Trixie

February 10, 2009

Trixie | 4

Trixie | 1

 

Bubblegum, tie-dye pop. Falalalala…!!! I really love Church of Luxe and was inspired by their new release dress. After putting it on, I thought the outfit needed some color to it and I didn’t want to add another top so I modded together the belt of one COL dress to the skirt of another. Voila! My kooky look. ;p

I’ve been following Mayden Couture’s Flickr for a while now and was lucky enough to get a preview of the new line. I’m wearing the new Mayden Couture “Cley” skin and I adore it. You may have seen some of the other skins around and the whole line is shaping up to be just brilliant. The best news is they open today, and I’m totally heading over to pick up some more nummyness. Yay!

The ultra cool Dango Jewell dropped me her new releases and I couldn’t be happier with them!! Cute jeweled clutches in an array of colors and patterns. Because straps can be tricky in SL, I’m always looking for a good clutch to take the complication out of wearing something. I especially like these for their chunky, jeweled flap which adds just enough glamour and texture to really catch the eye.

I’m wearing my favorite rose ring by Elate! (I totes had to get the fat pack because I love them so much.) Their default attachment point is the right hand, which is cool because most rings go on the left. Saves me editing it!! Also, LeeZu’s flower headdress has been sitting in my inventory for a while, originally bought for a different outfit and completely forgotten about. :/ But it’s so fantastic, I was incredibly excited upon rediscovery as it’s super interesting and goes perfectly with this look, ftw!

I’ve mixed my favorite paper.couture pearl necklace with [ICoN]’s new Valentine’s release for a chunky/funky necklace. I love how [ICoN]’s comes with two different necklaces, one at the spine attachment point and one at the chest. So you can layer them or mix them with different necklaces as I have done here. Also, stop by [ICoN] and join the group to get a cute Valentine necklace for sale (for free) to group members only. I missed y’all, hopefully I can find a little more time this week to blog before it gets crazy again! =))) xoxo

ps. I really miss blogging a lot! RL has been hectic and busy, etc. etc. and it seems every time I want to post, something else gets in the way. For the next 2-3 weeks, posting here will be sporadic but after that it’s back to the schedule of regular nummyness. <333

 

Trixie | 3

Trixie | 2

 

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Hair: “Noce” in Light Brown by Fascino

Hair Flower: “Natty Scarf Pin” by LeeZu Baxter

Skin: “Cley” in #7 by Mayden Couture (opening on February 10th)

Nails: “Deep Dream” in Plum by Bijou

Sunglasses: “Retro” in Neon by VintageWear

Ring: “Pink Rose” by Elate!

Necklaces: “Heart” in Pink by [ICoN] // “Pearl Strand” by paper.couture (part of set)

Clutch: “Dynasty” in Streetlife by Fabulous

Dress: “Amour” “Martina” in Tie-dye by Church of Luxe (belt of “Amour” attached to skirt of “Martina”)

Socks: “Knee Socks” in Olive by En Svale (free @ store)

Shoes: “La Jalousie Suede Boots” in Mystique by Gbberish**

Poses: Pididdle; Lotta

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{Beautiful Girls} Nile Shape

 {Beautiful Girls} Nile Shape

As some of you know, in December I quietly started a little cottage shop called {Beautiful Girls} where I sell my pretty little shapes & poses. I’ve held off on formally introducing the line on Better Imagined since I was lacking a home in & out of world, but that has changed! {Beautiful Girls} now has it’s own blog, where you can find the latest news and preview the new releases. Since {BG} is a ‘nomad’ business at the moment, it’s great to have some sort of place to house the label. 

{Beautiful Girls} is pretty unique in that I’ve set out to make the prettiest shapes** I can and for the present time, am selling them as a ‘Pay what you wish or what you can’ item. I started making my own shapes from day one and found it fun to make them and pass them out to friends. This is the idea behind {BG}, my hope is that by having them for sale, I’m able to do what I’ve always done on a bigger scale. Which is pretty cool and exciting for me. :))

My first release was ‘Odette‘ and she debuted @ the now defunct Hotel Dare Free Shizzle Forest. (*tear.) This shop was put on by Free*Style and since I am a writer there I decided that instead of selling the shapes on OnRez, I’d offer them at the shop. Well it took a little bit for us to find a new place, but Apatia of the Starlust Hotel came to the rescue and offered Free*Style a stupendous spot @ Horst! You can’t believe the excitement we felt on move in day. For me, it doesn’t get much cooler than Starlust and I totally fangirl the place. lol. 

So now that we’re all moved in, I’ve again put Odette up for sale and I also have a second offering: Nile. I’m pretty pleased with this shape, she’s beautiful and thick and sexy. I think you will like her a lot, as she goes with many skins and style types. I’ve put together some looks with Nile, styling details below. I hope you enjoy {Beautiful Girls} as much as I enjoy creating them. :)) xoxo

Visit Nile’s release page @ {Beautiful Girls}

TP to Free*Style @ Horst & ‘Pay what you wish’ :))

 

  {Beautiful Girls} Nile Shape

{Beautiful Girls} Nile Shape

{Beautiful Girls} Nile Shape

{Beautiful Girls} Nile Shape

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** Trust me, as I mentioned to Esme, even if I wanted to make them ugly, it’d be hard! xD

Outfit Details:
{Outfit #1}
Hair: “Glamour_Long” by Docomo (old hunt gift)
Skin: “Suzana” in Pale Freckles 22 by LionSkins
Necklace: “Amethyst Nest” by Paper.Couture
Shirt: “Eve” in Cornflowers In Me by Ornamental Life
Skirt: “Porto Cervo” by Beauty Avatar (part of outfit)
Shoes: “Studded Leather Sandals” in Brown/Brown by Boing Fromage

{Outfit #2}
Hair: “Ayase” in Dark Chocolate by Zero Style
Skin: “Jasmin” in 01 Fair by Laqroki
Lingerie: “Lily of the Valley” in Be My Honey by Ornamental Life

{Outfit #3}
Hair: “Eeka” in Black Cherry by Inorite
Skin: “Belina” in Cinna/Earth by Bebae
Dress: “Almada” in Sea by Beauty Avatar
Shoes: “Coron” in Aqua by (Luce) (I dunno if this shop is still around! =o)

{Outfit #4}
Hair: “Rita” in Pearl by AOHARU
Skin: “Double Shot” in Peaches 07 by Chai
Earrings: “Old School” in White Gold by Fabulous
Shirt: “Penguins and Wagons” in Pharaoh’s Girl by Ornamental Life
Jeans: “Classic” in Charcoal by {Zaara}

{Outfit #5}
Hair: “Ponytail” in Coffee by Revolve (tinted darker)
Skin: “Suzana” in Pale Freckles 10 by LionSkins
Dress: “Wrap Tank Mini Dress” in Gray/White by Ce Cubic Effect
Boots: “Ballet Boots” in Black by A-Bomb

{All Outfits}
Nile shape by {Beautiful Girls}
Eyes by Poetic Eyes

Nerdwerst

January 28, 2009

 Nerdwerst | 4

Nerdwerst | 5

 

Hahaha…nerdwerst…mmmhmm. It’s what my brother and I call each other when we’re being the ultimate in uncool. It’s actually a compliment, since we all know that to be cool you gotta rock the uncool factor. This outfit has some uncool aspects to it: the thrift store glasses, the ‘classic’ jacket, the fire crotchety hair. I think that’s why I love it. I built this look around the awesome spats I’m wearing. They’re made by my friend December, of Tarnished fame, and I’m totally smitten with them! For me, anything that gives me an excuse to wear legwarmers is automatically on my lust list. Lucky for me, the warmers are built in on this one! Wooo…!!! You can take these shoes in many different directions, and even loose the warmers if you care to (they have a mary jane buckle ankle strap underneath), and they’d be equally cute and interesting paired with a skirt or dress, etc. 

I really love Zero Style hair and I’ve been waiting a while to wear this CSR prize style. When I first saw the hair I thought it would have been easiest for me to take it in a super cute direction and I had to resist. I thought this nerdy look would be a fun way to wear it and I love this ‘Auburn’ color which is rich and warm and nummy. The coat is from Total Betty, from the ‘College Bound’ collection, which is made of neutral colored, classic, staple pieces and all of it is really versatile and charming. I really like the collection and picked up a skirt (not pictured) along with the jacket which I’ll hopefully wear in a future post. (They have been, like most good items, sitting in the depths of my ‘closet’ patiently waiting for their day in the sun. Hopefully soon.) 

