Sunday, March 27, 2011

Well, well, well

Well I did promise to you that I would have the collection posted but I figured that we'd be better to make a tab with all the collections. Well that'll come in the future so in the mean time you can view the collection at SFW!
The awards were announced today were the fashionista's could vote for their favourites! WE WON THE AWARD OF THE NIGHT, well in our opinion, and that was the 'Director's Choice'. I am personally really pleased about this and we thank you for your continued support...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

What You've all beenn waiting for...

Hello all. Today I am highly excited. Firstly because I had the most AMAZING night last night. Secondly because tonight, Venus Couture is released! You will be able to see the collection later tonight at approximately 20:30pm GMT at and it's highly likely for the collection to be posted on here soon after. To attend SFW tonight, all you have to do is dress AMAZINGLY, go to FashionWeekSD on Stardoll at 19:00pm GMT, and parteyyyyy! You can also apply to be on best dressed lists!
Finally I am begging pushing for people to buy my SFW designs. PLEASE!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Well, so sorry!

Everything is falling to pieces so close to SFW. PwincessSara has left the team, which sucks as she was amazing at posting. She also helped me to get things together so a lot of  'behind the scenes' help from Sara. But all good things come to an end and so Sara, buh-bye!
SFW started on Monday, and the stardesigners kicked it off...and I was a chosen Stardesigner which is AMAZING if people would buy them. But it's the budget cuts etc.
Tuesday night was Opening Night for SFW which I thought was successful and it went right. It saw the first three collections revealed and they were;-
Most of them had high expectations but didn't quite make the cut.
So here we stand. WEDNESDAY! What will happen tonight? Who knows, we'll have to wait...

But the night we're all waiting for is Saturday when Venus is released! I really cannot wait :)
We're also hosting an after party on skype so if you'd like to attend comment your skype username and add me on skype. My skype name is; AbiiBabeh..x

Monday, February 28, 2011

Featured Designer: Acne

The fall collections are in. I'm still searching them through, but I'd like to share with you one of my current favorites: Acne F/W 2011. The collection consists of 26 lovely outfits, in a color scheme of different tones of camel, blue, orange, nude and so on. The fabric choice was also a great hit, if you ask me. Tulle mixed with leather, velvet and others. Very interesting choices, if you ask me.
Click here to watch the whole collection. Above is one of my favorites. So what's your opinion about Acne and it's F/W 2011 collection? Completely gorgeous or just simply tacky?


Thursday, February 24, 2011

So I guess..

that nobody wanted the 50sd. So we have 100sd to go towards activity and competitions. Suggest some ideas!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

GG Spoiler

Not much really to say at this moment in time. I was just asked by Bruno to post this spoiler for Global Group...Click the spoiler to go to the blog.

Friday, February 18, 2011

100sd Up for Grabs

This blog has been abandoned, really. If I'm honest no-one could be bothered to post and we were all doing some project, somewhere around Stardoll. My first thing I want to talk/tell you about is;

1. Progress

We haven't been telling you anything about our first collection; Venus. We just wanted to share with you the latest updates, whats going on and what will be happening in the run up to SFW.

Plamena and I, had our very first meeting with our Global Group mentor, Bruno. We discussed the usual stuff, what we had for the collection, if we needed any assistance, but we came on to a topic that concerned me and Plamena, which you may not have known yourselves. The Couture House, should we say 'Brand' is Couture Stardoll, hence the title of the blog. Our first collection we named 'Venus' containing Grecian Style Couture. So, no, the line is not called Venus. Secondly, it came apparent that we had two winners for the design contest. Yes? Well, we recently, very recently, set them a task which meant them having to design another outfit for the collection. Here was the brief;

As you won the design competition, we have another task for you. We need you to design one more Grecian Style dress. It can be totally simplistc or totally glammed up, but take into consideration what the other entrants got in their feedback. This should ensure your designs perfection and success. Both designs will be featured in our collection, that is in SFW, and as an added bonus and a thankyou, you'll get to model both of your outfits! You need to have submitted your designs by 8:00pm GMT on 23rd Februray. Good luck! We would also appreciate if you could do them before this date. Thanks! Designs to be sent to me.

Me and Plamena decided that the two winners, greatdj & Foxiuke, were not getting enough recognition so we required they create another design. and that they would both feature in the SFW collection.
Thirdly, I was thinking of making some CSD t-shirts for you to wear throughout fashion week, or just as a souvenir. The proceeds earned from these t-shirts will go towards future competitions and a raffle that is going to be held. But firstly I wanted to know whether you would buy these tees!
Finally, we are 5 designs, and 2 make-ups aways from the collection being released! We're all so happy as to how it has come together, and so is our mentor. At first, we believe we couldn't do it, but thanks to Bruno, we got a major confidence boost that puts us in the postition we're in today. We're quite glad about SFW being put back a week, too, as we wouldn't have done it without that week. Who would have thought a week would give so much.

