Paradise Dawning

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When the virtual world first beckoned me to begin my Second Life anew last year, I found early on that I was really fascinated with shopping on the SL Marketplace. It felt like an interactive catalog, with a variety of search and sort options, and I really liked that I could load up my cart, chill in a sandbox, and have a lovely bunch of parcels delivered right to me, ready for my unboxing pleasure.

These days, I do still find myself shopping the Marketplace on occasion; I particularly love it for purchasing gacha items, which is largely how I found makeup appliers for my beloved Genesis Lab mesh head. But last year, my friend Kess Crystal inspired me with her wonderful Mainstore Monday series, which found her sharing finds from designers’ mainstore locations, which she hoped would inspire others to broaden their horizons, rather than exclusively exploring the vast array of shopping events.

I loved this concept, but sadly failed to do it proper justice before going on hiatus. So this time around, I decided to make it a point to visit mainstores as often as events, because if I loved something a designer created for Collabor88, Uber, or similar, I was sure to be dazzled by items from their older, non-“event exclusive” collections as well. And I’ve been enjoying it immensely! I’ll never bid farewell to my love for shopping the events; it’s one of my great pleasures in Second Life, and I just eased back into maintaining my SL Fashion & Shopping Events Tracker to boot. But mainstore visits will definitely become a deeper part of my style-creating groove and technique!

However, it’s a bit funny that I wrote all of that to accompany a picture that largely does not contain mainstore releases. Silly Ever! But my look does contain two items that came right from the Marketplace, so it all makes sense in a roundabout way. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it! ♡

Paradise Dawning
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Look

Body // Lara Mesh Body v3.5 by Maitreya
Head & Skin // Melissa by Genesis Lab
Hair // Reading (HUD 01) by Magicka
Eyes // Eris Eyes (Pine Tree) by Inkheart

Style

Jewelry // Rope Necklace (Gold) by LUXE for Uber, through May 22nd
Top // Holli Tank Top Applier (Bronze) by alaskametro<3
Jacket // Amsterdam Denim Jacket (Faded Blue) by Emery for Collabor88, through May 6th
Skirt // Vintage Maxi Skirt by Lowkey Shawty
Shoes // Brazilia Sandals (Maitreya High) by KC Couture

Pose & Destination

Pose // Cassie 2 by Label Motion
Location // 0031

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9 thoughts on “Paradise Dawning

    Paradise Dawning - Second Life Bloggers said:
    May 4, 2016 at 8:22 am

    […] Paradise Dawning […]

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    Astrid de Manyet said:
    May 4, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Oh my goodness! I love your shopping and events tracker! Thank you for that!

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      May 4, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      You’re so sweet, Astrid! It’s absolutely my pleasure, so happy it’s useful for you! ♥

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    Kess Crystal said:
    May 4, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Aww great post and thank you so much for the mention. Several people have asked me to restart that meme again so you just may have inspired me to crack on with it Ever! <3

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      May 4, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      Yay, Kess! ♥ I would love it if you did, that series was always so inspiring to me and often introduced me to brand I had not heard of. It’s a wonderful idea as events continue to become the norm (I was half amazed and half unsurprising to see how many MORE events there are now than last Autumn – wow!) So anything that gets people to move their digital buns over into mainstores more frequently to support brands outside of events would be excellent!

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    Misa said:
    May 4, 2016 at 11:35 am

    so beautiful photo! and thank you for sharing your shopping tracker <3

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      May 4, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      Thank you so much, sweet Misa! It’s my pleasure, and I’m so happy you like it! ♥

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    the dune mouse said:
    May 4, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    I love your images and the art of the virtual fashion shoot! though I spend little in world myself!! ( cheap lol)

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      Ever Afterr responded:
      May 4, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      You’re not cheap, dear lady! You’re just smart! :D It’s so tempting to spend all of the money on all of the things, but I (try to!) reign myself in. And thank you so much for your kindness always! ♥

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