Taming the Wild

I have been planning my in-world holiday party, which promises to be a fantastic fete. The theme is flamenco, so I have been trying on outfits. This one is a definite contender.

Taming the Wild

Elettra Gausman is a designer of elegance and theatricality. Her dresses belong on catwalks for beauty pageants as well as on red carpets. She especially seems to have a keen understanding of how to make the system skirt work, making it sexy and long. In this dress, she takes advantage of the stretch of the front of the skirt—a place that often “breaks” by making it slit up to there. But she breaks the unfortunate necessary roundness of the skirt by putting in a prim skirt at the knee, turning it into something elegant and graceful.

Taming the Wild

Then there’s the dangerous back, cut down to a very provocative end point. One pixel more and this would seem absurd but as it is, it is very sexy and sensuous. The texture glistens, especially at the waist and hemline. She hit on a great combo here.

Elettra includes a set of handmade pearls that drape down the back with this dress. They just didn’t work for me, so I chose to wear a set of black pearls from Alienbear Gupte. I especially like the earrings—the pearls are handsomely arranged and of a sheen and shape that conveys richness.

I am wearing a hair from Aemilia Case, who does an amazing number of versatile and cute hairs. This one I especially like because it is elegant and dressy with its side chignon and PERFECT for flamenco. I colored the originally pink hibiscus red to match the lipstick in Tuli Asturias’ skin.

Taming the Wild

Finally, the shoes. I show here a wonderful pair from Sissy Pessoa. I am not sure when Sissy sleeps—her store is chock full of new and wonderful content. She has a whole area of SHOES (which is a downfall for me). The shoes I show here are especially elegant with their sleek stiletto and sweet buckle.

Taming the Wild

I think it’s a tremendous amount of fun. Flamenco is about life and especially life, death and love — and your mother. ~ Mary Fishler

Hair: PE Portia Kohl by Aemilia Case for Philotic Energy *

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (fair/br) F.Y.L.O. red by Tuli Asturius for []::Tuli::[] *

Dress: *OC* Silver Sexy Tiger by Elettra Gausman for Orage Creations

Necklace and Earrings: Alienbear Design (Ambroisa II black Pearl set) by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Design

Ring: P.C; Black Pearl Ring by Cora Lu for Paper Couture

Shoes: * Baiastice__stiletto black by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice

3 thoughts on “Taming the Wild

  1. Harper you have assembled many stunning outfits but for me this is your #1.

    You have captured the very essence of the flamenco. You could be describing the dance itself in your words “one pixel more and this would seem absurd but as it is, it is very sexy and sensuous.” that is flamenco.

    That is why, to me, this is your most amazing ensemble as it totally captures the essence of what is Flamenco – passion, lust, love but all with precise and carefully measured restraint to force the eye and the mind to savor and appreciate every detail – surely these are the things that elevate the very good to the couture, and as you have shown it is not a single piece that makes a person totally stylish, it is the ability to assemble the total look. If you ever bottle your ability to do that I am buying it, buy the carton.

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