My computer is back with a new hard drive, so it’s kind of like starting with a blank slate. It is certainly the cleanest clean install of Second Life I have done as it was the first application I installed. So there I was in-world again after my short hiatus and ready to Collabor88. But first, I had to log in as the LoveDonnaFlora avatar and transfer all the funds to Squinternet after the Love Donna Flora event. All in all, the event raised $12,619.45 to help support Squinternet’s struggle with cancer. There may be some more coming in after the event, but it is likely to be small and will, of course, be transferred to Squint regularly.
Speaking of Donna Flora, the dress I am wearing is a perfect Collabor88tion of MiaMai’s Monica Outlander and Donna Flora’s Squinternet. Again, Monica executed Squint’s vision, marrying her skills and sensibilities with Squint’s exuberant love of vintage. The result is a dress that seems to have a third collabor88tor in the mix, Gustav Klimt. The blend of fabrics were surely chosen by Squint after consulting with Klimt. And who could be a better collabor88tor for the 1920s. It’s not well known, but Klimt designed some dresses with his lover Emilie Flöge, the couturier. His dresses hung from the shoulders, without a defined and corseted waist and were very bohemian in their aesthetic.
One of the things I love about Collabor88 is how perfectly colors coordinate – like the absolute perfect butter yellow of the Mary Pickford shoes from Collabor88 worn with the SLink feet.
I think this closer shot of the bodice shows the Klimt influence most clearly.
Also from Collabor88, jewelry from Yummy (the ring) and HANDverk (the parure) and a gorgeous 20’s bob from Wasabi Pills. The Kate Vintage skin from PXL Creations is likewise perfect, especially this Paris makeup option with the lip that echoes the pinks of the dress .
And then, just because I can, a black and white version!
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Poses: Marukin @ Collabor88
Skin: [PXL] KATE Vintage “Paris” makeup @ Collabor88
Tattoos: [PXL] KATE Vintage ’20 Style Eyebrows (tattoo)
Eyes: Poetic Colors classic – forest morning (m) bright
Mani/Pedi: SLink Mesh Hands & Feet with FLAIR mani applier
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Claudette Mesh Hair – Rouge
Clothing: Monica for Donna Flora Doris – at Collabor88
Shoes: Ingenue :: Pickford Heels :: Butter for Slink feet @ Collabor88
Jewelry: (Yummy) Faceted Solitaire Ring – Tourmaline @ Collabor88
[HANDverk]Zelda Earrings and Necklace – Peach @ Collabor88