Saturday, January 31, 2015

We're Gonna Ride The Race Cars...


...We're gonna dance on fire
We're the girls of Le Disko
Supersonic overdrive...



So recently I had the opportunity to meet and begin working with one of Second Life's awesome designers, DJ A.F.I. who is the creative genius behind the AFI Designs clothing brand.  Known far and wide for her stunning haute couture fashions, she has decided to veer slightly from the high fashion path and enter the darkness!  So naturally I totally wanted to jump on board with that...we need more dark designers in sl!  I can't even tell you how excited I am to see what kind of new lovelies she comes up with...AFI Designs is one to watch folks!  Now, since she's decided to go in a new fashion direction that also warrants a new store which is being built right this minute.  Until it's complete you have to get your fashion fix on the Marketplace and the link for AFI Designs is here.  If you're one of those who prefer shopping in-world just give it a little time and your patience will be rewarded!  

The first of many future AFI Designs beauties is shown here, a stunning little dress called Damaged.  It features cut-out holes throughout the skirt giving a teasing little peekaboo look, showing off plenty of skin while still keeping those important areas covered.  It comes in the standard 5 mesh sizes and has a pair of nude tintable underwear as well as some pasties if you need a little modesty along the low-cut bust line.  The bodice has a rich velvety look to it while the skirt features a sassy yet subtle polka dot pattern.  Feisty and demure at the same time, you need this dress!





For my nails I naturally went to the sl Nail Goddess B over at Dark Passions - Koffin Nails who never fails to have the perfect design for whatever look I'm wearing.  This time of course was no exception and her Lots O Dots set matched this dress like they were made for each other.  These nails come in 6 colors with a black ombre option for each color giving you a total of 12 options in one HUD.  Total bargain!


Then of course there were the eyes.....ohhhh the eyes.  When I like a designer I tend to go way overboard and buy nearly everything they have.  Then later, I have no clue what it is I'm looking for in the giant sea of greatness.  I find it's actually easier to look through my inventory by looking through the marketplace.  So when I need to pick eyes, I pop onto the VerseEye store to figure out what to use from my inventory.  Imagine me gasping in delight and glee when I stumbled upon a line that I didn't have!!!  How did I miss these?  The Dragon Wind set has 4 variations and each is better than the last.  Intense colors, heart-stopping detail, no clue how I hadn't seen these before!  I quickly snatched 'em up and haven't been able to take them off since!



Dark Passions - Koffin Nails Lots O Dots HUD

VerseEye Dragon Wind Eyes Vendor Pics




*Clothing*

AFI Designs Damaged Dress
AZOURY Chromatics - Ballet Heels ( for JD MyFeet only,!!!)
Sugar Moon Maid V2 Necklace


*Body*

VerseEye Dragon Wind - Blaze
Dark Passions - Koffin Nails Lots O Dots
Glam Affair Amberly II With Appliers
Dura-Boy 40 Hair
-UtopiaH- My Bloody Nose (store now closed)
Cherry Candy Bloody Broken Nose



*Poses*

Oddfish Studio Flutterfly
DM Soar
PosESion Nails II 2
Poseology Framed


*Location*

All pics taken in the LEA 9 Bryn Oh - A Retrospective sim.

*Title lyrics taken from "Le Disko" by Shiny Toy Guns

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

There Are Places I Remember...





...All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better.
And some have gone, and some remain.





I don't wear pink.  Like ever.  Ok, maybe almost never but it's such a rarity that my friends pass around candid pics they've taken and giggle about them and, once or twice, have threatened blackmail.  In my family there were very clearly defined gender roles and I was constantly being told to act like a "lady" or dress like a "lady" and stop doing all the things that "only boys" do.  So in an effort to make me into this "lady" the parents bought me a lot of pink in my younger days.  A lot of pink.  Sadly, when I was born they were really hoping for a "girl".  Anyway, pink came to represent the whole "act like a lady" thing that I felt had been forced upon me.  Even now I still rebel against it.  Why am I telling you this?  Because check out this dress!  It's pink!  And I LOVE IT!!!  I wanted to give you a bit of background so you could see how big of a deal that really is.  I love this dress!  I just couldn't get my hands on this beauty fast enough so I could go out into the grid and try to take some pics that do this bit of loveliness justice.  

This dress is from Dead Dollz and is called Shinobi.  It's a pink/white version of the gown designed for Miss Virtual Japan 2015.  Stunning in it's simplicity the dress hugs you in all the right places with an alluring sheer bust and open leg.  The pink and white Obi naturally draw attention to the waist with a fun little offset pink bow for just the right amount of sass.  It's available right now at the Sneak Peek event and this is truly something you don't want to miss!





Dark Passions - Koffin Nails Frosted Fantasy Nail HUD


*Clothing*

.::Dead Dollz::. Shinobi White/Pink (available at Sneak Peek)
!dM Amidala HairSticks Dragonfly
KOtic Spring Rings
[CX] Grungy Geta Shoes
Lazuri Perllina Earrings


*Body*

[Mystic Canvass] Dedra Peachy With Appliers
VerseEye Tenor Grey - Blue
Dark Passions - Koffin Nails Frosted Fantasy
+elua+ Ursula Black
.Shi: Messy Fringe (gift from Hairfair 2014, may no longer be available)
{MUA} MakeUp Set Kattaca


*Poses*

PosESion Imagine 2
PosESion Geisha 7
PosESion Imagine 8


*Location*

All pics taken in the Blue Lotus Okiya sim.



*Title lyrics taken from "In My Life" by Bette Midler

Monday, January 26, 2015

All Arise From Your Rest...





...We'll find enough there to feed you
Soon you'll belong to the best
Spare us your lives while we need you...




Guess what time it is?  Sneak Peek time!  That's right, it's back and it opened on 25 January with a whole new round of amazing fashions from some of the greatest designers around the grid.  This event begins on the 25th of every month and runs for a full 10 days of shopping wonders and this round is just heavenly!

If you're like me you love your shoes.  Ya, clothes and hair and makeup too but let's be honest...the world revolves around shoes!   Poute has released a lovely pair of peep-toe wedgies that are exclusive to the Sneak Peek event.  You can only get them at Sneak Peek, nowhere else so you better grab 'em while you can!  They are designed for Slink High Feet, comes in six colors, and has a HUD option to turn the wedge black.  With cut-out sides and peep-toes, these lovelies show off those adorable tootsies of yours!

The Black French Tip nails I'm wearing from Dark Passions - Koffin Nails I've shown you before.  So why am I showing you again?  Exciting news!  They are now available for the Maitreya Mesh Body!  B is working hard releasing some of her most in demand nails for all you Maitreya Body lovers out there and these babies will be your go-to set!  Keep an eye on her...the girl never stops!

And finally, there's a new little sim I wanted to show you.  The Wintermoon Village is a Dark Gothic sim with plenty of things to see and do.  Shopping all over the place, a Poe Memorial Garden, Gacha's, a Dungeons & Dragons table that you can reserve for your group, events, and currently a hunt is running called the Golden Apple Hunt that is exclusive to Wintermoon Village.  When you find those little prizes they are packed with goodies from the in-sim stores.  It's an amazing place with some wonderful folks lurking around!  There is a shopping guide right at the landing point and a welcome center to provide any info you may need.  Grab it all then explore explore explore!!!











*Clothing*

Poute Honey High Wedges (available at this month's round of Sneak Peek)
Maitreya Half Tucked Shirt
Maitreya Boyfriend Jeans
Kosh Multiplex Bracelet and Necklace
Forever Famous Onyx Ring Coven Collection
Emporium Caribbean Silver Ring


*Body*

[Mystic Canvass] Angie Peachy Skin with Appliers
Dark Passions - Koffin Nails French Black Nails (on fingers)
Dark Passions - Koffin Nails Rivets & Steam (on toes)
VerseEye Tenor Grey
MINA Jett/Brett Dark Brown
Repulse Slashed Cheek 
Corvus Deep Black Eyeshadow


*Poses*

DM Tulip
Nantra Freestyle Kick 5
PosESion Nails 7


*Location*

All pics taken in the Wintermoon Village sim.


*Title lyrics taken from "Winter Marches On" by Duran Duran




Saturday, January 17, 2015

It's astounding..........

Time is fleeting
Madness takes it's toll.





 



Greeting Ghoulish ones!  Have you made it over to the slGoth Magazine's TIMEKILLER event yet?  You really need to hurry. Time hasn't ran out yet, but it soon will. The event ends on Jan. 18, 2015. There has been some awesome entertainment each night, including concerts on the big screen and some pretty fab DJ's. So be sure to check the magazine's page for all the latest details.
slGoth

My outfit today is from Thanks for All the Nebulae! again and just like the pieces I showed you a few days ago, it's pretty wonderful and currently available at TIMEKILLER. The lace detail on the skirt is absolutely lovely and look at how sexy that top is! It really is, isn't it? 
 
I am wearing another beautiful TIMEKILLER nail design from DarkPassions. This lovely design features all kinds of fun cogs and gears in a selection of metallic shades. It's totally perfect for goth and steampunk looks. And seriously it has "time warp" in the name.  I know that when I read that I cant help but sing a bit of the song from RHPS. Gotta love that!

