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.

COC Maximalist 2k
| 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

COC Tres Beau 2k

| 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

 

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PENUMBRA S/S FW ’14: Day 5

Hello Readers!

Another quickie post to be sure you know what shows are to be had on DAY 5 of the fabulous PENUMBRA Spring/Summer 2014 Fashion Week!

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As you can see there is much more fashion and fun to partake in today, don’t miss out!  Click the image above for your SLurl to the festivities.

Thank you for reading!
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“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love ”
~
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

FashionArt: 2nd Fashion Show

Hello Readers!

It is not too late to not only shop FashionArt, but to catch the second and final show featuring some of the exclusive designs of this great event.

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The finale show will feature Legal Insanity, Liv Glam, Delirium Style, K – Code, Zibska, KL Couture, Pure Poison, Vision, ZOZ, Snowpaws.  The show is at 11am slt, Sunday, May 18th and the venue opens one hour before the show.  So be sure to arrive early!  Hope to see you there!

Your ride: FashionArt Finale Show

Thank you for reading!

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“I don’t do fashion, I AM fashion.”
~ Coco Chanel

FashionArt: Loordes of London & Pure Poison

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Hellos Readers!

I promised more FashionArt previews and here they are!

FashionART Pure Loordes

Loordes of London never disappoints with its plethora of event goodies!  This is just a small part of what they have to offer.  My dress is “The Greek Tragedy #26” and my shades and necklace are also Loordes of London, so I had to take a close up so you could get a good look.

FashionART Pure Loordes Close

The sunglasses are called “Kalaoa Sunglasses #3” and the necklace is “A Touch of Deco #5.”  Both look wonderful with this chic frilly dress.  All of the Loordes of London items come a wide array of colors.

Pure Poison recently released one of their event items and it was perfect for this look!

FashionART Pure

This unique lil purse by Pure Poison is called “Mbao Handbag” and comes for the left and right hands without a script.  Perfect for posing or working with your AO!  I loved how realistic and detailed the craftsmanship on this purse is.  If you see me on the grid, you know I will still be rockin’ this oufit!

There is so much more to share so you know I will be sharing more very soon.  Be sure to mark your calendars for this event.  It opens this Friday, May 9th and runs though the end of the month.

Thanks for reading,

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“Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality.”
~Karl Lagerfeld
|C R E D I T S|
hair > /Wasabi Pills/ Claire Mesh Hair – Pancake
lips > [mock] Glitter Bomb{Hedwig Red} [Lip 2]
bangels > (Kunglers Extra) TDRF #031 – Golden bracelet
shoes > *CASHMERE*Cassidy Heels/wood 2for1 (The 21 Exclusive)
pose > *EverGlow*

Colour of Couture: DSquared2 Challenge

Hello Readers!

There was another Colour of Couture Runway Challenge today and this time our challenge was to style inspired by the Spring/Summer 2014 Collection of twin brother designers Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared2.  We were asked to write a couple of paragraphs about our inspiration for the styling, so here is the look I came up with, my thoughts on it, and the credits.

DSquared2_cropped|CREDITS|
hat > *LODE* Headwear – Aurora [violet]
hair > [LeLutka]-CANTO hair – Pitch (o)(o)
eyeliner > Eyeliner -2- *REDGRAVE*
lipstick > Madrid Solo- Mix & Match- Dot B Lips-Red
necklace > Pure Poison – Cleo Necklace – Azure
bangels > Izzie’s – Bangles silver purple
coat & top > ** DIRAM ** NYSSA Jacket&Corset – Green
shorts > Ingenue :: Hetty :: S :: Aubergine
purse > Bag Cassandra Blue-Silver NO Ani by Dave Freeman of Just Design
shoes > Ingenue :: Claire Heels (Slink Mesh Feet Add-On) :: Pool
pose > Manifeste

My Inspiration:
After doing my research on DSquared2, I found that their Spring/Summer 2014 collection was geared toward the pool side and inspired by the 1950s with bold, shapely dresses, and svelte swimsuits. Sexy “Bond Girl”-esque hair and large glamorous hats were a must as well, not to mention vibrant colors and prints, as well as animal prints, neutrals, and pastels.  I found that the DSquared2 SS 2014 collection really has much to offer the discerning fashionista.

As for me personally, I found there was a lot of fun to be had in exploring the trends housed in this collection.  I immediately gravitated toward the fifties inspiration and wanted to capture it in the high waisted shorts and modest heel.  I enjoyed the playfulness of pattern and color and went with some of the pastels which are a trend for the Spring/Summer 2014 season.  When it came to the hat, I wanted one in a similar shape as the collection, but one with it’s own flair to add to the fun of the entire look.

I always enjoy seeing what the other candidates bring to the table with their interpretations and I was not let down.  I think as a group we did a fine job of representing all the elements of the DSquared2 Spring/Summer 2014 Collection.  Well done ladies!

This was a last competition challenge before the finale and I can’t believe the journey is nearly done.  I will be sharing one additional surprise Colour of Couture photo challenge with you all as soon as I have clearance to do so, so mums the word! In the mean time however, I wanted to express just how much I have enjoyed this whole competition.  No matter the outcome we are all winners and I know I don’t just speak for myself when I say the entire experience has been an enjoyable one.

Thank you for reading!
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“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
~
Dr. Seuss

New Release ~ Legal Insanity ~ Amaya Bikini

Today I donned the newest release from Legal Insanity, the “Amaya” bikini.  It comes in a wide variety of styles and colors…alligator, boho, crocodile, serpent, and snake.  I rather liked the texture detail on snake in natural, so I slipped it on and went to visit one of my favorite beaches…Baja Norte.  Oh and I can’t get enough of my Legal Insanity Jones cowboy hat so had to grab that too! 😉

Legal Insanity > Jones Cowboy Hat Girls Ed. & Amaya Bikini (snake/natural) lips > [mock] Sahne Bitter Chocolate [Lip 2] hair > [LeLutka]-BLAKE - BournvilleFade bracelets > Pure Poison custom AVENUE graduation gift
Legal Insanity > Jones Cowboy Hat Girls Ed. & Amaya Bikini (snake/natural)
lips > [mock] Sahne Bitter Chocolate [Lip 2]
hair > [LeLutka]-BLAKE – BournvilleFade
bracelets > Pure Poison custom AVENUE graduation gift
pose > CORPUS
location > Baja Norte
Legal Insanity > Jones Cowboy Hat Girls Ed. & Amaya Bikini (snake/natural) lips > [mock] Sahne Bitter Chocolate [Lip 2] hair > [LeLutka]-BLAKE - BournvilleFade bracelets > Pure Poison custom AVENUE graduation gift
Legal Insanity > Jones Cowboy Hat Girls Ed. & Amaya Bikini (snake/natural)
lips > [mock] Sahne Bitter Chocolate [Lip 2]
hair > [LeLutka]-BLAKE – BournvilleFade
bracelets > Pure Poison custom AVENUE graduation gift
pose > CORPUS
location > Baja Norte
Legal Insanity > Jones Cowboy Hat Girls Ed. & Amaya Bikini (snake/natural) lips > [mock] Sahne Bitter Chocolate [Lip 2] hair > [LeLutka]-BLAKE - BournvilleFade bracelets > Pure Poison custom AVENUE graduation gift
Legal Insanity > Jones Cowboy Hat Girls Ed. & Amaya Bikini (snake/natural)
lips > [mock] Sahne Bitter Chocolate [Lip 2]
hair > [LeLutka]-BLAKE – BournvilleFade
bracelets > Pure Poison custom AVENUE graduation gift
pose > CORPUS
location > Baja Norte