Before I say anything else tonight, I really want to thank everyone who read my last post ‘Just Breathe …. Discussing Bloggers, Designers, and Sponsorship‘ a few days ago; whether you liked the post or even took a moment to sit back and read it, your support has meant so much to me during a time when I was questioning a great deal about myself and my motivations for being here. In particular, though, I want to extend a special thanks to Harper Ganesvoort, Ever Amarinthine, Amity Sorbet, Kat Feldragonne, Lucky Spiritor, Colleen Criss, and Monica Querrien for taking the time to leave such heartfelt and insightful comments after the post (and I’m going to finish responding to all of them as soon as this post is out. <3). On facebook, too, I felt the love from three of my favourite women breathing: Ponchituti Boucher, Occasus Jayaram, and Jourdy Moretti. Thank you, all of you. Just .. thank you. If there’s ever a thing I can do for any of you, and I do mean ever, I hope you’ll just say the word.
Maybe it’s no surprise by now that I am excited, even energized, to jump into the first posts of the month with especial enthusiasm and I think most of us can understand how much easier it is to start new projects when our energy is running high. I’m feeling great and I hope you are as well, just as I hope you’re enjoying (or plan to enjoy) your time out in the summer sunshine! For me, well, I’m an indoors kinda gal; maybe that’s why I enjoy bringing nature into my photographs as much as I do. Pictures like the one above practically take themselves these days, but I love it.
There are a few things to note in particular about this shot and to keep things simple I’m going to run through them in an orderly fashion so no one gets too confused….
- The July round of We ❤ RP opens TOMORROW, July 5th, at 1pm SLT! Yes, I know it usually opens on the 4th of every month at that time but hey, it’s nice to see everyone getting a grace period for the 4th of July weekend – especially after the insanity of the SL13 birthday gifts some of us (*cough*) are still unpacking. Err. Ahem.
The shopping guide for We ❤ is looking incredible, as always, and I’ve plucked a few pieces in particular from the ether to show you tonight. It’s all good, but these .. these wanted to be an outfit together first! They told me so. I was SO very pleased to see that the newest releases from Wicca’s Wardrobe and Lassitude & Ennui have fitted mesh to work with my Matireya mesh body now which makes this entire outfit (Top – Azuchi, Sleeves/Skirt – Wicca’s, Applier Leggings/Mesh Boots – Lassitude & Ennui) totally Maitreya-Compatible! :O And of course it’s all gorgeous with each piece available in a slew of different colours that are going to work for you and/or the fashion-savvy fantasy gal in your life. 😀 Most of the jewellery in this picture, too, comes from (Yummy)’s newest offering at We ❤ RP and, as one of my blogging confederates mentioned a while back, “everything she (Polyester Partridge) does is f****ing magic!”
Speak on, Sister. Speak on.
- The Gacha Guardians Event is still going strong and Lucky and I had an amazing time going through each and every store on the roster for July. Yes, we probably went a little crazy, as we do, but it was worth it! The ‘RP Element’ was really fun this time, as every click on a portal or glowing runestone whispered a beautifully-written paragraph in my window and there were times that I was genuinely excited to see where each activated portal was going to take me next! I’m also going to say that I’ve really missed the experience of visiting mainstores in my SL shopping life; with shopping events being what they are and SL’s Marketplace being so gorram handy, I don’t always get out to see what some of my favourite creators are making on the regular. This is a thing I need to do more often; events like the Gacha Guardians are a good reminder.
Of course it wouldn’t be much of a Portia Post if I wasn’t using at least a few gacha goodies, now would it? I loved the look of the Guardians jewellery from Backbone this round (Thunder ring and necklace shown, though I think I have just about all of them by now >.>) and, man, I didn’t know how I was going to use my beautiful little Bonsai Dryad from Hextraordinary in a blog post but .. she’s kind of cute as a familiar, isn’t she?
- The Crossroads is a new event this month and .. WOW. Just wow. Lucky and I are going to write a fully-comprehensive review soon so I’m not going to spoil anything in this post. If you haven’t gone yet, though. Go. Go now! It’s such a breath of fresh air! Something to bring a massive chunk of SL’s fashion community together, whether we’re role players, models, vintage throwbacks, adorable Annies, or just folk looking for fantastic things. I bought THREE new hairstyles at the event (THREE! :D) and that never, ever happens. I can’t wait to show all of them to you!
The first one, though, and easiest of all because of the way it lets my pointy little elfy ears peek out through it is the new Jessie hair from Entwined. The blonde shades are just incredible and, if you’ve ever been or known a Second Life blonde, you know how rare that is. Lovelovelove it!
- This picture was snapped at the brand-spanking-new Chronicles of Lynnea sim. As of the moment I’ve spent more time poring over skills and stat lists on the main website than I have actually on-sim but from what I can see, it’s going to be something really special. If you’re any kind of role player or someone who’s interested in seeing what the experience has to offer, I can’t encourage you enough to drop by and have a look at this place. It’s D&D-based, which may please some of my fellow nerdies out there; definitely look for my bonkers character concept here and there in the very near future. Excelsior!
~ Credits ~
Skin Appliers: Lara Hurley-Christy Rose Pale *Catwa Appliers* ~ Lara Hurley
Head: CATWA HEAD Annie 4.9 ~ Catwa Clip
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes – Quicksilver ~ Ikon Innovia
Mesh Ears: [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5 ~ Yokonosuke Eel
Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 ~ Onyx LeShelle
Mesh Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant1 ~ Siddean Munro
Makeup Applier 1: [[Ascend]] Catwa Face Paint – theKrios
Makeup Applier 2: alaskametro<3 “Smokeshow” eyeshadow ~ Alaska Metropolitan
Nail Appliers: La Boheme – [LB French Soft] OMNI Set – Slink Omega Maitreya ~ Santana Lumiere
Top: [Azuchi] Kitana Top Brown **Maitreya Exclusive** ~ Sands Leavitt ~ NEW @ We ❤ RP (July 5th – 31st)
Sleeves: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Nimue Arms Maitreya ~ Wicca Merlin ~ NEW @ We ❤ RP (July 5th – 31st)
Pants Appliers: l&e Handstitched leather leggings Maitreya ~ Jackal Ennui
Skirt: Wicca’s Wardrobe – Nimue Skirt Maitreya ~ NEW @ We ❤ RP (July 5th – 31st)
Boots: lassitude & ennui Bernadotte boots Maitrteya Lara -brown ~ NEW @ We ❤ RP (July 5th – 31st)
Rings 1: (Yummy) 4 Elements Rings – All Colors ~ Polyester Partridge ~ NEW @ We ❤ RP (July 5th – 31st)
Ring 2: BackBone Guardian of Thunder Ring ~ Ruvio Cortes ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ The Gacha Guardians (July 2016)
Necklace 1: (Yummy) Alchemy Charms Necklace – Silver ~ Polyester Partridge ~ NEW @ We ❤ RP (July 5th – 31st)
Necklace 2: (Yummy) Runic Pendant – Silver ~ Polyester Partridge ~ NEW @ We ❤ RP (July 5th – 31st)
Necklace 3: BackBone Guardian of Thunder Necklace ~ Ruvio Cortes ~ Gacha Item ~ NEW @ The Gacha Guardians (July 2016)
Headband: =Zenith=Hippie Leather Headband ~ Miffyhoi Rosca
Pose: *PosESioN* – Victoria 1 ~ Dahriel