What happens when you take the hammer and paintbrush out of a builder’s hands and replace them with a loom and sewing needle? You get something beautiful and magical.
When I was at SLCC, I ran into a lovely lady who goes by the name of Cierra Anatine. Unassuming and gentle, she approached me and introduced herself. With her warm smile, she told me that she built medieval houses in SL, and I made a mental note to check out her work online, but that note slid out of my brain.
Blessedly she recently contacted me on Avatars United. She told me she had started making clothing, and now I am the proud owner of three dresses by this amazing artist. The dress I show here is imbued with the wealth of Cierra’s imagination and talent from its sculpted collar to its beautiful gold boots. Note the regal shoulders from the turned back color, the cleverly textured skirt (one texture inside, the other outside), the delicious variation of proportions between the texture on the sash and the top. Cierra is ready to unleash her talents on the fashion world in SL as she has the building community. We’ll be lucky to have her.
I encourage you to check her buildings, which are at once magnificent and cozy and warm. I visited the Berkshire Manor, and I could smell the bread baking in the ovens when I went through the door. A merry fire crackled in the fireplace, a kitten slid through my ankles, and warmth enveloped me. I peeked in the kitchen and the most amazing loom sat in the corner, waiting for my attention. (I have done weaving in RL-this loom is all that.. really!) A small gardening room with potter’s bench led to a simple but elegant garden. I wandered her sims for a couple hours. Cierra has made a most incredible environment in SL.
Lady of the manor:
Hair: Lykka Black by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog
Skin: LAQ ~ Tasha2 – 04 [Nougat] Glow skin (hairbase) by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki
Dress with Boots: *K* Venetia Gold Brocade Outfit with Boots (boxed) by Cierra Anatine for *Kismet* *
Ring: P.C; Golden Wings Ring by Cora Lu for Paper Couture