I may cry, ruining my makeup
Wash away all the things you’ve taken
And I don’t care if I don’t look pretty
Big girls cry when their hearts are breaking
I still can’t really look at wedding dresses the same. That eludes to a post I made, gods, what, a year ago or something now? Maybe more? The most GORGEOUS dress from Romance Couture that I was going to use for my SL wedding. Reader’s Digest version? It went to hell. Lol. As most things do.
So imagine my bittersweet reaction when I heard the finale show for Penumbra Spring/Summer ’15 Fashion Week was going to be a bridal show. I wasn’t sure if I was mentally prepared to be inundated with bridal dresses/jewelry/shoes/creations, no matter how wonderful the designers were. Needless to say, I’m a sensitive person, and it takes a long time for my heart to let go of things that hurt me deeply… so even now, a year or more later, it still hurts, in the back of my heart… that pang of, “Ouch… this kinda sucks,” is still present.
BUT I had to show this dress from Lyrical Bizarre, because even though it’s white and designed to be featured in the finale bridal show for Fashion Week, it can be used for so many other occasions in which white would be appropriate… like a white party, especially a formal white party.
I remember my first white party. It was one that Edi and Rico had hosted back when they formed this huge group of us that wanted to be social and have regular get-togethers within SL. I… admittedly don’t remember the name of the group of us, but we had a physical in-world group and everything. And I’m pretty sure it was our first party that they threw for all of us, it was a white party.
I was with Wylder at the time (again – and ‘ouch’ moment…) and I remember him being gripey and grumbly at trying to find something white to wear that he liked. “Why do we even have to wear white anyway?” “Because it’s a white party… that’s the whole point?” We often didn’t see eye to eye on stuff like this. Then again, I guess I haven’t really seen eye to eye with most anyone I’ve been with.
At first I thought that was a good thing… unique perspectives. But it doesn’t seem to be proving to be that great in the long run.
Those of you that have known me as a blogger for ANY length of time know that I have a – sometimes unhealthy – obsession with both Nuuna and Madrid Solo Cosmetics. And today, well, today is no exception, really. It didn’t want something ‘typical’ and ‘subtle’ that a bride might normally want. And of course, the lines in the song that I’m using today that stuck out to me the most were, “I may cry and ruin my makeup,” and “I don’t care if I don’t look pretty.”
Now, I happen to find all the makeup pieces I used today very pretty. But the look when combining them was enough to give it that quality that kinda makes you tip your head to one side and stare for a moment to understand it. That’s what I endeavor to do most of the time when I style. You’ll get it… hopefully… but it’ll take a moment of thinking before you get it.
Mentally engaging styling. Elements of avant garde are usually present, even if the whole style itself isn’t avant garde. That’s just me, that’s who I am. That’s the image I’ve made for myself. And I worked damn hard to do that… to get to where I am.
Apparently nowadays hard work is over-rated. But I’m going to keep doing it. Maybe I’m crazy. But I have this sense of responsibility to work my ass off to achieve the things I want the most in life.
Apparently this work ethic is rare?
*~* Tough Girl, Whose Soul Aches… *~*
Skin: Alice (Lovely Day; Artic Tone; Makeup Option 1) – Glam Affair
Eyes: Hope Eyes (Fjord) – IKON
Hair: Beans (no bow version; Hud 01) – Magika Hair
Body: Lara Mesh Body (current version 3.3) – Maitreya
Hands: Avatar Enhancement Hands (Elegant) – Slink
Feet: Avatar Enhancement Feet (High) – Slink
Nailcolor Applier: Spring Mesh (water) – Nailed It **recent release**
White Eyemakeup: Iza Makeup (White) – Nuuna
Right-side Mask: Avion (Silver) – Madrid Solo
Teeth: Open Mouth Pro (w/ Piercing) – PXL Creations
Lipstick: Bubble Gloss (The Nudes pack; Salty Nude) – Madrid Solo
Gown: Lure – Lyrical Bizarre Templates @ Penumbra S/S ’15 FW
Necklace: Arabella Wild Pearls – Maxi Gossamer
Anklets: Rebel Anklets (Silver) – Promagic
Pose (photo 1): Various from slouch poses
Pose (photo 2): Various from PosESioN
Pose (photo 3): Rachel AO from Vista Animations
Location: Salt Water
Blogging Tune: “Big Girls Cry” – Sia