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 at night 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 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.

So wholesome

poodle walk 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.

close for Jang 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.

sneaky sneaky sneaky

Credits
*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)
location: Aitui

Ups and downs

lash me hag 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.
stand and deliver 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.

Credits
/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

Bad scene

strungouting 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

I, creep

grape2 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.
chariot mask 2 Sian Pearl’s Patmah mask for Chariot takes Genre’s current theme of androgyny into creepy territory—just in time for Halloween.

Credits
[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!)

Horny

horns n wings 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

Bruiser

STANCESJESSCA 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.]
CORSETTKEVIN 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