The Mysterious Black Box

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When Lea went home after work Friday night she found a mysterious package on her living room coffee table. It was a black round box wrapped in a big black satin bow. There was an envelope on the box. She opened it, took out the handwritten card and read: “Dear Lea, please follow the instructions below carefully. Wear everything you will find in  the box. Do not wear anything else. Be ready at 9. A car will come and pick you up. Love. M.”

She put the card on the table and pulled on the silky bow to open the mysterious box. It was full of luxurious sensual clothes and accessories: a black stretchy dress with lovely lace decorations and a tiny black bow, a bit like the bow on the box. It made her think of M. unwrapping her and she shivered lightly. She kept looking. A wonderful pair of black platform leather shoes with laced heels. She couldn’t wait to try them on. Then she found a big damask posture collar, leather arm bands and a mask. All black.

Her eyes widened a little. She had been seeing M. for a while and she knew he was into some kinky stuff. And she might have mentioned occasionally that she would like to play along someday. But this took her by surprise. She would follow the flow anyways. What did she have to lose? A night home alone watching tv? She didn’t have too much time to think if she wanted to get ready. She took a shower, washed her hair and arranged it in a pretty up-do, then started getting dressed. The dress and the heels were amazing. She felt very sexy, very woman. She was going to pick some underwear in the drawer and remembered, “nothing else”. She looked at her reflection in the mirror and smiled. The dress was very tight. “Oh boy…”  She was putting on the leather bands and the collar when she heard the car parking in the driveway. She took the leather mask and finished adjusting it while going downstairs. This was certainly going to be an interesting evening.

 

Credits:

Location: The Chamber

CATWA HEAD ALICE

IKON Triumph Eyes – Armor

Le Forme
[LF] Dominatrix Mask BLACK BOX

MoDANNA [Ardeur Collection] Spiked Choker Damask Black

Maitreya Mesh Body – LARA

no.match ~ NO_WHISPER ~ BROWNS @ Hairology

..::PaperDolls::.. Soumise arm bands

Petite Mort @ Dark Style Fair May14-June1
Petite Mort- Ebony Selene dress
Petite Mort- Desdemonia SLINK HIGH

Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Gesture
Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High

[theSkinnery] Nana (Omega Mesh Head Applier) – honey @ C88

The Sugar Garden Nails – Fiancee

 

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The Little Black Dress

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So I couldn’t blog black without making a little black dress post, right?! I found this one by Nyu at My Attic (there’s only two days left to go get some awesome and affordable stuff, by the way). It is the first time I wear Nyu and I really like this dress, it is simple, elegant, well cut, not too formal, pretty and sexy. I will definitely get more clothes from that creator. For the shooting I went to Umbral photography sim, and found what I was looking for inside the main building, a stage in an adult environment, with plenty of red and black to match my outfit. I also love how the hair color sort of “melts” from red to black and fusions with the black dress.

So I am having fun with my black experience. I went to creative writing workshops a few times, and really liked how the “rules” or “constraints” opened the imagination and increased creativity. I feel a bit the same about this color restriction. Instead of closing doors, it opens a whole unexpected universe.

There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.
― Bram Stoker, Dracula

Pictures taken @ Umbral, Hydra Isles
** Krystal **

Glam Affair
Luna skin – Asia Tone – 07 @ C88 until June 6
Couture Eyeliner no no.04
by Zoe Gloster

IKON Promise Eyes – Metal
by uoʞı (ikon.innovia)

Letis Tattoo :: Bohemian
by Leti Hax

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
by Onyx LeShelle

Nailed It – Maitreya – Dark Set
by Giela (giela.delpaso)

Shape by my darling Katerina ❤

~Tableau Vivant~ Babs – Blacks+Whites @ My Attic until May 31st
by M4ri1yn Magic

.::WoW Skins::. Lashes 2014
by .::WoW Skins::. (sawsan.secretspy)
** Outfit **

[BREATHE]-Ellie Heels-Black
by daisa Admiral

NYU – High Collar Dress, Black @ My Attic until May 31st
by 妞 (nyunyu.kimono)

(Yummy) Cleopatra Medusa & Septum – Gold @ N21 until June 11
by Polyester Partridge

** Poses **

oOo moody_one_alt
by Olaenka Chesnokov

Vanity Poses – Details 2
by Vanity Mirror

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BY Keetja (journey.lorakeet)

In Black We Trust

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reign Vanity Poses - Details ieqed glam affair

So, when I was writing my last post I was sort of thinking out loud about how I like black and how maybe keeping it black could be a possible way, maybe not to niche, but at least to narrow the portion of the SL fashion universe I work on. I gave it some more thought and decided to give the idea a try and to see where and how it goes from there. So I will be blogging black stuff, at least for a while, until I decide if I like it.

Inside that new “rule” I established a few mini rules. White is allowed. You know, Black and White. Red is allowed occasionally. You know, Red and Black. Colors in the hair, make up, accessories are allowed.

I have noticed one thing already: it makes shopping much easier. I am not good at picking one color, I kind of always want them all and have a hard time with choices. Now, pffft, no problem, I grab the black one and tadaaaa!

Think of what starlight
And lamplight would lack
Diamonds and fireflies
If they couldn’t lean against Black. . . .”
― Mary O’Neill, Hailstones and Halibut Bones

**Krystal**

+elua+ Noah_Black pack @ Shiny Shabby until June 15
by Miu Edman

Glam Affair – Luna skin – Asia Tone – 07 @ C88 until June 6
by Zoe Gloster

IKON Promise Eyes – Storm
by uoʞı (ikon.innovia)

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
by Onyx LeShelle

Nailed It – Maitreya – Dark Set
by Giela (giela.delpaso)

Shape by my darling Katerina ❤
** Wearing **

GizzA – Cathy Blazer Dress [Black] @ Shiny Shabby until June 15
byGiz Seorn

ieQED persephone.ring.set.obsidian @ Shiny Shabby until June 15
by Sigi (sigifaust)

*paper moon* Tropico Unisex Necklace – Antique Gold
by Sohma G. Dawling (sohma.dix)

REIGN.– BREAK-UP PUMPS
BY Oրհεlἶმ Kεղმძεε X. Rεἶցղ (kenadeecole)

.::WoW Skins::. Lashes 2014
by .::WoW Skins::. (sawsan.secretspy)

(Yummy) Cleopatra Nose Ring – Gold @ N21 until June 11
by Polyester Partridge
** Poses **

an lar [poses] The Beauty Series – Elegance
by Kat (katya.valeska)

[DB]Poses – twilight
by Denny Ballyhoo

Vanity Poses – Details 2
by Vanity Mirror

Keep calm and Wear Black

*EverGlow* - Girls597 black outfit eaters coma monsoon miss chelsea uber *EverGlow* - GroupGift03 black arise face tattoo eaters coma noir indyra statement neclace miss chelsea uber EverGlow* - GroupGift07(F) miss chelsea uber eaters coma noir black indyra statement necklace monsoon sandals feet miss chelsea uber eaters coma black noir indyra deetalez

Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”
Coco Chanel

So I went shopping to Uber, which theme was all hindi and bright colors, and I found myself buying all things black. Black clothes, black hair, black shoes, black jewelry… and I started wondering “what is the matter with me ?”, then I realised maybe I just like black. And I thought of the blog posts I have made so far, and realised that the ones that are black brought me some sort of special satisfaction, I am fond of them a bit more than I am fond of the other ones. And I kept thinking. Becky keeps telling us that it is important to niche, and I really don’t know how to niche because as I always say I love all the things. So maybe keeping it dark would be a way to do things that are satisfying for me and it would be some sort of narrowing in the wide world of sl women’s fashion. It wouldn’t be specially gothic, even if it might end up being, at times. It would be my own interpretation of and variations around the black color. And I found Coco Chanel’s words encouraging. It won’t hurt to give it a try anyways. So I might try that for a few posts and see how it goes.

Pictures taken @ Gates to Nowhere

** Krystal **

.ARISE. Niobe Facetattoo (tintable) @ The Fantasy Collective until June 10th
by Hᴇʟɢᴀ (lonlysoule)

DeeTaleZ
Skin Limited Edition “Dorothy” Nordic
BLACK Eyeliner G
Lips glitter BLACK
Eyeshadow greyish
by کτعғғ (steffi.villota)

Eaters Coma – HAIR 68 / NOIR @ Uber until June 23rd
by KUMII (kumii.yoshikawa)

IKON Promise Eyes – Storm
by uoʞı (ikon.innovia)

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
by Onyx LeShelle

Nailed It – Maitreya – Dark Set
by Giela (giela.delpaso)

Shape by my darling Katerina ❤

[White~Widow] Midnight in Paris – @ Shiny Shabby until June 15
by Julie Hastings

.::WoW Skins::. Lashes 2014
by .::WoW Skins::. (sawsan.secretspy)
** Wearing **

{Indyra} Legend Statement Necklace
by Indyra Seigo

.miss chelsea. @ Uber until June 23rd
Cropped Harem Pants Black
Handkerchief Top Black
by Coral Lacey & Dave Freeman (davidefre)

[monso] My Flower Sandal – Black @ Uber until June 23rd
by Morphine Janick

.random.Matter. – Aridius Circlet – Gold/White
.random.Matter. – Norbu Rings – Black @ Uber until June 23rd
by ғᴏssʏ sɴᴏzʙᴇʀʀʏ (nikohl.hax)

[Tia] Voodoo – Bracers – BLACK
by Tia Biscuit
** Poses **

*EverGlow* –
Girls597
Group Gift 03
Grou pGift 07
by Fanny Willis

Vanity Poses – Details 4
by Vanity Mirror

Who Needs a Dress ?!

