Sorry for the late update everyone. Last week was a fall festival in the town I live, a few relatives from out of town came to visit, and it was my Alma Mater's homecoming weekend! Lots of activities last weekend, and not enough time to get much done. And the funny thing is everything opened last week. Mystic Realms Faire, Collabor88, Season's Story, I believe the Theme Park opened, the Liaison Collaborative opened earlier this week as well Genre. Everything opened at once it feels like. So, let's get talking about the awesomeness that is the Mystic Realms Faire.
|Outfit: Zaara Chandi @Mystic Realms Faire; Hair: Truth Neria @Mystic Realms Faire; Skin: Unique Megastore Ethnic India|
As you are all aware, I am in love with Zaara Kohime's designs. She uses such beautiful, simple designs with such bold colors, and the best part of some of her outfits and patterns is they have an Indian twist or flare. So, when I found out she was contributing to the Mystic Realms Faire I thought I was going to go crazy from excitement. She came out with a completely mesh Sari called Chandni. And it is RAVISHING! I have not bought a fatpack before of an outfit; this was the first time...and I love it. Absolutely love, love, LOVE! I could not pick a color to buy, usually I buy reds, pinks, whites, and blues...but this one, I liked the purple, the black, the green. It made sense buying the fatpack, which is cheaper to buy right now than buying all the outfits of course...being a fatpack. Zaara has mentioned the Chandni outfits have a bit of a discount on them since they are at the faire and once they are put up at her mainstore, she is going to increase the price. This means you should buy them now, buy what colors you want, or do what I did and buy the fatpack (around 3,500$L for the fatpack, individual is around 550$L). There are nine colors. All gorgeous...I keep saying that.......I need to stop....I can't, I am in love with them. Hurry to the faire now to grab it.
The Mystic Realms Faire covers two sims, which are done really well. Finding the stores and walking around is kind of....an adventure. The layout is very picturesque, but it is kind of difficult to shop and navigate, at least it was when I first went when it opened and was laggy and filled to the prim with people (eh, see what I did there! Nudge nudge). I was able to go to Zaara first, then Alchemy has some dire wolf familiars for sale, so I bought one. I explored as much as I could on the first sim, and on the second sim I got two new Truth hairs (also amazing and long and curly and perfect) and some other outfits. When I went back on Wednesday to do a more thorough look through, it was much easier to navigate after I have been there once, and thankfully it wasn't as crowded (still lots of people, but I wasn't denied via teleport a gillion times due to the sim being at max capacity). Link to the Mystic Realms Faire is at the bottom of the blog, check it out before it closes at the end of the month.
(Quick tip: What I like to do is research who is going to be at an event or what is going to be there via the Seraphim blog. When I get to the event I do an area search with the beacons showing and the items are then highlighted. I did this at Mystic Realms Faire and I do this at other big crowded events. It makes things easier to find when I know what I want. But that is the thing, you have to KNOW who or what is there in order to do an area search. Also you have to wait for everything to load in order for the search to go through the whole area. But 1 hour searching through a crowded laggy sim and not finding an item/designer, or 1 minute doing an area search and find right where the item/designer is--What are you going to do?)
I was surprised to see Season's Story open up last week as well, and I immediately left the Mystic Realms Faire to Season's Story and checked it out. I am not quite sure what the theme is...there are train tracks and box cars, and it looks very scenic and a few of the vendors have a few Japanese elements. I really like Junbug, and she has a new dress and vest at Season's story. It dress's colors are not fall colors at all; the colors are bright, light pink, light blue, light green, and an ivory. There are two vests, one floral (also bright colors) and one white plaid. I bought the floral vest and two of the dresses, the blue and the ivory. The dress is knee length, kind of "puffy" at the bottom and tight at the top, with a small turtle neck. It reminds me of a cheerier Lolita dress. I like it a lot. The blue dress does not really go with the floral vest (I think the white plaid would be better, but I had my twin Earth pick the combo and she said it looked fine), I think I just need to work on accessories for it, and then it will mesh better. But the ivory with the floral combo is perfect.
Also, it is Season's Story first birthday and a lot of the designers have free gifts, you can tell who has a gift because of little boxes with the cute floating balloons. There is a skin from Glam Affair which is pretty(very pale but cute) that is free, and a unisex hair as well from one of the designers. Some of the gifts I did not like, and you can't always tell what is in the box until you open it, but overall, it was fun to check out to see what was there, to grab some free stuff, and to celebrate the event's 1st Birthday!
Mystic Realms Faire:
The Season's Story:
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