Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Fashion For Life: Time Heals All Wounds
Every year, Falln Angel Creations does some amazing exclusive items for Fashion for Life, and this year is no different. He has a shocking number of custom things, all only for Fashion for Life, including two styles of kimono - Geisha and Oiran (each with two overall styles and three obi styles) - a suit, and two gorgeous dresses. I'm wearing the Oiran kimono, which is in a fantastic style that is the closest to an actual kimono that I have ever seen in second life - from the puffed hem along to back to the layering of the collar, this is exquisitely designed. I particularly like the lush textures - notice the shine on the skirt visible under the curve of the kimono right above my Azoury shoes. Both kimonos come with shoes, but I decided to go slightly sideways in styling, including Azoury's stylistic pattens and a blond updo from Exile with wild spikes meant to echo the elaborate Oiran hairstyles. I continued the off-center echoes in the cosmetics, mirroring the elaborate eyeshadow and cheek blush that is usually in pink in other colors but a similar shape - cheLLe's Tropical set was perfect for this and I think .la petite morte's stripe is the perfect finisher for the face, minimalistic and hinting at the highly stylized cosmetics historically used by Oiran.
Fashion For Life FAQ (inspired by a user who seemed entirely unfamiliar with event):
Do The Displays Change Every Day? No
What Are You Wearing? Oiran Kimono, from Falln Angel Creations, which is exclusive to this event.
What's The Cause For This Event? Like it says on the signs, Fashion for Life is associated with the American Cancer Society.
How Can I Help? If you purchase things from the event vendors, the money goes to the American Cancer Association.
( More pictures here. )
Skin: De La Soul, Aestali - Cream Rose
Eyes: De La Soul, Radiance - Spectrum (mesh, promotional item)
Eyeshadow: cheLLe, Tropical - Green/Gold
Eyeliner: Boom, Midas Touch
Eyelashes 1: *X*plosion, PrimLashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A Planty
Ears: Illusions, Mystic Ears
Lipstick: La petite morte, Orange Stripe Lips
Glasses: Air, Cresta
Hair: Exile, Dragonfly - sahara
Hair Stick: Falln Angel Creations, Megumi Hair Sticks Single - green
Kanzashi: Falln Angel Creations, Katsumiyo Kazashi - silver
Wings: Fancy Fairy, Azarelle
Kimono: Falln Angel Creations, Oiran Kimono FFL Exclusive (promotional item)
Lantern: Nonino, Lantern "Sakura" (2012 Tsunami Relief Fund)
Shoes: Azoury, Les Bottines Victoire Vert
Location: DreamSeeker Its Time
Light Settings: TOR, EUPHORIA sunset 1
Water Settings: Glassy
Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping only