Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Fit for a Princess: Winter Cliché
Another month has started, and with it comes the festival round of Fit for a Princess - which offers up a festive display and a few shiny gifts for the holiday season. I'm showing off a gorgeous hair from Sweet Thing again, a sweet bow updo that comes with a variety of ombre tips. I tucked a lovely new crown from Hopscotch along the bang-line, a delicate row of stars set above a simple band. It comes in gold or silver with a wide variety of jewel colors - here I went with pure silver for the simplicity. I love the starburst design, and how it can be tucked into a variety of hairstyles. I kept with the pale silver theme with my dress, selecting this gorgeous little cocktail frock from Greymoon in a combination of smooth and textured silver. The snowflake detail on the waistband is lovely, and I really like how she used the shape of the dress to add the textured panel and take this from a simple little dress into something perfect for a variety of holiday parties. I especially like that it's a more unusual neckline - there's a tendency for sleeveless gowns to be very similar, and I like the additional flair along the top; I hope this becomes more common!
My ears, which I've been wearing for about a week now, are a new release from .:Soul:. at We ♥ Roleplay - opening tomorrow at 3PM SLT. This is the High Elf, made a bit larger because I like them that way and Charlie is always nice enough to make things modifiable. They come with a HUD for Charlie's skin tones, which will match with his latest release Catalina along with his older skins, and with a graytone to tint to match other skins. He's also created developer kits so that other skin makers can make appliers for his ears - something which I hope a lot will take advantage of! There are multiple other ears, including smaller and longer ones and a special mer style ear with jagged edges. The other feature of these ears which I really love is the tattoo layer overtop. Charlie includes a tinter and some textures, but using the developer kit one could make all sorts of patterns to add on to ears - I'm really looking forward to seeing what people make!
My final recent pieces come from two other events which are ending soon. From the Seelie Court, I'm wearing Bliensen + MaiTai's finger claws - which come pre-set for SLink hands in Casual and Elegant, and include both all of the fingers and the index fingers only. The nail guard of this sorOne example of nail guards originated in China, and were a symbol of the lack of physical activity women of high rank could indulge in - since they didn't have to work with their hands, they could grow their nails unusually long. The longer they became the more brittle they became, however, and so metal and lacquer nailguards were made to protect them. These are nicely assertive, though, and seem to carry a distinct edge - a reminder one can be lovely and lethal. I'm also wearing two other Bliensen + MaiTai pieces - the foiled leaf necklace and shiny silvery nails with a snowflake motif, both of them already released and still amazing. My amazing shoes are from Lassitude & Ennui, released at Geeks n Nerds, and I've loved them since I first saw them come across the feeds. The shape of the mule itself is a lot of fun, with the vamp arching away from top of the foot in an interesting manner. The platform section is digitized, with small cubes supporting and crawling up under the sole - as if, indeed, nanobites ate a chunk of my shoes! It's a fun and funny idea, and they look lovely to boot.
Both Seelie Court and Geeks n Nerds end on the tenth, so hurry by if you haven't already!
( More pictures here. )
Skin: Izzie's, Irene
Sparkles: Folly, Rainbow Sheen
Hair: Sweet Thing, Mandy (Fit for a Princess)
Crown: HopScotch, Starry Sky (Fit for a Princess)
Ears: .:Soul:., High Elf (We ♥ Roleplay)
Eyes: .:Soul:., RooMee
Lipstick: Senzafine, Sirene
Eyelashes: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelash Extensions: no. 7, Changing Seasons Couture Lashes
Wings: Deviance, Sidhe
Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai, Dewdrop
Hands & Feet: SLink, Rigged Mesh Hands & Feet
Claws: Bliensen + MaiTai, Ice Queen (The Seelie Court)
Nails: Bliensen + MaiTai, Snowflake
Clothes: Greymoon, Charmed Cocktail Dress (Fit for a Princess)
Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui, Nanobots ate my mules (Geeks n Nerds)
Location: Never Ending
Light Settings: Phototools, Absinthe Light (modified)
Water Settings: Nam's Beach Scene
Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only