What French Women Know

“One is not born a woman; one becomes one.” ~ Simone de Beauvoir

What French Women Know

Pixivor Allen’s work is imbued with a sort of French female sensibility. It’s hard to explain but her fashions are feminine, easy, beautiful, light, dignified, and pragmatic all at once. These are not the clothes for Lady Gaga—they are the garments for Catherine Deneuve. Take, for instance, this dress that pixivor debuted at Modavia Fashion Week. Not only does she use the beautiful abstract rose motif throughout the dress (black and gray on cream), she pays attention to the details of the textures. The edges of the translucent skirt are trimmed with a black ribbon and the system piece has lace along the decolletage.

What French Women Know

She further makes this dress a wonderful piece by offering a jacket that includes an optional skirt. So in the top photo you see the dress as it is, above you see the dress with the jacket with optional skirt and below you see the outfit without the skirt. The jacket is an amazing piece of work with translucent materials and sculpty sleeves that gracefully balloon to the elbow. I can just feel the lightness of this beautiful fabric. Finally, she offers the shoes with the dress. While they aren’t magnificent, they are definitely wearable and a great look with the outfit.

What French Women Know

I show it with the free skin LeLutka is offering at the Modavia Fashion Week. And I have donned hair from momo Foulon, offered at the Hair Fair. I like momo’s hair a lot. She offers styles not often seen—cute short haircuts, updos, and longer. A lot of them seem heavily influenced by East Asian styles. (Yes, I am still watching stuff on crunchyroll.com). This updo was ideal for this look.

What French Women Know

French women have a keen sense of the brevity of time and the immediacy of pleasure. ~ Debra Ollivier, What French Women Know

Hair: =TEKUTEKU=marshmallow(firebrick) by momo Foulon for TEKUTEKU, available at the Hair Fair

Skin: [LeLutka]-LOLA_skissed-MFW2010(D Brows) by minnu Palen for LeLutka, offered at the Modavia Fashion Show

Dress (with shoes): -AlaFolie- FARFALLA mi-long by pixivor Allen for AlaFolie

French Connection

When’s the last time you saw me as a blonde? Had to have been a while ago because I don’t do blonde hair well. I don’t have the complexion or the delicacy to carry it off.

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However, Lorac passed me these Victoriana skins recently that give me a paleness that almost requires blonde hair. Combined with this beautiful dress from pixivor Allen and new hair from Truth Hawks named “Gogo,” presumably after Gorgeous Yongho, it’s a great feminine look that is only appropriate for a blonde.

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The blog is titled as it is because pixivor is French. She has a great little shop of dresses and she experiments with textures and prims. This dress is complex—it has a bodice rendered with lines of sequins over a texture that runs from the system piece to the prims with tulle and sequins combined. This is not an easy task—to make the system piece flow seamlessly to the prims with the textures. Many have tried to do this and failed. And the prims look like tulle and move like it.

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pixivor completes the outfit by including accessories—a bold beaded necklace and bracelet and graceful buckled heels. This picture is pretty close up and you can see even then how flawless they are.

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Qu’est-ce que c’est ?

Hair: >TRUTH< Gogo – seaspray by Truth Hawks for >Truth<

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T: Victoriana/Petal AUB by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Dress and Accessories, inc. Shoes: ” ALaFolie” Passion ornoir by pixivor Allen for ALaFolie