Purple Winter

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.purplewinter2bsThe 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.

purplewinter1bsThe 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.

Scene: Leroy 

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

As Winter Falls

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.

As Winter Falls 1The 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.

As Winter Falls 2All 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

52 Colours: Barley Corn

With a name like that, I had to find some fields for Miss Barley Corn to wander through. Quite far from any actual farmer, she’s more of a high class girl visiting summer mansion and play-pretending farm things. With cookies. Probably tiny star shaped sammiches and strawberries, too.

It’s all about the hat, as usual. This sun hat by G Field has been my favourite for a long time and you can probably find it in several blog posts in various colours. Long live colour change scripts!

The innocent radiance is a combination of Glam Affair skin and makeup by M.O.C.K. Cosmetics with another of my old favourites: summer wheat eyes by Poetic Colors.

The Bon Bon dress by Sn@tch formed the whole spirit of playful sophistication and conveniently matched the colour sample. The Steph hairstyle by Alice Project combines sweetness with relaxation, not a care in the world and all the time to flitter about smiling.

Body: Skin: Glam Affair – Giselle Light Kajira | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Summer Wheat | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – SuperSweet Shadow One Ai Shui & Clear Lipgloss | Hair: Alice Project: Steph* 

Outfit: Dress: Sn@tch – Bon Bon Peach | Hat: G Field – Straw Floppy Hat Rose Garden | Ring: December – Rose Ring | Cookie jar: Magic Nook – Cookie Jar Red | Butterfly: Baffle! – Flutterby on nose

Poses: LAP – TC Timid Girl PR4 | N/A | LAP – Fantasy-Puppet PR4

The Appeal of Red Rum

I blame these Appeal boots by SAKIDE for the rest of this. I tend to like mine with heels, so the huge platform stompers that double as murder weapons required excessive attitude to go with them. Attitude and a world seen through red haze.

There had to be horns, obviously. Slightly monstrous horns by lassitude & ennui, to be precise. The haze makeup by Zibska — half-mask, half-shadows — brings out the red eyes just right. The Evion earrings look almost like a handy collection of needles worn for quick access.

The top and pants are from an earlier round of Sn@tch‘s lucky boards, Ivy keeps them well stocked and you can always fish up the latest outfit from the pool while waiting for your letter.

As for the sim, it’s always intriguing S.I.C., perfect for both slightly grungy urban or less shiny futuristic shots, depending where you go and how you pick your lights. In this case fitting for a search of a drink, what else?

Scene: S.I.C. 

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: IKON – Utopia Eyes Dark Red XL | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Lips: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Crema LipColor Sanguine | Makeup: Zibska – Haze Sangue v3* | Hair: Love Soul – Hair*106*Jet Black | Horns: lassitude & ennui – Slightly monstrous dark horns /spice*

Outfit: Top: Sn@tch – Ginger & Jazz Top Red | Pants: Sn@tch – Biker Leather Pants Black | Boots: SAKIDE – Appeal Boots Red* | Gloves: SAKIDE – Skulls Gloves Red w Nails* | Earrings: Zibska – Evion*

Poses: Exposeur – She’s Crafty 5 Point | N/A | Niqotine Poses – KissMyGunF15

 

 

Dahlia

Film Noir spells femme fatale to me. Drama back in the day when it was still a good thing, sophistication and seduction in the same packet, determination, intelligence and attitude. They were in control, knew what they wanted and knew how to play the game to get it. The Black Dahlia dress [ SAKIDE ] made for Cinema is all of those things.

Femme fatales require drama in their looks, there’s no subtleties between black and white, it’s all edge. The Willow hair by Alice Project works for this perfectly. It’s an editorial hair for creating the effect of wind blowing your hair to the side and it comes in both higher and lower versions (for more or less wind) and mirrors so you can decide which side do you want your hair to move in. Obviously editorial hairs really work only for pictures, but yegads we need more of them. So brilliant.

The makeup is by Adore & Abhor and it’s available in Cinema. It’s called Payback and it felt extremely fitting for Dahlia, as did the Queen’s Gambit necklace by lassitude & ennui. The necklace was probably intended for more fantasy looks, but in here it creates an obvious mystery to be solved. Where did she get it? Why do people want it? What’s its secret?

Dahlia’s outfit comes with two versions, this is the longer gown. Both are partial mesh, meaning that the top and pants are system layers and the skirt mesh, which means one size fits all. I love these hybrid mesh creations since I don’t have to cut off parts of Sonya’s body to fit in them.

The dress, makeup, hair and necklace can all be found in Cinema, which lasts the whole of October. [ SAKIDE ] is in Film Noir, lassitude & ennui in Fantasy/Musical and *Alice Project* and Adore & Abhor both in Action/Adventure.

