Friday, September 22, 2017

Miss COC USA 2017 - Interview Challenge


STYLING BRIEF:
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A seemingly upstanding Motion Picture Film Producer and all around charming woman, she was the last person anyone would suspect of running a thievery ring, but that’s what made her so good at it.  Making off with millions while tipping her hat to the unsuspecting victim, she had the most successful operation in any major city.

Style a luxe, old-fashioned look for the leader of a thievery ring of a Major City

Background Story
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Upon reading the styling brief a few key points just really stood out.  The first was Motion Picture.  That is the term used when movies first came out in the 1900’s and with sound in the 1920’s and 1930’s.  The next was Film Producer.  The Producer is the person with all the money.  The next was Major City.  The major cities in the US in the 20’ and 30’s were New York and Chicago.  So, 1920’s-1930’s, millions of dollars, Chicago/New York, leader of a thievery ring brought one image to mind: Gangsters like Al Capone, Bugsy Siegel, and John Dillinger.  These men were known for wearing black or pinstriped suits, ties, fedoras, and wing tip shoes.

Style Card
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Hat - Creative Design - Fedora Hat
Top - Tori's Style -Open Shirt with Jacket - Lexi
Tie - Mud - Fem Tie
Pants - Something Sexy - Paola
Shoes - Phunk - Wingtip
Monocle - Heth Haute Couture - The Royal Visions Monocle
Earrings - Heth Haute Couture - Siamond Stud Earrings
Brooch - Heth Haute Couture - Florian's Remembrance Brooch
Ring - Dressed by Lexi - Blessed Birthstone Ring
Cane - [ht+] - Walking Cane - The dapper

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Vann Underwood - Melted Crayons (Catwalk Trunk Show)



It's almost time for the biannual Catwalk Trunk Show.  The fall fashion shows are on September 30 - October 1 at 10am and 4pm SLT each day.  Here is a sneak peak of one of the exclusives.  This outfit is Melted Crayons by Vann Underwood.  With Fall just around the corner and that little nip in the air, Melted Crayons is a soft warm fashion forward outfit for those walks along the beach, evening outside dinners, or just watching the sunset with your loved one.  Melted Crayons is a multiple colored gradient mini, long sleeve, sweater dress with a matching fur collar and yellow tights.  The dress comes in XXS, S, M, L; the collar comes in:  XS, M, L, XL; and the tights come with an Omega applier.

Style Card
Outfit
Outfit - {VU} - Melted Crayons

Shoes - 
KC - Astrid Ankle BootsJewelry - Random-Onics - Crayon Set

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Hair -
Exile - Spice
Body -
Maitreya - Lara
Head -
LeLutka - Simone 3.0
Eyes - 
Mayfly - Luminous - Mesh Eye Stormy Blue
Eyeshadow - Zibska - Sal
Lipstick -
Zibska - Lone

Nails - Nailed It - Dark Set
Skin - Glam Affair - Exotic

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

V-Twins - Italy & Cassidy / 7 Deadly s{K}ins - Seagull


V-Twins has a new sexy biker outfit called Italy.  Italy come with a black leather harness, black leather pants with cutouts, black leather armlets, black leather gloves, and black lenses biker sunglasses.  These pieces can be mixed and match with many of your other V-Twins outfits or items from your inventory.  Italy comes with Omega appliers and tattoo layers so it can be worn by classic and mesh avatars.

V-Twins's Bootleggerz line has a new shoe, Cassidy.  Cassidy is a leather platformed, peep toe, stiletto heeled ankle boot cut out platform, decorative chain, and plenty of spikes.  Cassidy has a HUD for that perfect customization.  There are two metals:  gold and silver; six hues of  each black and brown; two hues of each pink and white; six colors:  blue, tan, beige, purple, red, and salmon; and six colors of denim:  blue, black, brown, pink, red and green. Cassidy fits Maitreya, Slink, Belleza, and TPM mesh feet.

