Make it a double

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It’s Fashion for Life time. And that means gowns, even for the minimalists among us. This Relay For Life event is raising funds for the American Cancer Society until June 20th. Today Portia is looking not the least bit slutty in a donation gown from Leezu. The Bon Bon dress is available in many sophisticated colour combinations. There are also some wonderful older items set up for 15% donation in the Leezu booth, including a bandage dress that is now materials ready and a tastefully strappy bejeweled breastplate that every last roleplay fashionista should own. Another tip for anyone who fears the frou frou: SYS is offering billowing long triangle dresses in packs running variations on a single colour like red or blue. For the true ascetic (aka Martha Graham wannabe) there’s a black and whites and green-greys pack. Continue reading

You can never tell

spank The Chesterfield coat from ::K:: is divine. You may have seen plain cashmere versions at The Men’s Dept. If you visit C’est La Vie, you will find a capsule collection of clothes in male and female sizes by Kit Ragu. I had a tough time choosing just one version of the coat. There’s a gorgeous green and yellow plaid and a check composed of beautiful shades of red-brown. There’s also a more restrained grey version if you are feeling sober. Portia paid a visit to the church at Neva Sky Villi to see a show of lovely Snow White photos by Emma Pearl. Then she plopped herself down on this bed by aisling and began to fantasize about being spanked by one of the seven dwarves. Doc, if I’m not mistaken.

allaround It’s around. All around. It’s around here, somewhere….

Credits
::K::, Chesterfield Coat Check-Navy Female-XS
/Wasabi Pills/ Rene Mesh Hair – Dark flame (ty MissAllSunday Lemon!)
tram -Bowler hat- (Resizer + Stretch script)
[PM]Pixel Mode – Tabi Boots : XS1:Teal
LaGyo,_Mother’s pearls necklace
.Tokame. Leaf White Shirt Collar (gacha)
[W&B] Ayla Leather Skirt AUBERGINE (this be old)
.[LeLutka]-Rockin’ Pants-Black (this be older)
-Glam Affair – Gemma – Europa 01 G (at The Arcade)
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
*CentoPallini* MoonLight Ring
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small
Bliensen + MaiTai nails (I can’t recall when/where/why I got these)
marukin pose
location: Neva Sky Villi, with a Cheeky Pea couch and a Second Spaces wine rack

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

Minimalish

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Yeah, so I did this. I like it. You probably won’t. (It’s been that kind of day.) Of note: the Twisted Hunt gift from Mystic Canvass comprises an alabaster skin in three makeups, with MC’s signature A cup and D cup variations for the chest shading. Oh, btw, if you zoom close on the Wasabi Pills hair—which is my fave ever of Miss Lemon’s designs—you will see what I would describe as weird shit sticking out of it. This is some kind of special seasoning added by my new (work) computer, which runs the current viewers only because it wants to mess with my pics.

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Joy Laperriere of Shi does amazing accessories with strips of leather. The latest VIP group gift is a set of unisex ear cuffs with a HUD for metal and leather colour change. In addition to black, there’s caramel, dark green and dark red leather options.

Credits to creators
:LP::: Long_Tee [Soot] – XS (recent fi*friday)
[Mystic Canvass] Heckle Skin A-Cup Intrevert (Twisted Hunt gift contains three different makeups)
.Shi : Journey Earring [Unisex] {Luxe Gift} (new VIP gift; fee to join)
.Olive. the Maybe they’re real Bracelet Freebie WHITE (on Marketplace)
LaGyo,_Valma bangle (at Collabor88) (I modded the yellow bits)
HOLLYHOOD, MESH WHITE ANGEL BOOTS (recent fi*friday)
/Wasabi Pills/ Skye Mesh Hair – Ethereal
:::Sn@tch Nail Candy (Lapis):::
label motion poses, Draya pack
GIMPed where necessary

Better dressing with mesh

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I’ve been waiting to see what mesh could do for art deco dresses in SL. Let’s face it, prim panels stuck on the hips of an av in a tight system layer dress do not successfully simulate 20s tunics or the slinky siren dresses of the 1930s. Check out this month’s Genre for Senzafine’s mesh gown—shown here in black and also available in brown—and for a couple of mesh takes on shorter dresses. Genre is also offering gorgeous Art Deco jewels.

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Honestly, I tried to add smoke to that cigarette but all the brushes I have just add digital line drawings where smoke should be. Portia’s Essences skin is one of the Noodles gacha skins at The Chapter Four.

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If you’re curious what mesh can do for traditional Japanese clothing, which has also long suffered from awkward prim skirts and sleeves, check out the Yukata Festival, which runs to the end of the month at the Kyoto Bakumatsu sim. Most of the creators have demos, and you’ll be excited to discover that there’s quite a variety of mesh yukata templates, some of them better than others. I was tempted most by the ones from Sakka’s Studio. Portia’s yukata from Nonko is actually a Lucky Board win. There are quite a few boards at the festival, so you can kit yourself out for free. And if you’re not patient enough for LBs but are strapped for cash, you should check out the 77L offerings at the scary Tanabata mystery thing.

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There’s nothing quite like Nonko prints. This one combines snails and mushrooms (I think they’re mushrooms) with images from Alice in Wonderland. The obi is covered in cats. And there’s a cat-face fascinator for those of you who have run out of creepy mask accessories. Gotta love Contraption in a feminine mood.

Look one
.:SenzaFine:. “Josephine” Dress – Noir [M] (at Genre)
Essences – Noodles – Royal (Gacha at TCF)
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
booN, FNQ123 hair chestnut
Kyoot – La Couronne de la Reine Noire Crown (not available)
Cliche, Citta black and gold heels
Quellazaire, cigarette (colour change with particle smoke)
+:+WTG+:+ **PJ01** ear-pierce (group LB?)
LaGyo, Florie chien ring
???, Monacle Gold (old hunt gift, not available)
[glow] Studio, Egyptian Night Bangle (retired)
*Dilly Dolls* Wristcuff from Emilie outfit
:::Sn@tch, Nail Candy (Onyx):::
poses by Glitterati, Pinup (only on Marketplace, if available)

Look two
NONKO, 2013 Mesh yukata kinoko to katatsumur (NEW; Lucky Board)
/Wasabi Pills/ Tanya Mesh Hair – Gingerbread (NEW at Fameshed and awesome; ty Miss. Lemon!)
h.m.a.e.m. – Thais earrings (NEW; come with a cross-shaped necklace; ty Riri Ninni!)
WTG, Vega Bag (NEW; mesh; colour change)
Corvus : Marla Skin Cleveag
*LpD* MakeUp – *Steam Cloud* Only Eyes
(AMD) Ultimate Lashes – Double Wing (came with old skin)
[ContraptioN] Perish Veil (comes with collar)
..:: BenS Beauty ::.. Anabella Ring (was at fi*friday)
BRB.shoes *tabi tabi* WHITE
standing pose: The Muse Poses, Rumi (NEW; ty Audrey Cresci!)
seated pose: Zigana couch

Stop, shop and roll

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This month at The Gallery Gift Shop, Down Down Down gives you the opportunity to coordinate your outfit and your mood with one of five antique bus stops. TGGS also features the Tableau Vivant eyes, in a variety of colours, and the HOD piercing shown in the portrait below. I admit to taking too much joy in American Bazaar’s Booba skirt. Just-above-knee-length in the front, the skirt barely covers an av’s butt with a band of slitted latex. (To get the thigh-exposing effect modeled here, make your av more knock-kneed than usual. Or don’t. Many sliders worked to make Portia fill out this skirt. Who knows if the knocking was key.)

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Credits to creators
[American Bazaar] MESH Booba Skirt XS Latex (at The Boobies Show)
DDD, Bus Stop (sold separately) (at TGGS; ty Tuki Loon!)
~Tableau Vivant~ Galaxy eyes – Earth (at TGGS; ty MM!)
– .HoD. – Scorpio’s Simplicity – Midnight [modded] (at TGGS; ty Aydan Darcy!)
Essences – Opera Summertime 01 *brunette* (recent TDRF)
.mala. – blasted heart arm Tattoo (recent SL Fashion Week)
BOOM, Bow Clutch Lime (ty Aranel Ah!)
{SMS} Big Native Necklace Green
{SMS} Loose Tee Sugar Plum XS (current group gift)
(epoque hair) London Import II – Black Tones (not available)
LaGyo,_Mia ring
LaGyo,_Sedrah bracelet (old hunt gift)
REDGRAVE- Shoes Helena – 12colors
poses: Blah!, Model Pose Pack 2 and o0o Studio and Gos, Pouffe
GIMPed and a little crimped