Got Nothing To Wear Again?

Can't Find Anything to Wear?

Don’t worry about it! On March 29, 2013 at 1:00PM SLT, we are starting a new round of The Couturier’s Dock, featuring creatively minded designers, to you, our creatively minded consumer’s. Welcome to the Couturier’s Dock! We are Salimar Art SIM and it’s time to recycle this fun event and the inventory will disappear quickly and once the current inventory is gone, it is gone. We do not refill stock so don’t miss out on some of the incredible finds at the Couturier’s Dock. We purposely kept our designer’s list limited to some of the designers we feel have niched their own genre of fashion so the items available to you will be unique, limited to lots of 50 units, will be affordable at a price range of 50 to 500 Lindens (50% off the main store price) and we hope what you find will be a treasured addition to your Second Life inventory. We are very happy to have all of these dedicated SL designers committing items to this event and the only thing missing is YOU. Will you please join us?
The Couturier’s Dock: Taxi:

The Couturier's Dock

The.Body.Was.Willing.

The.Body.Was.Willing. FFL: Makeup: Madrid Solo. NonFFL: Outfit: *SoliDea FoliEs* . Watch: Mandala. Hair: Boon. Hat: Mix and match Miamai, *SoliDea FoliEs*

The body was willing, but the mind was very weak today. I started this blog so early this morning, but I couldn’t even make it out of the starting block. Writing block happens, I suppose. Sometimes even people who spend the entire day rambling misplace their words. Staring aimlessly at the monitor didn't work, and eventually I just wandered away. My job allows me to work outdoors at times and for today, the words were written out there, hidden in the buzz of insects, whispering on the wings of passing butterflies, sung happily by flitting birds.

The.Body.Was.Willing.FFL: Makeup: Madrid Solo. NonFFL: Hair: Boon. Hat: Mix and match Miamai, *SoliDea FoliEs*

When we work so hard to please others, at times we forget to please the one we should love the most. Ourselves. I’ve been blogging Fashion For Life a lot this week, hard to believe it starts in just two more days! YAY! Everything I have tried on is just so wonderful! I know you will all enjoy the event this year! It’s just, sometimes, I can’t be shown what to wear. I am stubborn that way. I seldom wear from just one designer preferring to mix and match, but I’ve mostly stayed loyal now for about a week. But retired lil Cao’s have to crawl back to their comfort clothes, drag them on and feel like themselves again. In deference to my lil Dragon Draakje, I didn’t throw on my always conveniently tucked away sequined knicker shorts, I did though, pull on one of my many favorite *SoliDea FoliEs* outfits. Luckily, I didn’t even have to snap the pic. I dragged my heartfriend and fellow model Nattyzuzu (Natzuka Miliandrovic) behind her camera, she chose some incredible poses from her store Flighty Pixels Poses and she so kindly and gorgeously captured the look.

It.Takes.A.Village. FFL: Chop Zuey . NonFFL: Makeup: Mons <3 Hair: Plume . Shirt: .Shi .

The take from? Yes, here it is. Written just for you Nattyzuzu. There are times when you are asked to do so many things. And people don’t realize how busy you truly are. So even though the body is more than willing to help, listen to your heart, listen to your mind. If it is tired, uncreative, feeling uninspired, your work wont be its best anyway. Kindly tell the people asking for help you would love to, you just can’t do so at this time. As friends they should truly understand and appreciate your honestly. Because who wants help from someone whose heart is only half into helping them? And if they are upset, are they really friends a’tall? Well, there ya are. I found my comfort clothes, now if I can just get a certain little dragon to make me some mac-n-cheese, life will be perfection!

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Are.the.Things.That.Make.Me.Me. ~A.A.Milne

The.Things.That.Make.Me.Different.

Happy to report, the doctor said I am me. In case you were wondering, that is. I had two more pictures to share from Morea Style and thought I should keep these seperate, since the items are all Fashion for Life 2013 related. The gown was created by Morea DeCosta, the jewelry set is a work of art by Yula Finesmith of Finesmith jewelry and the pose, another one of the incredible poses from Dahriel of *PosESioN.* . The lipstick is from Ekilem Melodie of Mons and the eyemakeup, also a FFL item is Madrid Solo. I hope your day has been playful and filled with the whispers of dreams answered.

The.Things.That.Make.Me.Different. Hair: Osmose <3333 (Come back I love you!!) This pose is by my heart friend NattyZuZu from her store Flighty Pixels.

Hope to see you March 9th 2013 at Fashion for Life! SLURLS on left under A Fashion For Life page. Event will be open on Saturday!

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The.Things.That.Make.Me.Different.

The.Things.That.Make.Me.Different.Hair: Miamai, Songe. Makeup: Zibska. Lashes: Boudoir,Serious Eyeliner

are the things that make me.~ A.A. Milne. Went shopping the other day. I never could get into (as in SIM full) the Gacha event, so I decided to explore old faves. A really long time ago I was in the Miss Morea Style contest. I even made it to the finals. Having never even been to a modeling class or in a runway show, it small wonder I lost to Serene Faith, who went on a week later to win Miss Virtual World 2011. Heck, I’d reckon I probably wasn’t even top five. Below is my entry picture, goes to show, a photographer (Skip Staheli shot this) CAN make a difference in the initial selling, so get some top pics in the portfolios, aspiring models. boy I’ve changed haven’t I? Then I suppose I have, I am three years older. This picture looks like “stop the madness.” I’ve felt that way at times, haven’t you?

Caoimhe~In Ecstasy    http://slurl.com/secondlife/MOREA%20STYLE/127/126/22

Where does time go? It’s as if while we are busy thinking ourselves all important and dallying with this or that, playing at a Second Life, real life is being gathered under the furniture, collecting itself up into little dust bunny’s, waiting the execution day when the Vacuum gets just the right angle of suction. Kind of sad isn’t it? To think we cower from real life at times. I don’t blame you, as far as realities go, the second one has a lot of the characteristics of the first one. So perhaps it is trading one journey for another. I just sometimes wonder if what I gained from Second Life is worth the loss of 1,825 days?

The.Things.That.Make.Me.Different. I love this bear, its a Gacha at the “Depraved Luck of the Irish Fair”Taxi:
But then I think about friends made, friends gone, laughs, learns (and boy have you all taught me quite abit) If not of an intellectual level at times, always of either an inspirational or sociological one. Culture, yes that’s probably the best word. I’ve become an international student of virtual anthropology.

The.Things.That.Make.Me.Different.

The take from, I think. Is in the virtual world of sameness and “trying to fit in” somewhere. Don’t forget the thing that makes you beautyful is not your sameness, but your difference. We are all born unique, and in this uniqueness we have, we own, something no one will ever have. Show this beautyful uniqueness in both worlds. It is your richest crown.

(outfit notes coming.. (I have to go to the doctor))

The.Playing.Ground.and.the.Big.Picture.

The.Playing.Ground.and.the.Big.Picture. FFL- *LpD* Steam Cloud Makeup and Earrings.

I promised myself I wouldn’t do it, no Lil Cao thinking blogs during this Fashion for Life pre-opening week. Honestly I did try. I held it since Friday. But then there is always a catalyst. And I am, above all things, a watcher and thinker. I have a friend who is ill with Parkinsons Disease and suffers their days with debilitating pain, involuntary shaking and once a week excruciating physical therapy. In the midst of an argument the spouse of the friend complained everything that was wrong with the marriage was due to my friends disease, as if having the disease were a choice.

The.Playing.Ground.and.the.Big.Picture.1st box I opened was menswear…. But, I loved it! (worn without shirt and tie) FFL- Hairs: Dura, FFL1. Suit: Innuendo Italian, Neth. Purse: *CoCo*, Lip clutch

I held it in, well until yesterday that is. The office I work in is along the waterfront. The waterfront is a vibrant area with a marina, a few restaurants and a huge playground where families gather to let their children play. After work while driving along the waterfront my travels were mired and crawling due to policemen searching in the water for a fisherman who was killed while boating. I was very angry when I noticed cars stopping in the road to watch the process, it’s a road, quit watching and just drive! Of course, this didn’t happen, while stopped so the idiot in front of me could watch, I looked at the crowd gathered along the jogging path watching the scene unfold. People were there with their children, young children, all under five years old, looking to see a dead body. I was simply appalled! Is this something a child should see? But then, while sitting there a moment longer, it hit me. When it comes to the big picture, I am as obtuse as my friends spouse, the spectators, and the idiot driver. In my small ego-centrical way, in my worry of getting from work to home so I could walk my Jack Russell Terrior…ist, the big picture was hidden from view. Someone had lost a son, brother, father, spouse, friend, lover, or all of the above.

