Squinternet Larnia has released a new dress, the first since her long struggle with illness began in December. Her struggle is not over, but I find so much hope in her return to designing and in the forward-looking name of her new outfit. April is the month of new beginnings, of rejuvenation, when the flora and the fauna return with full life force after the long winter of retreat and hibernation. I hope that the name for her new dress is a harbinger of hope, just as April is the harbinger of renewed vigor and vitality in nature.
And Donna Flora is back with a bang! This is no simple little gown, but one with fabulous details of the sort that Squinternet has built her solid reputation on.
There’s the fabulous goldwork embroidery that bridges the silvery lilac to the rosy mauve bodice. There’s the garnet crystal beads that form a strap on the left shoulder and the fabulous cascade of roses on the right shoulder. These are the kinds of elements that are the hallmark of Donna Flora designs and they are back in full style and power.
If that were not enough, she made a headpiece to go with it and matching hair and hairbase to go with it. /me swoons. The colors reminded me of one of my favorite jewelry sets from Donna Flora so I dug it out to wear with it.
And digging deeper in my closet, I pulled out these wonderful old Donna Flora shoes. The Anna shoes are color change and are not too old. They are recent enough to come with alpha layers, so I won’t call them vintage. Anyway, I am over the moon and so happy that Squinternet is feeling well enough to produce something new. She’s still fighting cancer and there’s still a hard road to travel, but with April, the cold, hard winter of pain and fear is melting away and promising a rejuvenated and reinvigorated spring.
Store info at Blogging Second Life
- Poses: Reel Expressions
- Skin: [BLUSH] Elle Skin – Pinky Cheeks
- Makeup Tattoos:
- Eyes: Poetic Colors Oak Leaf
- Lashes: Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
- Mani/Pedi: [ PXL ] Manicure – Nat #3 WhiteFrench
- Hair: Donna Flora April (New Release)
- Clothing: Donna Flora April (New Release) with hair and headpiece
- Shoes: Donna Flora Anna Shoe
- Jewelry: Donna Flora Occasus