A Cool Leather Suit From Japan

I love leathers in RL and when I saw found tiny vendor pics with this leather jacket and pants, which I had to zoom right into in order to see what it was like, I jumped with excitement. Even with the small sized pics, I could see that these were really cool and I just had to buy them. Well being from Japanese stores where prices in general tend to be much lower than other parts of SL, I wasn't too worried about the price. They were conveniently sold separately so anybody who doesn't want a whole suit but wants a cool leather jacket can just purchase the jacket without the pants. Or if you want a cool leather pants, you can buy it without the jacket.

The white pattern on black leather in this set was absolutely something I could die for. I might be a bit shy to wear this in RL but hey, this is SL! I might as well enjoy this awesome design. The leather texture was really realistic too and the jacket had shirrings on the side so that the jacket would have a nice fit while still being comfortable to move in.

For boots, I wore these flat biker boots from Drawmachine. I know many people will wear heels but in my mind, a pair of leather pants that are made as stylish pants can be worn with heels but if they look like biker type pants, flat boots look a lot more cool. Of course in RL, leathers make a lot more sense in terms of safety when riding bikes. Jeans can rip to pieces in just a fall, let alone an accident and when you do wear leathers for bikes, you would be choosing flat boots. So I feel it's also a lot more realistic and makes a lot more sense, aside from the aesthetic reason.

Cold winter should be ending soon and I can't wait for spring when bike rides will be at it's best!

Leather jacket: W&T, Leather Jacket _002 (White)
Leather pants: W&T, Leather Pants _006-1
Boots: Drawmachine, Ladies Biker Boots Classic
Nails: Love Soul, Nail Dark Color French - A (black)
Hair: Art Lago, Shima Long Hair
Skin: Belleza, Brooke fair 11

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Super Model, model for Boulevard Agency, Evan Model Agency, Ewing Fashion Agency, Runway Magazine, Beauty Avatar, Best of Italian and Second Look Studio.


A New Release From Phoenix Rising

A new outfit called Leo's Pride was released from Phoenix Rising yesterday and I seriously think this is one of my favorite outfits in this store! I simply love, love, love it!

It's a gorgeous, chic outfit that is black with gold that can worn as a ball gown, a slender simple gown or a pants set! The bodice part is black and gold and with any of the styles, the rest is black which seems to be one of the favorite colours for many SL fashion lovers. When worn as a ballroom gown, the prim skirts moves vigorously with the avatar movement without showing the legs (which is nice) and designer, Ashoka Eales, have even added sculpt prim parts for the lower legs to be worn when the outfit is worn as a pants set.

It also comes with a neck collar and a cuff for only one wrist which makes the design look very sharp. I wanted to play up on this black and gold colour combination so I chose black nails for nail polish and simple gold hoops as earrings.

Ahhh....I just realized that I seem to be wearing black nails quite often lately. I guess it's just my "personal trend."

Phoenix Rising - Leo's Pride

And when worn with the slender long skirt.....

and also as a pants set.
Outfit: Phoenix Rising, Leo's Pride
Earrings: Chloe, Hoops Set (Gold)
Shoes: Haysuriza, EIRIS Pumps Pointed100 (Classic) black
Nails: Love Soul, Prim Nail Glitter (black)
Hair: R's Hair Style, Kay (black)

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Super Model, model for Boulevard Agency, Evan Model Agency, Ewing Fashion Agency, Beauty Avatar, Best of Italian and Second Look Studio.

It's A Carnival! It's A Show!!

BEST OF ITALIAN STYLE is proud to presents:

Tuesday February 24, 2009, from 1:30 pm SLT (22:30 Italian)

Great fashion show at the Fashion Center of the Best of italian!

18 Best SL SuperModels !!! will strut on our exclusive DOUBLE-SIM runway for a show to remember !!!
Music by the amazing DJ SUMMER DEADLIGHT !!!

After the show a great BALL in CARNIVAL COSTUMES at the Stella d'ORO/ BESTAR CLUB in the center of the Best of Italian SIM!! 5,000 l$ Prize to the best costume. Dances, Freebies, Shopping. An event not to be missed!!!


La Dulce Vida

I came across this store called La Dulce Vida the other day and found some really nice things that I liked very very much. In one word, the designer of La Dulce Vida, romi Dagostino has lots of colours as well as chic colours, formal gowns as well as more casual wear. I got one formal wear and also something more casual but for today, I wanted to post about the casual one, Judith.

It's basically a two piece comprised of a top and skirt set. But the top comes in two layers. A shirt layer that is basically a simply black sleaveless shirt and an all lace jacket that is worn over the black shirt. The black colour that is worn underneath will come through the lace worn as a jacket and the whole top looks like a black and white lace top with LOTS of frills (yes I LOVE frills!!). The skirt is a tight black mini skirt, which contrasts with the very feminine looking white top. I love this combination of two contrasting pieces of clothing to make a very nice look that is well balanced.

I wanted shoes that didn't look very chunky with this so I wore Stiletto Moody's Audrey which is a sleek pair of super high heel sandals with nicely shaped "toes" for avatars. I wore black pedicure as well as black nail polish to create a complete black and white look. With this sandal, the skin colour of the feet part has to be matched with the rest of the leg in order for them to look good. Although basic stin tones such as fair, tan, etc., are provided that can be chosen with a menu, you do need to use the custom colour adjustment that is also available in order to get the right skin tone. This process is a pain to be honest but once you find the right skin tone, you can save the shade in user slots available in the menu.

This hair is from a Japanese store called fascino. Recently I've been intrigued by the many small hair stores that may not have a wide variety but I get excitement out of finding jewel pieces among them. This store was one that a model friend, Tabata Jewell gave me a lead to and I found many hair that I liked. (Thank you, Tabata!) And to add to the joy, the creator, Sola Meili, was planning a rennovation of her store and had all her hair knocked down in prices to 50% over the entire store. :D At the time this was written, it was still ongoing so it may be worth checking the place out now.

La Dulce Vida - Judith

Outfit: La Dulce Vida, Judith
Earrings: Thea Tamura Fashion, Ishtar Earrings
Sandals: Stiletto Moody, Bare Audrey (black)
Nails: Love Soul Nails, Dark Color French - A (black)
Hair: fascino, Cactus (black)

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Super Model, model for Boulevard Agency, Evan Model Agency, Ewing Fashion Agency, Beauty Avatar, Best of Italian and Second Look Studio.


Creating A Hippy Look In SL

I love finding new releases and new designers but what I also love doing, almost as a game, is to find a theme myself and attempt at creating certain looks based on these themes. Lately, I've been having more enthusiasm in doing this and the more challenging the theme, the more fun I seem to get. This time, it all started from spotting a "hippy style" looking top by Apple May. The moment I spotted this top, the first thing that came to my mind was "ooh this would look nice in a hippy look" and the next moment, my mind had already latched on this fun idea.

This top came in a set of three colours, which I must say, was a little disappointing. I would rather spend my money on buying different outfits than buying the same top in three different colours. But this was definitely not being sold as a fat pack and there was no other vendor selling individual colours so I ended up having to buy all the colours.

For this particular styling I had to make a hippy look so I decided to use the purple one. In more accurate terms, I didn't HAVE to make a hippy look and nobody was telling me to do so, but as I said, once I had my mind set on certain themes, it was hard to shake it off. So in my mind, it was a must.

I tried several different pairs of jeans but this one from Jador Fashion that had some pink based colour in it seemed to work better to create a "flower children" look. And of course, I had to use this hair from Lelutka with a head band (or rather....string?) and my shoes had to be flat sandals. I found these sandals in my inventory which fit my image perfectly but unfortunately, I had bought them a long time ago which was way before I even thought of starting to blog. So I never cared that a landmark was missing. And now, I can't even remember where I got these sandals from. Damn. I would be grateful if any of you who might be reading this might know where these came from and let me know. I even tried searching with the name I saw on the folder but I had no success. :-(

Every time I do this styling game, I seem to find something that was buried deep inside my ocean-deep inventory that I had somehow forgotten that I even had them. This time, it was these sandals and I feel as excited as if I won these on a lucky chair. Aah yes and nails. I mustn't wear coloured nail polish with this look. I have to try to make things look as "natural" as possible. So I decided to go with french nails, which is pink + white tips.

And to finish it off, I needed a skin with very little make up and some accessories that reminded me of nature. A flower choker, bracelet and earrings set I found in Chambre de Chocolat before Eshi Otawara renamed her store to bear her name, was something I could use.

I was finally able to make a "hippy look" by scrambling into my inventory and buying nothing but the loose top that initially made me go after this look.

