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It’s time. Time for a new chapter.

PM has been one heck of a ride. I don’t even know where to start.
If 10 years ago somebody would have told me I was going to be a celebrity of sorts, that i was going to pay my bills out of pixel creations, that I was going to be known and loved by many...
I would have laughed really hard.

It is still today that I find hard to understand what happened the last few years but I do know I enjoyed every bit of it. I learned so many things. I have learned to overcome envy and jealousy. I’ve learned to stay humble despite the infinite amount of recognition and being treated like an almost deity. I have learned to listen to the good and not so good stuff.
I’ve grown, I’ve evolved and adapted.
I haven’t reached my limit, there is not such a thing as the end.
Though, this is not where my heart is anymore.

It took me a long time to figure this out and I deeply apologize for having you waiting. This is a hard decision. Who would want to go back to the “normal” life? Back to the everyday me, where only my family, friends and neighbours know me?

I do.

This is where my heart is right now. Building a real life career and helping my daughter grow. She is so young and growing so fast I don't want to miss it. My job is stressful and by far not as rewarding as being a fashion designer in SL but it’s building a future for my girl. At least, I think it will.


Nothing is forever. I don’t believe in always or never. Right now is what counts, and this is where I choose to be.

I don’t think of it as the end of PurpleMoon, it’s about closing a chapter and opening a new one. PurpleMoon and the people who made it possible stay in me. I’ve got a father for my daughter, Martin414 Timeless, and three amazing sisters, SilverMoon Indigo, Rie Silverfall and Belladonna Wexhome. You all pushed me, supported me, heard me cry and laugh, stayed unconditionally by my side. I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you.

And YOU ladies. You have taught me about love and loyalty in a way that I had no idea it was possible. Thank you.

I will not say good bye, I’ll say “see you on the next one!”

Paula aka Poulet


PS:
Let’s close this chapter with a bang. All items in store are being offered for L$50. Everything is included but a few pieces I kept for myself and others that are too old to my liking. Spend the store credit you have left and grab your favorite keepsakes! 
I don't have an end date for the sale yet, I estimate a little over a month. I will be tracking the store credit stats to be sure most people get to spend what they have accumulated.
Also I have a couple of unfinished goodies that I am trying to wrap up as gifts, I'll keep you posted.
♥ 

Poulet

PurpleMoon Creations Owner and Designer

43 comments:

  1. I would like to ask that you post your goods on MP so people may still partake in your creative genius. I understand it's a large undertaking to post all of your amazing wares, but I know your managers are loyal and could possibly undertake that for you. (Or do it your self.. slowly.. over time.) Even older system body items would be of interest to newer players. Thank you for all you've done and sacrificed over the years just so that we can be "PurpleMoon Pretty" <3 Darling Scribe

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    1. thank you Darling. Something to think about, I appreciate your suggestion ♥

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  2. I've been a diehard customer of yours for over 8 years now. I had an inkling when you gave birth to your daughter that you would not be long for this world. Being an emptynester I know children grow up so fast and if you blink you miss so much. You will be missed Miss Poulet but your daughter needs you so much more than we do. I need to take inventory of all I have in your line of clothing and buy those few things I have yet to collect☺ This is not the end, only the beginning of a new chapter. Till we meet again♥♥♥

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    1. till the next one! thank you for your beautiful wishes :)

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  3. I found your store in 2010 and always found myself coming back to the store over the last nine years. I haven't found any other store that has the quality of your store--and even though mesh came into existence, I still love your flexi gowns and twirling in them at concerts. Thank you so much for those last nine years and I wish you the very best in your RL and with your daughter. <3

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    1. Thank you Eliza, I love to hear these stories, thanks for sharing!

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  4. You will be missed but I totally understand. 10 years is a huge accomplishment for any creator in this virtual world so I applaud you for everything that you accomplished and always loved your products. I wish you nothing but the best in your life and all I can say is you are right, those little ones do grow up so fast and if you blink, before you miss it, you will be planning her wedding. Hugs

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  5. Onward and upward! Thank you for the exuberance you've given us in all that you've done. You will be missed. ❤✨

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  6. Paulet, of course I'm sorry to see you go, you are a wonderful creator and person. But I also understand. You must enjoy your little girl before she's all grown up and you're planning her wedding :). I wish you nothing but the best as you go on with this new, awesome chapter. Hugs

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    1. Sorry, thought I was logged in, the above is from Peggie Bundy :)

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    2. Thank you Peggy! it does go fast!

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  7. PurpleMoon has years of memories for me but it all began when I accidently discovered the brand when I was searching for shops that had the keyword Couture. I was not planning on staying in Second Life because I felt I had no reason to. The first time I landed in the sky store it changed my SL life. Never I would have imagined a classy place with classy music that drew me into the love of Couture I have more then ever now. I had enough lindens to spare to join the group and never looked back. Since then I have purchased every piece of formal, jewelry, shoes that I have loved. Not only did PM inspire me to become a designer but also a model. Now almost 8 years later for me it is bittersweet to say good bye but maybe one day we will all say hello again.

