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

Nicky Ree at Fashion for Life

Nicky Ree has *always* been a supporter of Relay for Life. Every year she applies her talents to specially made exclusive dresses sold for Relay for Life with 100% of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. In the past and this year as well, she has also backed that up with a personal donation as a sim sponsor.

Designing Nicky Ree at Fashion for Life

Nicky chose to color her RFL donations purple or pink, and we are honored to have her beautiful content grace the Ansel Adams sim. Take the Tanya Gown with its rich deep sheen, tweedy print, and gem-like colors. With its sexy plunging neckline and sophisticated silhouette, it’s a beautiful gown for a red carpet.

Designing Nicky Ree at Fashion for Life

Nicky was clearly influenced by Frederick Lancaster’s art deco build for her sim when she did this exquisite texture on her Mara dress. Nicky has donated the Mara dress in various iterations over the years, each one more stunning than the next.

Designing Nicky Ree at Fashion for Life

Her regular black and white version of this dress is stunning and both Mara dresses come with a long ballroom skirt and a shorter sophisticated skirt.

Designing Nicky Ree at Fashion for Life

For women who like a softer look, Nicky offers pink and fuchsia versions of her Lana Satin and Lace and Tricia Lace gowns. With their sophisticated drama, these gowns highlight Nicky’s amazing talent and background in formal evening wear (her mother owned a custom boutique in RL). Nicky has perfected the lushness of fabrics that would be used in formal gowns, highlighting a woman’s best features and making her feel incredibly pampered and beautiful.

Designing Nicky Ree at Fashion for Life

Dress yourself up at Fashion for Life, going on NOW through March 22.

Photo 1:

  • Hair: ::DBS::Mona-black by DBS Heart for Bishwear, FFL Store Sponsor on the Irving Penn sim
  • Skin: LaVie Enya Purple Heart normal (H) by Pompeja Rossini for LaVie, FFL Store Sponsor on the Ansel Adams sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Rising Sun (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Dress: **FFL Exclusive** DNR Tanya Gowns & Pants in Purple by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree, Sim Sponsor for the Ansel Adams sim at Fashion for Life
  • Earrings: Fulo Lacey Earrings – Amethyst by Dita Tran for Fulo, FFL Store Sponsor on the Irving Penn sim

 

Photo 2:

  • Hair: [e] Just – Black 04 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: : HS : Reverie : Ghosts (c) by Amesha Jewell for Heartsick Skins, FFL Store Sponsor, 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
  • Dress: **FFL Exclusive** DNR RFL 2011 Mara Art Deco Collection Purple by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree, Sim Sponsor for the Ansel Adams sim at Fashion for Life

 

Photo 3:

  • Hair: [e] Early – Red 08 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: -Glam Affair- Mary Light – E/D/A 02 by aida Ewing for Glam Affair, FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Silver&Blue 3 (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Dress: **FFL Exclusive** DNR RFL 2011 Mara Art Deco Collection Black by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree, Sim Sponsor for the Ansel Adams sim at Fashion for Life
  • Earrings: FuLo – "Lacie" earrings – Ruby by Dita Tran for Fulo, FFL Store Sponsor on the Irving Penn sim
  • Ring: **FFL Gacha**  ::je suis::Gacha::tente::fire::ring (l) by Julia Merosi for je suis on the Helmut Newton sim
  • Bag: **FFL Exclusive**  ::je::suis::insouciant::bag black(hands) by Julia Merosi for je suis on the Helmut Newton sim
  • Shoes: N-core AURA "Noir" by Claire Messenger for N-Core, FFL Store Sponsor on the Helmut Newton sim

 

Photo 4:

  • Hair: Miamai_Anna Bun_Blonde_PinkBow_NO Forehead by monica Outlander for Miamai, FLL Store Sponsor on the Ansel Adams sim
  • Skin: **FFL Exclusive** LaVie Hope  Autumn Glory Normal #5 [H] cleavage by Pompeja Rossini for LaVie, FFL Store Sponsor on the Ansel Adams sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Green (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Dress: **FFL Exclusive** DNR Lana Satin & Lace Svelte Gown Pink by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree, Sim Sponsor for the Ansel Adams sim at Fashion for Life
  • Earrings: **FFL Exclusive** Alienbear’s ( Queen Maraget earrings RFL 2011 Special) by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear’s, VIP Sponsor and FFL Store Sponsor on the Ansel Adams sim

 

Photo 5:

  • Hair: Vanity Hair:Gala HP-Noir by Tabata Jewell for Vanity Hair on the Mapplethorpe sim
  • Skin: Style by Kira – Willow Skin 01E by Kira Paderborn for Style by Kira, 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
  • Dress: **FFL Exclusive** DNR Tricia Lace Gowns in Pink by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree, Sim Sponsor for the Ansel Adams sim at Fashion for Life
  • Earrings: Zivanit Earring RFL2009 special by Alienbear Gupte for Alienbear’s, VIP Sponsor and FFL Store Sponsor on the Ansel Adams sim

Evie’s Closet at Fashion for Life

Evangeline Miles talent and skills soar in SL with the creation of her beautiful fantasy and evening wear. With gossamer materials floating about the avatar in an etherial dream, her dresses take you past evening wear to fantasy.

Evie's Closet at Fashion for Life

With her delicate textures and expert prim use, both flexi and sculpty, Evangeline raises the standard for fantasy wear in SL. Using bright and pale colors both, Evangeline lends a richness and depth to each item she makes. The woman who wears Evangeline’s work feels beautiful and royal but not like an overdone princess.

Evie's Closet at Fashion for Life

Evangeline decided to be a sim sponsor for Fashion for Life because she knew positively that 100% of the funds received for her donation were going directly to the American Cancer Society through no intermediary. She was delighted by the sims, especially Arbus, designed and built by Dream Resistance. She was also thrilled to find the sims were graphically low lag and fun to walk around.

Evie's Closet at Fashion for Life

With her beautiful vision and artistry, Evangeline’s work has contributed greatly to Fashion for Life.

Evie's Closet at Fashion for Life

Come share in the fantasy at Fashion for Life, going on NOW through March 22.

Photo 1:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * BREATH 2 * /black by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Skin: : HS : Reverie : Like the Angel (beautymarks/c) by Amesha Jewell for Heartsick Skins, FFL Store Sponsor, FFL Store Sponsor on the Mapplethorpe sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Egyptian Blue (M) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Dress: **FFL Exclusive** *Evie’s Closet* Coppelia Gown – (Blush) RFL 2011 by Evangeline Miles for Evie’s Closet, Sim Sponsor of the Arbus sim at Fashion for Life

Photo 2:

  • Hair: [e] Alright – Black 04 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: Shapes by Kira – Tomoko Skin 01C Tone A by Kira Paderborn for Style by Kira, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Steel Blue (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Dress: **FFL Exclusive** *Evie’s Closet* Milli Gown – Coconut Ice (RFL 2011) by Evangeline Miles for Evie’s Closet, Sim Sponsor of the Arbus sim at Fashion for Life
  • Earrings and Bracelet: **FFL Exclusive** [K~*~S] Lilly – Bracelet (FFL) and [K~*~S] Lilly – Earrings (FFL) by Kouse Singh for Kouse’s Sanctum, FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim

Photo 3:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * ISABELLE * /darkbrown by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor on the Stieglitz sim
  • Skin: LaVie Enya Emerald Forrest normal by Pompeja Rossini for LaVie, FFL Store Sponsor on the Ansel Adams sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Brown (M) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Dress: **FFL Exclusive** *Evie’s Closet* Amarie’s Bower – RFL 2011 by Evangeline Miles for Evie’s Closet, Sim Sponsor of the Arbus sim at Fashion for Life
  • Shoes:  Zaara : Ilaida Mojri *mocha* by Zaara Kohime for {Zaara}, FFL Store Sponsor on the Mapplethorpe sim

Photo 4:

  • Hair: [e] Details – Brown 04 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: **FFL Exclusive** LaVie  Hope Autumn Glory Normal #5 cleavage by Pompeja Rossini for LaVie, FFL Store Sponsor on the Ansel Adams sim
  • Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Dark Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for FASHISM, FFL Store Sponsor on the Bourke White sim
  • Hairpiece: **FFL Exclusive** *EC* Secret Garden Wreath (Double) by Evangeline Miles for Evie’s Closet, Sim Sponsor of the Arbus 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

Falln Angel Creations at Fashion for Life

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

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

Kunglers at Fashion for Life

Dear Readers–I know I have not blogged in a couple days. I apologize. (And I hate when people put this in their blogs but I have a reason!) Fashion for Life is in full swing for preparation and I have been terrifically busy. I can’t wait to see you all there!

The Kungler sisters, AvaGardner and Barbra, are sisters in RL. Hailing from Brazil, the sisters swap ideas back and forth from their Southern Hemisphere homes to make elegant and sporty fashions for women across the grid.

Kunglers at Fashion for Life

A visit to their store is a peek inside their dollhouse. It’s a home filled with sleek, elegant women wearing the latest fashions in a variety of lush prints and colors. Silk features prominently as does leather. They use some of the most gorgeous prints in the grid, carefully juxtaposing colors for the most pleasing and fashion-forward looks.

Kunglers at Fashion for Life

When AvaGardner learned of the theme of FFL, she IM’d me and asked if she really had to make black and white—she’s only about color. I told her the theme was about going “Beyond Black and White,” so we are guaranteed to see bold and bright colors from both sisters for the FFL donations. Their colors will reflect the support that the American Cancer Society provides for those diagnosed with cancer as well as their families. Their funding of research and programs brings color and life and to an otherwise seemingly hard situation.

Kunglers at Fashion for Life

Both AvaGardner and Barbra have supported RFL in the past and they join Fashion for Life for the first time this year. They will donate four items with all benefits going to RFL but they furthered their support with their donation as VIP Sponsors.

Kunglers at Fashion for Life

See what the Kungler sisters are 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: ::DBS::Ambrial-black by DBS Heart for Bishwear, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Skin: LaVie Enya Misfit normal by Pompeja Rossini  for LaVie, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Dress: (Kunglers) Cinthya Navy by Barbra Kungler for Kunglers, VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Shoes: N-core SEDUCTION XtremeHeel “Silver” by Claire Messenger for N-Core, FFL Store Sponsor

Photo 2:

  • Hair: [e] Alright – Black 04 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Skin: :: Exodi :: Sylvan Soliel – Beloved – Dk by Ryker Beck for Exodi, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Dress: (Kunglers) Louise – fucsia by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers, VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Shoes: [e] Move Pumps – Burgundy by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira, Sim Sponsor for the Bourke White sim at Fashion for Life
  • Necklace: (Kunglers Extra) Bambu – silver by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers, VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor

Photo 3:

  • Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * AMELIE * /darkbrown by Mirja Mills for .:EMO-tions:., VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Skin: Style by Kira – Elora Skin 01H by Kira Paderborn by Kira Paderborn for Style by Kira, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Dress: (Kunglers) Lisa Floral by Barbra Kungler for Kunglers, VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Shoes: BM Audrey Pumps – Pinks & Purples by Pixieplumb Flanagan for Baby Monkey, FFL Store Sponsor

Photo 4:

  • Hair: ::DBS::Mona-blackstreaked by DBS Heart for Bishwear, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Skin: Glance-Bruna-Brown by Joakim Asbrink for *Glance Skins, FFL Store Sponsor
  • Dress: (Kunglers Couture) Serina – Origami vine by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers, VIP Sponsor for Fashion for Life and FFL Store Sponsor
  • Jewelry: Dark Mouse Vintage 50’s Pearl & Diam. – Copper Earrings and Necklace by Mouse Mimistrobell for Dark Mouse, FFL Store Sponsor

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