Big Yellow Taxi

Big Yellow Taxi

Late last night
I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi
Took away my old man
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
‘Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

~ “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell

Big Yellow Taxi

A casual summer look starts with a lace top from Apple May for Shiny Shabby. She has made several versions of this top including those to fit the Freya and Isis bodies from Belleza (yay!) and the lace is a lovely texture for many looks. I paired it with a flirty skirt from LouLou Teichmann and darling flat sandals from Monicuzza Babenco, both also featured at Shiny Shabby. My great necklace set is Mirja Mills’ great boho set for My Attic, which goes perfectly with the casual clothes I have on. I am showing ValiantCo’s terrific cab sofa for Uber, part of their city theme. It includes a ton of single poses and cuddles and a few adult.

Big Yellow Taxi

Shyla Diggs has released a new skin for Uber with eyebrows in separate shades beyond the typical blonde, brown, etc. I am really glad to see this because sometimes a blonde brow is just too light, for example. The makeups, as always, are subtle but fashionable and the features are gorgeous. Because of the dark blonde brows, I was able to wear this shade of M4ri1yn Magic’s hair for Shiny Shabby, two braids which come with and without the hat, which also includes its own variations via HUD. The whole look is a little folksy, a bit of pop, just like Joni Mitchell’s song.

Big Yellow Taxi

Hair: Tableau Vivant \\  Koca hair [with hat ] by M4ri1yn Magic for ~Tableau Vivant~, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin: -Belleza- Amber Uber SK 1 Dk Bl by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza, available at Uber *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Deep by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Body: -Belleza- Isis by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Top: Lace Tops (Belleza Isis) – White by Apple May for Apple May Designs, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skirt: Bauhaus Movement – Switchback  MIDNIGHT Skirt by LouLou Teichmann for Bauhaus Movement, available at Shiny Shabby *

Necklace set: .:EMO-tions:. * ABIGAIL * by Mirja Mills for.:EMO-tions:., available at My Attic *

Nail applier: [LB Chrome Brown] *Belleza* Manicure and Pedicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Shoes: *YS&YS* Santorini Flats Mail (Belleza) by Monicuzza Babenco for*YS&YS*, available at Shiny Shabby *

Couch: [Con.] Checkered Cab Seat – A by ValiantCo for Consignment, available at Uber *

Big Yellow Taxi

Lapointe & Bastchild at Fashion for Life

The love story of Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus is almost as romantic as their clothing. Married last fall in real life, the two originally met in SL and reached around the world to be with each other. Their love and romance imbues everything they create—you can go from dark gothic to sexy casual to pure beautiful to tall, dark and handsome when you shop at L&B, all with their cojoined style.

Lapointe and Bastchild at Fashion for Life

Dark gothic is Lapointe & Bastchild’s bread and butter. Somehow the energy created between the two individuals brings out a dark romantic vision that is deliciously intriguing and sexy. Paul and BastChild agreed the New Orleans-influenced Irving Penn sim, built by Syngen Sohmers, was an ideal home for their store. New Orleans holds many fond memories for the newlyweds.

Lapointe and Bastchild at Fashion for Life

Both creators have honed their skills and provide more and more creative work, serving all moods of their customers. For example, this sexy punky little outfit (shown with their versatile color-changing boots that include a hud—FFL Exclusive!) highlights how they can go from dramatic romanticism to sexy grunge in one turn.

Lapointe and Bastchild at Fashion for Life

Even casual is no problem for L&B, as shown by this darling little outfit with its cropped hoodie sweater, distressed jeans and funky sculpty belt. Paul and BastChild’s talents contribute so much to SL and it’s an honor to have them sponsor a sim at Fashion for Life.

Lapointe and Bastchild at Fashion for Life

And they also make men’s wear. This iconic tuxedo will make any man stand tall and handsome and take him around the grid in style. They also offer the incredibly-styled shoes shown (and honestly, there are only a handful of really great men’s shoe makers in SL).

Paul and BastChild have participated in Fashion for Life for several years because they know how important the work the American Cancer Society is. In 2007, cancer was the cause of death of 13% of the people worldwide (7.9 million). It killed 700,030 people in North America in 2007; 2,326,515 in Eastern Asia in one year; more than 50,000 in Australia that year; and 521,303 in Western Europe in 2007.  It’s a global disaster, much more expensive and tragic than any other disaster you might see on TV or in newspapers right now. Relief for this is needed year round, year after year. Paul and BastChild’s generous donation adds a small bit to this. They also know, despite the “American” in the Society’s name, their donation will help globally.

Lapointe and Bastchild at Fashion for Life

Honor Paul’s and BastChild’s generous donation. Shop at Fashion for Life, going on NOW through March 22.

Photos 1 and 2:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ISABELLE * /deepblack by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Skin: -Glam Affair- Mary Light – E/D/B 12 by aida Ewing by aida Ewing for Glam Affair, FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Eyes: ***FFL Exclusive*** FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Silver&Rust 3 (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Dress: Lapointe & Bastchild :Death Royale “Queen” silver Gift Set V2 by Paul Lapointe for Lapointe & Bastchild, Sim Sponsors for the Irving Penn sim at Fashion for Life
  • Crown: .:L&B:.C “Death Royale” Crown Olde Silver/Sapphire  v2 by BastChild Lotus for Lapointe & Bastchild, Sim Sponsors for the Irving Penn sim at Fashion for Life

Photo 3:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:.  * CANDY * / black-red by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Skin: ***FFL Exclusive*** : HS : Spirit : Harmony : Domino (C / DB) by Amesha Jewell for Heartsick Skins, FFL Store Sponsor on the Mapplethorpe sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Rising Sun (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Outfit: Lapointe & Bastchild “S’Wear” Death Royale Womens Gift Set by Paul Lapointe for Lapointe & Bastchild, Sim Sponsors for the Irving Penn sim at Fashion for Life
  • Boots: ***FFL Exclusive*** .:L&B:. “Dita ” Charms Ankle boot set by Paul Lapointe for Lapointe & Bastchild, Sim Sponsors for the Irving Penn sim at Fashion for Life

Photo 4:

  • Hair: [e] Vivid – Brown 02 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: (AMD) Ava – Tan – Lustrous *Leaf* by Apple May for Apple May Designs, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Green (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Outfit: Lapointe&BastChild S’Wear “Mischief”   Hoodie Set – Coffee Gift by Paul Lapointe for Lapointe & Bastchild, Sim Sponsors for the Irving Penn sim at Fashion for Life
  • Necklace: ***FFL Exclusive*** .:L&B:. Womens “Remember” Ribbon & Heart Necklace – gold by BastChild Lotus for Lapointe & Bastchild, Sim Sponsors for the Irving Penn sim at Fashion for Life
  • Boots: ***FFL Exclusive*** .:L&B:. “Orleans” Plaid Boot set by Paul Lapointe for Lapointe & Bastchild, Sim Sponsors for the Irving Penn sim at Fashion for Life

Photo 5:

  • Hair: .::MADesigns Hair::. ~ AKAMI ~ NB III by Maddox DuPont for MADesigns, Sim Sponsor for the Helmut Newton sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: Chance Medium Goatee2 – Hair by Ramses Meredith for Egoisme, FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Shape: Distinctive Shapes By Gil – Terry Shape by Gil Warwillow, TBA
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Dark Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Suit: .:L&B:. “Modern Black Open” Tuxedo Set 2011 :Claret by Paul Lapointe for Lapointe & Bastchild, Sim Sponsors for the Irving Penn sim at Fashion for Life
  • Boots: .:L&B:. “Couture ” Croc Ankle Boot Set :Black by Paul Lapointe for Lapointe & Bastchild, Sim Sponsors for the Irving Penn sim at Fashion for Life

:. WoE .: at Fashion for Life

Dick Wiesel has been bringing sexy casual to SL for three years, giving girls and guys the kind of grungy burnished look that takes them out of the fantasy ballrooms and plunks them into a more revved up real life.

Woe at Fashion for Life

Did I mention sexy? Dick seems to have some secret sauce in his clothes that he adds that makes them simmer with a sort of understated sexiness. Yes, there are bared midriffs but rarely do you see something overtly skin baring.

Woe at Fashion for Life

It’s as if Dick’s fantasy of sexy is the girl next door, amped up a little with some grunge, some complex textures and some easy casual. I mean, Dick’s favorite girl looks sexy in sweats and a loose tank top.

Woe at Fashion for Life

Dick also offers some great looks for men, along the same line, and he will be showing all this and FIVE new offerings at Fashion for Life, which is open NOW. Dick generously and unhesitatingly offered to sponsor a sim, offering his brand name and an ample donation to support the American Cancer Society. The sim he sponsors, Shulman, has been lauded by Tyr Rozenblum as “bad ass.” Come see it and all the great stores on it and the other eight sims.

