Serena's Style

Just a virtual girl in a virtual world. Fashion, home decor, and more.


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Fly Me to the Moon (and Back)

Fly me to the moon
And let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like
On Jupiter and Mars

Today is the last day of FutureWave, and as promised, I’ve got a few more goodies to show you. There are so many amazing creations on display… I wish I could show you more, but unfortunately RL has kept me hopping all week. In fact, the thought of flying off to the moon sounds really appealing after the week I’ve had! 😛 But enough about that… here’s the stuffs!

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This gorgeous dress is by .:ellabella:. at FutureWave, available in several different color combinations. The texture is outstanding IMHO, and I really like the space design on the skirt. It comes with the pretty necklace I’m wearing. Not free, but a really great deal for all you get. Ok, so… what IS free? These glowy, neon wings by Stuck Products are free! I love these so much, especially since you can change the color to match what you’re wearing. The wings are part of an entire glowy, neon angel outfit, all of which is FREE. You can find it next to the typing discs I showed yesterday.

If you are wondering, this fun, To the moon and back pose prop is by ~*HopScotch*~. You can find it at the current round of Genre… six cute poses are included. 🙂

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How much do I love this skin?? Seriously… WOW. I’ve been wearing Pink Fuel skins pretty much since I landed in SL and figured out how to shop, but I always felt they had a slightly younger face than I would have liked. Now… here is Sora, and she is beautiful! This special edition in the alabaster tone is currently available at FutureWave. It’s not free (I know, “Booooo Serena!”), but it is a really fabulous deal for such a lovely skin. Lots of eye make-ups and lipsticks in the package, along with basically every type of applier you could want, as well as this supernatural face glow which I’m wearing here (which made my face all shiny and alien-ish). You can bet that I’ll be tapping my fingers and sighing impatiently until the full version of Sora is finally released! …le sigh… Anyway, if you want to give Sora a try but don’t want to spring for the special FutureWave edition, you can still pick up the Sora Flushed skin for 75L at the Pink Fuel main store.

Finally, two more FutureWave freebies/cheapies. My mani/pedi is a free gift from ~*By Snow*~. The nails have a “circuit” design, and the version I’m wearing comes in black or silver. There is also a gold version in the box, as well as a face tattoo. And last up is this cool Steampunk ring from Chaos, Panic, & Disorder. Obviously you can’t see it in the picture, but the gears spin around… how cool is that? There is also a men’s version available – only 1L each!

Did I mention that FutureWave ends TONIGHT (23 Feb 2014) at midnight? So why are you still reading this? Go! GO NOW! 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Pink Fuel Sora Alabaster Special Edition (featured @ FutureWave)

Eyes – IKON Ascension Eyes Spectre

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Hair – Elikatira Rumor (no longer available, sorry!)

Hands & Feet – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands & Feet

Manicure/Pedicure – ~*By Snow*~ Circuit (free gift @ FutureWave / 0L)

Dress & Necklace – .:ellabella:. Beta Four (200L @ FutureWave)

Ring – Chaos, Panic, & Disorder! Steampunk Ring Ladies (1L @ FutureWave)

Wings – Stuck Products Radiance Wings (free gift @ FutureWave / 0L)

Moon Prop & Pose – *~*HopScotch*~* To the moon and back (100L @ Genre)

* Fly Me To The Moon lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., T.R.O. INC.


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It Was a Dark and Stormy Night…

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Although I don’t actually do any SL role-playing (yet), I really love the role-play “dress up” events, and We ❤ Role-Play! is one of my favorites. Here, I’m wearing Hilda’s Kirtle and Hilda’s Cloak by {Junbug}. As with all of {Junbug’s} offerings, the textures are amazing, and this one is even materials-enabled. Items are We ❤ Role-Play! are discounted for the duration of the event, so if you like any of them, be sure to pick them up before the prices go up! My lantern/pose is a gacha prize from LISP Bazaar at The Arcade.

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There are bunches of gifts under the We ❤ Role-Play! Christmas trees, and I’m wearing two of them here. My tattoo, which reads, “There is no fate but what we make,” is a free gift from Aeva//Heartsick. It comes with black and white, as well as colored, stars. This beautiful jewelry – earrings and Maang Tikka – is a free gift from !!Sax Shepherd Designs. It is HUD-driven, with 4 different metals and 8 different jewels. Not all the gifts are free though – some are just very inexpensive – but be sure to head over and pick up the ones you want before this fun event ends. 🙂

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Cleo America

Eyes – IKON Spectral Eyes Leonine

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Hair – ::Exile:: Dream of Paradise

Ears – {Lemon Tea} Elven Ears

Tattoo – Aeva//Heartsick There is no fate Tattoo BW Stars (0L / free gift @ We ❤ Role-Play!)

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands

Dress – *{Junbug}* Hilda’s Cloak & Kirtle (featured @ We ❤ Role-Play!) 

Jewelry – !!Sax Shepherd Designs Holiday Snow Gift Set (0L / free gift @ We ❤ Role-Play!)

Lantern & Pose by LISP Bazaar Mulberry Lantern (25L gacha @ The Arcade)

Pose #2 by Izzie’s

Location – Slightly Twisted


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The Black Event: Potpourri Designs

The Black Event is still going strong at The Wash, but you only have 3 more days to check out the discounts! Today I’m showing items from the Potpourri Designs cart, so if you’re looking for furnishings at a great price… you’re welcome! 😉

The Black Event: Potpourri Designs

Most items at The Black Event will run 10L, with a few special items priced at 50L. I was surprised to learn that a hunt is going on all around The Wash sim, and many designers have hidden some FREE items for you to find! The Black on Black Striped Antique Style Chair on the right is the Potpourri Designs hunt gift for The Black Event Hunt. You will be looking for a black eight-ball, so keep your eyes peeled while you’re shopping!

Potpourri Designs (left) Beaded Black Antique Style Chair (50L @ The Black Event)

Potpourri Designs Black Marble Console Table (10L @ The Black Event)

Potpourri Designs Zebra Print Lamp (50L @ The Black Event)

Potpourri Designs (right) Black on Black Striped Antique Style Chair (TBEH / 0L)

Potpourri Designs Zebra Print Rug (10L @ The Black Event)

The Black Event: Potpourri Designs

Many carts also have free gifts set out for you to pick up. The Black Straightback Chair on the top of this pile is the free gift from Potpourri Designs. Look for the gift bag on the cart.

Potpourri Designs (top) Black Straightback Chair (free gift / 0L The Black Event)

Potpourri Designs (bottom left) Black Checked Straightback Chair (10L @ The Black Event)

Potpourri Designs (bottom right) Black Stripe Straightback Chair (10L @ The Black Event)

Potpourri Designs Black Stripe Rug (10L @ The Black Event)

Potpourri Designs Black Rug (10L @ The Black Event)

The Black Event: Potpourri Designs

Oh no, what’s Duncan doing in the middle of my picture? Poor guy, it looks like he lost his ball under the chaise. Ah well, at least he dressed up in his best black bandana and collar. And at least he’s not on the furniture! 🙂

The Wash’s Black Event ends on December 4, 2013, so hurry on over to pick up those steals, deals, and gifts!

Potpourri Designs Chaise Lounge – Black with Black Beaded Pillows (50L @ The Black Event)

Potpourri Designs Black Beaded Chair (10L @ The Black Event)

Potpourri Designs Black Polka Dot Rug (10L @ The Black Event)

Dog – Virtual Kennel Club Black Great Dane (not part of TBE)


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Twisted at DEADPOOL

Welcome to II .DEADPOOL. II, a place where “zombies roam the overgrown and wistful spaces of a forgotten amusement park.” Seriously, there are zombies everywhere. Thankfully, they’re not very fast, and they’re not very smart, so I felt pretty safe stopping to snap a few photos.

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This zombie/carnival atmosphere was the perfect place to show you these fabulous gifts from B!ASTA for the Twisted Hunt Fall 2013 (THF13). The Twisted Hunt runs until September 30th, and all items are 0L. And at B!ASTA, there’s a mini Hunt-in-a-Hunt going on as a little extra fun for Twisted Hunters. They’ve hidden 10 decoy boxes with hints inside them – each one leads you to the next box, and in the end you will find the 11th box which is the main prize. And three extra goodies are hidden inside the decoy boxes. You need to find them all in order to get the complete outfit! 😀

This awesome Black Magic Corset Dress is the main hunt prize. It comes in five mesh sizes, and has an attachment of “glowing, bloody hair.” These sky-high stiletto heels are one of the bonus prizes; there’s a HUD to match your skin and change your nail color.

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Two other bonus gifts for you: these mesh stiletto nails (for regular hands) and this face tattoo (unisex). So head over to B!ASTA and get twisted finding these great gifts! Be sure to look around – there are several other non-twisted gifts in the store, as well as four lucky boards upstairs.

Uh oh, I think that zombie back there finally noticed me. Gotta run… zombies hate fast food! 😉

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Hybrid Christmas Gift (not free)

Eyes – IKON Lucid Eyes Blue-Gray (not free)

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural (not free)

Hair – [LeLutka] Trend (not free)

Tattoo – B!ASTA Black Magic Face Tattoo (0L / THF13)

Nails – B!ASTA Black Magic Mesh Stiletto Nails (0L / THF13)

Dress – B!ASTA Black Magic Long Corset Dress (0L / THF13)

Shoes – B!ASTA VASTLY Black Magic Platform High Heels (0L / THF13)

Jewelry – KOSH Tink Choker & Earrings (not free)

Pose #1 by Hopscotch; Pose #2 by aDORKable Poses (not free)

Location – II .DEADPOOL. II – Dark Experience


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A Little Bit of Everything From The Wash Cart Sale

No, I didn’t visit every cart at The Wash Cart Sale so I could show you “a little bit of everything,” sorry. Instead, I’m bringing you items from the store, A Little Bit of Everything, which has some great items for 10L each at The Wash Cart Sale. If you like candles, and you’re looking to “autumnize” your SL home, you might find just what you need here! 🙂

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Lots of candles, perfect for your romantic, autumn SL evenings. 😉

LEFT – A Little Bit of Everything Fall Candle Plate Brown (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

MIDDLE – A Little Bit of Everything Pumpkin Candle Votive Pair 
(10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

RIGHT – A Little Bit of Everything Fall Candle Plate Rust (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

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I didn’t realize until after I took the picture that the little Percy Pumpkin bear is meant to be held. So you’ll want to give him a cuddle instead of leaving him sitting around (although you could do both, if you like).

LEFT – A Little Bit of Everything Fall Candle Plate Gold (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

MIDDLE – A Little Bit of Everything Autumn Pillar Candle (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

RIGHT – A Little Bit of Everything Percy Pumpkin Cuddle Bear (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

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These little bear frames are waiting patiently for your pictures to be added. They also would make good gifts for Christmas or Valentine’s Day. Speaking of which, these white candles would also look pretty at Christmastime. Just helping you re-purpose after autumn ends (we’re all about pixel conservation here)! 😀

LEFT – A Little Bit of Everything Teddy Bear Frame Pink & White
(10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

MIDDLE – A Little Bit of Everything Fall Candle Plate White (10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)

RIGHT – A Little Bit of Everything Teddy Bear Frame White & Red 
(10L @ The Wash Cart Sale)


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Going to the Dogs

So last week I celebrated my RL birthday. It was a “milestone,” but we won’t discuss which one. 😉 Anyway, I decided to buy myself a present: this cute Yorkshire Terrier puppy. I’ve named her Fiona, and I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of her here. Looks like she and Nessie are getting to know each other!

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Moving right along… I’m relaxing this evening in a comfy combo made up of gifts from several different designers. My mesh skinny jeans are the newest group gift from WERTINA (free to join). There are several other group gifts on the wall, so be sure to pick them all up. My cozy KISS sweater is a gift from Hysteria Creations, and my Juana shoes are a group gift from Baby Monkey. They come with a HUD so you can change the colors, and there is also a similar gift for the guys.

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Like this skin? Me too! It’s a group gift from new-to-me skin store Story Leaf (free to join). There is also a gift skin for the men. My Ribbon Necklace is a free gift from KOSH on the Marketplace, and it comes with a texture-changing HUD so you can choose your metal. Finally, my hair is the latest subscribo gift from ChiChickie! If you didn’t receive yours, head over to the store and pick up the red gift box by the subscribo. You’ll also receive the gift from last month. 😀

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Story Leaf Penny Milky (group gift / free to join)

Eyes – IKON Vanity Eyes Denim

Eyelashes – REDGRAVE 6-Natural

Hair – ChiChickie! Shyla Mocha (subscribo gift)

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Casual Hands

Manicure – MOCK Cosmetics Slink Fingernails Avatar Enhancement Pack 1.1 (group gift / 250L to join)

Jeans – WERTINA Skinny Jeans Mesh (group gift / free to join)

Sweater – Hysteria Creations Drape Back Boatneck Sweater KISS (0L / free gift)

Necklace  – KOSH Ribbon Necklace (0L / free gift)

Shoes – Baby Monkey Juana Espadrilles All Stripes (group gift / 250L to join)

Pose #1 by the Trompe Loeil bench

Pose #2 by aDORKable Poses

Dogs – Virtual Kennel Club Yorkshire Terrier & Birch Puppy

Bird House – {what next} Lullaby Birdhouse Lanterns (50L / FLF)


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Hair Fair 2013: Gifts at the Port Sim

Hello fabulous readers! Today is the LAST DAY of Hair Fair 2013, so if you haven’t had a chance to pop over yet, you’ll need to do so asap! RL has kept me super busy this week, but I wanted to show you these terrific gifts available at the Port sim before the event ends tonight and it all goes away. Unfortunately, in order to get these photos published today, I had to minimize my photo editing, and leave my commentary to the bare minimum. But I think most everything is self-explanatory, thank goodness!

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts from the Port Sim

Hair – Amacci Hair Lova (all colors / 0L)

Tank – Sparkle Skye Tank with Ruffles (1L)

Poses – Ploom Bones (0L)

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts from the Port Sim

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts from the Port Sim

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts from the Port Sim

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts from the Port Sim

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts from the Port Sim

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts from the Port Sim

The previous 6 photos are all from a huge, generous pack of hair from Alli & Ali. The entire pack is free (0L) and includes several men’s hairs.

Hair – Alli & Ali multiple styles (0L)

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts from the Port Sim

Hair – Cheveux *MIKU*resize (0L)

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts from the Port Sim

Hair – LoQ Hair Tiramisu (all colors / 0L)

Jewelry & Eyeshadows (12 colors) – Zibska Fleurette (1L)

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts from the Port Sim

Hair – ChiChickie! Iris2 (includes HUD and petite size / 0L)

Blow-Drying Animation & Dryer – Bizarre Hair Hair Dryer (includes OMG Hair! gesture / 1L)

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts from the Port Sim

Hair (left) – Due Ann (0L)

Hair (middle) – Iren Braided Donut (1L)

Bow (right) Pr!tty Cutiepie Bow (4 colors / 1L)

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts from the Port Sim

Clothes – Mystic Tiger White Tiger & Tiger (0L)

Hair – Adoness Pythoness & Toffsy (1L)

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts from the Port Sim

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts from the Port Sim

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts from the Port Sim

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts from the Port Sim

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts from the Port Sim

The previous 5 photos show hair from another generous pack, this time from Curious Kitties (0L).

