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Avatar In A Box Challenge

So, I read Berry’s blog post where she participated in a challenge presented by Vanessa Blaylock called Avatar In A Box. It’s inspired by a cool, real life art installation, and as soon as I saw it, I knew what I had to do.

I just had to be me.

You see, I regularly wear boxes in SL. I also frequently wear houses, or entire folders, or attach things instead of deleting them and go flying across my parcel to the object. Yes, even in SL, I am a world class klutz. It’s okay. It’s part of my charm. 😀 In fact, this morning I was gifted a Trompe Loeil giftcard. And I was wearing the box within seconds of it landing in my inventory, and I can’t even tell you HOW it happened. I’d have taken a pic of that for this, but it was on my head and I didn’t want to hide my pretty skin from Glam Affair for Collabor88 or the adorable hair by Tableau Vivant.

So, without further ado… my challenge pic. This is totally raw, as I uploaded it straight from SL to Flickr.

Avatar In A Box Challenge

This is a fun challenge, that will undoubtedly result in lots of creative, intriguing entries. Definitely one to follow, even if you don’t participate yourself!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion:
Glam Affair: Sia II Ice – Asia Tone Collabor88
Buzzeri: Lillian eyes – Avada Kustom 9
Tableau Vivant: Neve hair – reds
SLink: Mesh hands – casual, Mesh feet – Natural
Ingenue: Chloe flats – Buffalo Plaid Red
Tee*fy: Noel Sweater Dress – Grey, Soft Wool Jersey Leggings – Plaid Inspiration Point Hunt Gifts

Decor:
Dysfunctional Designs: Mountain Lodge Retreat, Holiday Giftbox – Rectangle Flat, Fireplace Tools, Lil’ Holiday Picture Tree
Scarlet Creative: Rustic Lace Table
Tres Blah: Soiree food items The Arcade
Cheeky Pea: Lucille sofa, coffee table and candles
Tarte: Snow White Rug
Trompe Loeil: Roanna Sleigh Seat White With Blanket
Lost Junction: Holiday Party – Fruit Punch Bowl RARE The Arcade
ISPACHI: Florian – Sleeping Puppy In Basket RARE (past Arcade)

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Dangerous Curves

I wanted to show off some gorgeous Blacklace lingerie and this super sexy Ma Vie pose… so I snagged a couple of victims, and voila.

My beautiful curly hair is from ISON for Hair Fair. I really love the curls he did. There are two curly styles, with subtle (but definite) differences. I am wearing Bee, because I liked the tucked-back-behind-one-ear-away-from-the-face style. My strappy, sexy sandals are from fri.day for the current round of Collabor88.

Dangerous Curves

~Lucie

Fashion Credits:
Glam Affair: Rose skin – Asia 07
ISON: Bee hair – reds Hair Fair
Blacklace: Phoebe lingerie – peach (Also worn are pink and lavender)
SLink: Mesh hands – Casual & Relaxed, Mesh feed – mid
Cae: Arabesque jewelry set
fri.day: Laura heels – sunset Collabor88
Ma Vie: Diaboliques pose The Liason Collaborative

Decor Credits:
tarte: studio skybox
DIGS: Vicomte bed The Liason Collaborative
Seven Emporium: Scoreboard
Collage: Better With Wine – Immortal
Junk: Recycled theater seats – lush

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Bandana Day & Love Donna Flora

One of my favorite parts of Hair Fair is Bandana Day. This is done on the last day of Hair Fair, where people are encouraged to lose their hair and don a bandana. The SL community works together to make fabulous bandanas, each of which cost 50L and are for sale on the Hair Fair sims in the Bandana Booths. These bandanas help raise more money for Wigs For Kids, and on top of that are a great way to show solidarity with those who have lost their hair, whether due to medical treatment for an illness, or illness itself. For me, this particular charity is especially emotional because it is to help children. Children fill the world with hope, and hope is its own kind of magic.

There are such a wide variety of styles, ranging from quirky to adorably sweet to glam. The bandana I chose was created by Anya Ohmai, and she shared her personal story via a NC that comes with the bandana. I am not going to share her story here. You need to go buy it, and read about it yourselves! It’s powerful and touching, and it really moved me. I bought this bandana because it was so unique, and so elegant. I thought… who says losing one’s hair means you have to give up on being graceful and sophisticated?! When I saw this Ray Of Light dress SAKIDE has for the Black Market, I knew it was a perfect match to the bandana. Not only did it enchant me with a unique style (and a hud to change dress colors!), but the name of it is one full of hope, and that seemed perfect!

