There is no greater thrill for a fashionista than to have some design named after them. If you have a name many folks don’t know how to pronounce, it’s even more thrilling because it doesn’t happen very often. So, yes! I was thrilled when Thalia Heckroth named her newest gown in my honor. I was even more thrilled though, seeing it’s modern lines and minimalist style.
I decided to be my own kind of witch this Halloween, making my costume from a gown from BAIASTICE, a beautiful fur coat from Sacha’s Designs, and a FUN free gift from Argrace – HALLOWEEN HAT HAIR !! (They have one for BOYS TOO!) Continue reading
The Tale of Rumpelstiltskin was always one that troubled me as a child. Really this poor girl has been kidnapped against her will because her FATHER is an ass and you can’t be nice to her and help her out? You have to make a bargain for her FIRST CHILD?
And what’s he going to do with the child anyway? I can’t even remember what the story says. In my mind, he’s going to eat it. WHAT A JERKWAD. Continue reading
Leaves blowing in are just one danger of leaving open your windows around here. Another would be that you might get burglars, or noobs. I chanced it and only wound up with a shower of leaves as the fall colors are suddenly everywhere. Continue reading
Thalia Heckroth is probably more familiar to fashionistas for her blogging and extraordinary photography and videos. She is one of the photographers who has experimented and pushed the boundaries of Second Life® photography and video by exploiting the lighting and other settings to their fullest. She recently turned her talents to clothing design, launching a new and successful brand that specializes in minimalist modern classics.
It’s Only Fashion: What was your first day in Second Life like? What made you stick it out through the learning curve?
Thalia Heckroth: The first day I landed in Orientation Island and felt immediately at ease. I didn’t experience a learning curve for anything other than wearing shoes. I deleted the shoe bases for a while until a good friend of mine told me shoes were useless without it. LOL.
Autumn has been painting its palette all across Second Life for the past month. I stopped by Izzie’s because it is always one of the most beautiful seasonal sims and sure enough, Izzie’s portrait of autumn is beautiful. In fact, it’s so lovely, I decided to use a paint filter on one of my snaps to turn it into a painting. If you stop by Izzie’s, don’t touch the kitty, she is shy.
Is there anything sweeter than the joy of a new computer that is awesomer than anticipated? Nope. Awesomer IS a word. I’m currently in the sweet spot of NEW COMPUTER JOY and it’s hard not to be super happy. I’m not a big badass gaming machine but it’s mine and it works and that’s all I needed from it, frankly.
I spent my Saturday night in both lives, with a book. Continue reading
With Halloween coming, scary pictures are starting to take over Flickr and there are several in this week’s gallery of my favorites. They aren’t all scary though. There are also pictures celebrating the seasons of Second Life, the fashions, the quirkiness as well as some that are just slices of life.
Candela Kira’s Kayako is inspired by Kayako Saeki from the movie Ju-On and The Grudge. I have not seen either one, but I assume they are terrifying as is this wonderfully scary picture. There is a lot of artistry at work making this such a scary picture. As you can see, she used the Rule of Thirds to put the focus on that outstretched hand. By centering her subject in the long hallway, the natural lines of the architecture create sight lines leading to her subject. She also used any eye control HUD to cross her eyes, giving them a spooky intensity. I don’t know if that hand is available in SL or a morph, but if it is a morph, it is the most successful one I have seen. It is out of focus, making its reach for you even more frightening because it adds depth and motion. This is a great photo that does exactly what she wants it to do. I was startled when it came on my stream – a small jolt of fear. What more can you ask for? Continue reading
WoW dropped the prepatch to their next expansion and all hell broke loose in Azeroth. Everyone experienced challenges and problems. I personally experience a problem I didn’t see anyone else have. In the middle of the patch………
BLAM. BSOD. END TIMES PEOPLE END TIMES. Continue reading