There’s a lot going on for me right now, a lot of projects that I’m working on that will continue on (some of them) until the end of the year. For now though, it’s time for me to take a break from the sewing machine, and talk about one of the more recent releases.
Grand Duchess is a gown made almost explicitly for role playing, however it can, of course, be used in other avenues. Designed with slight hints of the Royal Court dress of Imperial Russia (Think Grand Duchess Anastasia) while still carrying a more predominant Medieval flair.
I made Grand Duchess initially as a gown that’s trimmings would only be in gold. However, as in the past, the black variety can be obtained in your choice of gold or silver trim. Tiny pearls are strewn across the embroidered hems for that little extra interest. There’s more after the cut, so please read on.
One of the newest releases in the Sanctum (Kouse’s Sanctum, that is), is Irridae. It’s a set with several options for wearing, from modern, to fantastically fantasy. I’m showcasing the ball gown style skirt in this post, but each set also includes a cute knee length skirt perfect for a casual outing or even am evening of cocktails, as well as a short skirt for those who prefer the freedom. Also, each Irridae set comes with it’s matching jewelry..a choker and two versions of full prim little crown…a straight version and a crooked one for the mischievous among us.
There’s a wide range of jewel tones, and pastels with white lace overlay. Two types of the black version, are available, as well, one with white lace overlay, one with black. A Bridal version of Irridae can also be found in the Wedding section of the main store. It is different from the main release, in that it includes only the pieces from the ball gown version, and a matching veil, the essentials to looking radiant on your special day. To see how the wedding version looks, click here to see the dress, and here to see the veil.
The mini crowns (crooked versions) are also available as a standalone item in both gold and silver. These versions include gem change scripting, so that, like with most jewelry pieces from Kouse’s Sanctum, you only need touch the item while wearing it to view the menu, and select your gem choice from there.
Gowns and jewelry: Irridae from Kouse’s Sanctum
Skin: Alison (Glow) from LAQ
Hair: Roxana from Truth Hair
Eyes: Various colours of Antonia Eyes by Rosie’s Thingies
Location: New Trails
For those of you who like things a little more modern, Skye might be a style for you. Designed with an asymmetric bodice and plenty of little details. Made available in a wide array of colors for a selection sure to please. You can find it at the main store now!
There are three color types within one big display to make all easy to find, there are solid colors in both pastels and jewel tones, black with colored trim, and of course some that mix multiple hues, like the ‘River’ and ‘Aurora’ varieties.
Visit the main store to take a look! And one of the models may be there wearing it, so you can see it in person, too.
Gowns: Skye from Kouse’s Sanctum
Skin: Angelica from Kouse’s Sanctum
Hair: Tatum from fri.day
Locations: Garden of Dreams skyboxes – check them out!
As promised, I am finally getting to doing the post on these. The original Glimmer gowns are now available in another type…Snowy and Midnight. The bonus prize from the Ice Hunt back in January left me getting a lot of messages that more of these black meets colour/white meets color combos that I ended up making a bunch for your enjoyment. Now each, black, and white, is available in your choice of 6 different pastel sashes. These versions of Glimmer include all the same options as the original, including a short skirted version!
In other news, there’s a lot more jewelry in the Treasury now, so if “Antigone” is not in your collection, check them out. There’s a lot of unique versions within the Treasury, however none of them are scripted. All are no copy/no mod/yes trans, however, so you can give them as gifts! Gem change scripted versions will be available for sale soon.
There’s another pic after the break, other than that, that’s all for me right now. Have a wonderful day, and a very happy Easter!
Nahlayea began a long time ago as a princess in a story I wrote one year while I was still in high school. In this story, she was an Enchantress, who, after ascending to the role of Queen with her King by her side, found her realm ensnared by a war with a vast army headed by an evil witch. Nahlayea, using every ounce of her spirit and courage, sacrificed her own life to weave a spell powerful enough to overcome this evil, and protect her country. Of all the stories I’ve written over time, the tale of Nahlayea is still one of my favourites, and I thought I would honour this character with a gown named for her.
Nahlayea was a lady of elegance, and so I attempted to capture that with this gown. Silver embroidery upon the hem of the underskirt gives testament to this, as does embroidery matching the gown’s hue upon the bust.
The over skirt, fashioned of many light layers of gossamer fabric, ties into a neat knot at the front, creating the illusion of an almost Basque waist. Likewise, similar ties fasten the armbands in place. Both are trimmed with silver cords, a simple and pretty way to finish them off.
Below are a few more pictures, I’ll clue up the textual explanation now as images can speak louder and more directly than words ever could. Worn with these gowns is the Themis necklace, also available in store. Also worn is hair from JE*Republic and skin from LAQ.
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!
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:
Remember to get those entries in as soon as possible! A selection of entries can be viewed here:
The top three places in the Photo Contest will win a unique jewelry set. Today, the third place set is unveiled, and here’s your look at it.
Second and first place will be revealed closer to the closing date of the contest!
Here it is! Everyone who participates in the second photo contest (the one running now) will receive this tiara as a thank you prize. Please note that the tiaras will be distributed on the same day as the rest of the prizes. Many entries have already been receieved and they’re just beautiful…think you have what it takes to win this contest? Please be sure to read the rules before entering, the prize schedule is there, also.
So here’s the post outlining the newer releases in the Sanctum. As I mentioned earlier, there’s some jewelry, in the form of a necklace, available in both silver and gold. Now, I need customer feedback. Please drop a note on me if you feel so inclined, and let me know the following things:
-Do you want to see more 100L jewelry? This would include pieces such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc, all sold separately, perhaps also available combined in a set at a discount also (IE necklace, earrings, and bracelet at 250L instead of 300L separately).
-Do you want to see other metal varieties available instead of the regular silver and gold, and if so, which metals?
-Do you want to see the Allegra gowns from the Allegra Trinket Hunt available at some point in the store, or maintained as a limited edition item?
-Do you want to see more scavenger hunt type events in the store? Other types of events? Please let me know what kinds, I want to run events that you, the customer, most want to see.
These questions have been rattling around in my head some time, and I’d really appreciate the feedback. I’ll weigh all opinions I hear and run with what the majority agree with.
Now on to the new releases, the jewelry, is a fairly simple, yet pretty necklace, called Cadence. Here’s one of the ads for it:
Also fairly new are the Ryel gowns, named after a friend of mine. They’re available in pastel and jewel tones, all with white trim.
And the Christina gowns, inspired by the beauty of the Maple trees I so adore in my homeland of Canada. These are available in several shades, and the few fortunate were able to pick up a limited edition called Canada that marked Canada Day, in a slightly brighter shade of red, to match the Canadian flag.