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A Touch of Romance

This week I decided to stick with blogging ball gowns from a few more of the amazing apparel designers in SL.

I would like to start by sharing with you a couple of brand new gowns, which are being featured at the Spoonful of Sugar event.  This event is running from 16 September through to 01 October and it such a worthy cause, so if you have not visited this event yet, then I highly recommend it.  The designers at this event are selling new items with either 50%, 75% or 100% of the proceeds being donated to this charity.

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Unwrap caffe by Son!a

One of my all time favourite designers, Sonia28 Jie has released some new items, all of which can be found at the Spoonful of Sugar event.  A gown that caught my eye is the brand new Unwrap gown.  This stunning gown is available in caffe and in true Sonia style this gown is elegant and romantic and I adore the exquisite lace detail.  I hope Sonia releases some more colours for this gown in the future.

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Bobbi sapphire by Mariposa

Another wonderful designer who is also showing some brand new gowns at the Spoonful of Sugar event is a lady whose work I have seen, however not yet featured and that is Tesslyn Finesmith of Mariposa.  The dress that caught my eye in her store is a new and exclusive dress for this event, the Bobbi gown.  This gown is available in either sapphire or magenta and it sparkles like a starry night sky.  It is so beautiful.  Tesslyn has also provided a body light with this dress, which when you wear it enhances the glitter and sparkle.  I love it.

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Divine Eve makeover gown by Utopia

I would now like to share some wonderful news with you all.  Utopia is celebrating 10 years in SL and I am so excited for them.  To celebrate Rick and Saby have put on a party with live music on Sunday 24 September and they have also released some stunning new apparel.

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Divine Eve makeover gown by Utopia

Saby has released the Divine gown makeover to mark this 10 year anniversary.  This dress is available in 9 different colours.  There are 2 different skirts included with this dress, the flexi (as shown above) and a fuller skirt with a side split, featuring roses on the waist. (second photo above).

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Khalees rainbow by Utopia

A brand new gown, also from Utopia is the Khalees gown.  This gown is available in a variety of colours, however the one that caught my eye was the rainbow.  So I decided to be a bit more creative with my styling and photography, to show off this absolutely stunning dress.  Included with the gown are also some tiaras, 2 of them with a unicorn theme.  A thought occurred to me ‘I have unicorn nail varnish’, and so I completed the look.

Congratulations Utopia on 10 years in SL and long may you continue.  I have been a fan of Saby’s work right from the beginning.  For now though, I am going to put my tiara and heels back on and go join the party.  Have a good week everyone.  Until next time …

 

 

 

 

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Autumn Gowns 2017

The summer has seen me blog a lot of posts featuring lingerie and beachwear and a few summer dresses, so now I would like to share with you some stunning new gowns in SL that have recently caught my eye, as blogging stunning SL gowns has always been a favourite topic of mine.

The September round of events is currently taking place, each of them opening on their chosen day and I am excited to see some warming autumnal delights appearing.  I have bought a few items from Valentina E this year and fell in love with this beautiful gown, which my magpie eye saw at the Fameshed event recently.  It is simple, yet elegant, perfect in my book and in my favourite colour as well, however there are other gorgeous colours to choose from as well.

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Aja gown in emerald by Valentina E

Amazing apparel creator, Solas at Silvan Moon Designs has also been a very busy lady and today I wanted to show you not one, but two of her most recent releases.  Firstly the stunning Pennies from Heaven gown.  This gorgeous gown is elegance and chic all rolled into one, a timeless classic.  The Pennies from Heaven gown was released at the Trunk Show nearly a month ago and hopefully will be available at the Silvan Moon Designs main store in the near future.

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Pennies from Heaven gown in black by Silvan Moon Designs

In the meantime, at the Silvan Moon Designs main store, Solas has released the brand new Psalm of Soraya gacha vendor.  There are four colour common parts to collect (upper dress, skirt and gloves), with the black and white full set gowns being the rare items.  The gacha is 88L to play and there is a demo available to try before you play.  The Psalm of Soraya gown is compatible with the Maitreya, Slink and Hourglass mesh bodies and there is also an option to buy the entire set for 5000L.

