As promised… one more Vintage Fair post, even if Vintage Fair ends today. But while you have a last chance today to go shopping, I am sure you will find all the great creations and designs at the main store of all brands soon.
Today the main inspiration was the idea to prepare for a first date back in the good old days 🙂 The amazing gown from Salt & Pepper and the incredible jewelry from Tres Beau made me do a classy and elegant post! Not happening that often, but with that awesome designs, I could not resist 😉
As I mentioned in my last post, I really do love The Vintage Fair – I do have to admit I do have a weakness for vintage looks, even if usually show my dark side mostly. Most of my addiction comes from the music of that times. Music was/is always very close connected with fashion at all times and sometimes musicians even were style icons. The Beatles, Elvis, The Rolling Stones, Edith Piaff, ABBA, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Grace Jones, Marlene Dietrich, Ray Charles, Paul Anka anyways what name I would drop, I am sure you could easily recall how they have looked 🙂 Being a musician in RL myself, I always looked about the development of music – maybe thats why I like some of the vintage styles, when I do like the music that belongs to that certain time.
Let’s go back to the actual purpose of my post today. It was really fun to use some poses I never had used before, but they made total sense in this picture series. It started wit the cool “Eau De Parfum’ Prop Set” from WetCat, where my idea was born to kinda go through a whole series of how you prepare before you go on a date :)you make your way into your room, sit down and think about what you would to look like and then you start doing your make up and perfuming 🙂
I have to go back to the 2 amazing designs, that are center of my today’s style and post idea. The “Evelyn” dress from Salt & Pepper certainly comes with a texture HUD to change the color of fabrics and metals. and is rigged for Slink Hourglass, Belleza Freya and Maitreya Lara. The way how Salt created and formed her fabric is just awesome as it does make it look so realistic. The shape of the dress already screams vintage all over but the colors really underline that too. The outfit usually comes with a matching head-wrap too, but I wanted to use the amazing hat made by Tres Beau for this post.
The delicate veil and the amazing feathers as well as the “Betty” jewelry really caught my heart. I adore Kimmera Madison for years, not only because she is my sister, but as well for her incredible awesome skills of designing and texturing. Kimmera was the first who released the first Wedding Gown in SL, her brand Tres Beau is one of the oldest fashion brands in SL. When she started back in 2004, ther was not even an idea about flexies, scupties or even mesh… she started the hard way with pure system layers painted on the avatar itself and made her way through all the changes Second Life made about designing. You rarely find designers, that are still around and in business after such a long time and all the changes! To me that is something I highly respect – we all saw how many designers left Second Life, when mesh was invented.
Even if this post and style is something non usual for me, I do enjoy it immensely. Maybe you noticed, that I do not wear my regular “face” for this post. I decided since Wicca is not really an elegant person, that I would like to try the “Cate” head from LeLutka. Cate looked very young to me on the vendor, but after fooling around with skins, I was able to give her a ‘grand dame look’.
Bracelet Right: Kunglers – “Elvira Combo Crystal”
Bracelet Left: Kunglers – “Misha Crystal”
Nailpolish: DP – Koffin Nails – “Flapper Fancy” (Maitreya Applier)
Hair & Makeup
Hair: KMH Hair – “F112” – NEW @ Vintage Fair 2019
Makeup: alaskametro<3 – “Soiree” (LeLutka Applier)
Body & Tattoo
Head: LeLutka – “Cate 3.3”
Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”
Skin: Navzar – “Ashley” (LeLutka / Maitreya Applier)
Poses & Props
Cigrette: +Dreamcatcher+ – “Cigarette with mouthpiece”
Lighter: :BAMSE: – “Shabby Gifts – Golden Lighter” (Gacha)
Backdrop: Hive – “Simple Skybox”
Furniture: DRD – “Gold Retreat Vanity”
Book & Birds: Serenity Style – “Bella Dreams – Magic Book” (Hunt Prize)
Hand Mirror: Serenity Style – “Bella – Broken Mirror”
Light: ::Static:: – “Vintage Lighting – 11 Desk Light” (Gacha)
Wallart: DRD – “Gold Retreat Wall Art – Protection – Gold”
Wallflowers: ChiC buildings – “Wallflowers Gold”
Flowers: ChiC buildings – “SEA Flower Art – Brass”
Model & Photographer