Alexander McQueen once said he wanted people to be afraid of the women he dresses. I thought of him when I put this dress on. McQueen was one of those who brought panniers back into fashion. He also designed cage skirts, though nothing like this one from Datrip Blackbart of Legal Insanity. The panniers do create an imposing silhouette. Add that to the almost gladiator-like design from Blackbart and you have reason to be afraid, to be very afraid. Afraid that if you don’t get down to FASHIONART, the fabulous fair celebrating the fusion of art and fashion that opened this morning, you will miss out.
I am in love with the attention to detail. Look at the tiny bows where the pannier meets the dress, the piping under the bodice and the embellishment along the edge of the center panel. It is all exquisite detail that sets this dress apart. IT comes in several colors and prints include a punk version that I love just as much as this one.
SLink’s Demi boots with their gold toe caps and the criss-cross inset on the calves seem a perfect complementary piece to me.
And the new hair style, NOVA from Truth, seems to have its own panniers, doesn’t it? By the way, that lighthouse is at Aspen Fell, a delightful sim that has many distinct environments, making it an ideal place for shooting pictures. You cannot rez a pose stand, but a pose hud will work just fine.
With such a powerful dress, I wanted a dramatic face, choosing this lovely Meenakshi skin from Jalwa.
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Poses: Ma Vie
Skin: Jalwa – Meenakshi – Salt – Red Brow
Tattoos: Jalwa – Meenakshi Makeup – Ice/Modify Base
Jalwa – Meenakshi Lipstain – Nude
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes Duo Green (med)
Mani/Pedi: SLink Mesh Hands & Feet with FLAIR mani applier
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Nova
Clothing: Legal Insanity – phoebe panier dress leo gold at fashion art
Shoes: Slink Demi Boots M Tan