Blown away

flyslow Portia is blown away by Aliza Karu’s new Black Rook skirt for Angels and Demons. You can buy only the skirt at the mainstore or go to A6D to buy the matching romantic top (not shown here) and get a HUD for 50% off the skirt.
hornedoakley If they don’t get stuck in the gacha dispenser, Zibska’s ginormous horns are sure to thrill the throngs at Fantasy Gacha Carnival, which opens on August 10. There are several monochrome commons available and a rare version which features a colour-change HUD. Sian Pearl’s Child of Atlantis earrings are making a stately procession from We <3 Roleplay to the Chariot mainstore. (By that I mean she’s mucking about in a caravan with her family and has completely forgotten about SL for the moment.)
flownsma I had way too much fun with this shoot.

Credits
[Angels and Demons] Black Rook mesh skirt (NEW; buy the matching top at A6D to get a HUD for 50% off the skirt at the main store) ty Aliza!
Zibska, Lifa ~ Headpiece and Necklace (NEW; coming soon at Fantasy Gacha Carnival) ty Zib!
[Chariot] Child of Atlantis earring – Ruby of Meru (NEW; soon available in the mainstore) ty Sian!
Opall*Hikaru bracelets Mouse
[Le Forme] Heroin Body Black
.DirtyStories. 69 Leg Tattoo (free)
ALB, LION gladiator heels 2 XS by AnaLee Balut needs Slink high feet
Clemmm, white tintable lashes
{S0NG} :: Chibi~ Abyss Eye
-Glam Affair – Oakley skin – Asia 06 A (old gacha: try yard sales)
pose one and three: Grafica, Drift pack (ty Alyx!)
location: Urban Decay

Hats are huge

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If you like a fancy-ass hat, the Art in Hats event should be your next stop’n’shop. Anorak is sporting the new Mind Flying hat from Aliza Karu of Angels and Demons. Up top and round back it’s decorated with veiled and chained horns and bound wings. In the front, a slim triangular opening reveals only your av’s mouth. Its black and white folds evoke a nun’s headgear. Which is why your av needs to wear a slogan t-shirt and high-cut shorts—along with a slick of red lipstick. This is the only way to balance the forces of good and hella tight. There are a few awesome freebies hidden in an inner chamber at the event. Out in the open, you will find two free full-perm avatars by Meilo Minotaur and CapCat Ragu. [Thanks to Quan Lavender for the correction on the names!] One is a doll bedecked with roses and the other bears a close resemblance to a head of cabbage. There’s a gorgeous fashion photo of each hat and each one is also available for purchase. Prices for the hats vary widely, and it’s tough to guess which of the buy options will leave you reeling and which will have you squealing. Continue reading

J’aime ça

laced I could have made this outfit much more tasteful if I’d chosen the black lace bodysuit from B.D.R. But I love black and pink together, and I don’t see why a goth hat has to make an avi evil. Cameron Vasiliov’s bodysuit—which comes in many stirring colours—can be worn with or without the gloves and stockings. You have a choice of covered-up or classic decolletage. And there are appliers for body parts I have never heard of. Aliza Karu’s Sophia hat for Angels and Demons is a 100% donation item for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation at this year’s World Goth Fair. There are horns and flowers, jewels and netting, and it’s resizable in case you want to ruin all the fun and make it proportional with your avi’s implants. More of those and credits too below the cut. Continue reading

Holiday spirit

blendxx Anorak went to Kustom9 so I could get a shot of her in the sim’s beautiful tunnel of trees. Slowly it dawned on me that she bore more than a passing resemblance to the Xmas tree, and I took some really horrible shots of her standing next to it. (Perhaps I should have derendered the giant candy canes, which can only negate the spirit of goth.) When Anorak started making moves on the snowman I did have to admit that they made a cute couple.

