Sunday, February 24, 2013

Lifestyle Obessions #11

Hello everyone! As of late, I'm sure you've all been noticing the fact that I've been writing more fashion/lookbook articles rather than ones aimed at interior design. Well, here it goes! It's simply a part of my obligations to you wonderful readers to talk about my interior ideals, trends, and ect. However, before I delve off into this post, I'd like to share my latest project:
I only have one phrase for you all: art & lifestyle. The project is still in the works, so keep looking out for updates! If you are intrested in being involved in it, give me a reply in my guestbook. You know where to find me.
Now, onward to the post:
After some time ( 3 hours to be exact ), I have completed my dream closet to show off my favorite vintage cocktail dresses , gowns , furs and  as well as a few of my favorite designer inspired items (Hermes, Louis, Burberry, ect.). This interior project was really a labor of love on my part as I went off of a blueprint that really matched my dreams and Stardoll bank account. I envisioned a space dedicated solely to fashion and nothing else, filled with elegant furinature, baubles, and fresh accents of flowers. My good friend Stlgossip16 helped me with choosing the furnishings from the new Opulence collection in Starplaza. Kudos to him! Take a look at his closet space before you continue with your proceedings to see why I consulted with him:
As you can see, he's wonderful as well. However, my talent is often met with the mentality of an artist, thus leading to my profound thoughts being fueled by something or someone else in that matter. 
My new closet is heavilly inspired by Dollywood's super socialite Isabella.Arci, whom I have admired for some time now due to her prowess as a, you guessed it, fashionista. You could once find these ladies suites decked out in pure extravagance, mixing vintage furinature with modern items to create a fab look way before it became popular in the mainstream Stardoll scene. These screencaps were taken somewhere between
late 2007- early 2008 I suppose.
Isabella.Arci Then...:
Everything about these spaces really gave me a "jolt" per say. I loved the look of the layered Persian rugs and the floral arangements, which reminded me heavilly of my own vision. One can't help but to further emulate to some extent.
However, with Isabella's return to Dollywood, she has revamped her suite and closet space to this.
ladies and gentlemen, feast:
It is purely seen that there are several inspiring members on Stardoll that know what they're doing with their interior design.  Although it is not proper to copy another's look, take these images in good stride and be inspired with caution.

Happy designing, loves!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lifestyle Obsessions #10

Hey readers! So, I have a new lookboard to present!

So this is my look board for today. Lately I've been inspired by sensuality. Maybe it's because I've been reading a lot of books with, let's just say, "adult" themes. I'm still into the ever present white, minimalist trend, yet something aout sensuality hits me on a more personal level. I've read an amazing photo diary called Carnival Strippers, which documents the photos taken by a feminist photographer in the 1970's of literal strippers who worked for traveling fairs. The small "photo series" I have alongside my lookboard is inspired by that. I've also watched a very moving yet brutally honest documentary called Whore's Glory that puts some true perspective on prostitution but moreso on the women who are involved in the business.
However don't get me wrong; I'm not suggesting that I'm into the sex trade or dressing like a sex worker/stripper. What I'm intrested in is the pure sensuality that goes along with it. It really translates well into one's dressing.
Fur - Barbie Campaign
Sheer Shirt - Archives
Bra - Basics
Belt - Archives
Hermes inspired Bag - Rio
Skirt(s) - Combinations between Rio and Fallen Angel
Shoes - Nelly
Sunglasses - Decades
Earrings - Combinations between Film Theory and Glamrus'

As I mentioned in my last post, I had a virtual "night on the town" after the TTT awards with a few of my friends. The next day when I logged into my account, I just tweaked the outfit a bit to include the sheer top with was a gift from my best friend Laia_Fergusson_ who owns and runs Luis' Kingdom. Sheer, black, and leather details really evoke a strong sense of sensual beauty in my opinion.
Although I don't usually rehash clothes I wore the day before, I'm in love with this top. I've always wanted the sheer L-S top from Archives for a while. It seems like all of my wishlist dreams are coming true slowly, and as a Stardoll fashionista it's only natural to covet the best of the best.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Lifestyle Obsessions #9

So I'm sure that some of you attended some after parties after the TTT awards, right? I hope you did! It's only natural to keep the fun going once all of the formal hype has gone down. That's exactly what I did. I got a late night invite from a good friend of mine in Dollywood to go to an after party, so I suited up in my "sexy" clothes and headed out to the chat lounge for a TTT soiree.
This is an outfit I wore to an after party I was invited to after the TTT awards. Although I do not personally agree with the whole "elite" status quo, I found it funny to wear a shirt for kicks. I designed it in the new stardesign promotion for Monster High. I love when Stardoll does things like this because I can make designs and not pay stardollars for them. I know, it sounds very cheap of me but I am a frugal artist! The party lasted for quite a while. We all discussed our celebrity in Dollywood, fashion, and a minature "catfight" nearly errupted between two of Dollywood's popular bloggers (but my lips will never tell!). In all honesty, a good time was had and everyone looked great. While all of this was going on, I was doing a bit of trend spotting and noticed a few people wearing the new Royalty only wigs, which in my opinion are the only items worth buying from that shop. 

Sheer Top - Archives
Tank - My Design
Skirt - Archives
Chanel inspired clutch - Voile
Tights - Special Offer
Shoe(s) - Combination between My Design and Rio
Have any after party glam shots? Send them my way!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Lifestyle Obsessions #8

So it's been a while since I posted here! Wow, huh? Well, Dollywood has been going through a lot of intresting things lately to keep us all entertained and I've been busy keeping up with it. We've had two awards shows going on, several magazine releases, and a fantastic fashion show that made us look back longingly on a long gone era. Aside from that, I've been persuing a modeling career in Dollywood to balance out my fashion commentary and socialite work, and it's been very fun! Recently I had my own feature with Kirsten(Sparklewand12) in Pau.Cam.Arena and Laia_Fergusson_'s magazine Trendy:
So as you can tell, things have been very exciting yet busy for me. I have a lot of magazine articles to write for several others, which means more exposure that I'm craving, but I missed you all!
Anyhow, I put this look together without a pure "theme" I guess. I'm still using old items with my newer pieces, yet this look is compiled of everything I've had for the pasr 6 months or more. I've hardly done any shopping!
Jacket: Bonjour Bizou
Shirt : My Design
Belt: Archive
Skirt: Archive
Fur: Decades
Celine inspired Bag: Tingeling
Tights: Special Offer
Shoes: Combination Between My Design and Rio
This marks my return finally. Thank you all whom voted and helped us get nominated for a TTT award. Congrats to my bff Luis for winning all of those awards! :)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

MMM - A Brand new Model Compatition

Hey folks,

so I wanted to inform you that I'm running a Model competition and the Applications opened this evening.
Go here for more information.
You can apply as a Model or as a Judge.

Here is the trailer I've done:

I hope you like it! :)

Twinkle Twinkle,
Manda El Rose

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pastel colors - Perfectly dressed for Spring

Hey folks,

The topis is pastel colors, I show you my Top 13 of stardoll clothes featuring pastel and makeup I found at dot. For sure I will give you some real life examples, which helped me a little bit to find the perfect fashion items at dollywood's starplaza (tbh stardoll doesn't really offer gorgeous pastel pieces :/).

At first let's have a look at the Runways of Dior, 2013 (I can't tell you how MUCH I love Dior, haha).
We see that pastel is totally in this year, again.

The runways are always so amazing! But I were scared that I would get lost in the 2nd one, haha. :D
Lovely clothes Raf Simons did! In my opinion his talent is that he can create something very simple, that still looks pretty elegant and sophisticated! May some people say he is not Dior enough or he isn't settled by his clothing choices, but I'm looking forward to his creations for Dior! Can't wait to see him growing!
As you see the typical pastel colors are mint, rose, purple and lime.
Also often used are blue, yellow and different beige tones.

Now this brings me to my Top 13 of clothes in pastel tones I found in stardoll.
Have a short look at some inspirations.


Pretty 'n' Love | Peach Tube Top
I really like this top, it's simple but a great basic and good to combine..

PPQ | Logo Spring Jacket
Lovely Jacket in pastel blue with some purple and yellow highlights on it.

LE | Pastoral Top
Purple Blouse with a beautiful white lace collar.

tingeling | Pale Palms Miniskirt
Skirt in a very pale pastel purple with some green palms on it. Great to combine to a white blazer.

Stardesign SomeBrandy | Rose Petal Pants
This pants is so beautiful! A very great design, it's definitely an eyecatcher.

PPQ | Baby blue and Lilac Bustier Top
Simple, but sophistiacted tops, go very well with a skirt and a cardigan.

Pretty 'n' Love | Lime Lace Skirt
A very cute lace skirt in mint, which is very detailed. Love it!

Pretty 'n' Love | Lime Lace Dress
Charming cut, with a mint lace collar, white transparency and orange lace dress.
Looks gorgeous with only some High Heels and a clutch.

It Girls - White Rider Belt
I just love this little belt! It's very thin, but looks gorgeous!
VOILE - (R to L) Musette Purse, Forlana Purse, Lemon Lavender Clutch.
Bags, bags, bags - I adore the Miu Miu Bags so much, as well the Lemon Lavender.
Beautiful colors and beautiful forms.

Windows of the World | Randers Blouse
Breezy peach rose Blouse with floras at the collar. Just an awesome eyecatcher.

Pretty 'n' Love | Lemon Lace Top
Its nicely transparent in a mint color and a white lace collar.
Nothing else to say - Must Have!

Now we come to my personal favorite, here they are.
Sonia Rykiel | Pink Platforms
I love (how much I used love today, haha :D) High Heels and Platforms so so so so much and these are absolutely my favorite, the color is just so super sweet. Can't have enough!

That was my Top 13 and I think I found very appealing clothes. :)
But pastel isn't only featured in clothes, it looks amazing in makeup, as well.
Now I show you some inspirations and then some we move to the dot's.

 Mostly used: blue, rose/pink, purple and lime/mint.
Pastel colors give your makeup a special touch, it can look exciting, as seen on picture no. 1, sophisticated, as seen on picture no. 2, seducting, as seen on picture no. 3 or experimental and strong, as seen on pitcure no. 4.
In my beauty parlor I inspired a look by picture no.2 and it's really big fun to try out different pastel looks.

I think it came out really well and looks really nice. :)
Even, if the eyeshadow isn't that well put on.

For sure I used dot. I will show you now my favorites from the dot pastel collection (last floor).
(If you still want some pastel dot you should hurry, because I think they will disappear with a probable valentine dot collection.)

I bought makeup in purple, peach, lime and blue.
I really like the eyeshadows and eye pencils, as well the lipsticks.
It's fun to play with different pastel tones and to try out any look you like, e.g. mint and blue looks playful cute, while mint and purple seem exotic and sensual.
Visit Starplaza and open your own little dot collection!  *cough cough*
Just joking, I know how expensive the beauty stuff is, that little amount nearly cost me 100 stardollars(!), which is not very little.

Pastel is beautiful! My favorite colors! I always have an eye on pastel and Spring is the perfect time for these popular tones and the time to experiment with it!

I hope you liked my first ever post here on Allure and I hope you give me a little feedback!
Twinkle Twinkle,

some music for you :)