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.
“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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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.
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.
On a warm summer’s evening
On a train bound for nowhere….
— “The Gambler” (written by Don Schlitz)
Ride the train with me, and find out something special.
…but, then again, they usually are, so what can you say?
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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.
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!
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!
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.
- 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.