I’ll follow you into the park
Through the jungle, through the dark
Girl, I’ve never loved one like you…
More new things! *Giggles*
In an effort to catch up on some stuff that came through my inventory while I was dealing with holiday stuff and moving, there may be times when I (attempt to) blog multiple outfits in the same post. Some of you find this to be bad practice, or whatever… but at this point, I’d prefer to make sure that more creations get shown, as opposed to focusing on individual posts for EVERYTHING which will simply burn me out. Especially at this stage in the game where I’m playing catch-up.
Two of my favourite gowns in my inventory at the moment both come from Kiddo Oh of Dead Dollz, and they were both designed for Miss Virtual World candidates this year. The first gown I want to show you below, is “Andalusia”, made for Miss Virtual Spain 2015. The second gown you’ll see is “Tanguera”, made for Miss Virtual Argentina 2015.
Both of these gowns dwell in a color palette of black and red, and both are unique in their own way. Both are extremely well-crafted, so of COURSE I fell in love with them immediately.
(And then I’ve got Jacob in the background saying, “I really like this dress. Well, the bottom half.” LOL.)
It was interesting to sit on the sidelines and watch some friends I’d grown close to take their MVW journey without me. After some incredibly negative experiences in Colour of Couture, I just couldn’t see subjecting myself to MVW when they are now run by the same people. So I smiled and nodded, wished my CoC sisters, and some other friends, the best of luck on their individual journeys, and watched as the challenges unfolded before my eyes, on Flickr and Facebook.
From a spectator perspective, there were a lot of interesting challenges this year. Some stylists hit them head-on and went all out with it… and I loved seeing some things that they came up with. Jamee Sandalwood was one of my favourites to watch, as was Trinity Aironaut. And Eleseren with the swimwear challenge blew me away. Then again, I LOVE color, so I was totally biased. LOL.
Either way, it was fun to just sit back and watch. Will I ever try to do MVW? I don’t know. At this point, from where I’m sitting right now, in this moment, no. I never will. Because I don’t have enough personal belief in capabilities of the leadership to instill a sense of individuality and creativity among the contestants, as opposed to conformity to some ideal that squashes everything they are as a PERSON. I can’t get behind that. I’m sorry, but I can’t.
For right now, I’m just lingering back. I’m doing Mr&Miss Model International because it compounds on a few ideas that I’ve been looking for in fashion from the very beginning: creativity and individuality are EMBRACED… and FEEDBACK is offered after every challenge. That is the thing that makes me hold up my pom-poms and scream “Whoo MMI!” I’ve been dying for feedback for years. As a dancer it’s crucial. As a model, I feel it is too. How do you know how to better prepare for the next casting after you don’t succeed in the last one, if no one gives you CONSTRUCTIVE criticism?
Anyway. I’m just having fun being me. And that’s all that matters right now. I don’t need MVW.
*~* Home, Let Me Come Home… *~*
— The Basics (the same for both gowns) —
Skin: Amberly II (Jamaica Tone; Makeup Option 02) – Glam Affair
Eyes: Promise Eyes (Apex) – IKON
Hands: Avatar Enhancement Hands (Elegant) – Slink
Body: Lara Mesh Body v2.1 – Maitreya
Nailcolor Applier: Dark Set (Red) – Nailed It
Eyeshadow: lilumi Eye Shadow (Ignition) – Lovely Disarray
Liptick: Glossy Pout Lipstick (Red; Deep Tone) – Pink Fuel
Earrings: Hoops Earrings Deluxe (Gold) – Soedara
Nosechain: Of The Plains (Gold) – Soedara
— Gown 1 [photo 2] —
Hair: Snowdrift (Redheads) – Tableau Vivant (former C88 release)
Gown: Andalusia Gown – Dead Dollz
Collar: Junon Collar (Gold) – Skjern Designs
— Gown 2 [photos 1 & 3] —
Hair: Diavolo (Dark Reds) – Vanity Hair
Feet: Avatar Enhancement Feet (High) – Slink
Gown: Tanguera Gown – Dead Dollz
Ribbon (feet): Ballet Lace – Alterego
Poses: various from Agapee
Location: My home
Blogging Tune: “Home” – Glee Cast