“Some of us are crèmes brûlées, unfortunately in the presence of those who would rather have corn dogs. We can try to degenerate into corn dogs to make them happy, or we can just accept the fact that we were made for Paris!” ~ C. JoyBell C.
Crème brûlée—that sweet creamy confection with the hard outer shell—a better metaphor for some personalities than mushy strawberry shortcake or fluffy angel food cake or fussy soufflé. It’s an elegant dessert with a subtle reward of richness and sweetness. This look gives the same—with a cream colored dress, criss-crossing over the chest with tiered ruffles on the hips, it’s a sleek look from LeeZu Baxter.
Look closely and you can see how LeeZu uses the materials feature in the SL Viewer to make the dress have a more matte material, especially compared to the glossy leather handbag from Goucchi/Steffen Garcia and my strappy gold sandals from Gospel Voom (both available at Collabor88) and my glossy gold earrings from Anastazja Brimm. It’s this juxtaposition of textures—just like the hard carmelized top of crème brûlée is broken open to find a creamy custard—that makes this look pure confection.
Chiaki Xue has just come out with this side-swept curly short style. No one does shorter, curlier styles like Chiaki, and the textures and curls in the hair add a humanness and complexity that many hairs lack in SL. My skin is Umazuma Metaluna’s newest offering, a rich beautiful visage with an optional glow and gloss for the lips. I added eyeliner from Ekilem, which is being offered at TDR Fusion, to pop the eyes, which are chocolatey confection from Umazuma.
Hair: *Dura-Girl*50(Dark Brown) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *
Skin: [theSkinnery]Runa-Bare face(brownie) DB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Runa Face Glow 1 (dark skin tone) and [theSkinnery] Runa Lipgloss by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery *
Dress: [LeeZu!] Metropolis Dress (mesh,rigged,material) /plain nude by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Bag Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right by Siddean Munro for Slink
Hand Appliers: [theSkinnery]Slink Skin Applier HUD-Hands-brownie by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery *
Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Metals Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *
Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)