Archive for the ‘Relay for Life’ Tag

Fantasy Faire 2015 Photos

Where has your interrupted, ah, intrepid demon reporter been this past week or more?  Walking — walking around all 13 bleedin’ sims of Fantasy Faire 2015.  One of the top SL Relay for Life events, this year’s Fantasy Faire was bigger, more colorful and more fun than ever, running the gamut of the Four Elements and showing off the creativity of Second Life builders and designers more than ever.  I know this because I covered almost every blessed meter of it on foot, in heelsOh, my achin’ dogs!!!

(A pack of passing puppies looks up and barks in curiosity.)

Okay, okay, I did my share of flying…and swimming, too.  I was even frozen in a block of ice for a time, until someone let it go.  (Let it go, let it go!!!!! [THWAP!!!])

Uh….  My lawyers advise me that, before I get myself into trouble with certain people with large black ears and a tail, I’d better just change topic.  So, I took a scad of photos, all of which can be found at my Flickr stream in a special album, as well as in their Fantasy Faire group.  (The last few will be going into the group tomorrow because of submission restrictions.)  To tempt you into checking out the collection, here’s about five or six of them, after the fold.  Most of the photos, by the way, are at 1920×1080, which makes them excellent wallpaper size for modern monitors.  Feel free to use for non-commercial purposes, just keep my signature on it.

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Some Shots from Fashion For Life

A few snapshots from the prettier areas of this year’s Fashion For Life.  The entire build, all 11 sims, is excellent; but these are my favorites.

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Fashion for Life — American Cancer Society Region

Fashion for Life 2014 is open, with 10 sims to explore and shop in — but there’s an eleventh that may not be as visited as the others.  Most of the FFL events have a sim laid aside for the recipients of the monies raised during the largest charity event in Second Life, the American Cancer Society.  ACS’ people build exhibits and information sources, and other venues within their region to more fully speak about what all the fun and fashion is for during this period.  Following are pictures from this year’s ACS region, which I suggest you visit as well as the other 10.

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2014 SL Sci-Fi Convention

If you haven’t yet popped in to any of the Science Fiction Alliance’s Sci-Fi Convention, do so as soon as possible.  The last day is June 8, so you won’t have gobs of time to attend, but it isn’t too hard on the feet to go to this con.

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There’s an excellent tram system that crosses through all six sims of the con, and flying is permitted — quite logical in a sci-fi world (grin).  Don’t come loaded down with linden dollars, though, aside from making contributions to the American Cancer Society — this is a Relay for Life event, after all.  (Speaking of which, if you’ll look at the east side of the map, you’ll see the Fashion for Life sims are going up; it’s almost time for this leader in the charity events to begin, so watch the calendars for the announcement.)

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Around the Fantasy Faire

Some pictures I took while running around this year’s Fantasy Faire — which, according to Daniel Voyager, has pulled in well over L$5.5 million for this year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life.  You may want to check the SLurls and see if the regions are still up, if you didn’t take the time to tour them before; they were still open yesterday as I tried to finish my own tour.

(Larger versions of the photos can be found on Flickr and Koinup.)

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Fashion For Life Classic Builds — The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

I seem to have finally found this year’s cold, and I’m running on the bad side of the progress curve right now.  After I put these photos up, I’m off to make myself a nice, strong toddy, hoping that will open me up some.  I managed to make it through Fashion For Life, though, before I was really slammed, and I have to say that several of the classical builds impressed me greatly.  To wit, here’s some shots that I’ve uploaded to Flickr (I’m not up to uploading them again right now to WordPress), showing off parts of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus:

More photos this way….

Fashion For Life 2012 — “It’s Time….”

It’s time again for one of the top charity events in Second Life.

Fashion for Life is the longest running and most successful fashion fair in Second Life and marks the annual start of the official Relay for Life events that take place in world each year.  All donations are given directly to the Relay for Life general fund, which benefits the American Cancer Society and its thousands of beneficiaries who rely on the charity for support and advice.

Fashion for Life is a hundred percent not for profit, and all organisation, building work and coordination are driven by the work of its volunteers which helps to maximise donated money.

So what’s New for 2012?

This year, Fashion for Life spans an incredible ten lag free sims, with over 200 stores selling the latest fashions, accessories, hair and unique designer items made especially for this event. There will also be gacha areas, a hunt, a raffle and a SALE — all with the end goal of raising funds for the American Cancer Society via Second Life.

The sims will be laid out in a cross formation and will represent the theme “Its Time…” with builds representing stages in time:  past, present, future and timeless. All building and landscaping have been created by some of SL’s top designers and builders to produce a beautiful environment for your charity shopping sprees!

Alongside the fabulous fashion, there will be a sim dedicated to providing a minimum of 12 hours entertainment and activities every day, so you can socialise, have fun, and meet new people too.

Our sims have been kindly sponsored by Dream Seeker Estate Corporation, which has drastically reduced administration expenses, helping to free up even more money for Relay for Life.

Harper Beresford, Fashion for Life lead executive says, “Fashion for Life is not just about fashion and it’s not just about fund raising — it’s about supporting the members of our community in Second Life who have been touched by cancer.”  Cancer touches everyone. We sincerely hope you join us in this kick-off event for Relay for Life in Second Life, helping raise money for the American Cancer Society.

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Our sim builders include the talents of:
Cory Edo
DB Bailey
Grace Loudon
Anoron Hanson
Frederick Lancaster
Cierra Anatine
Nigel Riel
Rathmeous Dagger
Roscko Cobalt
Troy Vogel

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Sim Sponsors include:

  • Dream Seeker Estate Corporation
  • Bliss Couture
  • Tres Beau
  • Lapointe & BastChild Designs
  • Indyra Originals
  • AlaFolie
  • Sonatta Morales Weird Couture
  • PurpleMoon Creations
  • Angelwing Fantasy Clothier
  • LeeZu!
  • AZUL by Mami Jewell
  • FallnAngel Creations
  • EMO-tions

Download a text file with a full list of stores, landmarks and sponsors.  More information may be found at the organization blog.

Travels in Egypt (via It’s Only Fashion)

The 2011 Accessory Fair is going on now in two special sims. When I visited the other night, it was remarkably lag-free, and I found some several interesting things I may write about myself in the near future, though I was mainly looking in vain for some classic Egyptian queen’s crowns and couldn’t find them this time.

For now, though, consider these tasty items that Cajsa Lilliehook of It’s Only Fashion found for herself, along with some wonderful black-background photography!

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Travels in Egypt The Accessory Fair has gone to Egypt where a river of inspiration resulted in beautiful jewelry and accessories worthy of a Pharaoh or a Pharaoh’s Tomb. One of the first places to visit there is Mood featuring jewelry by Jori Watler. Mood is where you go for modern classics, designs that look au courant forever. This set is th Egiziano Dea Ensemble. This closer look shows how rich the texture work is in Mood Jewelry. The Mood Dakhla set for Relay … Read More

via It’s Only Fashion

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I Just Barely Made the Clothing Fair

…and look at what I picked up!

This gown, Topaz by Tres Beau, was the one major purchase I made, my single RFL contribution purchase.  I’m not even sure if Tres Beau is carrying this in their store now; it may have been only for the event.  But it’s a great piece of work — not perfect, but still great in many ways.

Besides all the romantic prim ruffles of the dress itself, it has this lovely evening cape.  I think this is what made me unlimber my purse in the first place.  Have you ever seen a little movie with Renée Zellweger and Ewan MacGregor called Down with Love?  It was a love note to the frothy romantic comedies of Doris Day and Rock Hudson of the Fifties and Sixties, and the characters, especially Renée and her co-star, Sarah Paulson, get to dress in the most fabulous stuff.  One scene has them entering a restaurant in these absolutely extravagant, heavy taffeta evening coats with puffy collars and mermaid hems:

This is the best shot I could find, from a copy on YouTube.  (I seem to have lost my own copy of the DVD.)  In a second or two, both Renée and Sarah will get the cue, and throw those coats open as they Make an Entrance into the restaurant.  If this SL gown’s wrap had a collar like that, I’d love to have an animation where I could just pull that trick, and let the cape just de-rezz back into inventory as I sashay in to Frank’s Place or something similar.

Here’s the gown without the cape.  Don’t you just love those prim ruffles running down the front?  The two things I could wish for were a richer texture on the gown and a deeper gold color; but otherwise, I’d say Kimmera Madison has got it spot on here.  Especially with details like the jeweled bow at the edge of the strapless bodice.  (Digression:  how many gowns have you seen in Second Life that weren’t strapless?)

This photo also gives you a look at the hairstyle I chose, and the delicious jewelry that I picked up at the Accessory Fair.  I have two more wishes, I find:  that the Clothing Fair lasted longer, and that they had waited a month after the Accessory Fair.  That would have given me time to do more buying!

The details:

  • Gown: Tres Beau Topaz (RFL contribution purchase, designed by Kimmera Madison)
  • Hair: Tukinowaguma Natura (platinum)
  • Lashes: Detour Edge
  • Shoes: Taro Vella (“TV”) black evening sandals with ankle straps and bows (prim foot)
  • Gloves: 5th and Oxford black leather opera gloves
  • Jewelry: U&R Dogs/Le.Look — Isolde ring, Traumerei earrings

Photographed at my Secret (Public) Photo Studio


Eshi Otawara Dress Auctioned for L$460,000

In a bid that almost surely takes the second place as the highest auction bid for a virtual object, a pair of avatars pooled their money to win the last copy of a very limited-supply item.

According to New World Notes and  Kay Fairey and Clarabelle Cazalet, a pair of Second Life models, combined to purchase the last copy of Eshi Otawara’s famous “fishhook” gown.  The proceeds of the auction went to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, one of the Grid’s favorite charities.

More information available at Not Possible in Real Life — which this dress surely qualifies for!

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A side note:  Eshi is also known for her ongoing battle with U. S. Immigration, which is attempting to deport her on a charge of “green-card marriage.”  The fight is continuing; while I take no sides in the question here, being unfamiliar with the matter, I link to her current status, and ask you to judge for yourselves.   If you support Eshi, please consider contacting Immigrations and Custom Enforcement, and your congresscritter or senator, to bring this to their attention.

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