Strip down, suit up

bastet Time was SLadies wore clothes made of fine soft fabrics that floated around their primitive bodies. Nowadays, they armour up in materials-ready metals, determined not to yield.
staff of anubis I wanted to see how many “primitivist” fantasy items I could throw together before Portia ended up looking like jambalaya (or the Lollapalooza audience). Pay careful attention to Trev, her colour-change necklace from Zibska. It’s menswear, but I figure menswear is for plundering. Also note the high-piled dreads of Iona from Discord Designs. This is a donation item at the <3 Ulaa event, which runs until August 18. I realize these events raise eyebrows as well as funds, so you can make up your own mind. Meanwhile, at 180L per colour pack, this hairdo is a steal. Generally speaking, gacha’s been kicking my av’s ass. All the more reason to wrap it in tin. I was lucky enough to score in quick succession two rare pieces from FDD, but otherwise I’ve just been getting triples of things in mint. Who wages war in mint? No, really, I want to know.

Zibska, Trev at La Metallique (NEW; ty Zib!)
Discord Designs – Iona (Brunette) (includes hairbases) at <3Ulaa
FDD, *Elsie* ChestBelt Golden – RARE (Tales of Fantasy gacha)
FDD, *Elsie* NipplesBra Golden – RARE (Tales of Fantasy gacha)
Luas, Valkiria Armor Green (FGC)
Luas, Valkiria Skirt Green (FGC)
DRD, ancient agypt gauntlet gold (past OMG gacha)
DRD, ancient staff bastet (pic one) (past OMG gacha)
DRD, ancient staff anubis (pic two) (past OMG gacha)
DRD, snake armbands (past OMG gacha)
22769 ~ [accessories] Princess Earring Gold COMMON (FGC)
::TI:: Punisher Hand Chain- Gold
Lolas ::: Tango Delicq ::: Fitted Mesh Breasts
-Glam Affair – Aria – Jamaica 04 H (old gacha)
{S0NG} :: Chibi~ Abyss Eye
pose one: Rack, She’s a Badass Bitch 4 (old gacha)
pose two: Posetivity, Violet pack now at Fi*Friday


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

I scare myself

scaremyselfx My petite alt Anorak models the newest offerings from 22769 for The Gallery Gift Shop. The Andrea blouse, a stunner with a sexy open bodice and elegant peplum, is available in black, white, grass-green and lilac. The Classic Leather skirt, which combines two mouth-watering textures, is available in brown, shown here, black and white. Anorak also wears the latest VIP group gift shoes from BSD Design and a new Glam Affair skin with autumnal makeup. (It’s a steal for 190L at the Kustom9 event.)

Credits to creators
22769 ~ [femme] Andrea Blouse Black S (NEW at The Gallery Gift Shop; ty Paco and Manuel!)
22769 ~ [femme] Classic Leather Skirt Brown XS (NEW at The Gallery Gift Shop; ty Paco and Manuel!)
*elymode* School Socks : mismatched – green
{{BSD Design studio}}Classic beaute’ cow skin (new group gift; fee to join but a few past ggs are still available, so you may find it worth your while)
-Glam Affair – Neva skin – Europa 02 E (at Kustom9)
Nuuna, Cha Makeup (in pic 2 only) (NEW at Cosmetic Fair)
Miss C. – Lauren_Brown
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small
[The Forge] Viking Bracers (WornBronze/Gold) RARE [I lub dese] (at Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
:::Dimbula Rose::: Erosion Eyes (not current, but there are Halloween outfits to be had at the shop—travel down to the ground level if you TP in at the top)
poses by PDA
GIMPed and Pixlred. In fact, I couldn’t find a way to fix the mcfuckup in Anorak’s hair so I just left it. Why cover up for SL’s hairball-spitting shadow-hating?

What’s my line?

scenery2sm Milla Michinaga of MichaMi is taking a hiatus from creating and will be closing her shop (but not her Marketplace). Everything, including Portia’s wildly patterned Minay blouse, is on sale in-world at 50% off. If you’re still in the mood for the Deco look, check out Portia’s flapper-friendly skirt at The Gallery Gift Shop. 22769 have done their Mary skirt in combos of purple-pink and blue (seen here) and white and black, which can be mixed and matched with sexy loose-fitting tank-tops.
motivationl Recently, Firestorm announced that it is going to block viewer versions that aren’t compatible with SSA. Firestorm’s current log-in message exhorts users to upgrade lest they ruin SL for other players. Players who are, apparently, devastated by the sight of grey avatars. Firestorm’s message is what ROFL was made for. SL is filled with assholes who ruin our experiences of it! Is it really the case that not upgrading to the new viewer is as bad as griefing, copybotting and all-around creepiness? (Or as bad as that terrifying voice at fi*friday that makes me jump out of my skin every time it speaks?) I suspect the Firestorm team has never accessed SL from one of the dinky computers most of us play with. I have never seen anything but grey avatars, or avatars punched with alpha holes where mesh must be. Frankly, I am thrilled that my always-already-about-to-combust graphics card no longer has to waste its time trying to show me the hideous skins and outfits worn by many fellow players. That’s right, Firestorm. You’ve made me reveal that I am a snob after all. And now SL is ruined for everyone.

