Summer’s here! Haven’t we waited long enough? The flowers are blooming, the sprinklers are glittering on the lawns, the kids are outside every night shrieking and laughing and playing until they get called in.


I am ready for a picnic, and ready for a picnic with my pals in the fashion bloggers’ group. I am wearing a cute romper from winly Jun. With the puffy legs with their bows, the bows down the front, and the bow in back, it could almost be too much but the plaid makes it all work.


My pals in fashion bloggers helped me out with the vital accessories. This great straw hat by Kan Greene is imperative, especially when wearing a fair skin such as Mallory Cowen’s. Mallory understands the touch of delicate paleness a redhead needs, and I would shudder to let this beautiful face burn. The darling basket from Mouse Mimistrobell is ideal for the kind of picnic I would like—wine, cheese, bread and flowers all around.


—”A jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thou” ~ The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam as translated by Edward FitzGerald

Hair: fri. – Lucy.2 – Dramatic Red by Parvarti Monday for fri.day (modified)

Skin: LAQ ~ Julie – 01 [Fair] Glow skin (red hairbase) by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki *

Outfit: –Umi Usagi– Short Overall *yellow* 2-2102 by winly Jun for Umi Usagi

Hat: straw hat by Kan Greene on XStreetSL (recommended by Sylvia Olivier)

Earrings: Ear Candy ~ Boho Jewelry Fair Freebie by Maeve Mortlock for Ear Candy

Basket: Dark Mouse Straw Summer Bag (Gold) by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse (recommended by Gidge Uriza)

Sandals: [SC] Surf Couture – Shoelace Sandals – White by Emma Gilmour for Sand Shack Surf Co.

Thank you also to Gabby Panacek, DaisyLynn Morales, Fiona Haworth, and Khali Laguna.

Carrot Top

For the redheads on the grid, life can be very hard. First of all, there is the business of finding the right red. There is red, auburn, crimson, copper, burgundy, fire, blood, wine, and the many variations thereof (dark red, fiery wine, dark fiery burgundy wine). Then you have to find a skin that works well. Do you use a brown brown? A light brow? Do you put on a black? Life is tough for us redheads! (Yes, I can see you reading this with sympathy.)

Carrot Top

Mallory Cowen is solving that for you with her release of Julie. Mallory has finally decided to help us poor lonely beleaguered redheads by giving us a skin with a gentle glow, sweet beautiful freckles and the red eyebrows that will match our carrot top hair. I was once a Raq girl. Seeing myself in this skin, I see hints of Harper from the old days. A full view of the skin shows you a well defined collar bone, delectable cleavage, and long pretty legs.

Carrot Top

To show off those legs, I am wearing a cute little dress from Jeter Jun. This set comes with leggings and full legwarmers, but I wanted to show a little leg. Notice the peekabo bra, the lace at the base of the glitch pants and the finely textured prims. You get a great bargain in this very well-made outfit.

Carrot Top

Finally, chic shoes with a flying bird motif. Magnifico Miggins has made these half cylinder heels in response to the latest fashion in heels, supplying these with funky chunky soles and eensy straps.

Carrot Top

Gentlemen may prefer blondes, but it takes a real man to handle a redhead.

Hair: >TRUTH< Paula – copper by Truth Hawks for >Truth< *

Skin: LAQ ~ Julie – 10 [Peach] Glow skin by Mallory Cowen for Laqroki *

Dress: –Umi Usagi– Knit&Short OnePiece -Bk/Wh by Jeter Jun for –Umi Usagi–

Shoes: [m] [m]  le Plateau Heel Black by Magnifico Miggins for Magnifico Exclusive *