Back on the rack

lubitschx It’s time once again to slither off to The Gallery Gift Shop and stalk the art. This month, I took a fancy to Gabrielle Swindlehurst’s Doomsday Has Come and Gone, which looks good at any post-earthquake angle. Also at TGGS. Umeboshi offers a tattoo that multiplies your av’s eyes. (Just in case the apocalypse makes no sound.) In addition to pink hair and a silver tunic from the current Collabor88, Portia wears Dilly Dolls boots, a gift in the Twisted Hunt. The HUD gives you the choice of black or white leather as well as subtle variations on the fabric pattern, which is based on the dreaded TH box.
katixs At the Skin Fair, I tried more skins than a hundred snakes could slough. But Nuuna’s Kati was the only one that inspired me to put clothes on Portia and send her back to the sim. Kati is a breath-takingly flawless blank canvas with all the tattoo-layer add-ons you could desire. In addition to crazy-colour lips like blue, orange and black, there are several shades of pink. Tintable eyebrows and a half dozen tintable blush tats allow for personalization. There is also an applier for Lolas Tango tatas, the mere thought of which makes me feel jiggly on my insides. All this costs only 400L. (If there’s a better deal at Skin Fair I will eat snake slough. With fries.) Portia wears the second-lightest of the seven Kati tones, meaning that goths and ghouls should be doing some kind of dance in honour of the first one. Last but not least today, Portia sports Shortcake Sugarplum’s latest creation for TGGS, the Vegas-worthy Diamond Spades Lashes. I have made special requests for diamond-spade pasties and piercings and a full deck of pornographic playing cards. But I do that every month.

Credits to creators
TGGS limo
Gabrielle Swindlehurst, Doomsday has Come and Gone (at TGGS)
r2, A/D/E sheer shirt[XS]silver (Collabor88)
ay, Hipster white bikini bottom (old bikini)
~Tableau Vivant~ Hathaway hair – Pink 1 (Collabor88)
+Nuuna+ Kati Skin [Fair] (with Pink 2 lips, tintable Eyelashes, Eyeliner 2, Eyelashes 2 and Blush 1, all in the same pack) (NEW at Skin Fair)
[ #7 ] Diamond Spades Lash Add-Ons (NEW at TGGS; ty SS!)
MONS / Shocking eyes – hazel
*Dilly Dolls* Matilda Boot Light Twisted S2013 (Twisted Hunt gift)
[JB] Juicy Box – Mecha Tattoo
[UMEBOSHI] Knee tattoo -Eye- (at TGGS; ty Keiba!)
ISON – vine cuff (antique silver) (recent 50L F)
mijn.botique, accessories / studded earrings n.2 – silver (recent TDR Fusion)
Sn@tch, Nail Candy (Pink/White Tips)
pose one: Blah!, Model pose pack 2
pose two: Alouette, The Bibliotheque Chair Grey floral (Arcade gacha)
photo two: hair—DeLa, Rossi; blouse—BCC, Mocha Blossom Promenade
Sn@tch, Dark Photobox set
GIMPed but not pimped. Please demo skin!

Luxuriate

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These pictures obviously go together.

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Ladies stretch out their arms in them.

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And look very pretty.

Credits to creators
Look impish
{Meghindo’s} ~ Chy Dress [comes with fringed clutch and many different flexi skirts] (VIP Gift, which also contains a skin in multiple tones; fee to join)
*BOOM* Dame Elbow Gloves (antique) xsmall (NEW, mesh, in many many many colours; ty Aranel Ah!)
Glam Affair – Renee – Fairy Tales 01 RAV (Arcade gacha)
MEMIL eyes 06_orange brown (from Marketplace)
Clawtooth: Louise Brooks – Red eye flight
Eclectica Deco Knot set in pale silver
Addictia, METRO Sandals – Silver
BENT, Posebox (old hunt gift)
Lightly GIMPed

Look admirable
Zibska, Amelie set of colour and size change earrings and necklace (ty Ms. Skaggs!) UPDATE: Still available at TGGS until December 19.
Luxury[87] – Snakeskin sheer catsuit (former Lyfe of Style item; no sign of an inworld store)
/Wasabi Pills/ Skye Mesh Hair – Pancake with /Wasabi Pills/ Hairbase included
MONS / Sunny Skin -light brow-soft makeup- light tone V1 (at TDR Fusion; includes a freckle version; love this hard)
[sauce] ka-pow! : lashes (not available)
MONS / Shocking eyes – blue
Yummy, Thin Boho Ring – Maroon (Nov. Collabor88)
Glitterati, Boxed
I GIMPed thie beejezus out of this one. Okay, maybe only the bejeez.

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This sh*t just got real

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Here’s a fantasy. This is what I would wear if I owned a chic boutique in Paris and life was so perfect that cats and birds could hang out together without getting into an argument about Léos Carax’s latest film. In this fantasy, my outfit consists of a mesh hippie blouse from Shine by ZD and a wearable demo dress from Solita. There’s also fur from Bliss Couture, which is running a sale on fur and ruffles until December 16th. The cuffs Portia wears here come with a matching poncho.

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Here’s a reality. I’ve just gone through the toughest four months of my life and things may get worse before they get better. I don’t actually cry on my knees under a table. I prefer to stand, bend over and hang upside down till the rush of blood to my head distracts me from the despair. (If I called it yoga you’d try it yourself instead of thinking I’m weird. Which I am.) When I look at the SL feeds, I occasionally come across a post from someone who has been suffering from depression, may have attempted suicide, and may feel terribly alone. One of the wonderful things about SL is the anonymity that allows us to acknowledge pain without the risks that come with real-life declarations. I keep this blog a secret from all but my closest friend, so it remains a place where I can be some of the things I am not allowed to be in my daily life. I can, for example, play with a pair of giant bübs. I can also be honest about emotional pain. I can’t claim to have caught every post SLers have written about depression and despair, but I want those who have written such posts to know that I’m grateful for your honesty. I wish you all the strength and support you need to get you through the dark periods of your lives.

Credits to creators
shine by [ZD], MESH BATWING BLOUSE Hippiestyle plum – M (ty Cecilia Blanchere!)
[solita] Fin de Semana Dress M
[UMEBOSHI] Pabu tights -Peach- (a pack available at TGGS for a couple more days; ty Keiba!)
! Bliss Fur ! Lecker Fur Sleeves (50% off)
Schadenfreude, Amargosa Boots (Nov. Collabor88)
Yummy, Boho Rings – Maroon (Nov. Collabor88)
((JUNWAVE))MIKAKO*APRICOT-BROWN*hair
Glam Affair -Renee- Sinless 02 D (at the Arcade Gacha event)
PIDIDDLE – My Special Treasures – Some Teeth I Found (at the Arcade Gacha event; ty Brutus Martinek!)
The first pose is by dfo! from the Gala fundraiser pack and the location is Cupcake. The second pose is part of the Falln furniture and the location is Contraption.