Recent Changes In Flickr and What It Means For Second Life Bloggers

Since the announcement was made on November 1st that there would be changes to Flickr’s Pro and Free account offerings ( Let’s be candid.), feelings of disbelief, anger, and concern have been expressed in the Second Life community. There is no secret that Flickr has been integral to promoting SL fashion & photography. I have even written a couple of blog posts in the past about the influence of Flickr on Second Life blogging, and my own struggle to get the coveted 99+ faves . After reading all of the chatter for the past several days, I decided to make my own comments on the situation.

Second Life Bloggers and changes to Flickr

Dress: {ViSion} //Lorene Shirt W/Corset – Maitreya
Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Ari braid Add on – Browns
Hairbase + Sideburns: S.E PURE GOLD BROWN
Makeup: alaskametro<3 “New Wave” makeup – Catwa applier HUD
Jewelry: Chop ZueyEnfleurage Set
Pose: **Manifeste** – Model_698
Backdrop: FOXCITY. Photo Booth – Ballroom (Pastel Multi Chandelier)

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The Fantasy Angels at Rock Your Rack 2018

On Sunday, October 7th, The Fantasy Angels did a charity show at the Rock Your Rack event. The Angels showcased some of their favorite music genres, which included pop, rock, and samba.

Rock Your Rack is the annual fundraiser started in October of 2012 by Jamee Sandalwood and the team at Models Giving Back. This event is endorsed as an official fundraiser with the National Breast Cancer Foundation. More information about Rock Your Rack can be found here.

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MISS VIRTUAL UNIVERSE 2019 – Second Challenge Recap

On Friday, October 5, I attended the show where the Miss Virtual Universe candidates showcased their stylings for the second challenge.

I had some technical difficulties, and combined with Second Life logging over 90% of the audience and participants offline, I was not able to get the amount of photos that I would have liked.

To open up the show, Morgaine read various passages from Dante’s Purgatorio and Paradiso, describing the Zodiac and its 12 signs.

“And now see how from thence the oblique ring,
which bears the planets with it, branches off,
to please the world which calls upon them…” Paradiso X, 13-15

“O glorious stars, O light, that pregnant art
with mighty virtue, from which I acknowledge
all of my genius, whatsoever it be;
with you was born, and in your midst was hiding
he who is father of all mortal life,
when first I breathed the Tuscan air…” Paradiso XXII, 112-117

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Carilynn O’Hare Tribute Fashion Show

Last night I went to a special tribute show for Carilynn O’Hare. Although I had never had the pleasure of meeting her personally, I did know of her, and I saw her at SL fashion shows and events. Even though the show was held at 6 PM SLT, there were over 90 people on two sims in attendance – something that I had never seen for that time of night or on that day of the week. In a time where models have come under fire for everything from having disproportionate shapes to not having that much of an impact on today’s SL fashion, it was honestly a good day to be a Second Life model. There was not only so much talent on the stage and in the audience, but to see the impact that one person had on a group of people was truly inspiring.

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MISS SL 2018 Recap

Hey guys! I hope everyone is having a happy June so far. If not, there is still time to get this month off to a great start 🙂

On Saturday, May 26, I attended the MISS SL 2018 Grand Finale. MISS SL is a Second Life pageant where contestants compete in elaborate runway and photography challenges. The finale lasted 7 hours. But with 15 finalists styling for three categories (National, Victoria Secret, and Formal) and answering questions by the judges, this was to be expected.

About halfway through, I decided to do a blog post on the event because I was blown away by what the finalists had come up with. If you want to see photos of what the contestants wore for the challenges during the finale, you can check out Melinda Bayn’s Facebook album. I believe you do have to be her friend on Facebook to see the photos, but they are indeed worth it!

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