They all do have their thorns, of course. But what if there is a field of them, a whole sea of vivid blood red beauty? Breathtaking from afar, able to scratch and bleed you when approached.
It takes a wolf’s courage to wade into the roses, ignore the increasing tears, stings and scrapes and take it as the price for the beauty. Thick skin or armor might help the wanderer, but also lessen the actual experience. If you are not stung, how could the vision truly touch you?
Fantasy Faire is open one more day still, you have only Monday to finish all your shopping and indulging in the fantastic sims, so head on over!
The Wolf Maid dress by The Muses, the necklace by House of Rain and the makeup by Beautiful Freak can all be found in Crimson Fields — conveniently in the same booth. The Selene hairstyle by Wasabi Pills can be found in Magnificat and the pose by c( Two Cats ) is available in Evensong Woods.
Scene: Crimson Fields
Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Hair: Wasabi Pills – Selene Night Shadow | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Casual | Makeup: Beautiful Freak – Starcrossed Black*
Outfit: Dress: The Muses – Wolf Maid* | Necklace: House of Rain – The Luxury of Tears *
Poses: c( Two Cats ) – Magical 4* | !bang – mini series – overcome 4
Posted in Events, Fantasia, Fantasy Faire, iheartslFeed, Pretty Places
Tagged !bang, Beautiful Freak, c( Two Cats ), Crimson Fields, Fantasy Faire, Fantasy Faire 2013, House of Rain, League, Poetic Colors, Redgrave, Sllink, The Muses, Wasabi Pills
Pisces is the dreamer of the Zodiac, the one with a thousand worlds in her head, swimming from one to another with ease. Her inner worlds form such an essential part of her that without learning to know them, you’ll catch only glimpses on the surface of the sea.
She’s said to have a piece of every other zodiac sign in her, being the last one of the cycle. This is why she’s able to understand others, set herself in their shoes, see through surfaces and not only comprehend, but genuinely sympathize with others. If you manage to catch her attention enough to pull her gaze away from those worlds of her own, she will see right through you.
There are two downfalls for the Pisces: escapism and being caught in situations where she keeps helping others and draining herself in a vicious cycle. When the real world is not to their liking, it is too easy for them to escape to those other worlds instead of dealing with the unpleasantries of reality. Their genuine need to help others can land them in unhealthy situations as well and learning to set boundaries and walking away is not easy for them.
Often quiet she is sometimes perceived as shy when she simply is not paying attention or caring about the more normal things in life. Amiable, easy to get along with, but challenging to get to truly know, she drifts with the currents of her imagination, welcoming any odd soul to come swim with her.
The new round of Zodiac is all about Pisces. The dress by lassitude & ennui was beyond perfect for the relaxed, natural and romantic Pisces. The fish-necklace by Perception was quirky-cute enough to work for her and there was a multitude of Pisces-fitting poses from melancholy to fluidity, susceptibility to being underwater.
Scene: Ely’s Home Beach
Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: IKON – Eternal Eyes Peak XL | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Exile – Lost in Wonderland | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands Casual | Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet
Outfit: Dress: lassitude & ennui – Naiad Sundress Cream* | Necklace: Perception – Fishy Necklace Silver/Sapphire* | Bracelet: Zaara – Sadaf paua bracelet silver | Ring: Zaara – Raga oyster ring paua silver
Poses: aDORKable Poses – Melancholy 1 | !bang – Stand 324 | | !bang – Stand 320
Posted in Casualties, Events, iheartslFeed, Pretty Places, Zodiac
Tagged !bang, *Perception*, aDORKable Poses, Exile, IKON, lassitude & ennui, League, Pisces, Redgrave, Slink, Zaara, Zodiac
For some avatars that’s what makes them tick. No hearts, no blood, no squishy inconvenient organs, just perfectly manufactured and set up circuitry running the human-replica interface. The ability to come to logical conclusions faster than humans comes with the price of incomplete social abilities, the rules of human interaction always so subconscious context dependant. Thus the awkward wave.
The latex-covered body never needs nourishment nor exercise, simply visits to the maintenance check every now and then. It can even be wrapped in clothing to further mimic humans, although one should still take pride in one’s obvious superiority to the organic matter based lifeforms and reveal one’s circuits for the admiration of others. If one knew how to feel pride, that is.
Both type of outfits, Sheer and Split Circuits are new releases by GALLACTIC. They come in ridiculous amount of colours to fit any sort of cyber-adventurer out there and are so luscious it could make an android weep. Or at least wish they could.
