What to do

proud Wear Ila, by Nevery Lorakeet for LpD Makeup. (At Cosmetic Fair till January 31st in full, lips only, eyes only and no blush versions). Add Abominable Snow Baby. (Batteries not included.) Reminisce about that one wild night with Uncle Sugar.

Credits to creators
*LpD* MakeUp – *Ila* Complete (No Blush) (NEW at Cosmetic Fair; ty Nevery!)
-Glam Affair – Giselle – Sent to Destroy 3 (not available)
MIASNOW Lashes – CANDY 4 Drama (not available)
booN, cornrows hairbase black (NEW)
*LpD* – *Giada* Coat Black Ver.2 (Mesh – Size XS-XXS) (ty Nevery!)
Alchemy – Abominable Snow Baby – Hold – White (Birdy group gift with avatar and hold options; other colors available; Alchemy is a Birdy/Auxiliary collaboration)
Luas, Atenea earring (part of a gacha outfit)
MONS / Shocking eyes – grey

Some queens

bqaxc Some warrior queens are grouchy.
warq8 Some warrior queens are serene. Why is the black queen so pissed off?
bqspl Because size matters.

Look one
Eudora, Army Hi-Tops (NEW on Marketplace with 8 colour-changeable parts; thank you Eudora3D!)
Yasum, *MESH*Vikings Treasure*RARE*Size A*female*BULL* (at Fantasy Gacha Carnival but only until the 31st)
[ SAKIDE ] Attitude Collar Black (the fat pack has red, white and black collars and a variety of metals)
[ SAKIDE ] Sorcerer Outfit (at Perfect Wardrobe)
Clawtooth: Windswept – DevestatingBlackDip (at Collabor88)
MIASNOW Skin – WALKER Betty 4 (at Horrorfestthe inworld store seems to be gone and this isn’t available on Marketplace, and yet I swear I saw it somewhere recently)
MONS / Eyes – The Couturiers Docks – lime
ellabella, Helene’s Tears (only in pic 3)
.Olive. the Refreshed Bear Trap Bracelet – GunMetal(L)
Lolas ::: Tango ::: Mesh Breasts (spine)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Medium
Two cats, magical poses
Mishmish, A spool stool set [this is not for tinies]

Look two
Clawtooth: Windswept – CuteSpooks (at Collabor88)
ISON – amelia lace gown -S- (plum) (at Collabor88)
[ContraptioN] Pseudo Amor Harness (old V day hunt gift)
[ContraptioN] Pseudo Cogitatione Crown with [ContraptioN] Pseudo Cogitatione Bloody Tattoo (hunt gift)
:[Plastik]:-Aleria://Elven-Anjou;Hellish (not available)
~*S.E.*~ Cracks [Pink] (Facial Tattoo) (at Horrorfest)
:[Plastik]:/Sinistyle- RavenBracers Kharne (comes with collar; available at Plastik)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Medium
Mad’, Dirty Nails (VIP group)
Clemmm – ReSnick eyes .black sclera

Lightly GIMPed because my laptop is gooder than the last one.

Sticky or strict?

jbcfg copysm The typical Hallowe’en combination of orange and purple makes my hair stand on end. So it’s a relief to see Dorothy Darkfold do it right by desaturating the two in a frothy gothic lolita gown, which is free at Dimbula Rose. Shortcake Sugarplum of Lucky #7 opened her new mainstore with a beautiful, and very affordable, line of circus makeups. The Myriam makeup is part of the line, but it’s only available at The Gallery Gift Shop.

hof3 Another new makeup from #7 is a tintable diamond tattoo, which I’m showing in its out-of-the-box shade. I like the contrast of the pale white on the tan skin from Al Vulo. The Retro dress by House of Fox for Collabor88 is so beautifully textured that it makes any photographer look like a dodging-n-burning genius.

