A Glimpse of RL Fashion…for SL. “Christian Dior Spring 2012 Couture Collection”

After the unfortunate and sad departure of John Galliano from Christian Dior, there are still a lot of talks about where the house is going with Bill Gaytten, who, in my opinion, must have such pressure taking over this mega-brand with so much hype.  His ready-to-wear collections have so far been received with so-so reviews and I must agree that they didn’t really impress me too much.

But his Couture line for the spring of 2012 was fabulous!  Although I do admit, I still miss John Galliano and his genius talent to perceive beautiful and spectacular fashion that was almost theatrical.

I know the fashion world in RL is already talking about 2012-2013 but the regular mortals such as us, we are more concerned about this coming spring!  So I decided to take up some favorites from Christian Dior’s Spring 2012 Couture line under Bill Gaytten as some of this collection definitely looks like something we can wear in SL!

The whole collection looks like a back-to-50’s type silhouette but with contemporary elements added for today.  Very elegant, fun and chic!  Definitely something I like!  So let’s see some pics from Gaytten‘s past collection for this coming spring.

Now doesn’t the poofy gowns look like something we have lots in SL?  And by presenting this, I am hoping that some talented SL designer will provide us with outfits that we can enjoy wearing in SL too!  *winks*

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.

Lamu Sim Renewal and ALB Dream Fashion

ALB Dream Fashion

AnaLee Balut, owner and designer of ALB Dream Fashion has just reopened her sim after a renewal and O…M…G…what a fun sim it has become!  It was always a very unique and exotic sim which I enjoyed exploring when I visited her store.  But now she has added many fun things to do and not only that, the market place is like those small but fun shopping areas with narrow alleys and lots of stairs that can make a stroll so enjoyable!

Let me try to list it…she has a donkey ride and a camel ride that takes you through the sim and explains the RL places that AnaLee took the hint from.  She also has a hang-glider that you can rez and fly around the sim with.  She has LOTS of animals…and I mean LOTS!  An elephant, a rhinoceros, dolphins and lots and lots of donkeys.  She has lovely cuddle areas, exotic palaces and oh so much to see and explore!

Of course, the ALB Dream Fashion store is located on this sim too and offers as much of exotic pleasure as the sim itself with its colourful and unique designs that AnaLee is so well-known for.  If you have followed modeling or fashion in SL for some time, you will know that Mimmi Boa won Miss Virtual World 2009 by wearing AnaLee’s off-the-rack gown when every other finalist ran to get a custom gown made for them.

So what’s more befitting than to introduce one of her latest designs called ALB Muse Dress that fits the exotic atmosphere of the sim so perfectly!

ALB Muse Dress + Head Dress by AnaLee Balut

It’s not just befitting.  Just take a look at the details of this garment and how real the scarf looks with its transparent material that is embroidered with detailed designs.  The texture of the fabric used is also simply amazing.

ALB Muse Dress + Head Dress by AnaLee Balut

To style this gorgeous outfit, I used an Egyptian-type makeup from a.e.meth that truly completed this look.

a.e.meth, Egyptian Glam in Gold

By the way, this is a snapshot of me enjoying my donkey ride.  Just beware though…this donkey stumbles a lot so hang on tight!

Kay's donkey ride in the Lamu sim

Styling note:

*I only used a black hair base for this outfit and therefore no hair is listed.

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 New Group Dedicated To Assist New Starter Models Is Launched!

SECOND LIFE PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 29, 2012

Announcement:  Launch of a new group for promising starter models, “A Star Is Born!”

Kay Fairey announces today that she is launching a non-profit group that is dedicated to providing promising starter models with actual runway show experience to initiate their career start.

This group will be led by Kay Fairey and will admit a maximum of 20 new graduate students from any model academy in Second Life to provide real on-the-job runway show experiences which the members can list in their resume when applying for agency castings.  Kay stresses that the group is neither an academy nor an agency and will not be affiliated with any particular model academy.  All members will be asked to leave after they have three show experiences including shows by other groups in order to open their spots to newer graduates.  This activity will continue while Kay is able to provide this service.

Shows will be organized and run by Kay at runways that will be rented with the support of BLVD Agency under BOSL Organization, where Kay is currently CEO.  Blackbarbie Bravin and Wicca Merlin, who support this concept, have joined the group as Officers.

There will be a minimum payment made to all models which will be less than the market average for professional models but Kay stresses that she wants future top models to be accustomed to the idea of paid modeling jobs as she is also an avid promoter of paid shows.

Models spend a lot of money to style the given outfits so that they look good.  I think it is only fair that models get some payment even if they will usually spend more than they earn.  Free shows with no payments made to models are taking advantage of the money models pay out of their pockets to make the outfit and the agency look good and this is not fair to them.

The way new graduate students are invited to this group may change in the future but for now only those who have been recommended by various modeling academies will be invited to the group to make sure the promising future top models get priority in taking advantage of this system.

A separate letter will be sent out soon to modeling academy Owners and Directors.

A special thanks goes to Mr. Frolic Mills of BOSL Organization for supporting this concept and allowing this group to use his runways as show venues.

This is the link to SL Enquirer’s Interview about the “A Star Is Born!” group

For more information, contact Kay Fairey inworld or by email at kayskisses@gmail.com.

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About Kay Fairey:

Kay started modeling in March of 2008 and has been teaching modeling initially at Mimmi Boa Modeling Academy and later with Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy where she is still teaching as an instructor.

Kay is currently 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.

Kay is also represented by BeStyle District Agency, D’ior Modeling Agency, Elegancia, Farouche Tres Modeling Agency, International Modeling Agency, LOOK Elite Models, MAD Agency, Opium Evolution, Passion – The Fashion Agency (in alphabetical order).

Blogs etc:
Kay Fairey – Fashion Forward

Industry Tips by Kay Fairey

Kay Faireyのモデル日記 (Japanese)

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Forever Yours by My Precious

Agnes Finney's My Precious, Forever Yours

Forever yours…what a romantic phrase this is.  And it’s not just a phrase of words.  It is the name of a new gown that was released by Agnes Finney’s My Precious in February which is, of course, the month of romance.

To style this lovely gown, I used a similarly sweet makeup tattoo that is available from Noya Designs that has a version with a beauty mark and I also used a gorgeous jewelry set from Virtual Impressions that use diamonds and rubies, intertwined into a rich and lovely design motif.

Virtual Impressions, Majestic Jewelry in Diamonds & Rubies

Styling note:

  • Gown:  Agnes Finney’s My Precious, Forever Yours
  • Jewelry: Virtual Impressions, Majestic Jewelry in Diamonds & Rubies
  • Makeup: Noya Designs, Pink Lips-Pink ❤ + <3Mole + Blush in the “I Heart You – Valentine Make Ups” pack*
  • Eyeliner: Miamai, XGen Vintage Liner A Black (No Hair)
  • Hair: Pocket Mirror, Brigida Updo (Black)*
  • Pose: Diesel Works Animations

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.

Inspired by the Academy Awards – Orage Creations, Royal Blue

Orage Creations, Royal - Blue photographed inside the BOSL Country Club.

The long awaited Academy Awards have been announced!  And in the current cinema environment where high-tech graphic technology such as CG, VFX and 3D are becoming the norm, a french silent film depicting a relationship of an older silent film star and a rising young actress, The Artist, has won The Best Picture Award!  The film also won awards for best director, best actor, best original score and costume design.  Wow, I’ll have to see this film!

Watching news of the Academy Award inspired me to create a Red Carpet look and a new gown that was released by Orage Creations with its Italian designer, Elettra Gausman, was the perfect gown I was looking for!

Orage Creations, Royal - Blue photographed inside the BOSL Country Club.

The deep midnight blue, which is one of my favorite colours, gave this gown an elegance that had no match but with added glam brought on by the over-sized ruffle decor that gave spice to an otherwise simple and classic design.

I matched this with a new set of jewelry just released this past weekend by Virtual Impressions, Majestic Jewelry in Diamonds on Platinum.  The rich floral motif of this jewelry set was more than what I was looking for to complete my Red Carpet look.

Virtual Impressions, Majestic Jewelry in Diamonds on Platinum

Now all I need is a handsome man to escort me down the aisle.  Any volunteers?

Styling Note:

  • Gown: Orage Creations, Royal – Blue NEW
  • Jewelry: Virtual Impressions, Majestic Jewelry in Diamonds on Platinum NEW
  • Hair: Boudoir, Daphne hair
  • Prim Nails: CCD, Prim Nails + Ring – Royalty (Ruby)
  • Makeup: Noya Designs, Glitter & Glam 23 Party Make Upsシリーズの中の
    Cyan Glitter Palette + Dark Red Lips*

*Noya Designs makeup tattoos are now only available on SLmarketplace.

