First Frost

Icy Princess Bedroom FR

I know what some of my loyal readers are thinking, doesn’t she live in California, has she ever seen snow?  Yes, you are right, I live in the great Golden state and you’re partial correct in your thinking, I can’t appreciate winter unless I’ve been snowed-in and my legs buried deep in snow banks.  For the record, I did see snow once, that was on the same trip to the Sierra when I attempted skiing, for the first and only time, which resulted in a broken leg.  Having said that, I live in the Silicon Valley, where we have our own version of winter and don’t panic at the sight of rain like our southern neighbors.  Speaking of rain, it’s been raining cats & dogs for a few days and last week we had our first ever rain day, almost all schools were closed and most business.  According to the weather folks, we were suppose to get huge gust of winds and heavy rain, they were concerned that the creeks would overflow.  Honestly, seemed like a bunch of smoke and no fire, so to speak, but I can’t complain, California been in a drought for a few years and every drop helps.  When I was a kid, we had a drought and had to extremely cut back our water usage, saving dish water to water house plants and letting our lawns turn brown.  One year, I can remember it like it was yesterday, it was right around Christmas, we had a deep frost and my backyard citrus trees were covered in icicles.  I broke a few off and saved them in the freezer, I guess I thought every drop counts! 🙂

The Mustard Seed Icy Fireplace FR

I was inspired by the colors Winter, specific the frost palette of soft blues, shimmering teals, creamy whites, and sparkling silvers for today’s interior design post using a number of items (some free) from current events.  I created an icy princess bedroom hideaway complete with a stacked mattress daybed from Cleo Designs for The Challenge Fairytale theme, frosted Winter Trees from Trompe Loeil (**FREE**), snowflake winter decor, and a cozy fireplace from The Mustard Seed.  I also wanted to showcase Sassy Ripples Gown (POE7 Gift), a sexy sequined aqua and black number with a low-cut back and peek-a-boo side.  I paired the gown with Chop Zuey Sultaness Set, available on the 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar (gifts for members and non-members) and Belleza’s new Christmas Group Gift skin, Mae.  I hope you have some time this weekend to pick up some of these deals and are inspired by all the magic of the season.

Icy Princess Bed FR

Finishing Touches Snowglobe FR

On a side note, my blog Hidden Gems in Second Life turns two today.  I honestly can’t believe that something I started on a whim has now become a part of my life for the last few years.  As I grow and expand my brand, I reflect back on all the post, looks, comments and suggestions, and all I can say is thank you.  Thank you for your support and readership. Hopefully, I can stop time and post a top 10 list before 2015, but if we don’t meet again till the new year, I wish you a glorious and bright holiday season filled with love, lights, good food and joyous smiles!

Belleza X-mas Group Gift Skin FR

POE7 Hunt | Sassy Gown FR

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Born to be wild!

AD BB 7.17.13, full

Angel Dessous black box Wednesday is back!  If today’s special looks a bit familiar to all you black box lover, that because I blogged about this outfit before.  The only differences is shorter pants and no hat.  The top is a midnight blue with large lace black ruffled shoulders and a super sexy low back.  To challenge myself I change my original styling to embrace a sassy motorcycle chick, clad with spike booties and Finesmith Grapa jewelry set.  This outfit is only available today, July 17, 2013 at the Angel Dessous for 69L.

FOVA 5 winner!

What a great turn out for the Face of Virtual Asia contest!  On Sunday, January 27, 2013, a new FOVA winner was crowned.  Congrats goes out to first place winner Kaliwillo Lane Celt and second runner-up Dannimatic.  The first place winner received the honor of having her face on a billboard in the Little Virtual Asia sim, 1,000L and a 750 GC from Vero Modero, as well as advancing to the final round of the contest.  The second place winner received a 500L GC from Sassy! and 750L GC from Vero Modero, and another chance to compete for the title of Face of Virtual Asia.  There are three more rounds scheduled for the coming month.  Check out the Virtual Asia blog for more details.

This was truly a girls night out party attending by SL hauties Aisha Denimore (MVW finalist), Fuzz Lennie (Vero Modero CEO), Xii (Gizza Mgr), Crusade Parkin (FOVA 3), Naked Angel (Club New Wave), and VA models Dana Yotov & Blossoms Sweetwater.  A big thank you to the contestants for showing us your Harajuku street chic: Kali Lane, Dannimatic, Ilysa Serupta, Tivi ‘Lux’ Darkfold and Chevia Johanson.  And a huge thank you to Margaux Dufax, Stormy Somerton and DJ Zteflon Don for hosting a great street party!

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Face of Virtual Asia, round 5 contest

FOVA round 4, Gloria SilverstoneThe search for the Face of Virtual Asia is on! Mark your calendars for Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 4pm SLT.  Create your best Tokyo Chic/Harajuku/Kawaii/Ganguro look and come enjoy the Little Virtual Asia sim street party with music spun by DJ ZteflonDon.

As the FOVA round 4 winner, I have become a family member of the Virtual Asia team and have had many opportunities to meet interesting new people. FOVA also offers great prizes including cash and gift certificates from prestigious designers Vero Modero and Sassy!

For more information about the contest check out the Virtual Asia blog: virtualasiasecondlife.blogspot.nl