This is what your av looks like when she wants to play Hamlet but gets cast as Ophelia.

Credits to creators
22769 ~ [femme] Mary Skirt Blue/Pink XS (at TGGS; ty team!)
MichaMi: Minay in Berry_M (505 off)
[ #7 ] D I S C O V E R Y Lux Lashes (at TGGS; ty Shortie!)
Glam Affair – Lulu – Artic – 01 A (Love Donna Flora, not available)
Poetic Colors – bali sunset – small eyes
-LaViere- Elizabeth/PeachDreams (at Collabor88)
Schadenfreude, Casinelle shoes fat pack with colour-change HUD (at Collabor88)
*Fishy-Strawberry*, Lingerie – Desiderio Orange- Stockings and Zaara, Chanchal stockings *sorbet*
(Yummy) Agate Slice Necklace
(Yummy) Boho Rings – Maroon
poses: o0o Studio, Elizabeta pack (this pack is full of wonderful poses for flappers)
portrait pose: Glitterati, Closeup pack
location: The Lookingglass

Belly weather

nnekalngy Relax in the cool mesh Nneka dress from 22769, which is available in five different glorious patterns and costs a mere 160L.

drayalyes Tense up in Draya, a sizzling SOHO MARKET deal from LC, which can be had for 65L in hot shades of orange, red and yellow, as well as the pink Portia wears here. (The dress is also available in black and in white for chromophobes.) Portia’s bright red bangle is a new subo gift from BSD. You can purchase other colours at Lyfe Of Style. (Be aware that the subo gift bracelet is mistakenly set for 500L at LoS. That’s the price of the fat pack!! Do not buy one bracelet for 500L.)

ariacl However you want to play it, Aria in Walnut works. I’ve never bought a skin from League before, but I was tempted by Nena Janus’ new dark skintones. With the SSB apocalypse on the horizon, I’m trying to dress Portia in skins and stuffs she’s never worn before. Tight cutoff jeans, milking apparatus, were-lady teeth and lizard skin await. Don’t act like you’re not excited.

Credits to creators
Cool look
22769 ~ [femme] Nneka dress african harvest S
*League* Aria Walnut -Apricot -LBrow -Chest C with *League* Aria Lipstick [Walnut] -Coral (Apricot) (pack contains skin without lipstick and lipstick tattoo; second and third pics show skin without lipstick) and with freckles tat, also included
::Mother Goose’s::.(br)eyeline
[UMEBOSHI] Knee tattoo -Eye-
EarthStones, Neisha Bracelet – Brown/Tigers Eye/Moss Agate
erratic / owl bracelet / gold
MONS / Shocking eyes – gray

Hot look
*League* Aria Walnut -Apricot -LBrow -Chest C
:Lethal Couture:: Draya:Hell on Heels Dress [Pink] (at SOHO MARKET, not Soho Sample Sale)(it’s so confusing)
booN, ZPO133 hair black
-UtopiaH- Wild Skull [gold]
“THE BOYS – cassie Earring (not available)
[tea.s] Starfleet Ring (subo gift)
{{BSD Design Studio}}ICONIC beauty bangle – red (subo gift) [see post for note about this bracelet]
N-core SHARK 2 “One Voice edition (not available)
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown

poses: dfo!, Gala pack (fundraiser edition, prolly not available)

I GIMP therefore I AM


dripclx Last week I dedicated a post to Shortcake Sugarplum. She once told me that she liked my posts because they have a beginning, a middle and an end. (In that order. My posts don’t emulate Godard. Or the Portlandia parody of Godard.) It was good to know that someone felt satisfied by something I do. Especially because Ms. Sugarplum has long been satisfying my desire for elaborate eyelashes with her creations for Lucky #7. This is only fitting since she was the one who aroused that desire in the first place. When Ms. Sugarplum went on eyelash hiatus, I got to feeling that Portia was naked and exposed. Apparently this is a common reaction to Ms. Sugarplum’s phases of slothful indifference to the needs of our avatars’ eyelids. Think about it: without a thick slather of lashes an avi exposes her eyeballs to the harmful rays of the sun. And misses out on rare opportunities to bat something at attractive men. (Pretending to laugh at a hot guy’s jokes is even more painful when one’s eyeballs are sunburnt.) Luckily, Ms. Sugarplum is back to work. And for some strange reason, she named her latest pair of peeper keepers after my blog. All is forgiven, SS. For now.

whlsm2l You will find the Portia’s Pleisure lashes at The Gallery Gift Shop, where you can also buy this sexy, low-cut and hooded tunic from 22769. It’s available in black or white and can be paired with leather leggings in the same colours.

