Sometimes I am curious how designers choose the names of their outfits. A lot of designers give their dresses names of women and I sometimes wonder why a blue shirt dress is a Helen instead of say, an Eleanor. What makes a Lisa or a Maria dress? I am always happy, then, when I see a dress and the genesis of the name is clear. For example, this dress from Snowpaws for The Style Icon is called Soufflé and it’s obvious the puffs of fabric that rise up around the waist are the inspiration, though I doubt this skirt will fall if you slam the oven door.
The fabric pattern is a fascinating blend of new and old with a kaleidoscoping fractal that is reminiscent of old-fashioned floral prints.
[11:07] Bailey Willenov: Caj, your dress reminds me of one of my grandmothers lamp shades. It’s awesome!
[11:07] Bailey Willenov: I want to put a lightbulb up there now
[11:07] Cajsa: lol
[11:07] Wiseblood Wisent: this just got awkward….
[11:07] Bailey Willenov: I am Princess Awkward, kneel before me
[11:07] Galdor Willenov: lol
[11:08] Galdor Willenov: i was trying not to say it ^^
[11:08] Bailey Willenov: lol
[11:08] Bailey Willenov: it’s not a secret
[11:08] Bailey Willenov: I am just a step below Queen Inappropriate
But of course, grandmother’s lamp shade did not have a fractal pattern.
Another thing I love about this dress is that it is sheer on the bottom half of the skirt, but not the top – a nice bit of subtlety.
I finished off my look with gorgeous jewelry from Kunglers – also not from Grandma’s house and a lovely undo from Truth as well as the gorgeous Faith skin from PXL Creations. My shoes are from Ingenue.
Photography by Cajsa Lilliehook
for It’s Only Fashion
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Skin: [PXL] FAITH NAT NE MEB C1
Tattoos: [PXL] FAITH NAT Winged Eyes
[PXL] FAITH NAT Bronze Lips
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes Duo Green (med)
Mani/Pedi: SLink Mesh Hands & Feet with FLAIR mani applier
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Snow
Clothing: Snowpaws Souffle – Terra at The Style Icon
Shoes: Ingenue :: Claire Heels (Slink Feet Add-On) :: Citron
Jewelry: (Kunglers Extra) Nightbloom