Unicorns and Rainbows

Not quite pink nor fluffy and not exactly dancing, but close enough! I also have my doubts on whether this particular unicorn will dance, frolic or prance. Seems like there’s a touch of a night mare in her eyes instead of mindless happiness.

pfudor3csBut frolicking or not, rainbows are where the unicorns graze, correct? If not graze, maybe at least lounge. Laze. Stretch and roll around in the clouds indulgently while watching down.

pfudor2csPerhaps even step through to other realms to cause mischief help innocents. That is what they do, right? If you’re not an innocent, you might as well be a walking target practice. Unicorns have high standards, after all!

pfudor4csThis moment of colourful cartoon attempt was brought to you by the Taste the Rainbow Hunt and of course Pink Fluffy Unicorns on Rainbows. You are all welcome.

The unicorn horn, tail and forehead stars by .aisling., the burlesque rainbow outfit by deviousMind, the lipstick by Pink Fuel and the rainbow with poses by WetCat are all from the Taste the Rainbow Hunt that started today. The skin by Pink Fuel is from the latest round of We Love Role-play and the eyes by Pin Me Down are from The Thrift Shop.

Scene: Rainbow and Poses: ::WetCat:: A Rainbow

Body: Skin: Pink Fuel – Harley Opaline Lid 01 dkbrow B | Hairdo: Alice Project – Victoria* | Eyes: Pin Me Down – Aniara* | Prim Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Tattoo Lashes: cheLLe – Anime Lashes (Pink) | Lipstick: Pink Fuel – Metallic Lipsticks Lt. Tones Red | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 | Feet: Slink – Womens Medium Barefeet | Horn, Tail, Forehead Stars: . a i s l i n g . Rainbow Candy, Sugar & Sugar Stars

Outfit: Corset & Necklace: deviousMind – Sweet Rose Valentina Rainbow Edition | Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Opium Mules with Pompom purple & red (for slink feet)* 

Poses: Part of the rainbow by WetCat.

Easter Mystery

“So, if nobunny lays eggs and the birdies swear they’re innocent, where DO the eggs come from? Especially the chocolate ones.”

eastermystery1bsOf course I couldn’t resist, had to make a picture with a bun-tail for Easter. For someone who goes by that name all year long I indulge in too few excuses to wear the ears and tail. This is bunny-look-excuse prime time right now, so I simply had to. Just no pastels. Absolutely no pastels.

Scene: Forest: Studio Skye – Enchanted Forest | Ottoman: ~Libertine~ Marquis Ottoman, Adult Ed. [v.1.1] (update soon out) | Bunny & Birdies: Happy Mood – HPMD* Standing Rabbit L & Little Birds Yellow | Eggs: Schadenfreude – Easter Breakfast

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Hair: D!va – Chika4 Type B Onyx | Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet | Ears & Tail: Eat Rice! – Usagi Plain (old, probably not available anymore)

Outfit: Body Suit: Pale Empress – Elyria White* 

Pose: Part of the ottoman.

Curiata Curliques

There’s something irresistibly alluring about masks: temptation of the unknown, promise of adventure, theatrical illusion, the base premise of being something or someone else than you are.

Curiata 1Perhaps it’s that combination of unknown and adventure that also makes them so sensual. Especially when so intricate and covered in decadent curliques as this Curiata mask by Illusions. The equally sensual lingerie set by SAKIDE can be found in Perfect Wardrobe until February 9th.

curiata2bsThere had to be gold in the look: rich, luxurious hues of it. Like in these Bali earrings by Bilo, for example. Or in the Timea ankle boots by lassitude & ennui, both new releases. Something about the way the closures of the shoes twisted made them a natural companion for the mask.

curiata3bsAs for the furniture, going for the Marquis set by ~Libertine~ was an obvious choice. If you’re going to be draped in decadent curliques, might as well lounge in an area to match the mood.

Scene: Furniture: ~Libertine~ Marquis Full Set*

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Summer Wheat | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Eyeshadow: Beautiful Freak – Flamina Sunset* | Lipstick: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Crema Lipcolor Sanguine | Hair: D!va – Asami Type A | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands Casual

Outfit: Mask: *~*Illusions*~* Curiata Mask | Lingerie: SAKIDE – Glitter Love Lingerie Black* | Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Timea ankle boots black/gold* | Earrings: Bilo – Bali Earrings Warm Reds*

Poses: D.Luxx – Secrets 03 | Part of the furniture.

Burlesque, Take Two

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now. Actually, every time I look at my site stats. My most viewed post that I constantly get hits on is from  February 2011 and it’s called Brief Burlesque. I have no idea if it’s in some strange gallery somewhere or if people just do ‘burlesque’ searches all the time and end there, but regardless: time for take two.

Burlesque, Take Two 1When I saw that deviousMind has a gacha of these outfits, I was porting over faster than you can say ‘feathers’. Then I obviously had to recreate the spirit of that first photoshoot and use a dance instead of static poses. Which resulted into hours of dancing around and taking pictures because yegads, trying to catch the right angle when shimmying about is not easy. Obviously wasn’t having fun at all. Noes, never.

Burlesque, Take Two 2As for the runner-ups stat-wise I’ve already done a take two on the golden skin so guess next I have to re-do the Minoan snake goddess… as soon as I see an updated outfit for that.

Scene: Miamai – Victorian Room prop with poses

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Lipstick: Izzie’s – Red Lipstick | Hair:  Love Soul – Hair*055*Jet Black | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands Casual 

Outfit: Outfit: deviousMind – Vayne Vamp | Boots: Schadenfreude – Leith Boots | Necklace & Earrings: Maxi Gossamer – Baroque Teardrop Gold (FaMESHed) | Bracelet: Mandala – Milky Way Bracelet Hawthorn Red

Dance: Studio4D – S4D_flamenco_82


Festive Liaisons

Because they make the festivities all the better, right? The egg on the background is called Liaisons Dangerouses and all the three letters — two on the table, one inside the egg —  contain a quote from the book. It and plenty of other festive things I’m about to show are by ~Libertine~ and can be found in the Midwinter Fair.
Festive Liaisons 1The wreath and the set of armlets and anklets (with a necklace I didn’t use for these pictures) are by Trident from the same fair. All the curlique shapes simply went together too well not to combine. The fair has also a hunt going on and the festive pendant I’m wearing can be found in it.Festive Liaisons 2The festive balls — and the pendant for the hunt — are also by ~Libertine~ and can be found in the fair. The table with all of them on display is for sale separately, where as the transferable balls are for sale under the big tree in the fair. They are fully modifiable and can be shrunk down to earring-size, as I just did here. As for the outfit, it’s by SAKIDE and it’s actually called Vintage Glam Dress, although to me it felt more appropriate as a set of lingerie. It’s available in Frost Winter Fashion FairFestive Liaisons 3Even the *~ by Nacht bed from Gothmas by Gaslight continued the curlique leaf motif, so I couldn’t resist it. The surroundings are a Roman bath dream scene by Garden of Dreams because the wreath somehow simply called for it.

Scene: Garden of Dreams – Roman Bath* | Bed: *~ by Nacht – The Ice Queen’s Bed | Festive Balls: ~Libertine~ Glass Low Table with Festive Balls Display & Festive Ball, Diana e Callisto | Egg: ~Libertine~ Liaisons Dangerouses Egg

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Rosy Mood – Satsuma Black 

Outfit: Dress: SAKIDE – Vintage Glam Dress White Sheer* | Necklace: ~Libertine~ Festive Pendant | Earring: ~Libertine~ Festive Ball, Bagnante | Wreath, bracelets & anklets: Trident – Winter Wreath & Idunn Winter Set

Pose: Part of the bed.

Twice the Libertine

I have wanted to make this post since Volstead released the Libertine lingerie. I knew the vintage lace would match perfectly with the decadence of the Marquis furniture set by ~Libertine~ and the name match was just too entertaining to pass up.

The lingerie consists of system layer garments for panties and top and an additional sheer lace mesh top to give it a more realistic shape. If you’re feeling daring, try leaving the glitch layer out. The matching Charleston slippers are also by Volstead.

All of the furniture and decor are from the Marquis set, most of the pieces also sold separately. The furniture has mature (cuddles) and adult versions with even a completely safe lounger if you just want to pose with red velvet and golden curves.

Be careful of all the drinks though, you never know what might happen if you indulge too much. All of it is called Libertine for a reason.

Scene: Surroundings: Fallen Gods Inc. – Bloody Mess | Furniture & Decor: ~Libertine~ Marquis Complete Set

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Waka & Yuki – Agata Model 02 | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Strawberry Jam on Ice Makeover

Outfit: Lingerie: Volstead – Libertine Nightie Chess* | Shoes: Volstead – Charleston Slippers Chess* | Ring: Mandala – Milky Nails White | Bracelet: lassitude & ennui – Opulence Pearls Bracelet* 

Poses: A part of the furniture.



52 Colours: Papaya Whip

Papaya whip is apparently the colour you get if mashed papayas are blended with whipped cream. It’s an extremely pale orange, for some screen settings it could be near white. For me this spelled either spring dresses or vintage lingerie. Guess which one I picked!

