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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.

Arabian Comfort at Home

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“Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.” — Jane Austen, Emma

Turn the page, and I’ll show you how I relax in this new gown.

Tutorial On Tattoo Makeup — Daytime

Time for a bit of a tutorial here.  “Old hands” may not particularly need a refresher; but I actually encountered an established Resident the other day who complimented me on my makeup choices, and then said that she could never figure out how to do eyeshadow the way she liked.  So some older Residents may want to take a look at this as well.  It’s also an appropriate time to take a glance at makeup, since this quarter’s MONS Cosmetic Fair is running.  I’ve taken a turn through — getting new eyeshadow tattoos and lipstick and nails for SLink hands is almost as much fun as extreme hair at Hair Fair — and it pays to know how to use those tattoos to the best effect.

I’m going to do two different looks:  a form for casual or semi-casual occasions, and another for something much more exotic, more like a costume event, or a Sixties-style modeling session with Veruschka or Edie Sedgwick in front of the lens.  In both cases, my skin is Faith (sunkissed, nude lips) by PXL’s Hart Larsson, which is my standard day-to-day skin.  The nude lips have the advantage of less interference with lipstick if you’ve picked up a lip tattoo that doesn’t cover the entire lip line; but sometimes having pre-dyed lips below a small tattoo can give an interesting grace note to the look.  Lipstick, though, can be left for the end of the session.

Keep in mind that the products I use may have been available in the past, but that doesn’t guarantee that they’re on hand now.  I like to use lots of old standbys that have worked for a long time, though I may juggle the palette around at times for different colors, depending on my hair and clothes.  Once you start building a makeup collection, you’ll probably accumulate a batch of goodies that become your “go-to” products as well.

The tutorial begins after the break.

Posted October 18, 2013 by Harper Ganesvoort in Fashion, Makeup

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Saint Patrick’s Day 2013

No matter where you are — even if it’s in a virtual world — March 17 brings out the Irish in you in a good way.  We don’t go in for green beer too much in world; but we do party, quite a bit.  (Hey, any good excuse for a party!)  And, even though there have been several almost continuous venues all weekend, the most traditional place to go, and probably the purist Irish experience, is in Dublin region at that grid-wide famous pub, The Blarney Stone.

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Read on for more.

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