Scene: Garden of Dreams - Showcase Basalt*
Body: Skin: Glam Affair – Mia Fairy Tales 2012 01 A | Eyes: Repulse – Cyborg v3 Eyes Aqua | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: Nuuna’s Skins – Azen Makeup Aqua & AstroGlam Aqua Makeup | Hair: LaViere – Momo BlueTip
Outfit: GALLACTIC - Sheer Circuit & Split Circuit Cyan*
Poses: !bang – Stand 141 | aDORKable Poses – 21 of 25
It’s not always just whites and blues, no. There’s the spectrum of violet and purple, almost pink when the sun barely peeks from the horizon to paint the snow in the attempts of warmth before vanishing again. A touch of haze between the cold crystal clarity and darkness.The Lazy Boots by lassitude & ennui are perfect for wading around in the snow, even if you’re too girly for a backpack and prefer a purse like this leather feather clutch by HANDverk. Both are available in the current round of L’Accessoires.
The shirt and the skirt are new releases by SAKIDE, both available in several colours. The shirt comes with lola tango appliers for those more endowed. Then all you need is a scarf and you’re ready to traipse around the wintry grid.
Body: Skin: Glam Affair – Roza Baroq 01 D | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Moon Autumn Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Liner: Pin Me Down – Liner 8* | Hair: Exile – Turn the Page
Outfit: Shirt: SAKIDE – Spencer Lace Shirt Purple* | Skirt: SAKIDE – Mini Lace Skirt Black* | Tights: Sn@tch – Goth Tights Purple | Boots: lassitude & ennui – Lazy Boots Purple* | Gloves: Sn@tch – Leather Gloves Black | Purse: HANDverk – Leather Feather Clutch Violet*
Poses: !bang – Stand 130 | aDORKable Poses – 22 of 25 2012
Posted in Casualties, Events, iheartslFeed, Pretty Places
Tagged !bang, aDORKable Poses, Exile, Glam Affair, L'accessoires, lassitude & ennui, Leroy, Pin Me Down, Poetic Colors, Redgrave, SAKIDE, Sn@tch, [HANDverk]
This is a post to simply wish everyone wonderful holidays, no matter which one you celebrate and what you call it. Or wonderful ordinary day of December if you do not celebrate any. In Finland we call Christmas joulu, from Swedish jul, just like yule. The same word is used no matter what your beliefs are, the word itself implies absolutely nothing about whether you just like ham and presents or feel more spiritual about the day. I like the idea of wishing that people are happy and leaving the rest of it to themselves.
When you look at history it’s clear that the human mind -needs- a midwinter holiday. Whether it’s to reassure ourselves about sun’s return in some way or simply needing a break from the dark and the cold, there it is: celebration in the middle of the darkness. When you exist with just a few hours of daylight per day, you need a marker telling you that soon, soon, it’ll all turn around, the peak is reached, the journey back toward summer and sun begins. It’ll be alright.
I’ll stop myself before I’ll ramble too much. Feel free to blame wine for all of this and be grateful I decided I wouldn’t blog anything that needs tinting while tipsy. Hauskaa joulua, everyone! It’ll be alright.
Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Rosy Mood – Satsuma Black | Lipstick: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Opal Lipcolor Mocha
Outfit: Dress: League – Burlesque Rose Yule | Ribbon: lassitude & ennui – Ophelia Roses and pearls necktie
Poses: !bang – Stand 131 | Frozen Panty Poses – HI5-BUNNY-07
Two years of colours comes to a close with Amazon which despite its name works well as a festive tone. I want to thank Luna Jubilee for running the colour challenge for so long, that’s over 100 posts from all of us just for this. Admittedly, I did ram the fifteen first colours in one post since I joined the challenge a tad late the first year, but still. So much squinting, swatch tone comparing, brainstorming, look and concept pondering… it gave rhythm to my blogging, these weekly colours. It was an important part in my becoming consistent blogger, posting at least a few times a week since I always felt there should be minimum one post between the colours. Thank you, Luna, thank you all the other colour bloggers, have a wonderfully colourful next year, even without any official challenge!
The dress is one of the limited edition holiday dresses from Bilo, available only for December, so go get yours while you still can! The hairstyle is from Alice Project’s advent calendar and the poinsettia choker by Chaos, Panic & Disorder can be found in Gothmas by Gaslight. The pose and the scene are both by Luna, to wave goodbye to the challenge properly.
Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: IKON – Horizon Eyes v2 Dark Turquoise | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Alice Project – Koko Christmas Black | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Basically Silver and Chelsea
Outfit: Dress: Bilo – Carol Pine* | Choker: Chaos, Panic & Disorder – Poinsettia Choker
Pose: !bang – Stand 141
Posted in 52 Weeks of Color Challenge, Casualties, Events, Glamour, iheartslFeed
Tagged !bang, 52 Weeks of Color Challenge, Alice Project, Bilo, Chaos Panic & Disorder, Gothmas by Gaslight, IKON, League, M.O.C.K. Cosmetics, Redgrave
The Arcade has opened its doors for all the gacha-crazed folks to go bankrupt in! If you want to window-shop before porting in, here’s a convenient guide to browse.
Absolutely everything in the surrounding scene is from the Arcade. The frozen pond and the buildings are from PILOT’s christmas village, just made bigger. The table and several of the noms are by HANDverk, but there’s also noms by Tres Blah, plushies by Intrigue Co., dolls by Schadenfreude, a bunny bag by katat0nik, decorations and advent calendar by Trompe Loeil, a clock by Sway’s, the poses by !bang, arm chair by Art Dummy, a snowglobe by A.D.D. Andel… all the things!
As for the look itself, only the hat with hair by Love Soul and the skin by Glam Affair are from the Arcade, the rest is me having fun with cutesy winterness. SAKIDE’s Winter in Paris outfit is available in RMK Gothic Frost Fair until the end of December. I added white tights and ribbony lassitude & ennui boots and felt ready to go to snow-covered cafes of Paris.
Since it’s December, I’d like to remind you all that the advent calendars are running in several shops. These snowflake earrings for example are from Alice Project’s calendar. Yes, yes there’s been special christmas hairstyles, too. As for the other calendars, SL Blogger Support has a nifty list of them all right here, go visit!
Scene: Buildings: PILOT – Christmas Village | Table, a chair, noms: HANDverk – MadTEA Party | Noms: Tres Blah – Pastry Mania | Plushies: Intrigue Co. – Mesh Plushies | Dolls: Schadenfreude – Vouboo Gilly & Lorily | Clock: Sway’s – Pendulum Clock Night | Calendar & Decorations: Trompe Loeil – 12 Days of Christmas | Chair: Art Dummy – for winter conversations arm chair blue | Bag: katat0nik – sky/candy bunny | Snowglobe: A.D.D. Andel – Seasons Snowglobe Summer Beaches
Body: Skin – Glam Affair – Renee Fairy Tales 03 RAV | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair & Hat: Love Soul – A-Snow White*Jet Black
Outfit: Dress & Cape: SAKIDE – Winter in Paris* | Tights: SAKIDE – Warm Pantyhose White* | Boots: lassitude & ennui – Prudence Boots Blue* | Ring: Mandala – Milky Nails | Earrings: Alice Project – Snowflake Earrings
Poses: !bang – mini sassy1 | !bang – mini sits 1 | part of furniture
Posted in Casualties, Events, iheartslFeed
Tagged !bang, *katat0nik*, A.D.D. Andel!, Alice Project, Art Dummy, Glam Affair, Intrigue Co, lassitude & ennui, Love Soul, Mandala, PILOT, Poetic Colors, Redgrave, RMK Gothic Frost Fair, SAKIDE, Schadenfreude, Sway's, The Arcade, Tres Blah, Trompe Loeil, [HANDverk]
I did not even know this is an actual fruit, thought it was just a mesh-up name for the colour, but apparently it is! I had to do something silly for Miss Tangelo, so somehow that translated into an anything-but-realistic sailor costume. With a cutesy hat. The First and Last and Always necklace by House of Rain is available in the gachas at Unhinged Festival. It was just the right amount of sweet to go with the look. The Reema hairstyle is by Alice Project, who keeps saving my colours with the HUDs that allow exactly that: colour change. The sailor costume is by *BOOM* and if you are new to this outfit, be warned: the skirt is really really short from the back. Really. As for the surroundings, I wanted both a hint of orchards and sea, so I went to visit Selidor. Plenty of both there for silly sailors to pose with.
Body: Skin: Pink Fuel – Ember Milk New Blood | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Summer Wheat | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – SuperSweet Shadow One Ai Shui | Hair: Alice Project – Reema*
Outfit: Costume & Hat: *BOOM* – A Day on the Yacht Tangerine | Necklace: House of Rain – First and Last and Always Pearl* | Rings: Sweet Leonard & Needful Things – SummerBreeze Rings
Poses: Amato – Pose Play 02 | !bang – Stand 137
Posted in 52 Weeks of Color Challenge, Casualties, iheartslFeed, Pretty Places
Tagged !bang, 52 Weeks of Color Challenge, Alice Project, Amato, BOOM, House of Rain, M.O.C.K. Cosmetics, Pink Fuel, Poetic Colors, Redgrave, Selidor, Sweet Leonard & Needful Things, Unhinged
Film Noir spells femme fatale to me. Drama back in the day when it was still a good thing, sophistication and seduction in the same packet, determination, intelligence and attitude. They were in control, knew what they wanted and knew how to play the game to get it. The Black Dahlia dress [ SAKIDE ] made for Cinema is all of those things.
Femme fatales require drama in their looks, there’s no subtleties between black and white, it’s all edge. The Willow hair by Alice Project works for this perfectly. It’s an editorial hair for creating the effect of wind blowing your hair to the side and it comes in both higher and lower versions (for more or less wind) and mirrors so you can decide which side do you want your hair to move in. Obviously editorial hairs really work only for pictures, but yegads we need more of them. So brilliant.
The makeup is by Adore & Abhor and it’s available in Cinema. It’s called Payback and it felt extremely fitting for Dahlia, as did the Queen’s Gambit necklace by lassitude & ennui. The necklace was probably intended for more fantasy looks, but in here it creates an obvious mystery to be solved. Where did she get it? Why do people want it? What’s its secret?
Dahlia’s outfit comes with two versions, this is the longer gown. Both are partial mesh, meaning that the top and pants are system layers and the skirt mesh, which means one size fits all. I love these hybrid mesh creations since I don’t have to cut off parts of Sonya’s body to fit in them.
The dress, makeup, hair and necklace can all be found in Cinema, which lasts the whole of October. [ SAKIDE ] is in Film Noir, lassitude & ennui in Fantasy/Musical and *Alice Project* and Adore & Abhor both in Action/Adventure.
Scene: Shady Falls Sim (1920′s roleplay sim, be polite when visiting)
Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: IKON – Sunrise Eyes Light Arabian Blue L | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: Adore & Abhor – Payback Lips & Eyes* | Hair: *Alice Project* – Willow High & Lower*
Outfit: Dress: [ SAKIDE ] - Black Dahlia Dress* | Shoes: G Field – Flower Pumps Eve Black | Stockings: Black Lace – Black Sheer Stockings | Gloves: Sn@tch – Leather Gloves Black | Ring: Mandala – Milky Nails White | Necklace: lassitude & ennui – The Queen’s Gambit*
Poses: aDORKable Poses – Confident Leo 1 | !bang – Stand 135 | D.Luxx – Secrets 03
Posted in Events, Glamour, Pretty Places
Tagged !bang, Adore & Abhor, aDORKable Poses, Alice Project, Blacklace, Cinema, D.Luxx, G Field, IKON, lassitude & ennui, League, Mandala, Redgrave, SAKIDE, Shady Falls, Sn@tch
It was really the first thing I thought of when I saw the new Ethos skins from Fallen Gods Inc. Naked superheroes! Most likely alien superheroes on top of it since the costumes are actually their skins. Born to be heroes! The colour combinations were so much fun to play with that I had to make two and call them twins.
The skins are actually just a single colour with a tattoo layer on top of it. The colours are the four above and you can combine them in any order and preference of your choice. You can also use the tattoo layers with other skins, give a touch of colour to the normal human ones.
I did not have mirrors for these poses, so I used the same pose per picture and flipped the images in photoshop. I also had a lot of fun trying to make the pictures look like they were taken from a superhero comic, too.
Now all they need is a team name and a secret base and they’re all set! No need for a space ship, these two look like they’re perfectly capable of flying through space and surviving.
Twin 1, Gold-Blue: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Onyrica Ethos Blue* | Body Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Onyrica Ethos Gold [TaoTattoo]* | Eyes: IKON – Witch Eyes Greed | Hair: lamb. – Whoop Dee Doo Sci-Fi
Twin 2, Red-Green: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Onyrica Ethos Green* | Body Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Onyrica Ethos Red [TaoTattoo]* | Eyes: IKON – Witch Eyes Envy | Hair: lamb. – Whoop Dee Doo Red Lobster Buffet
Poses: D.Luxx – The Vintage Tootsie Roll 09 / N/A / !bang – Stand 139