The Night When the Abyss Glows

It is the night of colours breaking through the darkness. The night when even the Abyss glows. The night when the Lost, the Exiled, the Banished can find their way again.

They have waited, oh, how they have waited. Each night a thousand more, wrapped in the dark, their sense of self eroding until they are one with the Abyss, one dark being forever waiting. Until the Night arrives, until the glow separates them once more, gifts them separation, an identity. Shows them the way out.

For this is the night when the Abyss glows, the night when all the doors are open.

Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Pure Ebony*
Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Runeflare Mystic* at Gachaland (October)
Face Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Dead Man’s Grin*
Mesh: Maitreya Lara Body | LOGO Alexis Head | Slink Hands & Feet
Hair: (fd) Swept Away
Eyes: Izzie’s – Demon Eyes
Wings: DRD – Devine wings/glow – toxic veins
Poses: (PM) Dance of the Dead 5 | +yb mer Pose14 | Musa Fantasy pose 035

The Wrench Hand

“Miss Abigail, a moment of your time?”

“Abby. By Gear and Gadget, do I look like a nob? ‘m a wrench hand, you can drop the blasted misses.”

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“Abby. I was just wondering what exactly it is that the… wrench hands do in the Spiral?”

“What does it look like we do? Pick daisies? We make sure the bloody thing doesn’t blow up while you folks prance about in the fancy dances. ‘n it ain’t easy sometimes, let me tell you.”

engineer3bs

“Ah. At least I am extremely grateful for that, let me assure you. But isn’t that dreadfully dangerous? Isn’t there some more… mechanical labor for such tasks?”

“Are you kidding me? Do you have any idea how much the Prototypes cost to create? They’re delicate machinations, the gearwork alone- …I mean, humans are always expendable, doesn’t cost much to make one of us, huh? Add a few implants for ocular accuracy and heat exhaustion and you have a new wrench hand.”

engineer1bs

“…and how do you feel about that?”

“How do I feel about that? ‘m bloody- …oh, good day, Gazer, good day… grateful and happy to be able to keep us safe, naturally. What else?”

A Clockwork Spiral continues spinning, completely safe and stable, honest. The outfit by The Little Bat, necklace by AZE Jewelry Designs, goggles by Goth1c0, monocle by Souzou Eien, back exhaustion pipes by ~SongBird~, eyes by !Chop Shop! and the poses with the various wrenches by {Rook} are all available there.

Scene: A Clockwork Spiral

Body: Skin: !Imabee – Petal Florentien & Eyeliner/Lipstick | Dirt Tattoo Layer: Miss Shippe’s Studio – Digging in the Dirt | Eyes: !Chop Shop! – Gearhead Brass | Hair: !lamb – DIY Haircut Ink | Hands: Slink | Dirty Hands & Nails Applier: Izzie’s 

Outfit: Top & Pants: The Little Bat – Steam Outlaw Red* | Boots: The Little Bat – Abby Boots* | Necklace: AZE Jewelry Designs – Impedimenta Gear Necklace Gold* | Monocle: Souzou Eien – Archivist’s Monocle* | Goggles: Goth1c0 – Jasper Steampunk Goggles | Bracers: The Forge – Steamer Bracers | Back Augment: ~SongBird~ Smoke Stacks Augment*

Poses with Wrench: {Rook} – Wrenched Set

 

Burlesque, Take Two

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now. Actually, every time I look at my site stats. My most viewed post that I constantly get hits on is from  February 2011 and it’s called Brief Burlesque. I have no idea if it’s in some strange gallery somewhere or if people just do ‘burlesque’ searches all the time and end there, but regardless: time for take two.

Burlesque, Take Two 1When I saw that deviousMind has a gacha of these outfits, I was porting over faster than you can say ‘feathers’. Then I obviously had to recreate the spirit of that first photoshoot and use a dance instead of static poses. Which resulted into hours of dancing around and taking pictures because yegads, trying to catch the right angle when shimmying about is not easy. Obviously wasn’t having fun at all. Noes, never.

Burlesque, Take Two 2As for the runner-ups stat-wise I’ve already done a take two on the golden skin so guess next I have to re-do the Minoan snake goddess… as soon as I see an updated outfit for that.

Scene: Miamai – Victorian Room prop with poses

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Lipstick: Izzie’s – Red Lipstick | Hair:  Love Soul – Hair*055*Jet Black | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands Casual 

Outfit: Outfit: deviousMind – Vayne Vamp | Boots: Schadenfreude – Leith Boots | Necklace & Earrings: Maxi Gossamer – Baroque Teardrop Gold (FaMESHed) | Bracelet: Mandala – Milky Way Bracelet Hawthorn Red

Dance: Studio4D – S4D_flamenco_82

 

52 Colours: Madder Lake Deep

The name of the colour piqued my interest so I did some poking around the net to find out that madder is a plant whose roots have been used to produce red dye for millennia and lake in this context does not refer to water, but is derived from lac. We’re speaking of the bright, strong red in the old masterworks. If it weren’t December, I might have gone to that direction, but since it is I admit I took the easy route and interpreted it as ‘santa red’. Shame on me. Colours: Madder Lake Deep 1The hair by D!va, skin by Izzie’s and the house by Trompe Loeil can all be found in the current Collabor88. A lot of the decor is my old favourites of the season, but the noms and champagne by Poche in the foreground are available in RMK Gothic Frost Fair. The Ashraya dress by Geometry was just the right red and with all the gold it turned the whole look into a decoration, just need to find a big enough tree. Colours: Madder Lake Deep 2I liked how the skin looks both fresh and blushed, either straight out of snow or perhaps after a tad too much mulled wine. I added a makeover by M.O.C.K. Cosmetics to take the skin even more to a holiday-at-home direction and crowned it with the As Darkness Falls necklace by House of Rain.

Scene: House: Trompe Loeil – Frostbite Cottage White | Tree: Sanu – Just Another Christmas Tree | Couch: LISP – Santa Candy Sofa Red | Stocking: LISP – Stocking Robin Red | Penguin: D-LAB – Sit-Penguin-B&W | Rug & Pillows: ~Libertine~ Green brocade rug & Red cushions | Noms & Champagne: Poche – xmas minicake, champagne, latte, stollen

Body: Skin: Izzie’s – Geanna Frostbite Skin fair DB | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Rumour Has It Makeover | Hair: D!va – Asami Onyx

Outfit: Dress: Geometry – Ashraya Red* | Shoes: G Field – Flower Pumps Red Eve | Stockings: Blacklace – Black Sheer Stockings | Necklace: House of Rain – As Darkness Falls Ruby/Gold* | Bracelet & Ring: Mandala – Milky Way Hawthorn 

Pose: BENT! – ONE. Simply Febrile Insomnia

This Is Halloween

I was just listening to it and since the official wonderful excuse to blame all the costumes on it is soon gone, I wanted to use it. I also wanted to make Halloween looks that are less costumeish and more approaching fashion. For this purpose I went to Zibska, because Zib’s creations always dance within the borders of couture and eccentric, perfect to either style up to avant garde or in this case: turn to Halloween.

Aliwera has a mesh skirt and extreme middle and head attachments, curving in gothic spikes that you could style for a spider queen, but I went more into basic classic noir glamour with it.

Ariane turned into a bone dancer, but it could be styled into a period dress or kawaii lolita look effortlessly. I simply could not resist Nuuna’s skeleton skin, so perfect for Halloween. If you leave the dress away, you have a PG skeleton skin to run around in.

Felicienne turned into a fashionable jester. Add an axe for Halloween parties and you’re set! The best part about shopping fashion for costumes is that you have outfits you can use all around the year, it’s simply a matter of how you style them.

Happy Halloween!

Aliwera:

Skin: Glam Affair – Mia Fairy Tales 2012 | Eyes: Repulse – Undead Eyes | Liner: Pin Me Down – Liner 6 & Beautiful Freak – Girl Poison Black | Lipstick: Izzie’s – Lipstick Red | Hair: Sky Everett – Lady Saelenar CAHH 2010 | Outfit: Zibska – Aliwera* | Bracelets: Mandala – Lotus Chains | Pose: Del May – Brain ache

Ariane:

Skin: Nuuna’s Skins – Voodoo people | Eyes: Nuuna’s Skins – Nuuna’s Creepy Black Eyes | Hair: Zibska – Petra White* | Outfit: Zibska – Ariane* | Pose: SLCposegiftThedeck05

Felicienne:

Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Frozen Silver Bright | Hair: Esk-Imo – Fraya CLR 02 | Eye makeup: Zibska – Delphina Sanguine & Zulu Berry | Lip: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Lucir Lipcolor Rubyfruit | Outfit: Zibska – Felicienne* | Hat: Zibska – Aliwera Hat | Pose: Pose Plastique – Harvester of Hearts Five

 

 

 

52 Colours: Charcoal

Miss Charcoal is made out of two old and one brand new favourite of mine. The W.P. Nightmare outfit by Bare@Rose has classic goth vampire vibe to it without being pure textureless black. Yes, it’s vampire time again. I shall blame Halloween while knowing none of you believe it: any season is a vampire season!

Sky Everett’s Temptress hair has always been my go-to for when making classy vampire women in gowns. It’s Elvira with extra sophistication. As for my new favourite, Izzie’s Fuyu-skin has this special edition available only in The Costume Ball. It comes with several lipsticks, including the red one here.

Speaking of old favourites: the sim is another of them. World’s End Garden continues to provide for all your romantic, poetic goth scenery needs. Less blood and darkness, more melancholy and longing.

Scene: World’s End Garden

Body: Skin: Izzie’s – Fuyu Skin (Costume Ball Ed.) | Eyes: Repulse – Undead Eyes Silver | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Lipstick: Izzie’s – Lipgloss dark red | Hair: Sky Everett – Temptress

Outfit: Dress: Bare@Rose – W.P. Nightmare

Poses: E.inK – Headphones/Music2 | LAP – MS2-Runway19

Zodiac: Scorpio

Stereotypically Miss Scorpio is the sexy redhead from any film ever, the one who oozes sex, trips the man on the floor and holds them there with a stiletto heel. Then the handcuffs come out. She’s also the redhead woman who will completely utterly destroy the said man’s life if she believes she has been scorned or betrayed: vengeance is her middle name.

Stereotypes aside Scorpio is an extremely intense sign, both in good and bad. They are fiercely independent, driven and when they set their mind on something, they will also achieve it. They might seem a bit aloof, because they keep their surface smooth, covering the depth of emotions.

If you manage to win a Scorpio over, they are extremely loyal friends and passionate lovers. Keep in mind though that Scorpios remember every slight and can bear a grudge for the rest of their lives, so make sure you never betray them.

Just like all the water signs, Scorpio is a well of imagination and intuition, but unlike shy Cancer or dreamy Pisces, they have the energy and fire to apply all of that into advancing in life: whether it’s career-wise or life in general, Scorpios are out to get what they want.

Scorpio-inspired round of Zodiac event has started: the hair, corset, necklace, chair and pose are from there. Steph-hair by *Alice Project* is a perfect combination of sensuality and attitude for any Scorpio girl out there. Most signs might shy away from literal bad-ass symbolism, but Scorpios would probably indulge in them: thus the Serket’s Servant necklace by A:S:S and Scorpion Chair by Conspiracy Theory. The Scorpio girl had to have a corset, there was absolutely no way around that, and fortunately *Perception* had both over- and underbust versions available. The standing pose is one from Exposeur’s pack called She’s Crafty.

The skin and makeup by Izzie’s are from another event that just started: The Costume Ball. I felt it nailed the Scorpio attitude of sexy danger just perfectly.

Scene: A:S:S – That night, skybox | Conspiracy Theory – Scorpion Chair Black

Body: Skin: Izzie’s – Fuyu Skin (Costume Ball Ed.) | Lips: Izzie’s – Lipgloss dark red | Eyes: Roly-Poly – GlassEyes Charcoal | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: *Alice Project* – Steph*

Outfit: Corset: *Perception* – Overbust Corset Scorpio | Pants: Deviance – Leather Pants Violet | Boots: Slink – Tall Leather Thigh Boots Curvy Black | Bangles, Rings & Nails: Mandala – Takara Buddha Black | Necklace: A:S:S – Serket’s Servant black (with sting)

Poses: Exposeur – She’s Crafty | Part of the chair.