Too many to march

standanddeliversannaWhen the organizers of the women’s march realized 50,000 people might show up, they canceled the planned u-turn route so the crowd wouldn’t run into itself. When 250,000 showed up today, they had to cancel what was left of the march, a short, straight shot from the park to Federal Plaza. We marched it all the same. This was a beautiful day. It was a rally, not a protest, but there were dozens of resistance-inspiring signs and slogans. My favourite by far was “The pussy grabs back.”
stalking-nurseWounded and without the Affordable Care Act, which the Republicans repealed in the dead of night. Now they’ll defund it. They have no plan to replace it.

r2 A/D/E tsubaki[white&red]Maitreya (at Collabor88: the two items are sold separately; there are also cool armwarmers)
r2 A/D/E tsubaki boots[white&red]Maitreya (at Collabor88: the two items are sold separately)
Violetility – Voodoo Doll Heart and Spine CHERRY (at Memento Mori)
Nox, Spanked butt (includes butt, chest, vag and vag and butt, classic layers, TMP and OMEGA appliers) (at ROMP)
Suicide Gurls, Asrid Unisex tattoo (VIP group gift—fee to join)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
La Petite Morte, india v2 albino lelutka applier tone 1 (on sale for 100L—go upstairs to find it)
.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.6
[LeLutka]-BRIGITTE hair – Marilyn (on Marketplace)
{S0NG} :: Cupid~ Blue Eye
Shot at Insilico


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

Under it all

chilled I saw Under The Skin, an excellent film about the impossibility of being embodied female.
sisters It reminded me of a classic line uttered by Gloria Grahame in The Big Heat, “We’re sisters—under the mink.”

-Glam Affair – Sia Artic tone – 02 NB (100% donation item at Leaf on the Wind)
NOX. Sunspots [Three]
=[Pom.Pon]= Beauty-Spot-Lip-Tattoo (not available)
.random.Matter. – Misery Brows (in pic 1)
C h a r y . – Hermes Goggles – Battered Steel (in pic 1)
NO.MATCH, NO.HEAT. hair (welcome gift)
FDD, GS *Aracelis* Bracelet Gold (gacha at Totally Top Shelf)
FDD, GS *Aracelis* Earring Gold (gacha at Totally Top Shelf)
FDD, GS *Aracelis* Hand Bracelet (gacha at Totally Top Shelf)
Luas, Quala Dress XS Golden Blue Pale (gacha at Secret Affair)
COCO, Fur Cape black (freebie in the awesome freebie section)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Medium
poses: La Petite Morte, Editorial Headshot
shot at Neva Sky Villi

Ups and downs

lash me hag No. 7 creator Shortcake Sugarplum offers eyelashes to suit every mood. Okay, not every mood. Just the ones when you are feeling upbeat or downcast. Either way, MissAllSunday Lemon’s new blunt-cut Karin hairdo for Wasabi Pills will keep you in line. Anorak’s nails are free from freebird.
stand and deliver There’s a 50% off sale at the new location of Pixicat. This is one of my current favorite lines. The black version of the Dark.dress that Anorak wears here comes in matte and shiny finishes. Both packs contains the dress in black alone and in variations pairing the black bodice with intense metallicish color skirts such as blue and red. I don’t know when the sale ends. Don’t say I didn’t tell you to stop studying for your test and log in now. This pic features just one of the delightful poses in Ma Vie’s Subliminal pack, which is a gift in The Dirty Turkey Hunt run by Depraved Nation. You’ll see another pose on the Pleisure Flickr.

/Wasabi Pills/ Karin Mesh Hair – pic one: Aquatic and pic two: Jellyfish (at Fameshed; ty Miss. Lemon!)
no. 7, Wind Lashes [bottom] (at The Instruments; ty SS!)
no. 7, Zibskaggs couture lashes
.la petite morte. regret under liner. black
Glam Affair – Penny Viva la Noce – Jamaica 01 A (former 50L Friday)
-Pixicat- TheDark.Dress (s) (on sale at the new location)
:: PM :: Croco Boots in Black MESH for Slink High feet S
[R3] – Jade Cuffs [V3]
*SoliDea FoliEs* chameleon – ring
freebird, nails graphite (freebie)
pose one: old freebie from Izumiya
pose two: from Ma Vie, Subliminal
place one: Opium
place two: Doomed Ship

