Blue Monday

It’s a blue Monday only in color—not in feelings.

Blue Monday

It’s truly a delightful Monday. Miko Omegamu has just come out with another dress, and as always, it’s the picture of elegance and sophistication. One of the best pieces any woman can have in her wardrobe is a wrap dress and Miko makes this to perfection with a silk charmeuse fabric, elegantly tailored. I decided to dress it up with pearls from Mouse Mimistrobell and matching slingbacks from Pixieplumb Flanagan. A little clutch from Indyra Seigo adds a little pop.

Blue Monday

Finally I wear an elegant twist from Elikapeka Tiramisu (this outfit is all about twists and wraps if you didn’t notice) and Mocksoup Graves adds a perfect tint with her lip stain on a beautiful birthday gift Rhapzody Wilde offered at her store celebration.

Blue Monday

I petition that we call it silk Monday and wear silk.

Hair: [e] Breathe-Blonde 02 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira

Skin: BDay Gift~Mynerva~Adele Bcup by Rhapzody Wilde for Mynerva

Makeup: M.O.C.K Cosmetics Cherry Cordial Lip Creme(Lipcolor only) by Mocksoup Graves for M.O.C.K Cosmetics

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Azure (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: *ICING* Joan – Blue by Miko Omegamu for *ICING* *

Necklace: Dark Mouse 50’s Strand Pearl Necklace – White by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse *

Earrings: Dark Mouse 50’s Pearl Stud Clip – White by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse *

Bracelet: Armidi Gisaci – Triple Pearl Bracelet (L) – Classy by London Armidi for Armidi

Clutch: Indy&Co.: Snakeskin Clutch-Honeysuckle by Indyra Seigo for Indyra Originals

Shoes: BM Mia Pumps – Blues & Greens by Pixieplumb Flanagan for Baby Monkey *

Grandma

Isn’t it odd how things in SL can be so evocative and tangible? It seens a kind of a “duh” statement but the things you see in SL really can remind you of RL things. This is a deeper idea that it seems at first. I could get all esoteric, start talking about semiotics, poststructuralism, etc. But instead I would like to talk about my grandma.

Grandma

My grandma (my dad’s mom) was a tall thin graceful woman (who passed many of her genes on to my dad that somehow missed me). She liked fine things but didn’t have enough of them in her life so she was careful with the ones she had. I remember her entire closet was filled with clothes that dated back from the 20s and 30s, covered carefully in fabric to keep them in good condition. So going through her closet was like going through a history of women’s fashion.

She would have definitely worn an ensemble like this. In fact, I remember she had a blouse very similar to this one, but not so bright—navy blue I believe. This one is made by Antonia Marat and in her typical nod to retro, she has the big polka dots, the rolled up sleeves, and the collar. I show it with a slim skirt from Onyx LeShelle.

Grandma

This skin from Hart Larsson reminds me of my grandmother too..when she was younger—she was beautiful. She had beautiful skin. She kept her hair about this length, but not with a bow in it. And it wasn’t red. She always had her hands manicured, and these nails from London Armidi reflect the sort of nails a woman who takes care of a family and her home would have.

Grandma

The reason I have gone on this trip down memory lane is because of these shoes from Emma Gilmour. Spectator pumps! Emma’s work on these shoes is exquisitely detailed. Look at the buckle. Check out the cork soles. And finally those punched decorative details. My grandmother had some awesome shoes, especially spectator pumps. I remember them quite well.

Grandma

I didn’t inherit her thinness but I did inherit her love of style… ;)

Hair: (fd) Jennyfly – Burger Clown by Toast Bard for fashionably dead

Skin: [PXL] Candy SK CE RedLips MEB by Hart Larsson for [PXL] *

Top: /artilleri/ Selma blouse (red/white dots) by Antonia Marat for /artilleri/

Skirt: Maitreya HighSkirt Ivory by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Bracelet: Armidi Gisaci – Triple Pearl Bracelet (L) – Classy by London Armidi for Armidi

Nails: Armidi – (True Enhance) Painted Nails (S20) – Cherry III (L) by Nicole David for Armidi

Shoes: [SC] Surf Couture – Nantucket Spectators – Red by Emma Gilmour for Surf Couture, available at the Shoe Fair