Miss SL ♛2017 – Live Interview

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Inspired by the fascinating country I represent for Miss SL 2017, I chose to wear a casual classic chic ensemble in red and white, the colors in Japan’s flag, for my live interview.

I combined this fantastic red fur and ruffle top by Kenny Rolands, and these stylish Spring tailored pants from Ghee. While wandering through the scenic Kyoto Kagai sim, I happened to find these fun comfy platform sandals. I finished by look with an edgy hair style by .Shi and this stunning necklace from Chop Zuey.

Photographer: Jackson Redstar

Location: Selmo Park

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CPD – basic strapless top – Fed
[KR] KENZA Fur Top, top and ruffle – Red
Ghee SS17 Tailored Pants – Porcelain
Spiral – platform flip flops – red and white
Chop Zuey – The Rising Sun necklace – white
.Shi – Odette – dark blonde
Lelutka – Simone Bento head

Miss SL ♛2017 – 5th Challenge – The Golden 20’s

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Miss SL ♛ Japan was inspired by those vivacious flappers who put “Roar” in the Roaring Twenties, and legendary French designer Jean Patou. The end of WWI brought significant changes in economy, the suffragette movement, and fashion. “Time to live a little” was the motto, and by 1920, emancipated women began to throw away their corsets, roll down their stockings, and celebrate the liberating androgynous shape.

Miss SL ♛ Japan wears an oriental red party dress by ENTICE, Chilli shoes from CHICCHICA with liquorice seamed stockings from AVICANDY. Her Louise Brooks hairstyle is by CLAWTOOTH and flapper headband is from TVC.

Miss SL ♛ Japan adds fabulous accessories including; two necklaces from MG and KUNGLERS, black gloves from LEVEROCCI, a flapper beaded handbag from MS, and an elegant cigarette holder from BLOODY MESS. With bold makeup and vibrant red lips, she is ready to party!

Photographer: Jackson Redstar
Location: Time Portal – 1920s,30s & 40s zone, Time Travel HQ
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Entice – Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Red
Clawtooth: Louise Brooks – Starlet Blonde
AVICANDY Sexy Lace back seam stockings – Licorice
Leverocci – [Belgravia] Jessamine gloves – Nero Leather
ChicChica – Senira heels – Chilli

TVC – Flapper headband
TVC – Flapper earrings
MG – Necklace – Alexa Black Choker
(Kunglers) Adele necklace – Black
*MS – Beaded flapper bag in black (edited)
Bloody Mess – cigarette holder

Soiree – cheek contour – Razorbone
Zibska – Maired eyeshadow
ATIA’s – eyeliner – Dimensions
blackLiquid – lips – Blood
Eyelure – clear lipgloss #3

Miss SL ♛2017 – 4th Challenge – La Dulce Vida

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Daifuku and Dango are Japanese confections of round rice cakes (moschi) and sweet fillings. The most common varieties are pale pink, white, and pale green. Ichigo Daifuku is stuffed with chocolate filling and a whole strawberry, usually eaten during Spring, and served with green tea. Miss SL ♛ Japan chose these two confections because of their lovely pastel colors and because she can’t resist chocolate, strawberries and cream for her sweet tooth.

Miss SL ♛ Japan’s inspiration for her La Dulce Vida styling include Daifuku, Dango, chocolate, strawberries, and cream.

Her scrumptious Ichigo Daifuki and Dango styling consists of a stunning satin skirt and puffy sleeves by AZUL (creamy moschi) and a gorgeous chocolate (filling) corset by Blacklace. Chocolate and cream swirl through her Amacci streaked updo, and G&D shoes, and hand-picked strawberries garnish her corset and shoes. She created her luscious hat, applied pretty geisha make-up, and dipped her nails in chocolate fondue.

Photographer:  Jackson Redstar

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AZUL – Nora long skirt – Nude
AZUL – Nora sleeves – Pearl
Blacklace – Timeless – Chocolate Satin & Lace – corset
Mesh strawberries for corset and shoes (created by me)
G&D shoes – Annie – CreamChoco
Amacci – Sphinx streaked – Pearl Platinum
Mandala – Pearl-Rain-Season 3 pink – earrings and pendant A
Avaway – strawberry ring

Ichago Daifuku platter hat:

Frangipani Garden – Azuki Daifuku (edited by me)
Tsunami Creations – teak wooden platter (edited by me)
Mesh strawberries (edited by me)
Dango (created by me)
Gold hair sticks (created by me)

Make-up & Nails:

Izzie’s – Large Area eyeshadow w/liner – pink
Romance Couture – simple inner eyeliner – soft brown
aii – geisha kiss lips – red
Hello Dave – Chocolate Fondue

Location: The Rose Theatre

 

Miss SL ♛2017 3rd Challenge – Miranda is Back!

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MISS SL ♛ Japan was inspired by Miranda Priestly’s impeccable taste in luxurious fabrics and bold accessories. Who could forget those ever-present glasses or big earrings? But, that was then, this is now. Today, her inspiration is Spring/Summer 2017 ready-to-wear collections with edgy tops, sleek pencil skirts, and trendy colors of reds and blues.

MISS SL ♛ Japan combines edge and elegance business chic with this sheer blue KIMKY top from DIRAM, delicate White Swan top2 from LWL, and form-fitting Kimono Tie red leather skirt from NYU. Her bold accessories include; retro Hipster17 shades from GHEE, stylish MK watch from PETROFF, supple Antwerp leather bag from EGOISME, edgy Giano leather heels from SIMILAR, and stunning Tabula Rosa earrings and a Hou-Se! ring from Chop Zuey. Her sassy short hair, Moonbeam, is from REZOLOGY. Look! Miranda is calling MISS SL ♛ Japan’s GCD iPhone while she walks down the runway!

MISS SL ♛ Japan`s favorite quote from The Devil Wears Prada reveals the necessity for a Boss or CEO to be in touch with their team, to know them and says:

“I never thought I would say this, Andrea, but I really see a great deal of myself in you. You can see beyond what people want, and what they need, and you can choose for yourself.”

Photographer: Jackson Redstar

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DIRAM – KIMKY top – Blue
NYU – Kimono Tie leather skirt – Red
Ladies Who Lunch – IT top2 – White Swan
rezology – Moonbeam
Chop Zuey – Tabula Rosa – earrings
Chop Zuey – IK-Hou-Se! ring
Petroff – MK female watch
Similar – Giano leather shoes – White
Egoisme – Antwerp – White Leather Gold
Ghee – Hipster17 shades
Grimes Central Design – Smartphone (edited)
Make-up and nails:
Soiree, diva!, MONS, JUMO
Hello Dave – French Ready

Location: Shinonome & Takumi @ Japan

Chop Zuey – Beaujolais Noir Set – Exclusive

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This stunning array of black and white diamonds set in gold is a limited edition set only available during the Spoonful of Sugar Festival for Doctors Without Boarders, which runs from March 18 to April 1.  So hurry and get your exclusive set today.

Beaujolais Noir set @ Spoonful of Sugar Festival

Miss SL ♛2017 2nd Challenge – Spring is in the Air

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Spring is Mother Nature’s party where; blooms are fashion, vibrant colors dance, and fragrances seduce our minds, bodies and souls.

Miss SL ♛ Japan’s inspiration comes from three different Christian Dior Couture Shows–Spring 2010 and 2013, and Fall 2010. She celebrates Spring with a spectacular palette of pink, green, and yellow using elements of petals, leaves and butterflies. A majestic Sakura tree in full bloom, she welcomes us to Nature’s Spring party.

Miss SL ♛ Japan wears Leafie, an elegant mesh dress sprinkled with dew drops by Caverna Obscura, and a pair of green panties from Maitreya. The beautiful Sakura Petal Pink pieces are by *NAMINOKE* and kissed by lovely yellow tourmaline butterflies from the Shino gown by AZUL. She enhances her look with stylishly chic yellow heels by ROC, dainty Sakura jewelry from Cae, and a tall updo by BooN. As if looking into a kaleidoscope, we see vibrant colors explode with her make-up and nails from: White Widow, diva!, Madrid Solo, Soiree, ATIA’s, and A:S:S.

Photography:  Jackson Redstar

Location:  Moonlight Teahouse

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Caverna Obscura – Leafie Dress *SUMMER*
Caverna Obscura – Leafie Dew Drops
Maitreya – Lara – panties
*NAMINOKE* – Sakura Petal Pink pieces – chest, upper leg, lower leg, and pelvis
AZUL – Shino gown butterflies – Yellow Tourmaline
-KC- – Dana heels
Cae – Sakura – necklace, bracelet and ring
BooN – KGI848

Make-up and Nails:
[White~Widow – Face Tattoo] Bouquet – Gold
diva! Eyeshadow – green
Madrid Solo- Lips- Soft Kisses 4 – soft pink
Soiree – Razorbone cheek contour – medium
ATIA’s – eyeliner – Cat 2
A:S:S – Sakura nails #4

Chop Zuey – Paparazzi in Black set

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Befitting the recent Academy awards and just in time for the March round of SWANK Hollywood event, Chop Zuey proudly presents this special edition of Paparazzi in Black, featuring; black, yellow and white diamonds amid strands and strands of lustrous pearls.

The complete set includes:  earrings, choker, double-strand necklace, 2 single-strand necklaces (one large and one small), 2 pearl bracelets, 2 diamond bracelets, a brooch, and a hairpin.

And the winner is……

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Paparrazi in Black – Chop Zuey @ SWANK Hollywood Event

 

Chop Zuey – The Dark Dweller of Braj Set

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Stylish, chic and versatile, the Dark Dweller of Braj set is a must-have for your Spring/Summer wardrobe.  The set includes; a fringed necklace, earrings, and 2 bracelets of black cabochons set in antique silver metal, and is available this month at Designers Showcase.

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The Dark Dweller of Braj set – Chop Zuey @ Designers Showcase for March

Pose:  Glitter Poses

Miss SL ♛2017 1st Challenge – Minimal Chic/Women of the World

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Miss SL ♛ Japan’s inspiration was a minimalism design by Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto’s Spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection which featured a white tunic top and white long skirt.

Miss SL ♛ Japan incorporated the colors of her country’s flag to create her mix and match styling using items from David Heather, ISON, and Happy Undead, as well as accessories from ISON and MYNX.

She slipped a red tank top beneath a white draped cropped top for a chic look over her elegant white skirt. Her short hairstyle and white strapped sandals for a hint of edginess, and a simplistic yet bold silver and red ring. Subtle elements of; red lips, subtle eyeliners, and red nails finalized Miss SL ♛ Japan’s minimalist style.

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Photography:  Jackson Redstar

Location:  Ashemi

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Happy Undead tank top – Lava (applier for Maitreya)
ISON – draped cropped top – white
David Heather – Escouade skirt – white
ISON – Nata platform heels – white
.Shi : – Pixie Boy – light blonde
{MYNX} – Globe ring – edited by me
Maitreya mesh body – Lara

Make-up:
Arte eyeliners – Cat eyes – winged
}RC{ – simple inner eyeliner – soft Silver
Soiree cheek contour – Razorbone
blackLiquid lips – Blood Matte
{ZOZ} – Solids – Cherry

Miss SL ♛ Japan – International Women’s Day Statement

Japanese culture is shaped by the balance of tradition and modern values. However, constant fundamental influences have changed for the younger population.

Traditionally in Japanese society, women were expected to marry and become homemakers. Their role was simple “A woman’s place was in the home.” Today, more and more working mothers are entering the workforce and becoming important role models as part of Japan’s economic growth strategic plan.

Notable achievements paved the way by opening doors to higher wages, obtaining executive positions, and breaking glass barriers while still ensuring their children were well-cared for. Multitasking has been a woman’s role for centuries but never more so than today for Japan’s working women. They have a greater advantage by being multinational if working for a foreign-based office where the first language may not necessarily be English. Ultimately, these women are an integral part of the success to any company.

Regardless of the countries we represent today, we must continue to support all women of the world and break down the stereotypical barriers of tomorrow. Let’s all continue to be bold for change.