Like a comet, burning bright and fast


What makes someone a style icon? It’s not simply beauty or looking chic. There are hundreds of beautiful, well-dressed personalities who will never become a style icon. On the other hand, there is the somewhat louche Vali Myers, the bohemian artist and dancer. Not a conventional beauty, her artful dishabille and raw elegance inspired no less than four collections in Fall 2013, from MiuMiu and Prada to Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton.


Monica Outlander was also inspired by Vali Myers. The connection makes sense. I can see Myers influence in Outlander’s own artwork. You can see an example of Momo’s art in the background of this vendor here. You can see some of Myers work here. This top and pants are called Vali in Myers honor and convey the elegantly undone bohemian aesthetic that is Myers iconic contribution to style.


Myers was known for bright colors, with tight pants or pencil skirts and loose, sliding off the shoulders tops, sweaters and jackets. Outlander captures her look perfectly.


And it is happy coincidence that the Barbarella shoes from MiaMai that were released at Shoetopia a couple months ago are perfect companions to this outfit.


Outlander also included a makeup tattoo replicating the tattoos that Myers did on her own face. She also included a necklace, a replica of one worn by Myers though I left it off, favoring the earrings from Kunglers for L’Accessoires instead.


I was struck by the beautiful makeup from from Atomic Skins at Collabor88 and the gorgeous lipstick tattoo that seemed like something Myers might have worn if she were alive today.


And so I combined them for this homage to Vali Myers, as she was then and how she might be – like a comet, burning bright and fast.

The Style Icon is a huge fashion fair that opened February 7th and runs through the end of the month. Collabor88 and L’Accessoires are month fashion showcases.

Store info at Blogging Second Life
Poses: aDorkable
Skin: .Atomic. Skin {Muse} Sugar – Supernova – Red Brow @ Collabor88
Tattoos: Miamai_Vali Makeup @ The Style Icon
.Atomic. Skin {Muse} Supernova Lip – 2 @ Collabor88
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes Duo Green (med)
Lashes: Lelutka
Mani/Pedi: SLink Mesh Hands & Feet with FLAIR mani applier
Hair: [LeLutka]-RYKIEL hair – Harvard
Clothing: Miamai_Vali Pants&Belt M @ The Style Icon
Miamai_Vali Shirt Indian Summer S @ The Style Icon
Shoes: Miamai_Barbarella stud (stiletto) – hot pink
Jewelry: (Kunglers Extra) Lexie – earring – Copper/rose @ L’Accessoires
Location: William Weaver Hopper Build

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