Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Bright Young Thing


Fallingwater Cellardoor of Shiny Things


Fallingwater Cellardoor, my tenth guest-star, is BUSY. It took me several weeks to hunt her for photos, but when she did, she was an amazing resource for the shoot. "Sure I can bring some poses," she said, and brought four boxes full. She wasn't sure what to wear, however, and we finally settled on the hallmarks of her trade: shoes and jewelry.

I first met Fally at an event of hyasynth's. We were both dancing, and it took me a little while to realize that the sweet person boogying around next to me was the creator behind the lovely shoes and jewelry of Shiny Things. My first big purchase was from her shop -- Old Laceup Boots. I wore them around Second Life for weeks, and I still have fond memories of unboxing those boots. The amazing thing is that I'm not alone -- everyone's got their own favorite story about Fally's shoes.

Which brings me to the Fally behind Fally. Who is this busy, busy woman? She seems to be all motion, creating in concentrated determination, and then popping into the world to release and deal with all the nuts and bolts behind running a viable business in Second Life. All this is to say that she's too busy for me to have figured out the Fally behind Fally.

But then there's her name.

Fallingwater. Same as the house designed by one of the most well-known architects of modernist America, Frank Lloyd Wright. The house looks sleek, but pays careful attention to the natural form around it. Hmmmm.

Cellardoor. J.R.R. Tolkien (who was also a linguist) pointed out that the words Cellar Door held intrinsic beauty in English because of the way the vowels and consonants sounded together. Hmmmmm.

Fallingwater Cellardoor, paying homage to the modern, the natural, and the beautiful. I can see it.



***Hair: Kin
***Tattoos: Canimal
***Skin: Fleur Shoujo
***Shoes: (Shiny Things) Mary Geos in lime
***Jewelry: (Shiny Things) Glass Chunk Bracelet and (Shiny Things) Spring Leaf Cuff
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