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SL Hallowe’en — Enter freely and of your own will….

“‘Welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring!… I am Dracula; and I bid you welcome….'”

“I was not alone. The room was the same, unchanged in any way since I came into it; I could see along the floor, in the brilliant moonlight, my own footsteps marked where I had disturbed the long accumulation of dust. In the moonlight opposite me were three young women, ladies by their dress and manner. I thought at the time that I must be dreaming when I saw them, for, though the moonlight was behind them, they threw no shadow on the floor.”

Bram Stoker
Dracula

Feeling a little…undead lately?  Want to dress appropriately?  Why not try this combination?  My good friend Nanceee Sinatra, co-owner of Frank’s Place (which I’ve written about several times here) also does the occasional dress under the Sinatra label.  She kindly gifted me with two colors of her Resurrection gown — appropriately named, don’t you think, for a vampire?  Especially one as sexy as this!  The skirt goes down to there on the right, and is cut up to here on the left, while the bodice plunges almost to places unknown in front, and sure does so in back.

If you’re now one of the walking dead, you have to look the part, don’t you?  No glittery skins, like those poseurs in Forks, Wash.  No, ice-pale is the way to go; and Adam n Eve had a nice super-pale geisha skin I chose here, called Mei Li 2 (the particular skin is the Geisha 1 makeup).  To go with that, a friend in the Fashion Emergency gifted me with a set of thick, black lashes you have to try on to believe!  They’re Artemis from the oBscene, and they’re excellent for the dramatic look I was aiming for here.

If you want a look like this, your shoes need to ascent to the stratosphere.  I’m not in ballet heels here, but Adam n Eve’s Babii pumps — in black, of course — fit the bill nicely.  Topping it all off, the jewelry is almost all in black pearls — Primalot’s Luna black enamel bracelet with inset pearls; Muse’s Catherine cocktail ring in gold; and Dahlinks’ Chloe back-knotted pearl strand make up most of the bling here.  I wanted a bit more color, though; a rich vampiress should have her share of diamonds, too.  So I threw into the mix a pair of platinum earrings with diamonds by RH Engel, and a favorite cocktail ring from a season or so ago by Paper Couture.

The crowning touch:  the hair is Sirena Makayla (in jet black, of course).  This is another of Sirena’s recent new releases, and is animated like so many of her ‘dos.  I’m wearing it down for this shot, but the updo is excellent as well.  (One note on the updo — when I tried it out, the hair didn’t go all the way immediately.  I had to do a teleport to get the down strands to derezz properly.  Your mileage may vary.)

Anybody know where I can find Jonathan Harker, now…?

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Frank’s The Elites Club

Nanceee and Gymmy Sinatra are at it again.  Their club, Frank’s Place, is so popular these days that they decided to branch out.  So they’ve taken a chunk of another sim — which location shall remain secret, for clear reasons — and opened up a second club, The Elites.  The club is open now, but the grand opening is planned for this Friday, November 14, at 7:00 p.m. SLT, with more activities through the weekend.

This is a membership-only club, with dues of L$1,000 a month, and you must apply for the membership.  You must wear your group tag to get on the land and stay there.  But oh, what you get if you’re a member!  First of all, you can add on one guest or secondary member for free — perfect for couples, or friends who want to share a good place to hang out.  (This can be changed once a month.)  And if you refer someone who signs up, you get a L$250 gift certificate, good at stores in the malls.

The kiosks at The Elites are for Featured Designers, who will be offering exclusive items for members, or special pricing on selected items, so there’s another reason to check it out!

Additionally, beyond the beauty of a low-lag club, you can rent the club for up to two hours a month for private parties, for free.  (More time is available; contact Jaidyn Hartsdale, the general manager, once you join for details.)  This, combined with the quality atmosphere that is Frank’s, makes your membership quite worthwhile.

How about a look around?  (Top to bottom, left to right; click on pictures for enlargement, and again for full size)

The first five photos are a tour of the main room, which is the Dance Floor and Lounge.  You’ll enter from the courtyard outside, which is being set up as the mall.  The contribution kiosks you’ll find are also where you’ll pay your membership dues every month.  Inside, you’ll find warm colors in wood and carpet, with gold trim and Art Deco motifs in the fixtures.  Several conversation nooks are set aside with club chairs and tables, while more traditional seating is beside the dance floor.  And there are plenty of stools at the bar, of course, as well as drinks.  Nanceee and Gymmy designed, built and decorated the place, and they surely know their business; you won’t find better saloonkeepers, to borrow from Danny Thomas.

If you’d like someplace a little more private, for a small party or a more intimate setting, go back to the lobby and check out the teleport pads.  These lead to a series of skybox rooms that you can have to yourself for one hour at a time.  The plan was to rent them for free, but Second Life doesn’t work that way, so the quite nominal charge of L$1 gets you an hour of time in your own private hideaway or pied-à-terre.  (The time can be extended for the same fee.)  My gallery shows three of the rooms; a fourth is being worked on at the writing, and will be themed around Hollywood in the Golden Age, similar to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel — figured wallpaper, Hurrell-style portraits of actresses, and French Provincial furniture (if I remember my college art classes correctly).

  • The Japanese Tea Room is set up as a dining room in a traditional Japanese house.  The walls are shoji screens, with tatami on the floor, and the fixtures are all lovely pieces of lacquerware and paper lanterns.  Kimono and sword displays decorate the walls, along with prints in what could be called “Oriental Modernist.”
  • The Safari Room uses pictures of African animals, and the rugs and cushions are fake-fur animal hides (yes, Frank’s is green!), while stands of bamboo grow in the corners.
  • The Sinatra Room — well, can you guess who this is dedicated to?  Needless to say, it swings, baby, like a club straight out of Fifties/Sixties Vegas; white leather seating, prints of club singers and sophisticates and (of course!) the Chairman on the walls.

Do you need any more reasons to apply?  Contact any of the Frank’s Place staff, or Elites GM Jaidyn Hartsdale, for more information.

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