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Finishing Touches Retro LR Set

Nine days till my all time favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day!  Today, I styled a cute retro living set, I Heart You from Finishing Touches, that is ideal for your romantic days and night offered at 50% off the Perfect Ten event until February 15, 2015.  Perfect Ten is a new monthly home and garden shopping event bought to you by The Cookie Jar Community and replaces The Designer Warehouse at the newly remodeled sim location.  Each and every item is exclusive to the event and is offered half price or less of retail.  Perfect Ten event will be available from the 1st -15th every month, pop over and check out all the offerings.  Taxi to Perfect Ten please…

Finishing Touches Retro Sofa close-up

Finishing Touches I Heart You Retro Living Room set consists of an almond leather retro styled sofa and chairs with red/white polka dot heart pillows and throw.  The sofa contains 30+ animations for singles, friends and couples, including a marriage proposal.  Chairs have 16 single male/female animations.  The living room set also includes a plush red rug, texture change coffee table (glass or wood top), decorative accessories {rose vase, gift & box of chocolate}, and red/white polka dot wall frame.  Also available at Perfect Ten are the matching red and cream Feel the Love Heart Floor Poufs (10 couple animations) and adorable I Heart You Screens (both retail price).  I used Lunar’s Seasonal Designs Menu Driven Romantic Roses Chandelier to complete the room (50% off @ Perfect Ten).  Other decorative accessories include Alouette’s Cupid’s Arrow (past group gift), Half Deer’s Sweetmallow Hot Cocoa (FLF), and Dreamscapes Art Gallery’s Tulip Bunch E (group gift).

FT Stupid Cupid hunt gift

Finishing Touches is participating is the Stupid Cupid Hunt (2/1-15) and the Love is an Art paint easel hunt item complemented perfectly with the retro I Heart You living room collection. The easel has animations including sitting or painting with a wearable paint brush and palette. To finish the room design, I added Sway’s Signs of Love and dug deep into my inventory for some other Finishing Touches Valentine decor including the heart topiary, silver love picture frame, and hanging rose hearts, similar items available at the main store.

Recipe for Love Kitchen Set

Recipe for Love close-up

24Karat Roux, designer and owner of Finishing Touches has brought the love into the kitchen with the Recipe for Love Set.  The set comprises of a kitchen island with baking animations, mixing bowls, jars of joy, humor, tenderness and romance, and the recipe for love chalkboard sign.  Also available in the collection is a hutch and spice rack.  Have fun in the kitchen this Valentine’s Day with Recipe for Love!

Taxi to Perfect Ten please…

Taxi to Finishing Touches please…

Ready, set, pose!

A few photo contests ended this evening, Thursday, February 28, 2013.  I wanted to share my entries with you for the Angel of Angel Dessous, coldLogic Anniversary Celebration Poster contest and I “Love New York City” hunt Sweepstakes.

The Angel of Angel Dessous monthly contest theme was Valentine.  Angel Dessous is searching for the next face of AD 2014 and is hosting a monthly contest that has different theme every month.  The top five monthly contestants will receive a 1000L GC and their photo displayed at the store as well as on the website.  There were a number of wonderful entries this month and I wanted to portray cupid magical powers.  I used a black box Wednesday special, Scarlet lingerie, and paired it with red wings and a cupid bow & arrow.  I also added a fabulous hat from Vita Boudoir and was covered in kisses tattoo. The photo was taken at a magical sim, the Beguiled Art Gallery, and my targeted couple for love was in plain sight….once hit with the bow they were Love Struck!

Angel of Angel Dessous Feb 2013, Gloria Silverstone Angel of Angel Dessous Feb 2013=close-up, Gloria Silverstone

The coldLogic Anniversary Celebration Poster contest grand prize winner will receive all new releases until February 1, 2014.  For my entry, I paired the coldLogic anniversary mesh dress in black & white, and used a vintage rose sweater as a pull over (free item at the sample sale room @NYC).  To highlight spring, I wore suede boots and handbag in dusty pink, and a beaded floral fascinator.  I wanted to capture a college girl who planned a weekend trip to the big city for museum and shopping.

ColdLogic Poster Contest, Gloria Silverstone ColdLogic Poster Contest #2, Gloria Silverstone

The I “Love New York” City hunt sweepstakes grand prize is a 2 week stay in a posh New York City Loft.  The object of the contest is to feature hunt items from the Golden Heart hunt.  The Golden Heart hunt had 14 hearts hidden around the sim (14L for 14 days between 2/15 – 2/28).  I was not able to find all the hunt items but I think the gifts will remain hidden because I was able to find someGolden Apples from the December hunt.  The New York City sim is very realistic with tons of areas to use for photo backdrops, new stores to explore, and a sample sale room with exclusive items.

Gloria wakes in her NYC loft and enjoys a cup of morning joe while wearing the red nightie and slippers from Apple May (hunt gifts).

Red Nightie in the morning, Gloria Silverstone

Excited to explore the city, Gloria slips into the Beusy sweater dress (hunt gift) and pairs it with Chop Zuey Pretty Kitty jewelry set, Ploom dipped blond buns,B!asta lavender belt, and The Apple canvas bag (hunt gift). The wonder and joy of the city takes over and Gloria hops on the swings, slides down the slide and sight-sees by the pier.

Sweater dress on swing set, Gloria Silverstone Sightseeing on the pier, Gloria Silverstone

Wanting to tour more of NYC, Gloria changes into the Horns & Halos whimsical Minnie Mouse crop top (hunt gift), Purple Moon red skinny jeans, and heads for the subway.   Next stop MoMA!

Subway exit, Gloria Silverstone Park bench Minnie & Me, Gloria Silverstone

An afternoon exploring and sightseeing in New York City, leads Gloria back to the mission at hand, shopping and gallery visits. Spotting the LOVE sculpture from Robert Indiana, Gloria flies high above the city with her heart balloons while donning the {le fil casse} Queen of hearts pink dress (hunt gift), PM Mara suede boots in Old Pink and Frozen Dew jewelry set in Pink.  I also wore the Pididdleceramic floral fascintaor from the Golden Apple hunt that completes the look.  Dinner is next on the agenda.

Love & Balloons, Gloria Silverstone Hearts dress on bench, Gloria Silverstone

As evening draws near, Gloria changes into the Paper Doll simple and sexy LBD (hunt gift), paired with {{{BSD Design Studio}}} Art Deco necklace (hunt gift), PM red sunglasses, and Pididdle beaded fascinator. I had a wonderful weekend getaway with fun shopping trips, exploring new sims and a great hunt that I highly suggest you partake in. Good luck!

Black Dress with necklace Close-up of necklace

Vote, Vote, Vote, 4 days left!!!

Please vote for my entry in the For the Love of Home photo contest.  I posted interior snaps and a slideshow of my designs in a recent blog post, please take a look. I think I did a wonderful job on showcasing all the varied hunt items.  I’m currently in fourth position and want a fighting chance. Voting is online for free until Sunday, February 24, 2013.

Please vote for Gloria Silverstone!!!!!

http://thecookiejarcommunity.wordpress.com/for-the-love-of-photo-contest/

For the Love of…Home Photo Contest, Gloria Silverstone

I’m having a secret love affair…

with Belle Roussel of Chop Zuey, oh my! Well, if you stopped by her store during this past week, you would too.  Belle generosity was overflowing again as she has Valentine gifts for members, non-members and men.  Membership fee is 350L, well worth it! Go now before they are all gone!

Non Members Gifts, free for all:

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Ladies Member Gifts:

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LovesComingNeck

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Men’s Member Gifts:

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And one last secret special hidden treat!

HeartsCollideSet WG_Rd 

Contests galore!

I have been very busy lately entering a number of photo contest and I wanted to share them with you.

Gloria-big topI entered the 2013 NeoVictoria Calendar contest in late December. The focus was to capture the spirit of the Steampunk sim and to create a photo that would correspond to a calendar month. I made it to the final 15 in-world public voting section. The votes are free and you can vote once per person. If you would like to check out the sim or other contestants (OR, if you are so inclined to vote for me, that would be greatly appreciated).  All photo’s are housed in the skymall photo studio. Voting ends January 16!

Thanksgiving

Honestly, I took so many shots that I had a hard time deciding which pic to select. Also, since we were allowed to submit two photo’s for different months, I wanted to created completely separate looks.  I scored at the Gizza 50% off after Christmas sale and got the stylish steampunk inspired burlesque number (above). My mind automatically jumps to the circus when I think turn of the century era and burlesque, so the circus tent at the NeoVictoria sim was the perfect backdrop to create the mood. Then to switch it up completely, I wanted a traditional Victorian lady gown. The colors in the Grim Bros Miss Tattily gown led me to a welcome home Christmas dinner theme.  Check it out (& vote), it’s a fun sim- always good to explores new venues!

Second, Too Sexy Magazine Cover Model Contest closes tonight. The winner will appear in the February issue of the Too Sexy Magazine with the theme of red or pink (and sexy)!    I styled myself in heart printed lingerie and a love fascinator! Keep your eyes open for other model contest from this magazine.

Gloria Silverstone-Red Hearts

Third, the Headshots in Second Life January theme was blindfold.  I normally don’t frequent the darkside, but I thought Blinded by Love would be a different spin on the entries so far.  This contest closes at the end of the month with online voting deciding the winner via flickr.

Blinded by Love

Last, The White Armory Winter Photo Contest closes tomorrow with the theme of Icy Fanasty.  My dear friend, Kali introduced me to this store (thank you sugar).  The Dare to Dream fairy costume is highlighted in this mystical world.

The White Armory-Icy Fantasy

I very happy to share my information about contests, HOWEVER please do not copy my ideas or themes. I recently had someone directly steal a photo concept and had the nerve to post the picture 12 hours after I posted mine.  I understand Second Life is the wild west, but there is still intellectual integrity, and plagarism is plagarism.