Of course I slid some DeadPool, VerseEye and Mystic Canvass into this look.  Shoes, eyes and my skin all from the best designers on the grid. Yes, I do have a biased opinion, but there is a reason why I go back to some items over and over again. Because they are FABULOUS!


~ Featured Items ~
These items are all currently available at the TIMEKILLER event hosted by slGoth magazine. 

OUTFIT: Thanks for All the Nebulae! Poison Outfit Includes
                [TfAtN] Semuta Shirts - Poison
                                        &
                              Verite Skirts - Poison 
Nails: DP - Koffin Nails - Slink Nails HUD - Clockwork Time Warp Currently available at the TimeKiller event.

~ Sponsor Items ~
Skin: [Mystic Canvass] - Alina -Peachy D-Cup No Brow
Eyes: VerseEye - ViZiX 2 - Midnight Available on Marketplace.
Shoes: :DEADPOOL: ALYX black for Slink high feet. Also available on Marketplace.

~ Additional Items ~
Hair: +Spellbound+ SweetDreams 2 - Small // Monochromes (Past gacha item)
Brows: .ARISE. Eyebrow Shape
Eyeliner: Essences - Hangover Eyeliner 01
Facial Scars: Corvus - Cheek Scars
Forehead / Hand Tattos: G.ID - Scar Inverted Cross
Back Tattoo: [BODY FACTORY] Gift tattoo #003
Necklace: Obscure - Cross Necklace Dark Steel
Ring: POMPOSITY - Triple Monster Cross Ring
Bracelet: Obscure - Bushido Bracelet
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands - Casual 
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female - High
Pose: Label Motion - Special Set #2 (from a past TDR

~ Location ~
 Once again I took all my pics at Morphe Inc.



ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: Time Warp



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

In The Cool Of The Evening...



...They used to gather
'neath the stars in the meadow
Circling and old oak tree...

 Just a quickie little post today so I get get this out to you in time....Starting tonight is The Witching Hour and TfAtN is going to be there!  Up for grabs in the gacha machine are 6 different crowns in the Sementivae Set, 3 gold (day) and 3 silver (night).  With 4 commons and 2 rares you're chances are great that you'll get exactly what you're looking for.  Shown here is the RARE Tellus Night Crown available in the machine.  This crown has beautiful texturing, was very easy to resize and fit over a number of different hair styles that I tried out.  The fantastic styling and colors will suit any rp or daily wear for those times you just want to feel like a queen!  The event only runs 24 hours so you better grab it tonight.

Next up is the second set of nails from Dark Passions - Koffin Nails that are currently 20% off at the slGoth Timekiller event.  You have a few more days to get over there and enjoy all the happenings they have planned for you and you can find out more about the event in Guennie's beautiful post here, and one of my posts here.   These nails have 12 different options in the HUD so there are plenty of looks for one screaming low price so grab 'em now before they go back to regular price!






 Dark Passions - Koffin Nails Clockwork Time Warp Nails Applier HUD

TfAtN Vendor ad for the Sementivae Set 









*Clothing*

[TfAtN] Tellus Crown Night RARE (available at this month's round of The Witching Hour)
!gO!  Women Ranger Jacket
!gO! Women Ranger Skirt
!gO! Women Ranger Mittens


*Body*

Dark Passions - Koffin Nails Clockwork Time Warp Nails (available at slGoth's Timekiller Event)
VerseEye Midnight Eyes
+elua+ Fran Ombre
Le Primitif Candle Bright Ring Silver
Cute Poison Starlust Piercings
Glam Affair Margot Petal
Cherry Candy Bloody Lip
:Little Pricks: Cross To Bare


*Poses*

DM By The Scruff
DM Trying To Sulk


*Location*

All pics taken in the Fallen Ones Realm


*Title lyrics taken from "Burning Times" by Rumours Of The Big Wave



Monday, January 12, 2015

slGoth Magazine hosts TIMEKILLER January 9-18, 2015



It's time to celebrate 2015 in epic gothic style. The long running Second Life magazine slGoth is hosting a festival to kick off the new year. Not only are there 15 fabulous creators participating, but there are DJs and some lovely gothic storytelling. There are also some great movies and concert footage gracing the big screen at various scheduled times. Check the TIMEKILLER page for more details.

My outfit includes some lovely pieces from the event. This amazingly shapely corset from BYRNE is an event exclusive and also is available in a lighter version. The ribbon shoulder straps are truly unique and lovely.
My pants are from Thanks for All the Nebulae! and fit like a dream. The dainty lil Armilla Macabre necklace is also from TfAtN and will only be available during this event. I am wearing the gold and red version, but the set includes 4 color variations. All for 99L! It really is a lovely piece of work. 
Of course my nails are Koffin Nails from Dark Passions, you knew that already. But did you know that this lovely Time Killer set is not only on sale during the event for only 80L, but also BCreative Wilde from Dark Passions is donating 20% of the sale price to the slGoth magazine from all purchases during the event? How cool is that?  As always each HUD has multiple color choices and you get both a mani HUD and a Pedi HUD for that price. 



~ Featured Items ~
These items are all currently available at the TIMEKILLER event hosted by slGoth magazine. 
Necklace: [TfAtN] - Armilla Macabre Necklace Gold/Red Event exclusive will not be sold after time runs out.
Corset:(BYRNE)CrackInTime Black Mesh Corset Event exclusive
Pants: [TfAtN] Machine Crusade Pants - Battered Light 
Nails: DP - Koffin Nails - Slink Nails HUD - Time Killer 80L -  20% of profits donated to slGoth Magazine.

~ Additional Items ~
Skin: [Mystic Canvass] - Dedra Peachy D-Cup Black Lip No Brow
Eyes: VerseEye - Blood Lust  Available on the Marketplace
Brows: .ARISE. Eyebrow Shape
Shoes: Pure Poison - Kate Sandals - for SLINK High
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Ambrosia
Eyeliner: Essences - Hangover Eyeliner 01
Piercings: :Little Pricks: Stapled Facial Piercing
Ring: :::LP::: Belle Fleur_Ring - Antique
Ring: #FF Onyx Ring  (Gold)
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands - Casual 
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female - High


~ Location ~
All the shots for this blog were taken on the big clock tower at Morphe Inc. directly across from slGoth magazine.  The clock tower, called Visis Obscurum is truly magnificent in both it's detail and it's grandeur. You really should take a peek at it while you are on the sim.
Morphe Inc. is a huge supporter of slGoth Magazine, so be sure to support them back when you are shopping for gothic or medieval builds. They truly have some of the best.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snow%20Crash/69/63/22


Sunday, January 11, 2015

If I Had A Heart...


...I could love you
If I had a voice I would sing
After the night when I wake up
I'll see what tomorrow brings...





How does SecondLife's premier goth magazine bring in the New Year?  A 10 day party that's how!  Plenty of fun is planned for the Timekiller celebration....movies, story telling, DJ's and great folks to hang out with and it runs from 9 January though the 18th.  While you're there you can pick up a copy of the slGoth January edition featuring a beautiful cover by an amazing photographer, Spike Clémenceau-Silent as well as an interview with Munchflower Zaius, formerly of Nomine.  In the magazine you'll also find a beautiful free gift necklace by Pixel Box so grab it!  Grab it now!

Once you have your claws on the magazine, and in between events, there are some lovely booths set up for all your shopping needs.  Clothes, accessories, nails, all following this month's slGoth theme.  The amazing BCreative from Dark Passions - Koffin Nails has designed two sets of nails for the event, Clockwork Time Warp nails and the Time Killer Nails (featured here).  



By the way, see those eyes?  What look would be complete without the eyes?  They say they're the window to the soul after all!  The always amazing Jacks from VerseEye clearly makes the best eyes on the grid and his Serenade line is heart-stopping (Dark Blue shown here).  Vibrant colors, intense detail, there is a set in nearly every color you may need.  They come in multiple mesh sizes as well as the standard system eyes for a perfect fit and will quickly become an asset to any look you may desire!


Also in attendance at the slGoth event is DeadPool Fashion.  Jet, the creator over at DP has made a stunning exclusive mesh headband called Magic Has No Time (Maleficent).  This beautiful headpiece gives you a subtle set of wire horns with wings on the side and have a resize script for quick and easy adjustments.  Grab this one while you can, it's truly an original!



The Time Warp nails have a HUD with 12 options in it and the Time Killer's have 9.  They are 20% off for the duration of the event and on top of that, 20% of the proceeds are being donated to slGoth Magazine.  Fabulous nails at a discount and a donation also?  Gotta love that!  These nails are truly something you have to see to believe and the detail will just leave you awestruck.

