For this week’s Hidden Gems of Second Life, we will take a look at the cool sim of Requiem. I was told about Requiem from a good friend of mine, who goes here for 7Seas fishing. The sim is big on 7Seas fishing and holds a daily event at 2:05 pm slt every day. Requiem has not one, but FIVE ares to fish in, which you can find from their helpful teleporting signs as soon as you land.
When sims on Second Life are born, they are one of two things a desert and a grassland island, Residents who love nature preserve their sims natural look from time to time, creative, amazing sims that are perfect for photography and relaxation.
Second Life several amazing nature sims for you to visit.
A Forest close to our hearts is from the Isle of Dee, the forest is not only beautiful but is home to a race of beings called the Wylds, they aren’t too friendly about strangers wondering into their Forest. Nevertheless it’s a beautiful and peaceful place, well until you venture in there.
Feel the rhythm feel the beat over at Irie Vibes on the third day of Spring. This Caribbean themed club is for Reggae lovers all over the world.
You don’t always have to be on the dance floor to enjoy the music, vibes has a beautiful beach for you to relax on .
What? Is going to beach in Spring not a thing? Well it is in the Caribbean!
If you are looking for spring deals and new releases, then check out the Hollywood, The Event, which wraps up in 5 days. This event features 80 Second Life designers, lots of good shopping, and of course some cool freebies.
Second Life as a visual medium can be all about what you look like and does have a bit of an issue with body imagine. The virtual world is a place where you can be anything you want to, whether it’s a furry, a child avatar or even an 8 ’10 giant. It is hard to find clothes when you decide not to be within the “normal” shape and size. Child avatars do have stores that are made for them, the same thing goes for furries, but what about humans that decide to be a bit more curvy than normal or taller. Que Bella, created by Issybella Quintessa, is one of a few stores found in Second Life that are aimed at the bigger more curvy female avatar. Their price ranges from around 50 – 120L$ so they are affordable. Continue reading
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As you might know it’s man week here at the Torch and my mission was to make a male avi from scratch and kit him out for 200 lindens.
To be honest I didn’t think I was going to be able to do it, because lets face it, although second life has come on in leaps and bounds as far as men’s fashion is concerned they are still pretty under represented, especially in the cheap or free area but despite that I think I managed to put together a guy that in my personal opinion is kind of handsome. So without further ado I bring you Shad! 7 foot something hunk of man.
URLS to follow.
So the first thing that needed to be done was to find a good base, that being shape and skin and the hunt brought me to FILTHY at the Place Alexandra sim. While perhaps most well known for some gorgeous female skins and shapes. She also does a great range of men’s too and the best news for people with a limited budget is that the creator Alexandra Barcelos has some of her older skins still available for the incredible bargain price of 99ls! And that gents includes shape, a range of skin tones and separate hair base. What more could you ask for?
Filthy – Sid skin & shape – 99ls – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Red%20Wing/24/198/32
The next stop was for eyes, This was a pretty easy choice for me to make because MAYFLY has some beautiful offerings in a variety of colours are all really realistic and cheap. But the best thing for the purpose of my mission is that they have a free pair. The London fog free eyes are a gorgeous piercing blue and you can choose if you want to wear the normal texture or wear them in a mesh version. They are stunning and definitely the kind of eyes a lady likes to get lost in.
Mayfly – London fog mesh eyes – 0ls – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Noul/194/107/652
Onto clothes and my favourite subject shoes! For these I headed to Second Life marketplace and did a raid and in no time at all had come up with this, so sharp it could cut you suit from Savvy Avvy for just 50ls. I was surprised by the quality of this outfit, It’s detailed, smooth and perfectly textured, it’s a must have for any guy out there that wants a bit of elegant nonchalance, It can be worn in a number of ways, while I opted for the white open neck shirt, there is also a black open shirt and buttoned up versions with a tie too, so it’s perfect for a number of occasions.
Savvy Avvy – Business suit – 50ls – https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/savvy-avvy-Business-class-mens-suit-set-ONLY-50-L-FOR-ONE-WEEK-ONLY/362071
The shoes from HOC apparel are also off the marketplace and were also 50ls. They are seamlessly sculpted with an impeccable finish, They go perfectly with the suit and the ability to change the texture via menu makes them adaptable enough to go with your favourite jeans too. You are definitely walking away with a bargain.
HOC apparel – leather loafers – 50ls – https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/HOC-Apparel-Leather-Loafers/311559
Now suited and booted, last on the list was hair and I admit I was stumped on this. I mean I love hair but I had never really paid attention to mens, and seeing as I was down to the 1ls of my budget, I was stuck. I needed help and so I turned to my very stylish SL bro for advice and he pointed me in the direction of EXILE by Kavar Cleanslate, He does a wide selection of men’s hair and has a few free offerings too. I chose the Echo style because I like the rumpled, windswept look especially in contrast to the smooth style of the suit. It was the perfect finishing touch and brought it all together.
Exile – Echo hair – 0ls – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Covet/134/113/33
1ls left and while I could have come in under budget I splurged and spent it on an animation override. It was another surprise find on the marketplace. The Vista animations basic male AO is a good starting point as far as animation overrides go, It really is basic with only a few stands and a walk, but you can add animations into it as you go along and it can be turned into something unique to you.
