Mami Jewell of Azul has quickly become on of the best designers of gowns in Second Life and the recently released Melena gown is a wonderful example of her design ability.  Azul offers gowns in many styles and colors, so you’re likely to find one appropriate for any occasion.  Weather you need a full ball gown or something tighter fitting to show off your curves, there is sure to be something that satisfies.  Sophisticated, glamorous and alluring gowns can all be found at Azul.

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The Melena is a sexy two-toned gown with a diaphanous mermaid skirt.  The skirt and one side of the bodice are black, while the rest is in a contrasting lighter color that causes that desired second look.  Colors available are Pink, Aqua, Lavender, Sand, Nude and the Silver seen in the photos.  This gown is further enriched with intricate gold embroidery and lace and feather detailing on the single shoulder strap.  The matching armlets are part of th shirt layer top which allows for wearing glove layer nail polish necessary for that total glamorous look.

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During one of the weeks in November, I was privileged to have been chosen as a runway model for JCNY’s Model Fest.  What a great experience it was.  During this time, the models that I met on the runway I found to be exceptional.  Everyone had a wide range of talents and abilities that they had put to work for themselves in Second Life.  One of the ladies that I met is named Bliss Beningborough, the owner/founder and designer of Bliss Beningborough Couture.

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Bliss caught my eye on the runway, with some of the most beautiful and innovative gowns that she was wearing.  The quality was beautiful and the texture was flowing and smooth, with caring detail shown in each gown.  I am always on the look out for unique and quality driven lines of cloths.  So I happened to ask Bliss where she was purchasing her clothing and she happily told me that she is the designer and maker of most all that she wears.  I knew right then that I must check her line out more closely after the Model Fest and help promote her designs through this blog.  I know that we are all looking for the up and coming designers who have what it takes to become one of the leaders.  I feel that Bliss has this going and I can truly say that I love her cloths and how sexy and feminine I feel in them.  Thanks Bliss.

Bliss has currently opened three stores and I can tell you that I have visited each and there are always women in her shops searching for just the right outfit or gown for their needs.  Grab her cloths up while they are still so reasonably priced and before she hits the big time.  Because her talents are taking her to the top.

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Swanilda Gown and Akoya Pearls

Last week I had the distinct opportunity to interview both Mami Jewell and edo Tone of Styles of edo.  Collectively they have released two stunning creations, the Swanilda Gown by Mami and the Akaya Pearls by edo.  The release date for both was November 8, 2008.  As we know both of these designers are centered towards bringing to our second life fashion experience, a true taste of excellence.
 
The beautiful Swanilda Gown was inspired by the ballet Copellia, which was written over 200 years ago.  Copellia is a life like doll and Swanilda is a young woman.  Mami had originally designed the Copellia Dress, which is a shorter version of the long and flowing Swanilda.
 
The Akoya Pearls, were an inspiration to edo, by him admiring these old pearls and learning the history of them.  It was then his desire to reproduce these exquisite pearls for our use in second life.  Reproduce he has done in life like sense. 
 
I will run a brief history of each design, just prior to the pictures.
 

 

Coppelia is an adaptation of “The Sandman,” a story written by the German Romanticist, E.T.A. Hoffman, almost 200 years ago. The ballet, with music by Leo Delibes, first performed over 100 years ago in Paris, was choreographed by Arthur Saint-Leon, ballet master of the Paris Opera at the time.

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