My friend Finned and I were at Fashion for Life late Tuesday night throwing L’s at vendors so we could hit the goal of 5.25 million. The only problem was trying to decide what to choose from all the awesome stuff there was. Anyway, Finned gave me this dress and told me I was assigned to blog it. This is one of Azul’s FFL items and it makes me feel very Kate Middleton—so feminine and princessy. Maybe I should have worn my hair down.
Another item that I am happy to blog about is the new Nadia skin from HUIT. I really like the youthful shine of this skin. My favorite thing, however, is the collarbone and neck transition. This is a hard thing to get right in skins, and Nadia has a slight dip and bend in the collarbone and the neck tendons flow naturally into the neck and chin.
Also a shout out to the new Firestorm viewer…I cranked my graphics up as high as they would go and enabled shadows and ambience and all what have you, and nary a graphics line to be found! Thanks, team!
Hair: [elikatira] Charmed – Brown 09 by Elikapeka Tiramisu
Eyes: IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Silver&Green (from FFL 2011-no longer available) by Ikon Innovia
Skin: HUIT Nadia3 by Mikoto Lisa
Earrings: U&R Dogs Meringue Pierced Earrings Antique by Ruriko Jewell
Necklace: MG Necklace – Serena Teardrop – WHITE PEARL – GOLD by Maxi Gossamer
Dress: –AZUL-(FFL2012) Blossoms Joli/Pink by Mami Jewell
Shoes: *KittiesLair* Sandals03g Nadia Fallow by Babette Ultsch
Location: Tea Time, Amia
I don’t know about you, but it seemed like FFL was here and gone in the blink of an eye this year. In the end we did meet Harper’s challenge goal and she made her triumphant way through the sims as promised, in pig form. So they do fly, after all, it seems. You can see a couple of pictures of Harper happily on her way here and see how much was raised during the event.
So it’s goodbye to FFL for this year…see you in 2013!
Hair: Truth Gabriel espresso by Truth Hawks
Necklace: (Caroline’s Jewelry) Vintage Key Watch Necklace – Pink by Caroline Apollo
Sweater: e! Snuggly Sweater GRASS by Eclectic Wingtips
Pants: :[P]:-Stardust Pants Peony by Luna McMillan
Shoes: Shiny Things Zimmy Flats – olive by Fallingwater Cellardoor
Location: Dreamseeker Epoque
This has to be one of my favorite items from Fashion for Life this year. I had my gorgeous friend Isabelle come in to model this glorious creation that fits her pixel body like a glove. I think she could outdo just about any lady on the red carpet!
I have enjoyed taking my photos on the Fashion for Life builds and today the only one that would do was Volta, sponsored by Sonatta Morales and built by Troy Vogel. Simple and stunning elegance. Now there is very little time left for you to get your Fashion for Life purchases, so get going, tick tock!
Hair: MINT Gia Hair Majestic by Nuri Rau
Eyes: IKON Sunrise Arabian Blue by Ikon Innovia Zeit
Dress: -AZUL-(FFL2012) Marcela Sapphire by Mami Jewell
Jewelry: Virtual Impressions Madison Dream Antique Pearl by Chrissy Ambrose Volta
Location: Dreamseeker Volta
Today at Fashion for Life you will find this little sign at many stores around the event. This is not one to miss, friends. Look for the items with this sign next to them that will be marked down to 55L for Friday, March 16th only. Today I wanted to show a couple of amazingly great designs that to me have been some of the most awesome bonuses at Fashion for Life this year. My top is from the Lapointe and Bastchild gacha, and my pants are also a gacha item (just 25L!) from Eclectic Firefly. Be sure to get out there today and take advantage of this one-day markdown of some amazing items!
Hair: TRUTH< Vicky w/Roots – java by Truth Hawks
Skin: Style by Kira – Willow Skin – RFL 01A by Kira Paderborn Zeit
Eyes: IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Aspen by Ikon Innovia Zeit
Earrings: (Kunglers Extra) Topazio by AvaGardner Kungler Volta
Necklace/Bracelet: SIGMA Jewels/ Danae wine/gold by Sofi Trenkins Volta
Top: .:L&B:. S’wear “Argyle” Crop Top & Tank by Paul Lapointe Aika
Pants: ::Eclectic Firefly:: Jewel Tone Pants – Black 1 by Phoenix Wells Aika
Shoes: .:L&B:. “Simone” Ankle Boot/Pine by Paul Lapointe Aika
Poses: Reel Expression, Glitterati
I have been looking forward to blogging this dress since I first saw it. I’ve been reading Jack McDevitt’s fantastic, world-hopping A Talent for War, and this dress makes me feel like a someone from a similarly unearthly, Fifth-Element-esque alien world. It is a partial-mesh dress, combining the best of both clothing-design worlds:
My fabulous orange shoes are from Indyra Originals. I have a few favorites in this outfit, but I particularly like this swooping, physical-law-defining hairstyle from Marleen Vaughan. Also a favorite are the Sonata Volta Time FFLEyes from Lera Keng. Both system and prim eyes are included. I went with the prim eyes so they could be made smaller as the system eyes were a bit too large, even the small size.
These are so detailed and creative, with classic time-keeping symbols and gears and even star symbols—take a closer look:
This is the hunt gift from Lera, but other colors, named after the sims and their builders, are available in her store on Zeit.
Hair: Vaughan. True Grit :: black by Marleen Vaughan Zeit
Eyes: Vanity Flair Sonata Volta – Time FFLEyes 2012 by Lera Keng Momentum
Skin: ~LaVie~ Rachel #14 by Pompeja Rossini Czas
Earrings: Giselle Opal Set – TANGERINE by Maxi Gossamer Tijd
Dress: !! MOONSTRUCK !! FFL Bubbles by Luna Barak Aika
Shoes: Indyra Originals-Coquette Noir-Kelsi: Tangerine by Indyra Seigo Tijd
My gorgeous friend Kat is modeling some designs that she found at Boho Baku at Fashion for Life. This was her first introduction to Twill Tymets’ work and she became a quick fan. (She has since told me I am a bad influence on her, inspiring her to too much shopping!)
Hair: Damselfly Peggy Black Pearl by Tommy Fairplay
Necklace: Boho Baku~ Jade & sandalwood beaded necklace by Twill Tymets Aika
Outfit: Boho Baku ~ Twill violet paisley skirt set w/violet denim jacket by Twill Tymets Aika
There is so much amazingness at Fashion For Life! I am not sure which is more fun, shopping for the clothes or looking for places on the awesome builds to take the photos. Zeit, built by Grace Loudon, has to be one of my favorite sims, with its retro colors and bright atmosphere…the filling station gacha building was a must have for today’s photo.
My dress today is a gorgeous partial-mesh creation from Miamai. I just love how designers are using mesh to fix that skirt prim-flap issue. Well done! I chose to wear it with my new favorite jacket in the world from Lapointe & Bastchild. I am so in love with the textures from this team, they are always detailed and flawless. And my tribute-to-Grease hairstyle is from Marleen Vaughan. Take that, Sandy!
And as if that weren’t enough! The FFL Meimei skin is giving me all kinds of chills with it’s smooth texture and creamy tone. I am wearing a tan overlay tattoo because it was a little bit on the pale side for me, but if you are looking for pale and gorgeous, Meimei is your girl! And I also love this intricately detailed jewelry set from WTG. And a shout out to my girl Maxi Gossamer, for her incredible mesh Swallow Wings lashes. I admit I was a bit skeptical when I first saw them, but I have seen the light!
Hair: V. Swan Song :: black by Marleen Vaughan Zeit
Skin: LaVie Meimei #2 by Pompeja Rossini (with a tan overlay tattoo) Czas
Eyes: IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Hazel by Ikon Innovia Zeit
Lashes: MG – Eyelashes – Party – Swallow Wings by Maxi Gossamer Momentum
Jewelry: +:+WTG+:+ **Cupid-R** by Tosy Xue Zeit
Jacket: .:L&B:. S’Wear womens “Drift” Jacket Black by Paul Lapointe Aika
Dress: Miamai_Lilli Love by Monica Outlander Volta
Boots: [Gos] Curvaceous Boot [R] – BLACK by Gospel Voom Zeit
Location: Fashion For Life, Zeit
What’s more fun than taking photos of yourself? Taking photos with a friend! Today I got to have a little fun time with my girl Shay, whom you probably know from Shayariel’s World of SL Fashion. You can see we had a great time seeing the sights on her adorable scooter!
Most of what I wearing can be found on the Aika sim. My blue and white top is one Zaara Kohime’s FFL items in her store. It goes perfectly with Pixieplumb Flanagan’s Nadine pumps, which are Baby Monkey’s FFL item. Hm….did they plan this???
Shay is wearing the denim one-piece dress from Sakuya Lane at Feather. The vendor is on the inside of the storefront wall, so don’t miss it! Cerberus Noel’s fabulous mesh boots are the perfect match, as is Mina Nakamura’s adorable Kim hairstyle. All of these items are FFL donation items, so that’s a lot of support you can give to cancer research!
Hair: Amacci Hair Anna ~ Onyx by Carina Larsen Aika
Top: Zaara : Sanya blouse *porcelain* 2 by Zaara Kohime Aika
Necklace: CoLLisions:. A Wish for Harmony Necklace by Guenevere DeCuir Czas
Bracelet: Aurora Borealis+ Eggcellent Double Bracelet by Sequoia Nightfire Aika
Pants: *GF* Capri Jeans by Cerberus Noel
Shoes: BM Nadine pumps Blue by Pixieplumb Flanagan Aika
Hair: Mina hair Kim by Mina Nakamura Aika
Skin: My Dear Hygeia skin by Marisa Feila Epoque
Outfit: Feather Denim one-piece dress by Sakuya Lane Vrjeme
Boots: *GF*[Mesh] Long Cuff Boots “Will” -sepia- by Cerberus Noel Volta
I had a marvelous time wandering around the fantastically built sims for Fashion for Life last evening. There is so much to see here folks, and it’s not restricted to fashion only…although I admit that’s what I spent most of my time checking out.
Alafolie sucked me right in with a great selection of semi-formal and formal wear. I grabbed this lovely sparkly number only partly because it would go so well with the amazingly awesome mesh boots from G. Field. Seriously, there was a scream or two when I saw them…aaaand they are a FFL item.
My skin is a youthful, lovely one from Hush. I am new to Hush Darkrose’s skins, but I will definitely be a repeat customer. Just look at the gorgeous flush and glow of the face! And last but not least are several new colors of eyes added to the Utopia line at IKON. There were actually a couple of new colors for the Sunrise line, too, to my great delight.
One other thing that I must, MUST mention is the Gacha areas. They are fantastic, people! My bracelets and earrings today are both from Gachas, and they are already favorites, so don’t pass the Gachas by or you will miss some great stuff.
Fashion for Life 2012 opens at 12pm SLT today…see you there!
Hair: TRUTH< Lykie (Mesh) – espresso by Truth Hawks
Eyes: IKON Utopia Eyes – Forest Green by Ikon Innovia Zeit
Skin: Hush – Amy – TangerineKiss – Cream – DrkBrws by Hush Darkrose Zeit
Earrings: +Aurora Borealis+ It’s Time #3 for FFL by Sequoia Nightfire (Gacha) Aika
Necklace: U&R Dogs Repetitor Necklace L’Olimpiade Silver by Ruriko Jewell Vrijeme
Bracelets: Ruca Tease st-rings1 BRACELETS2 by Bonadea Avedon (Gacha) Czas
Dress: “AlaFolie” STAR saumon by Pixivor Allen Zeit
Boots: *GF*[Mesh] Long Cuff Boots “Will” -peach– by Cerberus Noel Volta
Fashion for Life 2012 opens in just a few days…I can’t believe it is that time again! From the previews on the Fashion For Life blog, it is looking to be an extraordinary event:
My favorite thing about FFL is that so many completely amazing designers come together to support cancer research. If you are going to embrace a rallying cause, it’s a great one to choose. This year’s theme is “It’s Time” and the sim decoration and many of the donation items will reflect that theme. My second favorite thing is that all of them come together in one virtual space so I can shop all my favorite places without having to tp all over. So if shopping annoys you and you want to just get it all done and go home, then FFL is for you. And if you love shopping, the FFL is for you, too!
Malicia Python will be offering this sexy mesh dress as one of the gatcha items at the event, but will also be including skins and eyes for sale in her booth. Here is the Vintage Wrapped Silk dress in purple—it is a dress made to be rocked!
Fashion for Life 2012 opens March 10th, 2012. I will be posting landmarks in the next couple of days. Get ready, everyone, it is so time.
Hair: Magika [Hair][Mirrored] Drastic by Sabina Gully (At MMM12)
Jewelry: MG -Ashanti – Necklace – 3 Disks – CERISE by Maxi Gossamer (@MMM12)
Dress: !Silken Moon Vintage Dress Wrapped Silk Purple by Malicia Python (available @ Fashion for Life starting March 10th, 2012)
Shoes: Stiletto Moody Bare Katherine Taupe by Stiletto Moody
Bag: FFL BAG 2012 – Ruca Tease (group gift—check out the store at FFL!)