Fashion For Life – Shiki Designs


Shinichi Mathy of Shiki Designs always makes interesting clothes with a singular element that takes them in an unpredictable direction. For example, the addition of fur at the shoulders adds quirky interest to this lovely alencon lace dress. Shinichi is just one of the many Japanese designers who have generously participated in the Fashion For Life show.

I find myself often thinking about those Second Life friends and acquaintances in Japan and wondering how they are doing. Shinichi’s associate reports that he is fine, which is great news. So far, everyone seems to be doing okay. I find myself thinking about “Everything In Its Path” a book about the aftermath of the Buffalo Creek flood. The author explains with great compassion about the ways natural disaster traumatizes in ways that are not first seen – and most especially through loss of community. The evacuation, the loss of neighbors, habits, of the everyday. It is an incredible book and you can even read the author’s findings in a document downloadable from FEMA. While the ongoing crisis captures our attention now, especially since the damage keeps escalating with nuclear plants and more aftershocks, we should all know that it will take a long, long time to recover a sense of normality again.

I took the photos at the Fashion For Life event. I cannot encourage you enough to go and see these builds. They are just so amazing. I love seeing how the builders translate the different photographers’ aesthetics to architecture and landscaping. It really is a tour de force and you should not deprive yourself of the experience.

The hair from EMO-tions has a bold look I wanted. This dress is so romantic and sweet, but I didn’t want to go in that direction with it – even though I did wear the sweetly romantic je suis une pricesse jewelry.

The Chaisuki Paris skin is luscious and looks great with the outfit.

***STYLE NOTES******

  • Poses: Poseur Seduction Set
  • Skin: Chaisuki Paris
  • Eyes: Shine
  • Lashes: Lelutka
  • Hair: EMO-tions Stormy
  • Nails: Love Soul
  • Dress: Shiki – Yuki
  • Shoes: Shiny Things Delphines
  • Jewelry: je suis une princesse
  • Location: Arbus

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