New and Newerer

Wow, okay! So it’s been a little while since my last post and while I doubt I should admit to spending the last four days up to my eyeballs in SWToR (chapter 1 of the smuggler storyline complete, baby! LEGACY, WOOO!), I would also like to assure you that I am back and blogging for the forseeable future. Will I sneak off to fight the Imperials, work on my Huttball record, and take my XS Freighter through perilous deep space missions? Well, yes, but not at the expense of sharing fun fashion finds with you!

We’re talking about clothes now, see? I can stop playing any time I want. Yep.

( Eee! Big empty house – check here for a slightly larger view and a special guest appearance. <3 )

So let’s talk about clothes! Have you checked the new month of Zodiac yet? It’s Scorpio time which means sultry, sultry, and oh .. also sultry. :D I’m totally in love with these shoes by Ingenue (GREAT PRICE RIGHT NOW TOO, OMG) and while they also come in maroon and water, I had to pick them up in sepia. This pose is part of an Exposeur set called ‘She’s Crafty,’ also available this month at Zodiac, and I just love the way  it draws attention from the head allll the way down to these great pumps. Brilliant.

Now onto the dress which is BRAND SPANKING NEW! My Shine addiction continues, of course. Even if this snuggly soft dress wasn’t mesh, I’d wear it everywhere with everything ~ with boots or pumps; with leggings or tights or just bare legs like today. Heck, I’d wear it with system jeans and no shoes at all! Or maybe sandals. Or flippy floppies. Or, or, or….

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Horizon Eyes v2 – Gray-Blue
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce
.Pekka. Classy Eye shadow with eyeliner – Coffee

::Exile:: In The Meantime:Stefani

shine by [ZD] MESH SLIM KNITDRESS browns ~ NEW!!!
Ingenue :: Scorpius :: Sepia ~ NEW @ Zodiac!

: Amorous : Simplicity (Earrings & Necklace)

Pose: Exposeur ~ New @ Zodiac!

The Final Frontier

Space, the final frontier. These are the blog entries of the Portia named Pexington. Her continuing mission: to seek out great clothes and find new designers. To boldly blog where no one has blogged before!

( Totally stunning, right? Get it? Of course you do. )

Okay, so I’m not the first to blog this dress. Or even the first to blog this dress with this pose. Possibly not even the first to blog these shoes, dress, and pose together but who could really resist Eclectic Apparel‘s ‘SciFi’ Dress, especially when *~*HopScotch*~* offers the perfect props in the exact same section of Cinema? If you’re any kind of nerd at all (and gosh, I certainly am), you’ve at least considered these two things together (and face it, Gos’ point court shoes are perfect with this) during your time at HCE’s Cinema Event.

Also .. it’s very nearly Halloween. Just saying.

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Horizon Eyes v2 – Aruba
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 04 Audrey
-Belleza- Eyeliner 4 (I’m loving this eyeliner so much! It’s perfectly, sweetly smudgy. <3 )
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ sunshine orange

[e] Memoir – Blonde 01

e! SciFi Dress (White) ~ Available NOW at Cinema!
[Gos] Pimp Your Pumps V2 – Point Court

e! Flight Wings Badge
*~*HopScotch*~* Fire at Will (shooting) ~ Available NOW at Cinema!

Pose: *~*HopScotch*~* ~ Available NOW at Cinema!
Photo taken on the U.S.S. Amberstar

Falling

I’m usually pretty happy. Whether through conscious effort or genuine gladness, this is the mood I choose to have and the face I choose to show the world. Always a kind word for someone, often with a quip or a compliment (or both, hah!), it’s been my experience that life is generally easier if you face it with a smile. Some days it’s as easy as breathing. Others, not so much.

Still, I try.

This post has been brewing a while, though, and is the culmination of a few things, really. Weeks of grief on top of months of stress and sadness; my anxieties and the neverending fight to BE the person I want to be. The seasonal change (and don’t pretend it doesn’t affect you too – we’re all human), juggling funds, and failure in more than a few areas. Depression. Blah. We’ve all been here in varying degrees and we deal with it in a variety of ways.

( Click here for the full shot. <3 )

Generally, I spend as much time as I can with friends and family, trusting that time with people who care about me (and vice versa) will pick me up. I listen to music and dance; the club I visited tonight uses a windlight called ‘predawnmoon’ and yes, this also encouraged me that now is in fact the time to post.

I was already wearing an item from My Attic‘s new ‘Falling Into You’ cycle, the gorgeous Essences Nile dress and if you’ll glance below, you can see Exile‘s beautiful new hair ‘All for Love’ and one of the ‘Falling’ poses from aDORKable. This post practically made itself, I tell you.

( Yeeeah, it’s been a long night. )

The song I’m linking at the end of my post is the last piece of this sad, slightly blue-ish puzzle. Music is therapy. So is writing. And shopping.  And maybe drinking .. just a little (“…hic!”).

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Sand
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce
-Belleza- Eyeliner 4

“LoQ Hair” Gingerbread – Pale Golden
“LoQ Hairs” Hairbase – Pale Golden

Essences – Nile Dress (C) ~ NEW at My Attic!
[Gos] Hunter Ankle Boot – Taupe (yes, I really do wear these all the time)

{mon tissu} Oui Necklace – Silver
P.C; Reclining Feline Earrings
[ZD] Silver Bangles right – GROUP GIFT
[PM]Sculpted Nails V2

~

As above with two exceptions:

::Exile:: All for Love:Stefani ~ NEW at My Attic!

[Cynful] Deliciosa – Black

~

Poses: !bang, aDORKable (NEW at My Attic)
Props: [ARIA], Banjo Bailey, The Loft, KK

Happy Weekend!

Hey guys! Just a quick post to start the day off properly. <3

I’ve been walking around in this outfit for a little while now and just loving Shine’s sweet bohemian style; I’m gravitating to this designer more and more often so if you haven’t had a chance to try the in-store demos, I highly recommend it.

( Heyyy, nice pumpkins! )

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Kaleido Eyes – Forest
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 04 Audrey
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce

[LeLutka]-LIVELY hair S – Marilyn

shine by [ZD] MESH BATWING BLOUSE Hippiestyle olive
[ZD] MESH MAXISKIRT black

Slink Ilena Sandals Standard Brown
Slink Mesh Feet

MG – Necklace – Tilly Ethnic – Combo2 – BLEACHED
Shakeup! Vintage Ring [13] ~ Available at The Arcade!

Pose: !bang

Of all the dresses ..

.. in all the shops in all of the SL events right now .. the CadyLady and I bought the EXACT SAME ONE. At Cinema.

Crazy, right? But really .. would you have been able to resist the Volstead ‘Liason’ in honey? This lacy, silky, sheer chemise (if you aren’t wearing the glitch layers) left me speechless the second I tried it on. I’m still having trouble drumming up the words to describe how much I love this piece. Just .. go to Cinema and pick up the demo so you can throw me a line, here.

Okay?

Thanks.

( Hanging out at home with two of my favourite ladies and the new !bang Serenade piano prop. Go see! )

Reunited in blogship by our mutual love of Volstead, Cady and I decided to do this post (and maybe others!!) together; something we haven’t done in months and months and if we’re a little matchy-matchy, you’ll have to understand how excited we are to be doing this again!

The dresses below, ‘Champagne’ and ‘Empire,’ are also available in the Romance section at Cinema along with a bunch of other goodies, all classy and exquisite, so don’t be shy here, all right? I’m looking forward to sharing more of my finds from here very, very soon. <3

( Wondering where Cady and I went last night to take this picture? Check here for the wider shot. Raar. )

~ Cady ~

Credits for Cady’s outfits and the stunning pictures she’s taken can be found on her blog, Serene Cadence.

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Utopia Eyes – Light Forest Green
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
.Pekka. Classy Eye shadow with eyeliner – Gold
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce

>TRUTH< Mayim w/Roots – seasand
Truth Hairbase – latte

Volstead ~ Liaison Chemise ~ Honey (mesh dark trim) ~ Available at Cinema! ~
[Gos] Pimp Your Pumps V3 – Point Platform

: Amorous : Chimera Onyx Pearl Bracelets
LaGyo_Santa Monica earrings gold

Props: !bang, LISP, what next

~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Bleached Gold <3
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce
cheLLe – (eyeshadow) Dusty Bumble Bee

::Exile::Crush:Stefani

Volstead ~ Empire ~ Dress ~ Ivory ~ Available at Cinema! ~
Volstead ~ Empire ~ Top ~ Ivory ~ Available at Cinema! ~
Slink Womens Medium Height Barefeet
Slink Vintage 2-Strap Pumps Cream

Donna Flora ~ AMALIA earrings
Donna Flora ~ AMALIA necklace
Emery – Gloves #Black

Pose: aDORKable
Location: Ellie’s Burlesque

Thursday?!

HG: Thursday! It can’t be! It’s too gruesome!

PV: What’s so gruesome about Thursday?

HG: Nothing, except I can never remember when it’s coming up.

AAAHHHH!!!  Thursday already and nearly a week into Cinema! Can you believe it?! I had plans, so many plans, so many outfits lined up and ready to go but life just kind of takes over sometimes and it’s all we can do to keep up. But boy, I have a treat for you now – cross my heart and kiss my elbow!

So yes, I can never decide of Breakfast at Tiffany’s is my favourite movie of all time but when I have the “mean reds” there’s nothing else for me to do but pop this DVD on, close my eyes, and just listen to Audrey Hepburn’s voice for a couple of hours. I could do it right now except it’s Thursday (!!) and I have other things to do this afternoon, blah!

I kind of flipped when I saw Baiastice‘s version of Ms. Golightly’s orange coat (“Hey, did you ever steal anything from a five and ten – when you were a kid, I mean?”), and nearly fell out of my chair when I saw the vintage hats right beside it! I added my favourite black pumps (thank you, Gos!) and these great ‘Holly’ glasses from Redgrave because .. why the heck not? Also, they’re perfect.

The picture below may be one of my favourite outfits, period. I’ve covered Caroline’s Audrey necklace before (in black, back in my Tribute post) but “golly gee damn,” Ms. Apollo created the tiara and matching earrings for Cinema so I HAD to get the necklace in white to match. Obviously. This dress from Cracked Mirror fits like an absolute dream and look – my Ingenue kitten heels (still at The Arcade) peek out from beneath the skirt!

( I had breakfast at Caroline’s earlier today! )

While I would love nothing more than to quote Holly Golightly at you all day long, I’m going to head off for now and serenade you with a sweet video instead. Deal? Deal.

( Just me and Ella, relaxing at home. <3 )

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Utopia Eyes – Light Silver+Blue
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 04 Audrey
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce

[e] Leah – Blonde 01

Baiastice_Edy Mesh Coat-orange- ~ Available at Cinema! ~
Baiastice_Edy Mesh Hat-tweed/darkest- ~ Available at Cinema! ~
*Fi-St* Ignition Stockings Shiny
[Gos] Pimp Your Pumps V2 – Point Court

- Sunglasses HOLLY / V1.1 – REDGRAVE
[ glow ] studio – Pearl Drop Earrings White
-LMK- Medium leather gloves ~ Black

~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Utopia Eyes – Light Silver+Blue
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 04 Audrey
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce

(epoque hair) Stabilizer I – Grain

(CM) Audrey Dress MESH (black)
p.c; In the Red Gloves
Ingenue :: Ariane :: Noir ~ Available at The Arcade ~

(Caroline’s Jewelry) Audrey Earrings Gold ~ Available at Cinema! ~
(Caroline’s Jewelry) Audrey Pearl Necklace in White-Gold ~ Available at Cinema! ~
(Caroline’s Jewelry) Audrey Tiara in Gold ~ Available at Cinema! ~

~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Utopia Eyes – Light Silver+Blue
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 04 Audrey
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce

::Exile:: Little Things:Stefani

Ingenue :: Every Saturday Tee :: Winter :: Winter
{mon tissu} Denim – Lou Lou ~ Used
Ingenue :: Ariane :: Noir

{what next} Fleeftone Acoustic Guitar

Poses: [ glow ], !bang
Props: What Next

To Be Free

So it’s no real secret that I’m loving the boho and as we move through autumn and into winter, I’m really hoping to see more fun patterns and layers to mix and match. This is what the bohemian style is really about, as far as I’m concerned; it’s the freedom to wear what you like best, to find something (or a bunch of things) that suit you and bring a smile to your face. :) See?

