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Getting Ready

Getting Ready

Anya Ohmai has returned with an exciting new brand: James&Dew, a collaboration with her real-life husband. If you’ve been part of the Second Life community for a while, you’ll undoubtedly recognize Anya as a talented and beloved creator, celebrated for her high-quality creations and fantastic tutorials. The arrival of James&Dew in Second Life has generated much enthusiasm, as it promises the same exceptional quality we’ve come to expect from Anya.

A must-have from Hair Fair is the James&Dew AuraTwirl Hair Styling Device. This set is complete with a stylish decorative case, a versatile styling wand, and HUDs that allow you to customize the wand’s attachments, poses, and colors to suit your avatar’s needs. After all, even avatars need to look their best!

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Miss Bridgerton

Miss Bridgerton
Photo taken at Bright Diamonds Oasis (a region designed by Sparkely Sugar)

I’ve been fashionably late to the Bridgerton viewing party. Typically, my taste in historical dramas veers towards the darker, more intense ones, like The Tudors, where beheadings are surprisingly frequent. However, at the insistence of my friend Sparkle, I gave Bridgerton a try, and found myself falling in love with the scenes and fashion. It’s a delightful swirl of pastel dreams and romance.

Currently, I’m embracing my inner Miss Bridgerton in Second Life, fantasizing about a chance encounter with Duke Hastings. Sporting the Breeze hairstyle from Truth, straight from Hair Fair, and adorned with the charming Kaori Mini Hat by Sparkle Skye, also a Hair Fair gem, I’m fully immersed in this whimsical world. Bridgerton-inspired gowns have been my go-to this month, particularly the Jane Regency Gown from Just Because, allowing me to live out this Regency fantasy to the fullest.

Miss Bridgerton
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Hair Fair 2024

Sweet Treats

Good morning from the picturesque City of Portofino! Have you heard the exciting news? Hair Fair is open! 🎉

This annual event showcases a stunning array of hair and hair accessories, all for a noble cause. Proceeds from Hair Fair support the Wigs for Kids charity, a wonderful organization where your contributions truly make a difference. Explore all the details and the shopping guide on the Hair Fair blog.

Sweet Treats

Currently, I am rocking the chic Nyx hairstyle from Exile. The headband I have on is the charming Lilyfield Ruffled Headband, both of which are featured at this year’s Hair Fair. I adore headbands and hair accessories, and this year’s fair is a treasure trove of them! I can’t wait to unveil the rest of these fabulous finds in my upcoming blog posts.

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Target in Second Life?

Target in Second Life?

Joy is discovering a Target lookalike in Second Life, aptly named Bullseye! Picture this: walking in, grabbing a basket, and immersing yourself in an authentic Target experience in Second Life. It’s strikingly realistic, mirroring the brick-and-mortar store we all know and love.

Imagine the thrill if Second Life boasted department stores where you could actually browse and purchase clothing on the spot? There’s something delightful about stores that truly resemble stores. Remember the days when hair shops were designed like actual salons? That added touch of realism was incredibly fun.

Target in Second Life?
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Magic

Magic
Photo taken at Aurelias

Head over to Altair! This limited edition Morgana Dress, available for only L$99 during K9 Weekend, is a must-have. It’s available for LaraX, so I rushed to buy it. I adore short frilly dresses, and the holographic texture on this one is simply stunning.

SEmotion Libellune creates the most charming holdable animated animals. This Tiny Kitten is absolutely adorable! It is offered in a gacha style, but if you manage to obtain the rare HUD, you can use the animations and accessories with any of the common kittens as well.

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LeLutka Mesh Head 4.0 Update

LeLutka Mesh Head 4.0 Update
LeLutka Mesh Head – Avalon | Ubon | Billie

It’s raining updates! LeLutka just updated lots of their mesh heads to version 4.0. You can see the full list on their Flickr page and get your free update! I wrote a blog post about Billie 4.0 when it came out in March, so check that out if you want to see what’s new.

Besides some minor HUD updates, the most exciting thing is the addition of another HD lips layer. Now, you can mix and match lipsticks and glosses!

