Chop Zuey – When Elephants Dream

Chop Zuey - When Elephants Cry

Belle Roussel, owner and designer of Chop Zuey, mde an awesome jewelry set for a good casue again. The “When Elephants Dream” set contains earrings and necklace. You can help until the 31st of December by purchasing this wonderful and lovely set. If you want a little more information you can take a look below. Do not wait those peacefully giants need our help!

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STOP WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING!!!!!

Global seizures of illegal ivory suggest that some 25,000 to 50,000 elephants were slaughtered in 2011 alone to furnish demand in major markets around the world.

The message is simple: stop wildlife trafficking.

And to highlight it, the United States destroyed tons of elephant ivory it has seized over the years — and will pay out $1 million to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Hours before the destruction of the stockpile in Colorado Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry announced the reward money to help dismantle elephant and rhino trafficking syndicates.
It’s the first time the United States has offered such a reward, he said.
The ivory was seized and maintained as evidence until court trials were completed. Once the cases were concluded, some of it was used for training law enforcement officers.
“Over the past 25 years, we have accumulated far more elephant ivory than we can use for these purposes, and decided to destroy this material as a demonstration of our commitment to combating wildlife trafficking,” the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said.
“We want to send a clear message that the United States will not tolerate ivory trafficking and the toll it is taking on elephant populations, particularly in Africa.”
The illegal ivory trade has doubled worldwide since 2007, with the United States the second-largest retail market for illegally acquired ivory. China is the largest market.

An unprecedented demand for ivory today has resulted in the slaughter of elephants throughout their range. It is estimated that 96 elephants were killed in Africa each day during 2012. That translates to four elephants an hour or one elephant every 15 minutes. In scarcely more time than it takes to read this commentary, one more elephant will be dead.

Fueling this devastation are greed for a rare commodity, local poverty and social disorder. Wracked by civil strife, central Africa presently finds itself amidst political chaos that has enabled people to profit from the looting of natural resources, including wildlife. At present rates of decline, forest elephants could go extinct within a decade.

Twenty three years ago, I began studying a population of forest elephants at the Dzanga Bai clearing in the southwest corner of the Central African Republic. Protection for this particular population was probably the best in the entire central Africa region, with regular guard patrols routinely confiscating arms and arresting poachers.
To get to the clearing one must walk a couple of kilometers from the local base camp along huge elephant trails stamped out over hundreds of years. After a half hour’s walk through the forest, the sky lightens as the trees give way to a great clearing. Upon emerging, you may see 40 to 100 elephants at any given time โ€“ part of an estimated regional population of roughly 75,000 animals.
Having no nationality, the elephants arrive from across the larger Sangha Tri-National Protected Area, some traveling hundreds of miles. They become very excited when they recognize family members they haven’t encountered for a long time. Elephants can be seen running across the clearing several hundred meters to greet each other in what are visibly emotional encounters.

In March of this year, the Central African Republic’s government was toppled with the help of heavily armed rebels calling themselves Seleka. Since then, Seleka has wreaked havoc with both local people and the nation’s wildlife. In early April, the rebels infiltrated the Dzanga Bai clearing, gunned down 26 elephants with automatic weapons, hacked out the animals’ tusks, then vanished.

– How many elephants are left on earth?

– Are elephants endangered species?

There are about 600 000 African elephants, and between 30 000 and 50 000 Asian elephants. (Approximately 20% are in captivity) Itยดs difficult to estimate their numbers exactly. The Africans dropped by 50%, from 1.3 millions to 600 000, between 1979 and 1989, because of poaching. About 8 elephants an hour (70 000/year) were poached during this period, until the CITES Ivory ban 1989.

The CITES ((Washington)Convention of International Trade In Endangered Species) regard both species as so threatened, so they are included an appendix 1. (the red list) In the Cites conference 1997, populations in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia were downlisted to appendix II.ย  This means that limited trade with ivory on quota, to Japan is ok.

If a population is undisturbed, it grows with only 6% a year according to the IUCN (International Union of Conservation of Nature) elephant specialist group.

Reference Sources for this information:

http://www.fws.gov/

http://www.wildaid.org/elephants

http://www.cnn.com/

http://www.usnews.com/

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Details

Jewelry: Chop Zuey – “When Elephants Dream” (Charity Item)

Hair: EMO-tions – “Naomi”

Makeup: L.Fauna – “Smokey Cat Eyes”

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca tintable” & “Lip Stripes Black”

Top: LeeZu – “La Goa”

Pose: Wicca’s Wardrobe

12 Days of Christmas @ Crazy Connection

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First of all some of you might ask… what is this Crazy Connection? The Crazy Connection is a dream of 3 friends to have a place to live their vision of style and creativity.

Christmas is over and many of us might be lazy and exhausted from all the good food, cookies and sweets, laying on the couch and not really sure what to do…

The therapy for after-christmas-blues. Stop by and grab your daily chance winning one of the exclusive Crazy Connection gifts to lighten the 12 days of christmas.

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It starts today and every day you have a chance of winning amazing gifts from the 3 designers of the Crazy Connection.

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All the items you see on the picture above are in the raffle giver… so what are you waiting for? Everyday you have aย  new chance to click it and pull one of those wonderful gifts!

Where?

Here!

Crazy Connection: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New/27/82/22

Ready for Christmas? With Jewelry by Jake you are ;)

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Did you yet find your styling for Christmas and the Holidays?

With the amazing new sets of Jewelry by Jake you definitely are ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Today I have the great pleasure to showcase 2 of 4 new creations. The first one would be the “Opium” in platinum is a very delicate and elegant jewelry set. The little flowers and the amazing twisted shape of the metals really add the right glam to your Christmas Eve outfit. The set contains earrings, 2 bracelets and as well the stunning necklace.

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If you are not a friend of flowers… no problem ๐Ÿ˜‰ . With the “Wind Song” set you will as well make yourself shine over the Holidays ๐Ÿ˜‰ With the more simple but not less glamorous shape this jewelry completes every elegant and classy wardrobe. The set contains a pair of earrings and the wonderful necklace.

So hurry over to Jewelry by Jake Mainstore and take a look for yourself :).

Taxi: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Plio/216/210/54

Miamai – The Golden Thread

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Miamai is our with a new collection for the Black Label – The Golden Thread!

Last week there was an amazing show done my Miamai and the Miamai Models to launch the new “The Golden Thread” collection. The set, the music and ambience was just stunning and wonderful.

Monica Outlander:

“Wayfarers, welcome.

Our journey along The Golden Thread starts here with you as curious newborns, and it will end with your illumination.

I hope you didn’t expect to only have your raiment needs fulfilled today. No, the pathway we follow today warps and wefts itself around your senses. Ahead of you lies a forest of aesthetic delights, courtesy of the genius gardener Faust Steamer. Keep your eyes wide.

Not all of these are safe, however; as we all know, the most beautiful things in nature never are……

Are you prepared? The path lies waiting ahead…….”

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The first outfit is my absolute favourite of theย  new collection even if I love all of them ;). The “Titania” outfit is an amazing full body catsuit with a huge neck part. The shiny black texture highlighted with that black and white pattern that breaks the black back ground in an awesome way, this cat suit is definitely the right addition and a must have for every fashionista’s wardrobe. The “Titania” headpiece is sold in 3 different versions. The black one went perfect with the “Titania” outfit. The headpiece is a ball made of wonderful little filigree flowers and on the backside you find a huge flower with and mask looking face in the middle.

The shoes are the new release for the Shoetopia 2013 2013 of LeeZu. The amazing “Havasu Fall” ankle boots with the super cool heel come in many different colors, so you can wer them to each and every styling you decide ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

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The second outfit for today as well is from the “The Golden Thread” collection of Miamai. The “Mahi Mahi” Dress is fully mesh made and with the rich black and yellow colors it just is a wonderful and elegant outfit. The huge petals that decorate the shoulders and leg bring back the wonderful yellow texture on the top, like the headpiece does. With all the golden-yellow tones on that black the “Mahi Mahi” dress screams elegance and fierce to the same time ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The sweet “Ula Dark” shoes are as well part of the new Black Label collection of Miamai. Again we see the amazing petals with the black/grey and golden-yellow accents. To wear this shoes you need the Slink Medium barefoot. The shoes only will work with those. If you always search for extraordinary shoes, the new “The Golden Thread” collection has quite a few to offer ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

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Details

Outfit 1:

Outfit: Miamai [BL] The Golden Thread – “Titania” – NEW (mesh)

Headpiece: Miamai [BL] The Golden Thread – “Titania Head Piece” – NEW

Shoes: LeeZu – “Havasu Fall”ย  – NEW (Shoefair 2013)

Poses: Del May

Outfit 2:

Outfit: Miamai [BL] The Golden Thread – “Mahi Mahi” – NEW (mesh)

Headpiece: Miamai [BL] The Golden Thread – “Mah Mahi Head Piece” – NEW

Shoes: Miamai [BL] The Golden Thread – “Ula Dark” – NEW

Mask: Illusions – “Le Fleur”

Hair: booN – “KGI848”

Finger & Toe Nails: Nailed It

Poses: *PosESioN*

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Crazy Connection: Gemini

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Style Details at: http://crazyconnection.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/crazy-connection-gemini/

Wicca’s Weird Wardrobe: Fear of the dark

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I am a girl who walks alone
And when I’m walking a dark road
At night or strolling through the park

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Have you ever been alone at night
Thought you heard footsteps behind
And turned around and no one’s there?
And as you quicken up your pace
You find it hard to look again
Because you’re sure there’s
Someone there

When I’m walking a dark road
I am a girl who walks alone

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When I was styling the today’s look, I was listening to one of my favourite bands called Van Canto. I will attach the song that I liked most during my styling session at the end of this post ๐Ÿ˜‰ With this music on my ears I could not resist to just let it flow and see what comes out ๐Ÿ˜‰

I strted with the amazing “Emi Corset” from N1CO. The corset with the spiked bra are mesh made and coming in different sizes, I am sure you will find one to match your shape ;). As so often for N1CO, the “Emi Corset” comes with a HUD that gives you a hell of a lot of possibilities to customize the colors and textures. You can color the spikes, the corset straps and lines, the buckles and as well the corset itself with different patterns.

The pants i took from the “Tribute to Kattaca” outfit from [AD] Creations. The full outfit is amazing as well and I will make sure to show case it as soon as possible as well, but the pants just were the right addition for my today’s look. Since the pants are quite ‘open’ I added the “Glitter Pants” from LeeZu to cover my private parts ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

The amazing “Saxa” mesh boots from SeVered GarDeN, caught my attention. The boots are mesh made but with 2 parts. The leg part and the foot part so you even could add another pair of shoes if you would like to.

Now i would like you to take a closer look at the bracelets and the necklace. Not too long ago I was asked if I would like to blog a – for me –ย  new brand. I never heard about Enfant Terrible before and I am really surprised how that could happen. Enfant Terrible is the store for all those people who wanna be a little extra ordinary. LesEnfant Terrible, owner and designer of Enfant Terrible, has the special taste and feeling for the non usual and out of the box designing. All she creates has her special twist and tweak what makes all of her creations so unique. The “Chloes” set wich comes with bracelet and collier shows her amazing skills when it comes to texturing and creating. The set is HUD driven and you can exchange the gems and totally match any styling you working on. The filigree “Chloe” collier shows with how much love and time LesEnfant Terrible designs her creations.

Many of you know how addicted I am to little details and accessories. So it was clear for a kinda demon style I cannot just leave my face blank and casual with just some makeup :p .

