Pink Elephants On Parade

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So when I was a kid, I was obsessed with Dumbo. My parents bought me the sound track on record. Yes, vinyl. I played it over and over, skipping Baby Mine (still makes me cry).  It was then I fell in love with elephants, and more especially pink elephants. Do you know how hard it is to find a pink elephant. This vexed my parents to no end, as it was a frequent request from me. Later on when I was in my teens, and doing community theater, I was in the dressing room with everyone getting ready before opening. The steady stream of flowers came in for everyone as their parents arrived and house crew delivered them. I continued getting ready as the stares and whispering began, ignoring it, and then finally having to comment to everyone, yes there were no flowers being sent to me, nor was I expecting them.

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I knew my parents wouldn’t as I thought at the time flowers were a waste if they weren’t your favorites so I was not expecting any, as lilacs were out of season, and I would expect my mother to hand cut them if they were available. At best I would receive a card. People exchanged looks, I just rolled my eyes, and finished getting ready.  Then the door opened and a crew member came in carrying a giant stuffed pink elephant, I saw from the mirror and started grinning. My parents had finally found one, then I panicked. What if someone else here also liked pink elephants, seriously my heart lurched at the thought it wasn’t mine. But it was. The girls began to comment, questioning what it was, and how they didn’t like it, etc. I didn’t care, it was a gift that my parents and put a lot of effort into hunting down instead of picking up flowers at the local store. I’ve collected elephants ever since, and still find pink elephants the hardest to find. I can find them easily on the internet now, but that takes the special out of it in some way, so I purchase them when I come across them only in real life. Finding the pink elephants from Geek made my heart sing when I was Cirque de Seraphim, and I also picked up the cutest elephant with pink balloon from Mango Cheeks. They’re mod, and I have made them larger for props. The Geek elephants are for wearing as I am in the photo, and the Mango Cheeks elephants are decor.  Now I can fill my little studio up with pink elephants and damn the critics. I am happy.

Hair: Tableau Vivant – Koyo Hair {MESH}
Eyes: LeLutka – Ellis – Cloud
Lashes: Mon Cheri – “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper {MESH}
Skin: Adam n Eve – Charli – Tone C Appliers NEW! (Available at My Slink Obsession – NOV/2014)
Head: Slink – Visage – Becky  {MESH}
Mesh Body: Slink – Physique {MESH}
Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual {MESH}
Manicure/Pedicure –  Flair – Set 97
Elephant: Geek – Luftballon – Pink  {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Cirque de Seraphim NOV/2014)
Top: Fishy Strawberry – Off Shoulder Sweater – Sand {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at The Chapter Four)
Cami: Flair – Kelly Shorts/Cami Set Short – Earth Set Appliers NEW! (Available at My Slink Obsession – NOV/2014)
Leggings: Maitreya – Footless Tights – Chocolate  {MESH}
Socks: EB Atelier – Mesh Socks – Pink {MESH}
Feet: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Feet  – Medium {MESH}
Shoes: Essenz – Helsinki – {MESH} NEW!
Poses: Double Take
Posestand/HUD/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry
Elephants: Geek – Luftballon – Pink With Balloon, Mango Cheeks – Take Flight Baby -Light Pink  {MESH} NEW! (Currently available at Cirque de Seraphim NOV/2014)
Ballons: .a.n.c. Ltd. –  Cirque de Reverie – .14/ blanc / balloon stand {MESH} NEW! [Gatcha]

and yes…I still have that giant pink elephant.

♪    Dumbo – Pink Elephants On Parade  ♪