My Miss Papaya Whip turned into virtual cosplay. I knew I wanted period sheer fripperies with a corset, but by the time I was trying on blonde hairs I had a revelation: it was Agatha Heterodyne from Girl Genius! After I got over the squee-attack, I added steampunk spectacles by *Amaranthus* (old hunt gift) and LoveBug necklace by Maxi Gossamer from Collabor88 to maximize the effect. The extra goggles are by ezura from Steam the Hunt. It’s a well-known fact that you can never have too many goggles!

The necklace is of course a nod toward her trilobite locket, the symbol of House Heterodyne. None of the look is 100% match, but I think for cosplay it gets pretty close. The deliciously scandalous and indecent clothing by Sn@tch is referring to the times she only worked on inventions when sleepwalking and wandered around labs in her undergarments.

The surroundings are Ethercruiser by Urban Forge Virtuatecture. It’s their prize in the current Steam the Hunt and has several floors filled with awesome machinery, library, maps, control room and living space. The gadget she’s holding is from Twisted HuntThe Fatal Familial Insomniac by [ContraptioN]. I must say that I’m not sure if she’s going to cure her own sleepwalking with it or test it on someone else first…

Scene: Urban Forge Virtuatecture – Ethercruiser (Steam the Hunt)

Body: Skin: Glam Affair – Giselle Light Kajira D | Eyes: IKON – Horizon Eyes v2 (dark turquoise XL) | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Exile – Lost in Wonderland (Chardonnay)

Outfit: Clothes: Sn@tch – Dahlia Lace Crop Top (gold), Patrona Corset (gold), We Are Stardust Sheer Capris (peach)* | Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – LoveBug (short) | Glasses: *Amaranthus* – Lacy: Rust: Steampunk Spectacles | Goggles: ezura – Steampunk Goggles (Steam the Hunt)| Held head item: [ContraptioN] – The Fatal Familial Insomniac (Twisted Hunt)

Poses: Amato – pose play01 / N/A / !bang – Stand 137

Dementia Has No Name

The title is a combination of the name of the first lingerie set, Dementia by Dare Designs, and the collar and the jacket by Zibska called NoName. Dementia is a new release with several layer options, also considerably skimpier ones, but I felt like styling these in a more vintage fashion. After all, it’s soon time for Vintage Fair!

Why yes, yes they are skulls in the collar and jacket. I’d imagine either could be styled into a very fashionable bad-ass look, but after I saw the Maeve lingerie below and the Dementia above, I knew I wanted to take vintage pin-up pictures. There’s something irresistible in the aesthetic: a mix of class, enticement and attitude.

Zibska’s jacket, collar and Maeve-lingerie are available in Vanity Fair, which will run until 11th August. Better hurry over and check it all out before the other events begin: it’s going to be a busy month.

Scene: Background: Miamai – Victorian Room | Chair & Poses: Diesel Works – Bar Stool ver I

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Hair: BP*’s – Starlust Valentine Hair | Eyes: Poetic Colors – classic frozen silver bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Liner: Pin Me Down – Liner 5 | Lipstick: Izzie’s – Lipstick red

First Outfit: Lingerie: Dare Designs – Dementia Black & Red* | Collar: Zibska – Noname Collar* | Jewelry: Mandala – Milky Way2 Hawthorn Red

Second Outfit: Lingerie: Zibska – Maeve  Coal* | Jacket: Zibska – Noname Jacket Red* | Jewelry: Mandala – Milky Way2 Hawthorn Red



Alice in a Box

Hair Fair will finally open tomorrow (Saturday 14th) to appease all the not-so-patiently waiting shoppers about to tackle the new releases. As you all surely know by now, the fair supports Wigs for Kids and you can see the donation percentages on the booth walls. There’s also the traditional hoards of gifts from the designers, Tessa below from *Alice Project*.

The rest of the hairs are the new releases by *Alice Project*, all available exclusively in Hair Fair for the fair’s duration. If you are truly new to Hair Fairs, it’s always just new releases and for as long as the fair is on, the styles are not sold in the main stores.

Since it’s conveniently Friday, I yoinked things from Fifty Linden Friday: the boxy by Glitterati to provide the poses and background and the adorable vintage-vibed bikini by Adore & Abhor to pose in. Thus Alice in a box, with fittingly lush big hairdos. It was all really like a cutesy old school pin-up shoot.

I used the same skin throughout the shoot, it’s Roza by Glam Affair, available in Collabor88. I changed makeup and eyes depending on the hair, just to show how wonderful and necessary skins with minimal makeup are. These days there’s really no need whatsoever for a skin with makeup, just an excellent base and then plenty of makeup shopping!

Speaking of eyes, most of them I dug up from my endless folders, but these ones are the latest group gift by IKON. If really pale blue eyes are your thing, go join the group!

