There are a lot of creators in SL that make formal wear. Sometimes horrible, sometimes beautiful. But usually formal wear in SL is very intricate, with busy, sequined textures and lace and satin effects and ruffles and bows, and sometimes all of the above in one creation. The new gown from Valena Glushenko at Orta is SUCH a refreshing creation. It’s classic, it’s simple, it’s elegant, it’s chic, and most of all, it lacks all the frilly, in your face stuff, that you see so often on the feeds.
Cassandra is a gown for a queen. An Icon of elegance. Not to be ignored, but never in your face. It’s what I thought of when I tried the Rain coloured gown on, so I styled it accordingly with the Precious Queen crown from Alienbear Gupte and Chapeau Tres Mignon’s Napoleonic sash as regalia. Then all that this creation needed were the white gloves from 5th & Oxford, a statement ring (Icecream) from Donna Flora and the silver white Countess earrings from Miriel which have been in the family forever and which are not available anymore for purchase.
I’m still wearing Natasha from Lelutka, with the freckles from YS & YS’ sienna skin and L.Fauna’s fluffy lashes and dimples. Mrs Mittens in Sunny days red from Clawtooth is an ideal classy updo to go with this crown.