Sweet are the uses of adversity,
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head;
And this our life, exempt from public haunt,
Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything.
I would not change it.
Genre's Burlesque extravaganza is continuing halfway through the next month, but that's no reason to not head over right now! I made a second gilded look out of the incredible variation being sold, everything you can dream of to make an audience swoon. The glamour begins at the top, with this fantastic leaf-style headdress from +XAnSA+, complete with a color changing HUD which lets you customize every shade on it in three sections - the trim and center, the flats of the leaves and ovals on the center, and the gem accents. There are ten options for each area in the fatpack, the gems subtly different to offer some interest even if you go for the same shade across the board. You can also resize it via the same HUD, which lowers the script count when you finally wear this bad boy out on the town. For a lower cost you can pick up headdresses with pairings of two colors, but I think the full version gives you a lot more bang for your buck in terms of reusability.William Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act II, Scene 1
The central outfit is actually a combination of two very different bodysuits layered over each other and only made possible because of the flexibility of textures and mesh when they overlap each other. The bodysuit and rigged bustle are both from B E N D E R and they are a cunning combination of texture - in this case place on a Maitreya body - and mesh. The texture piece comes for the standard body on multiple, wearable layers and with Omega, Belleza, Maitreya, and SLink appliers. Applied, the texture looks clear and crisp on the Maitreya body without any seams showing and with a delicate gold leaf details. I placed over it a jewelry set from deviousMIND which can also be worn independently, a well rigged and fluidly moving gemstone harness which tucks neatly into the folds of the B E N D E R bustle and curves smoothly up between my breasts to make an impressive collar. It also comes with pasties (not shown) that can be added separately to either aureola or worn on a single spot and come rigged or unrigged. The gems themselves are fitted for Slink Hourglass or Maitreya Lara - I'm showing with the latter - and come in eleven awesome variations which cover almost every shade of the rainbow. There's also a fatpack which will save you a few bucks if you simply must have it in every possible variation.
My Dilly Dolls shoes, a soft shade of brown which harmonizes with the blues and golds of the rest of my look, are a vintage t-strap pump with a rounded toe and realistic buckle at the ankle. They're fitted for Maitreya and Slink mid height feet with a solid heel that would work well for dancing, offering more support than a stiletto might while still keeping the sleek silhouette. They come with an awesome HUD included which allows one shoe to be shifted between two different versions of feet along with an optional ankle lock. Add in a color changing fatpack and you have designed my version of inventory bliss. The poses which support every inch of style and panache of this look are from The Black Tulip and they are thoroughly delightful. They come broken up into two packs of five each with mirrors, and each one is expressive, interesting, and smooth without any distortions of the mesh. In addition to a bunch of dance poses, there's also a leaning pose and another floor pose which offers a lot of variation within the Burlesque theme and let me really play off my surroundings at Cica Ghost's latest creation. The Black Tulip is also selling a burlesque chair with five poses included and which can be decorated with three wood colors and five seat colors via a blue menu. There's everything you need to set up a Burlesque club and all the dancers now available at Genre for incredible prices, so head over now to pick out your favorites!
( More pictures here. )
Skin: Izzie's, Irene
Tattoo: Folly, Rainbow Sheen
Hair: Wasabi Pills, Grace
Headdress: +XAnSA+, Burlesque India (Genre)
Eyes: .:Soul:., Blinde
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Ears: .:Soul:., Uni
Lipstick: Sn@tch, Lush Velvet
Wings: Deviance, Sidhe
Body 1: SLink, Hands
Body 2: Maitreya, Body & Feet
Nails: .:Soul:., Rainboe (Group Gift)
Jewelry: deviousMIND, "Lola La Riche" (Genre)
Outfit: B E N D E R, Versailles Fall (Genre)
Shoes: Dilly Dolls, Mimi (Genre)
Poses: The Black Tulip (Genre)
Location: Library, by Cica Ghost
Windlight Settings: Sim Default
Water Settings: Sim Default
Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping