There are lots of good reasons to enjoy Shiki Designs clothing, but my number one reason is designer Shinichi Mathy’s bold use of prints and uninhibited mixing of patterns. Like Ulli from Project Runway, Shinichi can blend bold colors and patterns flawlessly and isn’t afraid to do so. While this dress has a more subdued color palette, the patterns are bold and work perfectly.
I added stockings from Stiletto Moody and shoes from Baiastice. I love the many straps across the front of these shoes and the delicacy those straps give to the look.The dress, by the way, comes with the option of wearing a sculptie skirt or a combination flexi-sculptie skirt. For walking around, the later works great while the sculptie makes great photos.
Here you can see more closely the bold baroque pattern on the bodice with the large floral pattern of the sleeves and skirt. They are not patterns a person would automatically put together, but they work as well as if they had been made for each other.
The hair is one of the great updos from Mirone. The earrings are from DeLA and I opted for no necklace as it would only distract from the collar and bodice. The lovely makeup is Belleza – whose skin is always lush and elegant.
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- Poses: Reel Expression
- Skin: Belleza Belle Med Smokey Wine
- Eyes: PXL Creations Glow Yellow Green R
- Lashes: Lelutka Diva Prim Lashes
- Hair: Mirone Ceria
- Nails: PXL Creations
- Dress: Shiki Oriental Dream
- Stockings: Stiletto Moody Lucky Seamed Stockings
- Shoes: Baiastice Querelle
- Earrings: DeLa Dianni
I adored Ulli. I need to google her and see what she’s doing now!
If that’s a prim collar, you probably couldn’t wear a necklace anyway, unless it was low down on the undershirt level. I remember something about that with the lovely high-collared suit Paper Couture did about two seasons back.