This post is dedicated to the Zenith Gacha @ Shiny Shabby that has a wonderful dress in it but never wanted to give it to me, so I had to do with dozens of tables, frames, headpieces and violins. Finally, I think I had more fun playing with the “who needs a dress” thing that if I had actually won the dress ^^.

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❤ ❤ ❤

Now Let’s Give Back to Caesar What is Caesar’s 🙂

** BODY, HAIR, MAKE UP **
Birdy. Ali Vip skin – Pure ❤ FREE GROUP GIFT ❤
by Dani (nina.helix)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sleepy/188/108/30

DeeTaleZ Makeup
BLACK Eyeliner H
Eyeshadow greyish
BLOOD Lips matt
by کτعғғ (steffi.villota)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/DeeTaleZ/111/125/58

– Glam Affair – Lucy shape
by Zoe Gloster
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beauty%20Avatar%20couture/163/133/23

IKON Charm Eyes – Black
by uoʞı (ikon.innovia)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/IKON/143/128/501

MINA – Kaya – Essentials @ KUSTOM 9
By MINA (mina.nakamura)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MINA%20Hair/57/179/25
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mingle/97/60/26

Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Mid
Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Casual
by Siddean Munro
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/14153
** WEARING **
{Luxuria} Naughty Rose *red* for ROMP 04 2015
by Allegory Malaprop
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nouveau/217/96/26

REIGN.- AVERY PLATS- BLACK @ 100 BLOCK FASHION FAIR until APRIL 30
BY Oրհεlἶმ Kεղმძεε X. Rεἶցղ (kenadeecole)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Yesterday/89/122/22
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Metropolis/134/115/23

=Zenith=Hibiscus Flower Headpiece (Cherry) @ SHINY SHABBY UNTIL MAY 15
by 喵 仙 人 (miffyhoi.rosca)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tropical%20Orchid/39/189/22
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Old%20Lighthouse/169/179/21
** HOUSE & OBJECTS **
Apple Fall Roses Box (Red)
by Apple Fall (warehousefifteendesigns)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fall/143/215/23

Scarlet Creative – For Eku The Retreat Prefab
By Charlotte Bartlett
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Summer/129/240/23

=Zenith= @ SHINY SHABBY UNTIL MAY 15
Vintage Violin (wear) – RARE
Vintage Violin RayRay (wear) – RARE
Vintage Fancy Little End Table (black)
by 喵 仙 人 (miffyhoi.rosca)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tropical%20Orchid/39/189/22
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Old%20Lighthouse/169/179/21

** PHOTO **

Alchemy Viewer

Flare 2 for Mac

Lumipro Hud, Wearable Lights and Projectors
by Stefan Buscaylet
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Phenomenal/237/148/1501

Hotel Coral Essex

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(marukin) [mid~night] pensive DOF NECKLACE ACCENT_001

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(marukin) [dolce vita] pink crepe trousers_001

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EverGlow* - Noir 06_001

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Tonight I wil just let my pictures tell their own story.

Now Let’s Give Back to Caesar What is Caesar’s

** Pictures taken in Soap **

** BODY, HAIR AND MAKE UP *

DeeTaleZ
A.T.W. Djuna European SKIN
LIPS GLOSS BLACK
EYESHADOW GREYISH
EYELINER G
by کτعғғ (steffi.villota)

[Entwined] Lana – Naturals B @ SHINY SHABBY UNTIL MAY 15
BY ʟᴀɪʀ (vivienmarli)

Glam Affair – Lucy shape
by Zoe Gloster

IKON Charm Eyes – Black
by uoʞı (ikon.innovia)

(NO) Art Nails for SLINK – Punk Nails Collection @ COLLABOR88 UNTIL MAY 6
BY Nylon Pinkney

Slink
AvEnhance Feet Female High
AvEnhance Hands Female – Casual
by Siddean Munro

.::WoW Skins::. Lashes 2014
by .::WoW Skins::. (sawsan.secretspy)

** OUTFIT **
Blueberry
Arla – Leather Bustier – Black
Tila – Mesh – Studded Skirts – Blue @ N21 EXCLUSIVE BELT Until May 11
by Blueberry – Ƥιєяѕ (blueberryxx)

Glam Affair – Bangles Set Black
by Zoe Gloster

(Kunglers Extra) Serpente – silver DISCOUNTED 100 L
BY Ava Kungler (avagardner.kungler)

REIGN.- GEMMA BOOTIES- BLACK @ N21 Until May 11
by Oրհεlἶმ Kεղმძεε X. Rεἶցղ (kenadeecole)

** POSES**

!BANG stand 394
by Luna Jubilee

EVERGLOW Noir 06
BY Fanny Willis

MARUKIN dolce vita pink crepe trousers, midnigjt pensive
BY valalalala (valencia.southard)
* Can’t find the store *

** PHOTO **

LUMIPRO
by Stefan Buscaylet
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Phenomenal/237/148/1501

FLARE 2

ALCHEMY VIEWER

Rebel, Rebel

KaTink - Haute 10_001

(marukin) [dolce vita] blue woman_001

EP FOR THE FIRST TIME 4_001

Infiniti . - Handy 14_001

Le Poppycock-Truth or dareBIS_001

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I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON_001

SHOES CLOSE UP_001

ZOZ CAT TOES_001

Listening to David Bowie’s Rebel, Rebel ( Love his pants *giggles* )

Hi guys !

OK, sooooo, back into my comfort zone *snuggles tight in her vintage stuff*

More stuff from Shiny Shabby in this post. Did I mention I *love* Shiny shabby ? 🙂 I also visited No21 and there is some really cool stuff there. I found hair, jewelry and a denim mini skirt by Blueberry ( Lamb hair and Yummy jewelry are featured in this post, *Blueberry mini skirt coming soon*)

I put on this outstanding dress and jeans jacket from E-Clipse (found @ Shiny Shabby) and built the outfit from there. For the photos I went to a place called Virtual Decay that is really awesome if you’re looking for a dark grunge urban environment for your pictures. I am also playing with a new skin and make up from DeeTaleZ *insert happy face* and how cool is this Black Cat Nail Art from ZoZ ? ^^

Now Let’s Give Back to Caesar what is Caesar’s

PICTURES TAKEN @ VIRTUAL DECAY

DeeTaleZ Skin A.T.W. Djuna European

BY کτعғғ (steffi.villota)

IKON Sovereign Eyes – Chocolate

by uoʞı (ikon.innovia)

Glam Affair – Lucy shape
by Zoe Gloster

Slink

AvEnhance Feet Mid

AvEnhance Hands Casual
by Siddean Munro

Lamb. Haze – Ombre Pack @ No21 until May 11

BY Lamb Bellic

DeeTaleZ

Makeup BLACK Brows paint medium

Makeup BLACK Eyeliner E Makeup BLACK Lips glitter

Makeup Eyeshadow greyish.

BY کτعғғ (steffi.villota)

::WoW Skins::. Lashes 2014 Lashes 1

BY .::WoW Skins::. (sawsan.secretspy)

E-Clipse Zara Jeans Black @ SHINY SHABBY UNTIL MAY 15

BY イђєイяα (thetra.blackheart)

REIGN.- AVERY PLATS- BLACK @ 100 BLOCK FASHION FAIR UNTIL APRIL 30

by Oրհεlἶმ Kεղმძεε X. Rεἶցղ (kenadeecole)

(Yummy) To The Moon & Back Bracelet – Gold @ No21 until May 11

BY Polyester Partridge

[MANDALA]

POLLY RING/BLACK
TAIGA Necklace

by 菊之介王子 (kikunosuke.eel)

-{ZOZ}- Black Cat – Natural Polish Huds – (Slink)
by Zozicon

POSES

INFINITI Handy 14

BY Brandi Monroe

Marukin

Dolce vita, Blue Woman
by valalalala (valencia.southard)

ELEPHANTE For the First Time

by Mєяidα (melissajeanne.flores)

Katink Haute 10

by Maliah Aviatik Morane (maliah.naidoo)

My Personal Photo Assistant :

Lumipro

by Stefan Buscaylet
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Phenomenal/237/148/1501

(Everyday I wonder how I could live six years without my beloved Lumipro. It helps me with the light, the poses and the eyes position, and all that easy pea in just a few clicks). Thank you, thank you, thank you, Stefan !

Photos Edited with Flare 2 for Mac