“Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here
To get through this thing called life….”
~ Prince (Super Bowl half time show)
I got teary-eyed like everyone else when I found out Prince had died. I grew up during his ascendancy—he was on my AM radio in my old Nova when I drove to work in high school. His album, 1999, was one of the first I bought when I read an outstanding interview in Rolling Stone (I was 13). When I first saw him in the video for “Little Red Corvette,” I was shocked by how sexy a man could be.
When I went to college in Minnesota, his live shows in the Cities were already reknowned. When he wrote, “Sometimes it snows in April,” I knew just what he was talking about (because it does up here). I am heartbroken that he passed after such a long winter—I am sure he would have greeted the spring with relief and happiness like the rest of us.
Best of all, Prince transcended race and gender and class more than anyone else. He didn’t run to LA but stayed in Minnesota, keeping his wealth there, and turn into a privileged fat cat, rather choosing to fight for the rights of artists to make an income and generously giving his artistry to other musicians. He loved women—sexually but also intellectually, spiritually, and of course, emotionally. He supported so many women artists (writing for them but also employing them) but also respected women. His masculinity was never threatened by women. And race kind of went away with Prince. The people who surrounded him were of all races and mixed, as he was.
By the way, my son was mortified when I blasted “Little Red Corvette” in the car yesterday while we were cruising down Lake Drive on our way home. He was doubly mortified when I explained that the song was full of sexual innuendo. Bahahaha!
This look has nothing and everything to do with Prince. Prince was, I think, about the future and imagined other lives and ways of being. So my girl here belongs on a space station. Start with the sexy dress from Unitedcolorsteam for ROMP, one that is sexy but even sexier on this otherworldly woman. I accessorized with a stellar necklace from AvaGardner Kungler and bangle from Mea Carnell, both for Shiny Shabby, which just opened. Senzati0n Domenitzo’s sexy gladiator pumps finish the look.
The real story here (besides my meandering about Prince) is the opening of Fantasy Faire. The sims are, as always, gorgeous and the generous content available with 100% donation to Relay for Life is incredible. MissAllSunday Lemon is offering three hairs in the Solar colorway as her donation, including this funky bob that has studs (which I made transparent with her HUD). Aikea Rieko is also at the Faire and debuting two sets of fantasy skins, one of which is inspired by galaxies of stars and comes in many different color combos. She also offers almost any kind of applier you can imagine and I chose to use the Logo Alex head, which shows the skin beautifully. I honestly think a sexy space girl like this would catch Prince’s eye.
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Cleo Mesh Hair by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at the Fantasy Faire *
Skin applier: :[P]:- Constella Skin (Femme):// Kiyana by Aikea Rieko for The Plastik, available at the Fantasy Faire *
Mesh head: LOGO Alex v3.0 Omega by Maximillion Grant for LOGO *
Eyes: [theSkinnery] Sona eyes (Omega Applier) 9 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at the Chapter Four *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya
Dress: UC_Triangle_dress_all in 1_Maitreya_Lara by Unitedcolorsteam for United Colors, available at ROMP *
Necklace: (Kunglers) Chris necklace – Teal by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra, available at Shiny Shabby *
Bangles: Meva Indrya Bangle golden by Mea Carnell for Meva, available at Shiny Shabby *
Shoes: Essenz – Ankara (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at the Black Fashion Fair *
Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin
Taken at Solaris Space Station
Great post, Harper, and so interesting to hear of your reminisces – something from the common people rather than hyped reports.
Thank you :)
His name was Prince and he was Funky.
Yeah, he sure was :)
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