I’m a Wild Thing

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Hello Readers!

Today I visited the Best of SL Boulevard as an official BOSL blogger. I thought it fitting to do my first official blog post in EVOLVE by the one and only Reign Congrejo Jameson. I am wearing the Wild Thing dress along with shoes and shades by Glamistry and one of my favorite Exile hairs called Falling for You. My pose is from Linda Reddevil’s pose shop, Devilish Poses.

So why start with a dress from Reign? I have gotten to know Reign over the course of my experience in Miss Colour of Couture 2014 and Miss Virtual World 2015 and have enjoyed the growth of our friendship. She is one of the most down to earth, funny and straight shooting people I have met on the grid and I enjoy her company. Getting to know her better was one of the many benefits of being in both competitions. Once I got over the fear I have with most new friends in not wanting to get in their IM box too much, I found that I could ask Reign pretty much anything and she would always have something to say… amusing, blunt, honest…Reign speaks her mind.

It was one of those times in her IM box that I got to asking about what it took to be a BOSL blogger that I wound up getting to blog for BOSL. I was thrilled of course and I look forward to spotlighting the many fine designers that have a shop on The Best of SL Boulevard.

Thank you for reading,
Prisillax0020Sx_LDCursiveFlo
“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Summertime Boheme

On A Lark July 2015

Hello Readers!

I was sorting through my inventory in my never ending quest to clean/organize/lighten it, when I came across a head scarf made by my SL mom, Discovering Destiny (aka Lark) from On A Lark.  I really don’t wear head scarves enough, and I see why, finding a hair to go under them can be a real challenge. I am wearing the April Headscarf in Eggplant with a bangs attachment (JOPE57) and hairbase from Boon. I have my Lara body on and was excited to use one of my older tattoos from Letis Tattoo called Bohemian with the Omega System Kit trick to get it to apply to Lara. Once again I was pleased with the results. I love the new lipsticks from Deessess that go with my Alicia skin and I am wearing the L’adoree shade for light skins. La Boheme just seemed so fitting with this look so I am wearing Glamour Eyes: Cassiopeia Set 1 #5. Then their was the Banjara silver talisman necklace from Zaara which really helped make the look. It was fun to dress up the simple Madison romper from The Secret Store, it was a lovely canvas to begin with. The Elysion sim was ever the perfect backdrop, and my pose is one from the new set called Andrea by KaTink, now available at Sneak Peek.

Thank you for reading,

Prisillax0020Sx_LDCursiveFlo

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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!

Prisillax0020Sx_LDCursiveFlo

“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

 

FashionArt Fashion Show Review

Hello Readers!

I had the pleasure of being a part of the FashionArt Finale Show today…not that FashionArt is over though!  It goes until the end of the month.  Today’s fashion show was the second of two put on to showcase the designers. I was honored to share the runway with so many talented and well known SL models, it was a real treat.  I teased my looks in a previous post, so I thought now I would break them down for you.

FA Finale Montage|CREDITS|(from left to right, bold items are FashionArt exlcusives)

Look 1
dress & vest > Delirium Style – Monet Maxi
hair > *~*Damselfly*~*Lucas
skin > Deesses by Natalie Wells
eyeshadow > Madrid Solo- Eyeshadow- Vixen 8
lipstick > Madrid Solo – Lip Art 2 – Style 3
necklace & bracelets > Maxi Gossamer  –  Boho Bliss Tassel-Tastic
belt > *COCO*_WrapSkinnyBelt_Silver
armlets > *On a Lark* Helena Bangle
shoes > *CASHMERE*Cassidy Heel/wood(black)

Look 2
dress > [LIV Glam] Boutique-[ SPRING14] Headband Alpha
purse > [LIV Glam] Boutique-[ SPRING14] Aisha Tote
hair > *~*Damselfly*~*Trinity
shoes > [LIV Glam] Boutique-[ SPRING14] Fancy
eyeliner> .:JUMO:. Mariah Eyeliners 004
lipstick >.:JUMO:. Mariah Coral Lips
skin > Deesses by Natalie Wells
eyeshadow > Essences – Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow 03
ring > Shakeup! Luna Ring [07]
necklace > Miamai_Vali Necklace
bracelets > Maxi Gossamer – Bangle – Athena

