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GIA Style Card: Retro Party Princess

@ GLANCE International Agency

What would one wear in the climax scene of Peter Sellers’ 1968 film, The Party? Perhaps something akin to today’s Style Card. In the movie, an elite Hollywood party goes out-of-control when the lavish homeowner’s hippie children, with the added bonus of the quirky klutzery of an accidental party-crasher, brings about a completely manic party spirit complete with soap bubbles everywhere and a rampaging baby elephant. It’s all pretty off-the-wall.

Everyone goes wild  – even the stiff Hollywood executives – and has a good old fashioned time.

In the end, isn’t that what a party is all about?

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Body:

  • Skin: Rockberry: Uma Dark by Heather Beebe
  • Hair: Kin: Nova, Black by Kin Keiko

Outfit:

  • Dress: Pink Outfitters: The Dreamer Skirt, Dots by London Dailey
  • Shoes: Ordinary: Caraca, Wine Red by shin Mathilde

Accessories:

  • Cigarette: FNKY!: Cigarette by Funk Schnook
  • Earrings: creamshop: Glam Earrings, Blue by SAZAE Yoshikawa
  • Sunglasses: Eishi!: by Brunoo Loon
  • Gloves: Fleur: Leather Gloves, Short, Turquoise by CJ Carnot
  • Leggings: Saya: Python Tights by sayaaKa Boa

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GIA Style Card: Daughter of Oshun


For GLANCE International Agency
» Part of the summer wedding series

Your love engulfs me
As the harmattan overwhelms the heat
I will pledge a thousand favours to the wind
To courier my voice to your ears

Adumaradan, come close to me
So you can behold the honour of my presence

Since the day I set eyes on you
Since the day I had a glimpse of your beauty
Your love has ridden me like a horse of wild winds
I cannot sleep; repose is far from my eyes

Adumaradan, come close to me
So you can behold the honour of my presence

Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hands of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together, but not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.

— Niyi Osundare (excerpt from Adumaradan*)
* Translation Yoruba for “one whose blackness is the beauty of her skin”

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Body:

  • Skin: CHAI Skins: Nova Beta Skin, Tone 8 by Launa Fauna *Not yet available

Outfit:

  • Turban: Ce Cubic Effect: Bohemian Glow, White by mirai Jun
  • Wedding Dress: Casa Del Shai: The Tulip Dress by Shai Delacroix

Accessories:

  • Earrings and Necklace: LeLutka: Grace Set by Miabella Foxley
  • Bangles (left wrist): ICoN: BC Bangles (from BC Necklace set) by junko Otsuka
  • Bangles (right wrist): Calla: Pearl Wrap Bracelet, Pearl by Haedon Quine *No longer available
  • Nails: Love Soul: Prim Nails, Malama, Purple by BlueStarRUI Villota

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GIA Style Card: The Crimson Bride


@ GLANCE International Agency
» Part of the summer wedding series

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup, but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hands of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together, but not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.

— Khalil Gibran (from The Prophet)

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Photography: Strawberry Singh

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Body:

  • Skin: PXL: Kim by Hart Larsson
  • Hair: ETD: Adrienne II, Ebony Pack by Elikapeka Tiramisu *Headband removed

Outfit:

  • Wedding Dress: Zaara: Indian Bride (includes henna arm tattoos), Crimson by Zaara Kohime

Accessories:

  • Earrings and Necklace: Mashooka Designs: From Indian Pearl Jewellery, Gold 2, Multi set by  Aradhana Voight
  • Nosering and Bangles: Zaara: From Suvarna, Color set by Zaara Kohime

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GIA Style Card: A Fresche Start


@ GLANCE International Agency
» Part of the summer wedding series

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
admit impediments. Love is not love
which alters when it alteration finds,
or bends with the remover to remove:
Oh, no! It is an ever-fixed mark.
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
it is the star to every wandering bark,
whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
within his bending sickle’s compass come;
love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
but bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

— William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116

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Body:

  • Skin: Aden: Gen. 4 Dark Tan by Aden Breyer
  • Hair: MIRONE: Faye by Miu Edman

Outfit:

  • Wedding Dress: B! Fashion: Wedding, Rose Fresche by Barbarella Cioc

Accessories:

  • Earrings: kraftika: Jewelry No. 120 Earrings by Anuitka Barthelmess
  • Bracelets: kraftika: Jewelry No. 300 Bracelets by Anuitka Barthelmess
  • Ring: kraftika: Jewelry No. 101 Ring by Anuitka Barthelmess

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