Today’s post is dedicated to pale golds. These dresses are rich rather than flashy. Here, Portia wears the Tudors mini-dress from Rotten Toe’s Lucky Board. The cut of the gown and the satin textures are exquisite, and I especially appreciate the black net wrapped around the bubble skirt. It’s an unnecessary, and thus oh-so luxurious, detail. The dress set me thinking of all the women who suffered as Henry VIII’s wives, so, in addition to an anachronistic but much-deserved cigarette, I gave this Tudor woman tear-smeared makeup by Tyranny Designs. She could be Katherine Parr dancing on the king’s grave.
Dancing alone in a dark parlour to music only she can hear, Portia reminds me of the eccentric Elfine in Cold Comfort Farm, one of my favourite films. Portia’s dress is a recent Midnight Madness gift from Wishbox. The delicate colour is indefinable, looking by turns pale green and pale gold. Portia’s hair is a collaboration between Reek and Tiny Bird: you can spell out a message with the beads of the headband. If you picked up Tiny Bird’s gift from Second Style Island, but haven’t unpacked it (tsk!), you have your very own copy of Sleepless in a different shade.
Aria’s Llyra dress floats Portia out of the ballroom and into the London night. If the fog rolls in, her grey-black dress will disappear, save for the elegant green-gold tracery that embellishes bodice and hem. This gown is one of the gasp-provoking treats I receive as a member of Designer Showcase Network.
dress: Rotten Toe, Tudors dress (current Lucky Board gift)
skin: Tyranny Designs, Margie Test / Sad Clown (old 50L Friday item)
hair: Free Speerit, Patricia in Licorice (dollarbie)
shoes: SLink, Ashia Point Ballet Slipper in Onyx, which includes this pose
dress: Wishbox, Sprite (recent Midnight Madness gift)
skin: Leafy, Miso Lumiel Golden-DB (Red Packet Hunt gift)
hair: Tiny Bird, Sleepless in Light Brown (recent 50L Friday item)
necklace: LaGyo, Leda necklace (Red Packet Hunt gift)
pose: Pididdle (from a free pack at the store)
dress: Aria’s, Llyra gown in black-gold (DSN sample)
skin: Cupcakes, Daydream/Cameo/Raspberry
hair: IrEn, Merilyn3 (Accessory Fair Hunt gift)
necklace: Faceted, Imagination necklace (Accessory Fair Hunt gift)
pose: Don’t Freak Out!
locations, top to bottom: Dr. Kit’s Bondage Puppet Theatre, Show Me on the Doll, Legacies 1891