I don’t think there is such a thing as being too raunchy
when it comes to the art form of burlesque.
As promised Lovelies, here is a post dedicated to my inner Vegas showgirl to show everyone. Yesterday, I started the live challenges with 32 other girls who are competing to win this year’s MVW crown. The theme was Lady Marmalade meets Zumanity.
Now I will admit, I had no idea what Zumanity is, what it does or where to go for it, so I googled the crap load out of it. I watched the videos on youtube, read articles all over the web and unfortunately, I know the Lady Marmalade video very well as I think I have seen Moulin Rouge 10000 times.
So, I watched the video and the movie again and I was inspired by Satine when she was singing in the opening number Diamonds are a Girl’s Best friend. I thought I am going to make the biggest, tackiest, bling-est Las Vegas sensual show girl to be seen on this very red stage. So I mixed and matched a ton and came up with the look below-
The photos are courtesy of the amazing Addison Summerwind and the below one was taken during my dance as we were told to have a dance.
I mixed and matched a lot so here goes-
Headpiece and Back Ornament-Part of the French Snow Outfit by Champagne! Sparkling Couture
Lara mesh body by Maitreya
Tien hair by Fiore
Chloe eyeshadow by Alaska Metro
Delicious Shine lipstick by Glamourize
Parisenne nails by La Boheme
Red Bra part of Erratic lingerie set
Garter Belt, panties part of the Symphony Red/Black set by Blacklace with the Omega applier
Red stockings by Female Poison with appliers for the leggings and the slink feet.
The necklace,left side bracelet and belly jewel are all part of the Lucemia set by Lazuri
The right side bracelet was a recolor of the Jacqueline bracelet by Heth Haute Couture
My pink star poofer was from Lady Bunny’s mp store
Shoes by N-Core
My skin is my Amberly II in America by Glam Affair and my eyes are the sovereign eyes in Oxidation by Ikon
Poses were a combination from My Animation, Del May and Posesion.
I have to say I immensely loved this challenge. I truly enjoyed bringing out my inner Vegas showgirl.
Below, is my beautiful official portrait for MVW 2016, a special thank you to Enzo Champage!
Smiles! Wish me luck my Lovelies as I am going to bring my best this year
Brianna enjoyed the show today displaying her Pearls and Lace Bridal styling. The lace and pearls theme kept recurring in each styling draft for today’s challenge. So she just gave into her impulse and decided to style a Bridal look for the show. While clothes are rather sparse there are an amazing number of parts!
Today was our first runway show for Miss Virtual World. It was an exciting show and all 33 Misses looked amazing.
It’s so much fun to see the creativity of everyone and to be a part of this huge happening. In this blog, I’m sharing my styling credits with you.
Corset: FDD Stories | Little Mermaid Fitted Corset Underwear & Stockings: Maai | Zora Lingerie Gloves: Suki | Cherie Pink Jewelry: Zuri Jewelry | MVW Czarina Peacock Set Bow on wrist: Muka | Burlesque Bow Wings: Boudoir | Burlesque Dress Wings Shoes: Candydoll | Rosalinda Aqua Hair: Catwa | Rockstar Make up eyes: Madrid Solo | Shena Aqua Make up eyeliner: Mai Bilavio | Zora Rhinestone Mesh Liner Pink Make up Cheeks: Deetalez | Face Glitter Make up Lips: Swallow | Ashley Fuchsia Medium
Well well here it is the work of one month Challenge for Miss Azul !! It was intense it was sometimes stressful because it is summer here in California and that is when I work the most on my rl and time to keep up with both life is always a challenge itself but above all, it was such an unique experience to work with all this pictures and photographers styling and having not only the opportunity to challenge myself my limits my brain but also to completely fall in love with Azul. None of this would be possible if wasn’t for such huge variety in design and style options had available to me to work with. And of course I can not talk about this Portfolio without mention and give big thank you to this amazing artists that are Magissa DenverNimoe ConstantineLogan McMahan and my dear Astralia. Thank you so much all of you. Thank you Mami Jewell for allow me to be in such an amazing experience. Standing up bring on for next Challenge 😛
Hard to believe but this is the 30th round for The Challenge. How time flies! I have been along for the ride and it has been great fun seeing how the designers (sometime me too) use the theme to create new works each month.
This month’s theme is Electronics.
