Film Noir spells femme fatale to me. Drama back in the day when it was still a good thing, sophistication and seduction in the same packet, determination, intelligence and attitude. They were in control, knew what they wanted and knew how to play the game to get it. The Black Dahlia dress [ SAKIDE ] made for Cinema is all of those things.
Femme fatales require drama in their looks, there’s no subtleties between black and white, it’s all edge. The Willow hair by Alice Project works for this perfectly. It’s an editorial hair for creating the effect of wind blowing your hair to the side and it comes in both higher and lower versions (for more or less wind) and mirrors so you can decide which side do you want your hair to move in. Obviously editorial hairs really work only for pictures, but yegads we need more of them. So brilliant.
The makeup is by Adore & Abhor and it’s available in Cinema. It’s called Payback and it felt extremely fitting for Dahlia, as did the Queen’s Gambit necklace by lassitude & ennui. The necklace was probably intended for more fantasy looks, but in here it creates an obvious mystery to be solved. Where did she get it? Why do people want it? What’s its secret?
Dahlia’s outfit comes with two versions, this is the longer gown. Both are partial mesh, meaning that the top and pants are system layers and the skirt mesh, which means one size fits all. I love these hybrid mesh creations since I don’t have to cut off parts of Sonya’s body to fit in them.
The dress, makeup, hair and necklace can all be found in Cinema, which lasts the whole of October. [ SAKIDE ] is in Film Noir, lassitude & ennui in Fantasy/Musical and *Alice Project* and Adore & Abhor both in Action/Adventure.
Scene: Shady Falls Sim (1920’s roleplay sim, be polite when visiting)
Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: IKON – Sunrise Eyes Light Arabian Blue L | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: Adore & Abhor – Payback Lips & Eyes* | Hair: *Alice Project* – Willow High & Lower*
Outfit: Dress: [ SAKIDE ] – Black Dahlia Dress* | Shoes: G Field – Flower Pumps Eve Black | Stockings: Black Lace – Black Sheer Stockings | Gloves: Sn@tch – Leather Gloves Black | Ring: Mandala – Milky Nails White | Necklace: lassitude & ennui – The Queen’s Gambit*
Poses: aDORKable Poses – Confident Leo 1 | !bang – Stand 135 | D.Luxx – Secrets 03