Credits to creators
[AD Creations Doll House] Gurk (NEW and only at Zenshi’s Winter Fair Frost till December 30th; ty Aliza!)
Zibska, Edera necklace (colour change; includes a circlet, bracelet and armband) (NEW at the Woodlands Round of The Fantasy Collective; ty Zib!)
[ no. 7 ] Circus Femme (ty Shortie the Sugarplum!)
Cheap Makeup- Strong eyebrows (NOW on Marketplace!)
+Nuuna+ Kati Skin [Fair]
The Muses, Editorial package

Hella posh

halxo Hallowe’en is the busiest time of year for a Second Life blogger. I suspect that olden-days bloggers were so desperate trying to choose the perfect eyes to match the best horns that they invented trick or treating. They knew what modern science has yet to confirm—that without dozens of small individually wrapped artificially flavored pieces of chewy sugar our brains cannot tell the difference between poses for fast zombies and poses for slow ones.

bkwtHalo, the new outfit from Aliza Karu for Angels and Demons, is the most elegant gown Portia has ever worn. The shape is divine. Those panels wrap around the hips like hands. I especially love the combination of fabrics and the limited palette of softened black and washed-out blue and brown. I admit to being so taken with the dress that I did three separate photo shoots trying to do it justice. I finally decided that I was overthinking the dam. What matters is showing it to all of you. Please visit my Flickr page for another pic.

Credits to creators
Angels and Demons Creations Halo dress (comes with hat shown here and a posture collar not shown) (NEW; ty Aliza!)
*LpD* MakeUp – *Sonya* Complete (NEW at Cosmetic Fair; ty Nevery!)
LG Concept_Gap teeth lips red (very old)
.la petite morte. wixson pale fantasy 2 NB CL (not available)
-Suicidal Unborn!- Jelly Eyes Tricolor *Basic* (LARGE) (gift in shop)
Letis Tattoo :: Hannya :: 75% :: Not the face :: MM13021 (comes with hand, foot, boob and butt appliers) (at Perfect Wardrobe)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Medium
blackliquid, floral fall nails (for Slink hands)
Pic one: [Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Jade Bracelets and Rings (89L at Material Girls)
blackliquid, Kaja earrings
Pic two: [Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Jade Earrings (come with necklace) (89L at Material Girls) [I changed my mind about the earrings because I realized that if Portia was going to wear emeralds she should drip with them. Styling 101, eh?]
[Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Jade Bracelets and Rings (89L at Material Girls)
~Tableau Vivant~ Dreamscape Hair – Horns (part of a hairdo at Body Mod fair)
“LoQ Hairs” Hairbase – Jet Black
pose one: The Muses
pose two: PDA
GIMPage was waged

Sauve qui peut

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Is it possible to be hypnotized into procrastination?

Credits to creators
h.m.a.e.m. – Fedora (headpiece) (very limited edition at The Couturiers Docks; ty Riri Nini!)
h.m.a.e.m. – bastet bracelet (part of a set)
h.m.a.e.m. – Thais earrings and necklace
[Angels and Demons] Euridice gown pink (ty Aliza Karu!)
“TSG” Stella in Siren/Lilac/Bust (not available)
:[Plastik]:-Haunt-Sickness eyes (these are often included in 50L and Lazy Sunday skins, so if you like em check your inventory)
marukin, [nadja] how I live altogether (Designers United)

Been saving it all for you

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The Gallery Gift Shop is celebrating its second anniversary. Every month TGGS mistressmind Shortcake Sugarplum curates a lovely collection of art, clothing, accessories, home furnishings and greenery. This month, in honour of the anniversary, Ms. Sugarplum has been awake nights doing what one does with big data. This data is not just numbers, so it must be munched, not crunched. Putting her waistline at risk, Ms. Sugarplum came up with a profile of the average TGGS customer. Apparently, she looks something like the girl you see in today’s pics. And yes, she is a virgin, in SL at least.

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Credits to creators
limo to The Gallery Gift Shop
thank you TGGS creators!
::WEG::: Belle de Jour Stripe M (NEW; at TGGS starting July 15)
Zibska, Phoebe ~ Earring and Necklace (colour change) (NEW group gift; ty Zib!)
[Angels and Demons Creations] looks flowers mesh glasses (NEW; at Gypset Market; ty Aliza!) [Join the free BeStyle Readers group when you arrive at the shop in order to buy the items.]
[Angels and Demons Creations] MTL hat (not available)
+Nuuna+ Kati Skin [Fair] cleavage
[UMEBOSHI] Lunar 2 eyes -Deep-(NEW; at TGGS starting July 15)
[ #7 ] D I S C O V E R Y Mustache Your Lips – red (at TGGS starting July 15)
Eaters Coma – GIFT 03 (S) / Dark Chestnut (group gift)
::je::suis, magnifique::bangles reds
:FANATIK: Tyrolia vintage bangle
GIMPed for your pleisure

