In My Jewelry Box

As you can imagine, my virtual jewelry box is a bit full, cluttered with baubles and bits and bobs of things I have accumulated over the years, including my own creations.

In My Jewelry Box

I was looking to adorn this cute new dress from Mavis McGettigan. She has piled on the great details: bows in the back tying up the halter top (which I found can be worn great on its own), a tiered skirt, and frankly, great white texturing (which is hard to do—pulling off white is quite a tough job). But because the dress is all white, I needed something pretty and special to wear.

In My Jewelry Box

So I dug out this beautiful artistic necklace and earrings made by ThomasD Felisimo. I hate to do this, but this is a one-of-a-kind necklace I won at an auction at last year’s Jewelry Fair, so you can’t get it—only I have it. The proceeds benefitted Oxfam, so cheers to ThomasD for donating his hard work and time and for letting my neck and ears wear such prettiness.

I am wearing skin from Kira Ahn, which is quite exquisite. Her skin blending is seamless, eyebrows are well defined and lovely, and lips are beautifully glossed. She is running quite a nice sale on older skins right now. You might catch this one or something else you like.

In My Jewelry Box

Finally, Morrigan Denimore passed over these shoes today. I don’t think he anticipated seeing them blogged this quickly and certainly not with an outfit like this (he tends towards goth and kimonos), but they were the perfect match to this ensemble.

In My Jewelry Box

Jewelry takes people’s minds off your wrinkles. ~ Sonja Henie

Hair: W&Y HAIR New 75 “TYPE”ALL by yukitan Farrjones for W&Y

Skin: [KA] SKINS GS -Lilly- Sunkissed/Brown Eyebrows/Make up 03 by Kira Ahn for KA designs

Dress: Skin Flicks Ruffiella Dress/Top White by Mavis McGettigan for Skin Flicks *

Nails: [ Love Soul ] Posing nail*Oval-Natural* by BlueStarRUI Villota for Love Soul

Necklace and earrings: Silq’waggi Circe by ThomasD Felisimo for Silk & Satyr (one of a kind for 2009 Jewelry Fair—proceeds went to Oxfam)

Shoes: ~*{TBC}*~ Rocking Horse Shoes – White by Morrigan Denimore for The Black Canary *

Gothic Geisha

Two looks in SL that are much liked because they have elements of fantasy and otherworldliness are goth and Japanese kimonos.

Gothic Geisha

Morrigan Denimore mixes them up with this spectacular kimono. When he first passed “The Old Soul” to me, I asked him if he was trying to tell me something (because right before this one he had passed me “The Frigid Belle”). I love Morrigan’s work because he is always trying something new and something different. His work is very gothic in the most Japanese gothic lolita sense—he has the aristocrat dandy down to a tee. So this is a homage to the culture from which the lolita comes.

Gothic Geisha

When I was putting together this look, I struggled to find the right footwear and sent an SOS out to the fashion bloggers group. Stacia Villota piped up and reminded me that footwear are sometimes called geta and then she IM’d me with recommendations. Her blog is a treasure trove of such information. You can check out her list of SL kimono stores (and sigh at her beautiful photos).

Finally, I want to give kudos to elsa Liebknicht for this hauntingly lovely goth skin. She has the skin tone just right—not too white and with a very subtle glow. I am not sure how she pulls this off, but she does make it look almost luminescent. The eyes are dark but not bruised. The lips are the same. It is a vey great skin for gothic dress up.

Gothic Geisha

What are the dark thoughts of the geisha?

Hair: Annie May Hair II – Shadow by Starley Thereian for Celestial Studios

Skin: !RT…Annalisa…Asphyxia by elsa Liebknecht for Rotten Toe

Kimono: ~*{TBC}*~ The Old Soul by Morrigan Denimore for The Black Canary *

Geta: *pop feel Rin*Geta set by miku Shan for *pop feel*

P.S. Today is my rez day. Three years! Woot!

Vampire

“I’m betting on Alice.”
~Stephanie Meyer, Twilight

Vampire

I have been reading the Twilight books and watching “True Blood” this summer. This means I know an inordinate amount about vampires—more than I ever thought I wanted to know. It’s useful information. It is certain to protect me in the eventuality that I meet a vampire.

For example, vampires CAN go out in the sun. However, they do not want to be seen in the sun because their pale skin shimmers beautifully in the sun, which makes them prone to being spotted. That’s why they prefer to live in locales like Washington State. (Don’t ask me about those fools down in Bon Temps.)

Vampire

Vampires are also extremely beautiful. That’s why the new Gothic skins from Tuli got my attention. Even though I work for RFyre, I am not always Goth (which is made evident in this blog). I honestly don’t care for a white white skin. However Tuli has aced the skin tone here, making it more pearly than white with a tinge of blush and contour so the face looks pale and shimmering, rather than dead white or clownish. She has also fashioned the eye make-up and lips so it is sophisticated rather than extreme.

Vampire

This sophisticated skin needs a dress of the same level, so I chose Nicky Ree’s Exotic Alexis in Black—a sleek dress with one of Nicky’s characteristically beautiful trains.

I adorned the ensemble with a jewelry set from BastChild Lotus. BastChild makes jewelry for the Lapointe and BastChild group, some of it specifically Gothic. It turns out, I discovered in my extensive reading and watching, that vampires are not affected by crosses. Therefore, this long necklace with its graceful pendant is an ironic nod by this vampire to those myths.

Vampire

I completed the outfit with shoes from Morrigan Denimore. Morrigan is taking over SL with his terrific gothic, Lolita, androgynous designs. I will be showing more in the future, but these pumps are ideal for this outfit. With their lace vamp, steel heels and sweet bows at the back, they suit the wardrobe of a vampire out looking for fun.. or dinner…

Vampire

How “going out for dinner” takes on new meaning:

Hair: ETD Loraine 2 – Black by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elika Tiramisu Designs (ETD)

Eyes: Pulse-Avanti Eyes/Chagall by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Skin: []::Tuli::[] HOPE gothic :: 02 by Tuli Asturias for TULI

Dress: *DNR* Exotic Alexis Collection Black by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree

Necklace and Earrings: BastChild Nocturne Decadence Silver Rouge Necklace and Earrings by BastChild Lotus for Lapointe & BastChild Designs

Shoes: ~*{TBC}*~ Harajuku Streetwalker by Morrigan Denimore for ~*{ The Black Canary }*~