High fashion, elegance and sex appeal are not mutually exclusive. I doubt, though, that they have ever come together with such masterful balance as in this gown from NYU for Relay For Life that hits the sweet spot of avant sexy elegance. To make it even sweeter, it’s packaged with three options. You can wear it with the floral skirt and white top, a floral top and white skirt, or with a white top and skirt. And then to make it even sweeter yet, your purchase supports Relay for Life.
Nina Garcia and Michael Kors have often told Project Runway designers that a low-cut top should never be coupled with revealing skirt and vice versa. Well, clearly that rule was meant to be broken. There’s a few reasons this works, but the most important is that she chose a fabric that does not cling. Just the opposite, in fact, it’s treated with sizing that adds stiffness to the fabric so it hangs away from the body.
Then there is the print – an elegant subtle floral that brings a refined sensibility to the dress. I added shoes are from Leverocci, choosing a simple pump that would complement the dress.
So, I do have to point out that although the dress fit my shape perfectly when I put it on, it did not fit my skin. The inside of the areolae were visible and I tried several skins trying to eliminate the nip slip before I decided to edit my shape just a bit, reducing the cleavage so that everything was safely tucked away.
This elegant updo is from Wasabi Pills for Hair Fair – a fundraiser for Wigs for Kids. There is a hud for the scarf that allows you to color it an an array of colors and combinations, so you can have it a single color to choose two colors as I did. The earrings are from Sigma and the skin is Belleza. All the shots are unedited raw photos from Second Life. I used two projectors to get the two shadows.
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- Poses: Reel Expression
- Skin: -Belleza- Lily V2 Pale 12
- Makeup Tattoos:
- -Belleza- Lily V2 Pale Red Brows Tattoo
- -Belleza- Lily V2 Pale lip 5
- Tuli Lashes / black
- Eyes: Insufferable Dastard Brooding Eyes
- Lashes: Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 02 MaterialGirl
- Nails: Leverocci – Round Nails_1FA_GoldGlitter
- Dress: NYU – RFL 2012 Exclusive, Floral Skirt (Size 4)
- Shoes: Leverocci – Lavender Platform Pumps_Left_Belyi
- Earrings: SIGMA Jewels/ Chantal earring (orange-gold)
- Hair: Wasabi Pills Ichigo