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Hopeful Spring

Sometimes things happened for a reason –  How often we experienced the meaning of this phrase?  Not often, at least for me, but having said that, I believe I just had an experience of it.

Luck hasn’t been on my side for the last two weeks.  Last Monday, my husband met with a car accident on his way to work.  He is alright but his car isn’t.  I had to hold my tears in front of my daughter after seeing the damaged car because it is just too severe.  I imagined it must be a horrible experience for my husband during the crash.  I prayed all the way home and thanked god that my husband was not injured.   The accident has suddenly put a great strain on our finances. Both my husband and I were emotionally frustrated because he needed the car badly for his new job.  The accident happened on the same week when I was busy between preparing for AVENUE S/S fashion week and kid`s spring camp.  Being busy was a good thing because I needed something to take my mind off the car problem.

When I was finally more settled with the incident, my health took a dip.  I felt pain on one of my breasts on Friday night.  By Saturday morning, I could feel a lump and it was unusually painful.  I dare not think what was it and at one point was contemplating if I should tell anyone.  Maybe the lump and pain would go away after some good rest? but who am I to fool?  It was unusually painful that I could not ignore.  Every step I took the pain was there to remind me of it.  So I finally acknowledged I needed medical consultation.  However, it was Easter weekends and my family doctor wasn’t working.  I tried another clinic and it was not opened too so I came home to sleep, and sleep.  Emotionally I was quite torn.  On one hand, I was scared and frustrated.   I asked myself if I have been cursed with bad luck lately but on the other hand, I told myself I needed to stay calm and positive because bad mood and bad vibes attract bad things.  The rest of my memory of the weekend was very vague.  I don’t quite remember how I have survived it.

The waiting at the clinic on Monday morning was agonizing.  The urgent tone from the doctor after she had examined me didn’t help.  She told me to make myself available for mammogram and ultra sound appointments within the same week and “AS SOON AS POSSIBLE”!  So I did.  I have to.  My appointments were scheduled on Wednesday morning.  It was another nerves wrecking wait.  I didn’t know what to think, I couldn’t eat, couldn’t focus on anything so I slept most time and in between I think I edited some pictures for blogging too because I needed some distraction.  I also stepped back from my Producer duties at the Fashion Week because knowing myself I won’t be able to do a good job with such state of mind.

After six days of worries, my doctor gave me a clean bill this morning.  Turn out the lump and pain was due to gland tissues. It was a huge sigh of relief when she told me everything is alright.

OK, so I haven’t been truthful.  I said I couldn’t think but actually I did a lot of thinking for the past six days.  I asked myself what have caused the possible of breast cancer despite there is no such history in my family.  I came to realise I have been living under stress and bad mood since I moved to a foreign land.  A new environment, some bad experience and with no support systems here took the best of me.  I realize I need to make adjustment.  I need to be more positive and put more focus on things that are deserving and let go of those that are underserving.  I know I need to keep my faith and have a better control of my own mood.  I know I need to change, soon, before everything is too late.

So today I have a clean bill of health but the experience I encountered for the past two weeks have changed my perspective of life.

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Sometimes things do happened for a reason. I was put through life and death, wealth and health situations within a short span of two weeks, to understand what is most important to me. Today, I have choosen to share my experience here not because I wanted sympathy or empathy.  All I wanted to share is the message of focusing on what is most important to you in life and let the trivial ones go.  Don’t wait until it is too late.  In my case, I am glad it is not late for me.  God has continued to grant me the power of choice and I know I need to choose wisely this time.

Here is wishing everyone a beautiful, hopeful and forward looking spring.  Some nice clothings will definitely help too like the two I wore above. 🙂

One more day to the weekend….remember to come watch me walk on the Ricielli show tomorrow (Friday), as well as the closing Haute show on Saturday, along with some really fabulous stylists and models on the grid.  <333

Landmark to the shows here!

Landmark to the retail gallery here!

STYLE CARD

Look 1

Hair: ::Exile:: Beyond the Waves:Swiss

Hairband: LaGyo_Fran vinyl bow headbend Pink/Leo (TDR item)

Glasses: {{BSD Design studio}}sunglasses – supermodel olivia Ppink (SL Fashion Week item)

Dress: {.:OZI:.} LOUNGE dress SCANDI BLUE (AVENUE S/S Fashion Week item)

Tights: naive . noise leggings Pants pink

Boots: ***Arisaris Igs50 Bohemian Boot Camel

Lipstick: Pink Acid Mildred Lips & Teeth – Poppin Pink (SL Buddy Walk item)

Umbrella: [HANDverk]April Showers Parasol.pink.elephant (Collaboration item with Exposeur at Pose Fair 2013)