The.Playing.Ground.and.the.Big.Picture.FFL- Dress: *LpD*, Steam Cloud dress. POSES: *PosESioN* poses, Chic.

Take from? Yep, even this week. Cancer, like death, touches each and every one of us at some point. Whether in our own family, ourselves, a neighbor, loved one, or a friend. Are you the person who will help, or the person who will sit in your car and think about how your life has been inconvenienced by this victim? Me? I choose not to stand around and watch, I want to make a difference. Like this song, one of my favorite of all time, like The Fray, I choose to try to learn “How to Save a Life”. March 9th 2013, please join us at Fashion For Life in Second Life, it’s not just about Fashion. Together, we will make a difference. Remember 100% of the proceeds from sales goes directly to the American Cancer Society. SLURL’s are under the Fashion for Life Slurl’s page on the left of this blog. Feel free to use them through out the week of the 9th March.

Fashion for Life Begins March 9th 2013

Fashion for Life Begins March 9th 2013
Outfit:
Hat: *SoliDea FoliEs*, Tiffany
Dress: *SoliDea FoliEs*, Tiffany
Hair: Boon, BNG331

It is so close to the time, one week. Fashion for Life isn’t just about Fashion. I look forward to it every year, this is my third in Second Life and I hope you will lend a hand and help too. All you have to do is purchase one item, every purchase helps. The wonderful part of SL’s Fashion for Life event is you don’t just donate, you receive a product for your donation, something you would possibly wish to buy anyway. All the designers items are donated to the charity at 100%. One person can make a difference. Don’t think cancer is some vague disease that will never effect you. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States alone. I personally lost my best friend/sister in law to leukemia at the age of 36 and watching the disease progress is devastating. There are many types of cancer, but all cancers start with a single abnormal cell. Abnormal cells multiply quickly. They spread to other parts of the body, invading healthy body tissue and organs, yet almost half of all cancer deaths can be prevented with early detection and treatment.

Fashion for Life Begins March 9th 2013
Outfit:
Dress: *SoliDea FoliEs* Isabella (Gacha item)
Hair: Exile, American Woman

Relay For Life is the signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. The Relay For Life of Second Life is the largest, most successful fundraising event in our virtual world, raising more than $5.4 million in 2012. From noon March 9th 2013 to noon March 17th 2013, the biggest, boldest and most fabulous fashion event of the year will take place, helping to raise funds and awareness on behalf of the ‘American Cancer Society.’ All SLURLS under Fashion for Life SLURLS. Event will not be open until March 9th, 2013.

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L’Homme March 2013

L Homme Photo by: Leah McCullough

L’Homme SL Magazine. A creative endeavor of my friend Zachary Zufreur. He even let a lil Cao be a part! Why Harajuku of course! ;) Picture of me with Neve’s Boo, SL Model Bootney Blessed. I hope you will enjoy!

Photo by Marcopol Oh

Cover Photo by Marcopol Oh

Link to Mag: L’HommeSL March 2013

Time.To.Roll.up.The.Sleeves.

And get down to business. Yes, its time for Fashion for Life 2013: It’s not just about fashion…

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Starting Monday I will begin to blog this event in earnest, afterall it is my favorite charity of all charitable events in Second Life. It hits me right in the heart because of my real life experiences with the ravages of cancer. But for now, me and my family at *SoliDea FoliEs* and Salimar will have a moments quiet for one of our own. Please respect us our privacy, and I look forward to sharing with you our Fashion For Life items and the many incredible items of other SL designers during this week long event. I’ve seen many of the products that will be given with your donation, (100% of the cost of the item goes to Relay for Life) and they are simply amazing!

I hope you will find it in your heart to join me here on the blog and in Second Life at the “Fashion For Life” venues and shows. This year, along with the vendors, shows and raffles, there is a gacha event as well. So literally something for everyone! Over five and a half million was raised last year, lets make this our best year ever. And to make it easier for you, I’ve created a page of the Fashion For Life SLURL’s by designer. Please feel free to use them throughout the week for easy transport within the SIMs.

Every 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 LAZURI
▪ Hanging Gardens of Babylon – Built by Patch Thibaud – Sponsored by Tres Beau
▪ Statue of Zeus at Olympia – Built by KarlinJames Zepp – Sponsored by Leri Miles Designs, Quality mesh fashion for men and women.
▪ Temple of Artemis at Ephesus – Built by nexuno Thespian – Sponsored by .:EMO-tions:.
▪ Mausoleum at Halicarnassus – Built by Kaya Angel – Sponsored by Sonatta Morales *8* Vintage Couture
▪ Colossus of Rhodes – Built by Rebeca Bashly – Sponsored by Chop Zuey Couture and Jewellery
▪ Lighthouse of Alexandria – Built by Bryn Oh – Sponsored by [sYs] Design
▪ Event Sim Center – Built by Eshi Otawara – sponsored by Miss Mundo Virtual Organization
▪ Event Sim North – 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 spin 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


Fashion for Life Flickr:
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Fairies.and.other.Flights.of.Fancy.

100 Things you may not know about me 5. I actually believe in Leprechauns and faeries and other sorts of whimsy “Playful Faery on a Soft Spring Day” photo Skip Staheli

Ok, you guys have some ‘splaining to do.. Out of curiosity, yesterday I blogged something I wouldn’t normally. Nawty Cao! –.– Heck, a ton of it was just to see if I could get a laugh out of anyone, but a part, the thinking part, wanted to do a little market research.. Forty more hits than usual. You all have something to tell me?

Starry Night for the Seaman's Wife~ Caoimhe Lionheart ~Angel Dessous July “Starry Night for the Seaman’s Wife” photo Magissa Denver

One of my FB/SL friends made the comment she was at a crossroads deciding if she would quit modeling or hang in there a little longer. Second Life modeling is a very tough “occupation,” a total flight of fancy for the most part. There are so many models and so little work available. You would think me of all people, the hopeless optimist, would tell her to hang in there. But to be an honest friend, I could not do so. First because no one knows whether it will get better or if the doors will continue to, in her words, “slam in her face and the people choose to toss her in the trash.” I thought on it a few days and this is what I say for what its worth. Probably not worth much. First the obvious, models in SL do not “get rich.” That said, your desire to model must be driven by some other inner need in you. Mine was/is to create art. I love fashion, I have a silly little blog so I take pics and write. I, myself had a lot of doors shut in my face but I chose to ignore this and create my name, the face of my brand, on my own. It can be done, to this day I am more Internet model than inworld.

CaO~Dare to Dance the Tides“Dare to Dance the Tides” by Magissa Denver

So if you find something about SL modeling that you enjoy, perfect it. With this perfection, you WILL be noticed. If you are not noticed how you wish to be, at least you participated to your own enjoyment, not at the whim of someone else. I want to leave you with this. Why these particular photos? Most older models, but perhaps few of the new set of models, know I was in the Angel of Angel Dessous contest two years in a row. I put a lot of my heart into the contest because I love the design line. But most of all, every month I had the chance to create a new piece of art for my portfolio. link to AD flickr set: I suppose from one point of view, two years in a row “the door was slammed in my face,” but I’d be a liar to say that. Because what I earned was so much more. I earned two grand heart friends in Nando Korobase and Gina Beaumont, the designers of Angel Dessous. I earned a plush, robust, art filled portfolio, pictures I am singularly proud of. The fantasy pic’s I am even considering using in a childrens book. So, my dear friend, you do have a choice to make. You need to look into your heart and decide what motivates you, because this decision, no matter how much friends will “guide” you, needs to come from within. Taxi to Angel Dessous:

Caoimhe&Magissa“Needful Things” by Magissa Denver

As an aside, Angel Dessous has turned their calendar over to a new Angel of Angel Dessous contest. I hope you will give it a try!

Angel of Angel Dessous™ Fashion Photo Contest 2013

Rules :
* each participant of the Angel Dessous Fashion Photo Contest has to be a member of the Angel Dessous in Second Life inworld group
* to set up your pic you must be a member of the Angel of Angel Dessous Fashion Photo Contest Group at flickr (www.flickr.com/groups/angelofthemonth/ )
* each participant can upload one pic each month
* all contest pics must be uploaded at this flickr group
* the pic must be in 1024 x 1024 or 2048 x 2048
* the pic can be shot by yourself or somebody else, take care that you are the owner of all rights
of this pic
* the primarily design you show at the pic has to be a Angel Dessous Design,
its allowed to wear fashion and accessoriess of other designers as stylistic elements.
* you give us the right to show, promote or advertise placed pics public at the Angel Dessous Mainstore , Angel Dessous Website (angeldessous.wordpress.com/ ) and / or SL Magazins
* winners will be chosen by a panel of judges to be announced

