“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
~Henry David Thoreau,
Hello good people! So, sadly I was not one of those who won the record-breaking lottery last night. Even though I know that intellectually the odds of me winning were pretty much nil, I have always subscribed to the theory that the only certainty about the lottery is that you won’t win if you don’t play. I have to admit that it was fun dreaming for the last few days about what I would do if I had that kind of sudden wealth. For sure there would be a desire to do something charitable with a portion of the money since there’s so much need in the world. But, I’m not above fantasizing about buying my dream car – an Aston Martin in case one of the winners sees this and wants to be my sugar mama/daddy 😉 – and spending a year or two travelling the globe to explore different cultures. Alas, it wasn’t me, so congratulations to the three winning tickets who get to split that $1.5 Billion!
Speaking of exploring, while I was perusing through Flickr the other day, I came upon a photo that was taken at The Keys, which I believe recently opened on the grid. The sim itself is geared towards inworld photographers, and it is absolutely stunning. It was the perfect backdrop for the new gown that Ghee released for this month’s round of The Instruments, which is centered around the theme of Nature. Ghee’s gown is aptly named Walden and is inspired by American transcendentalist author, Henry David Thoreau – who is best known for his work Walden: Or, Life in the Woods. The essential premise of the book is a chronicle of the two years that he spent in the woods, living life at its most simple and basic and embracing our most natural state. Admittedly, when I had to read the book for my high school literature class, the idea of living a completely solitary life communing with nature had absolutely no appeal. However, now that I am a good 20 years out of high school (OMG!), I have to say that I have a whole new appreciation for moments of solitude. Sometimes, in the rush of life, we lose perspective on the things that truly matter. And, even more importantly, we sometimes lose ourselves. So, I think I will dust off my copy of Walden and read it again.
Like its namesake, the Walden gown embraces natural elements in its design. The strapless gown comes in two different lengths – a tea-length version and a long, floor length version. The one I am wearing in the photo is the longer version. Also, there are coordinating accessories featuring a stunning headpiece and matching earrings. Because I wanted to capture the dramatic lines of the gown in a full body shot, it’s a bit difficult to see the amazing detail of the headpiece. So, I decided to do an isolation shot that displays the intricate detail of the accessories below:
The gown is available in six different colors, and the headpiece and earrings come in multiple versions as well. You can find all of these items at this month’s Instruments, which started on the 11th and goes until January 26th. Your taxi to the event is here. Happy shopping ❤
Gown: Ghee | Walden gown in Plum (exclusively at the Instruments.)
Headpiece and Earrings: Ghee | Walden Plum Headpiece and Drop Earrings (exclusively at the Instruments.)
Hair: CaTwA | TNT v. 2
Hands: Slink | Avi Enhancement Hands in Casual
Bracelet and Necklace: Eclectica | Cascade Dark Beads set
Ears: Mandala | Hutuu Simple Mesh Ears
Body: Maitreya | Lara Mesh Body v. 3.3
Pose by Di’s Opera