Thank You !

sl-christmas-expo-thank-youThank you to all our  merchants, sponsors, entertainers, organizers, patrons, and visitors of the 2016 SL Christmas Expo for your participation and support of the American Cancer Society.

We raised $10,748 US in 12 days!  That is 100 nights at an American Society Hope Lodge for a cancer patient and their caregiver, or 1000 rides to and from treatment via the Road To Recovery Program.

Your support of this special event is sincerely appreciated.  Thank you once again for all your time, effort and generosity!

 

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!

 

Champion Horses LIVE Auction – Sat Dec 10 11am @ The SL Christmas Expo

Champion Horses LIVE Auction at the Expo on Saturday December 10 starting 10am SLT

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A ” Perfect Horse Auction” brought to you by the creators of Champion Horses!

Second Life’s best Race and Breedeable Horses. Champion Horses is a lifestyle, not a hobby.

Get Your Christmas Tree @ The SL Christmas Expo

snapshot_001There is no better way to welcome the holiday season than by picking a Christmas Tree!

For the 6th year in a row, Expo merchants, as well as your favorite creators and designers in Second Life have made very special Christmas Trees just for the Expo.  100% proceeds of the sales go to the Relay For Life of Second Life.

Straight  from the prim farm to your home!  It’s a holiday tradition.   View The Trees Here

 

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

Hosts Wanted – SL Christmas Expo

The 2016 Christmas Expo, in support of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Second Life, is looking for friendly, dedicated individuals to volunteer as Hosts at our various entertainment venues. If you like music and love the holiday season, we are looking for you!

The Expo runs Dec 1 – 12, 2016.  Please apply here 

Now Hiring Santa’s & Elves!

Photo With Santa

The 2016 Christmas Expo & Winter Breedables Fair is looking for friendly individuals to play Santa and be an Elf! The dates of this 4 sim event will be December 1 to December 12, 2016.  One of the staples of the event is the opportunity to take photos with Santa and his elves! We need volunteers who are willing to spend an hour or two at a time as Santa Claus or an Elf wandering the Expo and / or being in the Photo’s With Santa Area, taking pictures upon request. It will be a lot of fun! If you are interested in being Santa or one of his elves, please fill out THE APPLICATION FORM. Thank you for your time and interest!

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.

Special Event Sponsorship At The Expo

There are several Special Events and Event Areas that are available for sponsorship at the SL Christmas Expo & Winter Breedables Fair.  You do not have to be a registered merchant to be a Special Events or Event Area sponsor.  View Our Sponsorship’s Here

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

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