Wednesday, January 30, 2008


What a day. I don't plan on going to any more stores unless it's a reeeeeeeeally great gift now. I've been stepped on, pushed around, banged into, stuck in stores, forced to restart several times... But it was loads of fun and I got well over 100 gifts. The only things I didn't care for were the free boots from the store that would not rez, and the skins from Minnu. Yes, I said it. I don't care for Minnu skins. :-p With my shape, they never look right on me, and the one I got today makes me look mean. What's funny is that I know I don't care for them, and I still put up with this to get them.

Glam World

It was pretty bad. lol Plus I kept getting a message saying I didn't have enough money. For a freebie. Not sure what that was about since I'm pretty sure I have enough for something that costs nothing. :)

One thing I noticed today, and it made me a bit sad, is that a few of the designers seemed to not want to give gifts and did it because others were. You know, if you don't want to give anything or it's going to leave you destitute, then don't do it.

The biggest "What the hell?" move of the day came from Tami McCoy, who worded her notice so that people figured that they only had 10 minutes to get free hair. Heck, that may have been what she meant. She said that the fastest TP got free hair. So, not even a minute after her notice...

Dixie - Tami McCoy's Hair

No one could move, no one could tp out, and definitely no one could be bothered to go hunting for free hair. I ended up having to crash my viewer just to get out of there. From what I heard as I was at some other stores, I wasn't the only one.

And certainly, that's the prerogative of the seller to put a time limit or make something limited edition. However, Honey had said that just to give everyone a chance, to leave the sales for 24 hours and not limit how many of one item they're giving. Certainly it's not going to do anything if 10 people or 100 people have the same of a free gift, right?

I really did enjoy today, though, and I have SO much good stuff now! Big big big thanks to the fabulous designers who give so much, not only today but all the time. And big thanks to the crazy members of Fashion Consolidated for being so cool because seriously, this could have been a huge grief-fest. go through all my stuff!



Andria Meredith said...

Hee hee, I'm totally pooped! And I know what you mean about the masses-- the Minnu sim literally died about 1 minute after they announced their freebie, which was why they started herding us over to pick it up at Maitreya. (and yes, the eyes on the skin are a
And I think I did see you about a few times, dear. *waves*

Alicia Chenaux said...

Hi Andria! It was so hard to keep track of everyone I saw today, but I guess it helped that we all seemed to go in a group. :)

I'm not sure exactly what's the deal with the Minnu skin. The eyes are sharp and it makes my cheekbones very ... super thin supermodel. I'm sure it works beautifully with some shapes, just not mine. LOL

Andria Meredith said...

Ah,I guess that's how it is with most skins. I know the lovely Mellie skins from Blowpop look horrid on me.

Anyway, have fun opening all those boxes, and best of luck getting your inventory organized again!! I know mine's going to be a task. =]

Anonymous said...

hi! I 've been following your blog for awhile.

I got about 1/3 of the stuff that was offered, there were a couple of places that once you tp'd in there was no way to move it was just one person stacking on top of others. There was so much lag and nothing would rez so I just decided to give it up.

I did get some nice things. I think SL was having problems because I was over at Deviant Kitties to pick up the demo of their latest hair and I couldn't. I kept getting the error about no money or stale transaction

CeNedra said...

I notice from your pictures and my own travels that alot of people forgot the tricks of these types of sales or events... remove huds such as AO's (not just turn off), and remove as many attachments or prims as you can.

Does it really matter how you look when at a sale or hunt? You end up grey or ruthed anyway.

None the less it was super fun and can't thank all the designers enough and big thanks to Fashion Consolidated.

Alicia Chenaux said...

Andria - I think most things I'll open and they'll stay in my "FashCon FreeDay" folder. lol It was the only way I knew to keep everything together!

Anon - Thanks for reading! And yes, the lag yesterday was TERRIBLE! I really wish that all the designers had just put the items in a box and sent them through the group. It just seems like that would have been the easiest way, since I don't think many people stuck around to shop.

Cen - Oh I know. I looked around a few times and people were showing up with 10 body lights and 20 scripted attachments on their avatars. The best thing any of us could have done is just go full naked and bald. LOL

Andria Meredith said...

Well said, Cenedra!! I think the only thing I didn't take off was my hair. I forget about it a lot.

Oh, and one place I went in a large skirt, after I thought I was done for the day. Oops.

Honey Fairweather said...

Thanks for the lovely write up and I'm glad you all enjoyed FashCon FreeDay! I had no clue if anyone would join in.. thanks everyone who participated and FashCon je t'aime :)