Hair – Curious Kitties Nyanotech Hairs (various / 0L)

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts from the Port Sim

Hair (left) – Lollipopz Cloe (4 colors / 1L)

Hair (right) – DECO MESH Islander Dreads (1L)

Head over to the Port sim at Hair Fair 2013 to collect these wonderful gifts! For a map and list of designers, click here. And don’t forget that your purchases benefit Wigs for Kids. But hurry – only a few hours left!

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Serena is also wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Cleo America (not free)

Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Clarity (not free)

Eyelashes – *Redgrave* 6-Natural (not free)

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Casual Hands (not free)

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Mesh Feet (not free)

Manicure – Izzie’s Metallic Nails Applier HUD (not free)

Skirt – Mind Games Fashion I Love Denim Mini Skirt (not free)

Poses by Glitterati Poses and Label Motion (not free)


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Hair Fair 2013: Gifts at the Brickness Sim

Hello readers! Time for fabulous freebies from the Brickness sim at Hair Fair 2013! So, let’s get right to it, shall we? 😀

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts at the Brickness Sim

Since there were no clothing gifts on this sim, I decided to wear this colorful, summery dress from Hudson’s Clothing Co. It’s the July group gift, and the group is free to join. I added the brand-new group gift jewelry from Maxi Gossamer (check group notices), which comes with a texture-changing HUD. Oh, and my hair? One of two free gifts from Damselfly. This one is Felicity (oL), and comes in pretty much every color.

Hair – Damselfly Felicity (0L / Hair Fair 2013)

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts at the Brickness Sim

Two gifts from Ayashi: Aiko on the left, and Liliana on the right. The only come in these colors, but both are 0L.

Hair – Ayashi Aiko & Liliana (0L / Hair Fair 2013)

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts at the Brickness Sim

Calico Ingmann Creations has generously set out 4 different gifts in a bazillion different colors! All for come with 2 different HUDS, including one for streaks. And did I mention that all 4 only cost 1L? 🙂

Hair – Calico Ingmann Creations Mandy & Denise (1L / Hair Fair 2013)

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts at the Brickness Sim

Here are the other 2 from Calico Ingmann. Again, 2 HUDs for each with a whole lotta colors! I love the sexy,  updo, Desiree. Oh, and when I shot the first picture, I had no idea that Faenzo/Goucci’s gift was earrings! UPDATE: Unfortunately, when I checked this evening, the gift from Faenzo/Goucci seems to be gone. If you happen to find it, please let me know.

Hair – Calico Ingmann Creations Renata & Desiree (1L / Hair Fair 2013)

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts at the Brickness Sim

I think I look a little like Suzanne Somers here. I know, I’m dating myself, but that was my first thought when I saw this picture! This vibrant, green hair and the cute bows are courtesy of Eep (1L). You can wear the hair with or without the bows, or you can wear the bows separately, since they change colors.

Hair – Eep Hair 012 & bows (1L / Hair Fair 2013)

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts at the Brickness Sim

A couple of short, unisex ‘dos here. The hair from Colors (0L) comes in 12 different colors. The Hairoin hair (1L) comes in three very different colors. You really need to see them for yourself!

Hair – Colors Free_E (0L / Hair Fair 2013)

Hair – Hairoin Sparrow (1L / Hair Fair 2013)

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts at the Brickness Sim

And now, a couple of long styles. One the left is Freedom from Iconic (0L), which comes in 4 main color packs, with several more colors in the HUD of each. The band is also texture-change, but the textures are flags from different countries! I’m wearing Ireland here (Hey Love, there’s one for Canada!). My purple pony on the right is from Miamai. It comes in 6 different colors with a HUD to change the color of the hair bands.

