LEros, one of the elegant designs available at Angel Dessous
There is one certainty about me, I only blog those designers whose designs I truly love! One of these designers is and always has been Angel Dessous. Nando Korobase and Gina Beaumont bring one of the things I most require of a designer, consistency. I don’t think I have ever been disappointed in a single item I have purchased in store, from their incredibly sexy lingerie to their most formal of elegant gowns. I love their line so much, I considered it one of my greatest honors when Nando agreed to make my Miss Virtual World Formal. What a gorgeous elegant gown Seoul is. Nando seemed to somehow design this gown exactly as I would have designed my own, if I knew how. He took the elements that were me and the talent for design that is his and created perfection. Similarly, the dress in the above picture is no less elegant! It is the L’Eros. The bodice is a tight-knit lace, scrumptious about the neck, the skirt is a delightful cocktail length, lacey enough to be sexy, yet covers demurely. Simply exquisite.
But I think the reason I’ve waited a few weeks to blog Angel Dessous is indecision on my part, I wanted to wait until after the Angel Dessous Finals were over. But after the semi-finals I realized, this blog will matter nothing a’tall to the outcome because this blog is actually about a journey. My very first contest pic, before I was even a model was June 2010 for Angel of the Month and oddly, or perhaps more to the incredible talent of Skip Staheli, I won. When Nando contacted me about winning, I was at a total loss for words, I’d never in my life had a designer contact me. To me, designers are like superheros, on a plain way above mere avatars and I was speechless. His kindness, his respectful nature, launched me on a journey that has made me grow, as a model and as a real life person. His beautyful Leandra took me under her wing and pointed me where I needed to travel to learn about modeling and through it my SL family was born. A modeling “career” was launched, a family, a community of friends has been forged, and my Second Life became so much more multi-faceted than ever before. So when I was at the semi-finals last week, as we waited to walk, I looked around at the beautyfully styled models around me, all talented, all gorgeous, and all in my friends list and knew right then, WHO becomes the Angel of Angel Dessous just doesn’t really matter, because to me, I’ve already won so much more than a title, I’ve found a solid family, and a solid group of helpful, loving friends. So now, so much less nervous than my Angel Dessous finals of last year, I can relax, sit back and enjoy the outcome, because win or lose, it’s the incredible journey that is the win.
Below is my styling for the semi-finals. In this test, we were to style something similar to characters of the Hobbit movies. I used a combination of the L’Eros and the Divine outfits and my stylings represent a female Balrog. It was a difficult styling to say the least, and truly tested my vanity. I didn’t want to be quite so ugly as a Balrog, but knew a “princessy” one wouldn’t do either. I was uncertain exactly what AD would be looking for in this styling but in the end, I threw caution to the wind and just went with it. I hope you like. Check out Angel Dessous today, I know you will find so many styles that will be a creative addition to your wardrobe! Taxi: