“Fashion is life-enhancing and I think it’s a lovely, generous thing to do for other people.” ~ Vivienne Westwood
The Style Icon event will be opening on February 7, and it looks to be an invigorating fashion fair. Dozens of designers, inspired by “style icons,” will be selling exclusive content that speaks to their influences. Blessedly some didn’t just choose the same old, same old. Datrip Blackbart did a turn on Vivienne Westwood with this mesh gown, a combination of Malcolm McLaren references (Sid Vicious’ face imprinted on the hip) and a mash up of the British Flag, dirtied up and mixed with a pink leopard print boa. How else could Datrip better draw inspiration from the queen of punk couture?
I was so inspired by Datrip’s inspiration that I tried to accessorize this dress accordingly. I brought out a short cut from Chiaki Xue, a modern Miley cut, but in pink, and I added one of Maddox Dupont’s slick shaved hairbases, which is tintable! Cool gray eyes from Isabelle Requiem match the edgy gorgeous skin that Nina Helix is selling at the Enchantment event. Not only do you get brown and black brows, but also wine and plum, ideal for a punk couture look. Finally a spiked earring from L33ghL33 finishes the look with its touch of menace and well… retro punkiness.
“You have a more interesting life if you wear impressive clothes.” ~ Vivienne Westwood
Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*50(Pink) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *
Hair Base: KMADD Hairbase (tintable) ~ The Core by Maddox Dupont for KMadd Enterprises
Eyes: [Brixley] Mist Eyes – dark gray by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley, available at Kustom 9
Dress: Legal Insanity – vivienne punk gown rose by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity, available at The Style Icon *
Earring: [7891.] – Xenno Cuff Earrings – Gold & Silver by L3ighL33 for 7891.
Ring: MG – Rings – Pirouette Orbit – Large – SILVER by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer *
Nail applier: Nailed It – Autumn Nights Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *
Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)