Play with me

foosball It’s not old school if you’re cutting class. This is an excellent moment to revisit some past favourites. Coco is holding a half-price sale on all its mesh clothing until December 15. Anorak’s turtleneck is long-sleeved, but the pack includes a version customized to wear with the Coco Biker jacket. (Btw, if you’re broke but dream of dressing up as a gormless reindeer, you too will find what you need at Coco.) Anorak’s Moto pants are on sale at Fishy Strawberry, where all individual items are 25L and all fatpacks are 100L until December 14. A lot of items will be retired after then, but not the lingerie, which is justly famous. If you don’t have a selection of Fishy Strawberry’s sweet nothings you might as well go naked.

Credits
On sale
*COCO*_BikerJacket(Copper)_L (try the demo: sizes are limited)
*COCO*_Turtleneck(Grape)forBikerJaket_S (try the demo: sizes are limited)
*Fishy Strawberry* Moto Pants Beige
Not on sale
-Glam Affair – Gemma – Europa 11 B with moles (at the Arcade)
Clawtooth: Snuggle Party – Delicious wine (at Collabor88)
Maitreya, Mesh * Devi Booties S Redwood
[ glow ] studio – I’ll Rock you ring(gold rose sha) (at TDR Fusion)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small
FINESMITH, shikati necklace (September gift still available)
foosball table by Cheeky Pea and rugs by aisling; location Neva Sky Villi

Sea Hole in my heart

newhole On May 31st, Drinkinstein Sorbet, one of my most most most favourite creators, will be closing her shop The Sea Hole. Until then, everything is 50l. You know Ms. Sorbet’s work from Collabor88, which she founded. Her touchable fabrics, sophisticated colours and signature sea-themed embroideries will be missed. (Or they will stay on Marketplace?!) Several bloggers have said goodbye with a pic of the Valley Dress, so I am following suit. If you don’t have time to scour the racks of The Sea Hole before it closes, make a shopping list from the Marketplace shop, or take my advice and search out the Nicosia Sun Suit, which is perfect for summer. If you have a sense of humour, check out the Octo Dress.

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I’ve blogged The Sea Hole’s wonderful creations many times, but I chose to rerun only this pic because, unlike many of my older, pre-GIMP photos, this one could be improved. Plus, mermaid on yer back. Credits.

Credits for pic one
The Sea Hole – VAlley Dress (MESH) Custard
[ glow ] studio – Wild Shoulder Drape (brown fawn/gold)) (at TDRF)
(Yummy) Sofia Pearls (4 Strands) and earrings and bracelets (former Collabor88 set)
h.m.a.e.m. *midnight princess* clutch – ice
[e] Move Pumps – Java
Faenzo – UFFIE Hair // NTRL Platinum (dollarbie fatpack on Marketplace)
^^Swallow^^ Group Gift- Happy Halloween (old gg)
Cheap Makeup- Eye Gloss [TINTABLE]
:::Sn@tch, Nail Candy (Gold):::
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
pose by xbordeaux (not available as far as I know)
prop: flowey. classic cigarette (wear me!) (came with Bad Habit poses)

Tropical cool

bus4x I like to do a resort post in the dead of winter. Instead of bathing suits, I’m featuring Indyra Originals’ mesh Memoire skirt, which comes in packs of four variations for only 295L. Portia’s clutch is by Amarelo Manga. One can change the leather, metal and stones via menu. The best part is that it comes with an AO offering four awesome clutch-clutching poses.
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Credits to creators
Look one
Indyra Originals Mesh: Memoire’ Pencil Skirt: White/Pink S
Tee*fy Basic Tucked Tank Grey S
[Amarelo Manga] – Clutch Bag Style (ty Luana Barzane!)
Glam Affair – Lilith – Africa 02 D
N D Salon [Naomie Dirval creator], J I L L Hair Dark
THE BOYS – cassie Earrings Gold Light (free at N D Salon)
^^Swallow^^ Bad Ring Gold & Pink
[ glow ] Beachwood glasses GOLD (resize)
[Diktator]-DARE (S PINK)

Look two
Kyoot – Mila Bodysuit (Cold Sea) (on sale no and then on Marketplace prolly)
Indyra Originals Mesh: Memoire’ Pencil Skirt: White/Silver S
[Amarelo Manga] – Clutch Bag Style (ty Luana Barzane!)
al vulo- Eleonor * candy dark brow chocolate (former TDRF)
N D Salon, J I L L Hair Dark
LaGyo_Wishbone earrings silver
LaGyo_Wishbone necklace silver
Dark Mouse Vintage Nouveau Bangles (store is closed)

Post-Halloween funk

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Four days into November, I am still not reconciled to the fact that Portia and Anorak can no longer prance around in orange and black. I could barely remember how to put a normal outfit together until I decided that “cheap” and “grey” could be my themes. In this look, Portia combines a Glow corset and Auxiliary jeans—currently available at The Dressing Room and TDR Blue, respectively—with a fi*friday sweater by Attic. You will need to shell out a bit more for the cool bottle-bottom glasses by K_GS at The Gallery Gift Shop. And the gorgeous hair from Wasabi Pills is regular price at Fameshed. The best news is that Portia’s sneakers are a free gift from Balkanik 2.0, and there are several other pairs in the pack. They are resizable to fit women and menfolk.

I want to highlight the jewellery Portia wears in this post. It’s a witty set of lightbulb earrings and necklace available from Amorous at the Tomorrow Today fundraiser for Matchbook Monday, whose story you can read on the intertubes. The vendor only shows hot pink and turquoise, but there are dozens of options in the colour-change menu. Portia also wears Madeleine, the pretty cheapie shirt from U.one, and a pair of LB pants from NuDoLu, which feature a lacey-looking fabric and grey woolies below the cuffs. (You can see more of her outfit on the Pleisure Flickr.) I stalked these trousers hard, and I hit the 40L rabbit-hat gacha while I waited. In case you’re wondering, I won the trousers on a ?. The other letters I saw were the usual U, Y and X. I think there was also a 666, the number of the beast that lurks in these frustrating LBs.

Credits to creators
Look one
amorous, :love always: lit set with earrings (at Tomorrow Today, fundraiser for Matchbook Monday)
/Wasabi Pills/ Amelie Mesh Hair – Cinnamon (NEW at Fameshed; ty Miss Lemon!)
^^Swallow^^ Group Gift- Happy Halloween (free VIP gg)
K_gs, BottleBottom glasses (at TGGS)
Attic, Monochrome Blocks Cardigan (S) (at fi*friday)
[ glow ] Studio Vintage Corset purple (S) (new at TDR)
Auxiliary – Skinny Jeans – XXS – Ombre Purple (last week for these at TDR Blue)
PIDIDDLE – Sharp Nails – Silver Glitz – HS 20 (new gg; fee to join)
Balkanik 2.0, Vintage_HIPSTER [MEDIUM] (free VIP gg)

Look two
amorous, :love always: lit set with necklace (at Tomorrow Today, fundraiser for Matchbook Monday)
u.ONE, Madeleine shirt XL
:NuDoLu: Pantalon jean + laine LB color – XS (LB)
:NuDoLu: Bonnet lapin Mr. Lapin (resize) (gacha)
^^Swallow^^ Group Gift- Happy Halloween (VIP gg)
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K_gs, BottleBottom glasses (at TGGS)
*Tea Time* Slipper/Socks I<3Japan bird -brown socks
PIDIDDLE – Sharp Nails – Silver Glitz – HS 20 (VIP gg, fee to join)

location: Crystall Dunes sim, private but open through November 5 (methinks)

Blurred out

Post 190. Who would have predicted that my mother’s jalopy of a computer would die and she’d replace it with a Vaio that whipped me out to Blur at light speed. Okay, bullet train speed.

Still doesn’t capture the magic of Blur.

But shooting there is such fun.

Credits to creators
First look
skin: My UglyDorothy
hair: Lamb
bodysuit, socks and sweater: Pig
shoes: Bliensen + MaiTai
necklace: Chuculet
mehndi tatt: Nestle My Bosom
floral tat: The Plastik
bangles: Mandala
spoon: Scribble
poses: DARE
eyes: Frick

Second look
skin: My UglyDorothy
hair: Posh
jewellery: Dark Mouse
eyelashes: Glow
bodysuit: Pig
belt: Fri.day
eyes: Frick

Soft pink

I remember a summer when I decided to follow the trend to pastels, floral prints and ladylike dresses. I was living in New York City at the time, and this wardrobe made me look so sweet and friendly that everyone stopped me on the street for directions. I had to go back to black just to make it to work on time! Luckily, Portia never has to be anywhere, so she can be the dustiest rose around. For this post, I took her to the Starlustland sign (in the Floydian Territories), where each letter offers a different pose.

Portia pairs a peach freebie dress from Drown with freebie tights by amato. Her hair, which attracted a lot of attention from fellow Sunday shoppers, was a Stumblebum Brigade special shade (Highlighty Twix) of lamb’s Say. The duck-feather headband from [glow] Studio was one of the items in “old pink” offered by the Weekend Fever shops.

A face plastered with makeup and yet Portia still looks pretty. This lovely skin is Abella Gray HB by Rebecca Dembo, a 10,000 members gift to Fabulously Free in SL, and it should still be available in notices or at the headquarters.

The Starlustland sign offers some extraordinary poses, none of which properly displays the ankle-length tulle skirt of Chantkare’s Weekend Fever item, Duquese. Chantkare is one of my favorite stores for feminine dresses. Portia paired this cocktail gown with Periquita’s Silly Wedge shoes, which are colour-change, instead of the obvious stiletto. The necklace is the Fab Free 10,000 gift from Glitterati, Rosebud in turquoise.

It must be the Sailor’s Delight Windlight setting that has Portia looking out to sea from her perch atop the letter N. I was well chuffed to finally have an outfit that called for Clawtooth by Clawtooth’s Good Morning in the Peeled Carrots shade, but it looks like Portia may have shed a few tears over the unconventional hairdo. Or did her sailor date stand her up? The skin is Adam n Eve Sasha tone 2 smudge makeup.