When it comes to haute couture and Second Life fashion a number of names come to mind. It is a vibrant and continually evolving area of fashion, which retains its excitement through the efforts of many wonderful designers. Haute couture is the fashion style that is responsible for attracting many to this industry, whether they are designers, models or photographers. To me, this area of fashion is one of the most expressive for all involved.
This past June, I had the pleasure of showing MB-Design’s new summer line in a post on this blog. Moanasyrene Boucher isn’t one to rest on her laurels and she’s recently been working on releases for her new winter line of haute couture dresses. From what I’ve seen so far, these are exciting new designs that once again demonstrate Moanasyrene’s range and creativity. Her use of colors and textures continue to excite, as I believe you’ll see in the several dresses shown today.
The first dress seen, on the left below, is Barocco in pink and orange. This is a beautiful lace dress with a full ankle length skirt. The flower patterned lace of the skirt uses a color fade from pink to black producing a gorgeous contrast of colors. The strapless bodice has one of Moanasyrene’s new features in this line, flexible prim frills over the bust. Here, this accent is colored in an orange to black fade. To make this dress even more haute couture, lace gloves with prim cuffs and a hat with lace veil are added. And for completeness, there is even a pretty pink and black lace panty included.
For the woman who wants to show off her curves, Pearl (above, right) may be just the thing. This dress was just released this week and features a very deep V neckline trimmed in beautiful black lace. The back of the bodice is open and the shoulder straps have flexible prim frills. The hem of the variegated violet skirt is adorned with more black lace. All the elements of this dress come together wonderfully to produce a very feminine look.
Designers get their inspiration from many places and nature is often one of them. Next we see a couple of flower inspired designs from a series named Bloom. The first is Bloom in flame, a brilliant red color. The skirt is ankle length in back with the front hem raised to offer an enticing view of the legs, reminiscent of the petals of a flower inviting the bee to the reward within. The strapless bodice is made from lace and we see the use of the prim frills on the bust again.
The final new release seen here is the Mystique Bloom. The skirt is colored in deep purple and black and shaped in a petal like formation reminiscent of a rose. Rising from the flowery image is a lacy bodice with V neckline and delicate shoulder straps. Lace gloves, patterned stockings and a sculpted prim choker are all included. The attention to detail can be seen in the prim bows added to each glove. This is a very fresh and exciting design that bodes well for MB’s future.
If you decide to visit MB-Design to check out these dresses and to see what else Moanasyrene has recently done, keep an eye out for the limited time offer. The Romantic Lace dress pictured below is available for L$5 for a very limited time. This dress normally retails for L$310.
Truth‘s Berri 2 Hair and Tesla‘s Vixen Pumps in Liquorice were used for these photos. Also seen in some are EarthStones‘ Princess Pearls Necklace, Claris Pearl Earrings from Muse Fine Jewelry and Black Lace Stockings from No.9 Nylons.