The N’dali

21 07 2011

The N'Dali

“The N’dali of the temperate forests and hills of Southern Peninsula of Melanasia are an independent tribe of traders and craftspeople. They are most noted for their fine metalwork and technology in working with exotic creature skins and feathers such as those of the phoenix and dragon. Their people are homogenous with genetic markers such as pale fine caucasian skin, thick dark black hair and most amazingly, golden eyes, which appear ubiquitously through the N’dali people but are known as a rare recessive gene across other populations.

The N'Dali

“As the culture is matrifocal, women enjoy a great degree of independence and power. Free of the pressures of typical patriarchal societies, both women and men flourish as leaders, artisans, nurturers and tradespeople. Some occupations weigh heavier towards one sex or the other but both sexes enjoy the opportunity to choose their vocation. Parenthood is shared, with all children taught the concept of n’dalia, or fidelity to social oneness and community. The people are, overall, very insular and communicate very reluctantly with others except in trade. It could be said that their cultural ethos is ‘G’sip a g’ringen’ or ‘Words are power.’

“As seen in Figures 1 and 2, the N’dali women’s garb is made entirely by local artisans. First, the top and skirt are sewn from treated dragonskin, which is created from a process of steps that range from the original hunt of dragons by specialized warriors to the butchering of dragons and curing of dragonskin by skilled craftspeople. The dragonskin is surprisingly light but flexible and protective—it can withstand high temperatures and resists puncturing. The collars and belt of their garments are fashioned by artisans trained via apprenticeship and are created by commission, showing the marks of their owners’ family seals-—in this case, the image of a goddess akin to Callisto on the belt.

The N'Dali

“Figure 3 shows us the face of a N’gali woman. With fine beautiful features, the N’dali’s caucasian skin is surprisingly resistant to the elements and heat. The skin provides for N’dali women a convenient canvas for personal expression. While the facial tattoos of many women accentuate their golden eyes and provide pure decoration, the tattoos on their arms tell metaphorical tales of very personal narratives and relationships (in the case of this woman, an homage to the master craftswoman who taught her dragonskin hunting and curing). The hair is arranged in a complex construction of loops and curls, reaching ever higher heights as wearers try to outdo each other to the astonishment and subsequent duplication of their peers. It could never be said a N’dali woman is not vain.”

The N'Dali

Excerpted from “Between the Dragon and Phoenix: the N’dali of Melanasia” by anthropologist Birgit Fredriksson-Denison.

Cultural artifacts provided by:

Hair: MrS – Hazardous -  Medium by MrSigmund Fride for MrS

Skin: :GP: Petal [Dark] Summer-Pebble 1 by Gala Phoenix for Curio *

Makeup: Adam n Eve Eye Tattoo Dragon Queen Gold by sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Gold (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Outfit: Adam n Eve Clothes – Dragonskin – Purple by sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Earrings: p.c; Oxidized Silver Hoop by Cora Lu for Paper Couture (modified)

Tattoos: AITUI TATTOO – Fire Fish Sleeves ::airbrushed:: by Jesseaitui Petion for AITUI

Shoes: ::: MOON ::: 1001 Nights Slippers COCOA by Moon Ling for ::: MOON :::





Sugar Buzz

14 07 2011

Sugar Buzz

Oh, sweet thing,
You’re just like a Sugar Buzz
Doing to me just what sugar does.
The heart is full as it ever was,
I so high like I was on some devil’s drug
You lift me up straight to the top
Suspended bliss until I drop.

~ “Sugar Buzz” by K.D.Lang and the Siss Boom Bang

Sugar Buzz

Taking a break from story-telling to share a song I have been listening to over and over and a look, something so sweet it gives ME a sugar buzz. I start with a new vintage dress from Neferia Abel, the queen of fashion history in SL (well at least for the 20th century). This simple little pink frock is the basis of my sweet look, accompanied by platform shoes from Cerberus Noel (with a color change rose!) and pink gloves from Jill Lemon (who has, indeed, reopened though you won’t find these gloves at her new store).

Sugar Buzz

Ponytails from Truth Hawks give me a girl-like attitude and one of Gala Phoenix’s new lustrous summer skins provides a sweet and pretty complexion. Sachi Vixen has come out with a set of glittery, glitzy eyeshadows and I wear one here, which is the sugar on top of an already pretty sweet look.

Sugar Buzz

Can’t get enough,
Can’t get enough!
I can’t live without it.
Can’t get enough!
What this love does to me, sugar buzz?

Hair: >TRUTH< Cleo – seaspray by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: :GP: Petal [Light] Summer-Pebble 2 by Gala Phoenix for Curio *

Makeup: Adam n Eve Eye Tattoo Glitz d by Sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: ~Ivalde~Laiqa hotpink by Neferia Abel for Ivalde *

Earrings: *UnTone Quilt*Free gift drop Earring by Cocomitsu Mayo  for *UnTone Quilt* (no longer available)

Gloves: *+*JILL*+*ribbon gloves-Pink by Jill Lemon for *+*JILL*+*

Shoes: *GF* Platform Shoes “Rosette” -black- by Cerberus Noel for G Field





Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues

3 06 2011

Wild Women Don't Get the Blues

“… And I can tell any man to go to Hell if that man don’t know how to act right
Wild women, we don’t never worry, wild women never, never get the blues.”
~ Francine Reed with Lyle Lovett’s Large Band

Wild Women Don't Get the Blues

Sachi Vixen has just come out with a set of dresses with a certain wild side to them. With this shiny snakeskin texture, eensy mini and well done shading and shadows, this sexy slinky dress is best for a wild woman out on the town. I decided to go all the way with snakeskin and accessoried with sexy python shoes from Monyka Benelli and a great serpentine necklace and earrings from AvaGardner Kungler.

Wild Women Don't Get the Blues

My skin is a glowing beauty from Diarmiud Miklos. I have shown it before but need to again because of its sexy sophisticated style. This is not a little girl’s skin with the well-shaped eyebrows, smoky eye make-up and sensuous lips. Languid gold eyes from Ikon Innovia complete my look. Just remember: the viper will always bite back.

Wild Women Don't Get the Blues

Wild women will be the first ones, Lord, to learn how to fly
Wild women never worry, wild women don’t get the blues….

Hair: **Dura-Boys&Girls**16(Dark Brown)resize by chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: ISPACHI Skin [ PORTIA ] Tanned ~ Hair/Bluebells by Diarmuid Miklos for ISPACHI *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Gold (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: Adam n Eve Clothes – Snakeskin – Natural by sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Necklace and Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Serpente -old gold by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

Shoes: *YS&YS* Cala Saona 2 SandPyton by Monyka Benellil for *YS&YS* *





Edie

1 05 2011

What I am is what I am
Are you what you are or what?

~ “What I Am” by Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians

Edie

A casual look is what is needed this spring—something good for the change in seasons. I always loved girls who could wear their hair down and casually pull on a pair of jeans and look all put together. This wrap top from Lalu Bonetto is ideal for a casual look like this with its pretty retro floral print. Skinny jeans from Onyx LeShelle also make this look—chic and casual with a snug sexy fit. Nardya Rousselot’s sandals with their cute little toes makes this look complete.

Edie

Sachi Vixen has been making more new skins. This fresh lovely look is a new one from her with eyeshadows and lipsticks as she always provides. I opted for a fresh springy eyeshadow. My hair is from Helyanwe Vindaloo, who gives tossed locks a fresh update with this full style and bobby pins.

