Fitmesh of the Future? Excelsior!

Hello, my loves!

Just a quick post tonight showing the last of my November We <3 Role-Play round up (probably) and while it isn’t my usual style, I’ve been experimenting with different looks as I gear up for *drum roll* the 2016 Fantasy Angels casting competition!

I’ll share my initial styling here this weekend and talk a bit more about the process of styling with a mesh body and more skin (hint: the answer is ACCESSORIES). It’s been a fantastic challenge so far and I am looking forward to all of it; the highs, lows, and absolutely everything in between.

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I just love the way Dead Dolls clothing hugs my Maitreya bod (read: no awkward distance between gusset and bits) and the wonderful part about having fitted mesh that works specifically for a certain body is that my shape dimensions can be almost anything at all – the clothing still looks perfect. Want wider hips? Check? Adjusting the chest? Double check! So not only do we have beautifully smooth lines at our ready disposal now, but the ability to wear gorgeously-textured clothing that works with it, instead of against, is better than ever.


Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae natural/Rose Pale ~ Lara Hurley
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Quicksilver ~ Ikon Innovia
Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara ~ Onyx LeShelle
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant1 ~ Siddean Munro
Lashes: .: Mai Bilavio :. World Tour StripLash in Tokyo ~ Mai Bilavio
Makeup 1: DeeTaleZ Makeup NATURAL Lip shades ~ Steffi Villota
Makeup 2: [LB Glamour Eyes] Circe Set 1 – 4 ~ Santana Lumiere ~ NEW @ We <3 RP (Nov. 2015)
Nails Applier: :[P]:- Slink/Maitreya Nails:// Feah ~ Aikea Rieko

Hair: enVOGUE HAIR – Inna ~ Casandra Rain

Bodysuit: Dead Dollz ~ Lumen – Silver MAITREYA ~ Kiddo Oh ~ NEW @ We <3 RP (Nov. 2015)
Boots: ..::ILLI::.. Maitreya Lara Doutzen Boots ~ Equitum

Headpiece: Zibska ~ Amelie Deux ~ Cascade ~ Zib Scaggs ~ NEW @ We <3 RP (Nov. 2015)
Earrings: Zibska ~ Amelie Deux ~ Earrings ~ Zib Scaggs ~ NEW @ We <3 RP (Nov. 2015)
Necklace: Zibska ~ Amelie Deux ~ Necklace ~ Zib Scaggs ~ NEW @ We <3 RP (Nov. 2015)
Arm 1: .aisling. LadyOfHighgarden Shoulders Silver ~ Damian Kleiner ~ Gacha Item
Arm 2: .aisling. LadyOfHighgarden Bracers Silver ~ Damian Kleiner ~ Gacha Item
Hand: .aisling. LadyOfHighgarden Hands Silver ~ Damian Kleiner ~ Gacha Item

Pose: *PosESioN* Selena ~ Dahriel ~ Available December 1st @ The Inspiration Event

Location: InSilico NORTH

Note to Self and Interested Parties: The word “excelsior” is vastly underused. Must fix!

Winter is Coming – Are You Ready?

I’m a fan of winter, always have been. It might be my Canadian roots showing (*checks hair, checks feet; all good*) but I love the colder weather; the idea of bundling up and trudging through the stuff, hearing the snow crunching underfoot with every step and feeling hundreds of snowflakes land on my face and eyelashes. It’s lovely .. for a few months, anyway. ;)

But there’s definitely a sinister element to winter, demonstrated time and again in real life and fiction, both.

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This is the direction I decided to take my newest style, incorporating some incredible pieces from We <3 Role Play (We <3 RP) and the Fantasy Gacha Carnival (FGC), both of which are open until the end of November.

I’ve gone with a bit of a Death Knight vibe (fun if you’ve played World of Warcraft at all) in this particular picture and it’s hilarious to think that it started out completely different from where we are now but .. if you look verrry closely, you might see that the original look had pink fingernails (and I forgot to change it up this morning). Although now I really do feel like someone looking like this can do whatever the heck they want with their nails – I wouldn’t give me trouble over it; would you?


Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae natural/Rose Pale ~ Lara Hurley
Eyes: IKON Deadshine Eyes – Quicksilver ~ Ikon Innovia
Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara ~ Onyx LeShelle
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant1 ~ Siddean Munro
Lashes: .: Mai Bilavio :. World Tour StripLash in Tokyo ~ Mai Bilavio
Makeup 1: DeeTaleZ Makeup NATURAL Lip shades ~ Steffi Villota
Makeup 2: [theSkinnery] Huntress Markings – Tired of Fighting ~ Umazuma Metaluna ~ NEW @ We <3 RP (Nov. 2015)
Scars: [theSkinnery] Huntress Markings – Scratch ~ Umazuma Metaluna ~ NEW @ We <3 RP (Nov. 2015)
Nails Applier (*sigh*): Hello Dave – Slink AvEnhance – Soft As Love – Gloss ~ Maia Gasparini

Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Kyou hair ~ M4ri1lyn Magic ~ NEW @ We <3 RP (Nov. 2015)

Boa: !gO! Ate – collar hell RARE ~ Gocha Merlin ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (November 2015)
Top: Moon Elixir – Huntress – Maitreya – 1 – Top – RARE ~ ElixirBlack ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (November 2015)
Skirt: !gO! Ate – skirt hell RARE ~ Gocha Merlin ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (November 2015)

Torso Chains: .aisling. Serena Chestlace ~ Damian Kleiner ~ NEW @ We <3 RP (Nov. 2015)
Gorget: PEQE – Royal Neck (Silver) ~ Inex Hax ~ NEW @ We <3 RP (Nov. 2015)
Circlet: .Charm. Nostre – Faded Onyx ~ Basic Deluxe ~ NEW @ We <3 RP (Nov. 2015)
Horns: [The Forge] Hard Steel, Horns. ~ Deccan Arida ~ NEW @ We <3 RP (Nov. 2015)
Necklace: .aisling. Angah Necklace ~ Damian Kleiner ~ NEW @ We <3 RP (Nov. 2015)
Bracers: LUXE. Pentagram Cuff Silver ~ Jaycee Dover
Claws: ieQED talon.ring.set.obsidian [SLINK 20 – elegant 1] ~ Sigifaust
Sword: [SWaGGa] Archangel Sword – Silv/Blk Type 2 ~ Sh0rtie ~ NEW @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival (November 2015)

Pose: *PosESioN* Medusa ~ Dahriel

Bowl: *HEXtraordinary* Silver Scrying Bowl – Grey Weathered Stone ~ Corwin Lacourte ~ NEW @ We <3 RP (Nov. 2015)
Tree 1: Heart – Ancient Maple ~ Lilith Heart
Tree 2: Botanical T2C Mesh Fir ~ Kriss Lehmann
Tree 3: Botanical – T2C Linden ~ Kriss Lehmann

Never Stop Shopping ~ A Mid-November Glance at Collabor88 and UBER

Hello hello!

Short post today, my dears, because we’ve had some longer ones lately and sometimes it really is nice to take a bit of a break. To relax in something comfortable and casual .. without compromising in the style department.

I think I’ve said before that I never stop shopping; it’s the reason my inventory is completely nuts but it’s also the reason I’m able to come up with some of the outfits I do. I don’t limit myself to big events or specific genres but I definitely keep my eyes on them as much as anything else. Fashion is always evolving, in SL as much as in RL, and it’s been pure pleasure to see it happen from one month to the next in here.

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What Language Do You Hear in Your Dreams? ~ Aisling Preview for Fantasy Gacha Carnival

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Blogging can be a long and time-consuming process.

Not every time, of course; sometimes we’re just lucky and a concept crystallizes quickly; sometimes a picture lines up just right on the first try and our computer cooperates long enough to process the shadows we like, the colours we want, within moments of bumping ourselves up to ultra graphics and the realm of maximum avatar and object detail. Not always, but when it happens it’s nice.

At one point or another, though, I find myself becoming thoughtful; wondering why things are the way they are, both in my styling and sometimes on a much broader scale. This almost always happens at one of the ‘fine tuning’ stages of blogging – either editing prims or camming around my avatar to get that minute change of angle that’s the difference between a great shot and one I’m going to want to take again. Usually, though, it’s when I’m in Photoshop adjusting my picture, layer by layer, a few pixels at a time because really, really, I just love what I’m doing that much. And I’m grateful to be able to do it.

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Sometimes It Isn’t About The Clothes ~ A We <3 Role-Play Sneak Peek (Skin Alert!)

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It all started with a tub.

November We Heart Sneak Peek 1 CropIn getting ready for the November round of We <3 Role-Play (We <3 RP), this was the very first item brought to my attention and I have to say, I’m glad it was the first. This bath tub from Noble Creations ( [NC] ) is just stunning in regular SL windlight (check the raw shot below) and I knew immediately that I had to use it in some way. Somehow. There’s a definite old world vibe here, only enhanced by the sexy Spartan helm, with red or black plume, and pauldrons also available this round from the same awesome creator.

The trick, as always, was capturing this feeling of opulence with just a hint of danger. I asked my man Lucky for a favour. Ahem.

After this point, the post isn’t completely safe for work. Bookmark for later if you’ve gotta. Heck, IM me for a style card or just to say “hey” and I’ll give you all the details! After this point, there’s a bit of skin but nothing graphic; just your good buddy Portia looking out for you in a potentially-G-rated setting. <3

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Are you Ready for Halloween? Five costume ideas you might want to consider (Part One)

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In this short (and very quick) series of posts, I am excited to show you some of my favourite Halloween costume ideas that may be a little bit different from the creepy, kooky, sexy, and scary costumes we’ve all come to know and love. Many of these outfits are mix and match, which I love to do, and all of them were assembled with a collection of old and new gear.

Don’t know what to wear for Halloween, 2015?

Read on! You might already have everything you need in your inventory!

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We all have ghosts

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Have you ever felt like there’s something or someone there? Whether it be lying in bed at night or something you catch out of the corner of your eye, only to turn and see nothing there. I feel it sometimes, although in honesty I am not much of a believer in ghosts and things like that. I do have times though where something lingers over me, like a ghost metaphorically. I used to try and ignore it. That never seemed to work for me though, it took a long time for me to let go and leave certain things in the past. Dwelling on them just made things worse. So while I may no believe in actual ghosts around this time of year, I do know we all have our own “ghosts” whatever type they may be.

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