I am not the Queen of Everything, not even the Princess of Quite-A-Lot, but if I were, I might wear this gown – at least in the winter when it is cold. It might be a bit much on a hot, humid August afternoon. Do you ever wonder if those long ago aristocrats would feel twinges of envy for the peasants during the dog days of August, feeling every one of their layers of clothing and corsets and lacings?
Thankfully, avatars are immune to humidity which is a good thing. That immunity allowed me to wear this stunning and regal gown from The Annex for We <3 Role-play, the monthly event that brings together the fashion and role-play communities. I do not role-play in Second Life, but I am not immune to the temptation to dress up as though ready to send forth my navy to conquer the world. I wore this with Slink Physique and the neckline was perfectly suited to the Physique alpha layers.
I wanted queenly jewels and a headdress to wear with this dress. My crown is completely anachronistic, but I am not role-playing, I am styling with elements that appeal aesthetically, not replicate historically. This headdress from Machoire is just everything I could have wanted, massive, aggressive and imperialistic. It is also accompanied by a hud allowing changes in the metal, the stones and the giant pearl that is its centerpiece. The Truth Celeste hair was designed to be worn with a band, but it came with a “no band” option that makes it perfect for wearing with a hat or headress.
Kunglers necklace and ring are great accompaniments and the Adam & Eve Gina skin has a very regal appearance. The lips and shadows are also from Adam & Eve. The nails are from La Boheme which has many very ornate and rich nail sets.
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HUDS: AnyPose Expression HUD
Skin: Adam & Eve Gina Tone A
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – L – Elegant1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – R – Elegant1
Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Appliers: La Boheme Nails
Adam & Eve Gina Tone A Physique, Head, Eyes and Lip Appliers
Eyes: Aphotic Gloom – Aquilius Eyes (Apple)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Celeste [No Band]
Clothing: The Annex – Regina Gown – Gold @ We Headdress: Machoire – Taig Hat Reptile
Jewelry: (Kunglers Extra) Livia – Copper ring
(Kunglers Extra) Walhalla necklace – Copper