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)
Hey hey all 🙂 Our last Colour of Couture challenge was an especially exciting one. We had a chance to research a real life Charity which we would like to support, should we be chosen as Miss Colour of Couture 2014. After some debate I chose the Soles4Souls campaign, which holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator.
Did you know that there are approximately 3 BILLION people living in poverty on our planet? And did you realize that at least 3 MILLION of those people don’t even own shoes? Yet, we throw away nearly 700,000 tons of apparel and footwear in our landfills annually. Soles4Souls offers a simple and practical solution to solving this problem. Rather than throw your shoes away, simply donate them to a Soles4Souls local drop box, or raise community awareness by starting your own drop box in your community.
Soles4Souls estimates that every dollar donation = a pair of shoes for someone in need. The organization has partnered up with several global shoe companies who are now regularly donating their rejected shoes and older models. One of the most exciting opportunities of the Soles4Souls organization is the creation of micro-businesses throughout the world, which allows people to profit off the sale of the shoes and have hope in their lives for the future.
We were asked to style something which would represent us as an ambassador of the Charity of our choice. Today I wish to share my presentation build with you, as well as my Loovus Dzevavor “shoe dress” styling. Please read more about Soles4Souls today at http://soles4souls.org/ And be on the lookout for a big Shoe Fair this coming fall, if i am fortunate to bring my dream to fruition.
Dress: Loovus Dzevavor “M.A.F. Hi-Lo Maxi”
Hair: D!va “Judy Hair” in Brown Diamond
Glasses: Yummy “Diane Frames” in Blue
Skin: New Faces “Megan” in Mocha
Bracelets: LaGyo “Valma Bangle”
Shoes: [Co57] “Valentina” in Houndstooth
Hi my loves and dear readers. I would like you to meet one of my new alter-ego’s, Florrie! Florrie is an It Girl creation and I am just madly in love with her! You probably won’t see her on the runway any time soon, but I plan to have lots of fun blogging and dressing up this groovy avi. This is a little ditty I put together for the LeeZu “Spring into Spring” photo contest. If you are interested in submitting too, simply wear some of your favorite LeeZu creations in spring-y colors, and take a snapshot of yourself in LeeZu’s cute little photo booth (seen in photo above). Just for entering you will win a free swimsuit, the yellow Rio Monokini!! The winning photo will be placed in the main lobby of the store for a week in a place of honor for everyone to admire AND you will win $L10,000!
Dress: LeeZu “Paradii Dress” in Olive
Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Yazimoto – Monsoon 3
Hat: LaGyo “Angelie headpiece” in pink (with veil option)
Clutch: LaGyo “Maylea Clutch Bag” in Flowers 1 (Collabor88 exclusive)
Ring: -Luckie-[MESH] Queen Heart Ring [Luckie Edition]
Skin & Shape: It Girls “Florrie” in Pale with “Doll” makeup (included)
Lipstick: Modish “Gala Lipstick” Set B-6
Nails: Nailed It SLink appliers “Bright Set Hud”
Happy Sunday my loves, hope you all had beautiful (if not short) weekends. Today I finally got the chance to visit Rico’s Tea House, an absolutely lovely new SIM created by decorator extraordinaire RicoRacer Flux. Now open to the public, Rico’s Tea House is the perfect place to come and relax, take gorgeous photos, and people watch (you are sure to see some of SL’s most fashionable enjoying the tea and sunshine). What could be better for Sunday brunch than Miamai’s new silk jumper, the Bianka, just released as part of the new “Luxe Collection”. And luxe it is…available in several colors and patterns, Bianka includes a HUD with options to change the look of the belt, as well as “normal” and “high heel” options in pant length. I could just feel the silk against my skin this morning as I enjoyed a cup of coffee and watched the ships sail by. A perfect end to the weekend, indeed.
Jumper: Miamai “Bianka” in Ice (NEW!!)
