Mar 12, 2012

Orange Ya Glad . . . It's Fashion for Life!

If you happened to hear event organizer, blogger + inworld group leader Harper Beresford last week on the radio, you would have heard her explain why she volunteers to organize the Fashion for Life cancer charity event every year: because without advances in medicine, all of which require money, people diagnosed with cancer today simply wouldn't have the same chance as they did even several years ago. As the official event blog reminds us, cancer touches all of our lives; it also happens to be a cause that lies particularly close to my own heart.
One of my favorite designers, Squinternet Larnia of Donna Flora, could not participate this year due to being ill herself; I'm choosing to wear her jewelry here in this post, and (as I'm sure she would do, too) I'm encouraging everyone -- even if they don't want to shop -- to visit Fashion for Life and donate something (even if it's just a few $L). Harper has painstakingly organized 1 of the most respected events on the grid, and you have more than a week to visit the 9 spectacular builds (all themed around totally different concepts, from a retro '50s-like "diner" build to my favorite, an Art Deco-styled open area with a giant moon looming in the background).

Hopefully you will never know the fear + devastation that cancer can wreak onto a human life, but if you do, with everyone's continued support for continued research and new breakthroughs, maybe it won't have to feel like a death sentence, after all.

Compassionate shopping love + fashionista kisses to all!

Teshan2222 Wycliffe


*NOTE: You can learn more about the Fashion for Life event by visiting the official website here; on a purely stylistic note, this week's new "Kathy" bouffant updo by Truth goes so spot-on perfectly with so many of the formalwear styles taking center stage at this annual event. Happy shopping!

Hair: Truth - Kathy w/Roots - marmalade; worn with Truth Hairbase - marmalade (new!) *mwuahs Truth Hawks*
Tights: Kyoot @ Collabor88 - Sisley Tights (Apricot Sky)
(new!) *mwuahs Saeya Nyanda*
Shoes: Kyoot @ Collabor88 - Platform Wedges (Orange)
(new!) *mwuahs Saeya Nyanda*
(Yummy) @ Collabor88 - Crystal Cluster Ring - Druzy (High Shine) (new!) *mwuahs Polyester Partridge*
Donna Flora - PINK coral gold earrings *mwuahs Squinternet Larnia*
Donna Flora - PINK necklace coral rose *mwuahs Squinternet Larnia*
Eyes: IKON - Utopia Eyes - Bahama Green (M) (new!) *mwuahs Ikon Innovia*
Dress: A La Folie @ Fashion for Life - AlaFolie- robe organdi orange
Popsicle: (Ag) - popsicle Orange (creator
Amiee Galicia)