It’s been a great week for new releases and a couple of them have been of the ocular variety. Eyes are hard to make well, especially if you want them to be at all realistic-looking. I look at some of my snapshots from my first days in SL and I look like Cruella Daville much of the time—psycho crazy eyes. In this SL day and age there are a lot more options—some uncannily beautiful. Now Agnes Finney has gotten onto the eye bandwagon and she has recently released some lovely designs, which should come as a surprise to no one who knows Agnes’ work. My friend Isabelle was gracious enough to model them for me.
Isabelle is also the embodiment of grace in this timeless classic from Carisma Creations.
Hair: Analog Dog gala paprika by Queue Marlowe
Eyes: Agnes Beaute_Eyes_Gentle Grace (M) by Agnes Finney
Necklace: Single heart letter gold chain Necklace V By Jamman
Dress: Carisma Creations Fairy Dress Sky by Antonin1
Earrings: Gossamer Earring-Shell-Teardrop-Peacock Eye by Maxi Gossamer (Marketplace)
Bracelets: Gossamer Boho Bangles – Gold and Lapis Lazuli by Maxi Gossamer (Marketplace)
Location: Welsh Rainbow
Today was a day when only Agnes Finney would do. And fortunately she has released one of my favorite ensembles to date, Remember Me. It is available in different color combinations but my favorite was the green top and champagne skirt. Light, lacy, and utterly feminine. I have to admit it made me feel nostalgic and wistful. About what I don’t know, but still. Maybe it’s the name. That’s some dress, right? Now I just want to go put my arms around someone I love and dance the night away.
Hair: TRUTH< Pandora – mocha by Truth Hawks
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Pale Clover Green (S) by Ikon Innovia
Necklace: Gossamer Pearl Daisies – Pink Pearl – DT – Short+Long- Gold by Maxi Gossamer (Marketplace)
Top: Agnes Remember Me Green by Agnes Finney
Skirt: Agnes Remember Me Lace Skirt Champagne by Agnes Finney
Shoes: Karried Away Ballet Flat Khaki by Karrie Kweller
Location: The Muse Conservatory
Poses: The Secret Store, Purple Poses (Private Room Event)
If we can’t get along we oughta be apart
And I’m wondering where did you get that cold, cold heart
Set me free – sign my release
I’m tired of being the villain of the piece
-Dire Straits, When It Comes To You
This song by the excellent Mark Knopfler came to mind after a conversation that I had with a friend this last week. Since wintertime is right around the corner coldness is about to become omnipresent, and while that means holidays and cheer and time with families, it also signifies death, starkness and emptiness. Perhaps those are the things we try to avoid thinking about with all our holiday merry-making.
The lovely Evana skin from Carisma Creations adds the perfect touch of frosty haughtiness to my cold-hearted woman today, with it’s angular shape and cheekbones and jawline that could slice you right in two. Also contributing to my icy demeanor is the bold new Snowflake set from Yula Finesmith. And what could be more wintry than these ingenious icicle pumps from Harmless Ink?:
The new Catherine lace dress and Bess feather jacket from Agnes Finney add snowy richness to the ensemble. The jacket in particular is meticulously put together and the feather prims fall naturally and beautifully no matter what position you are in. I think this just might be my favorite Agnes of all time.
Stay warm, my friends.
Hair: Vanity Hair: Lys HP-Nova Black by Tabata Jewell
Skin: Carisma Creations Evana Skin Fair 2011 by Antonin1 Resident
Eyes: Fashism Sunrise Eyes Pale Steel Blue (S) by Ikon Innovia
Jacket: Bess Feather White by Agnes Finney
Dress: Catherine White by Agnes Finney
Shoes: Harmless Ink Icicle Pumps by Harmless Halfpint
I was so excited to receive one of Agnes Finney’s latest designs. This gown, aptly named Darling (isn’t it just though?) reminds me of being young and carefree, wearing white dresses and running around with flowers…before age and real life, responsibilities and grey hairs set in. So completely beautiful with it’s embroidered skirt detail and lace sleeves. There are some long skirt options as well with this dress so it’s really like getting three dresses in one. Always a good thing.
