Thursday, November 25, 2010


 *Just BECAUSE is bringing in the holiday season by having a Black Friday special just like RL! I'm slashing prices on all of my new clothing line at my in-world store location! Come get brand new, highly detailed clothing for only 100L$ instead of the normal 300L$ from 6 PM SL time tonight until 6 PM SL time tomorrow! Click here to go to the *Just BECAUSE* store!

*Discontinued items are not part of this sale

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Today would have been Release Day Wednesday,,,,

Well, today would have been Release Day Wednesday, but unfortunately my computer graphics card has decided to go goofy on me and I am unable to get pics of the new outfits. :( BUT I am keeping with schedule anyway, as if I have a fully functional computer while I wait for my new graphics card. :) This way when I do get my graphics card you will be able to see a bunch of new outfits! So get ready for them! In the meantime I am going to describe what would have been released so you aren't left completely in the dark about them, and you will know what will be coming. :)

Today I would have released my new outfit called Tattered. I made a men's version AND a women's version.  They are now sitting in my inventory waiting. I can't wait for you to see these!

The Men's Tattered outfit is exactly what the name implies. The clothing is in tatters! The white T-shirt is tattered and torn, showing a lot of skin across the back and chest. (Bet the ladies will love seeing hints of your bare chest, men! ;) ) The collar of the T-shirt is torn and ragged, and the edges of the prim sleeves are ragged as well. The heavily distressed black jeans are torn to shreds. For anyone who likes the torn look but wants to be more modest the outfit comes with a black tank top to wear under the torn T-shirt..

The Women's Tattered outfit is quite similar to the men's version except the tattered T-shirt is a midriff. All of the edges of the T-shirt are torn and ragged, including the prim sleeves. The jeans are heavily distressed and torn up too. The women's Tattered outfit comes with a black bikini top for anyone who wants some modesty. Very sexy and fun!

Let's cross our fingers that I will be able to get a new graphics card soon! I know you will love this fun outfit and I can't wait to get it out there and available for you! :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Computer problems

I've barely gotten my feet wet with *Just BECAUSE* and now I am having computer problems. Apparently my graphics card is all goofy and the only way to fix it is to buy a new graphics card, but along with that purchase is having to buy a new power supply in order for the new graphics card to work. I can use the computer, but the graphics are all screwy, which means getting pics of new outfits is not going to happen. My screen images are all distorted. This means Release Day Wednesday is going to come and go without a new release. :( I am going to continue creating clothing though. I can work past the distortion, even though it is driving me crazy! LOL! It's harder but can be done. So once I get my system back up and running to allow for pics I should have several outfits to debut! That's a good thing anyway. :)

I am very frustrated over all of this. I have to wait until I get enough linden dollars to pay for this then wait for Linden Labs to process my linden dollars which takes a week, and then another week from Paypal over to my bank account. I'm looking at a month if I can't find the money a different way. :( I was planning on having an event featuring Debi Latte sing early December, but I don't see how that's going to happen now. How can I have a Grand Opening event without new clothing???

So in the mean time I will just work on new outfits. We will focus on the positive and not let it get us down! I can still create clothing and when I am able to debut them you will have a lot of neat new clothing to look over! I will continue to update the blog on the progress and describe the new outfits as I go. :)

This week is Thanksgiving! And regardless of my computer problems I have a lot to be thankful for. :) I have a family who loves me, and my husband is alive and healthy. That is worth far more than a new graphics card and power supply. :) And just because I have to wait to fix my computer doesn't mean it is the end of things. It's just a pause and then I will be back debuting new outfits! Stick with me and I will keep all of you updated on what is going on. Who knows, maybe Santa will be nice to me this year and give me an early Christmas present! LOL!

Frustrated but still thankful,
Annie Melson

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Another great review!

This is so exciting! I had another great review, this time by Shayariel Teardrop. Check it out here at her Shay and the SL Shopping Gang blog! Thanks so much, Shayariel! It was a fantastic blog and post!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Hello all! The last two times I have released a new outfit it has been on a Saturday, and Saturdays are supposed to be one of my off days, so I am going to set a certain day for future releases so I don't get stuck having to work on my weekend. :) I've decided to go with Wednesday being my New Release day. This will give me the weekend to take a break from the design, come back on Monday and see it with fresh eyes, and tweak things if I see something needs tweaking. If this schedule doesn't work so well, I will adjust it, but I think this will work. I am keeping up with my One Outfit a Week schedule and I just wanted to make it work smoother and give me back my weekends! LOL! So starting this coming Wednesday I will begin this new schedule! Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

The Fly for women reviewed on awkwardNerd Blog!

So cool! Blur Mannequin featured one of my outfits - The Fly - on her blog, "awkwardNerd"! You can see the post here! Thanks so much, Blur! It was awesome!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Have Your Pic Showcased in the *Just BECAUSE* store!

