The Makeover Agency in Second Life   Leave a comment

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js I used to get about 10 to 20 people contacting me on a daily basis asking me to help them style their avatar or figure out which skin or mesh body part to …

Source: The Makeover Agency in Second Life

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If anyone’s looking for some help in styling their avatar, read this article by Berry Singh!  It can be a hard job — I tried it once for someone else, and we never quite jelled together.  But it has its fulfillments as well.

Posted October 23, 2018 by Harper Ganesvoort in Fashion, Reblog

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Hallowe’en 2018 — Hidden Treasures   Leave a comment

Jem and I were planning on doing an outfit or two from the new round of Tres Chic, which almost always have some great outfit to write about.  Sadly, this time we didn’t find any clothes in the event (though I’m wearing hair and boots from this month’s round).  But we did find goodies we loved while we were in the sim.  After all, sales like Tres Chic, or sales inside individual stores, are meant to draw business in, so that customers will take a look at all the other goodies inside.  In an event’s case, you can think of the event as the “anchor store,” and any other stores around benefit from the business the anchor draws in as collateral sales.

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Guardian of the Glade   Leave a comment

Summoned from the waters of the sacred spring, the Guardian watches over the Glade of the Goddess, fending off those who would profane the holy shrine with their violence ….

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Go Go Round   2 comments

What might we have if Gordon Lightfoot’s early song, “Go Go Round,” was brought forward from the Sixties into the distant future …?  The NEO-Japan sale event has some great clothes to illustrate it.

Alone upon the sidewalks of despair
’twas there she wandered
With her suitcase in her hand
Her fate she pondered

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Digital 11   4 comments

As opposed to, say, a natural 11; but then, I don’t shoot craps in Las Vegas.

Rezz Day 11 sneaked up on me this year; it’s been another very active week or so in Real Life, and promises to keep on moving in that direction for several more days.  But yesterday completed another turn around the sun for me.  While I was putting together this style, I was laughing about how we were all gettin’ up there with Belle Roussel and the members of her Chop Zuey group.  Second Life itself is just a few years older than me; but that’s quite mature in the world of computers.  And fairly old indeed in the history of graphical virtual worlds (assuming you begin with The Sims and SimCity).

There are still some old-timers out there, I think, from the days of Linden World; I’m pretty sure I and my contemporaries haven’t outlasted everyone yet of that vintage.  The time is approaching, though, when we are going to be the elders, no matter how youthful we look in world — when myself, Belle, Berry Singh, Gidge Uriza, Winter Jefferson et al. will be the elders of our slice of the Grid.  Hopefully we’re doing what we can to maintain a good Grid, to keep the power running to the shining servers of Second Life so that this game that’s more than a game will thrive and fulfill its potential.

Until then, I keep marking the days, exploring and styling, and looking forward to the next year.  I hope I’ll see at least some of you in world during that time.

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The details:

  • Head: Akeruka Camille 2.5 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Eyes: IKON Hope (Sapphire)
  • Hair: JUMO Diva
  • Ensemble: DE.Boutique Reveal gown and Queen Bee heels
  • Accessories: David Heather Richie stole (cream); GeWunjo Mara suite (necklace, earrings, bracelet and diadem); Maddict Starlet gloves; Chop Zuey Pagoda ring; kunst Diva cigarette holder
  • 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)

Posted October 12, 2018 by Harper Ganesvoort in Fashion, Personal

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Contact Sheet 64 — “=PM=”   3 comments

Contact Sheet is an irregular column of selected photographs and portraits from Residents of Second Life. All rights to featured images are reserved to the artists under appropriate copyright laws and/or allowances under the Creative Commons. Click on the links as necessary to go to the required blog or Flickr page. Please go to these artists’ pages in any case to leave comments, (as well as comments here).

Suggestions are appreciated; please send descriptions and links to me by in-world IM, notecard, E-mail to harper.ganesvoort@gmail.com, or leave a comment below.

NOTICE: Some of the photos/links may contain nudity. Viewer discretion advised.

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Subject No 453

Copyright 2018 by “=PM=”.  Click on the photo for the artist’s page and full-size photo.

This artist, whose Second Life name I do not know, is one of those people I would love to be — she has a mastery of camera, composition and post-production that turns her photographs into something approaching hand-drawn-and-painted art.  I enjoy most of her work, but this one hits all the buttons — the composition and positioning of the model is perfectly framed in the shot; the makeup draws your attention straight into the photo; the hairstyle and accessories frame her face nicely; and then the extended hand with its pipe and swirling smoke pull your eye across to the remainder of the photo.  The spotlight adds emphasis on her, while creating excellent shadows to emphasize the drama of the photo.

Well done indeed!

Family and Friends   Leave a comment

 

4767 C. E.

Ariel Sherman, relaxing one night on the front terrace of her mansion in Vidran City, saw the flitter descend from traffic level outside the estate, aiming for the parking area in front of the garage. The golden cyborg smiled as she recognized the color and markings on the air vehicle. Laying aside her bookpadd on a side table, she stood and headed down the stairs to the ceramacrete pathway between house and garage.

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