One Day Left to Enjoy Gothmas By Gaslight….

AmusedAnd there is still lots to see and enjoy. Events such as this one are always a good time to try different things, and Gothmas By Gaslight has encouraged me to try a myriad of new looks.

I had never considered that I could comfortably exist in world in fashion from a different era, but the creations that I have seen on sale at this event have encouraged me to think differently.  It turns out I can rock Steampunk and Goth incredibly well, much to my delight.

I look very Victorian in this shot don’t you think? I would normally never wear this kind of dress, but it was so beautiful that I had to. This fantastic gown has been created by Fiat Lux and is part of her ‘The Muses’ collection for THE DREADSHIP LOLLIPOP label.  It’s mesh and is available in seven different sizes. Looking at her Flickr stream I spied a number of dresses that could be worn to any occasion, and not just as part of a Gothic ensemble. She’ll certainly be a creator that I will watch with interest in 2014!

The event closes tomorrow,  so be sure to visit the locations for one last wistful shopping-spree. Congratulations to everyone at Cursed Events, and to all the bloggers and creators who supported it! 

Even More Gothmas By Gaslight Goodness!

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And even more purple. I’m wearing items that will coordinate with this glorious JALWA skin, so you’ll have to forgive me! But hey, don’t I look posh? My selection from Gothmas By Gaslight today includes this stunning frock from DG DESIGNS called the ‘Lucretia Dress’.  Nice isn’t it?  This eye-catching, and very steampunk-esque jewellery is from AZE JEWELRY DESIGNS and is the Magic Lantern Snowflake Slides Set in Gunmetal. Why snowflake slides? Well, you cannot see it at all in the picture I’m afraid, but the small circular petals on the necklace are filled with tiny, detailed snowflakes that move! A very quaint and a  totally original idea.

Click HERE to visit Gothmas by Gaslight at Cursed, and click HERE to visit Gothmas By Gaslight at Sium. 

LOTD: An attack of the purples

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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?

Gothmas By Gaslight is the perfect place to start! 

Kitty wears…

Gothmas By Gaslight: Jalwa, M.V, Sakide and W&W

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More glorious Gothmas By Gaslight nicies to share with you today.

First up is this absolutely outstanding skin from Jalwa. It’s called ‘Coven’ (I’m bound to like it with a name like that aren’t I?) and it is absolutely divine. In fact, it is absolutely everything I need in a skin; gorgeous base tone, attentive detailing and scrummy, yummy make-up.  What I really love about this skin are the details: the eyeliner and brow-shape are striking and the lips are just astonishing; very moist, with a beautiful shape and detail. In fact this skin has made me hungry for more from Jalwa; I’ve visited the store and picked up a few demos to try. Oh, I must just point out something else I spotted on this skin that I really like; there’s a mole on the right bewb and it just looks really quirky and pretty (and REALLY draws attention to your norks in a good way!) Trust me on this, it’s well worth investing in! I don’t know much about Chandra Masala as a designer, but I do know that I am now incredibly keen to know a LOT more!I’m also wearing a beautiful dress and necklace from M.V. You can *just* see some of the frills that adorn the ‘Translate’ dress in-shot. This is a fabulous number, with more than a hint of dandy about it, featuring full length, fluted sleeves, a stylish corset and a skirt with a high front, making it an incredibly effective and dramatic dress indeed. It’s an inspired creation from Lokii Violet.  I’ve teamed it with another M.V release, ‘Aggy’s Necklace’ in tarnished silver, which  is a Gacha prize and is nothing short of exquisite.  It’s so pretty and very Gothique!  The red jewel makes it very festive, but of course you can wear it all year around. It’s a great piece, and there are a number of colours available including a very lovely rare.

ImageIn my next shot I’m wearing one of SAKIDE’s contributions to the GXG extravaganza, the ‘Silent Dress’. Now, this is a VERY flouncy little number which would suit many different kinds of role-play needs. It’s going to work extremely well for Goth-Lolita styling, and features a gorgeous bow to the rear, with a pattern to the front on the chest area. You can’t really go wrong with SAKIDE, it’s a label that I’ve really come to admire in 2013  and I always really enjoy Kinu Mayako’s releases. She  always goes that extra mile; for example on this dress a real stroke of genius is having the underskirt and bow HUD-driven, so you can change their colour and your look depending upon your mood. It’s a fabulous item, and you can also purchase it in white too. Check out this entry on Elysium Hyne’s Pinterest board for more details.

Last, but not least at all are these fantastic, sparkly red heels. Aren’t they divine?! These are so Dorothy-esque as to be ridiculous, but they’re utterly perfect and teamed with these black socks are very Gothtastic indeed! These stunning red shoes, called ‘Stardust’, have been lovingly made by Taydra Zsun, of WHIMS & WISHES fame.  They’re also the perfect match for this dress, but I can see them looking excellent layered with tights, a short skirt and jazzy jumper.They have a classic shape but it’s the glittery accents  that make them extra special, and super-seasonal too in this scarlet shade. (There are some matching mens boots available as well so the guys aren’t left out!)  I intend to get me some serious wearing out of these!

Gothmas By Gaslight is turning into a bit of a corker, don’t you think?

If you haven’t visited yet then you must; don’t forget that it’s split over two sims but both of them are packed to the rafters with awesome treats. Click HERE to visit the official blog.  Elysium Hynes has comprehensively covered the event, as per usual, on her Pinterest Boards, which I strongly suggest you check out. And don’t blame me if you drool all over your keyboard!