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The No Strings Attached 4 Hunt started yesterday (01 May 20120), and runs through 31 May 2012.
You’ll find some wonderful gothic, dolly oriented goodies in this hunt from some of the best shops catering to the dolly crowd. Just look at some of the deliciously decadent dolly goodies below.
Nothing screams Dolly like pink and black. The Birdsong Dress, from A Netherworld, features a corseted top, and enough ruffles to feed your dolly hunger for fluff. Worn with Dollskin from Nomine, and hairstyle from Wasabi Pills, you’re the perfect little doll.
- A Netherworld:
Below is the Hunt gift from Brain Circuit. The Fae Priestess Dress comes complete with the wings and sandals as shown.
Hairstyle is a release from Wasabi Pills for the Culture Shock Event. Shiori is a mesh style that features two band segmented ponytails.. perfect for your dolly! The bands are colour-change via HUD.
- Brain Circuit:
From Blue Blood we have the silk-like Limited Edition Snowblood. This pretty dress features variegated shades of pink, purple, and pale blue with a splash of blood across the front and back.
The Flowered Wire Skirt, shown below comes with the mesh Red Corset. Pick them up at Filthy Things, the starting location for the No Strings Attached Hunt 4.
- NSA4 Starting Location – Filthy Things:
- NSA4 Hunt Blog:
Taken on location at Mysterious Wave.
It’s a dark time for all living things.
All things, plant and animal, have adapted to the toxic environment.
Those that don’t adapt, die.
The Dark Future Hunt runs from 15 May through 15 June 2011.
The term ‘Dark future’ refers to apocalypse scenarios, but this theme is open to interpretation, and wow, did designers and shop owners run wild with the theme. This is a difficult hunt, the designers and shop owners have been verry creative in hiding the hunt object (shown immediately below).; sooo.. Take your time and look everywhere.
You’ll be glad you did when you’re rewarded with some of the cool prizes that include everything from skins, to clothes, full avatars, furniture, and landscaping pieces to be found in this hunt. These have been totally fun to accessorize and photograph.
Hurry and adapt.. or die trying.
There are many, many more wonderful gifts to be found than what I’ve shown here, 61 shops in all. To see which shops are participating, take a look at the hunt blog. A link is included below for your convenience.
- Dark Future Hunt blog:
Note: I started writing this post the day the hunt started, but have had a family problem that I have had to deal with. I apologise for the late post.. and for the brevity of the post.
Blue Blood is known for wonderful dolly clothes that are downright adorable. The textures of the clothes found at Blue Blood are wonderfully hand drawn, and are absolutely creamy to look at.
But just because they are so darned kawaii, doesn’t mean they can’t be taken down a darker path.
A dark tattoo layer from Fallen Gods, a find in a hunt that’s recently ended (sorry), lends a darker note to the very pretty Freya dress, shown in greyscale here. I’ve used this tattoo layer in all the pictures for this post, and have chosen to go bald to show off this tattoo layer at its best.
Call, shown above in red, is a gatcha prize. there are several gathchas at Blue Blood. Spend 15L$, take a chance, and get a prize in one of a half dozen lovely colours. A BIG thank you to Rethma Farspire for passing some of her extra gatcha prizes my way. Yes! They are transfer, so you can share with your friends.
Nara, shown above in white, is another sweet gatcha prize from Blue Blood. Nara is designed so that you can wear it with or without the “dress” that drapes gracefully over one shoulder. need something to wear to a toga party, or to a toga event at a club? Nara fits the bill perfectly. Wings shown with Nara are from Material Squirrel.
If you’re looking for lingerie that doesn’t make you look like you’re ready to jump into a sexbed with every noob on the grid, check the current offer from the Blue Blood MM board. This prize comes in a full range of colours.. five in all.
About the location:
Not to Forget is a solemn art installation that explores man’s grim past and a grey future. it’s thought provoking, dark, and gives us pause to stop and consider how our past interweaves with our future.. if we don’t remember our past’s lessons.
Plan a visit today, you don’t want to miss this installation.
- Not to Forget:
Here are some more prizes form the Gother Than Thou Hunt.
You did get in the group last week I hope, because the Gother Than Thou Hunt is proving to be one of the better hunts the grid has seen in the couple years I’ve been here. Even if you didn’t get to join The Thrifty Goth group before the cut-off date, hop around to some of the hunt shops listed in The Thrifty Goth blog. Many of these shops also have MM, lucky chairs, gifts, etc.. you you can still have some fun freebie shopping.
I’ve discovered some great new-to-me shops, some with great neighboring shops on the same sim, some new-to-me gothic galleries with original artwork. It’s good to see so many other retailers displaying their real life artwork in their Second Life retail shops.
This soft pale skin is from The Thrifty Goth group members, the posture collar is the Gother Than Thou Hunt prize from Favole, it comes with a hat that I haven’t shown here. This posture collar goes so well with so many of the Hunt gifts, you’ll see me wearing it a lot.
These cute outfits areTill Death Do Us Part, from PinkMares House (on the left), and Amelia, from Blue Blood (on the right). I love that most of these clothes are mix-and-match. Boots shown above are from GField, and are not included in the hunt.
The hairstyle is from Crimson + Clover, a great, gory skin is included in the gift box, but I haven’t shown it.
The Loss, from SMOTD, it a true Gothic gown. I can picture some young heroine wearing exactly this gown in a gothic mystery. You can see that posture collar from Favole again.. see?.. it goes great with pretty much everything.
Just remember, you won’t be able to get the Hunt prizes if you aren’t wearing a The Thrifty Goth group tag.
- The Thrifty Goth HQ:
- Crimson + Clover:
- Blue Blood:
- PinkMares House:
Wow, I spent most of my SL time yesterday, and some time today cruising the shops at the Alternative Fair. The good thing about getting in early is that we beat the lag monster to the Fair, the bad thing is that not all the booths are set up yet. But shit, what I’ve seen so far is good!
The booths at Alternative Fair are some of the best punk, goth, rock, grunge designers the grid has to offer. If Barbie wouldn’t like it, you’ll find it at the Alternative Fair! Shoot, there might even be a few things Barbie would like to slip into. So grab your preppiest friends and drag them to the fair with you.
Now on to the goodies!
Shown above and below are parts of the vendor items offered by Grim Bros. I’ve ogled this set in the shop, and came so close to purchasing it, but I’m glad I waited. The set, Emerald Lili (which includes the gorgeous shoes!), is only 100L$ at the Alternative Fair, and every single L$ goes to help combat Malaria.
By the way, the sweet skin I’m wearing above is a wearable demo from the Frick Decay line, and is available at the Fair.
Felicia, in red, is one of the vendor items from Blue Blood.
When a shop gives out as many freebies as Blue Blood does, I certainly don’t mind dropping a few L$ on them, and the fact that the 150L$ I spent on this cute little dress goes to charity just sweetens the deal.
Below I have several Fair goodies to show you.
Let’s start with those very cool unisex pants from The Uneek. As she usually does, Treebee Withnail has made them in several colours. One of the colours is a freebee at the Alternative Fair. To find out which pair it is, you’ll have to visit The Uneek’s Fair booth.
The masked skin is from Mango Mango, and can be yours for a measly 1L$. It looks great with the Loose Tattoo from Miu. The shirt on the left is from Miu too (unisex) and both are free at the Miu booth.
The horns I’m wearing are awesome, and they were a gift from Pepper Spray. And would you look at the dragon fly! I never knew dragon flies were so yummy until I tried the ones from Iren. Get your dragon flies at the Fair, and chow down!
I’ve been a fan of Curious Kitties for a long time, one of the first skirts I ever purchased in world is from CK. I still have that skirt, and I still love it because good design is timeless. The hairstyle above right is from CK, and it’s yours for free at the Alternative Fair. The really nice thing about the Nanotech hairstyles form Curious Kitties is that with a single HUD you can change the colour of several different Nanotech hairstyles. I love this idea!
You gotta a love a little Sn@tch, and the swag bag from Sn@tch’s booth has the cool shirt and pants shown above.
All poses used in this post are from Diesel Works!
- Alternative Fair at Pulse:
- Alternative Fair at Sn@tch City:
- Alternative Fair at Nomine:
- Alternative Fair at New Kadath:
Perfectly at home in the city is this asymmetrical skirt from Leezu (Paris sim). This particular version is from the RFL Clothing Fair, and it’s a vendor item, which means that every L$ from the sale of this item goes to Relay For Life. At only 150L$, it’s very reasonably priced. Thank you Leezu for putting this pretty dress in your vendor!
The Clothing Fair has so many wonderful gifts for visitors, like the Clockwork Beauty gown, from GWD (Paris sim). But don’t get so excited about the free gifts that you forget what this event is really all about. Buy a few of the vendor items, and support the designers who have contributed both L$ and their hard work to be part of this charity event.
Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from New York is Cheshire. Any “Alice” themed sim calls for clothes that are a little out of the ordinary. Take the newest lucky board offering from Blue Blood, and pair it with some rockin’ Fusion Faun Boots from Epic (Rio sim at the RFL Clothing Fair), and you have a look that will take you to Wonderland and beyond.
I love the way this military jacket from sf designs (London sim) fits. This is an RFL vendor, so every cent you pay for this jacket goes to RFL. I’ve shown it here with pants form Hell Bop, and Bella lingerie pieces from Pixel Dolls.
- RFL Clothing Fair – London:
- RFL Clothing Fair – Paris:
- RFL Clothing Fair – Rio:
Dollie dresses are something I have never, ever worn in real life. They are simply not compatible with paints, scissors, sandpaper, and bonding agents.. and all the other messy ingredients that make up artwork. I simply can’t imagine trying to set up a festival tent in a dollie dress.. so it’s always long skirts for me during the festival season.
