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Bliss Couture Zaks

It’s good to get back into modeling harness here.  It’s been so RL busy lately that I haven’t taken the time to just sit down and do the work needed for a good fashion shoot.  But I squeezed out a block of time from supervising my daughter from afar, and working on recreating a story that was lost in one of my several computer crashes,and forcing myself to ignore Pinterest for a while, and got this photographed.  It helped that the dress seized my attention!

The only thing new on me here is the dress, which is brand spanking fresh from Amutey Decuir and Bliss Couture.  It’s called Zaks, and I fell in love with the print pattern on it when I saw the publicity photos on Flickr.  It’s so soft and feminine and reminds me of water plants, so I went to the Water Temple at Cerridwen’s Cauldron to photograph this.

The one thing I don’t absolutely like about this dress is the shape of the skirt itself.  It definitely attracts attention, but it seems a little weird to be walking around in, even as an evening gown (which is what I believe Amutey intends this dress to be).  I was wearing this, however, when I got in touch with one of the estate managers at my house to fix a few problems, and the first words out of her were that she loved this dress.  This, then, like all of fashion, is a case of Your Mileage May Vary.  (It also varies for me in the sense that I don’t see this as an evening gown, but perhaps one for a daytime party or a resort.  Again, this is how I’m interpreting it with my personal sense of style.)

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The details:

  • Dress:  Bliss Couture Zaks (turquoise)
  • Boots:  BAX Coen Prestige Boots (gold)
  • Jewelry:  Dahlinks My Lady Emerald Wedding Ring Set (platinum); Elate! Square Stone Ring (onyx/silver); EarthStones Dangle Stud Earrings, and Tennis Bracelet and Necklace, all in champagne diamonds/gold
  • Hair:  Analog Dog Harper (onyx) (A different Harper, incidentally, not me [grin].)

Photographed at Cerridwen’s Cauldron region

 

 

Appearances Do Count!

From Chopine Aura, the mistress of Baroque-style shoes, comes a link via Plurk.

Take a good look at these three photos. Notice anything similar about the women?  You should.  They’re all the same woman.

And people wonder why so many of the Residents of Second Life are fashionistas.  Clothes do make the person — as does hair, as does expression, as does almost everything about appearance.  It does count, and affects how we perceive ourselves, as well as how others perceive us.  How about another example?  Take a look at old pictures of Sean Combs, before he reinvented himself.  Remember him from his Puff Daddy days?  Then look at the same dude from the ‘hood, in a suit and tie.  Clothes and grooming are how we project an image of ourselves, and it can range from “well off, successful and powerful” to “I don’t give a flying flip.”

That’s one reason why (sorry, people) I tend to shy away from most pictures of avatars with grungy hair/clothes, multiple piercings in every conceivable location, etc.  Those things are a turn-off for me, just don’t interest or attract me.  Some may say I’m way old-fashioned, but I guess that’s just how I’m rezzed.  Even when I’m “slopping around,” I’m mostly neat, though I’m in a T-shirt and jeans.  The funkiest thing may be my hair, and even that can depend on the location I’m traveling into.  Something to consider, perhaps….

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