( “What in the world are you standing on, Portia?” Click here and find out! )

I mentioned Shine in my first blog post of the month so brace yourselves because I’m going to be covering this label a LOT in the coming months. The pretty ruffled dress you see above is available at this year’s Boho Culture Fair, opening TODAY and running through October 31st. The theme is urban hippie (WOOO!) and after my first foray into the madness, I have to say that I can’t wait to get in there and see more!

Shine is also offering the fantastic mesh crochet arm warmers visible in BOTH pictures (because I hear you can’t wear gloves every day, bah!) at the Boho fair annnnnd the taupe dress in the lower pic is a NEW release.

I’ve decided to work towards a more harmonious and soothing style with these outfits; I love the way IKON‘s bleached lavender eyes pop with cheLLe‘s dreamy navy eyeshadow; they way my Milk Motion floral tights convince the Maitreya radical boots to play nice with a dress that’s not -quite- the proper shade of purple otherwise but heck, it’s more fun than wearing it with black, right? The Burley braid (and SHAME ON YOU for not telling me about this place!) in platinum or this newish Truth hair in one of the fade shades (seasand, omg) are just right. Soothing. Calming. Siiiiiiigh.

Gos hunter booties (yep, still not taking them off) in taupe and one of my favourite pairs of sunglasses (thank you, Miel!) in sumac remind me of early October mornings at the family cottage where everything is misty and quiet and you can practically steep yourself in good vibes.

Yep, standing in my backyard and not by the lake at my cottage .. but there’s nothing wrong with that! )

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Bleached Lavender
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce
cheLLe – (eyeshadow) Undereye Shadows (Navy)

[BURLEY]_Julia_Platinum02

shine – MESH “So Boho” DRESS lilac ~ Available at the Boho Culture Fair! ~
(Milk Motion) My floral tights
Maitreya Radical Boots * Suede PurpleTaupe

shine – MESH ARM WARMERS crocheted grey ~ Available at the Boho Culture Fair! ~

~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Kaleido Eyes – Ancient
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce

>TRUTH< Mayim w/Roots – seasand
Truth Hairbase – latte (if you want your roots to match ;) )

shine by [ZD] MESH MAXIDRESS “Silvi” taupe ~ NEW! ~
shine by [ZD] MESH PONCHO taupe melange
[Gos] Hunter Ankle Boot – Taupe

MIEL BELLA PEEPERS (sumac, opaque lenses)
shine – MESH ARM WARMERS crocheted grey ~ Available at the Boho Culture Fair! ~

Poses: !bang
Props: What Next, Botanical

~

<3

Coming Soon to a Cinema Near You!

Hiiiii everyone!

You may not be able to see me inside the GINORMOUS cinema but if you look verrrrry closely there’s a little yellow and blue person standing by the counter. Squint .. squint .. see me? HI!

You’re probably already aware that the Hottie Cooterati Experience event begins (OMG) LATER ON TODAY but if you haven’t bought your tickets yet, I’m going to tempt you with a couple of fun things I’ve found so far and probably rave way too much about an event which is very close to my heart.

Who doesn’t love going to the movies?

Now zoom out, just a little. :) )

Okay, so first of all .. this event is HUGE and it’s all set inside a giant movie theatre because, helloooo, that’s the theme! As you can see below, there are a bunch of theatres to visit and in each one of those, smaller areas furnished by some of our favourite SL designers!

Cinema will be an elaborately themed sim-wide event centered around one of our favorite past times… movies!

Starting October 13th, Cinema will bring you into a massive and beautiful, intricately designed multiplex cinema featuring 8 individually themed theaters. You’ll be immersed in the movie going experience, and in true Hottie Cooterati style, we will have some fun surprises awaiting you.

As always, our events are more than just about a shopping spree, we want to give you an experience, something to have fun with, and something you will remember.

Don’t worry though, the stores won’t fail you as a shopping event as well. They will be pushed to their creative limits to bring you inspired and themed items from the romance, action/adventure, scifi, horror, fantasy/musical, film noir… and…. XXX genres. That’s right, we just couldn’t leave out a touch of bow chicka bow wow.

