Monday, January 26, 2015

Spoiling the Dark Master...

A Dark Master sits in the corner of the room, resting on his oversized leather and gold leafed throne, watching... His next victim walks across the silent room, heels clicking on the floor tiles, slow and uncertain as she draws nearer to the still as stone gentleman.
Nothing can make the eeriely motionless man move, even his breathing seems to have halted, and none of her usual tricks can wake him from this slumber.
There had to be a way, no man could resist the allure of a scantily clad woman...
I love this photo, and it was inspired by two things that are nothing to do with my look lol... At Christmas, Pinkie - of Signature Pose - sent out the gorgeous throne that you can see us posing all over. Now OK it was before Christmas, and it's a bit - or a lot - past that but there was no way that I could see myself posing like this with Santa! Something about my inner child stopped me, there was no way that was going to happen.
Then at the latest round of The Men's Department, a store called Mr.Poet, released the most amazing Napoleonic style overjacket with it's shirt, vest and cravate combo underneath... I pretty much fell in love with the set, just a shame I wasn't male LOL... I thought about people I knew, who would look good in it... ONE PERSON came to mind, and I wasn't let down!
One of my dearest friends, the original blue daemon, Mr Deanagelo Urqhart proved that he is not only a fantastic model, but that he looks very delicious whilst rocking that Dark Master look... I really enjoyed spending a good deal of time just perving hehe... Maybe it took longer than it normally would to get just the right photo, but I LOVE the results I got hehe...
Just as a side note by the way, I know people might be wondering why the heck I am scantily clad all over a man that isn't my hubby... Well let me tell you straight... I am a bit of a sluttipops LOL...
Nah just kidding... I couldn't stop myself laughing as I typed that out.
HellBone was standing nearby whilst Dean parked his avatar on the chair and let me get on with it LOL, he didn't even look at what I was getting up to so I hope these photos don't come as too much of a shock LOL...
There are a few reasons why he isn't with me, his position within the MC community is one he worries about, his credibility as a store owner and designer too, plus he really cannot sit still for very long.... Dean on the other hand parked his avatar butt and then handled other business... So thank you to both of these men, Dean for letting me use his body and Hell for not giving a shit LOL...

What are they wearing;
Updo Hair: Magika - Mint
Loose Hair: Argrace - Akane
Skin: Glam Affair - Lauren in America 07 (Past Collabor88 Item)
Eyelids: SLINK - Mesh Lids and Lashes
Face Wounds: (Under the Eyes) Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup, AND, (Cheek) Fallen Doll - WickedFaceScar
Nose Piercing: DirtyStories - Heart Nose Piercing (Past Suicide Dollz Item)
Neck Wound: Corvus - Double Neck Cut
Lingerie: [Etchaflesh] - Concubine Lingerie Set
Leg Tattoos: UtopiaH - Bowy Tights Tattoo in Black
Shoes: fri. - Cora Heels in Coal (Available Now for Collabor88)
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Sebastian Mesh Hair
Skin: VCD - Rafael Skin in Tone 1 Shaved
Makeup: ASTOMIN - Eyes MakeUp 001 (No Longer Available)
Shirt and Vest: Mr.Poet - Military Drape GreatCoat Set inBlack (Available now at The Men's Department)
Trousers & Shoes: DM DESIGN'S - Savyll Tuxedo in Black
Pose: Signature Pose - Santa's Throne

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Fairytale of The Gator Princess and The Pickle Knight

