Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Winter Holidays Hunt 2010 Has Begun!

A New Winter Hunt has begun at MIA Island.  There are 40 Candy Canes hidden all over the Island.  Find all 40, and find some fun fashions and more.  You'll also find holiday fashions for every festivity on the 4th floor at Chez GiGi.  Check it out!  You'll find some presents under the tree, too.


Monday, June 28, 2010

Wow! What a sale we had yesterday!

Yesterday marked then end of our first 24-hour 10 Linden Sale at MIA Island.  It was in the Kitty Box store, with all the Neko clothes and tails and ears - and even the Zip boots - going for 10 lindens for a day.  We sold nearly 200 items during the sale and gave away untold numbers of tails.  Now there is no reason for anyone to appear on the grid without being Nekolicious!  Notices went out to the West World group, to MIA Island, and to the Events postings on http://www.secondlife.com

The summer hunt is ongoing, and of course MIA Island [West World] is home to great goth gear, PixelDolls clothing like you wouldn't believe, Chez GiGi, Alanis, "Big Chief, Cowgirls, & Cowboy Way", Tom Boy, The Cat's Pajamas, A Wild Hair (where you'll find the best female hair and male hair selections), & THE BEST FREE STORE IN SECOND LIFE!  BTW, that picture is an outfit I'm working on for the lucky chairs.  Did I mention we have LOADS of lucky chairs and Midnight Mania!  Many of the Midnight Mania boards are in A Wild Hair on Hairtopia--which is right next to MIA Island.  We had to add an island when we ran out of room for more hair!

The Kendall Love Set above is one of the super cute & Nekolicious outfits that you'll find in the Kitty Box Store at MIA Island [West World.}

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New Items in PixelDolls & A Wild Hair & Don't forget the Summer Hunt!

There are new items this week in the PixelDolls Outlet Depot.  The Margerite Collection is a mix of black and white basics every Pixel Dolly will love.  See the pictures on my PixelDolls Outlet blog: http://pixeldollsmia.blogspot.com/

Lots of cute new hairstyles this week at A Wild Hair (the main store is at the junction between MIA Island & Hairtopia.) http://slurl.com/secondlife/Hairtopia/245/196/24  I'm wearing one of the new styles in the pictures of the Margerite collection.

The Summer Hunt is continuing--be sure to join in and find all 50 prize filled roses.  Here's a SLURL to get you to the MIA Island Landing point--check out the lucky chairs while you're visiting--there are some great prizes, and sometimes Burnfingers puts out a lucky chair that gives out Lindens. http://slurl.com/secondlife/MIA/169/51/23

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Summer Hunt Continues--New Outfits at PixelDolls--New Hair, too--and more!

The summer hunt for roses continues at MIA Island.  This weekend we had the second of our money chair events, and lots of MIA West World Members were in attendance.  During the event, Burfingers put out 7 lucky chairs with lindens in them, instead of merchandise.  5,000 Lindens were given away in one hour, and everyone had a great time.  Watch your group notices for future money chair events.  If you're not a member yet, just click on one of the join West World boards on the MIA Island sim, or send an IM to Burnfingers Tenk, Alanis Ryba, or Gisele Grizot.

There are 4 new items at the PixelDolls Outlet Depot--you can read more about them on the PixelDolls Outlet page--http://miapixeldollsoutlet.blogspot.com/2010/06/new-for-summer-at-pixeldolls-outlet.html
but here's a picture & a SLURL:http://slurl.com/secondlife/MIA/208/51/23

Alanis has lots of new items in Gothic Rose and at the Alanis main store--stop in to take a look. Here's a sample of one of her latest items:http://slurl.com/secondlife/MIA/147/96/23

There's new stuff at Chez GiGi main store, too--Stop in to take a look.  Here's the latest thing to be added:

Here's a SLURL to the main landing point at MIA Island--don't forget--A Wild Hair is right next door on Hairtopia--where you'll find an amazing range of great hairstyles and gorgeous skin.  That's a sample of the new Wheat skin and Electra hair in the Natasha Silvershine picture.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Want a Frame on That Prim? Here's How.

