Oh, Adelaide…

11/15/16
Well, our first two contests went off without a hitch, so naturally something had to go wrong by now. Shortly after selling out on tickets for our third show, Ricky invited Sophie, Callie, and I to a party celebrating our first two fabulous successes.

Once I learned it was going to be hosted at the poshest restaurant in town, of course there was no way I’d say no!

Once I learned it was going to be hosted at the poshest restaurant in town, of course there was no way I’d say no!

Who doesn't love a night out with her best girlfriends?

I mean, who doesn’t love a night out with her best girlfriends? 😉

However, we were all surprised and more than a little sad when Ricky’s older sister, Adelaide, decided to crash the show.

Needless to say, this was NOT the outcome we’d planned for…

Needless to say, this was NOT the outcome we’d planned for…

Now, it seems, Adelaide will stop at nothing to see Ricky stop pursuing fashion, and that leaves the city with no place to host our shows. But not if I have anything to say about it…

I know there’s got to be a way to win this girl over, and I won’t stop trying until I do!

I know there’s got to be a way to win this girl over, and I won’t stop trying until I do!

Coming Up Contests

11/12/16

Wow, so much has happened here in Beaumonde City—in just the past few months, the place has gone from a cute little borough to a booming world of fashion, and I’ve been right there at the middle of it all. I’ve been so busy, I haven’t had the time to so much as think about writing until today. That’s because we’ve just wrapped up the second of Beaumonde’s fashion contests, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the way they each turned out!

When Ricky, Sophie, and Callie first approached me about participating, I wasn’t sure what to make of it. Sophia and Callie were especially surprised when Rickey said we’d be the ones modeling!

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But with a little convincing, we were all ready to give it a try.

The most fun, of course, is trying to sell tickets…

The most fun, of course, is trying to sell tickets…

Our first contest’s theme was Girly, so I put together ensembles for Sophie, Callie, and of course myself.

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Everyone was thrilled with the way things turned out, of course!

Everyone was thrilled with the way things turned out, of course!

Then it was on me to keep counting ticket sales and working to fill that huge arena for a second time.

When I got the email, I ran straight over!

When I got the email, I ran straight over!

Words just can’t describe the thrill of walking through that door.

Words just can’t describe the thrill of walking through that door.

Our theme this time was just…cool.

Like, just be cool.

Like, just be cool.

No big deal, right?

No big deal, right?

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Once again, the contest was a huge success, and I’ve heard nothing but praise from fans and customers ever since.

What did I tell you? One day I knew I’d be on that bulletin board!

What did I tell you? One day I knew I’d be on that bulletin board!

Get Your Solstice On

12/22/2015

Happy Winter Solstice, everybody! The day was so short that I hardly wanted to get out of bed… 

Lounging around the house sounds pretty appealing on a day like this!

Lounging around the house sounds pretty appealing on a day like this!

…but I had to get myself downtown. I’d promised a customer from the day before that I’d meet her at the amusement park before the morning ended!

"I can ride the merry-go-round in just about any weather, y’know?"

“I can ride the merry-go-round in just about any weather, y’know?”

And when I got back to the store, once again, outfits were just flying off that popular mannequin of mine.

Can you say “adorable”?

That evening—which really felt like nighttime the moment the sun started to set—I headed over to the contest hall to try my hand at the International Contest’s cash prize. Guess my model and I weren’t quite up to snuff, though, since we only came in second…

Maybe it wasn’t “wintery” enough?

Maybe it wasn’t “wintery” enough?

Oh, and let’s not forget who got featured in today’s StreetSnaps digest…

That’s right, yours truly!

That’s right, yours truly!

So all in all, aside from it being pretty dark and cold out all day, my Solstice rocked!

Suddenly Stylish

12/18/2015

It’s been months since I’d attempted an entry in the International Contest, or any fashion contest here in town, for that matter. I’ve had mixed successes with the International Contest in the past, and was stuck on one particular theme for so long that I almost threw in the towel. But earlier this month, I decided to give it another shot—just one more time. And, with the perfect outfit, I…

...WON?!?

…WON?!?

Well, after that victory, you better believe I gave it another go—and another, and another after that! Putting time and care into my outfit choices seemed to really wow the judges, because they handed out trophies and prizes from the exclusive brand Teatro Amare like I was some sort of fashion prodigy. And according to Avery, that’s actually what I am…

No one has ever won all of the themes before! Girlfriend, what ARE you?!

NO ONE has EVER won ALL of the themes before! Girlfriend, what ARE you?!

