Yeah, but I kinda need him here now; I’m late for work!
One way Harper got me into this crazy world was the promise that I could be as alien as I wanted to be, almost anywhere I went. I won’t say I’ve hit the limit yet. As I get cash to add more stuff into my inventory, I’m trying out more and more things, and having lots of fun! And I can see how much Harper loves dressing up in her gold skin, which I haven’t gotten yet myself. (I may soon!)
One place to pick up things for a spacey look was the Metaverse event, which closed a few days ago. The nice thing is that we did some research between us, and you can get most of the goodies from that event at the vendors’ main stores. Remember, you don’t need to do all your shopping at events! These designers have beautiful stores that they would like to keep open as well, and they deserve some “Linden love” (right?) there as well.
Anyway, I found this dress from Plastik at Metaverse, and had to get several different colors. Here’s a hint, by the way — you may still want to go to the main stores if you really love something, because I found more colors for this dress at Plastik’s store in their own vendor, instead of at the event. They didn’t have everything at Metaverse. As it worked out, I still needed to “dye” this dress, which Harper showed me how to do; it was no problem at all.
Notice: graphics intensive
There’s three days left to the Oscars ceremony on February 28, and we have a good selection of entries so far for the blog’s Oscar Fashion Photo Contest. But there’s always room for more. This is your last call – there’s fifty grand in cash prizes (in lindens) to the placing photos, and L$25,000 goes to first place; so get your entries in now!
One note: submission cutoff will be extended past the usual midnight SLT deadline, as I’ve been called to Orlando for a family event over the weekend. I won’t be able to lock the group, as I normally would. So you folk will benefit; anyone who hasn’t been out for their photo shoot will have maybe four to five extra hours max to submit. Use the time well, grasshoppers!
So Harper invites me to write articles for her blog, and I say, “Well, I’ve done some writing before, back in college, but I hope you’re not expecting something that’ll win an award.”
“Nah,” Harper goes, “this is just for the blog. Have you used WordPress before?”
“No….” Learning a new program? I was getting tenser.
“No problem; it’s very like Word or OpenOffice. If you blow something up, I’ll fix it afterward with you. So, we’ll do another fashion shoot, and you can write up the details.” And I hemmed and I hawed and I sipped at my coffee, and madness must have hit me. Or Harper had that coffee drugged; I was at her house on the Cayo. But I said yes.
I love using Second Life as a platform for devising costumes for my fiction characters and making them come to life. And it also gives me a chance to create some really good artwork in my photos!
This suite is of a woman who calls herself Daronna; she is in a pensive mood as she attempts to work out memories in the evening, following the day’s duties. I tend to write my stores in fits and starts, and so I first began dressing Daronna several years ago, when system and flexi were still the norms in SL fashion, and Bliss Couture was a name to conjure with for many of us. It was before tattoo makeup, however, and definitely before modern tattoo allowances — this makeup is in six layers! (As I always attempt to do, I’ve listed the makeup in application order, beginning with the lowest level and building up.)
Stay near me—do not take thy flight!
A little longer stay in sight!
Much converse do I find in thee,
Historian of my infancy!