Ups and downs

lash me hag No. 7 creator Shortcake Sugarplum offers eyelashes to suit every mood. Okay, not every mood. Just the ones when you are feeling upbeat or downcast. Either way, MissAllSunday Lemon’s new blunt-cut Karin hairdo for Wasabi Pills will keep you in line. Anorak’s nails are free from freebird.
stand and deliver There’s a 50% off sale at the new location of Pixicat. This is one of my current favorite lines. The black version of the Dark.dress that Anorak wears here comes in matte and shiny finishes. Both packs contains the dress in black alone and in variations pairing the black bodice with intense metallicish color skirts such as blue and red. I don’t know when the sale ends. Don’t say I didn’t tell you to stop studying for your test and log in now. This pic features just one of the delightful poses in Ma Vie’s Subliminal pack, which is a gift in The Dirty Turkey Hunt run by Depraved Nation. You’ll see another pose on the Pleisure Flickr.

Credits
/Wasabi Pills/ Karin Mesh Hair – pic one: Aquatic and pic two: Jellyfish (at Fameshed; ty Miss. Lemon!)
no. 7, Wind Lashes [bottom] (at The Instruments; ty SS!)
no. 7, Zibskaggs couture lashes
.la petite morte. regret under liner. black
Glam Affair – Penny Viva la Noce – Jamaica 01 A (former 50L Friday)
-Pixicat- TheDark.Dress (s) (on sale at the new location)
:: PM :: Croco Boots in Black MESH for Slink High feet S
[R3] – Jade Cuffs [V3]
*SoliDea FoliEs* chameleon – ring
freebird, nails graphite (freebie)
pose one: old freebie from Izumiya
pose two: from Ma Vie, Subliminal
place one: Opium
place two: Doomed Ship

Signatures

rep Here Hedda wears the new Skuro necklace from Riri Nini for h.m.a.e.m. It’s also available in all-black gems and in a combo of wine and emerald stones. Below, Hedda wears The Gathering, one of Zib Scaggs’ new bird-themed headdresses for Zibska. Zib likes to add orbits to her outfits, so birds make sense as a signature motif. (Satellites may be next.) Riri likes luxury. But there have to be dashes, or dots, of eccentricity. Her ladies do more than lunch.

thegathering Hedda’s minimalist look makes me happy. Bold beauty marks from Visage by Volupuraptor Pearl decorate Birdy’s May skin, a lovely Asian face I picked up at Skin Fair.

Credits

Look 1
h.m.a.e.m. – Skuro – necklace 001c [modded] (NEW at Salimar location only; ty Riri)
.Birdy. May Skin ~Peaches~ (Skin Fair exclusive)
Visage, Beauty Marks – set 07 – light (on Marketplace)
~Tableau Vivant~ Valentin Hair (regular) – Equinox pack (Fameshed)
(fd) Blazer – Black Dots XXS
{SMS} Carrot Pants Dot Black M
MaxiGossamer – Bangles – Ramona 77 set
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
o0o studio, allegory 6

Look 2
Zibska, The Gathering (NEW; ty Zib!)
.Birdy. May Skin ~Peaches~ (Skin Fair exclusive)
cStar Limited – Spectrum Lines Eyeliner
Visage, Beauty Marks – set 07 – light (on Marketplace)
little bones. Ministry blacks pack (at Chapter 4)
Tee*fy, Dakota Corset Gown Black XS

Sugar ‘n’ spice

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It’s such a thrill to see a creator one loves pop up at the weekly events we all enjoy. Sopha Portal of My UglyDorothy continues to produce her new line of products which features seven base tones and mix and match tattoo options. You can see her latest face, Norah, looking hot on Kimbra Iridescent. But she is also doing special makeups, like Tinkerbell, above, for SL Fashion Week. There are two Tinkerbell makeups to choose from, and each skin comes with a teeth variation and with cleavage enhancer. You’ll find Berry, below, in a diverse array of makeups at the revamped Acid Lily Gallery. Ms. Portal always sells shapes with her skins, so you can look just like the gal in the vendor pic.

berry

Today I am featuring my models, Anorak, who usually does my teen looks, and Stones, whose real name, for reasons I never understood, is Hedda. She’s been on hiatus for ages, so it was fun to unbox her and put her giant jaw to work in this photo. Both girls are wearing stunning new hairdos from Wasabi Pills, one that’s long and winding, one that’s short and to the point. I couldn’t resist slipping in Piedra Lubitsch’s untitled artwork, which is available at TGGS. The colour palette and light are irresistible.

Look one
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -TinkerBell2 (NEW at SL Fashion Week till 1PM SLT August 15; ty Sopha Portal!)
/Wasabi Pills/ Claudette Mesh Hair – Gingerbread (NEW at Collabor88; ty Miss. Lemon!)
(fd) Glitter Peplum – Cream XSMALL
Chop Zuey, Mignonette Choker
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown

Look two
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Berry2 (NEW at Acid Lily Gallery until August 16; ty Sopha Portal!)
Cheap Makeup, Lashes (Babs) 8
/Wasabi Pills/ Sarah Mesh Hair – Wild honey (NEW at Fameshed; ty Miss. Lemon!)
[MANDALA]Osenbei earring/Gold
*COCO*_ColorblockDress_M
(MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
Piedra Lubistch, untitled artwork (at The Gallery Gift Shop, but not for much longer; ty Piedra!)

I GIMPed because the shadows were so dark. Demo all skins before you buy.

You look so obscene

perositl Hair Fair ends on the 28th, so you have time to pretend that you’re not so vain about your av’s looks that you’d go back for a fourth trip. And then go. Zib Scaggs of Zibska offers you Pero and four other avant-garde, runway-perfect styles. Each of her hairdos comes in a pack of black, brown, blonde, red and white. None is scripted to detonate in the presence of your frenemies. Remarkable Obivion’s demented drooling boots are available at Fameshed. If you get the correct angle with your Windlighting, you can cast an awesome shadow of that teethy, tonguey jaw.
notinluvl I figure it’s all good as long as I’m the only one who’s scared. (How could I resist? Those creepy spiky shadows are cast by the oh-so-innocent-acting hair!!)

Credits to creators
Zibska, Pero hair (NEW at Hair Fair; ty Zib!)
Remarkable Oblivion – Hobnails – FEMALE – LEATHER -SMALL (NEW at Fameshed)
:Emery – Mesh Dress Embellished Ehrmantraut Grey – S
:[Plastik]:- Astrali Skin[Toned-Down]:// Calypso (was a special)
[theSkinnery] Twighlight-unisex makeup (truly terrifying, for the Makeup and Tattoo hunt)
*SoliDea FoliEs* chameleon – rings
.Shi : Stone Necklace {Long}
:[Plastik]:- Krosis Earring //NewYorke
*League* Side-Gartered Stockings -Black -Black Garter
:::Sn@tch, Nail Candy (Blood):::
poses by PDA (not available)
GIMP is no slouch

Better dressing with mesh

30wlng

I’ve been waiting to see what mesh could do for art deco dresses in SL. Let’s face it, prim panels stuck on the hips of an av in a tight system layer dress do not successfully simulate 20s tunics or the slinky siren dresses of the 1930s. Check out this month’s Genre for Senzafine’s mesh gown—shown here in black and also available in brown—and for a couple of mesh takes on shorter dresses. Genre is also offering gorgeous Art Deco jewels.

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Honestly, I tried to add smoke to that cigarette but all the brushes I have just add digital line drawings where smoke should be. Portia’s Essences skin is one of the Noodles gacha skins at The Chapter Four.

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If you’re curious what mesh can do for traditional Japanese clothing, which has also long suffered from awkward prim skirts and sleeves, check out the Yukata Festival, which runs to the end of the month at the Kyoto Bakumatsu sim. Most of the creators have demos, and you’ll be excited to discover that there’s quite a variety of mesh yukata templates, some of them better than others. I was tempted most by the ones from Sakka’s Studio. Portia’s yukata from Nonko is actually a Lucky Board win. There are quite a few boards at the festival, so you can kit yourself out for free. And if you’re not patient enough for LBs but are strapped for cash, you should check out the 77L offerings at the scary Tanabata mystery thing.

yuksit

There’s nothing quite like Nonko prints. This one combines snails and mushrooms (I think they’re mushrooms) with images from Alice in Wonderland. The obi is covered in cats. And there’s a cat-face fascinator for those of you who have run out of creepy mask accessories. Gotta love Contraption in a feminine mood.

Look one
.:SenzaFine:. “Josephine” Dress – Noir [M] (at Genre)
Essences – Noodles – Royal (Gacha at TCF)
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
booN, FNQ123 hair chestnut
Kyoot – La Couronne de la Reine Noire Crown (not available)
Cliche, Citta black and gold heels
Quellazaire, cigarette (colour change with particle smoke)
+:+WTG+:+ **PJ01** ear-pierce (group LB?)
LaGyo, Florie chien ring
???, Monacle Gold (old hunt gift, not available)
[glow] Studio, Egyptian Night Bangle (retired)
*Dilly Dolls* Wristcuff from Emilie outfit
:::Sn@tch, Nail Candy (Onyx):::
poses by Glitterati, Pinup (only on Marketplace, if available)

Look two
NONKO, 2013 Mesh yukata kinoko to katatsumur (NEW; Lucky Board)
/Wasabi Pills/ Tanya Mesh Hair – Gingerbread (NEW at Fameshed and awesome; ty Miss. Lemon!)
h.m.a.e.m. – Thais earrings (NEW; come with a cross-shaped necklace; ty Riri Ninni!)
WTG, Vega Bag (NEW; mesh; colour change)
Corvus : Marla Skin Cleveag
*LpD* MakeUp – *Steam Cloud* Only Eyes
(AMD) Ultimate Lashes – Double Wing (came with old skin)
[ContraptioN] Perish Veil (comes with collar)
..:: BenS Beauty ::.. Anabella Ring (was at fi*friday)
BRB.shoes *tabi tabi* WHITE
standing pose: The Muse Poses, Rumi (NEW; ty Audrey Cresci!)
seated pose: Zigana couch

Licking my chops

lihterwoolf


I’ve been reading Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber, which is supposed to be a collection of feminist retellings of fairytales. Several of the stories turn on encounters between teenage girls and animals. In one, Beauty transforms the Beast into a man with her love. In another… Well, let’s just say that those transformations can work both ways. And poor sweet Beauty missed out on some very sexy sex. The stories inspired today’s outfit, which sees Portia looking satisfied after sharing a barbecued big bad wolf with grannie and the woodsman, who turned out to be gran’s boytoy. That’s right: gran’s the original cougar. If you don’t like to read books, you might see if you can rent The Company of Wolves, a fascinating film written by Carter and director Neil Jordan.


This week I had my eye on some cool but pricey new jumpsuits. I decided to stop denying myself and splurge on whatever I wanted. To my surprise, instead of heading for Diram or Celoe, my av returned to Fameshed to drool again over Fanatik’s beautifully textured leather dresses. It seems I have some catching up to do in the not-denying-myself department.

Credits to creators
:FANATIK: Leather & Lace dress Brown S (NEWISH at Fameshed)
-tb- C88 Lace Dress – Brown [worn underneath] (old Collabor88 item)
Remy, BeastHood(FurCast)-M-OldFur/Brown (NEW at Around the World in Africa)
::Exile:: Little Things:Dirty [damn I love this hair]
{.essences.} Maria skin *Soleil dark* Sugar (NEW at TDR)
*League* Folklore Leggings -Ziggy (pl)
Maitreya, Devi Booties Rosewood (another catch-up splurge)
::je suis…grande::browns::bangles
:: Purple Moon :: Noble Ring in Walnut
poses: The Muse Poses, Tyche pack; PDA
location: Wretched Hollow