The challenge is to shoot a portrait of your avatar without makeup, lashes or enhancements and without any photo editing. I decided to give all my women a make-under, 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.
I rarely go all out for newness and can’t recall the last time Portia looked this sweet. Her cute combined dress and coat is Nevery Lorakeet’s latest offering from Les Petits Details. It’s called Mandarino and it’s also available in a brown abstract and a grey tweed version.
Sopha Portal has outdone herself with Jang, a gorgeous Asian face that you will find at the Xiasumi School Festival. Some participants are donating proceeds to the children-centered Japan Tsunami Earthquake Relief fund. The Xiasumi campus is huge. Go to the actual school building and then do yourself a favor by using area search. Portia’s hair is new from Little Bones at Collabor88. You can change the shade of the left half of the hairdo by choosing one of the streaks options on the HUD. I have been avoiding these hat hairdos because they give me Culture Club flashbacks, but I was powerless to resist the center part and controlled curls of Spell Circle.
*LpD* - *Mandarino* Dress-Coat Blue (Mesh – XXS) (NEW; ty Nevery!)
[ MUDSKIN ]_Jang_Makeup1_Sunny (NEW at Xiasumi)
[ MUDSKIN ]_Gallaxy Eye_Grey1_w1 (not currently available)
A*S, Thigh High Canvas Boots_XS_ (NEW at The Thrift Shop)
little bones. (hat) Spell Circle [L] Landslide pack (NEW at Collabor88)
Zaara : Banjara silver choker (NEW at Collabor88)
:::LP::: Pyramid_Stud Pearl/Onyx (old gift)
Label Motion – My Balloon Pet (old gift)
No. 7 creator Shortcake Sugarplum offers eyelashes to suit every mood. Okay, not every mood. Just the ones when you are feeling upbeat or downcast. Either way, MissAllSunday Lemon’s new blunt-cut Karin hairdo for Wasabi Pills will keep you in line. Anorak’s nails are free from freebird.
There’s a 50% off sale at the new location of Pixicat. This is one of my current favorite lines. The black version of the Dark.dress that Anorak wears here comes in matte and shiny finishes. Both packs contains the dress in black alone and in variations pairing the black bodice with intense metallicish color skirts such as blue and red. I don’t know when the sale ends. Don’t say I didn’t tell you to stop studying for your test and log in now. This pic features just one of the delightful poses in Ma Vie’s Subliminal pack, which is a gift in The Dirty Turkey Hunt run by Depraved Nation. You’ll see another pose on the Pleisure Flickr.
/Wasabi Pills/ Karin Mesh Hair – pic one: Aquatic and pic two: Jellyfish (at Fameshed; ty Miss. Lemon!)
no. 7, Wind Lashes [bottom] (at The Instruments; ty SS!)
no. 7, Zibskaggs couture lashes
.la petite morte. regret under liner. black
Glam Affair – Penny Viva la Noce – Jamaica 01 A (former 50L Friday)
-Pixicat- TheDark.Dress (s) (on sale at the new location)
:: PM :: Croco Boots in Black MESH for Slink High feet S
[R3] – Jade Cuffs [V3]
*SoliDea FoliEs* chameleon – ring
freebird, nails graphite (freebie)
pose one: old freebie from Izumiya
pose two: from Ma Vie, Subliminal
place one: Opium
place two: Doomed Ship
I found someone to scene with (as the kinky say), and it went wrong, albeit not horribly or irreparably. You will find my story under the cut. If you don’t click onward, do take a moment to note that the Femdom V hunt is running a little while longer. I am still ambivalent about SLatex, but I was pleased to see how
cute infernal Anorak looks in this coral-red number from Say Nothing. Continue reading
It’s a good week to go shopping. With the exception of new releases, all the fatpacks at booN are on sale for 78L until October 31st. booN’s cornrow ‘dos are the best on the grid. (Be sure to buy the pack of bases—discounted to 50L—as well as the individual styles.) Spiked gladiator boots from Bens Beauty in dusky silver or bright gold can be had at Fi*Friday for 55L each.
Sian Pearl’s Patmah mask for Chariot takes Genre’s current theme of androgyny into creepy territory—just in time for Halloween.
[Chariot] Patmah Mask – Gold (no strap) (NEW at Genre; ty Sian)
(fd) Turtleneck Dress – Grape S (at Collabor88)
Bens Boutique – Danger Gladiator Boots (S)-(S) SILVER (at Fi*Friday)
booN MMK375 hair blueblack
booN cornrows hairbase blueblack
Glam Affair – Margot – India 03 – Black
+ROZOREGALIA+*Gemma*EARRINGs (old gift)
poses: Grafica, Adah pack (ty Alyx!)
