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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!

Colour of Couture – Week 1

It has been an intensive but fun first week in the Colour of Couture (CoC) Top Model Competition.

Immediately follow the announcement of the sixteen finalists, we were given instructions to style for four events. Two of which are for our weekly theme challenge and two for photoshoots of advertisement, so there were four stylings to complete in one week.

Our first challenge took place last Saturday (April 7) on the runway showcasing our styles and runway skills for the “Pyjamas Party” theme.   This is not a typical pyjamas party that most people have in mind like bring-your-curls and fluffy rabbit shoes or dress in your Victoria Secret kind of styling.  The theme actually means “going out” pyjamas for evening wear which I have learned is one of this Spring/Summer fashion trend.

It was really interesting to scout for a decent pyjamas look alike top, as well as all others that fulfill the theme.  I have to say it wasn’t easy to put the entire look together and matching the colours so I went for the best option I had, given the time and financial constraints.

…..and here are my week 1 stylings.

THEME: PYJAMAS PARTY (RUNWAY CHALLENGE)

Pyjamas Party

I found the pyjamas look alike top from Bare Rose, a brand that I have sworned by for years, and paired it with the most slouchy trouser that is made of mesh, plus a black dress jacket from Lelutka.  I also added a little of my own touch by wearing a bathing cap.  I took red color from the pyjamas collar and match it with the cap.  As accessory should be minimal for this theme, I have only worn the LaGyo Papillion Red Heart ring which is not shown in the above picture.  The eyeshadow choosen was intended to create this dark circles and puffy eyes effect which I hope was seen that way to the judges, and wearing just very light lipstick balancing the makeup.  My Styling Card below.

STYLE CARD

Head dress: Lady Who Lunch Couture Bathing Cap

Shirt & Scarf: Bare Rose QuizeMaster Lady Blue/Pink Set

Jacket: [LeL.Ultra]-PRISON jacket

Pants: [celoe.lolong.trousers.charade

Rings: LaGyo_Popillia ring red heart

Shoes: N-core COQUETTE “Black”

Eyeshadow:  Cheap Makeup-Eye Smoke

Eyelashes: Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Star

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THEME: SOFT BUT FIERCE (FACESHOT)

The second styling we did was for a faceshot which we will later see on the Colour of Couture (CoC website and all it’s communication channels.  This faceshot will be used by the Organizer throughout the competition.

The instruction for this styling was to keep our look soft but fierce.  Easy yet not so easy to achieve in my opinion.

Though this is just a faceshot, I did an overall styling to complete the look.  I like to thank NyuNyu Kimono in sponsoring me her clothing in this competition.  I truly appreciate her kindness and supports.  It helps alot to know there are many whom believe in me and would like to see me succeed and I promise I will do my best.

I have choosen to wear a long and wavy hair for the headshot and to keep my look soft and clean, I wore a white dress and paired it with a simple pearl necklace.  This time I let my lip speaks a little more so I wore a red lipstick and a different eyebrow.  No smiling face in this case.  I hope my look has came across as soft but fierce.

Styling for faceshot - Soft but fierce

STYLE CARD

Hair: 69 Jessica 02 Dark Mocha

Dress: NYU Debut Michelle Dress – Nude

Necklace: *League* Double Stranded Soft Pearl Necklace (tinted)

Bracelet: Donna Flora Princess set (tinted)

Eyeshadow: *elymode* makeup – smoke frost – 1

Eye lashes: [LeLutka]-2011 lashes/natur

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THEME: STYLING FOR PRISM (PHOTOSHOOT)

Each finalist was assigned a different clothing sponsor by PRISM and we have to style around the assigned piece for a photoshoot.  The photos will be made into advertisement for promo of the CoC.  It is free styling in this case so it is up our own interpretations.

The piece that was assigned to me was a beautiful one piece mesh dress called Prism Crystal Mesh Dress – Solar Flare.  As the name suggested, this dress has a very vibrant brown/orange base and prints with yellow and pink stripes at the bottom of the dress.  I accessorized around the dress keeping in mind that the styling should present the dress in the best possible way and not over shadowing it.  That’s what modeling is about anyway.   With that in mind, I took colours from the dress and this is the result.

Styling for PRISM Crystal Mesh Dress - Solar Flare

STYLE CARD

Hair: booN TUN247 hair brown

Sunglass: Maitreya Mesh Jackie O Sunglasses

Collar and shoulder accessory: .SHI Paper (tinted)

Dress: Prism Crystal Mesh Dress Size 3 – Solar Flare

Necklace: FINESMITH- SPRING 2012 NECKLACE

Bag: Tee*fy Street Parker Shoulder Bag Illustration (reattach and adjusted as hand held bag)

Boots: Maitreya Mesh * Devi Booties XS Redwood

Gloves: LaGyo_Zarema gloves Cornsilk

Lipstick: *Fishy Strawberry* Makeup – Allure -Faded Lipstick Brick

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THEME: AFROCENTRIC (FLICKR CHALLENGE)

This is for our second week styling challenge.  It will be a photo challenge on flickr as the objective is to see how we look and present the style on print.  As the photographer needs time to complete the photos and have them ready by April 13 on CoC’s flickr, so the judges could do their scoring by next Saturday, April 14, we had to complete our styling and photoshoot this week.  Check out our first photo challenge here from April 13 and onwards.  My style Card will be available thereafter.

Meanwhile, stay tuned for more as I share about Southeast Asia and introduce some RL beauty from the Southeast Asia to you. 🙂

To get to know more about me and the CoC Competition, visit the CoC website here!

Happy Easter and have a great week ahead everyone!