Fellini Couture: The SL Dream Brand of Dresses

Joy Fellini has long been known as great photographer and she has, recently, branched out to designing couture outfits under her own brand, Fellini Couture.

The moment you step into her store, you will be submerged into Joy's world of dreamy outfits. The dreamy colours she uses and the feminine yet strong and distinctive designs are the unique features of her designs and what makes her outfits so intriguing. Her designs also use a lot of sculpt parts that are used effectively to form a part of the outfit rather than simple attachments.

The gown I am wearing here is called Litchi Gown. To me, it looked like it had an oriental touch to the design, which is not from oriental cultures such as Japan or China, but rather something from more subtropical countries such as Thailand.

I congratulate Joy on her beautiful creations that forever will enrich our SL fashion lives.

Here, I matched it with a very pretty pink pendant from Virtual Impressions called the "Pink Abalone Shell and Silver Necklace" by Chrissy Ambrose and used a lovely skin with a very couture looking makeup from Dutch Touch by Iki Ikarus.

This will be my last post in 2009. I wish to take this opportunity to wish everybody a very happy new year! Where I live, 2009 will end in exactly half an hour from now.....and as I end this year, I cannot but wish that the new year will bring us all together more strongly, in spite of our national/cultural/personal differences. I wish that we can always remember to embrace forgiveness and patience. If we can't even achieve this at individual levels, how can there ever be world peace?

Giving thoughts to these matters and wishing you all a very happy new year, I end this year. Thank you for your support throughout 2009!

Fellini Couture - Litchi Gown

Outfit: Fellini Couture, Litchi Gown
Necklace: Virtual Impressions, Pink Abalone Shell and Silver Necklace
Hair: Diversity Hair, Constance (black plum)
Skin: Dutch Touch, JoLie Pale Apricot, PiP1

Posted by Kay Fairey, Agency Director and Top model for Boulevard Agency, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.


How To Have Low ARC And Still Wear Fur

I had a REALLY busy December and hadn't been able to blog as much I would have wanted to. But now that all the shows, events, commitments are finished and the holiday season Christmas frenzy is over, I am back to blogging again! Yaaay! :D

This eventful month, however, have made me renew my awareness for keeping our looks low ARC (Avatar Rendering Cost) when going to events not just for the show participants but also for our own good as we all want lag to be kept as low as we all can. Of course, there is always the discussion about whether ARC is the sole factor responsible to keep lag low. No, it's not. There is also the factor of scripts involved but that does not mean, we can go to shows and events with ARCs ranging in the reds. ARC also plays its part so let's keep our ARC low!

My rule of thumb is under 1,000 ARC if possible. And if I want to be really fashionable and still in the ok range, I would say below 1,500 ARC. I'll write how to see ARC numbers at the end for those you don't know how to check but for now, let's keep the discussion on the subject of how we can wear fur and still have relatively low ARC.

As most fashionistas are aware of, fur is known to be a no-no-item that shoots up your ARC numbers, sometimes in the range of 10,000 and over depending on what you wear. Recently, however, some clever creators are starting to create fur items that look gorgeous, glam and still keep to a low ARC number. So today, I would like to introduce one that does just that!

I have today, two fur bolero jackets that not only look warm and stylish for winter season parties or events, but are also very versatile. It comes in black and white and the design allows you to wear them with casual, semi-casual as well as formal outfits. And what's even more wonderful is that they are only +1,088 ARC! This means, if you style smart, it is actually possible to keep your ARC numbers below 1,500 in total and still enjoy a look using fur! Now isn't that a great news?

The fur boleros are from Gabriel, which is a store by a Japanese designer, Takuya Jinn. He is relatively new but has some great outfits that use sculpt prims in very clever ways and this fur bolero is certain one of his clever creations. Here, I have worn the black version with a skirt + down jacket set, replacing the down jacket with the bolero to give it a little less casual look. Then I used the white one to make a more smart casual or city casual look, which ever way you wish to call it. Both of these bolero jackets can easily be used in formal looks by wearing them over a formal gown so here I chose to show two casual looks, one a bit more semi-formal than the other.

The first look is casual and I took the skirt from a set that comes with a down vest with matching texture. The necklace I am wearing here comes included in the fur bolero jacket which is a nice piece to be worn alone too. The earrings I used here are from another Japanese designer, Emi Woller and her store called PISA. She includes a large and a small size in the set, so here I wore the smaller version. Again, without resize scripts, these earrings also contribute to keep lag low while we can choose whether we want to wear these bigger too if we wanted to.

Gabriel - Fur Bolero (black)

Fur Jacket: Gabriel, Fur Bolero (black)
Skit: Gabriel, Check Down Vest Suit (black) *used skirt only
Necklace: *Included in Fur Bolero (black)
Earrings: PISA, Banded Agate Earrings
Boots: Courtisane, Allumeuse Boots (olive)
Hair: Vixen Hair, Camillia (blackmail)
Skin: Dutch Touch, JoLie Cream, Eagle

The second look I made is a bit less casual. Some people might call this smart casual or city casual and it's something I might wear to go to an art exhibition or a nice get together where I don't want to be over-dressed but still be seen dress nicely. Here, I wore the shirt and underpants layers of a one-piece mini dress from ce cubic effect and used it as a shirt and replaced the necklace that's part of the fur bolero set to something that looks a bit more formal.

The jewelry pieces you see here are from J and W jewelers which is a relatively new store that my fellow model Wenadrenia Soderstrom has started with her RL and SL hubby, Jens Marksman. This store is quickly gaining popularity with their bold but also elegant designs.

Gabriel - Fur Bolero (white)

Fur Jacket: Gabriel, Fur Bolero (white)
Shirt: ce cubic effect, Wrap Tank Mini Dress (cocoa beige) *used only shirt and underpants layer
Pants: ce cubic effect, Flare Trousers pants (off white)
Jewelry: J and W Jewelers, Michele's Whisper
Shoes: Baiastice, Querelle (brown)
Hair: Vixen Hair, Myth (bombshell dark)
Skin: Dutch Touch, JoLie Cream, Autumn

And lastly, as I promised this is how you can see ARC numbers for those that do not know how. Go to your Advanced menu* on the top bar of your SL viewer and click through Rendering > Info Displays > Avatar Rending Cost and you will see numbers above avatars. If the numbers are in green, it means the number is low ARC. Mid range will be shown in orange and high range will be shown in red. So turn this info display on when changing to make sure you are within reasonable range before going to events!

*If you do not see an "Advanced" menu next to "Help", then hit "ctrl + alt + D" and it will show up.

Posted by Kay Fairey, Agency Director and Top model for Boulevard Agency, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.


A New Lingerie Store: So-Fabulouso

I brand new lingerie brand for all those lingerie lovers! New lingerie designer CherrieLips Debevec is set to start her new business and she's just set up her very first stall in a nice fashion village called Malt Village. She doesn't have a huge range yet, but I am sure it won't be long to see a lot more coming from her as I can see very good details on her creations.

I wish her the very best with her new business!

So-Fabulouso - Rubymetal Silk

Lingerie: So-Fabulouso, Rubymetal Silk
Jewelry: Miamai Stones, River White Set
Sandals: LeeZu!, Klara Stilettos /pink
Nails: Persona, Polished Nails (pink)
Hair: Tukinowaguma, Cutie (ebony with hair ornament set to pink)
Skin: Cupcake, Enchanted Cream

So-Fabulouso - Midnight Desire Lingerie

Lingerie: So-Fabulouso, Midnight Desire Lingerie
Nails: Persona, Polished Nails (violet)
Hair: Tukinowaguma, Cutie (ebony with hair ornament set to purple)
Skin: Cupcake, Daydream Honey, Vivid

Posted by Kay Fairey, Modavia Supermodel, Agency Director and Top model for Boulevard Agency, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.


Looking For A Party Dress?

This is the fun time of the year when we have lots of parties coming up till the end of the year and also a time when we have to watch our weights! (Yikes!) Some parties will be formal so you might be looking for a gorgeous gown and some will be less formal. But no matter what the dress code is, it's nice to be dressed to impress.

As most of you know, SL has LOTs of gowns and we can find lovely gowns quite easily. But what about cocktail dresses or dresses that will make you look fab when dancing?

Samahi Couture is a store you might want to check out. It has so many styles that you'll have a hard time choosing what you want to buy and so much variety in both bright, striking colours as well as chic colours like black and gray.

What's stunning is the array of glitter dresses you can find. Samahi Couture is not all about glitter but it's certainly a store you want to check out for that party glitter! Here I am introducing two outfits I liked. Yes, you guessed right! I couldn't make up my mind and ended up getting two myself! :P

The first one is called Ka'tching Dress. It's a lovely pink glitter dress that comes with an asymmetrical cocktail length skirt as well as a full ballroom gown skirt so you can pick the skirt depending on how you want to style it. I am sure gown skirt will make you stand out with all its glitter in a formal scene but I particularly liked the shorter skirt. I think this will look lovely with dance movements which is a must for fun parties.

Samahi Couture - Ka'tching Dress

The second dress is a chic and yet gorgeous mini dress called Silver Snake Dress. It is basically a white and transparent mini dress with snake like patterns made with silver glitter. This dress is very stylish, sexy and can be styled in so many ways. I love dresses that give me flexibility to style. :D

Samahi Couture - Silver Snake Dress

Here, I styled it with a blue jewelry set from By Alexander. The solid bright blue of these jewelry pieces were perfect to make a sleek, fashionable look while being also playful and sexy.

1. Ka'tching Dress
Outfit: Samahi Couture, Ka'tching Dress
Necklace: RYCA, Cross Gold Necklace
Earrings: RYCA, B Chandelier Earring Gold
Bangles: RYCA, Gold Bangle DX
Sandals: B&G, Amanda (rosa)
Nails: Candy Nails, #NS000 Basic Light (pink)
Hair: Alli & Ali Designs, Maryanne Hair (black)
Skin: Sowade, Glamour Pale Skin (makeup 5)

2. Silver Snake Dress
Outfit: Samahi Couture, Silver Snake Dress
Jewelry: By Alexander, Sylvie Collection Saphire
Nails: Candy Nails, #005 Jewels (blue)
Boots: Courtisane, Allumeuse Boots (snow)
Hair: Cake, Absolute
Skin: Sowade, Glamour Sunkissed Skin, makeup 1

Posted by Kay Fairey, Modavia Supermodel, Agency Director and Top model for Boulevard Agency, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.


Casting Audition for Modavia Supermodels Is On!

Do you have what it takes to be a Modavia Supermodel?
If you think you do, read on!

Modavia Fashion Marketing is pleased to announce that we will be holding our Fall casting for the Supermodels group this month. Supermodels will represent Modavia in the Modavia Fashion Directory and will participate in promotional events related to the Directory. Both male and female models are sought.

Semifinals will be held for 50 short-listed models on NOVEMBER 15th at 12 noon & 1pm SLT in 2 groups. Personal invites will be sent to those who will be joining.

Finals for 20 models will be held on NOVEMBER 22 at 12 noon SLT.

FIVE new Supermodels will receive invitations to the Modavia group.

There will be NO rescheduling of casting auditions made for individuals. So please mark these days and times if you are interested in joining.

There will be no public announcement of the list of models who will be in the semi and final castings. All announcements will be sent in the form of personal invitations. Please do not call asking if the selection has completed. You will know if you receive the invitation.

To apply for the casting:

1. Conditions to join:
- You must be at least 6 months old in SL
- Minimum level of English is necessary
- You must be an experienced model

2. Join Modavia Prospective Models group (unless already a member of a Modavia group). All Modavia groups will receive the same casting notices.

3. In case you do not have this on a notecard in-world, copy and past from the dotted line below and create your own notecard that can be sent as an application.

4. Insert ONE headshot and ONE full body shot into this note card. Please place YOUR NAME on each texture before inserting into the notecard and make sure that they are FULL PERM. Please note that applications with more than TWO photographs will be automatically disqualified.

5. The theme for this casting is the movie classic Dr Zhivago (key words: snowy winter weather - romantic, dramatic, opulent styling). You will be judged on how you interpret this theme and how you style your look accordingly. We are looking for unique male and female models with a flair for fabulous styling.

6. 4. Rename this notecard to "Modavia Fall 09 Casting - <>" and send this notecard (full perm) to KAY FAIREY by NOVEMBER 10th.



3. Answer the following questions:




- Please tell us about your modelling experience (print and/or runway) in FIFTY (50) words or less.




Posted by Kay Fairey, Modavia Supermodel, Agency Director and Top model for Boulevard Agency, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.

Fashion Photographer Of The Year Award


Modavia creates new Fashion Photographer of the Year award

October 28, 2009 - Modavia, publisher of the Modavia Fashion Directory, announced today that the company will be creating a new award to recognise outstanding accomplishment in the field of fashion photography. The FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR title, which will be awarded annually, will be open to all SL photographers and will be judged across three categories: 1) Haute Couture, 2) Street and 3) Boudoir. Judges will include designers, fashion magazine editors and Modavia editorial staff. The contest will be sponsored by photoLIFE, CW Studios, Moolto, ShopaholicFeed.com, Reel Expression, Diesel Works and BehaviourBody animations. Fashion brands supporting this award include Baiastice, Kunglers, Ivalde, Ibizarre, A la Folie, B! Fashion, Bliss Couture, MEB, LeeZu!, Designing Nicky Ree, Miamai and Anubis Style.

Prizes will include:

❶ First prize
▫ L$100,000 cash
▫ a one year contract with Modavia
▫ Photography contract with LeeZu! (value L$12,000)
▫ L$9,900 studio gift certificate from photoLIFE and submission for consideration to the Master Photographer's Group
▫ Six pose sets from Diesel Works including 25 unreleased poses and photo prop
▫ L$5,000 gift certificate from Designing Nicky Ree
▫ L$4,000 gift card from Miamai Fashion Creations

➋ Second prize
▫ L$9,900 studio gift certificate from photoLIFE
▫ L$5,000 storecard from CW Studios
▫ L$3,200 gift card from Reel Expression
▫ Four pose sets and photo prop from Diesel Works
▫ Complete new season Formals collection from Anubis Style
▫ L$2,500 gift certificate from Designing Nicky Ree
▫ L$2,000 gift card from Miamai Fashion Creations

➌ Third prize
▫ L$9,900 studio gift certificate from photoLIFE
▫ Mega pack of 135 poses from BehaviourBody animations
▫ 2 pose sets from Diesel Works
▫ L$1,000 gift certificate from Designing Nicky Ree
▫ L$1,000 gift card from Miamai Fashion Creations

Please check http://www.modaviafashionmarketing.com/photography.html for application guidelines and updates on the prize packages.

Only original, unpublished work will be accepted. Deadline for submission is midnight November 30th, 2009. Short listed candidates will be asked to submit a portfolio of fashion photography which has been published in-world in the last 12 months.

Winners will be announced December 20th, 2009. Winning images will be published in the Modavia Fashion Directory, on Modavia web and Flickr sites as well as exhibited in-store and online by our sponsors. Coverage of winning images in other major fashion magazines is under negotiation.

Poptart Lilliehook
CEO, Modavia Fashion Marketing

OomPoppaMowMow Snookums
CEO, photoLIFE Professional Photography System

Posted by Kay Fairey, Modavia Supermodel, Agency Director and Top model for Boulevard Agency, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.


Uptown Girl Fashion - C&W Designs

On October 23, I posted about a cute dress created by Boston Westland of Atelier La Bubu. Boston, in fact, had another brand called C&W Design that he runs together with his friend. I must say it was a little confusing as you can purchase the same outfits in both stores but I liked his designs so much that I decided to blog about another lovely creation by Boston.

C&W Design - Andrea Dress

Although the design itself is completely different from the Londonize Memore Dress I posted about on the 23rd, what remains the same is his uptown, elegant image without making it a formal wear or a party wear. I love styling day wear clothes as there is so much you can play with and Boston's outfits give me that fun as they are elegant but not overly styled leaving me very little areas to play with.

For this Andrea Dress, the lovely blue of the dress was something I wanted to play on and I was lucky to find a perfect hat for this! The Lizette hat in blue matched this dress so well that it looked as if it was part of the design! It wasn't just the colour too. The design of the hat matched the elegant uptown impression the Andrea Dress had so perfectly that I was smiling the whole day.

The ruffles around the neck opening for this dress was not prim parts but it was actually drawn on the dress. This allowed me to add a white rose to play up on the clean blue and white coordination of this look. This rose is a head ornament I found in Illusions that came in all sorts of colours. So what I did was, made a copy of the white rose, attached it to my chest and adjusted the position in edit so that it will sit in the center of the ruffle almost like a broche. Since it was modifiable, I also turned full bright on to make it look more white.

To add a bit more fun, I also decided to hold a purse from Baiastice. I think I am now very happy with this uptown girl look that is pretty, fun and elegant. :)

Outfit: C&W Design, Andrea Dress
Hat: Elegance Hat, Lisette (blue)
Rose: Illusions, Hair Rose (white)
Earrings: Twinkleberry, Fiore n7 (white/used only earrings)
Purse: Baiastice, Funny Bows bag
Sandals: B&G, Amanda (bronco)
Nails: Candy Nail, #000 Basic Smoky Tone (smokey pink)
Skin: Sawode, Glamour Pale Skin madeup 5

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Supermodel, Agency Director and Top model for Boulevard Agency, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.


Newest Release From AZUL: Malena Nude

AZUL is a brand that has many fans with its elegant gowns and the new release from AZUL is Malena. As with other gowns, it comes in quite a lot of colours but this time, the base colour of the gown remains the same.....black. The right side of the bodice, which is a very delicate material with gold embroidery is the part that comes in different colours.

But the most impressive one is Malena Nude.

AZUL - Malena Nude

As the name suggests, it is made of a very delicate see through material that almost looks like half the body is nude. The talent of Mami Jewell shines in the way the gown still looks extremely elegant and delicate, while it is almost shockingly sexy.

This time, I made a fall, Halloween look. The theme I decided to achieve was a high fashion look I can wear to an elegant Halloween party where lots of fashionistas will gather. Instead of my usual skin, I wore this "Fall" skin from Nikita Frida with a new hair that was released from Tukinowaguma which can be worn with or without a large rose ornament in red or white.

This lovely necklace is from Bandit Jewelry Shop which, unfortunately does not come with matching earrings but those from another set, Damilani Eclissi set, matched quite well.

Outfit: AZUL, Malena Nude
Necklace: Bandit Jewelry Shop, Love Chain Gold & Tormaline
Earrings: Bandit Jewelry Shop, Damilani Eclissi Earrings
Nails: Candy Nails, #018 Chocolate Bonbon! (orange)
Hair: Tukinowaguma, PriPri Bigrose - white (Ebony)
Skin: Nikita Frida, Skin Fall (natural tone)

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Supermodel, Agency Director and Top model for Boulevard Agency, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.


Elegant Pink - Did You Think Pink Was Girly?

OK I admit. I love pink although I don't necessarily love "girly" fashion. I think pink is a colour that can be used not only as a sweet, cute, girly colour but as an elegant "add-on" colour. It is a magic colour that can be added to many, but my favorite has always been gray and pink. I think this combination is clean, elegant and classy.

However, sometimes this "gray" doesn't necessarily have to be flat gray.

Here, I tried adding a twist to my favorite colour combination by using a dress that was not really gray but black and white and I think you will all agree with me that it still works as a great "add-on" colour.

The dress I used here is from Atelier La Bubu, which was having a discount sale and I got this sweet outfit for a discounted price of 160L. Atelier La Bubu is a small but attractive store with well made outfits that speaks quality. For example, this dress may not be a unique shape but the skirt has been carefully tailored so that the back side is slightly more long and poofy whereas the front is made to be more flat. As a result, you get a very nice shape of the skirt which is something you don't get with dresses made with skirts that are made the same 360 degrees.

I added pink by using a fur shrug that Bliss Couture has released, socks and a hot pink shoulder bag which was an important element to this look. Just imagine, if this bag had been a similar soft pink, the whole look will look very blurred and weak in impression. However, by adding this hot pink as a focus or spice, the entire look became much sharper.

I must add that this shrug has been nothing but great for me. While many jackets or coats are longer, this bolero type short length has been more than valuable as I can add it to pants, jeans, skirts, dresses, even long gowns without worrying about what I will wear under it. More importantly, it works with most outfits. :)

The pink socks I used here was one that came in a pack of eight colours. What is great about this set is that with eight lovely coloured socks, all you have to pay is 50L! It comes from a Japanese store called PicoPure Charmmy that actually sells a lot of lolita/anime type outfits. I am sure it will make those you like lolita type dresses drool but even if you are not particularly a lolita fashion fan, this set of socks is without doubt, worth investing 50L.

