CSLTM DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT:
Boquet Babii of VERO MODERO
Please welcome our next CSLTM Designer Spotlight: Boquet Babii of the fantastic label, Vero Modero. I’ve met this lovely designer and have been impressed by her high quality designs of which I had the honor of modeling on the runway during Miami Fashion Week and on magazine print ads. Her designs speak volumes about simple elegance and highly detailed comfortable fashions.
Q: Please tell us about yourself and what you consider your defining characteristics as a designer that makes you unique and stand out from the rest. Can u tell us about your brand and what the customers can expect?
BB: I’m a graphic designer in real life and I think there is a lot of opportunity in expressing one’s fashion visions in Second Life.
Clothes for me are a way of communicating with my surrounding. My designs are casual, practical and comfortable with some urban sophistication. The personality of my designs constantly grows with my style. High-value, handmade and unique textures as well as unconventional cuts compound subtle feminity with simplicity, that is the description of a typical VERO MODERO creation.
Q: What is your view of SL Fashion and how did you venture into the SL Fashion industry?
BB: The idea of designing in Second Life® attracted me. Well I love fashion and I love to shop! I always get excited in expressing my vision of fashion and seeing people wearing my creations. Coming in SL to work on my fashion designs brings me a feeling of joy. I also hope to contribute through my designs in making this virtual world better. I love the freedom of SL which allows me to express myself in my designs.
I always had a strong desire to look a certain way and dress a certain way and stand out somehow. I am extremely shy type of person and clothing was something that drew attention to me and made people talk to me so I wouldn’t have to start conversations.
Q: What are some of your accomplishments within the fashion industry and describe what would be one of the most defining moments of your career as a designer? What do you think are keys to your success?
BB: I remember one of my customer asked me, “how does it feel to be successful?” And I stopped for a minute and said exactly what my thought was, “I never considered myself successful.” I am so much into the “game” with my eye on the ball, I don’t think about “oh I am successful”. With that little thought I just shared, people equate success with money, and it’s not right. Success is taking an idea and bringing it to the marketplace and have people use their lindens to buy it.
Q: You have certainly established yourself well within the fashion industry. Please tell us what you believe are the essential elements to being a successful designer. Do you have any advice for aspiring designers?
BB: Start making your own clothes! You have to start learning on your own, that’s how you’re going to develop something that’s all yours and unlike anyone else’s. If you want to have your own clothing line the best thing to do is start wearing your clothes and having your friends wear your clothes. At the beginning, you have to promote yourself because most likely no one else is going to do it.
Q: What motivates you to be a designer? Who inspires you the most and what is your inspiration? What trend in fashion attracts you the most and drives your designs?
BB: Inspiration always comes from the things that move you, something that blossoms and evokes a different feeling which you never felt before. Anything can move me from a particular design, a colour, song, movie or a situation. My inspiration comes from everyday life. Usually I am inspired by shapes and colours, a certain colour can evoke many different levels of feelings. It carries many emotions, from being a symbol of evil, menace and sorrow to representation of power and sophistication.
Q: What are your plans for the future? Any new designs or projects we can look forward to?
BB: I am working on my Fall 2011 Collection but you have to wait for it. The collection is all about power and sophistication.
MANY thanks to Boquet Babii of Vero Modero for taking the time to do this interview. Please visit the Vero Modero websites and Flickr Page provided below for more info. Now, GO SHOPPING. LM to the store is below. =)
VERO MODERO Webpage:
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VERO MODERO Store SLurl: