Saturday, June 14, 2014

2014 Fashion for Life: Meander

Making a Splash on the Boardwalk

The second sim for Fashion for Life is Meander, and is based around the Boardwalks of the world - all white wood and bathing boxes. The first boardwalk was in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1870 for practical reasons - hotel owners were tired of their buildings drowning in sand. Over the years it was expanded on and improved gradually until it was seven miles long - though the hand of nature played a roll in setting more modest goals; thanks hurricanes! The golden age was in the 1920s and prohibition not only didn't touch the fun, it contributed to it - since Atlantic City didn't enforce the law, people from all over flocked to the beaches and the bars. The expansion of other forms of transportation and air conditioning contributed to the boardwalk's decline, however, until the legalization of gambling in 1978. Much of the urban poverty was cured by this new influx of entertainment money, but the heights of the Golden Twenties has never been regained.

Graceful Prohibition

The gown is from Poute and is available both at Fashion for Life on Meander, and Cosmopolitan Sales.I fell in love with this as soon as I found it, from the adorable butterfly detailing on the back, to the rich colors woven into the dress. It has a lovely style, with spaghetti straps over the shoulders and a short, flippy skirt that is extremely adorable. The invislayer covers most of the middle of the gown, though I'd recommend wearing panties underneath. I'm wearing those amazing Sweet Thing shoes again, found on Meander, and I added a sweet set of jewelry - the necklace is adorable cookie triangles strung on a chain, with brightly colored mixers for earrings. The colors I'm wearing are one of the secret common sets, and I really adore how well they match the saturated shades of my dress. My EMO-tions hair is from another sim - sneaking in from Journey - and it's an adorable updo with lovely hairsticks through the bun. The awesome thing about it is that there is an additional ponytail which comes out of the bun; just touch the hair and it can flow forth in all it's shining glory. Finally, my nails are from ZoZ which is offering up an enormous bunch of shoes as well on Promenade, which we haven't gotten to yet. Her nail colors and styles are simply smashing, though, so expect to see them again.

Sunbathing Butterflies

( More pictures here. )


Skin: Izzie's, Irene
Sparkles: Folly, Rainbow Sheen
Hair: EMO-tions,  (Fashion for Life - Journey)
Ears: Illusions, Seelie Ears
Eyes: De La Soul, Rainbow
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Wings: Deviance, Sidhe
Hands & Feet: SLink, Rigged Mesh Hands & Feet
Nails: ZoZ, Love Polish (Fashion for Life - Promenade)
Clothing: Poute, Butterfly Essence (Fashion for Life - Meander)
Jewelry: Sweet Thing, Silly Baking (Fashion for Life Gacha)
Shoes: Sweet Thing, Angel Pumps (Fashion for Life - Meander)

Pose: Diesel Works

Location: Fashion for Life: Meander

Light Settings: Sim Default (Time of Day Edited)
Water Settings: Sim Default

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only

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