Events, Events

I’ve checked a lot of events out today and yesterday since I decided that I would definitely return to Second Life and blogging, Collabor88, Kustom 9, Mix and whatever else their names are. I especially liked the Mix event because you actually have to vist the designers’ mainstores rather than going to a place where each designer only has one or two items for sale.

I got the shoes from I’m wearing with all three outfits from that event. I only paid 200 L$ for three pairs of shoes! If I remember correctly, were also making clothes, poses and hair once. I only found shoes at their mainstore though. What happened? Did they stop making all those other things? That would be a pity because I loved their clothes back in the day.

The white dress from La Penderie de Nicole is also from the Mix event. At 50 L$ it was quite cheap as well.

I also found my new favourite skin: It’s the Ali VIP Skin from Birdy. I’m wearing it with all three outfits. It’s a group gift, and it cost 1 L$, I think. In my opinion it beats a lot of skins that cost 500 L$ or even 1.000 L$. It’s been out for a few months, I think. Birdy also has another, darker gift skin. I haven’t really worn it yet. I might in one of my next blog entries though.

As for the rest, check my outfit credits, complete with SLURLs!

Outfit Credits:
Hair: Sparkle and Fade – Exile
Skin: Ali VIP Skin – Birdy (group gift)
Eyes: Ciate (Frost Eye) – S0NG (Kustom 9)
Dress: CutOut.Dress – Pixicat (Black) (Kustom 9)
Shoes: Veronica Platforms (Black) – (Mix Event)

Hair: Miles to Nowhere – Exile
Skin: Ali VIP Skin – Birdy (group gift)
Eyes: Ciate (Frost Eye) – S0NG (Kustom 9)
Dress: Odyssey Dress (White/Silver) – La Penderie de Nicole (Mix Event)
Shoes: Oakley Heels (Black) – (Mix Event)

Hair: Kayla – LeLutka
Skin: Ali VIP Skin – Birdy (group gift)
Eyes: Ciate (Frost Eye) – S0NG (Kustom 9)
Romper: Madison Romper (Coal) – The Secret Store (Collabor88)
Shoes: Opal Heels (Antique) – (Mix Event)

Part Two

Hi, I’m Dakota!

I used to be a very active fashion blogger from 2007 to 2012 or so. I think I started blogging right after I signed up. Some of you might remember me, most of you probably don’t. I only logged in sporadically during the past three years and made one or two half hearted come back attempts.

Back when I was active Second Life was very different. There were casinos. People camped at so called camping chairs to earn a handful of L$. There were very few events besides Hair Fair and Skin Fair. Today the fashion scene seems to be centered around a lot of events that take place from anywhere between once a week and once a season. We had a lot of fashion shows though. I even participated in one as a model once. That was fun!

When I started playing Second Life we didn’t have Windlight, Mesh or even sculpties. In fact, Mesh had just started to become popular when I left. I’ve done a bit of shopping and looking around recently and am surprised how much better clothes look now!

I’ve thought for a long time about whether I want to start blogging again. The announcement of Sansar discouraged me somewhat as did the news that Third Party Linden exchanges would be shut down. I thought that Second Life would be closed soon and that I would have no way to buy new L$ as I don’t have a credit card.

I’ve found a solution that now, and after some research I have come to the conclusion that Second Life still has a bit of life left even though it may not have as many users as it used to have. I’ve always loved dressing my avatar up, and there is no game that has as many possibilities as Second Life.

I’ve tried The Sims (1,2,3,4), I’ve tried sites like Poupeegirl and Tinier Me (before they were shut down), but they bored me after a while. Second Life is so much more fun – and you can meet more interesting people on Second Life as well!

Another thing that made me decide to return to blogging was Gillian Waldman’s return. Her blog Deux Looks was my favourite fashion blog back when I was a newbie. I’ve looked at all of her new blog entries, and I think she’s become one of my favourite bloggers again! Check it out if you haven’t already. She looks great!