52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Mulberry

My husband grew up in the Canary Islands. On his island, there is still a tradition of raising and harvesting silkworms, and weaving the silk. When my husband was a small boy, he would raise silkworms to help his mother earn some extra money. And the favorite food of silkworms is the leaves of the mulberry tree. My husband has told me the stories several times of how the silkworm’s voracious appetite kept him running all day cutting and collecting mulberry branches. Even now he just can’t believe how much they eat.

So the next time you pull on a silk garment, take a moment to respect the worms. It’s an arduous process. You can read more about it here.

I was able to find one single mulberry tree with silkworms on it in SL, and here it is!

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Tree: Mulberry Tree with silkworms season changing by Herb Abrahams (Marketplace)

Dress: *Bliss Couture* Alethia Magenta by Amutey Decuir

Hair: *Plume* – Rockeuse/Soil by Fauve Beaumont & Lulu Jameson

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow

10 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Mulberry

  1. Ygrey Auer

    No sabía lo de la seda en las Canarias. Me encanta este tipo de post.

  2. Anichka Savira

    That’s awesome, I had no idea silkworms loved mulberry leaves. Great info.

    You look stunning. That is such a pretty outfit!

  3. gilliangalicia

    Oh, wonderful AND educational! 🙂 Great look, Eliza.

  4. Nicandra Laval

    what a beauty !!!! bye bye Nic

  5. Nicandra Laval

    oh and forgot say ..i like the silk story…i saw a silk factory in Indonesia..:) Bye bye again , Nic

  6. usuallyblonde

    I’m impressed you found a ‘real’ mulberry tree in SL — great effort.

  7. bourbiedoll

    Interesting story about the silkworms. And a lovely silk gown to bring it full circle. Beautiful sky, btw!

  8. samayalin

    Beautiful dress and an interesting post. Good job!

  9. Laila Laperriere

    Happy Sunday Pretty Lady!
    Can I just say, how great it is to have an educator in rl that blogs with us fashionistas?
    But, at the same time, it also makes me dot my I’s and cross my T’s. =)
    Beautiful post. xoxo

  10. ayakofirecaster

    What an interesting story. I never knew that about silkworms. Beautifully done. I love that dress on you.

Ingrid

It’s always a good day when there is new stuff at Agnes Finney. This new dress is available in several colors, one of which is being sold at a discount for group members. I particularly love the scarf that takes this dress from purely summer to a subtly autumnal look—although the transparent skirt, while making those legs look great, is probably not going to keep them too warm!

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Dress: Agnes Finney Ingrid Champagne
Shoes: elikatira Move Pumps Creme
Hair: Plume Elegance – Soil
Skin: Apple May Designs Kat Carmel Nitro 3
Lipstick tattoo: Tuli Tanya Tan Lips Apricot
Eyes: FASHISM Sunrise Eyes Light Brown (ML)
Earrings: ::MOOD:: Soho *G* Amber Earring (I think this was a FFL item from March 2011)
Location: Etana

One thought on “Ingrid

  1. gilliangalicia

    You are absolutely stunning, Eliza!

What A Mesh!

After a couple of days without power we are finally getting back up and running here on the East Coast. And just in time, too! Rebel Hope released a new mesh gown today—I am seriously loving me the mesh! This one is a lovely, flowing gown and fits like a second skin.

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I felt the dress needed some pretty spectacular jewelry to go along with it and fortunately I had just the thing–the Precious Set from Lazuri. The colors can be changed to match whatever you are wearing—so today I obviously went with a lovely dark ruby. And I had so much fun playing with the different color options for the headpiece on my hair today, an elegant creation from Plume. Now there has got to be a ball somewhere that I am suitably dressed for!

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Jewelry: Lazuri Precious Jewelry Set*

Dress: Rebel Hope Fabria Halter Gown-Ruby  (MESH ITEM—i.e., only works in V2)

Hair: *Plume* – Plumeria/Umber

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Clover Green (ML)

* Review item provided by designer

 

One thought on “What A Mesh!

  1. gilliangalicia

    Wow, gorgeous!