Yesterday, Creamy spoke to me so excitedly about Blue Blood that I was instantly intrigued (she blogged about her adventures over here). "These designs are just your style!" Creamy said. I hopped over and quite agreed.
The shop is full of black and crimson (not red, no. Crimson.) and big, floaty dresses all cobbled out of vinyl: thick skirts in neo-gothic-Victorian style, and more and more black.
I met the designer, Ghanima Uriza, and totally loved her look -- a gothic-pale Celestial Studios skin and black hair to match her outfits. She's so happy to be creating that she's sharing lots of outfits (and soon skins) with the Free*Style group, and I was overjoyed to pick up her freebies. I liked so many of her outfits that for this photo, I put on a combination of two!
Ghanima flipped through my blog this morning while we were chatting about clothes. "Oh hey, you like William Blake too! My favorite poem is from Blake, Fair Eleanor."
Curious girl that I am, I immediately hopped off and googled for it. After I read it, I had a flash of insight into Ghanima's clothing aesthetic. No wonder a designer like Ghanima designs clothing such as this!
The bell struck one, and shook the silent tower;
The graves give up their dead: fair Elenor
Walk'd by the castle gate, and lookéd in.
A hollow groan ran thro' the dreary vaults.
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The poem is dark and dramatic and caught in a moment of heart-racing terror, a suitable setting for these clothes. (Goes so well with the dramatic line of Philotic Energy's new hair, too).
***Hair: Philotic Energy PE Kyeema in black
***Skin: /artilleri/ lily (porcelain) *memphis*
***Tattoo: /artilleri/ maggie tattoo
***Shirt: Blue Blood from the Diableza suite
***Overcorset: Draconic Kiss (Crimson Shadows) from the Claire dress suite
***Skirt, glitch pants, gloves: Blue Blood Vampire Princess