21st century exodus

kmkiujyht I have this mesmerizing metallic dress by Aliza Karu of [AD] Creations. I style it with some futuristic hair by Eshi Otawara. The dress falls to the knee and the dreads inch past it. It’s a swelegant combo and I’m excited to shoot it. I get one medium shot and Exodus crashes. I get a low-res test shot of the entire ensemble—including some boots I picked up on sale at SLink—and Exodus crashes. I log in while watching TV and Exodus crashes. I walk and chew gum at the same time and Exodus crashes. I coordinate my blouse with my pants and Exodus crashes. I eat meat and rice at the same meal and Exodus crashes. Like a little bitch. (I do not care for that phrase, but it fits.) It doesn’t want me making connections.
nec2xxxx The next day I decide to make my pics extra spacey. I get one closeup of Portia on a fcking machine at Necronom VI and guess what? Okay, I don’t need to read the manual to know what to do. With Exodus, I mean, not the fcking machine. Stay focused on the fashion, people. Days later I finally get a chance to reinstall Exodus. I do it clean. Exodus crashes four times while my inventory loads. I backtrack to a version so primitive that it has no height offset. The thought of slidering to High and enabling Deferred Rendering sends me scurrying for my teddy bear. Which is long gone. I fear I may try to cuddle one of you if I go inworld again. Please accept this last cruddy photo of Portia as an invitation to admire the asymmetrical bangs of Betty by MissAllSunday Lemon for Wasabi Pills. Please also look past all those 0s and 1s to see a lovely group gift skin from Amesha Jewell of Aeva/Heartsick. Adorned with gemstones around the forehead, Airelle comes in 7 tones, including mesh feet.

Credits to creators

AD Creations, Waiting Metal Dress (NEW limited edition at Seasons of Couture; ty Aliza!)
Aeva/Heartsick, Airelle Gemstone (VIP group gift, group is free; pick up skin in store and check notices for box of feet)
shot two: Wasabi Pills, Betty Rouge (NEW; ty Miss Lemon!)
shot one: Eshi Otawara, Ninja Girl Majestic (not available)
Fleshtone, Narsha Vanity Cuff Silver (Sadly, Fleshtone has closed down)
Solidea Folies, Chameleion Ring
ellabella, Vae Face piercing (colour change)
oh yeah, GIMP had to hump these real good

Second star on the right

peter32l Aliza Karu’s Booklook for April celebrates Peter Pan. The floor-length gown, which is slit on one side just shy of the hip, features an elegant monochrome fade from white through grey to black. The accompanying Trilly dust that orbits one’s av is probably magical. It reminds me of the Sugar Corn Pops I ate as a kid, which had their own magic of dissolving on the tongue. The Peter Pan ensemble also includes a mobile spiral of multi-coloured light (not shown in this picture) that probably represents Tinkerbell on speed. Or in love. I get those two confused.
petermed2 I’m an Aries in RL and decided to celebrate with Aranel Ah’s rams horns for Zodiac. Being an inadequate Aries makes me feel inadequate. I’m supposed to be a leader, but I’m a loner. The best capsule description of Aries that I ever read states “Aries can be perfectly nice people once they’ve been chemically or surgically altered.” I can never understand why I am the only person who finds that hilarious. Possibly it’s because no one born under another sign can appreciate how close it comes to the truth.

Credits to creators
[Angels and Demons Creations] Tribute to peter Pan [mesh dress only in one size, so try demo] (NEW; ty Aliza!) presented with Libriamo Tutti
*BOOM* I Am Aries (gold) horns (at Zodiac)
A&Ana Fashion Jewellery Pus Glamour Bracelet (at TDR Fusion)
[7891.] Hage Cross Necklace – Drop – Gold
~ Tableau Vivant~ Ewing hair – female (S) – Xmas ed. Metal fade
*Glance Skins – Anais – August – No Brows (was a Skin Fair item)
[theSkinnery], Voluptous lip junkie – lipstick 7 (was a Skin Fair item)
Miss Shippe’s Studio, OMS O Rama Gold Feather Lower Lashes Only
“tSg” Miss Sassy Brow Black (old gift)
.ID. Snowfall Eyes / Seasons Gatcha / Hazel
pose one: Clemmm
pose two: Whatever, Modeling Chair (? I need to check this)