Have your pic showcased in the *Just BECAUSE* store! Yup, you can have a picture of you in my store with your name and the name of the clothing you are wearing! Show off your favorite *Just BECAUSE* fashion in your favorite new clothing store!

It's very easy to have your photo displayed in the *Just BECAUSE* store. Just wear your favorite *Just BECAUSE* fashion, pose in an ultra cool pose, and get a snapshot of it! Send me the texture of your photo (full perms please so I can put your pic in the store!) and it just might end up being displayed in the store! It's that simple! I will notify you when your pic is up on the wall.

Now for some little details:
1.) The pics can only have the new *Just BECAUSE* clothing line featured. No discontinued items in your pic will be accepted.

2.) This is for both men and women. The men's pics will be displayed in the men's section and the women's pics will be displayed in the women's section.

3.) I will also accept group pics! Just make sure to send me the names of everyone in your pic so I can credit all of you. :) And if you take a pic with both men and women in it I will still use it and place it in the store. :)

4.) Please make the pics look professional! Please understand that this is for use inside of a business and a professional appearance is a must.

5.) NO NUDITY! Under no circumstances can I accept pics with nudity. The sim my store is on is a PG rated sim and I must abide by the rules of the sim. Thank you for understanding.

6.) Please keep it clean. No overt sexual poses please. Again, this is a PG rated sim and I must abide by the rules of the sim.

7.) Please send me high resolution pics. Nothing less than 1024 x 1024 resolution will be accepted, otherwise I will end up with pics on the wall that will be blurry.

8.) Please send your photo as a full perm texture in a folder named "Have Your Pic in the *Just BECAUSE* Store!" along with a notecard with your name, or if you send me a pic of a group, put all of their names on the notecard. Again, I have to stress to send me full perm textures of your pic! If they aren't full perm I won't be able to put them up in the store and that would be a shame. :(

9.) If you are a photographer, you can take part in this as well! I will not only put your name on the pic, but I will also put your business on it! Free advertising for you! If you would like I can also put a notecard in the pic that will give out your information and an LM. :)

Thanks for taking part of the fun! I really look forward to the pics you will send me! And just in case you need the SLURL to the store, here it is!

P.S. If you want to have this information in a notecard in your inventory in world, just go to my store and click on the signs with this pic and it will give you the notecard with this information on it!

Annie Melson
owner of *Just BECAUSE*

Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Release - Influence for women!

Two words - Sexy Elegance! That's what describes this new ladies outfit. Highly detailed and realistic with options characteristic with what *Just BECAUSE* is known for! It's like having 4 outfits in one! High quality without the high price!

Shirt in jacket and shirt layers, cropped and full, in red and black, tucked and untucked.
Detailed dress slacks in grey and black.
Sculpted Cowl Neck in red and black.
Sculpted sleeve cuffs in red and black.
Cuffed prim pant bottoms in grey and black.
Slouchy prim pant bottoms in grey and black.
Smooth prim pant bottoms in grey and black.

SLURL to the *Just BECAUSE* store -

Saturday, November 6, 2010

New Release - "The Fly" Hoodie and Jean outfit!

*Just BECAUSE* wants to introduce a new clothing release called "The Fly" in both men and women versions! This is a super casual hoodie and jeans outfit with so many options you will be giddy! This outfit sports the high detail that *Just BECAUSE* is known for, and it will have all of your friends jealous and wanting to know where you bought it. Come be the first to own this new outfit!
Includes: shirt and jacket layers for both Hoodie and T-Shirt, highly detailed black jeans, sculpted hoodie, sculpted hoodie sleeves, prim t-shirt sleeves, and boot-cut, slouchy, and cuffed jean pant bottoms.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The newest *Just BECAUSE* styles available in Second Life!

Diverse (men's)

Diverse (Women's)

League (red) (men's)

League (red) (women's)

League (slate) (men's)

League (slate) (women's)

Sophistication Gown in five colors!

Diana Gown in 5 colors!

I am trying to figure out how to add these photos and center them correctly, so please have patience with me as I figure that out. It is frustrating me that it's not doing what I want it to do so it is time to let it go and work on it later. Stupid blog :P LOL! Anyway, I am making new clothing to add here and in the store, so stay tuned! I plan on a new outfit a week so this blog and my store will be updated quite fast!

Excited to finally be in business!
Annie Melson

*Just BECAUSE* is finally open in-world!!!!

Yes, I finally have my new clothing up and for sale finally in world and *Just BECAUSE* is officially OPEN!!! (Doing the happy dance!! :D ) Come check out the store and see the new highly detailed clothing for both men and women!

Click here to visit the *Just BECAUSE* store in world!