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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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“Oh, We Got Trouble, Right Here in River City….”

Actually, Sascha Frangilli of Sascha’s Designs has Trouble; and now I have it.  I think I’ve seen someone wearing this in another blog that I can’t remember now; but it’s so pretty that I figured I’d give it a shot.  As it turned out, I went kind of hog-wild today at a few stores, so I had some new stuff as well to try out.

Sascha’s fabric here is a lovely royal blue silk with either a flower print or embroidery in the weave; I can’t quite make up my mind which.  Either way, it works wonderfully.  The waistline is nearly empire height; it probably would qualify, except for the flower-covered breast cups.  I like the buttons up the back as well; a nice little detail.

When you purchase this, in whichever color you prefer, you’ll also get a variety of skirts to choose from.  I went for the “sleek transparent” skirt by preference this time.  But you also get one with a normal train, a much heavier train, and then an addition in front of that (picture 9)!  It reminds me of Pink Splendor, a collectible Barbie doll from the late 1990s.  The only dress I’ve seen with a bigger skirt was Princess Diana’s wedding gown!  It’ll probably be rare to want a skirt that big, unless there’s some super-formal ball going on some time, but it looks beautiful.

A note on the hair:  I can’t make up my mind if this style is the best choice; still, I thought I’d give it a try here.  It’s also new, from Sirena, and is called Drucilla.  Like many of Sirena’s styles, this is animated.  When you wear the hair sticks, the style goes from big and loose to looped up and secured with the sticks.  The animation even has you running your hands through your hair to “do” it up or down, which is a nice touch.  I’m thinking this style is just on the borderline of being acceptable for night wear like this; your mileage may vary, and I’d like your opinions.

The details:

  • Standard shape/skin Type 1
  • Hair: Sirena Drucilla (scarlet), with hair sticks
  • Lashes: the oBscene Artemis
  • Gown: Sascha’s Designs Trouble (royal blue)
  • Shoes: Adam n Eve Seductress (silver)
  • Jewelry: Caroline’s Sesen suite (necklace, earrings)
  • Gloves: Mimikri cloud, with cuffs

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