“Am I Beautiful Yet?”

“Am I Beautiful Yet?”
I’ve blinded my eyes with ornament. Replaced my limbs with ornament. Cut out my organs for ornament. Am I beautiful yet? I can dance for you. Watch me. I will never stop dancing. Never stop watching. Never. Stop. Or else.

For the the theme of ‘Freak Show’, I’ve put together this circus ballerina. Her limbs are wrapped in gold with pink accents, as well as barbs, some tinted with blood. Ballet is known for being brutal in its precision, and this type of decoration carries the metaphor visually.

Her face is obscured by a mask of similar style. Floral designs, especially that of the thorny rose, are prominently featured here almost like a religious icon. It is perhaps one of the most eye catching pieces of the style, in part representing her inability to see the world for what it is. She is blinded by her preconception of what beauty is, and is unable to appreciate the world around her.

Finally to pull it all together, the most unsettling piece is her torso body mod. Many strive for an hourglass shape, but the tragic ballerina has assumed a literal hourglass, complete with animated sands. Yet another clever visual metaphor representing the years of life she’s shaved off by taking her pursuit of the beauty ideal to unhealthy lengths and destroying parts of herself in the process.

The entire style combines fragility, obsession, suffering, and horror into a form of visual storytelling, in order to tell a very tragic story.

As stated above, the look was made for a special show hosted by Madd Modelz on the amazing “Uri Jefferson’s Freakshow” sim (SURL). We all had to write our own descriptions for our styles and presentation and I had in mind what I wanted to say but since I am not a native English speaker, it mostly doesn’t sound as I want it to be. This time I had great help from a dear friend – Tour Blanche, the partner of my sweet sister Consuela Blanche. He is a god with words and made my idea sound so amazing, that I could not just have it for the show. I wanted them to be visible for longer than the few minutes of the show and he allowed me to post them here on my blog. Thank you for that Tour ♥

Clothing

Outfit: Moon Amore – “Etheral Time / Hourglass Body” (Gacha, Rare)

Shoes: N-Core – “Ballet” (Maitreya)

Accessories

Collar: aisling – “Nura”

Headpiece: Moon Amore – “Etheral Time / Decima Mask – Gold” (Gacha, Common)

Arm/Hand Wraps & Nails: Moon Amore – “Etheral Time / Chronos Arms” (Gacha, Rare)

Leg Wraps: Moon Amore – “Etheral Time / Chronos Legs” (Gacha, Common)

Hair & Makeup

Hair: KoKoLoReS – “Runa”

Makeup: .::Nanika::. – “Gold Eyeshadow” (LeLutka Applier)

Makeup 2: CURELESS[+] – “Noel Set” (Omega Applier)

Eyelashes: alaskametro<3 – “Slay” (LeLutka Applier)

Lipstick: alaskametro<3 – “Impressionist” (Omega Applier)

Body & Tattoo

Head: LeLutka – “Aida 3.4”

Eyes: -SU!– – “Aure Eyes” (Group Gift)

Body: Maitreya – “Lara 4.1”

Neck: CURELESS[+] – “Dog Bites” (Omega Applier)

Knees: Izzie’s – “Knee Wounds” (Maitreya Applier)

Skin: CURELESS[+] – “Morphine” (Omega Applier)

Poses & Props

Poses: Poseidon

Set:

Backdrop: Chaotic Creative – “Center Stage Scenebox” (not anymore available)

Circus Ring: Chaotic Creative – “Aerial Dolls Trapeze” (not anymore available)

Model & Photographer

Wicca Merlin

Today is Tomorrow’s Yesterday…

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And again I find myself in a dark and fantasy mood and with he Fantasy Gacha items from EMO-tions and the amazing outfit from Lybra it kinda put itself together one by one 😉

In my case dark mood does not mean automatically bad mood ;). I just enjoy dark stylings a lot and sometimes they might look  bit depressive but in general I just love that mood and look.

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I started with the amazing “Mantus” hair from EMO-tions. It is a hairstyle that comes with so many different options that you have so much more than just one hairstyle if you purchase the “Mantus” hair style.

You can choose between hairbase with a bun or bangs only. Furthermore you can use the flexi pony tail or the rigged mesh one and add some upper hair on top of the hair base as well like I did for the rigged pony tail in my today’s styling. As well I used the face chains and horns, wich as well are in the whole package!

Now for this amazing fantasy hair I wanted to make something special and the “Captive Heart” outfit from Lybra came to my mind. A super sexy but as well very strong-looking ensemble.

The long sleeved top has an amazing front wich parts below the chest and gives a sexy peek on your belly. The bra part itself is decorated with some silver studs. The short and seductive hot pants and even more sexyness to the whole look. The huge chain wings really caught my heart. It must have taken days to put those together.

More and more an idea for the complete look did grow in my head and certainly it was a dark fantasy one, my favourite styles anyway 😉

I remembered the “Bellona” set from EMO-tions, wich is part of the Fantasy Gacha Fair at the moment. If you get all parts you have a wonderful collar, forearm and hand parts.

The “Lady of Highgarden” shoulder parts from aisling I found at a gacha event that was all about the Game of Thrones series.

Now with all the fantasy gear there was no way to just go with ‘common’ shoes. I had to use my super old “Kali Hooves” from Violet Studios.

The finish made the “Birdy” body tattoo from White Widow and one of my long time favourites makeup from Nuuna’s.

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Details

Outfit: !:Lybra:! (incl. Wings) – Captive Heart (mesh)

Hair: EMO-tions – “Mantus” (mesh)

Jewelry/Accessories: EMO-tions – “Bellona” (mesh, Fantasy Gacha)

Shoulder parts: .aisling – “Lady of Highgarden”

Hooves: Violet Studios (VS) – “Kali Hooves”

Hands: Slink – “Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual” (mesh)

Ears: Mandala – “Simple Ears” (mesh)

Tattoo: White Widow – “Birdy”

Makeup: Nuuna – “Makeup v3.7”

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca 3”

Poses: Del May

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin