Momentary Bliss

Momentary Bliss

“One instant, you’re just a regular Joe, schlepping through your mundane life, and then suddenly – what is this? – nothing has changed, yet you feel stirred by a grace, swollen with wonder, overflowing with bliss. Everything – for no reason whatsoever – is perfect.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

Momentary Bliss

I woke up this morning to fresh snow and bright sunshine, and I made muffins, ate a bowl of perfectly sweet cantaloupe, found a most beautiful piece of music from the KCRW song of the day in my podcasts, a chat with a dear new friend, and received a lovely skin to blog. What more bliss can one have?

I ran off to Leroy to take photos of this beautiful mesh dress by Cocoro Lemon, which she is featuring at the Season’s Story. I tried for white but the vendors were not working well that evening, and I ended up with beige, and with this look, it’s about as aetherial as mesh can get. I decided to keep my accessories to a minimum—a flower ring in my hair from Wisp Jinn and anklet from Caelan Hancroft.

Momentary Bliss

I have to admit one good reason for my bliss was this new skin from Umazuma Petaluna. The face is sublime with depth and a natural beauty which appealed to my mood today. Uma has clearly put a lot of work into this skin, from the beautifully drawn brows to the expressive eyes to the smattering of freckles and gentle blush and the full bee-stung lips. She includes appliers for hands and feet (which is why I could wear my Slink hands and feet and run through the grass barefoot), breasts and butt.

I am wearing Queue Marlowe’s newest hair, which falls on my shoulders in gentle waves and looks beautifully natural with its deep textures and attractive silhouette. Deep eyes from Keiba finish this gorgeous look.

Momentary Bliss

Half empty, half full
Cup runneth over
Horns of plenty, coffers full

~ Andrew Bird, “Pulaski at Night”

Hair: AD – bree – light browns by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog*

Skin: [theSkinnery] Bella – Bare face (toffee) BB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Bella Lip Intensity 4 by Umazuma Metaluna for the Skinnery, available at the Cosmetic Fair *

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Ren eyes -Lolly- by Keiba for UMEBOSHI

Dress: *COCO*_LaceDress(Beige) by cocoro Lemon for COCO, available at The Season’s Story

Crown: [Wishbox] Rose Crown (Champagne) by Wisp Jinn for [Wishbox]

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail Appliers: Nailed It –  French Manicure by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Anklet: Cae :: Bali Anklet :: Rose Quartz by Caelan Hancroft for Cae *

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

Photos taken at Leroy, built by Quark Fallen

Go find the “I Want to See Pulaski at Night” EP from Andrew Bird if you want to share in my bliss. “Ethio Invention No. 1” was the source of my euphoria today.

Hydrangeas

Hyacinth

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. ~ Jean Giraudoux

Hyacinth

The heat this past week has made the hydrangeas burst with bloom, nodding their cumbersome blossoms in the weak hot breeze and making everything glorious. Quark Fallen has made some beautiful oversized hydrangeas on display at his sim Leroy, and so I shot photos among them.

I am pleased with this 20s-influenced look I put together. I donned the long gown from Ariadna Garrigus that includes a beautiful back strap  and a glittering beaded Art Deco-influenced pattern. I added beads from M4r1lyn Magic and used Siddean Munro’s mesh hands to show off Giela Delpaso’s great new manicure set. I love being able to paint my nails in SL. It’s like going to my local manicurist and seeing the shelves of hundreds of colors and being able to pick and choose.

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What makes the look, of course, is this 20s hair cut from Plurabelle Laszlo. The hair includes a HUD to let you change the color of the flower and the hair tie. I absolutely love how she brought Louise Brooks back to life with this cut.

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Of course the icing on the cake is Aida Ewing’s gorgeous Katya skin, being offered now at the Liaison Collective. With Aida’s characteristic style, the skin is elegant with gorgeously lined eyes, deep ruby lips and beautifully defined brows.

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“I must have flowers, always, and always.” ~ Claude Monet

Hair: Bliensen + MaiTai – Come to the City – Hazel by Plurabelle Laszlo for Bliensen + MaiTai, available at Hair Fair 2013

Skin: -Glam Affair – Katya – America 04 B by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at Liaison Collective *

Eyes: pearl – warm onyx – medium medium by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Dress: ***ArisAris Igs81-C Diva gown by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Necklace: ~Tableau Vivant~  Mina necklace by M4r1lyn Magic for Tableau Vivant, available at the Gallery Gift Shop

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 S Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Gesture S Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Skin applier: Glam Affair – Slink Hands Skin Appliers ( America) by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair

Nails appliers: Nailed It – Dark Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: {{BSD Design studio}}Posh(L)black by BabyChampagne Sass for {{BSD Design studio}}, available at The Shoes Fair *

Poses by Trieste Minuet for !bang

Taken at Leroy