Soigné: Style in Second Life

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Facets in Black

Posted by Caliah Lyon on August 29, 2007

I’ve been favouring a lot of black in my outfits lately, as it seems to suit this avatar, and there have been quite a few releases in black that merited more than a little attention.

This is what I wore for my rezday, and a few days prior whilst working on my last release. This is certainly overkill in a good way – I received a lot of compliments on these outfits, and they require only a few accessories to round out the look. The basis for all three is the top of the Arachne dress from the Last Call: Catwalk Collection, with the sleeves reduced. The Cecilia skirt may require a little bit of work to look right without the bottom prims, but I was very pleased by the result. The addition of the tilted hat, and indeed the outfit in the middle, was inspired by Christian Lacroix, though I couldn’t find a smooth and voluminous black skirt and opted for this instead for a similar silhouette.

The Faces of Arachne
Left: Bodice and feathered collar from Last Call Catwalk Collection: Arachne; Comfort Skirt in Grey from Pixeldolls, slightly tinted; Gloves from the Cecilia outfit, Paper Couture Fall Collection ’07; Charcoal Tights by Caliah Lyon (unreleased); Black High Heels & River Stone earrings from Paper Couture.
Middle: Bodice from Last Call Catwalk Collection: Arachne; Shortened skirt, belt and gloves from the Cecilia Dress, Paper Couture; Charcoal Tights by Caliah Lyon (unreleased); Eliza’s Ascot Hat from Illusions by Siyu Suen, heavily modified, tilted, and tinted; Jane ankle-strap stilettos in Night from Tesla; River Stone necklace and earrings from Paper Couture; Alyssa Diamond bitchstick from Foxy’s Smoke Shop.
Right: Bodice and feathered collar from Last Call Catwalk Collection: Arachne; Skirt, belt and gloves from the Cecilia Dress, Paper Couture; Charcoal Tights by Caliah Lyon (unreleased); Black Feather Hat by Caliah Lyon (unreleased); River Stone earrings from Paper Couture.
Hair: Gwen in Ash from ETD.

I couldn’t get enough of the equestrian-inspired looks from the last LC release, so I put this together from another LC outfit, Danae. The dress on the right is one of Rosemary Galbraith’s older designs, the Frontrunner Dress.

Danae Frontrunner
Left: Blouse from the Erica Riding Jackets set, from Dazzle (retired); Stitched Leather Jacket from Last Call: Danae; Shoulder puffs from Last Call: Mackenzie (tinted); Cravat from the Last Call Catwalk Collection: Virginie; Skirtbase (underpants layer) from the Last Call: Diane group gift; Tuxedo Pants from Last Call: Kamryn; Melisande boots in Onyx, from Last Call: Vamp. Hair: Veronica II in Mocha from Celestial Studios.
Right: Frontrunner Dress in Black from Oh! What a Neat Boutique (part-open prims); Undershirt from the Satin Pantsuit, from G.L.A.M.; Gloves from the Cecilia outfit, Paper Couture; Charcoal Tights by Caliah Lyon (unreleased); Sock prims from the Kutsushita set, Shop Seu; Janine ankle boots from Jeepers Creepers; Boulevard Bag in Noir from Paper Couture; River Stone Earrings from Paper Couture. Hair: Sadie in Smoke from ETD.

I’ll be busy until the Jewelry Expo on the 15th of September. Have a great week! 🙂

Shopping Information:
Last Call/Last Call: Vamp by Ginny Talamasca & Lyra Muse, Dazzle (68, 11, 27)
Paper Couture by the Lus, Paper Couture (160, 106, 0)
Tesla by Tesla Miles, Dreamworld South (230, 221, 22)
G.L.A.M. by Chloris Hathor, Sunset Arts, (145, 191, 24)
Illusions by Siyu Suen, Carnivale (208, 94, 33)
Oh! What a Neat Boutique by Rosemary Galbraith, Seonggye (84, 91, 602)
Foxy’s Smoke Shop by LupineFox Paz, Manhattan Beach, (91, 33, 272)
Shop Seu by seu Ahn, Shimokitazawa (186, 82, 0)
Jeepers Creepers by Eponymous Trenchmouth, Tean (238, 88, 25)
ETD by Elikapeka Tiramisu, ETD Isle, (219, 220, 27)
Celestial Studios by Starley Thereian, Celestial City (68, 243, 27)

*** All Style Diary posts are review-copy-free.

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4 Responses to “Facets in Black”

  1. ladyofavalon77 said

    Simply mahvelous 🙂 I’m taking notes!

  2. caliah said

    ^^ Thank you 🙂 I do wish I could do daily posts, I enjoy it so much.

  3. gbtunney said

    i love your posts. i ran out and bought the Arachne, i look like the evil queen of goths or something. I think i need to spend some time shortning the dress and resizing stuff too , my avatar is really short, and long gowns kind of scare me.

  4. caliah said

    It does tend to look a little gothy, but the separates – top, collar especially – look great with other things *laughs* I couldn’t take it off for three days straight…

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