Time flies. We have completed our week 4 of activities and challenge today. This week is a flickr challenge for a theme called “Daring Buds”. The idea was taken from one of this Spring/Summer trend called Darling Buds. The Organizer, however, has called it “daring” instead of darling because they wanted to see firece in our styling and presentation, and there is a twist to this challenge.
Apart from styling for the photoshoot, we were required to identify a location in SL and use our own poses for the photoshoot. It was an additional challenge to my opinion because the location and environment setting must be able to compliment our ensemble. Definitely not an easy task.
Having said that, everyone managed to pull it off nicely with some really beautiful pictures taken. Feel free to check them out on the CoC’s flickr page. Our photographer is Audrey Cresci and below is the photo she has taken for me.
Our clues for this week are printed perennials as well as beaded blossoms; flowery stickers beneath a sheer organza fabrics; mix match flower prints; how about brightly coloured blooms and/or monochrome florals.
I spent a lot of time working on this styling because there are too many beautiful flora clothing out there so it took me awhile to decide the colour tones and if I would like to just mix and match the flower prints or mix and match the printed and prim flowers. I have decided to go with the later. This time I am using a softer colour tone as my base and I went a little outrageous with my styling, hence the used of a cape and retextured the front part of my hair to green and pink….and then I put on my wonder woman pose as my friend, Tere, called it. This is our 4th styling challenge and it’s getting harder and harder to be unique, while remaining consistent in the approaches. I have decided to go a little wilder, setting the tone for our final.
The location I have choosen is on the The Island of Armenelos. Instead of using garden and flowers, I found this beautiful trellis on top of a hill overseeing a breathtaking mountains. Below is a foggy version of the snapshot I took. Photo unedited.
Another exciting event that has taken place this week was an opportunity for all the CoC finalists to be on the PULSE TV network. Recorded video will be available on a later date.
Our gowns presented on the show were sponsored by Reign Congrejo, Creator and Designer of EVOLVE. All the finalists were given a chance to express what they think about the CoC competition as well as how this competition has changed them. It was a great opportunity for everyone to get to know more about each finalist, and a great exposure and experience to us.
The beautiful gown I received from Reign is called EVOLVE BELGIS. It is an elegant purple gown with ruffles sleeves and detailed textures. I especially loved those textures on the skirt that lined up so well and the result is the gown looking just like a graceful stalk of flower. My jewelry is sponsored by Belle Roussel from Chop Zuey Couture Jewelry. Belle has been a great supporter of my works and always a very talented, down to earth and kind designer in SL. Those who know Belle and the brand Chop Zuey would definitely agreed on that and I truly appreciate her sponsors in this case.
The exquisite set of jewelry I am wearing in the picture is the Oubliette Abalone & White Cabochon, which is one of the latest releases at Chop Zuey. Do check out my style card below for details.
One more week to our final on May 6 (Sunday), 10am. Remember to come support and watch us live at the Patch Thibaud Auditorium! Til then, I am back to styling….
Style Card for Daring Buds
Hair: Baiastice-Invasion hair (retextured by me)
Choker: Chop Zuey Impossible Dream Hummingbird Choker
Top: The Secret Store Boheme – Wild Flowers
Belt: *Fishy Strawberry* Geisha Leather Belt – Pink
Skirt: Champagne (C)FRILLY Blush
Cape: LaGyo_Pervenche silk cape rosee
Shoes: [LWL] Zoology Pumps (Lotus)
Style Card for EVOLVE BELGIS
Hair: booN YNO421 hair brown
Gown: EVOLVE BELGIS
Jewelry: Oubliette Abalone & White Cabochon set (I wore the bracelet as a little crown)
Gloves: from Bare Rose Veld set