A lot of controversy sprung up about the Grand Odalisque that was revealed at Black Swan recently. The woman sleeping is.. well.. grand. She is grand in all senses of the word.. “grande” as in large, grand as in magnificent, grand as in pleasing and sumptuous.
I received a larger lady’s shape in my DSN the other night from Ample Avi. I put her on and saw a grand woman, a beautiful larger lady, the one who is too often underrepresented in SL, the kind of lady many of us are in real life (including me). It was a beautifully done shape.
The shape, done by Xme Xue, was a fresh look for this same old avatar. With her full plush hips and abundant breasts, she is incredibly beautiful and sexy. I couldn’t wait to dress her up. So I chose this lovely dress from Reale with it’s photo-sourced roses and translucency, it’s light and airy and ideal for a rose in bloom. I will note I did not have to adjust any prims on this or anything else–the best-made outfits fit full-figured avatars.
I wore one of Pulse’s skins to see how it would look on a different shape and it performed wonderfully. This beautiful woman deserves a pale blushing skin and full luscious lips. Truth Hawk’s full-bodied (yes, intended to say that) Sophia tops the ensemble perfectly.
Did you know Elika Tiramisu made shoes? I found them at her last sale—I will admit that I have not confirmed that she still sells them since she seems to have pared down her inventory. I bought the “Ginormous pack,” and it was well worth it.
She breaks open like a bud in bloom:
Hair: >TRUTH< Sophia – burgundy by Truth Hawks for ~Truth~
Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T: Champagne/Venetian Red by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins
Shape: ! RITA-Lush by Xme Xue for Ample Avi
Dress: *Reale* Floratta long dress (roses) by Mallu Mayo for *Reale*
Shoes: ETD Starley Pumps (Red) RT by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elika Tiramisu Designs (ETD)
Photo of Grand Odalisque taken on site at Avant Garde. I laid her to sleep among flowers, as she deserves to be :)