I, embodied

boosterI went to my first-ever yoga class about six weeks ago. Okay, I went to one when I was 20-something: turning red in the face, sweating, and failing to breathe inclined me to think I was not cut out for yoga. Being instructed to feel at one with the earth almost drove me out of the room: it was the late 80s, so I was a hard-core deconstructionist, meaning that anything remotely spiritual—or just plain connection-oriented—was suspect. (Everything was opiate of the masses. I’ve softened over time. Now I would say it’s weed of the many.) Twenty-five years later, I decided to try again because I want to be a more flexible and physically stronger rope bottom. On the first day, I felt completely at home because rope classes have accustomed me to sitting on the floor wearing a pair of leggings and a singlet—and wondering if I should stretch before the lesson. I debated whether I could apply to yoga the same reasoning I bring to sadomasochistic rope—there’s no sense in stretching if it’s supposed to hurt. (There’s hurt and there’s hurt. Eustress good. Distress bad.) (Speaking of, there’s nothing dangerous under the cut.) Continue reading


Honey trap

htfinalDevious Mind’s latest outfit is called Lady Vayne. If you can’t afford one of the versions from the regular line, you can play gacha for five special colours, with each play costing 150L. The black and red version, which I won first try, is supposed to be the rare colour, but I’ve seen it on other blogs. (Could Silvia Olivier be more gorgeous?) So I played again for you, my lovely readers, and I’m delighted to show you the ice-blue version. The outfit includes a bird-beaked mask not shown here. (I wanted my av to be pwitty.) If you’re a fan of Lolas and Glam Affair, you should pop down and pick up a skin applier, which Aida Ewing has made for each of the tones in her latest lines (Arctic, America, Europa, Jamaica, Africa). Each applier is 210L.

kikilI admit it. I couldn’t get enough of the second season of The Hour. I loved seeing the Soho nightclub filled with showgirls and gangsters. But most of all I loved Ben Wishaw as Freddy. I may have mentioned before that I love a boyish Brit who looks like he needs a real woman to feed him. (By force, if necessary. With whipped cream, of course.) I also relish the sight of an intense, narcissistic actor playing beta male.

Credits to creators
devious minds, Vayne **ICE** (gacha)
:: Purple Moon :: Winter Queen in Ice Gloves (part of group gift emsemble; fee to join)
[Shag] – Cherie (roots) – afterglow
Glam Affair – Amberly – Europa Frostbite 03 Red (November Collabor88)
Glam Affair, Lolas applier Europa
Lolas ::: Tango ::: Mesh Breasts
(wml)Thethreefates:Atropos(Sever) set (not available)
N-core, SHARK 2 “One Voice Edition”
Glitterati, Boobalicious poses
location: Looking glass sim [sp?]
The first pic was GIMPed and GIMPed again. One big problem was the way the lights turned the bra layer lavender. Please forgive my clumsy repainting.

Safe neither for work nor for the horny

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!