Mesh is So Mainstream

So I’m all alternative (read: poor) and wearing no mesh again today:

also, I can't breathe in this

I wear all this makeup so you know I don’t care what you think

I have a bit of a thing for corsets and this one from KaS is probably my favourite, despite the fact that I find it impossible to fit.   It’s got a simple design with great little details (like all the padlocks) and is scripted to change tightness, recolour and stop you from bending in it.  I’m just kind of standing there in these shots because I couldn’t find a sit pose that looked natural in it.

this is me standing respectfully in front of the cross

My whole idea for this outfit had been to pair the corset with a mesh maxi skirt from Jane for a more goth, less punk type look but the skirt cut in to the corset so it didn’t work.   So I ended up going the other way entirely.

I love this mini skirt from Blow-Up.  It’s tiny, like coordinate-your-undies-with-your-outfit tiny but the quality and the details are awesome.  Plus I think it’s cute.

this blue eyeshadow's a bit much, even for me

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Style Card

Bra: Dutch Touch – black
Top: Trend Setterz – Black Lace mini dress
Stripped Arm Warmers: Canimal – small stripes
Prim Arm Warmers: Berries Inc – arm-warmer darkgrey
Corset: *KaS* – Waist Corset
Skirt: Blow-Up – MiniSkirt Zipped Black Denim
Underpants: Canimal – Deadly Seduction
Stockings: Vexed – Latex stockings ~Black~ stay-ups
Fishnets: WRONG – Fishnet Stockings
Boots: Evale – bound wedge boot

Collar:  HOC Industries – Good Girl Kitty Collar Pink
Long Necklace: Aly – Alexandria Diamond Cross Necklace
Bead Necklace: alaskametro<3 – Black bead strand (was Opium Everyday)
Other Necklaces: The P!nk Bandaid – Tres Diablos Necklace

Hair: Refuge – Sereena
Black Eye Shadow: Caliente Express  – Eyeshadow Smoke Eyes
Blue Eyeshadow: Oceane – Dark Blue sparkling eyeshadow
Eyelashes: Redgrave – Diva
Nails: Awesome Designs – French Tip Manicure Black
Skin: Belleza – Aiko medium group gift
Eyes: Ikon – Sunrise Eyes

Dark Fairytale

Half the reason for this blog is an excuse to get out all the old outfits I never found a reason to wear and do something fun with them.  This dress is a good example of that.  What does it take to get asked to a vampire ball around here, anyway?

Disclaimer: Unfortunately my laptop’s dying and I can’t even turn on basic shaders so consider yourself warned.

I tried doing this as a series of framed portraits but it wasn’t working for me

I almost never do gowns (this was the only one I own) but I love the gothic fairytale look.  One day I’ll wrangle up some stained glass slippers and a guy with a black princely suit and do a gothic Cinderella photoshoot.  Or I’ll hire someone else to do it so the photos come out good.

photos taken at the Skye Gothic Castle showroom

I took more photos, too, so I’m damn well going to use them:

photos taken at Alirium

pictured: inappropriate clothes for alpine tramping

As much as anything I think this whole post is a place to save ideas to come back to when I have a better computer and more time to spare.

Dress: *sugar* – Kuro
Hair: ETD – Airy (closed now)
Lipstick: the makeupbar – Isabella – Mona Lisa Smiles (really red)
Lace Mask: Nemesis – Lace for Face
Earrings: CCD – Caithlin
Choker: Curious Kitties –  Elegant Lace Neck Bracer
Skin: Belleza – Aiko medium group gift
Eyes: Ikon – ‘Sunrise’ Eyes