RFL: Fashion for Life preview and events highlights

Central Park, Fashion for Life: two regions in the midst of seven fashion capitals of the world where you can catch your breath, attend fashion shows and enjoy music and entertainment
Central Park North and South, Fashion for Life: two regions in the midst of seven fashion capitals of the world where you can catch your breath, attend fashion shows and enjoy music and entertainment. Regions designed by Spankmy Boucher and Sofia Corleone; sponsored by Miss SL Organisation

Saturday, March 21st marks the start of Fashion for Life 2015, a full week of non-stop, boundary-breaking, uplifting, shop-till-you-drop, dazzling entertaining events and more, all as a part of the 2015 Relay for Life season.

As I reported in my last update, this year’s event will allow you to visit the great fashion centres of the world – Milan, Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Berlin –  and experience the best and greatest in virtual world fashion and couture. Throughout each region will be lots to see and enjoy, starting at 10:00 SLT on Saturday, March 21st, and ending at 23:00 on Sunday, March 29th.

Paris, Fashion for Life - where better to start your world tour than the glorious boulevard of the Champs-Élysées
Paris, Fashion For Life – where better to start your world tour than the glorious boulevard of the Champs-Élysées? Region designed by Kaya Angel; sponsored by Chop Zuey Couture

I was fortunate enough to be granted a special preview of the regions ahead of the opening, and having toured them I can say quite honestly that where all of the Fashion for Life builds are always as amazing as the event itself, this year is very special. Travelling through each of the nine regions, I felt as if I were on a world tour, starting from my own “back door” of London.

Tokyo, Fashion For Life - a fusion of the ancient and modern in a bustling metropolis just right for shopping
Tokyo, Fashion For Life – a fusion of the ancient and modern in a bustling metropolis just right for shopping. Region designed by Ryo Ixxel and Ouka Ugajin; sponsored by ::Gabriel::

Fashion shows

FFL will feature a series of fashion shows throughout the week, all of which will take place at Central Park South. As usual, all times SLT:

  • Saturday,  March 21st, 14:00: 1st Styling Challenge, MISS SL 2015 by MISS SL Organisation on the theme Why do you relay?
  • Sunday, March 22nd, 10:00: Limited Edition Fashion Show by AIM Impression Modelling
  • Monday, March 23rd, 16:00: Fashion show by BLVD Fashion House
  • Tuesday, March 24th, 16:00: Fashion show by aQuarela Models
  • Wednesday, March 25th, 16:00 Fashion show by SCALA Models Agency
  • Thursday, March 26th, 16:00: Fashion show by PENUMBRA
  • Friday, March 27th, 16:00: Fashion show by The queenS
  • Saturday, March 28th, 10:00: 2nd styling challenge MISS SL 2015 by MISS SL Organisation
Milan, Fashion For Life - the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II awaits you! Region designed by
Milan, Fashion For Life – the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II awaits you! Region designed by MaximilianIII Massenberg; sponsored by Sage

Music and Entertainment

The entertainment through the week promises to be something special as well, and I’ve been given some highlights of the activities which will be taking place at Central Park North. Again, all times SLT:

Saturday March 21st

  • 10:00: Opening
  • 12:00 noon: Seth Regan
  • 13:00: DJ Blake Hambleton
  • 16:00:  BBOY_DAN dance group

Sunday, March 22nd

  • 12:00 noon: DJ Boniefacio
  • 13:00: Kyle Sbra angel – live
  • 15:15: T1 Radio
Hollywood, Fashion For Life - "Come fly With Me", Frank Sinatra once sang while signed to Capitol Records, and you can go flying in Regi Yifu's stunning Los Angeles build
Los Angeles Fashion For Life – “Come fly With Me”, Frank Sinatra once sang while signed to Capitol Records, and you can go flying in Regi Yifu’s stunning Los Angeles build, sponsored by Zaodyeck Magazine

Monday, March 23rd

  • 13:00: Currently TBD
  • 14:00:  DJ Blake Hambleton

Tuesday, March 24th

  • 13:00: DJ Theo (Zimny)
  • 14:00: “The Jersey Boys” by the  Kittens and Tigers Dance Group
Berlin, Fashion For Life - The Brandenburg Gate stands tall over proceedings. Region designed by Setsuna Infinity
Berlin, Fashion For Life – The Brandenburg Gate stands tall over proceedings. Region designed by Setsuna Infinity; sponsored by Yasum Designs

Wednesday, March 25th

  • 13:00: DJ Boniefacio
  • 14:00: Lady Garden Cabaret Dance Troupe – Chandra Meehan

Thursday, March 26th

  • 13:00: Anek Fuchs – live
  • 14:00 pm DJ Zimny Zane
London, Fashion For Life - cross Tower Bridge as you make your way around the world, but don't miss the Gachas when you do! Region design by Rebeca Bashly
London, Fashion For Life – cross Tower Bridge as you make your way around the world, but don’t miss the Gachas when you do! Region design by Rebeca Bashly; sponsored by Argrace

Special Events

In addition to the above, the Fashion Hunt will be held across the two Central Park regions, and include many items generously donated by creators and designers. so – Happy Hunting!

The London region is home to the FFL Gachas for 2015 – so don’t forget to visit Tower Bridge!

The SLurls Together

Please note that all SLurls contained in the article will not be open to the public until Fashion For Life officially opens its doors on Saturday, March 21st, at 10:00 SLT.

New York, Fashion for Life - round off your trip in support of FFL and RFL of SL with a bite of the Big Apple; region design by ; sponsored by
New York, Fashion For Life – round off your trip in support of FFL and RFL of SL with a bite of the Big Apple; region design by Sofia Corleone; sponsored by Zanze
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RFL: Getting ready for Fashion for Life

fashionMarch 21st through March 29th inclusive will see Fashion for Life open its doors for a full week of non-stop, boundary-breaking, uplifting, shop-till-you-drop, dazzling entertaining events and more, all as a part of the 2015 Relay for Life season.

This year’s events will allow you to visit the great fashion centres of the world – Milan, Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Berlin –  and experience the best and greatest in virtual world fashion and couture. Throughout each region will be lots to see and enjoy, starting at 10:00 SLT on Saturday, March 21st, and ending at 23:00 on Sunday, March 29th.

Live entertainment will be taking place throughout the week across all nine regions of the event, which will be filled with art, beauty, colour and more – all the hallmarks of another breathtaking Fashion for Life Event.  All with the goal of raising funds for the biggest non-profit event in any virtual world which supports, promotes awareness, and gives hope to the millions of people around the globe dealing with the ravages of cancer on a daily basis – the patients, caregivers, families, research teams, and medical professionals at the forefront of the war against this abysmal disease.

Sneak peek:
Sneak peek: Ryo Ixxel’s and Ouka Ugajin’s Tokyo promises to bring together old and new Japan

The nine regions of Fashion for Life are currently under construction, and are being designed / sponsored by:

  • Paris: builder, Kaya Angel; sponsored by Belle Roussel – Chop Zuey
  • Milan: builder, MaximilianIII Massenbergl; sponsored by Sage Pexie – Sage
  • London: builder, Rebeca Bashly; sponsored by rika Oyen – Argrace
  • New York: builder, Frank Dexter; sponsored by Zzoie Zee – Zanze
  • Central Park (both regions): Spankmy Boucher; sponsored by Marcus Lefevre – Miss SL Organisation
  • Los Angeles: builder, Regi Yifu; sponsored by Hunterminta – Zaodyeck Magazine
  • Tokyo: builder, Ryo Ixxel; sponsored by Takuya Jinn – Gabriel
  • Berlin: builder, Setsuna Infinity; sponsored by Azlyn Vaher – Yasum Designs.

I hope to have the opportunity of previewing the event closer to the opening; in the meantime, the sneak peeks here will hopefully serve to pique interest 🙂 .

Sneak Peek:
Sneak Peek: Regi Yifu’s Los Angeles presents an iconic building from that city in a unique setting

About Relay For Life of Second Life

Relay For Life of Second Life is an annual activity that takes place in Second Life in July each year. Volunteers form or join teams to have fun while fund-raising and raising awareness from mid-March through mid-July. In July teams build camp sites and walk a track, just like a Real World Relay. Since 2005, Relay For Life of Second Life has raised over $2.25 million USD for the American Cancer Society. In 2013, Relay For Life of Second Life has raised over $390,000 for the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life has become an international movement in RL and SL. In 2011 participants from over 80 countries took part in Relay For Life of Second Life.

About the American Cancer Society

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of  supporters worldwide, ACS helps people stay well, helps people get well, find cures, and deal with their journey against cancer.

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Fashion for Life 2014 underway

Fashion for Life 2014: Voyage
Fashion for Life 2014: Voyage

Fashion for Life 2014 opened its doors in Second Life on Saturday June 7th, and will run through until midnight SLT on Friday June 20th.

Supporting Relay for Life of SL (as it always does), Fashion For Life is spread across ten themed regions, each one hosting stores and shops offering the best and latest of their fashions and accessories. In a major change to previous FFL events, every item for sale is a donation item; designers can choose whether 15, 25, 50, 75 or 100% of the proceeds of a sale go to RFL of SL.

Fashion for Life 2014: Trek
Fashion for Life 2014: Trek

The theme of this year’s event is Wanderlust, a reflection of RFL of SL’s central theme of A Journey of Promise. In keeping with this, each of the FFL regions is focused on a means of transportation – be it by air, land or water. The ten regions, their themes, their designers and sponsors are:

  • FFL Amble: automobiles; designed by Bianca Bender; sponsored by MoonDance and PurpleMoon
  • FFL Excursion: water transportation on rivers; designed by Barnesworth Anubis; sponsored by Tres Beau and Lapointe & Bastchild
  • FFL Journey: Steampunk Ground transport; designed by TotalLunar Eclipse; sponsored by EMO-tions and Heydra
  • FFL Meander: ocean-going transport; designed by Grace Loudon; sponsored by Pure Poison and Body Canvas
  • FFL Parade: Pedal Power; designed by Pluto Fairey; sponsored by KL Couture and LeeZu
  • FFL Perambulate: Foot-driven, skateboards or skates; designed by Eclair Martinek; sponsored by BSD Design Studio and Legal Insanity
  • FFL Promenade: Space; designed by Rathmeous Dagger; sponsored by FBD Fashion and ZOZ
  • FFL Trek: mechanised flight; designed by Troy Vogel; sponsored by Essenz and Azul
  • FFL Voyage: 2 & 3 wheelers; designed by Jara Lowell; sponsored by Vintage Jewels and Mon Cheri
  • FFL Wander: non-mechanised flight; designed by Grace Loudon and Rathmeous Dagger; sponsored by Zanze and Miamai
Fashion for Life 2014: Meander
Fashion for Life 2014: Meander

For those not so into shopping and fashion (and for those who are!), FFL is running The Passport Game, a HUD-based game which builds on the theme of the event and the themes of the FFL regions.

To play, simply pick-up a passport HUD at any of the FFL region arrival points, wear it, and then visit the Gacha Station in each of the 10 regions and purchase the special souvenirs made by each of region builders – the proceeds go directly to RFL of SL. When you wear a souvenir, your passport will be stamped. When you have all 10 stamps, go to the redemption centre on any region and claim a prize donated by a number of the designers participating in FFL 2014.

Fashion for Life 2014: Perambulate
Fashion for Life 2014: Perambulate

As well as the stores in each region, FFL will feature a range of events and activities, these will include runway shows, a lookbook organized and sponsored by Best of SL under the direction of Reign Congrejo and live music and DJ events organised and sponsored by Zenzibar’s Zzoie Zee. Keep an eye on the FFL 2014 blog for details on events.

So why not broaden your travel horizons, and book a break in the FFL regions?

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