Monday, November 12, 2007

"Delerium" in Regency


Ach and Mr. Sands outside of his shop

This morning I stopped to visit the construction currently underway at Nix Sands's new store in Caledon Regency: the Regency Emporium (Caledon Regency, 132, 145, 26). He's planning to open up the space to other vendors, but his particular business is Yestergear Antiques, "A company (both in SL and RL) creating clothing, accessories, arms & armour, all inspired by examples from history, serving discriminating re-enactors, historical impressionists & time travellers."



The build is currently gutted, but the design shows Mr. Sands's usual attention to craft and detail. Pretty floors, walls, ceilings, balconies, draperies...a Victorian girl's delight.



Being something of a time traveller, I had to photograph myself here in hyasynth Tiramisu's latest creation, Delerium (700L for a 13 piece set, in the colors Blackberry, Blueberry, and Pomme; I'm wearing the Blueberry). How to describe it?

I always get shy when I try to describe ~silentsparrow~ frocks. I don't hide my partiality; in fact, most of my outfits are an attempt to wiggle other designers into hyasynth's work! Why? I am suckered in by her clothing sensibility, foremost, but beyond that, just look at her fabric!. There are chinese frogs around the buttons, brocade on the sleeves, and the shading is done with the eye of a true artist.

I promise you guys only one ~silentsparrow~ squee per month. :p



I can honestly say that Delerium is the Victorian frock I've always dreamed of having, which is why I haven't bothered to put on the two other skirt options for these photos ("dolly", ending at the knee, and "short", with wispy prims). It comes in three colors, with a corset as well as proper jacket for those cold days when one would rather not have one's collarbones exposed to the elements.



I envision myself going to a Regency ball and leaving in the early daylight, so tired that my gown is holding me upright.

***Hat: Elegance Hats, Victoria Elegance Hat (10L), (Ivalde, 60, 126, 35)
***Hair: Calico Creations, Sarah II - Midnight, (Calico Kitty, 124, 70, 35)
*** Skin: Boneflower Designs, :: Whispers of Night :: Deathly F [Ebon Twilight Stalker], (Temenos, 151, 173, 47).
***Choker: ~silentsparrow~ and *katat0nik Subsection, Skully choker from the Skully set, (Caledon SteamSkyCity, 116, 180, 76).
***Dress (shirt, long skirt, prim skirt, gloves, stockings, bloomers): ~silentsparrow~ Delerium set in Blueberry, (silent sparrow, 176, 138, 729)
***Bangles: ~silentsparrow~ bluemoon bangles, free group giveaway, (silent sparrow, 176, 138, 729)
***Shoes: Shiny Things, Wrapped boots in black (Shiny Falls, 157, 129, 55).
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