Hair Fair 2016 – To Dance with Familiars

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One of my favorite things is to take fantasy elements and try to make them work for my ethnic looks. I get saddened when I see written content, blatantly stating that certain genres of characters should only be of certain body types and skin tones. I will admit, that before coming an official blogger for the Medieval & Fantasy Grid Crier group, my styles fell in 3 categories. Modern, Bumble Bee/Panda or Drow. When I was a drow, I was often the dark ashen skin colour. My Bumble Bee and Panda Girl looks were always with my regular dark toned skin. I will admit that I would go ethnically asian every once in a while. There was one skin maker in particular that I enjoyed, so would get her stuff for kicks every once in a while. I don’t tend to like looking at the traditional geisha looks on dark skin, that does seem really odd to me. I will wear other asian inspired clothing as I normally am though.

This is just random blabbery, for no particular reason. I haven’t been bashed or anything.

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I took these shots at one of my favorite places in second life. It’s called The Outer Garden, and they just completed a reworking of 2 of their garden levels. So I decided to go exploring.  I fell in love with this one little area off the main track, and decided to do a mini, on location shoot for today’s post.

Adoness is at Hair Fair this year, with 3 new styles. I chose to show you my favorite of the selections, which made me feel all warrior woman. It is a mixed mesh style, with the braid being rigged, but the upper part of the hair being modifiable, which is super nice if you like wearing mesh heads. I just used the default shaved hairbase in the hud of my Catwa head, and tinted it to make sense with the hair.

A portion of all hairs sold at Hair Fair go to Wigs for Kids, so even if you don’t pick up this Adoness style, it is worth it to take a browse of the whole event.

Credits

Hair – Adoness – Astrild in Midnight – *NEW* Charity Hair @ Hair Fair 2016
Mesh Head – Catwa – Nicki Head
Mesh Body – Slink – Physique Body
Skin Appliers – Lumae – Eirtae Skin in Tone 10 Carob/Bare Makeup
Eye Appliers – the Skinnery – Past WLRP Item/Not Currently Available
Mesh Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Appliers – La Boheme – Mehndi Flowers Gold Nails
Tattoo Appliers – Endless Pain Tattoos – Moth 2 Tattoo – *NEW* @ Boys of Summer
Dress – [EvelineInTheBox] – Emilia Broccade Dress – *NEW* @ Medieval Fantasy Fair
Circlet – Deviance – Erulisse Circlet in Light Blue – Common Gacha Item
Cuffs – Plastik – Absole Shield Cuffs w/Hud – *NEW* @ N21

Poses by Eternal Dream – Tallulah Pose Pack
Location- The Outer Garden

This post features an items from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

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Monday Eyeful – DemonAngel Eyes by CNZ

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This week on Monday Eyeful, I have a full pack of spooky eyes for you all to play with.

These were up for grabs, for this past weekend’s round of Sixty Linden Weekend. I am not sure how long they will continue to be in the store for that price, I just checked, and it is still set at the sale price.

These are called Demon or Angel, depending on the darkness or lightness of the texture.

They are priced L$60 for the full pack(not sure what the regular price will be). System and Mesh versions are included in the pack.

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Plastik is in The Gacha Garden this month. The offering this rime around is a series of circlets, with a rare crown, rare earrings, and rare necklace. The rares are hud driven, offering many options to choose from for the gems and metals.

Credits

Hair 1 – The Stringer Mausoleum – Together Apart in Night
Hair 2 – The Stringer Mausoleum – Helmet Head in Night
Hairbase – Amacci – Hairbase Tattoo 1 in Black Coal
Skin – Lumae – Adore Skin in Varda Tone/Death Becomes Her Makeup – SL Free & Offers Group Gift
Eyes – CNZ – Demon Eyes in Red – L$60 Deal (Limited Time Offer)
Lashes – Chemistry – Long Eyelashes
Crown – Plastik – Azunite Royal Crown – Rare Gacha Prize @ The Gacha Garden
Earrings – Plastik – Azunite Earrings – Rare Gacha Prize @ The Gacha Garden
Collar – PoshTale – Cequi Collar w/Colourchange Hud – Part of a Dress Outfit

Pose by Kirin

This post features an items from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

Monday Eyeful – Realistic Eyes by Angelica

***Update – Fantasy Cream has been extended for a week. It no longer ends on Sept. 30th. Enjoy the Extended Shopping!***

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On this week’s Monday Eyeful, I slipped on down to The Dressing Room, as soon as I saw these eyes. In my everyday, I normally have more unnatural eyes, but I do have a need for realistic ones from time to time, and these ones look beautiful.

