My wonderful aunt and uncle live in California. They are deep-seated liberals, borne of growing up in the age of Hippies. When they got married, my aunt carried daisies in her bouquet and my uncle had long hair—to his shoulders! (My uncle got stopped by the police in Highland Park, Illinois, when he was visiting her once because of that long hair.)
Now they are about to hit retirement age. They have not lost their liberal ideals, though the sparkle in their eyes has turned to a steely pragmatism. My uncle’s hair—what is left of it, is cut short. My aunt grows daisies now—under her orange tree.
This outfit reminds me of women of her generation and inclination. The top is a great flowing silky top with a sexy decollatage (remember “free love”?) from Simone Stern. Pants are updated and chic from Anyusha Lilienthal.
The jewelry is something our former hippie found at a cute jewelry shop in Solvang. With its handworked metal, highly shined onyx stones, leather lariat style, this artisan-crafted piece by Abraxxa Anatine would be right up her alley. She spoke to the maker (Abraxxa) when she got it and found out that it’s her true joy to make pieces that make her customers happy. She was fascinated with Abraxxa’s exquisite fine work and felt she was walking out of the shop with a piece of portable art.
Finally the shoes. She used to wear only practical shoes, and generally still does, but dressing up requires dress up shoes, and these designer pair from Onyx LeShelle are perfect. (She is not beyond materialism if it looks good and fits well, thank you.)
She is wearing the shoes with pants to show you how a really well designed prim toe shoe can work in SL. (This is not taken in 2.0, incidentally.) Onyx has somehow figured out how to combine the invisiprims she needs with the prims on the shoe so the wearer only has one piece to wear and not two. Therefore the prims do not obscure the pants or cause a conflict and if these came with prim legs, would not conflict with those. It’s great design, top to bottom—beautiful work with ingenious engineering.
“California, I’m coming home..” ~ Joni Mitchell
Hair: >TRUTH< Tina – champagne by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH<
Skin: ::Tuli:: Eva (tone 3/li) 05a by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *
Top: SSH – Hippy Top – Red by Simone Stern for Style Starts Here
Pants: Ibizarre Romy Leather Pants (black) by Anyusha Lilienthal for Ibizarre
Jewelry: EarthStones Ti’ana Necklace & Earring Set – Onyx by Abraxxa Anatine for Earthstones *
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Aequus Red by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya