By the Shores of Gitche Gumee


When I went to Grey Havens, I was reminded of the magnificent North Shore of Lake Superior – a favorite family vacation place. We always did at least one trip up the North Shore each year. Gitche Gumee was how Longfellow spelled Gichigami, the Ojibwe phrase for “Big Water.”  Having spent time on a research ship counting June Bugs and small fry on Lake Superior, I can tell you it is definitely Big Water.  I decided to go the Grey Havens to shoot the Isabella dress from ORTA because the fabric made me think of the North Shore’s Norway Pine & Blue Spruce and the granite shoreline.


Although it makes me think of Lake Superior, Grey Havens has sea lions and whales so that’s saltwater, not freshwater, alas!  By the way, is it TMI to share that Mom had the Song of Hiawatha memorized and always recited big chunks of it while we drove up the North Shore to Grand Portage? Thankfully she never went through the entire poem in one sitting. I think that would take hours. Mom knew 100 or more poems by heart and made all of her kids memorize one poem a week.  My siblings are a generation older than me, and this ritual is one of the few things we have in common. Of course, she never made us memorize Song of Hiawatha as that is just ridiculous.


I love the Lelutka Pow Pumps. The style goes with so many things and the subdued colors are a refreshing alternative in the usually color-rich tapestry of SL shoes.


The jewelry is the Guarana set from Kunglers and the hair is the fabulous Helen updo from Exile. I am really enthusiastic about the newest releases from Exile – there’s a lightness and playfulness in these new styles that makes them so fun to wear.


The skin is Belleza’s Elle and it’s as beautiful as ever. There’s such reliable excellence in Belleza skins that they are among the ones that I fall back on when I feel indecisive.

***STYLE NOTES******
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  • Poses: Behavior Body R
  • Skin: Belleza Elle R
  • Eyes: Poetic Colors
  • Lashes: Lelutka Diva Prim Lashes
  • Hair: Exile Helen
  • Dress: ORTA Isabella Dress in Creme
  • Shoes: Lelutka Pow Pumps
  • Jewelry: Kunglers Guarana
  • Grey Havens

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