Kawaii Couture @ Medieval Fantasy Fair 4!

I woke up this morning to an invitation to Medieval Fantasy Fair 4!

I hadn’t planned on doing this event, but graciously accepted after being asked to fill in a spot for a store that fell through.

One thing I really hate is feeling like I am duplicating things…  repeat gifts, too many of the same set ups, etc, making it not nearly as interesting to see. To try and break this up I have put cinnamon roll mouthie gifts and a free trial of dOllYpOp! sOdA! in the original bottle for FREE! But, Fantasy Fair is having a hunt of their own!! This means you can hunt for a brand new, original mesh gift from me, hidden around my Fantasy Fair Store location!!

You’ll find Kawaii Couture @ Medieval Fantasy Fair 4 hErE:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockin/140/231/2005

PLUS!!

Don’t forget about these events going on now!!

Madpea’s Green Mire Hunt II

&

Dollypop’s Mothership Mini Hunt!!

Teleport here to start the hunts/games hErE:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Oasis/179/31/22

Happy Sunday, sweet friends <3

Friday Fun With My Dollypop Mothership Mini Hunt!!

 My store Kawaii Couture is being featured in Madpea’s Green Mire Hunt II in the “believers” path. To show the non-believers, I decided to rig up a device to call the mothership, but there’s just one little problem… I don’t have enough aluminum for the signal!! Grab a game HUD and find the correct 6 pack of soda cans around the sim. Yes, I said the 6 correct because you’ll find 7 cans hidden but one is a total dud that makes you start the signal all over again!! Collect enough aluminum to call the mother ship and get a FREE 6 pack of dOllYpOp! spaceship soda with one holdable + one sippable original mesh dOllYpOp! can!! Grab a HUD, find all 6 correct cans, and your gift will find you!! One can is a dud and will make you start ALL OVER!!

Start the hunt by grabbing a HUD from any Mothership Mini Hunt signs or any Dollypop news sign to see what other events are going on!! Wear your HUD and find the correct 6 cans, touch them in order, and the mothership will send your prize!!

Don’t forget you can still start the Madpea Green Mire II Hunt right from my store!!

PLUS!! You’ll find my new, original mesh, alien abduction ice cream popsicles there, too!!

Use this link to TP Directly to the fun!!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Oasis/175/31/21

Stay Sweet <3

Original Content Snobs

I have to be honest and clear my mind about a few things about SL.

I almost attempted to join SLOCCA and had a big wake up call…

One of the things I have struggled with the most is this elitism surrounding stores in SL. For me, this has always been an expression of my doll art, my sweet world to relax in, but I began to fall into this ego trap myself wanting the sign of “name brand authenticity”on my own store.

As I read the requirements I realized what I was actually signing up for and had to step back as an artist. Last year my artistic heart was broken when I was falsely accused of copyright by a pose shop owner who was running an event. My ego kicked in and I began going off saying, ” All she can do is make poses! I design art and I make a living off of this, but she gets to judge my art why?” Then I realized I was becoming no different than these other elitist shops in SL. Instead, I had to be real and say that because this young girl had no experience with logos herself she has no idea how easy my own logo was to do and make similar to the brand I was mocking. She simply didn’t have the experience. I had to get real and check myself for judging her lack of experience.

What’s really funny about this process is that I don’t technically qualify as an original content creator in SL even though I “hand draw” or create my own original ideas and now mesh, too. Does that mean every sculpt I ever used to build an idea completely fresh, of my own imagination, textured by hand isn’t made originally by me? Does this mean the person who made the sculpted circle for me or maybe the bow that I love from another pack is the actual designer behind my projects? Absolutely not.

So then why is it that even someone who is genuinely fitting into the category of that “original mesh content” or original hand made art doesn’t qualify? For the record, I didn’t apply. I had to stop and think about what I was signing up for and the truth is it’s just a new marketing propaganda to help “name brand” these other artists. Let’s face it, they are all very good at it. Look at how many name brands people will constantly keep at the top while trying to separate themselves in anyway possible. If you ask me it’s just a marketing ploy based off of high school and name brand clothing… fantasy.

For the record, nothing against any of the artist who support or create events or groups like SLOCCA or the super elite groups like Collabor88, etc. It’s a great marketing ploy, however, someone brought up a great point about this in the SL forums speaking about how it can’t be verified… and it can’t. As a consumer of SL, don’t let the marketing blind you.

Why would I dare speak out and write something so public? From a very humble place I sit here typing to you from an Asus laptop that is 2 yrs old and still one of the fastest gaming laptops you can buy, better than most towers, that I paid from with my art. How? A little game called There.com.

