Take step, insert spring

rush The first time I tried to shoot BCC’s beautiful Regency dress I had the bonnet and the curls…everything needed to portray Elizabeth Bennet. But the shots fell flat. Even my attempt to do a zombie Lizzie turned out lifeless. (Note to self: pose no av next to a repro of Napoleon Visiting the Plague House at Jaffa.) Yesterday, the combination of Clawtooth’s big blonde hair and the Nikki skin from Mother Goose’s led me to lovely land and the gown found its setting.

dew If I call this look a harbinger of spring, winter will take revenge. So let’s pretend that we don’t know the world can be green and haven’t the slightest intention of eloping with the first soldier who offers.

Credits
{B.C.C} Jane Empire Dress White XS (this dress skews big, so be sure to demo)
::Mother Goose’s::.Nikki_LB (NEW LB)
.::DD::. Steam Collar (white) – COMMON (NEW at Madpea’s gacha fest)
Clawtooth: Girl Trouble – Wheat (at the Arcade)
The Secret Store – Wild Flowers – Bouquet/Cornflowers (at the Arcade)
(Yummy) Pearl Bracelet and Earrings
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
:::Sn@tch, Avril Stockings (White):::
(TokiD)colour flats (calm) (not available)
- Glam Affair – Stella Eyes n4
pose 1: Slouch, pose pack 1 at Fiera (NEW)
location1: Winter moon
pose 2: Glitterati, Headshot
location 2: Art Dummy

If this be cute

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I was gonna take the night off and watch Hannibal, but TuttiFrutti’s adorable Valentina dress saved me from myself.

*TuttiFrutti* Valentina Mesh MiniDress – Rose [M] (NEW and exclusive for the Summer Fashion Festival until the 16th of June; ty Bela Tolsen!)
[yulicie] Anya – Light Blond
.::Mother Goose’s::.Natalie-1L$ skin
C’est la Vie, Teapot Bag Navy (gacha at Sounds Gravis Beach Gala #2 event)
Shakeup! Fabric-Flower Ring [Sweet] (Arcade gacha)
Tee*fy Colour Blocking Minimalism Bangle Ocean Shade R and Peach L
Pig – Knee Sock Mit Suspenders – White Sock
pose by PDA
location Virtual Decay
GIMPage minimal

Bank robbery not required

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I couldn’t find New Mexico on the grid, so I decided the wild west would have to work with the irresistible palette and creations of the Santa Fe collection at Collabor88. Last month, it seemed to me that too many items were priced at 188L and higher. This month felt more like the orgies I remember from the past because the loveliest items are priced at 88L. A girl can take home a handful of the fab furs from (fd) and a big bag of bodysuits from The Sea Hole without going broke.


Allegory Malaprop of Schadenfreude is fast becoming my fave footwear designer. This month, the lucky Collabor88 shopper—female or male—can take home the multi-part colour-change version of the new Amargosa boot for only 488L.

Credits to creators
at Collabor88
The Sea Hole – Painted Desert Bodysuit – Chamomile
The Sea Hole – Painted Desert skirt (MESH) XS – Dove
(fd) Hobo Fur – Midnight (Large)
Schadenfreude, Amargosa Boots MESH
LaGyo_Santa Fe necklace gold (colour change)
LaGyo_Santa Fe ring gold (colour change)

elsewhere
.::Mother Goose’s::.Abbey-1L
~Mynerva~GG Eyeliner, Shadow
.::Mother Goose’s::.(br)eyeline
IT GIRLS- Daph Eyeshadow -Guchi
:[P]:- Ataciara Makeups- Smudgy Shadow.
:: DUTCH TOUCH ::SjOrS:: Eyelashes Duo – Blue tips
[e] Interrupt – Brown 08 (discounted!)
WD, Steampunk Pirate Gun (old hunt gift)
Maitreya Allure Tights – Midnight
pose one: PDA
pose two: !bang (old 50L Fri gift)

location: Black Diamond Ghost Town
Hello, my name is Portia and I’m a GIMPaholic.

This is bliss

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Fall feels like summer when your avatar pairs an oversize linen shirt new from Amarelo Manga with skinny jeans fresh from TuttiFrutti. Available at My Attic at The Deck, Bela Tolsen’s new jeans come in a handful of fabrics: red or blue dotted with a minimalist paisley, a multi-coloured abstract pattern packing comic-strip kapow, and the gold, burgundy and pink pattern shown here, which is just plain gorgeous. Luana Barzane’s lace-decorated, transparent Tilla blouse reminds me of Gianfranco Ferré in his heyday.

Credits to creators
*TuttiFrutti* Memories – Mesh Skinny Jeans – [XXS] (NEW; at My Attic; ty Bela!)
[Amarelo Manga] – Blouse Tilla [S] (NEW; ty Luana Barzane!)
LaGyo_Jackie earrings (at TDR; if attempting to move these is crashing your computer, uncheck “Snap” on the menu that comes up when you choose edit)
.::Mother Goose’s::.Amelie(SGB)
Vestigium – Little Lamb [T] Dark
tram A817 hair / maroon (size40)
[KAMOURASKA] Rouyn Porcupine Cuff Matte Ebony
pose: male pack free from Izumiya
location: Zibska
it’s a GIMPless wonder!

Hold the nurple

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Once again, I am urging Pleisure readers to resist the seasonal temptation to wear purple, orange and black all at once. Today’s post also demos that a sophisticated, subdued purple is just as festive as a royal purple. My av’s adorable witch ensemble is WEG’s gift for the Halloween decathlon hunt on the RMK sim. To be perfectly honest, it was a lot of work just getting set up with HUDs and stuff at the sim landing point. Then I had to find the storyteller from whom I could wrangle this outfit. (And a human shoulder. I can’t explain it. You have to be there. Sort of there.)

I think the storyteller’s name is Ann. She’s a pretty girl in a goth lolita outfit. I needed to essay fourteen math questions in order to get ten correct. I admit that I am bad at math. Until I get my MacBook widgets all in a row. And then I calculate like a rabbit. Go forth and multiply, my pretties!

Credits to creators
:::WEG::: Bewitch! (gift in RMK sim hunt; includes unanimated broom, cart and tree not shown)
(Milk Motion) ombre tights
/Wasabi Pills/ Izumi Mesh Hair – (BOOBS) – Black coffee (NEW at Fameshed; thank you Ms. Lemon!)
.::Mother Goose’s::.Amelie(SGB) (30L at Sounds Gravis Beach event)
IT GIRLS – Chloe Pale Lip3
.::Mother Goose’s::. Sienna/Suzanna _ShapE
I forget the location. I remember GIMPing.

It’s super natural

Full of 10L treats, Natural also stocks a bunch of Lucky Boards dispensing things I couldn’t make heads nor tails of, partly because I don’t speak Japanese. The LB prize pig-in-a-bucket necklace, for instance, which had the acronym AFK in its title. I clicked and clicked and clicked, getting only a resize menu, and then suddenly received a folder containing a large wearable floating pig that holds a big AFK sign. Everything I grabbed at Natural came boxed in a delightful way, much to the chagrin of my inner inventory-counter, which disapproves of keeping even the cutest store-boxes. (Tell me you didn’t keep one of Tiny Bird’s nests!) The mirror worn here is just the box for the two Snow White Hunt gifts inside, one of which involves a coffin and a lot of bunnies (of course).

Sometimes I only want to shoot Portia, but right now I’m on a foreign shapes kick, and I picked up a pack of Bini variations from Mother Goose’s for 50L. Mother Goose’s generous output of Lucky Board and dollarbie items, most of them skins, is astounding. I am always afraid that Milok Hermit is going to go broke supplying the grid with doodled-on, scraped-up, and bandaged teens.

Credits to creators
skin: Mother Goose’s, Lewrence2 LB1 (LB)
shape: Mother Goose’s, Bini ShapE2 (50L set)
hair: Tiny Bird, Jailbird Light Black 1
dress: Slow Kitchen, Old Fashioned Dot Dress Black (gg available till 09.26)
tights: Luce, Forest Tights (gift)
eyes: HooT, Sunrise Eyes
necklace: Natural, Pig AFK (LB)
mirror: Natural, Snow White Hunt gift box
odd kite: DJ, Black Butterfly Dying (MFW gift)

Princess to pauper

Towa’s chocolatey lace confection is a celebration gift to mark the opening of her second store. This is great news for Towa in times that couldn’t be worse for Linden Labs, which yesterday announced that it will lay off one third of its employees. In this post, I’m taking Anorak from gormless princess to geeky pauper in recognition of the newly unemployed. Here’s hoping they will be back to cocktail dresses very soon.

I am a freebie fanatic, as Anorak’s body and outfit attest. But I do support creators by spending what I can within a reasonable budget. Anorak, who is watching me type, just snorted. She has adopted the texting standard of shorthand communication for everyday use, so there’s no point asking her what she means. One snort must suffice. Is she mocking me for never buying fatpacks and refusing to pay $900 for a pair of shoes?

Or does she know that this week’s sales prompted me to cheat a little on the budget? Fri.day, Zaara, LG Femme, now Kyoot. The opportunities can’t be passed up. I have to say, however, that when I’m cheating to take advantage of sales, I shouldn’t also be browsing Tic Tac and snapping up this cute dress by Fall into Decay. Yes, Anorak, I have sinned. (/me wonders where I can get sackcloth and ashes for free. I think Anorak would look swell in them.)

Credits to creators
Look one
dress: Towa, Lace Dress Brown (group gift at new store)
hair: fri.day, Neva Jealous Red (on sale now)
skin: YS & YS, Stella Cute Skin (old Dressing Room item)
shape: Beautiful Girls, Odette (pay what you want at Free*Style)
shoes: Baby Monkey, Mimi Sparrow Mary Janes (group gift)
jewellery: Caroline’s, Anne Crystal Gold Set
specs: Duboo, Choucream Glasses (subo gift)
stockings: INZane, Kendra Lingerie stockings
eyes: Poetic Colors, Cosmic Dreams (freebie)

Look two
dress: Fall into Decay, B
hair: Soup, Shooting Star Hunt gift
skin: Mother Goose’s, LEE troublemaker2 (dollarbie)
shape: Beautiful Girls, Odette (pay what you want at Free*Style)
bag: YS & YS, Summer BigBag Earth (current Dressing Room item)
shoes: Duboo, Supermarket Shoes (Animal) (subo gift)
specs: Duboo, Choucream Glasses (subo gift)
bracelets: Eclectica, Tortoiseshell Bracelets (DSN item)
eyes: Poetic Colors, Cosmic Dreams (freebie)

Notice the difference between the first two pics and the last? Thanks to Luna Jubilee for explaining that checking High Res Snapshot is not enough!

See reverse for details

If you don’t have a fashion blog, you’ll have a tough time showing off the lovely decals featured on the back of new t-shirts by 1 Love 13 and Fashionably Dead. If you want to impress your friends with these tees, you will have to walk backwards into the next barbeque, taking care to not trip over sleeping dogs, which you should, I’m told, let lie. The great thing about SL is that, while it is impossible to reverse your shirt, as you might in RL, it is easy to walk backwards.

Of course, that means no one will see your sweet new skin by Sowelu. The free skins featured in this post come with a cute teen shape. They definitely look better on Miss Q and Anorak, pictured here, than they do on Pleisure’s more mature models.

Fashionably Dead’s Lamb Decal Tee, a Stumblebum offering, comes with a feather necklace that can be worn separately.

Credits to creators
Look one
shirt: I love 13, Matrioschka Tank (group gift, 13L join fee)
skin: Sowelu, Skin May Gift (group gift)
shape: Free*Style, Little Miss Quirk (pay what you want)
hair: TekuTeku, Soap Mint (group gift)
undies: SK Designs, part of Slim Shorts Blue outfit
tattoo: Mother Goose’s, Skull Aarm (group gift pack)
bangles: Sigma Jewels, Bangles in Wood Colours [2 sets] (Fashion Freaks Hunt gift)
eyes: amato, Mist 01 (old freebie)

Look two
shirt: Fashionably Dead, Lamb Decal Tee (Stumblebum until June 4)
necklace: Fashionably Dead, Single Feather necklace [comes with Lamb Decal Tee]
skin: Sowelu, Skin Whimsical Gifts April 2010 (group gift)
shape: Beautiful Girls, Odette (pay what you want at Free*Style)
hair: Kin, Oralee One Bun Green
shorts: Alatiel, Pretty in Shorts (May group gift)
bangles: Eclectica, Tortoiseshell Bracelets (DSN item)
eyes: amato, Mist 01 (old freebie)

Earl Grey would not approve

It’s not every day that you realize that your avatar and your alt have really flat @sses. But that’s not what I want to write about today. I mean, I’m not here to talk about the perky round butt of Pleisure’s new model, Miss Q. (Damn you, Miss Q.!)

I was all set to do a champale post with TWhore’s Tiq Toq dress and Tiny Bird’s 50L Friday dress, until Project Themeory served tea. And Aranel Ah, of Boom, turned her new canvas carry-all into a tea bag. (It costs a mere 75L, and is available only until midnight today, May 16th, so you better hustle your avatar’s cute round bustle.) In the United States, tea has taken on an unpleasant connotation because of the right-wing Tea Party movement, so I was relieved to see that Ms. Ah’s new tote is named Tea Baggin, in honour of a practice that Republican Tea-Partiers would revile as a homosexual perversion.

Credits to creators

bag: Boom, Tea Baggin (Project Themeory item)
dress: *tw, tiq toq dress – champale (group gift)
hair: Uncle Web Studio, Ann Hair type-A size L brown (freebie)
shape: Free*Style, Little Miss Quirk (pay what you want)
skin: Mother Goose’s, Lee troublemaker1 (dollarbie)
shoes: G Field, Platform Shoes “Rosette” – brown (subscribo gift)
belt: fri.day, Cinch Belt (Brown), part of Paradiso Romper
tights: Scribble, Acrobat Leotard Falcon Brown (no longer available)
jewellery: Eclectica, Tortoiseshell Bracelets (DSN item)
eyes: Tacky Star, “Dollhouse” big-brown