Be the party
:::Dimbula Rose::: Alice’s summer dress (free in the very bottom level of the shop)
[ no. 7 ] Circus Myriam {c} (NEW; at The Gallery Gift Shop; ty Shortcake!)
essences, Amaterasu lait brunette (recent gacha, not available)
MIASNOW Lashes – CANDY 4 Drama (donation item at Horrorfest, with proceeds going to epilepsy research)
::Dimbula Rose::: PK&GR clown eyes (not available)
Cute Poison – Horror Necklace RED (Raven) (gacha at Horrorfest)
KMADD Hair ~ LOLA (free)
location: Dimbula Rose

Scorn the party
[ no. 7 ] Circus Joker [tintable] (NEW; ty Shortcake!)
al vulo- Ylenia* Majestic blonde brow bisquit (former TDRF)
Color.Me.H.O.F Mesh [Retro Dress[Blue]_M (at Collabor88)
Zibska, Sevan ~ Earring (comes with necklace) (ty Zib!)
..:: BenS Beauty ::.. Melissa Line Ring Gold
Slink, Tall Leather Thigh Boots Average Black
[BURLEY]_Gosling_Black02
location: Virtual Decay

Rising star

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The new Star of Venus ballgown by Sion Pearl for MetaTheodora would do any diva proud. The rigged mesh gown is one piece: an articulated metal corset with glowing hoops over a floor-length green skirt. The resizable nipple covers and resizable helmet and the gauntlets are all separate pieces, which your av could pair with a latex catsuit for work or with jeans for girls night out.
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Try as I might, I could not get a full-length shot of Portia when I went on location to Hangars Liquides. Here she is relaxing in her trailer between takes.

Credits to creators
MetaTheodora, Star of Venus Ballgown (NEW, on Marketplace; ty Sian!)
MIASNOW Skin – WALKER Betty (insanely beautiful painted skin, comes with five lipsticks and eyebrow tat, and with a shape that can only be described as harrowingly hollow-cheeked) (NOW at Pumpkin Town event at Potpourri Markets until the end of October)
MIASNOW Eyes – PALE (at Marquis Market)
Lolas ::: Tango ::: Mesh Breasts
booN KGI848 hair purple
booN gathered raised hairbase purple
E-Clipse, O-X Necklace- Rare (AngelBlue) (at OriMeCre gacha; more info: http://www.lesfolies.org/)
:Hebenon Vial: Pitch Piercings [Ink, V.1]
Apple Spice, Gown pack
floorplan, teardrop trailer
location, photo 1: Hangars Liquides
GIMPed but not PIMPed

Chartreuse shines

teresa2final Today I found myself missing important things from my childhood. Dogs ran free in the 1970s. I miss screaming and bounding off every time we saw the extremely weird mop dog trot our way. (Poor thing.)
grafcharxlt Mouths were smaller in the 1970s. Sucking the juice out of a half-dozen honeysuckle blossoms was practically a full dessert.

Credits to creators
*LpD* – *Teresa* Dress Yellow (Mesh – Size S) [I replaced the white camisole with the top from *LpD* – *Giglio* Dress Turquoise-Yellow] (ty Nevery!)
*LpD* MakeUp – *Marta* Complete (at Cosmetics Fair; ty Nevery!)
Glam Affair – Lulu 04 BL (Arcade)
[DDL] Dream On (Light Blue) (I had no luck with the HUD, which made everything grey on my screen, so I am pretending the feet are socks)
“”D!va”” Hair “Lili” (Type A)(Onyx) (Collabor88)
FINESMITH, APRIL gift of earrings and necklace (still available, fee to join VIP group)
FINESMITH, KOSH BRACELET LEMON (old hunt prize)
MIASNOW Accessory – RING BOP ~LEMON QUARTZ (old gift)
pose one, Clemmm
pose two, Picture This!, Cherry Blossom Parasol pack (from last month’s Boutique)
location for pic two is Virtual Decay
Between GIMP and nothing, I choose GIMP.

Go big (spokesmodel)

lashesfrmd People often ask me how I manage to keep up with my research and writing while maintaining an unhealthy level of depression. The secret is letting yourself go. This is easy if your depression takes the form of paralysis. When, after half a day of sloth, you realize that you are once again shitting your life’s work away, going out to work without washing your hair feels like the right thing to do. If you are trying to be a productive member of society while neglecting all its duties and pleasures, you stand to benefit from the tricks I’ll share with you today.
1. Forget the shower
Take whore baths (all the cracks). It was good enough for your great grandmother. Not that she was a whore. She just didn’t have any running water. I use two cloths, one for the dirty parts and one for the delicate parts. I’ll let you decide for yourself what is which. Conserving energy by removing lights from your bathroom makes everything—including the all-white room itself—look much less dirty than you imagined.
2. Put the shower to better use
If you comb your long shedding hair into the sink, you have to clean up every last strand every day. Or they will tangle up in the drain. Eco-freindly unclogging costs you an hour’s worth of writing or moping time: 15 minutes fishing the decomposing hair out of the drain, 45 minutes gagging between fishing attempts. I discovered I could avoid all this by combing my locks into the tub that I wasn’t using for bathing.
3. Reluctantly use the shower properly
Studies show that Pssst! can only keep your hair smelling like an old lady for so long. Eventually it will smell like a dead old lady, and you will have to allow water to beat down on your bean. (Be sure to fish the hair out of the shower before you hop in. Feel satisfied that you’ve only had to round up the strays once this week.) I dispute the claim that having sex is the best motivator for more frequent and thorough bathing. It’s way too easy to convince yourself that staying sticky and wet, in more than one place, is some kind of tribute to your lover.
4. Stock up on basics
Postpone laundry for a month or more by buying dozens of panties. You can’t afford to pay twenty bucks a piece, so go to the big department store and find that one table with five pair for $19.99. Sure, they are going to be decorated with tiny turtles and inappropriately child-sized bows, but they will also be cotton, which is far healthier for the vajayjay (especially if you want to walk around sticky and wet after sex…). EMTs do not actually check your panties, so it’s safe to wear each pair for two days. Bonus: any morning you wake up late or frantic, you get to forget how many days that pair on the floor has already served. If you find a bra you like, buy three in black, saving the time you would waste trying to find another bra you like. If you wear all three identical bras before any single one of them is dirty, you will lose track of which one you’ve worn too many times and the pressure to wash them is off.
5. Multitask in the shower
If you have to shower, make it worthwhile by simultaneously washing out a couple of pairs of undies or a bra. Never wash more than one bra in one session: chances are you’ve forgotten what you did with the second one, but if you look several times you should be able to find the third one in one of the piles of all-black clothes on the chairs in your bedroom.

Credits to creators
MichaMi: Hedda Leather Dress in Wine_M
[ #7 ] D I S C O V E R Y – zero miles Lashes (at Finesmith’s Summer Boutique; ty Shortie!)
Miasnow, Sweety Pale
cStar Limited – Spectrum Lines Eyeliner (old gift)
>TRUTH< Demi – chocberry
bellballs/PIDIDDLE – Fringed Cuff – Tropical (Golden Finish)
MONS / Shocking eyes – sky
Glitterati, Pin up Girl pack (on sale till store close at end of June)
I always have time to GIMP.

Moonsrise

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Aliza Karu makes me want to read. The Angels and Demons creator is collaborating with Libriamo Tutti to celebrate a different book each month. This month’s Booklook is inspired by Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84, which I now want to read. [UPDATE: I am now reading it and have been for a while, and will be for a while, since it’s over 1,000 pages long. If you can make it to page 487 (in the English edition), when Aomame goes to work on Leader, the book does indeed turn wonderful. But those first 486 pages—ho hum, not “ho ho.”] Ms. Karu’s gorgeous ensemble includes miniature versions of the two moons that shine over Murakami’s Tokyo. In this ensemble, they float over an av’s shoulder, set off by a transparent train that rises up instead of trailing behind. Check out Callie Oh’s classic pic for a better sense of the whole look.
winterwhitell I suspect that this is a wedding gown, but given my recent complaints about men, I choose to see Portia as some kind of wintry vengeance demon. A scorned woman’s wish is her command.