Sweet sinner

cocori summer I made a trip to Asia and spent a few days in Tokyo. True it was the rainy season and thus not summery sunny, but my colourful clothes made me feel like a clown. Even the yukatas were pale hued. I quickly adjusted to wearing only grey and black by going to Muji, a store I know from my travels in Europe. There I bought tee-shirts to replace the clothing I had stunk up in hot humid China. (In this post Hedda wears LB yukatas from the semi-annual fair in Bakumatsu. Here she sports one of the Sleepy Cocori skins from  MUDSKIN’s Enfant line, which are available at The Dreamers event. You do not have to add your own oh-so-skinny eyebrows as I did here.)

manicured I still feel skeezey about going to a maid cafe. I believe that women should be able to manipulate their looks in order to make money. It’s the infantilization that bothers me. I mostly “ate” at Starbucks and other cafes because I am a chai freak and a carbs fan. Although I loved the Starbucks croque monsieur in Hong Kong, I did not like the Belgian waffle in Tokyo or the iced green-tea latte with red-bean topping on the Chinese mainland. A ginger stalk wrapped in pork, which one can’t find in Starbucks, was a culinary highlight. (The Gallery Gift Shop is celebrating it’s third anniversary with one of its signature easy-peasy hunts. Here you see one of the gift manicures from c.A. Don’t ask about the mochi. It’s an old exclusive from ohmai.)

uhoh Not knowing the languages meant not being able to ask for directions. I got irretrievably lost every day in Tokyo and was occasionally misled by bad maps and stupid Google while in Hong Kong. (Don’t wander down any dark alleyways if you don’t want to wake up with fangs. They’re tougher to eat with than chopsticks. MUDSKIN’s vampire skin gacha, with two versions of teeth and multiple eyebrow tats, is also up and waiting for you at Okinawa.)

Credits (ty TGGS creators! happy anniversary all)

Look sweet
[ MUDSKIN ]/Enfant—Sleepy Cocori4(no Eyebrow)_C2 [NEW; comes with normal eyebrow tats] UPDATE (at The Dreamers event; ty Sopha!)
Miasnow, WALKER Betty Skin’s EYEBROW
[UMEBOSH] Anniversary eye -Rose- (The Gallery Gift Shop hunt gift)
c.A., Weather nail polish for Slink hands and feet (The Gallery Gift Shop hunt gift)
little bones. Cosmic (NEW dollarbie fatpack, group only)
tomoto, candy 2014 yukata [not mesh] (NEW LB or 50L at Bakumatsu festival)
(Yummy) Garden Cocktail – Canary (old gacha)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
pose 1: Glitterati, Headshot
Ohmai, Mochi (not available)

Look sinister
[ MUDSKIN ]_Kiss of Vampire14(no Eyebrow)_teeth1_Dawn (gacha at Okinawa festival; ty Sopha!)
.la petite morte. cosmic eyes-borealis (at The Gallery Gift Shop) [LPM’s hunt gift is a lovely skin]
c.A., Blood Type nail polish for Slink hands and feet (The Gallery Gift Shop hunt gift)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
*koyu* mesh yukata ~tsubaki~ (NEW LB at Bakumatsu festival))
little bones. Cosmic (NEW dollarbie fatpack, group only)
pose: PDA (oldie)

To Sir, with longing

balletb1xx A while back, I stopped doing nudes and pictures of BDSM ensembles. I was frustrated. I couldn’t get Pleisure on blog feeds. On Flickr, I have to consign any pics with boobage to a circle in purgatory, from which said pics cannot be added to a lot of groups. (Hey hello love ya to the fashion groups that do allow nudity!) I decided that if my job is to promote the works sent to me by my beloved sponsors, I have to keep my av covered and sexless. But I can hardly maintain that position when a large portion of the SL community needs to know that ballet boots are now beautiful. Thanks in part to Voshie Paine of La Petite Morte, whose colourful laced satin boots are the highlight of Genre’s current round of BDSM attire. Did you know that “la petite morte” is a poetic euphemism for orgasm? The “little death” of pleasurable self-extinction.

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Hella posh

halxo Hallowe’en is the busiest time of year for a Second Life blogger. I suspect that olden-days bloggers were so desperate trying to choose the perfect eyes to match the best horns that they invented trick or treating. They knew what modern science has yet to confirm—that without dozens of small individually wrapped artificially flavored pieces of chewy sugar our brains cannot tell the difference between poses for fast zombies and poses for slow ones.

bkwtHalo, the new outfit from Aliza Karu for Angels and Demons, is the most elegant gown Portia has ever worn. The shape is divine. Those panels wrap around the hips like hands. I especially love the combination of fabrics and the limited palette of softened black and washed-out blue and brown. I admit to being so taken with the dress that I did three separate photo shoots trying to do it justice. I finally decided that I was overthinking the dam. What matters is showing it to all of you. Please visit my Flickr page for another pic.

Credits to creators
Angels and Demons Creations Halo dress (comes with hat shown here and a posture collar not shown) (NEW; ty Aliza!)
*LpD* MakeUp – *Sonya* Complete (NEW at Cosmetic Fair; ty Nevery!)
LG Concept_Gap teeth lips red (very old)
.la petite morte. wixson pale fantasy 2 NB CL (not available)
-Suicidal Unborn!- Jelly Eyes Tricolor *Basic* (LARGE) (gift in shop)
Letis Tattoo :: Hannya :: 75% :: Not the face :: MM13021 (comes with hand, foot, boob and butt appliers) (at Perfect Wardrobe)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Medium
blackliquid, floral fall nails (for Slink hands)
Pic one: [Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Jade Bracelets and Rings (89L at Material Girls)
blackliquid, Kaja earrings
Pic two: [Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Jade Earrings (come with necklace) (89L at Material Girls) [I changed my mind about the earrings because I realized that if Portia was going to wear emeralds she should drip with them. Styling 101, eh?]
[Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Jade Bracelets and Rings (89L at Material Girls)
~Tableau Vivant~ Dreamscape Hair – Horns (part of a hairdo at Body Mod fair)
“LoQ Hairs” Hairbase – Jet Black
pose one: The Muses
pose two: PDA
GIMPage was waged

Cool, not cold

grayfinal I like this outfit because I had no idea it was lurking in my mind. I started with the cute shape from La Petite Morte, a fluorescent green dress and a camel coat and ended up with a grey coat and slacks and a custard bodysuit. The new Laika Boots from Eudora could have worked with either look. The palette for the pair worn here features blues, blacks and greens. I chose a dark grey for the back, a lighter grey for the buckles and a shiny blue for the tongue and sole. The toe-cap is always white. The other palettes available are red/brown/sienna and magenta/green/pink. Really, these trios expand into multiple tones, many of which are slightly shimmery, giving the boot a luxurious look.
wocol Neither the hair in this special colour nor the special shape is still available. Soz. But League’s Aria skin is out there for you to buy and love.

Credits to creators
Eudora 3D, Laika Boots BBG (NEW on Marketplace; ty Eudora3D!)
ISON – oversized wool coat -L- (gray) (at Collabor88)
The Sea Hole – Painted Desert Bodysuit – Chamomile (store is closed)
.: ryvolter :. Peplum Pant – Grey – M
Discord Designs – Codie (Corroded) (special edition, not available)
.la petite morte. iris shape for the wash (not available)
*League* Aria Walnut -Apricot -DBrow -Chest C
Aeva // Eyelashes // Short Lashes
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
BALACLAVA!! Scout Badge Remade Necklace (old Arcade)
pose: Still Life
location: Virtual Decay
barely GIMPed first pic is not judging hella PIXLRed second pic


assez2l You have only a few more days to shop the current round of goodies at The Gallery Gift Shop. Portia wears a big ol’ ruff from Aesthetica, which I shrank down to fit her dainty frame. Portia’s lingerie, a breast-baring bra with matching undies (not shown), is by Chocolate Atelier. It’s available in red or black. The Twisted Hunt is running from now until September 30. The King of the Skies mask is a standout gift from Contraption. It can be rezzed as decor as well as worn. Untwisted types must stop in and pick up the gift at Dilly Dolls—a beautiful pair of sleek boots in charcoal suede. Twisted types might enjoy the dingy white ruff and crazy clown makeup from goth1co. I’ll let you know if I spy more awesome gifts.

Credits to creators
c.A. Celeste red (at The Gallery Gift Shop)
Lolas ::: Tango ::: Mesh Breasts (spine)
Aesthetica: Choke Collar- Transfer version (at The Gallery Gift Shop)
[ContraptioN] Masks: King of the skies *Trapeze B* Rez (Twisted Hunt gift)
AnTi-Social – Gills Corset – Negative (I picked this up at the last Thrift Shop event)
ISON – leather leggings (rose)
Amacci Hair, Sphinx (streaked) ~ Midnight Blue
.la petite morte. wixson pale fantasy 2
*BOOM* Fearless wrist cuff (v2) L Gold
Swallow, Lion Earrings
:::Sn@tch Nail Candy (Lapis):::
pose: Ma Vie