About Donna Flora

I know, I know. I am retired. I’ve certainly said so enough. And I really am, I’m down to walking a runway once, maybe twice a year and definitely only for charities or on the rare instances a friend asks me to join in and I feel a pull to do so. Because of this when BLVD Model Management sent out the NC for the upcoming 2013 BOSL Fashion Week, it mostly went ignored by me. But, then, this August, life happened. The death of an acquaintance is painful enough, the death of a friend, Squinternet Larnia, from cancer, well, that was brutal. When I heard BOSL was including as their first show of the BOSL 2013 Fall Fashion Week a show staffed by models volunteering to mix and match their Donna Flora faves into a unique outfit to pay tribute to this icon of Second Life vintage fashion, I knew I had to dust off my walking shoos and put all hands in.

CC_Cahoime_MeimeiModels: MeiMei Shiu, Caoimhe Lionheart, Cottoncandy Teardrop . Photography: Natzuka Miliandrovic .

I hope you will join us tomorrow September 14, 2013 at 10:00AM SLT. Don’t come to see me, heck I can’t walk on the best of days. Come to join me tomorrow to pay tribute to Squinternet Larnia of Donna Flora. Come to see these other amazing top tier models, come to see the stunning Donna Flora inspired outfits, come to show Squinternet that though her Second Life has ended, her legacy to us never will. Models include: Gamp Lane, Vivienne Darcy, YeriakTH Couturier, Carilynn OHare, Vivien Emerald, Saleena Hax, Shena Neox, Arialee Miles, Ponchitutie Boucher, Vera Fenutzni, Federica Galtier, Nayomi Gartner, Precise fremon, Naztuka Miliandrovic, Sylphia Constantine, Tyako Coage, Meimei Shiu, Veronica Krasner, Reign Congrejo, and Diana Balhaus. I truly hope to see you there. I even included the taxi for you: Taxi:

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B●SL FASHION WEEK 2013- SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
September 14 – 22
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① SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 – 10:00 a.m. SLT: TRIBUTE TO SQUINTERNET LARNIA/DONNA FLORA.

PARIS – Stage by: Regi Yifu

It all started in Paris. Before the world even realized what fashion was, the French were the first to make an industry out of it. Regi Yifu’s sparkling Eifel Tower provides the perfect backdrop for our Grand Opening – A Tribute to the Designs of Squinternet Larnia of Donna Flora.

These are designs that will never go out of style, presented by our top BLVD Models. Squinternet did it all – Amazing Vintage from the 20’s to the 60’s, elegant gowns and evening wear, hair, jewelry, shoes, hats, handbags – you name it and you could find it in her stores. Enjoy an exciting mix-and-match tribute to a designer who will be missed but never forgotten. Squinternet was a lady of grace and kindness, and it is fitting that our first show be dedicated to the impact she had on this business – come and see why her immense talent inspired us all.

② SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 – 2:00 p.m. SLT: OUTRAGEOUS COUTURE: BLVD MODELS SHOW THE LATEST FASHION TRENDS…. Mix and Match

③ SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 – 10:00 a.m. SLT: ACCESSORIZE ME! PART I….
KittyCats Provided by Callie Cline
Alexandra Sautereau’s (Alexandra Sautereau Collection) sharp handbags, to Kathrin Dassin’s (Moondance Boutique) stunning array of nail art, to Tjake Kearny’s (Jewelry by Jake) fabulous jewelry collection, and sleek casual wear and accessories from Morphine Janick (Monso).

④ MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 – 4:00 p.m. SLT – ACCESSORIZE ME! PART II
Fashion accessories are an absolute “must” for stretching your wardrobe. Let us show you how to create the looks that will have all eyes turning your way. Find out how to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary with accessories as one of fashion’s First Ladies, June Dion (Barerose), does them. Fall in love with Rena Vita’s (Crystal Line) glorious jewelry and accessories. And let Atuko Cliassi’s (Feel) line of accessories and jewelry motivate and captivate you. We will show you how accessories can brighten up your wardrobe and make you a stand-out every time!

⑤ TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 – 4:00 PM SLT — CASUAL CHIC IS THE NAME OF THE GAME!

Journey McLaglen’s (Prism) styles are all about casual couture at its best — colourful, sassy yet comfortable, and always memorable. Silk Dreams Fashions’ Marisela Bouchard shows us why her designs are the talk of the town. And joeylin of Paisley Daisy presents her dreamy mesh creations — everything from Boho to sexy Lace to haute couture.

⑥ WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th – 4:00 pm SLT – LAZURI JEWELRY SPECTACULAR!

You cannot go wrong with Lazuri! Come and see why Zuri Lyric has skyrocketed to the top of her game. This show is sure to leave you with the desire to adorn yourself with sparkling galore!

⑦ THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 – 4:00 p.m. SLT – GABRIEL AND INKWELL!

We take you now to Milan, Italy, for a special look at men’s fashion created by Takuya Jinn, acclaimed designer and CEO of Gabriel, and tattoo art by Emanuelle Courtois that will leave you electrified. Milan is recognized internationally as one of the premiere fashion capitals. From Gucci to Armani, Milanese designers are known for their practicality and simple elegance.

⑧ FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 – 4:00 p.m. SLT – CHARMED BREEDABLE FASHIONS

You are invited to experience this most unique and exciting fashion concept! Imagine having the ability to own and create your own designer shoes. You are limited only by your imagination. You might even win a real pair of designer shoes! Want to know how? Don’t miss a minute of the return of Charmed Breedable Fashions: Where every Dream can come true, every girl is Cinderella, and every man is Prince Charming.

⑨ SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 – 10:00 a.m. SLT – THE DIVA SHOW!
Returning to the brilliance and exhilaration that is Tokyo, we present the designs of four Fashion Goddesses of the Grid: Eleseren Brianna (Romance Couture), Kimmera Madison (Tres Beau Designs), Mami Jewell (Azul), and Samanthajones Resident (Liv Glam).

⑩ Saturday, September 21 – 2:00 pm SLT – TRIBUTE TO ELIE SAAB

Welcome to the World of Elie Saab! Lebanese Fashion Designer Elie Saab burst onto the fashion scene in 2002, after actress Hallie Berry wore a burgundy gown by Saab to the 2002 Academy Awards. Known for creating the finest couture for royalty and celebrities alike, we invite you to bask in the ultimate elegance that is Elie Saab.

Enzo Champagne – CHAMPAGNE!sparkling couture
Carrie Snowpaw – Snowpaws
Lyrical Bizarre – Lyrical B!zarre
Elesen Brianna – Romance Couture
Raven Pennyfeather – RFyre Gothic Couture Clothing
Donatela Couturier – Modern Couture
Kimmera Madison – Tres Beau Designs
Antoniaxp – Countdown
Alexa Sideways – Absolutely Smitten
Vivienne Darcy – Desir
Sonia28 Jie – Son!a Luxury Fashion
Mila Tatham – *SoliDea FoliEs*
Giz Seorn – GizzA Creations
Sascha Frangilli – Sascha’s Designs
Warm Clarity – ~ghee~
Shinichi Mathy – Shiki Designs
Mami Jewell – AZUL
joeylin Resident – Paisley Daisy
June Dion – Barerose

⑪ SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 – 10:00 am SLT – BRIDAL EXTRAVAGAN-ZA!

In true BOSL Fashion Week tradition, today you will get your first glimpse of all 32 Miss Virtual World 2014 Candidates in a Grand Finale that leaves no holds barred. We have some seriously talented and gorgeous Misses this year and you get the first peek at these women who everyone will be watching in the coming months.

This show-stopping, one of a kind, “mix-and-match” bridal extravaganza promises to make you want to walk down the aisle with that special someone as we end a week of captivating, electrifying, and entrancing fashion productions that make up BOSL FASHION WEEK.

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