Wicked Woman

She is preternaturally silent, her coat swirling around her as she moves, unusually graceful in her strange platform boots. All I can feel is the susurrus of air as she circles around me, her eyes focused on me from behind the mask of her facial tattoo—wings as if from a phoenix, burning around her eyes. I can’t imagine the pain of receiving that tattoo. I wonder why she chose to get it (or didn’t choose), what brought her to this point.

Wicked Woman

Last week I was making sweet little girl outfits; this week I seem to have found my inner demon. I start with an ensemble from Bare Roses, which is the source for a whole range of inexpensive and imaginative outfits. This particular outfit comes with the usual overabundance of sculpties and dead-on details, including leg buckles and arm buckles.

Wicked Woman

I was inspired by this skin from Plastik, which is a hunt item for the Style of the 50s hunt. (Don’t ask me more about the hunt—I tripped upon it and took advantage so I could see what the big kerfluffle about Plastik skins is.) I was able to work this whole look around the skin and makeup from that set, which I like a lot for its fantasy flavor.

Wicked Woman

My boots are ankle versions of Ono Zinner’s awesome fantasy boots (which I now see don’t show in profile so you get a bonus photo).

Wicked Woman

“All things truly wicked start from an innocence.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

Hair: *SD* AMBITION Fancy Cornrows w/ Long Loose by Akila Rondelstein for *HQ-Street Dermatology*

Skin: :[P]:-Ataciara-Chorus- Retro Chic with :[P]:- Ataciara Makeups-Tribe Leader by Aikea Rieko for Plastik

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Silver&Rust 3 (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Outfit: ::: B@R ::: Silent Heart by June Dion for Bare Roses

Boots: [NeurolaB Inc.] Activa Ankle Boots Black by Ono Zinner for [NeurolaB Inc.] *

Panther

One of my first friends in SL was Heather Rau. We met in a store when I was a newbie, both shopping (fancy that), and she became one of my first SL shopping mentors. She had amazing skills in SL—she could do it all—build, script, look beautiful, make a great shape (she made my first one—the one I have now is a variation of it), engage in role play. She helped me greatly. Then she went quiet.

Northern Forests

Heather had discovered Gor. Now, if you knew Heather, you would have thought pigs had started flying. She just didn’t seem the type to go for that at all. But she walked into the forest, and she never looked back. She undertook Gor as she did anything else—with intensity and intelligence. She built an AMAZINGLY beautiful sim for her Panther sisters at the Northern Forests of Gor. (Be forewarned: the Panthers there expect RP at all times. Do not wander in as a tourist without escort—you will get captured.)

Panther

Her shop is named “Black Orchid,” a gorgeous exotic name for gorgeous exotic pieces. I am blown away by the things Heather is selling—intricate jewelry, panther clothes, and cold weather clothing (with snowshoes!) for panthers.

Panther

I chose this panther outfit because, well frankly, it’s hot. Heather has made the most of her system pieces, including adding depth with shadows and wrinkles and ripped holes. True to Panther existence, her outfit includes the tools every huntress needs, including a knife and feathers, tied by a cleverly knotted rope around the waist. Her necklace and bracelets include intricately textured beads strung on leather cords and metal bangles. Heather told me she makes what she wants to wear, and if you ever saw Heather, you would realize she has a beautiful aesthetic.

Panther

This rocking hair from Akila Rondelstein includes everything a girl in dreads needs. With it’s cleverly gesture-activated color-changer, this piece is 31 versions in one with the different choices available. Check out Street Dermatology. She has some funky fine stuff there.

Panther

For the huntress:

Hair: ***Street Dermatology *** *SD*’s RL Dreads (Outcho  Face) by Akila Rondelstein for ***Street Dermatology ***

Skin: Pulse Skin-Climax/Valeries T Byzantium/Champagne by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Outfit (including jewelry): [BO] Holey Outfit – Zebra by Heather Rau for Black Orchid

Necklace: [BO] Larl Claw Necklace by Heather Rau for Black Orchid

Photo from The Northern Forests of Gor.