The Orchid Thief

In a previous virtual incarnation, my persona surrounded herself with orchids. She wore orchid perfume, lived in a “hot house,” had a black orchid tattoo on her shoulder blade. During my first year in SL, in fact, I wore a poorly (self) made black orchid tattoo on my shoulder blade to remind myself of my previous virtual being.

The Orchid Thief

It was no wonder then that I would want to show this beautiful dress from Kimmera Madison. Named after Honey Fairweather, who is herself a very precious and unique blossom (as I have learned having met and worked with her), the dress is adorned with beautiful golden and brown orchids shaped like lady slippers and so exquisitely textured I can’t stop looking at them. The textures throughout the rest of the prims are also beautiful with translucency and alpha clash being used as a benefit. The wavy hem on the bottom is a brilliant touch and that one detail alone reveals how Kimmera’s work is a cut above the rest.

The Orchid Thief

I show this beautiful dress with a lovely glowing skin from Mallory Cowen. Made specifically for blondes, this set includes several makeups and all have the light brow and coloring more appropriate for blondes, which is sometimes a hard find in SL. Another hard find is a decent blonde texture on hair. Bubbles Clawtooth’s is a beautiful honey blonde, elegant and warm without being too yellow.

The Orchid Thief

Just as I wonder
whether it’s going to die,
the orchid blossoms

and I can’t explain why it
moves my heart, why such pleasure

comes from one small bud
on a long spindly stem…

…it’s
purely erotic,

pistil and stamen, pollen,
dew of the world, a spoonful

of earth, and water…

~Sam Hamill, The Orchid Flower

Hair: CBC: Mrs.Mittens – Bombshell Blonde by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth

Skin: LAQ ~ Pearl – 10 [Peach] Glow skin by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki

Dress: Tres Beau “Honey” by Kimmera Madison for Tres Beau *

Earrings: E! Twisted Earrings by Eclectic Wingtips for E! Eclectic Apparel and Accessories