Enchantment

Just around the corner in every woman’s mind – is a lovely dress, a wonderful suit, or entire costume which will make an enchanting new creature of her.  ~Wilhela Cushman

Enchantment

When I first got to SL, I didn’t quite get the whole point of weddings in SL. I got partnership (mostly but that’s a whole other story, considering my partner is a friend only), I understood ball gowns, but the whole wedding thing I didn’t quite grasp. When I thought about it, though, there is something truly fantasy-based about weddings too, and if in your real life you were unable to have the big blow-out, huge-dress, 10 attendants, bridezilla, ice-sculpture wedding you always wanted, you can have it here (and it doesn’t cost quite as much).

Monica Outlander has tapped into that spirit with a set of bridal dresses she recently released. Taking her beautiful design expertise from her gorgeous evening gowns and applying it to bridal gowns was a no-brainer and she offers a line that has something for everyone. I chose this dress because of its traditional full-blown silhouette—the huge skirt, the draped fabrics around the waist, the enormous headpiece—it’s wedding theater at its finest.

Enchantment

I wear a fresh skin from Tuli Asturias with another lip gloss from Mocksoup Graves. I am really enjoying playing with these lip and eyeshadow colors from Mocksoup. How else could I make myself look more like myself than by adding the lip color I like that is not a Tuli color so I look just a wee bit different from other Tuli girls.

My necklace was made by Alienbear Gupte and was her contribution for the RFL Clothing Fair. If you look closely at it, you can be appropriately blown away by the intricacy of the design and the beauty of the textures. Alienbear is one of SL’s premier jewelers.

Alienbear will be participating in this year’s Fashion for Life as a VIP Sponsor. You will be hearing more and more from me in this blog about that event, which I am running. Lots is going on behind the scenes, all of it absolutely amazing. We have had unbelievable generosity from incredible designers like Alienbear who have chosen to up their sponsorship for this event so that more money goes directly to the American Cancer Society. Soon I will start cross blogging for that event with the Fashion for Life website so you can hear more about all these amazing designers.

Enchantment

“Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.”  ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden (Yeah, only a bachelor who lives in the woods would say that.)

Hair: >TRUTH< Tina – blood by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: [:T:] Eva / sunkissed / br :: 01 Bare by Tuli Asturias for Tuli

Makeup: M.O.C.K Cosmetics Tall Poppy Lip Gel (Lipcolor only) by Mocksoup Graves for *M.O.C.K cosmetics* *

Dress: Miamai Wedding Collection_Arielle by monica Outlander for Miamai *

Necklace: Sakura Heart Necklace RFL10 special by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear Designs

Happy Anniversary!

Today’s blog will be kind of unusual. First, because I am wearing a wedding dress. This is an unusual sight. Harper’s not really the wedding type.

On this day 10 years ago..

The reason is, I don’t need a partner. I like my friends. I like my companions and dancing partners. But I have one true partner, and he’s my RL husband. He doesn’t play SL. (You may find this hard to believe, but dressing up is just not for him, so SL didn’t intrigue him.) However, he supports my SL and my activities.

On this day 10 years ago..

Today is my 10th wedding anniversary. Ten years ago, I had a beautiful wedding. I had a wonderful reception. I had a gorgeous wedding dress, and we had great photos taken of my four bridesmaids and his four groomsmen and our flower girl and ring bearer and junior bridesmaid. We registered for china, we received a chip and dip set, and we settled our tiny home together. I don’t need that again, in SL or RL. Ergo, this is one of the few times you will see me in a wedding dress. I’m set, thanks.

On this day 10 years ago..

He has given me so much: the home we live in, the security of our lives, his support and love, his reassurances and his comfort. Most importantly, he gave me our beautiful son and has provided for us a comfortable life with a loving and hard-working man in our home. Every day I try to remember gratitude for my life. Today that gratitude is for my husband.

On this day 10 years ago..

Happy Anniversary, Dan.

Hair: ETD Goddess II – Mahogany by Elikapeka Tiramisu for ETD

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T: Sienna/Champagne BRN by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Dress: Pasha Wedding Gown by Kimmera Madison for Tres Beau Designs

Bouquet: Bride Bouquet Prim Autumn Roses by Monica Weir for MW Designs

P.S. The reason I have this dress is because I modeled it for a bridal show, not because I ever purchased it for SL use. I also have a Golden Flexi Wedding dress that I received as a newbie which is.. well… for a newbie (and why do I still have it really?). Remarkably, this dress looks somewhat like my real wedding dress so I wore hair that resembles how I wore mine on my wedding day. However, my flowers were not as pretty. This is how I *wish* they had looked.