Dress Up Dollz

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There’s an absolutely lovely series of videos making the rounds called “What Second Life Means to Me”, in honor of the virtual world’s 12th birthday. Linden Lab has invited participants to share their videos, and it’s turning into a really heartwarming project thus far.

Having absolutely no machinma or video-making prowess of my own, I favor written words flavored by photos, and of late I’ve become absolutely enraptured with Second Life photography. I can easily spend hours multi-tasking my day away, working in one window and surreptitiously browsing Flickr in the other, delighted and awed by the picture shares of my fellow Second Life residents. And whilst exploring SL always remains close to my heart, and I plan to engage in much more of it soon, the allure of pixel pretties inspire something inside me that brings me right back to my youth.

Softness and Light
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Fashion dolls were a spendy prospect when I was growing up, and in her wisdom, my mom noticed that I loved the Jem cartoons and figured a Jem doll was a perfect compromise. I loved that doll tremendously: she was larger than Barbie, both in height and proportions, which mirrored my own extra-leggy stature. She also had LED flashing earrings, that remarkably never stopped twinkling even if I left them going for days weeks months at a stretch. But she also fostered my creativity, because unlike Barbie, Jem didn’t have a bevy of outfits and accessories to her name. So I had to fashion them out of scraps of material, haphazard crocheting, and a whole lot of ingenuity.

In Second Life, we have exceptionally talented designers who – literally and figuratively – fashion amazing creations for the “dress up dolls” that are our virtual selves. And while engaging in the world of Second Life fashion is by no means necessary to have a rewarding and satisfying in-world experience, it’s something I personally really enjoy, and I feel blessed and honored to be part of the blogging community who also embrace and celebrate their love of pixel fashion. And here I’d like to give a special shout-out to Cherri Banks of Elysium Cabaret, who is so exceptionally lovely and generous. You helped me tremendously with figuring out appliers for my new and beloved mesh body, and I can’t thank you enough for your kindness! <3

Dress Up Doll
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My look today is wonderfully easy and effortless (thanks to Cherri’s applier tutelage!) and is top-to-toe db Dollz exclusives from the Ross Fair Event, which is gracing the grid through July 6th. I can’t tell you how lush and sexy my body feels in these jeans! And I’m absolutely thrilled to have learned about appliers, as one of the reasons why I initially hesitated to try a mesh body was because I’ve always loved system layer jeans and how perfectly they tuck into boots. So when I discovered that appliers work similarly to system layers, I was over the moon. Content creators, you are absolute geniuses!

Oh! And a quick note about my shoes: they’re made for Slink flat feet, but are unrigged so they work perfectly with my Maitreya feet as well. And who doesn’t love a great pair of sneaks to kick around in? Also want to mention that my hair is courtesy of Truth‘s wonderful L$50 sale, which was recently updated to include even more hair packs. I think the count is close to 200 styles being offered in the sale room (back of the in-world store), and I’m unsure of the end date so go-go-go before you miss out on the amazing deals!

Body / Maitreya | Mesh Body – Lara v3.4
Skin / Birdy | Ali VIP Skin – Pure | Group Gift
Hair / Truth | Tashia – Blondes 05 (with hairbase) | L$50 Sale in-world
Eyes / InkHeart | Water Eyes – Vain | L$1 in-world
Eyeshadow / The Sugar Machine | Eye Highlight | Free on SL Marketplace
Lashes / ACD | Eye Lashes 8 | SL Marketplace
Lips / Bonita | Tinted Gloss – Strawberry Lips | SL Marketplace
Nails / alaskametro<3 | Metallic Pack – Desert/Gold | SL Marketplace

Piercing / Diamante | Agony Facial Piercing | SL Frees & Offers Group Gift
Necklace / Beloved Jewelry | Gold Tear Drop Necklace | L$1 on SL Marketplace
* Ring / Secret Love | Gumballs Ring | SL Marketplace or in-world
* Top / db Dollz | Spring Top – 04 | Ross Fair Event (until July 6th)
* Pants / db Dollz | High Waist Jeans – Light | Ross Fair Event (until July 6th)
* Shoes / db Dollz | Spring Sneakers – Coral | Ross Fair Event (until July 6th)

Exposeur / 3.15 Gift – Pose 2 & 4 / L$1 on SL Marketplace

Region / KC Couture
Set / Trompe Loeil – The Dreaming House


14 thoughts on “Dress Up Dollz

    LADYBLANCE said:
    June 24, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    What a cutie face :)

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    cherribanks said:
    June 24, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Ever, it was a real pleasure meeting you!!! You are wonderful!!! :)

    Liked by 1 person

      Ever Afterr responded:
      June 24, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Likewise, Cherri! Thank you again for all your wonderful help and advice. Can’t wait to see you perform sometime! xoxo

      Liked by 1 person

    annagibby33 said:
    June 25, 2015 at 6:03 am

    Great post! I am going shopping now ♥

    Liked by 1 person

    Maeve Byron said:
    June 25, 2015 at 6:46 am

    Sometimes all I need to do in SL is dress up Maeve.
    Oh, and decorate my platforms :p


      Ever Afterr responded:
      June 25, 2015 at 9:58 am

      Totally worthwhile pursuits, Maeve! I may have at times spent countless hours naked on a sky platform, but somehow I consider those to be hours well spent! :D


    caoimhelionheart said:
    June 25, 2015 at 9:50 am

    lol I have a shirt kind of like that in RL. I am a bird lady. Love my birds. You are lovely as always Everr! uff, which reminds me! I need to comment on a couple of your blog posts, my tablet wouldn’t let me do it the other day. BRB!!! <3


      Ever Afterr responded:
      June 25, 2015 at 10:00 am

      Ruh roh, a bird lady and a cat lady crossing paths – this could be dangerous! :D Thank you always for your comments, Cao – you brighten my day! xoxo

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    All you need is love.. | Purry's Blog said:
    June 25, 2015 at 9:53 pm

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