LeLutka Mesh Head 4.0 Update

If you like making shapes and editing faces as much as I do, this is like Christmas. I’ve updated my Avalon and Ubon faces to 4.0, and while I was at it, I tweaked my shape a bit too. Here you can see how each mesh head is very similar yet slightly different. The great thing about LeLutka heads is that even if you’re using the very first EvoX release, Avalon, or a newer one like Billie, they all have the same features.

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Coffee Bar

Coffee Bar

Hello from the Coffee Bar! I’m creating a small town to serve as the backdrop for my blog photos, starting with this charming Coffee Bar located inside a Madison Shop building by Sovereign, which you can find at Anthology. These buildings are perfect for a small shop in Second Life or as part of your town building kit. I’ve always dreamed of having my own little town for photo backdrops, so I’m eager to see what else this brand comes up with.

Another cool find from this round at Anthology is the Bias Crossbody Bag by Tomasu. This bag comes with two HUDs – one lets you change the text on the beads, and the other allows you to customize every accessory on the bag, including the bag itself. I’m really impressed with the HUD; it’s clear that the designer is skilled because you can customize this bag in countless ways. This bag also includes a template to make your own photocard!

Coffee Bar

Lately, I’ve been reflecting on my style in Second Life. What is my style? While I occasionally enjoy dressing up in historical outfits, casual attire is what I gravitate towards. I picked up the Blair Oversized Sweatshirt from Cold Ash at Kustom9, which goes perfectly with the Lia Boyfriend Jeans, also by Cold Ash. Exciting news – they recently updated these jeans to include LaraX! I bought them last year and barely used them, so it was a pleasant surprise to find the update, especially since the brand didn’t announce it. I wish more Second Life brands would let customers know about updates because I had almost forgotten about this brand since it was tucked away in my “old Maitreya body” folder.

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Tropical Vacation

Tropical Vacation

Hello from Badu-Fiji! You can take a virtual vacation in Second Life to anywhere, it’s just a teleport away. When I landed at here, I was instantly greeted with a lei gift. I’ve been in a tropical mood since I bought this Tropical Vibe decor set from Movement. I intended to share a link to this product from Flickr, but, it seems the brand’s account has vanished.

Since I started blogging in 2007, I’ve primarily used Flickr as my platform of choice to connect with Second Life residents and brands. Flickr stands out to many users due to its comprehensive set of features suitable for photo hosting combined with its social networking capabilities. However, there has been a worrying trend where several Second Life community members have experienced bans from Flickr. Such bans are often linked to violations of Flickr’s policy, which prohibits commercial activities on free accounts and the uploading of content deemed moderate or restricted.

Rather than upgrading to a paid Pro account, many affected users opt to start over on alternative platforms. These alternatives may initially be free, but like Flickr, they often introduce fees after reaching certain usage thresholds. Thus, migrating does not fully escape the issues related to costs.

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Second Life Community Roundtable with Oberwolf Linden and Grumpity Linden

Second Life is hosting a Community Roundtable on May 20th, allowing residents to engage directly with top executives like Executive Chairman Oberwolf Linden and Senior VP Grumpity Linden. Submit your questions in advance via the anonymous form.

When: May 20th, from 9:30 AM SLT to 11:00 AM SLT

Where:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Linden Estate Services4/237/19/27
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Linden Estate Services2/26/229/28

Learn more on the Second Life blog.

Enchanted Dreams

Enchanted Dreams

Hello from Spakle Enchanted! A visit to Sparkle’s region feels like stepping directly into her dream, bathed in shades of enchanting purple—her favorite color. Today, I’m embracing her inspiration by adding purple touches to my outfit.

Despite common beliefs, my preferred color isn’t pink, but rather white. I often opt for white because it complements everything, allowing for colorful accents. The Boho Lace Dress from Fashionably Dress in White is perfect as it includes three additional shades of beige, offering versatility; sometimes, pure white is too stark, and a softened eggshell hue feels more natural.

The fabric of this dress, along with its high yet tasteful side split, is definitely my style. If you follow Second Life updates, you may know the upcoming Child Avatar policy for avatars that appear under 18—this doesn’t relate to the user’s actual age, but the avatar’s appearance. Under these new rules, you couldn’t wear something as revealing as this dress. The “modesty layer” is imminent! [See more on this on Inara Pey’s blog]

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