The common hill-flowers wither, but they blossom again. The laburnum will be as yellow next June as it is now. In a month there will be purple stars on the clematis, and year after year the green night of its leaves will hold its purple stars. But we never get back our youth. ~ Oscar Wilde
Finally the flowers are out! I have been taking walks and snapping photos left and right of people’s gorgeous gardens. By the end of August. I hope my clematis climbs as high as the one Lilith Heart is selling at Fameshed. The detail for such low land impact is amazing.
Kiddo Oh’s gorgeous dress for the Cosmopolitan Room is a lovely full mesh piece that evokes dresses young ladies wore for cotillions but with a sexy twist in skirt cut up to there and side panels cut to the waist. With a delicate crystal embellishment along the bodice, it comes in four lovely shades, but I thought this delicate shade was perfect.
Bubbles Clawtooth came out with this retro style for Collabor88, available with or without bangs and with a nice texture-change bow. I think my mom wore a style very similar to this in the early 60s and it suits this ball gown just fine when one thinks of the last bloom of innocence in a young woman. My pretty skin is Inka Mexicola’s lovely new skin, available in her store with all the eyebrow shades you can shake a stick at. As always, her eyes are soulful with thick groomed brows and a piquant smile.
Skin: Essences [Illamasqua] medium02 *brunette* by Inka Mexicola for Essences *
Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – morning by Constance Daehlie for #adored *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya
Nail appliers: Nailed It – Maitreya – Pastels Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *
Shoes: Ingenue :: Lara Heels (Maitreya) :: Blush by Betty Doyle for Ingenue
Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)