Ruffle me this

uh oh Aliza Karu of Angels and Demons Creations is back with dramatic gowns designed for the latest edition of Ferosh magazine, which is fabulous. I stripped 00:00 down to the bones: lots of rear ruffles calling attention to long bared legs and a harness decked with lace-filled picture frames. You can wear just one picture frame but I figure three gets you the full-on Guilty Remnant feel. (That’s not an obscure reference if Justin Theroux makes you melt.)
fair play Turn about is fair play. I hear tell of a tiny female domme who is topping a top I dislike. All she’s needed is an evil laugh, a little rope and a smattering of seeding. It couldn’t happen to a meaner guy.

[AD] 00:00 (NEW; see the whole outfit here; ty Aliza!)
Exile::Check Out Time (NEW at Collabor88)
[theSkinnery]Ming-Bare face(ebony) BB CL2
Nox. Beauty Marks [Four]
Visage, Beauty Marks – set 07 – dark
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Freckles w Moles
.la petite morte. regret under liner. black
Goth1c0: Arcane tattoo chest (ye olde iteme)
*BOOM* Fearless wrist cuff (v2) Silver
*Reign.- Monarch Heels- Black
poses PDA
shot at Tierra de Fuego


Satellite of love

ZibskaEuropa Hair Fair has to be the fashion year’s weirdest event. Until mesh bodies give us the option of multiplying av heads there’s just no way to wear a dozen new hairdos at once. One possible exception to this rule is the work of Zib Scaggs for Zibska. Ms. Scaggs’ hairdos are so avant-garde that they could be stacked to stunning effect. Here Portia opts only for Io, named liked all five new offerings for one of Saturn’s moons. Personally, I would avoid the annual coiffure craziness altogether if it weren’t for the opportunity to contribute to the Wigs for Kids charity. Zibska is the place to go if you want to donate in high style because each new ‘do is set for an impressive 50 per cent donation. Let the hair games begin.

Credits to creators
Zibska, Io (NEW for Hair Fair; ty Zib!)
Paperbag. Clear Vinyl Swim Suit (at The Big Show)
Lolas ::: Tango ::: Mesh Breasts
[KOOQLA] Nico skin – Moonwalker (lb) (group gift)
[KOOQLA] Ghost Fingers (needs Slink hands; group gift)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual –
Clemmm – Ghost Eyes v.4
pose: oldie from PDA


chopchop When Enchantment opens on February 1st, we will all be dressed in dramatic red gowns and cloaks. Bloggers will be searching in vain for male models who think being a lumberjack is ok. And no one is going to be able to figure out what Grandma can eat now that she won’t wear her dentures. I wager that until Enchantment opens, it’s okay to be a little cheeky. For Reprisal, her contribution to the event, Zib Scaggs of Zibska has created a black column gown in a signature tone-on-tone floral fabric. It’s accessorized with a shredded red cape and a big axe called, obviously, a wolfinator. Blood is not included. Draw your own.

Credits to creators
Zibska, Reprisal ~ Red ~ Cloak and axe and black eyeshadow (NEW for Enchantment, opening February 1st; ty Zib!)
*Crazy* Momo Dress
Corvus : Marla Skin Cleveage
Zibska, Saskia ~ Black eyeshadow (included in Reprisal)
*SMOTD* Little Red Riding Blood ~ Crown of Wolfteeth (old gift)
/Wasabi Pills/ Cora Mesh Hair – Black coffee (ty MissAllSunday Lemon!)
::BB:: Pesca Thigh Boots for DU2013 XS (PEWTER) (not available)
:::Sn@tch, Nail Candy (Black/Red Cross):::
poses: PDA
location: Imaginaria

I hold the lock

por two b Zib Scaggs has created a special Zibska Noir line, available exclusively at the Zenshi shop. Portia is one of the new gowns. (I’d tell you it’s named for my av, but Ms. Scaggs’ pet dust-bunny could also be a Portia.) The gown combines a strapless column dress with a corsage gone mutant and pauldrons prickling with hoops, all in a sober black pinstripe fabric.
por four l I’ve styled Portia for business and for play with one of my fave blouses from Coco—an oldie-but-goodie—and Red Mint’s high-end posture collar. It’s colour change, and it automatically moves an av’s head when a pose spoils the line of the collar.

Credits to creators
Zibska, Portia ~ Noir [the gown also includes loops for the waist] (only at Avenue Zenshi location; ty Zib Scaggs!)
..Birdy. Imogen Skin ~Biscuit~ London (Bare) (gacha at TCF, comes with appliers)
Birdy. {Liner} 10 (from the VIP dollarbie pack)
“tSg” Miss Sassy Brow Black (old gift)
(NO) (aka Nylon Outfitters), Bantu Loops Black
(r)M ~ Posture Collar ~ No.07 (Size S)
7 Exits (aka 7e), Rock Star *Metal* SE (group gift in shop)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Medium
{trinket} Cut Here Earrings
MONS / Shocking eyes – grey
poses by PDA
GIMPed but not PIMPed.

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

I scare myself

scaremyselfx My petite alt Anorak models the newest offerings from 22769 for The Gallery Gift Shop. The Andrea blouse, a stunner with a sexy open bodice and elegant peplum, is available in black, white, grass-green and lilac. The Classic Leather skirt, which combines two mouth-watering textures, is available in brown, shown here, black and white. Anorak also wears the latest VIP group gift shoes from BSD Design and a new Glam Affair skin with autumnal makeup. (It’s a steal for 190L at the Kustom9 event.)

Credits to creators
22769 ~ [femme] Andrea Blouse Black S (NEW at The Gallery Gift Shop; ty Paco and Manuel!)
22769 ~ [femme] Classic Leather Skirt Brown XS (NEW at The Gallery Gift Shop; ty Paco and Manuel!)
*elymode* School Socks : mismatched – green
{{BSD Design studio}}Classic beaute’ cow skin (new group gift; fee to join but a few past ggs are still available, so you may find it worth your while)
-Glam Affair – Neva skin – Europa 02 E (at Kustom9)
Nuuna, Cha Makeup (in pic 2 only) (NEW at Cosmetic Fair)
Miss C. – Lauren_Brown
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small
[The Forge] Viking Bracers (WornBronze/Gold) RARE [I lub dese] (at Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
:::Dimbula Rose::: Erosion Eyes (not current, but there are Halloween outfits to be had at the shop—travel down to the ground level if you TP in at the top)
poses by PDA
GIMPed and Pixlred. In fact, I couldn’t find a way to fix the mcfuckup in Anorak’s hair so I just left it. Why cover up for SL’s hairball-spitting shadow-hating?

Deadlier than the male

dazzlell I was intrigued by one question in Strawberry Singh’s most recent Monday Meme on the topic of our inventories: if you search for penis, how many items come up? I was disappointed to find only two. One is an old heart-shaped necklace from Periquita called, and depicting, My Little Penis. The other is the ugly Penis Shooter, an old freebie from Twisted Orchid, a fetish shop. This is not just a penis-shaped gun. It is a penis-shaped gun that shoots penises. And, unlike all the gun-shaped guns I own, it can be shrunk to fit a woman’s hand. (So much to say about that last phrase, but so little time.) As I mentioned, I was disheartened by my low penis count, but I made up for it today by styling Portia as a phallic femme fatale from film noir. She’s got to be a hophead, because no straight noir femme would expend this much energy on shooting a man. The gown must remain undisturbed if it’s going to represent the coldness of the blood.

dazzlef Bloggers around the grid are doing a superb job of taking shots that equal the beauty of the Jazz Age creations available at this month’s Collabor88. I tried to restrain myself, but this Ison gown fluttered undemo’d into my inventory. I was glad to give grey a go, since it’s a colour that Portia rarely wears. And this grey was so appealing that I could pass up all the other stunning colours. My plan is to choose my favourite item in each of the palette colours instead of buying indiscriminately. I have already awarded Emery the pink contract and Baiastice won for plum.

ISON – dazzle gown -S- (gray) with ISON – dazzle gown sleeves -M- (gray) (at Collabor88)
+:+WTG+:+ **4th Anniversary** bangles and choker (part of a larger set)
Twisted Orchid Fetish – Penis Shooter (not available)
Clawtooth: The Seas Met – AutumnMix
.B I R D Y. DELILAH skin ~Pure~ London (former event skin)
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Face mole01
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Face mole02
[:Tuli:] Tiny Heart Mole
::Dutch Touch:: ::MakeUP:: Mensje – Lipsticks – DeepDarkRed
Miamai, _Milady Jewell_Blue&Cream dots – Silver Jewell
MONS / Shocking eyes – grey
pose one: came with the old BOOM packaging
pose two: PDA, Transistor Sister
GIMPed for your pleisure

You look so obscene

perositl Hair Fair ends on the 28th, so you have time to pretend that you’re not so vain about your av’s looks that you’d go back for a fourth trip. And then go. Zib Scaggs of Zibska offers you Pero and four other avant-garde, runway-perfect styles. Each of her hairdos comes in a pack of black, brown, blonde, red and white. None is scripted to detonate in the presence of your frenemies. Remarkable Obivion’s demented drooling boots are available at Fameshed. If you get the correct angle with your Windlighting, you can cast an awesome shadow of that teethy, tonguey jaw.
notinluvl I figure it’s all good as long as I’m the only one who’s scared. (How could I resist? Those creepy spiky shadows are cast by the oh-so-innocent-acting hair!!)

Credits to creators
Zibska, Pero hair (NEW at Hair Fair; ty Zib!)
Remarkable Oblivion – Hobnails – FEMALE – LEATHER -SMALL (NEW at Fameshed)
:Emery – Mesh Dress Embellished Ehrmantraut Grey – S
:[Plastik]:- Astrali Skin[Toned-Down]:// Calypso (was a special)
[theSkinnery] Twighlight-unisex makeup (truly terrifying, for the Makeup and Tattoo hunt)
*SoliDea FoliEs* chameleon – rings
.Shi : Stone Necklace {Long}
:[Plastik]:- Krosis Earring //NewYorke
*League* Side-Gartered Stockings -Black -Black Garter
:::Sn@tch, Nail Candy (Blood):::
poses by PDA (not available)
GIMP is no slouch

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