So, I got the special treat of working with my old friend and colleague Justine this week. She was a fantastic blogger for four of the biggest blogs in Second Life back in the day, from fashion to news whatever the Herald was, Justine was a centerpiece.
Working with her is the best part- she's funny and fun. The second-best part is that she can whip out beautiful avatar after beautiful avatar, each different than the one before it. You want a pixie? A beautiful African-American Fashionista? The girl next door? She can change into any of these and more before I can even find a pair of shoes in my inventory. Source: Experience.
For our shoot, she first teleported me to The Virtual Chelsea Hotel where I found her rocking an homage to Amy Winehouse, and after several pics, changed avatars completely and we went to a beautiful beach, and then... well, I'll just let the pictures this week tell that story.
By the way, when I sat down to write this, I put Leonard Cohen's Chelsea Hotel #2 on, what a brilliant song. The first Leonard Cohen song I ever heard was "The Future," which I saw him perform on David Letterman. (Who would have thought it was his television debut!?)
I immediately bought that album (on cassette!) and then his greatest hits. And, true confession here, I didn't like his music all that much. Whatever album "The Future" was on, I liked. Greatest hits, not so much, "derivative of Bob Dylan but traveling through molasses" was generally my thought. But over time, listening here and there, they started to speak to me. Chelsea Hotel #2 literally gave me chills when I listened to it just now, I had to stop writing and listen, it's such a beautiful song.
Now, I love his music, it's both mellow and intense at the same time. If you like music and haven't listened to Leonard Cohen, do yourself a favor. My favorites include many, but give a listen to Dress Rehearsal Rag, Famous Blue Raincoat, The Partisan, Suzanne, Waiting for the Miracle, and of course his most famous song Hallelujah.
And yes, I warned Justine when she told me that she wanted to shoot at the Chelsea that I would spend a lot of time babbling about Leonard Cohen. Be grateful I don't go into the history of the real Hotel Chelsea and all the amazing people who stayed there. Do check out the virtual Chelsea, it's fun.
So, to give Justine her thousand words, here she is, paying tribute to Amy Winehouse, another of my favorite artists. That Justine would combine them makes her way too cool for words to describe, amazing woman, I give you Justine as Amy at The Hotel Chelsea, more tomorrow!
The title of this post would make no sense to someone who hasn't been following the blog this week, but what I mean of course is that today we'll see a couple of pictures of Debi without glasses. As we learned in yesterday's post, she's worn glasses in SL forever, and with lasik surgery now available for avatars, she took them off for a few pictures.
I think she looks amazing with and without them!
This is the last post from my shoot with Debi, hopefully she'll come back and pose some more!
Debi posed for me in 2009 with the Alphaville Herald. I found some old pictures of her session with me and am amazed. A lot of us cringe when we see old pictures of ourselves but Debi looked as stunning then as she does now. Truly amazing.
She rocked pirate themed outfits in the 2009 session; FYI this picture is completely unretouched.
And here is a completely unretouched picture from 2015.
As promised, here's more of my friend Debi, who as I noted the other day, is a Second Life Cheerleader. I believe there's still time to jump into Second Life and help the cheerleaders raise money for Relay for Life! Here's a slurl to the location.
Today I have two pictures of Debi, I love both of them and I hope you do too!
This is one of my favorite sets of Debbie, but I have some really exciting models lined up to pose for the blog over the next few days, so this is the last one I'll post from this set- barring a comments section uprising, of course!
Debbie has agreed to some more shoots too, so stay tuned for more of her in the days and weeks ahead as well!
My friend Debi (not to be confused with Debbie, who is also posing this week), is very active in Second Life Cheerleaders Squad, and they are doing a fundraiser for Relay For Life this weekend. Here is a SLURL to their adorable little camping spot, which you can see in the pics below too.
AND, as a bonus, here's a pic of Debi, you'll see more of this photoshoot next week. :-)
I was thrilled my friend Debbie will pose for the blog, she has always been a favorite of you guys and definitely one of the most beautiful avatars in Second Life as well as a lot of fun to work with. Here she is in a robe and again, I didn't pay attention to the name of the sim or get a landmark, I promise I will do better next time with that!
Here is the fourth and final of the pictures I'm releasing from my trip with Jaime to this place. ALL the pictures were outstanding- but of course it's hard to screw up pictures of Jaime! (I have a few left I will post for a Throwback Thursday or something in the future, Jaime fans don't worry, you'll see your girl!
It feels great to be back and blogging again. Thank you readers for making me feel welcome back, and thank you Jaime for getting me back on track!
The third installment of my trip to this gorgeous sim with Jaime. She assures me we will get out and do more shoots soon, and I am actively bugging gorgeous women who posed for Post 6 at the Alphaville Herald with me to pose here. (They get to keep their clothes on for my blog!)
Though now that I look at Jaime, I may rethink that rule :-)
I was out of SL for a while, came back a month or so ago and have just been bouncing around, goofing off. My friend Jaime said I need to get back to blogging, so naturally I dragged her out to model for me. We went to this place, which is gorgeous, just like the company I was with. Thanks to Jaime for dragging me back, and for modeling!
(I will post more from this shoot over the next few days!)