For Daisyblue

I logged in tonight to find out that a dear woman who was a vital part of fashion in SL in its earlier days passed away this week. I was so saddened to hear of this. Daisyblue Hefferman was my first contact to the world of fashion blogging. She was one of the fashion bloggers for the now defunct Linden Lifestyles, and she gave a weekly report on fashion happenings in SL. (This was before there were 1000s of bloggers–Linden Lifestyles was the go-to along with Second Style. Her content has, sadly, been removed from the site.) She came to SL as a librarian and contributed much to SL in that capacity, making her friends smile and enjoying SL in many capacities: as builder, fashionista, machinamist, educator, and always, librarian.

This outfit is dedicated to Daisyblue, who loved daisies, blue and Victorian. She also loved the work of Random Calliope and once recounted to me a memory of dancing with him among his flowers, which enchanted her, so I have taken photos at his once-sim, Ode, still beautifully kept by Elizabeth Tinsley.

For Daisyblue

I am showing a lovely Victorian dress from Teaa Demina with ample embellishment and beauty, suitable for a lady of Daisyblue’s magnificence.

For Daisyblue

I show with the new skin from Tuli Asturias. Its lovely bloom speaks to Daisyblue’s essence—truly a flower, a joy to her many friends in SL.

For Daisyblue

My condolences to her many friends, especially Krull Quar.

Hair: [V] Vignette Gibson Blond by Rachel Boram for Vignette

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Jade (tone 4/li) :: 04b by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Dress: M’Lady “Miss Brooke” by Teaa Demina for M’Lady Designs

Earrings: Earring – Pearl Stud – White – Unltd by Random Calliope for Worthwhile *

Photographed at Ode

The Ghost of Eliza Doolittle

A friend challenged me the other night to dress goth with him. Now that’s a funny request since I work for the presumable Queen of Goth—Raven Pennyfeather.

However, I wanted to do something different so I donned a beautiful goth skin and then put on the Lady Beaumont frock from Teaa Demina. I wanted to be a ghost, not a vampire—a beautiful mysterious ghost from a past time.

Teaa’s dress made the look fantastic. With her incredibly shaded textures and sense of pattern and solids plus the use of prims in her ensembles, Teaa is a more premier artist than her lack of press would lead one to believe. Is she an undiscovered talent or simply overlooked? Either way, her work is fabulous.

Eliza Doolittle

I wore this spectacular hat from Siyu Suen—Eliza’s Ascot Hat-to top the outfit. With it’s combination of sculpties and flexis, it’s an ideal hat—well built, well textured, and thoughtfully made with the netted sculpty piece that goes over the hair (and not unbelievably clinging to the head at a tilt).

Eliza Doolittle

I changed my white goth skin out for Pulse’s new Victoriana skin. Its fragile translucent skin suited this look suitably. I can still be a ghost but there is no reason to be dead.

Eliza Doolittle

Finally, I finished the look with the Lady Beaumont shoes made by Teaa as well. The bows and ribbons made otherwise unspectacular shoes beautiful.

Eliza Doolittle

Included in this ghost story:

Hair: Maitreya Bo – Platinum by Onyx LeShelle  for Maitreya

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T: Victoriana/Twist by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Hat:*~*Eliza’s Ascot Hat: Transfer by Siyu Suen of *~*Illusions*~*

Dress: M’Ladys “Lady Beaumont” by Teaa Demina of M’Lady

Shoes: M’Lady “Lady Beaumont Slippers” by Teaa Demina of M’Lady

A quick shout out to Belinda in Alabama, a non-SL player but fan who has bookmarked my blog for her daily enjoyment. It’s such an honor to know you are reading, Belinda :)