Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Lupercalia was a very ancient, possibly pre-Roman pastoral festival, observed on February 13 through 15 to avert evil spirits and purify the city, releasing health and fertility. In other words, it was a kinky, bull-style run through the city. We'll just call it Valentines Day.

In the spirit of kinky love-related celebration, Kala Bijoux and I have teamed up yet again without killing each other to bring you the Lupercalia Avatars. They are themed after six love-related terms, and are done in the style of a LOVE DEMON. We'll call it succubus/incubus. Because we can. And because hey, we all know it's not always coming up roses for everyone this time of year. We celebrate the pain as well as the glory this time, and we hope you will join us.

Longing is a rather victorian themed avatar, ruffled blouse, white underthings, a loosely tied back bun and sense of pained restraint. She is quiet and reserved, with a heady undercurrent of desperate need.

Lunacy is all things in love, and she is no exception. Frivolous, flirty, and slightly dangerous, she is ragged, beautiful, and wild.

Lust, ah lust. Lust is dressed head to thigh in leather, binding corsetry and teased high hair. She is controlling, haughty, and utterly desirable.

Love, in all things love. Love is dressed in a layered cheongsam with a thick head of curled high hair. Love is all things, beautiful, sensual, dangerous, and comforting.

Loss, our desolate preacherman. He is decked out in a full length trenchcoat, dark angel wings, and chains. He is solitary, wounded and weighed down. Like all things mysterious, his pain remains private.

Lament is Lunacy's twin, decked out like an insectoid Dr. Who, Lament carries with him the faraway longing that love's cruelty brings. He is loud, colorful, and searching for control of his madness.

he avatars in all their horned, winged glory will be released next week, and will be available only for the month of February. Further details are forthcoming, I promise. But today, I am just taunting you. You know you like being teased.

ps - the 100L sale will be ending this friday at Nomine.

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