Cha-cha-cha-changes!

November 25, 2009 at 1:38 am (1)

You will not be able to purchase VTO items on SLex anymore. Items have been removed due to pricing changes made by SLex.  So grab your pixel pocketbook and mosey on over to one of her stores inworld.

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Style Vindicated

October 3, 2009 at 10:59 pm (1) (, , )

I was so proud of this blog title but realized not everyone knows Mary Wollstonecraft’s work “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.” Okay, okay. Lame play on the name of the new VTO gowns, Dyed in the Wollstonecraft.  See?  *big sigh*

Dyed in the Wollstonecraft in Aubergine

Dyed in the Wollstonecraft in Aubergine

As modeled by the lovely Miss Eleanor Anderton, this dress is perfect for Western, Steampunk, and Victorian wear. It’s a tea length empire waist dress, with lace petticoats peeking out below. This dress shows off those adorable 19th shoes you have.

Close up showing detail of dress in Emerald

Close up showing detail of dress in Emerald

Notice the delicate shading of the colors and the lace details. Besides Emerald and Aubergine, the dress also is available in Ash and Turquoise. This really is a nice look.

Saucy demi skirt version

Saucy demi skirt version

Dyed in the Wollstonecraft gown includes: gown, knickers, stockings, 2 system/glitch skirts. It’s trans and the prim pieces are mod. There’s a cute bow in the back of the dress.

For those times you need to flash a little leg

For those times you need to flash a little leg

Stylish, different, saucy. You will find yourself wearing this dress a lot.

Thanks to Miss Eleanor Anderton for modeling and Mr. PJ Trenton for his brilliant photography. View more of his work at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pj_trenton.  You will be impressed.

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Velut Tempus Gives a Reason to Love

August 26, 2009 at 7:30 pm (1)

“Give me a reason to love you,” she croons as she lies in the moonlight. I’ve always liked strong women in music and literature and find them to be vastly more interesting than the simpering proper kinds. When you want to feel strong and feminine, Velut Tempus is the outfit for you.

Note the gorgeous lace on the knickers

Note the gorgeous lace on the knickers

I love the group Portishead and their song “Glory Box” is a perfect match with this sultry outfit: “I’m so tired, of playing/Playing with this bow and arrow/Gonna give my heart away.”

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The beautiful Breezy is modeling Eos, a black and white brocade. It comes with a buckle strap timepiece corset, long and short skirts, and matching stockings.  Other colors are Nox (black)  and Amo (dusty red) and they also include a jacket.

"A thousand flowers could bloom" she sings softly

"A thousand flowers could bloom" she sings softly

Both skirt lengths move wonderfully against your legs. Velut Tempus is versatile  — on the dance floor or on the deck of a pirate ship — you move and command in this outfit.

the brocade detail in this dress is amazing

the brocade detail in this dress is amazing

Velut Tempus is only 550 L$. “For this is the beginning of forever and ever.”

Thank you to the lovely Breezy Carver for modeling and to the ever fantastic PJ Trenton for photographing her. View more of his work at   http://www.flickr.com/photos/pj_trenton

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Direct From the Dark Continent

August 19, 2009 at 3:30 am (1) (, )

Sometimes you want to do something different. Explore new worlds, visit places you don’t have the money for in real life.  Naturally, you need the right clothing to help you get into the spirit. Can’t traipse around Africa or Egypt in a ballgown (actually you can, but meh).  To feed your need for exploration,  the ArthurConan Doyle Safari Suite is perfect.

AC Doyle Men's Safari Suite

AC Doyle Men's Safari Suite

Modeled by PJ Trenton, the  men’s safari outfit comes with pith helmet, expedition shoes and spats, leggings, jacket and pants.  Note the detail in the jacket and leggings.

AC Doyle Ladies Safari Suite

AC Doyle Ladies Safari Suite

The women’s Safari Suite has a similar version but also comes with long and short skirts and an animal print corset. The pith helmet has retractable mosquito netting.

sphynx_019See how model Jedburgh30  has command of her surroundings as she surveys the exotic locale in her corset? Adventure is not for the timid!

Thanks to the beautiful and talented Jedburgh30 Dagger for modeling the ladies outfit. My sincere thanks to PJ Trenton for stepping in to model and photograph.

View more of  PJ’s work at http://www.flickr.com/photos/pj_trenton

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SL Ladies who prefer Victorian, Steampunk, and Western fashion

August 11, 2009 at 3:25 pm (Victorian & Steampunk clothing) (, , )

Allow me to introduce myself:  I am not a builder, designer, or scripter. In fact, I am pretty much without skills in SL, but I am interested in fashion. Ah yes, one of those ladies who read blogs, prowl shops, and ask complete strangers where they got that outfit. Finding a good store, scoring a great looking outfit, and helping others to do the same makes me feel grand. 

Actually, there is more to me than my interest in fashion, but that’s not the point of this blog. Viv makes wonderful clothing, and this blog will highlight some of her  designs.

For those out there who play in nineteenth century sims, you know it’s hard to find clothing that is true to the period yet gives you a unique look. A visit to  Viv Trafalgar Outfitters, located in bustling Port Babbage in the New Babbage sims will be worth your time.

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For the elegant female

August 10, 2009 at 2:19 pm (Victorian & Steampunk clothing) (, , )

Lady Ching was a powerful and mysterious privateer and her spirit is reflected in the dresses that bear her name. Notice the embellished silk top with see through panel, the tired skirts, the split prim pants with underslacks. This is an elegant look that you will love.

 

Lady Ching Suite ballgown in South seas

Lady Ching Suite ballgown in South seas

 

 

 

Lady Ching demi tallcoat

Lady Ching demi tallcoat

 

The demi skirt

The demi skirt

 

Demi skirt and tall coat. Mix and match to create your own look.

Demi skirt and tall coat. Mix and match to create your own look.

 

 

 

Colors are South Seas (purple), Chinese Red, Dark of Night, and Lucky Jade. It comes in a ballgown length, shorter, demi skirt length, and tall coat with pants. You can purchase all three different options or just a single look.

The hat is called Clocktoppers and is sold at Viv Trafalgar Outfitters. I will blog later about these hats. Boots are unknown. 

A gracious thank you to Ceejay Writer for modeling and the talented PJ Trenton who photographed her. View more of  PJ’s work at http://www.flickr.com/photos/pj_trenton

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Not Your Typical Pirate Captain

June 8, 2009 at 8:15 pm (Victorian & Steampunk clothing) (, , , )

For those times you want to show a bit of leg and those saucy high button boots, the Avast series of dresses is piratey with a shot of steam. There are 3 dresses in the series, each named after a real female pirate. Bonny Ann Suite is in shades of beige and brown, Charlotte de Berry Suite in blue, and Mary Reed in red. Each dress has its own unique look with a nice variety of different clothing options.

 

Charlotte de Berry with jacket

Charlotte de Berry with jacket

 

Without jacket. Notice the brass buttons on the stockings!

Without jacket. Notice the brass buttons on the stockings!

 

Mary Reed with jacket

Mary Reed with jacket

 

With bustier

With bustier

 For raiding or romance, you can’t go wrong. These are fun, kicky outfits that you will find yourself wearing often.

Thanks to the beautiful Beq Janus for modeling the outfits and to PJ Trenton for his brilliant photography. View more of PJ’s work at http://www.flickr.com/photos/pj_trenton

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Versatile Goodness

June 8, 2009 at 8:09 pm (Victorian & Steampunk clothing) (, , , )

Velut Cantare, a gown for the opera, salon, or firing range.

 

You can almost see the floaty layers

Velut Cantare in Brass

 

 

Comes in 5 colors: steel, rose, brass, patina, and gray. Each dress has 6 pieces, which includes fingerless gloves. 

 

Back view of skirt and fingerless gloves

Back view of skirt and fingerless gloves

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You can almost feel the softness of the skirt as the chiffon layers swish around your legs, and the textured bodice sets this dress apart. This steampunky/Victorian dress works at formal functions and for everyday — at only 350 L$ each (fatpack 1200 L$), this is a steal.

Captain Red is wearing a Clocktopper hats. I promise to blog about these cute steampunk hats soon. 

Much thanks to the very talented Captain Red Llewellyn who modeled, photographed, AND suggested the tag line: Time for Fashion!

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A lot of new — from the designer

May 23, 2009 at 2:39 pm (Outfitters Info)

I’m in studio, working.  But a very wise advisor thinks I should do this too.  Here’s the thing – I love writing about other people and places.  I sometimes don’t do it for myself.  A lot.  I do post photos of things I make.  I’ll do that here.  And maybe I can convince some friends to help me out.

Viv Trafalgar

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