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

Whodunit?

By Portia Pexington, Something New  December 13th, 2012  03:46 AM

SECOND LIFE – In a shocking turn of events early this morning, a woman was found on her building platform in a strange array of clothing. Preferring only to be known as ‘Ms Body,’ this female was found in patterned leather pants, yellow booties, and a purple shirt. When questioned, the witness asserted the following:

“I have no idea how this came together – it just sort of happened.”

Several witnesses have been questioned but two key figures, Col. Mustard and Prof. Plum, remain at large.

“It’s horrifying,” says Miss Scarlet, a well-known fashion icon and advocate of glam style. “Whoever is responsible for this must answer to the authorities!” Another witness, Mrs. Peacock, asks the perpetrator(s) to come forward as soon as possible, saying only that ” (it is) … clearly some sort of mistake.”

Proffessor and the Colonel 600 ( Yes, yes, I’m a dork. You like it. :) )

As the Second Life Fashion Police (SLFP) are unavailable to answer questions at this time, speculation varies widely between fashion experts. Theories range from simple inattention to an inter-grid ‘Hippie’ conspiracy.

If you ask this reporter, however, the answer is simple:  the blogger did it. ~

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Eternal Eyes – Glass
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 04 Audrey
.Pekka. KATHYA Eyes Make Up (yellow)
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce

[LeLutka]-MARIE hair – Marilyn
[LeLutka]-HAIRBASE Glucose

shine by [ZD] MESH SILK BLOUSE dusky lilac ~ NEW!
shine by [ZD] MESH PANTS sixties
Ingenue :: Alvery :: Mustard

LaGyo_Hamptons necklace
[MAGIC NOOK] Vintage Watch Necklace (Kitty)
BALACLAVA!! Roux Reader (yellow – narrow)
Shakeup! Vintage Ring [12]

Pose: aDORKable

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.

Love Is - 600 ( Link to a larger picture. )

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

Yesterday’s Tomorrow Today

Or was it the day before yesterday? Or maybe the day before that?

Suffice it to say, I have been siiiiiiick for quite a few days and, unlike my sweetheart of a sisser Cady (gorgeous new posts on her blog, btw), I have a hard time focusing on prettiness when I feel anything but.

I wanted so badly to start covering the Tomorrow Today event as soon as it was open to the public; I took these pictures on Oct 31st but .. ugh. Editing just wasn’t happening until this morning. Anyway, the event will be running through the end of November and is a fundraiser to support our very own Matchbook Monday (designer of Amorous jewelry <3).

A bit of info:

This event is to raise funds for a dental surgery procedure that will greatly improve Ms. Monday’s quality of life. The full details can be found on her blog here so please read her very moving letter and drop by the sim for your beginning-of-month shopping. Every little bit helps.

( I have a close-up of these beautiful new eyes HERE .. you’ll never guess who made them. )

So talking about clothes, both outfits are available at Tomorrow Today! Sassy’s ‘Bombshell’ dress (above) completely takes my breath away AND it comes with a handy mesh skirt panel for the ultimate streamlined silhouette. Along similar lines is the Shine outfit I’ve put together (below) featuring a faux fur vest and the NEW Italian-length pencil skirt. So flipping pretty!

IKON has made an appearance at TT as well, offering four completely new shades of his Kaleido eyes for this event: Crystal (above), Hard (below), Molten and Shadow, which I will feature in my next post, whee!

( Hard eyes .. soft lips. )

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*ice *REDGRAVE*
IKON Kaleido Eyes – Crystal ~ Available @ Tomorrow Today! ~
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Glitter 01
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce

/Wasabi Pills/ Veronica Mesh Hair – Rye ~ Available @ Tomorrow Today! ~

~Sassy!~ Bombshell dress – white ~ Available @ Tomorrow Today! ~
[Gos] Pimp Your Pumps V2 – Point Court

~Sassy!~ Bombshell gloves – white ~ Available @ Tomorrow Today! ~
Chop Zuey ~ Ajisai Earrings Wht
Chop Zuey ~ Ajisai Necklace Wht/D

Pose: Olive Juice

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Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Kaleido Eyes – Hard ~ Available @ Tomorrow Today! ~
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 04 Audrey
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce
cheLLe – (makeup) Frenching Marion

::Exile:: Like Lovers Do:Stefani

[ZD] MESH BELTED FUR VEST black ~ Available @ Tomorrow Today! ~
shine by [ZD] MESH PENCIL SKIRT ITALIAN LENGTH LACED- black
Ingenue :: Cindy:: Licorice

[celoe.mery.gloves.mine.S] (I couldn’t resist, okay?! Stop looking at me like that!)

Pose: Clique

Shine on, Match. We love you. <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!

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

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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! ~

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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