Scarlett: The Name Of One Of My Favorite Colors

Scarlett, from Ali & Alli. She’s almost as pretty as me!

A new release in the Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore. Scarlett comes in 10 separate color packs at $L250 each, and the whole set for $L1200.

BUT! (And there’s always a but!) Group members get half price refunded when wearing the title and buying the hairstyle from our “Action Wall,” so you can actually get the entire set for $L600! This is something new and will continue for the future: we offer this for all our new releases in the week they come out.

You can find the included green single color as a gift this week in the Mainstore, below the hairstyles voting board.

It’s also available as a gift in Black Pink at the front desk, or in Fire for $L50, under the Special Offers board, located to the right of the front desk.

I really, really like Scarlett!

 

Any way you look at it, it’s a winner!

 

Thick, luxuriant curls always turn me on!

So you see? You really have no excuse for not adding Scarlett to your inventory! And if you do manage to come up with an excuse, I’ll just quote what Rhett said to Scarlett at the end of Gone With The Wind: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn!”

Scarlett, now from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are You a Wild And Crazy Chick?

Want a Wild And Crazy Style?

Then get ready for Charis, ‘cause it’s gonna blow your socks off!

Charis Hair, All Color Set

Are you ready, hey, are you ready for this?
Are you hanging on the edge of your seat?
Out of the closet, the styles rip
To the sound of the beat

Okay, okay—so I’m not Queen. But I am the queen of this blog, and if I want to misquote darling Freddy, it’s my prerogative. So there.

Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore’s latest exclusive offering can only be found at the March Dazzle event. And it’s only available until March 25th.

The complete selection of all colors sells for $L1200, but you can grab a free copy of the Caribbean Edition at the same place.

Charis, Caribbean Edition

But here’s the best thing about it: you can color the base hair and the streaks separately! Here’s what I did:

Full Frontal

 

Right Profile

 

Left Profile

Of course, if you want both the hair and the streaks to match, you can do that, too.

But given that it’s only available until the 25th of March, and today is already the 16th, you’d best hurry on over to the Alli&Ali display at the Dazzle event!

 

Hey There! Katie Here!

Howdy! I hope you’ll bear with me as I get my feet under me. I’m brand-new to blogging, but writing is one of my strengths, so I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

All About Me

Or rather, all you need to know about me.

Second Life

I’m young and open-minded. I’m always open to new friends, new experiences, and new ideas. All I ask is that you be kind.

Wine me, dine me, sixty-nine me. Take me exploring with you. Open my mind to fresh experiences. I love to dance, the slower the better. And sometimes cuddling can be even more intimate than sex.

“God willing, may your tea be steeped in serenity, sweetened by sharing, and surrounded by the warmth of your love.”

Real Life

25-year-old bisexual polyamorous woman living in upstate Noo Yawk. (SLT +3)

No pics
No chat
No RL anything
I live at home with my parents, so I don’t have a whole lot of privacy

Back To The Topic

I know Aisling has already written a lot about Life, the Universe, and Everything (as Douglas Adams put it), and I might touch on some of the same subjects myself. But since I’m a different person, my views are going to be different. Besides, you (the reader) might not have been with Aisling from the start, and thus have missed a lot of it.

Friendships in Second Life

I met someone new last night. Have you ever met someone and you knew right from the start that they were a kindred spirit? And to really understand what I mean when I say “kindred spirit,” I suggest that, if you haven’t already done so, you read the book “Anne of Green Gables.” And even if you have read it, you know it’s one of those books that never gets old.

Well, I met a kindred spirit. We are so much in tune with each other that it was almost like carrying on a conversation with myself. And we both know we’re going to be BFFs!

But if there’s one thing I’ve already learned—quite painfully, I might add—is that you need to guard your heart in SL.

Still, in this particular case and with this particular person, I’m reasonably certain we’ll neither of us hurt the other one. At least not deliberately.

Another problem I’ve experienced is the people in SL who seem to have forgotten—assuming they even realized in the first place—that every avatar, far from being a mere collection of pixels on a screen—represents a flesh-and-blood person behind that avatar. A lot of that can be attributed to the anonymity of the web in general and SL in particular:

People feel safe in mistreating or insulting others when they know that no one knows who they are. Hence,  no repercussions.

Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. Catch you later!

 

 

 

 

 

A Beginner’s Guide to a Virtual World

That’s the premise of this blog, and the entire reason I created it. But lately I’ve realized that’s not what it is any longer: now it seems to be little more than a series of reviews of hairstyles and other fashions.

Well, that stops today.

Meet Kate Hannigan

I met Kate—or Katie, as she prefers to be called—when she first joined SL about 3 months ago. I forget where we met, but she IM’d me asking for some information about something or other. I was able to answer her questions, and since then we’ve been fast friends, BFFs.

She recently said that she’d like to write about her adventures in SL, but didn’t know how to go about it. Eureka! The lightbulb lit up, the dime dropped, and I realized I had found a solution to getting the blog back on track. I’m going to continue to write about fashion and styles, while Katie will join me as a co-author, and writing about everything else in SL. That way, she won’t have to worry about setting up and maintaining her own blog on WordPress or anywhere else.

