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.

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)

Rusty

Icarette When she falls, it’s not from heaven. But her shoes are divine. (And a gift from the subscriber at ieQed.)

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Going to the Erotigacha event and hoping for rust sounds like a bad sign for my love life. But I did so want DRD’s rust cuffs and rare rust iron maiden—and I scored on my first two tries. I have to say that this bodysuit from Pr!ck fairly begs for some bushy old-school pubes, but I had none in my inventory. (I wonder why not….) A fascinating full-body tattoo from La Malvada Mujer is my arty make-do.

Credits to creators
ieQED, rose.sandal.copper (new subo gift)
Slink, Female Feet (AvEnhance) XXS – High
DRD, handshackle rust (at Erotigacha)
DRD, iron maiden rust (at Erotigacha)
[ContraptioN] Junkyard Devil Wings RARE *rust* spine F (old gacha; try yard sales)
– Pr!cK – TiaYme Two – ReD (with Lolas applier)
-Glam Affair – Aria – Jamaica 07 C (at Collabor88)
La Malvada Mujer – Rhythmic system tattoo (ty Faina Cortes for this and for the makeups!)
La Malvada Mujer – Hydra n1 /eyebrows only
La Malvada Mujer – warrior #4 \decor\ only
:: DUTCH TOUCH ::IsiS:: Eyelashes (n/a)
creator Jeanny Seidel, spank marks (I don’t know where these came from.) (I mean, I know where spank marks come from. I just don’t know where these ones came from.) (It was dark, see, and…)
:[Plastik]:- Krysis Earring-Liara [L-Short]:// Eastern Sunrise (this was a special edition; there are many more styles)
Amacci Hair, Maria ~ Dark Copper
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – XSmall
pose one: Kirin, Lost in Space pack at Pose Fair
pose two: Kirin, Burlesque pack (former Collabor88)

Heavy is the head

street There’s nothing like going up for tenure to give a person a headache. All the contradictory advice makes me sweaty. All the judgy judginess of the judging makes me cranky. And then there’s holding my colleagues’ hands as they fret over my prospects. I want to postpone the panic. They want to have it now. And the whole process takes a year. A year of angst. I’ve decided that the only way to get through this assessment period is to reposition “executive realness” for the modern woman. That’s why Portia is decked out in Riri Nini’s new Afreak jackets for h.m.a.e.m and Delmar Quintessa’s crowns for West 143rd. You will have to take the express train to snag the jackets, and coordinating, but not matching, skirts, at The Couturier’s Docks, where only 50 copies are for sale. The gold-and-black banded version of the crown, along with a mini-crown and a collar, are for sale at this month’s round of The Gallery Gift Shop. Other combos of black, silver and gold are available at the mainstore on a limited time offer.
portrait More real than real. More knit than necessary?

Credits to creators
Hump day
h.m.a.e.m. – Afreak jacket – 002 – M (NEW at the Couturiers Docks; ty Riri!)
W E S T 143RD. HONEYCOMB CROWN – Black & Gold band links (at The Gallery Gift Shop; ty)
**COCO*_SleevelessBlouse(Black)_(free)
:[Plastik]:- Reverence Skirt [XS-C]://Noir
Glance Skins – Anais – August – No Brows
*Glance Skins – Anais – September – Glossy 06
.random.Matter. – Misery Brows (at Cosmetic Fair)
.Birdy. {Liner} 5
NOX. Sunspots [Three] (at Cosmetic Fair)
*League* Aria Hairbase -Dark
blackLiquid, EARRING – KAJA
Tokidoki, Elephant Bag Light
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small
FINESMITH, GOLD knot BANGLES (vip gift)
[HANDverk]Wassily Ring.red/gold.left
.Renegade. Lace-up Plaform Sandals (XXS) – Black
Slink, Female Feet (AvEnhance) XXS – Mid

Executive class
h.m.a.e.m. – Afreak jacket – 001 – M (NEW at the Couturiers Docks; ty Riri!)
h.m.a.e.m. – buffy clutch – she’s the night-hand hold L (NEWish; ty Riri!)
W E S T 143RD. HONEYCOMB CROWN – Black (ty Delmar!)
:[Plastik]:- Reverence Skirt [XS-C]://Noir [short and cute, with black, white or beltless versions and in tons of colours; ty Aikea!]
*COCO*_BowShirt(Black) (free)
*Glance Skins – Anais – August – No Brows
*Glance Skins – Anais – September – Matte 10
.random.Matter. – Misery Brows (at Cosmetic Fair)
.Birdy. {Liner} 5
NOX. Sunspots [Three] (at Cosmetic Fair)
*League* Aria Hairbase -Dark
Pure Poison – Bunny Earrings (NEW subo gift)
[HANDverk]Wassily Ring.red/gold.left (not available)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small
.Renegade. Lace-up Plaform Sandals (XXS) – Black
Slink, Female Feet (AvEnhance) XXS – Mid

poses are not available