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I give up

I wanted to try Hybie’s “80′s Icon Blogger Challenge”, and when I googled “80′s Icon” my eyes immediately landed on this image of Madonna, from her “Desperately Seeking Susan” days.

I spent the rest of the afternoon trying to recreate this look, and pretty much failed.  Maybe I’m not any good at this, maybe I’m too hard on myself, or maybe I should have picked something easier.   But anyway, I’m posting it, cuz I spent way too much time not to.

I spent about an hour fiddling with my shape, trying to get something similar to Madonna’s face and ended up with something so hideous that my own shape was a better match.    That hair has Exile written all over it, and I think, by flipping the photo, I got a decent match.  The Tuli skin isn’t a bad match either, although the lips should have been more matte.  I couldn’t find a gold striped blouse or a black glitter jacket, to save my life, so you have to settle for texture loaded on a prim, and a jacket that in no way resembles the original.

It was still fun trying, and hey, I learned something.  I learned I can’t make shapes for sh*t! Thank goodness there are talented people in SL who can!

Details
Hair – Exile Leilani/ Umber

Skin – Tuli The Dressing Room Helena 02

Earrings – Paper Couture “Stone Hammered Earrings”

Jacket/shirt/collar/hair bow/mole – my own creations

Pose – Everglow

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  1. October 28, 2010 at 11:56 pm | #1

    Looks awesome!!!

  2. TL
    October 29, 2010 at 2:36 am | #2

    Your too hard on yourself for sure…as a product of the 80′s I give you a thumbs up!!

  3. October 29, 2010 at 4:48 am | #3

    It’s fantastic. You did a great job. Early Madonna definitely would have been hard.

  4. Mishy Wardell
    October 31, 2010 at 1:59 am | #4

    You did NOT fail miserably! That’s prettttty darn close if you ask me! And I grew up in the 80s (I am 36 in real life) so I know Madonna’s phases quite well!

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