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Snow Gothic and Mage Red Makes for Perfect [Z]xen

I first fell in love with everything “Gothic” when I was eight years old. My babysitter was a teenage girl of about fifteen and my parents had gone out for “kid free” time, and she was doing her homework and reading Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” to me. After that I was hooked.

And then she let me read over her shoulder, and I read, “For Annie” for the very first time as well. Perhaps “For Annie” is not about Vampires at all… but I thought it was! And even at the tender age of eight, I wanted to be a vampire!

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“Thank Heaven! the crisis —
The danger is past,
And the lingering illness
Is over at last —
And the fever called “Living”
Is conquered at last.”

[from “For Annie” by Edgar Allen Poe]

I think that is why the ensemble that I put together this week really appeals to me! [MC] Mystic Canvass is — first, and foremost — a fabulous one-stop-shop if you are looking for quality Roleplay skins that won’t break your pocketbook. Many of them are priced at only 99L$ for a full pack, and that includes a bonus shape as well as Lolas and/or other great appliers. The store also has a terrific variety of affordable cosmetics and mesh accessories that are out-of-this-world unique. And with this gorgeous Skin as their current FREE Group Gift (Group is 0L to Join!) coming in 4 skin tones with Lolas, Phat Azz, and Slink Appliers? How can a classic Gothic Vampire girl like me go wrong?!

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Of course, I did not want to be a glittery vampire! No! No Twilight sparklers here! Growing up, I wanted to know Dracula and Dark Shadows and vampires like Louis de Pointe du Lac. I wanted pale skin, red lips, crimson eyes, blood that ran cold, and a heart that was colder! Because somehow… I thought it was like being a thorned rose — the ultimate thing of danger… power… and beauty. And yes… even as a tender young girl of only eight years old, I knew it.

“My tantalized spirit
Here blandly reposes,
Forgetting, or never
Regretting its roses —
Its old agitations
Of myrtles and roses:”

[from “For Annie” by Edgar Allen Poe]

So I pulled up Market place for a little help in completing my classic Vampire look — one I was sure would make Bram Stoker himself proud!

I didn’t manage to find a proper Edgar Allen Poe raven that suited me, but this amazing fitmesh dress by +Nocturna+ features a detailed owl print that is a stand-out and the dress pack includes both fitmesh as well as standard mesh sizes and can be found on the Marketplace for only 10L. A little more searching and I was able to complete my Gothic beauty with a set of Mage Red eyes by Imperium which were also found on the Marketplace (a steal of a deal for eyes this sharply detailed at only 9L$!) and last but not least I topped it off with an intricately wrought necklace in black by ~Edenia — another great FREE find on the Marketplace!

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Astrid (Portia Swords) got this great Gothic look wearing…

Skin – [MC] [Mystic Canvass] Snow A-Cup GG Xen Group with Dramatic Eyebrows (free group gift / 0L / free to join)

Eyes – Imperium Mage Red Eyes (9L on the Marketplace)

Hair – +Spellbound+ Jezebel

Hands and Feet – Slink

Outfit – +Nocturna+ mesh (fitmesh) Dress Gift (10L on the Marketplace)

Jewelry – ~Edenia FREE Pentacle Necklace (0L on the Marketplace)

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Guest Blog by Sedia Darkrose – Pixy of The Lake

A guest blog by Sedia Darkrose, originally blogged [HERE].

αмαɭϮнєα, of [PS] ~Pixy Stix~ fame, has been working hard lately, both in and out of SL. She also recently celebrated her birthday. So, I thought I would make her a little giftie with her latest creations, released at the newly reopened OMG Oh My Gacha. Not only are the bodysuits really lovely themselves, but the rare gold and silver each come with their own amazing skins as well! How can you beat that? To top it all off, literally, I found this wonderful crown and veil set at Art in Hats 2014, which features a large collection of some truly top-notch hat designs.

