Sticky or strict?

jbcfg copysm The typical Hallowe’en combination of orange and purple makes my hair stand on end. So it’s a relief to see Dorothy Darkfold do it right by desaturating the two in a frothy gothic lolita gown, which is free at Dimbula Rose. Shortcake Sugarplum of Lucky #7 opened her new mainstore with a beautiful, and very affordable, line of circus makeups. The Myriam makeup is part of the line, but it’s only available at The Gallery Gift Shop.

hof3 Another new makeup from #7 is a tintable diamond tattoo, which I’m showing in its out-of-the-box shade. I like the contrast of the pale white on the tan skin from Al Vulo. The Retro dress by House of Fox for Collabor88 is so beautifully textured that it makes any photographer look like a dodging-n-burning genius.

Be the party
:::Dimbula Rose::: Alice’s summer dress (free in the very bottom level of the shop)
[ no. 7 ] Circus Myriam {c} (NEW; at The Gallery Gift Shop; ty Shortcake!)
essences, Amaterasu lait brunette (recent gacha, not available)
MIASNOW Lashes – CANDY 4 Drama (donation item at Horrorfest, with proceeds going to epilepsy research)
::Dimbula Rose::: PK&GR clown eyes (not available)
Cute Poison – Horror Necklace RED (Raven) (gacha at Horrorfest)
KMADD Hair ~ LOLA (free)
location: Dimbula Rose

Scorn the party
[ no. 7 ] Circus Joker [tintable] (NEW; ty Shortcake!)
al vulo- Ylenia* Majestic blonde brow bisquit (former TDRF)
Color.Me.H.O.F Mesh [Retro Dress[Blue]_M (at Collabor88)
Zibska, Sevan ~ Earring (comes with necklace) (ty Zib!)
..:: BenS Beauty ::.. Melissa Line Ring Gold
Slink, Tall Leather Thigh Boots Average Black
location: Virtual Decay


Angel v. demon

bridefinal2 This month’s Collabor88 is inspiring. The palette, exemplified in the colours offered by Harry Hix of ISON, is sophisticated. Several creators, including Hix and Marie Lauridsen of Milk Motion, have worked to give mesh an extra dimension.

I am on the hunt for new skin lines for my too-familiar-looking av. Lately, both Modish (here) and Birdy (above) have caught my attention, partly because they make Portia look more or less dangerous. The BIRDY skin is one of 6 makeups for 99L each at The Chapter Four.

Look one
!Ohmai: Kun (comes with roses) (NEW at Hair Fair)
.B I R D Y. DELILAH skin ~Pure~ London (99L at The Chapter Four)
– .HoD. – The Crux – Frost – S (NEW at The Gallery Gift Shop)
(Milk Motion) Lace dress – XXS – white (NEW at Collabor88)
Cute Poison – Multi-Cross Necklace (Silver)
FINESMITH – Massive Diamonds ring
ISON – vine cuff (antique silver)
S (and) P – Lotus Creeper Tattoo
[ Lucky #7 ] Vieja Martha :Fly Away: Lashes
[UMEBOSHI] Lunar 2 eyes -Ink- (NEW at The Gallery Gift Shop)

Look two
ISON – ruffle dress -S- (purple) (NEW at Collabor88)
[taketomi],_Kurumi_Karafuru03 (at The Chapter Four)
Tiny Bird – OMGWTF Orchids (old gacha)
::Modish:: Jules-color- {dark brows} CL (previous group gift)
Clemmm – Sheerfully Bee tights – Pink (BEE) (old event item)
Bliensen + Maitai – La Gamme Du Printemps – Necklace
[UMEBOSHI] Lunar 2 eyes -Draconis- (NEW at The Gallery Gift Shop)
PDA, Gangplank Oddment

GIMPed with luv

Been saving it all for you


The Gallery Gift Shop is celebrating its second anniversary. Every month TGGS mistressmind Shortcake Sugarplum curates a lovely collection of art, clothing, accessories, home furnishings and greenery. This month, in honour of the anniversary, Ms. Sugarplum has been awake nights doing what one does with big data. This data is not just numbers, so it must be munched, not crunched. Putting her waistline at risk, Ms. Sugarplum came up with a profile of the average TGGS customer. Apparently, she looks something like the girl you see in today’s pics. And yes, she is a virgin, in SL at least.


