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Showing posts with label Harper Ganesvoort. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Harper Ganesvoort. Show all posts

Monday, January 12, 2015

6th Annual Oscar Fashion Photo Contest- January 8-February 22nd- 28,500L in Prizes!

Around the Grid with Harper, the Second Life blog published by Harper Ganesvoort, announces its 6th Annual Oscar Fashion Photo Contest, running from now until February 22, 2015.  Residents of Second Life can once again compete for L$28,500 in prizes, with L$10,000 going to the 1st-place winner.

"I've opened up the competition early this year," Harper said, "since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences chose to shorten the voting period for the Academy Awards this year.  The Contest normally closes at 12:01  am SLT following the broadcast of the Oscars.  That means that, this year, entrants would only have about 5 weeks to put together a look, photograph it, and do any post-processing work they desired before submissions closed.  So I've chosen to open the groups early to try and equalize out the entry period with previous contest editions.

"Last year's contest was the first in my blog's history with a guaranteed prize fund of nearly L$30,000," Harper continued.  "The actual amount paid out was about L$10,000 more than the guarantee, as there were several entries with two avatars in the shot.  I feel that everyone in the picture deserves to share in the prize fund.

"Last year also saw a huge upswing in the number of men involved in the shot, or as the primary submitter.  Eight men were entered, and five of them placed in the winners' list, including the first prize.  It's easy to forget, in the female-centric fashion world, that men can dress up as well.  Indeed, last year's winner, Jackson Redstar, covered both sides of the equation -- he shot his photo as both the man and the woman!  It was amusing as well as enjoyable to see his vintage-styled photo, and to award it the top honor.

"I hope to see a strong showing from the men again, but I of course wish all entrants the best of luck, and look forward to some great photos again this year."

As always, there will be three placing finishers, as well as four honorable mentions.  First prize is L$10,000; second, L$7,500; and third, L$5,000.  Each honorable mention will receive a prize of L$1,500.  Complete contest rules may be found at the contest announcement at

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Squinternet Larnia - rest in peace lovely lady

Dedicated to the talented designer Squinternet Larnia of Donna Flora - who has sadly lost her battle against cancer.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.

I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush

Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.

I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave bereft
I am not there. I have not left.

 - Mary Elizabeth Frye -

In late 2011, Squinternet Larnia of Donna Flora, thought she was suffering from repetitive stress injury, but in that December she learned that the aching in her bones was not from working on the computer but from breast cancer that had metastasized into her bones.  She surprised everyone by rallying at the time. She pursued alternative therapies that gave her energy and strength. They did not cure the cancer, but for a time they managed it. She outlasted her doctor’s prognosis by more than a year
Squinternet you will be missed by all your friends and the SL fashion industry as a whole.