Pose: Diesel Works

Look 2

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Hathaway hair – Brown 4 (Collabor88 item)

Top: MOLiCHiNO Damson Shirt (AVENUE S/S Fashion Week item)

Bodysuit: MOLiCHiNO Jourdan Bodysuit (AVENUE S/S Fashion Week item)

Skirt: MOLiCHiNO Kadi Skirt (AVENUE S/S Fashion Week item)

Collar: [VM] VERO MODERO / Top Flowers (Part of Nese Leather Dress Nectarine) (AVENUE S/S Fashion Week item)

Ring:  [MANDALA] Motsumame Ring Red/Gold

Shoes: *GF* Flower Pumps “Eve” -purple-

AVENUE Models Casting

These are my stylings for the AVENUE casting that took place today.  The themes given were really exciting and challenging, but every challenge pushes us a little more, to work harder on improvement and creativity, sometimes testing our patience, so I have to say this casting so far has been a new learning and enjoyable process to me.

Our first theme today is “The Details Is In The Devils”, with simple and minimalist clothing of neutral colour palates and playing up the look with statement accessories.  I used the same styling for my headshot submission.  Many has asked me about the hat.  I actually tinted the decorations and the scraf to match the colours and you will find my style cards below. 🙂

Ai Avenue Headshot

Ai Avenue Minimalist

Our second theme is “New Baroque | New Romantic” with frills, fringes, lace highly patterned and our styling needs to be over the top, taking this soft romantic look to the next level.  Below is my interpretation of the theme.  I took inspiration from Donna Gabbana’s Fall/Winter 2012 collections.  The veil is added not as a bribe but like those of old villagers put on young virgin girl.  I have chosen to only have the back part of the veil because of the constraints we have on prims, poses and runway rules.

Ai Avenue Baroque

There are a few people I like to thank for helping and supporting me on this first phrase of the casting.

Leah McCullough for her on going mentoring and helping with this photography.  Leah has been very patience with the photoshoot process because two of the sims we went to take just three pictures were very laggy and it took us 3 hours to complete that and not to mention her amazing works in capturing every details of my stylings.  You are awesome Leah!

Miffyhoi Rosca from Zenith Fashion for custom making the mesh lace veils for me in such a short notice and she did it exactly the way I imagined it.  I especially love the lace part.  Thank you Miffy! ❤

Also to RKThings Crystal from Vintage Jewelry for custom making the necklace in silver for me which I have to apologize for later changing it to gold because it stands out more on the runway.

Monica Outlander from Miamai for a workaround on the boots and last but not least some of my dear friends that were in the audition together and also those that have been truly supportive in the entire casting process.

I definitely hope today it is not the end of the casting process for me and while we are waiting for the results, I bid you good night and a great week ahead. <333

STYLE CARD

Style 1 – The Devils is in the Details

Model/Stylist: Ai Hienrichs

Photographer: Leah McCullough

Hair: [e] Looking – Brown 08

Hat: NX-Nardcotix Innocence Odelay Hat Nude’d

Coat: celoe.maru.coat.roast.

Scarf: from Bare Rose ::: B@R ::: QuizeMaster Lady Blue/Pink Set (scarf edited and tinted)

Skirt: Tee*fy Emily Mini Flare Skirt  Creme (collabor88 item)

Boots: *COCO*_SuedeCutoutBoots(Black)

Satchel: The Secret Store – Tiny Satchel – Scarlet (The Arcade item)

Ring: .Shi : Eye Ring [Gold]

Eyeshadow: .Pekka. Classy Eye shadow with eyeliner – Coffee

Lipsticks: Blacklace Beauty Pout  Gloss & Blacklace Beauty Pout Gloss 9

Nails: N-core Manicure

Pose: .::MS::. Open Your Mind – Set.1.3v3

Location: Small Town of Green (unfortunately the house has been taken away by the owner and replaced with a farm, but it is an equally beautiful sim)

Style 2 – New Baroque | New Romantic

Model/Stylist: Ai Hienrichs

Photographer: Leah McCullough

Hair:”D!va”” Hair “Manon” (Type A)(Brown diamond) (edited)

Veil: Custom made by Miffyhoi of Zenith Fashion Black lace Veil

Top layer 1: *GF* Bow Neck Tops long

Top layer 2: Miss Tre`s Blouse/black by LeeZu!

Sleeves: from *LpD* – *MyStar* Dress set (tinted)

Top: [celoe.coco.top/mini.orca.]

