Flora’s Fashion Contest Round #1, Inspiration: Miami Beach

This morning top SL models competed in a timed styling contest. The theme was announced on the spot, incredible designs & styles from every contestant.  Read my article below for exciting details of the stylish contestants.

A big thank you to guest judge and sponsor Banba Muircastle, designer and owner of Bohemian Gypsy for my Market Gypsy outfit and the team member look.  Below is the Flora Fashion Team with guest judge, Ms. Muircastle.


I was so pleased to embrace my inner Boho chic while wearing Bohemian Gypsy’s Market Gypsy outfit today.  The Market Gypsy ensemble hearkens back to the flavor of the late 60’s early 70’s, in a multi-color patchwork mosaic two piece cotton voile.  Notice the triangle top with fringe and the high-low asymmetrical hem skirt, in vogue this season. Light & breezy, cool & easy, the Market Gypsy ensemble, includes lace-up boots and crimson beads, and offers a stylish updated Boho look for the modern women.

Gloria- Market Gypsy        Gloria- Market Gypsy 3:4


1094969_224951647652499_1816878364_nToday kicked off another exciting round of Flora’s Fashion “Dress-Up Spree” Contest.  Wow, what a great turn out!  Ten talented ladies competed in the August timed contest with the inspiration, “A Day in Miami Beach.”  The models had 20 minute to style a beachwear look with two accessories items (excluding jewelry) using the color red in the overall look.  Everyone did a remarkable job!  The judges had a tough decision, but in the end they selected five lucky contestants to move on to the next round tomorrow, August 25, at 10am.

First selected was Ms. Oraclelight who sizzled in a red, white & blue zig-zag printed fringe bikini ready to catch some rays on the sun-drenched Miami beach.  Oraclelight is a modern Miami girl sporting her iPhone on hip, red tinted glasses, white & red bangles, while her dark windswept hair blows gently in the warm gulf breeze. Guest judge and sponsor, Ms. Banba Muircastle of Bohemian Gypsy commented, “…really love the fringe suit.”

Oraclelight 3:4                Oraclelight full

Second was the always cool under pressure Ms. Spirit Llewellyn who styled a dynamic floral print maxi ensemble in taupe, cherry & green perfect for her South Beach shopping spree on Collins Ave to pick up some finds at stores like Louis Vuitton and Armani Exchange.  The strapless draped top fell softly over the cherry low-slung suede belt.   Spirit accessorized with beaded necklace & bangles, a floppy straw hat, red shades, and matching cherry shoes.  Judge Ava Jhamin remarked, “I would shop with you any day.”

Spirit 3:4                  Spirit Full

Our third contestant moving forward is Ms. Joana Wingtips with her retro inspired red, white & blue beach babe fifties look.  Joana stepped right out of an Annette Funicello & Frankie Avalon movie set, compete with Americana tote bag chalked full of goodies, her cat-eye sunglasses and bandana head scarf complement her sailor inspired one-piece suit.  Judge Flora Raven said, “I love your sailor boy look with cat-eye glasses.”

Joana 3:4               Joana Full

Ms. Dementia Navarita was the fourth model to advance to the next round of the contest with her out-of the box interpretation of a burlesque red & black sequined corseted Miami beach look.  Dementia accessorized with red & gold bangles, clear tote beach bag, stiletto booties and sported shades on her head… a perfect look for the South Beach club scene.  Judge Darlene Snowbear stated, “I love the overall look you have, very sophisticated.”

Dementia 3:4            Dementia full

Last but not least is Ms. Zionp in a sexy black strapless bikini top with cover-up red wrap mini and light breezy off the shoulder cardigan.  Zionp sends smoke signals up with this fresh approach to Miami beach clubwear complete with hat, bag & shades. This girl is ready for a dip in the pool or an evening on town. Guest judge, Banba noted, “you look incredibly sexy and purrfect for a Miami night out.”

Zionp 3:4          Zionp full

Truly fun and fabulous styling by all the contestants (slide show below).  A big thank you to our guest judge and sponsor Banba Muircastle, designer and owner of Bohemian Gypsy. Thank you Banba, judges, audience, sponsors and the stylish contestants.  Stop by tomorrow, Sunday, August 25 at 10am as the 5 contestants are cut to 3!

It is sure to be nail biter!

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