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TOSL Gatcha

So alongside the TOSL Hunt which is currently going on, there’s also a Gatcha boardwalk – and just as the hunt, there are some awesome things to be found here! Of course, playing the Gatcha game can be very addictive … but I managed to pretty much get what I wanted  – probably because so many of the items are so very nice.

What I’m wearing:

  • Dress: Ginger Breeze Dress (Maroon Flowers) – Alexandra Guisse for Alexohol Fashions – From the TOSL Gatcha Boardwalk
  • Shrug: Simple Shrug (Red) – Chrystina Noel for [ Riddle ] – From the TOSL Gatcha Boardwalk
  • * Shoes: Ultimate Martine (Red Leather) – Baby Monkey – Free gift from the TOSL Hunt
  • * Necklace: Short Flower Necklace – Webangel Ferraris for Shine –  Free gift from the TOSL Hunt
  • * Glasses:  Bow Glasses – rebeca dembo for CandyDoll – Free gift from the TOSL Hunt
  • Hair: Caitrin Roots (Cranberry) – Kavar Cleanslate for Exile
  • Eyes: ‘Sunrise’ Eyes (Deep blue) – Ikon Innovia for FASHISM
  • Skin: Emma (fair, 06 Slate – copper brows – freckles) – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Shape: Bodyshape 1 (Avie) – Emilia Redgrave for REDGRAVE (modified by me)

* Pose: TOSL Hunt Gift Poses – Scarlet Chandrayaan for Magnifique Poses – Free gift from the TOSL Hunt

As soon as I saw this Marilyn Monroe tankini in one of the gatchas, I knew I had to have it – this was my favorite of the colors and I got it in the second try.

What I’m wearing:

  • Tankini: Marylin Tankini (Brown) – Angelina Eizenberg-Oxhall for INDIE ROSE – From the TOSL Gatcha Boardwalk
  • Hair: Minx (Cranberry – Roots and Extension) – Kavar Cleanslate for Exile
  • Makeup: DarkEyes 06 – monica Outlander for Miamai
  • Lashes: Lashes (Overdrive) – Kavar Cleanslate for Exile
  • Eyelash be gone! – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Eyes: ‘Sunrise’ Eyes (Deep blue) – Ikon Innovia for FASHISM
  • Skin: Emma (fair, 06 Slate – copper brows – freckles) – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Shape: Bodyshape 1 (Avie) – Emilia Redgrave for REDGRAVE (modified by me)

* Pose: Pin-Up Poses – Izzie Button for Izzie’s – From TOSL a couple of weeks ago

Read more about the hunt as well as the gatcha event and TOSL’s other events here.

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More from the TOSL Hunt

So yeah, the TOSL hunt is really, really good. Lots and lots of nice things – skyboxes, furniture, clothes and more. It’s totally worth spending the time hunting down these hunt items!

The belt on this dress is really cool. You can change the leather of it and then change the color. So if you go with a dark leather, the color will only slightly tint it whereas if you go with a light leather, the color will be very clear – as shown here.

What I’m wearing:

  • * Dress and Belt: Sakura Tunic (Yellow & Purple) – Chrystina Noel for [ Riddle ] – Free gift from the TOSL Hunt
  • Fishnets: Fishnet thin (purple) – Erratic Rain for erratic
  • Shoes: Skyliners (Dark gold) – Fallingwater Cellardoor for (Shiny Things)
  • Makeup: Make Me Up (Mermaid – Coral) – lil’ miss insane (loviathar hellman) for [Virtual/Insanity]
  • Hair: Caitrin Roots (Cranberry) – Kavar Cleanslate for Exile
  • Eyes: ‘Sunrise’ Eyes (Deep blue) – Ikon Innovia for FASHISM
  • Skin: Emma (fair, 06 Slate – copper brows – freckles) – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Shape: Bodyshape 1 (Avie) – Emilia Redgrave for REDGRAVE (modified by me)

* Poses: TOSL Hunt Gift Poses – Scarlet Chandrayaan for Magnifique Poses – Free gift from the TOSL Hunt

Use Your Shoes Challenge: 17 pairs blogged – 35 to go … (Read about the Use Your Shoes Challenge here.)

TOSL Hunt

So the Taste of Second Life hunt starts tomorrow, June 15th. And let me tell you, some very awesome prizes in this hunt! Lots of great stores participating and the gifts are very good. I’m not done unpacking it all but this bikini is one of my favorite gifts so far.

This bikini is really great – I even had my bikini expert friend Viki look at it and she thought keeper too so there ya go – it’s one awesome bikini!!

What I’m wearing:

  • * Bikini: Liberty Pinup Bikini (orange) – Cracked Mirror for  (Cracked Mirror) – Free gift from the TOSL Hunt
  • Hair: June (Cranberry) – Truth Hawks for Truth Hair
  • Tattoo (belly): AITUI TATTOO – Zodiac – ASF Taurus I – boy of crows (Jesseaitui Petion) for Aitui
  • Eyes: ‘Sunrise’ Eyes (Deep blue) – Ikon Innovia for FASHISM
  • Skin: Emma (fair, 06 Slate – copper brows – freckles) – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Shape: Bodyshape 1 (Avie) – Emilia Redgrave for REDGRAVE (modified by me)

* P0ses: – Free gift from the TOSL Hunt

Super Hero Hunt

So if you like Super Heroes – you really should go on the First Annual Super Hero Hunt. This picture shows some of the gifts. There are super heroes like Superman, Batman, The Green Lantern and my two favorites – Buffy and Doctor Who. It’s not too difficult, this hunt, so just go ahead and have fun.

Join the group Super Hero Hunters and pick up a NC with all the stops from notices.

What would Nessie do?

Well, Nessie would hide, plain and simple – that’s after all what she’s been doing for ever!

So when deciding what to wear when going hunting for Nessie, I decided to wear something – surprise, surprise – casual and muted in color as well as – surprise again – my beloved jeans and Docs.

What I’m Wearing:

  • Jeans: Ripped78s (Dark Warm Blue) – by Nena Janus for *League*
  • Sweater: WinterSweater (green) – Babby Zeid for Beatnik
  • Boots: Docs (8 hole F Black) – by by Gospel Voom for Gos

Yeah, yeah same old, same old – except for the sweater. Promise to go jeans-hunting soon!

To go searching for Nessie yourself, go to Nessie Hunt HQ in Inverness City. The hunt itself is very simple – just walk around talking with people, taking pictures and stuff like that. It’s very easy, just involves a lot of walking around. Waaaayyyyy easier than The Twisted Hunt!!!

Here’s the description of the event:

The Nessie Hunt game is free to play, but offers L$1,000 as a first prize and L$500 for the runner-up. In addition there is a special prize of L$10,000. No other game in SL combines real life with fun as innovatively as this. It has even been used as part of university dissertations. The location is a virtual Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands Estate. Game or not it is an absolutely stunning SL environment. THE ONLY WAY TO WIN IT IS TO BE IN IT! You can play alone or with friends. First find eye witnesses, then use cameras, sonar and biological experiments to understand the world’s most famous body of freshwater. Finally set out your cage and see if you can catch a specimen. Game contains real life Loch Ness material. To start click on Adrian Shine at the HQ tent.

Now, according to the website, to be eligible to win the money you need to be a member of both the ‘Nessie Hunt at Loch Ness’ and ‘Highlands of Scotland’ groups. I’m not sure the second group is mentioned in the game, but better safe than sorry, right?


Art Hunt (part 2)

Well, finally I got around to continuing my art hunt. Now, this takes forever for me to do because I look at everything wherever I go.

In this round, I got to go to some really amazing galleries. I love this hunt because I get to visit these very different galleries that each have their own voice, their own type of art. Of the more traditional galleries, I loved Cadeling and Vespertine.

Let’s start with Cadeling Gallery since it was the first I visited. I had had trouble finding Cadeling Gallery by using the search. Luckily the hunt provided a LM because I was happy to visit. Cadeling is – at least at this time of year – a very peaceful gallery. You can sit quiet and contemplate while watching the snow falling. And I liked the art as well – especially the art by Ling Serenity. Luckily, the piece given out by this gallery was one of my favorites, a piece I would have come back and bought later. Still, I will definitely return, both to sit and relax but also to buy some more pieces.

Sighs – Vespertine Gallery… What can I say? I loved it! This is the kind of art where you stop in front of each piece and just let your mind flow, you get inspired to dream and reflect. I love art like this and I made a very long wishlist while walking around in this gallery. I definitely want to buy some of Talullah Winterwolf’s pieces because they are so inspiring to look at and be drawn into. The building itself was this bare brick style with amazing windows – kind of made you think of an old factory converted into art gallery.

I wanted to show you my favorite piece – but when I started looking at all the pictures I took, I realized that to show one piece and claim it as my favorite is impossible. So this is just one of the pieces I liked. Talullah Winterwolf works with layering because it resembles the way our memories are layered on top of each other and thereby influencing each other.

My third love was Project Z – especially Scottius Polke’s Mushroom Interactive Illustration. First of, when I just saw the poster, it made me think of one of Van Gogh’s paintings of the bedroom in the yellow house where he lived with Gaugain. And I loved Van Gogh so I was looking forward to seeing this.

Turned out, that when I got there, I forgot Van Gogh and felt completely like Alice in Wonderland. This is a really fun interactive art piece where you get to be very small in a big room. You can sit your small self in a big rocking chair, dance with amoebas, lie on (smelly) socks and more. It’s all very cool and I liked it a lot.

Finally, Trailer Trash. I really used a lot of time here. First, just admiring the installation and looking at everything and trying to grasp what the artist, oona Eiren, wanted to express. Remember to set your settings to midnight at this place (but also play a bit with the light – it looks so different when you change settings). And listen to the sounds. It’s really hard to take pictures of this but I just wanted to give you a glimpse. Secondly, looking for the hunt item. Turned out the hunt is actually over so oona had taken it down – luckily for me, she was actually there while I visited so I got to talk with her, very interesting!

I also just want to mention the art of Feathers Bay Gallery. This gallery had some great pieces which transformed as you walked towards them. I loved how it reacted to your proximity and used SL to the fullest. Not possible in real life (well, maybe it is but not quite like this, I don’t think).

For me, the Art Hunt was a really great hunt. It wasn’t very difficult which meant that you had time to really enjoy the artworks and the buildings. I also took some time to walk in several of the neighborhoods of the galleries since often the neighbors were also galleries and I got to do some great shopping as well in small boutiques around the galleries. I loved visiting the galleries and seeing all the different artist styles and I was really happy that so many different artists were together in this. I’m definitely going to visit several of the galleries again and I’m very grateful to the whole Art Hunt team. And thanks for the great art! Some really cool pieces in between!

What I’m wearing:

  • Jeans: Ripped78s (Dark Warm Blue) – by Nena Janus for *League*
  • Shirt: Lulu top concord – by Janie Marlowe for Jane
  • Tank top: Intrinsic tank (blue powder) – by Janie Marlowe for Jane (free gift)
  • Shoes: Pumps (Violet-Pink) – Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya (Group Gift Pumps)
  • Scarf: Wrap-Stripes Cool – by Nena Janus for *League*

Yes, I know I reuse a lot of the stuff I wear right now but I have a couple of reasons for that. First of, I love the stuff – my jeans for instance are just so cool and perfectly ripped. Second, I actually find it hard to find this type of laid-back and very casual clothes. Maybe I haven’t found the right stores yet but I don’t really think that’s it. I think that with all the possibilities we have in Second Life, most people don’t want to wear just a simple shirt, tank top and jeans – they want excitement and extravaganza – what most of us doesn’t have in real life. And I don’t blame them – hopefully, I will evolve together with my avatar in a way so she also can take full advantage of the very cool stuff you can get! (Just want to mention that Jane is a great place to get basic stuff like tank tops, stockings, scarves …)

Anyway, this was supposed to be a post about art so I’ll shut up about clothes. We’ll take the casual clothing discussion some other time!

Read the first post about I ❤ Art Hunt here.

(And btw, Cadeling Gallery looks nothing like when I first visited it – spring has come (but it’s still beautiful and peaceful):

Art Hunt (part 1)

After reading about the art hunt, I decided to try this as my first hunt. It was a total blast. Travelling from gallery to gallery, looking at art pieces while searching for palettes and then getting art as prices – what’s not to love???

The participating galleries are very different – and very unique.

I really loved the Patron Art Decor and Gallery. The landscape was just so beautiful and there was some interactive stuff to do. Inside, lots of beautiful decor items – only trouble was that I had a hard time moving around. Either I was complete stuck – just running in place – or else I was just walking and walking, through walls and everything. And I had a hard time picking up the palette here but finally succeeded. (But all of Second Life was slow for me that night so it wasn’t just this place.)

And then I interrupted my hunt because I wasn’t completely satisfied with my outfit so I went out searching for new shoes. I went looking in a couple of stores – and ended up creating the right look by combining two freebies from N-core Designs. I love these small boots with socks too – you can change the color of both shoes and socks, not wear the socks and more. Love that! And the best thing is that they are free – join the club and get the boots (along with some great heels which comes with a great selection of stockings). This time I chose the red boot with gray socks. Chances are you’ll see me in these boots again!

To show off my outfit I went to one of my favorite places – World’s End Garden.

What I’m wearing:

  • Shape: Lucy (C-cup) – Fade Lei for Ugly Duck
  • Skin: Lucy Nude – Fade Lei for Ugly Duck
  • Hair: Adele (Lower and Upper – Snow) – Truth Hawks for Truth Hair
  • Dress: Girl’s Mind – Amerie Splitteler for Amerie
  • Ankle socks and shoes: 3″ Ankle Multicolor Boots (Red leather boots with dark gray socks/warmers) – N-core design (free gift)
  • Stockings: Xtreme Heel II (Fishnet) – N-core design (free gift – comes with shoes)

When I bought this dress, I was actually a bit disappointed. I thought it was a bit too sweet and without any edge. But after I added the fishnet stockings and the boots and socks, I just love, love, love it and it’s been my several outfit for several days. If you’ve seen me around the grid in the last couple of days, I’ve been wearing this most of the times! Love it!

And I love the big red bow on the back and the low-cut back! And I love the fishnet stockings!

(Originally posted at bunnylibris.wordpress.com, February 26 2011)