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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]



I really love Nox Arcana, by the way:

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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.
downunderrob Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Well I've never read all I see is a devastatingly Beautiful Lady from another time. Just Wonderful.Heart 
gothold Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
la-esmeralda Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks :heart:
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!
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 :)
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.
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!

KepiOfAgape Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Ah, I need to start remembering to look there >.>
Much thanks for pointing it out for me! =)
DerRedSkull Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
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