If you are anything like me, you wait a day or two for the fast frenzy of an event opening to slow down a bit. Then, distracted, you forget and start anticipating the next event which you will also defer attending for a day or two. Meanwhile, the first event continues and all of a sudden it is nearly over and you are this [ ] close to missing it. Well, you are that [ ] close to missing Fashion For Life. It ends tomorrow, so go today.
That is where I found this delightful sky blue pink dress from G. Field. It gets all the feminine details just right from the ruffles along the neckline to the softly puffed sleeves to the bow that ties in the back. Add the cherry blossoms that fade into the blue of the sky and it’s just a dream of a dress.
There is no shopping guide this year, so it is a bit tricky to find specific stores. However, there is one way you can always find exactly what you want and exactly where to find it. Go the list of in-world items at Relay For Life’s web site. Here is the link to a database of all the vendors. Select the type of item you are looking for. For example, I wanted to find Essenz shoes for Fashion For Life, so I selected Avatar Shoes and hit Go. This brought up a list.
As you can see, the item name is there, I can mouseover for a picture, and it has info on the team and the price as well. The far left text is hyperlinked to a slur that will take you to the exact spot where you can find the item you want. Continue reading →
There have been Relay for Life fundraising events going on for several months now and they will all come together in the annual culmination of Relay season with Relay Weekend. Relay Weekend kicks off with an Opening Ceremony at 10 A.M. SLT on the 19th and continues for 24 hours as folks walk the 40 sim track. The walk continues for 24 hours because cancer never sleeps and neither can the efforts to prevent, treat and cure cancer.
Fashion For Life has a campsite along the Relay track. Grace Loudon who brilliantly organized the Fashion For Life builds created this build while also heading the team of builders and build organizers for the forty sims for this weekend. With bolts of fabric, dressmaker forms, scissors, thread and other sewing notions, this build emphasizes the FASHION in Fashion For Life. Continue reading →
When your television reception varies depending on the cloud cover, you tend not to get addicted to watching any particular program since you never know what channels you will receive at any given time. We lived too far from town for cable and did not have a satellite dish, so we did not watch a lot of television. Instead we played a lot of games, including dominoes. It was not the family favorite; that was whist. We also really liked canasta, cribbage, and Scrabble® . But Dominoes had its rotation in the games we played during those bitterly cold winter evenings. I have a game ready in my living room anytime you want to play.
My outfit is playful today, a flirty little top with a print of license plants from Osito that I bought at Fashion For Life last week and a bi-color leather skirt from NYU for Fameshed this month. This skirt comes in all sorts of colors and I was hard-ressed to choose one.
Fashion For Life closes in just three short hours from now and it is a bittersweet moment for me. I am relieved to have made it to the end without major disasters and dramas. Sure, there were glitches and hiccups and moments of anxiety – par for the course for any event involving more than 200 people. As a species, we come with glitches attached. I am going to miss running the 10 sim circuit from sim to sim to sim to do the daily restarts. I was asked not to restart them all at once, so I figured a run from one end of a sim to the other, following the path, would take me about the right amount of time between each restart. I always did run astray at Perambulate though, tempted off the track by the skate park. Anyway, it has been a wonderful project, raising thousands of dollars for the critical work of the American Cancer Society as it leads global efforts to prevent, treat and cure cancer.
One of the Champions – the large donors whose co-sponsorship of the sims allows all event proceeds to go to Relay For Life – was Mon Cheri of “falsies” fame. Her eyelashes are favorites of people across the grid and even Gidge who has a love-hate relationship with attached lashes likes them. She made several exclusives for Fashion For Life including this adorable summer dress Sachi – which she released in several color combinations.
Zzoiee Zee had such fun designs at her store Zanze that I had a hard time choosing one to feature. I eventually chose this one which come with a texture changing hud allowing me to change the fabric to different color versions of this print. I opted for black and white because I love watching projectors interplay with fabric in my pictures. You can see some really cool details such as the bands of fabric. Not just the white band at the hem but the small band of reverse print – white on black instead of black on white – right above the white band. The zipper inset and the small shrug are all great details that make this a far more interesting dress that deserves a second and third look to appreciate its totality. Continue reading →
My life was cold
You put the flame on it
This heart of mine
You wrote your name on it
With such style
I couldn’t look away from it
Two thousand miles
I wouldn’t stay away from it
Charles Bradley, Thomas Brenneck
Mami puts the flame on me with this fiery red gown that is an exclusive for Fashion For Life. 100% of the proceeds are donated to Fashion For Life. The fiery glow of this gown seems almost a metaphor for the flame of hope in all our hearts that working together, where our “two and two and fifty make a million,” we will change the future for all of us. Our efforts combined with others across the world will change the future by supporting the American Cancer Society. Fewer people will get cancer because of our combined efforts. More people will discover their cancer earlier and begin treatment sooner with a greater chance of success thanks to our combined efforts. More cancers will become treatable and survivable with our combined efforts. None of us can make a difference alone, but together we can move mountains. Continue reading →
There were a few dresses at Fashion For Life that really needed more than a picture. A thousand words might help, but I think in this case a video is better. These two dresses from Likka House are great fun costumes. They would justify planning your own circus party – Look at the carousel horses. When you are running out and about you can turn them off so you won’t lag.
Ghee’s Gown of a Different Color and the Laced Up shoes are kind of crazy wonderful creations that reminds me of that old group, Not Possible In Real Life. Do you remember the group? I loved it and miss it quite a bit – it was a celebration of all that is special and unique about Second Life – just as these outfits are.
Forgive my poor videography, my computer is old and tired and when I do a video it crawls in a corner, curls into a fetal position and whimpers.
AO: Sweet Lovely Cute
Skin: G O L A \ Alice in Wonderland -No Hairbase-
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes Duo Green (med)
Mani/Pedi: SLink Mesh Nailt with FLAIR mani applier
Hair: Tukinowaguma Celso
Clothing: LIKKA HOUSE L*H Carousel-West of the Moon-
and Likka House L*H Carousel-East of the Sun
Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Paramour Boots – Black
and lassitude & ennui Jolenta – gold_red
(Violet Voltaire) – Queen of Hearts – Earrings
Poses: Humanoid Dance – Elena
Skin: ::EM:: Emma Skin NAtural NJ
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes Duo Green (med)
Mani/Pedi: SLink Mesh Hands & Feet with FLAIR mani applier
I had a tremendous giggle over these hats from Xen’s Hats. Textured with various fruits, they’re silly and fun.
Sometimes I just love something that was made for fun. You don’t need for it to be super meaningful or high fashion. It’s just damn fun.
When I was a noob, I bought purple hair at CAKE. My friends I came to SL with asked “Why is your hair purple?” My only response was, “Because it can be.”
That is sort of the same for these hats from Xen’s. THEY CAN BE HATS OF FRUIT – therefore they are. They are also 100% donation from Fashion for Life event so you still have time to pick them up, for no other reason than they are a fun item and a great cause.
Gidge Is Wearing:
Skin: Adam N Eve – Simone
Hair: Exile – Criminal
Hat: Xens Hats for Fashion for Life – 100% Donation Item
Earrings: Bliensen & MaiTai – for Fashion for Life
Fashion For Life Champions KL Couture, EMO-tions and Body Canvas.
The older I get, the more I realize how lucky I was as a child. I had two wonderful parents who loved me and never gave me a moment of doubt about it. Sometimes it seems that makes me an outlier when I hear friends share their painful and conflicted histories with their parents. So I am lucky. Even though they are both gone, I am lucky I have only the loss of missing them, undiluted by unresolved hurt and anger. Still Father’s Day and Mother’s Day are hard days for me. I miss them. Continue reading →