Hey EFA fans, this is Capri Dubrovna! When thinking about what to blog about for my very first EFA blog post, I tried to pick something that would truly represent the theme of my weekly blog: luxury. Each week I’ll be blogging about an item or items that most would consider an indulgence – those fancy things in SL that we buy because we can’t afford them in real life! For my first post, I wanted to introduce this theme with something exquisite – and I found that something at Arachne Silks. What could be more luxurious than lingerie – SILK lingerie?

I learned of Arachne Silks, and designer Celadori Sakai, when I randomly asked one of my groups where I should shop for the afternoon. As soon as I landed in the store, I knew that these designs would have to be included in a luxury post. The beautiful, silken textures and many “extras” that come with the outfits really make them a great splurge. The designs themselves, which come in several jewel-toned color options, conjure up images of sensual waterfalls in India, or the colorful temples of Arabia.

For example, the Brinneal outfit (below, right), which is Celadori’s newest release, comes with armbands, wristlets, footlets, a circlet, and a belly ring – all studded with tiny gems. Celadori, obviously very proud of her newest creation (and for good reason!) informed me that “Brinneal” means “beautiful” in Gaelic. The fabric is a rich, sumptuous satin with intricate detailing around the edges. Brinneal, like most of the outfits, comes with options galore. Short and long skirt versions, multiple layer options, and sheer versions of each piece, to name a few. In addition to green, Brinneal comes in black, blue, purple, and red, with trim options in silver or gold. (more…)

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Instead of my usual procedure of interviewing new designers and taking pictures of their featured items, I decided I would try the ‘sneak, dash and run‘ tactic – where I sneak into the store, dash around taking pics and run out the door before anyone sees me. That way I can say what I want without feeling the least bit guilty. Only joking, of course. I always write the truth.

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This week I decided I would visit the store Analise, having heard so much about it recently. When I arrived at the sim on Talana Island, I was met with the most beautifully designed sandstone building, rich with mystique and romance. With it’s huge pillars and peaking domes, I felt I was in another place, another time – Arabian Nights eat your heart out.

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