“If you want me just whistle. You know how to whistle don’t you? Just put your lips together and blow.” ~ Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall recently passed away and I wanted to do a tribute look for her but who can possibly replicate such beauty? Only she could be herself, because it was her soul that gave light to her elegance. Her famous quote is a perfect sassy elegant rejoinder and encapsulates the persona she embodied.
For this dress from LeeZu Baxter, I wanted to find an elegant, old school look but I knew I couldn’t pull off Lauren Bacall, so I proceeded as seemed natural. LeeZu has never been afraid of pushing the boundaries of what she can do in SL, pulling in elements of everything at her disposal—textures, mesh, prims, and old fashioned style—to create her very haute fashion. This time she has mesh layers to show a very elegant gown with a lace overlay and then a great filmy flexi skirt at the bottom. With the brooch at the rib and the medallion flung over the shoulder, it’s sexy and beautiful, especially with her complex textures.
A look this complicated doesn’t need a lot else going on, so I opted for small earrings from Krystal Jenkins, which show well with my new hair from TOmmy Fairplay. This is a men’s hair, but it looks amazing on women too, especially worn with this gorgeous skin from Umazuma Metaluna from her collection for the Arcade. With deep berry lips and a gorgeously framed eye, the look is pure glamour.
Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Dawson Non-Rigged Mesh Big Pack by TOmmy Fairplay for Damselfly *
Skin: [theSkinnery] Marni 14 (honey) with [theSkinnery] Marni Brows 6 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery],available at the Arcade (opening soon) *
Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – stornborn by Constance Daehlie for #adored
Dress: [LeeZu!] Aurora Gown <mesh,rigged,materials> /mauve by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *
Earrings: :::Krystal::: Captured Radiance Earring – Platinum (Hope Stone) by Krystal Jenkins for :::Krystal:::
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink
Shoes: Essenz – Palermo (Fatpack 2) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz *
Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo