Dark Sister

I don’t have a blood sister but I have several soul sisters—Eshi, Raven, and now Syngen. And deep in my heart I have a dark sister.

Dark Sister

Her ways are quiet but strong. This dress from Vixn Dagger is a perfect choice for her. With its rich brocade and laced decolletage, my dark sister is both contained and sexy. With its romantic and slightly Victorian air, this dress is ideal for a gothic look or a vampire. Vixn has really improved her work as her business has grown—she once just did eyes, which I find hard to imagine anymore because she has such a wide variety of darker and sexy looks for men and women both. (She’s also a mensch, but that is beside the point.)

Dark Sister

My skin is from Sachi Vixen, who generously made this set exclusively for the Fantasy Faire, which benefits the American Cancer Society 100%. I layered on the Dark Fae makeup to make our dark sister even darker. I love the blue eyeshadow and made it pop with Ikon Innovia’s blue eyes. (If you go to Fantasy Faire, remember all the good stuff about keeping lag down—draw distance down, etc. They have a lot going on there.)

I show with a shape from Sophia Rossen, who has been fashioning great shapes for avatars around the grid. This shape was not meant to be worn with this skin but it fills it out perfectly (which is what makes a good shape). She is not too frowny nor too thin and not too squinty or alien shaped. In fact, I think she has a rather fine buxom figure.

Dark Sister

A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite. ~ Elizabeth Fishel

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * BREATH 2 * /black by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:.*

Skin: Adam n Eve Skins – Astrelle Fae Special with Adam n Eve Skins – Astrelle Full Face Tattoo – Dark Fae by sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve, sold at the Fantasy Faire, benefiting Relay for Life *

Shape: Sophistishapes – ANNABEL bodyshape by Sophia Rossen for Sophistishapes *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: Vengeful Threads  – Gothic Romance Dress by Vixn Dagger for Vengeful Threads

My Darkest Days

“It was then, staring into the shadows, that my eyes first became dark.” –Darkness-enshrouded Shadows, Bitter (Random quote generated by The Goth Quote Random Generator.)

My Darkest Days

I don’t do the dark look very often. I don’t hang out in dark sims (except RFyre, which is actually less dark than one might imagine–Raven is about the most cheerful “Goth” you can ever meet). This gothic Lolita dress from Setsuna Hirano caught my interest, however. I just loved the silhouette, the rich textures and well.. the idea of it. I could feel the stiff crinolines under the skirt, feel the stiff constraint of the heavy brocade fabric, the pinch of the buttons closing the jacket over all the laces underneath.

My Darkest Days

My skin is a new one from sachi Vixen, who is riding the Twilight bandwagon. She sells separately a line of makeups that can overlay the skin, one of which I show here. This pale white skin is perfect for my dark mood. My moody fringed-bangs hair is from Truth Hawks (who knew he could pull off Goth?) and my boots are wonderful bowed standards from LeeZu Baxter and Enktan Gully.

My Darkest Days

“Why is my soul so exquisite with night? And why do I no longer care?” –Hilda and Prudence Boynton, Master of the Unliving Eyes

Hair: >TRUTH< Adele (Upper) – raven by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Adam n Eve Skins – Goth-Vampire – Rosalie Crimson with Adam n Eve Eye Tattoo Claw by sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Dress: EXiA Doll style Jacket dress Black by Setsuna Hirano for EXiA

Boots: .*Courtisane*. La Vivien /Blacks by Enktan Gully and LeeZu Baxter for .*Courtisane*. *

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 }*~