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Psalm of Soraya gown (gacha) in lilac by Silvan Moon Designs

Another gown that caught my magpie eye this week is Carrie’s Lingerie monthly gown for September 2017, of which I loved the style of the gown, the colour and the print.  There is a hud included with this set with lingerie options as well in sensual black lace, which compliments the gown.  A full make up tattoo is also included, as well as a pair of earrings and if that was not enough, to buy separately, Carrie has also made matching shoes to complete the look.  For a spontaneous night out, almost everything is in one box, perfect!

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September 2017 limited edition gown by Carrie’s Lingerie

Well dear readers that is all for now, however with Halloween just around the corner, followed by the winter solstice and New Year festivities, I will bring you more fabulous gowns from the world of SL and in the meantime, happy shopping.  Until next time …

Into The Groove

Posted in Disco,Hair,High Fashion,Into the groove,Jewellery,Metallic,SL Events,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on August 28, 2017

One of my favourite SL fashion events, Uber is now open for the August round and even though when I visited the event yesterday, it was busy, I felt like a child at Christmas when I saw all the wonderful delights featured.  So I decided to get into the groove and mix with the hub hub of fellow shoppers, before coming away with some amazing trinkets.

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Tiara set in diamonds by SEUL (left) and Tess romper in gold by Erratic (right)

It does make me wonder if in a previous life I was a magpie, as I seem to always be drawn to shiny things and at Uber this month, there are lots of shiny things on offer as you can see from the photos in this blog.  After spending about 30 minutes casually wandering around the event and taking it all in, I felt inspired to create some disco looks as a theme for this blog.

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Cristal pants and tops in beige by Vision

Even though I was able to mix and match most of my Uber purchases, I also used a couple of accessory items from elsewhere in my rather extensive SL wardrobe, otherwise known as my inventory.  However, the majority of the items used for this blog were purchased at the Uber event and as much as I love my everyday casual clothing and in the knowledge that autumn is just around the corner, I am not ready to wave goodbye to summer 2017 just yet.

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Becky hair by Entwined and Nightfall eye shadows by Veechi

So please feel free to join me and continue to sparkle and shine in diamonds and gold lame for another few weeks, dancing around SL without a care in the world and grooving with the late summer vibes.  So Mr DJ, put another record on and keep playing those tunes, as I am not done yet.  Are you?

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Tess romper by Erratic and Rachel sandals by Pure Poison

Full details on my looks for this blog can be found on my Flickr page  https://www.flickr.com/photos/47089508@N08/

Have a great week everyone.  Until next time …

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trinkets from Blueberry

Posted in High Fashion,SL Events,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on July 29, 2017

It has been a few weeks now since my last blog post, however I have not been idle.  As fast as the Blueberry store have been releasing new clothing to their main store and events in SL, I have been hot footing it to the location and picking up some trinkets before returning home to take some photos for today’s blog.

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Ime lace dress

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I fell in love with the gorgeous Ime lace dress as soon as Blueberry shared with everyone a sneak peek of the ‘work in progress’ photo on her Flickr page and I have to also add that this is the first occasion that I have decided to push the boat out and buy a fatpack from Blueberry, so I am super excited to show you the cool white dress and also the metallic silver dress.

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Dream Girl in red at Epiphany

Just when everyone had calmed down from the excitement of the release of the Ima lace dress, Blueberry then shared a photo on Flickr for the gacha items at the July round of the Epiphany event.  I love this gacha event but it can be annoying when you play it and get lots of items in lots of colours.  This time I consider myself lucky in that apart from one item, which I purchased on the SL Marketplace, I managed to get this stunning dream girl set in red.  Yay!

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Whilst playing the Blueberry gacha I also managed to get a few of the dream girl items in pink also.  One of these days I will around to putting all my unwanted items on the SL marketplace and have an SL car boot sale.  In the meantime though I am very happy with my recent summer purchases and yesterday I spied in Flickr Blueberry’s ‘work in progress’ photo for a brand new dress, which I will share with you very soon.

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Dream Girl in pink at Epiphany

For now though, I wish you all a good weekend and I will have more beautiful apparel from the SL fashion world to share with you very soon.  Until next time …

Rainbow Sale

Posted in High Fashion,SL Events,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on June 19, 2017

This weekend, awesome lingerie designer and CEO of Carrie’s Lingerie, Carrie Bridger held a Rainbow Sale at her store in world with some of her stunning lingerie in a spectrum of rainbow colours a sensational bargain at just 99L$.  I decided to go and have a browse and managed to pick up some bargains, which I thought I would share with you.

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Rose sheer lingerie in lemon

In this blog, I am not going to waffle about the lingerie and what is included in each box, as I think that the photos will speak for themselves and Carrie’s lingerie creations are so beautiful.  Besides, with a smile, I think you all know by now what is included in the boxes.

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Emma lingerie set in blue

Whilst browsing, I considered not only my favourite colours, but I also tried to purchase a mixture of styles from romantic and elegant, to dramatic and sexy and I then endeavoured to incorporate that when taking the photos for this blog.

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Elegance Petals lingerie set in red

Unfortunately the Rainbow Sale only lasted for 2 days, however I would still highly recommend either a visit to the Carrie’s Lingerie store in world or browse this ladies stunning lingerie on the SL marketplace as she has so many wonderful lingerie sets and outfits too.

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Abigail lingerie set in black and teal

Well that is all for today’s blog, however I will be featuring some of Carrie’s newest releases in the near future.  Enjoy your SL.  Until next time …

 

 

Summer Events

Posted in Hair,High Fashion,Jewellery,SL Events,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on June 16, 2017

I am enjoying an extended weekend this week, now that my RL has calmed down which has meant that I have had time to visit some of the amazing summer events that are taking place this month in SL.

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Jasmin bikini by Rebel Hope and Rebecca skin by Amara Beauty

My first trip took me to the June round of Fameshed.  I have to admit that sometimes I forget about this one, but since the anniversary event for Fameshed in May this year, I made sure to visit this month as well, where I bought the fabulous Jasmin bikini from Rebel Hope. The bikini is available in various colours and there is a hud so that you can change the colour of the straps and metal findings.

The cosmetics fair is about to open shortly, however I am very delighted to show you a sneak peak of the new Rebecca skin from Amara Beauty.  Amazing skin designer, Shantia Soulstar posted a photo of the new skin on her Flickr page a few days ago, so I was very excited when I logged in this morning and received this stunning skin to blog for her.  The Rebecca skin comes in a choice of 12 skin tones and is compatible with Catwa mesh heads.

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Surf board set from What Next and Haruka hair by Argrace

I sometimes like to use props in my photos, just to add variety and on the SL marketplace I found this surf board set.  I had so much fun with this today.

Included in the package are 4 surf boards.  A standing board with 5 poses, a flat surf board that you can rez in the water, again with 5 poses and then the other 2 boards have one pose each for carrying your surf board, one for under the arm and the other carrying your board over your head.  What Next never disappoint and this set is perfect for a day at the beach.

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Off Shoulder top by Tetra and Aretha shorts by WellMade

My next trip took me to the June round of Uber, where from the corner of my eye, I found this amazing off the shoulder top from Tetra.  This gorgeous summer top is available in various colours and each box contains 2 versions, a solid colour version and a grid line version (shown above).  I am so pleased to see yellow back as one of the main summer colours this year.  It should be a standard colour for every year, but that’s just my opinion.

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Ashley outfit by Finale Couture and Angie hair by Truth Hair

Next I visited the June round of the Designer Showcase where I purchased the gorgeous Ashley outfit by Finale Couture.  It may be summer but even working in an office you need to keep cool.  This short suit and heels is available in a variety of pastel colours.  The shorts and shoes are compatible with mesh bodies, however the jacket is standard mesh and comes in 5 different sizes, all included in the box.

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Finally I had to add some sparkles and Earthstones jewellers have recently released their playful dolphin necklace and earrings.  There is a hud included in the box with a choice of 3 different metal options, 3 options for the main stone, 3 accent stones and 3 eye stones.  These stunning items are available at the Earthstones main store and also on the SL marketplace.

Well that is all I have time for now, however I will bring you more SL events news soon as I finally managed to also visit the Tropical Summer Event where I picked up a few trinkets.  For now though, have a good weekend.  Until next time …

Life’s a Beach

Posted in High Fashion,SL Events by Piper Hanriot on June 6, 2017

Greetings dear readers.  I am not sure what happened to March springs and April showers, but in the UK June is starting off with hot weekend and blustery showers and cooler temperatures during the week, which is not a bad thing, however I did not think that I would be wearing my knee-high boots to work in June!

For today’s blog though, I have decided to shower it with warm rays of sunny days, beachwear and tanned skin whilst relaxing under palm trees and listening to music.

 

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Megan bikini @ Rebel Hope Designs

Starting with beachwear, Rebel Hope Designs have just released two brand new bikini sets, the Megan and the Cassy.  I get quite excited every year when Rebel Hope release their new range of beachwear, as they always create something unique and I love the fresh and fun patterns that accompany some of them also.

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Cassy bikini @ Rebel Hope Designs

Both of these fabulous bikini sets come with a hud, so that you can change the colour of the straps and also the metal components on these bikinis as well.  I am also very pleased to announce that Rebel Hope Designs are one of the designers who are taking part in the SL14 birthday celebrations this month.  I have not had a chance to visit the sims yet, so I am looking forward to seeing what Rebel Hope have created for this event.

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Mariel skin by Amara Beauty @ We Love Roleplay

For me, beachwear and new skin releases go together like ‘cheese and wine’ and Shantia Soulstar at Amara Beauty has just released her brand new skin, Mariel, which is available at the June round of We Love Roleplay event in SL.  There are two different skins available, one is with the usual 12 human skin tones and the other is a fantasy skin tone.  I love creating fantasy work  so I will be featuring the fantasy skin tones in a future blog.  For this blog though, I have topped up the tan with just a natural look, so not to spoil the look of this beautiful skin.

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Riviera coastal beach towel @ What Next

One final word of praise for today has to go to the awesome home and garden furniture makers, What Next for this awesome Riviera beach towel.  These are available in either coastal or pinks and the hud is filled with poses for chilling on either the beach, by the pool or on a dock.  You can even sit on your towel and do some fishing. I am going to have lots of fun this summer.

Speaking of fun, it is now time for me to sign off and get back to working on that tan and just chilling on the beach with my coconut cooler whilst listening to the soothing sounds of the sea.  Have a good week.  Until next time …

 

 

 

 

Miss SMD/TWA 2017 Update

Posted in Contests,High Fashion,SL Events by Piper Hanriot on May 27, 2017

The Miss Silvan Moon Designs / The White Armory 2017 model search is now underway and we have so far received some wonderful entry photos which are now taking pride of place on the contest wall in the entrance foyer at the Silvan Moon Designs / The White Armory main store in SL.

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Constance Stanbury gown in black and white

I was going to give the ladies of these two fabulous groups two weeks to enter, however I then looked at my own timetable and with my next RL cake project just around the corner, I decided to give everyone an extra week, so that I don’t end up in a heap of icing sugar and SL clothing all at the same time.

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Rohanna of the Moors dress in anemone

With the entry round now completed, the remaining ladies are now busy working on their quarter-final looks and photos.  We have received a few so far, which are now hanging up on the display wall at Silvan Moon Designs.  Over the next week, the remaining ladies will submit their photos before judging commences for this round. After which those ladies who go through will then be set their challenge for the semi-finals.  It’s so exciting!

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Lady Gothel gown in vanity

The finale for this year’s contest will be taking place on The finale will comprise a mini fashion show, as well as a few words from Miss TWA 2016 and a few other exciting items on the program while the judging takes place.  More information in respect of the finale will be posted in the Silvan Moon Designs and also The White Armory groups a bit nearer the time.

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For now though, I thought I would show off a few of the recent and new releases and I hope you like them as much as I do.  Enjoy the rest of your week and I will bring you more from Silvan Moon Designs and The White Armory soon.  Until next time …

 

Step into Spring

Posted in Hair,High Fashion,SL Events,SL Mesh by Piper Hanriot on April 9, 2017

In this blog, I am featuring a whole host of different designers in SL and showing you not only clothing, but shoes and hair as well.  I have put together a few spring looks, so I hope you like them.

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Gown from Albino Peacock at the Designer Showcase

Yesterday I visited the Designer Showcase to see what delights they had in store for April and one of the items that caught my eye was the Ariel gown from Albino Peacock.  The Ariel gown is compatible with various mesh bodies and is available in a choice of six different spring colours.

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Gingham tie shirt from Carrie’s Lingerie and Aretha shorts from WellMade.  Sakura hair group gift from Argrace

Carrie’s Lingerie recently released a variety of new separates called Jodie to include shirts, denim shorts, denim skirt, halter tops, bra tops, leggings, a dress, lingerie, spring nail varnish, make up, shoes and even some men’s boxer shorts.

