AZUL Saleena Gown Worn With A Corset

AZUL, Saleena Gown in Amethyst & NV Corsetry, Medusa

In my bi-weekly regular live TV program that I host with Second Life TV in SL Japan, I wore one of the latest AZUL gowns that designer, Mami Jewell created for the Miss Virtual World beauty pageant in December last year.  I then added a corset named Medusa from NV Corsetry which was the brand we featured in my show on February 8th which was last week.

AZUL, Saleena Gown in Amethyst & NV Corsetry, Medusa

All the corsets from NV Corsetry are created by jewelry creator, Alexandra Nichols of Dahlinks Jewelry, which explains the amazing detail that you can see.  And then, her business partner, Khurt Vhargon, handles the scripting of all corsets where he allows not only a three-dimensional editing of the corsets but also allows others to edit the corsets for you, which is the same system as the one Bax Coen Boots are adopting.  This means, even if you are not sure if you can edit the prim corsets yourself, you can always ask for help!  All you have to do is message Khurt and he will be more than happy to help you edit your corset to fit you.

The amazing details of the build as well as texture of NV Corsetry corsets

This combination of the Saleena Gown and the corset became one of my favorite looks and I have worn this quite often since last week.

Since the name of this newly released corset is Medusa, I matched a hair from Wasabi Pills that is decorated with a snake.  By the way, I lived in a sub-tropical country for about two years as a child and I happen to love snakes!  I used to pick up stray snakes (hmmm, I guess all snakes are stray snakes…) and asked mom if I could keep them, to my poor mom’s horror.

Wasabi Pills, Reptilia Hair in Night Shadow colour

Styling Notes

  • Dress: AZUL, Saleena (Amethyst) – MVW 2012 Miss Ireland Gown – NEW
  • Corset: NV Corsetry, Medusa – NEW
  • Hair: Wasabi Pills, Reptilia Hair (Night Shadow)
  • Eye Shadow: Glamourize, Jaded Black (Jungle Green)
  • Lip Colour: Peace of Mind Designs, Frosted Wine Lips by Jewelia Blessed
  • Jewelry: Dahlinks, New Beginnings Necklace & Earrings Set

Posted by Kay Fairey, CEO and model for BLVD Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy Executive Director and Instructor, Agency Director for Dione Fashion Agency, 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 Chic & Gorgeous Gown From "azul"

OK,you might be wondering “Is azul a new brand?” Well yes and no. “azul” is a revived brand/store name for Mami Jewell, who had been designing female formal wear at “Styles of edo.” She had a small store under the name “azul” before she joined “Styles of edo” as the female outfit designer. She is now bigger and more experienced and has gone independent and restarted her “azul” brand.

This gown has a design that revisits the gown that Mimmi Boa wore when she won the Miss Virtual World contest this month. In the contest, Mimmi wore a white gown with an ancient Roman painting pattern on her skirt. This time, Mami launched both the white gowns and the black gowns with different colour variations for the top bodice part but here, I wore the black one.

The skirt pattern is an image that looks almost “Japanese” with gold used as the main colour. The gown comes with different colour variations for the top bodice part which you see here as gold. But I thought either the gold or the black versions will be the best match for the skirt pattern as this skirt design is the same for all top colours.

The jewelry I wore here are from Bandit Jewelry Shop. I like this store as the designs are modern and stylish. I wanted a modern design here as a contrast to the somewhat classic taste of the skirt design in this gown. The gold and silver used in this set was also perfect to be matched as both of these colours were used in the skirt pattern.

azulFiore Nero (Gold)

Outfit: azul, Fiore Nero (Gold)
Necklace & earrings: Bandit Jewelry Shop, JPB Damilani Eclissi Set
Nails: Armidi, (True Enhance) Painted Nails (Cherry III)
Hair: Sky Everette Designs, Tempting Fate (Black)
Skin: InZane Body Art, Creme #15

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

Swanilda; A New Gown From Styles of edo

So this is my second post for today as I wanted to keep posts from jewelry separate from outfits (see the post below for a new Classic Akoya Pearl jewelry release from Styles of edo).

Together with a launch of antique Akoya Pearl jewelries, Styles of edo just released a gown called Swanilda which is a long gown version of Coppelia. The elegant gown now has a shoulder stall in addition to the long skirt and comes in seven beautiful colours; black, blue, brown, olive, pink, red and turquoise.

The impression of this new gown is that it’s just simply elegant! Not too much and not overly decorative which accentuates the quality of the satin texture used which designer and creator, Mami Jewell is so good at. This will be a perfect gown for ladies who are looking for elegant gowns for high class social events that require style, elegance but more importantly good taste in fashion.

Styles of edoSwanilda (Turquoise)

Outfit: Styles of edo, Swanilda (turquoise)
Shoes: Maitreya, Slinky Stilettos (pine green)
Earrings: Styles of edo, Classic Akoya Pearl Drop Earrings
Hair: The Abyss Hair, Aeon (full moon)
Skin: Tuli, Elizabeth [ pale ] fern

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

Elegant "Josephine" From Styles of edo

Mami Jewell has released another elegant gown today called “Josephine.” It looks like a gown that Juliet would wear in Romeo & Juliet. Sweet and classic, with delicate lace used on the rims of the skirt. The gown comes in 5 colours. Black, red, blue, olive and purple.

I matched it with a pearl necklace that has a very classic design from PISA. It has ruby ornaments in an otherwise simple pearl necklace, that gives this rich, classic look to it. I also wore matching earrings.

Styles of edo – Josephine (olive)

PISA – Drop Pearl Ruby Diamond Necklace

Gown: Styles of edo, Josephine (olive)
Necklace: PISA, Drop Pearl Ruby Diamond Necklace
Earrings: PISA, Drop Pearl Ruby Diamond Earrings
Shoes: Shiny Things, Spring Stilettos (olive)
Hair: Dernier Cri, Lara (black)
Skin: SL Chai Skin, Ginger (Black Cherry)

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Boulevard Agency, Evane Models Agency, Second Look Studio