Surrounded by a dozen persons, pretending not to hear my cries.
It´s the middle of the circle, the confusion´s spreading wild,
so my key along with options fell way down into the dark.
I jumped thru a dark black tunnel and came out into the light.
The keys there had their own masters so I rode on someone´s back.
The talented Antonia is on a roll and she nails it again with this ensemble. Part burlesque, part costume. Full sexy and versatile. The bodysuit embroidery plays the gold and pearl shades giving it depth and definition. It comes with fishnet stockings and a half skirt that gives the outfit movement. An interesting take on the peek a boo tease.
Preparing for the upcoming season of debutante balls, my father had arrived from overseas with a bag full of long gowns for me. Very formal in essence, they did not seem to fit my personality which had a tendency (as it does now) towards bohemian chic.
Excited I opened the bags and looked at the gowns. Rolling my eyes around in plain disgust I almost choked at the possibility of being seen with one of those in public. But he had taken the care to purchase them fully accessorized already.
At my Mother´s urging I tried one on. It was a black halter, wrap around gown with sequined details over embroidery that exposed the full of my leg as I walked. I tried on the jewelry set while my Mother pulled my hair up … surprise, surprise !!! … all of a sudden I was walking and talking differently, holding my hand like so and feeling delicately sexy and amazingly elegant.
The dresses Dad purchased for me were in essence very different that those seen everywhere else and worn buy my contemporaries who preferred frothy concoctions which in essence made them look similar to a wedding cake – usually white. My black dress made me feel feminine, mysterious and interesting.
This gown from Countdown, a tribute to RL Fashion Designer Elie Saab, is now available in black, and for some reason it made me feel the same way my debutante gowns did. Feminine, beautiful and princess like, without a hint of pretentiousness. Sexy because the design avoids conveying the naiveté or stupidity that too much of a good thing can. Just like Countdown, just like Elie Saab.
Reading the book I chose for my school´s literature assignment, I could not help but think just how much 50 Shades of Grey ( which I have not read but read about ) resembled the hype created more than 50 years ago.
The book I was reading, ¨Bonjour Tristesse¨ by Françoise Sagan was a huge world scandal in its time. Lame by todays´s standards, it was written in 1953 when the author was just 17 and published a year later. It became a huge success in a snap.
Making open suggestions of sex, a budding homosexuality / bisexuality interlaced with teenage angst and wrong doing, it was written not just by a woman who dared but a teenager at that .
It became an instant hit and catapulted the author into instant stardom and recognition. If not for her literary prowess, for the notoriety of the novel and the life lived by Sagan.
As I prepared for the dissertation due at school I got a notecard from Maitreya. I eagerly read about their new releases for the season but when I got to the part that specified the winners of the newly released items, I almost did not read.
Tempted to throw the NC into the trash I thought to myself Hummmm ¨3 years of shopping and I never win anything¨ Insert sad face here. Nonetheless I kept on reading. I said to myself I wanted to see who the lucky ones where this time. I went over their names … Landa Crystal … and I kept reading … WAIT A MINUTE … WHOOOOOO??? This must be a mistake … which Crystal is thaaaaaaat? OMG my name was there, and honestly I could not believe it because I´ve never won anything in SL LOL.
The fact was that I had won one of the coveted Maitreya Release ´s FATPACKS. I could not be happier. I sent a NC to Onyx Leshelle and got my Big Juicy Pack of Suave Platform Shoes.
Given, I am a fan of Maitreya. However, with their Maitreya Gold Shoes they have exceeded themselves. The shoes are to die for and the HUD with extras such as socks has quite an advanced system that works like no other I have seen.
This shoe is so perfectly designed that in spite of its chunky heel it is so sleek that it makes your legs and feet look refined. The array of colors so wonderful and varied that I doubt you will every need any other shoe from here until next Spring – except maybe for the ubiquitous and ¨de rigueur¨ Boots.
As I contemplated the treasured shoes, I was reminded that it was of outmost importance that I went back to work for school. I was on a deadline … But as I did, I could not help but wonder: how many years from here until 50 Shades of Grey becomes … lame … ?
… OMG scary thought?
These shoes are definitely a winner. They can be dressed up or down … or not … I wore mine with lingerie , a fur Jacket and the blackest of pearls.
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