Hair Fair 2011 – Hair Fair Photo Contest II !

Whose Hair Will you Wear

It is time for our Second Hair Fair 2011 Photo Contest. When this years build was created, it was always the intention of the committee to make it as photogenic as possible. We invited aDORKable Poses to join us once again in this endeavour. This year they have exceeded our expectations, and the sims are really fun to be at.

Many have already taken such incredible pictures of the builds, we want to step that up into a mix of Hair Fairs latest releases, you and the pose oppurtunities available. This contest starts NOW and will end on the day after Hair Fair officially closes – which is the 16th of July at midnight.

The photo you enter must have you – or someone granting you permission to take their pic – in the photo with NEW Hair Fair 2011 hair on. Posed on one of the aDORKable poseballs set up at the fair, with the prop and/or fairground in the background. The hair must be recognisable as Hair Fair 2011 hair, and the pose must also be recognisable as one at the event. So be careful when cropping your pictures.

You will find all the rules on the flickr group page, but please please make sure you tag the photos and put the description in as asked. Failure to do so will void your entry, and that makes us cry.

Prizes have been donated by What’s New SL, aDORKable Poses  and VR Studio.

Prizes:

1st Prize –  12 months Pro Flickr Account from What’s New SL
                  All NEW aDORKable Pose Sets/Props for 12 months
                   VR Studio by VR Foundry

2nd Prize – All NEW aDORKable Pose Sets/Props for 9 months
                  VR Studio by VR Foundry

3rd Prize –  All NEW aDORKable Pose Sets/Props for 6 months
                   VR Studio by VR Foundry

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Ashia Tomsen in-world with an IM/notecard or both :)

Hair Fair Banner 2011

Hair Fair 2011 – Hair Fair Photo Contest II !

Whose Hair Will you Wear

It is time for our Second Hair Fair 2011 Photo Contest. When this years build was created, it was always the intention of the committee to make it as photogenic as possible. We invited aDORKable Poses to join us once again in this endeavor. This year they have exceeded our expectations, and the sims are really fun to be at.

Many have already taken such incredible pictures of the builds, we want to step that up into a mix of Hair Fairs latest releases, you and the pose opportunities available. This contest starts NOW and will end on the day after Hair Fair officially closes – which is the 16th of July at midnight.

The photo you enter must have you – or someone granting you permission to take their pic – in the photo with NEW Hair Fair 2011 hair on. Posed on one of the aDORKable poseballs set up at the fair, with the prop and/or fairground in the background. The hair must be recognizable as Hair Fair 2011 hair, and the pose must also be recognizable as one at the event. So be careful when cropping your pictures.

You will find all the rules on the flickr group page, but please please make sure you tag the photos and put the description in as asked. Failure to do so will void your entry, and that makes us cry.

Prizes have been donated by What’s New SL, aDORKable Poses  and VR Studio.

Prizes:

1st Prize –  12 months Pro Flickr Account from What’s New SL
                  All NEW aDORKable Pose Sets/Props for 12 months
                   VR Studio by VR Foundry

2nd Prize – All NEW aDORKable Pose Sets/Props for 9 months
                  VR Studio by VR Foundry

3rd Prize –  All NEW aDORKable Pose Sets/Props for 6 months
                   VR Studio by VR Foundry

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Ashia Tomsen in-world with an IM/notecard or both :)

Hair Fair Banner 2011

Hair Fair 2011 – Hair Fair Photo Contest II !

Whose Hair Will you Wear

It is time for our Second Hair Fair 2011 Photo Contest. When this years build was created, it was always the intention of the committee to make it as photogenic as possible. We invited aDORKable Poses to join us once again in this endeavour. This year they have exceeded our expectations, and the sims are really fun to be at.

Many have already taken such incredible pictures of the builds, we want to step that up into a mix of Hair Fairs latest releases, you and the pose oppurtunities available. This contest starts NOW and will end on the day after Hair Fair officially closes – which is the 16th of July at midnight.

