Amelia Is My Kind of Style

Long, flowing, and with hair clips! A new release from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore:

What I like most about it is that I have long hair myself in RL, and I generally tie it back. And Amelia comes complete with hair clips, so I can do the same in SL. They’re colorable, too, via the included HUD:

The only way I could like it even better would be if I could change the color of the clips individually, rather than as a pair. That would reflect more accurately my hectic RL.

But never you mind! This style is destined to be part of my regular collection!

 

 

Amelia follows the usual A&A price schedule: $L1500 for the complete collection of 8 color sets, or $L250 for each of the individual sets. The HUD is included, and it has the usual low display weight.

If you’re looking for a nice feminine style with several display options, you can’t go wrong with Amelia, from the Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore.

 

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)

Feeling Naughty? Chastity is for You!

And while her name is Chastity, she’s anything but chaste. In fact, I’m not even going to model her.

Pasties or not, I’m not posting pictures of me half-naked on the Internet for every Tom, Dick, and Harry to drool over.

Having said that, I will admit that if I were a dancer or other entertainer in SL, this would be my outfit of choice—with or without the pasties.

It’s designed by .:TBO:. The Beautiful Ones for mesh avatars, and is available for $L199. You can find it exclusively at The XXX Exclusives December event, from December 13 until January 3.

So if you’re feeling a wee bit naughty this season, grab your very own copy, before it’s too late!

 

Lola: Immortalized in Music

There are two wildly different songs about Lola, the latest offering from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore.

The first is from the old musical, Damn Yankees: “Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets.”

And if you’re of my generation, Lola will always mean The Kinks’ classic: “I met her in a club down in old Soho where they drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry cola. L-O-L-A Lola.”

 

 

 

 

This Lola refers to neither. Rather it’s another long flowing style from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore, and it’s available at the usual price of $L1500 for the complete set of all colors.

Individual sets are available, too: Ombre colors ($L250), Unicorn colors ($L250), Blonde colors ($L250).

I’ve been wearing (and modeling) A&A creations for over a year, and I find them to be among the finest creations of any kind in all of SL. I have a couple of Alt accounts I use for other purposes, and one of the first things I did when I created them was to buy hair styles from the Mainstore. For my money, they’re the best value around.

And don’t forget their other locations:

Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore

Alli&Ali Designs Classic

Website

Facebook

SL Marketplace

 

Brrr! Baby, It’s COLD Outside!

Or at least it was in Second Life when I took the picture of me wearing Carol, an exclusive, limited-time offer from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore. But wait! There’s a catch, but it’s a good one: you can only buy the complete set, and that will run you $L1500.

But it’s all for a good cause: 100% of the proceeds are going to Relay For Life. And it’s only available until 9th December. So you’d better run, not walk, to Silver Bells and grab your copy.

As always, I’m modeling it in my favorite color, with the ski cap in green. You can change the cap color with the included HUD, and even make it invisible, if that’s what you prefer.

And since winter’s coming on, it’s time for this girl to shop for some winter clothes!

Back In Real Life

It was 59° F/15° C in Rochester, NY, today, and that was a welcome break from the chilling temperatures and 6 inches of snow we had last week. I sure was glad I bought a nice warm winter coat a few weeks ago!

Anyway, that’s all for today!

Unpacking Boxes, and If It’s Free, Why Do I have to BUY It?

Almost everything you buy in SL comes in boxes. One of the best tutorials I’ve found on unpacking them is on Shynee Jewell’s blog. When you’ve read that, come back here for an explanation of why you have to BUY things that are FREE.

Why Do I Have to Buy Free Stuff?

It’s quite simple, really: unless someone gives you something in SL, the only other way to obtain it is to buy it. But here’s the deal: if the vendor or seller has set the price at $L0 (zero Lindens), you won’t be charged anything when you “buy” it.

A few older vendors will charge you $L1, but will immediately refund it to you. And no, I have no idea why they do it that way. There are some things that man (or woman) was not destined to know.

And that, dear reader, is that. Opening boxes isn’t all that hard. Just remember that you have to be in an area where building is allowed, and to clean up after yourself. Some items will be copied to your inventory, in which case you can pick up the box and keep it in your inventory. Others will be transferred, leaving an empty box. In this case, you should delete the box.

Why Boxes, Anyway?

Think of boxes as SL’s version of ZIP, TAR, or similar compressed files. It’s an excellent way to keep files together.

Here’s an example:

It’s a box of clothing I purchased. In my inventory, it’s displayed as a simple box icon. But when I drag it to the ground, it becomes the cute truck the designer created for it. This is where I would right-click on it, wait for the menu to fill with the contents, and select “Copy to Inventory.” In this case, it’s a Copy rather than a Move, so I will then return the item to my inventory. If it had Moved the contents, I would then delete the empty box.

And here are the results of unpacking the box:

This particular item comes in 7 versions, each one suited to a particular avatar style. It also contains a link to the vendor’s store, in case I want to shop there again.

And that, dear friends, is pretty much all you need to know about boxes. Now go out and shop!

 

Curls, Curls, and More Curls: Melrosa

This week’s offering from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore is Melrosa, a lovely curly head of hair that looks good on anyone, no matter the color you choose.

It’s another style with a low display weight, and it’s yours for $L1500 for the complete set, as shown above.

If you’re on a tight budget, Melrosa Fire can be had for $L50, while Variety Colors are $L250 the set.

Finally, if you look below the Voting Board, Melrosa in Dark Rose is absolutely free!

And for the last time, I’m modeling it in one of the Vampire colors. For my next entry I’ll be going back to my usual red hair.

So until next time, I’m signing off with my usual