Tuesday, December 22, 2009

10 Dresses for the Holidays

The holidays are quickly approaching.. what most ladies like to wear is something fantastic, something beautiful, something sparkling, something classy. Whether it be a cocktail Christmas party, a Hanukkah gathering, a Kwanza celebration, or a New Year’s Eve fete.


First the fantastic:


Queen of the Ice


Raven Pennyfeather’s dress is a wonder of airiness and beauty, especially this version, which includes an incredible silver bodice.


Hair: Large bun(white) by Eshi Otawara (no longer available) *
Skin: Raven/Pulse Skin – Frost by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins *
Dress: SPECIAL EDITION – RFyre Snow Queen, Womens, Ice Silver by Raven Pennyfeather for House of RFyre *


Sparkling Snowflakes


With it’s exquisite textures backless bodice, Nicky Ree’s absolutely stunning snowflake-embroidered dress crosses over from Ice Queen to a warm and sexy queen. The headpiece almost looks like an ushanka, made of snowflakes instead of fur. The glorious cape completes the look.


Hair: LH_hair13_rabi _white_f_L by Falastar Aeon for Little Heaven
Skin: [PXL] July LT SpringRose DEB by Hart Larsson for [PXL Creations]
Dress: *DNR* Snow Dream Collection in Snow Blue by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree *
Jewelry: (WW by RC) Ice Queen by Random Calliope for Worthwhile


Or you can go for truly elegant:


The Beauty of the Flamenco


Nardya Rousselot’s gorgeous dress, suitable for tango or flamenco, will take you from Christmas to New Year’s with it’s full filigreed skirt complete with train, slit up one side, and beautifully embroidered bodice, all in a deep red.


Hair: >TRUTH< Eva – cranberry by Truth Hawks for >Truth< *
Skin: []::Tuli::[] Eva (tone 4/br) dec VIP gift by Tuli Asturius for Tuli (given to group members)
Dress: NX-Nardcotix Frank’s Jazz Crimson by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix
Choker: ~Muse~ Silver Bells and Satin RIbbon (black) by Caliah Lyon for ~Muse~
Bracelet: Calla Pearl Wrap Bracelet (Blood) by Haedon Quine for Calla
Shoes: NX-Nardcotix Kurvy Ruby Slippers -Exclusive Gift- by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix


Taming the Wild


Elettra Gausman’s elegant and theatrical tiger-striped gown will suit the provocateur. With it’s tight slim skirt leading to a flounced, silver-hemmed skirt and its dangerous back with provocative end point, this dress oozes sensuality.


Hair: PE Portia Kohl by Aemilia Case for Philotic Energy *
Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (fair/br) F.Y.L.O. red by Tuli Asturius for []::Tuli::[] *
Dress: *OC* Silver Sexy Tiger by Elettra Gausman for Orage Creations
Necklace and Earrings: Alienbear Design (Ambroisa II black Pearl set) by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Design
Ring: P.C; Black Pearl Ring by Cora Lu for Paper Couture
Shoes: * Baiastice__stiletto black by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice


Midnight Blue


Shiryu Musashi’s brocaded midnight blue evening gown is, then, a perfect choice for me. With its rich draping fabric, carefully constructed prim skirt, elegant wrapped sash, and opera gloves, it’s an evening gown for a lady of mystery.


Hair: >TRUTH< Eva – driftwood by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *
Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (fair/li) F.Y.E.O. dusk (PU1) by Tuli Asturias for []::Tuli::[] *
Dress: (Musashi-Do) Brocade Princess Blue by Shiryu Musashi for Musashi-Do *
Choker: :rama’s Noel gray by Rama Anatine for R.A. Crystal


Primcess Returns


This long, elegant dress from Sparkle Skye is perfect for the princess off to a night of magic and wonder on New Year’s Eve. This particular gown comes with a short option, a semi-sheer and a non-sparkling or sparkling skirt. With its understated elegant lines, it suits a woman of sophistication.


Hair: ETD Loraine 2 – Crimson by Elikapeka Tiramisu for ETD
Skin: Pulse Skin-Life/Tone 4 Warm m1 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins *
Dress: *SS* Madame X – Snow by Sparkle Skye for Sparkle Skye Designs
Jewelry: !Alienbear Designs-Azuena Queen & Princess Antique Gold Set by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Designs *



What about the woman who wants a something a little less formal? We don’t all go to balls for the holidays. I have flirty, fun, and sophisticated for you….


Holiday Soirees


This dress from Ivey Deschanel would be ideal for more informal parties. With its full and flirty blue satin skirt and sequined spaghetti strap top, it fits the bill. What really pushes it from girly dress to a more elegant look, however, is the scarf and fishnet tights Ivey includes.


Hair: >TRUTH< Cameron – auburn by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *
Skin: Pulse Skin-Life Freckled/Tone 5 Warm m7 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins *
Dress: :::Sn@tch Tango (Clothing Layers Only)::: by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch
Earrings: ~SIGMA~Jewels/ Nepheli earrings~ by Sofi Trenkins for ~SIGMA~Jewels
Shoes: (Shiny Things) Belles – black by Fallingwater Cellardoor for Shiny Things


Party Dress


This dress from Vitabela Dubrovna is another great choice. Based on her real life designs, Vita’s dresses are beautiful, imaginative, and couture. This lovely dress will take me to several parties, both day and night, with its lovely laces and beading on the bodice and full graceful skirt.


Hair: >TRUTH< Grace – burgundy by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *
Skin: Pulse Skin-Life/Tone5 m4 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins *
Dress: Black Lace by Vitabela Dubrovna for Vita’s Boudoir
Jewelry: (WW by RC) Wish Set by Random Calliope for Worthwhile *
Shoes: Jada Humby Couture Stilettos *Marie Clair* SILVER by Jada Humby for Jada Humby Couture


Vintage Grace


Running along a more vintage line is this sleek couture dress from Raven Pennyfeather. With its feathered decolletage, tweed pattern and three-quarter length cuffed sleeves, it’s sophistication unparalleled. A tortured prim collar surrounds the neck like a piece of constructed fluffery with a well-chosen sculpty belt around the waist. A dramatic (but not overdone) feather hat tops the ensemble. The system skirt is tight and sexy with a brilliant pleated flexi attached, and Raven’s characteristic textured stockings complete the outfit. This truly is high fashion—unique, artistic, designed well. It shows how Raven continues to push herself artistically and technically.


Hair: Ingenue ~ Lamour ~ Cinnamon by Betty Doyle for Ingenue
Skin: Pulse Skin – Honey/Oh My!-Radiance blk  brows by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins *
Dress: ! RP Couture Fury Womens Black by Raven Pennyfeather for RP Couture *
Shoes: Maitreya Verve Pumps – Black by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya


Precarious Perch


Finally we have a short little number from Kuranosuke Kamachi. A marvelous fluff of stiff satin, this dress is understated enough to stand with more elaborate accessories (such as the shoes I am wearing from 2408 Alekseev. This is formality with a bit of fun.


Hair: [V] Vignette Sophia Charcoal by Rachel Boram for Vignette
Skin: *YS & YS* Zara 02 Smoke Black EB HairBase by Monicuzza Babenco for YS & YS *
Dress: =DeLa*= Dress “Leona” Black by Kuranosuke Kamachi for =DeLa*=
Necklace and Earrings: Eclectica Deco Pearl Strands Choker and Earrings by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica
Shoes: 24 wow 18 gold by 2408 Alekseev for 24 Shoo-Shoes and Haute Couture


Kelly said...

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