Help Japan


Help Japan is another wonderful fundraiser that I just made my way to the other night.  There, 100% of the purchase price for *every* lovely item at the exhibit goes to the Japanese Red Cross.  How beautiful is that…the help, the community, the spirit with the added bonus of gorgeous creations. 

I lucked into a wonderful look, created by wearing three separate purchases.  The combination of the skin, hair, and Cherry Blossom outfit together is fascinatingly ethereal.  I do feel like poetry in motion with it all on.  You’ll find these creations at Help Japan, along with many, many more wonderful items.  Fashion details follow at the close of this entry.



Fashion Details of items available at Help Japan, where 100% of every purchase goes to the Japanese Red Cross.

Pictures 1 and 2: 

  • “Sohae” skin from Mother Goose 
  • “Irena” hair in red from Vita’s Boudoir 
  • “Cherry Blossom Petals” from Runo Runo

Picture 3:

  • “Masago Sushi dress” (does not include the fawn legs) from Vita’s Boudoir
  • “Irena” hair in red from Vita’s Boudoir
  • “Sohae” skin from Mother Goose

Picture 4: 

  • “Gina’s dress” (dress only) from Petunia’s
  • “Black belt” from Petunia’s “Camille” dress also at Help Japan

Picture 5:

  • “Camille’s dress” from Petunia’s (black dress)
  • “Sohae” skin from Mother Goose

Baubles, Black Dress, and Boxers

More wonderful finds at the Pacific Crisis Fundraiser event.  I popped inworld in a flurry this morning to write down the credits for each of the fundraiser items worn in the pictures so I could post this entry before I head out to work.  *Every* item at the Pacific Crisis Fundraiser contributes either 50% or 100% to the Americares Disaster Relief to help the people of Japan after one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded.  As always, for all the items I show, 100% of the proceeds goes to the cause.  

The Pacific Crisis Fundraiser runs from March 16th through April 10th.  The effect of your contributions lasts a lifetime. 

Fashion in this entry from Pacific Crisis Fundraiser.  

Picture 1. 

  • “Vivian” pearl set (necklace and earrings) in White from Donna Flora

Picture 2. 

  • “Mei” little black dress in Onyx from from Elate 

Picture 3. 

  • “Geisha” tattoo (underneathe my butterfly tattoo that is mine and I always wear) from Bitch Tail
  • “Retro boxers (unisex)” in Calypso Blue (comes in set of 4 colors) from Fear & Clothing

Pacific Crisis Fundraiser ~ 3

On the Americare’s website (the charity due to receive 50-100% for each item sold at the Pacific Crisis Fundraiser inworld), I was stunned to learn from a relief worker’s report that: 

“Scientists at the US Geological Survey report that the force of the quake moved parts of eastern Japan as much as 12 feet closer to North America, as well as shifting the earth on its axis some 6.5 inches.”   

I just can’t even imagine this.  Very few in life would even think this could be possible…either in the physical world or in SL.  But what is as possible and just as powerful is the very real ability to help make a difference.  The Pacific Crisis Fundraiser is an inworld event made up of 400 fashion designers who rallied together with event organizer Keira Seerose and Glam Affair (who donated the land).  Added to that mix are countless wonderful SL community members like you who felt and feel so moved by the tragedy that we want to find a way to come to the aid of friends in Japan.  


For the island nation of Japan that endured the largest earthquake in its history and all that has followed, there can never be too much help.   If you haven’t had a chance yet, please visit the Pacific Crisis Fundraiser event.  If you have already, thank you.  Your purchase of any of the lovely items there *guarantees* to bring help…because *every* item present contributes a proportion of the sales price to Americares Disaster Relief.  You will also find donation kiosks right at the landing point if you choose to participate that way.   

As always, for all the items I show, 100% of the proceeds goes to the cause.  The Pacific Crisis Fundraiser runs from March 16th through April 10th.  Thank you.

Fashion in this entry from Pacific Crisis Fundraiser.  

Picture 1. 

  • “Sakura” necklace, earrings, and bracelet purchases from Alienbear
  • “Sakura” skin in natural from Glam Affair
  • “4 silk bandeau tops (with jeans)” from Marret

Picture 2. 

  • “Sakura” hair (naturals) from Exile
  • “Kumi” skin from Pink Fuel
  • “Off Shoulder Gauze Tunic” in red from Aoharu
  • “Jeans (with 4 silk bandeau tops)” from Marret

Picture 3. 

  • “Sakura” skin in natural from Glam Affair

Pacific Crisis Fundraiser ~ 2

Here is another entry of lovely items to be found at the Pacific Crisis Fundraiser.  The event was organized by Keira Seerose, with land donated by Glam Affair, more than 400 fashion designers participating, and countless SL community members continuing to purchase items, drop lindens into the donation kiosks, and so generously coming to the aid of friends in Japan. 

No matter what you purchase at the Pacific Crisis Fundraiser, some portion of your lindens goes to Americares Disaster Relief to help the Japanese in the aftermath of one of the largest earthquakes ever.  For all the items I show, 100% of the proceeds goes to the cause.  The event runs from March 16th through April 10th. 

Fashion in this entry from Pacific Crisis Fundraiser slurl.  The event runs from March 16th through April 10th.

Picture 1.  “Jamaican Juice Bikini-Sakura Blossoms” from Alexohol

Picture 2.  “Summer Dress” in Sunshine from Shiki and “Sakura skin” in natural from Glam Affair

Picture 3.  “Velvet Blazer Jacket” in taupe; “Silk top” in black;  “business pants” in taupe:  these three items sold as separates and all from Izzie’s

Walk the Talk

An fyi to companies about to or in the process of talking about their strategeries or vision (if it exists).  This reprinted from the California Ranger (the blurb found its way to me from a friend who, in her former life, was an English teacher):

Don’t Use Big Words!

In promulgating your esoteric cogitations, or articulating your superficial sentimentalities and amicable, philosophical or psychological observations, beware of platitudinous ponderosity.  Let your conversational communications possess a clarified conciseness, a compacted comprehensibleness, coalescent consistency, and a concatenated cogency.  Eschew all conglomerations of flatulent garrulity, jejune babblement, and asinine affectations.  Let your extemporaneous discantings and unpremeditated expatiations have intelligibility and veracious vivacity, without rhodomontade or thrasonical bombast.  Sedulously avoid all polysyllabic profundity, pompous prolixity, psittaceous vacuity, ventriloquial verbosity, and vaniloquent vapidity.  Shun double entendres, prurient jocosity, and pestiferous profanity, obscurant or apparent.

In other words…

Talk plainly, briefly, naturally, sensibly, truthfully, and purely.  Keep away from “slang,” don’t put on airs.

Say what you mean.  Mean what you say.



Some very good advice for strategery communicators.

Pacific Crisis Fundraiser ~ 1

Through the Shengri La marketplace apprenticeship program three years ago, I came to know two young ladies, both incredibly talented fashion designers inworld who are native Japanese and who still live in Japan in the physical world.  I am so grateful to have received messages from them recently, in reply to what I’m sure were panicked-sounding notes from me asking if they are alright.  They tell me that they are.  They live in different regions in Japan:  one further away from the earthquake’s epicenter; the other in Tokyo, which has been rocked by many aftershocks.  They are both directly living through everything that has happened recently in Japan and that follows.  They tell me they both have food, water, and electricity.  Thankfully.  And they both insist with their ever-present gracefulness, classy manners, and never-complaining ways that they are “okay.”  These are very strong, gifted young ladies.  And while I believe them and know how capable they are, I still worry with each day and each news broadcast.

 My hunch is that just about everyone in the SL community knows of or has friends that they are concerned about in Japan…and around the world.  Which leads me to yet another thing I love about SL…  Making friends clear across the world, keeping those friendships for years without once seeing or hearing each other in the physical world, rallying immediately to help each other because through the pixels and the bits we all instinctively know that we’re all in this together in this human and spiritual journey.  That’s the heart of the SL community…the meaningful difference, the creativity, the playfulness, the immersion, the challenging, the passion, the resourcefulness.  In a phrase…the caring and the commitment.

400 fashion designers rallied together nearly immediately after the crisis to participate in the Pacific Crisis Fundraiser, organized by gifted designer and prolific event organizer Keira Seerose and with land donated by Glam Affairs.  What I love about Keira’s fundraisers is knowing that no matter what I buy, I’m helping the cause directly because some proportion of the purchase price for every item on exhibit goes to the charity.  For the many of us who want to find a way to help, this is vitally important.  Probably more important than the fashion itself, as incredibly lovely as it all is.  For the Pacific Crisis Fundraiser, in many cases 100% of the purchase price goes to Americares Disaster Relief; in other cases, 50% does.  It’s a personal choice, but for me, the items I focus on are the donation kiosks, the items where 100% of the proceeds goes to Americares, and the Americares website.    This entry and my next entry on the Pacific Crisis Fundraiser showcases some of the truly gorgeous creations from a multitude of wonderfully generous and gifted fashion designers.  All, with 100% of the proceeds going to help those during a time of very real need in Japan.  Stay strong and of good hope, my dear friends in need.


Fashion in this entry from Pacific Crisis Fundraiser slurl.  The event runs from March 16th through April 10th.

Picture 1.  Hair:  “Minimalist” in soil from Plume; dress:  “Kara-kusa” from Lika Ruby; skin: “Kumi” in milk from Pink Fuel

Picture 2.  Gown:  “Gloria” in nightblue from Angel Dessous

Picture 3.  Gown:  “Divine” from Fellini Couture; hair:  “Brooke updo” in brown from Pocket Mirrors (this item is 50% of proceeds to charity); skin: “Kumi” in milk from Pink Fuel

Picture 4.  Gown:  “Sarabande” from Marret

Fashion For Life … Potpourri

Fashion for Life (formerly Relay for Life) has begun.  My intention during this year’s event is to direct more of my lindens straight into the FFL donation kiosks.  I confess, though, that  my inventory is grousing a bit because I did purchase a few items from the FFL vendors in various shops.   In this post, I share a few of the purchases…all of them lovely and made all the more lovely because all of the proceeds on these items goes to the American Red Cross in the fight to cure cancer.  (Slurl and sim locations are listed in the fashion details section below.)

Fashion Details:

Pic 1:  LUZI dress from Donna Flora in the Ansel Adams sim.  This pretty and extremely clever dress comes with a HUD that allows you to change the colors of the ruffle, neckline, flower, and underskirt.

Pic 2:  Sashenka gown in pink from VoguE in the Ansel Adams sim.

Pic 3: Black and Tan cocktail dress from salt in the Arbus sim; Chinese brocade shoes from Vintuition in the Mapplethorpe sim.

Pic 4:  Maylee dress in white from LaLei in the Ansel Adams sim.

Pic 5:  Tricia Lace gown in pink from Nicky Ree sponsor of the Ansel Adams sim.