Nature lovers

odd one If she plays it cool, that hot bamboo plant may look her way.
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You got me

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Generally speaking, I’m finding that the makeups for the Skinnery and Glam Affair Arcade offerings are too heavy for summer. I do, however, love the exceptionally soft and pretty Chloe 10 skin from Umazuma Metaluna. It looks good with the equally casual new Madeleine hair from Wasabi Pills. But it can’t quite stand up to the mossyback creature, which, despite its preppy pink and green colouring, is terrifyingly squirmy and fetal-looking when it wriggles out of the box. Continue reading

Mercy

waitingsm The Twisted Hunt has begun again. This is the one where creators sink 100 identically named boxes into the ground beneath their shops so that Area Search whores like me can curse their names. Among the participating creators, Ivey Deschanel of Sn@tch deserves an extra hug. She is not only giving away a classy, slinky, one-shouldered black mesh dress and pentagram jewellery. She is also hiding the gift in an easy-to-discover locale. Get the dress. Add winklepickers from KoiKoi. It’s a perfect day.

greetings Ever get the feeling your avi is posing with last week’s toy?

Faith Wilding, “Waiting”

Credits
:::Sn@tch, Spellcraft Gown (Black-Small)::: (Twisted Hunt gift)
*{Junbug}* A Winter’s Night Fur Cowl in Silver M (last round of fgc gacha)
Birdy, Puggles (Shark) (Arcade gacha or yard sale)
+Half-Deer+ Aventine Horns – Atlantis (Arcade gacha or yard sale)
.:ellabella:. Beta Level piercing (ty Ellantha Larsson!)
-Glam Affair – Aria skin – Asia – Combination 11 (Arcade gacha or yard sale)
-Glam Affair – Magenta – Asia tone ( Lips ) 05
.random.Matter. – Ethereal Eyes – Indigo
KoiKoi, WinklePickers
Sweet Poison – Sasha Bracer
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – XXSmall

Swayed

sway I’ve been shopping yard sales instead of trying to get into The Arcade. Portia’s lavishly long locks from Exile and beady-eye-beaded horns from Half Deer are my faves so far. On the one hand, I love buying items I like. On the other hand, I need to play some gachas because choosing only one among the multiple shades of Ingenue’s sandals would be tough. I don’t understand how Glam Affair’s Aria works, so I am going to have to play it until I do understand it.

burnttred On the third hand—I’m borrowing one of yours—I can’t find some things I want, like fd’s and Truth’s hairdos. And, back to Ingenue, lilac and iris are flooding the market, but I am holding out for sepia because I’m some kind of self-denying minimalist. Ultimately—hand me your other hand—I like the yard sale scene best when I buy a resale item from a person I know. It’s one of those weirdly attenuated, almost parodic, possibly soul-destroying social acts that SL affords us.

Credits
Essences, Paris02 *light rose* skin ginger with Teeth and new Moles layer included (at TDRF)
Exile::Rain, Extremes pack (at The Arcade)
+Half-Deer+ Aventine Horns – VampEYEr (at The Arcade)
*{Junbug}* M’lady in Crimson S RARE (current Fantasy gacha carnival)
.Enfant Terrible. Midsommer Dream Apple Bracelet mixed -CBOX  (current Fantasy gacha carnival)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual -
blackliquid, Nails fall floral
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
BENT, Escher set (not available)

We are not amused

ririhat I have to hand it to Birdy creator Nina Helix. The Blair skin, her item for the Arcade, makes Anorak look mean. And I like that. I also like the stylish new Nini hat from h.m.a.e.m., which mesmerizes with its baby blue baubles. (I’m fairly certain it’s against the TOS for a creator to name a hat after herself. First she must use every other exotic name, including, of course, Feldercarb and Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. The former is a curse word from the original Battlestar Galactica series. The latter is a place in Wales.)

leatherbirdy Gingerbread is my favourite of the Wasabi Pills hair shades. It’s one of the rare colours at the Arcade, suggesting that it’s popular with everyone and incites players to keep feeding the machine. An unscientific sampling of contemporary British television indicates that even gingers believe they should be mocked for their appearance. SL’s gacha freaks must disagree.

Credits to creators
Look one
h.m.a.e.m. – the nini hat zerozeroone (also available with black or purple base) (NEW and only at the Salimar location; ty Riri!)
[IN]Sight :: Winter Coat :: Black [S]
.Birdy. Blair skin ~Dusk~ Darling (Brown) (these skins are a fabulous deal: they include all appliers, four brow colours and a no-brows version, and a moles tat) (NEW at the Arcade)
[HANDverk]Zelda Earring.green
booN DQO010 hair chocolate
booN gathered raised hairbase chocolate
.MONS / DualColor eyes – purple

