I stopped off at Paradiso, an enchanting sim that closes on May 30th. This is a sim where you can imagine meeting fairies, unicorns and other ethereal creatures. I, however, was very substantial in this lovely halter top from [NV] and skirt from Maitreya.
I love this sim, so very beautiful and romantic. I used the sim’s regional settings for the pictures, however they left my avatar completely in the dark, so I attached a projector to illuminate myself – not a face light, mind you – a projector with a light leak texture to complement the sim’s colors. I spent far too much trying to figure out which direction the projector was pointing before remembering that I had deselected “Render Attached Lights” long ago to avoid being blinded by other people’s face lights. Once I remembered that, it was good to go.
One of the great pleasures of being a fashionista is seeking how creators can take a single inspiration concept and run in a hundred different directions. Take the Fashionart Fair from Glamourist PR – asking creators to find the nexus of art and fashion. And the result – everything from the avant garde to the regal formality and all stops in between. One of those stops is where fashion meets op art – such as this dress by cae.b. Continue reading →
The Elie dress from Sundaara for fashionart – a celebration of the nexus of art and fashion – is as sweet and lovely as a summer cloud.
I just noticed that Akismet has protected us from 1,671,953 spam comments so far since we migrated over here about two years ago. 1,671,953! Imagine that. Such a big number It reminds me of my 7th and 8th grade math teacher, a vicious and physically abusive bully I still hate to this day even though he reserved most of his physical abuse for the boys. Before Christmas vacation, he challenged one of my classmates to write out from one to a million in long hand – telling him if he completed it by the end of the school year, he would pay him $1000. Of course, Phillip had no concept of how much a million really was, so he tried. He wrote out the numbers day in and day out for months, neglecting his homework, not paying attention in class, getting in trouble at home and on the wrestling team and generally making a mess of his 7th grade year. All seeking that $1000 and realizing far too late and after far too much damage to his school year that he would never make it. A million is a vast sum in human terms and we all certainly learned that lesson quite thoroughly though at the cost of a classmate’s education and reputation. Continue reading →
What color is fire? It’s not just orange, it’s also red, black, yellow, blue, purple and even green. That is if you watch it and really look at the colors leap and flicker and shift as it gets more or less oxygen and rises hotter or burns lower. I know this dress from Snowpaws is awash in florals, but it reminds me of fire – perhaps flowers on fire.
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. Continue reading →
With all the colors in the universe, you would think we would have more than three collective nouns for colors. But rainbow, spectrum and palette are what we have. Kind of a dull set of collective nouns considering the collective noun for crows is murder. Savoir Faire released a murder of crows for Pose Fair that ended last weekend. The poses are on sale at the store now and are still murderously good fun.
On May 9th, FASHIONART will open up to the public and I think you will enjoy the creative exploration of fashion meeting art. Is fashion art? Nina Garcia said it is not. I think she’s wrong. I think after you go to FASHIONART, you will probably think she is wrong, too. Let’s wait and see.
FASHIONART opens on May 9th and one of the fabulous dresses is this Impressionism Dress. It comes in several colors, but my favorite was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s fabulous Starry Night. Of course that made me think of the incomparable Don McLean’s song, Vincent.
Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and gray
Look out on a summer’s day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land
The HopScotch on the wind pose set with the flowing scarves (sheer or opaque) are one of my favorite finds at Pose Fair. Best of all, they are modifiable, so i can edit the color and transparency.
Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they’ll listen now
The Impressionism dress has a sheer waterfall skirt over an opaque skirt. The sheer print over the opaque solid works well with every print and color used in the several creations.