Credits to creators
[AD Creations Dollhouse] Tribute to 1Q84 (NEW; ty Aliza Karu!)
Belleza- Noel Spring Skin (yesterday’s 50L F)
MIASNOW, Tears Makeup (V day subo gift)
JnD2, Galatea Nipples Vampire Medium Tattoo [because I maxed out on buoyancy and still couldn’t see Portia’s goods]
:[Plastik]:- Valah Markings- recolorable
[Shag] – Cherie (roots) – vodka
:: Purple Moon :: Winter Queen in Ice Gloves (from most recent group gift)
.:* LOULOU&CO *:. – Garter :: PISTOLERO :: White
ISON – carazon boot -S- (silver)
Stygian, Serpent Collar (this I got free eons ago; it might be in Dari’s Haus box of bondage freebies on Marketplace)
: Amorous : Die Schlacht (Earrings) (part of a set)
:Finesmith, Ring Winter love (recent gift)
[Plastik]-OniCollection-Cumulus-Silver eyes
poses: Del May and ???!!!
location: BCC

My pretties

sideht2ll I swear that someone somehow stole my blogging gene. I’m down to “system skirt bad; she pretty.” So I shall just say that I hereby offer you a shot of Aliza Karu’s tour-de-force Ania gown for AngelsDemons Creations. In addition to the dramatic cut-out back you see here, there are cuts in the front of the gown which make the dress look as though it’s independent of the body, not hung on it. Suvi Breil took a fabulous shot of the whole ensemble, from the front, because she’s a genetically sound blogger.
sweetyzel I am also featuring this beautifully ornate brooch, with optional stripe makeup, which is an Avenue Readers group gift in the A:S:S deLuxe shop at Zenshi. I like the look of the brooch on bare flesh, with its nasty screws set into Portia’s adamantium breast-plate. Portia is wearing MiaSnow’s unusual Sweety skin, a favourite of mine, in the Exotic tone. The Sweety skin comes with the lashes shown here, with eyebrows, a few lipsticks, and with basic options of cleavage and dimples on or off.

Credits to creators
Look one, pic one
[AD] Ania Gown (ty Aliza Karu!) [note that the mesh gown comes in only one size]
MiaSnow, Sweety PALE w/ bra cleavage
/Wasabi Pills/ Skye Mesh Hair – Orchid
*BOOM* Fearless wrist cuffs BrwnGlaze (at Collabor88)
S o H, Big Dragon Friend (old freebie: the year of the dragon will soon end, so breathe fire while you can)
PDA, Gangplank Oddment

Look two, pic two
A:S:S deLuxe – Playful Violence brooch (with stripe tattoo) (gift in shop: join Avenue Readers group)
/Wasabi Pills/ Jamie Mesh Hair – Rye
Zibska, Ayira ~ Ear Cuff [colour-change and resizable via menu]
MiaSnow, Sweety EXOTIC w/ bra cleavage, worn with LASHES black
MONS / DualColor eyes – green
Ma Vie, Ma Vie pose pack (60L limited time special at new pose shop from Miamai on the Glam Affair sim)

Look one, pic three
[AD] Ania Gown (ty Aliza Karu!) [note that the mesh gown comes in only one size]
MiaSnow, Sweety PALE w/ bra cleavage
[ #7 ] In the City Lashes M/C
Mynerva~Platinum Drow Eyeliner (old gift)
/Wasabi Pills/ Skye Mesh Hair – Storm
Finesmith, Happiness (includes a tiara; VIP group gift, with a fee to join, but I think it is also the current subo gift)

GIMPed for your safety.

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Her highness

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The pleated, pearl-beaded collar of Aliza Karu’s new Hoci dress made me think of Elizabeth I. How the TV got into the picture is anyone’s guess. (On second thought, it’s better we leave that one to my shrink.) Hoci is an elegant and delicate dress. The black skirt features an overlay of lace. The neck, sleeves and waist are adorned with long wavy fingers of black fringe. The dress itself is mesh and only comes in one size, so you should try the demo. In order to fit the mesh outfits from Angels and Demons Creations, I find that I have to make Portia a bit slimmer and less büby. As the saying goes, what scales down must pump up. (In other words, my next post will make you think you’re wearing 3-D glasses.)

Credits to creators
Angels and Demons, Hoci (mesh dress in one size; ty Aliza Karu!)
MiaSnow, Sweety Pale skin with LIPS natural lite
[Shag] – Cherie (roots) – afterglow
Chop Zuey, Escape from Manila Earrings (part of a set for the Womestuff hunt)
MONS / Shocking eyes – black
Glitterati, They’re Here pose prop
set: William Weaver, Build 004 (free on Marketplace)
Not so GIMPed.