Golden Gaze

It’s the golden eve, the heat of day having exhausted every living thing, the rays of sun slowly drawing out the very last pieces of focus and coherence, leaving behind only lazy lounging instinct, the primal indulgence of basking in the sun.

goldengaze3csThere’s luxury in the warmth, delicious decadence in the heat where the only reason to adorn one’s body is for decoration.

goldengaze2csThe haze shifts perception into rose-gilded illusions, into acute sensitivity of each pearl pressing against warm skin, the stark contrast of shade and sun like cooler stripes painted on the world.

goldengaze1csLuscious, opulent, intoxicated from the warmth, the delightful incoherence affecting the vision until the whole world is gold. Gold and the scent of dreams.

The corset dress with all the pearl accessories by !deviousMind and the mask by Alchemy are both available in The Secret Affair. The boots by lassitude & ennui are currently available in We Love RP and the bed by Kalopsia in Genre. The hair by EMO-tions can be acquired from Hair Fair.

Scene: Bed: Kalopsia – Le Lit de La Marquise (Gold)

Body: Skin: Essences – Clover 01 Pale Dust Brunette | Hair: .:EMO-tions:. – Envy | Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Parchment | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands: Slink – Casual

Outfit: Corset Dress with Pearls: !deviousMind – Satine La Rouge Pearl | Boots: lassitude & ennui – Marquise Boots Cream* | Mask: Alchemy – Dreams Filigree Mask Cream 

Pose: !bang – Taurus 4 | Part of furniture.

Step on the Path

New Year is upon us with its fresh resolutions, new beginnings, old hopes transformed and redressed. In the end we all wish for the same: to be happy. The ways we see this happening simply vary.

lighttheway1csWe might be wrong in our views, in our decisions. They might very well lead us astray, to paths of trouble and stress instead of happiness and serenity, but the only way to know this is to start walking. You cannot decide which path is the best for you by standing in the crossroads.

lighttheway2csAnd so we wish, we hope, we make resolutions every year: this is the year I will take that first step, that right step. This is the year, this is the moment. Everything is new like fresh fallen snow, waiting for footsteps to mark the route to the future.

May you all have the best of years and may your paths lead to happiness.

Gothmas by Gaslight is still running until January 5th. You can find the dress by The Muses, the roses headband by Zibska (I mixed two headbands for the look) and the lantern and pose by Flash Friendly Poses from Sium and the choker by House of Rain from Cursed. The necklace and eyecatcher by .Enfant Terrible. are from the current round of Genre.

Body: Skin: Essences – Clover 01 Pale Dust Brunette | Eyes: IKON – Horizon Eyes v2 Pale Glass XL | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Liner: Pin Me Down – Liner 1 | Hair: Exile – Turn the Page Frost | Hands: Slink

Outfit: Dress: The Muses – Victoria Ivory* | Choker: House of Rain – Winter Choker Moonstone/Silver* | Necklace & Eyecatcher: .Enfant Terrible. – Lotties Darling Grey | Roses Headband: Zibska – La Vie En Deux Headpiece* 

Pose & Lantern: Flash Friendly Poses – Light the Way 2

Nuts in the Boom Room

“It’s your fault!” A high-pitched squirrel shriek wavered in the wind.

“How could I know humans disguise explosives as delicious nuts!” Exclaimed another voice.

“It said they were explosives! It even had a picture of a boom!” Third voice joined in.

“It was dark! …and …and I can’t read! I’m a squirrel!”

“SO ARE WE ALL!” The chorus sounded furious, if screechy small voices could be such.

squirrely1bs“She’ll ground you for life once we… you know… hit the ground!”

“No more flying ships and adventures for you-uu!” The chittering sound managed to convey a very strong nyah-nyah tone.

“No more nuts either! Explosive or otherwise!”

“Serves you right, too!”

squirrely3bs“Oh for Tesla’s sake: boys, just shut up for a moment.” The human voice sounded more amused than angry, although it attempted to stay stern. “We’re all alive. We’ll land somewhere, get a new ship, I’ll lock up the boom room and no one gets grounded. Although someone might have to be in the coffee delivery duty a few months extra.”

squirrely2bs“But for now we’ll fly until we find a good landing spot. In the meanwhile: here, have a nut. A real one.”

The steampunk squirrels and human-sized goggles by Ohmai, boots by Beetlebones and the propeller by *MishMish* are available in Collabor88. The hair by Wasabi Pills is from FaMESHed and the dress by :{MV}: can be purchased in the current round of Genre that is open only few more days, so hurry!

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Lipgloss: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss | Hair: Wasabi Pills – Rene Mesh Hair Night Shadow | Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands Casual

Outfit: Dress: :{MV}: – Gearhouse Corsetry Steampunk | Boots: Beetlebones – Fowler Laced-Up Boots Mud | Stockings: League – Ella Stockings Light Brown-Black Garter | Necklace: KOSH – Rapture Necklace | Armlet: KOSH – Rapture Upperarm Bracelet | Ring: KOSH – Auna Ring | Goggles: !Ohmai – Steampunk Squirrel Goggles Human Ver | Propeller: *MishMish* Propeller Copper

Squirrels: !Ohmai – Steampunk Squirrels

Starlet and the Space Trade

It is more than slightly alarming to be approached by tiny green men in a flying saucer in the middle of the shooting of your latest pre-historical film. What do they want? Where’s the security? Surely they’re not a part of the plot, the ancient records state there was no hover-technology yet at the time!

cyberstarlet1bsOhh, they are fans wanting a picture and an autograph! Very well, guess it’s alright this once, although the security is still getting fired afterwards, these perfectly historically accurate looks are expensive, cannot let just any-being fly in on the set.

cyberstarlet2bsThey are definitely forgiven since they brought a present: a special breed of space hedgehogs, mutated into ice cream. Now the question is whether to keep it around as a pet or to eat it… Thank you, tiny green fan, perhaps we could come to an agreement about more ice cream animals for more pictures?

cyberstarlet3bsThe aliens by *MishMish* flew in from The Garden, the buildings by L2 Studio can be found from The Gallery Gift Shop, the seat by Digs/Di’s Opera and the ice cream hedgehog can be purchased in the Atelier Kreslo’s Festival and the dress by :{MV}: is from the current round of Genre. The character-defining hairdo is a new release by Zibska.

Scene: Buildings: L2 Studio – Kowloon Memory | Seat with Poses: Digs/Di’s Opera – Read & Rest Seat Pearl | UFO & Alien Fan: *MishMish* – UFO & It’s Aliens Holding Photo | Hedgehog Ice Cream: Atelier Kreslo Festival: anc’s Bubble gum

Body: Skin: Pink Fuel – Harley Opaline Lid 03 dkbrow B | Eyes: Pin Me Down – Aniara* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Eye Stripe: +Nuuna+ – Azen makeup Aqua | Lipstick: Zibska – Anya Nine* | Lip Stripe: Pin Me Down – Lip Markings 6* | Hairdo: Zibska – Bibi Black* | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Elegant | Nails: Pin Me Down – Neons*

Outfit: Dress: :{MV}: Dragon Lady Teal | Tights: GALLACTIC – Sheer Circuit Cyan* | Boots: GALLACTIC – Circuit Knee Boots Cyan* | Jewelry: MetaTheodora – Rainbow Format Bracelets & Earrings* 

Poses: Part of the seat by Digs/Di’s Opera.

Taste of Cherry

It sounds like a name of an anime series, doesn’t it? Especially with the cover picture like this. The heroine is clearly a supernatural alien princess in disguise, therefore the green hair with pink stripes, of course.

lolita1csThere’s no lollipops nor cherries or even sugar on her planet, therefore the lollipop addiction. The shades are necessary to cover the glittering pink non-human eyes. The loyal sidekick has to pose as a stuffed fluffy toy bunny and try not to move or speak when there’s humans nearby. Challenging task, but he gets bribed and rewarded with the said lollipops, too.

lolita3csThe reason why the said alien princess is on Earth is very simple: to research the miraculous variety of tastes in the local bakeries, of course. Or possibly to hunt down a villain who stole the royal cupcake recipe. Or to hide from space monsters who have heard she’s made of marzipan. (Lies and slander, she’s really more of a marshmellow.) Or maybe she just wanted a holiday, take your pick!

The glasses and lollipop by Culprit and the dress and headbow by Violent Seduction are all available in the current round of Genre. The hairstyle by Alice Project is one of her new Hair Fair releases, hop straight in the booth here. The skin by Essences can be found in Collabor88 and the materials ready earrings by [HAND]verk in The Boutique.

Body: Skin: Essences – CHO skin light rose 02 brunette| Eyes: Poetic Colors – Cosmic Dream | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 | Hairstyle: Alice Project – Mika*

Outfit: Dress & Headband: Violent Seduction – Roseraie Dress (Mint) | Earrings: [HAND]verk – Enamel Elephant Earring.white* | Rings: Donna Flora – BACI ring | Bunny: Pink Fuel – Sad Bunny| Glasses & Lollipop: Culprit – lolihearts & LoliLolly Cherry*

Poses: Exposeur – Advent Gift 22 | aDORKable Poses – 22 of 25 2012

Back to Nature

Who knows where the evolution will take us? Who knows where it might have taken other civilizations elsewhere, merging and combining with their surroundings instead of taking control over them with tools.

alienplant1bsPerhaps there can be a symbiosis between humanoid life and flora, if nowhere else than in our imaginations. Sinking in limb-like roots that allow moving about, skin absorbing alien lights, humanoid hands kept for their usefulness, hearing becoming less vital when the senses are attuned to pollen and pheromones…

alienplant2bsI have always enjoyed such moments of trying to envision how life would look like through the eyes of something so alien that their priorities and needs in life differ completely from human. It gives perspective.

Almost all of the alien plant can be acquired from the new round of Genre that focuses on scifi. The skin by Jalwa is not actually green, I just played with windlights. The tentacle outfit by The Stringer Mausoleum went perfectly together with the mask and ear pieces by Spyralle, hair is by Analog Dog and the Biologic Evolution body tattoo by Fallen Gods Inc. completes the look.

Scene: Alien Plants: Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Paradise Bat Orchids, Gnome Toes, Wisp Mushrooms

Alien: Skin: Jalwa Skins – Jezebel Vamp Ethereal* | Body Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Biologic Evolution (overlay, Light) Spores* | Hair: Analog Dog – ism kale | Eyes: Repulse – Lacerated v2 Green | Tentacles: The Stringer Mausoleum – Troiian Tentacles S.E. Ship Slime | Mask & Ear Pieces: Spyralle – Sensory Enhancement Modules

Poses: Orc Inc. – Stand 77 & 78

Night Is Not A Colour

It’s a sensation. It’s a state of mind. A scent, a sound, an understanding. Best felt with eyes closed. Night cannot be a colour for it is full of colours, darkness painted with subtle hues, decorated with lights, constructed of shadows. The longer you watch the night, the more you see that it could never be caught in a one simple hue.

goth1bsDay reveals what our shapes seem to be, lighting our forms, showing the outer surfaces, bringing every curve, scar and scale to plain sight. Night hides the surfaces and lets you breathe with your senses. It allows you to feel as a whole being instead of a spirit bound in a flesh prison.

goth2bsNight is not a colour: it is the safety of a hiding place, being unseen. It is the danger of all the monsters in your mind lurking around you. It is freedom from norms, it is a palette of shades, a feeling at the back of your neck that is ancient: be awake, be aware, be wary.

goth3bsNew round of Genre has started and this time the focus is on gothic beauty. The Blood Snakes skin by Fallen Gods Inc., Futakuchi Onna outfit by Bare@Rose and the bench by Painfully Divine are all available in Genre.

Scene: The Ruins: *~by Nacht – The Abbey | Bench: Painfully Divine – Little Gothic Bench Onyx

Body: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Blood Snakes xx + Dark Tears (Genre Special)* | Eyes: Repulse – Demonic v3 Eyes Red | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Alice Project – Zephyra*

Outfit: Bare@Rose – Futakuchi Onna

Poses: PoseMonster – Stand 100 | Part of the furniture. | PoseMonster – Stand 90

T is for Tavern

It is the center of any town and the beginning of countless adventures. You can meet all sorts of people in there, from townsfolk to travellers passing by. There’s respectable wives and tradeswomen handling their business or perhaps looking to hire some help

taverntika1bsThere’s the barmaids and serving wenches milling about, occasionally dropping something not too important to get an excuse to lean down and pick it up: it’s good for the tips.

taverntansy1bsPerhaps even the elusive members of the local clergy — or whatever spiritual organization should there be present in the town — looking for help in a quest of utmost importance.

taverntysha1bsWhatever you are looking for, tavern should be the first place to check: the very least you’ll find pleasant company and good drinks and that’s already worth of a quest, isn’t it?

