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.