Self-help has not changed much since 160 C.E. when Marcus Aurelius was journaling. His published Meditations are a twelve-volume collection of self-help books that are in the public domain, free to anyone to download for their fill of his “Think Yourself” [insert desired quality here] philosophy.
You probably think I am kidding. I am not. Here’s a bit of the self-help advice from good old Marky A.
- Yes, you can—if you do everything as if it were the last thing you were doing in your life.
- You don’t love yourself enough. Or you’d love your nature too, and what it demands of you.
- Nothing happens to anyone that he can’t endure. (Absolute baloney)
- Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.
I suppose it was the classical lines and the rich colors of this dress from Gizza that brought that beautiful quote from Marcus Aurelius to mind. “The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” It’s true, we conform our character to our thoughts and training ourselves to think positively can help us develop a more positive character. Just because the idea is around 2000 years old does not mean it’s lost its truth.
This dress, however, did lose the full skirt of attachments that came with it. I decided I preferred the sleek simplicity without all the flounces.
The real beauty in this dress is its simplicity and how that simplicity reveals form and texture, the texture of the luxurious fabric and the form of the feminine body.
A peacock inspired manicure from Virtual Insanity and a deliriously beautiful updo from Lelutka complement the color of the dress. The headband can be turned off. It also comes in two additional color options.
My skin and makeup are from Glam Affair and the earrings are from Kunglers. The earrings seem almost made to go with the Lelutka hair band.
Photography by Cajsa Lilliehook
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Clothing: GizzA – Magissa Formal Dress [Green] Size S
Jewelry: (Kunglers) Diana earring – Emerald
Skin: Glam Affair Avril
Appliers: Glam Affair ( Lelutka Heads ) Avril Applier ( America )
Virtual Insanity [V/I] Slink Hands Fingernails Applier – PEACOCK #1
Eyes: PXL Creations REFLEX Green Gold
.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.6
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – L – Elegant1
HUDS: AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
Slink Ankle Lock