Happy New Year!  As I reflect on 2015 one word springs to mind, expansion!  When I started blogging in late 2012 it served a dual purpose; a creative escape and a personal challenge to hone my first-world skills of marketing, public relations and business development on a virtual reality platform.  Looking back, I can clearly see this was my inception stage for the Hidden Gems/Gloria Silverstone brand.  I’ll let you in on a little secret, in 2012 I was planning on returning to grad school to pursue a MBA in marketing.  However, in the back of my mind, I thought it might be a bonus if I created a business and thoroughly understood the business life cycle.  So, as my blog point of view transitioned from fashion, contests and music, to interior design, I moved into the exploration stage.

Framed Hidden Gems Logo2014 was filled with exciting first time adventures from new home & garden sponsors, tons of event blogging, and an interesting proposal… decorate a friend’s home.  I finally had THE idea to form a business.  In the spring of 2014, Interior & Spaces Home Design was born.  The new challenge was establishing name recognition and acquiring new clients.  A problem solver at heart, I quickly came up with a solution and hosted numerous open houses, showcasing different styles and started a new blog feature, The ? Room, spotlighting theme rooms based on current trends.  As a Silicon Valley techie, I worked the social networks and gained followers & readers.  Finally, to further position myself as an interior design blogger, I exclusively represented H&G events, discovered emerging 3-D merchants and contributed to leading Second Life publications….the evolvation stage was complete.

In 2015, I vowed to cut back on blogging and focus on Interior & Spaces Design business development.  And, I did.  But to my great surprise, I was nominated as favorite interior designer, home and garden blogger from my peers with the highly regarded Avi Choice Awards.  Establishing name & brand recognition check!  Soon after the nomination, I was asked to guest blog for first-world design companies, further leading to brand development.  Expansion into the commercial sector was next on my list and fortunately my company, Interiors & Spaces, was hired to design My Light Fashion Agency (& in late December BOSL).  As the summer rolled around, I was itching for water and rented a beach parcel.  Memories of past travels and dreams of future adventures led to my only open house of 2015 featuring three beach shacks, all designed in different themes and one large Bali Ha’i getaway.  (Note to self, host more house tours this year).  The later half of 2015 was filled with charity event blogging for notable organizations (American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, National Breast Cancer Foundation, and World Food Program) and this is truly one of my favorite parts of the VR gaming community, to come together and support each other.  With a career background ranging from corporate to community event planning, I’m pleased when I can utilized my professional experience for a good cause.

My Light Fashion AgencyAs 2015 has come to a close, I’m proud of my business growth, the partnerships I’ve made, and my entrepreneurial spirit!  In 2016, I look forward to thriving business opportunities, steering a flourishing company to greater success and exciting innovative technology to make VR a more immersive experience.

Top 5 in 2015:

1). With Deepest Gratitude

Avi Choice SLIfe Award 2015

2). 6 Essentials for the perfect night sleep

Autumn Glow

3). Interior & Spaces Styles BOSL!

BOSL Winter Landscape

4). East Meets West Open House

Bali Ha'i Full Exterior

5). Act today to change tomorrow!

Team Diabetes_Connie's Set

Interior & Spaces Styles BOSL!

BOSL Traditional Xmas

Traditional Christmas (section #1)

Greetings fellow interior designers, Second Life residents and friends!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season.  Big congrats to Hidden Gems for its’ 3rd year anniversary.  I’ve been bursting at the seems to share some exciting news with you, my interior design company, Interior & Spaces Home Designs, was hired to design four areas on The Best of SL sim for the BOSL’s Holiday Lyric Hunt (December 13th-31st).  BOSL is the premier fashion agency, magazine and shopping district as well as the organizers of the Miss Virtual World Academy, MVW and Mr. Virtual World Pageant.   I’m truly honored to have the opportunity to expand my business from residential home consultation to sim builds for fashion agencies.  The Holiday Lyric Hunt is taking place in four sectors of the shopping district offering male/female/unisex and home decor gifts.  I designed four theme scenes: traditional Christmas (section #1), silly snowmen (section #2), winter landscape (section #3) and modern holiday glam (section #4) using products from Sway’s, What Next, Finishing Touches, Park Place Home Decor, Dreamscapes Art Gallery, The Mustard Seed, Potomac Signature Homes, Chez Moi, Vespertine, The Loft, Convair, Baclava, Trompe Loeil and Silvery K.  Please stop by the different locations to check them out and feel free to contact me for exact product information or design consultation at  Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

BOSL Snowman Overview

Silly Snowmen (section #2)

BOSL Winter Landscape

Winter Landscape (section #3)

BOSL Holiday Glam

Modern Holiday Glam (section #4)

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Tons of contests!

Returning back to my roots and the main reason I started this blog, to spread the word about contest and modeling opportunities.  Well, I have tons to share and the best part, they are open to everyone……

Chop Zuey Logo512X512


Deadline extanded: July 19, 2013

We are on the hunt for the new Chop Zuey Girl.

Are you the next Chop Zuey Girl?  Think you have what it takes?

The Chop Zuey Girl is Smart and Sexy, full of Life and Personality. Creative and Poetic – building her world around her as she likes it – yet keenly aware of the world as it is. Honest, Sympathetic and Kind to all, but you instinctively know she carries a sharp sword. You’ll find her in your Favourite Van Gogh Painting – for she is a work of art. Fun and Funny in one breathe, you are amazed at how swiftly her senses tune into razor-sharp perception and dead-on intuitiveness. Women love her as much as Men and she is absolutely the kind of Girl your mother would adore. Loves Chocolate but swears she is a vegan, Protector of animal rights, adores sensuous fabrics, she is both a Lover and a Fighter, a Romantic and a Realist. The Girl you love to love. Does she sound like you?


1st PLACE WINNER will receive:

a) Honourable Tag: “Chop Zuey Girl” and one-of-a-kind crown & jewels made exclusively by Chop Zuey for the Winner.
b) 10,000L cash prize
c) 5000L Chop Zuey Gift Card
d) Complete Diamond Gown Collection by Chop Zuey
e) Entire VegaCelli 2013 Collection and Complete Upcoming 2014 Collection!
f) A Gift Set from Vero Modero
g) Gift Certificate from Body Doubles for a Free Shape.
h) Custom Set of Poses by PosESion. Winner will model poses on vendor for PosESion.
i) Custom Designed Eye Makeup and Prefessional Head Shot Photo Session with Mardrid Solo.
j) Photo Shoot with esteemed Photographer and Magazine Owner October Bettencourt for October Magazine Spread.
k) An Interview and Photoshoot for SL Fierce Magazine.
l) Photo Shoot with Belle Roussel for Chop Zuey Ad in BOSL Magazine (TBA)


1st RUNNER-UP will recieve:
a) Honourable Tag “Chop Zuey Girl Finalist” and one-of-a-kind crown & jewels made exclusively by Chop Zuey for Finalist.
b) 2000L cash Prize
c) 1000L Chop Zuey Gift Card
d) Photo shoot with Belle Roussel for in Store Ad (TBA)

a) 1000L Gift Card from Chop Zuey Couture Jewellery

FLICKR CONTACT: STEELE SIRNAH ( for all Flickr Issues )
DEADLINE: Friday, July 19, 2013 by Midnight SLT
ANNOUNCEMENTS OF 12 FINALISTS: Saturday, July 20th 2013
WINNER ANNOUNCED: Sunday, July 28th, 2013


World Undercroft – Winner of Mr Virtual World 2012 and Top Model
Reign Congrejo – Creator & CEO of Colour of Couture Top Modeling Competition
Selina Graycloud – Chop Zuey Girl Winner 2012
Steele Sirnah – CEO of SL Fierce Magazine and Top Model

How to Join:

Step 1: The Jewellery you wear in your photos must be by Chop Zuey and MUST BE JEWELLERY FROM THE CHOSEN COLLECTIONS ONLY! (free gifts & members gifts are not acceptable – complete transaction or date of purchase must be shown). Please see the list of acceptable collections from which you can choose your pieces. Each Photo must show different jewellery and preferably a different look, different style or different side of your personality (i.e. First photo natural and the second photo High Couture, Minimalist, Impressionist, Avant Garde’ ect.).


(any photos with jewellery not on the list above will be eliminated)

Step 2: All Contestants must be a member of the Chop Zuey Couture Jewellery Group and list Chop Zuey in their Pics. If you are chosen as a finalist and Chop Zuey is not in your pics or you are not a group member, you risk being disqualified.

Step 3: Take two photos.
a) Size 512 x 512 in TGA or PNG Format only.
b) Photos must be Full Permission.
c) Rename the Photos: Your Name + Pic 1 and Pic 2
d) Do Not put your name or the Photographers name or studio on the picture please. You can credit them in the Enrollment Card.

Remember: Your Photos should highlight and represent Chop Zuey Jewellery at its best, However we are looking for that Girl with the personality, light and heart that shines thru (see above description of the Chop Zuey Girl) – and of course – we are looking for GREAT PHOTOS. Photoshop touch-ups are acceptable. See Note * below for Added Info.

Step 5: Fill out this Enrollment Note card, put your name on it and send to STEELE SIRNAH -NOT BELLE – by deadline – Midnight SLT Sunday, July 14, 2013. NOTECARD ONLY – NO FOLDERS PLEASE!

Step 6: VERY IMPORTANT: Please join our Chop Zuey Flickr Group and post your pics on our Flickr Account at:

The Judges will choose the finalists & winners from flickr.


By Submitting Pictures and application, you agree to give Full Permission to Chop Zuey Couture Jewellery to use them in store display, blog sharing, advertising, shop displays and ad events. Credit will be given.

Please follow directions completely. Any missing information may result in elimination of your application.
PLEASE REMEMBER: All decisions made by Chop Zuey Management shall be final and binding.

Break a leg!
Belle Roussel
Chop Zuey Couture Jewellery

Steele Sirnah
CEO of SL Fierce Magazine
Top Model

* Note:
Lets us give you some direction as to what the Chop Zuey Judges are looking for:

1.) Give Good Face – show us a beautiful face that glows. that means you need to get in close enough when you shoot the photo.

2.) Make your Chop Zuey Jewellery look great!. Also, don’t forget about the 3 P’s – Prim Placement Please. Watch the way the jewellery would move or fall according to your pose – i.e. if you head is tilted to the left then reason says your dangling earring will do the same. Show that to us in your photo.

3.) Photoshop is allowed, therefore take advantage of this to make your Photo look as profession as possible.

4.) Don’t waste your photo on body shots that are too far away. We want to see you and your jewellery. Do that in whatever creative way you see fit.

Thank you
Chop Zuey Couture Jewellery
Chop Zuey Girl Contest 2013

My entry for the contest: 

GloriaSilverstone + Pic 2

Chop Zuey Love & Geometry Set

Gloria Silverstone Resident + Picture 1


Chop Zuey Circus Maximus Set in Silver/Black


Finesmith Muse 2014!

Deadline: Every Saturday at Midnight SLT ?


… are invited to FINESMITH biggest event of the year.

For the third time Finesmith will be looking for that one amazing stylist / model that will be the face of Finesmith.

One that is full of inspiration and is an inspiration.
One that has elevated style into an artform
One who’s ways are novel and innovative.
One who is able to wear the title and can rise above our imaginations as Muse 2014.
One who is born this way.


To be eligable to enter this photographic contest you will need to do the following:

1 Join the in world group Finesmith Muse 2014

2 Submit one full body picture (1024 x 1024) wearing a mix & match style created using Finesmith jewelry (groupgifts are not allowed) to the Finesmith Muse 2014 flickr group and drop the application to the mail box in Finesmith main store- next to the contest ad.

MUSE 2014 Flickr group-

Each week, one photo will be selected by a special panel of judges. The winner will be automatically added to the finals. all photos need to represent a MUSE, a Godess, and be named by your inspiration.

After the weekly challenges (15) an additional 15 finalists will join the 5 finalists from May for the big finale. During a special event, were finalists, audience and anonymous judges mix, the winners will be chosen.

