After Hours, Before Dark

“Brevity is the soul of lingerie.”

~ Dorothy Parker

After Hours, Before Dark

I opted to do this loose recreation of a Helmut Newton photograph wearing a corset from the doyenne of SL lingerie, camilla Yosuke.

Ask any man who buys gifts for women in SL where to get the best lingerie, he will point you to camilla’s store, Insolence. This is for several reasons: First, men love to go to her store and ogle the beautiful product posters. Second, they know that the beauty they see in the product is the beauty they’ll get. Third, they know the recipients will be happy because the woman who wears this lingerie feels beautiful and desirable.

After Hours, Before Dark

Camilla’s lingerie is sexy but not slutty, suggestive but not revealing. Camilla has mastered the fine art of seduction in her work, making SL women feel sexy for their partners. Camilla never trades vulgarity for sexiness; even her more prurient pieces (found in the basement) are classy, empowering a woman’s sexuality rather than making her a silly blow up doll of an avatar.

The corset I chose, Lilly, includes shiny long-legged sexy stockings attached by a beribboned garter with sweet ruffles icing the top and hems. The corset, as should be, is laced up tight on the sides and back.

After Hours, Before Dark

I wore Guu Nishi’s simple (and incredibly inexpensive) Chunky Stiletto Pumps with the outfit. With their handy color change menu, their classic line, and great design, these pumps complete an outfit that makes the wearer the featured delectable, not her clothes.

After Hours, Before Dark


Hair: ETD Vivian – Crimson by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elika Tiramisu Designs (ETD)

Skin: Pulse Skin – Timeless ll/Makeup 4 by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Lingerie: Lilly Black Satin Outfit by INSOLENCE Lingerie by camilla Yosuke for Insolence Lingerie

Shoes: HOC – Chunky Stiletto Pumps by Guu Nishi for HOC Industries