{ The Color Purple } More Love Donna Flora!

Although I was away from SL, Plurk and blogging for the past week and a half while family was in town visiting, I am glad I didn’t miss the chance to get back and blog some of these items I had picked up at the Love Donna Flora! Event in support of Squinternet Larnia.  The event is still going on until August 11th and some of the items are exclusive to this event so they won’t be sold in stores after that time.  So I do encourage you, if you haven’t been over to the sim… stop in to check it out!  I know what you’re thinking, do you reaaaaallly need more stuff?? (Yes of course you do, if I have to have an SL closet bursting at the seams, so do you!)  But seriously, even if you’re not interested in shopping the event itself, perhaps you’d consider just monetarily helping support a fellow SLer, designer/creator who, just like you, is a real person beyond the computer screen who is battling one of life’s biggest adversaries: cancer.  Every little contribution can help ease the financial burden she is facing in keeping her store afloat as well as trying to find alternative medicines in fighting this deadly disease. 

To read more about Squinternet’s journey and see the amazing support of the SL community rallying for her, read the Love Donna Flora! blog HERE.

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I chose the color purple for this blogpost because 1. the monkey was purple and how could I not do a post including him and his cuteness and 2. the Love Donna Flora logo itself was purple and I felt that was somewhat symbolic.  Purple is a color often associated with royalty and really, when it comes to all things vintage in SL, Donna Flora IS the queen.  For those who are of a spiritual nature, the color purple is also synonymous with suffering and patient endurance.  Considering the scope of what Ms. Larnia is going through in her life, that too seems quite appropriate.  And lastly, it is also a color that signifies honor and victory and sacrifice (i.e. the Purple Heart).  May it also be true for Ms. Larnia that though this journey is full of sacrifice, I pray she comes out a winner in her own battle.  And I hope she feels the love and support of all of us cheering her on along the way.

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Lulu (Arctic 02 D) – Glam Affair **NEW** @LDF

Eyes – Twinkle Eyes (Aqua) – Insufferable Dastard **NEW** @LDF

Hair – Mana (Brown Diamond) MESH – D!va **NEW**

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Naomi (Purple) MESH – MOLiCHiNO **NEW** @LDF

Bottoms – Swinbourne Shorts (Purple) MESH – MOLiCHiNO **NEW** @LDF

Jewelry – Midsummer Blossom Earrings (blue) MESH – (Yummy) **NEW**

Watch – Gloria – Donna Flora

Misc – Lavendar Monkey (black) MESH – *MishMish* **NEW** @LDF

POSE / PROP

LDF Set 2 (Pose 9) – Flash Friendly Poses **NEW** @LDF

Furniture – Colette Armchair (violet) MESH – {Vespertine} **NEW** @LDF

**Please note I have stopped including links to the individual stores listed, due to time constraints.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any trouble locating a particular store that I have listed in the style credits. 

Thanks so much for your understanding!

{ Premiere } For Love Donna Flora

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I’m sure by now many of you have already heard about the Love Donna Flora! event coming soon from July 25th – August 11th.  But if you haven’t, I would love to take this opportunity to share with you what it’s purpose is and what it means to me to participate.  The purpose of this event is to help a beloved member of the SL community, Ms. Squinternet Larnia, creator of the store Donna Flora that has for years blessed our SL lives with the most beautiful and well-designed vintagewear on the grid.  In late 2011, Ms. Larnia discovered she had breast cancer that had already metasized to her bones.  It has been a tremendous battle for her over the years to defy the odds and continue to seek out new treatments, therefore her ability to keep creating has been diminished and her store that we love so dearly is barely able to make tier.  I have never had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Larnia myself but I know her brand well.  It has been on my radar since nearly the start of my SL experience 5 years ago and remains a go-to place for all things vintage inspired, particularly for me, her exquisite jewelry collections.  Her eye for detail and textures in keeping with the eras she is designing for are unmatched.  It would be a shame to me to see her amazing work fall away and disappear.  But more importantly this is an opportunity to support  a woman that has given so much beauty to Second Life.  What I love about this event is not just the fundraising and financial help we can provide her through the generosity of many other wonderful designers, but also how quickly the community rallied and wanted to offer Ms. Larnia messages of hope and love.  This is the first post of a few I will be doing in the coming weeks to promote this heartfelt event. To read more about the event and designers participating as well as to read the posts and well-wishes from fellow Donna Flora lovers or to leave one of your own, see the Love Donna Flora! blog.

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Since this is my debut post on the event, I am showing off the Pose Prop “Premiere” from oOo Studio, available at the Love Donna Flora! event with 100% of the proceeds being donated.  The red carpet backdrop allows you to add your own custom texture or logos, while glamming it up with 8 female, 7 male, and 3 couples poses.

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CREDITS  ON HER

BODY

Skin – Katya (America 03 E) – Glam Affair **NEW** @The Boutique

Eyes – Ascension Eyes (Hazel) – **NEW** IKON

Hair – Francine (Naturals) MESH*Calico* **NEW** @Hair Fair

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Blythe Gown (Bronze) MESHRebel Hope **NEW**

Shoes – Grace Sandal (Bronze) MESH[Gos Boutique]

Jewelry – Julia Necklace, Earrings, and Ring (white) MESHDonna Flora

Bag – Delirium Clutch (black) MESHMOLiCHiNO

POSE / PROP

Premiere – oOo Studio **NEW** @Love Donna Flora!