Colour of Couture…the Journey Continues!

Hello Readers!

RL & SL have certainly kept me busy of late!  I am back though and wanted to share another reason my blog posts haven’t been coming as frequently…it is a very good reason actually.  I am enjoying being a contestant in Colour of Couture.  Styling challenges are something I have enjoyed since my very first modeling classes.  Today I am sharing with you two of my most recent Color of Couture stylings.

The first was for Earth Hour an event hosted by Amazing Impressions Modeling agency that spotlighted the need for all of us all to be united in protecting our planet.

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I was fortunate to be selected as one of 60 models to have an Earth Hour inspired look taken by the talented Marcopol Oh.  I am wearing “Earth” by Boudoir and “Oceane” by {MUA}. (above)

CoC Cosmo

Colour of Couture gave us the challenge of styling in the theme of cosmo couture, highlighting green and blues, and considering Earth Hour.  It was a very tricky challenge, and after doing my research on cosmo couture I arrived at the genre had to do with designing looks with unconventional materials…and quite often building and interior design materials.  So once I understood that, I began putting together my look.  I fell in love with these bits of crashed satellite I acquired from The Grim Bros., I visited one of my favorites (Chrysalis) for the one legged jumpsuit, added some hosiery from Erratic, fun hair from Ploom, sexy make up from Nuuna (neck) and {MUA} (full face).  My arm bands are recent releases from my SL Mom’s store On A Lark, my necklace a former Collabor88 item from Yummy, and the colorful bracelets were a Fifty Linden Friday find from Erratic. Oh and I can’t forget the awesome claw boots from Wicca’s Wardrobe.  I was just looking for a reason to wear them and this seemed it!

|STYLE CARD|
skin > Deesses by Natalie Wells
makeup > +Nuuna+ Meta Green 90%
makeup > {MUA} – MakeUp Set – Oceane – Full Set
bracelets > erratic / triangle stacked bangles
armbands > *On A Lark* Helena Bangles
hair > .ploom. Lislie – Candy
necklace > (Yummy) Metal and Diamonds – Night
accent pieces > Satellite Crash by The Grim Bros. (Cutea Benilli)
jumpsuit > Chrysalis – Catsuit Mesh
hosiery > erratic / fishnet thin – full / lime 1
shoes > Claw Boots Leather Couturier Docks Exclusive by Wicca Merlin

Silly Baroque

Our most recent challenge was to style inspired by Thom Browne. I had a good deal of fun with this one.  I have never been asked to style baroque before (or cosmo couture for that matter) so it was an exciting thing to dig into.  After doing my research, I found that Thom Browne uses a variety of materials in his designs, one of the most notable rubber/latex.  I used a Graves latex catsuit as a base and built from there.  I knew once again Collabor88 would be my best friend, providing just the right pair of heeled Oxfords.  I added a cute pair of slink enabled socks, and for a pop of color a sexy red skirt from The Plastik.  When it came to the baroque part I looked around a bit, one of my frequent stops being Bare Rose.  The white skirt, corset, and top came from there, I added a fun HUD driven cameo and set the image to “death”, added some hair I found at The Big Show by Little Bones (who are new to me…I love when that happens).  My make up is a combination of {MUA}, The Plastik, and Buzz Essentials. I added a fun lil Dia De Los Muertes black rose…complete with skull, thorns, spiders, and webs as a personal reference to the Latina in me, and added cobwebs to my hair.  I couldn’t resist Remarkable Oblivion’s cat purse to bring a bit more crazy to my Thom Browne inspired baroque.

|STYLE CARD|
skin > Deesses by Natalie Wells
catsuit > G57 by Graves
shoes > The Secret Store – Oxford Heels [Slink Feet Addon]
socks > By Stellar with Slink appliers and ankle ruffles
skirt > Babylona Skirt by The Plastik
coat, corset, skirt > Helga by Bare Rose
necklace > Cameo by Scrubs
earrings > [LeLutka]-JASMINE earrings
lips > {MUA} – Matte Lipstick – Red Line – Red 1
eyeliner > Soul Ink Reloaded://(Tint):Liner-Smudge (Makeup) by The Plastik
eyeliner > [Buzz] Essentials – Smokey Royale Liner
hair flower > Soul Distraction – Day of the Dead Hair Rose (Gothic Version)
hair > Spellbook by Little Bones
cobwebs > ClapTrap Flexi Web Wings Halloween
purse > Remarkable Oblivion – Cat’s in the Bag

A special thank you to my dear friend Gethsemane Idler for taking and processing this photo of me.  If you are interested in a great up and coming photographer he is the one!  Feel free to send him an IM or a note card if you are looking for someone to take your photo.  Tell him Silly sent you. *winks*

So there you have it.  A bit of why I have been so quiet on my blog, but I don’t intend for that to always be the case. I enjoy blogging and will continue to share the latest and greatest from the designers who have taken me on as well as things I find around the grid I think you might enjoy.

Thank you for reading!
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“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
 ~ Ernest Hemingway

Skin Fair 2014

Hello Readers!

One of the many great perks of being a part of SL Blogger Support is the early access to some pretty huge events on the grid.  In this case I am talking about the upcoming Skin Fair (Flickr).

I had already planned on going, but being the “wait-til-the-lag-dies-down” sort of shopper blogger that I am, I had chosen to wait as I knew many of my counterparts were itching for 12pm SLT today to hit the Skin Fair.

In the mean time I had been in contact with Marcopol Oh because I was one of 60 lucky models who would have her photo taken as a part of the Earth Hour project hosted in SL by Amazing Impressions Modeling (AIM) Agency. I will also be a part of this event in that the first Colour of Couture runway challenge will take place at the AIM event, but I digress.

I was floored a couple of weeks ago to learn that Marco would be the photographer behind the photos taken for the SL Earth Hour. His work as been referenced many times in my VISIONAIRE course and I am quite a fan of how realistic his SL images are.  Our schedules finally lined up some today so that we could get together.  So I don my Earth Hour outfit and accept his teleport to then get a security orb warning that I had 10 seconds to get out.  I remember the first time I saw that message…I freaked out!  Nowadays when I see it, I just chuckle and tp home to wait for it to be turned off or I get added so I can return. Today however I didn’t want to tp out on Marco so I let his orb bounce me off ban lines for a bit, which I admit was amusing.  I had to relog on account of being battered (my viewer didn’t enjoy the ban line bouncing as much as I did).  I of course was relaying all of this to Marco and he was profusely apologetic.  Upon relogging, Marco said he HAD to give me one of his skins to MAKE me forgive him. I about fell over!  I assured him I was not mad at him and found the whole thing amusing, but he gifted me with Jemma none the less.

So in honor of the treat of meeting Marco in pixels, getting to have my portrait done by him, his easy going nature, and his generosity, I present my version of Jemma, which will be available at this round of the Skin Fair!

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One of the things I enjoy about blogging for designers like Legal Insanity and 7 Deadly S{k}ins is that their items are available to the mesh body part loving community of SL.  In my day to day modeling activities I rarely have a use for mesh attachments beyond hands and feet, but I do enjoy styling with the Lolas and Phat Azz when I have the chance, and Marco provided that chance!

| STYLE CARD |
hair > TRUTH HAIR Maiko [Light Brown 1] (@ this round of The Arcade)
skin> Clef de Peau:Jemma:Shape #4 (modified to fit Phat Azz and Slink hands/feet)
outfit > Bitch & Chic by Legal Insanity – dana outfit green – (with Lola & Phat Azz appliers)
bracelets > (Kunglers Extra) TDRF #031 – Mixed bracelet
shoes > Berries Inc. candy flats { wetgrass }
poses > Slouch

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Jemma comes in 5 skin tones: milk, pearl, peach, honey, and toffee. (I opted for toffee because I am partial to darker tones.)  Jemma also has 4 brow colors: dark, brown, blonde and ginger.  There are also 3 cleavage options, 5 different make ups for each skin color, and 5 lipstick options: gloss red, red lipstick, gloss candy, gloss nude, and gloss pink. Also included are extra layers like eyeliners, blushes, and freckles.  Appliers for Slink hands/feet, Lolas, and Phat/Cute Azz are included.  So the ability to make Jemma your own is a certainty.

I do have one more photo of Jemma to share with you.  This one was done by my dear friend Geths.  He had been toying with facial expressions on his AnyPose and was enjoying “shrug.” This expression reminded him of the .: Standby Inc. – Omen Mask (Kame Green) he had gotten at this round of The Arcade (and you can see it in the photo).  He then wanted to see me in “shrug” as Jemma and once I did it for him he had to photograph it, so here it is!

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It was most definitely an amusing and eventful day in SL for me, thanks to Marco and Geths.  Do be sure to visit the Skin Fair and stop by Clef de Peau to meet Jemma for yourself. Doors will open March 14 at 12:01am SLT.

Thank you for reading!
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