Sunday, August 20, 2017

Lovecraft Festival 2017 August 17-27

There are a lot of SL events that are kind of predictable. You go to Hair Fair, or Skin Fair, you know what to expect. I go to Lovefest every year and never see it coming! This year's event offers shopping galore, dancing, shows, a gacha pier and an awesome underwater quest.


Lovefest honors all things Lovecraftian. I've loved the stories of HP Lovecraft for half a century and still think they blow all other horror tales right out of the water. Tuesday afternoons @ 5pm slt frequently find me sitting in the Innsmouth Lovecraft Visitor's Center listening to someone reading a Lovecraft story. It's my me time.


Modern horror writers borrow from him all the time and the good ones acknowledge the inspiration he provided. One of the reasons that movies made from his stories tend to fall flat is that nobody has ever managed to convey the feeling of dread inspired by the original stories. It's an internal process and impossible to replicate or represent on film.


Yes, he overused certain words,  but he was creating an atmosphere and he managed to get inside our heads no matter how many times we may groan when we read about that spectral gibbous moon. Thank you, Arik Metzger and all the other crazies in Innsmouth for yet another accursed amorphous affair!

(That's me on the left with my best friend on the right and Arik in the center)

Hair ~ NANI Kiran Hair with Hands
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Calamity Powder [2 styles / Omega]
Outfit ~ Dark Passions The Rise of the Cthulhu T-shirt. Available for male or female [7 colors / Classic and Fitmesh sizes] *
Sn@tch Dreaded Velvet Jeans [18 patterns on black / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink]
Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Book of the Dead [brown or black with gold, silver or black sigils / Maitreya, Omega, Slink] *

* Available @ Lovecraft Festival


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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Descent Into Madness

"I shall grant your wishes", the lamp declared. "Anything your heart desires."

CAUTION: This way lies madness! Have you ever thought what might happen if you actually got all your wishes? I mean, ALL of them? They say "Be careful what you wish for" with good cause!

Exploring the possibilities thanks to some amazing SL designers. I used the wonderful Amaria skin from Avada in all pictures (Available @ Designer Showcase in 10 shades with and without brows and cleavage). Bottom picture adds the Hopeless Eyes and Makeup from +Aii {egosumaii}.
The Genie lamp is available from +Aii @ Enchantment. DP Koffin Nails Lorna's Leaves  @ Mesh Bodys Addicts Fair

Hair ~ Sane ~ Rezology Butterfly
Insane ~ +Aii {Egosumaii} Umbral Moon with tintable moon accessories [30 colors / 3 styles]  @ Prism Magica
Eyes ~ Sane ~ Catwa default eyes
Insane ~ +Aii {egosumaii} Hopeless eyes and makeup [9 colors, 2 styles in glow, no glow, no blend] @ the SOMBER event
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin ~ Avada Amaria Noisette Catwa bento applier [10 shades / skin appliers available for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Slink]



Outfit ~ Luas Fahima top and skirt. The gold bands are part of the clothing @  Enchantment
Lamp ~ +Aii Genie lamp in gold or silver, to hold or rez [Smoke 9 colors] @  Enchantment
Nails ~ Dark Passions Koffin Nails Lorna's Leaves [2 golds, 4 silvers for manicure and pedicure / Maitreya, Omega, Slink] @ Mesh Bodys Addicts Fair


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Friday, August 4, 2017

Mad Teaparty @ the Gothic Garage Sale

Afternoon tea @ the Gothic Garage Sale. We all know that Gothic clothing can be rich, dark and lovely, but it can also be a lot of fun! I love this dress from SenzaFine. The textures are wonderful and the kicky little ruffle around the bottom puts it in a class above similarly styled dresses. You only have a few more days to hit the sale. The garage doors slam shut August 8.
Sale prices are 50%-75% off, so you can afford to buy to your heart's content.

I paired the dress with several of the hunt gifts available throughout the event. Look everywhere! You're likely to overlook the cute little wooden black cats unless you notice their glowing green eyes peeking from the shadows. Pet the kitty and pay it L$5 to thank it for guarding your gift.


Hair ~ Wasabi Pills Happy
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S{k}ins Babet Pineapple
Outfit ~ SenzaFine Sophie II [Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
Tattoo ~ Pin Up Ouija [Belleza, Maitreya, Omega] Gift *
Jewlery ~ SenzaFine Eternal Heart Choker Hunt item *
Shoes ~ 1313 Rockabilly Pumps [Belleza, Maitreya Slink] Hunt item *
Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Coffin Moon [6 colors / Maitreya, Omega, Slink] Hunt item *


* Available @ Gothic Garage Sale

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!

