With the marvelous launch post from Winter Jefferson, Callie Cline Appreciation Day got off to a wild start. I cannot even begin to imagine anything to top that, so will take the safe route and highlight a wonderful gown by Callie Cline and acknowledge Callie’s extraordinary gift for amity. I constantly read comments about those in the fashion world that stereotype us as particularly shallow, catty and drama-riven despite the frequent and constant examples of cooperation and charity such as Relay For Life, the Heart of Love and design collborations such as the recent design challenge. I could go on for hours listing examples that contradict that stereotype of the fashionista, but really, all I need to do is mention Callie Cline and the stereotype falls into the dustbin in which it belongs.
This is the Black Swan dress Callie designed for another example of fashion creator generosity – the Black Swan fashion showcases which raised money to support the Rezzable sims. Designers developed gowns inspired by the sim and this was one of Callie’s designs. I love the rich cinnamon color and the tremendous details such as the beads on the sleeves.
Although this is note by Callie, I want to point out that the jewelry from Eolande is part of the exciting Fashion Design Challenge in which designers are given challenges by other designers to create something new and original, pushing each other to excel and stretch and move out of comfort zones. That sort of mutual encouragement and challenge is the antithesis of the stereotype and look at what a stunning jewel set it encouraged.
So today, let’s take a moment to recognize and honor Callie Cline’s contribution to Second Life and her unique talent for amity – peace, love and harmony – but let’s also recognize that in general, the fashion community is a friendly, warm and generous community of common folk with warm hearts and generous hands who stretch them out to each other in encouragement and friendship.
Promotional Copies are denoted by a Bold R
- Poses: Reel Expression
- Skin: Tuli Faith Light Diva R
- Eyes: Poetic Color Night Forest
- Lashes: Lelutka Diva Prim Lashes
- Hair: Sparkle Skye Sophia Rubies
- Nails: Fleur Claret Nails
- Dress: Callie Cline Black Swan in Cinnamon
- Shoes: Stiletto Moody Pinup Color Set Patent R
- Jewelry: Eolande Anguish Parure and Chloe Black Night Bracelet R