Ruffled rose

esmecloseblframe Someone I know planned a big post and had to scale back before Skin Fair ended forever and ever. Today Hedda wears Rose in Dark Chocolate, the deepest tone for Mudskin’s latest face. Sopha Portal’s new skin comes in 10 tones and 8 makeups. Each makeup pack includes a freckles version and a cleavage layer. But that’s not all, as they say on TV. There’s also a dazzling array of packs of eyeshadows and of lips, with each pack keyed to pale, light, medium 01, medium 02, and dark intensities. So many lips, so considerate of Ms. Portal to include in each lip pack appliers for Loud Mouth, SweetLips and TMP. (The skin packs, meanwhile, offer appliers for Loud Mouth, SweetLips and Nyam Nyam.) Appliers for hands and feet and bodies and boobs are sold separately at the mainstore. (Knees, when will we get more choices in knees?!)
balance bloom Hedda is also wearing the new Esme outfit, which is available in 20 colour combos from Aikea Rieko for The Plastik. A little Latin flounce called out for a big ‘fro, which could only be matched with red polkadot platform shoes.

Credits to creators
**All MUDSKIN items are at NEW at Skin Fair
[ MUDSKIN ]_Rose_E9_Dark Chocolate(Freckles)
add on in separate pack: [ MUDSKIN ]_Rose_Lip4_Dark
add on in separate pack: [ MUDSKIN ]_Rose_Eyeshadow8_Dark
:[Plastik]:- Esme // Crimson (NEW ty Aikea!)
.Things. – Incarceron Tattoo Fresh (at Skin Fair)
ieQED fancy.rustic.bracelet (past gacha)
Ingenue :: Yoshiko Heels (Slink) :: Cherry Dot (require Mid feet)
mijn.botique / accessories – pure dark marbl earring rose
NO.MATCH_NO.HEAT. (gift)
Unorthodox, Frenchie Hair Base Nior
{S0NG} :: Cupid~ Grey Eye
pose prop: elephante, Light Me Up (at The Fantasy Collective) (why is my av happiest when she poses with balls?)

Sweet stuff

fond farewell I had an overwhelming urge to do something cute. If you knew that the overskirt for Pixicat’s Wonderland dress is tintable you’d combine red and burgundy too.
gorgeous girl MUDSKIN’s Sopha Portal has released Rose, her latest beauty, as a Chapter Four 2-for-1 special. Each of the five available skintones features a similar rosie-goldie eye makeup but changes up the lipsticks in a seductive array of shades. You’re in luck if you’re all about the lips: each pack includes Nyam Nyam, PXL Sweet lips and Loud Mouth appliers.

Credits
[ MUDSKIN ]_Rose, The Bloom6_E9_Pinky Tan (at Chapter Four; ty Sopha!)
-Pixicat- Wonderland.Dress nr.1 – Red (s) comes with -Wonderland.Pattern nr.1 (s) Tintable
MINA Hair – Ariana – Natural (materials) (dark browns pack) (at Chapter Four)
.Enfant Terrible. Magic Ride Necklace Gold (at Arcade)
^^Swallow^^ Dead Head Earring COPPER (at Arcade)
^^Swallow^^ Septum Ring Dead Head (COPPER) (at Arcade)
-Pixicat- cat nr. 2 (at Arcade)
(Yummy) Pearl Bracelet Chain
Izzie’s – Cat Tights plum
Schadenfreude, Casinelle shoes (fatpack) (this is an old Collabor88 item)
ZOZ, Stripes Silver Tip nails
{S0NG} :: Cupid~ Blue Eye
pose 1: oOo Studio, Elizabeta pack
pose 2: Kirin, Hera pack

Prettiest star

commander Portia was minding her own business. Actually, she was imagining that the Doomed Ship would be far less doomed if she were running the bar. She looked fetching in Zib Scaggs’ new Cynthia dress for Zibska. Suitable for deep space and for an elegant cocktail party, it’s fashioned out of down-filled quilted pleather and festooned with feathers on each shoulder. In back it’s finished with a subtle bustle of black-velvet roses. These are arrayed above what can only be described as an all-access passageway. Find your way into it below the cut. But only if you are not observed by other humans. Continue reading

Sithville shocked me

byss shock Futurewave ends on March 1st. So fly over there now if you fancy Rab Labs’ Tacticool Shades or the Data Pad from Bluprintz. I would have stayed in the Doomed Ship for this last post but I was creeped out by the sound of heavy breathing in the dark, deserted sick bay. I chose another sci-fi sim at random and the creep got real deep. Byss is home to the Sith Lords, and its architecture is fascist—so much so that I suddenly felt sickened by the horrors of the 1930s and 40s in Europe. I tried to tell myself it was just a game but I cut short my shoot instead of fiddling with Windlights.
communications Hedda wears Woman in Love from Mudskin. It’s available at Cosmetic Fair, which closes on the 28th of February. Released in the tones Pinky Pale—shown here—and Sunny, Woman in Love is soft but strong with black-wing eyeliner and glossy lips in warm coral and cool pink tones. Each pack contains the skin in multiple eyebrow (and no eyebrow) versions. There are also four discrete mole options and a cleavage tattoo.

Credits
Thank you to the Futurewave creators!

Both pics
[ MUDSKIN ]_Woman in Love1_E4_Pinky Pale with Petite Mole_Right and Petite Mole_Left1 (NEW at Cosmetic Fair; ty Sopha!)

Pic one
Rab Labs, Tacticool Shades (NEW at Futurewave; lenses are colour change)
Chariot, Drive Theory (NEW; multiple metal options; the wheel in the center spins—wheee! ty Sian!)
Modanna, [Montmartre Collection] Glamour Latex Dress Black XS
Little Bones, Rapunxel hair Ombres and Roots
pose: flowey

Pic 2
.LeLutka.Honor hair. Dim pack (NEW; LeLutka’s hair-colour options have changed, although blondes still have the most fun…)
BluPrintz – Data Pad (NEW at Futurewave: various parts are colour change and the display comes with options. It’s also resizeable.)
Graves, G462 Purple
[ SAKIDE ] Attitude Collars
{S0NG} :: Cupid~ Dark Green Eye (love these! at Cosmetic Fair)
pose: PDA (not avail.)

Dolls with jobs

dark matter Today Anorak wears the warp-core hot Leyana dress from Sakide at Futurewave. Available in white or black, the dress features a multitude of gorgeous colour choices for the stripes. In the first pic Anorak also wears Chaos Panic and Disorder’s Nemesis Chest Implant. She could pair it with a matching eye implant, but that will cost extra.
relax she's a nurse Relax, she’s a nurse. Or a Stripagram.

Rocket to <a href=”http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cursed/128/127/1017&#8243; target=”_blank”>Futurewave</a>. Thank you to all the creators and to Cursed Events.
Look one
[ SAKIDE ] Leyana Dress White XS (at Futurewave)
:*:CPD:*: Nemesis Chest Implant (Female) (colour change gem and metal, at Futurewave)
:*:CPD:*: Neural Net (colour change, try the main store)
-Glam Affair – Sia India – 04 D (at Collabor88)
no. 7, love bite (dark) [You can’t see them but Anorak knows they’re there. That’s why she’s walking that way…] (at L’Accessoires; ty Shortie!)
[UMEBOSHI] Knee tattoo -Barcode-
+ Lamb. Warpaint – Variety (last month’s Collabor88)
HOLLYHOOD, WHITE DARIANA HEELS-FOR SLINK HIGH FEET (at Fi.Friday)
MONS / MESH – Septum Ring (style15) rosegold
:[P]:- Aerin Cuff :// Rosegold (previous gacha)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual –
{S0NG} :: Cupid~ Grey Eye [fucking awesome]

Look two
[ SAKIDE ] Leyana Dress Black XS (at Futurewave)
-Glam Affair – Sia India – 04 G
.Birdy. {Liner} 10
no. 7, love bite (dark)*Soonsiki! Blue
Slink, Tall Leather Thigh Boots Average Black
The Secret Store – Leather Gloves – Carbon – S (old gacha)
[Chariot] Cyborg Fashion NuSB Link (old gacha)

shot on the Doomed Ship

Throughput

thatcan'tbegood I’m tempted to say that this year’s edition of Futurewave will send you into orbit but that might induce cryo-cringe. Let me just suggest that you follow Hedda’s lead if you want to look chic during the last mission of a doomed ship. She accessorizes a latex dress with heel-free shoes by Miamai, a colour-change necklace from Gallactica, geometric cuffs by Zibska and Bliensen + MaiTai’s Raumzeit helmet.
mudinyoureye Sopha Portal’s latest skin features a new body in five tones (Pale, Sunny, Tan, India and Africa). For Hedda I chose the India tone of the Don’t Be Cry skin, a single makeup that comes with multiple eyebrow colours and a browless version. You will need new appliers for the new tones/body and they are free in the mainstore for a little longer. Sopha is working on Maitreya appliers, so she is ahead of the game as far as meeting a new demand from the market.

Credits
Rocket to Futurewave. Thank you to all the creators and to Cursed Events.
[ MUDSKIN ]_Don’t Be Cry_NE_India (NEW at Cosmopolitan sale room; appliers at mainstore; ty Sopha!)
Rotten Toe, Goth brows 1 and 2
(GALLACTIC) Callisto Necklace . Futurewave 2015 exclusive. (gem and two-metal colour changes at Futurewave)
Zibska, Amphitrite Set (Cuffs only) (Colour Change) (NEW at Futurewave)
Bliensen + MaiTai – Raumzeit – Helmet (NEW at Futurewave)
MoDANNA [Montmartre Collection] Glamour Latex Dress Black XS
/Wasabi Pills/ Skye Mesh Hair – Tangerine
{S0NG} :: Cupid~ Grey Eye
MIAMAI_Le Blanc – Suspension Black (Slink High) (NEW at Futurewave)
Lali’s, Lena pantyhose Dynasty (LB)
poses: Posesion, Universal at Genre
shot on the Doomed Ship

Share the love

bunny at bat Valentine’s Day is guaranteed to make even a happily married couple miserable. Only singles in the very first flush of love could enjoy the mountain of bouquets I encountered this afternoon at Whole Foods. It looked like the (pesticide-free) funeral for the entire human race. While I would rather see marriage abolished than extended to everyone, I hereby dedicate this post to equal love and sex rights for all. (A cut is coming. That means the rest of this post might exercise too many rights for the office.) Continue reading

Unpartnered

bellyinbedshadowed Hicks from the sticks who switch. That’s how I would describe the men I sat with at a small shibari party on Friday night. The men who were tying up their girlfriends, and the guy who was getting stoned and taking pics with his phone, are city dwellers. As are the girlfriends. And me. Don’t get me wrong. The men from towns where there is no cell phone service were perfectly nice people, and the conversation was not awkward. What was awkward was having no prospect of getting tied. Okay, it was also a little awkward being way too close to people who were getting their hogtie on. Saturday night I went to a class about puppy play in a dungeon I wanted to check out. On FetLife dozens of people said they were going to go. Three couples showed up. And me. Don’t get me wrong. I asked playful questions so I could sniff out the possibilities. Quickly I realized that I identify with both dogs and cats, especially when they misbehave. The dog side of me would eat half an unguarded muffin and then have no clue why master was chastising me. I’d probably be happy to receive such vigorous attention. Not to mention stimulated by a swat on the nose with a rolled newspaper. The cat side of me would just play with the muffin as if it were a mouse and then show mistress contempt when she tried to remonstrate with me. Continue reading

Beastly

belle's rose necklace The latest round of Enchantment is upon us. Beauty and the Beast is the theme. No. 7 designer Shortcake Sugarplum has fashioned a dramatic necklace made of a crimson rose and creamy pearls. Like any other Enchantment item, Belle’s Rose Necklace contains a stamp card that will allow you to choose a gift from No. 7 or from another creator participating in the event.* If anything, No. 7’s gift item for the Beast is more feminine and glamorous than Belle’s necklace. It’s as close to genderqueer as the Beast is to speciesqueer. Speaking of, Valentine’s finds me in the mood for romance this year because there’s actually someone I’d like to cuddle with. Ours is by no means a love affair. Between the polyamory and the twenty years age difference and the competition over who’s dominating whom, it’s a volatile thing. Then there’s his personality. The other day I told Mr. Cuddle-bunneh, who was getting a bit bossy, that he should think of me as a barn cat, completely self-sufficient and independent and not about to eat the dry food he was touting. He wanted to know how he fit into this scenario. I explained that he is the horse with whom I have formed one of those surprising cross-species friendships. “You share your sugar cubes with me,” I said, “and let me play with your long black tail.” “What about my big white cock?” he asked. I was not about to give him satisfaction, so I reminded him that he is better off as a stallion than a human, since an extremely well-endowed male is the only creature I would deign to ride.

*It’s more complicated—but no more expensive—than that sounds. Find more details.
No. 7 @ booN/Saikin, Belle’s Rose Necklace for Enchantment (ty Sweetie!)
Plastik, Izrahli skin (may not be available any more)
Maxi Gossamer, Fairy Pearl Cuffs
Rowne, Agnes hair (previous group gift)
pose: Glitterati, Boobtacular (only on Marketplace)
location: Opium