IFW10 – The Best Laid Plans

International Fashion Week is winding to a close and so are my highlights of some of the lovely designs on offer there. I could not miss out on showing you the lovely Milena dress, an IFW10 exclusive, since MiaMai is a long-time favorite of mine and always produces luxurious and beautiful gowns. The Milena is no different. It has a back that dips into the Tropic of Capricorn and a bodice that dips to the Tropic of Cancer and entire continents of ruffles.  Now as to those best-laid plans….

I wanted to shoot this glamorous green gown among the lush green forest meadows of the Misty Mountains – one of the eight beautiful parks of the Calas Galadhon complex.  I got this first photo shot and crashed. Unfortunately after that, SL threw a wrench in the works and my skin and dress textures kept rebaking and rebaking and rebaking until I gave up. After several rel0gs and cleared caches, I decided to shoot with in the photosphere for the rest of the shots where I could set my draw distance to 24, particles to 0 and set terrain, tree and sky rendering to the lowest setting and get my viewer to behave. Even with that I had some rebaking problems. Sometimes SL just will not be denied.

I wanted to wear gloves with the gown – its formal elegance seems to demand gloves. However, I decided not to choose the more typical white or black gloves and went with these saffron leather gloves from the old Fleur, now 5th & Oxford. Maybe we should gather a posse and sit on Roslin Petion until she releases more colors of her fabulous gloves. They are, hands down, the best on the grid.I also chose one of the most romantic hair styles on the grid, the XFE275 from Boon. Now, why someone names hair this romantic and lovely XFE275, I will never know, but that’s the name. The jewelry is a lovely limited edition set from EarthStones and is no longer on sale. Knowing about gorgeous limited edition releases like this are reason enough to join the EarthStones group – whether the in-world group which qualifies you for special discounts or the subscribo that keeps you in the loop for special items like this.

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

  • Poses: Behavior Body
  • Skin: PXL Creations Candy SK Win
  • Eyes: Poetic Colors Night Forest Medium
  • Lashes: Lelutka Diva Prim Lashes
  • Hair: Boon XFE275
  • Dress: MiaMai Milena IFW10 Exclusive
  • Shoes: Adam n Eve Seductress
  • Gloves: Fleur Safron Gloves (now 5th & Oxford)
  • Jewelry: EarthStones Zahra LE Black Opal/Gold

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