I am so excited…I learned yesterday that I was selected to blog for +Aii The Ugly & Beautiful+! I’ve always loved Aii’s creations, and I am positively thrilled to have this opportunity. I opened my first blogger package and was thrilled to see that it was Aii’s newest clothing release, the Eternal Night Cloak. It reminded me of one of my favourite Blutengel songs, “Angels of the Dark”, so I decided to create a look that was very fallen angel or dark fae. Even though the song is actually talking about vampires, I still think it fits!
The Eternal Night Cloak, like all of Aii’s offerings, is original mesh…so you won’t see anything like it at other stores. It’s wonderfully unique, with beautiful onyx texturing that has subtle accents in a lighter grey. The back of the cloak tapers to a point with thinner strips of fabric draping from over the arms meeting at a silver coloured metal ring that has a smaller ring connected to it. Another drape of fabric flows from the lower ring, the ends finished with grey accents that match the others on the cloak. It is rigged beautifully and moves very organically with the avatar. Included with the cloak are a bodysuit and stockings on a system tattoo layer plus Maitreya appliers and a TMP installer (there are two versions of the clothing layers provided, one with just the bodysuit and the second with both the bodysuit and stockings). This is Aii’s first Maitreya applier, and I am so excited that she is creating appliers for this body. I look forward to more offerings that are Maitreya compatible! The bodysuit and stockings are also textured wonderfully and look absolutely amazing when worn on my Maitreya body.
To create a “dark angel” look, I paired the cloak and bodysuit with Aii’s Crystallized Elemental Wings. Included in the box are a few colours plus a tintable version, but I chose the deep, rich purple “Dark” colouration to compliment my skin and hair tones. They are subtly animated in world, so all the crystals float up and down and seem to hum with kinetic energy. A light glowing mist effect surrounds the wings, and the crystals reflect the and catch the light which really adds a great effect. I’m wearing my favourite fantasy boots from Gauze, which are texture change (both the metallic accents and the boots themselves). I’m carrying a staff by Cubic Cherry Kre-ations that has both left and right hand variants, and my necklace is the white Ouija necklace from HollyWeird. My nail polish is Coffin Cutie from Dark Passions and is available at Spooky Cute…it’s an event exclusive, so get down there and grab it while you can!
Because the hood of the cloak fits so closely to the head, I had to choose a hair that is very close-fitting and isn’t particularly voluminous, so I went with Jetix in black by A&Y Bunker. Like most of A&Y’s items, the hair has a myriad of colour change options. I am wearing the skin from the Nightshade Fenodyree Avatar Set by Stargazer Creations…I just love it so much that I can’t take it off! The same goes for the Magician makeup I have on, which is also by Stargazer Creations – I’ve worn it in my past two posts (albiet in different colours), and I simply don’t want to take it off. It’s magnificently swirly, gothic, and oh-so-spooky. Overall, I simply adore the effect of the makeup and skin together. Combined with the outfit and accessories, it really brings life to a dark angel character.
From +Aii The Ugly & Beautiful+:
Cloak, Bodysuit, and Stockings: Eternal Night Cloak – +Aii The Ugly & Beautiful+
Wings: Crystalized Elemental Wings – Dark – +Aii The Ugly & Beautiful+
Eyes: Youkai Pulse – Teal – +Aii The Ugly & Beautiful+
Event Item @ Spooky Cute:
Fingernail Polish: Coffin Cutie – Dark Passions
Necklace: Ouija – White – HollyWeird
Arm and Hand Guards: Season of the Witch Arm/Hand guards – Winter – Cellar Door (Gacha items)
Staff: Lil Witch – Thanako – Cubic Cherry Kre-ations
Shoes: Swift Boots – Naturals – Gauze
Makeup: Ars Magica Maquillage – Mystic – Stargazer Creations (Available at Create Your Own Tarot)
Skin: Fenodyree Avatar Set – Nightshade – Stargazer Creations (Available at Fantasy Faire)
Septum Piercing: Humility Septum (Colour change via HUD) – The Horror!
Collar: Ribbons n Lace Collar – Proclivity
Hair: Jetix – A&Y Bunker
Mesh Head: Emma – Visage – Slink
Mesh Body: Lara 3.3 – Maitreya
Hands: Casual – Slink
Feet: High – Slink