Tuesday, December 28, 2010

PART 2 My Favorite Designs and Designers of 2010

Soraya Vaher of Violator - I am a huge fan of Violator.  This lady is so innovative, creative, Sci Fi Fantasy wear, hair, shoes, now Jewelry which is absolutely a must have, such as her Haute line - Chain of Command, Aphorism, My Fetish, All the Forbidden Things. I find myself in awe at the couture like Lady of the Wolves, Butterfly Legere, one of my very favorites, Poison Plum and Scream of the Raptor footwear, Gorgeous wedding gown, It happens on a beautiful day.  She also designed the stunning national costume for 1st runner up Louise McWinnie, which can be seen at http://louisemcwinnie.wordpress.com/tag/haute-couture/ and at Violator.  Each of her pieces have such appeal they must be taken in like fine wine, slowly savored and enjoyed.  Soraya, you inspire imagination, and creativity, I wait patiently to see what 2011 brings from Violator!  You can see her creations on line at https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/34454 and visit her in world main store at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dune%20Cove/161/197/22

Mariska Simons of Blacklace - My dream since coming to SL and discovering Blacklace is to be one of her models! You look at their pictures and they are the epitome of sexy!  Curvy, sexy, gorgeous, the lingerie is to die for!  Her attention to detail, style, the textures look like they would feel, and when you put Blacklace on your Avi you can almost feel it touch your skin!  I love her playfulness too, the sexy, cute costumes, little sets and then you move to her naughty side, the leather!  She makes looking sexy, feeling sexy!  I know that when I put on Blacklace it is just as much a gift for me as for the man in my life!  And you know I wear it just for me too!  I love to style it, wear it for photos, or just lounging! They really are some of my most favorite pieces in my wardrobe, I sometime have to remind myself to put on other clothes to go out lol!  Mariska is a very talented lady, she is so fun, sweet and so generous, she does a lot for various causes in SL!  I'm so excited for valentines day this year, I cant wait to see what she puts out for all you lucky, lucky men in SL!!! She has a new venture making SL corsets for RL's Vollers, which speaks volumes for her incredible talent! Some of my Favorites include, Aphrodite, Jewel, Dark Temptation, Crush, Diva Reinvented, Enticement, Miguelina, Spring Kisses and Dirty Little Maid (really I had to stop myself from listing!).  She also makes beautiful gowns, casual wear and costume skins.  Her newest gown is Eliza for the holiday season and it is beautiful.  Mariska has great Pick's gifts, freebies and does some amazing hunts. You can see some of her work at https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/7162 and visit her in world store at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Alphamale/76/158/32

Simone Stern of Simone - Simone is one of SL's most prominent designers, I'm willing to bet she has been a mentor and or an inspiration for many designers.  Simone is a place I love to shop for my signature look, the classic, old Hollywood glamor.  She has the most amazing gowns!  Her talent just amazes me and the amount of clothing this lady can produce!!!  I sometimes wonder if she sleeps!  She has everything from gowns to casuals, costumes, goth wear, wedding gowns,shoes, lingerie, men's wear in her Style Starts Here brand, you name she makes it!  My absolute favorite gown is Hollywood, I own all the colors lol, it is so glamorous.  You can see yourself sitting a smokey bar, listening to Jazz and looking at all the beautiful women dressed to the nines, the men, looking like classic gangster during Prohibition, yes! Simone brings back that era to a T!  Some of my favorites from Simone are Mariana, Paden, Joie De Vivre, Hecate Lasace, Mata Hari skirt and belt, Airlia, glam sundress.  Her wedding gowns are so gorgeous and Whitney is my favorite, as her formal gowns are she gives you skirt choices making your special day so wonderful.  You can see that Simone loves to create, design, her work is so beautiful, she uses vibrant colors, lovely textures and each creation is as unique as Simone herself.  She spoils her group members with great discounts and lovely group gifts.  If you have never been to Simone's sim you must!  Not only for the fashion but for the beautiful vintage buildings she has created.  You can see some of her work at http://en.wordpress.com/tag/simone-stern/ for things from about a year ago her in world location is http://slurl.com/secondlife/Simone/130/130/29, there are 2 sims and so much to see, so bring lots of lindens and have lots of time!

