Check It Out At The Expo

The shops are full of New Items made just for the Expo .  Here are our spotlights for the day!  Click each picture for a larger view!

 

SL Christmas Expo Sponsor Spotlight -DIVIAs Design

SL Christmas Expo Merchant Spotlight Interview with Didi & Dina of DIVIAs Design

WE ARE DELIGHTED YOU CHOSE TO BECOME A 2016 SL CHRISTMAS EXPO SPONSOR!  WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO GET INVOLVED WITH RELAY FOR LIFE OF SECOND LIFE AND THE EXPO?
First sorry, our English is very poor, but we try the best.
We are happy that all members our family’s are healthy and don´t have serious problems. But it can happen every day, you never know and this is a fact and we don´t have to forget. The second life expo is a good way to draw attention to it and to help. We first heard about the SL CHRISTMAS EXPO in 2013 and in the year 2015 our business was grown big enough to participate the first time with RELAY FOR LIFE and SL CHRISTMAS EXPO. It was a great experience and so in 2016 we are here again.

WHAT ARE SOME ACTIVITIES OR THINGS YOU ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO AT THE 2016 SL CHRISTMAS EXPO & WINTER BREEDABLES FAIR?
We love to see the artists and the life performances.

dididina-divias-designHOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN SL? WHEN DID YOU OPEN YOUR BUSINESS?
We started with second Life 2013 and opened our business in 2014.

WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU CREATE?
All you need for your home and garden.

TELL US WHAT INSPIRES YOUR CREATIONS.
We are inspired by our real life. When we go for a walk, see things we like, we try to build it for our second life.

HOW DO YOU KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST TRENDS IN SECOND LIFE?
We don´t really care about trends. We only create things that we would like to have in our garden or house.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST FAVORITE ITEM YOU HAVE EVER CREATED AND WHY?
This is our “Romantic Garden Gazebo” and also the “Romantic Garden Winter Gazebo”. People love to decorate their homes and we tried to offer many decorations as possible in one furniture, so that the people can choose what they want.

DO YOU HAVE AN IN WORLD STORE?  DO YOU MAINTAIN A PRESENCE ON THE SL MARKETPLACE?
Yes, the link to our inworld store is
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Whitemud/68/203/1002
Marketplace:
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/155892?id=155892

IS THERE ANY ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TO A PERSON WHO IS STARTING OUT IN YOUR CHOSEN CAREER?
Honesty, kindness, many patience and the most important outstanding quality and affordable prices for everybody.

AS YOU KNOW WE ARE ALWAYS GROWING AND LEARNING. IS THERE ANY ONE THING YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN MORE ABOUT (SL or RL) AND WHY?
Learning more about scripting SL to realize better our ideas. divias-carpe-diem

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH THREE FAMOUS PEOPLE FROM HISTORY, WHO WOULD THEY BE AND WHY?
Steven Hawking 🙂 because we are fascinated by the universe.

WHAT ONE WORD WOULD YOUR FRIENDS USE TO DESCRIBE YOU?
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TELL US ABOUT YOUR SHOP AT THE EXPO.  ARE YOU OFFERING ANY EXCLUSIVES AND IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY ?  
We are offering 2 exclusives. First “Romantic Winter Bridge” with a nive snow cover, many romantic couple animations and decoration rezzing system. You can choose between lanterns, string lights, Santa and more.
The second is a winter garden pergola with snow cover and winter plants animated for up to 2 couples or 4 single sitter. Perfect to join friends.

WHAT IS SOMETHING WE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2017 FROM DIVIAs Design ?
New houses, like a cottage on a hill in a summer and winter/Christmas version and new furniture from the “Old Sailor´s” equipment line and much more

Visit DIVIA’s Designs at the SL Christmas Expo

SL Christmas Expo Sponsor Spotlight – Ever An’ Angel

SL Christmas Expo Merchant Spotlight Interview with Ever Courtois of Ever An’ Angel

WE ARE DELIGHTED YOU CHOSE TO BECOME A 2016 SL CHRISTMAS EXPO SPONSOR! WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO GET INVOLVED WITH RELAY FOR LIFE OF SECOND LIFE AND THE EXPO?
We are delighted to be here! Angel and I have participated in the SL Christmas Expo since 2013. I think. it’s something that is a big part of our in world Xmas experience and we look forward to it each year. Relay for Life is a huge cause for us, having both been touched by losses and struggles among family and friends from cancer. Angel herself is also a survivor having been diagnosed in 2014. Her treatment and prevalence further cemented our commitment to the cause.

WHAT ARE SOME ACTIVITIES OR THINGS YOU ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO AT THE 2016 SL CHRISTMAS EXPO & WINTER BREEDABLES FAIR?
Shopping! Our annual perusing the event gets us in the Christmas mood in so many ways. We are both as much excited by shopping it as we are by being in it. We ALWAYS wear ice skates and it’s a real event for us. You know we have been best friends for years now and while we do get together at least once or twice a year, to those of us in SL relationships and families of any kind – it is just as important to build those bonding traditions inworld as it is in RL. “EXPO” has become a very big part of that for us.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN SL? WHEN DID YOU OPEN YOUR BUSINESS?
I think we have both been in SL roughly a decade. WOW did I just say that? We met in 2010 and Ever An’ Angel opened in early 2011.

WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU CREATE?
Women’s clothing, men’s clothing to some extent and also Tone cosmetics line. We also create a lot of general mayhem and chaos and I would have to say we count these among our most successful achievements. 🙂

TELL US WHAT INSPIRES YOUR CREATIONS.
First of all, color is HUGE for me. It has to speak to the fabric concept and to the mood, era and style of the designs. I seek to make clothing in SL a very immerse experience. I often say I am not done with an outfit component until I can “feel” it on me.

I derive a lot of my base ideas from what appeals in RL and also from the input of Angel, my long time muse, and our lead Model and dear friend ESSY Luv. Lately I note the styles and tastes of my staff members and good friends subliminally popping up in my work as well. It never starts out like that, it’s just something that pops up while I am creating – “ah, this looks like something __________ would wear….”

HOW DO YOU KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST TRENDS IN SECOND LIFE?
While I to seek to keep Ever An’ Angel designs current and fresh, I am not trendy. I don’t watch for the latest bend in the fashion road but rather what I see appeals to my own eyes. I think we have to trust our own instincts when “arting” or we fall prey to providing a service instead of creating and then we loose track of what makes us good at what we do.

My work has a stamp and that’s not just okay – it’s a good thing. I don’t expect it to be the only thing in anyone’s closet or the only thing they wear. When someone wears my brand it should suit that particular mood or event for them. I myself am often compelled to wear other designer’s styles from time to time because I want to wear someone else’s brush strokes for a change.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST FAVORITE ITEM YOU HAVE EVER CREATED AND WHY?
As of this time I am really enjoying my charity line of one of a kind Regency gowns. The first one for the Spoonful Of Sugar Festival to benefit MSF/Doctors Without Borders was a huge success in the auction and I have created a “Yule” version for the EXPO. Each is presented in the style of a Regency book cover, and that’s a lot of the fun too. It’s pure unapologetic fantasy to step into one of those books and I think we all want to put ourselves in the role of those heroines. Where can we if not in SL?

DO YOU HAVE AN IN WORLD STORE? DO YOU MAINTAIN A PRESENCE ON THE SL MARKETPLACE?
Yes we have a HUGE in world store. We suck at Market Place. I think we have a half dozen things there. We keep saying we need to be more present there but it just doesn’t happen!

IS THERE ANY ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TO A PERSON WHO IS STARTING OUT IN YOUR CHOSEN CAREER?
Oh yes.
Do it because you love the art. Be generous with your time, talents and energy but know your limits. You’re not helping anyone by saying “yes”, then ending up meaning “no” and not following through on commitments.
SL is a social platform. If your not here for the people then don’t put yourself in the middle of them by opening a business.