The photo you enter must have you – or someone granting you permission to take their pic – in the photo with NEW Hair Fair 2011 hair on. Posed on one of the aDORKable poseballs set up at the fair, with the prop and/or fairground in the background. The hair must be recognisable as Hair Fair 2011 hair, and the pose must also be recognisable as one at the event. So be careful when cropping your pictures.

You will find all the rules on the flickr group page, but please please make sure you tag the photos and put the description in as asked. Failure to do so will void your entry, and that makes us cry.

Prizes have been donated by What’s New SL, aDORKable Poses  and VR Studio.

Prizes:

1st Prize –  12 months Pro Flickr Account from What’s New SL
                  All NEW aDORKable Pose Sets/Props for 12 months
                   VR Studio by VR Foundry

2nd Prize – All NEW aDORKable Pose Sets/Props for 9 months
                  VR Studio by VR Foundry

3rd Prize –  All NEW aDORKable Pose Sets/Props for 6 months
                   VR Studio by VR Foundry

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Ashia Tomsen in-world with an IM/notecard or both :)

Hair Fair Banner 2011

Hair Fair 2011 – Hair Fair Photo Contest II !

Whose Hair Will you Wear

It is time for our Second Hair Fair 2011 Photo Contest. When this years build was created, it was always the intention of the committee to make it as photogenic as possible. We invited aDORKable Poses to join us once again in this endeavour. This year they have exceeded our expectations, and the sims are really fun to be at.

Many have already taken such incredible pictures of the builds, we want to step that up into a mix of Hair Fairs latest releases, you and the pose oppurtunities available. This contest starts NOW and will end on the day after Hair Fair officially closes – which is the 16th of July at midnight.

The photo you enter must have you – or someone granting you permission to take their pic – in the photo with NEW Hair Fair 2011 hair on. Posed on one of the aDORKable poseballs set up at the fair, with the prop and/or fairground in the background. The hair must be recognisable as Hair Fair 2011 hair, and the pose must also be recognisable as one at the event. So be careful when cropping your pictures.

You will find all the rules on the flickr group page, but please please make sure you tag the photos and put the description in as asked. Failure to do so will void your entry, and that makes us cry.

Prizes have been donated by What’s New SL, aDORKable Poses  and VR Studio.

Prizes:

1st Prize –  12 months Pro Flickr Account from What’s New SL
                  All NEW aDORKable Pose Sets/Props for 12 months
                   VR Studio by VR Foundry

2nd Prize – All NEW aDORKable Pose Sets/Props for 9 months
                  VR Studio by VR Foundry

3rd Prize –  All NEW aDORKable Pose Sets/Props for 6 months
                   VR Studio by VR Foundry

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Ashia Tomsen in-world with an IM/notecard or both :)

Hair Fair Banner 2011

Hair Fair 2011 – Whose Hair will you Wear?

Whose Hair Will you Wear

It is time for our Second Hair Fair 2011 Photo Contest. When this years build was created, it was always the intention of the committee to make it as photogenic as possible. We invited aDORKable Poses to join us once again in this endeavour. This year they have exceeded our expectations, and the sims are really fun to be at.

Many have already taken such incredible pictures of the builds, we want to step that up into a mix of Hair Fairs latest releases, you and the pose oppurtunities available. This contest starts NOW and will end on the day after Hair Fair officially closes – which is the 16th of July at midnight.

The photo you enter must have you – or someone granting you permission to take their pic – in the photo with NEW Hair Fair 2011 hair on. Posed on one of the aDORKable poseballs set up at the fair, with the prop and/or fairground in the background. The hair must be recognisable as Hair Fair 2011 hair, and the pose must also be recognisable as one at the event. So be careful when cropping your pictures.

You will find all the rules on the flickr group page, but please please make sure you tag the photos and put the description in as asked. Failure to do so will void your entry, and that makes us cry.

Prizes have been donated by What’s New SL, aDORKable Poses  and VR Studio.

Prizes:

1st Prize –  12 months Pro Flickr Account from What’s New SL
                  All NEW aDORKable Pose Sets/Props for 12 months
                   VR Studio by VR Foundry

2nd Prize – All NEW aDORKable Pose Sets/Props for 9 months
                  VR Studio by VR Foundry

3rd Prize –  All NEW aDORKable Pose Sets/Props for 6 months
                   VR Studio by VR Foundry

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Ashia Tomsen in-world with an IM/notecard or both :)

Hair Fair Banner 2011

Final Days to Submit – Official Hair Fair Flickr Contest!!!

The Official Hair Fair Flickr Contest for 2011 has begun!

Now through the end of 19th of June you can upload 8 pictures featuring hair in some way. The theme of the event is Seasons, and we hope that gives people some fun and exciting challenges. The prizes as every year are awesome, and the 3 main winners and 7 runners up will get access to Hair Fair 2011 a day early, as well as their pictures displayed at the fair. If you have any questions regarding the contest, or want to donate prizes contact Ashia Tomsen, who is the committee member looking after this event. If you would like to see some of the previous years entries here are the pools 2008 , 2009 , 2010

Hair Fair 2011 Flickr Contest Below is a list of the incredible stores who will be donating prizes for this years Hair Fair Flickr Contest, with prizes being added daily:

Action
Adorkable
[BedlaM]
^;^CaTwA^;^
Cynful
ChiChickie
DCNY
Discord Designs
Emo-tions
Enigma
Hairoin
Hopscotch
Hucci
Idiosyncrasy
Iren
Kmadd
LeLutka
L+N Signature
Magoa
Malevay Studios (Meeroos!)
Mechanized Life
Milestone Creations
MINA Hair
MOOD
Nikita Fride
Rezispa Loc
Rock Candy
Sysy’s
Tekeli-li
TenFifteen
Tutti Fruitti
Vanity hair
VR Studio
W Winx

*If you would like to donate a prize, please contact Ashia Tomsen in world via notecard stating the prize you would like to donate and your LM. You dont have to be a hair designer to donate a prize

Official Hair Fair Flickr Contest

The Official Hair Fair Flickr Contest for 2011 has begun!

Now through the end of 19th of June you can upload 8 pictures featuring hair in some way. The theme of the event is Seasons, and we hope that gives people some fun and exciting challenges. The prizes as every year are awesome, and the 3 main winners and 7 runners up will get access to Hair Fair 2011 a day early, as well as their pictures displayed at the fair. If you have any questions regarding the contest, or want to donate prizes contact Ashia Tomsen, who is the committee member looking after this event. If you would like to see some of the previous years entries here are the pools 2008 , 2009 , 2010

Hair Fair 2011 Flickr Contest Below is a list of the incredible stores who will be donating prizes for this years Hair Fair Flickr Contest, with prizes being added daily:

Action
Adorkable
[BedlaM]
^;^CaTwA^;^
Cynful
ChiChickie
DCNY
Discord Designs
Emo-tions
Enigma
Hairoin
Hopscotch
Hucci
Idiosyncrasy
Iren
Kmadd
LeLutka
L+N Signature
Magoa
Malevay Studios (Meeroos!)
Mechanized Life
Milestone Creations
MINA Hair
MOOD
Nikita Fride
Rezispa Loc
Rock Candy
Sysy’s
Tekeli-li
TenFifteen
Tutti Fruitti
Vanity hair
VR Studio
W Winx

*If you would like to donate a prize, please contact Ashia Tomsen in world via notecard stating the prize you would like to donate and your LM. You dont have to be a hair designer to donate a prize

Another Fundraiser II – Skins & Makeup

Another Fundraiser II

Another Fundraiser II is almost ready to open….for those wishing to still participate by making skins/makeup/tats, give us a shout, we can add you to group super fast.  For those who aren’t sure what Another Fundraiser II is about, we are asking residents to make skins mods, makeups etc either based on Eloh, MinaJunk, etc you name it, or work on your own if you happen to make skins.  Point is make skins, or makeups, all proceeds go to Red Cross for Japan. More details here.  I remember Another Fundraiser in 2008, how amazing it was to see people who hadn’t created before make things.  I’ve been enjoying checking out the skins and makeups that have been set up to date.   For more information on Another Fundraiser II click here.

