Out with the old

jukl I am embarrassed to say that, statistically speaking, 2013 was another middling year for Pleisure. According to the annual WordPress report, Pleisure’s visitors fill only five Sydney Opera Houses. That’s considerably less than every blogger’s benchmark—thirteen Great Walls of China. (And I don’t like opera. The singing makes me giggle.) Even more disappointing, I have yet to attract that big Icelandic audience that everyone brags about. Although my blog limped along, my sex life and writing life were wonderful. So I am bidding a very fond farewell to 2013. I think I exhausted the poor thing.
Ladybug hmaem There are 22 more copies available of riri nini’s limited edition Ladybug gown for h.m.a.e.m. Get thee to The Couturier’s Docks (after ye have gotten to the bottle of aspirin).

Credits to creators
h.m.a.e.m. – Ladybug dress [only one size so do try demo] (NEW at The Couturier’s Docks; ty Ms. Nini!)
Pure Poison – Kayra Necklace – Old Gold
BALACLAVA!! Demeter’s Crown (Autumn)
.Shi : Journey Earring [Unisex.Left] {Luxe Gift} (fee to join group)
[The Forge] Viking Bracer (Brown Leather) Common (gacha)
FINESMITH – Kirin’s poem brown- RING
.Birdy. Blair skin ~Dusk~ Darling (Bare) (Arcade gacha is closed, but check yardsales)
oO{VF}Oo-Tally Marks FULL BODY
{essences} Long and Rare Eyelashes
SOUL., Goodbye Face Tattoo (old gift)
“”D!va”” Hair “Daisy” (Type A)(Garnet) (Arcade gacha is closed, but check yardsales)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Medium
pose one: Slouch, doppel 002 (available at Miamai’s Black Label boutique)
pose two: Iso-motion, Yashi 2 (available at Miamai’s Black Label boutique)
The location is Madpea’s Madcity Xmas sim
I GIMPed the first pic a lot, playing with the lines of the gown, but the second photo is untouched.


Hangs you up the most

medcolorj They say it’s spring, but the weather outside is still frightful. So I say, what the hell, let’s call it summer. Forget dressing up like a bag of Jordan almonds. Eat the damn almonds; wear sangría.
clpcolorxc I’ve been wanting a Glance skin for a while now, specifically because the medium and dark skin tones are so lovely. I got Anais at Skin Fair. She’s a bit dear price-wise, with a bare-face skin at over a 1,000L and separate packs of lipstick and eyeshadow for 500L each. (Good news for those of you who like to make stupid mistakes when buying things: the September lipsticks look just fine on the August tone.)

Credits to creators
*BOOM* Manchesters (lime) xxs (NEW, in mannnyyy colours; ty Ms Ah!)
Leverocci – Sleek Blazer_M_Coral (on sale)
SOUL. Corset Dots S (awesome)
*Glance Skins – Anais – August – Black Brows – Small Cleavage
*Glance Skins – Anais – September – Glossy 06 lipstick
I added Mynerva lashes and Dutch Touch eyeliner, which aren’t available for purchase
MEMIL eyes 06_orange brown (bought on Marketplace)
Swallow, Sunglasses
>TRUTH< Sassy w/Roots – crow
TuTy’s – black hairbase tattoo 2
mijn.botique accessories / huge chain necklace rosegol (past TDRF and not available)
mijn.botique accessories / studded earrings n.2 – rgold
[ glow ] studio – Diamond Bar ring (rose gold)
[HANDverk], Stud Clutch.kiwi (free at the Free*Style shop)
Glitterati, Shuttered pose prop
GIMPed for your pleisure.

Higher ground

Bela Tolsen of Tuttifrutti has just released an exciting assortment of leggings to suit every taste. There’s a classic Burberry check, a delicate camouflage pattern, a cool aztec print and any number of colourful abstract and geometric styles. I chose the Running leggings to go with Portia’s free coat from Essences. I love the unusual colour of this coat and its distinctive old newspaper print. A Womenstuff Hunt gift, the pack also contains a black version for those of you who are mourning the loss of Elena’s humanity.

Be sure to check out the Unhinged Festival, which is raising funds for Eku Zhong. Treatment for thyroid cancer has left Ms. Zhong’s skull fragile, and she needs a prosthesis. Given the circumstances, I have to applaud the organizers’ boldly black humorous logo of a skull with an unhinged jaw. Many of the items at the festival are skull-themed, and there are plenty of gachas to make you crazy. Sakide’s Cranium Ring, shown here, comes in a series of bold colours and a series of pale shades. I also played gacha for a pair of lassitude & ennui’s beautifully textured flat suede boots, which rise to mid-calf and feature an embroidered sugar skull. Get your ghoul on for a good cause.

Credits to creators
*TuttiFrutti* Layer Legging (Running)
Essences – Papercoat Moondust XS (Womenstuff Hunt)
Sakide, Black Cranium Ring Teal (gacha at Unhinged Festival; see above for details)
[ glow ] studio – Wild Shoulder Drape (brown fawn/gold)) [colour change buttons] (at Around the World)
SOUL. Womanstuff Hunt Noa Skin (Womenstuff Hunt)
/Wasabi Pills/ Christy Mesh Hair – Chocolate
h.m.a.e.m. – bag 0320 – mokka
LaGyo_Zarema gloves Brandy
Maitreya Mesh * Devi Booties S Redwood
poses: PDA, gold/ivory and dead love
location: NODE store
GIMP is your friend. (I faked the lining of the coat. And the buttons in the shoulder drape, which wouldn’t photograph at all angles. I tried to desausage Portia’s fingers. Sigh.)

Babe meets woods

For a while I was hating mesh because so many creators are using the same templates. I’ve had nightmares where I’m being chased by a pack of those dresses with the extreme V neckline. (The clash of colours and fabrics is terrifying. And I’m pretty sure a few of them are made of polyester. And/or carrying meat cleavers.) Instead of avoiding mesh, I’ve found a way to make multiples fascinating. If I see a style I like, I wait for several creators to release it and then choose the version I think is best (and most reasonably priced, where possible). The tunic Portia wears in today’s post is an elegant and sensuous garment. (It looks so much better on an av than it does in pictures.) I held off buying it until I found LIV-Glam’s version in this rich chestnut-and-gold fabric. On sale this month at Designer Showcase for 85L, the Hannah Tunic actually offers twelve different fabrics selectable by HUD.

I’m sure you’ve all seen the beautiful Glam Affair skin from the current Collabor88, but I’m featuring this closeup because I love the Good / Bye tattoo group gift from Soul.

Wasabi Pills’ new Kylee hair is very seductive. I love the sight of the long tresses turning in on themselves in a way that defies RL physics. Oh, hey, did I tell you I got an ombre highlight job in RL? The last time I let someone put my hair in tinfoil was more than twenty years ago. You’ve all been a very bad influence on me. Thanks for that.

Credits to creators
/Wasabi Pills/ Kylee Mesh Hair – (BOOBS) – Cinnamon (NEW; ty Miss Lemon!)
[LIV-Glam] Fall 2012- Hannah Trumpet Sleeve Tunic-XS (at designer showcase)
lassitude & ennui, Embroidered boots F / XS / purple gold (I got these at Cinema and don’t know if they’re in store yet)
+++Blue Blood+++ Elvira Tights BROWN
Glam Affair – Roza – Brr & Etci 02 RED (at Collabor88)
Miss Shippe’s Studio, OMS O Rama Gold Feather Lower Lashes
SOUL. Goodbye Face Tattoo (VIP group gift)
Al Vulo! MEsh Lashes (came with a skin)
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
LaGyo_Shield rings copper/white
[ glow ] studio – Black Eye and Tassel Necklace (gold) (at TDR)
poses: The Muse Poses, Tyche pack (NEW; ty Audrey Cresci!)
location: Hayden’s Haven