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Farewell 2015, Hello 2016

Posted in High Fashion by Piper Hanriot on January 1, 2016

At the end of each year and the beginning of a new year, I endeavour to write a blog focusing either on a summary of the past year or I take the opportunity to feature some highlights from SL apparel designers.

This year I have decided to give a mention to my all-time top four favourite apparel designers.  Please note that these are not in any specific order, merely the order in which I took the photographs in-world over the past few days.

So I start with Sonia Jie, designer and CEO of Son!a’s Luxury Fashion.  Sonia has been busy this year, not only creating new and stunning gowns, but also making mesh body appliers for some of her work, which I believe takes both time and patience.  Sonia’s recent release for Christmas (below) the Kay dress is simply gorgeous in satin and edged with elegant lace.  I think Sonia is on the verge of releasing some new casual separates soon, so I will keep you posted on that in the near future.

0. NewYear 1

Kay in silver from Son!a Luxury Fashion

Bee Dumpling, awesome designer and CEO with her husband from The White Armory has had an extremely busy 2015.  As well as releasing new apparel for her store and a couple of the in-world monthly events, Bee and Colton (weapons designer at TWA) also moved house in RL and as most of us know, moving house is very stressful.  However, this amazing couple are now settling into their new abode.  Bee has also released the New Beginnings Ballgown, I think inspired by a picture of an RL fantasy gown that caught my eye, which I sent to Bee.  Thank you Bee, it’s stunning.

0. NewYear 4

New Beginnings Ballgown in teal from The White Armory

Fabulous designer Sascha Frangilli and CEO of Sascha’s Designs has also had a busy and challenging 2015.  Not only has this amazing lady been designing apparel for her store, but she has also designed some exclusives for a few of SL’s charity events.  As well as that, Sascha started a new job in RL and has also managed to create and release weekly 60L items for her store.  Phew!  That is a lot of juggling, which Sascha has just taken in her stride.  One of my favourite gowns from 2014 (if my memory serves me right) is the Natalya.  This beautiful gown is available in either mesh or non-mesh.  I just love this design.

0. NewYear 8

Natalya in gold from Sascha’s Designs

My final mention goes to Saby Clary, designer and CEO of Utopia.  For those of you who are not familiar with her work, Saby is from Italy and you can certainly see her Italian flair and passion in her work.  Saby took on the huge challenge this year of making mesh body appliers for the majority of the apparel in her store, which has been a huge success.  Saby released the Angie gown in black and gold in time for the 2015 festive season.  Together with her partner, Utopia also design and release menswear too, so they have something for everyone.

0. NewYear 6

Angie in black and gold from Utopia

Well that pretty much wraps up my first blog post for 2016, however there will be more soon and I am looking forward very much to seeing what these fantastic designers have in store for 2016.  In the meantime I wish you all health, happiness, love, peace and prosperity in 2016.  Until next time …

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  1. Ima Peony said,

    Piper, I love reading your blog. You taught me to model a long time ago. Taught me to recognize great designers…these four are my favorites as well. Each having a unique style and quality. Thank you for sharing your insight. ~ Ima Peony


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