This month’s Genre showcase is the big band era, those few decades when men were dashing in top hats and tails and women were elegant in gowns full of drama and glamour. No wonder I chose oOo Studio’s Glamorous and Drama pose series for this photo set.
When they begin the beguine
It brings back the sound of music so tender
It brings back a night of tropical splendor
It brings back a memory ever green
This opalescent Satin Doll gown from Cog & Fleur is all sinuously sexy and full of drama with the low back and the softly draping silk charmeuse fabric that is so lustrous in the projector lights. I suppose that with the dress being named Satin Doll, I should have used Johnny Mercer’s song, but I don’t really like it that much – and went for this Cole Porter classic instead.
I’m with you once more under the stars
And down by the shore an orchestra’s playing
And even the palms seem to be swaying
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Before the Easter festivities start today, I thought I would blog one more post about pose props from the Pose Fair that starts today at NOON. Today I’m bringing you 3 items from an awesome chic, oh wait, it’s ME! Yes, I don’t always make pose props, but when I do, they kick ass.
Savoir Faire (SFS) – The Crows – Pose Fair 2014
Savoir Faire (SFS) – The Dressing Room – Pose Fair 2014
Savoir Faire (SFS) – PhotoShoots&Ladders – Pose Fair 2014
All of the props are mesh or partial mesh and the builds are all mod so you can make changes if you want. Just make a copy first of the original. All props are menu driven and menu adjustable.
The ottoman is a pose prop from Lost Angel for Pose Fair. The shopping bags come with the ottoman.
One day baby, we’ll be old Oh baby, we’ll be old And think of all the stories that we could have told One day baby, we’ll be old Oh baby, we’ll be old And think of all the stories that we could have told
One Day Reckoning by Asaf Avidan
We aren’t old yet; and there’s no reason not to tell our stories now. I think one way we tell our stories is through fashion. What we wear signifies so much about us. as we walk down the street, complete strangers can learn how daring or conventional we are, how flashy or restrained, how forward-looking or how nostalgic. Of course, that is an incomplete picture since we can wear something avant garde one day and something waiflike the next. After all, we contain multitudes.
Sonatta Morales is a genius at making gorgeous gowns that you can picture all the great divas wearing. When I am in her store looking at the clothing, I am seeing Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and Clara Bow – and the rest of the pantheon of glamor and talent. This *8* Jewel gown is certainly one of those fit for a diva – but unlike a RL gown, this one comes in long and short versions with a quick adding of a prim or three.
Believe me, if I am going to get stuck in an elevator, I want it to be a The Ritz in a gorgeous art deco design elevator complete with wood inlay panels that could have been made by Frank Lloyd Wright and glorious overhead lighting. The one thing missing is the man to turn the stuck in the elevator inconvenience into a romantic introduction and interlude. What’s not missing is the gorgeous, luxurious coat and hat – including the extravagantly beautiful and inspired coat from Paper Couture.
When Gidge and I were shopping at Baiastice the other night I saw a pair of leggings that had Gidge’s name all over them. These Punes pants were an avant garde set of black leggings with an open inset edged with studs. I could not resist picking up a pair for myself, too, though I had a different idea in mind – combining them with other leggings to create a color inset. The floral leggings from Vo Polou’s brand new store MV struck me as perfect.
Annah Whitfield is one of my favorite pose makers. Her poses are great for showing off clothes and shooting pics for the blog as they have little or no distortion and are carefully calibrated to avoid breaks and intersections. They are investment poses because they will be used again and again and again. These poses are available right now at the StoRin booth at the Pose Fair. Have you been there yet? No? Well, get moving!!!
One of the wonderful trends in pose-making is the expansive development of photoboxes – photo sets in a box complete with poses and props. Pose Fair introduced me to a new pose store called Juxtapose (such a clever name) that made this great urban graffiti photobox. For this set, I decided to wear the Easter special from Mimikri – the ultra-modern Tussi dress in red.
I love this new blouse from Kunglers. What’s not to like? It has a delightfully cinched waist with a gorgeous belt. Incidentally, the skirt comes with the same belt in case you want to wear a different blouse or wear this blouse tucked in. It’s got lovely full sleeves with sheer fabric. It’s finished with gorgeous satin ribbon on the edgess – the bottom, the sleeves and the collar. Best of all, I love the print – a chocolately brown with flowers and leaves in olive and a lovely rosy peach. It’s yummy and isn’t it great that Kunglers produced it in four other colors as well.