a girl who keeps slipping off,
arms limp as old carrots,
into the hypnotist’s trance,
into a spirit world
speaking with the gift of tongues.”
― Anne Sexton, Transformations
Enchantment is opening tomorrow (May 1) and this time Voshie Paine has changed things up a bit to make it more interesting and to get you off a central event sim and around to the stores. Similar to the concept some Japanese groups have done, you purchase one of the Enchantment items and you get a card, which you wear. At each store you go, there is a little stamp kiosk, as shown above. You click on it while wearing the card and *kerchunk*, your card is stamped. (To get a list of creators and locations, go to the Enchantment blog tomorrow when Voshie unveils the theme.)
Once you have gotten a stamp at each store and filled your card, you can take the card back to the magical wonderland at Enchantment (location to be revealed May 1) and get one of the wonderful prizes the creators are offering in kiosks around the fountain. There are 20 creators and 20 prizes and 20 possible cards. Even better, the cards are no copy/transfer so if you get a card you want to share with a friend, pass it along and let them get the stamps or redeem the card.
I tp’d around to all the stores to collect my stamps and see how it worked. Each store has the kiosk close to the front door and it’s a very clever and easy operation. The stamps you have collected show up on the card and the card reports to you how much you have left. (I have two more to go! Argh!)
The theme of this month’s Enchantment is, of course, Sleeping Beauty, so all the items and accessories correspond to this in some fashion. TheAnnex is selling this gorgeous Sleeping Beauty gown with mesh under frock and caged overskirt with cascades of flowers for the event with matching sky-high shoes. The intricacy of the flowers overlaid on the dress make this a fairy tale come true. The matching shoes have flowers embellishing the sculptural shape.
My Sleeping Beauty is made extra gorgeous by Inka Mexicola’s skin for the Secret Story, which is closing today. My hair is Mina Nakamura’s contribution to Enchantment, a bed-tousled flow of waves, ideal for this beauty. Mina also has an amazing lying-down hair she is offering as her Enchantment prize.
I have to say, collecting all the stamps in one night is rather tiring. After jetting around, I had a bit of a lie-down in Tya Fallingwater’s magical dreaming hammock (which also includes couples poses, but my endeavors were solitary) and I admit I dozed off. Don’t wear yourself out. You have all month to collect your stamps—the event runs through the end of May.
“Sleep is my lover now, my forgetting, my opiate, my oblivion.” ~ Audrey Niffenegger
Hair: MINA Hair – Roos NB (no materials) by Mina Nakamura for MINA, special for Enchantment *
Eyes: .ID. Delicate Eyes / Brown by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard
Dress: The Annex – Sleeping Beauty Gown by TheAnnex for The Annex, special for Enchantment *
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Right and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Relaxed Left by Siddean Munro for Slink
Nail appliers: Nailed It – Slink – Baiastice’s Yara Set I by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink
Shoes: The Annex – Impossibly High Heels – Sleeping Beauty Ed by TheAnnex for The Annex, special for Enchantment *
Furniture: [PM]Pixel Mode – The Dreamer – White with White Candle Holders by Tya Fallingbridge for Pixel Mode *