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Piper’s SL New Year’s Honours

Posted in High Fashion,Medieval by Piper Hanriot on December 29, 2011

It has been a very busy year in the SL fashion industry, but this is nothing new I hear you say.  However, it has been an exceptionally good 2011 for a few of my very good friends and I am so proud of them.

My first honour goes to a special lady with whom I’ve known and been friends with and also a lady who I have worked with for the past 3 years.  Sascha Frangilli won the Avi Choice Award for Best Women’s Apparel 2011.  Sascha celebrated by releasing the Novice gown in silver for everyone in the group, which I featured in my Snow Queen Christmas story (part 1) blog a few weeks ago.  Sascha’s work continues each year to go from strength to strength and she has worked so hard, so this award is richly deserved to celebrate the work of this amazing designer.  Earlier in 2011 Sascha also celebrated 15,000 members in the Sascha’s Designs group for which Sascha made a special gown for everyone in the group as a huge thank you.  Huge applause for Sascha Frangilli and I hope 2012 is a fantastic year for you.

Gown: Novice 15,000 members group gift by Sascha Frangilli at Sascha’s Designs

My second honour goes to another special lady who specialises more into gowns from ages past ranging from medieval, Victorian to the art nouveau style of the 1920’s.  Back in March 2011 Bee Dumpling at The White Armory won the 2011 Glance Awards Achievement Winner, I think this also translates into best new designer.  Another truly well deserved award for a hard-working creative designer in sl.  Bee together with Colton, her husband in sl and now also since April 2011 in rl have also launched The White Armory website and you can now even have one of Bee’s amazing gowns created and brought to life in rl, which is an absolutely awesome achievement.  I am looking forward very much to seeing the first completed gown. I am also honoured to be a part of The White Armory family, so best wishes for 2012 Bee and Colton and I hope your business continues to grow in both worlds.

Gown: Regal Monarch II by Bee Dumpling at The White Armory

Staying with The White Armory, my third honour goes to a model, photographer and friend who in June 2011 entered the prestigious contest at The White Armory to find a new model.  In August 2011 Irina Strazytski then went onto win the crown and was awarded the title of Miss TWA 2011.  Irina’s sl modelling career is flourishing and her Flickr page glitters with contests from My Precious Winter Queen to the Fashion Teller Contest.  Irina has also had time to graduate from the MWV Modelling Academy.  I wish you all the best in 2012 and I’ll be rooting for you to win the most coveted modelling trophy in sl, Miss Virtual World.

TWA models: Eleya Kenin, Irina Strazytski (Miss TWA 2011), Synthel Roxley and Piper Hanriot

Speaking of MVW, my fourth honour goes to the lady who on 17 December 2011 won the prestigious title of Miss Virtual World 2012, Miss Anna Sapphire.  I hope Anna has an amazing and successful year in 2012.  Congratulations Anna!

My fifth honour goes to a lady who also got through to the MVW contest, as Miss Germany, Miss Falbala Fairey.  Falbala asked Bee Dumpling at The White Armory to create and design her national gown for the contest, which has now been released and I must say it’s absolutely stunning.  In January 2011 the Best of SL team gave everyone who missed the final an opportunity to see all the contestants take to the runway one last time in their national gowns.  Unfortunately, I missed the final on 17 December, so I am very much hoping that the Best of SL teamwill do the same again in January 2012 and I highly recommend to anyone who missed the final to attend this fabulous show, as the gowns are simply breathtaking.  In the meantime, congratulations Falbala and I wish you all the best for 2012.

Gown: Germany’s Crowning Jewel by Bee Dumpling at The White Armory

As for me, I’ve had a busy year in sl in 2011 also.  I’ve entered a few contests myself from Calendar Models of SL to the October Studios Styling Challenge Contest.  My highlight though has to be winning Model of the Week back in August 2011, sorry I cannot remember which week! lol  It was a complete surprise, but it certainly made my week (my winning photo below).  As for 2012, I will enter more contests and see how I get on.  I will continue to blog and I am also heading up the modelling academy at Farouche, as Dean of the academy, so if there are any budding models out there who would like to learn what it’s all about, then classes will begin in January 2012, so please feel free to IM me for an application.

Outfit: Tally Hoo top and Jodhpur Pants from Sascha’s Designs.  Boots from Bax Coen

Finally, I hope you’ve all enjoyed reading my blogs in 2011.  Watch this space for more awesome, creative and breathtaking creations from Second Life’s top, talented and amazing designers.  I hope you all have a happy and peaceful New Year and that 2012 is a good year for you all.

Gown: Ash in liquid gold by Sapphire Teebrook at Glitterati by Sapphire


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  1. Bee Dumpling said,

    Incredible sweety! You never fail to dazzle us. A beautiful post! Happy 2012 and may it be the best ever!


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