Where the blue of the night
Meets the gold of the day,
Someone waits for me.
~ Where the Blue of the Night sung by Bing Crosby
I miss the good ol’ days. I am not saying I was alive when Bing Crosby was singing tunes like this—don’t get me wrong. I miss my grandparents reminiscing about it! Either way, there is a romance to dressing up in a ballgown and going out dancing. This dress by Sascha Frangilli is the perfect fall dress for such a retro romance. Once again Sascha covers the fabric with her complex shimmering textures, prim skirt assortments and optional stole. I am happy to see Sascha is switching up her bodice choices—this one includes straps that criss-cross in the back or the front as a halter. She also offers this “swooshy” skirt, made in collaboration with Simone Stern.
I wear this lovely new offering from Tuli Asturias for the Dressing Room. Tuli is started on a new line—Helena—and Helena is the beauty her name suggests. Tuli once again stuns, this time with cherry red lips and smokey kohl-lined eyes. The surprise is the light dusting of freckles.
A big dress needs big hair and this one from Ivanka Akina fits the bill. It is scripted with color change for both the hair and the ribbon, which may or may not be welcome (no idea how the scripts are). A lot of creators at Hair Fair are showing long hair with sculpty locks that are made to go over the shoulder but don’t move well when the head moves. This hair is not an exception, but it is blessedly modifiable so I was able to dislodge the curl thrusting through my shoulder for this photo. I urge hair makers to get off their posing stands and take their own hair for a test drive ;)
I want to point out this little choker from Kesseret Steeplechase, which has a scripted locket. I spend a lot of time looking for decent little chokers. Why? Cuz I like them, because they don’t interfere with the decolletage of a complex piece, because they are sexy. I was delighted to find this one (though the photograph didn’t make it clear the ribbon would be blue and yes, I tried on the demo but thought the blue was the “demo” marking–duh). It doesn’t matter in the sum total—I got the dress in blue to match it.
And the gold of her hair
Crowns the blue of her eyes
Like a halo, tenderly
Dress: SAS – Viva la Vida Delfts Blue by Sascha Frangilli for Sascha’s Designs
Choker: =^^= MIAO Casandra Women’s Locket by Kesseret Steeplechase for MIAO