Yesterday I was browsing the Second Life LiveJournal when I ran across someone who said, in essence, that if someone is going to make a big Victorian-Edwardian-Renaissance-esque dress, they'd better make it faithful to the times, or else they shouldn't advertise it as such. This is a good point.
There's a place and time for faithful reproductions, and there's a place and time for wearing and designing whatever your imagination produces. The dress I'm wearing today was not designed to be a faithful reproduction, nor did the designer mean it as such, but it feeds into one of my obsessions -- big old skirts! (I'm serious. My "frocks" folder has a subfolder entitled "big".)
I attend a lot of events in Caledon, including balls and parties of all sorts (notably, a roleplayed funeral), and this requires that I own a ton of large sweeping skirts. Whenever I spot one on the fashion RSS, I hop on it immediately. This dress makes me happy because of the price (350L), and the line. Pretty corset top, lots and lots of skirt. It isn't Victorian by any stretch of the imagination, but then neither am I!
Anachronism, after all, generates creativity in our little corner of cyberspace. Right? And yes, those are horns on my hat.
***Dress (corset jacket, glitch pants, shirt, socks, underpants, prim skirt): Passionate Neko Dreams Dolly-Girl
***Necklace: Swallowtail Jewelry full prim choker in black
***Hat: Lapin et Anato .+*LeA*+.Horn Hat(Pig)
***Hair: ETD Airy in black, store freebie
***Skin: Fleur Vivant Cream Paon 4, group freebie
***Gloves: BareRose ::: B@R ::: Doctress Q Gloves from the set
***Shoes: What shoes? Can you see shoes?