7 Deadly s{K}ins has a new skin called Seagull.  This is a beautifully even tones skin, with luscious lips, gently peach blush, nicely rounded brows, and a touch of color around the eyes.  Seagull comes in six hues:  sand, apricot, oak, pineapple, taupe, and walnut.  Seagull comes with Omega appliers.

Outfit
Top - 
V-Twins - Italy
Pants - 
V-Twins - Italy

Shoes - V-Twins - Bootleggerz - Cassidy
Glasses -  V-Twins - Italy














AvatarHair  - ARGrace - Kokoro - Black
Body - 
Maitreya - Lara
Head - 
LeLutka - Simone 3.0
Eyes - 
Mayfly - Luminous - Stormy Blue
Skin - 7 Deadly s{K}ins - Seagull - Oak

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Zhora Design - Boxing Beauty / 7 Deadly s{K}ins - Vyra / PREY - Beady Heart Necklace(50L Weekly Special)


 

Zhora Design has the outfit for today's athletic woman called Boxing Beauty.  Boxing Beauty comes with a halter top, hipster bottoms, extreme high top high foot boxing shoes, boxing gloves, and a boxing ring with animations.  Boxing Beauty comes in blue, pink, purple, and red.  Boxing Beauty fits Slink(Physique, Hourglass), Belleza(Venus, Isis, Freya), and Maitreya.

7 Deadly s{K}ins has a new skin Vyra and in one of its new tones Coconut.  Vyra is a beautiful smooth skin with shading around the eyes and high arched brows.  The color Coconut is a warm gorgeous chocolate brown

PREY's Beady Heart necklace is this week's 50L special. This simple silver wire necklace has round beads with a heart centered in the middle.


Style Card
Outfit

Top - 
Zhora Design - Boxing BeautyBottom - Zhora Design - Boxing Beauty
Shoes - 
Zhora Design - Boxing Beauty
Gloves -
 
Zhora Design - Boxing Beauty
Ring - Zhora Design - Boxing Beauty
Necklace - PREY - Junky Jewelry - Beady Heart Necklace - Silver

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Hair - Analog Dog - Evolve - Blacks

Eyes - Mayfly - Luminous - Mesh Eye Stormy Blue
Body - 
Maitreya - Lara
Head - 
LeLutka - Simone 3.0
Skin - 
 
7 Deadly s{K}ins - Vyra - Coconut

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Miss COC USA 2017 - Tribal Chic - CatsMeow17


****STYLE BRIEFING****
                               
Fashion just went Rogue

Miss Colour of Couture has just went tribal chic..  You are to represent your country in Tribal Couture.  What does that mean you ask?  Well how would you represent your country that would not conform to others in the fashion sense?  How about setting the trend instead of following it. You have never conformed to the desired standard.

You want an out of the norm tribal high fashion outfit of your country that will definitely make you the trend setter and have them raving for more.

DESCRIPTION
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There are 566 federally-recognized and more than 100 state-recognized Native American tribes in the United States.  I couldn’t just pick one tribe, so I looked for what was common among the tribes and what was quite unique.  Three items were common across many of the tribes:  feathers, fringe, and leather.  I incorporated these items in the neck corset, skirt, and shoes.  Everyone thinks of Native Americans has having long straight hair or long braids, so I chose a hair style close to the unique hairstyle of the Hopi females.  My jewelry is made from obsidian also known as Apache Tears.  Legend has it that as the Apache women wept over the death of their warriors, their tears fell; black stones were formed on the white, sandy earth. For my makeup, I chose the Sioux tribe's war paint; simple yet bold.

