Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Truth Behind The Mask

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.  ~Oscar Wilde

The allure of the face hidden behind the mask... and the freedom to hide behind one! A bit like having an avatar. You can pretend to be anyone but will reveal more about your true self in the process. 

As a species, we're obsessed with masks. Tribal ones that brings the dreamtime to life... the haunting fine featured beauty of a decorated venetian volto... or the crude homemade mask that hides the features of the rampaging psychopath in a slasher movie. Whatever the origin, they're beacons of deep seated allure and gets us in our soft spot.

They certainly get me and in SL I can't resist them... as long as they're not simply an uploaded stolen photo pasted on a prim. I added three new ones to my collection this last week and I can't wait to show them off.

Mask 1

The first one is the result of the raid at the 4.44.444 event. Yay! Can't believe my eyes with this beauty, The Three Eyed by ContraptioN. What is it? Tribal steampunk? It defies labelling and simply looks great fun together with the Wrecked Horns from the same source. I combined it with Nuuna's yellow BodyCross Makeup from the same event and some henna tattoos (tattoo 10) from Peace and Lol

Hair is the Aura by Discord Designs, free in four colours at Savoir Hair

Mask 2

The second one isn't so much about hiding as about enhancing. The fine metalwork and the colourful gems of the Jacqueline mask from The Jewellery Exchange was enough to get me scrambling for some white lace to match. The top is part of Myrthe, a recent group gift from ALB Dreamfashion. The Creativ. Facepaint is by Osakki, available at their stall on Modavia.

Hair, again almost visible, is Penelope from MADesigns.

Mask 3

Last but not least, the elegant Light & Shadows lace mask from Tableau Vivant. Matched with the Aeneas 4 top from the same designer, albeit with random shoulder pads added.

Hair is another new release from MADesigns, Fifi

Three masks, three looks and three very different me. All three are probably true as well... the raw, the light and the heavy, as with all of us ^^

Until next time, take care and have fun!

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