For each Muse, (Rage, Purity, Love, Wisdom and Seduction , a winnner will be crowned Finesmith Muse, win a cash prize of 20.000 L$, and all releases created and released in 2014.  As well each muse will get campaign with finesmith and complete creation representing hers/his Muse title

Clarification: *we will no longer have live casts. the contest is photo contest with finale event in which the 20 chosen models will show their last Muse look*

hope to see many of you
Lets have some magic time
yula Finesmith

* For any questions please contact
Draakje Dailey

special message from yula-
as we all have less time in SL i made changes to the contest, yet now the contest is bigger, the prizes are bigger, and more people can apply.
the contest is not only for runway models its open to stylists of all grid, and as SL opens to different avatars (human, faireys, dolls..etc.), all invited to try their way in this contest. male as well.

5 MUSES will be selected! each will have a spot representing Finesmith and getting the big prize.

Finesmith Muse Logo


vista logo

Vista Animations: Summer of Love Photo Contest

Runs: Friday 21st June to Sunday 21st July 2013 at Midnight SLT


The long hot days of summer are here, so kick off your shoes, dance on the sand and pose with a friend or loved one as part of a new summer themed photograph contest from Vista Animations!

Vista Animations has been bringing you high quality animations and AO’s since 2007 and to celebrate our work in Second Life ™ we are holding our first ever photography contest where you can win some huge prizes.

This contest is open to all SL residents and will run for one month, so you can use your imagination, have fun and maybe even be one of our winners too!

The Prizes!

There will be a total of six prizes overall which includes cash prizes of Linden Dollars transferred direct to the winners and also a choice of products from Vista Animations.

1st winner: Will receive 40,000L$ and 4 VA products of their choice

2nd winner: Will receive 20,000L$ and 2 VA products of their choice

3rd winner: Will receive 10,000L$ and 1 VA product of their choice

Three other runners up will all receive: 1,000L$ and 1 VA product of their choice.


How to enter:

1: The theme of the contest is ‘Summer of Love’ and this can mean love between friends or couples, romantic love or the love of close friends; it’s up to you to decide how to capture this on film, but all photographs must be PG and non-offensive.

2: Use an animation from the Vista Animations ‘Couples HUD’ to take your photograph. You can use animations from either the basic or extended versions. If you don’t own the HUD it can be purchased from our main store here:

3: Think of a summer theme and setting for your photo and then find a friend or loved one to pose with you.

4: When you have your photo or photos, please upload to the Vista Animations Flickr group here:

5: In the photo description box, please add:

*Your full SL name

*The name of the animation you used to capture the photograph (from the Vista Animations Couples HUD)

*The inspiration for the photograph

*The title of each photograph uploaded

All winning entries will be announced in the Vista Animations group in Second Life ™. You can join the group here:

Winners will be announced in this group and at a special member’s party at the end of this contest.

Good luck and have fun!


Contest Rules:

1: You can enter as many photographs as you wish during the duration of this contest.

2: PLEASE keep photographs PG and non-offensive to any of the cultures that exist within both real and Second Life.

3: No nudity is allowed

4: Post processing using software such as Photoshop IS allowed.

5: Please use the Vista Animations ‘Couples HUD’ as part of your photograph (basic or extended version) and list which animation you used in your photo description.

6: Please join the Vista Animations group in SL:

7: The photographs will be judged by Vista Animations staff in real and Second Life plus guest judges. Their decision is final.

8: Last date for posting entries in the VA Flickr group is Sunday July 21st at midnight SLT.

9: By submitting photographs to this contest, you are agreeing to allow Vista Animations to use your images as part of the ‘wall of fame’ exhibit based in the main store at the close of this contest.

Further Information:

Contest and media contact: Persia Bravin

Vista Animations social media:

Twitter: @VistaAnimations
You Tube:

Please note I didn’t enter this one but if anyone needs a partner I’m available 🙂


ART IN HATS – HATS IN ART – Design Contest

Deadline: July 21, 2013 



In a folder you will receive a basic Cloche-Hat (copy/mod) which you can decorate as you please and take a photo of. Please pass the texture to Quan Lavender and take part of the visitors contest. The winners (places 1 to 3) will be nominated by 50% public voting and 50% judging panel.



Places 1 to 3 will receive a huge choice of the event hats.

AVENUE generously sponsors these prizes: Vouchers to AVENUE Models Academy,L$3000 voucher for first place, L$2000 voucher for second place, and L$1000 voucher for third place.

“At AVENUE Models Academy, you will learn the modeling techniques used by highly experienced models who have at least over two years experience. You will be prepared for anything from an audition to a runway fashion show. With our training and instruction by fashion industry experts and top working models, you’ll learn to be the best model that you can be. We don’t just train you…we take you on a journey of uncovering the best in you and providing the best possible training for your success with creativity and fun in a professional manner. We keep our classes small to a maximum of 6 per class so as to ensure that all students have ample practice and attention. Curriculum: – Introduction to the modelling industry and being prepared for it,Professional Modeling & Psychology for Success, Style It Up, Pose Management, Catwalk Training, Runway Practice, Mastering The Runway, FINALS”



Please pass the photos until Sunday, July 7th to Quan Lavender. Public votings will be open until July 21st.

The winners will be announced July 28th at 2 PM SLT!


Questions? Please contact Quan Lavender or Annough Lykin.

My entry for the contest: 

Art in Hat contest- display




Modern Couture Queen 2013

Deadline: July 24th @ 12 pm SLT



Modern Couture Queen 2013
Press Release

Modern Couture gave the beginning of its activities in 2012, and has been gaining ground every day that passes, for this reason we jointly decided to launch a contest to show a new face for the brand and thus create a group of exclusive models. Modern Couture Queen 2013 will be a contest of two months’ duration that you want to prove that the new face will shine with us.

“A queen must have the necessary determination, charisma, the size of a real queen, you know carry clothing and jewelry with infinite elegance”.

The search for our queen started, wait for you!


Crown exclusive and designed by Miss Donatela Couturier.

How to participate?

  • Join the official Modern Couture Jewelry’s group to receive all notices about the contest: secondlife:///app/group/e67d107c-b73d-4969-5296-acb6577bda42/about
  • Join the official Flickr group:
  • Create a unique style using at least two products from Modern Couture. We want to see your personality transpire in the style created that can be casual, formal, androgynous and couture etc. It is at your discretion. Surprise us!
  • Photoshop is allowed.
  • Create a note card titled: “[Modern.Couture] Queen 2013 – Your Name”

    • Inside the note card, have one portrait and full body photo of the style. Also write why you have what it takes to be a queen?
  • Place the note card in the [Modern Couture] in-world store‘s inbox.
  • Add your photos to the Flickr group:
  • All applications that do not correctly follow the rules of participation described above will be immediately discarded.

