Falling for Art in Hats!

Ghee Temptations (Full)Happy Weekend!  Art in Hats – Hats in Art 2015 charity event wraps up today, Saturday, November 14, 2015.  It’s your last chance to purchase amazing creations, hunt for 10 free hat gifts and donate to Team Diabetes of Second Life benefitting the American Diabetes Association.  Today’s schedule of events includes a closing ceremony with a concluding fashion show, live auction, public hat contest winners announcement and last chance shopping party with trivia and prizes, you don’t want to miss out!  At 4pm today the live auction kicks off and you will have the opportunity to bid on Sascha’s Designs Perpetual Black Hat, I blogged last Saturday and many more.  I had hoped to blog more hats and show you some of the freebie hats but my RL didn’t allow it, so be sure to pop over to the event and check out these wonderful designs.

Ghee Temptations (Closer)Today, I’m showcasing a tribute to autumn in Ghee’s Temptation fascinator, an orange maple leaf and green apple.  I paired the headpiece with Indented Reese copper silk wrap dress, Madrid Solo new November group gift Falling make-up and Scrub I sit and think to escape gold necklace to enhance autumnal glow.  Hope to see you at Art in Hats 2015 events later today!

Taxi to Art in Hats – Hats in Art 2015 event please…

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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

Trouble Ahead

LG, Out Of Touch Hud 1- Black

You won’t have any trouble sizzling the night away when wearing Liv Glam’s Out Of Touch dress.  This super short mini with dazzling sequined detail, in 6 pantones hud, is a giftie ($5L) at Feeb’s Rascals St Spring Wishes Market, available until March 30, 2014.  There are a number of creator at the cart sale offering exclusive items under $100L, gifts, and gatchas.  I also noticed KCollection has a $10L shift dress giftie, well worth getting.

Out of Touch trio

I paired the dress with D!va Judy Hair in Citrine, current Collabor88 item (with texture change ribbon) and Pure Poison’s Venus Jewelry Set.  The bag is Liv Glam’s Snake Clutch and  makeup is Madrid Solo’s Seductress, current Skin Fair exclusive.  Pop over, check out all the deals, and play the gatcha, I did and got BSD Beautiful Life Heels (above).  Taxi please…

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Polished!

MS- The Nudes Lips Collage All

The Skin Fair has opened it’s doors and I hope you all are enjoying the new looks for the season.  I love the spring fashion each year, there is nothing more ladylike than a yummy palette of pastel clothes and accessories.  To complement the fresh style of the season requires a clean polished lip.  Madrid Solo release at The Nudes, a 10 color lip tattoo pack at the Skin Fair that is perfect for any occasion, $150L.  Madrid Solo is located in SIM2!

The Skin Fair is a 3 sim shopping event from March 14th to 30th, with most major skin and makeup creators on the grid offering exclusive releases. Landmarks and maps below. Enjoy!

MADRID SOLO The Nudes:

Nudes Lip Collage, horizontal

MS_ The Nudes Lip Collage #1

Skin in all pictures is Belleza Mimi 5 (March 2014 Arcade)

Left to Right Above:

  • Nude 1
  • Nude 2
  • Nude 3
  • Nude 4
  • Nude 5

Nudes Lip Collage, 6-10

MS_ The Nudes Lip Collage #2

Left to Right:

  • Nude 6
  • Nude 7
  • Nude 8
  • Nude 9
  • Nude 10

Madrid Solo- Lip Designs- The Nudes

Landmark to Skin Fair Sim 1

Landmark to Skin Fair Sim 2

Landmark to Skin Fair Sim 3

*Thank you for allowing me to review your Skin Fair items!

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The Siren

Skin Fair Poster 2014 copy

Are you getting excited for the Skin Fair?  I’m sure you’ve seen some blogger sneak peeks of new releases and are just dying to buy them all.  While planning your purchases, don’t forget to save some lindens for the sinfully indulgent Madrid Solo Seductress makeup, $50L each or $850L fat pack. Madrid Solo is one of my favorite make-up store and it’s a great pleasure to showcase the Seductress line available tomorrow, March 14, 2014 at the Skin Fair!

Seductress has 15 eye shades, 4 lips colors and endless possibilities to mix and match to create your Siren look.  Below are a few of my favorite combo looks, as well as lips and eye only.  Stay tuned for more Madrid Solo skin fair specials coming tomorrow, the Nudes. Madrid Solo is located in SIM2!

The Skin Fair is a 3 sim shopping event from March 14th to 30th, with most major skin and makeup creators on the grid offering exclusive releases.

MADRID SOLO Seductress Lips Only:

Madrid Solo, Seductress Lips Only

Skin in all pictures in Belleza Mimi 4 (March 2014 Arcade)

Left to right above:

  • Red
  • Dark Magenta
  • Bronze
  • Wine

MADRID SOLO Seductress Eyes Only:

MS- eyes

Left to right above:

  • Violet
  • Dark Turquoise
  • Steel Blue
  • Red
  • Magenta

Madrid Solo- Eyes only, soft

Left to right below:

  • Green
  • Tangerine
  • Aqua
  • Golden
  • Soft Pink

Madrid Solo- last group

Left to right above:

  • Dirt
  • Blue
  • Silver
  • Rose
  • Soli Umber

Madrid Solo 15 eye shades

MADRID SOLO Seductress Lips & Eyes Combo:

MS- Make combo #1

Left to Right:

  • Bronze Lip & Soli Umber Eye
  • Wine Lip & Aqua Eye
  • Magenta Lip & Soft Pink Eye
  • Red Lip & Red Eye

MS- Make combo #2

Left to Right:

  • Magenta Lip & Turquoise Eye
  • Red Lip & Dirt Eye
  • Wine Lip & Violet Eye
  • Bronze Lip & Green Eye

Madrid Solo- Eyes & Lips- Seductress

Landmark to Skin Fair Sim 1

Landmark to Skin Fair Sim 2

Landmark to Skin Fair Sim 3

*Thank you for allowing me to review your Skin Fair exclusives!

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