Top: Apple May, Heart Breaker (purple)
Jeans: Jador Fashion, Heart Denim
Necklace, bracelet & earrings: Chambre de Chocolat*, Jewelry Set Sunflower (blue)
Sandals: !BF!, Urban Bohemian Ankle Wrap Flats (lilac)**
Nails: Celestial Studio, Lulu Fingernails (pink with white tips)
Hair: LeLutka, Tate (black)
Skin: Minnu, MMS Fair - Care

*Chambre de Chocolat has revised its name to Eshi Otawara.
**No LM is availalbe as explained, so no SURL link provided.

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Super Model, model for Boulevard Agency, Evan Model Agency, Ewing Fashion Agency, Beauty Avatar, Best of Italian and Second Look Studio.


Modern Gypsy - A Tiny Mini Dress

The other day, I blogged about a gorgeous white gown by Modern Gypsy in the Runway Magazine blogsite. I had obtained another outfit from the same store at the time I got the gown which was a totally different style. It is a tiny mini dress that is so fun to style and one I believe can be styled in so many ways. It comes with a wide black belt with a big silver buckle that adds a nice accent to this otherwise simple mini dress.

Today, I added a pair of black leggings from FTV. This leggings set comes with a long version that extends down to the ankle and also a short version that only comes down to below knee length. I used the short version because I wanted to style it with a pair of ankle boots. I love, love, love ankle boots more so than long boots as I think in many cases, it adds more fun to looks. I cannot deny that another reason I like ankle boots is because there are so many people wearing long boots and I always like to be a "bit different."

The main focus of styling today was the lovely vivid blue colour of this dress. In order to emphasize the blue, I decided to use only black and white for all other items. So I matched up one of my favorite jewelry set from Alienbear Designs. I have been using this quite often but it is a really nice "white" set for the winter season. I would most likely use less of this once spring is here so I might as well use it while I can.

To complete the look, I used this interesting hair from Discord. Again something to add more fun without going "too casual."

Modern Gypsy - Vintage Beauty (blue)

Outfit: Modern Gypsy, Vintage Beauty (blue)
Leggings: FTV, BLack Leggings (short)
Bangle: RYCA, Texture Change Bangle Silver (left only)
Ankle boots: Courtisane, Hors d'haleine Booties (silver)
Necklace & earrings: Alienbear Design, Silvester Set White
Hair: Discord, Prim Hair SHIIPU (black)
Nails: Flirt, Metal Girl Collection (blue chrome)
Skin: Minnu, MMS London Fair makeup 8b

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Super Model, model for Boulevard Agency, Evan Model Agency, Ewing Fashion Agency, Beauty Avatar, Best of Italian and Second Look Studio.


A Silver Mini Dress From WigWamBam

WigWamBam was a store I accidentally found last year when it was still just opened. It's not a big store, but full of fun outfits that I would enjoy styling. Yesterday, I visited the store again after some interval and found this silver mini dress that I simply loved. It came in two versions. One with short sleeves and the other with long sleeves. My choice was to go with the long one.

It is one of those simple mini dresses that you see quite often in SL but what sets it apart is the puffy shoulders at the top of the long sleeves that adds a classy image to the dress and the bold but interesting cut in the front. I can see why designer Joodle Fadoodle wanted a cut instead of an open collar. The high collar that is made possible by having a cut here matches so well with the puffy sleeves, giving the dress a different look as well as adding style. It looks very classy and elegant just by having these two details. This is what I love about designs. A small difference can make such a difference!

So instead of a simple silver or black & white look, I decided to add some red. I did that using jewelries from Chloe which, with its 150+ colour change feature, allowed me to choose the exact red I was looking for. Also I wore a fine mesh fishnet stockings in red. This pair of stockings was great as it gives you a choice of large, medium and fine mesh using different clothing layers. Then you can simply go into appearance and choose whatever colour you wish by editing colour. This practically means there is no limit to the colours you can make.

To complete the look, I wore dark red nail polish and makeup that gave me bright red lips from Pulse Skins.

