. 

Wearing sexy lingerie is an easy & inconspicuous way of exuding confidence. 
People just know when you’re confident.

There is also something about wearing naughty lingerie. You can catch a guy’s 
attention quicker than you can say “Granny's Panties.” 

2) Sexy lingerie puts you back in touch with your sensuality. 

Lingerie is never about him. It’s always about you.

Your alluring scent, sight and touch…These are all of the essential signals 
and prompts which define you as an innately sensual being with erotic passions. 

I don’t advertise this fact in Second Life, but I’ve been 
single for most of the time here since I’ve had my blog. 

Most of the sexy lingerie I model and review has never 
been seen by others here on an intimate level. 

If it works aesthetically as an applier with the rest of my mesh outfits, 
I will wear it as an undergarment while modeling and writing blogs. 

I find that it is easy to falter into feeling somewhat asexual when I am not in a relationship. 
So, wearing sexy lingerie is my way of keeping those embers of mine warm.

3) You never know when romance is near. 

 Today might be just that day… not for the love of your life, necessarily, but maybe 
for that special romp between the sheets that can take your breath away. 

Think about it...Do you really want to be wearing drab undies when that occurs? 
Whatever mesh clothing or appliers that you’re wearing underneath 
should be at least as sexy as the one's you're wearing on top. 

Do the naughty with sexy sophistication and style with this
Selene Creations Soir d'ete Noir lingerie set. 

“Lingerie is not about seducing men, it’s about embracing womanhood.”  - Dita von Teese

Store: Selene Creations
Designer: Selene Morgan (drachlilith)
Product: Soir d'ete Noir lingerie
Collection: Retro Mania
Release: August 2017
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Swank Events August Features the BYRNE Shrimpton Outfit in Berry - An Iconic 1960s Jet Set Look which women loved & lived during this decade

Before the 1960s, young women were expected to dress in conformity with 
their mothers, largely based on Parisian couture. 

The 1960s was a politically charged decade of revolution and change. 
Youth protests, demonstrations and ideologically differed from the 
morality and the mannerisms of their parents. The youth believed that 
they no longer needed to follow the rules of the middle class. 

The miniskirt had controversial origins which were sewn from these 
political seeds. Today, we take for granted our hemlines - as their rise and 
fall is based on styling trends rather than politics.

The “Mini” (as it was commonly referred to), not only celebrated youth and 
their zest for life – but it also symbolized great opportunity. 

The Mini was born out of a grassroots movement from the girls in the streets. 
It possessed a 'Look at me' quality and made the statement that 'Life was great.'"

Mod fashion pioneer Mary Quant had a fashion boutique called Bazaar on King's Road 
in London, and named the miniskirt after her favorite car - the Mini Cooper. 

Her work represented a distinctive departure in fashion. 
She sold clothes that reflected the street ideas of the day’s youth which 
had nothing to do with the established Paris fashion houses. 

Jean Shrimpton was an English model and actress. She was an icon of Swinging London 
and is considered to be one of the world's first supermodels. 

She caused a still during her 1965 trip to Australia 

when she arrived at the very traditional and old-school Melbourne Cup 

event wearing a white shift cut above the knee. 

Shrimpton was there to promote a new synthetic fiber for Dupont. She said that 
the company hadn't given her dressmaker enough fabric to make a longer dress. 
The scandal grew even more since she wore no hat, gloves or stockings. 

This BYRNE Shrimpton Outfit represents one of those iconic vintage 
items that is synonymous with the 1960s and that carefree jet set lifestyle 
which women loved and lived during this decade.
This outfit comes with color-matched dropped pendant earrings.  

The best part about this fabulous Shrimpton Outfit is that you are really getting two 
wearable pieces. The colors are an amazing blue berry & green in swirl geometric print.
It also comes in Black, Lime, White & VIiolet.

The repetitive cutouts define the waist and the trestle-like neckline straps 
are smartly used to refine the cut on both pieces. The look is fluid  
with each piece complementing the other seamlessly.

Store: B Y R N E
Designer: byrnedarkly.cazalet
Product: Shrimpton Outfit- Berry 
Collection: Retro Mania
Release: August 2017
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Swank Events August 2017 Features the Stunning Selene Creations Gloria Dress - A Perfect Look When You Shop Along the Rue des Barres in Paris

This stunning women’s Selene Gloria sleeveless dress in floral bouquet patterning provides 
a close-fitting, feminine style look that will leave everyone breathless in your path. 

Its gorgeous petite pink flower patterning is set against a white base. This dress
features a beautiful ruffle frill trim that transcends from its strapped neckline, 
in a dramatic continuous loop around to its low, open deep V back. 

Its ruffled bust design also forms into the straps that support the bodice. 

This is a very short dress with the hemline ending at the upper thigh area of the leg. 
The dress hugs the curves of my body without appearing too tight or skimpy.

I adore the unique look of this beautiful frilled mini dress. 
Selene Creations also offers this style in white & grey, red, green, 
dark green and black - each with their own unique print patterning.

I styled mine with cozy white gloves, footless baby pink tights, strappy pumps 
and a breezy summer hat for a nice stroll.

Enjoy the last of your Summer fashionably wearing this Selene Gloria Dress, 
shopping along the Rue des Barres in Paris. 

Go grab yourself some sheep’s milk cheese at Laurant Dubois, a bottle of red wine 
next door at the Caves Saint-Antoine, and of course don't forget the baguettes from  
Miss Manon for a memorable Paris Summer picnic with your lover.

Store: Selene Creations
Designer: Selene Morgan (drachlilith)
Product: Gloria Dress in Pink
Collection: Retro Mania
Release: August 2017
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Le Jumpsuit ébène de Luxe Paris - un Ensemble de Becky Kénaan

Le Jumpsuit ébène de Luxe Paris - Magnifique dans les moindres détails

Just as the Parisians, LUXE Paris Fashion focuses on the detailed aspects 
of an outfit or appearance to create a vogue, sophisticated and polished look. 

It is all about high quality clothing with great seams, classic lines and rich colors.

I chose this LUXE Paris Ebony Jumpsuit which I feel best exemplifies their brand 
and superbly illustrates a confident vibe and look. 

Emulating the Parisian style is all about accenting your natural beauty. 

Although there are certain style rules Parisians tend to follow, 
the number one rule is to present yourself with confidence knowing that 
you’re dressed well and will command respect as a result of your appearance.

Parisians are known for their sex appeal; however, they achieve this 
without baring much skin. They dress sexy through understatement 
and confidence without ostentatiously expressing their sexuality.

Just like this Luxe Paris Ebony Jumpsuit, the Parisian style is tailored and 
not a shapeless look. For Parisian women, a well-fitting design is paramount – 
for they enjoy slim-fitting clothing that accentuates their curves. 

The Parisian style is sometimes compared to the New York style, for the one thing 
they both share in common as their primary wardrobe color choice is Black.

This Luxe Paris Ebony Jumpsuit delivers on two counts - 
for black is both a slenderizing color and at once sophisticated.

As far as accessories go, not a lot of bling is used but rather subtlety with an 
intricate use of bead work with either the accent of a brooch or a white flower.

Parisian women have a love affair with their scarves. It’s by far a signature accessory. 
I selected this ISPACHI Heuston Scarf with a stunning sterling silver elk brooch. 

The rich plum color of the scarf also complements the paisley plum colors 
in the waistband of the jumpsuit. The subtle and petite tassels of the scarf 
also provide just the right amount of intricate detailing as well.

I chose this aptly named Parisienne Hat by NC Paris Design. It possesses both a vogue and sophisticated look which I believe enhances and complements this outfit's overall look.

For my hairstyle, I went with a Carre cascade layered look by Rezology called “Flava.” 

I felt that this chic & timeless cut best shaped my face in balance 
with the visual weight of the hat and scarf to complete the overall composition.

As far as my cosmetics are concerned, Parisian women believe that great skin 
is a fashion statement. Skin care is more important than makeup to Parisians. 
Therefore, skin should look natural. That said, I went with a smokey eye 
shadow in plum grey with just a dab of blush and a dash of freckles.

French women aren’t into heavy eyeliner. They’re more into using the lips as the 
dominant feature when it comes to makeup. I chose a dark plum lipstick 
to make that same statement.

Last but not least are the shoes. Shoes help to define the overall look in Paris. 
I invested in a nice pair of Renegade Crista shoes in black leather with plum stockings 
and added fashionable black leather gloves to complete this elegant look.

The Luxe Paris Ebony Jumpsuit Ensemble by Becky Kenaan

Jumpsuit: LUXE Paris -Ebony Jumpsuit  
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara 
Hairstyle: Rezology - Flava (Carre Bob Style)
Shape: Angelina shape
Skin: Glam Affair - Amelie Natural - BI HB 05
Head: CATWA Head - Bento Catya 
Make-up: ALMA Makeup - Dark Romance - Smokey Plum
Freckles: WoW Skins - More Freckles Tattoo
Hat: NC Paris - Parisienne Hat
Scarf: ISPACHI - Heuston Scarf - Plum
Earrings: Milli - Cameo earrings 
Gloves: B@R Black Leather Ladies Gloves 
Necklace: VoguE - Beaded Necklace
Stockings: Izzie's - Maitreya Lara Applier Cozy Tights - Plum
Shoes: Renegade - Crista  Black Leather Heels

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Swank Events August 2017 Premiers the Luxe Paris Mondrian Dress - A Beautiful Mid Century Modern Retro Design

As a fashion history diva, I am very pleased to model this Luxe Paris Mondrian Dress.  

This dress aptly recalls the A Line Mondrian Dress originally 
designed by the French fashion designer Yves Saint Lauren 
during the mid century modern era of the 1960’s. 

This style ran as a collection of six cocktail dresses from 1960 to 1965. 
It was first inspired by the abstract paintings of Piet Mondrian. 
Piet Mondrian’s artwork has been a source of inspiration for fashion and 
interior designers for decades ever since.

The collection's trademark were in the use of primary color blocking and 
straight lines. Mondrian allowed his work to be used as backgrounds to 
fashion shoots in popular women’s magazines, furthering the aesthetic 
and making it quite recognizable within the fashion circles.

Not only did it make an historical case for the artists that followed this aesthetic, 
it clearly also demonstrated a feat of dressmaking - creating the appearance of 
the Mondrian order which indiscernibly hid all the shaping in the grid of its seams. 

This is a geometric flatness referred to as two-dimensional “planarity” design.

As the sack dress evolved in the 1960s into the shift dress, Yves Saint Laurent 
realized that this two-dimensional planarity design was an ideal field for color 
blocks, making the historical case for the artistic sensibility of his time.

To pay homage to this dress, I wore my hair in a Bob style with a red beret, 
short Jackey O' gloves and high knee boots all of which trended during the 1960s. 

Luxe Paris also includes this delightful matching Mondrain patterned handbag 
which goes well and completes with this look.

Store: Luxe Paris Fashion
Designers: Paris Skytower & Mika Palmyra
Product: Mondrian Dress
Collection: Retro Mania
Release: August 2017
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

Swank Events Premiers the Paisley Daisy "All The Leaves are Red Frock" for August 2017

People have asked me what is the difference between a Frock and a Dress. 

 I always understood that the word “frock” was an old fashioned type of name for 
a dress as my grandmother always commonly used the term. 

That aroused my curiosity so I went into Wiki and found some interesting history on the Frock. 

For centuries, dressing fashionably has always been a way for women to show 
the world as to who they are and as a very visual way of saying who was who. 
Dressing up for any occasion reflects life, society and its culture 
during our particular existence along history’s continuum. 

Interestingly, the term “Frock” has been used in the Middle English language 
as the name for an article of clothing for both men and women.

In Britain and America during the 18th century, the frock 
coat was worn by men for hunting or other country pursuits.  
Back then, it was a loosely fitting garment with a broad, flat collar, 
descending from the traditional working class frock coat.

Today, it has become synonymous as the term for a woman's dress. 

In some parts of the world, like In Australia, it is frequently still used this way, 
with the phrase "to frock up" meaning to wear a formal dress or gown for a special occasion.

Originally, a frock was a loose, long garment with wide, full sleeves 
such as the habit of a monk or priest commonly wore. 

This is the origin of the modern term to defrock or unfrock, meaning 
"to eject" from the priesthood. The term has been continuously applied 
to different types of clothing generally referring to loosely fitting garments.

This Paisley Daisy “All The Leaves are Red Frock” 
with its solid colored lavender-pink empire bodice and sweetheart neckline; 
its beautifully floral red with mixed colored patterned skirting and; gorgeous optional 
flowing scarf and train - all add up to gracefully define its elegant silhouette. 

I love the attention to detail that joeylin has so creatively designed into this dress. 

Her attention defines both the feeling and the tone of this frock’s sophisticated look. 

This dress comes in Red, Blue, Purple and Brown – all of which are 
sensational in their rich and individual hues of complimentary colors.

Store: Paisley Daisy
Designer: joeylin
Product: All The Leaves are Red Frock 
Collection: Retro Mania
Release: August 2017
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)