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Sunday, July 11, 2021

LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR THE CROWN TO VALSNIA!

 


Valsnia, from India, won the prestigious LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR title and the nice sum of L $ 50,000 in cash that came with it!

Also shining in her wake were Becky Kenaan, 1st runner up, and RoyaleSun, 2nd runner up.

PHOTOS: Monica Querrien

The grand final of the competition took place on Sunday. In a grandiose production by One On One Agency, the twelve finalists walked on the theme '' A Ball to Save the Planet '', presenting what they considered to be the ideal LUXE Paris outfit to participate in such an event, in tribute to Greenpeace and its benefactors Elton John and Stella McCartney.

Valsnia, Becky Kenaan, RoyaleSun, Annough Lykin, EleanorJean, Hunipet Delicioso, Imogen Spark, Jude Tatham, Ksenia Jovinavic, Laycie Pearl, Nonoya, and TaraAers all brilliantly rose to the challenge, competing in imagination and elegance.

THE SUN GODDESS 

Valsnia, however, stood out with a look inspired by her country's sun goddess, Sakthi. Wearing the LUXE Paris Emeraude ball gown and adorned with Zuri jewels, she also enhanced the ensemble with a headpiece in the shape of the sun.

"In India, only 56% of the total population has access to electricity," Valsnia told judges and the public.

''It breaks my heart to think about that. Why I get to keep this privilege and another girl cannot. Why do I get to read my books with controlled temperature and light at my fingertips when another child has to walk miles and miles to access a streetlight for his education?

''The only way to move forward and make sure energy is available to all is by tapping into a resource that is universal, nondiscriminatory. I chose to dress as the Indian Sun Goddess, Sakthi, to insist that we move towards solar energy and achieve one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.''

Becky, for her part, chose to wear a gown from the LUXE Paris Brewin collection, made from the artwork of the RL Canadian painter Dave Brewin. ''Entitled New Beginnings Through Change, the artwork which infuses this dress exemplifies nature's wonderful biophilic beauty and the delicate eco-diversity of our planet'', highlighted Becky.

Also wearing a LUXE Paris Brewin dress, the Above, Royale honored our oceans and the marine life in her styling. ''The scales tattoo represents the many varieties of fish found within our oceans'', explained Royale.  ''Without them, the many nations who depend on our oceans for food would perish or have their lives forever changed.''




A VERY MOVING FINALE

Carrying an important message for the future of humanity, the final show of the competition '' A Ball to Save the Planet '' was also very moving. Avalon Chrome, LOOK of the YEAR 2020, delivered a farewell speech filled with passion and with a voice sometimes broken by emotion, sad to lay down her crown but very proud to continue her collaboration with LUXE Paris, now as a designer.

Valsnia was also deeply moved by her victory, reporting that her fingers quivered on the keyboard as she addressed the judges and the audience via public chat.

''Wow! I can't believe it'', she exclaimed as the crowd cheered her on.

''I feel like I am dreaming. Never the moment I entered this contest, or during the process of this amazing journey, I thought to myself that I would be LUXE Paris Look of the Year!

''I mean, look at these amazing ladies! There is no one who is less than the other.

''But today, standing here, I feel as if I have achieved one of the best things I ever wanted from SL. Being part of a movement! The feeling of completeness fills me because LUXE Paris is more than a brand.

''I will do everything in my power to fill the big shoes Avalon Chrome is leaving.''

THE SHOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE




Valsnia, Becky, and Royale were elected among twelve finalists, themselves selected among 340 submissions.

The finalists were evaluated by a jury composed of 12 personalities from the fashion industry and the media world: Parisian Skytower and Mika Palmyra, LUXE Paris owners-designers, Frolic Mills, founder of BOSL and Miss Virtual World, Ponchituti Boucher, co-owner of One On One Modeling Agency, Avalon Chrome, LUXE Paris LOOK of the YEAR 2020, Naar Rexen, owner of In-Nova Modeling Academy, Adonis Lubomir, owner of Swank Event, Ahn Amore, owner of the Womenstuff group, Nany Jurado, owner-designer of Bon Amour Hair, Chemak Kamala, owner-editor SL Confidencial, Orion Baral, Chief Operator at The SL Enquirer, and Laura, representative of Zuri Jewelry.

A video of the final, captured by Villa Media, is available on YouTube at

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