The part I was most indecisive when styling was shoes. I had to try various shades of pink, gray in all types of footwear such as pumps, long boots and ankle boots. But I wasn't happy with any of the combination until I pulled out this pair of mid-length boots that had a colour that fell in-between pink and gray called Powder Pink. This seemed to work best without stealing focus from the hot pink purse that I used as my focus for this particular look.

To complete this fun but elegant look, I used a new hair released by 69 which is a long (but not too long) natural looking hair with soft waves.

Outfit: Atelier La Bubu, Londonize Memore Dress
Shrug: Bliss Couture, OPhelia Mink Shrug (pink)
Purse: Pulchritude, Hot Pink Snakeskin Purse
Long Socks: PicoPure Charmmy, #2005 Socks (light pink)
Boots: Maitreya, Dune (powder pink)
Hair: 69, Glow 10 (offblack)
Skin: Sawode, Glamour Pale Skin (makeup 6)

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Supermodel, Agency Director and Top model for Boulevard Agency, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.


I was on Fabulous Fashion TV

I was on Fabulous Fashion TV yesterday introducing three great accessory brands and one hair brand from Japan as the guest stylist.

Click here to watch Fabulous Fashion TV

These are the brands I introduced (vendor pics from each brand).

Crie Style - Monocle

Sadistic Hacker - Vermillion

Gabriel - Gabriel Wind Necklace

Mandala - Pearl Rain

The brands intorduced can be accessed by the following links.
Crie Style
Sadistic Hacker

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Supermodel, Agency Director and Top model for Boulevard Agency, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.


I Love Leather!

It's getting almost cold where I live and I'm starting to wear some winter clothes. One item I like is leathers especially those that have that couture touch.

The leather jacket and low rise pants that I am wearing today comes from Ranena Olivier Couture. I just love the design and also this colour which is a rather unique and delicate colour for leathers.

Ranena Olivier Couture - Leather Jacket and Pants in Grape

The jacket has a high rise collar that adds to its elegance with rather big cuffs at the end of the sleeves. It also comes with a belt which I wore today but it also works if you don't wear the belt, keeping the jacket very simple. Then you can wear your own belt at a low position to give it a totally different image with a more casual look. The pants come in long pants as well as short pants but since it's getting cold, I thought the long version will be more suited to be worn now.

Although I hardly ever wear belly rings, I decided to wear this sweet belly ring that has a star hanging from it that comes from Twisted and Spoiled. It's colour changing so it can be added as a cute addition to looks where your belly button will be showing.

I also matched up a pair of big sunglasses from DeLa. This comes in 6 different colours with 4 lens colours each and you get ones that you wear over your eyes as well as one that can be worn on your head, as I am doing here. What I loved about this is that it is attached to your nose when worn over your eyes but the one that you wear on your head is attached to your mouth. This means that when the sunglasses are not covering your eyes, you don't have to worry about your prim eye lashes being removed. Of course, you can re-attach the sunglasses to your mouth yourself but all the more better if it's all done for you!

Leather Jacket: Ranena Olivier Couture, Urban Leather Jacket Grape
Leather Pants: Ranena Olivier Couture, Urban Leather Low Rise Pants Grape
Sunglasses: DeLa, Sunglasses "RG1" Pearl Pink Lens on Head (worn on mouth)
Belly Ring: Twisted & Spoiled, Lucky Star Belly Ring (colour change)
Shoes: Maitreya, Slinky Stilettos (purple)
Hair: Armidi, The Short V (Midnight I)

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Supermodel, Agency Director and Top model for Boulevard Agency, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.


A New Skin From "Shapes by Kira"

Oh dear.....I hadn't blogged for such a long time! Maybe this was the longest since I've last logged in to update my blog. It's not that I was lazy. No, far from it. I had been too busy directing shows which has quickly become one of my major jobs here in SL along with my modeling. I even had some pics taken for my blogs but alas, I simply had no time to write. :-(

I am back now with a new series of skin I just got!

