Sometimes they are both red. Every story has at least two sides to it and often one is painted black, the other white. Fairytales do this, many books and movies do this, presenting the side that the main character is not on in simplistic unlikeable hues. One can always recognize a more realistic story from having more than two sides, none of them truly evil or good, but with more developed agendas of their own.
Despite all this we all enjoy a story with clear cut division. We were raised on fairytales, with heroes and villains, with arch-enemies worth an epic struggle. There are many such pairings in fantasy, but one of the more popular ones in recent years has been vampires and werewolves. Both traditionally evil, simply different viewpoints to their supernatural existences. Vampires tend to at least pretend to be urban, civilized, cultured and decadent. Werewolves are seen to represent nature, uncontrolled passions, rage and brutality. Maybe that is why they have been so popular lately: a step away from black and white, both dancing in their own shades of grey, always ready to be covered in red.
No matter which side of the red you favor, both skins by Fallen Gods Inc. are currently available in the We Love Role-play event and you can locate the werewolf’s scale pauldrons by [HANDverk] in there as well. Both outfits are new releases by [ SAKIDE ] and both hairdos are by Alice Project, the vampire’s curls can be found in the current round of FaMESHed.
Vampire: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Ghost xx War SB* | Hair: Alice Project – Serena* | Eyes: Repulse – Mystic Eyes Red | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Lipstick: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Sarah Jane’s Bloody Lipcolor | Blood: A Netherworld – Mmmm Blood! | Outfit: [ SAKIDE ] – Prima Outfit & Voulez-vous Corset* | Necklace: [HANDverk] Pearl Necklace Black/Silver*
Werewolf: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Fur xx Red/beast runner* | Hair: Alice Project – Sari* | Eyes: Repulse – Lacerated v2 Green | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Outfit: [ SAKIDE ] – Lush Top Black, Lush Leather Shorts & Appeal Boots Black* | Pauldrons: [HANDverk] Scale Pauldrons Black Small*
Poses: aDORKable Poses – Melancholy 4&4M | Exposeur – Call the Shots 3&3M
Posted in Events, Fantasia, iheartslFeed, Vampire, We Love Role-play
Tagged A Netherworld, aDORKable Poses, Alice Project, Exposeur, Fallen Gods Inc., FaMESHed, M.O.C.K. Cosmetics, Redgrave, REPULSE, SAKIDE, We Love Role-play, [HANDverk]
I doubt the tea itself is white, but the look demanded the title. As much as a coffee addict I might be it was very clear that this character would be drinking tea and speaking in a British accent.
Villains in white has always been an enchanting twist on the stereotypical colour-role-division. Even though these days we don’t take anything for granted, the base stereotype still lives in our minds: black for evil, white for good. Switching them around on purpose has always been a classic intrigue.
If she did not have the gothic makeup and the tiny skulls in the earrings, you would probably take her as a benevolent character: possibly a sophisticated ice queen, perhaps neutral third party with the power both struggling sides want to obtain, but not the villain. As soon as you add the makeup you know she’s going to be the calmly speaking villain on a throne with a pet cat and a knowing smile.
Regardless of this, I’m sure you would not decline a cup of tea if she such offered. Even when the tea is poured into a tentacle cup.
The full length of slinky glamour is Pearl River Gown by SAKIDE, available in Fashion For Life. The villain-defining gothic makeup by Pin Me Down can also be purchased there. The tentacle dishware by Schadenfreude hide inside a gacha machine in The Arcade. The appropriately pale Clover-skin by Essences can be purchased in the Skin Fair.
