A “Heartbreak” I Love!

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Nobody likes a heartbreak, but this is one “Heartbreak” that I knowwwww most women will welcome with open arms!

Tres Beau by designer Kimmera Madison released “Heartbreak” on Valentine’s Day.  But you can see that this is not a gown that is so Valentine-ish that it can only be worn on February 14th.  It looks amazing on any other day of the year!

It comes in three colours; red, fuscia and off-white but I chose this fuscia one because it is not easy to find a nice ‘pink’ gown.  I think fuscia is a colour that can look very stylish but since it’s a strong colour, if you go in the wrong direction, you can end up looking either too childish, too girly or ‘a bit too much’.  If you look closely, the pink used in this gown is not a flat one tone of pink.  It’s actually a mix of different tones and that’s what gives this gown a deeper and sophisticated look.

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I used a multi-pale coloured jewelry set by Kunglers Extra just to break the pink a bit while adding some accent to the otherwise total fuscia look.  I also wanted to avoid the look being too girly so I chose to go with a smokey makeup with a slight tint of pink for the eyes and a very pale pink for the lips.

Overall, I’m very happy with the result and I think I was able to make the exact look that I was going after.  Now I’m happy and I can go back to sipping my favorite coffee!

  • Gown:  Tres Beau, “Heartache” Fushia
  • Jewelry Set:  Kunglers Extra, Walhalla – Silver
  • Hair:  D!va Hair, “Lili” (Type B) – Onyx
  • Nails:  Nailed It, French Manicure – Brights Set (summer)
  • Eye Shadow:  mock, Finn Indifference Eye Shadow (eyes only)
  • Lip Colour:  Kokolores, BP – Pure balms – Rose Sheer

Classic Elegance & Beauty, “Dotia” by Tres Beau

Tres Beau has a beautiful new dress called “Dotia” which I fell in love with right away.  It is truly a dress that is elegant with a classic style while it has this modern appeal mixed in such an amazing way.

The soft chiffon skirt almost blends into the patterned top with an over-sized ribbon tied on the side, giving this dress the glam it deserves while the ribbon also creates a perfect balance with the wide-brimmed hat that comes with the dress.  I added very short wrist length gloves to the dress as I tend to like short gloves in real life too.  It just shows that short gloves are not just for casual looks as long as it is not heavy leather and instead, made of more delicate material.

For a classic styled dress like this one, I also tend to like wearing classic and traditional pearl strands.  This double stranded pearl necklace is from Virtual Impressions made from the legendary Akoya Pearls which are famed for its luster and shine as the highest of all cultured pearls.  Genuine Akoya Pearls, actually only exist in antique jewelry pieces, however, and can have almost unbelievable prices.  The necklace made my Virtual Impressions is made to give it that aged look which explains the creamy colour of the pearls used.

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Fur, Fur, Fur To Stay Warm – Tres Beau “November Sable”

Tres Beau, November Sable

What is happening to the world?  I watch the news and I see that it’s snowing like crazy in so many countries!  Where I live, it’s been abnormally cold for this time of the year also and people was pulling out their warmest coats and jackets to stay warm.

I wonder if that’s the reason behind this big SL trend surrounding fur.  I am seeing long fur coat, fur jackets, fur hats and all sorts but this is not a bad thing because 1. we can stay warm, 2. fur looks better in recent items and more importantly, 3. no animals are harmed to produce fur in SL!

Tres Beau, Novemeber Sable has LOTS of fur!

Now Kimmera Madison of Tres Beau, in her new collection that was just released, came up with this gorgeous outfit set that comes with a sable jacket with really fluffy fur, a matching fur hat and even matching fur leg warmers!   And this is not all.  You also get pants, shoes, sweater and even gloves in this set.  The only items in this pic that was not included in the set were the sunglasses I am wearing!

Back view of November Sable

So if you want a chic and fashionable casual look with class, this will be a perfect set for you.  Enjoy your SL fur and stay warm!

  • Outfit: Tres Beau, November Sable (includes fur hat, sweater, fur coat, pants, fur leg warmers, shoes and gloves)
  • Sunglasses: glow studio, Meredith (Grey)
  • Hair: Dura, Boys & Girls #23 (Black)
  • 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.

Tres Beau – Venice

Tres Beau has a new outfit released called “Venice” which I fell in love with at first sight.  I am thinking the name “Venice” came from the Carnival of Venice which had made Venice so famous, where participants wear amazingly artistic masks and costumes.  So as you can imagine, this outfit is such a fun outfit to wear and so different from any other outfit I have seen.

 Tres Beau – Venice

The outfit itself can be worn as a gown and also as a short mini dress.  Here, I wore it as a gown.  It comes with gloves that are decorated with rich red ruffles around the wrist as well as the ankle boots you can see here in the picture.  Along with that, you also get a simple mask, a mask with feather decoration, a top hat with feathers and a top hat with feathers and a face net from which you can choose what to wear with the outfit.

So not only is it a fun and stunning outfit, it allows for a variety of styling.  Here, I wore a mask with feathers but attached a pic of the top hat with feathers and net below.  All I had to add was a choker, earrings, and of course hair.  The rest was given in the set.

 I’ve never been to the Carnival of Venice myself but this is one carnival I would love to go to.  I heard that masks were originally worn so that people could enjoy the carnival without worrying about social status or class.  What a wonderful concept!  In 2012, the Carnival of Venice will be held on February 4 and 5.  I bet you it’s too late to book hotels already.  *sigh*  I’m always too late to act.  Maybe 2013?

Dress: Tres Beau, Venice
Necklace, Bracelet & Earrings: Morantique Lush, Milano Pearls Necklace, Earrings, Bracelet

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 Must For The Coming Season! – Tres Beau "Winter Whites"

Kimmera Madison of Tres Beau has made another wonderful outfit set, which is a must buy for this coming fall/winter season called Winter Whites. It’s a pants suit that comes with a winter jacket and a coat, a fedora and matching gloves that look so warm and stylish that I must confess, I have been wearing this for almost 5 days straight! The set comes in three colours, white, blue and red and here I am wearing the white version.

Tres Beau – Winter Whites

You can change the jacket prim part to make it a long coat and since both the jacket and the coat are made with the jacket layer, you can match it to other outfits you have. The fedora and gloves can also be used quite easily with other outfits you have too and this is why I thought this set is so versatile and a must buy for the coming season.

I loved the colour also as it is a colour better described as “off-white” rather than white and together with the nice texture Kimmera used, it brings on a very soft and elegant image to the entire look.

I matched it with jewelry and shoes in soft brown colours to complement the elegant image of the outfit. I must say, it’s not easy to find nice formal jewelry in brown but Virtual Impressions has several sets in pearl that is made in brown also and for this outfit, I chose the Madison Jewelry Set in Chocolate Pearls which consists of a choker part and a long strand of pearls in one necklace.

Virtual Impressions – Madison Jewelry Set in Chocolate Pearls

Outfit: Tres Beau, Winter Whites
Jewelry: Virtual Impressions, Madison Jewelry Set in Chocolate Pearls
Shoes: Adam n Eve Shoes, Legato (biscuits)
Hair: LeLutka, Ballerina Bun (black)

Posted by Kay Fairey, Agency Director and model for Boulevard Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy CEO, LOOK Elite Models COO and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.

Tres Beau, "Tiffany" – A Dress Made Of Roses

June had always been the month for weddings but autumn is another good season for those who can’t wait till June and it also means you can spend the coming Christmas as a wed couple. 🙂 So I thought I might show a most romantic dress that was just released from Tres Beau Designs and Weddings.

Tres Beau – “Tiffany”

Tiffany” by Tres Beau is one of the most romantic, sweet and versatile outfits in the current SL fashion. It is not really sold as a wedding gown and it comes with a knee length skirt, a midi length skirt and a long train all made with lots of what looks like flower petals. You have the choice of wearing the skirts with a big pink rose in the back or without and the combination of different skirts make this a dress one that can be worn as a lovely cocktail dress as well as a wedding gown for brides who want something romantic but different from the typical wedding gowns in the market.

Worn with a short skirt

What I loved the most about using this dress for weddings is that the colour is not white. It is “almost” white but has a delicate and subtle pink hue to the shade as you can see in the pics.

Worn with the long skirt

The prim parts are all resizeable including the big pink rose head piece and here, I made it slightly smaller to keep a better balance with the hair I wore. But the impact of this rose is still quite significant and by changing the size as well as the position of the rose, you can arrange it to develop your own style. For example, you can even wear it horizontally positioned over a more avant garde hair style if you prefer a sharper and different look.

Worn with a train

Kimmera Madison, the designer of Tres Beau, is known as one of the most well established designers in SL, having been designing wonderful creations including many stunning wedding gowns since 2004 and the quality of her dresses as well as the attention to details never cease to impress me.

Outfit: Tres Beau Designs and Weddings, Tiffany
Jewelry: Virtual Impressions, Rebecca Jewelry Set in Pearls, Ruby and Diamonts (used earrings only)
Nails: Candy Nail, #P034 Hime in Pink
Hair: Bliss Hair, Monica (caviar)
Shoes: Stiletto Moody, Pinup (blush)

Posted by Kay Fairey, Agency Director and model for Boulevard Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy CEO, LOOK Elite Models COO and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.

Last Chance To Buy Exclusive Items at Project Tents!

Today marks the last day of Project Tents which started on May 21. This means, today will be your last chance to purchase the wonderful exclusive items found on the sim. There are outfits, hair, jewelry even poses that you can only buy at the Project Tents vendor tents so come down today. Shop till you drop while you also donate!

Read more about Project Tents here.

So today, I will introduce an exclusive gown from Tres Beau for Project Tents! Kimmera Madison, the owner and designer of Tres Beau, did a fantastic job of creating a very sweet and elegant outfit called Port au Prince. It is an imperial gown with a beautiful skirt part that is sheer to reveal the vivid flowered layers worn underneath the skirt. It comes with a flower hair ornament and it’s all flowers, flowers, flowers!

Tres Beau – Port au Prince (Project Tents Exclusive)

The jewelry I matched with this gown is the Renaissance Set from ByKay.

ByKay – The Renaissance Set

Today is your last chance to get this amazing gown! And remember, 75% of all sales goes to charity!

Here is your limo to Project Tents!

Gown: Tres Beau Project Tents Vendor, Port au Prince
Jewelry: ByKay, the Renaissance Set
Hair: Donna Flora, Madelene hair (brunette)

Posted by Kay Fairey, Agency Director and model for Boulevard Agency, Miss Virtual World Modeling Academy CEO, LOOK Elite Models COO, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.