The Future Is Now & Then

Those physicists who employ the chronology protection conjecture to assert that one cannot travel in time have never been in Second Life where one can travel from Stonehenge to Ancient Greece to newly imagined cyber-futures in mere seconds. That such travel is restricted to the digital world at the moment is merely a factor of our technological limitations, but our imagination has no such limitation. Imagination was set free for the Rezzable® event @ Greenies Home. Called The Future Is Now, it features the fashion imagination of some of Second Life’s most well known and most experimental designers.

Event organizer Winter Jefferson gifted me with one of the lovely gowns from the collection by a designer who foresees a future that still has time and space for romance and frills. From Bliss Couture, the futuristic Xennah gown is an exuberant homage to romantic finery which inspired me to do some time traveling back to the ancient ruins of Stonehenge on the CAM1 sim.

The gown consists of a body-hugging white bodice and system skirt of knit and crochet lace squares on the diagonal. The skirt is made of an explosion of pleats and folds with a silvery white membrane like texture.

That abandon in the skirt is echoed in the sleeves and the hood.  The dress is further embellished with an almost baroque lace upright back collar. This is a luxurious gown that would have send Marie Antoinette into a swoon. I added gloves from 5th & Oxford to accentuate the formality of the gown.

The regal beauty of the gown had me reaching for jewelry fit for an empress – the Vintage Pearl Rose set from Dark Mouse. Invisible, but no less ideally suited, the Baistice crystal shoes maintain that imperial grandeur.

Traveling from the cyberfuture space station to ancient celtic ruins, I wanted my makeup to feel out of time, so I chose the Mummers makeup from Tres Blah’s extraordinary Hiccup skin for the Designers United event.

****STYLE NOTES******
Promotional Copies are denoted by a Bold R

  • Poses: Long Awkward Pose
  • Skin: Tres Blah Hiccup Mummer
  • Eyes: Poetic Colors Night Forest Medium
  • Bliss Couture Xennah Gone (2010 The Future Is Now) R
  • Shoes: Baiastice Crystal White
  • Gloves: 5th & Oxford White R
  • Jewelry: Dark Mouse Vintage Pearl Rose Set R

10 thoughts on “The Future Is Now & Then

  1. Winter

    I can’t believe where you went with this; and I love it. Caj, you look amazing, the pics are stunning and the whole concept surreal.


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