An Orchid in the Snow

An Orchid in the Snow

“The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches.” ~ E.E. Cummings

An Orchid in the Snow

Monica Outlander recently put on a fashion show of epic proportions with some of her newest Black Label fashions on display. I was not able to go but I understand it was quite something and I am not surprised, because when Monica thinks, she thinks grandly and with sweeping creativity and beauty. She invited many people to participate in The Golden Thread, her show, and asked people to make artistic photos using her Black Label Fashions. I did one for the show but it’s not PG enough for the blog, so you can see it here.

One of the most beautiful pieces from the show was this dress, Shae, which is an absolutely gorgeous mesh assemblage with materials features (see the sheen on the bottom). In this gown, Monica brings romanticism to the modern by using mesh to create folds of brocade and satin and sheer taffeta in a pile up of gorgeous materials. Each detail—from the bead-decorated bodice to the buttons running down the corset to the flowers adorning the hips is attended to with loving care. This is how haute couture is supposed to work—a celebration of the senses and shapes. Monica outdid herself and truly produced a work of art.

An Orchid in the Snow

The dress suits this new skin from Rocketta Haven. Yes, I showed it yesterday but I have to show it again today because I am absolutely smitten. The delicacy of this skin, the gentle features, the romance of the look deserves more than just a glance. Even the hands are lovely (featuring a nail applier from Sasy Scarborough perfect for the holidays). My side swept hair is MissAllSunday Lemon’s newest release, an almost wind-blown style that echoes the drama of Monica’s dress.

An Orchid in the Snow

“Whenever she turned her steep focus to me, I felt the warmth that flowers must feel when they bloom through the snow, under the first concentrated rays of the sun.” ~ Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Casey Mesh Hair – Cinnamon by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills *

Skin: [KOOQLA] Bisquit . Nude 02 (lb) by Rocketta Haven for Kooqla *

Eyes: .ID. November Gift 2013 #2 by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard

Dress: Miamai_BL_Shae by Monica Outlander for Miamai *

Jewelry: Eclectica ‘Enchant’ pearl earrings and necklace by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica *

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 Left by Siddean Munro for Slink

Hand appliers: KOOQLA : Slink Appliers – Bisquit (hands) by Rocketta Haven for Kooqla *

Nail appliers:  Flair – Nail Hud Add On – Slink Avatar Enhancement – Set 192 by Sasy Scarborough for Flair *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

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One thought on “An Orchid in the Snow

  1. Harper, to you and all your readers my wish to you all, in the words of someone far more talented that myself, and to all your readers please substitute whatever word(s) that has/have special meaning for you in lieu of the word Xmas

    So this is Xmas
    And what have you done
    Another year over
    And a new one just begun
    And so this is Xmas
    I hope you have fun
    The near and the dear one
    The old and the young

    A very Merry Xmas
    And a happy New Year
    Let’s hope it’s a good one
    Without any fear

    And so this is Xmas (war is over)
    For weak and for strong (if you want it)
    For rich and the poor ones (war is over)
    The world is so wrong (if you want it)
    And so happy Xmas (war is over)
    For black and for white (if you want it)
    For yellow and red ones (war is over)
    Let’s stop all the fight (now)

    A very Merry Xmas
    And a happy New Year
    Let’s hope it’s a good one
    Without any fear

    And so this is Xmas (war is over)
    And what have we done (if you want it)
    Another year over (war is over)
    A new one just begun (if you want it)
    And so happy Xmas (war is over)
    We hope you have fun (if you want it)
    The near and the dear one (war is over)
    The old and the young (now)

    A very Merry Xmas
    And a happy New Year
    Let’s hope it’s a good one
    Without any fear

    War is over, if you want it
    War is over now

    Happy Xmas

    ~ John Lennon

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