The Wash is hosting a fantastic event from now to June 6th – Hell Bop’s Retro Swap Meet! Retro means a lot of different things to different people, and the designers taking part in this event have gone all out to put together a collection of fashion and home decor themed from the 1920s to the 1980s. There are some really cool items available and some amazing furniture builds that take you back with slick colors and design. The clothing is bright, patterned, and evocative of simpler times. All items are 10L or less, which is a steal if you are a retro lover! There are about 38 or so designers involved with the event and over the next few days we will be showcasing some of what is being offered. This is definitely an interesting event and not one that should be missed.
We’re kicking things off with a look at some retro-themed poses from Ms. B. Designs. Our pictures don’t do justice to the pictures included with the poses, but each is themed from a keynote from the past – a “Flashdance”-inspired pose for the ladies, a great “urban Cowboy”-inspired post for the guys, and lots of other great shots.
Bag Lady Designs was super generous and sent us a TON of goodies to pick from for the blog. After taking a peek at what we got, we decided there was nothing NOT worth seeing, so we laid it all out: some terrific furniture pieces that stand on their own or could easily be worked into a more modern setting, as well as a great little mesh dress and shoes.
Out of the Trunk always has great items and the lovely dresses are really a steal at 10L. The patterns are vibrant and the style timeless. And, as a bonus for all you kid-at-hearts out there – they even are offering kid-sized big wheels for your av to tool around in!
Keep your eyes on this page, we’ll be showing off more of the wonderful items available during this event over the next few days!
The Cart Sale event is hoppin’ and the sim had a quick restart this morning, so lag is a minimum – its a great time to head on over and check out the 120+ designers taking part in this event!
Xtreme Designs makes fantastic and fantastical tip jars and their selection for the Cart Sale this year is amazing. Rotating handcuffs to a pirate’s treasure chest to my own personal favorite this time around, the Naughty Alf – there is something to meet just about any tip jar need you might have. If you do use the jars regularly (DJ, Club, etc) be sure to visit their main store as well because they really do some amazing work.
When I opened the box sent in by The Little Bat and started going through the items they have up at the Cart Sale, I was *thrilled*. Gorgeous goth skins (including a fatpack of 12 skins, each with different makeup!), a pretty neat unisex facial piercing set, and some edgy clothing – remember when I said there were some steals at this event? This is one of them, no doubt!
Ms. B. Designs has been around for a while now, creating some really beautiful couples and individual poses for SL. Their Cart Sale items this time around are absolutely delightful. There are a few cuddly couples poses (including a wedding pose), some model-ish individual poses which will be finding a home in my blog pose stands, but the standout pose for me was the “Our First Place” pose, which includes the sold real estate sign.
Mind Games is a new-to-me entrant in the Cart Sale and I was excited to get a peek at what they were bringing to the event. The clothing all has a soft, feminine feel to it, but what really sold me was the black Dussun jacket. I am looking forward to seeing more clothing from this store in future Cart Sales.