I have to say, it feels pretty good to not only have won the International Contest once or twice, but to have crushed it, to have complete and utter victory over it. I got to work with some of the top models in the business…

Spec-tac-u-LAR!

…and to attend the most posh after-party that I think I’ve ever been to.

Yes, that's right--it felt FABULOUS!

Yes, that’s right–it felt FABULOUS!

A Snowy Victory

12/31/13

First things first: I bought some new furniture today!

Squee!!!

Squee!!!

 Seriously, this is a huge deal for me. I never have the saving powers to put together the money for one of these bad boys.

Anyway, after rearranging my apartment, I headed off into the world for a surprisingly fun and fulfilling day. In the morning, I met Kayley in the park to watch the flurries falling…

“I thought there’d be more snow!”

“I thought there’d be more snow!”

…and also got yet another feature from Teagan.

“That outfit is just too cute to let it pass me by!”

“That outfit is just too cute to let it pass me by!”

So, with those words of encouragement still ringing in my ears, I headed to the boutique…where I proceeded to sell outfit after outfit after outfit. Business was booming! But I did manage to slip away for a sec—just long enough to bump into a friendly customer doing some browsing downtown.

"You know what I could really go for right about now…?”

“You know what I could really go for right about now…?”

 

“Blueberries! And how about smothered in chocolate! Drool…”

“Blueberries! And how about smothered in chocolate! Drool…”

Then it was time to close up for a minute and make my way over to the contest hall. I threw something together for the bold theme, totally not expecting to win…but then I did! And what better way to spend Christmas Eve than watching fireworks from the hotel’s ultra-posh after-party?

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Green is Good For You

9/28/13

Wow, what a beautiful day. The wind was blowing, the leaves were just starting to fall, and it wasn’t even too cold! I celebrated with a breezy sort of outfit and took a long walk through the park, where I happened to meet up with Daisy.

Green grapes and good health!

Green grapes and good health!

 The store wasn’t too busy in the afternoon, so I finally found the time to try the café’s seasonal spiced pumpkin latte.

Man, I’ve been waiting all year for this!

Man, I’ve been waiting all year for this!

 By then the sun was going down, so it was time to head for the contest hall…and suck up my first loss in a while.

I’m just not good at making “girly” outfits!

I’m just not good at making “girly” outfits!

 Hopefully, the coming fall colors will bring along some much-needed fashion inspiration!

You Call This Summer?

8/2/13

July was great—lots of long nights out under the stars, smelling barbecue smoke at the picnic area, walking along the river, and chatting under the perpetual rainbow in the park. But all of a sudden, these past few days have turned downright chilly. It’s disheartening, to say the least.

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I had so many plans that might now have to fall by the wayside (what if one jar of homemade jam is all I can manage this year?!), including selling out on my summer stock at the boutique! But in the end, Mother Nature’s in the one in charge, right? Ah, well. I guess winning a contest sort of makes up for it.

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Let’s Hit the Beach!

7/14/13

Summer officially started today when I stopped by the local beach this morning. The sun was just coming up, so it wasn’t too hot. The best part was, I got to wear a swimsuit!

Swimsuit

You wouldn’t believe how many of these things I have in my closet…

 After that, I spent some time around the store, and met a gal dressed up in a fully traditional kimono! That was something special.

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You don’t see clothes like this very often!

 In the evening, I tried my hand at a boho-chic-themed contest … and won, of course.

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Not that my score mattered—the weather alone was enough to make today fantastic. Well, that and my newly decked-out apartment!

Orange

According to a magazine I read the other day, orange is in this season, so…

Orange

I went pinky-orange for some summertime fun!

 

Why, Hello, The Internet

6/24/13

I bet you’re all wondering what happened during my overly-prolonged hiatus, huh? Well, not having Internet access will do that to a person. My service died at the beginning of the month, and it took them two whole weeks to get out here and fix it! I ask you, taking that much time to service my home … I’m practically a local celebrity. Come on, guys.

I do have some pictures from earlier in the month, but I wasn’t able to upload them until now. I hope you’ll be willing to overlook the delay and just enjoy the slideshow below! From now on, updates will happen once a week … Well, so long as my Internet doesn’t give out again.

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Hi From a Supreme Stylist

6/2/13

Toward the end of my cosplay runs last month, I jumped on the contest bandwagon and decided to try again at the International level. And, get this—I won! The slideshow below will tell you the rest of the story. All in all, though, I wish I’d dressed up a little more—I was still in my Rapunzel outfit when I walked out to wave to the audience. Oops!

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