Party Perfect

I went to Codebastard Redgrave’s surprise party last night for her second Rez Day and had a great time. The DJ, Madama Maracas, was new to me and I thought she was fabulous. She did an amazing job of incorporating a wide variety of music and finding some outstanding songs to suit the occasion – frequently inserting a song that slyly commented on or reflected the somewhat ribald and risque chat in the room. I had a great time…and part of that great time was enhanced by planning ahead and choosing a party perfect dress like this one from Baiastice. You see, I knew that anyone as well-loved as Codie would not have only 15 to 20 people at her party, that there would be a crowd that would stretch our computers to the max…so I wanted to dress for a party while keeping my ARC down.

How can it be party perfect? Well, let me explain. First, the dress has a system skirt and the decorative prim pieces don’t add lots to the Avatar Rendering Cost. In fact, the neck scarf eliminated the need for a higher ARC necklace. Frequently prim skirts stretch and look quite silly while dancing, but the prim piece on the waist obscures any strange texture stretching so you can dance your heart out without looking like your dress is made of bubble gum. Having a great dress for dancing and having relatively low ARC is a delicate balancing act and this dress pulls it off perfectly.

Other steps to keep the ARC lower were choosing the ETD hairstyle Vivian and the Adam n Eve Babii pumps. There’s not one whit of style sacrifice in these choices. They are luscious shoes and the hair is as elegant as can be. Still, they keep the ARC lower which is a boon when you are going to a party for one of the most beloved SL residents and know there will be lots of people there. My total ARC for this look, including my dance hud was 588.

The garnet earrings add a lovely touch. From Dark Mouse, they also come with a matching necklace that I did not wear as it would have been obscured by the scarf.

The Curio makeup is called Brazen. Could there be a more perfect name?

****STYLE NOTES******
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  • Poses: Reel Expression
  • Skin: GP Classic Brazen
  • Eyes: Poetic Color Eyes Sunny Glade
  • Lashes: CyberNetic
  • Hair: ETD Vivian
  • Dress: Baiastice Red Roses in Satin
  • Shoes: Adam N Eve Babii Pumps
  • Earrings: Dark Mouse Points of Light Earrings R
  • Avatar Rendering Cost: 588

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