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Sunday, April 15, 2018

SWANK Events April '18 "City of Angels" WILD Fashion's Lady Angel Gown - God is in the Details

This month's (April) SWANK Event's theme is called "City of Angels." That said,
I believe that there is both beauty and a message here from the Angels amongst all of us.

Nice Wildrose of Wild Fashion brings this beauty into both our hearts and our minds
with her heavenly designs like this stunning WILD Fashion Lady Angel Gown. 

I believe that Angels assist us in bringing a sort of divine balance into our lives. 
 I also believe that Angels constantly whisper to us on what is right and what is wrong.

We sometimes forget the meaning and the importance of having balance in our lives. 
We constantly face a barrage of stress in our mortal existence and we also become
preoccupied with what others may think of us, who we should be, do or become.

Often, people feel the need to withdraw from the world for a time because they sense deep within themselves that their lives have become terribly unbalanced - yet they don’t know what to do to correct the matter. I think that is why many of us come here into Second Life. For some, SL  tends more to become an opiate rather than the cure to finding balance. 

Allowing yourself to step back from your real life and into Second is okay too, so long as 
you can use SL to fulfill a sense of purpose. I come here to write and create beauty.

I also enjoy sharing my passions on fashion, while maintaining a 
sense of value & appreciation to those around me. 

The big picture for me is the fact that we are all a part of God’s infinite universe. 
Not having this fundamental understanding only serves to disrupt our energy fields 
and obscures our purpose driven existence – regardless whether it is in RL or here in SL. 

I think that my Angel whispers to me to examine carefully all the areas of 
my life which are the most important and come from the heart.

"God does not view things the way men do. People look on the outward appearance, 
but the Lord looks at the heart" (1 Samuel 16:7)

My Angel serves to remind me that the God’s menu for Life is truly abundant. Opening
your heart to God begins this wonderful journey for God is the truth, the light & the way. 

So take a deep breath and simply ask yourself what you really want in life. 
 Asking for God’s forgiveness and to come into your life takes the burden of 
the world and it’s worldly misconceptions off of your shoulders 
and places it squarely on God’s shoulders. 

Over time you will find that your days are much less stressed and there is 
a greater sense of balance and peace in your life. It becomes purpose driven. 

This will be reflected in everything that you do, no matter how ordinary it 
may appear to be or complicated it may become. 

Understanding that you are loved by God and accepting
him into your heart is all that really matters.

Store: WILD Fashion
Designer: Nice Wildrose
Product: Lady Angel Gown
Collection: City of Angels 
Release: April 2018 
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

Saturday, April 7, 2018

SWANK Event's "City of Angels" Showcases LEGENDAIRES SPRING DRESS - It’s All About Nature's Beautiful Butterflies & Florals for the Spring!

Each year, we celebrate renewed life and the beauty of nature with the arrival of Spring. 

The first day of spring is called the 'vernal equinox.” The word ‘Vernal’ is 
Latin for spring while ‘equinox’ is Latin for ‘equal night’. 

The spring equinox defines the time in the earth’s orbit around the Sun when 
it crosses the celestial equator from south to north along its axis. 

This event proclaims the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. 
This day is special, for the Sun passes directly over the equator only two days per year. 

Conversely, in the Southern Hemisphere, this equinox marks the start of the fall season. 
The vernal equinox for the Southern Hemisphere happens in September.

It is interesting to note that during the Spring the days get longer.

The sun effectively rises earlier and night falls later across the horizon until the 
longest day of the year – which marks the summer solstice. This is one of the reasons 
why we set our clocks forward, to take advantage of these longer daylight hours.

With Spring’s arrival, it is the perfect time to try out a fresh haircut, experiment 
with the season's hottest lip color, or getting that new and special Spring Dress – 

Like this gorgeous LEGENDAIRE SPRING DRESS! 

For us fashionistas, spring flowers are in their prime and are the new Insta-bait. 
Forget about the fresh snow instagrams. It’s time for butterflies and florals in Spring! 

Spring is definitely here and the beautiful flowers are in bloom! 
 Rather than jump into summer too quickly, take the themes of the season 
literally with this stunning LEGENDAIRE Spring Dress

From dancing at sunset ceremonies and ballrooms to romance under the stars, 
you will look your best wearing this fabulous dress. 

It's brimming with Spring fashion inspiration, and it is jaw-droppingly gorgeous. 

Oh là là! I absolutely LOVE its sexy and cleverly designed butterfly bodice - 
held delicately by thin straps which ties gracefully back around to a sensuous open back. 

And if this still isn't enough appeal to your primal instincts, this dress also 
comes in four fabulous textures with optional tintable Flex-skirting.

Why, I suddenly find myself wanting to wear this dresses every day!

Designer: Kim L. Legendaire (kim.lysette)
Product: Spring Dress
Collection: City of Angels 
Release: April 2018 
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

SWANK Event's City of Angels April '18 Premiers the JUMO Violet Gown - Complementing Your Tropical Lifestyle

My journey to Second Life began in March of 2010, when I left IMVU and came here 
upon the recommendation of a friend. Since then I have enjoyed relaxing 
and playing on the many strands of beaches here in Second Life. 

One might say that there is something quite indulgent and magically Peter Pan-Like about 
living on an Island Paradise here in Second Life. On my private side here 
in this world, I have been living on this very same island now for over 7 years. 

 The truth is, I simply love it!

A dear friend followed me here by the name of Christiane. We decided to build a 
dream paradise together and developed Sunset Lovers Paridisio
which serves as our very own respite from both RL and SL worlds. 

Here there are no traffic lights, no angry people inside their cars, no freeways to fight or loud neighbors - Just a beautiful azure-colored ocean full of amazing scenery, ever-changing sky patterns with complementary sunrises, sunsets and absolute serenity. 

It is a palm tree island paradise sim comprised of approximately 70% water with a large 
central lagoon with man-eating sharks, large waves to surf, a girly mermaid cove, 
a mountaintop villa and a Indonesian styled beach bungalow and reef cabana 
complete with docks, boardwalks, a sailboat and jet skis.

Along with our griefer acquisition targeting and shoot-down countermeasures, 
our ongoing crazy antics and severely demented sense of self-deprecating humor, 
we call this serene and stress-free island habitat our home. All in all,
Christaine tolerates my boyfriends and puts up with my eccentric passion for fashion.

Along this journey, she has taught me humility and caring. She is by far the most 
honest and shining person that I have had the honor and the privilege to know 
here in Second Life. She is a woman that I admire, love and trust. 

That said, I can’t really think of ever living in a more fun-loving and nurturing 
environment than this. As a model and writer here in Second Life, this Island 
serves as a retreat which provides me with a sense of place to explore my 
creative energies and purposes both here and in RL.

This JUMO Violet Gown that I am modeling speaks to me in a way that 
soothes my spirit and complements my lifestyle here. It comes with two 
HUD driven menus - giving you 25 color/textures options for the dress and 
20 different color/texture options for the feathered earrings. (I am spoiled.)

The attention to detailing on this gown is both superbly and magnificently executed. 

I love the two piece cross-strapped design and the sheer patterned skirting just 
above the knees which flows so elegantly as you sashay along the sand.

Store: J U M O
Designer: June.Monteiro (jumofashion)
Product: Violet Gown
Collection: City of Angels 
Release: April 2018 
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

SWANK Events April '18 "City of Angels" Theme Proudly Introduces the LIZAAH (LIZ) Angeline Dress - A Look that Exemplifies Fashion Forward Design

"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, 
fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - Coco Chanel

For hundreds of years, the women’s dress conformed to basically one length - 
long and down to the floor. Well ladies, we have come a long way since then.

As fashion evolved around the world, Victorian-era prudishness began to unravel. 
With the women’s suffrage movement, women gained more independence 
and importance in society. As such, hemlines began to rise. 

As our lifestyles improved, the modern movement of fashion emerged. Short 
hemlines came into being, thanks to the arrival of the miniskirt (created by Mary Quant). 

Fashion designers embraced the physical embodiment of a world daring to push new boundaries. As a result, the high-low hem, or waterfall skirt, came into existence – 
gaining presence on red carpets and in mass retail stores as a true fashion trend. 

Lizaah pays tribute to our love of fashion by designing quality garments - 
drawing inspiration from both classic & contemporary styling and 
then combining them with the beauty and look of fin-de-siècle Paris.

This Lizaah (LIZ) Angeline Dress exemplifies this look with its open front, large 
ruffled skirt, soft muted floral patterning and pairing layers with clean lines. 

I love the sexy high-low hemline on this delicious dress.

 Its ruched-gathered bust smartly draws the eyes toward the center of the 
body where an elegant triangular sheer panel defines the midsection 
of this contemporary, non-proportional dress.

This Lizaah (LIZ) Angeline Dress is perfect for a very fancy SL party, a night out, 
or even a wedding. Graced with subtly soft muted beautiful swirl print, 
this Angeline Dress is a Summer stunner with sophisticated flair. 

Store: L I Z A A H
Designer: liziaah.lavecchia
Product: Angeline Dress
Collection: City of Angels
Release: April 2018
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

SWANK Events April '18 "City of Angels" Theme Premiers the BYRNE ZeAngel Dress - One Sexy Piece of Winged Heavenly Delight

For me personally, fashion here in Second Life is all about show, dreams 
and fantasy. Take this winged BYRNE ZeAngel Dress for example. 

It's very exciting wearing something so fantasized which is extraordinarily 
stunning, which also gives you a little break from your real life world. 

As someone who loves both fantasy and fashion, I'm consistently
inspired by the fantastic dresses that appear here in Second Life. 

As a designer in real life, I have always been someone who enjoys visual 
stimulation whenever playing here in Second Life — not in the form of 
crazy creatures, but instead with the elaborate, stunning  
and dramatic dresses that this world offers. 

I'm often completely enchanted by the interesting shapes and exaggerated 
silhouettes, the stunning hues and patterns, and the impressive imagination 
that so obviously goes into the thought and design of any given piece.

For it is here in Second Life where fashion tells its own story through these 
amazing silhouettes. The winged BYRNE ZeAngel Dress is this kind of dress.  

It makes you wish it was appropriate to walk (or fly) around 
in such a bedazzling and magical outfit all the time. Ha!

Forget about its extremely impractical nature and look instead to its 
sheer beauty - taking inspiration from its design then applying it to our 
contemporary, everyday style in real life. 

It's surely a fantastic fantasy dress having an influence on today’s modern styles 
inspired by its looks. This is one sexy piece of heavenly clothing indeed.

Store: B Y R N E
Designer: B Y R N E (byrnedarkly.cazalet)
Product: ZeAngel Dress
Collection: City of Angels
Release: April 2018
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Swank Event April's City of Angels Theme Introduces the LUXE Paris HEAVENLY Ballgown - Where Romanticism Meets Heavenly Magic

Today, much of our leisure time is absorbed in the world of Snapchat, 
Instagram stories and other forms of social media. 

With everything going on with Facebook, it's refreshing to come into Second Life 
to just play, love and create in a world so fun and personally gratifying. 

When it comes to design, this Luxe Paris HEAVENLY Gown 
represents the absolute in elegant formal gowns. 

With or without the wings, it is a very majestic silhouette. 

This full-length gown is reminiscent of the classical past with its 
balloon sleeve off shoulder design, exquisite single-stem floral embroidery, beautiful 
empire waistline styling and luxuriant full ballgown fluted muted floral skirting.

Honoring a woman’s graceful nature, this timeless LUXE Paris HEAVENLY Ballgown 
is both romantic and magic at once. I'd like to call it, "Romagic."

Wearing this ballgown is reminiscent of the wonderful fairytales of timeless 
sweet elegance and enduring love come true. 

Although classic in appearance, there's something refreshing about this gown-type 
which requires less attention to accessorize than many others. 

It's an ensemble that's innately feminine, stylish and proper. 

This ballgown also possesses just enough personal styling opportunities 
such as your cosmetics, hair, earrings & necklace to capture the perfect look.

That said, it's time to change your mindset on what to wear formally - 
For the true magic of this gown embraces your inner beauty and rekindles 
that magical kingdom allure which we all cherished growing up as children.

Store: LUXE Paris Fashion
Designers: Paris Skytower & Mika Palmyra
Product: Heavenly Gown
Collection: City of Angels
Release: April 2018
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)

Sunday, March 18, 2018

SWANK Events March 2018 Premiers Letituier’s Avant-Garde Sigma Hair - Setting You Apart from the Crowd with Daring Elegance & Sophistication.

From models on the runways, those Hollywood celebrities appearing on the 
red carpets and to designers featured in magazines, Avant-Garde hair is synonymous 
with edgy couture fashion. It can be totally absurd or abstract but it is truly an art form.

Looking back to history, 18th Century Marie Antoinette was
known for her daring styles in both hair and clothing. 

The late Isabella Blow, a magazine editor and fashion scout, was famous 
for her avant-garde hair and absurd hairpieces such as her iconic lobster 
hairpiece which influenced many creative individuals.

One such individual impacted was the avant-garde pop singer Lady Gaga 
with her notorious lobster hairpiece by Philip Treacy.


Way back in early 2010, Mother Monster went for a stroll in London wearing a diamond-encrusted lobster hat by Philip Treacy perched atop her head en route to dinner at Mr. Chow. It was a direct reference to a pink hat the milliner one designed for Grace Jones – and sparked a large number of Halloween costumes for years to come.

The words exquisite, innovative and daring all combine to define the concept of 
the Letituier brand - adding audacious sophistication to the couture fashion world. 

Letituier’s Avant-garde hair is quite daring and extraordinary.
The brand is synonymous with outrageous fashion art here in Second Life. 

The sculpted Pom-Pom Sigma Afro hairstyle is a cutting-edge hair masterpiece 
sure to satisfy any artist, fashionista or stylist here in Second Life 

I don't know how Nayomi Gartner derived these very quirky and whimsical 
hair designs, but their ostentatious yet wonderful beauty cannot be denied. 

Whether it’s a flourishing flower with braids, a recall of your astrological sign,
a bountiful bow or a beehive – Adorning the sheer artistry of Letituier’s
avant-garde hair will set you apart (as an artist) from the crowd. 

So, if you are looking to make that special statement, 
check out the fabulous hairstyles available at Letituier.

Store: Letituier
Designer: Nayomi Gartner
Product: Sigma Hairstyle
Collection: Hollywood Glamour
Release: March 2018
Available: Swank Event (Click Here)