Second Life has Black Swan events, but so does real life. Sadly, there’s no dancing, but there can be excitement. If you like history and philosophy, it’s an interesting idea. The name comes from the age-old assumption that all swans are white. All it took was one black bird (and allegedly a homely one at that) to disprove centuries of knowledge. In essence, the idea of a black swan event is that it points out how fragile our system of assumptions and knowledge are – sitting there waiting for some unpredictable black swan event to toss them in the air. What does this have to do with this dress? Well, I guess it’s the way the designer took our assumptions of the “black swan” and tossed them in the air to come up with a dress that breathes fire.
I feel like I am wearing a volcano, the molten lava glows bright and hot beneath the striated black fabric. The jostle of movement when you walk makes the lava flow. Someone get me a glass of water.
Now, seriously, hasn’t your concept of “black swan” just been tossed in a shaker and mixed up everywhich way? I guess that is the magic of the Black Swan event in Second life and how it intersects, however peacably, with the Black swan event in Real Life.
Photography by Cajsa Lilliehook MDR Photo Studio
Skin: Tuli Black Swan
Eyes: IC-Eyes Soulful Hazel
Lashes: CN L4B1
Hair: Truth Gillian
Dress: Clio Embrace Darkness Gown
Boots: Ac Creations Rosette Fire
Swan Star Jewelry Red by Nebulosus Severine