I did my second class at Miss Virtual World Academy yesterday. It was a class called "From model to diva" by Miaa Rebane, Miss Virtual World 2010. The main focus was on redefining "diva" in a positive way. I won't try to explain how here, if you want to know, enroll for the course!
Part of the class focussed on make-up and accessories, and we were given an on the spot styling task. Our challenge was to start from a base outfit of black, and use jewellery and accessories to create a look which we could describe in one line.
Now, I often spend a lot of time putting a look together, so for me, on the spot styling is just a bit scary - but I have to admit, sometimes working fast and making snap decisions can create a really bold, strong look, that could well get lost in nuances given a few more hours of fiddling. This was the look I came up with.
Next was skin, hair and nails. I wanted an edgy, high fashion hairdo that was in proportion to the outfit - not overshadowing the fluffy shoulders of the sYs collar, but with a bit of height. Another new purchase, as yet unworn, came out of my inventory - the Rockeuse hair from Plume. Just right.
I knew I needed a pale skin with dramatic makeup, and I wanted to bring some colour to the look, so I pulled out one of my latest favourite skins from Glam Affair - Gio in Pale. The red eyes and lips against the pale creamy skin make a perfect foil for the stark monochrome clothing. I added ultra long red nails from Mstyle to give a touch of red at the fingertips.
Finally, earrings. Again, I wanted something edgy and high fashion in keeping with the look. I tried Solar Bloom in black from Gems and Kisses - and they worked! I added the bracelet as well, on my left wrist, to give a bit of interest on the arm. I like the way the spikes echo the spikiness of the fur sleeves and my long eyelashes too. Job done! And what did I learn? Sometimes working fast can get great results, as I work instinctively. And I really need to sort my inventory better if I want to be able to style great looks at the drop of a hat!