One of my biggest fears as a young adult, was to be invited to a daytime function. It was not a fear of crowds or anything like that, it was WHAT TO WEAR? I was a teen/young adult in the 80’s so for me everything was about black…every item I owned was black, if it wasn’t black it was black with red, or black with grey, you get the point. I was incredibly social, the problem was that my social was night time, my life was in the dark. I did not do daytime, I was either asleep, or working and work clothes differ from social clothes – well they did then, now it is anything goes.
If it was one of my besties, it didn’t matter, because they would be wearing all black too, now do not misunderstand, we were not goths or punks we just wore black. Black tops, black pants, black dresses, black jackets, it was black all the time. I remember though getting invited to a christening, I knew the couple but they were more my partners friends than my inner circle…we all hailed from the same area though, so again, not a social issue. But I had not really thought about it, until the day came and I went to get dressed and had a breakdown. I did not own anything that was not going out clothing or black. I knew this about myself, but I did not realise that every item of clothing I had at that stage was going out to clubs/pubs clothing. Nothing was daytime be respectable in mixed age company clothing. I was beside myself, I have never littered the floor, bed and every item of furniture with clothes before for one getting dressed moment, that day I did though, and then the tears started, my poor partner, he was standing there just gobsmacked by this whole thing, as I am usually flying in the door, a whirlwind of shower, hairstyling, dressing and out again in less than 30 minutes.
I ended up raiding my mums wardrobe, which in itself is a challenge as I am 5″10 and she isn’t. I managed to create a look with her top and my bottoms and felt all sorts of traumatised on the way over. Managed to get through it all, and not a black wearer in sight – as mentioned not my circle lol. Now that all seems to have changed, the what to wear etiquette of day and night events…right up there with thongs to work (I mean seriously ladies, what is up with that) but honestly if I had any advice for young girls going into adulthood now, it would be to find some clothing that works in the daytime that you like for a dressier affair, dry cleaner bag it up and make sure its a classic and won’t go out of style…because you never know when you are going to need to look like you do that kind of stuff all the time, and you don’t usually sleep until 3pm.
This look would be perfect, it might still be black, but the floral motifs, and the gold embellishments in the bag and the jewellery, all works, and makes a nice change from all that pastel behind me. I swear Whimsy was huffing with a Unicorn again.
The wrought iron dream set by Cheeky Pea is just the perfect outdoor setting for any occasion, leave it out all year long. The umbrellas and lights are divine and the intricacy of the iron work itself is amazing. Little bits and pieces for the place settings and food bits and pieces make it a must have!
The leather dress is by Mimikri, and is super sexy, perfect look and fit for the Hourglass body by Slink. The bag is by Baiastice, I love when she does accessories, especially bags, so much fun goes into them. Breathe is back as I mentioned before, making some delightful footwear, and this style is one of their latest. I love the double strap look, it gives the shoes some extra pizazz.
The hairstyle is one of the newest LeLutka releases, they had not released hair in a long time, so did a fiver this time around. Five gorgeous styles to wear, and all with the swish option for that fun movement they create.
VR Studio 4.2 and HUD and Library for location shoots–
VR Foundry Mainstore (adult)
VR Studio @ Winx & Flair (general)
Props, Furniture, Build –
Dream Wrought Iron set – Cheeky Pea @ Uber
Gerzo Cart – The Loft
Faery Light Balloons – Half Deer
Soiree Pom Poms – Tres Blah
Fountain Nympha – Atelier Visconti @ The Liaison Collaborative
Paver stones – Barnesworth Anubis @ Collabor88
Poses by –
Ellis – LeLutka (no longer sold)
Skin & Body Parts Worn:
Simone Mesh Head – LeLutka
Evanescence natural – Skin applier Lelutka – YS&YS @ Gacha Garden
Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands, Deluxe Feet & Hourglass Physique Body – Slink
Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : YS&YS
Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 87 – Flair
Evanescence 13 Lipstick applier Lelutka RARE – YS&YS @ Gacha Garden
Brooklyn (Swish) – LeLutka
Cara Leather Dress – Mimikri
Tyra Heels – Breathe @ The Chapter Four
Peony Handbag – Baiastice @ Fameshed
Ginza Necklace – Gacha – Minimal @ The Epiphany