Keep Calm ….


Lots to see here, Folks! Just Keep Shopping.keep calm and keep shopping

Don’t miss this opportunity to say “THANK YOU!” all you fabulous creators that make Second Life the beautiful life it is! The Keep Calm and Keep Shopping event is a two week shopping event, from May 14th until May 28th, 2012. So you still have a few days to check it out.

KC&KS features a wide range of stores including furniture, apparel, animations, houses, and more. All participating stores will have one (or more) brand new, exclusive, never to be sold again item(s) placed in their stores. It’s NOT a discount event, items will be full price. It’s also NOT a charity event, all the money will go straight to the designers. This event is aimed purely at supporting Second Life® designers and the money they earn goes towards creating new and amazing items for all of us Second Life consumers. This money goes to things like upload costs, paying land rent/ tier, software and resource costs, and for some even helps cover their real life bills.

There are some rules the creators have to abide by:

* Items must be excellent quality.
* May have up to 5 items.
* All items must be brand new (not recolours of existing items) and must not be sold after the event.
* Items must be full price, it’s not a discount event!

Here are a few of the adorable items which you can pick up while supporting some of those creators:

The Dress Maker’s Studio by [dirty.little.secret]

Dirty Little Secret's Dress Makers Studio

Dirty Little Secret’s Dress Makers Studio Click picture for more in this set

Dirty Little Secret's Dress Makers Studio

Dirty Little Secret's Dress Makers Studio

Dirty Little Secret's Dress Makers Studio

Skirt and Top by ~CoLoReTa’s:] and hair by Tameless Hair & Avatars

CoLoReTas's

Vintage Floral Dress by Sleeping Koala /Hair by Tameless Hair & Avatars / Necklace by je suis…

Sleeping Koala - Dress and je suis - l'amour long necklace

Sleeping Koala – Vintage Floral Dress and je suis – l’amour long necklace

Leopard Lingerie by Sleeping Koala /Hair by Tameless Hair & Avatars / Necklace by je suis…

Sleeping Koala - Leopard Lingerie and je suis - l'amour long necklace

Sleeping Koala – Leopard Lingerie and je suis – l’amour long necklace

Dress by urbana. /Hair by Tameless Hair & Avatars / Necklace by je suis…

Urbana - Yulia Dress (Dynasty)

Urbana – Yulia Dress (Dynasty)

Participating stores are listed below. Click the store name for the SLURL!

So hurry on over to these awesome stores while there is still time to pick up some of these awesome creations, you only have two days left!

Signature

Style Card
Outfit worn in the Dirty Little Secrets Sky Box (Keep Clam and Keep Shopping):
Skin: -Glam Affair – Giselle – MedTan BL Clean
Hair: [Shag] – Coco – powder
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Eye Lashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Prim Teeth: [ PXL ] Mouth_open_Addon_v7
Top: -Glam Affair – Nila top – Blue (Sent to Destroy)
Jeans: Maitreya Zipper-Skinny Jeans * XS Dirty
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Aequus (Black & Blue)
Necklace: *League* – DayDream Necklace -Moving Sky -TripleTier (spine) (Collabor88)
Sunglasses: Maitreya Mesh Jackie O Sunglasses (My Attic – March)
Earings: Phoebe ~Piercings & more~ *P* Monica Earrings ~Platinum
Nose Piercing: basic piercing (self made)
Nails: *Sexy Mamas* – Prim Nails
CoLoReTa’s] on Beach:
Skin: -Glam Affair – Giselle – MedTan BL Clean
Hair: Tameless Sienna – Cool Tones
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R

Eye Lashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Top: ~ CoLoReTa’s:] inSy tOp {Lime} (Keep Clam and Keep Shopping)
Skirt: ~ CoLoReTas’s:] RibbOny skiRt {Sw3et~niGht} (Keep Clam and Keep Shopping)
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Aequus (Black & Olive-Drab)
Earings: Phoebe ~Piercings & more~ *P* Monica Earrings ~Platinum
Nose Piercing: basic piercing (self made)
Nails: *Sexy Mamas* – Prim Nails
Poses: aDORKable Poses: Daydream II 1m &  2 (Collabor88)
[Sleeping Koala] Vintage Floral Outfit with Locket:
Skin: -Glam Affair – Giselle – MedTan BL Clean
Hair: Tameless Sienna – Cool Tones
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R

Eye Lashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Dress: [Sleeping Koala] – Vintage Floral Dress [Blue & Brown][ (Keep Clam and Keep Shopping)
Shoes: Maitreya Gold – Aequus (Pearl & Blue)
Earings: Phoebe ~Piercings & more~ *P* Monica Earrings ~Platinum
Necklace: je suis… l’amour necklace long (Keep Clam and Keep Shopping)
Nose Piercing: basic piercing (self made)
Nails: *Sexy Mamas* – Prim Nails
Poses: (marukin) [blossom] waffle town / (marukin) [cloud] a thousand withered wisps
Leopard Lingerie Set Outfit with Locket:

Skin: -Glam Affair – Giselle – MedTan BL Clean
Hair: Tameless Sienna – Cool Tones
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Eye Lashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Top: *.JULYs.* Open Top – Jeans flowers
Lingerie: [Sleeping Koala] – Leopard Lingerie Set [Turquoise]
Shoes: Maitreya Gold * Aequus V2.0 (Midnight & Teal)
Necklace: je suis… l’amour necklace short
Earrings: Amorous : Refrain Earrings
Nose Piercing: basic piercing (self made)

Pose: (marukin) [filgree] cartesier

Urbana. Yulia Dress DynastyOutfit with Locket:
Skin: -Glam Affair – Giselle – MedTan BL Clean
Hair: Tameless Sienna – Cool Tones
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Eye Lashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes
Dress: urbana. Yulia Dress Dynasty
Shoes: Maitreya Gold * Aequus V2.0 (Tawny & PurpleTaupe)
Necklace: je suis… l’amour necklace short
Earrings: Amorous : Refrain Earrings
Nose Piercing: basic piercing (self made)
Poses: (marukin) [cloud] a thousand withered wisps

You Can Get Fresh With Me


The Fresh Unknown Hunt started Midday, Thursday, March 1st 2012. This hunt is all about new creators and stores putting themselves out there. All the stores in this event opened after November, , 2011. The hunt items only cost 1L each and there are quite a few good gifts in the mix. Items aren’t just limited to women’s fashion. There are items for men and women’s appearances as well as furniture and poses and more. Care to join in the fun? The start location is at the store Sleeping Koala http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Trenza%20CAFE/107/204/498 that is the store of none other than this hunts founder, Evelyn Hartshon. You are looking for spring flowers .They are 4 different colors and shaped like the blue one below.

TFUH Item

TFUH Item

All hunt problems will be posted on http://theunknownhunt.blogspot.com/ for hunters to see along with the hunt hints. Evelyn Hartshon is the organizer, Auguste Finistair is assistant organizer and helpers are Jamease Lefevre, Julliette Bergan, EmmiRose Daffyd. They ask that, if there are any issues with the hunt, you should contact one of them, not the store owners.

Fresh Unknown Hunt Outfit 1 Composite 1

There are some great new creators out there on the grid and this hunt highlights a few. It is small and manageable. With only 35 stores actively participating in the hunt, it is completely manageable in just 2 or 3 hours of hunting or less. And there are some wonderful prizes to be had. The core outfit above are all hunt gifts: the shoes, the jeans, the undershirt, and the top shirt. And they are only part of the items that you get for just 1L. For example, #22. coldLogic includes 3 colors of their top, There are full outfits included by #34. Kawaii Desu (pants) and #7. Nachtigall (undershirt).

Fresh Unknown Hunt Outfit 1 Shoes

You get two different pairs of shoes (Tamale, shown, and Big Mac) from #3. VERSHE in her package, along with a color change HUD to change a couple of areas on the shoes to make them go with more items or add your own personal style stamp. The skin I am wearing here is also from #3. VERSHE  but not a hunt gift. It is the newest skin release from #3. VERSHE‘s creator, Vershel Iadyl. She is also participating in several other activities on the grid and if you check around at her store while you are there you can find two more hunt gifts, one of which is a prior skin release.

Fresh Unknown Hunt Outfit 2 Composite Wide

Some days blogging and even inventory sorting really wears me out and I don’t feel like getting dressed. Other days when I get home from a long day out and about dealing with responsibilities the only thing I want to do is get comfortable. So it isn’t uncommon for me to end up looking much like my avatar does in the picture above. Simple make up like the one on the skin from #7. Nachtigall, simple shorts and a bra (the ones here from #8. Cannibelle) or possibly an undershirt like the one in the first outfit, and if I have to wear shoes it tends to be simple flats like the ones in the hunt item #34. from Kawaii Desu since I have often wore heels all day long. I used one of the poses from this hunt, the one from #4. just a hunch, for one of the poses (2nd from the left) and the rest came from my AO, which I also did for the picture below showcasing the third outfit I assembled from hunt items.