Have you been wondering how to frame your pictures in SL?  Here's a simple frame script you can use to make a frame out of a prim.  You can use any texture for the frame edges, and stick your picture on the front.  I'll go through it step by step.  First, here's the script:


llSetPrimitiveParams([PRIM_SIZE, <2.0
llSetPrimitiveParams([PRIM_TYPE, PRIM_TYPE_BOX, 0, <0.0,1.0,0.0>, 0.0, <0.0,0.0,0.0>, <0.9,0.9,0.0>, <0.0,0.0,0.0>]);
//llSetPrimitiveParams([PRIM_ROTATION, <90, 0, 0, 1>]);
//llSetColor(<0,0,0>, ALL_SIDES);
//llSetColor(<1,1,1>, 0);

That script will turn any prim into a 2 meter by 3 meter prim with a beveled edge if you drag or drop it into any blank prim.

Here's how to use it:

Create a prim, right click on it, and pick edit
Notice the two blue buttons just above the middle of the edit box?  The one on the left says New Script.  Click on it to make a new script.  You'll see a message that says "Hello Avatar" on your screen, and a script will appear in the edit box.

Use your mouse to cover the default script and paste in the one I provided above instead.  You'll be replacing the script that says "Hello Avatar" with the script that makes your prim into a frame.  Your prim should now look like a 2m x 3m prim with beveled edges.  Inside will be a script, which you should rename.  Right click on the script and choose Rename, then type in the name you want--I called mine Frame Script.  You won't want to leave your script in the prim after it has done its work, so drag it into your inventory to save it, and then delete it from the prim.

Now you are ready to texture your frame and add a picture to the front.  Choose a texture from your inventory.  If you don't have any textures you've picked up from a freebie store or purchased, you have some in your Library (the stuff we all come into Second Life having in our inventories.)  I'm using the Brazilian Rosewood texture from the Library here.

Click on the Texture tab on your prim's Edit box and drag the texture from your inventory to the box on the left (it says texture under it.)

Now you have a wood texture on all of the sides of the prim.  You could use any texture.  I like to use a shiny metal texture that is freely available in SL.  The next step is to get the picture from your inventory and put it on the front of the prim.  Search for the picture you want in your inventory, and once you find it, drag it onto the surface of the frame prim.

As you can see, my picture is sideways, but I can easily turn the prim.  If I want the frame to be a different size, I can do that, too.  To resize, click on the Object tab on your prim's edit box.

You can change the size of your prim by changing the numbers in the size section in the Object tab.  Alternately, if you hold down Ctrl and Shift, you can use your mouse to drag the prim out to the size you want.  While you are in the Object Tab, you can also straighten your prim out, so it will hang on the wall straight.  In the area labeled Rotation, make sure all of the numbers are a multiple of 90 (0, 90, 180, 270, or 360.)  I made my prim 3m x 3m and straightened it up, here.

As a finishing touch, you can go back to the texture tab, and turn on Full Bright.  You will probably also want to give your prim a name, so that it won't be in your inventory as "Object"--which will make it pretty hard to find :)

I called mine My Picture Frame--now you can set the permissions on your picture--in case you want to give it to someone.

Notice that on the bottom of the Edit Box, there are 3 checkboxes.  It says Nex owner can: Modify, Copy, Resell/GiveAway.  If you want to give your picture to someone, and also want them to be able to use it to make their own picture fram, you will want to set it to allow Copy and Modify.  If you want them to be able to share it with friends, you will want to set it to be transferrable (Resell/GiveAway).  If you don't want it to be given or changed, you can click only on Copy, leaving Modify and Resell/Give Away blank.

Remember that script you dragged into your inventory at the start?  You can use it from now on to make frames out of any prim you make or have modify rights for.  Just drag it into the contents of the prim (or even onto the prim itself.) Be sure to remove it every time you use it, so that you don't have unnecessary scripts left hanging out to cause lag. That's it--I hope you found this useful.

Keywords: How To Make A Frame, Second Life, Frame Prim, How To Texture Prim, How To Bevel Edges

New Hair that is Really Cute & Different & New Dresses & More @ PixelDolls

A really cute new hairstyle has come in at A Wild Hair, and it is really different from anything I've had on offer before.  It's not really curly and not really straight, instead falling to shoulder length in soft waves.  Beth comes in 9 colors: brown, blonde, red, black, black night, coral, dark brown, light blonde, and white with touch color change.  A picture of Beth hairstyle in brown (and me in the new PixelDolls dress, Madeline, is below.)
Madeline comes in 5 colors, and is available as a dress, highwaisted skirt, corset, and top.  The colors are white, pink, violet, blue, and teal.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tips for Getting Around in Second Life

Renaming Landmarks

Recently someone visiting the Free Store at MIA Island asked Alanis how they could get back to a certain spot more easily.  They had taken a lot of landmarks while visiting various areas of MIA, but they couldn't remember which one went where.  It turned out that they did not realize you can rename your landmarks, so I will go over the basics here.

