Stories, Role Play, and Styling

With every new round of We❤ Role Play, I find myself inspired. It doesn’t matter what my week looked like beforehand, how tired or frazzled or mentally drained Real Life has left me; when I see those first previews rolling in on The Blogging Elf and the We❤ Role Play website, I start to get very, very excited.

It isn’t that I don’t feel this way about modern releases because, really, I do. Sometimes the inspiration comes from something I’ve had in my inventory for years and all it takes is me remembering that it’s a thing I’ve always loved. Sometimes it’s a pair of earrings or a new hairstyle (I have a lot of these) but I will say that, without question, role play styling is my absolute favourite.

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“But Portia,” you might say, furrowing your brow in confusion, “‘role play’ is such a broad term. Modern RP is a thing many people enjoy!” Which is true, of course, and here is where I’m going to share something that I’ve come to understand over many years of reading, writing, and storytelling: Continue reading

Writer’s Blog-err.. Writer’s Block Challenge!

We have ALL been here. Some of us more recently, some less so. Some more frequently, some only INfrequently.  Writer’s blog .. blog .. BLOCK (I keep typing ‘blog,’ wth) is a very real issue, even if you don’t write much to accompany your pictures, you may still find the thought of posting in your blog uninspiring.

My last post was February 25th. It’s May 19th. I think it’s fair to say that there’s a problem here.

So what do we do when life is busy, stressful, and generally not conducive to thoughtful introspection?

We find a new challenge, of course!

So here it is: My challenge to YOU, oh bloggers of SL, is to write a single blog post. I’m going to help you get through this in less than ten steps. Observe! Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Thursday?!

HG: Thursday! It can’t be! It’s too gruesome!

PV: What’s so gruesome about Thursday?

HG: Nothing, except I can never remember when it’s coming up.

AAAHHHH!!!  Thursday already and nearly a week into Cinema! Can you believe it?! I had plans, so many plans, so many outfits lined up and ready to go but life just kind of takes over sometimes and it’s all we can do to keep up. But boy, I have a treat for you now – cross my heart and kiss my elbow!

So yes, I can never decide of Breakfast at Tiffany’s is my favourite movie of all time but when I have the “mean reds” there’s nothing else for me to do but pop this DVD on, close my eyes, and just listen to Audrey Hepburn’s voice for a couple of hours. I could do it right now except it’s Thursday (!!) and I have other things to do this afternoon, blah! Continue reading

Coming Soon to a Cinema Near You!

Hiiiii everyone!

You may not be able to see me inside the GINORMOUS cinema but if you look verrrrry closely there’s a little yellow and blue person standing by the counter. Squint .. squint .. see me? HI!

You’re probably already aware that the Hottie Cooterati Experience event begins (OMG) LATER ON TODAY but if you haven’t bought your tickets yet, I’m going to tempt you with a couple of fun things I’ve found so far and probably rave way too much about an event which is very close to my heart.

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Long time, no see!

Is it getting old to hear that I’ve been busy?

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Someone told me that it takes a week to recover for every month of continued stress, haha, but for me it’s been more like two weeks per. After two months of caring for my grandmother around the clock, I’ve needed this month to catch up on sleep and find some sense of balance. She’s in hospice now and relatively comfortable, so between visits to her, actual hours of sleep all at once, and some time relaxing at home, I’m glad to be easing back into Second Life.

What have I been up to, you ask? Well, the answer is a LOT! Plenty of custom cakes and bouquets for my SL bro and sis’ business, Perfection Weddings. I’ve been styling brides and friends, styling myself for the Chop Zuey Girl contest (more about this in a minute), and dating the most INCREDIBLE man. *Swoon* More than a month and we’re going strong!

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CHIC² ~ It’s Time to Party!

Party hat: check! Amazing shoes: double check! Low-lag gear: omg, super-mega check!

CHIC² is starting NOW!!!

I’ve been holding onto this picture -all day- because I’m quite proud of the way it turned out. The furniture (gorgeous!) is from POST and requires 34 prims for the full set, including the wonderful accessories shown below. “What could be better,” you ask? Well, how about this incredible Haarlem Deco set with SIX colour options?

The dress .. Bilo. Beautiful! It’s mesh and wonderfully textured – perfect for a night out or a steamy night in, wouldn’t you say? I’m also wearing Pekka lipstick (again, lol, because it’s AMAZING) for the sort of glamorous pout one wants when one is in a chic, smoky Haarlem lounge.

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Steve Rogers: RSVP

Dear Steve,

I know it’s been a while since my last letter but I just wanted to say great job with that alien invasion; it looked pretty rough for a while but I knew you and the rest of the Avengers would pull through with another win for us. Busy month, right?

I hope this letter finds you well and (more or less) enjoying a bit of a breather before it’s time to save the world again.

Reply when you can,

~ Portia

P.S – Don’t listen to those rumours about me dating one of those Lantern Corps guys. You and I both know you’re the only hero for me. xoxo

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