The Seasons of Persephone: Winter

Summer was always too short. The time to return took her by surprise every year despite the signs beginning to appear: her skin paled, her hair lost its vibrant colour, the summer greens changed to darker winter tones.

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The butterflies transformed to small spirits, twirling around her, eager to return back to Hades. Flower decorations became chains and bones, metals and gemstones. 

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The blooming lines across her body sharpened into a strong mask befitting the Queen of the Underworld, the one whose name was barely whispered aloud in fear it would call her attention. Call the attention of the one carrying into effect the curses of men upon the souls of the dead.

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As the nature quiets into its winter hibernation, Persephone returns to Hades: the realm and the god. She returns and she rules by his side until the awakening spring calls her back to the warmth of summer.

The dress by Fallen Gods Inc. & [FAIDA] is one of the exclusives in The Epiphany. You can acquire the exclusives by redeeming in your gacha prizes, that way you can get rid of the commons you don’t want and get exclusive shinies in return! The halo by Cerberus Xing is a gacha prize in the same event. The tattoo by Fallen Gods Inc. is available in Create Your Own Tarot event, the skin by Fallen Gods Inc. is from Wayward Carnival, the hair by EMO-tions from Hair Fair and the necklace by !deviousMind from the current Underworld round of Genre.

Scene: Annon

Body: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Pure Ivory* | Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – The Emperor Complete + Gold Filigree* | Hair: EMO-tions – Stephanie | Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Parchment | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands & Feet: Slink | Body: Maitreya

Outfit: Dress: Fallen Gods Inc. & [FAIDA] – Jour Reveur Diabolique* | Crown: Aisling – Savage Winter Crown (snow) | Halo: Cerberus Xing – Tsukiyomi’s Halo (Gold + B) | Necklace: !deviousMind – Lasombra – Vampire Necklace Gold/Silver* | Bracelets – Bliensen + MaiTai – Mano Bracelets Gold* | Spirits: Cole’s Corner – Mana Comet Companion, Mushi Chain Companion, Water Faerie Companion*

Poses: Picture This! – Jewelry Model 3 | {NanTra} – Eternal Beauty 8M | {NanTra} – Eternal Beauty 1M

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.

All the Hair!

The third round of Crazy Hair Hunt has begun! You can get a notecard with slurls and hints from the starting location to help you on the way. As before, these are less hairdos and more just crazy things to attach to your head. So much fun!

Lumi versus squirrel staring match go! …what? Meeroos can be fashionable, too!  The squirrel hair is by EMO-tions and the plant hairdress is by [M&K].

Here we have a rare Roocorn with branches sprouting all sort of fruit, thanks to Concrete Flowers. The green and purple Curious Kitties’ maneating plant growing out of Sonya’s head is completely safe for roos. Probably less so for men.

The theme of the hunt is Flora and Fauna, thus all the plants and critters and also fishies! Mer-roo has hair by Rue and Sonya by The U-Neek. I could go on, honest, but I’m trying to save some for later blogging. After all, the hunt does go on for the whole April.

Crazy Hair Hunt: Squirrel hair: EMO-tions – *CINNAMON* /squirrels home | Plant hair: [M&K] – Purple Mystica Headress | Green&purple hair: Curious Kitties – Maneatingplant V3 | Fruit branches: Concrete Flowers – Fruit Salad Tree Branches | Fish hair: The U-Neek – Fishy Goodness & Red Herring | Fish hair 2: .{Rue}. – Manes/TheHungryDeep (w/noms): Tide (ridged)

Squirrel Credits: Skin: Pink Fuel – Basil <Cocoa> – Sweet Fawn | Eyes: Repulse  – Undead Eyes (Rust) | Lashes: Miamai – XGen Makeup_LashNLiner *Charme* – Brown Hair

Plant Credits: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Fleurs: Forest xx Flowering | Eyes: Repulse – Lacerated v2 (Green) | Lipstick: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Saffy Violet Lip Gel Redux | Lashes: Miamai – XGen Makeup_LashNLiner *Charme* 

Fish Credits: Skin: The Plastik – Ataciara Elven Aqua Homicide | Eyes: Repulse – Cyborg v3 Eyes (Aqua) | Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Aladdin Sane face makeup 

Carpe Diem

Fashion for Life has a sale going on for this Friday only. Selected charity vendors have been set to 55L, all clearly marked. So before I get tangled into attempted witticisms about how it’s time to catch the time, here’s the landmark! Go shop!

Fashion for Life Sale: Dress, hair & hat: EMO-tions – It’s Time | Held pocket watch necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai – Tick-Tock Hans Hase | Lipstick: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Falu Red Glace Lipcolor

Twisted Hunt: Skin: Heartsick – Desire Muse The Seeker MC / Brows

Other credits: Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Colors of Fall Yellow | Tattoo lashes: Miamai – LesMakeups_Lashes | Manicure: The Laughing Academy – brassy | Pose: Astalianda – Rarity 3 

Bandana Day

Today (Friday 15th) is the end of Hair Fair and also the Bandana Day. The bandana designers had done excellent job and I had actually difficulties choosing which one to wear, so I bought two instead.

This black one by EMO-tions was so full of pearl embroideries that I couldn’t resist it. I accompanied it with a corset and sheer skirt by Sn@tch that I grabbed earlier this week from their Riot Vend. The bracelet is the latest subscribo gift by .( bewildebeest ). and the necklace is one of her latest releases. I wandered into the shop to poke at the gatcha there, but then saw the necklaces and had to have them. So gorgeous. ❤ The wagon is by Zacca, the furniture by Dreamscapes Art Gallery (Midsummer Night’s Dream Hunt prize) and the pose by TeaSoup.

The head scarf by LeLutka was another obvious choice. I love the random ropes around it and how it manages to look like you just decided to wrap your hair into a scarf for fashion, not because you had to. The dress is by The Plastik, one of their prizes in This One Time at the Fair Hunt. The necklace is the same as above, just different colour and the ring is by .( bewildebeest ). as well, one of the Arabesque-ones that I love. The chair, rug, flowers and wall-writing are a part of a freebie set by UrbanizeD called Tribute to Minnie Riperton. House is by Zacca, the bunny is by Ragdoll’s Cut (Greedy Hunt prize) and the pose by Poise. The eyes in both pictures are by Shiva (Greedy Hunt), lashes by Redgrave and skin by League.

If you haven’t been to the Hair Fair yet, today’s the last day to do so! Go buy a bandana and wear it today even if nothing else caught your fancy~