Isn’t there just something about autumn that makes you want to dance?
Whether it’s the crisp air, the scent of woodsmoke, the glorious colours of leaves as they prepare for their flight to earth, autumn always makes me feel that little, measurable bit more awake and alive.
And nothing moves better than a great Flexi skirt when you’re dancing. If you’ve been in Second Life more than five minutes, you know it’s mesh for modelling, Flexi for dancing. So when I saw the GSC Linear Confusion Gown by G Sloane, I knew I had to photograph it in motion. And the texturing! If anybody had told me, “Gwen, one day you will fall in love with a dress that is pink and orange,” I would have laughed and laughed. But then I saw this dress.
It had to have special hair, a special skin, and a special place. So I went back in my Lumae folder and found the freckled version of the Ruby Catwa applier, in a light tone that worked perfectly for the redhead I knew I’d have to be to pull off this dress. And for hair, well, I didn’t have to look very far, because Queue Marlowe made this amazing updo for Hairology, Ulna. There was also a colourway that incorporated just the right shades of red and pink, and off we went! Add to that glorious green eyes from Mesange, perfect nail colour from Cazimi and Persefona‘s beautiful Floating Leaves accessories, and you have a great outfit. All it was missing were wings! Luckily for me, Lassitude & Ennui made a great set of Bento fairy wings, and the red was the perfect colour for the outfit.
So imagine, if you will, the perfect autumn day. For me, it would be windy but not freezing, and I’d be in a place with glorious autumn trees, like the Fairy Garden on Awenia. Somewhere, you’d hear music, and it wouldn’t matter that you were alone with the trees: the wind itself would dance with you.
The ground would glow with anticipation. And you’d step once, twice, three times, and be unable to stop.
You’d twirl with the leaves, let the wind lead you.
You’d bless the dusky day, bless the wood, bless the autumn. And when you stopped…
Oh, when you stopped, you’d bless the very air.
And then you’d turn, leaves still wheeling around you, and seek the stability of the nearest oak.
And there you’d find a prize much greater than a little golden apple.
You’d find serenity. Peace, The good kind of tired.
And maybe, tomorrow, when the wind picks up again, you’d think, I’ll come and do this again.
And maybe, maybe you would.
Head: Catwa, Lona
Eyes: Mesange, Sanford Eyes
Ears: Lumae, Leevi Long Ears
Skin: Lumae, Catwa Ruby in T1, Milk
Hair: Analog Dog (natch!), Ulna (Available NOW at Hairology!)
Gown: G Sloane, GSC Linear Confusion Gown (Available on November 1 at Fashion Dazzle!)
Floating leaves: Persefona, Floating Leaves
Nails: Cazimi, Whimsy
Wings: Lassitude & Ennui, Bento Fairy Wings Silver/Red
Golden Apple: EVE
Oak Tree: Cube Republic, Pan’s Oak
Glowing Flowers: The Looking Glass, Ichi Fields
Poses: All from Abraminations Ballet Dances
Setting: Awenia, the Fae Village