Sometimes it’s easier to close my eyes and forget

“She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the Universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.” ~Ariana

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Totally Top Shelf is back for a new round very soon on October 2nd!!  I’m really looking forward to seeing what creative designs we will be given the pleasure of this round.

Today I’m showing you a preview of a couple of items.  The Isabeau hair from Poison Ivy comes with a snake for adornment and a HUD to change the texture. Many color options available. I’m wearing a green color from the color splash selection.

The other item that I’m featuring today is the Spider Queen Diadem from Zyn Fantasy Designs that will come in a few colors.

Credits:
Adele Head (closed eyes) – COCO {past gift}
Doll Body – COCO
*Poison Ivy Hair – Isabeau @ Totally Top Shelf {Oct. 2nd – Oct. 23rd}
* Spider Queen Diadem – Zyn Fantasy Designs – @ Totally Top Shelf {Oct. 2nd – Oct. 23rd}
Katia Fur Brown – May’s Soul @ The Secret Affair
Doll Bat Wings – COCO {past gift}

PicMonkey Collage

Quite emotional now

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I’m featuring the arm tattoo by Things named Miron, which is currently available at Illusion Point.  The Miron tattoo comes with appliers for the Slink Physique, TMP, Omega System (Maitreya/Belleza) in both fresh and faded intensity.  It’s also unisex.

I went a bit monochrome with this picture.. so would like to point out that the colors of the items worn are a considerably more vibrant than what is being shown. Though as you can see the pieces are exceptionally well made and anything from both May’s Soul and Luas are never disappointing.

Credits:
Mesh Eyelids – Slink
Openmouth_Open_Addon_7.1 – [PXL]
Hair – Exile – Blown Away
Acanthea Gacha {Belt Golden & Top Golden} – Luas @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Acham Gacha {Belt Small, Crown Rare, Nosechain, Set Black (bra & thong), Staff Rare & Flute} – May’s Soul @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
*Miron Tattoo – Things @ Illusion Point

Autumn Forest Premade stock texture by Frozenstocks at Deviant Art

She was the designer of her own catastrophe

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She is the designer of her own catastrophe

She is a master of words.
She uses them wisely.
She uses them haphazardly.
She uses them to plant seeds
to grow flowers of either beauty or poison
Or both, with equal feverishness.
She uses them quietly.
She uses them loudly.
She uses them build beautiful ideas
of either Paradise or Babylon
with no regard of passions but her own.
She uses them infrequently.
She uses them continuously.
She creates a symphony
of either joy or sorrow for the audience to feel
and she merely watches the catastrophe from afar,
And walks away.

Check out these wings! JianJam has created these ravaged bloody wings for the Festival of Sin II event that opened yesterday.  The wings come with an applier hud to use to apply the blood spot where the wings are connected to your skin. Currently only available for Maitreya and Belleza, and waiting for Slink support to give you that option as well.

The other item by JianJam currently available is the sanderson’s gloves at The Fantasy Collective.  Another fantastic item by Jian that is beautifully detailed with long pointy evil looking fingers.  The gloves comes with a hud to change the color texture on both gloves separately, which is a nice feature if you want to get a little creative with your outfit.

I want to point out that the mesh gown that I am wearing is a group gift for the Fantasy Collective, which is made by Valentina E. Couture.  If you’re not familiar with this designer, you should check it out, as it’s an excellent brand of women fashion on the grid.

I’m also wearing a necklace by another fabulous designer.  The Sarah La Seductrice necklace by Devious Mind is a jewelry piece that I picked up last year at a fantasy event.  I am only showing the back, but trust me it’s a wonderful accessory item as the strings of pearls cascade down the front and by the click of the menu you can change from wearing the full set or a short set of pearls.

Credits:
Hair – eXxEsS – Mare
Dress – Valentina E – Aura Gown @ The Fantasy Collective {TFC Group Gift}
Necklace – !dM/Devious Mind – Sarah La Seductrice in Ruby
*Wings – JianJam – Ravaged Wings @ Festival of Sin II {August 22- September 15}
*Sanderson’s Gloves – JianJam @ The Fantasy Collective

Scene:
Deco Curtain – ANE

Pose: 2012 Pose by Manifeste {Pose no longer available}

Poem found at @ Hello Poetry

 

In the still of the night I can hear everything

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The Fantasy Gacha Carnival will be opening its doors in a few hours and like the previous times lots of awesome things.  I’m wearing items by Una, which is part of her Lissandra gacha set.  The crowns that come in gold, black and silver are rare.   The collar and bracelets are one item and is a common and available in both black and beige.  The top and upper bracelets are also one item and come in various colors with the bracelet being either gold or silver.  The skirt and belt are another common and available in a few colors.

The other item I’m wearing is another great tattoo by Things.  This is called the Edea and is one of three that the creator has made for this event.  All the tattoos will come in black, red or white and are made to fit with Slink physique, Belleza body, Omega applier/Maitreya, TMP applier and classic layers with fresh and faded intensity.

Check out the Fantasy Gacha Carnival website for more information and previews of some of the items.

Credits:
Hair – [KoKoLoReS] – Domino
Face Tattoo – +Nuuna+ – Ina
Face Tattoo – +Nuuna+ Fen
*Lissandra Crown Gold Rare – Una @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
*Bracelets & Collar Black – Una @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
*Lissandra Top & Bracelets – Una @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
*Lissandra Skirt White Blue & Gold Belt – Una @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
*Body Tattoo – Things – Edea @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival

Pose Model – PosESioN

The devilish sea siren

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Ever since I saw this hair as one of the gifts in the recently passed hair fair I thought that it would make a great hair for a mermaid picture.  Then time went by and the thought just sort of fell by the wayside.  That is until recently when I saw this oceania crown by Bite & Claw that is now available at Totally Top Shelf that thought came to the forefront again.  It comes with a friendly to use hud that gives you seven color options to choose from.

The mermaid tail is actually a 2013 item from Devious Mind, who created it for one of the earlier rounds of the Fantasy Gacha Carnival.  Two years later and it’s still very much appealing and quite an exceptional piece.  That it fit perfectly with my mesh body was a bonus.  There are star fish pasties that were a separate gacha and can be worn with the mermaid tail.  They too are well made, but left more skin exposed in that area than I normal like to show, so my alternative was this bra from .aisling, which is part of the Dangara set, that worked just as great too.

I was pretty pleased with the outcome and now makes me anticipate what new goodies are to be had at the new round of Fantasy Gacha Carnival that soon will be here.

Credits:
*Oceania Crown – Bite & Claw @ Totally Top Shelf
Hair – Lala Moon – Valeria {just passed hair fair gift}
Ann Lily Crown [white] Rare – LODE
Ann Lily Duo [orange] – LODE
Face Tattoo – [Zibska] – Celia Carnivale07 {past Body Art Hunt}
Collar & Necklace {from the Feb. 2015 Fantasy Gacha Carnival} – .aisling – Dangara Colllar & Necklace Rare
Bra {from the Feb. 2015 Fantasy Gacha Carnival} – .aisling – Dangara Orange Bra & Veil
Lil Devil Wrist Chain, Hip Chain, Armbands {from the May 2015 Fantasy Gacha Carnival} – [Tia]
“Erielle” Fire Fish Mermaid – !dm/Devious Mind
Coral Tails {from the Koi Rare Set – !dm/Devious Mind
Lil’ Devil Pitchfork Rare {from the May 2015 Fantasy Gacha Carnival} – [Tia]

Scene:
In-Sim Tunnel Reef – Tobias Novi
Big Leafs – Happy Mood
Lily Pads & Water Lilies – Arduenn Schwartzman
Wizarding Frogs & Toad Lily Pad – Beetle Bones {past event gift}
Nebel/Fog Blue & White – Sweet Revolutions
Bubblez Maker – AleyMart
Pose: Lib_Swimming w/ Dolly by Descent Dover {moved limbs with Animare}