“…I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes. “
~ James Joyce, “Ulysses” (inspiration for Kate Bush)
What do Andalusian girls wear? Roses in their hair, at their waist, beautiful dresses. This dress from Mami Jewell would suit an Andalusian girl just fine with its bold red color and bright blowsy roses. Mami makes a sheer texture like no other in SL—there are no alpha clashes—it’s pure netting and light and airy in the flexi settings. The system pieces are rendered perfectly, as always. Mami is generously donating proceeds from this dress for Japanese relief—to help folks in her own country.
My skin is a new one from Diarmiud Miklos. I was struck by the beautiful rendering of the features and the gorgeous collarbone. (These things matter, people!) The hair base is not truly black hair—it’s more dark brown, so I wore a mixed color updo from DBS Heart rather than a straight black. I tucked a rose from Siyu Suen above my ear and donned extravagantly beautiful earrings from Dita Tron.
You can’t see my shoes in the first two shots but they are under there. (I took off the skirt to show them). A new offering from Nardya Rousselot, they are being featured at the Shoe Fair. Nardya is back in action in SL again, and thank goodness for that. Her toes are the some of the loveliest tootsies in SL and her styling is influenced by her South American life. Check out the great metallic accents on the straps that Nardya so skillfully renders. These are pretty darn hot for any girl, even an Andalusian girl ;)
Written while listening to Kate Bush’s “Flower of the Mountain” and struggling with shadows in Firestorm.
Hair: ::DBS::Mireya-ebonytan by DBS Heart for Bishwear
Skin: ISPACHI Skin [ PORTIA ] Tanned ~ Hair/Bluebells by Diarmuid Miklos for ISPACHI, available at the Skin and Shape Expo *
Makeup: M.O.C.K Cosmetics Red Hot Lipstain (Lipcolor only) by Mocksoup Graves for M.O.C.K Cosmetics
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Dark Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *
Dress: -AZUL- Esperanca/Egretta(Red)/Japan Relief Fundraiser by Mami Jewell for –AZUL- *
Earrings: NEW – FuLo – “Lacie” earring – Ruby by Dita Tran for FuLo *
Rose: *~*Hair Rose: Red/Copy by Siyu Suen for *~*Illusions*~*
Shoes: NX-Nardcotix MANA Rosa Maria Fire by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix *