The Red Look

I found this really gorgeous red gown with a fantastic texture at a baroque fashion house called Ephemera.  Among many lovely baroque gowns, the designer had a few regular gowns which were all very simple compared to her extravagant baroque gowns but all very tastefully made and extremely elegant.

I ended up buying most of the gowns she had and started to style them one by one.

This gown was called “Butter Red” and I am not sure where the name “butter” came from but it was one of the most lovely red gowns I have ever seen.

So I took this skirt and since I wanted a different top, I replaced the top to a corset by KWZ and it turned out to be one of my favorite gown looks.

My “Red Look”

Top:  KWZ, Corset A
Skirt:  Ephemera, Butter Red
Jewelry:  Crystal Line, Karina Accessory Set

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.

A New Release from KWZ

KWZ by Japanese designer Kariwanz Felisimo, is one that almost seems deceiving as her designs do not look like creations by Japanese. I have been posting about her several times but that is definitely not because we are friends but because I truely believe that she is a designer that deserves top class evaluation.

KWZ – Lace Hood B

Her new creation is called “Lace Hood” and she has type A and type B that are very slightly different. Both come with this big lace hood that has various attachments such as this huge ribbon that you see in my pics. She has other types such as bunny ears, lopped eared rabbit ears, bear and horns. The complete mismatch with cute things like ribbons and bunny ears and this gown that is somewhat gothic in style makes you question the combination at first. But once worn this unexpected combination becomes its mysterious appeal.

As a proof of this, I was contacted by several people while I was shooting the pictures, asking me where the gown came from. This is not something that happens every time I shoot.

This gown, in my opinion, is best worn with minimum jewelry as the gown, together with the hood, has such an immense presence and adding anything will simply take away from the gown itself. So this time, I let the gown speak for itself.

Outfit: KWZ, Lace Hood B

Introducing An Incredible New Designer

Kariwanz Felisimo had only had her store opened for 2 weeks when I found her store in an amazing sim created by a Japanese lady, Sweetlemon Jewell, called Omega Point. My jaws had already dropped the moment I arrived to this ‘open sim’. Yes, it was an OPEN sim which means she only had 3750 prims to work with and she had created a world of Final Fantasy!

Then my jaws dropped further when I entered KWZ. A brand new store that had just opened and yet the quality of the vendor posters, the displays and the outfits that were sold were simply…..O….M….G!

KWZ – Anje Cherry in Omega Point

At that time (about 2 months ago), I introduced her to Modavia and the she was immediately sought as a new designer that must be introduced in the Modavia Fashion Directory. After Modavia, she was featured in the last issue of RUNWAY Magazine too (April 09 issue) right before it had its unfortunate closing.

But what more can I say? I have no words that can describe the surprise this new designer gave me with the quality of her design and work.

Anje Cherry is one of her latest releases. The amazingly detailed texture Kariwanz is so good at, is used here also and the colour of the gown which is neither pink nor orange nor brick nor peach….a very sensitive peach-ish colour that also caught my eye.

I cannot even describe this but all I can say is… have GOT to come visit Omega Point sim and KWZ even just to see what amazing work these two Japanese ladies have done with an open sim and dress creations.

Here, I used the Noir line of Lion Skins, which is actually SU based but made to look a little goth like. I like using this skin when I want a bit of mysterious feel in the look but not completely goth. I would even call this ‘fashion goth’ separating it from the goth skins that are in the market.

Outfit: KWZ, Anje Cherry
Earrings: +plus*, Black Pearl Earrings (dark gold)
Hair: Curious Kitties, Loehinyd Queen Hair (blackish)
Skin: Lion Skins, Noir 19

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.