Look of the Day

Mon tissu, formerly one of my favourite stores, is closing today! Everything is 50% off, so I braved the lag and went shopping for some high quality mesh clothing. I also bought a new hair. Wasabi Pills’ Jasmine is available at the Fantasy Fair. Lastly, I bought a few new poses at Collabor88. Marukin’s poses are cheap, but of consistantly high Quality. My avatar never looks as if she’s uncomfortable or in pain when I’m using them.

Skin: Ali VIP Skin (Pure) – Birdy
Eyes: Daydream2 eyes (Lblue) – UMEBOSHI
Eyelashes: Eyelashes 01 – Essences
Hair: Jasmine Mesh Hair (Gingerbread) – Wasabi Pills (Fantasy Fair)
Tattoo: Alvarrez – Reckless (Wayward Hunt)
Top: Oversized Shirt (Heart) – mon tissu
Shorts: Cuffed Denim Shorts (Classic Wash) – mon tissu
Socks: High Socks – JD (Wayward Hunt)
Boots: Juliette Boots (Crimson) – fri.day (Collabor88)


Look of the Day

Today I did the Wayward Hunt. Some of the items were so well hidden that I didn’t find them all despite the fact that the organizers of the hunt gave hints. My outfit, my shoes, my tattoo and my necklace are from there. The necklace is actually part of a jewelry set. My hair is from this week’s round of Fifty Linden Friday. I also experimented a bit with my Windlight setting. It’s lighter now. I’ve decided against shadows though. Shadows slow my rather mediocre computer down too much.

Skin: Harley (Ivory) – Pink Fuel
Eyes: Daydream 2 eyes (Lblue) – UMEBOSHI
Hair: Roberta Mesh Hair (Crystal Pink) – Wasabi Pills (Fifty Linden Friday)
Eyeslashes: Eyelashes 01 – Essences
Eyeliner: Vintage Cat Eyeliner – Pekka
Feet: Avatar Enhancement Feet High – Slink
Tattoo: Alvarez – Reckless (Wayward Hunt)
Outfit: Floral Blouse and Skater Skirt – NYU (Wayward Hunt)
Shoes: Mumbai (Cream) – Essenz (Wayward Hunt)
Necklace: Floral Rocks Necklace (Darkness) – League (Wayward Hunt)

Look of the Day

I’ve finally changed my skin after waring Pink Fuel for months. I picked up the current group gift from Birdy the other day, and I absolutely love it. I like it at least as much as Harley or maybe even a little bit more so. My hair is my favourite hair ever – Gisele from LaViere. I also got a free tattoo from Reckless. My boots are an old 50 Linden Friday item from fri.day. The rest are items I found in my inventory.

Outfit Credits:
Skin: Ali VIP Skin (Pure) – Birdy (group gift)
Eyes: Daydream2 eyes (Lblue) – UMEBOSHI
Lashes: Eyelashes 01 – Essences
Hair: Gisele (Glow) – LaViere
Tattoo: El Buho – Reckless
Necklace: Glamazon Necklace (Bronze) – Kunstkammer
Top: Slouchy Tank (Owl Love) – Auxiliary
Jeans: Designer Jeans (Regular Wash) – fri.day
Boots: Layla Boots (Dust) – fri.day

Hunt @ Purple Moon Creations

There is currently a hunt going on at Purple Moon Creations. I managed to find eight of the ten hunt items, but then I found something even better. The Valentine’s Day gift was still there. It is only available to group members, and it costs 50 L$ to join the group, but to me it was worth it. I usually spend more than 50 L$ on clothes.

Skin: Harley (Ivory) – Pink Fuel
Eyes: Daydream2 Eyes (MBlue) – UMEBOSHI
Eyelashes: Eyelashes 01 – Essences
Eyeliner: Vintage Cat Eyliner – Pekka
Hair: Sherilyn Hair (Basics) – Tableau Vivant @ Collabor 88
Dress: Sophia Gown (Magenta) – Purple Moon Creations (Valentine’s Day Gift)

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!