Je suis Paris

The horror of events in Paris continues to unfold. Second Life is, happily, mostly politics free, but our second lives get wrapped up with our real life feelings when something like these mindless attacks take place. Second Life is already responding.

 

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A memorial at the Uni of Arts

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When I teleported over to the Paris 1900 sim, a large number of avatars had gathered.

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Paris 1900 has a hand-held board (L$0) which you can collect to express solidarity with the people of Paris.

 

Trine

Nudity normalised

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Consider the photo above. A naturist lady, obviously flying a kite, is focussed on her activities. The textile group passing are engrossed in their conversation. The naturist is not someone to be ogled, considered strange, laughed at, stared at. The naturist lady is doing her thing, and dressed as she sees appropriate. The textile group (although they may be be naturists who’ve just got dressed or are about to get naked, we have no context) find the naturist lady’s presence unremarkable. This isn’t some dumb ‘CMNF’ scenario. This, we hope, is the future of naturism on beaches around the globe.

Trine

Bags: A naturist accessory posting

I’m just back from the Gabriel main store where there’s a number of free gifts on display, a couple being useful from a naturist accessory perspective.

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The first two photos show a ‘body bag’ from front and back. I like the way it’s designed to fit neatly into my cleavage, as it would in real life.

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The next item is a shoulder bag. There are other gifts, including shoes and boots for men and women, which I’ve chosen not to blog. All are L$0 on joining the (free) group.

For anyone wondering about a change of hairstyle (upstairs and down) again, I’ve literally stepped away from a photo shoot with Diane for part of our vintage season, to quickly blog this, hence a slightly more vintage look 😉

Abigail

 

Posemakers wanted!

Does anyone out there make poses? I’d be delighted if there are, and they might get in touch, as I’d like to obtain a pose and will commission a pose along the following lines…

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Arms up or outstretched, and with their bikinis in their hands (or a pair of swimming trunks as a male equivalent). Maybe a HUD to change the swimwear’s colour? If you make poses, know anyone who does, or can recommend a pose-maker who takes commissions, please let me know.

I have been able to locate both a bra and panties on the floor on the Marketplace (L$50 each), but if anyone could make these as swimsuits, I’d also be obliged.

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The reason why I ask is because the photos above are something of a little bit of a naturist theme. You get nervous first timers who arrive on the beach (and the sun club I belong to also permits first-timers to wear a swimsuit for a while so that nervous newbies can find their comfort levels) who eventually lose the swimwear and photos do get taken in a triumphant debut. It would be nice to replicate that in Second Life if I can find a willing pose-maker to do one for me.

 

Trine

 

Second Life’s naturist geography

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Look at the four photos above. They’re all from Montalivet, a naturist campsite in France. The bike park exists because so many campers bring bikes with them, and will have ridden 2-3 kms from their camper van, tent or chalet on the other side of the woods in which Montalivet is sited.

This photo (below) looking in the other direction gives an idea of the size and wooded aspect of the site.

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Sometimes I think that Second Life beaches sometimes lack a little sparkle where their geography is concerned (not something that’s confined to naturist beaches). Second Life beaches, naturist or textile, are often focused too much on being tropical. Not all beaches in real life are like that. Few, in fact.

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What did you see in the photos above? I saw cliffs, waterfalls, plunge pools, streams, rocky rivers, sand dunes and ferned woodland (similar to what you would walk through, or cycle through, from Montalivet’s campsite to its beach.

Of course, I’m not expecting the equivalent of a kilometre of sand with dunes behind it, sim costs would prevent that, but equally these are all naturist locations in real life that are less well addressed in Second Life.

To that end, I’m on a quest to source different and unique spots in Second Life where the skinny-dipping might more accurately reflect naturist opportunity than just a tropical beach.

A mini-series, which will also tie in with our championing of Wild Swimming recently, will be coming up shortly.

Abigail

 

Autumn outfits for naturist ladies

This post isn’t naturist, but I thought it worth blogging some autumnal outfits that look gorgeous, and are a bit unique, to my way of thinking, compared to many Second Life outfits. We often dress up in outfits that aren’t always true to our real life selves, but this trio are definitely very much from a real life wardrobe and look fabulous for it. I was minded to show some clothes just as reminder that the naturist season has now well and truly disappeared. It’s wet and windy where I am, and not much chance to roll out of bed and into the kitchen this morning wearing my birthday suit. It was necessary to get dressed! And so, a reminder that naturists do have to dress sometimes in this trio of outfits.

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Outfit from FA Creations (L$0)

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Outfit from Ever an Angel (L$0)

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Full length dress from Sabbia (L$0)

There’s no top to accompany the Sabbia skirt so it’s a little bit SL Naturist. All three are free right now and look great. That’s probably going to be the extent of out ‘autumn outfits for naturists whose season has disappeared with the equinox’ coverage, and it’s normal service being resumed in the next post.

Trine