Second Life Creator Spotlight: The Latest Releases from Bee Dumpling and Solas NaGealai of Silvan Moon Designs

This is the first post in a new category I call the Second Life Creator Spotlight, where I focus on the work of the many talented fashion designers and content creators in Second Life. Due to a miscommunication, I had not received any new releases from Silvan Moon Designs for quite some time, and then, suddenly, I got a whole bunch, all at once!

Bee Dumpling and Solas NaGealai, the owners of Silvan Moon Designs, do such amazing work that I wanted to showcase three of their recent releases. Silvan Moon Designs (SLURL to their in-world storeSL MarketplaceFlickr) specializes in historical, fantasy, and role play outfits. Both my main Second Life avatar, Vanity Fair, and my medieval roleplay avatar, Scarborough Fair, own dozens of their truly wonderful dresses and gowns! (Yes, those are their honest-to-God legacy names; I got extremely lucky when “Fair” was available as an SL last name for only a two-week period back in April 2008, and I immediately snapped up both names!)

Just one past example of Bee Dumpling and Solas NaGealai’s beautiful work for Silvan Moon Designs: the fantastical Iracebeth of Crims Gown (please see this blogpost for more pictures and details)

The fabulous Prima Donna gown comes in three parts: a corset top, a full skirt, and a lovely extra touch: separate, detachable sprigs of holly to add to the skirt, perfect for your next virtual Christmas celebration! This gorgeous gown comes in seven different colours: amethyst, black, crimson, emerald, sapphire, turquoise, and violet (shown here), and fits the Maitreya Lara body.

This gown features a laced-up back, and a huge bow on the skirt. Just add a fan and some opera glasses, and you’re ready to turn some heads at your next party!


The romantic, puffed-sleeve Princess Buttercup gown can be worn alone, or with the included translucent overskirt, and is available in the following six colours: blush, mint, periwinkle, pink (as shown below), teal, and white, at L$450 each. This gown comes in sizes to fit both Maitreya Lara and Slink female mesh bodies.


Finally, we have the Seventh Oracle gown, which also comes in sizes to fit Maitreya and Slink. This gown is the same design and price as the Princess Buttercup gown, but it comes in black with your choice of six jewel-tone accents: black, cobalt, crimson, emerald, purple and teal.

Once again, you can add an optional translucent overskirt, in the same accent colour as the gown:


By the way, Solas and Bee appear to be in the middle of a complete redesign of the sim where their stores, Silvan Moon Designs and The White Armory, are located:

I went through the entire store, looked and looked, but I could not find the display or the price for the Prima Donna gown! So, if you are wandering around lost, and cannot find any of these gowns, please send a notecard to either Bee Dumpling or Solas NaGealai (a.k.a Solas Enchantment), and I’m quite sure that will be happy to assist you!

Here’s your taxi to the entrance of Silvan Moon Designs.

Vanity Fair is also wearing:

All pictures except the last one were taken at the Angel Manor Estate in Second Life.

UPDATE Nov. 19th, 2020: I have been informed that the Prima Donna gown is currently for sale at the Enchantment shopping event (the theme is Phantom of the Opera, and there is also a free hunt!). Thanks to Gwen Enchanted for the tip!

Sansar World Hopping: Episode 2

Spectators watching Battleship

Atlas Hopping (the regular Saturday morning group tour of four or five Sansar worlds, led by Draxtor Despres and Solas NaGealai) has now been renamed World Hopping (since we no longer have an in-world Atlas, just the one on the Sansar website).

As a result, I will be creating a new category on this blog, Sansar World Hopping, for blogposts reporting on our weekly adventures. (I will keep Sansar Atlas Hopping as a category for older blogposts.)

Drax’s livestream of this week’s tour should be posted shortly to his YouTube channel, but here’s a video of last week’s episode, which unfortunately I had to miss:

Today, we had an epic crowd of avatars who met up at our standard starting point, the basement of 114 Harvest, who then went on to visit the following worlds:

It was an adventure, especially trying to beat all five levels of Fire Goat’s Dungeon! Here are some more photos taken by Mijeka Munro (click on any picture to see it in full size; here is the full archive of photos):

The picture in the bottom left-hand corner of the photo mosaic is none other than the CEO of Linden Lab himself, Ebbe Altberg, who often joins us on Atlas/World Hopping events. He put together a very cool avatar look!

But the best part? Drax obviously bribed El Diablo to wear this signboard!

Metaverse Newscast Episode 4: My Interview with Second Life and Sansar Avatar Clothing Designer Solas NaGealai

I’m happy to announce that episode 4 of the Metaverse Newscast is now up on YouTube! It’s an interview with the talented Second Life and Sansar avatar costume designer, Solas NaGealai:

Sansar Pick of the Day: Mr. Darcy’s After Dark

Mr. Darcy’s After Dark is a monochrome, Hallowe’en version of Solas NaGealai’s popular Jane Austen-era experience Picnic at Mr. Darcy’s:

Darcy's After Dark 1 24 Oct 2018

Darcy's After Dark 2 24 Oct 2018

(By the way, if you’re interested in Jane Austen roleplay in virtual worlds, you should definitely check out Ever, Jane.)