Sneak Peek….

 

Sneak Peek - Another Fundraiser II

Teleport

Another Fundraiser II

Three years ago, Eloh Eliot of Another Shop caused a grid wise stir when she released full perm skins.  Her reasoning was simple…to see what would happen.  Lots happened!  Out of her generosity, many people had access to layered psd’s.  Psd is a file extension name for Photoshop, meaning there is more than one item inside the file, on a layer.  These layers were lashes, eye-makeup, lips, shading, highlighting, all the elements that come together to create a skin.  For many people this was the first time they were able to see the process.  It was an informative tool, as well as resource.

Seizing this opportunity, and hoping to cement the foundations for proper use of this gift, Another Fundraiser was born.  Second Life residents were encouraged to create modded/modified skins.  The response was overwhelming.  In just a few short day, there were tons of skins already set out awaiting the opening. Residents were consuming tutorials as fast as they could to participate.  Everyone contributed to their skill level at the time, and everyone learned something.  Over the years, people who attempted to make some new makeups for this event, have gone on to show their skills with more makeup, more heavily modded skins, and eventually a fully developed skin with no traces of the old Eloh they started out with. A fresh new skin, fully their own.  Eloh Eliot’s risk, paid off in many people ‘leveling up’.

It was  three years ago to the day, of the posting of the charity receipts for Another Fundraiser, that Mina Jun of MinaJunk offered her full perm skins to the grid for modification, to benefit Red Cross.   The grid has changed a lot in 3 years.  We now have tatoo layers, allowing avatars to swap out tattoos, and makeups.  Another Fundraiser II is back to help victims of the March 11th 2011 Earthquake, and Tsunami by asking residents to try their hand again at modding skins.

Please read for information about Another Fundraiser II.

A collection of various tutorials that might answer some questions about working in Photoshop/gimp with layered files.  You can do this, it’s easy, just play around, emulate some tutorials, and see what happens….trust me anything you do will be better than my old Another Fundraiser skin mods. ;P   Using Mina Jun’s skins, Eloh Eliot’s layers, and Sezmra Svarog’s template, I am sure you can put together something someone will like.  Give it a try!

Eloh Eliot’s Another Blog
Eloh Eliot’s Skin Files (Worth looking through the layers to see the work involved.)
Tutorials by Eloh Eliot
Vint Falken’s Tutorials
Facial Hair Tutorial
Link to various Second Life Skin Tutorials (youtube)

There is a lot of information out there for you, hunt for it.  I suggest using your search browser to find skin resources.  Please double-check copy rights, licensing, and distribution information before using.  Just cause it’s on the internet, doesn’t mean it’s free.

Corporate Chic – Whimsy Winx – Look #1

Common questions asked inworld are where to find buisness attire.   I have put together, a challenge to my fellow fashion community enthusiasts, to help create numerous looks appropriate for the office environment.  Both men and women can participate, please remember to not feature the following…suggestive clothing…this isn’t about an affair at the office, or your managerial wardrobe at Hot Topic, no wings, antlers, elves, sorry I love you all but lets keep this strictly business!  Scroll to the bottom of the post for more information!

My first look:
Corporate Chic - Whimsy Winx - Look # 1

I love this look, I could be the editor of a magazine, on my way to meet with the board, or lunch with the girls I do charity work with.  Old school, classic, chic.  Since it’s a virtual world…I can get away easily with the height of the heel.  This outfit is by Aoharu, it’s quintessential “twin set”.  Although the shift dress, and jacket are sold as separates.  This is a great way to get a look fast, and the dress easily coordinates with other jackets, and the look can be worn year round.  This look is also an example of a full “outfit” for the challenge,  as opposed to mix and matched separates.

Hair: Clawtooth By Clawtooth – Pink Champagne – Softest Black  [Alternate Location as Main Store is closed for rebuild]
Lashes: LeLutka – 2011 lashes/curl
Eyes:  Argrace – Moonlit Eyes – Regular (Honey)
Skin: LeLutka – Light – Friday – Dark Brows
Dresses: Aoharu – BT – Tweed Feminine Dress – Shown in Beige, Ivory,  Black
Jacket: Aoharu – BT – Tweed Short Jacket – Shown in Beige, Ivory,  Black
Bag: LeLutka –  Mitu Bag – Black
Shoes:  LeLutka – Saffron Pumps – Neutral Black
Poses: Long Awkward Pose
Posestand/Studio: VR Studio by VR Foundry

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Corporate Chic is a challenge is to put together fashionable professional business attire.  Bloggers/Stylists will either showcase a full outfit they accessorized, or mix and match separates to complete a corporate look.  Participants will tag & submit their photos to the Second Life-Corporate Chic flickr group as a source to turn to when seeking business appropriate wear.

You must:
1. Title your post  Corporate Chic – Your Name – Look # (after the # if this is your first post to this, type 1, for second post it would be Look #2, and so on)
2. If you use flickr submit the photos to the Corporate Chic flickr group. Please tag your Photos “Second Life-Corporate Chic
3. Please tag your post if possible or make a category “Second Life-Corporate Chic
4. List items you are wearing with slurls to the stores.
5. Outfits must be appropriate for the corporate environment, ultimate business look
6. Let this be an ongoing compilation, feel free to do this challenge for years to come, feel free to post more then one look at any time.  If you multiple post Name your post Corporate Chic – Your Name – Look #_, and continue numbering as you go along.

7. Both men and women may participate, please remember to not feature the following…suggestive clothing…this isn’t about an affair at the office, or your managerial wardrobe at Hot Topic, no wings, antlers, elves, sorry I love you all but lets keep this strictly business!

Le Look Osakki!

Osakki @ Le Look

Osakki who I have been bingeing on the past couple of posts such as Osakki Berries, and With Love Plaid, has just released a new collection, and a new location at Le Look!  It’s a stunning looking store.  The designer Kaysha Piers ‘s work this time around has continued with her structured look in form, but from soft sweaters to military bodysuits, and jackets.  It’s a wondrous, contemporary mix of old, and new styles, with fun twists. It’s very hip, very now, and totally Second Life fashion. I especially love her for her variety of leggings.

Osakki - Assassin - Blood

One of my favorites right away was this eye-catching blazer in blood-red, with coordinating corset, leggings, and gloves, called Assassin.  It featured two types of shoulder epaulets.  As I mentioned before she has a variety of leggings,  I was really taken with the fish net leggings I blogged in With Love Plaid.   I have worn them for over a week, so I am quite happy she’s created even more, and hope she just turns these out left and right.  I am sooo into this right now.    [Osakki Mainstore Teleport] Check out my awesome new hair from Exile, this windblown hair is great.  I am in love with browns and auburns and Kavar nailed it.  I love the way it drapes from behind as well.

Osakki - Leggings - Variety

Whut Whut:
Hair: Exile – Nyx – Dusk
Hair Base:  Amacci – Hair Base Tattoo – Mocha
SSkin: eStyle Exquisite – Paris X3 – Tan 24
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelashes ‘Allure” – Black
Eyes:  Amacci – Real Eyes – Amber
Outfit: Osakki – Assassin – Blood
Boots: SiniStyle – Animosity Boot
Poses: Marukin

I also wanted to share that Sasy Scarborough of SasyPants (lol), has created a flickr group of stock images for Second Life users.  Bloggers, photographers, virtual artists, photo pile up enthusiasts are sure to find something interesting to use in this group that is growing and growing.  If you have a love of taking photos, and are always snapping a photo out on location, consider submitting it to this group.  All work submitted is to be used Non Commercially.  You can’t use it to make textures, backgrounds, etc.  You can use it as the background of your store ad, or blog post photo, or pile up, etc.  The group has a lot of potential, so please consider making some backgrounds for others, or use it as your resource for backgrounds.  Check it out Second Life Stock Images, and check out an example of how I used a photo.

