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Fashion Week 2019: The War for Chantilly

Post by Koyliak » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:57 am

Seven & Seven Restaurant on Benson Boulevard held an old-world glam appeal that belonged to a time and plane far from RhyDin. Aside from dressing immaculately in their red single-breasted jackets and black neckties, the waitstaff had mastered the art of discretion, making the restaurant an enticing setting for both work and play for New Haven’s elite. Alessandro, one of the longest-serving waiters, distinguished by the double seven-shaped gold lapel pin he wore honoring his years of service, said nothing as he ushered one impeccably dressed guest after another into the restaurant’s hidden depths.

Alessandro had spent enough time over the years watching the shows in Mercer Park to recognize every member of the group gathering in the sleek paneled back room. While he may not have commented out loud, the thought did cross his mind that around the covered tables sat Rhydin’s Fashion mafia.

To the untrained eye, each fashion house represented admired and respected their peers with the cheek kisses in greeting, the friendly compliments and the ease with which they arranged themselves around the room. Only those who kept up with gossip magazines or spent time on Benson Boulevard in New Haven would understand the subtext in what was and wasn’t said, which smiles were sincere and which ones were frozen, and who chose to sit where.

Although designers like Vicki Remmington and Koyliak VanDuran-Simon had spent much of their formative professional years in New Haven as embittered rivals, the last few had brought an uneasy alliance between the two women. As much as they questioned the other’s taste they both agreed on a severe distrust of newcomers like Brix Biloxi and Kryslin Henry.

The seating choices reflected who fell on the side of the classic guard, those who sided with the brash new voices and some who chose neither, finding profit in neutrality.

Willingly ignoring any icy air in the room, Amador Sui took center stage at the podium he had brought in for the purpose of lording over everyone. Amador’s crowning achievement, besides running every fashionista’s bible, RhyDin Wear Daily, was the full head of beautiful dark hair he still sported when so many of his peers had grown bald.

“Welcome, lovelies, welcome! Forgive me for skipping over niceties, but we have much work to attend to and little time to do it. We’ve got a Fashion Week to prepare for and with what happened last year,” he surveyed the room, fully aware of how many suddenly averted making eye contact with him, “the Benson Boulevard Initiative is looking to me to prevent a repeat.”

“What happened last Fashion Week?” might be the question coming to Alessandro’s mind as he quietly saw to refilling drinks. However, every guilty party gathered in the back room (and the number of guilty parties was vast), knew the more accurate question was what didn’t happen last Fashion Week?

It had started with the arrival of a rare shipment of vicuna wool in RhyDin ahead of last year’s planned fashion shows. Insider tips and whispers led to more than one designer first dreaming, then demanding, that the luxe textile feature prominently in each of their shows. What made the fabric valuable was how long it took for the docile animals to grow enough wool to be shorn. It called for years and the hype that built around how many more would pass before another shipment this large and pure appeared brought out even the gentler fashionistas’ claws.

They were all complicit to varying degrees of backstabbing and sabotage in an attempt to outbid everyone and procure the full shipment of wool for their own. They delayed their otherwise disciplined timelines, blinded by their egos to face the logic that seemed obvious to nervous assistants and production workers alike that it would never be possible for more than one or two of the year’s shows to benefit from the wool. Why then continue to jeopardize the rest of the week’s programming and future sales for such a limited gain?

That rationale in hindsight is why so many of the designers in the room now squirmed under the implied message of Amador’s words. They all should have known better. Even if one of them had won out, the amount of haute couture that could be created would have been impressive and brought in some high figures but would never have given any of them long-term success in the mass markets. On the more forgiving end it could have been said that the designers were driven by that passion that deserved admiration even when verging on reckless. The less kind view though would be to blast their pride as downright sinful and worse yet, utterly stupid.
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Re: Fashion Week 2019: The War for Chantilly

Post by Koyliak » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:08 am

So what didn’t happen last Fashion Week?

Anything memorable on the runway worth noting for the style books, for imprinting on the public’s imagination or for making them open their wallets, that’s what didn’t happen.

In trying to show each other up in a baffling contest for boasting rights as the greatest creative talent in RhyDin last season they had all forgotten one major factor: they were doing business with a merchant who had blown into the city, stopping at the Nexus’ crossroads with no reputation preceding him and no personal stakes in the game. He allowed them to make grandiose displays and accepted the lavish entertainment bestowed upon him, disarming them all with his humility and earnest-sounding desire to sell to the designer who would not only pay him but would delight the people with their creations. “What an honor it will be for me to know my time traveling with the vicuna will bring so much joy in what can be a dark world,” he would tell them at each private meeting.

He played to their worst qualities and navigated their jealousies of each other to keep them from consolidating information in any meaningful way. Had they done as much they would have quickly seen he was feeding them all the same impossible promise.

Instead, they continued to delay and recraft their shows to allow for the arrival of the wool. Several of the houses were led to believe they had finally secured the fabric for themselves. They overpaid on a deposit asked of them for the amount of wool promised, holding back a less conservative amount than they would have agreed to for any other similarly large sale. They didn’t want to insult the shepherd who had explained to them over their multiple lovely meals together about his homeland where honor was held above all else.

How humiliated they all were when they received their shipments, which included some of the pure wool they had seen on their visits to the shepherd’s tent grounds mixed with common sheep’s wool. By the time the ruse had been discovered the shepherd was long gone with their money. Rumors speculated a man had been seen hurrying out of Stars End with a small crew, no shepherd at all but captain of a band of space pirates. Some houses with steeper pockets and deeper thirsts for justice were still believed to have investigators searching the stars to recoup their losses.

Then again, the swirl produced by the city’s rumor-mill is what had compounded the desire for the vicuna wool in the first place, escalating it beyond rational thought, so maybe they would all do better to write off the theft for what it was: an easy swindle.

All they could do last year was slap together rushed shows with revamped plans and little time for proper execution. Sales suffered across the board and there was a considerable drop in charitable fundraising opportunities for the Benson Boulevard Initiative which relied heavily on Fashion Week as an opportunity to highlight their philanthropic causes.

And that is why the fashion houses were still having their failures shoved in their faces again today. Amador ran a hand through his luscious locks and gestured to the thin bound and printed booklets being passed out as they finished eating lunch.

“With that in mind then, I thought we might try something new this year. Something more unifying.”

“Something prescriptive is what I’m hearing,” Cassie Kando grumbled.

“We’re going to play a game this year for Fashion Week,” Amador continued on, ignoring any comments from the room he looked down upon. “As some of you know, I’ve been writing fiction outside of my day job and have been told I have a knack for it.” He flashed a slick smile around at them again.

“You wrote about us. What imagination did that take?” Walter Rusk wasn’t the only one who remembered Sin Haven, the sensationalized novel Amador published about RhyDin’s fashion scene. The novel hinted at steamy love affairs like the one many knew to have happened between the previously married Walter and Lush’s fashion columnist, Stone Feldman. What parts Amador had fabricated for the sake of story still capitalized on the belief that he must be in the know because of his position at RhyDin Wear Daily.

Brix Biloxi picked up his booklet and waved it glibly in Amador’s direction. “You can’t expect us to delight in being used for your half-baked fantasies around being an author of great works of fiction, Dory dear. There’s a reason you haven’t quit your day job yet.” There was some laughter and a banging on the tabletops in agreement.

Amador again refrained from feeding into the way they goaded him. “Well then finally, you’re already starting to find common ground with each other, just wonderful. Now, as I was saying, this year I’ve come up with a game for us all to play, to put some joy in our work.” It was a tongue-in-cheek reminder of what the swindling shepherd turned space pirate had fed them all as his reason for taking so long to decide who to sell his precious cargo to.

“If you’ll please open your booklets you’ll see I’ve created some backstory and guidelines for all of you to incorporate into your collections. All of the events this year will tie back into this tale. You’ll see descriptions for one of four clans you can join and create characters for yourselves. This will be particularly important at the charity kickoff event starting the entire week but that’s all I’ll say about that.”

“You all pride yourselves on your creative skills. This is your chance to elevate your designs to make something grand, weaving a story together with as many different threads as you can think of. We’ll invite anyone coming to our shows and events around Mercer Park to do the same if they’d like to join. Surely, the metaphor here isn’t lost on you.”

“So iffn we jest read wha ye’ve got here we can get on our way and ye’ll stop actin’ like ye’re some lofty professor then, bub?” Koy smirked, deciding to overlook the fact that Amador’s plan could already be considered successful in that it had her agreeing with Brix.

“That does sum it up, yes.”

“All right then. Let’s get ta it. Wha are we callin’ this caper?” Koy picked up her copy. The intricate lace pattern woven in with the title did make for an appealing design. She only hoped the pages following would allow them all to come out of this Fashion Week with their dignity intact.

Nicole Neese piped up with a dramatic and breathy rendering of the name on the cover in response. “The War for Chantilly.”


((Fashion Week is coming back! Stay tuned to this space for more details. Tentative date for the live event is 3/16. Please PM here or on Discord if you're interested in having your character participate in the live runway show. I will shortly be posting here more details on the different clans and their characteristics if your character would find that fun. There will be an option IC for not dressing up or doing anything out of the ordinary as well.))
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Re: Fashion Week 2019: The War for Chantilly

Post by Koyliak » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:45 am

The War for Chantilly
A Story By Amador Sui

To be printed and distributed throughout RhyDin

The region of Chantilly was known for three things: its treacherous but breathtaking landscape, its impressively detailed lace and its stylish, if cunning, citizens.

For over three hundred years there had been an uneasy peace over the once warring clans of Chantilly. A truce had been sworn after the threat of a giant Carcolh devastated the area, the massive serpent and snail hybrid beast devouring more than half of the population into its hideous mouth. The only way to defeat the creature had been to unite under the single banner of Luana the Splicer, the fierce swordswoman with enough skill to recover and wield Aeven, the one weapon capable of slicing through the Carcolh’s thick, slimy tentacles.

While local lore still pointed to lingering signs of the miles of destruction levied by the Carcolh, any fear of a similar beast requiring an alliance amongst the clans had disappeared. The only reason they had stayed together this long was out of a deep-rooted respect for Luana and her descendents. However, when the last living relatives of the famed warrior chose to abdicate their titles as the Mistress and Master of the Order of the Thornish Moon, the mystical entity formed to protect Chantilly, it became clear peace would no longer be possible.

When Luana retrieved the impossibly heavy curved sword, Aeven, she had also returned with an even more important item, the Relic of Chantilly. It was this expansive piece of prismatic lace, woven by hands gifted in magic, that had assured the Carcolh’s end, though the exact details of how it had been used had been lost to time. A prophecy from the the Oracle at Prilé Bay had foretold that when the time came for a new era to rise with the cresting of the Thornish Moon over Chantilly, power would belong to whichever clan had reclaimed the Relic. The lace in all its detailed beauty would choose who it deigned to aid and burn anyone unworthy of holding it.

It was with this goal in mind that the three clans of Chantilly began to plot and scheme against each other to retrieve the Relic from the caverns where the Dancing Bobbins were believed to continuously repair and rework the lace’s design.

The first clan were the Gareaux, a prideful group graced twice by the combination of lion and elven features they displayed. They were gifted with strength, speed and fabulous manes of hair which could be braided stronger than any rope one could find in the region. Their stubborness when it came to change could be their downfall.

The second clan were the Cayena, a brash and loud bunch known for their flare when it came to adorning themselves in wild colors and bold patterns. They were the life of every party and incredibly skilled when it came to climbing all sorts of surfaces. Their inability to stay still was a double-edged sword.

The third clan were the Welen. These folks invented the phrase “salt of the earth.” They were practical and armed with every sort of pick-axe and mattock under the sun. Despite being the most responsible of the three clans, they were not without their love for finer things, being great purveyors of metals, minerals and fine gems. They could be limited when it came to needing to see the forest for the trees.

Those who had decided not to sort themselves into any clan for fear of the limitations and expectations that came with each one made up the most populous group of all, the Kinsfolk. These fine folks were free to judge all without fear of being judged for their own appearance, easily disappearing into the crowd when any of them wanted.

Who will win the War for Chantilly? Find out this Fashion Week as we invite everyone to join in the fun of retelling the tale at themed events and shows! Will you play as Gareaux, Cayena or Welen? Or will you become part of the Kinsfolk, keeping an eye and running commentary on the clans’ schemes and battles?

((Fashion Week will start this Saturday 3/16 at 9pm ET with a live event to be followed by a week of vapored events. The theme of playing out characters and scenes from the War of Chantilly will be continuous throughout but feel free to have fun with it! Stay tuned here for more details on the Week’s calendar and please let me know if you’d like your character to be part of the live runway show on 3/16. More details to come!))
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Re: Fashion Week 2019: The War for Chantilly

Post by Koyliak » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:12 pm

RHYDIN FASHION WEEK 2019

RhyDin Fashion Week Notes from RhyDin Wear Daily:

Hello, lovelies! Who’s ready for a good old fashioned war?! Play along with us this week as RhyDin’s most fashion-forward bring on the heat and battle to see which clan will win the War for Chantilly.

