Week 3: October 22
Yula Finesmith is sponsoring a weekly competition in which she challenges models to use at least one piece of her jewelry in an outfit to fit the theme of the week. You can read all about the competition and how to enter here.
Manierism - a style in art and architecture from about 1520-1600, one of the features from this style of art being elongated forms, sometimes unrealistically elongated. I chose as my inspiration the Mavis gown from designer Agnes Finney that I think makes me appear taller. Knowing that wearing a single color adds to the illusion of height, I chose a very pale skin from CUPCAKES that has sepia tone makeup. I continued sepia color onto my scalp with a hairbase tattoo from Amacci and a hairdo of my own design that continues the elongated form and encorporates a silver band.
The silver band was added to my hair only after I selected my Finesmith jewelry. – in this case the GLANCE Collection. I love the elongation and layering aspects of both the necklace and the bracelets. They are reflect the layers of the gown.
To complete the look I added white tights from Sheer and white shoes from G Field. All-in-all, I think I’ve interpreted manierism in a great, up-to-date style. I hope you agree.
Unfortunately, I won’t be competing next week or the next or the next. Fortunately, it’s because I won the last styling! Now I’m eligible for the finals on December 17th. I can hardly wait to see what the theme for that is. In the meantime, the theme for this week is surrealism. Not quite sure what that is? Google it, study it, and adapt it to fit you.