The scarf is from Kristen Pick’s Alta Moda store which was one of the first stores I wrote about here, “way back when.” She’s now expanded and her place is in Bijou’s old store location. I’m really excited to see what she brings out as I really enjoy her line. Just check out the fantastic Beyonce Diva shades she whipped up for Uma! I like this scarf, “Ignition”, because it’s shorter and therefore can act as a collar. The TB coat doesn’t have a prim collar so this scarf acts as a good ‘finish.’ The pants are a stand by, Armidi’s skinny pant. I will always have love for them and they do what a good pant should do: come in a ton of colors, they work well with the statement pieces and they make your bum look good. 

My bag is by =E.M.A= and I’ve had it tucked away for a while. I knew I had a good bag which referenced a classic school messenger! The bag is done really well and the attention to detail is great. I wanted to point out the rings I’m wearing. The first is Georgiabean Lately’s Ladybug ring which I have a special fondness for. I just think ladybugs are adorable plus they are considered lucky, which couldn’t hurt. ;)) The bow ring is from Demonade and I stumbled across the store in a random sim. I’d been after a good sculpty bow ring for a while and I was excited to find them in a ton of colors.The ring comes with a version for the left and right hands so you don’t need to adjust them yourself, a nice touch since most of my rings fit on the left hand and I like to pile on accessories. Oh and the Mom glasses from Yummy! What can I say? I love them. They sort of remind me of my grandma, who has light lavender ones that look exactly like these. For me there are only 4 types of glasses: HUGE, dorky, aviator and statement-weird. These are both huge and weird and I love the curve of the ‘arms.’

If you read this today, I urge you to run down to Cybernetic and pick up the free ‘Amy’ skin in the front of the women’s skin section. It was only suppose to be up for a day but it’s still there and it’s sooo pretty!! I hadn’t been to Cybernetic for a long time and after seeing the news of a freebie on the feed, popped on by. My has it changed!! When I was still a ‘noob’ I came across Cybernetic, which back then was very sci-fi looking, and picked up my first goth skin. Times have changed, as the sim is now ultra-luxe and the skins are decidedly softer and subtler. Usually I’m not the biggest fan of freebie skins, though occasionally I’ll come across a fantastic one. The “Amy” line certainly is that. I love the juicy lips with their dusting of sparkle, the small- yet not button- nose and the interesting eye makeups. The makeup I’m wearing is not the freebie one, but you can see it in this post. If you like it, and I’m most certain you will, I’d pop on by the store asap because there’s no telling how long it will be available. xoxo

 

Nerdwerst | 7

Nerdwerst | 1

Nerdwerst | 6

Nerdwerst | 3

Nerdwerst | 2

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Hair: “CSR’s Hair01” in Auburn by Zero Style

Skin: “Amy” in Milk 9 by Cybernetic

Eyes: “Night Rain” by Poetic Color

Lashes: “photoshoot” by LeLutka

Glasses: “Mom” by (yummy)

Jacket: “College Bound” in Rusty by Total Betty

Scarf: “Ignition” in Moss by Alta Moda

Earrings: “Gemstone Scroll” by paper.couture

Ring #1: “Ladybug Cocktail” by Georgiabean Lately

Ring #2: “Tea Party with my Corpse” in Sigh by Demonade

Gloves: “V gloves” in Gold by Vette’s Boutique

Pants: “Kogo Skinny” in Indian Red by Armidi Limited

Socks: “yellow” by Kurotsubaki (part of color socks pack)

Shoes: “Cherry Tap Shoes” by !Tarnished

Bag by =E.M.A=

Tokyo via Paris

January 22, 2009

 Postcard from Second Life.

Postcard from Second Life.

