Darkest before the Dawn

Darkest before the Dawn

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ForMax Event Poster91

Yesterday when taking these pictures I was cammed onto by a friend and the exclamation was ‘ When did that dress get made for bodies?’ much excitement erupted and a quick explanation that it was at ForMax. I had shopped until I dropped, then tpd back at least four more times, because the Fundraiser currently running to help Maxwell Graf is just awesome. Ison has created this stunning cocktail style dress with a beautiful assortment of rich colours. The detailing is superb and it fits snug to the body. I like it because of its structural style, but also because while it is incredibly sexy, it is not so over the top that someone that is not used to dressing up couldn’t feel very comfortable in it.

I am wearing it with the NEWest skin tone in the AlaskaMetro skin range, that is also released at ForMax. Much paler in tone than I usually wear, but as it was the only tone available and for a great cause I jumped on it. It also comes with appliers for all options, so depending on what you wear, you are close to covered. Make sure you demo though so that you know it works how you want it to for whatever head you wear, there are also skins included on system layers. She released a Crimson lipstick pack, and it is various stages of red, even some stains. The very rich red, the pale skin and the navy blue dress with black hair all worked so well for me. I was also lucky that some Ingenue Shoes @ForMax had the same Navy colour as the dress – claps excitedly – so perfect everything was working in my favour.

I was thinking of a red headband for my hair, and searching my inventory I put on this one from Adore&Abhor that I have had for years, that also had a colour HUD but chance would have it was already set to Navy…maybe it is a thing with me. I do think Navy is so complimentary to all hair colours, probably why I have worn it through my many colour choices of hair through my time in SL, but it is also classic and stylish.

The hair is a recent release by Tableau Vivant, and has this nifty strand that is a separate attachment for across the face. I ended up wearing it in the close up for a more movement look, and then removing it for the standing picture, which made sense to me, because it would not stay in place in all movement. It all came together perfectly, and then all I had to do was cam around my platform and find whatever Whimsy has left laying around and voila, instant location…she does this, and it is awesome.

Equipment Used:

VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots

VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)

VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)

VR Foundry Marketplace

Props, Furniture, Build –

happyendpark. Teacup ride, happyendpark. merry-go-round gazebo – ANC (Gacha Rares))

Location –

Poses by –

CnS Poses 

Skin & Body Parts Worn:

Spencer Mesh Head – LeLutka

Sunny Face (Tone 1) – AlaskaMetro @ ForMax Event 

Dynamic Mesh Hands (Bento Enabled) , Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : AlaskaMetro @ ForMax Event 

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 21 – Flair


Elle – Tableau Vivant @ Collabor88


Leather Trim Dress – Ison @ForMax Event

Shoes :

Katrine Heels – Ingenue @ ForMax Event

Accessories :

Princess Headband – Dark – Adore & Abhor N/A

Coffin Nails – Empire