The Arcade: March 2013

Finally, the new round of the Arcade has arrived and I am super excited to be invited to blog for the event this time! Don’t know what a gacha is? Well, it is all about betting against the odds. Pay a vendor to receive a random item from those available, then either keep playing to get what you want, or wait around and trade with others to possibly get the whole set!

For those who’ve never been to the previous Arcade Gacha Events, it is definitely worth at least one visit! When you arrive at the Country Club sim, you’ll find yourself at a sunny dockside where you’re greeted by the smell of popcorn, carnival music, the jingle of coins and silly old Archie Gachum, reminding us all to have fun.

Once inside, there is a wide array of gacha machines set up throughout. Each vendor offers their wares for prices ranging for as little as 25L up to 100L in price. Play one or play ’em all, then don’t forget to join the Arcade Group to get in on the trading!

This month, so many fantastic new gachas have been released from returning designers and ones that are new to the Arcade. For a full list of the creators and a listing of everything that is available at the event, be sure to check out the Arcade Shopping Guide.

When you’re finished playing the gachas, feel free to check out what the rest of the Arcade sponsors have created for us to enjoy. Souvenirs, a carousel and lots of fun arcade style games are set up for us to enjoy and help support the event.

My Outfit:

Belleza – Ava (sunkissed)

Truth Hair – Video Games (mesh) (light ginger RARE) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

*BOOM* – Sailor Cap

Maitreya – Mesh Pencil Skirt Lth2 (mesh) (navy)

Paper Doll – Bow Bandeau (mesh) (nautical RARE) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

SLink – Mesh Hands (bag r & elegant l) (mesh)

Milk Motion – Mini Leather Suitcase Bag (mesh) (navy RARE) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

Hucci – Lavan Wedge (mesh) (lemon) NEW RELEASE @ The Arcade

[NSD] – Anchor Ring

Storin – Kit Nautical Bangles (blue/gold)

FineSmith – Pearl Choker (red)

Poses from Diesel Works

Location @ Ymer Yacht Club

Neo-Noir

I finally stopped by the new Cinema event yesterday and wow, was I impressed! The Hottie Cooteratti Experience, the designers and all of those involved truly outdid themselves. Even though it took me the better part of three hours to browse almost every store, I loved walking through each themed theater.

Film Noir was a big hit for me and though I found a lot of great items from so many different designers, I was immediately hooked when I saw this peplum inspired dress from Perception, which is, admittedly, a label I haven’t come across before. I really like the design of the dress and the pointed bustier and mullet style peplum really make for a very unique piece

Right away I knew I wanted to do a vintage black and white inspired post, so I rezzed out the new pose prop that I picked up from Exposeur, who also had some fantastic creations for this event.

Be sure to check out over 80 top SL designers at the Cinema before the doors close!

My Outfit –

Perception – Bustier Dress (mesh) (black) (Film Noir @ the Cinema)

Truth – Soleil w/ Roots (mesh) (cherry)

SLink – Womens Medium Heigh Barefeet (mesh) & Vintage 2-Strap Pumps (mesh) (black) & Mesh Hands (relax L and relax R)

NSD – McQueen Ring

Magic Nook – Golden Life Sunglasses (mesh) (classic)

Stargazer – Dream Catcher Earrings (black)

Exposeur – Shadow Box: The Dressing Room