There’s a quote from Charles Dickens’ Bleak House that came to mind when I put this dress on. “I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butterflies!” This Crazy Butterflies for Life dress from Orage Creations got me thinking about freedom – and what it means. FDR talked about the Four Freedoms; freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want and freedom from fear. He wasn’t thinking of cancer when he talking about those freedoms, but wouldn’t it be a wonderful thing to finally come to a time when the word cancer does not evoke fear, but instead a confidence that it can be treated and overcome? To that end and working for that day, the designers for Fashion For Life, such as Orage Creations Elettra Gausman, are supporting the American Cancer Society’s efforts to combat cancer and create a future where cancer is no longer causes fear.
This is a fantasy dress, a concoction of black lace hugging the body before exploding into a profusion of lace and butterflies. It’s a risque dress that exposes a bit of nip, so that first pose was not just about showing off the gloves that come with the dress. It’s open all down one side for even more exposure. Black and pink lace butterflies flutter about the dress, giving it a celebratory sense of freedom.
The skin I wore with it is Paige – CherryBlossom from Hush and available at Fashion For Life as well. I chose bold pink earrings from Paper Couture and hair by Cake.
Store info at Blogging Second Life
- Poses: oOo Studio
- Skin: Hush – Paige – CherryBlossom – Vanilla – MdBrws (Fashion For Life)
- Eyes: Poetic Colors
- Lashes: Lelutka
- Hair: Cake – Papercut – Currant – Hair
- Dress: Orage Creations *OC* Crazy Butterflies for Life (Fashion For Life)
- Shoes: Baiastice_Lotus Pumps -rosa shocking
- Earrings: Paper Couture P.C; Ruby Lined Stone Drops