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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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.

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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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Something New: Life Under the Waves

Well, boys and girls, I finally did it! I took my own advice on how to become a mermaid, and did just that! So rather than mere theory, I’m going to give you a step-by-step account of how I did it.

First Stop

My first stop was, of course, the Safe Waters Foundation. There, I grabbed a free diving suit and headed on over to the freebies pool.

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This is an excellent place for finding many of your start-up items as you begin your transformation to your undersea life. I would strongly urge you to check out the high-quality items donated by some of SL’s finest designers.

Next Stop

Next, I swam on over to Haven of Mermaids. You’d have to look long and hard to find a better “one-stop-shopping” mall for your merfolk needs. Billed as “Home and Haven for the Merfolk of Second Life.  A magical underwater world, with a community that welcomes Merfolk of all the tribes, and aquatic beings of all species.  Home to Deep Seas Mer Outfitters.” It’s a great place to start expanding on your basic freebie skins & tails.

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Finally, I was ready to get serious about just how I wanted to present myself to the various Mer communities. And that meant SHOPPING!

Oh, I did I forget to mention one of the best things about becoming a mermaid? It gives you an excuse to do some serious shopping. Even if you’re content with freebies, obtaining them in the first place means shopping!

A Word About Mesh

Mesh avatars—and therefore, mesh accessories for them—are difficult and time-consuming to make…which explains why everything relating to mesh is expensive. The same is true of mesh mermaid avatars and accessories. So for that reason alone I recommend that you use a classic avatar as your mermaid or merman representation.

And while you can find lots of quality classic avatars, my own choice was for the Mermaid Collection Mesh Emotion Blue, which set me back the whopping cost of one single $Linden ($L1). This set contains a classic avatar which has been specifically designed to fit most mermaid outfits.

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Back to Haven of Mermaids

This was my most expensive stop. But when you’re designing your appearance, do you really want to skimp on the details? Neither do I!

So I bought two items: DS (Deep Seas) Green Mermaid Skin, and Deep Seas Traditional Tail, also in green.

The traditional tails come with a Deep Seas Merfolk Animation Overrider (AO), which, while a basic AO, contains all the animations you need to get you started. Best of all, you can edit the AO to include whatever additional animations you like.

And the results speak for themselves

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Of course, this is the way I dress when I visit areas that frown upon nudity. The next photo is probably NSFW, but here’s the deal: I’m a mermaid—I have no need of clothes. Besides, if men—mermen or otherwise—can display their bare chests, why not women, too? After all, I live in a State (New York) where courts have ruled it’s perfectly legal.

So before we go any further, chase the kiddies away from your computer.

Ready? Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

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This is me in my Sunday finest—well, actually—my week-long finest!

Other Times, Other Places

Read about all things mermaid at: http://cynthiamermaid.blogspot.com/

Please visit our web page at: http://www.goldmermaid.com/SWF/index.htm
Please visit our blog at: http://www.digitalmermaids.blogspot.com

Great site for SL help (and features SWF!!) http://virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com/2014/06/2014-people-promo-fancis-deep-serving.html

And that’s it for today! Next: further resources for your undersea life.

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Guarachera

Guarachera is one of those lovely Spanish-sounding words that hints of long moonlit walks through the Alhambra, but (at least according to Google® Translate) doesn’t really mean anything. But hey! a girl can always dream, right?

And who knows? Maybe with this style you’ll be the stuff of his dreams!

The complete set as shown above sells for $L1500. But as they say in the television commercials, “BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!”

This week only, you can get Guarachera Hair in Butter Toffee for only $L50!

Even better, if you stop at the main desk at Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore, you can get the same style in Russet (kid of a reddish-brown) absolutely free! Just wear your A&A group tag, and it’s yours!

Here are some other views—in red, of course!

 

 

Guarachera: The latest in curls from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore!

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Merfolk (Mermaids and Mermen)

Or, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Being a Mermaid or Merman Before You Even Knew You Wanted to Know It

Remember when I told you that in SL, you can be anything you want to be? Ever imagine living a life under the sea? Be honest—wasn’t that every little girl’s dream? Well, now you can become one for only $10 Lindens. Or, if you prefer, absolutely free.

Safe Waters Foundation

Head on over to the Safe Waters Foundation Headquarters (SWF). When you get there, turn around to see this:

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The arrows won’t be there; I added them for clarity. The shorter one points to the SWF group joiner. There is no cost to join.

The longer arrow points to the door you need to pass through to get to the goodies:

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Again, I added the arrows for clarity. They point to the Pearl, which you have to touch to receive the free outfit.

Unfortunately, if you’re using a mesh avatar like mine, it’s not that easy. All of these options are designed for classic (non-mesh) avatars (avis). And because mesh avis are complex and expensive, it follows that mesh accessories for mesh avis are also expensive.

Fear Not!

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The item shown above can be found on the SL Marketplace for only $L1! It comes with a standard body that you can use to replace your mesh body, so everything will work peachy-keen!

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This is my friend Jenny in that very same outfit.

Safe Waters Foundation Redux

You can find out more about the Safe Waters Foundation at its website, which also contains an events calendar as well as a long list of mer-related sites in Second Life.

Or you can check out their Digital Mermaids blog on Blogspot. The blog also has minutes of the most recent weekly meeting.

Now if you will excuse me, I have an octopus’s garden to explore!

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