My Mother’s Flowers

My Mother's Flowers

Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

My Mother's Flowers

Today I went to see my mother in the transitional rehab place. She had knee replacement earlier this week, and while not life-threatening, it is painful as heck. She sent me to her house to pick up a “few” things (three bags full) and while I was there, I noticed her irises were in bloom, so I cut a few and put them in a vase because she won’t be home in time to see them this summer. They were the gladdest things she received.

Fashion for Life starts June 7, and again we are enjoying the fashions of SL on behalf of Relay for Life in SL. This year, each designer donated to participate and every single sale will have a percentage donated to RFL (which is different from previous years). Each designer will be presenting at least one exclusive and new item. (Most of them are offering many more than that.) Cajsa Lilliehook has led the charge with Grace Loudon coordinating the building of 10 amazing sims. In fact, I am on the sim that Éclair Martinek designed, and it’s absolutely gorgeous.

Sage Pexie is presenting this absolutely breathtaking dress for Fashion for Life as her exclusive in pink and sage green. Sage told me that pink lilies were her mother’s favorite flower, so she designed this dress in honor of her mother, who passed from lung cancer that spread to her bones in December 2009. With a separate halter top and skirt, it’s versatile as well as beautiful. I wear Kathrin Dassin’s lovely jewelry, also an offering for Fashion for Life, with the dress. Kat is selling two sets of intricately made and beautiful jewelry with part of the price going to RFL.

My Mother's Flowers

My skin is Emmira’s gorgeous offer for Fashion for Life. She is offering five make ups in two versions with Slink and Lola appliers. This beautiful makeup is radiant and perfect for this dress and the atmosphere of summertime with a luscious tan. English is not Emmira’s native language but she has managed to join Fashion for Life with other creators who are interpreting for her. It’s an amazing thing that we have so many designers willing to do this—transcend a language barrier to contribute. My hair is Kimberlee Miles’ lovely full piece, which comes in two lengths with a texture-change HUD and the rose  with a HUD as a bonus.

My Mother's Flowers

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into. ~ Henry Beecher

Hair: (Chemistry) Hair – Tamora (Medium) by Kimberlee Miles for (Chemistry) *

Skin: ::EM:: Emma Skin NAtural NJ by Emmira for Envyme, available at Fashion for Life, starting June 7

Eyes: [Buzz] Ardent Eyes – Chlorine by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri, available at Kustom 9 *

Gown: Sage Judy Pink Gown by Sage Pexie for Sage Fashions, available at Fashion for Life, starting June 7

Jewelry: Moondance Jewels Sayuri Bracelet, Earrings, Ring by Kathrin Dassin for Moondance Boutique, available at Fashion for Life, starting June 7

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Nailed It – French Manicure – Pastels Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

To me the outdoors is what you must pass through in order to get from your apartment into a taxicab.” ~ Fran Lebowitz

The Great Outdoors

Summer is coming. I know it is! I am ready! Tobias Convair and Tya Fallingbridge have a few outdoor accessories that I have put to good use on my parcel. First Tya has this wonderful hammock at the Liaison Collaborative that comes in two wood tones with color change pillows and single and couples poses plus some adult for romantic encounters. I set it on the front porch of my house so I could lounge by the water, reading the New Yorker on my iPad and getting some fresh air.

Tobias has made a darling cabana house in “Crayola colors,” which goes well with his Pinewood Cottage. I can imagine all the colors lined up on a beach. (Would be great accompanied by cabana boys, hm?) Tya has made these fabulous lounge chairs in four different iterations and mirrored so you can set them up as you please. They include great single poses too. These are also available at the Liaison Collaborative.

The Great Outdoors

Even in the great outdoors, I need to dress up, even if my heels sink in the lawn. Mistahmoose is a new guy on the fashion scene in SL, a game/graphics designer who has decided to ply his trade in world. These shoes are an example of his work. Designed for the Slink mid foot, they include a great texture-change HUD. (And the textures are a sort of suede, which shows brilliantly in the colors.) With a sexy shape and a new look, these shoes are some of the first pieces Mistahmoose has released. I look forward to more!

Movin’ on up, I wear a great artistic dress from Bamshyl Bookmite, one of her offerings for Fashionart. She has made a series of this mesh dress with solid colors and artistic/abstract patterns like this one, perfect for fashion and art. My jewelry I found while shopping from a recommendation in Skin Addiction. Velvetskin makes this necklace and bracelet with a HUD that has several texture change options for the different pieces and also offers the necklace in pieces (so you can wear, say, just the hanging stone on the chain). The set comes with the necklace, bracelets and earrings. I chose to wear a cute little cuff from Jaycee Dover that I picked up at Kustom 9 on my other wrist. Brightly colored nail polish from Di Hoorenbeek brightens my look.

The Great Outdoors

I love these low ponytails from Kimberlee Miles. With three different hair color sets to choose from, I chose the middle set which carries mostly gingers and reds and browns. I love this bright ginger as it matches the playful nature of the style. My skin is one of Inka Mexicola’s lovely pieces for the Dressing Room Fusion with peachy lips and beautifully shaped eyes and brows.

The Great Outdoors

Marry an outdoors woman. Then if you throw her out into the yard on a cold night, she can still survive. ~ W. C. Fields

Hair: (Chemistry) Hair – Prairie (Rigged) by Kimberlee Miles for (Chemistry) *

Skin: Essences – Siggy TDRF03 *blonde* by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at The Dressing Room Fusion *

Eyes: [Brixley] Spring Eyes – evergreen by Isabelle Requiem for Brixley *

Dress: B BOS -Julie Dress-Thought by Bamshyl Bookmite for B Bos, available at Fashionart *

Necklace: **RE** LUX Liana Necklace – A+B+C by Velvetskin for RealEvil Industries

Bracelets: **RE** LUX Liana Bracelet – A+B – R by Velvetskin for RealEvil Industries and L U X E – Wooden Cuff Grayscale by Jaycee Dover for Luxe, available at Kustom 9

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

Nail Appliers: Di’s Opera – Fingernails HUD – Fruits by Di Hoorenbeek for Di’s Opera *

Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) – Mid by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: [Shimmer] Uptown Girl Heel by Mistahmoose for Shimmer *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

In the great outdoors: