Fashion for Life ends this coming Sunday, March 17, 2013. I don’t know why you aren’t out dropping a mere 250L on this slinky floral number from Lucia Genesis of World’s End Garden. Or at the very least admiring some ginormous ancient male bods. (I confess to finding Zeus most attractive. First, he’s lit like an old-timey movie-star. Second, dude owns a throne. Third, a roomy lap and a divine hand give a girl ideas.)
Portia’s eye makeup is also a donation item from Julie Hastings for White Widow. Remember that direct TPs will take you to the exact locations of your favourite creators’ booths.
Credits to creators
:::WEG:::, Precious S (donation item at Fashion For Life)
Glam Affair – Luria skin – 12 (at The Arcade)
[White~Widow - Face Tattoo] Cream Black/Gold w/eyeshadows (donation item at Fashion For Life)
[JB] Juicy Box – Beautiful Mess Tattoo
TuTy’s, Adorable Blue antracite hair
Rotten Toe, black ruff(resize script) (oldie)
LaGyo_Shield rings gold/black Lhand
N-core POISON “Noir Intense”
Xcite! ToKon Leather & Lace Cuff
celoe, mademoiselle.hat (old Xmas gift)
MONS / Shocking eyes – blue
BENT, Escher pose prop (old event exclusive)
To GIMP is divine.
I mentioned last week that I’ve been reading Angela Carter’s collection of feminist fairy tales, The Bloody Chamber. When it came time to blog the lovely Eleonora ensemble by World’s End Garden for The Gallery Gift Shop, I couldn’t help thinking of the many stories that begin with an invitation to enter a seemingly deserted mansion or castle. It’s a very bad idea to accept the invitation, even if one is hungry and tired and can’t get one’s car out of a ditch. And yet not one of Carter’s protagonists pulls out her iPhone and says “Yeah, no, there’s no fuc*ing way I’m going in there. I mean, ew! There has to be a Starbucks close by.” By entering the mansion, each damsel dooms herself to be forever transformed and, sometimes, happily enslaved. (A cute guy falls victim to a loathsome vampire with bad housekeeping habits, but it is she who is transformed by the encounter.)
I found this shockingly unnatural bondage horse when I teleported to World’s End Garden. I couldn’t resist playing. I’m very aware that today’s images of bondage seem to contradict yesterday’s post about ending violence against women. Although my experience with bondage is limited, I have to say that I appreciate the way it can theatricalize the power imbalance between men and women. This theatricalization makes it impossible to pretend that the imbalance, which is an unavoidable socio-political fact, does not colour the relationship. Carter’s introduction to The Sadeian Woman makes this point with the kind of feminist fire that has me yearning for the late 1970s. Oh bondage up yours.
I suddenly had a longing for the Belle Epoque, so I paired the mesh Eleonora corset with a long straight skirt by GOK. There are three corset colours to choose from: blue, purple and black.
It’s hard to believe that this is my 901st post on Pleisure. I tallied up the number of days I’ve devoted to this hobby, and although the total of 76 is astonishing, it’s much lower than the number I’ve wasted watching TV.
Credits to creators
:::WEG::: Eleonora [with mesh corset] (at TGGS; ty Lucia Genesis!)
:[Plastik]:- Draziirah [Aleria]:// Lazy Sundays- BETA with Draziirah Ear:// and Haunt-eyes Magic Floods Out of my Soul (past Lazy Sunday item; Aikea Reiko will release the skin some time in the future)
[ #7 ] D I S C O V E R Y gold digger individual primlashes (at TGGS; ty Shortcake Sugarplum!)
[Shag] – Cherie (roots) – afterglow
GOK, skirt was part of a charity item
ChaChaDee! – 1970s Heel Reptile Black (still in love with these)
poses: Glitterati, Formality
locations: World’s End Garden and the Fallen Gods sim
GIMPed for your pleisure.
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.