Chelsea Morning

Chatting at the Chelsea

Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning
And the first thing that I heard
Was a song outside my window
And the traffic wrote the words
It came reeling up like Christmas bells
Rapping up like pipes and drums

Oh, won’t you stay
We’ll put on the day
And we’ll wear it ’till the night comes

— “Chelsea Morning,” written and performed by Joni Mitchel, CC

“Now the curtain opens on a portrait of today.”  And in this portrait, Jem and I are discussing the news, plans for the future, and life in Chelsea overall — as in the virtual Chelsea Hotel.  One of the landmarks of Second Life, it’s a tribute to the spirit and people of this famous old pile on 23rd Street in Manhattan.  The real-life hotel has been closed for a time for renovations (it hopes to reopen in 2016 or 2017); but the virtual Chelsea continues on, with the support of renters and of donors who visit.  We are standing in the bar and dining lounge.

Uber Outfits, Chelsea Hotel

Jem and I dropped in a few days ago, hoping to get some photos and write about these outfits from the most recent round of Uber — Androgynous — but the press of the RL holiday season kept me from getting things edited and written up until now, past the close point.  However, I’ve included the landmarks to the main stores where possible, so that you have a chance of finding these outfits.  See below for the details, and for a landmark to the hotel.

Harper in Azuchi Clair 1

Harper in Azuchi Clair 2

Jem in ryvolter Kirsten 1

Jem in ryvolter Kirsten 2


This version of Joni Mitchell performing her song comes from ABC’s The Dick Cavett Show, and was taped on August 18, 1969.


The details:

Harper (Latifah) wears —

  • Skin: Angel Rock Skin Laura (Ebony M1)
  • Eyes: Poetic Colors pearl Eyes (java blast – small bright)
  • Hair: DeLa Royce for Women (available at December Uber)
  • Nails: La Boheme BulletGold (fingers), La Boheme Ombre Glossy Set8 Purple (toes)
  • Attachments: SLink Casual hands and High feet
  • Outfit: Azuchi Clair blazer, pants and turtleneck
  • Shoes: N-core Knotted Green for SLink High Feet
  • Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer Nattalle long necklace and earrings
  • Makeup: Senzafine Safira Eyeshadow (Moss); MUA Counturing Blush (Med Tan – Full); Glamorize Dirty Babe Lipstick (Merlot); Eyelashes (1)

Jem Sternhall wears —

  • Skin: PXL Linda (G3 NAT PaleLips LEB)
  • Eyes: PXL Reflex Eyes (S)(Fantasy)
  • Hair: Besom Lemon
  • Attachments: SLink Casual hands and High feet; Broken Ankle Fix – Ankle Lock v2.0
  • Outfit: ryvolter by Vive Nine Kirsten crepe blazer and lace-up skirt (Oxblood)
  • Shoes: KC Couture Cinzia Classic Pumps
  • Pantyhose: Bax Coen Soft Shine Pantyhose (Nude)
  • Makeup: Zibska Arca Eyeshadow (02); Glamorize Glam Mascara (02); Zibska Ricana Lipstick (06)

Photographed at the Chelsea Hotel, in Lanestris region

Album of photos (full size) available at Flickr

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