SPOTLIGHT : FM-style, cycle 11 - until the finals

FM-style's cycle 11 results have been released !
Go check the club out !
(or wait until the end of the article..)

As you may know, I've made it to the task 5, but no further. My outfit for "funerals" on task 4 was ok - but not tremendous, some pointed at the mid-length skirt (it's not an usual piece which makes it quite risky) if I recall well. You can scroll down to judge by yourself.
Still, I was part of the competition.

In order to follow my rambling, I strongly recommend you to open this - it's the cycle portfolio, task by task.

Task five :
rich girl
we'll walk around, pretending... we're all grown up, hey rich girls !

Yes, I totally fell off the stairs here and broke figuratively every bone of my body. I think I misunderstood the task. The deal was to make an outfit showing a "rich girl" ; the judges meant jewelry, opulence - just like the Gwen Stefani song I guess. I understood it the other way round ; I love the trashy side of rich girls, the skinny punk ones with that Hedi Slimane vibe, like in the Virgins' song.
Besides, I'm not confortable working with jewelry. I couldn't build any outfit with tons of necklaces - the one I own are mostly Chanel - remember my last tribute article, a disaster too.

In French, there is a saying for what I made : "le faire à l'envers", and I have no idea on how to translate this (it should be a combinaison of "inside out" and "the wrong way" meh). So I kept my idea of that Virgins' rich girl, and put a lot of silver sparkle everywhere I could. So I had a rich girl and I had jewelry. It's make or break. And it totally broke.

You have to be creative - and the more you are, the better you'll be. But a sleigh of hand isn't really about creativity. I was truly more sneaky than creative and, as a consequence, I was out of theme. That's actually what got me eliminated of the competition.

My favorite outfit from the other contestants must have been Sweet_gal11's one. It has jewelry, but also a preppy vibe and even a little punkish style. Congrats Stefan !


OK, now I'm going to pretend I'm still on the competition. This mean YOU can use the comments to judge what I'm doing, and tell me those horrible mistakes I'm making
You can also propose what you would have done !


Task six :
classic man
Girls who are boys who like boys to be girls who do boys like they're girls who do girls like they're boys.

I thought this would have been a very easy task. Here, the judges wanted a masculine outfit - with therefore using manly codes. So I recalled what I had in mind about a boy's wardrobe.. and it wasn't much. But soon came the idea of how I would style a man. So I pictured more a character than a person.
My boy is a young adult, he just got his new job in a start-up and he likes to play tennis. He is joyful and a bit of a mocker.
I realized that I had to build an outfit with a strong effortless vibe. I needed a very few amount of clothing - which means those tricky right pieces - to give him a sort of an unusual appearance.

The shirt is thick and the blazer has large shoulder pads. I'm so proud.

Still, I've found in the contestants a very good outfit I wish I thought about. JanetteLow did an amazing job making that manly masterpiece : black, bold and paired with strong trends (like the mid-lenght pants). Bravo Janette !


Task seven :
riding on my bike
Bicycle ! Bicycle ! Biiicyyycle ! I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my biiiike.

I'm the worst when it comes to biking. I'm not saying that I'm "bad" on the bike, it's just that, where I live, everything is quite muddy - it must be because of the vines. Even when it's not muddy, everything gets covered in dirt. So, in my mind, it's merely impossible to ride classy.
As a result, I built an outfit that can be quite trendy (layering !) and also "rock solid". A raincoat when it splashes, a double scarf when it blows and a pair of strong gloves with a pair of (no, they're already fucked up) stockings to protect hands and knees (well...). I gave it a neutral color and some blue and red touches - those patriot colors of mine you see at every sports competition - it's just a nod !

As usual, I considered that someone did better than I did - well, they're still on the competition after all, while I'm not ;) This time, Platinumgals' outfit is the one I wish I made. She is, well how to say that - just kidding, classy on a bike ! I definitely picture that working girl riding to go to work.  And there's layering. Congrats Teresa !


