Femme Vitale

This is such a lovely, spring-like dress and today is sunny and bright after weeks of rain and snow and ick, that I could not resist pulling it out. A lovely vintage gown from the duchess of vintage, Neferia Abel of Ivalde, this has a lovely satin floral print with sheer tulle on the bodice.

But it’s also a dress with surprises – including this flamenco reminiscent skirt. The Shiny Things shoes have enough of a vintage styling with their rounded toes and stack heels to suit the dress perfectly.

Not vintage at all, but delightfully suited to the dress, is the lovely Swallowtail necklace. This was a freebie birthday gift for Juicy sim’s one year birthday. The earrings are the pink tourmaline set from Paper Couture.

I chose the Belleza Belle makeup because I love the look. I know this is modern makeup without any of the vintage stylized shapes, but  the key to wearing vintage is to wear it, not let it wear you. To let it be fashion, not a costume, a few non-vintage elements will give it contemporary accents.  If every element of your styling is vintage from hair, to makeup, jewelry, clothes and shoes…then you will be perfectly in sync with the outfit and ready for a costume party.

****STYLE NOTES******

  • Poses: Persona
  • Skin: Belleza Belle Cotton Candy & Win R
  • Eyes: IC-Eyes Soulful Hazel
  • Lashes: CyberNetic
  • Nails: Reale
  • Hair: Laqroki Cutie
  • Dress: Ivalde Gertie Rose Dress
  • Shoes: Shiny Things Belles
  • Necklace: Swallowtail Juicy Birthday Gift
  • Earrings: Paper Couture Tourmaline earrings

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