Thursday, June 19, 2014

Update

Dear Readers,

     Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and messages of concern and support.  All are greatly appreciated!
      I will be away for awhile longer with RL.  When I return, I look forward to hearing about your adventures in Second Life, and blogging amazing items and events!  Speaking of events, be sure to save your lindens to help support raising funds for Wigs for Kids by visiting Hair Fair 2014!  The event will be going on from July 12th to July 27th!  Make sure to mark it on your calendar, because you don't want to miss out on the fantastic styles and exclusive releases from your favorite creators!



Until I return...

Happy Shopping!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Offline

Dear Readers,

      First, thank you all for supporting the EB Awareness Event!  The event raised $1171.85 USD, and we couldn't be more thrilled!  Thank you again!
      Next, I want to tell you that I became ill a little after the EB Awareness Event began.  I have been offline due to being ill, and I do not know when I will feel up to returning to SL or blogging.   Thank you for your kind messages and emails of concern.

Sincerely,
NatashaAngelfire
     

Friday, May 2, 2014

EB Awareness Event

I want to thank each of you for spreading the word about the EB Awareness Event and for participating in the event by making purchases, attending activities, and for your donations!  Thanks to you, the event has raised over L$107,000 so far! 

As I mentioned in my previous post, there are over 40 fabulous designers and creators participating in the event!  Today, I want to show you the Siena Luxury Home found at the Quantum Luxury Homes booth!   I am thrilled to tell you 75% of each sale of the Siena Luxury Home will be donated to Debra of America!  

Below are some photos of the gorgeous home!  The Siena Luxury Home has a fountain in front, patio with pool and fire pit in back, foyer, living room, family room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, and two bedrooms!  

Siena Luxury Home -- Front View
Siena Luxury Home -- Entry View


Siena Luxury Home -- View to Pool

Not only is the Siena Luxury Home beautifully created and textured, you will also find delightful options not found in many homes.  For instance, there are several options for the lighting, adjustable window tint, running water in taps, animated poses for bathroom sink, shower, and tub, and even the burners on the cook-top in the kitchen light up!

Siena Luxury Home -- Kitchen View

Siena Luxury Home -- Bathroom Views (shower not shown)

Another way the Siena Luxury Home impressed me was the ease of set-up!  The rezzer for the home was extremely easy to use, and even landscaped the area to allow for SL water to be used for the pool! I've never run into such a wonderful process in another home!

Siena Luxury Home -- Back and Pool View

While you are at the EB Awareness Event, please be sure to watch the videos about EB at the landing area, visit the other booths and the Butterfly Cave, and explore the lovely rest areas behind the booths!  Of course, we also ask that you tell your friends about the event to raise awareness of Epidermolysis Bullosa and funds for Debra of America

Hugs to all and happy shopping!


Credits:
Quantum Luxury Homes @ EB Awareness Event -- Siena Luxury Home (75% of purchase donated to Debra of America)




Thursday, May 1, 2014

EB Awareness Event in SL & Guest Speaker Jodi Champagne

I apologize dear readers for not getting a post done before now.  Like many others in SL, I have been experiencing issues with my viewer.  Though I am still having some issues, I did manage to take a few  photos of some items you will find at the Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Awareness Event.  There are activities daily and over 40 businesses at the event!  Each business is donating 50%, or more, of each purchase to Debra of America!  The event will continue until May 5th, so you still have plenty of time to visit!

Today, we are honored to have RL author and photographer, Jodi Champange at the event!  Jodi is the author of Courage Under Wraps and will be speaking today at the event starting at 11:00AM SLT!  This is your chance to meet Jodi, hear about her work, and also learn more about Epidermolysis Bullosa!



Ah yes, I did mention shopping, didn't I?  Shown in the photos below are a few of the exquisite items by KaTink, Corrupted Innocence, Glow Designs, Spellbound Hair, and DaneMarkZ.  These items, and more, can be found at the event!  Believe me, you do not want to miss out on these fantastic exclusives and discounted items!

