Sunday, February 3, 2008

That's where 'Fauntleroy' comes from

As a girl, I was addicted to Frances Hodgson Burnett. I worked my way through The Secret Garden and A Little Princess, and liked her stuff so much that I even endured Little Lord Fauntleroy. I liked best about her heroines that they were beset by enormous woes, but somehow made it through AND got all the best outfits. Sara Crewe, for example, so greatly influenced my taste as a little girl that I tried my best to find a replica of her pink dancing frock for my Senior Prom. It remains one of my favorite dresses.

This desire to look like a late Victorian/Edwardian little girl informs the taste of Gothic Lolitas everywhere, and I am no exception. When I first got onto Second Life my wardrobe consisted of nothing but LicoLico. It was affordable, for one, and it made me look like Sara Crewe! My steampunk Victorian avatar grew up a little when I moved to Caledon and invested in big frocks, and after that I diversified even more when I began to regularly follow the fashion feeds. Now my style goes everywhere (dictated by pure whim), but I remain fascinated by LicoLico.

This dress might as well be my Valentine's Day dress. It's red, and fluffy, and makes me look just like a Japanese Sara Crewe... And I don't have to worry about impressing a date cause I don't have one!

***Hat: Elegance Hats Tillie in black and white
***Hair: Tukinowaguma Mako hair in black
***Skin: Curious Kitties Silent Suffocation
***Earrings: /artilleri/ double cherry earrings
***Necklace: FashCon group gift, JetDolls Cubbies Necklace
***Dress (including gloves, prim skirt, corset, shirt, prim sleeves, system skirt): *LicoLico* LLA 026_02 GothicLolitaDress
***Bloomers: Double Paradox **DP** wonderhul pants
***Socks: (Shiny Things) Nubbly socks in black, store freebie
***Shoes: ::69:: Succubus pumps - DarkCherry

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