There's a hunt @ the Gothic Garage Sale.
For only L$5 each, you can take home some wonderful gifts. At last count there were 21 black cats hidden around the sales area, but you know how cats are... there may be more by the time you read this! No spoilers, but if you can figure out where these pictures were taken on the GGS sim, you'll know where three of the cats are.

I'm wearing the Rebellion outfit from Trashed with a black cat on the sweater. I have moonlit cats on my DP Koffin Nails (sympathetic magik, you know!) To aid me in my search, I'm wearing the wonderful Umbral Moon Hair from +Aii which includes moon accessories and Stardust Hair sparkles. The hair will be available soon @ Prism Magica



Hair ~ +Aii {Egosumaii} Umbral Moon with tintable moon accessories [30 colors / 3 styles ]
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Head, Skin & Eyes ~ Genesis Labs "Up in Smoke" Gacha items RARE
Outfit ~ Trashed Rebellion top and skirt  [Classic fitmesh, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *



Boots ~ [QE] Designs Abby Boots dragon skin [10 colors / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
Jewlery ~ SenzaFine Eternal Choker Hunt item*
Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Coffin Moon [Maitreya, Omega, Slink] Hunt item *

* Available @ Gothic Garage Sale

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Gothic Garage Sale July 28 ~ August 8

Yes, you read that correctly. I know you thought that Goths keep their secrets locked away in cobwebby attics or drippy basements, but the truth is, they keep the good stuff in a storage unit. And occasionally they have a garage sale in those dark and mysterious storage units.

DO NOT MISS THIS! Wonderful products from all your favorite Gothic designers @ 50% or more off + some freebees + a L$5 Hunt! This isn't the old stuff either, these are current favorites and even new items. It's the perfect time to update your Gothic goods and prepare for the upcoming holiday (Hallowe'en, of course!)


Hair ~ Truth Cheri
Head ~ Catwa Catya v2.10
Eyes ~ Dulce Secrets Destiny Vol 3 for Catwa
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S{k}ins Calamity Powder [2 styles / Omega] *
Outfit ~ Goth1c0 Baphomet Short Sweater [Classic, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
 Sn@tch Dreaded Velvet Jeans [18 patterns on black / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
Jewlery ~ Sn@tch Spellcraft Earring [GGS gift] *

*Available @ the Gothic Garage Sale

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Horror @ Kagami 2017

 Kagami 2017, the Godless Night, is a shopping / RP / game experience with a Japanese flavor
If you like manga, anime, horror, or just like interesting and unusual clothing and accessories, drop by  Kagami July 17- August 28.
If you are looking for something unique to wear @ Kagami, drop by Dark Passions Main Store and sign up for the Pandora Subscription Box. These boxes contain limited editions and EXCLUSIVE items from some of your favorite designers. The value exceeds the cost of the subscription and it's like having a birthday party when they arrive. July's offering includes the EXCLUSIVE Dark Japan nails and makeup from Dark Passions.

Hair ~ Wasabi Pills Tsukiko Solar Comes with chop mark headband @ Kagami market
Head ~ Catwa Jessica 4.10
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin ~ WoW Natasha Milk
Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Dark Japan [5 colors, 2 styles, with and without "darkness" chop / Maitreya, Omega, Slink] Picture at the top of the page shows the textures on the Maitreya bento hand claw nails, the smaller picture below shows the regular nails
Outfit ~ Una Akame Dress and corset
Shoes ~ +Aii Shii Geta and Stockings


Tattoo ~ Dark Passions Dark Japan [5 colors / Catwa, LeLutka] EXCLUSIVE to the Pandora box
Accessories ~ +Aii Rose Princess Headdress gold [red] and Moon Princess Shawl white; Una Akame hand fan

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

+Aii gives you a hand @ Kagami


I have long believed that a woman should be able to grow another arm for each child in her life.
By that reckoning, I should have six arms.  Now, thanks to +Aii, I have them! They're animated and attached to the bento skeleton. The top pair can juggle glowing celestial orbs and the lower ones can hold a cup of wine and make classical mudras. These and other wonders are available @ Kagami 2017, a Japanese horror event / game.

