Kim Kardashian and Second Life

Yesterday, Kim Kardashian posted a screenshot from Second Life to her Instagram account to promote her new perfume!

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Being Kim Kardashian, the photo has already gotten 1,154,320 likes. (I wonder how many of those people even know what Second Life is.)

And that’s not the first time she’s done it, either. Wagner James Au of the blog New World Notes tells us she did the same thing on Twitter on July 11th of this year.

Oh, by the way, since we’re discussing her, never, ever, search the SL Marketplace for “Kardashian”, mmmkay? (Remember, I warned you! Do not click that link!!)

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Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: 1950s Retro Outfit

Take a look at this 1950s inspired outfit I was able to put together for next to nothing!

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This avatar is wearing:

Mesh Head and Lipstick: Giselle Bento head by Altamura (no longer available for free; this was an Altamura gift from last Christmas at the eBENTO event, and you had to join the Altamura group for L$50 to get it)

Mesh Body: Jenny Bento body by Altamura (no longer available for free; this was a gift last Christmas from the Women Only Hunt)

Hair: Hair Ball by Vanity Hair (free from the SL 15th Anniversary Shopping Event)

Earrings: Dark Mouse Vintage 50’s pearl stud clip (old free gift; no longer available)

Dress and Flower: Rizzo Dress by Giulia Design (free from the freebie store at Ajuda SL Brasil)

Shoes: Dahlia Mary Janes by Poppy (free group gift; unfortunately, this store seems to have closed)

TOTAL COST OF THIS AVATAR: L$50 (Altamura group join fee)

Pictures were all taken at the 1950s and 1960s Time Portal zone by Jo Yardley.

A Tour of the SL 15th Anniversary Exhibits

Today, instead of the usual Saturday morning Atlas Hopping in Sansar, Drax and Berry led a group of avatars in Second Life to various exhibits on the 24-sim expanse of the SL Community Celebration going on all this week.

The following beautiful sculpture is from an SL 15th Anniversary exhibit called Cammino & Vivo Capovolto by Mistero Hifeng:

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Here is Strawberry Singh’s livestream of the event:

Second Life 15th Anniversary: The Most Commercially Successful Virtual World Turns 15 Years Old

Second Life 15th Anniversary

Today is officially the 15th birthday of Second Life!

On June 23rd, 2003, CEO Philip Rosedale and his company, Linden Lab, launched a virtual world called Second Life.

According to the infographic Linden Lab released to celebrate their anniversary, a whopping 57 million SL accounts have been created since 2003—of which about 600,000 people still regularly use the platform.

This makes Second Life, by far, the most commercially successful and popular virtual world to date. From June 17th to 24th the SL Community Celebration is taking place, with speakers, musical events, and countless exhibits and art displays on 24 connected sims. It’s the perfect time and place to visit, especially if you are new to Second Life!

Here’s a quick two-minute video on the 15th-anniversary celebration. Did you know that SL content creators collectively made 68 million dollars (US) in profits last year? There’s also a short message at the end from the visionary founder Philip Rosedale himself!

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Scandalize

From June 22nd to June 24th Scandalize has removed the L$100 group join fee for their group, as part of their 2nd-anniversary celebrations. Why is this a big deal? Because when you now join the Scandalize group for FREE, you can pick up no less than 88 great group gifts!

Here’s a link to the group: secondlife:///app/group/c6b27443-12c9-083f-efd2-d56dfaf2ec3a/inspect (copy and paste this into the chat window of your Second Life viewer). Or just search for “Scandalize” under the Groups tab in Search.

The group gifts wall is located on the wall behind the main reception desk:

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There are 77 gifts on that wall, and when you turn around, there are another 11 free group gifts of jewelry on the counter! (There are actually 13 vendors, but two don’t work.)

So, if you haven’t joined yet, because you are short of Lindens, now is your chance!

Relay For Life of Second Life

Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event. The first Relay For Life of Second Life took place on Saturday, August 27th, and Sunday, August 28th, 2005. It was the brainchild of Jade Lily (who in real life was an airman called Keith Morris) and was reported in the The New York Times in an article called Letting your fingers do the running. The two-day event raised a total of US$5,000.

Since then, Relay for Life in Second Life has grown year by year into one of the largest celebrations in Second Life. In 2017, almost a thousand avatars raised US$230,000 for cancer research and treatment through a variety of in-world events and fundraisers. (Here’s an official SL wiki page which outlines the entire history of Relay for Life in SL.)

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Here’s the main website for Relay for Life of SL. It includes a calendar of events and a leaderboard of the top teams and the top participants in the fundraising race.

If you can, please take part in the Relay for Life events taking place all across the grid this summer! Any kind of donation helps. Thank you!

Second Life Fashion: Sophia Dresses by Virtue at the Crazy Fashion Shopping Event

The latest round of the Crazy Fashion shopping event is now on in Second Life, and Abiela of Virtue has created a line of classy Sophia dresses! They come in six colours: Blossom (pink floral with a geomeric pattern background), Blue, Flora (red floral on white), Noir (black floral), Oro (gold geometric pattern), and Purple. Each is available for L$195 as an exclusive design at the Crazy Fashion event.

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Here’s a SLURL to take you to the Crazy Fashion shopping event.

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