|Model: Catalina Staheli
This was so exciting to start! My first challenge as a budding SL model. I have absolutely no expectations of anything coming of it. But I had fun putting this together!
So the theme was Spring Floral Street and boy was I a bit blonde when we started this, because I didn’t see the ‘street’ part. So I made a really nice spring floral look, but it wasn’t fitting the street part at all. Back to the drawing board!
And with that goof up, I was bit more careful about what I went looking for and then I reached out to one of my mentors, who took me by the hand and showed me two stores I’d never even heard of, but boy, I fell in love! I’m going to be heading back to both soon!
So let’s talk about what I found on my hunt. The first decision for me was the dress, a gorgeous creation by one of the new stores I’ve discovered, Zibska. I absolutely love how creative Zib is with her looks and how it really highlights just how amazing Second Life can be. But going back to this challenge!
With the theme of ‘floral’ as a major part of this challenge, I loved two things about this dress. One, the bright, vibrant hues that swirl together in a beautiful landscape, reminding me of a bed of flowers. The second reason was the shape of the skirt. With the addition of the belt, a cute find from MUSCHI, I just love how it blossoms out like the bell of a flower, all ruffles and beautiful flow.
From there I was shown the second new shop, [LeeZu!], and I fell in love all over again. These designs were more of the wearable every day bit and I could definitely see the street appeal, which works perfectly for this challenge! So I meandered around, but I kept coming back to the black Li-Belle top you see in the picture above. I just loved how unique it was and I could totally see a budding fashionista make something like this to wear. It wasn’t until I went to ultra settings to take the picture that I saw the texture and my jaw dropped in a great way. I loved how the sun shines off of the material and how it provides such a lovely contrast to the skirt.
Once my outfit was complete, it was time for shoes and accessories. I actually went back to Zibska on my mentor’s advice to check out the accessories and makeup and found these really cute boots, the Viatrix, that lace up along the leg and includes a hud to make them all different colors, including this awesome dark green. Modeling, I have such long legs, I like how the laces twine up along them like vines.
I had actually bought the earrings, the Seika earrings from the Kita Kamakura collection, a beautiful set from Chop Zuey, months ago as part of another venture, but I pulled them back out again as a whimsical thought and voila, it looked fantastic! Just the right hues of blue and green to match the dress.
I really wanted the earrings to shine through and the top to be showcased, so I opted for a short hair style for this look and TRUTH has this really cute little cut called Harley, which works perfectly all around for this!
Playing with my make up, all from Glam Affair, which is also where this skin is from, I teased out the colors a little more with blue and green around my eyes and fun purple for my lips and voila! My finished look for my very first challenge as a model. Yay!
You can find more about the challenge here!
Skin: Glam Affair
Hair: TRUTH Hair
Top: [LeeZu!]Belt: MUSCHI
Earrings: Chop Zuey
Pose – *PosESioN*