Flora – Blue Dahlia

Flora - Blue Dahlia I

“My advice to the women of America is to raise more hell and fewer dahlias.”
~ William Allen White

Flora - Blue Dahlia II

Flora - Blue Dahlia III

Flora - Blue Dahlia IV

Flora - Blue Dahlia V

Flora - Blue Dahlia VI

The 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 Dahlia was a black and white produced in 1947 that played on a too-familiar problem some returning soldiers were facing on the home front: infidelity on the part of their wives. Unlike these soldiers, the wife in the film is mysteriously murdered and the ex-bomber hero is framed for the crime.

In an appropriate fashion, I also returned to the dress designs of G Field, this time donning the Ruffles Dress “Grace”. As with the earlier gown, the floral sculpties can be interpreted as many different blooms. I found the fade from almost-black to evening blue helped with the dark mood I was trying to capture without being overly doom-n’-gloom. The poses worked amazingly well with the environment to create a fluid visual tale, as well. Overall, I’m tickled that I finally rendered this idea into something I can share with others, and I look forward to getting back into the swing of blogging.

Flora - Blue Dahlia A

Outfit: Ruffle Dress “Grace” -blue- from *G Field*
Neck: Rose Lace Choker “Imperial” -silver- from *G Field*
Wrists: Rose Lace Bracelets “Imperial” -silver- from *G Field*
Footwear: Group Gift Pumps – Blue from Maitreya
Hair: Priscilla golden blonde from Exclusiva [2009 X-mas promo]
Eyes: – Aurora Eyes – Freebie from Poetic Colors
Skin: Seduction – Alabaster – Group Gift from *CUPCAKES
Poses: Reel Expression and [Long Awkward Pose] [click photos for specific pose]
Location: CREAM SHOP

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~ by Terry Toland on June 6, 2010.

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