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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

SWANK Events December '17 Premiers Prism's Akira Chiffon Petal Dress & Wings - Stunning Harmony with Winter's Wonderland

Pressing my nose to the frosted pane, 
I felt an Angel's breath upon my face.

Then looking out into the meadow afar,
 I witnessed something peaceful and serene.

I saw an angel singing in quiet joy to the world
above a frozen pond of smooth pearly ice,  
beckoning me with her shining grace.

Bestowed by billowing clouds, her heavenly sight 
casted a crisp winter array of diamonds in the snow.

She rose above three majestic pines of pure white, 
whose branches reached tall and exultant against the night's sky 
like statues standing still in the frozen air. 

As Winter's frozen lace descended from the sky, 
its meaning whispered in silent meditative harmony,
one miraculous Christmas Eve.

Store: PRISM Design
Designer: JEZZIXA Cazalet
Product: Akira Chiffon Petal Dress & Wings 
Collection: Winter Wonderland of Angels 
Release: December 2017
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

Friday, December 8, 2017

SWANK Events December 2017 Exclusively Premieres the Byrne Gabriela Dress - A Winter Look that Blends Refined Elegance with Sophistication

Feathery feminine, this BYRNE Gabriela Dress is beguiling for a season of celebrations. 

This ruffled, capped sleeve dress features monochromatic hues in contrasting arrays 
of wispy down feathers, and a square sophisticated neckline for a modern, elegant look.

With glitz, glamour and gorgeous metallic shine, this Gabriela Dress possesses 
a lustrous look for your festive fete. It comes either in white-on-black 
or black-on-white patterning with dramatic glow options.

This dress is a proof positive staple can rise to any occasion with extra flair. 
This dress is so lovely. Add a little sparkle on your ears and it's cocktail attire ready.

The fur hat is the most common piece of fur headwear. It has dramatically 
increased in popularity within the fashion world over the past couple seasons.

That said, I chose a fur bucket hat to complement the outdoor winter 
appearance of this Gabriela Dress. It lends a definite stylish and 
fashionable look that combines elegance with practicality. 

I also paired this Byrne Gabriela Dress with iridescent white laced-up knee high boots. 

High boots come further up your legs - giving you the extra coverage 
and the freedom to consider a shorter dress like this Gabriela. 
(It also provides a sexier look than snow boots.)

Lastly, I also complemented this dress with dark sheer black pantyhose 
and black leather opera gloves as finishing touches.

Store: B Y R N E 
Designer: B Y R N E (byrnedarkly.cazalet)
Product: Gabriela Dress 
Collection: Winter Wonderland of Angels 
Release: December 2017
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Swank Event December 2017 Proudly Premiers the Lore’a White Engel Gown - A Stunning Silhouette Which Embodies the Spirit of the Christmas Angel

Angels are a significant part of the Christmas Story. 

The word 'angel' in Greek translates to ‘messenger.’ Today, they have become 
known as Christmas Angels who play a significant role in Christianity. 

'Engel' is German for the word ‘Angel.” This Lore’a Engel Gown embodies the spirit 
of the Christmas Angel with whispering wings adorned with beautiful silver grey roses, 
and complementing two-piece ribbon-strand top with silver grey satin flowing skirt. 

During the nativity, angels were the messengers of God. They are seen as 
heavenly beings coming down to Earth adorned with a pair of wings. 
These wings symbolize immortality, virtue, peace, and love. 

 Wearing the White CAROL G Ably Upper Body Tattoo with Catwa Neck Applier
Christmas angels are mentioned in the New Testament, according to which 
are categorized into nine ranks, Seraphim and Cherubim holding the 
top ranks with the archangel Saint Michael, regarded as the head of all angels. 
We each have our own guardian angel, who protects us from evil spirits. 

In the story of Christmas, which is celebrated around the world, angels came to earth 
and told Joseph to wed Mary. The angel Gabriel served as the messenger of God, who brought the news to Mary about her being chosen as the virgin mother of Jesus Christ.

Christmas angels also spread the news of the birth of the Christ Child. 
Legends say that angels looked over Mary and Joseph travels to Bethlehem, 
and then watched over them as she gave birth to Jesus Christ, 
in a barn and then laid in a humble manger.

