Colour of Couture 2014 Concludes

Hello Readers!

What a whirlwind it has been for me this last week or so.  I am finally off for the summer and have a chance to catch my breath and reflect.

Colour of Couture concluded this past weekend on May 31, 2014.  I was thrilled to make the Top 8, which had been a goal of mine.  Sadly I did not make the Top 3, but I am very happy for those who did: my amazing sis Flidais “Fly” Etchegaray was 2nd runner up, the wonderful Eleseren Brianna was 1st runner up (and the new Miss VW Peru 2015!), and the talented Vera Fenutzini was named Miss Colour of Couture 2014.  I am so proud of all my Colour of Couture sisters, we did an amazing job and shared quite the journey.  It always amazes me when I enter a competition how close I can get to those involved.  Colour of Couture was certainly one of those instances.  Not only was I glad to get to know each of the candidates better, I was glad to get to know Reign Congrejo, Sequoia Nightfire, DiamondGem Destiny, and Spirit Llewellyn.

In the finale we were tasked with two challenges…Maximalist and using one of Kimmera Madison’s dresses from Tres Beau Designs.

COC Maximalist 2k
| Maximalist Styling Credits |
headdress > Pure Poison – Amara Headdress
hair > TRUTH HAIR Genesis
skin > Deesses by Natalie Wells
make up > [sYs] MARIELLA skin – make up  V3 – Aquarius (blue)
top > [NV] Hayleigh Top -Nude
skirt > Silk Dreams Estela – Boho Skirt – Purple
waist feathers > Black feathers ballerine skirt by Boudoir
skirt feathers > feathers skirt by Boudoir
bracelets > ZC : Indra painted stacked bangles *gold* & ZC : Vyomini chained bracelet *onyx-gold* by Zaara

COC Tres Beau 2k

| Tres Beau Styling Credits |
jewelry > The Polly Collection in Lavendar by Mandala
head flowers > The Polly Hair Corsage in White by Mandala
skin > Deesses by Natalie Wells
hair > ICONIC Riot Pony-Remy-Essentials
eyeshadow > Glam Silver by Dead Apples
lips > Madrid Solo- Facade Lips-Violent Violet
dress > Tres Beau “COC 2014” Dress – Periwinkle
skirt > }Romance Couture{ Competition Gown in silver

In both stylings it was important to me to represent the Latina I am. The “mantilla” like head dress from Pure Poison is one I have had a LONG time and have been dying to use.  In the Tres Beau styling I wanted to go with big hair and big accessories which have always been something I have noticed growing up in all the stylish Latinas around me and something I myself gravitate to.  As I have proudly declared on more than one occasion in SL…”Soy Boricua!”

As a special treat I learned I was the challenge winner of the Artizana Photo challenge!  The image below was created by my dear friend Gethsemane Idler and used as the vendor photo for the fat packs of Dainie Fraina‘s “Lakshmi” which will be sold at Fashion for Life! The event opens on June 7th and goes until June 20th. It has been such a pleasure to get to know Dainie and I was thrilled to be invited to be a blogger for Artizana!

Artizana Lakshmi Vendor

In the end, even though I was not crowned Miss Colour of Couture 2014, I still feel like a winner!  I made amazing new friends, got to know wonderful new people, and continued to grow and challenge myself as a stylist.  Now on to the next challenge!

Silly MVW
Applying for Miss Virtual World 2015!

Thank you for reading!

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“Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.”
 ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad

 

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