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Winter Wonderland and What Fun Christmas Outfits We Wore…

Text By Netera Landar and  Photos by Talia Sunsong

Just say “Christmas!” and the angels can’t wait to teleport to the Holiday Shop & Hop. We will also tell you, from experience, that it’s no easy task to enter the sim and walk around no matter what hour you try. Then there’s Advent gifts and a month filled with Christmas outfits by our favorite fashion creators.

The Angels follow the updates on Seraphim, FIFTY5 Thursdays and FabFree, trying to stay on budget and trying to find a dress that Sandy says passes the dance test isn’t easy. We have learned, that some outfits look beautiful on, but will show breakage when your dance moves are more active.

Below are a few of Austin’s sets at Xanadu, Ann’s Coffee House, White Horse, Dandy’s and a Unicef benefit.

A December set at Xanadu. Austin looks great in his Winter suit. The angels are wearing Enchanted Joy Christmas Dress and Ibela Christmas hat.

At Xanadu. Loved the winter scene. Lovely joined us. Lovely, Talia, Sandy and I.

Sandy wearing Enchanted Joy Christmas Dress and Ibela Store Special Costume Christmas Hat.

Sandy is wearing Gabriel’s Santa Coat with reindeer antlers.

Dancing to “Leave Your Hat On.”
At Dandy’s. Sandy wearing Truth’s Adore Xmas hairstyle.

Sandy wearing Soulglitter’s Winter Outfit which we learned about through Cor, a host from Rockin’ Robin. Thanks, Cor!!

The three of us wearing Lurve’s Ice Skater’s Dream in Teal.

And Austin wearing a comfortable layered look at Ann’s Coffee House.

A to Z Event Scores Big Time!!!

By Netera Landar

We’ve been so busy! There’s so much catching up to do. I wanted to start with the A to Z event presented in The Theatre at Dandy’s Place on Sunday, Nov. 29. What’s unique about this event was that Austin and ZDiva did a live dual-streaming set. They practiced for endless hours. Sandy built a New York-style night club as the set and we danced on champagne glasses dressed in our CC Ego leather jacket Maitreya and I had KC Becca Strappy Boots. My hairstyle is Truth Oasis. Photos courtesy of Austin Angel Talia Sunsong!

Austin, Sandy and ZDiva.
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Sandy, Talia and I.
Austin singing his heart out.
The talented, adorable and always funny, ZDiva.
Talia and I.

 

Let’s Shake it up!!

“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.”

Neil Gaiman

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Talia at Palm Coast. A lovely picture as it captures the beauty the avatar. Talia is wearing Mina Juliet free group gift hair, LAQ Noelle head, NP Dreaming Eyes, Yak & Yeti Bollywood jewelry.
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Talia wearing Lurve’s Angel Song Formal in Aqua with matching wings at Frank’s Elite.

Lurve: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tokebi/201/7/31

**By NETERA LANDAR**

angel blog_191Dancing. It has always been how we express ourselves. Whether it is the energetic interpretation of jazz, the graceful form of ballet, the sexy salsa and tempting tango or the playful Macarena, you have an understanding of the elements that come together to create a single performance.

Does anyone really know what time it is?

Chicago said it best. But do you have any idea how much preparation goes into a virtual show? Before Austin Moores sings and we take our places on stage there is a checklist of tasks that need to be accomplished. Sandy and Talia handle all the behind-the-scenes tasks.

After learning if the venue Austin will perform in is formal or casual, they select appropriate gowns, western outfits or an adorable casual number. Our virtual closets are filled with clothing from Marketplace, FabFree finds, group gifts and more. We wear the same gown or outfit, at times in different colors. We dance to check for “breakage,” select a hairstyle, jewelry and shoes that we prefer.

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Sandy at Palm Coast Club. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Prince%20Island/146/238/1124

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Sandy is wearing the lovely Ciara Cream gown from Ellnique Designs:(http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wakulla%20Waters/201/218/25)

The hair is called Kaijah and it was a group gift from Truth.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Truth/113/135/24

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I’m wearing the same gown showing you how it hugs your curves and how elegant it is.

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Sandy and my Valentine gown is another Ellnique Design that is not only beautiful in shape and color, but the flexi motion is wonderful for dancing.

(http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wakulla%20Waters/201/218/25)

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Austin regularly performs at Bogarts and one of the elements of the stage is the fog. It creates a dream-like set and brings you back to the grand days of nightclubs. Sandy is wearing a Sage Rayne gown. We wore three different colors that night. Talia chose purple and I selected aqua.

Our gowns: from Sage:

Sage: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sage%20Isle/139/58/28

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Our gowns are from SLC…it’s called Society. Sandy is on the left and Austin on the right.
Hair: Besom, Glam Kitten
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We can’t shake up the dice here, but we know we have the #1 boss in SL. Photo taken at Godfather’s.
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Kat joined us at Bogarts. Love her gown. She has such great style. She’s wearing Sis Boom’s “Distinct Pink” gown.