Scene: Skybox: Garden of Dreams – Piano Bar* | Tentacle Dishware: Schadenfreude – Tako Cake Stand, Teacup (tea), Teapot, Plate-Petits Fours&Orange
Body: Skin: Essences – Clover 01 Pale Dust Brunette* | Hair: Exile – Crazy in Love Frost | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: Pin Me Down – Tili (lips & eyes)*
Outfit: Gown: SAKIDE – Pearl River Gown* | Earring: House of Rain – Horror Holiday Earring moonstone/jet/silver*
Poses: aDORKable Poses – 19 of 25 2012 | PoseMonster – Stand 43 & Stand 13
Posted in Events, Glamour, iheartslFeed
Tagged aDORKable Poses, Essences, Exile, Fashion for Life, Garden of Dreams, House of Rain, Pin Me Down, Poetic Colors, PoseMonster, Redgrave, SAKIDE, Schadenfreude, Skin Fair, The Arcade
Some days are more surreal than others. There’s whales in the lake and bunnies on the table. Party lights for no reason and way too little coffee to live with it all.
Conversations with fashionista meeroos don’t help much either, all they’re concerned about is how well they match to you.
Even the mystical macaw masked meeroos just keep telling you it’s all in your head. Perhaps so, but what a head it is! Life is never dull if you just take a deep breath and exhale out some imagination into the world.
The clutch by [HANDverk] is available in the new round of L’Accessoires and the bracelets and the macaw mask are available in Global Domination. The fancy bow on the meeroo is by Zibska and can be acquired from The Gallery Gift Shop. The skin by Pink Fuel and shoes by Gos are both group gifts. The dress by SAKIDE, hair by Exile and the earrings by Zibska are all new releases.
Scene: Sim – Ely’s Home | Meeroo Bow: Zibska – Jolie Collar* | Meeroo Mask: [HANDverk] Macaw Mask.feathered/blue*
Body: Skin: Pink Fuel – Alyx Peach Sultry EyeA/dkbrow | Eyes: IKON – Horizon Eyes v2 Dark Turquoise XL | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Exile – Crazy in Love | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands Casual
Outfit: Dress: SAKIDE – Silky Latex Dress Red* | Shoes: [Gos] Grace Sandal Red Glitter | Bracelets: [HANDverk] Leather Loop Bracelet.brown/gold* | Clutch: [HANDverk] Tetrahedron Clutch.liquorice* | Earring: Zibska – Vonn Deux Earring*
Pose: PoseMonster – Behind 3 | Part of the furniture.
Posted in Casualties, Events, iheartslFeed, Pretty Places
Tagged Exile, Global Domination, Gos, IKON, L'accessoires, Meeroo, Pink Fuel, PoseMonster, Redgrave, SAKIDE, Sium, Slink, The Gallery Gift Shop, Zibska, [HANDverk]
There’s something irresistibly alluring about masks: temptation of the unknown, promise of adventure, theatrical illusion, the base premise of being something or someone else than you are.
Perhaps it’s that combination of unknown and adventure that also makes them so sensual. Especially when so intricate and covered in decadent curliques as this Curiata mask by Illusions. The equally sensual lingerie set by SAKIDE can be found in Perfect Wardrobe until February 9th.
There had to be gold in the look: rich, luxurious hues of it. Like in these Bali earrings by Bilo, for example. Or in the Timea ankle boots by lassitude & ennui, both new releases. Something about the way the closures of the shoes twisted made them a natural companion for the mask.
As for the furniture, going for the Marquis set by ~Libertine~ was an obvious choice. If you’re going to be draped in decadent curliques, might as well lounge in an area to match the mood.
Scene: Furniture: ~Libertine~ Marquis Full Set*
Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Summer Wheat | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Eyeshadow: Beautiful Freak – Flamina Sunset* | Lipstick: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Crema Lipcolor Sanguine | Hair: D!va – Asami Type A | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands Casual
Outfit: Mask: *~*Illusions*~* Curiata Mask | Lingerie: SAKIDE – Glitter Love Lingerie Black* | Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Timea ankle boots black/gold* | Earrings: Bilo – Bali Earrings Warm Reds*
Poses: D.Luxx – Secrets 03 | Part of the furniture.
