Oh, You Poor Dears!

Sometimes I find myself feeling sorry for men in Second Life. And to be honest, in real life, too. You’re far too restricted in what’s acceptable for you to wear and how to look.

In the song “My Conviction,” from the musical “Hair,” a character sings this:

“I would just like to say that it is my conviction
That longer hair and other flamboyant affectations
Of appearance are nothing more
Than the male’s emergence from his drab camouflage
Into the gaudy plumage
Which is the birthright of his sex.

There is a peculiar notion that elegant plumage
And fine feathers are not proper for the male
When actually
That is the way things are
In most species.”
–Galt Mac Dermot / Gerome Ragni / James Rado

Fortunately for you guys, the crew at Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore have got your backs!

Andrew is a new style for men, but to be honest, I like it as a unisexual style—it looks just as good on me as it does on the model in the picture above. And I’m sure that a few of my dyke girlfriends will like it, too!

 

 

And you’ll love the price: $L250 for all 16 colors. And as they say on television, “But wait! There’s more!”

You can get it in Sand Blonde for free at the front desk, and in Coffee for free at the voting booth.

Okay, guys: never let it be said that I con’t keep my eyes open for you!

 

How to Change Appearances in Public…

… Without Getting Naked

If you have a place of your own in SL—rent, own, or otherwise—this isn’t a problem, since you can teleport (TP) back home in order to be shielded from prying eyes. And if you’re buying clothes, the shop you’re in probably has dressing rooms you can use.

But if you can’t afford a place of your own, changing outfits in public without getting naked can be a challenge. Of course, you can always TP to an adult-rated area that allows nudity and change there.

But what if you don’t frequent adult areas? Let’s face it: despite rumors to the contrary, not everyone in SL is there for sex. I know, I know…it’s hard to believe—but it’s true.

Let’s Hear It For Outfits!

Regardless of the viewer you use—the official SL viewer, or Firestorm—there is a folder in your Inventory called Outfits or My Outfits. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s for, I’m going to explain it right now.

Once you’re achieved an appearance for your avatar that you like, you can save every detail that goes into making it: shape, skin, eyes, makeup, tattoos,  hair, eyes, clothing—in short, everything that goes into making up your avatar.

In the SL viewer, right-click on your avatar, then select Edit My Outfit—> Save As—> (give it a unique name)—> OK.

in Firestorm, right-click, them select-–> Appearance—> Edit Outfit—> Save As  (give it a unique name)—> OK.

What you’ve done is create a new folder under the Outfits folder in your inventory. Inside that folder are links to every item that makes up that outfit. When you want to change your appearance, all you have to to is open your Inventory, Open the My Outfits folder, then right-click on the particular outfit you want to wear and select Replace Current Outfit.

Your current appearance will be replaced with the new one you’ve chosen. Best of all, even though you may appear naked briefly on your monitor, no one else will see you that way: it will be as if you merely changed your appearance in the blink of an eye.

Voilà! Problem solved!

ASTRID: A Shorter Style

Yesterday I talked briefly about long hair. Today Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore has a new short style for you.

Unlike my real life, where my hair hangs below my boobs, in SL I prefer shorter styles. And Astrid is my latest favorite. It’s short, sweet, and to the point.

With its incredibly low display weight (it comes in at a mere 963!), it not only loads quickly but also contributes only negligibly to any possible lag.

 

The complete set, with all 8 subsets, sells for $L1500 which, if you can’t decide on a single color, is the way to go.

Subsets containing each individual color group go for $L250–still a bargain so far as I’m concerned.

And a single color–Dark Hazel–is yours for only $L50.

Astrid, for those of us who prefer a shorter style, on sale now at Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore.

And don’t forget you can also buy A&A’s products in the SL Marketplace.

Thirteen is an Interesting Name for a Hair Style, Right?

Looking for a nice formal hair style for a formal dinner or dance? Look no further than Alli & Ali’s Thirteen, available in a wide variety of colors to suit your needs.

The complete set as shown here sells for $L1500, but as always, the individual color packs are available for separate purchase for $L250 each.

And do you see the hair pin? You can change its color via the included HUD*.

 

 

 

Thirteen, now available at Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore.

(*HUD: Heads-Up Display)

Trissae: New from Alli & Ali

Carefree and wind-blown That’s how I’d describe Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore’s latest offering, Trissae. It comes with all the colors you see here, and can be configured in one of four styles.

The complete set sells for $L1500, but you can purchase any one of the 8 different color packs for $L250 each.

 

 

Trissae, selling now at Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore.

 

Phoebe: An Avenues Exclusive!

Mmm boy! I loves me some dresses! Okay, okay…so I’m usually more of a jeans-and-t-shirts kinda gal, but every once and a while don’t we all want to feel all girly and pretty?

And that’s where Phoebe from .:TBO:. comes in. But don’t follow the link right away, because the dress isn’t there.

This is an Avenues exclusives pack, and is only available until December 22, so you’d better hurry on over to the .:TBO:. display at Avenues right now!

The Fatpack, which includes all of the color options shown above, is only $L249, while smaller packs can be had for between $L99 and $L149.

And did I mention it also comes in a green-and-plaid Christmas version, too?

Plaid boots or plain leather, it’s your choice!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boots are always sexy, regardless of the season! And Phoebe gives you choices.

So whether you’re in a Christmas mood, or simply looking for a versatile, multi-color dress, you owe it to yourself to check out Phoebe!

Nellie: A Long, Free-Flowing Style

The latest offering from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore is Nellie, pictured above. It’s a long style that looks slightly wind-blown, and which can be worn in one of six different configurations. And like all of Alli&Ali’s newer designs, it has a very low display weight.

 

 

 

Sadly, my pictures don’t do Nellie justice; I’ve taken a horrid cold, and don’t feel like doing much of anything. I wanted to let you know about the style before I was too late.

I promise my next product review will be much better.

Until then,