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 »

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Purple sparkle

April 1, 2008

Purple sparkle

I hate April Fools’ Day. After reading this my mind has been running and running, thinking about how Coca-Cola could join Pepsi and Microsoft join Apple to stay all together under the same happy flag, and I was ready to make an important announcement:

Cayce and Vyktor are glad to announce that from now on we’re going to model, write and teach under the alt Posh Armidi. We will be able to express our own individuality and unique style within the style boundaries set by Armidi. We promise we’ll behave, water Juju’s flowers twice a day and feed Wilma’s babies while she’s designing. We’re already forgetting about our old identities and we’ll soon move in a place between Paris and Milan (probably Lausanne, Switzerland), where we’ll share a cozy apartment with one name only on the door and from which we’ll make runway shows with four hands on the keyboard. At our request, for contractual reasons, this post can’t be linked from the Armidi blog and the Armidi people can’t make any statement on this partnership.  

 

Then I soon found out it was just an April Fools’ joke. And I realized it was much better to go back to work, be serious and think of fashion… until it all comes true. 

I’ve been seriously doubtful about posting this outfit, since these days the colour I enjoy the most is grey and this mix seems “way too much”. But when I touch the unwearability I feel I’ve finally understood the name and title of this blog. This outfit is for the working city girl who can dare pop up in her office with a cup of coffee in her hand and showing a colourful purple mix, heedless of the danger of looking eccentric: she’s smart, she knows that and she freely expresses her creativity and taste, head to toe. 

 

Hair: Cate in licorice by >FD

Sunglasses: Jetgloss by ::suite17::

Earring: Feather and shell earring in mauve magie by !BF! Boing Fromage

Necklace (not visible in the photos): Chunky heart necklace by Miam Miam

Sweater: Hunting Season sweater in purple by [MG] Fashion

Pantsuit: Linda highwaist pants (jacket and pants layer) by :bijou:

Tights: Taitsu tights in blue (underpants layer) by :seu:

Legwarmers: Sculpted socks in deep purple by Maitreya

Shoes: Chichi in Fuchsia by Maitreya

Bag: Lucky horseshoe in purple by Barerose

 

Easter bunny blog

 

Yes, it’s a shame. But, well, I couldn’t help taking part to the massive SL egg hunt, of course. I was running up and down the Insolence shop looking for the very well hidden eggs (but I have smart friends with great tips) with Triangle Caudron and Moonaco Porta, when Triangle and I received the group gift by Deviant Kitties: a pair of supercute white bunny ears. Well detailed and a bit scary (there’s a cute little skull earring on the right ear), it was immediate love for the both of us. But it was already 4 AM in the morning for me, on this little side of the real world, so after making a brief appearance at the GossipGirl party (where I met shirtless guys not so happy to accept my fashion advice – shame on them), I went to sleep for eight long, relaxing and deserved hours. 

 

When I woke up this morning, between a family lunch, some chocolate eggs and always too many Easter greetings, I immediately thought: I must find a way to wear those ears without looking: 

– childish

– neko 

– a drunk freebie hunter

– a tasteless Easter fan. 

 

That’s what I came up with: a monochrome Easter bunny outfit that you can wear without feeling silly. If you’re in the right timezone you still have time to rock your Easter outfit… but if it’s too late, well, next year think twice before going out like that.

 

Ears: Punkish bunny ears Easter freebie by Deviant Kitties

Hair: Cate in silver by >FD

Earrings: True love earrings by Untone

Coat: Mod peacock in white by G.L.A.M.

Gloves: Aradia gloves by Cachet

Tights: Plain tights in black by (Creamshop)

Shoes: Bloom boots in white by Maitreya

 

Trendy Granny

March 13, 2008

Dear nobody (because Fashion is all, everything, and everybody… except myself, and Cayce of course: You already understood the *Posh Pride* team IS Fashion, and not the contrary),

I don’t remember when, but I know Cayce and I wasted our precious time in a shoes’ store some days ago… I won’t write the brand of this store in this blog (you all have to make your own mistakes. We’re here to give you some tricks, not to take your hand especially after a perfect french manicure) but just know it is a short name with no “i” inside, and lot’s of good reasons to be avoided. Anyway, we were trying to keep control in front of these “enough to make you sick” shoes, accompanied by a friend of Cayce (I forgot his name), when she told me these unforgiven words in IM : “Shall I tell you he told you’re dressed like his granny? lol”… I have too much self-respect to react in a violent way… But I IMMEDIATELY knew that Cayce was expressing her own thoughts through this awful sentence pretending this was her friend’s opinion : this was just a little weak revenge after my wise judgement about her pink “dress” (as you read it in the last post)…

It doesn’t matter ! I admit I was looking like my own old grandaunt in a certain way. But when you’re as posh as I am, and proud to be, you know the spectrum of Fashion scans a wide field of trends. What you call “oldfashioned”, I call it “vintage”, and this makes all the difference between you and me, between a queen of the look, and a “try again” fellow. That’s why I decided to share some of my secrets with you, and write a post for all trendy grannies and posh young avatars who appreciate retro fashions… And the best examples of pure retro fashions in Second Life are sold in “GRANDMA!” stores : Since I’m in love with this almost unwearable brand, I created all the following outfits starting with clothes from there, then I simply enhanced them thanks to my incomparable fashion eyes… Read, look, and learn.

Here is the outfit which gave rise to Cayce’s bad comments : If all grannies dressed like this, women under thirty years should not trust their boyfriends anymore… A perfect casual outfit for your gossiping sessions with the Queen Elizabeth.

Hat :Red Pillbox Hat by Paper Couture

Hair : Symphony Twist in Midnight I by Armidi Hair

Skin : Hybrid III – Mandigo – Face 30 by Nevermore

Undershirt : undershirt from “simple onepiece” by =E.M.A=

Jacket : G-Tweed Lovely Blouson by GRANDMA!

Skirt : Ghost Are by Savvy?

Tights : Cold Street Tights by Paper Couture

Shoes : MaryGeo in gray by Shiny Things

Necklace : Knit necklace in red by Swallowtail

Nails : nails in orange by :bijou:

Looking for a retro ensemble to wear during your long sundays in your country house, waiting for your grandchildren or future grandchildren ?… This is what you need :

Hair : Edie in Dark Brown by [Aden]

Skin : Dark-Mistress by Minnu

Sweater : Ravenna Top (tomato) by Luminosity

Coat : Fur Coat – Bronze by *REDGRAVE*

Skirt : Retro-Honey by GRANDMA!

Tights : Shiny *rose* by No.9 Nylons

Shoes : Natasha Brown Boots by INSOLENCE

Earrings : Red Peacock by Microphage

Gloves : Full Finger Gloves Red by (DoMoCo)

Last but not least : the ideal vintage but fresh touch for your supermarket’s escapades before a pop bridge game with your friends (if you got some).

Hair : Sofia – Chestnut Burnt by ETD

Skin : Dark-Frost by Minnu

Dress : G-muscat-onP by GRANDMA!

Parka : Hooded Parka in Pink (without hood) by *Muism*

Tights : Yellow Tights by Paper Couture

Shoes : White-Leather Boots by *REDGRAVE*

Glasses : LadyBug (Green) by FNKY!

Earrings : Scoopie Earrings by (turnstyle)

Necklace : Party Bead-Lipskip by !Finc!

Nails : Nails Light Pink by *GRACILE*