Monday, August 10, 2009



Weird story about this post. While I was photoshopping, a guy behind me at the cafe where I'm working peeked over my shoulder. "What are you doing? Is that your own art?" He asked, looking at the textures.

"Oh heck no," I said, and then realized how freaking difficult it is to describe what I'm doing. "See, there's this virtual world called Second Life. I play a fashion writer and photographer. These photos are of my avatar, and it's for my fashion blog..." Etc. Etc. Good God, it sounded weird. I'm not sure even now that he gets it, that I didn't actually do anything but photograph the avatar and fiddle with photoshop brushes. "I didn't draw or scan this. I didn't even make the clothes, skin or hair," I said sheepishly. "I'm not an artist at all."

However, it was nice to have someone see what is essentially my creative take on Second Life fashion and think it's artistic (or illustrative). About the clothing. Evie's Closet has made a frock named Jinx -- it comes with two kinds of skirts, big-ass and fairy-esque. As usual, the fabric moves like a watery dream in-world, and my inner demonic nymph loves the flow of it around her skin.



***Hair: Draconic Kiss Demona - silver
***Armthingies: Draconic Kiss Skulls & Ribbons wrap (old gift)
***Pierce: Ellabella Celestial piercing
***Stockings: Sheer stockings 03: fishnet black
***Skin: Curious Kitties Weeping Aura
***Tattoo: Alices Garden tattoo Flowers
***Flowers in hair: Wild O Juliet black
***Outfit: Evie's Closet Jinx - Green
***Boots: Bukka leatherboot white


Faery Sola said...

The way you put your outfits together *is* art Acha, and the way you show it :) You know I'm a massive fan of your work.

As for the dress, omg, it's just beautiful! :D Evie has done it again!!!

Desiree Debruyere said...

I second that comment, Faery! Achariya, you are my personal muse. If you ever turned your PhotoShop skills to clothes making, you'd be awesome.

But I do know what you mean about describing blogging SL fashion - it's hard to explain to "outworlders" - especially those of a certain age. lol

Lokum Shilova said...

I adore this dress !I get that a lot while explaining what I do for a leaving :D but hey its amusing to watch people's faces OHH I must say I am uber cool for my kids they think I am playing games all day long :D What you do is extremely creative in different ways so feel proud !