The Anthem Shopping Event in Second Life Features 1950’s Rockabilly, Retro Style!

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Catalina Staheli (the owner of Aleutia) has posted a video as part of her new series called Exploring Second Life: A Creator’s Perspective, where she unboxes all the items she receives as an official blogger for the various shopping events in Second Life.

Her most recent video is all about the 1950’s retro, rockabilly theme of the current iteration of the Anthem shopping event, and you can watch it here:

I quite like Catalina’s new series, and after watching this video, she made me do something that this avowed SL freebie fashionista rarely does: she made me pay (gasp!) FULL PRICE for something! Truly a momentous occasion… 😉

Here, Vanity Fair is wearing a new retro, romantic hairstyle from WINGS called ER0326, which cost me L$299 for a brown fatpack with a styling HUD. It’s available in several colour fatpacks from their booth (here’s the exact SLURL):

The camellia flower shown below is a separate, adjustable attachment, and it comes with its own HUD to tint it one of six different colours.

But what I REALLY wanted to show you were these absolutely delightful animated birds from TARDFISH, available at the WARETA x TARDFISH collaboration booth at the Anthem event for only L$199! Here’s the exact SLURL. Check out the video below:

Aren’t they adorable?!??

The rest of Vanity’s outfit is free! This light blue cardigan, yellow top, and long floral skirt set is available on the SL Marketplace from Marvelous (it’s all one piece). And you can pick up this Peace choker at the Salt & Pepper store in-world (exact SLURL; no group needed), or via the SL Marketplace. Both are some of the many items which Second Life content creators have made to protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine (more details here and here).

Happy shopping! The Anthem event runs until April 30th, 2022, so hurry down and stock up on some great retro style before it closes!

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