Once upon a time, a girl felt awkward and unattractive. She hid herself away and never allowed others to come near. She was afraid of ridicule and rejection. She always wore a hood to cover her face, believing that no one would notice her.
Then that girl ventured out at winter solstice and discovered a magical grove. The Rowan trees bent down to create a tunnel for her to travel through, kissing her hair with snowy leaves, turning her tresses to a lustrous pewter. Across her face they created a mask scattered with diamonds, which gave her confidence to step through the trees, her identity half-hidden, yet beautiful in a way she could not understand. Lifting her hood to reveal her beauty, she reached out – not just to touch a blowing leaf but to reach out to the world.
The rowan trees and leaves are the latest main store release from [ keke ]. While I loved the autumn version she created for the November Deco(c)rate, the winter versions are simply magical.
My dress and hair are a collaboration between Apple May Designs and [RUNAWAY] for the December round of The Liaison Collaborative. While the dress and hair are separate purchases, there is a version of the hair that fits perfectly with the hoodie dress. Each version of the dress comes with both a plain version and an appliqued version and the hair is fitted for various mesh bodies, in addition to standard fitted versions. They are a pair that you need to never split apart.
My makeup is from Slack Girl at Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms. This comes with a rather dramatic crown, but the makeup is beautiful on its own. Make sure you stop by to check out the makeup and all of the other lovely things at this winter event.
Once Upon A Winter Solstice is the theme of The Liaison Collaborative for December. It is an event where you can bring all of your fairytales to life.
Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Dress: Apple May Designs May Hoodie Dress (Maitreya) by Apple May (available at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30)
*Makeup: Slack Girl ::SG:: Cursed Makeup for CATWA Heads by SlackGirl (available at Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms through December 19)
*Hair: [RUNAWAY] [RA] May Hair – Fitted for May Hoodie (Maitreya) by Candela Kira (available at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30)
*Skin Applier: *League* Maitreya Mesh Body Applier – Sunkissed by Nena Janus
*Catwa Head Applier: *League* Ella – Catwa Applier – Sunkissed (with freckles) by Nena Janus
Body, feet and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: LOTUS. Devotion Eyes – 2 by Lilanachristina (gacha prize)
*Trees: [ keke ] blown away rowan arch – snow white by Kean Kelly (available at the main store)
*Leaves: [ keke ] blown away rowan leaves – snow white by Kean Kelly (available at the main store)
Snow: [PM]Pixel Mode – Snow Forms by Tya Fallingbridge (available at FaMESHed December 2016)
*Pose: Le Poppycock-Affection by Olivia LaLonde (gacha prize available at The Liaison Collaborative through December 30)
Photo taken using LUMIPro by Stefan Buscaylet
Beautiful… and a story of the world, I think 🙂
It’s that time of year 🙂