Diamond mine

diana Are you an ancient Greek or Roman—a matron, priestess, amazon, sorceress, slave or goddess? If so, I urge you to trash every system-layered, flexi-skirted toga you ever bought and replace them with mesh dresses from Collabor88. I love Pixicat’s Gladiator dress, which is available in colours that would make Apelles weep.
scrap metal Are you tired of your old visor? Me too. Sometimes I would rather incinerate the world with my optic blast than wear that kitschy ruby quartz lens. I plan to upgrade now with diamonds from Shortcake Sugarplum for No. 7 at La Metallique.  Zib Scaggs of Zibska is also participating in this event, which celebrates the second anniversary of L’Accessoires. I realize this is an idle fantasy, but wouldn’t it be nice if wearing the spiky Medea pauldrons to work would allow you to communicate non-cooperation without saying a word? Like their namesake, these pauldrons say “If you ask me to document any more learning outcomes I will chop up the grading rubrics and feed them to the administration.” (If you want to see what the pauldrons look like with the lights on, visit the Pleisure Flickr.)

Credits
Look one
no. 7, Sparkle Frames night diamonds (at La Metallique; ty Shortie!)
Zibska, Arista ~ Cuffs (comes with collars; both are colour change) (at La Metallique; ty Zib!)
-Pixicat- Gladiator.Dress – Blue (s) (at Collabor88)
*Milk* Hair! Fuzz *3
Unorthodox, Frenchie Hair Base Nior (came with Illmatic braids)
[ SAKIDE ] Attitude Collar
*Glance Skins – Anais – August – No Brows – Big Cleavage
RACK Poses – Bow and Quiver prop from She’s a Badass Bitch gacha pose
pose is from -.label motion.- TDRF4 Pose pack (oldie)

Look 2
Zibska, Medea (at La Metallique; ty Zib!)
no. 7, Sparkle Frames b/w diamonds (at La Metallique; ty Shortie!)
no. 7, b/w diamonds bra (at La Metallique; ty Shortie!)
.la petite morte. cheek, chest and lips glitter (tintable) [NEW]
*Glance Skins – Anais – August – No Brows – Big Cleavage
*Milk* Hair! Fuzz *3
Unorthodox, Frenchie Hair Base Nior (came with Illmatic braids)
W E S T 143RD. EARRINGs THEATER DIAMONDS VIP

Freeing up

moon view Portia’s hair, suit and sandals are all from this month’s Collabor88. I’m telling you this up front because the rest of the post is about D/s, not SL. And it’s NSFW. Continue reading

What comes standard?

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There are two things about Collabor88 that I really like. First, if you aren’t the kind of blogger who previews the items or gets in on the first morning and posts a post right away, it’s possible to wait three weeks and be the kind of blogger who reminds people that they forgot to go to Collabor88. Second, r2 A/D/E rarely follows the theme and instead offers something shiney and sexy at gasp-worthy prices. You know that disgusted feeling you get when you play a gacha and something baby-boy blue or lil-girl pink drops into your inventory? Make it all better this month with the Suzuya dress.

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Rusty

Icarette When she falls, it’s not from heaven. But her shoes are divine. (And a gift from the subscriber at ieQed.)

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Going to the Erotigacha event and hoping for rust sounds like a bad sign for my love life. But I did so want DRD’s rust cuffs and rare rust iron maiden—and I scored on my first two tries. I have to say that this bodysuit from Pr!ck fairly begs for some bushy old-school pubes, but I had none in my inventory. (I wonder why not….) A fascinating full-body tattoo from La Malvada Mujer is my arty make-do.

Credits to creators
ieQED, rose.sandal.copper (new subo gift)
Slink, Female Feet (AvEnhance) XXS – High
DRD, handshackle rust (at Erotigacha)
DRD, iron maiden rust (at Erotigacha)
[ContraptioN] Junkyard Devil Wings RARE *rust* spine F (old gacha; try yard sales)
– Pr!cK – TiaYme Two – ReD (with Lolas applier)
-Glam Affair – Aria – Jamaica 07 C (at Collabor88)
La Malvada Mujer – Rhythmic system tattoo (ty Faina Cortes for this and for the makeups!)
La Malvada Mujer – Hydra n1 /eyebrows only
La Malvada Mujer – warrior #4 \decor\ only
:: DUTCH TOUCH ::IsiS:: Eyelashes (n/a)
creator Jeanny Seidel, spank marks (I don’t know where these came from.) (I mean, I know where spank marks come from. I just don’t know where these ones came from.) (It was dark, see, and…)
:[Plastik]:- Krysis Earring-Liara [L-Short]:// Eastern Sunrise (this was a special edition; there are many more styles)
Amacci Hair, Maria ~ Dark Copper
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – XSmall
pose one: Kirin, Lost in Space pack at Pose Fair
pose two: Kirin, Burlesque pack (former Collabor88)

Work it out

May

This month Collabor88 came down to earth with a thud, transiting from outer space to an office cubicle. The dilemma of what to wear for work dogs me on a daily basis. Why would I act it out in SL? Mistakenly assuming an Ison skirt I saw on another blog was lurking overlooked at the event, I made another visit and found myself sold on Harry Hyx’s tight-shouldered jacket with a too-pale utilitarian shirt. I couldn’t, however, send Portia out to work in matching pants, so I paired the jacket with butterfly-patterned denim palazzo pants, a new group gift from Castiel.

Birdy May

I tried on a lot of skins at Skin Fair. Some of them, especially the Lara Hurley skins, were so gorgeous that I began to worry it was all dark magic. These days I favour skins with uneven colour: The Skinnery’s Quiana is a beautiful example of this. I ended up buying the smooth-faced May by Birdy because of the Asian eye. Portia has a huge honker, so I was very impressed by the illusion of a flattened nose. As usual, Nina Helix’s skin comes with all the appliers. There are also three lip glosses in the pack. The variety of cleavage options includes no cleavage and sticky boobs tats. The default chest is perfect for small (unstuck) breasts.

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I recommend the very affordable but inventive Slouch poses at the Fiera event by Saviad. Even if this one does look a little rude from this angle. (See what I mean about the big nose?!)

Credits
ISON – work it blazer -S- (blood) (shirt is colour change)
CASTIEL, March group Gift – Gaucho Denim Butterfly pants (XS) (gg)
.Birdy. May Skin ~Peaches~ (Black) and .Birdy. {GLOSS} Raspberry (at Skin Fair)
[LeLutka]-HELEN – Praline
Tres Beau, “Brushed” Earring, Soft Gold (group gift at Mimi’s Choice)
Eudora 3D, Steampunk Boots BRS
..:: BenS Beauty ::.. Anabella Ring
Kyoot, Gatcha – Dakota Pearl Ring (Antiqued pearls) (not available)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small
Poses: Slouch, packs one and two at Fiera

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

Are we there yet?

bored Space travel is really rather boring.

tractored out Until one gets sucked into one of those things that sucks one in—black hole, wormhole,  tractor beam, tentacle monster.*

Credits to creators
Thank you to all the Futurewave creators
Zibska, Bellatrix outfit (NEW at Futurewave)
Schadenfreude, Astro Antigrav Boots (women xs) (at Collabor88)
!Chop Shop! The Orchids Black eyes (NEW at Futurewave)
By Snow, Circuit chrome pack nails for Slink hands (NEW at Futurewave)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual -
:[Plastik]:- Foxxe Makeups:// Ghoul
no. 7, Clix Lashings LASHES (ty Shortie!)
*League* Aria Walnut -Apricot -NoBrow
chair and window are a retired event item by Art Dummy

*Tentacle monster for first class passengers only.

I must profess

techtxt I do not want to go back into the classroom tomorrow. If I do, I’m using the lousy winter weather as an excuse to wear black jeans and a t-shirt.

emmaclx Thinking makes ones hair messy. In a very sexy way.

Credits to creators
/Wasabi Pills/ Emma Mesh Hair – (BOOBS) – Rouge (new at The Season’s Story; ty MissAllSunday Lemon!)
-tb- Female Skinny Tie (M) – Plum (at Collabor88)
-tb- Long Sleeve Collared Blouse (S) – Blush (at Collabor88)
LeeZu, Yukatan Pants S (mesh,rigged,material) /beige
Tableau Vivant – LL 1/2 gloves (XXS-S)
Yasum*MESH*Steampunk Headset*STEAM*female*CAMOU (not that old gacha)
Essences – Song Goth 02 *brown* (past TDRF)
-Glam Affair – Mokatana – Moles 2
dl:: Belly Bandaid tattoo
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
::BB:: Arctic Friends Snowshoe Hare Pal(creme) (gacha)
pose one by h.m.a.e.m
Blackboard by Glitterati in Schooled prop
Books from Book’em by BOOM (old pose prop)

Fine vintage

hofm I never blog Collabor88. It’s tough to get in on the first day, and with everyone else blogging it, by the time I get through the door, the whole collection has been covered. This time, however, I decided to see what I could put together and then have the fun of comparing my look to all 263 others. Color.Me.H.O.F has been the highlight for me in the past few months, and I was quick to slide Portia into the film noiresque Victoria dress. I worked against my usual instincts to match makeup colours with the dress and chose a red-lipped, darker-toned skin from Glam Affair.
hofst I got lost in a fantasy, wondering just how disheveled a woman like Portia would look if she were dressed like this. Lucky for us, there are four offerings this month from D!va, and all are only 88L a colour. It was easy to experiment till I got the messiest tresses possible.

Credits to creators
Color.Me.H.O.F Mesh [Victoria Dress[Plum]_M (at Collabor88)
“”D!va”” Hair “Miso” (MVW NORWAY 2014)(Black amber) [I tried other hairbases with this because I didn't think the enclosed base worked very well. Big mistake.] (at Collabor88)
booN, gathered raised hairbase mat
Glam Affair – Mokatana – Jamaica 07 B (at Collabor88)
(AMD) Ultimate Lashes – Double Wing (old extra)
MiWardrobe – Dangerous Triangle – Ring – Amber
MiWardrobe – Japanese Coin – Bracelet – Gold & Red -
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Medium -
*EED* Kiowa Earring~ Amber (old gift)
pose one: flowey
location: Yuki no Yume sim, with a house by Post