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.

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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

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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

Item of the Week #2

Hello Readers!

I have LOVED seeing you participate in IOTW.  The helmet shots we saw were awesome!  It is time to declare the next item!

WINGS!

First off I have to tell you what a journey these photos have been.  If you are a frequent reader of my blog you will know that Nariko Okawa is a dear friend of mine and I work with her on her new project VISIONAIRE. Over the course of our friendship she has slipped me lil photo tips here and there which I have applied and improved with.  I show her my photos for her advice on how I can improve and I really feel I have seen a steady improvement.  So why do I share this with you? Because she made the photos for this blog post quite the learning experience.

(click photos to enlarge)

iotw_wings2_009_logo_cbI fell in love with these wings (Arm Wings-black) by Aliza Karu of AD Creations.  I had wanted to use them in a styling but hadn’t found the right one yet.  Good thing for ITOW!  I went to Annwn Willows and the feel of the sim was perfect.  The note card given on arrival really puts you into the frame of mind of the place.  I love music and I love that the sim owner provided a YouTube link to set the soundtrack of your visit.  I kept replaying it (I was there that long) and then remembered I had an Olafur Arnalds station already set up on my Pandora so I used that to fuel my exploration and photography.

The above photo met with Nariko’s approval from an editing stand point, but it is largely my modus operandi…carefully taken ultra snapshots, a lil cropping, and a logo/signature.

iotw_wings_002_logoAMy initial snaps were too dark so Nariko brightened these for me to show me the difference…

iotw_wings2_004_logoAAnd then she helped me do it myself and lay in a background…

iotw_wings2_007_BSo needless to say my mind was blown.  I retired my Gimp and am now fully on board with PhotoShop.  Applications for Nariko’s VISIONAIRE Institute are now closed, but I urge you to watch the results of the work of those who will be a part of this first batch via Flickr and to apply in the future should you desire more out of your SL photography skills.

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hair > .:EMO-tions:. * ARADIA */black

skin > Deesses Skins: Alicia – bald eyebrows – ice frappe

eyes > IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Pale Silver

make up > Madrid Solo- Soft Sacrifices- Eyes & Lips- Silver

wings > AD Creations by Aliza Karu – Arms wings – black

jewelry (head piece and chest piece) > LaGyo_Misaku

skirt > Dead Dollz Catrina Skirt

Thank you for reading and can’t wait you see your wings!

*Prisilla*

“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
― Langston Hughes

New from Legal Insanity

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In case you hadn’t heard, the Legal Insanity mystery has been solved.  Datrip Blackbart has created a new label for Legal Insanity called “Bitch & Chic.” Everything in this section of the store will only be L$110.  It isn’t open yet, but once it is it will have items for the ladies (everything will come with Lola appliers) and soon there after it will have items for the gents.  I have seen a catalog, but I have been sworn to secrecy!

And now I have a bit of newness for you from Legal Insanity.  Datrip’s designs always have a bit of a rebel feel to them for me, so I ran with that as I styled the following look. (Click photos to enlarge)

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Liz strapless top – beige *blogger copy*

(The top also comes in an *insane* amount of colors! Antique rose, azure, black, blue, brown, coral red, emerald, forest green, grey, lemon, lichen, lilac, lollipop, mud, orange, pansy, pearl grey, petroil, pine, pistachio, prune, red, rubine, teal, terricotta, vintage orange, white, wine, and yellow! *catches her breath*)

Liz mini skirt summer edition chevron *blogger copy*

(The skirt also comes in abstract, obstacles, optical, and plain.)

Tattoo > .Identity. Broken Glass [Fresh] Tattoo

LI 082513_007Hair > [LeLutka]-BOUFFANT – BournvilleFade

Sunglasses > [ glow ] – Retro Vibe Glasses

Lipstick > M.O.C.K Cosmetics Mauve Lip Creme

Necklace > KOSH– ADAIN NECKLACE [black]

Ring > LaGyo_Eleanor ring Silver

Bracelet > miel – CHUM bracelet

Poses > Slouch Set 025 (Purchased at The 24)

LI 082513_011I am still loving my Slink attachments and wanted to get a close up of the new shoes I got for my mesh feet. I love the way they look with my Deesses toe nail appliers.

KIM-Mia Heels -Rigged Mesh-Chocolate

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“Love me or hate me I promise that it will never make or break me.”

~ Tyra Banks