“Men have the sword, women have the fan and the fan is probably as effective a weapon!” —Joseph Addison
When I studied Spanish in High School, one of the really fascinating lessons was an overview of the language of the fan. For example, resting the fan on the right cheek signaled yes and on the left cheek signaled no. Supposedly the message the fan is sending in this pose is “without your love, I want to die.” Oops!
I was over at the fabulous Elephant & SeaDryke Gallery at Patron the other day and decided to explore the sim a bit more. Wandering around, I found Wildchild & Muse, a store that sells some striking furniture, oddments, buildings and clothing. I could not resist picking up a few gowns, including this stunning gown with a bodice inspired by the Japanese obi. It is a beautiful fusion of modern form drawing from historical and cultural inspiration.
I am not sure what waving the fan around so wildly means, probably “Begone wasp!” This picture shows how intriguing the black on black print is. It suggests the baroque, but is quite modern. The shoes are from MiaMai and the gloves are from Baiastice.
I added an equally intriguing combination of modernism and baroque with these earrings from Swallow. They beautifully echo the print in the body of the gown. The Necklace is from Donna Flora. It had white pearls that I selected and edited, tinting them red. Again, the black filigree echoes the fabric as does the pendant.
The updo is from Exile. I like hair that has a bit of lift like this. The skin is from Ugly Duck and can be found at Skin Fair. It has a gentle luminosity that is the hallmark of her work.
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Skin: Ugly Duck – Olive – (Makeup /Dark) @ Skin Fair
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard
Hair: ::Exile:: Part of Me:Ember
Clothing: Wildchild & Muse W&M Nara Gown
W&M Nara Fan
Baiastice_Velvet long gloves-camel-
Shoes: Miamai_Camille High Heels_Black Sequin
Jewelry: Donna Flora Asia Necklace