Friday, January 30, 2015

Sometimes even a Queen has to smile...

In the post-apocalyptic future, when the world is dark and uninviting a new world power will emerge. Once ignored, and in fact laughed at by some, Living Dead Dolly Rudh will rise up and be queen of the zombie folk, eating the brains of all that stand in her way!!! 
Permanently wearing her forced smile, you will never know what this evil queen is looking at whilst she glares through her good but yet still damaged and altered eye.
OK so it wouldn't be perfect, but All Hail Zombie Queen Rudh LOL... 
I got inspired and created my own little world again in my head LOL... I seem to do that a lot, perhaps far more than is healthy maybe? Still I had one last Horror Haute item to play with and couldn't resist letting my mind run away with me! 
The Crushed Violets offering was my starting point. Crushed Violets brings us a gas mask with a difference for Horror Haute this month, called Tokyo Ghoul. That forced smile seems especially evil with the glowing eyes - included in the set! 
To make it just that little bit more Horror Haute, and a little bit less living look, I wore the [Stargazer Creations] Yurei Skin in M04 too... I have been wearing these a lot lately, they come in a few different designs and the awesome applier to change Mesh Body parts to match... SUCH A GREAT idea, and a really good collection for any Living Dead Dolly! 
Then as a finishing touch, a much needed item for any queen I must say, was the Remarkable Oblivion Sylver Crown. I've been holding on to this for a while, looking for just the right royal to wear it, I think this one rocks it perfectly, don't you agree? 
So that's it from me, another month of Horror Hauting is over and out... The event runs until tomorrow, Saturday January 31st, so you still have time to get your hands on any of the Horror Haute goodies this month, and who knows what next month's theme will bring?! 

What is she wearing;
Crown: Remarkable Oblivion - Sylver Crown (Past Event Release) 
Hair: Ploom - Siri (Available Now at My Attic
Skin: [Stargazer Creations] - Yurei Skin in M04 (Available for Horror Haute January
Face Wounds: (Under the Eyes) Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup, AND, (Cheek) Fallen Doll - WickedFaceScar 
Mask & Eyes: Crushed Violets - Tokyo Ghoul (Available for Horror Haute January
Top: cheeky - Anna Half Shirt 
Pose: Signature Pose - Paul Shaun 5 

Ummmm HellBone, what's that on the TV?

This is one of the rarest moments in the universe... Rarer than rocking horse poop, and rarer still than a black rainbow. I can tell you now, that when I was talking to him about it, he offered and I nearly collapsed in a faint from my chair! 
HELLBONE wanted to be the star of one of my blog posts, ALONE!!! He actually volunteered! Like without any prompting! He saw the props, told me what the pose should be set up like and then posed in it, before I could even say anything... 
NOT that I am complaining of course, it's just WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED LOL... Maybe it was the props that I had to play with that made him want to?! 
He is a bonafied Horror Movie freak! One of his RL prized possessions is a genuine mask from the original Friday the 13th movies, and I guess he was a little excited to see items that were inspired by the Japanese Horror, The Ring! I don't mind admitting that this isn't one of the horror films I've ever seen. The thought of something crawling out of the tv is just UGHHHHHH, so I was kinda glad Hell took the lead! 
He pulled himself up a chair, to relax after all the hard work he has done in creating the new Gator Sim - yes the MC family now has one! - although he never takes off his boots or gloves! Imagine the smell if that was RL LOL... 
If we were to take the armchair he's lounging in out of the picture though, the rest of these items are Horror Haute releases from Botanica Diabolique. There are three of them, but I have been a little naughty and you will need to look closely for the third one... 
The Sadako TV slowly fades in an out of static, when the picture becomes clear you see the wood where Samara´s well can be seen. I was naughty here, the Samara At The Well that you see on the screen, is another item from Botanica Diabolique. It is not visible on the screen but a stand alone prop that I naughtily photoshopped together like that!!! 
I also wanted to use, because I really liked them, the Okiku's Plates. The story of these plates is one of Japanese folklore... A wealthy samurai wanted his pretty servant to be his lover and though she refused he tried to trick her by suggesting that she'd broken one of the families plates. After another refusal, he threw her down a well, and after her death she returned as a vengeful spirit... Counting to nine and shrieking, either in representation of the broken plate or in agony at not finding a tenth! Such a beautifully sad story and a lovely decorative item... How could I say no to using them?! 
Hopefully this won't be the last we see of HellBone, though maybe Samara is coming through the TV to get him?! Failing that maybe I will get him to pose more LOL... I don't really know which is worse for him! 

