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Witching Genre
Previously posted @ Another World.

This is a great week to shop if you like all things dark.  Between this week’s The Witching Hour and this month’s Genre, you’ll be all set.  The theme for Genre is “The Dark Arts.”

I absolutely love this snake necklace from Goth1c0.  It’s in their gacha at The Witching Hour.  The necklaces are rares and there are gorgeous snake bracelets to grab as well.  You can preview everything here.

Witching

This gorgeous dress is by Squishy Fluff for Genre.  I just love the St. Peter’s crosses and the pentacle print.  The darkness inspired me to return to Bentham Forest for a visit.  It’s just as gorgeously dark as ever.

Credits:
Skin: -Glam Affair – Sia Artic tone – 05
Brows:  .ARISE. Mana Eyebrows Dark
Teeth: A Netherworld – Prim Vampire Teeth
Hair: *Dura* Christmas G-gift  2014 (Black)
Eyes: Ephemeral Neko – Shadow Cat Mesh Eyes (Moonglow)
Necklace: Goth1c0: Seth Necklace Red RARE (at The Witching Hour)
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
Dress: Squishy Fluff – Harlot tunic dress (at Genre)
Pose by Label Motion for The Dressing Room Fusion
Location: Bentham Forest

Genre: Dark Summoner
Previously posted @ Prim Dolls.

Welcome to my Playground

Genre‘s theme is the Dark Arts this round, and the inspiration covers a lot of ground – from traditional practices of Tarot and Demonology to popular fiction. It also gave me a chance to get in touch with shadow!Deo, who lurks in the places least seen and comes out… well, best to leave those considerations unspoken. My face is made up of a combination of things; layered underneath is the base tattoo from Spyralle, meant to go with a variety of forehead decorations – foreheads were popular this month! It’s a webwork design you’ll see more of in future posts, but I liked the effect of the lacy edges under my mask, an incredible creation from Eclectica. It’s formed and textured like leather, ridged and edged very realistically with simple, smooth curling horns coming from the temples. I love the texturing on this in particular, from the gleam of the eyes to how each section captures the light. It looks sharp and wild, yet still retains it’s mask-like quality, which I really appreciate. My jewelry is also from Eclectica, but isn’t a release at Genre, and after this round of Genre is over, the mask will join the rest of Eclectica‘s creations at her store.

Baphomet is my Pal

My dress is from Wimey, and manages to somehow be both adorable and menacing – a Wimey special, in my experience. I am a sucker for outfits with snakes on them, and this one does not disappoint – with a python lovingly hugging waist and breast both. The snake part is textured with a dappled metallic effect, like beaten metal, while the corset top and skirt both have the heavy, thick quality of leather. I particularly like the embossed pattern on the bodice and how the bottom v of the bodice is more heavily creased, as if the wearer has sat a lot in it. The effect is a wearable garment, even though it’s all leather. I added on some flash nails from Vengeful Threads, a field of red trees on a black background – certainly appropriate for the overall look and very slick. My shoes, in contrast, look like they were decoupaged from old Tarot cards – a fun and misty effect from Sense-able Fashions. The shoe shape itself is simple, a perfect base for the overlaying of brightly colored cards to really be shown at their best.

Step on Nails

The final touch to my demonic fashion is a curse from BluPrintz – swirling flames which can be connected by a series of particles to form stars of different numbers of points – from three to twelve. The options for colors are immense – there is a way to change both colors of the flames as well as the color of the links; I went with a dull, bloody red for the star, and left the points as bright orange and red flames. In addition to flames swirling behind, there is a second set included which swirls around the body perpendicular to it – rather like the magical effects of anime, or what happened last week when I summoned that… oh, well… nevermind. It’s not important.It’s definitely critical to make it to Genre before …whatever happened last week catches up with us, though – remember, salt and circles, and try to make sure what you summon isn’t on the same side of the barrier as you are.

Strike a Pose, and a Henchman

( More pictures here. )

Credits:

Skin: Izzie’s, Irene
Sparkles: Folly, Rainbow Sheen
Hair: Wasabi Pills, Reptilia
Ears: .:Soul:., High Elf
Eyes: .:Soul:., RooMee
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Lips: Pink Fuel, Metallic Lipsticks
Face: Spyralle, Spell Catcher (Genre)
Mask: Eclectica, Baphomet Mask (Genre)
Wings: Remarkable Oblivion, Eternity Wings
Hands: SLink, Rigged Mesh Hands
Nails: Vengeful Threads, Touch of Evil (Genre)
Jewelry: Eclectica, Gothic Pearls Set
Outfit: Wimey, Nagini Dress (Genre)
Curse: BluPrintz, The Burning Curse (Genre)
Shoes: Sense-able Fashions, Tarot Pumps (Genre)

Pose: Grafica

Location: oporuto
Light Settings: TOR, NIGHT Dark came over
Water Settings: Pond

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping

“Dark Arts” Genre event
Previously posted @ Michele Hyacinth’s Weblog.

I couldn’t resist sharing yet another wonderful creation from uber talented friend Tiffy Vella of Eclectica.  Here’s Tiffy’s Baphomet Mask (in black) just in time for Mardi Gras.  Get yours at February’s “Dark Arts” Genre event .  For more information, check out the Genre blog here.  

evening visitor – ft. items from Genre: Post Apoc
Previously posted @ mielette.

FP Post apoc

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Faster Pussycat Female Strapped Apoc (@ Genre: Post Apoc November)
#adored – heartbreaker shadows – green (@ Genre: Post Apoc November)
NOX. Damnation [Teal] (@ Genre: Post Apoc November)
-Belleza- Venus V 0.01
Anachron – Cataclysm Boots Rust (@ Genre: Post Apoc November)
ATIA‘s Always Lashes – Tintable
Bliensen + MaiTai – Wastelands – Bottle Cap Necklace (@ Genre: Post Apoc November)
Moon{Hair}. Before I Sleep

- Figurative - Wasteland Refuge Trailer (@ Genre: Post Apoc November)


Genre: Surprise Party
Previously posted @ Prim Dolls.

Hips Don't Lie

I’m squeezing in one last Genre post – this time doing my best to show off some of the decorative items which are available through the end of today. My outfit – this confection of balloons somehow attached to my body, is from DeviousMind and is a great deal of fun! It comes with a ton of appliers for different bodies – L.inc, Belleza Venus, and Lolas Tango – some textured pieces to cover the critical pieces, and different versions of the bustle as well as particle ribbons for the hand which kick in when one moves. It’s enormous fun for a burlesque outfit or similar style event, which is what inspired me to pull out the Bliensen + MaiTai party cake, which is set up for a dancer hopping out of it and performing for the crowd! It comes with two hiding locations, plus several “pop out of the cake” events (singing, clapping), and several more dances. It also delivers accessories for each appropriate step, like a microphone for singing to the crowd, and even a cake top hat! I’m definitely keeping this in my inventory for someone’s surprise party, or even as a club crowd pleaser.

Catching the Last Rays of Light

Once I got started, I couldn’t help but fill in the rest of the room. First I pulled out banners and star lights from Spyralle, all of them brightly decorated with Spyralle‘s signature bright patterns. They are editable, with the banners flexi on large boxes which means they can be resized to fit different areas of the house and made either fullbright or not. I absolutely adore the colors and brightness they bring to the party! In one corner I set up a table with party accessories in red and green from Bauwerk. This is one of my first times interacting with their creations, and they really are lovely. The accessories can all be mixed and matched as you wish, and I love the random combination of the cups and letters spelling out “Happy Birthday.”

Dinner is Awesome

This set could also work well for Christmas, being the proper hues, and it’s all copy-ok, meaning you can fill a wall with chairs to park the pizza on, like I did. The pizza is from Lost Junction, and is nicely textured. It includes full pies and single pieces on plates, which I was able to set down here and there as if this were a snapshot in the middle of a party. They also put out a gift of pizza slice nails for everyone who nibbles when nervous! And finally, tucked off to one side I placed a sideboard from Frogstar, all set up for sending invitations and wrapping gifts. This would be a charming addition to any living room, indicating one is the type of householder who is always at the ready – I particularly liked the touch of blackboard squares to write the contents of drawers on, and may end up stealing that idea for offline drawers.

Ready for any Party

Upstairs, I set up the perfect little nest for a little girl. Hanging overhead is a lovely runner of cloth from Paper Moon, available with and without tassels and including simple wooden beams for hanging from ceilings. Under it I placed this gorgeous trundle bed from Noctis, it’s blankets and pillows texture-change between four colors which can be mixed and matched. It’s also available with the trundle pulled out or pushed in, and there’s a lovely set of accessories to be fitted on top and into the built-in shelving. This is perfect for a guest room, or even the bed in a loft. Finally, tucked between the bed and the window I put a lovely children’s tea set from Distorted Dreams, the tablecloth a lovely mix of blues. The tea set can come either attached or not, and there is an additional tea cup for drinking as one feeds ones teddy bears the best imaginary tea! There’s less than twenty-four hours left before the Genre Celebration ends, but I hope you have a chance to swing by and pick up what catches your eyes – be it the perfect party outfit, or some fun furniture for entertaining.

Little Girl Sized Celebration

( More pictures here. )

Credits: 

Skin: Izzie’s, Irene
Sparkles: Folly, Rainbow Sheen
Hair: KOY, Mathilda
Ears: .:Soul:., High Elf
Eyes: .:Soul:., RooMee
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Wings: Deviance, Sidhe
Pet: RunAway, Dickbutt (Free Gift)
Jewelry: Sax Shepherd Designs, Fairy Rings Jewelry (Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Hands: SLink, Rigged Mesh Hands
Nails: A:S:S, Super Glitter
Outfit: DeviousMind, A Little Party (Genre)
Shoes: Sax Shepherd Designs, Fairy Rings Stilettos (Fantasy Gacha Carnival)

Main Room:
Animations, Accessories & Cake: Bliensen + MaiTai, Surprise Surprise (Genre)
Banners: Spyralle, Simple Banner Lines & Star Party Lights (Genre)
Table and Party Accessories: Bauwerk, Bleached Country  (Genre)
Pizza: Lost Junction, Pizza Day (Genre)
Sideboard: Frogstar, Invitation Station (Genre)

Upstairs Bedroom:
Hanging: Paper moon, Hanging Kain (Genre)
Table and Stools: Distorted Dreams, Tea Time (Genre)
Bed: Noctis, Minnervas Trundle Daybed & Accessories (Genre)

Location: Charlie’s House
Light Settings: TOR, SUNSET – Bangkok

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping

Genre: It’s Like Magic
Previously posted @ Prim Dolls.

Entirely Too Much Glee

Genre’s theme is celebration, and it definitely offers up a lot to celebrate about! My fun party dress, with layers of skirt I particularly appreciate, is from Anachron and comes in a wide variety of colors and decorative additions. I love the multiple colors woven into the skirts, the delicate rope belt, and the way Anachron used materials to add texture into some of the levels – you can see it along the rim of the green skirt, catching the light beautifully. It moves very well, folding up in soft curves when my leg goes up and adapting well to wider stances that can sometimes bring heartache to skirt wearers. I also like that the bodice line isn’t straight  the angles up to either side set this apart from many other sleeveless gowns of a similar silhouette, as does the symbols woven into the center panel and flanked by darker bands textured very much like leather. I’m also wearing a very sweet, golden ring from Oddfish Studios on my right hand – I didn’t get the best shot of it, but it’s a lovely bit of glitter that has an accompanying pose for couples, letting them gaze lovingly into each others eyes. I love the shape of the ring, scroll edges supporting a single stone and with the words “Love that moves the Sun and other stars” along the band. It’s absolutely lovely.

Rocky Landing

My final bit from Genre for this look is my top hat from BluPrintz and the HUD which comes with it is so incredibly detailed it blows me away! It lets you tint every part of the hat separately into any color you want – yes, any color; all of them. It has a veil (not shown) and comes in clean and tattered versions. If you want a top hat, this is the hat to buy! The shape is lovely as well, with a tapered edge and the cutest, thinnest brim. I am beyond thrilled with it and how I was able to easily fit it to my hair – something not always easy with hats! My final note is about my adorable shoes from The Little Bat, the freebie that accompanies today’s look. They were a midnight mania, which has now been shifted out for a cute platform in orange, and she has new midnight manias regularly, often including some very nice shoes – one of the harder things to find for freebie hunters. Definitely swing by and check out what’s on offer – and maybe pick up an outfit or two while you’re there!

Why Yes, My Gate is Fine

( More pictures here. )

Credits: 

Skin: Izzie’s, Irene
Sparkles: Folly, Rainbow Sheen
Hair: Asset, Cyber
Hat: BluPrintz, Lacy Top Hat (Genre)
Ears: .:Soul:., High Elf
Eyes: .:Soul:., RooMee
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Eyeshadow: Elymode, Brown & Green
Lipstick: Mock, Bella Vetro Gloss
Wings: Deviance, Sidhe
Jewelry: Eclectica, Nightblooms
Body, Hands and Feet: SLink, Rigged Mesh Body, Hands and Feet
Nails: Nine Inch Nails, Deco
Ring: Oddfish Studios, Gold Celebration Ring (Genre)
Outfit: Anachron, Jump Party Dress (Genre)
Shoes: The Little Bat, Polly SLink Heels (Midnight Mania)

Pose: !bang

Location: Otium
Light Settings: TOR, MIDDAY Londonisk
Water Settings: Mirror Water

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping

Genre: Rhapsody in Blue
Previously posted @ Prim Dolls.

Glissando

This month’s Genre is Celebratory, a Third Anniversary Party filled with shine and glamor and edged on all sides with a pretty ribbon of silly. As events go, it’s one of the longer ones and inspires a cavalcade of unusual clothing and accessories. That sheer variety is on display all over this month’s event – clothing crossing several ages, accessories for many different types of avatars, and some wonderful celebratory items to decorate homes and accentuate parties. Nowhere is this more obvious than this dress from Blue Blood, a fluffy confection that combines an elegant Mandarin collar with puffed lantern sleeves and bodice reminiscent of Fifties’ cocktail dresses. It transitions smoothly into the wide, ruffled skirt, and the combination of the catch along the collar and the dividing line down the center of the dress adds interest. It comes with a fatpack of colors divided into light and dark, twelve options in all, and each of them combine two tones of color – a brighter, shiny half, and a slightly dull, leatheresque half. Clever use of materials adds to the sense of texture and shine on the dress, making the tentacles seem embossed into the surface as well as making each half seem like a different type of surface. In addition to my eternal favorite, tentacles, there is also a skyline version of the dress which you can see me wearing in my DDR post.

Reverse Modulation

Goth1c0 also blessed us with colorful fatpacks, offering up a wide variety of textures on these charming zippered heels with the platform base. Unlike a lot of fatpacks, where the different textures are color variations on a theme, these boots include this fun, blue embossed pattern, animal print, a fun spiderweb, and even some skulls and crossed bones – ten options in all – and four metal colors. The shapes of the openings are wonderfully fun, each zipper hanging free off to the side. I love the silver detailing along the base and the pipe-shaped heel with it’s cute, rounded center. One of the things I love about the SLink high feet is that they offer up options for cut-out, boot style heels that show off the smooth foot beneath. The style of shoe also let me show off my fantastic nails to good effect – another Genre offering, this time from Sense-able Fashion. I chose one of the puzzle nails, an interlocking pattern of blues which seemed made for this overall look. There are two other sets, all of them brightly colored and fun, a valuable way to bring your celebrations all the way to your fingertips. And just in case you want to celebrate down to your marrow, The Stringer Mausoleum made an amazing set of starburst eyes in a variety of shades – each one eerie and pale, and yet somehow compelling. There is a wearable demo in gray in addition to the purchasable colors, and each comes with such incredible options – petite eyes, mesh eyes, legacy eyes, and a system layer – that even the pickiest eyeophile would be pleased.

Ritornello

( More pictures here. )

Credits:

Skin: Izzie’s, Irene
Sparkles: Folly, Rainbow Sheen
Hair: Alice Project, Blue Jeans
Ears: .:Soul:., High Elf
Eyes: The Stringer Mausoleum, Celebration Eyes (Genre)
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Eyeshadow: Elymode, Blue and Sky
Lipstick: Senzafine, Sirene Lipstick
Wings: Deviance, Sidhe
Hands & Feet: SLink, Rigged Mesh Hands & Feet
Nails: Sense-able Fashions, Puzzle it Out (Genre)
Outfit: Blue Blood, Lynn – Tentacles (Genre)
Shoes: Goth1c0, Dark Call (Genre)

Pose: Grafica

Location: Square pegs in round holes
Light Settings: TOR, NIGHT Flyer
Water Settings: Mirror Water

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping

Genre – Celebration Round
Previously posted @ The Fashionable Heart.

Genre is set to open! This round’s theme is Celebration. I’m kicking it off with this super-sexy sheath dress from Annex. Works perfectly with Lara body and is lovely on its own! The dress is available in this gorgeous pink, as well as a bright blue, black and red.

Style Details:
Dress: The Annex – Sheath Dress – Pink – Coming soon for Genre
Blazer: Emery Lennox Over Shoulders Blazer Eden at Collabor88
Necklace: Ariskea [Scarlett] Heart Necklace [Silver red] – Coming for The Liaison Collaborative 1/15
Glasses: Ariskea [ Hipsty ] Glasses [ Miss Grey ] – Coming for Project LImited (with limited availability!)
Shoes: fri. – Cora.Heels (Nude) at Collabor88
Skin: [theSkinnery] Blair – Bare face(toffee) – at The Season’s Story (Winter Edition)
Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V2.1
Hair: pr!tty – Kalel – {Short} – at The Season’s Story (Winter Edition)


Genre: A Queen in Egypt
Previously posted @ Prim Dolls.

Sunshine on the Obelisk

Genre is in the ancient world, and Egypt is one of the oldest. Once again I’m mixing up Roman and Egyptian styles – the collar style jewelry and cosmetics are Egyptian in influence, while the gown is revealingly Roman inspired, rope trimmed and tied low at the hips. Its named Vestal for the followers of Vesta, the keepers of sacred fire, and some of the most powerful women in Rome. Their simple robes are re-imagined here as a comfortable, loose gown of draped cloth that is actually in two pieces – meaning one may mix and match top and bottom robes if one wishes. Created by Les Encantades, these gowns are well-rigged and smooth while still following the bend of my knees. I particularly appreciate that the fabric is lined inside, which means tricky shots from the side still can look good. The drape in back is gorgeous – the folds of cloth layering over each other and around a much slimmer body in a sexy yet still subdued manner. I particularly appreciated that I was able to have it fall between the folds of my wings; so often I have to handwave fabric in my back-shots, but in this case the fabric fell perfectly around the roots of my wings making for a lovely look.

Rounded Angles

My accessories are the more Egyptian end of things, though in both cases more inspired by than directly copying. The eyeshadow and liner layer separately and are created by Oddfish to suit male and female avatars alike. The colors – a range of blues and greens – fit with a bunch of the different patterns of liner and smoothly with the eyebrows – also included. There are a wide variety, from simple to complex. I chose a deep teal to go with the jewelry from Muse – a set with a lot of variety, including a collar style necklace, jewels down the brow, a large nose-ring with a chain to the earring, earrings in addition, and wide arm bands. I love the delicacy of the chain work, from the layers of linked rounds around the neck, to the more ornate spirals on the armbands. The variation of stone is nice as well; instead of focusing on a single stone, it’s a mix of different shades of teal and cyan and different shapes of stone, like diamonds and teardrops. They’re truly some beautiful pieces which can work well with a historically inspired outfit like this one, or with more modern dress.

In My Eyes

( More pictures here. )

Credits: 

Skin: Izzie’s, Irene
Sparkles: Folly, Rainbow Sheen
Hair: Discord Designs, Deoridhe
Ears: .:Soul:., High Elf
Eyes: .:Soul:., RooMee
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Eyeshadow: Paloma Snow, Egyptian Eyeshadow and Eyeliner (Genre)
Lipstick: Mock, Bella Vetro Gloss
Wings: Deviance, Sidhe
Hands: SLink, Rigged Mesh Hands
Nails: ZOZ, Love Polish
Jewelry: Muse, Ma’at-ka’Ra Set (Genre)
Belly Ring: Earthstones, Chakra
Outfit: Les Encantades, The Vestals (Genre)

Pose: Exposeur

Location: Temple of Ithis (Adult)
Light Settings: Phototools, Dream Book Light 03

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping

Dear Darlin’ – On a Lark/Sweet Poison at Secret Affair and Genre and Candy Cyanide at The Fantasy Room
Previously posted @ Chic Le Freak.

Sabel dress from Candy Cyanide comprising the dress and the bodice insert

The extremely well made and detailed Collector Boxes are the joint effort from On a Lark and Sweet Poison for Secret Affair.  There are four Commons (Candle Maker, Torturer, Herbalist and All Purpose) and one Rare (Scribe).  You can also buy closed versions of these boxes

Another collaboration in the form of the Renzo Bracer.  Available in brown or black they are, again, very well made and a must have for your RP wardrobe.

SKIN
Shada Latte 2 ([Banned], WowMeh, Phat Azz, Ghetto Booty, Lola Tango, Physique Slink Hands and Feet Appliers) *

HAIR *
SHAPE
Custom
EYES
Ikon – Promise *

LASHES
*GA* – Mesh Lashes Mysteria *
MESH ASS
[Banned] – Fitmesh Ass
MESH HANDS AND FEET

MESH BOOBS