I needed a dress for a belated celebratory birthday dinner at a festive special occasion restaurant. It was with family, so I knew I had to be able to move about and allow nieces to climb on my lap. I found the perfect dress for the occasion here on SL. It's called, "Ocean" by LUXE Paris. A lovely, sleeveless dress with a filmy skirt overlay in a delicious shade of blue, "Ocean" comes in standard mesh sizes as well as versions for Belleza, Maitreya, Slink and TMP mesh bodies. I love the detailed silvery beading done across the whole dress, which elevates it to something special. I also love the deep cut back, revealing the perfect amount of skin for sexy yet classy. I'm delighted to finally have tweaked the Bento Simone 2.2 Head by Lelutka into a look that resembles my default face. It's not exactly the same but I was very happy with the results. I will continue to experiment with all the Bento options as I love using mesh heads for print work including the blog. For now though I've chosen this one as it resembles my pre-mesh face best. I also like the ease of the Lelutka HUD's and their very simple and clear instructions on their website. It took me some time to learn how to tweak the sliders and I totally recommend starting with the shape it comes with when you begin. It is so much easier than trying to start from scratch with your own shape. You can always adjust the body sliders after you've tweaked the face to your liking.
To go with the new look and fabulous dress is a great hair from JUMO called, "Jolie". I really am enjoying the JUMO hairstyles, they are full bodied and just dripping with sex appeal. June Monteiro knows how to do luxuriously, hot tresses. "Jolie" is combed up and over for a high crown, then swept over one shoulder. The remaining hair streaming down your back. It's perfect to pair with a base that offers a widow's peak if you like that look as I have done here.
With a lavishly beaded dress like this jewelry is kept to a minimum. I've chosen several lacquered bangles in silver with etched design work from Maxi Gossamer called, "Boho Bangles". I've slipped on the "Toluca Heels" by KC Couture. These strappy sandals with hanging tassel have a HUD that allows me to match my dress exactly. My nails are done with the "Spring Nails Applier" by IP Nails. I've included a photo of the HUD so you can see the colors available in the set.
Last but certainly not least I must take a purse to dinner to keep all my necessities in and the "Opera Evening Bag" in Silver by Septum Essentia fits the bill. It goes very well with the silver beading on the dress and the chain handle and tassel detail on the clasp makes it something special. I'm hungry as a bear and all set to go, can't wait to start the night with a Cosmopolitan and then maybe a nice juicy steak. Whatever I decide to have I'm sure it will be a wonderful dinner!
See you soon!
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