For shoes, however, I decided to go with black & white, wearing a pair of ankle boots that was released from Courtisane, a new shoes brand launched by LeeZu Baxter. These boots come in so many different colours that it's worth checking them up if you are looking for any specific colour to add to your look. And for hair, I chose a relatively voluminous hair from Tsukinowaguma which comes with a rather elaborate colour changing hair ornament. I changed the colour of the ornament to "silver white" to match the mini dress. I could have used red shoes and red hair ornaments but it seemed a bit "too much." This way, I can bring the focus to my red lips and also the big red necklace I am wearing, from Chloe.

I am now ready to head off to a fun casino night in Las Vegas and maybe some dancing later.

WigWamBam - Sequin Minidress Long Sleeve

Outfit: WigWamBam, Sequin Minidress Long Sleeve
Fishnet stockings: Vassnia, Rainbow、Full Fishnets Set (fine mesh、red)
Jewelry: Chloe, A Pear of Diamonds Necklace, Earrings and Ring (dark red)
Ankle boots: Courtisane, Hors d'haleine Booties (casanova)
Nails: Celestial Studio, Lulu Finger nails (dark red)
Hair: Tsukinowaguma, Karen (ash)
Skin: Pulse Skins, Soft Ivory Fall 2008 Collection #4

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Super Model, model for Boulevard Agency, Evan Model Agency, Ewing Fashion Agency, Beauty Avatar, Best of Italian and Second Look Studio.


A Mediterranean Look With A La Folie

A La Folie just came out with these lovely new releases called "Bolero." It is a top that is short but puffy and a skirt that has a very pretty line falling down from the waist. The key is that these two are being sold separately and both come in so many different colours. You can either use the same colours like I did here with the white top and white skirt, or you can style it with different colours. In fact, I got a red skirt too so I can make a white and red look.

With the white top and skirt, I made a look with a Mediterranean image, matching it up with accessories from Chloe, a new store that was launched with the Nuit Blanche show and a set of bangles from Bax Coen accessories. The necklace and earrings you see here are Chloe's latest releases. These can be changed into more than 150 colours for both the primary gem and secondary gem which makes these pieces almost like custom made jewelry. The bangles can be changed into different shades of red too. I love it when I can do this. It makes styling so much easier. Of course, I had to change my skin too as my usual skin is too pale and I wanted a nice slightly tanned look, but not too dark.

The hair I have is also a new release. Angelina from R's Hair Style that came out only a few days ago. The creator, Rise Matova, said she envisioned Angelina Jolie when she created this hair, thus the name Angelina. It matched this Mediterranean look but could be used with formal gowns too.

The sandals I am wearing was released from A La Folie together with "Bolero." The brown sandals complete this Mediterranean look.

A La Folie - "Bolero" top and skirt

Top: A La Folie, "BOLERO" blanc pull
Skirt: A La Folie, "BOLERO" blanc jupe
Necklace and earrings: Chloe, 1879 Necklace and Earrings
Bracelets: Bax Boots, Bax Flower Bracelet Reds
Sandals: A La Folie, Sandales Brown
Nails: [AI]:Nails, One Color Glitter (dark red)
Hair: R's Hair Style, Angelina (black)
Skin: Minnu, MMS light - Gray (this skin is no longer on sale)

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Super Model, model for Boulevard Agency, Evan Model Agency, Ewing Fashion Agency, Beauty Avatar, Best of Italian and Second Look Studio.

Fashion Show!!

Come see your favorite brand! Come see your favorite model!!
Come see new poses from Zeb & Sly!!!

Febuary 7, 2009 2:30pm SLT

Presented by Evane Model Agency

Evane Model Agency Sky Theater


From The Blanc Nuit Show

On January 31 (Saturday), the Nuit Blanche Show presented by Boulevard Agency and Studio Red gathered more than 100 people at the Patch Thibaud Auditorium. This was a show featuring four designers, Ashoka Eales of "Phoenix Rising", Nardya Rousselot of "Nardcotix", Kieran Debevec of "Chloe (jewelry)" and Lion Jonesford of "Lion Skins."

It was a very exciting show and an awesome runway design with Boulevard models not only strutting the runway but also placed as props in the magnificent outfits, jewelry and skins from the featured designers. I was honoured that I had the opportunity to take part in this show although I must say that lag was really bad, making the walk and outfit change extremely challenging. The show ended in a great success and I wish to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in making this possible and my fellow models who all did a great job in that aweful lag.

So here are the outfits I wore in this show for those of you who couldn't come.

The first one is an outfit called "Nardya Noir No.1" by Nardcotix matched with the "Time Set Silver" set from Chloe and Turquoise Pinup shoes from Stiletto Moody. The shoes was styled by Stiletto Moody who took the turquoise blue of the brooch and came up with this lovely coloured shoes. So I decided to play on the blue too ending up with a slightly blue-ish black hair and blue eyes (which I usually never wear).

The skin used in this show were all from the "Noir" series from Lion Skins which were a special edition of the new "SU" line of skins that Lion developed specifically for this show. They are, however, all on sale in her store, so if you like them, it would be worth a visit. By the way, if you think you can't find them, try tp'ing up to the roof top.

All the photographs used here, with the exception of the last close up shots in each group were taken by Tillie Ariantho and Sharron Shumann during the show.

I will post some of the outfits from these brands on another opportunity as this post will become way too long. But I will just say that I loved them!

1. Nardcotix - Nardya Noir No.1

Lion Skins - Noir 20
Outfit: Nardcotix, Nardya Noir No.1
Jewelry: Chloe, Time Set Silver
Shoes: Stiletto Moody, Pinup (Turqoise Patent)
Hair: Tsukinowaguma, Karen (black)
Skin: Lion Skins, Noir 20

The next one was also from Nardcotix called "Nardya Noir No.13" and it was actually a gradated gray gown with extravagant fur used around the whole neck/chest area. It was a very elegant and yet sweet outfit. The jewelry used here are from Alienbear who also provided jewelry for the show.

2. Nardcotix - Nardya Noir No.13

Lion Skins - Noir 11
Outfit: Nardcotix, Nardya Noir No.13
Jewelry: Alienbear Design, Silverster Set White
Shoes: Stiletto Moody, Pinup (Grey Stripe Patent Python)
Hair: Tsukinowaguma, Talicam (black)
Skin: Lion Skins, Noir 11

The last outfit I wore was from Phoenix Rising called Inner Wrappings (Red). Here it is worn as a mini one piece dress but you are given a choice of wearing it as you see here in the pics or as a shirt + pants set. This was a most sweet mini dress with an interesting prim skirt shape.

3. Phoenix Rising - Inner Wrappings (Red)

Lion Skins - Noir 16
Outfit: Phoenix Rising, Inner Wrappings (Red)
Earrings: Chloe, Dimensions Earrings (Gold)
Shoes: Stiletto Moody, Pinup (Orange Peel Patent)
Hair: Tsukinowaguma, Candy (black)
Skin: Lion Skins, Noir 16

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Super Model, model for Boulevard Agency, Evan Model Agency, Ewing Fashion Agency, Beauty Avatar, Best of Italian and Second Look Studio.


Cute Japanese Fashion

Outfits made by Japanese designers tend to be very cute and sweet. This is one of those sweet dresses I found in "anuenue (pronounced anu-eh-nu-eh)." This dress from "anuenue" has sweet fluffy sleeves and the skirt is also a bit fluffy with gives it the sweet look it has. I was wondering if I should get the pink one or the green one but after I thought I can make a pink and green look with this, I decided to go with the green and add pink as my second colour using other items.

So instead of styling it up with green, I decided to add pink as the second colour and used a lovely hat from "A La Folie" with pink roses, a necklace with pink flowers from "Twinkleberry", also a Japanese store, pink tights from "Gbberish" which have designs printed on it and a flat pink shoes also from "Gbberish."

The tights came in a set of three different coloured tights all with this flower pattern and I was so excited when I found this as there are many lace stockings in SL, tights with a pattern are hard to find. It was the same with shoes. You can find a lot of high heeled shoes but very few flat ones especially if you want something that has a nice shape.

anuenue - Key Dress (Green)

Outfit: anuenue, Key Dress (green)
Hat: A La Folie, Chapeau Paille et Roses
Tights: Gbberish, Amelie Tights Set (Dandelion Blue)
Necklace: Twinkleberry, Fiore III
Shoes: Gbberish, Princess Pumps (Rose Garden)
Nails: Celestial Studio, Lulu Fingernails (Pink with white tips)
Hair: Cake, Bitten (Black)
Skin: Minnu, MMS、London、Fair makeup 8b

Written and modeled by Kay Fairey, Modavia Super Model, model for Boulevard Agency, Evan Model Agency, Ewing Fashion Agency, Beauty Avatar, Best of Italian and Second Look Studio.