O, to take what we love inside,
to carry within us an orchard, to eat
not only the skin, but the shade,
not only the sugar, but the days, to hold
the fruit in our hands, adore it, then bite into
the round jubilance of peach.
~ From “From Blossoms” by Li-Young Lee
A favorite poem of mine is from Li-Young Lee, about eating warm summer peaches at a roadstand. The simple enjoyment of sunshine and life is so abundant in this poem I love to read it out loud just to roll the sweetness on my own tongue. (Please, click the link and read it in full yourself.) This glorious dress from Mami Jewell reminded me of the poem with its beautiful simplicity and elegant lines. Lace and an undertint of a peach color is all that’s needed to bring life to this gorgeous gown.
My glowing skin is a new one from Brendon Papp. With its luscious tone, soft dusting of freckles, elegant eyebrows and simple loveliness, it’s a welcome blank palette for makeups. I chose a sophisticated eyeliner from Kianna Noel and matched a slightly messy updo from Thora Charron. Twinkling earrings from Belle Roussel dress the look up a bit (check out the very slight bit of bling). This is a sweet young peach who has had to work a little to make herself seem more sophisticated.
There are days we live
as if death were nowhere
in the background; from joy
to joy to joy, from wing to wing,
from blossom to blossom to
impossible blossom, to sweet impossible blossom.
Hair: [LeLutka]-JULIET 2.0 hair – IrishRed by Thora Charron for [LeLutka]
Skin: !Imabee: Stigma – Olivia – Base Skin / REDbrow / by Brendon Papp for Imabee
Makeup: -[AddiCt]-Aki Eyeshadow/liner-Rust by Kianna Noel for -[AddiCt]-
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Hazel (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *
Dress: -AZUL- Dailey/Coral (MMV2011finalist/Miss Bolivia) by Mami Jewell for -AZUL- *
Earrings: Ajisai Earrings Wht by Belle Roussel for Chop Zuey