Do you appreciate quality workmanship? Then, this post is for you! Ghani has created her most opulently textured dress to date. Honestly, her skills have continued to grow just in the short time that I’ve been blogging for her. I would say that with this gown, her texturing skills have matched those of the best in SL. Even better news for those of us on a budget, her prices have stayed the same! Introducing Diablo, a lavishly textured gown in black with jewel-toned accents in the usual Blue Blood colors of red, teal, purple, and ocre. There is also an all-black version for sale to members of the Blue Blood VIP Group. Non-group members can purchase it only as part of the fatpack. Enough chatter, you have to see this dress! (Please click to make the pics bigger.)
This is the teal version, and with it I’m wearing the Lilith skin that I picked up today in the Black & White Hunt from Womens Dream Bodyshop. It’s a very nicely done white/vamp skin. I’ve added a Blue Blood makeup enhancer to match the gown here. I’m also wearing hair that I was lucky enough to pick up at the new inworld store of Elikatira. If you’re new to SL then you’ve probably never heard of ETD (Elika Tiramisu Designs). Us old-timers have hundreds of her hairstyles in our inventory. And she’s back, creating new “do’s” for us under the Elikatira label! This is the Rush hairstyle in black. I love that you can buy a pack of the most common natural colors – black, brown, red, blonde, and white – what a linden saver! But, on to the next color of Diabla!
This, of course, is the red version of Diabla. I think it is the most dramatic of the colors. The jewel accents seem to just *pop* off the dress! With it, I’m wearing ploom’s Doll Face skin which is available at the Spooktacular at Atomic. The tattoo is a MM prize from Para Designs, which comes in three tones on all layers. Next!
Another neat thing about the dress is that spiky embellishment on the bodice. Ghani is such a stickler for detail that she separately textured the embellishment to match each dress color. As you can see, the dress comes with two skirt options – the ballgown and the open-sided skirt, which is reminiscent of silks. You can also wear the bodice without the skirts; every little edge has been meticulously finished. I can personally attest that I have never found a seam or a gap in any of Ghani’s system layer pieces. Two more colors!
Another great thing about Blue Blood outfits is that you need only a minimal amount of jewelry to finish the “look” – Ghani almost always adds sculpted collars and wrist bands, as she did here. Ok, one more color – the black, group only one.
I think this is actually my favorite of the five. It loses absolutely nothing by being monotone. My pictures can scarcely do these gowns justice, so I suggest you pop over to Blue Blood and check out the gown on display on the mannequin. Here’s your taxi! Also, if you’re a big fan of the whitegoth versions of Ghani’s dresses, have no fear, there will be a whitegoth versions of Diabla. Expect those sometime next week.
Happy hunting, gathering, shopping, lovin’ (^^), etc. *mwah*!
Dress – +++Blue Blood +++ – Diabla – Teal
Hair – Elikatira – Rush – Black 04
Skin – Womens Dreamy Bodyshop – Black & White Hunt Skin Lilith
Makeup Enhancer – +++Blue Blood+++ – Roots Makeup Set – Makeup 3
Earrings – A La Mood Boutique – Diamante *D* Ensemble – Earrings
Boots – G Field – Emma – Short Belt Boots – Black
Lashes by Amacci
Eyes by House of Ruin
Dress – +++Blue Blood+++ – Diabla – Red
Skin – ploom – Doll Face
Tattoo – Para Designs – Black Bloom Tattoo (MM)
Dress – +++Blue Blood+++ – Diabla – Purple
Skin – Heartsick – Enchant – Reverie – Midnight (Cleavage/Beautymarks)
Skin Enhancer – Kyoot – Feline Pack II – Enchanted
Earrings – Schadenfreude – Electro-Cute Skull Earrings
Dress – +++Blue Blood+++ – Diabla – Ocre
Skin – Heartsick – Enchant – Reverie – Passion (Cleavage/Beautymarks)
Skin Enhancer – Kyoot – Feline Pack II – Algae
Dress – +++Blue Blood+++ – Diabla – Black
Skin – Heartsick – Enchant – Reverie – Bloodrose (Cleavage/Beautymarks)
Skin Enhancer – Kyoot – Feline Pack II – Redrum