Back again for another head to toe look all found at The Free Dove, which means that this entire look is FREE! There’s a brand new designer, with a brand new set of jewelry available at The Free Dove. However, to readers of this blog, she is a regularly featured designer, I know her as Kimbra, owner, and designer of Beloved Jewelry. As she is both an absolutely fantastic person, awesome at customer service, creative, and affordable, she’s a natural fit for both my blog and The Free Dove! I couldn’t be happier that this will be a great way for more people to discover this gem, oh and her store too.
So naturally, this being both a brand-spankin’ new item to The Free Dove, and from Beloved Jewelry, I used her “Rows of Garnet Set” as the inspiration for the rest of the look. Which wasn’t a hardship for me as I simply adore garnets. Both the earrings and the necklace, including a resizable version are included in the box. If you’ve not yet tried to follow my modify instructions in my last Free Dove Challenge post, there’s also a pose stand in here to help you adjust this jewelry, and whatever else you may need! The word Garnet actually comes from the Latin word “Garanatus,” meaning “seedlike,” in reference to a pomegranate. Can’t you just imagine these stones as beautiful, and less sticky, deep red seeds of the fruit? Therefore, they are often cut round just like this set. Garnet is also January’s birthstone, so an excellent time to head down and snag this!
Garnets, to me, are one of the more versatile gems, they can be dressed up or dressed down to be either formal or casual, considering the design, I wanted to pair it with a simple, dressy, but not formal dress, and my eye eventually settled on this dress in this rich chocolate brown shade. The “DE.Boutique AW16 Soraia Dress Colors” actually comes with a color HUD with 8 choices, so if you like my look, but not this color, you can choose another! I’m a total sucker for a classic wrap dress, and the heat this high slit adds might just make it perfect for Valentine’s Day if you choose the red. Having each tie slowly undone….*fans self and gets back on topic*. The Soraia Dress comes sized for Maitreya, and all Slink and Belleza sizes.
I also felt this shaggy, tousled, short do was a perfect sexy addition to the look. Good news for the men, who *snort* obviously read this female fashion blog in droves, it’s a unisex style. Ok, ladies, maybe tell your male friends about it. The Firelight Unisex Mitchel Hair actually comes as a light red out of the box, but Firelight has generously included a color tinter wheel in the package. Slide the sliders, or use your mouse to locate the perfect color and shade of your choice, then click on the rectangle box above the wheel that displays the color to apply it to the hair. I think you lose a bit of the highlights from the original when you choose this option, so if you’d love a sizzling short ginger look, I’d leave it as is!
Since so very much skin is showing, I thought a bracelet to break things up a bit would be nice. Secrets have a set of bracelets out called the Anais Bracelets. There are several options in the box, in both silver and gold, and are resizable. You can wear the full set, or choose to wear one or the other bracelets solo. I’m including the vendor Ad so you can see more detail of this lovely set. I’m wearing the full set in silver.
The rest of the details are rather straightforward, my ever used “Anna Skin” from Avi-glam, the classic round toe pumps with HUD from Baby Monkey, as well as makeup from my favorite huge box of goodies from Dulce Secrets. In this case, I used “::DS:: Opulence Makeup 2” which is a full face makeup tattoo that I find cleanly beautiful. Additionally, I painted my nails with a polish from that gift, the “All That Glitters Solid Slink Nail Hud” choosing the Bronze option from the palette. Of course, all of these, plus every other thing in this entire post today is FREE and located at The Free Dove. You’ll need to join The Free Dove group, but it is, as always, FREE to join!
Body: Slink Hourglass
Additional Landscaping Credits (Items not found at the Free Dove, only used to set the scene)
Sim: Skybox scene from $60L Plus Rentals
Grape Barrels: Moon_Sha “Moon_Sha” Grapes Barrels & Sacs
Picnic Basket: Wood Works Furniture and Home Decor “Picnic Basket w/ wine”
Grass: Lunaria “Fluffy Grass”