Hip, hip, hooray! Bone Mosten overwhelmingly won the Sexiest Male SL Avatar of 2008 as voted by the community on the New World Notes Blog and organized by Iris Ophelia.
I'm very pleased for two reasons - the first and least because Boner is a friend of mine, the second and most important is because Bone is one of the funniest and nicest and most talented folks you'll ever meet in SL. The fact that he came into SL and created a non-stereotypical avatar, and infused much of his own taste and personality into creating his persona, and has the sense of humor and intact ego that he can play games with his appearance and not feel threatened in the least by it, is much of what makes him, in my mind anyway, an awesome addition to the world.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
The deliciously talented Lu sisters have released a new fall collection. Last season's collection was based on spring flowers. Their fall line is based on feathers. Lots and lots of feathers.
The Lus are well known for their exquisite primwork, their hand-drawn designs, and their sense of whimsy. This latest offering is no exception. Rich colors permeate the offerings. Deep vibrant reds and purples. Electric yellows. The Parakeet above (300L$) is eyecatching with its beads and froufrou prim feathered epaulets.
The famous Alt sisters - I mean Lu sisters - tend to design toward the elegant, and these ball gowns are just over the top. The Gilded Peach (350L$) is a classic with sequins and a side skirt. The Magpie (600L$) is a beautifully understated draped black and white gown with multiple flexi skirts and a long train. The waist is banded with sculpted draped fabric and the bodice is intertwined black and white textured fabric. Luscious! The texture on the Sequin Finch gown (300L$) is so deep and rich as to be mesmerizing. Lovely blues and golds adorn the high waisted skirt, and poofy sleeves and a sparkly brooch keep it in place.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be a default Second Life avatar, right? Linden Labs is seeking a contract animator to replace the "broomstick up the butt" default avatar walk that causes everyone on the grid to get an animation overrider that then cause all that lag that we love so much! You know, the ones that make the official greeting of SL become "AO off".
So, if you are such an animator, or you just play one in SL, drop a notecard with your name, preferred method of contact, and any links to your work on Bucket Linden's profile in SL. That's Bucket, rhymes with Bucket, Linden.
And good luck!
Saturday, May 03, 2008
I've been meaning to blog on Torley's tutorials for a long time, and he just released a bunch of new ones on land. Land ownership, prim counts, parcels, simulators, rental, regions, buying, selling, abandoning, safe sale, you name it, he's filmed it!
Torley's videos are included in the SL Official Blog, and also are available on YouTube. I'd recommend subscribing to either or both! Watch, and learn.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
See you there!
SLURL is http://slurl.com/secondlife/artilleri/84/70/24/?title=Artilleri%20Store%20
Monday, April 21, 2008
Girl Friday is a recent release by Miko Omegamu of Icing. It's a cute little creamy cami and grey skirt, snug and a bit slinky. The camisole is adorned with a generous pouf of flexi prim ruffles, for a nice 3D effect. The skirt is system, with very nice belt detailing, tailoring and seams, especially along the backside. The demure little number can be dressed up or down. I am a complete sucker for a naughty librarian outfit! ;)
Icing is one of those really reliable shops where you know whatever you buy is going to look even better on you than it does in the advertisement. The ruffled prim attaches to the chest, so necklace options can be a bit tricky, and it may need some adjustment depending on your chest topography.
Girl Friday is 250L$ at the main store in Mischief Cove. New freebies as well! SLURL here:
Skin Hybrid II in Spectral by Santana Lumiere of Nevermore Studios
Bonita Hair in Mahogany with Right Swept Bangs by Elikapika Tiramsu of ETD
Spring Stilettos in Black by Fallingwater Cellardoor of Shiny Things
Black Pearl Timeless Teardrop Earrings by Tracy Scofield of Encore
Black Bangle by Koge Cleaver of Junk
Monday, April 07, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
There's a sale at Mimi Coral's shop <3 size="1">Skin Hybrid II in Spectral by Santana Lumiere
1er Arro deconstruit Jewelry Set by Dazzle
Dana dress by Mimi Coral of <3>
Sin Skins Portia Lashes by Portia Sin
Bonita Hair with Right Swept Bangs in Mahogany by Elika Tiramasu of ETD
Friday, March 14, 2008
Newflash: Phillip Rosedale (aka Phillip Linden) will be stepping down as Linden Labs Chief Executive Officer and will instead take the position of Board Chairman of Linden Labs. Linden Labs will begin a search for a CEO with more management and operation experience. Begin new era.
Massively: Philip Rosedale stepping down as Linden Lab CEO
Reuters: Rosedale to step down as Linden Lab CEO
Reuters: Rosedale faces “founder’s dilemma” and steps aside
Reuters: Reactions to the Rosedale announcement
Official SL Blog: "Changing my Job" by Philip Linden
Friday, March 07, 2008
Phaylen Fairchild has been a very busy avie - she's released Episode #4 of Divas of SL. This one is titled "The Fairy, The Furry and The Phaylen".
If the embedded video doesn't work for you, this is the url:
Monday, February 25, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
I don't know why it took me so long to find longtime SL member Mimi Coral's delicious shop <3 Cupcakes!! She's been in SL forever - maybe I'm just slow! Thanks to Elisha for telling me about her!
<3 Cupcakes in located in Optimal http://slurl.com/secondlife/Optimal/130/208/24
Prices are extreeeeemly reasonable! Less than $200L per outfit.
Duality Crystal Jewelry Set by Emmanuelle LaFollette of DelEmma Design
Pandora skin in Tone 3 Seduce by sachi Vixen of Adam n Eve
Monday, February 04, 2008
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Friday, February 01, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Pixel Dolls has released this week new Corset Belts - wonderfully textured midriff layers - for covering that gap where your top should meet your bottoms.
For those outfits where a gap just isn't the look you're going for, these corset belts do the trick. They come in ALL layers for all of your fashion fixing needs - undershirt, underpants, pants, shirt and jacket layers. Each for L$100 or all four for L$300. Cameo, Knit, Dauphine, and Empress, now available in colors, too!
Pixel Dolls in Port Seraphine
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Episode the third, just released. Phaylen Fairchild's lastest installment in the life of a Second Life Diva. As usual, complete with her signature warm social commentary on the foibles of humanity as expressed in our avatars. Enjoy!!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Generally, if I see a sign like this posted in an area, my brain translates it immediaely into "We Know Drama". It's a red flag for folks who have trouble communicating effectively and have poor conflict resolution skills. They're usually generally nice folks, and frequently rather charming and even engaging, especially at first, but things tend to disintegrate after a while, until they predictably explode.
The logical converse of "I am having a problem with EVERYONE" is "EVERYONE is having a problem with me." But, lacking insight, they never quite make that leap and go on to assume that "new friends" must be the answer, seeking new, unsuspecting victims, errrr friends.
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Snapzilla has up their "Best of 2007" choices. Some amazing pics - do check it out! Snapzilla's been around a good while now - it's become a pictorial blog or diary of all the goings on of the SL residents over the years - a great source of ideas, inspiration, and travel tips!
Best of Snapzilla 2005
Snapzilla went live in February 2005 - here's the first snapshot, appropriately from Cristiano Midnight, Snapzilla's founder, on February 23, 2005.