The Muses has just released three new dresses for the more commoner styled medieval women: Tika, Tansy and Tysha. The furniture by ~Libertine~ is really meant to be a Warrior Hall, but I used it as a tavern here. It’s available in the current round of Genre

Scene: House: Trident – Nordmaar House III | Furniture: ~Libertine~ Legends, Hall*

Tika the Tradeswoman: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands Casual | Eyes: IKON – Horizon Eyes v2 Dark Turquoise XL | Hair: Sky Everett – Tudor Lady Katherine | Dress: The Muses – Tika Dress Brick* | Necklace: Trident – Thassa Necklace III | Pose: Poise – Vogue 9*

Tansy the Barmaid: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands Casual | Eyes: IKON – Horizon Eyes v2 Dark Turquoise XL | Hair: =DeLa*= Evita Black 2 | Dress: The Muses – Tansy Dress Forest* | Pose: Pose Plastique – By the Water 1

Tysha the Priestess: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Hair: Alice Project – Zephyra* | Eyes: IKON – Eternal Eyes Peak XL | Dress: The Muses – Tysha White* | Necklace: House of Rain – First and Last and Always Pearl* | Pose: Exposeur – When You’re Smiling 3

Self Control

Perhaps it’s easier in cooler tones, the ones providing more insight. Perhaps the distractions floating right in front of your eyes will give your gaze something else to focus on, providing a perspective change. Maybe your lips need to speak the words of wisdom, sifted slowly through the sieve of control.

Self Control 2Maybe it requires a cage of willpower, glowing of the effort to hold still. Perhaps there needs to be self-set bonds keeping you in place. Different people, different methods, but in the end we all need it to weigh situations properly.

Self Control 1The stunning outfit that the post is titled after, Self Control by Bare@Rose is available in Genre until February 12th. The makeup and mask-like attachment are new releases by Zibska, perfect for both fantasy mystics as well as more couture folks.

Body: Skin: Glam Affair – Renee Sinless 02 RAV | Eyes: IKON – Sunrise Bleached Gold XL | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Eyeshadow: Zibska – Ursel Purple* | Lipstick: Zibska – Belle Six* | Hair: Wasabi Pills – Jamie Crystal Violet 

Outfit: Dress: Bare@Rose – Self Control | Brow Attachment: Zibska – Valle Brows & Orbit* | Earring: Zibska – Delve Earring*

Poses: Exposeur – She’s Crafty 1 | aDORKable Poses – 3 of 25 2012

Of Demons and Pixies

Often near the opposite ends of the fantasy scale, those two. Dark and light, decadence and innocence, indulging in selfish desires and whims in contrast with selfless wish to aid other beings. That is the classic fantasy scale on which we place human personality traits and wrap them in creatures easier for us to comprehend and understand.

Genre Pixie 1Both forms of fantasy are very popular. In fact, fantasy itself is the default shape of being for a great part of the grid. For those who have never spent a moment in a human coloured skin and for those curious to try on a pair of wings, Genre focuses on fantasy this month. The event just started and will run until February 12th.

Genre Demon 1Both Pixie and Demon outfits by Fallen Gods Inc. are available in Genre and include outfits for both normal sized avatars and petites for both genders. Both looks come with wings, I just preferred this particular demon with more room for hairstyle. Speaking of which, it’s by Analog Dog and also for sale in Genre. Why don’t you hop over and see what else they have to offer?

Scene: Annon

Pixie: Body: Fallen Gods Inc. –  Petites Crystal Violet* | Hair: Wasabi Pills – Amandine Petite Crystal Violet | Outfit: Fallen Gods Inc. – Petites Pixie Violet* | Pose: WetCat – F4

Demon: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. –  Onyrica Mimic Black* | Eyes: Repulse – Mystic Eyes Violet | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: Zibska – Mitzi Purple* | Hair: Analog Dog – Wound Up Purple | Outfit: Fallen Gods Inc. – Demon Moonlight* | Pose: aDORKable Poses – 1 of 25 2012