Solidarity

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 solidarityn.

Pronunciation:  /sɒlɪˈdærɪtɪ/
Etymology:  < French solidarité, < solidaire solid: see solidary adj.
  1. The fact or quality, on the part of communities, etc., of being perfectly united or at one in some respect, esp. in interests, sympathies, or aspirations; spec. with reference to the aspirations or actions of trade-union members. Also attrib. and Comb.The French origin of the word is freq. referred to during the period of its introduction into English use. Latterly also the English rendering of PolishSolidarność, the name of an independent trade-union movement in Poland, registered in September 1980 and officially banned in October 1982.
  2.  Community or perfect coincidence of (or between) interests.
  3. Civil Law. A form of obligation involving joint and several responsibilities or rights.

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My Favorite Hair Fair Bandanas (plus a few I made)

Once a year, us non-creators are challenged to toss our bandanas in the ring along with other creators such as Lelutka, TuttiFruti, MiaMai and others. For me, it’s always a fresh reminder of why I am not a creator, but I manage to pull something out my hat (or bandana).

Mel Vanbeeck BA4_001_003

For these pictures, I wore various colors of ISON’s Little Black Dress, this leather trim bodycon dress from ISON. I also used the various colors of Kunglers Luna earrings. The skin is Florentien from imabee that has a porcelain delicacy that i love.

****SHOPPING LIST******
Poses: aDorkable
Skin: !Imabee: Florentien – Scarlet
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes light Green (med)
Lashes: Lelutka
Mesh Attachments:
Slink Hands & Feet
Mani/Pedi: FLAIR
Hair: .::MADesigns HAIR::.
Bandana: Various bandanas from Cajsa Lilliehook, Gidge Uriza, Mel Vanbeeck, Bizarre Hair, Lelutka, MiaMai, Stellar, TuttiFrutti, Rebakery and Dirty Grind
Clothing: – ISON leather trim dress – various colors
Shoes: Slink Siren Leather Stilettos -Various colors
Jewelry: Kunglers Luna Earring – various Colors

It’s Bandana Day – Take Off Your Hair

It’s Bandana Day 2014, the day we take off our hair in support of those for whom having hair isn’t an option due to illness.

You’ll hear people say us doing this doesn’t make a difference. I get their point. We’re not curing anything, we’re not solving anything.

What are doing it for then? Why do we do it then?

It’s a gesture of solidarity. It’s a gesture of support, of respect.  We’re saying “We’re with you.” This is how we show our solidarity and our empathy.

An example of why/how gestures matter.

I have a good friend at work and she’s going through some tough times. She’s Cuban and we’ve shared some cafe con leches over the years while we visited. I went in early the other day and stopped by the bakery, I took her a guava pastry and a cafe con leche. When I brought it to her I said “It looked yesterday like you could use a treat today.”

She hugged me and cried.

Did I fix her problems? Nope. Did I make it all better? Nope.

But I made a small gesture, to say I cared, and I was thinking of her. And it matter TO HER.

You can still get your Bandana at Hair Fair and 100% of the proceeds benefits Wigs for Kids. They are all dontated by SL residents, creators and bloggers and just regular folk like us.  I hope we light up the feeds today – with a lack of hair.

 

Early AM At Flo’s Trailer Park Jamboree

Everyone else is still snoring in their campers but I’m up early because there is so much going on! Hair Fair still goes until tomorrow and I’ve forgotten to go pick up the dollarbie Kavar from EXILE put out. It’s sort of a silly rainbow hair and I have to have it.

There is still time to pick up this gorgeous ‘do from Wasabi Pills also, in fact Hair Fair several years ago was where I first became acquainted with Wasabi Pills. I fell in love then and have been delighted as time has pass at what an amazing and versatile creator she’s become.  Who will you fall in love with at the Hair Fair this year? Continue reading

Zaara Is Always Beautiful

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I dropped by Zaara to pick up some shoes she had out for the 21 Shoe event on the 21st and, of course, ended up buying so much more. That’s how these events are supposed to work, so I can’t complain.  The highlight for me was this Runa knotted dress. I wore while DJ’ing on Monday night and folks actually teleported to Zaara picked up the dress and came back to the club wearing it.  That’s how gorgeous it is.
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It’s Friday Eve

It’s Friday Eve and that means it’s time for me to start thinking about heading over to my trailer park weekend home. I’m just raiding the cabinets for some snacks to take along.

Plus I need to go shopping. I always need to go shopping though.

Happy Friday Eve girls!

Gidge Is Wearing:
Lipgloss:-Belleza- Claudia Pale Gloss 8
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 6
Shadow: -Belleza- Silver Glitter Eyeshadow
Beauty Mark: [PXL] Beauty Mark POS10 Light DX
Bloudse:-tres blah- Khaki Blouse (S) – Orange COLLABOR88 July 2014
Braceletes: (L)_Bangle [MANDALA]KYARA-BANGLE/Marrakesh COLLABOR88 July 2014
Feet and Hands: SLINK
Nails: The Plastic
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Xantheanne
Skin: -Belleza- Claudia Pale 5 Bl
Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Periwinkle (S)
Pose: Pretense Poses

Hair Fair Long Hair Part One

A few days ago there was a discussion of whether all the iterations of long hair have already been made. In other words, the “there is nothing new under the sun” argument that has been around for millennia. Well, take a look, and see if you think they are all the same.

You know, they say there are only 7 plots – but there are millions of stories.

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****SHOPPING LIST******
Poses: aDorkable
Skin: Glam Affair Rose Europa 07 F
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes light Green (med)
Lashes: Lelutka Dib
Mesh Attachments:
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – XSmall L
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Relaxed – XSmall R
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) XS – Flat
Slink Physique Mesh Figure V1
Mani/Pedi: FLAIR
Hair: Hair Fair Long Hair Options
Clothing: Zaara : Runa knotted dress (S) *coral*
Shoes: Zaara : Janya jeweled sandals (rigged) *coral- turquoise*
Jewelry: Zaara : Atiriya set turquoise

“Alice Project”

Go Brown. But not THE BROWNS.

I never choose brown, yet I always like it when I wear it. Warm and cozy, comfortable, browns are delicious and earthy and now that I’m swaddled in them I’m happy. For now.

There is a football team called the Browns. I’ve always thought this was a terrible name. I can’t get behind a color. How can I feel the ferocious violence of a sports team, and scream at them to destroy the opponent when they are just called the Browns? I just can’t. This is why I WILL NEVER ROOT FOR YOU BROWNS! Well, also because I’m a Colts fan. But that’s another story. Continue reading