Act today to change tomorrow!

Team Diabetes_Connie's Set

If I said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, my favorite part of Second Life are the charity fundraisers benefitting first world nonprofits.  I love seeing SL residents come together to support one another and the generosity of SL designers make it possible.  Today, I’m very excited to share with you Team Diabetes of Second Life, a new fundraiser event benefitting American Diabetes Association.

The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.  The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes by funding research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes.  The ADA delivers services to hundreds of communities and provides objective and credible information and resources about diabetes.

With 100% of the proceeds of sales donated to the ADA, Team Diabetes of Second Life has a number of fundraiser events on the schedule including Fall Showcase 2015 & Art in Hat 2015 (in Nov).  The Fall Showcase 2015 will offer a different selection of creators every 3 months.  You can also donate directly on the Team Diabetes website.  This charity strikes a personal chord with me because I recently discovered both of my great-grandmas had diabetes.

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces.  Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar.  Hyperglycemia, or raised blood sugar, is a common effect of uncontrolled diabetes and over time leads to serious damage to many of the body’s systems, especially the nerves and blood vessels.

In 2014, 9% of adults 18 years and older had diabetes.  In 2012 diabetes was the direct cause of 1.5 million deaths.  More than 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.  WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030.

DeAnn Defaux, owner and creator of Park Place Home Decor was also touched by diabetes and has designed a living room collection in honor of her long time friend Connie, who has been living with diabetes since she was 15 years old.  The Connie Set is available until Oct 31, 2015 with 100% of all proceeds going to Team Diabetes of SL.  The set includes a blue love seat (representing the blue circle in the logo for The World Diabetes Day and the official color for the International Diabetes Federation), wooden and glass coffee table with decorative accessories, books and pussy willow vase.  The Connie love seat has male/female animations as well as couple animations.

To complete the styling of the living space, I wanted to enhance the blue color palette by using ancient Chinese blue & white temple jars placed upon a blue tiled antique Spargel & Shine Home white stone Madison Fireplace ($10L on Antique Grid Autumn Hunt) and aged Serenity Style whitewash piano creating a relaxed mood.  Pops of blue are renforced in the mug on the coffee table and handbag scarf on the piano bench.   Softer green rug draws your eyes to Serenity Style Soul Happy Chest Collection (green), discounted 25% at On9 (until 10/28/15).

Lastly, I wanted to give you an update on the Rock Your Rack 2015 event I blogged last week…drumroll please: total raised for the National Breast Cancer Foundation is $658,991L or $2,500 USD.  Please continue your generosity for this very important ADA inaugural charity fundraiser, look for my blog post on Art in Hats 2015 coming soon!

Taxi to Park Place Home Decor please…

Last Day of Rock Your Rack 2015

Rock Your Rack 2015_Basta!, LoveMe Skin (lipstick), Dulce Secret (Azami Shape)

Dulce Secret (Azami Shape model), LoveMe Skin (Bold Pink Lipstick), Basta! (Pink Frou Frou Salad Dress), Zuri (Pink Opal Moon Bracelets), Zibska (Giselle in Noir Necklace & Earrings) & Nya’s Shop (Fur Bag)

Rock Your Rack 3rd annual charity event wraps up today, Sunday, October 11, 2015 and I wanted to showcase some more $10L hunt items.  Everything shown in this post is a hunt gift, including two modifiable shapes (3 shapes: model, mini & regular), tons of ladies fashion and plenty of accessorize options.  For $10L you will have a new wardrobe and know that your purchase will help the National Breast Cancer Foundation who provide mammograms to any in need as well as current and up-to-date information for those newly diagnosed with Breast Cancer and related diseases.  The RYR event is on 3 sims with more than 60+ designers, 12 silent auction items, multiple fashion shows, $10L hunt and musical performances.  Stop by, search the booths for the hunt gifts, participate in the silent auction, buy the exclusive creations and donate to a worthy cause.  Happy hunting!

Rock Your Rack 2015_Dulce Secret (Azami Shape), LoveMe Skin (Bold Pink Lipstick) & Zibska (Giselle Set)

Dulce Secret (Azami Shape), LoveMe Skin (Bold Pink Lipstick) & Zibska (Giselle Set)

Dulce Secret (Azami Shape), LoveMe Skin (Bold Purple Lipstick), Maci (Miranda Dress in Teal), Lyrical B!zarre Templates (Jolie Earrings) & Zuri (Pink Surreal Opal Moon Bracelets)

Rock Your Rack 2015_Dulce Secret (Azami Shape), LoveMe Skin (Bold Purple Lipstick) & Lyrical B!zarre Templates (Jolie Earrings)

Dulce Secret (Azami Shape), LoveMe Skin (Bold Purple Lipstick) & Lyrical B!zarre Templates (Jolie Earrings)

