Donna Flora and her works of art have been a staple in Second Life for years. Some are classy, some are quirky, and the jewelry is to die for. Well, she needs our help right now. To quote the http://lovedonnaflora.wordpress.com website...
For years, Squinternet Larnia has been an active and well-loved member of the Second Life community. There were items from her store, Donna Flora, at almost every charity fundraiser. When she was asked, she said yes.
December 2011, Squinternet learned she had breast cancer and that it had already metastasized to her bones. Her prognosis was bleak and she was not expected to see the summer. Well, this is the second summer since her diagnosis. She pursued alternative therapies that have helped and given her a hopeful and joyful extra year. However, the cancer has regrouped and her strength is flagging. At the moment she needs home nursing care and is hoping to travel to a cancer treatment center in northern Italy for another last-chance attempt to prove the doctors wrong.
Since she has not been strong enough to release recently, her income from SL has dropped to just enough to maintain her sim. In characteristic Second Life fashion, the community that makes SL what it is has come together to throw a fundraiser for her to help defray her expenses. While Italy has national health insurance, she must finance any alternative therapies and much of her home nursing care.
It will begin on July 25th and run through August 11th.
One of the ways you can help now is to add to your collection of Donna Flora pieces. I went and splurged on several new outfits such as the one I'm wearing. The gown is called Marlene Diva. I heard someone recently say we should throw out all of our flexi gowns. Whatever! I have several gowns that have flexi that are gorgeous like this one. I still love the look of flexi and refuse to become a mesh snob.
I'm also wearing some of her fantastic jewelry. I turned the ring a bit so you could see it better. This set is called Irina. The detailing is wonderful and went so well with the gown. I should mention the gown comes with a fur stole but I live in AZ and it was 129 degrees out when I worked on this picture and I just couldn't put on a fur stole...not even for pretend. lol