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Laughing in Flowers

Writing from Kissimmee, Florida —

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“The earth laughs in flowers.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

A little while back, when Conan was taking pictures of my new house, he also shot some of me posing in a new gown from Kelini Couture.  Now that the push to finish up this year’s OFPC is over with, I feel more justified in writing this session up.  The terrible thing is, due to the self-imposed delay, the gown is no longer available.

I don’t feel too bad about it, though.  This dress was one of the most photographed and frequently written up in the past few months, so it’s not likely you missed hearing about it.  The Flower Power event was one of those double-ring shopping fairs, to squeeze in the maximum amount of stores; but, with some persistence (and a good item search function), you could find the Kelini booth and fill up your shopping bag.  It’s not available any more, so let’s hope Eva will hear our crying and pleading to place it in the store.  (Please, Eva, PLEASE, pretty please!)

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Amalia‘s strapless top is sewn with some additional pleated folds (lined in gold satin here) that extend down to form a sort of mildly panniered overskirt effect.  The sheath undergown is studded with golden flowers in a very nice effect, and the hem is raised enough for a pair of elegantly-shod feet to be revealed — this time in N-core’s Knotted sandals.  N-core prefers to sell their shoes in individual colors yet; but the included HUD allows plenty of options in soles, heels and other secondary parts.  And, for once, I decided to wear pantyhose, from BAX Coen.  I like the effect so much, I may make copies of the feet with the SLink appliers for the hose and keep them on hand for ready use.  A caution:  if you use attachment feet with as system body, as I still prefer to do, you’ll need to purchase a package in your desired tone from both sides of the display, one for the appliers and the other, older package for the system panties.  It’s worth the investment!

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The makeup is relatively simple for once; I didn’t use multiple layers for my eyeshadow, as I love to do so much.  Mandala’s collar and earrings make a lovely compliment to the confection, and Donna Flora’s Vanilla ring adds a grace note, as does the Finesmith ring on my other hand.

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The details:

  • Skin: Glam Affair Cleo (America Clean B)
  • Eyes: Poetic Colors classic eyes (blue hour (m) bright)
  • Hair: Tukinowaguma Shinobun
  • Attachments: SLink hands and feet
  • Gown: Kelini Amalia (exclusive to Flower Power event; no longer available)
  • Shoes: N-Core Knotted (Green)
  • Hosiery: BAX Coen Soft Shine Pantyhose (Black 35 Seams 1)
  • Jewelry:  Mandala Nyorai Choker and Earrings; Finesmith Here Comes The Sun Ring (Grass); Donna Flora Vanilla Ring; The Forge House Lannister ring (Gold/Black; vintage)
  • Makeup: SlackGirl Nebula eyeshadow (06); MUA Counturing Blush (Light – Full); Oceane Body Design Jade Lipstick (Royal Purple)

Photographed at my home; all photographs by Conan Bankersbox

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SL Sartorialist — Love Donna Flora!

I went back in today to do a little more shopping at Love Donna Flora!, and turned loose my staff photographer to do some SL Sartorialist work along the paths of the vineyard.  And so, with further non-ado:

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Remember, the benefit sale will run through August 11, at midnight SLT.  I hope we’ll see you there!

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New Koinup Group for Love Donna Flora

You’ll be hearing a lot for a few days about the Love Donna Flora benefit starting tomorrow.  Here’s your invitation to add to it via another route.  I’ve created a new Koinup photo group for photographs of Residents wearing something from Donna, and you’re welcome to add your photos to it. (There are already several groups for Donna Flora on Flickr; click here to see a search on the name.)

If you’re not a member of Koinup, please consider becoming one; it’s free, and a very nice place to display your wares!

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Posted July 23, 2013 by Harper Ganesvoort in Arts, Fashion, Photographs

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Loving Donna Flora

Watch for something from me as soon as possible, and please give at the benefit!

A Passion for Virtual Fashion

Loving Donna Flora

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” ~  Anne Frank

Loving Donna Flora

The Love Donna Flora event is opening on July 25 and going to August 11 on one sim with over 130 designers. They are each donating at least one item with 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the item going to Squinternet Larnia. Many are donating much more. Squinternet has had cancer that has metastisized to her bones and because of her current treatments, her income in SL—which is her personal living income–has decreased while her expenses have increased. Cajsa Lilliehook, concerned for Squinternet’s well being, organized this event.

I first ran across Squinternet Larnia’s work in a small shop in what I am guessing was late 2008. I remember I was impressed by the variety of fashion and the creativity of the creator. She seemed to build each outfit as its own creation—no separate colorations—and she…

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Donna Flora Benefit Moves Toward Readiness

I bumped into Cajsa Lilliehook, one of the organizers for the I Love Donna Flora! benefit coming up in a few weeks, and she was kind enough to take me behind the scenes to see the build on the sim where it will be held.  I won’t give away secrets or show pictures here, but I can say that the beginnings are great, and the theme of the event will be very appropriate for Squinternet Larnia.

Keep your eye on the official blog for more information, including details on opening; and, if you have a message of love and support for Squinternet, please drop her a card!

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Here’s To Squinternet!

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A kiss on the hand may be quite continental
But diamonds are a girl’s best friend
A kiss may be grand but it won’t pay the rental
On your humble flat
Or help you at the automat

  • “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” by Jule Styne and Leo Robin; from the musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Read on for my memories of Squinternet.

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 get a look at it in detail after the break.

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