This hair, I must say, is most definitely not grey, and is one of Alice Demonia’s new mesh designs. It cascades fantastically down the back of my dress and stays outside my body, where it belongs. And it’s only 44L at the 4.44.444 event.
Dress: Agnes Finney Darling White by Agnes Finney
Hair: Alice Project Mandi (@ 4.44.444) by Alice Demonia
Shoes: [e] Move Pumps – Clover by Elikapeka Tiramisu
Poses: Olive Juice In Bloom by Isabella Grace Baroque
Skin: Beauty Code Vanity Natural by CrusHer Mills
It’s always a good day when there is new stuff at Agnes Finney. This new dress is available in several colors, one of which is being sold at a discount for group members. I particularly love the scarf that takes this dress from purely summer to a subtly autumnal look—although the transparent skirt, while making those legs look great, is probably not going to keep them too warm!
Dress: Agnes Finney Ingrid Champagne
Shoes: elikatira Move Pumps Creme
Hair: Plume Elegance – Soil
Skin: Apple May Designs Kat Carmel Nitro 3
Lipstick tattoo: Tuli Tanya Tan Lips Apricot
Eyes: FASHISM Sunrise Eyes Light Brown (ML)
Earrings: ::MOOD:: Soho *G* Amber Earring (I think this was a FFL item from March 2011)
For the last week I’ve been rehearsing a production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. It’s a rotten story, like most operas, but the music is ridiculously catchy and you can’t keep it out of your head. When I saw this dress I thought it was perfect for a slow summer day that Clara sings about at the beginning of the show and then Bess later reprises. In fact this could be a dress that one of those soloists might don for the performance itself!
I was a worried that I might make the dress look like one of those multi-colored popsicles, but the colors flow and I love the bright colored combination. To finish this look off I chose a blue zircon set from Endra Graves and a relatively new long hairstyle from Kavar Cleanslate.
Hair: ::Exile:: Bailey:Swiss
Jewelry: Artistry by E- The Carrie Set
Dress: Agnes Finney Maxi
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Turquoise (ML)
I have to admit that when I saw this new release from Agnes Finney I had mixed feelings. One the one hand, it’s so adorable! The polka dots are so cheery and match my pearl earrings from Endra Graves. On the other hand, my first thought was, “what a cute outfit to wear back to school!” Whereupon I promptly decided I was crazy because it’s not time to go back to school yet, is it? Is it?!?!?
So instead I will go out for a lovely walk on this nice breezy summer day.
Hair: Hairoin Francine Large – Black_Coffee
Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Black Leather
Dress: Agnes Finney Zoe 1
Eyes: pc classic – rain at the beach (m)
Purse: Shiny Things Petal Bag – valentine
Jewelry: Artistry by E Gina Set
Another glorious creation from Agnes Finney– Queen Viola:
With designs like this one I simply want to wear a ballgown all the time!!! I am not usually one to wear gigantic flowers on my head, but I just love this rose headpiece that comes with the gown. The roses in the gown are set off by Donna Flora’s Agnes set in gold.
My carriage awaits!
Dress and Headpiece: Agnes Finney Viola Champagne Gown
Jewelry: Donna Flora Agnes Set Gold
Shoes: [e] Move Pumps – Crème
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Gold (ML)
Hair: *SS* Briana – Coffee (Hair Fair 2011)
It doesn’t take long for the fashion-conscious in SL to find out that Agnes Finney is one of the bastions of formalwear. I remember walking around her store in awe when I was new to SL, and saving up my Ls so that I could purchase that perfect gown. Well, for many people that perfect gown is now here with the Queen Trista. I love the rich detailing on the bodice and skirt—my fingers itch to feel the fabric and embroidery. This is a dress that made me feel like Eliza Doolittle about to go out to her first ball. We don’t all get to wear dresses like this in our real lives, but oh, don’t you wish you could?
Dress: Agnes Finney Queen Trista Champagne
Earrings: Swallowtail Full prim long earring pearl
Hair: Amacci Hair Melody ~ Onyx
Hair Accessory: .:* LOULOU&CO – headband & Flower hair ” Amore Mia ” ( white ) (on Marketplace)
Location: Languedoc Coeur, Maison Fleur de Lis