Crickets, Grasshoppers & Grapes, Oh My!

I have been too long gone from home. I completely missed St. Urho’s Day – somehow thinking it was the day after St. Patrick’s Day rather than the day before. Nonetheless, I will celebrate it anyway by wearing this lovely purple dress – from the newly reopened Modern Gypsy. I will pass on the purple beer, but seriously, you have to love a holiday that calls for wearing purple clothing!
St. Urho, originally uploaded by jcarwash31.
You say you have never heard of St. Urho? Why, he drove the grasshoppers out of Finland and saved the grape harvest. That’s why the tradition includes wearing purple and drinking purple beer. Where have you been?
Probably in the reality-based community. St. Urho’s Day is a made up holiday – invented by a tall tale teller from the Iron Range who made it up as a response to teasing that that Finns had no good holidays like the Irish did. It caught on, was popularized with a radio prank and began being celebrated across Minnesota – and then the United States and has even traveled to Finland where they celebrate the holiday, too. But it all began as a joke. However, Minnesotans take St. Urho seriously as you can see by this statue in Menagha.
The gorgeous belt and the leggings come with the dress from Modern Gypsy. I added some socks from Maitreya, shoes from Digit Darkes and a black scarf from Irelyn’s. You know, when I want shoes out of the ordinary – bold and with many colors, I think of Digit Darkes. I know she’s not primarily a shoe-maker, but she certainly makes some of the most imaginatively colored and textured shoes.
Here you can see the scarf and jewelry I chose for this outfit. Irelyn’s scarf was black and grey but I tinted it solid black for this outfit. The bangle and earrings are from MMLuxe and the hairstyle is a new one from LeLutka with a lovely braid down the back.
Hart has just released his newest shade of skin for the Grace line. This is Deep Tan and is as luscious and elegant as all the rest of his work.
****STYLE NOTES******
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  • Poses: Reel Expression
  • Skin: PXL Grace Deep Tan Cat Eyes, Wine Lips R
  • Eyes: Poetic Color Night Forest
  • Lashes: CyberNetic
  • Nais: PXL Creations
  • Hair: LeLutka Keira
  • Dress: Modern Gypsy vintage Flora Dress
  • Socks: Maitreya Prim Socks
  • Shoes: Digit Darkes Messina R
  • Jewelry: Kess Kreations Regal Pearl Michelle Ring, MM Luxe Amethyst Jewel Bangle and EArrings
  • Scarf: Irelyn Black Scarf

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