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

Satellite of love

ZibskaEuropa Hair Fair has to be the fashion year’s weirdest event. Until mesh bodies give us the option of multiplying av heads there’s just no way to wear a dozen new hairdos at once. One possible exception to this rule is the work of Zib Scaggs for Zibska. Ms. Scaggs’ hairdos are so avant-garde that they could be stacked to stunning effect. Here Portia opts only for Io, named liked all five new offerings for one of Saturn’s moons. Personally, I would avoid the annual coiffure craziness altogether if it weren’t for the opportunity to contribute to the Wigs for Kids charity. Zibska is the place to go if you want to donate in high style because each new ‘do is set for an impressive 50 per cent donation. Let the hair games begin.

Credits to creators
Zibska, Io (NEW for Hair Fair; ty Zib!)
Paperbag. Clear Vinyl Swim Suit (at The Big Show)
Lolas ::: Tango ::: Mesh Breasts
[KOOQLA] Nico skin – Moonwalker (lb) (group gift)
[KOOQLA] Ghost Fingers (needs Slink hands; group gift)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual -
Clemmm – Ghost Eyes v.4
pose: oldie from PDA

She was horrid

swampm2 The Couturier’s Docks offers fantastical limited edition creations. If you want to deck your av out in a chain-mail bodysuit and pearl-and-cross collar, scurry out and snag one of 50 copies of Riri Nini’s Nemesi outfit.
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Credits to creators
.h.m.a.e.m. – nemesi corset and nemesi necklace (NEW at The Couturier’s Docks; ty Riri!)
(r)M {aka red mint} Hair No.14’13 ~ o8.1-Fantasy
Abyss, Oxide_Ballet_Heel_
Clemmm – ReSnick eyes .black sclera.
-Glam Affair- Leah Grey skin D (not available)
pose from exposeur, puddle jumper pack
location: NV Madworld

Some queens

bqaxc Some warrior queens are grouchy.
warq8 Some warrior queens are serene. Why is the black queen so pissed off?
bqspl Because size matters.

Look one
Eudora, Army Hi-Tops (NEW on Marketplace with 8 colour-changeable parts; thank you Eudora3D!)
Yasum, *MESH*Vikings Treasure*RARE*Size A*female*BULL* (at Fantasy Gacha Carnival but only until the 31st)
[ SAKIDE ] Attitude Collar Black (the fat pack has red, white and black collars and a variety of metals)
[ SAKIDE ] Sorcerer Outfit (at Perfect Wardrobe)
Clawtooth: Windswept – DevestatingBlackDip (at Collabor88)
MIASNOW Skin – WALKER Betty 4 (at Horrorfestthe inworld store seems to be gone and this isn’t available on Marketplace, and yet I swear I saw it somewhere recently)
MONS / Eyes – The Couturiers Docks – lime
ellabella, Helene’s Tears (only in pic 3)
.Olive. the Refreshed Bear Trap Bracelet – GunMetal(L)
Lolas ::: Tango ::: Mesh Breasts (spine)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Medium
Two cats, magical poses
Mishmish, A spool stool set [this is not for tinies]

Look two
Clawtooth: Windswept – CuteSpooks (at Collabor88)
ISON – amelia lace gown -S- (plum) (at Collabor88)
[ContraptioN] Pseudo Amor Harness (old V day hunt gift)
[ContraptioN] Pseudo Cogitatione Crown with [ContraptioN] Pseudo Cogitatione Bloody Tattoo (hunt gift)
:[Plastik]:-Aleria://Elven-Anjou;Hellish (not available)
~*S.E.*~ Cracks [Pink] (Facial Tattoo) (at Horrorfest)
:[Plastik]:/Sinistyle- RavenBracers Kharne (comes with collar; available at Plastik)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Medium
Mad’, Dirty Nails (VIP group)
Clemmm – ReSnick eyes .black sclera

Lightly GIMPed because my laptop is gooder than the last one.

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.
ison2xx

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

Chartreuse shines

teresa2final Today I found myself missing important things from my childhood. Dogs ran free in the 1970s. I miss screaming and bounding off every time we saw the extremely weird mop dog trot our way. (Poor thing.)
grafcharxlt Mouths were smaller in the 1970s. Sucking the juice out of a half-dozen honeysuckle blossoms was practically a full dessert.

Credits to creators
*LpD* – *Teresa* Dress Yellow (Mesh – Size S) [I replaced the white camisole with the top from *LpD* - *Giglio* Dress Turquoise-Yellow] (ty Nevery!)
*LpD* MakeUp – *Marta* Complete (at Cosmetics Fair; ty Nevery!)
Glam Affair – Lulu 04 BL (Arcade)
[DDL] Dream On (Light Blue) (I had no luck with the HUD, which made everything grey on my screen, so I am pretending the feet are socks)
“”D!va”” Hair “Lili” (Type A)(Onyx) (Collabor88)
FINESMITH, APRIL gift of earrings and necklace (still available, fee to join VIP group)
FINESMITH, KOSH BRACELET LEMON (old hunt prize)
MIASNOW Accessory – RING BOP ~LEMON QUARTZ (old gift)
pose one, Clemmm
pose two, Picture This!, Cherry Blossom Parasol pack (from last month’s Boutique)
location for pic two is Virtual Decay
Between GIMP and nothing, I choose GIMP.

If you prickle me…

zibcoutsmHad anyone told me when I started this blog that Portia’s fanciest outfit would be made of cactus, I’d never have believed her. Was this because I didn’t know then that Portia likes pain? Because the end of irony made working with succulents seem insensitive? Or because the Belgians rejected cactus as undeconstructable? No, no and no. It was because my little mind could not anticipate Zib Scaggs’ imagination. Her fabulous Valentina gown will be shown April 6th, the last day of Avenue’s Spring/Summer fashion shows. It is also one of the limited edition items available in the fashion week market. In addition to the gown and black face-paint you see here, the special package includes a set of delicate earrings and necklace, a pair of simple, strappy sandals and a decorous chignon hairdo in black and white versions. Underneath the cactus skirt there’s a gorgeous black satin evening skirt. All of these items will come in handy if the President’s Ball bans weaponized frocks (or ‘fros).blurcoutmed

Credits to creators
Zibska, Valentina gown (NEW at Avenue Spring/Summer Fashion Week; ty Zib Scaggs!)
::dutch touch:: ::AmBeR:: V2 Dark – PeachyLips [The inworld store is closed, but there's one skin on Marketplace. Could more follow?]
~SongBird~ Delirium’s Spiral eye makeup (Twisted Hunt gift)
Clemmm -ReSnick eyes
[Iruco]hair25(black)
*BOOM* Fearless ankle cuffs (v2) Silver (NEW; ty Aranel Ah!)
*BOOM* Fearless wrist cuffs (v2) Silver (NEW; ty Aranel Ah!)
*LpD* – *Steam Clouds* Earrings White (a Fashion for Life donation item that may not be in store; I will check) (ty Nevery Lorakeet!)
Hello Spacegirl – Ilia Collar (long) L (black) [Try a demo. This collar is very very small]
*SoliDea FoliEs* chameleon rings
Debrah’s, “Coty” HighHeels Black Snake
Blah, Model pose pack 2
GIMPed but not so much that I have cactus needles stuck under my fingernails.

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)

Hey lady!

merm4xxl The Aquarius Zodiac month ends on the 13th, so you should surf over there soon if you want a nifty mermaid bra by Brutus Martinek of Pididdle. JesyLilo’s loose-fit jeans feature portholes on the outside of each leg. Why I do not know. Perhaps to show off a tattooed tangle of kelp.

duveteuxl Meanwhile, back on shore, Sopha Portal has released a new skin called Vivian. As with her other recent skins, Vivian is available in a pack with eight soft and sweet makeups. Six of these feature orange-red lips, and two, including the one I’m showing here, run to pink. I tend to think I don’t like anything named after a princess or a lapdog, but Aranel Ah’s Tiffany colour makes BOOM’s beautifully sculpted, nubbly textured Duveteux Rayonnant jacket absolutely irresistible. As far as I’m concerned, Ms. Ah has the all clear for Savannah and Felicity.

Credits to creators
Look one
PIDIDDLE – Sea Maiden Bra – Sea Princess (NEW at Zodiac; ty Brutus Martinek!)
::Exile:: A Winter’s Tale:Beach
*JeSyLiLO*:::Knotted Jeans:::*Dirty XS (NEW; ty Lilo Glom!)
Adam n Eve Clothes, Ana Lace Panty Popcorn
Graves, Cuffs from G329
-Belleza- Wynter skin (old 50L Friday)
MONS / Shocking eyes – blue
The Muse Poses, Venus (at Fashion Limited; ty Audrey Cresci!)

Look two
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Vivian05(Burly) [available in three tones] (NEW; ty Sopha Portal!)
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Cleaves tattoo1(Burly) (tat cleavage sold separately)
*BOOM* Duveteux Rayonnant Jacket (Tiffany) (mesh) (NEW; ty Aranel Ah!)
Maitreya Flare Jeans (for heels) * M #6
welldone.atelier/ Gold Deer rings (at fi*friday, pack includes gold and silver)
[e] Abbey – Red 05 (on sale)
Clemmm – Window Ocean eyes
focus poses, winter set (at Limited Bazaar)

GIMP your own, these are mine. (I shot these to look more yellow than they appear in a standard AnaLu studio 5 light. So please do try demos!)

Hello earth

eartl Time passes between shooting pictures, editing them and posting them. Occasionally I find myself posting pictures that feel stronger than I do at the moment of writing, that feel as good as I did at the moment of shooting. Today I haz a sad, so I won’t tell you how this pic revises the end of Anna Karenina. I do hope that despite my failure of words, you will feel inspired to fly off to the Couturier’s Docks, where, as of noon today, Riri Ninni’s kinky Yoke Joke necklace is available in brown or blue-black in limited numbers. You could then take a taxi to LpD to pick up Nevery Lorakeet’s very romantic Ophelia dress, which is available in ecru, shown here, as well as white and pale pink. Finally, you will want to beam yourself up to Marketplace to pick up Sion Pearl’s new version of her classic earpods for MetaTheodora. These are also available in a blue-light version.
eartcl Hello Earth, an old favourite.

Credits to creators
LpD, Ophelia Dress ecru [mesh with sculpty veils] (NEW; ty Nevery!)
h.m.a.e.m. – yoke joke *raining day* (at Couturier’s Docks; ty Riri!)
MetaTheodora, Cyber EarPods 2013 Edition – White (NEW; ty Sion!)
Amacci Hair Pythia ~ Night
ChaChaDee! – 1970s Heel Leather Grey
Glam Affair – Renee – Dreary Soul 03 BL (old gacha)
-Sorry.Asia- Cyber.Touch Make-Up (old gift)
Clemmm -ReSnick eyes
pose one is part of Ambergris, LastNight Hand Muff (old gift)
pose two: PDA
location: BCC
These pics were GIMPed lightly and Pixlred hard.