I finally decided that I could summon up the energy to work with Slink’s mesh feet. The price was not burdensome. Either because they were not as expensive as I thought they would be, or because I was in the midst of one of my recent shopper’s revenge sprees against SSA. (I thought SSA would knock me off the grid. That’s a scenario we will have to revisit. Suffice to say that I decided to spend more lindens as my ship sank. It may have been magical thinking or simple commodity fetishism. But I digress from sufficing.) My first pair of Slinked-up shoes were deep platforms, a poor choice. I followed the creator’s mysterious instructions to set “hove” (“height,” I assumed) at 51, but still found the shoes half-sunk into the cement. They did rise as Portia shrank, but I was not about to make my av a dwarf for a pair of shoes. (I’m just not reverse-vain that way.) Neither of my usual tricks—increased ground offset or editing of the foot layer—helped. So I got creative and searched my inventory for poses for ghosts, swimmers and fairies. Ta-da: a pose by tea.s called “the lust fairy” solved the problem. I hate deceptive pics, however. As a consequence, you’ve been made to read through this full disclosure. Be sure to check out the fine print as well. If you can see it.
Samosa is the name of Portia’s classic costume jewellery set, which is new from h.m.a.e.m. Her lipstick and light freckles are both available at SL Fashion Week, from Sopha Portal for My UglyDorothy.
Credits to creators
h.m.a.e.m. – Samosa earrings and necklace (NEW; ty Riri!)
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Rose Lips4 (at SL FW; ty Sopha!)
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Freckles w Moles, from Ugly Freckles pack (at SL FW)
[:T:] Tiny Heart Mole (old gift)
IT GIRLS -Daph Pale / Light Brows
Loovus Dzevavor: Wild Block Dress Dusk[S] [If the main store is still there, this dress is 100L. If it’s not still there, look for it at a satellite shop at full price. ]
Magika, Plenty hair [unrigged mesh]
h.m.a.e.m. *midnight princess* clutch – cipria
Slink, Womens Medium Barefeet (Rigged S)
!(:::HighRize:::)! Cleopatra Wedges Aztek [require Slink Barefeet] (at SoHo Market)
erratic / cuff / gold (on Marketplace)
[Crash Republic] Rebel Eyes – blue 2 (at SL FW)
tea.s, lust fairy (not available)
Glitterati, Closeup pack (only on Marketplace)
location: Aitui store sim
I GIMPed that portrait because I could.
Portia’s super-slinky gown is from Kex Blackheart of Paperbag. The dress has a scoop back and double side-slits. It’s part of the debut collection at the new Lyfe of Style discount shop. This new venue emphasizes urban styles that resemble the offerings at Fifty-five Friday. The dress, the gold-and-black harness belt and the Lolas Tango applier are all sold separately at 75L each. (Please note that the belt is system layers and the dress has a mesh skirt.) Sabina Gully of Magika has just released Stumble, a hairdo with a permanent—but colour-change—blindfold. I have mixed feelings about ombres in crazy colours because they can throw off an outfit. Magika’s colour pairings are fantastic, so I was thrilled to see that this style isolates the second colour at the back in a long, loose ponytail. This way, the ombre is a cool surprise.
I can’t resist showing off Lolas Tango falsies with Al Vulo’s current group gift skin, which includes an applier to tint the breasts to match. I find the line of these breasts incredibly erotic. The breasts can be scaled down, and Portia usually wears them on the small side, perhaps because I remain too attached to proportion. I have to say that I adore Vestigium’s Octapus tattoo. Lu Scorpio is celebrating her first anniversary in SL, and although this tat isn’t discounted, you may like some of the oldies she’s discounted to mark the event. Finally, Portia’s panties are part of Bubble Electric’s gift for the Hunt for Your Inner Slut hunt. This hunt started before Tango hit the market, so this outfit and many others in the hunt supply only an old applier. Tool around on a feed to see which gifts have been updated. Most bloggers are now crediting their fake bübs, so you can see which hunt gifts are compatible with yours.
Credits to creators
Paperbag. Double Slit Noir [harness belt and Lolas applier sold separately] (NEW)
Vestigium – Octapus tat (NEW)
h.m.a.e.m. – piqui pumps – lille (NEW)
Lolas ::: Tango ::: Mesh Breasts
Magika, Stumble with HUD 03 (NEW)
skin in first pic: It Girls, Chloe Pale
skin in second pic: al vulo- Eleonor * Son of Flowers group gift [with Tango skin tint applier]
second pic panties: Bubble Electric, black lace diva undies (part of a set for Hunt for Your Inner Slut hunt gift)
The Muse Poses, Ginger pose pack (21 sets left for 150L at Fashion Limited; ty Audrey Cresci!)
shot at The Looking Glass
I did more GIMP work than usual on these, so buyer beware!
I faint at the sight of orange and purple combined with black. This makes me feel not festive. So every Halloween, I have to wrestle my eye into (temporary) submission to the combo of black with either orange or purple. Today I’m featuring free or cheap orange items from The Plastik and Ho Wear. Portia’s Dusk Heels are a cheap gacha item from the Depraved Nation gacha festival. (There are many other colours and patterns to win.) Portia’s corset is a gorgeous shiny version of Aikea Rieko’s Cataclysm corset. It’s part of a dollarbie (or was it the gift?) available at The Plastik booth at Depraved Nation. You should also visit the main store and join the group to hit up the gift giver and apple bobber. Many prizes are candy, but some are Halluwin items from seasons past. Portia’s hat is part of a free Mystic of Dread avatar from Ho Wear. There are actually four free outfits available at HeidiHo Huet’s Halloween shop. If you can’t handle an orange gown with purple accents, you can buy the ensemble in other colours.
Credits to creators
:[P]:-CataclysmCorset://M-Mayan (Sp.Ed.) (gift or dollarbie at Depraved Nation booth)
:[P]:-Dusk Heel-Hallow (Depraved Nation gacha; caution—the foot tinting HUD is very basic)
:Ho Wear, Mystic of Dread hat (part of a free avatar at the Halloween outlet)
:: PM :: Jules Gown in Orange Top
CHANTKARE KHRYSLER TIGHTS BLACK (old gift)
[HANDverk]Rock Knuckle Duster.black/gold
[LeLutka]-LIVELY hair M – PralineFade
ITGIRLS – Chloe Pale – B/B