Sam’s Secret RFL One of a Kind Gown

June 18, 2009 at 12:00 pm (Fundraising Campaign, MV-SL-Fashion, One of a Kind) (, , , )

Sams Secret RFL OOAK Gown

Sams Secret RFL OOAK Gown

There are two things I absolutely love whenever I made one of a kind dresses (OOAK): first, of course, is the main goal to help to fundraise to a good cause! And second, the meaning of each element of the dress: the “concept behind the dress“!

This new Sam’s Secret OOAK Gown was made to fundraising to American Cancer Society through RFL, and the fight against cancer was my inspiration to create it.

The  wavy spears on the back (attached on the spine), represent the different kinds of cancers: all of them attacking from the back. While some of them have bold explicit attack as results of bad habits – as lung cancer as result of  smoke; some other cancers have a completely silent attack (the almost transparent spears on the gown)…

The bodice back is wide open representing how vulnerable we all are to such kind of silent attacks…

Sams Secret RFL OOAK Gown

Sams Secret RFL OOAK Gown

The front bodice with this delicate red silk texture, represents a macro cellular view of the first impact of the illness  on our bodies.

Sams Secret RFL OOAK Gown

Sams Secret RFL OOAK Gown

And the skirt represent the recovering process: a tiny belt delimit the very important diagnosis day, when it is possible to start to fight back against cancer. The dark brown nearby the belt represents the heavy treatment while the vibrant red shades growing till the bottom of the skirt represent the recovering health, full of life!

And, of course, there are a lamp chain, also in vibrant red, surrounding the skirt on the bottom:  it represents the wonderful family members, friends and care givers who support with love and comfort whoever is fighting against cancer!

Sams Secret RFL OOAK Gown

Sams Secret RFL OOAK Gown

The gown includes: fashion top and pants as skirt base in all layers, the flex skirt (as pelvis attachment) and the wavy spears on the back (as spine attachment) – so you can wear the gown with or without the spears on the back.

Sam’s Secret RFL OOAK Gown will be auctioned next Saturday, June/20th at NOON SLT at Patch Thibaus Auditorium  (Couture Boulevard/67/66/3015) during an amazing OOAK Fashion Show organized by Frolic Mills including: Amutey DeCuir, Ashoka Eales, Callie Cline, Chianera Cioc, Dezi Jarvinen, Digit Darkes, Eshi Otawara, Indyra Seigo, Mami Jewell, Nardya Rousselot, Nicky Ree, Raven Pennyfeather, Samsara Nishi, Sissy Pessoa, Stiletto Moody , Valenttina Carfagno, VictoriaV McMillan and Ziamela Loon.

One World! One Hope! Go Relay!

kisses,

Samsara Nishi

Fashion informations – all photos:

Gown: Sam’s Secret RFL OOAK Gown

Skin: [[::Tuli::]] Hope (pale/br) natural

Jewelry: AV-Rorschach Collection blk opal – by Alexander

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Sam’s Secret RFL Exclusive and Limited Editions

June 14, 2009 at 1:00 am (Fundraising Campaign, MV-SL-Fashion) (, , )

Sams Secret CHAOS Dress in GREEN - RFL Limited Edition

Sams Secret CHAOS Dress in GREEN - RFL Limited Edition

Redheads love green!” was the first thing my dear friend Samara Barzane told me when I asked her about what she would like to have from Sam’s Secret Boutique as donation to the 2nd Annual Relay Gala Ball, benefiting RFL. (The Gala Ball will be Sunday, June/14th at 6pm SLT – at Southern Colorado 129, 31, 26)

And as far as she loves Sam’s Secret CHAOS Dress, here we go: a special limited edition of Sam’s Secret CHAOS Dress in Green is available at Southern Colorado 129, 31, 26 with all proceeds going to American Cancer Society. This green version will not be available anymore after RFL season is over! So hurry up, you have only 1 month to buy it!

Before the Gala Ball starts, we will have a Lingerie Fashion Show, from 4pm to 6pm SLT. Each designer will present 2 lingeries during the fashion show, one of them as an exclusive item that will be auctioned during the Gala Ball.

Here are my contributions: the first photo is the exclusive – and daring – silks to be auctioned with all proceeds going to RFL, and the second photo is the regular lingerie that is available on a regular RFL-vendor at Southern Colorado 129, 31, 26.

Sams Secret RFL Exclusive Satin Lingerie SILKS

Sams Secret RFL Exclusive Satin Lingerie SILKS

Sams Secret RED SNAKED Satin Lingerie

Sams Secret RED SNAKED Satin Lingerie

They are ready since I launched the Sam’s Secret Satin Lingerie last month, and I was keeping the secret till today😉

One world! One hope! Go relay!

kisses,

Samsara Nishi

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Sam’s Secret SWIRL Dress

June 9, 2009 at 8:18 am (3. New Releases, Fundraising Campaign, MV-SL-Fashion) (, , , , , )

Sams Secret SWIRL Dress

Sams Secret SWIRL Dress for RFL

Hey there,  dear readers!

Yesterday the FASHION EXPO benefiting RFL started!  The theme of this year is: Wizard of Oz !!

If you didn’t visit yet, you probably will love it!  By the way, lot of  Fashion Expo decoration was generously donated by Candy Cerveau  and Makavyn Eldritch of the Magic of Oz sim. Candy is a sweetheart! Thank you!

To create this new release launched during Fashion Expo, I was inspired by the influence of one of the elements of the story: As we all know, the story begins when a hurricane takes Dorothy to a magic land, and she starts her adventure with her new friends following the yellow bricks path!

Well… What happens when a fashion girl is affected by a hurricane, without been taken to a magic land?? 😉 What happens? Her dress just get all SWIRLed!! lol

I give you Sam’s Secret SWIRL Dress!

It was originally created in teal, as far as blue is the dress color Dorothy was wearing during her adventure. If you add a black vest you have this second option dress: 

Sams Secret SWIRL Dress in BLACK & TEAL for RFL

Sams Secret SWIRL Dress in BLACK & TEAL for RFL

There is also an all dark black skirt available (without the colorful detail on the bottom). By the way, the black vest is jacket layer, so you can wear it with any other lingerie you have instead of the fashion top provided with the outfit.  This make Sam’s Secret SWIRL Dress very versatile and you can mix & match it as you wish.

Both teal options of this dress will be fundraising to RFL during the FASHION EXPO.

There are also additional colors: gold, old pink and light black. Also available with a black vest option. So you have 8 options. And, of course, you can also take the fat packs. 

Sam’s Secret SWIRL Dress is available during this week at Fashion Expo at Rhodium 165/216/51.

After that, it will be available at Sam’s Secret Boutique at Rue DAntibes 160/160/28.

One World! One Hope! Go Relay!

kisses,

Samsara Nishi

PS: The skin I’m wearing on all photos is the wonderful  []::Tuli::[] Hope (pale) natural

Take a look on additional photos: 

Photo Sams Secret SWIRL Dress in GOLD

Photo Sams Secret SWIRL Dress in GOLD

Photo Sams Secret SWIRL Dress in BLACK & GOLD

Photo Sams Secret SWIRL Dress in BLACK & GOLD

Photo Sams Secret SWIRL Dress in OLD PINK

Photo Sams Secret SWIRL Dress in OLD PINK

Sams Secret SWIRL Dress in BLACK & OLD PINK

Sams Secret SWIRL Dress in BLACK & OLD PINK

Sams Secret SWIRL Dress in LIGHT BLACK

Sams Secret SWIRL Dress in LIGHT BLACK

 

Sams Secret SWIRL Dress in Black & Black

Sams Secret SWIRL Dress in Black & Black

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Tribute to Neferia

June 9, 2009 at 5:37 am (MV-SL-Fashion, Second Life) (, , , )

L'Abel / Ivalde

L'Abel / Ivalde

Sweet Nef,

When I was opening my inventory today to wear your Carabinae Dress ( L’Abel / Ivalde )  to take these pictures, I was recalling our chat  last month, and how relief you were to be able to finish it before your illness got strong. 

And even after that, with your very delicate health, I saw you launching new releases… and I was really worried about you.

I think you took a very wisdom decision to take a break of SL to focus yourself to recover your health!

I wish, from my heart, you will recover it very very very soon!

And I wish you will have lot of good time with your family at your new home! Enjoy them! Family IS the most important thing!

And I wish you will be very successful on your new RL project!  (but please… don’t push yourself hard! Please, respect your health recover time, ok?)

And, of course,  I wish you will be back to SL soon🙂

We will be here, waiting for you! And we will have a very big party when you back!!

It was a honor to me to work with you in SL projects! You have a giant heart! And I’m looking forward to have this opportunity again, so we can have some fun together again🙂

I love you!

Best regards!

kisses,

Samsara Nishi

L'Abel / Ivalde

L'Abel / Ivalde

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Fashion Expo benefiting RFL

June 7, 2009 at 6:26 pm (RFL) (, )

Fashion Expo 2009

Fashion Expo 2009, benefiting RFL – Relay For Life, will start tomorrow, June 8th and it will be open till June 14th, 2009. It is so exciting!

Today, after finishing to setup my temporary store over there, I took a walk around, and I’ve to tell you: there are LOT of beautiful stuff waiting for you! Clothes, jewelry, shoes, you name it!

I’ll be publishing soon photos of the new release I’m launching during the Fashion Expo to fundraise to RFL.

And keep one eye on http://fashionexpo.wordpress.com/ to have all informations you need about it.

kisses,

Samsara Nishi

ONE WORLD, ONE HOPE! GO RELAY

What is Relay?

Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and has been active, and continually growing, in Second Life for 4 years.  Last year, the Second Life Relay For Life (SLRFL) raised over $215,000.00 US dollars.  The RFL in SL, itself, is a fun-filled, overnight event that unites SL individuals throughout the world to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer.

“Individuals who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event, as a volunteer or participant, have made a commitment to fight back against this disease and let the community know that you can beat cancer.”

Relay for Life Teams form in February, beginning with the 2009 Kick Off Party March 14th, and hold fund raising events in SL from March – July.  The Relay for Life in SL finishes with the Official RFL SL overnight Relay on July 18th & 19th, 2009, with a Wrap-Up Party and Awards in August. Team members gather at their Team Campsites they build, walk the RFL SL Track, enjoy live music, participate in fun events, and explore the many Relay Sims as the event runs overnight and into the next morning.  In 2008, over 80 RFL SL Teams participated in the largest virtual fundraising walk in the world and this year the number will be even higher. 

The  Relay For Life in SL has the ability to virtually bring together friends, families, businesses, and support organizations from all over the world, all with the goal of eliminating cancer.

Fighting cancer is a team effort. The strength of people coming together for a common cause is greater than the strength of one.  Teams are the spirit of Relay for Life in SL!

UNTIL THERE IS A CURE….WE RELAY

More informations:  http://www.relayforlife.org/secondlife

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Let’s Paint the Grid PURPLE today for RFL awareness!

June 1, 2009 at 6:46 am (MV-SL-Fashion, RFL) (, , )

RFL Purple Day - Samsara Nishi

RFL Purple Day - Samsara Nishi

Today is the RFL Purple Day!

To show your support against cancer, you don’t need to spend money. Just wear PURPLE today! Or paint your house PURPLE! Whatever you do today, make sure it is PURPLE!!

This is a really simple way to show your support to those who are fighting against cancer.

Read more informations about how to fight against cancer on: http://www.relayforlife.org/relay/

And how we can help in Second Life: http://www.relayforlife.org/secondlife

By the way, there is a PURPLE Lingerie as FREEBIE waiting for you at Sam’s Secret Boutique at Rue DAntibes 160/160/28 !!

cheers,

 Samsara Nishi

Fashion Informations:

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Hope (pale/bl) vivid (To be launched June/5th :p )
Dress: L’Abel – Carabinae Dress
Hair: *Dark Mouse* Jadwiga (Purple – Exclusive)
Jewelry: AV-Wish Upon A Star Multi Colored – One of a Kind
Eyelashes: 5-Glamour RedGrave

 

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RFL Freebie: Painting the entire grid PURPLE on June/1st

May 30, 2009 at 9:19 am (Freebies, RFL, Sales) (, , , , , )

Sams Secret RFL FREEBIE PURPLE Satin Lingerie

Sams Secret RFL FREEBIE PURPLE Satin Lingerie

Join us, show your support and wear purple on June 1st.

On the first day of June, if you are going for a stroll or if you are having a party with friends, wear a purple ribbon, toss on purple clothes, turn your house lavender even – and yell out to the world that you support the fight in against cancer!

This idea came out of a Relay For Life Group Chat, where the subject was about giving support to those who are in the waiting stage in their fight against cancer, pointing out how hard and scary that part is and how support from others helps so much easy, just knowing others are there.

When Jasmine, Zoie, Tari, Kat, Nikkie, Spaci, Jane – relay volunteers – started talking about how in real life whole towns would turn purple to show support for the fight against cancer; they decided it would be an awesome idea to do the same here in SL. Not everyone has money to give or even time to spend, but everyone can wear purple.

COME ON! Purple Day doesn’t cost one red cent or one virtual linden. Instead you have the chance to show your support for the fight against cancer just by helping to turn SL purple.  Let’s show RL that we are ONE WORLD and WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER! GO RELAY!

When I received this notecard inworld this week I thought: my best way to help to paint the grid purple is preparing some clothes! But… no time to prepare a new outfit in time… so I made this special version of my new release in purple as a special RFL PURPLE FREEBIE 🙂 So nobody need to spend lot of money to be “purple-prepared” to paint the grid purple on June/1st!

RFL Purple Day

RFL Purple Day

I hope you enjoy! 

This PURPLE Lingerie as FREEBIE is waiting for you at Sam’s Secret Boutique at Rue DAntibes 160/160/28 !!

Visit my store at Rue DAntibes, take the freebie bag nearby the RFL logo, and please, help to spread the word about it:

Let’s PAINT THE GRID PURPLE on June/1st to RFL !!

One World! One Hope!

Go Relay!!

kisses,

Samsara Nishi

PS: by the way… I also set a special 50%OFF price on 5 of my old dresses (all in purple/plum/pink of course), from today till June/1st. Shhhhh….. Here are some of the photos: 

Sams Secret PURPLE Dresses

 

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Sam’s Secret Satin Lingerie

May 23, 2009 at 6:23 am (3. New Releases, MV-SL-Fashion) (, , )

Some times all you need is a gorgeous satin lingerie… like this one I’m launching this week.

I started designing it with the jaguar texture created to FDC, because I was wishing to see this texture on a non-wild outfit… but… a satin lingerie is always dangerous, isn’t it? lol

Two additional colors are also available at this point: red and blue. By the way, the blue version has a special launching price: only 50$L during this weekend. Enjoy! (See what Belle Lefavre blogged about it!)

Available at Sam’s Secret Boutique store at Rue DAntibes 160/160/28.

There are also some other secret colors and secret textures that will be launched exclusive for RFL fundraising during RFL fashion shows next month. I’ll keep you posted!

kisses,

Samsara Nishi

Available at Sam’s Secret Boutique store at Rue DAntibes 160/160/28.

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Sam’s Secret FDC WILD RED SNAKED Dress

May 22, 2009 at 10:22 am (3. New Releases, 7. Fashion Designers Challenge, MV-SL-Fashion, Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

Sams Secret FDC WILD RED SNAKED Dress

Sams Secret FDC WILD RED SNAKED Dress

What can I say? As a confessed red addicted I coundn’t resitst to launch an additional color option to my Sam’s Secret FDC Wild Jaguar Dress… and as far as it is a wild dress based on the dangers of jungle… I killed some red snakes to make it!

I give you Sam’s Secret WILD RED SNAKED Dress !!!

Sams Secret WILD RED SNAKED Dress
Sams Secret WILD RED SNAKED Dress

Oh! By the way, you can wear it or the original Sam’s Secret FDC Wild Jaguar Dress or any of the other FDC Outfit to submit your photos to the FDC Photo Contest ! This is a really cool photo contest! The grand prize is a bag with at least 23 of the outfits created to Fashion Designers Challenge event! WooooT !

I’m cut & pasting bellow the original blog post by SySy Chapman regarding the FDC Photo Contest.

I wish you have fun and good luck!!

kisses,

Samsara Nishi

FDC Photo Contest

Do you want a chance to win a HUGE prize bag containing the amazing extraordinairy designs created for the Fashion Designers Challenge? Then join our Flickr Photo contest today!

Click here  to visit a list of quick tp’s to the designers stores to get your FDC creation(s)!

If you are not sure what are the FDC items you can wear to this photo contest, you can take a free copy of the FDC Photo Book on XStreet SL with photos of ALL FDC items (photos by Tillie Ariantho).

How to enter:

1. Take some photos of yourself wearing your favorite FDC outfit by any of the designers, or a combination of more designers. Show us how you wear it and try to really make the photo show the theme of the challenge! (i.e. a jungle styled dress would be awesome shot in a jungle etc.)

2. Photoshopping is allowed, be creative!

3. In order to take part in this contest, you must have a flickr account.

4.Join the FDC flickr group here: FDC flickr group and submit a maximum of 3 photos. Please start the description of the photo with [FDC photo contest] In your description, you must include what item you are wearing in the description of the photo. Any picture that fails to identify which item they are using will be disqualified.

5. Submit your photos before May 31 2009, the contest is closing that day!

6. Voting system: There will be three prize winners in this contest. The grand prize winner wins it ALL, thats right, the WHOLE collection of FDC’s participating designers (see list of prizes below). Second place wins 10 designs of any of the FDC designers by choice, third place wins 5 designs of any of the FDC designers by choice!

How will we define the winners? We won’t! YOU WILL! Every photo submission on flickr, will be judged by the public by a points system. Each flickr user can give their favorite photo’s points, following this system:

best photo: 3 points
2nd best: 2 points
3rd best: 1 point

The photo with the most votes wins! Each flickr user can only cast their votes ONCE to keep things fair. * Ofcourse you’re not expected to vote for your own entry!* Every designer participating in the FDC can moderate in the flickr group, so we will keep a close eye on things going fair.

The contest is ending May 31st when the prize winners will be notified and announced!

Have fun and we can’t wait to see your photo’s!

FDC Designers & Organization

Prize list { updated May 21}: (prize list is a list of confirmed prizes to date, check back to see any additions made!)

FDC Faith skin FDC exclusive – :: TULI :: – Tuli Asturias
FDC Wild Jaquar Dress – Sam’s Secret Boutique – Samsara Nishi
FDC Regency Jane gown – SYSY’s – SySy Chapman
FDC Janine gown – *Bliss Couture* – Amuty DeCuir
FDC Eternal winter bracelet & necklace – :: Eyecandy :: – Candy Cerveau
FDC Peacocks lovegown & headpiece – Stitch by Stitch – Sevenstar Amat
FDC Frenzy Stiletto’s *Fatpacks ALL shoes!* – FO – Felicity Overlord
FDC The lawrk – Sprawl – Pushbutton Skolnick
FDC London dress – Addoro – Mew Denimore
FDC Anguish jewelry set – Eolande – Eolande Elvejhem
FDC Apprentice outfit – Sn@tch – Ivey Deschanel
FDC Vintage pearl collection – AV – Alexandar Vargas
FDC Elekim dress – Anubis Style – Anubis Hartunian
FDC Indi sunflower dress – INDI Designs – Jamie Holmer
FDC Midsummer Amusements dress – Clio pret a porter – Clio Cardiff
FDC Harmonicus Rose gown – Nardcotix – Nardya Rousselot
FDC Ares (Aries) god of war complete set – Bewitched – Wiccan Sojourner
FDC Midsummer Amusements jewelry – Dark Mouse – Mouse Mimistrobell
FDC Missy skin Odile Make up – SPIRIT Skins – SavannahAnn McMillan
FDC Aibell gown – Storin – Annah Whitfield
FDC FDC dress – Naive – Leah McCullough
FDC King Neptune (male) formal outfit – IEVL – Nyte Vargas
FDC Janine hairstyles (all colors!) – HoH – Sheltered Heart

 

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FDC – Ivey Deschanel and Eolande Elvehjem

May 18, 2009 at 6:30 am (7. Fashion Designers Challenge, MV-SL-Fashion) (, , , , , , )

Ivey Deschanel and Eolande Elvehjem

Ivey Deschanel and Eolande Elvehjem

As part of Fashion Designers Challenge, today I’m blogging about Ivey Deschanel and Eolande Elvehjem. And OMG  they did so great together!

Previously of receiving our challenges, each one of us, designers, were trying to guess how “out of the box” could be the individual challenge definition we had to create, compared with our “main” or “personal” style. Our expectations on that particular moment were indescribable!

I guess Ivey Deschanel, from Sn@tch,  is an excelent example to show you how out of box a talented designer can go when challenged!

Ivey Deschanel was challenged by Sevenstar Amat to: “Design a classical suit with pants and jacket for ladies” – Sevenstar Amat

For all of you, who knows Ivey, you know “classical” is not tradicionaly her “style of choice”😉 and for those who don’t know her yet (hmmm… maybe only noobs don’t know her yet…. anyway)  the name of her brand shows you how non-classic is her store:  Sn@tch !!

On her own words: “The FDC event has been a ton of fun and a great experience. I adore doing these kinds of things cause making something so completely out of my element really expands my experience as a designer and gives me incentive and really…permission to try new things.” – Ivey Deschanel

Ivey Deschanel and Eolande Elvehjem

Ivey Deschanel and Eolande Elvehjem

And this is exactly one of the main points of this FDC event! When the designer is talented and creative, just like Ivey, the result of such challenge is amazing!

And it is loved by people with all sort of tastes: by those who loves classic outfits, and also by those who loves Ivey’s style🙂

The dress Ivey created is absolutely classic! The colors, the skirt style, the skirt length under knees, you name it!

She took care of each litle detail to make sure it looks classic, as the backstich red fashion top, and the back sewing on the socks!

But! If you look close… you will recognize Sn@tch style also printed on this classic dress! Don’t you? Just like this skin been shown on the back insinuating a daring spirit inside a classic suit!  

Ivey Deschanel and Eolande Elvehjem 2And here we go: another look of the same outfit, now wearing only the fashion top and the pants.

The two temporary stores with all FDC products will be officialy close today… so if you hurry you still can buy Apprentice Dress today over there:
 Road to Oz (157, 137, 25) and  Snatch Ciky (71, 51, 30)

After that, you will have to visit each designer’s store to buy your outfits! Ivey Deschacel main store is at Snatch City/118/213/30

Now let’s take a look on Eolande’s challenge!

Eolande Elvehjem was challenged by Alexandar Vargas to: “I challenge you to create a piece that is impossible to own in real life, something unique, something surreal that even the art community will look at as art. It must be something that can be worn, it has to be done using prim work. sculpted is ok, just not all sculpted. The piece has to be designed according to this poem.” –  Alexandar Vargas

Ivey Deschanel and Eolande Elvehjem

Ivey Deschanel and Eolande Elvehjem

Anguish Poem: “”

It is amazing how Alexandar’s poem deep touched Eolande, so she asked support from her fiance, as  her way to deal with the main subject of the poem: anguish of  love!

Perfect mood to create this outstanding  jewelry!

I love how Eolande interpreted that! A dark red stone, just like the heart, been supported and embraced by the silver, creating hope to deal with the anguish of  love.

This jewelry is really unique! It is a piece of art!

You can buy Anguish jewelry at Eolande Elvehjem main store is at Ohana Isle (200/58/22)

You can wear Eolande & Ivey on FDC Photo Contest! Check here the rules!

Now I’m looking forward to see what Ivey and Eolande will create on the next editio of the Fashion Designers Challenge event!

kisses

Samsara Nishi

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