Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Moving On

I am moving my blog to WordPress, from now on that is where I will be blogging. I've had too many problems with cuts not working and whatnot.
This blog will remain up for the time being, perhaps until my account is deleted :)

If you want to update your blogroll, the new address is: http://slshopaholic.wordpress.com/ Read more!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Time for a Hunt!

Press Release: Immediate

Grid-Wide Treasure Hunt!

Over thirty designers have gotten together to produce a Valentine's Day Treasure Hunt that will span the grid! Each location will have a gift box hidden inside their store. The boxes will randomly change locations inside the store so you'll need to stay alert!

The starting location will be at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sweet%20Sorrow/220/37/369 This will not be open to the public open until 1:00am STL February 9.

The gift boxes will be displayed for you to see, and all instructions will be given at that time! Please read the signs at the location when you arrive, and follow the directions. Then head off across the grid to start your hunt!

The treasure hunt begins at 1:00am SLT February 9 and will continue until 11:00pm SLT February 11

Look for goodies for both men & women from the following designers:

~ *AE* ~ Accessories by Eolande ~ ANIMAH ~ AnnaH ~ Balderdash ~ Bodies by Oh! ~ Boingo ~ Calla ~ Caroline's Jewelry ~ Cassini Creations ~ CKS Designs ~ DaeSkins ~ Designing Nicky Ree ~ Elite Designs Furniture ~ enkythings ~ First Impressions ~ Hair Solutions ~ Hubby's Boutique ~ Ingenue ~ Irelyn ~ KessKreations ~ Kitchy/UOMO ~ Moonshine ~ PajamaRama ~ Philotic Energy ~ PrimPlay ~ Reaction ~ Rose Petal Creations ~ SecondWave Apparel ~ She's So Unusual Shoes ~ SYD: Style Your Destiny ~ Tea Monster Clothing ~ Textures 'r Us ~ Topaz Square ~ Vitamin Ci ~ Wilted Rose ~

Thanks to Tigerlily Koi for passing this information to me. I'll be there...will you?
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Monday, February 04, 2008

Heels to Dance In

"Holy moly!" is the first thing that came to mind when I got these shoes from Kittie's Lair. They certainly are a far cry from the boots that have taken the grid by storm.
Platforms as tall as my head, and a diamond stud are just the first thing I noticed.

Of course, like with all Kittie's Lair shoes, the textures are wonderful. Here Babette Ultsch used a glossy black and fun leopard print (with other textures available). These shoes are perfect for exotic dancers, girls who love to hit the clubs, and any other sexy things you can come up with, heck, you'll want to keep these babies on in bed! Oh - and before I forget - the heel comes with a clicking sound which you can turn off and on via dialogue. Not bad for L$ 380 per pair.

There are no major flaws that I could find. The only issue was that they are made with sculpties, and with sculpties there can sometimes be times when the prim itself seems to disappear from a distance. However I have noticed this with tons of sculpted items and don't consider this to be something wrong on the designer's part. Therefore, I would recommend these to people who love high heels with a platform and whom don't mind the occasional sculpted glitch.
These can both be found at Kittie's Lair, and are available in several other colors.
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Saturday, February 02, 2008

Stop Content Theft!

Please see the post on Essence of SL, http://essence.bamboosoup.net/ about the rampant content theft going on in SL and steps people are taking to put it to an end.

I have witnessed a shop called ".:|Neo|:.", owned by Centuriao Romano, selling ripped Minnu skins, now I am no skin expert, but since I work at MM Skins, I think I can safely say those were ripped from MM Skins, here is a picture of what's there, and what's sold at MM.
Pics after the cut...cause now I know how! (yay!)

From Neo:
And the originals from Minnu Model Skins:

In particular, notice the skin with the red that extends past the eyebrows. After hearing this guy, its obvious he wouldn't be capable of making any skin on his own, let alone of this caliber. If you sell stolen content, you're a thief, it doesn't matter if you stole it yourself, you're in bed with the person who did. Fact of life. Deal with it.

Update, 9:03PM: MM Skins seem to be down but the rest of them are still up. I will try to get some more comparison shots.
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A+ For "+plus"

Today I received 2 wonderful shoulder bags (pieces of heaven, I call them) from Helena Compton, the designer behind "+plus". I knew I had to share them with you, because often times in Second Life I can't translate my love for RL handbags into the metaverse's ones. These ones fit me perfectly and look like something I have in my own real life collection. Her shop has several other versions available and she is currently working on a large clutch-style to satisfy even more tastes. If you look at the picture I took of her cart in San Leandros, the purse on the very bottom is available for L$ 1, which everyone can afford!The first purse I would like to show off is the "Black Croco Shoulder Bag" (second from the left of the middle row, in the cart picture). As you can see, its not fully black, there are shades of brown and gray in it. There is some great use of texturing here. I also like the little tassel, how cute is that? The textures match up pretty well and it gives a great patchy look overall.
The second bag is the "Snakeskin Brown Shoulder Bag" which is has the same shape and parts as the croc bag, but a lovely rich brown snake skin texture. It's more uniform color makes it a good staple piece to match may different outfits. With each bag only being L$ 90, you can afford to get several to match all your favorite clothes.
Why not take a look for yourself? Check out +plus in San Leandros today! Read more!