Okay, so yes, I realize today is, in fact, WEDNESDAY but as this is a post about last weekend (hah), the title fits! In my last entry I mentioned a certain competition taking place on (gasp!) Sunday afternoon and I’ve got to say .. it was an experience I’ll never forget.
The energy was just incredible! Despite (or possibly TO spite) the lag and the crashes, the change of venue, missing finalists and co-ordinators and a general sense of ‘what the heck do we dooooooo,’ plus the stress of (oh right) THE COMPETITION, I am so pleased to say that the show did go on, and beautifully. Of the sixteen finalists, I believe fourteen were in attendance and just spectacular in sparkling gemstones and formal gowns. I’m kicking myself now for not taking notes on what everyone was wearing.
Here’s what I put together, though. 🙂
Want to see a pretty close up shot? It’s right here!
“Portia is wearing a simple, elegant gown to highlight the delicate beauty of Chop Zuey’s Enfleurage jewellery. Flowing white silk accentuates shimmering diamonds, popped with vibrant mint green garnets, while a simple band at the breast picks up the brushed gold settings that make this such a special look.”
Ladies and gentlemen, this is what styling is all about!
It wasn’t couture; I spent days arguing with myself over simple versus dramatic knowing that there would be plenty of both in the competition. The deciding factor, for me, was selecting the jewels I wanted to wear – I realized that whatever I wore would need to be about them and not necessarily my ability to style something spectacular. Then the coolest thing happened….
Since I’m still pretty stunned over this, I’m going to share one of the answers I had prepared for the show as I think it applies to the situation perfectly:
“What Quality do you and Chop Zuey Jewellery have in Common?
Chop Zuey Jewellery, to me, is confidence. From a single, perfect strand of diamonds to the newest and boldest couture design, every new release is presented with the same enthusiasm and excitement as the last. Nothing else on the grid looks or feels like a Chop Zuey piece. A Realist may tell you that excellent building and clever scripts give each piece its depth and shimmer; I say it’s confidence that makes this jewelry shine … and all we have to do is put it on.”
So be brave, my dears! Own your style whether you’re wearing clogs and capris or the newest in exquisite couture. Be who you are and love what you love; take chances and you won’t be sorry you did. ❤
~ Portia ~
[LeLutka]-SALOME hair – Sweeden
Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Bleached Lavender
Eyelashes -31- ExtraLong *REDGRAVE*
Rhapsody [ glow ] studio – Lashes – GLOW special
cheLLe – (eyeshadow) Undereye Shadows (Navy)
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce
[LeLutka]-JOLIE_RM hair – Sweeden
(Re: Poses ~ I’m so sorry, pose creators! These pictures were taken a while ago and I lost my style cards when my computer crashed. I’ll make it up to you, I swear! <333333333333)