Sunday, May 17, 2015

Lemme Show You How I 'Goth' {World Goth Fair 2015}

{Taken at Xin}

We are like what...2 days into World Goth Fair! Have you invaded it yet?! Hells, I was allll over it days before it opened, but special blogger stuffs and all, we're allowed to so there! So I was able to see a lot of the awesomeness though a lot of the shops weren't set up yet so I will have to swing by again later!
As I have mentioned before, RL has been super hectic for me so this was my first year in a few years that I decided to not be an official blogger for World Goth Fair. I didn't want to make any promises I couldn't keep. However, I figured I would blog what I could on my own dime and on my own time. I snagged several goodies.
So just to go over a few things. In previous years, World Goth Fair was a charity event for the Sophie Landcaster Foundation but due to complications that were outlined in the World Goth Fair blog post, it is no longer so. I know this saddened a few of us but I trust that Axi and Lokii know what is best for the event and for the Goth community in SL.
The month of May holds a grand day for us 'Goths'. World Goth Day is May 22nd. This is a day we let our freak flags fly a little higher than usual. A little prouder, a little more prominent. Enough to let the rest of the world know we're here, we're strange, we're dark, we're okay with it. Amongst all of it...don't forget we also love passionately and have feelings like all the rest.
I've went on many a rant about my views on goths and some of those in the scene feeling rather 'gothier than thou' so, I will spare you all. Just keep in mind that, like it was said in a picture I saw on Facebook, "Goth should be liberating, not confining". Are you Victorian Goth? Nu Goth? Bubble Goth? Industrial Goth? ....Whatever you are, I love all of your Gothiness, and that's simply how it should be! <3

I have a map for you to check out and make use of! But also keep updated on upcoming events on the WGF blog!

Skin: .random.Matter. - Ashri Skin - Porcelain
Lipstick: DAZED. - Genesis Lips Raven Set & Appliers @ Cosmetics Fair
Hair: Catwa Hair WokeUp [Darks]
Tattoo: .Inhale. Proving Grounds Tattoo {Unisex} @ Spring Fling Sales Event
Manicure: DP - Koffin Nails - Maitreya - Midnight Metals - Pagan @ World Goth Fair

Dress: :[P]:- Nyla Dress:// Ouija @ World Goth Fair
Stockings: :AviCandy: Clumsy Girl High Waist [Licorice]
Heels:.tsg. Parfait Plats - Black - Slink Medium @ The Kawaii Project
Shades: Violent Seduction - Strega Glasses (Silver)
Hat: Violent Seduction - Strega Hat (Black)
Nose Chain: .random.Matter. - Orianthi Nose Chain V1 - Silver
Cuffs: .random.Matter. - Pycell Cuff - Black
Necklace: .random.Matter. - Isolde Necklace - Silver
Teeth: Kibitz - Teeth system vampy @ Cosmetics Fair
Btw I love these teeth! (raw shot, graphics not maxed. Just wanted you to see them up close!)

Le Poppycock-Lingering rain
Le Poppycock-Absentia

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Film Noir Fantasies

So I might've had just a lil too much fun with the pics for this blog but, what can I say? You already know me well enough. This always happens when I am having fun.
The DRD set available at 9th Republic is an Industrial set, still when all was said and done and I put myself in the pics (which I wasn't going to do at first!) it reminded me of something very film noir, which is something I love! So I edited my last one in a black and white version as a dedication to my love for all things film noir. All I needed was my criminal to come and find me!

The week has been a long and busy one for me but I am SO glad it's Friday! Finally!
I'm hoping to get a few posts in over the weekend but that's not a promise.
I wanted to thank my readers for being so patient with me. I have never been a 'bang it all out' blogger. My posts have always been spread out over a few days, but right now...that time has been even more so. RL has been super hectic and balancing that and the blog has been tough.
My blog is my creative outlet and my place to go on mini rants and my place to be free...and my place to be a chatterbox to the masses without disturbing the introvert inside me! So, again, thanks so much for your patience. I may not post everyday...but my heart is in everything I post <3

Back soon hopefully!

Skin: .random.Matter. - Ashri Skin - Porcelain
Eyes: Ikon Sovereign Eyes - Wight
Hair: Lamb. Babylon - Black Pack
Manicure: DP - Koffin Nails - Maitreya - Midnight Metals @ Thrift Shop

Lingerie: :::insanya::: Cybele Lingerie - Laced
Necklace: (Yummy) Satin Bow & Pearls Set - Black

DRD - Industrial couch
DRD - Industrial hanging lights
DRD - Industrial propeller coffee table            ALL @ 6th Republic
DRD - Industrial Seat
DRD - Industrial standing lamp
DRD - Industrial wineholder
DRD - industrial bed

Music Note: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Clef
Rug: {anc} NOEL. :  frilled furrug / cocoa
Art Work: TEARS IN RAIN - Los Falsos City (Day)
StoraxTree- Kitty: Feline Treasures - Naptime - Calico t
~BAZAR~Stockholm-Bottle Candles @ 6th Republic
* SORGO - Old Books / B @ 6th Republic

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Introverts Unite! (Separately...In Our Own Homes)

Wanna know something kind of personal about me? I'm an Introvert and I'm proud! It actually took me a loooong time to say that and understand that it was okay to say that. I was told since I was a young girl that I shouldn't be 'antisocial'. It was wrong, it was bad, it was mean, it wasn't right, etc etc. I met someone not very long ago who laughed when I said I was antisocial. She said, "You are -NOT- antisocial! You're very social. I don't know who ever would tell you that BS but, they're wrong. You may chose to socialize with only a few people, you may be selective about those you socialize with. Being out in public drains you I bet?" I agreed. "Well honey, that's not antisocial, that's Introvert. Entirely different." So I explored this new word and I embraced it and it really helped me. I hadn't realized how upset it made me to think that I couldn't just go out and be a social butterfly like a lot of other people out there can, how much it made me look down on myself because of all the BS that had been drilled in my head about this for so many years.
I understand why I look forward to hanging out with....ME! I understand why when we go out shopping, or friends ask me to go 'hang out' with them, I come back home and feel this exhaustion. Like I have to recharge a battery. I very much value my 'Me' time. I love my small circle of friends and feel no need at all for an abundance of friends. My circle is small and secure and mostly family...but I am very social with them and they will tell you that. Texting, phone, visiting...whatever it may be, they hear from me often.
My pictures reminded me a lot of the real me and so I wanted to reveal that part of me. Funny how much poses can influence everything in my portraits. They breathe life into my pictures. A lot of times, that's why it takes me forever to blog things because...I can't simply stand in front of a wall, I love telling a story. I like you to see my pictures and wonder what exactly is going on. What was she doing, is she doing, or will she do?
My wonderful lil lazy chair is by The Pose Shop and is at Thrift shop in a gacha! It has 4 adjustable poses in it, I just featured my favorite two. Click on the Pose Shop link above to follow it on Facebook and see the other two poses! This isn't all either. There are some more goodies you're going to want to get your hands on. You never know how the poses will inspire your pictures!

Skin: .Birdy. Sienna Skin - Pure
Hair: MINA - Elvira - Black @ Fameshed
Eyes: [Buzz] Lillian Eyes - Jade
Mouth: [[ CR ]] Nyam Nyam
Tattoo: .Reckless. - The Classic
Mani/Pedi: DP - Koffin Nails - Maitreya - Midnight Metals @ Thrift Shop (Also available for Slink!)

Top: Tee*fy Joan Bra top
Sweats: -SU!- Fatal Sweatpants 07
Bowl: [CerberusXing] Octo Glass Pipe (Purplehaze+Swirl) @ The Mens Dept In assorted colors. Animated smoke/lighter pose and smoke color option!

the pose shop. lazy bones chair black // RARE @ Thrift Shop

HIDEKI -  @ Chapter 4
 * UFO Sightings Map
 * The Roswell Alien Miniature

:Cheeky Pea: Playing Games Console
TBF TelefunkenAnimated Television
POPCORNBOX from-DRD- circus - popcorn machine

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Do You Hear What I Hear?

{Taken Here}

I have chatted you all up many a times about my mad obsession with music. I have a certain love for it. I'm eclectic...meaning I can jump from one Genre to the next quite easily. Wanna play a game? I so did say that in the creepy "Saw" voice! Okay, so I am using shuffle on my main Ipod, yes I have three in order to survive! So, shuffle on my main (10 songs only) goes like this, and I will be totally honest and not switch it up. (Don't judge!)

1. This is Not - Static-X
2. I Just Wanna F*ck You - Dr, Dre
3. Simple Survival- Mushroomhead
4. Be Quiet & Drive- Deftones
5. Tyler's Song- Coal Chamber
6. Dreams Collide- God Module
7. Counting Bodies Like Sheep- A Perfect Circle
8. Let Me Teach You How To Eat- Reverend Horton Heat
9. Nocturne- Chopin
10. I Love Playin' With Fire- The Runaways

So haha you can see a lil bit of the diversity there amongst my music, I am surprised no Tejano music popped up, there is in fact some on there! 
My main point is that my music heavily inspires me! Sometimes I think that when I am on my death bed, if you put my headphones on me and crank the volume (make it Tool!), I will probably stand right up and take off running. Some of my music can bring me to tears in a moment, some of it is just mesmerizing! Do you have a song that can take you back to a certain moment in life? Songs that hold memories of sadness or great memories of happiness. I think music holds so much power....we simply just don't give it enough credit.
So having said that...may the power of music and all its badassery lead you to these awesome Remarkable Oblivion headphones at Fameshed. I kinda fell in love with them and they really inspired the pic and the whole vibe for this pic!
Hopefully I will see you all again soon. Always soo many pics floating around in my head and not enough time to post them all.... *sigh!*

Skin: Glam Affair - Katra Skin [ America ] 05
Hair: +Spellbound+ Cursed // Chapter III : Magic @ Dark Style 2
Hairbase: PAPRBG. Twigs Hair Base FATPACK
Eyes: [ MUDSKIN ]_Butterfly Eyes_Grey2
Mouth: .Loud Mouth. - Elena v3.0
Scratches on Skin: Clemmm - Body Filth @ Dark Style 2

Top: -SU!- Essential Crop Top #03 (Wear Me)
Shorts: Blueberry - Jinx - Cuffed Denim Shorts - Faded @ Fameshed
Shoes: FLite. Lowtop Ducks - Black @ Fameshed
Headphones: RO - Neon Dream Headphones - Berry @ Fameshed
Septum: (Yummy) Captive Bead Septum Ring - Silver and Gold

Sari-Sari - Ground Sit

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Elven Sanctuary {Fantasy Faire 2015}

{Taken Here}

With over $5 Million Linden raised so far for Relay for Life, Fantasy Faire has been ah-may-zin! I wish I had all the time in the world, there was certainly a whole lot more I would have loved to show you. I hope that you've all been there by now and had a good time participating in the events, shopping for a good cause and enjoying the incredible scenery.
Each sim is just so well put together, I seriously could take fantasy themed pictures there all day for several months and not get bored and have them all look different! 
So they gave us some blogger challenges and last year I took up a couple. I talked about the first time I heard of cancer. It is definitely something I will never forget. This years challenge, I thought I would tap into a little bit of the  roleplay side of me which is one I used to show a lot more in the beginning of Gia's World and not so much now as I am always feeling rushed between this and real life. SO...this blogger challenge states: Faire Folk- Create a character from the Fairelands. Pick one of the Faire sims as their home, make a look mostly from Faire items, make the character come alive. Take at least one picture of that character in the chosen home sim and blog away!

My character is Daneilea. Born of the Sylvan pride. Princess and heir to the throne. Great Priestess of Arcane Sorcery. Her days are filled with magick, music and love. The love she has for her family, her over protective father and brothers, the people of The Sylvan of Spells and her homeland.

Although I could get on for days about what Daneilea does with her time or how she uses her magick, I still have lots to show and so little time so! Moving forward...
We are on our last days of Fantasy Faire so make sure to pay it a visit soon if you haven't yet!

Here is a list of designers per sim at Fantasy Faire. Use it to guide you to your destination!

Skin: -Glam Affair - Sia Skin - Nostalgia Blue - America (Previous Fifty Linden Friday deal!)
Hair: Analog Dog - sola - Light Blondes @ Fantasy Faire (btw this is edited in my pics with whispies cuz this is Gia's World and I can do that! This hair also comes with its own crown that is gorgeous but this crown better fit my style for this post)
Eyes: Ikon Horizon Eyes v2 - Light Green
Ears: [Mandala] (Female) Fantasy_Elf_Ears
Mani: DP - Koffin Nails - SlinK Appliers - All Cracked Up

Dress: ::B&C:: Suriya - Fern @ Fantasy Faire
Crown: Bliensen + MaiTai - Soleil Crown @ Fantasy Faire
Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai - Soleil - necklace @ Fantasy Faire

Top Pose: Ma Vie. - Porcelain
Bottom Pose: Apple Spice - Against the Wall Poses 011-020 Fatpack

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

"She Likes The Smell of Gasoline.."

 {Taken Here}

Well hello again!
I hope you're all enjoying your week so far. Mine has been a busy one so I just keep repeating to myself that Friday isn't too far behind!
So, I recently got into watching "Sons of Anarchy" but like in a very hardcore kinda way. I watched a few episodes back when and it just didn't catch my attention. Some of my friends kept telling me to try again and so finally after several months I did. Right now, I love it...even though my crush longer a part of the show *SIGH!*. So my new SOA obsession heavily inspired my picture, along with the Reverends song, which I will link below. Of course, DRBC had to show me these sexeh boots, I paired them up with a sexeh jacket from Dark Passions and felt ready to be an 'old lady', as they refer to their women in Sons of Anarchy. These kickass boots come in several different prints and I am sure you will see them again in the blog because, she made latex ones that are to die for! Head over to the DRBC Flickr Pool or DRBC on Facebook to see the other options!
This jacket is a part of the Black Fashion Fair and is only out for 2 more days I think and then it's gone. GONE FOREVER! So run, run now while you have a chance!! (or before she brings it back to the store without the discount lol) There is another plated version as well but Gia likes black and blacker on black so, there's that. 
I fell in love with the skin by AlterEgo. It is currently at Suicide Dollz, which I will also link below. It has a ton of lipstick options, the make up on it is nice and gothy looking and the detail on the skin is gorgeous. Make sure to grab a demo and give it a go!
Okay enough chatter. I have tons to do still and so little time. So much pretties to show though!
Be right back!

Skin: [AlterEgo] kensi powder - drained - fatpack @ Suicide Dollz
Hair: *PINK HUSTLER hair* 8077 monochrome
Eyes: Ikon Deadshine Eyes - Quicksilver (Frozen)
Manicure: Dark Passions - Koffin Nails - Maitreya - Coffin Cutie @ Spooky Cute Event

Jacket: Dark Passions - Feliciaa - Black Leather/Studded Jacket @ Black Fashion Fair
Top: Blueberry - Leather Bustier
Hot Pants: *Promagic* Match Me Shorts
Boots: ::drbc:: nikita boots - noir @ Suicide Dollz
Necklace: Violent Seduction - Strega Necklace (Black)
Septum: [CerberusXing] Claw Set Black

Aerial - bike

Sunday, April 26, 2015

"The world was ours. We could do everything or nothing. All it had to be was anything 'cause it was always us!"

Okay so yes, it took me a couple of days to finally blog all of this but oooooh my gosh! The amount of things that have taken my breath away at the Fantasy Faire...I just can't put into words. Admittedly, I was in fact overwhelmed. Like, where do you start with so much awesome? 
I love events in SL. But I love them even more when they serve a purpose.  If you're not sure what Fantasy Faire is about, please do inform yourself! Click on the link there and see why this event gives us all such a great reason to go shopping and snag some awesome things.
I was blown away with the Spires of Andolys sim, well all of the sims were lovely! This one has a  fairy tale theme going on. In my picture above, I am playing around in the Lost Boys hideout by DRD! Yep, no zombies or gore this round DRD lovers! It's all fairy tale stuff.
I was able to take a few pictures of some of the other things that caught my eye while there. So many awesome views so, I really do hope that you've went there to not only shop but enjoy the views!

{Taken Here}

This lovely caught my eye right away. I just loved the pose and well, she's a mermaid, need I say more?

{Taken Here}

I obviously had a blast playing with my pics in Photoshop but even without the editing, the scenes are flawless and will have your jaw dropping too. Promise! Also...we are 240K from hitting 3.5 MILLION linden! <--That is JUST in!

Okay, I have so much more to show, so little time. So see you all again soon!

Skin: [the Skinnery] Hilde - Bare face (champagne) @ Seasons Story
Hair: Truth Hair Bexley -  black & whites
Ears: Eclectica elf ears-fleshtones version
Eyes: Ikon Spectral Eyes - Wight
Face Make-Up: *~*HopScotch*~* Warpaint Masked @ Fantasy Faire

Head to Toe: [Gauze] The Alchemist - Female @ Fantasy Faire
This outfit includes top pieces and the pants and boots, also that gloves which have the hands attached. The hands right now are tintable but this will be updated later!

Eternal Dream - Lita 01 & 02 @ Fantasy Faire