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.

Earth Hour - Silly Avro - cropped

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

Chasing Koko

Hello Readers!

I think I am giddy because I have had a LONG and mildly stressful week in RL thanks to work and it is FRIDAY!  I love looking at my friends’ Flickr streams and appreciating their work.  I came across one by my dear friend (and sim-mate) Nariko and I was inspired to mimic her.  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery right? *winks*  Here is Nariko’s (aka Koko) image, posted today in honor of the latest issue of Style Kingdom, which is the debut for both of us in this wonderful publication. Click HERE to see Nariko and click HERE to see me…we both had the pleasure of being photographed by the very talented Pam Astonia. So here is my rendition, done in what I affectionately call “Koko Style.” (I hope you can see by now that my legacy name was not completely off base! *chuckles*)

chasing koko

| STYLE CARD |
hair > /Wasabi Pills/ Kimmy Hair – Wild honey
boots > ::HH:: Hucci Westerly Booties – Toast
dress/tunic > [[Loovus Dzevavor]] Major: Nouveau Kaftan 2
eyeliner > [Buzz] Essentials – Smokey Royale Liner
stockings > erratic / ripped stockings – thigh / lime
rings > Izzie’s – Onyx Ring Middle Finger | Izzie’s – Triple Ring Ring Finger | LaGyo_Sasha ring gold
earrings > O.M.E.N – Large Earring – Natural – Light Wood
necklace > Zaara  : Karmuka necklace *wood gold*
bangles > Zaara : Ramya wood bangle *gold*
pose > Slouch

I need to get sappy for a moment. As I felt the urge to snap the above photo I found myself suddenly quite reflective.  Nariko and I met as models in AVENUE’s Model Academy, and our friendship has blossomed beautifully since.  Even before VISIONAIRE was a reality, she took it upon herself to teach me about SL photography, improved my photo taking abilities exponentially, and made me love location shooting.  I value her and our friendship so much and I feel so lucky to have her in my life.

When I was shooting for Style Kingdom, I shared with Pam that being published like this was one of my biggest SL modeling dreams.  I fought hard to earn my place among the talented models of Style Kingdom and felt once I had won the 2nd public casting that I had finally “arrived.”  So this issue has a very special place in my heart.  I have to thank all of the judges again who were a part of both castings, but namely Dougie for putting me through the most rigorous styling challenges I had ever faced as a young model.  I grew so much through that series of castings, his very honest critiques pushing me to grow as a model and stylist.  Through those castings I also got to meet Pam and Kiana…incredibly supportive and encouraging women who made the journey all the better.  So thank you Style Kingdom, for challenging me and welcoming me as a full fledged model. I look forward to a long relationship with you.

Thank you for reading and allowing me to share a bit more of me with you.

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“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
~ Dalai Lama XIV

Megastuff Hunt

Hello Readers!

This isn’t breaking news, but the Megahunt started on March 1st and runs through the end of the month.  This hunt event is made up of three hunts in one…Menstuff, Womenstuff, and Homestuff. I am telling you about it because Kiddo Oh of Dead Dollz sent out a brilliant dress that you have to go find!  And it will only cost you ONE LINDEN!

DD Roc_far

| STYLE CARD |
hair > ICONIC-MsStoneRemyGlam (limited edition)
eyeliner > Pink Acid Metallic Eyeliner – Pink/White by Stasey Oller
lipstick > MONS / Makeups – Lipstick Glamorous2 – palepink
earrings > erratic / studded earrings / pink silver
necklace > ISON – nova tribe necklace (silver) (from the last Collabor88)
dress > Dead Dollz Roc Dress (for the Megahunt)
shoes > N-core DONNA “Zebra” (a 21 exclusive)
pose > oOo Studio
location > Dead Dollz mainstore

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I love the bold color and textures on this dress.  I admit I was surprised at first as the look of this dress is like nothing else Kiddo has done, but that is what I enjoy about her designs, she always brings something new and fresh.  Thank you Kiddo!

Dead Dollz Megastuff Poster

Happy hunting and thank you for reading!

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“Freedom lies in being bold.”
 ~ Robert Frost

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