In the world of fashion, people are always looking for new and fresh.  Often times it is found with the discovery of a new talented designer, which causes us to constantly search for unheralded names.   But the truly talented continue to turn out fresh ideas regularly.  In our quest for new we shouldn’t make the mistake of ignoring those we already know and one to whom we need always pay attention is Sissy Pessoa of Baiastice.  Sissy has been around the Second Life fashion scene for a number of years and over that time has been on of the leaders in creativity and talent.  Besides her constant innovations in clothing of many styles, she has also branched into other areas including skins, lingerie, shoes, lashes and nails.  Below are several outfits recently available and photographed at various locations around the Costa Rica Sims where a Baiastice store is also located.  All are shown with Baiastice skins as well.

This first couture ensemble, above, is the BlackAndrea dress, perfect for admiring the art works at the Criss Museum of Contemporary Art in Alajuela.  The strapless bodice and knee-length pencil skirt form a classy and feminine silhouette.  The hat adds a modern flair while the included gloves and stockings are keeping with the classic feel.  The skin here is Baiastice_D. Casting-Peach-make up 10 BK.  The look is completed with Laqroki Cutie hair in black, Stiletto Moody Pinups in Black Patent Python and Necklace No 128 [small] and Earrings No 127 in silver from Kraftika.

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THIS WEEKS BLOG CENTERS ON MIMI JUNEAU OF MIMI’S CHOICE

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MIMI’S CHOICE for Women

 

It was a while back when I first met Mimi Juneau.  My partner and I were looking for mens clothing and ran into Mimi at her men’s store.  She was there and assisted us so patiently.  She then took us over to her women’s store, where she showed us all of her choices in clothing.  Her store is well layed out and is adorned by so many beautiful and well crafted desiger clothing from the finest designers in Second Life.

Mimi seems to be such a big part of her success.  She is there working along side of her models to not only tell you about each article of clothing, but she will also put it on and wear it for you, so that you can actually see how it looks when worn.  I have found this extremely helpful.  All of us have purchased different outfits and put them on, to find that they just don’t look like what the picture portrays.  So the helpfulness of displaying the clothing on herself is immensely helpful.  I believe that if Mimi is not in her store, you can but IM her and she will come as soon as she can to assist you with your purchases.  Also, there are always the models who will work with you as well.  Having a dedicated staff on hand at all times is such a wonderful accessory to a clothing store.

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Sonia28 Jie has impressed many fanshionistas with her daring necklines and elegant silhouettes.  Her line, Son!a, provides the women who seeks chic and provocative everything she needs to complete a polished, formal look.  Pictures fail to accurately portray the vibrant colors and detailed textures of Sonia28’s garments.  The tasteful drama of a Son!a gown must be appreciated in person and transforms the wearer into a queen for the night.  Sonia28 gives us insight into Son!a.

Christiana: How long have you been in Second Life (TM), and when/how did your business begin?
Sonia28: I am sixteen months old.  My business started a year ago in a 512×512 land with a few designs.

Christiana: What sparked your interest in starting your own line?
Sonia28: I started designing when I was 3 days old.  I searched for tutorials.  The tutorials on Natalia Zelmanov’s “Mermaid Diaries” blog were particularly helpful. In addition, I used my formal knowledge in Illustrator and Photoshop.  Creating a line or collection was what drove me into Second Life (TM).

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