Reverie

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Today Portia looks like one of the cool girls. Her long denim skirt is one of the new Gelsomino separates from Nevery Lorakeet for LpD. The skirt is available in black and in three shades of light denim that take me all the way back to my 1970s Barbie doll’s wardrobe. There is also a far fancier ruffled, belly-baring summer blouse with a choker-style collar. The Gelsomino blouse comes in all-white, light flowers, gold flowers, pink and black-and-white striped fabrics. (Honestly, I couldn’t choose.)

bubblicious I was vexed that my cute/slutty new shoes from Blah didn’t show up in my first photo, so I rushed Portia out of the rain and into a bubble (with some funny tune-loving poses). The Frenchie hair by Illmatic is justly popular. The hair-base alone is a work of art. But at 300L for one colour (with front or back braid variations) it is one of the most expensive hairstyles I have ever bought. Illmatic is holding a 100L sale on some older styles, so you could balance out the cost by buying more (rather than less) hair.

Credrizzles (with thanks and apologies to Leona Jayarama)
*LpD* – *Gelsomino* Skirt Light Blue (Mesh – XXS) (NEW; ty Ms. Lorakeet!)
:::LP::: Stud Blouse [Tucked] (White/Silver) S
Oh La La ::Art Bag:: (a) RARE (gacha; I had a tough time finding Oh La La)
{anc} tuner. / headphone / blue (Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
{anc} tuner. / speareye / silver (Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
ILLMATIC :: Frenchie – Noir[Female](Forward) (at Kustom9)
.Birdy.  Ashley Skin  ~CoCo~ (bare) and .Birdy. {GLOSS} Raspberry
Visage, Beauty Marks – set 07 – dark
:::LP::: Pyramid_Stud Pearl/Onyx (Sexy and I Know It Hunt 2)
Blah. ( Cute Bow Platforms ) Salmon
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) XXS – High
ISON – vine cuff (antique silver)
The Annex – Filigree Knuckle Ring – Silver & Diamond (Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
shot at H220 and upstairs at Faun

Who cares?

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I regret not understanding music. I wish the fat lady who smelled like cats, whose eyes were wrinkled shut and who shuffled to school in her slippers had not turned me off piano when I was a child. Several years ago now, I took an intro to music class while doing a post-doc at a wonderful university. The CDs for the intro class included “Who Cares?” a Gershwin song I didn’t know. (I grew up watching Hollywood musicals on TV, so I know my Gershwin.) The lyrics shocked me with their overt references to the stock market crash of 1929. Ella Fitzgerald sings it best, even if the arrangement is a little corny. “Let it rain and thunder / Let a million firms go under / I am not concerned with stocks and bonds that I’ve been burned with / I love you and you love me / And that’s how it will always be / And nothing else can ever mean a thing / Who cares what the public chatters? / Love’s the only thing that matters….” I wonder if America’s fear of financial ruin made this song taboo.

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Credits to creators
-tres blah- Sequined Top (S) – Blush (at Collabor88)
illmatic :: “For The People Summer Shorts [L]
Baiastice_Petal Collar Necklace-copper-resizable (at Collabor88)
.:EMO-tions:. * TIZIA*/black hair
.Birdy. Ashley Skin ~CoCo~ (brown)
.Birdy. Lippy coco kiss {90’s pack}
!Ohmai : Antique Bee Ring (Rosegold) (old event item)
*YS&YS*, Bone Bangles (ye olde freebie)
mijn.botique accessories / studded earrings n.2 rgold (old TDRF item)
Maitreya Allure Socks – Sienna
Schadenfreude, Casinelle Rose (at Collabor88)
[UMEBOSHI] Lunar 2 eyes -Earth-
o0o Studio, Elizaveta poses

Man up

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The offerings for the new round of Euphoria’s Limited Bazaar are so fantastic that I wanted to call this post “Fu*k yes.” The theme is menswear. Portia’s avant-gardey suit from E-Clipse and her colour-blocked coat from Diram are only two of the stylish, discounted buys. Remember that Limited Bazaar features limited quantities. If you want these, go as soon as you finish reading every precious word of this post.

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Lilo Glom of JesyLiLo is doing two fabulous skins for winter events. This is Gül Buz, which will be available at the Frost Fair as of December 12th. When I slipped on this skin, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Gül Buz is a sophisticated and polished beauty. On the other hand, Portia’s hair, Valerie 2, is wonderfully disheveled, courtesy MissAllSunday Lemon of Wasabi Pills. Valerie 2 is the sequel to a neatly coiffed version, and both are available at the new Collabor88.

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Zima, the other lovely new skin from JesyLiLo, is available until December 15 at The Winter Fair. For Zima, Ms. Glom has designed glossy lipsticks in a range of colours that cover bold and pale looks. Portia’s mesh eyes are new from Clemmm. The haunting periwinkle shade is speckled with white lights.

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I saw a coat like this in a real-life ad and hoped against hope that I’d be able to buy it in SL. Thank you, Diram! Take note of Portia’s multi-colour boots, which are a Paperbag item at the Singer Icon Fair, until December 13th. The pack also provides a version with silver toes, and the boots are available in other colours.

Credits to creators
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*JeSyLiLO*:::Gulbuz:::*LightSkin*J6 (NEW at Frost Fair opening December 12; ty Ms. Glom!)
– Glam Affair – Stella Eyes n4
/Wasabi Pills/ Valerie2 Mesh Hair – Cinnamon (NEW at Collabor88; ty Miss Lemon!)
E-Clipse, Kyoto Suit (at Limited Bazaar)
Baiastice_Gina-blue-dress (top only)
BB* Worn-out Boy Style Loafers for girls in old leather (old Beetlebones item)
LaGyo_Cross belt gold [this is not really supposed to be worn outside a coat and I did a wee bit of GIMPing to hide some edges] (at TDR Fusion)
[KAMOURASKA] Rouyn Porcupine Cuffs Matte Ebony
Zibska, Ayira ~ Ear Cuffs
Miseria, August Pose pack
Illmatic, Basic Stance (With Love hunt, 10L)
location is a demo store by Fanatik

Coat of many colours
*JeSyLiLO*:::Zima:::*LightSkin*J4*BT and J3* (at Winter Fair, closes on the 15th; ty Ms. Glom!)
*JeSyLiLO*::Lips::*OnlyWithZimaSkin-1
Clemmm – Window Ocean eyes (subo gift)
Uw.St, Gost Halloween (old hunt gift)
Diram, Megan Coat – S size – (at Limited Bazaar)
:STICKY FINGERS: My red cable knit sweater dress
(Milk Motion) eagle belt – black
*BOOM* Threadbare Manchesters (Denim) xsmall (last month’s Collabor88)
Paperbag. Nikkal Ankle Boot [I had to add an alpha because the original did not cover Portia's feet] (at Singer Icon Fair till Dec. 13)
Glitterati, Headshot 3 pack
LaGyo, Desperado Bag includes pose
location is Izzie’s Mainstore