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In AVENUE this month

I was asked to write an article remembering Squinternet. It is illustrated with her own photos. In Absence Is Physical, I wrote about what her absence feels like in contrast with how very present she was while she lived.
The Object of a Proposition spotlights The Chamber – a social club in Second Life for those who want to spice their life up considerably. It’s a far cry from the sex clubs of noobery. It is a little intimidating to profile Bryn Oh. She’s well-known and has been written about in the New York Times and Vogue of France and many other places. The challenge was to find something new to say. I hope I succeeded in Oh, the Places You’ll Go. In the Singularity of Imogen, I wrote about Bryn Oh’s current installation Imogen and the Pigeons and how it explores one of the vital questions of today’s society – the singularity and what it means for our world.

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Remembering Squinternet – 9.14.13 at 9am SLT

This isn’t a fashion post today. It’s an announcement, a sharing of information. It’s an invitation to gather, to remember, maybe to mourn, maybe to celebrate a life. On Saturday, September 14th everyone is warmly welcomed to come to Florencia where the Donna Flora main store is located and take the teleport down to the ground level. A memorial garden has been graciously constructed by the amazing Saiyge Lotus, for us all to gather at remember our friend. At 9 am SLT we will hold a gathering and all are welcome to come, share stories, and feel the warmth and friendship of being with other people who also cared about Squintenet. Saiyge has also created a special memorial tree, for everyone to take a copy of and plant at your own home, if you so wish. The garden will remain open during the rest of September and anyone is welcome to use it for your own memorial or to come visit, at any time. See you Saturday, Sept 14 at 9am SLT.   

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Flowery look :)

Happy Sunday, everyone I’ve got other awesome items from the Love Donna Flora event that i would like to show you. Really great stuff: you, fantastic creators, have all my respect first because you decided to join this important event, then because you did it with such style, offering amazing creations. So here’s this flowery vintage look of mine which i adore and i hope you’ll appreciate. The pictures location is the beautiful Love Donna Flora sim. Hey, Giulia, you are beautiful. Tanti baci

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La Petite Morte for Love Donna Flora

One of the greatest facets of Second Life is how the many interest groups develop a sense of community, an international family of interest and enthusiasm. Never is that more present than when one of our own needs our help. Right now, Squinternet Larnia of Donna Flora needs the support and encouragement of our community. She has cancer. Breast cancer has metastasized to the bone and invaded her spine. She rallied last summer and had a exciting and hopeful remission. But the cancer had only waned and now is back. She is no longer strong enough to create her wonderful jewels and dresses. In fact, she has not been in SL much at all as it is too taxing. She is now dependent on home nursing and has placed her hope in alternative treatment options that are not covered by her national health insurance. Many people have come together to help raise funds to help cover the cost of her expenses. The Love Donna Flora event runs from July 25th through August 11th. So many designers joined to help and celebrate one of us, it’s a beautiful show of love.… Read the restLPM JULIA SHAPE AD

Double Trouble

A sister is both your mirror - and your opposite. ~ Elizabeth Fishel

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The Love Donna Flora Event

Love Donna Flora is a charity event to help Squinternet Larnia, owner of the amazing store Donna Flora. She has advanced-stage cancer which has made its way into her bones. Squinternet has been an inspiration to me through the years. She creates the most beautiful clothing, incredible jewelry, and lush accessories. 120 vendors will be offering items at the Love Donna Flora event between 12:01 on July 25th through August 11th. Proceeds will go to Squinternet directly. For the event, I’ve created Premiere, which is a 4 LI red carpet backdrop mesh prop. The backdrop can be changed just by dragging the logo of your choice onto it. The special event version features the Love Donna Flora purple logo. The red carpet contains 8 women’s single poses, 7 men’s single poses, and 3 special couple poses. I also have 4 of the Decades collection sets of singles available there, with 100% donation to Squinternet. Each of those signature images feature fashions from Donna Flora.… Read the restoOo Studio: Premiere

Loving Donna Flora

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” ~  Anne Frank

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Poet’s Heart @ Love Donna Flora

Poet’s Heart is participating in Love Donna Flora event, which is a fundraiser for Donna Flora’s Squinternet Larnia and runs from 25th of June to 11th of August. Here’s a link to Love Donna Flora Blog where you can read more about the event and also leave a message for Squinternet. This is the first […]

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Siren’s Song

A few days ago the creators of Lelutka and Celoe released her first items of a new project called Erare. The first release are these beautiful mesh Syren avatars, I could just say it’s a mermaid, but let’s be real here, it’s much more than that. I love this avatar not only because it’s gorgeous, but also because it seems to be a creation from the heart. I love it when a designer makes something simply because they just wanted to. I can’t imagine how stressful it is to think up new hair styles or new clothing styles and poses and hope that consumers in Second Life will appreciate it or even see it. I’m sure that stress gets lots of folks second guessing themselves because they get caught up in what WE want to buy and not what THEY want to make. This is why the main reason the Syren avatar inspired me so much! I’m in love and I can’t wait to see future releases from the Erare project. ♥ Credits: Avatar: Syren.Mercy/Erare/Thora Charron (NEW) Includes: Tail,Claws,2 Chest Pieces (full and half), Dorsal Fin,Eyes,Hair, 2 Tattoo layers (body cover and body cover shine), Kelp (flexi attachments), AO and Tail Angle HUD Head Piece: Queen of Roses/Glam Affair/Amberly Boccaccio Necklace and Earrings: Gala Set/Donna Flora/Squinternet Larnia Skin: Amberly in Europa/Glam Affair/Aida Ewing Poses: Say Feesh/HopScotch/Chandni Khondji (NEW) (AND made for this avatar) Erare,Thora Charron,Glam Affair,Amberly Boccaccio,Aida Ewing,Donna Flora, Squint (Read more...)

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Ball Dropper (pt. 1)

Now I didn’t go around shopping for new years dresses because well… I’ve gotten so many items this past year why not end the year off with some of my favs instead of buying something new. So I made a list of my 10 favorite party dresses (the other 5 will be in a following post) I’ve gotten since I started blogging. This list isn’t the most diverse, but I like what I like. *shrugs* If you own any of these dresses (and I’m betting you own at least one) maybe it will help you decide what you will be wearing into 2013. (click the photo to get to my flickr for a better view!) Dress 1: Sexy Dress: Drenia Tank Dress/Baiastice/Sissy Pessoa Dress 2: Sassy Dress: Juliet Dress/Baiastice/Sissy Pessoa Dress 3: Showstopper Lasa Dress/REMY/TheRegular Dress 4:  Sleek Bodycon Shoulder Dress/ISON/Harry Hyx (@ Harry’s new boutique on the zenshi sim in a lovely teal color for free! get it here ISON@zenshi) Dress 5: Stylish Orchid Dress/Leverocci/Jin Elfan Other Credits: Shoes: Petal Sandals/Celoe/Jadenart Earrings: BRENDA Earring/Donna Flora/Squinternet Larnia Hair: Waiting for Tonight/Exile/Kavar Cleanslate (@My Attic) Pose Prop: WinxBox/Countdown/Whimsy Winx (@My Attic) Hand Props and pose in the last photo: From the Tipsy Pack/Adorkable Poses/Adorkable Peapod (@My Attic) Harper ❤

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Pour Your Misery Down On Me

Not going to chatter too much, gotta run to celoe! yes! new releases! Here is a look I put together around this fur wrap from Remy, I saw this item on flickr (posted the ad below) and had to have it. I don’t wear fur in real life because I’m too much of a hippie (against animal cruelty and all all that jazz) BUT no animal harm done by wearing it in Secondlife! Credits: Hair: UKA687/booN/boo Nakamura Dress: Leather & Lace dress/Fanatik/Michell Tomsen (NEW @ faMESHed Fur: Kenzu Fur/Remy/TheRegular (NEW) Stockings: Patterned Tights/Izzie’s/Izzie Button Shoes: Oxford Heels/NYU/Nyunyu Kimono (NEW @ faMESHed) Earrings: Brenda Big Earrings/Donna Flora/Squinternet Larnia Necklace: Brenda/Donna Flora/Squinternet Larnia Umbrella Pose Prop: Vintage Umbrella/Baffle!/Samantha Smadga (Closing Sale EVERYTHING 55L until the 11th of November) Harper ❤ Ad Photo for a better glimpse (tail and head metals are texture change)

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Best New Release Ever!

Squinternet Larnia has released a new dress, the first since her long struggle with illness began in December. Her struggle is not over, but I find so much hope in her return to designing and in the forward-looking name of her new outfit. April is the month of new beginnings, of rejuvenation, when the flora and the fauna return with full life force after the long winter of retreat and hibernation. I hope that the name for her new dress is a harbinger of hope, just as April is the harbinger of renewed vigor and vitality in nature.

And Donna Flora is back with a bang! This is no simple little gown, but one with fabulous details of the sort that Squinternet has built her solid reputation on. There’s the fabulous goldwork embroidery that bridges the silvery lilac to the rosy mauve bodice. There’s the garnet crystal beads that form a strap on the left shoulder and the fabulous cascade of roses on the right shoulder. These are the kinds of elements that are the hallmark of Donna Flora designs and they are back in full style and power.… Read the restmar27_004

Sqinternet Says Thank You

  If you go to Squinternet Larnia’s Flickr photostream, she has a set of photos that show what sort of blogger she might be if she ever decides to blog. Pretty amazing, aren’t they? I thought it might be fun to share her pictures with her response to the Donna Flora A to Z project. She sent this to me in Second Life to share with all of you. Today I have good news. Part of my treatment was wrong and was corrected by doctors more careful that have given a better future prognosis for healing. I want to share with the sweet Cajsa tonight with whom I vented my discouragement and with all of you who are participating at Donna Flora A to Z. Every post I cry a little or much, without modesty, without shame, when you say … “Squinternet is badly in need of help” but the help can be money, drugs, but the commitment that I see you all in creating something nice for me, something that is more beautiful and shows my works make me feel the urge to get back with you soon.… Read the rest