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    1. omg Rose, thank you for sharing your story. Knowing that I inspired someone else is an overwhelming and amazing feeling. thank YOU.

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    2. Most welcome Poulet. It felt like it was meant to be me finding PM and it was the first step to my journey that changed me for the better. Thank you for all you did for the fashion world in SL.

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  8. So many amazing memories over the last decade.... You will be missed greatly Poulet! You are such an amazing and generous creator. All the best to you, enjoy your little one - time goes by too fast. Hopefully we'll see you around the grid again one day. Much love and best wishes on your new adventures! ~ Domitalia Jinx

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    1. Thank you Domitalia! I think now Poulet will have some spare time to explore around SL every now and then, hugs!

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  9. You have been a staple of my SL existence. Purplemoon was one of the first stores I found and loved it since that first binge shopping trip. You are one of the few stores that only moved once that I can remember. I could always come to the store and find what I wanted and be in and out in a flash, or browse for a while. You have been so very generous to the SL community and supported the modeling world with some very beautiful and creative designs. You will leave a large void in our SL world, but as they say RL (and your daughter) comes first and are more important. I am just glad we had you for the time we did. I wish you all the best for a wonderful and fun filled life. Thank you Poulet.
    Warmest regards, EJ (EleanorJean)

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    1. EJ, thank you for your loyalty all these years and sharing your story with me. All the best for you!

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  10. You were the first store I found that had the most beautiful gowns! I have been a die hard customer ever since! So sorry to hear that you need to move on, but i sure do understand! As we all know, real life comes first and may God bless you in your future endeavors. Thank you for the beauty you created for us! I am very much appreciative!! With warm regards, Darla Darkfury

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    1. DArla thank you so much for your lovely words! all the best for you!

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  11. Totally going to miss you and your store, but also completely understand that your real life and family come first and foremost!!! Blessings to you and yours!! <3

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  12. There are not word to express my gratitude for your generosity over the years. From the awesome Group gifts to the Advent Calendar to the hunts...all done with such class and from the heart. You will so missed for your awesome designs. I wish you a future filled with joy and peace with your new addition to your family. God go with you and again thank you for being such a great part of so many of our Second Life. You kept us so well dressed!

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    1. Believe me when i say that I am the grateful one. I have been given much more than I have been able to give. Thank you for being there-

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  13. Sad to see you go! Love your creations and maybe one day we will see you again <3. I shared this blog on my WP blog site to get the word out! Second Life loves you..... don't stay gone forever ok? https://magickthoughtssl.com/2019/03/26/purplemoon-in-second-life-is-closing/

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    1. ♥ thank you!!! Poulet will stick around and go shopping!

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  14. It was around 2010 that I first was introduced to your amazing creations. I have been with you since then, watching you grow, watching you expand your amazing creativity and talents. It has been an amazing ride, as you said, and I am a little saddened by your departure but, I'm also proud of you, on how much you have grown in this time. You are right, the next chapter is ready to be opened and moved on into it. You are going to be great in it, just as you are here. I wish you the very best on the next stage of your journey!

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    1. thank you thank you! I let go a big sigh after reading you. Changes are hard but so worth it!

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  15. It is sad to hear your store is closing...I understand about rl, does take over at times. :) I wish you much happiness in your new adventure!

    I been a fan of your work since i joined SL around 2009....so its been a long ride together. :) I do have a question...will the wedding gowns be put on sale also in your store?
    Victoria41 Riddler (inworld) Hugsss

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    1. thank you!!! I think it was you who asked me inworld about the gowns right? unfortunately they are way too old to have them out, it's quite embarrassing lol

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    2. hehe it was...awwe dont be embarrassed about anything you made...was great to see them all!

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  16. You will be missed. Wishing you and your family all the best. ♥

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  17. biggest hugs Poulet, to you and Martin and Emma <3 <3 <3 totally a good decision to enjoy your family and RL, and we will be here should you come back some day <3 biggest kisses <3 I was at the Gold discount and working my way forwards and upwards lool xoxox Love, Kisses, Blessings and Good Fortune and Health for you and yours <3 Tressa in Australia <3 xoxoxo <3

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  18. ohhh Tressa! You had been around PM for as long as I can remember. thank you so much for your loyalty through the years, I am forever grateful!

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  19. Belladonna WexhomApril 4, 2019 at 10:18 AM

    YOU REALIZE YOU'RE STUCK WITH ME THOUGH RIGHT?

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  20. I have had wonderful experiences at Purple Moon.Thank you.Wishing Poulet and the staff all the best..XO

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  21. You will be so missed.Have a wonderful life with your family and prhaps one day we will see you again.

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