As of now, there are only 9 copies left at The Couturier’s Docks of Aliza Karu’s feathered horns, which come with a skull-face half-mask in case you need to be reminded that
death Halloween is nigh. (Don’t wander past the cut if the female body scares you.) Continue reading
I just bought my first corset (see pic on Flickr). It’s an underbust, mostly black with decorative laces on the sides and stainless steel closures in the front. I tried a long-line overbust corset that didn’t fit my short-waisted bod. It appealed to me because of the fabric: a somewhat old-fashioned floral pattern, chysanthemums I think, in pale pink, red and white. The vendor told me this one is rarely bought. I was drawn to it because when I think about a kink wardrobe I imagine myself in loose flowing dresses in lace (think Free People) or tap pants and a teddy in pretty fabrics rather than tougher looks in tight leather or latex. Something about my submissive side puts me in touch with the soft, subtle part of me. That part of me was not, however, controlling today’s purse strings. I am pleased to reassure all my readers that the corset I bought better reflects my true self. It’s a little evil. [Update: waking up to spy one's new corset lying on the floor is disturbing. It looks like alien tech and it weighs far more than an hourglass.]
On her pudendum Portia is wearing Cyril, new from Sian Pearl for Chariot. It’s a lovely swan-shaped metal codpiece [with matching crown, sold separately] in soft silver, bronze and blue tones. It’s very resizable so SLadies like Portia can pretend it’s a merkin. I have to confess that I have long wanted to buy Portia a pair of well-stuffed men’s briefs. I think Cyril may have led me to the slope all slippery with swan shit.
Credits (My internet access is limited. You will find URLs at Seraphim.)
-Pixicat- Vintage.Corset – Allure (xs) (at Collabor88)
[Chariot] Cyril – Gentleman’s Accoutrement (NEW; at Mystic Realms fair; ty Sian!)
Barely Legal – Endeavor Cylinder Boots S (Polka Minnie)
[LeLutka]-ALEXAND hair – BlondeFun (NEWish)
No. 07, Geometry Eyelashes (NEW at L’Accessoires; ty Sugarplum)
-Glam Affair – Sia – Pearl – Dead Doll (group gift)
Hela – Pearl Eyebrows (gacha)
Hela – White Ruff (gacha)
pose: Ma Vie, Revealed pack
location: Tierra de Fuego
Aliza Karu of Angels and Demons Creations is back with dramatic gowns designed for the latest edition of Ferosh magazine, which is fabulous. I stripped 00:00 down to the bones: lots of rear ruffles calling attention to long bared legs and a harness decked with lace-filled picture frames. You can wear just one picture frame but I figure three gets you the full-on Guilty Remnant feel. (That’s not an obscure reference if Justin Theroux makes you melt.)
Turn about is fair play. I hear tell of a tiny female domme who is topping a top I dislike. All she’s needed is an evil laugh, a little rope and a smattering of seeding. It couldn’t happen to a meaner guy.
[AD] 00:00 (NEW; see the whole outfit here; ty Aliza!)
Exile::Check Out Time (NEW at Collabor88)
[theSkinnery]Ming-Bare face(ebony) BB CL2
Nox. Beauty Marks [Four]
Visage, Beauty Marks – set 07 – dark
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Freckles w Moles
.la petite morte. regret under liner. black
Goth1c0: Arcane tattoo chest (ye olde iteme)
*BOOM* Fearless wrist cuff (v2) Silver
*Reign.- Monarch Heels- Black
shot at Tierra de Fuego
When your inner thighs become an erogenous zone you need to show them off in the first pair of black leggings you’ve worn in public since 1992. Textile technology has improved. My new leggings are as perma-tight as they are hella-shiny. My thighs…well, they were on a date with the man who slapped me (it’s a long story), and they were open to being squeezed, pinched, spanked and more. In 1992, I wore a bell-shaped tunic with my cotton leggings. I looked like a clown. In 2014, I can wear a cleverly cut sexy tee just long enough to cover my butt. Alas, it doesn’t matter how much fabrics have slinkened and shapes have sleekened if a date isn’t meant to be. In texts we had proposed going for coffee or a drink, maybe dinner I said, maybe a dungeon he said. It was too soon for that, I responded, and threatened to wear my ugly undies. He rightly pointed out that I probably had some panties that wanted to be worn on a Saturday night. My thighs would be happy in their leggings, so I didn’t have to worry about them becoming envious of my rear-end, which I treated to something lacey in the front and netted—only netted—in the back. It was all a wasted effort, because after spending two hours relating all the ways that he isn’t available, he passed on dinner and on what could have happened next. You see, that slinky top of mine is oversized. There are big cut-outs in the upper arms that sag and drag down an already deep draped v-neck. So on most occasions I make it presentable by cinching it at the back of my neck with a long black-silk ribbon. It was Saturday night, so I could have let the top loose before leaving home, but I decided instead that I would hold off till we got to the dungeon. Had we made it—had he stuck around long enough to hear how many ways I am not available—he would have seen me let down my blouse. I’d have casually opened it up for his eyes and hands, only to distract him by revealing the long black ribbon and asking if he could find another way to use it.
Credits for new items
Lea hair by Wasabi Pills at Uber (ty MissAllSunday)
FDD rare dress, ring and circlet gacha at (I don’t recall. I am working on retrieving the info.)
Skinnery Sakura skin (gacha)
Luas cuffs (gacha, rare)
Skinnery slap tat (former gift)