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