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LaVian & Co. @ ReVamped, Designer Circle, WoW Skins @ Bombshell, Color Me Project, New D-Style, Dark Passions @ Genre, GACHA and a Lucky Letter Gift!

Previously posted at Welcome to Aurora Town Zindra.

I am super bummed, I was so busy in RL this weekend, I didn’t have a chance to do a Blog Post at all.  What do we SL Resident’s always say, RL comes first.  Lilliana has been wearing her Outfit you’ll see Today for Days.  I was really excited about Blogging it.  The Look is Super Cool and I also found a great Photo Shoot Site.

I’m blogging Events like the new ReVamped, Designer Circle, Color Me Project and the newly, Genre named Bombshell!  Bombshell was previously known as Cleavage.  My Designers are LaVian & Co., StormCrow Designs, PoseMe, Truth, WoW Skins, Mayfly, Indulge Temptaion, D-Style, Le Coq D’or and Dark Passions.  One of my items is a GACHA Get and one is a Lucky Letter Board Gift

Lilliana’s super bad leather look is Lavian & Co.’s I Dont Like it, I Love It.  The Outfit includes both Leather Jacket and Pants.  There is a HUD which changes the colors of the Jacket, Jacket Sleeves and Pants independently of each other.  The entire Set is one of Lavian & Co.’s  Exclusives for the new ReVamped Event.  Lilliana’s Heels are StormCrow Designs mega cute Dolly Heels.  Lilliana is wearing the Black, the Dolly Heels also come in Red, Brown and Purple.  The Dolly Heels are one of StormCrow Designs Exclusives from the Designer Circle!

Lilli’s Hair is Truth’s Neema!  Neema has the Bow Headband attached.  Lilli uses the Black & Whites Pack HUD, the Hairband has it’s own HUD. Lilli’s Skin is .::WoW Skins::. New 2016 Delia.  Delia is available Exclusive at BombShell!  Lilli wears the Golden Skin Tone, but you can pick up Delia at Bombshell in any of .::WoW Skins::. Skin Tones.  If you like Lilli’s Eyes Today, you can get them for Free!  Lilli’s Mayfly Liquid Light Eyes in Espresso, are a current VIP Lucky Letter Board Gift.  Just join the Mayfly Group, it’s Free and wait for you Letter to appear, touch the Board and the Mayfly Eyes are yours! 

Next I want to talk Accessories and Color Me Project.  I have two Designer Exclusives from Color Me Project.  Lil’s Earrings are Indulge Temptation Summer Rain Earrings.  !IT’s! Summer Rain Earrings include a HUD with 10 Metals and 8 Pearl Colors.  If you like GACHA’sLe Coq D’or’s Exclusive for Color Me Project is the Love is in the Air GACHA  with all kinds of lovely accessory Prizes. Lil is wearing Le Coq D’or’s Love is in the Air Ring in Scarlet.  I Love Lil’s Necklace, it’s a New Release from D-Style.  the Necklace is D-Style’s Dark Medalion comes with a HUD to change the Cameo into 10 different Textures, and the Beads have 6 different Textures!

Ms. Corleone’s Nail Polish is by my new Sponsor!  The Nail Polish is Dark Passions Koffin Nails “Werk” The Spotlight Fat Pack SLink HUD. The HUD includes 5 Nail Polish Colors, you can get  Dark Passions Koffin Nails “Werk” The Spotlight Set in a SLink, Belleza, Maitreya or Omega HUD, and this is one of Dark Passions Exclusives for the present Genre Round.  Ms. C’s Poses are all from PoseMe’s Jody Sets.  There are two Sets of PoseMe’s Jody.  The first Set has Poses 1-5 and the second 6-10.  I had these Sets in My inventory and liked them, so used them Today! I couldn’t find an actual in-world store for PoseMe, but did find a MarketPlace.  The actual Jody Sets were not on the MarketPlace, but there are lots of other really nice Pose Sets:)

In honor of getting ready for the new season of Walking Dead, 14 Day till the premier.  Total Walking Dead Fan Here!  My Photos were taken on the Outbreak SIM, reminds me very much of Walking Dead.  If you’d like to Visit Outbreak go .:HERE:.

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OUTFIT:  Lavian & Co. I Dont Like it, I Love It Bag w.HUD,
Includes Jacket and Pants
Exclusive for ReVamped Event (NEW)

SHOES:  StormCrow Designs Dolly Heels in Black,
Exclusive for Designer Circle (NEW)

FEET:  SLink AvEnhance Feet Female High v2.3

POSE:  PoseMe Jody Pose Set 1, Pose #1 (NEW)

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POSE:  PoseMe Jody Pose Set 1, Pose #2 (NEW)

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POSE:  PoseMe Jody Pose Set 1, Pose #3 (NEW)

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POSE:  PoseMe Jody Pose Set 1, Pose #4 (NEW)

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POSE:  PoseMe Jody Pose Set 1, Pose #5 (NEW)

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HAIR:  Truth Neema from  Black & Whites Pack,
Hairband attached w.HUD (NEW)

SKIN:  .::WoW Skins::. 2016 Delia in Golden Skin Tone,
Exclusive for BombShell Event (NEW)

APPLIERS:  .::WoW Skins::. Golden Skin Tone, Maitreya
and SLink Hands/Feet Skin @  BombShell Event (NEW)

SHAPE:  WoW Skins Anais 2016 Shape (NEW)

BODY:  Maitreya Lara v3.4 (NEW)

EYES:  Mayfly Liquid Light Eyes in Espresso,
Exclusive VIP Lucky Letter Board Gift (FREE)

EYELASHES:   *Mon Cheri* “Falsies” Mesh Alpha
Lashes w.HUD Pack 1 (NEW)

EARRINGS:  Indulge Temptation Summer Rain Earrings w.HUD,
Exclusive for Color Me Project (NEW)

NECKLACE:  D-Style Dark Medalion w.HUD (NEW)

RING:  Le Coq D’or Love is in the Air Ring in Scarlet
Gacha Prize for Color Me Project (NEW)

NAIL POLISH:  Dark Passions Koffin Nails “Werk” The Spotlight
Fat Pack SLink HUD, Exclusive for Genre Round (NEW)

RING:  JCNY ‘Greatest Love, Engraving Edition,
worn Combo Engagement and Wedding Rings (NEW)

HANDS:  SLink AvEnhance Hands Elegant Left and Casual Right v2.3

POSE:  PoseMe Jody Pose Set 2, Pose #6 (NEW)

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(WoW Skins Delia, Mayfly Liquid Light Eyes, Mon Cheri Falsies Eyelashes,
Le Coq D’or Love is in the Air Ring in Scarlet, JCNY Greatest Love Ring,
and Dark Passions Koffin Nails “Werk” The Spotlight Nail Polish)

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POSE:  PoseMe Jody Pose Set 2, Pose #8 (NEW)

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Glamazons at Genre

Previously posted at Rudh’s Random Ramblings.

When I was at university in the UK, one of my close friends was a woman called Jude. She was a mature student, but one that loved to come out dancing with us and boy she could party hard. I have some very fond memories of times we went out, and a recent shopping event brought one in particular right back into my mind. We went to a gay bar for her Birthday – it was a regular haunt for us when she was coming out – and they had a quiz night hosted by the most flamboyant drag queen I’ve ever seen in the flesh – because I love watching Ru Paul on TV and no one beats Ru Paul LOL…
The reason that I bring this up in a rambling is because fairly recently I was sent a dress from adoness, that was designed for the newest round of Genre and the them of Drag Queens…

Never will you see a round of a shopping event with so much over-the-topness and glitter as this month’s round of Genre… The Drag Queen theme has allowed designers to go overboard on both colour and glitteriness and it made me smile! I HAD to dress up in one of the gorgeous outfits – the Glitter Queen Outfits include a dress and hat – from adoness and head out to live like a Queen hehe…
Sinners Burlesque club is the perfect place to do that, it’s decadent, and glamouous, the perfect place for a Drag Queen to take up residence…
In fact to play us out today I am going to leave you with something fun and silly, a song from Ru Paul – the ultimate Queen – and one of my favourite dance around the house to clean by songs… Glamazon!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Exile – Cozy Winter Nights in Red
Skin: Glam Affair – Luna Skin in Asia
Necklace: Spellbound – Crystal Choker (Available until January 30th at Wayward Winter)
Outift (Including Hair Accessory): adoness – Glitter Queen in Rainbow (Available until February 10th at GENRE)
Boots: Essenz – Montana in Black (Available until January 31st at The Seasons Story)
Pose: Image Essentials – Playmate 5m

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Little Llama – 20Twenty & Genre

Previously posted at Ticklemetummy.

