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Dream-Stepping and Wind Singing (in which I actually blog a dress)

Gwyneth:

Gwyneth:

Gwyneth: Did I mention I step in dreams? The realm walking lark is fun to begin with but gets old unless you close your eyes, some days, and just turn a corner. A turning, a knot, another path to travel, another way through the woods. Inspiration takes many forms. A place. The light. A set of words that trips a memory. And sometimes, it’s a dress.

There Will Be No Miracles Here.

There Will Be No Miracles Here.

There will be no miracles here. And yet the ground is lit with fairy lights. And there are fireflies. And the dress, the dress, the dress. O Sign, I beg to differ. There are miracles. This one is called WindSong, and it’s from Evie’s Closet, featured at We ❤ RP this month. I couldn’t help myself: I bought it in every colour. This is Violet. Please click through to see the full size picture. I hope you’ll be glad you did. Photo location here is the spectacular L’Arc en Ciel, which I discovered, as I do so many amazing places, through Ziki Questi’s Blog.

This one's more about the dress than the photo.

This one’s more about the dress than the photo.

Here’s a daylight photograph, taken in Frisland. Btw, if you haven’t been to Frisland, you should go and visit. I take a lot of photographs there: the terrain is gorgeous, everything always looks wonderful, and the light is spectacular.

WindSong in Pink

WindSong in Pink

When I first saw this colour, I was surprised: I’m used to those pastel pinks or hot pinks, but this one is more of a salmon, and I quite like it. The photo above was taken at Pandora Box of Dreams.

WindSong in Gold

WindSong in Gold

This photo was also taken at Pandora. I had a lovely time trekking through the sim, and the group join fee for rez rights is only L$50, so of course I joined the group.

Our Friend Bambi

Our Friend Bambi

Joining the group meant I got to photograph Gwyneth, at a great location, in an amazing dress, with Our Friend Bambi, AKA Axix’s Forest Deer. But, you know. He has birds on his antlers that kind of match the dress. That makes it fashion-topical, right? Besides, you can see the gorgeous leaves on the translucent overdress really well in this picture, since it’s a close-up. Also, Bambi’s nose was itchy. He has such allergies in the spring.

WindSong in Green

WindSong in Green

I almost went back and reshot this photograph, because I thought Gwyneth looked, well, a little mad in it (English mad, not American mad, natch). But Dorina said, “No, no! I love that she looks a little mad! You should make her look more mad!” Honestly, could you pose with these two creepy owls at noob-riddled Eclectica and not look mad? Eclectica is actually gorgeous: it’s just in the Destination Guide, so loads of people, including guys who desperately want to share their freenises, go there. (Brief IM conversation: Hi, UR so pritty! Get out of my fucking light. Block User)

WindSong in Grey

WindSong in Grey

This photo was also taken at Eclectica, but I wanted a dramatic sky, so I ditched the region windlight (I usually do anyway) and went for Torley Linden’s Pleasantrie, which offers a fast-moving sky in an unreal blue. I’ve saved the grey dress for last, because this is my favourite colour of this dress. It’s so nearly blue. And the gold leaves, which were the first thing that caught my eye about WindSong, show up beautifully both against the opaque parts of the gown and in the translucent lace. The dress itself has a look both realistic and whimsical, the kind of look that would make my costuming friends swoon with envy. And I like making my costuming friends swoon with envy; I do.

I should also tell you that I didn’t actually discover this dress for myself: Luna discovered it and showed it to me. We are both big Evie’s Closet groupies, so I wasn’t surprised she wanted me to see the dress. There then followed That Conversation. The one we have about Really Good Dresses, or Perfect Hair. The one where Luna says, “OK, if I get this colour, you won’t get it, right?” and I nod solemnly and buy it anyway and then just don’t wear it to rp in on the sim where we both rp…. Yes, that conversation.

Dear Luna: I am really sorry about the gold dress. But I promise I will never wear it in the Wylds and, um, the photograph is OOC because Gwyneth would never make friends with Bambi like that. Oh, wait, she would.

I am in so much trouble.

Style Cards

Violet
Dress: 
Evie’s Closet, WindSong, at We ❤ RP this month
Hair: Truth, Daniela
Hair Flowers: Liquence
Necklace: (L’Arc en Ciel) Evie’s Closet, Briar Rose
Necklace: (Frisland) tea.s, Eden
Shoes: Deviance, Milady’s Slipper, Amethyst
Skin: Curio, Simone, Moondrop
Ears: Lumae, Leevi Long Ears

Pink
Dress: 
Evie’s Closet, WindSong, at We ❤ RP this month
Hair: Analog Dog, Chance
Jewellery: Evie’s Closet, Briar Rose
Shoes: Deviance, Milady’s Slipper, Melon
Skin: Curio, Kai, Moondrop
Ears: Lumae, Leevi Long Ears

Gold
Dress: Evie’s Closet, WindSong, at We ❤ RP this month
Hair: Exile, Dream of Paradise
Jewellery: Krystal, Candace, at We ❤ RP this month
Shoes: Deviance, Milady’s Slipper, Butter
Skin: Curio, Isabelle, Moondrop
Ears: Lumae, Leevi Long Ears
Our Friend Bambi was played by Axix, Forest Deer

Green
Dress: Evie’s Closet, WindSong, at We ❤ RP this month
Hair: D!va, Asami
Jewellery: Krystal, Candace, at We ❤ RP this month
Shoes: Deviance, Milady’s Slipper, Emerald
Skin: Curio, Kai, Moondrop

Grey
Dress: Evie’s Closet, WindSong, at We ❤ RP this month
Hair: Calico, Helenia
Jewellery: Evie’s Closet, Briar Rose
Shoes: Deviance, Milady’s Slipper, Onyx
Skin: Curio, Simone, Moondrop
Ears: Lumae, Leevi Long Ears

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