About Me

Caralyne Melody rezzed into SL in October 2009 and spent most of the next two years enjoying its fantastic culture and fashion. She developed her SL skills as a store, print, and runway model, choreographing virtual poses and animations, blogging, taking in world photos using windlights and shadows, editing photos using graphic software, and creating shapes, skins, and clothing. She has earned model credentials and participated in various castings, contests, and stylings. Relaxing in RL for Caralyne is having fun with fashion in SL.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Styling "Pimps & Hos"

October 15, 2012

So today's styling theme is Pimps & Hos, lol.  Well, when I first thought about it, I was thinking about a traditional streetwalker style... until Julia Roberts face popped in my head as Vivian Ward from the movie, Pretty Woman.  Well that decided that! 

Now, surely somewhere in all of SL I would be able to find the outfit Vivian wore at the beginning of the movie?  And yes, someone did make it and even updated it for me.  Thanks to Brelle Dufaux of Haute & Bothered!

At styling, there were only four of us.  LOL!  The judge awarded us all placement.  YAY!

My Hos Styling

My Hos Description
Hello & Welcome to this evening's styling theme for "pimps and hos".  I am Caralyne Melody, an aspiring model at CWS, Simply The Best.  When you have a moment and enjoy reading about SL fashion, please check out my blog at http://caralynemelody.blogspot.com/.

I am sure you are seeing many different ideas of "pimps and hos" this evening, from street walker to hooker to call girl to crack ho.  But for me, and I am betting for many of you too, Vivian Ward, played by Julia Roberts, in the movie "Pretty Woman" is the most memorable and fortunate "ho" of all time.  Even though we know reality is far different, we all fell in love with Vivian because Julia played her character supremely.  Vivian was just learning to be a "ho" because her friend Kit was showing her how to strut her stuff.  We find out later that Vivian had aspirations of a college education and was "turning tricks" to earn college tuition. Besides, when we first seen her on the street corner, she looked more like she was playing at it than doing it.

The outfit I am wearing is a replica of the one Vivian was wearing when she was standing on the street corner with her friend, Kit. Look at it!  Although it's edgy and has sex appeal, it is more of a fashion statement than a tribute to sex.  So when Edward Lewis, played by Richard Gere, drove by in his borrowed Italian sports car, Vivian caught his eye.  (Just like any good model!)  Edward knew quality when he seen it, being a corporate raider, wealthy, and used to recognizing the best.  So for him, Vivian was out of place on that street corner and I like to believe (and possibly you do, too) that he picked her up because she looked like the NY models he was used to taking home at night.

Even though Edward paid her to have sex with him (like any good "ho" deserves), the story also had the most magical twist.  It was a modern fairy tale in the spirit of Cinderella, except Cinderella was not so pure.  For all its lewd back story, the movie, Pretty Woman, has become the highest grossing and most popular romantic comedy of all time.  It catapulted Julia Roberts into movie star heaven and the rest is history.  If I have a chance to watch it, I usually don't miss it.  Because Pretty Woman gives us all hope, due to its modern refurbishing, that a "ho" can become a "princess".   Like the man said, "Welcome to Hollywood!  What's your dream?  Everybody comes here; this is Hollywood, land of dreams.  Some dreams come true, some don't; but keep on dreamin' - this is Hollywood.  Always time to dream, so keep on dreamin'. "  We all knew the "ho" was princess when we saw her standing on on a Hollywood street corner in this fashion statement, didn't we?

Thank you to everyone for coming to the show and many thanks to our judge, announcer, and most of all to Anrol & Steve who make it possible for us to share our styling creativity in this wonderful and beautiful venue.

Style Notes:

OUTFIT ::: Haute & Bothered Pretty Woman Vivian Top & Skirt, mon tissu Rockaby Blazer (red)
MAKEUP/TATTOOS ::: BOOM Liquid Glaze lashed eyeshadow (red), Miamai XGen Basic Lashes B, Akeruka Biana Lips Rosso, Short & Sweet Red Manicure
HAIR ::: Haute & Bothered Pretty Woman Vivian Cap & Wig
SHOES ::: SLink Leather Thigh High Boots (black)
ACCESSORIES ::: Haute & Bothered Pretty Woman Vivian Necklace. Earrings & Bracelets
EYES ::: Anara Customeyes
SKIN ::: Akeruka Bianca medium
SHAPE ::: Mira Mira Bella Carla model shape by Caralyne Melody

The Results
Way to go everyone, you all looked and did great!  Congratulations Winners!!

1st = Katrinova
2nd = Caralyne Melody
3rd = (tied) Ascensions & Saray

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