Monday, January 26, 2009

++Nightshade Designs++


Etymology: Italian, literally, beautiful lady
Date: 1597
1 : an Old World poisonous plant (Atropa belladonna) of the nightshade family having purple or green bell-shaped flowers, glossy black berries, and root and leaves that yield atropine —called also deadly nightshade

I've been feeling a little dark lately.... not dark BAD really, noooo, it takes a LOT to do that. Dark good. Goth dark. Punky vampire goth dark. Blood red lips and fun sexy outfits... you've seen it. You're curious, admit it. You LOVE it...

Belladonna Mureaux loves it... and she's decided to share it with Second Life. Nighshade Designs features gothic styles, skins and accessories for the most discerning vampirista...

Bloody Elegance is a cute punky outfit, pinstriped capris with prim cuffs. The textures are really nicely done, complete with little buckles that make the whole look interesting to look at and wear. The top has a shirt with prim collar and tie along with rolled up sleeves. The jacket layer's vest is nicely shaded and the laced front is a lovely touch.

If there's one thing I'd change it's with the jacket layer. It IS pretty much a vest, but it does have some sleeves to match the shirt layer, so it really can't be worn on it's own. Not technically a design flaw at all, just a personal thing on my part. The complete look works sooo well it's not even an issue, really.

I got to complete the look with Belladonna's 'Angelina' skin. The lips and eye makeup are gorgeous, textured just right and making this more than just a 'pale' skin. A real 'win' really, to make something so simple so interesting; Belladonna has an eye for the little details that make her outfits and skins more than just black and white and whatever. It's the touches, the little things that I think make her designs really lovely and fun.

So, you know what to do next.


++Nightshade Designs++

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