AS YOU KNOW WE ARE ALWAYS GROWING AND LEARNING. IS THERE ANY ONE THING YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN MORE ABOUT (SL or RL) AND WHY?
SL: I am slowly learning to mesh.
RL: I am insatiably curious – the list is way too long.

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH THREE FAMOUS PEOPLE FROM HISTORY, WHO WOULD THEY BE AND WHY?
Elizabeth Warren
HH the 14th (current) Dalai Lama
Jon Stewart

I admire them and want to know if they have good table manners.

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WHAT ONE WORD WOULD YOUR FRIENDS USE TO DESCRIBE YOU?
Ever: I don’t know you need to ask them 🙂

Angel: I would say the word to describe Ever is “dynamic”

TELL US ABOUT YOUR SHOP AT THE EXPO. ARE YOU OFFERING ANY EXCLUSIVES AND IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY ?
EVERYTHING we put in the expo is always exclusive for the duration of the event and is 50 to 100% for RFL The Annual Sheep themed PJS are only sold at the Expo then retired.
This year we have a gown, a cocktail dress and more. Also as stated above “Regency – Yule” gown will be our one of a kind contribution this year.

WHAT IS SOMETHING WE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2017 FROM EVER AN’ ANGEL?
Original Mesh designs, Omega Appliers for Tone Cosmetics possibly… and some other things we have up our sleeves we can’t talk about just yet 😉

Visit Ever An’ Angel at the SL Christmas Expo

WK Wild Kajaera LIVE Auction – Monday, Dec 5, 6pm SLT @ The Expo

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Santa might just have come early for all the WK Wild Kajaera breeders!  A very special LIVE WK Wild Kajaera Auction organized by the co-creator herself, jaed Cartier!!

Monday  Dec 5… 6pm SLT  at the Breedables Auction Area of the SL Christmas Expo. 

 

100% of all winning bids go to the Relay For Life of Second Life.

And… check out the OOAK RFL Tigger with OOAK Believe 2016 Eyes on display at the Silent Auction area….get your bid in!

SL Christmas Expo Sponsor Spotlight – Athena Couture

SL Christmas Expo Merchant Spotlight Interview with Rose Mikaelson of Athena Couture

WE ARE DELIGHTED YOU CHOSE TO BECOME A 2016 SL CHRISTMAS EXPO SPONSOR! WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO GET INVOLVED WITH RELAY FOR LIFE OF SECOND LIFE AND THE EXPO?
This is my second year participating in the Christmas Expo and it’s also my favorite holiday. I’ve also been part of Relay for a while now and mega events to me are the most fun and exciting to participate in.

WHAT ARE SOME ACTIVITIES OR THINGS YOU ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO AT THE 2016 SL CHRISTMAS EXPO & WINTER BREEDABLES FAIR?
For me it would be winter fashion because of me being a designer and a model. I always look for new fashion to add to my wardrobe and shopping at the Expo is best of both worlds.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN SL? WHEN DID YOU OPEN YOUR BUSINESS?
profile-photo-2016-djroseathenaI have been in Second Life for five years now and opened my first brand in 2014 but what many people do not know is I originally thought of my brand back in 2011.

WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU CREATE?
I love to design formal so that’s what my brand became known for. However in the new year I plan on moving away from that and bring in brand new styles to the brand. I look forward to designing my next collection for Spring and Summer 2017.

TELL US WHAT INSPIRES YOUR CREATIONS.
Inspiration is everywhere for me. Sometimes it comes to me when I shop, explore, relaxing and so on. I don’t have one specific thing because I feel that my imagination should flow not be stuck in one place.

HOW DO YOU KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST TRENDS IN SECOND LIFE?
I do not keep up with trends because to me it’s a waste of time. Trends come and go every year. As a designer I want to set the trend, not follow.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST FAVORITE ITEM YOU HAVE EVER CREATED AND WHY?
My favorite formal would be Astonia because it is a special formal I had created for just the Expo. I was very honored to be one of the select few to be invited to design something special and sell at high price.