Little Llama is participating in both 20Twenty and Genre for January and has some totally fun items on offer.  First for 20Twenty comes the Block Lamp set.  The set features block lamps in seven different colours/shapes and have built in light script that allows you to easily touch to turn them on or off.  Perfect for mix and match fun, I may never remove these from my wall.  And for Genre comes the For the Queens set.  The set features lips sofa with 6 poses, decorative frames with fun sayings and lipstick prop.

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Previously posted at S & T Culture Couture.

Collar By PFC~ – Freedom – top collar only ] find it at We <3 Role-Play [

Bracelet By .:Angel of Metal:. – Bullet Bracelet ] Body Mod 2014 Exclusive [  
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Face piercings By SwaggedOut :: – Rebel [SILVER] ] Body Mod 2014 Exclusive [   
( Find it at The Body Modification Expo come in Black – Gold – Silver ~*New Release*~ ~*Mesh*~   

Tattoo By SwaggedOut ::  – Deviance

Horns By Sinful Needs – Mesh Horns, Howling Man ] find it at Genre- The Twilight Zone [

Skin By Sinful Needs – Genre: Twilight Zone, Howling Man ] find it at Genre- The Twilight Zone [
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Hairbase  By { Speakeasy } – Davin Hairbase Black ] Find it at GEN-Neutral Event [ ~*New Release*~
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Hair By booN – GAS760 hair black

Pants By [ZE] Men – Conquerer Pants [ part of the Conqueror Outfit ]

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Hucci @ Genre

Previously posted at {K}iss {K}iss.

The current round of Genre is coming to a close this week. If you have not visited this event, don’t wait another minute! This month’s theme is urban and Hucci had a sexy jumpsuit that clings to every curve! The Tabas Jumpsuit is a great piece worn alone, but can also be layered under vest, jackets and […]

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Fission Goes Urban @ Genre

Previously posted at {K}iss {K}iss.

Genre is underway and the theme this round is urban. Fission is taking part with some great mix and match fashions. Let’s have a look! The Fiona hoodie comes in standard mesh sizing, along with SLink fit (which I am wearing) and a fitted version. Four colors and sayings available. The Emma sweat pants are a drop-crotch pant available in standard mesh […]

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Genre: Olive Underworld

Previously posted at Prim Dolls.

Walking the Streets

Darkness walks the grid for a little while longer as Genre continues with the theme of Underworld. Deamons, death, darkness, and everything that goes bump in the night is represented, from Death herself to the accoutrements of terror. The Underworld is Greek in origin, but since the days of Athens it has been expanded into a variety of religions, worldviews, and fantasy realms. Genre’s Underworld covers the gamut, from traditional Greek dress to batwings and thorned horns and even the odd Japanese influence. I went more fantasy Christian, with the horns and batwings of a demon dressed up in a pretty frock.

The horns are courtesy of BlackPearl and curve out of my temples in a swirl of wires, bands, and metal leaves. I love the combination of natural and decorative, with triads of leaves all over the top and back, and long mental wires hanging down like branches and twigs. The crown is included – an inverted cross at the brow and hanging metal strings from brow to temples. In addition to the dark metallic texture, the entire headdress is materials ready and is cleverly applied so that it looks like metal gleaming through dark rust, catching the light in bits and pieces through a dark haze. My wings, on the other hand, are from Chimeric Fashions and have a matching horned mask I’m not showing here. The shape is a simple, wonderfully curved batwing accentuated with curls of olive. Each bone is left in shadow while the membrane thins to a dark olive brown. I especially appreciate how the curls leave gaps where the forearm bends down, and how each finger goes in a slightly different direction. I also was tickled when I realized the hue matched the browny-black of my headdress and the bulk of my Blue Blood dress with it’s green accents. Blue Blood has long been a favorite of mine, and I’m so glad to see her step fully into the world of articulated mesh. In this case, it’s a sleeveless, deep v-necked gown that beautifully mixes revealing with full. The folds and gathers at the waist are full and broad, meaning that it moves smoothly with my movements and looks natural even with wide stances. The fabric has a good heft to it as well, and fit my body perfectly. I also love the details, like the buttons at the bottom of the v-neck, and the grommets on the belt and collar. The fatpack is your purchase, so you get all of the colors along with a color changing HUD – offering eight riffs on this dress with the lapel, belt, and underskirt all changing color while the rest stays the same.

Under Construction

The demon is in the details, and for this look I went with a combination of eyes, cosmetics, and accessories for the succubus on the go. Eyes and lipstick both come from Senzafine, and have a fantastic pearly effect to them. I mismatched two of the six varieties and punched up the glow a little. One of the advantages to mesh eyes is that they can be paired hetero-chromatically, and I loved the idea of an off-color demon. The purple lip is shiny without being too obvious, the sort of glow one might get off of feeding from the life-force of the wicked before their inevitable descent into darkness. It stands out well over the striking Gauze base – also available with red highlights along the side for date-night. I wanted something simple but non-human, and this fit the bill perfectly. The final touch was this collar, stolen from the neck of Cerebus himself, and shared with the rest of us from Hate This. Being more of the brief than swanlike in the neck department, I often find collars a but of a trial to fit, but the narrow design of this one and the fact it is editable made resizing and placing a snap – and I only pricked my fingers a couple hundred times on the lethal-looking spikes! Unlike a lot of collars which pass on the verisimilitude for the extra-spikey, this collar not only has grommet detailing on the front, but the back has a perfectly rendered buckle, complete with slightly extended tongue and beveled collar end. I’m not normally a spikes kind of girl, but the delicate placement of the spikes, and the differences in length of spike around the collar, gives this a classy, polished feel.

Swing by Genre this week to pick up accessories to make your inner demon sharper and give her lips some of that pearly, soul-eating sheen!

Laughing as Rome Burns

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Skin: Izzie’s, Irene
Hair: Doe, Nikki
Horns: [BlackPearls], Isoderia Headjewel (Genre)
Ears: .:Soul:., High Elf
Earrings: Wicca’s Wardrobe, Dragon Earrings
Eyes: Senzafine, Tuonela Tytti Mesh Eyes (Genre)
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Cosmetics: Gauze, Monochrome Demon (Genre)
Lipstick: Senzafine, Tuonela Piika Lip Stain (Genre)
Collar: Hate This, Cerberus Collar (Genre)
Wings: Chimeric Fashions, Demon Dream Wings (Genre)
Body: SLink, Hands & Feet
Nails: Somnia, Drippy Black
Jewelry: .aisling., Handariel
Outfit: Blue Blood, Mistica (Genre)
Shoes: fri., Oakley Heels

Pose: Exposeur

Location: After the Fall
Light Settings: Urbania

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
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Genre: Bride of Hades

Previously posted at Prim Dolls.

Lost in a Strange Underworld

The story of Persephone is a troubling one for modern people. A girl, daughter of a god, is desired by her Uncle Hades, who claims her without pausing to ask for her consent. Her mother grieves, drying out the world and making it so that nothing can grow until her daughter is returned. Her plan eventually works, but not until Persephone has eaten some of the food for the dead – in many cases it’s implied Hades forced the food on her – and thus is doomed to the depths forever. A compromise is struck, though; for several months Persephone is with Hades based on the number of pomegranate seeds she’s eaten, and the rest of the time she comes back to the surface once more – her mother celebrating through an explosion of bounty.

Modern readers often argue that Persephone must have consented in some manner, and the story has even been retold as the secret plot of a girl wanting to escape her overbearing mother. As a story of desire, incest, and the helplessness of women in a world full of people with more power and influence, however, it is a compelling story of loss and compromise for Persephone herself. Robbed of any reasonable choice to determine her destiny, she leverages what power she can to make a life for herself torn between the power of mother, and uncle. Who knows what secrets she holds in order to keep some part of herself for herself in a world dominated by her own family. In the past there were vast cults of people dedicated to each god, and I wonder what the ones who embraced the hard choices of Persephone would whisper to each other in the dark.

Finding One's Own Way

Fallen Gods‘ approach to the Underworld for this Genre is to embrace the pomegranates of Persephone, transforming them into a gorgeous tattoo which begins on the face and curves down ones torso. There is a matching Hades tattoo for men, this time representing the jagged break in the ground he used to abduct her. Both have a lot of versions included; Persephone comes colored and not, and with outlines in a variety of shades appropriate for any skin tone, and Hades comes in five different colors, all of them intense. Covering most of me with modesty befitting Persephone is this hair and veil combination from Anachron. The hair comes either rigged or not – I chose the not-rigged version so that I could fit the hair to match my rounded skull. The hair and veil are both tintable via a HUD, and the latter can be matched to the Greek-style dress Anachron made to match.

I added in a gorgeous mermaid dress from Fission, though, in order to make my personification of Persephone a bit more modern. It comes in four colors, the fabric behind the black mesh shifting into each shade while the black remains consistent. I tinted the gray a rich gold in order to make it match up more effectively with the rest of my accessories, and the effect is striking! Fission also lines the inside of their skirts and rounds the edges of the gown nicely, and it’s well rigged despite the mermaid style being tricky around the knees. Finishing out my goldy dark look is a fantastic flowered halo from Souzou Eien. It’s well placed, with a large ring and lovely gems tucked into the hearts of each flower. The final detail from Genre is a ring and necklace pair from Bliensen + MaiTai which are actual blinking eyes. It’s startling the first few times you’re not paying attention and something moves at your neck – definitely a creepy final effect.

Light Steps on Hard Metal

Two final points that add a lot to this look – my Glamistry heels are one of their older releases, but they are an amazing combination of straps and chains which are placed with exacting detail and tie in to a band down the arch of the foot. I love them for how brief they are, and for the double layered platform which jogs in under the sole of the shoe. Like all Glamistry shoes they are recolorable via a HUD, and after the initial color is purchase the others can be added via the HUD for a lower price. All of the colors are available for mixing and matching as well, which makes these some of the most versatile shoes on the grid.

I also couldn’t do anything I do without the fantastic poses I buy from pose makers who are often under-appreciated. Grafica is one of my favorite stores, having a wide variety of styles and moods including a bunch of poses from both modern and historic dances. There are floating and leaping poses as well, which make picking what I’ll be doing in a given image really a treat! Make sure to check out Grafica when you’re looking for a way to move yourself into the best images and I’m sure you’ll be happy.

Depths of Tartarus

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Skin: Izzie’s, Irene
Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc, Persephone (Genre)
Hair: Anachron, Veiled Promise Hair (Genre)
Halo: Souzou Eien, Spangled Halo (Genre)
Ears: .:Soul:., High Elf
Eyes: .:Soul:., Roomee
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Lipstick 1: Adore & Abhor, Shreveport Lips
Lipstick 2: The Wicked Peach, Pleasure Lip Stain
Wings: Deviance, Sidhe
Body: SLink, Hands & Feet
Nails: A:S:S, Golden Thread
Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai, Underworld (Genre)
Bracelets: .aisling., Aphrodite
Outfit: Fission, Zoe Gown (Genre)
Shoes: Glamistry, Hyachinth Heels

Pose: Grafica

Location: The Dark Empire
Light Settings: Annan Adored Red Moments

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
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Genre: I Lava the 5th Dimension

Previously posted at Prim Dolls.

Born from Heat

It’s damnably difficult to find a volcano in Second Life! I spend a short while in the Amazon River area, but found the volcano there impossible to easily find; to be in this area one must wear a HUD which punishes you for camming to other areas, kills you if you follow rivers, and puts you in a cage if you take it off – all of which definitely impede any attempt to find a volcano three sims away! I ended up instead on Orwood Volcano, a Linden build which is complete with occasional events – spouts of flame into the sky, flying lava rocks – as well as the even glow of flowing lava. I love the Protected Land of the grid, all of them little frozen balls of art created ages ago by Linden employees. Sadly they didn’t continue their builds, updating them as the tech of Second Life improved, but they are often still lovely areas and good for photography, leaning heavily on legacy textures and Linden trees. Expect to be able to get a lot out of your windlights, and to have to angle sharply to avoid surrounding buildings – de-rezzing them can also work well.

A Dimension Per Finger

The Genre theme this time is the Fifth Dimension – literally items inspired by or drawn from The Twilight Zone. The colors are overwhelmingly black and white, with lots of stripes and swirls, and the occasional flash of red, like my Devlin skin and horns from Sinful Needs. The skin is available for both men and women, and the horns are sized for both. In addition to eyes and a shape not shown here, the skin comes with an omni-hud that covers a wide variety of body additions – check the demo to see if what you own are covered; the list is extensive! In addition to the usual shadows and tinting of a skin, Devlin also has a vein-tracing pattern over the arms and legs, as if the blood within has been corrupted in some manner. I rounded out my physicality with a variety of nails from Dark Passions, using SLink’s options of coloring nails independently to mix and match across my fingers. The images are all familiar, representations of moments in the Twilight Zone credits. The hypnosis wheel from those credits also shows up in my necklace from *[Eclat]*, hanging in gold, silver, and black settings to match with any style outfit.


My outfit has the same calling card – bands of black and white across a corseted short top, and a much simpler, layered black skirt. It’s Adoness, so it’s well cut and fitted with clean textures and substantial lining. The neckline is particularly interesting, with a sweetheart bodice worked into a keyhole opening that is wide on top, held together with only two thin cords. The bottom of the shirt hits just at the bottom curve of the ribs, leaving only a thin patch of skin between that and the wide-waisted skirt. I’m not usually a fan of this style of dress, but in this case the proportions are simply perfect and it fits extremely well. Despite my being a wider-than typical frame in Second Life, I can wear the medium without issue or having to put on a tinier shape – something greatly appreciated! I paired it with a tiny, black and white clutch from ((LovelyAlien)), a new-to-me store which makes a solid mesh. The band is asymmetrical but the clutch itself is rounded and soft – a fun combination of modern and traditional which works very well with the black and white scheme. The only color in my outfit, indeed, shows up in the eyes of my playful shoes from Goth1c0. The corset front matches the corset on my top, offering up a stylistic echo without being too matchy, and the eyes themselves offer up some brightness to balance out an otherwise very monochromatic look. They are solid and well textured, fitting perfectly over SLink high feet.

The Eyes Have It

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Skin: Sinful Needs, Miss Devlin (Genre)
Hair: Wasabi Pills, June
Horns: Sinful Needs, Ms Devlin (Genre)
Ears: .:Soul:., High Elf
Eyes: .:Soul:., Roomee
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Lipstick: .:Soul:., Pumpkin (Group Gift)
Wings: Deviance, Sidhe
Body: SLink, Hands & Feet
Clutch: ((LovelyAlien)), The Zone (Genre)
Nails: Dark Passons, The 5th Dimension (Genre)
Jewelry: *[Eclat]*, Hypnosis Wheel Necklace (Genre)
Lingerie: katat0nik, Gift Wrapped Set
Outfit: Adoness, Twilight (Genre)
Shoes: Goth1c0, Timeless High Heels (Genre)

Poses: Grafica

Location: Orwood Volcano
Light Settings: TOR, HORROR Castle vain
Water Settings: Second Plague

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
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Genre: The Rainbow Zone

Previously posted at Prim Dolls.

Image Description: Distance shot of a winged faerie sitting on the top of a stack of chairs with a ladder-perch of a crow in the foreground. The stack of chairs is on a checkerboard colored floor, and three paintings hand in front of a rainbow void to one side.

Any world can be created in Second Life, even a rainbow version of the Twilight Zone, and the furniture and sets available at Genre this month make creating your own land of improbable geometry both easy and fun. Personally, I started with an amazing chess-and-clocks base from Black Tulip, which is stuffed full of poses as well as personality. The combo of lines and curves make taking pictures from every angle a blast, and I adore the tip-toeing across the top edges of things in particular – it really makes it charming and fun. It comes in black and white but can be tinted to many colors and is easy to dress up if you want a less minimalist style. I’d love to see it with chess pieces in particular, or perhaps some giant clocks. The details I added were similarly surreal, though – 22769 ~ [bauwerk] has both a ladder to nowhere and a stack of chairs to nowhere in their offerings this Genre, and each have a ton of thoughtful, reflective, and silly poses.

Image Description: Mid-range shock of a winged faerie from behind; her hair is backwards on her head, and a mask, bubbles, and butterflies explode from where her face would be.

I love these props for their whimsy and improbability: from the startling balance of each chair which defy gravity, to the quiet crow lurking at the top of the ladder, they offer multiple ways to showcase emotion and magic within the world of Second Life. The poses offer up windows into different moods and characters – from the pensive leaner, to the depressed moper, to acrobatic heights. Speaking of windows into worlds – one wall has windows included in the Black Tulip set, and I added a second wall using three paintings from Paper Moon whose movement is sadly difficult to capture in static images. Within each the clouds move with frenetic activity, light and dark intermixing beautifully. They have invisible backs, but if you make a wall as I did, in the Twilight Zone, you can double-place them and  get the same view from both sides! The final touch is also the only bit of color on my set – a Jack in the Box from Eclectica which can be sat within so you can startle your friends! It doesn’t work quite as well when there is no ground, but the style and colors are such fun and I really wanted a spot of color besides the rainbow backdrop I created.

Image Description: On the left, a winged faerie leaning against a ladder, her wings reflecting rainbows. She's standing on a chessboard floor, paintings on the far end as if hanging on an invisible wall.

I wish I could say I went deliberately minimalist for my dress, but in truth I can only blame the designers for the combination of stark and extravagant. The only bit of color is on my head, an inverted hairstyle exploding with butterflies from The Stringer Mausoleum, and a good example of why I love her hair – they are so unique and inventive. The hair comes with the mask on it’s own for a simpler look as well, but I loved the effect of literally seeing out of the back of my own head. It’s dream logic in a single, striking effect. I carried that color through to the front on a lovely scarab necklace from Spyralle which is texture changeable in each of its component parts. I stuck to the blue and green ends of things, but there is also some lovely purple and you can mix and match carapace, jewels, and wings to match any outfit. I also have it on good authority that there are two other color sets recently released, so if you’re more of a hot mama than a cool customer, you can still score the scarab for you.

Image Description: Closeup on legs and shoes walking on the top edge of a window hanging in midair. A hand with blue fingernails is in the foreground, out of focus.

My dress is a very neutral counterpart to all of this color, but the texturing is exquisite and I really like it’s more unusual shape, with a very high neckline, simple back, and micro-mini. Drbc has made some canny decisions by not making the dress plunging in every direction – it adds a veneer of class and style to a dress which could have been more belt than dress in another designers hands. I’m not normally the micro-mini sort, but the fit of this is exquisite over my SLink body, and it also comes fitted for the basic mesh in a variety of sizes. I balanced tiny outfit with enormous wings in a similar color, so that the cream and brown could support all of that blue. These stained glass wings from Atomic Faery have an added appeal – from the right angles they reflect brilliant rainbows of color. I have no idea how it was done, but I dream of having a similar effect in a dress! My final touch were these simple and sweet shoes from Glamistry, which capture the dark gray lines of time on my dress while not covering too much skin. I love the options i have tinting these shoes, which allow for extensive mixing and matching and individual purchase of colors to add to their inventive HUDs.

Image Description: Midshot of a winged faerie wearing a tan dress with a spiral, clock-like pattern on it. A red and green jack-in-the-box is by her feet and she's leaning on a ladder.

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Skin: Izzie’s, Irene
Hair: The Stringer Mausoleum, Dreamsplosion (Genre)
Ears: .:Soul:., High Elf
Wings: Atomic Faery, Stained Glass Faery Wings
Body: SLink, Hands & Feet
Nails: A:S:S, Tiara
Jewelry: Spyralle, Scarab of Eternity (Genre)
Outfit: drbc, lil’ lottie – tick tock (Genre)
Anklet 1: BanananN, Bottles of Gwenc’hian
Anklet 2: Sax Shepherd Designs, Fairy Tale Tease
Shoes: Glamistry, Cynara Heels

Set: Black Tulip, No More Time (Genre)
Paintings: Paper Moon, Moving Photos (Genre)
Chairs: 22769 ~ [bauwerk], To the Moon and Beyond (Genre)
Ladder: 22769 ~ [bauwerk], Ladder to Oblivion (Genre)
Jack in the Box: Eclectica, ‘It’s a Good Life’ (Genre)

Pose: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] or Black Tulip

Location: My Platform
Light Settings: Places, Abracadabra 3

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping

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