Take a bow

eerie valkyrie in angels demons Aliza Karu just announced that she is shuttering AD Creations Doll House, aka Angels and Demons, after 8 years. I was lucky enough to blog for Aliza for a number of years. She would send out a groaning box packed with costumes that might be both fluffy and angular at the same time and were always satisfyingly gothic. Can you imagine what would happen if all the pieces of all those dresses got jumbled up in one package? Someone unimaginative and uptight like me would put all the strict black pieces in one pile, all the frothy pieces in another pile and everything colourful under the sofa. That would leave me with funny hats and arty pics. When Aliza concocted outfits based on books, she introduced me to Haruki Murakami’s IQ84 with her double-moon dress. And when it came time to do The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy she very thoughtfully provided the towel essential to space travel as well as a hat made out of the whale and an incoming flowerpot. You have until February 6 to find these creations and more at [AD]. There will be a tribute show in-world as part of Ferosh on January 24 at 10AM.
all the world The [AD] Combat helmet and wings have been waiting in my armoury, I mean my inventory, for ages. Portia so rarely gets called into battle. Here she’s pretending to be a young, couture-clad opera diva posing for a portrait to advertise her upcoming turn as Brunhilde. Plausible, no? (Please don’t try to make sense of the Egyptian ankh and the bites. Outfits quickly spin out of control when one starts playing with Aliza.)

AD Creations Dolls House
[AD] Combat helmet – Gold (with resize, also comes in silver metal)
[AD] Combat wings – Gold (with resize, also comes in silver metal)
[AD] Heat (mesh jacket from outfit that includes white net skirt and grey leatherish underwear) [AD] outfits are usually one size, so be sure to try the demo!
Tee*fy Faye High-Cut Skirt – Maitreya – Black
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Antielle, Appetizer, Bites and Blood full-body tattoo
Birdy. Red skin ~Porcelaine~ with scar (Limited edition Enchanted) Bare (not available)
[.ARISE. Mana Eyebrows Soft (natural brown – tintable)
.{S0NG} :: Anim~ Aqua Eye
/Wasabi Pills/ Hairbase – SHAVED – (a freebie from Fantasy Faire 2012)
#187# Handcuffs Melee Black-Gold
– .HoD. – Deardriu Piercing (Female Fit)
– .HoD. – Elegy MESH Facial Piercing (F)
Remarkable Oblivion – Oracle Collar – past GG
pose 1 bang!
pose 2 Mabinogion
shot at the theatre on the Lookingglass sim: this is one of my favourite settings and one of the only place where I can get sunlight and shadows!
Windlights, Annan Adored (modded)

Ruffle me this

uh oh Aliza Karu of Angels and Demons Creations is back with dramatic gowns designed for the latest edition of Ferosh magazine, which is fabulous. I stripped 00:00 down to the bones: lots of rear ruffles calling attention to long bared legs and a harness decked with lace-filled picture frames. You can wear just one picture frame but I figure three gets you the full-on Guilty Remnant feel. (That’s not an obscure reference if Justin Theroux makes you melt.)
fair play Turn about is fair play. I hear tell of a tiny female domme who is topping a top I dislike. All she’s needed is an evil laugh, a little rope and a smattering of seeding. It couldn’t happen to a meaner guy.

[AD] 00:00 (NEW; see the whole outfit here; ty Aliza!)
Exile::Check Out Time (NEW at Collabor88)
[theSkinnery]Ming-Bare face(ebony) BB CL2
Nox. Beauty Marks [Four]
Visage, Beauty Marks – set 07 – dark
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Freckles w Moles
.la petite morte. regret under liner. black
Goth1c0: Arcane tattoo chest (ye olde iteme)
*BOOM* Fearless wrist cuff (v2) Silver
*Reign.- Monarch Heels- Black
poses PDA
shot at Tierra de Fuego

Blown away

flyslow Portia is blown away by Aliza Karu’s new Black Rook skirt for Angels and Demons. You can buy only the skirt at the mainstore or go to A6D to buy the matching romantic top (not shown here) and get a HUD for 50% off the skirt.
hornedoakley If they don’t get stuck in the gacha dispenser, Zibska’s ginormous horns are sure to thrill the throngs at Fantasy Gacha Carnival, which opens on August 10. There are several monochrome commons available and a rare version which features a colour-change HUD. Sian Pearl’s Child of Atlantis earrings are making a stately procession from We <3 Roleplay to the Chariot mainstore. (By that I mean she’s mucking about in a caravan with her family and has completely forgotten about SL for the moment.)
flownsma I had way too much fun with this shoot.

[Angels and Demons] Black Rook mesh skirt (NEW; buy the matching top at A6D to get a HUD for 50% off the skirt at the main store) ty Aliza!
Zibska, Lifa ~ Headpiece and Necklace (NEW; coming soon at Fantasy Gacha Carnival) ty Zib!
[Chariot] Child of Atlantis earring – Ruby of Meru (NEW; soon available in the mainstore) ty Sian!
Opall*Hikaru bracelets Mouse
[Le Forme] Heroin Body Black
.DirtyStories. 69 Leg Tattoo (free)
ALB, LION gladiator heels 2 XS by AnaLee Balut needs Slink high feet
Clemmm, white tintable lashes
{S0NG} :: Chibi~ Abyss Eye
-Glam Affair – Oakley skin – Asia 06 A (old gacha: try yard sales)
pose one and three: Grafica, Drift pack (ty Alyx!)
location: Urban Decay

Hats are huge

If you like a fancy-ass hat, the Art in Hats event should be your next stop’n’shop. Anorak is sporting the new Mind Flying hat from Aliza Karu of Angels and Demons. Up top and round back it’s decorated with veiled and chained horns and bound wings. In the front, a slim triangular opening reveals only your av’s mouth. Its black and white folds evoke a nun’s headgear. Which is why your av needs to wear a slogan t-shirt and high-cut shorts—along with a slick of red lipstick. This is the only way to balance the forces of good and hella tight. There are a few awesome freebies hidden in an inner chamber at the event. Out in the open, you will find two free full-perm avatars by Meilo Minotaur and CapCat Ragu. [Thanks to Quan Lavender for the correction on the names!] One is a doll bedecked with roses and the other bears a close resemblance to a head of cabbage. There’s a gorgeous fashion photo of each hat and each one is also available for purchase. Prices for the hats vary widely, and it’s tough to guess which of the buy options will leave you reeling and which will have you squealing. Continue reading

J’aime ça

laced I could have made this outfit much more tasteful if I’d chosen the black lace bodysuit from B.D.R. But I love black and pink together, and I don’t see why a goth hat has to make an avi evil. Cameron Vasiliov’s bodysuit—which comes in many stirring colours—can be worn with or without the gloves and stockings. You have a choice of covered-up or classic decolletage. And there are appliers for body parts I have never heard of. Aliza Karu’s Sophia hat for Angels and Demons is a 100% donation item for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation at this year’s World Goth Fair. There are horns and flowers, jewels and netting, and it’s resizable in case you want to ruin all the fun and make it proportional with your avi’s implants. More of those and credits too below the cut. Continue reading

Holiday spirit

blendxx Anorak went to Kustom9 so I could get a shot of her in the sim’s beautiful tunnel of trees. Slowly it dawned on me that she bore more than a passing resemblance to the Xmas tree, and I took some really horrible shots of her standing next to it. (Perhaps I should have derendered the giant candy canes, which can only negate the spirit of goth.) When Anorak started making moves on the snowman I did have to admit that they made a cute couple.

Credits to creators
[AD Creations Doll House] Gurk (NEW and only at Zenshi’s Winter Fair Frost till December 30th; ty Aliza!)
Zibska, Edera necklace (colour change; includes a circlet, bracelet and armband) (NEW at the Woodlands Round of The Fantasy Collective; ty Zib!)
[ no. 7 ] Circus Femme (ty Shortie the Sugarplum!)
Cheap Makeup- Strong eyebrows (NOW on Marketplace!)
+Nuuna+ Kati Skin [Fair]
The Muses, Editorial package

