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Conga in the Congo MVW 2017

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Well I have survived my first runway challenge in MVW 2017!  The theme we were given was “Conga in the Congo”, and this was the description:

“You are bored of the glitz and glamour and wanted some adventure in your life. After a visit to the Conga, you had an idea to throw the party of a lifetime. Style an exotic formal look for a conga in the Congo. Your aim is to create a high fashion and impressive outfit, with elegance and wow factor.”

I didn’t know what to expect when I finally got to see the other contestant’s styling efforts, but when they all arrived backstage (and before I turned my settings down so far that they were all jellydolls) I was absolutely floored by many of the stunning and creative looks I saw.  Frankly I felt way underdressed!  This is my first MVW competition, and now that I see what I’m up against, I definitely need to up my game for the rest of this competition!

To give you an idea of my styling inspiration, here’s the background story I included in my submission NC, which was also read aloud during my walk.

“After a front row seat at the Congo Fall/ Winter Fashion Week, Fly returns home to throw the hottest soiree of the season. Inspired by the bold graphics and color she saw on the runway, she recreates fresh, fierce African style combining unexpected elements for a standout look. Fly was largely influenced by the stylish Brazzaville “Dandies” whose unique street style combines class with pure imagination. They never shy from bright color combinations, so Fly pushed herself to combine hot pink with red as an unexpected element in her styling. Fly can’t wait to share a slideshow of all her Congo moments with all of her fashionista friends at this highly anticipated event. Finishing off her look with a traditional headwrap and unforgettable statement jewelry, she prepares to “conga” the night away to celebrate this adventure and many more to come!”

Here’s a couple photos of those fabulous Brazzaville Street Dandies I referenced…how fun and awesome are these guys?!

Well I’m not sure I added enough “Conga” in my “Congo”, lol, but this is a wonderful learning experience and I know a bit better what to expect with the next challenge.  I’m really enjoying how much this competition is forcing me to step out of my comfort zone.  And it’s only the beginning!!

Style Card: VoguE “Jenina Poofy Skirt”
Top: Miss Chelsea “Vita Top” in Orange (NEW at Uber)
Leggings: Izzie’s High Waisted Tights
Gloves: Zenith “Leather Rock Star Gloves” in Black
Shoes: Zenith “Shanti” (with socks)
Necklace: Glam Affair “Ortega Necklace” in Summer Crimson (NEW at Uber
Earrings: LaGyo “Desdemona” earrings (NEW at Collabor88)  
Headwrap: L&H Couture “Kufuta” in black
Ring: Paper Couture “Golden Cups” ring
Golden Brows:  La Malvada Mujer “Gold and Silver Eyebrows” in Gold E (only on MP at:  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/55654)

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What a glamorous galaxy!!

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Happy Sunday friends!  I decided to start the week off styling a look to showcase this absolutely stunning jewelry set and matching clutch called “Glam Galaxy” by Modern Couture.  It’s no secret that I am absolutely obsessed with Donatela Couturier’s stunning and totally unique designs.  I am a huge fan of big, chunky, statement pieces and Modern Couture has one of the best selections in SL hands down!  This set is currently available at the extra awesome 5 year anniversary edition of Collabor88, but only until September 6th!  This one of a kind set comes in four different colors with big gemmy, gorgeously faceted teardrop crystals in some of the most glorious color combinations imaginable.  I couldn’t possibly pass it up.  And the best part is the super glam clutch which perfectly coordinates with the jewels, putting the final touch on any perfectly styled outfit.  I went with a retro sixties vibe to showcase this set.  You have to go simple with statement pieces like this.  I felt like this Loovus Dzevavor dress provided the perfect backdrop in a royal blue jewel tone to set off the blues in the crystals.  Of course no 1960’s style is complete without a serious bouffant hairdo and Vanity Hair‘s new “Glittering Highs” style gave me just the look I was going for.  Some heavy “Twiggy” inspired eye makeup and a nude lip keeps the focus in all the right places.  Head on out to Collabor88‘s “Summer Soiree” anniversary event to pick up your “Glam Galaxy” set today.