When you are visiting a place in Second Life, and you want to get back to that place--here's how.

Click on the World tab at the top of your screen, and choose Create Landmark Here.

In your inventory Recent tab--look for Landmarks.  Find your most recent landmark, and right click on it, then choose Rename.  Type in a name that will describe that spot for you, such as "5th Floor Free Store MIA Island".  When you want to return, without starting at the bottom, just use your landmark.  Some places have their landmarks set so that you always land in the same place. That makes it so your landmark will take you to the common landing point for that sim (or island or smaller piece of land.) When that happens, you can still use your landmark to get where you want to go, you just have to land at the common landing point first, and then click on your landmark again.  That will take you to your saved spot.

But, what if you want to put a place in your "Picks", so you don't have to find the landmark in your inventory?

Here's how to put a place in your picks.  When you are visiting a place that you want to return to often (or just easily), you can put it in your picks.  Putting a place in your picks is also a nice way to show your appreciation to a favorite spot, and lets your friends and acquaintances know about cool places to visit.  So, when you are in a spot you want to put in your picks, just click on yourself, choose "Profile", then choose  "Picks", and then "New".  Now you can easily return to a favorite spot without searching through your inventory or even waiting for it to load.  You can edit your picks, too, so you can add in a picture of yourself and your sweetie visiting that favorite spot, if you want to--or rename it to make it customized to you.

Here's a link to a video on editing profile picks:

Alanis says be sure to tell everyone they should always be at MIA Island when they make a Profile Pick--otherwise there could be smoke! LOL!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Another Day, Another Hairstyle--& New Dresses at the PixelDolls Outlet, too!

I love this new Iara hair--it's just so fresh.  It makes me think of summerfests and outdoor music.  When the new dresses came in for the PixelDolls Outlet Depot--they just went together like Summer and Sunshine.
Here's a closer look at the Iara Hair--It comes in 9 colors.

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Hair @ A Wild Hair & New Outfits at Chez GiGi

Spring is in the air, and some hot & cute new outfits have arrived a Chez GiGi for the warm weather.  Veronica comes in 5 colors: green, blue, grey, brown, & pink.  It's really cute, with stripes & suspenders & plenty of skimpy :)

Annie also comes in 5 colors, but more in the pastel ranges: cream, green, blue, pink, & lilac.  Lovely lace trim makes it extra special.

Take a look at the hair I am wearing in the pictures of Annie--That's the latest style in A Wild Hair, called Zahara, and available in 9 colors.  Majestic went out as a freebie to the A Wild Hair update group today.  Be sure to stop in and touch one of the Subscribe-O-Matic kiosks to join the update group.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Gorgeous new hairstyles @ A Wild Hair

There are so many gorgeous new hairstyles at A Wild Hair, I can't even show you all of them here.  I'm going to put in a few more pictures over the next few days, but the first one I want to show you is Ambar.
Ambar comes in 8 colors, and is so delightfully flexi and shiny, it just makes everything else look good that you're wearing.  The blonde reminds me a lot of pictures of Marilyn Monroe, and it is so flattering!

Besides Ambar, I've added about 10 new styles since opening the newly expanded A Wild Hair store.  The old building was so crowded, and there was just no place to expand.  So...
I moved another island next to MIA Island, just to put in the new building.  The new island is called Hairtopia--and you know that means it is going to be THE place for great hair in SL.  There is lots of great hair for women, and also a good selection of men's hairstyles.  I have put up a bunch of Midnight Mania boards and some Subscribe-O-Matic membership kiosks, so do come visit & click on both.

I added Subscribe-O-Matic to give A Wild Hair its own group (besides the MIA "West World" group.)  The West World group will continue, and will be the place to find out about hunts and specials and group grifts for MIA Island.  The Subscribe-O-Matic group for A Wild Hair is great, because it doesn't use up one of your llimited SL groups, and it does give me a place to let you know about new hairstyles and to send out special group gifts for the people who are interested in hair, but not necessarily everything else that is going on in the West World group. I'd love to have you join the "A Wild Hair" group--you can certainly belong to both groups if you're interested.  I will not be sending out daily notices to the A Wild Hair group--so don't worry about being buried under group notices.  I do plan to  make it an especially rewarding group for its members--I know how much I like great free trial items, and I'm pretty sure you do, too!

BTW--if you like the dress I'm wearing in the pictures of the Ambar hair, it is in Chez GiGi in 7 colors (this one is silver), and it's called Jacie.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

MIA Island Egg Hunt Begins

MIA Island Egg Hunt Has Begun! 40 Colored Eggs Full of Prizes!

There are 40 colored eggs hidden all over MIA Island. Every egg contains a prize. The hunt has just begun, so you could still be the first one to find them all.

MIA Island is home to: A Wild Hair, Chez GiGi, Alanis, PixelDolls Outlet Depot, Gothic Rose, lots more stores, and THE BEST FREE STORE IN SECOND LIFE!!!

This week we have opened a brand new hair store building on the adjoining island, Hairtopia. Come try out the styles--hundreds of them, many priced at 99 Lindens.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

So Much Hair in "A Wild Hair" I'm running out of space!

Here's a photo of my latest hair, now available at A Wild Hair.  There's another new one coming tomorrow--and I've added 5 others in the last week.  I'm going to be expanding the store soon, so please excuse the crowding, but I hope you'll enjoy the wealth of new hairstyles in gorgeous colors and styles.
Evelina hair comes in black, brown, blonde, red, cocoa, and platinum blonde. I love the way it dips long in the front to frame your face, while the shorter sides and back keep this style from sticking through your body in some poses.

BTW, if you like the dress I'm wearing in the pictures of the Evelina hair above, it's one of the most popular dresses in the PixelDolls Outlet Depot.  Sucre Flexidress in Jade (and only 99 Lindens--wow!)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sweetheart's Hunt @ MIA PixelDolls Island--40 Hearts to Hunt!

Sweetheart's Hunt @ MIA PixelDolls Island--40 Hearts to Hunt!

There are 40 hearts hidden all over MIA. Every heart contains a prize. There are fashions and fun for men and women, so hurry to MIA and start hunting!

MIA PixelDolls Island is home to:

PixelDolls Outlet Depot


A Wild Hair & Skinicity

Chez GiGi

Tears Angel

Big Chief, Cowgirls, & Cowboy Way




Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Final Week of the Winter Holidays Hunt @ MIA

This is the final week of the Winter Holidays Hunt at MIA.  It's so cold outside in the Real World--I'm thinking it's about time for spring at MIA.  When this hunt comes down, I believe the snow is going to leave MIA, too :)

Be sure to stop in at MIA and grab those candy canes while you can.  There are lots of great free items, including a good selection of men's clothing and the usual batch of Burnfingers surprises.  50 canes, only a few days, and plenty of fun and fashion for all.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Winter Holidays Hunt Continues, Lots of Free Holiday Stuff in Free Store

The Winter Holidays Hunt continues at MIA West World through the end of the year--and the end of the year is nigh!  In addition to the Hunt, check out all the holiday stuff Burnfingers has put in the Free Store.  You can even get your own Rudolph to ride.  Finally, check out the holiday clothing in Chez GiGi and PixelDolls Outlet Depot, and the special Winter Holiday hairstyle (at a special price) at A Wild Hair.  There's just something about this time of year that brings out the fun in shopping.  See you there!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Midnight Mania Locations at MIA

Here are the locations of the Midnight Mania Boards at MIA--be sure to stop and and click to win!

A Wild Hair


PixelDolls Outlet Depot

Chez GiGi

Tears Angel


Cat's Pajamas, Lefminer Latex, Etc. Stores

Kitty Box

Some pictures of the prizes follow:

New Holiday Dresses in the PixelDolls Outlet Depot

Here is a sampling of what's new at PixelDolls Outlet Depot--this is the Holly Gown/Dress combo in Blue.  If you like the hair worn in the picture, you can find it at A Wild Hair, also at MIA.  This hairstyle is called Hermione, and it's available in brown, black, blonde, & red.  Each color comes with or without the cute net bow.

The red dress above left, is Noel in red--it comes with both a full and slim skirt.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Midnight Mania at MIA!

Thanksgiving weekend, we installed Midnight Mania boards in several spots at MIA.  Clicking has been brisk on some of the boards, but not enough on others.  It has only just occurred to me, that people don't click on the board when they don't see something they want, but maybe it is good to click on Midnight Mania boards, to give other people a chance at the prize. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

6 New Items in the Lucky Chairs!

There are 6 new items in the lucky chairs, located right outside of the PixelDolls Outlet Depot @ MIA.

