Donna Flora in the Fountain

Three coins in a fountain
Each one seeking happiness
Thrown by three hopeful lovers
Which one will the fountain bless

Three hearts in a fountain
Each heart longing for its home
There they lie in the fountain
Somewhere in the heart of Rome

“Three Coins in the Fountain”
music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Sammy Cahn

For those who have been wondering about how Squinternet Larnia has been doing, the reports are that she is improved, and in fact has gotten a better diagnosis than was feared for her.  She isn’t out of the woods yet, but she is gradually working her way back into activity, and managed to set up her store at the recent Fashion for Life.  She has also put together a new dress, with the lovely retro flairs that are her signature take on Italian style.

I figured, after picking up my own set of Donna Flora’s new April dress, that I’d go walking around the Bonin region that holds Squinternet’s atelier.  It was a pleasure to discover this recreation of Rome’s Trevi Fountain, and it gave me the idea for my interpretation of the frock.

You can see the luscious embroidery on the blouse and the realistic shaping of the skirt, along with the Fifties bits of floral frivolity at the shoulders.  Speaking of shoulders, I love how the left is held on not by fabric, but by a triple chain of black pearls.  Those are also used in the hairstyle — supplied with the dress! — that completes the feel of the ensemble.  I made one alteration here, and left off the prim cuffs, opting instead for a pair of leather gloves.

To go along with the dress, I went to Celoe and chose a pair of their Xylia pumps — brought to my attention by Sasy Scarborough, and thanks for helping me find them in the store when they wouldn’t rezz for me!

(Incidentally, when I logged in to do some quick fact checking for this article, I dropped in right beside Squinternet Larnia, who was visiting her store!  I believe she was away from keyboard at the time, but I wished her well, and I hope she’s able to get in world and continue to work on her fantastic creations.)

Also see Harper Beresford, MeiMei Shiu and Cajsa Lilliehook.

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The details:

  • Skin:  PXL Candy SK SE RedLips LEB
  • Eyes:  Poetic Colors Gold Flake eyes (Sapphire)
  • Dress:  Donna Flora April
  • Shoes:  Celoe Xylia Pumps (Spicymix)
  • Gloves:  Celoe Mery leather gloves
  • Jewels:  Donna Flora Contessa necklace and earrings (purchased separately)

Photographed in Bonin region.  WindLight local settings.

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