My Mother’s Flowers

My Mother's Flowers

Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

My Mother's Flowers

Today I went to see my mother in the transitional rehab place. She had knee replacement earlier this week, and while not life-threatening, it is painful as heck. She sent me to her house to pick up a “few” things (three bags full) and while I was there, I noticed her irises were in bloom, so I cut a few and put them in a vase because she won’t be home in time to see them this summer. They were the gladdest things she received.

Fashion for Life starts June 7, and again we are enjoying the fashions of SL on behalf of Relay for Life in SL. This year, each designer donated to participate and every single sale will have a percentage donated to RFL (which is different from previous years). Each designer will be presenting at least one exclusive and new item. (Most of them are offering many more than that.) Cajsa Lilliehook has led the charge with Grace Loudon coordinating the building of 10 amazing sims. In fact, I am on the sim that Éclair Martinek designed, and it’s absolutely gorgeous.

Sage Pexie is presenting this absolutely breathtaking dress for Fashion for Life as her exclusive in pink and sage green. Sage told me that pink lilies were her mother’s favorite flower, so she designed this dress in honor of her mother, who passed from lung cancer that spread to her bones in December 2009. With a separate halter top and skirt, it’s versatile as well as beautiful. I wear Kathrin Dassin’s lovely jewelry, also an offering for Fashion for Life, with the dress. Kat is selling two sets of intricately made and beautiful jewelry with part of the price going to RFL.

My Mother's Flowers

My skin is Emmira’s gorgeous offer for Fashion for Life. She is offering five make ups in two versions with Slink and Lola appliers. This beautiful makeup is radiant and perfect for this dress and the atmosphere of summertime with a luscious tan. English is not Emmira’s native language but she has managed to join Fashion for Life with other creators who are interpreting for her. It’s an amazing thing that we have so many designers willing to do this—transcend a language barrier to contribute. My hair is Kimberlee Miles’ lovely full piece, which comes in two lengths with a texture-change HUD and the rose  with a HUD as a bonus.

My Mother's Flowers

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into. ~ Henry Beecher

Hair: (Chemistry) Hair – Tamora (Medium) by Kimberlee Miles for (Chemistry) *

Skin: ::EM:: Emma Skin NAtural NJ by Emmira for Envyme, available at Fashion for Life, starting June 7

Eyes: [Buzz] Ardent Eyes – Chlorine by Eleri Catlyn for Buzzeri, available at Kustom 9 *

Gown: Sage Judy Pink Gown by Sage Pexie for Sage Fashions, available at Fashion for Life, starting June 7

Jewelry: Moondance Jewels Sayuri Bracelet, Earrings, Ring by Kathrin Dassin for Moondance Boutique, available at Fashion for Life, starting June 7

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: Nailed It – French Manicure – Pastels Set by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin

Winter Morning Walks

Winter Morning Walks

Perfectly still this solstice morning,
in bone-cracking cold. Nothing moving,
or so one might think, but as I walk the road,
the wind held in the heart of every tree
flows to the end of each twig and forms a bud.

~ “December 21, Clear and five degrees” by Ted Koozer, lyrics to “Perfectly Still This Solstice Morning” by Maria Schneider, performed by Dawn Upshaw

Winter Morning Walks

A few years ago, Ted Koozer, who was Poet Laureate of the US from 2004 to 2006, was treated for cancer and was told that he could not be exposed to sunlight for a year after his radiation, so he took walks in the early morning for his health and to avoid the sun. He lives in eastern Nebraska, and anyone who knows plains’ weather, it can be damn cold in the winter. A challenge from his friend, Jim Harrison, became a set of poems on postcards sent each day, which became the book Winter Morning Walks. Maria Schneider subsequently wrote music to these poems, and Dawn Upshaw, one of my favorite sopranos, sings the poems to her music. (She had been treated for breast cancer herself.) This album was just released, and the poems and music are quietly beautiful and have a purpose for me.

Fashion for Life 2013 is about to start, and while I am not involved in it this year, I still support its purpose, which is to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society in SL, under the Relay for Life program. While this year is quite the extravaganza with fashion shows and elaborate builds, the core of it is still the community organization to support Relay for Life. Each designer participating is offering creations for which 100% of proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. The participants also had to contribute a substantial fund to the donations. Many have been personally affected by cancer for themselves of loved ones. So it’s an event worth visiting.

Winter Morning Walks

One of the sponsors this year is Poulet Koenkamp. Poulet is generously offering three dresses in limited colors as her contribution for the cause. One is this beautiful dress in purple, adorned with roses that  trail down the body. Poulet was a sponsor last year and I recall her store was beautifully done and her creations generously offered. It would be worth a visit to see her work.

My hair is also an offering for Fashion for Life, this from Mirja Mills, another sponsor. I have seen a preview of her offerings and all are elaborate combinations of mesh, flexi and sculpty with braids and gems and other adornments. Mirja had a great store as well with hair and clothing both, and I look forward to seeing what she has to offer this year.

My skin is one of Tricky Boucher’s for the Whore Couture fair, another gorgeous skin that is worth a visit to the event. And my eyes, oh my eyes! New ones from Ikon Innovia!! I am so happy to see he is releasing more!

Winter Morning Walks

How important it must be
to someone
that I am alive, and walking,
and that I have written
these poems.

This morning the sun stood
right at the end of the road
and waited for me.

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * SEMIRAMIS*/naturals2 by Mirja Mills for EMO-tions, available at Fashion for Life *

Skin: -Belleza- Amy Sk BBB 0 (Blonde) by Tricky Boucher for-Belleza-, skin available at Whore Couture *

Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Machine (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Dress: :: PM :: Marzia Gown in Purple Skirt by Poulet Koenkamp for PurpleMoon Creations, available at Fashion for Life *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations *

P.S. Why am I not doing Fashion for Life? I am going to Disneyworld! (Really!)

It’s Time.. But Not Much Longer

It's Time.. But Not Much Longer

Fashion for Life will be closing at midnight tonight and that will be another year concluded. A longer post detailing everyone’s considerable contributions will be going out tomorrow.

As for today, I want to remind everyone why we do Fashion for Life: we do it, indeed, to raise money for Relay for Life in SL. We do it to kick off the Relay for Life season in SL with a extravagant, beautiful event that lets hundreds of creators participate, giving momentum to the whole RFL season. Most importantly, however, we do it to remind our fellow residents—those who are survivors, those who are patients, those who are caregivers, and those who are loved ones—that we care. This is our way of telling cancer we won’t give up. I said this last year and it bears repeating:

Cancer can seem like a diagnosis without hope; we want to give even the smallest bit of hope we can.

It's Time.. But Not Much Longer

That being said, let me show you this last minute generous donation from Sonatta Morales. For a mere 200L donated to Relay for Life, you can get this beautiful Sonatta Morales dress. Now if you know Sonatta’s work, you know it’s the highest quality available in SL with an eye for the smallest details. I saw on this dress that she has overlaid a sheer, zebra print over a sexy bodice and has carefully trimmed all the edges. It’s a low donation for such a quality piece of work.

She put it out today to get you to come here and get it to benefit Relay for Life. Get it today because tomorrow, it will be gone.

Gospel Voom said not a word to me but went straight to his work when he participated in Fashion for Life. He registered, set up his store, and left, with some gorgeous offerings benefiting Relay for Life including these chic pumps.

It's Time.. But Not Much Longer

I show the skin the whole grid is talking about—Aida Ewing’s new Leah. I keep hearing in groups how beautiful it is and I put it on and indeed, it’s something else. I think Aida has really hit it on the head this time, creating someting that will appeal to many with its freshness, it’s absolutely delicious eye makeup and lips and its wonderful tone.

My eyes, they sparkle, because Ikon Innovia decided to come back to Fashion for Life. Last year he debuted his eyes at Fashion for Life and became the talk of the town with his beautiful, deep peppers. This year he returns with a new line and a fresh look to his brand. Thanks for coming back, toots ;)

It's Time.. But Not Much Longer

There’s time enough, but none to spare. ~ Charles W. Chesnutt

Hair:  *Dura-Boys&Girls*29(Dark Brown) by Chiaki Xue for Dura*

Skin: -Glam Affair- Leah MedTan – 05 D by Aida Ewing for –Glam Affair-*

Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes – Gray-Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON, available on the DreamSeeker Zeit sim at Fashion for Life

Dress: Savanna by Sonatta Morales *8* by Sonatta Morales for Sonatta Morales on the DreamSeeker Volta sim at Fashion for Life

Shoes: [Gos] Pimp Your Pumps V2 – Classic Platform FATPACK [Bagged] by Gospel Voom for Gos, available on the DreamSeeker Zeit sim at Fashion for Life

P.S Done in the new Firestorm. Can get depth of field to photo now but have horrible lines in the photos if I do high res. Do NOT tell me it’s my graphics card, Miro!

Where I’ve Been

Where I've Been

I hate those blogs that start out with “I know I haven’t blogged in a week but I have been busy cleaning my sock drawer and solving world hunger.” Well, I have been doing neither. I have been working on Fashion for Life. If you don’t know about this or don’t know I have been working on FFL, well.. where have YOU been?

Where I've Been

I have been shopping as much as anyone. I walk to place a kiosk and something catches my eye and soon enough I am right clicking everything in sight. (The gachas are particularly captivating to my chagrin and the pain of my inventory.) Mami Jewell is offering this absolutely gorgeous dress as one of her Fashion for Life donations, and I have to say, I was mesmerized. From the deep pink color highlighted with glittering edges to the beautiful sprays of flowers at the shoulder, waist and hip. Come to Fashion for Life to get this dress with 100% of proceeds going to Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society!

Where I've Been

I donned one of Pompeja Rossini’s gorgeous Fashion for Life exclusive skins to wear with this dress. I was entranced by its glamorous look and beautiful make ups. My eyes are a pair generously offered in a set from Audrey Lamede. She has donated almost ALL the content in her store for Relay for Life, and it’s a win to get these gorgeous eyes. My hair is a gorgeous updo from Tabata Jewell, another great win for Fashion for Life.

Where I've Been

Beautiful and fighting cancer too!

Hair: Vanity Hair:Romance-Vainille Highlights by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair on the DreamSeeker Zeit sim

Skin: LaVie Meimei #5 by Pompeja Rossini for LaVie on the DreamSeeker Czas sim

Eyes: .ID. FFL / Blue by Audrey Lamede for Insufferable Dastard on the DreamSeeker Aika sim

Dress: -AZUL-(FFL2012) Michela(MVW2012/Miss USA) by Mami Jewell for –Azul- on the DreamSeeker Its Time sim

Photos taken on the DreamSeeker Vrijeme sim.

I Think Pink

“The very pink of perfection.” ~ Oliver Goldsmith

I Think Pink

Saya Littlething, the creator of Schoen, decided to contribute to Fashion for Life because her father is being treated for cancer of the large intestine. Recently, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan affected her family as well as they live near the epicenter.

Saya continued to support Fashion for Life because cancer was her main concern and the main thing touching her life, earthquake and tsunami notwithstanding. Despite the trouble in her country, she persisted with Fashion for Life, and she has continued to do so by offering this cute jacket as a donation item in her store with all proceeds going directly to the American Cancer Society. Her shop is full of cute items, many of them considerably well crafted and great for casual wear for men and women.

I Think Pink

I wear with shoes from Renee Harvy, another FFL offering at her store and skin from Monicuzza Babenco, recently offered at The Dressing Room. My pants are from Anessa Stine, model and now designer, who has taken the DCNY label under her wing and is filling the store with new creations weekly.

Finally, my hair is from the always friendly chiaki Xue, who partnered up with mappy Handrick of ARAI to make this cute style. I saw it on a man the other day and it wasn’t bad, but I sure like it for a girl, especially with its color change hat.

 

I Think Pink

Pink isn’t just a color, it’s an attitude! ~ Miley Cyrus

Hair (with hat): Dura x ARAI Curl(Black) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: *YS & YS* Amber – Rainbow for Tdr by Monicuzza Babenco for *YS & YS*

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

Jacket: ***FFL Exclusive*** ::Schoen:: Froh (Pink) by Saya Littlething for ::Schoen:: *

Pants: DCNY_Zip Pocket Pants_Black by Anessa Stine for DCNY *

Shoes: ***FFL Exclusive*** ::Duh!:: Floral Linen Flats Silver by Renee Harvy for ::Duh!:: *

Seeing Stars

Sexy club wear is just not my thing in SL but for many folks in SL, it is the only way to dress—short skirts, thigh highs, teeny tiny tops.

Seeing Stars

Mascha Boa has recently returned to SL and she has brought her unique vision of clubwear back to her many adoring customers. A mix of teeny tiny, leather, and domme with elements of fantasy, such as the star sparkled texture of this outfit. Mascha is generously offering this outfit and several others in donation vendors at her store to benefit the American Cancer Society. She committed to raising 50,000L for Fashion for Life—help her out.

Seeing Stars

I wear a skin from Minnu Palen with this outfit with a bold red lipstick. My intense glittering eyes are from Ikon Innovia, and my great red fantasy hair is a new one from Mirja Mills, who is cranking out amazing new hair week after week.

Seeing Stars

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star. ~ W. Clement Stone

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ZARA* / darkred by Mirja Mills for Emo-tions *

Skin: [LeLutka]-LOLA_stan-makeup2(D Brows) with [LeLutka]-LOLA -Lipstic_German Red by Minnu Palen for LeLutka

Outfit (with boots): ***FFL Exclusive*** ! Jetaime Sexy Leather Outfit *Starnite* – black & white by Mascha Boa for Jetaime *

Spring Forward

We have already had the time change where I live and it’s been a great boon to my spirits. It’s great to have daylight last into the dinner hour again.

Spring Forward

SarahTheRed Aurbierre is selling this fresh and lovely dress as a Fashion for Life exclusive in her store. Click on the vendor, buy it, and all proceeds go directly to the American Cancer Society. I can’t help but gush over this dress, which is light in its texture and movement and provides a simple canvas for dressing up in many different ways.

Spring Forward

That’s why accessorizing is so important. AvaGardner Kungler’s beautiful jewelry set with its exquisite beads and textures pops on a simple background. Lara Hurley’s beautiful skin provides a richness to this look with its deep tone, smooth texture and nuanced highlights. Lara doesn’t overdo it, which makes this skin elegant and understated. Elikapeka Tiramisu’s ponytail with the face-framing short bangs, is a pretty top to this look.

Spring Forward

The ultimate accessory are the shoes, of course, which can make or break you. Nardya Rousselot’s lovely new sandals (in gold!), complete this look stylishly. With a delicate little ankle buckle and some of the prettiest toes on the grid, these can go from a more casual look like this to something really dressy in a snap.

Spring Forward

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”  ~Robin Williams

Hair: [e] Glory – Black 07 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira

Skin: Lara Hurley-Ava green hairbase/Dark by Lara Hurley for Lara Hurley Skin

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

Dress: ***FFL Exclusive*** Vanitas Vesture – Languid Party Dress – Spring by SarahTheRed Aurbierre for Vanitas Vesture *

Jewelry: (Kunglers Extra) Marajoara – nature by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers Extra *

Shoes: NX-Nardcotix MANA Edith Gold by Nardya Rousselot for Nardcotix *

Spoiled

Now, you probably think I get a lot of swag. I do get a good share, but not always. Fashion for Life nearly broke me. I don’t think I have ever seen my linden balance this low. I was spoiled by choice not by gifts. (If you ever wonder what I have received as a gift and what I have purchased myself, everything with “*” behind it was given to me, as stated in my “About”.)

There were so many freakin’ fantastic things at Fashion for Life—many of them exclusives—I couldn’t help myself as I was.. you know.. inspecting the sims and stuff. Turns out some of these designers have generously placed their donation vendors at their own stores, so I can still show you these items and you can still grab them at the stores (and do some other shopping because, frankly, some of these these designers are undiscovered gems). All funds will still go to Relay for Life’s general fund; all are directly given to the American Cancer Society.

Spoiled

Take this darling outfit from Zaira Pelazzi. It’s simply system pieces—a jacket, top, and pants—but it’s so nicely done it doesn’t need anything else. Zaira is a new designer on the scene, offering items 199L or below—simple system pieces without a lot of elaborate adornment. For the avatar on a budget (uh, like me right now), her stuff is a great choice. (She offers men’s too.)

Spoiled

The boots are another budget winner from Renee Harvy. I love Renee’s work and her spirit. She offers great shoes and boots at a very winning price—usually about 25L a pair. How can you beat that?! Her items are not elaborate—no menus or color changers or fancy toes. But sometimes all you need are a pair of cute pink boots without all the bells and whistles.

Pick up both these items at their stores and give the American Cancer Society a little love.

Spoiled

My skin is a beauty from Tuli Asturias with lipstick. I know I have not shown Tuli a lot lately, and it’s not been fun because I love Tuli’s work. This includes the great lipstick layer that makes this pink outfit pop. My sexy streaked hair is from Truth Hawks.

My jewelry is a punch of couture candy from Dita Tran. It seems like too much when you put it on, but once you’ve outfitted yourself, you find out that it is the over-the-top that completes this outfit. This jewelry actually makes sense from a woman like Dita, who is, like this jewelry, bold and fun.

Spoiled

If you need reminding about why it’s important to give to the American Cancer Society, listen to this week’s podcast from The Moth—the comedian Anthony Griffith speaking about the death of his daughter from cancer.

Hair: >TRUTH< Priscilla Streaked – chestnut by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: [:T:] Zoe / sunkissed :: 03 Discotheque with [:T:] Zoe / sunkissed / lips :: Magenta by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

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

Outfit: ***FFL Exclusive*** Oblivious – Trilogy- 3pc set by Zaira Pelazzi for Oblivious

Jewelry: FuLo Versace Jewelry by Dita Tran for Fulo *

Boots: ***FFL Exclusive*** ::Duh!:: Silk Floral Booties – Rose by Renee Harvy for ::Duh!:: *

<3 Brina

House of RFyre at Fashion for Life

Dear Readers:

As most of you may or may not know, I have worked for Raven Pennyfeather for over three years in SL. She is a personal friend as well as an employer. I rarely blog her work in my own blog because I am so familiar with it I feel I can’t speak about it coherently or “objectively.” I have seen the inside of this sausage factory, and I have to tell you, each piece is made with pure love and goodness and joy by Raven. There is no other way to say it. She puts her heart into her creations; they are her vision and her art and she wants so greatly to share this beauty and fun with others in SL.

She has been preoccupied with new vistas in RL so she has not been in SL as much. However we speak on the phone frequently, and she has been supportive and enthusiastic about Fashion for Life. She also didn’t want to see Nevar’s and Ame’s hard work be lost so she was glad when I took it on but she has not been thrilled with not having me available to her. She will be glad when I am back at RFyre (as will I).

I am very emotional about Raven; she has been as dear a friend to me, in RL as in SL, as anyone for the past 3+ years. I couldn’t possibly fit into the blog here or on the Fashion for Life website (where I really should not get mushy and personal), how I feel. So this blog is entirely poorly written, clumsy, and not nearly good enough for what she and her work deserve.

~ Harper

As Fashion for Life closes, we have to give thanks to one of our sim sponsors, for many things. Raven Pennyfeather has always supported the RFL Clothing Fair and Fashion for Life. She made friends with Nevar and Amethyst and has had them to dinner in her RL home several times, supporting their work because she knew it was important and they were her friends. However, two years ago, Raven’s father was diagnosed with breast cancer, rare but not unknown in men. While she ran her business, House of RFyre, she ran from her house to his weekly to assist him (100 miles away), logging on from his home after she had taken him to his chemo treatments, to check her business and design. Raven had always supported RFL, but once his diagnosis came, it became even more important to her. Her donation for being a sim sponsor was entirely selfless—she wanted to put RFyre’s name on this important cause as a personal endorsement, especially as she has seen her father go into remission.

Raven’s support of Fashion for Life has been long-standing, first with Nevar and Ame and now with the new coleads, Harper and Syngen. In fact, Raven sacrificed her assistant, Harper, to FFL and has suffered (supposedly) with Harper so preoccupied. Thank you, Raven, for giving me the time and room to do this.

RFyre at Fashion for Life

It is a great honor to have Raven Pennyfeather be one of the sim sponsors at Fashion for Life. Her generous heart imbues all her work and her dark romantic nature translates to the vision for her work. Consider this couture offering from Raven with its leather jacket on top over a swirling translucent ethereal black skirt and topped with a smart top hat with lace veil. Raven never makes a minimal outfit—she truly wants to give her customers her best and all she can with each ensemble.

RFyre at Fashion for Life

One of Raven’s newer offerings is the Hearts on Fyre series, including this evening gown. Inspired by the designs of Ed Harvy, Raven made her own clothing “tattoo” motifs and carried them to this gown and to more casual sets for men and women. Her colors are rich and luxe.

RFyre at Fashion for Life

Raven has always aimed to fulfill her male customer’s needs as well. In this she has a very romantic vision as well. Her men are dressed in the finest materials—leather, satin, wool, lace. The handsome tux above from her Wintertide series can take a man from ballroom to personal Interview with the Vampire. The more formal Eduoard below with its shorter cut and tails and chained closure and romantic bow tie, can take a man to the most formal affair.

RFyre at Fashion for Life

One last day for Fashion for Life. Today. Get here NOW to get some of these beautiful items and many many more before they disappear and this whole beautiful please is gone!

