The tired socialite readied herself for the evening trek back to the homestead from the headquarters. But she was still agitated from the conversation with Adonya and Ifetayo earlier.
"I can’t…I can’t just leave this alone. I’m not going to get a good night’s sleep because this will keep me awake."
Without any further hesitation, she plopped down on one of the plush velvet chaises and penned a brief missive to the roguish Thorn.
Colossus 1, 1327
I hope this missive finds you well. You and I need to have a word. I wanted to let this go, I wanted to be calm and composed about it and let you two handle this like adults. I didn’t want to cause Addy any more stress by showing her my anger upon hearing about this. But I’m sitting here, pouty-faced and annoyed at what transpired between you and Adonya.
I will start off by saying that while she -is- my best friend and I may be terribly biased, she’s also part of the Roses’ executive team. To have you insult her the way you allegedly did makes me very uncomfortable. She finds your behavior less than pleasant, and while I was not there to witness it myself, I can’t give you the benefit of the doubt as I insisted earlier when I spoke to Adonya.
Be as it may, I’m upset that she’s upset and I’d like to get to the bottom of this. I cannot have Adonya feeling scorned and disrespected. It’s simply unacceptable. I’ll be around tomorrow. We will speak then.
Until then, may the stars light your path,
Sleepy lids searched for her ever-irritable snow owl, her gaze out the window obscured by thick curtains. She shrugged, folding the note and simply leaving it in the lock-box for the Thorn to fetch whenever she wandered by.
(( artemisblackburne adonyavossifashion ))
Next up: adonyavossifashion
Lux: "While we’re on the Elonian kick, we’ve to do my BFF, of course!"
Jay: "What. Why?? She’s a fashion designer. Why would we shop for her??"
Lux: ”Well, because I want to do something nice for her and surprise her with pretty dresses she didn’t have to design or make herself! It’s nice to get a break once in a while, you know. Besides, she shops from other designers too, gods!”
Jay: "Alright, whatever you want! I know you’re not going to let it go till you find her some flowing frocks, so let’s get to it!"
Lux: ”I’m thinking a lot of leggy action and some asymmetrical pretties!”
((Spring 2015 selections from Valentino, Chloe, Elie Saab, Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Martin Grant, Alexis Mabille, Emilio Pucci, and Nina Ricci))
Next up: mouna-kazmi
Lux: "I know! I’ve an Elonian sensation that’s all over the news these days?"
Jay: "Oooh! Are we doing Danika? Because only /I/ am allowed to shop for her, sorry Light Princess."
Lux: "Not Miss Orvani, but I do hope you get to her later. I meant Arbiter Mouna Kazmi. She’s all over the new what with her campaigning for the Ossan Ministry seat. She has a great platform, she’s thinking of opening up a Communi—" *gets cut off by Jay*
Jay: "Oh! Her, yes I know who she is. Well, by name and reputation, I haven’t had the honor."
Lux: "I don’t know her either, I’m only familiar with her through the gossip grapevine. But it would be fun to shop for a politician, no?"
Jay: "Except I’ve no personal experiences with her so I wouldn’t know what to get?"
Lux: ”Well, obviously we get her conservative garbs and nice suits and —-“
Jay: *interrupts her again* ”Screw that. She’s Elonian like me! Probably Vabbi descendant too. In which case, a little skin and a little color wouldn’t hurt. Leave it to Jay!”
((Spring 2015 selections from Elie Saab, Valentino, Givenchy, Balmain, Balenciaga, Vionnet, Dolce & Gabbana, Luisa Beccaria, and Etro))
((I know I said six for the day but like…I LIED! ON TO THE SEXY ELONIANS!))
Next up: Llinos (no link)
Jay: "I think we’ve had our fair share of your goth princesses for now. Could we please get to my beautiful Elonian exotic divas? Because Llinos hasn’t been outfitted since Addy’s fashion show and I’ve a soft spot for that little minx!"
Lux: *laughs* ”Fiiiiiiine! But you’re the one in trouble here. I’ve more Elonian friends than you do!”
Jay: "Whatever you say! Anyway, the gorgeous Llinos, I’m thinking Etro all the way."
Lux: "And some Cavalli! I know for a -fact-she loves Cavalli!" ((ooc wink!))
((Spring 2015 selections from Cavalli, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Elie Saab, Emanuel Ungaro, Emilio Pucci, Martin Grant, and Blumarine))
Next up: liathanoarkayne
Jay: "Well if we’re keeping it noir, I’ve a candidate who..were she cast in an advert for dark chocolate, she’d steal the scene and make cacao seeds weep all throughout Tyria."
Lux: ”Oh, Jay! You flatter me!”
Lux: "But we really should be focused on other people right now!"
Jay: ”….I think….you misunderstand. I was refering to the mysterious Liathano? The one who got recently married to an equally mysterious and finely bone-structured person?”
Jay: "But it’s adorable you thought I meant you. You’re like..a puppy in the middle of a Witersday party. You want all the attention but you forget there’s like…gifts to be opened and eggnog to be had. Bad time to be a puppy… I’d pat your head but then I’d ruin what I just did to your hair…"
Lux: ”Ugh! How dare you be so condescending, for shame! Let’s move on to Liathano’s wardrobe! I didn’t see many corsets this season but, understanding she prefers to wear modest garb, I did see some fabulous, conservative gowns and pieces that would compliment her style.”
Jay: ”Let’s have a look!”
((Spring 2015 selections from Chloe, Elie Saab, Givenchy, Martin Grant, Valentino, Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabanna, Phillip Plein, and Max Mara))
Next up: not-omen
Jay: "Now that you’ve sufficiently mocked my love for edgy styles, let’s find a compromise. How about some noir looks? Not that it’s seasonal for Phoenix, but clearly we’ve a penchant for dramatics and so do our clients."
Lux: "I’ve the perfect candidates in mind….starting with the fabulous piano teacher and owner of an atelier, Miss Infenel Rosencraft. Really, Jay, you ought to reach out to her. I think you’d find a lot to learn from in terms of keeping your beauty parlor pleasant in the ways of aromatherapy and music and…oh, just talk to her! Trust me…"
Jay: "Very well, we’ll dress this Infenel lady..What’s her style like?"
Lux: *flutters her lashes* "Oh, darling…ever read an amazing dark romance novel…?"
((Spring 2015 selections from Valentino, Paule Ka, Chloe, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Missoni, Agnona, and Sharon Wauchob))
Next up: kitiaralance
Lux: "If you’re going to go /that/ route then I’m bringing order into chaos!"
Jay: ”You are just -so- cute when you’re frazzled. Who are we doing next? Let me guess, some pastel-covered adorable Rose or something…”
Lux: "Kit Lance."
Jay: "I’m sorry. I think I misheard you. Did you say Kittens? I hope you said kittens and not what I think you said…."
Lux: *griiiiiiins* "Oh yeah, you know whose name I said. Get ready for it…"
Jay: *sighs with exasperation* ”Fine! But we start off with a gown for her!”
Lux: "So long as it’s an appropriate gown. Nothing too scandalous or too….Jay. How about this Ungaro black fabulosity. Comes with a cape and everything!"
((Spring 2015 selections from Alexander McQueen, Emanuel Ungaro, Elie Saab, Givenchy, JPG, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, and Prada))
Next up: tessalovell
Jay: "You raise me a sylvari and I raise you a wolf."
Lux: "We’re not doing changelings, come on!"
Jay: "Not that kind of wolf you vapid vixen! I mean….a /wolf/….a she-wolf if you will. The kind of woman that devours her prey, but doesn’t necessary have four legs and is at the higher end of the canine hierarchy where bitch just doesn’t cut it?"
Lux: "I…have no idea what that was all about, but okay! Who do we have."
Jay: *smirks and lets a few seconds linger in silence before he finally responds* "Tessa Lowell."
((Spring 2015 selections from Elie Saab, Givenchy, Saint Laurent, Veronique Branquini, Balenciaga, Balmain, Nina Ricci, Valentino, and Elie Saab.))
Next up: Saidhbh
Lux: "In keeping with this captain of a ship or pirate theme you’ve got your mind set to, I’ve another client I’d like to propose! Saidhubah-hubah! She’s a pirate from the Arch I’ve seen lurk about the docks and why not! We’ve only got one other sylvari in this round of shopping as it is!"
Jay: ”Fine, fine! So long as I get to pawn off some more of these exquisite, sexy lace-up thigh high boots I’m going crazy over!”
Lux: “I know, right?! Who’d have thought leather thigh high boots would make a come-back for the warmer Phoenix months. I love it! And the lacing makes them extra sexy!”
Jay: ”Many are open-toe, so they’re season-friendly! Ah, how exciting! Let’s make everything black for this one! I’m getting a bit of an underground, half-punk half-noir vibe off this one and I don’t even know her!”
((Spring 2015 selections from Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Anthony Vacarello, Akris, Balmain, Versace, and Cavalli…ignore any head and/or face accessories!))
((About to spam a few Milan & Paris fashion week IC inspiration for certain characters. I’ll ease on the spam by posting 6-7 chars a day for the next three days! Hope you enjoy!))
Starting with: thorne-to-a-rose
Jay: "Lux honeysweetiedarling, I am so getting even with you with the whole pink powdery finale to our fabulous last shopping spree. We’re starting with….PIRATES!"
Lux: *rolls her eyes* ”Jay, darling, everyone knows real pirates only exist in romance and adventure novels…”
Jay: "Uh huh….. But what if I told you that I pulled out this little number specifically for a one Captain Mia Rosethorne, hmmm?"
Lux: *gasps dramatically as she takes note of the Elie Saab black gown she had her eyes on earlier* ”You wouldn’t dare!”
Jay: "I have and I did! Mia Rosethorne, fabulous captain extraordinaire with a thing for strong, stiff drinks and strong, stiff men. She’d look so amazing in this gown with the slit…Sorry Luxie, this one’s taken!"
Lux: ”You wouldn’t dare!”
Jay: ”Then you better help me pick out more Captain-worthy stuff before I raid through your selections!”
((Spring 2015 selections from Givenchy, Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga, Valentino, Alexander McQueen (minus headpiece!), and Elie Saab))