The Dramatic Diva

This isn’t a surprise to you, but if you answered mostly A’s in the above quiz, there’s a strong chance you’re a Dramatic Diva.

Gown - Diva C 600 ( I’m in LOVE with this picture. Check it at its full size here. )

Mostly A’s – The Daring Diva

You are the life of the party. Nothing makes you happier than to be in the middle of a crowd, doing your thing, and having a marvelous time. You’re probably a little wild (or maybe you just want to be), a little bit loud, and whether or not everyone loves your wacky antics, no one has ever accused you of being boring.

Fashion is just another form of artistic expression for you. You love bright, bold colours and none of your outfits are complete without some kind of rocking accessory.

Gown - Diva L 600

~ Daring in Red ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Eternal Eyes – Verdigris
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
.Pekka. FLORA Lipstick Naturals (1)
.Pekka. Eyeliner w/ Red Eyeshadow

[LeLutka]-SALOME hair – Marilyn

:: PM :: Cao Gown in Red
HOC Industries – Platform Pump

Chop Zuey ~ Out Damned Spot! Rd Set ~ Holiday gift, omg! GO GET IT!
Chop Zuey ~ Shirobana Ring
v3 Tattoo – Outlaw (womens) DARK 2

Prop & Poses: Diesel Works

The Regal Lady

If most of your quiz results were E’s, you’re probably a Regal Lady. :D

Gown - Regal C 600 ( Mhmm, we’re going to flickr. Your chariot awaits, M’Lady.)

Mostly E’s – The Regal Lady

You are elite. While you may not go to the trouble of going places very often, when you do, the word “spectacular” describes your efforts to perfection. You know the best places to shop and realize that fashion is one of the most subtle forms of name dropping in the world. Not everyone speaks this silent language as well as you, but that doesn’t matter in the slightest.

You know the best places to shop. If your gown isn’t custom, you know the designer personally.

Gown - Regal L 600

~ The Upper Crust ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Eternal Eyes – Sapphire
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
-Belleza- Eyeliner 4
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce

[[Loovus Dzevavor]] ~ Hair: Buzz! Blanc 2
[[Loovus Dzevavor]] ~ Hair: Buzz! Blanc 2 HB

-AZUL- Linda -Sapphire
HOC Industries - Platform Pumps

Chop Zuey ~ Madonna of the Chair Set ~ NEW MVW Release!
:: PM :: Marilyn in White Gloves

Prop & Poses: Diesel Works

The Simple Sophisticate

If your quiz results were mostly G’s, you’re very likey a Simple Sophisticate!

Gown - Sophisticate C 600 ( Yep, we’re going to flickr. Hop in! )

Mostly G’s – The Simple Sophisticate

Style is a simple way of saying complicated things and you know this better than most. What sets you apart from the others is your ability to know where you’re going, what you’ll be doing, and dress accordingly. Costume party? Check. Ballroom dancing? Check. Bumming around the house in pj’s? Double check!

You are the owner of a truly magical inventory and everything you wear reflects this. You love fashion, no doubt, and everything you wear is planned before you leave your equally-gorgeous home. You have more clothes than anyone you know.

Gown - Sophisticate L 600~ Simply Sophisticated ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Eternal Eyes – Glass
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
.Pekka. Classy Eye shadow with eyeliner – Electric Blue
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce

Vanity Hair:Cantaloupe HP-Platinium
Vanity hair base Platinium

:: PM :: Meryl Gown in White
:: PM :: Meryl Gown in Black Gloves
HOC Industries – Platform Pump

Chop Zuey ~ Black Ice Set (Holiday freebie! WOO!)
[PM]Sculpted Nails V2

Prop & Poses: Diesel Works

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

Vintage Fair 2012 ~ Sneak Peek (Part 1)

WOOO!

So the upcoming Vintage Fair is NEWS, ladies and gentlemen. You’ve seen the teasers; classic lettering in sepia and silver hues, elegant men and women in their fedoras and pillbox hats reminding us of a time when people were just that darned classy.

