A New, Longer Style

Ever wish it was as easy to change hairstyles and colors in real life as it is in Second Life? Yeah, me too.

The latest offering from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore is JJ Hair. How’s that for a short and sweet name?

Sometimes it’s just too much trouble for me to put my hair into a fancy do. ANd it’s times like this that I like a style like JJ. It’s long, but not too long. Short, but not too short.

It’s perfect for those lazy days when it’s just too much trouble to fuss too much with your hair.

 

 

The complete set, including all the color shown above, is $L1500. But you can buy a single color, JJ Hair Mixed Brown Streaks, for just $L50:

 

JJ Hair. Only at Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore.

Poppy: When You’re in the Mood for Salvation

Poppy is the second in this week’s offerings from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore.

As always, the complete set costs $L1500.

I was kidding about salvation. It’s a saying I picked up in Texas when I lived there: “The higher the hair, the closer to heaven.”

Poppy is all about Big Hair. Of all its included styles, there’s only one that can rightly be considered short:

 

And, naturally, that’s the one I like best. But as I said, there are three other, longer styles. If you’re into Big Hair, then you’ll be in hog heaven with this one!

 

Two other views of the same style:

 

Then we come to the up-sides:

 

Poppy, designed to satisfy your appetite for Big Hair.

Exclusively from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore.

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Isobelle: A Great Look for the Office


Weighing in with a very low display weight is the first of this weeks offerings from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore.

Isobelle is a short style with a twist: you can color both halves independently of each other. And given the colors in the complete set, the possibilities are almost endless!

As I said (and as you can clearly see, duh!) Isobelle is a short style, almost a bob. So it would be great to wear in a professional setting, such as an office. Or if you’re a doctor or a nurse, a medical technician or some similar career, this would be perfect for you!

I’m not usually into short styles, but I’d definitely wear Isobelle in an office or other professional setting.

The complete set sells for $L1500 and comes with all the colors shown at the top. Or, if you prefer, you can just buy the Unicorn Colors for $L250. And finally, if you look by the voting board, you can get Isobelle Black Pink as a free gift.

Again, that’s Isobelle, exclusively from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore.

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Some Thoughts on a Relationship

Aisling: Today’s post features a guest writer. Fiona MacDonald is a friend who specializes in a special type of relationship: that of Domination and submission, or D/s, for short. But I’ll turn it over to her to explain it to you.

Fiona, a Second Life Domme

Hello, everyone. I’m Fiona, but most folks call me Fin. All except for my beloved wife, who generally calls me by my more formal title of Mistress. Mistress, Domme, two words that generally mean the same thing: the Alpha female in a D/s (Domination and submission) relationship.

What it Isn’t

Some people equate D/s with BDSM, or Bondage and Discipline Sado Masochism. I hate to burst your bubble, but they are nowhere near the same. While D/s can contain elements of BDSM, that’s not its main focus.

Instead, at the heart of every D/s relationship lies trust, affection, and mutual respect.

For example, I bind myself to my version of this creed:

A Domme’s Creed

As the Dominant to My submissive I know that she gives herself to Me in mind, body, soul and spirit and does so of her own volition. In Me, she has placed confidence, reliance, faith, hope and dependence.

I will endeavour to ensure My submissive’s needs and desires are learned, and her limits are respected at all times. I understand that the gift of submission is priceless and will cherish it always.

Through My actions I will demonstrate that I am in complete control of Myself, thus allowing Me to impress upon My submissive, the need to relinquish any control she may subconsciously retain in order to facilitate our erotic power exchange.

I accept responsibility for all aspects of My submissive’s life, ensuring that each decision I make in her regard is the best for her body, spirit and soul. Never will I place My submissive in jeopardy, nor will I compromise the trust she has placed in Me. In order to bring My submissive to new heights and understanding, I will work to achieve a vast knowledge of all aspects of the lifestyle, thus allowing Me to be the teacher that she so richly deserves.

I will honor, defend and guard My submissive at all times showing that My love for her will provide a safe harbor in times of adversity.

My Dominant self is rooted both in reality and in fantasy, yet I can easily differentiate the two, never allowing the fantasy world to overtake that of the real world.

In times of distress and hardship, I will shed the role of Dominant and provide for My submissive a supportive partner and confidant.

While often unrelenting and strict, bringing My submissive to tears, I will always kiss away the tears that are shed showing My submissive that while stern, My heart belongs to her.

I vow never to lift a hand to My submissive in anger. When punishment is needed, it shall always be delivered with a tender and discerning hand and for a valid reason. I pledge to My submissive patience and understanding, tolerance and steadfastness, allowing us to grow and nurture the bond we have established so that it may withstand the test of time.

Above all else, I will wear the title of Dominant with great honor.

And my submissive has, in return, bound herself to this:

I Am A Submissive Woman

I find pleasure, joy, and fulfillment from being submissive to another in a loving relationship. I am not weak, or stupid. I am a strong woman, with firm views and a clear concept of what I want out of my life. I do not serve out of shame or weakness, but out of pride and strength. I look to my loving Mistress for guidance and protection, for never am I more complete than when She is with me. I know that She will protect my body, my mind, and my soul with Her strength and wisdom.

She is everything to me, as I am everything to Her. Her touch awakens me and Her thoughts free me. Only in serving Her do I find complete freedom and joy. Her punishments are harsh, but I accept them thankfully, knowing that She has my best interests always foremost in Her mind. If She desires my body for pleasure, I shall joyfully give it to Her, and take pleasure myself from knowing that I have brought Her happiness. However, the pleasure of the flesh is but one facet of any relationship. The love, the trust and sharing, the words spoken and felt, those are all parts of this relationship.

My body is Hers, and if She says I am beautiful, then I am. No matter what I look like to others, I am beautiful in Her eyes, and because of that I hold my head high…for who can tell me that my Mistress is wrong in seeing the beauty in me? If She says I am Her princess, then I am that…regal and graceful, and if I see laughter at me in the eyes of others, I do not recognize it, for who are they to call my Mistress wrong? If She says I am Her toy, Her slut, Her tramp, then I am that…as wanton and dirty as She wants me to be, and if others do not see this, then it is they who are blind, not my Mistress.

My mind is Hers, to expand, to explore, to know as only She can. I have no secrets from Her…for secrets are a thing that would keep me from being more perfectly Her. Secrets would put a wall up between my Mistress and myself…and I do not want walls. Her lessons are not always ones I would seek on my own, but they are lessons She has decided I need, and so I learn from Her. My soul is Her, as bare to Her touch as ever my skin could be when I kneel naked at Her feet. Never a moment goes by when I do not feel Her presence, be She miles away or standing over me.

If I were to ever displease Her, Her displeasure would be a blow to my soul, worse punishment than any physical pain could be. The anguish of my soul that I feel when I disappoint Her is harder to bear than the physical anguish. I spend my days knowing that the energy and thought She puts into our relationship is as much for my benefit as for Hers, and look forward to each lovingly crafted scene that we do together.

Her part is much harder than mine, and I know this and am grateful that She cares enough about me to spend Her time and energy so freely on me. I have the easier job: to feel, to experience, to let myself go and abandon everything to Her.  I am Her pleasure and Her responsibility, and She takes both seriously.

I am a submissive woman. I am proud to call myself that. My submission is a gift that I do not give lightly, and can only be given to one who can appreciate that gift and return it tenfold. Only to She who has that strength will I give myself fully, because I am strong and proud. I am a submissive woman.


That should give you a fairly good idea of what it’s all about. But remember that these are not hard and fast rules: Just as every other relationship is based on needs, desires, and preferences, so our relationship is tailored to our own needs. In our particular case, I have but one submissive, as it would not be fair to her to divide my time and attention between many pets.

As frequently happens as a result of the intensity of our relationship, true affection and even love can happen between both parties. My submissive—Serena—is also my fiancée. We plan a SL wedding in the near future. Thus we will be bound by ties far more profound than mere D/s.

I look forward to the day when we will add the title wife to each other.

Until then, I am happy to answer and questions you may have about D/s.

Cheers,

Hurry! Get ‘em While You Can!

Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore has two specials for us this week. But there’s a catch: you won’t find them at any of the usual outlets. They’re Hair Fair exclusives, and that’s where you can find them. But hurry: they’ll be gone after October 7!

Celebration

Appropriately enough, since the Hair Fair is a festival, Celebration is the first offering. It has a very low display weight, and is available in a wide variety of colors and styles. And yes, I’m modeling the red!

 

 

I love long, curly styles. What can I say? I’m a girly-girl! Dresses and long hair for me, thank you very much. I revel in my femininity!

And the next selection only underscores my taste:

Dany

 

Dany comes in four styles and a huge selection of colors. With a low display weight, it won’t bog you down with lag, no matter where you go. And of course, I’m wearing it in red:

 

 

Each set sells for $L1500. But if you’re the kind of girl who likes to change her hair color and style to suit your mood, they’re both a steal at that price. Bought separately, this many colors and styles might very well run you over $L2,000!

So Don’t Wait!

Tempus fugit, and October 7 is just around the corner. So hop on over to the SL Hair Fair and grab yours today!

And That’s It For This Week

Oh, yeah: tempus fugit is Latin for time flies.

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Venus: For a Limited Time Only!

It’s with a sense of urgency that I bring you Venus, a special style created by the folks at Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore for SL’s Renaissance Faire VIII. It’s only available until the end of September, and you can find it at the faire site…but there’s a catch!

Teleporting to the site won’t bring you directly to the style. Once you’re there, you’ll need to TP to the entertainment arena (Busking Stage). From there, you’re on your own. I’d give you better directions, but you really need to spend some time exploring everything the Faire has to offer.

So What’s the Big Deal?

The Big Deal, indeed, is a style you won’t find anywhere else—or even for very long.

A&A Venus Hair All Colors-pic

As usual, the complete set, with all the colors you see here, sells for $L1500, but during the Fair, you can buy subsets (browns, blondes, reds, greyscale, etc.) for only $L250 each.

But you have to act quickly, because once the Faire is over, so is this style.

Venus by Alli&Ali Designs MainstoreOnly at the Renaissance Faire.

 

 

 

 

Charlize: An Update With Improvements

The new release in the Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore is an upgrade of the previous Charlize style with better texturing, more colors, and much less display weight.

Charlize is a lovely curly style that goes great with any outfit. Work, leisure, or play, with Charlize you can be sure you’ll be ahead of the style curve no matter where you are!

The complete set sells for $L1500, with all the colors shown above, as well as the necessary HUDs to fine-tune your appearance.

 

 

As usual, I’m modeling the red set, which can be purchased separately for $L250.

You can also find Charlize in Dark Honey, on sale for $L50 just to the right of the welcome desk at the Mainstore. And if you look by the Voting Board, you can get it in Gold Brown for free!

Charlize: for those days when you just want to go straight from work to hanging out with the gang!

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