Long ago and far away we had “regular” cameras. A few folks still use film and developing, but most of us are now in the digital age. From ::NEWCHURCH:: a great set of cameras with lots of detail.
Now these spiffy cameras are a bit primmy (7-10) but they are also mod and if you are a gal or guy with a tiny bit of building experience it is very easy to attach the rezzable cameras as pose props. And that of course is JUST what I did.
I made a fairly nice camera when I was first learning mesh and along the way a set of camera poses; hence I was set for that part of the photo shoot. Now this cutie is much finer detailed than my one prim wonder of long ago; great for close up shots and all sorts of shenanigans.
It also comes with a strap. Rez it, wear it, enjoy it!
SLC Mesh Bandana Summer Top satin white Vanity Hair:Waimea (Aloha Fair)
Refreshed from my recent holiday , Im back to bring you a few of the releases for this months round of The Challenge. The theme is electronics and its REALLY a mixed bag! Above is a montage of items, plus a free mesh bed I picked up from Belle Epoque , you get four colours and each has poses for a singleton – low prim and perfect for photo props. Group is free to join also – I did notice as I was going through my emails that they have another group gift out , so if the bed is gone might be something different?
Close up of the Zeus digital camera by NewChurch, its static , so great for slipping onto a table or in a photo. Lovely details and comes with the option of strap or no strap.
I fell in love with this bakers block and décor items from 22769 bauwerk – Super pretty and ever-so-low prim, you get the kettle, coffee machine and tins also – perfect for staging your home.
I have serious doubts about how many responses I’ll have to this… but I’ve created an Ask Me Anything and will wait with baited breath to see if anyone asks me… anything. In the meantime, I’ll also answer Strawberry Singh’s questions, as she teases us with another of her incredibly fun memes!
If Linden Lab shut the door on Second Life, what do you think you might do to replace it, or the time you spend on it. Gaming, school, work, reading, other virtual world, etc? I would probably find other games to replace it. Before Second Life there was Gaia Online, and before that Fandom Wank; I don’t see myself leaving the internet any time soon. Second Life has held my attention for a hella long time, though, and I’m looking forward to seeing what Sansar is like. I just wish bloggers got to sneak in early!
What would you consider your mission statement for your blog? Creativity. I try to push myself to explore more things, and in more creative ways, and to explore all of the different worlds in Second Life. I also am pushing myself to think more creatively and create ways to express my feelings that I’m comfortable with.
What would you change about your SLife right now if you could just press a magic button and have it automatically happen? I would love to be able to run Second Life in ultra mode and record as well. I’ve been trying my hand at videos, and the drop in quality is depressing.
What topic would you like to see explored in a non fashion blog post? Anything you are curious about and want someone else to do all the research? I would love a real, comprehensive demographic study of Second Life. So often, explorations of SL end up focusing on small corners, but I’d love one which took into account everything, from the people who long in for SLex and leave, to the people who have built enormous worlds and lives. I want to know it all.
Do you have a point of contact in SL? Someone that a person from your RL knows to contact in case something happens to you or you are unable to get online for an extended period of time? No, but I’ve been considering setting that up. I do have people from Second Life where we’re in touch offline, though.
What provides you the most inspiration and motivation to keep learning and growing? What keeps you from being held back by the common negativity in SecondLife and elsewhere? One of the inspirations for Sunday Squee, and why I keep doing it, is to try to find that positivity. Some weeks it’s really challenging, and this year has been difficult from a ton of different angles, but I’m hanging in there and trying to remember all of the things I love.
How do you deal with other bloggers (who don’t know you personally) that are spiteful towards you? That actually hasn’t happened to me, so far as I know. Everyone I’ve met has been very kind. This is more a function of my being small potatoes than anything else, though – one of the things which attention brings is negative responses.
What is your advice to those that admire you and what you do, hoping to be able to do some of the same things with as much confidence as you often seem to have? Most confidence that appears real is fake. Inside, I think almost everyone feels scared and alone – a bunch of us have just learned to put on a calm face and keep going. I feel insecure most of the time, but I try to focus on my most central values and keep moving and doing what I think is right, and hope things turn out for the best in the end.
Name 5 favorite events in Second Life. Genre; I adore the different themes and how unique each tends to be – even when the pickings are scarce! Fantasy Faire; I love the magic and whimsy which accompanies it. A Tattered Page; I love the connection between books and creativity. Second Life’s Advent Season; the stores change almost every year, but the generosity remains the same. 21 Shoe; every month I have an excuse to do something creative and fun with entirely too many shoes, and this event is why!
Name three of your favourite blogs. This is a very hard question – I link to a ton of blogs on my sidebar of any number of provenances; picking three will be tough.
Ziki Questi’s Blog; I love the places she visits and shares, and the fact she’s a delightful person doesn’t hurt. Honour McMillan’s Blog; I love her analysis of different places she visits and the art she views. Canary Beck’s Blog; I don’t always agree with her, but she always gives me food for thought.
And indeed, some questions came in!
Have you always been a faery in Second Life? (Strawberry Singh) Almost from the beginning. One of the first things I purchased was a set of wings, and I’ve been wearing them very since. I have one alt who is also winged, but the other Deoridhes aren’t.
What is your most prized possession in your inventory? It’s very difficult to say; I have a core set of things I wear all of the time, which would qualify as very important, and a set of things with high sentimental value, which would count as very important, but right now I’m borrowing a single item from a friend – a gacha rare, and I think that has to win the prize for most important, since it’s borrowed.
How do you manage to post blog posts so frequently? Do you have any tips for bloggers who are trying to improve themselves? I honestly don’t consider myself to blog a lot, though since the beginning of the year I’ve been trying for final numbers close to once a day. Mixing in short posts helps a lot – for example, I blog 21 Shoe and I tend to do a separate post for every show, which bumps up my numbers. I have an entire category, shorts, which are just images and a few words, and I’ll do one of those when I feel like I haven’t blogged enough. Anything with a lot of copy takes longer unless I’m really inspired. As for trying to improve yourself, that really depends on what you think your weaknesses are. Identify a few bloggers you would like to be like and look at what they do, how they do it, etc… Then try to match that and see how it goes. It may not be a good fit – it’s easy to admire what we don’t have – but at least you will have tried.
What’s your favorite fashion style for blogging? It’s hard for me to chose between Quasi-Lolita (I say quasi because my tops tend to be low-cut, which is NOT Lolita) and a princess pretty style. I like to mix it up, though, and push the envelope. I don’t want to be known for just one style, or even just one color!
About a year and a half ago I created an account on Ask.fm and put it on my blog and some of my social media asking people to send me any questions they wanted to ask me. Since this kind of thing is anonymous, you can imagine some of the questions I’ve received so far. […]
1. Have you reached the 42 group limit? I have reached the limit. I am not sure when I reached it, but I am fairly certain that it didn’t take too long to do so. Especially as a blogger.
2. Do you do a lot of group hopping to keep up with all the groups you want to stay a part of? I sometimes feel like I do a lot of group hopping. There are groups that I NEED to be a part of, as a blogger, or vendor, but also groups I don’t want to leave for certain reasons, like having had to leave the Hogwarts RP group even though I really didn’t want to. I am also careful about leaving groups I have paid for. Some of them cost a lot of money, and I don’t want to have to pay for them again.
3. What makes you want to join a group? Usually the benefits. Do I get a great discount? Is it a group I want to stay informed on? I don’t like then they spam all the time, unless I find the information very important.
4. A lot of store VIP groups have a group fee which you have to pay to join. How do you feel about paying group fees? I am influenced by group fees depending on what I get for the fee. I don’t like paying the L$ 500 fees for sure, I am more okay with the L$ 100-150 group fees. The lower the easier it is to leave to make space because I know I can pay again to join and it wont break my bank. If I am getting great discounts, or fantastic gifts that I can really use then the group fees aren’t so bad.
5. Name a few groups that you are a part of that you feel everyone should look into joining and share your reasons behind that. Of the groups I am currently a part of I would suggest Seraphim for sure! They are attached to nearly every event/store sale/yardsale out there. It is hard for me to suggest a certain store because it depends on your own tastes. It can also be tricky to pick club groups, because that also depends on what you are looking for. I do have my favorite groups, but if there was just one group I HAD to pick one, it would be the Seraphim group, if you like shopping at all, male, female, child, fur, any body really.
Disclaimer: Photos may be editing in some fashion (more then just cropping). Unless other wise said. If you find something you would like to buy in sl, please look for the DEMO and try it first. Feel free to leave comments or message me in world with anything you need to ask, or what to say!