"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm. As you get older, remember you have another hand: the first is to help yourself, the second is to help others."

"For me, the only things of interest are those linked to the heart."

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"It is never too late to be what you thought you could have been!"

Monday, August 30, 2010

Touched By An Angel

Have you ever been in a tuff spot in life? Have you ever wondered how am I going to move to point A to point B, without making a big deal about getting there? I have and I've been blessed by so many geneous and giving people in my life and today was not any different, she listened, she heard and she shared because of who she is and how she is. I was touched by an angel and that angel was Svea Perian. Thank you for showing me your heart and touching my heart for all you do!

Thank you Svea for making me think outside the box, for taking a risk and moving forward!

I invited Svea to join me at my home and when she came the first thing i seen was what I thought was a ribbon..but can't explain no more, but im still giggling cause I know svea is the most honest and creative person and she did not get there without taking big risks.. Good luck tonight Svea...MUAH!!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

An Elegant Woman's Self Confidence

Let me start out with a quote that I read from Genevieve Antoine Dariaux,

"To be elegant is first of all to know oneself, and to know oneself well requires a certain amount of reflection and intelligence."

I believe we start from the inside. Jesus of the bible says: "You blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also." Matthew 23:26

True to what the Bible says, once we have dealt with the 'inside' (your heart), the rest of the workings of an elegant self confidence will become an ease.

An elegant woman is a gracious woman. She is gracious till the end. She will never shove others out of her way in a crowded train. It doesn't matter if she looks elegant, speaks the part but fails terribly in her everyday life. The truth eventually finds its way out.

The way to be gracious, you may ask?

Love others, value and esteem others. Treat everyone the same, regardless of social status, looks, speech, education. Do not save your best manners for certain people only. Genuinely care and put others first. Instead of telling people about yourself, listen to others and let them talk about themselves.

When you are gracious, you move with an elegant self confidence, from knowing what to do and what to say appropriately.

Secondly, we need to be in tune with our Authentic self.

To be elegant, you have to be authentic. Real.

Many of us think we know ourselves thoroughly. I realize how much I don't know myself when I am caught buying something that is not me, investing time and money that I'm not good at, forcing myself to do something I really don't want to do.

Other ways that 'one does not know herself' exhibits this by putting up airs, doing something only because she thinks it will make her look rich, elegant, sophisticated. She tries too hard to impress. She does something only for her image.

A root meaning of the word, "Elegant" is authenticity. That is one of the keys of self confidence. To know yourself makes you become secure within yourself.

I believe gaining elegant self confidence has a lot to do with authenticity. It's a matter of discovering who you are, what God has given you in talents, aptitudes and aspiration, dreams and what is in your hand.

How does one become Authentic?

Here are a few things you can ask or do?

a. Take some time to discover your likes and dislikes.
b. What are your strengths, talents, dreams? God put them there for a reason.
c. What do you think about all the time? It is your passion.
d. What is in your hand? What can you do? Assess the opportunities around you.

When we work on those questions, we discovers our passions and weed out the "impurities" We go on a journey to refine ourselves to our fullest potential.

To be true to ourselves is to be authentic. We become comfortable in our skin. We can stop being self-conscious and focus on others. This is the root of an elegant, gracious woman. This is the beginning of an elegant self confidence.

I got winded tonight...but i was reading a blog while doing some research on a sophisticated women and thought I would share with you! Muah!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I made it!!! Graduation is on Sept. 3rd, and I finally, will be something I've dreamed about..Life is full of nice surprises and thanks to all that believed in me, was patient with me, and supported me..Denny couldn't of done it without you and your support and love..and Debbie..girl your the best!!

This week because I put off some audits that I had to do in rl, have really kicked my butt this week.. Haven't been on to much, jump on to see Denny and pratice my walks..i try to do them everyday and have someone that is going to build me a stage so i can practice...Yeah!!!

No words can describe how im feeling just feel the beat of my heart..full of happiness and gratitude!! Love ya all!!

Tonight had a chance to go dancing at Bluseys..had a great time with friends...It was Island night..and the DJ, gives you a blusey hat..LOL..

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Just want to say Congrats to all of us that passed our finals..Last few days were very busy, working hard to be the best we are..Congratulations to all of you!!!! MUAH!

Please everyone stay in touch, and lets have FUN!!!


I have always been a down to earth person, I love the hues and color that the earth has to give, the greens, yellows, and browns..WOW look what I found at Iheart !!

Skin: Elle Dark Mocha *Belleza*

Hair: Siri *Maitreya*

Tunic: Bastille Top *Maitreya*

Skirt: Sunset Boulevard Dress-Black *Armidi*

Shoes:Maitreya Gold – Hana All Patents All-in-One *Maitreya Gold* New

Necklace: HANNYA Necklace/Silver(female) *MANDALA*

nails: Perfect Hand – Long Nails *Mstyle*

earrings: BIG KNOCKERS fatpack *SHADE THRONE*


belt: Mikoto Belt/MULTI BLACK) *MANDALA* New

Monday, August 23, 2010

A New Find For Me

Have I told you how much I love fashion and that includes looking thru all the blogs of SL out there? Well today I opened up one of my favorite blogs ihearts! I find alot of interesting posts and alot of fashion there, take a peek!!

This is one that has caught my eye, growing up in the country, it took me back to the day. I always loved my cowboy boots, actually still do! Here is what i seen.

and look at all the colors it come is!!

and look at these boots!!!

All from Miel..isn't it great..love this outfit!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

New Dawn New Day

How can you not feel good after this song, she pumps me up and i have fun, jumping around in my seat, feet just bouncing my body is bopping! lol just thought I'd share. Oh I will share lots of music with you all, my love for music is HUGE!! Hope you enjoy!!

When I feel low, I look Nina up and play this a few times and im good! :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fishnet Theme

Last night was our Fishnet theme and it was so much fun, we had Svea dressed as a fishing gal to Tiny dressed up as a gal in fishnet stockings. Debbiedoo on her ski's she was so cute! I was there as in a green and black burlesque number, I had fun that is what this is all about, yeah i'd like to win someday, but for the most part im just going out and having fun.
Nervous yes, especially when your AO decides not to work and you only have a few of the poses in world, not sure what happen last night but it wouldn't let me move into my next move so I had to go in world to use only a few poses I had up before, and knew i needed to have my poses up and next time they will be, it's all about learning seeing this is only my second or third show i've done..im getting there.

Congradulations to our winners last night Svea, Tiny and Aisha...You were all great and creative last night!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010


Something about a showgirl and all the glamour and colors, they are so fun to watch on stage and last night was nothing less than a great show and a fun time.
The tone was exciting, but I can tell you there is nothing like sitting at a fashion show and getting so fascinated by all there is to see, what goes into a fashion show and last night there was not a dry eye in the room..Congratulations to Flutegirl Sam, her costume was gorgeous as so were the others..
Here is a few pictures i snapped at the show..hope you enjoy and again Congratulations to all the ladies, they were all winners!!

The girls from Sugar Babes kept us entertained also, these girls rock!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

What A Great Show!!!

Last night I had the opportunity to see the Fashion Show and the designs were by "Kdee" and they were HOT! It was a fantastic show and the audience was delighted by the fashion and the models wearing the designs. Here is a look at some of the fashion from last night!!

After the show Anrol announced the winners of the video they were doing after the show and the winners were Ivery Silversmith, Brangeline Zoilin, and Rachel Kierstrider!
Congratulations to the winners!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Nerves Were There

Well the nerves were there, the excitment of the night was in the air. We all had our own way to deal with that, but I know my way was to count to 10 and walk out there with confidence and pose.

I was feeling excitable, delighted, exuberant but still needed to feel that confident within myself..I did my best and i'm happy with that, there will be more contest, more high spirited feelings and im sure the feelings will still be there, but I'm confident that I will only get better with time.

I want to extend a CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners on Tuesday night!! Great job ladies!!

Here is a picture I snapped before the event

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Rachel Kierstrider the exciting theme tonight is Masquarade Ball Theme.I picked the Lady Glamour Gown tonight because of the of the mysteriousness of the dress and with a maquarade ball it's all about being mysterious and having fun til the end of the night, then the unveiling. Hope everyone has fun and enjoys the night!
Skin: Redgraves Jenifer red, Shape SP Sina,Dress Lady Glamour Gold, Shoes: "Diva" Stilettos,Mask: Goddess Black and Gold,Hair: A&A Juliet Lt Brown,Eyes: SP Pretty Ocean

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The contestant's were all fantastic on Monday night with the theme "Party" and the room was filled with energy. They put together their outfits with creativity then took it to the runway with their expressions and style.
This wasn't my first glimpse of a styling contest but by far it was the most exciting, because I, myself will be in tomorrow's night contest..the energy was intoxicating
and I craved a candy bar at the end!!
Here are the 4 winners of the night. Congratulations to all of the winners and keep on rocking the runway girls!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Welcome To Rachel's STYLE

Welcome to my blog... Rachel's STYLE..I will take you thru my journey of modeling with "Classic W/Style"