Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
~ Mary Oliver in “The Summer Day”
What are you doing with the beautiful days of summer? Every day I get up and try to get out and see something, do something, experience something–going to the farmer’s market, knitting with friends, sitting on the beach enjoying the lake. And in SL I am doing the same thing–venturing out again–dancing, sailing, shopping, and making new friends.
A new friend I made decided to introduce me to an old friend of his and took me to her store. I already knew of her because she was one of the great designers who participated in Fashion for Life, but I was glad to have another opportunity to check out her store. AmySue Shirakawa has been in world for 4 years, running her business and making sporty, sexy apparel for women across the grid, all reasonably priced. Take this cute dress, for example—a summertime confection. With its very pretty print and great cut, it’s ideal as a sundress for hot summer days. I love the sheerness of the skirt and that pattern on the hem. She includes a hat with color-changing hair AND shoes with this, but I opted to match this with new wedges from Pixieplumb Flanagan.
I have donned Sissy Pessoa’s newest skin release, a beautiful porcelain skin with beautiful makeup. Most in the set are a bit more muted than this makeup but it’s so colorful and perfect for this summery ensemble. The body is well defined with a great décolletage and really nice legs. I wore it over a willowy shape from Sophia Rossen. Sissy’s skin fit perfectly to Sophia’s well-done shape.
I paired it with one of Kavar Cleanslate’s newest hairs. I am in love with this particular blonde color–Chardonnay. Is it the name or the color, I wonder? Kavar is rocking this feathered and wavy, 70s revisited look and while I get nervous about static long hair like this, it performed well in different poses.
My choker and bracelet are further add-ons to the summer flower theme. Danielle Astonia’s jewelry is really quite astounding and versatile. One pack purchased from her includes several colors (instead of potentially laggy color-changing scripts) and is finely crafted. Notice the roses running down the back. A visit to her store is a jewelry lover’s delight.
Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James
Hair: ::Exile:: Georgina:Chardonnay by Kavar Cleanslate for ::Exile:: *
Skin: Baiastice_Nina-porcelaine -make up 11- BL by Sissy Pessoa for Baiastice *
Shape: Sophistishapes – ANNABEL bodyshape by Sophia Rossen for Sophistishapes *
Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Azure (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *
Dress: ! [Adored] APRIL PINK by AmySue Shirakawa for [Adored] *
Choker and bracelet: *Arwen Choker White w/o flexy* and *Arwen Bracelet White* by Danielle Astonia for La Forgia Jewels *
Shoes: BM ZsaZsa Wedge Pink Roses by Pixieplumb Flanagan for Baby Monkey *