I Used To Be A Dancer, But Now I’m Just (Re)tired

1 I Used To Be A Flapper

Have you ever seen those older ladies who don’t dress their age? I don’t mean that they’re sporting skinny jeans and piercings – I mean they’re fully made up and wearing the clothes they wore when they were young and desirable. Depending on their era, it might be a poodle skirt and twin set or a flapper dress and feathered headband.

I want to be like that when I grow up. Never forgetting the time when I was a bit of a bombshell. When heads turned to see “the girl in the hat.” When I knew how to flirt but not be a tease. When I was the centre of attention and loving every moment.

That is a gift that takes a lot of confidence to pull off. I hope I remember how I danced like tomorrow wasn’t coming. How I had the world in my hands and I was never letting go.

The dress and headpiece I’m wearing are from Salt & Pepper at the Vintage & Cool Fair. No, they’re not the era I grew up in, but they evoked the memory of a time when I was the dancer, and not just (re)tired.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Dress: Salt & Pepper S&P Dress Audrey by xxSaltandPepperxx (available at Vintage & Cool Fair 2015 – August 21 – September 4)
*Headpiece: Salt & Pepper S&P Audrey Headpiece by xxSaltandPepperxx
(available at Vintage & Cool Fair 2015 – August 21 – September 4)
Shoes: Pure Poison – Andreea Pumps – Maitreya – RARE by Shaleene Kenin (gacha prize)
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Iris” (Fatpack) by Marisa Kira (group gift)
Tattoo: [White~Widow] Midnight in Paris – Maitreya Mesh Body by Julie Hastings
Skin: -Glam Affair – Summerv3 – America 02 E by aida Ewing
Body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0 by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Maldives by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Bench: Cheeky Pea :CP: Sweetwater Bench Burnt by Isla Gealach
Surround: Pixel Mode – Victoria’s Hideaway – Sun Cover by Tya Fallingbridge (gacha prize)
Table: Pixel Mode – Victoria’s Hideaway – Willow Side Table by Tya Fallingbridge (gacha prize)

Pose by the bench

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet