The Grey Lady

“Don’t go near the briars or the Grey Lady will get you. She makes people fall into the thorns, see something shiny there, reach in and suddenly the thorns move! Just to draw blood. She feeds off of it, you know.”

greylady1cs“You’re being silly, there’s no such thing as the Grey Lady, it’s just an old story. I read that it’s based on some poor woman fleeing a warband into the briars, getting stuck and- …well, dying. Of course people would spin a story about it, she’s hauuuunting the briars, looking for revenge!”

greylady2cs“Well, if you read about it then it’s definitely true! She lived here, she died here, wouldn’t you haunt the place after a death like that? I know I would! Uses her ripped off jewelry as bait, or maybe she’s just still searching for them…”

greylady3cs“Yeah, sure, maybe in a horror movie. Ghosts don’t exist, don’t be such a scaredy-cat. …ohey, look, there’s something shiny in there!”

The briars by Cerridwen’s Cauldron, the skin by Fallen Gods Inc. and the gown by Senzafine are all available in the current round of We Love Role-play. The hair by Clawtooth is available in Collabor88 and the eyes by Pin Me Down in Flux.

Scene: Briars: Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Hellthorn Briars*

Body: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Rotten Ghost Female Meat Out* | Eyes: Pin Me Down – Vibrant Eyes Red* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Clawtooth – Windswept Aged Well

Outfit: Gown: Senzafine – Nephilaine Wolf* | Necklace: [The Forge] – Opidda Necklace Silver Diamond*

Poses: !bang – Stand 135 | Del May – Brain Ache | Pose Plastique – Harvester of Hearts Five

Remorseless Rose

She is another archetype of female villains: the beauty with a touch of insanity in her eyes. Or more than a touch. There’s always a smile, soft words, warm, decadent tones of colour, strong perfume lingering about the scene… and the smile.

darkrose1csShe’s often unhinged, often obsessed about something, regularly portrayed as possessed and supernatural. She mixes girly dresses and innocent beauty styling with that glint in her eye that suggests a dagger hidden behind her back. She’s the villain who murders people, then sets them around a tea party with dolls, humming while serving cake.

darkrose2csPerhaps it’s the contrast between beauty and brutality, innocence and insanity that makes the combination so popular. The childlike manners make the murders all the more creepy, but oh so very successful in captivating our imagination.

The No Remorse skin by Essences can be purchased in We Love Role-play event, the Noxy dress and Kronos hair by Adoness are available in The Thrift Shop event and the Halcyon jewelry set is a new release by Zibska.

Scene: World’s End Garden

Body: Skin: Essences – No Remorse 03* | Eyes: IKON – Utopia Eyes Dark Red XL | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Adoness – Kronos Pitch Black/Maroon* | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Elegant 1 | Nails: Orc Inc – Rich Darks*

Outfit: Dress: Adoness – Noxy Red* | Jewelry: Zibska – Halcyon Necklace & Earrings*

Poses: Exposeur – Advent Gift 6 F | Pose Plastique – By the Water 1

Faire Jackalope

Fantasy Faire closes its portals today at midnight. With 8.4 million lindens gathered for Relay For Life (and still going), it has been a record breaking Faire in many ways. It was also the first time I was in the backstage and got to run around and multitask things like I was a professional juggler and repeat the caf-fei-nate mantra to myself as the general cure to everything. It’s a contagious kind of insanity, I must say. Extremely delightful one, too.

jackalope1bsMost of the time I ran around the Faire as a jackalope. Gowns so bad for running, after all. Since this is how a lot of people got to meet me the first time, I decided I would blog the official Faire Jackalope look as my last one. After this it’ll be a year again before the Fairelands rise like world-versions of phoenix, every year brighter. Until then the Faire Jackalope offers her thanks and an extra nose wiggle as a farewell.

jackalope3bsThe jackalope outfit is really designed for fauns, it’s Dyisi by Evie’s Closet, available in Magnificat. The horns with roses are by ::{Elysium}:: and can be found in Lumenaria and the makeup by Beautiful Freak is located in Crimson Fields.

Scene: Magnificat

Body: Skin: Essences – Clover 01 *pale dust* brunette | Hair: Analog Dog – schnapp natural black | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: Beautiful Freak – Odetta Blood Red* | Ears & Tail: [D]oki – Fawn Ears & Tail | Horns: ::{Elysium}:: Maenad Red Rose Crown (with Antlers)

Outfit: Outfit & Boots: Evie’s Closet – Dyisi 

Poses: Pose Plastique – By the Water 1 | aDORKable Poses – 3 of 25 2012

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

Painting the Planes of Sanity

No, it does not make any sense. Very little of this post does, after all. Extremely Unhinged. The gacha festival has started out well and although we’ve gradually ceased dancing about and partying around the clock, there’s plenty of new parties planned for this week! Check the schedule out from here.

The palette and the brush are a part of HANDverk’s releases for November’s FaMESHed. The matching necklaces can be found in the current L’Accessoires. They’re perfect for any artist, sane or less so.

There’s the plane I was referring to! That and the other tiny flying vehicles are for the little skulprit avatars, available in Unhinged Festival. You can locate the bear, easel, plants-in-pants and most of the look from there as well.

Yes, those are tiny skulls hanging from the lashes. Naturally. The lashes, makeup, skin, two of the poses, outfit and the hat are all available in Unhinged. The hair by Alice Project is from Around the World, though. Needed a sleek hat hair for the top thing, after all.

Scene: Easel: Shabby Tabby – SweetSkulls Easel Candy | Pants with Plants: Hanaya – Stuff in the Pants Jungle Book | Teddy: PRIME – Eku Prime Teddy w/Champagne | Vehicles: Skulprit – HotBalloon Totoro, BiPlane Red Barony, Hovercar PoPo

Body: Skin: Skin Monster – Silver 3 | Eyes: Repulse – Cyborg v3 Violet | Lashes & Makeup: Pin Me Down – The Skully Lashes 3 & 7 | Eyebrows: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Eyebrows s-30s | Hair: Alice Project – Tiffani*

Outfit: Dress, stockings, armwarmers, boots: {MV} – Jolly Rock Violet | Necklace: HANDverk – Palette Bolo royal purple & silver* | Hat: Faerycat Designs – Top Hat w Fiberoptic Plume Purple Stripe | Palette & Brush: HANDverk – Paint Palette & Paintbrush*

Poses: Astalianda – Freedom Cut | Pose Plastique – Harvester of Hearts Five | Pose Plastique – Ode to Antidote Three

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Unhinged

There are things that leave me speechless, searching for words. This is one of them. I have known Eku Zhong for quite some time now and always thought she was an amazingly funny, cheerful and helpful person. To find out that she is so sick it is threatening her life was humbling, putting the daily grievances so many of us have into perspective. Once Eku gave the permission for it, there is now an event in the planning to help her get a prosthesis so her skull does not accidentally kill her. I wish I was kidding. You can read more about all this in the Unhinged blog.

While preparing for the event, we’ve been taking promo pictures with skulls. I snapped this one while posing for Elysium Hynes, who is the blogger organizer for the event. …fine, guess I can wield the title as well, but we all know I’m mainly just proofreading texts with a red pen.

The event will be from November 15th to December 15th, it’s going to be a gacha festival with the obvious skull theme. You can find more information and applications on the website: merchants, entertainers, and bloggers.

Skull: Girl Not Included – Skulls pack | Skin: Glam Affair – Mia Fairy Tales 2012 01 A | Hair: Lamb – Bang Bang Ink | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: Pin Me Down – Liner 6 & Beautiful Freak – Girl Poison Black | Outfit: Dare Designs – Remixed Black | Pose: Pose Plastique – Ode to Antidote Four