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 gloriasilverstonesl@gmail.com.  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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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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Hunt! Does My Butt Look Fat?

hunt-sl-does-my-butt-look-fat-in-this-huntNew Hunt!  And, I’m excited to inform you I’m an official blogger for the “Does My Butt Look Fat?” Hunt organized by my new friend Earth Nirvana.  Not sure if you guys and gals saw the Pier 1 Imports television holiday ad where the penguin (ornament) asked the shopper, “does this tree make my hips look big?”  Truly, it was the cutest and started a penguin frenzy!  Most women at one time or another have wondered (or asked their partner), do I look fat in this?  We learn at an early age to conceal our flaws or dress for ‘our body types,’ but with all the tricks and wonders of modern spandex some garments just add extra pounds.  In RL we normally don’t embrace the extra curves, but that’s what makes Second Life so wonderful.  We can be whoever we want, no matter what size or body type, you are accepted and appreciated.  And it’s just nice to see some regular normal ladies who have more than 1% body fat from time to time, so break out your curvy girl shape and let’s go hunting!  For all the tall skinnies out there, I found and use in all pics below a free skin & shape by red(Sand) on the MP.

Does My Butt Look Fat in This…? hunt runs from November 3 – 30, 2013, each hunt item cost $5L from 40 stores, more information can be found on the Nirvana Projects website here.  Please note, all LM need to be purchased for $0L from Earth’s store.  Taxi please…

Earth Aqua Outfit

No Salvation Autumn Dress

U Refined Rose Lingerie set

  • Lingerie: U.Refined, Rose Embrace Me Set (includes Tango & Phat Azz appliers)
  • Rug w/Pose: HC Creations, Round Sisal Rug
  • Wall Decor: OhLaLA, Deco Box Love

OhLaLa Blue Outfit

Sin Original Red Outfit

B-UniQ Grey Star pants

D&G Outfit

Reila Floral jeans

  • Jeans: Reila, Floral Jeans
  • Jacket: Ricielli, Biker Jacket (Vliet’s Birthday hunt #7)
  • Pose: Flash Friendly Poses, DMBLFIT 03 mirror

Prism

  • Outfit: Prism, Paquita
Rockin’ Out with Earth & True, get your hunt landmarks here

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