Saturday, September 19, 2015
First off, Let me say this my 400th blog post. I am so thrilled to be posting because, it's a milestone I never thought I would hit. Which makes me wonder if I will get to make it to post 500. If you want to see how I marked my 300th please feel free to take a peak into the archives.
Today's post is totally inspired by American Horror story's season 3, Coven. I am a really big fan of the TV show and Season 3 is my absolute favorite. I loved the story line as well as the costumes each character wore during that season. Something about the New Orleans southern vibe really appealed to me. I do have to admit that I have visited New Orleans a few times over my life and each time has always been a fun filled adventure. So perhaps, some small part of me was a little reminiscent over the trips I had in the past which helped tie into my love of that season.
Today, I'm attempting to pull off my best teenage witchy look. I actually purchased most of these goodies at Collab88. This month's theme is, "Muted Coven", hence the Coven reference up above. I kinda imagine that this outfit would be something that a teenage or junior witch would wear during her time at school. So, let's take a peek at what I'm wearing starting from the top and working our way down.
Ison has created the ultimate little black witch dress. The Occult Dress, is currently one of my favorite things in my inventory. Ison didn't stop at just creating this dress; however, there is also a shear jacket made to match and enhance the dress. Both are quite fun to pair together or wear separately. I think I may be wearing this dress a lot as we roll into Fall. (or at least through Halloween.)
I've paired Ison's LBD with CandyDoll's Arabella Boots. I totally fell hard for these boots when I saw the vendor ad. Something about a thigh high piece of leather just appealed to me. I feel these boots are a perfect accessory to bring extra attention. CandyDoll's boots are very well made. They are mesh and fit perfectly with the Maitreya mesh body. One of the things I absolutely adore about these boots are the buckle straps because they give the illusion of wearing garters. Which are a little sexy in nature.
I also picked up a few pose props from Collab88. Purple Poses has created a series of Witchy type pose sets. The Cauldron and Broom I'm using in my photos are part of Purple poses series. I know these pose sets will be ones that I will be using in upcoming photos as we approach Halloween.
Musical Inspiration: Seven Wonders, Fleetwood Mac
The Look-Seven Wonders
Hair-Lamb- Haze- Browns
Skin-Glam Affair - Katra Ballerina - Jamaica
*Dress- ISON - occult dress -Maitreya
*Jacket- ISON - occult jacket -Maitreya
*Boots-Candy Doll-Arabella Black - Maitreya
Pose-Purple Poses - Broom - Pack 02
*Compatible with the Maitreya Mesh Body
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Much of my knowledge of Valkyries comes from a bugs bunny cartoon. I know, totally lame but it's true. I really had no knowledge of the folklore of Valkyries; however, after some handy wiki searching. (which I know is such a reliable source of information.) I was able to discover that Valkyries played an important role on the combat field. According to folklore they choose half of the men who died in battle to be carried away to Valhalla. While the other half we sent to the goddess Freyja. I imagine, that there was some type of qualifying system to choose these men. What would would make man worthy of entering Valhalla? Well that's a question that is beyond me and must be answered by Valkyries only.
Today, I am portraying the role of Valkyrie and it's all thanks to Glam Affair who pulled out all the stops in designing their new head dress for We Love Role play. I absolutely adore this headpiece. The details alone are pretty remarkable. The wings are beautifully sculpted and while it is ornate in it's design there is still a simplicity which beautiful.
I'm also showcasing a semi new skin. Now, it's taken me a little bit of time to post this new skin because I wanted to make sure I properly took the time to examine the details. As I mentioned in my previous post Uber is showcasing some sports themed goodies and Glam Affair's Ballerina Skin by far the most gorgeous I have worn. It is available in 6 different makeup options all which help prep you for any look which you might want to dazzle in for the night; from a Glam evening look, to a Club scene Queen or even a Natural Beauty. Ballerina is perfect for highlighting any mood which you might encounter.
The Look- Valkyries
Hair-[RA]-Silva Hair -Browns
Skin-Glam Affair - Katra Ballerina - Jamaica
Head Dress-Glam Affair - Valkyria Apricot
Dress-Tee*fy Aphrodite Dress M Pink
Musical Inspiration: Ride of the Valkyries, (I actually was humming the tune while working on this post, I know total nerd.)