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

Pink Leopard

One has to ask.. who came up with pink leopard? It doesn’t really exist in real life and has a very tenuous existence in SL. So why does it look so darn good? What is so appealing about it?

Pink Leopard

I have a theory. The pink leopard is the rarest of animals, the softest, the most whimsical, and the sexiest. The novelty and brightness of the color will attract mates and it is this that will ultimately assure her survival in the wild. And oh heck, it’s darn cute.

Pink Leopard

That’s why Cristina Sugita has seized upon it as a motif and the fabric of this drop dead sexy dress. She has made a great outfit here, combining a cleverly done system piece with prims that move just right. And it’s a great price!

Pink Leopard

This skin from Rosemary Galbraith at Cupcakes, a Halloween gift at her store, seemed to suit the theme perfectly. With its sparkly pink eye shadow and cats eye liner, rowr!

The shoes I had were a perfect match. I mean, how often will you need pink leopard shoes, yet I was able to wear them! (Which proves I have too many shoes.. cuz pink leopard is not exactly a “neutral.”) Cerberus Noel just put these out as part of an animal pack of pumps.

Pink Leopard

For the leopard who can’t change her spots:

Hair: >TRUTH< Abbey – auburn by Truth Hawks for Truth*

Skin: *CUPCAKES – Daydream – Nutmeg – Fairy 2 Pink by Rosemary Galbraith for Cupcake

Dress: *Pink Leopard Hunt Dress* by Crissy Designs by Cristina Sugita for Crissy Designs

Bangle: Dark Mouse Divine Deco Bangle (Right) by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse*

Shoes: *GF* Figure Pumps -leopard pink- by Cerberus Noel for G Field

Written while listening to “In Rainbows” by Radiohead, specifically “Jigsaw Falling into Place.

Sequined Sophistication

Sometimes when a lady goes out on the town, she needs to dress up a little and show off her success. For some ladies, that means a lot of bling, a lot of accessories. For me, it means a deadly sexy sheath–hand-sequined–and exotic stilettos.

Sophisticated Sequins

Squinternet Larnia seemed to know just what I needed. With her gorgeously embroidered system pieces, she made a dress that screams success and calls to me. Note how well the system pieces wrap around the avatar and the invisible transition from the top to the skirt. This is not “off the rack.” This was couture, elegant, elaborate, but not vulgar.

Sophisticated Sequins

I can’t emphasize enough how important a good system piece is to any outfit. All the prims in the world will not hide lack of skill or style. Squinternet shows both skill and style with this ensemble.

I included a pair of pumps I had purchased a time ago from SKG Shoes. I have already gone on about Saki Galiazzo’s work.The wicked but elegant shape of these shoes and the exotic but not overdone animal print complimented the ensemble.

Sophisticated Sequins

When successful ladies go out:

Hair: Armidi Hair – The Ricci – Hazelberry by Lola Marquez for Armidi

Skin: Pulse Skin – Essence/Sound by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Dress: * Donna Flora * CELINE by Squinternet Larnia for * Donna Flora *

Bracelet: Chocolate bracelet by Eshi Otawara for Eshi Otawara

Shoes: 6″ Marie RSNH Pumps – Wildcat 20 by Saki Galiazzo by SKGShoes