Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"In Sleep He Sang to Me, In Dreams He Came.." {Death Row Designs 'Phantom Lair' Special}

So this post was due SO long ago but let me tell you of my struggles! It got real! How hard is it to find a gothy guy in Second Life?! Well I am sure we walk past a ton of them daily while on our shopping sprees but for some reason, they were evading me! *insert mean face here*
So I had to hunt one down. Thankfully, my fellow blogger friend Dev jumped on board for this awesome adventure with me! It is quite difficult to find Victorian goth clothes in SL that has been updated to our classy mesh stuff. Most of is is outdated and flexi. Lets fix this! If you read my previous blog, well you know my rant on the goth issues lol. So glad Dev has quite the wardrobe himself and was able to put an Phantom-esqe ensemble together. So hauntingly gorgeous! He did his job well in putting me in the mood for the photo session!

I was lucky enough to be able to see this on stage many years ago and I was just...jaw on the floor the whole time. I have been in love with this ever since then. I fell in love with Andrew Lloyd Webber and his insane talent and also Sarah Brightman and her gorgeous voice! When I saw the movie, I wasn't a hater...I just fell in love with it even more...and fell in love with Gerard Butler! Lol.

Death Row Designs is just hands down one of Gia's World's all time favorites, EVER! Jaimy now works side by side with her sister (Eowyn) and her partner in crime (Tito) and the three of them together seem to be a team of badassery! I will have to try and steal Jaimy for a moment and get her to give Gia's World a mini interview sometime, see if we can get some DRD behind the scenes info!
I was just amazed with the 'Phantom Lair' set available at the Oh My Gacha event. Yes, this event has been open for a bit, I'm late but look at it like this..at least you dont have to fight the masses to get in now! Lol and you still have 11 days left. Utilize those days well because this is definitely a set you will want. Especially my fellow Goths who love their candles and red velvet throws and whatnot. I hope I'm so late that you've already collected this WHOLE DAMN THING! It's just so stunning!
There's a total of 19 pieces to collect. The Bed, the Boat and the couch have over a hundred animations including.. cover your virgin eyes now....rated X animations! Animated Organ and the pile of trunks are animated as well.

Impeccable detail, exceptional quality and likeliness to what was in the actual movie will make you NEED these! Prepare your Phantom play list and wardrobes and get lost in this stuff, believe me, I did!

To see what Dev has on, head over to his blog and check it out!

Skin: .Atomic. {Song} Autumn - Sugar
Hair: .Olive. the Mir Hair - Morning Coffee
Eyes: Ikon Perspective Eyes - Coffee
Eyeshadow: #adored - last night - smoke pack
Lip Gloss: {ataxia} Glossy Natural Lips - Medium

Dress: *{Junbug}* Betty's Gown [Bridal Brocade] @ C88

My Pose: *PosESioN* Alice Set
2nd Pose Included in DRD Phantom Boat v2 c
3rd Pose:  the pose shop. 20

DRD Phantom Lair Set- @ Oh My Gacha! 11 Days!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

"Evil Queens Are the Princesses That Were Never Saved..."

{Taken at Ashes of Dreams}

When I was a young girl, I remember questioning things in stories that would make my teachers smile and give me funny looks, in a good way. One of the things I wondered about was why the evil Queen in the story was evil. I would ask and sometimes they would give me a half-assed explanation but most of the time they would simply say she wasn't the focus of the story. I always wanted to know why she was the way she was, why she did the things she did.
If you're wondering, yes I did/do love Maleficent the movie and loved the Disney character. 
When I took this photo and found this pretty, dark little part of this sim...a dark Queen is what I was reminded of. But I never forget that in Gia's World, the Dark Queens have a reason for being Dark or Evil.
My lovely horns atop my head are by Remarkable Oblivion, available at The Secret Affair and of course they're stunning as usual! They're available in 2 different colors, this dark color and a 'dusk' which would essentially be the ivory tone. You'll want them both believe me! Also resizable. Yours don't have to be as big as mine...I just like mine like that :P
I shall be back soon with more majestic things to show! Shop till you drop luvs!!

Skin: .Atomic. {Song} Autumn - Sugar
Hair: little bones. Birdie - B&W @ Project Limited
Hairbase (modified slightly in photoshop): Illmatic :: Smoothed Baby Hairs
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Cheri // Abyss Eye @ Kustom 9
Eyeshadow: .Pekka. Goth Eyeshadows
Eyeliner: Lovely Disarray - Liner Set #2
Lipstick: NOX. Punching Lips [Fatpack]

Dress: *May's Soul* Annabelle dress black @ We <3 RP
Claws: [CX] Ring Claws (Black) RARE
Horns: RO - Horns of Zolah - Dusk - Container @ The Secret Affair

Del May - What to do?

Friday, January 16, 2015

Goth Urbano!

 {Taken At City of Harrison}

The past few days...it has just so happened that I have run into a cluster f<3ck of goth issues. Such as..well I went to a lil event for SLGoth. I had fun meeting new people, meeting up with friends, dancing, listening to music and chatting the night away. That wasn't one of my issues, but it was something goth I ran into haha...anyway though, so I had to blog a few things and I am trying DESPERATELY to find certain gothy things on the market place, to NO avail! 
I'm in conversations with friends and they're saying, well look here and there but 'make sure its not noob goth'. Why is goth in SL still noob? Why hasn't it evolved as the rest of SL evolved into bigger and better things. Mesh bringing us a whole other world of gorgeous opportunities! Mesh body parts making vampires and all the other darkly/pale/other worldly beings of our goth nation so fun to play with now! There's no need people...no need at all to wear fangs painted on bottom lips anymore! YaaaaaaaaaaaaaaY lets celebrate! Now don't get me wrong, I'm not making fun of those that still do. I know some of you hang tight to them for whatever reasons have you...sentimental or whatnot. But..why not evolve?! Second Life has given us opportunities to grow, to build, to change things and make it our world. I think that's awesome! 
I can't say that ALL of the goth nation has been delayed. Some have indeed evolved, embraced the age of the MESH/HUDS/EVENTS and everything else and brought us some amazing things! I'm so thankful for them! I try to feature a little bit of all styles that catch my attention but when I find some good quality goth..you bet your sweet mesh ass it shall be a part of Gia's World!
I get excited to see people from my early goth days in SL doing new things and participating in events! A lot of them have some really good skill with texturing because that was what we had to work with back then. I hope to see many, many more!
Alright, I am off for now but will be back soon with a post I am super excited about! Until then, happy shopping loves! <3

Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V2.1

Skin: DeeTaleZ Skin A.T.W. Megan [Brows2] Nordic
Hair: [taketomi]_HyoRin_Blacks
Mani: :AC: Dots N Stripes Nails - Fingernails (For Maitreya Mesh Body!!)

Top & Skirt: ::drbc:: serena with hud - noir pack
Boots: REIGN.- Quinn Boots- Black
Collar: [ bubble ] Choker -All in One (RARE) @ OMGacha!

Purse: #Forever Famous Coven: The Six Feet Under Bag
Shades: MiWardrobe - My glasses addiction - Black - MW - B
Ring::::LP::: CandleBright_Rings

grafica ~ ionawr (10 pose set) @ Pose Me Amazing!

Oh and...I love her accent and totally agree with this chic here

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Voted Most Likely To...{Strawberry Singh's Second Life Yearbook Smile Challenge!}

I almost never have a chance to do Strawberry's meme's but this one I could not put on the back burner. Because no Second Life yearbook is or could be complete without a shot of Gia! So I had to get in a quickie *snickers*. You can find her Second Life Smile Challenge Meme on her blog! Instead of going with a gothy lil look, I decided to dig into my actual roots. Since I'm an 80's kid, I went with the 80's theme! I spent the greater portion of my life loathing the 80's but that's because I was exposed to a lot of the corniness of it. As an adult now, I've embraced that corniness and am also able to see so many more sides to the 80's that I actually love. (Of course I am talking about the goth and punk scene here! lol)

So as for the smiling part. I know I saw many people posting tips on Strawberry's blog on how to get your avatar to smile and woah! I didn't know it was such an issue. I take so many pin-up pictures and whatnot so I kind of got into my own swing of things. I've never tried the mesh smile mouth...it even sounds creepy lol but what I do...mind you, I do NOT claim to be a photoshop professional, I more so claim to be a photoshop screw up that can occasionally luck out and land a few things right lol. So anyway, what I do is simply take two pictures. I use the 'Anypose Expression' Hud which can be found  for free on the marketplace. So I take a picture with me smiling and another one, without changing windlights or the pose, only I unclick the smile option. I then go into photoshop, open both my pictures. I am going to keep and edit the one with the smile on it and only use the other for the eye adjustment. The expression HUD and any smile HUD in Second Life just makes for creeper smiles and wider eyes can fix that. Yes I heard you can make a shape for that but, ain't nobody got time for that! Much easier for me to use the clone stamp tool in photoshop on the non-smiley picture, click on a certain point near the eyes, switch pictures, then clone those more natural looking eyes over the smiley face. I hope that made a little sense. In the above photo, all I did was make a copy of my eyelashes and edit the copied lashes to fit my squinty eyes.
I would love to do tutorials one day but, I so don't feel like any kind of pro to be offering tips or tricks. I kind of just do whatever works for me and hope it entertains you!
By the way...I wasn't voted 'most likely' to do anything, we had quotes. What I was remembered for was being that girl in the science room that laughed hysterically when that one kid read the word 'organism' as 'orgasm' and was sent to the office for knowing what 'orgasm' meant. Oh c'mon! We were in seventh grade!!

Skin: [PF] <Crystal> - Doll V2
Hair: Lamb. Stacy - Black Pack
Ears: Unisex [Mandala]Steking_Ears_Season 5
Eyeshadow: #adored - vanessa eyeshadows - full pack
Lipstick: [PF] Shine Lipstick (Pink) - GROUP GIFT
Manicure: DP - Koffin Nails - Chipped Nails

Top: ^v^DRBC^v^ I Love the 80s Nena Top (Group Gift July)
Pants: Blueberry - Xale - Mesh Skinny Jeans - Midnight

Necklace: *DECO - Recycled Necklace*
Bracelet (left hand): RONSEM* Rubber Bangle (group gift)
Bracelet (right hand):*Reign.- Boho Watch- Pink

{Imeka~}Katie- Pose Pack
Bubble Gum: .click. Bubbly Love

Friday, January 9, 2015

Macabre Burlesque!

It certainly isn't a surprise that I have a passion for my vintage fashion, styles, music, etc...that also includes Burlesque! When Burlesque is done right, oh my goodness, it is simply the sexiest thing ever. The dark side of me had to add a lil splash of macabre to my burlesque. Eudora's newest release at Uber was my inspiration for the shot. There is a top available for this outfit but I needed to add my lil skelly hands.Yes, they were dying to get their hands on me! <3
Now mind you, in case you are wondering...my stocking is obviously edited in photoshop! I was terrified to mess with that. After several tries though, I was happy with the turn out. the stockings are from a place I recently came across but will definitely be a constant in Gia's World, especially since she is in the process of making her store Maitreya and Omega friendly! \o/
When it comes to Burlesque, I don't know...there was always something about the stocking play that I found to be exceptionally sexeh! I don't have a foot fetish (do I? Lol) But I love that the women use such technique to tuck the stocking between their toes to tease you as they tug it off their leg  and hold it between their toes playfully  before slinging it off, so that look in my eye in this pic, yeah, that's exactly what it's about!
But okay, I wont be a chatter box today! I will see you all soon though! *smoooch!*

Body - -Belleza- Venus
Skin: Essences {Linka} pale 01 & Essences - Belleza Venus Mesh Body [EVO]
Hair: +Spellbound+ Jezebel // Natural Selection
Hairbase: PaperBag. Twigs Hair Base Fatpack
Eyes: [Buzz] Lillian Eyes - Nebula
Eyeshadow: #adored - night cat eyeshadow
Lipstick: Nox. Drama Lip [Oil]

Corset/Skirt: Eudora 3D Isabella Set @ Uber
Stockings: ><(AC)>< Lace Back Seam Stockings - Licorice (omega/slink/Belleza appliers!)
Skelly Hands: .DirtyStories. Queen Of The Dead
Heels on Chaise: Eudora 3D Elsbeth Stilettos  (Slink High)
Head Piece: Eudora 3D Isabella HeadPiece @ Uber
Collar: *{Junbug}* Perles de la Mer - Night

Pose By Moi! <3

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Into The Woods We Go!

Oh yes yes, I had another chance to do a collab with my loverly Anika...and I simply cannot say no to her! Especially while wearing such an adorbs lil coat. DRBC is in this round of Suicide Dollz so if you haven't been there to grab all the things, make sure to head over there and make it happen!
A friend took me out to dinner and a movie the other night and even though I had told her I heard the movie 'Into The Woods' wasn't so great, we went anyway...and it wasn't so great, not horrible though! Maybe it was just me, maybe it will be great for some people. I don't really take anybody's reviews into consideration, maybe you shouldn't either. All I am saying is that I kept falling asleep. I found the storyline to be boring, although they mashed up the fairy tales into one musical...I just couldn't get into it. That's NOT to say I don't like musicals either because I do, that one just didn't make the cut. If you decide to see it though, make sure to pay attention to Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk. I probably was more impressed by his lil performance. It definitely doesn't surprise me that he has been in other stage performances he's quite talented! Of course Meryl never fails either. I know the story has a great following and maybe the people that have had a chance to experience it live have a greater appreciation for it than we do, in any case, although all talented and great performances, it just wasn't for me.
But Back in SL---> There's a ton of events that opened and some just opening so Gia's World is a busy place right now! Eyes locked here loves, I will be back shortly!
Please visit Anika's Blog to see her hotness...and also to see what she is wearing! (If it's not posted yet, just wait longer :P)

Skin: .Atomic. {Song} Autumn - Sugar
Hair: [taketomi]_Momoka_Balayage
Eyes: [Buzz] Celestial Eyes - Avada
Red Cheeks: Izzie's - Baby it's cold outside
Lipstick: NOX. Punching Lips [Fatpack]
Mani: DP - Koffin Nails - Chipped Nails

Coat: ::drbc::  Cozy Coat with Hud @ Suicide Dollz!
Boots: FK! - Riot Boots  - Black Leather

Glitterati-Vanilla Skies-Royalty

Sunday, January 4, 2015

JettHead Till I'm Dead!

{Taken Here}

I honestly believe...whole heartedly...that I am the biggest Joan Jett fan to ever exist. I know, I know...that is quite daring to say, as I know she has such a huge fan base but..I will be ballsy enough to say it! If there is a bit of Joan Jett memorabilia, I own it. If she's playing anywhere near me, I am there. If Joan Jett is performing YOU STAND UP! YOU DANCE! YOU SING ALONG! But hey, that's just me. I just adore this woman. Her lyrics, her talent on guitar, her dance moves, her attitude, just her as a person allll around! The woman is timeless. It's 2015 and I get goosebumps listening to her still and I doubt that will ever change. I've listened to her since I was a little girl and I still have the urge to jump around and get all wild, same as back then. 
Needless to say, when I saw this shirt by FK Designs I was just ecstatic! If I am blogging something, it is of course because it has inspired me in some way...but this look I have going on above is probably hands down one of Gia's favs. As a blogger, my look is forever changing, as eclectic as I am, so are my styles....hey, someone has to keep you all on your toes! But if I weren't a blogger, and I could just chill, this is probably a look you would see Gia in quite often if not almost always.  I'm surprised I don't see more of it. Maybe I am just not around the right places enough (and if you are around those places, feel free to nudge me and say "Hey Gia! Wtf, where have you been?!" The punk genre is one I have only in the past few years been exposed to, but one my heart seems to have bonded with right away. And you're not doing punk right if you don't have some FK on, I don't care what you say lol. So, having said that...this top came with one kick ass HUD...

Allowing you eight different options to be Jettastic, uhm hell yus! I've been blogging and changing back into this shirt over and over again lol. So go grab it, along with the other FK badassery!! Back soon with more stuff & thangs!

Skin: .Atomic. {Song} Autumn - Sugar
Hair: [RA] Luan Hair - Blacks
Hairbase: KMADD Hairbase ~ On Fire
Eyes: IKON 'Sunrise' Eyes - Black
Eyebrows: "tSg" Miss Sassy Brow Black
Eyeshadow: #adored - last night - black
Lipstick: DAZED. - Scary Makeup & Appliers
Tattoo: .Reckless. - Echo

Top: FK! - Nerdy Sweater - Joan Jett Set
Stockings: ><(AC)>< Torn Fishnet Stockings - Style 3.
Boots: *COCO*_Lace-UpBoots_Black
Choker: pr!tty - Spiked Choker - Black RARE
Necklace: Pomposity- Split Long Handcuff Necklace
Face Piercings: Cute Poison - Clutter Piercing
Septum: [whatever] Septum

Del May - Grown up (modified with animare)