Beastly

belle's rose necklace The latest round of Enchantment is upon us. Beauty and the Beast is the theme. No. 7 designer Shortcake Sugarplum has fashioned a dramatic necklace made of a crimson rose and creamy pearls. Like any other Enchantment item, Belle’s Rose Necklace contains a stamp card that will allow you to choose a gift from No. 7 or from another creator participating in the event.* If anything, No. 7’s gift item for the Beast is more feminine and glamorous than Belle’s necklace. It’s as close to genderqueer as the Beast is to speciesqueer. Speaking of, Valentine’s finds me in the mood for romance this year because there’s actually someone I’d like to cuddle with. Ours is by no means a love affair. Between the polyamory and the twenty years age difference and the competition over who’s dominating whom, it’s a volatile thing. Then there’s his personality. The other day I told Mr. Cuddle-bunneh, who was getting a bit bossy, that he should think of me as a barn cat, completely self-sufficient and independent and not about to eat the dry food he was touting. He wanted to know how he fit into this scenario. I explained that he is the horse with whom I have formed one of those surprising cross-species friendships. “You share your sugar cubes with me,” I said, “and let me play with your long black tail.” “What about my big white cock?” he asked. I was not about to give him satisfaction, so I reminded him that he is better off as a stallion than a human, since an extremely well-endowed male is the only creature I would deign to ride.

*It’s more complicated—but no more expensive—than that sounds. Find more details.
No. 7 @ booN/Saikin, Belle’s Rose Necklace for Enchantment (ty Sweetie!)
Plastik, Izrahli skin (may not be available any more)
Maxi Gossamer, Fairy Pearl Cuffs
Rowne, Agnes hair (previous group gift)
pose: Glitterati, Boobtacular (only on Marketplace)
location: Opium

Later, leather daddy

leatherlight Nite nite Big One. I’ll miss you.

Credits
.Shi Hair : Blown {Set 1 . Black} (big sale ends today)
[PUMEC] – .:ANNA:. – New Tone – Black Brows (group gift)
:.Birdy. {Liner} 10
[Modern.Couture] Jewelry – Amber Bracelet and Ring set (may still be available at Fi*Friday: the one-day rule is not hard and fast)
::DirtyMind:: Nia Leather Shorties II (may still be available at Fi*Friday: the one-day rule is not hard and fast)
:[Plastik]:- Stellus Top [S]:// Poe (from Friday’s 50L set, likely still available!!)
HOLLYHOOD, MESH GOLD HANDCUFF NECKLACE (at L’accessoires)
*Milk* My leather Leg Straps Black
Swallow, Papillon Black Spyke Gold Bowtie (one of oodles of group gifts; join fee 10L)
mijn.botique accessories / studded earrings n.2 (not available)
Label Motion, My Xmas Bunny pose pack (NEW at TDRF; a different bunny for each pose—this is deluxe)

Wondering rye

pinky pale rye Behold Mudskin’s Rye, with her colourfully smokey eyes. One of Sopha Portal’s more glamorous adult faces, Rye is available in four makeups in two of the paler skin-tones offered in the latest Mudskin lineup. There are new appliers for these tones, like the ones for Lolas and Slink, which you will see below the cut.  Continue reading

Wrestle me to the mat

cat napped ptr Today I thought I’d say a word about the weird shadowy pics I like to make. I have almost no control over this light. In fact, my computer is such a piece of junk that the lighting winks on and off, from lit to black and lit again, endlessly. I have to keep trying to capture the screen shot, waiting for it to hit like lightning in a horror movie. This is often time-consuming. I find that I have more success getting the shot when I close my eyes. I suspect this is because the number of seconds between lights on and lights off is absurd and too awkward for humans to master: something like 11.3731. Time, not computer hardware, is the enemy after all. (There are musings on kink under the cut. Don’t venture there if shibari and envy frighten you.) Continue reading

Sounds in the night

shadowed2 Portia is wearing the sexy lace leggings from Cameron Vasiliov’s latest offering from B.D.R. The Hunting Souls outfit will set you up for Hallowe’en. It includes a bandeau top, wings, horns and plain and gruesome versions of a neck corset. There are also more appliers than this blogger can explain. Check out the vendor for deets. And don’t venture under the cut if you are kink-averse.
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Glories

horns at play The glorious new Nyraxis horns from Aikea Rieko of The Plastik are available for a few more days at We <3 Roleplay. For some reason I find forehead horns sexier than horns behind the ears or atop the head. (I guess I like the idea of goring anyone who disappoints me in bed.) The horns are materials-enhanced. With Advanced Lighting enabled and the right Windlight (I like Phototools) you can see the delicate texture and striations on the bones.
swooning blur Also glorious—Moon’s Wight Birth hair in Fades, my favourite Moon colour palette.

Credits to creators
MOON{Hair}. Wight Birth (at Secret Affair)
:[P]:- Nyraxis Horns [Fore-MAT]:// Ancient [NEW; beads and gem are colour change] (at We <3 Roleplay)
:[P]:- Astrali Skin[Basic]:// Minerva
:[P]:- Soul Ink Reloaded://(Tint):Jame
:[P]:- Soul Ink Reloaded://(Tint):Jakar
:[P]:- Soul Ink Reloaded://(Tint):Liner-Speckles
.:ellabella:. Saint – Jet – chin
:[P]:- Cailin Dress-Cinch [S]:// Kadiene
:[P]:- Fyriana Cuffs:// Kadiene
:[P]:- Krysis Choker://Tribal-Kadiene
:[P]:- Krysis Cord (Med)://Tribal-Kadiene
:[P]:- Krysis Cord (Short)://Tribal-Kadiene
{S0NG} :: Chibi~ Abyss Eye (at TDR Fusion)
pose one Kirin
pose two Ma Vie
location Tierra Del Fuego

Sweet and bright

orange dress Riri Nini, who designs for h.m.a.e.m, is known for her eccentric couture. But she also does minimal, clean-lined items— like the new Gaia dress—which recall the mod 1960s. This short strapless dress combines two simple shapes and punctuates them with symmetrical portholes. Some of the dresses are tone-on-tone, as in the orange version pictured here, and in the black and grey variations. Adventurous customers can opt for a shocking combo of marine blue and acid green, while shy girls can choose a subtle pairing of dove grey and rose. One of my rules as a blogger is that I am not allowed to wear anything I haven’t blogged. I broke that rule for Gaia and pranced around in one version after another on the pretense that I need to do more road-testing. For you, dear reader, for you.

gaia by riri My second last-minute Hair Fair recommendation is Milana’s Mint, an array of improbable curls (with a couple of flexi bits that bounce and make me giggle). Be sure to blow this pic up to see the beautiful speckles on Eclectica’s octopus necklace and the Free Bird nails patterned after the top of a pristine pencil. In order to see the large version of a pic, one has to click on it and then scroll down and select the original size. This is a major drawback of the Bushwick theme imho.

Credits
h.m.a.e.m- Gaia dress orange S (NEW; ty Riri!)
(Milana) Mint – Light Blondes (at Hair Fair till the 27th)
-FAUN- Xi Gladiator Sandals -Salmon- needs Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) Flat
Eclectica, Octopus Neckpiece-Coral(f)
::C’est la vie !:: Teddy Lamb(ivory/flower)mesh (gacha at The Dreamers)
.Birdy. Imogen Skin ~Porcelaine~ Frost (Bare) (past gacha)
Essences – Moles (new!) tintable
:[P]:- Aerin Cuff-R Arm :// Rosegold (past gacha)
[ glow ] studio – I’ll Rock you ring(gold rose sha)
Free Bird, Slink nail applier pencil pattern (free)
pose by h.m.a.e.m not available

Supernatural

midnight
It’s very evocative—the name of the new event. The Instruments it’s called. It made me orchestrate an ensemble of Zib Scaggs’ bountiful Kiele dress for Zibska and Shortcake Sugarplum’s plentiful Model Lashes for No. 7. The towering lashes are colour change and the Kiele dress, with its cage skirt and floral orbits, is available in blue and charcoal as well as the citrus and purple shades you see here. Hedda is looking a little odd as a nocturnal cutie with tanned skin. This was a Fifty Linden Friday edition of the Astrali skin from Aikea Reiko of The Plastik. The full-body tattoo is paler than the skin. And it’s gorgeous. Nobody does body art with more creativity and elegance than Ms. Rieko. Continue reading

Luniarrah in the sky

Luniarrah's leap

Luniarrah is one of Aikea Rieko’s new skins for The Plastik at Fantasy Faire, which ends today, Sunday the 11th of May. You will find details about the skins in my previous post, Izrahli in the rain. Luniarrah’s tattooed body reminds me of nothing so much as French vanilla ice cream, which is far tastier than the anglophone version.fob

My av is wearing a number of pieces from Folly’s Mother of Dragons gacha, which you will find at Fantasy Faire. These are infinitely colour changeable: each piece features about five distinct parts and ten colours to choose from. (Weirdly, I had to turn off full bright in the texture menu to get the gems to show.) While the pauldrons are ultra rare, I wasn’t that chuffed to win them. I own cauldrons o’ pauldrons, but my very first fanny fob…made parts of me throb.

Credits to creators
:[Plastik]:- Astrali Skin[Basic]:// Luniarrah (at Fantasy Faire; ty Aikea Rieko)
.::Mother Goose’s::. pointed lashes-1
[LeLutka]-SEIKO hair – MarilynFade
Folly: Mother of Dragons Pauldron ULTRA RARE
Folly: Mother of Dragons Fanny Fob COMMON
Folly: Mother of Dragons Vajewels COMMON
Folly: Mother of Dragons Rings COMMON
ieQED, hand.spike.titanium shoes
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) XS – Mid
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – XSmall
pose one: Kirin, Lost in Space pack
Pics were shot at Opium, which is where people go to play with each other’s fobs.