As most are aware I was one of two hosts for Miss Virtual World 2014 that was held on December 14th. I was actually pretty terrified about doing it. I’ve been a guest on many live shows and I’ve worked countless numbers of live shows both as a model and production/backstage crew. However, I’ve never actually hosted and certainly never had to be live and on air for seven straight hours!
Miss Virtual World is a grueling competition that lasts for months. In 2010 I was Miss Virtual World Brazil, so I knew what these girls were going through. There were many times when my co-host, the lovely Sofia Diage had to swoop in and save me. I am glad she knew me well enough to be able to tell when a subject was starting to choke me up. I am a very emotional person by nature and being a Miss was something that I took very seriously, still do in fact. I think I only cried on air twice in the seven hours and I didn’t say a single bad word despite the many times I was baited to do so.
When I learned that I was going to be hosting I knew I had to be fabulous. I retired from the fashion world two years ago next month but there was NO way I was going to be anything less than fabulous. So, I went running to Monica Outlander of Miamai. You see, Monica does absolutely fabulous things with mesh and I knew that she would be able to deliver on what my minds eye had envisioned. She went above and beyond my expectations and even surprised me by adding my gown to her coveted BlackLabel collection.
You see, each year Monica releases a special collection under the title “BlackLabel.” It is a highly anticipated release that you never quite know what it will entail. The release shows have been some of the best shows on the grid. It’s just an event/collection that you don’t want to miss ever. One of her BlackLabel gowns was even named as one of Second Life’s Twenty most beautiful gowns by The Best of Second Life Magazine in 2011. So when she told me that she was going to be adding my gown to the esteemed collection I nearly fainted!
There are so many details in this gown, layers upon layers.. pearls, flowers.. multiple fabrics in lavender some patterned and others sheer and silky. There are also many details in indigo that are seen in the flowers. It also is materials ready! I spent hours moving my camera around myself watching the sheer bits sway from lavender to indigo.. it’s truly a work of art and I was extremely proud to represent the brand of Miamai on the stage. Thank you Monica for saving my tush!
When it came to accessorizing the gown I knew that I had to wear my Miss Virtual World finalist headband that can be seen in the second image. I haven’t had many opportunities to wear it since it was gifted to me so I knew I had to incorporate it somehow. Turns out, it fit very nicely around the D!va Hair I chose to wear with the gown.. which was another no brainer for me. I love the whimsical feeling of D!va Hair. But when it came to the necklace, well the necklace was a completely different story.
You see, in Second Life it’s quite common to go over board with life in general. Jewelry is normally extremely lavish and over the top which was not at all right for this gown. With all the action going on I knew I needed something elegant and dainty. Insert Caelan Hancroft designer of Cae here. I discovered Cae a few months ago and have been a fan since. Simple elegance is what I needed and when she saw my dress and handed me the diamond solitaire necklace she delivered! It was exactly what I needed to complete my fabulosity! Thank you Caelan for coming to my rescue so quickly. I owe you!
I’ve been getting a TON of IMs in world about my dress asking when it will be for sale so.. I’m happy to say you can go buy it now!! You’ll find it in the “BlackLabel” section at the main Miamai store. I certainly hope you feel like a princess when you put it on, I know I do… I may or may not still be running around Second Life in it… *blinks*
*Dress: Maimai BlackLabel – Shae
Hair: D!va Hair – Sayaka3 Type A – Onyx
*Barrett: Miss Virtual World Finalist Headband 2011 (Not available for purchase)
Earrings: CCD – Maxima Earrings by Caithlin Carter
Ring: CCD – Halley – Silver – Verical by Caithlin Carter
*Necklace: Cae – Princess Solitaire – Diamond (Gatcha Item)
Skin & Appliers: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha
Hands: Slink – Mesh hands – Casual
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eyes – Twilight Steel Shadow
Eyelashes: Mon Cheri – Falsies Eyelashes
Poses: Di’s Opera