Batting 500

16 12 2010

Today marks my 500th post (according to WordPress). This could be the point where I say, “Sorry guys. I am done.” Or could be the time when I radically change the blog. I will be doing neither, since this sort of snuck up on me and frankly, I don’t have the wherewithal to make any big changes. Things seem to be steaming along of their own momentum.

I will give you some statistics: If you have read my blog since day one, your brain has been exposed to 1700+ photos. You have seen approximately 2,700 slurls. As of this writing, there have been 999 comments. (Ha!) You have read approximately 200,000 words (based on a sampling of my blogs, I guessed about 400 words per average). (Uh, hello, according to sources I have checked, a novel is at least 50,000 words. I have written four novels, albeit kind of mediocre ones. A PhD thesis is about 100,000 words. I have written two but still have not gotten a grant.. ha!)

Batting 500

In celebration, I dressed up. This dress from maizon Rayna is a perfect choice because it has so many things I love—fashion combined with design combined with artistry. Start with the bodice: the texture of the material, probably a crepe de chine, runs over the very simple bodice and into the full skirt. She uses it in the gloves and then runs it into the fabric roses adorning the bodice and the gloves and around the waist. I can HEAR the material moving when I wear this dress because it is so evocatively rendered. Look closely at the back and you can SEE the hook and eye on the top and the zipper on the bodice. The prims are perfectly made and proportioned–the system pieces are clean. Just beautiful. Why does maizon know how to work these fine details in? She does fashion design in real life in Italy.

Batting 500

My perfect makeup is from Nena Janus. Her skin seems to fit many shapes—I have tested to check—and that’s really important. We don’t want to all look alike—I certainly don’t. Her lips are not so overdone or done in a frowny fashion so that my slight smile doesn’t show; her eyes are beautifully made up and not garish; her eyebrows are well shaped and realistic. My earrings are from Shea Paule, inspired by a set he did for a friend. These drops are classic and rich without being ostentatious. He JUST put them on Marketplace, transfer. They are a perfect gift for your loved one.

Batting 500

Each day is the first day of the rest of your blog. Onwards I sally forth to write another 500 *sigh*

Hair: fri. – Jules – Jealous Red by Parvarti Monday for fri.day

Skin: *League* Amber Br Sunkiss -Storm- Cleavage by Nena Janus for *League* *

Dress: GRETA by maizon Rayna for Terra D’ombrA

Earrings: Pearl & garnet pendant earring by Shea Paule for Hardware (available on Marketplace) *

Shoes: *GF* Ribbon Slingback Shoes -navy-  by Cerberus Noel for G Field

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12 responses

16 12 2010
todd action

comment 1000 …. and that is really the hat you are going with hmm?

16 12 2010
Harper Beresford

Yes. Yes it is. I like it :P

16 12 2010
Vaki

You’re so right about Nena Janus’s skins. When Taylor came out it became my default skin, and I practically never take it off. I can recognize the Taylor skin on other people — the lips are distinctive — but even when I’m sitting next to someone wearing the exact same skin in the exact same make-up, we don’t look alike. That’s such a hallmark of a good skin, I think: it makes you look fantastic while still retaining a shape’s individuality.

The Amber skins don’t look as good on me — they’re more delicate in the features, more feminine — but they still have that quality of being distinctive while retaining a shape’s individuality. Looks brilliant on you!

Congrats on 500 posts, Harper. Looking forward to 500 more.

16 12 2010
Harper Ganesvoort

Congratulations on the milestone, Harper. That’s one reason why I do anniversary posts every November — I like to look back and see where the blog’s gone over the year, and maybe speculate on what I want to do in the future.

16 12 2010
Harper Beresford

Thank you, Harper. And thanks for being a fan! :)

16 12 2010
Carissa Triellis

Congrats on such a great milestone! I hope & pray you do another 500 + or at least until you can’t type anymore! You are the best SL blogger hands down!!!

Keep up the good work!

rissa

16 12 2010
Harper Beresford

Aw thank you SO much! It feels good to know that some folks out there get something from my efforts and get some enjoyment.

17 12 2010
Ireland Barrymore

Congrats my Harper! Your style and keen eye for fashion has been evident since you rezzed those many days ago on my foot at Help Island Public! I <3 you and your blog with every fiber of my pixels!!

17 12 2010
Harper Beresford

This from the FIRST person to take me shopping. Bless you (or curse you). <3

21 02 2011
CJ

I just found your site…and I am loving it! thank you!

21 02 2011
Harper Beresford

Well, thank you!

24 12 2012
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[...] posts and Barely’s help (I almost feel guilty but I did some large posts of my own recently). I remember I was so amazed at getting to post 500. And here I am, on such an auspicious [...]

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