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. Continue reading

Breathe Me

Today’s post begins with a lamp.  A lovely lamp from {what next} that I have in my living room (the one that never needs tidying or vacuuming and I never stub my toe on the coffee table). I’ve been wearing this coldLogic sweater a lot lately as well, and this hair from Exile that never seems to work with any outfit I want to blog. You have no idea how much I’ve wanted to photograph these two things; it’s been driving me crazy for weeks!

Breathe Me Story

So I’m realxing, considering what I should do next, and I was struck again by how pretty and simple this lamp is. I like simple things. I like clean lines and soft colours. I love textures that look snuggly and warm, especially when I’m feeling a little down (which I am). The lamp reminds me of all these things and since I’m already dressed in clothes I love, I sneak up to my platform for an experiment! Continue reading

Welcome to Wherever You Are

You know? The world can be a funny place. Whether you believe in a god or not, whether you believe in fate or destiny or belong to Team Free Will, you have to admit that the universe has a fantastic sense of humour and, more often than we like, irony.

It occurred to me this morning that it’s so easy to talk about strength of character when things are good. Life isn’t perfect but I don’t believe it’s supposed to be; we can’t enjoy the good times to their fullest if we’ve never been truly down. It’s harder to appreciate love without loss to show us how important it really is. We don’t realize how annoying a split infinitive can be until someone demonstrates a sentence constructed in the proper way. Ahem.

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An Actress, a Supermodel, and a Princess Walk Into a Bar ….

EEE! This week’s new releases have been SPECTACULAR!  As much as I’d love to play stylist and photographer all day, though, I’ve opted to share my favourite outfit with you today and hope (*fingers crossed*) for enough time in the next day or two to share the rest.

ColdLogic always, always, blows me away with their chic, simple, and exquisite styling ~ this dress is no exception. ‘Hathaway’ looks like heaven and fits like a dream, haha, I’m going to have a horrible time convincing myself that, yes, I really do need to change this week. I don’t tend to buy bags but every new item at Maitreya this week was something I needed to own. As my chequebook is currently screaming at me, I settled for just the one mesh shopper bag in the colour ‘Porsche’ because it made me giggle. Yes, simple pleasures, I know, but when everything is gorgeous, sometimes it’s the Giggle Factor that helps you decide.

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A Romp in the Park

Happy Weekend, everyone!

I have to say, I’ve been fantasizing about this trip to the park ever since coldLogic released its new line of mesh ROMPERS but between this, that, and the other thing, it’s taken me an unheard-of EIGHT DAYS to get this post together. What the heck, right?

Anyway, like every coldLogic release since the beginning of time (or, you know, this year), these rompers are flipping CUTE, stylish, and perfectly easy to wear. Idina, compulsive fatpacker that she is, and I (recently converted quantum pack queen) spent quite a bit of time co-ordinating outfits for the next few shots to give you an idea of the different styles available at coldLogic right this very minute. We hope you like them!

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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!

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Steve Rogers: RSVP

Dear Steve,

I know it’s been a while since my last letter but I just wanted to say great job with that alien invasion; it looked pretty rough for a while but I knew you and the rest of the Avengers would pull through with another win for us. Busy month, right?

I hope this letter finds you well and (more or less) enjoying a bit of a breather before it’s time to save the world again.

Reply when you can,

~ Portia

P.S – Don’t listen to those rumours about me dating one of those Lantern Corps guys. You and I both know you’re the only hero for me. xoxo

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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. 😀

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. Continue reading