Angels, shepherds, and wise men all shared in the excitement of knowing about this great event. They knew this was no ordinary baby. The prophets had told of His coming hundreds of years before. The star stopped over Bethlehem just to mark the way for those who were looking for this special child. His birth brought great joy to the world!

The spiritual life is full of paradox. Discovering the truth to this heavenly mystery means the realization of your purpose driven life. It is through this awareness that truth reveals itself. We are all blessed by understanding this awareness and being saved by the grace of God. 

Peace on Earth and goodwill towards man takes special meaning during the Christmas season. 

LR Engel Gown paired with [HJ] Dream Angel Pearly Necklace, Earrings & Bracelet

That said, go out and make the life of someone less fortunate than you go a little easier by doing something nice for them. Tide your earnings to your church so it may in turn be put towards good use for mankind. You will receive tenfold back over time. 

Christmas is a time of God showing his great love for us as we celebrate the birth 
of the Christ child. For God sent his son, Jesus, into the world to be born. 

Merry Christmas to all!

Store: Lore'a Fashion
Designer: loreleil Coeur
Product: Engel Winged Gown
Collection: Winter Wonderland of Angels
Release: December 2017
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Swank Event December 2017 Introduces the Luxe Paris Melody Gown - Where Attention to Detail Meets Simple Elegance

When it comes to design, this Luxe Paris Melody Gown is a well-tailored piece 
which fits snug to your body, defining your lovely posture and graceful curves. 

This elegant full-length gown is reminiscent of a mid-century modern dress 
with its cut-out strap back with bow and square, simply sophisticated neckline. 

With its commitment to design excellence, Luxe Paris continues to move
forward - pushing the boundaries of innovative fashion. 

This beautiful dress features a monochromatic grey and white petite dot bodice 
on a black background which transitions at the waistline into coordinated black, 
grey and silver colored cross-banding to its skirt - defined by a satin grey base
with a train that pools gracefully to the floor. 

Its subtle metallic gleam is at once unexpected and lovely.

This gown deserves to be worn with more upscale jewelry such as 
chandelier or dangly earrings with diamonds or pearls. 

The white opera gloves that I have paired with this dress 
also help to complement its elegant appearance.

Moonbeams will not be able to catch up with your beauty 
in this Melody Gown by Luxe Paris Fashion.

Store: Luxe Paris Fashion
Designers: Mika Palmyra & Paris Skytower
Product: Melody Gown
Collection: Winter Wonderland of Angels
Release: December 2017
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

Swank Events December Introduces the L.A. BoS Gown - Dancing with the Moon and the Stars and the Sun

This sexy L.A. BoS Gown features a sleeveless sweetheart neckline with a fluid 
bodycon sheath that gracefully skims your curves down to its elegant fishtail hemline.

The floor-length nature of this dress makes it a popular choice for most 
formal occasions such as weddings and many red carpet events here in Second Life.

From a styling perspective, this silhouette is also a perennial favorite for formal 
occasions because it offers you the best of both worlds. 

The scalloped train offers you volume, drama, and visual interest while 
its fitted bodycon appearance is sensual & flattering to your figure.

This well-tailored fishtail dress accentuates your body, creating the illusion of sleek lines 
for hourglass shapes while adding to the appearance of curves to thin and angular body types. 

Not all textures are well-suited for fishtail dresses. 

However, L.A. BoS has mastered this look with a simple but elegant satin appearance - 
providing a variety of HUD menu colored pattern choices  that have both stunning 
three-dimensional depth along with touches of elegant shimmer. 

Accessorizing should all be done tastefully. 
Less is always more when accessorizing this type of dress. 

 I chose a simple hanging fur boa with opera gloves and finished the look 
with an artful matching sun-moon earrings and pendant necklace set.

Alter Monica Hanging Fur Boa with Sun Moon Choker & Earrings in Silver by Stone's Works

This L.A. BoS Gown possesses an iconic and spectacular silhouette – one that 
will certainly turn heads when you make your arrival on to the ballroom floor…

“shining like the moon and the stars and the sun 
yeah we all shine on - on and on and on on and on.”.” 
                      – John Lennon

Store: L.A. BoS
Designer: Steele Sirnah
Product: L.A. BoS Gown
Collection: Winter Wonderland of Angels
Release: December 2017

Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

SWANK Events November Premiers WILD Fashion’s Bonny Bodycon Dress - Featuring the Quintessential Colors of Autumn

November is one of my favorite months of the year. The vibrant colors of 
leaves it reveals are biophilic reminders of Nature’s callings. In Fashion, we rejoice 
the Season by using these beautiful Autumn colors in our wardrobe ensembles.

