This Way Comes

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes…”

I’m not about to argue semantics with William Shakespeare, seeing as how he’s dead and all, but he really didn’t paint MacBeth’s witches with an attractive brush, did he? I suppose in his defense it’s not like he was the only one to conjure (haha) up images of craggy crones cloaked in black, stooped over boiling cauldrons. It’s an image perfect for costume parties. And while black might be the preferred clothing colour choice nowadays- at least for drama- I do prefer to glam things up a little bit while trying to keep up witchy appearances.

This Way Comes

Decorating helps set up a proper seasonal mood, too! I look forward all year to putting out the Halloween finery. So go forth and dress in your spiderweb tights and witchy buckle shoes, adorn your homes with gravestones and scarecrows, and if you happen to see spectral things dancing through your yard, just out of the corner of your eye, just remember that the veil is thinning…

the magickal scoop:
Brenna hair, group gift, from elikatira (#1/yes, elikatira! #2/colour change HUD!)
Harley skin in peach from Pink Fuel
Cold Shoulder sweater from DRIFT
Mini skirt in black from SOUL.
Spider web tights in purple from GField (previous group gift)
Batty shoes in black from lassitude & ennui
Autumn Song eyes from Poetic Colors
Wild Full Thick lashes from Maxi Gossamer
Pentagram Buckle Collar from *Dreams*
Glitterotica eyeshadow (Lavendolly and Choco Glittah) from Mock Cosmetics
poses by aDORKable (closed. le’sigh.)
Jack O’ Lantern Scarecrow and cat from StoraxTree
Autumn Color Feast Oak (with spanish moss and color-change lights) from New Trails
Melrude Burial Plot from POST
…ghost? What ghost? Where did that come from? >_>

Dirty Old Town

I think I can stop hoping that summer is still trying to stick around. The weather has definitely changed around here- it seems to have gone from warm and sunny to grey and wet overnight! All in all, though, I don’t mind too much…while a spell of of warmth and sun is always welcomed, I do so enjoy autumn. The leaves turn brilliant colours, the earth is well hydrated once more, and I get to overdose on all things pumpkin while snuggling up in front of my fireplace.

The only thing that leaves me a bit flat is the dullness of the city. When the skies are grey and there’s rain in the air, there no denying that all that concrete does nothing to stir the imagination. That may be why red is such a favourite colour to wear this time of year, because it is so delightfully defiant of all that grey! Black and red are a nice contrast to the monochrome, and cooler temperatures are a nice excuse to dust off the hats and boots.

Dirty Old Town

The Fallish scoop:
‘Falling For You’ hair with beret in Natural Fusion2 Phoenix from Exile (at Collabor88)
Oversized Wool Coat in black from ISON (at Collabor88)
Bohemian Diamond dress in red from Somnia
Alyx skin in Vanilla from Pink Fuel
Vanity boots in black from SLink
Dorothy Cat-eye glasses in Cherry from PurpleMoon Creations
Pearl eyes in caramel from Poetic Colors
Wild Full Thick lashes from Maxi Gossamer
pose by aDORKable (closed)

“I left my love, by the gassworks wall
Dreamed a dream, by the old canal
I kissed my girl, by the factory wall
Dirty old town, dirty old town…”
– The Pogues

Do It Anyway

Just do it anyway…because sometimes things need doing and saying. You might fall flat on your face afterwards, but if you’ve not brought harm to anyone else then it was probably worth doing. You probably learned something in the doing. How else do we learn? We do it anyway!

Do It Anyway

Did I need an excuse to put up a blog post in which I was dancing like I was listening to Ben Folds Five’s ‘Do It Anyway?’ Nope! I did it anyway! Hope you enjoy.

the scoop:
Punk Racerback top – Canada from Miel
Joy hair in Pancake from Wasabi Pills
Bianca skin in Apricot from Mynerva
Basic jeans in Dirty from Zaara
Basic eyes in greywolf from Poetic Colors
Pornstar lowtop sneakers by Urban Bomb Unit
Damasc bangles and Heart necklace from Maxi Gossamer
makeup from Mock Cosmetics
poses from Adorkable