Date Night – That's What Friends Are For

posted by Gidge Uriza

You can imagine how bewildered I was when Silo told me to buy a pretty dress because we were going to have a fancy SL date. I mean, BONUS – an excuse for shopping. But being married in RL means that we don’t spend a lot of time doing the “romance” stuff in SL.  Plus the fact that he spends about 99% of his time in SL as a little robot AV.

His instructions were simple. Buy something VERY fancy. We were going to a very fancy place that required reservations. Cajsa and I ran the gauntlet of elegant stores but wouldn’t you know I went back and bought the first dress I had run into. I had first thought of going to DeGroot because I had picked up a gown for my Christmas Ball there and was WOWED by the loveliness and detail of it. And of course I now had a perfect reason to pick up those Elphaba heels from Digit Darkes I’d been coveting but they just seemed so FANCY I couldn’t ever figure out what to wear it with.

My only question when picking out this dress, then, was WHICH COLOR? It came in several but I settled on Teal. There is a wide variety of colors available, you can find them in world or on SLX. You can see the rest of the shoot here on my flickr page.

But before I give you the fashion details – I have to have a Paul Harvey moment

The REST of the Story.

My night out was not a date with my RL husband in Second Life. It was, in fact, a surprise party for me thrown by Cajsa. She rented a private isle for the party and all of my Second Life friends were there showing me love through a really hard time (RL mostly and a little SL). I learned that night that the people on my friends list weren’t just names of random people I met somewhere along the line, but people who love me and like me and people whose company I treasure even though it’s sometimes sporadic.

It was the best time I’d ever had in Second Life, and the outpouring of true love and friendship that occurred that night truly made me feel so much better in both worlds.  If you’d like to see what it looks like when all your friends show up to say they love you, here are the pictures from flickr.

 How to Dress For Your Surprise Party (also known as Fashion Details)

  • Skin – Raspberry from Peppermint Blue
  • Shape – 190 cm from Peppermint Blue
  • Eyes – Purple Rain from FNKY
  • Hair – 0 Style – Pompadour in Blonde
  • Gown – DeGroot – Eclectic in Teal

Shoes – Digit Darkes – Elphaba

Earrings and Necklace – Contessa from Degroot

4 thoughts on “Date Night – That's What Friends Are For

  1. Sansarya Caligari

    I keep trying to find Peppermint Blue and that skin, and I still haven’t got to the right place. Do you have a slurl or a landmark? Is it still available? Thanks for the help 🙂

  2. Gidge Uriza Post author

    I am not sure that Alice ALWAYS has her “assistance packs” out – I think she does them on an event basis. I will check with her and post the info.

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