Squinternet Larnia of Donna Flora - Squinternet Larnia!  Another wonderful designer after my heart!  Her vintage collections are soo beautiful!  If you love vintage this really is a designer you must try!  She brings you back to the era of Lana Turner, Marilyn Monroe, Betty Paige, so many gorgeous pinup girls and the classic beauties like Faye Dunaway, Ingrid Bergman and Ginger Rogers.  The gowns, hair, shoes, jewelry!  I could spend hours marveling her work!  She has an assortment of lovely things, she made Fauve Beaumonts incredible MVW national costume called Reine.  Some of my favorites are Darlene, Velvet Dress, Miss G, Beba, Giulia, Gold Spring, Liv, Ofelia, just to name a few!  She has really captured the vintage market by the tail and continues to produce some of SL's most beautiful pieces!  You really don't need to go anywhere to add pieces to your ensemble as the hair,  shoes and jewelry are a perfect compliment to any outfit.  I am waiting to see what she does next, 2011 will be a great year for Donna Flora!  You can view some of her collection at https://marketplace.secondlife.com/products/search?search%5Bcategory_id%5D=&search%5Bkeywords%5D=donna+flora and visit her main store in world at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bonin/202/131/23

Callie Cline of Callie Cline (CC) - Callie, she is such a wonderful person!  I was very fortunate to meet her during MVW.  She has some of the best pants in SL!  They make your booty look sooo good!  This sweet, talented designer's designs are so fun!  She adds a lot of sexy, whimsy and sparkle and this really draws my attention to what she has to off the fashion industry in SL.  She made our lovely swimsuits for MVW in 4 beautiful colors, the suit itself was beautiful and so fun to style!  Some of my favorite CC designs are Fly away, ugly duckling, Dressing Venus, The Bubble, Rainboa, which are peacock feathers!, Rebel Rebel Pants, Callie Cline Jeans, just to name a few!  Callie has been featured in a RL Magazine which you can view in her store, you can view some of her collection at  http://www.flickr.com/photos/27610005@N02/ and visit her in world store at http://slurl.com/secondlife/caLLiefornia/112/99/27.  Come and try her designs!  There definitely will be more amazing work to come from this talented designer, and I will be the first in line!

Kikunosuke Eel of Mandala -  This incredibly versatile and stylish jewelry collection has definitely taken SL by storm!   You see it everywhere and with good reason!  IT IS AMAZING!  I must confess that I am a Mandala addict!  I own so much and I love it!  This jewelry says volumes, it is not just an accessory, it is a statement!  Seriously you could be naked with this jewelry on and all people would notice is the jewelry!  Some of my favorite pieces are, well all of it lol really, Pearl Rain, Sinra,Kagetora, Takara bangles and nails, Lotus, Amida.  There are lots of choices that fit anything in your wardrobe, there are male pieces and unisex as well.  You have to come and experience Mandala for yourself, be prepared to be hooked!  Congratulations Kikunosuke, I can't wait for future collections! You can view some of this collection at https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/49982 and visit the in world store at http://slurl.com/secondlife/TEMPURA%20SOBA/116/196/26

Cereberus Noel of G Fields - This little gem of a store has so many little treasures and this very talented designer has so much to celebrate!  Not only did they create a lovely gown for MVW's Ruby O' Kelly, Miss Singapore, but the shoes and boots are so great!  I discovered G fields at the shoe fair, falling in love with the Ribbon slingbacks which can be worn with or without the ribbon on the front of the shoe or the back, and the very sexy wedge, the Knot Wedge Sandal that looks like a silky ballet shoe.  Since then I have visited the store and found the amazing boots, clothing and jewelry too!  Some of my favorites include, the knee high, Lady Rose Boots, the short lace up boots and the knee high, long fur cuff boots.  The clothing designs that I love are cocktail dress, Stella and the mermaid dress, Layla, the fairy dresses. the Maxi dress and the off shoulder chiffon tops. I can see some great things coming forward with G Fields!  You can view some of the collection at http://gfield-info.blogspot.com/ and visit the in world store at http://slurl.com/secondlife/YABU/228/158/24

Stiletto Moody of Stiletto Moody - What can you say that hasn't already been said about one of SL's Style Icons?  We know how incredibly talented Stiletto is, again, another SL product that is just incredible! Stiletto has set some very high standards for those, that pardon the pun, will follow in those gorgeous shoes! Every girl needs to own a pair of Moody's, it is a right of passage!  Some incredible things have come from Stiletto Moody this year, some of my favorites are, Bare Susan, Bare Jayne, Bare Judy and my favorite Slouch boots that are such a throwback to the 1980's.  Stiletto is closed for awhile while the relaunch is being prepared, there will be many surprises such as a new cosmetics line and new shoes!  Whatever Stiletto touches turns to gold and I have to say that these are some of the most beautifully crafted shoes and boots in SL, Stiletto manages to captivate us all with cutting edge designs that I personally can't wait to try out!  This is one incredibly amazing designer!  Join the group, the sales are amazing, the gifts are always wonderful and you are the first to know about what is new and exciting.  You can view some of the collection at https://marketplace.secondlife.com/products/search?search%5Bcategory_id%5D=&search%5Bkeywords%5D=stiletto+moody and you can visit the in world store, sorry I cant attach a slurl it is closed for relaunch.

Mimikri Kit of Mimikri - When I come into Mimikri I feel like a kid in a candy store!  The atmosphere in this cute little shop is so playful and really adds to the amazing designs housed inside!   I discovered Mimikri looking for a gift for my good friend Mandy Mistwood, and ended up falling in love!  I adore the colors this designer uses, the styles they create, so fun and trendy! I love that they make mix and match separates that can be worn together or with other items in the store or wardrobe.  Some of my favorites include, Billie Ostrich Feather top, Billie Croc pants, Nova top, Kiku Spring Dress, Gigi and Seduction.  These designs are a must have for your Casual Chic collection!  If your looking for me, I'm at Mimikri! With Mandy lol!  I can't wait to see what comes out for Spring from Mimikri!  You can view some of the collection at       http://mimikrihotcouture.blogspot.com/ and visit her store, and discount boutique at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Mimikri/127/168/22

Meghindo Romano of Meghindo's - This lady has something for every occasion!  I just love her designs!  She uses the most beautiful metallics, creates some of the most sensual gowns, lingerie and swimsuits in SL and her wings are really to die for!!  I wore a pair in my lingerie show for MVW, you can see them on my flickr attached, omg you will love them!  I love that Meg creates for the curvy, and her designs show every curve of a woman!  They hug in all the right places and give that sexy hint of what is hidden underneath the layers of fabric that adorn her creations.  Not only is Meghindo an amazing designer, she is a big hearted humanitarian always willing to help out for causes like cancer, for research and cures.  She really is a beautiful person.  Some of my favorite designs from Meghindo include Lenoir, Stereo, Vintage Autumn, Heidi, SJP Dress, Turqoise Diamond ( where the lovely wings come from) and Sweetest.  You can view some of her lovely collection at http://www.flickr.com/photos/meghindo/ and her main store at http://slurl.com/secondlife//108/32/22

I love so many designers in SL and will continue to blog about my favorites and those that I recently discover.  Some of my other faves of 2010 include N-Core, their shoes are so great! BareRose, always an amazing collection of Haute, Avante Garde, stunning pieces!  Morea Style, gorgeous gowns!  QuickSand Skins, Rawr Adored has put out some amazing skins, I hope to cover skins in more depth in the coming months.  I hope you all enjoyed this coverage of my faves of 2010!

Monday, December 27, 2010


 Black and White is always a very great way to have a vintage photo done, This is my favorite picture and was taken by my best friend and photograpther extrodinaire Nivo Questi.  I love how the B&W just gives it that extra luster!  The outfit is from HOB called Lois, Jewelry from the incredible Gems & Kisses and the cute hair is from Curio called Betty Boop.

 This lovely shot was taken by the uber talented Valeria Endrizzi, The outfit was a one of a kind from Donna Flora, auctioned off for charity. The Jewelry is Mayur from Alienbear. This picture bring out the very cute side of the vintage I just love how playful she made this look!

Another of my absolutely favorite outfits is from Kimmera Madison of Tres Beau, called Katina.  This fabulous shot was taken by the extrodinary Berto Firanelli.  This flapper look is so sexy I love it!  The jewelry is from the one and only, Gems & Kisses called Classical Chic.

Vintage is one of my favorite looks and actually launced my modeling career, it is my signature and I have so much fun, dressing up in my vintage and styling, really its a look I think that will never really go out of style and you can mix it with modern pieces for a truely gorgeous look!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Good Bye to 2010, Tribute to some of my favorite Designers and Designs from 2010

                                                    PART ONE OF MY FAVORITES
Well with 2010 almost at a close I am starting the new year with a blog, if I can figure out this computer stuff, so be patient with me as I start this!  I would like to close out this last year with a shout out to SL Designers and some of the fabulous fashions that we have seen this year!  They are not in any particular order just some of my favorite and I will be featuring them and their work in more detail this year!

As you all know by now I have been honored to be Miss Virtual World's Miss Canada 2011.  I have to say the gowns and National Costumes that came out of our competition are just breathtaking!  If you haven't seen them, I will get a list together of all the designers and gowns that were featured so that you can add your favorites to your collection.  They will be blogged about here!

I am starting with my friend, and incredible artist Deliziosa Vendetta of Gems and Kisses - She has that wow factor going on, just when you think you have seen it all, she manages to come up with something more incredible, creative and stunning than she has before!  I have been so lucky to work for her since Gems and Kisses opened and during that time I have seen her grow, not only creating the most beautiful and unique jewelry, really becoming a trend setter in SL, but to clothing, hair, shoes, there is really nothing this talented lady can not do!  She created the national costume for Ranini Farella and wow!  I was blown away!  A lot of the contestants of MVW wore Gems and Kisses for various events.  Some of my Favorites this year from Gems and Kisses are Pearls in Love, which I wore with my formal, Fleur, which include collars, necklaces, earrings and are amazing!  The Tricolored leaf set she made for me for my Swimsuit Competition, it will be out soon, the stunning Carilynn set and she has revamped some of my favorite older pieces like Mimmi, Classical Chic, Purity and Eros. You can see a lot of Gems and Kisses Pieces on my flickr site at http://www.flickr.com/photos/37612724@N04/ Really I have a very hard time picking only a few favorites!  And begging Dely to release some of her clothing in the new year perhaps? We wait with baited breath!!!! XOXO Dely! Visit Gems & Kisses in world at  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Nobility/147/130/36

Sonia28 Jie of Son!a - I <3 u Son!a!!!  This amazing lady took a chance on me as a very new model and I walked my first fashion show in SL for her.  I have been in love with her designs since joining SL in 2009 and I continue to be in awe of her fabulous creations.  She created my National Costume for MVW and it is one of the most beautiful, unique pieces I own, see my flickr for a peak, she also did Miss Bahama's National costume, equally as stunning! Some of my very favorite gowns and outfits from Son!a are Holidays, Darla, Movie Star, Iris, Francine, Fatale, Elite 3.  I could go on and on. She does beautiful wedding gowns, fantasy wear, casuals, hair, her Roseane and Adore updo's are some of my faves!  Her Jewelry is lovely too!  I am wearing one of her chokers in the add for my National costume called Angel.  Son!a is so creative and she really out does herself with everything she puts out.  Her gowns are elegant, sexy, playful, really she has something to suit every mood! Visit Son!a today! See for yourself why she is one of the most sought after designers in SL! You can see some of her work here http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonia28jie/ and visit her store in world  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Edge/120/115/31

