Autumn Movement

I cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts.

The field of cornflower yellow is a scarf at the neck of the copper sunburned woman, the mother of the year, the taker of seeds.

The northwest wind comes and the yellow is torn full of holes, new beautiful things come in the first spit of snow on the northwest wind, and the old things go, not one lasts.

~ Carl Sandburg

Autumn Movement

Autumn has peaked here and all it leaves are the memories of colors and the golden sunlight scattered on the lawn. AvaGardner Kungler’s evening dress reminds me of those colors with its rich gold so beautifully rendered and dark leaves. AvaGardner understands how to highlight the sheen that might show in a fabric and does a terrific job with the system piece bodice, doing just that.

Autumn Movement

I wear this dress over one of Kira Ahn’s skins, currently at a discount at her closing sale for dekade. This African-American skin is gorgeous with great highlighting. I especially love the eyes and lips. I adjusted my facial features quite substantially on my shape to make the skin make more sense. I am curious if Kira was fitting this skin to a thinner nose because I found it hard to make a nose that made sense.

Queue Marlowe made this absolutely gorgeous updo with an optional band that can be modified to any color you choose through the old-fashioned, scriptless edit and color change. (Honestly, sometimes that’s all it takes, folks—low lag and easy peasy ;)) I wear pretty leaf earrings from Caroline Apollo for this autumn theme and a great texture change bracelet from Julia Tower.

Autumn Movement

I cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts.

Hair: AD – kathryn dark with hibi band by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: [dekade.] SKINS BARDOT-Zuri/Ebony/Eyebrows 02/Hair/Make up 03 by Kira Ahn for [dekade.]

Dress: (Kunglers Couture) Sophia – amber by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers

Earrings: (Caroline’s Jewelry) Gold Leaf Earring Large by Caroline Apollo for Caroline’s Jewelry

Bracelet: [} Jasha {] Verandi Bangle – Right by Julia Tower for [} Jasha {]

Girl About the Grid

Yesterday I spent a lot of time running around the grid. Two fashion shows to attend, a release to get out for RFyre, a performance to see at Burning Life, a show to run, etc etc etc. I wanted to look chic and to be able to move among events without having to change. You know how Saturdays are in SL.

Girl About the Grid

Since I was attending a show for Nardya Rousselot, I put on one of her dresses. I loved the color and the clever way in which the sculpty skirt was incorporated. A lot of sculpty skirts don’t move right—this one was short enough that when I was dancing it didn’t look like I had a huge… prim attached to my waist. As usual, Nardya’s textures were rich and real.

Girl About the Grid

I accompanied the dress with hair from The designers at are doing their job well—giving us the kinds of looks we love. The textures are deep and well-colored. The styles are contemporary and useable for day-to-day wear—nothing outrageous  or contrived–lots of ponytails and loose updos, bobby pinned and tied back.

I wore it with a skin from Lorac Farella. I have been showing quite a few different skins in the blog, but I always keep going back to Lorac’s because they are artistic and beautiful and unique. No one quite does it like Lorac, probably because Lorac hand draws all her skins, switching up elements like eyebrows or lips but always keeping it within her signature look. Lorac’s artistry is what makes Harper “Harper.”

Girl About the Grid

Finally I wore a new necklace and bangle made by Julia Tower. What is clever about these pieces is that she includes a hud that colors the elements of the jewelry differently. This allows a multiplicity of variations for wearing. She has designed these in a very up-to-date design—the “collar necklace”—in this case, a fabric piece beaded with gems and feathers. It added the embellishment I needed for this dress.

Girl About the Grid

Go, go, go!

Hair: fri. – Kate – Jealous Red by Parvarti Monday for*

Skin: Pulse Skin – Altonia-Far Away by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins*

Dress: Nardya Noir No.5 by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix

Necklace: [} Jasha {] Verandi Necklace – S-Tone by Julia Tower for Jasha

Bangle: [} Jasha {] Verandi Bangle – S-Tone by Julia Tower for Jasha

Shoes: ETD Starley Pumps (Teal) by Elikapeka Tiramisu for ETD