Skirt: from *LpD* – *Princess* Dress B.&.W

Legging: naive . noise leggings Pants black

Boots: Miamai_Karya Boots Coal Gloss

Gloves: Baiastice_Velvet long gloves-azure

Necklace 1: Vintage Jewelry – Katarina Gold necklace

Necklace 2: MG – Necklace – Baroque Teardrop (Fameshed item)

Necklace 3: MG – Necklace – Erzulie’s Love Charm (collabor88 item)

Eyebrow upper: -Glam Affair- Glitter Eyeliner in Black

Eyeshadow: R.icielli – GLAMOURIZE Make-up / BlueEyes

Lipstick: blackLiquid MAKEUP – kabuki red sheer shimer

Pose: The Muse Poses – Eupharie 3

Location: La Baule

For Miss Nice Wildrose Only

I can’t believe I am saying this, but I am officially behind on my blogging schedules this week.  As promised, I have set a goal to improve my pictures quality and doing my best in maintaining the consistency, so I am taking more time in editing them.  To designers that entrusted me with their beautiful creations, I will get to your releases as soon as I can.  Your patience is highly appreciated.

For today, I am showing you the beautiful creations from Chop Zuey and Tres Beau made especially for Miss Nice Wildrose for her evening gown presentation, representing Turkey, at the MVW 2013 finale.  This gown and the jewelry set that goes with it, is one of my personal favourites because I have always love lace and frills as well as jewelries that is fashionable with a twist of fantasy.  It is really a great honour to have the opportunity to blog them.

Without further ado, I present to you the Tres Beau “Miss Nice Wildflower” MVW 2013 gown and Chop Zuey MVW Hagia Sophia Circlette Set.

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CZ + Tres Beau (Nice) Close shot 1024

The Veronica hair from Naive is just perfect for this look and your limo below to pick up these lovely items. ❤

Tres Beau mainstore

Chop Zuey Mainstore

Naive on Marketplace

STYLE CARD

Hair: naive. hair veronica brown

Gown: Tres Beau “Miss Nice WIldflower” gown

Jewelry: MVW Hagia Sophia Circlette Set

Eye Lashes: [LeLutka]-2011 lashes/natur

Eyeshadow: *elymode* makeup – smoke frost – 1 w/blush

Lipstick:*Fishy Strawberry* Makeup – Allure – Faded Lipstick Nude

Love Pink

I was looking through my posts and realised I hardly make anything that is surrounding the colour of pink, when it is actually one of my favourite colours, so I decided to give it a go; and with this theme in mind, I immediately thought of the City Coat recently released by DRIFT that comes in a really sweet pastel pink shade.  Styling around the coat, I am using the pencil skirt from PurpleMoon that has just the characters to go with my it.

I am wearing the new hair from naive, that gives a little glam up of my look, and pairing it with the Madonna of Chair hairband by Chop Zuey.

Love Pink

The rest of my accessories are equally beautiful.  I am using the Prestissim clutch that BabyChamp has sent me as a gift (and finally has found a styling that I could use it), and E-Clipse Scalloped lace up heel that I am trying to remember where I got them. 😛  Having said that, I am sure you could find something similar or equally fabulous items at the mainstore.

Your pink taxi here!  Have a wonderful day everyone. ❤

STYLE CARD

Hair: naive . hair desireme brown

Hairband: Chop Zuey Madonna of the Chair Headband LightApr

Coat: DRIFT City Coat Pink

Skirt::: PM :: Break Skirt in Black [MESH]

Clutch:{{BSD Design Studio}} Prestissimo Clutch -mpink

Shoes: E-Clipse Scalloped lace up heel Noire

Pose: Di’s Opera

Location: MAYFAIR

On the street

They said life is short, stop and smell the flowers.  I say life is short and if you are no where near any flowers just stop and appreciate the landscape, smell the coffee and listen to the music.  I also say mid town built on a hilly landscape with colourful and a little retro architectures and a vibrance ambience is the best.  Just like the one I have been.

You are welcome to take a stroll with me.  Remember to put on some exciting colours and be part of it.     🙂

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STYLE CARD

Hair: Vanity Hair:Easy(R)-Brown

Hat: -LaViere- Cashmere Flat Cap  Brown

Glasses: Maubray // Nelly Bugeye glasses.tartan.tan.red (FLF item)

Dress: *LpD* – *Lumen* Dress Red Tones

Inner Top: *COCO*_LongSleevesSweater(Black)

Collar: DRIFT Chic Collar [Mesh]-Onyx

Necklace: Flightless Deer bead necklace (oak) (Past Aracde item)

Leggings: naive . noise leggings Pants red

Radio: Tee*fy Retro Portable Radio Orange (The Arcade item)

Lipstick: LAQ

Lipgloss: Blacklace

Pose: The Muse Poses – Lion Tamer set