The Woman in Black

In case anyone has failed to notice it by now, I dig monochrome.

I admire someone who can assemble a color-varied ensemble, but it’s not a look I ever feel comfortable in myself (with rare exceptions.)  The real challenge is to put together a limited-color look that doesn’t come off as a solid blob.  One way to bring that into play is with textures variance.

With today’s look, I’ve combined soft knit with smooth satin, giving a monochrome effect with high drama, but still allowing each piece to stand on it’s own merit.  (Well, I think so.  I hope you agree. 🙂 )

I love the quirky juxtaposition of the flared shorts and the flowing, open skirt.  I tried to play that up with the unique and amazing new Harajuku Stomp boots from Dark Eden, the edgy spiked silver hair from Find ASH, and the chunky yet intricately crafted necklace from ZIPZ.  I promise I’m through raving about the jewelry from ZIPZ for the time being.  This is not so much because I’m tired of the shop, but because I’ve exhausted their selection. 😦  Make no mistake, though.  I’ll be checking back often.

The new Dramatic line of skins from Gala are a perfect compliment, bold and sultry.  It takes something unique to coax me out of my Nomines for any extended period of time, and Gala skins have that in abundance.

You know where the SLurls are, dontcha?

skin ~ Pearl – Fever ~ Gala Phoenix
eyes ~ Standard Eyes – Eclipse ~ Miriel
lashes ~ Club 4 ~ Celestial Studios
ears ~ Punky Fairy Ears: Natural ~ Illusions
hair ~ Wild Gangster [Silver/black tips] ~ Find ASH
top/shorts/open skirt w/ belts ~ MU-KU Black ~ <<Discord>>
corset ~ from the Strange Fascination set ~ Sn@tch
gloves ~ from the Apedrape White set ~ Ducknipple
boots ~ Harajuku Stomps Midnight ~ Dark Eden
necklace ~ Ryon Light Metal & Black Stone ~ ZIPZ

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~ by Mourna Biziou on September 19, 2008.

4 Responses to “The Woman in Black”

  1. You always look smashing. The new Gala skins are just incredible, too.

  2. I was just thinking to myself recently that of all the folks that dress in dark colors, you do some of the best photographs! I can still see what you’re wearing. Your look is great, and clearly it is you — I’ve really enjoyed your posts. (and I’m definitely going to check out the jewelry store!)

  3. I love the contrast between that wonderful skin, the Ash hair and the blacks in the outfit. 🙂 ❤

  4. Thanks! 🙂

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