Monday, November 24, 2014

Celebrate your Monday with Paris Metro Couture, Beloved Body Wrap, and KaTink!

I feel sorry for Monday.  No one really looks forward to Monday.  So, I'm giving you a reason to celebrate Monday by giving you a peek at recent releases from Paris METRO CoutureBELOVED Body Wrap, and KaTink!

Paris METRO Couture's recent release is a stunning formal named Celebrate.  The gorgeous creation is composed of mesh and delicately flowing material at the bottom to add grace and elegance as you move.  This is a dream of creation which you will cherish!

If you are a fan of photography, you will want to stop by KaTink to take a look at the Ophelie Editorial Set of poses.  Shown in the above photo is one of the five poses from the set.  This set is a wonderful addition to your pose collection should you take photos for personal pleasure or for business.  While you are there, be sure to check out the other new releases, props, and beautiful backgrounds.

Last, but not least, is the beautiful skin release from BELOVED Body Wrap. The gorgeous Martha skin is one of the newest releases, and is available in five tones.   Also, please be sure to set a landmark as the business is new, and will be adding new items to check out!

As always, when you stop by the locations, be sure to join the groups to stay informed on releases, events, and group gifts!  

Happy Shopping!!

Gown:  Paris METRO Couture -- Celebration 
Skin:  BELOVED Body Wrap -- Martha (pale with dark brow)
Pose:  KaTink -- Ophelie Editorial Set (#5) 
Hair:  D!va --  Naomi  (black amber)
Shape:  Anna Shapes @ Designer Circle -- Sharon (past release for Designer Circle)
Lashes:  Tameless -- Lashes 36
Jewelry:  Beloved Jewelry -- Christina set (color change)

Location: The Curious Prim 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sing a Little Song

When I saw the uniquely elegant creation Leap from Lyrical B!zarre Templates, it brought music to my heart!  So, I thought it appropriate to have a musical them to the photos!

Leap, a full permissions creation, is available from November 20th to December 17th at The Couturier's Docks event.  The event features exclusive releases from some of SL's top designers in limited quantities for 50% off!  You don't want to delay, there are only 46 of the 50 copies of Leap available!

You will also want to rush to pick up the breathtaking Tibby skin for only L$99 from Style by Kira at the Designer Showcase event!  The current round of the event ends on November 26th, so don't delay in picking up your copy of Tibby!

The beautiful Classic Pearl jewelry set shown in the photo is a free gift from Lazuri!  The set is color change through a touch menu, and can be found on the second floor!

Also shown in the photos is Judette, an exquisite new release from Tameless Hair!  I chose one of the versions from the Fades package to show you.  The other packages available are Naturals and Fantasy.  Each package is only L$249; however, I highly suggest picking up the Mega package, which includes all three packages, for only L$499!

Lastly, I want to remind you the lovely Sharon shape from Anna Shapes at Designer Circle is only available a few more days!  The current round ends on November 22nd!

Happy Shopping!

Dress:  Lyrical B!zarre Templates @ The Couturier's Docks -- Leap
Skin:  Style by Kira @ Designer Showcase -- Tibby Skin (02 c)
Hair:  Tameless Hair -- Judette
Shape:  Anna Shapes @ Designer Circle -- Sharon
Lashes:  Tameless Hair -- Lashes 36
Jewelry:  Lazuri -- Classic Pearl (free)
Nails:  ::BnB:: Nailz on Marketplace -- Amour Red (L$1 on MP)
Pose & Prop @ Location:  .mien. Poses -- Vocals

Location:  Club Noir

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dealing with Stolen Content - Admiration for Creators

Dear Readers,

Hello!!  I am thrilled to be back in SL and to blogging!  I have missed you all so very much!  It has been wonderful hearing about the adventures you have had during my absence, and I look forward to getting back in touch with everyone!

In this post, I wish to give a round of applause to creators and designers in SL.  I have so much admiration for those who provide the items for our virtual lives!  They spend countless hours during the process of creating and designing an item; furthermore, they also spend large amounts of money on programs, tools, education, and uploading fees!

Sadly, for their pain, some creators are robbed of their creations.  I cannot imagine the heartbreak and frustration of having a creation stolen and resold under another brand.  Nor can I imagine the effort which goes into proving the stolen work was your own.

I bring this situation to light as I recently learned of Kiddo Oh's battle with a design being stolen and resold by another resident in SL.  I strongly encourage you to read her story on the Dead Dollz blog.

Gown from Dead Dollz (L$1 at main store)
Pose from Eternal Dreams Poses
Hair from Tameless Hair
Shown in the above photo is a black version of Kiddo Oh's creation named Cosette.  As stated on the Dead Dollz blog, Kiddo Oh is placing this version of her creation for sale for L$1 at the Dead Dollz main store as an effort to disrupt sales of the stolen item during the process of the DCMA filing.

After reading Kiddo Oh's story, you may be wondering what to do if you see something which may be stolen content.  Well, my suggestion is to contact the original creator with the business name, location link of the item (marketplace or SLurl), and brief description of the content in question.  Do not take for granted the original creator knows about the suspected theft.  After making contact, it is then up to the original creator to take action to protect their intellectual property.

Jewelry from Stars!
Skin from Dulce Secrets
Shape from Anna Shapes
Before closing this post, I wish to bring attention to the stunning Lizzie jewelry set from Stars!, the gorgeous Sharon shape from Anna Shapes at Designer Circle, and the lovely Makhilla skin from Dulce Secrets at bodyFanatik shown in the photo above. The Sharon shape will be available until November 22nd for only L$80, and the Makhilla skin will be available until November 25th for only L$350 per pack!  There four beautiful skin tones available, and seven skins in each pack!   After the event, the Makhilla skins will be sold individually.

Happy Shopping!

Gown:  Dead Dollz -- Cosette  (L$1 at main store)
Jewelry:  Stars! -- Lizzie (black)
Shape:  Anna Shapes @ Designer Circle -- Sharon
Skin:  Dulce Secrets @ bodyFanatik -- Makhilla (raw sugar -- red rose)
Hair:  Tameless Hair -- Donna (naturals - charcoal)
Lashes:  Tameless Hair -- Lashes 36
Pose:  Eternal Dream Poses -- Beat 02 (pose 8)

Photo Location:  The Looking Glass

Thursday, June 19, 2014


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


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.


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!

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 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