Once upon a time there was a girl who had just learned how to make wallpapers for The Sims, began creating custom content for The Sims, who was given a new platform to create on with clothing templates and such from There.com. My products were a household name. When I cashed out of that game for good I made 2k worth of sales, but probably put about $100 back into the economy every month I played actively.

By the time my friends were moving on to SL I moved on to play SWG, met my hubby, and had a baby. Most of those artists are the very creators who opened up the marketplace of products with SL and while there may be a few professionals out there, don’t let anyone fool you into thinking they all have degrees. They just want to feel more validated than you for whatever reason and I have to get this off of my chest because the fake people have got to be pointed at. I hate to think that other baby artists & content creators have been judged by me at times and what I hope is that one of them stumbles upon this post before becoming discouraged.

So let’s talk about some SL truths… Some of the top skin creators aren’t using their own original templates. Who judges this? Many “original mesh” creators are using prim to mesh exporting or even tools that allow them to create shapes in world, export them, reupload them as “original mesh”. Who can prove this? Many event owners make signs using free images they got online and never created themselves. The new thing is buying vectors. How does one know a designer hasn’t done the same? There are many sites like turbosquid where you can buy a model edit it and technically it’s original according to the user agreement.

So here I am an artist who can texture, create mesh, and even make sculpts now  technically not original enough for a seal. All this is is a new way to distance their brands in some upper crust category of original mesh content in SL.

We all have to learn somewhere. I get it, some of you are out there making a penny off SL, I know. I hear some of you are paying for your kid’s lunches this way. I get it. But don’t piss on someone’s parade to shine the spotlight on your own agenda. It’s just not nice.

Maybe I should create my own seal… call it DAMN!!!

I don\’t give a damn. Do you give a fuck?

Don’t allow others to ever determine your worth.

May you always have peace, love, and dollies.

With Creative Love,

Saucey xoxox

SL Hunts & Events From Dollypop!! Cosplay, Sweets, Treats, & Tricks!!

I am signed up for a gazillion fun events and plan to throw some fun of my own this fall!!

Anyone who knows me knows I am completely obsessed with the

art behind any event put on by Madpea Productions so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that their latest event

Green Mire Hunt II has sparked more fun games and treats at my own sim!

Join us Friday, September 19th, 2014

for Dollypop’s Mothership Mini Hunt!!

If you didn’t know, my store Kawaii Couture is being featured in Madpea’s Green Mire Hunt II in the “believers” path. To show the non-believers, I decided to rig up a device to call the mothership, but there’s just one little problem… I don’t have enough aluminum for the signal! Grab a game HUD and find the correct 6 pack of soda cans around the sim. Yes, I said the 6 correct because you’ll find 7 cans hidden but one is a total dud that makes you start the signal all over again! Get the 6 cans in the right order and you’ll win a prize! See the sim on Friday for more prize info!

Annnnd I wouldn’t leave my sweets hanging for Halloween? Afterall, at this point my candy items in SL have continued to spill out of my art closet for so long that it might be time for a 12 step program!! Thankfully we can’t get cavities in SL… unless we want to, so let the candy commence!!

Coming in October 2014:

Dollypop Sweet Revenge: Candy Fair or Foe?!!?

You’ll be hunting for candy, trick or treating, and more with all prizes being all things candy!!

BUT Don’t forget about my absolute favorite event coming up in October:

Cure-Con Cosplay benefitting Relay For Life, Cosplaying for a cure!!

October  12th – 18th

Cure-con is a nerdy/geeky/gamer themed event with a heavy focus on “pink” and breast cancer awareness as well as costuming and cosplay.

And remember… dRiNk mOrE dOllYpOp!! ThE pOp! tHaT kEEpS yOu BuBBlY!!

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/30693?id=30693

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Oasis/184/31/22

Mmmm! Messy Mouthfuls Candy is here!!

Mmm! I love this time of year! It’s officially apple pie season in Michigan which leads my thoughts straight to carmel applies, which leads me straight to CANDY!! Halloween is right around the corner!! I’ve spent an entire year learning mesh and getting all of my goodies ready for this oh so sweet season. We’ll be starting it all off with releases of new treats, a cosplay fair, and so many goodies you could say it’s a regular ole candy parade coming through my sim!! You’ll find fishing treats and candy fair games the entire month of October. There’s no reason to wait until October though… let the candy commence!!

Starting this October you can 7seas fish for cutie coins to spend in my special trick-or-treat store!

You’ll find this special fall color pack in that store!!

COMING SOON!

Get these new releases

ON SALE NOW!!

Tp in world directly to the vendors hErE:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Oasis/149/39/23

Or find them on my MP hErE:

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/30693?id=30693

Stay sweet & Drink more dOllYpOp! sOdA!!

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Dollypop-Soda-Free-Trial-Soda-Bottle-Set/6399138

The A.D.H.D. Continues… and My 60L Secret Sale Starts!!

Happy Friday, sweet friends!!

I’ve been spinning in circles, getting ready for my next adventure!! Between the Green Mire Hunt II and Halloween just around the corner I’ve been busy creating sweet treats! Next weekend I will be hosting a mini hunt game around my sim E.T. style followed by my Halloween celebration at my own sim through the month of October. Join us in October for Dollypop’s Sweet Revenge: Candy Fair Or Foe where you will have to figure out which sweet treats are truly as they seem or if they are evil, setting you back further in the game. You can expect vintage sweet shop treats, Halloween candy, lots of tricks, lots of treats, and my super sweet Halloween candy houses!!

So enough about my silly candy games and on to the sales!!

If I never said this before, Lynn Pooley of My 60L Secret sales group is a truly amazing person!

Her group is not only a weekly sales group, but also has a fully functional web listing of stores, their sales, and more!

Check it out hErE:

http://my60lsecret.blogspot.com/

This week I have 2 sales featured all week!!

Find ALL Alien Abduction Ice Cream Popsicles on sale for 60L

 PLUS!!!!!

All ORIGINAL MESH Dollypop in cans are on sale for 60L

Stay sweet and drink more dOllYpOp! sOdA!!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Oasis/184/31/22

See the other great sales for My 60L Secret hErE:

http://my60lsecret.blogspot.com/

Mmmm! Monday’s lunch: Madpeas & Kawaii Sake!!

Welcome to Kawaii Couture!!

We’re serving up fresh, original mesh!!

Can we start you off with a drink?

How about kawaii sake?

We’re serving it hot, cold, AND in

8 packs to take home and share with friends!!

Original Mesh Kawaii Sake? Excellent choice!

I’ve redone all of my kawaii sake items in mesh and while I was at it, I made an entire party set! You’ll find kawaii sake for all occassions from just needing a single drink yourself, maybe an 8 pack for friends stopping by, or even a set for your next party!! Choose from hot sake or iced sake. The best part is that you will never lose your kawaii sake! Unlike some drinks & food, my items never expire and will always keep you refreshed… and kawaii of course!! All sake items come in kawaii blue, pink, and mint!!

You’ll find these single cups in 3 colors for a kawaii accessory!

Or try the new iced kawaii sake flavors in 3 colors!!

Each of my iced or sipping drinks are always mod/copy for the perfect fit!

Even the mesh straws can be edited to line up jusssst right!!

But, remember they always come with a simple holding version, too!

Are you serving guests??!!

Choose from my serving tray set (7 LI)

or

Stacked cups that serve up to 8 guests kawaii sake (1 prim)

Buy extra with a sake stack pack!!

Now Serving Main Course: Steamy, hot Madpeas!!

Get this gift FREE in Madpea’s Green Mire Hunt II!

Kawaii Couture is on the believer’s path!!

For those unfamiliar with Madpea productions, it’s the premier place to find gaming adventures in SL! On top of that, there’s a collection of some of the most talented and famous artists in SL. When I tell you their hunt is starting I DO NOT mean a hunt to just find an item with a bunch of decoys hidden in impossible places, get a gift, and be gone. Oh, no… Kiana and her team are far more creative than this!! You will find a story, a game, and many effects in SL I bet you’ve never experienced. There’s even a ton of youtube videos from past pea productions!

Madpea’s latest adventure begins with a story of two boys being abducted. Straight from the website it reads: 10 years ago, young boys Tony Lamil and Skip Dares went missing at the Green Mire swamp. A reward is being offered for any information leading to the location and/or safe return of the boys. You can start right from my location to get your game HUD and begin starting TODAY!! To see their official blog post about the story look here: http://madpea.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-green-mire-grand-opening.html

For dessert you can find special

Alien Abduction Ice Cream Popsicle treats right at my main landing!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Oasis/175/26/21

 If there’s anything else we can get you, please do let us know!

 Please feel free to join the Kawaii Couture or Dollypop group for complimentary group gifts!!

 Join [: Kawaii Couture/Dirty Dollies :] for these gifts!

Dollypop Beach Essentials in Kawaii Blue!!

Be My Sweetheart Gift!!

Tea Bag Plushies!!

Join d0llyp0p for FREE and get these gifts:

Get FREE original dOllYpOp! At any soda machine!!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Oasis/154/39/24

Or buy any of these bottled flavors!!