Credits to creators
limo to The Gallery Gift Shop
thank you TGGS creators!
::WEG::: Belle de Jour Stripe M (NEW; at TGGS starting July 15)
Zibska, Phoebe ~ Earring and Necklace (colour change) (NEW group gift; ty Zib!)
[Angels and Demons Creations] looks flowers mesh glasses (NEW; at Gypset Market; ty Aliza!) [Join the free BeStyle Readers group when you arrive at the shop in order to buy the items.]
[Angels and Demons Creations] MTL hat (not available)
+Nuuna+ Kati Skin [Fair] cleavage
[UMEBOSHI] Lunar 2 eyes -Deep-(NEW; at TGGS starting July 15)
[ #7 ] D I S C O V E R Y Mustache Your Lips – red (at TGGS starting July 15)
Eaters Coma – GIFT 03 (S) / Dark Chestnut (group gift)
::je::suis, magnifique::bangles reds
:FANATIK: Tyrolia vintage bangle
GIMPed for your pleisure

Colour at any cost

good whipaxl I was desperate for colour, so I grabbed this gorgeous skirt by Status and aimed to style it classy. I didn’t have a blouse but I happened to see some cute tiny tees at Alterego. I realized I hadn’t touched my Lolas in a long time…. Then Joy Laperriere gave the SHI VIP group a leather “wrist belt”—which is not meant to touch anyone’s Lolas, btw—and I decided Portia could be classy tomorrow. The whole episode left her exhausted. She wishes I wouldn’t fuss so.

kittenclpx On July 15th, The Gallery Gift Shop will celebrate its second anniversary with new creators, a chance to score continuing creators’ previous offerings, new items, and a hunt. Portia wears two of the hunt gifts. From Shortcake Sugarplum of Lucky #7, this butterfly eye tatoo (and some lion makeup). And from Keiba Resident of Umeboshi, these hypnotizing eyes.

Credits to creators
..S..: Slit Skirt Neon M- (NEW; at The Box or TheBox or Th’bx…)
alterego, pucker – v3 – pink (comes with applier)
Lolas, Tango mesh
taketomi, Kurichi (NEW; comes with Sachi hairdo; at The Chapter Four) [this colour pack is huge and inexpensive!)
[UMEBOSHI] Lunar 2 eyes -Deep- (hunt gift as of July 15th at TGGS; ty Keiba!)
[ glow ] studio – Eyelashes. Touched – Dandelion
Essences – Noodles – Browless (gacha at TCF)
[Pink Fuel] Glossy Pout Lipstick – Royal
[ #7 ] DISCOVERY Summer Butterfly Makeup (gift as of July 15th at TGGS; ty Shortie!)
REDGRAVE- Shoes Deborah – 12colors (NEW)
.Shi : Wrist Belt [Unisex] {Luxe Gift} (VIP gg, fee to join)
[7891.] Total – Gold earrings
Samsara, aubade bangles
:::Sn@tch, Nail Candy (Onyx):::
flowey, self-picnic table
GIMPed but not pimped.

Level out

squareeyeslsmllnt The Gallery Gift Shop is going to celebrate its second anniversary starting July 15th. There will be a hunt and some special items to celebrate. TGGS is also sending out a call for new artists and shops to join the crew: find all the info on the TGGS website. This month’s round will close early, on July 6th. Today Portia is wearing two of the four pieces of Shortcake Sugarplum’s Arctic Face Decor  for Lucky #7. Moving these around is hours of fun. It’s impossible to decide where not to put them. The pack also includes some spiky curvy lashes. Portia’s irresistible lip gloss is new from Pink Fuel. For 250L you get ten colours in three intensities designed to flatter pale, medium and dark tone skins.

Credits to creators
[ Lucky #7 ] Arctic Face Decor [there are four pieces to play with—I moved em all over—and a pair of curved spiky eyelashes also included] (NEW at The Gallery Gift Shop; ty Ms. Shortcake!)
[Pink Fuel] Glossy Pout Lipstick – Plum (NEW; three versions of ten colours for 250L=hot and cool all at once)
+Nuuna+ Kati Skin [Fair]
– Glam Affair – Stella Eyes n4
Remarkable Oblivion – Jetstream – Pink – Headphones
-LaViere- Reverie/Strawberry
(TokiDoki) Haru Jacket_Large (mint) (old gift; other colours available)

Special A


There are times when a ruff is enough. Add glasses if you don’t believe me.

Anorak wears
[ #7 ] First Class Glasses {MC} (NEW; at The Gallery Gift Shop till mid-May; ty Shortie!)
Inside Lab. Athena Collar in Sunlight (at SL Fashion Week, but hurry)
::LC:: Shay Uni Black [sheer] Shirt (at SL Fashion Week, but hurry)
Paperbag. White Becky Blazer (one-size mesh)
Faenzo – UFFIE Hair // DABR Light Brown (free on Marketplace)
Curio, Chic Flair 1 in Petal [Dark] (will be retired on May 4)
mijn.botique accessories / studded earrings n.2 rgold
MONS / Shocking eyes – blue
GIMPed. No lies.

