Hello ZoHa Islands!
We’ve go the first installment of our Resident Showcase featuring one of our businesses in the ZI Community…and in turn bringing you some hot new places to explore, shop and socialize!
Store Name: KANDYSS
Store Contacts and Title: Kandyss Draegonne (owner)
SLurl: BUSINESS DISTRICT ALPHA
FLICKR: Flick Account
KittyKat Jules: What does your store sell?
Kandyss Draegonne: My focus is women’s clothing, but I’m also a very random person with a rather twisted sense of humor. So I have a tendency to make what I call randomites also.
KittyKat Jules: How long has your business been established?
Kandyss Draegonne : My first store was called .[rhetoric]. which started in February of 2011. At the end of 2011, I shut down my inworld store. A few months ago, I started KANDYSS, a little different from my last store attempt. I started with Marketplace and a small group, and finally this month I was able to open an inworld store again.
KittyKat Jules: What made you want to start up your business and what drives you to keep going?
Kandyss Draegonne : I’m a shoppaholic and I like being creative. The store is my gallery or playground if you will, if it makes me a few lindens along the way that’s great. My store is my hobby and my baby.
KittyKat Jules: Any exciting happenings or new items you’d like to show off for us?
Kandyss Draegonne : Well, I’m always coming up with something new. I’m sarcastic and twisted. I know that comes across in some of my designs. I love my ShorTees line, just system layer short tees for the ladies, showing some of that undercleavage with just a hint at something about the wearer printed on the tee. My November randomite really makes me laugh. And that’s what its all about for me.
KittyKat Jules: What would your advice be to the new business owner in Second Life?
Kandyss Draegonne : Do it because you love it. If you’re doing anything in SL to get rich, your talents would probably serve you better in the real world.
KittyKat Jules: How did you originally get started in Second Life?
Kandyss Draegonne : Gawd, I’ve been in SL now for 6 years. A real life friend knew how much I loved The Sims and pestered me to join SL. Long story short, I signed up one night thinking I wouldn’t stay. Less than a year later I was married in RL to a man I met here and been experiencing the different facets of the game ever since.
KittyKat Jules: Any hobbies besides running your business? What do you like to do in SL?
Kandyss Draegonne : I love taking pictures and blogging. For instance, my blog is not just about my store. I’m far from being one of the top designers in SL. I love sharing what I find with anyone willing to read it. I take loads of pictures, so Flickr gives me an outlet for that rather than uploading a gazillion photos and adding chaos to the iventories of my friends. I love using Facebook for my avatar, it allows me to meet people from SL that I might not have met inworld. And I just love the overall social experience. I know I can live without Second Life, but I’d rather not.
There you have it folks – I look forward to meeting more of you and hearing your stories! If you’d like your business featured – Please contact me in world to set it up !! Its that easy .
Time for me to scamper off and find some cool new places!
Assistant Manager & Public Relations/Marketing