As summer lays its thick carpet of humid heat over the northern hemisphere, prompting some of us to seek out beaches and umbrellas (or perhaps, dark rooms and air conditioners) with an iced drink in their hands, it is only natural that my thoughts turn to…Christmas!
But all joking aside, the beautiful and Victorian-themed Sleigh Ride Gown from Destiny’s Designs (one of the many designers featured in today’s Time Machine show presented by the Opium Fashion Agency) reminds us that SL is a place to make our dreams come true, and why should that not include a change of seasons? Take a look at the gown, and you might just agree:)
The Sleigh Ride Gown is a wonderful creation made by the talented Karmas Destiny, using detailed and realistic velvet and fur textures in a striking ruby red. The tight-fitting, buttoned jacket features a tasteful cleavage and sculpted sleeves for the upper arms, as well as a decorative black trim for the chest and neck plus fur trims on the wrists. The jacket flares out at waist level, emphasising the female body shape to its fullest, as it sits atop a gorgeous black bustle, finally leading into the rich, full skirt in silky white. Tiny white poinsettia arrangements adorn the bustle, as well as the bottom of the jacket, both in the front and back. Beautiful!
Of course, the gown can be worn with or without the adorable fur-trimmed hood, which covers your entire head and neck to ensure that the only effect the icy cold will have on you is a lovely blush on your face:) The hood is large enough to allow you to wear a hair underneath, and all of the attachments are modifiable and even transferable for easy gift giving (that is a hint for you gentlemen) – I had no trouble fitting everything perfectly to my shape, including the lower jacket/gown bustle which connects seamlessly to the jacket texture. This is truly quality work, and a joy to wear:)
Specificially for this gown, jewelry designer Kateefa Abernathy of Teefa’s Tiny Trinkets set out to create the Sleigh Ride Set (Poinsettias), a beautiful and delicate set consisting of a necklace, earrings, and a tiara (to be worn in place of the hood). This set is transferable as well, and conveniently scripted to resize and fit easily via a menu. Detailed silver chains adorned with realistic floral arrangements are a perfect match for the flowers on the gown – can you imagine a better Christmas present?;)
Destiny’s Designs of course has many, many more offerings, all in the same amazing quality and authentic detail as the Sleigh Ride Gown. To see some of them, as well as discover many other talented designers, make sure to visit Opium’s Time Machine fashion show today at 1pm or at 6pm SL time, where our models will show you an amazing fashion ride through time from the earliest days of the Stone Age throughout the Renaissance and Victorian eras, all the way into the future of things yet to come!
We hope to see you there:)
Photography and modeling by Rhonda Pennell
Outfit: Sleigh Ride Gown with included hood from Destiny’s Designs
Jewelry: Sleigh Ride Set (Poinsettias) from Teefa’s Tiny Trinkets (store location not currently found)
Skin: Pearl glow skin 03 (fair) with blonde hairbase from Laqroki
Hair: Trisha barley from TRUTH
Shoes: not visible