Le Fleur

La Fleur

“I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.”
~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

La Fleur

Flowers fill the my world right now. The summer has been blessedly beautiful and perfect for flowers and other plants. My basil is absolutely magnificent; my impatiens are full and vibrant in my window boxes. I have a hanging basket of pink geraniums that is more flowers than leaves.

So I was attracted to a few pieces at the Love Donna Flora event because of their floral theme. First was this elegantly sexy dress from SamanthaSJones with big blossoming flowers and a great shape. Long sleeves that billow out slightly lead up to a sexy low cut neckline and a hem that pulls up in front and in back. I really love how Samantha uses texture on all her clothes. She doesn’t just recolor—she uses pattern and colors to create sheen and interest. This dress if one of her generous donation pieces for Love Donna Flora and comes in six colorways.

La Fleur

My shoes are also a donation for Squinternet Larnia from Gospel Voom. With a beautiful blowsy blossom print on them, they match the dress perfectly, and are blooming great with Gos’ great color match system. Fun poses from Lashae Karsin, also completely donated for Love Donna Flora, help me show everything off.

Aida Ewing is donating proceeds from a few skins at Love Donna Flora, but I am ashamed to say this is not one of them. I preferred how this red lip looked with the dark hair from Mirja Mills, featured at the Hair Fair (closing Sunday so get over there and help Wigs for Kids). With pretty blue eyes from Keiba Resident, available at the Seraphim Social, and a gorgeous necklace from Maxi Gossamer, this look is elegant and chic—hence not just a flower but “la fleur.”

La Fleur

“A flower blossoms for its own joy.” ~ Oscar Wilde

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. *ROMANCE*/ chocolate by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., available only at Hair Fair 2013 *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Katya – America 04 F by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *

Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Pearl eye -Pacific Blue- (large) by Keiba for Umeboshi, available at The Seraphim Social

Dress: [LG] Boutique-[Summer 13] Sessie Print Dress by SamanthaSJones for LIV-Glam, available at Love Donna Flora *

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Tarentella Gypsy – Group ALL by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer *

Nails: Nailed It – Prim Nails – Long by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Shoes: [Gos] Lauren D’Orsay – Flora Satin by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique, available at Love Donna Flora

Poses by Lashae Karsin for Flash Friendly Poses, available at Love Donna Flora *

Butterfly Kisses

Butterfly Kisses

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Butterfly Kisses

The bee balm of monstrous proportions (it’s taller than me) in my back yard is about to bloom and when it does, my garden will be filled with butterflies. I can’t wait! In honor of this summer treasure, I feature butterflies (again), this time on this gorgeously textured halter dress from SamanthaSJones. She makes no apologies for using mesh templates, which she textures like mad with gorgeous prints and solids, ubiquitously found at events, this one at the Fashion Stars event.

My shoes from BabyChampagne Sass, who also seems to put out a ton of product, can also be found at the Fashion Stars event. With a black woven texture, they are stylish with stiletto heels just tippy-to-fall-down enough to be chic.

Butterfly Kisses

This is another of Tricky Boucher’s Belleza Best Buy skins being offered this weekend. With freckles and dewy lips, it’s the kind of fresh look that shows off the butterfly jewelry that Abraxxa Anatine has recently put out. I used the color changers to find these color combinations. My short flippy do is one of Chiaki Xue’s newest, fun and well shaped with two little curls like butterfly wings.

Butterfly Kisses

“A fallen blossom
returning to the bough, I thought —
But no, a butterfly.”
~
Arakida Moritake

Hair: *Dura-Girl*47(Irish Coffee) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: -Belleza- Ashley Med BBB 1 Bl by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza- *

Eyes: pearl – columbia – large bright by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *

Dress: [LG]K Collection(Summer 13) Crystal Dress by SamanthaSJones for LIV-Glam, available at Fashion Stars *

Jewelry: EarthStones Butterfly Necklace and Earrings – Flirt by Abraxxa Anatine for EarthStones *

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

Skin applier: -Belleza- Slink Hands – Medium by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-

Nail applier: Orc Inc. Fingernails – Creams Fatpack by Nicole Twigvald for Orc Inc. *

Shoes: {{BSD Design Studio}}Glam supermodel woven by BabyChampagne Sass for{{BSD Design studio}}, available at Fashion Stars *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *