OOC Avatar Geeking!

Skin Fair is going on in Second Life, and of course Gwyneth, as the fae incarnation of love, must always look beautiful and desirable, especially as we are moving swiftly into her half of the faery court year. I needed a new look for her, one that was approachable, warm, beautiful, but also ageless and queenly. I know: I don’t expect much from her, do I?

On a technical level it was also important to me that whatever skin I ended up choosing came with appliers for the SLink Physique mesh body, since I am not now willing to sacrifice those elbows! And the knees! OMG THE KNEES. *ahem*   sorry.

The skin is new from Izzy’s. The amazing ears are new from Lumae, far and away the nicest ones I’ve seen so far in SL (and believe me, I’ve looked!).

So here are a few shots of Gwyneth just posing and housing around in her bower. All but the obviously arted-up one are filterless, shot with graphics customised in Firestorm’s Phototools (set to “stupid”, for those of you who have me geek about this before), cropped in Photos on my iPad. Collage created in Photostein, though it’s not the only village app I use. Obviously arted-up photo uses DistressedFX, which I chose (and paid for!) because the app developer is a Second Life content creator.

BODY: SLink
EARS: Lumae
SKIN: Izzy’s
MAKEUP: MOCK (of course!)
HAIR: eXxEsS
JEWELLERY: Evie’s Closet (crown, collar); No. 7 (leaf eyelash)
DRESS: Caverna Obscure
WINGS: Fable Workshop
ARM FLOWER GAUNTLET: Southpaw

Thanks are due to the intrepid Luna, the dauntless Wren, and the not-quite-sure-where-he-is-at-the-moment Tristan, for helping me with extra sets of eyes while I was choosing Gwyneth’s new skin.