Task eight :
stole the show
brace yourselves, prepare your eyes : it's gonna hurt.

My first FM-style cycle was the celebrity look-a-like one. I loved it, as I really love the idea of mimicking a style and reproducing it my way. If I listen to my lazy self, I would have enter this ABBA suit I built for a previous task. But that would be stupid, since I can embody here the FABULOUS Marina (the one with her Diamonds). The more she goes on stage, the craziest her outfits become. I made a collage with my main inspiration. Side-note : she's wearing here some wtf pink satin.
I took the "color block" idea here, and I tried to balance it with black to make it more street stylish. Marina's codes are still visible (the pink, the enhanced fabrics, the fruit references) but it can also be a very daring girl's outfit rocking the streets during London's fashion week !

The most interesting entry for me was Yulissahermosa's one. I'd never thought about this and it really surprised me on how I enjoyed it ; I guess sometimes the pleasure of being amazed by unexpected things takes on almost everything ! I really dig into the denim and this is a really good example on how to transform a very weird stage outfit (I keep seeing a bunch of denim rags on Kanye) into a cool chilling afternoon outfit. Congrats Felipe !


Task nine :
miss independant
"You could tell without knowing her that she was a confident independent woman. She walked everywhere like she owned the floor she was stepping on. She had never been an insecure person, she had never worried about others opinion. She didn’t have to pretend because she already fitted in. Her arrogance, her snobbishness, her pride emanated from every pore in her skin while a deep desire of disconnecting from her hectic life popped a little big through her clothes choice. She was who she was, and for an unknown reason people seemed to like her." - Judith_25

This task was about embodying a character Judith thought about. I genuinely loved the idea ; it's like being a costume designer for movies/series. The outfit is a nice way to give clues about somebody. Moreover, Judith's text is giving us a bunch of information while letting us figure out all the details. For me, it's almost like she was an old kung-fu master telling me riddles I have to figure out to be the best.. just kidding but picturing this made me laugh a bit !
I think the way to make this task could be coveting the formal vibe. But first, I needed to translate the text in my own brain language. "Confident independent woman" = expensive purse but not a "showoff" one - she doesn't need anybody to tell her what to do. "Never been an insecure person" = she can wear risky heels LIKEABOSS - and she's the only one (and she knows about it). "Her (adjectives) emanated from every pore in her skin" = she wears a tiara & a huuuuge belt and nobody care because she is who she is. "Disconnecting from her hectic life" = a fur she can cuddle everywhere she goes and a star shaped shell on her ear because of the calming sea noise and the fact that she's born a star lolz. "For an unknown reason people seemed to like her" = bubbly face equals baby and candid face equals she can be your friend.

OK, so the contestants did some pretty good job here, but Roco_90's one was my favorite. Bold and white outfit - she looks so active I love that ! The floating clothes makes her influent and free, like she decides for herself and nobody else can do so. There is a very good vibe in the whole composition. Congrats Lucia !


Task ten :
goodbye, horses
or the story on how I totally missed a golden opportunity like a dummy. Sacrebleu.

GUCCI's spring summer collection is a bunch of mixed cool and wtf feelings : the seventies, Wes Anderson on acid, patterns, your literature teacher, shine, flowers, unexpected color combinations. I can go on for a while you know.. But this is an actual opportunity to do whatever you want, experimenting outfits like you have no idea of what you're actually doing.
I started composing as soon as Mireia mentioned that there could be an opportunity to go back in the competition. I was like "this happened to me once, let try again then !". But the struggle to make something was real. Everything I was making came out more as jokes than actual back-on-track outfits. A failure, really. Now that I can seat back and make something with no pressure, it looks more Gucci-obvious. I love the effortless vibe while layering complex patterns. So, I focused on three colors (yellow, purple and turquoise - don't ask me why) and a flowerish pattern.

I was flabbergasted by Platinumgals' outfit. It is belonging to that fashion color and pattern nonsense with brio ; she just created chaos in an outfit while succeeding in bringing to it a very cool vibe. I'm jealous ! Congrats again Teresa !


Task eleven :
kill the lights
come on, Vogue ; everybody moves to the music.. eh eh EH !

This is getting really hard. I feel like that only the good ones can go through these challenges. Creating a photoshoot outfit is, beside giving a situation to the clothes, going extravagant. If you look at fashion magazines, you are sure that you're never going to wear the way things are worn in the fashion pages (the ones with that very sad looking model from an european eastern country). And I don't need to tell you how hard it is to style one of those piece of clothing to the street.
Still, it was very fun. I made my doll resemble a galactic organic robot from the Cheap Jewelry (they're almost free) planet. She is kinda ridiculous but I really dig in that shades, and the floating skirt makes it very "photoshooted". Moreover (Gucci hasn't left the studio and Wes Anderson is still on acid), my street-style outfit is totally paired with sleek and black pieces. And I love it - no, I adore it ! This is going to stay for a moment on my doll.

My favorite composition of the contestants one was Bornthiswaay's. The piece chosen is a challenge itself, and I truly loved the photoshoot background (that dog hehe) ! It really astonished me in the street style transformation because it is quite unusual but in the meantime settled. Congratulations Rawan !


Final task :
sister golden hair
please, no more Gucci.

The real, serious one. The last time I've got that far, the task was about fashion week ; now it's a bit different since it is about this season's trends translated into street styled outfits. Judith and Mireia gathered a bunch of them in a section of their blog : surrounded by trends where the outfits had to be picked. I chose mod, die cut, 80's, sporty and victorian blouse.
It was not easy but it was really fun ! I just felt like I had forgotten about the huge resources of my virtual wardrobe. No theme can resist it hahaha !

1. Mod : the Mondrian inspired thing. Look at those tights-flats coordination !
2. Die Cut : turned out as a black geometrical thing. Don't forget the underwear hehe !
3. 80's : she wants to have fun while doing the flashdance like a material girl. I think I cannot go further.

4. Sporty : new kid on the tennis court. It's all about the lines.
5. Victorian blouse : she's literally swallowed by her shirt. And there are also British features.

Sorry for spoiling the next part. Bornthiswaay made it to the top, Rawan is the 11th best dressed winner of this club ! Also, a huge shout-out to Roco_90 who made it that far. Lucia, you were a very good surprise and I really love when things get unusual ; so thanks a zillion times !
I must say I was - as usual but maybe a little bit more than usual - impressed by the contestants entries (both of them) ! I don't have any particular favorite, but I'm gonna pick the best (according to me) from each one. I chose Roco_90's eighties outfit : I cannot do this, Lucia did an amazing job here recreating that era ! I also chose Bornthiswaay's candy colors outfit : I just really love it. I adore the necklace Rawan picked, it's a tremendous choice ! And the shading is absolutely perfect.
A huge congrats to both of you !


this is the end of the review,
thanks for bearing with me especially if you made it till the end !

I truly cannot wait for the next cycle.
So, don't forget to join the club,
and I am so excited to see everyone's sense of creativity !

Cheers and love and everything,


  1. Kung fu master!! it made me laughed so hard!! Love this post! It's always interesting to see the cycle from a point of view different than my sister's or mine add you hilarious humor and you've got the perfect stardoll reading entartaining. And I loved seeing your outfits, my favourites ones were the classic man one, your whole task 11 and the sporty and victorian blouse outfits for the final task :)

    1. haha I'm not sure if I should say everything I'm thinking about, but I felt like you might like it ;D well, that article was actually really weird to make since I wasn't in the competition, but your sister and you are making good challenges so I couldn't resist !
      anyway, I'm really glad you liked it, and I can't wait to see what you will come up with next time ;) ;) ;)


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