Hair: Truth Hair “Fleur” in Light Browns (NEW!! Exclusively @ Season’s Story)
Glasses & Necklace: (Yummy) “Cat Eye Rose Shades” in Pastel and “Silver Miranda Necklace” in Pink (NEW!! Exclusively @ Collabor88)
Bag: LaGyo “Maylea Clutch Bag” in Flowers 1 (NEW!! Exclusively @ Collabor88)
Shoes: Cult of Belgar “Lucite Platforms” for SLink (on MP @ https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/31084)
Pose: Slouch Poses
Eye Makeup: Soiree “Moondust Night Eyeshadow & Liner” in Moonlight (on MP @ https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/86542)
Sim: Rico’s Tea House
Hey hey lovelies, have you checked out the latest round of Collabor88? This was one of my favorite finds and I couldn’t wait to share. Meet the new A/D/E Reijin dress in Gold by R2 Fashion. This avant-garde, futuristic dress comes in several colors and has a one of a kind silhouette which I just adore. I was actually looking for something for an Alexander McQueen inspired styling assignment, so you may detect some of his trademark looks in my look as well. Head on over to the April round of Collarbor88 this weekend, it’s a great round!
Dress: R2 Fashion “A/D/E Reijin Dress” in Gold (NEW!!) at the April round of Collabor88
Necklace: Lagyo “Rebekah Collier” in Black
Bracelet: Lagyo “Valma Bangle”
Hair: LeLutka “Rykiel” in Praline
Shoes: :Fanatik: “Armadillo Shoes” in Alligator Black
Skin: New Faces “Megan” in Mocha
Makeup: MUA “Desi” full set
Poses: Slouch Poses
Happy weekend lovelies! Today is my first blog post for a new monthly event in SL which I think will be taking off in popularity very quickly…The Soundsation Fashion Event!
Soundsation opened on March 1, and each month a new round of designers will be showcasing their works at affordable prices all ending in “69” (insert snarky chuckle here.) After trying on everything from my bloggers box (it was like a mini-christmas here), I knew that I wanted to blog this totally funky lil’ outfit by RD Style. The designer, Renata Dragovar, has appropriately named this outfit “Kawaii” and I agree that it is just that. The outfit comes with the bandeau top, mesh tank dress, leggings, AND the cutest little patterned Doc Marten-ish boots. The outfit is also available in pink tones as well. I paired this outfit with some treats from the Arcade (just had to show them off somewhere). I hope that you too will be sure to visit the Soundsation Fashion Event in Second Life. Your taxi awaits!
Outfit: RD Style @ The Soundsation Fashion Event (March 2014)
Hat: LaGyo “Wanda” Headpiece in Azure
Hair: Wasabi Pills “Izumi” in Jellyfish
Skin & Shape: Modish “Gala”
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer “Jazz Hands Frog” in Yellow (Arcade Gacha)
Pug: Birdy “Elephant Puggly” (Arcade Gacha)
Cheers lovelies! Today I was honored to walk in the live casting for the 2014 Colour of Couture Competition. If you recall the post from February 12, you will remember just how excited I was to submit for this wonderful competition. Well, luckily from those photos I was chosen to walk in front of the CoC judges, an esteemed panel of well known power houses in the SL fashion industry. The next day I was asked for an interview in ModeLS magazine! Check it out here:
Our task for the live casting? Create a look inspired by the Spring ’14 collection of Giambattista Valli. Here are a few pictures which inspired my creation today…
I had a great time today sharing the runway with some good friends of mine and many people I admire greatly. After changing my styling about 8 times I finally settled on the look you see above, which I felt showed enough leg, asymmetry, and bold color to do Mr. Valli’s creations justice. Luckily the judges agreed, because I am now officially one of the 16 candidates chosen to compete in this years competition! (And I can’t stop smiling).
Dress: sYs : CASSIOPE – long dress (White & Black)
Hair: LeLutka : “Lana Hair” in Syrup
Earrings & Necklace: LaGyo : Matilda Set #2
Shoes: Leverocci “Belgravia – Patent 120” in Black (available only on MP here): https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Belgravia-Patent-120Black/4917503
Skin: Deesses @ Style Icon Fair : *NEW* “Amanda” skin in Cappucino (available only at the Style Icon Fair)
Poses: *PosESioN* : Kimera 4 & Crystal 9