Rock Your Rack 2015_Dulce Secret (Ember Shape model), Byrne (Rudy Suit in Mono) & Femme.Couture (Statement Necklace)

Dulce Secret (Ember Shape Model), Byrne (Rudy Suit in Mono) & Femme.Couture (Statement Necklace)

Rock Your Rack 2015_Dulce Secrets (Ember Shape model), Vero Modero (Aylin Dress Rainbow) & LoveMe Skin (Bold Red Lipstick)

Dulce Secrets (Ember Shape), Vero Modero (Aylin Dress Rainbow), LoveMe Skin (Bold Red Lipstick) & Look Me (Arus Clutch Blue)

Rock Your Rack 2015_Dulce Secrets (Ember Shape model), Silk Dreams (Sandy Dress Ruby HUD), Semi-Precious (Morrigan Earrings Silver) & Zuri Rayna (Pink Opal Bracelets)

Dulce Secrets (Ember Shape), Silk Dreams (Sandy Dress Ruby HUD), Semi-Precious (Morrigan Earrings Silver) & Zuri Rayna (Pink Opal Bracelets)

Rock Your Rack 2015_Dulce Secrets (Ember Shape model) & Semi-Precious (Morrigan Earrings Silver)

Dulce Secrets (Ember Shape) & Semi-Precious (Morrigan Earrings Silver)

Rock Your Rack 2015_Dulce Secrets (Azami Shape), Artizana (Karma Shakespeare Dress), Semi-Precious (Morrigan Earrings Silver), Zuri Rayna (Pink-Surreal Opal Moon Bracelet) & Look*Me (Arus Clutch Blue)

Dulce Secrets (Azami Shape), Artizana (Karma Shakespeare Dress), Semi-Precious (Morrigan Earrings Silver), Zuri Rayna (Pink-Surreal Opal Moon Bracelet) & Look*Me (Arus Clutch Blue)

Rock Your Rack 2015_Dulce Secrets (Ember Shape model), Miss Darcy (Geory Web Dress) & LoveMe Skin (Bold Red Lipstick)

Dulce Secrets (Ember Shape), Miss Darcy (Georgy Web Dress) & LoveMe Skin (Bold Red Lipstick)

Rock Your Rack 2015!

Rock Your Rack 2015 EventThe 3rd annual Rock Your Rack charity event kicked off last weekend on 3 sims with 6o+ designers, 12 silent auction items, 6 fashion shows, 7 live musical performances, 1 dance troupe, and a 10L hunt.  Stop by and shop to your heart’s content knowing that each designer has an exclusive item donating 100% of the sales to the National Breast Cancer Foundation through Models Giving Back in SL until October 11, 2015!  Today, I’ve styled a sweet & sexy look featuring a few of the $10L hunt items from DE. Boutique, Purple Moon Creations and LaVian&Co.

Rock Your Rack Event 2015The SS15 Soldier Of Love 1 Dress by LaVian&C0 is compatible with mesh bodies and has a 48 color HUD giving you endless options of mixing & matching the top and skirt color.  I paired the dress with Purple Moon’s Aretha Heels in White (Slink High) and DE.Boutique Cosmetics Party Girl Eyeshadow Pink & Lipgloss Collection Pink.  To complete the pretty in pink look, I used Kunglers Gaia in Bronze butterfly necklace and ring set offered at The Dressing Room Fusion until October 9, 2015.

Rock Your Rack Event 2015_PrismMany booths at the Rock Your Rack 2015 event are offering hunt gifts including the items above from Prism and Zibska.  The Zoey Set from Prism is a sexy version on business wear with a two piece collection consisting of a cropped jacket, high waist pants and black boots (non-slink).  I paired the set with Zibska Giselle black bobble earrings and DE.Boutique make-up hunt gift.  Check out all the exclusive releases, musical acts, one-of-a-kind auction items, fashion shows and more hunt gifts (including home & garden products)!

Taxi to Rock Your Rack please…

Rock Your Rack Event 2015_Zibska & DE

Daydream Believer…

Angel Summer Tent- The Lexi project

Happy August!  I can’t believe it August, can you?  Not sure where the time went, but I’m in denial.  On the up side, just 4 months till Christmas and soon I can start styling interiors and exteriors for my favorite season, Fall.  But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s squeeze out every last-minute of summer.  When I think of this time of the year, I’m transported back to my childhood with tons of sleepover parties under the stars, party games and our best-loved (often well-worn out) teddy bears and dollies along for the fun.  Fast forward a few years, the kids are all grown-up and the stuffies are left to play and cause mischief.  Using Serenity Style Angel Summer Tent from The Lexi Project, I created a whimsical corner hideaway.  The Lexi Project is going strong and each day the grand donation tally is updated on the The Lexi Project blog.  We still have not reached the goal of $12k, but I have faith we will.  You have eight more shopping days (August 9, 2015) to check out over 350+ designers and creators exclusive items with 100% of all proceeds donated to The Lexi Fund.  So, get shopping and know that your purchase will help one of our own Second Life residents.

The whole space was created with Serenity Style products.  I would particularly like to highlight The Country Drawer set available today ONLY (Saturday, August 1, 2015) for The Neighbourhood and The Country Chest & Cutie Monster from Cosmopolitan Bi-Weekly Event ending tomorrow Sunday, August 2, 2015.  I also want to feature the Gypsy Soul Dreamcatcher over the tent bed, part of  the My Gypsy Soul Caravan on sale at Tres Chic until August 5th and the Wooden Swing Bench & Tic-Toc Wall Art available at The Fantasy Collective through August 15. Have fun with these cool unique design offers.  Happy weekend & happy shopping!

Taxi to Serenity Style please…

Structure: Trompe Loeil Garden Bard Adobe

  • The Country Drawers (The Neighbourhood special offer)
  • Ladder with Towel (part of My Forest Warehouse @ The Gacha Garden summer edition 8/1-8/22)
  • Angel Summer Tent (@ The Lexi Project)
  • Gypsy Soul Dreamcatcher (part of the My Gypsy Soul Caravan @ Tres Chic 7/16-8/5)
  • Wooden Swing Bench & Tic-Toc Wall Art (@ The Fantasy Collective 7/22-8/15)
  • Bowling Ball Pins, Tic-Tac-Toe Game & Rocking Horse {part of the Old B&W Toys Decor Gacha Collection for the Black Fashion Fair April 2015}, Tea Time Set, Sweet Woods, Let Out Sadness Window, Summer Pouf & Summer Bag {part of The Summer Beach Gacha Collection}  Mr. Foxy Green stuffy {part of Mr. Foxy Gatcha for The Thrift Shop November 2014), Love Sign & Things To Do Sign (@ Serenity Style)

Park Place’s generous offers

The Lexi Project Donation- Haven Chair & Table Clock

Hello again!  I know, I’ve been missing in action for a few weeks.  I’ve been working feverishly on a client project and honestly, I’ve hit more roadblocks that any Daytona 500 speed racer.  Time to take a break and share with you Park Place Home Decor’s generous offering for The Lexi Project, a fundraising event for Lexi Zelin, owner of AngelRed Couture.  My favorite part of Second Life are the numerous charity events that help real life causes; from the recently wrapped up Hair Fair that benefited Wigs for Kids, to Relay for Life SL that aids American Cancer Society, to tons more, and I’m always willing to land a hand.

Lexi Zelin, owner and creator of AngelRED Couture, has recently been diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Mounting medical bills and expenses are the last thing the 28-year-old mother needs to stress over.  Over 350+ generous designers and creators have come together at The Lexi Project, with 100% of all proceeds going straight to Lexi running from July 26th to August 9th.  There are also donation kiosks at the event location and for those of you who would like to donate directly, Lexi set-up a GoFundMe page.   Let’s come together and meet or beat Lexi goal of $12k, we are half way there.  The Lexi Project blog tells more about her story, has a complete designer list and gives a daily update on the funds raised.

DeAnn Dufaux of Park Place contributed the Haven Accent comfy barrel chair in 3 different colors (sunshine red {orange}, purple passion {eggplant} and coffee & cream {taupe}), and 3 version of a table clock (white marble, walnut & gold and black marble).  With just one month of summer left, it’s time to start thinking of autumn and slowly transitioning your interior.  Deep sumptuous plum is a major trend in home decor for fall especially when paired with brass and gold accents.  Infusing color and rich textures like jade green, grey and umber coupled with current styles like jute enhance the autumnal feeling and makes your home on trend!  Hop over and spend some Linden knowing your purchase will help Lexi.

The Lexi Project Facebook

The Lexi Project Flickr Pool

Lexi’s Gofundme

The Lexi Project – Blog

Taxi to The Lexi Project please… 

  • Park Place: Haven Accent Chair (Purple Passion) & Black Marble Table Clock @ The Lexi Project
  • Meshworx: Web Table (Rusty Metal)
  • LISP: Faded Summer Rug (Misty Grey)
  • Theosophy: Cheriton Side Table (Gold)
  • DIGS: Cairns Table Lamp (Brass)
  • The Loft: Mara Leather Tray, Concentric Gold, Horn Accent Spiral, Strapped Sphere (m), Bennet Magnolia Vase, Bacall Desk, Bacall Chair, Banker’s Desk Lamp, Bacall Accessory Tray
  • MudHoney: Wooden Orb, Marble Orb, Ophelia Box & Madagascar Boxes
  • %Percent Furniture: %Flec Lamp (black/gold) (The Challenge August Electronic round)
  • Apple Fall: Chinese Credenza, Dusk Canvas {no longer available}
  • Fetch: Zaid Room Divider (texture change, closing July 31, 2015)
  • What Next: Maison Drapes (fog)