I am curious (salmon)

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I am in the throes of intense gacha competitiveness, not with friends or bloggers generally but with the whole world. As always, I have been hitting yard sales, but I did get in to the Arcade today and snagged two rares. The price-tags on rares at yard sales are running up to 1,200L. This only makes me froth more at the mouth. My av is embarrassed to be played by me. Continue reading

Faces have got to be made

ran Sopha Portal of My UglyDorothy debuts her new Factory line at Skin Fair. There are three faces in five skin tones that range from fair to tanned. Buy the base skin, which comes with a basic lip and eye, standard shades of eyebrow and Slink hands and feet appliers. Then add lipstick and eye makeup from packs sold separately. Bjork’s lipsticks are a little glossy and slightly parted for a sexy look. All her eye makeups feature a kohl liner. Bin’s eye makeups offer subtle shades of gold and dusky rose with varying intensities of liner. Her lipsticks look pure and clear. Ran, shown here in tone two, sports Ms. Portal’s signature faded-edge lipstick. Eyes winged with liner run the gamut from bare through blue, red and plum shadows.
pop2Those of you who are on a budget will be glad to know that Skin Fair is for makeup too. Both Shortcake Sugarplum of No. 7 and Faina Cortes of La Malvada Mujer have gone all out. The Pop Art makeups are the standout from No. 7. They are a savvy interpretation of the look of Lichtenstein’s painted women rather than a direct copy.
mmmaaaalllll Last but not least, we have the Hydra makeup from La Malvada Mujer, which combines a burnished eye with a wet lip. These are really versatile for 40L: each makeup comes with a full-face tat and with separate tats for eyes, brows and mouth, all of which could be mixed and match across the three colour variations. I hope to show off some of Ms. Cortes’ unique whole-body tattoos in one of my next posts. Be sure to stop by the booth to pick up the two gifts. One of them is a glamorous set of brows in gold and silver versions.

It’s Her Factory

Credits
Skin Fair URLs
MY UGLYDOROTHY on sim 2
La Malvada Mujer on sim 2
no. 7 on sim 1
Thank you Faina, Shortcake, Sopha

Look 1
MY UGLYDOROTHY FACTORY_Ran_tone2 base skin and brow (at Skin Fair)
MY UGLYDOROTHY FACTORY Ran_Eye Makeup4_tone2 (at Skin Fair)
MY UGLYDOROTHY FACTORY Ran_Lip Makeup2_tone2 (at Skin Fair)
-LaViere- Heidi/DriedChilli
NYU – Collared Dress, Purple (Size 1)

Look 2
no. 7, Pop Art D (at Skin Fair)
MY UGLYDOROTHY, FACTORY__Bin_tone3 base skin and brow (at Skin Fair)
(fd) Little Queen – Brunette 6 (Arcade gacha)
-tb- Female Skinny Tie (S) – Plum
-tb- Long Sleeve Collared Blouse (S) – Blush
Tee*fy, Savannah HighWaisted Skirt XS

Look 3
La Malvada Mujer – Hydra n3 /full (at Skin Fair)
MY UGLYDOROTHY FACTORY__Ran_tone2 base skin and brow (at Skin Fair)
Clawtooth: Say Yes – Break of dawn hair
bliensen + maitai, carnelian earrings
*BOOM* Hello Girl blouse (Navy) s

Poses: The Muse, Constantine (new; ty Audrey!)
Eyes: AL vulo ! * anemone brown eyes

Kowloon prowl

New Year I decided to set aside Portia’s Red Guard costume and her empress outfits and celebrate Chinese New Year with a cheongsam and a an updo inspired by Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love. This type of dress can be quite pricey, so I was happy to find a 100L three-colour pack from E&S on Marketplace.
gacha lion My rare-gacha magnetosis has been flaring up again. I won the Chinese lion by Xiaj/Purple Poses at the CNY festival.
Kowloon Modanna’s new nails for Slink hands are stunning. They combine black and gold in a variety of patterns including gold moons, gold tips and the cross you see here. The pack also offers a plain black and a grey nail with a liquid look. I used to think that the pointy-scary nail was bespoke, but it comes standard with the Slink hands. Chalkboard not included.

