16 March 2013

Fashion for Life

I had been so busy the past week I hadn't had a chance to visit Fashion for Life, the Second Life extension of Relay for Life, and so this post is coming in on the late side. Aside from the unquestionable value of the event itself and the many designers whose wares are for sale (or through whom you can contribute by making a purchase), I was really struck by three sims on the eastern edge that offered some striking artwork.

The first, the Lighthouse of Alexandria by Bryn Oh, (sponsored by [sYs] Design), is an enchanting and surreal scene (photo above): a "lighthouse" looming over a sea filled with paper boats and moths. Fly up to the top and you can purchase your very own Bryn Oh lookalike for L$1,000.

Immediately to the south is the Pyramid of Giza by Thoth-Anubis (Thoth Jantzen), sponsored by Chop Zuey Couture and Jewellery. Here it's important to have streaming media turned on to enjoy the dazzling light changes—the photo above can't really capture the experience.

And then just to the south of the Pyramid of Giza is the stunning Colossus of Rhodes by Rebeca Bashly (sponsored by .:EMO-tions:.), a jaw-dropping structure that towers far into the sky. In the image below you're essentially looking at an entire sim—an avatar would be a tiny dot in the photo. Here, the shops are inside the right leg and torso of the Colossus and are reached by the winding staircase that wraps around the shin, thigh and upper body—really quite extraordinary. Fashion for Life closes tomorrow (Sunday the 17th), so run over to explore and enjoy before it disappears.


  1. Did you know that Rebecca Bashly is selling the Colossus of Rhodes, with half of the proceeds going to Relay for Life? Awesome picture of the Colossus by the way. :) I think Crap Mariner needs to find a spot for the Colossus at Clockhaven :) That is what the robot's place is called if I recall correctly?

  2. I didn't know that! I'll have to go investigate! :) That would be an awesome thing to have a on a sim.

  3. The Colossus of Rhodes is one of the most impressive buildings I've ever seen in SL. As I said elsewhere, it made me feel "tiny, swollen both by the 'hugeness' of the monument and the 'nothingness' before me" when I reached the top. It was breathtaking.

  4. Agreed, Ricco, and I hope it finds a new home that's open to the public!