Donna Flora A to Z: L is for LIALA

Donna Flora is a brand that immediately brings certain words to mind: feminine, flirty, romantic, and imaginative. I have had a few items in my inventory for some time but can’t really recall mentioning them in a post. It was terribly remiss of me, and then I heard about the the Donna Flora A to Z project which was being organized by Cajsa Lillehook, and knew I had to take part in this homage to an incredibly talented designer recovering from a serious illness. Squinternet Larnia has created items that tend to boarder more on a vintage style, but there is also a great selection of jewelry and shoes. When browsing her store I saw this fun and somewhat coquette dress – LIALA. I knew that my post would then be dedicated to the letter L and how this dress makes me feel, like I want to “Live out LOUD!” I hope that Squinternet will be able to see all our messages of support and love, and will keep her spirits high in this difficult time, knowing that so many are thinking of her.… Read the rest

Donna Flora A to Z – L is for Lush

Squinternet Larnia of Donna Flora has been having some health issues and Cajsa Lilliehook dared us all for a challenge in support, I couldn´t pass on this challenge since i do love  Squinterne´s work and i picked the letter L for Lush since is one of the words that describe her creations so well. For more information and links to other bloggers who joined this initiative click here.
I talked to the record company about what I had in mind. They said they wanted something lush. I figured the best thing to do was let them hear what I had in mind.
Etta James
Shape: mine
Skin: Mynerva - Kianna
Hair: Elikatira – Away
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural MESH Eyes
Lashes: Beetlebones: Mesh Lashes
Dress: Donna Flora – Luzie
Jewelry: Donna Flora Occasus set
M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Blackest Night Shadow
M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss
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G is for Girly Goodness and Gidgery

I was once asked, if you could pick just one store to shop from for the rest of your Second Life, what store would it be? That’s such a hard question because so many creators bring so much diversity and beauty to my world, I don’t know how you’d ever pick. I love Sachi Vixen of Adam n Eve, and the way she invents the girl next door to a sexy siren with great quality and style. I love Monica Outlander of Miamai’s ability to fuse a nightmare and a dream and create original concepts that you can wear. I love how Mouse of Dark Mouse makes beautiful, wearable jewelry that isn’t at all “every day” but you can in fact wear it EVERY DAY. I could go on, like how Kess textures are amazing and Gogo makes great eyeshadow and it never stops but……. If I had to pick one store. JUST ONE, I suppose I’d choose a store that exuded my spirit and my person. The store that is me, in every piece and part. That store would be Donna Flora.… Read the rest

Donna Flora A to Z

There’s been an absence in my Second Life® and in the lives of many others for the past two months. A dear friend, Squinternet Larnia of Donna Flora, has been struggling with illness. She is now out of hospital and working hard to recover her strength and health. I remember when I was sick last year how she would IM me all the time to ask after my health and share her hope and concern for me. There were times when I felt really low and the love and friendship I found in Second Life lifted my spirit and gave me strength. I hope those of us whose Second Lives have been touched by her art, her imagination and her work as well as those who have come to know her kind and gentle spirit can do the same for her. Let us send her messages of love, encouragement and support to lift her spirit and give her strength so that she comes back to us soon with renewed strength and good health. And to that end, many of us have joined together in a project to highlight her work that has beautified our world from A to Z.… Read the restSquinternet Larnia_008.jpg

Etheria2: Painted Ladies – Collaboration & Design!!

Last year, I decided I wanted to do an event that would bring designers of different specialties together in a creative endeavor that would highlight the accessory part of the design equation. I called the event Etheria, and somehow managed to pull it off! Based on the success of the previous event, and after discussing it with some good friends, I decided that the time was ripe for another collaborative event in Second Life. I’m pleased to announce that I’ve managed to convince several designers in SL to join me! What is Etheria? Etheria is a collaborative design event, in which we ask the question, what do jewelers dream? I’ve asked a group of jewelry designers, whose work I greatly admire, to create special pieces just for Etheria. In order to make the event even more interesting, each jewelry designer then in turn asks a clothing designer that they greatly admire, to create an outfit specifically for the jewelry they’ve designed.… Read the rest

Donna Flora at Modavia Fashion Week 2011

.   Donna Flora, that doyenne of vintage style, presents a collection now that demands superlatives.  Chic mohair trench coats, elegant 30s inspired cocktail dresses and voluptuous silk evening gowns accented with furs, feathers and fine brocade.  Our models also show some of the jewellery sets and hairstyles for which Squinternet Larnia is justly famous.  Thank you to Sopha Portal of My Ugly Dorothy for sponsoring the skins for this show. Visit Donna Flora’s stand at  MFW2011 Boutique Photography by July Raymaker

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