Top Model Competition

Walk Across the Continents

Welcome to the First Official Runway presentation of the finalists of the 2013 Colour of Couture Top Modeling Competition entitled “Walk Across the Continents.” We are pleased you have chosen to join us for a fantastic journey of adventure and fashion presented in the exquisite shopping experience, BeStyle District at the impressive BOA CENTER : Home to Mimmi Boa Modeling Academy.

Reign Congrejo

I am Reign Congrejo, Founder, Co-Owner, CEO and Visionary for Colour of Couture.

Colour of Couture is a Top Model Competition created to bring mainstream awareness to Women of Color in Second Life Fashion, culture and to honor women of color for their contributions and achievements. — including but not limited to: Aboriginal, African/African Diaspora, Alaska Native, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American, Maori, Native American Indian, South Sea and Pacific Island, and Indigenous heritages throughout the world.

I would like to give you a little bit of background about today’s show…
Each of the Colour of Couture finalists were asked IF YOU COULD REPRESENT A CERTAIN ETHNICITY WITHIN COUNTRY OF THE WORLD, HOW WOULD YOU DO IT AND DO IT WITH STYLE ?.

I suggested that if I was one of the wealthiest women in the world and wanted to go on a trip around the world and learn about different countries and cultures and was intrigued particularly in learning more of the fashion of such countries; what can you show me that would make me want to visit? Each of the finalists wrote their own story which is intended to enhance their presentation. They were given a starting point to begin with such questions as: Can you convey passion in the fashion you present, so much so that their will be a demand to purchase it? Do you have what it takes to be the next Miss Colour of Couture? We hope these questions and many more will be answered in this presentation.

Now it’s your turn to ride along on this global tour, I wish you all an amazing trip…

Sitting in a dark room, surfing the Internet, at times we see so many different things and go so many different places that we don’t realize what’s there until it’s gone. Friends, Family, Fashion…. everything is here and at the same time everything is gone. Until we push back from our computers and step outside. The sounds of the city, the calmness of the country. The smell of the food, the joy of dance. Our world experience wraps around us and help us to remember who we are and why we exist.

Our cultures influence us in so many ways. Fashion is no different, throughout the years, throughout the countries, fashion has continued to evolve and develop, at its core, Fashion helps us to define who we are. It helps us to represent the true nature of all people, to define us as we define it. Fashion is a visual history of us all, reflecting our darkest hours, and giving light to our brightest moments. From America to Africa, Europe to Asia, and all places in between. We invite you to sit back and enjoy this colorful trip around the world of ethnic fashion. – The true Colors of Couture.


Adriel Huntress

Elegant, gentle and demure, all traits of the beautiful Geisha. These stunning Japanese icons have been the dream of every little boy and the envy of every little girl in Japan for years.

Sadly however, in the past, most of these little girls were sold to their Okiya and forced to work as slaves to repay their debt before ever being able to train as Geisha. The strong willed and dedicated were able to overcome their hardships. As was so aptly quoted in the book and film, ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’, “If you keep your destiny in mind, every moment in life becomes an opportunity for moving closer to it.”

So today I present myself Geisha! Wearing FallenAngels Creations Necranthus Kimono in white – This kimono shows all the exquisite details that a top Geisha would expect in her attire with a modern flare, with Maitreya’s Gold * IXkin shoes completing the outfit. Wearing RAW House Trilby – black hair, and makeups which include Tuty’s Runway on the moon – Ethereal, Glamorize: Metal Mania – Old Gold Shadow and Glossy’s – Line Black, I bring Geisha’s history into today’s world. Finally, with the Golden Peacock Crown from [ity.], RYCA Choker in gold, erratic cuffs in gold and Glow studio Pratis Ring in gold, the outfit is complete.

This Geisha has overcome – and proudly carries her traditions forward for future generations.


Ivyana Szondi

Antigua and Barbuda are known for their exquisite landscapes, the entwining of many cultures, and almost perfect weather. One great pastime there is cricket.

To represent her homeland, Ivyana has chosen pieces that keep the memories of home fresh. The texture of her hair is a feature of some of the locals. The flower symbolizes a type that grows there. Ivyana’s necklace shows the national animal and her bracelets and nails represent a fruit which comes from her country. Her bodice contains the national flower of her home; the red jewels commemorate the struggles of the land.

Ivyana wears a belt in the color blue. It is a symbol of hope which is present in the nation’s flag. The earrings and skirt are examples of the fashion in her homeland; light, fun and vivid in color. Ivyana has the versatility and compassion to be a key representation of this exotic country.

She is empowered by her people’s abilities to strive against many past and current adversities and will carry such strength to honor her nation. She plans to work diligently to give this country a larger platform.


Jada Warbunsee

My name is Jada WARBUNSEE and I am from French Guiana which is in South America and I am a Creole. This French overseas department and territory is a multi-cultural society where each group still maintains its cultural characteristics and traditions. In the city, the carnival, which lasts the longest in the world, still characterizes traditional Creole company that for over a century enriched with new costumes and renewed symbolism.

The population of Guyana is characterized by its diversity:

  • The Guyanese Creole (about 40% of the population)
  • Native Americans in six races (the Arawak’s, the Palikus the Galibis the Wayanas or Roucouyennes the Oyampis or Wayampis, and swivels). They represent about 4500 people.
  • The Black-brown (the Saramacas the Bonis or Aluqus the Djukas). They represent about 4000 people.
  • The Hmong, who arrived in 1977, representing about 2,000 people gathered in the towns of Cocoa and Javouhey.
  • The Metropolitan currently represent about 12% of the population.
  • Other populations (Chinese, Lebanese, Brazilians, Haitians, Surinamese) account for nearly 40% of the population of Guyana.

In view of the great interest that I have in these different cultures that make up the French Guiana.

The outfit I’m wearing today is one that I wish to pay tribute to Black-Brown called the tribe to which they belong “Aluku, Ndyuka, Paamaka and Saamaka” who have preserved some African customs and traditions. The Black-Brown whose history is rooted in the heroic struggles of their ancestors, enslaved in the Americas, tore their freedom to settlers. In view of my great interest that I have in these different cultures, that make up the French Guiana, and that I am myself Creole, therefore the result of a cultural miscegenation, I think I do well representing the great people of this country


Jamee Sandalwood

Rich culture, warm and friendly people, and deeply rooted traditions revolving around food, dance and family all draw millions of people to the Andalusian region of Spain every year.

Jamee Sandalwood welcomes us with open arms to the region of Seville, an area that hosts the two icons of Andalusian culture; bullfights and the Flamenco. The Flamenco is one of the most emotion filled dances featuring rhythmic hand claps and stomps, along with movements that mimic the flame of the campfire by which the Andalusian Gypsies danced in a very proud and bold fashion. Jamee shows us how to look like a local ready to celebrate using traditional Flamenco Dance in her bold Flamenco gown from Ancient Creations.

You will certainly become a part of the culture in this gown featuring Spanish lace trim along frilly ruffles consistent with Spanish Gypsy heritage. These ruffles are whipped around in a frenzy combined with hand claps from her castanets and rhythmic stomps from her N-Core Cuore Mesh Flamenco style Shoes in Red Passion to mimic the flame. As Jamee moves, we catch a glimpse of the fluttering fringe on her shawl created by RA Creations in a traditional, polka-dot pattern.

Her red, metallic manicure from PurpleMoon, Fever Cat-eye makeup from Kyoot, and rose filled Ole up do from Vanity Hair accented with the Hermosa Espina hair fan created by Finesmith Designs capture the passion and style of the Andalusian people as she invites us to clap along with her. Finishing touches include the Tokyo Tears Hoop earrings in Red from Maxi Gossamer and Madison beaded necklace from Virtual Impressions.

As Jamee finishes her welcoming dance, she glances up and feels the warm embrace of her grandfather looking down as she holds true to her heritage and the traditions that he has instilled in her making her the woman she is today. There is no better way to show her love for her grandfather, heritage and traditions then to share them with all.


Laiti

Want to know who I am? My story? Who is Laiti?

I’ll tell you a story .. MY true story ..

Laiti resident was born in a chance encounter that made me discover a second life … a world where I could finally express myself and to discover people around the l ..

I’m french I love my country …. I am a Cameroonian and I love my country .. I metisse …

La France, Paris the fashion capital, Place Vendome, CoCo Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Paul Gauthier and other magicians of fashion .. Mutliculturel a country, its very different campaigns with their endearing inhabitants.

My country is part of Europe which is nicknamed the old continent … a very rich history which still inspires the greatest filmmakers. Fine kitchen, .. absoluments fabulous monuments that will transport you to the past. La France, my mother, always elegant, refinement, discrete and respectful … I love it.

My skin color is “chocolate” …. I owe to my father who is Cameroonian ….. a different culture .. and I feel fine …

Cameroon is located on the west side of Central Africa has the Altantic ocean is beautiful country … it is very rich in emotions. Oh, if you could meet these people … always smiling, with a huge solidarity between them .. they support, I love their laughter … lol it is a simple community and revered life. Stunning and very diverse landscapes, desert, beach, tropical, multi climate .. I want to say that this is a paradise.

I’ll give you some secrets beauty of African women but Chuuuuut .. ☺

The “soap macabo” which is a local production etincelra your skin and palm oil is, she loved to invigorate and nourish the skin. Hair is an integral part of the beauty of a woman. Cameroon and attach great importance precisely. Whatever the occasion, holidays, career or life, the Cameroonian woman imposes a duty to be sublimely wearing. the “Rastas”, the “hook”, the “twisted”, the “reversed” … and the list is still very long! *

The beauty secrets of the Cameroonian woman, also resident in the care given to their dress. The typical clothing widely used by women in Cameroon, it is Obom. We also have the Kaba, used on special occasions by mature women. For its part, the Cameroonian youth prefer to wear western fashion, young women preferring to showcase their curves.

I am passionate about the Cameroon which is so different from France where I live since my childhood, it allows me to sometimes relativized and open up to others and the world .. this mix enriched me as it is complete …

France or Cameroon, Cameroon or France .. my choice is made …. I am Franco-Cameroonian ….. I’m metisse … I’m Laiti. ♫


Leezah Kaddour

Stoned Cherrie, established in 2000, is an African lifestyle brand that is expressive of urban culture in South Africa. Their vision is to become a premier African brand pioneering a Cultural Revolution in Africa. The brand was started in an effort to represent afro-urban culture by creating a platform for self expression. They have built brand equity over the last thirteen years by representing this culture in a way that is truthful and that takes fashion out of the realm of pretense, emulation and frivolity.

Leezah wanted to represent her country, South Africa by wearing her own interpretation of this brand, adapted to Second Life, by wearing a mix and match recreation featuring the Zoroaide Mesh Maxi Dress-Multi-sungold by Baiastice, a colorful and vivid number, very close in shape and design to those featured in Real Life, paired with the LeLutka BADU turban in matching color.

Her glitter short nails by Izzie’s in nude, and her make up (:N::.. W.G.A.S. Leopard Black eyeshadow and Pandora’s Mizu Thunderbird lip-gloss by mock) were kept subtle to keep mainly the focus to the jewelry and turban features.

Her feet are almost hidden inside the long dress but she chose to wear the Thong Sandals Natural by COCO to go with it. The jewelry consisting of the Africa Gold Feathers upper arm bracelet by Amarelo Manga, the Janna Statemente Necklace Golden by Glam Affair and the Ankle Cuffs and Bangles in Gold by BOOM compliment the look and give the tribal ethnic touch required for this showcase.


Liberty Lighthouse

Liberty Lighthouse is an Ambassador and is representing San Juan, Puerto Rico. Liberty was chosen by her people to be their representative, because she is a dedicated individual who is committed and determined with great communication skills and providing excellent service here in her own land.

What makes her unique is that she has a passion for her country, Liberty is a people’s person who encourages, also Liberty’s experience has been very helpful to her people. For three years she has been meeting people of different nationalities and educating them about her country. With her doing that she has motivated other countries to increase job satisfaction and productivity. Liberty came here today to describe her country to everyone.

Liberty begins by talking about the history of her country. Puerto Rico (Spanish for “rich port”) is an unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the United States, The commonwealth of Puerto Rico may be a U.S. territory, but it has a rich culture and heritage all its own. The history of the island has shaped its traditional styles of dress up through the present. San Juan – the capital; has one of the biggest natural harbors in the Caribbean. Due to its location, Puerto Rico also enjoys a tropical climate and is subject to the Atlantic hurricane season. The Puerto Rico’s national flower is the Puerto Rican hibiscus. And the Official languages of the island are Spanish and English, with Spanish being the primary language.

Traditional Puerto Rican clothing are usually bright and a bit loose-fitting. They are a mix of Spanish, Carribean,and South American. Although most of the outfits you’ll see on locals are just the same as what you’d expect in any Western nation, the influence of historical costumes is particularly apparent during special occasions and traditional holidays. Today the Puerto Rican climate still dictates fashion as it requires light colors and breathable fabrics. Lightweight cotton, silks and linen clothing is most appropriate for both casual and business gatherings in Puerto Rico. Synthetic fibers are not frequently used because they do not breathe well.

For Liberty’s outfit, she has chosen to take the Puerto Rican tradition and fast forward to a more present element of her style all though. She is still keeping some of her Puerto Rican tradition ,like a beautiful pink Puerto Rican hibiscus flower in her hair, also a breathable daringly wrapped off-shouldered bright yellow blouse with ruffles and charmeuse silk fabric, she combined with an ultra bright yellow and pink flexi skirt tempting the sun to warm her bare legs. Liberty knows she is wearing the perfect ensemble for a tropical climate.

Liberty then smiles sweetly and says “so come and see for yourself our Spanish-style colonial charm and try our traditional foods, Also come and feel our tropical climate, You will enjoy a nice golden tan!” As Liberty begins to leave to catch her plane back to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Liberty hopes she has encouraged you all to come visit and see what San Juan, Puerto Rico has to offer.


Maile Michinaga

I am Proud to represent the Republic of the Philippines. The Philippines is well known for its rich history and historic cities, thousands of island beach destinations, natural preserves parks, Filipino cuisine and the people’s generous hospitality which makes it great vacation destination.

If you’re into shopping or city night life, Metro Manila is the national Capital region of the country and is known to be best shopping destinations in Asia. There are wide collection of shopping centers offers a range from local to international shops and shopping malls found in the business and financial districts such as the Ortigas Center and Bonifacios global City to High-end shopping centers located at the Ayala Center.

The island of Luzon is one of the main islands representing the Philippines, which is my birth place in Manila.

I chose the classic style of Maria Clara dress style similar to the Spanish or flamenco style gown combined with the baro’t saya of the early Filipina women. Traditionally the gown is worn for special occasion, weddings, dance or fiestas. during the time of Spanish occupation in mid-1800’s. The dress is composed of four pieces, “Camisa” this is collarless waist length Translucent chemise, with bell shaped or angel wing sleeves. “Panuelo” or scarf is stiff covering for the neck which acts as embellishments added to it, its purpose is for modesty.

“Saya” or Skirt is the floor length two panel skirt and last the Tapis, this is second layer bandeau or waist scarf which is usually madras or solid bold muslin fabric.

The Modern Maria Clara is still worn with much pride and the purpose of the gown was to project the theme that was “The world-class capacity of the Filipina woman”

Along with the traditions, town fiestas and national holidays are celebrated with full participation of the city or municipals. As many say it’s what’s fun you will find in the Philippine islands.


Puhi Rotaru

Legend has it that a Beautiful woman was created from molten, rumbling Lava, deep in the belly of the Hawaiian volcano, Kilauea ( ke-la-u-we-aa ). Her beauty surpassed all other goddesses in the Hawaiian Islands. She was not only beautiful , she was strong and had a heart of Fire.

Let us embark on a journey as I take you from the past to the present Hawaii…

My present day styling is a combination of old and new Hawaii. Keeping the beauty and strength, yet adding a touch of wildness to any night life here in the islands. My shoulder cloak and strings (Dancing by Champagne) is a remembrance of a High Chieftess cloak in ancient times, but quickly transforms for a night of shaking on the dance floors in Waikiki.

My hair (EMO-tions Windblown Black ), gives an impression of fierce and wild but fun look. The Fire Heels (OMG Fire), Fire hands (MST Flame hands), and make up (Gauze Fire Fox Flame), brings you to the belly of the volcano as Pele (the volcano Goddess) is born, to feel the fire in your heart as you burn up the dance floors here in the night. And the beautiful Red hibiscus flower (Itny Lisle : Fresh Trash) of the Hawaiian Islands is worn proudly in Ancient and Present times to show the beauty, friendliness and love for all people in our world.

So, even if times have changed from past to present, one thing still remains, The BEAUTY, STRENGTH, and FIRE of a WOMAN.


Selina Graycloud

“Ko na Mauri”

We welcome Selina Graycloud who comes to us from Kiribati (pronounced KEE-ree-buhss) a Micronesian island group in the Pacific Ocean. She is styled in the traditional attire with an edgy modern twist. Her hat, designed by Lelutka, is embedded with feathers from the Frigate bird which symbolizes strength and power at sea. Her Asymmetrical top and skirt designed by Annianka with a touch of Cielo Blue proudly displays her countries flag. As Sabi Heels from Bishojo and Kunglars Jewelry complete her look.

“Like a blue silk ribbon floating in a vast expanse of sea, fringed by white sand beaches with a covering of trees. They say the sea will one day claim our beautiful Island chain, where palm trees grow and children play…nothing will remain?” There are remnants of the Second World War, the climate change raises sea levels which slowly engulf these lands, and the lack of organized trash disposal pollute the crystal blue waters. But, you will be hard pressed to find sad faces among us, for we flourish and survive life’s obstacles thru family, passion, and spirit. Respect for one another and personal pride reigns highly here, and our traditional cultures are still very much alive. It is this perseverance of my people which exemplify one of the many reasons I am proud to represent these beautiful islands.

“Ti a boo.”


Sera (gig1)

Mabuhay everyone! My name is Sera (gig1 resident). It is a great honor for me to be here today to represent the country of the Philippines in Colour of Couture 2013. Known as the “Pearl of the Orient”, comprising with over 7,107 islands, the Philippines is a beautiful country rich in history and culture. I’m proud to be Filipina because no matter how bad things get we always seem to find something positive or something to smile about to keep ourselves going. I will work hard and give my best to make you all proud.

Maraming salamat!

I’m wearing the “Grace” corset and “Ava” skirt is from Ladies Who Lunch, designed by Faint Paulse. The “Philippines Heroinen” belt and collar is from Champagne Couture. The jewelry I am wearing is from U&RDogs.


Sidney Abbott

Sidney would like to welcome everyone and thank you for being here today.

Sidney is from the city of Cape Town, South Africa. She would like to tell you a little about her beautiful city and the culture.

Cape Town is the second-most populated city in South Africa after Johannesburg, and the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape. As the seat of the National Parliament, it is also the legislative capital of the country. The city is famous for its harbor as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, as well as for such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Cape Town is also Africa’s most popular tourist destination. Cape Town is not only the most popular international tourist destination in South Africa, but Africa as a whole. Sidney is very proud to be a citizen of Cape Town.

Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town was originally developed by the Dutch East India Company as a supply station for Dutch ships sailing to Eastern Africa, India, and the Far East. Jan van Riebeeck’s arrival on 6 April 1652 established the first permanent European settlement in South Africa. Today’s Cape Town houses many people from different countries and culture with an estimated population of 3.74 million.

Dutch and English were the first official languages of South Africa.

Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate with mild, moderately wet winters and dry, warm summers. Because of the warm weather most clothing is made of light, breathable fabrics and loose fitting.

Located in a CI Biodiversity hotspot as well as the unique Cape Floristic Region, the city of Cape Town has one of the highest levels of biodiversity of any equivalent area in the world. These protected areas are a World Heritage Site, and an estimated 2,200 species of plants are confined to Table Mountain.

Cape Town is the economic hub of the Western Cape Province, South Africa’s second main economic centre and Africa’s third main economic hub city. It serves as the regional manufacturing centre in the Western Cape. It also has the primary harbor and airport in the province. The large government presence in the city – both as the capital of the Western Cape and the seat of the National Parliament – has led to increased revenue and growth in industries that serve the government. Cape Town hosts many conferences, particularly in the recently expanded Cape Town International Convention Centre, which opened in June 2003.

South Africans are generally laid back when it comes to clothing so no need to haul out your best silks and diamonds when heading for our shores unless you’re attending a very prestigious event. Because of the warm weather most clothing worn in South Africa is very casual with it’s bright colors and textures. Clothes are cool, light and comfortable. African clothing is the traditional clothing, often vibrantly colored, worn by the African- American people of Africa. In some instances these traditional garments have been replaced by western clothing introduced by European colonialists. In Southern Africa distinctive shirts are worn, like the long dresses they wear. For instance, South Africa is known for the Madiba shirt.

Because of her humanitarian interest in Cape Town, South Africa Sidney was asked to present a very prestigious award to the Executive Mayor of Cape Town for his continued efforts in helping the South African people. Sidney accepted the invitation because she believes in the people of South Africa and feels they are a warm, inviting people even with the hardships they face. She wants to represent her country with a genuine concern and love of her country.

Today Sidney is wearing a ceremonial dress. Rich in the color of blue with gold accents in the fabric. The fabric is silk and very comfortable with it’s loose, flowing skirt. Sidney is also wearing African jewelry in gold. She has bracelets of gold that decorate her arms from the wrists up to the upper arm with different shapes and sizes of the bracelets. Sidney is also wearing an exquisite gold crown with beautiful gold leaves surrounding it. She also chose her makeup in blue and gold to accentuate the colors of her garment. She accessorized the dress with gorgeous gold heels.

She is ready to meet the Executive Mayor at the Cape Town International Convention Centre and present him with his award.
Sidney hopes that if you ever have the chance that you will visit Cape Town, South Africa with all of it’s splendor, history and culture that makes it one of the most sought after vacation spots.


Spirit Llewellyn

Belize

The Colors and tropical fauna are in abundance in the Belize
One can find many diverse landscapes from the Mayan ruins, Glorious Beaches, Pristine Waters to Tropical Rainforest’s.

Today I have incorporated many patterns and colors from the various peoples of Belize. From rich reds, to bright blues and oranges. I am using influences from many different Times in Belize’s History. Aztec, Mayan and Hispanic…

  • Skirts ~ I pared a modern mini skirt from Little Bones with bright colorful Aztec Print Type texture.
    With a train from Nymphoto that started out as a solid color of pale blue. I added texture that is bold and colorful with many different Latin influenced patterns
  • Shirt ~ Olivia Aphrodite Fashions. Elegant sexy in black floral print
  • Boots ~ caja-Print Aztec Boots, with bead work from Aztec origins,
  • Jewelry ~ The Collar is from Emo-tions Hera dress as well as the Cuffs (formally also plain collar) that I re-textured to match the train. Earrings and Tiara are (MANIAC) Aphrodite Red
  • Hair ~ Baiastice Vizzy, Topped by Kizarma Boa Headpiece In Orange
  • Makeup- Baiastice Beauty Marks, Mock- Taste the Skittles Rainbow Makeover
  • Nails ~ Leverocci mesh round short nails.Lizard Glitter
  • Lashes ~ *GA* Mesh Lashes Mysteria.

…Creating a style that is as bright, bold and colorful as I am !


Zivaah Resident

Presenting to you Curacao. The hidden treasure in the Caribbean, known by many not as an island but as the classic blue Curacao liqueur-infused cocktail distilled on the island by the local people.

But actually:

Curacao is more than just and alcoholic beverage, and much more than a warm island with beaches. it is a great blend of Caribbean and European history and architecture with great people ready to make your visit the best experience it can possibly be.

Our people meet and greet you in several different languages including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch and Papiamento – a mix of Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese.

In Curacao you will find warmth, amazing natural beauty, colorful architecture, spectacular spas and delicious cuisine with an excellent year-round climate and consistently beautiful weather
The universal diversity of our people and culture and its past inspired me to step forward as the phoenix, a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. This bird associated with the sun is the fire in our heart, the strength and struggles of our ancestors obtaining new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor.

Like the the Majestic Oriole with its beautiful song in the early morning and the only pure yellow kibrahacha tree blooming in the middle of the dry ground. The yellow – of my outfit – gives life to my inspiration of Curaçao’s rich heritage and culture, partnered with exquisite beaches, stunning architecture, multicultural diversity makes Curacao’s picturesque country where in the capital you find the gabled Dutch colonial buildings painted in a soft pastels and vivid hues. An unusual pontoon footbridge crosses the harbour and swings open for ships. In Curacao shopping is not a distraction or just something to pick up a few souvenirs, it’s a cultural experience.

A country on its own from the year 2010 where with pride, I can say, we will put our self on the map in the fashion world. We already started with our own International Fashion week in the last weeks of May where many international designers will be showcasing their creativity with a hint of folklore and culture. Curacao is a treasure waiting to be found with the most creative and dynamic and fashionable people because for us:

Fashion never ends


I would like to introduce to Sequoia Nightfire, Co-Owner and CEO of Colour of Couture Top Modeling Competition.

Sequoia Nightfire

We thank you so very much for joining us for our global excursion as presented by the finalists of the Colour of Couture – Top Model Competition. We wish to thank the wonderful hosting of this program by DiamondGem Destiny and the awesome accompanying musical soundtrack provided by our DJ Nani Xue. We also wish to thank Mimmi Boa Modeling Academy for the use of this runway on which I was able to build this planetary set and to Agtaope Carter-Lane owner of the beautiful shopping district BeStyle.

Please welcome Colour of Couture founder Reign Congrejo back to the runway along with a last look at the beautiful candidates. We are thrilled you could join us on this journey and that you will follow us on our blog, flickr and in facebook. We hope to see you again very soon. From all of us at Colour of Couture we wish you a wonderful evening.

As we end our amazing trip through the continents and countries we reflect back on this rare, yet amazing travelogue into not only the beginnings of the world of fashion, but also the clothing that has inspired and helped to clothe our journey. We have been graced with the rarest treat of all, a glimpse through the hearts and minds of our Finalists. The cultures and beauty of these contestants has been showered on you today, and we can only hope that they have inspired you. We hope you will explore all that is the fabric of world cultures in Second Life, and that you will reach beyond the pixels to learn of the great diversity of our planet through real world literature, movies and travel.


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