Saby Clary of Utopia - I can not walk into this store without coming out with something!  I love her designs!  They are so unique, beautiful!  She made the amazing Opera gown which I wore for MVW in gold, the textures and flow of this dress just made me fall in love!  She also created Electra in Circe, which I wore for our MVW Halloween glamor show, and Daphne that I wore to my MVW audition, she created Daphne in gorgeous fall colors this year too another fave of mine is Cindy!  If you have never been to Utopia go!  Bring lindens lol! She also does Menswear, casuals, wedding, you can see some of her work here, https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Marketplace/938203?id=938203&slug=Marketplace, and follow the link to see more, in world visit Utopia at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Gienah/167/73/23

Amutey DeCuir of Bliss Couture - This lady is so incredibly talented!  We have seen some gorgeous designs from her this year and I'm so excited to see what she puts out in 201!  She makes the most incredible gowns some of my fave's this year are the MVW gown called Emerald that she did for Miss UK, EmeraldEyes Honi.  Others are Carmyn, YSL, Anja, check these out in her holiday creations, they are different colors than she has available normal, beautiful holiday reds but you could wear them anytime of the year!  Amutey has also come out with hair this year and it like all her other creations is wonderful!  If you havent seen it, you really need too, but I warn you that hair is an addiction and you will find that you will fall in love with many styles as they are perfect for her gowns and modeling! http://bliss-couture.blogspot.com/ you can check them out here and she has links to her other sites. She has lovely group gifts and amazing sales too! Visit Bliss Couture in world at  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Gienah/167/73/23

Kimmera Madison of Tres Beau - Kimmera has the most amazing eye when it comes to fashion and detail, she creates every piece meticulously, perfecting every last detail.  Kimmera has a big, generous heart and always giving!  She created the wonderful National Costumes for Miss Brazil, Shae Sixpense and her gown, called Shae, as well as Miss Peru, Miss Glitter Bolissima and her gown called Glitter.  She made Miaa Rebane's gorgeous gown, Miaa Rebane, she wore this for her final runway walk as MVW.  Along with these incredible ensembles she has created some of my personal favorites called Katina, which is reminiscent of that old Hollywood glamor, my favorite look! You can see some of them here http://thebosl.com/bosl_blog/tag/tres-beau/ Cherish, Miss Mcoy, Storm.  So many beautiful outfits, Bridal, formals, casuals, lingerie!  Run!!! go check them out! Visit Tres Beau in world at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lace/138/145/23

Poulet Koenkamp of PurpleMoon Creations - I just discovered PurpleMoon this past year, and it has quickly become one of my very favorite places to shop!  She is so talented and creative and has a lot of the classic cut gowns I love to wear, very reminiscent of the glamorous old Hollywood looks, she also created for MVW, I will get that info on here!  Some of my Favorites include, Amanda, Josephine, her holiday special, Blossom, Natalie, the stunning Corina, Sunshine, again so many. http://purplemooncreations.blogspot.com/, you can see some of them here.  Poulet generously gives us some of the most amazing group gifts in SL!  The holiday ones she has released, Hope and Holly are absolutely gorgeous!  For only 50L to join, you are spoiled!  She also makes hair, shoes, nails, jewelry, lots of goodies!  She also belongs to the 55 Linden Thursdays and it is always well worth your 55L! Visit PurpleMoon in world at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Etherea/110/77/1366

Mohna Lisa of Mohna Lisa Couture - This lady brings classic glamor to a whole new level!  Her designs are so beautiful, you get transported back in time to an era where glamor is all around you this is so evident her designs like Bonnie and Clyde, Hollywood nights, Venemous, White Diamond Sensual.  You definitely feel all women in these form fitting creations, some of which can be seen here, http://moolto.ning.com/group/mohnalisacouture but she also creates for men and the suits are just as glamorous, you have Clyde from Bonnie and Clyde, Dalesford tuxedo, Smoking Jacket Tuxedo.  Step back into that glamor era today and try one of Mohna's lovely gowns!  She does some great Casuals too! Visit MLC in world at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Braindead/93/194/813

Joy Fellini of Fellini Couture - Where can I start with Joy Fellini but to say OMG!  I drool everytime I come near Fellini Couture lol, She Designed gowns for Carilynn O'Hare for MVW called Irish Orchid and for Fauve Beaumont called Golden Leaves, both of which can be seen http://fellinicouture.com/WordPress/?tag=mvw-2011 here on the Fellini Couture Website as well as at the store where they are for sale.  I am so going to go broke buying gowns from Fellini but I can't help it, they are so gorgeous, unique, everyone feels like it has a story to it, like the perfect costume, some of my Favorites include, My Autumn, Oriental Peacock, Courtisane, Poem.  If you don't have a Fellini Couture ensemble in your wardrobe you really should, they are really like unique pieces of Art that speak to you. Visit Fellini Couture in world at

Freya Olivieri of Trashy Girls in Style (TGIS) - Freya has been a great friend of mine since about the 4th month I came to SL. She is so full of energy and sweet and sassy that comes out in her incredible talent as a designer in SL In that time I have had the pleasure to see her talent and fashion line grow!  She without a doubt makes some of the most incredible, sexy, realistic lingerie in SL!  She has grown from lingerie and casuals to formals, wedding, nails, shoes, and everything she touches turns to gold!  You really need to visit Trashy girls and experience her creations for yourself!  I wore my favorite lingerie piece from her called LaBelle in Blue for my MVW Lingerie show and competition, its so sexy, but yet so classic.  You can See LaBelle on my Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/37612724@N04/   and here https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/38109?id=38109 Freya's prices are so incredible too and her discounts and sales are crazy cheap! She has items that can make those on the tightest budgets buy, wear and feel sexy! Also some great group gifts! She is going places fast!  So go down and check out her store which incorporates so much of her wonderful personality!  Tell her Keira sent you!  Hugs Freya and I wish you continued success, you have come a long way!!! You can visit TGIS, The Pink Store in world at http://slurl.com/secondlife/New%20Life/156/71/24

Mami Jewell of Azul - Who can have a favorites list with out Azul?? These gowns are the statement of elegance in SL.  The way they flow, fall, and fit, the vibrant colors, incredible detail.  Mami is an incredible designer!  I think I own most of her store and or have gifted it out at one time or another to my friends for Birthdays, Christmas, Rez days!  The gift of Azul makes us giggle, smile, know we have something very special!  She has created many MVW gown including former contestants, Sora Tatham, last years winner Miaa Rebane, and this years, Miss Russia, Tania Tabaldi,  you can see Tania's dress on the MVWsite http://www.missvirtualworld.info/2010/12/20/fashion-and-trends-at-miss-virtual-world-2011/   Miss China, Blossoms Sweetwater, Called Blossoms,  Mami also made Blossoms stunning MVW National Costume, you can see both her dresses on her flikr site at http://www.flickr.com/photos/blossoms_sweetwater/5276336224/in/photostream/ She made 1st runner up Louise McWinnie's gorgeous pink gown and the gown for the new MVW Serene Faith, I think there is a pattern here, Mami is a good luck Charm for MVW contestants!  Serene's dress was so simple but so elegant absolutely stunning! Aside from the MVW gowns, some of my favorites are Camellia, Fiore, Nerola.  You can visit Azul in world at http://slurl.com/secondlife/joia%20azul/190/127/28

Sascha Frangilli - Sascha's Design - Sascha has also been one of my Favorite designers since landing in this virtual world.  She has beautiful gowns, casuals, formal, wedding.  This very talented lady also has the greatest sense of humor and her fashion shows are some of my favorites here as we always manage to crash the sim at least once with her incredible following! She also has a huge heart! Right now she has a dress called Alliance that is 450L and 50% goes to Aides charities.  Im sure she has been a mentor to a lot of designers in SL.  You can always tell a Sascha design, her flair, the sparkle,style!  Some of  favorites include her new Rock Chic outfit, Sydney, Rain, Cruella Cocktail, and formal, Novice, Avona.  She has amazing group gifts and monthly gifts! You can see some of her amazing designs at http://saschasdesigns.blogspot.com/ and visit her in world store at  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Coco%20Beach%20Kelina/226/202/24

Stay Tuned for Part 2, coming soon!