Autumn Shopping

Previously posted @ The Violet Hour.

Autumn shopping has barely started for me in RL as Southern California has just started to get cold enough to wear heavy coats, long sleeves and leggings. I have a love-hate relationship with shopping in RL as I hate putting on and taking off piece after piece of potential clothing. It’s so much faster to try on clothes in SL huh? Now this outfit isn’t exactly ‘Autumn’ appropriate for many places but I’m sure someone here in SoCal has dared to wear something like it out. I just really wanted to wear this amazing Autumn Jacket from Pixicat and decided to pair it with her Autumn Skirt available at Kustom9.

pixicat2

> C R E D I T S <

BODY
Hair > Blown Away → Natural Fusion < Exile (Kavar Cleanslate)
Skin > Anka → Nordic < DeeTaleZ (Steffi Villota)
Body > Physique → V1.4 < Slink (Siddean Munro)

OUTFIT
Bodysuit > Loco Bodysuit → Mono < Flair (Sasy Scarborough) @ My Attic
Jacket > Autumn Jacket → Black < Pixicat (areve)
Skirt > Autumn Skirt → B&W Tweed < Pixicat (areve) @ Kustom9
Boots > Maggie Boots → Black < fri.day (Darling Monday) @ C88
Necklace > Dew Encrusted Teardrop → Short/Silver < Maxi Gossamer (Maxi Gossamer)
Rings 01 > Elemental Ring Set < Yummy (Polyester Partridge) @ C88
Rings 02 > Creepy Eyeball Ring < Nylon Outfitters (Polyester Partridge) Past Tag Gacha Mystery Rare
Earrings > Belladonna Crystal Beaded → Earring 03 < Maxi Gossamer (Maxi Gossamer)

POSE & LOCATION
Pose > Nuria < Kirin (carolina sautereau)
Location > Izzie’s (Izzie Button)


Power Shopping Tiger

Previously posted @ BamPu Legacies of SecondLife.

"Power Shopping Tiger" by Bambi Chicque

“Power Shopping Tiger” by Bambi Chicque

It’s almost time for the Jewelry & Accessory Expo 2014

to open it’s doors!

OPENING DATE:  December 5, 2014

And with this year’s theme

“Release The Beast In You”

showcasing a safari adventure in designs and styles,

I wanted to pounce a few treasures your way…..

Some Exclusives !

Some Gachas !

& Some Sneak Peaks !

Roll your lindens up and stash them in your clutch….

just as JUMO charms ya with her Abyssinian Clutches…

save up and mark your calendars for this journey!

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STYLE CARD by Bambi Banner.PS.

Abyssinian Clutch Jaguar Dollar ~ JUMO ~ J&A Expo 2014

Wild Things Mesh Tiger Boots ~ B Barbie Style ~ J&A Expo 2014

LOLA Belt +HUD ~ GeWunjo ~ J&A Expo 2014

Durban Jaguar Bangles GACHA ~ JUMO ~ J&A Expo 2014

Tiger Corset Black Trim ~ Mystic Tiger

Bengal Tiger Mesh ~ BamPu Legacies Main Palace Shop!

(Special Price $ 99L ~ 2 Sizes)

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Musings on shopping in SL..

Previously posted @ Simply Bea.

I’ve been thinking a lot about shopping events recently. Anyone who has visited this blog before will know I love to shop in SL. I remember back as early as 2009/10 there were far, far fewer events, and when they happened they were a big deal. Designers really pulled out all the stops to showcase their very best, there were great gifts, and all sorts of activities like photo contests, fashion shows and parties to get involved with. They were a great way to discover new designers too, and I would collect landmarks and visit the stores of the ones I liked after the event.

Then I started blogging, and managed to get selected to be an official blogger for all sorts of events, and that was fun too, seeing the event exclusives early, thinking up ways to photograph them, and posting fast and furious to help drum up a sense of anticipation. I enjoy blogging for charity events in particular – helping to promote a worthy cause is always good for the soul, and I have always been happy to spend my Lindens at events like Fashion For Life.

Then regular discount shopping events started – based on the retail model of the designer sample sale or discount fashion warehouses, where designers would offer a product at a heavily discounted price for a limited period, or a limited number of items. Another model was to have discounted items placed in store on a particular day. SL designers have always been creative in finding ways to promote their products to their customers, creating a buzz and making us feel like we are getting special deal and bargains is, of course, a big part of that.

So, why have I been thinking about it recently? Well,  I think I am developing retail event fatigue. There was a time I would hit the “TP” button repeatedly to fight my way into events that were full, and I would happily spend hundreds, or more likely thousands, of lindens at good events. These days, if I try to TP and the event is full, I more often than not just get on with something else – why are we so crazy to get there on day one, when by day four or five the event will probably be pretty much empty? Where once I might have bought a dozen items, now I am more likely to buy one or two items from particular favourite designers. I see the same brands over and over at a lot of the bigger events too – much less of a voyage of discovery, and much more groundhog day! The lag can be quite excruciating (I know it has always been that way – but I have less tolerance for it now) and some of the avatars and behaviour at events can be less than pleasant too. It’s become a whole lot less exciting, and a whole lot more tedious for me. And in the meantime, stores are becoming less interesting to shop in – because it seems like everything is being released at events now. It feels a bit like real life, where superstores and massive shopping malls have virtually replaced local shops.

And I may not be alone in this. Fashion For Life 2014, which ended last weekend, ran for 2 weeks, on 10 sims, with over 150 designers. According to the official Team page, FFL2014 raised 3,004,148 Lindens (that’s 12,007 US$ ). Fantastic effort for a very important cause.   Fashion For Life 2013 ran for 10 days over 7 sims, with a similar number of designers, and raised closer to 6 million Lindens - nearly twice as much. There may be many factors contributing to this, of course – time of year, what else was going on in SL at the time (there are so many events now that they often clash), a shrinking SL economy (thought I’m not aware it’s shrinking THAT much), a different team promoting the event with possibly less “reach” this year….but I am pretty confident that simple retail event fatigue has also played a big part. We’re just not so excited about events these days, and we spend less when we go.

I’d like to see more in-store releases, and do more shopping at designers stores. There will always be a place for events, of course, but I would like to see more “events” that take place in stores – because in a store, you can see all of a designers work and get a real feel for their style and products. I know there will always be a place for big events, but I want to start a campaign for store shopping in SL! Bring back the corner shop!

Ironically, of course, the dress I’m wearing today is from an event – albeit a small one. The Couturiers Docks is a monthly event featuring a limited number of discount items from designers based at SAVIAD shopping district. I like it because it’s small – just a handful of designers, and it’s based at the mall, so you can have a wander and see the designers stores when you visit. And the designs featured are usually great quality and original too.

What do you think? Are events the only way to shop? Or have you got tired of them too? Do you prefer shopping at stores? What could store owners do to make visiting them more appealing to you? I’d love to know your thoughts!

Style notes:
Gown: Living Imagination – Silent Beauty of the Snow limited copies 50% discount @ TCD**
Hair: Vanity Hair – Alala /shown in silver *new* **
Face jewellery: Swallow – Make-up Gems /White
Earrings and Ring: Swallow – Chic Set
Eye makeup: Mons – Eyeshadow Asian /Dream

Autumn Shopping

Previously posted @ The Violet Hour.

Autumn shopping has barely started for me in RL as Southern California has just started to get cold enough to wear heavy coats, long sleeves and leggings. I have a love-hate relationship with shopping in RL as I hate putting on and taking off piece after piece of potential clothing. It’s so much faster to try on clothes in SL huh? Now this outfit isn’t exactly ‘Autumn’ appropriate for many places but I’m sure someone here in SoCal has dared to wear something like it out. I just really wanted to wear this amazing Autumn Jacket from Pixicat and decided to pair it with her Autumn Skirt available at Kustom9.

pixicat2

> C R E D I T S <

BODY
Hair > Blown Away → Natural Fusion < Exile (Kavar Cleanslate)
Skin > Anka → Nordic < DeeTaleZ (Steffi Villota)
Body > Physique → V1.4 < Slink (Siddean Munro)

OUTFIT
Bodysuit > Loco Bodysuit → Mono < Flair (Sasy Scarborough) @ My Attic
Jacket > Autumn Jacket → Black < Pixicat (areve)
Skirt > Autumn Skirt → B&W Tweed < Pixicat (areve) @ Kustom9
Boots > Maggie Boots → Black < fri.day (Darling Monday) @ C88
Necklace > Dew Encrusted Teardrop → Short/Silver < Maxi Gossamer (Maxi Gossamer)
Rings 01 > Elemental Ring Set < Yummy (Polyester Partridge) @ C88
Rings 02 > Creepy Eyeball Ring < Nylon Outfitters (Polyester Partridge) Past Tag Gacha Mystery Rare
Earrings > Belladonna Crystal Beaded → Earring 03 < Maxi Gossamer (Maxi Gossamer)

POSE & LOCATION
Pose > Nuria < Kirin (carolina sautereau)
Location > Izzie’s (Izzie Button)


Shopping Time :D

Hair: TRUTH HAIR  Dawson –  fades
Skin: AL VULO  [ Ewa ] – [ Sunkissed Natural ] New
Jacket: WINTER TREND SL * .:: deeR ::. * MESH spiked jacket
Skirt:  [IN]SIGHT Susanna Skirt [pink] New
Shoes: WINTER TREND SL {{BSD Design studio}}Winter fair angel -pink bubble
Bag: RETRO’  My mini ribbon bag GROUP GIFT
Pose: PURPLE POSE 

Casual Shopping Day~

Previously posted @ Serenity Semple’s Nest.

