Aliza Karu makes me want to read. The Angels and Demons creator is collaborating with Libriamo Tutti to celebrate a different book each month. This month’s Booklook is inspired by Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84, which I now want to read. [UPDATE: I am now reading it and have been for a while, and will be for a while, since it's over 1,000 pages long. If you can make it to page 487 (in the English edition), when Aomame goes to work on Leader, the book does indeed turn wonderful. But those first 486 pages—ho hum, not "ho ho."] Ms. Karu’s gorgeous ensemble includes miniature versions of the two moons that shine over Murakami’s Tokyo. In this ensemble, they float over an av’s shoulder, set off by a transparent train that rises up instead of trailing behind. Check out Callie Oh’s classic pic for a better sense of the whole look.
I suspect that this is a wedding gown, but given my recent complaints about men, I choose to see Portia as some kind of wintry vengeance demon. A scorned woman’s wish is her command.
Credits to creators
[AD Creations Dollhouse] Tribute to 1Q84 (NEW; ty Aliza Karu!)
Belleza- Noel Spring Skin (yesterday’s 50L F)
MIASNOW, Tears Makeup (V day subo gift)
JnD2, Galatea Nipples Vampire Medium Tattoo [because I maxed out on buoyancy and still couldn't see Portia's goods]
:[Plastik]:- Valah Markings- recolorable
[Shag] – Cherie (roots) – vodka
:: Purple Moon :: Winter Queen in Ice Gloves (from most recent group gift)
.:* LOULOU&CO *:. – Garter :: PISTOLERO :: White
ISON – carazon boot -S- (silver)
Stygian, Serpent Collar (this I got free eons ago; it might be in Dari’s Haus box of bondage freebies on Marketplace)
: Amorous : Die Schlacht (Earrings) (part of a set)
:Finesmith, Ring Winter love (recent gift)
poses: Del May and ???!!!
The pleated, pearl-beaded collar of Aliza Karu’s new Hoci dress made me think of Elizabeth I. How the TV got into the picture is anyone’s guess. (On second thought, it’s better we leave that one to my shrink.) Hoci is an elegant and delicate dress. The black skirt features an overlay of lace. The neck, sleeves and waist are adorned with long wavy fingers of black fringe. The dress itself is mesh and only comes in one size, so you should try the demo. In order to fit the mesh outfits from Angels and Demons Creations, I find that I have to make Portia a bit slimmer and less büby. As the saying goes, what scales down must pump up. (In other words, my next post will make you think you’re wearing 3-D glasses.)
Credits to creators
Angels and Demons, Hoci (mesh dress in one size; ty Aliza Karu!)
MiaSnow, Sweety Pale skin with LIPS natural lite
[Shag] – Cherie (roots) – afterglow
Chop Zuey, Escape from Manila Earrings (part of a set for the Womestuff hunt)
MONS / Shocking eyes – black
Glitterati, They’re Here pose prop
set: William Weaver, Build 004 (free on Marketplace)
Not so GIMPed.
If you like avant-garde couture, you should float off to see the new gowns from Aliza Karu of Angels and Demons Creations. Ms. Karu is one of twenty creators who made gowns in white, black or red to celebrate Avenue Inc.’s fifth anniversary. My favourite by far is White Soul, a cage gown worn over a white girdle and torn fishnets. It comes complete with big soap bubbles! Of course! Much of this outfit is mesh, and it is only available in one size, so you have to be willing to adjust your shape in order to wear it.
The current group gift from LpD is this delicious witchy skin. Portia’s eyes are new from Umeboshi for The Gallery Gift Shop. The pack also includes red, purple and blue-white peepers.
Credits to creators
[AD] White soul (NEW at Cinque; ty Aliza!)
*LpD* Skins – *Andrea* Witch (Halloween) (group gift; ty Nevery!)
[UMEBOSHI] Rue eyes -Honeycomb (NEW; at The Gallery Gift Shop; ty Keiba!)
[LWL] Twitter Phone (Gold)
How Vexing, Churchwarden pipe (old subo gift)
The Muse Poses, Editorial A pack (NEW; ty Audrey!)
I forgot to write down the location. Sigh.
GIMPed but not pimped.