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

Work it out

May

This month Collabor88 came down to earth with a thud, transiting from outer space to an office cubicle. The dilemma of what to wear for work dogs me on a daily basis. Why would I act it out in SL? Mistakenly assuming an Ison skirt I saw on another blog was lurking overlooked at the event, I made another visit and found myself sold on Harry Hyx’s tight-shouldered jacket with a too-pale utilitarian shirt. I couldn’t, however, send Portia out to work in matching pants, so I paired the jacket with butterfly-patterned denim palazzo pants, a new group gift from Castiel.

Birdy May

I tried on a lot of skins at Skin Fair. Some of them, especially the Lara Hurley skins, were so gorgeous that I began to worry it was all dark magic. These days I favour skins with uneven colour: The Skinnery’s Quiana is a beautiful example of this. I ended up buying the smooth-faced May by Birdy because of the Asian eye. Portia has a huge honker, so I was very impressed by the illusion of a flattened nose. As usual, Nina Helix’s skin comes with all the appliers. There are also three lip glosses in the pack. The variety of cleavage options includes no cleavage and sticky boobs tats. The default chest is perfect for small (unstuck) breasts.

fly

I recommend the very affordable but inventive Slouch poses at the Fiera event by Saviad. Even if this one does look a little rude from this angle. (See what I mean about the big nose?!)

Credits
ISON – work it blazer -S- (blood) (shirt is colour change)
CASTIEL, March group Gift – Gaucho Denim Butterfly pants (XS) (gg)
.Birdy. May Skin ~Peaches~ (Black) and .Birdy. {GLOSS} Raspberry (at Skin Fair)
[LeLutka]-HELEN – Praline
Tres Beau, “Brushed” Earring, Soft Gold (group gift at Mimi’s Choice)
Eudora 3D, Steampunk Boots BRS
..:: BenS Beauty ::.. Anabella Ring
Kyoot, Gatcha – Dakota Pearl Ring (Antiqued pearls) (not available)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small
Poses: Slouch, packs one and two at Fiera

I like big baubles

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One avi, two looks. I popped one of my old models out of her box for yesterday’s fantasy post and played with her chin and eyes till her face worked with her hair. I like Hedda’s slightly freaky new visage, and I like her in bronze and pale skins. The dark skin is League’s Aria in a special-edition smokey-eye makeup. The skin is on for half price through the 26th of January. Don’t forget to pick up all the necessary appliers, which are sold separately by skin tone. The pale skin is an old Arcade gacha skin that I picked up at a yard sale. Gacha mania has given us thrifting in SL! Although prices for commons are not usually discounted below machine price, you have a choice about what you buy. If you use the Firestorm viewer, the Area Search will list what’s available at any given yard sale, so you don’t have to cam over six hundred items.

orange Both of today’s lady-like looks feature accessories you will find at the new round of The Gallery Gift Shop. Here, Hedda wears the Aerowings lashes by Lucky No. 7. with a materials-ready dress from Pure Poison. Above she pairs her Faenzo blouse and skirt with a full set of diamond-encrusted jewels from new-to-me creator West 143RD.

Credits to creators
Lady 1
W E S T 143RD. THEATER DIAMONDS set (NEW at TGGS)
Faenzo, BLAIR by Steffen Garcia, Moss (XS)
ISON – Amber Essentials pack (at Collabor88)
*LACUNA* Semi Opaque Hipster Tights – AUBERGINE 1 (new subo gift)
*League* Aria Bronze -Special Edition -Chest D
(AMD) Ultimate Lashes – Double Wing
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual -
label motion, my balloon pet (old gift but may be available through subo history)

Lady 2
[ no. 7 ] AeroWings LASHES {MC} (NEW at TGGS)
Glam Affair – Luria skin – 06 (old Arcade gacha; according to the Arcade website Luria is not available in store)
Pure Poison – Anne Gradient Dress- XS
Ingenue :: Noella Heels :: Silver (old Arcade gacha; according to the Arcade website this gacha is not available in store) [needs Slink mid feet]
ISON – Heidi essentials pack
h.m.a.e.m, Ladybug dress bracelets
pose: tea.s, Donde

Sometimes a sweet notion

93lxIt’s Pleisure’s shockingly 4th anniversary! And the Fantasy Gacha Carnival is opening on the 1st of February. That’s two reasons for Portia to swan around in pauldrons. The flowers-n-chains pauldrons and headdress are Zibska’s contribution to the gacha carnival. There are many many lovely colours to win. (Most of those will preserve your av from the purple, violet, mauve, lavender and plum limbo in which Portia dwells.) Those of you who win rare will snag the full-colour set. (More…) Continue reading