Edie

Don’t let me get too deep
Don’t let me get too deep

Hair: [ploom] Christy – Sienna by Helyanwe Vindaloo for [ploom]

Skin: Adam n Eve Skins – Paige Natural – Bare with Adam n Eve Tattoo Paige Eyeshadow Apple Natural by sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Hazel (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Top: Puffed-Eye Shirt #2 by Lalu Bonetto for GATO

Pants: Maitreya Skinny Jeans (no prims version)  – #06 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Bracelet: *JDD* Turquoise Moon Bracelet (Rt) by Dana Kingsford (no longer available)

Belt: MTP Ladies Los Ojos Concho belt by Jon Ree for Mustang Trading Post

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix MANA Vixie Nutmeg by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix *





Summer Breeze

19 04 2011

See the curtains hangin’ in the window
in the evenin’ on a Friday night
A little light a-shinin’ through the window
lets me know everything is alright

Summer Breeze

Anyusha Lilienthal recently released her Summer Jam line which made me think of the song “Summer Breeze.” God knows we need some summer breeze as another snowstorm is predicted in my area. I am glad Anyusha is coming out with this—from the mojito-flavored top to the funky Miami beat skirt, it makes me feel warm and sunshiney to wear this. Anyusha even includes a matching necklace!

Summer Breeze

My skin is a beauty just released by sachi Vixen in four darker skin tones—this being one of the lighter ones. Sachi includes a set of lipsticks and eye shadows as well as cleavage and nail polishes. I chose to wear this muted lipstick and piercing green eyes from Ikon Innovia. My cute little espadilles are from Gospel Voom, with color change options for parts of the shoe.

Finally, my hair with hat is from Nishant Zobovic. Blessedly the hat is tintable and the ribbon can be as well if you choose. I like this option. The hair itself, and all the demos I tried on were static—no flexi. Kind of a bummer.

Summer Breeze

Summer breeze
makes me feel fine
blowing through the jasmine in my mind
~
“Summer Breeze” by Seals & Croft

Hair: [Anaphora]_Sofeea_Mocha by Nishant Zobovic for Anaphora

Skin: Adam n Eve Skins – Tanisha Latte – Fresh with Adam n Eve Lipstick Tattoo – Tanisha Pink Latte by sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Absinthe (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Top (with necklace): Ibizarre Summer Neckholder – Apple by Anyusha Lilienthal for Ibizarre *

Skirt: Ibizarre Summer  Print Skirt (dots) by Anyusha Lilienthal for Ibizarre *

Shoes: [Gos] Espadrilles Model by Gospel Voom for Gos





Faith, Hope and Charity

10 04 2011

In today’s blog, I am showing a dress that benefits relief efforts in Japan. This particular effort is something I can really get behind for several reasons. Mami Jewell has donated all the income from two beautiful dresses, this being one of them, to relief efforts in Japan via the Japanese Red Cross. Because it’s from Mami Jewell, it has all the marks of integrity and open-hearted giving.

Love, Hope and Charity

Let’s set aside for the moment the pure beauty of this dress, the artistry needed to create it, the incredible use of alpha textures without clash, the beautiful sculpted roses. Let’s forget it has been made by one of the best eveningwear creators in SL as well. Why do I encourage my readers to purchase this particular gown on behalf of the Japanese Red Cross? Several reasons:

1. Mami Jewell has employed painstakingly transparent methods for documenting the transfer of funds from the sale of this gown and another at her store via her website including the costs associated with it. With each transfer, she documents the funds going through a separate avatar, shows the cost of converting Lindens to Japanese yen via Linden Lab, and shows each transaction as it’s sent to the Japanese Red cross.

2. Mami Jewell is helping people in her own country, Japan. The business of doing something to help her fellow countrymen through her own work is something that makes sense. It’s not an attempt to help people “over there,” with an unwitting misunderstanding of who “those people” are. (In other words, it’s not a panda bear being sold on behalf of people whose connection to panda bears is as tenuous as say, Haitians’ association with them.) This is her attempt, as a Japanese citizen, to use her skills and talents to solicit money to help her fellow citizens, not to do something “cool” to show she “cares.”

3. Of any relief organization in the world, the Japanese Red Cross is probably the most prepared to utilize the funds in a manner that is appropriate because they have infrastructure for its use in the nation (which few other relief organizations would have in a country that has the third largest economy in the world).

4. While I can not read Japanese, I do not believe that Mami is earmarking these funds either, so they will not be forced into being used for recovery efforts for this specific event. Earmarking funds can be a huge problem because the funds are then designated for a specific purpose and a specific event in a specific place. That money may end up being wasted on useless things just to use it up. If the money is not earmarked, the Japanese Red Cross can use the money in Japan for this event OR they can use it other places where it’s needed. Additionally, they can bank it for future disasters, which Japan may well have as attested by the recent aftershocks off the coast.

5. Mami has proved in the past she is incredibly generous for many charities in SL–for other disaster relief efforts and for the RFL. She has proven her sincere desire to offer her skills and marketing to assist good works of charity, even if it means managing it herself, so this is quite in line with her past generosity. Additionally, her business has a high profile and is successful enough that she can support this enterprise.

Love, Hope and Charity

I should not diminish the other beautiful elements of this look. First this exquisite new skin from sachi Vixen has just been released and really needs to be worn. Sachi has revamped parts of the body and added an otherworldly makeup to the face. Then we have this newer hair from Truth Hawks that gives “wind blown” new meaning. Finally, Ikon Innovia’s dreamy mint eyes, a new offering from him.

Love, Hope and Charity

And now stays faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:13, American King James Bible

Hair: >TRUTH< Kaelyn – pearl by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: Adam n Eve Skins – Astrelle Natural – Peacock by Sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Mint (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM*

Dress: -AZUL- Esperanca/Egretta (Help Japan Item) by Mami Jewell for Azul *





Dark Sister

6 04 2011

I don’t have a blood sister but I have several soul sisters—Eshi, Raven, and now Syngen. And deep in my heart I have a dark sister.

Dark Sister

Her ways are quiet but strong. This dress from Vixn Dagger is a perfect choice for her. With its rich brocade and laced decolletage, my dark sister is both contained and sexy. With its romantic and slightly Victorian air, this dress is ideal for a gothic look or a vampire. Vixn has really improved her work as her business has grown—she once just did eyes, which I find hard to imagine anymore because she has such a wide variety of darker and sexy looks for men and women both. (She’s also a mensch, but that is beside the point.)

Dark Sister

My skin is from Sachi Vixen, who generously made this set exclusively for the Fantasy Faire, which benefits the American Cancer Society 100%. I layered on the Dark Fae makeup to make our dark sister even darker. I love the blue eyeshadow and made it pop with Ikon Innovia’s blue eyes. (If you go to Fantasy Faire, remember all the good stuff about keeping lag down—draw distance down, etc. They have a lot going on there.)

I show with a shape from Sophia Rossen, who has been fashioning great shapes for avatars around the grid. This shape was not meant to be worn with this skin but it fills it out perfectly (which is what makes a good shape). She is not too frowny nor too thin and not too squinty or alien shaped. In fact, I think she has a rather fine buxom figure.

Dark Sister

A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite. ~ Elizabeth Fishel

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * BREATH 2 * /black by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:.*

Skin: Adam n Eve Skins – Astrelle Fae Special with Adam n Eve Skins – Astrelle Full Face Tattoo – Dark Fae by sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve, sold at the Fantasy Faire, benefiting Relay for Life *

Shape: Sophistishapes – ANNABEL bodyshape by Sophia Rossen for Sophistishapes *

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM *

Dress: Vengeful Threads  – Gothic Romance Dress by Vixn Dagger for Vengeful Threads





Falln Angel Creations at Fashion for Life

12 03 2011

Azriel Demain is not a stranger to Fashion for Life. For many years running, he has contributed generously of his time, content and donations. This year he graciously opted to sponsor a sim. He explained it to me in a chat:

My RL family has had quite a few struggles with cancer, and my close Aunt beat breast cancer just last year! I think she was the first in my family to actually win her battle with cancer, she lost her hair but she didn’t lose her life. And now her hair is growing back curly *chuckles* So, I am all for events like this :)

FallnAngels Creations at Fashion for Life

Azriel again has outdone himself with his creations. Offering a wide variety of pieces exclusive to Fashion for Life, Azriel gives his best talents to his creations when he donates them for Fashion for Life on behalf of the American Cancer Society. His rich textures, complex but perfect silhouettes, wonderful prim work all add up to fantastical combinations for a fantasy world.

FallnAngels Creations at Fashion for Life

Every single outfit you see here is an exclusive for Fashion for Life. That’s how good Azriel is and how important this is to him.

FallnAngels Creations at Fashion for Life

Azriel was kind enough to give me some information:

FallnAngel Creations was created in July of 2006, the same week that its owner and sole creator, Azriel Demain, came into world. An artist by profession, Azriel used his years of knowledge in photoshop and his self-admitted tendency to “never leave well enough alone” to create items that he could not find elsewhere in Second Life. He started off with a small parcel in Euiryeong and a handful of items, his store sharing the plot with his home. By December of 2006 he bought his first sim, Falln Sanctuary. Time flew as his productivity and skill level continued to increase, and soon he was able to move his main store from Sanctuary to its own sim; eventually acquiring two more store sims. He moved his skins, hair and other avatar appearance items to Falln Sanitarium, and his furniture, decor and full buildings found a home on Falln Amusements. FallnAngel Creations has become well known in Second Life for Azriel’s singular vision, productivity, and attention to detail. Whether you seek disturbing horror items, colourful kimono, inventive silks, or something to make your dream a reality in world, you are sure to find it at Falln. Azriel’s talent and sheer range of selections is sure to draw attention and compliments.

FallnAngels Creations at Fashion for Life

When you go shopping at Fashion for Life, you will find yourself so immersed in the beautiful sims and great shopping that you might forget why over 200 people volunteered considerable amounts of time and skill to be here. They have not forgotten, however. They know 100% of the funds from their donations go directly to the American Cancer Society though the avatar relayforlife AmericanCancer.

FallnAngels Creations at Fashion for Life

Join us at Fashion for Life, going on NOW through March 22.

Photo 1:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * GEISHA * by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Skin: -Glam Affair – Nina V-Day 01by aida Ewing for Glam Affair, FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Kimono: *FFL EXCLUSIVE* FallnKimonoFFLExclusive by Azriel Demain for FallnAngel Creations, Sim Sponsor of the Mapplethorpe sim at Fashion for Life

Photo 2:

  • Hair: ::DBS::Strength-BlackRed by DBS Heart for Bishwear, FFL Store Sponsor on the Irving Penn sim
  • Skin: : HS : Reverie : Eyes on Fire (c) by Amesha Jewell for Heartsick Skins, FFL Store Sponsor on the Mapplethorpe sim
  • Dress: *FFL EXCLUSIVE* FallnAvaritiaGownFlameExclusive by Azriel Demain for FallnAngel Creations, Sim Sponsor of the Mapplethorpe sim at Fashion for Life

Photo 3:

  • Hair:  .:EMO-tions:. * ZEUS * hair /black by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Skin: Leonard Normal Eyeliner Small Chin Black by Ramses Meredith for Egoisme, FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Outfit: *FFL EXCLUSIVE* FallnAvaritiaSuitFlameExclusive by Azriel Demain for FallnAngel Creations, Sim Sponsor of the Mapplethorpe sim at Fashion for Life
  • Boots: ! RFYRE BLACK GUARD II MENS BOOTS  (P) by Raven Pennyfeather for House of RFyre, Sim Sponsor for the Stieglitz sim at Fashion for Life

Photo 4:

  • Hair:  [e] Mood – Blonde 01 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: I ALEIDA I Inga SUNKISS – make up 3 by Aleida Rhode for Aleida, VIP Sponsor and FFL Store Sponsor on the Helmut Newton sim
  • Dress: *FFL EXCLUSIVE* FallnFyreDressBlueExclusive by Azriel Demain for FallnAngel Creations, Sim Sponsor of the Mapplethorpe sim at Fashion for Life
  • Shoes: *GF* Ribbon Slingback Shoes -gold- by Cerberus Noel for *G Field*, VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life

Photo 5:

  • Hair: !VA! China Temptation-noir with Vanity hair base Noir (darker) by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair on the Mapplethorpe sim
  • Skin: Adam n Eve Skin – Mei Li 2 – Aki – Tone 1 by sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve, FFL Store Sponsor on the Ansel Adams sim
  • Dress: *FFL EXCLUSIVE* FallnLotusHanfuFFLExclusive by Azriel Demain for FallnAngel Creations, Sim Sponsor of the Mapplethorpe sim at Fashion for Life
  • Shoes: ::Duh!:: Spring Flats Ink (black) by Renee Harvy for Duh!, FFL Store Sponsor on the Shulman sim




Why we are in Fashion for Life

10 03 2011

Dear Readers–

As many of you might know, I have been leading the organization of Fashion for Life for the past three months, and honestly, it’s been a lot of work and stress. Nevertheless, I think it will be worth it.

I decided to take this on for a few reasons: First, I personally know Nevar Lobo and Amethyst Starostin, and I know they were straining under the weight of the RFL Clothing Fair. They truly needed to take care of things for themselves in their “real lives” and when they dropped out, I didn’t want to see all their hard work and the momentum that the RFL Clothing Fair had gained go to waste.

Second, I knew Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society had a top-notch reputation in SL, and I knew that my personal standards for how charitable donations would be collected were in place. I feel very strongly about this. I know SL can be a great place to raise funds, but I think oftentimes it is done poorly. The RFL in SL has the structures in place and a professional representative in world to make sure it’s done right.

Most important, however, was that I knew the cause was a truly worthy one and one that people across the grid from around the world could engage with, regardless of politics or religion, regardless of class or gender. Cancer touches many lives and is something, we have discovered, can truly be combated with research and knowledge, technology and development.

The funds raised during the Fashion for Life will be contributed directly to the American Cancer Society to go towards prevention, support, lobbying and research. And these funds’ positive effect can be seen: When my grandmother had a cancerous tumor in the 80s, her diagnosis was bleak and her treatment painful. I see how much tings have improved now when my dear friend Raven’s father beats breast cancer after chemotherapy without substantial nausea, when my friend Nadya gets effective lung cancer treatment from radiation, when my neighbor Lynne goes into remission from a rare and generally deadly form of blood cancer after treatment–and all of them retain a quality of life much better than my grandmother had.

This is much more than a virtual fashion event–it’s a fund raiser that has makes a tiny little dent in a very big problem. It was worth it to me. I hope it’s worth it to you to join us and enjoy the beautiful and hard-made creations of over 190 designers and 8 builders.

Harper

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One of our missions for Fashion for Life is to have fun, but underneath all the fun is a very serious thing. We are making money for the American Cancer Society because so many people are touched by the effects of cancer around the world. Turn to anyone you know and they will tell you of someone they loved or knew that was lost to cancer.

Many of the designers participating in Fashion for Life are doing so for very personal reasons. A few have been gracious enough to share their stories…

Why we are in Fashion for Life

Five years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time, ten years after my first battle with the disease. Thanks to breakthrough cancer research, the biotherapy drug Herceptin had just been approved for general use after successful clinical trials, and my cancer was treatable with Herceptin. I am still in remission, thanks to this drug. My sister-in-law and a dear friend are both cancer free after Herceptin therapy also. We are the “miracle sisters.” In 2009 I was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma which was treated successfully with surgery. Sarcoma strikes especially hard at children, and most are not as lucky as I was. Cancer research saves lives. I want to help. That is why it is so important to me to be part of Fashion for Life.

