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There are a lot of sales events in Second Life. Some may say there are too many. And some don’t get a lot of press. There are arguments that the events take away from designers’ stores and prevent others from getting a foothold in the market if they are not allowed into the top-tier sales events. Others may argue that some events are a waste of time because they don’t include the best designers and are simply a way for the organisers to make a profit from the upcoming creators by collecting entry fees then not promoting the event to generate sales.

Many events have fallen by the wayside after not achieving enough interest – or cash – to continue. I find most of the events I attend by scoping out Seraphim, the self-titled “premier Second Life sales and event blog”. I admit that I have an affiliation with this blog as a blogger for their very own sales events, The Seraphim Social and Serafilms, but I have been a reader of this web page for almost as long as it has been in existence and have just covered my first event for them. They include not just the prime events, but the smaller and lesser-known sales and hunts, as well. And I have visited many of them.

I guess my argument is that whether there are too many events or not, each of these gives a designer in Second Life an opportunity to get their name out there. I have discovered many brands I probably wouldn’t have had it not been for traipsing through so many events. I’m not talking about the Maitreyas or Truths or Cheeky Peas of our virtual world; I mean the JfL Hats, the VIVID, the Thaino Designs, the Sax Shepard Designs, the Eternal Dream Poses in Second Life. These are all talented designers who do what they do best – create lovely things for the rest of us who are unable to bring to life the vision we might have of the perfect hat, the ultimate dress, the amazing house, the quirky accessory, the exquisite pose that we have been looking for.

So the secret is out. I have blogged items from all of them. I have been fortunate enough to become a blogger for some of them. But first, before that occurrence, I have purchased the items from these designers that I have showcased here on my blog. And in every case, I found them at one of the lesser-known sales events.

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Only one of those designers is featured in this post – Sax Shepherd Designs – but you can find all of the others in the archives of this blog. You will continue to see them here because it is no secret that once I find a designer I like, I stick with them. Oh, I will always add more to my repertoire because I’m always on the lookout for another divine creation. I do well at keeping secrets, but not when it means hiding these little gems from the rest of the world.

Pretty stuff I’m wearing:

Outfit: Asteria Creations-Graceful Outfit Ivory-Blouse-Mesh Short-Scarf by katherine Asteria (available at Limited Bazaar)
Boots: Maitreya Thigh High Boots – Black Gold Snake by Onyx LeShelle (available at Collabor88)
Glasses: Sax Shepherd Designs ! !SSD ~ 80’s Glam ~ Pince Nez by Sax Shepherd (available at The Theme Park)
Bag: [glow] Studio Precious Heart Bag RED by Anemysk Karu
*Earrings: Cae ::Pemberley :: Earrings by Caelan Hancroft (available at The Seraphim Social – can be purchased as a set or separate pieces)
Ring: Cae :: Promise :: Ring by Caelan Hancroft
Hair: [LeLutka]-SALOME hair – Jessica by Thora Charron
Nail appliers: {Wicked} Peach – Melody by Autumn Amaranth (available at The Theme Park)
Skin: [PXL] Creations – [PXL] JADE NAT “Love Edition” MEB C2 by Hart Larsson (February Group Gift)
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Hand appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand Appliers NAT by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: *PosESioN* Secret 2 by Dahriel (available at Kustom9)