Monday, March 14, 2016

Some "Fashion For Life" Outfits

By Gemma Cleanslate

I have been roaming through all the  shops in all the sims of the Fashion for Life and buying some lovely spring outfits . There are so many lovely choices it is hard to stop shopping.This outfit is from Sweettea in the Pin Up region and it really is sweet! I comes in a glass of tea which when you wear it to open the animation gives you a drink of tea and a look of enjoyment. It is classy and fun and makes great dayware!

My next purchase was in the David Bowie Tribute sim at ::MM:: . since I fish a lot in sl I like jeans and tees. This one was perfect for the spring weather and I can wear a belly jewel with it too! The jeans are textured and the tee is a shaded purple. 

While I was in that region I stopped in at The Grey Goose , a sponsor of the sim. There was so much to choose from! I sent a slurl to some male friends since it had so many choices for men. I picked up a little black number that will be perfect for clubbing! I think it can be dressed up or down.

The Fashion for Life will be open until March 20 . Don’t miss the opportunity to see a lot of your favorite designers all in one place. Remember there are 7 sims full ….. and entertainment !  Here is the entry to The Grey Goose to start you off. It is in the” middle” of the David Bowie Tribute sim.

Gemma Cleanslate

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Fashion For Life 2016 Preview

By Gemma Cleanslate

I am not renowned for my take on fashion but for the next week and more I will be roaming the sims of the Fashion for Life looking for spring and summer clothes and other goodies. This event is a fundraiser for the Relay for Life which as you know supports The American Cancer Society, whose reach is global.  I was helping to get the Mission houses ready on each sim. There is information in each one to help with resources and information for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers and the general public. I doubt that there is anyone who does not know someone who has not  had this disease touch someone they knew. Stop in to one of the Mission Houses while you are shopping.
“The Clothing Fair 2016 promises to be even better than ever, featuring:Over 150 Clothing Designers,Live Music and DJ’s to keep you entertained while you shop ,Photo Contest, Fashion Shows,Treasure Hunts, And Much, Much, More.”
 The regions are absolutely stunning each in its own way. Each was created by its own builder and reflects their vision of a great place to shop. The builders of each sim are 

Geryn Sloane – Beatles

Null Aries (Mac) - Moulin Rouge

Darkstone Aeon – Narnia

Jara Lowell – Vikings

 Grace Loudon - David Bowie

KT Syakumi, - Bladerunner

Thathy Slade - 1960 Pin Up

 Quinlan Placebo - Entertainment I 

Rowena Dubrovna and cυddly waғғle (Cuddly Waffle)- Special Events
 The event opens Sunday at 1:00 officially and will be going on until March 20. This landing point will put you into Moulin Rouge . Have fun and shop!!

Gemma Cleanslate

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Arena Men's Event

By Bloodykitty

 There's a lovely gacha event going on in a sim called, Acerbus Silva. Now this particular event is titled, "The Fantasy Gacha / The Arena Men's Event". Now as you can probably tell it's of course a fantasy gacha aimed towards men with clothing, makeup, accessories, and so forth. Of course though there are some things for women too! Whether it be clothing, makeup, eyes, or even accessories. While this type of theme interests me to a certain degree, I can't be the judge of how good it is, you'd have to see it for yourselfs. Unfortunately they didn't list a start and end date, if it was one, and their website listed in the landmark info does not work either for me.

While this place is really simple in beauty and appearance, it has a lot of vendors  around the sim if your willing to try and remember every one. If it comes to me? Well, I have a habit of forgetting if I was saw something or if I didn't see it yet, but there are a good amount for someone whos wanting to explore or just find cheap things to purchase. In general I find all kinds of gachas to be interesting in their own ways, and while I haven't been to a lot yet, I've seen enough. The one that stuck out to me was one for cute items for your avatars or land, especially themed to sweets, but thats for a different article. 

I really recommend to check the gacha out if your into fantasy or just willing to explore new sims. While the place may not have very much beauty in my eyes, it may in yours. All together I think the beautiful factor has nothing to do with the items there or whatever you may buy, I think just discovering something new is interesting in itself. Like I said earlier, I don't know if there's a start or end date to this event, or if their website on the landmark info will work for you all, because it didn't for me. Have fun exploring and getting nifty items!

Monday, August 3, 2015

The AniMagical Gacha Fair

By Bloodykitty

A wonderful event is going on from August 1st to the 30th, and it is called, "AniMAGICAL Gacha Fair!" in Bounty Reef. The sim is group owned as well, the group being named, AniOFFICIAL. This event basically as it's assumed, which is to buy items from gachas for a very good price. Though small, this beats finding some expensive eye colors, clothes, or even objects on the marketplace or in a regular store. While I am not into the whole magical vibe, the place seems to have more of a Harry Potter tone to it then just anime in general really. This kind of place would be more for Harry Potter fans then just anime style ones, but they do have a selection of kemono mods and skins too. In this particular gacha, you'll find magical themed items like witch costumes, furry type avatars or skins, staffs, and so forth. For someone who isn't into that sort of thing, this is a cute place with cute items. 
 Going onto the detail of the sim, I'd have to say it's decent for just being strictly in a building and not having land around it. I was tricked a little bit because in the search bar I just searched, 'AniMAGICAL' and had been teleported in an ocean rather then the store, and on the land there was a sandbox to unpack, which may be linked in a way with this event. To not put it down in any fashion, the buildings pretty decent with it's magic and Harry Potter vibe going on, it just doesn't suit my taste very much, but I can look past it rather then not. If your not an expert in finding things, locating the building just by typing in what I did won't help, you'll have to either go on SL's website or even tumblr, which is where I got the tp link. 

This event seems cute for the most part, not a lot of items, yet, if the amount now is not all they'll have. I didn't buy any items myself from it despite the good prices for gacha's usually, but that doesn't mean I don't recommend going there. If your a nerd for Harry Potter, magic, or anime style items, this is the event and place for you! I hope you have fun because it'll be around for quite awhile, so get there while you can!
Bounty Reef (30/40/2501)

Monday, July 20, 2015

Hair Hair Everywhere

By Syndra

IT'S HERE! Or rather IT's HAIR!

That's right my beautiful bunnies, the hair fair is here! From the 11th-26th of July, the yearly hair fair will be happening. There are plenty of new styles and hair fair exclusives; as well as some updates to some older styles. Shopping for a very good cause. A percentage of each sale goes towards Wigs For Kids. Providing natural looking wigs for children whom have illnesses which cause them to loose their hair. Its a wonderful charity and having hair can make a child feel very confident. Trust me I know. Guess what though, some stores are giving away hair fair exclusive gifts! Many sims of awesome hair gorgeousness. So, if you are looking for a new do go to the Hair Fair! Spend some cash and do some good. Don't miss out.

Adoness.180L$-280$L. Fatpacks are 850$Leach. Cute short style, I personally think this would look awesome with a leather outfit.

​This is called Celeste by Alice Project and is rigged mesh. 10 color packs available from 300$L-900$L and the all might fatpack for 1350$L.

​Cute piggy tails from Ayashi, This is called Miko. 250$L-400$L and the fatpack is1500$L.

​Speaking of pig tails! Check out Harley and Harajuku. Just wow! There are many shades available, something to suit everyone if this is your style. It most definitely is mine. The fatpack for each of these is just 1500$L each.

Go get your hair bunnies! See you there.

-Love Syn

PS: <--------------------This will take you to blonde. See you there!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Dress For Success

by Syndra

   Hello my beautiful bunnies!

As many of you know, a little while back I wrote a piece about finding a job. Well, I decided to touch back on the topic but of course from a fashion standpoint. Actors and actresses have it right, when they go in for a casting call. Look the part that you are wanting to play! Simple and effective advice, don't you think?

But Syndra...what does that mean for me when I am trying to get a job? Well what that translates to is, dress for the job you are going after. In secondlife more often than not, the adult industry is the job of choice for many females.

Recently, I sat down with a wonderful, talented and "...totally awesome." woman named Nyx(Sweetness Resident) ​ who is the Club Manager at Plush. Plush is an adult club that has been open for about four months now and as a hiring manager, I thought she would be a great person to ask about dressing for success in this particular industry.

Plush and other clubs like it are as Nyx (Sweetness Resident) explains, " the business of sex, so looks are EVERYTHING." She further went on to tell me, "...We now require mesh hands, feet and hair. If you don't have those three things, we can't consider you."

In an industry that is all about the appearance of their girls that is a very fair requirement to have. Before you even consider applying for any job, I suggest that you understand and do a little research as to its industry standards. That will save you the disappointment of not being able to be considered before you even speak your first words.

Specifically referring to the strip club and adult entertainment industry, I asked her what would be appropriate for potential employees to show up to the interview in; and if in an extreme example, being naked might be an option.

Nyx (Sweetness Resident) with a very charming sense of humor and a great bit of advice said, "...Hahahah I know we are a strip club but never show up to anything naked (laughter)." She clarified by 'anything' she meant any interview. ..."but since it is a strip club, you have some leeway. If I were to suggest something I would say to steer clear of winter coats and full body cover ups, try wearing something that shows off what you are going to be showing off on stage. It can even be a low cut top with form fitting jeans. Stick to your style but show that you know what sexy is."

Honestly, I think this is great advice coming from an industry expert. Hopefully this will help all of you bunnies out there when you are shopping or putting together an outfit for an interview at clubs such as Plush.

Picking her brain, I asked her a question that we often ask ourselves. Classy vs. Trashy. As the Club Manager at an adult establishment, I am sure that she's seen her fair share of both. .."For me personally I think less is more. I know that's a cliche but i think its crucial. Some girls have too much going on. Their makeup is super heavy , and their outfits are all these different patterns. And don't get me started with low quality tattoos. Tattoos can be sexy but when too much is going on it adds to the mess. Simple makeup, a nice simple sexy outfit and a light/small tattoo looks way better. You don't want to look like a crazy bag lady and that's how I define trashy....tacky." Nyx(Sweetness Resident) further went on to say, "..It all depends how to put things together. Like someone could pull off some of the negative things I said, you just have to have an eye for the line between sexy and trashy. But I also think it plays into personal style. Men like different things. Someone might get an instant boner from the tacky description I gave. (laughter)"

I have to agree with her, personally I think that you have to define what you think is sexy and what you think is trashy. You have to look at the environment you are going to be in and either tone it down or rev it up. Ultimately though, you have to be you. Employers are not looking to hire carbon copies; they want unique women to fill their positions.

I asked our industry expert if there was anything else that she wished to add, she extended a lovely invitation to come by the Plush club and see the girls and of course say hello. Nyx(Sweetness Resident) also sends a shout out to Magika for hair; Blueberry, KITJA, and Bueno; because ..."having a mesh body, fitmesh is a godsend.." Overall style she likes AMITOMO, Third Eye, Sweet things; and for accesories Pink Acid and PUNCH. She admits that she is a shopaholic and could go on forever.

Keeping all of these things in mind, here are a few ideas to point you in the right direction.

Mesh hands that I live and die by.

​These are the Slink hands by Sidden Murno. They can be found on the Marketplace or Inworld.

Each single style will run you about 450$L for a pair (Left and Right hands). Or you can buy a Muti-pack of styles for about 1,250$L. There are a myriad of appliers for this mesh enhancement as Slink has been around for quite some time and is in my personal opinion a must have for anyone these days. Slink also makes mesh feet. Those are my go to feet as well. They also can be found on the marketplace and their inworld location.

As for mesh hair, nearly every designer out there makes at least a few designs in mesh. I too love Magicka hair and you won't be disappointed if you go looking for something to make your avatar interview ready.

This one is called Listen and costs 250$L. It comes in a multitude of colors and I am sure you'll find one to express you.

I think that a sleek little number like this from Blueberry might be something you'd want to consider making an impression it. While it shows your goods, it leaves some mystery and; it comes in black. We all know there is nothing like our 'little black dress'.

​This costs 199$L and is mesh. Don't worry bunnies, its listing says that it works for classic avatars as well as mesh.

Keep an eye out for more 'Dress for Success' articles in the future. Much love and goodluck

in your ventures!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Second Chance at Gachas

by Syndra

Hello my Beautiful Bunnies!

   So, I was wandering around Second Life as I am prone to do. Looking for what the hottest event might be or the latest thing to hit the shelves is; and then something dawned on me. What if you aren't after what is 'Now', what if you are seeking what was 'Then'. Follow me so far? Allow me to explain.

Many of you beautiful bunnies are like me and try to get around to every fair, every event, every...well, everything. But, let's face it; it's just impossible to be everywhere at once. And sometimes, we do not hear about an event until it is too late. There are a few that pop up only for three days and then are gone, and some you have to be in an exclusive and sometimes costly group to be in the 'know.'

However, there is hope. Along with gacha fairs and events, a number of popular re-sellers are popping up all over the grid. Some inworld, some on the Marketplace and some can be found in a number of groups.

For example, this store on the marketplace is just such a re-seller. Some re-sellers will sell the items as they are pulled, individually. However, many will sell you the entire outfit for one price. As anyone who's ever played gacha knows, collecting a single outfit can be quite costly and time consuming. There is a random chance that you will spend hundreds to get the one color or style that you are looking for.

Most of you know that the major events such as the Gacha Arcade, have their own groups in which people can trade the items found at the event; for other items from the same event. Did you know though, there are other groups such as Gimmie Gacha and Gacha Addicts Trade and Chat which offer widespread trading of items from any event? Most gacha groups don't require a join fee, but some you do have to message the owner for chat privileges.

The best deals that I have found on past event items seem to be on the marketplace. And not just gacha events, but other limited edition event items can be found there listed by re-sellers as well. More often than not, you will find them in bundle deals. So, they are easier for you to collect. Also, during an event it might not be a bad idea to check out the marketplace or an in-world re-seller. I mean, some of us love the gacha items; but hate the fact that we might not get the color or style that we are looking for. Using an inworld re-seller or marketplace re-seller allows us to choose exactly what we want, and get it.

​The pull price for the Pixicat Corsets at the event was about 50$L a play. You do the math.

​I love Pixicat and am proud to say that I got mine from a re-seller.

Now, some people say that purchasing from a re-seller might be 'unethical'. Personally, I do not see how. The original creator has already been paid for the product so they aren't loosing anything. In real life, many of us go to second hand shops and discount stores to pick up great deals on products that we love, and sometimes; we pay a little more for what we love. So I say go for it! Enjoy your second chance at gacha deals.