The Betty Page


Betty Page.

An iconic pin-up girl in the 1950s, regularly photographed fully nude and never came across as cheap or sleazy. Of course, in those days, photographs weren’t quite as explicit as they are today (well, they were, but not in the context of pin up girls) so Betty carried with her an aura of jazz cool, an aloofness that still exudes beauty and sexuality today.

We previously made Betty one of our ‘Heroes of Naturism’. Abigail, who wrote that post, also had a go at being Betty.

Abbey, a different Abbey (maybe there’s something in the name that attracts avatars to retro sims and looks!) who has featured in these pages before, lives her Second Life as pop culture celebrities, and has lived her SL in the past as Audrey Hepburn, for example. It demonstrates just how like real life we can, within the limitations of the game, live our Second Lives. Currently, Abbey is living life as Betty Page. Here she is at the 1950s Time Portal sim, back in the 50s, in Betty’s trademark hairstyle and corsetry. The entire avatar was purchased on the Marketplace for L$150, apparently.


While Betty Page isn’t quite a ‘naturist’ topic, she certainly did enough photoshoots on beaches, in the nude, (see the gallery) to make naturism appear rather jolly and wholesome.


Faboo gifts

Faboo is one of my favourite beachwear stores, and they’ve got a lot of group gifts set out (no joining fee) for both men and women.

Evie models an open, tied shirt along with a long sarong (a shorter version, not photographed, is also available.

Meanwhile, the shorts caught my eye, definitely something I do wear occasionally even on a naturist holiday. Sometimes if we drive to a naturist beach the car park area isn’t officially naturist, so something like these for the walk to the beach, or even the drive itself, are perfect.

Dick wasn’t happy with me asking him to pose in a thong. ‘They look ridiculous in real life’, he protested, not unreasonably, but he pulled them on and struck a slightly irritated, defiant pose.

There’s a bunch of other stuff, all beach related, set out at Faboo, so with the beach season upon us in SL I suggest you hop over to their store ASAP.