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Eden

Aki of anc Ltd. put out this wonderfully bridal set of decor for the Arcade this round, and I was sort of slow getting around to it, because the first days of the Arcade were a pathetic hair frenzy for me. (But eventually, the Tableau Vivant machine surrendered the Princesses secret rare headdresses!!)

Anyway, go play the anc machine, because it’s beautiful stuff. There’s a little framework of ribbons and poles up here, and a small olive tree, and a wooden wing swing. It’s all very sweet and romantic, which is a lovely backdrop to the white dress I’m wearing. Junbug put it out for an event called The Instruments that honestly I’d never heard of, but which is very haute couture and lovely. The full version of the dress, in the second picture, is a lovely vintage-y gown, but this is actually quite a deal as it’s two dresses in one! It comes in two sections, with two alphas, so you can actually just wear the top part all by itself as a mini dress (which is quite sexy).

Finally, the headdress! I picked it up at FaMESHed because it was gorgeous, only to have a hell of a time making it work with my hair collection. My head is a funny shape maybe? My hair is all too fluffy? My neck is too short?

(My neck is probably too short.)

So in conjunction with all this new stuff, I’m sporting some fairly old hair. This color was only put out once for Fifty Linden Friday or some such, but otherwise, the hair is still available at the store! Credits below….

Headdress: Glam Affair - Akali Headpiece - Geisha 2 (NEW! @ FaMESHed). I really love the assymetricality of this, and the texture contrast between the fun bobbles and the flowers is really fun.

Hair: Lamb - Soma - Milk (older colors available @ Lamb).

Skin: Birdy - Lana Skin V3 - Porcelaine (@ Birdy).

Eyeliner: Birdy - Simple Eyeliner (included with Lana skin).

Lips: Birdy - {Gloss} Raspberry (included with Lana skin).

Hands: Slink - AvEnhance Hands Female - Elegant (@ Slink).

Dress: Junbug - Milano - White (NEW! @ The Instruments).

Deco bits: {anc} EDEN. space / new (which includes the olive tree), and  {anc} EDEN. wing /  wood. (NEW! @ The Arcade).

Pose 1 by Kirin. Pose 2 by Exposeur.

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Would you like to swing on a star?
Carry moonbeams home in a jar?
And be better off than you are?
Or would you rather be a……

Last-minute visits to Collabor88, Fameshed, and Genre. Sometimes it’s nicer to shop AFTER the events have cleared out, you know?

***Photo 1***
Pose + Balloon Prop: Exposeur/Decoy - Chasing Stars - #3 (NEW! @ Collabor88 - get it while it’s there!)

Hands: Slink - Elegant (@ Slink)

Hair: Exile - Like Lovers Do - Frost (@ Exile)

Skin: Birdy - Blair - Porcelaine - Shine (Past Arcade, now @ Birdy)

Lipstick: Fishy Strawberry - Allure Makeup - Faded Lipstick Deep Red

Top: NYU - Peplum Top - Teal (NEW! @ Fameshed - get it while it’s there!)

Bottoms: NYU - Ankle Leggings - Grey (NEW! @ Fameshed - get it while it’s there!)

Feets: Slink - Avatar Enhancement - Medium (@ Slink)

Shoes: Ingenue - Pickford Heels - Ebon (@ Ingenue)

***Photos 2 + 3***

Moon Prop: Hopscotch - To the moon and back (NEW! @ Genre!)

Headdress: Glam Affair - Bohemian Romance - Powder (NEW! @ Collabor88)

Hair: Taketomi - Nya - Platinum 04 (@ Taketomi)

Dress: Tres Blah - Audrey Dress - Champagne (NEW! @ Collabor88)

NOTES ON MY MURDER

Siren.
Silence.


I am swimming
in the acid
in my stomach


a blue-lipped
child, finned,
in a cement pool


a puddle of
gelatin and bile


I paddle
without
moving


I float—


God willed it.


Softly I chew
on the color
of darkness


a canker sore
I tongue


and as the
water dries,
I dissipate


A phantom limb
in the sheets, cold


My mouth
is a scythe


my lips…


And suddenly I,


I am swallowing
with chalk in
my mouth


(O, what will?)


The reality of
fear alights on
my tongue,
claw-footed


alongside
the brine
of my tears,
it chokes me


My tongue
a balloon


I do not want
this death, this


no God
could have
willed such


ignominy


Painted in
the bedsheets
of night-sweat,


too afraid
to stir


to bolt the windows,
the door—to mutter
“we are safe now”


fingers arms
supple legs
writhing out


I struggle
against each
misguided step


and convince
myself he is
no prophet


I cannot stand
for it, I will not


Do not cry, china
doll, we are safe


an exposee


the reality of
a hand that bleeds


And still,


my mouth
is a scythe

—  "Notes on My Murder," K.E.B.

New York’s Lilith Velkor and Exposeur have scheduled a fun-sized June tour together including a stop at Chattanooga’s Do Ya Hear We? Festival. 

Lilith Velkor and Exposeur tour dates:

JUN 21 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Suburbs w/Foist (OR), Dead Tenants 4PM

JUN 22 - Baltimore, MD @ Barclay House w/Sacridose (Tampa), Spoilage 8PM

JUN 23 - Raleigh, NC @ Slims w/Pie Face Girls, Chimes At Midnight 9PM

JUN 24 - Asheville, NC @ Static Age Records w/Kreamy ‘Lectric Santa 8:30 ***Flies Around It cassette release show!

JUN 25 - Hazard, KY @ Cuddle House w/Globsters 7PM

JUN 27 - Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggo’s (Do Ya Hear We? Fest)

6PM JUN 30 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/Shellshag (BKNY) 5PM *no Exposeur at this show*

 

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