STYLE CARD
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Neck Corset - Elegance Boutique - Pia - Black
Skirt - Asteria - Ela Fringed Belt - Black
Bottoms - Gawk! - High Waisted Panties - Red
Shoes - Zhora Design - Ava
Jewelry - Kunglers - Efigenia Set
Makeup - Mad' - Sioux Face Tattoo
Hair - Tukinowaguma - Sabas

Miss COC USA 2017 - Deserted Island Couture - CatsMeow17


 

****STYLE BRIEFING****
                                        
You have been waiting for this getaway for a long time with your loved one. You guys have planned to take a pacific cruise using your own personal yacht. The romance is brewing as the approaching vacation is near.  With an exhale of relief. You and your loved one are now boarding your yacht together. You two cast away in to open waters. Everything is going well until the yacht crashes into a stretch of coral reef which was not seen until it was too late. The yacht begins to sink as you both are trying to get everything you can take with you while inflating a small raft that you had for emergencies. The yacht sinks completely as you watch it go down from the raft.. You drift for days until you reach a deserted island. Days go by and you realize that this island may be your last place to live, if you guys are not found.

"STYLE A HIGH FASHION LOOK that uses some clothing and whats in your immediate environment, to create the ULTIMATE LOST AT SEA COUTURE OUTFIT"

Background Story
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OMG! I can’t believe our dream vacation has turned into such a nightmare.  If I have counted correctly, today is our anniversary. I want to do something special for my husband.  He has been working so hard to build us a shelter, find food, and get fresh water.  I am sure he is sick of seeing me in the same old torn up shirt and shorts.  I am going to make an amazing outfit and cook a fantastic dinner to celebrate our anniversary and that we have survived this ordeal together.  I start wandering the beach and the edge of the jungle, looking for items I can use.  I found some palm fronds; great for a skirt and shoes.  These lovely large green leaves will make great foundations.  Oh wow, feathers!  Feathers can make any outfit sexy.  But, I need to give this outfit some bling.  As I walk along the beach, I find some beautiful coral and colorful shells; which I can string together into jewelry.  It must be my lucky day, because I came across some large mollusks that I can use the shells for a top and its meat for a delicious coconut seafood chowder.

Style Card
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Top - Broken Style - Mohana Shell 5
Skirt - Broken Style - Mohana Skirt 3
Bikini - NAKA - Eve & Ivy
Backpiece - Snowpaws - Sirina Feather Stote - Fire
Arm Bands - Carrie's - Poison Ivy Armbands
Headpiece - Finesmith - Riri - Fog
Earrings - Finesmith - Riri
Necklace - Finesmith - Riri - Inspiration - Pink
Ring - Finesmith - Riri - Inspiration
Sandals - Rebel Hope - sunset Mesh Sandals
Eye makeup - ALMA - All Blacks
Lipstick - Pink Fuel - Glamorous Gloss - Nudes
Hand Tattoos - Aurica Store - Mila Tattoo
Belly Tattoo - InnerJoy Love Creations - Henna Belly Tattoo
Hair - A&A - Fina - Moonlight

PREY - Ashley(68 Main) & Brass Earrings / 7 Deadly s{K}ins - Kelly(68 Main) / V-Twins - Bootleggerz - Vogue


 
T
he latest event to hit the grid is 68 Main.  Both PREY and 7 Deadly s{K}ins have exclusive items at this event.

PREY's exclusive is Ashley.  Ashley is a fashion forward two piece outfit that is perfect for work, luncheons, and shopping on the grid.  The top is a long sleeve, cowl neck,  midriff sweater done in a black and grey paisley print.  The bottoms are a pair of high waist, capri pants with three pairs of brass buttons on a cumberbun matching paisley panel and matching paisley cuffs.  Ashley's top and bottom both come in sizes:  XXS, XS, S, M, and L.

7 Deadly s{K}ins's exclusive is Kelly skin and shape.  Kelly is a gorgeous skin with light shadowing.  It also has delicate, faint, angel kisses (AKA freckles) across the cheeks and nose.  Kelly has very realistic rounded brows.  The skin come in tones:  caramel, chestnut, marshmellow, pineapple, sand, and walnut.  Kelly comes with Omega MESH skin box with FACE applier fitted for the LAQ BENTO mesh face Jade.  Kelly shape is copy and modify and comes with LAQ BENTO mesh head appliers.

V-Twins has a great shoe in their Bootleggerz line called Vogue.  Vogue is a stiletto heeled, platform, ankle boot with accent traps, studs, and spikes.  Vogue come with a HUD that control shoe, strap, and stud/spike color.  The shoe comes in eight colors:  black, brown, pink, white, red, purple, green, and blue.  The straps come in eight colors:  black, brown, pink, white, red, purple, green, and blue.  The studs come in four colors:  silver, dark gold, bright gold, and black.  Vogue fits Belleza, Slink, and Maitreya mesh feet. 

Style Card
Outfit

Top - Prey - Ashley
Pants - Prey - Ashley
Shoes -  V-Twins - Vogue - Black with Silver
Earrings - Prey - Junky Jewelry - Brass Earrings - Gold

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Hair - ARGrace - Nao - Ginger
Eyes -
Mayfly - Luminous - Mesh Eye Stormy Blue
Body -
Maitreya - Lara
Head -
LeLutka - Simone 3.0
Skin - 7 Deadly s{K}ins - Kelly - Marshmellow

Shape - 7 Deadly s{K}ins - Kelly (modified figure)
Eyeshadow - Izzie's - Glossy Eyeshadows
Lipstick -
Izzie's - Lipgloss
Nails - Nailed It - Dark Set

Thursday, September 7, 2017

PREY - Kyoto(SWANK) & Blazing Stone Earrings / 7 Deadly s{K}ins - Salt


 

This month's theme at SWANK was Tokyo.  PREY created an urban street style outfit called Kyoto.  Kyoto comes with a top, bottom, and shoes.  The top is a sleeveless shell top with an assymetrical layered opening.  The bottom layer is a solid rust color while the top layer is a harlequin check pattern of grey and light rust.  The bottoms are a riding breeches style in grey with splashes of gold with a rust colored sash tie.  The shoes are a pair of rust suede slip-ons with a top lace panel.  The top comes in XXS, XS, S, M, and L.  The pants come in XXS, XS, S, M, L, and Fitted.  The shoes are for Slink flat feet.

One of the newest additions to the PREY Junky Jewelry line is the Blazing Stone Earrings.  Blazing Stone is a pair of large boho/gypsy style hoop earring with a large grey-white stone with crescent moon cut outs on each side.

One of 7 Deadly s{K}ins's new skins is Salt.  This is a lovely skin with an beautiful curved brow, gentle blush, and delicate shading.  I am wearing Cotton Candy which is a perfect colored skin to be worn with rust or light brown colored hair.  Salt comes in the following tones:  caramel, cotton candy, marshmellow, sand, pineapple, almond, cashew, oak, taupe, and walnut.  Salt comes with Omega face and body appliers.


Style Card
Outfit

Top - Prey - Kyoto
Pants - Prey - Kyoto
Shoes - Prey - Kyoto
Earrings - Prey - Junky Jewelry - Blazing Stone - Silver

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Hair - Amacci - Zip Duo
Eyes -
Mayfly - Luminous - Mesh Eye Stormy Blue
Body -
Maitreya - Lara
Head -
LeLutka - Simone 3.0
Skin - 7 Deadly s{K}ins - Salt - Cotton Candy

Eyeshadow - Izzie's - Glossy Eyeshadows
Lipstick -
Izzie's - Lipgloss
Nails - Nailed It - Dark Set

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

V-Twins - Behavior Biker / 7 Deadly s{K}ins - Cicely / PREY - Runaway Choker & Groups Gifts

 

Summer is still here and there is nothing like a great casual outfit to wear around the house, hanging with friends or running errands.  Behavior Bike is that outfit with it tank style midriff top with cutouts and hip hugging denim short shorts with belt.  The top comes with a HUD for your customization: 2 top colors (black and brown) and eight different patches.  The shorts come with a HUD for your customization:  four short colors (black, blue, stone washed blue, white) and two types of patching or unpatched.  The belt also has a HUD with five color choices (black, brown, light brown, white, pink)

PREY's September group gift is Chunky Earrings from their new Junky Jewelry line.  These earrings are large thick silver hoops with protruding spikes.