More than fur flies

owling I think I’m cursed with rare-gacha disease. I discussed my guilt over winning a high-tech weapon in a previous post. Yesterday, I felt awkward because I won a rare Snowy Owl from Beetlebones on my third play. Then today, well, I won another one. On my first play. Both are creme, leading me to believe that the creme owl is not that rare after all. The owl does adorable things, as one would expect from the Yootz and Ohmai sisters. I was chuffed to name it after my AWOL master [pronounced Igor-style as math-tuh]. In his bird form, Master Sir is forced to perch on my arm, is bound to fly alongside me, and must go to sleep whenever I want to relax. There is no mechanism for tethering him to a post, cock cage toggling on and off. Scripters—call me.
aviatrix When I popped the owl out for the first time, a nearby avi noticed and said she hadn’t managed to win one. How was she to know this would make me sweat with guilt? If, woman-whose-name-I-forget, you are reading this post, and you still don’t have an owl, contact me to answer the truth-testing question, and I will atone for my luck by sending you my spare. (P.S., Anyone else notice that there are a lot of trees in world this time of year?)

*No animals were killed (or, truth be told, enslaved) (or, just to reassure you, impersonated) (much less adopted as a spirit guide) to make this outfit and these pix.

Credits to creators
:Beetlebones:: Artic Friends Snow Owl (creme) RARE (at Beetlebones and at the RMK Gothic sim market)
May’s Soul, Celtic Body xs red
ISON – raw hide vest – M (moss) (at Collabor88)
.Birdy. Blair skin ~Biscuit~ Gold Dust (Bare) RARE (at the Arcade)
Your cocain :: Dragon tat
Bliensen + MaiTai – Friedel – Necklace – Onyx – redgold (rare) (at the Jewelry and Accessories Expo)
*(OO)*YUKI_ Susu Shoes RARE2 (at the Christmas Mini Market)
MIEL, LO REFURBISHED SOCKS – multi/ebony (old gift)
Pure Poison – Riu Spiked Leather Bracelet
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Medium
SHI, Distressed Aviator (at the Arcade)
Analog Dog, tangled black (I piled on a bunch of copies of the ponytail)
MONS / Shocking eyes – blue
poses by Glitterati
shot at the Christmas Mini Market skybox

He makes me wait

waiting5ds This one is inspired by a dom’s desire to send me out into the workaday world with something kinky hidden under my clothes. Radioactivity optional.

Credits to creators
MetaTheodora, RadPanties (NEW at Suicide Dollz; ty Sian Pearl!) [You know you want to take a closer look. It's worth your while to do so.]
-Glam Affair – Elvi – America – 03 F (at Collabor88)
no. 7, Kissing Lipstick {C} (NEW at The Gallery Gift Shop’s new location; ty Shortcake Sugarplum!)
ISON – detzel leather shirt -S- (tangy)
LaGyo,_Misaku bangle (at Collabor88)
Magika, [Hair M] Stumble
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small
Slink, Female Feet (AvEnhance) XXS – Mid
Izzie’s – Cat Tights black
Ingenue :: Delia Heels (Slink Feet Add-On) :: Noir
Estetica, tabouret
Kuro, Caged Intentions

Nu look

Snapshot_510 copy Elvi is a fab new face from Glam Affair, an adorable departure from Aida Ewing’s signature look. Those of you who are playing on a budget should visit Kustom9 and snap up one of the three special makeups in the Jamaica skin tone for 190L each. Hallowe’en had me wed to long hair, but now that everything is back to normal, Portia gets to wear Wasabi Pills’ Jade, which builds on the early-2oth-century elegance of Celeste.
Snapshot_504 copy Okay, not completely back to normal. Anya Ohmai and Suetabulous Yootz just opened Nuville, a compact, and highly photogenic, Hallowe’en-themed sim. There are 50 of Ms. Ohmai’s cute and funny, or kinda scary, creatures, sticky or icky candies and, erm, refreshing beverages awaiting you in a hunt so easy that you could do it with your lazy or dumb friends. They will thank you afterwards for fixing them up with beautifully textured cartoony bat avatars.

Credits to creators
pesca:pleated skirt/plaid smoky pink XS (NEW, in lots of beautiful plaids and solids, at The Chapter 4)
ISON – leather asymmetrical jacket -S- (teal) [colour change blouse] (at Collabor88; ends today)
-Glam Affair – Elvi – Jamaica – 01 (NEW at Kustom9)
/Wasabi Pills/ Jade Mesh Hair – Gingerbread (ty MissAllSunday Lemon!)
(TokiD) high spring shoes (teal) (NEW gacha at The Chapter 4)
:[Plastik]:- Militia Skinny Jeans
Lolliswirl, Bunnicula and Squigee are hunt gifts at Nuville (100L for a 12-hour pass, 800L to join group for permanent access and gifts)
pose two: Marukin (current Collabor88; ends today)
pose one: Glitterati, Beauty 1 pack
location: Birdy shop
I just don’t GIMP em like I used to.