BIG is Beautiful!

November 15, 2009

BIG is Beautiful

Dear skinny, obese, thin, fat, small, tall, medium unidentified-reading-objects, please listen to this song and read this post…

Weeks ago as I was eating my breakfast (one diet cup of tea, one diet orange, one diet-nature-yogurt and one diet-mini-bowl of diet-organic-cereals with some drops of low-fat organic soya milk… yes my life is very exciting) and reading some news, some lines caught my attention: “Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t like fat women”.

Was I fooled by my eyes still paralysed by my last Botox injection? I’m afraid my vision was perfect. And here is a short summary of what I read : According to Karl (interviewed by the german magazine Focus), “nobody wants to see plump girls in fashion (…) There are fat old maids sitting in front of the television with their crisps’ pack saying that thin models are hideous. (…) The world of Haute Couture is a world of dream and illusion and must remain like this.”

Wow! I had a terrible headache trying to understand what the f*** had happened to Karl! Read the rest of this entry »


Bye Bye Bettie !…

January 3, 2009


Dear posh readers,

It was impossible for me to start a new year without mentioning an icon who died at the end of last december. I was surprised not to read any post about her in the past few weeks… Well as usual I’m a liar : I’ve read maybe two or three mentions of this huge personality in Ingenue’s blog for instance.


Anyway, as a fashionista, a bit trashy, loving fifties graphics, contemporary art, vintage, New York 70’s, underground theater, I want to pay a tribute to the amazing Bettie Page died on the eleventh of december now 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

I’ve recently read many interesting articles on how to become a good model in SL™ and, despite they’re all highlighting some important details of this job, I believe all of them miss some crucial points. 

The *Posh Pride* team is proud to fill up this shameful hole in the metaverse information, listing here all you really need to be a successful model in SL™.

1) be sure to have a background in the stripping entertainment industry

2) don’t bother about your sense of fashion and your look: pay a stilyst for a full makeover and let her/him decide your own style before your first casting

3) if you can’t afford it, go and buy a Minnu skin, buy a KMADD shape, read the fashion feed and pick up a couple of outfits everyone is blogging about – don’t even dare thinking about having a look around for unusual shops, that’s for loosers

4) you’d better be engaged with someone who is already a famous model, a famous designer, a famous-whatever in the fashion industry

5) run your own business: design clothes, furniture… or, at least, shapes! Come on, everybody can make shapes. 

6) if you really can’t do anything at all, you must be hired by a famous designer and work for him/her as a store manager or a marketing director. You can start as an instore model, maybe, but remember that cleaning the windows doesn’t count

7) a designer must admire you enough to name clothes after you

8 ) you must be a fashion blogger, a journalist, or, better, own and run your own magazine: you’ll be hired hoping to get some free publicity in exchange and you’ll likely be the last minute selected contestant in any pageant

9) always say you’re “too busy” (and consider wearing a tag that says you’re afk): photoshootings, tons of photoshootings, hours and hours of fitting before a show, and, of course, as any respectable Upper East Side Lions Club member, charity events

10) have Frolic Mills in your friend list: don’t ask for details, just smile and friend him

11) pay random visits to and leave nasty messages claiming “Tenshi, this is your usual personal vendetta!” (again, don’t ask for details, just do it)

12) forget about “sense of humour” – this overestimated feature – and get angry after reading this post. 

Dear we don’t know exactly who,

Around ten days ago, we, your cherished fashionable mummies, attended the first EFA fusion show…SL is still SL, fashion shows are fashion shows, and designers (even great) are often the same, nothing to add about that : for trendy people attending a show is like drinking your daily cup of tea (a good earl grey from Mariages Frères if possible).

Anyway, the Posh Pride team was scandalized to note some people tried to take the lion’s share to attract attention in the crawling audience. We don’t speak about the brave models killed by lag (thanks to them we won several bets : who could have doubt indeed the gorgeous Anessa Stine would not have enough nerves to eventually reach the front of the catwalk ? tsk…). No : we speak of some sl avatars trying to shine with improbable look.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is hard to confess, but SL fashion shows are too often the places of good taste’s undermining and irresponsible rags’ showcase.

In this first posh post, you’ll learn there are things to wear and others not to even think of to attend a fashion show. Open your eyes if your brain just like ours is not well functioning.

Vyktor Maertens for *Posh Pride


I truly believe there are things that should be kept hidden, closed in a drawer, covered by old blankets in a cellar. Be it blinging freebies or Kylie Minogue’s H&M collection… or parts of the body, as well. Even during those sweet and hot slex sessions with your “hunny”, a glamorous pair of fashionable panties is much better than showing your partner (and probably your neighbours – we all know SL is a stalker paradise) your cute butt. And if your butt is not that cute, little, young and model one, a nunnery is the place for you – not a fashion show audience.