 

I really fell in love with Sweetaholic’s kimonos after my friend December took me to their store. “You have to see this place!” she said, and the girl doesn’t lie. Sweetaholic’s are some of the prettiest kimonos I’ve seen in SL. Very, very well done. They are dramatic, the textures are rich and eye catching, the colors vibrant and the designs have subtle little twists that add interest. For the men out there, there are many cool designs as well. I was having trouble deciding what I wanted, since the answer was ‘all’ (don’t I wish), until this punk inspired plaid version caught my eye. I was drawn to how different it is, how it twists traditional into something newer and edgy and maybe even a little bizarre.

Instead of wearing a traditional kimono ‘do, which imho would trump the whole punk ideal, I decided to wear Lamb’s new group gift. !lamb is a new hair store which is making big news for it’s cute designs that come with a hat attached. Everyone who has tried to wear a hat in SL knows that it can be a real pain to fit, and it’s just easier to buy hairs with a hat attached. (or is it vice versa?) Well these, you will like, I am sure of it. I think that this hair is so cute it may even win over those that don’t like berets (the way the 69 CSR hair did). Although the beret is not made to be taken off (the hair is mod, fyi) you could always add another in it’s place, if you like.

The skin is AOHARU and I mention it because it was actually one of the first ‘nice’ skins I bought in SL. Since fashion here evolves by the minute, I think this speaks a lot that it’s still one I really adore. It’s the double black/red eyeliner and the soft, glossy transparent-red lips. In RL I’m not at all a lipstick girl, but prefer a good lip stain topped with lipbalm in it’s place. This makeup looks exactly like it and maybe that’s why I’m so fond of it.

I was compelled to add a little cuteness, to keep the look light hearted. The panda theme comes by coincidence, two cute new releases: Pink Fuel’s Pandas and Sanu’s Sushi Love sets. I really love pandas, and even considered getting a panda-hybrid skin although everyone tells me they’re weird. (You’re wrong, btw. Totes cute!) I knew that they would be just the touch to add kiddish interest and I love how Pink Fuel’s Pandas come with tons of different attachment points, as the leg is less common than a shoulder pet. (btw Mochi, I think a Koala bear leg pet would be a fantastic idea, :) just so you know. /me wants one!! ;p)

The J’s boots have been on my mind for a while. Yes, they are not new but they caught my eye the second they were out and I’ve been waiting patiently to wear them in an outfit. I have a thing for thigh-high boots and although they can be completely trashy if done wrong, I think when done right they are cool and add interest to an outfit. I don’t know if I’d wear them IRL, that just might be a little too much, but they are fun here. Some things just cannot be translated into pixels, and others should not be translated out of them. ;) I hope you like this look and thanks for reading. xoxo

 

 Postcard from Second Life.

Postcard from Second Life.

Postcard from Second Life.

Postcard from Second Life.

 

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Hair: “Bonjour Operator” in Resturant Ketchup by !lamb (current group gift)

Skin: “Plum Red” by AOHARU

Eyes: “Dunes” by Poetic Color

Earrings: “WLB Reflecting Diamond earrings bling off-on” by Beauty Avatar (thank goodness the bling turns off, ffs)

Ring: “Times Square” in Diamond by paper.couture (from Times Square ring set)

Nails: “Black” by J’s (in store freebie, by the other nails)

Kimono: “Kokou#CK” by Sweetaholic

Leggings: “Dotline Tights” in Black by ::humming::

Boots: “Side Lace-up Thigh High boots” by J’s

Leg Panda from Pink Fuel (part of set)

Panda Sushi from Sanu (from random vendor)

strike!

keep a cool head about yourself 

 

This wasn’t a planned post outfit. I’ve been enjoying it so much I thought it would post it, haha. Sometimes the best outfits happen organically. Usually when I wear something prim and proper, it turns out to be a little odd, which is how I see this outfit. It’s definitely because of the skirt and the skin. I’ve been loving Fashionably Dead’s skins for a long time, but didn’t get around to owning any until yesterday. It’s kind of weird, sometimes I’ll own something for a long while before wearing it, or I’ll learn about something and file it away until it pops back into my conscious at a most appropriate moment. I’m visiting some fam right now and I remembered about this great deli that serves the best Bánh mì. I had missed it the last time I was in town and last night we were sitting around drinking wine and the thought popped into my head. Mission time! Same with the FD skin. Perfect, lightening-striking quickness, complete randomness, or is it? Happenstance? Whatever it is, I dig it. :D xoxo

BTW, I’m wearing the fiveminutesafter flats I’ve been in love with. A while back, I posted a pic on my flickr which lead to the discovery of the main shop’s ‘closing.’ I didn’t think it possible, as rockin’ stores should never close. And of course, it was a false alarm! Thankfully, for us. hehe. The new shop is located in the Creamshop sim, next to the record shop and ice cream parlor. :))

 

sleep/no sleep

runnnn!!!

run!!

dead
 

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Hair: “Ribbon” in Natural Blond by LeLutka (old MMS)

Skin: “Light Skin in Ripe” by Fashionably Dead (part of the Beauty Pack)

Eyes: “pink ocean” by Poetic Eyes

Lashes: “Photoshoot” by LeLutka (old MMS)

Shirt: “Edward” by [CRAP] 

Necklace: “Momento Locket” by Yummy

Earrings: “Creampuff” by Sweet Decoration

Bracelet #1: “Onyx Bracelet” by Serenity Day Spa

Bracelet #2: “Gold bracelet” by  .+*aya V*+.

Ring: “Everbloom” by paper.couture

Gloves: “V Gloves” in Black by Vett’s Boutique

Skirt w/suspenders: “Kandinsky” by [CRAP] 

Tights: “sep2008 wool tights” in ARGYLE/ black0 by BP*

Shoes: “gold pumps” by fiveminutesafter

Bag: “Paddington tote” in Graphite by Truth

Mouth Accessory: “Candy Heart” by Sanu (Coming soon for Valentines!)

Head Pose: “has a head” by Little Heaven ($0L, Halloween Gift, still upstairs!)

Poses: {bingo} Black Heart, Red Heart, Red Cupcake packs

Photoshoot @ the ever creepy Little Heaven sim. How Chiko made it even creepier than the last build is beyond me!

Purple & Pink

January 2, 2009

joolz

 

I’m in a girly sort of mood. Blame it on Church of Luxe, what with all the cute, girly, hi-waisted dresses with puffly sleeves…I am enraptured by them. Marni Grut is on the brink of releasing these new “Slouchy Pouchy” bags over at (Royal Blue). I saw Dahlia with one and just swooned. The shape! The colors! Tell me, can a girl really have enough bags? And one more thing, Pig’s peacock stockings! They’re not new, but they’re fantastic!! I love the little feather in the back detail, a small surprise at the goodbye is always fun.

When growing up, my room was pink, purple and blue. My favorite colors back then. I’ve since branched out into bolder colors like rusty red and burnt umber and even yellow and green, but my love for the trio still remains. Here, I’ve subtracted out poor blue, but it’s ok because I’ve featured blue on it’s own before. I love this outfit. It’s a girly and a little posh. Cute, but not overly so. Not serious, but seriously easy to wear. A good way to start 2009, I think. xoxo

ps. This look can be worn a bunch of different ways, here are two to get you started. :))

 

a good day

 lean & sway

<33

bag lady

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Hair: “#10” in Chocolate by DP*yumyum

Skin: “Vivian” in Pale/Soft Pink by *REDGRAVE*

Eyes: “pink ocean” by Poetic Eyes

Earrings: “Pearl Earrings” by paper.couture 

Necklace: “Pearl Necklace” by paper.couture

Bracelet #1: “Quartz Bracelet” by Serenity Day Spa

Bracelet #2: “Terra Bangle” in Opal by TOSL

Ring: “Everbloom” by paper.couture

Headband: “Flower Katsusha” in Gold *chicoco*

Dress: “Jenna” in Blueberry by Church of Luxe

Jacket: “Bolero” in Gray by *COCO*

Gloves: “Half Glove” in Brown by (Royal Blue)

Socks: “Pink Knee Socks” by en Svale. (freebie)

Stockings: “#3 Peacock Tights” by Pig

Shoes: “Richelieux” by (Polina-Kaestner)

Bag: “Slouchy Pouchy” in Pinky Purple by (Royal Blue)

a fool for joolz

 

I love new years. A fresh start, if only hypothetically, makes this girl feel sooo good. Don’t mind the title, I was having a Fiona Apple moment

Initially I had three looks photographed for this post. (Somehow New Years always means changing three times or so.)  (It was also suppose to go up New Year’s day, but we got started a lil early this year so…) What happened to my glam look? Eeee…I must dig it up later, as I have seemed to have missplaced it. Am I the only one who finds this delightfully funny? hehehe. Well, on with the show…

The first look accurately portrays me after the 4 glasses of champagne, the cosmo (will always be a fav), the 3 shots of something sweet (bought by the friend who’s always trying to get me drunk in hopes I’ll make out with him) and the gin and tonic (to keep it classy) consumed over the course of New Years 2009. (Or would that be 2008?) Yeah, I’m a lightweight, but I’m also small so there. Somehow whilst intoxicated, I morph into some sort of hummingbird, attracted to all things sweet and colorful and a bit funky. And I pile it on. Bad fashion? For some, sure! But for me, I find it fantastic, especially for dancing. Just don’t loose your rings, child.

 

New Years

 

And then there is the next day…brunch after the fact. Cozy, comfy, cute. Keep warm, drink water, eat your favorite meal and use a friend’s shoulder when it turns out to be much to much to keep your head up straight. I do partake in the ‘hair of the dog’ theory by consuming the ever popular bloody mary. Just gimme it extra spicy with all the fixings (that means spicy pickled beans, those lil onions, green olives with pimento and briny asparagus spears, and no less! Don’t piss off a girl with a headache, haha.) A tip: Pile on the makeup to cure the ‘face hangover’ people. Do it well, with skill, but do it. Please, heed my advice. Normally I’m a pretty natural girl, but you know, we are living in the age of cameras…built into everything. I swear, everyone and their spork has a camera now. My friend’s grandma doesn’t even drive anymore, but she’s quite handy with her cellphone’s camera. Be prepared.

BTW, this is my new favorite skin shop. Tarnished!!! December makes the most fantastic & unique skins with the thickest, most kissable lips, ever. I am absolutely smitten! More are to come in the future and you will absolutely be seeing them here. Until then, relish in the beauty which is ‘Midnight Snowstorm’ (my absolute favorite skin OTM) and her sisters. Complete with their own character story, because December is cool like that. xoxo & Happy 2009 my loves!

 

the day after the night that was new years

ohhh, my head

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BOOZIN:
Hair: “NMR32 hair” in chocolate by booN (free!)
Skin: “emmie” in [med/light] plum by {bazy}
Eyes: “deep blue sea” by poetic colors
Nails: “red golden stars” by ** Skin e Liciouz
Tattoos: “private chrysantemum” by GoK
Earrings: “Thunder earring” by (creamshop)
Necklace: “Garnet Nest Necklace” in Red by paper.couture
Tiara: “Harajuku Girls: Rainbow Tiara” by {Violet Voltaire}
Shirt: “Corset” by (Polina-Kaestner)
Bracelet (my L): “Tigers Eye Bracelet” by Serenity Day Spa
Bracelet (my R): “Glam bangle 1” in Hot pink by (creamshop)
Ring: “Times Square Ring” in Kyanite/Dark Blue by paper.couture
Skirt: “Highwaist Sequin skirt” by (Polina-Kaestner)
Leggings: “Footless Multi tights” in Pink/ Gold by Kookie
Shoes: “Ankle High Ballet Boots” by !Fairlight

THE DAY AFTER THE NIGHT:
Hair: “autumn chignon- side” in coffee by BP*
Skin: “Midnight Snowstorm” by Tarnished
Eyes: “deep blue sea” by poetic colors
Nails: “red golden stars” by ** Skin e Liciouz
Earrings: “Polished Wood Hoop” by Paper.Couture
Hood: “animal hood wolf” by *KUROTSUBAKI*
Jacket: “Trench” in Red by (Polina-Kaestner)
Corsage: “Sculpted Corsadge” in Pearl Rose by Swallowtail
Dress: “LongFeltKnitRetroOneP” by **sen*2**
Leggings: “sep2008 wool tights” in red -black polka dot by BP*
Socks: “DARJEELING TEA2” by *MIU*
Boots: “Leather Boots: by BUKKA
Ring: “Times Square Ring” in Kyanite/Dark Blue by paper.couture