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A Dream Within – Poet’s Heart

“A Dream Within…” is a charity event for Crohn’s and Colitis UK (info: http://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/) and is inspired by Edgar Allan Poe.

Dream Within Logo

Why Crohn’s and Colitis UK? Crohn’s Disease is a treatable illness, but not curable, also the cause is still unknown. Many people have never even heard of this illness, but with time the symptoms and side effects of Crohn’s will get worse (anaemia, short bowel syndrome, malnutrition, DVT… etc the list is going on and on), and it sometimes gets life threatening. With the growing number of patients diagnosed each year it is vital that the research towards this illness is well funded, that soon they will finally find a cure so future patients will not have to face the huge impact of Crohn’s on their lives.

Why Poe? There is no other like him. Each designer was assigned to a different verse/part of one of Poe’s poems and was asked to interpret it into a creation, a visual composition of theirs.

50% of the income of each design will go to Crohn’s and Colitis UK, but there will also be donation boxes dotted around. Your Chariot.

EVENING STAR

‘Twas noontide of summer,
And mid-time of night;
And stars, in their orbits,
Shone pale, thro’ the light
Of the brighter, cold moon,
‘Mid planets her slaves,
Herself in the Heavens,
Her beam on the waves.
I gazed awhile
On her cold smile;
Too cold- too cold for me-

AURORA BY POET’S HEART:

Dream Within Poet's Heart Aurora Nightsky Close

Dream Within Poet's Heart Aurora Nightsky

Styling:

Gown/Hat/Gloves: Aurora Nightsky – Poet’s Heart at A Dream Within

Makeup: Frost Fest Blue (December group gift coming soon) – Shellac

Jewelry: Celeste Heirloom Special Edition – Lazuri

Hair: Sonne Chianti – Bliss Couture

Pose: Refined – Di’s Opera

Location: Winter Wedding Venue – Boudoir

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Do you believe in coincidence?

Do you believe in coincidence?  I for one tend to believe that things happen for a reason, and that if you follow your gut, listen to that inner wisdom that advises you, it is often the best course of action you can take.  For instance, sometimes when I am out and about, I spy an item that inspires me, speaks to me even, and says “you must be mine.”  It gets the wheels of creativity turning.  I dont’ know if it is beckoning to me or I to it, but I find I must heed the call.  When I stumbled across the Geisha Girl dress by Zanze House of Couture, in rich oranges and tans, it reminded me of autumn leaves, but with an unexpected Asian twist.  I had to take it home.  But that is not the end of this story.

It is funny how life works sometimes.  Shortly after purchasing the dress, the designer Zzoiezee sent me an IM to ask me about my shopping experience.  We got to chatting, I shared a bit of my work with her, and shortly thereafter I was surprised and delighted to be invited to blog for Zanze.  So you will be seeing her fresh perspective and unique designs in my posts on a more frequent basis going forward.  It all started with a dress that insisted it must come home with me, and I followed my gut.  Who beckoned whom, I must wonder…and again I will ponder; is there really such thing as a coincidence?

Styling:

Dress: Geisha Girl Blood – Zanze House of Couture

Hair: Kay with Curls Hairbase (comes with shaved tattoo hairbase) – EMO-tions

Makeup: Show Designs Dovely – Madrid Solo

Earrings: Lillium Color Version – {me.}

Shoulder Accessory: Imperium Shoulder Ornament – Shi.

Leggings: Nylon Tights Wine – House of Fox

Shoes: Krikey Pumps Print 5 – LD Major

Pose: Feminine Line – Di’s Opera

Vintage Oriental Burlesque

Vintage Fair is still going on, and here is a mix and match of some of my favorite designers for a vintage look that blends a dash of oriental and burlesque into an outfit that is spicy and exotic.

Styling:

Hat: Imperium Hat – Shi. at the Vintage Fair

Makeup: Red Planet – Madrid Solo

Corset: Kanji Mesh Corset – NV Corsetry at the Vintage Fair

Cape, Collar, Brooch, Gloves and Ruffled Shorts: Gemma – Indyra Originals at the Vintage Fair

Skirt: Diva Skirt Black – Apple May Designs

Boots: Carazon Boots Black – Ison at the Vintage Fair

Poses: Di’s Opera and Morphine Poses