Meet Mae

Well, actually this is my brother Lucky; the shoes are named Mae. :D

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Ahhh, much better!

So maybe there’s a bit of a disconnect between what Lucky is wearing and what I’ve chosen for this pic. If you’re looking at our feet, sure, the shoes don’t really match (but aren’t they FANTASTIC?!). What I find interesting, though, is scrolling up, you can see that we aren’t mismatched either. We coordinated colours and accessories to make this shot just a little more cohesive. Life is like that, too; sometimes you can’t line things up exactly but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Use what you’ve got. Love what you have.

I know for a fact that Lucky is going to rave about his sweater-bowtie-vest-thinger in HIS blog post so I’ll just tell you about what I’m wearing today. Deal?

Deal!

These shoes. I still have no words to describe them without sounding like a lovestruck fool; if you’ve read my Grace post, you already know what I mean. The shoes are part of Gos Boutique’s new line, named after four Hollywood icons (Grace Kelly, Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, and Sophia Loren) and if you STILL haven’t been to the new in-world boutique you need to go. Now. These shoes, like everything Gos, are incredible and created with so much passion and attention to detail you can’t help but channel it when you’re wearing them.

My outfit began with the shoes, as many of them will for the forseeable future, and I just KNEW that shine by [ZD]‘s new wrap dress belonged with them. Since I was feeling fancy, I wanted to rock LeLutka‘s Magdalen hair and maybe I started with more elaborate jewelry but when I saw what the broface (Lucky) was wearing, I quickly added some Gos cateye glasses and a pair of LaGyo earrings I found at the December Arcade event. I even went with a richer shade of IKON eyes, royal blue in this case, to keep the colour theme going. Co-blogs can be such fun!

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~ Portia ~
Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Eternal Eyes – Royal
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 04 Audrey
.Pekka. Classy Eye shadow with eyeliner – Love
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce

[LeLutka]-MAGDALEN hair – Marilyn

[Gos] Mae Platform – Naturelle Collection -
shine by [ZD] MESH DRESS with Belt black ~ Available this month @ BlackOnly
shine by [ZD] WAISTBELT black
*BOOM* Everyday Tank (cream) (BB-0, ftw!)
*blowpop* Yvette – black panties (DON’T FORGET)

[Gos] Custom Eyewear v5.0b CATEYE
LaGyo_Lila earrings Midnight
Emery – Gloves #Sailor

~ Lucky ~

Skin – EDWARD – Tan / 03 unshaved – REDGRAVE
Tattoo – [Stellar] – Infinity Arm Sleeve Tattoo
Eyes – IKON Eternal – Paradise

Hair – Trailerstar – Mohawk V2 [Brown]

Shirt – [Avoid] Geekazoid – M / 8
Pants – Razorblade Jacket Jaw Breaker / Standard Boot – Stonewash S1
Shoes – 2Real – PURE

Hat – [Avoid] Sideway Fitted – Solid Colors
Glasses – [IC] MESH Nerd Glasses .::Classics::. 2.0 Scripted UNISEX
Watch – (Simple/CHAIN) [MANDALA] SITENNOAH_black(male)
Bracelet – ROZOREGALIA *Belial* BRACELET1/Type3[Black]
Lip Piercing – ROZOREGALIA *Gemma* LIP PIERCE2/C
Earrings – ROZOREGALIA *NORNIR* Unisex PIERCE3[Type2]
Ring – JCNY – ‘CRIMSON Rose, Engraving Ed. – Mens Ring 2.0

~

Poses: !bang, Exposes
Set: Barnesworth Anubis

(I know you’re not the biggest Mraz fan, Lucky, but it’s my blog and I can do what I want.)

Once Upon a Time..

… there was a young girl who loved fairy tales; they were the first stories she read to herself and the dreams she dreamed at night. Like many girls, she wanted to be a princess, find True Love, and live Happily Ever After.

As she grew older, she learned that the world was not exactly as it seemed in the stories she loved best. It was hard to dream about castles from a 2-bedroom apartment and gallant princes always seemed to be in short supply. She began to write stories instead, creating characters that were like her, but not her, and she made a point of finding happy endings for all of them. It wasn’t ideal but, gosh, she believed in them anyway.

Wonder 1 600 (This picture is even lovelier in higher resolution. Check my flickr, darn you! )

I’ll admit that I had other plans for this post (*gasp!*). It was going to be a cheerful, cheeky introduction to Awesome Breed Creations (ABC) horses where I depicted and discussed everything a curious outsider would want to know. I took pictures. I asked questions. I wore knee boots and jodhpurs and ran at a script count of one without looking like it. Then my friend Draco passed me some horses, these horses, and my well-laid plans flew out the window.

Wonder 2 600 ( Frangipani (left) and Carrot (right) look like princesses in their own right. Right? )

When I rezzed the horses I nearly cried. My heart raced and it was hard to breathe. I just stared at them for a good five minutes before I hopped on Frangipani’s back and rode her across my wintry home. Carrot and I jumped across rivers, over park benches, and raced faster than I knew I could move in SL. This was when I realized that I had to write from a deeper, truer place and share something that might provoke the sort of feelings I’m experiencing myself tonight.

It feels like magic and it’s wonderful.

Wonder 3 600 ( What do you MEAN I’ve reached my monthly limit?! I hope to add more pics to flickr soon. Ick. )

So I’ll write an introduction to these horses tomorrow night (December 20th) after I attend my first live ABC horse race! It seems to be on their main sim (here) and begins at 5pm SLT. I would love to see you there but if you cannot make it, please have a look back here on the weekend to learn all about these incredible horses. <3

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*snowstorm *REDGRAVE*
IKON Eternal Eyes – Peak
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Glitter 01
Rhapsody [ glow ] studio – Lashes – GLOW special
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce

[LeLutka]-POCAHONTAS hair – Powder

:: PM :: Winter Queen in Ice ~ NEW group gift, ladies!

Poses: !bang
Setting: Heart, Botanical, FREE Snow Maker

~ Frangipani ~

Breed : Thoroughbred
Coat : Palomino
Eye : Birthstone – Diamond
Mane : Long Wavy
Tail : Wavy
Face Marking : Star Stripe

Home Stable: Nacht’s Landing

~ Carrot ~

Breed : Thoroughbred
Coat : White
Eye : Dark Brown
Mane : Plaited
Tail : Plaited
Face Marking : Blaze

Home Stable: My house.  >.>

 

 

In the Moment

You know? I wasn’t expecting my next post to be super easy but sometimes things just align so wonderfully you’re smiling and at peace with how easily it all came together.

This outfit is one of those things. :)

Somnia 1 600 (Easy and breezy. :) )

I’m not even going to fib, haha, when I saw Sanura Snowpaw’s plurk about her offering for this round of MySecondBox I signed up right away. Somnia isn’t a brand you’ll see on my blog all too often and I have no idea why; there’s just something about these clothes that feels comfortable, cozy, and, well, easy. I love the leggings and, gosh, everything else too. Pretty patterns, soft colours .. *swoon* .. I’m a happy girl when I’m wearing this.

Not difficult to accessorize, either. I grabbed a couple of scarves I already had from Maitreya and Tee*fy and I realized that the Exile hair I’ve worn with about three different outfits so far was PERFECT with this. Perfecter. Perfectest? Are we even going to talk about how amazing Gos‘ aviator boots look with this outfit?

We can, of course, but I don’t think it’s necessary. LOOK!

Somnia 2 600 (Peace in my heart .. peace in my soul. <3 )

The last thing I’d like to highlight here is this wonderful wall art I picked up at ‘Together for Sway.’ Courtesy of Thistle, these are words we all need to hear every day; it’s an important message to remember so please, take it to heart, okay?  Live and love in the moment, my dears. <3

Somnia 3 600~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Eternal Eyes – Pond (Maybe my fave colour so far :) )
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 04 Audrey
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce

::Exile:: A Winter’s Tale:Stefani

.: Somnia :. Knit Mess {Pink/Brown} ~ Available from MSB
.: Somnia :. Knitted Mini {Pink Brown} ~ Available from MSB
.: Somnia :. Lace Capris {Pink Brown} ~ Available from MSB
[Gos] Aviator Boot – Amelia -

Maitreya Long Scarf * Champagne
Tee*fy Janny Cardigan (Pink) Scarf

Poses: !bang ~ Available @ The Arcade
Sign: Thistle ~ Available @ Together for Sway
Miss Ella: KittyCatS <3

Making the Season Bright

Soooo .. I’ve been spending more time alone than I like these days, clearly, and this is not a time of year to be without friends and family or the zillion pets or whatever else makes you happy. Sometimes all you have to do, though, is poke someone you know and say “hey, want to do a blog post with me?”

Blogging Buddies 600 ( There’s a larger pic on my flickr, of course! Have a peek. )

And sometimes it works!

This is my friend Alon Alphaville, awesome blogger and all-around stylish guy. PLEASE head over and check out his blog ‘Fashion By Double A‘ whenever you can; he does great stuff and knows far more about male fashion than I can hope to learn.

I’ll just talk about MY clothes instead, okay?

I wanted to do something special with this beautiful red poncho, by shine, that also hinted at the holidays. Is it strange that I only wear red in winter? Anyway, I started with the poncho (which looked bizarre until I put some pants on) and then realized that instead of wearing black trousers and a white blouse, I wanted to do something different. So I found a deep brown miniskirt and some fun tights from {Happy} as well as a creamy top with trumpet sleeves. League earmuffs came next when I realized this HAD to be an outdoors-y post and, omg, I am in love with these Ingenue booties. IN LOVE.

I don’t think I need to go into the details of what I had to do to get these earmuffs and the shade of boot I wanted from The Arcade, much less the RARE couple pose from !bang you see above. Let’s just not talk about that. :D

Red Poncho 600 ( Siiiigh, I really do love this outfit. <3 )

~ Alon ~
(Speak no Evil)

Skin: -NIVARO- Emerson Skin – creamtone
Hair: Salon de GLOW <hairpieces> M-05 (Jet Black)
Eyes: Aimesi Eyes3 Blue2
Top: [Sheep Door] Turtle Neck (Mesh) Red male ~ Available @ The Mens Dept
Pants: 22769 ~ [homme] grandfathers pants ~ Available @ The Mens Dept
Shoes: VG WORK BOOTS BLACK

~ Portia ~
(Hear no Evil)

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Eternal Eyes – Tundra ~ New!
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 04 Audrey
.Pekka. Eyeliner #5
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce

[LeLutka]-YIPPIE hair – Marilyn

shine by [ZD] MESH PONCHO red ~ Best, most beautiful poncho anywhere!
{Happy} Luxe Boatneck (Cream)
{Happy} Cheeky Minx Skirt (Mocha)
{Happy} Argyle Tights (Taupe)
Ingenue :: Alvery :: Rouge ~ Available at The Arcade!

*League* Earmuffs -Vintage Reindeer ~ Available at The Arcade!
Baiastice_Lulu’ dans l’apres-midi-gloves (part of an outfit with the same name)

Pose: !bang – red carpet ~ Available at The Arcade!
Setting: Heart, Botanical

Holy Cow I Forgot the Title!

Hey all!

Just a quick post tonight (this morning?) but I wanted to share this cute little outfit with you before I started falling behind again. The first thing you’re going to notice (probably) is my new mesh friend; I’ve named him Charming and he just loves to stand around while I take pictures all day long. Cute, right?

So I’m wearing a couple of items from round 43 of the Designer’s Circle, Beautycode earrings and a pair of jeans from even.flow, along with my favourite Gos boots (yes, I have about six pairs of ‘favourite’ Gos boots but these are one of them) along with these sunglasses I can’t stop wearing either. Leather jacket from shine, newish Truth hair, and a great little tee from mon tissu .. what’s not to love?

Portia's Prince 600 (Bigger pic time! )

~ Portia ~

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

>TRUTH< Nyx w/Roots – seasand

shine by [ZD] - GIRLS MESH LEATHERJACKET back in black
{mon tissu} Joy Tee – Mon Tissu Soiree Gift 4
Lily Jeans teal – even.flow ~ Available at DC 43 until December 22nd
[Gos] Triumph Boots V2 – Fem – Worn -

BC Blue Crystal Loop Earrings ~ Available at DC 43 until December 22nd
[Gos] – Custom Sunglasses v3.2 BUTTERFLY [model]
[PM]Sculpted Nails V2

Pose: !bang
Frog: [Manticore] Normal Froggie ~ These pets are so cool! They follow you around and everything!

Three Months

This post is for me but you can read it if you like.

I was having trouble writing my post tonight when it occurred to me; images are easier than words right now. It wasn’t always the case. Three months ago, I lived in sunshine with grass and trees and butterflies. I wore yellow and white and blue. I was happier and well on my way to realizing the future I’ve always wanted for myself. I felt important, wanted, and worthy.

Logic tells me I am still all of these things but we all know how seldom thoughts and feelings align.

I fought as hard as I could. Said everything I could say, feeling like nothing so much as a fish flopping on the beach, thrashing uselessly in the face of an inevitable future.

This isn’t what I want. I don’t like feeling weak when every day is a struggle to hold my line in the sand. But it is what it is. All I can do is hold onto what I believe and hope. It’s all any of us can do.

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Love is a victory.

Every day.

It shows us that the world is not pointless and cruel.

It’s a reason to get up in the morning and get dressed.
A reason to go Outside and face the monsters.
A reason to come home at the end of a long, stupid day.

It’s the candle burning in the window at night.

These are my words, no less true tonight than they were when I wrote them. I’m writing here because this has to come out and the last thing I want is to burden anyone with this mood during a time when things are hard enough. Also, it’s my blog and I can do what I want ( :) ).

Love Is 600 (The wider view. )

Maybe I’m not the only one that’s hurting, though. Maybe you’re reading this now, aching for any number of reasons. Maybe it helps to know you aren’t alone in sadness. There’s no need to pretend you’re okay. There are no smiles that aren’t sweeter for the tears that came before.

~ Portia ~

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

-LaViere- Natasha/PaleBlonde (Marketplace Store)

(NO) Openback Lace Tee – Antique Cream ~ New @ Collabor88
{mon tissu} Nora Skinny Jeans / Heels ~ Faded
Ingenue :: Alvery :: Cocoa ~ Available @ The Arcade

*League* Vintage Heart Necklace

Poses: !bang

The Light: Cheeky Pea

Happy Holly-days!

Okay, so it ISN’T that exact time of year yet (I try not to use the C-word all too often – I spent too many years working in retail hell to utter it without a few drinks in me first) BUT I’m having a great time styling holiday-themed outfits already. I had my sister pick a number between one and five to see which outfit I’ll cover first and, look, number three!

It’s so much fun to put something together with almost entirely new clothes; like some sort of pretty puzzle and not all the pieces are familiar to you yet. So here, we started with a great new item from Graffitiwear, featured in this month’s Designer Circle. I thought it was super cute with the Nylon Outfitter ‘funky pompom’ hat I picked up at Collabor88 this weekend and, with a bit of maneuvering, I found an adorable hairpiece from booN to cover my forehead without totally obscuring the gorgeous new Eternal eyes from IKON in ‘pine.’ I’m also wearing a pair of LaRoo shearling boots from the Arcade gacha event and, again from Collabor88, some snow lily jewelry by LaGyo.

Lastly, I found red and green eyeshadow! From Pekka! How perfect is that?!

Holliday Holly 600 (It’s almost that time of year, my dears! )

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Eternal Eyes – Pine ~ NEW!
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
.Pekka. Bright Eyeshadows – 4
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce

booN hairpieces JOPE57 blonde
booN center part A hairbase blonde

Graffitiwear ~ Red Sweater Dress ~ NEW @ Designer’s Circle
Peqe – Cutout Tights

*(LaRoo) Shearling Boots – Black ~ Available @ The Arcade

(NO) Funky Pompom Cap – White ~ New @ Collabor88
LaGyo_Snow Lily necklace & earrings Silver ~ NEW @ Collabor88
-LMK- Short leather gloves

Pose: ! bang
Setting: Heart

* ~ LaRoo mainstore opening soon!

Portia Pexington: Origins and Evolution

Whatever our reasons for joining Second Life, whatever path lead us here, everyone has a story that begins in another time and a very different place.

My story began online, way back in 2004 (holy wow!), in a place called Paragon City and, more specifically, in a game called City of Heroes. I played a mutant heroine named Ms Permafrost, an ice/storm controller (if that means anything to you). She was (is?) a defensive character and it was always my pleasure to keep opponents on ice with crowd control and damage mitigation, while tossing the occasional heal to allies as needed. Is my nerd hat showing?

