Evil queen is evil

2nd light evil queen in cave These pics just rolled off my screen. I had so much fun shooting my av in the new makeup appliers from La Petite Morte. These are for Lelutka (worn here) and Catwa heads. There are seven variations on sinister wintry looks for the Quinn skin. Best of all? It’s a VIP group gift and the join fee is a mere 100L.
penguin plebesThe Meva advent calendar is my favourite this year—even though I joined late and that meant missing out on everything leading up to the 16th. This headdress is a recent gift, no longer available alas. Again there is a 100L join fee, but based on what I’ve been seeing from Meva creator Mea Carnell, the gifts are going to be more and more gorgeous as we scamper unto Xmas. I love the real-life advent calendars too, in a resolutely atheist “mmm chocolate” way. Opening those little numbered doors takes me back to childhood happiness. A child can take pleasure in having small fingers. Adults are too clumsy to work the windows, so there’s only one’s little brother to squabble with over the prizes.

Maai, ” Dominatrix ” mesh dress
.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.3
La Petite Morte, Quinn Lelutka head applier (VIP gift; see above)
Exile::Hazy Days (naturals pack):ieQED dragon.pauldron.titanium.
:ieQED dragon.pauldron.titanium.
Zaara : Banjara silver choker
Maitreya, Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
MONS / Giftmas Day 3 (piercing-upperlips) (still available; free group join)
::Sn@tch, Suede Wristband cuff (old gift)
pose: flowey, from an old 50L Friday pack
shot at The Cove public cave

what’s different in the second pic?
Meva, Medi Flower Headpiece (advent gift; see above)
shot at Meva sim

Something so wrong

bright recruit I struggled to find a good setting for my av Anorak to pose in her sugarplum space fairy outfit. I had to give up on snowy fields and defaulted to Insilico, where I wandered as if through a desert. (Okay—closer to a parking garage.) I was shocked to discover this setup of a cloaked figure seated on a middle-eastern rug. Shocked because it’s not possible to ignore the reference. Immediately ISIL comes to mind. But instead of walking away disturbed, I decided to see how the allusion might change if Anorak loaned her glamour to the tableau. The contrast reminds me of those neo-imperialist Vogue magazine spreads shot in underdeveloped countries, where at least one photo shows the tall white model standing strong at the apex of a pyramid formed out of a group of small, dark-skinned locals. Only in my photo Anorak is the new recruit, not the lady bountiful, and her glow makes her an easier target than the khaki-cloaked tech.
azoury shoes I never run closeups of shoes. In fact I usually cut shoes out of my images because long shots on a laptop screen make my model look like half a string bean.
snowmanOne of these people has the whole world in their hands.lilacwine I was not lying when I said I was shooting outdoors—here with my other av Portia. I could publish a book of the pics that didn’t work out. No place for irony in the snow.

Credits
/Wasabi Pills/ Dawn Mesh Hair – Powder [NEW at Hairology; ty Miss!)
r2 A/D/E miyuki[pink]Lara (dress and panties for Maitreya’s Lara and Slink’s Physique and Hourglass at Collabor88)
Maitreya, Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
:BAMSE: Icy Headphones – 50 Cent (gacha at Kustom 9)
Kibitz – Starry bracelet – onyx (NEW at The Dressing Room)
AZOURY – Extravagance Heels (SLink) – Black
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Feet High V2.4
FnH, Laced High Stockings Latex Black
EF: Lil’Frosty Earring (gift at…aw shucks I forget)
Undefined Lilies, Wingding Silver (photo four) (not available)
MONS / Giftmas Day 13 (piercing-cheek) (advent calendar item still available for free group)
MONS / Giftmas Day 15 (septum ring) (advent calendar item still available for free group)
Sweet Thing. Sweet Rabbit Collar – Black (past gacha, check Marketplace)
Ali Couture, Goggles (not available, old hunt item)
White Widow, Deadman Black tattoo (was at Shiny Shabby which just closed, so check the mainstore)
NOX. Giftmas – Day 9 [Red] eye makeup (advent calendar item still available for free group)
***Chaisuki*** snow face tat (not available)
-Glam Affair – Sia Artic tone – 02 A (old special item)
pose one: Grafica Poses ~ Recruit (ty Alyx!)
pose two: PDA (not available)
pose three: Label Motion, My Cuddly Snowman (subo gift of adorbs snowman in three sizes and colour combos)

Leather heaven

golden warm I was shocked when I won Enfant Terrible’s rare L’Odeur du Cuir underbust corset. It took me a few seconds to make sense of what I read on my screen. I even had to check my inventory to make sure my eyes had not deceived me. I don’t know why I was so incredulous. It was only my fourth hit on the machine, so it’s not as though I had become a mindless and heedless creature ignoring the most important call of nature—the need for lip balm. (That would come later…) Perhaps my sense of smell was faulty and it took me a while to catch the whiff of leather. Or… (to be continued after the cut) Continue reading

Undeserving

nopenopenope Vulpinetta wrestles in a kinky circus called erm…. Hmmmm. I’m not good with fiction. Let’s start again, getting straight to my account of a difficult scene. It’s not safe for work. Continue reading

Camilla in the cold

effin cold n bright Every year I swear that I am not going to freeze my av’s bits off by posing her in a winter wonderland. Then something tempts me into it. This year it’s Nevery Lorakeet’s Camilla for LpD, a classic tweed coat with a full skirt. It’s available in Smoke, Green, Red (shown here) and Prune versions. Each pack contains an indoor dress as well as the coat. Check out today’s last pic for a peek at the Prune dress.
cinnamon girl sanna The Love Spark applier from Umazuma Metaluna for The Skinnery is the loveliest I’ve seen for the LeLutka head. Adding the new Coral hairdo from Wasabi Pills brought out the roaring twenties feel of the cute bow-shaped lips. Continue reading

Starter harem

lounging Mars still needs women. Get out your pioneer gear and settle the cinnamon-red planet.
dancing girlThe accessories for this outfit are really lovely. Try to zoom in. The brunette pack of the beautiful braided hair from EMO-tions offers a wonderful range of tones. It is far superior to many packs that make incremental changes on medium brown.

Credits
NEW :EMO-tions:. * ADELE * brunette pack (at On9)
NEW r2 A/D/E kaei gold (at Collabor88: made for Maitreya Lara but try the demo and see if it works for you)
NEW ::HH:: Hucci Artesia Sandal Leather – Wine (at Collabor88)
Maitreya, Lara Mesh Body and hands and feet V3.4
:[Plastik]:- Bole Earring [L]:// Golden (gift at The Fantasy Collective)
[LF] Amon Bracelet Upper Arm Gold (at Fi*Friday)
:(SH): Attention Bracelets Pink Gold (past TTS gift)
[ MUDSKIN ]_Rose, The Bloom7_NE_India (using Maitreya applier)
.ARISE. Mana Eyebrows Soft (tintable) red brown
Izzie’s, Metallic Arrow Tatoo (Pink/Purple edition) TDRF
Pic one: I used a pose from An Lar, Reflection pack in a chair by D’naa (may be bespoke—creator Stark Osterham)
Pic two pose: Glitterati, Pinup
Mars is at INSILICO – SOUTH / Corporate District, INSILICO SOUTH (95, 150, 1617)

Leather and leash

built to last I’ve been aching to wear one of UC’s impressive creations, so I snapped up this classic leather bondage dress when I saw it at Cosmopolitan. Today’s post is actually a public service: the vendor image doesn’t display the range of ways one can wear this item, so I am doing my bit to raise awareness of the options. You can add fur sleeves to transition in an instant from fall to winter or from a cosy bedroom to a damp dungeon. You can also switch from lady to lout—drop the skirt and you’re left with a many-belted jacket. Finally, you can earn a moderate rating on Flickr by stripping out the panels that oh so cruelly imprison your avi’s beautiful breasts. (What comes next is NSFW.) Continue reading

See the signs

nilfpixlrLast week the grid tossed up a veritable salad of signs and symbols, and I couldn’t resist compiling them into one teasingly interpretable ensemble. I particularly like the sandals from Wicca’s Wardrobe, which are her gift for the FemDom Hunt. They have red lipsticks for heels and a bold red lip print on each upper. Also of note, the latest VIP group gift from Spellbound features a nun’s headpiece lettered NILF. I suggest we can either pretend that we are so pure of heart that we can’t imagine what NILF stands for OR we can pretend that on Halloween there’s nothing scandalous about a sexy nun. Same thing as a sexy devil or a sexy pod person.
i saw the sign My av is wearing Nevery Lorakeet’s latest offering for LpD, the perfectly demure Optical Witch dress. The patterned dress is available only in black/white and only at The Instruments. My av is also wearing someone else’s noggin, Genesis Lab’s unsettling “albino” head Makena, which is a gift at Tres Chic. I’m feeling love for Genesis Lab because appliers for Maitreya’s Lara body and Slink hands and feet are free. I’m also feeling ire because the tattoos dispensed in the Wayward Halloween gacha don’t work with the heads I own.