Credits to creators
22769 ~ [femme] body scarf black M (NEW at The Gallery Gift Shop; ty guys!)
Glam Affair – Amberly – Petal edition – Melodia D (oldish group gift)
~.:.Hysteria.:.~ Venom tat (NEW)
[ #7 ] D I S C O V E R Y portia’s pleisure lash add-ons (NEW at The Gallery Gift Shop; ty SS!)
MONS / Shocking eyes – lime
.Olive. the Refreshed Bear Trap Bracelet – GunMetal/Silver pack
Maxi Gossamer – Ring – Ramona 77
Sedmikraska, Drippy Tights (bought these on Marketplace)
pose one: Glitterati, Headshot 3 pack
pose two: Glitterati, Boxy prop
GIMPed but not pimped.



The Gallery Gift Shop has just launched its latest round of goodies. Portia wears a big comfy sweater from 22769 and pink felt Button Boots from NuDoLu. If you don’t like pink, you’re in luck, because these beauties also come in a mustache-decorated version done in two shades of grey.

swindl This month’s artworks are especially lovely. Portia poses with Gabrielle Swindlehurst’s image of a bulbalicious chandelier. (What you’re seeing is just a detail. The photo looks much more cinematic when some blogger isn’t cropping it for a vanity pic.) Chiana0 is featuring olde-timey airplanes in her works. This is a good time to head off to Amacci, where there’s a sale on all hairdos including recent releases. You can also pick up this skin, a 10L Cold Winter Night Hunt item. I like this skin because it’s sophisticated-looking without being too made up.

Credits to creators
22769 ~ [femme] Knit Tunic grey M (at The Gallery Gift Shop; ty Manuel Ormidale!)
[M] Jean w/knot – Petal v3- XXS (LB prize)
:NuDoLu: Bottes de boutons Love (resizeable: I blew them up quit a bit, for the lulz) (at The Gallery Gift Shop; ty Neuilles Newman!)
Amacci, Skin – Nuiko (Pearl) – Winter (CWN hunt item, 10L; you are looking for a blue snowflake)
Amacci, Hair Celine ~ Light Copper [I shrank this quite a bit and added a hairbase, which can be had for free at the shop] (on sale)
Zibska, Evion ~ Earrings [colour change by menu] (ty Zib Scaggs!)

If you GIMP something, say something.

Gotta love a chimney

May your days be merry and bright. And may all your holidays be hella tight. If Portia is looking a little too sexy this Christmas eve, it’s because she finally made it onto Santa’s third list. There’s one for good boys and girls, there’s one for bad boys and girls, and there’s one for very naughty adults. Portia’s just heard the sleigh land on the roof. She can’t wait for Santa to slide down her chimney.

The Gallery Gift Shop has started its new rotation, and this hot cocktail dress by 22769 is available in red, black, beige and mustard yellow. Recently, I mistakenly reported that Dutch Touch closed on December 13th. In fact, it’s open till the 31st, so I am hoping to show off a few of Iki Ikarus’ skins. She’s always been my favourite creator of darker skins. This one is Amber v2. If you like a more innocent look, check out Jaliah.

Credits to creators
22769 ~ [femme] Lucretia Dress Red XS (at TGGS)
[AUX] Holiday Antlers (Bow) [50L till tomorrow]
::Dutch Touch:: ::AmBeR:: V2 Dark – Basic CLB MO HB (high-res)
Bliensen + MaiTai – Samedi – Necklace – Amber (was a gacha, now available in a pack of six necklaces)
[LeLutka]-ELLA hair – Bournville
::Sn@tch Nail Candy (Black/Red Tips):::
pose is from tea.soup’s pack of three poses and mirrors available at Together for Sway
location is the BCC sim: thank you for giving my av a temporary home

I snooze

The new rotation at The Gallery Gift Shop features this awesome set of goggles by Zib Scaggs for Zibska. For a mere 75L you get a gajillion looks from the colour-change feathers, frame and lenses. (You also get the chance to annoy the inch-dicked morons who perv your av while she’s dressing. Always a joy, annoying.) Anorak’s harvest-time look features the elegantly bohemian Tabitha blouse by 22769, which is sold at TGGS with a long skrt in a dusty brown tone.

I bet you snore too.

Credits to creators
22769 ~ [femme] Tabitha Blouse Rust S (at TGGS; ty Manuel Ormidale!)
{Gotzsche} Polaroid Basic Shorts (Medium) (group gift from Avenue Magazine readers: look up Avenue and Gotzsche in search)
Zibska, Ambroise Goggles * (colour change) (at TGGS; ty Zib Scaggs!)
..:: Bens Beauty ::.. April Earring (Halloween) (NEW at Perfect Wardrobe; ty Snow Martiel!))
h.m.a.e.m. – ethnic necklace – zanzibar gold [comes wth matching earrings] (ty Riri Ninni!)
analog dog, tangled 1b
*JeSyLiLO*:::Lazy Sunday:::*LightSkin*21(last Lazy Sunday; ty Lilo Glom!)
[Gos] GTFO Boot in Stone