I am a hopeless romantic whose dream of wearing high fashion has come true in Second LIfe. For those who need inspiration, or those who just want to stare in awe at a fabulous piece of a designer’s work, I present to you today CHAMPAGNE! Sparkling Couture’s latest release, VENUS.
Inspired by Christian Dior’s circa 1949 gown of the same name, whomever wears VENUS will absolutely be the center of attention, making an impact without even trying. The gentle, yet regal sculpted form is somewhere between fairytale princess and uncontested empress. VENUS holds the perfect balance between grace and strength, beauty and classicism. The focal point of VENUS is the bodice and overlay which form the glittering overskirt, You will be blinded by the lavish embellishments that adorn this gown — nacreous paillettes and sequins, iridescent seed beads, aurora-borealis crystals, and the always elegant pearl!
I had the distinct honor to wear this gown during its unveiling at THE DREAM COLLECTION SHOW, BOSL Fashion Week’s grand finale. I have worn some amazing couture during my three years here, but Venus is a highlight. This is the best of both worlds for me: Christian Dior is personally my favorite RL designer and Enzo Champagne is not only a very talented and gifted designer, he is my friend. Working with him these last three years, I have watched him grow and morph into what he is today. The Venus gown, I believe, is one of his most elegant and glamorous releases.
You can obviously wear this magnificent creation at any formal event, but just picture it as a wedding dress — add an appropriate headpiece and jewelry, and you will have a breathtaking bridal masterpiece!
Christian Dior believed that the survival of haute couture would rely strictly on its ability to restore fantasy and luxury to women’s wardrobes. The fragile effects of this gown, which merges romanticism with the classical iconography of ideal and eternal beauty, recall Dior’s belief. Enzo Champagne’s recreation stays true to that belief.
Hop aboard that glass coach, ladies, and get yours today!
Stying With YOU In Mind!
HAIR: Lexington in Nova Black by VANITY HAIR-MAIN STORE
NAILS: #VD2011 Choco White Nails by CANDY NAILS
LASHES: NoAlpha Lashes N10 by MIAMAI
MAKEUP: EYES – Tatoo Makeup – Soft Smokey by CCD – MAIN STORE
MAKEUP: EYES – Ensemble Eyes-Lashes & Liner Only by MADRID SOLO Fantasy Makeup
MAKEUP: LIPS – Soft Kisses 11 by MADRID SOLO Fantasy Makeup
JEWELRY: Candy Tiara by DONNA FLORA – MAIN STORE
JEWELRY: EARRINGS & NECKLACE – Gala Diamond Set by DONNA FLORA – MAIN STORE
JEWELRY: BRACELET & RING – Alma White #2 Set by DONNA FLORA – MAIN STORE
VENUS!: CHAMPAGNE! SPARKLING COUTURE