Scene: Shady Falls Sim (1920′s roleplay sim, be polite when visiting)

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: IKON – Sunrise Eyes Light Arabian Blue L | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: Adore & Abhor – Payback Lips & Eyes* | Hair: *Alice Project* – Willow High & Lower*

Outfit: Dress: [ SAKIDE ] - Black Dahlia Dress* | Shoes: G Field – Flower Pumps Eve Black | Stockings: Black Lace – Black Sheer Stockings | Gloves: Sn@tch – Leather Gloves Black | Ring: Mandala – Milky Nails White | Necklace: lassitude & ennui – The Queen’s Gambit*

Poses: aDORKable Poses – Confident Leo 1 | !bang – Stand 135 | D.Luxx – Secrets 03

52 Colours: Cosmic

For once I did not go straight to scifi even though the name of the colour practically demanded it. Guess Miss Cosmic is an aspiring starlet artist name instead!

The hair was in one of the past 50L Fridays by Wasabi Pills, but you can still get it in their normal colour selections for normal price, of course. The dress is actually the Liaison-chemise by Volstead, available in Cinema that just opened today. Sheer mesh is a wonderful thing, providing allure to less slinky shapes.

The Charleston slippers are also by Volstead, but the Dauphine socks are by Sn@tch. As is obvious by the purple hair, I was not even trying to make a historically accurate look, more like the new coming of the twenties far in the future.

The surroundings are one of the dream scenes by Garden of Dreams, this one called The Piano Bar. The perfect place for scandalously dressed starlets for career-starting! When you go to Cinema, you can find Volstead here. It’s also good to remember to prune down your scripts before going: easier for everyone shopping, yourself included.

Scene: Garden of Dreams – The Piano Bar*

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Umedama Holic – GemStone eye G04 | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Eye makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Glitter Pop Eshadow in Plums at Midnight | Lips: Izzie’s – Lipstick plum | Hair: Wasabi Pills – Alice Mesh Hair Licorice

Outfit: Dress: Volstead – Liaison Chemise Plum* | Socks: Sn@tch – Dauphine Socks Black | Shoes: Volstead – Charleston Slippers Plum* | Ring: KOSH – Auna Ring | Hat: World’s End Garden – Romance Le Noir Hat

Poses: Bilo – Ode to Antidote Four | Poise – Burlesque 1 | Bilo – Ode to Antidote Five (Bilo-poses not available yet.)

Mint Chocolate

There isn’t actually any chocolate — mint or otherwise —  in this post, the colour combination just reminded me of it so much that I got cravings for some. The look itself is all about autumn when you do already want to wear more for the cold and rain, but don’t have to wrap yourself up in heavy coats just yet.

The pictures are taken in SLOW sim where you can also find NODe+ shop that sells these umbrellas. They have arm poses as usual, open and close and even come with rain, of which there was plenty in the sim. I tried to catch some drier moments for pictures, so ignore the fact that she’s prancing about with an umbrella without a drop of rain on the water.

There’s several new releases here: Muriel boots by Dare Designs, Softpaw Glasses by ::: Krystal :::, Tiffany hair by Alice Project, new group gift earrings by Maxi Gossamer and the latest fishing outfit by Sn@tch. The fishing outfit comes with stockings, shoes and earrings, but I wanted warmer tights and boots for this look. The hair comes with Alice’s trademark colour change HUD of countless fantastic choices and is available in Collabor88.

As for the minty skin, it’s one of the Glam Affair gacha ones from The Arcade. Remember that it’s ending soon, so if you don’t yet have everything you want it’s time to go play!

Scene: SLOW Sim  

Body: Skin: Glam Affair – Roza The Arcade Gacha Events 09 | Eyes: IKON – Horizon Eyes v2 Dark Turquoise | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Glitter Pop eShadow (The Hunted) | Hair: Alice Project – Tiffany Infinity* (in Collabor88)

Outfit: Top, Corset, Skirt, Armwarmers: Sn@tch – Midnight Hour | Tights: Sn@tch – Goth Tights Green | Boots: Dare Designs – Muriel Steam Teal Mesh Boots* | Earrings: Maxi Gossamer – Lealao Amber | Glasses: ::: Krystal ::: – Softpaw Glasses Ebony* | Umbrella – NODe+ – Umbrella v2 N010L

Poses: Amato – Pose Play 01 | HopScotch – Pose Fair Dollarbie 1 | D.Luxx – Secrets 01

52 Colours: Hunter Green

Obviously I had to make a hunter. The problem was in deciding what kind. This green is like the classic elven ranger colour, but I realized I was lacking a decent bow — shame on me. In the end I went into a completely different direction. I blame Ely’s evil necromantic plant girl in Guild Wars 2.

Perhaps she’s an evil dryad, perhaps she’s a spirit of carnivorous plants, perhaps she simply found a way to live in a symbiosis with vines, to stalk and observe from above before descending upon her prey… who knows. The actual hunter green item match is the swimming suit by Miamai that I grabbed from the sale going on at the moment.

The hair that really makes the look is by Curious Kitties and since it was their prize in the Crazy Hair Hunt, I’m not sure if it’s available anymore. It is super fun and appropriate, though. Especially since some of its tendrils move on their own. The eye makeup tattoo by Sn@tch is also an old hunt gift, so no guarantees on it either! The skin is one of the Glam Affair fantasy tones from The Arcade gachas.

The scenery is the dream scene called Hidden Cove by Garden of Dreams, perfect for urgent need for a jungle to pose in. The poses are all a part of a pole prop called Cirque Dreams by BENT. I used it as a convenient branch for this shoot, but obviously it’s meant more for dancing and circus style. It’s available in FAIR, which is a new event that opened today.

Scene: Jungle: Garden of Dreams – Hidden Cove* | Pole: BENT. – Cirque Dreams*

Body: Skin: Glam Affair – Roza – The Arcade Gacha Events 09 | Eyes: IKON – Horizon Eyes v2 Dark Turquoise XL | Mask makeup: Sn@tch – Thorns Makeup Emerald | Lips: Pin Me Down – Lip Markings 6 | Hair: Curious Kitties – Maneatingplant v3

Outfit: Miamai – Ocre Swim Suit Green

Poses: BENT. – A part of the Cirque Dreams pole.*

Drow a la Escher

I wanted to make a modern drow. That’s really all there is to this. Black and red, eccentricity meets beauty with just a tiny touch of military vibe.

The scene and all the poses are a part of the Escher Prop by BENT. I bought it during Vintage Fair, but those of you who didn’t might be interested to know that it’s currently on sale in BENT.’s new main store. Its crispy clean lines worked perfectly for modern shadow play.

The Glam Affair skin is another of my gacha loots from The Arcade. Makeup is a mix of the red Azen stripe by Nuuna and the white curvy liner by Beautiful Freak. The latter is a new gothic makeup store that you should all check out. The black-and-white Marielle earrings are a new release by Zibska.

The corseted pencil skirt is a new mesh release by Nomine. The button rows gave the look a touch of old-fashioned military style, so I added a PFC Jacket by Sn@tch and lassitude & ennui‘s Phoebe boots from L’accessoires event to enhance the theme. Drows may be many things, but they are never without power of some style and level, after all.

Scene: BENT. – Escher Prop

Body: Skin: Glam Affair – Roza – The Arcade Gacha Events 05 | Hair: Exile – Groove Theory:Frost | Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes Dark Red (XL) | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Red stripe: Nuuna’s Skins – Azen makeup red | Liner: Beautiful Freak – Girl Poison white | Ears: *~*Illusions*~* Seelie Ears*

Outfit: Top: Sn@tch – PFC Jacket (black)* | Skirt: Nomine – Mesh Corseted Pencil Skirt Red* | Stockings: Sn@tch – Badlands Stockings Black | Boots: lassitude & ennui - Phoebe lace-up boots black* | Earrings: Zibska – Marielle*

Poses: BENT. – a part of the prop.

 

 

 

Anais Wants Some Cake

I was cruel and didn’t rez any, but I kept thinking of Marie Antoinette throughout the shoot. Anais is actually a new hairstyle by Zibska: a huge updo that speaks of having nothing but time and servants to do your hair.

The Phoebe boots are by lassitude & ennui, classic lace-up boots that work for vintage autumn, steampunk or even delightful decadence like above. They’re at the moment available in L’accessoires event in several colours, each of the colours including a dark and light wood option for the soles and heels. I contemplated posing naked, but finding twisty enough poses to keep it only slightly indecent was too challenging. Fortunately I located this vamp corset by Sn@tch from my inventory for fitting cover!

The dominant over-the-board Vargas makeup is another new release by Zibska. The skin is one of Glam Affair’s gatcha ones in The Arcade, with an adorable baroque-vibed blush on otherwise practically white skin. The eyes by Insufferable Dastard and the snake ring by [HANDverk] are from the same event. The Stranglehold choker is by House of Rain and it’s available in the Zombie Cheerio Gacha here. It worked perfectly to turn the look from debaucherous to wicked.

I continued the wickedness with Corruption arm tattoos by Mabinogion, the temptations for more than cake traveling through her veins. To complete the scene I used the Darkness Lies Within bed by Malfean Visions. It’s from Twisted Hunt, in case you forgot it’s still going on!

Scene: Bed: Malfean Visions – Darkness Lies Within Bed

Body: Skin: Glam Affair – Roza – The Arcade Gacha Events 08 | Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Violet Flare Mesh Eyes The Arcade | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Zibska – Anais White* | Makeup: Zibska – Vargas Violet* | Arm tattoo: Mabinogion – Corruption*

Outfit: Corset: Sn@tch – Vamp Corset White | Boots: lassitude & ennui – Phoebe lace-up boots purple&dark wood* | Choker: House of Rain – Stranglehold amethyst* | Ring: [HANDverk] – Serpent Ring.violet

Poses: Part of the bed.