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The Challenge pins

Original post @ Sium.

And the end of the month means also it´s time for The Challenge again guys sorry for today´s delay, i´m gonna make up for it tho pinning previews for upcoming events also, have fun and see you all again soon with more news and events.

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Stores in this Edition

22769 ~ [bauwerk]
KURO
[ht:home]
Sway’s
[off Melrose]
Naked Mesh
Chic buildings
BRENO

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Garden Party Chic Styling Challenge Highlights

Original post @ Model’s Workshop.

MW Styling Challenge - May14-14 Garden Party Chic Winner Lady Kitten Katze-Elmer (falinakatze)

What a fabulous time we had on Wednesday, May 14th, as Model’s Workshop celebrated spring with a Garden Party Chic Styling Challenge. The models looked AMAZING! The garden decor was truly spectacular, and it was a packed room with guests and supporters who also dressed in the Garden Party theme. Two main criteria for this theme was to wear a hat and flowers must be part of the outfit or the accessories.

Our WINNER was Lady Kitten Katze-Elmer (falinakatze), who captivated the audience and the judges in a super chic spring pantsuit in hues of peach, green and yellow by SLC. Perfect for an afternoon Garden Party, the suit was set off with a green and yellow stylish hat with feather and flowers by Boudoir, sexy heart-shaped gold, green and diamond jewelry by Chop Zuey, and simple daytime makeup that included rosy cheeks and lips…READ MORE


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1st COC 2014 Photo Style Challenge

Original post @ Colour of Couture.

COC 1st challenge 2014

FUN AND FUNKY COME TOGETHER THIS SPRING 2014!
Finalists were asked to Mix and Match an inspirational outfit using as reference the new spring collection from Maison Martin Margiela…

http://www.arcstreet.com/article-maison-martin-margiela-paris-haute-couture-spring-2014-collection-122187729.html

CLICK ON PICTURES TO GO TO SEE ORIGINAL SIZE

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Cymande Haalan “Cymande”

2014 COC - Cymande Haalan

INSPIRATION: The challenge was from the Martin Margiela Spring 2014 collection, and I loved the fun colors, brightness of the patterns and textures.. This styling reminded me of the funky clothes that were worn in the 70′s! I loved them and I put together what i felt represented that. It was a fun tme to wear whatever your spirit wanted, testing your fashion limits-just being free with a slight edge.

For something different: I had to put velvet in the mix, largely because the 70′s had so much of that texture for the pants and tube top, not to mention the belly chain. I loved the jacket, with the different patterns as Martin Margiela had funky colors that made everything come alive, along with different mixtures of lengths in his design elements, I felt like a walking piece of abstract art, ready to hit the discos.

STYLE CARD:
Skin: KYXE Papaver
Make-up KYXE Vixen Eyeshadow -Turquoise
KYXE Adriana Pink Berries Gloss lipstick
Eyes IKON Lucid Eyes-Moor
Lashes: Avoki Prim Eyelashes
Nails: AA Nails collection

Headpiece: Noir Couture
Long Jacket: AnaLee Balut
Tube top: Suzzie yellow velvet
Pants: Mimiriki Velvette Magenta
Boots: BAX Ankle Boots, Metallic Gold

Location: Serenity Soul Pointe

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ElaraGloriana Scrabblebat “ElaraGloriana”

Colour of Couture 2014 - 1st Photo Challenge

I am proud to be representing my Lumbee heritage as a 2014 Colour of Couture Top Model Competition finalist. For our first photo challenge the finalists asked to interpret a look based on Maison Martin Margiela’s 2014 Spring Collection. (If you are interested, you can see our inspiration images here: http://www.arcstreet.com/article-maison-martin-margiela-paris-ha… ). What struck me about the collection’s mixing and matching of textures and cuts was how easily it all blended with one another. What may have been very visually jarring to audiences in art and fashion more than a decade ago is now at the heart of our post modern aesthetic. Blending of cultural traditions is now commonplace in all realms of art and fashion is no exception to this. In my styling I tried to emulate some of the recurring motifs of the collection like the golden shoes and the variation of fabric draping, mixing loosely fitted pieces with very tailored cut ones. The lack of any identifying features of the models in our inspiration is something we were advised to ignore and were asked to show our faces. I decided to add more than hair on top of my head to add a little punk and panache to the outfit, highlighting an attitude that, to me, is at the core of this collection and that is fun and playfulness.

Style Card:

Original Shape by ElaraGloriana

Skin by .::Wow::. Skins

Eyes in Realistic Green/Lt Green by FAKE

Original brow shape by ElaraGloriana

Eyelashes by MiaMai

Nails in Metallic Bark Brown by PurpleMoon Designs

Hairbase in Gingerbread by Wasabi Pills

“Blade” Hair in Red I by .::MADesigns HAIR::.

Hair Accessory Horns from “Thorn Dress” ensemble by GizzA Creations

“Triangle” Earrings, Necklace & Bracelet in Gold by A&Ana’s Jewelery

Shoulder Accessories from Rich&Famous Dress in Gold by GizzA Creations

Top of “Thorn Dress” in Apocalyptic by GizzA Creations

Harem Pants in Papillon Grey by YoKana

Ankle Boots in Metallic Gold by BAX

Pose provided by Photographer

Photograph by Madrid Solo
(Enjoy her Flickr feed: http://www.flickr.com/photos/madridsolo )

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Eleseren Brianna “Eles”

COC  1st  Challenge - Maison Martin Inspiration - Eleseren Brianna

I loved the crazy but oh so clever mix of patterns and colours in this collection, and the adventurous mixing of boho with avante garde. The shapes are strong and deconstructed, and the use of colours in the fabric mixes and tattoos, together with the gold and metallic foils, the fringing and the beading make for a very rich effect.

I decided to focus mainly on the boho feel and pattern interplay in this styling, together with the deconstructed feel of this Maison Martin collection designs. For me it was important to find a harmonising and rich interplay of patterns in the pieces I used. My finished styling harmonised colours within an earth/gold/olive range with brighter and more vivid highlights of peacock blue. I suggested the fringing around the face by using Indian and gypsy styled jewellery pieces, which also worked with the boho feeling running through the Maison Martin collection. Separated sleeves and an asymmetric/tied styling to the pieces was inspired by the avante/deconsructed feel which is also in the collection. Finally I brought hints of gold into my makeup, to work with the gold tones and metallic gold ankle boots in the overall styling

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2 Svara dress – forest – Zaara

[femme] Asmita Sari – Brown/Teal – 22769

React – Lyrical B!zarre (sleeves, re-textured)

Mesh Beanie Hat – Audrey multicoloured – Immerschoen-BodyCult

Aradhana Jewels – gold Maangtikka – Mashooka

Gypsy Earrings – Multi/Gold – Earthstones

Giordana Ankle Boots – gold – INDI Designs

Makeup – Mock, Soiree, Beautiful Deluxe

Hands – Slink

Photograph by Eleseren Brianna

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Flidais Etchegaray “Fly”

Colour of Couture Photo Challenge #1

Inspired by the Maison Martin Margiela – Haute Couture spring 2014 “Artisanal” collection. This inventive collection literally looked like a “collection” of scraps of different luxurious textiles, jewels, and tapestries all pieced together in Margiela’s unique creations. I was inspired by a particular jacket in the collection which appeared to be made out of none other than foil. This top from .Shi, with it’s asymmetric cut and belted waist, was just the design I was looking for. The pants from Solidea Folies, came close to a pair worn with a particular Margiela design which exuded an almost gypsy/ circus like flair. I wanted to give my styling an almost industrial edge, so kept the colors metallic down to the chunky jewelery by Amorous. To add a splash of color, and as a nod to the full masks worn by the models in Margiela’s runway show, I accented my styling with Solidea Folies “Conceptual” half mask in red. Style inspiration can be found here:
http://www.arcstreet.com/article-maison-martin-margiela-paris-ha…
Style Card:
Top: .Shi “Ti-Top Cropped Top” in Foil
Pants: Solidea Folies “Giovanna Pants”
Jewelery: Amorous “Suki” earrings and bracelet
Face Tattoo: Le Petit Details “Conceptual Makeup” in Face 2
Hair: LeLutka shaved hairbase in IrishRed
Skin: Deesses “Amanda” in Cappucino
Pose: Posies “Raina” (Vintage)

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floraniana “Flora Raven”

COC 2014-FIRST PHOTO CHALLENGE(Flora Raven)

Top tattoo- Gizza and Chaospire
Jacket-SAS
Pants- Bootlegs Vintage
Hair-Truth (Edited By me)
Shoes-Fierce Sexy Boots in Gold
Jewelery-p.c. pearl drop earrings & Black Pearl necklace
Eyelashes-Crissy Designs
Hands-Slink
Nails-Alyce
Lipstick&Eye Shadow- Beauty
Eyeliner-MUA

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Frayar “Bell”

COC1stChal

Style Card:

Head Wrap, designer : L&H
Stripped Corset designer: Vixtris
Silver trench jacket designer: Cecilia Blachere
Vintage print horror pants designer: Eowyn Swords
Gold Boots designer: Alexxis DeCuir

Makeup:
Mask: BSD Design Studio
Lip stick: HT Glitter Lipgloss Clear silver, designer Leah Portland
Hairbase, Grey: Amacci

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Kestrel Sorrowsong “Kes”

Inspiration – Maison Martin Margiela’s Artisanal Haute Couture, Spring-Summer 2014

Deconstruction is a term that is broadly used to describe a rebellion against traditional art forms. In fashion, the use of stylistic elements such as vintage and found materials, raw edges, revealed linings, and exposed seams on works that seem to be unfinished, recycled, or coming apart are signifiers of the deconstructed look. Deconstruction is a key element in Martin Margiela’s work. Margiela uses this technique to focus attention away from the designer as fashion icon and back onto the construction techniques and designs of the fashions themselves. I based my styling for this challenge on elements from three designs from Margiela’s Spring-Summer 2014 Artisanal Collection.

I chose Vero Modero’s Roman Top to bring an element of Passage #3: Robe Bustier into my look. Vero’s Roman Skirt in Glitter Beads reminds me of the materials Margiela used for the silvery jacket seen in Passage # 13: Ensemble. It also maintains the pencil skirt lines of the skirt in Passage #3. I added LaGyo’s Leather Shoulder Wrap because it reminded me of the vintage lap blanket used as a drape or scarf in Passage #18: Robe Du Soir. To finish the look, I added ASS’s Drama Shadow, BSD’s Surreal shoes, and constructed a tie belt from pieces of LD Major’s and League’s outfits. The eye shadow acknowledges Margiela’s use of masks on his models. The shoes acknowledge both the gold footwear he used in this body of work and Margiela’s use of scavenged and found materials. The tie belt reflects his use of string/ribbon belts, a subtle element in this collection that gives the garments the appearance of having been made from repurposed materials whose construction is fragile and that they might easily come apart.

Here are my reference sites:
maisonmartinmargiela.tumblr.com/collections
http://www.thefashionspot.com/style-trends/170117-destroying-fas…
http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/S2014CTR-MMARGIEL/
fashionandpower.blogspot.com/2010/02/deconstruction-fashi…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uAleQX4apo
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/features/out-of-…

Style Card
Hair – Vanity Hair Jioni , Black
Make-up: ASS Drama Shadow, Camo; Glance Skins Anais Lipstick, Matte 2; Glance Skins Anais Eye Shadow 10
Nails – Izzie’s Fall/Winter 2012 Nails
Corset – Vero Modero Roman Top , Army Green
Skirt – Vero Modero Roman Skirt, Glitter Beads
Drape – LaGyo Leather Shoulder Wrap Beige (recolored)
Jewelry – LaGyo Maya Earrings, Gold
Shoes – BSD Shoetopia Surreal, Gold
Belt – LD Major Night Terror Dress – Belt only, and League Full Lace Skirt- Front Ribbon only

Photo Credit: Nariko Okawa

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sarahelisebeth Brenham “Sarah”

Picture for the photo challenge for the Colour of Couture competition-sarahelisebeth Brenham. Picture done by CKDexteter Howley

The theme of this challenge was to create a look that was funky and inspirational.

The main element that i choose to center this outfit around butterflies. These insects are one of the symbols of love and joy. Butterflies also bring a message, but just for me. It’s my belief that my maternal grandmother sends a butterfly to remind me that she’s always with me, even-though she’s in another realm.

The baggy pants and bright bright colors of the blazer, headpiece and shoes, gives this look an edgy feel.

Here is a list of everything that was used to create this outfit:

Skin: LAQ: Elena in Nougat

Eyes: Amacci: Emerald Eyes – 9

Eyelashes: Lelutka: MM-Catwalk Eyelashes

Nails: Pixel Mode: *[PM] Sculpted Nail V2 – Platinum Edition V2 : Gloss

Jacket: TOPAZIA: Strong blazer in butterfly

Pants: .::[NerdMonkey*Clothes]: [Horse pants 10]::

Headpiece: TOPAZIA: the butterflies anderian in pink

Lipstick: Madrid Solo: Soft Kisses 04

Eyeshadow: *Shack*: Eye Shadow in pink

Shoes: Angel Alphaville 72.7.2: Pink

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Shinobu Istmal “Shinobu”

inspirational outfit using Maison Martin

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Silly Avro “Prisilla”

Colour of Couture ~ 1st Photo Challenge ~ Prisilla S. Avro (far)

Inspired by the “inventive, creative and quirky” Maison Martin Margiela Paris Haute Couture Spring Collection 2014. Margiela’s collection was quite a treat for the eye in all of its contradictions. I spent quite a while looking at the photographs of this collection, as well as the live runway video of it, and did my best to absorb the bold quirkiness of it all. I was immediately attracted by the tattoo top and knew it had to be in my recreation. The over sized jacket was quite the curiosity as well so a quirky coat by .SHI appeared in my rendition. The masks on the models were intriguing, and while we were not to obscure our faces, I had to bring in a bit of the mask effect with the piece from LaGyo. On the whole I found the collection daring and I attempted to bring that factor into my look with wearing the tattoos from Identity. There were also several short dresses in the collection, and I chose to represent that with these sexy lil tweed shorts from Marshmallows. On the whole I enjoyed the challenge and the creative license it allowed me.

| STYLE CARD |

mask > LaGyo_Mirte mask Black
eyes > IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Celtic Green
make-up > Madrid Solo- Eyes & Lips- Shena- Full Set-Dark Night
earrings > LaGyo_Mirte earrings Black
hair > booN IIK551 hair black
tattoo top > .Identity. – Courage To Change [Fresh] Undershirt
bangles > LaGyo_Mirte bangles Black
coat > .Shi : Confi – Long Coat
shorts > ::Marshmallows:: Miss.Sweet Shorts-Twead
tattoo bottom > .Identity. Your Venom [Fresh] Underpants / Left & Right
shoes > erratic / selene – ankle boots
skin > Deesses Skins: Alicia – black eyebrows – ice frappe
pose > Slouch
location > R3volt Main Sim

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Solde Rothmanay “Solde”

INSPIRATION:
When I first looked at the provided link, I thought of Carnivale, or something along the line of Mardi Gras. On a deeper level I broke it down further to the use of geometric designs, popping colors and combining different artistic elements.

I decided to use the corset all because of the fabric texture. The face on the front is what I wanted to focus on because it reminded me of the Queen of Hearts from a story that I read. From that texture, I included the popping red and blues, adding the geometric element with the striped pants. The skirt was my own addition just to give it a touch of femininity.

