Lush Lace

The fabulous cutwork and needle lace in Ivalde’s Kianne black dress is so intricate and lush that it reminds me of another era when clothing was well-made as a matter of course because people expected it to last. Having gone through a Depression and the war and war rationing, people invested in clothing and bought clothing that would last. The diametric opposite of the majority of clothing sold today with prints that are merely stamped on one side, not woven into the fabric and with narrow surger seams that tack clothing together with cheap plastic thread, ready to come undone in a heart beat. Grandchildren raiding our closets for finds from the past will have slim pickings.  Thankfully, in Second Life contemporary clothing won’t come apart at the seams and vintage clothing continues to reign in unfaded splendor.

I added the crochet tights from !Doux Petit Dahl because the medallions echoed the lace in the dress. I went for the Ash color to complement the belt. The shoes are from SLink nad the bows give it a nice vintage feeling.

the Dark Mouse jewelry is very contemporary but I like it with the dress because the metal medallions are reminiscent of the lace medallions in the skirt and tights and also reflect the same motif as the barette in the hair from Glitter. The skin is from the newly released PXL Creations Grace in Fair.

****STYLE NOTES******
Promotional Copies are denoted by a Bold R
Poses: Long Awkward Pose
Skin: PXL Creations Grace Fair R
Eyes: Poetic Color Night Forest
Lashes: Lelutka Diva Prim Lashes
Nails: PXL Creations
Hair: Glitter OC
Dress: Ivalde Kianne Black Dress
Tights: !Doux Petit Dahl Crochet Tights Ash
Shoes: SLink Paige Peeptoe
Jewelry: Dark Mouse Abstract Extravagance R insitu_init_page_photo_description_div(‘3450849085’);

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