When a person first arrives in Second Life, it can be a challenge to find quality designers, unless you have an experienced resident to help guide you. My “experienced guide” had been in SL about a week before I managed to get dragged off the island, so while she was quite helpful at teaching me the basics, such as inventory, teleporting, movement controls and how to actually get dressed, she lacked the expertise to help me find high-calibre clothes. Of course, this is the same person who introduced me to the perils of prim boobs, so I don’t know why I would expect her to know where to shop!
I struggled with freebies, hunts and a few cheapie X Street designers at first (yes, way back before it was Marketplace). But somewhere along the line – actually, probably through doing a hunt – I stumbled upon tulip., a bastion of feminine clothing and good taste. It really was one of the first stores where I shopped and suddenly realised there was more to dressing in Second Life than donning slut wear.
Those who know me realise I’m a fatpack whore, but I usually at least vacillate before I make the purchase. But over the past four-plus years I have been a regular shopper of tulip., I don’t even think about it; I just bite the bullet and buy the fatpack.
So when I heard that tulip. is closing its doors, I was sad. With 50% off everything, I rushed over and as I suspected, there was little in the store that couldn’t already be found in my inventory. I wish Minami Susanowa, the creator, all the best and I hope she knows how many smiles she has put on my face during her tenure in Second Life. May all of your dreams come true, and thank you for sharing your creativity with the rest of us for so long.
I also wanted to announce that Rwah has officially opened her sim, square pegs in round holes, to the public! I took this photo there and I encourage all of you to visit. Here is a little information that Rwah has passed on to the folks who stop by:
Welcome to Square Pegs in Round Holes, Kashmir Dreams!
Please take a moment and read some general rules.
* This is a Moderate sim. Act accordingly.
* Be respectful towards others and those who live here and don’t eat all the cookies.
* Help us to reduce the lag…please no heavy scripted items. Don’t make us become the script police but be responsible.
* If you want the right to rezz, then please contact me (Rwah Resident) for an invite to the group. Sadly I can not make it an open group because already we have suffered our first spammers.
* Suggested Windlight: Bryn Oh’s Immersiva Grey Dust (Moody) or Bree’s appleblossom (happy sunny day).
* For the photographers, please join the group ‘Square Pegs in Round Holes’ on Flickr
More information can be found in the ‘Church’. (the first building you come across)
Enjoy your stay!
I took advantage of being in the group to rez several items in one of the buildings to shoot this photo. She is being very generous to group members, so if you love the location (like I do) but want to add your own touch, contact Rwah for membership, rez your pretties, take your photos and be a good little housekeeper and clean up after yourself. To be honest, most of the areas she has set up need no embellishment. Rwah is truly a wonder at creating a scene. And yes, you can take that however you want, Rwah 😉
So one door closes – the 50% off sale at tulip. continues until the store closes on October 10 – and another one opens. It’s really easier than you think to be a square peg in a round hole.
Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Top: tulip. Geo Cut Tank S – Off White by Minami Susanowa
Skirt: tulip. Twilight Maxi Skirt (Coal – S) by Minami Susanowa
Necklace: Cae :: Promise :: Necklace by Caelan Hancroft
Earrings: Cae :: Promise :: Earrings by Caelan Hancroft
Ring: Cae :: Promise :: Ring by Caelan Hancroft
Hair: tulip. Ashley by Minami Susanowa
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE NAT PetalPink MEB C2 (FR) by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual (L) & Splayed (R) by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Mid by Siddean Munro
Hand & Feet appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand & Feet Appliers NAT by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri
Bed: Kuro – Anfisa bed *Adult* by Luana Dawg
Rug: *Y’s HOUSE* Rug_Linen003(MUJI)_a by yacchan Clip
Boxes: *Y’s HOUSE* [Display] Leather box01(natural)_OMAKE02_5prim by yacchan Clip
Bedside table: [kusshon] singapore side table, trans lp 6 by Beolas Whitfield
Shoes: Cleo Design Shoes by Cleom Bailey
Cabinet: Scarlet Creative Meribel Cabinet by Charlotte Bartlett
Lamp: Apple Fall AF Dolly Lamp by Apple Fall
Picture on cabinet: Zaara [home] : 19 Vintage frame *square* by Zaara Kohime
Picture above window: Apple Fall AF Gilt Frame (Portrait) by Apple Fall
Build: +sanctuaire+ Sans Souci Cottage by Scout Eberhardt
Pose: Di’s Opera – Feminine Line 1 – 5 by Di Hoorenbeek
Location: square pegs in round holes
Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet