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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Follow Me….

Good morning, everyone!

I hope everyone’s weekend is going well! Mine has been a bit nuts, but that’s not exactly news anymore, is it? I’ve snuck online in the ‘wea smalls’ to take these pictures, though, because I’ve had this idea for a post rattling around in my brain for about a week and it’s time to get it out, already!

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This is becoming a thing I love to do more and more with fashion, due in large part to my love of fantasy and science fiction but also because I just love the look of mixing couture pieces with my role play gear. It’s what I love most about Second Life, really; we can do almost anything we want here, right? So why not play around with the things we love and challenge the concept that there is some bizarre line between ‘fantasy’ and ‘reality’ here. Second Life is a virtual world which, to me, means that it’s all fantasy!

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October Rain: A Co-Blog Experience <3

Hey everyone!

What a crazy month, right? It’s been “GOGOGO!!” over here and we’re just hitting the halfway mark for October. Life’s been great, though, and I am so pleased to be able to share my first co-written post with my man, my baby; my sometimes-too-wonderful-for-words Lucky! :D

Since we’re still new to this whole interviewing-one-another deal, the questions might not be 100% perfect but the love, and the banter, is real. Lucky and I have always enjoyed shopping and styling together and if you take a look around Mask and Mien, you’ll see that he’s really started to get into blogging as well. And I couldn’t be prouder. <3

So what we’ve done here has been great fun already. We’ve styled together and each taken our own pictures. We’ve written questions for one another and then answered the questions put to us. Style credits, as always, are at the bottom so let’s get to it, yeah?

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Portia: How excited are you to be doing this post right now?

Lucky: I’m very excited to finally be doing a post together. I had intended to do something like this sooner but finding the time to actually do it was tricky. Originally I was going to bug you about doing it for the October TMD post but things came up and made that not a very easy option. I knew we would get around to it eventually. Even doing this one wasn’t planned. It just started from a jacket. Funny how things work out sometimes. Continue reading

Love, Light, and Godspeed!

Happy Birthday Chop Zuey!

This is the first and most important thing I want to say this morning and I still can’t quite believe that Chop Zuey Couture Jewllery is SIX years old this weekend! SIX! 

Let’s just sit back and think about that for a minute, yeah?

Six years as a designer, a brand, and a truly dedicated content creator in Second Life and after nearly twenty-two HUNDRED days on the grid, Belle Roussel’s jewellery continues to inspire as she, herself, is inspired. If I sound like a bit of a fangirl, it’s because I am. Belle was one of the first people I encountered in SL that showed an interest in my work as a stylist and for that, I am so grateful. Humbled. Still kind of amazed, haha. <3

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Don’t Fear the Reaper ~ October We <3 RP Preview Post

Oh wow, so when did it start being October?! Is anyone else having this feeling of days just ‘whoosh’ing past like so many autumn leaves rustling across the sidewalk? If so, you’ll be happy to realize that you are that much closer to the newest cycle of  We <3 Role-Play (We <3 RP). Yes, October ‘We <3’ opens TOMORROW afternoon and I am so so SO excited to be sending my first official preview post to you tonight. Yes, tonight! Huzzah!

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