Event Exclusive from KaTink - Chasing Butterflies (5 Poses and Butterfly Prop)
Event Exclusive from Corrupted Innocence - Wild Butterfly Dress (available in 6 colors)
Event Exclusive from Spellbound Hair - Sunday (Spring color pack)
If you read the title of the event, and you have not heard of Epidermolysis Bullosa...you are not alone.  On the Debra of America website, EB is referred to as, "The worse disease you've never heard of."  EB is a genetic connective tissue disorder.  Though there are several forms of EB, each form is similar in that the skin, and other tissue, is extremely fragile.  The smallest amount of friction results in extremely painful tears and blisters.  Those with EB are often referred to as "Butterfly Children" because their skin is as fragile as the wings of a butterfly.

Event Exclusive from Corrupted Innocence - Wild Butterfly Dress (available in 6 colors)
Event Exclusive from Spellbound Hair - Sunday (Spring color pack)
I had never heard of EB until my friend, Cerise Emor, spoke to me about her RL volunteer work with Debra of America (Dystrophic Epidemolysis Bullosa Research Association of America).  While we were talking, she shared with me the heartbreaking story of an 18 month-old child named "Hope" who has EB.  She has grown very close to "Hope" and her family during the time she has known them.  Cerise has told me some about the hospital stays and the procedures "Hope" has had to endure as she is even unable to eat because the friction of just swallowing causes injury.

Discounted Item from Glow Designs - Spring Breeze Frill Dress (available in 8 colors)
Event Exclusive from Spellbound Hair - Sunday (Spring color pack)
Event Exclusive from DaneMarkZ - Summerlovin' Necklace (available in 5 colors)
I have changed the name of the child to "Hope" for the families privacy, and also because even though "Hope" is in unimaginable pain, she still manages to melt your heart with a smile and her laughter is contagious to those around to hear it.

"Hope" is the reason the EB Awareness Event in SL was dreamed into being.  In late March, "Hope" was not doing well and was in the hospital again.  Cerise had visited "Hope" in the hospital and spent the day with her family.  She was in tears as "Hope" was having to endure so much for one so young, and she was feeling frustrated there wasn't more that could be done for her.   While we were talking about "Hope" and the fact so few knew about EB, I mentioned to Cerise we should plan an event in SL to raise awareness of EB and funds for Debra of America.

Event Exclusive from DaneMarkZ - Summerlovin' Necklace (available in 5 colors)
Inspired by "Hope", Cerise and I reached out to Ray Burdeyna, owner of Burdeyna Islands, for assistance with a location for the event.  We were so very grateful Ray donated a half-sim for the event!  Without his generosity, the event couldn't have taken place!  Next, we began reaching out to designers, creators, bloggers, entertainers, and anyone who could help by participating in the event or by donating items.  We were overwhelmed by the willingness of those we contacted to help in any way they could, and by those so generous in donating their time and talents!

I hope you will take a few moments out of your day and visit the EB Awareness Event to hear Jodi Champange speak today, to learn more about Epidermolysis Bullosa, and to donate to Debra of America.  If you would like to donate directly, please visit their website and click the "donate now" button!

Hugs to all!


EB Awareness Event Creator Credits:
Corrupted Innocence @ EB Awareness Event -- Wild Butterfly Dress in blue (Event Exclusive)
DaneMarkZ @ EB Awareness Event -- Summerlovin' Necklace (Event Exclusive)
Glow Designs @ EB Awareness Event -- Spring Breeze Frill Dress (Event Discounted Item)
KaTink @ EB Awareness Event -- Chasing Butterflies Prop and Pose (Event Exclusive)
Spellbound Hair @ EB Awareness Event -- Sunday Spring Color Pack (Event Exclusive)

Other Credits:
Shape:  Anna Shapes @ Designer -- Nara (available until May 3rd)
Skin:  WoW Skins -- Riwen
Nails:  AlterEgo on Marketplace -- Juicy Nails
Shoes:  Redgrave on Marketplace -- Nikki Heels
Pose:  KaTink -- Roxeanne 3 & 8



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gift for April

If you are not a member of the Glitterati by Sapphire group, surely April's delightful group gift and generously discounted item will entice you to join!

