Wrestle me to the mat

cat napped ptr Today I thought I’d say a word about the weird shadowy pics I like to make. I have almost no control over this light. In fact, my computer is such a piece of junk that the lighting winks on and off, from lit to black and lit again, endlessly. I have to keep trying to capture the screen shot, waiting for it to hit like lightning in a horror movie. This is often time-consuming. I find that I have more success getting the shot when I close my eyes. I suspect this is because the number of seconds between lights on and lights off is absurd and too awkward for humans to master: something like 11.3731. Time, not computer hardware, is the enemy after all. (There are musings on kink under the cut. Don’t venture there if shibari and envy frighten you.) Continue reading

Sounds in the night

shadowed2 Portia is wearing the sexy lace leggings from Cameron Vasiliov’s latest offering from B.D.R. The Hunting Souls outfit will set you up for Hallowe’en. It includes a bandeau top, wings, horns and plain and gruesome versions of a neck corset. There are also more appliers than this blogger can explain. Check out the vendor for deets. And don’t venture under the cut if you are kink-averse.
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Glories

horns at play The glorious new Nyraxis horns from Aikea Rieko of The Plastik are available for a few more days at We <3 Roleplay. For some reason I find forehead horns sexier than horns behind the ears or atop the head. (I guess I like the idea of goring anyone who disappoints me in bed.) The horns are materials-enhanced. With Advanced Lighting enabled and the right Windlight (I like Phototools) you can see the delicate texture and striations on the bones.
swooning blur Also glorious—Moon’s Wight Birth hair in Fades, my favourite Moon colour palette.

Credits to creators
MOON{Hair}. Wight Birth (at Secret Affair)
:[P]:- Nyraxis Horns [Fore-MAT]:// Ancient [NEW; beads and gem are colour change] (at We <3 Roleplay)
:[P]:- Astrali Skin[Basic]:// Minerva
:[P]:- Soul Ink Reloaded://(Tint):Jame
:[P]:- Soul Ink Reloaded://(Tint):Jakar
:[P]:- Soul Ink Reloaded://(Tint):Liner-Speckles
.:ellabella:. Saint – Jet – chin
:[P]:- Cailin Dress-Cinch [S]:// Kadiene
:[P]:- Fyriana Cuffs:// Kadiene
:[P]:- Krysis Choker://Tribal-Kadiene
:[P]:- Krysis Cord (Med)://Tribal-Kadiene
:[P]:- Krysis Cord (Short)://Tribal-Kadiene
{S0NG} :: Chibi~ Abyss Eye (at TDR Fusion)
pose one Kirin
pose two Ma Vie
location Tierra Del Fuego

Sweet and bright

orange dress Riri Nini, who designs for h.m.a.e.m, is known for her eccentric couture. But she also does minimal, clean-lined items— like the new Gaia dress—which recall the mod 1960s. This short strapless dress combines two simple shapes and punctuates them with symmetrical portholes. Some of the dresses are tone-on-tone, as in the orange version pictured here, and in the black and grey variations. Adventurous customers can opt for a shocking combo of marine blue and acid green, while shy girls can choose a subtle pairing of dove grey and rose. One of my rules as a blogger is that I am not allowed to wear anything I haven’t blogged. I broke that rule for Gaia and pranced around in one version after another on the pretense that I need to do more road-testing. For you, dear reader, for you.

gaia by riri My second last-minute Hair Fair recommendation is Milana’s Mint, an array of improbable curls (with a couple of flexi bits that bounce and make me giggle). Be sure to blow this pic up to see the beautiful speckles on Eclectica’s octopus necklace and the Free Bird nails patterned after the top of a pristine pencil. In order to see the large version of a pic, one has to click on it and then scroll down and select the original size. This is a major drawback of the Bushwick theme imho.

Credits
h.m.a.e.m- Gaia dress orange S (NEW; ty Riri!)
(Milana) Mint – Light Blondes (at Hair Fair till the 27th)
-FAUN- Xi Gladiator Sandals -Salmon- needs Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) Flat
Eclectica, Octopus Neckpiece-Coral(f)
::C’est la vie !:: Teddy Lamb(ivory/flower)mesh (gacha at The Dreamers)
.Birdy. Imogen Skin ~Porcelaine~ Frost (Bare) (past gacha)
Essences – Moles (new!) tintable
:[P]:- Aerin Cuff-R Arm :// Rosegold (past gacha)
[ glow ] studio – I’ll Rock you ring(gold rose sha)
Free Bird, Slink nail applier pencil pattern (free)
pose by h.m.a.e.m not available

Supernatural

midnight
It’s very evocative—the name of the new event. The Instruments it’s called. It made me orchestrate an ensemble of Zib Scaggs’ bountiful Kiele dress for Zibska and Shortcake Sugarplum’s plentiful Model Lashes for No. 7. The towering lashes are colour change and the Kiele dress, with its cage skirt and floral orbits, is available in blue and charcoal as well as the citrus and purple shades you see here. Hedda is looking a little odd as a nocturnal cutie with tanned skin. This was a Fifty Linden Friday edition of the Astrali skin from Aikea Reiko of The Plastik. The full-body tattoo is paler than the skin. And it’s gorgeous. Nobody does body art with more creativity and elegance than Ms. Rieko. Continue reading

Luniarrah in the sky

Luniarrah's leap

Luniarrah is one of Aikea Rieko’s new skins for The Plastik at Fantasy Faire, which ends today, Sunday the 11th of May. You will find details about the skins in my previous post, Izrahli in the rain. Luniarrah’s tattooed body reminds me of nothing so much as French vanilla ice cream, which is far tastier than the anglophone version.fob

My av is wearing a number of pieces from Folly’s Mother of Dragons gacha, which you will find at Fantasy Faire. These are infinitely colour changeable: each piece features about five distinct parts and ten colours to choose from. (Weirdly, I had to turn off full bright in the texture menu to get the gems to show.) While the pauldrons are ultra rare, I wasn’t that chuffed to win them. I own cauldrons o’ pauldrons, but my very first fanny fob…made parts of me throb.

Credits to creators
:[Plastik]:- Astrali Skin[Basic]:// Luniarrah (at Fantasy Faire; ty Aikea Rieko)
.::Mother Goose’s::. pointed lashes-1
[LeLutka]-SEIKO hair – MarilynFade
Folly: Mother of Dragons Pauldron ULTRA RARE
Folly: Mother of Dragons Fanny Fob COMMON
Folly: Mother of Dragons Vajewels COMMON
Folly: Mother of Dragons Rings COMMON
ieQED, hand.spike.titanium shoes
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) XS – Mid
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – XSmall
pose one: Kirin, Lost in Space pack
Pics were shot at Opium, which is where people go to play with each other’s fobs.

Izrahli in the rain

better
Some women’s trees are bigger and wetter than yours. If you don’t like the rain, you shouldn’t venture past the cut. Not even with an umbrella.
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Charity on the wing

chloris flies
Fantasy Faire doesn’t last long and there are so many sims that one has to shop almost as much as birds have to eat. I forage efficiently by fastening on charity items. Any event that encourages a generous shopper to buy a dozen things in purple is asking for trouble, so I tend to narrow my focus to items that tone that purple down or go off menu. I bought chunky blue sabots at Bliensen + MaiTai, a heart-shaped, red-flowered tree pose prop from Boudoir and the circlet and dress shown here. The elegant Chloris dress from 22769 can be worn with or without sleeves. The 22769 team has outdone itself with this dress, which is available in other colours. They are also offering outsized crowns that make the medieval look modern. (All their items are wonderfully inexpensive.) The lovely and delicate Lys Circlet from The Plastik features a colour-change setting and is also available in dozens of other gem-stones. Another charity item from creator Aikea Rieko is a purple skin with bright-orange body paint. You may have to get it just so you can tremble at the thought of it lurking in your inventory.

Credits to creators
/Wasabi Pills/ Sanna Mesh Hair – Gingerbread (NEW at Fantasy Faire Sanctum; ty MissAllSunday Lemon!)
22769 ~ [femme] Chloris Dress White S (Fantasy Faire Hope’s Horizon RFL donation item)
:[Plastik]:- Lys Circlet:// Lily (Fantasy Faire Faery Court RFL donation item)
DRD, Mechanical Flutters uncommon (gacha at Fantasy Faire)
Essences – Luaflor *lait* blonde (this was a TDR or 50LF release)
Anais Gaea, creator, black diamond earring (on Marketplace)
FINESMITH – Kirin’s poem brown- RING
Kunstkammer, Glamazon Necklace (an oldie, one of my first and best hunt gifts in SL)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
Kirin, Lost in Space pose pack

Take this longing

patience It’s that end-of-the-month moment when everything’s been blogged but one still has the itch. It’s time to love the lull, to sit very very still before the next round of events begins. Knowing there will be a new flood come May 1st does nothing to relax me today. Indeed, the chaos of too many choices could sink me. I must take pictures now, while the fish and I can keep our heads above water.
hooked Hedda’s skin is Pandorah by Aikea Rieko of The Plastik. It is just one of the 100 skin tones in her Astrali line. The colour changes with the Windlight. It’s so fascinating to see it shift from grape to lavender, grey and blue.
toes I once saw a bondage film in which a woman was secured only by her big toes. She was unable to move from atop the table where she stood but only a piece of ordinary string was holding her there. Bondage as simple and light as that is almost symbolic. It plays up the desire to give over control rather than the one to be prevented from acting.

Take This Longing

Credits to creators
Zibska, Daphnis (NEW. The hooks and fishes can be worn separately. This is a VIP group gift. There’s a 200L fee to join but many previous gifts are still available. Ty Zib!)
The Plastik- Astrali Skin[Basic]:// Pandorah (ty Aikea!)
Mad’, Scale Pasties (NEW)
Nox. Beauty Marks [Four]
[LeLutka]-SEIKO hair – BlueNightFade
Clemmm – ReSnick eyes .black sclera.Rack
.ARISE. Ankle Cuff / Black (left ankle only in pack; colour change)
Slink, Mesh Feet (Av Enhance) Medium XXS
:[Plastik]:- Clara Shrug [M]:// Faust (came with a whole outfit called Faust)
Lolas ::: Tango ::: Mesh Breasts (spine)
A:S:S, Art Deco Nails for Slink feet and hands
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small
Rack Poses, Tied for you chair 3 (gacha)