The Flower in the Dream

The Flower in the Dream

“What if you slept? And what if, in your sleep, you went to heaven and there plucked a strange and beautiful flower? And what if, when you awoke, you had the flower in your hand? Ah, what then?” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Flower in the Dream

Sometimes when I do these blog entries, it’s very early or very late. In today’s case, very early. I woke up, pondered my dreams, which usually involve complicated architecture and odd stories with various people I know mixed in ways they shouldn’t be (like why is my dentist gardening with my childhood pal..?) I don’t write them down but I do lie there and savor them—the colors, the shapes and ideas, the odd juxtapositions.

Last night I started putting together this look and finished it this morning, fresh out of a dream. I liked how the floral print in this new mesh jacket from LeeZu Baxter started a theme. The jacket itself insists on a fanciful look—something out of the ordinary, so I was duly challenged. I picked up the theme with tights from Nena Janus and then discovered this whimsical skirt from Azure Electricteeth at Collabor88. Mesh unrigged boots from Nena Janus ground the look but barely.

The Flower in the Dream

Adding to the ethereal quality of this dream is Aida Ewing’s new skin, Renee, with a beautiful blushing makeup that is barely there. I know you can barely see it because I have this fabulous flower eye patch from Ling Serenity. Her store is a must see, with inexpensive tanks, mesh and other accoutrements. Go now! I have worn this hair from Chiaki Xue before but it was so perfect in shade and concept. The separate bangs have color change so you can switch up the look subtly or boldly.

The Flower in the Dream

I would like to give you the silver
branch, the small white flower, the one
word that will protect you
from the grief at the center
of your dream, from the grief
at the center…

~ Margaret Atwood, from “Variation on the Word Sleep”

Hair: *Dura-Girl*42(Sandrift) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: Glam Affair – Renee – Trending 02 BL by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Storm (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Jacket: [LeeZu!} Tasia Jacket  (mesh,rigged) /roses by LeeZu! by LeeZu Baxter for LeeZu! *

Skirt: Tee*fy Emily Mini Flare Skirt Grey by Azure Electricteeth for Tee*fy, available at Collabor88

Tights: *League* Side-Gartered Stockings -BlackFloral -Black Garter by Nena Janus for *League*

Eye patch: Flower eye patch BND by Ling Serenity for BND

Boots: *League* Dhara Boots –Port by Nena Janus for *League*

Poses by Olaenka Chesnokov for oOo Studio

Written while listening to Devotchka with the Colorado Symphony

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