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 love when Austin has Christmas sets. There are adorable Christmas-themed mini dresses to wear, topped with Santa hats, big bows and don’t forget particle stars. We love the decorations and everyone in a good mood. And let’s not forget this is the time for Advent calendars. I think Sandy beat us in that department this year.
We enjoyed a Toys For Tots fundraiser on Encore Escape (an open sim grid) and performing in Dandy’s ballroom on SL.
For New Year’s, Sandy and I wore Diamond Tears from Wild Orchid. Simply stunning during Austin’s Neil Diamond Tribute.
Halloween in Second Life is a blast! There’s no end to the clever, sexy, adorable dresses and outfits you can choose from. That often makes it difficult for us to choose what to wear for Austin’s sets. The Angels had a great time selecting a few costumes and helping others to enjoy the charm of the holiday. Here’s a few pictures from Sheworthy, the Stage in Nashville, White Horse and Dandy’s.
There’s something real, vulnerable, and honest about country music. I think that’s why Austin is drawn to it. It’s heard in the lyrics of a Kenny Rogers’ song depicting the life of a gambler, or Johnny Cash singing about the cold reality of living your life behind prison bars.
After Austin is singing his heart out about pretty little ladies, Sandy and Talia are wearing out their boots looking for western wear that’s down right adorable.
Austin sings his country favorites at The Stage on Nashville, Ann’s Coffee House, J&T Stables Tavern, White Horse Tavern and Sweet Genesis.
To view his calendar, log onto https://www.austinmooreslive.com. He’s currently updating his website, so be sure to return to view newer pictures and tribute information.
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.
I am a self acknowledged procrastinator. This note was actually due a few days ago. I spend a large chunk of my time doing all the things I truly enjoy: shopping, wandering, putting off today what I shoulda done yesterday (or a few days ago) and vast amounts of time just having fun.
Now about that ‘shopping’. A great deal of my shopping is done through MarketPlace where my greatest joys are finding fantastic bargains so that the Angels and I look good for the shows. Over the months, we’ve found tons of beautiful clothing for UNDER $L25 !
When I’m not looking through the hundreds of pages of MarketPlace, I sift through some of the many blogs available online, such as http://seraphimsl.com/ (a VALUABLE reference to lead you to events that happen weekly, monthly or annually), http://fifty5thursdays.blogspot.com/ …one of the weekly events that let you find awesome bargains costing you anything from $L55-100 …and many, many more.
Those who follow Austin Moores around the metaverse have seen, heard and laughed with the Angels. We are his support system. Our lives revolve around his scheduled sets and we’re proud to stand behind his artistic endeavors. Sandy, who is our manager, enjoys her daily shopping trips or marketplace hunts so that we can wear both casual outfits or be dressed in elegant formal gowns. She and Talia, and sometimes KittySweetKitty, create stages with bold colors, style and movement in mind. Soskat is kind enough to join us when an Angel is unable to participate. She’s are Angel sister and a devoted fan.
Talia slipped me this note….Talia Sunsong enjoys touring Second Life and Opensim as a dancer with Austin and the Angels. She is a creator, writer and roleplayer who can sometimes be seen carrying a spirited baby dragon.
Sandy is sharing a bit about herself….Hi All. I’m Sandy Hauster and I’m proud to say I’m one of Austin Moores Angels. I’ve been working with him as a back-up dancer for the last six months or so and still enjoy the heck outta it. In my entire nine years as a resident of SL, this is high on my list of fun jobs. When I came to SL, I had no aspirations of becoming a back-up dancer. Just like everyone else, I was here to escape the real world for a while and get a chance to meet and chat with people from around the world. Remembering back to when I first joined, I know I’ve come a very long way. I’m grateful to the people that helped me figure that walking around bald and naked with a pose stand on my hand wasn’t as much fun as it could be. There are patient and kind souls out there that taught me to walk and talk and open boxes and that TP didn’t stand for toilet paper. Many thanks to all of the wonderful friends I’ve made.
Then there’s the boss…
Austin Moores sings live in both Second Life and open sim venues. His love for music comes through with contemporary songs or popular hits from yesteryear. Let’s not forget the country songs and those that have you laughing while you dance.
So what’s this blog about?
Who doesn’t love fashion? It’s enviable that if you’re wrapped up in the workings of a virtual world that you always want to put your best fashion foot forward.
So we are.
We have found that in no time at all we have accumulated a lot of fashion info. What woman doesn’t love a sale? OM gosh, we simply can’t ignore them. So we would like this blog to not only provide you pictures and info about Austin’s sets on SL and opensim, but we would like to share new fashion finds that are sexy, but cover your bits and have prices so tempting that you can’t turn away. With a little luck we’ll provide men’s wear finds as there are a lot of men who are Austin’s fans, as well.