The Winter Queen

What’s winter without at least one appearance of the Empress of the Snows? This version takes the wonderful gown that Tres Beau created for Sazzy Oh for Miss Virtual World 2012, and changes things around some. I left off the headdress (which drops snowflakes all around in the store version), and substituted more “ice” in the form of diamond and silver jewelry.

Every winter,
When the great sun has turned his face away,
The earth goes down into a vale of grief,
And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables,
Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay –
Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses.

— Charles Kingsley, Saint’s Tragedy (act III, sc. 1)

And here is the ice: mostly goodies from Chop Zuey, which I’m not sure gets enough attention from the blogging community. (See below for more details.)

Now winter nights enlarge
The number of their hours,
And clouds their storms discharge
Upon the airy towers….

— Thomas Campion, “Winter Nights”

In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter
Long ago.

— Christina Rossetti, “In the Bleak Mid-Winter”

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The cool (not to say “icy”) details:

  • Skin: Wunderlich Heavy Metal (silver)
  • Eyes: Sterling Artistry Jeweled Eyes (diamond)
  • Hair: Tukinowaguma Yukie (white, script-tinted silver)
  • Costume: Tres Beau Miss Canada
  • Shoes: Bax Coen Prestige boots (silver)
  • Gloves: Mimikri — no longer available
  • Jewelry by Chop Zuey: Ancient Alignment earrings, necklace and bangle (right wrist); Hospitable Snowflakes white ring and Trifles ring (right hand); Falling Snow bracelets (left wrist) (all of these in diamonds/silver)
  • Other jewelry: Alienbear Design KrisCar tiara; Paper Couture Times Square ring (left hand)
  • Makeup: Glamorize Dirty Babe lipstick (stainless steel); Baiastice GlitterNight eyeshadow (silver); BOOM Liquid Glaze (silver/lashed); White~Widow Paradise tattoo (silver); Adam n Eve Glamour Prim lashes

Photographed in Winter Dreams region.  WindLight setting:  Torley Linden’s “Chinese Legacy” (modified by me to brighten face and features)

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