Friday, October 31, 2014

Genre: Modern Femme

Image Description: Woman with purple and blue hair walking along the ledge outside a building with her eyes closed.

We're a little over halfway through Genre's Androgyny event, and the offerings remain glorious. What I particularly appreciated is that there were unisex offerings from the femme side of things as well as the butch; there is a tendency for androgyny to be boiled down to streamlined and on the butch end of things for everyone, and so I was thrilled to see some offerings on the more femme edge, while keeping simple, straightforward styles; even boys deserve bows. Apricot Paws offered up a dress with a wide range of boob options: from flat to enormous, which can work for all sorts of avatars: human or not, and all sorts of genders: male, female, and other. The dress is color change, both the main body of it and separately the narrow band of color around the waist with a sweet bow in back; I love the subtle nods to an obi-style belt on an otherwise contemporary dress. The front and back colors are different, with a seam line along the sides, offering up some variety coming and going. It's also a simple, slightly asymmetrical shape which is rigged well to the thighs, moving naturally without cutting at the midline between the legs. Now and then a curve might cut into the thigh a little, but outside of static poses it isn't too noticeable, and in those - for photography purposes - a little angle goes a long way. I paired it with a bolero from Peqe that I picked up at the last Genre event; I love the combination of the high color, loose curve from the neck down, and belle puffed sleeves. It fit nicely over Apricot Paws's dress, a valuable ability in a bit of outer-wear.

Image Description: Closeup of feet wearing dark brown boots with gold crosses on them, standing on a red carpet.

My dual colored hair from Alli & Ali offers up another perspective on androgyny - closer to the Gemini effect than the place where male melds into female and the line between becomes obscured. The style is short and sassy, with fluffy curls and a nice curve around the ears large enough to fit even my oversized ones! I especially like the sideburns, long enough to be boyish while short enough a woman could rock the style as well. Also on the masculine edge, I'm wearing boots from C L A Vv again, this time in a warmer shade of brown to complement the soft blacks of the rest of my look. I love their heavy, platform weight - especially in contrast to the brighter colors and pastels of the rest of my look. It knocks this back from "Deo is her usual feminine self" closer to the spectrum which encompasses androgyny. And finally, hanging around my neck and layering perfectly between my dress and bolero is this adorable crystal necklace from Souzou Eien. I love the style of the necklace itself, a narrow leather band that hangs high around the throat with a long, descending length above the chain - it sets it apart from other, wider-shaped necklaces, and makes it work better within the narrow teardrop of skin I'm flashing. It comes with a color-changing HUD as well, through a variety of pale shades perfect for the crystal-lover on the go.

Image Description: Woman with purple and blue hair standing on a stairway.

( More pictures here. )


Skin: Izzies, Irene
Sparkles: Folly, Rainbow Sheen
Hair: Alli & Ali, DoubleTrouble (Genre)
Ears: Illusions, Seelie
Eyes: De La Soul, RooMee
Eyelashes: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyeshadow: Mons, Glamorous
Lipstick: Izzie's, Fuyu
Wings: Deviance, Sidhe
Jewelry: Souzou Eien, Mystic Crystal Necklace (Genre)
Hands: SLink, Rigged Mesh Hands
Nails: A:S:S, Fairy Wings
Jacket: Peqe, Bali Shrug
Clothing: Apricot Paws, Ribbon Dress (Genre)
Socks: G Field, Button Socks
Shoes: C L A Vv, Platform Boots (Genre)

Pose: Don't Freak Out

Location: Deadpool Fashion Shopping City
Light Settings: TOR, MIDDAY Maldives
Water Settings: Glassy

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only

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