A “Heartbreak” I Love!

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Nobody likes a heartbreak, but this is one “Heartbreak” that I knowwwww most women will welcome with open arms!

Tres Beau by designer Kimmera Madison released “Heartbreak” on Valentine’s Day.  But you can see that this is not a gown that is so Valentine-ish that it can only be worn on February 14th.  It looks amazing on any other day of the year!

It comes in three colours; red, fuscia and off-white but I chose this fuscia one because it is not easy to find a nice ‘pink’ gown.  I think fuscia is a colour that can look very stylish but since it’s a strong colour, if you go in the wrong direction, you can end up looking either too childish, too girly or ‘a bit too much’.  If you look closely, the pink used in this gown is not a flat one tone of pink.  It’s actually a mix of different tones and that’s what gives this gown a deeper and sophisticated look.

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I used a multi-pale coloured jewelry set by Kunglers Extra just to break the pink a bit while adding some accent to the otherwise total fuscia look.  I also wanted to avoid the look being too girly so I chose to go with a smokey makeup with a slight tint of pink for the eyes and a very pale pink for the lips.

Overall, I’m very happy with the result and I think I was able to make the exact look that I was going after.  Now I’m happy and I can go back to sipping my favorite coffee!

  • Gown:  Tres Beau, “Heartache” Fushia
  • Jewelry Set:  Kunglers Extra, Walhalla – Silver
  • Hair:  D!va Hair, “Lili” (Type B) – Onyx
  • Nails:  Nailed It, French Manicure – Brights Set (summer)
  • Eye Shadow:  mock, Finn Indifference Eye Shadow (eyes only)
  • Lip Colour:  Kokolores, BP – Pure balms – Rose Sheer

  • Click HERE for a limo to the show.
  • Click HERE to go to the store.

The last SFW 2012 show today from 1pm SLT!  Kunglers by Ava Kungler & Barbara Kungler.

We willl present the new & chic clothes, jewelry and shoes by Kunglers.  Sponsored by Deesses Skins & Loovus Dzevavor Hair.  We hope to see you there!

1. Tyra Eirsen
2. Falbala Fairey
3. Calima Dufaux
4. Fuzz Lennie
5. Kay Fairey
6. helen Zhora

Host: Chamonix Boudreaux
Script writer: Chamonix Boudreaux
DJ: Bishof

Don’t forget to come to the after-party too!  Click HERE for a limo.

New From Bliss Couture – Gayla Top

Bliss Couture, Gayla Ruffled Top & High Waist Lace Pants

Bliss Couture‘s new release is a lovely top called Gayla which is a ruffled top.  Worn together with the High Waist Lace Pants, it looks like an all-lace body suit with very exaggerated ruffles.  The colour variation is pretty impressive too, so

Here I am wearing the white version which can be accessorized by using so many colours as the point colour but here I used hot pink.  If I use red, I am sure it will look more grown up, sexy and elegant but I wanted to create a more fun look for spring.

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.

AZUL Releases Faith, Serene Faith’s Last Gown As Miss Virtual World 2011

AZUL, Faith in Pearl

AZUL releases Faith, the gown that Miss Virtual World 2011, Serene Faith wore in her last walk as the reigning Miss Virtual World in the Grand Finals that was held on December 18th of last year where the new Miss Virtual World 2012 was crowned.

AZUL, Faith in Pearl

Mami Jewell of AZUL custom made this gown for Serene‘s last walk and it is finally released for the public.

The gown is an elegant classic style that portrays Serene‘s very modest and humble personality and yet carries the glam of a reigning Miss Virtual World.

A classic elegance mixed with glamour

Styling note:

  • Dress: AZUL, Faith (Pearl) – NEW
  • Jewelry: Virtual Impressions, Taylor Jewelry Set in Gold Pearls & Diamonds
  • Hair: Pocket Mirror, Elvira with Hairbase (Black)
  • Makeup:  I am using a pre-released makeup here and will introduce this after it is released.
  • Poses: agapee Poses

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.

OGlam Presents Vero Modero’s Snowglobe Show – 2.17.12 @ 3pmSLT

OGlam Snowglobe Show for Vero Modero

Experience the magic as we wave goodbye to the winter as OGlam takes you on a magical adventure inside a snowglobe city where a wonderous event takes place. Be a part of this winter wonderland as Vero Modero presents their latest trend setter collection

Join us on Friday, February 17th 2012 at 3pm SLT as citizens of the winter city show an all new collection from Bouquet Babii and her brand VERO MODERO.

Be sure to wrap up warm in your best Vero Modero looks, as the designer shall be giving L$1,000 to the best dressed!

Click HERE for the SURL to go watch this show.

OG Models for The Snowglobe:
Aphrodite Brianna
Ewan Crumb
Kay Fairey
Liam Netizen
Ngozi Faith
RicoRacer Flux
Secrets Bailey
Veronica Krasner

OG Voice Host/ Music & Chat Host :
Editorial Clarity & Angelik Lavecchia

OG Show Concept:
RicoRacer Flux & Editorial Clarity

OG Graphic & Photographer Team:
Boe Cortes & Vixie Rayna

OG Set Builder:
Tyler Ethaniel

OG Runway Manager:
Matteo Bettencourt
OGlam Management:
RicoRacer Flux, Executive Director, OGlam Inc – ricoracerflux@gmail.com
Editorial Clarity, Chief Producing Officer, OGlam Inc- editorialclarity@gmail.com
Vixie Rayna, Chief Marketing Officer, OGlam Inc. – vixie.rayna@gmail.com
Matteo Bettencourt, Chief Executive Officer, OGlam Inc -matteobettencourt@gmail.com

Some Thoughts About Poses For Runway Shows – Part 2

It’s been a while since I was able to post last and I apologize for leaving the posing topic half way up in the air.  I do take this blog very seriously and I don’t like to post unless I know I can focus on this until I can get a post up.

So a lot happened during this time.  A new BLVD Agency was created to replace the original Boulevard Agency and as our first show, we had the BOSL Fashion Week where the new BLVD Agency had 9 shows plus one more by the Miss Virtual World finalists which was also their first public presentation as 2012 finalists.  So I’d been rather busy.  XD

So going back to the topic where we left it in the last post, which is some of my personal thoughts about poses we use for runway shows, part 2, I will continue to write about the remaining “no no poses” to shed some light into why they were banned and whether they were really that bad?

3.  No arm pit poses.
These are sometimes referred to as “deodorant poses” because they look like poses you’ll see in deodorant commercials.  *laughs*  The reason why these were banned in the first place was because they tend not to be “very elegant”.  Again, think about RL.  Would you stick your arms up to show your arm pits if you were wearing a gown in RL?  The answer is most likely no.

However, if the reason for these poses getting banned was because they are not elegant, how about outfits that are not meant to be so elegant?  For example, how about fun, playful outfits or more role play type outfits?  How about street casuals?

Of course, these poses can be used. 🙂

But again, don’t forget the basic rule.  Poses have to be chosen to draw out the best of the outfits you are modeling.  Also don’t think about each individual pose as separate poses.  In other words, the poses have to flow naturally.  So if you will look like you have abruptly thrown out your arms and if that looks unnatural as a flow from the previous pose you will be using, then it may not be a good choice.  This, of course, applies to all poses however.  So after you have chosen some poses that seem to work with your outfit, it’s always a good idea to run through them to see if they flow naturally.  If not, you may need to swap the order of some poses or chose different ones altogether.

4.  No animated poses.
Finally I am seeing less of these poses being used, which I believe is good.  It’s not so much that the commercially available animated poses are bad, however.  It’s just not my favorite poses because it means somebody else can run through the same animation by using it and most likely a lot of people will even recognize where you bought it.

We all try so hard to be unique.  Why compromise with poses?

If you absolutely want to use an animation, then try to create your own.  For example, you might want to show how an outfit flows.  Some outfits look really gorgeous when they move.  So why not show this?

You might argue “but I can’t make poses.”  Right.  Neither do I.  But you can still create your own animated pose by grouping a set of still poses and hitting them one after another so that they flow as if it was an animated sequence.  You just need to be patient and find which ones work well together.  Usually this will be a sequence of 3 to 4 poses.  Of course, you can use more and make it a longer sequence.  However, as I briefly wrote in Part 1, you do need to give some good “standing still time” so people can see you well and also for any photographers out there to take a nice picture.  So you don’t want to be moving constantly.  So after taking that into consideration, usually a short animation using 3-4 poses seem to work the best.

It might also be a good idea to keep a memo of the names of poses that work together.  Or even keep folders naming them something like “Animation 1”, “Animation 2” and in each of these folders, keep some still poses that you have found that work together well.  Don’t forget to rename them with sequential numbers so you will know in which order they should be played.  Then renew these folders from time to time so you won’t be using the same sequence over and over again.

Finding poses that work as animated poses are tedious and need patience.  But when you do find a set that works great, it’s a big pleasure also.  Besides, it’s fun!

5.  No back poses (poses where you turn around to show your behind).
I must say, I am not sure at all why these poses have to be banned.  Mind you, not all show directors ban these but I have seen some that do.  I am assuming they were banned because they thought you shouldn’t be showing your behind to the audience guests.

But hey…..we are models!  Not actresses or singers on stage.  Our job is to show the outfits and not ourselves.

So if we see any value in showing our behind, such as when an outfit you are modeling has some interesting back view, why not show it?  Just make sure you don’t end the posing showing your behind.  It will actually look odd if you suddenly walked away after a back pose, right?  So make sure it’s used in between frontal poses so you have a bit of time to go back to a frontal pose before walking back.


 So these were my thoughts on poses and also on some banned poses issues that I generally hear in the SL fashion industry.

If and when you are in any doubt, always think what it will look like in RL and also why some poses were banned in the first place.  Then think if your case applies.  That should give you a good idea on how to judge different cases and situations.

And to any show director who might be reading this, don’t ban poses without thinking of the reasons why.  Don’t just chant “no” because somebody else told you “no.”  Be prepared to give your reason why you want some poses out..

Have fun posing!!