Category Archives: Shopping

ATOI Closing – A Sad Farewell

ATOI Outside Shot

It’s a sad day for Second Life – A Touch of Ireland is closing its doors!  As of November 16th, all the pretties disappear.  Right now the closing sale is going on and there are lots of bargains to be had.  I’ve already picked up quite a few myself!  Hats off to AliciaKay Kilara for bringing us so many wonderful costumes and clothes over the years.  If you’d like to get in on the bargains and get some of her exquisite outfits before they’re gone for good, here’s your taxi.

Fabienne Bolissima: How business is done right

Edit – 1/8/11: Ok, not only did Fabienne send me the fixed version of the outfit…she sent it to me in three other colors as well.  If I wore a hat, it would be off to her now.

Until recently an outfit from Fabienne Bolissima Couture was on my list of outfits with no mod prim pieces, but it’s been removed.  Why?  Because I was contacted by Fabienne herself apologizing for the inconvenience, thanking me for pointing it out, and sending me an updated version.  Basically bending over backwards to make sure her customers are happy! 

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A Gorgeous Little Thing

Merry Christmas SL!  I thought I’d celebrate my second Christmas in Second Life by sharing my Christmas outfit with you all. 

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Me in my nummy Christmas outfit at home

It’s Xmas Santa Corset Set from A Touch Of Ireland, and I love it!  It has all the elements that make up a truly great outfit.  All the prim pieces are moddable, so I was able to get that perfect fit on my smaller frame.  The design and the texturing combine to make a tasty whole.  So many outfits fall down on one or the other – great design but poor texturing, or vice versa – but this Christmas outfit delivers.  I’m picky about what I wear, and apparently so is AliciaKay Kilara, the owner of A Touch Of Ireland

If you’re a sexy lady looking for something sexy to wear for Christmas, I’d recommend getting down to her store and taking a look around.  I know I’ll be back!


Endra Graves: How NOT To Run A Business In Second Life

Some business owners in Second Life welcome bloggers.  Some even are thrilled and appreciative when they’re mentioned in a blog.  Endra Graves of Artistry By ~E~ jewelry…is not.  In fact her standing policy seems to ban bloggers from her store on sight.  I found that out when doing a hunt there on Monday. 

I have my blog listed in my profile in Second Life, as I actually want people to visit it.  That’s apparently where Endra and I differ.  She seems to have too many customers and is trying to drive some away.  Of course this tends to be conjecture, because I really don’t know for sure why I was ejected and banned from her store.  I received no IM, chat, warning, notecard or sky writing letting me know the reason.  I had TPed in while doing the Peace On Earth Hunt and was looking at the hunt signs in the store when suddenly I found myself back home.  Thinking I’d hit the wrong key, I tried to TP back and was informed I was banned from the region.

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Hunting In Second Life: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series I addressed hunt organization.  Today we move on to store organization.  Things a particular store does on a hunt can make it or break it for me.  Let’s walk through it.

Landing: When I land at the store, where am I?  Am I right in front of Joe’s Cool Prim Parts, or have I been dumped at a central landing point for the sim with Joe’s nowhere in sight?  Simple concept here – make sure people know where the heck your store is.  I rarely will search.  I just move on.  Secondly, is your store even there?  If Joe’s has moved to a new location, there better be a sign at the old location or on the blog letting me know that!

The Hint: Ok, I’ve successfully landed and found your store.  Hmm, what’s the hint given?  Does it help me at all or is it so obscure that Sherlock Holmes himself couldn’t find it?  Hint – “It’s near the water” is not a good hint for a sim wide store with 8 lakes and 6 waterfalls.  “Look for the guy in green” is a good hint if you have a leprechaun statue in the store, but not if the gift is located by a picture of Batman.

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