Hair style is the final tip-off whether or not a woman really knows herself. ~Hubert de Givenchy, Vogue, July 1985
I start with the hair today because it’s the hair that has been all over the feeds and probably will be all over Flickr. What gives this special meaning for me is that the hair is named after a friend. She, like the hair, can be unmanageable, untamed, and quite bold. But she is also beautiful, just like this hair. Vitabela Dubrovna knows Irena well enough to know how she is.
I wanted a skin that was arrestingly beautiful and Hart Larsson’s skin was ideal. With the crisply outlined lips and boldly outlined eyes, this skin can stand up to hair like this and be on equal footing without being brash or crass.
The dress is sleek and classy—a newer offering from Shinichi Mathy. Shinichi is known for making casual fun stuff but has lately branched out to more sophisticated evening wear and this dress is wonderfully textured and rendered. I love the simplicity of the black and white and the almost Asian pattern of dots.
There’s many a [wo]man has more hair than wit. ~ William Shakespeare
Hair: Irena black! by Vitabela Dubrovna for Vita’s Boudoir
Skin: [PXL] Candy SK SE WineLips DEB FR by Hart Larsson for PXL *
Dress: SHIKI-long gown GLAMOROUS by Shinichi Mathy for Shiki *
Nails: *Urbanity* Pretty Hand by Trixi Wuyts for Urbanity
As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to fill out my wardrobe with party dresses and suitable attire. I am not one for the red/green combos or for looking like one of Santa’s elves. I prefer a more sophisticated look.
This dress from Vitabela Dubrovna fit the bill. Based on her real life designs, Vita’s dresses are beautiful, imaginative, and couture. This lovely dress will take me to several parties, both day and night, with its lovely laces and beading on the bodice and full graceful skirt.
I am wearing Random Calliope’s Wish Set with the outfit. It’s very delicate, very ethereal. The glistening and spark of the tiny prims suit the dress perfectly. His is the standard by which all tiny prim work is judged, still. Lorac Farella’s new Life skins in Warm tone are ideal to go with this, adding the elegance I always want.
Finally, we end with shoes, and these shoes are ideal. Silver with diamonds, buckled and stiletto’d, these heels make this dress pretty and perfect. Jada Humby sells a fat pack of these—I would recommend you get the entire set.
Shuffling through my invitations:
Hair: >TRUTH< Grace – burgundy by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *
Skin: Pulse Skin-Life/Tone5 m4 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins *
Dress: Black Lace by Vitabela Dubrovna for Vita’s Boudoir
Jewelry: (WW by RC) Wish Set by Random Calliope for Worthwhile *
Shoes: Jada Humby Couture Stilettos *Marie Clair* SILVER by Jada Humby for Jada Humby Couture