Ah! The hourglass waist! The fashionable ideal for centuries, it has never been more fully or literally achieved than in the Clessidra gown released by Squinternet Larnia, the genius behind Donna Flora. There are many joys in shopping at Donna Flora where dresses, suits and jewelry are created with such a range of style and imagination unrivaled in Second Life. Even among the exuberant cornucopia of offerings, Clessidra stands out as uniquely imaginative. With its whimsically eccentric styling, it seems to give a nod to Steampunk influences with its clockwork adornment and jewelry.
I had to rush over to the Spencer Art Museum and shoot this among the Flux of assembling and disassembling mechanical parts that occasionally gave me shove and a nudge. I could not resist trying out several Windlight settings after reading a blog post discouraging bloggers from using Windlight, insisting that facelights were preferable for shooting photos. Folks have every right to give advice – even bad advice. Yes, facelights are intrusive on other people’s enjoyment and experience. However, we can turn off attached lights and those annoying lights won’t render for us. There’s no need to get mad at facelight wearers, we can just ignore their lights. Anyway, if turning off Windlight and running around with a beacon makes people happy, it doesn’t harm me. Even lousy photo-shooting advice is harmless, but I do think it’s disagreeable and unnecessary to suggest that people using Windlight are ugly, take lousy photos and can’t get a date. I mean, if you’re going to write a long essay full of bad advice, at the very least you might try to be polite about it. Okay, my mini-rant is over. Here’s my response, shooting my avatar in a range of Windlight settings and feeling very happy with the results.
With the dress, I chose shoes from Shiny Things, choosing brown to coordinate with the hourglass wood framing.
The hair is the popular XFE275 style from Boon and the skin is my new favorite Kasumi from PXL Creations.
- Poses: Reel Expressions
- Skin: PXL Creations Kasumi
- Eyes: Blue SkyLashes: Lelutka
- Hair: Boon XFE275
- Dress: Donna Flora Clessidra
- Shoes: Shiny Things Delphine
- Jewelry: Donna Flora Clessidra (set with dress)
- Location: Spencer Art Museum