Cariad by Evie’s Closet
*blows the dust of her keyboard and flexes her fingers*
Let’s see now… I’ve been hiding under a rock for the last month while working on the Black Swan submission (More on that, later) and so I’ve fallen behind with my blog posts!
Many apologies to those who actually read my blog. Out of interest, who does read my blog? Let’s see a show of hands…. *scans the crowd* Oh well. They must all have ducked out to the bathroom. Aaaaanyway… Moving on, the first thing I need to do, is belatedly announce the winner of the Evie’s Closet/Studio Sidhe Crossover Event Moon Goddess Photographic Contest. And if you can say that three times fast without tripping over it, I’ll give you a prize. 🙂
Without further ado, the picture which blew both Faery Sola and I away, was the submission from Liisi Karfield, formerly known in SL as Liisi Lorefield.
Please feel free to click through and take a peek at the larger version. Liisi did an amazing job at capturing our imaginations, and she won herself L$10,000 in the process. You can check out her other extraordinary work, here.
The other winning entries, and all of those which qualified for the competition were on display for a while at both Evie’s Closet and Studio Sidhe…. But they’re gone now. However, our heartfelt thanks to everyone who spent so much time and effort on their entries. The standard of submissions was much higher than we could ever have hoped for, and it was a delight to view them all. In a lovely gesture, Faery made a gorgeous thank you gift for everyone who took part, exclusive to the entrants of the competition. If you didn’t get one, go and harass her until she hands it over!
In the meanwhile, I made a Gown.
Beautiful, shifting colors in the empire line skirt, long, flowing sleeves with beautiful braiding around the cuffs, I called this one “Cariad.” I hear it’s Welsh for “Darling” and there’s a special someone who -may- use that epithet in a context which involves me, and has complained in the past that I never name anything after him. Now he can pipe down, and we get a Gown with a pretty name I just can’t stop saying. 🙂
It’s a sweet, simple dress that comes in six colors, with lovely embroidered detail across the bodice. You might have seen it worn by Angie Mornington when Evie’s Closet was featured on Treet TV’s Fabulous Fashion a few weeks ago. Click here to watch the show. (I may have needed a paper bag handy in case my nerves got the better of me, but all in all, thanks to the amazing Fab Fash Team, it was an awesome experience!)
Finally, Siyu Suen of Illusions was nice enough to drop a copy of her Columbina Venetzia mask on me, after she discovered how well it matched the Gowns while shopping at the 2009 RFL Fantasy Fair. After playing with all of the menu-driven color options including a tintable one which lets you get exactly the right color on both the mask AND the trim, I had to show it off in these photos. It’s just gorgeous. You should go and buy one.
Get the dress, too. They match. Did I mention that?
Dress in Liisi Karfield’s Picture: Isabella. Dress in the last two pics: Cariad in Blue both by Evie’s Closet
Hair: Gibson Girl Hair by Miriel. (Sadly she’s closed… If you’re looking for something close, try the Emannuelle by Exile!)
Skin: Alison by LAQ