I went Hello Kitty Village last night, to see my childhood favorites interpreted digitally. The 4 regions are stamped with Hello Kitty everywhere, free rides if you can bear the lag, and a few shopping items made by Astralia, in collaboration a brand in real life called JimmyPaul. You can read all about the event on the AstraliaWorld site.
Some time ago, Astralia received licensing rights from Sanrio to sell Second Life content (decor, clothing) with Sanrio characters on them, with the most recognizable character being Hello Kitty. Brands in real life have cashed in on the appeal of Hello Kitty & friends for decades, so it wasn’t a surprise to see it eventually make its way into the virtual world.
The Astralia x Hello Kitty 45th anniversary event runs from November 1st – November 15th. This theme-park like event is packed with rides, photo-op places, and some clothing & decor by Astralia. You can pay the event $799L for a souvenir picture, or you can be like me and take your own selfie! I saved money by buying nothing at this event, which wasn’t hard, since I don’t like plastic kiddy colors.
Have you ever heard of Lootbox? Instead of winning rare items individually, you win a rare lootbox with the special items inside it. I wanted the Wonderland set from Astralia, cos for some reason I can’t resist anything Wonderland themed. I love being Alice! I went through my old blog posts and found some Alice looks that I wore years ago, and realized that my style was more fun then.
2013 Alice – Still haven’t found an Alice I like as much as this
Speaking of Wonderland themed items, can you guys send me some links to stuff that I don’t know about? I want clothes, decor, anything!
Before you play for this Astralia set, beware that the pose included with the background doesn’t look exactly like my picture (or the vendor ad). The arm holding the bottle does not bend that way, I edited the pose myself so what you get won’t look anything like this.
What I’m Wearing:
Truth – Rumor
Astralia – Wonderland Gacha
Blueberry – Cocodoll Set (Sky) & Bracelets/Necklace
Katat0nik – Cards1 Wonderland Pendant
Wings were a staple for new SL residents back in the day! I wore all types of angel wings and fairy wings. I don’t wear them often these days, but when I saw this Penelope headpiece from Astralia, I instantly fell in love. There is a HUD included to change texture so it’ll match so many things! The shimmery texture on the wings reminds me of gorgeous wings from Fancy Fairy that I wore years ago. Did you know that the creator of Fancy Fairy went on to create wings in real life for Victoria’s Secret? Absolutely amazing.
I am wearing the Joylyn Dress from Fishy Strawberry. This way this dress and headpiece matches is just a happy coincidence. I love when things from different creators goes well together. My hair is from Exile, and shoes from Ingenue.