So don’t be surprised when you see her name as the author on stories, or as a Category.

Have We Got Some Specials For You!

A lot’s been happening this week at Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore. 3—count ‘em—3 new styles and an incredible offer.

Ruby Red

First up is the A&A Month Of Love Hairstyling Box for 2019. 10 styles for the amazingly low price of only $L10. That’s right, A box containing 10 styles for $L10 for the entire set. Try thinking “$L1 a style.”

But there’s a catch: it’s only available until 28th February, and only on the SL marketplace. You’d better hurry over right now if you want them because they’ll disappear on the 28th!

Laurie

Next up is Laurie, another of Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore’s new, low-display-weight designs.

The entire set sells for $L1200, and if you’ve been paying attention, that’s down from the usual cost of $L1500. Individual color sets are still $250 each, but there’s also a neat trick: if you make your purchase from the Action Wall in the Mainstore entrance hall, you’ll get %50 off your purchase price refunded. So the entire set will only cost you $600! Just make sure you’re wearing your A&A group tag before your purchase to receive the discount.

You can also buy Laurie in Fire for $L50 at the Specials wall, or grab a copy in Light Brown for free in the voting area.

Giana

And that brings up Giana.

What can I say about this style except to tell you I love it?

Once again, Group members wearing the Alli&Ali group title while buying, receive 50% back when buying from the Action Wall in the Mainstore entrance hall. The price before the discount is $L1200 for the full set, and individual subsets can  be purchased for
$L250 each. Once again, make sure you’re wearing your A&A group tag before your purchase to receive the discount.

You can also get a single color, Black Blue Cyan, free at the front desk.

Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore, one-stop shopping for all your hair needs.

And don’t forget Alli&Ali Designs Classic, where you can find a closet inventory organizer, builder resources, gimp tutorials, hair, scripts, and so much more!

Switching From a Classic to a Mesh Body

More and more folks in Second Life are switching their Classic avatar bodies for newer mesh bodies. It’s an excellent choice, as the new bodies look and move more realistically than the older ones. But the new ones come with drawbacks of their own., probably the greatest of which is their expense.

One of the most popular mesh kits is Lara, from Maitreya. The body kit will run you $L2750, which as of this writing is about $12.50 in US dollars. That’s before buying any clothes, but fortunately, Maitreya has a free dress kit and three pairs of shoes to go with it. In addition, the body itself comes with matching bra and panties.

When I (Aisling) switched from a classic avatar to Lara, I budgeted $L5,000 for the body, a new wardrobe, and a few other incidentals, such as a new Animation Override (AO).

But not everyone is in a position to spend that much money, much less all at once. So I’m going to show you a way you can save on expenses ahead of making the change.

Enter The Free Dove

And I mean to enter it both literally and figuratively. THE FREE DOVE FASHION  (www.thefreedove.com) is SL’s oldest (13+ years) and most popular site for free, high-quality fashions for men and women. It features clothes and accessories for both classic and mesh avatars, and their inventory is constantly changing.

How do they do this? Palomma Casanova, the owner and operator of The Free Dove, invites SL’s top designers to provide free samples of their works. This accomplishes two things: it allows you, the customer, to acquire a decent wardrobe while giving the designers free publicity for their goods and services. And to be fair, when I’m in the market for new clothes, I always check out the vendors who have kindly provided me with the free goods before I check anywhere else.

Meet Heather Wilkenson

Heather is a new account I created to show you what all this means. Right now she’s wearing a classic-style body, which I plan to upgrade to a mesh (Lara) sometime in the next few weeks. She’s wearing an outfit from The Free Dove; specifically, (SP) Winter Day -caramel-. This is an outfit specifically designed for classic bodies. But she’s also acquired several mesh outfits in anticipation of the upgrade since they might not be available by then.

More importantly, a few of the outfits she likes are for both classic and mesh avatars. So she can wear them now, and still be able to wear them after she switches to Lara (or any other mesh avatar).

Summing Up

Like everything else in SL, going with a mesh avatar or staying with a classic shape is a purely personal choice, which depends on many factors—primarily your budget. But I hope I’ve given you some options to explore while you decide.

Meet Raissa, a New Standard of Elegance

The new, classier styles coming out from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore make me glad that I’m a woman, and have so many fine elegant new styles to choose from.

Raissa is one of those styles. It’s a beautiful up-do, with a few stray tendrils that just beg your lover to undo your hair and set it floating free. The complete set, with all the colors you see above, is only $L1200. But as they say on television, “But wait! There’s more!”

As always, individual color sub-sets can be had for $L250, and you can find Raissa in Sahara free at the front desk.
Pearl is also on special for $50, and you can find it in Blackberry, free at the voting booth.

And also as always, I’m modelling Raissa in red:

 

 

Raissa, yet another fine style from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore. And even though Valentine’s Day has come and gone, why not pamper yourself with a new ‘do?