Look 3
outfit > [LIV Glam] Boutique-[ SPRING14] Body Party
purse > [LIV Glam] Boutique-[ SPRING14] Aisha Tote
hair > *~*Damselfly*~*Drewleigh
lipstick > .:JUMO:. Armorial Coffee Lips
eyeliner > .:JUMO:. Mariah Eyeliners 010
skin > Deesses by Natalie Wells
eyeshadow > Glam Orange by Dead Apples
jewelry > [Modern.Couture] – Delisiee Silver
ring > FINESMITH- Here comes the sun – Ring Onyx
shoes > [LIV-Glam]*WINTER-2012*-Janel Ankle Boot

Look 4
dress > [LIV Glam] Boutique-[ SPRING14] Recess
hair > *~*Damselfly*~*Kallima
nails > -{ZOZ}- Mesh Nails 2.0 Med 10 (slink elegant)
eyeliner > .:JUMO:. Mariah Eyeliners 002
lipstick > .:JUMO:. Mariah Wine Lips
shoes > [LIV Glam] Boutique-[ SPRING14] Fancy
skin > Deesses by Natalie Wells
eyeshadow > MONS / Makeups – Eyeshadow Foggy – fushia
earrings > [LeLutka]-JASMINE earrings
bracelets > Zaara : Ramya wood bangle *gold*

This is only a fraction of the amazing items available at FashionArt.  You have til May 31st to scoop them up, but why wait til then?

Thank you for reading,
Prisillax0020Sx_LDCursiveFlo
“I wanted to give a woman comfortable clothes that would flow with her body. A woman is closest to being naked when she is well-dressed.”
~
Coco Chanel

Chasing Koko

Hello Readers!

I think I am giddy because I have had a LONG and mildly stressful week in RL thanks to work and it is FRIDAY!  I love looking at my friends’ Flickr streams and appreciating their work.  I came across one by my dear friend (and sim-mate) Nariko and I was inspired to mimic her.  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery right? *winks*  Here is Nariko’s (aka Koko) image, posted today in honor of the latest issue of Style Kingdom, which is the debut for both of us in this wonderful publication. Click HERE to see Nariko and click HERE to see me…we both had the pleasure of being photographed by the very talented Pam Astonia. So here is my rendition, done in what I affectionately call “Koko Style.” (I hope you can see by now that my legacy name was not completely off base! *chuckles*)

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| STYLE CARD |
hair > /Wasabi Pills/ Kimmy Hair – Wild honey
boots > ::HH:: Hucci Westerly Booties – Toast
dress/tunic > [[Loovus Dzevavor]] Major: Nouveau Kaftan 2
eyeliner > [Buzz] Essentials – Smokey Royale Liner
stockings > erratic / ripped stockings – thigh / lime
rings > Izzie’s – Onyx Ring Middle Finger | Izzie’s – Triple Ring Ring Finger | LaGyo_Sasha ring gold
earrings > O.M.E.N – Large Earring – Natural – Light Wood
necklace > Zaara  : Karmuka necklace *wood gold*
bangles > Zaara : Ramya wood bangle *gold*
pose > Slouch

I need to get sappy for a moment. As I felt the urge to snap the above photo I found myself suddenly quite reflective.  Nariko and I met as models in AVENUE’s Model Academy, and our friendship has blossomed beautifully since.  Even before VISIONAIRE was a reality, she took it upon herself to teach me about SL photography, improved my photo taking abilities exponentially, and made me love location shooting.  I value her and our friendship so much and I feel so lucky to have her in my life.

When I was shooting for Style Kingdom, I shared with Pam that being published like this was one of my biggest SL modeling dreams.  I fought hard to earn my place among the talented models of Style Kingdom and felt once I had won the 2nd public casting that I had finally “arrived.”  So this issue has a very special place in my heart.  I have to thank all of the judges again who were a part of both castings, but namely Dougie for putting me through the most rigorous styling challenges I had ever faced as a young model.  I grew so much through that series of castings, his very honest critiques pushing me to grow as a model and stylist.  Through those castings I also got to meet Pam and Kiana…incredibly supportive and encouraging women who made the journey all the better.  So thank you Style Kingdom, for challenging me and welcoming me as a full fledged model. I look forward to a long relationship with you.

Thank you for reading and allowing me to share a bit more of me with you.

Prisillax0020Sx_LDCursiveFlo

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
~ Dalai Lama XIV

Selena Catsuit

Hello Readers!

What a week!  It was certainly a busy one which slowed my blogging but I am back!  Today I bring you a recent release from the new division of Legal Insanity called Bitch & Chic where everything is $110L.

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Once again I had the company of my good friend Geths and together we sported some Legal Insanity.

On Silvia:

shades > Legal Insanity – Shane Sunglasses – black/azure

catsuit > B&C by Legal Insanity – Selina catsuit zebra azure (complete with Lola and Phat Azz appliers)

skin > 7 Deadly s{K}ins – Tina B4b+ (complete with Lola, Phat Azz, and Loud Mouth appliers)

hair > [LeLutka]-SERENA

necklace > Maxi Gossamer – Necklace – Kalistar Collar

bracelets > Zaara : Ramya wood bangle *gold* (forearm R)

belt > *COCO*_V-ShapedBelt(Brown)-gold

shoes > *CASHMERE*Stamped Pointed Platform(leopard) – for Slink Medium Bare Feet

On Geths:

hair > [CheerNo] Hair_Enzo_Dark 3.4

shades > Legal Insanity – Pornstar Aviators silver – guys ed.

jaket/shirt > Legal Insanity – max biker jacket earth

shorts > Legal Insanity – Prasham loose shorts pinstripes brown

sneakers > PURF – Casper SOLID

Home Items:

wall decor > StoraxTree – Leaves Plant Shelf A

rug > StoraxTree – Brown Circles Shag Rug

couches > StoraxTree – Modern Leather Sofa Brown and Brass | Modern Leather Sofa Red and Dk Grey Chrome

lamp > MESHWORX ~ Solaris Lamp, Drop Rust Brown

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Thank you for reading!

*Prisilla*

“If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.”
― Robert Frost

Artemis

Hello Readers!

I am happy to share with you a very special moment in my modeling career.  The photo in this post was taken and processed for me by my good friend and talented photographer Nariko Okawa.  It captures the final challenge in Style Kingdom‘s 2nd Public Casting, the theme of which was lingerie.  I had been a part of the 1st public casting as well, and sadly came in 5th.  I enjoyed the open and honest critiques, meeting the judges who are names in the SL fashion industry in themselves, and the growth promoted by the styling challenges.  So while disappointed in my final placement, I was inspired to improve and have another go, even if that meant I was now competing against 80 other talented models/stylists instead of 25.

One would think the theme of lingerie would be simple, but it is complex in its simplicity.  There are so many ways one could go when styling lingerie…Victoria’s Secret? Boudoir? Showgirl? Dominatrix?  It is important to be unique in a casting, so that you aren’t just another pretty face, but also to keep sight of the theme.  So for me this meant digging around in my inventory for a piece to build around.  I have collected various things from Remarkable Oblivion (RO) since my AVENUE graduation show.  There is just something about RO items that convey fierceness and strength.  I had picked up a few RO items at the Body Modification Expo a few months back, with no real agenda.  I bought them because I liked them and in modeling you never know when an item will go perfectly with a look until you are styling.  In this case it was the Baphomet Horns – Celestial.  So I began with the horns and built the look around them, knowing lingerie had to be a part and thinking on what story I could tell.  As the look came together it became clear to me what I was building.  Artemis.

 (click photo to enlarge)Silly _ Artemis~

I am familiar with many of the Greek gods and goddesses, but allow me to paraphrase from Wikipedia.  Artemis is known as the  daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. She is often referenced as “Mistress of Animals.” She was the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women. She often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows. The deer and the cypress were sacred to her.

I attempted to capture as much of the essence of Artemis as I could in my styling, right down to the Manticore deer (tho admittedly it was more like a deer/dog as many have called it -lol-).  I built my look with many different designers…BlackLace, LpD, Zaara, Ison, Lelutka, Madrid Solo, Remarkable Oblivion, Baubles!, and the weapon maker Larion Rhode (LR Weapons).  I was amused that my prior experience in combat role play led me to a more than just a prop bow…I could really go out and shoot someone with it if I wanted to!

As with all of the SK challenge judging I was nervous as heck before taking the runway and standing before the judges, but I was pleased with what I had done and felt I approached the theme in a unique way.  I was overjoyed to find that the judges agreed, and that this time I would place 1st.  This was truly a momentous occasion in my SL modeling career.  I had suffered many rejections as all models do, but this time I was accepted and welcomed into a new family I am very eager to work with.

I would like to thank all the judges I have had the pleasure to meet and talk to over both castings…Dougie Boxen, Kiana Lexenstar, Cruz Quinnell, Pam Astonia, Payton Heron, RhiannaLynn Lane, Paradox Messmer, Jade Spectre, and Absinthe.  Your honest critiques gave me much needed food for thought and fuel for growth.

*Prisilla*

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston Churchill