Colour of Couture: 1st Challenge

Hello Readers!

We have had our first photo challenge as candidates for Colour of Couture.  We were challenged to create a look inspired by Maison Martin Margiela’s Paris Haute Couture Spring 2014 collection.
I have to say I really do enjoy the fashion education I get through all the styling challenges I have been tasked with. This one was no different.  I studied the photos, discussed ideas with Nariko and Liat (aka my fashion team), did a little research on Margiela, and went with what jumped out at me.  Here is what I came up with.

SILLY AVRO - COC - FULLBODY| STYLE CARD |
tattoo top > .Identity.  – Courage To Change  [Fresh] Undershirt
bangles > LaGyo_Mirte bangles Black
coat > .Shi : Confi – Long Coat
shorts > ::Marshmallows:: Miss.Sweet Shorts-Twead
tattoo bottom > .Identity. Your Venom [Fresh] Underpants / Left & Right
shoes > erratic / selene – ankle boots
skin > Deesses Skins: Alicia – black eyebrows – ice frappe
pose > Slouch
location > R3volt Main Sim

SILLY AVRO - COC - HEADSHOT| STYLE CARD |
mask > LaGyo_Mirte mask Black
eyes > IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Celtic Green
make-up > Madrid Solo- Eyes & Lips- Shena- Full Set-Dark Night
earrings > LaGyo_Mirte earrings Black
hair > booN IIK551 hair black

We were asked to explain our thought process on our version of Margiela and this was mine:Inspired by the “inventive, creative and quirky” Maison Martin Margiela Paris Haute Couture Spring Collection 2014. Margiela’s collection was quite a treat for the eye in all of its contradictions. I spent quite a while looking at the photographs of this collection, as well as the live runway video of it, and did my best to absorb the bold quirkiness of it all.  I was immediately attracted by the tattoo top and knew it had to be in my recreation.  The over sized jacket was quite the curiosity as well so a quirky coat by .SHI appeared in my rendition.  The masks on the models were intriguing, and while we were not to obscure our faces, I had to bring in a bit of the mask effect with the piece from LaGyo.  On the whole I found the collection daring and I attempted to bring that factor into my look with wearing the tattoos from Identity.  There were also several short dresses in the collection, and I chose to represent that with these sexy lil tweed shorts from Marshmallows.  On the whole I enjoyed the challenge and the creative license it allowed me.

See the rest of the creative interpretations of the Margiela challenge by visiting the Colour of Couture Flickr pool.

Thank you for reading!

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“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”
~ May Sarton

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