Woe at Fashion for Life

Photo 1:

  • Hair: Miamai_Ellek Tail Blonde_Black Bow by monica Outlander for Miamai, FLL Store Sponsor on the Ansel Adams sim
  • Skin: -Glam Affair- Mary Light – E/BL/B 02 with -Glam Affair- Mary – Blush A by aida Ewing for Glam Affair, FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Green (M) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Dress: :. WoE .: Cary Sweater/Dress (Plum Faded) by Dick Wiesel for :. WoE .: , Sim Sponsor for the Shulman sim at Fashion for Life
  • Belt: :. WoE .: Nomi Leather Belt (Grey) by Dick Wiesel for :. WoE .: , Sim Sponsor for the Shulman sim at Fashion for Life
  • Boots: [Gos] Curvaceous Boot by Gospel Voom for [Gos], FFL Store Sponsor on the Helmut Newton sim

Photo 2:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * AMELIE * /darkbrown by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Skin: (AMD) Emily – Peach with (AMD) Eyeshadows – Smokey by Apple May for Apple May Designs, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Top: :. WoE .: Jenae Tie Front Sweater (Russet) by Dick Wiesel for:. WoE .: , Sim Sponsor for the Shulman sim at Fashion for Life
  • Jeans: :. WoE .: Gauge Jeans (Grease) by Dick Wiesel for :. WoE .: , Sim Sponsor for the Shulman sim at Fashion for Life
  • Shoes: ::Duh!:: Black/Silver Slip-on Clogs by Renee Harvy for Duh!, FFL Store Sponsor on the Shulman sim

Photo 3:

  • Hair: [e] Melody – Blonde 02 by Elikapeka by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: : HS : Reverie : Ghosts (beautymarks/c) by Amesha Jewell for Heartsick Skins, FFL Store Sponsor by Amesha Jewell for Heartsick Skins, FFL Store Sponsor on the Mapplethorpe sim
  • Top: :. WoE .: Dawn Cropped Tank (Purple) by Dick Wiesel for :. WoE .: , Sim Sponsor for the Shulman sim at Fashion for Life
  • Pants: :. WoE .: Reina Sweatpants (Petal) by Dick Wiesel for:. WoE .: , Sim Sponsor for the Shulman sim at Fashion for Life
  • Jewelry: Ear Candy ~ Hunk of Pink Earrings and Ear Candy ~ Hunk of Pink Bangles by Maeve Mortlock for Ear Candy, FFL Store Sponsor on the Arbus sim
  • Boots: *FFL Exclusive* + ADDiCTIA + ORGANIKA Boots: Knitted Pink by Oct Oakleaf for + ADDiCTIA +, FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim

Photo 4:

  • Hair: [e] Vivid – Brown 01 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: Style by Kira – Kate Skin 01A – CE by Kira Paderborn by Kira Paderborn for Style by Kira, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Sweater: :. WoE .: Ginger Sweater (Brown) by Dick Wiesel for :. WoE .: , Sim Sponsor for the Shulman sim at Fashion for Life
  • Jeans: :. WoE .: Graecyn Capri Jeans (Bronze) by Dick Wiesel for :. WoE .: , Sim Sponsor for the Shulman sim at Fashion for Life
  • Handbag: HOC – Leather messenger bag – Brown by Guu Nishi for HOC Industries, FFL Sponsor on the Irving Penn sim
  • Shoes: Zaara : Ilaida Mojri *mocha* by Zaara Kohime for {Zaara}, FFL Store Sponsor on the Mapplethorpe sim

Azul at Fashion for Life

Evening wear in SL is a big deal. Lots of women and men want to come into SL and live out their fantasy and dream of being wealthy, well-dressed, and elegant. Mami Jewell understands this too well and caters to the well-dressed set with her beautifully textured dresses.

Azul at Fashion for Life

Mami’s offerings at Azul range from the drop dead sexy to elegant to dramatic. She has mastered the high-cut leg to perfection, making elegant sexy with a mere slit up the fabric of the skirt.

Azul at Fashion for Life

Mami has also mastered the prim, using sculpties and flexis with ease, allowing her design to dictate the prims rather than the reverse. Her texturing is unparalleled with shadows running over the prims and into the system pieces seamlessly, creating the perfect fantasy of beautiful couture.

Azul at Fashion for Life

Mami has generously contributed to Fashion for Life in the past with her designs. This year she has continued her generosity with a VIP Sponsorship. She knows the money she has donated and the money from her donated creations goes 100% to the American Cancer Society.

Azul at Fashion for Life

See what Mami is offering this year at the Fashion for Life, March 12-22, SL’s biggest fashion fair on 9 sims hosted by the American Cancer Society and SL’s Relay for Life.

 

Photo 1:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * WINDBLOWN* /naturals by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Skin: *Glance Skins – Natasha – 05 by Joakim Asbrink for *Glance Skins, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Dress: -AZUL- Linda –Amethyst by Mami Jewell for –AZUL-, VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Necklace: ZC : Balini Necklace *amethyst amber* by Zaara Kohime for {Zaara}, FFL Store Sponsor

 

Photo 2:

  • Hair: [e] Lasting 2 – Red 08 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: -Glam Affair- Castalia Skin – Natural 02 by aida Ewing for Glam Affair, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Dress: -AZUL- Milonga 3333rd ANV –Rosario by Mami Jewell for –AZUL-, VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Shoes: N-core PRELUDE XtremeHeel Red by Claire Messenger for N-Core, FFL Store Sponsor

 