Compared to a year ago, there are now so many great skins you can obtain in SL so it's not that hard to find nice skins that can make avatars gorgeous. However, I have been looking for a skin that has the kind of brows that I like and this has proved to be more difficult than I had ever imagined. Maybe it had been a trend but many of the great skins I found had very strong and dark eye brows. Other issues I often found was that many skins had too much make up or was too strong in the colours they used.

What struck me the first thing I wore the demos I picked up was that the eye brows were exactly the type of eye brows that I was looking for. Not too dark but dark enough to make a statement. So I quickly teleported back to the store I just came back from, still wearing my demo skin.

The new Eva Skins that Kira Paderborn came up with are an evolution of an earlier skin to which Kira made improvements from feedback she received and it really was great skin that looked not only natural but had some great makeups. I liked the range of lip colours she offered too as I had been finding that some skins tend to have a lot of the pale pink/beige lips and different shades of it but when I wanted to wear more colours on my lips to match outfits, the colours would not be available. The Eva Skins has both pale and strong lips that also come in a variety of colours. Having had some makeup training in RL, I absolutely love makeups and love wearing different coloured makeups depending on what I wear even in RL. So the colour variation offered was a joy to see.

Eva Skin - Fair Natural

These are some of the makeups that were included in the fatpack. I have never been great with photo editing but these pics, I have decided to use without any editing at all. With editing, any skin can look great, right? So including the one above, none of the pics I am using today have been retouched.

Eva Skin - Fair M1

Eva Skin - Fair M4

Eva Skin - Fair M7

Eva Skin - Fair M9

I usually wear pale/fair skin tone but I do wear much darker skin tone also when I'm wearing swimming suits or with certain outfits that go better with darker skin. So I tried the darker skin demos too and loved this one called "Sun Kissed." It had the similar makeup variety with the fair skins, but I had to refrain from spending too much on a single day but these "Sun Kissed" skins will definitely be my next shopping target once I save up again.

Eva Skin - Sun Kissed M4 (demo)

I might also add that Kira told me she will have a skin that will only be available at your booth in the Skin Fair that has just started or starting any minute as I write this (Sept. 26 - Oct 19). This will be one with smokey eyes and pale lips. Nice! I'm going to have to head to Skin Fair then since this variation will not be available in her store.

Run, run!!

Skin: Shapes by Kira, Eva Skin - Fair
Bathing suit: si*na:museum, si*na:Bikini, Bijou (Black)

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Super Mmodel, Agency Director and Top model for Boulevard Agency, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.


A Dress Called "Kay's Kibou"

"Kibou" means wish in Japanese. It can also mean dream or desire (non-sexual) and Ashoka Eames of Phoenix Rising created a wonderfully sweet dress called "Kay's Kibou." How nice of her!!

Phoenix Rising - Kay's Kibou

It has lots of butterflies which I LOVE and the skirt uses this lovely texture that creates a wonderful effect on a semi-poofy skirt. It's not a full formal gown which is something I also love about it. It's that length that allows me to wear this outfit to any occasion and also look elegant no matter where I go. There is also matching jewelry that are sold separately but were designed and created by Kieran Debevec which also has tiny butterflies to match the outfit.

I was pleasantly shocked when Ashoka first showed me the outfit saying she designed the outfit with butterflies. This was because my late grand mother, who I loved dearly, loved butterflies and she had butterflies on almost everything she owned. For example, all her handkerchiefs had butterflies, her towels, her dresses, her kimonos, even her bags had butterflies on them. So whenever I see butterfly designs, it reminds me of her.

She was the most elegant, yet strong woman. She was very modest but at the same time, not afraid to stand up against things she believed was not right. In other words, she was the most elegant and yet cool lady I knew. And of course, she was and still is my role model.

So this outfit, that Ashoka designed for me, is very special to me. I had never told her about my grand mother so I don't know......maybe my grand mother spoke to her from heaven.

Thank you, Ashoka, for a wonderful dress!

Outfit: Phoenix Rising, Kay's Kibou
Jewelry: Phoenix Rising, Kibou Jewelry
Shoes: Styles of edo, EIRIS Straight Strap Pointed (black)
Hair: Glitter, Lala (black)
Skin: Lion Skins, SU Fair #13b

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Super Model, Agency Director and model for Boulevard Agency, Team edo Director and writer for the Best of SL Magazine.