Fresh Unknown Hunt Outfit 3 and Poses

I had to do something fun with the pose from #5. Lit.:. Poses & More because the creator, Ramus Overlord, had one of the most touching and funny notecards to bloggers…. so much so I actually read it outloud to another creator. We started joking around about the pose because I was trying out both poses and I commented that with this pose and a fixed camera I could easily combine two pictures of my own avatar pouncing on my own avatar. I think it was so late at night when it came up that the uncontrollable laughter was punch drunkenness, but had fun doing it as much as if I were a kid playing in leaves. The top I am wearing is is from #17. Creamsicle and is actually designed for men but I didn’t think it looked bad on a female avatar and it went well with the leggings from hunt sponsor, #1. Sleeping Koala. And even though I have used photoshop elements to get all the versions of my avatar in the same picture the #02.Background Check background was on the snaps when they were taken in world. The flooring is even a little modified version of the background. #02.Background Check provides 12 full perm textures in their gift with 4 different setting variations with various color changes.

I have only show some of the cute clothes, skins, shoes, and poses from the hunt but should also point out that there are some great builds such as furniture and skyboxes as well. I hope to be able to show a few of these at a later time either in this blog or in my flickr stream. You have until the end of the month to take advantage of the generosity of these new creators, and I encourage you to do just that.

Style Card

For all SLURLs not associated with this hunt check the SLURLs page

Fresh Unknown Hunt Outfit 1:

Skin: *VERSHE* Andrea Olive: Aruba (Brunette) (New Release)*
Hair: [Shag] – Your Wish – mystic (NEW)
2011 HairFair – Hairbase: Brown  by Exile
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Eyelashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes, [ glow ] Studio – [ glow ] eyelashes – Secret Eyes 01
Pants: KawaiiPanda – Unisex Pants (Fresh Unknown #34. Kawaii Desu Hint: I’m where the “flower” blooms)*
Shoes: *VERSHE* Clunkers Shoe: Tamale (Fresh Unknown #3. VERSHE Hint: All of my models are angels, but one sneaky angel is hiding something under her Halo…)*
Undershirt: ND Basic Top brown (Fresh Unknown #7. Nachtigall Hint: she love flowers)*
Shirt: coldLogic top – jett.red (Fresh Unknown #22. coldLogic Hint: Hair)
Nose Piercing: basic piercing

Fresh Unknown Hunt Outfit 2:

Skin: Nachtigall Skin sun make up 1 nougat (Fresh Unknown #7. Nachtigall Hint: she love flowers)*
Hair: [Shag] – Your Wish – mystic (NEW)
2011 HairFair – Hairbase: Brown  by Exile
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Eyelashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes, [ glow ] Studio – [ glow ] eyelashes – Secret Eyes 01
Bra: ~Cannibelle~ Claudine Lingerie – Teal (Fresh Unknown #8. Cannibelle Hint: Clear thinkers see it, the lost wish to be guided by it, Madonna is quicker than it and Belinda wants you to leave it on)*
Boxers: ~Cannibelle~ Mr. Butler – Teal (Fresh Unknown #8. Cannibelle Hint: Clear thinkers see it, the lost wish to be guided by it, Madonna is quicker than it and Belinda wants you to leave it on)*
Flats: KawaiiPanda – ShoeFlat (Fresh Unknown #34. Kawaii Desu Hint: I’m where the “flower” blooms)*
Nose Piercing: basic piercing

Pose: .jaH – hold (Fresh Unknown #4. just a hunch Hint: The window opens at the top)*

Fresh Unknown Hunt Outfit 3:

Skin: *VERSHE* Andrea Olive: Aruba (Brunette) (New Release)*
Hair: [Shag] – Your Wish – mystic (NEW)
2011 HairFair – Hairbase: Brown  by Exile
Eyes: [SLB] Eyes – July’09 – Green R
Eyelashes: Crissy Designs – Irresistible Look Eyelashes, [ glow ] Studio – [ glow ] eyelashes – Secret Eyes 01
Shirt: *Creamsicle* Men’s Shirt (Fresh Unknown #17. Creamsicle Hint: The flower accents this purple dress as it sits on the shoulder with oval designs.)*
Pants: [Sleeping Koala] – Strappy Bandage Leggings [Fruiti] (Fresh Unknown #1. Sleeping Koala Hint: The old fashioned way to do the laundry)*
Flats: KawaiiPanda – ShoeFlat (Fresh Unknown #34. Kawaii Desu Hint: I’m where the “flower” blooms)*
Nose Piercing: basic piercing

Pose: Lit .:. Poses & More – Friends – Leaf Flop (No Alpha) (Fresh Unknown #5. Lit.:. Poses & More Hint: Someones creep’in up on you!)*

Background texture: Background Check – BCK_HUNT017_The UnKnown_MR12_12 (Fresh Unknown #02.Background Check Hint: In the shamrock)*

* Blogger Review Copy