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And the Rockets’ Red Glare…

O! say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming…

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Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?

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And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;

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O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

May God bless America.


credits

  • hair – catherine in mahogany by zalea (*free, group/subscriber gift*)
  • skin – sanna, ebony by meghindo’s (*new, coming soon to main store*)
  • face -glamorous gloss lipstick, cherry 3 by livia
  • dress – jazzy independent by neve (*free, group gift)
  • shoes -karen, “J4th” version by n-core (*free, group gift*)
  • jewelry – freedom angel bracelet by chop zuey (*free, non-member gift*)
  • prop 1 –  flag (includes pose and prop) by magnifique poses (no longer available in-world)
  • prop 2 – sparklers! by ana_mations (no longer available in-world) / USA blocks and flag by magnifique poses (no longer available in-world)
  • prop 3 – boom boom baby by juxtapose (previous july 4 gift 2011)
  • mesh enhancements – relaxed mesh hands and physique mesh body by slink
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Live and Let Die

But you couldn’t. You wouldn’t. Not after what we’ve just done.
– Rosie Carver

I certainly wouldn’t have killed you before.
– James Bond

From the 1973 James Bond film, “Live and Let Die.”


If you’re a James Bond fan, like I am, then this round of Collabor88 is right up your alley. With a focus on all things intrigue and mystery, the theme of “Espionage” took this month’s designers in many different directions.

Hucci helped inspire me to recreate the look of a famous, but not always remembered, Bond girl. In the 1973 Bond film, “Live and Let Die,” Rosie Carver was a fictional CIA (double) agent who also worked for Bond’s nemesis: Kanaga. Played by Gloria Hendry, Rosie Carver was Bond’s first on-screen, African-American love interest.

Rosie Carver / Live & Let Die

Interestingly, the character of Rosie Carver was initially written as a white woman. The main love interest of the film, Solitaire (played by Jane Seymour), was original written as a black women. I suppose, and this is just me guessing, the producers felt it was “safer” and more acceptable for the times to reverse the casting of those characters.


Notwithstanding the legendary exploits of Ian Fleming’s James Bond, the current round of Collabor88 can help you create your own exploits of mayhem and espionage.

Hucci has released this killer of a dress, Sydney. It is fitted mesh for Slink and Maitreya and comes in 15 colors. Demos are available. 88L each or 788L for the collection.

Add on Hucci’s Bristow Sandal to make the outfit complete! The sandal is made to fit Slink and Maitreya– high feet only. Demos are available and the shoe comes in 15 colors. 88L each or 788L for the fatpack.

Lady Killer

Tagging along with Hucci this month is Iconic. Nothing exudes mystery more than a hair style from Iconic. Check out the rigged, mesh hair, Kensiya. I am wearing colors from the Bombshells pack. Single color packs are 228L to 488L, with ombres and other special packs on the higher end. Want it all? Get the fatpack for 2188L.

Teleport to Collabor88.


additional credits

  • skin: pic #1- rosie/natural big cleavage, caramel / pic #2 – primeria/natural cleavage, sunkissed by meghindo’s
  • lips:  pic #2 – naomi lipstick, red and brown by meghindo’s
  • hair: pic #1 – jaxon, jet black by aibeat (hair base included) / pic #2 – kensiya (fit 2), bombshells by iconic *new, available at collabor88*
  • hairbase: next gen reup, light brown by iconic
  • props and poses: get your gun by juxtapose
  • mesh attachments: slink hourglass mesh body, slink elegant hands and slink high mesh feet
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Show YOU Some Love

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for self love! Nothing naughty mind you, unless that’s your thing (wink). But as you run around the grid, planning the perfect date or buying the perfect gift for your loved one, be sure to treat yourself to something wonderful.

This new release from Iconic might be just what you need. Say hello to Kira!

Self-LoveKira will compliment perfectly your Valentine Day looks. She is sweet and soft, with just the right amount of elegance to make his (or her) heart melt. Kira comes in nine color packs and, of course, demos are available. Single colors are only 300L each, while the entire collection is 2,575L.

You can find Kira at the current round of Cosmopolitan. The last day to grab this style is Feb.13 (which is today!). So be sure to check out Cosmopolitan for all your last-minute, Valentine’s Day shopping — for you!

Teleport.


credits

  • clothing – corazon lingerie, red by luxuria
  • poses and props – valentine’s secret 6 by nantra (left) and heart in hand 6 by juxtapose (right)
  • mesh attachments – slink elegant hands and slink hourglass mesh body

 

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In The Bag: It Was All A Dream

It was all a dream
I used to read Word Up magazine
Salt’n’Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine
Hangin’ pictures on my wall
Every Saturday Rap Attack, Mr. Magic, Marley Marl
~Notorious BIG, Juicy

CREDITS: Hair by Likeli | Skin by Mystic Canvass (fi*fridays) | Makeup by eyelure | Shirt and Jeans by Paperbag | Clutch and Shoes by  Amarelo Manga (blogger copy) | Flashcube by Juxtapose

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DCNY Brings In June With Tons of New Fashions

DCNY has just opened another Location at the very lovely New Liberty. If you head on over there, you can pick up this exclusive, limited time Grand Opening gift for free!

As for new releases, DCNY has a ton. Here I showing the new, casual Pleather Leggings which feature a slightly metallic sheen. They come in twelve colors and wear on all applicable layers.

Many of you got a first glimpse of the “Lace-up Dress” at the My Attic event. Now the dress is at the DCNY mainstore and on the marketplace. It’s a sassy little dress that comes with two length options– the mini which I am wearing here and a formal, floor length dress.  I just love the sexy corset detailing which laces up the back of the dress and the cute decorative rosette dresses in the front.

 

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Urban Girl Releases New Skin

Hello darlings!

I wanted to let you know about a new skin from Alana Velinov of Urban Girl.  Introducing the Evana Skin.

She comes in five skin tones (I am wearing Tone 5, which is the darkest) and there are 10 makeups some of which I am showing below. If you are looking to change your look or just try a new skin, then you should definitely have a look at Urban Girl and the Evana Skin. Best of all you can find it on the SL Marketplace– https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Urban-Girl-Evana-Skin-Pack/3541155.

To get a closer look at Evana & the makeups, click on any of the pictures below and a gallery will open for your viewing pleasure.

 

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On Sale: Willow

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Just wanted to pass along some news about a small, but very cool sale going on. Willow is retiring some of its older styles to make room for more things. Now you can grab ‘vintage’ items from Willow at rock bottom prices. Most items range between 25L to 100L. Super cute stuff. Don’t miss out on this on as it ends in a week or so.

 

CREDITS: Hair by A&A, Miss C., Diva Hair | Clothing by Willow, Garden Sale | Skin by Meghindo’s | Jewels by Finesmith, Tres Blah, and Magic Nook | Poses and Prop Box by Juxtapose

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Namesake

So sexy. So chic. So divine. So damn fly.  It had to be called Meghindo.

CREDITS
Hair by Iconic Couture [new!]
Meghindo Ensemble by Meghindo’s [new!]
Metallic Satin Pumps by Meghindo’s
Vintage Pink Rose Earrings by Meghindo’s
Nicki Skin and Beez Makeup by Meghindo’s [new!]
Nails by Moondance Boutique
Flashcube and Poses by Juxtapose

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Oh, I’m Fab! Are You?

The weekend is here and its time for new hair. You know, a girl can NEVER have to many hair styles. Especially when designed by Alisivia, the genius behind Fab-U-Lous Hair. Three new styles this week, each with their own flair. You have something sweet and curly, short and sassy, and wild and funky. I present to you– Keisha, Farah, and Camilla.

Keisha
Farah
Camilla

As always, please test demos before purchasing. All hairs now come with resizer options for a more customized fit. Be sure to check out all the color options available in these styles– including blondes, auburns, and reds.  Happy shopping!

Fab-U-Lous Hair: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Mephit/92/214/353

 

CREDITS: Dress by Paperbag | Earrings by bellballs and label.mode | Skin by BodyBasics | Makeups and Bases by boon, Mock and Glamorize | Nails by Scrub | Boots by Gos | Photoprop by Juxtapose

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Here’s To You!

Dear Readers and Supporters:

2011 was a great year for my little ol’ blog. I reached a few milestones along the way that made me very proud. I completed my 1,000th post! I finally reached 50,000 hits.  I even gained a few subscribers too. All of this has made me estatcic beyond belief.  Hey, I’ll drink to that!

When I started this blog in 2008, I didn’t aim to be the most artistic, the most dramatic, or the most popular. I was a curvy, black girl on the grid who wanted to share her sense of style. My goal was to show SL fashion and designers in a way that looked real, approachable, and above all fun and flattering!

This lil blog is a true labor or love. To think that readers view it daily, leave comments, or share it with others is truly special. I want to thank all of you that take the time to stop on over to see my posts.  Every hit counts (LOL) and of course your feedback is encouraging. A heartfelt thank you to the subscribers of this blog– you all rock big time!

I want to take time to extend extra special thanks to the following designers and supporters of this blog. These folks made 2011 an exceptional year for me in terms of fashion:

  • Alisivia Tyran of Fab-U-Lous Hair
  • Anessa Stine of DCNY Clothing
  • AnneJoy Paine of aDiva Couture
  • Meghindo Romano of Meghindo’s
  • MentalKaos Akina, all around diva extraordinaire
  • Ms. Neveah Niu of Iconic Couture Hair

So I raise my glass and toast all of you that have shared in this blog with me. Have a wonderful New Year 2012— I look forward to creating more SL memories with you in the year to come!