Hair – Iconic Freedom (0L / Hair Fair 2013)

Hair – Miamai Janetta (0L / Hair Fair 2013)

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts at the Brickness Sim

On the left is the other goody from Damselfly. This is another one that comes in just about every color imaginable, so you’re sure to find one to your liking. Two gifts on the right: the hair is from !Lamb (0L), and it comes in more colors than I have the energy to count tonight. My favorite is “My Little Pony.” /me giggles  Do you need a tiara? I mean, who doesn’t, really. So be sure to stop by the Slink (1L) booth to pick up this texture-changing beauty. 😀

Hair – Damselfly Elaine (0L / Hair Fair 2013)

Hair – !Lamb Bob (0L / Hair Fair 2013)

Tiara – Slink Wire Tiara with Gemstone (1L / Hair Fair 2013)

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts at the Brickness Sim

This hair from Vanity Hair (1L) comes in 9 different color packs, so you’re sure to find your fave in there. These hair accessories do not come with the hair, but rather are the gifts from Tram (0L). Both the hairpin and bow are texture-change. Have I mentioned how much I love stuff that is texture-change? I wish RL came with that option!

Hair – Vanity Hair Morea (1L / Hair Fair 2013)

Accessories – Tram Hairpin & Ribbon (0L / Hair Fair 2013)

Hair Fair 2013: Gifts at the Brickness Sim

OMG, I’ve tried on so much HAIR… I’m losing it! AAAAAAGGGH!

Lol, I could never try on too much hair, but I am kind of starting to feel a little like this. Hair Studio One (1L) definitely gets the award for the most amusing Hair Fair gift; this one is called “Bad Hair Day,” and it includes the frazzled pose and hair. My lovely expression is not included, but was added via the free Anypose Expression HUD.

Hair/Pose – Hair Studio One Bad Hair Day (1L / Hair Fair 2013)

Head over to the Brickness sim at Hair Fair 2013 to collect these wonderful gifts! For a map and list of designers, click here. And don’t forget that your purchases benefit Wigs for Kids.

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Serena is also wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Cleo America (not free)

Eyes – IKON Ardent Eyes Clarity (not free)

Eyelashes – *Redgrave* 6-Natural (not free)

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Casual Hands (not free)

Manicure – Izzie’s Metallic Nails Applier HUD (not free)

Dress – Hudson’s Clothing Co. Tied Summer Cotton Greens (group gift / free to join)

Necklace, Earrings (1st pic) – Maxi Gossamer Madrah (group gift / free to join)

Poses by Glitterati Poses (not free)


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Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Teddy Bear Picnic

Ok, more like an afternoon garden party, but you know what I mean. 🙂

Linden Labs is gearing up for Second Life’s 10th Birthday (SL10B), and the presents have started flowing! Today they released this… ummm…. interesting, limited edition, Commemorative Bear Avatar:

“Starting today, you can get a free, special-edition SL10B avatar on the Marketplace. This avatar is made with some of the new Materials features and will look even better once that Materials Viewer launches (you can also check it out with the Materials Beta Viewer). Visit the SL10B Marketplace and get your commemorative avatar today – they’ll only be available until the end of June!”

(If you don’t feel like celebrating, you can wear the bear sans party hat and t-shirt.)

So there you have it. You can read the full article here. And LL promises more gifts to come, so keep your eyes open!

Oh, if you’re wondering about my little bunny friend here, she is not free, but is a special Relay For Life item from the Virtual Kennel Club, released for the Home & Garden Expo. The H&GE ended yesterday, but if you’d still like to donate to RFL, you can find the bunny on the Marketplace as of this posting, but not for much longer.

Oh shoot, my claws just poked right through my newspaper! Grrrrr!

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Serena is wearing…

Complete Avatar – Shopkeeper Linden SL10B Commemorative Bear Avatar (0L)

Other Items…

Table/Chairs/Accessories – {what next} Garden Cafe Table

Bunny – Virtual Kennel Club Rabbit Relay 2013 (limited availability)

Pose & Props by {what next}