Eternity in Sydney City

“Sydney is rather like an arrogant lover. When it rains, it can deny you its love and you can find it hard to relate to. It’s not a place that’s built to be rainy or cold. But when the sun comes out, it bats its eyelids; it’s glamorous, beautiful, attractive, smart, and it’s very hard to get away from its magnetic pull.”

Baz Luhrmann


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia has interested me since they hosted the Olympic Games in 2000; and, indeed, before that, since December 31, 1999, when the Millennium passed through Australia and Sydney lit up with fireworks on global television.  So it was a pleasure to find these two regions in the Destination Guide, and I invited Jem to pose with me in front of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

The top is Rhoda from Albino Peacock, and is available in six print styles at this month’s Swank event.  I’m wearing the actual full set; it comes with jeans.  Jemmy chose to wear a pair of applier pants from a company she says is named TBOM, along with some boots from r2 (minus the sexy vinyl outfit that they normally go with).

“Sydney in general is eclectic. You can be on that brilliant blue ocean walk in the morning and then within 20 minutes you can be in a completely vast suburban sprawl or an Italian or Asian suburb, and it’s that mix of people, it’s that melting pot of people that give it its vital personality.”

Baz Luhrmann


What’s all this have to do with eternity, by the way?  Well, we’re in Sydney … which was the home of Arthur Stace, who broke his chronic alcoholism when he became a born-again Christian in the 1930s.  Following a very inspirational sermon at a church, he began writing the word “Eternity” on sidewalks and buildings around the city in chalk and waterproof crayon, in a beautiful copperplate script that was almost the only thing he could write decently, or in that style of cursive script; he was otherwise nearly illiterate.  He could not explain where the ability came from — it was simply there ….  The word has become something of a symbol of Sydney; they even hung it from the Harbour Bridge for the millennium celebration.

Reuters photo


The details:

We both wear:

  • Head: Akeruka (Nami on Keiko, Monika on Jem)
  • Body: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign (Field on Keiko, Passion on Jem)
  • Hands: Vista ProHands
  • Top: Albino Peacock Rhoda (Peking pattern on Keiko, Polychrome on Jem; 6 print styles are available at the August round of the Swank event)

Harper (as Keiko) wears:

  • The following are available at the August round of the Swank event:
    • Hair: Virtual Diva Touche version 2 (Crow)
    • Pants: Albino Peacock – Rhoda jeans – Peking (Maitreya)
    • Earrings: Modern Couture Rugaji earrings (Black)
  • Other items:
    • Nails: Encore Metallic nails (slot 4)
    • Shoes: Basta! Estonia pumps (Black/Gold)
    • Makeup:
      • Eyeshadow: SlackGirl Intenza (slot 3)
      • Lashes: SlackGirl Romantica
      • Lipstick: Zibska Nerissa (slot 11)

Jem wears:

  • Hair: rezology Bouffant
  • Pants: TBOM Lally latex pants (Maitreya applier)
  • Boots: r2 A/D/E nanoha (white)
  • Accessories: Kunglers Camilla necklace (Cardinal) (available at August round of On9); *AGATA* Johnny sunglasses
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: alaskametro Cleo (Lapiz)
    • Lipstick: SlackGirl NeNe Lips 2 (slot 1)

Photographed in Sydney City (Blue Wing region)

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