Later, leather daddy

leatherlight Nite nite Big One. I’ll miss you.

Credits
.Shi Hair : Blown {Set 1 . Black} (big sale ends today)
[PUMEC] – .:ANNA:. – New Tone – Black Brows (group gift)
:.Birdy. {Liner} 10
[Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Amber Bracelet and Ring set (may still be available at Fi*Friday: the one-day rule is not hard and fast)
::DirtyMind:: Nia Leather Shorties II (may still be available at Fi*Friday: the one-day rule is not hard and fast)
:[Plastik]:- Stellus Top [S]:// Poe (from Friday’s 50L set, likely still available!!)
HOLLYHOOD, MESH GOLD HANDCUFF NECKLACE (at L’accessoires)
*Milk* My leather Leg Straps Black
Swallow, Papillon Black Spyke Gold Bowtie (one of oodles of group gifts; join fee 10L)
mijn.botique accessories / studded earrings n.2 (not available)
Label Motion, My Xmas Bunny pose pack (NEW at TDRF; a different bunny for each pose—this is deluxe)

Svanning around

soughtWith that cupid ermine on her shoulder, poor desperate Portia can be searching for one thing only. Love.
cafe goer Or a lovely cafe.
walkies Only one that she can reach without tumbling over in her new colour-change Svanhildr boots from Zibska.
bambooringBecause if she tumbled she would ruin her Tied Up manicure—for Slink and regular hands—from RubyRed Russet for Bamboo Nails.

Credits
Zibska, Svanhildr Boots [features ten colour options for leather, tongue and platform] (NEW; ty Zib!)
-FAUN- GiGi Leather Sleeved Jersey -Oxblood (NEW at Kustom 9)
+Spellbound+ Jezebel hair – Medium // Monochromes
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
Bamboo Nails, Tied Up [contains three vibrant colours and the brown shown here] (NEW; ty RubyRed Russet!)
Swallow, Ring Pink Pink (former TDRF item)
mijn.botique accessories / studded earrings n.2 rgold (not available)
-Glam Affair – Sia II – Asia tone – 01 F (part of a two-for-one at the Chapter Four)
.random.Matter. – Misery Brows
Half Deer, Cupid ermine (Arcade Gacha, bought at yardsale)
standing poses, Imeka
shot at Gehena Bauhaus sim

Future kink

mistressThe leather crop never goes out of style. Portia’s toy comes with Ma Vie’s pack of Mistress poses created for the latest round of Romp.
shame shame I like this candid AO-only shot displaying Portia’s deep shame at being ejected from Insilico for several offences.

Credits
Ma Vie. – Mistress pose pack (comes with crop) (for ROMP)
Exile::KIssing Strangers Natural Fusion 2 (at Collabor88)
r2 A/D/E hika[S]sheer1 (at Collabor88)
r2 A/D/E kagetsu boots[XS]sheer
[Chariot] Cyborg Fashion Choker – White
. a i s l i n g . Simple Nosechain / Gold
[Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Mika Bracelet Gold
-Glam Affair – December skin – AFRICA 02 A (Arcade gacha)
shot at Insilico

Wondering rye

pinky pale rye Behold Mudskin’s Rye, with her colourfully smokey eyes. One of Sopha Portal’s more glamorous adult faces, Rye is available in four makeups in two of the paler skin-tones offered in the latest Mudskin lineup. There are new appliers for these tones, like the ones for Lolas and Slink, which you will see below the cut.  Continue reading

Strung up

december There’s nothing wholesome beyond this portrait featuring Glam Affair’s Arcade skin, so don’t venture below the cut if you’ve ever thought the devil is in the juicy details. Continue reading

Leathered in

leathered up Leather. Lots of it. I could never see the appeal. So I decided I’d buy some and make Portia wear it. Her buckled Mel jacket is available from IceWater in a 199L HUD-driven fatpack. It features three options for the metal and a half-dozen sophisticated colours—no straight-up CMYK shit to ruin your fashion day. As much as I like the jacket, I still had to resort to Wikipedia to figure out why people love leather. I realize now that my error was evaluating it from the outside when I should have been imagining myself feeling safe and snug on the inside. Buckled in, not buckling out.
cruelshoes I went nuts at the 70% off Black Friday sale at Pure Poison. Shaleene Kenin is my favourite footwear designer, so nuts was inevitable. My other weekend find was the Bisquit skin in Heat by Kooqla.
kooqla heat bisquit

Credits
IceWater, Mel -Mesh- Belted Leather Jacket XS (with colour HUD)
little bones. Horrorshow ink dip pack (new group gift in store) [Don’t be discouraged by the wide part. I didn’t use the tintable hairbase because I’m lazy.]
MONS / MESH – Septum Ring (style20) black (at the Silly Sevens event)
[KOOQLA] Bisquit . Heat 02 (db)
Nox. Beauty Marks [Four]
{S0NG} :: Chibi~ Abyss Eye
Clemmm – Dark Chic Circus Lashes (old gift)
– .HoD. – Draconic Claw Collar v3 (Resize)
ISON – leather leggings (black)
Pure Poison – Purple Infierno Heels for Slink High Feet
pose one: an lar (not available)
pose two: Mabinogion, Crouch

See the light

ridic circus girl

What motivated me to get bright and light I do not know. Perhaps it’s my way of pulling out of some seasonal affective disorder that saw me going to bed at 7 or 8 pm and sleeping twelve hours. I am now putting on lots of lights in my home, even though I hate to waste energy. And I have rediscovered some of the evening pleasures I lost hold of in the past few weeks. I still prefer to watch TV on demand in the morning. But I found my way back to blogging. Today I want you to feast your eyes on Anka, the ringling and jingling colour-change necklace new from Zib Scaggs of Zibska. Also note the new hair from Moon, which is 50% off while the in-store sale lasts.

bright sunshiney day No. 7 creator Shortcake Sugarplum wears Glam Affair skins, so I thought I would do an homage to showcase her new metal-and-gem colour-change lashes. The leaf-shaped Changing Season lashes tumble gracefully from eye to shoulder. Don’t forget to check out alternate shots on the Pleisure Flickr.

Look 1
Zibska, Anka ~ Necklace (NEW at The Secret Affair only till Nov 30; ty Zib!)
MOON // Hair // – Plateau NEW
[ MUDSKIN ]_Fina4_E2_Sunny (old TC4 item, not yet available in store; ty Sopha!)
.ARISE. Drift Tattoo HARD (tintable)
Maitreya Flare Jeans (for heels) * S #6
pose: Ridic gacha at Cirque de Seraphim [it’s not easy to get an av body to cooperate with a hoop: these poses are awesome]

Look 2
no. 7 Changing Season Couture Lashes (NEW at L’Accessoires till Dec 14; ty Short one!)
-Glam Affair – Kallisto – Cocktail Girl – Asia A (former 50L Friday?)
*Milk* Hair~ Sushi *PFH* Lolas (old gift)
!dM, Ianna – SilkDress **ROSE** (gacha at Secret Affair)
{S0NG} :: Chibi~ Spacey Eye

Data finery

data Don’t worry about the post-apocalypse. There will be jobs for miners as long as there’s data.
buysell

Credits to creators
[Chariot] Roadwarrior Breastplate – No Entry (pic one) and Unstoppable (pic two) (NEW at Genre; ty Sian!) See the breastplates uncovered.
Bliensen + MaiTai – The Wastelands – Bottle Cap Mask (NEW at Genre)
lassitude & ennui, Obsession sandals – black (NEW and now available for regular avatar body)
Rebel Gal – Camel Vinyl Pencil Skirt/Red.S
+Spellbound+ Forgotten // Boobs – Natural Selection (SALE)
[KOOQLA] Nico – Moonwalker (lb) (VIP gift, appliers included, still available at the Nico skin vendor; 50L join fee)
Cheap Makeup- Parisian Eyebrows dark brown (not available)
~*S.E.*~ Cracks [Red] (Facial Tattoo)
cStar Limited – Rude Lines Eyeliner
[RUBY] – DOOMED PRINCESS BLOOD ROSES FULL BODY TATTOO
:[P]:- Boaz Cuff
poses: Label Motion, My mobile phone red (still available in a dollarbie pack of gifts)
location: Doomed Ship

Bared face beauty

collagebareface The challenge is to shoot a portrait of your avatar without makeup, lashes or enhancements and without any photo editing. I decided to give a make-under to all my women, so Hedda and Anorak are sharing a totem pole with Portia. This challenge was easy for me as I very rarely make my gals up. But finding a skin that is truly bare is a different matter, so I had to go deep into my inventory to find (top to bottom) Ming by The Skinnery, Luaflor by Essences and Aria by League. I don’t mess about much with eyelashes, unless they are six inches long and play “Fortress Europe” just as loud as it needs to be played.* The same could be said of breasts, which I was a little sorry to sacrifice for this assignment, especially as they would have enhanced the stereo sound. My photo-editing skills plateaued long ago, so these shots (which use the CalWl windlight with shadows enabled) aren’t that different from my usual pics. All in all, this challenge demonstrates that the design of an av’s face is crucial. Most important is getting a flattering or fascinating match between that face and a sensitively rendered skin. Check out the Flickr pool.
*You know it’s you, Shortie.