Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree!

A Frozen Christmas - The SL Christmas Expo 2015The fifth annual Second Life Christmas Expo will run from December 3 to 14, 2015 and is a mega event that raises funds for Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL).  100% of registration fees, sponsorship fees, kiosk donations, hunt, raffle, auction, and vendor donation items are paid to Relay For Life of Second Life.  Relay For Life of Second Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and is a virtual version of The Society’s signature real life fundraiser – Relay For Life.  You can find more information about RFL of SL here: http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/ .

The 2015 Second Life Christmas Expo will consist of both holiday and non holiday items from some of the best creators and designers in Second Life, spread across 8 sims!  The Expo will feature special events, including live performances, djs, skating parties, a Snowman Building Contest, Hunt For the Bells, Naughty Or Nice, a Christmas Tree Lot, holiday raffles and gotchas, and of course photos with Santa! The Holiday Of Hope Ball, for the 5th year running, will be held at the Christmas Expo.  And returning to the Christmas Expo as a special event this year is the Avi Choice Fashion Awards.

Whimsical Happenings Lopsi TreeSince there are so many activities happening within the Expo, I wanted to highlight a few in today’s post.  My dear friend, the jolly elf Earth Nirvana of Whimsical Happenings is participating in the Christmas Tree Lot with an exclusive festive and spirited upside-down garden pot tree complete with presents under the tree.  The Lopsi Tree is a modern, unique and whimsical approach to Christmas Tree!  100% of the proceeds of the sale is donated to Relay for Life of Second Life, check it out.

SL Xmas Expo- Oceane Make-up, ZOZ slink nails & Wreath RingAnother fun event at the Expo is the Hunt for the Bells ’15, a $10L hunt with 100% donated to The American Cancer Society.  This year there is a photo contest (12/5-12/15) for the Hunt for the Bells hunt, with a grand prize of $10,000L giftcard with other prizes for runners-up.  To enter you must use at least 10 hunt items, submit a NC listing the items to Earth Nirvana and send full perm picture to Leala Spire for voting & social media placement.  Please keep the picture PG & tasteful.  Good luck!  In my photos above I’m using Spyfalle Holiday Party Paper Lanterns in the windows from the Hunt for the Bells (hint: “let it go”).

SL Xmas Expo 2015- Sage Noel Sweater Dress & Oceane Make-upSo many creators have designed 100% RFL donation items including the Sage Nice or Naughty Sweater dress (pic #1 & 2) available for males & females.  Sage has also created the exclusive Noel Sweater Dress (pic #3) for 50% donation available in a variety of colors.  Gloria is wearing Oceane Body Designs Pretty 1 pack eye make-up and lip color also a 100% to RFL.  Finally, the Cookies for Santa green snowflake draped table  is from Outside the Box, with 50% donation to American Cancer Society.  The SL Christmas Expo offers daily live entertainment, tons of events, hunts, freebies, exclusives all for a great cause.  You have until December 14th to stop by and explore all the wonders of the season!

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Falling for Art in Hats!

Ghee Temptations (Full)Happy Weekend!  Art in Hats – Hats in Art 2015 charity event wraps up today, Saturday, November 14, 2015.  It’s your last chance to purchase amazing creations, hunt for 10 free hat gifts and donate to Team Diabetes of Second Life benefitting the American Diabetes Association.  Today’s schedule of events includes a closing ceremony with a concluding fashion show, live auction, public hat contest winners announcement and last chance shopping party with trivia and prizes, you don’t want to miss out!  At 4pm today the live auction kicks off and you will have the opportunity to bid on Sascha’s Designs Perpetual Black Hat, I blogged last Saturday and many more.  I had hoped to blog more hats and show you some of the freebie hats but my RL didn’t allow it, so be sure to pop over to the event and check out these wonderful designs.

Ghee Temptations (Closer)Today, I’m showcasing a tribute to autumn in Ghee’s Temptation fascinator, an orange maple leaf and green apple.  I paired the headpiece with Indented Reese copper silk wrap dress, Madrid Solo new November group gift Falling make-up and Scrub I sit and think to escape gold necklace to enhance autumnal glow.  Hope to see you at Art in Hats 2015 events later today!

Taxi to Art in Hats – Hats in Art 2015 event 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

Asian Futurism

Asian Future | Junko Koshino (fr)

In the past few weeks I’ve been honored to judge the 2015 Colour of Couture Top Model Competition.  COC, founded by Reign Congrejo and Sequoia Nightfire, showcases the talents of Women of Color in Second Life Fashion across the grid including: Aboriginal, African/African Diaspora, Alaska Native, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American, Maori, Native American, Indian, South Sea and Pacific Islanders, and Indigenous heritages throughout the world.

One need not be a woman of color (in RL) to compete in COC.  The goal is to bring awareness and celebrate the different cultures and ethnicities of women across the global community.  Candidates embrace world cultures, have the spirit and cooperative nature to celebrate beauty, intelligence and creativity of Women of Colour, and honor these women for their contributions and achievements.

img-503597-design-e-arte-de-junko-koshino20130416171366143382Saturday, May 9, 2015 at noon will be the 3rd runway show with the theme Junko Koshino, a Toyko based fashion designer who draw inspiration from “Taikyoku” balancing contrast and harmony.  Significant in Junko designs is the juxtaposition of the individual and the group, dramatic theatrical costuming, futurism, technological innovations, and industrial products.  Koshino work ranges from designing costumes for the opera “The Magic Flute” and “Madame Butterfly,” the Broadway musical play “Pacific Overtures” (Nominated for Tony Award), to designing sport uniforms, and interiors.              homogenic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Koshino challenges almost every preconception about fashion materials available for clothing, her garments feature geometric asymmetrical shapes, bright and contrasting hues, various lengths, and unusual fabrics such as: metals, helmeted figures, sculptural forms, cocoons and spirals, concentric circles, ribbed construction, and materials from plastic to metal to cloth. The circle is most important to Koshino, who sees the form as complete and eternal, both ancient and futuristic.

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One of the best parts of judging a styling contest is you learn about real life global fashion designers that you were not familiar with and since you studied the designers inspiration you can create your own interpretation. I greatly enjoyed Koshino artistry and wanted to design an outfit that merge traditional theatrical geisha with avant-garde futurism coupled with industrial metals playing with textures and shapes.  In the Junko’s Spring/Summer 2014 Poland Fashion Week runway show, the color palette was primarily silver, black, white, touches of hot pinks/neon lime and metal with large sculpted hips.  Since the circle is the central element in Koshino designs, I selected a collar that framed the face and traditional geisha styled hair with fan completing the form.  Hope you liked the styling and if you have tomorrow, stop by the show and see the COC candidates interpretation.  Taxi please…

Asian Future Face | Junko Koshino (fr)Asian Future Half | Junko Koshino (fr)

  • Hair: Sys, Hanayo
  • Skin: Belleza, Ria Pale 4
  • Make-up: Madrid Solo, Killing Me Softly (Eye) & Saturn Spoke (Lips)
  • Dress: Legal Insanity, Phoebe
  • Collar/Cuff: Zibska, Varushka (Collar) & Alcmene (Cuff)
  • Shoes: Azoury, Cordelia