So, I went over to the Media area at the FFL sim and picked up a few things to share with you, to give you a taste of what is available at this year’s event.
The first that caught my eye was the “Ceres” gown, made by Vivien Emerald, the designer of Desir. OK, once I saw the name of the gown I went for it as I do love all things Greek!
I cannot believe it’s only been a week since the MVW finals, it’s weird as it seems much longer than that. So, I thought “get back to it Kim” and dug around in my inventory to make a look for today.
I love this Baiastice jacket and Fanatik skirt, but I wanted to soften the look a little as it is quite sharp. I’d just bought a really sweet outfit from Agnes Finney’s shop (thanks Irina xxx) called “Agnes Midnight White”. It comes with all kinds of things, but the blouse was just perfect for the look I wanted. It’s a delicate white lace blouse with a high, frilled collar and so so feminine.
Jacket – Evange Black – Baiastice
Skirt – Pencil Skirt Leather Black – FANATIK
Blouse – From Agnes 3 White – Agnes Finney
Shoes – Femme Noir Intense – N-Core
Hair – Wherever Blonde 10 – Elikatira
Hose – Black S01 – Bax Coen
Jewellry – Omochi Black – Mandala
Lipstick – Dark Vibrant red – Izzie’s
Glasses – Electra – Solar Eyewear
Gloves – Agnes Midnight Gloves – Agnes Finney
I have to confess that is was a fear/happiness reaction I think, fear of what was to come and happiness in all that had happened in the previous 4 months.
10am………the curtains rose on the finals of Miss Virtual World 2013. At the same time the curtains rose, so did my heart rise into my mouth.
Our first walk was to show our National gowns, the gowns that reflected and were inspired by our countries. As I actually am a Cypriot, the influences were many and subtle, but I was just delighted with how the gown looked. This is my National gown, brilliantly captured at the final show by Tillie Ariantho.
The last 2 challenges were quite different and challenging in their own way, so as usual, I dived in to see what I could come up with.
The Apocalytpic challenge asked us to style an outfit showing how the world would end if it were ending tomorrow. After many aborted attempts to get something that looked right, I thought about global warming, the melting ice-caps (yes they are, but lets not get into that now) and decided that the end of the world would be brought about by water.
Finding this style was not easy at all, but after buying the gorgeous “Laylak” gown from Vero Modero, the style started to crystallize in my head. I found the perfect skin over at Boudoir and just upstairs from the skin was the ideal hair.» View author and full post…
I went into the contest with my eyes wide open, having no idea what to expect or what would really be required.Well, I can safely say my styling skills have been stretched to the limit and beyond, I learned new things, modified old ones and generally really grew as a model and a person.
Before the contest, I had a small SL family. That family is now increased by 29 amazing, wonderful women who have become like sisters to me over the past 4 months. They could not have been friendlier, more gracious and giving of their time or supportive to me who was, quite honestly, scared out of my wits.
The contest made me think, question my skills, re-evaluate them and learn. It has been such an eyeopener to what is really possible with SL fashion and clothes. I do things now I would never have been able to do 4 months ago and if I am honest with myself, things I would not have DARED to do !» View author and full post…
Reign now makes some marvellous mesh and I thought I would share this one with you. It’s part of a collection of dresses called “Noir Beauty” and comes in 10 different patterns.
We were all asked to meet with the press at the BOSL Country Club and we were asked to style a really sweet cocktail dress, the “Cosmic Sequin” dress from Mimikri. We were permitted to choose our favourite colour and then to style as we wished with jewellry, accessories and suchlike.
I like pink, so I was happy to find the dress in a lovely delicate pink shade, with gold and beige accents from the sequin overlay. It just struck me as it was a dress I would wear for a day at the races, so I styled it to look like that, a day having a glass of champagne and hoping one of my horses won!
Shoes – SENSE 2 “Champagne” – N-Core
Hair – Veronica Mesh Hair – Golden – Wasabi Pills
Eyeshadow – LIQUID EYESHADOW -peach – KOSH
Eyeliner – Cat Eyeliner 2 – Izzie’s
Lipstick – Lipstick raspberry – Izzie’s
Hat – Flora Hairband – Pink – Bliss Couture
Nails – NAIL/female medium – [MANDALA]
Shoes – SENSE 2 “Champagne” – N-Core
Jewellry – Nirmala Collection – Chop Zuey
Clutch – Valentino Recoloured – KR Designs
Our penultimate challenge was to create an outfit inspired by RL designer, Valentino Garavani. Frolic gave us a link to examine and it proved to be very inspiring indeed. Some of his designs quite simply take the breath away.
After spending a long time browsing the collections, I decided to try and recreate this gown, which debuted at the Fall 2012 shows. After much headscratching looking on the Marketplace, I decided to take a risk and make it all myself, even down to the clutch bag (did I regret making that bag , whew). It took the better part of a day to make all the textures and get them just how I wanted them. Here’s how it came out :-
This last weekend saw the next in the series of challenges that make up a big part of the Miss Virtual World pageant for this year. After the first two, I knew I really had to pull something special out of the bag, this years’ contestants are all amazingly skilled
Amutey DeCuir, the Bliss Couture designer sent all of us a box of things from her store to use to style a new Bliss outfit from. We could do whatever we liked to them, link, delink, torture them till they screamed, the one thing we could not do was to change the texture or colour. We were sent all sorts of things to play with, so I dived in with relish.
I selected the “Wynn” gown in red as, well, I like red. A long mesh gown, it fitted me like a glove so I had the basis of the style I wanted to create.» View author and full post…