As the ceiling flew away

The room was humming harder as the ceiling flew away.
When we called out for another drink,
but the waiter brought a tray.

This is a strong contender for my favourite androgyne look of 2013, and it’s only just squeaked in at the tail end of the year. Thanks to a last-minute buy at TDR Fusion, plus a deep rummage in my inventory, this fragile creature was birthed. He feels as if he inhabits that dusty space between the fading of the seasons.

With a skin from a new-to-me store called Swallow (yes, I know it’s the bird, but it amused me no end to join the group and walk around with a tag that says ‘SWALLOW’ above my name – heh!) at TDR Fusion, plus that deep inventory rummage that led me in the direction of fading seasons, old rotting wood, and insect-turned soil, via this stunning headdress by Paper Moon that I picked up at Horrorfest (now available in the Paper Moon store). Once I had the headdress, I began to get a feel for the direction of this character.

I dug out my trusty Schadenfreude mesh corsets (male sizes included, my fellow freaky boys will be happy to hear) and then realised I needed a frilly, poet-style shirt. I dug and rummaged a bit more, and ended up in my Tamiron Forge folder, where I found exactly what I wanted.

As luck would have it, I spotted another Tamiron Forge outfit folder, and that was where I found the perfect pants and belt for this look. A last dig for footwear had me unearthing these beautiful boots from Senzafine.

Piercings by Pekka, necklace by KOSH. Gold leaf makeup from League, and eyeshadow and liner from 22769 and MONS. Eyes from Dead Apples (and what a perfectly-apt name that is for this shoot).

Outdoor shots taken just outside the new KOSH store, on the Rain sim. Windlight: Chic Aeon’s “Places – Abracadabra”.

Some brighter-lit studio shots for you now.

The ring is from Maxi Gossamer, and nail appliers from A:S:S. Hands, of course, from Slink. Gents, there are skin appliers at Swallow for all skintones; no worrying about trying to colour-match by eye. I hope more male skin-makers follow suit.

Credits

Headdress: Paper Moon – Sister Deer [ sohma.dix ]

Skin: Swallow – Eliah (ivory gold) [ luciayes.magic ]
(TDR Fusion only – limited time)

Eyes: Dead Apples – Broken Glass (hint of tea) [ soleil.reid ]

Hair: Maitreya – Bo (sandy blond) [ onyx.leshelle ]

Makeup:
On forehead: League – Metal Leaf Makeup (gold) [ nena.janus ]

Shadow: 22769 – Visage Guyliner [ mondra.kira ]

Liner: MONS – Black Swan (orange) [ ekilem ]
(TDR Fusion only – limited time)

Piercing: Pekka – Canion Unisex Piercing (gold) [ kathya.szczepanski ]

Necklace: KOSH – Selva Oscura Necklace [ lynaja.bade ]

Ring: Maxi Gossamer – Royal Autumn Forest Acorn [ maxi.gossamer ]

Corset: Schadenfreude – Something Wicked Corset (noir) [ allegory.malaprop ]
(female AND male sizing, as well as unrigged versions included)

Shirt: Tamiron Forge – from ‘Ser Farlan’ outfit [ tamiron.landar ]

Pants: Tamiron Forge – from ‘Don Juan’ outfit [ tamiron.landar ]

Boots: Senzafine – Callisto Boots (noir) [ synjari.myriam ]

Hands: Slink – AvEnhance Male Hands (relax) [ siddean.munro ]

Nail appliers: A:S:S – Tribal [ photos.nikolaidis ]

Poses:
– Del May [ del.may ]
– Don’t Freak Out! [ willa.whybrow ]
– AKEYO (from my AO) [ artoo.magneto ]

Still my all-time favourite cover of this song, from the incomparable La Lennoxa.