One of my favourite looks in RL is a style that a friend of mine started selling at the markets many many many years ago. By merging vintage pieces, she came up with a look that would be now considered steam punk, but back then was just way too cool.
Recently I saw an item that just brought that memory back and was so excited to be able to show you.
DE Designs is a store that has been around for four years, which explains the recentish release of the 4 Year Gown. This set has multiple looks all merged into one fantastic effect. I was talking about my friends creations up top and this is very in keeping with what she used to do, taking vintage underwear, full petticoat skirts and then using suspenders and corsetry to layer and lift.
This set has a long system skirt that you can see in the middle, a fantastic tail style flexi gown skirt that is sheer tulle at the front sides, and doesnt cover the front of the skirt at all, its magnificent. The pants are a replication of the skirt and are so much fun in unbelievable textures. There is a sculpted waistband that also comes in a tan colour, but my preference in this case was for the black, and the cropped corset top with beautiful ruffle details has both spine and chest attachments so that you can wear divine jewelry with it.
Another fabulous feature of the 4 year set is the Gloves, sculpted tops and cuffs in more of a sleeve style than actual gloves, are something that you can mix and match with many other items. As soon as I put on 4 Year I knew exactly what hair I wanted to wear with it, the Garden Hair from Scribble is excentric and innovative all at once, the bubbles ascending from the top with the curly frond detailing which sits on top like a tiara, it is very out there hair but in many ways it is extremely elegant as well.
This hair reminds me of Emilie Simon’s incredible film clips, actually the whole Scribble Sim does, look HERE ( especially the Flowers song) if you haven’t seen her work before on You Tube, it’s not just the music that is wonderful, but who ever does her film clips is a genius.
The boots I am wearing underneath are the Goth Belt boots from J’s , the straps and buckles on these boots so suit the look of the suspender straps coming down the front of this outfit.
With Jewelry I went again with the Byzantine Cross set from Essentia, I showed close ups of this a few days ago, and there are demos in the store. The Skin is from Pulse and is the new Kissed/ Delight-lined skin, such beautiful skins always come out of the Pulse store, and this one is no exception.
The lips on this and all of the Pulse skins are just beautiful and full, glossier than some in the past and the make up around the eyes is just beautiful, each new skin release shows a little extra in the way Lorac executes her line, whether it be as simple as a slight change to the mouth, or the inner corners of the eyes, she gives you a simple but ever so effective lift, DEMO DEMO DEMO.
The next set also from DE Designs is the Paper Angel set. Again you get an assortment of pieces for this set, starting with the delightful and delicate – and no you arent seeing my bits – underwear and camisole top, take my word for it the front of the camisole is beautiful, which you can see under the jacket partially.
Then moving down to the fabulous laced front pants, these are superbly done, as many try and do this effect down the sides and deal with seam issues, 4 years of dealing with templates really shows when coming to things like this, placing the lacing at the front of the thigh instead you get just as much effect as if it was on the side.
The pants come on both pants and underpants layers, so perfect if wanting to wear boots such as I am. The boots again are from J’s and are the Goth Lace Up boots, which also have bows options but I went for the plain look, such a steal are these boots as you get varying options of wear.
Finishing off the set is both the cropped open jacket, and the gloves, both have cuff detailing with prims and are defintely wearable items with lots of looks to come, the jacket would look especially great with the pants and suspenders combo of the 4 Year Set.
Again from Scribble we have the Stitch Knit/Black/Piggies hat/hair , I love this style not just because of the adorable texture change knitted cap ( changes pattern featured not colour ) but because of the adorable little pig tails that so remind me of the little girls hair in Monsters Inc * giggles and yells Mike Wazowski* .
The skin by Pulse is the Kissed/Magicial-liner, one thing I noticed about this skin earlier, is that without lashes it looks amazing, the lashes are drawn on the skin itself not using the template lashes, so it is effective as all get out, and again look at those lips YUM YUM YUM.
So if you haven’t been to DE Designs in a while, and that is definitely neglectful you have to visit soon, also take note, if its not something you are aware of or have noticed, all the backgrounds of the vendors are done well in advance of releases and are the highlight of DE Designs blog for me, I love when DoC teases us with the backgrounds for releases to come.
Hair by: Scribble
Skin by: Pulse
Clothing by: DE Designs
Jewelry/Accessories by: Essentia
Shoes by: J’s
Poses by: Long Awkward Pose
Posestand Professional and Hud by: VR Foundry
Always thankful for:
My VR Posestand Professional/VR Posestand HUD/Library is by VR Foundry , The NEW Features include Keyboard Controls, MONO, HUD Controls, Locking Camera and Pose Positions, ability to save Colour Sphere Presets, Return to Poses Locked previously and SOOOO Much more. The VR Posestand is sold seperately as is the VR Posestand HUD , or in a Package .Xstreet HERE or at the VR Foundry Main Store. now also with stand alone Library HUD, for on location shoots in no build areas – no notecards needed just throw in your poses.
My eyes which I get complimented on all the time are from LeLutka the MMS Green which I love, but alas are no longer available but there are still fabulous eyes to choose from.
Poses and Stands always used by me while taking pics, even if some end up on cutting room floor: