A New Release From "a la folie": Ballerine

One of my favorite stores, a la folie, has just released a new dress called “Ballerine.” As the name suggests, it is shaped like a ballerina costume with a wide fluffy skirt and a top that has a low cut with tiny cute sleeves on the arms. As with all of her designs, designer pixivor Allen uses lots of flowers to create this dress including a sculpt flower on the left side of the waist. But that is not all. The skirt has a soft and delicate lace layer that flows out of the skirt with movement and adds that gentle touch.

The outfit came with a pair of elegant off white pumps but I wanted something more vibrant to match the beauty of the flowers and after some thought decided to go with orange as a spice to the look.

So I chose a skin that gave me makeup with orange eye shadows and an orange tone in the lips, but because of the orange in the face, I refrained from using too much colour for jewelry. Because the face makeup is strong, jewelry should be simple, delicate and non-intrusive while adding that final touch to the wide opened shoulders.

Shoes is an item that is always difficult to find the exact colour I have in mind but these pair I wore from Haysuriza were the exact reddish orange that I was looking for. These Sayuri pumps from this brand has an amazing colour variation of 30 colours which you can buy individually or in 3 sets of 10 colours each as fat packs. With the release of Sayuri, Haysuriza became one of the shoe stores that I will go look for specific colours along with enkythings. Usually if I visit these two stores, I can find more of less the exact colour that I am looking for. I just hope that the designer and creator for Haysuriza, Hays Uriza, will come up with the same colour variation for sandals soon.

I should also mention that Sayuri can change the heels and also part of the ribbon to gold or silver for all of its 30 colours and you can also opt to hide the ribbon if you prefer simple pumps, simply by clicking both shoes. Here I changed the heels to gold.

After I shot all the pictures I needed for this blog post, I realized that the dress might also look nice with a hat. So I tried on my fav brand of couture hats, Couture Chapeau which I introduced in the July 20th program of “Fabulous Fashion” with Angie Mornington on SLCN TV as a guest stylist. The hat added fun and elegance to the entire look and I was very happy with the result.

Outfit: a la folie, Ballerine
Necklace and Earrings: The Golden Flower, Elegance
Shoes: Haysuriza, Pumps Sayuri (red)
Nails: J’s, Nail Vivid Pack (orange)
Hair: Little Heaven, Hair 53 Ingrid00 (marron)
Skin: Exodi, Genesis Candace Apple BOLLYWOOD Makeup Line “Kalpona-Kari”

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

A New Release From Sascha’s Design

Sascha’s Designs’ new release, “Cafe Latte” was a chic cocktail dress with a delicate shawl that covers the shoulders and a delicate skirt. The colour is one I like very much. A soft brown that is both elegant and chic. But what really set this dress apart and made it very stylish was the sunglasses that was included in the set.

Sascha’s Designs – Cafe Latte

I used to work for a French boss who was a fashion guru and a celebrity figure in my country. She used to work for Dior and never betrayed our expectation to see the latest fashion on her. I used to look forward to seeing what she would come wearing every morning and see how she styled even a simple dress most exquisitely. I feel I learned so much about styling just watching her every day.

The reason why I brought her up was because these sunglasses reminded me of her. She always wore these very dark sunglasses and the moment I wore the one in this “Cafe Latte” set, the vision of her came to my mind in a flash.

So I set off to style myself to resemble her and even found hair that was exactly like the hair she used to have in real life.

She always had the most fashionable shoes and bags that were never used two days in a row. She changed her bag, jewelry, everything everyday to match her outfit that were chosen with the utmost care. She would match the most amazing colours together and achieve a fabulous look. So I thought what she would match with this delicate brown. I knew she wouldn’t match usual colours such as gold or any tone of brown or yellow. She would match colours that surprised people and yet impressed them with her choice.

So I chose a purple that was more like a plum colour for my shoes and bag. Not bad. Not bad at all. 🙂 But I still wonder what she would have chosen if this was her.

Outfit: Sascha’s Designs, Cafe Latte
Necklace & Earrings: Alienbear, Pearl Teardrop Pearl Set (White)
Clutch Bag: Baiastice, Diamond Magenta Small
Shoes: Baiastice, Querelle (dark red on purple)
Nails: Persona, Polished Nails (plum)
Hair: Glitter Hair, Ponty (black)
Skin: Exodi, Genesis Candace Apple, Bare

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

A New Casual From Kunglers

One of the recent releases from Kunglers caught my eye. “Lucylle” which came in three colour variations but I got the one that was labelled “blue.” It was a casual style that was hmmmm….how shall I put it….”a controlled explosion of colours.” Some days I want to dress chic and elegant, but there are days when I want fun in my styling and it was one of those days when I came across “Lucylle” and I couldn’t leave without getting it.

I must say, I had a blast styling this. The colours that are in the skirt are so varied and so interesting that depending on what colour you add to the look, the whole image changes like a chameleon. And it was fun mixing and matching various items that might look nice with this outfit. The bright colours used do pose some difficulty in SL where it’s not always easy to get the exact colour you want but I guess that is the same in RL. But with so many colour options you have that you can pick from the skirt, it’s a fun process to see what I can match.

Whenever I want bright colours, the first place I turn to is ALB Dream Fashion that always never fails me with items that come in lovely bright colours. The colours that designer AnaLee Balut uses are very complicated colours and not just plain bright pink or orange, for example, just like the pair of shoes I am wearing in these pics. She has a distinctive style with her colours which I love so much. And sure enough, she had the exact shoes I was looking for. Stylish pumps in a blend of pink/orange. 😀

Then I added a brand new release from PISA where Japanese creator Emi Woller offers some very detailed formal jewelry that are usually based on classic Italian designs. This newly released necklace, however, was a fun item designed around grapes. She made a necklace with a grape pattern but also came up with colours inspired by the various grape species you can get. Like this one I wore was inspired by muscat grapes with a refreshing green colour that was then translated as peridot gem.

Then for hair, I chose Eran 2 from Mirone which is a hair shop by another Japanese creator, Miu Edman. It’s a fun casual hair with colour changing hair band that will be a nice hair to have in the coming summer months as it should look really nice with swimming wear. In fact, there is a Mirone store right next to PISA’s main store. So you might want to check out both.

So thanks to AvaGardner Kungler and her wonderful creation, I ended up having a great time styling and so much fun!

Outfit: Kunglers, Lucylle (blue)
Shoes: ALB Dream Fashion, SUSA Heels shoes
Necklace: PISA, Grape Necklace By Peridot (gold version)
Nails: These nails were part of the “Lucylle” set
Hair: Mirone, Eran 2 (ebony)
Skin: Exodi, Genesis Candace Apple “Black Rose”

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.

Sweet, cute, lovely…..Reale

If you’re like me and sometimes want to wear sweet and cute clothes, a store by desinger Mallu Mayo called Reale is a place to go shopping! The moment you step in, you’ll scream with excitement. Lots and lots of sweet clothes and beautiful colours will jump in your eyes (ok….I mean, once the place is rezzed of course). What is so great about this store is that the outfits are sweet but never “over done” and are also stylish at the same time. I know you have come across some stores that are just cutey pies with no taste so I’m sure you know what I am talking about.

What is the best about Reale is that the prices are so reasonable. You can come out with a big smile on your face if you had 200L, which also means that if you have more, there is a high probability that you will be walking out with more than one outfit as it’s so hard to decide on just one in this store.

So today, I have the Floratta Long Dress with pansies. This is a rare long dress here as most of the outfits are short but not rediculously short as a lot of the outfits in SL are. I must admit, I really don’t like the short short prim skirts that spread out like ballet costumes. Maybe it’s because I saw too many of these as a newbie. They just look unreal and unnatural.

The Floratta Long Dress comes in four different flower colours although the base colour is always white. Purple (the one I am showing here), pink, orange and red. All colour variations are so lovely and for those who can’t make up their mind, of course, there is a fat pack available. (lol)

Outfit: Reale, Floratta Long Dress (pansies)
Bangles: Persona, Bangles (violets)
Nails: Love Soul, Nail Silver Gradation (purple)
Shoes: Phoenix Rising, Bow Flats (white)
Hair: 69, Model Hair 02 (off black)
Skin: Exodi, Genesis Candace Apple, Bouquet

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.

Simply GORGEOUS! Mashooka Designs

Mashooka Designs is a brand that any fashionista will crave for. Designer Aradhana Voight has started designing outfits that inherit her Indian heritage when she couldn’t find India inspired outfits two years ago. Since then, she has merged the Indian design elements with those of Western outfits, creating fabulous outfits both Indian and Western that have the same rich and realistic textures. In May of this year, she opened her new main store in her own sim, to commemorate her second anniversary as a designer and now have two wings to the store, each filled with stunning designs with Indian heritage and Western in the respective wings.

Mashooka Designs – Jodhaa Princess Gharara & Jodhaa Rajput Jewels

This wedding season, Aradhana created absolutely gorgeous jewelry which has its roots in royal or extremely high status Indian weddings. The gold set was first released but it has been added with a silver set to match any outfit colour or personal taste.

The gold set was originally created after a 18th century jewelry based on a movie “Jodhaa Akbar” and the detail and the intricacy of the design left me quite speechless. The whole set comprises of an amazing 16 piece set, that leaves you with almost no attachment point left without a jewelry piece. However, for those who prefer not to wear the whole set, the pieces can be purchased separately so it will also be easier to match certain pieces with Western formal outfits.

This jewelry has such history behind it, it might be worthwhile checking the brief history in Aradhana’s blog for Mashooka Designs as she has a page dedicated to this jewelry. Of course, it would be quite difficult, or rather impossible, to own such elaborate jewelry in real life, so I was so thankful that I was in SL which enabled me to even have a glimpse of what it would be like to own such grand work of craftsmanship and art.

Here I am showing both the gold-ruby set and the silver-amber set matched with different Indian outfit. The gold set is worn with a deep and rich red Indian costume that is, in itself, such a noble and grand outfit. It comes with a head veil that you can use as an option (not worn here) and I must say that it fulfilled my dream of wearing an elegant saree.

And Aradhana has jewelry as well as matching outfits for the groom too!

Mashooka Designs – Kativa Gharara & Royal Rajput (silver-amber) Jewels

This silver set is worn with another Indian outfit which is equally stunning, Kativa Gharara, which comes in three colours, blue, yellow and pink. Here I am wearing the yellow one which, compared to the rich deep red of the Jodhaa Princess Gharara, has a very light and refreshing look. The two are so different although both fabulous in their own ways and both matching very well with these awesome jewelry sets.

One thing I do wish to mention aside from the gorgeous jewelry is the quality of the texture of the outfits. The very intricate and detailed pattern of Indian fabric is so well recreated here with a smooth silky feel of the material, that it will not do the outfits justice if they do get mentioned.

And for those who are thinking…..”well I won’t be wearing a saree,” there are plenty of non-Indian outfits too in which Aradhana makes use of the same skills she has used to create these.

Red outfit with gold jewelry:
Saree: Mashooka Designs, Jodhaa Princess Gharara
Jewelry: Mashooka Designs, Jodhaa Rajput Jewels
Hair: Allure by Sparkle Skye, Princessa Hair (black)
Skin: Exodi, Genesis Candace Apple “Redgrave”

Yellow outfit with silver jewelry:
Saree: Mashooka Designs, Kativa Gharara
Jewelry: Mashooka Designs, Royal Rajput (silver-amber) Jewelcase
Hair: Exxess Designs, Nerd (black)
Skin: Exodi, Genesis Candace Apple “Chokh Tepa”

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.