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Bunny Tales

Posted by Stephen Bentham on January 26, 2009

Bunny Tales   Bunny Tales

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Subtle Touches and Needful Things

Posted by Caliah Lyon on December 15, 2008

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The Witching Hour

Posted by Caliah Lyon on October 30, 2007

As All Hallows’ Eve draws nigh, and revenants and wraiths cross over from the paths of the dead to haunt the doorsteps of the living, one would be wise to follow their lead and adopt a spectral guise.

Whether if you waited till late, or found just one costume in which to make the rounds of the many celebrations that mark this season, there are more than a few more that are worth acquiring, even if Halloween were past.

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The winged serpent that was said to constantly gnaw at the deepest root of Yggdrasil, Nidhogg means “tearer of corpses.”

Nidhogg, Bare Rose, $L150. Hair: Deviant Kitties Symon in White, $L175; Skin: Cake Jessica Pearl in Rain, $1250; Boots (not shown): Armidi Gisaci Kyoto Black on Black Boots, $L375.

Whether the costume of a courtesan or a Japanese ghost, the Thorn of Beauty is beautiful and elaborate enough to draw glances from your fellow fiends and night creatures.

Thorn of Beauty in Blue, Bare Rose, $L180. Hair: Yukiko in Midnight by Cherry Tokyo, L$150; Skin: Cake Jessica Pearl in Rain.

The Titania’s Court Faun avatars have long had their share of admirers – and what better time to try one on than Halloween?

Titania’s Court Female Faun Avatar in Snow by Riann Maltese, $L600. Hair: Kin Amaunet in White, $L100; Skin: Cake Jessica Pearl in Brat, $L1250; Clothes: Snow Mummy from Bare Rose, $L135. Accessories: Antlers from Lady of Deer, Bare Rose, L$145.

Angels needn’t be snowy-feathered and haloed with light, and at a masquerade your costume should speak for itself. You can’t go wrong with an ensemble by Bare Rose, Nicky Ree and a mask from Illusions.

Behind the Mask, Bare Rose, $L145 (mask, shirt, pants, mermaid skirt and shoulder feathers); Nicky Ree Swan Queen (upper prim sleeves and cuffs) in Black, L$980. Illusions Columbina Mask in Black/Silver, L$125 (modified with feathers from the Gracile hat) and Black Angel Wings (as yet unreleased); TaP Long Leather Gloves in Black, L$100; Armidi Gisaci Kyoto Black/Black Boots. Hair: Kin Lucy in White, L$100; Skin: Cake Jessica Pearl in Rain. Accessories: Staff (modified) from the Magma Succubus Avatar, Grendel’s Children.

Happy Halloween!

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A Darker Season

Posted by Caliah Lyon on September 27, 2007

The month of October, and Halloween, draws nigh, and with it its balls and costume parties and masquerades.

It’s fitting that these outfits here have a slightly darker, yet elegant edge to them, though I feel it’s too early yet to don a mask. Nicky Ree’s Swan Queen in Black is a dramatic ensemble appropriate for the season, and I couldn’t resist including it in my style diary post during my break. I rather like how the feathers in the skirt look like brush strokes from a painting in this particular photo.

Black and Blood
Left: Shirt and shoulder prims from the EGA Noble Black, Bare Rose; Black Stripes Austere Corset from Kyoot; Gloves, underpants and pants from the Rebecca Outfit, Last Call; Liah Boots in Onyx from Last Call Vamp; Chatelaine Shoulder Brooch in Silver (chains removed), Ariane Ring in Silver/Diamond and Dauphine Earrings in Silver/Jet (unreleased) from Muse. Hair: Paris in Harbor, Naughty.

Right: Swan Queen in Black by Nicky Ree; Hair: Hermia in Nickel Burnt (tinted) from ETD.

Shopping Information:
Bare Rose by June Dion, Bare Rose, (146, 11, 38)
Kyoot by Saeya Nyanda, Vakkert Gal (190, 224, 22)
Last Call/Last Call: Vamp by Ginny Talamasca & Lyra Muse, Dazzle (68, 11, 27)
Muse by Caliah Lyon, Linji (143, 151, 49)
Naughty (Influence Hair) by Lost Thereian, Naughty Island (82, 112, 23)
Nicky Ree by Nicky Ree, Deco (86, 97, 34)
ETD Hair by Elikapeka Tiramisu, ETD Isle (212, 216, 26)

I may be on a short break with smaller releases rather than large ones, as I’ve decided to move stores, and the preparation will likely last all month, even if it’s already underway. I’m hoping I won’t be too overworked for new releases and freebies. Stay tuned 🙂

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Cherry Blossoms

Posted by Caliah Lyon on August 2, 2007

It’s rather rare these days that I see something on the blogs that immediately qualifies as a must-have. I’ve grown much pickier than I was as a dewy-eyed noob, so much so that I spend a lot of my shopping time searching fruitlessly for something to satisfy my acquisition fetish.

When Cherry Tokyo announced this release I knew I absolutely had to have it. If, in Western dress, my tastes tend to run toward the simple and monochromatic, when it comes to Japanese attire in SL I have a weakness for sakurabana (cherry blossoms) and the colour pink on kimonos and furisode – so long as the pattern is intricate and the kimono of good quality.



Cherry Tokyo Pink Uchikake and Kimono; Momoware Hair by Ruru Nagy of Lala Moon

This was not just a kimono, but an uchikake – the long, ornate overcoat once worn by women of the upper classes prior to the Edo period, now traditional wedding garb. There are two obis – a geisha/maiko obi, tied at back, and the oiran (a highly-ranked courtesan) obi, tied at the front. All nineteen pieces of this ensemble are no copy and no mod; however, there is a modifiable shape included made to fit the kimono exactly. I chose to see if I could get my uchikake custom-fit, as everything else fit perfectly. Cherry was very accomodating, and spoke of how she takes the kimono prints from her own collection.


The pink uchikake/kimono with a Kasa (parasol) by Rumi Simpson. The Kasa can open and close, and drops particle cherry blossoms.


The kimono, sans uchikake. Hair: Left – Smooth in Black by Kin Keiko; Right – Momoware by Ruru Nagy

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