Wouldn't you know it, another round of one of my favorite events starts today: Enchantment! It resonates deep inside my writer soul because each and every theme is based on a fairy tale of some kind and this round they are presenting Beauty and the Beast.
In case you don't know how Enchantment works; every participating store has a stamp machine that you touch for free wearing your stamp card (or 15 stamp cards if you want, they don't mind!). Get your stamp cards from purchasing Enchantment goodies at specially marked vendors in the participating stores. Once your stamp card is full (ie: you touched the stamp machine at each location) you take it to the prize location and redeem your stamp card for any special limited-edition prize of your choosing (be sure to wear only ONE stamp card at a time while you do this or you'll void all your other stamp cards and then you can't get the other prizes!). These prizes will never be released or sold again by the stores, so be sure to get them while the event is ongoing! The rose accessory you see below is one of the above mentioned limited-edition prizes, isn't it stunning?
I love fairy tales and fables, growing up with those big skull-crusher book collections of Aesop's Fables and Grimm's Fairy Tales. Aesop's taught me valuable lessons, like foxes are assholes and what cranes are, while Grimm was slightly scarier.
If you watched the Disney movie you get the general idea, except in my book Belle had two sisters that were so jealous of Belle's stories of her life with the Beast that they tried to get her to stay longer than agreed in hopes that the Beast would become enraged and eat her. I know right? Most of Grimm's Fairy Tales have a significantly different ending than what is usually portrayed in the cartoons. The best has to be Cinderella: one stepsister cut off her toes and the other cut off the heel of her foot to fit into the glass slipper when Prince Charming came looking for the girl that fled the ball. Then the stepmother was put in red-hot iron shoes fresh out of the furnace and was forced to dance to death in them at Cinderella's wedding to the Prince. Something like that makes an impression on a young mind lemmie tell ya'.
That being said, Fashion Fair is also beginning today and with it comes this gorgeous gown. Obviously I went with a red theme because Valentines Day is coming up and since I'm sure you'd rather see this than my traditional arrow through the head, I gussied up with some accessories from around the grid including incredible horns made of arrows (still keeping with tradition in a way)! Both Fashion Fair and Enchantment run for the duration of February. A sample of the prizes are below, as is the gorgeous setting for the photo!
Location: Sky High
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Hair: little bones. Feline (free for group)
Horns: Remarkable Oblivion - Cherubim Horns (cupid)
Dress: [Stitched] - Backless Myr (available at Fashion Fair)
Lips: [Pink Fuel] Classic Pout Lipstick - Red
Mesh Eyes: .la petite morte. - clarity eyes (yellow)
Mesh Eyeliner: -Glam Affair- Couture Eyeliner no.03
Ears: [MANDALA] Steking Ears Season 5
Collar/Accessories: no.7 - Beast Rose (available for Enchantment)
Pose: F*cking Ninja - Water Willer 2 (available on marketplace)