Sasy Scarborough is familiar to nearly everyone involved in fashion in Second Life®. She worked for years as a customer service representative for many of the biggest brands in SL. She is also one of the “old guard” bloggers with her Sasypants blog. Her experience has made her a role model for many other bloggers. As lead organizer for Hair Fair, she is the heart, soul, lungs and lifeblood of that event. She also runs a shopping sim called The Deck and a bi-monthy shopping event called My Attic. In addition, she has her own business selling her Slink applicator items, primarily nails as well as a pose/pose set business with Whimsy Winx. And with all that, she still has time to have fun and socialize and make the most of her Second Life.
Say Scarborough with a W. Winx and Flair pose set they made.
It’s Only Fashion: What was your first day in Second Life like? What made you stick it out through the learning curve?
Sasy Scarborough: My first day in Second Life was amazing, I was taken in hand by a friend who introduced me to it, and he had four girls waiting at the gate with him. They took me to all the free places like Free Dove, and Pazazz Hair and thirty minutes later I was denoobed.
They then took me to Transylvania, the sim that was just incredible back then, and we danced, which was the main reason I wanted to join Second Life, because I had seen him salsa on shared screen. There was a huge market event on at Transylvania that weekend, and I complimented a vendor on her items, and she whisked me away and got me to model for her for a goth school girl outfit…she then gave me the outfit and years later I was still on her wall in her store.
I found Second Life just full of possibilities so learning everything was worth it. Continue reading →
I have been without my computer too long now. I fell asleep while reading this morning and dreamed I walked into a real-life store staffed with some of the Style St✰rs of Second Life walking around in the flesh, talking up fashion and trying to style me up to the minute.
First there was Sasy Scarborough who kept posing while I was talking to her, bending over and stroking her leg and reminding me that clean lines and smooth skin were the ultimate fashion essential. I was flummoxed and kept naming skin brands, “So should I get Lelutka, Glam Affair, Belleza, PXL, Adam n Eve? What are you saying?”
She just shook her head in disappointment. The thing is you never want to disappoint Sasy. After all, she’s the standard bearer of fashion bloggers and even though she’s just the tiniest bit bossy (Surely that is why she came embodied as Angelina Jolie) it’s always for your own good.
So of course, I was sad that I was so disappointing, but after I woke up I realized that she was telling me to wear SLink’s hands and feet with appliers for smooth skin and of course her own brand of FLAIR manicures and pedicures that come in nearly 100 versions. Sometimes I am not the brightest person while I sleep.
There’s been an absence in my Second Life® and in the lives of many others for the past two months. A dear friend, Squinternet Larnia of Donna Flora, has been struggling with illness. She is now out of hospital and working hard to recover and find the strength to keep fighting for her health.
I remember when I was sick last year how she would IM me all the time to ask after my health and share her hope and concern for me. There were times when I felt really low and the love and friendship I found in Second Life lifted my spirit and gave me strength. I hope those of us whose Second Lives have been touched by her art, her imagination and her work as well as those who have come to know her kind and gentle spirit can do the same for her.
Let us send her messages of love, encouragement and support to lift her spirit and give her strength so that she comes back to us soon with renewed strength and good health.
And to that end, many of us have joined together in a project to highlight the fabulous Donna Flora (Marketplace) designs that have beautified our world from A to Z. Over the next week, there will be many more posts added to this abecedarian list highlighting her amazing work. The original plan was to post them all on one day, but so many people wanted to participate, it became clear that it made more sense to spread them out over a week and I am sure more will want to join. This post will stay sticky for the next week so you can find it easily until the project is completed.
A second person who deserves recognition for multiple contributions to the community is Sasy Scarborough. Sasy is a friend, though we are not inner circle – hang around together all the time friends. Nonetheless, we are good enough friends that she can kick my ass when I am wrong about something and I can go to her for advice. That’s not why I am highlighting her though – that’s personal and my focus in this challenge is to highlight those who contribution to the community. Sasy is an obvious choice.
Her blog is full of tips and advice and lots of tutorials – even video tutorials. Yay! She also models a positive way of blogging about fashion that is enthusiastic, honest and kind. She involves herself in community events – volunteering uncounted hours for fundraisers. Organizing huge events like hair and skin expos and the like is not only daunting, it requires an almost superhuman ability to let criticism roll off your back. It’s impossible to satisfy everyone – so criticism is part of the job – and yet, she keeps volunteering.
She makes things happen. One recent example, I suggested there should be a vaudeville/burlesque party to celebrate the Designers United Vaudeville event. It was one of those “wish someone else would do this” ideas, but Sasy made it happen and kicked me in the pants to do it, so to speak. A very soft, gentle kick. She also redecorated the venue, along with her friends, and made it into a huge production – something that was just so fun and successful. She’s one of the Do-ers of Life.