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The Wearin’ o’ the Green — 4 Days Late

Far too many things going on this past week for both Jem and me; unfortunately, Real Life interferes with the more important stuff — such as Second Life photoshoots.  But we got it together, I finally got the photos edited and resized, and here’s what Jemmy and I chose for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day.

So, what did we wear on this shoot? Turn the page and find out.

Beauty At Cold Comfort Farm

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Hmmm!  I got the word about this place being a great bed-and-breakfast, but to me it looks like something out of the beginning of that Kate Beckinsale movie…?  Yeah; Cold Comfort Farm.  Sort of how it looked before Kate’s character arrives; it gets turned around by the end of the movie.

Jem at Cold Comfort Farm 1

Ah, well; I’ve laid down seventy-five quid for the night here, non-refundable.  I might as well find out if it was worth the scratch.  And the lavender in the pots looks and smells lovely!

Jem at Cold Comfort Farm 2

I suppose I’m fitting the theme here; I’m dressed up as fancy as Kate’s character, very much a city girl in a world outside of her experience.  It doesn’t matter that Cold Comfort Farm was set in the 1920s and this is the 2010s.  I found this great suit at Ferosh Fashion Week, and I just had to wear it today.  I even managed to keep from splashing it with mud, or ruining it by laying down the scooter!

Jem at Cold Comfort Farm 3

Now, if I can just find someone to help me lug the luggage upstairs to the room….  And I hope this diamond collar will be safe here; I don’t want a goat breaking into the room and munching down on it.  Maybe I should have brought the titanium hatbox with me.

Jem at Cold Comfort Farm 4

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I’m wearing:

  • Skin: PXL Linda (G3 NAT PaleLips LEB)
  • Eyes: The Sugar Girl Spilled Milk (Lavendar)
  • Hair: Crown Amelia
  • Attachments: SLink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.4 (Casual)
  • Outfit: Byrne DiamondDoll Dress (ShinyWhite FIT), with black boots and white collar — purchased at Ferosh Fashion Week
  • Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer Alysia Pearls earrings and ring
  • Makeup: Zibska Makoto eyeshadow (11); Arte double winged 1 eyeliner (Black); Glamorize Glam mascara (02); Glamorize Lip Licks lipstick (Dominatrix); Arte Eyebrows Glamorous (ash blonde)

Shot at Lemon Beach.

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The Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea

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…The advantages go on and on
In the middle of the sea.
As the centuries have come, they’ve gone
In the middle of the sea.
Days arise to be replaced,
Lines are drawn and lines erased.
Life and death are but verses in a poem.
Out there blood flows …
Who knows?…

The lyrics, from Stephen Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures, tell of how Japan was in the years before Commodore Matthew Perry broke the ban against foreigners and trade with other countries in 1853. His “four black dragons” — American steam-powered warships — arrived in a land very much like the world you find in Taka no Sakura, a build of a classic Japanese village from the feudal period. Other things seem to float at times — like a beautiful strapless dress. Prism offers us the new Carolina dress, a lovely strapless cocktail gown in three different colors, with rich patterning on the overskirt and bustier, and a jewel-buckle belt.

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…Here we paint screens,
Plant the rice,
Arrange the flowers,
View the moon,
Exchange the gifts,
Plant the rice,
Arrange tomorrow like today to float,…

Simplicity seems to be called for here, and so I choose one of the simpler sets of jewelry from Lazuri — still chunky and substantial, but much less heavy than other of her collections.  It is HUD driven, like most of her pieces; each one can be controlled individually, or you can click on the necklace to change the metal and major gems on all pieces simultaneously.

Prism Carolina 3

…Slide the screens,
Exchange the poems,
Stir the tea,
Exchange the bows,
Plant the rice,
Arrange tomorrow to be like today,
To float….

The hair is from sYs, and is a lovely progressive style, while the makeup and nail polish goes along with the blue dress and gold jewelry.

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The Details:

  • Skin: PXL Faith (no longer available)
  • Hands: SLink (various poses, mesh)
  • Feet: SLink High (mesh)
  • Eyes: Sterling Artistry Jeweled Eyes (brightblue)
  • Hair: [sYs] YIU (Red)
  • Nails: ZOZ Gold Dip Polish (SLink hands and feet)
  • Dress: Prism Carolina (Cobalt, mesh)
  • Shoes: Baby Monkey Mambo (mesh, SLink high feet)
  • Makeup: Glamorize Dirty Babe lipstick (Twilight); CCD MesmerEyez (BlueAmyth); Miamai XGen Makeup Vintage Liner B Black – No Hair; *BOOM* Liquid Glaze (lashed, Yellow); Miamai Catwalk Lashes (Glitter 01)
  • Jewelry: Necklace and earrings from Lazuri Fall Romance suite

Midnight Dream is now a Lost Region

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Circle In The Sand

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Sundown all around
Walking through the summer’s end
Waves crash
Baby don’t look back
I won’t walk away again

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Oooooh, baby, anywhere you go
We are bound together
I begin, baby, where you end
Some things are forever

Circle in the sand, ’round and ’round
Neverending love is what we’ve found
And you complete the heart of me
Our love is all we need
Circle in the sand, circle in the sand

— “Circle In the Sand” by Ellen Shipley and Rick Nowels; performed by Belinda Carlisle

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The details:

Photographed at The Trace region

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Last Day at Fiera — Fast Note

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If you follow me on Plurk, you know I’ve been out of town.  I got back in time to check out the last day of the Fiera avant-garde event, and picked up a few things I’m wearing here from Zibska, along with other goodies from various stores.  This outfit doesn’t really scream avant garde to me, but it’s excellent and can work for multiple occasions.

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Posted March 31, 2014 by Harper Ganesvoort in Fashion

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Oscars Redux — I’m Jennifer Lawrence!

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Yes, this year’s Academy Awards are behind us; the OFPC is in bed until next January; but I couldn’t resist this dress when I came across it a week or so ago.  It’s just so darn close to what Jennifer Lawrence wore to this year’s ceremony in RL!  The two differences I can see are a richer red on the in-world dress (Jennifer’s, as you can see, was an orange-y color), and an extremely low back on my dress.  Not surprising on the last, though; this dress was worked up by Pure Poison, and Shaleene Kenin has a definite reputation for sexy apparel.

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I tried to get fairly close to Jennifer’s actual look when I put this shoot together, but there are inevitable differences.  My hairstyle is fuller than hers, and I couldn’t find a shoulder collar necklace like hers, let alone one that draped down the back.  (Lawrence — or her stylist — seems to have a liking for this, as she wore a back-duster in 2013 as well.)  I chose to add in a grace note of color as well, thus the EarthStones watch on my wrist.  All in all, a delicious look!

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The details:

Skin: PXL Faith (SK NE LEB)
Eyes: Sterling Artistry Jeweled Eyes (brightblue)
Hair: A&A Nancy (shade 9)
Nails: Mandala HUD nails (medium)
Gown: Pure Poison Valentina (Red)
Shoes: Maitreya Gold Shanti (Black)
Makeup (in order): Defenestration Dark Green eyeshadow; cheLLe Eyelashes 3; Glamorize Treasured Kisses lipstick (auburn brown)
Jewelry: Chop Zuey Ajisai earrings (diamonds); EarthStones Gemstone Palette Watch (Spectrum/gold); Lazuri MVW 2013 Lolita Paragorn necklace (HUD)

Photographed at the Rose Theatre Opera House

Baiastice At the Pixel Bean

Sometimes you just gotta slow down and relax.  That’s what’s so nice about the various popular coffee houses and bars in Second Life, such as the Pixel Bean (redesigned from last year); you can kick back as much as you want, have a cuppa virtual tea or coffee, even pet a cat if you want.  (You can’t do that in real coffee houses, of course; health laws won’t let them have a house cat or dog.)

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Posted September 26, 2012 by Harper Ganesvoort in Fashion

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