Posted in Events, iheartslFeed, Lingerie
Tagged *~*Illusions*~*, Beautiful Freak, Bilo, D!va, D.Luxx, lassitude & ennui, League, M.O.C.K. Cosmetics, Perfect Wardrobe, Poetic Colors, Redgrave, SAKIDE, Slink, ~Libertine~
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]
It’s time for wool and hats and mittens that I am completely lacking in the pictures. The title comes from a combination of this Winter sweater dress by Geometry and the jewelry set it was inspired by: As Darkness Falls by House of Rain. The sweater dress is available in Gothmas by Gaslight and it is one whole item with the skirt to make sure it moves well together.
The fringe boots are a new release by SAKIDE. They come in several colours full of quirky winterness. The Lumi-hair by Wasabi Pills is available in the current FaMESHed round. With that name I would have bought it no matter how it looked, but it’s adorable with the texture change winter hat. Lumi means snow in Finnish, in case you were wondering.
All I need is some hot coffee now… and those mittens.
Scene: Ely’s home
Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Lipstick: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Crema Lipcolor Carnation | Hair & Hat: Wasabi Pills – Lumi Mesh Hair Night Shadow | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands Casual
Outfit: Sweater Dress: Geometry – Winter Red* | Necklace & Ring: House of Rain – As Darkness Falls Opal* | Boots: SAKIDE – Fringe Boots Red* | Stockings: Sn@tch – Raggedy Socks Black
Poses: Magic Nook – Natural Modeling Pose P4 | aDORKable Poses – 1 of 25 2012
Posted in Casualties, Events, iheartslFeed, Pretty Places
Tagged aDORKable Poses, FaMESHed, Geometry, Gothmas by Gaslight, House of Rain, League, M.O.C.K. Cosmetics, Magic Nook, Poetic Colors, Redgrave, SAKIDE, Sium, Sn@tch, Wasabi Pills
Because they make the festivities all the better, right? The egg on the background is called Liaisons Dangerouses and all the three letters — two on the table, one inside the egg — contain a quote from the book. It and plenty of other festive things I’m about to show are by ~Libertine~ and can be found in the Midwinter Fair.
The wreath and the set of armlets and anklets (with a necklace I didn’t use for these pictures) are by Trident from the same fair. All the curlique shapes simply went together too well not to combine. The fair has also a hunt going on and the festive pendant I’m wearing can be found in it.The festive balls — and the pendant for the hunt — are also by ~Libertine~ and can be found in the fair. The table with all of them on display is for sale separately, where as the transferable balls are for sale under the big tree in the fair. They are fully modifiable and can be shrunk down to earring-size, as I just did here. As for the outfit, it’s by SAKIDE and it’s actually called Vintage Glam Dress, although to me it felt more appropriate as a set of lingerie. It’s available in Frost Winter Fashion Fair. Even the *~ by Nacht bed from Gothmas by Gaslight continued the curlique leaf motif, so I couldn’t resist it. The surroundings are a Roman bath dream scene by Garden of Dreams because the wreath somehow simply called for it.
Scene: Garden of Dreams – Roman Bath* | Bed: *~ by Nacht – The Ice Queen’s Bed | Festive Balls: ~Libertine~ Glass Low Table with Festive Balls Display & Festive Ball, Diana e Callisto | Egg: ~Libertine~ Liaisons Dangerouses Egg
Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Rosy Mood – Satsuma Black
Outfit: Dress: SAKIDE – Vintage Glam Dress White Sheer* | Necklace: ~Libertine~ Festive Pendant | Earring: ~Libertine~ Festive Ball, Bagnante | Wreath, bracelets & anklets: Trident – Winter Wreath & Idunn Winter Set
Pose: Part of the bed.
Posted in Events, Glamour, Hunts, iheartslFeed, Lingerie
Tagged *~by Nacht, Frost Winter Fashion Fair, Garden of Dreams, Gothmas by Gaslight, League, Midwinter Fair, Poetic Colors, Redgrave, Rosy Mood, SAKIDE, T R I D E N T, ~Libertine~
Ornament dress by SAKIDE is slinky, short and with a cut for cleavage. What else could you possibly ask from a holiday dress? It’s available in the Frost Winter Fashion Fair until January 2nd. The cleavage cut is perfect for eyecatching pendants, such as this Luminos necklace by Snow Bound.The hairstyle is one of Alice Project’s advent calendar gifts — they are scriptless especially festively striped versions of her normal styles. Both poses are from HopScotch’s advent calendar, as well as the snowball that goes with the pose. The lipstick is from the huge packet of various holiday reds Mockie sent to her group.
The hopeful chest by Snow Bound and the sad little christmas tree by *Perception* are available in Gothmas by Gaslight. As for the D-LAB penguin… he just wandered over to have a cup of coffee. On such a snowy day, who could blame him?
Scene: House: Trompe Loeil – Frostbite Cottage White (Collabor88) | Chest: Snow Bound – Hopeful Chest Red (GxG) | Penguin: D-LAB – Sit Penguin B&W | Coffee: Poche – Christmas caffe latte snow | Tree: *Perception* – Sad Little Christmas Tree Green (GxG)
Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Summer Breeze Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – L’eau Red Oxide Lip 1 Gloss | Hair: Alice Project – Ruby Christmas Black
Outfit: Dress: SAKIDE – Ornament Dress Red* (Frost) | Necklace: Snow Bound – Luminos Necklace Green (GxG) | Boots: Schadenfreude – Leith Boots (Collabor88)
Poses: HopScotch – Stand Pretty & Throw ball 2 (+ snow ball)
Posted in Casualties, Events, iheartslFeed
Tagged *Perception*, Alice Project, D-Lab, Frost Winter Fashion Fair, Gothmas by Gaslight, HopScotch, League, M.O.C.K. Cosmetics, Poche, Poetic Colors, Redgrave, SAKIDE, Schadenfreude, Snow Bound, Trompe Loeil
Or snowy dust bunnies, whichever way you want to turn it. More specifically, the Dust Bunnies Special Treasure necklace from Pididdle’s gacha in The Arcade. So aptly named. League’s Vintage Reindeer earmuffs can be won from the same place.
The snowflakes are a part of the Winter makeup by Pin Me Down and the Rashmi ring in silver is a new release by Bilo, both wonderfully fitting in the wintry areas of Happy Mood. Obviously I had to wander around not just for the pretty trees and glowing flowers, but especially the wondrous Bunny Theater of Awesome. I was glad to find it still in place.
The First Frost outfit is SAKIDE’s prize in the With Love <3 Hunt. The shirt is a system layer, the attachments for it re-sizeable and the lovely little mini-skirt rigged mesh. All the poses are from Exposeur’s advent calendar.
The wonderfully buttoned-up boots by Schadenfreude are available in Collabor88 and they were so completely me that I had to have them all. Heels, thigh-high and buttons, all with colour-change possibilities. Completely love at first sight.
Scene: Happy Mood
Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Hair: Rosy Mood – Satsuma Black | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: Pin Me Down – Winter & Liner 1*
Outfit: Shirt, Skirt & Scarf: SAKIDE – First Frost Outfit* | Earmuffs: League – Vintage Reindeer | Necklace: Pididdle – My Special Treasures Dust Bunnies | Ring: Bilo – Rashmi Ring Silver* | Boots: Schadenfreude – Leith Boots
Poses: Exposeur – Advent Gift 6 F mirror, Advent Gift 5 F, Female of the Species 1
Posted in Casualties, Events, Hunts, iheartslFeed, Pretty Places
Tagged Bilo, Collabor88, Exposeur, HPMD - Happy Mood, League, Pididdle, Pin Me Down, Poetic Colors, Redgrave, Rosy Mood, SAKIDE, Schadenfreude, The Arcade, With Love Hunt
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]