“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 ♥
Outfit: Moon Amore – “Etheral Time / Hourglass Body” (Gacha, Rare)
Shoes: N-Core – “Ballet” (Maitreya)
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
Backdrop: Chaotic Creative – “Center Stage Scenebox” (not anymore available)
Circus Ring: Chaotic Creative – “Aerial Dolls Trapeze” (not anymore available)