Monday, February 14, 2011

Paris Impressions exhibit

Thanks to Olympes Rhode and Ziget Tammas, of Admicile, I could take part in an exhibit along with two talented photographers as Zuelle Xulay and Shoji Kumaki.
The place is the pretty Cafè des Artistes at the Brasserie Graff, close to Paris 1900's Moulin Rouge. I had also the honor of furnishing the exhibit rooms in Art Deco style.

Paris Impressions affiche

Zuelle's room

Shoji's wall

Melu's wall

The Opening

Melu, Caran, Shoji, Olympes

This is to thank Olympes, Ziget and all the friends who came to enjoy the exhibit.
Celebrating a great city in RL and SL!

(more pics of the opening at

52 weeks of color challenge - RED

Red spots!

Just spots of red on a bright background of furniture by Melu Deco: I wear the Colette jacket (from a MEB Spring 2011 Collection outfit), whose special shade of red deserves to be stressed by a contrasting background.

Better view:

Sunday, February 6, 2011

52 weeks of Color Challenge: BLACK!

This is the most difficult challenge!
How to choose among the thousands of black outfits I have in my inventory?
Well, i've to put more than one pic (again!)

For the first "black" pic I choose a place and a dress that recall one of my favorite places: I worn the MEB Yvette outfit (an homage to Yves Saint Laurent) and I did dream to walk along the ancient Monmartre streets in Paris. Within a week I'll do there (in SL Paris 1900) an exciting thing: I'll take part in an exhibit with some of my Paris' pics! So, nothing more appropriate than wearing this great outfit, dedicated to the French fashion Master!

Now the vintage pics!
Using my own furniture and accessories (Melu Deco), I build a set celebrating the so called Jazz Era: just a couple of stand lamps, a black consolle, a fitting rug. But the atmosphere is done by some icon of that times: the pic by Tamara de Lempicka, the Queen of Art Deco painting, and the Lalique's vase, a well known masterpiece by the great French artist of the decorated glass.
Jazz Era: I'm wearing now a stunning outfit by my dear and great talented friend Maizon Rayna (Terra d'Ombra), that she called Coltrane. Have I to say that this is to me A Love Supreme? *

On the same background, i wanted to wear two dresses from the small collection of precious pieces by Rush Raymaker (Stylissimo): the total black Twisted Victoria and the golden glittering Nightingale's Lock.

What could be more appropriate to celebrate the color (or not-color?) that is the keyword for most of the Haute Couture, the main color of the Jazz scene and one of the main features of the Art Deco style?

* A Love Supreme is the masterpiece suite recorded by John Coltrane in 1964; it's considered one of the greatest and most influential works in Jazz and music history.