Photo 3:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ZOE * / black by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Skin: Shapes by Kira – Tomoko Skin 01E Tone A by Kira Paderborn by Kira Paderborn for Style by Kira, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Dress: -AZUL- Mila/Black by Mami Jewell for –AZUL-, VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Boots: [Gos] Curvaceous Boot by Gospel Voom for [Gos], FFL Store Sponsor

 

Photo 4:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ISABELLE * /deepbrown by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Skin: (AMD) Ava – Tan – Lustrous *Night Sky* by Apple May for Apple May Designs, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Dress: -AZUL-Melinda/exclusive for RFL ClothingFair2010 by Mami Jewell for –AZUL-, VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Jewelry: Eclectica Victoriana in jade (including necklace, choker, earrings, bracelet, and ring) by Tiffy Vella for Eclectica, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Shoes: I ALEIDA I Malene pumps – pistacie by Aleida Rhode for Aleida, VIP Sponsor and FFL Store Sponsor

Kouse Singh at Fashion for Life

While our mission for Fashion for Life is to have fun and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, for some of our participants, it’s a much more personal event.

Kouse Singh has always participated in Fashion for Life. She offered a statement for the blog so people could understand why she participates. Kouse says:

Every year when what was the Relay for Life Clothing Fair, and what is now Fashion for Life, comes around, I always make time to support this cause, which is dear to me.

In the span of my life, I’ve lost many a family member to cancer, and each time one of those souls passes, the tragedy of it touches those of us who remain with much grief, and sorrow, wishing it could have been beaten.

More than half of my own family members have been diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, some of these on more than one occasion. My prayer is that through concerted efforts, such as Relay for Life, one day there will be a world without cancer. How much less pain, worry, and fear there would be, without this cruel, indiscriminate disease.

Kouse also offered that cancer is something that touches many people’s lives, around the world. These photos show Kouse’s sneak previews of her dresses and jewelry to be offered at Fashion for Life. The income made from these items will go entirely to the American Cancer Society.

Kouse Singh at Fashion for Life

This collection of dresses and jewelry will be offered by Kouse exclusively to benefit Relay for Life. They will be first offered at Fashion for Life.

Kouse Singh at Fashion for Life

As with all Kouse’s work, they show off her vision of a beautiful fairy-like world where women are garbed in formal and ethereal attire. Her gowns take inspiration from history and fantasy with richly made textures and prim pieces delicately placed just so to build a beautiful silhouette.

Kouse Singh at Fashion for Life

Kouse will also be offering this exquisite set of jewelry complete with bracelets that I do not show and two other smaller crowns tilted left or right so they can be worn with other hair.

Kouse Singh at Fashion for Life

It is our pleasure to host so many prolific and talented desigenrs such as Kouse, who are dedicating their craft and labor to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

Kouse Singh at Fashion for Life

Make sure you attend the Fashion for Life, March 12-22, SL’s biggest fashion fair on 9 sims hosted by the American Cancer Society and SL’s Relay for Life!

Photo 1:

  • Hair: [e] Rumor – Brown 08 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: (AMD) Ava – Tan – Doll Like *Kelley* by Apple May for Apple May Designs, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Dress: [K~*~S] 2011 – Faith – Relay by Kouse Singh for Kouse’s Sanctum, FFL Store Sponsor

Photo 2:

  • Hair: *Dark Mouse* Jill (Toasted Almond) by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Skin: : HS : Enchant : Cassis : Romance (Mid Cleavage) by Amesha Jewell for Heartsick, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Dress: [K~*~S] 2011 – Artemis – Relay by Kouse Singh for Kouse’s Sanctum, FFL Store Sponsor

Photo 3:

  • Hair: [e] Details – Black 04 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: -Glam Affair- Castalia Skin – Natural 05 by aida Ewing for Glam Affair, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Eyes: TBA, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Jewelry: [K~*~S] 2011 – Lilly – Hope Stone/Silver (Set) by Kouse Singh for Kouse’s Sanctum, FFL Store Sponsor

Photo 4:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * HELENA * /black with .:EMO-tions:. * HELENA-ORNAMENTS * by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Skin: Adam n Eve Skins – Laurel Natural Bewbs Cupcake with Adam n Eve Skins – Laurel – Dark Brows  & Pubic Natural by sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Dress: [K~*~S] 2011 – Michelle – Relay by Kouse Singh for Kouse’s Sanctum, FFL Store Sponsor

Photo 5:

  • Hair: [e] Blind – Black 04 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: -Glam Affair- Castalia- Tan – 03 by aida Ewing for Glam Affair, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Dress: [K~*~S] 2011 – Jocelyn – Noir – FFL Edition by Kouse Singh for Kouse’s Sanctum, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Shoes: ::Duh!:: Spring Flats – Ink (Black) by Renee Harvy for ::Duh!::, FFL Store Sponsor