FASHION FOR LIFE 2013 Press Release

IT TAKES EACH OF US TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR ALL OF US.”

FASHION FOR LIFE 2013 opens for one week of non-stop, boundary-breaking, uplifting, shop-till-you-drop, dazzling entertaining events – the magnitude of which we guarantee you have never before experienced – beginning Saturday, March 9 at 12:00 p.m. SLT and ending on March 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. SLT with a colossal closing party!  Our goal is to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s RELAY FOR LIFE, the world’s (and SL’s) largest non-profit event which supports, promotes awareness, and gives hope to the millions of people around the globe battling the ravages of cancer on a daily basis – the patients, caregivers, families, research teams, and medical professionals at the forefront of the war against this abysmal disease.

For one week we will come together, celebrate life, honor memories, have a lot of fun, and make a difference.  Your jaw will literally drop when you behold architecture inspired by the “Seven Wonders of the World” on NINE Sims designed and built by immensely talented and distinguished SL craftsmen – filled to capacity with art, beauty, color, music, entertainers (including a fire and light show, and fashion shows by SL’s top agencies) that will permeate your senses with the captivating enchantment and breathtaking magic that is FASHION FOR LIFE WEEK!

THE COLOSSUS OF RHODESSOME OF THIS YEAR’S HIGHLIGHTS:

◊    Well over 550 (and growing) never-before-seen fashion items have been created and donated by literally hundreds of preeminent SL fashion designers.  Style it right and get ready to bulk up your inventory with fashion wear, accessories and the hottest couture that promises to lift your spirit and make you stand out wherever you travel in SL!

◊    Take advantage of 50% off on all John Galliano Inspired Couture fashion items which will be unveiled at the March 16 Galliano Show presented by BLVD Agency.  These discounted items will only be available at half price for 24 hours beginning on March 16 at 12:00 p.m. SLT and ending at 12:00 p.m. SLT on March 17!

◊    Do not miss the numerous Gacha and raffle vendors at the International Plaza.  On March 17, ONE LUCKY WINNER will be chosen to receive many of the participating designers’ new releases, as well as other gift prizes and surprises – so be sure to buy your tickets early and often for this highly sought-after raffle!

◊    Who will be named the first “SL Top Model?”  The anticipation has rapidly been building over the past several weeks and will culminate with the Grand Finale on March 17 at 9:00 a.m. SLT!

◊    During FASHION FOR LIFE WEEK, you can enter the “Best FFL Photo Contest.”  ONE WINNER will receive items or a gift card from over 40 participating designers! Look for the special information kiosks across all 9 sims and join the FFL Flickr group here:        http://www.flickr.com/groups/2142896@N20/

◊    Join us for a memorable Closing Party on March 17, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. SLT where we will once again come together and rejoice, commemorate, honor, make merry, and applaud all of our efforts as we say farewell to this year’s FASHION FOR LIFE WEEK.

And so much more – too massive to detail here!  Here is your link (http://thebestofsl.com/ffl2013/) for landmarks, sim descriptions, an up-to-the-minute list of donated items and where to find them, our entertainment schedule, and everything you want and need to know about FASHION FOR LIFE WEEK!

One day cancer will no longer threaten the lives of our loved ones or claim another year of anyone’s life.  Be a part of making that dream a reality.

Join us beginning March 9, at FASHION FOR LIFE 2013!

FASHION FOR LIFE

Executive Team

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Fashion For Life 2013

From a very NON-Diva point of view – by Panza Eilde

When I first entered Second Life, I created a body type that resembled my real life self.   Very unusual then, not so unusual now.

In 2007, modest women’s fashions were not the norm, and the only things I could find that weren’t skin tight and covering my belly were those designed for men’s avatars.   Avatars have changed a lot over the years, and so have the styles.  More body types have meant more choices and I can find so much now to suit my personal shape and style.

Then, along came mesh!  I know it is the trend of the future and will only get better and better.  I am also delighted to see designers include extra-large sizes.  Yet, right now it is a challenge to completely cover my short, chubby body and I’ve gotten some demos where the tips of my boobs peek out.

I wanted to see what Fashion4Life designers were offering this year, and how it would appear on the non- 6 foot 4 inch no-body-fat avatar, so I wandered over to the media wall and my mouth fell open.

The following pics are of just a few of the EXQUISITE items being show-cased this year, and how they appear on my *real* body.  No worries, model types…..plenty out there for you also. *smiles*

BLoggerWall_012Thank you Frolic and everyone responsible for this classy and classic event.

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I chose to check out the formals and gowns so I’d be ready for all those upcoming RFL dance events.

Tatiana by Mohna Lisa Couture_001This is Tatiana by Mohna Lisa Couture… I was knocked breathless with the dazzle and detail of the emerald gown.   This mesh gown would look wonderful on normal size avatars, but the push up bra on Panza just emphasizes the fat rolls under my arms and note the bulge above my girdle….*sigh*.   Almost….almost a total win for the fullest figure girl.  Thanks, Mohna Lisa.

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The three other gowns I picked up are non-mesh and I was able to tweek them to fit me very well.

Kari by Kouse's Sanctum_001Kouse Singh has always been one of my favorite fantasy designers, and her contribution to RFL this year is no exception.  Here, I’m wearing Kari….and was blown away by how pretty this gown was on me.  The ribbon on my neck is supposed to be on my chest, per the prim notation, but in moving and sizing it, I decided it made a cute neck ribbon also.  Mix and match and move around is a Panza  motto.  Thank you, Kouse Sanctum.  Love the way it makes me look innocent…..*winks*

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Life Dress by Vera Modero….. I don’t know much about this designer, but the cover on the box of this dress caught my eye.

Vero Modero Life Dress_001Wow……more risque than Panza normally wears, but definitely a keeper.  Great flow and regal colors give it an Egyptian feel to me.  Vera Modero…I’ll be checking your shop out soon.

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And last, we have Ritta’s by Pekas.  I discovered this designer during one of my many hunting excursions.  I’ve always associated her with Gorean designs, but this is definitely a earth woman gown.

Pekas Ritta_003 Pekas Ritta_001The front may be a little shocking for the more modest type, but it is the bow and train which make this a keeper for Panza.  Plus, Bain walked up and said “wow, nice dress.”

Pekas Ritta - Bain likes this one too_001Three pics of this gown…so you get the idea about it.

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If time permits, I’ll be playing dress-up again soon.  Thanks for reading and comments are welcome.

Fashion for Life 2013

It’s not just about fashion…

FFL ADEvery year, hundreds of people in Second Life ™ give their time, creativity and money to help raise funds and awareness on behalf of the ‘American Cancer Society’ at FASHION FOR LIFE.

This year from March 9th – 17th, an incredible 9 sims built by some of the grids best artists and builders will open to the public based on the theme of ‘The Seven Ancient Wonders of the World.’

But it’s not only the very best fashion you can expect to see this year but also dazzling art, beautiful buildings and a schedule of live events and fashion shows produced by SL’s top fashion agencies!

SIM BUILDERS & SPONSORS:

▪ Great Pyramid of Giza – Built by Thoth Jantzen – Sponsored by Chop Zuey Couture and Jewellery

▪ Hanging Gardens of Babylon – Built by Patch Thibaud – Sponsored by Tres Beau Designs in honor of loved ones lost.

▪ Statue of Zeus at Olympia – Built by KarlinJames Zepp – Sponsored by Sonatta Morales *8* Vintage Couture

▪ Temple of Artemis at Ephesus – Built by Nexuno Thespian – Sponsored by Leri Miles Designs, Quality mesh fashion for men and women.

▪ Mausoleum at Halicarnassus – Built by  Kaya Angel – Sponsored by LAZURI

▪ Colossus of Rhodes – Built by Rebeca Bashly – Sponsored by .:EMO-tions:.

▪ Lighthouse of Alexandria – Built by Bryn Oh – Sponsored by [sYs] Design

▪ FASHION FOR LIFE – Built by Eshi Otawara – sponsored by Miss Mundo Virtual Organization

▪ FFL Event Sim – Built by Eshi Otawara – Sponsored by Christianraven Resident

VIP SPONSORS:
▪ Tjake Kearny

▪ Giz Seorn

ENTERTAINMENT & EVENTS SCHEDULE:

The week will also host a schedule of live entertainment, music and catwalk events and each scheduled fashion show will reveal different outfits from the all new ‘Fashion for Life 2013’ collection.

SATURDAY MARCH 9TH
▪12:00 PM SLT: GRAND OPENING OF FASHION FOR LIFE 2013!

SUNDAY MARCH 10TH
▪10:00 AM SLT – FASHION SHOW – Produced by: KV Dream Agency

MONDAY MARCH 11TH
▪4:00 PM SLT – FASHION SHOW – Produced by SOLO EVANE

TUESDAY MARCH 12TH
▪4:00 PM SLT – FASHION SHOW – Produced by AVENUE

WEDNESDAY MARCH 13TH
▪4:00 PM SLT- FASHION SHOW – Produced by Elegance Agency
▪6:00 PM SLT – ANTONIO GALLOWAY IN CONCERT!

THURSDAY MARCH 14TH
▪4:00 PM SLT – FASHION SHOW – Produced by UEMA AGENCY

FRIDAY MARCH 15TH
▪12:00 PM SLT – CHANGHIGH SISTERS FIRESHOW of Light, Life and Love
▪4:00 PM SLT – FASHION SHOW – Produced by OPIUM EVOLUTION

SATURDAY MARCH 16TH
▪10:00 AM SLT – GALLIANO COUTURE INSPIRED COLLECTION – Produced by BLVD AGENCY

SUNDAY MARCH 17TH
▪9:00 AM SLT – GRAND FINALE – SL TOP MODEL COMPETITION
▪11:00 AM SLT – CLOSING PARTY – RAFFLE WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

*BOSL Radio will also stream across all 9 sims in partnership with SL club ‘The Velvet’.

* There will be a public ‘BEST FFL PHOTO CONTEST’ for the duration of this event. The winner will receive items from participating FFL designers.

PRESS & MEDIA NOTES:

“When I saw the amount of new and beautiful creations being made for FASHION FOR LIFE 2013, my head span like Linda Blair’s in her best moment. How could we possibly showcase all this new fashion in one week while organizing the event at the same time? Thank God for SL FASHION AGENCIES! They all graciously jumped in to give us a hand. I am forever grateful.” Frolic Mills, BOSL & Co, CEO

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