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I was getting multiple eyes in one pack, rather than just a single.

They are priced L$70 for a pack of 5. You get the whole strip going down. System and Mesh versions are included in each pack.

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Additionally, I am wearing the new outfit from Jinx’s Fantasy line, called Hosten Fae, which is a new exclusive for Fantasy Cream. The event ends on Spet. 30th, so hurry on quick and pop in. There is a little hunt going on as well, and you can pick up a very cute leaf typer, which matches this outfit.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Yakumi in Rusty
Skin – Stix – Odine Skin in Golden Tone/Nude Makeup – *NEW* Fantasy Tones @ Mainstore
Eyes – Angelica – Realistic Eyes in Brown – *NEW* @ The Dressing Room Fusion
Lashes – Lumae – Normal Eyelashes
Outfit(includes Makeup, Tattoo and Wings) – Jinx – Hosten Fae – *NEW* @ Fantasy Cream until Sept. 30th

Pose by Mien

Monday Eyeful – Misery Eyes by La Petite Morte

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On this week’s Monday Eyeful, I bring you some misery! Haha, more like Voshie Paine, the owner of La Petite Morte, is bringing it to you.

These are L$75 per pair. System and Mesh versions are included in each pack. There is an additional set of tears makeup, in each pack, which I am not wearing in my shot today.

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Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Twisted Siren in Night
Hairbase – Amacci – Hairbase Tattoo 2 in Black Coal
Skin – Pink Fuel – Morgana Skin in Apricot Tone/Makeup 2 – *NEW* Common Gacha Prize @ The Arcade
Eyes – La Petite Morte – Misery Eyes 3
Lashes – Ploom – Lashes 6
Dress – Poet’s Heart – Morrigan Dress in Darkness w/Colourchange Hud
Forehead Adornment – Lumae – Leda Bright Moon Headchain in Silver
Earrings – Alienbear – Babyblue Moonstone & Diamond Earrings
Necklace – !Musa! – Eyeball Necklace in Silver – *NEW* @ We ❤ Roleplay

Pose by Kirin

Monday Eyeful – Trypophobia Eyes by SongBird

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On this week’s Monday Eyeful, I am showing you these wonderfully vivid eyes from Songbird.  Now, these are in a gacha, but there are only 4 colour variations. So you can play a few times, hope to get the colour you want, or you could end up getting the rare, which is all the colours.

These are Mesh only. It is only L$50 per play, so not that much to have something new to play with.

~SongBird~ Trypophobia Eyes Gacha

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Yakumi in Night
Skin – Fallen Gods Inc. – Psychic Supernova Gamma Skin
Eyes – SongBird – Trypophobia in Blue – L$50 per play Gacha @ Mainstore
Lashes 1 – La Sylphide – N/A
Lashes 2 – Lumae – Eyelashes Longer
Makeup 1(Eyeshadow) – Elymode – Starshine in Red/Black
Makeup 2(Lips) – Pin Me Down – Tili in Black
Collar – Plastik – Adraste Collar in Noir
Pauldrons – Plastik – Atheyna Guards in Noir

Pose by Kirin

Monday Eyeful – Eruda Eyes by Paper Moon

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On this week’s Monday Eyeful, I am showing you some new eyes from Paper Moon, which are currently at Genre. Genre is Anime themed this month, and these colourful glazed eyes are up for grabs. Get them while they are discounted, not sure if they will be going up in price after the event. Most things do.

Eruda Eyes includes 6 colors per pack and mesh and system versions, 4 colour packs available, 100L each.

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This round of Genre ends June 11th.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Blossom Maiden in Darknight
Hairbase – Amacci – Hairbase Tattoo 2 in Black Coal
Shape – Skumtomte – Sirap Shape
Skin – RazzaNova – Stripped Skin Oshin in Milky Tone
Eyes – Paper Moon – Eruda Eyes in Vivid Light Purple – *NEW* @ Genre
Lashes – Lumae – Eyelashes Normal
Kimono – Vengeful Threads – Midnight Sakura Kimono – *NEW* @ Genre

Pose by Kirin

Designer Spotlight – Whatz

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Whatz is a store that pleasantly surprised me recently. While I do buy from the label, often times it is for the staple fantasy/roleplay pieces that they carry. I go, pick up something either black or red, sometimes green if they have it, and go home. I often use the corsets I purchase(that seems to be the thing I get there the most) for vendor ads.

Well . . . I picked up this dress. It has all sorts of stuff going on, and I love it. I don’t normally wear brown, or have things with lace on them, or even cute little flowers for that matter. This was such a riotous mess that I could not resist!

You can wear it with or without the sleeves, they are separate from the dress. The dress goes to your ankles, so you can wear a nice pair of ankle boots, and have them peak out.

I hope to see more items in this creative vein, at the store.

If you have never been to Whatz, it is time to visit.

***Added Note – Some of the Store ads are NSFW(Not Safe for Work)***

Whatz – Inworld Store
Whatz – SL Marketplace
Whatz – Flickr

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Horror Haute’s theme this month is Voodoo. The skin I am wearing is from Stargazer Creations, and is aptly named Voodoo Doll. It is actually part of a bigger pack, which also has hair and eyes. The “stitching” on the skin sort of looks like lace me, which suited the dress.

I am also wearing polish from Koffin Nails, which is also at this round of Horror Haute. Due to the angle and shine, I chose to include the vendor ad, so you can see them better. They come with the little pins, haha, too cute.

Dark Passions - Koffin Nails - Voodoo Pinned Nails - Slink AD

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Conch in Chocolate – Item @ World Goth Fair
Hairbase – Amacci – Hairbase Tattoo 2 in Natural Brown
Skin – Stargazer Creations – Voodoo Doll – *NEW* @ Horror Haute
Eyes – Real Eyes – Dragon of the 1st Order – Limited Edition
Lashes – Lumae – Longer Eyelashes
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Appliers – Koffin Nails – Voodoo Pinned Nails *NEW* @ Horror Haute
Dress – Whatz – Celia in Brown
Jewelry Set – Lazuri – Classic Pearls Set w/colourchange hud

Poses by Kirin

Location – Pandemonium

Designer Spotlight – Poet’s Heart

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Poet’s Heart is a very unique shop, with each piece shining with creativity. Items are always carried in many colours, and the styling tends to be more on the fantasy side of things.

The gown I am wearing is Sister Nightfall, with the colour called Envy. There is a whole series of colours, 7 to be exact. The gown has a sweeping back, going all the way down to the base of your back, allowing for back dangling necklaces as well as back tattoos to be shown to all their glory.

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The matching Headpiece is sold separately, but comes with a colour change hud, which allows for a more unique customization. The headpiece has Horns, Flower Circlet and the Back Decor bits. I am not wearing the flower circlet here.

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I took a shot with no windlight, so you could see some of the detailing a bit better.

If you have never been to Poet’s Heart, it is time to visit.

Poet’s Heart – Inworld Store
Poet’s Heart – SL Marketplace
Poet’s Heart – Store Site

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Together Apart in Night
Hairbase – [PXL] – Razored Tattoo 2
Skin – Flounce – Amelia Skin in Ivory Tone/Water Swamp Makeup
Eyes – SongBird – Dark Fae Eyes w/Colourchange Hud
Lashes – Lumae – Longer Lashes
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nails – Senzafine – Virgin Huntress Polish – Promo @ We Love Roleplay
Gown – Poet’s Heart – Sister Nightfall in Envy
Headpiece – Poet’s Heart – Sister Nightfall Headpiece w/colourchange hud
Jewelry Set – Lassitude & Ennui – Macabre Set in Silver/Black

Poses by Black Tulip*NEW* @ World Goth Fair

Location – Dandelion DayDreams Factory
Windlight – [TOR] HORROR – Dullard

I think I just ate the Groom

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Disoriented, she crawls out of a damp, dark place.

With her mind still foggy, she tries to make sense of what is going on. She knows it is night, she has a glimmer of recognition as to where she is.

Why exactly she is in the cemetery, laying under the church no less, she has no clue.

She looks down upon herself, noticing the absurd amount of blood on her hands. What has she been doing? She checks over herself, and notices that her clothing is pristine. Not a drop of blood anywhere. While the colours might not suit her tastes(who wears black anyway?), at least she isn’t injured and mucky.

She hears footsteps near the path.

“Hello . . .HELLO! Would you be so kind as to tell me what is going on around here?”

She hears the footsteps scurrying faster.

Out of the shadows they call, “The Mayor’s son has disappeared, his wife-to-be was murdered, they think. They were to be married a few mornings ago, she never arrived. They found a mess at her home, and her parents brutally murdered. I don’t think this is the time, nor the type of night to be out late, my dear, best be going home, while you still can. Weird happenings are always close to this town, the not so Sleepy Hallow.”

The Footsteps sound faster, then go faintly into the night.

She looks at herself again. While the colour seems off, her clothing and adornments do suggest a more formal affair. A familiar sent wafts up from the dried muck on her hands.

She decides to get answers, and starts to weave through the tombstones. She trips over something, lands heavily to the ground, and comes face to face with what is left of a man. Or she things it was a man, given the suit he is wearing.

Most of his neck is savagely torn apart, not leaving much flesh, with the spinal cord glistening in the moonlight. The same scent from her hands assails her, from the dark stain pooling beneath the wound.

Something clicks in her head, and the memories flood in.

“Well, I guess Mama was right after all. I was to lead the life of a spinster, forever alone. She was so surprised about the proposal, when it finally came. Well, I guess it was not meant to be, I think I just ate the Groom.”

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“Oh, I have something on my face? Was it over here, did I get it?”

Vampire Chronicles is a new, rather unknown event, that actually ends tomorrow. If you are in need of a few new things, for all your dark, undeadly dealings, please stop on by while you have the chance. Also, keep a watch out for the next round of the event.

Fantasy Gacha Carnival starts it’s new round in a few days, May 12th to be exact. I am so very excited, this rounds themes were mostly right up my alley, so you will be seeing lots on the blog, in the next little while.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Morning Hunt in Deep Drink
Hairbase – Amacci – Hairbase Tattoo V2 in Black Coal
Skin – Tuli – Neve in Tone 0
Eyes – Adoness – Lucus Eyes in Devil
Lashes – Lumae – Longer Eyelashes
Makeup(Bloody Mouth) – Songbird – Messy Eater Absolutely Starving – Item @ Vampire Chronicles
Hands – Slink – Gesture Pose
Nail Appliers – By Snow – Zombie Nails
Bloody Hands – SongBird – There will be Blood – Item @ Vampire Chronicles
Dress – Plastik – Kilian Gown in Goroa/Black Belt – *NEW* @ The Dark Style Fair
Veil – The Annex – Death Becomes Her Headdress in Red – *NEW* Rare Gacha Prize @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival(Opening May 12th)
Facial Piercings – Arise – Line Piercing in Black – *New* @ Fi*Fridays
Earrings – Random Matter – Aridius Earrings in Black Metal/Black Gem – *NEW* Common Gacha Prize @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival(Opening May 12th)
Neck Adornment – no.7 – Wings Couture II with Colourchange Hud – *NEW* @ The Instruments

Pose 1 by !bang
Pose 2 by Marukin

Location – Sleepy Hallow
Windlight – Phototools Moon Light 03

Junkyard Queen

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Chop Shop has just released another unique series of eyes. The set is called Bitter, and I am wearing the red version today. There is suppose to be a story behind the eyes, but I have yet to figure it out. Had too many late nigh, much like tonight, and am a bit braindead.

If you would like to see more of the options for the eyes, please click the following direct link to the Ad on Flickr.

Credits

Shape – Belissima – Paty Shape
Hair – Adoness – Freya in Pitch Black
Skin – PixyStix – Leviosa in Drow Tone/Nude Makeup
Eyes – Chop Shop – Bitter Eyes in Red – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Lashes – Lumae – Normal Eyelashes
Mask – Body Factory – Hell Mask in Red – *NEW* @ The Fantasy Room
Earring – Yumyums – Atlantian Goddess Earring in Silver – Gacha Item @ Mainstore
Collar – BrokenStyle – Slave Collar in Black
Top – Plastik – Amryana Corset in Duo

Pose by Marukin