Second Life Stock Image (flickr group) Use Example

PLEASE REMEMBER this is NOT a pile up group, so if you submit a photo like a head shot, it can then be used in any manner non commercially by others.  There are groups for pile ups, this is where you get the background you want for it.  Just sayin’  don’t complain when you are the next spoke person for diaper fetish group. Mmmhmm.

The Deck is 1 Year Old!

The Deck, one of Second Life’s fashionable shopping sims, is celebrating their first anniversary.  Many store as well as my own have been able to put out a gift for shoppers.  W. Winx offers you the Lotus Water Temple Spring, a free gift in celebration of The Deck’s birthday, this weekend only.  Come check out the stores, and enjoy some time at  The Deck.  For more information on the birthday fun click here, and here. 😉

Lotus Water Temple Spring - Gift

Home, Garden, Patio Expo 2010 – RFL EVENT

Home, Garden, Patio Expo 2010 begins today April 10th, and runs through April 18th.  With eight regions of Second Life’s home and garden designers!  It’s hard not to find someone you have loved for years, and someone you haven’t seen yet here.   It’s definitely a hot ticket to browse through the displays and find some incredible items.  All brought to us by the All-Stars RFL Team!  Check out the list of stores, and be sure to see each one’s charity item!!

Home Expo 2010 Store List

Grab some friends and teleport to Home Expo 1 to start, or open your map inworld, and type Home Expo, pick a sim, and get started!  Not just awesomely made items in the RFL vendors at each store there, but auctions, raffles, and even a scavenger hunt!  All events are located at the specially assigned event areas (imagine that!) located to the south of Home Expo Sims 1 through 4, and to the north of Home Expo sims 5-8, as I have highlighted in the graphic below.

Home, Garden, Patio Expo 2010, Event Locations

Sneak peek at some of the sights….

Trident @ Home, Garden, Patio Expo 2010
Little Boxes @ Home, Garden, Patio Expo 2010
Petals On The Wind @ Home, Garden, Patio Expo 2010

New Release & New Satelite Location-The Deck

Winx Home & Garden’s latest release is the Beachcomber Deluxe, an exclusive release for it’s new satelite location at Second Life’s newest shopping destination…The Deck.

Winx-Beachcomber Deluxe
Winx-Beachcomber Deluxe

The Winx-Beachcomber Deluxe is a casual addition to your private beach, patio area, or garden.  The Beachcomber settee has four single sits in click-able pillows.  The fire-pit area features 6 single sits in it’s cushions and pillows. Touch on/off fire-pit to enjoy an evening by the fire.  Deck Cushion features a couples cuddle mlp engine, touch to start, with 4 couples cuddles.  The Beachcomber comes with copyable candles in two styles, and driftwood and rusted chain decor salvaged from the beach.  Two styles of copyable potted plants to add to your outdoor scene, and plants for your planter in the fire-pit area.

Copy/Mod/No Transfer

Viewable inworld only at The Deck

Available on Xstreet

50% Off Sale at Winx Home & Garden

50% Off Sale
50% Off Sale

Home & Garden items listed on Xstreet, and inworld at Oubliette, are now on sale 50% off for the time being.  I am in the process of getting some new releases done, and may have to move a few others to Xstreet only as I have a space issue.

I have moved my store gift Alone & Adrift a set of four small ice floats to Xstreet.  You can find them here.   Located at the landing point is the Bone Fish release, this is not a part of the sale, and is also available on Xstreet.

Spring is here, there is a lot of store organizing going on, and you get to benefit from it.  Oubliette is in spring mode as well, flowers everywhere, lush green grasses, puddles from the rains we’ve been getting.  Amazing photo spots all over the sim, places to explore, a cave system with hidden spots to sit and relax in.