Despite my strong belief, not everybody agree with me and the EFA First Fusion has been the right time to discover it. After bumping me, a girl stood in front of me in a cowboy themed outfit, with her butt clearly visible through her pants. Of course, a tip toe pose and some bling here and there were part of the package.

The cowboy style is an “evergreen”, but you must be careful because the border between “classic”, “cliché” and “just plain bad taste” is very thin: if it’s not a Valentino’s, you’d better give up and wear something else. This girl could have looked eccentric or at least decent, but thanks to all these wrong choices, she just looked trashy and off topic.

How could you turn your not-so-brilliant idea of a cowgirl style into a good outfit not to be ashamed of? Take off your pants and move them to the trash folder of your inventory: the first rule for the *Posh Pride* team is “be drastic”. It’s worthy, trust me.

Choose a pair of jeans that highlight your skinny figure without screaming to the world “hey, I’m here, I’m hot and I’m waiting for you”. Add a pair of fancy boots: no bling, no frills, just smooth leather in a moss shade of green. Add the sexy touch of an embroidered corset and the unexpected belted skirt in a plaid texture, in green as well. Wear also matching gloves because you know cowgirls can get easily dirty, and the classic cowboy hat – the only thingthat might be kept from the original mix. Complete the look with a SL classic: not a Valentino’s, okay, but a Kyoot Army’s collar who will add the lace touch that will whisper your sensuality in every available ear.

Hat: Bout Du Monde in brown by (PixelDools)

Hair: Sury in black by [Aden]

Collar: Wilted Wednesday by Kyoot Army

Corset: The Marquise Corset by Casa Del Shai

Gloves: Coal Riding Gloves by Savvy?

Skirt: Check Charm waistcloth in khaki by (Creamshop)

Pants: Dark distressed tweed pant trousers (underpants layer) and Silver metallic embellishments (pants layer) by G.L.A.M.

Boots: Bloom in green by Maitreya

Cayce Newell for *Posh Pride*


I was trying to focus on the show while our friend Cayden was gossiping, when something just disturbed my lateral field of view… something like a sparkling pink lightning…I immediately turned my gracious face towards this light which was maybe the colored flash of an eccentric journalist’s camera, but what I saw violently froze the blood in my veins and the fake smile on my lips. This was far to be « La vie en rose » !

A weird thing (which I recognised to be a woman) standing on two legs ended by two unthinkable platform shoes was simply attending the show in a sort of huge pink tutu « enhanced » with a non-less pink tight T-shirt… I won’t talk about her ugly blonde haircut, neither about the pills Cayce had to give me so that I recover my mind. I would just say even a newbie would have avoided to disguise herself as a faded ballerina to attend a fashion show. But I’m already too nice, because this lost girl was not even thinking she was disguised : her self-satisfied expression was perfectly showing she was convinced of being in the trend. What an ignorance !

Dear readers, let me tell you something : never hesitate to be the center of attention in an event, and be sure pink is a trendy colour. But you’ll NEVER be forgiven to blunder like this.

First of all, just threw your old ballerina dress in the toilets, especially if it’s a mediocre pink relic of the eighties. You’re just allowed to keep one standard ballet skirt (white, black or cream of course) and to use it for your classical dance’s classes only.Secondly, because Fashion can create beauty even from bad taste, let’s imagine what would be a truly fashionable pink tutu outfit. Start with a long tutu in pink fluo (easy to find if you’re a real sl fashion addict), add some wild texture to bring out a rock’n roll touch to the classical tutu : black leather pants and jacket will be perfect. Then dare wear a pink sequined top to emphasize the pop rock attitude which appears, and end with some stunning accessories like dark jewels, asymetrical gloves, an astonishing skin, almost unwearable flashy boots, and of course punk hair.You’re now ready to shine in a fashion show, in your eventually not so oldfashioned pink tutu …

Hair : Lil Diva in black by Cake

Skin : Dark Skin – Tribal 3 by Minnu (no longer released)

Eyes : Natural Eyes in lilac by Dolce Blackfleg (you can find them in PixelDolls)

Eye Lashes :Thora Lashes by Minnu

Top : Loana Sequined Bodice and Skirtbase in orchid by Last Call

Jacket : Decadence Jacket in black by :::BareRose :::

Tutu : Pizzo3 in pink by Bianca Foulon

Pants : X3D Couture black leather studded heart pocket pants by Digit Darkes

Boots : Pim’s Boots fuscia by Bianca Foulon

Earrings : Fleur Black Pearl Earrings by Paper Couture

Necklace : River Stone Necklace by Paper Couture

Gloves : MAX by Cachet ( from Max outfit)

(If you’re the girl concerned by bad taste and if you read these words, sorry but you should have thought twice before going out this day.)

Vyktor Maertens for *Posh Pride*