9th Annual Oscar Fashion Photo Contest Announcement   2 comments


With thanks, as ever, to the Rose Theatre in Angel Manor for the ability to borrow their lavish halls.

We thought long on this one, considering last year’s performance, and whether we could pull off the publicity factor this year.  But finally, tradition won out, and so the time has come once again. The Flickr group is open for submissions of your finest evening gown photos.  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 9th 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.

Entry is free; just submit a photo to the appropriate group on Flickr, or leave a comment with a link to your photo.  (However, make sure to read all the rules, okay?)  The prize pool is again guaranteed at over L$50,000.  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!

Turn the page for the complete rules.

Road Show   Leave a comment


The details:

  • Head: Akeruka Valerie 2.6 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign eyes (Fjord)
  • Hair: rezology Noir
  • Ensemble: Belle Epoque Diamonds (gown, gloves, shawl and clutch)
  • Shoes: Lamu Fashion-Shoe MAITREYA HIGH R
  • Jewelry (all by Chop Zuey): Ice Queen ring; Icicles earrings, necklace and ring; Ling-Ling bracelet
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: .kosmetik Thick Cat Liner.glitter (Omega, slot 5)
    • Lashes: FATElashes v2.0
    • Lipstick: .kosmetic High Shine Lipstick.companion (Omega, slot 4) [NOTE: .kosmitic reverses the buttons on their Omega appliers; the strip that says “All zones” is actually the default zone, and vice versa.]

Winter Interlude   Leave a comment

A lovely long gown, and the complete, sinful luxury of heavy “furs” in a hat and stole, all on a winter day — what more could one ask?

One note here:  Belle Epoque’s gown has its own arms, so you’ll need to mask out your own arms if you get this package.  In fact, I needed to mask most of my body, except for a slice from below my neck to my breasts.  So don’t worry too much about your elaborate library of poses, outside of favorite stances on your legs.  In compensation, the gown and furs are HUD driven, so you have a selection of colors and fur types to choose from.  I have a taste for grey fox, so ….


The details:

  • Head: Akeruka Camille 2.5 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Eyes: IKON Hope (Sapphire)
  • Hair: Argrace Wakana
  • Outfit, hat and shoes: Belle Epoque Cold Outside (HUD outfit includes fur shawl, rare, available via Pocket Gacha @ L$50/play, or purchase entire package @ L$3,000)
  • Jewelry: GeWunjo Emma gold necklace and earrings
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: SlackGirl Clair (Akeruka, slot 2)
    • Lashes: thick head system lashes, supplemented with FATElashes 2.0
    • Lipstick: .kosmetik Lustre Lipstick.runway (Omega, slot 4 [use ALL ZONES; buttons are reversed)

Photographed in Serena Salina region

Real Life Intervenes   Leave a comment

It seems like 2017 is going out like a snapping turtle for us here:  evil, wicked, mean and nasty.  I’m needing to replace a washing machine, and find a fresh van after a hit-and-run yesterday on someone else’s car popped theirs over the curb … and dropped it onto the front end of mine.  Nobody was inside — especially my daughter, who was borrowing it to do laundry from the washing-machine problem — and I haven’t heard of anybody killed yet, though I haven’t gone over the accident report.  But I’ll be in recovery mode for several days yet.

Jem is reporting some issues as well, so don’t count on anything from the blog unless we’re lucky.  (Diana doesn’t write, and Conan prefers not to, but we’ll see.)  Wish us luck for fast clawbacks!

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Happy Holidays From Jem   1 comment

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Merry Christmas 2017   1 comment

Posted December 25, 2017 by Harper Ganesvoort in Holidays and celebrations

Christmas Eve Special: Crosby and Bublé — Together Again For the First Time!   Leave a comment

While checking around for goodies on YouTube, I ran across this piece done by Michael Bublé on the Global Network in his native Canada.  Enjoy a special video, everyone.

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