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

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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!)

Beyond the Waves

Hello, everyone!

Just a short little bloggy post for now; I’m hoping to get another installment for Tomorrow Today, well, today! I just have to share this lovely new hair from Exile, though, and my continuing love affair with the IKON Eternal eyes. Since it’s a casual kind of day (and I’ve gotta wear something), I figured Maitreya was the way to go; if you haven’t been there lately you absolutely need to check out the mesh sweater dress and the gorgeous new(ish) Suave shoes from Maitreya Gold. The jewelry is pretty casual too and a couple of my favourite finds from Glow Studio and Maxi Gossamer. <3

( Check here for a close-up of the hair/eyes/gorgeousness. )

~ Portia ~

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

::Exile:: Beyond the Waves:Bleach

Maitreya Milia Sweater Dress * French Roast
Maitreya Gold * Suave Pearl

[ glow ] studio – Bubble Pearls Necklace (gold)
[ glow ] studio – Bubble Pearls Ring (gold)
Maxi Gossamer ~ Necklace – Garbo Graduated – Combo – BLEACHED

Pose: Marukin

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

Hey! Ho! Let’s Go! (More Vintage Fair Goodness)

Wow, so it’s still August and the CHIC Vintage Fair is STILL going strong!

While I’m a little annoyed that I haven’t had time to blog much this month it’s hard to stay frustrated when I’m partying with my niece Lily (she had a GREAT 80′s glam rock set tonight, btw) and my broface Lucky. You’ll be pleased to hear I didn’t have to bribe them (much) to sit in for this picture.

I have been WAITING for a reason to wear some of these great Vintage Fair finds and finally, FINALLY, I’m home long enough to justify an hour partying with the fam (you know, instead of working .. blech). You can grab the full Westwood punk outfit I’m wearing at the Vintage Fair OR just sneak over to LUSH LIMITED’s mainshop to peek at some truly fantastic offerings. For me, the 80′s was ALL about random accessories so I’ve gone ahead and plucked a few other favourites from my inventory. Oldies but goodies, ftw!

~ Lily ~
Top ~ sick puppy
Boots ~ A&Y Bunker
Belt ~ butterfly effects
Wings ~ Vaengi

~ Lucky ~
Little Britain Designs – Gene Avatar

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ fanta

.DK. Neopunk – Blondes

[D*L] PUNK BODY NET
[D*L] PUNK SKIRT-BRIT
[D*L] RAMONES TANK
[Gos] Triumph Boots – Fem – Worn

Izzie’s – Spring/Summer 2012 Nails
P.C; Reclining Feline Earrings
Maxi Gossamer ~ Pearl Necklaces – Combo – Long – BLACK
ROLE OPTIC SG-60 Princess
[Armidi Gisaci] Healing Koi Bangle – Coal
BC_Bracelet_SNAKESKIN

Poses: Bounce This, !bang
Set: Urban Spirit

CHIC² ~ We Love You!

Phew, what a weekend! I am THRILLED to see that CHIC² is in full swing and still super-busy after the insanity of opening night. It’s been fantastic to see people peering into designer booths, trying the furniture or popping in to see if those Sassy models really ARE as tall as they seem. I grin every time I see another blog covering the event and celebrating incredible exclusives as well as CHIC Management‘s second birthday.

Since it’s a little much to expect my computer to run Second Life on ultra in the middle of CHIC², I thought I’d share a peek at my newest rooftop garden instead.:) I’m loving the new mesh topiaries from Trompe L’Oeil – like everything Cory Edo creates, these beautiful plants are low-prim, copy/modifiable, and just flipping INCREDIBLE and as if that wasn’t enough, they come with these perfect little stone urns too!

I have a serious obsession with cute dresses (obviously), and these offerings from tomoto (above) and Zenith (below) are no exception. While the tomoto delice dress isn’t mesh, it doesn’t need to be as it’s perfect just the way it is with sheer, gauzy prim bits, ruffles, and the cutest lace leggings peeking out from beneath the skirt. It’s available in black, aqua, pink, and (of course) white. <3 Zenith brings everything I love about mesh to the (Fluke Chic Café) table. Long and flowing with every step you take, I’m sure you’ll love the halter neck and gorgeous open back, not to mention the cute rope belt that comes with each of the three (nude, beige, and khaki) colour options.

I’m not around to celebrate with you tonight but HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY, CHIC!

~ Portia ~

tomoto, delice white ~ New@CHIC²
Chloe: Honey Drop Earrings ~ New@CHIC²

.Pekka. HYDRA Lip balm (1) ~ New@CHIC²
cheLLe – (eyeshadow) Dreamy (Under Eye 2) ~ New@CHIC²

::Exile:: London Rain:Vanilla

[Gos] Pimp Your Pumps V2 – Maryjane Court

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Horizon Eyes v2 – Deep Blue
Eyelashes -31- ExtraLong *REDGRAVE*
[PM]Sculpted Nails V2

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=Zenith= (Nude)Luna Mesh Dress & Mesh string Belt ~ New@CHIC²
Maxi Gossamer ~ Necklace – Eden Sun Pendant – Short ~ New@CHIC²

.Pekka. Classy Eye shadow with eyeliner – Platinum ~ New@CHIC²
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce ~ New@CHIC²

Magika [Hair S] Push

Slink Barefeet Mesh Medium

Pose: Frooti ~ New@CHIC²
Garden Accessories: Trompe Loeil – Mesh Topiary, (Fluke) Chic Cafe  ~ Both New@CHIC²

(tomoto marketplace store link <3 )

Addressing the Dresses (CHIC², part three!)

It’s no secret that I love all things yellow/white/bright/happy so you must be able to imagine how thrilled I was to receive these gorgeously playful minidresses! Koketka is a new store to me HOWEVER wandering into the mainshop felt like nothing so much as finding another part of my closet lost to me until now. The dress is mini, meshy, and super cute! I can’t wait to just dive right in here later this month for a full examination of Juli’s wonderful designs. Maxi Gossamer has delivered yet -another- beautiful offering: the Lost Eden Sun Pendant. Wear it short, wear it long, but make sure you WEAR it this summer! Like the rest of her designs, this pendant is mesh and so pretty you’ll never want to take it off. <3

I’m still wearing, and still loving, the new Wasabi Pills Anais 2 hair, my stunning IKON Horizon eyes, and this Pekka lip balm I can’t seem to get enough of. It’s such a happy combination on a truly exciting day.

It’s almost time for CHIC² to open it’s doors – are YOU ready for the party?

Hey, look! Another dress and (gasp!) it’s white!

“Why Portia,” you ask, “don’t you have enough white dresses in your closet? Isn’t this getting redundant for you?”

Well, I doubt anybody’s asking, really, as there is no such thing as too many dresses, much less too many WHITE dresses. Not when they’re this flirty, chic, and unique! I love the ruffles, the structured bodice, and the overall -shape- of Nene. It’s a clubbing/date dress for sure. :) I was also completely thrilled to see a new hatty hair at the CHIC² event! Pomme D’Amour has created something truly fun with this Birds & Bees ‘do (I’m a SPARKLING blonde, btw, super great!) and how cute is this PHILO flower hair pin? I stuck it on my new hat because .. why the heck not? It’s just a little extra glitter in a great design that I’m sure to wear again and again.

~ Portia ~

Koketka ~ Sara dress-yellow ~ New@CHIC²
Maxi Gossamer ~ Necklace – Eden Sun Pendant – Short ~ New@CHIC²

/Wasabi Pills/ Anais 2 Mesh Hair – Rye ~ New@CHIC²
.Pekka. HYDRA Lip balm (2) ~ New@CHIC²

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Horizon Eyes v2 – Pale Glass
Eyelashes -31- ExtraLong *REDGRAVE*

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Miamai_Nene White ~ New@CHIC²

POMME D AMOUR/ BIRDS & BEES/SPARKLE BLONDE ~ New@CHIC²
PHILO – Hair Pin – Glitter ~ New@CHIC²
.Pekka. HYDRA Lip balm (2) ~ New@CHIC²

Pose: Frooti  ~ New@CHIC²
Bench: What Next

Moody Blues? HA!

I prefer happy sunshiney yellows, thanks. :)

Honestly, I was having a bit of a day today. Rough morning, long afternoon, and my night was not going the way I wanted it to go; one might go so far as to say that I was moody, even vaguely upset.

mood-y [moo-dee]

adjective, mood·i·er, mood·i·est.

1. given to gloomy, depressed, or sullen moods; ill-humored.
2. proceeding from or showing such a mood: a moody silence.
3. expressing or exhibiting sharply varying moods; temperamental.

Then I signed into SL and my day got just a little brighter!

TONS brighter, really, when I took a peek at coldLogic’s new ‘moody’ sundresses! Completely adorable, right?! You’ll be able to pick them up at the CHIC² birthday event from June 3rd (4pm, SLT) to June 24th (4pm, SLT) and afterwards at the coldLogic mainstore! I’ll even go ahead and book the taxi to send you directly to their booth, but don’t drop in until the 3rd, kay? Portia’s Sunshiney Yellow Cab!

Who’s ready for cake?

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Horizon Eyes v2 – Deep Blue
Eyelashes -31- ExtraLong *REDGRAVE*
*BOOM* Pale Pucker Pink

::Exile:: London Rain:Vanilla (NEW! EEEE!!)

coldLogic dress – moody.mangocream (Available June 3-24th at CHIC2′s birthday party!)
Slink Barefeet Mesh Medium

Chop Zuey Couture – Soul Infusion Earrings YellowDiamond
[PM]Sculpted Nails V2

Poses: !bang

coldLogic dress – moody.sageblossom
Necklace – Lealao Pendant – Short – Maxi Gossamer (NEW and available @ faMESHed)
[Gos] Pimp Your Pumps V2 – Maryjane Court
::Exile:: She Loves You:Vanilla

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coldLogic dress – moody.summerfields
::Exile:: In The Meantime:Vanilla

Poses: Olive Juice

BirthWEEKEND!

Since Thursday was my birthday and I could do whatever I wanted (Portia’s Birthday Rule #1) I went and declared a four-day holiday weekend! WOOOOO!! PARTAAAAY!!!

Now that things are (relatively) quiet around here I’m excited to put a post together to share some of my super-happy birthweekend finds. :D

Gosh, where do I even begin? First of all, my blog-slacker of a brother Lucky is WONDERFUL! Knowing me as well as he does, he sent me clothes for my birthday. Smart man, right? This adorable top, courtesy of coldLogic and my broface, might just be the cutest thing I’ve worn in weeks! Recognize the necklace? I can’t take it off! I was also amazed by Exile’s Secret Summer hair; I expected it to be yet another style that doesn’t work with my face but looooook! It’s so pretty.

Okay, so this is the outfit I put together for my ill-fated first-time trip to a SL strip club (hush, don’t judge – it was my birthday and I could do what I wanted) where I spent two hours crashing, letting my computer cool down, booting up, and signing back in again. Rinse. Repeat. Sigh. I love this dress, though, especially with mesh stockings, gorgeous heels, and yet another of the Lamb. new releases I canNOT live without. Is there time to gush about the new(ish) refreshed blonde shades? No? Shoot, next blog.

Ahh, Magika and Mon Tissu – my two favourite M-shops in all of SL! If I could buy their inventories in one fell swoop I would but for now, I am quite happy to add this adorable tank (boobtastic without a clothing layer beneath) and wicked-cute hair to my collection. Speaking of clothing layers beneath, I’d like to add that if you haven’t seen the intrinsic tank packs from JANE, you really should consider picking them up. They’re one of my wardrobe staples: hairbase, mesh feet, eyelashes, intrinsic tank. That is my list. Wear them. Love them. Give your rack the night off. ;)

Look up .. waaayyyyy up! More clothing from JANE and coldLogic. And Magika. And Gos shoes (just say “Espadrilles;” it’s almost as much fun as wearing them!). Does anybody see a pattern here? Phew, me neither.

In all seriousness, I am a huge fan of simple and fun clothing with bright colours and an overall lack of fuss – thanks to these designers, it’s easier than ever to be a fun-loving (and less-obviously free-wheeling) gal on the grid. <3

(Style cards and SLURLs are attached to the main post, whee!)

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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

Spring has Sprung!

I woke up this morning sneezing my head off, haha, which is one of the final signs that spring has officially come to my corner of the Great White North.

My Spring Checklist looks something like this:

Canada Geese come back home ~ I heard some a couple of weeks ago
My mother starts wearing sandals again ~ because she’s crazy and hates shoes
Singing birds wake me up at 4am ~ check, oy
Springtime allergies begin ~ mega-check (my torrid love-affair with novo-pheniram continues)

Notice how none of these have anything to do with snow on the ground or the actual temperature? It’s because in Canadialand we are too stubborn to admit that we’re cold, even when we are. As soon as it’s above zero we shove our winter gear in the closet and break out our bicycles. Or sundresses. Or sandals if you’re my mother – even when there’s snow on the ground.

ColdLogic’s new releases have inspired me to embrace spring in Second Life as well as in Real Life. I can’t help but smile every time this designer collaboration releases something new – it’s just one more reason for people to love mesh and clothes that are a little more modest than standard SL fare and exquisitely crafted.

I’ve paired the Hall skirt and Ellis top with some of my favourite wardrobe bits and pieces AND the adorable Chelsea bicycle from What Next. Like my wifey, I haven’t detached it willingly since I picked it up.

~Portia~

01 Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Stormy Sea, w3)
Eyelashes -31- ExtraLong *REDGRAVE*
cheLLe – (eyeshadow) Dusty Bumble Bee
*BOOM* Pale Pucker Natural

[e] Listen – Blonde 01

*COCO*_Cardigan(Lace)
coldLogic top – ellis.green
coldLogic skirt – hall.lemongrass
[e] Move Pumps – Powder

Necklace – Gold Twin Hearts – Medium
SPRINGRAIN earrings

{what next} Chelsea Bicycle

P.S. ~ It’s nearly time for my shop to open – expect a big blog post in a day or two absolutely chock-full of deets, deets, deets! UAU!