Second Life Celebrates Its Sweet Sixteen with a 1950s-Themed Retro Party

Second Life, the most popular and commercially successful virtual world to date, is now 16 years old! And to celebrate that milestone, Linden Lab is throwing a party from June 20th to July 8th, 2019.

There’s a two-day Music Faire, a Swaginator Gift Hunt, dozens and dozens of community-based exhibits, plus a five-sim shopping event! Here’s the full calendar of events.

Linden Lab decided on a 1950s-theme for this year’s celebration, including some lovely free gifts of vintage outfits for both male and female avatars. Here Vanity Fair is modeling one of the freebie female retro outfits:

Sheer perfection! Vanity is wearing:

Dress: from the free SL16B Female Casual Avatar outfit (available from a panel at the Welcome Area on the SL16B Pizzazz sim); comes with a HUD to change the dress to one of three different colours

Hair: Joan by KIN (old prim-based hairstyle; no longer available)

Jewelry: vintage 50’s pearl necklace and earrings by Dark Mouse (old gift from Fab Free; no longer available)

Purse: former freebie by Belle Epoque at the FaMESHed Event (unfortunately, no longer available)

Shoes: Heidi heels from Garbaggio

Vanity is also wearing:

Pictures taken at the retro streetscape on the SL16B Mesmerize sim.