STYLE CARD:
MAKEUP
Blacklace Beauty Kismet Gloss
.:: BEAUTIFUL DELUXE ::. AMANTE SMUDGE EYELINER
Blacklace Beauty Spectrum Shadow

OUTFIT
(Dumbo) Chapiteau scrap of a skirt ~silentsparrow~
(r)M~(ePunk) Boots~No.07
**RE** Spectrum Heart Bracelet & Necklace
B&C by Legal Insanity – loulou corset roses

HAIR
.ploom. Hanna – Dipped 2

EYES
IKON Spectral Eyes – Dew

LOCATION
Lost Dawn

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Tiviyah “Tivi”

Colour of Coutre Style Challenge #1 - Tiviyah

Style Challenge #1: Designer Inspiration (Maison Martin Margiela)
http://www.arcstreet.com/article-maison-martin-margiela-paris-ha…

I definitely got a Boho feel out of a lot of the patterns that were used and some of the silhouettes… but one of the things the website said that really stuck out to me as unique about this collection was that it was meant to explore the mind of a ‘collector’… so I focused on things that individuals might collect. Some collect flowers and press them in books, others collect coins (my bracelets are made of coins), and others collect clocks/watches/pocket watches. So, draped from the gown are small pocketwatches meant to look like they are hung from the ruffles.

I have to thank the amazing Ashia Denimore for this photo!

..:: Style Card ::..

Shape: Mine
Skin: Kaelyn 09 (India) – Glam Affair
Eyes: Spectral Eyes (Field) – IKON
Hair: Serena (Jessica) – Lelutka (base only)
Hands: AvEnhancement Hands (Gesture) – Slink
Nail Color Applier: Diamond Set (Silver) – Nailed It
Gown: Vivienne (Champagne) – Zanze
Watches Added to Gown: Created & added by me from a full-perm kit made by FLECHA
Headpiece: Bohemian Romance (Powder) – Glam Affair
Necklace & Pearls & Earrings: Vintage Jewelry Set – League
Hand Bracelets: Mecca Hand Coins – On A Lark
** Makeup is default to the skin **

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Vera Fenutzini “Vera”

COC Challenge 1 Vera Fenutzini1024

FIRST PHOTO CHALLENGE

FUN AND FUNKY COME TOGETHER IN THIS SPRING 2014. Mix and Match an inspirational outfit using Maison Martin. URL attached is just to be used as a reference. Please make sure that we can see your face..

http://www.arcstreet.com/article-maison-martin-margiela-paris-ha… When make style of clothe I look at all styles on link of webpage and notice many thing. One he like use many colors that blend. He also like big item and stripes. So when I make style that is what I use for base idea. It give me for add Warhol ‘color’ look all so to photo style, to blend in beauty of Maison Martins design. I hope you like what I put together.

Style card include this:

PANTS — ATHOR’S Stripes Pants
TOP— (include all this)
+Nuuna+ Meta Yellow
UNDERSHIRT/TATTOO- Beautiful Love by Vera Fenutzini Designs
COAT— D I R A M Patchwork Coat
MAKEUP—.:Glamorize:. Rival Black Combo
GlamAffair Cleo lipstick
Madrid Solo Vendetta Lips
HAIR—LeLuka Salome Hair
Slink Elegant Hands
BOOT- MoiMoi Boutique Mesh Gold& Silver Basic Spike boots

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Zionp “Zion”

Color of Couture 1st style Challenge

Inspired by the Maison Martin Margiela Paris Haute Couture Spring Collection 2014.
The styling is inspired from my favourite look which consisted of a top that looked like a body tattoo, but it is also based on the overall feel of the collection. The collection was so creative, I loved the the emphasis on fabric and the way the fabric was draped and I particularly loved the prints and mixture of different prints together .

Stylecard :
Hair : Tuty’s Adorable in black
Top 1 : Rebel Gal Mugler body
Top 2: .shi Chinoi Wrap Top
Bottom : Fanatik Printed Leggings in Hena
Lipstick : ZIbska Lurine Lips 4 , EyeLiner : Flirt -Rawr
Shoes : JD Cult Suede Blue

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Zoomy Bluebird “Zoomy”

COC Photo Challenge #1

Stripes with flowers. Gold metal twill alongside jewels and trinkets. Silk satin, mirrors, stones, ceramic, glass tube beads….all of this and more makes up Maison Martin Mariela’s latest called, “Artisanal.”

In this Haute Couture Spring 2014 Collection, Maison is a natural at combining different patterned fabrics giving them complete symmetry. It is not an easy task and for that he has my true admiration.

Inspired, I gave it a go by pairing a bold printed overcoat with glitter striped pants and a flowered bodysuit. I loved the look of his Embroidered “Clin d’oeil” Evening Gloves (which took 18 hours to make, by the way), but wasn’t satisfied with how anything with similar style transferred over inworld. So, I simulated the look with my own hair — Bushy and stringy without all the fuss. Lastly, I adorned my feet with gold ankle boots and with a touch of “Zoom Zoom” I wrapped a bold orange scarf around my neck bringing out that same color in the coat.

Maison Martin is a great way to begin Colour of Couture and I, for one, cannot wait until the next challenge!

Style Card:

* Antje Coat Patch (HUD) – ALB Dream Fashion
* Glitter Stripped Pants (Gold) – [Stellar]
* Colorful Bodysuit (Olive) – Peqe
* Afya Hair (Black) – Baiastice
* Oriantal Series [Female] Scarf – Gizza
* Lyra Earrings – Maxi Gossamer
* Beaded Top Boots (Gold) – Unique Clothing

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COC 2014 1st Runway Challenge

Original post @ Colour of Couture.

