I have a free life, the country where I live is not in war, I can say what I want, I can walk where I want, I can think what I want, I can dress how I want and I don’t have to feel in danger.

All this feels very natural.

To remind us that this is not so natural and not in reach for every person in the world, we celebrate Freedom Day in the Netherlands on 5 May. First to remember the end of World War II, but now also to celebrate and fight for freedom for all people in the world. A lot of festivals are taking place this day all through the country. One of these festivals is Bevrijdingspop, a big music festival with 80.000 visitors.

And this year Bevrijdingspop can be heard in SL! The concert will be streamed to here live and photos of the events will be transferred and displayed directly to feel the atmosphere of the event! And more… Second Life will be showed during the event, there is a streamer of the RL crew in SL who will film and project this film by a beamer on a big screen! Where can you be more free to be who you want to be than in Second Life? We are going to show that with…

ESTAFETTE FOR FREEDOM


(Thanks to Kafee Iwish for editting the original flyer of Bevrijdingspop)

At a secret location the Bevrijdingspop will be streamed. At this place there is only room for a few people. To show as many different people from the world we are living in, every person stays just a few minutes at this place and then tp’s a friend who will stay for a while and so on. During the stay, the person will be filmed and be seen in RL.  The big challenge is to show as many people as possible and to create a nice document of our big variety of residents.

Be prepared, dress your freedom, maybe you will receive a tp to take part in a semi-secret exclusive event where you can have your 15 minutes of fame and show the world who you are.

As a thank you for joining, you will find gifts for you from some amazing designers: SySy’s, ki Design, Aleida Rhode, Mashooka Designs, Sascha’s Designs, SF Design, Koguma Glasses Style (K_gs), Blacklace, GM Nikolaidis, Perse

SO JOIN AND CELEBRATE FREEDOM!

You can share your pictures of this event in this FLICKR group: Estafette For Freedom 2010

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 As you travel around the grid, you cannot help but notice that Christmas time is on the way!  The tropical beaches are making way for winter wonderlands and palm trees are replaced by Christmas trees.  Time to forget the cocktails for a while and sit at the fireplace with a hot chocolate!

The shops and designers are preparing their season collections.  And so is Simone Stern.  As a present she gave me her new Christmas creations.  It is a big collection, in the traditional colors of red, green, white and black.  But also some surprising pastels and purple.  The red line through all are the fur and bows, they make the look rich and can be detached easily in such a way that a good wearable outfit is still there.  The collection is sweet and naughty at the same time and reminded me of Christmas pin-ups from the 50’s, naughty with a wink, but always sexy. Of course this collection has all that Simone! normally brings, high quality, detailed textures and all items in all layers.  And a nice plus, the outfits are very reasonable priced (200LD).

Let it snow,  let it snow,  let it snow!

 EFA - Xmas Simone (green) EFA - Xmas Simone (red)EFA - Xmas Simone (white)

From left to right:  (Simone!) Santa Baby ( 2008 ) in Green, (Simone!) Pixie ( 2008 ) in Red and (Simone!) SnowGirl in White 

The ice-skates, ALB ICE skates female by AnaLee Balut,  in the pictures are from ALB Dream Fashion. You can pick them up for free, there are also male-skates available. Don’t forget to have a look in her shop too, you will find great designs in amazing color combinations. 

 

Thanks to Kafee Iwish for making the pictures.