Saturday, July 26, 2014
Posted by AnnabeleLee Dreadlow at 8:34 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Posted by Themis Enzo at 4:29 AM
Monday, March 24, 2014
March's round of Horror Haute! Time to get your bloody freak on and see what our tantalizing designers have in store for you! This round goes from the 24th to the 31st or March.
Posted by Themis Enzo at 9:55 AM
Sunday, March 16, 2014
I first started SL way back in August 2006. Back then things seemed like a completely different world from the SL universe we know today. It's hard to think back to a time when sculpties, let alone mesh, were mere blips on the horizon! I remember well the first time that I bought flexi hair, I thought "Wow it moves! It's Awesome!", little did I realize that flash forward to 7 years later and we'd all be marveling at clothing that moved with the body, not just flapped in the wind!
SL has been good to me... I've made some amazing life long friends and even met my future husband here. I've also picked up a few new skills along the way.
I have been many things whilst wiling away my time in SL too... I was a stripper and a hostess, I was a serial treasure hunter, a store manager, a blog manager and even a SL Motorcycle Club Secretary, but after all that, the thing I am most passionate about is taking photos and blogging.
I never intended to become a blogger, until I stumbled upon a few blogs that seemed fun and definitely reader friendly. It kick started a blogger mojo in me, wanting to create a journal in which I could recount my tales in my own virtual world, and from that moment on there has been no stopping.
I get inspired by so many things in SL... I am forever finding myself feeling like a kid in a candy store drooling at all the pretty things. This creates two very random sides of my blogging style, sometimes I am dark and depraved and other times I am a rainbow princess, but events like Horror Haute have always appealed to my ever present feeling of living-dead girlishness...
I have and always will be a shopping freak, so sales and events have always drawn my attention, and I am a firm believer that anything can be made to fit your personal style, all you have to do is remember that if you love your look then that's all that counts.
SL is like a school of hard knocks at times, with everything being like a massively condensed version of RL, but the main thing to remember - and the one piece of advice I give to anyone who will listen - is that you should live it like you want to...
Posted by Themis Enzo at 6:39 PM
Monday, February 3, 2014
I wanted to get a little into behind the scenes of what goes on in Horror Haute and shine some light on to the unique talent we have in our group. One of those being our bloggers Ryuu Amaterasu, a very talented, polite and diligent person (also super eye candy right?). So I had him write a little about himself to share with the Horror Haute legion!
Ryuu Amaterasu, owner of Crushed Violets
I joined Second Life in 2008. I started out working in a flower shop in the roleplay sim I was part of. My very first inklings that I wanted to learn to build was at that little flower shop where I began building flowers in pots in the most primitive fashion... (single alpha prim) in a little pot. But of course I had the fever and I continued to try to improve from there. This will be my sixth year in Second Life.
I opened my shop, Crushed Violets in 2010 and have been making Gothic accessories and home decor items since then. I have had a bit of downtime now and then due to personal things going on but I always find my way back to what I truly enjoy doing, and that is building and making things here in-world.
My biggest inspirations were Stone Misery, Immateria and Wretched Dollies/Wretched Hollow. The designers at these shops, Syrdin Morrisey, Naenia Demina and Star Fairymeadow always had places set up that I really identified with and felt excited about visiting. I loved the items they carried and their flair for the Gothic style.
I hope that someday I can have a full simulator of my own, that is designed by me and pays homage to the Gothic subculture in a way that is unsurpassed in Second Life. I know it's a big dream, but it's what I desire.
I was asked to become a blogger for The Eldergoth Macabre and later Horror Haute by AnnabeleLee Dreadlow (one of my favorite people in SL) and I agreed enthusiastically. I have been interested in the concept of blogging for some time now, but I wasn't really sure how to go about getting started. Anna is helping me to get my feet wet in the dark waters of online Gothic fashion and culture. I look forward to 2014 and continuing to splash new darkness upon The Eldergoth Macabre and Horror Haute blog each week!
Thanks Ryuu for being an awesome part of the Horror Haute team!
Posted by Themis Enzo at 8:19 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Posted by AnnabeleLee Dreadlow at 8:46 PM