What is he wearing:
Skin: najl desings - ZENDO (No Longer Available!)
PJs: Pixicat - Whimsical Onesie in Skeleton (Past The Arcade Release) 
Gloves: ISPACHI - Upheaval Gloves in Relaxed 
Boots: Gos - Triumph Boots in Black 
Well: Botanica Diabolique - Samara At The Well (Available for Horror Haute January
Arm Chair: Diavolo Creations - Rockers Armchair in Dirty Skull
TV: Botanica Diabolique - Sadako Tv  (Available for Horror Haute January
Wall Plates: Botanica Diabolique - Okiku's Plates  (Available for Horror Haute January)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Beware of the Toilets in Japan!

Before I ramble off in my crazy mixed up story today, I want to point out that I mean NO OFFENCE to anyone Japanese! I have never been there and I'm hoping that the stories used by the designers, which I will be basing my ramble from, are just myths!!! Least I hope so anyway!! 
Today I am getting a little creative, least that's what my mind is suggesting I am doing, others might disagree LOL... 
This little series of photos will suggest to you WHY it's not a good idea to use the toilet in Japan! After this, if I ever visit I WILL be taking my own toilet paper with me LOL... Thank you Horror Haute for providing a little insight into that... 
"Blood on a wall in a toilet means you should leave..." Technically this goes for ANYWHERE in the world not just in Japan... Although I don't know if the Myth would be applicable anywhere in the world! Luckily, Brick-A-Brack's owner, and designer of the Aka Manto toilet, Dena Farspire, has provided a little background to her reasoning for making a toilet in a Japanese Horror theme! 
"Aka Manto approaches people in bathroom stalls (usually the outdoor variety) and asks them a simple, if perplexing question: "Would you like red paper or blue paper?" If you say red, your flesh is sliced into ribbons until you're effectively red. If you choose blue, you're strangled to death. If you pick any other colour, you're dragged to hell." - Taken from her notecard, thanks Dena. 
SO, point to be made here, if you're going to the toilet in Japan, and someone asks you about loo roll... What do you say? Either "Thanks but No thanks, I brought my own" or "Who cares about wiping my butt I am outta here!"
Unless you want to end up like this?! 
While we are discussing these photos by the way, let me just point out one other very important thing, which would be my outfit. The dress I am wearing - should that be kimono or something else I'm never sure so I will stick with dress lol - is from Tasty Pudding. It includes bloody and clean versions, and due to the two pictures I'm wearing both - but the second one has been pulled up around my butt because well no one wants to pee on their dress?!
Now, the Aka Manto is supposedly the one that is going to either cut you to ribbons or strangle you for your choice in toilet roll... I never saw what the myth looked like, but I did notice two very shifty looking characters wandering around, baring very similar knives to the ones in my dead girl back! 
It feels like the carnival is in town... First the murder in the toilet and now these two - potential - candidates to the culprit have been spotted. 
I will tell you now, I know for a fact that the looks they are wearing come from this month's round of Horror Haute, but don't look too long, those evil eyes might spot you... I hear whispers about them being Rokurokubi... 
As with the toilet, this look's designer - Naenia Demina of ImmateriA - included a notecard with the story behind this myth... "The Long Neck Woman, or “Rokurokubi”, is a Japanese urban legend about female creatures that look and act like normal humans. But at night their necks grow longer and longer, freeing their heads to move around almost independently from their bodies. Most Rokurokubi are young, attractive women, and they take pleasure in scaring regular humans. Some Long Neck Rokurokubi actually prefer to live their lives pretending to be a human. Although they may appear to be completely normal people, every night, their necks grow and grow, getting longer and longer, stretching out through windows in search of human prey." Just look for stretch marks in the neck area!!! Everything you see in this look, besides the knives, red hair - which is a brand new release from Truth by the way - and the rings are included in this HUGE offering from ImmateriA!!! 
After all that though, the most important things to remember when visiting Japan... Take you're own loo roll to the toilet when you go and check any women you meet for stretch marks on their necks LOL

What is she wearing;
Look 1:
Hair: Magika - You
Skin: Glam Affair - Lauren in America 07 (Past Collabor88 Item)
Face Wounds: (Under the Eyes) Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup, AND, (Cheek) Fallen Doll - WickedFaceScar
Outfit: Tasty Pudding - The Spurned Lovers in Geisha (Available for Horror Haute January)
Knives: Death Row Designs - Gorefest in Stabbed by Housewife (Past Event Release)
Look 2:
Up-do Hair: Truth - Ivana 
Outfit (Including Long Neck, Black Hair, Skin & Eyes): ImmateriA - Rokurokubi (Available for Horror Haute January
Mouthie: SAKIDE - Knife (Part of Nasty Witch Outfit)
Knives: (Long Neck) Embody - Butcher Knife for SLASHER 5 Pose, AND, (Short Neck) Yellow JesteR - A Bloody Chefs Knife 
Poses & Props:
Toilet Pose: Brick-A-Brack - Aka Manto's Question (Available for Horror Haute January)
Standing Pose (Photo 1): Signature Pose - Paul Shaun 1
Couple Pose:  Image Essentials - Feeling Groovy (Coming Soon at The Hipster Fair!)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Someone broke the printer... *facepalms*

Yesterday an email was sent around to everyone in the office I work in for my RL job... The email stated very clearly that "Photocopiers are fragile and are NOT to be used for sitting on. The Glass is VERY Fragile!" It of course spread like Chinese Whispers through the office that at the party on Friday - because the company I work for has a party every Friday evening at the end of the work day - someone had been drunk and photocopied body parts OR there had been one of the office affairs that seem to be rife here these days!
I will have to say it made everyone giggle so much that the office manager - who was born without a sense of humour - suggested that we were all a bunch of children and removed the sign.
My look of the day was PERFECT to fit the office theme, so I HAD to make use of the laugh. I searched high and low for an office in SL, when I found one it had a photocopier LOL,  I couldn't resist!
I cannot disclose the location of this office, suffice to say it's not somewhere I should have been without an appointment hehe...
So it is my office attire that I will be sharing as my look of the day hehe... I just LOVE this outfit and it was one that I randomly threw together...
I had found this skirt during a hunt over Christmas from The Secret Store - it's called Annette Peplum - I just love that vibrant red colour with the polka dots, and so I accessorised it with some gorgeous high red Louisa Heels from HOLLYHOOD. Then rather than dressing it up, I added a very casual sweater to the look from Corvus. The slogan of "Good Morning, Blah, Blah, Blah, Now leave me alone" emblazoned across my chest really does summon up how I feel sometimes, not only at my job in RL but also sometimes the way I feel in SL too LOL...
I wonder who broke the photocopier at work, I wonder if anyone would be shocked if they caught me photocopying my butt in SL... Someone guard the door... I'm gonna do it!!!
What is she wearing;
Hair: Truth - Lagertha
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: BOOM - Precious Bow Choker in Marshmallow
Top: Corvus - Naya Sweater in Morning
Skirt: The Secret Store - Annette Peplum Skirt in Red Polka (Past Event Release)
Knee Wound: Suicidal Unborn - Bloody Knees
Shoes: HOLLYHOOD - SLINK High Louisa Heels in Red (Worn with SLINK High Feet) (Past Event Release)
Pose: Signature Pose - Chey 3

Fire & Ice Sisters... The Deadly Horror Haute Combination!

