Waiting For Miss P. (A Co-Blog!)

Primpin Ain't Easy

I’m wondering how long I’ll be waiting for her to finish getting dressed this time. (I’ve lost count of the times we’ve done this.) One of the things I’m jealous of is the amount of clothes that women get in SL compared to what the men get. It’s really a pain when you’ve got an idea for something but there just is no real way to accomplish it given the options available. Then I watch Portia spend all kinds of time trying to figure out what to wear. Safe to say I’m a bit more glad to have fewer options then. Continue reading

Bring on 2016.


There’s always change in every year for everyone. Whether it be big or small it is inevitable. This year proved to be a year of big changes for me personally both in and out of Second Life. I’ve never been a huge fan of change as I tend to be the type of person who gets set in their ways and just kind of goes with the flow. It’s served me well for a while but this year kind of opened my eyes to the benefit of not doing that.

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Merry Christmas!


To our friends and followers, this time of year brings to mind those things in life that are most important. It reminds us to focus on all of the good things around us. Wishing warm greetings for you and your family during this holiday.

Merry Christmas from our family to yours.

We all have ghosts

We all have ghosts 1

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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It’s an Oddity you say…


Halloween is nearly upon us! Two weeks from tomorrow is officially trick or treat time in my neck of the woods. Granted I’m far too old to be doing it now myself, though I do feel nostalgic about it when I see the kids going around. I’m sure my SL children will get all dressed up and we’ll go around having fun here. We still have to finish decorating the land for this time of year.

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Introducing Portia’s Other Half…And Slink Male Physique!


I suppose I should start this post off by introducing myself. My name is Lucky and I’m really excited to be joining Mask and Mien. I used to blog, once upon a time, never very seriously though. I stopped for a couple of years due to time and all that good stuff. Things changed not long ago and as I’ve spent more time with Portia, I have to say that bug is hitting me hard again. I’m not one for talking about myself so let’s get to the good stuff!

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Life in Colour

Wow, so it’s almost March and I am thoroughly SICK of winter. Snow is nice, holidays are great, and I love getting bundled up and snuggly as the next girl but gosh, I’m ready to look outside my window and see something that isn’t white, brown, or grey.

I think you know what I mean.

Colour L 600 ( Flickr, whee! )

So let’s talk about colour today, my lovelies!

If you’ve glanced through my blog before today I’m sure you’ve noticed that I love neutral colours. If something comes in white, or beige, or taupe, I probably own it. I have a fondness for green, blue, and yellow, of course, but these are all fairly natural colours and for spring, especially Spring 2013, there is a HUGE movement toward bold, vibrant colours. I hope I speak for everyone when I say “HOORAY!”

This outfit actually started out quite differently from what you see now. I love the new coldLogic sweater/dress combinations SO much that I knew I needed to showcase at least one of them and, for me, the the ‘Norton’ set was especially exciting. Since I wanted the dress texture as well as the shape of the sweater to pop I grabbed the set in coral, not even considering the style challenges this combination presents for an avatar with my build and colouring.

The coral sweater looks great on its own (and you can wear it separately from the dress if you want!) but I find that with the lovely turquoise dress beneath, this combination deserves some extra attention. Sure, you can wear it with black or white shoes; maybe add a purse and sunglasses; maybe wear an updo and some cool earrings, but I wanted to do more.

You know how I feel about gloves :D. Initially, I was wearing fuschia gloves from Emery and Gos’ Mae platforms in plum. I think I had purple lipstick at the time, or maybe it was a turquoise spray mask over the eyes (or both) but as I was rummaging through my inventory for jewelry I realized that there was just too much going on. I needed to streamline and keep the attention on the sweater and the dress, not my billions of accessories and tattoo layer addiction.

So I traded the spray eyeshadow for simple blue under eye shadow from cheLLe and punched things up with Pekka‘s bright orange Flora lipstick. I selected a long LeLutka hairstyle to cover the ears and create a sense of softness for what could easily be a very abrasive colour palette. I decided to try RED shoes and gloves and, holy wow, it worked! Jewelry was easy this time – I grabbed my texture change broche set from Admiral Spicy and found the faceted turquoise stone to tie everything together. I also reinforced this by wearing IKON‘s new Lucid eyes in glass; if you look closely, you can see green, blue, and even a bit of brown inside them.

Colour C 600 ( Seriously, check these eyes in fullscreen. Lovely. )

So this is my affirmation of life in colour. This is my conscious decision to be bold and take risks; to try things that may not always work out for me and learn from my failures as much as my successes.

Be bold, my dears. I look forward to sharing something new with you again very, very soon.

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Lucid Eyes – Glass
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 04 Audrey
cheLLe – (eyeshadow) Dreamy (Under Eye 2)
cheLLe – (eyeliner) Eyeliner Basics (Top)
.Pekka. FLORA Lipstick Colors (2)

[LeLutka]-OOPS hair – Marilyn

coldLogic combo – norton.coral
[Gos] Mae Platform – Red –

Emery – Gloves #Red
!Admiral Spicy! Broche Ring
!Admiral Spicy! Brocke Necklace

Pose: Miamai
Set: Atelier Ylannys (Secret garden in the Enchanted Unicorn Castle)