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The Runway Perfect Hunt – Styling 2 – GLOW

What makes you glow, lights you up, puts a smile on your face and joy in your heart?  Sometimes it’s a person, or a favorite song, sometimes just a memory that never fails to cause the corners of your mouth to creep up into a smile.  A favorite one for me is, after most of my adulthood without children in my life, being woken up by my boyfriend and his kids as they bound into the room with good morning choruses and a kiss.  Yes, some days a little more sleep would be nice, but I also know there will come a day when there will be no more children voices, even if a part of me knows now that some of what they really want when they wake me is for me to just get up and feed them.  So I will store those boisterous morning wake-up calls in my heart and memory, so that forever I can think on them when I need a pick-me-up glow.  Keep your light shining 🙂

Styling:

Hair: Spikey Flower Hair (The Runway Perfect Hunt 3) – L&N Signature Designs

Dress: Wire Female (The Runway Perfect Hunt 3) – Bubble’s Designs

Pose: Princess Pose 5 (The Runway Perfect Hunt 3) – PoSEsioN

Makeup: Eartha Makeup – Face Paint, Lips: Bella Vetro Toast – [mock]

Nails/Jewelry: Milky Way Nails and Rings – Mandala

Boots: Megas Boots White – TEN”10

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Morning’s Kiss

Sunlight filters through the trees, tracing a soft caress across bare shoulders, its warmth wrapping around the shape of a woman suddenly aware of morning’s soft kiss.

I’m feeling like a woodland nymph enjoying a morning wander in my Fantasy Branches dress from ArisAris.  The clean silhouette of this dress draws the eye to the wonderful detail of the dark purple and lavender twisting branches on the hazy white background.  It is like sunshine filtering through the mists of the forest, a little bit mysterious, and naturally lovely.

Styling:

Hair: Felice Dark Brown (2 styles in 1, can also be braided) – EMO-tions exclusive at Hair Fair 2012

Makeup: Frost Cateyes Purple – Face Paint

Dress: Rig57 Fantasy Branches dress – ArisAris exclusive at Summer Parade 2012

Jewelry: Aster Set Metal Stones (color-change) – [mE.] exclusive at One Voice

Nails: Mandala

Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder

There is a new store on the grid, and [Absinthe] makes my heart grow fonder.  Mercedes Barony (aka Zoey Loening) brings us a wonderful blend of chic, modern and urban design with a keen eye for quality and realism in her textures.  The Margot lace mini dress is a stunning example, in plum-perfect leather and black lace that hugs the curves.  With the simple addition of some lace leggings and boots, this is a chic going-out outfit with clean lines that you’ll get compliments on time and again.  It is also a wonderful layering piece for jackets, shrugs, or vests, such as [Absinthe’s] Zulema Hair Vest (yes, you heard me right…hair.  It is unique and knockout gorgeous, and I hope to share it with you soon).

[Absinthe] is certainly off to a great start and I can’t wait to see what else they bring us.

Styling:

Dress: Margot Lace Mini Dress Plum – [Absinthe]

Hair: Shena Black (includes hair accessory) – EMO-tions

Tights: .r:r. Lace Leggings – Outrage   

Boots: Buckled Leather Ankle Boots – Koko

Jewelry: Folieole Bloom – Finesmith

Eye Makeup: Secret Menu: Frosty Unruly Cat eye (Group Gift) – [mock]

Lips: KissKiss LipCremes Very Violet – Eyelure

Nails: Mandala

Style like the model you are – MVW Day 1

Some of you know from previous posts that even though I’ve been modeling awhile, with the switch to Nyree, she needed her own credentials.  So I sent her back to school, selecting Amici Modeling Agency and Academy and also Miss Virtual World Academy.  I figured, between the two of them, if there was anything I didn’t know already, my “I’s” would be dotted and my “T’s” crossed by the time I graduated from both of them.  Friday was Day 1 of the highly anticipated and sometimes feared MVW 105 with Frolic.

I had heard many horror stories, not the least of which was that Frolic could make you cry, so naturally I had a few slight jitters upon arrival.  Despite that, I went in with an open mind,  because I very much wanted to learn, grow, and improve.  I believe Frolic’s candidness, even if a bit harsh at times, is in fact, why his critiques are so valid.  He plainly knows the industry and we need to understand that we won’t be coddled when we are out in the big sea of SL fashion.

We were asked to style in a fashion that represented the type of model we believe we are.  Since my style is trendy/casual, but with a dash of class and glamour,  I chose Kimmera Madison’s new mesh dress, Faces, with its bold colors and country club hat to die for.

This is how I imagine Audrey Hepburn might dress if she had been born in the current day and age, still looking iconic, but at the same time trendy and modern.  To create this look, I focused on an inter-play of primary colors with black accents for a touch of classic with a bit of pop.

On Day 1, Frolic said I looked like a model (yay! and brow wipe), and that he could tell I watch current RL fashion trends (woot…research is never in vain), although he felt my lips looked like they’d been stung by bees and were much too exaggerated.   So, I am gratified with the results of this first round, have taken his suggestions to heart, and my lips are getting a mini makeover for the next day.  Guess I will have to rely on lipstick for a pouty look going forward, but will keep you posted on whether the new lip shape gets the nod on Day 2.

Styling:

Outfit: Faces Mesh Dress (Group Gift for June) – Tres Beau

Hair: Marshmallow – LOQ

Necklace: Forbidden Love  – Finesmith

Earrings: Black Spinel & Diamond Earrings – Chop Zuey

Clutch: Handbag Yellow – Finesmith

Bracelet: Fashion Black Bangles – Amour Fashion

Shoes: Mana Miranda Wedge Red – Nardcotix

Makeup: KissKiss Lipcremes Cherry Red – Eyelure,  and Love Cycle Eyeshadow – [mock]

Nails: Mandala

Go….go now!

For all you boho fans, modern day hippies, and gypies at heart, this is the place to go.  !gO! is one of my newest discoveries, and having a touch of gypsy in me, I want everything in the store.  !gO! is a mecca for casual bohemian and funky friendly fashion.  I’m wearing the blOOm mesh dress, which comes in so many wonderful prints you could wear it out or wear it to bed, depending on your selection.  This dress has comfort appeal, draping loose from spaghetti straps with big side pockets for some casual chic.  So go…go now, to !gO!, for some fresh new favorites for your wardrobe.

I’m also wearing one of the new mesh Secrets hairs called Whisper.  I love the face framing tendrils and big full ponytail under my huge floppy hat.  What I also love is that the new Secrets mesh hair is adjustable.  The skull portion of the hair is sculpted, so you can adjust it to fit your head, instead of having to adjust your head to the hair, and yet, the entire hair, mesh and all, is still one piece.  So not only is Whisper lovely and feminine in style, it is very user friendly for a mesh item.

Styling:

Hat: Huge brim mesh hat in coral – Baiastice

Hair: Whisper in Sable – Secrets

Dress: blOOm dress – !gO!

Jewelry: Wanderer Jewelry Set in Wood Medley – League

Clutch: Box Clutch White – Coco Designs

Nails: Mandala

Eyeshadow: Paint Shimmer Shadow Brown – Face Paint

Lips: Ruby Ruby Lipshine – [mock]

Shoes: Forever Heels Gold – Glitterati

Poses: Model 74 – Focus Poses

Beachy Keen Mix and Match

Mix and match is beachy keen at Sirias Fashion Room, where you can pick up multiple outfits for the price of one, and have a mix and match marathon with so many fun finds.  I let myself play, pulling pieces from several of the designers showcasing through end of this week at SFR, and I love the fun  results.  This outfit made me think about being on holiday, and EMO-tions Holiday hair was just the ticket, coming complete not only with color-change sunglasses, but a sunburn to boot.

Then, I had to share the most fun pose box/prop box that I’ve seen so far, WetCat’s Summer In a Box.  This is such a versatile fun-in-the sun pose set.  It is basically a beach in a box, complete with towel, cabana, palm trees and ocean backdrop.  In addition, 6 great poses are included with coordinating props like floppy hats, ice cream, even watermelon.  So much fun, and Psst…..it is the group gift for the month.

Styling:

Hair, Sunglasses, Sunburn: Holiday in Brown – EMO-tions

Bolero: Part of the full Miso outfit  (which includes denim dress, belt, bolero,and boots) – GuiliaDesigns at Sirias Fashion Room

Shirt: Part of the full Manuelita outfit (which includes shirt, shorts, boots, and belt) – by Angela Ronsein at Sirias Fashion Room

Skirt: Part of the the full Betty outfit (which includes shirt, skirt, stilettos, and stockings) –  Meb at Sirias Fashion Room

Feet: Tip Toes Mesh Feet – Slink

Lipstick: Summer Sun 5 piece set (set comes with sunburn, freckle, and lip options) – Eyelure

Jewelry: Espressivo color-change bangles and necklace – WTG

Rings: Israel Independance Day Ring – Finesmith, Enigma Ring (part of the full Enigma set) – AB Creations at Sirias Fashion Room

Nails: Mandala

Poses/Backdrop/Props: Hat & Ice Cream: Summer in a Box – WetCat Group Gift

Dance with the Shadows

As night drifts in, you can dance with the shadows in this elegant dress from Eluzion.  With sultry eye makeup from Madrid Solo and pouty lips from Eyelure, this ensemble lends an air of mystery as you sweep into evening as Queen of the Night.

Styling:

Gown: Laylanni – Eluzion promo at Sirias Fashion Room 60L

Eye Makeup: Romance – Madrid Solo promo at Sirias Fashion Room 70L

Lips: KissKiss LipCremes Cherry Red – Eyelure

Hair: Malibu – LOQ

Earrings: Mother’s Song Black Diamond Spinel Earrings – Chop Zuey Mother’s Day Gift

Bracelet: Aesthetic Value Silver – Finesmith Landing Zone Gift

Nails: Mandala

Poses: Yael Set – The Muse Poses promo at October’s Trending Fashion Chamber