Promises

Life is funny, isn’t it?

Lucky and I weren’t always an item. Heck, you can even see posts on this blog where I introduce him as my brother because, for the longest time, we were brother and sister in Second Life. Not in the creepy Game of Thrones way (*cough*don’twakethedragon*cough*) but we were closer than friends. We took care of one another, supported one another, and during those times where our lives took us in completely different directions, there was always the security that came with knowing that there was someone, somewhere that accepted and cared for you no matter what. We could always come back.

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If Animals Could Speak – What Would They Tell Us?

CZ The Lion Speaks

I wish I knew.

CZ The Lion Speaks

It’s rare that I post as simple a headshot as this, rare that I allow myself the time to sit down and focus on ONE thing that matters to me. Most of my stylings are about an outfit being greater than the sum of its parts, of the harmony that we’re able to find in mixing and matching between textures and styles, genres and concepts but there’s always point to them. The point I want to make today is simpler; an emphatic statement with few words rather than the chapters I devote to one style or another.

Life is precious.

I’ve been struggling to find my response to the insanity of these last weeks. I’ve wanted to speak out in some way, not because I need to be heard but because I believe it’s important to deny extremism the gift of my silence. Maybe one blog post isn’t much in the grand scheme of things, and that’s fine, but added to others it becomes more.

Second Life is full of brilliant and talented people devoted to helping one another and together, we have donated thousands upon thousands of dollars to charitable organizations. I’m warmed and astounded every time I see another one of these events on the grid; the willingness of our designers, event-coordinators, and residents to support their global community. To be loving, hopeful, and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.

Credits:

Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae natural/Rose Pale ~ Lara Hurley
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Quicksilver ~ Ikon Innovia
Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara ~ Onyx LeShelle
Lashes: .: Mai Bilavio :. World Tour StripLash in Morocco ~ Mai Bilavio
Makeup 1: (NO) Cosmetics – Cat eye ~ Nylon Pinkney ~ NEW @ Collabor88 (Dec. 2015)
Makeup 2: [PF] Lipstick <Light> – Simple (red) ~ Mochi Milena

Hair: [LeLutka]-SALOME hair – Powder ~ Thora Charron

Jewellery: Chop Zuey ~ The Life of a Lion Set ~ Belle Roussel ~ 100% of proceeds donated to the WWF to honour the life of Cecil the Lion

Jewellery 2: Chop Zuey ~ Nose Diamond Gld ~ Belle Roussel ~ Old Group Gift

Pose: *PosESioN* Delicate Set ~ Dahriel

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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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Vetur Fegurð (MVW Iceland Gorgeousness)

It isn’t often that I have absolutely nothing to say about clothes buuut .. just look at this:

MVW Iceland Hagia L 600 ( This gown is even more stunning in high resolution. Check flickr. You won’t be disappointed.)

The gown: Tres Beau.

The jewelry: Chop Zuey.

Everything was custom made for this year’s Miss Virtual World pageant and even though I’m wearing Iceland’s gown and Turkey’s jewelry (my next post will feature Turkey’s gown with Iceland’s jewelry) the effect is just incredible. I used a soft, romantic hairstyle from [e] and IKON’s striking new Eternal Eyes in ‘Wave’ to complete this outfit. I still don’t know what else to say about it.

MVW Iceland Hagia C 600 ( Just .. yeah. Pretty. Sparkly. Flickr link is here. <3 )

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*light *REDGRAVE*
IKON Eternal Eyes – Wave ~ NEW!
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
Eye Candi Skin – Glow – (More about this soon!)
.Pekka. KATHYA Eyes Make Up (baby blue)
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce

[e] Found – Blonde 01

Tres Beau “Miss Zaara” gown ~ MVW Iceland 2013
Tres Beau “Miss Zaara” Gloves

Chop Zuey ~ Hagia Sophia Circlette ~ MVW Turkey 2013
Chop Zuey ~ Hagia Sophia Earrings
Chop Zuey ~ Hagia Sophia Ring

Pose: WetCat
Background: Heart

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

WOOOO!!!

So this post is a little late (what else is new? :D) but I’d like to wish you the very, very best in 2013. I hope your holidays went beautifully and that you spent a wonderful time with friends and family. I hope you gave every gift you wanted to share and received thoughtful gifts in turn. I hope you danced on New Year’s Eve, or at least watched the fireworks.

I hope you’re smiling now. :)

Be happy, honey, because this is going to be a fantastic year. Have hope. Look forward.

NYE - L 600( Bigger pics in flickr; don’t forget! )

How about we look forward to a year of nights out? Fancy parties aren’t just for the holidays and you do NOT have to spend a bunch to look amazing all year ’round. Use what you have (try typing ‘gloves’ in your inventory search bar, please just humour me here) because you bought it for a reason. Find new things to love; maybe it’ll be something like this beautiful (FREE! :O ) strapless mesh party dress from shine. Try using accessories that make a statement (ie. anything from Chop Zuey) and experiment with makeup in an environment where you -won’t- have to dry out your skin with soap and water.

TNY - C 600 ( I would have -never- put this together a year ago. )

We’ve all been thinking about our plans for the new year. Why not resolve to put a little extra TLC into your avatar this month and try something new?