DO YOU HAVE AN IN WORLD STORE? DO YOU MAINTAIN A PRESENCE ON THE SL MARKETPLACE?
I do own an inworld store and owning one is hard work. Marketplace I only sell bridal but thinking about changing that in the new year.

IS THERE ANY ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TO A PERSON WHO IS STARTING OUT IN YOUR CHOSEN CAREER?
It is in a way hard to give advice when it comes to my chosen career because my chosen careers are hard. It consumes a lot of time, energy and money. So if someone wants to go into this business be ready to work harder then you ever have.

AS YOU KNOW WE ARE ALWAYS GROWING AND LEARNING. IS THERE ANY ONE THING YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN MORE ABOUT (SL or RL) AND WHY?
There actually is many things I want to learn about but I won’t share them. I typically keep things to myself.

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH THREE FAMOUS PEOPLE FROM HISTORY, WHO WOULD THEY BE AND WHY?miss-kelini-2017-romantic-dinner-challenge
This is a rather interesting question but not sure what it has to do with the Expo. I also do not know and maybe wouldn’t since famous people aren’t always what they seem.

WHAT ONE WORD WOULD YOUR FRIENDS USE TO DESCRIBE YOU?

Kind, Caring, Tenacious, Determined, Crazy, Cool…as you can see kind of hard putting it into one word lol and thank you to all my amazing friends ❤

TELL US ABOUT YOUR SHOP AT THE EXPO. ARE YOU OFFERING ANY EXCLUSIVES AND IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY ?
This year I decided not to have a shop because I needed a holiday break. Instead I found an awesome opportunity to sponsor a special event instead. I designed a limited edition for the Holiday Exclusive Limited Edition Collection.

WHAT IS SOMETHING WE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2017 FROM ATHENA COUTURE ?
Well I can’t reveal my plans but I can say it will be different and out of my comfort zone.

Breedable Auction Houses / Markets @ Winter Breedables Fair 2016

If you own an auction house or  breedables market……. The Winter Breedables Fair has space for you!   We welcome all aspects of the breedables markets.

We have a specially designed area on the breedable sim just for Auction Houses and Breedables Markets.

You also have the option to book your auctions to be held at the Winter Breedables Fair and show your support.

You do not have to be a merchant to participate.

Book your space or auction today 

Calling All SL Bloggers

The SL Christmas Expo, in support of the Relay For Life of Second Life & The American Cancer Society,  welcomes all bloggers to participate and share the holiday magic.   We are looking for Official SL Christmas Expo Bloggers that truly love the Christmas / Holiday season. Who start singing Deck The Halls in November and occasionally belt out a  Fa-La-La-La-La in September. The application process is about finding the right team to be our “official Expo bloggers”. This means mostly that this team will have early access to the sims and some of the exclusive items from the Christmas merchants, as well as have some required promotion and blogging.  Visit our Blogger Opportunity page for more information.

Registration Is Now Open – 2016 SL Christmas Expo & Winter Breedables Fair

Registration for the 2016 Second Life Christmas Expo & Winter Breedables Fair – Home For The Holiday’s- is now open!  The following is a link to the Merchant Registration page for the 2016 Second Life Christmas Expo & Winter Breedables Fair.  The expo has a variety of merchant and non merchant sponsorship’s available. You can view the additional sponsorship’s by visiting the Special Event Sponsorships.  To read more on the Expo & Fair, please CLICK HERE

Build A Snowman Contest at The Expo

Pick your spot in the snowman building area and start rolling that snow.  Simple, fancy, classic, wild… it is up to you what you do with your 30 prims.

You have from Dec 3 – 6 to build your snowman, voting is held December 7 – 12  and winners are announced during the Holiday Of Hope Ball on Sunday, Dec 13, 2015.

There are 2 categories –  Judges Picks and the Popular Vote, which is determined by donations to the Relay For Life Kiosk beside your snowman. 100% proceeds goes to Relay For Life of Second Life.

Start Building By Clicking Here

2015 Christmas Expo Guidebook

The 2015 SL Christmas Expo is underway December 3 – 14, 2015!

In case you have not yet hit all 4 sims, you can view our official guidebook, to get a peak of what awaits you!

View The Guidebook .. Click Here

Day Two and the Fun Goes On!!

Today is the second day of the 2014 SL Christmas Expo! Check out our Exhibitors & Shopping guide to find out where your favorite Second Life designers and creators are located:
https://slchristmasexpo.wordpress.com/exhibitor-list-shopping-guide/
Visitors and guests will be able to shop for holiday gifts, take photographs with Santa, participate in Naughty Or Nice, and Hunt for the Bells! In addition to the mentioned events, 11 fun and exciting days of entertainment awaits! And MORE!!!!

Cuddly & Santa
Hunt for the Bells – at this special hunt, you will be able to hunt for bells, which contain a variety of items from some of your favorite Second Life creators and designers! Each item will be for the low cost of 10 LINDENS!! 100% of the proceeds will go to Relay For Life of Second Life. In addition, after the hunt, take at least 10 of the items you have found and use them in a photo to join the Hunt for the Bells Photo Contest.
Gachas, Silent Auctions, & Raffles – many items and gift card bundles are up for auction and raffle in these events! 100% of the proceeds will go to Relay For Life of Second Life.
Naughty Or Nice – Hidden around in many of the shops and in special event areas, Santa as left special sacks.  You can click on the sacks and get a gift.  If you get the naughty gift come back later and try again to see if Santa as changed his mind.   All gifts in the Naughty or Nice boxes are 100% FREE!
And of course Santa and his elves will make an appearance throughout the Expo and Fair!

photo by Cuddly Waffle

Our Bloggers Are Ready!

We are pleased to announce the offical bloggers list for the 2015 SL Christmas Expo!  This list contains our official bloggers, along with each blogger’s website.  You can find the list by Clicking Here

Blogger Day at the expo is Wednesday December 1 from 7am – 7pm SLT

Our official flicker page will be full of fantastic pictures of the SL Christmas Expo as well. Be sure to check it out at SL Christmas Expo – click here

Over 55 Exhibitors & Growing!

There are currently over 55 exhibitors at the 2015 SL Christmas Expo! This 4 sim event, which will take place December 3 to 14, has everything from clothing, shoes, jewellery, skins and nails to home and garden items, christmas trees, and of course breedables! There is something for everyone! Come for a peak and stay for a week! You can find a list of exhibitors below. Remember to keep checking back as this list is getting longer every day!

2015 SL Christmas Expo Exhibitor’s List (A to Z order):

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Athena Couture

Bands of Cypher

BattleBeast Breedables

Blush Skins

BN Designs

BMe BlueMoon Enterprise

Body Canvas

Botanica – Outdoor

Botanica – Indoor

Broken Creek Decor

BUILDABLES

CannabiSL

Digitize

DIVIAs Design

Entice

Ever An’ Angel

Feyline Fashions

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G SLOANE

-Hanaya-

Home & Garden[HC]

Hope Creations

KUNGLERS

Jian

La Boheme

LaVian&COLove

Everlasting PlantPets

M&M STYLE

M’s Avon

Mossms

Oceane Body Design

Ollies Follies

OMG! Inc.

Outside the Box!

Ozimals

Park Place Home Decor

Pearl pLarry

Peeps

Purple Moon Seasonal

Sage

Semi-Precious

Shamrock Marketplace

Spyralle

SweetRed’s Designs

TANTALUM Jewelry

Tayren’s  Fantasy Fashions

The Dark Fae

Thistle Homes

Tiffany Designs

Tres Beau

unKindness

Wood Works

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Calling All Bloggers

Calling All Bloggers!

If you’re interested in taking part in the highly anticipated SL Christmas 2015 Expo, now is your time to let us know! Applications are now open! Follow the link below:

Click Here For Blogger Application Form