Estimated reading time: 1 minutes — iRez’ most (virtual) worldly author dropped by Second Life last night for a late night shopping spree. New clothes. Facial. Cut, color & perm. All of it. And why not? Later today we’re taking the annual iRez author photo!
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Ravanel Griffon, Vanessa Blaylock
We’re taking our annual iRez Author holiday group photo later today, and this year the iRez author who’s been to more worlds than any other decided to drop in on Second Life and be a part of the photo. Ravanel came by last night in her fresh off the rack “Party Girl” outfit and we went on a quest to find something a bit more Ravanel-ish!
Ravanel by day: Star of Diary of a Gamer Girl
Here’s a narrated slide show of Ravanel’s long night running the SL shopping & makeover circuit. Click any pix to enter slide show
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Ravanel arrives in SL! We met up at Kimika Ying’s “Oceania Planetary Park” installation at LEA27
Vanessa & the “Party Girl!”
We went to FallnAngel to look for some elf ears. But this girl kept hitting on Rav!
Ravanel thought the hair styles at Wasabi Pills fit her really well, but they used too much hair product for her style!
Then Rav went on a dress rampage. Also, as you can see, she stole my shape & skin. Then her boyfriend said I looked like a cartoon. Haha. Isn’t that what they call SL, “talking cartoons?”
OMG, Rav got so excited when we saw this girl with elf ears that SHE WENT RUTH!
After trying on a lot of hair we finally found this one that we both thought was just perfect. Then on to skin care products!
Ravanel made herself shorter, more like her RL height, so now I’m the freakishly tall one!
I hadn’t looked at skins in a long time. It was amazing how big all the lips were! Here Rav’s modding her shape to try to compensate a little for the huge lips on the skins.
Ravanel in the courtyard.
Trying on skin.
Trying on more skin.
Done! What a transformation! From the noob “Party Girl” to… well… Ravanel!
Rav accumulated a massive wardrobe in a single night!
haha, it was exhausting! Here we’re just barely awake, hanging out in the giant, comfy chairs in the lighthouse.
Yes, that’s a totally natural neck position. I’m very flexible. Shut up!
Contemplating? Or about to pass out?
Chit chat in the lighthouse.
OMG, Diva Already!?
And then Rav did a little fashion show for the boyfriend.
He said she looked great or something like that. Actually I think he said she was the only avatar with a smaller chest in SL than IRL. Oh, and she modded my shape, right? I think I was just dissed!
OMG too much shopping! SO TIRED! Goodnight!
I met Ravanel a year-and-a-half ago at the Newbie Blogger Initiative in May 2012. Back then she was one of the “newbie bloggers” with a super-awesome looking website. Just last month, October 2013 was NBI2 and this time around Rav was one of the wise old bloggers offering advice to the new bloggers. After all this time it was so great to meet up with her. She was a really good sport dealing with all the confusion and frustration of dropping into a new world. I hope one day soon she can take VBCO on a Field Trip of LOTRO or SWTOR so we can have a turn being the helpless noob and she can be the tour guide showing off all the sights. (haha, great tour guide I was: clothes, clothes, and more clothes!
Ravanel almost made it to SL back in June ’13 when she participated in our month of “Avatar Blogger Crossfit”. We set up a “treadmill desk” for Ravalation at the gym.
Thanks for visiting Rav! It was so great to see you!