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Silence?

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As you all probably know by now that The World Goth Fair already started and today i talk about why this is one of my favourite events in SL. It happens every year and  is officially sanctioned by the folks at  World Goth Day  raising funds for the  Sophie Lancaster Foundation. A lot of people don´t know much about Sophie, i´ll confess i didn´t until last year, but those living in the UK might remember Shopie´s story.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Jalwa- Jezebel (World Goth Fair)
Eyes: Beautiful Freak – Shopie (World Goth Fair)
Hair: Exile - Hearts Don’t Breakeven
Moth: Bliensen + MaiTai – Goth Moth – Hair Accessory (World Goth Fair)

On August 24th 2007 Shopie and her partner Rob where brutally attacked in  Stubbeylee Park, Bacup, Lancashire, Shopie didn´t survive this brutal attack. And you may ask why where they attacked? Because they where goths.

Because they dressed differently, they looked different, no i´ll take that back they where not attacked by that, they where not attacked by something they did, they were attacked due to hate, pure and simple, they were attacked because and by hate. Something Shopie´s mum is trying to fight, and she´s been doing it so bravely by leaving a huge legacy in Shopie´s name, thru The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

And this is why i picked this blog title, one of the Foundation´s major goals has been to educate people on hate and intolerance to all subcultures, but also work with authorities so that these sort of crimes are penalized as what they are: Hate Crimes. That is done thru constant work and talking, avoiding the silence people are so often pushed in too, by those who commit these sort of crimes.

It´s by talking about these issues that we show victims they are not alone and that we as a society don´t aprove of this sort of behaviour, and will do whatever is possible to call it out when we see it and say this is hateful and not ok, be it in whatever medium it shows it´s ugly face.

So it´s time we talk about people like Sophie, to whom hate had the ultimate consequence, it´s time to break the silence.

You can visit The World Goth Fair until the 31st of May and can window shop for all the charity vendors here on my World Goth Fair Pinboard. There is a lot i could say more, but sadly words fail me so many times, et´s just remember Sophie and all others like her who somehow where victims of hate, and let them be remembered as such a huge influence i a pat to change.

Amblyodipsas Rosaceae

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Today I have a lot of new things for you guys, events coming that i´m going to officially blog, even if i had promised myself i would cut down on official blogging, a bloggers challenge, and some more randomness.

So let´s start with the challenge shall we, sometime ago the coolest Pancake in town in her amazing Renoobed started a blogger challenge, as you know me i rarely do those, unless by accident or if i really like it, i really suck at too much writing and musing, but i had to at least give this one a try, it´s called Create a Character Challenge and you can read all about it b clicking the link.

Like i said writing is not one of my strong points at all, so the idea of creating a whole character including background for it is at best a torture, but i did try and i figured the best way to do it was heading of to Genre and see what they had new tis month, not many events cater to roleplayers or are constantly themed like this small monthly event. And when i saw this gorgeous skin from Fallen Gods and i knew i had to use it, next i still had the whole rest of the look to work on, and i reminded myself of tow things i had seen recently first the Hair from Exile i saw in this post White Tea by the lovely Sonya Marmurek, and second these petals i found in this amazing blog post Petal Explosion from Charisma Jonesford.

So i created not a character but a whole new species a mix of roses and snake who´s nature is unknown and who´s probably the reason roses have thorns, tiny as little sharp snake´s teeth, that ill surprise you with a small bite. ´m afraid this is as good as it gets as far as character backstories as i can go, i did get a new exciting look from this challenge, and went way out of my comfort zone when it comes to showing of skin, so it was certainly a time well spent and most of all my preparation for those upcoming events.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin:  Fallen Gods - (Genre)
Eyes: Ikon - Ardent Eyes (The Boutique)
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer - Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Exile – Crazy in love
Lipstick: +Nuuna+  –  comes in the Juuli skin (Skin Fair 2013)

Blossoms:  ~*RunoRuno*~ Cherry Blossom Petals

Pose by Del May

And here is the events part i promised you guys this was also my mind being constantly thinking of two events that are probably my favourites every year.

Fantasy Faire – That starts on April the 20th lasting until April the 28th, Last year i had so much fun doing this event it was crazy, I had just started blogging officially events and Fantasy Faire was one of the very first, I also had the amazing pleasure of working closely with Khyle Sion from Refined Wild and is then project for the Faire,  Paper boats in a paper sea I also see Khyle is decorating one of the sims this year and i can´t wait to see the result. By the way the Faire is still looking for bloggers and you can find the application here.

The World Goth Fair – Again another one of my favourite events happening from the 15th of May until the 30th and run by one of the best event organizers i´ve seen so far, Axi Kurmin, this year is it´s second edition and oh my have we grown so much since last year. And we can only get better and better, the amount of new shops joining the event is amazing and so is their quality, so i can´t wait for this laid back event, where i go goth for a few weeks.

And this is it my ramblings for today, just be prepared for some crazy looks around these parts as i prepare myself o dress up and go whimsical and dark. See you all laters maybe with a Pinterest update.

ElyAnna Jones

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I hate when an event ends, I´m left with that sad feeling that there wasn´t enough time to do all the things, not just cause my blogging has been a tad erratic lately , but because i didn´t get to shop or blog all the things, like with these gorgeous Gos boots, or the fri.day hat both from Cinema, i knew when i first saw them i wanted a Indiana Jones inspired blog, but it took me ages to find all the other pieces, and the whole post was only actually ready when Adorkable released this Floored named set of ground sitting poses.

Part of me is sad it took me so long to actually be prepared and happy enough with it to actually publish it, the other proud says, you know girl, don´t do it unless you are really sure and comfortable with it, and i feel that i am, luckily for us all is never a wasted blog post, because most shops will either make their event items available at shops some time after it ends, and truly love that, sometime you just can´t make it to that event and catching it later, or a different version of it for me is always a plus.

And speaking of events remember we have Unhinged coming up on the 15th i already wrote about it the other day, and you can find all the extra info here, or just bug me for it.

Something else that happened this week got me pretty excited i got picked for Second Life Pic of the day on Monday so i´ve been snickering and proud all week (kidding i´ve been mostly surprised and blushing).

Tomorrow we get back to running events, and remember folks TGIF.

To finish of my post here it is the result of when you put comic books software in my hands, I take the jungle with style. Now i´m dreaming of those boots in zebra prints, in the meanwhile you can catch them at all the usual colours at the Gos store.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Mynerva  –  Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya - V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Exile - This Years Love
Hat: fri.day - Revenge
Jacket: Volstead - The Law
Jeans: Zaara : Classic Jeans
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands
Boots: Gos - Equestrian Boots – leopard
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics - Clear Lipgloss 

All poses by aDORKable - Floored

Jungle scene by Arctic Greenhouse

Under my Skin – Men´s edition

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Some time ago i did a blog post called Under my Skin about the last of Nomine´s last non fantasy skins the female version, today i bring you the male version.

Although an end is always sad news, when a creator decides to spend more time doing something they enjoy better, because it´s clear they will be more motivated and inspired, also the fantasy elements where always there, always present in her skins, and a great example of this is this version of The Nephilim, that like the female one includes not only a bunch of regular options, be it facial hair or makeups, but also come with a way wider variety in makeups for men with a touch of fantasy/sci-fi. How many men can have such glamorous makeup?

I really enjoyed how the skin fitted well my shape and i i´m totally in love with the ligther skin tones and the crazier makeups, you can totally see i do enjoy fantasy items a lot and i really liked it trying out some male stuff for a change.

Also i it made me dug up again my male shape, that i modified quite a bit since then, and i also got him some hair and new eyes, which him and Ely can share, since i like boy haircuts also.

In the meanwhile we wait for more fantasy skins soon from Nomine, and some mesh, that i will bring you all soon. Don´t forget to try the demos to see how it fits you and by the way this months Men´s Department is well worth visiting.

Also if you like to see me in short haircuts i did a blog with one of my favourites for the ZombiePopcorn brand the other day, you can find here.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Skin: Nomine - The Nephilim
Eyes: Poetic Colours – Nightfall (The Men’s Department)
Hair: Exile – Jackson

Hair Fair 2012 – Random Freebies, grab bags, and assorted gifties

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Like every year and like every big Fair you will find a few freebies, dollarbies and gifts around, these are always perfect for new residents, or just folks looking for something out of the ordinary, or for simple hoarders like me, so i figured i should do at least one post on all the talented, funny, interesting, different, quirky gifts you can find while visiting Hair Fair.

So here they are and enjoy, maybe it´s time for a little hunting.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya - V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Dress: One Bad Pixel – Ruched

Hair:  Exile – Hair Fair gift

Hair:  EMO-tions Milky/Analog Dog – .b

Hair:  LALA Moon – Dachs Hund

Hair:   Nushru – Botanical Pigtails/CiC – Kennedi

Hair:  Bliss Couture – Satina/Red Mint - Heart on a Pin

Hair:  [DSC] Airyon/Gauze Komelia

Hair:  HINAKO Hair – an&subomi

Hair:  UrbanLutz Hair – Bobbi

Hair:  Alice Project – Tessa/Iconic – Channel

Hair:  MONS – Mare

Hair:  ChiChickie! Jia & Zen Hairstick/A&A - Soraya

Poses by Long Awkward Pose (not available anymore)

Hair Fair:
Location
Blog
Flickr Group
For Demos join the Hair Fair DEMO Group inworld

Me in a fancy chair

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About a week or two ago i started my first challenge, i had never done of these really, but this tumblr Men Sitting in Fancy Chairs, linked on plurk by Alice Demonia, was just so full of awesome, and an incredible idea, and i wasn´t the only one who thought so, because Ruby Starlight from Exposeur liked it so much she did two pose sets inspired on it, with chair included, one for men and one for us ladies.

So as soon as i saw Ruby´s add for the poses i ran over to the shop to get both sets, but i already knew what chair i wanted to use, and even if Ruby´s is very well done, the chair i´m using here has it´s own story.

It all started over a month or two ago when i spotted this chair by 19 Motorcycle in SL not once not twice, but at least 4/5 times in different locations, well i became obsessed about it, a fast tp to the store and i saw the chair there, but couldn´t find it on sale anywhere, eventually i simply gave up, and went on about my days spotting the chair occasionally and becoming frustrated by not having it.

Until one day why checking out the second edition of Fluid, with the lovely Pancake over from Renoobed, i see the chair there at the event has a decoration prop, frustrated i vented in local chat how much i loved it but couldn´t find it for sale at the shop, a few minutes after i left the event i get a im from a stranger, who had heard my silly rant and informed me the chair was a freebie from the store, that you could get from the board at the entrance, of course i ran over to grab it after all this time looking for it was just under my nose.

So anyways, here it is a challenge, a story, hopefully not to boring, and a chair with me sitting on it, showing off some of the goodies from several events in SL, my gorgeous necklace from Maxi Gossamer is from COLLABOR88,  and my fingers are crossed that Maxi will become an event regular, the earings are from Chloe i heard has some new goodies coming out soon to events.

You can find this gorgeous sequined top by Cracked Mirror at this month´s edition of My Second Box, and the hair is one of Exile´s Hair Fair releases who´s donations for WIGS for KIDS has reached over 3.000 dollars so far.

So here i am Sitting in a probably not so fancy but certainly different chair, and i know i´m probably not as exciting as the Tumbrl pictures, but here it is my first try at my very own first challenge. For other challenge entries please check out the Flickr Group. See you all soon with more new hair.

Wearing: 
Shape: mine 
Skin: Mynerva – Milena
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes 
Eyelashes: Maitreya - V.I.P. Group Gift – Mesh EyeLashes
Hair: Exile – Crush (Hair Fair)
Top: Cracked Mirror - Sequin Crop Top (My Second Box)
Jeans: Maitreya - Flare Jeans
Shoes: lassitude & ennui - Boudoir mules
Earrings and Ring: Chloe – Honey Drop
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer - Tilly Ethnic (COLLABOR88)
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics - Clear Lipgloss 

Chair: Freebie by 19 Motorcycle
Poses by Exposeur  - Men Sitting In Chairs/Women Sitting In Chairs

Red Riding

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I´ve taken the opportunity that Fairy Tales in 2012 started yesterday and will remain open until July the 8th, to talk a little about Fairy Tales, and women´s roles in it, starting with Little Red Ridding Hood, as an example of the violence in it and of the Tale as a cautionary one.

When first published in print by Charles Perrault in Histoires ou contes du temps passé in 1697 this story was finally brought from oral tradition into paper, the red hood or cap are leftovers of the mentioning of blood in the previous versions, the ending in Perrault is also closer to the original one, one of death and violence, where all little girls who stray from paths suffer danger.

And here we have so many angles to the story a tale of warning told to children, that you shouldn´t tsray of the path and roads, and enter woods alone (one of the biggest symbols for the unknown and unfamiliar), that you shouldn´t talk to strangers, (in this case the big bad wolf, reminiscent of Loki in the dialogue and a trickster himself).

But many also view the story as a symbol of sexual awakening, and loss of virginity, while we see Little red as a little girl, a long time ago little girls where not little for long, while in the oldest versions of the tale make her a victim her story is later changed as a smart child, who tho reckless for venturing in the woods alone, was smart to see thru the wolf´s diguise, and call out for help, turning the whole idea of the trickster dialogue around, where the wolf is not telling lies to cove his identity, but simply answering her questions, and while doing so is tricked by he in outing himself, of all characters in fairy tales, at least female ones, Red gains more insight and depth as a character thru time, going from a small disobedient child who gets herself killed for being disobedient, to a smart little girl who is foolish but smart to call out for help, to modern times where it´s usually replaced by a strong woman capable to defend her ground, or to even an over sexualized hunter of wolfs.

For years we were told don´t step out of the path and be careful of strange men, today Red Riding can very much walk wherever she wishes, the wolfs are still out there of course, and violence still happens everyday, except women these days learn to be careful from other sources, while blood is still red.

All of this to bring you an amazing new event, where SL creators create their own vision of the symbols of these Fairy tales, and it´s refreshing to see that in a world as SL where women are the main shoppers, the more depicted characters are female ones, in ways that today are quite far from their original ones.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Lara Hurley - Snow White (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Eyes: Izzie’s  – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer  – Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Exile – Lady in Red (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Top: Glam Affair - Lisa (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Pants: Tableau Vivant – Shindig Pants (COLLABOR88)
Undertop: Miamai – Nene Red (CHIC²)
Sandals: lassitude & ennui - Nyrha sandals
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics - Clear Lipgloss

Pose by label motion – Fugitive (Fairy Tales in 2012)

ETA: I decide to add one of my favourite Illustraction of this story:

Little Red Riding Hood begins to suspect something. Illustration by Gustave Dore (1832-1883) for ‘Les Contes de Perrault’, 1867.

Dreamboat

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Sometimes you keep something in your inventory waiting for it to come out, be it a prop a dress a piece of jewelry (i have a pair of earings from La Gyo waiting in a folder since the EPOCH legend event to be blogged), sometimes is time that is to blame, sometimes is the perfect look, sometimes is that it´s not right feeling you get after you did the pictures even, so many reasons for it to happen, and sometimes is the reason you don´t blog a shop.

During Pose Fair i was so thinking, every one and their mother will blog this boat from Baffle!, it comes with asortement of poses for pics, but i wanted to use it differently, so i picked my some  Long Awkward Pose poses to go with it, i tend to do be silly like that and use things way out of their intentional purpose, i did like the results tho, and the mood of the pictures.

I´ve also been enjoying CHIC², CHIC Management´s second anniversary event because of the new shops i´m finding there or that i´m having time to blog shops i already knew, but never end up blogging. One of those shops is tomoto, which i had never heard of before, and I really  liked how this dress seemed floaty and dreamy.

I also had finally the time to visit the Bombi event a very small but filled with quality even that lasts until the 15th, and in their wall of lucky boards i won this pretty Mother Goose skin, honestly is well worth checking this event out, some great stores there, not many my great stores, a wall filled with easy to win lucky boards, that give you a taste of the event´s participants quality.

Sorry for the late post today that was mostly due to RL busy time, but have fun over the weekend people.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Mother Goose’s – Moran (Bombi)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Exile – Secret Summer
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Dress: tomoto – delice (CHIC²)
Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet
Makeup:  Mother Goose’s –  lip(B)2teeth (Bombi)

Coastal Daybed by Baffle!

Poses by ploom and Long Awkard Pose

Note: I don´t know if the boat/bed is still available or not since i believe it was marked as a Pose Fair exclusive.

It´s a nice day for a black wedding.

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Well more like an abyss wedding, and Abyss is the name of this gorgeous Nomine wedding dress, another one in Limited edition of 12 gowns per colour, and may i say it´s quite refreshing to step out of the traditional wedding colours, into more daring territory, although i don´t believe many priests would let me walk down the aisle in it, it´s ok I´m not the marrying kind, so i don´t mind.

The darker version of the dress comes in a multiple choice of colours from dark purples and blues thru greens and reds it was a thought call on my favorite colour to be honest but the Abyss model has the perfect mix or red and black to make any groom flail and blush.

