When I was little no one explained to me what an advent Calendar was. I got one as a gift, and proceeded to eat all the chocolates in one day, and got a terrible tummyache. I actually never got one again after that. It wasn’t until Second Life really that I got to understand the concept of them. A small gift a day for the 25 days until Christmas. Seems like a lot of spoiling to me, but then I was spoiled at Christmas by my Mummy anyway.

This year, we are being spoiled by Trompe Loeil in a novel way. This months The Arcade is full of beautiful items, but this Advent Calendar is its own piece of art, decoratively speaking. The Calendar is actually free at the front of the Gatcha machine, and then you play for keys. The keys must be rezzed on the ground near the tree and by doing so, the tree unlocks a door and you will see a miniature gift, and then that gift is sent to you life sized. The first being this beautiful Recycled Wood photoframe. It is really lovely, and each play on the machine is only 25L, so however many keys you get, you can swap doubles with friends to get them all.

Other beautiful items include this Christmas table and plate of cookies by Apple Fall. The cookies are delicious looking, and I love that these types of ideas are now things that people do in RL with food as gifts. The table is also so gorgeous, it will really enhance your home.

Another exciting thing about this The Arcade, is that Exile has made clothing, and by clothing I mean an all in one dress and hair look, that also has hud options of different fabrics and colours depending on the rares you get from the gatchas. I am definitely excited about this, as I do hope it will mean even more clothing from Exile. Peeking through the hood is the face from Glam Affair called Gemma. sweet and youthful, so much so that I am even wearing the freckles options.

Finishing off the look with the stunning sling back shoes by Ingenue, that are also from The Arcade. Everytime Betty Doyle makes add on shoes for the Slink feet, they just get better and better and more imaginative, and these would have to be a fast favourite, with the peeptoe front and slingback with a pretty ribbon bow embelishment, they are delish.

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Equipment Used:

VR Studio 3.0 and HUD and Library for location shootsVR Foundry Mainstore,VR Foundry @ The Deck

Props, Furniture, Build :

Christmas Dining Table, Christmas Cookies – Apple Fall @ The Arcade 

Advent Calendar 2013 – Trompe Loeil @ The Arcade 

Poses by:



Ellis – LeLutka


Natural Curl Sculpted Lashes – LeLutka

Skin Worn:

Gemma – Glam Affair @ The Arcade 

Avatar Enhanced Mesh Hands & Feet – SLink

Avatar Enhanced Skin Appliers : Glam Affair 

Avatar Enhanced Nail Appliers : set 159 – Flair 


First Snow Dress with Hair included – Exile @ The Arcade 


Noella Heels (slink add ons – Mid Feet) – Ingenue @ The Arcade 


Knee Bandaid – Trixxy’s Shop