HIS PREY's September group gift is Eyebrow Piercing.  This piercing is a simple silver double ball on each side of the brow.  This piercing can be worn by both men and women.

7 Deadly s{K}ins new skin Cicely is exquisite.  It has a beautiful even shading with gorgeous rounded very realistic looking brows.  Cicely come with a brow or no brow option in shades:  apricot, caramel, oak, pineapple, sand, and taupe.  This lovely skin comes with omega appliers.

Outfit
Top - 
V-Twins - Behavior Biker
Shorts - 
V-Twins - Behavior Biker

Rings - RealEvil Industries - Elektra

Necklace - PREY - Junky Jewelry - Runaway - Silver 
Eyebrow Piercing - PREY - HIS PREY - Eyebrow Piercing - Silver (September HIS PREY Group Gift)
Earrings - PREY - Junky Jewelry - Chunky Earrings - Silver (September PREY Group Gift)
Belly Piercings - RealEvil Industries - LUX 

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Hair - 
Lelutka - Pocahontas - Pitch
Body - 
Maitreya - Lara
Head - 
LeLutka - Simone
Eyes - 
Mayfly - Luminous - Stormy Blue
Skin - 7 Deadly s{K}ins - Cicely - Oak


Saturday, September 2, 2017

2017 Miss Colour of Couture styling of “Polished Punk”



Photos and Photoshop Editing by Rob and Rya Santana.

V-Twins - Ranger Blue Denim


If you are looking forward to a hot summer day of riding then V-Twins's Ranger Blue Denim is the perfect outfit.  The top is a sexy little bandeau top with a center tie and small cute off the shoulder band sleeves.  The pants are high waisted, boot leg jeans with two rear pockets and a double belt.  The top comes with a HUD with 27 different color and pattern options.  The pants come in three colors of blue denim and your choice of plain, patched, and distressed.  The belt comes in three colors:  black, brown, and white.  Ranger Blue Denim is available in:  Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Maitreya, Slink, Venus.

Outfit
Top - V-Twins - Ranger Blue Denim
Pants - V-Twins - Ranger Blue Denim

Belt - - V-Twins - Ranger Blue Denim
Necklace - EarthStones - Love Me Tender Musical Locket - Silver
Rings - RealEvil Industries - Elektra

Eyebrow Piercing - PREY - Eyebrow Piercing - Silver
Earrings - PREY - Junky Jewelry - Chunky Earrings - Silver
Nose Piercing - RealEvil Industries - LUX 
Belly Piercings - RealEvil Industries - LUX 

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Hair - Lelutka - Pocahontas - Pitch
Body - Maitreya - Lara
Head - LeLutka - Karin
Eyes - Mayfly - Luminous - Stormy Blue
Skin - Glam Affair - Exotic

Friday, September 1, 2017

Miss COC USA 2017 - Polished Punk - CatsMeow17


Inspiration
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When I first heard punk, especially 1980’s punk, a particular image came to mind:  black leather, red/black plaid, boots, spikes, piercings, and wild hair.  Hearing the world polished, I thought of refined.  So, I wanted to present punk in a more refined upscaled look.  After looking at the inspiration picture, I decided to go with the pinks and purples as my palette.  So, take your traditional punk outfit and replace the blacks with purples and the reds with pinks.  Instead of several outlandish body piercings, I have just a couple of strategically placed piercings.  Instead of the extreme wild mohawks with loud primary colors, I went with a softer hairstyle dyed pink.  To give the styling that edgy look, I did accent with a little black and spikes.

Style Card
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Top - Faith - Stella Corset
Jacket - V-Twins - Avid Leather Jacket
Skirt - erratic - pepper - skirt / pink plaid
Panties - Carrie's - Sami - Hot Pink
Boots - V-Twins - Bootleggerz - Bound Leather Boots
Hair - Tameless - Despina - Pinks and Purples
Nails - RealEvil Industries - Electra Nails and Rings
Rings - RealEvil Industries - Electra Nails and Rings
Belly Piercings - RealEvil Industries - LUX Heart Set
Necklace - CPD - Punk Rock Girl Spiked Choker
Bracelets - CPD - Punk Rock Girl Spiked Leather Wristbands
Nose Septum - PREY - Silve Nose Septum Kalaidescope
Eye Shadow - SlackGirl - DeepLine
Lipstick - LIVIA - Glamorous Gloss - Blacks - Neutrals

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

V-Twins - Sweet Treat Biker


V-Twins's new release Sweet Treat Biker is candy to the eyes.  This tasty leather short set is great for bike rides, shooting pool, and parties.  The top is a black halter with thin licorice like straps and body ties.  The top comes with a HUD with several patches.  The black leather boy shorts has a metal chain buckle and a HUD with several patches.  Both the top and short HUDs come with a plain and several patched options.  Sweet Treat Bike comes in:  XXS, XS, S, M, L, Curvy, Fine, Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Maitreya, Ocacin, Physique, TMP, and Venus.


Outfit
Top - V-Twins - Sweet Treat Biker
Shorts - V-Twins - Sweet Treat Biker
Rings - RealEvil Industries - Elektra

Face Piercings - RealEvil Industries - LUX 
Belly Piercings - RealEvil Industries - LUX 

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Hair - Lelutka - Lana - Almost Goth
Body - Maitreya - Lara
Head - LeLutka - Karin
Eyes - Mayfly - Luminous - Pale Bronze
Skin - Glam Affair - Exotic

Eye Makeup - ALMA - All Blacks
Lipstick - Zibska - Lone

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

V-Twins - Dark Youth


V-Twins's new release Dark Youth is that perfect combination of leather and lace.  This outfit is perfect for clubbing and hanging with friends.  This micro-mini corseted dress has a leather collar, ties, front panel, and trim; with lace sides, sleeves, and back.  For that added edge, there are lace stockings with leather bands and garters.  Dark Youth comes in two packs.  Each pack has eight colors and four skull patched.  Dark Youth is available in:  XXS, XS, S, M, L, Curvy, eBody, Fine, Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Maitreya, Ocacin, Slink, TMP, and Venus.

Outfit
Dress - V-Twins - Dark Youth - Skulls Pack
Hose - V-Twins - Dark youth - Skulls Pack
Rings - RealEvil Industries - Elektra

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Hair - Lelutka - Lana - Almost Goth
Body - Maitreya - Lara
Head - LeLutka - Karin
Eyes - Mayfly - Luminous - Pale Bronze
Skin - Glam Affair - Exotic

Zhora Design - Peacock




Zhora Design's Peacock costume is absolutely stunning.  This costume would be wonderful for Halloween, Dance Routines, Plays, or Roleplay.  Peacock had a large elaborate tail with an abundance of feathers; a sexy cut monokini with a peacock feather texture; a glorious metal headpiece with feathers and gems; a precious gem peacock necklace and earrings set; and matching thigh high platform stiletto sandal.  This costume is available in Slink (Physique - Hourglass), Belleza (isis - Venus- Freya), and Maitreya.

