Thursday, June 12, 2014

2014 Fashion for Life: Amble

Sunrose on the Foot Sore

The Fashion for Life sims are based around traveling motifs this year, and Amble is organized around the concept and memory of Route 66 in all of its glory. It was established in November of 1926 to travel between Chicago and Los Angeles, and in addition to becoming a cultural loadstone for the ideas of traveling in the United States it served as a major migratory path westward during cultural upheavals and brought prosperity along it's route until the new highway system supplanted it in June of 1985. It remains now more myth than actuality, and even while it was a common path of travel it was undergoing constant reworking and revision. It crosses across the often mentioned but rarely focused on at length "midwest," which has been unkindly called the "flyover country," but which includes mazes and warrens of the most incredible things all created by people in lands they saw as new while they supplanted the Native Tribes which had been moved so the descendants of Europeans could take over the land. I also crosses over the Southwest, a place where the narrative of native supplantion was shifted more toward appropriation, usually in the form of art and culture. Route 66 does and can stand for so many things, at a nexus of the ideas of travel, replacement, and pain.

Novel Way of Getting a Ride

My gown is for purchase on Amble, an exclusive release by Purple Moon which is simply beautiful - the subtlety of the iconic purple for Relay for Life combined with the elegance of a black and white gown. The gloves come with the gown but not with SLink appliers; I was able to use appliers for another glove set I owned to make the match, though, and the effect is stunning. I love the small train of the gown and how my feet show underneath the hem so that you can see the gorgeous banded heels from Sweet Thing, available on Meander. I bought the solid fatpack, which means you will be seeing these in a wide variety of other shades in the future, I promise. My hair is part of a far more complicated release from EMO-tions on Journey; in totally it includes horns and flexy bits to my ankles, but I wanted to keep it a little more slim and streamlined for this look. It has a fantastic up-built ponytail in pieces, and the head section is editable so that if your head is a bit different from the hair, you can simply edit it to fit. Finally, my jewelry is a release from Bliensen + MaiTai on Wander, and so I've managed spectacularly to cover four different Fashion for Life sims in a single look. It's a lovely, chunky jewelry set with a variety of different gems and metals available in the included HUD; in this case I went for a simple opal and jet to complement the simplicity of my gown, the black metal adding a clean edge to everything.

Finding Concrete Reality

I'm going to be trying to show nine more looks, one on each of the major sims, before Fashion for Life ends on the 20th. I hope you get a chance to swing by and see the inventive sims and do a little shopping yourself.

( More pictures here. )


Skin: Izzie's, Irene
Sparkles: Folly, Rainbow Sheen
Hair: EMO-tions, Mantus (Fashion for Life - Journey)
Ears: Illusions, Seelie Ears
Eyes: De La Soul, Rainbow
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Eyeshadow: Adam n Eve, Hepsut
Lipstick: Adore & Abhor, 13 Lips
Wings: Deviance, Sidhe
Hands & Feet: SLink, Rigged Mesh Hands & Feet
Clothing: Purple Moon, Drew Gown (Fashion for Life - Amble)
Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai, Yasemine (Fashion for Life - Wander)
Shoes: Sweet Thing, Angel Pumps (Fashion for Life - Meander)

Pose: Exposeur

Location: Fashion for Life: Amble
Light Settings: Sim Default (Time of Day Edited)
Water Settings: Sim Default

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only

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