Random Calliope Limited Edition Sets Auction

PRESS RELEASE:

***Announcing the auction of four Random Calliope
Limited Edition sets and one unreleased set. ***

The proceeds of this auction will assist two families who are facing unemployment during this Christmas season. Dig deep, bid generously, and take home a piece of Second Life history for your Christmas present. Bidding will be open through 1:00 PM SLT on Saturday, December 20 SLT at Random’s WorthWhile Gallery in Ode.

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The pieces that are available for auction span the length of Random Calliope’s time in Second Life and show both his progression as an artist and his journey through Second Life. To read in depth about the pieces, please look at Pretty in Prims: A Retrospective of the Artful Visions of Random Calliope.

Spiral Dance Limited Edition Set
Spiral Dance Limited Edition Set

Spiral Dance was inspired by Mae Best and released as a Limited Edition piece in August, 2005. The set consists of a necklace and earrings.

Blonde Gatsby Limited Edition
Blonde Gatsby Limited Edition

The Blonde Gatsby is a variation of The Gatsby which was created in honor of the opening of the Grand Ballroom in December 2005. The Grand Ballroom is now a part of the Crescent Moon Museum owned by Tayzia Abattoir and the Blonde Gatsby was the gift given to all the attendees of the rededication of the Museum in the fall of 2007. The set consists of bracelet, necklace, and earrings.

Passe Vuur Limited Edition
Passe Vuur Limited Edition

Passe Vuur, or Passion Flame, was inspired by Valadeza Anubis and released as a limited edition in May, 2006. The set includes bracelet, earrings, headpiece, and necklace.

Rendezvous Limited Edition
Rendezvous Limited Edition

Rendezvous made its debut as a limited edition in September, 2007. It is a truly exquisite piece that makes use of Random’s traditional prim built diamond baguettes for the first time. The set includes bracelet, earrings, necklace, and ring.

Little Jimmy Brown Unreleased Set
Little Jimmy Brown Unreleased Set

Little Jimmy Brown is an unreleased set that was made at the same time Random created the one-of-a-kind Miss SL L’Oreal Paris 2007 Tiara. It is a beautiful combination of gold and diamonds that deserves to be placed around the neck of someone you truly cherish. The set includes a necklace and earrings.

Having these pieces come up for auction is truly a rare opportunity to own a piece of SL’s culture created by one of its premiere citizens. None of these pieces have been available for over a year and it is hard to say if they will ever be available again. Do not miss this extraordinary chance to add to your Random Calliope collection and help two fellow SLers have a chance at a Christmas this year.

Bids can be made at the WorthWhile Gallery. In addition to this auction, 50% of the proceeds from purchases made at the gallery of Random’s unlimited edition jewelry is donated to the Modest Needs charity, which assists people in short term financial need. This is an ongoing project, so always know that when you make a gift of a Random Calliope piece you not only make someone in SL happy but you are also helping people in real life communities throughout the United States.

For more information about this auction and Random Calliope jewelry, please contact Elizabeth Tinsley.

Teleport to the WorthWhile Gallery by Random Calliope:

Background Information:

Random Calliope has been honing his craft and sharing his creations with us for almost four years. His chosen medium of expression are tiny prims and his work is often cited as the pinnacle of microprim artistry. What he can create with these miniature building blocks is an exercise in the highest craftsmanship. There is no debating the superior building skills Random displays in his creations. The detail he is able to achieve is breathtaking. Quite simply, he can make prims dance.

Although his building skills are extraordinary, he will be the first to tell you that the building has become second nature. What elevates his jewelry into art is the life that he infuses into each and every prim he places. With nothing more than prims and light Random tells the stories of his Second Life. Every piece is born of SL experience. Every creation is a captured SL moment. Preserved in prims, Random’s visions speak to us of the passions inherent in our immersive Second Life. All we need do is listen to the whispers of the storyteller as the light of the SL sky tickles and caresses the unadorned, multifaceted surfaces of his jewelry.

To see a Random Calliope piece is akin to witnessing a wonder of the world because his work is truly breathtaking. It is so detailed in execution as to make one feel as if they could reach out and grasp it in the hand. But to wear a Random Calliope piece is to cross the boundary between worlds and know without a doubt that Second Life is as real as any physical experience you have ever had. The true gift of the artist is to be able to create pieces that speak to the unique experiences of the individual; Random’s work carries a piece of him. Because of the intimacy inherent in wearing his jewelry, the spark of life that he puts into every prim he places leaps into the wearer, creating an electric connection between artist and observer. Infused with life the jewelry thus comes alive to shimmer and dance upon the breast, the wrist, the finger, becoming a tangible weight full of the meanings you pour into the piece. Random creates vessels to hold the memories, hopes, and dreams of your SL.

Glamurena Witch

I can’t quite recall how I came about finding Glamurena Studios,  I know i had been in search looking for something and randomly tp’d.  So glad I did, as this was quite a find.   I immediately snagged some eyes (not shown here today), skin demos (also not blogging today, but go grab some demos), but I did snag their luscious silk blouse in creme, and loved it so much I went back for hair, another shirt, and my favorite witch outfit!   But first check out my new toy, thanks to Kari and Torridwear.  A group gift, this perfect witches broom was delivered just as I had discovered my old one wasn’t working.  Filled with great Torrid anims featuring several flying poses, sits, etc.  Someone asked me which group it had been in and after sorting through my emails I can confirm its in the Kari update group, and the Torridwear update group, all tucked inside a cute pumpkin too!

Trick or Treat...Shhhh!  I bewitched your poseballs.
Trick or Treat...Shhhh! I bewitched your poseballs.
Glaurena Halloween Pumpkin Set
Glaurena Halloween Pumpkin Set

Glamurena Studios‘s Halloween Pumpkin set was exactly what I was looking for in a witch costume.  Funky Orange and Black striped stockings and gloves with garters,  peasant style bodice with prim princess sleeves, tight well textured corset, and a feathery, fringy black skirt that shows the perfect amount of leg. Included a undershirt of cobwebs, and a Witch Hat with sculpty pumpkins, that paired with my latest shoe acquisition the Bax Boot from Bax Coen in Black Patent Leather fully scripted with walks, color change heels, tips, eyelets, and even add on lace in a variety of colors I was set to go.  Glamurena Halloween Pumpkin set also comes in a lovely purple shade as well.  Shown with  ETD‘s new release Vasha in chestnut;  Celestial Studios Deviant Nation – Vogue Skin – Cashmere (Vamp – Enchant); and Scarlia Inc’s Flame Eyes Version 2.

Glaurena Silk Bouses & Jeans
Glaurena Silk Bouses & Jeans

The silk blouses come with prim collar and sleeves, and are lush in details and color, on the jacket layer,  I paired mine shown in Chocolate and Cream with their JeansOpera Light Blue Jeans which are well done, and prim pant legs I really like.  Shown with ETD‘s Davina II in Copper; BAX Ankle Boot Black Patent; Celestial Studio‘s Vogue Skin – Cashmere (Noir – Glitter) Freckled.

I really love this store, and I have only one complaint..well two..1. Need more clothes  2. Multiple Layer options.  The designer Kauri Darkstone is turning out a superb design, she’s got skills, talent, and an eye for detail and does amazing seam work, they are perfect!.  But the layer options are only on the jacket layer for the silk blouse and the corsets.  I am begging everyone who likes this store to please send a nice note asking for her to consider doing items on the Jacket, Shirt, and Undershirt Layer, so we can wear them more. I had also been thinking I could wear the corset and skirt from the witch dress with other items, the corset yes, but the skirt I will have to make glitch pants for as the bottoms for the skirt are on the same layer as the stockings.  I was also looking to get a corset thinking I could wear it on the shirt layer, with a open jacket over it, but alas not these.  The corset are very well done, and I want one of each.

Glamurena Hat/Hair with Strayers Halloween Sweetshirt
Glamurena Hat/Hair with Strayer's Halloween Sweetshirt

Glamurena Studios currently has two hair styles out, both with attached hats. Shown here is the BonBon Hair Brown Tones(V0.2) pack which contains 2 shades.  The hat itself is scripted with various winter/fall colors, even stripes!  The texture and detail is again superb.   I paired with the Glamurena jeans, and Strayer‘s group gift the Halloween Sweetshirt.

I have two sets of eyes I want to share from Scarlia Inc, I have many more and will be blogging/reviewing them in small allotments due to SL/RL fun glitches.  I used the Flame eyes for my witch outfit they are perfect for Halloween fun.  I noticed that about the eyes from this store they are fun mixes of color and shadow, you will be surprised!  Definitely worth a stop to check them all out.  Shown here are Flame, and Wintergreen notice the 4 graduations in shade, and how stunning each are.  Nice flecks, and overall good sized, and realistic looking..outside color that is..LOL..If only RL could give us these eyes!

Scarlia Inc, Flame 1-4
Scarlia Inc, Flame 1-4
Scarlia Inc in Wintergreen 1-4
Scarlia Inc in Wintergreen 1-4

Teleports:

Celestial StudiosGlamurena StudioETDStrayerBaxScarlia IncKari; TorridWear;

Winx-Redwood Cottage

I just finished placing my latest release, Redwood Cottage at my store..   A fallen redwood tree trunk transformed into a one bedroom cottage.  I’ve also added a Subscribe-O-Matic for the store, it’s at the teleport point by the store sign.

Redwood Cottage
Redwood Cottage

Featuring:
*Two main rooms, 1 with double height ceiling
*Cuddle window settee on main floor, with menu driven poses in seagrass settee rug
-Cuddle Menu contains 7 couples set poses, 7 friends set poses, and 4 single poses
*Upper Loft with sunroom
-Sunroom contains window seat and spa bath, 2 additional sit poses in this area.
*Spiral Walkup to reach upper loft, with cosy space underneath
*Carved wood decor windows
*Stained glass window, and sunroom dome in autumn nature theme.

You’ll be surprised at home roomy it is!

Redwood Cottage interior facing loft
Redwood Cottage interior facing loft
Redwood Cottage Sunroom
Redwood Cottage Sunroom

Redwood Cottage is 149 prims
Spa Bath water is 1 prim
Copy/Mod/No Transfer

Other Winx Home & Garden items are available on: Onrez Xstreet Winx Home & Garden Mainstore

Long Awkward Pose & SLink

Red Carpet Diva is the name of the new release from Long Awkward Pose.   Instant show off dead sexy glamour poses, that Dove Swanson was excited about creating and stated they were subtle and she was right.

Red Carpet Diva
Red Carpet Diva

Dove Swanson says her inspiration came from red carpet moments over time, the pack has 10 poses that suit formal wear but I love what happens when your wearing casual clothes.  Great posing with the arms staying close to the body to keep the focus there, awesome hip positions, and she didn’t forget we have legs under our dresses too.  She said these would look great in an ao too, and i agree the transitions between poses are perfect for it.  Never are they over the top farce Diva, these are true poses letting you own that diva moment without looking a poseur.  The 10 pose pack is copy/no trans and available by singles too at Long Awkward Pose (tp).  Check out LAP’s flickr group too, as she released details for a photo contest.  Better hurry contest ends October 1st.

Hair: Uncleweb Studio – Aisha II-type A-Mocha Brown; Skin: Adam n Eve – Persphone – T3 – Purr; Top: Archange-Fernanda – Halter Top + Shirt; Jeans: Zaara – Classic Blue, with slouchy prim pant legs; Boots: Jaywalk – Liah – Chocolate (without calf prim parts).

SLink‘s latest release the Reloaded Coat, an inspired recreation of another leather coat she had designed.  This time she went daring and used lush textures and bold cuts to create a coat that will make you want to wear out as evening wear.

Reloaded by SLink
Reloaded by SLink

While photographing them I had to stop myself from slipping on a pair of heels and an updo, just as much as a pair of over the knee thigh highs and some goth skin.  The coats are well designed you could easily go from day to evening in them, the long prim skirt moves well, the seams perfect.  I adjusted my prim skirt to a smaller size, and slid it down a tad on my body to my liking and also noted in theory you could easily slid it up effecting an empire waist for a new look too.  The colors she released it in are bold, even that cream is a bold with the neckline, and length and will look amazing in winter months.  The high neckline with buckle draws attention to your face, while that keyhole bodice cut keeps the men focused on you, the zipper keeps the eye moving lower, while the high collar back of the neck, accommodates some the recent hair releases parted away from the nape that will show it off perfectly,  Reloaded comes in Brown, Gold, Cream, Red, and Black, and is available at SLink (tp).  Siddean recently re-released her suede coat in pinks too so check those out when you get there too.

Hair: Maitreya – Emma; Skin: Adam n Eve – Persphone – T3 – Purr; Jeans: Zaara – Classic Blue, Boots: Maitreya – Dune.

La Sylphide – Erin

La Sylphide has just released their new skin line-Erin.  Erin is a fusion of hand painting and sourcing, with good seam work, and is available in two skin tones,  Light and Tan.

Shown from top to bottom are make ups: Erin Light Brown, Erin Light Smoky Crimson, Erin Light Smoky Fuschia, Erin Light Soft Pink, Erin Tan Cocoa, Erin Tan Smoky Blood Red, Erin Tan Smoky Hot Pink, Erin Tan Smoky Pale

La Sylphide - Erin - Light
La Sylphide - Erin - Light

Both tones are subtle, and I found the light to be not too overly light, and the Tan to be a nice tone, not overly dark, or bronzed as Tan can run.  The all over tones with the hand painted highlighting shadows made for nice depth.  I photographed a selection of each tone with lashes (MMSkins – Thora) and without.  The pale makeup skin (last in each set) I found dreamy and am looking forward to wearing it out!  I don’t know what it is about pale make up-lips in particular that I currently find so appealing, but this one is really nice. I typically go for smoky eyes and pale lips and this delivered well.

La Sylphide - Erin - Tan
La Sylphide - Erin - Tan

The Erin line is available in 16 make up variations per skin tone, with demos available at La Sylphide.  All Lashes worn were (MMSkins – Thora,  Hair Aden’s Windblowen in Hazel, shown is SLink’s Wood and Turquoise Earrings, and Celestial Studios eyes in Light Brown.  Full Body photo shows Casa del Shai’s Tamara Lingerie, and Jaywalk’s Paige stilettos in black.

Teleports:  MMSKins Aden SLink Casa del Shai Jaywalk Celestial Studios

La Sylphide (mainstore)

Adam n Eve – Gratis/Jura

Adam N Eve recently released two cute dresses.  Ok not exactly CUTE..one is dead sexy, and the other a slick affair.  Both dresses are well put together, feature multiple layer options, and multiple skirt options.  We LOVE that!

Adam n Eves Gratis in Black
Adam n Eve's Gratis in Black

Gratis is so sexy its unreal.  Sexy formal wear, club wear, or even lingerie and a suit.  I have to try out gratis alone with other items to see how this can work into my wardrobe, I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to do this BEFORE blogging, but I was too excited I suppose.  Gratis is a sexy cut and looks amazing on the body emphasizing a whole side of your body that will make your love interests eyes pop out.  Serious wolf whistles with this one.  The texture creates a cool effect, so it simply doesn’t look like its painted on, giving it more depth.  Available in six colors.

Adam n Eves Jura dress
Adam n Eve's Jura dress

Jura is available in six colors, all nice a bright.  I like this one this apple green is vivid and sleekespecially against the silver detail and trim work. I am already hunting down a variety of items to mix and match with this, as well as hunting through my inventory for more.  Included are multiple layer options for the bodice including the one middle and far right designed for wearing with pants.  I wore it with the tomato skirt prim, as I liked the way the line of trim looked as it went across my hips.   Both the Tomato skirt (middle) and the flexi prim skirt (left) are included to give you more options.   It’s located currently on the same display as the Gratis but behind it.

Click here for a tp to both.

Both dresses shown with MMSkins Hair-Magdalena in Ginger (gift), and Adam n Eve SkinPersephone t3 – Make up Purr.  Jura shown with Celestial Studios jeans-Ultra Light.

Digit Darkes – Sasy Reflections

I love Digit Darkes!  Design wise shes funky, cool, chic, and always classy.  Her last two releases the Sasy Set, and her very latest Reflections dress show you her design range so well.  She’s a wiz at putting together vibrant colors and prints to really get you a wow factor when dressing.  She’s not shy and all and brought out her inner “Sasy” with this release.  Its a nice contemporary look with good lines.  The Reflections dress is an example of her finest work.  The color palette she chose for the dresses is muted to a degree with vibrant bits of color here and there.  It made choosing a dress very difficult, as when i got my ads from the Subscribe-O-Matic I was torn as each picture rezzed as amazing as the first.

Reflections in Harvest by Digit Darkes
Reflections in Harvest by Digit Darkes

Shown here is Reflections in Harvest.  A mix of purples, blues, and silver.  The bodice is a complementary cut, with a show off back.  The flexi skirt is well made with the fluidity we like to see in gowns,  it retains its form well when moving.  The dress has this hot peek-a-boo slit, that doesn’t deliver a bit a leg every time, but does leave a person waiting for that next glimpse.   Very sexy effect, specially if you know any leg-men. ;P   Digit hasn’t posted it on her blog yet but check back regulary to see the range of colors it comes in, or TP to Digit Darkes on the Addictive sim.

Digit Darkes- Sasy Corset sets in Daisy and Fall
Digit Darkes- Sasy Corset sets in Daisy and Fall

She recently released the Sasy Corset sets, which come with 2 corsets, a belt, and pant with prim legs.   Her prim pant legs are well done, nice and crisp looking and easy to mod.

Digit Darkes - Sasy Corset Variations
Digit Darkes - Sasy Corset Variations

The corsets are fun to play with, they come in two colors per set, long and short variations of both, and all on all layers so you can really get some use out of these when you work them into your exhisting wardrobe.  The prim belt is cute and comes in two color varations, and I found it easy to fit.  As you know with Digits work they are well constructed, and the seam work is great.  She released these in a variety of colors, I have shown here the Daisy and Fall set, to see the others click here. I am totally loving those grey pants.  I can’t wait to mix these into my wardrobe.  Tp to Digit Darkes on the Addictive sim click here.

Shown with Digit Darkes’s Sasy Corset sets are Adam n Eve’s Persphone Skin, and Babii pumps, Analog Dog’s Minna hair in Blonde, Earthtones’ Chakra jewelry set, and an awsome set of bangles from Zaara.

Slink – Isabelle Skin – New Release

If you have been over to Slink, you know Siddean Munro is hard at work creating beautiful clothes, hair, shoes, and jewelry.  Her skin lines in the past have been very kind to those who hunt down the barest of makeups.  Those who have been waiting for a little more makeup options can finally have their wish today.  Siddean is releasing the latest in her Isabelle line!  Today, Saturday, September 13th, 2008 at 3pm she’s having a fashion show, and doing her release of her Isabelle and Christopher lines at 4pm!  Best of all for you deal hunters out there is she’s putting out a special promo skin available for FREE for one hour at her show, after that $50L at her store until Sunday at 12pm slt. Click here for more info.

I know she has always done a great job with bare faces, fresh dewy looks, etc.  So I was very interested in seeing what she would do with the new line.  As you would expect if you are already familiar with her Isabelle skin, is all over goodness.  She pays attention to details, from the cute mole by the belly button, abs, and very good attention to the derierre.  No smudging, no smears, no seams.  But this lines got freckles!  FRECKLES!  I love them! As a freckled person I am quite happy with the job she did on them they are cute!   Isabelle is a lovely line, and addition to your skin collection.

I was quite miffed today, to find that despite several attempts, photoshop and flickr refused to allow me to post these photos at the size I had intended to showcase the variety of make up. I swear its always something.  So I suppose you are just going to have to get over there to the fashion show, and her store later to grab demos to really get a good look at them.  I photographed each with no lashes worn, showing one skin from each set at the bottom with a side by side comparision of a skin with and without lashes.  I am also wearing ETD’s Anisa hair in Espresso, Tesla’s Shiny Felicity Heel in Red, Bazy! eyes in grey steel, Last Call’s Cannes Bikini in Red & White (no longer available-store closed),

Paper Moon

Bright and early this morning, about my second sip of my first cup of coffee, I came across Paper Moon on the Whats New feed.   I had to have it, so badly that I logged on straight away and went off to find it.  But just like in SL it helps to rez before walking in RL, so it took me some time to work out that there wasn’t at a store named Paper Moon, it was at BareRose–Bonus!    BareRose is a favorite with everyone, featuring a wide variety of items, suiting a wide audience fashion wise, and all at deal of the century prices, while retaining quality even though they release at incredible speed.

BareRose – Paper Moon

Paper Moon is a well thought out dress, with sculpted skirt draped this way and that, feature beautiful lilies.  Featuring matching accessories that suit it perfectly, its a dream to wear.  June Dion even included a lovely framed photo for your home, and says the entire outfit was inspired by Nat King Cole‘s version of It’s Only a Paper Moon.

Skin: Adam n Eve – Persephone – T3 – Make up Creme; Hair: Maitreya – Yasmin – Beach Blond

Click here for teleports: Adam n Eve BareRose Maitreya


Said it is only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea,
But it wouldn’t be make believe
If you believed in me.

Say it is only a canvas sky
Hanging over a muslin tree,
But it wouldn’t be make believe
If you believed in me…

At last…Fall…lol..almost

Labor Day for Americans is when we typically start our autumn season,  even though its not officially fall for another few weeks, we are already mentally there.  I have been ready since last fall for this fall.   Autumn is a fun season fashion wise, out come layers, rich tones, and amazing textures.  Knits, Leather, Suedes are all suited to the tones we look for in fall despite whatever fashion maven or guru declares is the in color for fall.  One look I love for autumn are boots, or well heeled shoes, paired with jeans, and something to wrap up in either a sweater, a sweater coat, or favorite jacket.   I went rummaging around in my closet, and across the grid to pull together the following outfits.

Fall Outfit 001

All inspired by some of my favs and some new items.  Maitreya‘s Jade with its woolen cap a new release available currently at Hair Fair 2008, while I’m not a hat person, and never purchased any hat with hair before-this one sold me.   It’s so soft, and I love the color changeable option I get with it.  I wish a few more colors were there, but its a nice spectrum on its own, and I am happy it doesn’t rely on the same tinting method other items use, as unless my atmospheric shaders are on I can’t see tints.  (don’t ask I think I voted on a jira)  The Gypsy Coat is by Truth, and will probably be discontinued soon.  He’s having a huge sale, so go grab some hair which some styles will be also discontinued, and this coat, which is shown here in Cherry and is available in four colors.  It’s main jacket component is on the jacket layer, with a prim skirt, and prim belt, hood, and cuffs.  Thanks to layering options from Last Call (no longer in business), I was able to wear one of my favorite shirts from Veronica on the shirt layer, with lower half on the underwear layer.   Worn with Celestial Studios Cords in Tan, tight fit, with skinny prim legs, they went perfect with my Maitreya Bloom Boots in Brown, without the calf prims.  A finishing touch to this fall outfit is ETD’s Everyday Tote in Brown, worn on the shoulder.  I love this tote as much as Celestial Studios Hobo bags.  Whats awesome about both is the anims that come with them, and in particular ETD’s is a torrid ao, so you can even turn off your ao and just use the bags…no more whacking people upside the head…or yourself for that matter.

Skin/Hair/Lashes

Adam n Eve‘s Skin – Persephone t3 – Make up Creme gives a nice dewy look, I wore MMSkins– Thora Lashes, but modded to allow for the SL’s glitch with transparencies, to work with the hair.  A nice trick is to make a copy of your lashes,  then move the lash set that overlaps your hair IF the style doesn’t show any lash, into your skull completely hiding it, then rename the lash at the end with Modded-Left Side Only or Modded – Right Side Only.  You can do this will all your mod lashes and store copies of them in the folders with the hair you own that drape across eyes, its a nice trick to know.

Fall Outfit 002

Again here you can see I have a sweater, jean outfit going.  I am wearing Phaylen Fairchild’s (Diva Designs) Aurelia Gray Sweater from last fall’s Sweater Collection with sculpted collar, prim cuffs, and you have to scream with glee that it is still available.  Its a short shirt layer sweater, so I wore it with Leagues Wide belt – lower to prevent any skin from showing.   Celestial Studio‘s Jeans again in the tight fit, with skinny leg prims, and Maitreya’s Bloom boots in Purple, no calf prims, yes that’s ETD’s Everyday Tote again,  sorry but I am obsessing here indulge me.  ;P

Teleports:

Adam n Eve
Aden
Celestial Studio
ETD
Maitreya
MMSkin
Phaylen Fairchild (Diva Designs)
Truth

Hair Fair 2008