Choose choosing

decisions I spent the whole fucking weekend trying to put together an outfit. You know the problems: something highly shiny doesn’t look right with something deeply matte, something engineered perfectly doesn’t work with something rough hewn. (To be honest, a pair of sexy boots got me caught between dungeon and space-station looks. Catsuits aren’t as straightforward as they seem. There’s latex for S&M and there’s latex for traveling to Saturn. The first kind says flog me now. The second kind says people who are going to be held in stasis for years do not need pockets.) Eventually I realized that I had The Secret Store’s cropped bomber, which is so hot and so well made that it not only works with anything but can tie together a flounce skirt and bantu loop hair. And, as you will see after the cut, the bomber can even enhance a sweetheart of a skin. Continue reading

Eyes enough

eyeing you I think this is my post celebrating the colours of spring. It’s time once again to think about cute bunnies and chicks, chocolate or otherwise. This week I dressed Portia up as a warrior and then decided that she could be any old urban girl momentarily surprised by a giant rat, and not the marshmallow kind. New items in Portia’s wardrobe include the Vykris Corset from Aikea Rieko for The Plastik and the colour-change Echo shorts from Zibska by Zib Scaggs. (A girl needs a battle breastplate and fatigues when she ventures out on garbage night.) One of my favorite new accessories is the array of arrowhead piercings from Alegria, which I picked up at Love and War II. There are spikes in back and a nose-ring too, and the set is available in copper as well as antique silver. It was 30L when I bought it, but that might have been a 30L Saturday price. Continue reading

Ruffled rose

esmecloseblframe Someone I know planned a big post and had to scale back before Skin Fair ended forever and ever. Today Hedda wears Rose in Dark Chocolate, the deepest tone for Mudskin’s latest face. Sopha Portal’s new skin comes in 10 tones and 8 makeups. Each makeup pack includes a freckles version and a cleavage layer. But that’s not all, as they say on TV. There’s also a dazzling array of packs of eyeshadows and of lips, with each pack keyed to pale, light, medium 01, medium 02, and dark intensities. So many lips, so considerate of Ms. Portal to include in each lip pack appliers for Loud Mouth, SweetLips and TMP. (The skin packs, meanwhile, offer appliers for Loud Mouth, SweetLips and Nyam Nyam.) Appliers for hands and feet and bodies and boobs are sold separately at the mainstore. (Knees, when will we get more choices in knees?!)
balance bloom Hedda is also wearing the new Esme outfit, which is available in 20 colour combos from Aikea Rieko for The Plastik. A little Latin flounce called out for a big ‘fro, which could only be matched with red polkadot platform shoes.

Credits to creators
**All MUDSKIN items are at NEW at Skin Fair
[ MUDSKIN ]_Rose_E9_Dark Chocolate(Freckles)
add on in separate pack: [ MUDSKIN ]_Rose_Lip4_Dark
add on in separate pack: [ MUDSKIN ]_Rose_Eyeshadow8_Dark
:[Plastik]:- Esme // Crimson (NEW ty Aikea!)
.Things. – Incarceron Tattoo Fresh (at Skin Fair)
ieQED fancy.rustic.bracelet (past gacha)
Ingenue :: Yoshiko Heels (Slink) :: Cherry Dot (require Mid feet)
mijn.botique / accessories – pure dark marbl earring rose
NO.MATCH_NO.HEAT. (gift)
Unorthodox, Frenchie Hair Base Nior
{S0NG} :: Cupid~ Grey Eye
pose prop: elephante, Light Me Up (at The Fantasy Collective) (why is my av happiest when she poses with balls?)

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