MVW 2017 FINALE

I think when my Internet saw Finale, it thought, “Yess” and went to sleep. My Internet whent down the Monday after the finale and did not come back until January 10th

So finally I get to show you the pictures.

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Style Card:
Gown: PM – Belladonna
Brooch: Finesmith – Shae
Earrings: Finesmith – Shae
Hair: Amacci – Seth
Make up: Shadow: Mock – Purple Winterberry  1
Mock – Purple Winterberry  3
Blush: Pink Acid – Plum
Blush: Madrid Solo – Eyes, lips, checks – Shena
Lashes: Oceane – Subtle Sweet

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How hard was the competition? Well half of us did not make it to the Grand Finale. We started with 24. On stage at the Finale there were only 12 of us. Not because they were dropped. Because it was so much longer and harder than any other competition.

So, you think you want to be MVW?
Things you need to know.
Can you build? We had at least five contests that required you to build. Some had magnificent booths. Some hired someone to do theirs. And some like me, did the best they could.
Do you know how to organize an event?
On the last week when we were getting our outfits, poses, style cards and story, we were given this task:
1.    Venue (Where will you get land (donated\ Paid)
2.    Desiginers-Vendors if used
3.    How long the event will run
4.    How will it be funded (Full Budget Plan will be needed with backup)
5.    How will it be promoted and marketed(Full marketing plan must be attached)
6.    Staff Needed-How will they be acquired and reimbursed

Have you set aside the time you will need? One challenge had five parts, all to be completed in one week.

Those that made it to the end were all winners. We stuck in there and completed the hardest contest ever.

Part of the finale was a story to explain the story for our finale gown. They did not read the stories at the end. And without mine it made no sense at all. I was Miss Cuba and I had falling snow. Here is the story that no one saw.

THE STORY
Kaciee’s dream had always been to feel the cold. And here she was looking out at a world of wonder. Wearing a dress as beautiful as the sky above. The sky is lit with a million stars. She had never seen anything so beautiful. The deep blue of her gown seemed to be a reflection of the night sky.  And the diamonds on her chest twinkled along with the stars. She had always wanted to see snow. And now all she could see was the snow sparking in the light of a full moon. One last look, and a shiver, and she awoke in her home in Cuba. It was only a dream. But one day soon her dream of winter would come true. You know, anything is possible.

 

MVW 2017 NATIONAL COSTUMES

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THE STORY

 

Kaciee waded past the sugar white sand to stand, toes wiggling in the warm water of the ocean. Tiny fish swam around her and the surf exploded around her. Parrots and butterflies held her skirt up from the water. In her mind’s eye, she remembered the Cuba of old, when the capital Havana was a glittering dynamic city. Now, time seemed to have stopped. The pastel houses had faded and the cars that still traveled the streets were 1950’s-era cars with parts scavenged from here and there. She looked again at the beauty of the water and remembered the small boats filled with people that tried to make the journey to a new land. But she was filled with hope. New people would come. Hotels and restaurants would breathe with new life. Cuba would become a country of hope and beauty again and Cuba Libre will really mean a free Cuba.

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STYLE CARD:
Bra & Skirt: Champagne – Mermaid
Over Skirt (Parrots and Butterflies): Desir – Tropicana
Waves, Bubbles, Fish:Desir – Yashi
Necklace & Braclets: Champagne – Mermaid
Earrings:Finesmith – Laetitia
Hair: LCKY – Addison Red
Lips & Blush: Madrid – Shena
Shadow: Musa – Carlie 1

 

 

Tribute to our Reigning Miss Virtual World Delypop Cresci.

HER CHALLENGE WAS: ELIE SAAB HAUTE COUTURE

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It is always a challenge to Mix and Match the clothing from 3 designers (accessories are not included) Since mesh has become so popular this becomes harder and harder.

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The Story:

Kaciee was a shimmer of gold walking down the stairs to “The Party” of the year. She had spent the last few weeks finding the perfect pieces. Her translucent gown, found at the tiny shop on the corner, was put together with some special pieces she had hidden in her closet. They would be the canvas for creating her look. She was inspired by her favorite designer, Elie Saab. He was known for his feminine sheer gowns with embroidered gold threads that made them alluring and accented femininity. They showed an influence of the mid-century. His looks were among Kaciee’s favorites The embroidered gold threads on her gown sparkled under the plumage of the shoulder piece. The low back feathers only added to her fairy tale look. She added the chunky bracelets for a flash of gold at her wrist. The long necklace softly glowed with a gold sparkle of light. Let the night begin.

STYLE CARD:
GOWN: Countdown – Candance Gold Upper
GOWN:Countdown -Candance gold gown mesh
TOP LACE: Utopia -Golden Angel
CHESTLACE RARE: Aisling -MonBet amour
BOTTOM SKIRT: Glamdiosa -Goddess
CUFF: Kibitz – Gold
EARRINGS: Lazuri -Nayomi Gaftner
CORSET BACK: LWL -AngelCorset Feathers
NECK SHRUG:LWL- Angel Shrug
BOW:LWL- Bow
Shoes: Finesmith – love Stillettos
HAIRBASE:Phoenix
HAIR:Rowne – Raquel Ponytail
HANDS & FEET: Slink

 

 

 

 

MVW 2017 The Christmas Challenge

Can  you have Christmas without the colors of red, green or white? Well that is the challenge.

 

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Style an elegant, holiday look to celebrate Christmas a little too early. ** You can not use skirts, long dresses or gowns** You’re not allowed to use red, white and green colors in your outfit. Your clothing  must have at least 3 designers, not including your accessories.

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STYLE CARD:

Jacket: Resun Fashion – Barbara
Pants: fd – Baggy
Top: Alyce – Airy
Necklace one: Lazuri – Fall Romance
Necklace two: Kunglers – TDRF
Earrings: Random Matter – Sarrah
Boots: <P3> – Toodles
Makeup: Shadow: White Widow – Christmas Copper
#Adored – Vanessa copper
Mock – Fall Festivale Pumpkin
Lips & Blush: Madrid Solo – Shena
Hands & Feet: Slink

It’s always hard to choose. Did I pick the right ones?

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THE CHRISTMAS STORY

Kaciee could hear the crunch of the snow on her new snake skin boots. Snow had come early this year. They had been stuck inside as the winter wind had turned into a blizzard and had coated the world in the pristine beauty of sparking white. She was dressed and ready for the first of the Christmas parties. She had come late, so she peeked in the window to see all the people. The room looked like someone had splashed reds and greens on all the visitors. Did you really have to dress like that to feel Christmasy? No individuality there. She was certainly going to stand out with her look. She had never been one to follow trends. She loved being a bit different.

She opened her leather jacket and felt winter on her skin. The soft fur of the collar and the fur at her wrists tickled and made her smile. She was ready to step inside and maybe even meet the man of her dreams. She could only hope, that like her, he would not feel he had to wear red and green to feel like Christmas. Christmas was inside her. She could feel the joy of it. She opened the door and stepped in.

MVW 2017 4TH RUNWAY CHALLENGE

“STYLE A FUTURISTIC LOOK FOR A ROCK CONCERT ON THE MOON”

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****** STYLE BRIEFING ******

You took a commuter shuttle from your home planet to the moon city. Your favorite intergalactic band was playing and you scored a ticket.

 

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Your aim is to create a high fashion and impressive outfit, with elegance and wow factor.

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Style Card:

Top: r2 A/D/E – Kagaya
Pants: Vero Modero – Black Cat
Bra: Angel Dessous – Faizah
Boots: r2 A/D/E – rikka
Back& Stomach pieces: Ashpyxia – Cyber Tech
Arm Piece: Asphyxia – Cyber Tech
Wings: Asphyzia – Cyber Tech
Propulsor Unit: Axphyzia – Cyber Tech
Hair: A & Y – Cyro
Necklace:Azoury – Amilia
Hand Bows: Vero Modero – Black Cat
Earrings: Violator – Outrageous
Pet: Neurolab – Nano-X-Pet [(Bosley)
Make Up: Eyeshadow – Musa – Carlie 2
Nuuna -Tila
Nuuna –  Kati
Lipstick – Endless Night

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The Story

Kaciee was late, very late. She had “The Ticket” to the Moon Rock club. The new band “Luna Tunes” was playing and she was all dressed and ready. The problem was she was on the far side of the moon dome and there just was not enough time to get to the club on the shuttle. Luckily, as the air in the dome was thinner and the moons gravity was lower she could get there by flying. She put on her new red wings and the power pack. She had only tried it once but it matched her outfit and it was her only chance to get there on time. She powered up the energy pack, stood on the roof of her building, turned to make sure her bot Bosley was coming along. He has come in handy more times than one, and shot up almost hitting the Moon Dome. She quickly spread her wings to brake and powered down. She could see the spot lights from the club easily and she headed towards it. She got to the entrance just as they were about to close the doors! Her new boots made it easy to land and she flashed her ticket to the door bouncer and slid sideways into the club with Bosley close behind.

 

 

 

MVW2017 Photo Challenge with the theme “Vintage Halloween”

You are to use three different clothing designers.  You are not allowed to use any “Gowns”. (this does not include accessories AT ALL). “Make-up comes First”.  You will style around a vintage make up. You must still be  recognizable. Give me Vintage, Creative, Recognizable, and that WOW factor. Your poses should match your styling.

You can use either a white or black background plain.  That is it.   Just you in the picture with your name in the lower right hand corner with your country nothing else in the picture, no props or other writing on the picture.

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The Story

The Crow

Kaciee stood in her small white room waiting. Her only company for all these years had been the Crow. He had taken to nesting in her wild hair when not pecking at her. She was glad there was no mirror but she knew the bloody skulls of the past inhabitants of this room still nestled in the curls of her hair.

She was the only color in the room. She was dressed all in black. The only other color in her room were her gloves and her boots. And, yes her bloody red heart still beating. The skeletal hands grabbed at her breasts as they tried to reach her heart. She kept it on a chain of bones to remind herself that one day she would be free.

The wings and tail would soon be gone. There were barely any feathers left. When the final feather dropped she would be free. Soon very soon she would have her revenge.

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Style Card:

Corset: Finesmith – Romance
Shirt: B@R – Nidhogg
Pants: Dark Pepper = Nala
Pants: Maitreya – Leather Skinny
Boots: OPOPOP – Baticho
Hair: FP Neo – Geisha Beehive
Hair Skulls: Boudoit – Beautiful Death
Wings: B@R – Nidhogg
Necklace: Implings – Beating Heart
Chest Skulls: hh – Blair
Head Skull: hh – Blair
Gloves: Izzie’s – Fingerless
Earrings: CPD – Belle Morte
Makeup: Nuuna – Lizi
AII – Mark of the Unicorn
Nuuna – Meta
M n B – La Malvada Mujer
Corvus: Blood Tear
Boudoir: Vampire Queen
Madrid Solo – Seductress
Nuuna: Kati
Essences – Endless night lipstick
Miami – XGen
Noya: Vamp Eyelashes

 

MVW 2017 THIRD RUNWAY CHALLENGE

“STYLE A CHARMING LOOK FOR A PROVENCE FASHIONABLE PROPRIETOR”

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You just bought a rundown building and you fixed it up all by yourself.  You managed to turn it into a destination spot for everyone who visited the French Countryside.

Your aim is to create a high fashion and impressive outfit, with elegance and wow factor. Please do a lot of  research about the theme challenge.

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STYLE CARD:

JACKET: SYS – CAPRICE
PANTS: ROWNE – NICOLAS LEATHER
SHOES: DE.BOUTIQUE – AW BOOTYLILI
HAT: LWL – WOOL TILT HAT
PURSE: LWL – TAXIDERMY POODLE PURSE
EARRINGS: AMARELO MANGA – MARTINA
BRACELET: LAZURI – FALL
HANDS AND FEET: SLINK

THE STORY

Kaciee rustled through the leaves on the path around her house. She had been working on it for the last few years. Who would have ever believed it would be so beautiful and popular too. It was a day of blue skies and the brightness of Autumn. She was just coming back from the small village of Isle sur la Sorgue. It was a major antiques center and on Sunday morning the market there was filled with as many as 250 vendors. It was still small enough to be romantic but just big enough to have most of the supplies she needed without going into the city. Her small home has rooms enough for her and a few guests. Her gite (a home that takes in guests) had become so popular that she had a long waiting list. The new chef would be serving dinner soon, she could smell the aroma of something delicious. She had hired help now and she could look like one of the stylish tourists that walked or biked off into the countryside. Life was good.

The Challenge – CHARITY WORK

So, you think you want to be the next MVW? Then you need to start preparing now. I am not a builder. I am still not a builder. But part of this challenge was to build a display.

These were the RULES:

****STYLE BRIEFING****
If you were to win Miss Virtual World, what would be your major charity event you would put on?

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1.    You must do a charity advert that would promote your charity.

2.    Are you are doing an event?-you must put together how the venue will be set up. (Whatever you will be doing you must describe how it will be done).

3.    How will you go about getting sponsors?  All must be donated (Land, Dj’s, Designers), How long will it take for you to plan, set up, tear down

4.    What will be your goal in raising funds?

5.    How will people know that your fund raising is legitimate and that all money raised will be sent to your charity?

Work with your photographer as we want to see your creative minds at work.
This will tell us how great you are at communicating with your photographer to make a great picture of your ideas.
This is a presentation ladies that you will be giving as if you are Miss Virtual World. This is your job as a representation of the Miss Virtual World Organization and BOSL.

We will make a place on our mall again for you to be able to put your presentation up.

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MVW 2ND RUNWAY CHALLENGE

THE THEME IS … “ART FELLOWSHIP”

“STYLE A TRENDY LOOK USING ART AS FASHION”

You were always questioned what you would do with a degree in art and the truth is you didn’t  know either, but you knew the canvas was your calling so you pursued your calling.  You put together a great fashion portfolio and your work spoke for itself when you landed a prestigious fellowship right out of school.

 

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STYLE CARD:

DRESS BASE: SON!A – CHESS
FEATHER SKIRT: SON!A – CHESS
COLLAR: SOLIDA FOLLE – COLLAR
CUFFS: FASTERPUSSY CAT – BLACK
EARRINGS: GLAM – ONYX DROP BOW
COLLAR: SON!A – CITROUILLE
SHIRT: SON!A – CITROUILLE
HAIR: D!VE – ANA
SHOES: FINESMITH – LOVE
HANDS&FEET – SLINK

 

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THE STORY”

Don’t cage yourself in.

Fashion is ever changing. Designers and artists are working together. Their collaboration has made a blurring of art and fashion. Fine art and fashion design blend the affect of trends and the social environment. As the world and society moves into new and unexpected ways, we will hope that the mix of these artists and the fashion world will open both to both becoming more.

The hope is that each of us as we watch the fashion and the art as they change and grow in the world, we will still want to be ourselves. Who are we? Today we are anything we want to be. Take a chance. Put together pieces of themes from here and there and blend them into something that is you and only you. Some will not understand. But the point is the breaking out of your cage and free yourself from the limits that the world and yourself had kept you from being free.

Remember when the Chanel show in Paris was staged like an art gallery. That is a peek into the future where art is present in fashion, architecture. The small boutiques that show to any and all how easy it is to step into yourself. Designers show us the newest trends. Some are beautiful and you are awe struck. And some are so silly you can only laugh. But they all have their place. All of them are meant to be the vessel to open your eyes into endless possibilities. I have taken an idea from here and there. Christian Dior used dramatic black eye make up in his 2016 resort show .Alexander McQueen Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show Alexander McQueen Lace and Feathers by Sarah Burton 2016 Summer. They inspired me to step out of my cage, some say box and be free.

We are meant to step out and be ourselves. And if you must turn your head and smile when some don’t get it. If you do, that’s all any of us can hope for. Step out of your cage!

 

 

 

JUST WHO AM I? I’M A DREAMER!

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Who am I?

I am a dreamer. When life is hard, and it is, I escape into books, Sl, even TV. I am everyone. Some days when I think I can not go on, I am the only caretaker of my husband who has dementia, I fall off the mountain, swept away with tears. Why did this path become mine? I have had a good life, we were happy, and now this. I have always wondered if life to be fair, and of course it is not, tried to even it all out? If everything was sunshine and roses, for a time, did you then have to fall down into the pit of tears? I don’t know the answer. Remember that one kind word can give someone the will to go on. I wish people could do that. So today and yesterday and tomorrow, I dream.

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