Monday, April 21, 2014

A dance in monochromatic mood

Dance baby dance, like the world is ending.
Dance baby dance, like the world is ending.
Dance baby dance coz the world is ending.
The cosmos was tuning up for an epic performance. Darkness and light conspired to work together, bringing an end to the old, and creating the new. The music of the eternal dance played through all beings at all times, this would be a memorable crescendo, one requiring many hours of practice. There could be no getting it wrong.
Merida knew the steps, having watched the shadowdancers since her eyes could discern their forms from the surrounding darkness. This would be her début. It felt as though she had practiced for millennia, when in reality the nearest star had burned half its lifespan before she set foot in the practice studio. This place was out of time, above and behind, where protagonists of the dance would meet. Their movements syncopated, graceful limbs moving perfectly in time with the music of the stars, forever bringing death, and life.

The Monochromatic Fair opened on Friday April 18th. Far from just black and white, the fair is a riot of colour - just one at a time! 104 creators have set up shop on a single sim, with exclusive items from each - all keeping to the single colour theme. I really hadn't gone planning on spending anything (after my accidental *I must have it all* at the GoT gacha event) but that whole plan was ruined as soon as I saw the {Aoi Hime} horns at .::Cubic Cherry Kre-ations:.. I've said in the past about going back to visit things to be sure you want to buy them. This was an on the spot, got to have it type deal. The style of the horns is just beautiful, so organic. The colour set the tone for this whole look. Of course then I went looking in all the other stores cherry picking - pardon the pun - items to fit the idea sparked by the horns. Oh the dangers of shopping.
The Monochromatic fair is open until May 2nd.

You can find the SIM here...
The Monochromatic Fair
You can find details of all merchants and direct SLurls here

Horns : .::Cubic Cherry Kre-ations:.. {Aoi Hime} Horns  L$ 300
As I said above. Just beautiful. Here shown is the 'night' version, the 'day' version is also included.
Hair : [geek.] I'm a Puzzle - SurfShop (With bangs and headband) Blues Pack L$ 100
Love teal, love it. Nice selection of tones in each pack.
Cardigan : [NV] Ela Cardigan -Wool Black L$ 125
The fit of this cardigan is great. The texture of the wool sets it apart from the usual flat black.
Skirt : Razor/// Fluffy Butt Suspenders  L$ 150
This skirt - with suspenders - is pretty amazing. I'm not even going to pretend I've seen all it can do. You may have heard about 'Materials' in SL - for which you need a viewer with Materials capability. It's looking to be the biggest change since the introduction of MESH. Even without getting into all of that - the options on the HUD that comes with the skirt (along with multiple options for sizes, including those to fit Lola's, Cute Azz and Phat Azz) are great. Separate options to change the transparency and glow of the ruffles and the straps, along with 20 colour options for the ruffles and 21 for the straps, there will be a combination to fit your look.
Leggings : [-S-] Slinky Tights - Holey Moley - Blue L$ 100
These come with Slink and Azz appliers.

Not from the fair -
Ballet equipment : YumYums Mesh Ballet Studio Set  L$ 299
This is a prop - no poses included. It would work brilliantly to enhance any gym / ballet setting.

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