Even though the picture is relaxing, I feel a little better as I’m slowly getting caught up with this. XD Haha very slowly. Most of this is one of the latest releases from MotiAme, though I do have more of their great products coming up too. Sorry not a ton to say here but hope you like the look.

Shirt/Jacket – MotiAme – Leather Jacket
Skirt – MotiAme – Long Skirt
Hair – Rosy mood – Daylily  (modded)
Shoes – Edelweiss –  School Loafer Black

My Shopping Bag

Previously posted @ Someone Like You.

Today, my Shopping Bag has an interesting collection of things from a few different events:

My Shopping Bag

This two piece pants suit consisting of Bandage Back top and side Laced pants are from Ison at Collabor88

My Shopping Bag

The back view gives you an idea of the detailing

My Shopping Bag

The perfect accessory is the Eve shoes, from friday at Uber

My Shopping Bag

My hair is from Diva, also at Collabor88

My Shopping Bag

This cute little fox print dress is from MishMish at The Kawaii Project

My Shopping Bag

Top from Overhigh, and skirt from Pixicat, both at Kustom 9

Happy Shopping!

Kustom 9

The Kawaii Project

Collabor88

Uber


Weekend Shopping

Previously posted @ Someone Like You.

I’ve been taking a closer-than-normal look at skins on the market now. Like most people, I’m fairly picky and try to achieve a different look.

Weekend Shopping

This is the new Domino skin from Kooqla, that I particularly like. I’m also wearing tattoo layer eyeliner and lippy, available as optional extras. My hair is very new from Dura Hair

Weekend Shopping

Both of these dresses are new from Lacuna – the one on the left is actually a skirt and top, available from TDR Fusion, and the one on the right is available at My Attic

Weekend Shopping

I rather love the slinkiness of this dress, from Sysy also at My Attic. All my jewellery is new from Zaara, and you can get it at Collabor88 this month!

Happy Shopping!

Credits

Satine halterneck and Wiggle skirt by Lacuna at TDR Fusion

Schatze Halter by LAcuna at My Attic

Lauren by Sysy at My Attic

Domino skin, lips and eyeliner from Kooqla

Dura Girl #58 from Dura Hair

Zaara jewellry at Collabor88


Shopping Across the Grid

Previously posted @ Someone Like You.

Here is a snapshot of cute and quirky goodies from a variety of stores across the Grid:

Shopping Across the Grid

Denysha dress from Montony at The Showroom. Hair by Pr!tty

Shopping Across the Grid

Alchemy dress from Pixicat at Collabor88 this month

Shopping Across the Grid

Alchemy top from Pixicat at Collabor88 this month. Hair from Lelutka

Shopping Across the Grid

Tita top and Formal Pants from Overhigh

Shopping Across the Grid

Shopping Across the Grid

And a view of the detail

Margaery Gown from Dead Dollz at We <3 Roleplay

Happy Shopping!

Credits

We <3 Roleplay

Pr!tty

Collabor88

The Showroom

Lelutka

Overhigh


#759 Retour de shopping

Previously posted @ Mode à tout prix.
My look of the day is the outfit you must have if you want to do shopping during fall and/or winter. That’s the perfect outfit to be sexy even when the weather is really cold.

You want to know more about it? The brands? The places where to find these items? Look below *winks*

Credits :

Hair : Pelle – Jacky Hair NEW Designer Circle
Skin : Wow Skins – Jayma NEW Designer Circle
Eyes : Buzzeri – Crystal Eyes No store in-world for the moment
Nail polish : Dark Passions – Koffin Nails SLink Nails HUD / Vampire Vixen
Outfit : Icewerk – Cozy Chic mesh NEW Designer Circle
Shoes : Hollyhood – Zebra Sway Heels mesh (for SLink feet) NEW Designer Circle
Earrings : Baubles – Winged Fancy Earrings NEW Designer Circle
Necklace : Baubles – Winged Fancy Necklace NEW Designer Circle
Ring : Eclipse Art Studio – RIng Poker Maniac mesh NEW The Thrift Shop

Poses : 
Photos 1, 2 & 4 : Icons Of Style – Pretty Girl with Shopping Bag Poses Set NEW Designer Circle
Photo 3 : Infiniti – Handy Poses Set