Vistaanimation – Basic male AO – 1ls – https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/VISTA-ANIMATIONS-BASIC-MALE-AO/298450
So that brings us to a close. 200ls dead on the nose and a complete avatar, with a little hunting and patience it can be done and with style. So get out there gents and shop your little hearts out.
Huge thanks again to the amazing Damion Theas for the picture.
For my first post for the Torch, I thought I would do a little follow up on the family segment and bring you all some very cute maternity clothes that are perfect for the long, lazy days of summer, They will keep the mum to be cool and comfortable without emptying your wallet.
For the first offering I bring you a gorgeous little dress from Maddison Wexhome. It lovingly drapes over your bump in a cascade of chiffon, while the accompanying leggings hug your stomach and bring it all together in an outfit that reeks of cool, casual elegance. The floral detailing is so pretty and it takes the minimum of adjusting. Considering it can be worn in a couple of different ways it’s a total bargain at just 99ls.
Baby bump 04 – 99ls
The second gem from Maddison Wexhome is a gorgeous little baby-doll top and white capri’s. With a slight boho vibe, it enhances your assets and baby bump in a way that is sexy yet not overt, The colours hint are fresh and relaxing, ideal for the summer days and again at 99ls what more could you want.
Baby bump 03 light green – 99ls
There is a lot more on offer at this store, for both mums to be and the rest of you girlies out there. It’s cheap and great quality, I highly suggest you stop by and have a look for yourself.
The next store I have for you is PS expectations. I have to say I was spoilt for choice, there were so many outfits that were simply gorgeous and really reasonably priced but with difficulty I managed to narrow it down to just a few.
The first is a beautiful top called Tess, also in a flattering boho style, the hint of cleavage tantalises, while the baby-doll skims your curves in a celebration of colour, Teamed with the Capri-cious pants it is a great outfit that is perfect for relaxing or running round snapping up some more bargains. With the top at 99ls and theCapri’s at just 75ls it’s a must have.
Tess – chocolate cherry – 99ls
Capri-licious – 75ls
Now comes something slightly more daring, if you want to proudly show off your bump in a sexy yet understated way, this is the top for you. The diamante detailing lends some glitz and glamour that makes it ideal for the summer evenings, It can be teamed with jeans or a skirt, or as in the picture the oh so versatile capri-licious pants.
Robin in lake – 99ls
We have the days and the evening covered now, but what when it turns to those sultry summer nights? You want something that makes your partners temperature sky rocket while letting you remain cool and comfortable. The Allure outfit also from PS expectations fits the bill in every way. You can see it hints at everything yet doesn’t reveal too much, the lace detail across the bodice and sheer baby-doll will get your partners pulse racing and who knows it could spark a conversation about babies two and three.
Allure – 99ls
Definitely drop by this store I can guarantee you will find something you will love.
As with anything else in second life there is a plethora of choices out there, this is just a small selection. So don’t be afraid to explore or even ask in a maternity group for recommendations. I guarantee you that you will love it.
Happy bargain hunting and see you soon.
P.S Big thanks to Damion Theas for doing the pics and Abeni Fanshaw for modeling
Outfit – Snowpaws- Circ Spree Dress with Hat – Solid Azure
Hair – Truth Hair
Outfit – Snowpaws - Swing Frack – Ruby
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A few weeks ago I introduced the Weddings of Second Life, now its time to show what a Second Life Wedding looks like and how to get one. Of course you need to be engaged to be married first of all and you can’t do that without being an Second Life Relationship. If you haven’t realized yet time in Second Life moves fast and as soon as you first that special someone you share a connection with. It isn’t long before you are asking her/him for their hand in marriage. Here is the Second Life Wedding/ Partnering of June Carlson and Smorkola Resident very much in love allowed us to document their Second Life Wedding. This is the Second Life Wedding that has been done on a Budget, using only clothes from the store Grumble Grumble and their wedding venue Eversong. We used the gift cards that are already available through the in store Mini & Midnight Mania boards which are available to Grumble’s ever-growing shoppers.
Grumble Chapel 750L$
As Bride and Groom stand at the aisle exchanging their vows to each other you can see that the traditional ceremony in Second Life isn’t much different from a real life one. Bride Maids, Maid of Honor with the best man and grooms men with families on each side.
Usually the Bridal parties’ outfits would cost a bit more than 1000 dollars each:
Satin Cascade Cocktail Dress (Pink) : 125L$
Cascade Gown ( White) : 150L$
Taking to the dance floor the Groom men’s change their outfits for a more less formal vest suit:
Men’s vest ( different colours) : 85L$
Men’s dress shoes : 60L$
Complete suit (from original photograph) 300L$
The most expensive thing in the whole wedding is meant to be the wedding dress. Not in this one. It looks awesome and happens to be the second most expensive thing in this wedding.
Victorian Gown White including Veil, Pearl Necklace and open toe Stiletto: 425L$
We will like to introduce to you, Mr and Mrs Carlson. The total tally for their wedding would be (without the Grumble gift cards) 2455L$.
Your Second Life wedding can cost as much or as little as you want. It all depends on how much money you have to spend.
(Big thanks to Grumble to letting is do our Grumble Wedding!)