Highlights from the schedule, not to be missed:

Saturday, March 16th

The Benson Boulevard Initiative Presents the
Fashion Week 2019 Charity Kickoff: The War for Chantilly
9 PM - Transportation by mechanical carriages to the Cavern of the Dancing Bobbins, departing from outside the Arena, Dragon’s Gate (Discord Annex)
All Proceeds Benefit the Sanyumato Relief Fund, the Small Business Relief Fund in celebration of Jewell Ravenlock and the RhyDin Welcome Center.
Featuring Duel of Swords Madness Tournament matches!

Sunday, March 17th

Order of the Thornish Moon Exhibit
10 AM - Sanctuary courtyard, Old Temple
Look for clues and prepare for the battle to come by visiting the mystical Order of the Thornish Moon. Learn about the Gods of Chantilly, the prophecy of the cresting Thornish Moon and hear the tales of Luana the Splicer’s victory over the Carcolh.
Exhibition runs for the duration of Fashion Week.

Monday, March 18th

Kitchy Kando
1 PM - Main Tent
Head Designers: Leigh Mayazuki and Cassie Kando

Abroad in Adenna Exhibition Opening with Christopher Andan and Nima Liltu
3 PM - Promenade
Adenna’s finest fashions return in a stunning exhibition featuring the works of Pearle De Causey, Angela Kenra, Minnie Mardoni and other Adenna designers.
Exhibition runs for the full duration of Fashion Week.

Brix in Babel Runway Show
5 PM - Promenade
Head Designer: Brix Biloxi
Featuring: Jelani Motiri, Kyuna Strachlochtoy, Stanton G’yalia

Jackson Walt
6 PM - Promenade
Head Designers: Zachary Jackson and Walter Rusk

Tuesday, March 19th

Muziak & Co
2 PM - Main Tent
Head Designers: Kryslin Henry

Highlife Haberdashery Runway Show
4 PM - Main Tent
Head Designer: Gerard Smith
Featuring: Locke D’Vestavio, Pierce Pianz, Ezekiel Tollus

Wednesday, March 20th

The Remmington Collection
2 PM - Main Tent
Head Designer: Vicki Remmington
Featuring: Chi-chi Lorenga, Tra’elsa Bloom, Cahoots & Cohorts

Fox Footing
5 PM - Promenade
Head Designer: Zen Ronjkson
Featuring: Trish Cavanaugh, Sienna Unfurled

Thursday, March 21st

Millie & Mallie Runway Show
2 PM - Main Tent
Head Designer: Koyliak VanDuran-Simon
Featuring: Shane Tory, Hunter Stone, Galagomorrah

Friday, March 22nd

Gorgeous Harry’s Textile Showroom
1 PM - Promenade

Neese
2 PM - Main Tent
Head Designer: Nicole Neese

Flora & Fauna
4 PM - Promenade
Head Designer: Roshanak Armin-Zadeh
Featuring: Bailey Raptis

Lamb Studios Photography Presents
The Year in RhyDin Fashion
5 PM - Lamb Studios, Benson Boulevard
Head Photographers: Kyle Levy and Oblinn Lyrana

Saturday, March 23rd

Amador Sui Presents: The Final Battle
See the Thrilling Conclusion to the War for Chantilly! (Forum event)
12 PM - Battlefield Park

Fashion Week Wrap Party
Hosted by the Benson Boulevard Initiative
11 PM - The Fortress, New Haven

And though we love life inside the tents let us not forget some of the week's highly anticipated supplemental events closing out the week:

Monday, March 18th

RhyDin Fashion’s Species Spectrum
10AM - Cedar Gallery, Benson Boulevard
Sponsored by The Benson Boulevard Initiative
RhyDin’s fashion designers past and present take visitors through a historical look at changing fashions for the wide berth of races and creatures that have traveled the Nexus to call RhyDin home. Exhibition runs through the length of Fashion Week.

Bright Braiding 101
12PM - Mercer Gates, New Haven
Take a stop outside the shows to watch Grace Cassidy and the team at Hair or Dye Salon teach you how to conjure up hair magic of your very own with beautiful, bold designs in braiding. Perfect for both the Gareaux and Cayena!

Lace & Jewels: Workshop for Children
3 PM - The Marketplace
Sponsored by The Heavenly Boutique
Children of all ages will be able to design their own Chantilly lace and use the tools of the Welen to mine for treasure in large gravel pits. Safety equipment and supervision will be provided.

Tuesday, March 19th

To Wear or Not to Wear: Fashion Tips for Every City District
2 PM - The RhyDin Welcome Center, Dragon's Gate
Sponsored by the RhyDin Welcome Center

Wedding Expo
4 PM - Syon Hall, Benson Boulevard, New Haven
Including the latest in bridal fashions from The Heavenly Boutique, Luscious Lovelies, Beyond Compare and more!

The Talents of Chantilly
7 PM - Very Cherry Coffee Shop, New Haven
Looking for bragging rights for your clan? It’s a team event as groups of two or more are invited to show off their best singing / acting / juggling / gymnastics / other group skill in a friendly competition for an all-expenses paid trip to Mount Yasuo.

Wednesday, March 20th

Rise and Shine: Breakfast & Beauty Tips
8:30 AM - The Heavenly Boutique, Benson Boulevard
Presented by Koyliak VanDuran-Simon with hair styling tips from RhyDin’s own Grace Cassidy.
Sponsored by Heart Notes

The Kinsfolk Korner
1 PM - Zilly’s Lounge, New Haven
Want to catch up on all the latest gossip and scandals? Feel like judging from the comfort of a lavish lounge with delicious food, drinks and dozens of monitors showing live footage from the Mercer Park runway shows? Come to Zilly’s Lounge! Open Thursday and Friday as well.

How To Dress Like A Man: A Crash Course in Menswear Fashions
3:30 PM - The Highlife Haberdashery, Benson Boulevard
Presented by Gerard Smith and Locke D’Vestavio

Thursday, March 21st

Oracle at Prilé Bay
12PM - Folly’s Cove, Seaside
Seek the answers to all your questions with Chantilly’s own Oracle!

Lace and Links: Engineering Innovation in Design Seminar
4 PM - The Marketplace
Sponsored by The RhyDin Welcome Center

Write On! Discussion Panel of RhyDin’s Leading Fashion Writers
6 PM - Seven & Seven Restaurant, Benson Boulevard
Panelists Include Sonia Williams (founder, Couture Magazine), Jess Vincent (editor, Couture Magazine), Tina Tolly (editor, Paper Dolls), Stone Feldman (fashion columnist, Lush)
Moderated by Amador Sui (editor, RhyDin Wear Daily)

Friday, March 22nd

Breakfast Potluck
10 AM - RhyDin Welcome Center
All are invited to create a dish native to their clan to join in a scrumptious breakfast!

Violetta’s Forge
1 PM - The Marketplace
Learn about the famed weapons of Chantilly and engage in practice duels!

Make-Up Artist Expo
3 PM - The Blush Brush Warehouse
Sponsored by Local Chapter 52 of the RhyDin Make-Up Artists Union

Designer Duds
All Day Friday
Clothing Drive for Charity
Lexington Square, Benson Boulevard.
Sponsored by RhyDin United and Sisters of the Revolution

Saturday, March 23rd

Battle of the Bands
7 PM - Mercer Park, New Haven


((Thank you to everyone who contributed this year! If anything is missing or you’d like to add an event please let me know. All times are ET. There will be a separate thread with ongoing updates and prompts leading up to the Final Battle for the War for Chantilly. Please feel free to use this thread to post any outfits, designs, etc. related to the live events and Fashion Week vapored events. Stay stylish, RhyDin!))
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Re: Fashion Week 2019: The War for Chantilly

Post by Koyliak » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:57 pm

The Benson Boulevard Initiative Presents the
Fashion Week 2019 Charity Kickoff: The War for Chantilly

9 PM - Cavern of the Dancing Bobbins, departing from outside the Arena, Dragon’s Gate (Discord Annex)

All Proceeds Benefit the Sanyumato Relief Fund, the Small Business Relief Fund in celebration of Jewell Ravenlock and the RhyDin Welcome Center.
Featuring Duel of Swords Madness Tournament matches!

Transportation to be provided by giant mechanical creatures - everything from elephants to bulls (but never the dreaded Carcolh!) with members of the Kinsfolk at the helm! The Kinsfolk love to tell tales, some with snark, others with genuine curiosity about the Gareaux, Cayena and Welen.

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Upon arrival, guests will be treated to the dazzling colorful cavern that could have been designed by the Cayena themselves.

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Next to the petrified waterfall, rings and seating had been set up for the evening's Madness duels. Waiters in magnificent outfits inspired by the manes of the Gareaux, the colorful patterns of the Cayena and the metallics of the Welen made sure guests never found themselves victim to an empty glass or without an appetizer to snack on.

Further into the cavern hanging high above the iridescent lake were the Dancing Bobbins. The giant bobbins were made out of what appeared to be gleaming bone, moving and clanging against each other in a joyful rhythm of their own volition as they twisted and braided their intricate lace held in place on what looked to be a giant boulder.

Within sight of the Dancing Bobbins, a series of stalagmites had been worked into a runway, the borders clear by the illuminated cave pearls lining either edge.

DJ Shifter Talk was set up to get the dance party started and additional bars and tables overflowing with food could be found further into the cavern.
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Post by Static Rest » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:46 pm

Olaf considered himself to be the life of every party he had ever attended, so dressing himself according to the theme of the outrageous clan Cayena seemed like an obvious choice. He arrived for his Madness match in style, wearing a brightly patterned suit and completely covered in bright colored suction cups, the better to honor the skilled Cayena climbers.


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Post by Elessaria » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:23 pm

Master Parfumeuse Elessaria Devabriel is honoured to donate a unique, fragrance to celebrate this year's Fashion Week in RhyDin. Celebrating the tenth anniversary of ~Heart Notes Parfumerie~, this unisex offering is another in her series of RhyDin inspired scents. UNITY: Entre Enfer et Paradis follows this year's theme for Fashion Week and embodies the dual nature of what is quintessentially RhyDin-- a balance of light and dark, where both Heaven and Hell meet. One of her most complex creations, this eau de parfum takes what is often considered forbidden and tempers those notes with a twist of more traditional accords. It is both ethereal and earthly and will transform upon the wearer depending on his or her mood.

There will be only one bottle available for auction in a custom designed bottle by Ethan Kaiser. All proceeds will go to the Benson Boulevard Initiative and its charities of choice.
UNITY: Entre Enfer et Paradis contains, but is not limited to the following notes:

Top: bergamot, lupin, lantana, angelica, damania
Heart: absinthe, hemlock, fig leaf, tobacco blossom, tuberose
Base: cypriol, snake leather, cannabis,pepper blend, wild mushroom, fresh earth
The Bottle:
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***Fashion Week's Swag Bags will contain a variety of deluxe samples of some of ~Heart Notes~ offerings such as her Endless Notes, various Skin Silks and other seasonal offerings. A 10% off coupon for a custom, couture fragrance (expiring at the end of this year) will also be included in every bag.

((****ETA: If anyone is interested in their character "winning" this fragrance, please message me. I'll assign your character a number based on order or requests, then find a RNG doohickey to select the winner. I'm sorry I spaced out on this until now.****))
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Re: Fashion Week 2019: The War for Chantilly

Post by Koyliak » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:25 pm

Runway Lineup!:

Eless - Wonder Welen

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Margo (NPC) - Warrior Gareaux

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Bailey - Cayena Prowess

Outfit:
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Makeup:
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Saila - Gareaux Royalty

Hair:
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Outfit:
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Meadow - Welen Metal Marvel

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Cai Purr (NPC) - The Oracle of Prile Bay

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Gael Love (NPC) - Bloomin' Cayena

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Jewell - Cayena Iceburn

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and Koy's Gareaux hair and outfit for the night:

Hair:
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Lion Mask:
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Outfit:
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Post by Lucy Mitford » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:03 pm

For Lucy, Fashion Week was by far the most wonderful time of the year. She'd spent weeks shopping, putting her looks together, and reading up on what trends she might expect to see on the runway from her favorite designers. As much as she occasionally enjoyed attending the special events, her heart was in the tents. So she arrived on Monday ready to spend the afternoon in the Main Tent and the evening in the Promenade.

In the evening, August joined Lucy in time for the Brix and Babel runway show, and Jackson Walt in the Promenade.



Lucy did what she could to avoid the two of them getting photographed arriving and departing the events, but those inside saw them sitting closely together and holding hands off and on through the evening.
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Re: Fashion Week 2019: The War for Chantilly

Post by Lucy Mitford » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:01 pm

Day Two of Fashion Week -- Lucy arrived solo again for the first event, but quickly sought out some familiar faces to join and enjoy the day with.

August arrived in time for the Highlife Haberdashery show, the couple sitting side-by-side again, and were finally caught leaving the show together.

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Re: Fashion Week 2019: The War for Chantilly

Post by Lucy Mitford » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:06 pm

Day 3 was another day at the tents for Lucy. She had not yet managed to work some extra lace into her wardrobe in honor of the season's theme, but she was wearing a gold lion ring in reference to clan Gareaux.

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Re: Fashion Week 2019: The War for Chantilly

Post by Lucy Mitford » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:14 pm

Often the highlight of her FW, Lucy attended the Millie & Mallie Runway Show solo again, but she quickly sought out some friendly faces to hobnob with. After the show, Lucy tried to get backstage to congratulate Koy.

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Re: Fashion Week 2019: The War for Chantilly

Post by Mist Gul » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:26 pm

Mist rather randomly showed up and attended the Flora and Fauna showing, probably to support Bailey, but definitely, the elf seemed rather lost. But, cheerful as ever, though he wasn't exactly sartorial elegance. He wasn't embarrassed to show up in a set of scrubs, they were clean at least, blue trousers and a tunic brightly printed over with Pusheen kitties, and a gray cloak over his shoulders.

He'd happily chat or wander about with any familiar souls, or just watch the show before heading off to work.
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Re: Fashion Week 2019: The War for Chantilly

Post by Elessaria » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:13 pm

Elessaria survived the Kick Off for Fashion Week and hit the ground running, in high heels. The diminutive elfess was a walking, talking, smiling billboard for her favorite designers-- especially Koyliak. She sat front row at most of the shows and visited several of the exhibitions during the week all the while promoting the Benson Boulevard Initiative. A decade of success for ~Heart Notes~ had the master parfumeuse encouraging new entrepreneurs, giving them some advice and helping them navigate the networking web of business in New Haven. Some of the highlights from her week were:

Monday: The Adenna Exhibit, Kitchy Kando and then The Brix and Babel show.
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Tuesday: Highlife Haberdashery to support her longtime friend and designer Lockeand then The Talents of Chantilly.
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Wednesday: The Remmington Collection, but only after attending Rise and Shine as the event's sponsor.
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Thursday: Millie & Mallie in support of Koyliak.
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Friday: Flora & Fauna to support Bailey.Then she went attended the Clothing Drive, Designer Duds
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Saturday: Both the Final Battle and the Wrap Party
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Re: Fashion Week 2019: The War for Chantilly

Post by Mina » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:30 am

Tuesday, March 19th
After her epic loss to Jay Capistrano in Round 1 of Madness on Saturday evening, Mina took a few days to rest and recuperate. It was her friend Ava--Billie’s niece--that got her out of the house to explore some of the supplemental Fashion Week events on Tuesday.

The two went to brunch before attending “To Wear or Not to Wear: Fashion Tips for Every City District” as Mina had become particularly surprisingly in fashion trends in the city. They walked around the Adenna Exhibition before Ava insisted on dragging Mina to the wedding expo despite her numerous protestations. Ava did promise not to tell Luka they went to that event at least.

The ladies had dinner together before going to “The Talents of Chantilly” in the evening, enjoying the different entertainment acts.

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Thursday, March 21st
After Mina had such a nice time with Ava on Tuesday attending some of the supplemental Fashion Week events and activities, Luka got them highly coveted tickets to attend the Millie & Mallie Runway Show. She found the buzz around the main tent and the amount of paparazzi overwhelming and a bit off-putting, having already learned (to her distress) weeks earlier that dating Lord Luka Gaumond and being seen in public with him meant photos, speculation, and critiques by members of the media regarding the “mystery brunette” he had been regularly spotted with since December.

Despite her misgivings, she did enjoy the show (“Do people actually wear these designs?”) and was surprised and amused to recognize the head-designer as none other than a fellow competitor in the megabrawl she had participated in a few weeks earlier. They did not go backstage to meet Koyliak, but Luka promised her a trip to the Heavenly Boutique at some point in the coming weeks.

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