Friday, March 5, 2010

Today we froze our butts off

berry in the snow


I'm not sure what makes avatars beautiful. Second Life seems to encourage a certain look, making it tough to appear old or out of shape or unique. I remember the furor that blossomed when Uma Ceawlin began to post. "You're too thin!" People commented, noting her Twiggy-esque look. Too thin or not, the reason why Uma's look worked is because of a combination of her personality and artistry. Avatars are a blank canvas upon which we throw our innermost ideas about appearance and presentation. In the real world, people judge us through our physical presence all the time, but we're constrained by so many things, including (for example) gender. We're not constrained at all in Second Life, and the absolute freedom can create angels or monsters (or sometimes both at once).

My point is that Strawberry Singh here is gorgeous, but not just because of the size of her ass..ets (don't kill me, Berry :D ). I find her avatar lovely because of how she expresses her inner being through this blank canvas. I can see her values just by looking at her -- she prizes elegance and class, but without compromising what makes her Berry; a self-assured look, balance of sexiness and modesty, and the brilliance of her eyes. Have some love back, Berry! And everyone go check out her blog.

berry in the snow (2)


On Miss Berry:
***Skin: AtomicBambi - APPLE SK!N - (SUNBLUSH) Allure by AtomicSparkle Skytower
***Hair: Maitreya Jade - Chocolate by Onyx LeShelle
***Jacket: AOHARU_BT_TweedFeminineCoat_Beige by machang Pichot
***Top: [W&B] Cole Boatneck Top VAN CLEEF by Twiggy Whippet
***Skirt: (5th&Oxford) Rebel, Rebel Mini - *DIRTY* by Roslin Petion
***Socks: Maitreya Slouch Socks Brown by Onyx LeShelle
***Boots: - TESLA - Angelina Chocolate by Tesla Miles
***Necklace: (luc) Tropical Wood Necklace , Style#1 by Lucas Lameth
***Pose: Long Awkward Pose by Dove Swanson

On Acha:
***Gloves: Sprawl shove gloves
***Skin: Ugly Duck Michael - 5'oclock - freckles
***Socks: Picnic Leather band suspender socks (marron)
***Boots: NC Boots009 black
***Hair: Surf Couture Jim - Caramel
***Vest: ~silentsparrow~ copper fenris leather vest
***Pants: Ninikoboy rollup denim
***Shirt: DP**yumyum simple long T (black)
***Necklace: Sinistyle sculpted dog tags
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