Permafrost 600 ( Standing on a rooftop .. where else would I take my hero pics? )

Anyway. Most heroes have an alter ego and Ms P was no exception. Enter Portia Peterson (alliterative names are SO comic book), corporate heiress, do-gooder, and all-around fancy person who made heavy use of the wardrobe changing shop ICON and was on a first name basis with Serge, the NPC tailor. ;) I’m sure you can see where this is going now.

Since nothing lasts forever, my time in City of Heroes was limited to a year or two and while I kept in touch with a few friends from my old server (Virtue – I’m a roleplayer too) the character fell into disuse. Until one of those friends convinced me to join Second Life to pick up our heroic storylines in a new place. That would be here.

Frost 600 ( This shot is very similar to the first formal pic I ever took in SL but, gosh, it’s so much prettier. )

I’ve stopped role playing since then; good friends have come and gone and while I’ve lost the urge to seek new adventures as Ms Permafrost (hah), I’ve found her alter ego much more to my liking. In time, she became .. well .. me. :)

What prompted this post, you ask? Simple. IKON released a new pack of Eternal Eyes this weekend and one, named Frost, brought back so many memories I had to share them here. Sometimes that’s all it takes. <3

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~ Portia ~

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

::Exile:: Need You Now: Cloud

Felicia Helendale ~ Ms Permafrost Outfit (custom)
-Ema’s Secret- Belz dress Pant white
BAX Prestige Boots Base White Leather

~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Eternal Eyes – Frost
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
.Pekka. Fresh Look Eyeshadows w/ eyeliner – 1
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce

>TRUTH< Jade w/Roots – seasand

~Sassy!~ Whitney gown – sky ~ PoE Hunt GIFT!

Noodles – Celestual Necklace & Ring Silver/Sapphire ~ NEW @ Collabor88
-LMK- Long leather gloves

Poses: !bang, AAA

From Day to Night

Have you been to the Singer Icon Fair (SIF) yet?

It’s been running a while now (through December 13th) and while I apologize for the late coverage, I wanted to do this post justice too. Sometimes it really is better to let an outfit (or two in this case) sit for a day or so while your mind continues to process everything it is that you hope to achieve with a blog entry.

The theme of this post is ‘glam by day .. rockstar at night,’ which has been as challenging as it has been fun. Cecilia Blachere, designer of shine by [ZD], chose the artist Taylor Monsem (The Pretty Reckless) as her inspiration for the fair and she’s providing two exclusive outfits for us! Flipping fabulous ones. OMG.

Glam By Day 600 ( Practice really does help us improve! My photos are getting better all the time. :D )

So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the ‘glam’ outfit came together pretty easily. Since I basically live in my Gos ankle boots anyway, I grabbed them in taupe along with my favourite black tights (part of the Paper Couture ‘Braided Finish’ outfit) and lovely long white gloves.

But it still wasn’t ‘glam‘ enough! Gos‘ butterfly sunglasses came next along with Cae’s amazing ‘entangled’ jewelry set, both set to a platinum sheen to play off the studs in Ceci’s gorgeous mesh dress. Even though I rarely wear purses of any kind, I dashed over to FaMESHed to pick up Maxi Gossamer‘s FuFu bag in silver. I had to. It was important. >.>

Glam By Day 600 Close (Bigger pic, holy wow. )

The ‘rockstar’ outfit was a little harder for me, hah, since it’s not my habit to go running around in corsets, garters, and stockings (but more on THAT in my next post, raar!).

This outfit began with the LeLutka Blake hair, actually, and I worked my way down. One of the first things you’ll notice in a Pretty Reckless video is Miss Monsem’s long, long blonde hair, followed by massive amounts of eyeliner and her arresting pale eyes. Check and check! Pekka‘s kitty liner and IKON‘s Eternal Eyes in ‘Money’ seemed like the way to go, along with my favourite Miamai eyelashes in ‘Femme.’

Rockstar At Night 600 (Mhmm, larger pics await you here. )

But I’m still naked from the waist down! Aack! So the ‘Rockstar at Night’ outfit follows and gosh, do I ever love Shine right now. Stockings, corset, garters, and these cute little bows help me feel slightly more covered but, uhm, it’s still not enough. This doesn’t make me a prude; it means I get to accessorize even MORE because, as nice as skin is, I think it’s way hotter to be covered up. At least a little bit.