 Prefer your dOllYpOp! sOdA In a mesh can??

These cans are mod/copy, non-rigged original mesh!

You get one holding version and also a sipping version with a straw!!

Remember, we’re putting out freshly baked mesh in

Kawaii Couture & Bakery so check back with the blog for the latest!!

Or see what I’m up to on Flickr hErE:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dollypop_scrapbook/

Join [: Kawaii Couture/Dirty Dollies :] hErE!

Copy/Paste this link in Nearby Chat!!

secondlife:///app/group/c27fa3d9-3c6c-2a2e-b58c-8450d9261b84/about

 Join d0llyp0p hErE:

secondlife:///app/group/a377f440-9445-fa91-74b4-e11abaffe9bf/about

I sure hope you enjoyed your lunch! Please do come back and see me soon <3

Summer Ain’t Over Yet!!

Or at least that’s what I’ve been telling myself while setting up my new sim and packing it full of goodies! I’ve been rebuilding and trying to make new treats while learning and perfecting 3d modeling. I’m having so much fun with it that I have a major case of design A.D.H.D.!! It’s like giving me a box of crayons with a gajillion colors! So, I might be a while…. lol Till then, I have been digging out some cute things, signed on for Madpea’s Greenmire Hunt, and continue to sort out my store. You’ll currently find a sweet shoppe & Dollypop swim shop with goodies new & old PLUS more than 5 freebies for my friends!!

Find this Kawaii Couture & Dirty Dollies Group Gift Through September!!

At each store I have a group vendor!!

Find it in any 3 shops on my new sim!!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Oasis/198/40/26

New & Recently Released Goodies!!

Find Kawaii Mesh Beach Essentials in 9 colors!!

Each set is mod/copy for the perfect fit!

Comes with both holding and straw sipping original mesh Dollypop Soda!!

All Animations are original, too!!

Find Mesh Dollypop Soda in 10 Colors!

My brand new 100% Original Mesh Dollypop Soda is here!

Soon, these will be recyclable for a super fun game at my sim!!

Remember Push Up Pops!!??

Enjoy 7 flavors that are trans so you can share with your friends!!

Find 5 varieties including 2 new sets!!

nEw Vulgar Push Up Pops!!

Hold the treat then touch it to activate the animated prim to see the push up pop up and down,

exposing it’s super funny vulgar message on the side and play peek-a-boo with your friends!!!

Or try the softer Om! Nom! Version!!

These cuties are animated by a simple in world touch, too!!

Find these classic sets in my sweet shoppe!!

You get 7 transferable treats in 3 styles!

These come with an original holding pose!

Ice Cream Peek-a-boo Pints are FINALLY HERE!!

What do I mean finally? Heh, well, these little cuties were one of the first things I ever made in my sweet shoppe build a few years ago. Numerous times I’ve had to package them up to sell on the spot to customers coming through my store. At one point I put these in a gacha machine, but I don’t think people realized how much the items in that machine did and sadly it wasn’t very successful. Instead, I have brought them out and made packs for my friends that include a reg sized pint, half pint, and BONUS ice cream cone in each pack! Simply drop the poppers in world and touch to animate them. They will play peek-a-boo with you and your friends!! See my own super giant sized in world, but these ones are avatar sized that would fit in your play kitchen.

Find Peek-a-boo Pints in 3 colors, all copy

so you never lose them to a server derrrrp!!

Choose from purple…

Blue…

Or Pink!!

But remember… you have to find all of this in my sweet shoppe! The main shop is under construction!! Please visit my new sweet shoppe!! There’s plenty of goodies, including dOllYpOp! treats!! You know… The pOp! That keeps you bubbly!! Stay sweet <3

Teleport Directly To The Dollypop Swim Shoppe Here:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Oasis/222/32/22

Teleport Directly To The Sweet Shoppe Here:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Oasis/198/50/27

Find my main store under major construction here:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Oasis/149/31/23

Coming soon… new original mesh items including clothing, sweet treats, buildings, and homes!!

Cupcake Carnival Update!

Thank you so much for joining us for the first ever

Cupcake Carnival Hunt & Games brought to you by dOllYpOp! sOdA!

We’ve had a few bumps, but with every change something new has bloomed!

We have 16 stores in our Cupcake Carnival Hunt!!

We have a temporary bump @ Earth’s so if you finish before we have fixed this,

please IM me in store and I can TP you to me to verify your HUD and temporarily re-route you!!

