“A proper community, we should remember also,
is a commonwealth: a place, a resource, an economy.
It answers the needs, practical as well as social and spiritual,
of its members — among them the need to need one another” — Wendell Berry
Rustica was one of the first furniture stores I ever visited in Second Life. My friend Maht Wuyts from The Velvet and I would go there at least a couple times a month. We had a photo studio and it was furnished with Rustica’s Couch of Many Colors and there was that sleek recliner that offered Grey Goose martinis. There was the sleeper sofa that opened up with a mouse click into a bed. Long billowy curtains that pooled on the floor. Man, we loved that place. It felt like a real shop, a bit over-crowded and messy. You know, like an old-fashioned place that is the opposite of a mall. Unlike many stores, when you visited Rustica, the owner might be sitting behind the counter and would even chat. So Max Graf has been an SL acquaintance and friend for ten years now. During all that time, he has been a friendly and generous member of Second Life’s community.
Sadly, he and his family have lost their home due to legal manipulations they may be able to overturn, but not in time to keep a roof over their heads. They risk homelessness without some help. Second Life is a proper community and proves it again and again, a place where people can admit to needing each other. Max asked people to shop at his store, but people, remembering all Max has done over the years to build SL community wanted to do more. That’s where Going to the Max came from, the knowledge that Second Life is a proper community.
The Arcade is still open for two more days after today, so you still have time to get this fun outfit. the top and skirt are one piece from !gO! The entire gacha is full of “schoolgirl” items, but they are all in this aesthetic, not anything in the fetish kind of schoolgirl stuff. I love this casual look.
Tableau Vivant has lovely hair styles at The Arcade including this gorgeous one I am wearing with a Lelutka hairbase. I am wearing the Spencer head and makeup from Lelutka and Glam Affair because I am so in love that I may never take them off.
Clothing: !gO! schoolgirl shirt with skirt – maitreya lara @ The Arcade
Shoes: fri. – Celia Sneaks (Sailor) @ The Arcade
fri. – Celia Sock Cuffs @ The Arcade
Skin: Glam Affair Spencer
Hair: Tableau Vivant \ Rosy – L [p. reward] @ The Arcade
Poses: oOo Studio
Appliers: Lelutka Cassie Hairbase
Glam Affair – Spencer ( LeLutka Applier ) America
alaskametro<3 “Gala” nailpolish Champagne – Slink HUD
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.5
Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female L (anims) V1.1
HUDS: .LeLutka.HUD.Spencer 3.0
Slink Ankle Lock