The Butcher’s Wife, above is an OmNom hunt prize from Whonose (you’re looking for a hamburger in this hunt). The detail in clothes for Whonose is always wonderful, you can always count on the clothes here to look as wonderful on as they look in the store photos.
Blue Blood is a well-established name in the goth/dollie market, and for good reason! The clothes are well made, the textures rich and well-detailed, and they fit like a dream. Wanda, above, was a sweet lucky board win from Blue Blood.
While you’re at Blue Blood, don’t forget to check the midnight mania board for the lovely gothy Maiden gown above. I’ve shown the kick-ass hairstyle, Hoopla, from The UNeek with Maiden.
Another OmNom hunt (again, look for the burger) item, this time from lo+momo, is shown above. I immediately thought “coffee, tea, or me?” when I tried this on.. it’s so cute! beautifully detailed, with a sweet serving tray that comes complete with the pose you see above.
If you prefer dark and fore-boding over simple and sweet, try the Little Red Riding Hood dress and cape from Show Me the Doll. This is another hunt (The Chase of the Beast) item.
- Blue Blood:
- Show Me the Doll:
The Hunt Blogs:
Red is a show-off,
No doubt about it –
But can you imagine
Living without it?
Today’s post is brought to you by the colour Red.
Shown above is the Snowflake Hunt item from Blue Blood. Don’t just pick up this prize and go though, Blue Blood has three hunt items for you to find, a midnight mania board, and several lucky chairs.
Rotten Toe (hate the name, love the clothes), has a freebie and a cheapie witing for you in the main shop. The wonderful
Sasha’s designs has more member gifts than I could count on all fingers and toes. Once a member gift goes out at Sasha’s Designs it stays out so that new members can get all the past gifts. How sweet is that?
The beautiful brocade gown shown above is the member gift for December. Join the group, then get this luxurious gown for absolutely free!
I have to thank Marcy Wilson, manager of Sasha’s Designs for the heads up on the member gifts at Sasha’s Designs — Thank you Marcy!
- Blue Blood:
- Rotten Toe:
- Sasha’s Designs:
Today’s post is all about gowns.
I love gown. When I was little, my Barbie doll wore little but gowns. Gowns are so pretty, they have the ability to make us feel like fairy tale princesses in another place and time.
Today’s gowns represent some of the finest designers in Second Life, all of the designers featured in today’s post are well-known in the SL fashion world.
First up is Rarurick Rago. Her shop, WhoNose, not only has sumptuous gowns for you (and some exceptionally good bargains!), but casual everyday wear too. Just look at the Anui gown, the recent prize in the WhoNose midnight mania board.
Well known in the world of gothic fashion is Ghanima Uriza, of Blue Blood. The designs you’ll find at Blue Blood are wonderfully textured using bold colours (and black, of course) and those little details that make them undeniably Blue Blood.
The gown below, Coeur Royal GREEN, was a recent lucky board win. You can find several lucky boards on the lower floor or the shop, along with some inexpensive items, and the highly coveted Group exclusives.
I had the please recently of receiving two gowns from Callie Cline. These gowns truly transcend you to another time and place. These are red Carpet elegance as only Callie Cline can do it.
I’ve taken the ‘ugly duckling” gown (which really isn’t ugly at all) down the fantasy path in the picture above, though it can certainly go more mainstream. Accessorized with a hairstyle from The Stringer Mausoleum, horns from Ruina, and a delicious skin from Pink Fuel, you’ll cast a bewitching spell.
“ugly duckling” will set you back only 99L$, which is certainly a bargain for all the attention you’ll get.
The frothy, foamy confection pictured above is none other than the Divine Double Bubble Dress, by Callie Cline. This gown is 450L$, and is worth every-single-L$. This gown commands attention in every detail: from the curve-hugging bodice, to the frothy cloud of organza at your ankles, to the exquisite beading down the front.
In answer your questions: Yes, it comes with both long and short options included; and yes, heads will turn when you walk into a room wearing this gown.
- Callie Cline:
- Blue Blood:
You only have a few more days left to complete the Sugar Skull Hunt. It’s not a huge hunt, and it can be done in a couple hours.. so you still have plenty of time.
Hunt items above:
- Horns – House of Ruin:
- Dolly Dress – A Netherworld:
- Hair from Historical Heroines:
- Eyes from House of Ruin:
- Halloween Skin from Poised:
- Soho Boots from Maitreya:
Hunt items shown above:
- Safety Pin Hat from Malizz Yiyuan Creation:
- Macabre Shirt from Rara Avis:
- Ankh Jeans from PND:
- Day of the Dead Pumps from EVOL:
- Antoinette Hairtyle from Novocaine:
- India Skin from GeEs (available only at the Skin Fair) – GeEs (Main Shop):
- Neko Goth Crimson Dress from Blue Blood (includes accessories and boots):
- Halloween Skin from C’est Moi: