Eshi Otawara’s Art Of Clothing

Eshi Otawara has become well known for her ‘art’ which is probably a more appropriate term to call her creations than ‘outfits.’ Her most recent release is one call ‘POPI’ which takes its theme from poppy flowers.

The garment is basically white with poppy flowers forming a design as well as a pattern on the bodice area of the outfit and also a very big hat that comes with the outfit. The hat is a huge poppy flower itself with over-sized hat pins added as accents.

The outfit also comes with a choker that is shown here and also a ring that is a bumble bee which I thought was so cute. So when the avatar moves the hand, it looks like a bumble bee is flying around a field of poppy flowers.

There is really very little you can add to this without distorting its balance. Here I wore a relatively plain pair of white shoes and also a hair that was a tight updo so as not to take away from this lovely hat.

Eshi Otawara – POPI by Eshi Otawara


This was an outfit that I had a lot of fun taking pictures as the outfit itself was almost like a sculpture. So I added a few fun shots I took also.


Outfit: Eshi Otawara, POPI by Eshi Otawara
Shoes: S. Olbers, Kroko “Wedding”
Hair: LeLutka Beaute, Ballerina Bun (Charcoal Black)
Skin: LeLutka Beaute, MMS New York – Fair makeup 7b

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, model and writer for the Best of SL Magazine and Runway Magazine.

Creating A Hippy Look In SL

I love finding new releases and new designers but what I also love doing, almost as a game, is to find a theme myself and attempt at creating certain looks based on these themes. Lately, I’ve been having more enthusiasm in doing this and the more challenging the theme, the more fun I seem to get. This time, it all started from spotting a “hippy style” looking top by Apple May. The moment I spotted this top, the first thing that came to my mind was “ooh this would look nice in a hippy look” and the next moment, my mind had already latched on this fun idea.

This top came in a set of three colours, which I must say, was a little disappointing. I would rather spend my money on buying different outfits than buying the same top in three different colours. But this was definitely not being sold as a fat pack and there was no other vendor selling individual colours so I ended up having to buy all the colours.

For this particular styling I had to make a hippy look so I decided to use the purple one. In more accurate terms, I didn’t HAVE to make a hippy look and nobody was telling me to do so, but as I said, once I had my mind set on certain themes, it was hard to shake it off. So in my mind, it was a must.

I tried several different pairs of jeans but this one from Jador Fashion that had some pink based colour in it seemed to work better to create a “flower children” look. And of course, I had to use this hair from Lelutka with a head band (or rather….string?) and my shoes had to be flat sandals. I found these sandals in my inventory which fit my image perfectly but unfortunately, I had bought them a long time ago which was way before I even thought of starting to blog. So I never cared that a landmark was missing. And now, I can’t even remember where I got these sandals from. Damn. I would be grateful if any of you who might be reading this might know where these came from and let me know. I even tried searching with the name I saw on the folder but I had no success. 😦

Every time I do this styling game, I seem to find something that was buried deep inside my ocean-deep inventory that I had somehow forgotten that I even had them. This time, it was these sandals and I feel as excited as if I won these on a lucky chair. Aah yes and nails. I mustn’t wear coloured nail polish with this look. I have to try to make things look as “natural” as possible. So I decided to go with french nails, which is pink + white tips.

And to finish it off, I needed a skin with very little make up and some accessories that reminded me of nature. A flower choker, bracelet and earrings set I found in Chambre de Chocolat before Eshi Otawara renamed her store to bear her name, was something I could use.

I was finally able to make a “hippy look” by scrambling into my inventory and buying nothing but the loose top that initially made me go after this look.

Top: Apple May, Heart Breaker (purple)
Jeans: Jador Fashion, Heart Denim
Necklace, bracelet & earrings: Chambre de Chocolat*, Jewelry Set Sunflower (blue)
Sandals: !BF!, Urban Bohemian Ankle Wrap Flats (lilac)**
Nails: Celestial Studio, Lulu Fingernails (pink with white tips)
Hair: LeLutka, Tate (black)
Skin: Minnu, MMS Fair – Care

*Chambre de Chocolat has revised its name to Eshi Otawara.
**No LM is availalbe as explained, so no SURL link provided.

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.

Eshi Otawara’s New Winter/Spring Collection

On December 13 (Sat), Eshi Otawara of Chambre de Chocolat, released her new collection which is now called the Eshi Otawara Collection. A fashion show at the Patch Thibauld Auditorium kicked off her new collection which is now available in her new store at Blumfield.

The entire new collection is inspired by Japan. Eshi’s late husband was a martial artist who had great knowledge about Japan and it’s culture and likewise, Eshi has a deep love for the culture which was portrayed not only in her new collection, but her new store which is built like an old Japanese house that you might see in Samurai movies.

The collection also has Japanese names such as “Kiku (Chrysanthemum)”, “Koi (Carp)”, “Kunoichi (female ninja)” and the new limited edition gown she launched together with this collection which she only sold 5 pieces was called “Kabuki”. Most of the outfits except for the “Blossoms” series are full of sculpt prim parts that create a very interesting silhouette while the “Blossoms” series look like dainty pants style kimino that looks a bit like a Vietnamese costume. All outfits come in various colour variations.

She now also has skins that match the outfits that resemble Kabuki theatre make-up in her store.

Rather than trying to explain the collection, let me show you some pictures and also a video that was made with the show she did on Saturday.

Eshi Collection – Kabuki (Limited Edition Dress)

Eshi Collection – Blossoms Blue


CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO OF THE ENTIRE COLLECTION.

As Eshi launched her new collection, all previous items which were sold at Chambre de Chocolat are now marked down to 50% in the second floor of her new store. So those of you who always wanted that gorgeous Hybiscus Dream or any of her outfits previously launched, go now! You can get them all at 50% discount!

All outfits & Skins: Eshi Collection

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.

Chambre du Chocolat : Samurai In The Storm

(Quoted from the Press Release)

Eshi Otawara, the renown artist whose works have been exhibited both in RL and in SL, announces her latest wearable fashion: Samurai-in-the-Storm. This will be the last limited release dress to be created under the “Chambre du Chocolat” label. Future releases will become know as the Eshi Otawara collection. This metaversal beyond haute couture dress was one of her early prim pieces of clothing creations, but was never before released, being saved for just the right timing. The dress was inspired from one of her RL paintings, which she made as her response to the destruction of hurricane Rita in 2005. From her experiences comes the courage to inspire and adorn, to delight the senses and surprise the eye; from tragedy arises beauty. All of these things come together in the designs by Eshi Otawara.

The Samurai-in-the-Storm is a rendering of a samurai spirit, and envelops the wearer in both the strength of armour (represented by the top portion of the dress) and the power of nature, as seen in the waves rising from the lower part of the dress. Raindrops caught in the wind encircle the wearer, showing the fortitude of the samurai to overcome obstacles no matter the nature of them. There is both power and softness in the dress; more a fantastical wearable art piece than what is typically seen in SL as a dress with billowy prims floating all around. This dress exudes strength from vulnerability, and will be unmistakeable to the wearer as an Eshi Otawara Original.

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It is with great pleasure that I present the “Samurai In The Storm” by Eshi Otawara.


Posted by Kay Fairey, Boulevard Agency & Second Look Studio