Applonia Criss of Chantkare has given us a floaty dream of a dress that had me popping over to the Musei di Roma Capitale where there’s this marvelous new exhibition with a hallway all aglow with shifting gold lights and marble columns. With a dress so elegant yet effervescent, I wanted a setting that seemed to have that same brilliant combination.
I added shoes from Kalnin’s – a new release that lets you choose the colors of the soles and heel, the straps and the vamp. I went for a two-tone gold and beige to coordinate with the dress. You can see the sheer gossamer quality of the overskirt that floats so lightly.
Chantkare is known for bold colors and prints and this is rather subdued for her line, but her love of print and her skill is evident in the contrasting circles and stripes prints of the bodice and skirt that work so flawlessly together. The jewelry is from Mood, a favorite from the Jewelry Fair back in August.
I know I have worn this Colette hair style from Exile several times recently. I love it and will likely wear it some more. The skin is a favorite from Vintage Fair and comes from Heartsick Skins. I love the fresh-faced, but very adult look of this skin.
- Poses: Behavior Body Gown Poses
- Skin: HeartSick HS : Vintage : Aura : Hepburn (C / DB) (Vintage Fair)
- Eyes: Poetic Colors
- Lashes: [LeLutka]-2011 lashes/curl/touch me
- Hair: ::Exile:: Colette:Roots-Persimmon
- Dress: CHANTKARE CREME BRULEE DRESS
- Shoes: Kalnins Footwear – Audrey
- Jewelry: ::MOOD:: Egiziano Dea Set
- Location: Musei di Roma Capitale
Gorgeous skin. I’m loving that. I wonder if I have that one….
I have always loved Kalnin shoes, but I was completely turned off by the fact that they recently changed their pricing. What used to cost 799L for all colors now costs 1475 and to add insult to injury I have to PAY for a demo! I unsubscribed from their group and won’t be a customer there anymore. Greed is ugly!
I am a creator myself so this is not just a cheap customer talking.
They have completely redesigned their hud, giving you the easiest skin-coloring hud you can imagine. I imagine that took a substantial investment of time. I am of the opinion that designers should charge what the market will bear – because I want them to be able to make enough money at their work to feel inspired and encouraged to do more and create more. I am thrilled that some designers can make a good living in Second Life and that a few even do very, very well. For any store, there’s a balance between selling more of an item at a lower cost or selling fewer at a higher cost. Some find they make more by selling more for less, but others do better the other way. The right price is what works for them. There are more expensive shoes than these on the grid and there are less expensive ones, too. People have to make their own decisions – but there’s nothing immoral with charging as much people are willing to pay. The higher prices may lose them a few customers, but probably not as many as will be more than covered by the higher price.
Paying for demos – I am with you on that, but the practice is spreading more and more. I don’t know why. I am not going to boycott every store that charges for demos, there are too many who make what I like.