Look two
/Wasabi Pills/ Kira Mesh Hair – Gingerbread – RARE (NEW at the Arcade; ty Miss Lemon!)
.Birdy. Blair Skin ~Peaches~ Sin (Red) (these skins are a fabulous deal: they include all appliers, four brow colours and a no-brows version, and a moles tat) (NEW at the Arcade)
+Half-Deer+ Patchwork Army – Teddy Bear – Ears (NEW at the Arcade)
.Shi Fur Pullover {BrownSet} {S}
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
imeka, kylie pose pack

A sound of distant living

kimonol I’m running out of “relatable” titles for posts featuring traditional Japanese dress. Once one has used Turning Japanese and Kimono my house, one is left with a choice between Yukata da money? and Life in Tokyo. I chose a line from that song by Japan, but not without opening up my own personal can of squirms. As a youth, I could not stand the sound of David Sylvian’s voice, and he himself seemed like a creepy cipher. With the exception of Adolescent Sex, I was not a fan. I suffered terribly from being on the outside of the “David Sylvian is a genius” cult because only his fans had a reputation for being smart and sensitive and arty. (Whatever gets you through the night, eh?)
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MotiAme’s creations are standouts among the mesh yukatas for sale at the festival on the Bakumatsu sim. I went crazy for this geometric motif, which is also available in black and green. As you shop Hair Fair this week, don’t forget to check out the 50L bandanas, which are housed in their own special booths. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Wigs For Kids. Portia wears Lelutka’s Aldina, which is unrigged mesh. Her antlers are Half Deer’s item for the second anniversary of The Gallery Gift Shop. They come in a variety of finishes and are dotted with fireflies, which you can only just see in my pic. Last but not least, I noticed that the template for the cute wedge sandal (shown above) is hitting the grid hard. As of today, the version I like best comes from Severed Garden. For 330L, you get a fatpack with fifteen different textures for the straps and for the soles, plus a variety of nail polishes that actually rez.

Credits to creators
.:.*{ Severed Garden }*.:. Nevia Sandals ( S ) (see text for details)
MotiAme, Ichimatsu Yukata Red M (This comes in M and XS sizes only. It does require a kimono shape, even though it includes an alpha. A kimono shape is your av with no boobs, no hips and no leg fat or muscle.)
[LeLutka]-ALINA scarf (at Hair Fair bandana boutique)
Half Deer, Firefly Antlers Light Painted (at The Gallery Gift Shop; merci!)
-Glam Affair – Lulu ( Jamaica ) 01 A (hell yes!) (at Collabor88)
[UMEBOSHI] Lunar 2 eyes -Ink- (at The Gallery Gift Shop; merci!)
SIGMA Jewels, Deco necklace purple (old hunt gift)
.:::Sn@tch, Nail Candy (Blood):::
Purple Poses, Runway pack

GIMPed well because I ate my Wheaties

Glitzmas

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One of the things I love about the Christmas season in SL is the glitz. You won’t see me wearing gold or silver with black in my real life. But Anorak can be as glam as she wants to be in her new skinny jeans, a classy take on a 21st-century trend from Bela Tolsen of TuttiFrutti.

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We finally get a look at Dorothy, and she’s not ugly at all. Sopha Portal’s latest skin focuses on softly glimmering eye makeups and orange and pink lip colours.

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For Dorothy, there are three caucasian skintones to choose from and eight makeups in each pack. All makeups come with teeth versions, and the pack includes a pretty shape not shown here. Cleavage is sold separately.

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The Plastik has a ton of Xmas-themed clothing on offer this season, as well as a number of gift-givers for group members. The Daunting Fate corset worn here is a regular item, available all year round for ever and ever and ever.

Credits to creators
Golden girl
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Dorothy05(Burly) [NEW; see post for details; ty Sopha Portal!)
*TuttiFrutti* Epiphany – Skinny Mesh Jeans – [M]
:[Plastik]:-TomboyTee-://Zebra (former Lazy Sunday; other prints are available)
/Wasabi Pills/ Joy Mesh Hair – (BOOBS) – Gingerbread (NEW; ty Miss Lemon!)
Vestigium – Octapus tat [NEW]
h.m.a.e.m. – my three skulls necklace – gold
Oh! studio::My Wristchain pack
grasp, Fur trim leather boots/Black/Womens

Silver fox
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Dorothy07(Burly) [NEW; see post for details; ty Sopha Portal!)
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Cleaves tattoo2(Burly) [sold separately]
*TuttiFrutti* My Immortal – Skinny Mesh Jeans – [M] (NEW; ty Bela Tolsen!)
:[Plastik]:- Daunting Fate Corset://M-Flight
+Half-Deer+ Fawn Antlers (Monochrome) (Silver Lining Hunt)
+Half-Deer+ Neck Studs (silver) (erm, another hunt gift, look at sign in shop)
/Wasabi Pills/ Joy Mesh Hair – (BOOBS) – Chocolate (NEW; ty Miss Lemon!)
ISON – aviary claw bracelet (onyx)
[ glow ] studio – Choose Love ring (silver)
grasp, Fur trim leather boots/Black/Womens

prop: what next, butterfly chair photography prop [can be black or white]

Lightly GIMPed for your pleisure.