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.

AZUL Releases Faith, Serene Faith’s Last Gown As Miss Virtual World 2011

AZUL, Faith in Pearl

AZUL releases Faith, the gown that Miss Virtual World 2011, Serene Faith wore in her last walk as the reigning Miss Virtual World in the Grand Finals that was held on December 18th of last year where the new Miss Virtual World 2012 was crowned.

AZUL, Faith in Pearl

Mami Jewell of AZUL custom made this gown for Serene‘s last walk and it is finally released for the public.

The gown is an elegant classic style that portrays Serene‘s very modest and humble personality and yet carries the glam of a reigning Miss Virtual World.

A classic elegance mixed with glamour

Styling note:

  • Dress: AZUL, Faith (Pearl) – NEW
  • Jewelry: Virtual Impressions, Taylor Jewelry Set in Gold Pearls & Diamonds
  • Hair: Pocket Mirror, Elvira with Hairbase (Black)
  • Makeup:  I am using a pre-released makeup here and will introduce this after it is released.
  • Poses: agapee Poses

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.

Chaos Theory from Mea Culpa

Mea Culpa, Chaos Theory

Mea Culpa introduces Chaos Theory, another amazing creation from this RL artist designer in SL.

Mea Culpa, Chaos Theory

La Malvada Mujer makeup

Styling note:

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.

Meiling New Release! Creme de la Creme Shirt Dress

Meiling, Creme de la Creme Shirt Dress

Meiling, a very popular designer in RL who originated from the Caribbean, is bringing her RL spring/summer collection into SL again!  The Creme de la Creme Shirt Dress is one from this collection and so cool that I seriously want it in RL!  I would so wear this for real!

Meiling, Creme de la Creme Shirt Dress

It’s a very simple shirt dress but crisp and clean using natural fabric.  It is, however, a very avant-garde design with two huge pockets that make this dress so high fashion.  And this simplicity makes this a very versatile design to style!

Here I styled it using blue accessories with blue as the point colour.  But you can do this using any colour and of course, you can make it all white too.

Meiling, Creme de la Creme Shirt Dress

Wedge shoes with spikes from Gok in blue were a perfect match for this high fashion design and here, in order not to destroy the crisp and clean look, I used a men’s hair and makeup that uses very pale colours in hue of grey.

Clean makeup and the use of men's hair give this a very clean and sharp image.

Styling notes:

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 Brand New Store From The Designer Of Sweetest Goodbye!

monso, My Yagu Jacket in white

I wonder if you remember a store that had really great quality mainly in casual wear called “Sweetest Goodbye”?  I was very sad when the owner and designer of this store contacted me to tell me that she decided to close her store due to busy RL.

But she’s back!  And not only back, she is coming up with even better quality items that is definitely going to make this store a place you need to watch!

A high fashion casual look created using monso's My Yagu Jacket

Morphine Janick, once designer of Sweetest Goodbye is back with a brand new store called monso!  She cleared out all her creations with her earlier store and has come back with two amazing quality mesh items.  The store is still very small with very few items but keep her on your watch list because, I know, she will soon be filling this store with amazing items just like she did with her old store.

So here, I wore her second release, My Yagu Jacket in white.  There are five colour variations available and in each folder you buy you will get a variation of sizes raging from XS to XL due to the difficulty of resizing or editing mesh items.  Just look at the quality of her texture!  Simply amazing!

Here, I also used a pair of shin boots I bought at League some time ago.  These are not a new release but I have always treasured this in my inventory because of its flexibility.  You can change the colour of these boots to any shade you want and each boot part that make up the boots design is changeable too.  In other words, you can practically create your own unique design and match it with what you are wearing.

League, Shin Boots that is super flexible with colour and design change

Welcome back, Morphine!  And I’ll be looking forward to seeing some great stuff from you!

Styling notes:

  • Jacket: monso, My Yagu Jacket (White)
  • Short Jeans: League, Frayed Denim Shorts (Cool Dark Blue)
  • Leggings: League, Melino Leggings – Long (Purple)
  • Hair: esk-imo, Suzy (Black)
  • Nails: CCD, Prim Nails + Ring – Royalty (Silver)
  • Makeup: Noya Designs, Smokey Blue + Golden Glitter Lips*

*Noya Design makeup is only available in SLMarketplace.

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.)