Photo 1:

  • Hair: [e] Early – Black 04 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: -Glam Affair- Mary Light – E/D/A 05 by aida Ewing by aida Ewing for Glam Affair, FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Eyes: ***FFL Exclusive*** FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Silver&Blue  (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Dress: ***FFL Donation*** ! RFyre For the Love Of… Tribute Ensemble by Raven Pennyfeather for House of RFyre, Sim Sponsor for the Stieglitz sim at Fashion for Life
  • Boots: ***FFL Exclusive*** .:L&B:. “Orleans” B&W Lace Boot set by Paul Lapointe for Lapointe & Bastchild, Sim Sponsors for the Irving Penn sim at Fashion for Life

Photo 2:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * WINDBLOWN* /deepblack by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Skin: LaVie Enya Fancy Thrill normal (H) by Pompeja Rossini for LaVie, FFL Store Sponsor on the Ansel Adams sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Steel Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Dress: ! RFyre Hearts On Fyre Couture Gown for Women by Raven Pennyfeather for House of RFyre, Sim Sponsor for the Stieglitz sim at Fashion for Life
  • Shoes: ***FFL Exclusive*** Osakki // FFL Osaka Red Heels  by Kaysha Piers for Osakki, FFL Store Sponsor on the Helmut Newton sim

Photo 3:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * MARC * /black with shaved head base MARC 1 by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Skin: Antoine Medium Normal Goatee3 – Bald by Ramses Meredith for Egoisme, FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Shape: Distinctive Shapes By Gil – Lance Shape by Gil Warwillow, TBA
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Brown (L) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Outfit: !RFyre Mens Wintertide Tux Mens Black (P) by Raven Pennyfeather for House of RFyre, Sim Sponsor for the Stieglitz sim at Fashion for Life
  • Shoes: .: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

Photo 4:

  • Hair: .::MADesigns Hair::. ~ AKAMI ~ SB I by Maddox Dupont for KMadd Enterprises, Sim Sponsor for the Helmut Newton sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: LaVie Savon Shaved Tan by Pompeja Rossini for LaVie, FFL Store Sponsor on the Ansel Adams sim
  • Shape: Distinctive Shapes By Gil – Terry Shape by Gil Warwillow, TBA
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Dark Clover Green (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Outfit: RFyre Edouard Mens Tux Brocade Black by Raven Pennyfeather for House of RFyre, Sim Sponsor for the Stieglitz sim at Fashion for Life
  • Shoes: .: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

P.S. In a totally unrelated-to-the-dignity-of-Raven-Pennyfeather addendum, I have publicly stated that I will run through the sims of FFL naked AND blog as a chicken on this very blog IF FFL reaches 4.75 million. Thousands of people wishing for laughter at my expense will thank you if you help us get there!

10 Reasons to Come to Fashion for Life: Reasons 9 and 10

9. Lapointe & Bastchild want you to.

Swear Chinese Coin  2011 RFL mens

OK, so that’s kind of pushing a point but they have done everything they can to induce you to come, including several new pieces for incredibly low prices. (The above men’s also comes for women.)

Swear Rosary  2011 FFL Hope Rosary

This ring comes in silver too. If you were thinking of getting engaged on a budget, this is the way to do it!

Eros 2011 gift trans version gold FFL

morbid green ffl

Enjoy some savings and help the American Cancer Society at the same time. The American Cancer Society helps people in disaster-stricken areas, helping people find care and medication during times of crisis with their already-established network of doctors and caregivers and active Relay for Life groups. Donated money doesn’t sit in ships in docks or accounts waiting for action—it goes to work immediately helping those cancer patients with need.

Donate to the ACS at Fashion for Life, going on NOW through March 22.

Find Lapointe and Bastchild on the Irving Penn sim

10. It’s the right thing to do.

FFL Square 2days

The truth is this: someone in your life, someone you know, will die of cancer. Period.

The chances of someone you know dying of an airplane crash, a civil war, a natural disaster, etc, are much much lower. And since cancer is primarily caused by environmental factors and since cancer is very often preventable, it makes sense to support an organization that targets the causes and prevention of the number two killer in the world—the American Cancer Society.

That is why Fashion for Life exists. It goes beyond being a “fund raiser” to being a community-organized, community-run community event. The emphasis on community is very important because Fashion for Life does not exist solely to make money for ACS; it exists to give tangible proof to cancer survivors and patients IN SL that their fellow residents care. It provides solace for many who have lost loved ones to cancer and provides a community for many who need support, much as the greater SL Relay for Life does. This is what makes it so right.

So if you are considering who you want to throw your support behind, consider throwing it to your friends and loved ones via shopping at Fashion for Life. It’s a great set-up—beautiful sims, great shopping, fund-raising going where you know it will do a lot of good for now and for the future.