2013 Colour of Couture – Top Model Competition
This is no ordinary competition, Colour of Couture is a Top Model Competition created to bring mainstream awareness to Women of Color in Second Life Fashion — including but not limited to: Aboriginal, African/African Diaspora, Alaska Native, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American, Maori, Native American Indian, South Sea and Pacific Island, and Indigenous heritages throughout the world.
- Prizes and cash valued at over $200,000 Lindens
- Miss Colour of Couture 2012, Starline Igeria became Miss Virtual World 2013 after securing her entry into Miss Virtual World contest. The winner of Miss Colour of Couture is granted an automatic bid as finalist in the Miss Virtual World competition and Colour of Couture is a good place to prepare yourself for such important competitions.
Cast of the promotional video:
- Diana Balhaus – Cuba
- Ivyana Szondi – Barbados
- Jada Warbunsee – French Guiana
- Jyny Lexenstar – Ghana
- Maile Michinaga – Thailand
- Nickle Sparrowtree – Mali
- Selina Greycloud – Brazil
- Sera (Gig1) – Phillipines
- Sequoia Nightfire – India
- Slowly Bury – Trinidad and Tobago
- Tiviyah Resident – Zimbabwe
- Xenobia Foxclaw – USA-Cherokee Nation
My very dear sl sister and friend, Mimmi Boa, is the featured model in the very last designer post from my event POE5. Here beautifully elegant Mimmi is showcasing the lovely skin gift from Blush Skins as photographed by the gifted Skip Staheli. This exquisite gift from Blush is a fine example of the many beautiful and fabulous gifts that were offered during the Peace On Earth hunt by nearly 200 of Second Life’s most generous and creative designers.
It seems fitting to end this year with a post featuring Mimmi because she graced the very first poster for the POE back in November of 2008, just a month before she would be crowned Miss Virtual World 2009, so is a nice way for me to bring these 5 years full circle. That is Mimmi, 4th from the left, representing Italy in the first photoshoot for Peace On Earth hunt.
A lot has changed about SL since those days and there are usually at least two dozen hunts a month now. POE has to compete with all sort of events for attention, but still we manage to rise to the occassion and all because of some extremely generous, talented, and caring people understand the importance of giving back to their community.» Full Blog Post Here…
Join us for today’s Happy Hunting! in the treet.tv studios in Garden of Dreams at 3pm, Friday 30th November, to learn about the great hunts that are going on across the grid, to see an interview with Sequoia Nightfire and ElaraGloriana Scrabblebat of the amazing Peace on Earth Hunt.
Cinders Vale, our host, will be talking to Sequoia Nightfire and ElaraGloriana Scrabblebat of the Peace on Earth Hunt, now in its fifth year! She’ll be hearing all about their plans for what is probably one of the best known hunts on the Second Life calendar.
Reblogged from Kyng Johin from October 1, 2012
October 1, 2012
There is a beehive of activity at Sequoia Nightfire’s place. For the fifth year, Sequoia is stirring up her holiday magic to bring together the largest grid-wide hunt of the year, the Peace on Earth Hunt (POE5), which begins December 1.
Every year, I look for a notice from Sequoia saying that she has had enough, she is worn out, and she can’t do it anymore. But, like “The Little Engine that Could,” she just keeps right on chugging along.
And every year, the hunt gets bigger. Sequoia tries to keep the number around a manageable 200. Last year, she had twice that many applications. Obviously, many people were disappointed. I was disappointed when some of my favorites from previous years did not make the final list.
Because of this heavy demand to participate, Sequoia is making this year’s hunt “by invitation only.” She and her crew are scouring the grid, looking for unique stores of quality designs (General and Moderate only), and checking the status of stores from previous POE hunts.
But Sequoia has a strict guideline for choosing stores for the hunt. You gotta be the best, or be different, or be amazing.
Original post by Sequoia Nightfire
This may be your final warning to run over and get these designs from some of Second Life’s most amazing designers at Masai Mara: The Solidarity Store, many which are exclusive to this event! It is rare that so many ethinicallly and geographically selective items are available in one spot so better grab now before they go poof tomorrow at midnight. So many have sung you the praises of this charity and the orphaned children it will help. So…. i will only gently remind you that you will be helping those who have so little and you will look fabulous in the process of doing so.
Sequoia has chosen the brilliant colours of the Serengeti outfit and turban by Tres Beau to close out her african continental experience. The mesh harmem pants have a wonderful hip hugging fit and the disc hoop earrings and bracelet set is a spot on match to the flow of vivid hues and patterns of the turban to the top to the pants bringing a beautiful balance and exposure of skin. What a delicious way to show off the exclusive skin Delirio from Yoa Divine Spell.
Model – Sequoia Nightfire Photographer – KymSara Rayna Wearing – Serengeti outfit and turban by Tres Beau – NEW for Masai Mara: The Solidarity Store
Jewelry – Serengeti jewelry set from Tres Beau – NEW for Masai Mara: The Solidarity Store
Skin – brown (Clevage) Delirio by **Yoa Divine Spell** – NEW/EXCLUSIVE for Masai Mara: The Solidarity Store
Hair – Riley – mahogany by TRUTH hair
Nails – Painter by Finesmith
Shoes – Ilaida Mojri (red) by Zaara
Lighting by LumiPro
Poses by Body Talking
KymSara has gone a different route returning to that which is familiar, showing off how well the cocktail dress Arusha, an EXCLUSIVE from Tres Beau at Masai Mara, can bring a wild flair back to our western evening wear.» Full Blog Post Here…
Big Must See Event at Patch Thibaud Auditorium today, September 13th at 3pm slt. Masai Mara: The Solidarity Store, the event created by Starline Igeria, MVW Candidate representing Kenya and Miss Colour of Couture, will feature all the African inspired exclusive creations from many top designers of SL. You can preview of the runway show and all these wonderful designs created exclusively for this event and get direct SLURLS to the stores where you can collect them yoursself at the MASAI MARA: The Solidarity Store website.
Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Showgirl African Queen by Russh Lussh – NEW/EXCLUSIVE for Masai Mara: The Solidarity Store
Jewelry – **BamboO** jewel set from +:+WTG+:+Nails – [MANDALA]Takara Nail/Gold
Hair – [Maya ]/Brown01 from :bijou:
Skin – Delirio by **Yoa Divine Spell** – NEW/EXCLUSIVE for Masai Mara: The Solidarity Store
Poses by Morgane’s Pose Shop
KymSara is quite taken with the Feeling Colourful Gown you might even say she is “Absolutely Smitten”! This exclusive dress is only one of the technocolour marvels you can feast upon at the Masai Mara show. She has given it a bit of a vintage feel here adding Sandye footwear from Lindy’s Modern and Retro Shoes.» Full Blog Post Here…
Original post by Sequoia Nightfire
Starline Igeria’s MASAI MARA: The Solidarity Store has some exciting surprises to share, all with the specific purpose of benefiting children of Kenya. All benefits from the store go to the KIBERA YOUTH INITIATIVE – MAMA TUNZA PROJECT which provides a home for about 200 children, most of whom are orphans of HIV/AIDS or come from single parent homes.
Many of SL’s finest designers have responded to this challenge with both generosity and creative vision. Kimmera Madison Fall of Tres Beau has created an exclusive gown named Jaguar, for this event, which is truly worthy of African Monarchy. Drawing influence from the feline grace of the jaguar and the traditional wrap lines of formal African regional attire, this gown is both fierce and alurring in its use of fabrics and animal prints.
Sleek lines and detailed stictching embrace the shared world order of the preditory cat, as rosettes of the Jaguar are set against spots of the Leopard, it’s African cousin. The gown is appropriately named Jaguar, although a South American cat, the jaguar is a common symbol of strength and power much as the leopard. There is a spiritual connection between them and thus a continental and universal appeal that will fill you with a sense of control of all you survey.» Full Blog Post Here…
Join the POE4 hunt now, get hints and clickable slurls on the POE4 Hunters Guide page. Read about the more than 200 gifts being given below and on the Buzz4 POE4 page. More about the the 4th Annual POE and it’s place as a SL Tradition.
It’s that time of year again. Time sure flies! Seems like I was just posting about POE3. There’s something about this hunt, it’s one of my favorites. Though I’m not an official blogger, I shall be posting some of the things you can find on the Hunt once it starts as well!