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Are We Blue   Leave a comment

Am I blue?
Am I blue?
Ain’t these tears in my eyes
Tellin’ you?

— “Am I Blue,” by Harry Akst and Grant Clark

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In the Hamptons   Leave a comment

From you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in everything,
That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him,

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Promenade of Grace   Leave a comment

“The light teaches you to convert life into a festive promenade.”

Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”

Coco Chanel

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French Waltz   Leave a comment

Well there won’t be no stars
Coming out in the sky
Tonight when my baby walks by
Oh they know that they can’t hold a
Candle to the look in his eyes

— “French Waltz,” performed by Nicolette Larson; written by Adam Mitchell; from the album Nicolette

I haven’t been to Heth Haute Couture for a while, but I’m glad I stopped in recently for the current collection.  Hethwen Collinwood has put forth several fantastic pieces; both myself and Jem stocked up while we were there, in part for a storyboard series I’m working on.  There was also a men’s formal suit, so I sweet-talked Conan into posing with me when I learned of an upcoming event, and how I could put the gown to a second, better use.

I learned of this event while flipping through Facebook.  Blue Heart supports autism awareness, and seeks money to help fund work with the autistic.  Having known two young men on the spectrum for several years, and their needs, I can encourage you to support this group and its goals.  The Event itself will be held from May 17-22; there is also a party on Sunday, April 20, and a fashion show on Saturday, May 19, both at noon SLT.

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The details:

Harper (as “Keiko”) wears:

  • Head: Akeruka Nami
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara V4.1
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign eyes (Emerald)
  • Hair: Letituier Tamara
  • Gown: Heth Haute Couture Tryska
  • Shoes: KC Couture Faith
  • Pantyhose: Bebe Risque applier (Nude)
  • Accessories: Zenith Vintage Leather Clutch (Black); L’Emporio long bento gloves; Heth Haute Couture Galaxy crown; Chop Zuey The Girl from Mekong suite (bracelets, earrings, necklace and brooch)
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: SlackGirl Ziva (Akeruka, slot 1)
    • Lipstick: Milla Rasmuson Wonder (Akeruka, slot 3)
    • Blush: Zibska Saba (Omega, slot 3, H / blush)
    • Lashes: FATElashes

Conan wears:

  • Head: Akeruka Ray
  • Body: ADAM male body
  • Hands: SLink Dynamic hands
  • Eyes: IKON Odyssey eyes (Leonine)
  • Hair: Argrace Shirogane
  • Suit: Heth Haute Couture Neo
  • Shoes: hoorenbeek Chelsea suede shoes

Photographed at Paris Eiffel

Road Show

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The details:

  • Head: Akeruka Valerie 2.6 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign eyes (Fjord)
  • Hair: rezology Noir
  • Ensemble: Belle Epoque Diamonds (gown, gloves, shawl and clutch)
  • Shoes: Lamu Fashion-Shoe MAITREYA HIGH R
  • Jewelry (all by Chop Zuey): Ice Queen ring; Icicles earrings, necklace and ring; Ling-Ling bracelet
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: .kosmetik Thick Cat Liner.glitter (Omega, slot 5)
    • Lashes: FATElashes v2.0
    • Lipstick: .kosmetic High Shine Lipstick.companion (Omega, slot 4) [NOTE: .kosmitic reverses the buttons on their Omega appliers; the strip that says “All zones” is actually the default zone, and vice versa.]

Three Gildas

Long-time readers of the blog will know that I’ve always had a thing for the famous strapless gown worn by Rita Hayworth in Gilda.  (I must, because I’ve done two articles on the gown before, and I thought I’d shared a third from Harper Beresford’s old blog, A Passion for Virtual Fashion.)

Well, others love that gown, too.  And it’s come back … though it may be a little difficult to pick up right now.  Valentina E. has done a fresh recreation of the Jean Louis confection, down to the bow on the hip and the shoulder-length evening gloves, and made it available at the Rewind 40s Pin-up event in several colors (gloves are a separate purchase).  Each of us — Diana, myself and Jem — are interpreting it as we wish.  However …,

… it seems that this round of Rewind has closed down early.  When I went back to check the landmark — and all three of us have done so since — the region keeps bouncing us.  What I’d encourage you to do is to send notecards to valentinaevangelista (Valentina E. is her screen name), urging her to move the gowns into the main shop as soon as possible.  This gown is just too pretty to not have in your collection, and to wear regularly to Frank’s or similar clubs!

The details:

On everyone:

Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
Gown and gloves: Valentina E. Gilda satin gown and gloves (Harper: black; Jem: sapphire; Diana: ruby)

On Harper:

  • Head: Akeruka Camille 2.5 Bento
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign eyes (Midnight)
  • Hair: rezology May Rose
  • Shoes: Garbaggio Carrie pumps
  • Hosiery: BAX Coen Soft Shine pantyhose (Black 50, Omega)
  • Jewelry: Chop Zuey Symphony series separates (Arpeggio earrings, Grace Notes bracelet and Symphonie Fantastique necklace)
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: Zibska Maired (Omega, slot 3)
    • Lashes: FATElashes 2.0 with head system lashes (thick)
    • Lipstick: Zibska Lordes (Omega, slot 3)
    • Blush: Zibska Isolde (Omega, slot 7)

On Jem:

  • Head: Akeruka Monika 2.5 Bento
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign eyes (Passion)
  • Hair: rezology Butterfly 197
  • Shoes: KC Couture Darcy pumps
  • Hosiery: BAX Soft Shine pantyhose (Nude 20, Omega)
  • Accessories:
    • Agata Agnes fur stole (fox)
    • Chop Zuey Pagoda suite (bracelet, earrings and ring)
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: Zibska Larel (Omega, slot 20)
    • Lipstick: Zibska Innes (Omega, slot 7)
    • Blush: Zibska Olivie (Omega, slot 3)

On Diana:

  • Head: Akeruka Kumiko 2.6 Bento
  • Eyes: IKON Triumph eyes (Chocolate)
  • Hair: rezology Noir
  • Shoes: KC Couture Amabel pumps
  • Jewelry (all by Chop Zuey):
    • Kinshi-Bai necklace (diamonds/white gold)
    • Life in Lemuria cuff bracelet (crystal/platinum)
    • Light of the World stud earrings (platinum/diamonds)
    • Hospitable Snowflakes ring (crystal, diamonds/platinum)
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: SlackGirl Kimera (Akeruka, slot 2)
    • Lipstick: Booty’s Beauty Foil (Omega, slot 6)

Photographed at my island

“Everyone Comes to Rick’s”

Notice:  large, and graphics intensive

Complete album of full-size photos on my Flickr stream

Continued from previous article ….

Extracted from Web site of The National Inquisitioner (tabloid), November 26, 2017, “Hollywood Glam” column by Ramona BelGrande:

Hollywood shone someplace other than in Hollywood last night, as luminaries from across all the fields of the film industry gathered in Van Nuys, California – yes, Van Nuys – to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the New York première of Casablanca, the little film that many consider the greatest movie ever made.  To commemorate the occasion, Warner Bros. caused a recreation of elements from the famous movie sets, especially Rick’s Café Américain, to be built near one of the runways at the old Van Nuys Airport.  A few parts of the movie’s airport scenes were filmed at this airport, and the studio persuaded the City of Los Angeles to close that runway for the night.  Everyone who could bought or otherwise acquired a “lettre de transit” (a ticket) to the event; there have even been rumors of deals made on the black market to obtain the precious tickets, not unlike in the film.

The party consisted of two parts – an open-to-all street carnival, with entrance fees going to charity, conducted in the streets of the “old souk”; and the star-studded extravaganza party in the evening.  The carnival was well attended by everyone in the morning; but many celebrities pulled away in the afternoon to prepare for the black-tie affair – almost as big an affair as the Red Carpet on Oscar Night.  After all, “everyone comes to Rick’s.”

And what a night it was!  Notables from around the world, as well as descendants of six of the stars, attended the function.  Grandchildren of the original playwrights and screenwriters, as well as a member of the family of director Michael Curtiz, were also present.  And, as you can see from the photographs, styles and fashion ran rampant.  Some came to the soirée in modern fashions from New York, Paris and Milan; many more chose to channel classic Forties Hollywood glamour.  And others created a wild yet wonderful fusion between the past and the present ….

Learn more about the party on the next page ….

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