Aging Well


I was so intrigued by the notecard announcing the newest skin release from Baiastice. A mature skin? I had hopes that, coming from Baiastice, it would be an elegant and fashionable mature skin, unlike the majority of aged skins that are mere caricatures. They have their place and have been inspiration for some brilliant parodies, but a healthy attitude toward aging should have room for the elegance of aging well as well as the comedic parodies of aging. Happily, the skin did not disappoint. It was, for me, significant in being named Sophie, so very close to my mother’s name. People often remarked on her elegance and she was elegant, despite being a pocket-sized 5’1″ who was dwarfed by my 6’2″ father. She had beautiful, thick auburn hair that silvered to a shining silver as she aged. She usually made her own clothing, though I loved shopping for outfits for her. She carried swatches of fabric in her purse that represented her palette, so when shopping for fabric, she could see how the new fabric worked with her palette. This dress reminds me of a vintage Oscar de la Renta I got for her with a beautiful peach floral print. It was not strapless, though! She wore it with a crocheted dark coral short jacket that was so lush – not exactly like this fur collar embellishment, but close enough i was immediately reminded of it.


This floral dress is from Shiki with a rich print embellished by a bit of faux fur at the neckline. Details that make it special include that fur collar and the sdouble belt. It has a dropped waist for form-fitting, figure hugging, body loving silhouette. Unseen, I am wearing the fabulous Anna shoes from Donna Flora with the cherry wood pumps, a soft pink vamp adorned with flowers.


This gives you a closer look at the neckpiece. The earrings are from Donna Flora also – a pair called ginger. The hair was a lovely platinum which I have tinted to give it a more natural gray.


The closer look reveals the fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet. Yes, it is mature – and oh-so-elegant.

***STYLE NOTES******
Poses: Skin & Bones
Skin: Baiastice_Sophie skin-peach tone-GREY+hair
Makeup Tattoo: Baiastice_Sophie-peach-full face makeup 3
Eyes:Poetic Colors
Lashes: Lelutka
Nails: Mandala Medium
Hair: ::Exile:: Nomi:Frost (tinted)
Shoes: Donna Flora Anna
Jewelry: Donna Flora Ginger Earrings and Ring
Location: Cafe Xocolati

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