I seldom shop on Marketplace. There’s several reasons for this. First, let’s just admit that Marketplace search is close to worthless thanks to the proliferation of deceptive sellers who pad their listings and keywords with fraudulent and deceptive descriptions in order to show up in more search results. They go on my list of stores I will never buy anything from because I am not going to reward liars. I also prefer to buy directly from the in-world store to support the existence of stores and sims. I am sad to see more and more stores opt to sell only on Marketplace, saving the cost of tier. I don’t blame them, but it makes our world smaller and less colorful as more stores decide to close their in-world doors. Of course, the main reason is the enjoyment of shopping with friends. Marketplace shopping is a solitary experience while in-world shopping is social. You can run into people you have not seen in ages, meet new people and experience much more of the social part of Second Life than you can on Marketplace.
However, I do browse Marketplace sometimes, looking for new stores. More specifically, looking for new-to-me stores. I was browsing the other day and came across new-to-me Paisley Daisy where I picked up this fabulous sheer mesh dress. Sheer mesh is going to require a bit of shape editing since it comes without an alpha. Well, technically, the creator Joeylin did provide a mesh, but it would look silly to wear it. I had to edit just a bit around the waist and upper thighs, but once that was done, the dress fit fabulously. Of course, with a sheer gown there’s the issue of lingerie, but I long ago made some very basic system lingerie that I could tint to my skin color to wear with clothing that reveals more than I want it to.
You can get an idea of how sheer the dress is with this picture. The print preserves modesty though. The end result is a light, airy dress that is sophisticated and chic. The shoes are a recent MiaMai release called Celine and with their classic shape and semi-casual wedge, they seemed perfect for this dress.
I am wearing a gorgeous and romantic necklace and earrings from Donna Flora that captures the romanticism of the dress perfectly. The hair is part of the Belle hairstyle from Lelutka. It can also be worn with an optional pony that goes over the left shoulder. It’s part of a series of fairy tale hair styles inspired by Disney heroines. The headband changes with a simple touch to coordinate with many outfits.
The skin is from Glam Affair, Aida Ewing’s most recent release called Amberly. I added the body and face freckle tattoos.
Store info at Blogging Second Life
Skin: Glam Affair – Amberly – Europa 09 Red
Makeup Tattoos: Glam Affair – Freckles A ( 01 )
Glam Affair – Body freckles 2 ( A )
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard
Mani/Pedi: Hand size 20(L) NAIL/Female[MANDALA] SHORT
Hair: [LeLutka]-BELLE hair – Rita
Clothing: Paisley Daisy Mesh heartsnflowers semi-sheer Dress M (joeylin)
Shoes: Miamai Celine_LeatherPistachio_
Jewelry: Donna Flora PARADISE coral jade