Sudden change to red! If you’ve never tried *Alice Project* before, you should know that the hairs are base white when put on and then you control the colour change with a HUD. It’s very convenient, works for any mood and you can choose if you want streaks or not.

As for Hair Fair, I recommend joining the demo group and trying out all the hair today in the comfort and laglessness of your own home and having a shopping list ready for tomorrow!

The Hair Fair DEMO Group is listed in search, or you can copy and paste ( secondlife:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about ) into chat and open history to click on the link and join.

Edit: Now that the fair is open, you can find *Alice Project* in Flower sim.

Every picture: Skin: Glam Affair – Roza Natural 03 | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hairbase: Amacci – Hairbase Tattoo | Bikini: Adore & Abhor – Hot Heat Bikini | Box & poses: Glitterati – Boxy / FLF

First picture: Hair: *Alice Project* – Tessa* | Eyes: Poetic Colors: Summer Breeze | Jewelry: KOSH – Auna Earrings & Ring | Liner: Pin Me Down – Liner 7 | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Oceans Breeze Heart’s Desire Makeover 

Second picture: Hair: *Alice Project* – Kumi* | Eyes: Umedama Holic – GemStone eye G04 | Liner: Pin Me Down – Liner 5 | Lips: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Opal Lipcolor Mocha | Earrings: Finesmith – Noir

Third picture: Hair: *Alice Project* – Namie* | Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Colors of Fall Brown | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Ginger Chocolate Makeover

Fourth picture: Hair: *Alice Project* – Helga* | Eyes: IKON – ‘Sunrise’ Eyes Bleached Blue | Liner: Pin Me Down – Liner 5 | Lips: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss | Bangles: Zaara – Sadaf paua bangles silver

Fifth picture: Hair: *Alice Project* – Hyori (left) & Bliss (right)* | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Summer Breeze | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Lucid Copper Nights Makeover | Ring: [HANDverk] – Geode Ring

You’re No Good~

I refer of course to the song and to fairy tale villains in general, like Maleficent. Mal would like to ask in return when did being good ever get anyone anything except poisoned apples, lost slippers, curses galore and cookie cutter princes, hmm?

Sorceresses have to work hard for their power, they can’t frolic about on meadows with talking animals or bake pies, there’s magic to learn, minions to control, plans to make, worlds to conquer! Unfortunately the fairy tales set them up to fail, suffering from the worst case of idiocy in the Evil Overlord List ever.

It’s sad, really. They work so hard, fall for such obvious mistakes and then the airhead songstresses frolic into the only form of happiness possibly suitable for women: marriage to a wealthy man. On behalf of all the determined make-your-own-happiness wicked women ever: shame on the storytellers!

It’s not like they wouldn’t know how to let their hair down every once in a while and I’m sure various handsome males dragged into the prison could be dragged out occasionally, too. Perhaps even kicked out the door later into freedom if they behave!

Besides, who needs men when you can have dragons?

The pictures are a mix of awesome things from Fairy Tales event and also show off the latest release by lassitude & ennui: the gorgeous Nyrha sandals with mesh feet. The bracelet in the lower pictures is from Finesmith‘s rebranding sale: a lot of things for just 100L! The eyes with just enough of supernatural are one of the current gifts in the new IKON VIP group. There’s also a lot of old things from my fantasy folders, which are sort of like a bottomless pit of awesome. No guarantees of everything being still available!

Fairy Tales 2012: Skin: Glam Affair – Mia Fairy Tales 2012 01 A | Hair (lower pictures): Exile – Lost in Wonderland:Raven | Outfit: SAKIDE – Malefic

Scene: Stone Misery – Witch Temple | Throne: Nedria Cyr Designs – Necrotica Throne (limited item) | Couch: ~Libertine~ Marquis Set Couch III Valentine Ed. | Dragon: Bare@Rose – Mother Dragon Ride

Working Sorceress: Hair: Tekeli-li – Ashtoreth (black) |  Blue glow: Designs of Darkness – Water Hands | Staff: Nedria Cyr Designs – Staff of the Spider Queen v1.0 | Eyes: IKON – Horizon Eyes v2 Pale Glass XL | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Lips: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Opal Lipcolor Mocha | Collar: Rasetsukoku – Unseelie Collar | Necklace: Amorous – Triptych Bluesilver | Shoes: G Field – Flower Pumps Eve (black)  | Poses: Astalianda – Shinies 1 / throne

Relaxed Mal:  | Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Nyrha Sandals black rigged mesh* | Body suit: COCO – Sheer Body Suit | Lips: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss | Bracelet: Finesmith – Yeriak inspiration | Eyes: IKON – Horizon Eyes v2 Pale Glass XL | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Poses: Olive Juice – Oh, these old things? / aDORKable Poses – Love Gun II GroundSit2