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Fashion For Life & Why We Give


There are probably as many reasons for why we give as there are designers at Fashion For Life. Many give because it gives them a sense of worth and satisfaction to help others. Some give specifically to efforts that help fulfill their lives goals and passions. Others want to make a difference in the world, to know their life had meaning in the broader world outside their friends and family. Many give to advance their cultural and political values. Others give to be part of a community and to join with others who share their interests. Others because they feel a sense of responsibility to their community. Some give because they wish to lead. Others give to say thank you. Many give to memorialize and honor loved ones. Whatever their motivation, I am grateful that so many are motivated to spend hours creating beautiful designs to offer as gifts to support cancer research. When you go to the Fashion For Life event, look for the Fashion For Life vendors. 100% of the purchase price goes to the American Cancer Society. At Fashion For Life, you could be motivated to give for a multitude of reasons, but looking at dresses like this one from Nicky Ree, I think we need to add “looking good” to the list of motivations.

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Well it’s a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
‘Neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And I’m trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that play soft and low
You know the night’s magic
Seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight
Seems to shine in your blush…

Could I just have one more Moondance with you, my love?
Can I make some more romance with you, my love?

Oh, this dress is made for dancing in the moonlight. It catches the light and reflects the moonlight as you dance. Of course, when I wore it dancing I did take off the jacket, but this sure is the jacket to be seen in.

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Lush Life

Years and years and years ago, Billy Strayhorn wrote an amazing song that has been performed by John Coltrane and Herbie Hancock, Ella Fitzgerald and Queen Latifah, Natalie and Nat King Cole and now – the Nat King Cole version has been re-engineered by Cee-lo Green. The title is Lush Life – though the lyrics are really quite sad and cynical.

I’ll live a lush life in some small dive…

But, despite the cynicism of the lyrics, the romanticism and lush beauty of the melody makes this song truly one of the great classics and a song that comes to mind when I see some truly extraordinary gown that is rich and lush with color and pattern and life – as is this Noell gown from LeeZu.

Perhaps it’s because it might be the song sung by the chanteuse on the stage at some romantic club.

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Black is Black

ooooh, the new Gothic skin from Tuli is darling.It combines the delicacy of the Elizabeth features with a luminous porcelain skin. When you add the Vamp makeup with its kohl-lined eyes and the carmine lips and you have a face that would make Clara Bow happy.  In honor of it’s gothic perfection, I even gave myself a quick color rinse and have black hair for the night.

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