New Release: GizzA, Tricot Set

GizzA Creations’ newest release is called Tricot Set that comes in four colour variations, Ultramarine, Champagne, Olive and Plume.

Here I am wearing Ultramarine which is a very deep blue that can be better described as a deep cobalt blue rather than navy blue.  It looks like it’s black here but it is actually a very pretty and very dark blue.  It comes with a red leather belt and the red/white scarf with a matching colour corsage.

I decided to style this with a large tote bag and get ready for a fun shopping tour over the weekend.  Yay!  Retail therapy is always the best!

GizzA Creations – Tricot Set (Ultramarine)

Outfit:  GizzA Creations, Tricot Set (Ultramarine)
Tote Bag:  Boom Clothing, Take It Easy Tote, Sacred Heart*
Pumps:  Hyatt Couture Jewelry, Foggia Pumps Red
Earrings:  Hyatt Couture Jewelry, Stadd Gold
Prim Nails:  CCD, Prim Nails, Excellence (red)
Hair:  Little Heaven, LH_hair65_quentin_black**
Poses: Photo 1 – Di’s Opera, Photo 2 – Manifeste Poses

*Note:  I have added 0.05% glow by editing the tote bag to get a brighter colour.
**Note:  Unfortunately the store closed only a few days ago.  I am hoping that it will come back soon. 😦

Posted by Kay Fairey, CEO and model for BLVD Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy Executive Director, LOOK Elite Models COO, 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.

Casual Summer Look

I got this new hair from 69 Hair called Bell 01 that looks really natural and it inspired me to style a nice casual look for the summer season.

I loved this skirt I found in SHINE that was available in some solid colours as well as some patterned textures out of which I chose the Floral 01 style.  This soft flared design is something I would love to wear in real life.  I matched it with a pair of cute red flats with ankle straps and a straw woven tote bag from glow studio.

Summer styling using Bell 01 hair from 69 Hair

Tank Top:  Emery, Tank Pure
Skirt:  SHINE, Sofie Skirt, Floral 01
Shoes:  Ingenue, Martha (ruby)
Necklace & bracelet*: Samsara, Aubade Crimson
Bag:  glow studio, Seasons Bag Autumn
Hair:  69 Hair, Bell 01 (light noir)

Prim nails:  ByKay, Manicure & Pedicure “Orange & Yellow”

*These items had been sent to me by the creator and the folder did not have a LM and I haven’t been able to find the store.  If anybody knew where the store is, I’d be really happy if you can let me know.

Posted by Kay Fairey, Agency Director and model for Boulevard Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy Executive Director, LOOK Elite Models COO, 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.

Some Releases From Gizza – Part 1 "Flower Children II"

I have two recent releases from Gizza and part 1 is Flower Children II.
The name, Flower Children comes from the hippie fashion that prevailed in the 1960’s when the Unites States was involved in the Vietnamese War.  The hippie movement started in San Francisco where young people wearing outfits in bright colours often with flower patterns, wore flowers in their hair and handed out flowers to passers by promoting Love & Peace.  This later spread to many other cities in the US and these young people were often called the “flower children”.  This hippie fashion later spread to other countries and became one specific fashion trend.
 Gizza – Flower Children II
 
This outfit by Gizza takes its name from the hippie fashion look it is based on and comes in three different colour variations.   I wore the second colour variation in brown/blue colours with a hair that wasn’t exactly hippie style but something that looked as innocent and sweet from the Japanese hair store 69 called Olivia 03.  The ribbon in this hair is colour change by a menu that drops down when you click on it.
The jewelry set is from ByKay and it is available in three different colour variations.  You can also buy a prim nail set that matches the colours of this jewelry set and contains prim nails with and without rings.  I love the chunky design of this jewelry set and it is definitely one of my favorites.

The sandals are from Kalnins and comes with a HUD that allows the different parts to change colours as well as the skin and pedicure colour.  By specifying colours of each part, you can create your own design and it’s really convenient as well as fun.

This is a really fun casual outfit set that is also fun to style!
Outfit set:  Gizza, Flower Children II
Hair:  69, Olivia 03, Noir
Jewelry & prim nails:  ByKay, Kalya Blue Set
Sandals:  Kalnins Shoes, Empress
 Posted by Kay Fairey, Agency Director and model for Boulevard Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy Executive Director, LOOK Elite Models COO, 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.

Fun Styling With Colours

It all started from this new set of Gems and Kisses necklace and bangles I got at the Accessory Fair. Gems and Kisses has a new series of colourful necklaces and bangles that are sold at the Accessory Fair store that comes in a whopping 18 colours (3 fat packs of 6 colours each are also available) and necklaces and bracelets are sold separately so you can mix and match what you want to fit your taste.

I was in a mood for colours and a fun look and I was also looking for a good way to style a new pair of cool sneaker boots I got from Chapeau Tres Mignon (yes I know this is a hat store but these boots were sold there!). So I decided that “yellow” will be my theme today.



I also just got these sunglasses…..in fact two of them from Haysuriza which looked really cool and came with HUDs that allowed you to change the lens (yes I know this time, Haysuriza IS a shoe store but Hays just released these sunglasses. How confusing). What I liked in particular was the shape of the sunglasses which were really well made. Here I wore both of them to show both designs. For this particular look, however, I would go with the RetroCat No.3, which is the one with white frame and classic design.


The newly released pants from Tutti Fruitt were a perfect match to create a fun and funky look with its wild colours that sort of reminded me of the 60’s fashion. Tutti Frutti is a great store for those looking for fun pants as the store has a series of funky pants you can choose from. And to pull everything together, I chose a simple black tank top with a Sid & Nancy print on the front.

Top: Emery, Tank Sid & Nancy
Pants: Tutti Frutti, Pop Girl Low Rise Jeans
Necklace: Gems and Kisses, Discovery of Mars (yellow)
Bangles: Gems and Kisses, Rings of Saturn (yellow)
*Click here to go to the Accessory Fair Fair (the bangles will be sold in the Main Store after the fair).
Sunglasses 1: Haysuriza, Michelle with HUD
Sunglasses 2: Haysuriza, RetroCat No. 3 with HUD
Boots: Chapeau Tres Mignon, Wing Sneaker Boots (yellow)
Hair: Vixen Hair, Camillia

Posted by Kay Fairey, Agency Director and model for Boulevard Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy CEO, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.

Japan, Japan, Japan..A Sweet Casual Look

MeteoRain” is a Japanese brand with two small stores. Designer, songe Lunasea, is currently planning to open a main store this month in March and at the same time launch new products but until then, her stores remain these two that cannot be directly reached by landmarks which makes it a little difficult to access. She still only has a few items but what she has is very good quality and I am looking forward to seeing her new designs and new main store.

One of her creations is this hoodie that comes in 5 colour variations and it can be worn by both male and female avatars. I have matched it with a sweet short denim pants and fun socks from sey and a white pair of moccasin boots from 69. The cap is also from Japan. “Argrace” is an already fairly well-known store among the non-Japanese SL residents as one that has quality items in not only clothing but hair and even furniture. The cap comes with the hair and Argrace has different hair as well as cap designs, again for both male and female avatars.

So today, I am wearing Japanese designer creations literally from head to toe. I must admit that there are very few good gown designers in Japan, but when it comes to casual outfits, they are so good with texture as well as detail. They also have some very fun items for mixing and matching too.

And this it today’s casual look all from Japan.

Hoodie: MeteoRain, Parka (dark gray & pink)
Shorts: :sey, Patch Denim (black)
Socks: :sey, Border Skull star-ling (green)
Boots: ::69::, FRINGE Boots (camel)
Hair: Argrace, Beanie – Long Layered Wavy (black)

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Super Model, model for Boulevard Agency, Evan Model Agency, Ewing Fashion Agency, Runway Magazine, Beauty Avatar, Best of Italian and Second Look Studio.