The amazing “Scara” version of the “Morbida” from SIlken Moon made the right basic for an amazing dark and demon looking face. With the wonderful drawn face parts the “Morbida Scara” totally meets my likings. In the package as well you will find another version wich is just grey. I rarely saw a grey skin with so much details and great made body parts. The “Blackness Face Chain” from Soedara I carry around for quite some time and I never saw it fit to something until today ๐Ÿ˜‰ . The chains look very realistic and with the little red gem at the forehead it was the perfect addition. The cool and scary “Damage – Spiked Eye 001” was part of the Halloween collection fo Finesmith for this year. I just loved the look and the 2 little spiders that seem to crawl up the chain that falls down the cheek.

The hair was a new release of EMO-tions for the last weekend. The “Skip a Beat” hair was made as a tribute to Skip Staheli and it can be worn unisex and in different styles. For the fatpack the hair can be color changed with the new HUD that Mirja Mills started to use for all of her latest releases.

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Details

Top: N1CO – “Emi Corset” – NEW (mesh)

Pants: LeeZu – “Glitter Pants”

Pants: [AD] Creations – “Tribute to Kattaca” (mesh, part of the outfit)

Skin: Silken Moon – “Morbida Scara”

Chain Veil: Soedara – “Blackness Face Chain”

Eye Pice: Finesmith – “Damage – Spiked Eye 01”

Wings: DRD – “Darkness”

Hands: DRD – “Demonhands”

Jewelry: Enfant Terrible – “Chloe” – NEW

Hair: EMO-tions – “Skip a Beat” – NEW

Horns: DRD – “Horns n’ Chains”

Boots: SeVered GarDeN – “Saxa” (mesh)

Poses: *PosESioN*

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Tres Beau for the POE6

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The POE6 hunt happens again and again a lot of amazing designers put wonderful gifts for all the busy hunters :). For me this year is a very special year of the POE. I already blogged the POE hunt a few times but this time I was allowd to join as well as a designer with my little pose store. But this should not hold me back from blogging and so I am very happy to showcase one of my favourite designer – Tres Beau.

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Kimmera Madison, owner and designer of Tres Beau and as well my lovely sister, ,made an amazing coat with matching boots for all the POE hunters. The “Celtic Crimson” outfit again shows, why Kimmera is one of the biggest and best designers on the grid. Her feelings for textures and her skills and ideas for amazing and glamorous outfits are just incredible. The grey coat is ornamented with amazing crimson red decorations. The shiny leather boots with the cute fur part on the upper end are just the perfect choice for the actual weather. The coat as well has some of those amazing fur parts for the collar and the wrists and I am sure for this fur no animal was tortured;) I know my sister too well as that she would let this happen :p . I just added some leggings from LeeZu but all the rest of this beautiful outfit comes with the “Celtic Crimson” outfit as this years Contribution from Tres Beau to the POE6.

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Details

Outfit (incl. boots): Tres Beau – “Celtic Crimson” – NEW (mesh, POE6 hunt item)

Leggings: LeeZu – “Miss Tre’s Tights”

Necklace: Finesmith – “Darklove”

Poses: Wicca’s Wardrobe

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

!:Lybra:! for the Murder Mystery Hunt

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At the moment we have so many amazing hunts out on the grid, that you really have to manage your tie properly to do all of them :p.

For example, starting at Finesmith you have the “Murder Mystery” hunt (http://finesmithjewelry.blogspot.co.il/2013/11/finesmith-murder-mystery-hunt.html)

“News Flash!
Socialite WrenNoir Cerise has been murdered and burglarized! They took all of her Finesmith jewelry AND stabbed her FIVE times! They must have really wanted her dead!
We need your help to find her killer!”

14 designer have placed gifts that are each 10L$and as much as I understood it the 10L$ of every item will support the ASPCA.

Today I would like to spotlight the hunt item of Lybra. Lybra Rage made an amazing full outfit including the cool makeup for the Murder Mystery hunt. The outfit is called “Clown Couture” and it did remind me on some of the puppets I know from my childhood. So i could not resist to go with the puppet idea ;).

The “Clown Couture” has mesh pants, a mesh top and a mesh made neck corset. All are provided in several sizes to make sure it fits your avatar. The hat and the huge neck ruffles are part of the outfit and the amazing white-faced makeup with the typical clown expression as well. If you imagine to get that whole outfit for 10L$ only.. you better hurry and get your copy ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Details

Outfit (incl. hat and makeup): !:Lybra:! – “Clown Couture” – NEW (mesh, Murder Mystery hunt item)

Shoes: Baiastice – “Oxa” (mesh)

Hair: LeLutka – “Rykiel”

Poses & Puppethanger: HelaMiyo

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Natzuka for the Typhoon Fundraiser

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Today I am very happy to showcase the amazing designs of Natzuka Miliandrovic, that she contributed for the Typhoon Haiyan Fundraiser.

As you know, in the past few days we have seen a very devastating news where Typhoon Haiyan hit Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan is known as the strongest storm that ever happened and it has been reported to cause more than 10,000 death and more than 9 millions people are affected. At the moment, thereโ€™s no electricity, no water and no food. And they need our help.

For this reason the Typhoon Hayan Fundraiser Team lead by Jammeh Resident and sponsored by Zenshi started to organize different activities in Secondlifeโ„ข and will send the 100% of the money raised to help the victims of this tragedy.

You can find more information about this charity at the following links:
Website: typhoonhaiyansl.tumblr.com/
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/typhoonhaiyansl/

Natzuka made 2 wonderful dresses. In pink and teal, the “Jamee” dress is a wonderful addition for every fashionista’s wardrobe. The top is ornamented with amazing little butterflies in white on a black ground and a sweet zipper on the left side up to the shoulder, gives the amazing little extra. With the “Jamee” dress you are looking super sexy and even more important in that case, you help when you buy at least one of them… and better both ;). All the money that gets raised with the “Jamee” dresses goes to the Haiyan Typhoon Fundraiser.

Look great and help – They need you now!

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Details

Dress: [Natzuka] – “Jamee” – NEW (mesh, donation to the Haiyan Typhoon Fundraiser)

Hair: EMO-tions – “Collien 2” (Picture 1) & “Harley” (Picture 2)

Shoes: :)(: Pixelfashion – “Sandy”

Furniture: 222769 – “Beyond the Sea Chaiselongue”

Poses: Wicca’s Wardrobe

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

Immerse for the Fashion Fair

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Today I am very happy to welcome a new designer on my blog – Immerse! The first dress I like to showcase, is the contribution of Immerse for The Fashion Fair, that starts on the 30th of november.

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The short “Sequioa” dress is an amazing mesh made dress. The woolen texture is perfect for the actual season and the amazing ribbon thats attached to the waist band really gives it a wonderful playful touch. The dress adds some chic to a casual look. The leggings I chose are from Leezu and with the bald knees they underline the sexy touch of the look.

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The shoes are made by [sys] and the amazing huge bag comes from BeloD, a new and upcoming label from Bozda Mubble. She made a lot of amazing designs lately and the “Leather Handbag” really caught my attention, as I always look for cool fashion accessories.

The hair is one of the latest releases by EMO-tions called “Harley”. With the lightly ‘,essy’ look it was the perfect addition to my today’s casual look. The necklace as well comes from EMO-tions and is called “Daylight”.

For the nail polish I used one of the last releases from Nailed It. The cool red polish with the golden studds out of the “Rock Set'”made the perfect finish for me.

The awesome furniture right behind me is the latest release from 22769. The cool “Vroom” sofa lets every males heart beat higher and even me would like to have one of those in her living room*giggles* It was made for the November mens department. The lamp I took out of the “Midcentrury Modern” set wich contains as well a PG version of a bed and a chair.

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Details

Dress: Immerse – “Sequoia Red” – NEW (mesh)

Hair: EMO-tions – “Harley” (mesh)

Leggins: LeeZu – “Burlesque Tights”

Glasses: LeeZu – “Quarz Glasses”

Handbag: BeloD – “Leather Handbag”

Nailpolish: Nailed It – “Rock Set”

Shoes: [sys] – “Doom”

Necklace: EMO-tions – “Daylight”

Bangles: Pacadi – “Tribal Bangles”

Furniture: 222769

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin