Fashion For Life 2014

Fashion For Life 2014

Its that time of year again and Relay for Life events will be popping up all over. As is customary, the RFL Season in Second Life begins with a stir and introduction to Fashion For Life, this year’s theme is WANDERLUST. Fashion For Life is an event supporting Second Life’s Relay For Life campaign to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. All efforts and funds which are committed to FFL go directly to support American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. All financial and operational actions are handled with complete transparency, the event staff are entirely volunteer driven and 100% of the funds raised are presented as a charitable donation to ACS from the residents of Second Life.

Fashion For Life will run from June 7th through June 20th from midnight to midnight. Cajsa Lilliehook is organizing lead this year and is excited of the many sponsorship opportunities available.

Registration for designers to this year’s Fashion For Life event has already begun at the Fashion for Life website.

Blogger applications will open on May 1st 2014 with preview access if selected on the 5th and 6th of June 2014.

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Fashion for Life – Part 1



‘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 inworld 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. Over 200 designers and creators have come together for this event with all organisation, building work and coordination driven by the work of volunteers  to maximize the donated money.

We can’t begin to cover all of the  work of this dedicated team but, we can share some highlights which we have found particularly attractive and encourage you to join these creators making this the most successful charity event is SL history.

Loue Loue

Miamai is offering an amazing selection of lovely designs for this year’s event. Kym is wearing the Loue Dress in red, one of the many dazzling colors available. The match-dyed peacock feathers add a special touch to the softly feminine lines of this vintage inspired gown. And check out the closeup for one of the It’s Time Earring sets offered as Gatcha by Aurora Borealis.

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Loue Dress from Miamai’s FFL Collection
Jewelry – It’s Time Earrings – FFL Gatcha from Aurora Borealis
Hair – Air Grace by LALA Moon
Shoes – Kitten Heels by Lindy Shoes
Poses – Morgane Batista Pose Shop


All Squared Away

Next we have Kym, All Squared Away in one of the outfits offered by Fantavatar & Moonstruck, a brand which has been focused on fantasy and theme roleplay clothes and props since 2008. With a stretch into a more modern and playful look especially for FFL their line is expanding to include more hair and shoes as well as furniture. Note also another lovely Aurora Borealis’ It’s Time Gatcha Earring set.

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing -Squary Outfit from Moonstruck’s FFL Collection
Jewelry – It’s Time Earrings – FFL Gatcha from Aurora Borealis
Hair – Squary Updo from Moonstruck’s FFL Collection
Shoes – Silk Heels from Moonstruck’s FFL Collection
Poses – Morgane Batista Pose Shop


Chocolate Mousse

And of course we expected SL’s latest fashion event to include lots of new mesh designs. ArisAris steps up to that challenge with their Chocolate Balloon Dress, a finely detailed knit which comes in all sizes. The strappy Virginia Tan heels are also from ArisAris.

Model & Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Chocolate Balloon Mesh Dress from ArisAris’ FFL Collection
Jewelry – It’s Time Earrings – FFL Gatcha from Aurora Borealis, iGEms Necklace from Aurora Borealis and Nostalgia Bracelet from EED
Hair – Penny II by EMO-tions
Shoes – Virginia Tan Shoes from ArisAris’ FFL Collection
Poses – Morgane Batista Pose Shop



Miamai is DreamSeekers Volta

Aurora Borealis is DreamSeeker Aika

ArisAris is DreamSeekers Tijd

Fantavatar & Moonstruck is DreamSeekers Momentum

Fashion For Life: Sascha’s Designs

Today is a special day for Kym and i, we have reached a milestone of exactly 100 blog posts in Notions of Style! We are glad this auspicious occasion occurred on the last day of a truly wonderful event, Fashion For Life. Tonight during the last few hours we are strolling and seeing what else we might pick up to help bring us closer to that $5 Million linden goal for Relay For Life. Oh so close $4,567,401 at this posting!!!

Fashion for Life - SAS Gown

We chose Sascha’s Designs for our 100th and as our last blog post for FFL because it allowed us the opportunity style together for our special milestone. We begin by sharing a picture of ourselves wearing Beerel Black and White dresses, [Kym in White & Seq in Black], which truly illustrate well the theme of this years Fashion For Life “Beyond Black & White”. Our time together as bloggers and sisters has colored our lifes in immeasurable ways. We have thoroughly enjoyed sharing the incredible outfits presented by a few of our favorite designers who participated, so generously, in the Fashion For Life event. We have a lot of other favorites, but time did not permit us to include them all. We hope you have also found some favorites and discovered some new designers during this incredible event and that you will run back today for a quick final look before it is all over for 2011.

Fashion for Life - SAS Gown

One of our favorites of the entire event is the Arrogance gown collection. Elegant, romantic, dramatic, sensuous and more! Sascha has taken the most luxurious black silk and created a dream gown series with so many delightful options that we could only begin to explore them here! Also lest you be confused by the switch of hair colors on your Notion’s friends, for the Arrogance, Sequoia is in red hair and KymSara in blond.

Fashion for Life - SAS Arrogance Gown, Long Variation

The SAS Arrogance gown can be worn in long formal style witth a slim or full skirt adorned with intricate bead and sequin patterns. I have chosen the full version here and selected the full sleeveless top option. Seq picked the cocktail version and paired it with the daring lace cutout top and the Extravaganza Shawl, for a completely different look. The ensemble includes several top and skirt variations which are equally alluring and will provide you with a myriad of fantastic looks throughout the coming season. And 100% of the proceeds go to Relay For Life!!!

Fashion for Life - SAS Arrogance Gown, Cocktail Variation

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Special Note:
We just could not resist including a very special new release from tosy Xue, designer of WTG jewelry, in this our final FFL blog because it was so conspicuously perfect. While not a part of this years’ event his Blessings Series works so very well with the SAS gown that we wanted to share it with you. You will be seeing more about this creative jeweler here soon.

Style Card

Models – Sequoia Nightfire & KymSara Rayna
Photographer – KymSara Rayna

1st Photo:
Wearing – SAS Beerel White & Beerel Black by Sascha’s Design’s SAS FFL Store

2nd, 3rd & 4th Photos:
Wearing – SAS Arrogance Gown by Sacha’s Designs SAS FFL Store
Jewelry – **Blessing-G** by +:+WTG+:+ (not at FFL)

Fashion For Life: Schön & Fab Pony

The Fashion For Life is beginning to wind down but there is time to gather a variety of gorgeous and cute selections of the over 700 outfits and accessories available with 100% proceeds going to the Relay for Life!!! Go to http://fashionforlifesl.com for the latest news and locations and list of designers.

Fashion for Life - Schoen Ibiza Moon

Today i am jumping in with three really different outfits with everything from classic elegance to comfy casual. First from Schoen (Schön) by Saya Littlething (沙耶) comes, the Ibiza Moon / Lover’s Night gown, a lovely romantic creation with a bit of a surprise…..

Fashion for Life - Schoen Ibiza Moon

….the demure tiers of black edged sheer violet cut away to a daring full-length reveal on the left side! Definitely a design which will have you exploring both sides of your inner fashioniosta!

Fashion for Life - Schoen Rira

Next is the sassy little Rira dress , also from Schoen (Schön), which comes with a contrasting mini-cape and matching hat. The flared mini-length skirt and deep cut neckline make this little number reminiscent of ’70’s designs, and is sure to turn more than a few heads. I love the Silk Floral Booties from Duh! a super low price! and such a great match with this outfit.

Fashion for Life - Schoen Froh Hoodie

Last i brought four designs from four separate stores into one look. This casual ensemble is great when you get back home to kick back after a busy day, or on your way to the track/gym relax. I slipped into the high waisted Chloe Jeans and Samantha tank top from Fab Pony and then i paired up with the Froh Hoodie jacket from Schoen (Schön) and the kicky little Floral Linen flats from Duh! I spiced it up a bit more with some funky Fab Pony Fantasy60 Earrings in black and Blonde-tipped Coal “Suzy” hairstyle from Amacci. You all know me as a true blonde, but how could i resist? The end result is something incredibly comfortable and cozy. While i have you thinking warm fuzzy thoughts let me remind you all of these items are donated to raise funds to support a cure for cancer, so don’t delay it all ends March 22nd

The designs listed below in the style card are designer donated items. During the run of Fashion For Life we will only list those items, some which are exclusive, which are 100% proceeds to benefit the cure for cancer. Please remember all funds in donation vendors go to the American Cancer Society. This includes the regular dedicated vendors, gacha and hunt items. Each designer has at least 4 items or outfits they are offering. A lot to choose from and affordable items which will help you to bring more dollars to find a cure.

Style Card

Model – Sequoia Nightfire
Photographer – KymSara Rayna

1st outfit:
Wearing :
::Schoen:: IbizaMoon (LoversNight) ladies Schoen (Schön) FFL Store

2nd outfit:
Wearing:
::Schoen:: Rira (White) ladies Schoen (Schön) FFL Store
Shoes:
Duh!:: Silk Floral Booties – Silver Duh! FFL Store

3rd outfit:
Wearing:
FAB.PONY “Samantha” Striped Tank (White & Fog) (under the jacket) Fab.Pony FFl Store
FAB.PONY “Chloe” Jeans (Charcoal) Fab.Pony FFl Store
::Schoen:: Froh (Pink) hoodie jacket Schoen (Schön) FFL Store
Shoes:
Duh!:: Floral Linen Flats Lavender Duh! FFL Store
Jewelry:
FAB.PONY “Fantasy60” Earrings (Get Onyx) Fab.Pony FFl Store
Hair:
Amacci Hair Suzy ~ Black Coal Tipped Blond (color modded) Amacci FFL Store

Fashion For Life: SYSY’s

Fashion for Life - SySy's Leiya Gown

SySy Chapman brings her variety of design skills to the FFL this year with two different approaches to seductive and sexy. First she thrills us with classic and simple lines of her Leiya Gown. The Leiya will softly accentuate the femininity of any who wear it, a trailing arm drapery adds a sensual flow and dream feel. A perfect choice for that next formal evening, Leiya is also available in soft rose.

Fashion for Life - SySy's Hush Dress

In contrast, SySy’s short and sassy Hush dress is ready to rock. A must have to pair with your most impossible heels and long legs. The combination will put you firmly in the center of attention on the dance floor! In addition to the silver grey this lively number is also available in cherry.

The designs listed below in the style card are designer donated items. During the run of Fashion For Life we will only list those items, some which are exclusive, which are 100% proceeds to benefit the cure for cancer. Please remember all funds in donation vendors go to the American Cancer Society. This includes the regular dedicated vendors, gacha and hunt items. Each designer has at least 4 items or outfits they are offering. A lot to choose from and affordable items which will help you to bring more dollars to find a cure. Go to http://fashionforlifesl.com for the latest news and locations and list of designers.

Style Card

Leiya Gown
Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Lavender Leiya Gown by SySy’s SYSY FFL Booth

Hush Dress
Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Hush Dress by SySy’s SYSY FFL Booth

Fashion For Life: SF Designs

The Relay for Life in Second Life has kicked off in a big way and we will be quite busy at Notions of Style during Fashion for Life, running March 12-22. Like so many, the devastating effects of cancer has touched our lives. We want to encourage you to take that special trip to walk the 9 sims of Fashion for Life visiting the 180 stores. Please remember all funds in donation vendors go to the American Cancer Society. This includes the regular dedicated vendors, gacha and hunt items. Each designer has at least 4 items or outfits they are offering with all proceeds going to RFL. A lot to choose from and affordable items which will help you to bring more dollars the American Cancer Society to bring a cure. We will try to show you as many of the designs that caught our eye as we can during the run of the event. Go to http://fashionforlifesl.com for the latest news and locations and list of designers.

The theme of Fashion for Life this year is “Beyond Black and White.” Instead of doing themes that were based on locales or one monolithic theme, FFL came upon the idea of making the sims in black and white—like a black and white photo. They felt that this would reinforce how cancer is no longer a black and white diagnosis because of the work of the American Cancer Society. They provide funds, programs and support that takes cancer “beyond black and white.” Designers and builders were given this theme and encouraged to interpret it as they pleased.

Fashion for Life - SF Designs - Lauren

Swaffette Firefly of SF Designs has designed two wonderful gowns for the FFL. They are not only beautiful but, are created for, and dedicated to, some very special people.

The Lauren, in rich teal silk, includes both evening and cocktail versions . This gown is dedicated and created for Lauren Fox – Lauren is currently undergoing chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer.

Fashion for Life - SF Designs - Briar Rose

The Briar Rose gown is a recreation of gown from the RFL 2009 auction, with the permission of Feles Seitan, who purchased the original and has recently been bereaved by cancer. This very special creation features an elegantly detailed Briar Rose overskirt which continues the flow of the bodice embroidery. This gown is dedicated to Wiccan Sojourner who lost her fight to Lymphoma in December 2010.

Both of these extraordinary creations are available as FFL selections at the SF Designs booth and all proceeds from the sale will be donated to the American Cancer Society for cancer research.

Style Card

(We wish to draw attention to the Fashion For Life items so will list only those available at the event.)

Lauren Gown
Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Lauren Gown & Shoes by SF Designs SF Designs FFL booth

Briar Rose Gown
Model/Photographer – KymSara Rayna
Wearing – Briar Rose Gown & Shoes by SF Designs SF Designs FFL booth