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International Women’s Day (Monday, March 8th, 2021) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. I did a bit of hunting around, but I could not find any information on what events are taking place within Second Life to mark the occasion, as Inara Pey reported on the festivities held last year (if you do know what’s going on, please let me know!).
However, I do know that, to mark International Women’s Day, a couple of well-known Second Life stores are offering special gifts.
First up is Belle Epoque, where if you join their store group for only L$10, you can pick up this spectacular long gown (sized for Maitreya Lara mesh bodies):
There are five other group gifts you can snap up at the same time, as well as group gifts for several well-known freebie groups, so it’s well worth your time to drop by.
Here’s a pro tip on how to wear a ballgown with such a voluminous skirt: use an animation override (AO) which does not move your legs around a lot. There’s a perfect, FREE one on the SL Marketplace, called Chubby Girl AO by an animations store called [ImpEle] that has long since left the grid. Don’t let the name put you off; it actually has arm poses that put a bit of room between your arms and torso, and many simple, non-convoluted stands—just perfect for this ballgown! Simply add a hands-only AO for your Bento hands (don’t pay for one; you can get one for free from any of the freebie Altamura bodies at the various freebie stores in Second Life, see here for a list of where to find them), and you’re all set!
To celebrate International Women’s Day, AMUI is offering a free L$250 gift card good for anything in the store if you join their group for L$25, which I think is a good deal! There are also a couple of group gifts you can pick up at the same time, including an attractive IWD-themed top; just pay each vendor L$1 and your Linden dollar will be automatically refunded.
Here’s a close-up view of the vendor panel for the International Women’s Day top gift from AMUI, which comes in no less than seventeen different sizes! No matter what brand of mesh avatar body you are rocking, you should be able to find a size that fits you!
Happy International Women’s Day! If I hear of other freebies or bargains, or of any in-world IWD celebrations, I will update this blogpost. If you do know of something that I haven’t mentioned here (either a deal or an event), please leave a comment, thank you!
UPDATE 6:13 p.m.: Scandalize has announced a one-day, 50%-off sale of everything in the store, plus a new group gift of a fatpack of the sexy Ayseha lingerie set. Thanks to moonbubble for finding this!
UPDATE 8:18 p.m.: Ivy Qissentell (I just love that avatar name!) has told me about a couplr of dollarbie items for International Women’s Day that I wanted to share with you.
Loco Como Tu Madre is selling a pink women’s top with a design of women from various countries and walks of life for only L$1, and KAZZA is selling this beautifully detailed floral bouquet for one Linden dollar:
This lovely, resizable pink-and-white bouquet comes with a hold pose, and it has no copy/modify/transfer permissions, so you can buy it and give it to the special woman in your life!
Thank you for your tips, Ivy!
UPDATE March 8th, 2021: Hilly Haalan, a store which has always been among the most generous on the Second Life grid for its large number of free group gifts, has a brand new gift out for International Women’s Day, this complete outfit, which includes the shoes and handbag!
Simply join the Hilly Haalan group for free and click the panel. While you’re here, be sure to visit their Freebie store nearby, to vacuum up literally dozens and dozens of group gifts!
And here’s one final free gift for International Women’s Day from 7 Deadly S[k]ins, which you can pick up from the front counter of the in-world store (no group needed):
This Monroe skin comes in the pineapple skin tone, is compatible with Genus Bento heads, and comes in both system/Bakes on Mesh and an Omega applier version. Pick it up quickly, before the end of March 8th!