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Loovus Dzevavor Sultry Sartu

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I’m thrilled to announce that I am once again an official blogger for one of my all time favorite brands, Loovus Dzevavor!  The LD brand holds a special place in my heart, especially after my experience as Brand Ambassador two years ago.  Vikeejeah is constantly pushing the envelope when it comes to fierce SL fashion, and I am absolutely giddy over her new designs.  Seen here is the new Sartu gown, shown in “Lush Meadow”.  I am wearing the Maitreya Lara Mesh Body, and the Sartu gown in the Maitreya size hugs all my curves perfectly.  Loovus Dzevavor now has several mesh body sizes available with it’s designs, which gives us so many options!  The Sartu gown comes in six colors and is now available at the mainstore as one of the much anticipated pre-fall designs.

Dress:  Loovus Dzevavor “Sartu” Gown in Lush Meadow
Earrings:  :::ChicChica::: “Bug” Earrings (NEW free gift at Cosmopolitan)
Hair:  Dura “Boys & Girls 50” in Wood Bark
Poses:  Di’s Opera
Bangles:  RealEvil Industries “Gold Bangles” (NEW free gift at Cosmopolitan)

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:
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)

Living the dream!

I’m back friends!  And this time it is as Miss Virtual Egypt in the 2017 Miss Virtual World competition!  I almost have to pinch myself to believe it’s real.  The last year I was really active in SL modeling was 2014, which was a very big year for me.  That year I won 2nd runner up in the Colour of Couture competition, and was one of five winners of the Loovus Dzevavor Model Search becoming a brand ambassador for a year.  I was active in runway shows and a model with some of SL’s top agencies.  I was also finally getting a hang of some photography skills and was starting to blog consistently and really pushing my styling efforts.  Then RL happened…

The man I had met in SL who had moved all the way from France to marry me in RL decided he was no longer happy in our five year marriage.  It came as a complete surprise to me.  We had gone through the trials of obtaining a green card and a miscarriage together.  We had adopted two rescue pups.  I had just gotten my dream job teaching theatre (my BFA is in acting).  I thought we were a forever thing.  I don’t really put my faith in love anymore.

I could have used SL as an escape from my RL heartbreak and I kind of wish I had, but instead I tried to heal by rarely coming in world.  We had made so many friends and family together in SL and suddenly it was no longer my happy place.  As a result of my sporadic activity in-world I unfortunately came back to find I had lost my spot in most of the agencies and groups I had worked so hard to become a part of.  The name I had tirelessly tried to build for myself had pretty much vanished.  I really didn’t talk to anyone anymore and I think most of my friends assumed I was never coming back.

I’ve been blogging sporadically for fun to show off some fun looks I’ve enjoyed creating with many of the wonderful mesh heads SL has to offer (and the amazing mesh bodies!).  But my identity I had built a brand on has definitely been non existent for a while now.

When I saw that MVW 2017 auditions were coming up, that old spark of hope and excitement re-lit in my spirit.  MVW has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember in my near decade in SL.  I tried out a few years back and did not make it and wasn’t very confident I would this time around.  It was literally the last day to apply when I figured…oh, why not?  We were asked to consider the following challenge for the live audition:

You know fashion inside and out as a design student, half of your closet is filled with clothes that you sewed and created yourself. Your style defied definition and when people asked you what your signature look was, you told them it changed with your moods.
Your aim is to create a high fashion and impressive outfit, with elegance and wow factor.

Here is what I put together:

MVW Casting Outfit Full

MVW 2017 Casting Outfit Close

We were told to mix and match with at least three different designers, so nothing “off the rack”.  The best thing is, I challenged myself to try not to purchase new items.  Most of the elements of my styling are “vintage” and some are no longer available in world.  My style card:

High Waist skirt:  Gizza “Frida Inspiration”
Black deep cut top:  LeLutka “Oman Gown” (top only)
Cage bra:  Chrysalis “Couture Corset” in Black (top piece only)
Striped Collar:  Vero Modero “African Queen”
Feather necklace:  [ glow ] studio “Feather Cape”
Ring:  Lazuri “Esme” ring
Gloves:  Adam n Eve “Opera Gloves” for Slink Hands

I was thrilled and completely surprised to hear I not only made it as a Miss…but as Miss Egypt, my number one choice of countries from the start of my SL career.  It feels really good to be back, and I hope you’ll follow me on this journey and enjoy the ride along with me.

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