Back on the rack

lubitschx It’s time once again to slither off to The Gallery Gift Shop and stalk the art. This month, I took a fancy to Gabrielle Swindlehurst’s Doomsday Has Come and Gone, which looks good at any post-earthquake angle. Also at TGGS. Umeboshi offers a tattoo that multiplies your av’s eyes. (Just in case the apocalypse makes no sound.) In addition to pink hair and a silver tunic from the current Collabor88, Portia wears Dilly Dolls boots, a gift in the Twisted Hunt. The HUD gives you the choice of black or white leather as well as subtle variations on the fabric pattern, which is based on the dreaded TH box.
katixs At the Skin Fair, I tried more skins than a hundred snakes could slough. But Nuuna’s Kati was the only one that inspired me to put clothes on Portia and send her back to the sim. Kati is a breath-takingly flawless blank canvas with all the tattoo-layer add-ons you could desire. In addition to crazy-colour lips like blue, orange and black, there are several shades of pink. Tintable eyebrows and a half dozen tintable blush tats allow for personalization. There is also an applier for Lolas Tango tatas, the mere thought of which makes me feel jiggly on my insides. All this costs only 400L. (If there’s a better deal at Skin Fair I will eat snake slough. With fries.) Portia wears the second-lightest of the seven Kati tones, meaning that goths and ghouls should be doing some kind of dance in honour of the first one. Last but not least today, Portia sports Shortcake Sugarplum’s latest creation for TGGS, the Vegas-worthy Diamond Spades Lashes. I have made special requests for diamond-spade pasties and piercings and a full deck of pornographic playing cards. But I do that every month.

Credits to creators
TGGS limo
Gabrielle Swindlehurst, Doomsday has Come and Gone (at TGGS)
r2, A/D/E sheer shirt[XS]silver (Collabor88)
ay, Hipster white bikini bottom (old bikini)
~Tableau Vivant~ Hathaway hair – Pink 1 (Collabor88)
+Nuuna+ Kati Skin [Fair] (with Pink 2 lips, tintable Eyelashes, Eyeliner 2, Eyelashes 2 and Blush 1, all in the same pack) (NEW at Skin Fair)
[ #7 ] Diamond Spades Lash Add-Ons (NEW at TGGS; ty SS!)
MONS / Shocking eyes – hazel
*Dilly Dolls* Matilda Boot Light Twisted S2013 (Twisted Hunt gift)
[JB] Juicy Box – Mecha Tattoo
[UMEBOSHI] Knee tattoo -Eye- (at TGGS; ty Keiba!)
ISON – vine cuff (antique silver) (recent 50L F)
mijn.botique, accessories / studded earrings n.2 – silver (recent TDR Fusion)
Sn@tch, Nail Candy (Pink/White Tips)
pose one: Blah!, Model pose pack 2
pose two: Alouette, The Bibliotheque Chair Grey floral (Arcade gacha)
photo two: hair—DeLa, Rossi; blouse—BCC, Mocha Blossom Promenade
Sn@tch, Dark Photobox set
GIMPed but not pimped. Please demo skin!


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.

My pretties

sideht2ll I swear that someone somehow stole my blogging gene. I’m down to “system skirt bad; she pretty.” So I shall just say that I hereby offer you a shot of Aliza Karu’s tour-de-force Ania gown for AngelsDemons Creations. In addition to the dramatic cut-out back you see here, there are cuts in the front of the gown which make the dress look as though it’s independent of the body, not hung on it. Suvi Breil took a fabulous shot of the whole ensemble, from the front, because she’s a genetically sound blogger.
sweetyzel I am also featuring this beautifully ornate brooch, with optional stripe makeup, which is an Avenue Readers group gift in the A:S:S deLuxe shop at Zenshi. I like the look of the brooch on bare flesh, with its nasty screws set into Portia’s adamantium breast-plate. Portia is wearing MiaSnow’s unusual Sweety skin, a favourite of mine, in the Exotic tone. The Sweety skin comes with the lashes shown here, with eyebrows, a few lipsticks, and with basic options of cleavage and dimples on or off.

Credits to creators
Look one, pic one
[AD] Ania Gown (ty Aliza Karu!) [note that the mesh gown comes in only one size]
MiaSnow, Sweety PALE w/ bra cleavage
/Wasabi Pills/ Skye Mesh Hair – Orchid
*BOOM* Fearless wrist cuffs BrwnGlaze (at Collabor88)
S o H, Big Dragon Friend (old freebie: the year of the dragon will soon end, so breathe fire while you can)
PDA, Gangplank Oddment

Look two, pic two
A:S:S deLuxe – Playful Violence brooch (with stripe tattoo) (gift in shop: join Avenue Readers group)
/Wasabi Pills/ Jamie Mesh Hair – Rye
Zibska, Ayira ~ Ear Cuff [colour-change and resizable via menu]
MiaSnow, Sweety EXOTIC w/ bra cleavage, worn with LASHES black
MONS / DualColor eyes – green
Ma Vie, Ma Vie pose pack (60L limited time special at new pose shop from Miamai on the Glam Affair sim)

Look one, pic three
[AD] Ania Gown (ty Aliza Karu!) [note that the mesh gown comes in only one size]
MiaSnow, Sweety PALE w/ bra cleavage
[ #7 ] In the City Lashes M/C
Mynerva~Platinum Drow Eyeliner (old gift)
/Wasabi Pills/ Skye Mesh Hair – Storm
Finesmith, Happiness (includes a tiara; VIP group gift, with a fee to join, but I think it is also the current subo gift)

GIMPed for your safety.