Metropolis Fashion Park Titanic Ballroom
August 1, 2010
I was on The Titanic tonight. The ballroom and the grand staircase looked so exact it made me wonder when we were going to hit the iceberg and sink.
The grand staircase of the Titanic, in reproduction of the famous stairs and ballroom, was created by METROPOLIS FASHION PARK. In other words, by the owner Alesandra Joubert (Cinderella Show, Woman With Cat Series) after an idea from her marketing manager Fuzz Lennie.
This evening we saw marvellous pageant gowns from Alafolie, Anubis Style, G.Sloane and MEB.
The Le Chat Noir dress was stunning and The Feathers by Sloane took my breathe away.
The theme song Titanic Techno Remix from dht was what DJ DarkRaven Skytower used to get us into the mood. He specializes in fashion shows where he won’t have to use voice and can focus on letting his senses talk instead. He also does modelling. He told me that if he cannot be in the show he likes to DJ it
You may listen to it now, while reading.
Vikeejeah Xevion, the conférencier, announced the show like this: We are here at the grand ballroom staircase of the Titanic where Rose descends the stairs and meets Jack at the bottom in a breathtaking gown. That is what we plan to recreate for you today.And yes, we did feel like Jack must have felt when he saw her. Only in multiple. The models Blac Quartz, Mel Endrizzi, Nala Kurka, rissa Friller, TyraBanks Eiren and Marissa Bruun were stunning as they slid down the stairs in a variety of beautiful gowns.
AlaFolie in appropriate Titanic Pose
One of my high moments was when Vikeejeah announced TyraBanks in Le Chat Noir by MEB.
A strapless evening gown with a slim deep V held together with 5 clasps. With a full gathered and tucked bustle atop a full flowing flexi skirt. As Vikeejeah said: "This gown is full of class and modesty with a sprinkle of sophisticated allure."
It was awesome.
I really like Vikeejeah. She makes me want to lick those gowns. Especially when she announced the crème menthe dress.
Cloud Nine Creme de Menthe
Listen to this:
Vikeejeah: Blac is wearing Cloud Nine Creme de Menthe by G Sloan Couture. The gown is both whimsical and tantalizing as it sheaths the body in a strapless sheer creme de menthe voile. Embroidered with shiny stars, that travel from the abdomen to the bust line. The gauzy pleats embrace the waist and hips, descending smoothly to the feet, concealing only the lower left side, leaving the lower right side bare with only a peek-a-boo bow lying seductively against the right hip to catch the summer breeze.
It is there I start to think of ice cream with menthe.
Vikeejeah Xevion: The skirt’s hem is bordered with glowing stars in a darker sea foam green. The slightest motion changes this skirt from light to bright, illuminating with every step.
Feathers by G. Sloane Couture
Mel Endrizzi then showed Feathers by G. Sloane Couture.
Vikeejeah Xevion: An extravagant dress in shades of grey and black, this gown is simply eye-catching. The neck is highlighted by a necklace with feathers resembling graceful elegant birds flowing freely through the sky. A simple black corset with spaghetti straps and a classic skirt with transparent, very sexy and fantastic cascading semi-circular piece complete this phenomenal gown.
At this moment the audience was going crazy. The applause was like thunder in the main chat and the dialogue went like this:
Lulu Solari looks for her credit card. Rhonda Pennell: *steals it. Our owner of this blog Carmichael Caudron smiles big :D lol. Rhonda Pennell: ;).Matteo Bettencourt applauds like thunder. Our own photographer Lulu Solari goes: MRP :/ . Carilynn Ohare shouts: Stunning! Rhonda Pennell said: Wonderful Mel, you look amazing:). Lulu Solari faints. emanuelle Courtois applauds.
It was a fun show for sure.
Alesandra Joubert and reporter Liza Veliz
After all is over I had the chance to talk a bit with Alesandra Joubert at the bottom of the staircase.
That is when she told me a little about herself.
She is an artist in RL too. Once a painter but now she makes jewellery. These one-of-a kind pieces are too tricky to transfer into SL. But she has had a solo show of paintings and artwork from RL, of her tongue-in-cheek “Woman With Cat Series,” in an exhibition sponsored by the Serena Art Center in the SL community where she lives, Serena Estates.
Very soon she is releasing her own line of fashion. She tells me Fuzz thinks her creations are weird, which she says is a good sign. So I am looking forward to seeing them.
The Metropolis Fashion Park offers many kinds of entertainment: a Japanese Tea House, for example, and the most eyebrow-lifting I have seen so far. A Sudoku Table. This makes me smile. Alesandra and her marketing manager, Fuzz, surely work hard to make this an outstanding place for shopping, entertainment, and relaxation. You can also hire a conference room or throw a concert here. And Alesandra says the Titanic staircase and runway will be available for a while as a free venue for other fashion shows and other applications. If you are interested, you can contact Alesandra Joubert or Fuzz Lennie for more information.
Thank you for reading.
Photos by Alesandra Joubert
Article by Liza Veliz
for Press Pass Media Blog