( Flickr page transfer – energize! )

I’m not about to head into the ‘XXX’ area unescorted so for now .. it’s SciFi time! “Why Portia,” you ask, “is that a Star Trek commander top?” The answer is YES (thank you Eclectic Apparel) and you can get one too – at Cinema! Need a phaser? How about some 3D glasses? There are hundreds of items, all film starlet-ready and waiting for you. Don’t forget to visit the HCE concession stand either, where everything is calorie-free, fat-free, and also free-free!

Now, just sneak over with me to the Action/Adventure area and check out something super neat. That’s right, my dears – Gos came to Cinema and I helped!

( HEHEHEHEEEEEEE! )

So yes. Cinema begins today! Enjoy and pleasepleasePLEASE tell me all about -your- adventures super soon. <3

~ Command Yellow ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Kaleido Eyes – Forest
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce

fri. – Tatum – Happy Blond

e! SciFi Sweater (Yellow) ~ NEW at Cinema!
[Cynful] – Eve Britches – Light Blue
[Gos] Hunter Ankle Boot – Black

{mon tissu} Favorite Readers ~ Black
e! Flight Wings Badge ~ NEW at Cinema!
Fennux Artic Soda (wear me!) ~ NEW at Cinema! (freeeeebie)
Pilot Popcorn Lrg (wear me!) ~ NEW at Cinema! (freeeeebie)

Poses: aDORKable Poses

~ RAMBIMBO ~

LAQ ~ Jennie2 [Peach]
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
IKON Horizon Eyes v2 – Light Blue
:: YaYo :: – Game Day – Face Tattoo
Zasta Korobase ~ Dirt_and_blood

>TRUTH< Lilia – mirage

OW Slave girl
[Gos] Equestrian Boot in Leopard ~ NEW at Cinema!

Thugs Style Head Bandana
M60 GPMG

Pose: oOo (custom)

Portia’s Closet ~ Shiny!

Hey everyone! Long time no see. :)

Well, it hasn’t been -that- long, I suppose, but since I’ve been trying to photograph new outfits for the last week or so, it feels like forever. I’ve learned, however, that you can’t force yourself to do anything pretty if the pretty doesn’t want to come out. That’s deep, right?

(Flickr pic, whee!)

Speaking of pretty, though, a friend of mine turned me on to a great store last week! Have any of you been to Shine before? The tagline is ‘Urban Boho Style With a Glow’ and gosh, I think I picked up one of everything on my first trip (there’s even a 99L$ wall, AAHHH!).  Am I glowy yet? No? Well, I feel positively Shiny! The clothes are mostly mesh, gorgeous, and nothing here is going to break your bank .. unless you buy one (or more!) of everything your first trip out. Seriously. Go peek. <3

Has anyone else been waiting on Gos with bated breath? Am I WAY late telling you about the new(ish) Equestrian and Hunter boots?! Can you SEE how gorgeous they are?!! Sexy, sleek, and perfect for the colder months ahead, they’re available in fantastic colours and, like everything else at Gos, they fit great right out of the bag. Demos at the mainstore, ladies. ;)

(My closet is getting prettier all the time!)

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Kaleido Eyes – Ancient
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 04 Audrey

[LeLutka]-DAISY hair – Marilyn

shine by [ZD] MESH Loose Dress knitted white
p.c; Dark Tights – Nature (2010 Group Gift)
[Gos] Equestrian Boot – Tan ~ NEW!
{mon tissu} Seneca Threaded Leather Belt ~ Worn

*League* Wanderer -Golden Oak- Set
Shakeup! Vintage Ring [20] ~ Available at The Arcade!

Pose: Bounce This

~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Caribbean Blue
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme

[LeLutka]-APHRODITE hair – Marilyn

[ZD] MESH OFFSHOULDER DRESS bohemian
{Happy} Snuggly Knit Tights (Canary)
[Gos] Hunter Ankle Boot – Chocolate ~ NEW!

Emery – Gloves #Black
ROLE OPTIC SG-60 Princess
[bellballs] Disc Earrings- Golden

Pose: Olive Juice