The 5 outfits shown here all come with hair, boots, & jewelry, in addition to the clothes.

The 6th outfit has three colors of pants and shirts, and a very cool tooled leather belt.  Come try your luck!

All 6 outfits are also available on the 4th floor of Chez GiGi, for those of you who don't like lucky chairs. :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Winter Holidays Hunt at MIA Has Begun!

There are 50 Candy Canes hidden all over MIA West World.  Every Candy Cane contains a prize.  You will have to be clever to find them all!  Will you be the first person to find all 50?

The Great Halloween Pumpkin Hunt Has Ended

A new hunt is going up tonight.  Burnfingers has been collecting holiday treats and madly stuffing them into candy canes.  Watch for announcement of the new hunt.  It's going to be a doozy!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Great Halloween Pumpkin Hunt Continues & Lots of New Stuff has arrived at MIA West World

Don't forget to visit and join in the Great Halloween Pumpkin Hunt at MIA West World.  The Hunt continues through Halloween.

New Halloween dresses and velvet dresses at the MIA PixelDolls Outlet Depot, new sexy, gothy outfits at Alanis, & new long and curly hair at A Wild Hair are just some of the new things this week at MIA.  Stop in and see.  Here's a sample:

Genevieve is just one of several new long and curly styles now on sale at A Wild Hair.

Alanis has some new items in her store as well, and here are a couple of pictures to tempt you.  Check out Calena & Levanah--Sexy never looked so good!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Skinicity & A Wild Hair -- New Hair, Riley, Cowgirl Hat Hair in 6 Colors

One of the stores at MIA West World is Skinicity & A Wild Hair.  There are lots of great styles and colors of hair for both men & women at A Wild Hair.  New styles arrive weekly, and I am featuring a really cool new style today on the blog.  Riley is long, swingy, shiny, sleek hair in 6 colors with a camo cowboy hat attached.  The cowboy hat feathers goggles and a flask, and looks great with all your western wear, as well as any other casual wear.  The colors are platinum blonde, golden blonde, dark red, midnight black, chocolate brown, & chestnut.  All 6 colors are included for only L199.  Riley hair has a resizer included, too, so you can make it fit, no matter what size your avatar is.  I have a couple of other new styles this week, so take a look around the store to check them out.  You'll also find my new hairstyles on XStreets SL.  Here is the link for Riley:


Click on "View All By This Merchant" to see what else I have listed.  If you sort by "newest first", you'll see several of the hairstyles I have listed.  You are sure to find something you'll love!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

MIA Stores are on XStreets SL, too--check out the Halloween Special.

There are lots of Halloween items at MIA--in the pumpkin hunt, in the Halloween Pirate  Ship, and in the shops.  You can find some of those items on XStreets SL, too.  Currently there is a special pair of Halloween shoes at a special price (29 Lindens) on XStreets, at the following URL: https://www.xstreetsl.com/modules.php?name=Marketplace&file=item&ItemID=1814860

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

7 Hot & Gorgeous New Dresses at the MIA PixelDolls Outlet Depot

Just inside the door on the right, you will find the latest creations from PixelDolls, all at the astounding price of just 99 Lindens Each! Check out the pictures, or come in to see them. If you love PixelDolls, you are gonna love these dresses!

Visit the MIA PixelDolls Outlet Depot here:

Another new dress at PixelDolls Outlet Depot--Wow--8 new PixelDolls dresses in one day!

This one is called Boho Rose. It comes in 9 colors, and you can wear it with jeans, too. It makes a very cool top (see pictures left & below.)

BTW--do you love those boots? They are only 99 Lindens in Alanis' store at MIA--and they come in a TON of colors.
http://slurl.com/secondlife/152/28/23 is the link to Alanis' store.

Join the MIA West World Group to get information about new products, group gifts, & news about hunts. You can join by visiting MIA & clicking on a group joiner sign, or you can send me an email at giselegrizot@gmail.com. I'm planning to start another blog for the PixelDolls store, and set up a Subscribe-o-Matic group for the MIA PixelDolls Outlet & for Chez GiGi. Let me know if you would be interested. You can drop me an IM or notecard inworld, or send me an email. I am loving these new outfits, and I can't wait to see my customers enjoying them, too :)