“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

Fairytale

TUNES

A few days ago I was very happy as Kristine Lowey, owner and designer of Chrysalis, was in my IMs telling me, she send me her latest release for blogging. I was following Chrysalis for a while and they released many interesting and high quality outfits. The ideas sometimes where very innovative and new and sometimes very cute and sweet like the “Rosalina” dress that I am going to showcase today.

The dress itself consists in the corset, a wonderful aerial tutu with a skirt under it that reminded me on the old petticoat or underskirt skelet of the past times that made all the skirt so puffy and big :p. To make it easier, to wear the corset and as well move with it, you have an alpha layer that hides the parts that would stick through. “Rosalinda” is available in different amazing summer colors. The textures of the layers and prims show the fantastic skills of Kristine Lowey and all the wonderful little decorations show the love for the detail she puts in her creations. The sweet little roses not only made of one single color, all the beautiful set shadows and lights that let this wonderful dress come to live… simply stunning.

The sweet ballet shoes are as well part of this wonderful outfit. To see all the amazing colors and more of the incredible designs of Kristine Lowey, you better make your way to the Chrysalis Mainstore and take a look by yourself 😉

Details

Dress (incl. shoes) Chrysalis – “Rosalina” – NEW

Hair: [e] – “Over” (mesh)

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Miamai – A special dress for a special cause!!!

Monica Outlander:

“What happens when you ask a five year old self ordained Princess “What’s your dream gown, Raven?” Well of course you get the response of “PINK AND SPARKLY AND HEARTS AND PINK AND BUTTERFLIES AND MORE PINK AND BALLERINNAAAAAA!”
Luckily I’m *also* deep down a five year old self ordained Princess really, and my favourite things also happen to be pinksparklyheartybutterflyeyballerina stuff too. And so Raven Sparklefairy ordained that this gown be created, and who am I to argue with royalty? I hope that the little girl inside you gets as big a thrill out of this dress as we both did.

The Raven Sparklefairy gown was also made as a special 100% fundraising item to the Extend A Helping Hand charity now happening; this wonderful event run by Sanura Sakai is providing immediate disaster relief to the victims of the floods that are currently devastating Queensland in Australia.

Why am I involved? There is a family in Australia that have adopted me through Second Life, through a beloved friend of mine and although they aren’t anywhere near the affected state, they are still saddened by the news. And there isn’t a better way to cheer up a little girl than to make her dreams come to life, especially when those dreams result in one of the cheeriest things I’ve ever made.
At the moment Raven Sparklefairy – named after the little girl and her title – is only available at the EAHH location, but afterwards will be added to the permanent Black Label designs at Miamai.
Because the Princess demands it.”

Details

Outfit: Miamai – “[BlackLabel] Raven SparkleFairy” – (not available anymore)

Hair: Miamai – “Chloe” /black

Skin: Glam Affair – “Gio” – NEW

Jewelry & Nails: Finesmith Design – “Noir”

Balletshoes: Slink

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

SL Art Couture – The Fashion Teller presents: The Nutcracker