My rezday was at the end of February and that means I’ve been in Second Life for two years now! Sometimes it feels like ages, but I also can’t deny that time flies when you’re having fun. My website was down for most of February and I was on a sort of hiatus from SL as well, so I didn’t celebrate my two-year rezday. I’m back now, though, with a functioning blog! The archives got eaten, but I’ve put up backdated posts with snapshots and credits, thanks to Flickr. (I’ve also learned to make WordPress backups, maybe I’ll remember this time!)

I started a project before I even realized my rezday had come and gone. I’ve been going through my SL photography, sorting over fifty gigabytes of pictures from the last two years. Some shots never made it to Flickr or my blog, so it has been a fun to dust them off. I’ve uploaded a lot of snapshots to Flickr, backdated as well. If you really want to see them, you can start at the first public picture and browse forward.

Here are some of the very first outfits I put together and photographed, about a month after joining SL (I was fast!):

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I doubt I can credit everything shown, since I don’t even own some of it anymore after so long. I was definitely wearing an early Curio skin (then under the name of Empyrean Emporium) and hair from Naughty Designs. My eyes were from E’s, I believe, which I had read about on Linden Lifestyles (URL). My shoes were nearly all from Shiny Things or Boing Fromage, but there’s a random pair of sneakers up there that I can’t identify anymore.

From left to right: The lingerie was from Artilleri, which was the first store that I fell in love with on SL! My first dress was from a store called Shine that seems to have disappeared from the Grid, but it was also one of my very favorites. The third outfit was a mash-up of pieces from both Boing Fromage and Rummage. The second dress was also from Boing Fromage. The top from the fourth outfit was once again from Rummage and the jeans were from Tres Blah. The adorable jeans pantsuit was from Nyte’N’Day.

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I branched out fairly quickly, looking for interesting skins and trying out different hair colors. I was obsessed with Naughty Designs hair for the longest time, eventually owning every single style in my favorite shade of red.

From left to right: The skin from the first outfit was from Nylon Outfitters, the top was from Sassafras and the jeans were from Tres Blah. I especially loved the handdrawn look of all three stores. Artilleri supplied the second outfit and the third outfit was pictured above already – what can I say, I really like polka dots! The shoes from the third outfit were from Beckenbauer Productions, the jewelry from Miriel. The pale skin was also from Empyrean Emporium. I was quite proud of the Chic Boutique lingerie, fourth from the left, but I have completely forgotten who made that shamrock jewelry set – I’d guess H&M? Jewelry, dress, and shoes from the last outfit were all from Paper Couture. I am still completely and utterly infatuated with Paper Couture!

I make no guarantees that anything pictured is still available. In fact, I am quite sure that you can’t get your hands on a number of things, but I just wanted to share some fond memories of my first few months in SL!

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Left:

Hair: Armidi.
Skin: Candy Flanagan (me!)
Eyes: Simtropia.
Dress and Tights: Paper Couture; Dress found on OnRez.
Shoes: Shiny Things.

Middle:

Hat: Black Knight.
Hair: Armidi.
Skin: Candy Flanagan (me!)
Eyes: Simtropia.
Shirt: Savvy?
Jewelry, Pants and Shoes : Paper Couture; Pants found on OnRez.

Right:

Hair, Belt and Shoes: Armidi.
Skin: Candy Flanagan (me!)
Eyes: Simtropia.
Earrings and Necklace: Boing Fromage.
Watch: Muse.
Dress: Paper Couture; Dress found on OnRez.
Shoes: Shiny Things.

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This was meant to be a very nice, fun set showcasing some of my favorite outfits. Unfortunately, my choice of location wasn’t the best, or perhaps SL has been acting up in general lately – I fought through some incredible lag and crashed a number of times before calling it a day photography-wise.

Frankfurt in Second Life is an impressive location, though, and I was really excited about it. Many notable landmarks have been reproduced and I found myself very familiar with the layout, as well!

SLURL: slurl.com/secondlife/Frankfurt%20City/20/125/31

“Blue Danube” Outfit
Hat: Lulu knit hat from Celestial Studios.
Hair: Lacies Choice in copper from RaC (Mallory Cowen).
Eyes: Strong Green eyes from Miriel (Miriel Enfield).
Skin: Ash in Medium from Empyrean Emporium (Gala Phoenix).
Glasses: GC2564 Glasses (Charcoal/Medium) from FNKY! (Funk Schnook).
Jacket: Cropped Wrapped Sweater in black from PixelDolls (Nephilaine Protagonist). Freebie!
Dress: Celeste in blue from PixelDolls (Nephilaine Protagonist). Freebie!
Tights: Blue tights from Paper Couture (Lu Sisters). Freebie!
Shoes: MaryJane Flats (Patent-Urban) from Boing Fromage (elka Lehane).

The extra special part about the outfit? All items are copiable, so it’s folder-friendly!

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Obession has a name and it is Ieva’s Polka! Ieva’s Polka is perhaps best known from LeekSpin.com, but it’s really a delicious Finnish folk song from Loituma. And it’s catchy as all get out!

Thanks to Ducknipple (and to Fashion Heaven for being the first to share), I can now "share" this obsession with all my friends in SL, too! XD The leek swings around in your hand and sings part of the nonsense verses from Ieva’s Polka. Cool, right? Yeah! :D

Hat: Lulu knit hat from Celestial Studios.
Hair: Lacies Choice in copper from RaC (Mallory Cowen).
Eyes: Strong Green eyes from Miriel (Miriel Enfield).
Skin: Ash in Medium from Empyrean Emporium (Gala Phoenix).
Glasses: GC2564 Glasses (Charcoal/Medium) from FNKY! (Funk Schnook).
Jacket: Cropped Wrapped Sweater in black from PixelDolls (Nephilaine Protagonist). Freebie!
Dress: Celeste in blue from PixelDolls (Nephilaine Protagonist). Freebie!
Tights: Blue tights from Paper Couture (Lu Sisters). Freebie!
Shoes: MaryJane Flats (Patent-Urban) from Boing Fromage (elka Lehane).
LEEK: Swinging Leek! from Ducknipple (beanster Potato).