In the Sea

“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.”

~ e.e. cummings

In the Sea

The theme for Enchantment this month is “The Little Mermaid,” and blessedly, instead of being inspired by a copyrighted cartoon, most designers opened their minds to sexier and more ethereal sea creatures. Kiddo Oh is presenting this seemingly basic black dress. I say “seemingly” because she has cleverly crafted the texture and dress so it’s beautiful even as you move into different poses (I am using Vestige Creations here). She has also textured the inside of the dress with a lovely purple so that you see peeks of it when you move. That’s craftsmanship, especially with the coordinating tentacle bracelets. You might think it’s just a black dress, but dress it up and it’s so much more, especially when you wear something as detailed as Mea Carnell’s exclusive for Enchantment, this lovely mermaid motif choker.

In the Sea

Inka Mexicola offers a beautiful new skin for Enchantment this month with subtly glossed lips and beautifully lined eyes. I paired it with Mina Nakamura’s windblown-hair from Kustom 9 in a fantasy white with dark roots. The curls provide movement without being a one photo look—you can actually wear this hair around and not look like it’s stuck in position!

In the Sea

Hair: MINA Hair – Grace (materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at Kustom9 *

Skin: Essences – Ariel03 *medium01* brunette by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Enchanted *

Eyes: .ID. April Gift / Blue-Gray (old gift) by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress (with bangles): Ursula Dress – Maitreya Fit by Kiddo Oh for .::Dead Dollz::., available at Enchanted *

Necklace: Meva Mermaid Necklace 3 by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at Enchanted *

Nail applier: Nailed It – Maitreya – Ombre II Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Poses by VestigeCreations for Vestige Poses *

In the Sea