Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Tribue to Persephone

Ahoy! It is I, Nivaya Barbosa, newly-appointed other blogger for Dressing in Pixels.

Ah, but Perse flatters me with her welcoming post. The truth is, I owe a great deal of who I am in SL now, to her. In a lot of ways, if I was the kind of person who did SL families (I'm not) I would consider Perse my SL mom. She's been there for me since...ooh, let's say, day 8? I met her when I was around a week old, when I started working at the same club as her, and immediately looked up to her as a role model. She was the one who made me appreciate the importance of having good quality things, of accessorizing, of generally making an effort. Gosh I wanted to be her when I grew up. She was always one step above me on the promotions ladder in the club, shortly after I became a dancer, she became a host, when I became a host, she became a manager. And she spoiled me. It was her who bought me my first silks (what? They're PRETTY!), when I had no idea what silks were, and I still have a picture of that day, me, her, and another friend, all thinking we were the coolest people in the world in our red silks (!), when in reality, Perse's avatar desperately needed to eat a sandwich (or 5), mine needed a strong course of iron tablets, and as for our other friend....well. Watermelon ass doesn't begin to cover it.

Failed relationships, successful relationships, abandonment by (watermelon-assed) friends, my promotion to 'junior manager' of the club, shared recipes for sweet potato casserole, we went through a lot together before I really began to really feel like I was her equal.

As time passed, our own styles diversified, and at the height of this phenomenon, I took to teasingly calling her 'mom', much to her disdain. Next to her trend at the time for wearing classic vintagewear, pencil skirts, blouses, jackets, highwaist pants, perfectly matching colours and her hair in immaculate updos, my quirky eclectic neko-without-the-cat-bits look really did make her and I standing next to each other look like a conservative mother and her rebellious teenage daughter.

Eventually, the club we worked in closed down, and she and I made a brave (but ultimately unsuccessful) stab at the world of shape-making and image consultancy, before going our seperate ways, me, to focus on modelling, Perse to make her home and career in a medieval fantasy land. Happily we are both awesome. Other stuff happened in between, but that was mostly boring, the point is, we've both now developed our own unique and fantastic senses of style, based at least some on the times we've spent together. And now she sometimes even comes to me for fashion advice! And so, for my first post in Dressing in Pixels, I would like to present my homage to the many styles of Persephone Paine, my host, my mentor, my confidante, and my friend (also SL mom...but I don't do SL families...Shh!)

Outfit Credits

Pic 1:

Skin: Nomine -Sylvan - Ultralight - Dita Purple

Hair: Ingenue - Jitterbug Doll - Red

Dress: Ingenue - Polynesian Princess - Pink Leopard

Shoes: Shiny Things - Retrosweet Pumps - Powder Pink

Earrings: Miriel - Teardrop Earrings - Gold

Eyes: Miriel - Aqua - Standard

Lashes: Nuclear Boutique - Vintage Lashes

Manicure/Pedicure: Candy Nail - Basic Silver

Pic 2:

Skin: 42 - 118 Freebie Skin - Pale

Hair: Calico - Emily - Blood

Dress: Evie's Closet - Saiyge - Ocean

Wings: Material Squirrel - Storm

Eyes and Lashes: (as above)

Manicure: Candy Nail - #16 Diamond Elegance

Pic 3:

Skin: LF Chai - Cream - Vixen

Hair: ETD - Ginny - Scarlet

Shirt and Jacket: Last Call - Frida

Jeans: Naive - Damaged Jeans Blue

Boots: Bax Coen - BAX Black Suede Ankle Boots +

Lashes: Magika - Reall Prim Eyelashes

Pic 4:

Skin: Ashia Designs - Victoria Fire Fundraiser - Timeless 2009

Hair: Refuge - Alex - Red

Dress: ETD - Floral Babydoll - Fresh

Boots: Maitreya - Dune - Brown

Bracelets: Chaoslotus - Starlusty V-Day Hunt

Lashes - Sin Skins - Tipped Fluff lashes


  1. Both of you are Amazing!!!!!! You girls rock!! love the blog!!

    Hugs you tight


  2. Nivaya!!!!!!
    Great post... Looking forward to your next post!!!