Prizes :

* each month we place the 5 best fashion art shots of all submitted shots
* the first placed shot will be shown next month at a prominent double page at BeStyle Magazin
includet with a modell resumee of the current winner.
* all 5 placed shots will gain a 1000 L$ Angel Dessous Store Card
* the pics will be exhibited at the Angel Dessous Mainstore and diverse SL fashion blogs
* also the winner will be the model at the next advertisement pic of Angel Dessous,
excl. shot by one of Seconde Lifes best photographers.
* the * Angel of Angel Dessous 2014 * ( elected in December 2013 ) will be shown at a outstanding 6 double page fashion spread at BeStyle Magazine, shooting of this Photo Story will also be done by one of the best SL Fashion Photographers
…. and the winner will also be shown at this BeStyle Magazin cover page
* the winner will represent Angel Dessous in 2014 at advertisements, shows and events
* there will be also additional prizes for Winner, 1st and 2nd runner up of the final contest
provided by Angel Dessous and friendly sponsors

Timetable :
* the Angel Dessous Fashion Photo Contest 2013 will run from January to November 2013.
In December 2013 we will elect the Winner of 2013 , the Angel of Angel Dessous 2014,
chosen of the 11 monthly winners in 2013
* each monthly contest will start at the 10th and end at the last day of this month
* the monthly placements will be elect at the first days of the following month

http://www.flickr.com/groups/angelofthemonth/

Love.and.the Single.Girl.

laccessoires baoba fairies 2 Going out without accessories is like parading around naked. Hat Baoba: Fairie, **L’Accessoires**

Being single is pretty cool for the most part. Well it is now, it’s a little slow and uncreative at first, but after you become a pro at it you pretty much find a substitute for everything a regular couple has. You do, honestly! Here, ye of little faith, I’ll spell some of it out for you.

You coupled people; you know how when you come home from work and you rant and rave about the day you had? Your husband/boyfriend/other nods so sweetly and coos and offers to make you a toddy and to rub your feet? Yeah, uh huh, I’d like to meet THAT guy! ;) Well I come home and tell my Jack Russell Terrior-ist, KT all about my day, she looks at me with those big brown eyes in her microcephalic head, I give her a treat and rub her belly. Hmm not quite the same, but you get the point it has the same effect.

Single girls have plenty of Intimacy. Hey, we do! Don’t be a hater; my best friend B.O.B. (battery operated boyfriend) makes up in innovativeness what he lacks as a conversationalist. Who likes all that sweaty, grunting and groaning anyway? I only wish I hadn’t accidentally taken him to goodwill last week with a bundle of clothes I was donating. (I know, I know, my poor mother). If we were catholic she’d be doing the Sign of the Cross right now.

You know how when you and your “other” get in an argument about his mother, he starts to ping at the little insecurities you have about your body? Oh wait, yeah. I ping at those little insecurities about my body every time I look in the mirror. Just kidding, the best part about enjoying being happily and healthily single is you typically love yourself, faults and all.

laccessoires Would I throw it on like this, nah, most of the time, less is more. Well in less your naked under your accessories. All From L’Accessoires, except collar: Hat: Baoba, Fairies, Earrings: House of London, Mia Nugget Earrings. Arms: 22769, Nouvette sleeves. Left Hangbag: Handverk, Tetrahedron. Right Hand Bag: Eclipse. Collar: .Shi, Leather lace collar

Don’t get me wrong, I love, love, absolutely love coupledom and I am sure one day I will find “that” one who I think can put up with me for the rest of my life (or until he kills me.) I am just saying I like being a solitary single too. I guess my current happily ever after is to blog, to share teeny bits of my life, and to laugh until it hurts with friends and with you, my someday soon friends. If being this open strikes a smile, a chord of friendship or similarity of being with just one reader, I’d say my purpose to put it all out there is a success. I know it’s a altitudinous goal, but with you all traveling with me, I’d like to think it’s plausible. And in the words of Yogi Berra in my own way I plead, “half the lies said about me ain’t true.” Man, I sure do miss B.O.B though.

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