Having Fun With Styling – Amanda Bolero Mix

I found this really interesting skin from a small skin store and decided to have some fun styling using this skin.

So I took two separate sets from Amanda Bolero and mixed the two and matched this really cute (or rather…..odd?) hair with a bird’s nest by Clawtooth by Clawtooth. I love it when I find interesting items from small stores like these. These may not be gigantic stores with lots of choices but you can really come across some jewels in smaller shops.

This skin and hair were perfect examples. The skin is a really interesting one with no brows, lots of freckles and pinkish cheeks. But the overall look when used right was very couture and elegant, as well as sweet. Since I found this, I have been using this skin quite often.

The hair comes with blue birds, but you can purchase other colours as options. So these pink birdies were not the default birdies that came with the hair but so perfect for this look. The creator includes a notecard in the set assuring you that these birdies won’t “poop” on your head!

As for the outfit, the cute shorts I have on came with a tank top which made the whole thing look more casual. So I changed it with this somewhat metallic looking top which is a very versatile top that can match pants as well as skirts and have an effect to turn most looks into a couture look.

Top: Bolero C0llection, Giubbottino Pink Metal (jacket only)
Shorts: Bolero Collection, Estivo Rosa (shorts only)
Bangles: RYCA, Texture Change Bangle (silver)
Earrings: Chloe, Shards Set (platinum)
boots: Courtisane, Allumeuse Boots (snow)
Hair: Clawtooth by Clawtooth, A Place To Call Home
Skin: Fashionably Dead, Bird Skin

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, CEO & Top Model for Evane Model Agency, Modavia Super Model and Top Model of Boulevard Agency and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.

A Silver Mini Dress From WigWamBam

WigWamBam was a store I accidentally found last year when it was still just opened. It’s not a big store, but full of fun outfits that I would enjoy styling. Yesterday, I visited the store again after some interval and found this silver mini dress that I simply loved. It came in two versions. One with short sleeves and the other with long sleeves. My choice was to go with the long one.

It is one of those simple mini dresses that you see quite often in SL but what sets it apart is the puffy shoulders at the top of the long sleeves that adds a classy image to the dress and the bold but interesting cut in the front. I can see why designer Joodle Fadoodle wanted a cut instead of an open collar. The high collar that is made possible by having a cut here matches so well with the puffy sleeves, giving the dress a different look as well as adding style. It looks very classy and elegant just by having these two details. This is what I love about designs. A small difference can make such a difference!

So instead of a simple silver or black & white look, I decided to add some red. I did that using jewelries from Chloe which, with its 150+ colour change feature, allowed me to choose the exact red I was looking for. Also I wore a fine mesh fishnet stockings in red. This pair of stockings was great as it gives you a choice of large, medium and fine mesh using different clothing layers. Then you can simply go into appearance and choose whatever colour you wish by editing colour. This practically means there is no limit to the colours you can make.

To complete the look, I wore dark red nail polish and makeup that gave me bright red lips from Pulse Skins.

For shoes, however, I decided to go with black & white, wearing a pair of ankle boots that was released from Courtisane, a new shoes brand launched by LeeZu Baxter. These boots come in so many different colours that it’s worth checking them up if you are looking for any specific colour to add to your look. And for hair, I chose a relatively voluminous hair from Tsukinowaguma which comes with a rather elaborate colour changing hair ornament. I changed the colour of the ornament to “silver white” to match the mini dress. I could have used red shoes and red hair ornaments but it seemed a bit “too much.” This way, I can bring the focus to my red lips and also the big red necklace I am wearing, from Chloe.

I am now ready to head off to a fun casino night in Las Vegas and maybe some dancing later.

WigWamBam – Sequin Minidress Long Sleeve

Outfit: WigWamBam, Sequin Minidress Long Sleeve
Fishnet stockings: Vassnia, Rainbow、Full Fishnets Set (fine mesh、red)
Jewelry: Chloe, A Pear of Diamonds Necklace, Earrings and Ring (dark red)
Ankle boots: Courtisane, Hors d’haleine Booties (casanova)
Nails: Celestial Studio, Lulu Finger nails (dark red)
Hair: Tsukinowaguma, Karen (ash)
Skin: Pulse Skins, Soft Ivory Fall 2008 Collection #4

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

A Mediterranean Look With A La Folie

A La Folie just came out with these lovely new releases called “Bolero.” It is a top that is short but puffy and a skirt that has a very pretty line falling down from the waist. The key is that these two are being sold separately and both come in so many different colours. You can either use the same colours like I did here with the white top and white skirt, or you can style it with different colours. In fact, I got a red skirt too so I can make a white and red look.

With the white top and skirt, I made a look with a Mediterranean image, matching it up with accessories from Chloe, a new store that was launched with the Nuit Blanche show and a set of bangles from Bax Coen accessories. The necklace and earrings you see here are Chloe’s latest releases. These can be changed into more than 150 colours for both the primary gem and secondary gem which makes these pieces almost like custom made jewelry. The bangles can be changed into different shades of red too. I love it when I can do this. It makes styling so much easier. Of course, I had to change my skin too as my usual skin is too pale and I wanted a nice slightly tanned look, but not too dark.

The hair I have is also a new release. Angelina from R’s Hair Style that came out only a few days ago. The creator, Rise Matova, said she envisioned Angelina Jolie when she created this hair, thus the name Angelina. It matched this Mediterranean look but could be used with formal gowns too.

The sandals I am wearing was released from A La Folie together with “Bolero.” The brown sandals complete this Mediterranean look.

A La Folie – “Bolero” top and skirt

Top: A La Folie, “BOLERO” blanc pull
Skirt: A La Folie, “BOLERO” blanc jupe
Necklace and earrings: Chloe, 1879 Necklace and Earrings
Bracelets: Bax Boots, Bax Flower Bracelet Reds
Sandals: A La Folie, Sandales Brown
Nails: [AI]:Nails, One Color Glitter (dark red)
Hair: R’s Hair Style, Angelina (black)
Skin: Minnu, MMS light – Gray (this skin is no longer on sale)

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

From The Blanc Nuit Show

On January 31 (Saturday), the Nuit Blanche Show presented by Boulevard Agency and Studio Red gathered more than 100 people at the Patch Thibaud Auditorium. This was a show featuring four designers, Ashoka Eales of “Phoenix Rising”, Nardya Rousselot of “Nardcotix“, Kieran Debevec of “Chloe (jewelry)” and Lion Jonesford of “Lion Skins.”

It was a very exciting show and an awesome runway design with Boulevard models not only strutting the runway but also placed as props in the magnificent outfits, jewelry and skins from the featured designers. I was honoured that I had the opportunity to take part in this show although I must say that lag was really bad, making the walk and outfit change extremely challenging. The show ended in a great success and I wish to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in making this possible and my fellow models who all did a great job in that aweful lag.

So here are the outfits I wore in this show for those of you who couldn’t come.

The first one is an outfit called “Nardya Noir No.1″ by Nardcotix matched with the “Time Set Silver” set from Chloe and Turquoise Pinup shoes from Stiletto Moody. The shoes was styled by Stiletto Moody who took the turquoise blue of the brooch and came up with this lovely coloured shoes. So I decided to play on the blue too ending up with a slightly blue-ish black hair and blue eyes (which I usually never wear).

The skin used in this show were all from the “Noir” series from Lion Skins which were a special edition of the new “SU” line of skins that Lion developed specifically for this show. They are, however, all on sale in her store, so if you like them, it would be worth a visit. By the way, if you think you can’t find them, try tp’ing up to the roof top.

All the photographs used here, with the exception of the last close up shots in each group were taken by Tillie Ariantho and Sharron Shumann during the show.

I will post some of the outfits from these brands on another opportunity as this post will become way too long. But I will just say that I loved them!

1. NardcotixNardya Noir No.1

Lion Skins – Noir 20

Outfit: Nardcotix, Nardya Noir No.1
Jewelry: Chloe, Time Set Silver
Shoes: Stiletto Moody, Pinup (Turqoise Patent)
Hair: Tsukinowaguma, Karen (black)
Skin: Lion Skins, Noir 20

The next one was also from Nardcotix called “Nardya Noir No.13″ and it was actually a gradated gray gown with extravagant fur used around the whole neck/chest area. It was a very elegant and yet sweet outfit. The jewelry used here are from Alienbear who also provided jewelry for the show.

2. NardcotixNardya Noir No.13

Lion Skins – Noir 11

Outfit: Nardcotix, Nardya Noir No.13
Jewelry: Alienbear Design, Silverster Set White
Shoes: Stiletto Moody, Pinup (Grey Stripe Patent Python)
Hair: Tsukinowaguma, Talicam (black)
Skin: Lion Skins, Noir 11

The last outfit I wore was from Phoenix Rising called Inner Wrappings (Red). Here it is worn as a mini one piece dress but you are given a choice of wearing it as you see here in the pics or as a shirt + pants set. This was a most sweet mini dress with an interesting prim skirt shape.

3. Phoenix Rising – Inner Wrappings (Red)

Lion Skins – Noir 16

Outfit: Phoenix Rising, Inner Wrappings (Red)
Earrings: Chloe, Dimensions Earrings (Gold)
Shoes: Stiletto Moody, Pinup (Orange Peel Patent)
Hair: Tsukinowaguma, Candy (black)
Skin: Lion Skins, Noir 16

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