Edna St. Vincent Millay was not thinking of textiles when she wrote, “I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one,” but nonetheless, when I put on this dress from NOIR for Collabor88, I immediately thought of her poem, “Afternoon on a Hill” perhaps because of that line, but also perhaps because it describes so well, the joy and contentment a person can find in nature.
I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
I will look at cliffs and clouds
With quiet eyes,
Watch the wind bow down the grass,
And the grass rise.
And when lights begin to show
Up from the town,
I will mark which must be mine,
And then start down!
I am loving every single thing about this month’s theme, but then I love romantic and feminine clothing. Don’t get me wrong, I also love sleek minimalism and bold, vibrant experimental clothes, but there’s nothing more fun and feminine than florals.
Just so you know, there is probably a line from Edna St. Vincent Millay for everything. Take shoes, though in this example, she is grieving too much to care about her shoes.
“People dress and go to town;
I sit in my chair.
All my thoughts are slow and brown:
Standing up or sitting down
Little matters, or what gown
Or what shoes I wear.
or, for the ribbons, though she put them in her hair not her shoes, this saucy verse from “The Penitent”
So up I got in anger,
And took a book I had,
And put a ribbon on my hair
To please a passing lad.
And, “One thing there’s no getting by —
I’ve been a wicked girl,” said I;
“But if I can’t be sorry, why,
I might as well be glad!”
I dug into the vintage jewelry from Paper Couture today for this lovely parure. It’s pre-mesh and I don’t care, I like old things. Actually, my love for Edna St. Vincent Millay began when I was very young and bought a book of her poetry at a rummage sale. The book was Renascence and Other Poems and at one time I knew all the poems by heart, but now I mostly recall lines and short pieces. I have forgotten more than I remember as I am out of practice at memorization.
I love this updo from D!va which is perfect for the romantic mood of this month. The Michelle skin from Glam Affair is also beautiful with its eye shadows and lip colors beautifully floral, too. The backdrop is by Anxiety. I found it at Backdrop City and just love the bold REDness of it all.
Clothing: :::NOIR::: Scarlet Dress [Maitreya] Fatpack @ Collabor88
Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Nucla Pump – Collection (Slink) @ Collabor88
Jewelry: Paper Couture p.c; Jade Necklace – Egg Shell
Skin: Glam Affair – Michelle ( LeLutka Applier ) America @ Collabor88
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Kate” (Fatpack) @ Collabor88
Poses: Reel Expression – no longer available
Appliers: Glam Affair – Michelle ( LeLutka Applier ) America @ Collabor88
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands and Feet Utilities HUD Deluxe V2 (Mani-Pedi)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.5
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L (anims) V1.1
HUDS: Maitreya Mesh Body – HUD V4.1
AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
Slink Ankle Lock
Backdrop: anxiety Lunacy at Backdrop City