Back in December, my amazing Dutch big sister Rava got married to the wonderful Australian called Mick... HellBone refers to him as Sir Pickle, but that's a long story and one of Mick's own undoing LOL... 
I had been given the honour to be a part of the wedding in more than one way... Rava asked me to be her bridesmaid... A special job that not only included being there to support her, but also be the one to get drunk for her thus calming her nerves as she couldn't lol... She was - and still is as of today - heavily pregnant! 
I was also asked by the couple to be their official photographer! This did limit what I was able to do as a bridesmaid but it was such a HUGE honour! I will admit that it made me nervous, I spent the entire wedding shaking like a leaf, worried that I would miss out on one of those special and never to happen again moments! However, 250 photos and over a month later, and I was able to present the Bride and Groom with their photos... 
The ceremony was gorgeous - and I am not ashamed to admit that I am NOT at all interested in SL Weddings - but Rava and Mick are very much a RL couple with only the distance keeping them away. This for them was a ceremony that meant as much as a RL wedding would, and so being a part of it was brilliant. When they read their personal vows, oh my gosh I actually shed a tear! 
Nothing like the biker wedding that the majority of people were expecting, the only nod towards it being a biker wedding was the fact that the bride turned up driven by HellBone on the back of a bike, the rest was a magical fairytale of truly Disney Princess proportions. 
I don't want to go into any details about certain outfits... The Bride made her dress up from two totally different gowns, and still managed to keep her usual rock-chick, Goth girl style intact... 
The Bridesmaid - and Maid of Honour - dresses, however, I can talk about. I was allowed to help choosing these. It was settled that we would be dressed in gorgeous dresses from Rebel Hope called Meg, in a stunning ruby red colour that went perfectly with the settings. The accessories were personal choice, so I teamed mine with some pretty bows for jewellery and a loose messy bun... 
Just a quick look at some of the many photos that I took of their wedding. They were hard work and I stressed a little from beginning to end about things, but they turned out beautifully. Mick and Rava were happy, that makes me happy... 
Just I need a break now before I think about any more wedding photos LOL... 

What is she wearing;
Hair: Magika - Beans 
Skin: Glam Affair - Lauren in America 07 (Past Collabor88 Item) 
Face Wounds: (Under the Eyes) Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup 
Nose Piercing: DirtyStories - Heart Nose Piercing (Past Suicide Dollz Item) 
Choker: BOOM - Precious Bow Choker in Pitch 
Dress: Rebel Hope - Meg Mesh Gown in Red 
Rings: (Left) (Yummy) - Elemental Ring Set, AND, (Right) Olive - Binding Black Bow Ring (Past Event Freebie) 
Group Pose: Seil Xpression -  Wedding Our history captured in time

Saturday, January 24, 2015

"But you said to collect the Shells?"

Recently on Flickr I posted a photo that I had taken of a large group of rough looking "soldiers"... It was a group photo, a bit of a memory if you will, for a large group of people that are very close to our SL family, The Gators MC! Let me fill you in a little more clearly lol...
One of the things that happens with MCs - that's Motorcycle Clubs for those of you that think I'm rambling total rubbish by the way - is that alliances are made between different clubs. Basically meaning one family, not that family is the right term for all MCs but it is definitely the case for ours, will suddenly grow and find themselves surrounded by an extended family. Now, all aspects of MC life, no matter how serious these groups think they are, is that it is all about roleplay. Some, like us, spend their time goofing off - OK maybe that is JUST us - but some rp as if they are real and fight with others. Hence why, even though we never get involved with that kind of rubbish, we do have allies around us.
A few weeks ago now, the Gators were approached by one of these groups and asked to host a surprise leaving party for one of their members. The one leaving was Eugene... He is like an annoying little brother to me, so how could we say no. It was to be army themed, because he was going away to Bootcamp for a few months... So, I had another excuse to get dressed up!!!
I thought, knowing me, that I needed to make a joke out of this photo somehow LOL... SO in my head this crazy scenario played out while I was setting up the shot, in which TA Wylder - President of the Mad Dogs MC, the one that Eugene was part of - asked me to go collect the shells... He wasn't specific, and I'm a bit blonde LOL... Hence why, I went to the beach on a detour and collected a bucket of seashells, which if you're lucky you may also be able to buy ready collected from Cute Bytes!
The rest of the outfit was as in army style, and wearing camoflague, as I was going to get. Its not something I have in my hoard and not something that I really like, but this outfit including the arm warmers from Corvus, was good enough to make me smile!
I pulled my hair up into a lazy up-do, and then went to town on the accessories. Adding a used bullet casing earring from Remarkable Oblivion to one ear, and a military bullet leg strap from DIRTYLAND to one leg, with a finishing tought being a pair of over the knee socks from League and some Military Aviators boots from FLite! My look for the military was complete, and I really hope it wouldn't offend!
All that was left for our extended family, is to wish Eugene lots of luck at Bootcamp, and hope he comes home safely. What a rabble our extended family makes, not that I would name them all but this lot is a collection of Gators MC, Mad Dogs MC, Death Dealers MC and Broken Skull MC... We don't look like scary bikers, we're far too cute and cuddly looking huh?!

What is she wearing;
Hair: SpellBound - Sunday
Skin: Glam Affair - Lauren in America 07 (Past Collabor88 Item)
Face Wounds: (Under the Eyes) Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup, AND, (Cheek) Fallen Doll - WickedFaceScar
Nose Piercing: DirtyStories - Heart Nose Piercing (Past Suicide Dollz Item)
Earring: Remarkable Oblivion -  Arsenal in Gold
Outfit, including Arm Warmers: Corvus - Camo Strapped Outfit
Bucket: Cute Bytes - BeachBuket Shells in Dotted
Leg Strap: DIRTYLAND - MILITARY Leg Strap in Dark Green
Socks: League - Thermal Stockings in LGrey
Boots: FLite - Military Aviators Boots in Black
Pose: Signature Pose - Let it Snow 2 (Available Now at Pose Me Amazing)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Japanese Horror this way comes...

There's something coming... Drawing closer and closer as each minute passes... The wicked laughter taunting and making the hairs of their next victims stand on end, as the sounds of heavy objects are thrown around a locked room in the sky...
One of SL's darkest events is on it's way in... Horror Haute will be rolling out the red carpet very soon, welcoming you to come and sample some of it's wares, luring you into the dark with it's promise of pretties... You wouldn't be the first to succumb to it's macabre nature, and no doubt you wíll be the last... You have been warned, something horrific this way comes, and this time it's oriental as we enter the land of the rising sun!
OK OK I know sometimes I can be a tad over dramatic, but what the heck, if I cannot do that here then where can I?!
However, what was said in the ramble above is correct... Horror Haute January is on it's way in, and this time it will be Japanese Horror themed! I've already sampled some of the sights, trust me you're in for a fright, but I always find myself overly excited and desperate to dive into the Horror Haute goodie box each month. This time, maybe doubly so, and it's mostly the fault of a band that I seem to have become addicted to! If you haven't heard of BabyMetal - you will get to see them at the end of this ramble lol - then you should. I get the feeling they are like Marmite, you either love them or hate them, and I'm definitely on the addicted side. It's J-Pop meets Metal, and though you may think I am bonkers it ALWAYS gets me dancing...
Anyway, I was inspired by the adorable lolita goth and kawaii style of the girls in the band, so my Horror Haute Teaser is something in a combination of the two genres lol... It actually sums my two halves up pretty well LOL...
For Horror Haute this month you can get your hands on this gorgeous [Stargazer Creations] Yurei Skin - thank goodness she's taken a break from torturing me with rainbow colours lol - and although the options available included all different make-up styles I HAD to wear the one with the gaping mouth hehe... It went too well with the scars that permanently adorn my face!
The Kawaii elements just seemed to happen as if by luck lol... I'd been to the latest round of The Kawaii Project and spotted these adorable dresses from katat0nik. I instantly wanted the Rare versions which is covered with apples and skulls - aptly named poison apple - and normally I don't hold my breath as I never have the luck to win Rares, but this one fell into my lap first try YAY!!! Then I remembered the adorable little Apple Bag that was a special gift from katat0nik at The Arcade this Christmas... I HAD TO USE IT TOGETHER... It wasn't until after this photo was taken that I spotted katat0nik Pidgeon herself had done the same thing *facepalms*, so this one is in homage to her LOL...
Lastly, and as a finishing touch, this secretive monster girl reached for her Kitsune Mask - Japanese Fox Mask - from Zyn. I'd not heard of this store before, but since looking there is a few things that I will definitely be spending my lindens on hehe...
One last thing to finish us off today, and get you in the dancing mood for the weekend... A little bit of BabyMetal... Introducing BabyMetal and their song, Megitsune, which seems to mean Vixen?!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Magika - You
Skin: [Stargazer Creations] - Yurei Skin in M01 (Coming soon for Horror Haute January)
Eyes: REPULSE - Bane Eyes in Gold Sclera
Face Wounds: (Under the Eyes) Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup, AND, (Cheek) Fallen Doll - WickedFaceScar
Nose Piercing: DirtyStories - Heart Nose Piercing (Past Suicide Dollz Item)
Dress: Katat0nik - Fitmesh Sweatshirt in Poison Apple Rare (Available now at The Kawaii Project)
Bag: Katat0nik - Apple Bag (Past Arcade Freebie) 
Mask: Zyn - Fancy Kitsune Mask
Pose: Uncertain Smile - Apple 2 (Past Event Release)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I was born a Unicorn!

