Pretty broke

atmed Spring time. Ruined by tax time. When one scrutinizes one’s finances. When one realizes that buying a butterfly hat was fiscally irresponsible. Continue reading

So wholesome

poodle walk I rarely go all out for newness and can’t recall the last time Portia looked this sweet. Her cute combined dress and coat is Nevery Lorakeet’s latest offering from Les Petits Details. It’s called Mandarino and it’s also available in a brown abstract and a grey tweed version.

close for Jang Sopha Portal has outdone herself with Jang, a gorgeous Asian face that you will find at the Xiasumi School Festival. Some participants are donating proceeds to the children-centered Japan Tsunami Earthquake Relief fund. The Xiasumi campus is huge. Go to the actual school building and then do yourself a favor by using area search. Portia’s hair is new from Little Bones at Collabor88. You can change the shade of the left half of the hairdo by choosing one of the streaks options on the HUD. I have been avoiding these hat hairdos because they give me Culture Club flashbacks, but I was powerless to resist the center part and controlled curls of Spell Circle.

sneaky sneaky sneaky

*LpD* – *Mandarino* Dress-Coat Blue (Mesh – XXS) (NEW; ty Nevery!)
[ MUDSKIN ]_Jang_Makeup1_Sunny (NEW at Xiasumi)
[ MUDSKIN ]_Gallaxy Eye_Grey1_w1 (not currently available)
A*S, Thigh High Canvas Boots_XS_ (NEW at The Thrift Shop)
little bones. (hat) Spell Circle [L] Landslide pack (NEW at Collabor88)
Zaara : Banjara silver choker (NEW at Collabor88)
:::LP::: Pyramid_Stud Pearl/Onyx (old gift)
Label Motion – My Balloon Pet (old gift)
location: Aitui

Summer’s end

greens Hedda’s beautifully ballooning pants are new from Nevery Lorakeet for Les petits Details. Available in black (shown here), white and pale pink, the Marta pants can be paired with a ruffled camisole. The camisole feels classic in black or white and pops in a lipstick-pink floral. Continue reading


poppedAlana is a new party dress from Nevery Lorakeet for LpD. If a fabric this bold threatens to raise eyebrows at the next garden party, you can always buy Alana in white or pink floral versions. Please save the black version for a slow nighttime ride in the extra-long limousine of a powerful wo/man.
oakley I love the distinctive look of Glam Affair’s Oakley skin with its enhanced eyelid. There are a few more days to play this gacha at Summerfest.

Credits to creators
*LpD* – *Alana* Tunic Dress PoP (Mesh-XS/XXS) (ty Nevery!)
-Glam Affair – Oakley skin – Asia 07 D (gacha at Summerfest)
little bones. Barbarella V.2 (older group gift: go to the back of the store to what looks like a storage area and find this and other gifts on a shelf)
. Liquence . – Hairbase (Tintable)
mijn.botique / accessorises / golden hope armcuff / (not available)
Pure Poison, Gladia Sandal Gold with Slink, Female Feet (AvEnhance) XXS – Flat
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
pose 2: Grafica, Scylla (ty Alyx!)



Today Portia looks like one of the cool girls. Her long denim skirt is one of the new Gelsomino separates from Nevery Lorakeet for LpD. The skirt is available in black and in three shades of light denim that take me all the way back to my 1970s Barbie doll’s wardrobe. There is also a far fancier ruffled, belly-baring summer blouse with a choker-style collar. The Gelsomino blouse comes in all-white, light flowers, gold flowers, pink and black-and-white striped fabrics. (Honestly, I couldn’t choose.)

bubblicious I was vexed that my cute/slutty new shoes from Blah didn’t show up in my first photo, so I rushed Portia out of the rain and into a bubble (with some funny tune-loving poses). The Frenchie hair by Illmatic is justly popular. The hair-base alone is a work of art. But at 300L for one colour (with front or back braid variations) it is one of the most expensive hairstyles I have ever bought. Illmatic is holding a 100L sale on some older styles, so you could balance out the cost by buying more (rather than less) hair.

Credrizzles (with thanks and apologies to Leona Jayarama)
*LpD* – *Gelsomino* Skirt Light Blue (Mesh – XXS) (NEW; ty Ms. Lorakeet!)
:::LP::: Stud Blouse [Tucked] (White/Silver) S
Oh La La ::Art Bag:: (a) RARE (gacha; I had a tough time finding Oh La La)
{anc} tuner. / headphone / blue (Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
{anc} tuner. / speareye / silver (Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
ILLMATIC :: Frenchie – Noir[Female](Forward) (at Kustom9)
.Birdy.  Ashley Skin  ~CoCo~ (bare) and .Birdy. {GLOSS} Raspberry
Visage, Beauty Marks – set 07 – dark
:::LP::: Pyramid_Stud Pearl/Onyx (Sexy and I Know It Hunt 2)
Blah. ( Cute Bow Platforms ) Salmon
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) XXS – High
ISON – vine cuff (antique silver)
The Annex – Filigree Knuckle Ring – Silver & Diamond (Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
shot at H220 and upstairs at Faun

Balloon pants and faux pas

lesgirlsThere are days when I just don’t have the time or inclination to ensure my av’s outfit,  jewellery, skin and hair are perfectly compatible. There are also days when I feel “pose fatigue.” Chairs in particular disappoint my expectations. Sitting seems to ruin every last line of a beautiful avatar. So, there came a day last weekend when I was in the middle of styling a look and happened upon a great chair with mannish sits fit for balloon pants. Portia wasn’t wearing bracelets and her feet didn’t match her skin. But I wanted a picture, so I took one and I made it public. I’ve always been a mannish sitter myself. I remember vividly being scolded by my teenage friends for inviting unwanted attention by sitting immodestly in my own balloon pants. So this one’s for all of you who sometimes half-ass it or refuse to cross your legs.

Credits to creators
Les Petits Details, NewBoho outfit (top is fitmesh and requires latest viewer) (NEW; ty sweet Nevery!)
No. 7, Guramarsui eyelashes (NEW; merci Ms. Cake!)
Wasabi Pills, Skye Hair
Glam Affair, Aria combo 5 (Arcade gacha)
Umeboshi, Earth 2 eyes
this chair lives at Solita


stanceArianna is brand new from Nevery Lorakeet for Les Petits Details. The no-nonsense halter top and fanciful tulip skirt in white put Portia in an Amazonian mood. The ensemble is also available in silver-black sequin, dusty rose with a bold floral skirt and sand with a pale floral skirt. Pink Fuel’s Futurewave offering is Sora in a new alabaster tone. The pack features a Sora shape and more appliers than you can imagine. (The vagina remover isn’t listed on the vendor but it’s in there for those of you who want to adopt Mochi Milena’s boi options.) There are nine eye makeups, including a sexy/scary smoky look. The basic lip is pale, but there are seven intense lipsticks to purchase, including red, blue, green and fuchsia. The brows are black only, but there is also a browless version, which is almost always my preference.

pegasus My secret for armouring up without mortgaging the serf: 25 Linden Tuesday.

Credits to creators
Thank you to all the Futurewave creators
*LpD* – *Arianna* outfit White (Mesh – Size S) (NEW; thank you Nevery!)
(r)M [aka red mint] Hair No.18’14 ~ Strawberry in dark blondes pack (NEW) [the bangs are colour change, with regular and fantasy colour options]
[Pink Fuel] Sora – No Eyebrows (special Futurewave edition)
Zibska, Edera ~ Circlet (November 2013 Fantasy Gacha Carnival; thank you Zib!)
Pink Acid, Leather Mermaid Scale Leggings – White (oldie)
PFC~Pegasus Shield 1.0 – Classic
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual –
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
pose one: Hopscotch, Harlequin Umbrella pack
pose two: Nantra, Requiem (at Futurewave)

What to do

proud Wear Ila, by Nevery Lorakeet for LpD Makeup. (At Cosmetic Fair till January 31st in full, lips only, eyes only and no blush versions). Add Abominable Snow Baby. (Batteries not included.) Reminisce about that one wild night with Uncle Sugar.

Credits to creators
*LpD* MakeUp – *Ila* Complete (No Blush) (NEW at Cosmetic Fair; ty Nevery!)
-Glam Affair – Giselle – Sent to Destroy 3 (not available)
MIASNOW Lashes – CANDY 4 Drama (not available)
booN, cornrows hairbase black (NEW)
*LpD* – *Giada* Coat Black Ver.2 (Mesh – Size XS-XXS) (ty Nevery!)
Alchemy – Abominable Snow Baby – Hold – White (Birdy group gift with avatar and hold options; other colors available; Alchemy is a Birdy/Auxiliary collaboration)
Luas, Atenea earring (part of a gacha outfit)
MONS / Shocking eyes – grey

Something’s romantic in Denmark

dfinlpg I’ve been enjoying shooting at Neva Crystall’s Sky Villi sim, a beautifully detailed European village. One of my favourite spots is The Barrel, an open-air theatre. Tonight, Portia plays Ophelia in a modest flounced gown from Nevery Lorakeet for LpD and a voluminous texture-change wrap by Callisto Destiny for Drift. Both evoke the peasant looks of the 1970s. [Please note that the cardigan does not have a jagged edge! It’s just not big enough for the dress. I like that it looks all pointy, so I did not GIMP it better.]
onstage Don’t go mad. Go to the Jewelry and Accessories Expo and pick up the pretty gifts. My favourite is the pair of bat-shaped earrings from The Forge.

Credits to creators
*LpD* – *Floralie* Dress (Mesh – Size XS) (NEW; ty Ms. Nevery!)
DRIFT, Draped Cardigan [MESH] L-Knit Stripes2 Set w/HUD
.:EMO-tions:. * DUNJA*/chocolate
.Birdy. Foxy Neck snuggler {Berry} Dipped (gacha at The Arcade)
.Birdy. Blair skin ~Dusk~ Bluebird (Brown) (gacha at The Arcade)
.Birdy. Lippy {90’s} Pale nude
[LWL] Crown (Queen Mordor, silver) (gacha at The Arcade)
[The Forge] Battelina Earring (Bronze) (gift at Jewelry and Accessories Fair)
[ glow ] studio – I’ll Rock you ring(gold rose sha)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small
Blackliquid, nails for Slink hands
.MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
Blah, model pose pack 2
Neva Sky Villi