So there is this thing right, a contest of sorts lol, well its actually a lot more detailed than that :P, The wonderful Whimsy Winx and the Cafe Society Group, came up with a devious plan.

Its them so it has to be devious. Its actually a wonderful idea, of a design Challenge.

**Create an item of wearable clothing (no Skin, Shape, Avatar, or Hair) using “flamingo” as your guide to theme. You may make companion pieces like skin, shape, avatar, and hair, but these are not to be considered part of the design entry. Examples of acceptable items are: Skirts, Shirts, Jackets, Dresses, Aprons, T’s, Tanks, Sweaters (get the hint?), and accessories like purses, shoes, jewelry. See quite Simple, if you right click and wear, and its NOT Shape, Skins, alternative Avatar, and hair, then you are on the right track.

Set the item in your store for sale on April 25th.

If you have a blog please blog the item.
If you Flickr, please submit your ad/promo to our flickr group

(optional) add the item to your picks) with the title Flamingo Design Challenge and add the cafe website url.

We will be awarding the following awards at the party on April 1, 2008 (April Fools Day), at 7pm SLT. Location to be announced.

We encourage all entrants to attend, you may send along a representative(s) of your choice if you are unable to attend. Guests attending will also be encouraged to wear items that were designed for the challenge, or be creative with the Flamingo Theme for their attire.

The following awards are up for grabs:
Flamingo Overall Theme Use (2 awards)
Flamingo High Prim Use Award
Flamingo Low Prim Use Award
Flamingo Sculptie Use Award
Flamingo Bold Award
Flamingo Subtle Award
Flamingo Non Layer Use Award
Flamingo Mens Clothing Award
Flamingo Womans Clothing Award
Flamingo Accessory Award

Fun right?, exactly. Well I have been seeing some fab and fun items, that Whimsy has blogged about over at her blog HERE… and nothing prepared me for this.

Rose Farina of Rose Petal Creations has taken on the challenge and NAILED IT! The Black Flamingo Flamenco Gown is just STUNNING!.

You don’t even have to be a pink or flamingo fan to enjoy this beautiful gown- but it helps lol.
Firstly the use of the soft satin in pink is just delighful, the prim work moves fabulously as you glide across the room, prepared to dance the night away.

If the swish of satin isn’t your thing the gown turns into a body hugging slip gown that is hell sexy. But get a load of those gloves, the tuxedo bow tie finish to the tops is genius, I LOVE THEM , I want them in every colour there is in the world, the bows too, I want to be able to do ten bazillion options lol. What is equally charming and how it ties into the challenge is the delicate – you can see it if you click on the pic – flamingo brooch just perched nicely on the top of the bodice…. again not so overpowering that you cant love the gown with or without.

This Gown is inspired and I am hoping that Rose takes it further and creates more contrast options using the wonderful colours available – makes a list hee hee. Make sure that you head over to RPC and grab this incredible Gown ASAP, you wouldnt want to miss out on such a beautiful creation.

The shoes are the Thaelle by Dela in black with and without the ankle bows, the hair is Sofia by ETD a stunning Uppy Do.

xoxo Sasy xoxo

Always thankful for:

Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I’m blessed.

Nuclear Boutique for my lovely Lashes that I wear when I think of it and because Ari is awesome.

My Posestand is by VR and available on OnRez HERE!, not only does it have hide/show, but also has 3 options for changing poses, lights built in you command on/off in chat, and it rezzes a prim sphere around you that allows you to turn your camera 360 degrees and take pics without moving your stand, the sphere also changes colour on chat command too, its brilliant!.

Poses and Stands always used by me while taking pics, even if some end up on cutting room floor:
Digital Dragon Designs
Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses
Happy Dispatch
[LAP] Long Akward Pose