Sponsored by CHIC Management, the:

Vintage Fair (from Aug 4th – Aug 29th) will showcase 250+ brands each exploring inspiration from the vintage eras of 1920 – 1980. We will also this year be allowing ‘Antique’ fashions (pre 1920s). With new and exclusive items from every brand involved and music every day.

Since when were the 80′s vintage?! Is anyone else feeling their years today? I’ll get to 80′s-inspired goodness in a little while but for now, I’m ALL about the classy.

A larger image, just for you dahling.

Do you remember when sequins were glamourous? As a child of the 1980′s I truly do not, haha, but I yearn for the glory days of smoky jazz clubs and piano bars and a time where dressing to go out meant putting on MORE clothes, not less. This gown, created by CIA, absolutely took my breath away this morning. Just .. find it. Love it. Wear it with your swankiest jewellery and a sultry updo like this gem from Vanity Hair. Hotsy-totsy!

Check out this car, wow!

I know, I know. This vest has been popping up on the feeds for a while now and I’m sure the look has been adequately covered .. but not by ME! I love PurpleMoon for gowns, no one does it better, but don’t forget that there is also an incredible casual and semi-formal line in the mainstore! This set, a Vintage Fair Exclusive, is inspired by an American fashion icon .. you know who I mean. ;)  Do you own a pillbox hat yet? No? Why not nab this fantastic set from Laville? Bring the glory days back to your own corner of Second Life.

~Portia~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Utopia Eyes – Light Forest Green
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ mango jelly
-Belleza- Eyeliner 2
Cheap Makeup- Eye Gloss

Vanity Hair:Cohimbra HP-Vainille

[CIA Designs] Sequin dress Red
VictoriaV – long Satin Gloves White
HOC Industries – Platform Pumps

Chop Zuey ~ Ajisai Earrings Wht
Chop Zuey ~ Ajisai Necklace Wht/D

Pose: BENT. 
Props: !bang, Lisp Bazaar

~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ mango jelly

[[Loovus Dzevavor]] ~ Hair: Betty Ditzie 1

:: PM :: Jackie Skirt in Black & White
:: PM :: Jackie Vest in Black & White
HOC Industries – Platform Pumps

:: PM :: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Etherea/110/76/1366 Coco Sunglasses in White
! Laville ! Pillbox Hat – Girl Friday [VF12]
! Laville ! Fur Cuff Gloves [VF 2012] Girl Friday

Pose: Di’s Opera ~
Prop: Monarch Imperial Special limousine

CHIC² ~ It’s Time to Party!

Party hat: check! Amazing shoes: double check! Low-lag gear: omg, super-mega check!

CHIC² is starting NOW!!!

I’ve been holding onto this picture -all day- because I’m quite proud of the way it turned out. The furniture (gorgeous!) is from POST and requires 34 prims for the full set, including the wonderful accessories shown below. “What could be better,” you ask? Well, how about this incredible Haarlem Deco set with SIX colour options?

The dress .. Bilo. Beautiful! It’s mesh and wonderfully textured – perfect for a night out or a steamy night in, wouldn’t you say? I’m also wearing Pekka lipstick (again, lol, because it’s AMAZING) for the sort of glamorous pout one wants when one is in a chic, smoky Haarlem lounge.

sYs, I LOVE THIS DRESS! Modern, streamlined mesh with great detail. I wasn’t too sure about it until I tried it on and gave it a little spin around the event area but now .. gah. I just love it. Chloe put together a wicked little earring/necklace set, available in charcoal (shown) and honey (wore to bed last night). The earrings are adorable faceted drops with BEES on them (cuuuute) and the ring, well. Check out the ring! Hey, look! I’m also wearing Pekka makeup and ready Kiss Kiss thanks to ROZENA, woo!  :D

~ Portia ~

Bilo- Tallulah (Rose) ~ New@CHIC²

.Pekka. Classy Eye shadow with eyeliner – Platinum ~ New@CHIC²
.Pekka. FLORA Lipstick Naturals (4) ~ New@CHIC²