2. Prizes
Our very own writer, pwincesssara, has kindly donated 100sd for prizes to keep the blog active in the run-up to SFW. We are still deciding on how to award people with half of the money but I have a task for all those graphics designers out there. As I have recently been signed to an agency, I need to build up my portfolio. I need everybody who wants to enter, to use me as a model, and create either and accessory or an outfit on my doll, basically modelling it. All winning entries will receive gifts but the main winner will win 50sd! Also, everybody who receives a gift, their entries will be a part of a collection called, the People's Choice. This is basically a collection made from Stardoll members themselves.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Runway to Reality: Denim Look with H&M

One of my fav shops on the high-street, which isn't that expensive, is H&M. Adore this shop to bits! I always manage to find something I like for a price I like-which is more than I can say about Stardoll. So, for this weeks "Runway to Reality" segment, I decided to use florals-after all, it's Spring!-and use H&M clothing.

I know they're not very floral-like, but hey, they've got the flowers on! I really loved these dresses, and the best part is they can be worn both casually and for a night out! Colourwise, I'd suggest going for the cream one or black, mainly because most my wardrobe is black! But the other two definitely have a spring feel to them! I'd recommend wearing a short white cardi/bolero on top of the dress-I don't think the sleeveless works well in Summer... Your choice though :)

Dw, they're only leggings xD It might be spring, but it's still gonna be cold out, so make sure you wear some leggings-black or white, depends on the colour of the dress you're wearing. Keep it neutral-don't go OTT! fav part :)

Which girl doesn't love a charm bracelet? They set off any outfit perfectly!

Carry around a neutral coloured suede bag for all your necessities, and that little bit extra a girl needs.

These were the best high-heels I could find online...Ikr? I don't like them much...If you're like me and hate high-heels, then go out in a pair of black or white flats with the ribbons on-you know, the ones that sort of look like Ballet shoes?  (x

I think next time, I'll try Forever21. I want to give a shot to a shop I don't see in my local shopping centre everyday... xD

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Runway on the High-Street: Denim Look with New Look

Hey all! I'm PwincessSara, and my segment is Runway on the High-Street. I basically try and find a cheaper version of the runway outfits for all of us people who can't afford to spend hundreds on the Designer clothing.

So...this weeks focuses on the Denim Look, and I'm going to be using clothing from New Look as inspiration.

Denim has been big this year in the Spring 2011 shows. For example, designers such as Stella McCartney and Diesel have all somewhere incorporated Denim in to their looks-and not necessarily the blue kind, either. 

Now, unfortunately, New Look doesn't really have many denim items that aren't jeans, which has made this a bit hard-but all the better, because I like a challenge in life. So...for the top half, I have improvised a bit and tried to use items that look really good with denim.

Skinny Jeans are an essential to any girls wardrobe. I mean, who doesn't love them?? Spring is the perfect season to bring them back in style-and they'll definitely keep you warm whilst the cold weather clears up!! I personally think that black is THE color for skinny jeans. Maybe navy blue, but I think it really depends on what you choose to wear.

I absolutely love this jacket, and I know it's something I'll be keeping an eye out for next time I'm in New Look. This jacket, for me, is absolutely gorge. I mean, it doesn't all have to be runway style, right? This jacket will set off any casual look perfectly. Just pop it on, get out on the street and show the world that denim isn't just reserved for the rich folks of the runway!

OK, OK, I know these aren't denim. But they set off your look really nicely. They don't have to be fancy to be nice! Just wear this, and throw on your denim jacket and skinnies-you'll look amazing. I'd recommend the white one to get a bit of color in there-don't just settle for dark colors. It is Spring, after all!

Now, my favourite part. Shoes and accessories. For accessories, keep it simple. Just wear a belt and a necklace:

And voila!! For shoes, just keep it simple and wear some flats or ankle-high boots. New Look didn't have any I thought'd match this perfectly, so there ya go... 

Anyways, did this help? Is there anything you wanna see next time? Lemme know in comments :)

And the winner is.......

Me and Plamena spent just over and hour crticising each and every design until we came to our winner. We will show you our comments and rating but please do not take them personally or bully the person...

In eighth place is.......
Abbie; She's tried to drape and I can see what she means but not a lot of requirements have been met. 5/10
Plamena; I like the belt, but the drawing is a big mess and the design isn't something amazing. 5/10
TIP: Try drawing softer whilst making your design

In seventh place.......

Abbie; I think the dress is a really great design but it appears too ball gowny. 6.5/10
Plamena; I don't think it matches the theme. I don't like the net, crossing the body and the whole idea of net. 4.5/10

In sixth place.......

 Design 1 was 'disqualified' as we already had a highly similar design.
We had a discussion about this one. Here it is...
A: The pink is not very appropriate to the collection
P: Why? I really don't like the candy pink color, but I think the design is good.
A: The shoes and belt should be changed aswell. 6/10
P: 8/10

In fifth place.......

Abbie; I think this outfit is not Grecian but is so close. I love how it is greek goddess style though. 8/10
Plamena; I'm honestly not sure about those golden lines on the top and again, I agree about the Grecian style. - 6.5/10

In fourth place.......

Abbie; I like the outfit as a whole but it doesn't appear to match the 'Grecian' theme but we could add draping etc. easily 7/10
Plamena; I love the single sleeve and the bottom of the dress, but I agree that it's not very ''Grecian" - 8/10

In third place.......

We did an average as she submitted 2 designs. Numbers in the corners.
Plamena; 1- I love the sleeve and the belt. I think it fits the theme very well. - 10/10
2 - I like this one aswell, but I don't think the dress should be short. And again, this pink color. - 8/10
Abbie; 1- Agree but colour is wrong and it's slightly japanese style 6/10

2- We could make it full length but I like the dress 7/10

In second place is.......

Abbie; I like that she spent the time to make it into graphic form and it's got the perfect requirements. 9/10
Plamena; I like the dress and I love the belt and shoes, but I'm not sure about the neckline. Also, the graphic is really good. - 9/10

So that means in first place is.......

Abbie; Unique, perfect for requirements and WTH (what the hell) I LOVE IT!!! 10/10
Plamena; I don't have anyhing to say. - 100/10

The two designs featured in VENUS COUTURE's first collection are as follows...

We would like to thank all entries and we require both winners to accept Plami161 and AbiiBabeh..x friend requests.

CSD's Progress

It's been over a week and now the design competition is closed we're about to deliberate and the winners will be posted tomorrow. I had a sneak peak at some of the entries as they were submitted and I was estatic at some people's creativity and time they'd spent designing their entries. We thankyou all for entering!

Secondly, along the sidebar you may have noticed their is a contributors widget and we have started to add writers to the blog. We had some entries for writers and we are still oversee-ing and organising the writers but we're really sorry if your application is declined or if you do not receive news in the next week. We do appreciate your appreciation and there will be future oppurtunites for you to contribute.


I've always been a fan of Disney, don't get me wrong. Tinkerbell, Minnie and Mickey, but this time they've gone too far. I never thought I would hear myself say this but I AM GOING TO PROTEST AGAINST DISNEY. Yeah, Disney is a multi-million pound company but they can't screw up our Stardoll. It's just, wrong! So I want everybody to help me with my programme to stop them. I know a lot of members are already with me so please follow these instructions...
Click HERE and ensure it says Other then STOLEN ACCOUNTS as they're more likely to read these...

I hope they realise our hurt they are causing and stop the process of sale. PLEASE DISNEYDOLL  STARDOLL!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

OUTFITS OF THE WEEK! Contributors edition...

This week I asked each writer upon hiring to choose a designer outfit to be their 'Outfit of the Week' basically so readers can get a better insight into the world of fashion and also so we can set trends. This time next week if we have enough entrants then we will post people recreating outfits or using the style so post tinypics of your outfit and stardoll user in comments.

Linnea's Choice; Givenchy Prefall 2011

I chose this as my outfit of the week because of its colours, mainly. I was stunned by the whole Givenchy 2011 Pre Fall collection, so had big issues choosing the right outfit, but in the end, the colours were the main factor for my choice, they’re so brilliant! And we haven’t seen them for long and that lavender purple really pops out in a brilliant way towards the background! It straightens your focus directly towards the outfit. Another thing I absolutely adore with this outfit is all the tulle! The whole dress is made out of tulle, and as the great fan of tulle I am I can’t be other than amazed.

Abbie's choice; McQueen Prefall 2011
I chose this as my outfit of the week because it embraces the simplicity but also it makes you stand out in the crowd as any true McQueen garment does. The colours look great together and the length is perfect for the weather and it also matches one of the taglines, 'More is more', length that is. I love how the buttons make it 'sailor' style and  I would hereby like to thank Sarah Burton, the successor of the McQueen label. You would make him proud!

Sara's choice; Chanel Prefall 2011
I chose this as my outfit of the week simply because the color scheme of black and gold has been done so many times, yet it makes it work so well! The outfit is so simple and chic, and a definite success. I believe the "Less is more" saying, and this outfit just proves my point. Oh, and 1 more reason to love it; it's Chanel!

Please tell us your thoughts and send us your entries!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Featured Designer: Chanel

When you think about Chanel, you, I anyway, often think about the ever so classic elegance of Gabrielle Coco Chanel, am I right? Paris, French shores, exclusivity but simplicity.. I could go on forever. But as for the 2011 Pre Fall collection of Chanel, we get to see something else but the usual sign of the brand..
At the start of the collection, we can clearly see the classic Chanel-elegance for sure. But at the same time, there's an oriental feeling about the outfits. There's golden details everywhere, strong yet discrete colours popping up, low shoes.. Elegant, yet with an oriental touch!
As we get to see more of the collection, that oriental touch only increases and increases. Cashmere dresses, sandals, gold and silk is used a lot in the garments and accessory. I think it's a brilliant combination, and it brings your mind to the ever so colourful culture of India and the eastern states.
But it's apparently not only the Indian culture which has influenced Karl Lagerfeldt for this collection. We see a huge mix of cultures, for sure. Through the whole collection, there's been adds of the European- and Asian culture. There's especially strong connections to Russia, India, England and also France. A very interesting mixture of different culture's fashion in this collection, if you ask me. What do You think about it?

Oh and you might have noticed that banner at the top of the post? Hello hello! I am Linnea, aka. .pease. on Stardoll, the first of the new writers here on Couture SD. I will be posting about RL Fashion, and will keep this very segment alive, called 'Featured Designer'. See you soon again!


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Global Group Welcomes Couture Stardoll!

Yes you heard it! Couture Stardoll is now one of the first projects to join Global Group and we think it will be a successful and engaging journey. Through past Stardoll history, other groups such as Fashion Group and Dioguardi Group have been so successful and we think that joining Global Group will give us a lot of experience and give us many options to guide us through our career! Whilst discussing with Bruno the agreements and whilst he described everything I knew that this can't isn't going to fail and we appreciate the support given to us by Global.
Being my curious self I asked Bruno for an answer to my statement, "Why did you choose Couture Stardoll", and he replied;
"I think Couture Stardoll is starting well and it will be one of the biggest couture houses on stardoll. I believe that both the girls will go high and I want to do my best to get them going even higher."

We would like to thank Bruno for this oppurtunity and we hope for Couture Stardoll to go high!

Become a WRITER!

UPDATE: The program we were using to take applications has a problem that I cannot fix!
However, I still want some writers so please apply here!

Stardoll Name:
Skype Identification:
Real Name:
Idea for a Segment:
What could you bring to the blog:

I also require all entrants to accept my friend request and for you email addresses so send it me through mail once you have accepted me!

Welcome Home, Venus Couture!

Here at Couture Stardoll, we are the home for the up-and-coming fashion line, Venus Couture;- by Plami161 and AbiiBabeh..x. Today we are going to show you the first released spoiler and some exclusive news that may catch the eye of you budding designers out there...
First up the spoiler. So as I said, here is where you can see the first spoiler for Venus as this is it's home so here is the spoiler. The collection will be based around Grecian style dresses and we are successfully in Stardoll Fashion Week! Here is the spoiler.
You can have your design in our collection and it will appear in SFW!
To enter you must read and agree to these terms. By entering this means you will not break any of the rules.
-You must have a blogger account
-You can send in as many desings as you like
-The designs must be your own
-They must be Grecian Style Dresses
-You must use the colours gold, pastel pink, white, cream and/or other colours from this sort.
-You must be a follower

Stardoll Name;
Real Name;
Skype Name; (if applicable)
Your design;


Q: Do the designs have to be drawings or graphics?
A: Either! This competition is for you and can be made to suit anybody!

Q: Do we have to use colour?
A: It is highly recommended you add colour but you may label the colours.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Couture Stardoll!

Welcome to Couture Stardoll, a new fashion blog for Stardoll members. Me (AbiiBabeh..x) and Plami161 have set up a fashion line, which is successfully in SFW, and this is its home! We will post the collection and hopefully spoilers on this blog and we hope you support it. Although, this blog is not just for the fashion line, it's also a fashion blog and we will host many competitions and style stalk members. So all round, its a great blog, if I do say so myself. There's nothing much I wish to say so if there's any questions please feel free to comment and we'll answer as soon as possible!