Resuming My Blog! Yay!! – MEILING, A RL Designer Who’s Crossed The Line

Wow.  It’s been so long since I last blogged and I am finally resuming my blogging activity!  Whoot!  The reason why I had to stop blogging was because my graphic card wasn’t keeping up with the development in the viewers and every time I tried to take pictures, my screen either froze, turned black or I crashed.  After several attempts spending literally hours just to take a few pics, I finally had to give up.

Now I have a new PC, new graphic cards and I’m back to business!

I had also been a bit busy recently as I was helping Meiling launch in SL.  Meiling is a very successful real life designer from Trinidad & Tobago who is not only very well known in the Caribbean for her couture designs of real life garments but also known for her innovative and very creative marketing skills.  She is probably the only Caribbean designer in SL and brings with her a new trend in this virtual world of very wearable and stylish designs of items we can now buy in this virtual world from her real life collection.

She is very different in the following points, in my opinion.

  1. Meiling’s designs have been inspired from the great couture design talents from Japan with its simple yet modern designs but she has added to this, a Caribbean touch, and has created a whole new line of designs that is very unique to Meiling.
  2. She will be following the real life sales method of introducing seasonal collections which will be retired periodically.  This means, one collection will only be available until the next collection is out and her designs will not be in the store for a very long time.  This is going to be very different from most of the sales direction with SL designers where most of the items will be available for a much longer period of time.
  3. Meiling’s designs are SL versions of her real life designs.  This means they will all be very realistic rather than SL unique designs with lots of fancy prims.

Today I am introducing one of Meiling’s newest releases, the Noir Mystere Dress which was an iconic dress that was actually shown in her RL collection. It is a very simple and yet very stylish and modern design that reflects Meiling’s policy as a designer that “outfits are to show the women and not the women showing the outfits“.

Meiling – Noir Mystere Dress

More information about Meiling can be found in the following.

Click HERE to go to Meiling’s store in SL

Posted by Kay Fairey, Agency Director and model for Boulevard 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 Italian Designer

I was checking out a store which I thought might interest me yesterday but unfortunately it was not what I had expected. Disappointed, I decided to look around as it was a sim I had never stepped foot on and it was always interesting to see places that were new to me. If good, I thought, I would make a landmark so I could come back later.

I had already been let down so I wasn’t too enthusiastic. So I strolled from one store to another taking quick peeps and moving on to the next. There I found one that somewhat intrigued me. I went inside, looked around and thought “oh this might be a good store.” I found a few outfits that I liked but for some reason, none of the vendors were set to “buy.” If one of them was not functioning, it could be a mistake. But none??? I looked around for a “coming soon” sign or something to indicate that it was not yet opened but I found nothing. So, as usual, I decided to contact the owner and leave a message. Maybe she might tell me when it will be ready.

Soon I got a message from dolceluna Myoo, who was the owner and designer of “My Dreams” together with her husband rover Villota. She tp’d over to the store and told me that she had other stores and took me to two other stores, one of which was her main store. It was a huge two story building but still only filled half way on the first floor. To my surprise, she was a new designer who just started setting up her stores about a week ago, officially planning to open in February. To add to my surprise, she said she only started making outfits a few months ago! But for a new creator, the number of outfits she had in the store and the level of her outfit quality was quite impressive. If she is this new and can create this much, just imagine 6 months down the road?

dolceluna was from Italy and unfortunately, we had to communicate with the help of a translator but in spite of that, we had a great chat.

Let me show you one outfit I got here which is called “Diamond Red.” There was a black and blue version which, as you can see as in this red set, is not totally blue but rather blue mixed in black. I loved how the red was mixed with black in this one also to give it a subtle red look and how she added prim parts that do nothing but add sparkles to the otherwise very simple gown. But the simple form of the gown enhanced the effect of these sparkles and I just loved it!

I wish dolceluna and her husband rover the very best of luck!! I will, for sure, come back for more!

My Dream – Diamond Red

Outfit: My Dream, Diamond Red
Shoes: Stiletto Moody, Pinup (Badseed Red Patent)
Hair: Sky Everett Designs, Tempting Fate (black)
Nail: (True Enhance) Painted Nails (Cherry III)

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.