PENUMBRA S/S FW ’14: Day 4

Hello Readers!

I know I said I wouldn’t quick style post you again, but thanks to grad work and a graduation, I have to.  Again, I couldn’t let a day go by and not make sure you know about what is lined up for Day 4 of PENUMBRA’s Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Week!

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If you click the above image you will get the SLurl you need to see today’s amazing shows!

And since I was unable to share awesome photos of my styling in these exclusive designs, here are a few of the designer’s images for you to enjoy! (click images to enlarge)

Thank you for reading!
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“Fashions fade, style is eternal.”
― Yves Saint-Laurent

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New Horizons

Hello Readers!

I have been aching to blog so much more than I have of late, but there is only so much time in the day!  RL & SL have gotten very demanding, but I did that to myself and I enjoy the things I am involved in in both worlds.

This weekend was a big one for me.  Not only did I have Colour of Couture’s Charity Challenge, I had SCALA Models Academy graduation which was SCALA’s first official production.  I was thrilled not only to be invited to be a model for SCALA, but asked to be a part of the staff and the graduation show contained a bit of my work as a script writer, as well as that of my very talented sis Liat Reina.  My congratulations go out to all the talented new SCALA graduates!  I so enjoyed watching them tear up the runway! Then there was the VISIONAIRE Graduation Exhibit, which was the culmination of my SL photography classes.  I cannot say enough how unique an experience this was, and how much it helped me to grow as an SL photographer.  I still have a lot to learn, but what I can do now, as compared to before VISIONAIRE, is simply incredible to me. Learning from Nariko and Wren was amazing, and the other VISIONAIRE trainees were so very supportive and inspiring.  I have really experienced nothing else quite like it in SL.

Silly's CoC Practice

The photo above comes courtesy of my sweet sis Liat.  Words cannot express the extent of my feelings for her. She was a wonderful audience for me as I practiced for the Charity Challenge and gave me much constructive criticism and feedback.

The gist of the challenge was to propose a charity event that I would make a reality if selected to be Miss Colour of Couture.  For me, the choice of charities was simple, Guide Dogs of America (GDA). I have been involved with GDA for several years and have served as a volunteer puppy raiser, raising three wonderful dogs for them.  There is something about the amazing ways animals can help us and those with disabilities that touch me deeply.  As I prepared for this challenge I realized that my charity might be a bit too regional to appeal to the very global community of Second Life.  So I did a bit of research and discovered Assistance Dogs International (ADI), a coalition of non-profit assistance and service dog organizations that hail from around the globe.  I was thrilled to learn the GDA was a part of this coalition.  So my proposal was for a charity event in SL that would benefit ADI and in turn all of its member organizations.

In case you are interested in the text on Liat’s photo, there is an ongoing joke amongst the CoC candidates that stems from my inability to type “high-5” as “^5.”  Apparently I have an aversion to hitting those keys right and my ^5 comes out 6%. *laughs*  I love it when the CoC candidates 6% each other.  It really makes me smile and gives me a good laugh.  That just doesn’t get old.  I can’t speak highly enough about the other candidates.  They are a fine group of ladies and I am so very pleased to be competing with them.

I can’t post a photo and not credit it if I am able. In Liat’s photo my outfit is called “Don’t Hold Your Breath” from Liv Glam and was a part of the recent Style Icon Fashion Fair. My hair is from Tram, and shoes were “Maggie” a heel available for Fifty Linden Fridays for Slink High Feet by .fri.  My dog is Manticore and the slide projector and screen are by Seven Emporium.  I LOVE this slide projector and I was sooooo excited to do an actual slide show in SL.  It has been AGES since I had done one and I had soooo much fun making the slides for it.

Immediately following my Charity Challenge was SCALA Model’s Academy’s graduation.  Congratulations to Danity Mynx, Trouble Dethly, Winter Zhukovsky, LolaPandora, LuceMia, Deborah Vos, Leezah Kaddour, Sungyoung, Zoomy Bluebird, Christopher Law, Aely White, AliceAmber, and PetraAlexander!

As a part of my final for VISIONAIRE I was tasked with photographing two of the SCALA trainees.

Danity Profile

I first met Danity Mynx as a Glam Girl contestant for Liv Glam.  I thought her styling for that contest was fun and creative and I had to get to know her.  We have been friends ever since and I was thrilled to be assigned to take her photograph.

Trouble Profile

Trouble Dethly I recall seeing at the 2nd public casting for Style Kingdom Magazine.  He stood out to me mainly because of his name.  Like my own avi name I found it amusing.  I didn’t say anything to him then primarily because I didn’t want it to appear I was hitting on him or flirting in some way.  I was pleased to get to know him better since and know that he doesn’t consider me a scary stranger anymore. *chuckles*

Please visit my Flickr to see the rest of the photos I took of these very special and talented models.

VISIONAIRE GRADUATE EXHIBITION

Lastly there is the VISIONAIRE graduate exhibition.  I have never taken so many photos in such a short time as I did with this final!  I LOVED it though and truly enjoyed setting up a gallery to exhibit my work.  I still cannot believe that it is over and that Nariko and Wren consider me a colleague instead of a student.  I was honored from the start that even without photography experience Nariko would have me as the VISIONAIRE manager, assisting her and Wren with managing the institute and its students.

Sophie Profile

The above is my version of Sophie.  The shape was one given to all of us…the exact same no modify shape.  We could then do with it what we would.  I put on a beautiful skin by Izara Zutka of 7 Deadly S{k}ins called Tina B3b and told my story of Sophie. I wanted to tell a tragic love story, and the story that emerged was loosely based on Dante’s Divine Comedy and the story of Francesca and Paolo. If you visit my gallery you will see a sign at the entry that gives out some bonus information.  I also have a guest book, so please do sign it.

The jewelry in the photo is Polly by Mandala, the gown is Free Romance – Frozen by Living Imagination, the hair is Amita by EMO-tions, the eyes are IKON Eternal Eyes in Hazel, and the makeup is Wrath M1 DEF by 7 Deadly S{k}ins.

There are currently two exhibitions.  One is on the same sim as the SCALA graduation, and the other is on the SCALA/Visionaire home land.  You can see the press release and get SLurls to both if you visit Nariko’s blog post.

So I think I have caught you up on the latest.  Oh, there is one more thing! Coming up this Saturday, April 19th at 1pm SLT is SCALA’s 2nd production…a LivGlam fashion show and it is my first time serving as a producer, so I am very excited!  More info to come on that show very soon, but do mark your calendars!

Thank you for reading!
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“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”
~ William Faulkner

 

Crazy and Silly

SillyNariko BuddyShot(click photo to enlarge)

Hello Readers!

I just wanted to share something special with you.  If you have been reading my blog at all, you will know that Nariko Okawa is a dear friend of mine.  She and I met through the AVENUE Models Academy. I remember the day I met her…it was when I had to make up a styling class taught by THE Vikeejeah of Loovus.  I met this crazy gal named Nariko who immediately understood my name.  It went something like this: “Hello Silly…oh Prisilla…OH!  PriSILLYa!”  It certainly made me chuckle to see her work out why my avi’s display name is what it is and is spelled how it is (I do know my name is typically spelled Priscilla, but didn’t work for what I was going for so I took some creative license).

Anyway, that was the start to a wonderful new friendship and again is one of the things I value most about SL modeling…all the truly wonderful people you meet to counteract the fake ones.  It was the fake ones that momentarily paused my budding friendship with Nariko when her account was hacked shortly after our graduation.  She stayed off SL for a long time after that and we had only an occasional email exchange. I was thrilled to finally see her return after months of being away.  She came to me asking for a place to stay while she re-acclimated herself to SL and I was happy to share my homestead with her for as long as she needed.  I had no idea that her return would mean so many fun adventures and inspiring conversations.

I am happy she and I finally posed for our buddy shot.  It was long overdue and is a wonderful image of our friendship.  Thank you Nariko!

| S T Y L E   C A R D |

hair > Lelutka

make up > Madrid Solo

necklace > Maxi Gossamer

outfit > LivGlam

pose > Manifeste

You can find Nariko’s style card here.

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Coming soon…a shot with my sis Liat!

Thank you for reading!

*Prisilla*

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”
― Linda Grayson

Penny

Hello Readers!

I recently received these sexy jeans from Legal Insanity and just had to share them with you!

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jenny_002_reverse| S T Y L E   C A R D |

jeans > Legal Insanity – penny jeans blue

top > DRIFT Flirty Babydoll Top [MESH] Knit w/HUD

hair > ICONIC-Paola-Remy

shoes > [LG] Boutique-[Anejo Pump] Elemental – Water

jewelry > Cae :: Synergy

jenny_003_frontI enjoyed taking these shots in the one room in my house that is furnished!  I always seem to set up my lil desk first (not that it is the same every time), no matter where I end up calling home, I must have a desk!  Perhaps now as I blog and sort my inventory I will set up the other parts of my house and blog them too!

As always, thank you for reading and SLurls to the stores on my blog can be found on my SLurls page.  Also if there is something you are interested in on any of my posts that I did not credit, I welcome your IM or email.  You can see how to reach me on my Contact Info page.

*Prisilla*

“I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes.
― Yves Saint-Laurent

Walking with Shanina

Hello Readers!

I am happily cleaning my inventory and attempting to stay on top of designer’s latest releases.  Today I have some fun from Chandni Kondji of Hopscotch.  Up first I have a pose and prop set called “Fancy a walk?”

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hop 122713_012_far*~*HopScotch*~* Fancy a walk? – Pose and Umbrella

I had read recently that Mad City was done over for the holidays so I thought I would go there for this shoot. I was not disappointed, it was perfect.

Next I would like to share the latest group gift from Natalie Wells of Deesses Skins.  She gifted us all with Shanina in 8 tones. I chose the skin tone I normally wear in her skin line “ice frappe” and added one of her lipsticks called ” decadent.” I then outfitted myself in some LivGlam, and accessorized with Emotions and Yummy.

hop 122713_011_closeDeesses Skins: Shanina – brown eyebrows – ice frappe | Deesses Skins: Glamour lipstick – Decadent | hair > .:EMO-tions:. * ARADIA */autumn | (Yummy) Metal and Diamonds – Day (former Collabor88) | shoes: [LivGlam] Boutique-[Anejo Pump] Elemental – Earth | outfit: [LivGlam] Boutique-[ FALL-13] Its A Beautiful Day

I am including the vendor photos of Chandni’s other props from Hopscotch as I just didn’t think I could shoot them any better!  Her creativity and whimsy amaze me.

*~*HopScotch*~* Take a ride – Male & Female

Thank you for reading and do visit my SLurls page for your shopping needs.

*Prisilla*

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
― Albert Camus