Diamond mine

diana Are you an ancient Greek or Roman—a matron, priestess, amazon, sorceress, slave or goddess? If so, I urge you to trash every system-layered, flexi-skirted toga you ever bought and replace them with mesh dresses from Collabor88. I love Pixicat’s Gladiator dress, which is available in colours that would make Apelles weep.
scrap metal Are you tired of your old visor? Me too. Sometimes I would rather incinerate the world with my optic blast than wear that kitschy ruby quartz lens. I plan to upgrade now with diamonds from Shortcake Sugarplum for No. 7 at La Metallique.  Zib Scaggs of Zibska is also participating in this event, which celebrates the second anniversary of L’Accessoires. I realize this is an idle fantasy, but wouldn’t it be nice if wearing the spiky Medea pauldrons to work would allow you to communicate non-cooperation without saying a word? Like their namesake, these pauldrons say “If you ask me to document any more learning outcomes I will chop up the grading rubrics and feed them to the administration.” (If you want to see what the pauldrons look like with the lights on, visit the Pleisure Flickr.)

Credits
Look one
no. 7, Sparkle Frames night diamonds (at La Metallique; ty Shortie!)
Zibska, Arista ~ Cuffs (comes with collars; both are colour change) (at La Metallique; ty Zib!)
-Pixicat- Gladiator.Dress – Blue (s) (at Collabor88)
*Milk* Hair! Fuzz *3
Unorthodox, Frenchie Hair Base Nior (came with Illmatic braids)
[ SAKIDE ] Attitude Collar
*Glance Skins – Anais – August – No Brows – Big Cleavage
RACK Poses – Bow and Quiver prop from She’s a Badass Bitch gacha pose
pose is from -.label motion.- TDRF4 Pose pack (oldie)

Look 2
Zibska, Medea (at La Metallique; ty Zib!)
no. 7, Sparkle Frames b/w diamonds (at La Metallique; ty Shortie!)
no. 7, b/w diamonds bra (at La Metallique; ty Shortie!)
.la petite morte. cheek, chest and lips glitter (tintable) [NEW]
*Glance Skins – Anais – August – No Brows – Big Cleavage
*Milk* Hair! Fuzz *3
Unorthodox, Frenchie Hair Base Nior (came with Illmatic braids)
W E S T 143RD. EARRINGs THEATER DIAMONDS VIP

Love bites

gotobed C’mon Billy
lovebites I Put a Spell on You

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Credits to creators
[AD] Heart cut mesh dress – with arm (comes with no-sleeves version) (NEW at KV, but only until February 16; ty AK!)
.Birdy. Red skin ~Porcelaine~ (Limited edition Enchanted) Black
no. 7, kisses (transferable, so you can send the tats to your nearest and dearest) (NEW at The Gallery Gift Shop; ty SS!)
Kin-Cricket-[Black]
.Enfant Terrible. candle light dinner goth bracelet (gacha at L’Accessoires)
ieQED, hand.spike.titanium shoes
Slink, Female Feet (AvEnhance) XS – High
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small
– Glam Affair – Stella Eyes n4
pic one and two pose: Nantra, Requiem pack (NEW for Futurewave, which opens February 15)
pic three pose: bang! Back up pack

Ming shows mercy

ming2c I never buy a skin in more than one tone. I narrow my choice down to my fave light tone and my fave dark tone and then choose one winner. But when I tried Ming, new from Umazuma Metaluna for The Skinnery, I decided it was time to pretend I am Marie Antoinette and can eat lots of cake without dieting or worrying about the sheep, at least while Siouxsie and the Banshees are playing at the ball. Compared to recent releases, these faces are soft and velvety. The area above the cheekbone is especially beautiful. It looks like vulnerable flesh, not like foundation.

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The power of no

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Some violence against women and girls is overt, immediate and terrifying. Unfortunately, much of it is covert and pernicious. For instance, I have a friend who once accepted a ride home from a man she found creepy because she didn’t want to offend him. And she didn’t want to take the subway alone at night. In the event, nothing happened. Not until I jumped up and down and flapped my arms and said “No. No. No. Say no. Sometimes you must say no.” Violence against women proliferates because we live in patriarchal cultures. Here in North America, my friend can’t say no because she is reminded a dozen times a day that pleasing men is the key to her welfare. It’s a very good idea to demand that governments around the world make and enforce laws that protect women and girls from violence. But we also need to raise awareness about the root of the problem, which is male domination of women. To put it in the worst possible terms: we don’t signify unless we are prey. If we recognize this, each one of us can combat the oppression that legitimates violence, and threats of violence, in all its forms. We don’t need to depend only on the government and the police for safety. We can also depend on each other. And we can harness the power of NO.

STOP THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Credits to creators
boots: lassitude & ennui (from the L’Accessoires black friday event)
glasses: Swallow (open gift in store)
necklace: 7891 (resizable; from fi*friday)
hair: LeLutka
jumpsuit: Paperbag
fur: (fd) (at Collabor88; Portia wears only fake fur assembled by garment workers paid a living wage and subject to no sexual harassment)
pose: Marukin
I don’t know who that clown is, but I encountered him at Rotten Defiance.
This picture was GIMPed.