Grey’s The Way!

“People think that everyone wears black in France; in fact they all wear grey.”
~ Jean Paul Gaultier

So, again, this is a post that got away from me. I had plans; everything was set in my mind, plotted to the last alpha layer. I was going to photograph shine’s Grey Collection in monochrome with vivid colour accents: bright red lips, stunning aquamarine eyes, verdant green foliage, and bold yellow gloves (you know how I love to play with gloves). When I signed in this morning, though, things came together differently.

I just love when outfits evolve on their own!

Grey Collection 1 600 ( This outfit is pure ‘shine;’ simple, comfortable, and still pretty stylish! )

Something you will notice, however, is that I kept each outfit very simple; after a month of shimmer, sparkle, and bright colour, it was refreshing to change gears this way. To ‘embrace the grey,’ as it were.

The best part about all of these, though? Only the ‘Grey Collection’ clothing is brand new – everything else was hiding in my inventory. :) You don’t have to spend to look great, my dears.

Grey Collection 2 600 ( Click here for a ride over to flickr, yay! )

Shine by [ZD] has really outdone itself with this collection, I must say, and even though the clothing will only be available until the end of January I’m hoping you’ll drop by the mainstore to take a look for yourself. It’s definitely worth the effort. <3

Grey Collection 3 600 ( I’m not sure what to call this look, but there’s a bigger picture of it on my flickr. Go see! )

So here you have it: clothes by shine, +grasp+, Paper Couture, and coldLogic; LeLutka and Exile hair; Amorous jewelry; Gos sunglasses. Shoes from four of my favourite shops: Ingenue, Maitreya, shine, and Gos. IKON eyes. Emery gloves. Great poses from Diesel Works and .. I think that’s about it!

Four outfits, similar in composition but pretty different in effect. You can do it too!

Grey Collection 4 600 ( This girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man. Where are you guys?! )

~ Portia ~

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

[LeLutka]-ALICE hair – Marilyn

shine by [ZD] MESH KNIT JUMPER grey ~ GREY COLLECTION (until end of January)
shine by [ZD] MESH MAXISKIRT special Ed. grey ~ GREY COLLECTION (until end of January)
+grasp+ Crown Tank Top(White)
Maitreya Allure Socks – Black (from the Allure shoe pack)
Ingenue :: Ariane :: Noir

: Amorous : Granny’s Necklace

~

IKON Eternal Eyes – Mist

[LeLutka]-SWISH-4in1-hair – Marilyn

shine by [ZD] MESH SLIM MINIDRESS grey No. 1 ~ GREY COLLECTION (until end of January)
Maitreya Allure Tights – Black (from the Allure shoe pack)
Maitreya Gold * Allure-Tights Ivory

[Gos] – Custom Sunglasses v3.2 BUTTERFLY [model]
: Amorous : Heilig (Set)
-LMK- Medium leather gloves

~

IKON Eternal Eyes – Mist

[LeLutka]-CACHET hair – Marilyn

shine by [ZD] – GIRLS MESH LEATHERJACKET rocking grey ~ GREY COLLECTION (until end of January)
p.c; Lace Cut bustier (from the Lace Cut Ballerina dress)
shine by [ZD] HIGH WAIST SKIRT grey ~ GREY COLLECTION (until end of January)
p.c Braided Finish Stockings (from the Braided Finish outfit)
shine by [ZD] MESH ANKLE BOOTS black

: Amorous : Suki (Set)

~

IKON Eternal Eyes – Blue

::Exile:: Against the Music:Stefani

shine by [ZD] MOCK NECK TOP grey ~ GREY COLLECTION (until end of January)
coldLogic trouser – cooper.pepper
[Gos] Pimp Your Pumps V2 – Point Ballet

: Amorous : Tied (Cord)
Emery – Gloves #Black

Poses: Diesel Works
Photos taken at the shine & sharp by [ZD] mainstore!

Today!

Working Title: Yesterday’s Tomorrow’s Tomorrow Today

First of all, I’m sure you can see why I went with a simpler title but let me explain:

It was always my intention to cover the Tomorrow Today event in installments; it’s the easiest thing in the world to promote a new event because most everyone has heard about it, been waiting for it, and are excited to see fantastic new offerings especially when proceeds are donated to a worthwhile cause. The thing with Second Life, though, is that time is a little skewed. Many things happen on a daily basis and the more time we spend here, the fuller every day seems to be. It’s easy to say “hey, I really love this __________, but I’ll just come back for it later. I won’t forget.

Sometimes we forget. We’re human. We err.

I was supposed to write this post yesterday under the borderline-creative-and-cheeky title “Tomorrow’s Tomorrow Today” but .. again, I’m as human as anyone. I didn’t get to it. Ugh.

tt4 600( I love this picture so much! Click here for the full shot, omg. )

So this is my reminder to all of you (and to myself, aack!) that today is the very last day of the Tomorrow Today event. You can read my previous blog posts covering the event here and here. You can read Match’s blog here. You can SEE how much of a difference one month has made, how much closer Matchbook Monday is to an amazing improvement in her quality of life.

TT - Champagne 600( Another warm, comfycozy picture taken in my fabulous home! )

I’m asking you to think back to the beginning of the month; was there anything you really liked that never ended up in your inventory? So many amazing designers have lent their names to the cause, donating their time and resources to support one of their own. Go back today. Have a peek. If you haven’t been yet, check it out. Help make a difference today!

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Kaleido Eyes – Shadow ~ Available at Tomorrow Today TODAY!
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce
cheLLe - (eyeliner) All Niter 1

>TRUTH< Monday w/Roots – seasand ~ Available at Tomorrow Today TODAY!

[AB] MESH Voodoo Dress S Goldy ~ Available at Tomorrow Today TODAY!
Slink Mesh Feet XS (Rigged)

: Amorous : Splendor Solis – Bracelets and Necklace
[PM] Sculpted Nails V2

~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Eternal Eyes – Champagne
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
:: Exodi :: Makeups – Eyelashes – Natural
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce
cheLLe – (eyeliner) French New Wave Eyeliner

>TRUTH< Portia w/Roots – seasand

:: PM :: Amor Dress in Cream [MESH] ~ Available at Tomorrow Today TODAY!
:: PM :: Amor Belt in Black (gold-silver opt) ~ Available at Tomorrow Today TODAY!
:: PM :: Amor Leggings in Black ~ Available at Tomorrow Today TODAY!
[Gos] Pimp Your Pumps V2 – Maryjane Court

: Amorous : Heilig (Earrings)
:: PM :: Nala Gown in Gold Gloves
Shakeup! Vintage Ring [02]

Poses: !bang

Set: Heart, The LoftThe Domineaux Effect, What Next, LISP Bazaar

A pretty, upbeat song for all of you.

Happy Weekend, my dears!
<3

Tomorrow Today .. Today!

Hello, my dears!

We’re a little over halfway through the Tomorrow Today event and, by every account, the support has been overwhelming. Dozens of designers, bloggers, and most importantly shoppers have come together to support Matchbook Monday, designer of truly incredible Amorous jewelry.

You can find information on this event on Matchbook Monday’s personal blog. Also, here is the Amorous blog and a link to the marketplace and inworld stores. The event location is right here. <3

( Here’s a link to a big, pretty close-up. :) )

So talking about clothes (because when do I pass up a chance to do that?) I have to say that I am ALL ABOUT this worn leather jacket from Shine; it’s a fantastic shape and the textures (in every colour; I just love the brown) are absolutely beautiful. I thought about wearing it with a simple white tee and some jeans but really, isn’t this so much more fun? *

The jewelry is Amorous, of course, picking up the bronze hues in the coat and awesome AngelRED pants as well as the black stripes in this adorable little tee from fri.day. I can’t say enough about the Exile natural fusion fades either so .. should I even try? Are you still with me?

….

:D

~ Portia ~

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

::Exile:: Wild Horses:Bleach

shine by [ZD] – GIRLS MESH LEATHERJACKET wornout brown ~ Available @ Tomorrow Today! ~
fri. – Ballet.Tee (White.Stripe)
Emery – Gloves #Black ( Yep! Still wearing the heck out of these. )
AngelRED – Vintage Pants TGA [Cafe'] ~ Available @ Tomorrow Today! ~
{mon tissu} Provence Riding Boots ~ Gray

: Amorous : Granny’s Necklace**
: Amorous : Cathartik (Earrings)
: Amorous : Cathartik (Necklace)

Pose: Diesel Works

* In addition to being fun, this is also a great example of why it helps to have a combination of system AND mesh clothing in your inventory. Wearing the jacket in a different size is possible, but I really like the slim silhouette I got with wearing (beautiful) system gear underneath.

** I’ve heard that ten times as many people have purchased Amorous’ ‘Not Granny’s Necklace’ (the mean one!) as the one I’m wearing in this picture. Why not get this, for yourself or a friend, and send a positive message to the people that matter to you?

My very first conversation with Ms. Monday largely consisted of us watching a Rick Mercer special together on youtube. Here’s one of the highlights:

Thinking of you, honey. <3

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!

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

In my closet …

… I have lots and lots of clothes! Too many clothes. Ridiculous amounts of clothes, really, which makes it a challenge to get dressed sometimes.

