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One of my favorite releases from the Fall collections is the Burana dress from Sissy Pessoa of Baiastice. It reminds me of sea shells and has such a modern, innovative look with the texture and the shell=like prims dotted around the skirt and bodice. Equally intriguing is the name, Burana, which brings to mind the collection of profane songs written by monks, many of which were put to music by Carl Orff in 1935. In particular, O Fortuna, has become ubiquitous in movie soundtracks. So much so, that recently a friend was lamenting how much she hated hearing that song. It’s unfortunate that cliche-ridden and hackish directors abuse songs like that, but we need to remember that it’s not the song’s fault that some folks cannot think deeper than the first cliche they recall. To remind yourself of just how amazing that song is, you should listen to Ray Manzarek’s arrangement in his CD that I believe touched off the flood of over-exposure for this amazing piece of work.

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Burana the dress, however, does not make me think of O Fortuna or the other driving songs from Carmina Burana, but rather from the more pensive Amor Volat, Love Flies Everywhere, from the same work and a reminder that Carmina Burana is much more than music for chases and battles and war. The dress is far too elegant for that sort of thing and much more suited to romance and rendezvous in the moonlight.

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With it, I am wearing the amazing Ilde jewelry set from Donna Flora that seems to have been made for this dress in particular. Even the three color choices in the HUD would all complement the dress perfectly. I chose the off-white that reflects the main color in the dress, but I could have easily have chosen the golden-brown or silvery-gray and found them perfect counterparts to the shell tones in the dress.

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A stunning new hair release from Elikatira and lovely and dramatic makeup from PXL Creations complete the look. The hat and gloves come with the dress and set it off wonderfully.

***STYLE NOTES******
Promotional Copies are denoted by a Bold R

  • Poses: Reel Expressions
  • Skin: PXL Creations Dafne R
  • Eyes: Poetic Colors
  • Lashes: Lelutka Diva
  • Hair: Elikatira Away
  • Dress: Baiastice Burana R
  • Shoes: Adam Eve Babii
  • Jewelry: Donna Flora Ilde R
  • Location: Jardin des Ephemeres

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