An Asian Fairy – The Dragon Gown From Champagne! Sparkling Couture

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I guess it was my sheer luck that my computer decided to break down in mid-December when I was just getting ready to return back to Second Life.  I always wonder why some things just have to happen as if it chose the worst timing ever.  😦  And with the year-end/new year holidays, which is really big in my country, coming up, there was no way I could get my PC back before the new year.

So what I’m trying to say is….I missed watching Miss Virtual World last year!

But Enzo Champagne of Champagne! Sparking Couture sent me the amazing gown he created for Miss China 2014 called DRAGON, which was exactly what I needed having just come back and didn’t have time to go shopping yet.  Thanks to Enzo, I was able to get right back into modeling mode and totally enjoyed styling this fabulous gown.

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The skin I’m using is the Shui skin from Elysium, which Aleida Rhode made for Asian avatars and it just seemed to be exactly the right skin to use with this gown.  Needless to say, I am very happy with the results too.  🙂

And a friend Japanese creator, Hays Uriza, made the jewelry set I am wearing.  It is a mesh set and comes in gold, silver and copper.  I use this set a lot and I never get tired of it because I just love how it’s simple and yet so impressive and creates a dramatic effect.  Again, just right for a dramatic gown like this Dragon.  I will just add that the necklace can be size adjusted in all 3 dimensions so it is very easy to get a right fit for any size avatar.

Desir ‘Mia Dress’ and Elysium Shiu Skin


I don’t have a photo studio yet so I decided to take a stroll in the beautiful Angel Manor Estate sims and take location shots.

This is a dress that is so elegant and delicate that I almost feel like I am wearing a dress made of feathers.  The vertical lines of this dress give it the simplicity that I like too.

I have mood swings when it comes to fashion and this couple of days, I’ve been extremely attracted to elegant dresses that are simple and don’t come with many parts or components.  The same goes for makeup.  Lately, I am not in the mood to wear lots of strong colours so here, I kept my makeup very simple too.

The skin I am wearing is a new skin from Elysium where creator, Aleida Rhode, made Asian skins for the first time.  It captures the essence of Asian features and I absolutely loved it!  When I started to model, I searched for Asian skin for a very long time but was never able to find one that I liked…until this one!  Congratulations Ale for a great skin launch!


  • Dress:  Desir, Mia Dress in white
  • Earrings:  Tres Beau, Ribbon Pearls (used earrings only)
  • Skin:  Elysium, Shui Skin (here I am wearing milk tone with no brows)
  • Hair:  D!va Hair, “Lili” (Type A, onyx colour)
  • Eye Lashes:  Action Mesh Feathered Lashes*
  • Eye Shadow:  Kokolores, BP Frosted Eyeshadows Silver*
  • Eye Liner:  Kooqla, Z-eyeliner (Black) 03*
  • Lipstick:  Kokolores, BP Pure balms, Lilac bold*
  • Poses:  J’adore

*Cosmetic Fair Winter Edition / January 15th – 30th Only a few days left!

Sascha’s Designs, “Purity” Styled In Two Directions

Sascha's Designs, Purity

Sascha Frangilli, designer and owner of Sascha’s Designs, has just released two gorgeous gowns.  One white, called “Purity” and another black called “Tainted“.  Like most of her gowns, Sascha has included so many outfits parts that allow infinite styling possibilities.  She even includes three different pants layers and five different skirt shapes.  For the price you pay, which is very reasonable to begin with, this is so much value for your money!

Instead of blogging both gowns, I decided to try two totally different styling using the different outfit parts in the Purity set.  So here they are.

For the first look, I used the ‘split pants’ and ‘hip split swirl’ which is a half skirt that attached to the right leg, leaving the left leg bare.  I also tried a slightly fantasy look.  The Exile hairbase that I used here is an excellent hairbase set to have in your inventory as you can get a whole fatpack of different coloured hairbases for free at the Exile store.  You will find the vendor placed right in front where the new released hairs are sold.

And for the second look, I used the ‘full pants layer’, ‘skirt layer’, ‘fluffer skirt’ and ‘big collar’ in the Purity set.  The parts called ‘big collar’ is the elaborate bust hem and shoulder piece that you see in the pic below.

I took another shot just to show another top arrangement that the set allows.  Here I used a ‘stola’ instead of the ‘big collar.’  Actually the possibility is just too many and the blog post will end up way too long if I tried to show all.  But at least this will give you a glimpse of the variety of styling that is possible.

Styling notes:  Look 1

Styling notes:  Look 2

Posted by Kay Fairey, CEO and model for BLVD Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy Executive Director and Instructor, Agency Director for Dione Fashion Agency, Fashion Editor for the Best of SL Magazine, Producer and Host for “SLTV Fashion Style – The Runway” which is a bi-weekly live fashion program by Second Life TV in SL Japan.

A Lovely Cocktail Dress From a Japanese Designer – Connors

Connors, Georgette Lace Cocktail Dress (Ivory)

I visited Connors just to see if there was anything I liked.  I found this lovely cocktail dress at Connors that was marked as a new release.  I loved how the lace skirt slowed out from a very low position, giving the dress an almost 30’s type vintage feel.

Connors, Georgette Lace Cocktail Dress (Ivory)

So I set off to style a modern vintage.  In other words, a look that had a taste of a vintage look without going all the way 30’s.  I picked pale lilac as a colour I wanted to add which was something I thought might not over-shadow the lovely ivory colour.  The gloves you see in the pic were gloves with relatively large cuff parts which I decided not to use to keep it simple.

Connors, Georgette Lace Cocktail Dress (Ivory)

It is always very difficult to find the exact colour shoes you want but with these pair of shoes from Virtual Impressions, you can use a HUD that comes with the shoes and pick what ever colour you like using a colour chart.  This is what I love about Virtual Impressions shoes.  As long as you can find a shoe’s design that matches, you never have to worry about the colour.

Katsucide Skins, Laura Pale (lilac)

The skin I wore here was a new skin from Katsucide Skins called Laura skin in light.  This skin store is also participating in FFL (Fashion For Life) and has a really great drow skin if any of you are interested.  And one of the drow skins “Sandra cendre – Cerise – Dark” is an FFL donate skin, which means 100% of the sales go to FFL.

Styling note:

Posted by Kay Fairey, CEO and model for BLVD Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy Executive Director and Instructor, Agency Director for Dione Fashion Agency, Fashion Editor for the Best of SL Magazine, Producer and Host for “SLTV Fashion Style – The Runway” which is a bi-weekly live fashion program by Second Life TV in SL Japan.