Antarctic Dreams

Who is going to a traditional Black & White ball for New Year’s Eve?  It seems like nearly all the women dress in white – a nod to the season’s frosty weather. Many of the dresses have snowflakes and crystals to accentuate the seasonal motif. This year, though, you can have the snowflakes and stand out from the crowd in this black snowflake dress from Sascha’s Designs called Antarctica.

And if the realist in you rears up and asks, “Black Snow? What are you thinking?” let me assure you there is such a thing. Black snow happen when blizzards blow away the snowcover in the Red River Valley and start mixing the topsoil with the snow. These  snow and topsoil mixture is deposited when the winds clear the Valley and run into the trees in the Minnesota Northwoods. You get the same smooth deposits of solid snow, but they are black, not white. This is not the same as snirt which really is just dirty snow.

This gown comes with several skirt options, including the option of wearing or not wearing the sheer overskirt of snowflakes on netting. Whether a full skirt like this or a narrower skirt, Sascha provides an overskirt for both silhouettes. She also provides a sliightly shorter full skirt  which would have shown off my Adam N Eve Babii pumps much better.

I decided to go all out on the jewelry with the Fai Rodis Winter Crystals collection.  This dress, I thought, deserved some real ice. The mask is from Illusions.

The makeup is from Cupcakes Holiday Collection of makeups for their Celebrity lines that was just dropped on me yesterday. This is the silver makeup in honey.

****STYLE NOTES******
Promotional Copies are denoted by a Bold R

  • Poses: STriking Poses
  • Skin: Cupcakes Celebrity Honey Christmas Silver R
  • Eyes: Poetic Color Eyes Sunny Glade
  • Lashes: CyberNetic
  • Nails: Symphony Skins
  • Hair: House of Heart Calypso  R
  • Dress: Sascha’s Designs Antartica Black  R
  • Shoes: Adam N Eve Babii Pumps
  • Jewelry: Fai Rodis Winter Crystal
  • Mask: Illusions Mystic Mask Air/Silver

4 thoughts on “Antarctic Dreams

  1. Sasha Kormann

    Gorgeous, Cajsa!
    We both love the black one of Antartica by Sascha.
    I am curious and hope you don’t mind if I ask:
    do you like this gown after reading my article posted in iheartsl?
    If so, I will be so excited that I bring some nice things to you such gorgeous fashionista!

  2. Harper

    Real ice, indeed. When I saw the first picture with the title, I thought that was what you would be focusing on. I don’t remember seeing heavier jewelry yet on the Grid, aside from that necklace of tumbled stones Paper Couture released this season (and which looks fabulous). That doesn’t match the glitter of these rocks, though!

    As for the gown, that is lovely as well, and almost makes me change my mind about lace bodices. (I wish I knew why I don’t like lace; it’s just a thing, I guess.) The overskirt is especially nice.

  3. Cajsa Lilliehook Post author

    Thanks Sasha, I did read your post and liked it. The dress, however, was sent to me as a promotional item from Sascha, the designer, to try out. I liked it enough and though with the different jewelry, our posts would be different enough to still be interesting.

    and Thanks, Harper. I do love this huge jewelry. I can’t picture wearing a ring this size in RL, I think my hand would hurt after awhile, but I really love the look here.

  4. Harper

    How about those earrings? I bet those suckers in RL would be stretching a woman’s lobes if worn more often than once a month or so (grin).

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