It also comes with a wide variety of layers, shoes and the perfect underwear for the perfect honeymoon, I might as well skip the wedding.

I´m also wearing one of my new favorite shops for skins, My Ugly Dorothy to me seemed perfect for this dress i´m totally falling in love with this shop and I advise to run to their shop and check if the sale is still up, as well as taking advantage of the skins of sunday, that are gorgeous and usually themed.

Also burning in my inventory was the lovely necklace from Illusions, I´ve had it waiting about for ages for the perfect outfit to use it with and i finally found it.

So here it is my choice for a black wedding, see you all later with some CHIC²

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: My Ugly Dorothy – The skin of Sunday 7
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Hair: Exile –  Late at Night (The Dressing Room)
Eyelashes: ploom – Lashes 2 (Skin Addiction Gift)
Dress: Nomine – Ariel Wedding Dress Abyss (Limited Edition)
Jewelry: Illusions - Orinthia Puro Set

Poses by Adorkble

World Goth Fair part 2

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Another lovely batch of Goth Fair goodies, as you know i´ve been blogging The World Goth Fair that goes from the 15th and lasts all the way to the 31st of May, and it will benefit the Sophie Lancaster Foundation with the full support of the good people of World Goth Day. Also part of the World Goth Day SL celebrations is the ongoing WGD Nightstalker Hunt that started on the 1st, you can find a list of all hunt participants here.

And today i bring you another batch of cool stores and some more gothy items, let´s start of with Avatar Bizarre that has this beautiful Marie Antoinette gown in black and also one of their now famous adorable wearable Cthulhus this one of mercy as fair exclusive items (the little cthulhu i´ll show later) in this case paired with one of The Little Bat, gatcha collars.

I also bring you today another gatcha price this one from ezura, the cute little lolita dress available in several colors at their gatcha paired with this gorgeous House of Rain necklace and earings set, a new shop that made it´s debut at the Hunt and fair. Now HoR does partial mesh jewelry which i am totally in love with, since i can easily resize it to fit my petite avatar and that you will be seeing around here a lot, on the backdrop of my second picture you can see the amazing photo that is the donation item for the Virtual Alchemy Photography, i´m also featuring another one of the muses dresses here, and i have a feeling you will see more around the blog.

Another thing you will se a lot are lassitude & ennui shoes, and why you may ask? Because i simply adore them, and not only do they rock the goth look, but the shop is also a surprise addition to the fair. Another shop in the fair but hard to blog about but very well worth to mention,  hard to blog because it sells sculpted creators packs, and worth to mention because of it´s quality, is Girl Not Included.

Also included in this post are a few more goodies from The Summer Beauty Festival, that is still running and will run until the  25th, so still time to shop for some makeup.

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: The Little Bat – Molly Skin – Gloomy (World Goth Fair)
Eyes: The Little Bat - Manson Eyes (World Goth Fair)
Hair: Alice Project – Persuasion (Culture Shock)
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed 
Dress: Avatar Bizarre-  Marie Antoinette Black (World Goth Fair)
Collar: The Little Bat - Batty Elegance Gacha Collars (World Goth Fair)

Poses by Bent

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin:  The Little Bat  - Molly Skin – Plum
Eyes: The Little Bat - Manson Eyes (World Goth Fair)
Hair: Exile - Queen Bee
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed 
Dress: ex – Gatcha Lolita Dress (World Goth Fair)
Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Prudence boots
Necklace and Earings: House of Rain - Poisonous Friend (World Goth Fair)
Makeup: Pin Me Down Gatcha Eyeliners (World Goth Fair)

Photo on background by the Virtual Alchemy Photography – Enigma of the Absolute (World Goth Fair)

Poses by Frooti

Wearing:
Shape: mine
Skin: Nuuna’s Skins – Halloween Black Skin (freebie at the store)
Eyes: The Little Bat - Manson Eyes (World Goth Fair)
Hair:  Elikatira – Abbey
Dress: the muses - Tarot  (World Goth Fair)
Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Prudence boots
Choker: lassitude & ennui Ophelia Bow & pearl choker
Nails: PIDIDDLE – Manicure – Set 003
Makeup: Nuuna’s Skins – makeups v11 (new releases)
Makeup: Izzie’s – Lipstick black (Summer Beauty Festival)

Poses by Olive Juice