Close to the moment

hearsay
My fifth rez day approaches. I can’t say I’m at the top of my game or that I even know what I’m doing. In fact, I spent at least the last three years not knowing I could get a closeup for iwarp in GIMP. Yes, I’ve been correcting shoulder and calf bumps at a Brechtian distance.  Continue reading

Heavy is the head

street There’s nothing like going up for tenure to give a person a headache. All the contradictory advice makes me sweaty. All the judgy judginess of the judging makes me cranky. And then there’s holding my colleagues’ hands as they fret over my prospects. I want to postpone the panic. They want to have it now. And the whole process takes a year. A year of angst. I’ve decided that the only way to get through this assessment period is to reposition “executive realness” for the modern woman. That’s why Portia is decked out in Riri Nini’s new Afreak jackets for h.m.a.e.m and Delmar Quintessa’s crowns for West 143rd. You will have to take the express train to snag the jackets, and coordinating, but not matching, skirts, at The Couturier’s Docks, where only 50 copies are for sale. The gold-and-black banded version of the crown, along with a mini-crown and a collar, are for sale at this month’s round of The Gallery Gift Shop. Other combos of black, silver and gold are available at the mainstore on a limited time offer.
portrait More real than real. More knit than necessary?

Credits to creators
Hump day
h.m.a.e.m. – Afreak jacket – 002 – M (NEW at the Couturiers Docks; ty Riri!)
W E S T 143RD. HONEYCOMB CROWN – Black & Gold band links (at The Gallery Gift Shop; ty)
**COCO*_SleevelessBlouse(Black)_(free)
:[Plastik]:- Reverence Skirt [XS-C]://Noir
Glance Skins – Anais – August – No Brows
*Glance Skins – Anais – September – Glossy 06
.random.Matter. – Misery Brows (at Cosmetic Fair)
.Birdy. {Liner} 5
NOX. Sunspots [Three] (at Cosmetic Fair)
*League* Aria Hairbase -Dark
blackLiquid, EARRING – KAJA
Tokidoki, Elephant Bag Light
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small
FINESMITH, GOLD knot BANGLES (vip gift)
[HANDverk]Wassily Ring.red/gold.left
.Renegade. Lace-up Plaform Sandals (XXS) – Black
Slink, Female Feet (AvEnhance) XXS – Mid

Executive class
h.m.a.e.m. – Afreak jacket – 001 – M (NEW at the Couturiers Docks; ty Riri!)
h.m.a.e.m. – buffy clutch – she’s the night-hand hold L (NEWish; ty Riri!)
W E S T 143RD. HONEYCOMB CROWN – Black (ty Delmar!)
:[Plastik]:- Reverence Skirt [XS-C]://Noir [short and cute, with black, white or beltless versions and in tons of colours; ty Aikea!]
*COCO*_BowShirt(Black) (free)
*Glance Skins – Anais – August – No Brows
*Glance Skins – Anais – September – Matte 10
.random.Matter. – Misery Brows (at Cosmetic Fair)
.Birdy. {Liner} 5
NOX. Sunspots [Three] (at Cosmetic Fair)
*League* Aria Hairbase -Dark
Pure Poison – Bunny Earrings (NEW subo gift)
[HANDverk]Wassily Ring.red/gold.left (not available)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small
.Renegade. Lace-up Plaform Sandals (XXS) – Black
Slink, Female Feet (AvEnhance) XXS – Mid

poses are not available

Jailbird

jailbird Giulia is a regal cocktail dress from Riri Nini at h.m.a.e.m. It’s available at The Couturier’s Docks, but as of press time there are only 14 copies left in this exclusive colour. The dress is one-size-fits-all mesh, so be sure to try the demo before buying. Distract competitors for those last few copies by telling them they just don’t have the height or hips or attitude to carry it off. Shortcake Sugarplum’s mask for No. 7 is not a limited edition item, but it is one of three rare styles in a gacha stuffed to bursting with different masks. There are some really fun melty drippy visors and some molded full-face masks that make your av look like a murderous android. But that’s to be expected for a valentines gacha.

Credits to creators
h.m.a.e.m. – Giulia dress (limited edition color for The Couturier’s Docks; ty Riri!)
h.m.a.e.m. – Cage clutch
no. 7, Royal Mask – RARE (gacha at L’Accessoires; ty Shortcake!)
*League* Aria Walnut -Apricot -NoBrow
:[ glow ] studio – Pin up eyeliner (tattoo)
[Pink Fuel] Glossy Pout Lipstick – Grape
N D Salon [Naomie Dirval creator], J I L L hair dark
BENT, Cage Couture prop (tinted)

I’m in jail (some Oedipal thing, I think)

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

Out with the old

jukl I am embarrassed to say that, statistically speaking, 2013 was another middling year for Pleisure. According to the annual WordPress report, Pleisure’s visitors fill only five Sydney Opera Houses. That’s considerably less than every blogger’s benchmark—thirteen Great Walls of China. (And I don’t like opera. The singing makes me giggle.) Even more disappointing, I have yet to attract that big Icelandic audience that everyone brags about. Although my blog limped along, my sex life and writing life were wonderful. So I am bidding a very fond farewell to 2013. I think I exhausted the poor thing.
Ladybug hmaem There are 22 more copies available of riri nini’s limited edition Ladybug gown for h.m.a.e.m. Get thee to The Couturier’s Docks (after ye have gotten to the bottle of aspirin).

Credits to creators
h.m.a.e.m. – Ladybug dress [only one size so do try demo] (NEW at The Couturier’s Docks; ty Ms. Nini!)
Pure Poison – Kayra Necklace – Old Gold
BALACLAVA!! Demeter’s Crown (Autumn)
.Shi : Journey Earring [Unisex.Left] {Luxe Gift} (fee to join group)
[The Forge] Viking Bracer (Brown Leather) Common (gacha)
FINESMITH – Kirin’s poem brown- RING
.Birdy. Blair skin ~Dusk~ Darling (Bare) (Arcade gacha is closed, but check yardsales)
oO{VF}Oo-Tally Marks FULL BODY
{essences} Long and Rare Eyelashes
SOUL., Goodbye Face Tattoo (old gift)
“”D!va”” Hair “Daisy” (Type A)(Garnet) (Arcade gacha is closed, but check yardsales)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Medium
pose one: Slouch, doppel 002 (available at Miamai’s Black Label boutique)
pose two: Iso-motion, Yashi 2 (available at Miamai’s Black Label boutique)
The location is Madpea’s Madcity Xmas sim
I GIMPed the first pic a lot, playing with the lines of the gown, but the second photo is untouched.

Sibylline

breaksthingsxfoc Breaks things with her mind. (UPDATE: Avenue’s Autumn/Winter fashion fair is open until October 29th. You could decide which of the SLink hand enhancements is most practical, gather every gift at the 3-sim Candy Fair and spend 3,000L to win the rare leopard-print Viking helmet at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival without being too late to shop for couture.) (Rumours of leopard-print Viking helmets are unconfirmed at the time of writing.)

Credits to creators
Zibska, Sybella (in the couture room at Avenue fashion week; ty Zib Scaggs!)
Shi, ICON Hair [not sure what this is called, but it has two buns at the back and is by Joy Laperriere, and is old] hairbase_Charcoal+Eyeshadow_Liner
*LpD* MakeUp – *Tila* Only Lips (limited quantity at The Couturier’s Docks; ty Nevery Lorakeet!)
+Nuuna+ Zion 2 White tat. (F)
-Glam Affair – Angelica – Europa – Group Gift A
– Glam Affair – Stella Eyes n4
Ma Vie, Promenade pose pack

Sauve qui peut

hieratic2

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)

I swing

solidealngl If you’re a fan of Louis Vuitton you should shop this month’s round of The Couturier’s Docks, which is an homage to Marc Jacobs’s work. The Twiggy outfit from Mila Tatham of Solidea Folies is limited to 50 copies, like every other item. But it comes in black, red, yellow and beige versions, so 200 of us can get ourselves checked out. (That came out wrong, but I like it.)

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Credits to creators
*SoliDea FoliEs* Twiggy- Red (at Couturier’s Docks)
Zibska, Rikka ~ Earring [comes with necklace; at TGGS until July 9th; ty Zib Scaggs!)
Tableau Vivant – LL 1/2 gloves (XXS-S) (at Limited Bazaar)
ChaChaDee! – 1970s Heel Reptile Black
-LaViere- momo/PeachDreams
-tb- {Dark} Space Mod – Dark Winged Brows (past event skin)
::Mother Goose’s::. pointed lashes-1
.::Mother Goose’s::. pointed lashes-2
[MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
screen is from W. Winx and Flair, Winxbox Stirred
GIMP walked out on me, slamming the door behind him, probably headed to the sports bar on the corner, which he hates. One more deformed shoulder and it’s over. That’s the last thing he said. Sigh.

Go big (sexbomb)

hb3 I do not know why I am plotting a week’s worth of posts called “Go Big.” Perhaps I just miss fake bübs. Today I invite you to enjoy Riri Ninni’s heavy Desert Bangles for h.m.a.e.m, available in a limited quantity at The Couturier’s Docks. The pack contains all six of the big bad bangles you see here. Each can be worn separately.
hmaembang2 Sounds Gravis Beach is holding a gacha festival that is confusingly named Gala 2, as if it were another fundraiser for Gala Phoenix. YukaChoco Magic of Chocolate Atelier has made big-bust-friendly transparent bodysuits in an array of solid colours and in leopard and heart prints. (Of course it’s gacha, so you can’t set your heart on the hearts. Sniff.) if you are feeling modest, you can double up on the included layers to eliminate the transparency. At the c.A shop, there’s a new Lucky Board featuring some pretty babydoll lingerie. In case you hadn’t heard, Glitterati will be closing at the end of this month, and is holding a blowout sale until then. The poses shown here come with white-feathered fans for old-timey burlesque dancing.

Credits to creators
h.m.a.e.m, Desert Bangles (at The Couturier’s Docks; ty Riri!)
c.A, Evelyn bodysuit black (gacha)
Skinnery, Byuri special edtion in toffee, with Lolas applier sold separately
Skinnery, lipstick from the Voluptuous Lips pack
Lelutka, Bouffant Fades pack
Glitterati, Feathered
GIMPed and GIMPed again.