Shop ’til you Drop!

Haute Couture Dress Boutique

I love shopping as much as the next girl, my mom would often say “let’s shop till we drop.” When I learned that the October theme for The Challenge is Shopping, I was excited to create something in Second Life I’ve always dreamed of in real life, my own boutique.  Not only did I design and furnish “Glory’s Haute Couture Shop” with some of my favorite shoes, dresses, and hats, but I expanded the idea into a small seaside district, with “Glory’s Sweet Treat Shop” next door (previously blogged here).  Concentrating on my point of view (POV), of showcasing California interior design and styles, I attempted to create my favorite place on earth, Carmel-by-the-Sea.  I thought my tribute to Carmel build would fit perfectly into the monthly themed ? feature.

Carmel is a small coastal artist community situated on the Monterey Peninsula in Northern California. It is noted for cobblestone streets, small boutiques, art galleries, and being dog friendly.  One day I would love to own a second home in the Carmel Valley, but for now I have wonderful memories of important milestones, like my 18th birthday, spraining my ankle once or twice on the irregular pavement, and ordering a Ramos Fizz at the Del Monte Bar & Grill at the age of 5 (ok, so I guess I should have specify virgin cocktail, please).

Dress Shop Front Door

I used the Black Tulips My First Store exclusive release as the corresponding storefront for both the boutique and sweet treat shop, creating uniformity and consistency in the boulevard. All the merchandise is arranged on Hate This Store Displays with fashion sketches indicating the variety of items. Cleo Designs Tete a Tete chairs with tea set frame the shop windows and the Fitting Rooms are in the corner of the store.  I transformed a Hate This Display Table into a check out area, pairing it with Fetch Shopping Corkboard and Kuro Shopping List.  If you are a designer looking to redesign your store, or ever wanted to fantasize about creating your own store, pop over and pick up these exclusive creations made for The Challenge.

Check Out area

Butterfly Hats

Safari

Gowns & Dresses Full

Cleo Designs Fitting Rooms

Dear Shoes Full

Hucci & ieQed Shoes

Mondrian & Pin-up Hucci

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Lazy Sunday | November

We changed our clocks back and I’m upside down.  Thank goodness the Lazy Sunday offers are good until 11:59pm SLT tonight and filled with goodies for the home and the latest ladies fashion.  Enjoy!

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Izzies_Belt Bracelet Atooly_Bow Ring Addiction Jewelry_Necklace:Earrings Fri DRIFT_Scarf

Pure Poison_Studded Bra f

KoKoLoReS_V-Neck Tee

Leri Miles Designs_ShirtsSugar & Cyanide_Dress The Plastik_Dress

encore_Desk Lamp Immerse_Chairs Creations Kitchen_Food

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Izzie’s (Female Accessories: Belt Bracelet)
► Atooly (Female Accessories: Bow Ring)
Addiction Jewelry (Female Accessories: Jewelry)
► fri.day (Female Accessories: Slink Boots)
► Drift (Female Accessories: Scarf)
► Pure Poison (Female Fashion: Studded Bra)
 f.owl (Female Fashion: T-Shirt)
► [KoKoLoReS] (Female Fashion: V-Neck Tee)
► Leri Miles Designs (Female Fashion: Tops)
► Sugar & Cyanide (Female Fashion: Dress)
The Plastik (Female Fashion: Dress)
encore (Home Decor: Desk Lamps)
Immerse (Home Decor: Chairs)
► Creations Kitchen (Food)

Lazy Sunday September Offerings

Sorry I’ve been a little under the weather lately and I’m late again on the Lazy Sunday list. Run over and grab these deals available until 11:59pm slt tonight.

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Coquet Black Dress ECRU Grace Dress NiNight Creations Sweater Dress & Tee OhLaLa Bra & skirt Iren Hair Ma-Vie Wool Scarf Ma Vie 10 pack pose set EMBODY Pose with broom Holli Pocket Orange Corset la petite morte CorsetPlastik Moon Crystal NecklaceEllabella Piercing Razorblade Jacket Men Dirty Jean shorts Beach Street Fall Sign

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► Coquet (Black Dress)
► E C R U (Grace Maxi Dress)
► NiNight Creations (Taupe Sweater Dress & T-shirt)
► OhLaLa Fashion Boutique (Pink Bra & skirt)
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► Sweet Leonard (Wool Scarf)
► Ma Vie (10 pack Pose set)
► Embody (Poses with broom)
Holli Pocket (Orange corset)
 la petite morte (Corset without bra)
The Plastik (Moon Crystal Necklace)
ellabella (Face Piercing)
► Razor (Men’s Dirty Jean Shorts)
► beach street (Fall/Harvest, Home decor)
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Lazy Sunday Mania!

Gloria in Drift Lazy Sunday dress

Drift Dress (Lazy Sunday), Ricielli Birkin Bag (The Dressing Room), LaGyo Savanna Bangle (Fifty Linden Friday), LaGyo Savanna Necklace (The Dressing Room), Glam Affair Candy America 04 Skin (The Arcade), Wasabi Pills Melissa Hair Chocolate (The Arcade)

Happy Sunday! I know I said I was going to cut back on blogging because my real life is crazy busy now but I can’t pass up the opportunity to share with you the Lazy Sunday list. As always, the 75L special is only good on Sunday until 11:59pm slt.  Let’s get shopping!

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Drift blue dress MoDANNA          Haste part 1            Haste part 2

AUSHKA & CO                    Aeva :: Heartsick

Mustang Trading Post A-S-S-

Black Haus White Market Collage

Rassasy Foods

Cozy Essential room part 2  Cozy Essentials room part 1

End of Daze A.D.D Holli Pocket

        The Plastik

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► Drift
 MoDANNA 
[Haste] (Two dresses)
► AUSHKA & CO
Aeva // Heartsick (Skin)
► Mustang Trading Post 
► A:S:S: (Nails)
► Black Haus White Market
Collage 
► Rassasy Foods
► Cozy Essentials (room of furniture)
► End of Daze 
► A.D.D. Andel!  (Skydome)
► The Plastik 
► Holli Pocket (Bikini)
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Set sail to the Boats & Bikini Expo….

Join us at 3pm SLT today, July 25, 2013 as we christen the launch of the Boats & Bikini Expo sponsored by Oceania Breedables.  I’m very excited about this week-long event because the setting is the posh French Rivera.  There are tons of top SL creators including the best boat/yacht builders, fashion designers and home decor stores: Chez Moi, beach street, Luas Store, Dead Dollz, Aphrodite Shop and Southern Seas Ships.  From July 25-31st there will be a “Treasure Hunt” with prizes at each store.  I’m an official blogger for this event and I will give you sneak peek this week of free hunt items and other “finds.”  So grab your flips flops, shades, sunscreen and bikinis as we sail off to the Boats & Bikini Expo!

Official Boats & Bikinis Expo Sign

Check out all the pictures of the Boat & Bikini Expo on flickr

French Riveria- Boats & Bikini Expo

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Hi, I’m Gloria, your guide to Boats & Bikinis!

As a California girl from the USA, I was so happy to find Inspired Designs.  They had all my beach party needs, including a fab red Weber BBQ complete with burning coals and food, to a colorful beach set with beach umbrella, towels, cooler, picnic basket, french bread and champagne.  The beach towel set includes animations for couples and singles, and a color change option from red to blue.  When visiting Inspired Design shop at Boat & Bikini Expo check out the many and varied beach items on the wall.

Inspired Beach set- hunt gift (couple)- display

  • Beach Party Couple Set: Inspired (animated couple blanket, picnic basket, ice cooler, beach bag & umbrella)
  • BBQ: Inspired (75L)
  • Dress: Luas, Joana Tie-dyed Dress

Inspired- Single beach set-display

  • Sun Bathing Single Set: Inspired (towels, ice cooler, umbrella & sun bathing animations, radio, sunscreen)
  • Bikini: Dead Dollz, Marina Blue Retro-inspired Swimsuit

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Dead Dollz offered 4 retro inspired polka dot swimsuits in Black, Pink, Navy Blue & Red.

Dead Dollz- Marina Black swimsui

Dead Dollz- Marina Retro Pink Swimsuit---display

Dead Dollz- Marina Retro Blue swimsuit--display

Dead Dollz Marina Retro Red Swimsuit---display

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Luas Urban Design offers 3 hunt gifts, the sexy Marilyn dress with 4 color HUD options, Joana  tie-dyed dress with drape back and Prisy purple bikini.

Luas Marilyn Dress (all colors) ---display

Luas Joana Dress---display

Luas Prisy Bikini---display

I will have more sneak peeks of Boat & Bikini Expo hunt items including home decor and rideable boats.  Come around!