See the light

ridic circus girl

What motivated me to get bright and light I do not know. Perhaps it’s my way of pulling out of some seasonal affective disorder that saw me going to bed at 7 or 8 pm and sleeping twelve hours. I am now putting on lots of lights in my home, even though I hate to waste energy. And I have rediscovered some of the evening pleasures I lost hold of in the past few weeks. I still prefer to watch TV on demand in the morning. But I found my way back to blogging. Today I want you to feast your eyes on Anka, the ringling and jingling colour-change necklace new from Zib Scaggs of Zibska. Also note the new hair from Moon, which is 50% off while the in-store sale lasts.

bright sunshiney day No. 7 creator Shortcake Sugarplum wears Glam Affair skins, so I thought I would do an homage to showcase her new metal-and-gem colour-change lashes. The leaf-shaped Changing Season lashes tumble gracefully from eye to shoulder. Don’t forget to check out alternate shots on the Pleisure Flickr.

Look 1
Zibska, Anka ~ Necklace (NEW at The Secret Affair only till Nov 30; ty Zib!)
MOON // Hair // – Plateau NEW
[ MUDSKIN ]_Fina4_E2_Sunny (old TC4 item, not yet available in store; ty Sopha!)
.ARISE. Drift Tattoo HARD (tintable)
Maitreya Flare Jeans (for heels) * S #6
pose: Ridic gacha at Cirque de Seraphim [it’s not easy to get an av body to cooperate with a hoop: these poses are awesome]

Look 2
no. 7 Changing Season Couture Lashes (NEW at L’Accessoires till Dec 14; ty Short one!)
-Glam Affair – Kallisto – Cocktail Girl – Asia A (former 50L Friday?)
*Milk* Hair~ Sushi *PFH* Lolas (old gift)
!dM, Ianna – SilkDress **ROSE** (gacha at Secret Affair)
{S0NG} :: Chibi~ Spacey Eye

Play with me

foosball It’s not old school if you’re cutting class. This is an excellent moment to revisit some past favourites. Coco is holding a half-price sale on all its mesh clothing until December 15. Anorak’s turtleneck is long-sleeved, but the pack includes a version customized to wear with the Coco Biker jacket. (Btw, if you’re broke but dream of dressing up as a gormless reindeer, you too will find what you need at Coco.) Anorak’s Moto pants are on sale at Fishy Strawberry, where all individual items are 25L and all fatpacks are 100L until December 14. A lot of items will be retired after then, but not the lingerie, which is justly famous. If you don’t have a selection of Fishy Strawberry’s sweet nothings you might as well go naked.

On sale
*COCO*_BikerJacket(Copper)_L (try the demo: sizes are limited)
*COCO*_Turtleneck(Grape)forBikerJaket_S (try the demo: sizes are limited)
*Fishy Strawberry* Moto Pants Beige
Not on sale
-Glam Affair – Gemma – Europa 11 B with moles (at the Arcade)
Clawtooth: Snuggle Party – Delicious wine (at Collabor88)
Maitreya, Mesh * Devi Booties S Redwood
[ glow ] studio – I’ll Rock you ring(gold rose sha) (at TDR Fusion)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small
FINESMITH, shikati necklace (September gift still available)
foosball table by Cheeky Pea and rugs by aisling; location Neva Sky Villi



I have trouble with tops. If you’ve followed my blog you know that Portia often wears Zibska jewelery over bare skin. This is not because I am a runaway sensualist. It’s because in my inventory the pants and skirts and shorts and leggings far outnumber the blouses, t-shirts, sweaters, vests, jackets, coats and boob-tubes. Why is that? Why do SL tops turn me off? (I mean aside from the fact that they all say Bitch or Fangers r Us.) Siofra, Zib Scagg’s latest creation is a stunning floral set comprising petal hat and flower necklace. Available at L’Accessoire, the full set is multi-colour and size change. There are also single-colour versions in fawn, coal, rose or silver. I paired the Siofra set with the sexy new Steampunk boots by Eudora 3D. This is the BRS set, which gives you a colour-change menu in the bronze/gold/silver range and red. There is also a colours set featuring dark green, light blue and pink/magenta, and a black, white, grey, dark blue and pea-green version. These are currently 60% off on Marketplace. The leather and metal are beautifully textured, but it’s the heels that make me drool. Like some kind of runaway sensualist.


