More goodies from Gothmas By Gaslight to share with you today; a dress from the ROOTS AND WINGS GALLERY and a delicate choker from ISD. I’ve mixed these two together because they compliment each other so well; with both featuring winter tress as their main motif.
First up is the ‘Wintery Goth Dress’. This mesh dress is quite a frilly little number; it feels Victorian and certainly suggests past times. It’s quite flouncy, in fact to my mind it’s the shape of a dress that perhaps a servant would wear in role-play adventures. There’s a hint of Cinderella pre-transformation to it, in my opinion at least. What makes it stand out however is the texture that has been added by Eliza Cabassoun.
This imagery of stark winter trees is taken from a photograph that Eliza has taken herself in real life. I absolutely ruddy well love it when people bring elements of their real life artistry into Second Life, indeed it is Eliza’s mission to share her photography and poetry in-world, and that’s something that I really admire. You can read more on Eliza’s blog here and you can see selected photographic works by clicking this link.
Stacy Farspire is the designer behind ISD, and I read upon her notecard that she hopes the wearer gets as much enjoyment from wearing her creations as she did making them. Well Stacy, I did! This choker is a lovely companion piece to Eliza’s dress, and like the dress it’s a mesh item. It’s also a Gacha prize; you can win one of a multitude of different coloured chokers with each one featuring a wintry tree design. It really looks the part, and combined with the dress makes for a delicately Gothic outfit that perfectly reflects the season.
You can read the Gothmas By Gaslight blog here; do check it out!
Gothmas By Gaslight will begin on Sunday 15th December and run until 5th January 2014 and if you’re a fan of Goth, Steam/Diesel Goth and Dark Victoriana it’s going to be an absolute must visit.
We’re talking a banquet-on-a-stick of all things dark and delightful, held upon two sims: Sium and Cursed. (Note: Cursed is rated ‘A’. Even though this isn’t an especially Adult location, you won’t be able to access if yours is a free Second Life account.)
It promises to be really rather special indeed; the location has been sumptuously decorated with a Gothic Christmas twist making it a great place to take photographs, and there are some exciting contributions from some of the leading names in virtual alternative fashions and furnishings, as well as some equally outstanding newcomers too. I really loved the layout of the event; it’s beautifully decorated with plenty of Gothic flavour, and the vendor booths are small and sweet, and it’s nice and easy to navigate.
You’ll find absolutely everything you could require from make-up to dresses to furniture and frock coats, everyone is guaranteed to find something luscious to spend their Lindens on. If you like your Yuletide darkly dramatic this event is a must-visit. I’ll be featuring some of the items I’ve found there on the blog over the next few days, but check me out in this fantastic Ballerina Outfit from Dark Water Designs. It includes corset, collar, shoes, cage skirt and panties and is incredibly dramatic and would make a bold statement at a Yuletide Ball. I’m especially impressed by the detail on the bows; each one has a mesh skull decoration, and the corset is equally fabulous with its festive design. Shadowed Luik Darkfury has done a great job on this outfit, and it’s part of a vast collection of collars, suits, corsets and jackets that are available from Dark Water Designs at the event. Not only that, there are Gacha machines too…yes, I said Gacha. I can see you twitching already, now stop that!
I’ll post the links to the locations when the event begins but until then take a look at the official Flickr feed so that you can grab a taste of what is in store…