Sorrow

31 10 2008


Sorrow is the final doll in the Marionette Doll series from theAbyss and I have to admit she’s my favorite. As soon as I put this on, I knew it would be the one I chose to wear for Halloween. I’m not sure if it’s the runny mascara or the wonderful net gloves, but this one has totally won me over. As much as I love the other two dolls, this one is just…perfect. It also really fits my mood these days.

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Mystery

29 10 2008


Mystery is the second doll in the Marionette Dolls series from theAbyss. She is just as lovely as the first doll, Magic, yet very different. Where Magic is dark, Mystery is light. Her hair is an eye-catching full bright blonde and her skin is lovely and pale; almost like alabaster. She’s an absolutely gorgeous doll.

As with Magic before her, Mystery comes with lots of fun options for mixing and matching. In the photo above, I’m wearing the pattern peasant shirt, the pattern black half corset, and the solid black skirt. I love the red polka dots on this pattern shirt, so I opted for the half corset so as to show off said polka dots.

Speaking of polka dots…

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Magic

26 10 2008

Magic is the first doll in the Marionette Dolls costume series from The Abyss, and I have to say she is spectacular. With hair the color of fire and clothing a lovely shade of purple, she’s sure to have many heads turning at those halloween parties.

I’m not a huge fan of purple, but I think it works wondefully well here. You get a ton of options with these costume sets, from the color of the bows in her hair to the pattern on the skirt. You can even decide if you want the marionette strings attached to the shoes or not. I’ve not had this much fun with a costume in a long time.

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Costume Greatness!

26 10 2008

My love for Halloween is no secret. I love everything about it and that includes hunting for the PERFECT costume to wear to all of those Halloween parties. Finding the right costume can sometimes be difficult depending on what you’re going for. I tend to stay away from the super scary bloody monster/killer stuff. I like creative costumes. Costumes that make you take a closer look. Costumes that aren’t ordinary. Costumes that are still, while fitting the theme, a bit sassy and/or sexy.
There are a lot of great costumes out there this year. It’s been somewhat difficult for me to choose the “best” out of all the wonderful work I’ve seen, but I have finally come to the conclusion that for costumes, nothing beats the Marionette Dolls at The Abyss. To say they are fabulous is quite an understatement, but I’m going to say it anyway. They are FABULOUS! This isn’t just an outfit to throw on, it’s a complete kit. You get the shape, the skin, the hair, the clothing, the shoes…everything. Better still, the options included in these are a mix and match girl’s nirvana. There are at least three different outfit options per doll, and there are almost 50 items included in these sets! That is a lot of mix and matching. They are a bit on the pricey side, I have to admit…but it is SO worth it. Not only because of all the fun you can have dressing up for Halloween, but on the versatility of the clothing. I dare say you could wear some of this all year round. How cool is that? They come in these adorable collector’s boxes that look just like real doll boxes. A lot of love, time, and creativity went into these and it shows.
There are three different Dolls to choose from:
Magic

Mystery

Sorrow

In my next three posts, I’m going to break the dolls out of their boxes and show you all the fun options you can have with them. Stay tuned!





Mix and Match – Goth Style

22 10 2008

Ever come across a fabulous item during a shopping excursion and just know you HAVE to have it, even though you don’t know what you’ll wear it with or when?

This happened to me several months ago while strolling through the shops on the PixelDolls Sim Port Seraphine. I came across a store called 2811, which is owned by PixelDolls, and immediately my inner Goth fell in love with the Ragged Black Velvet Skirt Set. I snatched it up as soon as SL would allow me to do so, and couldn’t wait to get home to try it on. It was as lovely as the ad, and the movement of this skirt is just gorgeous. It floats so beautifully. Of course, nothing I had looked quite right with it and so I had to give up, resigning this beautiful skirt to the back of my inventory for the time being.

Recently, RL sort of crashed in on me, literally AND figuratively, and so when I logged in, I immediately went for Goth with my look. I wear a lot of different styles of clothing, from beachy casual to couture and I love it all; but I am never more…ME…then I am when I go Goth.

Needing a little pick me up, I pulled that lovely Ragged Black Velvet Skirt out of my inventory and dusted off the cobwebs. Once I put it on, I was determined that this time I would figure out something to pair with it. Surely, in an inventory of over 9000, I could find some sort of top that would complete the look I was aiming for. I started going through every folder, pulling bits and pieces from different outfits, when I finally stumbled upon the Emily Dress from Canimal. This dress is one of the first things I bought as a newbie in SL. I can’t remember what it cost, but I know it was very cheap, if not free, cause I did not have any money almost a year ago, when I first logged into this crazy virtual existience.

So, being the fan of mixing and matching that I am, I threw on the black and red corseted Emily top with my lovely Ragged Skirt and voila! Finally, the look I was going for.

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No Tricks Here…Only Treats.

16 10 2008

First, Mariska Simons of Blacklace got me to wear zebra print with her Primal Instinct set. And now…now she’s accomplished the unthinkable. Arcadia is wearing orange.

*cue shocked gasps*

Blacklace has released two special edition sets today that are definitely a Halloween treat.
This is the Halloween Edition of one of my favorites from the new line, Velvet Touch.


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Satin, Velvet, and Blacklace!

12 10 2008

Ah, the wonder that is Blacklace. In a continuation of my last post, I shall share with you some of the other wonderful things I bought when the new Fall Line went on sale.

Foxy is a stunning corset set that comes in a myriad of color choices. I chose the Gold one, which is very unusual for me. I never wear yellow, and I tend to stay away from any variation thereof as a general rule, but I just fell in love with this. That’s another thing I love about Mariska’s designs…her colors are so rich and seductive that they make me step outside of my comfort zone and buy colors I’d never really considered before. The detail on this is exquisite, as it always is with a Blacklace design. Look how lovely the lace pattern is on this corset…

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