Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I Doo Voodoo...

It's a perfectly dark, and mysterious lifestyle to fit perfectly into the Horror Haute event theme, although this isn't always the case and there can be lighter forms of voodoo too...
I mean OK I don't know a lot about Voodoo - other than what Disney's Princess and the Frog, and the Godsmack Voodoo song tell me, which to be frank isn't all that much LOL - but there is such a wealth of information on the internet - some of it more reliable than others - I guess I should do some research before launching into the ramble about Horror Haute's theme this month huh?!
Apparently - and it's lesson time with Rudh lol - Voodoo comes in 4 slightly different forms depending on your location, but it seems that one which is most well known would be the Louisana Voodoo...  It's the one I have associated my Horror Haute stylings with, its the one in which it is believed that Voodoo Dolls originated and as it is Louisiana the swamp vibe I have going on totally fits...
End of lesson for today... Let's talk about HORROR HAUTE MAY!!!
I took a little break to relax in my tree in the swamp whilst I was working on the Voodoo me and thought wow this would work for what I wanted in a photo...
My voodoo look was made up of a layering of skin from [Stargazer Creations], with tattoos from [Gauze], a face and neck tattoo laid over the top from Ama and then a smearing of red lipstick too...
The rest of my outfit and props are items for the Horror Haute this month... The dress and pin jewellery that I am wearing is from Brick-A-Brack, and the props - including the flag, staff and skulls are all releases from Lilith's Den. I'm even smoking a Facepalm Cigar that I stole from the Son of Samdedi!!!
I have my doll out ready though, so who shall I play with for a while, whilst I sort out my next look... OH HELLBONE!?!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Magika - Friday
Skin: [Stargazer Creations] - Plagued Skin (Past Horror Haute Release)
Black Eye Make-Up: Gothica - Lost Souls Face Tattoo
Eyes: Laudanum Lollipops - Death's Stare (Past Horror Haute Release)
Face Tattoo: Ama - Twisted Soul Eater in Turquoise
Lipstick: [Stargazer Creations]  - Lip Set in Red Pentagram 3
Dress & Pins: Brick-A-Brack - Voodoo Doll (Available Now for Horror Haute May)
Tattoo: [Gauze] - Idra Tattoo in Cauldron
Bracelets: tapi - Hammered Blanc Cuff
Cigar: Facepalm - Cigar (Included in the Son of Samdedi Outfit) (Available Now for Horror Haute May)
Pose: Signature Pose - The Von Schnitzel Series 2
Flag, Staff & Skulls: Lilith's Den - Voodoo (Veve, Staff and Skull Stands) (Available Now for Horror Haute May)
Doll: No Longer Available!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Working the YumYums Night Shift...

Sometimes I put on an outfit and think that I am going to do one thing, but then I end up wandering down a completely different path.
This was one of those times... I was sent an item from one of the awesome stores that I blog for and suddenly an anime character was forming in my head... I think it was the HUGE bow... I covered myself in blood, and fully intended to do something horrorifying...
Yet I ended up taking a part time job in the store where the shirt came from LOL...
OK so not really but this picture did make me feel a bit like the new girl coming to take over the night shift... I'm not so sure that the kitty behind the desk likes my bloody anime girl look, but I am loving this...
The HUGE bow shirt - called Bows Before Bros - is a release from yumyums for IDK this month... It comes in a huge range of bow colours and is perfect to rock that sailor moon style outfit! I accessorised that with a gorgeous pair of SilentSparrow Luna Antlers... The pretty butterflies adding something extra and the tiny BOOM Precious Bow Choker... 
But that was where the pretty stopped... I had - for some totally unexplainable reason other than my mind is WEIRD - wandered down a slightly darker path with the look than I intended... I wore dark make-up, a splattering of blood which even covered my white Czarny Kanarek mini skirt. 
Still the show must go on... One quick close-up snapshot for my employee of the month photo and voila... The Night Shift has started hehe... 

What is she wearing;
Antlers: SilentSparrow - Luna Antlers in Natural (Past Event Release) 
Hair: Magika - The Wish
Skin: Glam Affair - Lauren in America 07 (Past Collabor88 Item) 
Make-Up: Corvus - "Gone Mad" Face Tattoo 
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard - Valentine Eyes 
Blood: Ama - Blood Splatter 
Nose Piercing: DirtyStories - Heart Nose Piercing (Past Suicide Dollz Item) 
Lip Piercing: Cute Poison - Wounded Piercing 
Choker: BOOM - Precious Bow Choker/Collar 
Top: yumyums - Bows Before Bro's Tee in Saturn (Available Now at IDK)
Necklace: ANE - Bony Heart Necklace in Silver Ruby Heart (Past Event Release) 
Skirt: Czarny Kanarek - Serial Killer Micro Mini Skirt 
Pose: Signature Pose - Lizz 5 
Close-Up Pose: Signature Pose - Ben 4 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Swinging through my dreams

This morning I feel like I am wandering through a dream... It feels like a very vivid dream but at the same time I don't feel like I am actually awake whilst doing the normal everyday things... It's such a strange feeling... I even tried to use my work key card - the thing I use to operate the doors in my work office - to try to check out of the bus!
So the photo that I have chosen to talk about - although I keep reading this OVER AND OVER because I forget what I am saying so fast lol - is one that kinda fits with the dreamy feeling that I have today... It's a totally different picture than I would normally make because it is very feminine, there's a lack of blood, no gore and I'm wearing pastels with floral print...
Thinking about it there must be something a little strange going on, I wonder, perhaps I have been possessed or something?!
Anyway, I would LOVE to be sitting right here right now in RL, just as much as in SL... Gazing at the clouds, surrounded by the pretty scent of cherry blossoms, watching the branches sway in a gentle breeze and every-so-often if the mood hit me I'd swing my legs to get the seat moving just a little... It sounds like a little slice of heaven, doesn't it? All I need now is a sexy - and perhaps dark - angel to push my swing, and maybe a cup of tea LOL... I am so Rock'N'Roll... LOL...
The swing itself is a pose prop from Signature Pose - called Spring's Swing - although it has been released at an event I've never heard of called Le Petit Faire... It includes a number of different poses, including some for couples, so I would be lucky if the hot Angel boy did appear, then he'd be able to push me at least LOL...
I'm wearing a variation on a dress that I have been wearing a lot recently too... The SAKIDE Bloom dress, is a variation on the Dip Dress that I wore in a recent post about bubbles hehe... I just felt really drawn to these dresses and have been wearing them so much recently, even though they are not my usual style!
All in all a very non-Rudhish but so pretty girlie photo... I LOVE IT, it's different, and it really fits the dreamlike mood I am in today LOL... Someone wake me up?

What is she wearing;
Hair: Truth - Sukie (Available Now at Uber)
Skin: Glam Affair - Lauren in America 07 (Past Collabor88 Item)
Nose Piercing: DirtyStories - Heart Nose Piercing (Past Suicide Dollz Item)
Lip Piercing: Cute Poison - Wounded Piercing
Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) - Finrod necklace in Fire Opal (Available Now at Cosmopolitan)
Dress: SAKIDE - Bloom Dress (Available Now at The Depraved Nation Thrift Shop)
Heels: Sky - Tenacity Ankle Shoes White (Past Event Release)
Pose: Signature Pose - Spring's Swing (Available Now at Le Petit Faire)

Do You Voodoo?

It's coming... Ever Closer... Can you hear it creeping it's way in? The dark magic is drawing closer and closer, and it's time that everyone made sure they are prepared for this month's dark power to take over and throw open it's doors to lure you into the mist and darkness...
Just one question for you... Do you Voodoo?
LOL, so overly dramatic am I sometimes... LOL really, I could win an oscar perhaps?! No?! Oh well it was worth a try...
Still the entire point for that overly dramatic and somewhat pitiful performance is that I wanted to let you know that HORROR HAUTE MAY IS ALMOST HERE!! I wanted to, as was decreed by the bosses of the event, and as we tried last month with LOTS of success, let you in on the secret which is that the theme of the upcoming round is VOODOO!! YAY!! There are so many awesome Voodooish things that you will NEED to check the event out!
Just as an F.Y.I however, the things in the photograph above are not available at Horror Haute but come from buried deep in my hoard... If you're like me you will be itching to get your hands on something new, so I will have to stop talking about it or I will make myself insane hehe... All I will say is check back in a few days, you never know what I might do when I voodoo!!

What is she wearing;
Headdress: Spyralle - Crown of the Bayou (Past Event Release)
Hair: Analog Dog - Wound Up in Paprika
Skin: Glam Affair - Lauren in America 07 (Past Collabor88 Item)
Arm Band: Yellow JesteR - VooDoo Right Armlet
Pose: Sparrowtree Studios - Princess 2
Doll: No Longer Available!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Fears of an Evil Dead Queen...

Fears about things can be controlling and all consuming at times, and I know that everyone has their own fears and ways of dealing with them, be they phobias - like I have with aliens - or be they those things that keep niggling at you in RL... Financial worries or worries about people... All of these things can affect your mood in so many ways... Right now I am worrying about the latter, trying not to let it affect me but still hoping that things remain as they are and should be... 
Luckily when I am feeling this way, the one thing that really helps me is putting together a look to reflect that mood... It helps me to channel all of my thoughts and feelings into something positive - you've no doubt seen photos when I've been totally empty and can tell when my mood becomes lighter again... This is one of those times when I feel pretty bleh... 
Can you tell?!
Of course it has nothing to do with the things featured in the photograph - I blog what I love and these things are no different - but the fact I'm not in a kawaii crazy mood does give the game away a little... I won't go into details but yea, at the moment things are a little bit tough!!
Still let's focus on the pretty, seeing as that is what makes me happy at times like this, and boy the things I have in this photo are VERY PRETTY!!
The starting point for this look was a new release from Lassitude & Ennui - for The Secret Affair this month - I was stuck to chose the metal tone that I wanted to use, it is just a gorgeous set! It comes in three tones - silver, gold or black - and includes not only the tiara, the short necklace and the nipple covers, but also a longer necklace too...
I wanted to keep the look simple, but decided that I needed something a little bit more to complete the somewhat dead queen look that I was going for... Thankfully I had the gorgeous Akasha Necklace from DirtyStories that would be perfect! 
Then as per usual, when I am going dead, I went to town on make up! I was already wearing Insufferable Dastard's Zombie Eyes, but then when I surrounded them with eye make-ups from Gothica - the black look - and PixyStix - the red liner, it looked more evil than I could have hoped for... YAY I was pleased... All I needed was a massive scar, thank you antielle, and the evil dead queen who represents my fears at the moment was complete!!! 

What is she wearing;
Hair: Truth - Neria
Skin: Glam Affair - Lauren in America 07 (Past Collabor88 Item)
Eye Shadow: Gothica - Lost Souls Face Tattoo (No Longer Available!)
Eye Liner: PixyStix - Red With Envy Makeup Layer Only 
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard - Zombie Eyes 
Mouth Scar: antielle - Kuchisake Onna (Past Event Release) 
Necklace: DirtyStories - Akasha Necklace in Silver (Past Suicide Dollz Release) 
Crown, Necklace & Nipples: lassitude & ennui - Foreboding Jewelry (Available Now at The Secret Affair)
Pose: Signature Pose - Lizz 5

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Asking the Spirits for Inspiration...

Today is the last day of The Witching Hour, and what a month for the event it has been...
I have to take a moment to step into the role of Blogger Manager here and share with you how proud I am of what the Blogging Team has become. Everyone works their butts off to bring some amazing looks, and everything within the event gets covered! If you have time, you should check out their photos - most of them can be found in The Witching Hour Flickr Pool - and enjoy the way that other people make the items work to fit their styles!
That would be one of the things I love about The Witching Hour. I am fully able to admit that not all of the items are things that I would normally play with, but for me one of the challenges is trying to make things work into the ideas I have in my head for photographs hehe... Keeps things fresh...
Sometimes it helps for me to commune with the spirits over what I want to do with certain items, but even that in itself can make for a very good photo!
While communing with the spirits about how to include the pretty Arched Shelf - this one decorated with roses and thorns - from DressME Designs, the picture just seemed to happen without me even trying. Helpful those spirits aren't they? These shelves are a available in a set of different designs, but come without the skull candle... That was my addition for the purposes of the sceance, which thankfully I was able to conduct without any problems hehe...
Maybe though it was because of the things that I chose to wear, maybe the ouiji board accessories helped keep the spirits giggling rather than making them angry... I wore an ALTAIR* Ouija Necklace in white, as well as a pair of matching shoes from Aftershok - that you can win yourself at this month's round of The Witching Hour!
These things looked SO CUTE with the brand new dresses that have come from dimma for the World Goth Fair - I still plan on talking a bit about that later hehe - but there are 5 different designs to choose from, I just loved the simplicity of the moons!
I leave you with one last, close-up look at the awesome shoes I chose to wear, and whisper to you that the spirits tell me there is still magic in the air... Something a little like old-school magic this way comes?!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Catwa - WokeUp
Skin: Glam Affair - Lauren in America 07 (Past Collabor88 Item)
Eyelids: SLINK - Mesh Eyelids Photo Prop
Face Wounds: Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup
Nose Piercing: DirtyStories - Heart Nose Piercing (Past Suicide Dollz Item)
Lip Piercing: Cute Poison - Wounded Piercing
Necklace: ALTAIR* - Ouija Necklace in White (Past Event Release)
Dress: * dimma * - Little Gothy Dress in Moons (Available Now at World Goth Fair)
Shoes: Aftershok - AZ Spirit Board in Coconut (Available Now at The Witching Hour)
Pose: Signature Pose - Von Schnitzel Series 3
Table: CONCRETE FLOWERS -  Ouija Table
Candles: *TEMPTii*  - PHANTOM CANDLES FULLPERM
Skull Candle: Bacwoods Mafia - Skull + candle.
Shelf: DressME Designs - Arched Shelf Rose and Thorns (Available Now at The Witching Hour)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Oooooh that's cold...

Ever have one of those days when all you want to do is run out of the office screaming "Lalala I can't hear you"?
I'm having one of those days today, and it may be because I can see the sun trying to break through the clouds outside and I know that I am stuck in here doing NOTHING... That's right NOTHING!! The amount of work I have to do at the moment means I can just sit and twiddle my thumbs - OR in the case of right now, I can sit and share some of my ramblings with you!
I think the outside has inspired me to choose this photo to post now... I'd like a lazy day on the beach... Chasing the surf - or maybe that should be surfers LOL - feeling the sand between my toes...
The outfit that I chose to wear was the reason for my trip to the beach this week... I was lucky the beach was secluded and private, thanks to my sister Solde allowing me to use the beach at her home. I can say I'm not sure it's the sort of thing that I would buy myself often, I don't tend to be a beach go-er in either life but this bodysuit and it's matching wrap called Adi Collector from Paper Moon, which you should go and grab too from We <3 RP this month, just draws the attention. I love that bohemian print in it's summery colours... Perfect beachwear if I ever saw it!
To go with it, well in my head it just seemed to match pretty perfectly anyway, I added this amazingly pretty collar from Zombie Suicide... I fell in love with it at the Dark Style Fair, I couldn´t resist!
I ran into the sea fully ready to relax and have a fun day at the beach, but DAMN it was SO cold... Well, scratch that idea... Anyone got any thermal undies?

What is she wearing;
Hair: Truth - Octavia
Skin: Glam Affair - Lauren in America 07 (Past Collabor88 Item)
Face Wounds: Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup
Nose Piercing: DirtyStories - Heart Nose Piercing (Past Suicide Dollz Item)
Collar: Zombie Suicide - Dark Collar (Past The Dark Style Fair 2 Release)
Body Suit & Wrap: Paper Moon - Adi Collector in Maillot & Wrap (Available Now at We <3 RP)
Pose: Signature Pose - Kinky Bunny 1 (Past Pose Me Amazing Item)