From the bottom of the garden, enthroned in his earthenware pot,
the hydrangea god surveys his minions— Rosanna Warren (listen here)
Who does not love hydrangeas? They blossom with such abundance and generosity, their palette of colors at once delicate and wild. Oregon is awash in hydrangeas and their leaves are budding now. I thought I had seen every color of hydrangea until I saw this gown from Gizza with the black umbels of hydrangea. Now I know all about adding or subtracting aluminum phosphate to make soil more or less acidic or alkali to change hydrangea color, but how did they get black. I turned to Professor Google and learned they simply paint the umbels. However, the effort pays off with a gorgeous drape of hydrangeas for the neck and headpiece that accompany this gorgeous gown.
Serendipity shows her face again. These bracers from MiaMai for We <3 Role Play were in the same grouping of notices waiting for me when I logged in. They were sent with a few hours of each other. Now some might thing they are rough-hewn in contrast to the delicacy of the dress, but contrasts between hard and soft can be exciting and the silver petals on the braces are reminiscent of the hydrangea petals.
One of the signs of a true artist is attention to detail. Taking away the drape of hydrangeas reveal this delicate and intricate back that you never see. But that is what makes quality design, caring for all the details, even the hidden ones.
Another hidden item are the Glamistry Trillium shoes I wore under the dress. The alpha hides the feet so the gown trails on the ground, but it trails on the ground with shoes, too. So yes for the shoes. You just can’t know what’s been on the floor when you go out in public.
My hair is from Exile, the Rise Above punk short cut for this month’s Collabor88. It is perfect with the hydrangea headpiece, the long hair rising from where the headpiece lays against the shaved side.
PXL Creations Aurora is a romantic skin collection and perfect for this dress.
Photography by Cajsa Lilliehook
for It’s Only Fashion
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HUDS: AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
Skin: [PXL] Aurora ~ Makeup-01 DEB
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Left V2.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Right V2.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – L – Elegant1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – R – Elegant1
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes dark Green (med)
Hair: Exile::Rise Above
Exile::Hairbase 2 MED (TINT ME)
Clothing: GizzA – Hydrangea Gown [Black] Hydrangea Chest
GizzA – Hydrangea Gown [Black] Hydrangea head
GizzA – Hydrangea Gown [Black]
Shoes: Glamistry : TRILLIUM Heels
Jewelry: Miamai_Esedra Bracer_Black&Silver_female