Lulu

Lulu

In youth, it was a way I had,
To do my best to please.
And change, with every passing lad
To suit his theories.

But now I know the things I know
And do the things I do,
And if you do not like me so,
To hell, my love, with you.

~ Dorothy Parker

 

Lulu

This dress from Pixivor Allen has been in my inventory for a while now, waiting for the best look and I finally was able to get it together. The dress itself, fully mesh, is an almost vintage satin dress with a deep brown autumn hue so I dressed it up with deco jewelry from AvaGardner Kungler and darling wrapped shoes made for Belleza or Slink feet from Klari55a. (These shoes include a HUD for changing multiple parts of the shoe for easy dress up.)

Lulu

I also had this skin from Nena Helix in my inventory, always intending to wear it with a more ethereal look and this was the ticket, especially with special make up that Constance Daehlie made for a past Genre round that adds the drama I need to this look. Of course, the other inspiration for this look is Queue Marlowe’s newest hair, a darling look with a pin curl up front and flowing flexi locks.

Lulu

Hair: AD – qake (FITTED) – dark reds by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: .Birdy. Dreamer Skin ~Pure~ (Dark) by Nina Helix for Birdy

Makeup: #adored – gibson girl – full face by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – woodsman – b by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at the Mystic Realms Faire *

Body: -Belleza- Venus by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Dress: AlaFolie-FRANCE by pixivor Allen for AlaFolie

Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Magdalene necklace – Coffee 1 by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

Shoes: .:KC:. IBIZA Luxury Heels for Belleza High by Klari55a for KC Couture

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo *

Westwood

Westwood

“Fashion is life-enhancing and I think it’s a lovely, generous thing to do for other people.” ~ Vivienne Westwood

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?

Westwood

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.

Westwood

“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

Skin: .Birdy. Red skin ~Peaches~ (Limited edition Enchanted) Plum by Nina Helix for Birdy, available at Enchantment

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 *

Shoes: Essenz – Dallas by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at The Style Icon *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

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Deep in the Woods

Deep in the Woods

“Alas for those girls who’ve refused the truth: The sweetest tongue has the sharpest tooth.” ― Jack Zipes, Little Red Riding Hood and Other Classic French Fairy Tales

Deep in the Woods

Enchantment, which is opening on February 1, will be an event taking as its theme “Little Red Riding Hood.” You’d think it would be an event full of baskets and capes, and while there are plenty of those, there is also an undercurrent of resistance to a story of a lovely little girl being tricked by a wolf. First, much of the clothing is less for a little girl and more for a woman, like this gorgeous gown by Monica Outlander. Now, I am not surprised Monica upends the tale of a sweet little girl by turning her into a sophisticated vamp—Monica is never satisfied with the status quo. Her gorgeous Blanchette gown evokes the sleek beauty of its namesake, Cate Blanchett. Monica imbues Little Red Riding Hood with something else with this hooded gown.

Deep in the Woods

Amanda Randall imagines the wolf less as a threat than an accessory with her posing wolf at Enchantment. With six darling poses, you can go from long lean model to besties with the wolf. Maybe “my such big eyes you have” could become friendship or true love….

Then you have Isabeau Baragula’s evocative accessories—bowed Mary Janes and w wearable wolf mask that goes over the face or on top of the head. Is LRRH the victim or the sheep hiding in wolf’s clothing? I love how the headpiece looks as a sort of perverse tiara. Isabeau also sells a horned chair with several great poses, the bowed branch draped with silk (color-change, of course) and a mounted wolf’s head. I think the wolf is in big trouble in Isabeau’s version of Little Red Riding Hood.

Deep in the Woods

Finally, Nina Helix made an exclusive skin for this event—a vamped up Red Riding Hood, and it comes with all the appliers you could need. With dark eyes and a deep deep red matte lip, heavy brows and a very romantic face, this is not your traditional skin. When I first put it on, I had to get used to it but once I paired it with Keiba’s dark eyes, I was enchanted, especially with one of Truth Hawk’s newest hairs in black. Watch out, Wolf, Little Red Riding Hood is out to get you!

Deep in the Woods

“This one day her mother gave her
a basket of wine and cake
to take to her grandmother
because she was ill.
Wine and cake?
Where’s the aspirin? The penicillin?
Where’s the fruit juice?
Peter Rabbit got camomile tea.
But wine and cake it was.”
― Anne Sexton, Transformations

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Yelena by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: .Birdy. Red skin ~Peaches~ (Limited edition Enchanted) Black) by Nina Helix for Birdy, available at Enchantment

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes Black (med) by Keiba for UMEBOSHI

Dress: Miamai_Blanchette Red by Monica Outlander for Miamai, available at Enchantment *

Headpiece: Kalopsia – Wolf Mask (Top of the head) by Isabeau Baragula for Kalopsia, available at Enchantment *

Nail applier: Nailed It – Dark Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: Kalopsia – Shoes Red by Isabeau Baragula for Kalopsia, available at Enchantment *

Background prop: Kalopsia – Hanging Tree by Isabeau Baragula for Kalopsia, available at Enchantment *

Wolf: [Ca.Co] – My Wolf by Amanda Randall for Captivity Co. Poses, available at Enchantment *

Chair: Kalopsia – Red Riding Hood Chair by Isabeau Baragula for Kalopsia, available at Enchantment *