Monday, January 12, 2015

London Calling: Leaf on the Wind and Cute Builds

Ok. First the serious stuff. One very generous and talented lady, Scarlet Chandrayaan, of Alouette, recently received word of the news nobody ever wants to hear: cancer.  And to make it seem worse, she was ready to embark on a happy chapter of her life, making a big move to live with her love, and only 26 to boot.  But SL did what SL does at it's best; dear friends of Scarlet came together and put together the Leaf on the Wind event, which is raising funds so that Scarlet can visit London, which is a biggie on her bucket list. Some folks sneer at fundraisers, but I believe in them in most cases, At some point in are life we encounter big obstacles: financially, healthwise or a significant death, and I think fundraisers in SL do 2 big things: money (obviously) and emotional support that says "somebody cares about me".  The event runs to February 1st and includes donation items, raffles and direct donations as well as a way to send a personal message to Scarlet.

Speaking of caring, darling Pixiplumb Flanagan from Baby Monkey is offering free mesh shirts (M/F) that say "Je suis Charlie", a phrase adopted by people who support freedom of expression after the recent Paris massacre where 12 people were killed at the offices of newspaper Charlie Hebdo, a far left leaning satirical weekly that pokes a stick at current affairs. If you are someone who wants to express solidarity for the victims and what they stand for, pick one up.
Somewhat prophetically, Apple Fall has made an adorable shop prefab for The Liaison Collaborative, which opens with it's new round, Classic Romance, on January 15. The build is a lightweight with a LI of 34. It has 2 working floors and the cutest trashy stairway that you see in old builds, which I am very familiar with from my dead broke and hungry years. A UV map for the sign is included for your own brand. I decided that since London is the topic of the day, that turning the build into something that might look like a building on the real Portobello Road, that runs straight through the heart of Notting Hill in the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea in West London.  The build was so much fun to decorate, that my problem was I had difficulty stopping once I got to it.

Stuff from Leaf on the Wind: everything at the event has some level of donation
Hair: Tableau Vivant: Amy (aka Scarlet)
Skin: Glam Affair: Sia - Artic 05B
Boots: Foresaken: Union Queen boots
London Sign: Black Tulip
Stuff from The Liaison Collaborative (opens Feb 15)
Building: Apple Fall: Portobello Corner Store
Jewelry: Cae: Romantique Collection (incl, HUD for texture change and resize)
Shirt: Baby Monkey: 'I am Charlie' Tee: womens: Freeeeee (on the desk)
Skirt: Maitreya: Mini Skirt: Vivid Leather - Lust
Stockings: erratic: Ripped Stockings - blue
Pose: Le Poppycock: currently available at The Chapter Four
All the other things are just part of my vast collection of stuff.  If you have any questions, just IM me in-world

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