Mademoiselle Agnès

I stumbled upon “Girl on the Run” (“Habillées pour…” in France for Canal+) and devoured every translated episode I can find. The host, Mademoiselle Agnès, is incredible—fashionable, fun, down-to-earth, knowledgeable, and beautiful in a very natural way. In “Girl on the Run—10 Year Anniversary,” Mademoiselle Agnès hosts pieces between historical reviews of the major fashion shows of the decade. She brings the humanity of designers like Karl Lagerfeld, Sonia Rykiel, John Galliano, Alber Elbaz and others out in her interviews and has no problem making fun of herself or fashion despite her front row seat. (And she lobbies HARD for France to take care of their young designers.) I am a huge fan.

Mademoiselle Agnes

She almost nods off next to Suzy Menkes at the Issey Miyake show. She feigns being Anna Wintour to get into the front row of a show (and it works). She drops her pants in front of a pantless John Galliano. And tangles with Frédéric Mitterrand, the French Minister of Culture and Communication. And she comes to tears when she meets young designer Maxime Simoens, touched by his passion and earnestness. Thus this homage to Mademoiselle Agnès, who is my style counsel.

This is a look Mademoiselle Agnès would wear as she prefers elegance and understatement to provocation. That is why this stylish dress from Applonia Criss is perfect. With its puffed sleeves, tied neckline (open) and straight skirt, this silhouette would be ideal for running from show to show.

Mademoiselle Agnes

I altered my shape to look like her. She has beautiful brown eyes, and her hair is wavy and long like this style from Queue Marlowe, though she has more brunette or golden hair than this reddish shade. Her skin is flawless, and her makeup always subtle and complimentary, so this skin from Tuli Asturias fit the bill. She is not perfect but she is absolutely beautiful (and about my age—mature and graceful while being untypically outgoing, assertive and funny).

Mademoiselle Agnes

The shoes would be hers as well—timely, elegant and expensive. I chose Sissy Pessoa’s work for my representation as she provides classy couture footwear rather than more prurient heels.

Mademoiselle Agnes

Girl on the run….

Hair: lua brown sugar by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog

Shape: Made by me to look like Mademoiselle Agnès

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 5/bl) 01a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: {CHANTKARE}VIKTOR FALLBACK DRESS (PREFALL) by Applonia Criss for Chantkare

Shoes: * Baiastice__Querelle_black by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice

When the Zebra Meets the Moth

If you look at enough RL catwalks online, you will see a lot of juxtaposition of styles as designers try to create an aesthetic frisson.

When the Zebra Meets the Moth

Applonia Criss has done this with her Spring collection, combining textures and styles to create a set of clothing that reflects tropical and natural themes, from rainforest to water to animals. It’s a great approach Applonia took, deciding to hone to a specific theme in designing her collection. I chose this from the set offered to me because I liked the contrast of the black and white zebra with the shimmering tropical print. The dress has a great system piece striped across the bodice with slit sleeves. The skirt could have been assembled with more care (I found a prim in a very odd spot and it bunches towards the front of the avatar), but I am guessing this was assembled in a manner so as to get the visual achieved on the front.

When the Zebra Meets the Moth

I show the dress with these amazing boots from Krystal Silverweb, suitable for men or women. I top it with a sleek haircut from Fhaya Denimore, both gamine and sexy.

Finally, I feature the new skin from Lorac Farella. Lorac is again testing her new equipment, this time coming out with a skin that is cleaner than her most recent have been. This skin is for the avatar who wants a more painterly look. There is no photosourcing—this is all hand drawn, a wearable piece of art from top to bottom. Set this artistry in motion by wearing it yourself.

When the Zebra Meets the Moth

Written with Thom Yorke’s Eraser playing on KCRW

The more you try to erase me
The more, the more
The more that I appear

Hair: [OH] :::: Oh my life –BL by Fhaya Denimore for Hair Oh

Skin: Pulse Skin-Annie/Makeup No. 3 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins *

Dress: CHANTKARE-INMOTHION  ZEBRA MOTH by Applonia Criss for Chantkare *

Boots: *LightStar-Buckled Boots-Black by Krystal Silverweb for LightStar Art Studios