COC 1st Runway Challenge 2014

EARTH HOUR/COSMO COUTURE CHALLENGE
Finalists were asked to Mix and Match and create a unique COSMO COUTURE inspired outfit. Cosmo Couture fosters a direct collaboration between Architecture,Interior and Fashion Design to create garments reflecting a given theme and today our candidates have been asked to incorporate the elements of EARTH HOUR

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ABOUT THE EARTH HOUR
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Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour.

More than 7,000 cities and towns in 152 countries and territories switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2012, sending a powerful message for action to save the planet. This year, more than 200,000 individuals accepting I Will If You Will challenges on YouTube to turn their symbolic action for the planet into an ongoing commitment to a sustainable future.

Earth Hour is organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). With almost 5 million supporters and a global network in over 100 countries/territories, it’s one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth’s natural environment and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.

The models were given this link to offer insight into the COSMO COUTURE styling www.corcoran.org/announcements/cosmo-couture-2012

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Cymande Haalan “Cymande”

Cymande2

INSPIRATION:
The challenge for the Earth Hour/Cosmos Couture was enlightening, interesting and fun, and for this challenge, I used nature and textures. My inspiration for this challenge consisted of the rare if hardly seen blue leaves of the hosta plant, the blue gum trees, blue ash and Colorado blue spruce trees. In western N. Carolina, there are blue ghost fireflies to add to the mix, not to mention the iridescent blue ground beetle for the added flair on the peplum. The skirt is a beautiful rain forest waterfall texture borrowed from wallpaper, the blue & green colors represent the earth and my inspiration was the rain forest, which represents the lungs of the earth-one of mother natures greatest gifts to mankind. The earrings represent the coral of the sea, which provide home for 25% of all marine species.
These rare things represent the damage that we have done to our planet, because in the rain forest and other beautiful parts of the world, there is a devastating impact of climate change, and other environments worldwide that only we can fix if we all want to take the time to do so, which part of this is what the Earth Hour means.
The Cosmos Couture challenge consists of design elements such as forms, color, textures, scales that come into play when one designs a wearable item. Its a great opportunity to explore these new resources and materials used in the natural environment and to find ways to apply them to Haute Couture fashion and creating a bridge between fashion, nature and architecture‎.
Earth Hour is an annual event meant to raise awareness about climate change and the environment. This encourages individuals and organizations around the world to turn off all of their non essential lights for one hour.
It was my personal pleasure to add all these elements together in order to create this outfit, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Thank you!
Cymande Haalan

STYLE CARD:
Hair: Vanity-Cantaloupe
Dress: Top Syss Ypomee
Skirt: Sonia’s Secret Rainforest gown
Earrings: Lazuri Saffi
Shoes: Baby Monkey Ultimate Vegas Blue

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ElaraGloriana Scrabblebat “ElaraGloriana”

Colour of Couture - Earth Hour / Cosmo Couture Runway Challenge

INSPIRATION: ElaraGloriana’s Fusion of Earth Hour and Cosmo Couture gives a nod to indigenous people and their natural building materials. The Cosmo Couture look here is achieved with a variety of textures and bold use of unconventional design elements. In blues and greens this look salutes Earth Hour, blending sharp cut manufactured lines of modern fabricated natural goods with the frenetic asymmetry of plant life found in nature

Original Shape by ElaraGloriana

Skin by .::WoW Skins::.

Hair “Stella” by Wasabi Pills

Eyes by Insufferable Dastard

Eyelashes by MIAMAI

Fingernails by Finesmith

Origami Dress by Vita’s Boudoir

Fern Skirt from “Tree Guardian” by Etoile

Shoulder Accents, Skirt & Train from “Pine Dress” by Vita’s Boudoir.

Shoes “NUIT Green” by N-Core

Inspiration: Our Inspiration for this Runway Challenge was twofold. We were to use Cosmo Couture as our inspiration. If you are unfamiliar with Cosmo Couture you can see our inspiration link here: http://www.corcoran.org/announcements/cosmo-couture-2012 . This wild and fun style was to be incorporated into our events Earth Hour theme, so we were instructed to style using primarily blues and greens as the dominant colors in our palette. You can find out more about the incredible Earth Hour event here: http://www.earthhour.org/ Find out how YOU can make a difference! :D Find out more about the Colour of Couture Top Model Competition on the official Blog: colourofcouture.wordpress.com/

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Eleseren Brianna “Eles”

Colour of Couture Cosmo Couture Challenge - Eleseren Brianna

If we each make small changes we give a chance for Nature to breathe and begin to recover. I wanted to show Nature and the Earth symbolised in the butterflies, flying free and multiplying, beginning to cover the black ironwork. For me they are a symbol of delicate hope, fighting back against the impact of man’s industy, given the chance because of all our efforts to make changes in our impact on our Planet.

Gynoid Catsuit – Latex Black – Neurolab

Silver Caged Skirt and Neckpiece (edited) – Tea Lane

Maelle Attire (shoulder and chest piece) – Diram

Couture Corset – Black (lower piece) – Chrysalis

Kazakh Boots – Plastic Black – [sYs]

Scaffolding Sculpted Full perm (used to make headpiece, bracelets, ear pieces and half collar) – FD Bajery

Full perm Butterflies (3 kinds) – FLOOD

Crystal Brows – Onyx – LaGyo

Butterfly rings, Blue/Green / Blue – *ICED*

Makeup – Madrid Solo, +Nuuna+, League

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Flidais Etchegaray “Fly”

CoC Cosmo Couture Challenge (Full)

With this styling I tried to blend organic elements of the Earth with both cosmic and spiritual elements. I wanted my outfit to reflect the fantastic mysteries of the Universe and where we Earthlings fit into the grand scheme of things. I styled myself as a mystical goddess, balancing the Earth effortlessly on my crown as I dance through the galaxy. We see this dance of the Goddess in all things, cycles, and seasons, and the more in tune we are to these cosmic patterns, the better off our planet and all of its inhabitants will be.

Dress by Eshi Otawara “Deadly Kitten” in Blue
Jewelery Set by Yula Finesmith “Walk Like an Egyptian”
Face Jewelery by Eshi Otawara “Shakti Face Jewelery”
Hair by Discord Designs “Bobbi” in Intense Unnaturals (Marine)
Earth Globe by Dexx Magic
Shoes by Azoury “Chromatics Ballet Heels Shoe” in Dark Forest
Skin by Deesses Skins “Amanda” in Cappucino
Lipstick by MUA “Bicolor” Gift in Silver/ Blue
Blush by Dead Apples “Contour Blush” in Peach Dark
Eyes by IKON “Eternal Eyes” in Mahogany

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floraniana “Flora Raven”

Flora Raven- CoC 1st Runway Challenge-Cosmo Couture

My inspiration for this outfit different patterns and shapes.Using some basic high tech lights and glow i was able to create this outfit.Kept it subtle elegant but also cyber and cosmo style.As it is Earth Day so the color green and blue is all over my outfit.

Top Blouse -Who’s that chick Green
Top Bra- Sequin Lingerie
Corset- Castiel Lilith
Skirt-Pure Poison Beatrice- Blue
Pants-Alyce Zia Pants
Shoes-Redgrave Cathy
Hair-O-Zone-Cybergoth hair
Earths in my hair-Mesh Mafia
Makeup- Eyes- TECHNOTIS Cyber ,Lips-BF Heavy Metal Lipstick
Eyelashes-Star
Earrings-[CMnT] B5
Choker-{EDGE Technologies} Metal Collar
Slink Left hand-Bracelets- Body Cult Cube
Slink Right Hand- Inverted Moon Cyber Warmers

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Frayar “Bell”

COC-Earthhour

COC-Earthhour

Hello ladies and gentlemen my name is Frayar Resident and I hail from the good ole USA. The land where diversity thrives in it’s different people, music and styles.

My Earth Hour Style was inspired by the ethereal look of the earth from the stars. My gown represents the various shades of blues, whites and browns carved through the earth bringing with it life. The green leafs are the green you see and represents the trees. My hair is the yellow of the sun, the warming balanced needed to sustain all life. It hangs between the moon and the stars as shown with my earrings.
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I believe the most important part of the earth’s care is us, with the intelligence to understand it’s flow and the ability to harness it naturally for all life. I hope you enjoyed my styling, but hope most of all you love this earth to life.

My Style Card:

My gown is ChicZafari’s Allen Gown Couture in Blue
The swinging leaves, designer Soraya Vaher
Hair and base: Electra- Disco Yellow from KMADD Hair
Glitter on my chest and arms- designer Marisa Yip

Jewelry:
Earring: Moon and stars: designer Blush Bravin
brown leaves bracelets , designer Designer Enchanted

Makeup:
BSD Design Studio
BlackLiquid sun matte 1
Highlife eyeliner yellow
Nails: Sexy Mamas Brown for the soil designer Tigerlily hy

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Kestrel Sorrowsong “Kes”

COC-Earthhour

The challenge is to represent the relationship between the built environment and the Earth through second life fashion. To do so I have chosen to represent Kestrel as Yemaja, the Yoruba spirit guardian of the oceans and protector of the Earth’s children. Kestrel, wearing Finesmith’s Diali dress in Circulate, is draped in the colors if the earth and sea. She wears Finesmith’s Dola tiara in silver and blue gemstone the colors of Yemaja. These colors are also seen in her makeup: Madrid Solo’s Melancholy lipstick and eye shadow.
I chose Finesmith’s Shape of My Heart wings for this styling to represent modern steel structures, technological masterpieces of the built environment. Some might consider the Earth and the built environment to be antithetical, but in my styling, Yemaja is not burdened by the weight of the steel. They wings lift her and give her strength from the good technology has to offer to heal the Earth and make it a better place for all.

Style Notes:
Lelutka – Athena Hair – Almost Goth
FInesmith – Dola Tiara – Silver
Madrid Solo – Mix & Match – Melancholy Lip – Silver
Madrid Solo – Mix & Match – Melancholy Eye Shadow – Aura
Finesmith – Diali Dress – Circulate
Finesmith – Shape of My Heart Wings
Izzie’s – Metallic Nails
MG – Bangles – Damasc – Combo 3
Glam Affair – Vanity Feet – Ballerina – Fabric Black

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sarahelisebeth Brenham “Sarah”

Picture for the EARTH HOUR challenge for COLOUR OF COUTURE (03_

So many people abuse Earth. Wanting a way to inspire individuals to preserve our planet, Sarah decided that the best way to do this was to go back to a basic rule that is used when trying to change peoples mindsets: Become a role model. When Sarah is passionate about something, she comes up with the idea that can’t be ignored. So for this endeavor, she choose to make a outfit that looks like a budding flower. But the best part of this outfit, is this it’s made with recyclable fabric and bamboo for the 3d flowers on it. Of course her makeup and accessories are all eco friendly.

Dress with hair decoration: PurpleMoon Creations: Edelweiss in green

Skin: LAQ: Elena in Nougat

Hair: Amacci: Melody in dark brown

Eyes: Amacci: Emerald Eyes – 9

Eyelashes: :: DUTCH TOUCH ::

Lipstick: Madrid Solo: Soft Kisses 7

Eyeshadow:*Shack*: Eye Shadow in oranges

Jewelry: RH Engel: Jade-Pearl Necklace Set Gold

Nails: Pixel Mode: *[PM] Sculpted Nail V2 – Platinum Edition V2 : Gloss

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Shinobu Istmal “Shinobu”

Colour of Couture - Earth Hour / Cosmo Couture Runway Challenge

I thought the symbol of the earth where we live is “water”.
So I tried to express water that circulates the earth.
No creature with life can survive without water.
A drop of water that falls from the petal of an orchid flower gathers to form a small stream,
and it will eventually merge with a bigger stream and will then vaporize only to return to another petal.
I appreciate that we are given lives in this cycle of water, irrespective of whether we are organic or inorganic.

outfit—–[sYs] / NOVA – bustier (Orion black)
.S h i : / Paper Neckpiece (mod)
.Shi : Fingerless Glove
Miamai / BL_Serenata
Miamai_/ Vali Pants
HysUriza / Gem_Pearl(mod)
Shoes—-Yasum / Geisha Geta Punk
Hair——-CHANTKARE / PONYTAIL
Makeup–Nuuna

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Silly Avro “Prisilla”

Colour of Couture ~ 1st Runway Challenge ~ Prisilla S. Avro

Colour of Couture ~ 1st Runway Challenge ~ Prisilla S. Avro

My styling was inspired by the industrial/interior design component that is the hallmark of cosmo couture. I employed the Earth Hour colors of green and blue as often as possible, but I included some other colors as well to serve as representations of the variety of colors present in our world. My accent pieces are bits of a crashed satellite, which I found fitting in that satellites orbit Earth to monitor it and study it in a variety of ways.

hair > .ploom. Lislie (small) – Candy
make up > {MUA} – MakeUp Set – Oceane – Full Set
make up > +Nuuna+ Meta Green 90% (F)
necklace > (Yummy) Metal and Diamonds – Night
armlets > *On A Lark* Helena Bangle
bracelets > erratic / triangle stacked bangles
catsuit > Chrysalis – Catsuit Mesh
accent pieces > satellite crash by Grim Bros
fishnet > erratic / fishnet thin – full / lime 1
boots > Claw Boots Leather Couturier Docks Exclusive by Wicca Merlin

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Tiviyah “Tivi”

CoC Earth Hour Challenge - Tiviyah Resident

When Tivi thinks about the Earth, she tries to think positive. There are so many negative things on the planet right now, and many negative things happening to it… but instead, she tries to focus on the positive… the life that is still thriving within our still-beautiful planet.

It was then that she set out to try and create a ‘living garden/rainforest’ idea in a dress. With her unashamed obsession with shows like Project Runway, she considered the ‘cosmo couture’ element of this challenge to be a bit like an “unconventional materials challenge’ and so the base mesh dress and gloves she chose were perfect, looking almost like re-purposed, re-structured plastic, and just enough of an oddity to make you tip your head and look twice.

The birds and butterflies flying free on the tails of the skirt train, as well as the flowers resting on the gown were meant to symbolize a bit of ‘home’, the Hawaiian Islands, where her father’s side of the family grew up. Hawaii, and its other islands, are a constant reminder to Tivi that no matter how ugly the world can seem in the metropolitan city-scapes wracked with pollution, there is still beauty somewhere, in the quiet serenity of a peaceful island.

Skin: Kaelyn 09 (09, Clean Version) – Glam Affair
Eyes: Spectral Eyes (Azure) – IKON
Hair: Gretchen (Reds) – Truth Hair
Mesh Gown (blue dress): Vortex Outfit (Blue) – sYs
Gloves: Vortex Outfit (Blue) – sYs
Skirt Train & Flower Pieces: Copacabana Dress – Desir
Eyeshadow: Daydream Eyeshadows – Blacklace Beauty
Eyeliner: Amante Smudge Eyeliner (Deep Sea) – Beautiful Deluxe
Lipstick: Fetish Fever (Lips Only) – Madrid Solo
Blush/Freckles/Moles: Dot B Freckle/Mole – Madrid Solo
Tattoo: SyKaDeliK Color Tattoo (Light) – Para Designs
Walk & Default Pose: IsoMotion
Poses: PosESioN

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Vera Fenutzini “Vera”

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Vera based her styling on the beauty that encompasses the basic home interior items, and decorations. Her head and neck-piece are designed using different cuts of mirror that once dawned the walls of a luxurious home. Her gown is compiled of a colorful variety of window coverings, draping her lightly colored legs. She has fashioned a beautiful flowing skirt out of leaves from a plant that was meant for an interior walkway. The soft blossoms add color to her her mirrored crown. She has decided to allow the butterflies to inspect this fabulous faux flower creation, delicately accented with a touch of color from her favorite make up artists in Second Life. Her amazing design was created using the designs from Alyce, Damned, Desir, Finesmith, Loovus Dzevavor, Madrid Solo, Mea Culpa, Mes Petites Coutures, Moondance, Nuuna, Gizza, and Vita’s Boudoir.

Alyce – Jewel Heels
Damned Green Spray
Desir- Sera Guam Gown
Desir Copacabana Gown
Finesmith Laetitia MVW Jewelry
Loovus Dzevavor Flutter Gown
Madrid Solo Vendetta Lips
Mea Culpa Broken Mirrors Gown
Mes Petites Coutures Rawr Tights Zebra
Moondance Papillion Rose
Nuuna Meta Makeup
Gizza Papillon Jewelry
Vita’s Boudoir Serious Eyeliner

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Zionp “Zion”

COC Earth Hour Challenge

Earth Hour inspired my Cosmo Couture so I wanted my colors to be representative of the earth’s yellow sun, green grass and blue oceans , skirt made out of painted wood paneling and old newspapers my dress bodice made from Styrofoam packing my collar made from metal screws.

Hair : Loovus Dzevavor Chombo in Rouge 4
Outfit :
Top : Bodice from Zibska Amona Outfit (re-textured)
Skirt 1: Ricielli Kalli minidress in Newspaper
Skirt 2 : Skirt from Zibska Scappa! (re- textured )
Shoes : Maitreya Gold Salience in Midnight
Collar : Zibska Varushka Collar
Makeup :
Eyeliner Eastern Star Monstrous eyeliner in Black
Eyeshadow Violator A night of Mystery in Gold Black
Lipstick NO 7 Sporty Lipstick in Navy – Lime

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Zoomy Bluebird “Zoomy”

COC Earth Hour Challenge

My lives, First and Second, has been quite an adventure so far, to say the least. They both bring the unexpected and are constant reminders that I, even at my age, don’t know everything. Earth Hour, is one. Until Colour of Couture presented this challenge to us, I had never heard of this worldwide event where millions switch off unessential lights for one hour raising awareness for the planet.

Merging both my lives, I’m styled with the things I will surround myself with during my first Earth Hour with me being the centerpiece — the one who brings and *keeps* everything together.

For 60 minutes or 3, 600 seconds, I, along with my family, will dim our lights in observance. In the timespan it takes for a heart to beat 4, 320 times and 15, 060 babies to be born, I will sit at my table by candlelight, sip my favorite wine, read my favorite magazines and play cards reminding my family exactly why it is they have dubbed me the “Empress of Gin Rummy.”

Thank you once again, Colour of Couture, for bringing something new to my lives.

* Gravois Gown (Marine) – Bliss Couture
* Meda Hair Attachments (3 tinted to match hairbase) Turquoise – Baiastice
* Carter 2 Teal Hairbase (Exclusive) – Unorthodox
* Hevea Headset (Summer Bright) – AnGGun
* Vlora Headwear (Green) – LODE
* Bugambilia Headwear (Red) – LODE
* Lovis Silver & Blue Opal Necklace/Ring – Vintage Jewels
* Miladys Slippers (Emerald – Slink addon) – Deviance
* Classical Round Table – Zoomy Bluebird
* COC Table Runner – Zoomy Bluebird
* Candle Stand 1 – On A Lark
* Wine & Glasses – Yoshimi Muromachi
* COC Magazine & Ebony Magazine (Full-Perm Mesh)- pIRA
* Playing Cards – Jumbo Core

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COC 2014 2nd Runway Challenge

Original post @ Colour of Couture.

COC THOM BROWNE Invitation

THOM BROWNE STYLE CHALLENGE

This the second in a series of runway challenges which test the mix and match styling capabilities of our contestants to bring their unique skills to be measured based upon a theme from the fashion world outside of Second Life.

For this challenge the finalists showcased “THOM BROWNE, Elizabethan era in a mixture of insanity and baroque, meticulously staged in a theatrical manner.”

A little background about Thom Browne;

When Thom Browne came up with this Elizabethan Theme “Clown” he proclaimed to have never seen a clown, he imagined what one would actually looked like on the runway and used his insane way of thinking to bring the clowns to life.

Browne’s workmanship and techniques are formidable; has its own dimensional textures and architecture. Needless to say “These complex, haute couture–minded ensembles remain enigmatic, and posit the question: Where oh where is she hobbling to, all dolled up and furbelowed like this? {by Hamish Bowles}

Reign Congrejo, COC Founder and Owner
Sequoia Nightfire , COC Owner, Set Design & Photography
DiamondGem Destiny, Hostess
BonieFacio Boucher, DJ
Descriptions and Stylecards by COC Candidates

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ElaraGloriana Scrabblebat

ElaraGloriana Scrabblebat

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Eleseren Brianna

Eleseren Brianna

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Flidais Etchegaray

Flidais Etchegaray

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floraniana

floraniana

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Frayar

Frayer

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Kestrel Sorrowsong

Kestrel Sorrowsong

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Shinobu Istmal

Shinobu Istmal

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Silly Avro

Silly Avro

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Tiviyah

Tiviyah

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Zionp

ZionP

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Zoomy Bluebird

Zoomy Bluebird

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TB - Finale all

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Cymande Haalan

Cymande-Thom Browne challenge

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Vera Fenutzini

coc Thorne Challenge_Vera Fenutzini

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Meet Me at the Tiki Bar: 3rd Runway Challenge

Original post @ Colour of Couture.

Meet me at the Tiki Bar

Colour of Couture Top Model Competition continues today, Saturday May 3rd at 10 am slt. Please Join us at the BOSL Fashion Dome http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Couture%20Boulevard/21/128/2989


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