One of the places I most want to visit is Antarctica. There are lots of reasons, fascination with Scott’s doomed expedition and the heroic self-rescue of Shackleton’s expedition are a major part of it. You can see the Scott expedition versus the Amundsend expedition as the conflict between romanticism and modernity writ small. There’s such great literature of the expeditions – from the harrowing personal narratives of Byrd’s Alone, Cherry-Garrad’s Worst Journey in the World and Shackleton’s South to the wonderful fiction like Antarctic Navigation and the current travel writing and scientific books such as The Crystal Desert. I am certain I have read the vast majority of books about Antarctica – it has such a strong fascination for me. So far, my Antarctic adventures have been solely armchair traveling, but there’s one phenomenon of that frigid continent that can only be seen and experienced in person – the amazing blue ice which is pure ice from pure water. The purer the water, the bluer the ice. I have seen photos and it’s so beautiful it makes your heart hurt. For me, there are few things more beautiful or entrancing.
So when I say that this lovely gown from Sascha’s Designs by Saschi Frangelli makes me think of blue ice, it’s because I think it’s incredibly beautiful. The delicate silver tracery makes it sparkle like the ice in the light – and the intense blue with that lovely tracery is entrancing. I particularly love the three bands on the back to give it visual interest.
Winter nights are chilly – even if you’re not in Antarctica – so I added a lovely white rabbit stole from 3 Star Design. It has wonderful movement and flow.
This particular dress is called Gotcha and was a gift at from Sascha for the recent two year anniversary of MDR Photo Studio. I like the narrow line of the dress and the crystalline sparkles that trace the shape from top to bottom. I also love the rich hues of her dresses. She is always choose bold, intense colors that make her dresses showpieces.
The hairstyle I chose is a simple updo from Truth called Zoe and the jewelry is very classical and elegant – a sapphire and diamond set from Kess Kreations. It like it’s graceful lines and combination of a simple overall shape within which there is a complex pattern of sapphire and diamonds. The balancing of simplicity and complexity makes this a stellar design.
This is one of the more dramatic eye makeups in the Belleza Jesse line with a sparkly blue shadow.
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- Poses: Reel Expression
- Skin: Belleza Jesse Sunkiss 12
- Eyes: PXL Creations Glow Yellow Green R
- Lashes: Lelutka Diva Prim Lashes
- Hair: Truth Zoe
- Nails: Fleur Claret Nails
- Stole: 3 Star Design white rabbit
- Dress: Sascha’s Designs Gotcha (MDR)
- Shoes: ETD d’Orsay Stiletto
- Jewelry: Kess Kreations Teri Sapphire Diamonds Necklace and Earrings