Dark Passions - Koffin Nails Time Killer applier HUD



*Clothing*

:DeadPool: Magic Has No Time Maleficent Horns (available at the slGoth Timekiller event)
!dM Lolita - Wristwraps Storm
(Yummy) Ice Ring - Ice Stones & Silver
*{Junbug}* Betty's Gown [Ink Brocade]
:Little Pricks: Your Love Is My Drug Necklace
Meva Ani Ring
!dM Norath "Scepter of Deceit"



*Body*

Dark Passions - Koffin Nails Time Killer Nails (available at the slGoth Timekiller event)
VerseEye Rhapsody - Blue - Dark (available on the Marketplace)
Mystic Canvass Alina Peachy A-Cup with appliers
.ploom. Mystic
Coca & Wolf Tattoo Crack
[Mandala] Taper Ears
DRD Devine Wings Raven


*Poses*

Nantra Promenade 1
Nantra Promenade 3
Lalochezia Criminal 1

*Location*

All pics taken in the Fallen Ones Realm

*Title lyrics taken from "If I Had A Heart" by Fever Ray

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

How Do Rumors Get Started...


...They're started by the jealous people
And they get mad seein' somethin' they had
And somebody else is holding...


Ever hear the same song over and over and over again and wonder if the universe is trying to tell you something?  Ya, hearing a few of them lately...weirds me out.  Anyway, I'm sure you're well aware of the store Zanze, the makers of some amazeballs fashion items in Second Life.  They have quite an assortment of lovely outfits to suit your needs, pants, gowns, tops, skirts, you name it they have it and all are simply stunning.  So, I happened to get my hands on the beautiful mesh Jolina Poncho and Front Tied Pants and just...wow.  The poncho is a wonderful knit sweater pattern with a rolled neck and loose fit giving you plenty of room for any shape.  The pants feature a tied front, tapered legs and the glittery texture is HUD driven giving you a choice of gold, purple, green, red, blue, and silver (shown here).  They work fabulously with heels and even the right pair of boots and would be fantastic for a night out on the town or clubbing with your friends!  So run on over to the store and grab this, you won't regret it!

The other thing I'm showing you in this post is a new spot in SL, it just opened yesterday.  Some of you may remember my friend Ally...I once bought her in a fun little auction and forced her into a pirate blog post with me (you can see her here).  Ally has opened up a new store, the +Sanctuarium Bookstore+  that is part cafe, part gacha yard sale, part bookstore, and part blissfully quiet relaxation spot.  Don't tell her I said this but Ally has a serious gacha addiction.  Honestly, the girl needs help.  But that just means that there are plenty of extras she's getting rid of for you to snatch up!  Her inventory is rotating quickly and it seems she's always down there restocking the items so if you see something you better grab it while you can!  Her spot is Bloodlines friendly and should you need some BL drinks you can get them there as well.  But go check it out, it's quiet and lovely and stunningly peaceful.








*Clothing* 

[ZE] Jolina Poncho and Front Tied Pants
Glamistry Hyacinth Heels


*Body*

VerseEye Rhapsody Blue Mesh Eyes
[RA] Samira Hair Ombres
[#7] Frozen Dew Lashes
[LS] Black Eyeliner
AITUI Etched Hair Base - Firebird
Glam Affair Amberly II
Repulse Slashed Cheek Wound Tattoo


*Poses*

Dyer Maker Random2_ f02f
Dyer Maker Random2_f04f



*Location*

All pics taken at the +Sanctuarium Bookstore+


*Title lyrics taken from "Rumors" by Timex Social Club




Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Artistic Side of Sneak Peek



There is still time to run over to the December Sneak Peek event. Not much though, so you'd better hurry.

My lovely little outfit is all from Petit Chat. This entire outfit is based on her original artwork which you can view here: Antigravity . Trust me you want to take a minute to click that link. The piece is gorgeous. Now if you have been following your Macabre Beauties you would know Dante already showed you this outfit here: Try And Enjoy The Here And Now, but I thought I would try to show you a different styling.  I decided to do a lil search for an art gallery to take pics in and amazingly I landed in the Petit Chat Gallery. How perfect is that?  

The gallery and store are pretty fab and make for a lovely picture spot. Trinity, the designer has some great, unique items out that are not only really fun but are fabulous for posing some pics. When you are done wandering the gallery and gardens be sure to head over to the mainstore for a bit of shopping. You will be glad you did.

This outfit includes all the usual standard sizes and also a fitted mesh version. There is a lovely selection of alpha layers to help you find the one that is most suited for your needs. It's super handy to have the boots, skirt and jacket all on one.  Yes, I said boots! They are included in the outfit!  


~ Featured Items ~
~ This outfit is currently available at the December round of  Sneak Peek  ~
Outfit: Petit Chat - Antigravity

~ Additional Items ~
Skin: [Mystic Canvass] - Evian Skin D Cup-Green Make Up
Eyes: VerseEye -  Event Horizon - White Available on the Marketplace
Nails: DP - Koffin Nails - Slink Nails HUD - Dark Circuitry
Hair: Magika - Such [03]