Credits to creators
E&S, MING Cheongsam Dress S – Black / Red / Purple (on Marketplace)
hair pic one and three: “”D!va”” Hair “Locuala” (MVW INDIA 2014)(Brown diamond) (at Collabor88 till the 6th or so)
pic two hair: Kin, Cricket
earrings pic one and three: Golden Crates earrings (soooo old)
earrings pic two: Bliensen + MaiTai – Charleston – Art Deco Earring – Red -
MiWardrobe – Dangerous Triangle – Ring – Amber
MiWardrobe – Japanese Coin – Bracelet – Gold & Red
LP, Fortune Cookie coin purse
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Medium
Modanna, Black Callas nail enhancement NEW and hot
:GP: Shell Frex [Light] Jasmine (retired Curio skin)
MONS / Shocking eyes – black
pose pics one and three: An lar, being miss red (at Enchantment; love these poses!)
location: Kowloon

More than fur flies

owling I think I’m cursed with rare-gacha disease. I discussed my guilt over winning a high-tech weapon in a previous post. Yesterday, I felt awkward because I won a rare Snowy Owl from Beetlebones on my third play. Then today, well, I won another one. On my first play. Both are creme, leading me to believe that the creme owl is not that rare after all. The owl does adorable things, as one would expect from the Yootz and Ohmai sisters. I was chuffed to name it after my AWOL master [pronounced Igor-style as math-tuh]. In his bird form, Master Sir is forced to perch on my arm, is bound to fly alongside me, and must go to sleep whenever I want to relax. There is no mechanism for tethering him to a post, cock cage toggling on and off. Scripters—call me.
aviatrix When I popped the owl out for the first time, a nearby avi noticed and said she hadn’t managed to win one. How was she to know this would make me sweat with guilt? If, woman-whose-name-I-forget, you are reading this post, and you still don’t have an owl, contact me to answer the truth-testing question, and I will atone for my luck by sending you my spare. (P.S., Anyone else notice that there are a lot of trees in world this time of year?)

*No animals were killed (or, truth be told, enslaved) (or, just to reassure you, impersonated) (much less adopted as a spirit guide) to make this outfit and these pix.

Credits to creators
:Beetlebones:: Artic Friends Snow Owl (creme) RARE (at Beetlebones and at the RMK Gothic sim market)
May’s Soul, Celtic Body xs red
ISON – raw hide vest – M (moss) (at Collabor88)
.Birdy. Blair skin ~Biscuit~ Gold Dust (Bare) RARE (at the Arcade)
Your cocain :: Dragon tat
Bliensen + MaiTai – Friedel – Necklace – Onyx – redgold (rare) (at the Jewelry and Accessories Expo)
*(OO)*YUKI_ Susu Shoes RARE2 (at the Christmas Mini Market)
MIEL, LO REFURBISHED SOCKS – multi/ebony (old gift)
Pure Poison – Riu Spiked Leather Bracelet
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Medium
SHI, Distressed Aviator (at the Arcade)
Analog Dog, tangled black (I piled on a bunch of copies of the ponytail)
MONS / Shocking eyes – blue
poses by Glitterati
shot at the Christmas Mini Market skybox

You can never tell

spank The Chesterfield coat from ::K:: is divine. You may have seen plain cashmere versions at The Men’s Dept. If you visit C’est La Vie, you will find a capsule collection of clothes in male and female sizes by Kit Ragu. I had a tough time choosing just one version of the coat. There’s a gorgeous green and yellow plaid and a check composed of beautiful shades of red-brown. There’s also a more restrained grey version if you are feeling sober. Portia paid a visit to the church at Neva Sky Villi to see a show of lovely Snow White photos by Emma Pearl. Then she plopped herself down on this bed by aisling and began to fantasize about being spanked by one of the seven dwarves. Doc, if I’m not mistaken.

allaround It’s around. All around. It’s around here, somewhere….

Credits
::K::, Chesterfield Coat Check-Navy Female-XS
/Wasabi Pills/ Rene Mesh Hair – Dark flame (ty MissAllSunday Lemon!)
tram -Bowler hat- (Resizer + Stretch script)
[PM]Pixel Mode – Tabi Boots : XS1:Teal
LaGyo,_Mother’s pearls necklace
.Tokame. Leaf White Shirt Collar (gacha)
[W&B] Ayla Leather Skirt AUBERGINE (this be old)
.[LeLutka]-Rockin’ Pants-Black (this be older)
-Glam Affair – Gemma – Europa 01 G (at The Arcade)
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
*CentoPallini* MoonLight Ring
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small
Bliensen + MaiTai nails (I can’t recall when/where/why I got these)
marukin pose
location: Neva Sky Villi, with a Cheeky Pea couch and a Second Spaces wine rack

What’s inside a TARDIS?

callboxg I was going to say that my TARDIS is never bigger on the inside. Because I’m gloomy and all. But then I decided to ponder the idea of entering something small that turns out to be big. And I realized that my TARDIS is as big and exciting on the inside as any other. If, that is, the TARDIS is the female sexual and reproductive organs. Tiny hole on the outside leads to big spaces on the inside. Anyone with a semester’s worth of English lit would say it’s a womb metaphor. But the baby berth is not the whole of the female interior. There’s also the vagina, with its G spot, and the (rumored-to-be-hidden) clitoris. These are represented by the TARDIS command console—with its lovely throbbing core. There’s much to be read into the various doctors’ inability to manage those controls. Matt Smith’s Doctor, who slips and slides his way around the console at launch time, is the TARDIS’s most energetic lover. He calls her “Sexy,” but only when they’re alone. Clearly, they should never be alone. If Smith’s Doctor has to race round to throw all those levers and turn all those dials it’s because the TARDIS needs many pairs of hands. If you want her to come. Come to save the world, I mean.
fezgizza Portia was so dressed up when she heard about Tyr Grommit’s gift fez for Auxiliary that she saw no reason to not add it to her ensemble. Unfortunately, it’s a sober kind of masquerade because her Gizza gown with cloak is a donation item for flood relief to the Philippines. You will find it and many more desirable items, as well as straight-up donation boxes, at the Typhoon Haiyan Fundraiser. On the last day, December 8, there will be an auction of stunning one-of-a-kind gowns by couturiers such as Nevery Lorakeet for LpD and Zib Scaggs for Zibska.

Credits to creators
GizzA – Donna Gown [Burgundy] (donation item for the Philippines: see above)
Zibska, Lique necklace (NEW at L’Accessoires; ty Zib!)
[Auxiliary] Fezzes Are Cool – Happy 50th (open gift) If my interpretation is correct, the fez is a condom, and it is, indeed, cool in a “no-glove-no-love” way. It’s a damn good thing he’s got round to wearing one at last.
*League*, Aria Walnut -Apricot -NoBrow -Chest C
+Fallen Gods Inc.+, ZODIAC, GOLD filigree (Winter is Coming gacha rare)
[ #7 ] Vieja Martha :Fly Away: Lashes
:: DUTCH TOUCH ::MaAn:: Feather Eyelashes – Valentine (old item)
:::Fab-U-Lous:::: Lea ( Black) with Liquence . – Hairbase (all hair at Fab-U-Lous is on sale for 75L until the store closes)
Zibska, Halcyon ~ Earrings
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small with Bliensen + MaiTai nails HUD that I do not recall acquiring
POST, TARDIS (free for a limited time)

It’s a Cramps reference, innit

Angel v. demon

bridefinal2 This month’s Collabor88 is inspiring. The palette, exemplified in the colours offered by Harry Hix of ISON, is sophisticated. Several creators, including Hix and Marie Lauridsen of Milk Motion, have worked to give mesh an extra dimension.
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I am on the hunt for new skin lines for my too-familiar-looking av. Lately, both Modish (here) and Birdy (above) have caught my attention, partly because they make Portia look more or less dangerous. The BIRDY skin is one of 6 makeups for 99L each at The Chapter Four.

Look one
!Ohmai: Kun (comes with roses) (NEW at Hair Fair)
.B I R D Y. DELILAH skin ~Pure~ London (99L at The Chapter Four)
– .HoD. – The Crux – Frost – S (NEW at The Gallery Gift Shop)
(Milk Motion) Lace dress – XXS – white (NEW at Collabor88)
Cute Poison – Multi-Cross Necklace (Silver)
FINESMITH – Massive Diamonds ring
ISON – vine cuff (antique silver)
S (and) P – Lotus Creeper Tattoo
[ Lucky #7 ] Vieja Martha :Fly Away: Lashes
[UMEBOSHI] Lunar 2 eyes -Ink- (NEW at The Gallery Gift Shop)

Look two
ISON – ruffle dress -S- (purple) (NEW at Collabor88)
[taketomi],_Kurumi_Karafuru03 (at The Chapter Four)
Tiny Bird – OMGWTF Orchids (old gacha)
::Modish:: Jules-color- {dark brows} CL (previous group gift)
Clemmm – Sheerfully Bee tights – Pink (BEE) (old event item)
Bliensen + Maitai – La Gamme Du Printemps – Necklace
FINESMITH, PLAYCUBE BRACELET COLORCHANGE
[UMEBOSHI] Lunar 2 eyes -Draconis- (NEW at The Gallery Gift Shop)
PDA, Gangplank Oddment

GIMPed with luv

Pink is your friend

crablng There’s a new gang in town called The Kollective. What intrigued me about this group is the concept of pairing bloggers with creators to make promo photos for the creations. I wasn’t in on this for the first round, but I couldn’t help electing myself to style the Lotus shape from Anna’s Shapes. For 100L you get a slim gal with a modest bust—one that won’t get caught in a revolving door. The dress Lotus wears is a very recent group gift from Paperbag, which may still be in notices. I could have used the included applier for big bübz, but I lost mine in a mailbox accident.

lizardzxc Lotus’s face is designed to suit Belleza skins, so I took the opportunity to try a line I don’t much like on my regular models, and I was very pleased with how pretty she looks. Then I went and added some of La Malvada Mujer’s Lux makeup, which you will find at the Cosmetic Fair. It’s more festive this way, no?

Credits to creators
*ANNA SHAPES* – Lotus – THE KOLLECTIVE (ty!)
+>A&A<+ Cancer Crabbie – Rose (NEW gacha at Zodiac)
Bliensen + MaiTai – Siegfried – Lizzard Brooch
-Belleza- Noel Spring Skin (old 50L F)
La Malvada Mujer – Lux #3 [eyes] (new at Cosmetic Fair)
-LaViere- Katie/Black Tipped
Paperbag. Deville Dress S (group gift in notices)
Pure Poison – Wicki Spikes Bracelets (recent subo gift)
{{BSD Design studio}}Less is more shinning blk angel shoes
Izzie’s – Glitter Nails (old hunt item)
MONS / Shocking eyes – blue
poses by LAP
GIMPed for the animals’ sake

Gotta love a chimney

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May your days be merry and bright. And may all your holidays be hella tight. If Portia is looking a little too sexy this Christmas eve, it’s because she finally made it onto Santa’s third list. There’s one for good boys and girls, there’s one for bad boys and girls, and there’s one for very naughty adults. Portia’s just heard the sleigh land on the roof. She can’t wait for Santa to slide down her chimney.

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The Gallery Gift Shop has started its new rotation, and this hot cocktail dress by 22769 is available in red, black, beige and mustard yellow. Recently, I mistakenly reported that Dutch Touch closed on December 13th. In fact, it’s open till the 31st, so I am hoping to show off a few of Iki Ikarus’ skins. She’s always been my favourite creator of darker skins. This one is Amber v2. If you like a more innocent look, check out Jaliah.

Credits to creators
22769 ~ [femme] Lucretia Dress Red XS (at TGGS)
[AUX] Holiday Antlers (Bow) [50L till tomorrow]
::Dutch Touch:: ::AmBeR:: V2 Dark – Basic CLB MO HB (high-res)
[MANDALA]MILKY WAY BRACELETs/Hawthorn RED
Bliensen + MaiTai – Samedi – Necklace – Amber (was a gacha, now available in a pack of six necklaces)
[LeLutka]-ELLA hair – Bournville
::Sn@tch Nail Candy (Black/Red Tips):::
pose is from tea.soup’s pack of three poses and mirrors available at Together for Sway
location is the BCC sim: thank you for giving my av a temporary home

“Ever been to sea, Billy?”

I know that I shouldn’t fear The Sea Hole. It’s just another boutique. Even if it is draped in nets and smells faintly of krill, it’s no scarier than Pig or F’d Up or Inzane Klown Killz 7. (Okay, I made that last one up.) But think about all those eerie creatures that Drinkenstein Sorbet likes to draw on her outfits: they move weirdly in dark waters, their pincers and tentacles at the ready. Even when I don’t worry about being ravaged by tentacles, I can’t help fearing the sea. It’s all very well to be welcomed aboard a pirate ship by a sexy captain in a chic Harem Jumpsuit.

But how do you know she isn’t a ghost determined to take you deep into some depthy sea hole off the coast of Nova Scotia? A couple of suggestions: giant hats adorned with model schooners are always a sign of the supernatural; and you cannot trust an AV wearing Gato’s Dragon makeup, with cleavage or without. (Gato, by the way, will temporarily close its skin shop, so individual skins are now on sale for 100L and fatpacks are 500L.)

We all know that bone-chilling things occur at sea. Things like the blowing of cold, brisk air and the consumption of caviar. When I was ten, I crossed the Atlantic ocean on a Russian ship and was so hungry that I ate every last completely unrecognizable thing on my plate.

Yes indeed, the sea air makes everyone indiscriminate.

Credits to creators
Look one
outfit: The Sea Hole, Harem Jumpsuit Black (from Pookie Flea Market)
hat: Bare Rose [B@R], Hat B from the Pirates Ball outfit
skin: Gato, Dragon Cleavage (gg)
hair: Lamb, Lost Milk
necklace: Primalot, Mine! [click on the pic to see the octopus in the cameo] (subo gift)
shoes: Maitreya Gold, Allure Tights
poses: C.O.D. and with love & squalor

Look two
skirt: The Sea Hole, Lost at Sea Skirt Okami Villan Crab
top: Surf Couture, Canvas Garden Top Tomato
skin: Cupcakes, Fantasy-Coral-Rainbow (old gg)
hair: Posh, Melody Sunflower (from the big giveaway bag at The Rumor)
jewellery: Bliensen + MaiTai, Snake Charmer (earrings and necklace bought separately at The Washes 10L sale; check the store)
shoes: Maitreya Gold, Allure Tights
prop and pose: ???, Beating Heart (old hunt gift)
blood: A:S:S:, Bloody Hell Full Body Tattoo and Jeans (bought on XStreet)
emotion: Adorkable Poses, Emoter HUD (freebie)

location: Extensor