Apr 4, 2009

Firefly Style: Serenity's Ladies

Not looking to copy or directly emulate, just evoke a little of the personal style of each of the characters while remaining recognizably Amyla Wakowski-Swindlehurst, my character in our recreation of the Firefly 'verse.

First up, Zoë, first mate of Serenity. She's a tough chica, lots of leather, firepower, determination and loyalty. She can kick ass and look damn fine while doing it. I'm wearing the corset from the Ella outfit from League, which is the closest thing to Zoë's leather vesty-thing I've got, over a top from Zaara that's a little dressier than Zoë might wear everyday, but is well-fitting and flattering as anything I'm sure she'd pick. I don't have anything quite like Zoë's necklace, but the dangly flexy bits on this Zeyla necklace from Shiny Things remind me very much of hers. Zoë tends to pack a Mare's Leg sawed-off shotgun, but Amyla's a pistol kinda girl, so I wore my Carlos AR-4s.

Next up, Kaylee, ship's mechanic. She spends a lot of time getting covered in all manner of gunk and grease, so I wore one of the Filth skins from [42]. Kaylee's personal style is quite young, cute but sexy, with bright colors and cute details and shoes you'd not expect to see a mechanic sport. She had her hair up in cute little piggybuns in the pilot episode in her scenes at the docks, and I just loved that look on her, so I went with my favorite piggybuns, the Annie May III hair from Celestial Studios.

Inara, a Registered Companion, is elegant. She tends to wear a lot of Asian- and Indian-inspired clothing, sometimes infusing one influence with another. Always impeccable and well-accessorized, never a hair out of place. This sari from Zaara is gorgeous, but not so formal that I feel overdressed. This hairstyle, the Princess Leia Double Braids from Curl Up & Dye, has been my go-to style lately for "up, elegant, dark and not a beast to render" hair.

River's look tends to mix soft, flowy pieces with biker shorts and stompy boots—when she's not barefoot. One of my favorite River outfits is the blue dress she wears in the Miranda scenes in the film Serenity. I love the contrast of that soft, shimmery dress with her boots, and I love the look of this PixelDolls skirt with these ETD Buckle Boots. River tends to layer her clothes, wearing sheer or loose-knit tops and sweaters over dresses and such, so I layered this sheer shirt over a snug satiny top, both from Ornamental Life sets.

Skin: Blowpop (Infinity Ava - pure honey - Look #3)
Hair: Maitreya (Piper II - Caramel)
Eyes: Miriel (Standard Eyes - Aquamarine)
Lashes: Sin Skins (Portia Lashes)
Shirt: Zaara (Moksh black top) *part of old lucky chair set*
Corset: League (Ella - Underbust Corset & Front Buckles)
Pants: League (Wild Angel Leather Pants - Brown)
Boots: Shiny Things (Ribbon Boots - brown)
Guns: Carlos Inc. (AR-4s V1.08)
Necklace: Shiny Things (Zeyla necklace - black)
Pose: Reel Expression (*Luth* Sassy 08)
Location in ship: Bridge

Skin: [42] (Filth - tan)
Hair: Celestial Studios (Annie May III - Cocoa)
Eyes: Miriel (Standard Eyes - Aquamarine)
Lashes: Sin Skins (Portia Lashes)
Tattoo: Nack Barnes (custom work)
Shirts: Zaara (Anjuna - green)
Shorts: Armidi ({Gisaci} Cambridge Shorts - Safari)
Shoes: Fuel (Bambee *Strawbs* Wedges)
Pose: Long Awkward Pose ([LAP] - Prissy)
Location in ship: Engine Room

Skin: Blowpop (Infinity Ava - pure honey - Look #2)
Hair: Curl Up & Dye (Princess Leia Double Braids - Deep Black)
Eyes: Miriel (Standard Eyes - Aquamarine)
Lashes: Sin Skins (Portia Lashes)
Clothes: Zaara (Menaka Sari - deep green)
Earrings: Shiny Things (Pyra Earrings - Gold)
Bracelets: Shiny Things (Ruma Bangles - Gold)
Pose: Long Awkward Pose ([LAP] - Jewelrypose)
Location in ship: Starboard Shuttle

Skin: Blowpop (Infinity Ava - pure honey - Look #1)
Hair: Maitreya (Apple - Chocolate)
Sheer overshirtOrnamental Life (Summer Feels Wee - Sprinkling Ocean)
Shirt: Ornamental Life (Dove - High The Sky)
Skirt: PixelDolls (Ragged Black Velvet Skirt)
Boots: ETD (Buckle Boots - Black)
Pose: Vain Inc. (*V*StreetBonusF)
Location in ship: Passenger Lounge

Sets: DP Designs (03-K64-Firefly - Serenity Replica) *taken at Blackburne display; official in-world display is at Paradiso*

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