Credits
NEW *LpD* – *Optical Witch* Dress (Mesh – XS) (at The Instruments; thank you Nevery!)
NEW +Spellbound+ Asylum (Halloween Gift) // Grimoire : Complete (VIP gift)
AZOURY – Scissors Necklace (Aluminium) common (gacha at Seasons Story)
Genesis_Lab, Head_Makena_2.0_Albino (gift at Tres Chic)
Genesis_Lab_Eyes_Tara (gacha at Wayward Halloween)
Maitreya, Lara Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 (Did you know that Genesis Lab appliers are free!?)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – Casual
NEW Se Mi Tattoos, Fujutsu tat red, SLINK and system layers only (at SaNaRae)
Mad’ Dirty Nails, Slink only (VIP Gift)
#187# Handcuffs Melee Black-Gold [with leash option] (at TDR Fusion)
Slink, Female Feet (AvEnhance) XXS – High
Glitzz, Lovely Stockings (open gift)
NEW Wicca’s Wardrobe – Lipstick Heels, Slink only [FemDom Hunt]
pose two: Ma Vie, Subliminal pack
pose one: PDA (not available)

Gacha creeper

place to plot I never have enough wiggle in my wallet to wear Zenith, a line I love, but when I saw the Devious Maids gacha at Wayward Halloween I shook some pennies out of that weird jeans pocket that no one needs. (You know the one. It’s crazy small. You stick your finger in it once in a while and wonder if it’s there because old-timey prospectors kept losing their teeth.) I won the blue sleeves, traded the pink dress for blue, and then bought the hat, manacles and heels. When buying gacha items, I no longer need to go to a huge market and overload my Area Search because all the goodies are available for purchase (at charmingly varying prices) on Marketplace. Lest I sound like someone who is insufficiently addicted to randomness, let me say that if I like a creator’s set I will first play the machine, then play it again, and sometimes try once more, and then decide I’m wasting my money and should buy what I want (before I poke a hole in that pointless fifth pocket). Actually, it’s more like: I will first not be able to get into the sim, then not be able to get in again, and sometimes fail once more, and then decide I’m wasting my time and should buy what I want before my inner Mentos-and-cola experiment blows. Fact is I’m always excited when a new gacha event begins because that means I’ll be able to get into the sim for the last one that opened.
hearttaker I’m awarding a new Pleizzie prize to SL Blogger Support, which has been getting early access to more and more events for its lucky members. Thank you Supporters from the bottom of my heart, which my devious maid stole because she loves the soothing pulse of a gacha pragmatist.

Credits
NB Parts of the Zenith gacha outfit at Wayward Halloween are designed for the Maitreya Lara body. Try a demo to see if it works with yours!
=Zenith=Devious Maids Dress (Blue) Maitreya
=Zenith=Devious Maids Hat (Blue)
=Zenith=Devious Maids Heels with socks (Blue) Maitreya
=Zenith=Devious Maids manacle
=Zenith=Devious Maids Shoulder (Blue) Maitreya
:: Purple Moon :: Birdcage is part of the Be Mine Catsuit Halloween Special (new VIP group gift)
Kin-Cricket-[Black]
Maitreya, Lara Mesh Body V3.4
-Glam Affair – December skin – AFRICA 02 G (past gacha)
White Widow, Whiplash tat RARE white (gacha at the Epiphany)
Visage, Beauty Marks – set 07 – really dark (new)
Clemmm – Dark Chic Circus Lashes and big black spots (old Skin Fair gift)
R.icielli – SKULL EARRING /GRAFF (old and a little creaky)
pose one: Ma Vie, Revealed
pose two: Label Motion, Fugitive (old special event pose)
location one: Voodoo Bayou
location two: Wayward Halloween sim