Q in the winter gardens, playing in her winter dress from VDJ.

And speaking of VDJ...don't forget that my exclusive paperdolls for the winter collection are in the Christmas shop at VDJ now!
 Available only at Le Vestiaire de Jeanne.


FDChief said...

"Moon, moon
waxing and yellow.

The girl with the pretty face
is wearing a black dress
out picking raindrops.
The wind, lover of beauty,
grabs her round the waist.
Four riders pass by
on Arabian ponies,
with blue pants and green jackets
and big, dark eyes
'Come to Boston, sweetheart'
The girl won't listen to them.
Three young sailors pass,
slender in the waist, smiling
with jackets the color of night
and pants of deep snowfalls.
'Come to New York City, sweetheart.'
The girl won't listen to them.
When the afternoon began turning
ashen, with scattered hues of light,
a young man strolled by, wearing
roses and myrtle of the hillside
chewing on basil leaves.
'Come home with me, sweetheart.'
And the girl won't listen to him.
The girl with the pretty face
wearing a black dress
keeps on picking raindrops
with the cool arm of the wind
wrapped around her waist.

Moon, moon
Waxing and green"

Liberatore Suffoletta

I love her black dress, so I had to post the entirety of the poem I exerpted for FB.

aud* said...

Beautiful pictures! i like the contrast of the red&black... it creates an mysterious atmosphere
have a good week

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

I love the poem, John, it's perfect.

Fei An said...

So beautiful, really!!!
The red and Q's black dress...She is becoming to be a big girl now. Look at her face and her gesture:)

FDChief said...

Frankly, Maia, when I read the poem I immediately thought of your artwork, and what a wonderful illustration you could make from the images in the verse.

Yanyan said...

Q has such a special style, any outfit she wears, feels so Q and unique.I often what kind of stylish young lady she will look like once she grows up.

kitchu said...

she is simply: divine.

rosanguyen said...

Wow, I love how Q is aware of her dress flowing around her and she just spins and plays with it. Oh she looks so carefree!

Loree said...

I used to love playing with paper dolls when I was little. It was so easy to make clothes for them myself. I believe it was one of my favourite pastimes.

Yoli said...

That dress is stunning. So dramatic and beautiful. Q completes the look with her inimitable persona.

MUS said...

she is so cute in her lovely black dress!