Tag: Leah McCullough

Most Expansive Picture 2012!

Doug and I bidded for Leah’s photography services at the Ashraya Project and the bid ended raising $L40K more for the charity. \(^o^)/  So here’s the most expansive picture for the year, all for a good cause.  We decided to do color blocking for the shoot because it’s summer around the corner, so bright and bold is the way to go. 😉

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Thank you Dougie-san for his generosity and Leah for her lovely works.  <333

Check out Doug’s stylecard here!

AI’s STYLE CARD

Hair: >TRUTH< Ramona (Upper) – sangria (tinted)

Dress: -Glam Affair – Zoe- Chateau Rose (Collarbo88 item)

Tights: [[LD]] Major: Vacay Tights Solar 2

Shoes:R2″Ala” – Blue (Collarbo88 item)

Necklace: je suis…voyante necklace long *gemstone*

Bracelet: DDL Uprising Bracelets (blue)

Eyeshadow:.Pekka. Party Eyeshadows – Pink & Agua

Lipstick: ROZENA ~dolly lip(light)~ peach

Mavma & Je Suis

It’s time to get back to my blogging routine. First two items on my list that I must show you are the lovely Mavma eyes and Je Suis Coquet Mesh Bag.

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Mavma eyes come in 4 colours i.e. black, blue, brown and green.  They are very realistic and beautiful.  My favourite is the black eyes which is what I am wearing in the picture above while chewing on my red Je Suis Coquet Mesh Bag. 😀

Mavma is a brand owned by Leah McCullough, a renowned photographer and model in SL.  Many would agree that Leah is an excellent photographer and there is no single doubt about her texturing skills.  I am really excited to find that Leah will be venturing into designing and can’t wait to see what she has in store for us.  For time being, visit Mavma on the Je Suis sim to check out these eyes and items Leah has released earlier on.

The Je Suis Coquet Mesh bag on the other hand is an exclusive item created for Culture Shock 2012, the charity event run by CHIC to raise funds for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).  50% of the sales coming from these donated items will go to the charity.  The Coquet bag comes in five solid colours i.e. gold, olive, red, cream and brown.  All with black matching trims, handle and bow.  Definitely a must have for this season!

Visit Je Suis at the Culture Shock today!

And in case you wonder, my hair is from Wasabi Pills.

 

Finale

I would like to share my last three stylings for the CoC finale in this post, which will mark the end of the CoC competition for 2012.  Our last three challenges were extremely demanding because on top of the themes we were given, every finalist was also given a “brand” to style along.  A brand in this case means an image that we have to keep in mind in our styling for the given theme.  My brand was “bizzare”.

The styling we were asked to do on Saturday’s runway challenge together with an interview was “Futuristic Prints”.   For this theme, I styled with outfits from SyS, Bare Rose and Gasqhe and accessories from Finesmith and SyS.  For my “bizzare” brand I had a doll head behind of me, hence when I turned it looked like a second head.  Check my style card below.

I have expected to see similar outfits from other finalists in this challenge because there aren’t many designers that are specialize in making cyber / futuristic clothing so I have to make the outfits like my own by customizing them.  I removed the lace layers from the SyS skirt because they looked too girlie for this theme and I tinted the lights on the skirt to purple and green matching them with my Gasqhe outfit.  I did the same tinting with my SyS earrings.  For my Bare Rose outfit, I retextured the collar and cuffs too and now it is an unique piece that is completely own my me!

Style Card

Hair: UrbantLutz

Eye lashes: blackLiquid (retextured)

Earrings: SyS (tinted and readjusted)

Sleeves, raised collar, inner skirt & second top layer: Gasqhe

Second collar, first top layer, pants & cuffs : Bare Rose (retextured)

Third top layer and bra set: Bare Rose

Outer skirt layer: SyS (edited and retextured)

Shoes & Ring: Finesmith

Makeup: White Widow & a.e.meth & MDL

Poses: LAP & Izzie

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And in our finale, we had two styling challenges, Colour Blocking & Diane Von Furstenberg Resort 2012.

I love colour blocking and I have done one in one of my posts earlier.  This time I used a big hair, elaborate glasses and a zipped lip to speak about bizzare.  I tied my accessories to the colour blocking theme too.  This is my most favourite style among all I did in the competition.

Style Card

Hair: Emo-tion (tinted)

Glasses & lips, Cuffs and Tights: Ladies Who Lunch.  Glasses tinted.

Harness: .SHI (tinted)

Inner Top: GField

Dress: Hucci

Boots: Cheerno

Rings: Shade Throne

Makeup: Shake up

Poses: Del May, Maitreya & Amacci

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On the contrary, the Diane Von Furstenberg Resort 2012’s styling was the hardest for me because the theme is very specific.  Diane’s resort 2012 design are rather simple and relaxed and using of many neutral colours such as white, black and grey.  Though they are beautiful, it’s definitely not easy to make my styling unique, and bizzare.   So I have decided to use simple clothing and colours and use accessories to play up my bizzare brand.  I also added a moving butterfly on my back just to emphazise my brand and also my intention to add a surprise for the judges when I do my back pose.

I am grateful to have two sponsors in this styling.  Belle from Chop Zuey has again kindly sponsored me the Butterfly – Hare Chrysalis head dress and Julia Merosi from Je Suis has sent me her latest exclusive release at the culture shock the Coquet MESH BAG.  A million thank you to Belle and Julia.  Thank you for your supports and believing in me.

Style Card

Head Dress: Chop Zuey

Hair: Exile

Butterflies on face & shoes: “Nostal;Dir”

Butterflies on shirt: Cheerno

Butterfly on back: Vita’s Boudoir

Inner Top 1: LG

Outer Top 2: Indyra

Outer Top 3: Aoharu

Belt: The Secret Store

Pants: Celoe

Clutch: Je Suis (exclusive at Culture Shock)

Shoes: Anthor

Makeup: elymode

Gloves & prim hands: TENS

Pose: Diesel Works & The Muse

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AFTER THOUGHTS

So some of you might wonder how the finale went.  I came in 5th place as the 4th runner up among 16 finalists.  It is not the results I am most happy with and for those who were at the finale and/or have followed us in the entire competition saw how I have performed and competed.  I have worked hard and gave my 101%.  Not doubt, the rest of the finalists too and I respect every one of their participations and styles.  All the finalists were great, friendly and fun to be with.

As for myself, I am proud of what I have accomplished in this competition that I outdid myself in every challenge and in every aspect.  I have managed to remain consistent and focused throughout the whole 5 weeks and I shown the world what I am capable off.  Nothing speak louder and clearer than that despite what the results say.

Again, I want to thank those that have supported me throughout this entire time.  My mentor and dear friend Leah McCullough that has been there for me for every ups and downs.  Thank you so so much Leah, and Debbie Jasper that went into the competition with me and we have grew so much closer in this competition, thanks for keeping me on the course and keeping me calm Deb! And all my sponsors i.e. Chop Zuey, NYU and Je Suis.  Also Nice, Sessie, Ashia, Bea, thank you for your encouragements and the vote of confident.

Last but not least those who have made an effort and a point to drop me a note or IMs to tell me you liked my styling and more.

You are all winners in my heart.  I Love You all!!  <333

I am definitely ready for bigger challenges that will come my way, so watch this space!

Mavma at Fashion for Life 2

Here I am wearing the Mavma Clara pants and matching it with Nemesis’ friendship white bodysuit….and why that hair?  Because it is called “Ai” and the rainbow colors go really well with my LwL pumps. 😛

Your taxi to the Mavma store at FFL here.  Remember to turn right and exit the Ala Folie store then turn left and you will see Mavma store across the street. 🙂

The rest of the credits below….

Hair: Mikan Ai Rainbow (Epoch item)

Top (including collar): Nemesis friendship bodysuit white (BRB item)

Pants: Mavma Clara pants green (FFL item – available now!)

Shoes: LwL Luxe Patterned Tropical Pumps (Hana)

Clutch: Milk Motions my Clutch Bag

Bangle (lower): Chope Zuey Life in Lemuria

Bangle (upper): Earthstone Checker woods

Nails: Mandala female medium

Poses: Di Opera (no longer available)

Mavma at Fashion for Life

Mavma maybe a fairly new brand name in SL but the creators for this brand are definitely not new to most of us.  Models, Stylists and Photographers Leah McCullough and Daniele Eberhardt have joined forces recently in releasing a range of mesh sweaters and pants under the brand of Mavma, in support of the Fashion for Life event.

Both the sweaters and pants come in the color of green, blue, brown and black.  While simple they are made really classy and chic hence making these items one of the best styling must haves.

In the following picture, I am wearing the Mavma Candelaria Sweater Green and I love the tones and shades of the sweater.  I also love the mock neck design, definitely a lovely piece for this Spring.

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The Mavma store is on the Dreamseeker Zeit sim.  Turn right from the landing point and exit the Ala Folie store.  Then turn left and you will find Mavma store just across the street.   Meanwhile, stay tuned when I will show you the Mavma pants next round. 🙂

CREDITS

Hair: Wasabi Pills Vicky Hair Wild Honey

Top: Mavma Candelaria Sweater Green (available at FFL)

Skirt: The Sea Hole – Heron Skrit Dusted

Necklace: Finesmith Necklace Copper (limited edition)

Pose: Miamai_Model Pose Savage Beauty 07