LOOK Elite Models is proud to announce the commencement ceremony for the graduates of their modeling academy. The date and time are Sunday October 4, 2009 at 1 PM SLT. The ceremony will be held at Decorus. Take the teleporter to the Mayflower Catwalk.
Black and white. Sounds simple, right? Not after MariaElena Barbosa finishes with it. Maria can turn black and white into ebony and ivory (to borrow from Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney).
Continuing with the color theme of her fall collection, Maria’s textures on “Tiffany” call to mind a black crushed velvet jacket with white silk lining, and an ivory linen skirt. Talk about chic! If I had this in my rl closet, I would be wearing it to tea at the country club. Wearing the jacket alone is deliciously revealing, but if you want to dress it up a little, you could shop around for a pastel blouse. The silhouette flatters almost any shape. The deep V of the neckline and the flare of the jacket, along with the full skirt, will show off your luscious curves. This is really fun to accessorize, too. The black and white, being simple neutrals, leave the door wide open for almost any color you want to bring in. In the picture at left, I added a little bit of pizazz with MEB’s red sunglasses.
The set comes with an attractive pair of black stilettos, but there is so much you can do with this look. I’m shown in the picture wearing Kalnin’s “Empress” shoes; I can also see wearing dark red or bronze boots. An ivory skirt and black jacket are a must for any fall wardrobe. Catch a ride to MEB’s main store.
MariaElena Barbosa has been exercising her creative talents again. Last Saturday, at her Glance show, Maria debuted a few items from her fall collection. And let me tell, you, her new releases have me ready to pack away my summer dresses.
Melusina Parkin sent me two selections from the fall catalog. In the photo at left, I am modeling “Chelsea.” This is one of those pieces which made me chant “must have… must have…” when Melusina first previewed it for me. I love the clean, elongating lines and the chic, sophisticated style. The taupe is a warm fall color, and the definition of the texture is just breathtaking. “Chelsea” is verstatile; here I wear it with Bax “Prestige” boots, appropriate as stylish business wear. But the set is sold with a lovely pair of dark red pumps for when you desire a more casual look. Melusina dropped me the scarf (which I believe is a free gift at MEB) to wear with the black boots, but a necklace or a bare throat also looks fantastic.
Well, I could go on and on about “Chelsea,” but words cannot do justice. There is just one thing for it; take the taxi to the MEB mainstore, and see for yourself.
What girl doesn’t need a little black dress? Or, wait… Maybe a long black dress? Not to worry! Spork’s latest release, “Willow,” comes with both mid- and full-length skirts. “Willow” is Spork’s first formal since “Grace” was released last winter. And in the mid-length version, “Willow” is a stunning cocktail dress. Savor a close look. The skirt is slit up the left side, giving you a nice, long leg line. A small swath of delicate black lace runs down that slit, inviting a little peek at your leg. (Oh, you will be such a tease!) And the cherry on the cake? Those beautiful black rosettes that join the lace to your hip. But that just describes the skirt. As your eyes follow the line up from the waist, you can see the seductive way the bodice laces up to just below the bustline. From behind, you show a generous amount of shoulder, and in front, the asymmetric neckline will let you wear anything from a choker to a nice string of pearls. “Willow” comes packaged with both the mid- and full-length skirts for L$320. Time to come visit the Spork mainstore at Malt and indulge yourself with a little black dress. Or wait… Maybe a long black dress, at the same time?
Tuli Asturias has been busy of late. Last week, she sent me the new Gothic line of her Hope skin, and now she has released the Ivory line of Hope. “Ivory” is a beautiful off-white skin tone, lighter than “Goth,” but still with a little color on the cheeks. The definition of Hope skins is wonderful, as can be seen in this close-up. Tuli has 10 makeups available. They range from neutral lips and eyes through various shades of lip color and eye shadow. There is one makeup with runny mascara, and another, shown at left, in which I seem to have had an overzealous feeding. Whichever makeup you fancy, the skins come with and without push-up breast shading (push-up shown here).
I’ve been having a lot of fun with Hope’s Goth and Ivory skins. You might enjoy a trip to Tuli to treat yourself to a new skin. You can play with a whole new look!