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Ballroom or Bordello?

Spent a little time looking through my notices and came across one for the Genre event which is new to me.  The premiss is ” Genre is a new monthly event that focuses on celebrating the different cultures within SL” and even better nothing is priced over 100Lds.

urb100glassThis is The Annex’s offering of a completely sumptuous mesh dress with a very Victorian/steam punk inspired look.  Red Damask is the name with rich draped blood red Damask over a satin black underskirt. The low-cut top allows a lot of cleavage and the straps on the arm flex really well.  The main body of the skirt is non rigged  which means it doesn’t flow as much as a unrigged mesh and in fact I saw the demo of this on someone else and my first thought was it’s a sculpted skirt but it’s not, that still didn’t put me off trying the demo for myself and especially since it’s on special off of only 100Lds I was so pleased with it happily snapped it up but definitely try the demo first.   It’s so regal and, going to say it again, sumptuous.  Almost forgot to say gloves and veiled hat are also included.

The hair is another offer from Curio Obscura at Genre .and it’s from one of my fav quirky shops in SL.  I chose the “Victorina Ladylike” style but the is another equally as stylised hair option.  A very stylish thick look, piled high with thick ringlets.  Certainly a unique look.

GlassThen I turned off the light and walked “through the looking glass” and WOAH…..

urb100You enter a wonderland.  A large ballroom stuffed with all the weird and wonderful things we love about Alice in Wonderland.   I’ve already missed last Saturdays  ball but there is another one this Saturday so I have made a note of the time and I’m hoping to get there myself.  This is a massive build over many sims (yes I’ve forgotten how many).  I frequent it and never get bored because behind every door is  a stunning room or display.  The heart of all the sims is The Red Rose Theatre  a palace that would equal Versailles in opulence.  Open to all, you don’t have to be dressed up to the nines but this is a place to put on your full length gowns or best suit and tie and just go OTT.  Even if you’re not into dressing up you’re still more than welcome.  This isn’t a “naughty” place and you won’t find certain pose balls but what you will find it many areas to just sit and relax from the formal to the casual, pools and stables and plenty of gardens to wander.

A nice touch is that most of the furnishings are for sale but instead of having to TP to the shop you can just click and buy the item as it’s placed out in the palace AND WOW I’ve just seen in their blog that they now have whole suites for rent as soon as I rezz inworld I’m off for a mooch around for myself.

The Rose Theater and Art Gallery

The Rose Theater Blog

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Its all about Art really

red morning - the grey november  gallery - Rodriguez Munro

I was looking for a rainy spot in Second Life to take some photos and I came across a gallery…yeah I know right? Few and far between these days in world. I was curious and wandered inside, and I found some utterly gorgeous original art work. The gallery is called “grey november” and it’s a real treat if you like some added realism on your artwork. All the pieces are made from real life photographs that the artist Rodriguez Munro has taken around his home town. Then they have been worked on, and had special effects added such as gently moving fog, slow swirling mist, rain etc. Of course I’ve seen animated photos in Second Life many times before, but this is different. Its subtle, you don’t look at it and the effects assault your eyes , the effects draw you into the landscape gently…its really beautifully done. I bought the framed print you see above “red morning”…and its hanging in my SL lounge. I keep finding myself staring at it, it’s very relaxing actually .

This photo was inspired by a poem “in the mists” written by H. Hesse :

Wondrous to wander through mists! Parted are bush and stone: None to the other exists, Each stands alone.

Many my friends came calling then, when I lived in the light; Now that the fogs are falling, None is in sight.

Truly, only the sages Fathom the darkness to fall, Which, as silent as cages, Separates all.

Strange to walk in the mists! Life has to solitude grown. None for the other exists: Each is alone.

Pay a visit and see the photos for yourself, its a lovely place .

grey november gallery