2018 Oscar Fashion Photo Contest — Final Update, and What I’d Wear

Last update on the 9th Oscar Fashion Photo Contest, before the proceedings close following the real Academy Awards on Sunday night.  I’m going to pass this year on doing the RL 2017 recap.

We’re currently standing at 18 entries, way low for my taste, but enough for an award pool.  There’s still several days to get your own entry in, and I hope you’ll do so.  I look forward to the difficulty of judging a large field every year.  So put yourselves together and shoot some red-carpet photos, and we’ll see what happens in the next few weeks, when the results are announced!

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Lisavet Darchiev had been invited to join the Academy from the year the screenplay for her first novel had won that year’s award.  She had begun writing her own screenplays since then, and had also attended every year since joining; and this year’s soirée was no exception.  One difference did arise from her previous attendances, though — she was escorted not by her business manager, Andrei Nekrasov.  Andrei was somewhere in the hall, accompanied by his British husband, Sascha, she was sure.  But tonight, Andrei was not squiring her.

Rather, it was someone much more satisfying than even the pretty (and completely gay) Andrei Leonovich; so satisfying that she had chosen to uproot herself and move to Los Angeles permanently ….

“Do you have the tickets, Liza?” Maxim Ruslanovich Derbensky murmured in Russian to Lisavet as they entered the magnificent front lobby of the hosting theater.  “I don’t think we’ll be able to purchase fresh ones if you don’t.”

Lisavet’s laugh was louder than Maks’ murmur, and she replied, “Safe here in the purse, lapochka.  Admit one Elizaveta Petrovna Darchiev and escort to the grand party within the Dolby Theater, followed by dinner and dancing at the Governors’ Ball.  Never would I forget such important things for this evening.”

“I see,” Maks nodded sagely, and with an evil smile.  “Unlike other, less important things you tended to leave behind during our London years, eh?  Such as your wallet, your Oyster card for the tube and buses, your–”

“I may love you, lapochka, but you continue at your peril,” Lisavet said, still smiling; “and don’t think I can’t remember a litany of your own faults and foibles for recitation at will to the people you wish to impress tonight.”

“I yield me, my tsarina,” Maks said almost instantly, making her laugh again; and then, without warning, he had snaked an arm around her and was pulling her close for a kiss, whispering, “Anyway, I would rather make love than war any day … wouldn’t you, myshka moya?” before their lips made contact.

The kiss pulled the usual deep sigh of desire from Lisavet; she moaned in pleasure and deepened the kiss a little–  And then blinked and pulled back to the sound of a smattering of applause from nearby.  Maks started as well, and both snapped their gaze over to the side.  A woman in a fantastically cut teal gown had come up from behind them, and was offering them a mischievous grin as she softly clapped her gloved hands.

A second more of frozen surprise, and then Lisavet threw a quick wink at Maks, and dropped into a curtsey, saying, “Spasiba, gosposha; we both thank you deeply.”

“The pleasure is mine; but,” and the woman herself winked at the pair before passing on into the theater proper, “You may want to wait before going on deeper into Act I.  Have a good night.”

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The details:

Harper wears:

  • Head: Akeruka Camille 2.5 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara V4.1
  • Eyes: IKON Hope eyes (Sapphire)
  • Hair: enVOGUE Milly
  • Gown: Celestina’s Weddings Yeriak (Gold)
  • Shoes: Sheba Evian heels
  • Accessories: Celestina’s Weddings Yeriak necklace and earrings (part of gown package); L’Emporio Long Bento Gloves; [ OB ] Coin Hairsticks (Double Gold) (vintage); Agata Mode Carla fox fur stole; Bens Boutique Venus clutch; EarthStones Gemstone Palette watch (Spectrum/Gold); Paper Couture diamond-and-pearl/gold ring (still available!)
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: SlackGirl Slacky (Akeruka, group gift, slot 5)
    • Lipstick: White Queen Autumn Falls (Akeruka, slot 4)

Diana wears:

  • Head: Akeruka Kumiko 2.6 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Eyes: IKON Triumph eyes (Chocolate)
  • Hair: JUMO Ria
  • Gown: AZUL Eavan (Jade)
  • Shoes: KC Couture Yana
  • Jewelry: Kunglers Adele necklace (Jasper), Cora and Sharon bracelets, and Finrod earrings (silver/amethyst)
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: SlackGirl Kimera (Akeruka, slot 7)
    • Lipstick: Zibska Kaija (Omega, slot 22)

Conan wears:

  • Head: Akeruka Ray 2.5 Bento
  • Body: ADAM male body 1.4b
  • Eyes: IKON Odyssey eyes (Midnight)
  • Hair: Argrace Peyton (Ash Black)
  • Hands: SLink Avatar Enhancement male hands 2.2
  • Outfit: sf design mesh tails earthtones shirt and vest (complete w/ shoes)

Photographed at the Rose Theatre

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