Fall walked in without knocking


Fall walked in the door the other day and it didn’t even knock. There I was all hot and bothered the day before and then the rain came and the chill air of autumn walked right in. I knew it was coming. It sent a postcard a couple weeks ago, but still, I think it should have knocked. I loved Autumn in Minnesota when the leaves turned with the bright lemon-lime of the birches, the fiery oranges of the maples and white oaks, the rich reds of the sugar maples and the jeweled garnet of the sumacs. I loved the crunch of the leaves on the deer paths snaking through the woods and the flashes of color among the white birches. Here in Oregon, autumn brings back the rain and the leaves are too damp for crunching or for rolling about it. The color palette is more yellow and green than the technicolor palette of Minnesota, but still there’s the welcome relief from heat and the richness of the fall harvest to sweeten the transition. Hankering for some real fall foliage, though, I set out for Salt Flats, the home of Zigana, a delightful home decor and texture store, where the fall foliage reminded me of my childhood tramps through the woods. Thankfully there is a path, because the heels on those gorgeous ankle boots from Paper Couture are not made for tramping.


I don’t think I ever looked this good during my tramps through the woods. I always had to wear some Blaze Orange which may be safety conscious, but is never fashionable. This gorgeous pants and top come from CIA. I am so in love with that embroidery. Floral embroidery could make you think of folksy, hippie fashions, but not with those arched shoulders and that sleek rolled collar. It may have a bit of folkloric embroidery, but its form is completely modern.


My makeup is from Belleza. This is Chloe, Tricky Boucher’s newest release, and it’s a tour de force with bold and provocative makeups along with more classical makeup like this one. The hair is Bonjour from Lelutka. The bow changes to four colors and the sleek shape is timeless. The makeup is from Mouse Mimostrobell for Dark Mouse. The intricate silver findings hold a blend of stones that is simply gorgeous.

****STYLE NOTES******

  • Poses: Di’s Opera
  • Skin: -Belleza- Chloe Pale 22
  • Hair: [LeLutka]-BONJOUR hair – Rita
  • Eyes: Poetic Colors Forest Morning and [LeLutka]-2011 lashes/curl/touch me
  • Top: [CIA] MFW Green skinny pant (Modavia Fashion Week)
  • Pants: [CIA] MFW Black top with flower (Modavia Fashion Week)
  • Boots: Paper Couture Elevation Booties
  • Jewelry: Dark Mouse Whirling Dervishes (Jewelry Fair)
  • Location; Zigana

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