One of the things that I get most excited about happens to be Unicorns... I LOVE LOVE LOVE them, and in RL I have so many of the cute stuffed toy variety that HellBone is driven mad by them... I was even sent the most adorable little Unicorn friend for Christmas and now he sits smiling at me whilst I work on the PC. 
So when I saw that this month's line up for Collabor88 was based on dreams and had LOTS of unicorns to play with, I couldn't wait to see what was on offer... In the end it wasn't such a good idea, I spent a small fortune - though in this case you could say it was more like a fifthtune - but EEEEEH UNICORNS, what did you expect?! 
This outfit was definitely more a Look-of-the-Week type deal, I would change, play with my clothes for hours to create the looks that I wanted to post, but I was always coming back to this outfit, I had to show you... I lived in this lol...
Let's talk about it then... Starting with the non-Collabor88 item!
I cannot begin to tell you just how much I love these fluffy monster boots - called Yeti Boots from ImmateriA - I have them in a few different colours, I have blogged them before when they were first released for the Horrorfestive, but here they are again in the adorable Cotton Candy colour, which by the way was PERFECT with the hair that I chose to wear. Who cares that Unicorns don't have clawed toes LOL... I certainly don't and if you don't like it, go find another unicorn LOL...
The hair that these boots went perfectly with was in fact one of the Collabor88 releases. The hair is called Windsong, from the store Exile, I've worn this before too in various posts, but I just love the curly,windblown look to it, and the sparkles are just gorgeous! I teamed that with another gorgeous unicorn set from Half-Deer. The set I chose, in a prismatic colour, is awesome... It comes in a variety of colour combinations, and each set includes a pair of ears and a horn, as well as a tail that has the option for both sparkling and farting rainbows! FARTING RAINBOWS! Anyone who knows the family that I am part of knows just how much they all fart rainbows LOL... I fitted right in with this tail! The top I chose from Collabor88, comes from the store Nylon Outfitters, and bears the slogan "I was born a Unicorn", maybe this was try of me in a past life, maybe that's why the colourful crazy side refuses to shut up sometimes?! Or maybe it's the fact that whispering in my ear I have a more than cute Winged Baby Unicorn whispering in my ear... I blame MishMish for the baby unicorn, I mean I would try, but we all know that it's my fault for being Unicorn crazed hehe... 
That ladies and gents, is my look of the week... SO MUCH SPARKLE AND SO MUCH CUTE arghhhh... Lol I now need to find something else to wear however, this look is starting to smell LOL... 

What is she wearing;
Hair: Exile - Windsong In Special Edition (Available Now for Collabor88
Horn, Ear & Tail: Half-Deer - Unicorn Horn + Tail Set in Prismatic (Available Now for Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair - Lauren in America 07 (Past Collabor88 Item) 
Face Wounds: (Under the Eyes) Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup, AND, (Cheek) Fallen Doll - WickedFaceScar 
Nose Piercing: DirtyStories - Heart Nose Piercing (Past Suicide Dollz Item) 
Choker: yumyums - Birthstone Choker in Galactic II 
Necklace: alterego - Cute Drippy Necklace in Cutie Rare 
Top: Nylon Outfitters - Unicorn Crop Tank in Born a Unicorn (Available Now at Collabor88
Skirt: R3volt - Mika Mini in Black 
Bloody Knees: Suicidal Unborn - Bloody Knees 
Boots: ImmateriA - Yeti Boots in Cotton Candy (Past Event Release)
Unicorn: MishMish - Baby Winged Unicorn in White (Available Now at Collabor88
Pose: Eternal Dreams - Rainbow

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Leaf on the Wind, Destination UK

Homesickness has hit me a little hard recently... I was in the UK at Christmas visiting family, but one of the hardest things that I have ever had to do was move to another country. OK I got the man I wanted to be with, but at the same time I left everything I knew and loved behind me, and even though I've been here for almost 5 years, everytime I leave the UK I cry! My mum complains that I don't call them often enough, but I always end up feeling a little sad when I hang up the phone, so I try to put it off and delay the calls.
I try to surround myself in SL with things that make me feel like I'm in England... So when I saw the event, that is being hosted in honour of Scarlet Chandrayaan - owner of the store Alouette - in her efforts to tick an item off her bucket list, with a trip to London, after she was given the news that no one wants to hear... She's sick, it's cancer and this time, I was sad to read, it's terminal... News no one wants to hear... I had more than one reason to go to A Leaf on the Wind and splash some cash on a collection of adorable UK related things...
I first heard about the event through one of the designers that I am a blogger for... Nimil Blackflag , of SongBird, sent out her blogger box with a little information... I will admit, though thinking about it now it sounds really bad, that I just ignored the information at first and was more than a little excited she'd made something featuring British things! It wasn't until I'd cast a fleeting glance at the notecard, that I knew I'd definitely be spending some money at the event too, not just dancing around in my new Punky Britt Jeans from SongBird!  
Before I even had the chance to go shopping, I made sure I was dressed like a Punky Brit, admittedly a scantily clad one, but a Punky Brit all the same! Just something I wanted to point out, these shoes are some of my favourites and I don't think I've ever talked about them before! They are from the brand cheeky, and are called Kayle... I FREAKING LOVE THEM, but moving on lol...
The event itself is set in a representation of the Tower of London it seems, with a whole host of designers offering British themed wares to raise money for Scarlet's trip to London!
There were so many lovely things that I could have bought, each would have made me feel a little less homesick, but a few things in particular really caught my attention... The first is in my hand! Let's face it, if you ever read my blog or look at my photos, me dressing up and looking silly is something that seem to go hand in hand, and you should expect it by now. So it was no surprise that I was drawn to the [Fetch] Bloody Fun Gacha with it's masks on sticks! What makes these masks even more fun is that you can wear multiples at once, they are already posed and set to roughly the right positions but you can edit them if you wish...
Lastly and possibly the most obvious, dependant on where your eyes are drawn to, but even then I doubt you would miss this, we have the AWESOME Telephone Booth Nook Set from 22769. This was one of the first, and possibly my favourite items from the event, and the telephone booth itself will now become a permanent fixture at my house. I love the little details - it's fully posed so you can sit yourself all nice and cosy in the box - the photos of Big Ben, the cushions made up of the three flags of the Union Jack and even the fairy lights, which I am a sucker for in RL too by the way!
So let's raise a glass of Letterbox Champagne, spend a few bob and get Scarlet on her way to the UK!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Magika - Lemon
Skin: Glam Affair - Lauren in America 07 (Past Collabor88 Item)
Face Wounds: (Under the Eyes) Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup, AND, (Cheek) Fallen Doll - WickedFaceScar
Nose Piercing: DirtyStories - Heart Nose Piercing (Past Suicide Dollz Item)
Masks: [Fetch] - Bloody Fun Gacha in Hat, Mustache 1 and Monocle (Available now at Leaf on the Wind)
Top: Kio-Kio - Bitch Bra in Cyber Black
Jeans: SongBird - Punky Britt Jeans in Black (Available now at Leaf on the Wind)
Shoes: cheeky - Kayle in Silver (Worn with SLINK HIGH Feet)
Props & Pose: 22769 - Telephone Booth Nook Set (Available now at Leaf on the Wind)

Monday, January 19, 2015

I'm in a Fashion Magazineeeeeeeee....

