A Dress is Never Just a Dress

A Dress is Never Just a Dress

In art, a dress is never just a dress; nor in life either. ~ Mason Cooley

A Dress is Never Just a Dress

The Black Fashion Fair is opening tomorrow and it’s 2 sims of a lot of black. Don’t infer this means a lot of goth or darkness (though there is a little of that going on too). Imagine more pieces that are elegant, charming, versatile. For example, this gorgeous gown from Mami Jewell will be her exclusive for the fair. With a great silhouette, a low cut back behind the halter bodice, her wonderful flexi skirts and gorgeous gold accents, this is elegance personified. With glittery black nails from Autumn Amaranth and an onyx stone in a mystical gold mounting from Plurabelle Laszlo, both from the fair and some stylish heels from Glamistry, featured at Kustom 9, this outfit shows how black is the epitome of elegance.

A Dress is Never Just a Dress

Truth Hawks has thankfully come out with a new updo. Honestly, we need more of this kind of glamour on the grid and with beautfully styled curls pulled up and a wavy lock framing the face, it’s bound to be found in many ladies’ wardrobes with their favorite evening gowns. Sawsan Secretspy’s gorgeous skin for 100 Block finishes off this look with her characteristic gorgeous features and beautiful subtle makeup. Remember that the featured items at 100 Block are 50% off and exclusive to the event.

A Dress is Never Just a Dress

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

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. V2 Susse Golden by sawsan Secretspy for .::WoW skins::., available at 100 Block *

Eyes: #adored – cloud eyes – foggy – a by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.0 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: -AZUL- Abigail /Onyx by Mami Jewell for –AZUL-, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai – Luna Nera – Necklace – gold by Plurabelle Laszlo for.Bliensen + MaiTai, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Nail appliers: {Wicked} Peach – Mani/Pedi – Onyx – Maitreya by Autumn Amaranth for Wicked Peach, available at the Black Fashion Fair *

Shoes: Glamistry : TRILLIUM Heels by Glamistry for Glamistry, available at Kustom9 *

Poses by Mavi Beck for Ma Vie, available at Pose Fair *

A Dress is Never Just a Dress

The Little Fairy

The Little Fairy

Let the little fairy in you fly! ~ Rufus Wainwright

The Little Fairy

Genre’s new event is all about fae and so I did my best to wear the gorgeous pieces that they are offering to find the little fairy in myself. I started with this cute dress from Augurer with its sparkly otherworldly pattern and matched Plurabelle Laszlo’s darling little fairy slippers. Gorgeous fractal wings from Kerryth Tarantel add a shine to the whole look (remember when wings were SO in?) and a lovely little mesh blossom necklace and earrings from Ellantha Larsson complete the look.

The Little Fairy

Cherelle Capra has made a lovely vanity with cosmetics (which I didn’t rez) and stool for fairies to use for beautifying. (It is said fae are vain little creatures, apparently, who like to look their best as they flit around doing lovely deeds.) Little butterflies flit around the mirror. Of course, to be most beautiful, a fae needs to have an etherial skin and eyes. I picked up Hlin Bluebird’s darling skin at The Dressing Room Fusion. The brilliant part is it comes with ALL appliers you could ever need for a ridiculously low price and a lovely subtle makeup, perfect for fairies—or spring. I wore Constance Daehlie’s lashes from Genre to pop my eyes, which are gorgeous—bright fairy colors from Chandra Masala. And Mina Nakamura’s casual, wind-tossed style completes my look.

The Little Fairy

Everytime a child says ‘I don’t believe in fairies’ there is a a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead. ~ James M. Barrie

Hair: M I N A – HUD – Nikky – Essentials by Mina Nakamura for MINA, available at the Dressing Room Fusion *

Skin: al vulo- Cara*  ice blonde brow fairy by Hlin Bluebird for Al Vulo, available at Dressing Room Fusion

Eyes: Jalwa – Wisp (Sea) by Chandra Masala for Jalwa, available at Genre *

Lashes: #adored – ka-pow lashes by Constance Daehlie for #adored, available at Genre *

Dress: .Luminary. Ella Dress – Blue by Augurer for .Luminary., available at Genre *

Jewelry: .:ellabella:. Dulcina – Blueth by  Ellantha Larsson for.:ellabella:., available at Genre *

Wings: Spyralle Fractal Wings Series 12 Mint by Kerryth Tarantal for Spyralle, available at Genre

Shoes: Bliensen + MaiTai – Brennil – Shoe f. Standard Feet – Green by Plurabelle Laszlo for Bliensen + MaiTai, available at Genre *

[CIRCA] – “Enchanted Meadow” – Fae Vanity Seat and [CIRCA] – “Enchanted Meadow” – Fae Vanity Table by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Genre *

Poses by Trieste Minuet for !bang