Credits to creators
Zibska, Siofra ~ Necklace and Hat (NEW at L’Accessoires; ty Zib!)
Zibska, Sorren ~ Cuffs [come with the necklace blogged yesterday] (NEW; ty Zib!)
Eudora 3D, Steampunk Boots BRS (NEW and discounted on Marketplace; ty mysterious team!)
/Wasabi Pills/ Lory Mesh Hair – (BOOBS) – Cinnamon (at The Arcade; ty Miss Lemon!)
Essences – Amaterasu *lait* ginger RARE (The Chapter 4 gacha)
Maitreya, Flare Jeans (for flats) * S+ #6
floorplan, velvet pouffe dazzle (former Collabor88)

Even the evil relax

hailey If a picture is worth a thousand words, this is an essay. At least it is in my classes. Anything longer and the students do that thing where they panic and pout at the same time. It’s so confusing.

Credits to creators
Zibska, Hailey ~ Ruby [sz1] (NEW; ty Zib Scaggs)
:[P]:- Astrali Skin[Toned-Down]:// Calypso
:[P]:- Soul Ink Reloaded://(Tint):Liv
:[P]:- Soul Ink Reloaded://(Tint):Jame
:[P]:-Haunt Collection-Sickness eyes
N.B. All of these Plastik extras have been packed with skin releases for Lazy Sundays. Collect, people, collect.
Aeva // Eyelashes // Long Lashes
Epic, Pierced gold horns (was a freebie at ???)
.:EMO-tions:. STARLINE-braided tattoo / darkred
.Maitreya Gold * Moxie Coal
^^Swallow^^ Bad Ring Gold & Pink
ooo studio and Gos, pouffe
Everybody GIMPs

Hey lady!

merm4xxl The Aquarius Zodiac month ends on the 13th, so you should surf over there soon if you want a nifty mermaid bra by Brutus Martinek of Pididdle. JesyLilo’s loose-fit jeans feature portholes on the outside of each leg. Why I do not know. Perhaps to show off a tattooed tangle of kelp.

duveteuxl Meanwhile, back on shore, Sopha Portal has released a new skin called Vivian. As with her other recent skins, Vivian is available in a pack with eight soft and sweet makeups. Six of these feature orange-red lips, and two, including the one I’m showing here, run to pink. I tend to think I don’t like anything named after a princess or a lapdog, but Aranel Ah’s Tiffany colour makes BOOM’s beautifully sculpted, nubbly textured Duveteux Rayonnant jacket absolutely irresistible. As far as I’m concerned, Ms. Ah has the all clear for Savannah and Felicity.

Credits to creators
Look one
PIDIDDLE – Sea Maiden Bra – Sea Princess (NEW at Zodiac; ty Brutus Martinek!)
::Exile:: A Winter’s Tale:Beach
*JeSyLiLO*:::Knotted Jeans:::*Dirty XS (NEW; ty Lilo Glom!)
Adam n Eve Clothes, Ana Lace Panty Popcorn
Graves, Cuffs from G329
-Belleza- Wynter skin (old 50L Friday)
MONS / Shocking eyes – blue
The Muse Poses, Venus (at Fashion Limited; ty Audrey Cresci!)

Look two
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Vivian05(Burly) [available in three tones] (NEW; ty Sopha Portal!)
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Cleaves tattoo1(Burly) (tat cleavage sold separately)
*BOOM* Duveteux Rayonnant Jacket (Tiffany) (mesh) (NEW; ty Aranel Ah!)
Maitreya Flare Jeans (for heels) * M #6
welldone.atelier/ Gold Deer rings (at fi*friday, pack includes gold and silver)
[e] Abbey – Red 05 (on sale)
Clemmm – Window Ocean eyes
focus poses, winter set (at Limited Bazaar)

GIMP your own, these are mine. (I shot these to look more yellow than they appear in a standard AnaLu studio 5 light. So please do try demos!)

Higher ground


Bela Tolsen of Tuttifrutti has just released an exciting assortment of leggings to suit every taste. There’s a classic Burberry check, a delicate camouflage pattern, a cool aztec print and any number of colourful abstract and geometric styles. I chose the Running leggings to go with Portia’s free coat from Essences. I love the unusual colour of this coat and its distinctive old newspaper print. A Womenstuff Hunt gift, the pack also contains a black version for those of you who are mourning the loss of Elena’s humanity.

Be sure to check out the Unhinged Festival, which is raising funds for Eku Zhong. Treatment for thyroid cancer has left Ms. Zhong’s skull fragile, and she needs a prosthesis. Given the circumstances, I have to applaud the organizers’ boldly black humorous logo of a skull with an unhinged jaw. Many of the items at the festival are skull-themed, and there are plenty of gachas to make you crazy. Sakide’s Cranium Ring, shown here, comes in a series of bold colours and a series of pale shades. I also played gacha for a pair of lassitude & ennui’s beautifully textured flat suede boots, which rise to mid-calf and feature an embroidered sugar skull. Get your ghoul on for a good cause.

Credits to creators
*TuttiFrutti* Layer Legging (Running)
Essences – Papercoat Moondust XS (Womenstuff Hunt)
Sakide, Black Cranium Ring Teal (gacha at Unhinged Festival; see above for details)
[ glow ] studio – Wild Shoulder Drape (brown fawn/gold)) [colour change buttons] (at Around the World)
SOUL. Womanstuff Hunt Noa Skin (Womenstuff Hunt)
/Wasabi Pills/ Christy Mesh Hair – Chocolate
h.m.a.e.m. – bag 0320 – mokka
LaGyo_Zarema gloves Brandy
Maitreya Mesh * Devi Booties S Redwood
poses: PDA, gold/ivory and dead love
location: NODE store
GIMP is your friend. (I faked the lining of the coat. And the buttons in the shoulder drape, which wouldn’t photograph at all angles. I tried to desausage Portia’s fingers. Sigh.)

Licking my chops


I’ve been reading Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber, which is supposed to be a collection of feminist retellings of fairytales. Several of the stories turn on encounters between teenage girls and animals. In one, Beauty transforms the Beast into a man with her love. In another… Well, let’s just say that those transformations can work both ways. And poor sweet Beauty missed out on some very sexy sex. The stories inspired today’s outfit, which sees Portia looking satisfied after sharing a barbecued big bad wolf with grannie and the woodsman, who turned out to be gran’s boytoy. That’s right: gran’s the original cougar. If you don’t like to read books, you might see if you can rent The Company of Wolves, a fascinating film written by Carter and director Neil Jordan.

This week I had my eye on some cool but pricey new jumpsuits. I decided to stop denying myself and splurge on whatever I wanted. To my surprise, instead of heading for Diram or Celoe, my av returned to Fameshed to drool again over Fanatik’s beautifully textured leather dresses. It seems I have some catching up to do in the not-denying-myself department.

Credits to creators
:FANATIK: Leather & Lace dress Brown S (NEWISH at Fameshed)
-tb- C88 Lace Dress – Brown [worn underneath] (old Collabor88 item)
Remy, BeastHood(FurCast)-M-OldFur/Brown (NEW at Around the World in Africa)
::Exile:: Little Things:Dirty [damn I love this hair]
{.essences.} Maria skin *Soleil dark* Sugar (NEW at TDR)
*League* Folklore Leggings -Ziggy (pl)
Maitreya, Devi Booties Rosewood (another catch-up splurge)
::je suis…grande::browns::bangles
:: Purple Moon :: Noble Ring in Walnut
poses: The Muse Poses, Tyche pack; PDA
location: Wretched Hollow

Don’t hunt alone

You can shop, and you can blog, but that doesn’t mean you can hunt. Portia was so looking forward to accessorizing some adorable FTLO…Science Hunt frock with her first Truth hair, her first Maitreya Gold shoes, and her first (official) Tres Blah skin. And what did she snag on her hunting trip? Sweet dick all, as my mother used to say. So, today Portia bears (or bares) the humiliation of wearing only the keychain sent to her by Cool Beans. In her defense, I would like to point out that the little blue hunt robot is so small that Portia’s favourite vibrator is three times the size, a lot more fun, and rechargeable to boot.

There are a couple of lessons to be learned from Portia’s failings. First, make sure you put your keys on your fancy FTLO keychain before you impulsively storm mostly naked out of your new Abode home. Second, don’t hunt alone. Apart from offering you assistance, other hunters whom you meet inworld or chat with through the hunters’ group will become an insta-posse armed with hysteria-fueled humour. I haven’t met a best friend or the man of my dreams on hunts, but I have flirted with some fabulously dressed women and punned my mouth off with all and sundry. And I once had an extraordinary experience with a hunter who was following her nose around the sim while I worked out the elaborate riddle-clues she was finding. Combining strategies made it possible for us to find all the gifts, which quickly dispersed our thoughts of taking epic revenge on the devilish creator.

For more info about the FTLO hunt, visit

Credits to creators
thingummy: Cool Beans, FTLO Science-Keychain
hair: Truth, Gloria Treacle
skin: Tres Blah, Pale Jejune Prissy
shoes: Maitreya Gold, Allure Tights Black
pose with goofy face: Croire, Panties Pose (Starlust Panty Raid dollarbie)
dress: Boom, Carbon Ion
home: Abode, Pastel Row House (former hunt gift)

“Ever been to sea, Billy?”

I know that I shouldn’t fear The Sea Hole. It’s just another boutique. Even if it is draped in nets and smells faintly of krill, it’s no scarier than Pig or F’d Up or Inzane Klown Killz 7. (Okay, I made that last one up.) But think about all those eerie creatures that Drinkenstein Sorbet likes to draw on her outfits: they move weirdly in dark waters, their pincers and tentacles at the ready. Even when I don’t worry about being ravaged by tentacles, I can’t help fearing the sea. It’s all very well to be welcomed aboard a pirate ship by a sexy captain in a chic Harem Jumpsuit.

But how do you know she isn’t a ghost determined to take you deep into some depthy sea hole off the coast of Nova Scotia? A couple of suggestions: giant hats adorned with model schooners are always a sign of the supernatural; and you cannot trust an AV wearing Gato’s Dragon makeup, with cleavage or without. (Gato, by the way, will temporarily close its skin shop, so individual skins are now on sale for 100L and fatpacks are 500L.)

We all know that bone-chilling things occur at sea. Things like the blowing of cold, brisk air and the consumption of caviar. When I was ten, I crossed the Atlantic ocean on a Russian ship and was so hungry that I ate every last completely unrecognizable thing on my plate.

Yes indeed, the sea air makes everyone indiscriminate.

Credits to creators
Look one
outfit: The Sea Hole, Harem Jumpsuit Black (from Pookie Flea Market)
hat: Bare Rose [B@R], Hat B from the Pirates Ball outfit
skin: Gato, Dragon Cleavage (gg)
hair: Lamb, Lost Milk
necklace: Primalot, Mine! [click on the pic to see the octopus in the cameo] (subo gift)
shoes: Maitreya Gold, Allure Tights
poses: C.O.D. and with love & squalor

Look two
skirt: The Sea Hole, Lost at Sea Skirt Okami Villan Crab
top: Surf Couture, Canvas Garden Top Tomato
skin: Cupcakes, Fantasy-Coral-Rainbow (old gg)
hair: Posh, Melody Sunflower (from the big giveaway bag at The Rumor)
jewellery: Bliensen + MaiTai, Snake Charmer (earrings and necklace bought separately at The Washes 10L sale; check the store)
shoes: Maitreya Gold, Allure Tights
prop and pose: ???, Beating Heart (old hunt gift)
blood: A:S:S:, Bloody Hell Full Body Tattoo and Jeans (bought on XStreet)
emotion: Adorkable Poses, Emoter HUD (freebie)

location: Extensor