The Birth of a New Reality

Meiling - le Garcon

We are very pleased to be sharing more extraordinary designs from the House of Meiling. This real life designer continues to send a shockwave through the SL fashion world from her Caribbean island home of Trinidad and Tobago. The texture, line and flow of Meiling’s SL designs are transmigrated from her real fabric sewn creations, creating a “New Reality” in SL fashion. A minimalist designer, Meiling has always made a point to emphasize that her designs are meant to “show the woman in the clothes, and not the clothes on the woman”. I think it is reasonable to say a new era in SL women’s fashion has begun.

Meiling - le Garcon

Comfortable and vogue is the Le Garcon outfit , a light creation of a soft flowing short dress which hints of a peasant blouse heritage. As the name suggests, there might be a wee touch of boyish influence, but the result is totally feminine. This outfit is made for the active avatar, the movement could not be more brilliant. While the Le Garcon outfit will definitely work in a very casual setting, we are happy to show, with a touch of glam styling you can effectively shift your eye-catching look to be perfectly suited to an evening event.

WTG - Nemesis Jewelry & Nails

Sequoia has opted for jewelry and nails from tosy Xue of WTG to bring that effect. We both were so excited to see tosy’s new Nemesis monthly gift set which includes not only his signature unique jewelry and nails, but a totally fresh look with the smashing bespectacled sun spectacles, some really cool jeweled sunglasses, with an awesomely fun animation that will have you pushing them to the top of your head or returning them to your nose to block the sun.

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Le Garcon – NEW from House of Meiling
Hair – UPP382 by booN
Jewelry & Nails – “Nemesis” NEW WTG Group Gift (earrings, bangles, nails and glasses!)
Shoes – Cassandra by SLink

Meiling - Lady Sings the Blues

Meiling’s “Lady Sings the Blues” dress really sets the stage for any performer or audience member. This little dress could easily be both casual or dressy and i found it totally comfortable in both stylings. And yes, this dress is really made from denim! A bit of surprise at first for KymSara until she slipped it on. “The softest denim i have ever found”, she said, and we both love the look of the matched sheer overskirt, a very innovative approach!

Meiling - Lady Sings the Blues (2)

The Nemisis set from WTG gets another look to show its versatility, and deservedly so! Kym was delighted to discover Kia Goodliffe is back with a fresh branding of her hair designs in the new shop. The vivacious Keely had a lovely cascade of curls Kym thought just right with look!

Meiling - Lady Sings the Blues (Close)

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Lady Sings the Blues – NEW from House of Meiling
Hair – Keely from
Skin – Tanya by Tuli
Shoes – Plastique by Kalnins
Jewelry & Nails – Nemesis by WTG
Poses – Body Talking

MEILING Crosses the Line Part 1

Meiling's Whimsy

We wish to welcome MEILING, a real life and world renowned fashion designer, who makes home in Trinidad and Tobago and now in Second Life! Her designs lend themselves so well to traverse from the real to our pixeled reality. Her fabrics are so lush and textured they bring true life to our animated form. Kym and i will show four outfits in two posts of those awesome designs featured from her inaugural Second Life collection. We can’t possibly explain how excited we were to hear Chigadee London of Couture Chapeau was collaborating with MEILING to champion her designs in SL. We hope and trust this will be one of many such relationships that will develop between RL designers and those in SL and that it will lead to a greater exchange of ideas and how we perceive fashion in both worlds.

meiling bloomer

I first selected the Whimsey Bloomer set to showcase, i adore how this short pantset, like many of MEILING’s designs, is welcome in a multitude of settings. Did you see me at the Boulevard Agency show wearing this outfit? If not, no worries, i will be out and about in it often. The sleeves are a dream, shaped to give a nice softness to the shoulders the detail is fantastic to the button up back closure which gives such a wonderful elegance for a short set. The blousing meets the waist of the bloomers that share the same soft crumples, as the sleeves, adding extra softness and femininity. This Whimsey Bloomer set is destined to be a best seller.

Meiling's Whimsy (detail)

I had just made this new unnamed jewelry set for the cover model of the inaugural issue of Peoplz Magazine and it is so perfect to the blue grey of the material and laid well against the breast. See it soon at Aurora Borealis. Looking for other accent pieces i found a recent release nail set that included optional bangles from WTG. The Magna Mater in platinum bangle was perfect fit and the nails well see for yourself another must have from tosy Xue.

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – M- Whimsy Bloomer Set from MEILING
Jewelry – unnamed Peoplz cover model necklace and earring set by +Aurora Borealis+
Nails – **Magna Mater-Platinum set including optional Bangles from +:+WTG+:+
Hair – Jill Ebony by Tukinowguma
Shoes – O Wedges by Stiletto Moody
Skin – LAQ

KymSara is wearing the Origami Crumpled Dress with an intricately folded prim skirt and origami shoulder corsage from MEILING; every outfit you find in her house of fashion draws directly from her RL designs. The texture and fabric selection sets this dress apart from all your other LBD’s! Meiling has managed to capture every crease, fold and scrunch of the crumpled linen texture delightfully in this creation.

Crumpled Origami

While it could be easily dressed up or worn in a casual setting, Kym chose dressing it up with tosy Xue’s WTG Easter Egg collection with the jewelry accent pieces and elegant nails. tosy continues to wow us with not only fab new releases but a monthly gift that always brings surprises.

Crumpled Origami (2)

So clever and exciting stayed tuned for more MEILING!!!!

Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Origami Crumpled Dress – NEW from House of MEILING
Jewelry – Easter Egg Set (Earrings, bracelet and nails) from +:+WTG+:+
Shoes – Bare Katherine by Stiletto Moody
Poses – Body Talking