Friday, June 20, 2014

2014 Fashion for Life: Parade

In the Wild

Parade is a lovely sim, full of elegant and tall-standing stones, with bicycles and tricycles all over the place. The earliest example of a tricycle was a three wheeled wheelchair build in the 1600s by a disabled German watchmaker, who drove it with cranks. It wasn't until the 1800s that the rotary chain driven tricycles were invented and developed in tandem with a variety of two wheeled vehicles, some of which used pedals connected to the front wheel, while more of them used the same chain drives as the tricycles. Further innovations ushered in a Golden Era of cycling toward the end of the 1800s, and bicycles and horse buggies remained the primary modes of transportation until the advent of the automobile. In fact, bicycles may be credited with the initial spread of graded roads, as the cycles worked so much better on them.

Ruche and Ramble

I'm wearing a gorgeous dress from Bite & Claw which was one of many gacha prizes available with the store on Parade, and I even managed to land one of the rares. All of the sizes are included, which was a blessing, and I adore the style. The ruching around the ankles is completely delightful, and the way it falls against the skin is interesting and evocative - especially with the textures layered over the movement of the skirt. I could wish for a more interesting bodice line, but it's a simple tube top and textured beautifully with an empire waistline. The touches I like the most are the dragonflies lurking along the edges, though - an adorable touch which really made me smile. I'm wearing my ZoZ nails again, those lovely souvenir prize ones which you have only one more day to get. And finally, I'm back in my awesome Sweet Thing (from Meander - oh so long ago, now) shoes again - once more the ability to tint the bands and shoes separately came into play, and these awesome pink and yellow shoes match the shades of my Bite & Claw gown beautifully.

Looking Up

( More pictures here. )


Skin: Izzie's, Irene
Sparkles: Folly, Rainbow Sheen
Hair: Shimmer, Vintage Cloche Hat (Art Hats)
Ears: Illusions, Seelie Ears
Eyes: De La Soul, Rainbow
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Lipstick: Pink Fuel, Metallic Lipsticks
Wings: Deviance, Sidhe
Hands & Feet: SLink, Rigged Mesh Hands & Feet
Nails: ZoZ, Floral Solids (Fashion for Life - Souvenir Prize)
Necklace: Eclectica, Perenelle Gothic
Clothing: Bite & Claw, Anna Dress (Fashion for Life - Gacha)
Shoes: Sweet Thing, Solid Angel Pumps (Fashion for Life - Meander)

Pose: !bang

Location: Fashion for Life: Parade

Light Settings: TOR, MIDDAY Maldives
Water Settings: Phototools, Ship Light

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only

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