An Exclusive Dress From Chanktare

As you may already know, the designers who are supporting our Project Tents effort to collect funds to purchase special tents that will be sent to Haiti have created special exclusive items that can only be purchased at their vendors in the Project Tents sim which will be opened until May 30.

Chanktare – Haiti Specials
The Waterfall Dress and the Toro Tora Jewelry Set

This is one of the two exclusives Applonia Criss made for Haiti worn together with the exclusive jewelry set that is also being sold in her tent. The Waterfall Dress and the Toro Tora Jewelry Set.

The dress is a very simple form but the colours used and the texture make it so special and the jewelry set is a must with perfectly matching colours. The two create such a lovely and cool look for summer parties.

And remember…..75% of everything you buy here will be sent to the Haiti fund. Let’s try to send as many tents as we can before the monsoon season hits Haiti! Read more about this project here.

Outfit: Chanktare, Haiti Project Special – Waterfall Dress*
Jewelry Set: Chanktare, Haiti Project Special -Toro Tora Jewelry Set*
Hair: 69, Diva (noir)
Nails: Candy Nails, #P034 Hime (white)
*SURL links are directed to the Project Tents sim

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

A Holiday Limited Edition Dress From Chantkare

It’s that time of the year when many boutiques release “Christmas dresses” and none other than Chantkare did the same. BUT….it’s not a design that screams out Christmas and I can wear it any other time without feeling like the I’m wearing something totally out of season. That’s what happens with most of the so called “Christmas” or “Holiday” dresses. You can ONLY wear it during that time of the year and once Christmas is over, it goes deeeeeeeeep inside my inventory, never to come out again. This one from Chantkare, however, is a dress I wouldn’t mind wearing in January or any time for that matter, and yet it looks Christmassy if you wore it now!

The top has a one shoulder design with a texture that uses red and green. Chritmassy….yes. But the colours are relatively subdued almost reminding me of country style British fabric for furniture or curtains. I like this a lot. It’s elegant for one thing but the red lace layer that shows from underneath adds the fun and makes it a bit sexy too.

The skirt is a lacy prim skirt but there is one bit on the left that uses a different kind of lace, like flower petals, in brighter red. This adds a nice accent to the skirt and I’m loving it! What’s more nice is that unlike many limited edition dresses, this outfit is sold for only 275L. I really think this is great value for the lindens you spend.

The skin I am wearing is a Suzana skin from Lion Skins. With all the colours they have for make ups, you can often find one that matches outfits. By the way, the link I have below is for Lion Skin’s new store location.

Chantkare – Holiday Limited Edition Dress

Outfit: Chantkare, Holiday Limited Edition Dress
Shoes: Stiletto Moody, Pinup (Badseed)
Necklace: Styles of edo, Cream Akoya Pearls、Triple Strand Necklace
Earrings: Styles of edo, Cream Akoya Pearls、Studded Earrings
Hair: R’s Hair Style, “Kay” (black)
Skin: Lion Skins, Suzana fair #50

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

Introducing Chantkare: A Rising Star!

I met Applonia about a month ago when I paid a visit to her store. Immediately, I fell in love! In fact, I fell in love so much that I decided, on the spot, to trash another article I was writing for a magazine and decided to write about her and her instead!

Applonia Criss, whose store is called “Chantkare“, is a brand new store that opened just this September. She, in fact, started making clothes in SL this summer! So yes, she is VERY new. However, her designs were already showing signs of uniqueness and style. Skill wise, I am sure she will get even better. But even with what she already had in her store, I could tell that she had a talent to see style and design unique but attractive clothings.

Earlier today, I visited her store again and I was taken by a huge surprise. Not only did Applonia have a lot of new designs, she even changed the whole layout, interior and displays in her store! She also had a small collection of jewelry, bags and men’s items! I asked her “Where do you stop?! I can’t keep up!”

Well anyway, I took these pics back when I first met her, which was about a month ago but I could not publish them as the magazine for which I wrote this for had the 1st right of publishing and I had to wait until the magazine was out. So now, I am introducing you the store and the pics here as I couldn’t wait to scream it out. lol You might be wondering what “Chantkare” means and so did I. My curiority defeated me and I just had to ask. She told me that it was a word that meant “stylish, fashionable, upbeat, modern and fun” all in one word and the style she aims for or likes is a bit “european”, sophisticated but always fun. And fun they are! She uses lots of colours but never too much and always adds a twist to her designs that make them look so interesting and unique. I really can’t wait to see her designs 6 months down the road. I must say, I am almost afraid to see how many items she will be adding. I said it before and I will say it again. “I can’t keep up!!!!!”

And I have MORE exciting news for you! Applonia will do her very first show with us at Ewing Fashion Agency on Dec. 14!! This will be the very first time “Chantkare” will be seen on the runway. I will post details here as the date approaches to stay tuned!

So without further due, please take a look at some of her stunning designs.

Chantkare – Polka Dot Red Chiffon

Chantkare – Citron Gown

Chantkare – Morocco Ensemble

Chantkare – White Pepper Dress with Scarf

Chantkare – Motogreen

I will also be posting some of her latest designs soon! So again, stay tuned!

Click here for a limo to Chantkare.

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