Pixel Dolls continues to release more in the dark romantic style they’ve been focused on this summer, and each of this week’s dresses is available in one color as a freebie (guess what, it’s not either purple or cranberry, either!).
I’ve paired the Curious Dress in Black
with Free Analog Dog Hair
The Mermaid Dress in Silver also features Kyoot Bedhead Bun in Chestnut.
Both outfits feature: Glitterati Poses and Mango!Mango! Smoked Pale Skin
A few more goodies to show you from The Summer of Love Fair, which runs between July 18th and August 8th.
Traparenze Dress from Baiastice, and Heart N Soul River Shoes from the SOL Fair Hunt
$DUSTARZ$ Gem Necklace, from the SOL Fair, not free
Not from the fair: Tiny Bird Kissy Kissy Hair in Deep Red and pose by Glitterati.
Margarida Dress in Pink amd LiNe Pufy DOts Necklace from SOL Fair (not free)
Not from Fair: Junwave Ayano in Dark Brown Hair, Pose by Glitterati
The skin in both photos is III Sumer Tone Skin 2 Freebie from SOL Fair
Last night I visited the charming Twinkle Night Bazaar. Each featured vendor has placed a few items for sale, none over $50L.
When you teleport into the location, let things rez for a moment, turn around and look for the sign below.
Follow in the direction of the arrow and you will find yourself on a path with vendors on each side. The path winds up a hill.
As one might expect from the name, the theme is related to stars, constellations, and the night sky. I found that the quality of items varied widely, and some were a little too “cute” for me. Here’s a couple of dresses that I liked.
This long sundress is the Oyakin Aslan oop Dress in Green. It’s also available in blue. The rest of the items are not from the event – DbT Delliah Olive Leather Sandal (former Fab Free gift), Tiny Bird Sunset Soon Forgotten Hair in Deep Red (sale this weekend), Magic Nook Moon River Necklace in Gold/Turquoise (I think this is from Operation Squeegee) and the Tik Tok Sabrina Light Skin (group gift). The pose is by Glitterati.
This sweet little dress is the Tomato, Tomato Somnolence dress. One really sweat feature of this dress is that as one’s avatar moves, the stars pick up and float for a moment before settling again. Also featured in this picture is Simply Britnee Cleopatra II Hair in Marron (sale this weekend), and Ohh-la-Licious Reduc Vanilla Bubblegum skin. Pose by LAP.
The two hair stores featured in these pictures – Simply Britnee and Tiny Bird – are having major sales this weekend. Tiny Bird is having a 50% off sale on everything except collaborations. Simply Brinee has many styles marked down to $1L, $25L, $50L and $100L. This is a great chance to stock up on some hair. I use big sales like this to fill in “gaps” in my inventory hair selection.
There are very few eras in fashion that I really don’t like (I didn’t think I’d ever come to be nostalgic for the clothing of the 1980’s but even those styles now appeal to me again). So it comes as no surprise that I love finding Vintage styles in SL…vintage from just about any era. While checking out the sales on Second Style Island this last weekend, I came upon a lovely dress at Ingenue in a beautiful rose pink. And while searching to find bottoms for some of the great tops I’d picked up at the Black and Blue Fair (see note below), I found this great batik skirt on XStreetSL.com. The designer has a number of similar skirts at very reasonable prices.
Left – Shoes: Maitreya Group Gift Pumps in Tawny (join subscribo for a pack of basic pumps in many colors), Skin: Angie Gift Skin from Second Style Island, Hair: Posh Push and Shove Hair in Carrot (former Project Themeory), Dress: Ingenue Ella Rose, on sale at Second Style Island
Right – Shirt: Exodi Imani Tee in Indigo (from Black and Blue Fair), Shoes: BM Stiletto Sandals Bow Olive Yellow, Skin: Angie Gift Skin from Second Style Island, Hair: Posh Viscous hypnosis hair in ash red (past Project Themeory), Skirt: Batik Skirt in Koi from XStreetSL
Pose from Honey and Vinegar (new store, individual poses $15L)
Note on the Black and Blue Fair-I understand there was some controversy this weekend over whether or not people misunderstood and believed that it was a fund-raising event for charity. I apologize for any misconception my own posts may have caused. In regards to the one mental health charity that I did highlight, please note that there was an item at the fair which spotlighted this charity (the To Write Love on Her Arms tattoo). I simply wanted to take the opportunity to also spotlight this (IMO) very worthy group. There was information about other groups at the fair as well (like the hotlines) but this was done (at least, I think this was done) in a very low key informational manner.
I hope that the effort to raise awareness about mental health issues will continue in Second Life. I would love to also see fundraisers for groups like To Write Love on Her Arms!
Wow, between replacing a dead hard drive (which has been frequently backed up thanks to Apple’s Time Machine software), my hubby asking for help registering for Facebook and finding all his old friends, the series finales of Lost and 24, the season finale of Chuck, and a bunch of Linden Homes malfunctions (more on that later at 117prims), it’s a wonder I’ve had any opportunity to take pictures of new clothing in the last few days. I finally did during the commercials last night, in my 4 hour Chuck and 24 marathon (thank goodness for DVRs).
Below is a look inspired by 1940’s pinup poses.
Rarely will I buy hair at the normal price or close-to-it, but this Sophia updo from Nushru Hair was calling to me at Le Cirque. The shoes are Mielle Sculpted Shoe in Black, available at XStreetSL for only $5L (I think I’ll go back and pick up a few other colors of this one). The dress is Cupcakes Glitz Dress in Blue (I think it was from a $50L sale last week)
The skin is the Exodi Lily v2 Dove Girlie Light Skin (group gift).
The second outfit reminds me of movie musicals from the late 1940’s and 1950’s. The shoes are Baby Monkey Laced Flats ($10L for Baby Monkey Group Members). The dress is from VUI (Cocktail Dress Blue); the skin is a former Super Bargain Saturday skin from TIK TOK (Grace Merlot Medium). The hair is from the current Project Themeory week – Posh‘s Push & Shove in Carrot. The jewelry is Très Beau Pearl Earings and Choker
Poses by Vivianne and [lynds-matic]
Select dresses, separates, shoes, skins and outfits for $50L.
My take: some really nice items here. For some reason, many of the dresses on sale are in green(?). Take special notice of the pretty sundresses (some of them pictured below), and if you don’t have a pair of high waist pants, here’s another opportunity to get them at a good price…either sold by themselves next to the jeans, or in an outfit on the wall if you enter the store to the left.
Skin: (not sure where it’s from, maybe Glam Affair) Allison Fair Skin
Dress: Indie Rose Rose Vintage Lace Dress in Mint
Hair: Ava-Tare Burcu Hair in Wild Rose (this may have been a $60L Weekend item).
Skin: MangoMango Jelly Pale Skin
Dress: Indie Rose Peacock Dress in Green
Hair: Audacity Hair – Sookie in Henna
Skin: Beauty Avatar Seklis Natural Skin 20
Hair: Amacci Hair Adena in Auburn
Dress: Indie Rose Sequin Puffed up Dress in Rose
poses by Everglow, [doll], exposer, noju
Beyond the typical weekly promotions, there are a lot of noteworthy sales going on right now in SL shops. I’ve already been to several of them and hope to blog some of my finds in the next day or two.
Here’s a brief rundown:
- Urbanity 50% Off Sale
- Mischief retiring older items on XStreetSL for $30L (outfits and fatpacks).
- Dirty Word Closing Sale, 50L or less, with fatpacks for 200L….runs till May 23rd (I think)
- AQUA Moving Sale, items priced $50L or less…runs till May 27th.
- Seldom Blue 3000 Subscriber Celebration Sale, $50L selected outfits. Runs till May 22nd.
- Indie Rose Sale – $50L on selected items. Runs through May 22nd.
- Nomine Sale – $50L selected clothing, 50% selected skins and accessories. Runs through May 21.
- Muze Closing sale, all outfits $10L (runs till ?)
- Haven’t confirmed this yet, but Sn@tch may still have out all the previous Humpday items for $69L
- Ordinary (shoes) 50% off Sale