Child of Atlantis

Child of Atlantis
And as MetaTheodora closes, a resplendent Chariot rises! The main store is currently under construction but sian has been releasing many beautiful items at events across the grid. Both the ‘Child of Atlantis‘ earrings and the ‘Rosettes of Sirius‘ are available in 5 colours at L$120 each (fatpack L$360) – exclusively discounted by 25% for this month’s round of We Love Role-Play. I’m not sure I can find the words to adequetely express how stunning and detailed this jewelry is.. it just is! sian has the kind of skill with ‘shiny things’ that makes me insanely jealous while crushing hard at the same time. sian shares some of hisher knowledge of baking “shiny metals in Blender” here for those interested – it’s also a great link to follow to see a completely awesome closeup of the jewelry.

The beautiful tattoo makeup is ‘Kai‘ by Nuuna Nitely and is currently only available at the Cosmetic Fair Beach Party (open until July 30th) – it costs just L$100 for a pack of 11 fab colours and also includes an applier for Slink Physique. As soon as I saw it I thought it would be perfect the perfect companion for sian’s jewelry (a great excuse for buying something I really wanted anyway!) – Nuuna has an incredible talent for exactly the kind of eye-catching and unusual makeup that I have a huge weakness for – her mainstore can be found here and I really recommend a visit.

My skin, complete with the very kissable stomach freckle, is ‘Dark Elf‘ by Chandra Masala of Jalwa – a name I wasn’t familiar with (I don’t get out much) but spotted at this month’s round of We Love Role-Play. I’ve just popped my head into the main store and its sister clothing shop, Bilo – I need to go back for a proper look soon; the textures in both are gorgeous! This pack includes brow and cleavage options in addition to a variety of appliers – it’s discounted exclusively to L$499 (a reduction of 30% off the usual sale price) for the duration of the event so if you’d like to grab it at this price be sure to hop on over before the end of the month!

In other news, I’m currently working on a little plot for myself and store/gallery/whatever. I’m tired of standing in an empty box so I thought I would carve out a little niche. I’ve still added a private studio for working in way up high but made an effort to actually make it feel like home for a change! The rest of it is still very much under construction with nothing yet set for sale but I’m hoping it will be more of a nice little hideaway to relax than a traditional store. It won’t be as prettyful as other places as I’m constrained by size, prim allowance and lack of landscaping talent.. but if you would like to visit any time you are more than welcome!

I’ll post some pics when I’m more organized!

Until next time – take care, lovelies ❤

Credits

Accessories
Forehead Jewel: ‘Rosette of Sirius (Sapphire of the Rmoahals)‘ – Chariot (@We Love Role-Play) – L$120*
Earrings: ‘Child of Atlantis Earrings (Rmoahal Sapphire)‘ – Chariot (@We Love Role-Play) – L$120*
(*review copies – diolch yn fawr, sian!)

Body
Hair: ‘Cornrows Hairbase (BlueBlack)‘ – booNL$300 – 14-colour pack
Skin: ‘Dark Elf (Smoke, No Brow)‘ – Jalwa (@We Love Role-Play) – L$499
Eyes: ‘Ghost Eyes v.4‘ – ClemmmL$130
Lashes: ‘Oil Spill Lashes‘ – no.7L$49
Makeup: ‘Kai (Blue)‘ – +Nuuna+ (@Cosmetic Fair Beach Party) – L$100 – 11-colour pack
Shape: a modified version of my usual shape

Photo Tools
Pose: ‘High Kneel‘ – =Sticky Candy=L$50
Eye Position: ‘Expression HUD v1.0‘ – AnyPoseL$0 – Freebie
Windlight Setting: ‘new sky‘ by sian – available for download here

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Hellebore

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I have a huge weakness for unusual skins so I was delighted when I found Nuuna Nitely‘s store. This particular skin was just L$1 from the ‘Freebies and Cheapies’ wall and includes eyes to complete a very striking look. I’m pretty sure I’ll be making a return visit soon as there are other items I neeeeeed!

The hand-jewelry from Vika is something I’ve had my eye on for a while and I was really happy to find a use for it – the bones sit over system hands and have a chain to the wrist and finger (a version without nails is also included in the pack). Personally I think the design is stunning and seriously underpriced at just L$99 – not that I’m gonna argue with a bargain!

This dramatic hair is a gift at the always-fabulous Zibska and comes with 5 colours in the pack. To finish it off I used a free hairbase from Amacci – this particular style has soft curls at the neck and temples which I just adore; their huge hairbase fatpacks are completely free and well worth picking up!

In an attempt to keep with the somewhat surreal theme I modded my shape more than usual: elongating the body, flattening the chest and rounding the belly a bit. I also wanted a pretty basic pose to keep the line nice and straight and to fit the emptiness of the overall mood. I couldn’t find exactly what I had in mind so I ventured into creating something myself from scratch using Animare – I’d only ever used it to tweak hand positions before but the HUD and online instructions are really user-friendly so I got what I needed without too many problems. Obviously, this is just a really simple pose that I made for my own use – but if anyone thinks it might come in handy for them too just give me a shout in-world and I’ll be more than happy to pass along a free copy.

Once I’d put this look together I knew where I had to go to take shots – the fantastic Cherry Manga‘s Insanity sim. It’s breathtaking, as always, and strikes a chord with me that I find difficult to put into words (so I’ll just use some of my old ones if you don’t mind). It’s desolate but beautiful and definitely thought-provoking, and I highly recommend a visit.

Finally, I have some exciting news (well, it’s exciting to me!): I’ve been added to Seraphim’s event blogging team and they’ve all been immensely welcoming and fab. I’ve got a lot to learn but I’m so happy to be a part of a project I’ve been a huge admirer of for such a long time! ❤ *dances*

Scroll down for full credits and I’ll be back soon!

Until then,

all best wishes ❤

Hellebore 2

Credits

Clothing
Nipple Covers: ‘Wicked Nipple Pasties (Black)‘ – SoedaraL$95

Accessories
Hand Jewelry: ‘Hand Bones with Claws‘ – VikaL$99 (no nails version also included)

Body
Hair: ‘Giddy (Black)‘ – ZibskaL$0 – Freebie (5-colour pack)
Hairbase: ‘Hairbase Tattoo 2 (Black Coal)‘ – AmacciL$0 – Freebie, fatpack
Skin: ‘Halloween 2010‘ – NuunaL$1 – Dollarbie (also includes eyes)
Eyes: ‘Creepy Black Eyes‘ – NuunaL$1 (included with above skin)
Shape: ‘Keri‘ – Panda PunxL$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join] (body modified a fair bit)

Phototools
Pose 1: ‘Still‘ – by Chiana Oh/not for sale*
*but if anyone thinks it’ll be useful to them feel free to give me a shout in-world and I’ll send you a copy!
Pose 2: as above but using Animare to tweak my position
Windlight Setting: ‘Bryn Oh’s Immersiva Grey Dust
Editing: GIMP & PicMonkey

Location
Insanity by Cherry Manga