Still rocking this Jalwa skin, ‘Coven’ for Gothmas by Gaslight. I really, really do adore it, so I implore you Chandra, PLEASE can you make more versions of this?! I’m not asking for much, just a few different colours ( I can’t wear purple forever!!) and lips please, PLEASE?!
(I don’t want to beg, It’s embarrassing..but I am begging. The brows and eye-make up shape are JUST me, so please do more colours, pretty pretty please!!!!!!)
Because I wanted a change on the lips I added a tattoo make-up layer in a purple shade, with teeth, just to shake things up a bit. I found this MODISH ‘Beforeulips’ in Goth at THE DRESSING ROOM FUSION, along with the excellent mesh-bra from MC MESH that I’m wearing underneath this VALENTINA E. wrap dress. Now, this dress is a little different in that the fit leaves the front quite exposed, indeed you could see my norks from some angles until I added the bra, but I love the fact that you can see this underwear, and I think it really enhances the look. I really have loved Valentina Evangelista’s releases this year, her work has been continually top-notch and I always check out her new releases as soon as I hear about them. Worn with this bra from Freya Olivieri makes for a very sensual look. In fact this bra is a real find, it’s delicately detailed in a lace pattern with tiny pearl enhancements and a jewel to the centre. I do love nice lingerie!
Another addition from Gothmas by Gaslight is the jewellery that I am wearing in this shot. I’m wearing the ECLECTICA ‘Catherine’ ring set and necklace. This is a super pretty set, with texture change cabochons that feature a Victorian-style rose motif. The whole set really adds an element of elegance to your outfit. The rings of course are adjustable so you can fit them to your system hands or your SLink hands, should you so wish. ( I haven’t got any appliers yet for my Jalwa skin, hence me wearing my normal hands in this shot..*shudder*) Again, Tiffy Vella is one of those designers who never cuts corners with her work and every Eclectica release is a pleasure to behold; her inspiration stems from Art Deco and times past, and she incorporates these influences into her work beautifully.
I really do want to emphasise that you can wear Goth elements in your apparel without going full-on Bela Lugosi. Don’t be put off by the conventional idea that this style is all black and mournful. Well it is, but it’s the way that you wear an item and combine it with other pieces that really counts. You will find some bloody amazing items under the Goth heading in-world that can be adapted to any look, something that I really hope Gothmas By Gaslight is proving!
I’ve always loved Goth styling and culture. In real life because I have long dark hair and a pale complexion I have dabbled more than a few times with the look, and it is one of my favourite fashion genres; but of course for it to be truly effective it has to be done well. And there are a lot of bloggers out there in the SL Metaverse who really DO know how to Goth. (If you do a search in Google you’ll find some great blogs like THIS one, and THIS one, ooh and THIS one too!) What I’m trying to say is that adding a few elements of this style to your look can really work sensationally, so why not give it a try?
- MC MESH (Mon Cheri) ‘Flirtini’ Bra in Holiday/Black (Found at THE DRESSING ROOM FUSION they *may* have changed collections by now, try mainstore!) (Freya Olivieri)
- IKON ‘Perspective Eyes’ in Blush
- ECLECTICA-‘Catherine’ Pendant and Ring Set (Gothmas By Gaslight)
- EXILE-‘Bad Reputation Hair’ – Fusion 2
- JALWA-‘Zahida (Coven)’-Cardamon (with cleavage) – (Gothmas By Gaslight)
- MODISH – ‘BeforeULips’ (Goth) (Another The Dressing Room Fusion find, collection may have changed. Try mainstore if not there. )
- MAXI GOSSAMER-Bangles-‘Damasc’ (Combo 4) Silver
- VALENTINA E ‘Greta Wrap Dress’ in Plum. (Valentina Evangelista)