Style Card:
Earrings/ Necklace/ Clutch:  Modern Couture “Glam Galaxy” (NEW at Collabor88)
Dress:  Loovus Dzevavor “Devina Dress” in Royal
Shoes:  Emporium “Wood Platforms” for Slink High Feet (available on the SL Marketplace at:  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/EMPORIUM-Wood-Platform-SLink-HIGH/5914099)
Hair:  Vanity Hair “Glittering Highs” in Black 1 (NEW at Collabor88)
Eyeshadow:  Dead Apples “Statement Eyeshadows Vintage Edition” in Electric
Liner:  Birdy “Liner 10”
Ring:  Paper Couture “Golden Cups” ring (vintage)

We all want to be mermaids…

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Hey my lovelies!  Happy to be back at least momentarily to share some new looks with you!  The theme at Collabor88 this month is “Under the Sea”, and I was delighted to find so many mermaid inspired treasures from some of my favorite designers.  I put together this beach-y look today after a weeks vacation the the Carolina’s coast in RL.  The tan might be fading but thanks to Collabor88 I am able to hold on to my mermaid fantasy just a little bit longer.  Please enjoy!

Dress:  Nylon Outfitters “Sequin Bib Dress” in Mermaid Tail Blue (includes mesh body appliers!) NEW @ Collabor88
Shoes:  Azoury “Naiade” in Turquoise NEW @ Collabor88
Purse:  FAUN “Roshi Bag”
Earrings:  Yummy “Dreaming Mermaid Earrings” in Aquamarine New @ Collabor88
Hair:  KoKoLoReS “Skyler” hair NEW @ Hair Fair Brunette SIM
Septum Ring:  Cobrahive “Nose Swirl”
Bracelet:  tea.s “Anchor Bangle” in silver
Mesh Head:  LeLutka “Leda”
Mesh Body:  Maitreya “Lara”
Skin: Deetalez applier “Estelle”
Pose:  Slouch Poses

Ships Ahoy! @ Collabor88 June Round

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What fresh nautical fun at this month’s round of Collabor88!  As usual I couldn’t resist the accessories by Yummy, along with clothing from Nylon Outfitters.  Hope you enjoy the treasures I found!

Cap:  Yummy “Captain’s Hat” in Pink Rim (NEW!! @ COLLABOR88)
Hair:  !lamb “Siren” Ombres & Dips (NEW!! @ COLLABOR88)
Shades:  Yummy “Captain’s Gladiators” in Gold (NEW!! @ COLLABOR88)
Necklace:  Yummy “Spyglass Necklace” in Gold (NEW!! @ COLLABOR88)
Shirt:  Nylon Outfitters “Knotted Shirt” in Hello Sailor (NEW!! @ COLLABOR88)
Shorts:  Baiastice “Joie Shorts’ in Denim Blue (NEW!! @ COLLABOR88)
Shoes:  Loovus Dzevavor “Solange Peeps” in Cayenne
Body:  Deetalez “Jarla” in Mixedtype and “Viola” Slink Visage Applier
Nails:  Nylon Outfitters “Hello Sailor” Nails for Slink (NEW!! @ COLLABOR88)

Sexy Glam with Molichino

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I am cramming one last style blog into my busy Monday evening!  Many more to come this week…hope you enjoy.

Top:  Molichino “Lusso Top” in White
Pants:  Molichino “Kay Pants” in Aqua
Shoes:  Leverocci “Belgravia Platform T-Bar Pumps” in Gold (for SLink Medium High feet) (on MP @ https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/54382)
Hair:  [Due] “Momo” in Dip-Dye 8 (NEW!!  @ The Season’s Story)
Bag:  luxe “Unicorn Clutch” in Scribble (NEW!! @ Kustom 9)
Skin:  It Girls “Florrie” in Pale
Earrings:  ::DirtyMind:: “Shellene Door Knocker Earrings” in Rose Gold (NEW!!  @ Kustom 9)
Freckles:  Nox “Sunspots 3” (NEW!! @ Cosmetic Fair)
Lipstick:  #adored “Blossom Lips” in Velvet (Light) (NEW!! @ Cosmetic Fair)
Teeth:  Shakeup! Cosmetics “Teeth 07”
Eyeshadow:  It Girls “Florrie Eyeshadow” in Mud

Creative Juices

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Hiya peeps!  Did we all survive Monday??  Yesterday I bought myself a wee industrial loft which I have just begun to decorate.  I decided to pose with my new ‘artist’s nook’ against the backdrop of the lovely city skyline.  Here are a few recent goodies I have found over the past several shopping sprees.  Enjoy!

Jacket:  Gato “Kimono Jacket” in Relax (NEW!!  Exclusively @ The Season’s Story)
Tank Top:  Zoey’s Closet “Indian Summer Heart Tank w/ Pocket”
Jeans:  (fd) Fashionably Dead “Beat Up Jeans” in Faded (NEW!! Exclusively @ Collabor88)
Shoes:  sYs “Zori Tabi” in Wood Wenge
Hair:  Dura “Boys&Girls*50” in Woodbark (NEW!! Available @ mainstore)
Earring:  May’s Soul “Ethnic Collection Feather Earring” in Orange
Friendship Bracelets:  Pixel Box
Skin:  [the Skinnery] “Quiana” in Champagne Bare Face
Ears:  [the Skinnery] “Mesh Human Ears with applier HUD” (NEW!! @ Spring Cosmetic Fair)
Eyes:  [BUZZ] “Faerie Eyes” in Winter (NEW!!  Exclusively @ The Season’s Story)
Nom:  [FPI] Bamboo Nom
Artist’s Station:  !!Follow Us!! “Artist’s Atelier” (NEW!!  @ The Home Show)

A little somethin’ sweet on Easter Day…

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Hoppy hoppy Easter my loves and thank you for visiting my blog today!  In the spirit of Spring I wanted to show off some treats from this month’s round of Collabor88, along with some spankin’ new Dura hair all showcased on my new fave avi, Florrie by It Girls!  I’ve been doing way more shopping than unpacking lately, what with the slew of current fashion events on the grid, and there are simply not enough hours in the day to show you all the goodies I’ve found!  But I will do my best!  Sometimes I fantasize about living like one of the people in Wall-E…you know, the big fat ones who get around in a motorized recliner with the computer screen in front of their face?  *sigh*  Anyhoo, hope you all are having a beautiful weekend and a blessed Easter if you are one that celebrates it.  Enjoy ❤

Dress:  (NO) Nylon Outfitters “Watercolor Dress” in Pansy (NEW!!  Exclusively at Collabor88)
Necklace:  [Glow] Studio “Moon Statement Necklace”
Single earring:  [Glow] Studio “Sparkling Feather” in Deep Carmine (gacha @ store)
Shoes:  ::HH:: Hucci “Vinnitsa Sandal” in Acai (for SLink High feet) (NEW!!  Exclusively at Collabor88)
Hair:  Dura “*Boys&Girls*41” (NEW!!  But this combo of colors not publicly released)
Fingernails:  Nailed It “Fashion Duo Set” in Beach
Skin & Shape:  It Girls “Florrie” in Pale
Makeup :  Soiree “Moondust Eyeshadow and Liner” in Moonlight (on MP @ https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/86542)
Teeth:  DeeTaleZ “Prim Teeth gap only upper”
Ice Cream Prop:  {Imeka} Sweet Ice Cream 07 {Colorful} (NEW!!  Exclusively at Season’s Story – Gacha)
SIM:  Season’s Story outside the Sweets Shop (also for sale)

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