A couple of weeks ago now, one of my dear friend's and sisters, Miss Solde Rothmanay and I were chatting about some stuff that was coming up for her store, Soul Designs! If you haven't heard of the store, I will admit to you that being 100% honest it's not really my usual style - it's stuffed full of cute, fashionable everyday wear with a hint of class and a lot of Solde's awesome style peppered throughout. Anyway, we were chatting about something she'd designed and said would I try it... I jumped at the chance... FREE CLOTHES HECK YES!
The plan was it was to be released as a hunt prize - although as plans go this one never made it to that final goal and it was released in store instead hehe - and Solde wanted to spread the word... Course I was going to help her if I could.
I pulled on the dress, and instead of going my normal macabre route, something kicked in and I went girlie fashionista... Maybe it was Solde's influence, I mean the dress with it's skully design screamed for me to go macabre,  but that never happened... I'll blame Solde for it, it's easier than me admitting that I subconciously went girlie?!
I'll discuss the outfit in a minute, but here is the biggest and most exciting bit! When I shared my photo with Solde, prior to even editing in any way, shape or form, she asked if she could use it in an ad... I thought cool I may be hung on the wall of her store or something, but no what she had in mind was MUCH cooler!!! Not that being hung on the wall of her store wouldn't be cool, but she asked if she could use my photo in a magazine ad!
The Magazine - called ModeLS - was published yesterday. Solde excitedly told me, and shared with me the online version that you can see here - check out page 21, thats yours truely YAY! - or you can pick up a copy in world at her store, Soul Designs... I know that I will be heading over there to grab one ASAP! I couldn't believe it when I looked though, we're wedged between the contents page - SO very early on in the publication - and an ad for Vero Moda!!!
Let's just take a few minutes out from 'fangirling' to discuss my look, seeing as it is something that is necessary hehe...
The dress is a Soul Designs dress, called Jayne, in case you hadn't realised by now... I've said it before, but I will say it again, the designs that come from Solde's store are not my normal choices BUT each item you buy, I can guarentee, will be well made and something the designer herself would be proud to be seen wearing! The rest of the outfit was dressing to accessorise the dress... I couldn't decide between boots or shoes, but these HollyHood Bellanice Boots in white seemed to work really well. with my hair hanging loose in a Clawtooth style, a super long Gold R necklace from :sey and some HUGE pair of earrings that have been collecting dust in my hoard from Aura - which has long since closed but you may find the earrings are still available on the marketplace. Lastly all it needed was a pair of over-sized sunglasses, as any fashionista would pull on to protect her eyes whilst emerging from a store with arms laden with shopping bags. Cue the Pure Poison Rockin Mesh Spiked Sunglasses, and this new found fashionista is ready to carry on her shopping trip!   
I am honoured that Solde liked my photo enough to want to use it as one of her ads, she's even asked me to do another one for her... I'm so excited, thank you for this opportunity honey!

What is she wearing;
Hair: Clawtooth - Fade Into You (Past Arcade Item)
Skin: Glam Affair - Lauren in America 07 (Past Collabor88 Item)
Sunglasses: Pure Poison - Rockin Mesh Spiked Sunglasses in Black
Nose Piercing: DirtyStories - Heart Nose Piercing (Past Suicide Dollz Item)
Earrings: Aura - Bahiti Hoop Earrings in Zebra (No Longer Available!)
Necklace: :sey - LongNecklace "R"
Dress: Soul Designs - Jayne Dress (Available from January 15th as a Black & White Hunt Prize)
Boots: HollyHood - Bellanice Boots in White (Past Fi*Friday Item)
Bag & Pose: Clawtooth - Fade Into You Box (Past Arcade Item)