Horror Haute January is definitely well under way, and the theme this month has been all about the Japanese Horror Genre. Before I start on one of my usual rambles I will happily admit to you that I know NOTHING about this style of Horror. Dark and Macabre YES, but anything beyond The Ring and I am totally at a loss, so I feel fairly lucky when I say that a lot of these gorgeous items you can enjoy without knowing the stories behind them, and others have included their stories...
Two of the outfits that are available from the collection created very different looks as I was putting them together, and a thought struck me, they looked like sisters but more like a fire and ice version of each other... Hence Fire and Ice Sisters lol...
The skins of these two looks come from the same Horror Haute participant - [Stargazer Creations] - and although this is not the first time I have played about in these Yurei Skins, there are 8 different make-ups to choose from, a girl can be flippant and wear them all LOL...
That my friends, is where the similarities between the two sisters stops!
Ice Sister is wearing a gorgeous kimono from AfterMath Creations. Not only can you get yourself this really pretty, and scarily feminine by Horror Haute standards, outfit BUT you can also grab yourself flower ornamentation for the hair in two different styles - the bigger and more ostentatious of the two I am wearing here - a skin set, that I chose not to use so I would match the other sister but that you can see in the gorgeous photos of the outfit by Eldergoth Macabre's AnnabeleLee Dreadlow, AND if that wasn't enough you can also get yourself hair to match too - Yes the one Anna is wearing, and YES in three different colours!!!  Me being me and having a bit of an addiction to mixing and matching I chose to wear different hair, this being one of the new releases from Truth this week. You can grab yourself a copy of the Esther Hair from Uber right now!
The Fire Sister doesn't feel the need to wrap up so warm as her Icy sibling, and so she wears something that's far from traditional, being very short in the front with only a long trailing skirt back. This awesome outfit, which includes her crown of thorns by the way, comes from the store The Untitled. To finish her style off and make her seem just that tad different to her sibling, she wears the Yurei skin in version M02, one of the ones with a very strong make-up!
There is just one more thing that I want to mention here - and it is totally non-Horror Haute related - these hairstyles are like two different versions of each other, from two different stores almost. As I mentioned before the blue coloured one is from Truth, and available at Uber, but the red coloured one is from Ploom, and available at My Attic. The thing that I love about them both is that they are almost like the same style, one loose down your back, the other twisted over your shoulder but BOTH featuring that messy style braid too!
Possibly my least horrific Horror Haute photo EVER, but I will say these sisters aren't as sweet as they look... Fierce yes, Hidden Evil yes, and pure chaos hehe...  

What is she wearing;
Look 1:
Hair: Ploom - Siri (Available Now at My Attic)
Skin: [Stargazer Creations] - Yurei Skin in M02 (Available for Horror Haute January)
Face Wounds: (Under the Eyes) Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup, AND, (Cheek) Fallen Doll - WickedFaceScar
Nose Piercing: DirtyStories - Heart Nose Piercing (Past Suicide Dollz Item)
Outfit & Tiara: The Untitled - The Killer (Available for Horror Haute January)  
Look 2:
Hair: TRUTH - Esther (Available Now for Uber)
Skin: [Stargazer Creations] - Yurei Skin in M05 (Available for Horror Haute January)
Face Wounds: (Under the Eyes) Utopiah - Excessive Pain Makeup, AND, (Cheek) Fallen Doll - WickedFaceScar
Nose Piercing: DirtyStories - Heart Nose Piercing (Past Suicide Dollz Item)
Outfit & Hair Flowers: AfterMath Creations - Yuki Onna (Available for Horror Haute January)
Pose: Juxtapose - Mean Girls Pose

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 Deangelo 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)