7th Annual Oscar Fashion Photo Contest Announcement   11 comments

The time has come once again, boys and girls! The Flickr group is open for submissions of your finest evening gown photos, and the speculation is growing — who will be the best-dressed avatar on the Hollywood red carpet when the Academy Awards are handed out? Around the Grid is accepting submissions for its 7th Annual Oscar Fashion Photo Contest!!

The contest group will open for submissions once this article is published, and the prize pool has been placed in escrow (so to speak). Time to talk to your stylists, find your hairdresser and book an appointment, call in favors at the jewelry stores, and decide what you would wear if you became a nominee for the little gold man. For those considered outstanding in their evening couture and artistic portrayal, there shall be (15 minutes) of fame, (a bit of) fortune, and hopefully fun in playing the game.

Please note, men as well as women are welcome to enter!!!  We’ve had quite a few fellows in the past, including one winner!  So find yourselves a good formal suit, all you Male Models, and give this contest a shot.  Also, this year, humanoids are allowed entry permanently, and we’ll consider child and “family” entries for the first time.

The biggest news:  this year’s prize pool is L$50,000.  That’s right, fifty thousand lindens!  First place will receive L$25,000.  So, if you want a chance at filling your virtual closet at my expense, come on and enter!

Read the rules after the break.

The Highest of Heels and a Beautiful Hat   Leave a comment

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“If they ever do my life story, whoever plays me needs lots of hair color and high heels.”

— Charlize Theron

The way you wear your hat,
The way you sip your tea,
The memory of all that —
No, no! They can’t take that away from me!

— Ira Gershwin (lyricist), “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”


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New One Billion Rising in Second Life 2016 Video   Leave a comment

No more need be said, really, except please attend and participate!

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To the entire staff, Chain Breaker dancers and supporters – thank you for your hard work and time.

Over two days 110 women dancers from within Second Life took part in making a brand new video for the upcoming One Billion Rising event in Second Life for 2016. Many others donated their time to make this video possible. Great work! :)

One Billion Rising in Second Life 2016 opens to the public on Sunday 14th February 2016. Head to the OBR regions on the Map and dance to show your support. There are many interesting exhibitions around the outside of the regions worth checking out.

OBR 2016_001 First preview of OBR 2016 in Second Life

OBR 2016 Map OBR 2016 Regions Map 

OBR 2016_002 OBR 2016 Main Stage

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Posted February 13, 2016 by Harper Ganesvoort in Uncategorized

SL Sartorialist — Melyna Foxclaw   Leave a comment

Melyna Foxclaw

As you can see here, a simple top or T-shirt doesn’t need to look sloppy.  I ran into Melyna last night/this morning at Fantasy Gacha, and just had to take a photo.

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Last Pipe of the Evening   Leave a comment

Last Pipe of the Night

The evening sings in a voice of amber, the dawn is surely coming.

— Al Stewart, “Roads to Moscow”


It’s just about time to turn in.  I hope you all have a good evening with your loved ones, and an excellent day tomorrow.

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Posted February 2, 2016 by Harper Ganesvoort in Arts, Personal, Photographs

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Bound for Nowhere With Firestorm   Leave a comment

On a warm summer’s evening
On a train bound for nowhere….

— “The Gambler” (written by Don Schlitz)

Bound for Nowhere_001

Ride the train with me, and find out something special.

The Newspapers Were Full of It   Leave a comment

The Newspaper Was Full of It

…but, then again, they usually are, so what can you say?

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Beauty At Cold Comfort Farm   Leave a comment

Cold Comfort Farm_001

Hmmm!  I got the word about this place being a great bed-and-breakfast, but to me it looks like something out of the beginning of that Kate Beckinsale movie…?  Yeah; Cold Comfort Farm.  Sort of how it looked before Kate’s character arrives; it gets turned around by the end of the movie.

Jem at Cold Comfort Farm 1

Ah, well; I’ve laid down seventy-five quid for the night here, non-refundable.  I might as well find out if it was worth the scratch.  And the lavender in the pots looks and smells lovely!

Jem at Cold Comfort Farm 2

I suppose I’m fitting the theme here; I’m dressed up as fancy as Kate’s character, very much a city girl in a world outside of her experience.  It doesn’t matter that Cold Comfort Farm was set in the 1920s and this is the 2010s.  I found this great suit at Ferosh Fashion Week, and I just had to wear it today.  I even managed to keep from splashing it with mud, or ruining it by laying down the scooter!

Jem at Cold Comfort Farm 3

Now, if I can just find someone to help me lug the luggage upstairs to the room….  And I hope this diamond collar will be safe here; I don’t want a goat breaking into the room and munching down on it.  Maybe I should have brought the titanium hatbox with me.

Jem at Cold Comfort Farm 4


I’m wearing:

  • Skin: PXL Linda (G3 NAT PaleLips LEB)
  • Eyes: The Sugar Girl Spilled Milk (Lavendar)
  • Hair: Crown Amelia
  • Attachments: SLink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.4 (Casual)
  • Outfit: Byrne DiamondDoll Dress (ShinyWhite FIT), with black boots and white collar — purchased at Ferosh Fashion Week
  • Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer Alysia Pearls earrings and ring
  • Makeup: Zibska Makoto eyeshadow (11); Arte double winged 1 eyeliner (Black); Glamorize Glam mascara (02); Glamorize Lip Licks lipstick (Dominatrix); Arte Eyebrows Glamorous (ash blonde)

Shot at Lemon Beach.

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