A unique contest is Flora's Fashion Contest, put on by Flora Raven. I entered months ago and didn't win, but had a lot of fun. It's an "on the spot" styling contest where contestants are given one hour to style a look and present it to the judges.
It's terrifying and exhilarating at the same time.
The first round of auditions are by submitting photos to a Flickr group for judges to look at and decide upon. The guidelines for this first round is Jewelry and accessories only. No clothing allowed. Because finances are a bit tight, I decided to go with only items I currently had in my inventory.
Here's what I came up with. My inspiration was from the Dothraki from Game of Thrones.
The chest piece was part of a very sexy outfit from Soedara - I had purchased silks maybe a year ago for a styling I was working on and I loved it. It's a bit risque for every-day wear...but it works for styling challenges. The bottoms were a bit trickier. As clothes weren't allowed, (not even panties!), I had to get creative...so I found this feathered belt....with a few strategically placed feathers, I was able to cover up the most important area. I didn't want to pull a Britney!
The earrings and shoes are from this month's round of Collabor88 --- and since I had purchased them prior to the styling challenge, it fit into my goal of not buying anything specifically for this challenge. If you haven't been to this month's Collabor88 event, you should go...lots of really amazing tribal/earthy looks.
I used an arm henna tattoo from Bilo and a face tattoo from White Widow. I knew I wanted to look tribal so instead of adding hair, I just used a shaved hair base from Lelutka. My goal was to make the look both feminine and masculine with a bit of warrior goddess thrown in for good measure. The Dothraki was such a rich culture created in the novels by Martin and really came to life in the tv series on HBO. If you haven't watched it, I encourage you to subscribe to the channel and catch up. There's plenty of time before season 5 airs!
SLurls coming soon!
In the meantime, here is my style card:
Chest Piece - Soedara - Gold Delight Exotic Sang Penari
Belt - Trident Tribal Huntress III -
Earrings - MG -Vallari Metal Hoops (Collabor88 July 2014)
Arm Tattoo - Bilo - Full/bridal Arm Henna
Face Tattoo - White Widow - Earth
Hair base - Lelutka - Shaved
Shoes - Hucci - Hampstead Sandal - Beige - Collabor88 July 2014