Blessings In My Life – Vero Modero, So Serious Dress

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About a month ago, I was blessed to have a 5 months old baby owl come into my life which, I must admit, threw my life into another animal frenzy…but surely a very happy one for that matter.

I have always had an admiration for raptors, or birds of prey, ever since I had a falcon follow me flying right close to me one day when I was riding my motorcycle alone in the mountains of Japan.  I turned my head while riding and my eyes met his.  Of course there was no words, but I was 100% sure we had a silent ‘connection’ at that moment. He flew along me for quite some distance and when he finally parted to go his way, he looked at me once more as if to say goodbye.  It was truly a magical moment I will never forget and ever since that day, I have developed this special admiration and love towards these amazing creatures.

OK, my owl, Popo, is not EXACTLY a falcon.  He is only about 20 cm tall (a little over half a feet) and he is hardly as fierce-looking as a falcon.  I must say, he is more comical and he makes me laugh just looking at him because of his big round eyes that make him look as if he is always surprised.  And more than anything he is a blessing.  When I take him to the park for a stroll, he makes everybody happy.  I think he has that special power. 🙂

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So when I saw a notice in my group about a new release from Vero Modero that had an eagle printed on the entire dress, I simply dropped everything I was doing and 20 seconds later, I was already in the store, ready to surrender my wallet to this amazing outfit.

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The bag I have here was another timely blessing!  Right after I styled this with a black shoulder bag, my great friend Kimmera Madison, owner and creator of Tres Beau, sent this bag to me as a gift.  She made this one-of-a-kind Pikachu bag for me and as you can see, it even comes with a label that says “Kay”!  Thank you, Kimmera, for this cute bag!  I just love it! ❤

I thank all the wonderful blessings I have the pleasure of encountering in my life.  🙂


Popo (Northern White-faced Owl)

Spring Is (Almost) Here! Spring Casual Look With Mon Tissu

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It’s still cold outside on most days but recently I am noticing that on some sunny days, the temperature is not as low as it had been and we get spasms of warmer weather.  We are not there yet but spring is definitely coming closer!

Today, it was one of those nice sunny days and I decided to take my pet owl out to the park after I have done my rounds with my dogs.  He is still only six months old and he is getting used to my dogs but still not quite comfortable when they get too close.  So I still have to take them out separately just so that my owl doesn’t get too nervous with the excited dogs.  He is a tiny owl and won’t grow any bigger and it’s really funny to watch him go very thin when he sees a big dog such as a Labrador or a Golden Retriever because he is afraid but when he sees small dogs like Chiwawas, he spreads his wings out as much as he can, opens his already big eyes even bigger and tries to threaten the Chiwawas, who usually don’t even care that my tiny owl is doing his best to scare them.

With spring so close, I just felt like getting my wardrobe ready for the pleasant season also so I dropped by at one of the stores I liked very much for high quality casual fashion, mon tissu.  The store had many outfits that got my attention but for today, I decided that I wanted to style with lots of flowers!  So I made a look using lots of pretty spring colours and lots of flowers to celebrate the arrival of my favorite season.

I am hoping that very soon, I will be able to go to the park with all four of us (me, two dogs and my owl) wearing something similarly fun. 🙂

  • Sweater:  mon tissu, Slouchy Sweatshirt (Sky)
  • Pants:  mon tissu, Bloomsbury Trousers (Arboretum)
  • Bag:  mon tissu, Sophmore Satchel (Floral)
  • Sunglasses:  mon tissu, Harlow Sunglasses (Coral)
  • Wedge Sandals:  N-core, IBIZA “Floral Rose” (Mesh)
  • Flower Hair Accessory:  LaGyo,_Bizarre Flower Headpiece  (Gildadage)
  • Flower Ring:  LaGyo,_Bizarre Flower Ring  (Gildadage)
  • Nails:  Nailed It, Chevron Set – Warm Colors (Canary)
  • Lip Colour:  BOOM, Pale Pucker Pack (Candy)

Business In Style – Glam Dreams, Coco Black Suit

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In real life, I rarely wore what is generally known as business suits for women.  The office environment that surrounded me either allowed relatively free styles or when I worked for MAC cosmetics, we were only allowed to wear black but style was totally free.  Wait, I shouldn’t say “totally” free because one female staff did get banned from working in a department store booth we had when she wore only a black/white scarf twisted between her breasts and tied at the back for her top and a micro-mini short pants that almost revealed her butt cheeks.  *giggles*  So I can’t really say it was “totally” free but compared to most work places, I always had more freedom.

There were times, however, when I had to wear what is loosely called “power suits” which were female business suits that spoke silently to the counterpart that “I am serious and I mean business!”

It is almost refreshing to see such a power suit in SL where a lot of the outfits we see are either flamboyant, extravagant, fun, cute or sexy.  Coco Black Suit from Glam Dreams is exactly that suit that allows us to be serious and stylish at the same time.

I matched it with a delicate and lovely pair of glasses from Crie Style which is a rare store that specializes in glasses and monocles that no other can compare when it comes to detail and creativity.  The glasses are beyond jewelry items when it comes to the fine and minute details which never stops to amaze me.  I have to admit, I will never have the patience to build something like this without losing my mind or pulling out all my hair…or both!

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  • Suit:  Glam Dreams, Coco Black Suit  NEW
  • Glasses:  Crie Style, Baroque
  • Bag:  mon tissue, Sophmore Satchel (Matted Red)
  • Necklace:  Maxi Gossamer, Necklace – Owl Jewelled (Silver, Short)
  • Earrings:  Maxi Gossamer, Earrings – St Tropez Hammered Disks (Silver)
  • Hair:  Dura, Boys & Girls #46 (Irish Coffee)
  • Pumps:  Kunglers, Morgana pumps – Metallic heel – Scarlet
  • Nails:  Nailed It – Love Donna Flora! Set (Red)
  • Eye Shadow:  KoKoLoReS, BP – Smokey Glitter Eyeshadows
  • Lip Colour:  Kokolores, BP-Soft lip tints (Red)

Casual In Style – Vero Modero, Mei Set

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I like casual looks because they are more comfy in real life and fun to style.  When I came back to SL a month ago, I deleted all the outfit folders I had and I suddenly realized I needed more casual sets that I could quickly change into.

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This was an outfit that was newly released that I found in Vero Modero.  It’s called “Mei Set” and comes in different colour variations but I decided to get the grey set because for some reason, I had already set my mind to wear a coloured hair and I was looking for an outfit that will go with it and still look nice.

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This outfit was exactly what I wanted.  It’s casual, stylish, a little sexy (but not too much) and allows some really fun styling.  Again, I tried not to make it look too girly and cute so I used muted pale purple as the accent colour.

With the coloured wig, I think this look is good for casual parties too.  I hope you like it as much as I do.  🙂

  • Outfit:  Vero Modero, Mei Set (grey)
  • Hair:  LeLutka, Scarlet Hair (L010)
  • Boots:  Maitreya, Mesh Radical Boots (Suede Coal)
  • Clutch Bag:  Baboom Couture, Mesh Clutch Bag, Karo (color change)
  • Necklace:  epoque, Shard Necklace (Chrome)
  • Earrings:  epoque, Shard Earrings (Chrome)
  • Eye Shadow:  KoKoLoReS, BP – Smokey Glitter Eyeshadows (Red)
  • Lip Colour:  Kokolores, BP – Pure Balms – Bold & Sheer (Lilac Bold)
  • Nails:  Nailed It, Fashion Duo Set (Sweet)

Couture Sweetness – Prism Design

Prism Design – Monica Tiered Dress by Journey

A new mesh mini dress from Prism Design features a sweet combination of polka dots and tiered ruffles that forms the entire dress.  Many colour variations are available.  I really love this dress as it’s casual but one that can be styled to be very fashionable.

I matched this with a clutch bag from MOLiCHiNO and footwear from Cliche.  The clutch bag is also available in many colours and each colour comes with a solid colour version and one that is two-coloured combined with white.

Cliche is a relatively new brand that is available on marketplace.  But as you can see, designer and creator, Atila Blackmountain, has some great designs that is definitely worth checking out!

Styling note:

  • Dress: Prism Design, Monica Tiered Dress by Journey (Teal and Yellow)
  • Jewelry: HANDverk, Octopussy Jewelry Set (Soothing Saffron)
  • Bag: MOLiCHiNO, *MESH* Delirium Clutch (Yellow)
  • Hair: LeLutka, SALOME hair (Burnt)
  • Eye Shadow: m.o.c.k. Cosmetics, Butter Pecan 2 (Eye shadow only)
  • Lipstick: LeLutka, Jaffa Lipstick Pearl
  • Nails: CCD, Prim Nails + Ring – Famous (Turquoise)
  • Shoes: Cliche, Culprit (Yellow)*
    *Cliche footwear is available in SLmarketplace.

Have You Checked Out The Cool New Jumpsuits From Xanadu?

Xanadu's latest release, Jumpsuits "Kenya"

If not, you must!  I saw this outfit posted by Xanadu on her flickr page where she posted a pic of this outfit as a preview and omg…I fell in love! ❤

So here I am, blogging “one” of the four I now have in my inventory.  Xanadu Damiano released this jumpsuits in so many variation that it made decision making a very hard job.  They vary not only in colour but also in the print design and theme so you can imagine what a headache it was to pick just one!

A spring look using Xanadu's jumpsuit "Kenya"

Did I say retail therapy works to relieve any stress/hunger/irritation/frustration/whatever-symptom-you-may-have?  So here it is, Xanadu JumpsuitKenya“, which is the one with a tiger animal print.  It’s just so cool and yet it can look really stylish!

It comes with a narrow belt that uses the same fabric but here, I wanted to create a spring fashion, so I replaced it with a pale olive-green sash that matched the colour of my hat.  Then completed the look with a yellow bag as an accent and makeup with green eye shadow.

A fun make up using green eye shadow

But of course you can wear this without any changes also.  Both the top and bottom are mesh so you will need Linden Lab’s official Viewer 2 or any third-party viewers available that works with mesh to see it.

Styling note:

  • Pants Suits: Xanadu, Jumpsuits “Kenya” NEW
  • Hat: LaGyo, Virginie Big Fold Hat (Mint)
  • Waist Sash: Malt Fashions, Twiggy Jeans Scarf (Asparagus)
  • Hair: Maitreya, Lotte (Crayon)
  • Earrings: RYCA, Earring Sterling Silver Gold Huge Hoop
  • Prim Nails: CCD, Prim Nails + Ring – Excellence (Camel)
  • Bag: LaGyo, The Desperado Bag (Banana Cream Coco)
  • Eye Shadow: cheLLe, Glamour Puss
  • Lipstick: Glamorize, Hypercolors Makeup (Lips 1)
  • Sandals: Maitreya Gold, Moxie-Summer (Browns)
  • Poses: Manifest 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.