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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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.

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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.

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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)




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I think every man and woman breathing has a Dream Person, some face fixed in their mind representing an ideal of beauty and inner Grace, a body they know and one day hope to possess for their own. This is what you need to understand when women rhapsodise over shoes they’ve found. This is what you need to understand about my deep and abiding passion for the new Gos Boutique line; yes, I have a Dream Person of my own but I also have a Dream Shoe and this, my dears, is It.

I adore the new Grace sandals so much that, perhaps for the first time in recent memory, I have put a picture before my intro text so I can stare at the pretty shoes as I write. I’m doing it now. Just LOOK at them and believe me when I say that I have never, never, in all of my Second Life worn a shoe that fit as perfectly and configured as effortlessly to my desire as these.

The Gos ‘One Time’ HUD is a revelation; it connects to an online database that SAVES your customized preset for any shoes you will wear in the future. It’s something he has worked on for months. And months. The shoes are mesh, of course, with feet built into them as close to RL perfection as he could make them. As these shoes are HUD-driven, you’re able to configure everything from your skin preset to your shoe colour to any one of 59 (yes, that’s FIFTY NINE) nail colour options.

So why in the world are you still here? Get your pretty selves over to Gos right now! Join the Gos Boutique group in-world for future updates and a shiny member discount. Visit the gorgeous Gos Boutique blog. Find your Dream Shoe!

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~ Portia ~

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

[LeLutka]-APHRODITE hair – Marilyn

[Gos] Grace Sandal – Elegance Collection – Gold
Maitreya Mignon Evening * Gold
[Intimizzio] Chiara di Luna – White w/Gold

Donna Flora ~ ADELE Set
Chop Zuey ~ Shirobana Ring

Poses: !bang, WetCat
Set: ~Bazar~ Touch Skyhome

The Femme Fatale

If your quiz results were mostly B’s, and I think you know this already, you’re definitely a Femme Fatale.

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Mostly B’s – The Femme Fatale

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘sex on heels?’ Well, that’s you. You’re gorgeous, of course, but that’s not the first thing people notice about you. Most of the time, you look as though 1) you just tumbled out of bed (in a sexy way), or 2) you can shrug one shoulder, remove a hairpin, and be ready for a wild night IN.

You like slinky clothes and mile-high heels. If your clothes are hiding anything at all, odds are it’s a wicked surprise.

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~ Fatale ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*

IKON Eternal Eyes – Ice
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
-Belleza- Lace Mask 5 Black
.Pekka. DESDEMONA Lipstick (3)
Cheap Makeup ~ Miss Priss Lipgloss 1 (clear)

>TRUTH< Portia w/Roots – seasand

!!Beauty[S]hop!! black sexy dress
[Gos] Equestrian Boot – Black –

(Dahlinks) Pearl Studs – Black
*BOOM* Dame Elbow Gloves (black velvet)
Maxi Gossamer ~ Pearl Necklaces – BLACK

Prop & Poses: Diesel Works