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

Honey trap

htfinalDevious Mind’s latest outfit is called Lady Vayne. If you can’t afford one of the versions from the regular line, you can play gacha for five special colours, with each play costing 150L. The black and red version, which I won first try, is supposed to be the rare colour, but I’ve seen it on other blogs. (Could Silvia Olivier be more gorgeous?) So I played again for you, my lovely readers, and I’m delighted to show you the ice-blue version. The outfit includes a bird-beaked mask not shown here. (I wanted my av to be pwitty.) If you’re a fan of Lolas and Glam Affair, you should pop down and pick up a skin applier, which Aida Ewing has made for each of the tones in her latest lines (Arctic, America, Europa, Jamaica, Africa). Each applier is 210L.

kikilI admit it. I couldn’t get enough of the second season of The Hour. I loved seeing the Soho nightclub filled with showgirls and gangsters. But most of all I loved Ben Wishaw as Freddy. I may have mentioned before that I love a boyish Brit who looks like he needs a real woman to feed him. (By force, if necessary. With whipped cream, of course.) I also relish the sight of an intense, narcissistic actor playing beta male.

Credits to creators
devious minds, Vayne **ICE** (gacha)
:: Purple Moon :: Winter Queen in Ice Gloves (part of group gift emsemble; fee to join)
[Shag] – Cherie (roots) – afterglow
Glam Affair – Amberly – Europa Frostbite 03 Red (November Collabor88)
Glam Affair, Lolas applier Europa
Lolas ::: Tango ::: Mesh Breasts
(wml)Thethreefates:Atropos(Sever) set (not available)
N-core, SHARK 2 “One Voice Edition”
Glitterati, Boobalicious poses
location: Looking glass sim [sp?]
The first pic was GIMPed and GIMPed again. One big problem was the way the lights turned the bra layer lavender. Please forgive my clumsy repainting.

Licking my chops

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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

Haunted hollow

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She’s not dead. She’s just post-processed that way. Nomine’s 100L sale ends today, but the Cross Halter Dress is eternal. Munchflower Zaius lavished such care on the individualized fabrics of sixteen gorgeous variations on this gown that it was extremely difficult to choose just one to show you. While many are full-on goth, there are a number of variations that would work for 1930s role-play or an evening at The Gardens of Apollo. The dress is mesh and comes in only two sizes, so be sure to try the demo if you are used to XXS-XL sizing. Portia fit the Standard version just fine, but it was more fun to blow her up to fill out the Curvy version.

Credits to creators
Nomine, Mesh Cross Halter Dress Curvy – cherry
Glam Affair – Halloween skin GIFT
:[P]:-Soul Ink-Lothlorien
::DT:: ::JoLiE:: V2 Beautymarks Moles and Freckles
– .HoD. – Compassion Piercing Set Prt. 1 – Silver Lining
[plastik]-DrownTattoo-Upper
>TRUTH< Zaria – ivory
House of Fox, Feather Tippet (recent subo gift)
Bliensen + MaiTai – Samedi – Earring – Red Glass -
Fleshtone :: Narsha Vanity Cuff [Onyx/Gold]
:: PM :: Demonia Claws (VIP gift, small fee to join)
pose: PDA
location: Wretched Hollow