Monday, January 11, 2010

Golden Goddess, Golden Sands


The bright and lovely blue moon has come and gone, leaving a new year and a new decade in its wake. This last week I've had a few releases and now it's time to let you all know about them.

As the sunlight glitters off the icicles outside my office windows, I find myself longing for warm climes, sandy beaches, and sunshine. I grew up in California and am now far from those beautiful Pacific shores. Because the weather has been so frigid all across the country I think that January has us all longing for sun and sand, thus my newest releases! To get us into the mood, one of my favorite memory songs. I love the picture montage that was used for this song as well.

A couple of tidbits about Miss Monroe, who is shown in the video. She was a size 14 and considered very sexy, and started life as a brunette! The Glamwear dress would have been perfect for her. Now, onto the rest of the post!

First up we have the new Glamwear gown, "Goddess in Gold". I really love both the dress and the ad, which came out quite well!

The dress is based on a 1950's dress made in Hollywood. It's got just a very little bit of prim skirt in the front. This is a wiggle dress and perfect for either a night out dancing or a black tie event. I wore it with black bowtie pearls from the Ambrosia set by Alienbear Gupte, black Tuxedo pumps from Shiny Things, and a lovely updo from ETD. My undergarments consisted of ebony hose from 1-800 Bettie's, and one or two other things! The Glamwear line will not be priced quite as high as the Edwardian and Victorian lines. I have my reasons, and if anyone reaaaally wants to know, drop me a notecard and I'll explain!

Next up is my newest Sea Pearls Vintage Swimsuit, French Picnic. It's a fun little number that I enjoy wearing quite often.

The sunglasses do come with as well as the hat. The shoes are from 1-800 Bettie's again. Red 40's pumps. The sunglasses are not fancy many primed wonders. Since I'm going for low lag here for sailing, the sunglasses are all of one prim. You'll have to take a look at them when you get a chance!

Now, for the guys, I haven't forgotten you! This week is the release of the first men's bathing trunks, "Blue Hawaii". I know it's not the most original name in the world, but the trunks are fun! Circa 1950's and on two layers, they're great for going out and sailing or surfing, or just lounging with that lady you admire so.

I have several other things in the pipeline, no surfing pun intended! I've been revamping the look of our ads to go with the new year. My sister is helping me, and we just recently settled on the new background for some upcoming releases. I hope to have those out by the end of this week. I'm trying to clean out a lot of nearly finished projects in preperation for RFL in March. The Curious Seamstress and GreenWood Designs will be attending this year, and so I'm already looking at what to do for that very special week.

I haven't given up on Victorian or Edwardian gowns. I'm just bopping around in Eras right now. I hope that you'll find something appealing! All the items are at the Blisswood store. Some things, like the Sea Pearls, can only be found at Blisswood or at the store in Nantucket. Yes, we have a new store! Also, there is a vendor at the Starboard Yacht Club in Hollywood that sells the Sea Pearls.

That's it for this posting. I hope that wherever you are, you are warm and safe!

Cordially yours,