Hey, everyone. Tonight’s post is a bit unusual for me – not completely unusual coz I have blogged gowns before. But tonight’s fashion is not my usual dolly or goth attire. Tonight I want to tell y’all about Fashion for Life and particularly about Kouse’s Sanctum’s beautiful new gowns for that event. Everyone knows about Fashion for Life by now, I’m sure. If you haven’t heard about it, you’ve probably been away tending to RL or hiding under a virtual rock! 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. Fashion for Life is one hundred percent not for profit, and all organisation, building work and coordination are driven by the work of its volunteers which helps to maximize donated money. The feeds are covered with posts about the event. Here’s my first contribution!
Do you like purple? Well, you’re going to love the beautiful gowns Kouse’s Sanctum has for FFL. Let’s begin with my favorite, the Tranquility gown.
So lovely! I love the silver trim along the skirt, overskirt, and bodice. And such a pretty shade of purple. My hair is a new release from Truth – Kathy, worn with the streaks option. This is not a FFL item, guys. But my pretty skin is! It’s from a new to me store called Hush. It’s the Amy skin in the totally serendipitous makeup called Glossy Grape. This is the Sugar tone – the lightest – but it comes in several darker tones as well. Each skin includes several brow options, as well as a cleavage or no cleavage option. The skin is a composite type skin of photo sourced and hand drawn elements. It’s a very pretty example of this type, too. My gorgeous nails with ornaments and ring is new from +:+WTG+:+ -the Ribbon Classic Jeweled Nails. The nails have little jeweled ribbons on each nail and is just amazing. It comes with a HUD to change just about everything – the nail colors, jewel colors, ribbon colors, etc. It also comes in several sizes to fit most hand sizes. The earrings and necklace is new from Dark Mouse – Les Etoiles Brillent in silver. (The name means “the stars shine” by the way.) These are on sale right now for a special price. Ok. Let’s see some more of the gorgeous gowns from Kouse’s Sanctum!
This is the Juniper gown and is perfect for role playing in Medieval sims, or just wearing around coz it’s pretty! It features puffy sleeve tops and long, flowing three-quarter sleeves. Here you can see the gorgeous nails from +:+WTG+:+ even better. So fancy! Oh, here you can also see my pretty Lassitude & Ennui Boudoir Mules (shoes) that I’m wearing in the purple color.
This Selah gown is the most elegant of the four, I think. I love that jeweled bodice and flowing skirt. I love how the gown is fitted at the hips and butt, but then flows so beautifully afterward. The ruffled bodice top just finishes the gown off spectacularly. This gown made me feel so elegant that I could picture myself dancing in a ballroom with some handsome flirt, like I did in my early days of SL. 🙂 There’s still one more gown to show you. Last, but certainly not least, is the Madison gown.
Madison features a patterned inset down the center of the bodice, plus you get two different skirts – a slim skirt, and a ball gown skirt. Both are yummy. Madison has lace chest ruffles and lace ruffled straps to embellish this lovely gown. Well, I hope you enjoyed my little sojourn into the world of fancy ballgowns. I know I did!
Here’s a bit more information about Fashion for Life, but you can find even more information on the official website here.
- 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 SL. 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 socialize, have fun and meet new people, too. The sims have been kindly sponsored by ‘Dream Seeker Estate Corporation’ which has drastically reduced administrative expenses, helping to free up even more money for Relay for Life.
Well, until next time…
Happy hunting, gathering, shopping, etc. *mwah*!
Gowns by Kouse’s Sanctum for Fashion for Life – Dreamseeker Epoque Sim
Skin – Hush – Amy – Glossy Grape – Sugar – Md Browns – for Fashion for Life – Dreamseeker Zeit Sim
Hair – Truth – Kathy w/ Roots – Streaked – Sangria
Nails/Rings- +:+WTG+:+ – Ribbon Classic Jeweled Nails*
Earrings and Necklace – Dark Mouse – Les Etoiles Brillent – Silver
Shoes – Lassitude & Ennui – Mesh Boudoir Mules – Purple
Lashes by Beetlebones
Eyes by Ikon (formerly Fashism)