How will it work?

  • The models selected through the casting will be invited for a closed audition  where they will show their abilities on the catwalk so we can assess the style created crudely without any photo manipulations.
  • The models should use the same style that was sent in the picture of the casting. If you do not pass the audition will be able to return again in the next audition with a new style.
  • After you selected will be invited to the official contest group, “Modern Couture Queen 2013″, and began the journey to become a queen.

Schedule of events:

  • First Auditions: June 15th till June 30th @ 12 pm SLT
    • First Casting: July 6th @ 10 am SLT
  • Second Auditions: July 1st till July 24th @ 12 pm SLT
    • Second Casting: July 27th @10 am SLT
  • Modern Couture Queen 2013 Finale: August 17th @ 10 am SLT

All official events will happen on weekends. Be sure you are able to meet all demands before auditioning.


Winner: Modern Couture Queen 2013

  • Title of Modern Couture Queen in 2013, for a term of one year.
  • Crown exclusive and designed by Miss Donatela Couturier.
  • Exclusive jewelry with your name designed by Miss Donatela Couturier.
  • Exclusive Hair with your name designed by Miss Donatela Couturier.
  • Contract as a model of a year for advertising, vendors and fashion events.
  • 1 year Supply of Jewelry and Hairs (All new and upcoming releases of Modern Couture).
  • L$5,000 cash prize.
  • L$3,000 Modern Couture Gift Card.
  • The model that become “THE QUEEN”, will have the opportunity to designed two jewels with me, and won 25% of each sale.

1st Runner Up: Modern Couture Princess 2013

  • Title of Modern Couture Princess 2013, for a term of one year.
  • Tiara exclusive and designed by Miss Donatela Couturier.
  • Contract as a model of a year for advertising, vendors and fashion events.
  • 1 year Supply of Jewelry and Hairs (All new and upcoming releases of Modern Couture).
  • L$2,000 Cash prize.
  • L$1,000 Modern Couture Gift Card.

2nd Runner Up: Modern Couture Princess 2013

  • Title of Modern Couture Princess 2013, for a term of one year.
  • Tiara exclusive and designed by Miss Donatela Couturier.
  • Contract as a model of a year for advertising, vendors and fashion events.
  • Six months Supply of Jewelry and Hairs (All new and upcoming releases of Modern Couture).
  • L$1,500 Cash prize.
  • L$1,000 Modern Couture Gift Card.

My entry for the contest: 

[Modern.Couture] Queen 2013 – Gloria Silverstone 3:4 [Modern.Couture] Queen 2013 – Gloria Silverstone

Necklace & Headpiece: [Modern.Couture] Couture Hamare
Bracelet & Ring: [Modern.Couture] Gema v2 (available @ Stuff in Stock Discount Event)



Extended Deadline: July 31st at 11:59PM SLT

Are YOU the new face of fashion?


Kastle Rock Couture established in Second Life in 2008 and has grown into a popular choice for quality womens daywear and formalwear. KRC prides itself on fun designs with class, elegance and style.


At this time, we seek a new team of fashion models to walk our latest designs down the runway! Finalists are offered a place in the lineup for our upcoming summer show currently postponed until late summer or early autumn, 2013. They will also be considered our official store models until our next competition,* utilized for possible print ads, events and future runway shows.** (not to be confused with our in-store models spinning around on a stand)

=Join our Flickr group and submit an image to the group pool by July 31st at 11:59PM SLT

=In the description for your photo, put ONLY your avatar’s name. NO DISPLAY NAMES

=Contestant MUST be wearing Kastle Rock Couture clothing currently available in the store. (This means nothing out of the discount store or 4 year old designs no longer sold, etc)

Your image will be judged on 3 criteria:
-Artistic expression
-Avatar appearance
-Styling/representation of product

=Photos will have no writing or logos. A photographer’s “signature” is allowed in the corner if it is modest.

=No nudity.

Semi-Finalists will be chosen by a panel of 5 qualified judges from the fashion and modeling industry. These will advance to the runway phase of the competition. Semi-finalists will be scored on appearance/styling, posing and walking.

Finalists will receive clothing and store credit for Kastle Rock Couture and linden payments. Other incentives may be offered as well.

Please direct any questions to Uschi Darkrose via notecard. No IMs please.

*any finalist can be excused from this position by the designer and/or management. See below.

** Those chosen to fill the model positions understand they are not under contract. Available model work will be per diem and offered at the discretion of management. Either party may end the agreement at any time. You may accept work from other stores/agencies during this time.


Models, it seems, are the subjects of a lot of scams etc, so Spooky Mistwallow, owner/designer for Kastle Rock, has this to say to all candidates:

Models who are chosen to represent KRC will be given all new releases in all colors and will be paid in lindens and store credit for work done for the store, just like all other store employees. Finalists will be considered members of staff and modeling work will be offered to our model staff prior to hiring outside.

By saying the agreement can be terminated by either party at any time, what we mean is that you can quit and we can fire you. You will NOT be fired unless you are a real problem. Staff at Kastle Rock is treated very well and all current employees have remained at least 1 year. All past management still comes to visit and left KRC only for real life, never for another job or for mistreatment.

What we DO want are professional people dedicated to what they do. If you put your own agenda ahead of your commitments, if you are constantly late, miss appointments, live and breathe drama, are rude, crass, intolerant or just plain negative you have no place at Kastle Rock.

My entry for the contest: 

Kastle Rock Couture Model Search 2013, Gloria Silverstone w:border

Kastle Rock Couture Osaka Nights Dress


Carrie’s Lingerie Photo Contest

Deadline: July 31, 2013


Let’s get creative and sexy. Grab your significant other, bff, or that sexy avi you want to get to know better, then get those cameras out and snap away. The winning photo will get a 5000L Giftcard.

This is a couples contest…at least two people in the photo…can be two females, two males, or a male and a female. You can be human or furry or whatever you want.

♥ Entries will be judged on creativity and how well the outfit is showcased.

♥ If you use PhotoShop or any other editing program, you cannot alter the outfit itself in any way.

♥ All photos will be posted to Carrie’s Lingerie Flickr page and the winner will be posted on the Carrie’s Lingerie blog

✿ Choose your favorite outfits from Carrie’s 2013 Collection.
✿ Take a photo (There is a photo studio on the second floor of the store which you are free to use.)
✿ Be creative…think outside the box…you may use editing to get the look you want.
✿ Name the photo with your full avatar’s name (user name NOT display name).
✿ Place the photo (full perms) in a notecard that has all participant names (user name NOT display name).
✿ Drop the notecard (full perms) in the special mailbox marked “Photo Contest” near the desk in the main store.

☞ Must be wearing something from Carrie’s 2013 Collection (it must be recognizable by Judges)
☞ Be a member of the Carrie’s Lingerie group, Regular or VIP.
☞ Only one entry per person.
☞ Full avatar name (not display name) must be on the picture (Description area) or it will be automatically disqualified.
☞ Current Carrie’s staff are not eligible.

If you have any questions or comments, leave a message in my mailbox in the main store or send me an IM if I the board shows I am online.

Have fun and good luck!!


Miss Virtual World Organization
Press Release

Deadline: July 31, 2013


“A beautiful woman uses her lips for Truth, her voice for Kindness, her ears for Compassion, her hands for Charity and her heart for Love. For those who do not like her, she uses Prayer.”

And that’s just the beginning…

She is also like no other.

She is extremely photogenic, possessing a look that is both beautiful and unique — she stands out from everyone else;

She is dedicated to her craft;

She possesses superb modeling skills and knows how to sell an outfit and captivate an audience.

Will YOU become our next MISS VIRTUAL WORLD?


1. Send your best FULL PERM 512 X 512 headshot to Frolic Mills AND Lexa Kronfeld labeled: MISS VIRTUAL WORLD 2014 (your name) – Please don’t forget the title, the year nor your name, or we may never find the picture. Send the texture only, no folders nor note cards please.

2. Also, please send the same headshot to the following email: – Don’t forget to include your name. This image should not be bigger than 1024 x 1024 nor smaller than 512 x 512.

3. Join THE BEST OF SL Magazine Readers Group. All MISS VIRTUAL WORLD 2014 announcements will be made in this group. Copy/Paste the link below in local chat, click it and join!

Link: secondlife:///app/group/aeb9e510-3e8d-ae5f-90b1-b491109d7590/about

4. At the end of every month the judges will select those ladies, from the website, who they would like to see at a live audition. This means your face shot will be your first impression on the judges, so make it fabulous!

5. If you are called back for a live audition, prepare an outfit that you think will impress the judges. You will be judged on your walk, pose, styling and overall appearance.

6. If you get enough votes from the judges, you will be announced as an official MISS VIRTUAL WORLD 2014 candidate.

7. If you were called back, BUT did not make it into the official candidate’s list, you may audition again at a later live audition without resubmitting a new picture.

8. If you were not called back at all for a live audition, you may re-enter a new headshot for the following month following steps 1 and 2 above.

9. Photoshop is allowed, but please keep photographs realistic so that it reflects how you actually look in Second Life.

10. Monthly auditions will be held from May till September. In October we will announce ALL the Official MISS VIRTUAL WORLD 2014 Candidates.

11. The MISS VIRTUAL WORLD 2014 Pageant will be held on Saturday, December 14th 2013 at 10:00 am SLT. Please be aware that all rehearsals and press presentations will be held on Saturdays or Sundays at around this time from October to December. If you cannot commit to this schedule, please don’t audition at all.

12. You must be a RL female and be able to conduct voice interviews.

13. If you don´t speak English, you may still audition, but you must provide a translator for yourself during interviews and rehearsals if you become an official finalist.

Please direct any questions to Carilynn OHare.

Let the search begin!

Frolic Mills
MVW Organization CEO
© A BOSL & CO Press Release May 2013


Love My Style Contest

Deadline: Sunday, August 4, 2013
Theme: Summer Ball

Rules are the same as before except to remind you all that have won before… you CAN win again this round. Only person who cannot win this round is the winner from contest 10.

Please either POST your 2 pictures on the Love My Style Contest group in flickr or send to Piper Hanriot in Second life. One has to be a full body and the other of your choice.

Make sure to put in the description the following:
Your Name and contest nbr.
Maker of the clothing you are wearing.
Location where outfit can be purchased (url or info on marketplace)
Couple of sentences about the dress, ease of fit, is it mod, flow of the prims etc.
Additional info : jewelry, skin, shoes, hair is optional but appreciated.

REMEMBER this is about wearing what is in your inventory unless you do not have what you need to meet the contest theme. All contest MUST be turned in to me in SL or posted here by Sunday 4th August. Winners to be announced soon after.

The prizes will be First Place: 1500 L’s for first as well as appearing in the announcement of contest Nbr. 10 and my pre-release dress I am working on right now.
Second Place: 750 L’s
Third place will receive 400 L’s
Fourth Place will receive 200 L’s

If you have ANY questions please feel free to contact either Kaliwillo Lane Celt or Piper Hanriot. GOOD LUCK to you ALL!

Get the word out … this is a FREE contest and results are judged by Kaliwillo Lane Celt and three guest judges which rotate each contest.


AVENUE presents Liv-Glam – GLAM GIRLS 2013

Start Date: 24 July 2013

Closing Date: 17 August 2013




We are happy to announce the first Liv-Glam Styling Contest where we would like to see contestants come up with a Glamorous look that reflects who you are, using Liv-Glam outfits in four categories of glamorous styles :

1. Glamorous Girl – Casual Glam
For your everyday life and your everyday needs. All the glamour girls know that with this line has everything they need, then all it takes is adding a pair of shoes and they’re ready to go take a walk outside or meet up with friends.

2. Glamorous Girl – Business Glam
Going to have a meeting at the office and don’t know what to wear? Well, Liv-Glam is here to help, providing you with pieces that can keep you just as chic and fabulous as you are with a touch of business formal. Perfect to look glamorous at the office without the hassle of wearing boring grey suits.

3. Glamorous Girl – Cocktail Glam
If you are going out to a semi-formal event, to a wedding, or any kind of event that doesn’t require black tie for gentlemen and gown for the ladies, then this is exactly what you need. Cocktail dresses come in several lengths but we are sure that you will find exactly the length that suits you best at Liv-Glam, all to make yourself look fabulous in those elegant evenings.

4. Glamorous Girl – Club Glam
Going out with the girls or with your significant other? Jeans and t-shirts are not going to cut it this time. So, Liv-Glam offers you a range of fun and glamorous clothes for you to wear on those nights when all you want to do is dance until you drop… while looking super chic of course!



1. Contest Schedule

[ June 2013 Semi-Finals ]

Start Date : 24 May 2013

Closing Date : 15 June 2013

Results for Selection of Contestants for Semi-Finals : 17 June 2013

Rehearsal for Contestants: 18 & 20 June 2013

Semi-Finals Showcase : 22 June 2013

[ July 2013 Semi-Finals ]

Start Date : 24 June 2013

Closing Date : 13 July 2013

Results for Selection of Contestants for Semi-Finals : 15 July 2013

Rehearsal for Contestants: 16 & 18 July 2013

Semi-Finals Showcase : 20 July 2013

[ August 2013 Semi-Finals ]

Start Date : 24 July 2013

Closing Date : 17 August 2013

Results for Selection of Contestants for Semi-Finals : 19 August 2013

Rehearsal for Contestants: 20 & 22 August 2013

Semi-Finals Showcase : 24 August 2013

[ September 2013 Semi-Finals ]

Start Date : 24 August 2013

Closing Date : 14 September 2013

Results for Selection of Contestants for Semi-Finals : 16 September 2013

Rehearsal for Contestants: 17 & 19 September 2013

Semi-Finals Showcase : 21 September 2013

[ October 2013 Semi-Finals ]

Start Date : 24 September 2013

Closing Date : 12 October 2013

Results for Selection of Contestants for Semi-Finals : 14 October 2013

Rehearsal for Contestants: 15 & 17 October 2013

Semi-Finals Showcase : 19 October 2013

[ November 2013 Semi-Finals ]

Start Date : 24 October 2013

Closing Date : 16 November 2013

Results for Selection of Contestants for Semi-Finals : 18 November 2013

Rehearsal for Contestants: 19 & 21 November 2013

Semi-Finals Showcase : 23 November 2013

Finale: 20 December 2013

Rehearsal: 13, 16 & 18 December 2013

– Semi-finalist winners will be announced 3 days after the semi-final and the semi-finalist winners should be available from the day of announcement of results to the 30th of that month for a photography and interview session with AVENUE Magazine.

– Each contestant must be committed to the aforementioned schedules.

2. Eligibility

– This contest is open to anyone above 6 months old.
– AVENUE & Liv-Glam management staffs are not allowed to take part in the competition

3. Entry & Submissions

– Entries must be submitted via Flickr to participate – link:

– Each entry/photo should be square format preferably 1024 X 1024 jpeg.

– Each photo submission needs to be titled : Your name_Glam Girls_Month_Category e.g. Marina Resident_Glam Girls_Cocktail Glam.

– The photo submission deadline as stated above.

– Entries submitted must include the name of the outfit and items styled with it in the description.

– Outfit worn must be a Liv-Glam fashion product.

– Outfit worn must be a Liv-Glam fashion product only. NO K-COLLECTION

– Outfit used MUST NOT be from the gift area.

– If you are not chosen as a monthly winner you may re-enter the contest in the following months as many times as you wish.

– Creative and clear photography are a must. Photograph can be shot by a third party photographer but excessive photoshopping is discouraged.

– Each entrant can enter into any or all categories each month but only one submission can be made for each category. Should the entrant be selected to enter each month’s semi-finals, they will be selected based on the best entry for one category.

4. Prizes

Glamorous Monthly Prize Winners:

3000L Cash

2000L Gift Card

An outfit named after them.

An upcoming Liv-Glam official vendor shot.

$1000L voucher with AVENUE Models Academy

Inclusion in a spread and interview in AVENUE Magazine

Grand Finale Winner Prizes:


All new releases for the next six months.

Vendor shots

Glam Girls Crown

5. Winners

There will be one winner from each category every month until December with a total of four winners per month. A grand finale will be held in December. Each finalist will compete in their respective categories to become Liv-Glam’s Glamour Girl and will hold the title for six months.

So join us in this glamorous contest today.

Ready, Set, and Liv-Glam!





Liv-Glam features the fabulous designs of the creative and always fashion forward, SamanthaSjones. Liv-Glam fashion philosophy is to give everyone the vision of looking glamorous by providing fashion products which are prefect to achieve the look of elegance. Every women can find glamorous, affordable outfits to wear from morning to evening, from casual to chic to formally elegant, yet with details that set them apart.


Event Concept, Production & Marketing by AVENUE

AVENUE Inc, the parent company of AVENUE Magazine, AVENUE Models, AVENUE Models Academy and AVENUE Marketing & PR, was founded in 2007 by Rusch Raymaker. With a team of highly professional and qualified fashion, creative and marketing professionals, AVENUE strives to continuously promote the Second Life fashion industry to a higher level. In 2009, AVENUE led the first fashion track and published a print issue of AVENUE Magazine at the Second Life Community Convention. AVENUE celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2012 and in partnership with Zzoie Zee, launched its latest development of a four sim region called zenshi – a Neo Zen lifestyle region which hosts the ultimate in fashion, lifestyle, entertainment and the arts. AVENUE continues to break new grounds in creativity, fashion, marketing and publishing within and outside of Second Life.

For more information, please contact :

Rusch Raymaker
Email :
Website :



So Retro Photo Contest

Open Deadline!


In the spirit of a So Retro second life I’ve decided to do a little photo contest. Winner will receive a $1,000L to shop your little heart out.

To enter:
1. Upload a photo of your retro avatar hanging out in any retro sim to the flickr group:
2. Add your photo to the group and title it “So Retro Photo Contest”
3. You must be a member of the So Retro group in second life
4. You must be a member of the flickr group, of course.

The best photo wins! (comments and favorites help)

I’ll also send you a notecard with the best retro shops and current sales so you can get the full bang for your prize!

More information contact Kali Reynolds!


Fashion For Life – Tribute to John Galliano & The 7 Wonders of the World

Update:  I want to spotlight the ethereal Lolly gown designed by *SoliDea FoliEs*, exclusively for Fashion for Life.  It was worn by the beautiful, talented, creative and soulful Cao Lionheart, Miss. Virtual World, South Korea (retired).  Personally, I’m always inspired by Cao’s dramatic artistic styling, the humanity she portrays in her blog and her generosity of spirit.  The Lolly gown embodies all that is soft and graceful, airy and fragile, qualities that personify Ms. Cao.

Lolly gown

The Fashion for Life final runway show was a tribute to John Galliano that took place on the  Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 10am SLT.  I was invited by Warm Clarity-Jupiter, CEO of Ghee and unfortunately, I crashed more times than Liz Taylor married.  However, I was able to see the final ‘one of a kind gown’ worn by Frolic Mills, CEO of BOSL and designed by the extraordinary Belle Roussel of Chop Zuey.  Frolic was dripping in 500 diamonds and rockin’ a nice weave.  The gown was auctioned off right there on the runway.  Drama and catfights abound, and that was in the audience.  The auction started at 5,000L and quickly turn serious when a two ladies tried to out bid each other (and at some points out bid themself).  Finally, the price hit 100,000L and everyone was sure that one of the ladies were going to be seen on the grid in this gown….but out of nowhere a silent bidder drove the price up to 140,000L and crazy offers were being thrown in to sweeten the pot (Frolic will style you in the gown for 150,000L, Belle will make the same gown in black diamonds for 175,000L, and a little something about someone sucking on toes,  eeew).  The winning bid was from the silent bidder for 150,000L and one of the ladies donated 100,000L for the black diamond gown.  All the proceed goes to the American Cancer Society.


Following the live auction, some of the exclusive runway gowns were placed ‘on sale’ for 50% off, at the back of the runway available until close of FFL, Sunday, March 17, 2013.  Honestly, the sale prices were so high that I couldn’t consider attempting to justify taking any of the gowns home.  But, I took a few pictures of some of the creations to wet your appetite.  And, if you have not checked out FFL, do so now.

Boudoir Gizza

MoreaTres Beau

The week-long event closes on Sunday, March 17, 2013.  There are 7 sims, designed after the Seven Wonders of the World.  The Egyptian sim, Temple of Zeus at Olympia is awesome and houses Liv Glam, Body Doubles and Amacci.  The Greek Temple, Artemis at Ephesus houses Virtual Impressions, Mohna Lisa Couture, Belleza, and Bliss Couture.  For a lush and tropical escape, stop by the Gardens of Babylon.  This sim is truly gorgeous and it’s my favorite by far, it houses Tres Beau, Gizza and !deviousMinds.  The far out Pyramid of Giza sim is sensational, just the ride alone entering the sim is worth it….. well for anyone who saw Star Wars opening with Luke speeding in and out of tunnels, you get that and so much more.  The sim houses Chop Zuey, Madrid Solo and Morea.  Up next is the half under water sim, for a lack of better description, Lighthouse of Alexandria.  (And, for all my Steampunk lovers out there, a crazy cool half chair, half eye, half garlic thingie that worth a peek).  Personally, I got a little creeped out here but it could be my fear of seagulls rather than the sim.  This one houses Purple Moon, Boudoir and Carrie’s Lingerie.  And, finally the giant stone man, Colossus of Rhodes.  Honestly, I have nightmares about this dude and my constant climb up his leg.  He houses Finesmith, Emotions and Wet Cat.  For the sim build only and the art, go and participate.  The runway and party lounge represnted the final Wonder of the World, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.  Also, at the main landing point there is a memorial garden, hope haven, resource library and a survivors gazebo, a peaceful and serene escape that you need to see.  Remember 100% of the proceeds goes to charity, so that’s worth taking a look for, right?

Modeling contest & styling show

This weekend is packed with styling shows and modeling contest. So plan your schedule now and good luck to all that are participating.


Friday, January 25 – Deadline for Loovus Dzevavor Face of LD Contest.

I blogged about this contest before and you can find the details here.


Saturday, January 26 at 11amMs. Mohna Lisa Couture 2013 contest final show.


You have followed us as the most beautiful women have entered this contest month after month.. but now the time is nearly upon us! Beauty, Elegance, Grace and Entertainment, all in one location and we all wonder..

Who will it be?

Beautiful ladies in exquisite couture gowns, with an exciting performance from The Dazzlers Dance Troupe. Truly a delight for any fashion lover.
Join us on January 26th at 11 am slt and share the excitement of the Finalists as they walk the runway in competition for the coveted title of Ms. Mohna Lisa Couture 2013!


Saturday, January 26 at 3pm – Canary Fashion present Supreme Talent 2013 round 2. The styling contest has closed but it is open to the public to watch the show every Saturday.

Canary Fashion, a Spanish model agency, has decided to start its career in styling competitions, beginning with the first of these called “Supreme Talent 2013″, which will consist of five different galas, presented every Saturday from January 19, and the grand final on February 16. With the participation of 20 models, as well as 25 judges, all of them renowned within the Second Life fashion world.

This contest has the particularity that in each gala will have five different judges, which will give its assessment direct, explaining each participant what were their successes as well as their mistakes in the presented styling. Each week will be eliminating the 3 participants who obtain less voting, so that in the end only eight will reach the final gala. Scores are not cumulative, so each gala starts from cero, allowing each contestant to review their mistakes and take the next challenge with greater momentum.


Saturday, January 26 at midnight – Deadline for The Metaverse Pageantry commercial video application.

Hello and warm welcomes to all of you who are reading this. Metaverse Pageantry is alive After months of careful structuring we are proud to announce that Metaverse Pageantry was officially launched on 1-20-13 in Second Life. We are thrilled to have gained the approval to and rights to host the pageants that will find their home in the Metaverse Pageantry family.


Sunday, January 27 at 4pmFace of Virtual Asia round 5.

Create your best Harajuku street look. More details can be found here.


Monday, January 28 at 12:30pmMimmi Boa Modeling Academy Graduation

For landmark or invite, contact Mimmi Boa or Sequoia Nightfire


SL Top Modeling Competition


Imagine a modeling contract with over 20 designers. Do you have “the look, the style, runway and posing abilities as a Top Model to ‘sell’ an outfit?

SL Top Model Competition is organized by BOSL however, BoSL will not play a part in choosing the winner. The greatest part of this competition is your abilities will be judged by the designers themselves.

That’s right! You will be judged by the creators of some of the most beautiful creations here in Second Life. This competition is open to all models on the grid, male, female, from any agency, ex misses and misters, etc… We mean any and all!

Let’s see if you have what it takes to be SL’s TOP MODEL.

Please send Frolic Mills the information below:

  • One portrait (LABEL- I AM A TOP MODEL-Your Name-Head shot)
  • Body shot (LABEL- I AM A TOP MODEL-Your Name-Body shot)


SATURDAY FEB 2ND: A list will be sent out and if your name appears on this list you will attend the live casting at 9:00 am SLT. The designers will choose 30 contestants to enter the competition.

Every Saturday, starting February 9th to March 9th there will be a challenge. Four models will be eliminated in each presentation. THE GRAND FINALE for SL TOP MODEL will be on Sunday March 17th during closing day for FASHION FOR LIFE 2013 FAIR.

PLEASE NOTE: All the challenges, including the finale, will be held at 9:00 am SLT.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU and may your modeling career never be the same!


Monday, February 11 at 10am– Deadline for Dior style contest. This contest is ONLY open to NON-Certified models.

Show Me Your BEST – SL Resident DIOR Style!

Like to be creative? Love seeing unique designs rocking the runway and wish you could be there strutting your style and flair? Interested in possibly modeling in SL, but you need a helping hand to get things moving? Think you have what it takes to put an amazing outfit together based on a specific, real life high fashion designer?


**The Creative Loft** proudly presents
“Show Me Your BEST – SL Resident DIOR Style!” contest!

This contest is open GRID-WIDE, male and female, and is for NON-Certified model avatars ONLY. In other words, those who have graduated at any modeling academy cannot enter. This contest is designed to give a new model the chance to fulfill a seemingly impossible dream for them.

THEME: Style your avatar from head to toe to mimic the styles of the real life fashion house, Christian DIOR.

PRIZES: (As of Jan 13th) (more to be added)


  • The entire Walk 12 Series from .:IsoMotion:. (8 sets, 168 walks) [value of L$152,000]
  • The entire Haute Couture Series from .:IsoMotion:. (3 sets, 12 walks, 5 stands) [value of L$1,800]
  • Photo shoot by Kent Nowicka including Portrait, 3/4 Body-shot & Full Body-shot for your fashion portfolio. [value of L$2700]
  • Fantasy Fashion Makeup FATPACK by Madrid Solo + Fashion photo shoot for your fashion portfolio. [**Specific details of the gift will be posted in the near future. May be altered by designer.]
  • A set of 10 custom poses made for your avatar after the contest by Amici Poses. [value of L$1000]
  • A feature full page article about Top 3 contestants will be in InKline magazine.


  • Choice of 4 sets from the Walk 12 Series from .:IsoMotion:. (4 sets, 84 walks) [value of L$76,000]
  • Choice of 1 set from the Haute Couture Series from .:IsoMotion:. (1 set, 6 walks) [value of L$750]
  • Photo shoot by Kent Nowicka including Portrait, 3/4 Body-shot & Full Body-shot for your fashion portfolio. [value of L$2700]
  • Fantasy Fashion Makeup FATPACK by Madrid Solo + Fashion photo shoot for your fashion portfolio. [**Specific details of the gift will be posted in the near future. May be altered by designer.]
  • A set of 6 custom poses made for your avatar after the contest by Amici Poses. [value of L$600]
  • A feature full page article about Top 3 contestants will be in InKline magazine.


  • Choice of 2 sets from the Walk 12 Series from .:IsoMotion:. (2 sets, 42 walks) [value of L$38,000]
  • Photo shoot by Kent Nowicka including Portrait, 3/4 Body-shot & Full Body-shot for your fashion portfolio. [value of L$2700]
  • Fantasy Fashion Makeup FATPACK by Madrid Solo + Fashion photo shoot for your fashion portfolio. [**Specific details of the gift will be posted in the near future. May be altered by designer.]
  • A set of 4 custom poses made for your avatar after the contest by Amici Poses. [value of L$400]
  • A feature full page article about Top 3 contestants will be in InKline magazine.

This is a 5 STEP PROCESS to potentially become one of the TOP 10 FINALISTS:

  • STEP 1: Style your avatar completely from head to toe in fashion style mimicking Christian Dior.
  • STEP 2: Take a 1024×1024 photo of your full avatar. Photo-editing is allowed but keep it minimum and true to your inworld avatar.
  • STEP 3: Include the following in a notecard:
    • A.) A list of what you are wearing
    • B.) The uploaded photo of your avatar
    • C.) The inspiration photo(s) from Christian DIOR
    • D.) A short paragraph of how these photos inspired the outfit you are wearing.
    • E.) Confirm that you have the following in case you are selected as a finalist:
      • Active SKYPE account, a pose HUD, at LEAST 4 poses and 1 walk animation.
  • STEP 4: Title the note card, “TCL DIOR Entry (YOUR NAME)
  • STEP 5: Save and send the notecard to Redtess69 Resident


  • Note cards must be sent to Redtess69 Resident by Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 10 AM SLT
  • Two mandatory rehearsals during the week of February 16th-21st
  • Mandatory dress rehearsal on February 22nd
  • Contest Finale and Awards Show on February 23rd

FINALISTS: Final selection will be announced between 5-6 PM SLT on Friday, February 15th, 2013. Finalists will receive a congratulatory note card and invitation to the **TCL** Group by Redtess69 Resident.


  • All contestants must NOT have had any graduations from SecondLife modeling academies.
  • All finalists must have the following: Active SKYPE account, a pose HUD, at LEAST 4 poses and 1 walk animation for the final show.
  • All finalists must be available to attend 2 rehearsals during the week of February 16th-21st.
  • All finalists must be available to attend dress rehearsal on February 22nd
  • And of course, the Contest Finale and Awards Show on February 23rd