Piper Hanriot's Blog


My SL Tribute to Cate

Just over a week ago I tried and then bought a new skin, this time from Pink Fuel.  I have a few of their Catwa lipstick appliers, so I decided to try the new skin, Minji.  I liked the demo, so I bought the skin, together with a body applier for Maitreya, in a couple of skin tones colours that I liked and off I went, continuing on with my SL life.

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About a day later, bearing in mind that my avi was still sporting her brunette locks, I noticed that whilst wearing my gorgeous new skin that Piper now looks like Cate Blanchett.  This was both amusing but also very cool, as I love Cate’s work, and this discovery then fuelled my inspiration, so I decided to do a little styling research, put together a few looks and write this blog as a tribute to the wonderful Cate Blanchett.

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Of course with the new movie, Ocean’s 8, now just releasing in cinemas across the UK, I decided to start here.  I am hoping to see Ocean’s 8 in the next few days.  I have seen the trailer for the movie and it looks really good.  I read an article online a few days ago and found out that Cate is famous for wearing an array of different suits, whether in movies or to functions and in lots of different colours.  I found a couple of lovely women’s suits in SL, one from Valentina E and the other from Giz Seorn.  Both are very stylish and chic.

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My next thought led me to Cate’s role as Galadriel in Lord of the Rings, so this was my next style challenge, however I did recall seeing a gown or two at Arwen’s Creations that would be perfect, and I was correct.  I then also found a gorgeous tiara and finding a suitable hair style took the longest.  I have so many hair styles in my inventory and I knew that I had a couple that would work well with this look.  The necklace is included with the Varda dress and also matches the belt.

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Finally, I decided to complete this tribute with a classic red carpet look.  It was difficult to choose one look and I will probably add some more red carpet looks for Cate on my Flickr page in the coming months.  However, for this photo, I wanted to capture Cate’s style.  I know that for the big Hollywood events the top RL designers provide gowns our fabulous actresses to wear.  I have recently bought some new gowns from Azul, so after doing a little research, I chose the Yeva by Azul.  For this style I also noticed that Cate, for the most part, keeps her make up neutral, wearing red lipstick from time to time and that her hair is mainly short to shoulder length.

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My own hair in RL is quite long, so I opt for mainly short to shoulder length hair styles in SL, which I love.  I have had so much fun with this blog post, especially the styling and I have decided that a change is as good as a rest, so for the time being I will keep this look for my avi and I am inspired to recreate some more styles and write another blog in the not too distant future.

In the meantime, I hope that you have enjoyed this blog post, especially those Cate Blanchett fans out there.  I will be adding some of these styles to my Flickr page as well.  Have a great week and until next time …

Link to my Flickr page.

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