A Cool Leather Suit From Japan

I love leathers in RL and when I saw found tiny vendor pics with this leather jacket and pants, which I had to zoom right into in order to see what it was like, I jumped with excitement. Even with the small sized pics, I could see that these were really cool and I just had to buy them. Well being from Japanese stores where prices in general tend to be much lower than other parts of SL, I wasn’t too worried about the price. They were conveniently sold separately so anybody who doesn’t want a whole suit but wants a cool leather jacket can just purchase the jacket without the pants. Or if you want a cool leather pants, you can buy it without the jacket.

The white pattern on black leather in this set was absolutely something I could die for. I might be a bit shy to wear this in RL but hey, this is SL! I might as well enjoy this awesome design. The leather texture was really realistic too and the jacket had shirrings on the side so that the jacket would have a nice fit while still being comfortable to move in.

For boots, I wore these flat biker boots from Drawmachine. I know many people will wear heels but in my mind, a pair of leather pants that are made as stylish pants can be worn with heels but if they look like biker type pants, flat boots look a lot more cool. Of course in RL, leathers make a lot more sense in terms of safety when riding bikes. Jeans can rip to pieces in just a fall, let alone an accident and when you do wear leathers for bikes, you would be choosing flat boots. So I feel it’s also a lot more realistic and makes a lot more sense, aside from the aesthetic reason.

Cold winter should be ending soon and I can’t wait for spring when bike rides will be at it’s best!

Leather jacket: W&T, Leather Jacket _002 (White)
Leather pants: W&T, Leather Pants _006-1
Boots: Drawmachine, Ladies Biker Boots Classic
Nails: Love Soul, Nail Dark Color French – A (black)
Hair: Art Lago, Shima Long Hair
Skin: Belleza, Brooke fair 11

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Super Model, model for Boulevard Agency, Evan Model Agency, Ewing Fashion Agency, Runway Magazine, Beauty Avatar, Best of Italian and Second Look Studio.

A Sweet Casual Style With A Retro Look

I was walking around the Kensington sim in London, England and came across this really nice store called “Gbberish.” It had casual outfits that had a nostalgic look and had retro-looking furniture displayed as well. It even had footwear! The whole atmosphere of the store was so befitting to the British scenery, looking like a store I might find in Nottingham.

This Kensington sim, by the way, is also a sim you must visit if you hadn’t yet. You will find the Knights Bridge Metro station and buildings so well made with art deco bars and beautiful gardens atop buildings. So it’s worth strolling around and looking around. You will sure have a great experience.

Anyway…..so here are the two outfits I got at “Gbberish.” The first one, “Audrey’s Attic Puff Dress in Vintage Roses” is a short dress with a lovely texture of roses with that antique feel to it which comes with short gloves as well as long ones. But I liked the sweet short gloves to go with this one. I matched it with a similarly retro looking hair style from “Magika.” It’s a cute two-bun look and came with a black hair band with a ribbon on the side. So I edited the hair and changed the colour of the hair band to match the dress.

I also chose a cute looking pair of shoes from “Shiny Things.” I liked the retro look of this pair that fit the outfit perfectly. But for jewelries, I decided to go with the red/brownish colour in the dress instead of making everything green.

Gbberish – Audrey’s Attic Puff Dress (Vintage Roses)


Outfit: Gbberish, Audrey’s Attic Puff Dress (Vintage Roses)
Shoes: Shiny Things, Mary Geos (spring green)
Necklace & Earrings: Lucas Lameth Fashion Jewel, Han Hana Necklace & Earrings Set (violet/red silver)
Hair: Magika, Betty (black & maroon)
Skin: Minnu, MMS-LondonFair, makeup 8b

The second outfit is a bit more casual but nonetheless sweet with a retro feel like the first one. It comes with this aqua coloured socks and also a bordeau coloured pair but I chose to wear the aqua one with this ankle boots which I also found in the same store.

The boots came in six colours and had really nice “different” colours such as “Bubble gum.” I just loved the whole taste that gave me a somewhat nostalgic memory of my childhood, not that I was actually wearing something like this.

With all outfits from “Gbberish”, I think you can really have fun matching them up with various accessories with various colours. I’m already trying out different looks myself!

Gbberish – One Love Knitted Dress (Honeysuckle)

Outfit (including socks): Gbberish, One Love Knitted Dress (Honeysuckle)
Ankle Boots: Gbberish, Candy Shop Boots (Choco)
Necklace: Swallowtail Designs, Jupiter Necklace (red)
Bracelet: Swallowtail Designs, Volume Bracelet (red)
Hair: R’s Hair Style, “Kay” (black)
Skin: same as above

Usually I never post pics of the stores but this time, the atmosphere of the store was so nice that I decided to take a snapshot and post it here.

Gbberish


And here is a link to Kensington, London. Enjoy!!

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Super Model, model for Boulevard Agency, Evan Models Agency, Ewing Fashion Agency, Beauty Avatar, Best of Italian and Second Look Studio.

Love, Love, Love These Bags & Boots!!

I had a shoes store that I always liked….no…maybe I should say a boots store. It was a store that I came across when I was still quite new to SL and since then had gone back once in a while to check out new items. This is exactly what I did the other day. No notices or information of a new release of any kind but I just decided to check the place out.

AND…..guess what I found!
I collection of seven bright coloured boots, all with matching coloured shoulder bags!!
And the bags looked great too! Well, of course, the boots were great too but after all, boots was this place’s strength. But bags too?

They looked awesome! Not just the details but the shape and size was just right for avatars to carry with short straps so the bag part snuggled right underneath your arm. It had bag animations too so the hand will bend as if you were hold these types of shoulder bags in RL. I stood there for a LONG time, wondering which colour I should get, trying to remember all the outfits I have that I might want to use this bag with. “Black is the most versatile….but wait a minute….with all these colours, black? No…..that’s too boring. Oooooooh pink! I LOVE dark pink…..no wait a minute….that won’t be versatile enough….then….cream???” My brain cells were seriously being over-worked as I stood there thinking which one I should get.

Finally, I said to myself. “Oh damn. I’ll be coming back here anyway every time I wanted another colour to match my outfit. I might as well get them all in a fatpack!” I was so pleased with this decision……until, I saw that there were no fatpacks! I frantically looked all over the place, too sorry to throw my hard made decision out of the window. Still no fatpacks. So I decided to write a notecard to the designer. 😛

The next day, Satomi Masukami, designer for “Fussy”, sent back my notecard with a simple response. “All set. 🙂” That was all I needed to know. I tp’d right away and before I could change my mind and think twice about buying a fatpack, I had already clicked on the fatpack to “buy.” YAY! I got two sets for free buying seven colours for a price of five!! I was soooooooo happy.

And off I went for a shoot. I decided to match up a “League” Leather Jacket that comes in three length. The one I am wearing in the pics is the middle length. The short one is VERY short and the long one goes down to just above your belly button. I also wore this cute shorts I found in “League” too. In fact, the jacket was given to me to wear for a show I will be walking in very soon (Feb. 7!!), but I tp’d to the store and found this pair of shorts. It has a micro mini skirt and this shorts in the set but I fell in love with the angel wings printed on my behind. 😛 Ok, ok, maybe I’m the only one that thought my “behind” looked cute, but that’s actually how I felt when I wore this.

I also matched a casual necklace and earrings from “Yukirei Accessories.” This is a Japanese store and I must say, I love the details that Japanese jewelry creators have especially on items such as these. And for the amount of work put into them, they are usually very reasonably priced.

Oh I forgot to mention that the boots and bags come in black, brown, blue, pink, purple, cream and red. Seven in all. And the one I am showing you here is the pink one.

Leather Jacket: League, Belted Leather Jacket (black)
Short pants: League, Wild Angel Booty Set-Black (shorts)
Boots & Bags: Fussy, Fussy Boots & Hand bag (pink)
Socks: Shop Seu, Kushukushu Kutsushita (black)
Necklace: Yukirei Accessories, Dagger Which Protects Shield Necklace
Earrings: Yukirei Accessories, Dagger Earrings

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Super Model, model for Boulevard Agency, Evan Models Agency, Ewing Fashion Agency, Beauty Avatar, Best of Italian and Second Look Studio.

A Cool Casual Style from "Sweetest Goodbye"

“Sweetest Goodbye” is a store that you MUST visit if you’re looking for a cool casual style. The texture designer Morphine Janick uses on her outfits are stunning and her styles are cool as well as sweet.

The short (in fact VERY short) sweater I am wearing here is a new release called “Desire” and although I have worn it here without wearing anything under it, you can also wear it in combination with shirts underneath. The amazing thing is…….this sweater is only comprised of three prim parts and no clothing layer! So it will be easy to match anything you might have in what ever clothing layer it comes in.

I initially took these pics for a magazine article I was writing but decided that I will wear a shirt layer myself for the magazine. So I decided to use these pics here as I usually refrain from using any pics I have for magazines before they are published.

The micro mini skirt worn here can be worn without the pantie showing. In the set you have a pants layer with the pantie showing as well as one that is only the skirt and the pantie is also included as a separate underpants layer as well for easier styling. Different colour skirts will all have this underpants layers that come in fun colours. They are all well thought out to give that fun look with contrasting colours.

The ankle boots worn here is also from Sweetest Goodbye as well as the skin. The boots, as you can see in the close up pic, has a great deal of details and comes in 8 stunning colour combinations. A really fun piece to match with any fun casual style.

The only different brands here are the stockings and bracelet, but the stocking was such a great match in colour and the bracelet I added to avoid being too “pink.”

“Sweetest Goodbye” also has some cool men’s items as well. A great place for high quality casual wear!!

Sweater: Sweetest Goodbye, Desire (gray)
Micro Mini Skirt: Sweetest Goodbye, Tik Tak (gray)
Stockings: Alchemy, Rainbow Stockings (hot pink)
Bracelet: Swallowtail, Volume Bracelet (green)
Ankle Boots: Sweetest Goodbye, Wonder Bird (gray)
Hair: Discord, Garou (black)
Skin: Sweetest Goodbye, Sweet Skin, Biscuit 09 Reflet

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Super Model, model for Boulevard Agency, Evan Models Agency, Ewing Fashion Agency, Beauty Avatar, Best of Italian and Second Look Studio.

A Winter Casual

I came across a store called “Twisted & Spoiled” during my job as a model and got hooked with this outfit set which I am wearing a lot lately when I spend those easy days with no parties and no special occasions where I have to dress up.

The set is called “Snuggle Me In White” and it comes with this sweet knitted cap I am wearing and a pair of knee high socks. I have to admit, I didn’t buy this set as it was given to me for an event in which I had to model wearing this, but I liked it so much that I decided to tp to this store with the LM that was in the folder.

There I found these lovely pair of boots. It comes in a black pair and a white pair and of course, I had to buy both. But this had been one of my best decisions because since then, both the black and the white pairs have been used so much! They match short skirts, jeans, shorts….almost anything casual and allows me to create a “winter casual look” the moment they rez.

I have a pair of similar boots in RL and I had been loving it as they are so warm and so comfy to walk in. Maybe my love of these RL boots is making me a bit biased but these two pairs of identical boots, aside from the colours, have been my “biggest hits of the season” as far as casual wear is concerned.

Earrings I wore here are also from the same store and colour changing. It has a necklace and bracelet in the set but since I have a high neck collar with this sweater and ruffled sleeves, I only wore the earrings.

I like this all white look also as it reminds me of a winter bunny. 🙂

Outfit: Twisted & Spoiled, Snuggle Me In White
Boots: Twisted & Spoiled, Huntress Boots (White)
Earrings: Twisted & Spoiled, Sweetheart Jewelry Set
Nails: Armidi, (True Enhance) Painted Nails (Apricot II)
Hair: Novocaine Hair, Riko (smoke)
Skin: Beauty Avatar Couture, ISIS Light Skin 10

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Super Model, model for Boulevard Agency, Evan Models Agency, Ewing Fashion Agency, Beauty Avatar, Best of Italian and Second Look Studio.