From Nicky Ree I'm featuring the RFL 2011 Mara Art Deco dress. This dress has beautiful patterns underlining its elegant look. The back is equally elegant with its low cut and as its often the case with Nicky Ree's dresses it comes with multible skirt options.Here Im showing the long version, but upon purchase you'll also also get it in a short, svelte and grandeur version. The Mara dress comes with a long history of only being sold at special events such at that Relay for Life, with a different fabric or pattern each time. One should maybe start to collect the different editions :)
For these dresses, you could add this cute piece of jewelry as I'm showing in close-up above of here. The symbolic little ribbon jewelry is the Cancer Awareness Ribbon from Peeps Fashion. Since it also have the classic pearl design, it works very well in a more elegant imagery like the Nicky Ree dress.
If you're wondering why so many of the outfits are in black and white, it's because this years theme is called “Beyond Black and White,” is a way to embody the spirit of cancer survivors everywhere as they find hope rising out of the dark diagnosis of cancer.
Then there is more goodies from LeeZu, like this interesting dress I'm showing above of here named A Mon Insu. With the great colors and details you're sure to get noticed anywhere. I'm especially liking the texturing details and the asummetrical lines that together with the hat, gives a truly unique look.
In the more colorful apect we have this very romantic Coppelia Gown, in blush from Evie's Closet. This dress seems like it could turn any girl into the queen of the ball. Actually the flowers I'm wearing in my hair is another item from Evie's, called the Secret Garden Wreath. It does not come with the dress, but its great to underline a romantic theme. It comes in a single or double version.
Here as the last, I'll show you the elegant Yvonne Black Gown the FFL item from Clio, which any Femme fatale would be proud to wear. Clio explains that usually she is into a lot of colors and that she makes everything from scratch. I think she got away really great the black and white theme of the fair as well with this dress.
Now maybe you're thinking you don't really use gowns so often, but if you ever do, is there a better time to invest in one than now? It all benefits the good course of fighting cancer. Hope you feel inspired by some of these dresses and let yourself loose. All the money is benefitting donations to the American Cancer Society via the SL Relay for Life. Go shopping here! :)
Accessories used in the pictures and not part of the fair
Hair pic 1: Truth - Kami - crow
Hair pic 2: Magika Hair - Sandara
Hair pic 3: Truth - Miranda - fudge
Hair pic 4: Truth - Nikhita 2 - fudge
Pose pic 1: TorridWear - Curves 3
Pose pic 2: Exposeur - Sara
Pose pic 3: Exposeur - Top Model Raina
Pose pic 4: Exposeur - Monique