~ Kerryth Tarantal

Why we do Fashion for Life

My father is treating cancer now. He became large intestine cancer the year before last. The cancer is serious. And, he underwent a difficult operation lasting for several hours. Afterwards, he was treating anti-cancer drug. Cancer seemed to have cured last year. However, cancer relapsed several months later. He came to have to fight against cancer again. I want to help my father. Therefore, I wanted always to participate in this “”Fashion of the life”.

~ Saya Littlething

Why we do Fashion for Life

Cancer has touched a lot of lives in my family…from my Grandfather who died of pancreatic cancer to my Father’s colon cancer and my Mother’s recurring bouts with skin and corneal cancer, we’ve experienced the devastation from every angle. Several years ago I had a lump in my breast and I was terrified. Only in my early 30s, I thought I wouldn’t have to worry about anything like this for a very long time. I was so wrong. I did my research and found out how many women AND men get cancer at a very young age. The numbers were mind blowing. I was so fortunate and it turned out to be a small treatable issue, but it’s affected me so much. It’s so important to spread the word about early detection and help to raise funds to combat and finally some day cure this incredibly devastating disease. It’s important for me to do my small part. If everybody does we can change things.

~ Ivey Deschanel

Why we do Fashion for Life

I lost four family members to cancer including my father and my maternal grandmother.  I am grateful for the opportunity  to be a part of Fashion for Life so that I can help to support those working on a cure for cancer to help keep other families from facing the losses my own family has faced.

Adrianna Marquez

Fashion for Life, March 12-22 is SL’s biggest fashion fair on 9 sims hosted by the American Cancer Society and SL’s Relay for Life. Proceeds from all donated items and sponsorships go 100% to the American Cancer Society.

Photo 1:

  • Hair: [e] Mood – Blonde 03 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: -Glam Affair- Mary Light – E/Bl/A 05 by aida Ewing for Glam Affair, FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Dress: *FFL EXCLUSIVE* Spyralle Enruffled – Hope by Kerryth Tarantal for Spyralle, FFL Store Sponsor on the Irving Penn sim

Photo 2:

  • Hair: ::DBS::Mona-black by DBS Heart for Bishwear, FFL Store Sponsor on the Irving Penn sim
  • Skin: I ALEIDA I Inga SUNKISS – make up 3 by Aleida Rhode for Aleida, VIP Sponsor and FFL Store Sponsor on the Helmut Newton sim
  • Dress: *FFL EXCLUSIVE* ::Schoen:: IbizaMoon (LoversNight) ladies by Saya Littlething for ::Schoen::, FFL Store Sponsor on the Mapplethorpe sim
  • Shoes: N-core ILLUSION XtremeHeel II Black by Claire Messenger for N-Core, FFL Store Sponsor on the Helmut Newton sim

Photo 3:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:.  * CANDY * / black-blue by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Skin: :::Sn@tch Plush Skin (Tone 3-Hope)::: by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch, FFL Store Sponsor on the Shulman sim
  • Top::::Sn@tch Fling Cropped Top (Purple)::: by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch, FFL Store Sponsor on the Shulman sim
  • Pants: :::Sn@tch Tapestry Pants (Purple)::: by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch, FFL Store Sponsor on the Shulman sim
  • Gloves: :::Sn@tch Wrist Warmer (Eggplant Leather)::: by Ivey Deschanel for Sn@tch, FFL Store Sponsor on the Shulman sim

Photo 4:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * AGNES * /brown by Mirja Mills by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Skin: Adam n Eve Skin – Jasmine t3 Natural by sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve, FFL Store Sponsoron the Ansel Adams sim
  • Outfit: [A&k] Dahlia by Adrianna Marquez for A&k Designs, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Jewelry: Ear Candy ~ Bottlecap Set in Burnished Copper by Maeve Mortlock for Ear Candy, FFL Store Sponsor on the Arbus sim
  • Boots: Ear Candy ~ Brown Belted Sweater Boot by Maeve Mortlock for Ear Candy, FFL Store Sponsoron the Arbus sim








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