This Is How It Works ~ (For Acha)

Grady Echegaray, 30 March, 2011

Image 1 ~When Momo started strange pixels and invited me to post there, neither of us knew where the journey would take us, but we did know one thing. We knew that if there was one fashion blogger we wanted to try to be as good as, it was Acha. No one rocked it like her. One day, Acha gave a Garden Party and it was one of the highlights of my Second Life to be a part of it. From left to right ~ Allegory Malaprop, Violet Voltaire, ellantha Larsson, Mourna Biziou, hyasynth Tiramisu, Elusyve Jewell, Winter Jefferson, Achariya Maktoum, Grady Echegaray (Originally posted in Arcadia).

Image 2 ~ One of the really fun things to do as a fashion blogger is to do a shoot with another blogger. One of my favs is when Acha and Momo got together for Acha and Mourna in Severina. It didn’t hurt that they styled outfits by hya, a designer that we all love. Acha and Momo did 13 duets together.

Image 3 ~ When I first started in SL one of my first friends was Giuseppe Spicoli, who went on to become a great SL dj and a major contributor to the Suffugium and Wastelands communities. In one of those wonderful SL coincidences, I found out from Acha in our first visit together that not only were they great RL friends, but that Giu had been the one to introduce Acha to SL. One of my fav posts of Acha’s is Vaguely Incestuous Poseballing. (Best post title ever!)

Image 4 ~ Acha was never one to stay at home blogwise. She frequently reached out to the wider community of fashion bloggers for inspiration and blogging subjects and those subjects were frequently other fashion bloggers. With Acha, six degrees of separation was five degrees too many. Her “Not me” series eventually totalled 107.

Image 5 ~ One day I stumbled across the Kubrick Rooms by Rumpledink Robbiani. When I saw the Korova Milk bar complete with poseballs I knew what I had to do. I also knew that Acha needed to get in touch with her inner droogie and join Momo, myself and Winter on the bench at the back of the bar. It was a bit of the old ultra fashion.

Image 6 ~ One of my fondest memories of Acha is of the time we first met. She came over to my place and within a couple of minutes we were yakking away as if we had known each other for years. She has that way about her. I was not able to make her last post shoot but we were able to visit shortly after and I snuck a few pics. She was excited about spending more time exploring the virtual world we all love. She is a rock star. <3<3

Postscript below ~

As I was putting this post together this song by Regina Spektor kept running through my head.

11 responses

  1. Tanya

    Heh. I always come off sounding like a complete douche when responding to these loving, awesome posts about, uh, me. I’m happy that you were in my second life, miss grady. you were my girl-crush for a long time. 😉 BLOG MORE so that I have excellent things to read, okay? We’ll go hang out and have fun, though, now that I am all retired.

    March 31, 2011 at 4:23 pm


    March 31, 2011 at 5:49 pm

  3. Acha has touched so so many of us, she is truly like a wonderful ORANGE ribbon who has wound her way throughout SL to connect as well as inspire us in the most wonderful as well as weird of ways. <8

    March 31, 2011 at 5:49 pm

  4. Tanya

    Thankee, Miss Elu. ❤ It's been nice to be weird with you.

    March 31, 2011 at 7:12 pm

  5. markadian


    I’m not in SL, experience it vicariously thru this blog. This is just wonderful…out of so many, the best and a great tribute to a real rock star. Thank you both for sharing!

    April 1, 2011 at 8:13 am

  6. Cale Vinson

    T’was a lovely retrospective Grady.

    April 1, 2011 at 12:24 pm

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