Flora – Black Dahlia

Flora - Black Dahlia I

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot.

Flora - Black Dahlia II

Flora - Black Dahlia III

Flora - Black Dahlia IV

Flora - Black Dahlia V

Though I’ve been on vacation for roughly over a week, inspiration has taken a backseat while relocation and organization have taken the wheel. I’m pretty much moved back in for the summer now and recently found time to create something I’ve had in mind for some time. The Black Dahlia is the moniker of Elizabeth Ann Short, a victim of a grotesque unsolved murder in 1947. A wayward woman, she was found mutilated in an abandoned lot. The tragic tale has been the subject of multiple books and films, but at times like the person, herself, is fading from people’s minds. Something she may have been fighting even in life.

Flora - Black Dahlia VI

As opposed to some of my other flora pieces, this post features garments using sculpted blooms as accents and centerpieces without them actually being flowers. Short’s pictures are depicted in old black and white film, so I choose to dress in monotones with only a dash of color in the lips and eyes. I used the Corset Dress “Lilith” and the Metal Rose jewelry set from *G Field* to bring the ‘dahlia’ element to the image, for the prims can pose as roses or other flowers very easily.

Flora - Black Dahlia B

Outfit: Corset Dress “Lilith” -silver- from *G Field*
Footwear: Nightmare – Black – heels from ::69::
Head: Skull hair flower *colour change* from /artilleri/
Neck: Metal Rose Choker -silver from *G Field*
Wrists: Metal Rose Bracelets -silver from *G Field*
Hair: Alora – Midnight from Calico Ingmann Creations
Eyes: 30-diseased eyes-high cyan from edge grafica [free]
Skin: Velvet Matte Bloodlust (Hungry) from :::Sn@tch:::
Poses: [Long Awkward Pose] and :::sunflower poses::: [click photos for specific pose]
Location: Dead End – Urban Kidnap Roleplay [mature zone]

~ by Terry Toland on June 4, 2010.

4 Responses to “Flora – Black Dahlia”

  1. excellent match of so many different designers, gotta love that peatl skirt.

  2. […] Lifestyles of the Broke and Notorious […]

  3. It is beatiful..it makes me kinda sad :c

  4. […] final in my series of floral tragedy ties back to the first, this time looking at the film that inspired Elizabeth Short’s morbid sobriquet. The Blue […]

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