A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Indie Teepee 2016

Second Life’s annual music and arts festival Indie Indie Teepee has opened it’s doors and is a must-see this summer.

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Indie Teepee 2016

With it’s festival vibe, this event is definitely one of my favourites and this year won’t disappoint. The sim is stunning and while there is plenty of shopping opportunities portraying this years “Midsummer Night’s” theme, you will also find music and theatre performances, art installations, games and more. Lots of free gifts too!

Indie Teepee runs through July 24th, check out the website for all the important dates and times.

In unrelated news, I have just joined Pinterest! While I’ve been active there for over a year on my real life account, I thought I’d add to my long list of Second Life social media.
I’ll be pinning my own work as well as very useful blogging and Photoshop information so be sure to give me a follow!

Dress: Blueberry – Larissa – Summer Dress
Necklace: Cute Poison – Hespiria Necklaces (Indie Teepee)
Anklet: AvaWay – Lalit Anklet (On9)
Hair: Truth – Etienne (Indie Teepee)
Skin Applier: Glam Affair – Ary (C88)
Head: Catwa – Alice
Hands Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Body: Maitreya – Lara
Pose & Prop: Luanes World – Don’t Wish For a Prince (Indie Teepee)

Set: Death Row Designs – Evening Romance (Indie Teepee)
Moon: Ariskea – [Faedreams] Moon of us Purple (Indie Teepee)
Hanging Jar: Ariskea – [Faedreams] Fairy Dust Purple (Indie Teepee)
Hanging Star: Pixel Mode – Hanging Star Candle (Indie Teepee)
Hanging Moon: Pixel Mode – Crescent Moon (Indie Teepee)
Bottle: Pixel Mode – Love Juice (Indie Teepee)

Card Captor Sakura | Cosplay in Second Life

The Crystal Heart Festival is in full swing and catering to all your magical girl cosplay needs!

Card Captor Sakura | Cosplay in Second Life

This shopping event has many similarities to the Cutie Moon Fair in 2014, except whereas Cutie Moon catered more specifically to Sailor Moon this brand new event has a much wider variety!

I adore Cosplay in Second Life, it’s by far one of my favourite things to do in Second Life. I’ve been thinking of making Cosplay in Second Life a permanent feature of this blog where I’d put together outfits of (hopefully) well-known people. What do you guys think? Is that something you’d be interested in seeing? Let me know!

The Crystal Heart Festival runs through July 28th and is definitely not one to miss.

Also,
Have you picked up your free Seraphim HUD yet? The super awesome people at our favourite sales and events blog have created a wonderful free tool to use in-world for instant access to open events. It even has an option to turn on repetative teleport to help you get into those full events on opening day! Thank you Seraphim, you’re awesome.

Photo 1:
Dress: .dami. – Sakura School Uniform 2 (The Crystal Heart Festival)
Garter: .dami. – Ribbon Garter 2 (The Crystal Heart Festival)
Shoes/Socks: REIGN. – Madison Flats
Hair: Truth – Emika (The Crystal Heart Festival)
Skin Applier: Glam Affair – Gabriela Arctic 01 (The Gacha Guardians)
Head: Catwa – Alice
Hands Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Body: Maitreya – Lara
Book & Cards: {aii} – Clo Cards Set (The Crystal Heart Festival)
Pose: Custom made by me

Photo 2:
Dress: .dami. – Sakura Onepiece 3 (The Crystal Heart Festival)
Wings: .dami. – Sakura Small Wings 1 (The Crystal Heart Festival)
Boots: #EMPIRE – Cosmos (The Crystal Heart Festival)
Staff: .dami. – Catch Me Star Stick RARE (The Crystal Heart Festival)
Hair: [LCKY] – Genie (The Crystal Heart Festival)
Skin Applier: Glam Affair – Gabriela Arctic 01 (The Gacha Guardians)
Head: Catwa – Alice
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Body: Maitreya – Lara
Pose: Custom made by me

Pulse Fundraiser | Supporting Orlando victims in Second Life

Pulse Fundraiser | Supporting Orlando victims in Second Life

On Tuesday, 28th June the doors opened to the Pulse Fundraiser event to raise money for the victims and families of the devastating shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando earlier in the month.

The event organised by Skye Everidge in partnership with CasperVend is held on a region kindly donated by CerberusXing featuring over 100 designers offering a huge variety of items of which 100% of the donations will be sent to the Pulse Victims GoFundMe Page.

In addition to the amazing selection of items to purchase, there is a host of auction boards at the landing point featuring many residents from designers to bloggers and all in between. Some of the prizes on offer are substantial including lifetime fatpacks, gift cards, photography services and more.
The lucky winner of Bella Gacha’s auction will win one year free at Bella Pointe  worth L$77,948.

The event runs until July 12th!

This cause is very close to my heart and I am bursting with pride for Second Life and its residents. Please share and spread the word so we can raise as much as we can!

Head: Catwa – Alice
Applier: Bold & Beauty – Renata (Pulse)
Eyes: L’Etre – Mesh Eyes [#4]
Hair: Exile – Proud – Wild Fusion (Pulse)
Bodysuit: Stories&Co. by Flowey – Sue Bodysuit (Pulse)
Glitter: Izzie’s – Rainbow Glitter (Pulse)
Nails: alaskametro<3 – “Pride” (Pulse)
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Body: Maitreya – Lara
Pose: //elephante poses// – Love #3 (Pulse)

SL13B – My Top 5 Exhibits

SL13B - Ebbe Linden Selfie

It’s been a week full of celebration at SL13B and the obvious highlight for me was taking this amazing selfie with Ebbe Linden – I was even papped here!
But as promised, here are my Top 5 Exhibits across the 17 regions. Although the entertainment draws to a close tonight, the exhibits will be open until Sunday 3rd of July, so there’s plenty of time to explore!

All images below are resized and cropped RAW shots straight from Second Life.

SL13B - The Automaton

1. The Automaton @ Stupendous Stage Left

Slightly biased since I am a stage manager for this particular stage but I am blown away everyday by this build, it’s sheer size compared to everything else is extraordinary and really must be seen in-world to be believed!

SL13B - One Love United

2. “One Love – United” Orlando Tribute @ Wonderous

This is a very moving tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting and a beautiful one at that. The members of Boystown SL created this stunning piece to be included at SL13B with memorial citing each victims name. Clicking the front sign will give you a candle.

SL13B - Cake Stage

3. Cake Stage @ Pizzazz

The Cake Stage is always phenomenal at SL13B but this is my all time favourite! I chose a dark windlight to really emphasise the glorious colours of this 8-bit themed build!

SL13B - MadPea Mad Monster Mountain

4. MadPea Mad Monster Mountain @ Spellbound

I am huge MadPea fan and have participated in many of their fantastic interactive hunts. This exhibit shows off just how talented the creators are as you take the best and most frightening ghost train ride of your life. I can’t do it justice by writing about it, hop over to the site and take the ride!

SL13B - Digital Art Exhibition by Cammino e Vivo Capovolto

5. Digital Art Exhibition by Cammino e Vivo Capovolto @ Electrify Landscape

The sheer beauty of this build is what caught my eye and when investigating the creator, I found they have a gallery in-world full of equally awesome work! You can even buy the creations to feature on your own land.

I have included a few more snaps from my explorations below, please click through to see the larger images and captions, you can also find them on my Flickr.

I will definitely be following up on the Firestorm Gateway which will hopefully fit in perfectly with future plans for newbie resources for this blog.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the last week, stage managing is so much fun not to mention the diverse range of musicians and DJ’s I got to listen to for free! I’ll be continuing to explore the regions before they close as I definitely haven’t touched the surface.

How have you been celebrating? Have you enjoyed any of the events SL13B had to offer?

xo

SL13B – Happy Birthday Second Life!

SL13B - Happy Birthday Second Life
Hi! Have you heard the big news? It’s Second Life’s 13th Birthday! SL is a teenager now!

After a very successful kick off yesterday, there’s a whole week of music, discussions and events taking place and of course 17 wonderful sims of exhibits and stunning scenery to explore.
I’ve explored a little so far and there are some amazing things to do and see, I hope to put together a post of my top 5 faves so stay tuned for that.

And as you can see by my fabulous selfie, I’m working as a stage manager! This is my second year in the role and I absolutely love the atmosphere, not to mention getting to listen to such an incredible variety of music. I’m working now 12pmSLT – 2pmSLT and this same time Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday so pop down and see me at the exceptional Stage Left!

Huge thanks to Giz Seorn of GizzA for creating these awesome outfits for the event – I feel exceptionally stylish and official!

Notable Events

Important SLURLS

Make sure you check out the official website for information, stage schedules and much more.
Don’t forget to pick up your official Linden Lab birthday gift at various kiosks across the sims!

Happy Birthday, Second Life!

xo

Head: Catwa – Alice
Applier: Glam Affair – Kumi
Hair: Truth – Halston
Outfit: GizzA – SL13B Stage Manager
Lanyard: KPN – SL13B Stage Left – Manager
Pin: Cheeky Pea – Rainbow Ribbon for Support of PULSE Orlando (FREE)
Headset: [The Forge] – Aviator Headset
Shoes: REIGN. – Tangy Sandals (Summerfest)
Rings: (Yummy) – Metaphysical Rings
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Body/Feet: Maitreya – Lara
Pose: {pose maniacs} – Monopad Selfie

Luxe Box in Second Life – June ’16 Round

Luxe Box in Second Life - June '16
And so it was the 15th of the month and midnight SLT struck and all rejoiced – it was finally time for the new edition of the Luxe Box!

For those who don’t know the deal yet (where you been?) here’s a summary:

  • Luxe Box is Second Life’s version of a subscription box!
  • 12 high-quality designers participate.
  • The in-world group is open to join from the 1st of every month until the 14th.
  • The cost to join the group is $1,500 Lindens.
  • On the 15th of the month, you receive your box of goodies!
  • Past boxes are available to purchase here for $2000 Lindens but you must be in the group.
  • Visit the official Luxe Box website for FAQ’s, info and awesome perks!

I’m in love with the idea of this box, the fun and mystery is fantastic and all items are easily worth triple the group fee. But enough of my writing, I made an awkward video about it!

I can promise you Strawberry Singh did a much better job here! Haha. Let me know what you think anyway, I had a lot of fun making it!

PS. Make sure you head over to Exposeur and take advantage of the closing sale – I’m super sad to see this store go but I wish Ruby all the best. Seriously, there are many bargains to be had and it ends June 30th! Go!

xo

Main Photo:
Head: Catwa – Alice
Applier: Glam Affair – Kumi
Hair: Lamb. – Prove It (Luxe Box June)
Dress: Tee*fy – Sabrina Dress (Luxe Box June)
Shoes: REIGN. – Estee Heels (Luxe Box June)
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Body/Feet: Maitreya – Lara
Pose: Exposeur – Blissful 3 (Closing Sale) *Modified with Animare

Build: Scarlet Creative – Alaouite Skybox (Luxe Box June)
Umbrella: tarte. – Mina umbrella (Luxe Box June)

Thumbnail Photo:
Hair: Truth – Arabella
Jumpsuit: Mutresse – Polly Jumpsuit (C88)