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Castle of Nightmares by la-esmeralda Castle of Nightmares by la-esmeralda
Photographer: *Alex-Blyg

Model, H&M: me

Couture: Royal Black [link]

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I really love Nox Arcana, by the way:
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:iconratravarman:
This is an impeccable image of gothic glamour with affectionate, subtle nods to the source material. To wit, this is the best hommage to Poe's Leigia that I have yet to see! The ghostly castle in the background is a nice touch that gives a nod to Poe's words [link] This captures the essence of the character in her prime. Instead of a static, classical pose of portraiture, this is dynamic in showing the magical lady seemingly summoning her lover with a mere gesture. Her bodice constrains with the breathless excitement of the night. Her hair is like the raven wings of midnight. My only quibble would be that, as in the description of her, this should have a radiant smile. Nothing like a wide grin, just simply parting the lips would bring a lunar cresent of beguiling allure into this tableau. I can find no other fault. This is splendid! :blackrose:
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VeryLargeRodent Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
The corset is amazing, and you are as beautiful as usual, but it just too dark.  The lipstick really diminishes you.
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downunderrob Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Well I've never read Poe....so all I see is a devastatingly Beautiful Lady from another time. Just Wonderful.Heart 
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:icongothold:
gothold Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
lovely!
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:iconla-esmeralda:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks :heart:
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SJVixen Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I totally love this image!! It's exactly the sort of thing I would have LOVED to have on my wall when I was at uni.......and still would if I was allowed!!

So gothic and tells such a story in it. Simply beautiful!
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:iconla-esmeralda:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much for your lovely words!
If you want to buy a print it would be cool if you could ask the photographer about that, his name is ~Alex-Blyg :)
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KepiOfAgape Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Just WHERE do you get all of these dresses?! I haven't seen a single one I haven't liked in your gallery.

*le sigh* I can only dream of doing stuff like this.
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:iconla-esmeralda:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
hihi thank you :) Well, all the designers are credited in the descriptions and I must say - it is worth to check them out, there are so many amazing creations in their galleries and shops!

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KepiOfAgape Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Ah, I need to start remembering to look there >.>
Much thanks for pointing it out for me! =)
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DerRedSkull Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Outstanding!
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:icondream-sweetdreams:
Dream-SweetDreams Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Soooooooooooooooooooo beautiful :heart:
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:iconla-esmeralda:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you! :heart:
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:iconrosirika:
Rosirika Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Extraordinary!
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:iconla-esmeralda:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks! :heart:
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PumpkinKing666 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Gothic noir at its best beautiful image :)
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:iconla-esmeralda:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you! :heart:
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:iconquigonjinncosplay:
Quigonjinncosplay Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This ravenblack fits on your incredible too! Fantiastic Photo ! :jedi:
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:iconkevinroberts:
kevinroberts Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Ahhh, beautiful and beguiling! I always love your work and attention to detail.
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:iconla-esmeralda:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much! :)
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ReverieSummoner Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful! :heart:
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:iconla-esmeralda:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you! :heart:
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AidanAcryllex Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous photo. o.o
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:iconla-esmeralda:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you :)
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HUSSIENAL-SHTERI Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work :D
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IndeedeeGraphics Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
When modeling becomes ART! Respect for your modeling - super stylish, refined and classy!
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:iconla-esmeralda:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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annoyinglizardvoice Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Lovely atmosphere
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:iconla-esmeralda:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you! :heart:
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annoyinglizardvoice Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
You're most welcome
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mogster58 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Stunning, beautiful lighting and pose! :-)
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:iconla-esmeralda:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you! :heart:
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grimagix Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
breath taking is what you are,I love the pose and lighting in this one :D
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:iconla-esmeralda:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you very much for your kind words :)
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grimagix Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
yvw :D
the rest of your gallery is gorgeous
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Melanie-J-Howle Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Im looking for 2 models one just like you and one with red hair!
I do Victorian Gothic work and would love to use you in my work if you would do a few poses and any art I sell I will give you a percentage if your interested.
Mel :iconmelaniehowle:
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:iconla-esmeralda:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
Please check out my stock account if you want to edit some of my photos, there also are some victorian ones: *La-Esmeralda-Stock
:)
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Melanie-J-Howle Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much =D
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Okamifenris Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Das lässt einen doch mal richtig aufatmen. Es gibt sie noch, die düsteren Edeldamen auf ihren Schlössern, weit weg von den Glitzervampiren unserer Zeit und in einer Klasse, die niemals von solch schmächlichen Imitationen erreicht werden kann!
Die unangefochtene Königin der Nacht!

Es ist wieder eins dieser Bild, die so atemberaubend schön und glanzvoll sind, dass man sich gar nicht zu träumen wagt, dass es dich wirklich gibt:)
Ich denke, es wird auch eines meiner absoluten Lieblingsbilder unter den vielen wundervollen Bildern, die ich bereits von dir bewundern konnte!
Ich liebe einfach alles daran:)
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la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
Aber ich mag doch das Glitzer... xD
Danke dir! Ja ich finde es gibt viel zu wenig solche düsteren Sachen und ich selber mach sowas auch viel zu wenig... die Welt braucht mehr von düsteren Schlössern und schwarz gekleideten Prinzessinnen :)
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Okamifenris Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*lach* also gut, man kann nicht sagen, das Glitzer grundsätzlich schlecht ist:D
Hast gewonnen;)
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:iconla-esmeralda:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
*glitzer glitzer* ;)
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snubnosed Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
You are beautiful as always. I would like to have seen a little more of the lower half of the gown though, it gets lost in shadows, which might have been intentional
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:iconla-esmeralda:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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Eblis-Images Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
sharp intake of breath when I saw this, sumptuous and decadent :thumbsup:
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:iconla-esmeralda:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you very much! :rose:
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LevanaTempest Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011   Digital Artist
You have been featured in my journal:heart:[link]
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:iconla-esmeralda:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
:hug:
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senwiz Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
This is, indeed, a very sexy image. You look very stunning in that dress with that makeup. I think that you have Poe breathing a little harder this morning.
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:iconla-esmeralda:
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you so much for your kind words! :hug:
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Duck2000 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Wow.
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