The Summer’s Play

The Summer's Play

Little Fly,
Thy summer’s play
My thoughtless hand
Has brushed away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink, and sing,
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

~ “Little Fly” by Esperanza Spalding (Poem, “The Fly” by William Blake)

The Summer's Play

Esperanza Spalding took a poem by William Blake and set it to music. Regular readers of my blog know how much I admit her work and how awed I am by her talent. This song is the actual poem set to music and if you click through, you will be amazed too.

And it’s the perfect song for a summer outfit like this one, a song for summer play. I mix a lot of mesh in this outfit—first LeeZu Baxter’s newest blouse that comes with a sheer component or totally opaque. I like how LeeZu is pushing what mesh can do without worrying about waiting for the deformer, which is what I guessed the most innovative designers in SL would do and LeeZu has. She carefully works around the limitations of mesh as it is now, finding opportunities for new design ideas. I love the colors on this top but also her able engineering of the textures on the mesh. My skirt is also a great mesh piece from charming Meiler with well done folds and textures that bring the mesh to life.

The Summer's Play

My skin is one of moon Meiyo’s newest—a sweet simple skin with a very pretty and neutral makeup. Sometimes in the summer you don’t want a lot—just enough to bring a bloom into my look. My hair with hat is fabulous, isn’t it? Onyx LeShelle brings her mesh skills to hair this time with this big floppy hat (with great color change hud) and wind-blown locks. She always throws a curve in there—this time wisps escaping in the wind (as I hold my hat down).

The Summer's Play

If thought is life
And strength and breath
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die.

Hair (with hat): Maitreya Siobhan (Mesh) – Caramel by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Skin: B Cup[MyDear]Salma Skin- Medium 2 by moon Meiyo for [MyDear] *

Eyes: IKON Horizon Eyes – Hazel (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Top: [LeeZu!] Souci Top /peach by LeeZu Baxter for [LeeZu!] *

Skirt: ::{u.f.o}::on a windy day – coral by charming Meiler for ur.favorite.one

Nails: Leverocci – Round Nails_1FA_RosyManicure by Jin Elfan for Leverocci

Shoes: [Gos] Espadrilles in Peach by Gospel Voom for [Gos]

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5 responses to “The Summer’s Play

  1. I absolutely adore this outfit, but – sadly – could not locate the skirt. It’s OK, though Thanks for the inspiration! (Note: love your blog!)

    • OK this may be my fault. I go shopping and just grab things and don’t pay attention half the time and this may have been from 50L Friday and if so, I am bad bad. I hope the creator has other colors :/

  2. You are welcome, Harper! It really is OK about the skirt (whimper – teehee!), but I will investigate further…just for fun! :-)

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