Style Card
Outfit

Outfit - 
Zhora Design - Peacock
Headpiece - Zhora Design - Peacock
Shoes - 
Zhora Design - Peacock
Jewelry -
 Zhora Design - Peacock

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Eyes - 
Mayfly - Luminous - Mesh Eye Stormy Blue
Eyeshadow - ALMA - Tropical Island
Lipstick
ALMA - Tropical Island
Body - 
Maitreya - Lara
Head - 
LeLutka - Karin
Skin - 
Glam Affair - Exotic

Zhora Design - Esmeralda Circus


Hard to believe that Halloween is just two months away.  Zhora Design has a great costume called Esmeralda Circus.  This costume is perfect for Halloween, Dance Routines, Plays, and Roleplay.  Esmeralda uses the bright neon colors of purple, pink, lime, and blue.  The outfit has a bowler hat, corseted tutu, thigh high tights, clown shoes, clown nose, and stilts.  Esmeralda Circus is for Maitreya, Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass, Belleza Freya , Belleza Isis, and Belleza Venus. (It is recommended not to wear the shoes with the stilts.  They are worn here just for blogging purposes.)

Style Card
Outfit

Outfit - 
Zhora Design - Esmeralda Circus
Shoes - 
Zhora Design - Esmeralda Circus

Hats - Zhora Design - Esmeralda Circus
Stilts - Zhora Design - Esmeralda Circus
Nose - Zhora Design - Esmeralda Circus

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Hair - Calico - Quinn

Eyes - 
Mayfly - Luminous - Mesh Eye Stormy Blue

Eyeshadow - ALMA - Tropical Island
Lipstick - ALMA - Tropical Island
Body - 
Maitreya - Lara
Head - 
LeLutka - Karin
Skin - 
Glam Affair - Exotic

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Miss COC USA 2017 - India Diety Inspired High Fashion


 


 ****STYLE BRIEFING****         
               
As a young girl in India, you have always been respectful and mindful of how religious your family is, but deep inside,  you have a deep passion for the modern style and fashion world. You have also been in love with the beauty of religious deities of whom your family may worship. This passion can disrupt your family and friends because it would seem to them that modesty and purity is removed, making it forbidden for a woman to show too much sex appeal in public.  If they ever see you styling yourself in secret as your own version of an Indian Deity,  they could very well disown you! One day, your passion for it became so great, you chose to defy that suppression and modesty. You created your very own look, removing all of the religious limitations that had been instilled in you as you grew up. You walk out into the religious public to show your defiance,  causing panic due to the level of beauty that woman is forbidden to display in public.

"CREATE A HIGH FASHION COUTURE LOOK INSPIRED BY AN INDIAN (INDIA) DEITY"

 ****BACKGROUND STORY****
                                        
I kiss my mother goodbye.  She stares with disapproval because of my Western clothing.  She warns me to be extra careful.  I tell her not to worry; heading out to meet my friends.
 
Walking towards the bus stop, elderly ladies are glaring, pointing, and whispering.  As I wait, some young men pass me and make catcalls. 
 
I enter the packed bus.  As it lurches forward, I feel a man leaning on me.  Unexpectedly, the man is groping me.  I quickly move.  When the bus reaches my stop, I dash off.
 
Walking towards the market, two men approach me.  Suddenly, they grab my arms and pull me into an alley.  I swiftly hit one in the face with my purse and stomp my stiletto heal on the other’s foot.  I break free; tearing down the street.  There ahead of me is the temple to the Goddess Durga.  I take refuge behind the doors.  Safe for the moment.
 
My holy Goddess Durga, I bow down before thee.  Thank you for your protection.  Please give me the strength to forge my own path.  I love modern fashion, yet honor my culture.  There must be a way to marry the two.

 
 
STYLING CARD
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Top - Carrie's - Ashley - Gold
Jacket - Pish Posh Botique - India Open Jacket - Red
Skirt - Melt - Kira Wrap Skirt
Shoes - Hucci - Minerva Sandal
Jewelry - Chop Zuey - Tiger Totem Set - Gold
Purse - D.D.M. Designs - Wild Africa Clutch - Tiger
Nails - La Boheme - Summer Lotus Gold
Hair - Lelutka - Lana - Almost Goth