Mechanical Mouse Racing
Mechanical Mouse Racing

Mechanical mouse racing is available for enthusiasts, and I have a number of items in the prize box.   Instructions and information for those who arent on the circuit are available onsite.

I have also placed a Selbyword board in a cave here, you are welcome to stay and play a few games.  Instructions are in a acorn under the board.  Please remember to end game properly before leaving.  Enjoy!

Winx-Bone Fish >)))*>

Winx-Bone Fish )))*
Winx-Bone Fish >)))*>

Winx-Bone Fish >)))*> is a fun wearable accessory for nekos and merfolk. Tired of all the candy, cupcakes, and lolli’s? This one is for you, and it’s for a real neko or merfolk, one that enjoys a nice meal, not a little tidbit.

Attaches to mouth. Copy/Mod/No Transfer

Visit my store inworld and see my other items at Winx Home & Garden, or catch me on Xstreet.

Winx-Timeless Waterfall Grotto

Timeless Waterfall Grotto
Timeless Waterfall Grotto

Winx-Timeless Waterfall Grotto– features statuesque marble columned waterfall cascading to a reflecting pool taken over by lush white roses. Features 4 animations from Pillow Talk, and Ex-Pose. Ex-Pose has custom made this Daydream animation specially for Winx Home & Garden. Poseballs are /1 show hide.

Striking addition to your garden, forest, region creating instant atmosphere with a sense of time and place. Romantic, dreamy, picturesque. Stunning when viewed in evening light.

98 prims Copy/Mod/No Transfer Easy Rez-Faux installation, see enclosed instructions for installation. Stunning when viewed in evening light.

******A portion of the purchase price will go to the Australian Red Cross to help the Victoria Bushfires Victims******

Come see this latest edition to Oubliette and help raise fund for a worthy and very heartfelt  cause.

Located here: Winx Home & Garden

*****FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HELPING OUT*****

Please refer to Moggs Oceanlane’s blog post on how you can help, either by making a donation to a kiosk, paying an avatar, or purchasing an item benefiting this cause.

Winx-Fairy Grotto

New Release from Winx Home & Garden!

Winx- Fairy Grotto
Winx- Fairy Grotto

The Winx-Fairy Grotto made from twigs, leaves, petals, and covered in vines, and flowers.  Featuring fairy sparkles hidden in each flowers stamen, with the center blue flower containing a light with menu.  2 sets of mushroom cap steps lead up to each entrance.

Fairy Grotto-Entrance 2
Fairy Grotto-Entrance 2

Numerous poses and animations hidden in acorns, and petals.  Featuring animations, and poses specially designed for the grotto from Ex-Pose (Our latest new store here in Oubliette.  Located above the Redwood Cottage on the hill).  Check out their Onrez store.    Two of these unique  additions are hidden in acorns on one of the twigs , and one in a poolside petal.

Fairy Grotto Poolside Fire
Fairy Grotto Poolside Fire

Other features include:   Fresh rainwater pool; Poolside fire;  Rose Petal Bed with menu driven cuddle poses; Nature Surround of grasses and flower.

Winx-Fairy Grotto is located at Winx Home & Garden in Oubliette.

This and other Winx Home & Garden items are available on Onrez and Xstreet.

A.I.F. Pet Shop

I have always found my friends pets a little obnoxious.   Having a pet of my own was never really anything I was interested, perhaps Gary has being a dog lover, but not me.  Until my friend gave me a corgi from A.I.F. Pet Shop for Christmas.

This is the melding of Japanese innovation with terminal cuteness.   The Corgi is available in 4 varieties golden, chocolate, charcoal, and smokey.   They arrive in an adorable little basket for you to open.  You receive a HUD, a leash, bowl, food, bath, and radar HUD to help find your puppy should you become separated, and in case of emergency a replacement.

Dulce the Canine Fashionista
Dulce the Canine Fashionista
Dulce & Mommy party like rock stars at Phaylen Fairchilds rezday party
Dulce & Mommy party like rock stars at Phaylen Fairchild's rezday party

When you first open the basket and rez your puppy and wear the HUD, you name your new puppy.  The HUD lets you interact with it at all times, allowing you to have the corgi follow, feed, call, and a number of other actions, and even dress it in the  most adorable the clothing!

It sad isn’t it, or maybe perhaps fitting that my darling little Dulce dresses more smartly then the noobs these days.  Notice no bling.  Miss Dulce does not abide by bling.  She doesn’t need to flash to get attention, all eyes are on her as she is overwhelmingly chic on her own.  Dulce spends her days accompanying Mommy out for fashionable outings, shopping, exploring, and retires to nap blissfully while Mommy builds.

A.I.F. Pet Shop has stated that they are interested in providing clothing updates as time goes and in accordance with the response to their pets.   There are a number of slots open on the HUD to allow for clothing additions.  Currently full are two slots, of the cutest in doggie wear.  From the start you are ready for many occasions, from a formal party, to casual outings, and even holidays.  I look forward to this feature being updated with more options although I am quite pleased with the amount already provided.

The HUD and accessories allow you to interact with your dog.  It’s attached to your avatar after rezzing, and when worn in Hug action as in my rock star photo counts as 0 prims on your land.  The Hug action is one of my favorite actions, as when your puppy is on your shoulder like this you have the ability to teleport around Second Life with them.  Perfect for those on the go.  To remove the puppy from the Hug action, you simply right click and select the drop option, your HUD and pie menu will show if you if sim conditions favorably exist to allow for this.  If you drop and find the dog has been (gasp) eaten by Second Life, simply rez the replacement.  You will be able to update the new puppy with your previous settings and name.  I have to admit I have been amazed at Second Life appetite for dogs.  I am on my 11th dog at least.  The replacement is invaluable.

Dulces busy day
Dulce's busy day

Other actions on the HUD and with the accessories allow you to Feed, and Bathe your canine.   Simply rez the bowl or bath, and click.  Sweet little Dulce loves their brand of food, and is always a good puppy and takes her bath. Teleporting your pets name followed with Come, will call the dog to you they will sit with you and keep you company while taking a nap.   They are just as adorable asleep as they are awake.  You also have the ability to throw a ball for them to chase around, ask them to follow, or free them to run around at will.  Dulce prefers to Hug Mommy, when set to Free,  unless she’s at Aunt Milli’s sim where she likes to run around, act crazy, and not hold still for photos when Mommy’s trying to blog.

Dulces Growth Chart
Dulce's Growth Chart

Over time you will notice some amazing things as you interact with your pet.  They grow! Shown here is a comparison of what the corgi starts at and where my pet is at now.  Even when you have to replace it the update will also make sure your pet goes to its last size.  I made sure that the dimension of the picture were unchanged between the two as I took them as puppy updated.

Many other fun things will happen along the way, as you become used to each other, I remember the day Dulce rolled over, on her own, brought tears to my eyes!  Such a day.  I immediately took pics and spammed my friends with the auspicious moment. (tear)  Or remember its first poo.  I was so proud.  Best of all…it won’t eat my ALL MY NINE WEST SHOES…oh sorry RL moment there for a minute.

Dulce & Mommy at Aunt Millis
Dulce & Mommy at Aunt Milli's

You are assured of lots of fun times, and memorable moments with your A.I.F. Pet Shop puppy.  Over time you won’t know how you ever existed with out them..although your true love might have a word about the dog in the way while trying to kiss you..other then that nothing but fun!

A.I.F. Pet Shop corgi’s are available inworld at A.I.F. Pet Shop,  and available for gifting through Xstreet.

My Current Wish List for future updates for this are.  A pet bed in a variety styles, a dog house, and a bag to carry little Dulce around, something chic and stylish, and scripted into the HUD, and a second HUD to allow my partner to interact with Dulce, everyone should share her sweetness, and lots of puppy kisses.  😀