~ Portia ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Eternal Eyes – Pond (Fave. Colour. Ever.)
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
cheLLe – (eyeshadow) Big Night Out (Black)
ROZENA/ Kiss Kiss ~ dolce

[LeLutka]-ATHENA hair – Marilyn

shine by [ZD] NEW YEARS EVE PARTY DRESS ~ FREE until January 31 HERE

Chop Zuey ~ Night Mystery Gld Set
~Blacklace~ Tempest: Black lace Gloves

Pose: Diesel Works

 

A Holiday Quiz: What’s Your Formal Style?

It’s been a long month!

You have wrapped gifts and unwrapped others. You’ve baked, cooked, and eaten more than you wanted to. You shopped to the sound of Christmas carols and braved the colder weather, clutching packages to your chest with a smile on your face. Maybe you had to work today and maybe you’re still on vacation, but either way you have earned a break. Most of the insanity has passed and stretching ahead of you are a few glorious days of celebration without ribbons or bows; paper, plastic, or scotch tape. There will be parties, music, and dancing.

This is a quiz I’ve written, just for fun, to help narrow down the last, ever-important question you’ll be asking yourself in the coming days:

“There’s a party tonight – what the heck am I going to wear?”

So here it is!

Gowns - Holiday Collage

~ What’s Your Formal Style? ~

1) When you’re out, you want to:
A – Have a crazy fun time
B – Turn people to mush
C – Enjoy the venue
D – Shimmer for miles
E – See and be seen
F – Look fantastic
G – Two (or more) of the above

2) Your favourite colours to wear are:
A – Anything that makes a statement
B – Black, black, and black
C – Cream, green, and brown
D – Pink, purple, and white
E – Rich colours in any shade
F – Black, white, and red
G – Anything, so long as it’s appropriate

3) When you wear jewelry, it’s usually:
A – Attention-grabbing
B – Highly suggestive
C – I don’t wear jewelry
D – Sparkly and pretty
E – Ornate
F – Vintage
G – Simple and understated

4) Shoes:
A – The crazier the better
B – Sexy stilettos
C – Do I have to?
D – Shiny and pretty
E – Very detailed, even if no one sees them
F – Elegant, dahling
G – Depends on the outfit

5) Your favourite venues are:
A – Everywhere and anywhere
B – The best places to find men/women
C – Places to explore and listen to music
D – Anywhere with ballroom Dancing
E – Exclusive clubs
F – Burlesque shows
G – Two (or more) of the above

Easy, right?

If most of your answers are A’s, you’ll want to check my entry for The Dramatic Diva. 

Mostly B’s? Have a look at my post about The Femme Fatale.

If you found yourself answering ‘C’ the most, you may be a Nature Girl.

If you said ‘D’ more often than not, you’ll smile to see you’re The Pastel Princess.

Mostly E’s? You may be The Regal Lady.

If most of your answers are the letter ‘F,’ you can call yourself a Silver Screen Starlet.

If you had a hard time narrowing your answers down or said ‘G’ a few times, you may be a Simple Sophisticate.

Note: You’ll see many designers featured in more than one (and possibly every) post. This is partly to make the process easier for me (eight posts in one day is a ton, even if you ARE a superhero), but I also wanted to draw attention to the fact that you don’t NEED to drive yourself crazy shopping for things to wear this holiday season; you might have something you can use in your inventory right now!

I’d also, also like to ask you to pay special attention to the amazing Chop Zuey jewelry in the following posts; I’ve used several pieces from the new Miss Virtual World collection and, get this, other pieces are CZ holiday and group gifts. The other item that helped hugely in this post series is the Diesel Works polywall. Next time you need to take dozens of pictures of different outfits in a short amount of time, remember this amazing high-quality photography tool. :D

The Dramatic Diva

This isn’t a surprise to you, but if you answered mostly A’s in the above quiz, there’s a strong chance you’re a Dramatic Diva.

Gown - Diva C 600 ( I’m in LOVE with this picture. Check it at its full size here. )

Mostly A’s – The Daring Diva

You are the life of the party. Nothing makes you happier than to be in the middle of a crowd, doing your thing, and having a marvelous time. You’re probably a little wild (or maybe you just want to be), a little bit loud, and whether or not everyone loves your wacky antics, no one has ever accused you of being boring.

Fashion is just another form of artistic expression for you. You love bright, bold colours and none of your outfits are complete without some kind of rocking accessory.

Gown - Diva L 600

~ Daring in Red ~

Fairy Skin -Avie- /*natural *REDGRAVE*
IKON Eternal Eyes – Verdigris
Miamai_Catwalk Lashes_Evergreen 01 Femme
.Pekka. FLORA Lipstick Naturals (1)
.Pekka. Eyeliner w/ Red Eyeshadow

[LeLutka]-SALOME hair – Marilyn

:: PM :: Cao Gown in Red
HOC Industries – Platform Pump

Chop Zuey ~ Out Damned Spot! Rd Set ~ Holiday gift, omg! GO GET IT!
Chop Zuey ~ Shirobana Ring
v3 Tattoo – Outlaw (womens) DARK 2

Prop & Poses: Diesel Works