I do love a full, wide, pouffy skirt with layers of petticoats. It can have its disadvantages. I was wearing several layers of petticoats under a skirt at a barn dance once. I was sitting out a butterfly on some hay bales one night and a mouse ran across the hay and up the skirt, between the layers of petticoats. What with the netting being very nice for the mouse to grasp and the many layers to try to shake him out of, I must have spent 10 minutes jumping up and down on a hay bale trying to shake him loose.
Of course, no mouse would dare come within striking distance of these spiked heels from Glamistry. They might be too dangerous for the speed of barn-dancing. Imagine stepping on someone’s toe. Fortunately, in Second Life® we do not have such banal concerns and I can wear my lethal weapon shoes without a care.
I began this outfit with the gorgeous Carrie skirt with the Black Rose print. It comes in several other prints, including beautifully feminine florals. However, I fell in love with the geometry of this print the minute I saw it. It is visually striking and makes such a powerful statement. I can imagine is with a massive shoulder piece of feathers for some gala, but for a walk on the beautiful streets of Venice, something less formal and avant garde seemed in order.
I put on a black brocade lace bodysuit from Sn@tch using the appliers for Slink’s body and added a casual knit shrug from Fishy Strawberry. Shrugs are such a useful addition to SL wardrobes because they are short enough they usually do not conflict with skirts and pants. Because it is having open naturally, even though it is rigged, there will be occasional intersections. However the occasional intersection is worth it for the natural look. We all know that unbuttoned sweaters and jackets tend to open and hang to the outside of the breasts, not over them, if they are unstructured. Verisimilitude.
Truth released Gilda, a fun retro style with a lovely detachable bow at The Arcade. A few pieces of jewelry from LaGyo that combine traditional and modern elements round out the outfit. The skin is Glam Affair’s America with the Karin applier for the Karin Lelutka mesh head. I wanted the traditional cat eye makeup to provide some retro element.
I did not want a vintage costume, so I made a point to combine modern and retro elements. I think it worked out well and I think Venice was a wonderful place to wander around flashing my petticoats.
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Poses: Behavior Body Gown Poses
HUDS: AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
PoseAnywhere HUD 2.0
Slink Ankle Lock – Free at Slink Main Store
Skin: Glam Affair America
Mesh Attachments: Lelutka Karin Mesh Head
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Left V2.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Right V2.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – L – Elegant1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – R – Elegant1
Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.3.1
Appliers: Flair – Nails HUD Slink A/E – set 236
Glam Affair Karin America applier
Sn@tch Diva Lace Bodysuit –
Eyes: Aphotic Gloom – Aquilius Eyes (Apple)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Gilda @ The Arcade
TRUTH HAIR Rosary Bow 2 The Arcade [White] [Add Attach]
Clothing: *Fishy Strawberry* July Shrug S – White
The Annex – Carrie Skirt – Black Rose – S
Shoes: Glamistry : PARRASANA Heels
Jewelry: LaGyo_Mackenzie earrings Silver
LaGyo_Vintage pearls necklace
Location: Venice at Prada Sim