My Second Life Updated

Where to start? Life has a habit of moving along so fast we sometimes fall behind. My last post was clear back in February. I need to pull my head out and pay more attention to the posts. I do these posts for two reasons; first to keep you informed of the things I’m up to in my day to day travels through Second Life and second to help my own brain process these things.

Those close to me may have noticed that Dawn is no longer shown as my partner in my profile. This is not to be interpreted as meaning we are no longer together. We still spend all of our time together in SL but we decided to split our stores so we could expand. I wanted to start designing women’s clothing as well as men’s and our vision of how the store would appear and move forward was a little different so at this early stage in the store, it was better to split them. I have begun rebranding my store which is now named HellGate Trading Company (HTC). While I don’t have a main store I do have a store at ShenaniganS Music Café.  I will have a mainstore at some point but want to be able to fill it with quality products before I go down that road again.

I’m still DJing and while my schedule is always changing this is how it looks today.

Purple Gator – Monday & Thursday Noon – 2

ShenaniganS Music Cafe’ – Wednesday 10-Noon

I also will be doing a special Memorial Day tribute show at ShenaniganS this coming Monday @ 4:00 SLT, Hope to see you all there. Remember Memorial Day is not about barbecues but about remembering those who gave their lives in defense of our nation.

 

Alrik Halberd

alrikhalberd@gmail.com

Rock Your Rack

 

ROCK YOUR RACK 2016

October 1 – October 16

 

Breast cancer is one of the leading health crises for women. 1 in 8 women, and an every increasing percentage of men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. There is currently no known cure for breast cancer, and its early diagnosis is critical to survival.

 

Models Giving Back is pleased to present Rock Your Rack, an annual fundraising event combining the best of SL Music and Fashion to support the work of breast cancer charities and raise awareness for early detection which is critical to a positive outcome for this devastating disease.

 

This year’s 4th annual event will support the National Breast Cancer Foundation providing mammograms, education, support and early detection services to anyone in need.

 

The 2016 Event is all together on one sim and involves 63 designers including 9 Gold sponsors:  AlaFolie, Athena Couture, Dulce Secrets, Emerald Couture, Empyrean Forge, LaVian & Co, phedora, Prism and Kultivate Magazine.  Along with these designers,  14 DJ’s, 11 Live Musicians, 22 2D/3D artists, and 22 models will participate in the two week long event.

 

Events during the fundraiser include 9 fashion shows, 11 live musical concerts,  12 DJ dance parties, a 10L Hunt,  Two Silent Auction areas, an Art Exhibit organized by Kultivate magazine, Art Auction and 7Seas Fishing Tournaments.  Designers will be providing exclusive creations with 100% of the sales of those items going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation along with a fine selection of the newest and most popular designs donating a percentage as well.

 

For a complete listing of events and more details on this year’s event, please visit the website:  http://rockyourrack.wordpress.com

 

This year’s event officially opens to the public on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 12:00am SLT and will close at 11:59pm SLT on Sunday, October 16, 2016.

 

Together we can make a difference!

 

Those who are unable to attend but wish to support the cause, may visit the Model’s Giving Back official donation page at https://fundraise.nbcf.org/mgb2016 where donations can be made directly using a v
ariety of means.

 

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Models Giving Back is an agency of professional, certified SecondLife models who give of their time and talents to raise funds for legitimate and verified SL and RL charities.

 

Models Giving Back was founded in October of 2012 by Jamee Sandalwood after a previous agency dedicated to charity work was forced to close due to the owner leaving SecondLife.  Jamee felt the work that was being done needed to be continued and set out to lead the models that were already a part of the former agency into new and bigger endeavors at the newly created Models Giving Back.

 

To date the agency has partnered with dozens of designers and provided models for runway, print and other functions that support charities around SL.

 

Rock Your Rack is the creation of Jamee Sandalwood and is owned exclusively by Models Giving Back in SecondLife.

 

Models Giving Back CEO:  Jamee Sandalwood

 

Models Giving Back Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/ModelsGivingBack

 

Models Giving Back Flickr:http://www.flickr.com/photos/94469096@N04/

 

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About the National Breast Cancer Foundation

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The National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor, Janelle Hail.  She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1980 at the age of 34.  At the time of her diagnosis, there was little information about the disease, and she was forced to make a decision about her health with few options.  After her treatment, Janelle made a commitment to help women around the world by educating them about breast cancer and the importance of early detection.  NBCF’s mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need.  This mission includes increasing awareness through education, providing diagnostic breast care services for those in need, and providing nurturing support services.

 

www.nationalbreastcancer.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spoonful of Sugar Festival

For every national and international disaster Doctor’s Without Borders has been there. There is no barrier, border, or line they will not cross, no length they will not go to too bring aid to those who need it most. Where there is need they are there giving generously all of their knowledge, talent, and skills. Now it is time to give back to them.

Second Life is a global community and with the help of AIM, LTD, ModeLS Magazine, The Second Life Enquirer, SL Live Radio, and Versus Magazine we will come together to celebrate the world wide movement of Médecins Sans Frontières with an entire two weeks of parties, events, and fundraising beginning Sept 9th to the 25th, 2016. Join us at The Spoonful of Sugar Festival as we jet off to old London for what this inaugural event and help MSF/DWB to make a difference in the world.

We have some of the most amazing, wonderful, and talented designers in fashion, home and garden, and breedables joining us to make this an event to remember. Take a moment to shop Alafolie, Ex Machina, Zuri Jewelry, Roanwood for exciting fashion and home goods. Stop by the Wonderful World of Meeroos and play with Dragoos or visit Wild Kajaera on the lovely breedables sim. There will be a little bit of everything from clothing, to hair, and skins. Our Home & Garden Sim will be filled with furniture, home accessories, and gorgeous houses that will make you the envy of your neighbors. Finally the breedable sim will house some of the most adorable, cute, and cuddly creatures that danced through anyones imagination. The best part it can all be yours and it will all benefit an amazing cause.

This is just the beginning though we have some fabulous events planned for the week including an opening gala event, fabulous London Bridge themed fashion show, live entertainment, dance parties, and more. Enjoy a carriage around Piccadilly with Elite Equestrian.

To learn more about the S.O.S Festival and MSF/DWB please visit our website where you can see all the latest happening and developments: http://www.thesosfestival.com/index.html.

Join our inworld group! Spoonful Of Sugar (SOS) Festival

You can also stay up to date and follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/thesosfestival/?pnref=story

To see all the new releases, exclusives, and creations from over 150 amazing designers check out our flickr group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/thesosfestival/

We can not wait to see all of you at The Spoonful of Sugar Festival 2016!

Yours Truly,
Ever Courtois & Angel Wickentower
S.O.S Founders
&
Lexie Jansma
S.O.S Event Coordinator
&
S.O.S Event Team