Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: The Hatter Is Mad Hunt at Meander/Me, Running March 1st to 31st, 2023

I have kept my word in significantly scaling back my coverage of Second Life on this blog, but today I chanced upon an Alice-in-Wonderland-themed hunt at a womenswear store called Meander/Me.

The proprietor of Meander/Me, Lemania Indigo, is someone whom I actually worked for, back in ye olde pre-mesh Second Life era of system-layers-and-flexiprim clothing! Yes, Vanity Fair once worked as a mannequin in Lemania’s first store, modeling new outfits and answering customer questions. I only worked there for a short time, but I do remember the experience fondly, and I often pay return visits to see what she’s been up to.

Of course, Lemania Indigo has moved on to embrace rigged mesh clothing, and she does such beautiful work! And you have a chance to sample some of her wares with a March hunt, which is fairly easy.

You are hunting for large pink Mad Hatter tophats, which are scattered throughout the store, with prizes ranging in price from L$5 to L$75. Here are the hunt legends: prizes 1 through 4 make up a whimsical Cheshire Cat outfit:

But prizes 5 and 6 were what prompted me to write up this quick blogpost! Behold the romantic Princess Alice ombre ballgown, which comes with a matching hair flower accessory, and it includes a texture HUD with 22 stunning colour options! (The Princess Alice gown prize is L$75, but I’m sure you’ll agree, that it is good value for the money; the necklace is a separate hunt prize, and costs only L$5.)

And here is my alt, Scarborough Fair, wearing the Princess Alice ballgown, which comes in sizes to fit Maitreya Lara; Meshbody Legacy; Slink Physique and Hourglass; Belleza Freya, Isis, and Venus; and the Tonic Curvy and Fine mesh bodies. (The hair flowers are an unrigged, adjustable attachment, which come with the gown.)

I mean, we all know by now, that Auntie Ryan is always a sucker for a beautiful ballgown! 😉

The Hatter Is Mad hunt ends March 31st, 2023, so, like the White Rabbit, don’t be late! Here’s your taxi. Oh, and I forgot to mention that the Princess Alice gown is a hunt exclusive, and not available for retail sale in the store.

Second Life Bakes on Mesh: Mother Nature

I’m very inspired by nature – you could say Mother Nature. I look at things around me and get all kinds of inspiration daily.

—Martha Stewart

Time for yet another resurrected system skin and outfit, courtesy of Bakes on Mesh! The mesh avatar I am wearing is the Altamura Juliet full-body mesh avatar, which requires a couple of additions to support Bakes on Mesh:

  • A Bakes on Mesh relay for Altamura mesh bodies (which is available for free to Altamura group members at this exact SLURL in the store; please note that this relay only works with full versions of Altamura bodies, including the Juliet body which was a Valentine’s Day group gift earlier this year)
  • You do have to buy and install the Omega system kit on the body before you can use the Altamura Bakes on Mesh relay (it’s for sale for L$99 at this exact SLURL)

Now that that is out of the way, you can put away the Omega installer and relay HUDs and the BoM relay once you have installed them, and start styling!

And here is Mother Nature in all her glory!

This avatar is wearing:

  • Mesh Head and Body including Fingernails: Juliet mesh body by Altamura (a former Valentine’s Day group gift; Omega-compatible; more details here; the Altamura group costs L$50 to join)
  • System Skin and Body Branch Attchments: Fleurs by Fallen Gods (I’m not sure if this is still available or not, as it pre-dates mesh)
  • System Eyes: Sunrise eyes in Celtic green by Fashism (no longer on the grid)
  • Hair: Botanical Pigtails – I Am Springtime by Nushru (I believe this was a hunt gift from the Crazy hair Hunt many years ago)
  • Fruit Branches on Head: Fruit Salad Tree Branches by Concrete Flowers (no longer on the grid)
  • Dress and Earrings: Spring outfit by Lemania Indigo (an old system-layers-and-flexiprims outfit which is no longer available)
  • Shoes: June pumps by Garbaggio