Slowly Chained

I´ve been having a love/hate relationship with the song below. Even as I claimed to ¨hate¨ it, my feet would start to move whenever it was played as if they had a mind of their own.

The heady mix of contagious rhythms, coupled with strong, hot Latin-lover, passionate lyrics plus the collaboration of four artists: Puerto Ricans, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, Canadian, Justin Bieber and Panamanian Erika Ender who co-wrote the song along with Fonsi, has finally and  S  L  O  W – L  Y won me over as it has crossed over culturally  to the north, south, east and west.  I´ve had to surrender.

Despacito – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber

Style Info

Pic 1 

Fun little strapless, club dress with metal chains connecting the bustier to the mini skirt. The solid print is interrupted down the middle by a delicate flowered one. It comes with a colour change HUD.   The modernist painting has a metal frame giving it a slight 70’s flair and was the perfect background with its Tamayo like abstract forms.

Black Rose Designs – Riley Minidress. RAIGN – Painting ¨The Eclipse¨. Both available @ SCALA™ Yin Yang Event for July. K – Bento Rings. Hair by Murray.

Pic 2

This manicure offers two different colour sets (warm and cool), one solid print and one with zig-zags which you can mix and match on both your hands and feet. This is a freebie item made for Slink, Omega, Maitreya, Vista, & Tuty.

Livia – Sweet Summer Nails @ SCALA™ Ying Yang Event for July.

 

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A Masked, Short Summer

¨Then the flowers turned red
And the shadows grew tall

Did I make you disappear?
Were you ever here at all?¨

Oren Lavie (below).

Style Info

Pic 1

Luxurious high waisted loose shorts topped with an embellished bralette. Available in several printed silk versions. Liziaah – Island Outfit Version 2. Elikatira – Hair. Mandala – Earrings. Maitreya – Mesh Body.

Pic 2 

Fun, high detailed Summer outfit. Low slung, skinny, belted, cuffed, long shorts in a striped bicolour print. The top is a sexy crocheted crisscrossed bikini. These items are available in several different ´Ghee Colours´ and there is a HUD to change the leather belt texture and buckle.  The flat sandals tie up all the way to the mid leg and the colour and texture HUD offer multiple possibilities.  Ghee – Broderie Anglais Top in Porcelain and Stripey Linen Shorts also in Porcelain + Metallic Laced Flats. Available @ Designer´s Showcase (July).  Hair by Truth.  Earrings by Alter.

Pic 3

In my last post (here) I left out this other version of the outfit which I really meant to include and here it is. This time in white and worn with the mask it comes with. Very elegant, with more than a dash of alluring and mysterious glamour. Byrne – Vudu Yudu in White. Hair by Truth. Azoury – Shoes.

Oren Lavie ft. Vanesa Paradis  – Did you Really Say No

 

Allons​ Enfants!

I know, my clothing today has nothing to do with the title and I´m the first to admit it. I actually tried – very hard – to ignore July 14th, 2017 to the best of my abilities.

I did not want to feel the void that the passing of the only French born relative I had in the Americas had recently left in me. We had always celebrated Bastille Day together. For most of the day, I succeeded at dismissing it. Until I couldn’t …

The celebration across the street is still in full swing, even as we speak. Living in a very particular part of town, it is happy and cheerful; peppered with the occasional shout … ¨Vive La France¨.

It does hurt. I no longer have her by my side singing ¨The Marsaillaise¨ today, but then again her values, her dignity and those of our beloved France continue to live on in my heart, in my mind and in my deepest HOPES. Spread them around:

Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité!

La Marseillaise – Live @ Concert de Paris du 14 juillet 2017

Style Info

Pic 1

Revealing macramé mini-dress, with a crisscross neckline and strings venturing from front to back. Available in several colours and in mesh body sizes.  With Omega Appliers. Worn with super heeled, platform, thigh high, lace-up sandals with Color Texture HUD.

Ghee – Macrame Mini-dress 6in1 in Graphite + Ultra Thigh Highs in Leather. @ The Darkness Event. Mandala – Earrings. Ison – Necklace and bracelet. Hair by Elikatira.

Pic 2

Caftan-like-dress, with a deep keyhole neckline. Slit up on both sides, way past the natural waist, in an optical, concentric subtle print. Available in several colours and mesh body sizes. A style reminiscent of Fausto Puglisi´s AW13.

Byrne – Vudu Yudu Dress in Black. Exclusive for the Darkness EventRyca – Earrings. Hair by Truth. House by Roost. Couch by Abiss.

The Darkness Event is on from July 5 through the 31st 2017. 

 

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