Asian Futurism

Asian Future | Junko Koshino (fr)

In the past few weeks I’ve been honored to judge the 2015 Colour of Couture Top Model Competition.  COC, founded by Reign Congrejo and Sequoia Nightfire, showcases the talents of Women of Color in Second Life Fashion across the grid including: Aboriginal, African/African Diaspora, Alaska Native, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American, Maori, Native American, Indian, South Sea and Pacific Islanders, and Indigenous heritages throughout the world.

One need not be a woman of color (in RL) to compete in COC.  The goal is to bring awareness and celebrate the different cultures and ethnicities of women across the global community.  Candidates embrace world cultures, have the spirit and cooperative nature to celebrate beauty, intelligence and creativity of Women of Colour, and honor these women for their contributions and achievements.

img-503597-design-e-arte-de-junko-koshino20130416171366143382Saturday, May 9, 2015 at noon will be the 3rd runway show with the theme Junko Koshino, a Toyko based fashion designer who draw inspiration from “Taikyoku” balancing contrast and harmony.  Significant in Junko designs is the juxtaposition of the individual and the group, dramatic theatrical costuming, futurism, technological innovations, and industrial products.  Koshino work ranges from designing costumes for the opera “The Magic Flute” and “Madame Butterfly,” the Broadway musical play “Pacific Overtures” (Nominated for Tony Award), to designing sport uniforms, and interiors.              homogenic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Koshino challenges almost every preconception about fashion materials available for clothing, her garments feature geometric asymmetrical shapes, bright and contrasting hues, various lengths, and unusual fabrics such as: metals, helmeted figures, sculptural forms, cocoons and spirals, concentric circles, ribbed construction, and materials from plastic to metal to cloth. The circle is most important to Koshino, who sees the form as complete and eternal, both ancient and futuristic.

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One of the best parts of judging a styling contest is you learn about real life global fashion designers that you were not familiar with and since you studied the designers inspiration you can create your own interpretation. I greatly enjoyed Koshino artistry and wanted to design an outfit that merge traditional theatrical geisha with avant-garde futurism coupled with industrial metals playing with textures and shapes.  In the Junko’s Spring/Summer 2014 Poland Fashion Week runway show, the color palette was primarily silver, black, white, touches of hot pinks/neon lime and metal with large sculpted hips.  Since the circle is the central element in Koshino designs, I selected a collar that framed the face and traditional geisha styled hair with fan completing the form.  Hope you liked the styling and if you have tomorrow, stop by the show and see the COC candidates interpretation.  Taxi please…

Asian Future Face | Junko Koshino (fr)Asian Future Half | Junko Koshino (fr)

  • Hair: Sys, Hanayo
  • Skin: Belleza, Ria Pale 4
  • Make-up: Madrid Solo, Killing Me Softly (Eye) & Saturn Spoke (Lips)
  • Dress: Legal Insanity, Phoebe
  • Collar/Cuff: Zibska, Varushka (Collar) & Alcmene (Cuff)
  • Shoes: Azoury, Cordelia
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Apartment hunting in NYC!

NYC Back to school Campus Crawl huntFirst full day in New York City and Gloria can’t wait to move into her new place.  Being an independent artist (and only child) so knew that living in a dorm was not her style.  Having found a great place via an online listing, Gloria was anxious and thrilled to have her own loft in NYC.  Her landlord and neighbor, the handsome and dashing Grant, is a fellow art student (just a few years older than Glory, ;-)).  As Grant patiently waits for her to survey the apartment, Gloria is taken by his modern sleek olive-brown, Legal Insanity Vincent suit.  Clad in the Legal Insanity Pita dress, BSD Zig Zag handbag and matching shoes, and Animaux BBY Studded headband, Gloria is looking forward to borrowing a cup of sugar from her dashing neighbor soon. 🙂

Gloria’s Look (above):

  • Dress: Legal Insanity, Pita Dress
  • Handbag: BSD, Zig Zag handbag (& matching shoes, group gift)
  • Headband: Animaux, BBY Studded Headband

Grants Look (below):

  • Outfit: Legal Insanity, Vincent suit

Grant Richmond, Legal Insanity Vincent suit, display

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I’m very excited to be an official blogger for the Campus Crawl Back to School Hunt sponsored by The Fashion Feed of SL (FFOSL), AVENUENEW YORK CITY and zenshi teams.

The Fashion Feed of SL x NEW YORK CITY x AVENUE x zenshi CAMPUS CRAWL BACK TO SCHOOL HUNT runs from 9.1.2013 – 9.8.2013 with 18 red apples containing exclusive items hidden throughout the NEW YORK CITY and Zenshi sims, priced at just L$ 1 each.

Life in the Fast Lane

Today, I’m going to focus on the guys gifts for the Moolto Hunt.  Once again, the Moolto hunt is available all month, until June 30, 2013.  All gifts can be found by wearing the moolto.com tag and magic glasses that can be picked at Delirium Style.  There is a one time group join fee of 50L.  At this time not all stores have their gifts ready, so when I have the extras I will post the male gift previews with the female gifts.

D-Style gift

Resun fashion gift

Vero Modero gift

M&M gift

  • Jean Overalls, Tattoos & Bracelet: M&M, Jared

LD gift

Future City- all cars

Mustang

Red Ferrari

Black Ferrari

And, finally for my music pick of the day, another one of my all-time favorite groups, The Eagles. Enjoy the tunes and the hunt.  Happy Hunting 🙂

June Moolto Hunt: Country Roads (Part 1)

The Moolto Sisters Hunt is back with new stores and more fun summer gifts for men and women, all free (50L group join fee).  I’m breaking the Moolto hunt gift preview post into several blogs, one especially for the guys.  Some stores don’t have their hunt items out as of today, but stay tuned and have fun with Gloria on her road trip. My mom has been dying for me to add music to the blog, so enjoy John Denver while reading the blog (see YouTube below).

Full length- Davina Shape & Poudre skin     full length- Mirror's Engima, Lyla Shape & Skin      Full length- ND:MD Liang Shape & Skin

Headshot, Davina shape & Poudre skin                  Headshot, Davina shape & poudre skin w: teeth

  • Headshot #1: Azure Fields, Davina’s Original, Erika Shape, Poudre, Sissy Skin
  • Headshot #2: Davina’s Original, Erika Shape, Poudre, Sissy Skin (teeth option)

Headshot Mirror Engima shape & skin                 Headshot- 7 deadly sin skin

Headshot Orage Beyonce super bowl skin                Headshot ND:MD Liang skin & Shape

  • Headshot #5: Mirror’s Enigma, Lyla Shape, Orage Creation Beyonce Superbowl Skin
  • Headshot #6: ND/MD, Liang Shape & Skin

Glitter Olivia pink top & jeans, ME Lyla shape & skin, Davina purple eyes

CST Blue tank & jean shorts, Davina shape & poudre skin

  • Shape: Azure Fields, Davina’s Shape “Erika”
  • Skin: Poudre, Sissy M (w/teeth option)
  • Eyes: Azure Fields, Purple Blue eyes
  • Shorts & Tank: !CST, Summer Breeze (mesh)
  • Hair: Truth, Hannah (Not part of hunt)
  • Jewelry: Chop Zuey, Tyger, Tyger Burning Bright (Not part of hunt)
  • Necklace: Finesmith, Poulet Lasso in Spring Green (Not part of hunt)
  • Ring: Half Deer, Whip Cream (Not part of hunt)

Legal Insanity- Nerd Tee, Mirror's Engima Shape & Skin, CST Jean shorts

Lady Mor Mickey tee & resun leopard mini, ME skin & shape

Just Pale, Melly outfit w:shoes, ND:MD Liang shape, poudre skin, davina eyes & glitter corset top

  • Shape: ND/MD, Liang
  • Skin: Poudre, Sissy
  • Eyes: Azure Fields, Davina’s Original, Purple Blue
  • Outfit w/Boots: Just Pale, Melly
  • Corset: Glitter, Olivia black corset
  • Hair: Truth, Marina (Not part of hunt)
  • Jewelry: Stars, Faun (Not part of hunt)

Photo Location: Izzie’s