“She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn’t boring.” ~ Zelda Fitzgerald

Instead of taking my own photos, I asked a friend of mine, Wheelerwood Oppewall, to take the photos. Wheeler likes to “dabble” with photography in SL, making some lovely photos on location in SL. His style makes the model integral with the surrounding landscape, providing a dramatic narrative for the viewer. We have enjoyed working together and will be doing several other photos through the weeks. I hope you enjoy them and find new venues for your own exploration.

He and I got together to do a series of photos for my blog for fun. This first set was inspired by Zelda Fitzgerald. I chose a dress from Sonatta Morales. I can’t speak highly enough of Sonatta’s work, which fills a void for high end fashionistas in retro dressing and costuming. Sonatta researches and represents her garments through meticulous textures and construction. I am always struck by how well Sonatta employs the pieces of SL to create historically accurate garments. She also uses elaborate patterns redolent of the times from which they were taken. I wish more creators used actual patterns (and not just solid color fabrics) in their work.


“I don’t want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally.” ~ Zelda Fitzgerald

Hair: **Pocket Mirrors** Gina Short Fringe Black by Alair Cortes for Pocket Mirrors

Skin: -Belleza- Mya Med 5 by Tricky Boucher for-Belleza- *

Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Black (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Dress: Sonatta Morales *8* Ming by Sonatta Morales for Sonatta Morales

Earrings: MG – Earrings – Singapore Swing – Triple Ebony by Maxi Gossamer for Maxi Gossamer *

Shoes: [Gos] Mae Platform – Naturelle Collection by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique*

Photos taken by Wheelerwood Oppewall. See his Koinup here. See his Flickr here. See his work at Artists in SL. Check out his website here. Friend him on Facebook here.

Taken at the Rose Theater

Taken using the Lumipro by Stefan Buscaylet

2 thoughts on “Zelda

  1. @ Harper Ganesvoort: a black and white gown is what she will get. Not very usefull in a fashion blog, don’t you think?
    The colours of the background/location are very subdued anyway and are not disturbing the classical apppearence. I found the photos to be refreshingly different from Harper’s usual style.

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