Each of these items come with a hud so that you can change the colour of the item of clothing.  I highly recommend a visit to Carrie’s Lingerie so that you can see the whole collection.  Believe me when I say that I was stuck for what to choose.

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Estela outfit from FurtaCor and Feather tattoo from Ivy’s Shop

A designer who has recently caught my eye in SL is FurtaCor who have some very cool and sassy clothing.  I also love their variety of outfits that feature logo t-shirts, which is always fun.  I have chosen to show you the Estela outfit, which comprises t-shirt, shorts and boots.  The box also contains two huds, one for the t-shirt and boots and the other for the shorts and belt.  There are lots of ways to mix and match this outfit and there are a variety of different logo’s for the t-shirt to choose depending on your mood.  Wonder Woman was my favourite TV show as a child, so of course I had to pay homage to her by choosing this logo.  FurtaCor have a store in-world and also on the SL marketplace.

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I have completed this look with a fabulous feather tattoo from Ivy’s Shop on the SL marketplace.  The box comprises a tattoo for the Belleza body and also an Omega applier.  I am not a great one for tattoo’s however I quite like this one.  I might wear a few more tattoo’s as we roll into the summer.

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Breeanya dress and Iconic doll shoes from Blueberry and Della jewellery set from Lazuri

Finally,  after paying a visit to one of my recently new favourite clothing stores, Blueberry, I saw that they had released a stunning new dress, which I then also saw on Strawberry Singh’s recent blog also.  In Strawberry’s blog she showed the Breeanya dress and Iconic doll shoes in gold, however I decided to go for silver and I completed the look with Della jewellery from Lazuri and hair from Argrace.

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Wakana hair from Argrace

The Iconic doll shoes are available in the Blueberry store and are part of other items that you can receive in the gacha.  The Breeanya dress is brand new from Blueberry and is available in a rainbow of colours. There are also a couple of different fatpack varieties to choose as well.  Each box contains this stunning dress in a sheer version, a transparent version and an opaque version, all compatible with Belleza, Isis, Freya, Maitreya, Slink and Hourglass sizes.

Well dear readers, I have had fun creating these looks and will bring you more spring looks soon.  For more details on my styling for this blog, please feel free to visit my Flickr page link here.  Happy shopping.  Until next time …

 

 

 

 

Which Witch?

Posted in Fantasy,High Fashion,SL Events by Piper Hanriot on October 21, 2016

All Hallows Eve is nearing and I have thought for the past few years at least that there must be some wiccan in me somewhere, as I have always like celebrating this, plus the fact that All Hallows Eve is in my favourite season of the year as well.

In SL the designers from all over the grid have been delighting us all with beautiful mesh decor, furniture and apparel and in today’s blog I am going to feature some strunning witch gowns from Carrie’s Lingerie.

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Black Widow gown set

At this time of year my creativity seems to flow so naturally and I feel inspired more than normal to create and to write.

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My first two photos above are of the Black Widow gown set from Carrie’s Lingerie.  There are lots of components and Carrie has excelled in ensuring that every detail is covered from the skin tone, the spider tattoo, necklace, arm silks, collar and shoes, as well as the main dress itself.  Carrie has also included a scary make up too (not shown).  This outfit can be worn for both a system avatar and a mesh avatar.  I was so excited that I got my Slink feet to work this time, as I adore the spider heels.

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Forgotten (October Limited Edition) gown set

Usually with Carrie’s monthly limited edition items, I run out of time to take the photos and blog them, as they include a full set of clothing, plus shoes, jewellery and make-up.  Depending on what I am doing in RL, I sometimes just do not find the time.  However this month I am pleased to say that I have found the time and the Forgotten gown set is also perfect to show off for All Hallows Eve.

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The Forgotten gown set is perfect for a Halloween ball with it’s mesh gown, heels, skin and make up you can be the perfect witch, then after the main event you are then free to shed a layer of clothing and dance around your cauldron creating and casting spells to your hearts content.

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I love this whole outfit, however I think my two favourite items is the fabulous green skin and the sultry and gorgeous purple make up (shown above).  Witches are beautiful, just do not upset them.

I will have more from Carrie’s Lingerie very soon, so for now enjoy the autumnal season and the events.  Until next time …

 

 

 

 

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