The group gift for April is a lovely dress accented by elegant bows at the shoulders and sash at the waist!  The detailing of the delightful creation is unbelievable!  Believe me, this is a gift you don't want to risk missing out on!


I also mentioned a discount for group members!  The adorable Christy Thigh High boots include a HUD to easily match your skin tone, and are discounted to just L$75 for group members!  I think you will agree that is a very generous discount for such a wonderful creation!

The Glitterati by Sapphire group does have a joining fee of L$50; however, that is a worthy investment for access April's gift and discount, and for gaining access to past group gifts!

Happy Shopping!


Credits:
Dress:  Glitterati by Sapphire -- April group gift
Boots:  Glitterati by Sapphire -- Christy Thigh High Boots
Jewelry:  Lazuri -- Multi-strand Necklace and Matching Earrings (free)
Hair:  Tameless Hair -- Becca
Skin:  7 Deadly S[k]ins -- April group gift
Shape:  Anna Shapes -- Eva
Pose:  The Muse Poses -- April 6
Location:  3D Trees, Zen Island

Friday, April 11, 2014

Being Cinderella

Every woman deserves to be treated like a fairy tale princess!  Fairy tale dreams of being Cinderella can come true with the releases from WoW Skins, Anna Shapes, Elemental Jewelry, and Snowpaws!

To begin my fairy tale princess look, I chose the lovely Riwen skin from WoW Skins at Designer Circle and the captivating Christie shape from Anna Shapes at Designer Circle!  I think the two creations compliment each other beautifully, don't you?


Next, I added the gorgeous Ariadne jewelry collection from Elemental Jewelry!  The exquisitely designed texture change set is available in red, blue, green, and gold.  Each stone color set has several stone, metal, and gem options!  You may also adjust the shine, brightness, and glow from the touch menu!  Every princess needs these jewels in her royal collection!


At last it was time to choose the gown fit for a fairy tale ending!  I stopped by Snowpaws to select my gown.  It was a difficult decision, but I finally chose the charming Flor Gown!  The enchanting gown is composed of a mesh skirt, flexi-skirt, and sculpted bodice!  The exquisite gown is available in original, violet, sea green, and light pink!




After I created my Cinderella look,  it was time to go to the ball!  My fairy godmother must have been watching me put together my look, because I found an elegant carriage pulled by unicorns awaiting me!

While you are shopping, be sure to join the groups of each location to stay informed on events, new releases and gift!

Happy Shopping!


Credits:
Gown:  Snowpaws -- Flor Gown (sea green)
Jewelry:  Elemental Jewelry -- Ariadne earring, necklace, and tiara
Skin:  WoW Skins @ Designer Circle -- Riwen
Shape:  Anna Shapes @ Designer Circle -- Christie
Hair:  D!va Hair --Vivianne (black amber)
Pose:  PosESioN -- Modern Style 1
Location:  Avilion Grove

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

In the Garden

The next round of The KOLLECTIVE has begun, and I have a fabulously fun outfit for you to wear out in the garden or while landscaping around your home!

The outfit below is from Dirty Little Secret at The KOLLECTIVE!  The outfit includes the delightfully cute ruffled blouse, charming shorts, and the adorable wellies for only L$100!   Not only is the outfit charming as a set, it is also perfect for mixing and matching with your existing wardrobe!



While you are at The KOLLECTIVE  be sure to check out the other offerings by fabulous creators!  You are sure find something you'll love during the Spring Picnic themed event!

Happy Shopping!


Credits:
Outfit:  Dirty Little Secret @ The KOLLECTIVE -- Gardening Outfit
Skin:  Style by Kira -- Juliet 
Shape:  Anna Shapes @ Designer Circle -- Christie (77th round)
Poses:  WetCat Builds and Poses -- Down Low 4, TTB 16, Drama Queen Runway 9
Location: Done Wiv a Twist