[e] Indulge – Blonde 01

p.c Braided Finish Stockings
p.c Braided Finish Gloves
HOC Industries – Platform Pump
Donna Flora ~ SPRINGRAIN earrings

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Utopia Eyes – Deep Cerulean
Eyelashes -31- ExtraLong *REDGRAVE*

~

[sYs] XTens – dress (red) ~ New@CHIC²

Chloe: Honey Drop Earring [Charcoals] ~ New@CHIC²
Chloe: Honeycomb Ring [Charcoals] ~ New@CHIC²

ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ mango jelly ~ New@CHIC²
.Pekka. Party Eyeshadows – Red & Blue ~ New@CHIC²

::Exile:: London Rain:Vanilla

Props: POST Haarlem Deco Set ~ New@CHIC²
Pose: GLITTERATI ~ New@CHIC²

Culture Shock 2012 – SL Designers Care (Pt. 2)

Sooooo .. this is turning out to be a larger undertaking than I expected. I should have probably expected it, haha, given how I LOOOOOVE to talk, but ah well. <3

I’ll admit that I wasn’t aware of the driving force behind SL’s Culture Shock. I heard that there was a new event, thought “hey, shopping!” and I was on it like .. well. Like a girl who has too many clothes already. When I noticed the donation board I couldn’t help but smile because this is what I love most about Second Life:

The second annual “Culture Shock” event in May 2012 (May 4th – May 26th) aims to be an important event for the Secondlife fashion culture. Celebrating trends and trendsetters within our business, and incorperating music and art, all with reflections of our own personal first life cultures depicted in our creations.

The choosen charity for this event is Médecins Sans Frontières (for the second year).

184 Store spaces will be available for the showcasing of products, including a mandatory minimum of 1 new and exclusive item each – contributing 50 – 100% of their profit to charity. 

We celebrate culture and individuality. We promote art and awareness. We love fashion – how not, with so many talented designers among us?

“The opposite of war isn’t peace ~ it’s creation!” 

~Portia~

01 Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Horizon Eyes – Pale Gray (ML)
Eyelashes -31- ExtraLong *REDGRAVE*
*League* Cruz -Full Coverage (Tattoo) – 100% for MSF

Clawtooth: Shaken not Stirred – Salty

(Kunglers) shena dress- 100% for MSF
p.c Braided Finish Stockings

HOC Industries – Platform Pumps
(Kunglers Extra) Bromelia earrings
[PM]Sculpted Nails V2

Week .. (psst – what week is this?) .. Colour Challenge – Royal Purple

“I want to go dancing,” said the first princess.

“Well, -I- favour a drink. Let’s go have cocktails,” replied the second.

“You drink too much.”

“You get us into trouble.”

“Spoilsport!”

“HOOLIGAN!”

~Portia~

01 Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Pale Violet
Eyelashes -31- ExtraLong *REDGRAVE*
*BOOM* Pale Pucker Red
- DAMNED – (eyeshadow) Rainbow 5 l

Magika Calm

Emery – Jean Skinny Passe #Violet
Emery – Dressy Top Zebra #03
HOC Industries – Platform Pumps

Dark Lapis & Silver Chain Bracelet (female) – GoldenFleece
Maxi Gossamer – Pearl Necklaces – Combo – Long – BLACK

~ CadyLady ~

*BOOM* Hye Tube Dress (royal purple)
*League* Wanderer -Black- Bracelet -Hand
*League* Wanderer -Black- Bracelet -Wrist
*Sexy Mamas* Prim Nails
Maxi Gossamer – Earring – Love Heart – Enamelled BLACK
MIEL HIPSTER PEEPERS – tortoise shell
Maxi Gossamer – Necklace – Babette – Single Strand 7 & 8
[BURLEY]_Carina_
Glam Affair- Leah Natural

Photos Taken By Cady Glitter
Poses from Glitterati, Olive Juice, and -RC-
Bar and drinks: ARIA