Sword of Light and Shadow

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One of the things I most adore about Second Life blogging is when I select something from my inventory – whether its a wardrobe piece, an accessory, a pair of shoes, even a pose – and it immediately inspires an entire look. I had intended to go in a completely different direction today, but when I put on the gorgeous Crown of Swords by ERSCH, my prior ideas vanished completely. And the especial pleasure becomes peeking through your inventory folders to find just the right items to go with your inspiration touchstone. Given that I don’t (yet!) have too many fantasy-flavored items in my wardrobe, I went for a modern queenly vibe. I think it pulled together quite well!

Sword of Light and Shadow
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My skin is in the new porcelaine skin tone from DS’ELLES, and I love how it gives me the an ethereal look without being too pale (always a tricky balance to strike). It may be found in the main store, as can my LeLutka hair, which is a free group gift available in 8 lovely hues. The LeLutka group is still completely free to join, and last I checked there were still at least six group gifts to grab in their hair store, and all of them really lovely!

My necklace is the perfectly regal Pearl Droplets by Secret Love, which also comes with matching earrings and a trio of pearl colors and metal tones in the HUD. And I really adore the shape of the Grecia Dress by BLOKC, which has the loveliest draped detailing and is absolutely perfect in this soft, blush hue. Several other colors are also available, and it’s wonderfully affordable at only L$75. And as I was double-checking the price for this post, I noticed that the gold version of this dress is currently set as a free promo on the SL Marketplace. Don’t miss out!

Queen for a Day
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For event exclusives, I’m delighted to bring you several lovely cosmetics by Nova Bodyshop, all which may be found at the AnyBody event through July 31st. Noctea’s designs generously include system tattoo layers, as well as appliers for Loud Mouth, Nyam Nyam, Sweet Lips, LeLutka and TMP. My poses are by Signature Pose, and the one in the photo above is exclusive to the My Slink Obsession event, ongoing through July 22nd.

I hope you’re all having a brilliant and beautiful weekend! I’ve finally finished trying on all the Hair Fair demos, and I even got to sneak into a few swiftly-ending events yesterday. Which reminds me: if you haven’t visited Summerfest yet, today is your last chance! (And oh my goodness, there are some gorgeous event exclusives there that made my cry mightily into my rapidly-dwindling Linden balance!) Also, Wizarding Faire 2015 has opened today, and I’m delighted to be bringing you some amazing faire finds this coming week. So restock those virtual wallets, and see you again soon! ♥

Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
* Skin / DS’ELLES | Mathilde – Porcelaine
Hair / LeLutka | Vent Hair – Praline | Group Gift
Eyes / Inkheart | Expansive Eyes – Green (S)
Lashes / Mon Cheri | Falsies Mesh Eylashes – Upper
* Eyeliner / Nova Bodyshop | Sagan – 001 | AnyBody Event, through July 31st
* Eyeshadow / Nova Bodyshop | Lynn – 009 | AnyBody Event, through July 31st
* Lips / Nova Bodyshop | Lizzy – 007 | AnyBody Event, through July 31st

* Crown / ERSCH | Crown of Swords – Bronze
* Necklace / Secret Love | Pearl Droplets Necklace
* Dress / BLOKC | Draped Grecia Dress – Blush
Shoes / KC Couture | Brazilia – Maitreya

* Signature Pose / Aron Poses – 002
* Signature Pose / Nicki Poses – 003 | My Slink Obsession, through July 22nd



24 thoughts on “Sword of Light and Shadow

    lucilleobscuris said:
    July 12, 2015 at 9:54 am

    That happens a lot to me :D Sometimes I pick something and evolve an entire look around it. It’s fun and I love doing things like that :D

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      July 12, 2015 at 11:09 am

      Yay! Sisters in random item inspiration! ♥

      It really *is* fun to just add things at random to your avie and get inspired from it. I was initially taking pictures of every wardrobe item I have so I could see at a glance what someone looks like before I wore it, but I ended up deleting them all because I actually prefer to be surprised. Makes getting dressed take longer, but it’s much more fun! :)

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    rainbowmubble said:
    July 12, 2015 at 10:02 am

    I do this a lot too, have something all neatly planned which goes straight out the window when I find something shiny! I think that dress fits a fantasy look really well <3

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      July 12, 2015 at 11:11 am

      Isn’t that just the best? :D And now I’m *finally* starting to use the Outfits feature, so if I’m halfway or mostly dressed and I put something on that totally changes what I want to blog, at least I can save what I was starting to put together. Funny how we can learn about useful SL features we never used before, and then wonder how we lived without them! ♥


    duchessflux said:
    July 12, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Very pretty!

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      July 12, 2015 at 11:11 am

      Thank you, sweet lady! I just saw your latest pic/post and you’re so gorgeous I just want to kidnap you and keep you all to myself! ♥

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    leesee79 said:
    July 12, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Love your post Ever! I find that I create outfits a lot this way! I have a feeling you’ll have a lot more fantasy posts soon haha I think the fantasy side of fashion in sl really shows off people’s creativity!

    Thanks for mentioning the nyam nyam appliers for the DS’ELLES skin! I’m always looking for skins that do appliers for this mouth so I’m going to grab it up as soon as I can! ♥

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      July 12, 2015 at 11:15 am

      Oh goodness, fantasy fashion is sooooooo tempting! And with Enchantment coming up, and events like We <3 Roleplay, The Conquest, The Fantasy Collective … I swear, designers are personally conspiring to take all my money. Maybe I should just have Linden Labs on auto-pay, haha!

      And you're so welcome re: the appliers! Thank YOU for reminding me how useful it is to mention that information in blog posts. Just to clarify though: it's the Nova Bodyshop cosmetics that come with the Nyam Nyam appliers. Sorry if there was any confusion! ♥

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        leesee79 said:
        July 12, 2015 at 11:22 am

        Oh thanks for the clarification, it’s late for me so my brain starts to get muddled haha

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    Slfashiondoll said:
    July 12, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    So beautiful!!!!!! hugs ♥

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      July 12, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      Awww, thank you so much sweet lady! Hope you’re having a marvelous weekend! xoxoxo

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    Vixxie Vultee said:
    July 12, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    everything about this is SO gorgeous! i love the look, and the backdrop is just as stunning <3

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      July 12, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      Awww, Vixxie! You are beyond lovely, thank you so much! ♥♥


    LADYBLANCE said:
    July 12, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Second pic’s golden glowing is awesome. Sure I sill like your ava’s pretty face ;)

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      July 12, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      You’re making me blush, Blance! =^_^= Thank you SO much, lovely girl! xoxo


    LADYBLANCE said:
    July 12, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Always welcome ;) :-*
    Btw, wanted to ask if you’d like to make pic together. I’m interested in new ideas :)

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      July 12, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      Awww, you’re so thoughtful to think of me, Blance! ♥

      I’m smashed with events and blogging commitments this month, but I’ll hopefully be much more free in August so I’d love to then! xo


        LADYBLANCE said:
        July 12, 2015 at 6:28 pm

        sure, np. Let me know when u will be able ;) It will be much fun I think.

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    landacrystal said:
    July 13, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    love your engaging writing style Ever. xox

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      July 14, 2015 at 10:09 am

      You’re so thoughtful and kind, Landa! Thank you so much for your compliment! ♥

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    Shae Marquis said:
    July 16, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    I do this too, put on a single and then build a whole idea around it.. I love this look you’ve done though. I feel like you could be in a GoT character’s vision or something – you’d be a darn sight more fair to behold than Melisandre anyhow ;-)

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      July 19, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      All of the blushing! ♥ Melisandre is so twisted and tricksy, I just love that character. True, she’s on a permanent train to Cray Town, but you gotta love a redhead with witchy wiles! :D

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