These beautiful colors, the briskness in the air and 
the rustling wind in the trees call out that winter is certainly on its way.

The fallen leaves blanket the ground with a quilt work of colorful textures 
and fractal patterns, leaving laden in wonderment a testament to God’s creations.

For me, Autumn it is also a very romantic season of the year. It is a time to 
bundle up & cuddle together in a blanket by a warming fireplace. 

The weather in November is also one of my favorite sensory experiences. 
The air is chill and crisp... I love sipping in the air while 
feeling the briskness of Autumn gently biting at my face.

As a colorist in RL, I love to use these wonderful colors in my architectural design. 
 I often refer to the team at the Pantone Color Institute for many of my color 
selections. This team evaluated the colors shown by fashion designers 
in their collections at 2017 New York Fashion Week. 

This information is then used to create The PANTONE Fashion Color Report which 
highlighted the top 10 fashion colors for this upcoming season. 

After looking at many of the Swank Event Designers work for November's
“Colors of Autumn” Fashion Theme, I found WILD Fashion’s Bonny Bodycon Dress 
(with its Color choice Hud selections) to best represent these latest autumn colors.

For my modeling presentation, I chose the quintessential autumn color of Maple. 
It is a tawny and russet color, introducing warmth into my fashion palette ensemble.

Complementing the seasonal feeling, the hues in Wild’s HUD also include the 
Pantone Fashion Color Report colors of Grenadine, a pale pink Ballet Slipper, 
Oak Straw, Golden Lime, Blazing Yellow, and bright Marina blue. 

Nice Wildrose has also included very chic HUD color driven pendant earrings 
which pairs perfectly to her Bodycon Dress. Great Job, Nice! Way to do your homework!

These hues all add up to a striking touch when complemented by the classic autumnal shades of Navy Peony, Shaded Spruce, Neutral Gray, Butterrum & Tawny Port (also included). 
Black Bean is also included as a token gesture for all you Diva purists out there. LOL.

In Fashion, we rejoice in the use of Nature’s beautiful Autumn colors as 
aptly demonstrated in this gorgeous WILD Fashion’s Bonny Bodycon Dress!

Store: Wild Fashion
Designer: Nice Wildrose
Product: Bonny Bodycon Dress 
Collection: Colors of Autumn
Release: November 2017
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Swank Events November Premiers Loordes of London's "The SL Retro Look"

This coming Fall/Winter Season's fashion trend is moving towards mixing, layering, juxtaposing and stitching together unsuspected combinations of clothing pieces. 

 This Loordes of London "The SL Retro Look" #7 does exactly that.

From glamorous formal wear to eclectic street smart fashion statements, 
Loordes of London sets yet another trend-setting bar here in Second Life. 

What may at first seem at odds, this playful outfit cleverly mixes and matches a pullover knit sweater with that of a buttoned-down and collared dress shirt. 

It is a very stylish and laid-back look without appearing "done-up" or "contrived."

The trends this season are truly heading towards a look of more comfort, 
while retaining a casual chic sense of fun with artistic flair & pizzazz.

Casual chic is not so much a style as it is an attitude towards fashion. 
This Loordes of London SL Retro Look captures this attitude in every detail.

This casual chic looking SL Retro Look celebrates one's individuality 
with both youthful purpose and self-assurance. 

To be done successfully, layering is a key tip in pulling off the 
casual chic street-style. The carefully chosen basics 
like this sweater & shirt combination are powerful fashion staples. 

I love this look because you can combine pieces together in many different ways. 

To complement this Loordes of London Retro Look outfit, I paired it with 
chunky beaded Mandala Pearl-Rain-Season choker with matching earrings and bracelets, Exxess Champagne Floppy Hat, Veechi Argyle Knit Stockings 
and Tetra Double Wrap Booties with Socks.

Store: Loordes of London
Designer: Maja Signa (coleen.macarthur)
Product: The SL Retro Look 
Collection: Colors of Autumn
Release: November 2017