For SL Fashionistas, this weekend presents the beginning of an embarrassment of riches coupled with the opportunity to do good while looking good. Yes, there are three, three highly anticipated events that opened this weekend and two of them are fundraisers. One is Designers United, the sporadic exhibition of design focused on a single theme, another is Hair Fair, raising funds for Wigs for Kids, and the other is Project Donate, an emergency fundraiser for UNICEF and their program of flood relief for Pakistan. To visually demonstrate that all this activity should be embraced as a good thing, I put together an outfit featuring items from all three events.
In fact, I decided to take the idea of mixing up the events so far that the top I am wearing is part Designers United and part Project Donate. The upper portion comes from La Gyo’s Antique Tunic for Designers United and the bottom portion comes from Bublee Bing’s Inspired by Valentino dress for Project Donate. The skirt also comes from the Inspired by Valentino Dress
The stockings are from Milk Motion for Designers United and cheating a bit, I reached back to last week’s event – Shoe Fair – for the shoes from R2.
On a more serious note, there’s real needs that are served by generous spirit of Second Life designers and the shoppers who take advantage of these events to do good and look good. In particular, the effort of Project Donate is urgently needed as the fundraising response to the Pakistan floods have been so much less than for previous disasters – even though this disaster is considered far worse. It is sick-making that one of the reasons cited for giving less media coverage to this disaster is that it’s “less photogenic,” as though photographic drama determines the fate of a nation’s recovery. That’s why there is a link to donate directly to Unicef on the top of the blogroll.
As to jewelry, the necklace is from ICED and was at Project Donate. The hair is by SLink and is from Hair Fair. Speaking of Hair Fair – let me direct you to Sasy Scarborough’s marvelous post from last year about managing the lag. There’s another tip for shopping at Hair Fair this year that will make it much easier for you. The walls and vendor pics and furnishings are all phantom so you can just walk in a straight line and see what you want to see without getting turned around by the walls and tent flaps and partitions. That will allow you to appreciate those partitions for what they are – beautiful occlusion – the chopping up and shortening of what gets drawn by your camera so there is less lag. This is beautifully explained in an article on lag by Ana Lutetia.
The skin is from Tres Blah – for Designers United. I really do love how beautifully fragile her skins are.
I shot these pictures at Third World because – well, three events, Third World. I mean, if it’s corny, I stop for it.
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- Poses: EverGlow
- Skin: Tres Blah Pale DU Narcissus (DU4)
- Eyes: Poetic Colors
- Lashes: Lelutka Diva Prim Lashes
- Nails: PXL Creations
- Hair: SLink Summer Hairstyle II (Hair Fair)
- Top: Blue top/ruffle: LaGyo Antique Tunic (DU4)
- Top: cream tier: Bublee Bing Inspred by Valentino Dress (Project Donate)
- Skirt: Bublee Bing Inspred by Valentino Dress (Project Donate)
- Leggings: Milk Motion Narcissus My tights 2 (DU4)
- Shoes: R2 Koaniani Elua Beige (Shoe Fair)
- EArrings: Zaara Sarayi
- Necklace: ICED Renee Necklace (Project Donate)
- Location: Third World