Devil’s in the Details

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe preferred to say “God is in the details,” but I like the the old saw that the devil’s in the details. It applies perfectly to this look.

The Devil's in the Details

Christel Morane attends to many details in making up this look—puff sleeves, arm warmers, dangling suspenders held on by roses, a great tartan side skirt and pony boots held up with garters. She has the silhouette nailed down (which is what attracted me to the look) with the big rounded girly shoulders on an outfit that says “trust” and the kickass poofed-out skirt and lean boots. The whole look, and many of her ensembles, have a sort of eclecticism and shape that is incredibly appealing.

However, the devil’s in the details. In this case, her system top is messy at the edges, the textures are flat (using flat black makes it easy to get away with this), and biggest issue for me—the lace prim is not transparent on the edges that need it. (This is a real newbie mistake—get a transparent texture on those edges and open that alpha up to .99 horizontally and vertically to avoid ghosting.) This is the only outfit I purchased from Delirium; perhaps it’s older or an anomaly, but I would suggest she go back and clean it up. Christel clearly has a great vision for fashion—these ensembles are just brimming with creativity; it’s a bummer they are marred by the details.

The Devil's in the Details

I loved this look so much I went to find a skin that would match it, which took me to Kira Paderborn’s store. Kira has been making skins that are hand drawn using bits and pieces of photosourcing (like her sisters’ faces, she told me), templates for placement and her own hand artistry. For people wanting a very highly detailed naked body, these might not be there yet, but for a beautiful face, Kira has it nailed down. She offers a wide variety of looks for many tastes. I loved this fantasy skin with its slashes of color.

The Devil's in the Details

Success is the sum of details. ~ Harvey S. Firestone

Hair: +BM+ H055 Black by Opera Qunhua for Black Maria

Skin: Style by Kira – Kate Skin Fantasy 01E – CE by Kira Paderborn for Style by Kira *

Outfit (with boots): Delirium Style – Love Game by Christel Morane for Delirium

10 Reasons to Come to Fashion for Life: Reasons 5 and 6

5. ZOMG the GACHAS! Every item priced 10-100L! Skins, dresses, shoes, accessories! How can you beat that?!

Reason 5

I got all this stuff on the FFL sims. Every stinkin’ thing—the dollies from Beaumont Ryba, the deliciously sexy cheongsam from Azriel Demain, the amazing skin from Kira Paderborn, the gorgeous eyes from Lano Ling, my favorite little kitten heels from Vlinder Reitveld.

Every designer who participated HAD to provide at least 6 items and ALL proceeds from the gacha items go directly to the American Cancer Society. Also, all the gacha items are TRANSFERABLE, so if you get doubles, hand them off to your friends or alts. Better, yet shop and create your own stash of FFL exclusives to trade or give to friends on rez days, birthdays, and at the holidays. It’s win-win in a billion ways. (Get a full listing of gachas here.)

And remember Fashion for Life is win-win, contributing money to the American Cancer Society for cancer research. Many cancers are environmentally caused and are preventable, detectable and treatable. ACS provides education for prevention and detection with their international affiliates, heading off the disaster of cancer every day.

Reason 5

Come to the gacha. Find out why one blogger IM’d us to ask us to eject her because she was “stuck” at the gachas buying. All at Fashion for Life, going on NOW through March 22.

  • Hair: ***FFL Exclusive*** [e] Hye – Black 04 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: **FFL Gacha** Style by Kira – Willow Skin – Gatcha3 by Kira Paderborn for Style by Kira, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Eyes: **FFL Gacha** poetic colors – fashion for life – october wind (m) bright by Lano Ling for Poetic Colors, FFL Store Sponsor on the Shulman sim
  • Dress:  **FFL Gacha** FallnCheongsamDressPurple by Azriel Demain by Azriel Demain for FallnAngel Creations, Sim Sponsor of the Mapplethorpe sim at Fashion for Life
  • Dollies: **FFL Gacha** LittleGirl Pets 003 – Doll (Type E-5) – Vampire C and LittleGirl Pets 003 – Doll (Type BY)-White and LittleGirl Pets 003 – Doll (Type AE) – Korea by Beaumont Ryba for LittleGirl, FFL Store Sponsor on the Mapplethorpe sim
  • Shoes:  **FFL Gacha** Vlintuition Velvet Bag – Chinese Brocade Heels Lilac Blossom by Vlinder Reitveld for Vlintuition, FFL Store Sponsor on the Mapplethorpe sim

(And yes, I bought all the gacha items myself! And doubles! And entire sets. I HAD to have those Vlintuition shoes in every color!)

 

 

6. Pure dead-on sex appeal.

Reason 6

Pair this skin from Kira Paderborn with eyes from Ikon Innovia with silks from the goddess of silks, Solange Cerveau, with feet from Claire Messenger and you have a grand slam look that will knock the socks off your lover (or Master).

These designers know that supporting the American Cancer Society supports life, supports a quality of life for cancer patients and survivors, through difficult news and treatments, through the many uncertainties of encountering cancer.

Reason 6

Make yourself sexy at Fashion for Life—only open until March 22!

  • Hair: ***FFL Exclusive*** Amacci – Hair Sharon – Black Coal Tipped Blond by Carina Larsen for Amacci, FFL Store Sponsor on the Mapplethorpe sim
  • Skin: **FFL Gacha** Style by Kira – Willow Skin – Gatcha1by Kira Paderborn for Style by Kira, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Silks: ***FFL Exclusive*** *Solange!* Gypsy Harem Silk – BLUE (FFL 2011) by Solange Cerveau for Solange, FFL Store Sponsor on the Arbus sim
  • Feet: ***FFL Exclusive*** N-core FEET by Claire Messenger for N-Core, FFL Store Sponsor on the Helmut Newton sim

Evie’s Closet at Fashion for Life

Evangeline Miles talent and skills soar in SL with the creation of her beautiful fantasy and evening wear. With gossamer materials floating about the avatar in an etherial dream, her dresses take you past evening wear to fantasy.

Evie's Closet at Fashion for Life

With her delicate textures and expert prim use, both flexi and sculpty, Evangeline raises the standard for fantasy wear in SL. Using bright and pale colors both, Evangeline lends a richness and depth to each item she makes. The woman who wears Evangeline’s work feels beautiful and royal but not like an overdone princess.

Evie's Closet at Fashion for Life

Evangeline decided to be a sim sponsor for Fashion for Life because she knew positively that 100% of the funds received for her donation were going directly to the American Cancer Society through no intermediary. She was delighted by the sims, especially Arbus, designed and built by Dream Resistance. She was also thrilled to find the sims were graphically low lag and fun to walk around.

Evie's Closet at Fashion for Life

With her beautiful vision and artistry, Evangeline’s work has contributed greatly to Fashion for Life.

Evie's Closet at Fashion for Life

Come share in the fantasy at Fashion for Life, going on NOW through March 22.

Photo 1:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * BREATH 2 * /black by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Skin: : HS : Reverie : Like the Angel (beautymarks/c) by Amesha Jewell for Heartsick Skins, FFL Store Sponsor, FFL Store Sponsor on the Mapplethorpe sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Egyptian Blue (M) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Dress: **FFL Exclusive** *Evie’s Closet* Coppelia Gown – (Blush) RFL 2011 by Evangeline Miles for Evie’s Closet, Sim Sponsor of the Arbus sim at Fashion for Life

Photo 2:

  • Hair: [e] Alright – Black 04 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: Shapes by Kira – Tomoko Skin 01C Tone A by Kira Paderborn for Style by Kira, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Steel Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Dress: **FFL Exclusive** *Evie’s Closet* Milli Gown – Coconut Ice (RFL 2011) by Evangeline Miles for Evie’s Closet, Sim Sponsor of the Arbus sim at Fashion for Life
  • Earrings and Bracelet: **FFL Exclusive** [K~*~S] Lilly – Bracelet (FFL) and [K~*~S] Lilly – Earrings (FFL) by Kouse Singh for Kouse’s Sanctum, FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim

Photo 3:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ISABELLE * /darkbrown by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Skin: LaVie Enya Emerald Forrest normal by Pompeja Rossini for LaVie, FFL Store Sponsor on the Ansel Adams sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Brown (M) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Dress: **FFL Exclusive** *Evie’s Closet* Amarie’s Bower – RFL 2011 by Evangeline Miles for Evie’s Closet, Sim Sponsor of the Arbus sim at Fashion for Life
  • Shoes:  Zaara : Ilaida Mojri *mocha* by Zaara Kohime for {Zaara}, FFL Store Sponsor on the Mapplethorpe sim

Photo 4:

  • Hair: [e] Details – Brown 04 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: **FFL Exclusive** LaVie  Hope Autumn Glory Normal #5 cleavage by Pompeja Rossini for LaVie, FFL Store Sponsor on the Ansel Adams sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Dark Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Hairpiece: **FFL Exclusive** *EC* Secret Garden Wreath (Double) by Evangeline Miles for Evie’s Closet, Sim Sponsor of the Arbus sim at Fashion for Life