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Magical Photo Contest – Winners!

Raw:

1) Fall’s Flames – Terry Toland
Fall's Flame by Terry Toland [K~_~S Magic Photo Contest Entry]
2) Moor Witch – Pearl Admiral
Moor Witch - Pearl Admiral
3) Pixie of the Mist – Green Collingwood
Green Collingwood - Pixie of the Mist

Manipulated:

1) Magic’s Tower – Inny Quinnel
Inny Quinnel - Magic's Tower
2) Fields of Faery Dust – Carolynne Wetherby
Fields of Faery Dust by Carolynne Wetherby (manip)
3) Visionary in White – Shangreloo Kuhn
Visionary in White - Shangreloo Kuhn

Runners up:

Magical Fae – Aabi Rhode
Midnight – Isolde Rhapsody
The King’s Flower – BellaSelene Rayna
Magic is the Romance – Morgause Beaumont
Magical Moment – Holly Beaumont
Blue Spell – Vere Noyes

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~Lynet Renewed~

Lynet 5

The newest release in the Sanctum is actually one of the oldest, completely overhauled and reworked with the textures being modified, and some new textures added, as well as completely new prim work. I present to you, the new incarnation of Lynet.

Lynet 3

Lynet in it’s first form was one of the first gowns I’d ever made in SL, and I’ve come such a long way since then, but still loved the original textures from that gown. I decided it was time I breathe new life into the gowns, and these images show some of the result of that.

Lynet 1

The Lynet gowns are available in three variations. Lynet itself, is a monochrome gown, available in eight jewel tones, with system top, glitch pants, prim skirt, and prim over skirt included. There are also two ’wench’ variations – something completely different for the Sanctum.

Lynet 2

Lynet Wench, includes white flex sleeves, black top and overskirt, with the skirt itself being the element that varies from gown to gown. There are seven different wench gowns, each with a different hue of skirt.

Lynet Wench 1

Lynet Wench Deux utilizes a white skirt and white sleeves, with the top and overskirt being the variant. This emulates the under dress/overdress style of Medieval gown, something nice and simple for every day ladies who appreciate comfort.

Lynet Wench Deux 1

Take a peek after the jump for a close up of the back of the bodice.

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~Tatiana Gowns~

Tatiana 1

Again on the theme of catching up on new releases, the Tatiana gowns. These are more of a simple, basic Medieval gown, designed to be a more down to earth creation that is more comfortable for every day Medieval role-playing. The Tatiana gown’s hand drawn textures pull this off, without losing any of the delicate, ornate detail found in the belt and trim.

Tatiana 3

Including both fingerless gloves, and flex sleeves, there are a few ways in which this gown can be worn, as these images help illustrate. Even without the belt, flex sleeves, and gloves, it’s still a lovely and sleek, form fitting piece of beauty.

Tatiana 2

I created these in darker tones then most of my creations, as I felt a bit of a change of pace was in order. The choice to make the trim be gold was simple, and the below image shows the detail of the prim belt made just for this gown.

Tatiana belt detail


~Cyrenia Deux~

Cyrenia Deux 6

It’s been rather hectic for me of late with all thing different projects I’ve been working on, both in and out of SL. With all the posts to do with the photo contest, it’s high time I caught up on posts about the releases, and so to start, the Cyrenia Deux gowns, which were released at the same time as the Ariel gowns.

Cyrenia Deux 5

Both gowns utilize the same gorgeous, flowing skirt with careful, intricate prim work. With layer upon layer of both solid and sheer fabrics, a resplendent cascading bustle, and finished off with sculpted roses, the skirt will catch every eye.

Cyrenia Deux 3

Cyrenia Deux, like her sister gowns, comes in a total of 15 shades, both pastels and jewel tones. The delicate matching circlet veils are also included, and just like the original Cyrenia gowns, they are endowed with gem change capability…simply click to choose from 11 gems, so that your ensemble will match effortlessly with any accessories you choose to have accompany it.

More after the jump, so please click the link to read on!

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Photo Contest Closed

Just a quick post to say that entries for the contest are no longer being accepted. We will have a top 3, and 6 runners up, once the judges have deliberated. The Mayah Tiaras have been delivered to all participants as a thank you gift for their lovely efforts. It may take a while tojudge the images, as they are all so beautiful. Until then, you can take a look at them at Avilion Vale.


Peek at First Place!

Current Jewelry

This is the ‘Current’ set, consisting of necklace, tiara, and earrings. With decadent gems and a few stiffened chains that defy gravity, it’s sure to impress. It’s going to the first place winner of the photo contest!


Photo Contest – Time is Running Out!

Here are some examples of the lovely entries received thus far. If you haven’t entered yet, why wait> Every entrant will be rewarded with the Mayah Tiara as a thank you gift for their participation. The deadline is August 20th.

KS Entry 3 EowynAnne Dreamscape

Green Collingwood - Pixie of the Mist

Isolde Rhapsody Entry Midnight

Winter Time Magic - Aabbi Rhode

Visionary in White - Shangreloo Kuhn


New Release: Ariel Gowns

Ariel Pic Ten

Greetings to you, reader! I’m pleased to come to you today with a new release, the Ariel gowns. These are the original gowns that this rose embellished bustle skirt was designed for, though I found the skirt also worked really well with my Cyrenia textures. And so, soon the Cyrenia gowns will all be available in the ‘Special Edition’ package that was featured in the hunt celebrating the Subscribo hitting over 500 members.

Ariel Pic Two

The Ariel gowns, in their coloured versions, blend rich tones to create a sumptuous look. Green is tempered with a dusky pink, blue with teal, purple with blue, red with purple, and then there is the simple yet elegant white, the purity of which is maintained as a single white hue adorned with the same gold trim as the others.

Ariel Pic Three

The bodice carries a glittering ripple pattern, the central point of which originates on one side of the torso and radiates outward to the other. The delicate golden roses and leaves that adorn the skirt are matched by similar, smaller roses on the armbands.

Ariel Pic Six

The full skirt shifts gracefully, each layer in it, and it’s bustle, softly flow with your every move. I returned to Chakryn Forest to produce these images for this post. I was more than happy to return to that glorious forest, and I highly recommend taking some time to visit it.

Ariel Pic Seven

As you can see, I took a great amount of pictures. I only show a small sampling of those taken, it was impossible to limit my selection to just three or four pictures, and I felt all of the five colour variations deserved to be shown, so I hope that you will enjoy viewing them.

Ariel Pic One

Tomorrow, August 11th, the SeaBreeze Oasis location will be closing, so I can focus on Avilion Vale. I am still in the process of updating ads and organizing the displays in Avilion Vale, it’s starting to shape up very nicely. I also want to give my deep thanks to everyone who’s participated in the Photo Contest thus far, and encourage those who haven’t to take the time to, everyone will go home on the 20th with at least one prize, so give it your best shot!

Ariel Pic Four

These gowns can be fond here. I leave you now with a few more pictures, and the ads for the gowns are after the cut.

Ariel Pic Eight

Ariel Pic Five

Ariel Detail Pic

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Sneak Peek at Second Place!

Greetings dear Readers, it’s time for a sneak peek at the jewelry set for second place of the Photo Contest. And, without further ado, here it is:

Breeze Jewelry 1

Breeze Jewelry 2

Breeze Jewelry Peek

Remember to get those entries in as soon as possible! A selection of entries can be viewed here:


Subscribe-o-matic and the Special Hunt

subscribo ad

In case you haven’t yet heard, there will be a switchover to the new Subscribe-o-matic system that’s not in place in the Sanctum. The transition won’t be immediate, and I want to make it as smooth as possible for everyone. When you click one of the Subscribo kiosks in the Sanctum, you’ll receive this version of the Boleyn Girl gown, a special edit in Caribbean blue. With this system, if you stay subscribed you’ll receive all the benefits of the original group except for a few small things, namely that this won’t take a precious group slot, and a few items in the Secret Chamber still require the original group tag for purchase. In time that will be remedied however, so don’t fret.

In just a few days since the first official in world announcement of this system, over 500 members have subscribed. So, in celebration of this, there’s a little hunt going on right now in which three special editions of the new Cyrenia gown can be found for just 50L each. Those are in the staple colours of Ruby, Snow, and Midnight. Pictured below is the ruby version.

These gowns also include cute sculpty shoes! Be sure to hunt these out while you can, they’ll be released later on with more colours at the regular price. The hunt will take you to all three locations, Avilion Vale, Seabreeze Oasis, and the newest one, Vanity Fayre.

Cyrenia Special Ed - Ruby

Also, as was mentioned on the note card to the group, the SeaBreeze Oasis location will be closing it’s doors permanently on August 11th so that I can more easily focus on one location: Avilion Vale.