When I first joined Second Life I was overwhelmed in how to express myself. Eventually I decided to just be me. I know that seems like an obvious conclusion but in Second Life it’s very easy to be anything but yourself. I am by nature curious and imaginative. I love to create stories with my style. I have no problem changing my looks to suit the story I am creating. It was within 6 months of joining Second Life that I realized I needed to contribute something to the community. My first job in Second Life was a mirror of my real life job, an educator. I was an instructor for Palomma Casanova, owner of The Free Dove, at Peristeri Mall and Learning Center. Palomma gave me freedom to create classes as needed. Eventually I had a class with new designers who needed help in beginning their business as well as in creating their designs. I had my work cut out for me. I had to learn how to design along side my students. Eventually, I opened a mall for these new designers so they could establish themselves. It was then that I opened my first store, Anne’s Fashion Confectionery. I was designing clothing at first and expanded into skins. That was when I began to work with Candy Enoch on improving my skin designs. In 6 months Dulce Secrets opened. Dulce Secrets will be celebrating it’s 8th anniversary this coming August. I still love to shop, I still love to explore, I still have my obsessions.
As a designer I try to help my customers express themselves through skins, makeup and eyes. The rest is up to you. Find your unique style and express yourself freely. Find something you love and do it abundantly. Don’t be afraid to be yourself in Second Life even if your avatar doesn’t reflect how you look in Real Life. Don’t worry if people think your bad, a Second Life designer just drew you that way.
Eyes Applier: Frosted from Cazimi (POE Gift May Not Be Available)