Hella posh

halxo Hallowe’en is the busiest time of year for a Second Life blogger. I suspect that olden-days bloggers were so desperate trying to choose the perfect eyes to match the best horns that they invented trick or treating. They knew what modern science has yet to confirm—that without dozens of small individually wrapped artificially flavored pieces of chewy sugar our brains cannot tell the difference between poses for fast zombies and poses for slow ones.

bkwtHalo, the new outfit from Aliza Karu for Angels and Demons, is the most elegant gown Portia has ever worn. The shape is divine. Those panels wrap around the hips like hands. I especially love the combination of fabrics and the limited palette of softened black and washed-out blue and brown. I admit to being so taken with the dress that I did three separate photo shoots trying to do it justice. I finally decided that I was overthinking the dam. What matters is showing it to all of you. Please visit my Flickr page for another pic.

Credits to creators
Angels and Demons Creations Halo dress (comes with hat shown here and a posture collar not shown) (NEW; ty Aliza!)
*LpD* MakeUp – *Sonya* Complete (NEW at Cosmetic Fair; ty Nevery!)
LG Concept_Gap teeth lips red (very old)
.la petite morte. wixson pale fantasy 2 NB CL (not available)
-Suicidal Unborn!- Jelly Eyes Tricolor *Basic* (LARGE) (gift in shop)
Letis Tattoo :: Hannya :: 75% :: Not the face :: MM13021 (comes with hand, foot, boob and butt appliers) (at Perfect Wardrobe)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Medium
blackliquid, floral fall nails (for Slink hands)
Pic one: [Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Jade Bracelets and Rings (89L at Material Girls)
blackliquid, Kaja earrings
Pic two: [Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Jade Earrings (come with necklace) (89L at Material Girls) [I changed my mind about the earrings because I realized that if Portia was going to wear emeralds she should drip with them. Styling 101, eh?]
[Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Jade Bracelets and Rings (89L at Material Girls)
~Tableau Vivant~ Dreamscape Hair – Horns (part of a hairdo at Body Mod fair)
“LoQ Hairs” Hairbase – Jet Black
pose one: The Muses
pose two: PDA
GIMPage was waged

Sauve qui peut


Is it possible to be hypnotized into procrastination?

Credits to creators
h.m.a.e.m. – Fedora (headpiece) (very limited edition at The Couturiers Docks; ty Riri Nini!)
h.m.a.e.m. – bastet bracelet (part of a set)
h.m.a.e.m. – Thais earrings and necklace
[Angels and Demons] Euridice gown pink (ty Aliza Karu!)
“TSG” Stella in Siren/Lilac/Bust (not available)
:[Plastik]:-Haunt-Sickness eyes (these are often included in 50L and Lazy Sunday skins, so if you like em check your inventory)
marukin, [nadja] how I live altogether (Designers United)

Been saving it all for you


The Gallery Gift Shop is celebrating its second anniversary. Every month TGGS mistressmind Shortcake Sugarplum curates a lovely collection of art, clothing, accessories, home furnishings and greenery. This month, in honour of the anniversary, Ms. Sugarplum has been awake nights doing what one does with big data. This data is not just numbers, so it must be munched, not crunched. Putting her waistline at risk, Ms. Sugarplum came up with a profile of the average TGGS customer. Apparently, she looks something like the girl you see in today’s pics. And yes, she is a virgin, in SL at least.


Credits to creators
limo to The Gallery Gift Shop
thank you TGGS creators!
::WEG::: Belle de Jour Stripe M (NEW; at TGGS starting July 15)
Zibska, Phoebe ~ Earring and Necklace (colour change) (NEW group gift; ty Zib!)
[Angels and Demons Creations] looks flowers mesh glasses (NEW; at Gypset Market; ty Aliza!) [Join the free BeStyle Readers group when you arrive at the shop in order to buy the items.]
[Angels and Demons Creations] MTL hat (not available)
+Nuuna+ Kati Skin [Fair] cleavage
[UMEBOSHI] Lunar 2 eyes -Deep-(NEW; at TGGS starting July 15)
[ #7 ] D I S C O V E R Y Mustache Your Lips – red (at TGGS starting July 15)
Eaters Coma – GIFT 03 (S) / Dark Chestnut (group gift)
::je::suis, magnifique::bangles reds
:FANATIK: Tyrolia vintage bangle
GIMPed for your pleisure