Defiant Grace

My skin is from Glam Affair, and is another of the Lulu skins available at Collabor88 this round. It’s so dramatic and elegant, and I thought the pale tone worked nicely with the black dress and dramatic bandana. Oh, and aren’t my elephant earrings cute? They are from HandVerk for The Boutique. I love elephants!

Glam Affair Lulu & Ohmai bandana

Tomorrow an event called Love Donna Flora opens. This event is a fundraiser for Squinternet Larnia, the owner of Donna Flora. I do not know Squinternet, and I will be completely honest and say that I don’t own anything from her store, either. So why blog this event? When I read about it, it broke my heart… but at the same time it made me feel grateful that this stranger I do not know, who is going through something none of us should have to face, was surrounded by so much love and support in the SL community. But it’s also personal… you see, when I was about 10 my beloved great aunt finally went to the doctor about a lump she’d discovered in her breast about 18 months earlier. She’d been too scared to face it, and was living in denial. Then she broke her ankle doing something that never should’ve caused a break in the bone. During that visit, she finally came clean about the lump. It turned out that what began as breast cancer had metastasized into bone cancer. Four years later, after many surgeries, chemo treatments and being a guinea pig for a doctor that exploited her in her vulnerable state, she lost her fight. Squinternet’s story made me remember my Aunt Dorothy’s story… and I so badly want for Squinternet to get a much happier ending. It doesn’t matter that we’ve never met. I am cheering for her. So, here I am… and this is why I wanted to blog for this event, and to do my small part to help spread the word.

These pics combine items from both Love Donna Flora and Hair Fair. It seemed appropriate to unite these two great causes in one look. The beautiful dress I am wearing is from Miamai for LDF, and it comes in a variety of stunning colors. My hair is one of Clawtooth’s Hair Fair releases. I loved the casual elegance of this hair. It felt like it would be very versatile! The pose is from Pretense, and is another item you can snag at Love Donna Flora.

Miamai for Love Donna Flora

The skin I’m wearing is Katya. Katya new from Glam Affair, and is available at The Boutique. Few people know this, but Katya was my nickname in high school. My best friend Laura and I had nicknames for each other. She was Skye and I was Katya. I still love the name, and it makes me miss her (she’s an “off the grid” type)! She’d approve of this look, I think.

Hope

Hair Fair runs through July 28th (that day is Bandana Day, so go grab yours today in preparation), and I will have more from there tomorrow (or maybe later today). Love Donna Flora opens tomorrow and runs through August 11th, so be sure to check out both of these events while you can. You get to shop and help people at the same time, and really… does shopping get much better than when you know it’s supporting a good cause?

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Skin: Glam Affair – Lulu – Europa 03 B (Collabor88)
Bandana: Ohmai! by Anya Ohmai for Hair Fair 2013
Eyes: IKON – Destiny – Walnut
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Mysteria
Earrings: HandVerk – Enamel Elephant earrings – khaki (The Boutique)
Dress: SAKIDE – Ray of Light Dress
Hands: SLink – Flat
Nails: Flair – for SLink hands – Set 113
Shoes: Gos Boutique – Grace – Bronze
Poses: Ma Vie – Wicked Game 2 (pic 1), Embody – Handoff 2 (pic 2)

Look 2:
Skin: Glam Affair – Katya – America 03 D (The Boutique)
Hair: Clawtooth – Tootsie – Strawberry Cream (Hair Fair)
Eyes: IKON – Vanity – Field
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Dress: Miamai – Guilia – Meadows (Love Donna Flora)
Shoes: Gos Boutique – Lauren d’Orsay – Truffle Collection (The Boutique)
Pose: Pretense – Charm 5 (Love Donna Flora)

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Yellow Haze

I have a confession to make. Yellow and I aren’t great friends. I typically don’t like yellow, in either world. But when I tried on this gorgeous skin from Glam Affair, I just fell head over heels in love with the vivid yellow/orange eye shadow. Since I don’t have much yellow clothing, I had to do some shopping. Fortunately, there’s a huge sale at Maitreya!

Mellow Yellow

Something about the sort of burnt orange, deep yellow of the top made me want something that felt country. Truth just released this adorable hair with a built-in hat, and I decided that and some jeans would suit my mellow yellow hazy mood perfectly. This pic was taken at The Far Away. It’s a really pretty spot!

Yellow Haze

This version of the Glam Affair Summer skin is only at United Fashion Project, so grab your demo today!

~Lucie

Credits
Skin: Glam Affair – Summer – Europa 02B
Hair: Truth – Jill – Reds04
Eyes: IKON – Ascension – Leonine
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Top: Maitreya – Cupio – Burned Orange
Jeans: Maitreya – Flare Jeans #3
Hands & Feet – SLink
Poses: Ma Vie – Supremely Unleashed 09 (pic 1), Embody – Tenderfoot 5 (pic 2)