Top Model Competition

1st COC 2014 Photo Style Challenge

COC 1st challenge 2014

Finalists were asked to Mix and Match an inspirational outfit using as reference the new spring collection from Maison Martin Margiela…



Cymande Haalan “Cymande”

2014 COC - Cymande Haalan

INSPIRATION: The challenge was from the Martin Margiela Spring 2014 collection, and I loved the fun colors, brightness of the patterns and textures.. This styling reminded me of the funky clothes that were worn in the 70’s! I loved them and I put together what i felt represented that. It was a fun tme to wear whatever your spirit wanted, testing your fashion limits-just being free with a slight edge.

For something different: I had to put velvet in the mix, largely because the 70’s had so much of that texture for the pants and tube top, not to mention the belly chain. I loved the jacket, with the different patterns as Martin Margiela had funky colors that made everything come alive, along with different mixtures of lengths in his design elements, I felt like a walking piece of abstract art, ready to hit the discos.

Skin: KYXE Papaver
Make-up KYXE Vixen Eyeshadow -Turquoise
KYXE Adriana Pink Berries Gloss lipstick
Eyes IKON Lucid Eyes-Moor
Lashes: Avoki Prim Eyelashes
Nails: AA Nails collection

Headpiece: Noir Couture
Long Jacket: AnaLee Balut
Tube top: Suzzie yellow velvet
Pants: Mimiriki Velvette Magenta
Boots: BAX Ankle Boots, Metallic Gold

Location: Serenity Soul Pointe


ElaraGloriana Scrabblebat “ElaraGloriana”

Colour of Couture 2014 - 1st Photo Challenge

I am proud to be representing my Lumbee heritage as a 2014 Colour of Couture Top Model Competition finalist. For our first photo challenge the finalists asked to interpret a look based on Maison Martin Margiela’s 2014 Spring Collection. (If you are interested, you can see our inspiration images here:… ). What struck me about the collection’s mixing and matching of textures and cuts was how easily it all blended with one another. What may have been very visually jarring to audiences in art and fashion more than a decade ago is now at the heart of our post modern aesthetic. Blending of cultural traditions is now commonplace in all realms of art and fashion is no exception to this. In my styling I tried to emulate some of the recurring motifs of the collection like the golden shoes and the variation of fabric draping, mixing loosely fitted pieces with very tailored cut ones. The lack of any identifying features of the models in our inspiration is something we were advised to ignore and were asked to show our faces. I decided to add more than hair on top of my head to add a little punk and panache to the outfit, highlighting an attitude that, to me, is at the core of this collection and that is fun and playfulness.

Style Card:

Original Shape by ElaraGloriana

Skin by .::Wow::. Skins

Eyes in Realistic Green/Lt Green by FAKE

Original brow shape by ElaraGloriana

Eyelashes by MiaMai

Nails in Metallic Bark Brown by PurpleMoon Designs

Hairbase in Gingerbread by Wasabi Pills

“Blade” Hair in Red I by .::MADesigns HAIR::.

Hair Accessory Horns from “Thorn Dress” ensemble by GizzA Creations

“Triangle” Earrings, Necklace & Bracelet in Gold by A&Ana’s Jewelery

Shoulder Accessories from Rich&Famous Dress in Gold by GizzA Creations

Top of “Thorn Dress” in Apocalyptic by GizzA Creations

Harem Pants in Papillon Grey by YoKana

Ankle Boots in Metallic Gold by BAX

Pose provided by Photographer

Photograph by Madrid Solo
(Enjoy her Flickr feed: )


Eleseren Brianna “Eles”

COC  1st  Challenge - Maison Martin Inspiration - Eleseren Brianna

I loved the crazy but oh so clever mix of patterns and colours in this collection, and the adventurous mixing of boho with avante garde. The shapes are strong and deconstructed, and the use of colours in the fabric mixes and tattoos, together with the gold and metallic foils, the fringing and the beading make for a very rich effect.

I decided to focus mainly on the boho feel and pattern interplay in this styling, together with the deconstructed feel of this Maison Martin collection designs. For me it was important to find a harmonising and rich interplay of patterns in the pieces I used. My finished styling harmonised colours within an earth/gold/olive range with brighter and more vivid highlights of peacock blue. I suggested the fringing around the face by using Indian and gypsy styled jewellery pieces, which also worked with the boho feeling running through the Maison Martin collection. Separated sleeves and an asymmetric/tied styling to the pieces was inspired by the avante/deconsructed feel which is also in the collection. Finally I brought hints of gold into my makeup, to work with the gold tones and metallic gold ankle boots in the overall styling

=============== STYLECARD

2 Svara dress – forest – Zaara

[femme] Asmita Sari – Brown/Teal – 22769

React – Lyrical B!zarre (sleeves, re-textured)

Mesh Beanie Hat – Audrey multicoloured – Immerschoen-BodyCult

Aradhana Jewels – gold Maangtikka – Mashooka

Gypsy Earrings – Multi/Gold – Earthstones

Giordana Ankle Boots – gold – INDI Designs

Makeup – Mock, Soiree, Beautiful Deluxe

Hands – Slink

Photograph by Eleseren Brianna


Flidais Etchegaray “Fly”

Colour of Couture Photo Challenge #1

Inspired by the Maison Martin Margiela – Haute Couture spring 2014 “Artisanal” collection. This inventive collection literally looked like a “collection” of scraps of different luxurious textiles, jewels, and tapestries all pieced together in Margiela’s unique creations. I was inspired by a particular jacket in the collection which appeared to be made out of none other than foil. This top from .Shi, with it’s asymmetric cut and belted waist, was just the design I was looking for. The pants from Solidea Folies, came close to a pair worn with a particular Margiela design which exuded an almost gypsy/ circus like flair. I wanted to give my styling an almost industrial edge, so kept the colors metallic down to the chunky jewelery by Amorous. To add a splash of color, and as a nod to the full masks worn by the models in Margiela’s runway show, I accented my styling with Solidea Folies “Conceptual” half mask in red. Style inspiration can be found here:…
Style Card:
Top: .Shi “Ti-Top Cropped Top” in Foil
Pants: Solidea Folies “Giovanna Pants”
Jewelery: Amorous “Suki” earrings and bracelet
Face Tattoo: Le Petit Details “Conceptual Makeup” in Face 2
Hair: LeLutka shaved hairbase in IrishRed
Skin: Deesses “Amanda” in Cappucino
Pose: Posies “Raina” (Vintage)


floraniana “Flora Raven”


Top tattoo- Gizza and Chaospire
Pants- Bootlegs Vintage
Hair-Truth (Edited By me)
Shoes-Fierce Sexy Boots in Gold
Jewelery-p.c. pearl drop earrings & Black Pearl necklace
Eyelashes-Crissy Designs
Lipstick&Eye Shadow- Beauty


Frayar “Bell”


Style Card:

Head Wrap, designer : L&H
Stripped Corset designer: Vixtris
Silver trench jacket designer: Cecilia Blachere
Vintage print horror pants designer: Eowyn Swords
Gold Boots designer: Alexxis DeCuir

Mask: BSD Design Studio
Lip stick: HT Glitter Lipgloss Clear silver, designer Leah Portland
Hairbase, Grey: Amacci


Kestrel Sorrowsong “Kes”

Inspiration – Maison Martin Margiela’s Artisanal Haute Couture, Spring-Summer 2014

Deconstruction is a term that is broadly used to describe a rebellion against traditional art forms. In fashion, the use of stylistic elements such as vintage and found materials, raw edges, revealed linings, and exposed seams on works that seem to be unfinished, recycled, or coming apart are signifiers of the deconstructed look. Deconstruction is a key element in Martin Margiela’s work. Margiela uses this technique to focus attention away from the designer as fashion icon and back onto the construction techniques and designs of the fashions themselves. I based my styling for this challenge on elements from three designs from Margiela’s Spring-Summer 2014 Artisanal Collection.

I chose Vero Modero’s Roman Top to bring an element of Passage #3: Robe Bustier into my look. Vero’s Roman Skirt in Glitter Beads reminds me of the materials Margiela used for the silvery jacket seen in Passage # 13: Ensemble. It also maintains the pencil skirt lines of the skirt in Passage #3. I added LaGyo’s Leather Shoulder Wrap because it reminded me of the vintage lap blanket used as a drape or scarf in Passage #18: Robe Du Soir. To finish the look, I added ASS’s Drama Shadow, BSD’s Surreal shoes, and constructed a tie belt from pieces of LD Major’s and League’s outfits. The eye shadow acknowledges Margiela’s use of masks on his models. The shoes acknowledge both the gold footwear he used in this body of work and Margiela’s use of scavenged and found materials. The tie belt reflects his use of string/ribbon belts, a subtle element in this collection that gives the garments the appearance of having been made from repurposed materials whose construction is fragile and that they might easily come apart.

Here are my reference sites:………

Style Card
Hair – Vanity Hair Jioni , Black
Make-up: ASS Drama Shadow, Camo; Glance Skins Anais Lipstick, Matte 2; Glance Skins Anais Eye Shadow 10
Nails – Izzie’s Fall/Winter 2012 Nails
Corset – Vero Modero Roman Top , Army Green
Skirt – Vero Modero Roman Skirt, Glitter Beads
Drape – LaGyo Leather Shoulder Wrap Beige (recolored)
Jewelry – LaGyo Maya Earrings, Gold
Shoes – BSD Shoetopia Surreal, Gold
Belt – LD Major Night Terror Dress – Belt only, and League Full Lace Skirt- Front Ribbon only

Photo Credit: Nariko Okawa


sarahelisebeth Brenham “Sarah”

Picture for the photo challenge for the Colour of Couture competition-sarahelisebeth Brenham. Picture done by CKDexteter Howley

The theme of this challenge was to create a look that was funky and inspirational.

The main element that i choose to center this outfit around butterflies. These insects are one of the symbols of love and joy. Butterflies also bring a message, but just for me. It’s my belief that my maternal grandmother sends a butterfly to remind me that she’s always with me, even-though she’s in another realm.

The baggy pants and bright bright colors of the blazer, headpiece and shoes, gives this look an edgy feel.

Here is a list of everything that was used to create this outfit:

Skin: LAQ: Elena in Nougat

Eyes: Amacci: Emerald Eyes – 9

Eyelashes: Lelutka: MM-Catwalk Eyelashes

Nails: Pixel Mode: *[PM] Sculpted Nail V2 – Platinum Edition V2 : Gloss

Jacket: TOPAZIA: Strong blazer in butterfly

Pants: .::[NerdMonkey*Clothes]: [Horse pants 10]::

Headpiece: TOPAZIA: the butterflies anderian in pink

Lipstick: Madrid Solo: Soft Kisses 04

Eyeshadow: *Shack*: Eye Shadow in pink

Shoes: Angel Alphaville 72.7.2: Pink


Shinobu Istmal “Shinobu”

inspirational outfit using Maison Martin


Silly Avro “Prisilla”

Colour of Couture ~ 1st Photo Challenge ~ Prisilla S. Avro (far)

Inspired by the “inventive, creative and quirky” Maison Martin Margiela Paris Haute Couture Spring Collection 2014. Margiela’s collection was quite a treat for the eye in all of its contradictions. I spent quite a while looking at the photographs of this collection, as well as the live runway video of it, and did my best to absorb the bold quirkiness of it all. I was immediately attracted by the tattoo top and knew it had to be in my recreation. The over sized jacket was quite the curiosity as well so a quirky coat by .SHI appeared in my rendition. The masks on the models were intriguing, and while we were not to obscure our faces, I had to bring in a bit of the mask effect with the piece from LaGyo. On the whole I found the collection daring and I attempted to bring that factor into my look with wearing the tattoos from Identity. There were also several short dresses in the collection, and I chose to represent that with these sexy lil tweed shorts from Marshmallows. On the whole I enjoyed the challenge and the creative license it allowed me.


mask > LaGyo_Mirte mask Black
eyes > IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Celtic Green
make-up > Madrid Solo- Eyes & Lips- Shena- Full Set-Dark Night
earrings > LaGyo_Mirte earrings Black
hair > booN IIK551 hair black
tattoo top > .Identity. – Courage To Change [Fresh] Undershirt
bangles > LaGyo_Mirte bangles Black
coat > .Shi : Confi – Long Coat
shorts > ::Marshmallows:: Miss.Sweet Shorts-Twead
tattoo bottom > .Identity. Your Venom [Fresh] Underpants / Left & Right
shoes > erratic / selene – ankle boots
skin > Deesses Skins: Alicia – black eyebrows – ice frappe
pose > Slouch
location > R3volt Main Sim


Solde Rothmanay “Solde”

When I first looked at the provided link, I thought of Carnivale, or something along the line of Mardi Gras. On a deeper level I broke it down further to the use of geometric designs, popping colors and combining different artistic elements.

I decided to use the corset all because of the fabric texture. The face on the front is what I wanted to focus on because it reminded me of the Queen of Hearts from a story that I read. From that texture, I included the popping red and blues, adding the geometric element with the striped pants. The skirt was my own addition just to give it a touch of femininity.

Blacklace Beauty Kismet Gloss
Blacklace Beauty Spectrum Shadow

(Dumbo) Chapiteau scrap of a skirt ~silentsparrow~
(r)M~(ePunk) Boots~No.07
**RE** Spectrum Heart Bracelet & Necklace
B&C by Legal Insanity – loulou corset roses

.ploom. Hanna – Dipped 2

IKON Spectral Eyes – Dew

Lost Dawn


Tiviyah “Tivi”

Colour of Coutre Style Challenge #1 - Tiviyah

Style Challenge #1: Designer Inspiration (Maison Martin Margiela)…

I definitely got a Boho feel out of a lot of the patterns that were used and some of the silhouettes… but one of the things the website said that really stuck out to me as unique about this collection was that it was meant to explore the mind of a ‘collector’… so I focused on things that individuals might collect. Some collect flowers and press them in books, others collect coins (my bracelets are made of coins), and others collect clocks/watches/pocket watches. So, draped from the gown are small pocketwatches meant to look like they are hung from the ruffles.

I have to thank the amazing Ashia Denimore for this photo!

..:: Style Card ::..

Shape: Mine
Skin: Kaelyn 09 (India) – Glam Affair
Eyes: Spectral Eyes (Field) – IKON
Hair: Serena (Jessica) – Lelutka (base only)
Hands: AvEnhancement Hands (Gesture) – Slink
Nail Color Applier: Diamond Set (Silver) – Nailed It
Gown: Vivienne (Champagne) – Zanze
Watches Added to Gown: Created & added by me from a full-perm kit made by FLECHA
Headpiece: Bohemian Romance (Powder) – Glam Affair
Necklace & Pearls & Earrings: Vintage Jewelry Set – League
Hand Bracelets: Mecca Hand Coins – On A Lark
** Makeup is default to the skin **


Vera Fenutzini “Vera”

COC Challenge 1 Vera Fenutzini1024


FUN AND FUNKY COME TOGETHER IN THIS SPRING 2014. Mix and Match an inspirational outfit using Maison Martin. URL attached is just to be used as a reference. Please make sure that we can see your face..… When make style of clothe I look at all styles on link of webpage and notice many thing. One he like use many colors that blend. He also like big item and stripes. So when I make style that is what I use for base idea. It give me for add Warhol ‘color’ look all so to photo style, to blend in beauty of Maison Martins design. I hope you like what I put together.

Style card include this:

PANTS — ATHOR’S Stripes Pants
TOP— (include all this)
+Nuuna+ Meta Yellow
UNDERSHIRT/TATTOO- Beautiful Love by Vera Fenutzini Designs
COAT— D I R A M Patchwork Coat
MAKEUP—.:Glamorize:. Rival Black Combo
GlamAffair Cleo lipstick
Madrid Solo Vendetta Lips
HAIR—LeLuka Salome Hair
Slink Elegant Hands
BOOT- MoiMoi Boutique Mesh Gold& Silver Basic Spike boots


Zionp “Zion”

Color of Couture 1st style Challenge

Inspired by the Maison Martin Margiela Paris Haute Couture Spring Collection 2014.
The styling is inspired from my favourite look which consisted of a top that looked like a body tattoo, but it is also based on the overall feel of the collection. The collection was so creative, I loved the the emphasis on fabric and the way the fabric was draped and I particularly loved the prints and mixture of different prints together .

Stylecard :
Hair : Tuty’s Adorable in black
Top 1 : Rebel Gal Mugler body
Top 2: .shi Chinoi Wrap Top
Bottom : Fanatik Printed Leggings in Hena
Lipstick : ZIbska Lurine Lips 4 , EyeLiner : Flirt -Rawr
Shoes : JD Cult Suede Blue


Zoomy Bluebird “Zoomy”

COC Photo Challenge #1

Stripes with flowers. Gold metal twill alongside jewels and trinkets. Silk satin, mirrors, stones, ceramic, glass tube beads….all of this and more makes up Maison Martin Mariela’s latest called, “Artisanal.”

In this Haute Couture Spring 2014 Collection, Maison is a natural at combining different patterned fabrics giving them complete symmetry. It is not an easy task and for that he has my true admiration.

Inspired, I gave it a go by pairing a bold printed overcoat with glitter striped pants and a flowered bodysuit. I loved the look of his Embroidered “Clin d’oeil” Evening Gloves (which took 18 hours to make, by the way), but wasn’t satisfied with how anything with similar style transferred over inworld. So, I simulated the look with my own hair — Bushy and stringy without all the fuss. Lastly, I adorned my feet with gold ankle boots and with a touch of “Zoom Zoom” I wrapped a bold orange scarf around my neck bringing out that same color in the coat.

Maison Martin is a great way to begin Colour of Couture and I, for one, cannot wait until the next challenge!

Style Card:

* Antje Coat Patch (HUD) – ALB Dream Fashion
* Glitter Stripped Pants (Gold) – [Stellar]
* Colorful Bodysuit (Olive) – Peqe
* Afya Hair (Black) – Baiastice
* Oriantal Series [Female] Scarf – Gizza
* Lyra Earrings – Maxi Gossamer
* Beaded Top Boots (Gold) – Unique Clothing



One response

  1. Reblogged this on Rainbow Unfurled and commented:
    2014 Colour of Couture Top Model Competition – Photo Challenge #1!
    Hello lovelies! The 2014 COC competition has officially kicked off with our very first Styling Contest based on the Spring Maison Martin Margiela “Artisanal” haute-couture collection. I think it’s obvious that all of the contestants were inspired by these unique designs and had a great time piecing together their submissions. Please see our efforts in the official COC blog below!

    March 9, 2014 at 8:13 am

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