New Folklore

Hello Readers!

Coming back from a vacation and trying to get back into the swing of things can certainly be a challenge. Here is a look I did for Ferosh’s casting before I went on vacation.  The theme was “New Folklore” which I took to be an edgy and ethnic take on boho.  I was quite pleased with my work.  I didn’t make it to the next round, but se la vie.  I am strong enough to know that being eliminated from a casting doesn’t make me any less of a person, I just happen to not be what is being sought and that is completely alright.  I am never bitter or discouraged, my Second Life marches on! As Sea would say “You can only be your very best.”  So long as I am doing that I am happy no matter the outcome.

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| CREDITS |
skin > Deesses by Natalie Wells
hair > .:EMO-tions:. * ANACAONA *
top > [LeeZu!] Deklannche Top
bracers > . a i s l i n g . Fangarth-Bracer
skirt > :: ARTIZANA :: DUGUJE (katien) mesh ball gown skirt
make up > La Malvada Mujer – damp earth #1 [all]
ears > [MANDALA] TAPER_EARS
pose > Serpent10 – Diesel Works
location > ISON

Thank you for reading!
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“My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.”
~ Winston Churchill

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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.

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| 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

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| 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

 

Inspired by Chanel

Inspired by Chanel (close)Hello Readers!

Just felt like sharing a look I was asked to do.  I really enjoy styling challenges, some more than others depending on how much they frustrate me…*laughs*  Seriously though, I was first introduced to the notion of a styling challenge in my AVENUE classes and thought I would miss them sooooo much when class was over.  Little did I know that being an SL model is FULL of styling challenges!  Anyway, here is one of my latest.  Enjoy!

Inspired by Chanel (full)

|CREDITS|
hair > .SHI – Blown {Mono 1}
eyes > IKON – Eternal Eyes – Blue-Gray
makeup > Madrid Solo – Insanity Plea Pink (complete)
ears > Mandala – Steking Ears Ver4
necklace > Modern Couture – Noya Necklace Gold
coat > Lika Meili – Mech Ladies One Button Short Coat
dress > Baiastice – Heli Dress – Lilac
bracelets > Modern Couture – Delisiee Gold
shoes > Illmatic – Netto Platform Sandals – Holographic
pose > .Infiniti.

Thank you for reading!
Prisillax0020Sx_LDCursiveFlo
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
~ Helen Keller, The Open Door

FashionArt: FireBird Designs and Essenz

Hello Readers!

I just love trying on all the wonderful items from FashionArt.  As the ladies know, there are quite the abundance of gowns and dresses available on the grid, but how about a nice suit?  I love this suit from FireBird creations.  I am wearing it with the no shirt option as that is the mood I am in, but there is a more modest option as well that includes a shirt.

peacock_front 2kFireBird Designs – “Female Pant Suit Blue Peacock”

From the reverse below, you can see why it is called “blue peacock.” I really enjoy the texturing on the jacket.  The whole ensemble has a definite spring and feminine feel to it. That being said I felt the urge to contradict some of that soft femininty in my styling.

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I thought the Mondriaan-inspired Manhattan shoe by Essenz was a perfect fit for this look.  This lovely shoe is also available at FashionArt.

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I really enjoyed letting my imagination run wild in this look.  I even finally caved in and got some ears!  I have admired non-system ears on so many peers and friends and even strangers, that I thought it was about time I invested.

peacock close 2k|CREDITS|
skin > Deesses by Natalie Wells
hair > /Wasabi Pills/ Morgan Mesh Hair – Powder (with hairbase)
eyes > IKON Eternal Eyes – Blue-Gray
makeup > Madrid Solo- Eyes & Lips- Shena- Full Set-Dark Night + Madrid Solo- Free Gift- Altered States- Russian Blue
ears > [MANDALA]STEKING_ears_ver4
tie > [MANDALA]SMEXY TIE NECKLACE(chain)/Polly White (I seriously LOVE this tie.  SMEXY is right!)
pant suit > FireBird Designs Female Pant Suit Blue Peacock @FashionArt
shoes > Essenz – Manhattan (comes with a color change hud) @FashionArt
poses > Slouch

Thank you for reading and hurry on over to the FashionArt event!  It is on now through May 31st.  There is too much fashion there to be left to the last minute!

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“I like to reinvent myself — it’s part of my job.”
~
Karl Lagerfeld

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

 

Happy New Year!

Vintage New Year 2014

Hello Readers!

This is my final post of 2013 and I am so excited about that that I had to share a few looks with you!

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CD LI Frozen modified_editFirst I have Living Imagination’s Free Romance – Frozen.  I wore it this way for AVENUE’s recent White and Gold Holiday Party.  I accessorized it with the fabulous GizzA – XMAS Horns [ J&A EXPO GIFT ] and the Mandala Polly jewelry set in gold and white.

CD LI Frozen original_farHere is the gown in its original glory.  Since the party I was attending was “white and gold” I needed to change things up a bit.

CD LI Frozen original_closeThis lovely gown is a part of this round of The Couturier’s Docks and a limited edition, so you had best hurry on over for it!

I was away from home the past couple of days enjoying some mountain resort time with my hubby and son.  While I was gone the first items from the Fantasy Gacha Carnival were delivered to me and I knew as soon as I got home I would have to unpack and share!

CD + FGC_farI decided to wear yet another lovely Couturier’s Dock item by h.m.a.e.m. called “Ladybug dress.”  It too is limited edition so don’t miss out on it! I coupled it with the 1st items shared with us for the Fantasy Gacha Carnival by .Luminary., the Hermione Crown – Gold and the Boleyn Necklace – S.

CD + FGC_closeThe theme of this round of the Fantasy Gacha Carnival is “Winter Wonderland.”  Augurer, the mind behind .Luminary., was influenced by “The Winter’s Tale” by William Shakespeare when creating items for this round of the Carnival. The items are thereby designed with the Tudor era in mind. The necklace I am wearing is a common item (Augurer was sweet enough to give me one that bore the initial of my first name) and it was modeled after Anne Boleyn’s famous necklace.  The Hermione Crown is a rare item and available in three colors.  Here is a fun fact provided by Augurer…Did you know some people suspect that “The Winter’s Tale” was inspired by the story of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII?  Either way, the items created by .Luminary. are stunning.  The next round of the Fantasy Gacha starts February 1st and lasts the entire month.

All poses used were *Manifeste* and photos were taken at Neva Sky Villi.

Thank you for reading and I hope you all have a wonderful 2014, filled with only the very best!

*Prisilla*

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.”
― T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

Recent Releases from On A Lark

I have a couple of sexy romantic outfits from On A Lark to share with you today. The first is called “Blayze” and as always it has a variety of ways it could be worn.  I opted for the least clothing possible… *grins*  I have also included Lark’s vendor image as well so you can see the outfit in its entirety.

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On A Lark

Blayze in Blossom (vest, necklace and skirt)

Armband > Amadi outfit by On A Lark

Location > Hibari

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Hair > Eaters Coma – HAIR 22 / Dark Mocha

Lipstick > [mock] Hypershine Lipcolor [lip 2]Old Rose

Bracelet > {Zaara} Vyomini chained bracelet *onyx-silver*

Ring > FINESMITH– Here comes the sun – Ring Onyx

Poses > Slouch Sets 026 & 027 from The 24

_OAL_ Blayze ~ BlossomBlayze is also available in black, coal, harvest, steel, eggplant, fern, and berry.

Next up I have Lark’s most recent release, “Bellita.” I love the sexy elegance of this dress! It too comes in nice assortment of colors: coal, grey, black, snow, steel, berry, and fern.

OAL 82913_010*OAL* Bellita  Dress  ~ Eggplant

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Forehead Jewelry > *OAL* Bellita Dangle

Lipstick > [mock] L’eau Castro Lip 2 Gloss

Hair > Boudoir “Sweet Iris”

Earrings, Necklace, Bracelets > Mandala Pearl Rain

Slink Nail Appliers > {MUA} Glitter Colors

Poses > Slouch Sets 026 & 027 from The 24

OAL 82913 take 2_005Shoes > Belgravia – Paradise Sandals – Nero

_OAL_ Bellita ~ Harvest

You get what you give. What you put into things is what you get out of them.

~Jennifer Lopez