OOTD & MOTD for February’s Birth Flower: Violet

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Violet pic via Photobucket. Violet info via Love To Know and What’s My Birth Flower?.

Yesterday’s look was inspired by the Violet, February’s birth flower.  The use of violets has a long history in art, myth, and literature.  At one time, the city of Athens was called the “violet-crowned city” by the Greek dramatist, Aristophanes and English historian, Macauley.  In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, “violets are used to convey constancy and devotion”.  There’s a verse in a song sung during Act IV, Scene 5: “I would give some violets, but they withered all when my father died”.  Violets symbolize “love of truth, or the truth of love”.

 

VIOLET INFO & SYMBOLISM

TITLE: The Flower of Modesty

GENUS: Viola

ALSO KNOWN AS: Pansies

ORIGIN: Ancient Greece and Rome

TYPE: Some are perennials, some are annuals, and a few are small shrubs

COLORS: Shades of violet, blue, mauve, yellow, and cream

ZODIAC SIGN: Taurus (April 21 – May 21)

USES: Believed to cure gout and spleen disorders (Ancient Rome), soothe pain and reduce malignant tumors (Medieval era), and also used as a soup (by the Tartans)

 

Here’s my outfit of the day.  I think that the long, flowing, black clothes worn with feathers and flowers in my hair is my signature style.  It’s a perfect blend of goth and ATS® belly dance:

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PROJECT 666 Staples: Lace shirt (S6), Long black dress (D1), Long duster (J1), Platform boots (B4)

 

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Long duster: Amazon, Long dress: Dharma Trading Co., Lace shirt: secondhand, Platform boots: Doc Martens

 

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All accessories purchased on Etsy. Violet flowers: Little Shop Of Florals, Black feather: Beadazzled By Sharon, Onyx beaded necklace: String Of Jewels, Raw amethyst necklace: Habit Jewelry

 

Here’s my face.  I think my eyes really pop with false eyelashes, so I may wear them more often.  They can be a pain in the butt to put on, but it’s getting easier the more I wear them:

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As February draws to a close, it won’t be long until Spring comes again.  After a while, the cold weather drains me and makes me lethargic, so I can’t wait until Spring arrives again.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

 

ATS® dance move (fast): ASWAT (Arabic Shimmy with Arms and Turn)

Song: “The Flight of Morrigan” by Arcane Dimension & Wildcard Bellydance

2 thoughts on “OOTD & MOTD for February’s Birth Flower: Violet”

  1. Here’s to some better weather and a nice long spring! It’s the perfect season for lace, picnics with friends and unexpected flowers.

    Happy (belated) birthday, too, I hope it was a great one 🙂

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