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Dar'onna, Majestrix

While working up something — or at least trying to; I’m struggling for quiet time lately — I stumbled across a few old photos from 2011 that I don’t think I’ve ever published.  Both of these were shot at Omega Point, which was still standing back then.  The costume was done by Nicky Ree, once one of the doyennes of prim fashion before mesh took over; it still looks good today, and is available on the Marketplace.  The jewelry, including the phoenix headdress, was by Alienbear, and is also available.  Enjoy!

Dar'onna, Majestrix (closeup)

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Elementalist Costume and Some Amazing Hair!

A quick article, as I want to publish one more before I go on vacation. But it’s gotta be a big one, and this fits the bill….

While cruising the recent Crazy Ass Hair Hunt 2, I found this style at Griddie, and it wasn’t part of the hunt.  I dove for the vendor, and here I am in Alpha Point wearing it.  (Alpha Point is the companion region to Omega Point.  It’s still under construction, but the sim is open and many areas are usable.)

I chose to wear along with this a variation on a fantasy-female costume I saw recently on another blog, Elementalist by Deviance.  That version was in plain red; this one is called “Frost.”

A closeup (relatively speaking!) of the hairstyle.  Note how the upper arcs are supported on long tubes over my head; a lovely style for extreme coiffuristas!

And a closeup of my face, featuring the new no-alpha lashes from Miamai, along with their latest goodie — Viewer 2 eyeliner to accentuate the lids.  Not available for 1.23 or other non-2.x viewers, sadly.

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The details:

  • Hair: Griddie Bow (silver)
  • Costume: Deviance Elementalist (Frost)
  • Boots: Bax Coen Prestige Boots (silver)
  • Nails: Skin Within nail polish (Vixen)

Viewer 2 items:

  • Miamai Les Makeups eyeliner; Miamai No Alpha Lashes 19

Photographed in Alpha Point region (location 1, location 2)

I’m sorry I don’t have the SLurls to the stores at the moment, but I’ll attempt to solve that when I get back in August; so watch this space!

Omega Point Reopens in Second Life

I was distressed when I got the group announcement a few months ago that Omega Point, the dark-fantasy region built by Sweetlemon Jewell, was mostly closing for a substantial rebuild.  Her stores, KWZ and Omega Point, would remain open, but the rest of the sim was getting a thorough makeover.

The rebuilding, I’m glad to say, is now done, though mists still hang about the middle reaches of this strange region, almost a dream — or nightmare — out of Lovecraft or Giger.  The results can be explored starting here, the telehub landing point.  (All internal teleports take you back to the hub, so don’t worry about Emerald point-to-points on double click.  I’m suspecting double-click autopilot will work.)  For an initial taste:

New Omega Point, long view

Unfortunately, I’ve had little time to give it a real exploration; I hope to take care of that on the coming Monday.  Initial impression:  those who remember the original build will recall that it was much larger, and I’m hoping that Sweetlemon and her friends will add more onto this area.  It has great potential, with many of the familiar winding stairs, the same delicious textures, and the wonderful cyber shop of Omega Point, as well as the more playful-Goth (yes, I used that term deliberately) KWZ store. A few other fresh features, such as a “genesis” section — and it looks like that may be the proper term here, judging by the pods I saw projecting from the ground — give promise of more ideas to come.

Sweetlemon, in the meantime, is working on a neighboring sim, called Alpha Point.  There’s one fragment open for general inspection currently; be prepared!

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Something for All SL Tastes at KWZ, Omega Point

The sci-goth region of Omega Point has plenty to explore, and lots of fascinating — sometimes a touch disturbing — visions scattered about.  But at the heart of this Giger-esque world is — you guessed it — a store.  KWZ is not a large store as such things go in Second Life, but it has plenty of possibility.  I’ve shopped in it several times, picking up something almost each time that was either perfect for a cyber look, or just plain charming to wear to parties or around the house.

For instance, take this for gowns for a pure party:

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The gown is named Anje, and comes in several colors.  I like the gold accents on the skirt, bodice and gloves; beauty and luxury together, as an evening gown should be.  Something great for a romantic evening!  But, if you’re in the mood for something darker, more goth:

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Here’s Anje again; but this is the only version available with a bustle skirt.  Now the gold looks not just luxurious, but positively decadent!  And the only thing to go with such a goth outfit is black jet or black pearls; lots of both!  (If you don’t want the 105 octane drama version of this gown, there is one sold separately with the same skirt as the white version.)

But it would not be KWZ without something not just over the top, but deliciously over the top.  You know; like Cher’s feathered headdress at the Academy Awards with Don Ameche all those years ago.  And so….  (Chocoholics and lovers of strawberries and cream, beware!)

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How about a slice of this Chocolate Cake?  For normal wear, of course, it’s a couturière’s disaster; but for fun, for costume parties, and for just about anywhere in Second Life that goes for “orbital” fashion, it’s brilliant.  When I jumped into the offices of It’s Only Fashion to use their photospheres, Cajsa Lilliehook was there, and I think I heard her jaw creak as it dropped open.  (Okay, she wasn’t that amazed, but she was impressed by the costume.  Coming from one of the best fashion writers on the Grid, that’s a compliment indeed.)  Both the full and mini skirts are included with this package, as is that prim bra that reminds me of a far more tasty version of Madonna’s famous cone bras from one of her many reinventions.

Check out KWZ at this SLurl.

(Sad to say, it seems that I’ve lost all the other details, who did my hair, etc. Some of this can be recreated, and I’ll work on it and announce an update when I manage to get it all figured out. Until then, sorry….)

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Channeling Marlene Dietrich

Falling in love again
Never wanted to
What am I to do?
I can’t help it

Love’s always been my game
Play it as I may
I was born that way
I can’t help it

Or, if you prefer — and perhaps more appropriate for an electronic world — you can try this alternate version:

Failing apart again
And what am I to do
These threads take metric screws
No one stocks them

There’s no way to repair
A heart whose gaskets fail
No rivet, bolt or nai
Can correct it

Falling apart again
Poor craftsmanship, it’s true
Perhaps if I used glue…
I can’t help it

(From John M. Ford’s How Much for Just the Planet? [New York:  1987, Pocket Books and Paramount Pictures])

I was touring around a place that you wouldn’t believe I could find such a confection:  the store in the center of Omega Point, a recent — and freakin’ incredible — build that I discovered through Hamlet Au’s New World Notes.  At least some of the merchandise there is from a merchant calling themselves KWZ, about two walls worth of clothes that do not fit the Giger-esque theme of the rest of this region.

This dress, Lilly-S, is a more elaborate variation of another bustier ensemble next door in the vendors.  I was torn between the two, but went with the bigger skirt in the end.  Just look at the quality of the textures!  I can’t see a bad spot on this whole dress.  And the humor of it is wonderful — remiscent of Marlene Dietrich in Der blaue Engel, Molly Ringwald in Betsy’s Wedding, and the cover of Pink’s Funhouse.  If there’s a circus in Second Life, this would make a wonderful Ringmaster’s outfit for a woman!

As for the details:

  • Ensemble:  KWZ Lilly-S (blue/gold)  (Designer:  Kariwanz Felisimo)
  • Skin/shape:  D-Skin 36
  • Eyes:  Curious Kitties Crystal (blue)
  • Hair:  UK Couture Bobbi (black)  (Designer:  Corbantis Priestman)
  • Earrings — Amour Designs Elegant Silver (Sapphire) (Designer:  Natashya Antonelli)
  • Shoes:  Kitties Lair Peep Toe Pumps (Designer:  Babette Ultsch)

(Incidentally, this is me in the photos, not another avatar or an alt.  If you wonder why my face changes occasionally from what you see in my masthead, I don’t use alts — though I have one for testing purposes and occasional travels.  I use six different female shapes/skins, including an Asian and an African — as well as an occasional male, and a beautiful little tiny otter from Tiny TAMA.  I like to keep ’em guessin’.)

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