Elegance

Elegance

Elegance isn’t solely defined by what you wear. It’s how you carry yourself, how you speak, what you read. ~ Carolina Herrera

Elegance

I have always been a big proponent of elegance, which features beauty and simplicity and a certain quiet rightness to things. People can speak of elegance in code, elegance in math or philosophy, but here I hope to represent it in self-presentation. My beautifully textured dress from Ariadne Garrigus certainly conveys the idea. With a simple palette, she covers her dress in beads of varying sizes over a satiny fabric but with a casual silhouette that includes a strappy criss-cross back. It’s purely sexy in a sleek elegant way. BabyChampagne Sass’s gorgeous peep-toe slingbacks and simple jewelry from Maxi Gossamer complete the look.

Elegance

The inspiration for the look was Shantia Soulstar’s exclusive new skin for Skin Fair 2014. In trying on several skins for preview, this one definitely caught my eye with its elegant beauty and rich tone. (I shot it kind of overlit, I realize, but I wanted the gorgeous features to really show.) Shantia sells this skin in seven tones with 10 eyeshadows and 10 lipsticks and includes dark, light and no brow options. It’s a really captivating skin from a creator I had not tried before.

And of course, I have been looking for the perfect chance to show these dreads from M4ri1yn Magic. He has created a very interestingly engineered hair piece—there are two pieces actually: the dreads themselves and then the wisps. This ensures the pieces will fit on your head. His HUD includes tones from white to dark with blonde, red and dark in between. It’s a fresh thought process from M4ri1yn and not like his other hair, and I love it!

Elegance

“An elegant woman is a woman who despises you and has no hair under her arms.” ~ Salvador Dalí

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Hill – Dreads series by M4ri1yn Magic for Tableau Vivant *

Skin: Zoul Creations – Meili – Tone 4 – Dk Brows with Zoul Creations – Meili – Tone 4 – Lips 06 and Zoul Creations – Meili – Tone 4 – Eyeshadow 01 by Shantia Soulstar for Zoul Creations, available at Skin Fair 2014 (Sim 1) (opens March 14) *

Eyes: PC pearl – bog wood – large medium by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes

Dress: ***ArisAris AA31 boasts Dress by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Jewelry: MG – Necklace and Earrings – DewDrop Glass Bead by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer, available at FaMESHed *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Flair – Nail Hud Add On – Slink Avatar Enhancement – Set 144 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Dancing queen black by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}} *

Poses from the Geisha set by Tutys for Tutys

Elegance

Spring Blossom

Spring Blossom

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~ Marcel Proust

Spring Blossom

Today it was 60 degrees out and yes, you bet I was out on my bike! My cuffs got sprayed with water but I got a new fender thing in back so no stripe up the back! And it was puddle wonderful outside! I am waiting for the blossoms to bloom and Saya Littlething’s kimono for the Fashion Pride event, which is a fundraiser for the AIDS Committee of Toronto, sponsored by RGF Estates, is the closest I could find today. Giela Delpaso’s nails (which I wear here but you can barely see—sorry) are also being sold at this event. I picked up geta half price from Yuri Trice at the Slink West opening. It’s fun to peek in all the different places and see all the items that have been made to go with Slink!

Spring Blossom

The big news is, of course, that Skin Fair is opening in a few days (March 14). I have seen some amazing skins at the preview I attended, and I will be dedicating myself to sharing my favorites with my readers. The first is Sawsan Secretspy’s Yuki skin, which is one of two she is offering as an exclusive at Skin Fair. Sawsan includes 5 beautiful makeups and a natural skin with appliers and a butt applier and offers the skin in Tan, Bronze and Dark Tan. I think you can see how beautifully delicate the skin is, perfect for spring. You will find Sawsan’s store on Sim 1 of the Skin Fair (see below).

Mr. M4ri1yn Magic has made this darling unisexy ponytail for Collabor88. With wisps of hair that curl away from the face, it’s great for RP or just pretty looks like this one. I couldn’t resist using the Monsoon hud with bright color combos to match Saya’s kimono.

Spring Blossom

Merrily, merrily shall I live now,
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.”

~ William Shakespeare

Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~Low hair – (Ladies) with ~Tableau Vivant~ Low Hair HUD – Monsoon by M4ri1yn Magic for Tableau Vivant, available at Collabor88 *

Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Yuki Tan 04 by Sawsan Secretspy for .::WoWSkins::., available at Skin Fair (Sim 1) (opens March 14) *

Eyes: .ID. Bright Eyes / Reg / EarthSpriung Blossom by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Kimono: *::Schoen::* Kimono gown typeII for Fashion Pride by Saya Littlething for Schoen, available at Fashion Pride, opens today! *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Slink – The Fashion Pride Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It, available at Fashion Pride, opens today! *

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Geta: :::LP::: Geta Sandals L [Female] – Cherry by yani Tryce for Le Primitif, available at Slink West

Poses from the Geisha set by Tutys for Tutys

 

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