These bento arms are EXCLUSIVE to the event, so don't miss your opportunity to get them!
They come with a hud that allows you to choose from 5 skin colors to match the Aii skins, but if you want to match a different skin, just buy the Omega to Aii relay next to the arm display and use any Omega skin for a perfect match.
Celestial orbs 8 colors
Wine goblet comes animated to drink or not
Nails 16 colors
Shawl 4 textures

Available @ Kagami July 17- August 28
Hair ~ Ayashi Nao Hair
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin ~ WoW Milk
Outfit ~ Una Akame Dress and Corset
Shoes ~ +Aii Shii Geta and Stockings
Tattoo ~ +Aii Hungry Oni B&W or Color
Wear or apply to the arms
Picture to the left taken @
Kagami Market

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Soul @ Secret Affair

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Love your coffee rich, dark and sweet? Soul offers four Special Edition skins @ Secret Affair :  Ginko for men and Gyouko for women in Coffee and Expresso. Available as system skins or mesh appliers. Soul's appliers are so easy to use! The head applier works for Catwa, Genesis, LeLutka or Omega & includes appliers for Bentbox, Logo or Soul Uni Ears (shown) The body applier works for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega or Slink bodies in either toned or muscular (shown)


Hair ~ Emo-tions Shakira
Head ~ Catwa Catya v2.10
Eyes ~ Dulce Secret Catwa eyes applier
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin ~ Soul G2F Gyouko [SE Coffee - shown just as it comes. No additional makeup in the pictures] EXCLUSIVE * Available @ Secret Affair
Outfit ~ +Aii Sweetheart Succubus Fitted top and Breasts
Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Mystic Memories
Accessories ~ Blueberry Iconic Doll Wings
May's Soul Muse Pauldron & Bracers
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Saturday, July 15, 2017

+Aii @ Epiphany

Epiphany Opens July 15 @ 10 pm slt and
+Aii is there! The first weekend is always packed, so be patient! Check out the Shopping Guide while you wait.

Hair ~ Ayashi Nao Hair
Head & Skin ~ Genesis Lab Bento Flor 3.2 Cappacino
Eyes ~ Genesis Lab eyes
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Black Magic [10 colors / Maitreya, Omega, Slink]





Outfit ~ +Aii Enthralling Flames Long Robe male and female versions RARE [color hud] *
Una Akame Corset and Long White Dress
Accessories ~ +Aii {egosumaii} Enthralling Flames Gachas ~ Missing Eye Patch, Firey Wanyudo in purple and red, Firey Yokai Horns in purple and red, Yokai Eyeball Tongue, Magic Mirror, Ittan Momen, EXCLUSIVE Shi Kiseru *
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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Soul Sisters

+Aii has provided a lovely set of tattoos and accessories to suit your personality whether you're a Pure Hearted Angel or a Dark Hearted Devil. You know you're a little of both!
Available now @ the Crystal Heart Kingdom Event




Hair ~ Monso My Hair CreamyMami @ the Crystal Heart Kingdom
Eyes ~ Fetch Aubrey
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin ~ Wow Temptation Milk / Barbara Tan


Outfit ~ +Aii {Egosumii} Pure Hearted Angel / Dark Hearted Devil ~ each set includes Halo/Horns, Wings, Garters, Ankle wings, Wands with silver or gold for both styles [ Sold separately or as a fatpack / Belleza, Maitreya, Omega body tattoo appliers, Omega Head applier] @ the Crystal Heart Kingdom




Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Black Magic [10 colors / Maitreya, Omega, Slink]  @ Darkness Chamber Fair

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Photos ~ Chiaroscuro

Friday, June 30, 2017

Midsummer Enchantment: Dark & Light

Like the rising sun on Midsummer morning, the Spike Crown from XAnSa represents the power of light, as do the wings from Psycho:Bytes. The Lucretia dress from Oubliette and the nails from DP represent the gentle dark of night. The Joined Hands Bracelet from C&C indicates the unity of dark and light for a total look that radiates power. 
This look and many more are available @ Midsummer Enchantment through July 9.

Crown ~ XAnSa Spike Crown [hud with 8 colors for each section of the crown] *
Hair ~ Sn@tch Velvet
[5 color collections, or a fatpack] EXCLUSIVE *
Head ~ Catwa Lona v2.12
Eyes ~ Solstice Dragotha eyes [4 colors / mesh eyes + Catwa applier] HUNT GIFT (Click the picture for a close up of these amazing eyes!) *
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin ~ WoW Tempation Milk



Outfit ~ Oubliette Lucretia Gown Nude [6 colors or fatpack / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP] EXCLUSIVE *
NailsDP Koffin Nails Ornate Ombre [6 colors, 2 styles / Maitreya, Omega, Slink] *
Wings ~ PSYCHO:Byts Pixie Bento wings, with AO [8 colors / 3 sizes] *
Jewlery ~ Candle and Cauldron Joined Hands Bracelets [5 textures / give one & keep one] *
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Pictures ~ Ravenwood