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Someone take these dreams away
That point me to another day
A duel of personalities
They stretch all true realities
That keep calling me
They keep calling me
Keep on calling me
They keep calling me…
~Joy Division, “Dead Souls”

Finally, after the longest time, I am back. For a combination of personal reasons and illness, I was late in returning after my scheduled month away…but as of today, I am returning both to Second Life and my blog with new-found resolve and eagerness. I’ve missed all my friends terribly, especially my sister and best friend Asa. I wanted to give her a public shout-out because she has been here for me through everything and she means the world to me. Thank you, sis, for simply being you and for all you’ve done for me!

The setting for today’s photoshoot is an old, decrepit asylum. It pretty accurately describes how I have been feeling this past few weeks. In addition to that, the spoopy atmosphere perfectly sets off my ensemble. Recently, I have found myself drawn to the moody, mournful, dark themes of classic goth tracks, so my musical inspiration is Joy Division’s “Dead Souls.”

Today, I am wearing a skirt that was ImmateriA’s new release for World Goth Fair, which I regrettably missed during my time away. It’s a very sexy high wasted leather number with quilted detailing on the front accented by an amethyst studded silver cross. I’ve blogged the shirt and shoulderpads before. The shirt is one of my favourite separates, and goes well with nearly any bottom. Both are by E-Clipse, but they are sold separately so the gemmed shoulderpads with dangling crosses are available to purchase on their own if you don’t wish to buy the shirt. The boots I am wearing have been in my inventory for ages. They were incredibly expensive, but are HUD driven with a plethora of colour options for every part of the boots, so I was able to justify the price. They’re by Hyperion Creations, and I highly recommend checking them out if you are looking for a tall pair of PVC platforms! I am wearing The Luxury of Tears bracelets from House of Rain…they’re so delicate and beautiful that I find myself wanting a set of them in Real Life®. The monocle with the dangling skull is from Lyrieal’s Boutique and is just darling. Combined with the hair, I feel a little like I am channeling Integra Hellsing (Yes, I know…she wears glasses. But hey!).

And the hair, oh, the hair! Aii has truly outdone herself with her newest hair releases. I’m wearing the Aharu in colour pack two, and I am simply in love with it! The style is gorgeous and I think the shading looks amazing. The hair accessory is included but removable, so you can choose whether or not to wear it depending on your preference. I received another hair from Aii in a blogger pack and was equally stunned when I tried it on earlier…so keep an eye out, as I will be wearing it in tomorrow’s blog post. My skin is the dark variant of Fallen Gods’ offering from the last Fantasy Gacha Carnival. I was feeling a bit drow today, and the etched look of the charcoal skin fit my mood perfectly.

From +Aii The Ugly & Beautiful+:

Hair and Hairsticks: Aharu – HUD Two – +Aii The Ugly & Beautiful+

Eyes: Youkai Pulse – Purple – +Aii The Ugly & Beautiful+

From ImmateriA:

Skirt: Crucible Skirt – Purple – ImmateriA

Everything Else:

Top: Explicit Top – Black/Silver – E-Clipse

Shoulderpads: Ophelia Shoulderpads – Black/Silver – E-Clipse

Boots: Natasha Xtrem (sic) – Colour change via HUD – Hyperion Creations

Bracelets: The Luxury of Tears – Amethyst/Silver – House of Rain

Monocle: Sugar Skull Monocle – Black – Lyrieal’s Boutique

Eyeshadow: Extreme Wing Eyeshadow – Ultraviolet – alaskametro

Fingernail and Toenail Polish: Eek! Bats – Dark Passions

Collar: Ribbons n Lace Collar – Proclivity

Ears: Uni Ears – Boggart – Soul

Skin: Lady of the Shadows – Coal – Fallen Gods (Gacha Rare)

Mesh Head: Emma – Visage – Slink

Mesh Body: Lara 3.3 – Maitreya

Hands: Casual – Slink

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