Did someone say SL event?…

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Starry, starry night at Ann’s Place of Grace. I’ve slipped into Wild Orchid Diamond Tears, a cool, silk number that we all adore. I’m wearing MINA Hair – Maria Unrigged V01, Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1., TuTy – Adored Girl Bento AO Priority 3 & 4.

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** By Netera Landar**

I finally have the opportunity to share all the wonderful dresses, shoes and accessories I’ve learned about through SL blogs and what Sandy and Talia have selected for us. I must confess that even though I’ve been on SL for ten years, I found it difficult to part with my classic body. I hear you giggling. I know change is inevitable, but I’m not one to set it in motion virtually without a gentle push from my friends. Sandy had to talk me through mesh application step by step. I must admit that now that I have graduated to a Maitreya body, I’m loving the ease of use of the system. No more worrying about attaching feet or if the shade matches my body.

On to shopping, what we love talking about…

There were so many SL Christmas events, I didn’t know what to go to at first. I spent hours at the Shop & Hop Holiday Shopping event. There were so many free gifts, I haven’t even opened them all. The layout was similar to an indoor mall. Then there was the Swank Event, Sense, Okinawa New Year Festival, Equalro, Jumo, Cosmopolitan, and a visit to the LUXE Paris Fashions Store because I loved their dresses.

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New Years Eve at Brigadoon, wearing the same gown but with Limence – Elise rigged mesh hair.

What’s interesting about all these events is that you are introduced to fashion creators you’d probably never knew existed. I knew about LUXE, but ninety percent of the others I hadn’t heard of.

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Red is my favorite color, so when I saw this LUXE vanity dress, in the center, at one of the events, it immediately was on my “must get” list. Love that color hair, too!

Taxi to LUXE : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bao/72/80/26

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Sitting in my tree at home wearing the dress.

Where’s the salon?

Taxi:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MINA%20Hair/114/76/29

At the Jan. 2019 Salon 52 event, which opened Jan. 10, I learned about Mina Hair. I was totally impressed with the style. This is a bi-monthly event for everything hair related. It was previously called Hairology.

There were two buildings. One was for Mina hairstyles and the other a selection of multiple hairstyling vendors, all high quality, well presented, and watch out you will  want them all.

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Left, Lianne fitted mesh hair, blond hair with a braid in the center and loose strands in front. Even has a hair stylist hud, which I love with these new hair styles. Right, Kim, fitted mesh hair with a collar. Clearly, for the confident woman.
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MINA’s Gacha wall with a variety of options to chose from.
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Top marks for Stealthic’s “Desire” simple beauty. Hunter Stealthic put a L300 price tag on this.
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How adorable is this style from KMH? Center bottom, #106, fatback is L550.

TWE12 opens the 12th of each month and runs through the last day. January’s theme was “Wonderland,’ always a playful, fantasy theme. Truth or Dare Affair is slated for Feb. 4. Exploring the main vendor area is always my favorite part of the adventure. But make sure you pay attention and wander through the exterior landscape. You’ll never know what stores are beyond the main area.

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Brewery/80/203/21

What I saw: colorful nails, sexy outfits, shapes, eyes, men’s shirts, tattoos, poses.

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The number says it all.
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Aerial shot of 12’s exterior.
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Ten years ago, when I came in-world, I would have never seen such a beautiful promotion. Today, it is just as important as the item sold. This is Window Wonderland from Something New. Includes 3 single poses and props.
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Tylar’s Treasures a winter wonderland swing and birdhouse gacha.

Note to fashion creators. If you have a glamorous gown, heels, hair or jewelry that you would love the Angels to wear, contact Netera@aol.com or Netera Landar in world. We’d love to meet with you in your store. In exchange for your kindness, we will feature an ad for a month on our blog and inform the audience of your sponsorship.

Hugs,

Netera Landar

Riding the Tour…

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Talia in the center, Sandy on the left, and Netera on the right, on stage in the Legendaire Elizabeth gown at Palm Coast Club.

By Talia Sunsong

 

Austin’s performances are so hot, he sets the stage on fire!

I’m so lucky I get to be an angel dancer for Austin Moores’ performances! Not only are the sets fun, so is riding along in the tour bus. Austin likes to drive and he enjoys showing us the roadside attractions, like the clear underwater tunnel he drove our bus through the other day.

Afterwards, I went shopping at Legendaire and found an impressive selection of group gifts, and joining the group is only 49L.

Above, I’m wearing – The Legendaire Elizabeth gown, on sale 49L with eight textures.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sylvan%20Lake/90/110/32

Mina Juliet hair: A free group gift hair, after paying 200L to join the group.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MINA%20Hair/157/116/30\

LAQ Noelle bento head, bought on sale for 300L, which is normally 1,500L

Maitreya Lara Body

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Austin and Angels tour bus in the underwater tunnel. We checked out the sites and held on tight during the sim crossings!
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Legendaire Group Gift Wall.
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Mina Hair Group Gift Wall.
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