Skip Staheli's stunning Second Life-based image is actually an advertisement for the SL brand Blacklace and features a dramatic pose from DeePosed, and for my money, it's better than any actual fashion photo from Vanity Fair or any other thick perfume sample-smelly magazine you'd care to crack. (Featuring SL supermodel and spouse Delinda Staheli.) Yes there's surely heavy post-processing going on in this image, but then again, RL fashion photos are even more notorious about Photoshop and pretend they're not. Click to Staheli's page embiggenate.
Hardly anyone seems to like Suicide Squad (except the actual audience) but at least it inspired this great Second Life cosplay of The Joker and Harley Quinn by Roman Godde -- click to embiggenate.
Hair Fair 2016 is now running in Second Life, an annual extravaganza fundraiser in which all proceeds from sales of virtual hair are converted into real cash to benefit Wigs for Kids, a three decade-old non-profit providing, as the site explains, "Hair Replacement Systems and support for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues at no cost to children or their families."
Go here for all the links and virtual hair for sale. For further inspiration, here's a Flickr pool of Hair Fair submissions on display (where I got the one above, from Carley Benazzi).
Well this is an interesting tweet that High Fidelity founder Philip Rosedale retweeted today:
Gizem Mishi Akin is associated with the insanely popular Second Life fashion brand known as Blueberry. Unless I missed it, this is the first well-known SL brand that's publicly announced a project in High Fidelity (let alone Linden Lab's Project Sansar.)
Blanche's Randomity from Blanche Foxclaw is a very well-named SL fashion blog, because it is definitely a cornucopia of random scenes, each pretty unique and impressive, and there's just dozens and dozens. This screencap above is just a tiny sample: Go to her homepage, click on a thumbnail for the embiggened image and credits for each item.
Thanks to Sophee Mojo for the tip!
Pretty impressive avatar cosplay of the iconic artist by French SL blogger Eve Kazan -- with all Frida's fashion items listed. Not sure where Eve got Frida's iconic unibrow, though.
Black Desert's avatar customization system definitely seems impressive, but I gotta say, the latest user-made mesh-based heads in Second Life are giving it a run for its virtual money:
Video demo via Strawberry, who has the details on her blog. Too bad this level of customization is only going to be available to established SLers who know where to get their heads.
Harper Ganesvoort's 7th annual Oscar-themed Second Life avatar fashion photo contest is open for submissions, with a total of L$50,000 in prizes for the best pics. You can see the entries so far on this Flickr page.
I would like to feature some entries here on New World Notes, so post your entry links in Comments. Bonus points if your avatar is dressed in Mad Max: Fury Road-themed formal wear and/or calls out the #Oscarsowhite controversy. Because far as I'm concerned, that was the only truly great movie that's been nominated, and the racism flare-up is the only thing worth watching the Oscars for. (But that's just me, or maybe not.)
Of course you would, of course you would. Let Casja show you how.
Battle Scars from Jay Tedder Murs is a spectacular fashion blog, full of creatively composed and beautifully lit fashion spreads with an emphasis on male fashion, but that's just the start. As Cajsa Lilliehook tells me, "You can download his WindLights.Easiest to follow the tag Battle Scars:Windlight."