When it comes to haute couture and Second Life fashion a number of names come to mind.  It is a vibrant and continually evolving area of fashion, which retains its excitement through the efforts of many wonderful designers.  Haute couture is the fashion style that is responsible for attracting many to this industry, whether they are designers, models or photographers.  To me, this area of fashion is one of the most expressive for all involved.

This past June, I had the pleasure of showing MB-Design’s new summer line in a post on this blog.  Moanasyrene Boucher isn’t one to rest on her laurels and she’s recently been working on releases for her new winter line of haute couture dresses.  From what I’ve seen so far, these are exciting new designs that once again demonstrate Moanasyrene’s range and creativity.  Her use of colors and textures continue to excite, as I believe you’ll see in the several dresses shown today.

The first dress seen, on the left below, is Barocco in pink and orange.  This  is a beautiful lace dress with a full ankle length skirt.  The flower patterned lace of the skirt uses a color fade from pink to black producing a gorgeous contrast of colors.  The strapless bodice has one of Moanasyrene’s new features in this line, flexible prim frills over the bust.  Here, this accent is colored in an orange to black fade.  To make this dress even more haute couture, lace gloves with prim cuffs and a hat with lace veil are added.  And for completeness, there is even a pretty pink and black lace panty included.

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 For the woman who wants to show off her curves, Pearl (above, right) may be just the thing.  This dress was just released this week and features a very deep V neckline trimmed in beautiful black lace.  The back of the bodice is open and the shoulder straps have flexible prim frills.  The hem of the variegated violet skirt is adorned with more black lace.  All the elements of this dress come together wonderfully to produce a very feminine look.

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House of Nyla is an amazing store. Nyla Cheeky is a fashion designer in RL. She found SL in early 2006, and quickly realized the potential. She now creates SL gowns from her RL gowns! How fun it is to know I own and wear something in SL, that I would most likely not be able to own or wear in RL!It has been a while since she has released new clothes, but that is all about to change, she says. Her latest release is the Leopard Line. She also mentioned that many of her older items have been reduced up to 50% off!!! Go there now!

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There are many well-known and popular designers in Second Life.  They owe their success in large part to the quality of their work and uniqueness of their designs.  All these successful designers had to start as unknowns and build their reputations over time.  When I find a lesser-known designer with excellent and creative works, I like to call people’s attention to them.  Alba2 Rossini of Alba Fashions is a designer that I have been aware of for some time but is less known than she deserves to be.  Her designs are extremely creative and her work is exceptional.  She draws on many elements to create her designs, including fantasy and nature.  Below, I present several styles that demonstrate the range of her creativity.

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If you’ve followed my posts to date, you know that I’ve been presenting period and vintage styles from SL designers, but when recently given the opportunity to preview some of the best new fashions from a wonderful haute couture designer, I had to do it. Moanasyrene Boucher of MB-Designs has created a new line, for a summer launch, and it’s my pleasure to be able to show you some of her new designs here.  Anyone familiar with her previous work knows of the quality textures and highly detailed prim skirts. The new line is no exception. I just love the patterns and vibrant colours Moanasyrene has chosen for these new dresses and they are all fine additions to her already excellent collection.

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Product Review – Adam n Eve’s Sakura Gold and Flora Black

The beauty of Flora by Adam n Eve, is that it can be worn as a sumptuous ballroom gown or sexy cocktail dress. With 3 different gown tops to choose from, one with pretty lace trail sleeves, a sleeveless version and a full sleeve, you are spoilt for choice. There is no reason why you shouldn’t go to the ball. Rex Butler is waiting my dear.

A mass of sumptuous silk flowing gracefully down to a delicate patterned hem. The bodice exudes a certain coy sex appeal that is set to drive the men wild. The graceful move of the skirt reminds me of a certain Southern lady who broke her heart over that married rogue of a man, Rex Butler. Of course you can always wear the veil as a reminder of all the broken hearted people. Of which you most definitely are not. So, as I said before dear, you shall go to the ball and stuff that heartless man – there are plenty more fish in the sea.

Included are: 3 different Tops (sleeves) (Top and Jacket), Pants Layer, Skirt, 4 Different Prim Skirts, including a short option, and a Veil.

This darling gown is available in 8 colours, Black, White, Red, Cream, Teal, Pink, Berry and Blue. There is an additional dark Blue/Purple as a bonus in the Brat Pack.

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Harriet Gausman: For those who do not know, how long have you been in SL and when did your business begin?

AvaGardner: I’m in SL since last year, in june. It wasn’t my first idea having business in world, but after some fun and all that stuff, i started business in october 2007.

Harriet Gausman: How much is AvaGardner like the real you?

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As you can see, we have written a lot about our fabulous AltaModa & Baiastice show from last week. Ssince I was on the catwalk myself together with Rena Mascot, Tempest Hennesy, Bobie Woodget, Silky Trilling and Haruka Kish, I would like to present Haute Couture – Baiastice Pizzo Rosso dress which wasn’t presented at the show. The dress and its design spiced with Stiletto Moody´s pump Angelstrap in Merlot makes a woman feel elegant and a bit sexy. Suitable as an evening dress or for going out on a hot date – remember, the colour red is sensual, warm and sexy without loosing its femininity.

Dress available from Baiastice

Shoes from Stiletto Moody

Skin: MM Light SkinGloss-North from Minnu Palen

Pearl necklace: Celine Pearl Necklace from MUSE Fine Jewelry

Hair: Faith – Pecan from Cake

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