So next, it’s tattoos! Something I rarely get to play with but I just love this ‘Outlaw’ full body tattoo from v3 and it’s yet another way to hint at something interesting going on beneath your clothing. Take note. Take heed. Probably also run to v3 and look around. No, no. I’ll wait. :D

So now that you have your new tattoo (or at least a nice little shopping list), you have to wonder:

“What else can I use to carry a bit of glam into my rockstar-corset-tattooey-wickedness look?”

Tall boots, like these mesh numbers from Maitreya, aren’t really something you want to wear with a short skirt and bare legs (or maybe that’s just me >.>) but maaaan, they’re GREAT with stockings, leggings, and system layer bottoms. Mostly bare arms? Try a see-through glove like these crochet armwarmers from Shine and guys, seriously, couture jewelry is NOT just for evening wear. I brought this Chop Zuey ‘Miracle Business’ set into the picture and you can too!

Rockstar At Night Close 600 (Geez, I talk too much. Here, look at another pic! <3 )

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*flavour *REDGRAVE*
IKON Eternal Eyes – Lagoon
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce

[LeLutka]-EFFECT hair – Marilyn

shine by [ZD] MESH PUFFY SLEEVES DRESS silky rose ~ SIF Exclusive!
p.c Braided Finish Stockings
[Gos] Hunter Ankle Boot – Taupe -

[Gos] – Custom Sunglasses v3.2 BUTTERFLY [model]
Cae :: Entangled ::
MG – Fufu Bag – Madame Mimi – Silver Shimmer ~ NEW @ FaMESHed
-LMK- Long leather gloves

~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Eternal Eyes – Money
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
.Pekka. Kitty Eyes Eyeliner
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce

[LeLutka]-BLAKE hair S – Marilyn

shine by [ZD] MESH “TAYLOR” CORSET  ~ SIF Exclusive!
~ Sexy ripped stockings/garters/bows are included with outfit!
Maitreya Mesh Jazz Boots * Black

v3 Tattoo – Outlaw (womens) AGED 2
Chop Zuey ~ The Miracle Business Choker & Cuff
shine by [ZD] – MESH ARM WARMERS crocheted black
[PM]Sculpted Nails V2 – Size 20 – Long

Poses: Diesel Works, !bang

Pictures taken at:
1) An undisclosed location (okay, it’s the new shine and sharp mainstore but you didn’t hear it from me!)
2) DSL Records Club & Stage (and you can build here so it’s great for pics!)

Sixties Shine

So here I am, awake at 5am and smiling after a few glasses of wine, and I’m excited to share this next post with you! This is a dress I’ve been styling for a few days but nothing was working the way I thought it should. I don’t wear much black and I’ll be the first to say that it’s my biggest challenge to work with deep, dark shades like this.

Until I realize that colour is the answer!

Shiny Sixties 600 Close

Check it out: shine‘s simple black sixties dress (available NOW at Designer’s Circle #42) with Cae‘s beautiful starfish jewelry set. I changed the jewelry to ‘patina’ (and THANK YOU, Cae, for having an option to change every item at the same time <3) and found a pair of blue/green ombre tights from Milk Motion. Truth‘s Cyanne hair with a greenish headband (so pretty!) and my fantastic HOC platforms round it all out perfectly.

Pekka has also released several different eye makeup packs since I was there last and … I sort of bought all of them. Today it’s the fresh look eyeshadow and doesn’t it look wonderful with IKON‘s Eternal Eyes in ‘lagoon?’

Sixties Shine 600

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Eternal Eyes – Lagoon
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
.Pekka. Fresh Look Eyeshadows w/ eyeliner – 4
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ mango jelly

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

shine by [ZD] SIXTIES MESHDRESS WITH BELT mysterious black ~ NEW @ Designer’s Circle 42
(Milk Motion) ombre tights
HOC Industries – Platform Pumps

Cae :: Starfish :: Cuff
Cae :: Starfish :: Earrings
Cae :: Starfish :: Ring
shine by [ZD] Silver Bangles right – GROUP GIFT
Emery – Gloves #Gray

Pose: !bang (sits and sassy) ~ NEW @ the Arcade