Here’s to you, αмαɭϮнєα. Stay shiny ❤

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Wearing:
Shape: Nova by -*delogikal*- – 100L
Skin and bodysuit: [PS] ::Oona:: Precious (Cream) NCL – Rare set, 50L p/p gacha at OMG, until July 15
Hair: little bones. I Get Around – Group gift, 100L to join
Eyes: sa_CoutureEyes_Wistful_EXCLUSIVE – Old gift
Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Mesh Alpha Lashes with HUD – Pack1 – 299L
Mouth: .Loud Mouth. – Alli – 789L
Body: ~WowMeh – Style ( v3.1) – Temp. unavailable, new edition in the works!
Breasts: Lolas :::Tango Mirage ::: – 1750L
Legs: *L.inc* Phat Azz – 1250L
Veil: *MW* Madone veil – 1L at Art in Hats 2014, until July 31
Hud: AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Freebie
Pose: *PosESioN* Gift Womenstuff 3 – Old hunt gift
Pose modified by: Animare HUD V2.05 – 299L
Location: Premium Sandbox – must have premium account
Background: sea_stock_by_paradise234-d59h83g (other misc textures used)
Water effects: Flood by Flaming Pear


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Church Picnic

A new to FabFree designer, KaraBaby has some pretty dresses in their subscribo just waiting to be picked up. The one I am wearing is the Easter Gift, and I love the delicate floral pattern, and the retro style of this lovely day dress. Aptly named “Church Picnic”, this sweet dress is perfect for a picnic in the park or perhaps an afternoon tea party with the ladies! Again, the dress is a subscribo gift, so that means it is completely free and there is no need to join a group. Just click the subscribo, and then click it again to scroll through the history. Cheers, and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Here are the details:
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Hair – ::Exile:: Crazy in Love:Bleach

Eye Makeup – {MC} “Tuesday” Yellow Brick Road (no-longer available)

Skin – Essences – Song – Noisette

Dress – ~KaraBaby~ Church Picnic – Easter Subscriber Gift – FREE

Poses – Purple Poses – Briana 05 / dfo! unmixy – i wanted it to be real
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Lonely nights with Moda

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The black fair is so full of freebies and dollarbies you would not believe! The next few posts are going to be stuffed with black fair goodies for you all.

The first thing I’ll show off is this sultry lingerie set by Moda and it has so many options. I’m wearing the bustier option but it also comes with bra, panties/thong, stockings with and without suspenders and even tango appliers for both of the tops. I am wearing my Tangos for these images, they’re just quite subtle under my hair and I’ve spent forever tweaking the size so it’s a little more realistic to my body shape.

My Slink nail appliers are by The Skinnery and they have a wonderful texture to them when you zoom in close, almost like carbon fibre! The pack also contails toenail appliers for your Slink feet also. These nails will only work with Slink avatar enhancement hands and feet though, so if you don’t have them then you won’t be able to apply the nails.

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And on my pristinely-manicured fingers is one heck of a rock by Maxi Gossamer. This luxurious ring comes in a large and smaller version for each hand in case you feel like switching it up!

The mirror I’m holding is Wetcat’s gift. It comes as a pose stand and has 3 different hold positions for the mirror. It gets rezzed along with the pose stand so you don’t need to attach it to yourself at all.

Finally, my shoes are one of the gifts Chandelle has left out at the fair, Care covered them here!

That’s all for now! Be sure to head over to The black fair and pick up some of these for yourself. Most of the stores at the fair have at least one gift out and a couple of them had more!

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PS. Sorry for not posting yesterday! I wasn’t feeling very inspired unfortunately. But I’m buzzing with ideas now and I can’t wait to get back into the flow!

The free

Lingerie: Moda – Merletto lingerie set (TBF)

Lipstick: MC – Red glossy lips (TBF, comes in a pack of 9 makeups)

Mirror: Wet cat – Mirror mirror prop set (TBF)

Shoes: Chandelle – Shoe Cice (TBF)

Nail appliers: The skinnery – Slink carbon nail appliers (TBF)

Ring: Maxi gossamer – Black Roho (TBF)

The not-so-free

Hair: Magika – Yesterday

Skin: Glam affair – Katya (C88)

Hairband: Rhuude – Spiked floral headband