I have been so busy playing hostess that I haven’t had a chance to roll out all of the games in the sim wide cupcake carnival on Dollypop Adventure Island. When you finish the hunt you will be given the HUD for the Sucker Tag game & have a chance to take a ride on the dOllYpOp! slide ride sponsored by Juicy Cute Gum!

More games, weekly events, and even a carnival prize store will be coming this weekend!

Enjoy the hunt & remember to

dRiNk mOrE dOllYpOp! sOdA!!

To start the hunt:

Stop in any store participating for a hunt HUD!

Start your journey in the welcome center @ Dollypop Adventure Island Here:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dollypop%20Adventure%20Island/151/109/23

Get your FREE Dollypop Adventure Island Tour HUD here:

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/dOllYpOp-Sim-Tour-HUD-WEAR-ME-V6114/5949898

Thank you so much to the kawaii designers on our hunt team!

You make my world a sweeter place <3

Official Cupcake Carnival Grid Wide Hunt Participants!!

!Chop Shop!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Death%20Row/241/136/21

*Wishful Thinking*

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Osmanli%20Imparatorlugu/53/79/21

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷƓƠƊƊЄƧƧ ƇƠƲƬƲƦЄƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cannon/240/93/70

[Earth's]

(ALL FIXED!)

 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Grassy Island/44/182/828

Absentia

(Find Absentia On Dollypop Adventure Island, too!!)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Upadhyaya/83/169/97

Porcelain Decay

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mazzive%20Heights/186/60/1962

~Kittys Blanket~

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ocean%20View/176/19/22

^Wicked Sin Creations^

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Eldritch/103/224/49

Sweet Thing

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MudHoney/176/98/24

QT Pie

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fortinbras/101/112/2729

Rook

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Upadhyaya/114/163/96

Fuck in The City Creations

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Prestige/51/154/22

Shanti Bohemian

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Anders%20Port/206/188/3913

Dahllywood

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ArtisticA/131/249/2697

B-Dazzled

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Royal%20Oaks/108/63/2000

Sweet Intoxication

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dollypop%20Adventure%20Island/75/216/26

It’s getting hot in herrrrrrrrre! Get ready for the cupcake carnival hunt!!

The entire month of June is going to bring sweet fun and games to Dollypop Adventure Island! First, use the hunt HUD & visit every cupcake carnival hunt location. Once you find all of the cupcakes you can come back to the Dollypop sim and start the carnival games!!

During the first two weeks of the carnival you’ll be able to play for prizes on The Dollypop Slide Ride, Sucker Tag, a sim wide cupcake hunt, and silly camping fun all over the sim! Play these games to collect tickets and special trinkets to get super rare prizes from Kawaii Couture & Kawaii Bakery in the carnival prize center, brought to you by dOllYpOp! soDa! You’ll find even more chances for goodies throughout the entire month with weekly sim events. But, I can’t give you all of the details or it might spoil the fun so join us June 1st, 2014 for The Cupcake Carnival!!

….And now for what we’ve all wanted to know….

Official Cupcake Carnival Grid Wide Hunt Participants!!

!Chop Shop!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Death%20Row/241/136/21

*Wishful Thinking*

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Osmanli%20Imparatorlugu/53/79/21

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷƓƠƊƊЄƧƧ ƇƠƲƬƲƦЄƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cannon/240/93/70

[Earth's]

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Grassy%20Island/29/223/813

Absentia

(Find Absentia On Dollypop Adventure Island, too!!)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Upadhyaya/83/169/97

Porcelain Decay

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mazzive%20Heights/186/60/1962

~Kittys Blanket~

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pawprint%20Paradise/135/62/3302

^Wicked Sin Creations^

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Eldritch/103/224/49

Sweet Thing

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MudHoney/176/98/24

QT Pie

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fortinbras/101/112/2729

Rook

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Upadhyaya/114/163/96

Fuck in The City Creations

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Prestige/51/154/22

B-Dazzled

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shooting%20Star/82/99/1502

Shanti Bohemian

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Anders%20Port/206/188/3913

Dahllywood

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ArtisticA/131/249/2697

Sweet Intoxication

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dollypop%20Adventure%20Island/75/216/26

And your final stop will be @ Dollypop Adventure Island

where you’ll find an entire prize center filled with goodies from Kawaii Couture & Kawaii Bakery!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dollypop%20Adventure%20Island/157/186/28

Stay tuned for more attractions @ Dollypop Adventure Island!

Coming in the second phase of the cupcake carnival….

Whack-A-Popper ice cream game slots game, an interactive
baking challenge where you can create your own treats to take home AND earn prizes, Dollypop 7seas fishing for tickets, and new prizes in the cupcake carnival prize center to keep the goodies fresh!