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

Colour of Couture: The Beginning

Hello Readers!

As some of you may know, my modeling journey began only last summer after many years in Second Life.  I was amazed by all of the things the modeling world had to offer…from contests to pageants, to the wide and impressive assortment of creative designers.  It was a lot to absorb.  One of the contests that had stood out to me early on was the Colour of Couture because representing the Latina I am in SL was foundational to my virtual modeling career.  I have never desired to be anything but Latina.  Of course I mean no disrespect to those who have played with the color of their skin in SL.  It is as I always say…to each their own, so long as it harms none.  In SL you can be anything, so why not explore ethnicity? I just never had that particular desire.

I have been through so much since I first learned about Colour of Couture all those months ago, and when I was presented with the opportunity to apply I couldn’t resist.  I felt ready now, groomed by my failures and successes.  So I submitted my most culture loving photos and hoped for the best. The following photos are the ones I had commissioned with Skip Staheli to capture my Puerto Rican pride. *grins*

Prisilla~Puerto Rican Beauty.....

| STYLE CARD |

hair > Exile::Wild At Heart Natural Fusion 2

eyeshadow > :[The Plastik]:- Foxxe Makeups:// Radioactive

face paint > Luas Feral Face Tattoo 1

lipstick > Madrid Solo – Romance Couture – Ava Gold (lips only)

arm tattoos > \MaJaVicent/ – Nature in Taino

necklaces > MishMash BooBoo Honey & Pocahantas

dress > Luas Glenna Camisk White

feathers > Boudouir Wild Thing

Prisilla~Taina...

Both of the above photos I had done before I even considered applying for Colour of Couture and they seemed very appropriate to submit. I was very pleased to then be invited to the live cast, and the following was my styling for it.  The theme was to style inspired by the Giambattista Valli Spring 2014 Couture collection.

CoC Live Cast

| STYLE CARD |

head & shoulders > Zibska Manna Full Vs.

dress > Coquet. Shiver Gown

hip flowers > Dead Dollz Catrina Flowers – Hips

ring > (epoque) Metal Petal Ring – Rose/Rose

bracelet > =Zenith=Black Leather  White Pearl Stone Bracelet – Sliver

shoes > tulip. Twisted Sandals (Burgundy)

pose > Manifeste

location > Beautiful

I am thrilled to have been selected as an official candidate along with so many of my friends.  This will truly be quite the experience for us all and I look forward to sharing it with them and here on my blog.

Thank you so much for reading!

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“I am not African.
Africa is in me, but I cannot return.
I am not Taina.
Taino is in me, but there is no way back.
I am not European.
Europe lives in me, but I have no home there.

I am new. History made me. My first language is Spanglish.
I was born at the crossroads
and I am whole.”
~ Aurora Levins Morales

Paris and Judas

Hello Readers!

I am on a blogging roll!  Now I am sharing with you the latest from 7 Deadly S{k}ins, Baoba, and Dead Dollz.

(click photos to enlarge)

7ds 122813_001_frontIzara Zuta of 7 Deadly S{k}ins is on a roll herself with all the lovely skin she is producing.  Silvia is wearing:

skin > 7 Deadly s{K}ins – Paris

eyes > IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Celtic Green

lashes > *MC* “Falsies” by MonCherie

hair > BUFFY by Herve Faenzo, Browns (Chocolate) [former Collabor88 item]

hat > “Delicaty Red ” by BaObA (Available at this round of The Couturier’s Docks.  I have been a long time fan of the couture head wear by Baoba and this one does not disappoint.)

necklace >:[P]:- Krysis Chain:// Marah-Gold by The Plastik

dress > Rowena by Dead Dollz (This one is not a super new release, but it is recent and I LOVE the detail in this dress.  I HAD to blog it!)

gloves > [Belgravia] Jessamine Gloves – Nero Leather

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Then we have the handsome Judas…

7ds judas 2_001eSilvester is wearing:

skin > 7 Deadly s{K}ins – Judas Body 1 Tone3

eyes > IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Celtic Green

hair > Amacci Hair Seth ~ Dark Brown

necklace > .:EMO-tions:. * ULTRA * necklace (group gift)

earrings > Darkness Falls Mens Earrings (Chop Zuey Group Gift)

outfit > GizzA – December Group Gift [Male]

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All photos were taken on location at The Rose Theater and all poses used were Posesion.

Thank you for reading and do be sure to check my SLurls page for your shopping needs!

*Prisilla*

“Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is usually Judas who writes the biography.”
― Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist