Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Another successful EFA Fashion Week event collects over L$ 100,000 for Pink Ribbon! This time the format was a charity auction with volunteer model presenting items kindly donated by various designers around the grid. Here are the event highlights.

Event Pictures

Event pictures by Tillie Ariantho


Another successful EFA Fashion Week event takes the donation box total up to L$ 290 081. That is 290% of our original goal. The evening started with a few glitches – including a fatal crash by the host – that would be me. I came back and did not rezz properly, but the show went on with gusto – in full ruth glorlyfor thr next 20 minutes, including missing shoe base until the system started responding again, but that was short-lived. The auction nearly stopped when no one could effect any more payments – server side errors, stake requests and all sorts. We had also gone way past the two hour time slot, but the heat was on, the atmostphere was thick with competition (mostly) friendly and the crowd wanted more. So at the final item – which happened to be Indyra Seigo’s simple three piece pant, top and jacket combo called the Armada, the crowd fought tooth and nail in good charitable spirit to bring the total donation for that item alone to L$ 21251!! There were othr high-earners – totally incredible. I could not type fast enough as the bids poured in. We had so much fun, but I dread to think of the number of people who will be cupping their faces in their hands tomorrow wandering “what the hell was I thinking” just before uploading the linden. The total raised is made up of the L$ 122k we raised from teh charity auction, plus the the approximate figure of L$ 115k raised by the Cafe Society and the L$ 52 raised solely by the placement of boxes.

Pink Ribbon we have done you proud. I cannot wait until the model auction tomorrow.