But gosh, when I’m not ripping my hair out (or off, as I change hairstyles five or six times), it’s also a ton of fun!

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Sand
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 04 Audrey
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ mango jelly

::Exile:: Brokenhearted:Stefani

Maitreya Xarra Tunic – Striped-Lake
Emery – Legging Verona v2
Emery – Gloves #Grass
Maitreya Radical Boots * Suede Chamoisee

MIEL BELLA PEEPERS
: Amorous : Oceanic Reloaded Necklace
: Amorous : Oceanic Reloaded Bracelet
: Amorous : Oceanic Reloaded Earrings

Pose: !bang

Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’!

Wow, okay, so I’m on a roll again! This is .. *counts* .. my SEVENTH post in a week and I hope you’re having as much fun reading my blog as I am writing and sharing some of my favourite fashion finds with you.

It’s probably pretty clear that I’m on a {mon tissu} kick right now (how not, with the Mon Tissu Blogger Search in full swing) but statistically it was bound to happen anyway. As anyone who knows me and sees me more than once a week knows, I wear this label ALL the time and today’s fantastic slouchy sweatshirt is no exception. I rarely wear black but when I do, I love dressing it up with metallic accents (like the Amorous Luna belt and these rocking accessories from MANDALA) – bonus points are also awarded for contrasting textures like velour, lace, and leather.

Something I read in Caoimhe Lionheart’s blog the other day absolutely struck a chord with me. For brevity’s sake, I’ll just go ahead and paste it at you:

 “[...]wanted to add as an aside, and it’s a secret, so SHHHhhhhhh…. It’s okay to wear an item more than once. I know, I actually put that in writing. In the next days, I might wear one or two things more than once, if you don’t like it, your going to have to sue me, but keep in mind I buy my own blog items, so there might not be much left to sue for. I think re-using items has a functional purpose as well, it trains the eye that sometimes you see an item as belonging in one category, say, informal, but as you re-use it you are amazed to see, it does alright in the formal, or playful, or “whatever” category.[...]“

SHE SAID IT! AAAHHHHH!!!! The secret is out! I’m TOTALLY wearing my Cohimbra hair and grey Provence riding boots for you again .. and, you know? It feels good.

The bigger picture!

Mhmm, and this is where I rave about my beautiful new eyelashes! I didn’t think it was possible for my favourite IKON eyes to look any better but I was completely wrong. OMG! These lashes, from Miamai, aren’t new (well, not brand new) but goodness, they’re pretty! When I’ve worn mesh eyelashes in the past, I’ve always lost detail amping up to ultra graphics but these babies are just gorgeous no matter what I do AND they are available in a ton of different options from vibrant colours to feathers; from glitter (!!!) to intricate flowers and butterfly designs. I can’t wait to drop over again and share some more prettiness with you!

“Oooooh .. ahhhhh!”

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Utopia Eyes – Light Silver+Blue M
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce
-Belleza- Eyeliner 1

Vanity Hair:Cohimbra HP-Platinium

{mon tissu} Two ToneSlouchy Sweatshirt ~ Grey ~ Available right NOW at FaMESHed!

Angel Dessous ~ Lulu-bra-black
*Fishy Strawberry* Moto Pants Black
{mon tissu} Provence Riding Boots ~ Gray

: Amorous : Luna Belt (w/dangly)
[MANDALA] Omochi Bracelets /Everest Silver
(double) [MANDALA]Omochi earrings/silver
[PM]Sculpted Nails V2

Poses: Miamai

Portia’s Closet ~ Take Flight

You know? It’s funny .. these closet posts are supposed to be quick and easy. The location isn’t going to change. I have a fully loaded pose stand beneath the floor. I use my default windlight (*Starley* settings 2, ftw) and regular grapics without shadows or lighting or anything. In reality, I should spend more time putting outfits together than taking the shot itself, right?

Maybe it’s just late and I need to get this knocked out and SLEEP!

Want to see the right-hand side of my closet? Check it out!

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Utopia Eyes – Light Forest Green
Eyelashes -31- ExtraLong *REDGRAVE*
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce
cheLLe – (eyeliner) Eyeliner Basics (Top)

::Exile:: Silent Wings:Stefani
::Exile:: Feathers

JANE – needful things.romper.yw pale gold
:::Sn@tch Striped Lyric Jeans (Brown-P):::
Emery - Gloves #Black
{mon tissu} Heathrow Boots / *Wear* Rigged Mesh ~ Chocolat

: Amorous : Requiem Earrings
Maitreya Long Scarf * Sepia
{mon tissu} Take Flight Necklace ~ Gold
{mon tissu} Seneca Threaded Leather Belt ~ Worn
[MANDALA] Takara Bangles Dark wood

Pose: Olive Juice