Kingston’s Style Diary


GIA Style Card // All Play. No Work.

Reconnect with your carefree and playful side with Whippet & Buck’s newest release, the Lesley Playsuit. Informally sophisticated, the short pantsuit is a must-have for every sassy “play girl” and is complimented by the lightly toussled Nantes hairstyle from Tiny Bird.

All Poses: Long Awkward Pose by Dove Swanson (from the “MS1-Runway” set)

For store locations, see SLurls page.


  • Skin: [KA] SKINS BARDOT-Zuri Mahagony/ Make Up 04 by Kira Ahn (KA Designs)
  • Hair: Tiny Bird – Nantes – Blacks [shown: Warm Black] by Autumn Hykova (Tiny Bird)


  • Suit: [W&B] Lesley Playsuit REVOLVER by Twiggy Shippet (Whippet & Buck)
  • Shoes: fri. – Basic Flats (Aqua) by Jolie Monday (friday)
  • Socks: VITAMEN Men’s SocksGarter by vitamen Hax (Vitamen) *No longer available*


  • Earrings: DECO – Memories Earrings BOXED by Orchid Zenovka (Deco)
  • Necklace: (Yummy) Found Charms Necklace by Polyester Partridge (Yummy)
  • Bangles (left): Zaara : Pallav clear bracelets by Zaara Kohime (Zaara)
  • Bangles (right): EarthStones Tarnished Gypsy Bangles – Silver/Berry (EarthStones)

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GIA Style Card // The Storyteller

Storytelling is a timeless art form – an complex mixture of song, chant, music, parable and poetry. In African and Caribbean culture, The accomplished storyteller was a revered and auspicious figure in his or her community since the oral tradition is an interactive form of entertainment that engages the speaker and all the listeners on varying levels.

In honour of Black History Month as observed in Canada and the United States, today’s styling pays homage to the Afrocentric storyteller, dressed in a traditional frock for more formal occasion – poised to recount the tale of how the famed trickster Anansi (the spider) got all his stories:

Once there were no stories in the world. The Sky-God, Nyame, had them all. Anansi went to Nyame and asked how much they would cost to buy.

Nyame set a high price: Anansi must bring back Onini the Python, Osebo the Leopard, the Mmoboro Hornets, and Mmoatia the dwarf.

Anansi set about capturing these. First he went to where Python lived and debated out loud whether Python was really longer than the palm branch or not as his wife Aso says. Python overheard and, when Anansi explained the debate, agreed to lie along the palm branch. Because he cannot easily make himself completely straight a true impression of his actual length is difficult to obtain, so Python agreed to be tied to the branch. When he was completely tied, Anansi took him to Nyame.

To catch the leopard, Anansi dug a deep hole in the ground. When the leopard fell in the hole Anansi offered to help him out with his webs. Once the leopard was out of the hole though he was bound in Anansi’s webs and was carried away.

To catch the hornets, Anansi filled a calabash with water and poured some over a banana leaf he held over his head and some over the nest, calling out that it was raining. He suggested the hornets get into the empty calabash and, when they obliged, quickly sealed the opening.

To catch the dwarf he made a doll and covered it with sticky gum. He placed the doll under the odum tree where the dwarfs play and put some yam in a bowl in front of it. When the dwarf came and ate the yam she thanked the doll which of course did not reply. Annoyed at its bad manners she struck it, first with one hand then the other. Anansi captured her.

Anansi handed his captives over to Nyame who rewards him with the stories, which now become known as Anansi stories or Anansesem.

All Poses: Diesel Works by Rogan Diesel (from the “Diva” set)

For store locations, see SLurls page.


  • Skin: :: DUTCH TOUCH ::SjORs:: Coffee – iLinerWine by Iki Ikarus (Dutch Touch)
  • Hair: Tukinowaguma Rocca Ebony by KateForster Akina (Tukinowaguma)


  • Dress: KANAVAL VA RETOURNER DRESSCHARITY VENDOR by Cutea Benelli (Grim Bros.) *No longer available; Red Cross+Haiti fundraising exclusive


  • Necklace: -= UZURI =- Enkai Necklace by Bella Bombast (UZURI)
  • Earrings: *KC* Square *GOLD* Bamboo Earrings (Double) (LD) by Kimberly Casanova (KCD)
  • Bangles: DS Wood Bangles Light (BOXED) by Polly Pavlova (The Body Politik)

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GIA Style Card // Roots Gyal

All Poses: Diesel Works by Rogan Diesel (from the “Piper” set)

For store locations, see SLurls page.


  • Skin: .:Twilythula:. TaLula/Ocean/Dark by Twilythula Sorbet (Twilythula)
  • Hair: UPRISING Saxham by jc Maven (UPRISING)


  • Tank and Skirt: :bijou: moveon[Rasta] by Kotobuki Jewell (bijou)
  • Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Shanti Dark-Ecru by Beauvoir Rousselot & Onyx LeShelle (Maitreya)


  • Earrings: Zaara : Hiral Shell Earrings by Zaara Kohime (Zaara)
  • Necklace: TikiTattoo Jewel – Beach Irie necklace by Hatzfeld Runo (Tiki Tattoo)
  • Bangles (left): TikiTattoo Jewel – BeachLace – bracelet by Hatzfeld Runo (Tiki Tattoo)
  • Bangles (right): TikiTattoo Jewel – Babylon – bracelet by Hatzfeld Runo (Tiki Tattoo)

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Special Event: “Red Heart 100” Fundraising Sale to Benefit Haiti

GLANCE Haiti Special - I heart 100

When: February 1 to 14, 2010
Where: Glance (160, 219, 3097)

GLANCE International Agency Presents the RED HEART 100 Fundraising Sale for Red Cross Haitian Relief Fund

GLANCE – February 1, 2010 – GLANCE International Agency (GIA), SL’s premier fashion public relations and marketing company, announced today the start of the RED HEART 100 a very special fundraising drive to benefit the International Red Cross Haitian Earthquake Relief Fund.

The Red Heart 100 is a special sale taking place now through Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2010 on the Glance Sim. 30 of SL’s top fashion designers have created special outfits or priced down their latest releases which are being sold at Glance in special Red Cross Vendors. All outfits, clothing, hair and accessories are priced down exclusively for this event at just 100L with all proceeds from the sales going directly to the International Red Cross.

“It is so sad what has happened in Haiti and the Red Cross is providing such critically important support to the Haitian people. I love that the Red Cross does so without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions of the people it serves,” said Zeev Dinzeo, founder of LollipoZ Hair Salon.

“I am pleased to participate in this very worthwhile benefit and encourage people to come see all the great creations these very talented designers have made and to buy a few and help ease the suffering of the people of Haiti so desperately in need right now,” said Potnia Theas, owner and head designer of Ora Trei Designs.

Designers participating in the RED HEART 100 include: *FDL* by Sanders Beaumont • CCC by Chianera Cioc • House of London by London Dailey • Purple Rose Jewelry by Storm Babeli • BELLISSIMA! by Elle74 Zaftig • WARDROBE OUTFITTERS by Aurelia Scarpulla • VASSNIA by VNP Ninetails • JADOR Fashion by Ziamela Loon • DIRAM by Djod Karu • ATOMICBAMBI by AtomicSparkle Skytower • AMBERGRIS DEADLY FASHION by Ambergris Baphomet • KID ASIA by Abby Chambers • [KA] DESIGNS by Kira Ahn • MANNON’S Hair by Mannon Mannonen • CHANTKARE by Applonia Criss • MEB FASHION by MariaElena Barbosa • XPLOSION by Kaliha Noel • CALLIE CLINE by Callie Cline • ORA TREI DESIGNS by Potnia Theas • ROULE by Isaa Gelber & Mariah Bressig • PHILOTIC ENERGY by Aemilia Case • MY PRECIOUS by Agnes Finney • CS FANDANGO by Christine Svenska • LOLLIPOPZ Hair Salon by Zeev Dinzeo • UZURI by Bella Bombast • LE CHARME FASHION by Ramona Planer • FASTER PUSSYCAT by Honey Bender • NAIVE by Leah McCullough • KIM by Kimberly Flagon • SKIN FLICKS by Mavis McGettigan.

“Like everyone around the globe, I, and everyone at Glance, was heartbroken by the catastrophic devastation the earthquake has wrought on Haiti,” said Patty Cortes, founder & CEO of Glance International Agency. “Working with so many of SL’s top designers, we are pleased to present this amazing collection of clothes and accessories, all specially priced and all to benefit the Haitian relief efforts of the International Red Cross. I would like to thank all of the designer’s that have contributed to this event,” Miss Cortes continued.

About GLANCE International Agency:
GLANCE International Agency (GIA) is a full service Second Life-based fashion public relations agency. The Agency offers modeling career development, an unique fashion shopping center, international fashion-oriented publications, style consultation, fashion-related photography and graphics, fashion designers promotion and fashion events coordination.

GLANCE International Agency, since its inception, in 2008 by founder and CEO, Patty Cortes, has the driving vision to become the best fashion-centric production and public relations agency. Innovation, insightful comprehension of fashion industries, and a culture of perfection have driven the agency’s success, traits which will always be the cornerstone of the agency. Our strength lies in the hands-on premiere services that we provide at a high professional level to maximize our clients’ style exposure.

GLANCE International Agency fashion team is composed of professionals from the industry, including fashion stylists, public relations agents, style writers, video producers, catwalk set designers, photographers and graphic experts who are plugged into the fashion media scene. GIA also take the initiative to constantly liaise with Second Life™ fashion trend-setters and opinion makers such as TV producers, magazine editors and fashion bloggers who assist in establishing maximum credibility for a brand. With backgrounds in sales, marketing, public relations, journalism, photography and design, GIA’s breadth of knowledge and contacts are unrivaled in the industry which place us in the distinctive position of being true brand consultants.

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